'Run On' Episode 3 Spoilers: Kiss between Seon-gyeom, Mi-joo a drunk mistake, but they are getting intimate
'Run On' episode 3 shows how Seon-gyeom deals with the corruption within his association and how Mi-joo helps him overcome the struggle of not being adequate
'Run On' episode 3 begins with Seon-gyeom (Im Siwan) waking up to face the consequences of having kissed Mi-joo (Shin Se-kyung) while he was drunk. However, since both Seon-gyeom and Mi-joo are weird in their own ways, the way they deal with this kiss is strange too. She comments on how hydrated his lips and his lip products are while he tells her that she is free to sue him, or he could apologize too. It is only after spending a day together with him that Mi-joo broaches the subject directly and asks him directly - "Why would he kiss her?"
He responds with the worst possible reaction and tells her that considering the condition that he was in, he would have kissed anyone that was around to stop the rumors between him and Choi Tae-ri from spreading further. Of course, this angers Mi-joo enough to throw a punch but not at him. This doesn't bother her too much though, not as much as reading the transcript of a musical movie does. Instead, she is just intrigued by this man who seems to have gotten used to all the attention that he has been forced to deal with. She is intrigued by his reaction to the gossip that gets printed about him, and also finds it alluring that he seems to have similar problems as her. To be specific -- not having a home. The fact that he is being held hostage by his family and his agency only add to the drama.
At the moment, Seon-gyeom is also dealing with the corrupt system that Korean national athletes belong to. He had tried to get fellow athletes who had bullied a junior punished for assault by getting himself into trouble so that he can draw attention to the issue of how athletes are physically assaulted depending on their standing. However, his head coach along with the association members decides to bury the entire event and as a result, neither does Seon-gyeom get punished nor do the others. He feels sick because of how his father, an assemblyman, has managed to use his influence to get his son out of trouble. However, is there something that he can really do to change how things work? He doubts it.
At the same time, his father also informs Mi-joo about the recent incident and also asks her report everything that his son is up to in scheduled reports to him. She feels extremely uncomfortable about the situation and tries to sidestep the request, however, Seon-gyeom's father doesn't let her. Instead, he even ends up patronizing her for not having parents and having lived through adverse conditions. Will this wake her up to the different realities that she and Seon-gyeom face? One thing she is certain of is the fact that she can't blame Seon-gyeom for his father's errors.
As the two of them deal with their conflicts they come to the conclusion that maybe, just maybe, they are interested in each other after all. Mi-joo helps Seon-gyeom decide that maybe it is time for him to rebel - rebel against all the pressures that he had felt in his life and throw caution to the wind. Will things work out fine for him? We will have to wait and watch.
'Run On' will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 pm KST on JTBC and can be streamed on Netflix in the US.