'She Would Never Know' Episode 8 sees Song-ah ask Hyun-seung to not give up on her, and his one-sided love
'She Would Never Know' Episode 8 sees Hyun-seung (Ro Woon) understand how his one-sided crush on Song-ah (Won Jin-ah) can be seen as an obsession and even burden her. He understands this when his ex-girlfriend, who had cheated on him and left him for another man reappears and claims that she misses him and wants him back. He asks her if she understands that this is not love but an obsession, for he has no interest in her. He also tells her that he will never show interest in her ever again.
He explains to her that he has now started to like someone and hence has no interest in returning to the toxic relationship that he had with her. In fact, when she asks him if it is Song-ah that he likes, he confirms and ends up letting her in on the fact that Song-ah doesn't reciprocate his feelings yet. So she tells him she plans on continuing to like him irrespective of his feelings on the matter.
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That is when he tells her that this is no love, and that it is purely obsession. She then asks him how he is any different and this is what wakes Hyun-seung up to the fact that all this while, he too had been obsessing over Song-ah. This helps to introspect further on his actions and he then comes to the conclusion that he cannot lie to himself and Song-ah about liking her. He also realizes that he cannot continue to cling to her.
Song-ah who was present when Hyun-seung's ex-girlfriend had turned up realizes that this is the same woman who had cheated on him. The woman that he had told her about when he had tried to knock some sense into her when she had first learned of Jae-shin wanting to cheat on her. So she reaches out to him to check on him, and this is when Hyun-seung ends up telling her that he plans on getting over her for real this time.
He tells her to not get hurt if he were to intentionally distance himself from her, or if he were to ignore her when they cross paths in the future because he believes that he would need the distance to help him. The more he moves away from her, and begins to consciously stay away from her, Song-ah begins to feel his absence more than if he were just her junior. If he was just her junior, would she miss him as much as she does at the moment? She doesn't have an answer to that.
She also realizes that it would be mean to ask him to not stop liking her and to be as he usually would if she did not plan on reciprocating his feelings for her. Yet, she wants him nearby. Whether this is just a rebound from her previous relationship or the beginning of a new, healthier relationship; we are not sure. What is certain though is that Hyun-seung is in for a surprise. He is definitely shocked when she asks him to not stop liking her, and it would be interesting to see how this unfolds.
'She Would Never Know' is a TV adaptation of the webcomic 'Sunbae, Geu Lipstick Bareujimayo' which literally means 'Sunbae, Don't Put on That Lipstick' and it airs every Monday and Tuesday on JTBC. The show can be streamed on iQiyi.