'When the Weather is Fine' Episode 7 sees Eun-seop give an anti-climatic response to Hae-won's confession
We last saw how Mok Hae-won (Park Min-young) managed to build up the courage within herself to confess her feelings for Im Eun-seop (Seo Kang-joon). In 'When the Weather is Fine'episode 7, we see this moment again before Eun-seop responds to her confession. This response, however, is anticlimactic. He just says "Okay" and that definitely shocks her into silence. After all, she had assumed that Eun-seop liked her too (just like we had), so his mixed signals are frustrating.
Hwi, Eun-seop's brother who overheard the confession is shocked that Hae-won would even like Eun-seop in the first place. What is surprising is why Eun-seop reacted as he did. Isn't Hae-won really Irene? Can Hae-won move on from this embarrassment?
What comes next is truly delightful.
We see Hwi, Eun-seop's teenage sister, who was also refused after confessing her feelings, help Hae-won deal with the rejection and the onslaught of self-doubt since. How Hwi successfully makes Hae-won believe that she is not at fault for confessing her feelings is exactly the kind of sisterhood that women really need.
This episode also marked the beginning of uncovering who Eun-seop really is. Hae-won learns that not only did Eun-seop not appear for many classes in high school, he also left town for three years. Even when he returned, the first thing he did was to enlist in the army. The keychain that he cherishes—of Sun, moon and stars—was made by Hae-won in their metalwork classes. However, when Hae-won tries to confront him about it after the rejection, he tells her that the keychain was not the one that she gave him in class, but something that he had made in the same class as well.
At that very moment, Bo-yeong interrupts them and Hae-won leaves disappointed yet again. It's starting to look like Bo-yeong has feelings for Eun-seop. She finds excuses to meet him, continues to act like she is the victim in her relationship with Hae-won every time she talks to him.
Eun-seop, in the meanwhile, falls sick and his mother seems worried because this reminds her of the time when he had disappeared for three years. This mystery in Eun-seop's past combined with his otherworldly connection to the mountains in Hechyeon, the cabin in the woods that he keeps revisiting, and the mysterious woman who appears in his imagination and addresses him by a different name has us completely enthralled in how the show is set to progress in the coming weeks.
The many questions that we have at the moment including why Eun-seop didn't accept Hae-won's confession despite being in love with her since high school will hopefully be addressed in the upcoming episode.
New episodes of 'When the Weather is Fine' will air on Mondays and Tuesdays on JTBC.