The fourteenth episode of Our Beloved Summer begins with Yeon-Su reflecting on her past. Specifically, how she grew up poor and avoided many of the other girls at school.
Not only that, but she practised breaking up with Choi-Ung in front of the mirror, struggling to remain composed and hold back her tears.
The thing is, Yeon-Su did tell Choi-Ung about her family's financial difficulties following the break-up.
Choi-Ung dropped his phone during a drunken phone call and missed the most important parts of the conversation.
Returning to Yeon-Su and Choi-Ung in the present, the latter is determined to learn why they split up in the first place.
Yeon-Su, on the other hand, dodges the question, claiming she was "really tired of looking for a part-time job" and walks away.
The problem is that Yeon-grandmother Su's is not afraid to tell him the truth. When Choi-ung visits her, she opens up and reveals everything.
She mentions Yeon-feelings Su's for him and requests that Choi-ung stays by her side for a long time.
The first episode of the documentary has been released, and it has been a huge success.
Park Dong-Il is overjoyed because the ratings are higher than they've been in a long time.
Ji-Ung, on the other hand, maintains his cool, reminding him that this is only the first episode.
Those at Yeon-workplace, Su's who admire her and comment on how cute she is, also watch the episode.
When the gang notices Yeon-Su behind them, she urges them all to focus on their upcoming project. She also forbids them from discussing the documentary at work.
Yeon-Su agrees to go out with them on a work night in order to break the cycle of the past.
They're overjoyed and can't stop themselves from jumping up and down. A sliver of a smile appears on Yeon-Su's face.
The documentary is widely publicized, and Sol-ex, Yi's Jin-Seob, appears after hearing her interview.
He claims he missed her terribly and believes she misses him as well, based on what she said.
Things become awkward when Eun-ho appears in the middle of this. Jin-Seob is eventually escorted out, but Eun-Ho is clearly envious.
That night, she overhears Jin-Seo on the phone discussing swindling money from Sol-Yi and treating her like a sucker. He also mentions how she works for a bank and is in debt.
Sol-Yi actually overhears a portion of this conversation, but only the part about her being kidnapped.
She believes he bravely stood up for her, and it's adorable when the two interact with one another afterward.
NJ and Ji-Ung end up going out to eat together, where the former laments the fact that she doesn't have many friends.
Ji-Ung offers some words of encouragement, knowing how difficult it is to get over someone you care about.
This comforts her, but when she shifts the conversation to Choi-Ung and what he's been up to recently, Ji-ung admits he hasn't spoken to his friend in a while and departs.
Following all of this drama, Choi-ung walks Yeon-Su home from her night out. He promises himself that he will be with her for a long time.
When Yeon-Su returns home, she discovers a leaflet for specialized medical services in her grandmother's jacket. Yeon-Su becomes concerned as she suspects she will leave her soon.
Yeon-Su decides to treat her grandmother to a trip away in an attempt to keep her grandmother around.
She's going to take a few days off work, but she begs her not to leave. She doesn't want to be by herself.
Ji-ung returns home to his mother, who requests that he film her during the epilogue. Why?
As it turns out, she's going to die soon, so she'd like him to film her before she's gone.
While more of the past is revealed and Yeon-Su begins to let go of her insecurities and embrace the people around her, she remains concerned about being alone.
She is desperate to spend as much time as possible with her grandmother.
Although Yeon-actions Su's are admirable, the truth about happiness is that it can only be found once you're happy with yourself.
What you think about yourself when you're alone will ultimately determine how the rest of your life unfolds.
We get more scenes of Ji-Ung moping around, and while the scenes with his mother late on are a big hammer blow, there's nothing in this chapter to advance his character.
Instead, it is up to Sol-Yi and Eun-Ho, who are growing closer together. There's a really nice vibe between the two, and their on-screen chemistry is definitely palpable.
The double-bill next week should be quite dramatic, and the ending hints that there will be plenty more drama to come.
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