4 Moments From “Love In Contract” Episodes 11-12 That Embody Loyalty

4 Moments From “Love In Contract” Episodes 11-12 That Embody Loyalty

After that climactic reveal, “Love in Contract” returns with a couple of surprisingly low-key episodes dealing with the fallout surrounding Choi Sang Eun (park min young‘s) occupation with a healthy dose of introspection and character development. In the midst of all the chaos, furor and conglomerate politicking seeking control of Sang Eun’s life, the people who love her most step up to do what’s right for her and she for them. Here are the four most heartwarming moments from last week’s episodes!

Warning: spoilers for episodes 11-12 below..

1. Ji Ho doesn’t think a word about Hae Jin’s articles or pangs

Jung Jiho (Go Kyung Pyo‘s) life has never been more chaotic. His wife’s face is in every newspaper in the country, and his co-workers have gone from making fun of him behind his back for being stoic to… making fun of him behind his back for being spanked (why? what are they like?). But Ji Ho has never been calmer. Secure in his place in Sang Eun’s affections, he focuses instead on what this situation requires most and the one thing he has been preparing for the past five years: communication.

When Kang Hae Jin (Kim Jae Young) comes to him, begging him to let him marry her (dude, why are you asking him and not her?), Ji Ho’s only point of irritation is that Hae Jin knows more about her than he does. So instead of panicking about all the men looking for his wife, he makes a list of all the questions he wants her to answer. Him until he gets to question 500. oh Sang Eun is equally touched and amazed at how wonderful and caring he is. He is her rock as she navigates this new storm, and when she pulls out her list, she muses that they should take her time and not rush to get to know each other. Instead, they should court each other for a long, long time. Wise words indeed, and Ji Ho loves her for it!

2. Gwang Nam being the absolute best

Woo Gwang Nam (Kang Hyung Suk) has been between a rock and a hard place all this time, caught between Yoo Mi Ho (Jin-kyung‘s) planning to make Sang Eun a chaebol daughter-in-law and really trying to take care of Sang Eun. When she finds out that Mi Ho has been the one running behind Sang Eun’s back to fix her marriage and ruin her life, she goes straight to the one person she knows will always take care of Sang Eun: Ji Ho.

Ji Ho is confident in Sang Eun’s ability to handle the situation with Hae Jin, but Gwang Nam knows better. Sang Eun entered this business as a way to monetize her skills, yes, but also because she really felt bad for her clients. That was always her main criteria even when selecting them. He is afraid that Sang Eun will do something drastic and it turns out that she is right.

With the revelation of her profession, Sang Eun has faced a torrent of abuse and sexist comments, but so has Hae Jin. Her reputation is tanking (actually, it’s her fault), especially after she finally caught the motorcycle helmet stalker and found out to her surprise that she wasn’t him. its stalker but Sang-Eun! The stalker was one of her ex-husbands who became obsessed with her and hasn’t stopped. The news only makes them look worse, and Sang Eun decides to just end her contract with Hae Jin by accepting all the blame for her. She tells Jung Ji Eun (Lee Joo-bin) to write a press release framing her as a gold digger who tried and failed to sink her claws into Hae Jin. Hae Jin is horrified by this, but Sang Eun is determined to sacrifice herself. Fortunately, neither Ji Ho nor Gwang Nam plan to let her do that.

3. Ji Eun’s loyalty to Ji Ho (and herself)

Now this is complicated because Ji Eun is not being loyal for altruistic reasons, but because she wants to win Ji Ho back. We see glimpses of her marriage while they were both prosecutors, and it’s very clear that while she cared for Ji Ho, they were at different points in her life. He wanted love and companionship in her marriage, and she wanted a career and was focused on it. But instead of giving it to him directly, she wore him out. Ignoring her home cooked meals and gestures of affection from her and lying about where she was when he called, she treated her breakup in the worst way possible, ripping out her heart.

They used to have dinner together on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. And when Ji Eun finds out that Ji Ho does the same thing to Sang Eun, she takes it as proof that he is not over her and tries to do this to spite her. Actually, Ji Ho just wanted to heal the memory of those days, heal Sang Eun, and maybe heal himself in the process. But Ji Eun has a lot of guilt to take into account, her career ended up imploding, she hasn’t healed one bit and is clinging to the last man who was her anchor in the storm. Only he has moved on.

So when Ji Ho goes to her to ask her to contact Sang Eun’s ex-husbands to prove that she wasn’t some kind of gold digger (after all, those ex-husbands wouldn’t be happy if it was known that they signed a contract girlfriend!) , Ji Eun does it in a way that vilifies and vindicates Sang Eun and puts an additional impediment to her relationship with Ji Ho: she holds a press conference to say that all of Sang Eun’s relationships were real and true and that none of the men have something bad to say against her but that his relationship with Hae Jin is also real and true and that they are in love.

It’s a cruel move because it makes it that much harder for Sang Eun to get out of her relationship with Hae Jin (and she’s been trying so hard to do that!), and completely bypasses Sang Eun’s autonomy. But in Ji Eun’s eyes, she is being loyal to Ji Ho by preserving the reputation of the woman she loves. Y ejecting her from the picture at the same time. I guess that’s her warped worldview!

4. Sang Eun made Ji Ho a priority despite everything.

Ji Ho’s superiors, being rather old-fashioned, haven’t heard about the news about Sang Eun, but her co-workers have a field day every time Ji Ho walks into the office. It is a situation that Ji Ho is not familiar with. During her marriage to Ji Eun, her co-workers often gossiped about how she dated older prosecutors after work and drank with them in an effort to move up the corporate ladder faster. But while this destroyed Ji Ho in the past, he doesn’t with Sang Eun. Because she tries her best to make him a priority, while Ji Eun tried her best to show him that she wasn’t. Sang Eun checks in with him, updating him on how she’s feeling and where things are progressing. She goes to great lengths to preserve her budding relationship, and Ji Ho sees and appreciates the effort, and makes it easy for her to keep her head up. Because he knows the truth about her even though her co-workers don’t.

Being invited to a co-worker’s birthday party at short notice, he goes with him but doesn’t bring a gift. Everyone else gives him sideways glances even though he explains that he had no idea it was his birthday when Sang Eun shows up. It’s a terribly awkward moment because her colleagues (the same ones who fawned over her before) look at her like she’s a reptile, but Sang Eun is always nice and says that when she found out about the party she thought Ji Ho wouldn’t have gotten a gift. , so she brought one in her place. She doesn’t apologize for her profession, but makes sure to clarify that she and Hae Jin are only together by contract (now somebody tell Hae Jin about this because she seriously still thinks she has a chance). The mood calms down and Ji Ho and Sang Eun share a warm hug afterwards.

Moments like this show why this relationship is so good. It is healthy, comfortable and not too demanding. They are there for each other and communicate healthily when they cannot be present. But trouble lurks on the horizon. Mi Ho is going too far in her attempts to reinstate Sang Eun into the Ina group, going so far as to blackmail the president with his file on his illegal dealings. Even his lackeys warn him that he is going to get himself killed. But it may not be her who ends up dying.

Tired of Mi Ho’s scheming, Gwang Nam rats him out to Ji Ho, who investigates his background, threatens everyone involved in Sang Eun’s adoption with child abuse, and stalks to cut Mi Ho out of Sang Eun’s life. But of course her meeting place is a crosswalk. And when two parties meet at a crosswalk, it is law that a doom truck must appear to crash into one of them. We only see the panicked features of Mi Ho and Ji Ho, well to the core, running towards her to get her away. And so, the show leaves us hanging.

I really hope this is a fake because otherwise it risks being a stereotypical plot where the heroine distances herself from the hero after he gets hurt and takes care of her. “Love in Contract” has done a good job of avoiding a lot of the dreaded clichés, so I hope they don’t go down this path and we find Ji Ho, and even Mi Ho, unscathed next week.

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Shalini_A is a long-time Asian drama addict. When he doesn’t watch dramas, she works as a lawyer, fangirls hee sung, and try to write the best fantasy romance of all time. follow her on Twitter Y Instagramand feel free to ask him anything!

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