Notice that I no longer talk about the rating for this drama? It's because I've given up on following it. Seriously. This drama is just not registering in the psyche of the viewers living in those 2000 homes with the whateva boxes installed (in order to record the rating).
I think it's because the target viewers for this drama are us, and we don't really watch drama on TV.. well, at least I don't. I prefer to download my dramas. You can't rewind your favourite scenes on TV, and I do a lot of rewinding while watching.
Or maybe that's just an excuse for easing the hurt I felt in my heart at the drop in rating it's experiencing. Yes, again. Episode 9 registered a 4.5% rating, and at more than half-time, we can most probably say it will stay at that level or even lower. Also, with Rain's drama making an explosive 20% debut, I think we'll just see an upward trend for Runaway. Makes me glad that Playful Kiss only has 7 more episodes. I just want hyung to finish this drama and go do other projects as soon as possible.
Anyway, I haven't watched episode 9 so I'm only guessing about episode 10:
Seung Jo moves out of the house, leaving Hani behind. Hani is in despair and keeps trying to engage him in conversation at college, but he is as uncaring as ever. Hani's friends confront him (about his cold attitude towards Hani, I think). Seung Jo talks to her about something (most likely to tell her stuff that will keep her away from him..huh). There is something to do with Hera + Seung Jo that makes Hani cry her eyes out in her room. Mrs. Baek, for the first time in her match-making life, has no idea how to help her.
Watching this preview makes me want to tell Hani to go find another bloke who'll love her, instead of the iceberg that is Baek Seung Jo. But of course LOVE is irrational and incomprehensible. How does one force one's heart to love or to be indifferent? It's just not possible.
I've also revised my opinion on how this drama is gonna end. There'll most probably be a wedding, but I doubt we'll have a post wedding arc. Things are moving fast in one direction but verrraa slowly in another. I also think we won't have the side love stories. All the Chris parts that have to do with Naoki Irie will be played by Hera, and all the Keita parts that have to do with Kotoko will be played by Joon Gu. This is because we have not been introduced to new actors aside from these people. Surely if there'll be new characters, Group 8 would have introduced them to us by now. But there's zilch announcement on it. What, they'll just spring these important new characters on us without any prior announcement?
Anyway, I love this drama. I got into it initially because of hyung.. but now I'm in it because of Hani. If I had had my own way regarding how her character should turn out to be, I'd make her get married happily ever after with someone else and let Baek Seung Jo stew in his own bitter juices while toiling in one trivial pursuit after another.. ha! I want him to suffer a fate worse than death: a life full of regret.
Episode 9 is downloading merrily in my torrent box.
EDIT @ 3pm: Episode 9 is done downloading yeay!!! Now I have to wait for 2.5 more hours before school is finished to watch it.
I love school net! (when it's fast, that is)