Mistakenly assuming that Ji Woong (the youngest of the three guys) is the world famous John Kim, Joo Eun is overjoyed when the three boys reluctantly agrees to help her.
While Joo Eun is killing herself under John Kim's "training", Gyeo Woon (heroine's ex) is finally free to date In Young even though it is obvious that Joo Eun is still an unspoken ghost between them.
Sitting not too far away on yet another marriage date set up by his family, Young Ho observed the whole scene and finally looks away when Mama Shin starts to hit her daughter in frustration for letting a man like Gyeo Woon get away.
Noticing Young Ho's obvious distraction, his date asks "Is everything okay."
Surprisingly honest, Young Ho replies "It's uncomfortable and it's bothering me. She keeps showing up in front of my eyes."
While watching a live broadcast of Joo Eun on a show about legal questions, Young Ho is stunned when Joo Eun passes out in the middle of the interview. Looking at a dejected Joo Eun on the hospital bed as she is again placed in a very embarrassing situation not only for him to see but in front of the whole world, Young Ho makes a momentous decision.
Dryly, Young Ho replies "The fact you fell for it is actually quite bewildering to me, to be honest." Continuing on in an audible mutter "I don't know if you are weird or stupid."
Despite Joo Eun's initial anger, she is quickly appeased when both Ji Woon and Joon Sung (Young Ho's two friends) beg for her forgiveness.
Proving that he is completely serious, Young Ho leads his boys on a deep cleanse of Joo Eun's kitchen and replace all the junk food with various healthy things that will help with Joo Eun's thyroid condition.
Ending yet another routine day of work, exercise then home, Joo Eun's night suddenly turns into a nightmare when a stalker barges into her house. Fortunately, Young Ho arrives just in the nick of time and takes down the stalker easily.
With no where to go, Joo Eun ends up moving into Young Ho's house and becomes housemates with the three boys.
Dismayed that the law seems to actually side with the creepy stalker instead of Joo Eun, Young Ho decides the best recourse is to teach Joo Eun how to protect herself by teaching her Jiu Jitsu...which promptly ended in a accidental kiss.
Bothered by the fact that Young Ho left the country without a word to her, Joo Eun is somewhat comforted when Young Ho orders her to send him regular videos of her exercising footage so he can make sure she is on target. While Joo Eun is busily complain about the fun Young Ho must be having with all his lady friends, unbeknownst to Joo Eun, Young Ho is actually going through intensive testing to make sure the cancer in his knee hasn't come back.
Fortunately, the doctor declares Young Ho to be fully recovered and he comes back to find a much slimmer Joo Eun.
To celebrate Joo Eun's great progress so far, Young Ho reluctantly agrees to live one day "Joo Eun's way". Meaning, no exercising, sleeping during the day and of course lots of yummy greasy food.
Unfortunately for what started out as a glorious day for Joo Eun soured quickly when she is called into the police station for questioning. Speechless when she is informed how Gyeo Woon had threaten the stalker for her safety, Joo Eun is even more dismayed when the police calls Young Ho as an additional witness.
Luckily, thanks to In Young's superb lawyer skills, the stalker has no choice but to drop the charges. Sheepish after being left alone with Joo Eun by a very "understanding" In Young, Gyeo Woon warns Joo Eun that Young Ho is someone greater than she would expect and that he is probably just playing with her.
With Gyeo Woon's warning fresh on her mind, Joo Eun tells Young Ho to stop playing with her when the mood between them gets suggestive. In reply to Joo Eun's warning, Young Ho pulls her to him and kisses her.
Favorite Scenes From Episode 5-6
So used to the imaginary Young Ho popping up through out her day, Joo Eun pokes at the real Young Ho when he all the sudden shows up beside while she is ordering a cheater coffee treat with extra whipped cream.
When I really think about it, the romance in Oh My Venus is actually moving quite fast but that's why I love these imaginary figures because it shows how the leads have truly come to depend on one another.
Puzzled when he notices the poinsettia at the back seat, Young Ho asks Joo Eun "Isn't that flower pot from the stalker?"
Huffy as she looks down at the bouquet of flowers Young Ho wants her to hold in her hands, Joo Eun replies "Yap. Some people get flowers from "important people", but I get a flower pot from a stalker."
Put a hand on Joo Eun's forehead, Young Ho asks "How long has it been? Now you are speaking whatever you are thinking." Ha! I don't know why but that sentence is just so hilarious to me.
The super sexy Jiu Jitsu lesson is of course one of my favorite scene. Anyone else thinking about taking up Jiu Jitsu lesson??
His imagination going into overdrive the moment Joo Eun announces that she is going to go get a message for her aching muscles, Young Ho insists that he will be the one to do the honer. Unfortunately, for mine and I am sure Joo Eun's imagination, Young Ho's form of message is just a measly message chair.
And finally, my favorite scene! Trying to calm her racing heart as she remembers Gyeo Woon's warning that Young Ho is probably just a rich boy trying to play with her emotions, Joo Eun shrinks when Young Ho touches her dimple again and declares "Don't mess around with me!"
Making a declaration of his own, Young Ho takes off Joo Eun's glasses and replies "Since your body belongs to me, you can't say no."
And leans in for a kiss. Someone scrape me off the floor.
I am in love! While I was still a bit bothered by the pacing of episode 3 and 4 but I was completely satisfied with 5 & 6. I think I pretty much giggled like a lunatic through the last two episodes.
I will admit that I am a bit bored whenever the corporate intrigue part of the story comes up but fortunately at least at this point, the writer has kept that portion really small. One thing I am really excited about is the great characters in Oh My Venus. Kudos to the writer in creating not only awesome leads but also in making the second leads very intriguing as well.
On a side note, I think it is rather metaphoric that while In Young might look beautiful on the outside but right beneath her glamorous surface she is still that insecure overweight girl. In contrast, Joo Eun might have suffered a lot because of her appearance during her adult years, but deep down she still holds onto her confidence of her once bubbly shiny self.
However, as the story progresses I am starting to wonder if maybe Gyeo Woon might just be a decent guy after all. We've had no indication from Gyeo Woon that he wants to get back with Joo Eun (he has even formally asked Young Ho to take care of her) but he certainly seems unable to stop caring about Joon Eun's welfare even if he has to protect her in secret. Moreover, Gyeo Woon is very aware that what he is doing is hurting In Young.
Everything would make more sense if Gyeo Woon is just a typical ex that wants to get back with the heroine once she becomes beautiful again, but up to this point we really haven't seen jealousy from Gyeo Woon or even greed to get back with her so could it be after 15 years of dating, Gyeo Woon now sees Joo Eun more as family??
I really like the fact that despite the obvious status difference between our two leads on the surface, in reality Joo Eun is a sparkling being that Young Ho hasn't dared to even imagine that he could have in his life. It was so poignant the way Young Ho looked at Joo Eun with that glimmer of hope after she gives her speech about how everyone has the right to pursue happiness. As the chaebol son with the heavy expectation placed upon him, Young Ho had only ever dared to carve out a small piece of stolen freedom under the name of John Kim, so how moving it must've been for him to hear from Joo Eun that even he has the right to be happy.
Dang, this one has turned into one gigantic post. Oh, well. Let's blame it on my excitement to finally find another show that is addicting worthy!