This episode had me in stitches. So many stitches. What’s great about this show is how increasingly grounded it becomes in its own reality, letting the humor run high and the pathos run deep. Although the metaphors aren’t subtle, the emotional delivery and throughline are everything I could wish for, and I’m in awe of Ji Sung and his power to inhabit a character (…inhabited by other characters). Just in Do-hyun, he draws out the painful mixture of loneliness, fear and isolation which serve to make him a man apart — less a beast and more an alien, the only one of his kind.
So we can cheer up that Do-hyun — whose inner circle is more like a line with two points — gets to add his third point, making it at least a triangle (and about time, too). And we all know triangles have mystical magical powers. In this case: Friendship! Bromance! Romance! Lipstick!