Not all K-drama kisses are created equal. Some just happen, more for fan service than anything, without moving the characters emotional trajectory forward all that much. Consider it a fly-by kiss. Other kisses are of vital importance, the kind that confirm feelings and break down barriers. Will the kiss between Ji Heon and Eun Seol end up like their first kiss, with him on his knees begging for forgiveness and she threatening to rearrange his face? Or will it shed some light for Eun Seol on how she feels towards Ji Heon? The fast paced plot development of Protect the Boss genuinely leaves me breathless, like I’m running to catch up to this drama each step of the way. But it’s a happy kind of tired, knowing that the drama is ahead of me and not the other way around.
Written preview for episode 9:
Ji Heon and Eun Seol share an unfamiliar and nervous kiss. Afterwards it’s awkward for them even to make eye contact. Ji Heon breaks the silence and tries to ascertain Eun Seol’s feelings. Eun Seol is unable to give him a definitive answer, but Ji Heon is as happy as a child receiving a present on his birthday.
Moo Won’s mom can sense that something has happened between Ji Heon and Eun Seol, and wants Moo Won to stop now. Even though Moo Won is shaken, he calmly explains that his feelings hasn’t changed and he won’t waver in his course.
[Credit: written preview released by SBS, translated into Chinese by Baidu Protect the Boss bar, translated into English by me]