It’s been ages since I encountered a drama with a side character like Jae Hee’s disreputable bastard brother Jae Shik being such an entertaining scene stealer in Nice Guy. I’m sure its 99.9% due to fantastic movie actor Yang Ik Joon’s performance, but I love how he’s integrated into this drama as exposition, narrative device, and inadvertent cupid. He’s hilariously self-serving and amoral, but since I only see him mistreating Jae Hee and acting bad on Jae Hee’s orders, I’m good with him bumming around causing more havoc from time and time. Hopefully episode 15 is the final one with Eun Gi still memory-less because its time she actually took her own life back into her hands. No more having Joon Ha plan for her to reclaim Tae San, no more Maru planning to leave her once she’s back to normal, and no more Jae Hee pushing her around. I’m glad that the spit fire personality still resides in Eun Gi, we saw it when she confronted both Jae Hee and her ex-boyfriend in this episode. Now it’s time for Eun Gi to face up the consequences of her own actions, much like Maru has been doing for the last few episodes, so that she can move beyond that and find the happiness she has been seeking all along.
Written preview for episode 16:
Eun Gi remembers some of her happy memories with Maru and asks him to get married. Jae Hee still cannot let go of either Tae San or Maru. Watching Jae Hee so upset, lawyer Ahn cannot contain his jealousy. Jae Gil finds out Maru’s illness and pushes him to get treatment quickly. But Maru wants to enjoy some more of this happiness with Eun Gi, Choco, and Jae Gil. He asks Jae Gil to keep quiet about it for a bit longer. On the other hand, Eun Gi sees an anonymous letter left for her that contains the accident report from her crash a year ago and she starts remembering what happened back then……..
After Eun Gi asks Maru to get married, he is concerned about his illness but after deliberation he decides to propose (for real, as opposed to their pretend engagement for the public). Maru carefully selects the presents and engagement ring and asks Eun Gi out to propose.
Eun Gi thinks its just a date and she happily gets dressed up. On her way to the date, someone hands her an envelope. She opens and reads it on the drive to the date, right when the car passes through a tunnel. It contains news about her car accident, and leads her to remember everything.
Maru waits for a long time and Eun Gi arrives way past their meeting time and pretends that she hasn’t regained her memory. Maru makes a truly touching confession and speech to her and proposes with flowers, a cake, and the ring. Eun Gi accepts and Maru kisses her. Her eyes open during the kiss. Afterwards she decides to use Maru to bring Jae Hee down….
Preview for episode 16:
Eun Gi: Let’s get married. I want to marry Maru.
Lawyer Ahn: According to our target, please get rid of Seo Eun Gi in one fell swoop. Take care of Kang Maru as well.
Jae Shik: You really want Maru to leave this world?
Jae Gil: I never knew you were that sick this entire time. I will tell Eun Gi and Choco.
Maru: Don’t do that.
Eun Gi: What kind of person is Kang Maru, I remember now.