It’s Monday so that means another highly anticipated episode of Marry Him If You Dare (Mirae’s Choice). With the way the narrative is unfolding, the English title might be more apropos as Pick the Other One If You Dare. I actually don’t have a problem if Mi Rae accepts Se Joo’s confessions in a misguided attempt to do as future Mi Rae says. It adds more tension to the drama and tension is always good. Except in this case, it would contradict how independent present Mi Rae has been acting, not to mention I actually like Se Joo and don’t want him to be a sacrificial lamb at the altar of future Mi Rae’s attempt to redo her own life. Se Joo has his own path, one that included Yoo Kyung, and even if he detours into liking Mi Rae first it shouldn’t drag on when its clear Mi Rae doesn’t reciprocate his feelings. If she didn’t meet Kim Shin at all, I think she could totally date him and they might even have a go at it. The problem with trying to thwart fate is that fate is a bitch that does whatever she wants, at least when K-dramas are concerned. I like that Se Joo falling for Mi Rae was not the result of manipulation by future Mi Rae. Aside from getting Mi Rae to Jeju, that was the extent of her meddling. The rest happened beautifully with the night swim, which echoed nicely Se Joo’s student film about the lonely guy on the beach. No wonder he was captivated by Mi Rae at first sight. But his feelings unfolded like a viewer becoming a fan of an actor we see onscreen, there is a lot of projecting going on. He’s projected onto Mi Rae this impression that she’s daring and free spirited, unconstrained by the ties that hold him down. When Shin asked Mi Rae why she is close with Se Joo, it’s telling that she uses his words to describe Yoo Kyung back at him. It was a retort, yes, but we know Shin and Yoo Kyung have no feelings other than as colleagues so his words were just tossed out. But for Mi Rae, Se Joo has been a friend so far, so her inability to be sincere about why she’s friends with him when asked by Shin rather downplays his importance in her life. I wonder what Mi Rae’s response will be to Se Joo’s confession? I hope she seriously considers it in light of her feelings and all the info she’s been given and responds in a way that remains true to herself. I do have to point out a weird tidbit in these new stills – Mi Rae is holding two different bouquets. Curious minds want to know what that means.