I love that the truth revealed in episode 10 of Start-Up doesn’t get glossed over but also doesn’t get unrealistically compounded. Dal Mi learns that her pen pal Do San was actually Ji Pyeong but her biggest issue is that all the comforts she grew up with were manufactured and she doesn’t know if her feelings for present day Do San are real. She doesn’t magically develop feelings for Ji Pyeong, and why should she. She liked him from afar thanks to their letters but unless he comes clean that he wrote the contents sincerely even though the endeavor was at Grandma’s behest then there is no honest feelings between them from years ago. That Ji Pyeong likes Dal Mi now after getting to know here is also real, then it’s up to those three to start afresh with no pretense and see where the chips fall. In Jae I like for her no nonsense attitude and get shit down resolve but goodness she is such a bitch and I don’t now why she’s like that other than as a survival tactic. Episode 10 was a nicely bookend episode that got rid of the facade and primes the leads to barrel ahead with so many more challenges ahead, including Demo Day and Yong San’s revenge plot.