I don’t have second male lead syndrome in Record of Youth but episode 12 totally made me ship Hae Hyo and Jung Ah at the end of the episode. It helps that Byun Woo Seok finally broke out and emoted to the screen and the sexual tension was so thick you can slice it with a spoon in the last scene. Not to mention Park So Dam actually had chemistry with him and I don’t blame her for leaning on him when she was feeling alone and couldn’t find Hye Joon but she’s totally delusional or beyond stupid to not see that Hae Hyo likes her. I still love Park Bo Gum in The Park Bo Gum show but Hye Joon has stagnated for me as a character once he hit it big, it’s like all the spark left him and he’s not even happy despite achieving his goal. I don’t enjoy watching the fawning over him like I didn’t enjoy seeing Hae Hyo higher up in the early part of the series, I miss the best friends palling around and the smaller successes.