Part 1 of this three-part GIF series focuses on the Ep 12 encounter between the “pair” and the Hoogye Gang. This scene is priceless for what is not said. ~ Commentary by @tiger457_stv from Soompi
Surprise encounter past midnight (last train at around 12 to 12:30 am). Jung Hee’s bar closing when they find the PAIR.
Friend: Are you finally here? We already closed shop.
Jung Hee and the Gang looking over the PAIR… What is going on?
Engineer: Uh.. this is an employee, we worked overtime so I’m walking her home.
Awkward moment… everyone bowing, Ji-an bowing and stepping backward, unsure of what to do.
Jung Hee: Annyeonghaseyo …. [Who is she?]
Jung Hee: I guess Dong Hoon works at a place with female employees too… [What are you doing with her past midnight?]
Others: Where does she live? Behind the school? That’s dangerous – you should walk her there.
Big Brother smiling knowingly: Go ahead, we’ll wait here.
Engineer readily nods in agreement.
Ji-an uncomfortable: It’s okay, I’ll go by myself.
Engineer: No, let’s go together. [Engineer starts walking, Jung Hee runs over to them.]
Jung Hee: I like long walks, we’ll walk together! … [I want to know more about her.]
Others: Yeah, let’s all go together.
PAIR with long faces, uncomfortable. Engineer slightly annoyed.
Jung Hee: Is that okay, huhuhhh?… [Do you have any reason we can’t go with you?]
PAIR: Uncomfortable silence… Engineer’s face gets longer.
Jung Hee: Let’s go!
Ji-an’s eyes dart back and forth toward Engineer, not sure what to do.
Jung Hee: I’m excited!
Big Brother: Ear to ear grin…. [Dongsaeng, you rascal, always saying you have nothing to do with the girl!]
Engineer‘s diversion: Where’s Ki Hoon?
Big Brother still smiling: He said he has plans….. [Did you have plans too before we caught you?]
Others: I hate supervisors, all of them are bad… Hey girl, you should avoid your supervisor… Run when you see him…
Big Brother: Dong Hoon isn’t so bad that people should avoid him!… [Yeah, I should know, and you should know too, girl.]
Others: All managers are crazy, isn’t that right? She said she’d go alone but this crazy manager overreacted…
Big brother ear to ear grin… [Yeah, dongsaeng, sure you have nothing to do with her so you insist on walking her home!]
Others: Hey Dong Hoon, you cheapskate, you should have paid for her taxi if you made her work overtime…
Jung Hee: Are taxis safe?
Others: Is HE safe?
Jung Hee: He’s safe.
Engineer annoyed: Stop that now. This is why she refused… [You are making her (and me) uncomfortable.]
Jung Hee: Dong Hoon is safe. Back then we visited temples for 15 days, staying together but NOTHING happened.
Engineer looks at the sky annoyed.
Jung Hee digs in: Don’t things usually happen between a man and woman boarding together? How is it possible nothing happened?
Engineer sighing with annoyance.
Jung Hee digs in some more: I’m still fascinated by that… and we were still young (20s) too.
Jung Hee goes back and annoys Engineer some more: Why did you go all over with me knowing where he stays?
Engineer avoids her by going to the other side of Ji-an: Why do you keep bringing this up?
Jung Hee then approaches the taciturn Ji-an who is trying to avoid these older people: Aren’t you afraid of becoming old like us?
Ji-an calmly says: I’d rather get to your age fast, I bet life won’t be so hard.
Then the mood changes, they stop and look at her, realizing that this young girl is quite mature, and sad and has her own life struggle.
Big brother looks at Engineer as though to say, You know what she means, don’t you?
Silence as everyone thinks of their own hardship…
At the end, Jung Hee: Things were not that easy when we were young either… Silence.