Episode 37 of “My Golden Life” showed us a myriad of feelings with in the end the final break up between Choi Do Kyung and Seo Ji An.
As I already expected, Seo Ji An is blamed to the max for her behaviour towards Choi Do Kyung. “How can she be so cold-hearted after all he has done for her”?
I can understand Seo Ji An very well. She only stayed true to herself, although she knew the consequence would be she could not be with
Choi Do Kyung. This has nothing to do with how much she loves him, for that’s beyond doubt. Seo Ji An clearly told again and again, why she couldn’t be in a relationship with Choi Do Kyung. She has experienced the black side of the Choi family. It made her go through “life and death” which made her realize where and how she can be happy and this is not in Choi Do Kyung’s world and with his family.
During this long conversation Choi Do Kyung didn’t get the meaning of what Seo Ji An meant with “having gone through life and death”. So far Sun Woo Hyuk is the only one who knows Seo Ji An survived an attempt to suicide. If it had not been for her longtime friendship with
Sun Woo Hyuk, Seo Ji An would not have come back to Seoul at all. The only thing Choi Do Kyung caught was that Seo Ji An was serious.
Despite his good intentions to pave the way to be with Seo Ji An,
Choi Do Kyung didn’t succeed yet in making Seo Ji An decide to take his hand and overcome the hurdle that he represents the world and family she has become to dislike so much.
Writer So Hyun Kyung gave us a hint which path Seo Ji An might be going to follow. She was looking at the poster for a design competition being prized with a scholarship for tuition. Her boss advised her earlier to develop her design talent. More or less, Choi Do Kyung is looking down on her for doing carpentry only now. Not that this would be the reason for Seo Ji An to take part in this competition. She does want to develop her artistic skills which have been dormant for so long!
It could mean Choi Do Kyung and Seo Ji An would go separate ways which could make the break up better to bear with for each of them. And who knows how they will face each other after a time of separation?
Also, will Choi Do Kyung continue the path to be independent of his family without the backing of Seo Ji An? Does his motivation come from inside and will he go on? Or will he return to his family as Seo Ji An thinks is best for him?
The preview for episode 38 shows us Choi Do Kyung is experiencing the dark side of his family now too. How will he deal with this?
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