Kim Yu Mi (Kim Go Eun) declares she’d enjoy spending time at the flower show with her co-worker in sales, Chae Ugi, 5 years her junior whom she has a crush on. He’s pleased. Another co-worker, Ruby, 6 years her junior, who wants Chae Ugi for herself, seethes. Yu Mi’s inner life, her cells, are thrilled.
The day of the flower show arrives. Yu Mi carefully selects her outfit. Ousted fashion cell is released from prison to aide in Yu Mi’s decision making process. Turns out 3 years prior fashion cell led Yu Mi to purchase a dress, then shoes, then vacation that cost big bucks. Yu Mi’s financial cell took the fashion cell to trial. The fashion cell was sentenced and sent to prison for leading Yu Mi to make choices that seriously depleted her savings. Yu Mi’s casual attire doesn’t impress the other cells and even Yu Mi doubts the outfit. Before she can change, Chae Ugi calls (after borrowing a cell phone (he forgot his)) and informs her he’s waiting for her by the fountain at the flower show. Yu Mi dashes out and manages to snag a taxi.
When she arrives at the flower show. She’s appalled to see Ruby, who was supposed to be in Busan. The women lock eyes. Literally running away from her competitor, Yu Mi meets Chae Ugi by the fountain and drags him away claiming she wants to eat before they stroll through the flowers. Once safely in the taxi, Yu Mi ignores Ruby’s calls and texts. The cells are relieved and pleased Yu Mi has secured undivided time with Chae Ugi.
At the eatery, Yu Mi is ready for romance to ensue. Unfortunately things are a bit stilted between the two. Even worse, Yu Mi learns that Chae Ugi wants to set her up on a blind date with a friend he declares would be a good match for her. Yu Mi is devastated to learn that Chae Ugi likes another at work. She asks if it is Ruby. Chae Ugi shares it is not Ruby but a male coworker. Yu Mi supports Chae Ugi’s choices but has to leave the table to deal with her heart breaking. She sobs. The cells are flooded with her tears.
Chae Ugi cajoles his friend Gu Woong (Ahn Bo Hyun) into agreeing to the blind date. He texts Yu Mi about meeting for coffee. Gu Woong doesn’t understand Sae Yi, his co-worker, has a hot and cold attitude towards him. Chae Ugi believes she doesn’t want Gu Woong, but doesn’t want anyone else to have him either.
The next day arrives. At work after completing the Sunday tasking Yu Mi bluntly informs her co-worker, Yi Da, and her boss, Section Chief Nam, that she has a blind date. They root for her success but can’t help but notice Yu Mi’s lack of excitement. Yu Mi and Gu Woong prepare themselves for the blind date neither are looking forward to.
Dressed casually in shorts, tshirt and sandals, Gu Woong arrives to the meeting location first. Yu Mi who texted she’d be sporting a red purse isn’t there yet. Go Woong puts in earbuds and plays a video game zoning out to everyone around him. Yu Mi arrives and notices Gu Woong. She asks if he’s Gu Woong. With his earbuds in, Gu Woong can’t hear her. He spots the red purse and realizes this woman is his blind date. He looks into Yu Mi’s face and is gobsmacked. Unable to respond, Gu Woong stands and stares at the lovely Yu Mi. His inner life cells have all deserted him, rendering him unable to communicate verbally. Yu Mi urges Gu Woong to follow her to the coffee shop deciding she can dump him after a cup of coffee.
At the coffee shop, the Gu Woong’s humor cell starts spitting out bad jokes. Yu Mi’s inner cells decide that fake laughter is the best response. Gu Woong thinks he’s scoring. Yu Mi thinks the date can’t end soon enough.
We meet our leading man. Yu Mi’s Cells trio of writers – Song Jae Jung, Kim Yoon Joo and Kim Kyung Ran – are basing this kdrama series on the webcomic by Lee Dong Gun. A . Director Lee continued the balance Yu Mi’s external life to her internal cell life. I was pleased to see Gu Woong’s external and internal cell life. We’ll understand the inner thoughts and emotions of both our leads. Our soon to be couple ended the episode in an awkward initial meeting. Things can only improve for the twosome.
Kim Yu Mi (Kim Go Eun) was devastated when Chae Ugi revealed he wasn’t romantically interested. She managed to keep her composure until she fled to gain privacy to grieve over her dream date turning out to be unavailable and uninterested. She agree to the blind date and kept her word. I enjoyed watching Yu Mi best the annoying Ruby.
Gu Woong (Ahn Bo Hyun) was struck mute when he saw Yu Mi. She’s cute and it was nice to see Gu Woong react to her positively. Unfortunately his stilted behavior made him less than appealing to Yu Mi. Gu Woong sports a casual vibe, unusual for most kdrama leading men. Frankly I find his look and vibe a refreshing change. I look forward to seeing Gu Woong and his inner cell life navigate a relationship with Yu Mi.
The second song of the OST is “Nighfalling” sung by John Park.
I rank this episode as very good, 8 on a 10-point scale.