Things turned serious in the third week of SBS’s “While You Were Sleeping,” with some narrow escapes, a murder trial, and (ugh) a cliffhanger ending. But even amid all this drama, the show still managed to give us some of its cutest and most hilarious moments yet. So from the serious to the not-so-serious, let’s reflect on 11 moments from Episodes 5 and 6 that slayed us!
Warning: spoilers ahead!
1. Hong Joo’s courageous return to work
Hong Joo (Suzy) quit her job because she foresaw in a dream that it would put her life in danger. But as a passionate reporter, she has sorely missed her work in the year since she gave it up. So, with impressive determination, Hong Joo refuses to let fear rule her life, deciding that it’s time to return to work.
Go, Hong Joo, go!
Hong Joo’s mother also touchingly put aside her own worries to support her daughter’s decision, even cleaning and laying out Hong Joo’s old work clothes for her. We can’t help but admire the bravery of this mother-daughter team!
2. Hong Joo unleashing her inner V.I.P
As any K-pop fan knows, you can’t not dance when BIGBANG’s “Fantastic Baby” comes on — and we’re glad that Hong Joo is aware of this, because her bathroom solo dance party is simply hilarious:
3. The priceless shaving incident
Hong Joo then proceeded to slay us with laughter by accidentally sharing some rather embarrassing personal details with Jae Chan (Lee Jong Suk) and his brother.
Nothing attracts your crush like some TMI about your body hair!
So, of course, Mom (Hwang Young Hee) takes it upon herself to do some not-so-subtle damage control, making the scene funnier… although maybe not exactly improving the situation.
4. Yoo Beom getting called out for his sexism
As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to dislike Yoo Beom (Lee Sang Yeob), he revealed this week that he’s more than a little bit sexist.
Luckily, this female judge was there to put him in his place.
Feminism: 1, Yoo Beom: 0.
5. Jae Chan’s newfound cleanliness
When Jae Chan went from this:
We knew that there was something up.
Brothers know best!
Hong Joo told Jae Chan that she sees his home life in her dreams, so it’s obvious that Jae Chan is just cleaning up his act to impress her — but that doesn’t stop him from trying to deny it, which is beyond cute. There’s no use hiding it, Jae Chan, we know you like her!
6. Hong Joo schooling Jae Chan’s coworkers
Hong Joo is smart and well-spoken, and she isn’t afraid to show it. When Jae Chan’s coworkers ask her for her opinion to settle a lunchtime dispute, she leaves them speechless and impressed with her astute analysis of their lunchtime prayer ritual.
The girl knows her stuff.
She uses these facts to flawlessly prove that Jae Chan, by sticking to his beliefs, is actually the most trustworthy and meticulous among his coworkers.
7. Jae Chan lending a hand
On her first day back at work, Hong Joo nervously hesitates to cross the street to her building. But suddenly, Jae Chan shows up to offer her the support and confidence boost she needs, holding her hand and crossing the street with her.
As if that wasn’t sweet enough, he then reassures Hong Joo that he’ll continue to look out for her and be there to protect her, making for one of the most adorable scenes of this couple so far.
8. Yoo Beom starting to lose it
Yoo Beom has been pretty despicable throughout this drama so far, but despite his cool image, his bad deeds are finally beginning to take a psychological toll on him.
We could almost feel sorry for him, but considering he just knowingly enabled a murderer to walk free, it’s just plain satisfying that he’s starting to show cracks.
9. Hong Joo and Jae Chan manipulating time
This duo just gets cooler and cooler — and now they’re beginning to experiment even more with their dream powers, leaving clues for each other in the past from the future.
Present Hong Joo tells past Jae Chan where and when she is in trouble, and because he dreamed it before it actually happened, present Jae Chan is able to come rescue Hong Joo. Confusing to think about, but also unbelievably awesome.
10. The boys’ breakfast woes
Adulting is hard, and the boys in this drama have a continual struggle with cooking that makes us laugh every time. This week featured Woo Tak (Jung Hae In) burning his toast to a crisp:
And Seung Won (Shin Jae Ha) desecrating his mackerel, at the same time as he assured So Yoon on the phone that he’s a great chef:
Which brings us to…
11. Subway’s grand entrance
This drama has been great and all, but for some reason it’s felt a little empty; like something very, very important has been missing….
There we go, that’s better.
Oh Subway, we were wondering when you would show up!
Is a drama even a K-drama if there’s no Subway product placement? Thankfully, we can now rest assured knowing that our beloved characters will be well-nourished by Subway sandwiches aplenty.
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Which moments from “While You Were Sleeping” slayed you? Let us know in the comments!
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