4 Things We Loved & 2 Things We Hated About Episodes 9 And 10 Of

Now that “Encounter” is back on, we’re excited to see where the love between Soo Hyun and Jin Hyeok will go. Are they destined to be doomed, or will the pair be able to surpass the strains of social class and end up together? Here’s a look at four things we loved and two things we hated about this past week’s episodes.

Warning: Spoilers for Episodes 9 and 10 of “Encounter” below!

HATED: The blatantly obvious product placement

Because I’m enjoying the drama so much, I let the first few times pass, but it’s just getting ridiculous now. You can’t get through an episode without even a few blatant advertisements. These product placements sometimes take away from the fantasy world that us viewers get sucked into.

And of course, what’s a K-drama without the mention of Subway?

Subway. Is. Everywhere.

HATED: The inevitable breakup

We knew it was coming. The tension building up to Jin Hyeok and Soo Hyun’s highly public relationship was bound to make Soo Hyun want to take a break from Jin Hyeok. But did we know that it would break us seeing Jin Hyeok so heartbroken?

LOVED: How happy Jin Hyeok was to see Soo Hyun by the sea

At this point in the episode, Jin Hyeok is wallowing in his misery as he continues to be on a “break” from Soo Hyun. He’s able to adjust living in Sokcho, but he still can’t help but miss her.

So when Soo Hyun shows up in Sokcho and makes a surprise visit to see Jin Hyeok, he’s obviously ecstatic. He can hardly contain himself and he runs up to her like a long lost puppy! It was seriously adorbs.

LOVED: Going back to Cuba (and the cinematography)

I loved the setting of the first episode, which took place in Cuba. The country is so beautiful and makes for an enchanting backdrop to this romantic story! So when the characters embark on a trip back to where they first met, I was totally excited. Mainly because I knew it would add to the already romantic adventure that the two are on.

Gorgeous, right?!

LOVED: The tears of happiness

When Soo Hyun is running around Cuba trying to find Jin Hyeok, she finally stumbles across the note that he left her at the cafe they were supposed to meet at back when they first met. While she reads the note and starts to miss Jin Hyeok even more, she turns around and sees him in front of her.

LOVED: The “I love you”

It finally happened – Jin Hyeok has finally professed his love for Soo Hyun, and what better way than for it to happen in Cuba.

That romantic moment which then led to the kiss.


Although the kiss scenes are hard to get by without thinking about Song Joong Ki, it isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Maybe it’s because Park Bo Gum is doing such a great job of carrying the series that it’s easy to get over. I can’t wait to see this romance progress in the episodes to come!

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Hey Soompiers, how are you liking “Encounter” so far? Let me know in the comments below!

binahearts is a Soompi writer whose ultimate biases are Song Joong Ki and BIGBANG. She can often be seen singing her heart out at karaoke, walking her dog, or indulging in desserts. Make sure you follow binahearts on Instagram as she journeys through her latest Korean crazes!

Currently watching: “Clean With Passion For Now” and “Encounter
All-time favorite dramas: “Secret Garden,” “Goblin,” “Because This Is My First Life,” “Star In My Heart
Looking forward to: Won Bin‘s return to the small screen and Song Joong Ki‘s next drama

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