The Three-Party Battle
Episode 12 of Yumi’s Cells Season 2 starts with Woong hitting that scathing putdown. Bobby is certainly taken aback, given how polite he was at Christmas toward Yumi heading out to see him. So in return, Bobby tells Woong he has absolutely no relation to Yumi now and he’s less than nothing. Oof.
Woong realizes he can’t win this war of words, so instead he hands over his business card and decides to destroy him with their work positions instead. Given Bobby is just a Team Leader and Woong runs his own company, he suggests Bobby apply given they probably offer a better salary.
Just before things escalate further, Yumi shows up and manages to de-escalate the situation. She remembers the fight she almost got into in the past and how Woong helped her. And this time, she reciprocates and says the same words to him. Yumi realizes she needs to protect the “highest priority” and that comes from Bobby.
With Daehan Noodles in need of an illustrator, Yumi introduces Control Z to the gang – including Ruby. She takes a fancy to him, but Control Z decides to draw her. Although he initially writes her off as not his type, it soon becomes apparent that she is. He even tells Ruby that her name is pretty.
The pair both think the other is flirting and eventually they end up messaging. Unfortunately, Ruby ends up getting rejected for the weekend plans, so Control Z rearranges it for the following day.
They’ve been messaging each other constantly, with a maximum of 20 minutes between messages. It’s a really cute segment, and one that’s followed up by the pair meeting at the exhibition and deciding to date properly from now on.
While these two get along well, Bobby and Yumi are struggling. When Yumi shows up to see Bobby, he’s no longer wearing his promise ring. He points out it’s because Yumi is feeling burdened. Not only that, but Bobby is about to head out on a business trip for 3 weeks, right across his birthday. It’s only just been decided but it also means that he won’t be around for his birthday.
As the business trip arrives and Bobby is away, Yumi realizes that things are different now compared to how they were. Bobby is short with his texts, he hasn’t sent over any pictures of where he is, and he doesn’t have as much time for her now. As for Yumi, she’s still hopelessly in love and messages Bobby, wishing him happy birthday. He can’t videocall but he does message, repeating twice “thank you :)”. It turns out he’s drinking with the Section Chief. Only, outside Yumi seems to notice him in a taxi.
Yumi follows him to his house, where it turns out Bobby was in Korea the whole time. He lied about leaving because he didn’t want to worry her. He got in an accident on the way to the airport and ended up breaking his leg.
Bobby couldn’t bring himself to tell her and that’s because he’s under the assumption she was regretting getting back together. Anyway, Yumi begins to cry so Bobby leans forward and kisses her passionately. As he does, he suddenly says to her “Let’s get married.”
The Episode Review
I’m sorry but Bobby lied to his girlfriend for three weeks, making her think he was abroad because he got into a car accident? And he didn’t think Yumi should know? He didn’t want her to worry because of her deadline? That’s the lamest excuse I’ve ever heard and it reinforces again that Bobby is a compulsive liar. Even worse, he decided not to even see her on his birthday, something that Yumi had worked really hard to sort out. And his reply? “Thank you :)” That’s it. Two words for Yumi on his birthday repeated twice.
So we have a guy who is known now as a compulsive liar…and this is the man Yumi is going to marry. Really? I’m sorry guys but that’s a pretty poor way of setting up a marriage.
Maybe an unpopular opinion but the only satisfying ending here is for Yumi to choose herself. Her and Bobby are not compatible and they’re walking on eggshells around one another, which is no way to set up a marriage. Despite that though, these next two episodes are going to be quite the intriguing affair to see how the writers play this one.
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