I cannot think of any other actresses who could have embodied Jang Mi as well as Han Groo. My sentiments exactly. I also agree that I love how the show keeps up the with the humor: Although emotional hugs are not a bad way to translate thought into action. Well, it must be pointed out that the couple had many "turning points" before today most notably the beach outingnone of which turned things around for good. There was so much greatness in this episode tho - KiTae and JangMi scrambling to defend each other to Grandma, Halmoni realizing that these crazy kids really do like each other, JangMi jumping in to help KiTae during every single competition with Yeoreum, KiTae hanging out with JangMi's family and them embracing him like a real son-in-law aaaaaaaaaaaw!
It's so subtle but clearly obvious.
Couldn't break out of his idol shell but most of it was because of the absolute departure from any type of sense or logic or even emotional connection with the second leads. I really really liked that JM was open, honest, and considerate of YR in her breakup.