Will So-yeon really be the only person Jin-taek takes to Paradise? Is Se-hoon doing OK after his rejection? Will any of these guys finally notice how special Yea-won is? And what do Ji-yeon and Su-hin do for a living? Could he really be an idol? These are the questions Episode 2 of Single's Inferno left us with, and now we're getting answers.
We left off with three couple in Paradise: Si-hun and Ji-yeon, Jin-taek and So-yeon, and Hyeon-Joong and Ji-a. And three singles alone in Inferno: Se-hoon, Jun-sik, and Yea-won.
Things seemed to be going well, but previews of this episode warned that things could change. Jin-taek was coming on strong to So-yeon, making himself appear as a one-woman man, Hyeon-Joong and Ji-a appeared to be really into each other, and Si-hun and Ji-yeon had cute, flirty banter, though they both seemed a bit reserved.
For starters, let's get this out of the way. No, Se-hoon is not doing well.
Meanwhile, Si-hun and Ji-yeon are enjoying a meal together, where we learn that Ji-yeon had the same intentions as Ji-a on that brunch date.
Si-hun reveals that he is not an idol — he just looks like one. And he's older than he looks, at 30 years old.
Ji-yeon is 25 years old and a student studying neuroscience at the University of Toronto.
Si-hun says he doesn't care if anyone else likes the person he likes, because once he likes someone, he doesn't give up.
Back in Inferno, Yea-won and Jun-sik are getting to know each other better.
I mean come on, look at her.
Then the couples return from Paradise, and it kinda feels like when you walk into a room and you can tell everyone's been talking about you.
But the boys are welcomed back with open arms.
And of course, all the girls missed Yea-won.
Ji-a opens up about her date with Hyeon-soong. She thinks they hit it off.
But it seems Hyeon-joong felt differently.
But the gossip is interrupted by an announcement from the Master of Single's Inferno. There will be another couple matching session today, but this time, they can't choose the partner they chose last time. Some people seem excited; some seem nervous.
It's time for another game. And this time, it's the girls playing.
They're fighting for a meal with two guys of their choice, and everyone wants in on the menu of Pyeongyang naengmyeon, suyuk bossam, and of course, iced Americanos.
So-yeon leaves the other girls in the dust, and Jin-taek is hype, because he thinks he's gonna get that delicious lunch.
But the considerate So-yeon has other plans.
Jin-taek looked a bit bummed, but to his credit, he seemed to understand.
And Se-hoon really needed a win after the brutal blow of watching Ji-yeon go to Paradise with Si-hun.
Jun-sik cuts the small talk and asks the real questions. Who is So-yeon interested in?
She kind of dodges the question, and says that even being on this brunch date with them feels like cheating.
Then she compliments Se-hoon, which only makes things even more curious.
Yup. Se-hoon basically said he wished he wouldn't have been picked because he wanted to talk to Ji-yeon at lunch time. So he seeks her out as soon as they return.
So he gets busy asking her some hard-hitting questions. You know, to really get to know her better.
Ji-yeon is clearly uncomfortable, as displayed by her signature "I'm uncomfortable" move of fanning herself.
When they return to the dorms, Ji-yeon hangs back to talk with Si-hun and Jin-taek, and there's an awkward vibe of something unspoken as they discuss choosing partners.
Then it's time to choose up. The boys have chosen already by slipping their travel tickets into the appropriate post boxes, and the girls must go out by the fire pit and say who they'd like to go to Paradise with.
First up is Yea-won, who chooses Jun-sik, who she got to bond with last night and this morning.
And he chose her too! Finally, Yea-won is getting the respect she deserves!
Then it's So-yeon's turn. She chooses Se-hoon. (!!!)
But he is unfazed in his bed, clearly not coming out.
So she returns to her dorm, looking a bit disappointed.
Back in the boys' dorm, everyone is convinced Jin-taek will be going to Paradise, but he doesn't think so.
And Ji-a clearly has other plans. She chose Si-hun.
And he chose her too!
Now Ji-yeon is the last to choose, and she doesn't want to do it.
As it turns out, all of the remaining guys have chosen Ji-yeon. So, no matter who she chooses, she's going to Paradise.
And the winner is...
Neither did Se-hoon, who is once again in disbelief.
So-yeon is shocked herself.
So Hyeon-joong, So-yeon, and Se-hoon are stuck in Inferno tonight.
And once again, Se-hoon is a giant buzzkill.
So-yeon keeps trying to lighten the mood with jokes anyway.
But Se-hoon doesn't even wanna laugh!
And Hyeon-Joong is feeling the absence of Ji-a, and the jealousy of knowing she's in Paradise with someone else.
Meanwhile, at the hotel, Jin-taek is proving himself to be a smooth talker, flirting up a storm with Ji-yeon, giving clever responses to everything she mentions about her ideal type.
When Ji-yeon asks him why he chose her, he says it's because he "felt her gaze."
Meanwhile, So-yeon is teasing Se-hoon, and he isn't having it.
And while everyone in Inferno is singing Jin-taek's praises...
...he's busy catering to Ji-yeon's every need.
When Ji-yeon tries to ask him what he and So-yeon talked about while they were in Paradise yesterday, he hits her with this lame cop-out.
And Si-hun and Ji-a are getting very cozy in the pool.
I'll leave you with these wise words from Hyeon-joong, who definitely has no idea how true they really are.
It's a game indeed, and a dirty one at that.
Join us next time to see if anyone on Single's Inferno can stay loyal and find love!
And hopefully, see more of Yea-won, because I want to know how her and Jun-sik's first trip to Paradise is going!