In episode 27 of MBC East of Eden, Lee Dong Chul (Song Seung Hun) reunited with Young Ran (Lee Yeon Hee) after 2 long years for the X (countless) time. But their reunion seems to be shortlived as the ending of the episode seems to hint at another split. Viewers are getting disgruntled over their circular (repeat) storyline as they seem to be separated more often than being together.
Young Ran sneaks herself back to Korea from Hong Kong while Mike is on a business trip as she is unable to stop herself from thinking about Dong Chul. Two years ago (actually last week), Young Ran had gotten engaged to Mike (Dennis O’Neil) and lived in Hong Kong. But Young Ran was then admitted to a mental hospital as she couldn’t stop thinking about Dong Chul. Although Dong Chul did visit Young Ran at the hospital while settling some matters on a business trip to Hong Kong, they didn’t really meet face-to-face.
Seeing Young Ran back in Korea, Dong Chul was surprised but happy as he arranged for her to stay at his home temporarily. Mike calls Dong Chul up after seeing her missing, asking if Young Ran was with him. With Dong Chul admitting that she was, Mike called on Dong Chul to take good care of Young Ran and he would come for her once he is done with business matters. At the very end, just as Young Ran was feeling happy from being at Dong Chul’s home, Dong Chul told her, “Mike would be coming soon to pick you up”. With their reunion seemingly shortlived, viewers were feeling sad at what is to come.
Viewers expressed at the website, “Young Ran seems to be getting married to Mike regardless, will Hye Rin develop a romance with Dong Chul?”, “Really can’t imagine Dong Chul loving another woman. Hope that Young Ran can be together with Dong Chul”. Viewers also expressed their displeasure with the possibility of Hye Rin coming in between Young Ran and Dong Chul. The preview seens to indicate that it might really be the end of Young Ran and Dong Chul. Check out Dong Chul’s new hairstyle in the preview regardless.