Side dish: After returning with so many apples, the obvious next step is to make apples treats. Try making Apple Clafouti, somewhere between custard and cake, and easy to make.
Ha Rim teases Eun Chan and Han Gyul about dating each other. Yet, the joke is on Ha Rim when he and Sun Ki decide to shack up with Mr. Hong, and they discover the pig sty that Mr. Hong lives in.
At a meetup with friends, Yoo Joo feels rejected when Han Seong announces that she has no interest in marriage. Later, Han Seong becomes insecure about coming in second to Yoo Joo’s career, and the couple fail to talk with each other for three days. It is only when Yoo Joo falls ill, and Han Gyul notifies Han Seong that the couple speak honestly with one another.
Han Seong finds himself missing Eun Chan and waits for her to show up on her milk delivery. They discuss his girlfriend and her boss, then Han Seong invites Eun Chan to an art exhibition opening. Eun Chan worries about embarrassing Han Seong, but he reassures her that she is cool and pretty.
When Eun Chan finds out that Min Yeop has quit his job, she tracks him down to a pojangmacha where he is temping for a sick friend. Despite claiming indifference about Min Yeop, Han Gyul shows up to offer him back his coffee house job. Han Gyul ends up helping out, then saves Eun Chan from getting run over by a car.
Min Yeop discovers that Eun Chan is a woman after watching her exit a women’s bathhouse while waiting for her sister, Eun Sae. Eun Chan uses Eun Sae as leverage for his silence about her actual sex. Min Yeop becomes hilariously protective and considerate towards Eun Chan.
When the water main is shut down for two days, the coffee house staff go on an overnight retreat. Little do they know that Mr. Hong has offered them up as apple pickers for his friend’s orchard. The team must work extra hard after Han Gyul accidentally sells the boxes of premium grade apples meant for next day delivery. Han Gyul is humbled and it proves to be a bonding experience.
Unable to sleep, Eun Chan goes to take a bath, and runs into Han Gyul using the outhouse. She worriedly asks him if he is truly leaving for the the US at the end of three months. He confirms that he is before gifting her with a toy robot. Eun Chan reveals that her current dream is to make good coffee while Han Gyul just wants to be happy. Eun Chan questions why he likes Yoo Joo who causes him distress.
Eun Chan enlists her mother and Eun Sae’s help in preparing for the art exhibition opening party. The results are horrendous enough that Han Seong whisks her away to get professionally made up, complete with wig. When Eun Chan appears before Han Seong, he is in shock. Eun Chan takes a tumble and lands in Han Seong’s arms.
Junggugeo Kaenada 중국어 캐나다: I don’t want to dwell too much on it, but I’ll point out that Mr. Hong is the worst. I can’t believe Ha Rim and Sun Ki decided to stay at his place. There was green mould on the walls of Mr. Hong’s home.
Only 만: It was pretty gross, especially when Mr. Hong mixed his dishes with dirty socks. For Ha Rim and Sun Ki, I guess desperate times call for desperate measures.
Junggugeo Kaenada: Okay, enough about Mr. Hong’s disgusting abode. We have so many other things to discuss. Everyone is becoming increasingly entangled in each other’s lives.
Only: It was pretty ridiculous that Han Gyul had to intervene between Han Seong and Yoo Joo, because they were incapable of communicating with each other. Han Seong pisses Yoo Joo off by assuming that she has no interest in marriage and publicly announcing this. Then, he overhears that she is still associating with her ex-boyfriend, and decides to simply stop talking with her.
Junggugeo Kaenada: Han Seong and Yoo Joo are so cool that they are like the cinematic French couple who require intervention by a third party to operate. Thank goodness Han Gyul appears to have gotten over Yoo Joo, and so, her mixed messages towards him went unacknowledged.
Only: Good thing we don’t have to worry about Han Gyul and Yoo Joo, because Han Seong and Eun Chan’s relationship is on murkier ground. Han Seong openly admits to missing Eun Chan, and calls her pretty. Yet, he appears comfortable about inviting her to attend Yoo Joo’s art opening.
Junggugeo Kaenada: After Eun Chan’s makeover, there were definite alarms going off by the look on Han Seong’s face. However, it appears that Han Seong and Eun Chan are maintaining the illusion of friendship for now. The attraction between her and Han Gyul is definitely developing with less reservations, in spite of the fact that he continues to believe that she is a he.
Only: It was pretty cute to see Han Gyul openly doting on Eun Chan. Plus, she’s having a positive effect on the way he treats his employees.
Junggugeo Kaenada: The retreat at the apple orchard helped, too. Han Gyul finally learned some humility when he screwed up and his employees did not hesitate to help him rectify the situation. Rather than an annoying departure from the story, the Coffee Prince retreat was entertaining, and really did serve to build rapport and character.
Only: Again, I was surprised at how agreeable Sun Ki was about being put to work and fraternizing with the rest of the employees.
Junggugeo Kaenada: He is falling under the spell of the rest of the goofy Coffee Princes. Speaking of goofy, it was hilarious how tender Min Yeop became towards Eun Chan after learning that she is actually Eun Sae’s older sister.
Only: It was pretty cute to see him try to protect her from the sight of public urination by the other Coffee Princes. As if she hasn’t already seen it all while working side-by-side with them.
Junggugeo Kaenada: Well, more hilarity awaits when Eun Chan attends Yoo Joo’s art exhibit, after she extricates herself from Han Seong’s arms.
Only: Knowing what I know now, I am very excited about the next episode.