My Secret Hotel Episode 2 Review Korean Drama Fashion Recap
There’s a dark mood lurking at the premises of My Secret Hotel. Prior to the flashback, Goo Hae Young’s wedding did push through. But mid-way through his entrance, a man dropped down from the ceiling in front of him, bathing in his own blood.
Flash back to two weeks ago when Hae Young met his wedding coordinator: his former flame, Nam Sang Hyo.
Nam Sang Hyo isn’t thrilled by the idea of planning the wedding of her ex-husband, especially since it’s pretty obvious they still don’t have closure. We still don’t know what really happened to the marriage but it’s clearly a bitter ending.
Determined to get Goo Hae Young to back out of the deal and let some other hotel cater to their wedding, Sang Hyo hopped in his car and let Hae Yong drive to a nearby pier so they can scream to their hearts’ content.
But Hae Young still won’t budget. He wants to spite Sang Hyo after hearing she’s going to be married to the hotel’s director, Sung Gyum. Hae Young left her there, much to Sang Hyo’s disbelief.
Sang Hyo feels dejected that he really left and said “You didn’t come for me anyway”, seemingly referring to something that happened to them in the past. But Hae Young came back, struck with concern for her welfare (he did leave her alone). She’s already gone. He looked around and said “you never really waited for me anyway”, probably also referring to the same thing. Now I’m more intrigued about what really happened to them in the past!
Anyway, we know that Sang Hyo is a fan of wide-legged, high-waisted trousers. It seems to be her go-to work outfit. This time, she chose this dark denim piece with a cute safety pin detail at the belt loop area.
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Someone broke into Sung Gyum’s office and he had his security team check the CCTV cameras. Only, the CCTVs are already old and not working properly. But something’s really fishy here. Everyone seems to be covering something up. We know that AM Hwang is the one who broke into his office. Sung Gyum also seems to suspect GM Moo Yang but the latter just looks unfazed.
The fact that Nam Sang Hyo could be marrying someone else is eating at Hae Young. And because he left her alone, he’s even more bothered.
Sang Hyo toured the couple around their wedding venue wearing this chic outfit. I don’t know about you but I really love all the high-waisted pants going on in dramas as of late. Gong Hyo Jin in It’s Okay, That’s Love swears by it and I also saw Jun Ji Hyun in You Who Came From The Stars wear a Gucci high waist pants ensemble before.
Hae Young ruffles Sang Hyo’s feathers by saying the venue just looks ordinary. It’s their best, Sang Hyo said. Of course, Soo Ah is crooning at the idea of getting wed there. She loves the place.
Sang Hyo antagonized Hae Young by saying what does he know about weddings anyway, has he been married before? Hae Young was stumped but got back to her by also commenting on Sang Hyo’s status. What about her? She knows a lot about marriages but she’s also not married so that makes them even.
Nam Sang Hyo pretended she has a call so she can walk out, leaving assistant Yang Gyung Hee to tour the couple in their honeymoon suite. Soo Ah was in an amorous mood and tried to get Hae Young on the bed but he brushed her off after getting a call from Sang Hyo.
That night, Sang Hyo accepted her officemates’ invitation to go out and have a drink. She belted it out at the noraebang wearing this striped romper and peep toe pumps. Couldn’t find the make of this though.
Pretty sure you have noticed Heo Young Mi and her envy towards the more successful and more wanted Sang Hyo. AM Hwang, who is present, for once, suggested she just forget about it.
While she was outside, still griping about Sang Hyo’s popularity, Young Mi saw AM Hwang talking very seriously with GM Lee. She was on her way back inside when AM Hwang accosted her.
A better look at the top portion of Sang Hyo’s striped romper.
We finally get to shed some light on AM Hwang’s very shady character and what he does with his time. He spends time gambling and got in trouble for hurting one of the guys he was gambling with.
Young Mi left so abruptly the night before that she forgot her super cute bag.
As if Sang Hyo’s day isn’t riddled with problems already, she also has to deal with pervy officemates. Good thing she’s dressed to fend them off. Love this periwinkle-ish blazer and matching pants that she wore with a casual tee. Take a cue, ladies!
The guys AM Hwang got in trouble with before? They’re back for vengeance. They’re looking for him at the hotel. In retrospect, why is this hotel so quiet? Where are the guests?
And here’s another shady character, Yang Gyung Hee. They’re about to have another meeting with the couple but Gyung Hee excused herself saying she has an appointment with the doctor.
So it’s up to Sang Hyo once again to cater to these two. Soo Ah is dressed to the nines in a body con dress with a ruffled off shoulder details.
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The wedding dry run brought out the memories in both Sang Hyo and Hae Young. While Hae Young was walking down the aisle, he remembered his wedding day with Sang Hyo. They had a simple but pretty marriage in Las Vegas. They seemed perfectly happy.
Sang Hyo walked out again in the midst of the mock ceremony to cry in the bathroom.
There’s another thing I don’t get: it’s Hae Young’s willingness to marry Soo Ah. He doesn’t strike me as the type to fall for someone as clingy as her. And with his disastrous marriage to Sang Hyo, you would think he would have sworn off of marriage by now.
AM Hwang overheard Sang Hyo talking to Hae Young and didn’t hesitate to use that against her. He seems to be on her side though as long as she doesn’t try to kick him out of the company.
It was Sung Gyum who saw a crying Sang Hyo. So he comforted her and made her laugh.
The memories also put a damper to Hae Young’s spirit. Gone is the cocky guy who teased Sang Hyo mercilessly. Sensing his mood, his co-worker and friend, Shi Chan advised him to see Sang Hyo one last time and set things right, tell her his feelings.
So Hae Young rushed back to My Secret Hotel. But she’s not there. The only person in the office is AM Hwang who was talking to someone on the phone. Hae Young overheard him a little.
Hae Young eventually found Sang Hyo, who is already laughing with Sung Gyum. Seeing that she doesn’t need him now, he walked out without telling her what he set out to tell her.
Sang Gyum also seems perfectly content – until he got a letter left for him at the front desk. The letter says that his father has been murdered.
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We’ve gone through this outfit already – what Sang Hyo wore during the wedding. The wedding that never pushed through because AM Hwang came crashing through the ceiling, dropping right in front of the groom.