Start Up Ep 14 sees upward curve on rating front as Nam Joo Hyun piggybacks Suzy; Ep 15 promises Deja vus

Start-Up Ep 14 saw Seo Dal Mi's (Suzy) conviction to reunite with Nam Do San (Nam Joo Hyuk) on the work front. The episode also presented a good look at Han Ji Pyeong's character development.
Start Up Ep 14 sees upward curve on rating front as Nam Joo Hyun piggybacks Suzy; Ep 15 promises Deja vus
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WARNING: Spoilers Ahead:

Start-Up Ep 14 was an emotional episode for Nam Do San stans. While the show had already reunited Nam Do San (Nam Joo Hyuk) and Seo Dal Mi (Suzy) in the 13th episode, their love was tested in the episode airing on Sunday. The episode kicks off on a miscommunication which leads to Do San to believe that Dal Mi and Han Ji Pyeong are dating. Dal Mi refuses to clear the air presuming that Do San is here on a vacation. 

Meanwhile, the developers of her self-driving project join hands with the competitors and launch the same product with them. Worried with the turn of events, In Jae orders Dal Mi to rope in the OG Samsan Tech members. Hesitant at first, Dal Mi gathers the courage to walk into the Samsan Tech office. However, Do San turns her down with bittering words. Hurt by Do San's angry reaction, Dal Mi sits in the car breaking her head over facing In Jae while also facing her pain. 

When Ji Pyeong notices the emotional mess in the car, he offers advice. As the situation unfolds at Sandbox, Do San decides to take a trip to his grand uncle's lodge in the country to clear his mind and forget about Dal Mi. His cycles his way to the wooden cabin. Upon arrival, the developer realises that he still cannot get Dal Mi out of his head. As he battled the thoughts in his head, he passes out only to be woken up to the site of a wounded Dal Mi marching up on the cabin. 

The duo sits together and attempts to engage in a conversation with Dal Mi trying to convince Do San into joining her company. However, the coldness in their conversation is unavoidable. As soon as Dal Mi passes out, Do San pulls out the project file from her bag, holding the details to the Tarzan self-driving car, and studies it. As the sun rises, Do San informs Dal Mi that he's ready to join the team and presents his terms. 

While he refuses to let his guards down, his love for Dal Mi is captured in the frame as he piggybacks the wounded CEO through the bridge. The couple's romance tried to reboot while Suzy's soul-stirring voice sings My Dear Love in the background. On the other hand, Kim Yong San (Kim Do Wan) sits down with Ji Pyeong and seeks his advice about the trio's future. Setting their past differences aside, the new designated CEO asks Ji Pyeong if the trio should reunite with Dal Mi professionally. 

Ji Pyeong confesses on the private front he would advise against it, professionally he thinks it would be an ideal move. The episode ends with the OG Samsan Tech reuniting, Dal Mi and Do San offering a test run of their car for licensing and a hint of competition in the making. These events have led to a rise in ratings. According to Nielson Korea, via Soompi, Start-Up Ep 14 witnessed a nationwide rating of 5.3 per cent, with a peak of 5.6 per cent. Check out Start-Up Ep 13 rating in the link below. 

ALSO READ: Start-Up Ep13 ratings rise as Nam Joo Hyuk saves Suzy & Kim Seon Ho finds a home; Ep14 sees another heartbreak?

The teaser for Start-Up Ep 15 warns that the troubles for Dal Mi and Do San haven't ended. Morning AI will attempt to break into the self-driving car model market before Tarzan car could make its way and this would watch Dal Mi and Do San come head to head with In Jae's father again. While we wait to see the face-off, Do San reaches out to Dal Mi yet again to ask her why she likes him. But there is something unexpected promised as well. Ji Pyeong steps back and urges Do San to chase Dal Mi. 

Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

Anonymous 2 months ago

The pic you have in this episode is a good example of how the writing is so horrendus but also why dosan is skum. Dalmi runs miles at night to the cabin, she gets a little cut but doesnt limp, moan, wince or complain about it. The whole Cabin scene was death by Trope overload but one of them was Dosan carefully lovingly tending her wound while she is a sleep, yes really. However the next morning presents a problem because Dosan just takes off walking by himself, no good bye, no nothing. So shall we list all the stupidity that is going on here? Dosan rode in on a bike. He just decides to leave it? Why? Dosan knows Dalmi has been wounded, he's the one who bandaged it. Why would the jerk leave her alone miles from her car and go off by himself? I suppose its like him after all he left her alone drunk in a park in the middle of the night before right??? Dalmi wakes up sees he's gone runs after him to give her presentation then when she finds it gone starts running round to find it all the while SSTILL not limping, moaning, whimpering etc. The writer then decides that there are no intelligent viewers who will notice any of this and so the scene ends with a piggy back. So which is it? Caring dosan, bandage, piggy back or A()Iole dosan who has just left her in horrible situations knowing she was drunk or injured and left by himself??? People that cant see how much of a pathetic person dosan is are unbelivable.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I am making comments because I have been attacked on Instagram for making comments about Dosan and Dalmi. There are some really toxic Ji-pyeong fans out there. Dalmi fell for Dosan. It has been obvious for a while. I do hope that we get a happy ending with them together. Also, the actor who plays Dosan is wonderful! I just watched another drama he was in. I am disappointed in some of the reactions I have heard.

Anonymous 2 months ago

'miscommunication'?! jp said that because he wants do san to disappear so he would have a chance with dalmi. what miscommunication is that.?

Anonymous 2 months ago

For everybodys satisfaction..I suggest that maybe they can make double endings...one for Do San and other for Mr Han..LOL...

Anonymous 2 months ago

Do San and Dal mi has good chemistry. Let them be together in the end for a happy ending of this drama

Anonymous 2 months ago

Do san Who wrote those letters are Dal mi's Love and that is Ji Pyeong. Do san is not a person here Do san is the name of Sentiment and eternal love and that love is Ji Pyeong. World is full of cowdung brains who have actually no brain to unerstand the facts. Sorry for those human brains and hope they will get little brain so they can love in real life and can come out from virtual fantasy !!!

Anonymous 2 months ago

actually people have no brains to understand why dalmi loves do san. Actually if I were her, I would not even bother that much. even the do san of the lettees is partly fake.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Nam Joo-hyuk OR Do san is complete idiot. Don't know acting or have even good personality. Nam Joo-hyuk casting is a total waste !

Anonymous 2 months ago

Dont insult a good actor just because you dont like the story. A lot of childish JP fans out there. Be respectful. Dont disgrace your HJP

Anonymous 2 months ago

Dont insult a good actor just because you dont like the story. A lot of childish JP fans out there. Be respectful. Dont disgrace your HJP

Anonymous 2 months ago

Do San and Dalmi deserves each other. Ji Pyeong is just an instrument to make the DOsan and Dalmi's relationship to come to reality and bloom. Ji Pyeong feels like a big brother to Dalmi who always protect her. But Dosan and Dalmi has real love there.... and I feel butterflies in my stomach for these two lovers... omgeeee

Anonymous 2 months ago

True destiny for dalmi is JiPyung..

Anonymous 2 months ago

true destiny... hhhh

Anonymous 2 months ago

I do not understand the comments Dalmi and Ji-pyeong do not have chemistry? Because Dosan came along.. do you all think Dosan is the culprit who interfered with Dalmi first love? Just because Dosan a so-called prodigy in computer coding came along? Dosan took away everything that belongs to Ji-pyeong. Ji-pyeong was late and he was searching his feelings for Dalmi. He was also the one who wrote the letters and protected Dalmi at Sandbox. He gave away Dalmi to Dosan in advertently. Dosan is just leeching on Ji-pyeong kindness. It is so sad and unfortunate that nobody sees this. People just see oh! Dosan is cute and young, same age as Dalmi, good match as couple... so they should be together. Or the director and script writer cannot make up their mind who Dalmi should go with and confusing everyone. If this is the case.. i hope no one gets any body.... I think this is the best.. All resolved to be good biz partners and aspiring entrepreneurs and put aside their love life for the sake of this Start Up career and biz journey...

Anonymous 2 months ago

took away everything that belongs to jp. jp fans are totally delusional. do san took one thing from jp, one thing that jp begged him to take saying that he doesn't want it at all.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ji-pyeong would never have come back to find Dalmi and that is why he got Dosan to act like him. He never had the intention to be with her or had feelings for her. He just feels jealous/regretful because he made a mistake by cutting ties with her Grandma. Dosan and Dal-mi were innocently placed together and have true feelings for each other - it is clear in the way that they interact with each other.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Ji Pyeong stepping back is so characteristically him. Send in the clowns. Where are the clowns?

Anonymous 2 months ago

There is no chemistry between ji peong and dalmi! If they end up due to all the ratings of fans on ji peong, then it is just bias! Dosan's name sticks in dalmi's mind and now she encounters the character who is so considerate and caring!

Anonymous 2 months ago

some fans didn't watch past the couple first episodes. they have no right to talk about what they don't know

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why do you think there is no chemistry between Dalmi and Ji-Pyeong? It was because of Dosan. Dalmi said she will go with the Dosan who had wrote the letters!

Anonymous 2 months ago

I love Dal Mi to end up with Ji Pyeong... pleaaassseee!!!! I Don't like nam joo Hyuk!

Anonymous 2 months ago

Nam Joo Hyuk oppa is the best... And Do San is always best for Dal Mi...

Anonymous 2 months ago

Do san forever for Dal mi I find them good in every scene they are together, I love their team up, they look so cute together

Anonymous 2 months ago

Do San is still the best for Dal mi

Anonymous 2 months ago

Well they missed a great opportunity to boost ratings at Uncle’s cabin so it’s a toss up. I hate it became so messy and director lied.

Anonymous 2 months ago

the director never lied with the ads and teasers and everything they did it was obvious that dalmi and do san are the main leads

Anonymous 2 months ago

Im still positive that dodal is the endgame, we havent see the scene dosan chase dalmi. Also dalmi didnt show any signs of she loving ji pyeong , if suddently she choose jipyeong than that just seems really forced and there is also a lot of dodal shippers so i dont think making jipyeong end up with dalmi in the last episode is a good idea. In ep 13 14 we already can see who dalmi really love's how her reaction when she saw dosan and chased him it just shows that dalmi still remembers dosan for 3 years and she always wanted to look good in front of dosan, while with jipyeong she just like doesnt care about her appearance just friendzoned jipyeong. If she end up with jipyeong it just seems weird, like there's no romance between those two, i see them as a friend.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Me too. My heart goes out for Do San anyday

Anonymous 2 months ago

If in the end Dalmi goes to JP i would think that the writer change the ending based on fans feedback and not as the story is written.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Am heartbroken. I want Dalmi and Do-san to reconcile, to be together, and end up together. But misunderstandings and Jipyeong get in the way. It looks like she won't end up with Do-san or with any of them. Am Team Do-san forever.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Me too