"I'm Sorry... for Liking You..." is pretty much what defines this episode and the resulting fallout. Bomi gets a bit obsessive about Dongha's injury. Dong-uk gets jealous. When Bomi comes calling, Dongha reveals that he doesn't want to see Bomi any more because he has feelings for her.
Myeonghui shuts down the hospital kitchen using the meat sourcing scandal as an excuse to get Bomi out of work, make her look better to Myeonghui, and Bomi's marriage back on track. Dongha tries to help give Bomi a chance to work again by taking over the hospital cafeteria and gets his offer rejected. Then Bomi struggles with giving up her career for her family and marriage.
After Bluesea gets Bomi and Dong-uk to take them out on a picnic, Dongha tells Bomi to pursue her passions. Bomi discovers her loss of affection for Dong-uk, announces her desire to get back to work and breaks up with him. Upset and rejected, Dong-uk reveals the truth about Bomi's heart to Dongha.
This episode gets pretty dragged down by a great multitude of musical flashback montage scenes. In only once instance does the show provide a progressive montage, otherwise it's really nothing more than time filler. We also get a scene at a police station that pretty much just repeats the same rant that Bomi has about how Dongha get hurt because of her and adds nothing to the episode except maybe about five minutes. The resulting pushback scene where Bomi rejects Dongha's offer also seems like filler dialog since it doesn't add to or advance the story, especially since the action was back and forth without repercussions.
Perhaps the episode needed it since it was burning through its plot points. When Dongha asks Jiwon to take over the cafeteria to give Bomi a job, and to keep it a secret, Hyeong-u spills the secret the very next scene. Instead of taking advantage of the development, the writer decides to just move along to yet another scene where Bomi sits with Dongha and there's a rejection. While I normally like that the show doesn't dawdle on stupid conflicts that could easily be resolved if someone just says something, this is a rather terrible case as it still makes no sense at all that Dongha doesn't fill in Hyeong-u on the fact that he's trying to keep away from Bomi and then trusts him to handle the business when he knows from experience that Hyeong-u is going to disobey in an attempt to play matchmaker.
Ultimately, while Donga revealing his feelings for Bomi and discovering the truth about Bomi's heart are big deals, as is Bomi's realization that she's not into Dong-uk anymore, but these three things are basically the only things that happen in the entire episode, since Bomi's career essentially returns to status quo and is more a convenient plot point than a real character element. The rest of the episode are just stalling and delaying tactics, in complete opposite of the character of that show in its early episodes that drew me in.
The thing is, Bomi's realization of her loss of affection for Dong-uk could have been better drawn through, you know, action. Stuff happening, testing the characters and their affections and having them have epiphanies from these moments. But Bomi's shift in affection is demonstrated by a shifting in attitude without showing cause. I do like that we watch Dong-uk's jealousy drive some possessiveness in contrast to Dongha's concern for Bomi's career, but so much of the episode squanders the time that could actually be used to push story reasoning behind this that much of the episode simply seems like a waste.
In fact, it's kind of a waste that the show didn't build up her career more so it was a bigger deal when she lost her job. As it stands, the sixth episode takes My Spring Day on a path of shallow storytelling, stuffed full of filler. And it was really painful to watch as a result. It also really limits the potential for the rest the series. If Dongha and Bomi get together soon, then we are essentially looking at a new storyline and what will be the main driving dramatic conflict then? With all the talk of Bomi's health, I'm guessing it might be that. And that's almost never a good road to travel down, especially since we're already looking at a widower.
Also, I'm really wishing that we didn't have so much fate and Sujeong's ghost business going on because it's more meaningful if characters get to choose what they do and how they feel. I don't mind characters thinking that it's fate or ghosts so long as its clear that their decisions are the ones that matter. But I'm not going to judge those future episodes until I see them. While episode six was almost as big a disappointment for the series as I could imagine, with a possible closure to the love triangle, maybe the show will be able to find something better in the coming episodes. 4/10.