This sure isn’t anything like Dream High. The weight of this episode just hangs in the air and lingers scene after scene. What I noticed yesterday and today is this writer does not give the audience any credit for having short term memory. I find myself having to type the same lines over and over again like 5 seconds after a character says it. I sort of counted how frequently it happened and then started predicting when the next one would occur. Flashbacks are one thing, but when a character reflects on what was said just a few minutes ago this often, I have to wonder if this writer knows the meaning of the word “belabor.” Don’t get me wrong, I still find enough to love about the story to keep going. As I watched her miss classes and put aside her priorities to stalk S, it reminded me how foolish young love can be. Right now her actions are guided by her heart and once logic catches up to it, that is when things will get really interesting. For some odd reason, I found the scene where they are both standing under the shelter of the awning very poignant. K was mimicking what he was doing without being conscious of it – he extended his hand to catch the rain and she followed along. It seems like she chased him throughout this episode – literally and figuratively. When is it going to be his turn?
After S leaves, SH and Y come out holding hands. K watches them and says about shin: that foolish guy.
S goes to see his dad. he asks what happened to S today. dad:did something not good happen today? S:yes. dad: girl problem? is it serious? he hands S a CD to play. his dad plays and asks if it sounds ok and S says he likes it.
S goes home. his mom asks if he ate and he says he did. she says they might be able to move as soon as next week so if there is anything he wants to put aside he should ahead of time. she asks if he is sick cuz he doesnt look well. he says he is fine. she asks if he still goes to learn guitar these days. S says he does. she asks if the teacher talked about anything else. S: he said he liked girl- she was his friend’s girfriend so he stole her away. mom:what? he told you that? S:he still seemed to like her. mom: dont go there again – I will look into finding you another guitar teacher. S: I dont want to. mom hesitates and asks do you know who that person is? (if S knows that he is his dad) S: I know so leave it alone. she says his name but he says he is going to sleep.
K thinks about what S said to her -if she thinks he will like her instead of the professor- and K calls him a “bad guy”
K tells her grandpa to have his meal and says she has to leave for school. he asks why she is going so early today. she says she has some work and to leave the dishes or he could do them. grandpa: the good guy is yours and I always do it. he sees store bought dumplings and calls her name.
K runs to campus with coffee. S watches SH drop off Y at school. Y thanks SH for coming on purpose to give her a ride when he is busy. SH: i have manners huh? she agrees. he says he will drop by somewhere and asks her to have lunch together. she agrees and says see you later. he pats her on the shoulder and tells her to work hard.
K sees S’s bike and guesses he already came. she goes to find him. K:where did he go?
S is waiting for Y. S:like you wished – you found a grown man. what do you like about that person? his ability (earning potential) ? looks? she says this talk is uncomfortable and to go. S:why? are you worried someone will see? Y turns and faces him: fine – what do you like about me? S:everything – all. Y: I do too- I like all and everything about that person. if I am with that person I am happy- not you S. I am not the person you made (built up in your head) so stop and go back to your place. S: ok I will do as you want. I just have to forget you right? I’ll do it. I will give up on you. S leaves
K walks by and says his bike is still there and wonders where he went cuz the coffee is getting cold (looks like S the stalker now has his own)
S was lying on the grass looking at his necklace and finally this time he throws it.
K realizes she was late for musical practice and leaves the coffee by the bike
KY goes to see T. KY says he decided to join the practice today. T asks if his leg is ok. KY says it is and that he’s sorry. T: I dont know about SH but I dont believe you. KY: ok T: anyway since you decided to start again – work hard. and dont betray the person who believes in you. KY says he will and leaves
K runs over to B. B asks where K went cuz she missed class. K asks if today is practice and B says yes and they were about to go in just now. K: that’s good. B: what is? K: it’s nothing. other girl yells it’s S. K turns and sees him and wonders where he is going – she calls out his name. K tells B to explain it well to the director but she is leaving
K chases after S. where are you going? arent you going to the musical practice? S: dont follow me. K:where are you going? it starts to rain.
Bud helps KY get to practice. mean girl asks if bud is starting practice from today. but he says after he watches. he asks if everyone knows KY. lackluster response. JH runs over to KY and asks if he is practicing starting from today. KY: it turned out that way. JH says he is happy. then he points to Hj and asks: isnt she pretty -she is my natasha. HJ: who said I was yours. JH: as you can see – she has some (personality issues *my guess) but she is still cute huh?but whispers to KY that JH might be a little nuts and not to take him seriously cuz it will give him a headache. bud tells them all to stretch till the director arrives
SH tells T that he has practice and has to leave soon. T says KY stopped by -that T has to admit SH has talent for convincing ppl cuz KY couldnt perform for years. SH: what is it that you want to say? T: I am still opposed to KY as always but I am going to act like I dont know. since you want it so much I will overlook it. but you cant use K. SH:why? T: as you know HJ is the school president’s daughter so give up on splitting up the solo. also in case you are mistaken -a school needs money. if we sell your name (his reputation) more (?) will come in so that is why we are leaving it alone so dont make things complicated and do as your told. SH asks if T has something against him – that the responsibility for the musical is on him (not T) as the director. and the only responsibility T says he has is his name on the paperwork. so I will decide what to do with K and take responsibility for her. so you dont worry about it. he leaves and T tries to call him back
SH goes in and asks why they arent practicing. bud says they cant cuz K and the lead guitarist arent here. and the professor just left. HJ says K is a problem. SH calls K and yells -where are you?
she is chasing after S in the rain and talking on the phone with SH. she says sorry but something came up. I will only miss today director. SH: you better come right now or I will cut you from the musical. he hangs up on her. she asks S how far he is going to go cuz it’s raining. he shakes off her hold on his arm. K: just cuz you got rejected by a girl -does the world end? S:what? K: do you know how you look like now? pathetic and petty-quite something to see- not just professor jung but I would have rejected you too. S:stop it. K: how much longer are you going to be so pathetic? S:that is why I wont do it. K:what? S: i gave up (on her).I said I wouldnt from now on. he turns to walk away but goes back and carries her instrument for her.
they stand under an awning and both hold out their hands to catch the rain
S’s family is moving in. K is inside cleaning the floor complaining and wondering what her grandpa spilled cuz it’s not coming out. grandpa asks what is so loud cuz he was trying to nap. she says next door is moving in. he is happy at the thought of eating some rice cakes when he hears the word “move in” (traditionally Koreans usually pass out rice cakes to their new neighbors to announce they moved in and to be friendly) K: who passes out rice cakes these days when they dont even say hello (when they pass each other) grandpa says those are ppl who dont know their manners and he insists that ppl who move into this neighborhood should go around to the elders and say hello first. K: that is just what you think grandpa. J calls out and asks isnt anyone here? J asks if they have a hammer. grandpa: who is that? where did you pop out from? J: we moved in next door today-I kept calling but there was no answer and the front gate was open. but do you have a hammer. K: a hammer? she remembers J’s face on the back of S’s bike. grandpa calls J rude cuz she should have said hello first when she saw an elderly person. what is your name? J says her name. grandpa: are you a student? J: do you have a hammer or not? grandpa: we dont have one. J: if you didnt you should have said that sooner. she knocks over a potted plant. K says that one was something her grandpa likes the most. grandpa calls out to catch J. J takes off running.
J runs home and tells S that a grandpa is chasing after her. grandpa comes in asking where did she go? K hides behind her grandpa and says let’s just go. J is hiding behind her brother. S asks the grandpa what happened. grandpa is holding a stick and tells J to come out and stand in front of him. J says she doesnt want to. grandpa says if you break someone else’s precious potted plant you have to say sorry and not just run off. S’s mom comes out and hears all that. K holds her grandpa’s arm to go so he pulls her off saying “let go” and she ends up standing in front of S. S points at K and says “you” and J does too and says it’s that girl who looked like a squash. isnt it oppa? K makes a face and says hi to S. grandpa yells at J for calling his granddaughter a squash. S’s mom asks if the grandpa is lee dong jin. he says he is. she says her name. i dont know if you remember me. grandpa repeats her name and remembers back to when his son brought her home saying she is someone he is going to marry (OMG) grandpa asks if she is the singer from the band. did you plan to lure my son and ruin his life.
S’s dad (SD) calls K’s dad (KD) . SD says if you heard the rumors I am not doing well (dying). KD: I heard- so? SD: I have something to say. KD: say it. SD: it’s something i have to say face to face. KD: i have class so it’s hard to make time. SD: you probably know but I dont have much time. I will wait- try to come as fast as you can.
J asks her mom how she knows that grandpa. the mom says a long time ago (cuz of work I think she said). J says they were wrong to move here cuz next door is the strange grandpa and pumpkin like girl -oppa if that pumpkin clings to you tell me and I’ll crush her. her mom tells J to watch how she talks. S looks at an album cover of his dad
K goes to her room saying her day off is harder. K thinks about how S moved in next door and looks at what she was wearing. she is embrassed she was seen like this a little while ago and says she is ruined.
next morning she peeks in at S’s door and he opens it and comes out. he asks what she is doing there. she explains how trash day is on wed and other news about the neighborhood. he looks at her so she asks why. S: did you wait to tell me that? K: who waited? how ridiculous – I was about to go to school. she turns the wrong way
T gathers some professors and meets with some guy in charge (no clue who that guy is) T says he wants to split up the show to two teams. today is the day they have to decide to do this. the professors are in agreement and T told the school president. the guy asks if T is doing this cuz of SH cuz the guy will break SH’s legs if he has to in order to get him to listen. T: dont be mistaken – I am not doing this cuz of personal feelings-it’s for the sake of the school. as soon as the school president gives his permission, they will proceed. after T and the rest leave, the guy says SH should have listened.
K is meeting with SH. he asks if she thinks the musical is a joke. cuz she got along with the director does she not take him seriously. K: no. SH: dont you know everyone is (anticipating?) -he says ppl are looking to see how well she does -how well SH does- everyone is watching.she says sorry and he says if she misses one more practice she is out. she starts to leave but he calls her name. he tells her to relax her shoulders as she goes cuz it doesnt look good. she says sorry again and leaves. Y comes in and asks if SH has time. he tells her to sit. Y says K must have been scolded a lot cuz she looks like she has no energy as she left. SH: she wasnt paying attention so I scared her a bit. I told S to come too but he isnt coming. they talk about the musical
Y asks what SH is going to do about the lead. he says he has to decide. Y says personally she hopes it’s HJ. SH:why? Y:HJ can dance well and sing well too. SH: is that so. S shows up and walks past them. SH calls his name- didnt you hear that I said to come with K? S: I had a class. SH: if the leads dont show up dont you know they cant practice? K is the same – if you miss practice one more time -you are out of the musical. S says ok and bows and goes.
KD goes to see SD. KD says it’s been a long time. SD asks if it’s been ten years. thank you for coming. KD: what do you want to say after all this time. S grew up well. JY (S’s mom) raised him well. KD: so? SD: I cant live much longer. please take care of JY for me. KD: how can you say that after all this time…SD: there is only you -you have to help her by her side. KD:why should I? SD: you are a teacher. KD: you think that makes sense? SD: you still like JY. you kept your distance cuz of me – I will get lost now so you can do what you want. KD:how dare you say that to me. why? you lived all this time acting like you dont know and felt guilty for what you did wrong. SD: if I say that will you listen to me? KD:what? after all this time – after making her life and my life like this -being sorry now is a human. listen well – dont pay attention to JY or S -if you are going to get lost – do it quietly like this. after KD leaves, Sd shakes a lot and has a seizure
as S walks in, KD leaves. nurse tells S he cant visit today cuz SD just had an episode. S asks if SD’s condition is bad and she says he was ok until a while ago. S waits around and asks if SD is better. nurse says S cant visit today. S gives her a notebook and asks the nurse to ask SD to look at it when he wakes up.
S goes home and J says she is hungry. he offers to make her ramen but she says she is sick of it and mom didnt make any food. she asks the squash next door to make some squash pancakes. S:what? J: what’s wrong with that – she is your slave. he tells her to order something if she is hungry.
J goes over and lies to K that S wants to eat squash pancakes. K complains he is using her for lots of things. J tells her to hurry and make it and bring it over. K:who said I would make that – but does S like squash pancakes?
K makes some and her grandpa asks why she is doing that at this late hour. she says she was just trying it out and he asks for a dish too.
LOL – she gives her grandpa the ones she messed up on and gives J the ones that look perfect and pretty. K looks around and says – so this is what it looks like. she asks about S and J says he isnt going to eat it. K:what? he is the one who ordered it. J: when did I say he ordered you to -I just said he would want to eat it. K says her name. J: squash – do you like my brother? K:what? SD comes in asking what smells so good. K says hello. J says K unni made it and she seems like a nice unni. SD says K did a great job making it and it looks good. K says it wasnt a big deal. she gets a call from her dad. her dad said he is out in front of her home so she says bye to SD.
K meets her dad at a cafe.she asks what brings him here and he says he met a friend. K:what kind of friend is it that you came up to seoul on a weekday. he says someone he used to know from the past. he says he has a gift for her. he gives her a CD. she mentions how the ones he gave last time were broken so she has to hide it better this time. he asks if that arrogant guy (S) is doing well. she says he got pitiful. she says he got dumped by a girl he likes. KD:then it’s a chance (for you) K:what chance? when did I say I liked him? he says to make it work well and not regret later. she insists it’s not like that. will I end up regretting? KD: you end up regretting. she asks what and he says it’s nothing. she asks if he is going to sleep over and go. he says he has to go back. she asks him to sleep over since it’s been a long time since she saw him.
S plays the guitar and remembers what his dad said – how he liked someone -tried to forget her but kept thinking of her. S thinks of Y.
K says hi to S and says today is the last day. the contract to be your slave – in case you forgot and asked me to do something tm. it’s only till today.and tell your younger sister too. S: ok. he turns to leave and turns around and asks if she can help him find a necklace. K:what necklace? he says where he lost it. she asks what it looks like. he shakes his head and says never mind I dont need it. dont look for it. after he leaves she says :necklace?
she gets her group to look for it with her. (so sad and cute at the same time). B asks if it was really lost here cuz no matter how much they looked it’s not here. K says it was lost here for sure. a girl finds one and asks if it’s not this one. K:it might be. they ask what it looks like. she says the shape is shiny. they ask what that means. B: you said it belonged to you. K: it is mine. she turns and wonders :what does it look like?
S gets a call. he goes to a wake with his mom. in front of the door, she says let’s go in. he knows it’s his dad from the flower banners. he goes in and sees his dad’s pic. his mom tells him to bow. as they leave, his dad’s new wife asks to wait a minute. she says that his dad wanted her to give this back to his student -S. and his music notebook is filled in. she also asks him to accept his dad’s guitar. S’s mom tries to say something but the woman says they have no use for it even if they keep it. she puts it in S’s hands
when they get home, he asks if those ppl knew who S and his mom were. she says they do. S asks if alcoholism is hereditary. his mom turns and says : it wont happen to you – ever – it wont happen to you.
S is looking at his dad’s album cover. J comes in asking what he is doing. he holds the album up to his face and asks: do we look alike? J:who is it? S: someone who used to be a guitarist. he died from alcoholism today. J: but why would an ahjussi like that resemble you? S doesnt say anything. J: is he your dad? mom is drinking alcohol. the two of you are acting strange today.
S’s mom says she wishes it would rain hard. she imagines SD is next to her. she says she cant stand the sight of him and cries.
K’s dad goes to see S’s dad. “go well”
S plays his dad’s song
K’s group says they didnt see S -he missed practice- and wonder if something happened. B asks if K doesnt know cuz she lives next door. K says she didnt see him and wonders if he went on a trip. B sees JH and the band. K goes over to them
K asks JH if he knows if anything happened to S. he says how S told them not to tell anyone. K:what is it?
madame gu tells SH and Y that S”s real father passed away not to long ago. gu says he doesnt know the details but S and his younger sister have different fathers. and that his dad was a guitarist. gu says he doesnt know if S will come to perform today or not and his business has fallen last few days. Y remembers how S said he met his dad.
S is crying after looking at his dad’s music notes. S’s mom comes into his room and asks if he isnt going out today too. if there is anything you want to ask – ask and I’ll answer. were you disappointed that he wasnt someone impressive. S: no. she says his name. S: i dont know what I am curious about yet. if I get curious I will say it. he leaves with his guitar. she asks where he is going. he says to his part time job
S plays and sings his dad’s song alone (without the band) while crying
K looks for the necklace and finds it and says it’s a girl’s necklace. B comes and says S showed up at catharsis.
gu says S just left after his performance. she asks when he left and gu says just now so if you go out you can meet him. she is already gone. gu finishes – probably. K runs past B who is out of breath
K calls but his phone is off. she wonders where he went. he goes and sits where K and him stood under the awning before
Y drives by and sees him. she remembers how gu said S’s real dad passed away. she goes out and puts an umbrella next to him. it’s raining. hurry and go home. she turns to leave but he holds her wrist. he is crying and hugs her. K runs over and sees them. K cries and her voice narrates: S is crying – I wanted to run and tell him before anyone else – are you ok? you will be ok. right now S is in someone else’s arms -not in mine but someone else’s arms.