The truth not only sets you free, but sets events in motion that has the baddies scampering for a way out. Ha Nuel has to deal with the backlash of his assault charge. A fan meet puts everyone back in high spirits and Jinu finally comes clean. Entertainer is ever entertaining.
Top 10 Moments:
1. Ji Young rubs salt in Ha Nuel’s wounds
The news of Ha Nuel’s sexual assault charge hits the news and as was to be expected, the backlash was harsh with people commenting on the news report and calling him thrash. Ji Young, all to happy that this is happening is quick to throw the words Ha Nuel said to her in last week’s episode back in his face. Ha Nuel though doesn’t respond to her.
2. CEO Byun reveals how KTOP made its money
Turns out Joon Suk stole the songs Sung Hyun wrote and gave it to another artist to sing. The act led Sung Hyun to commit suicide (although Seok Ho believes it was a heart attack) and Joon Suk is convinced CEO Byun won’t come out with the truth because of how devastated Seok Ho would be. I hate that he’s right but at the same time, I know Seok Ho is made of sterner stuff and Ha Nuel won’t let him sink that deep into depression. Plus, Joon Suk is convinced that the only witness to the act can’t be found. Famous last words Joon Suk. Famous last words.
3. Ji Young is implicated in searches and Joon Suk makes his decision
And about that time too. Joon Suk’s about to burst a gut that Ji Young (Luna)’s name has been mentioned in the press. Of course we all know that Seok Ho is behind it and it makes the words he told Ji Young’s dad in last week’s episode so true. When the fans eventually discover what she did, the backlash would be on a whole other level. Plus, anything that gives Joon Suk a headache and has Joo Han looking like he’s constipated makes me happy. I’m less than thrilled about them talking about Jinu like he’s garbage though. Hopefully, he comes over to Seok Ho when everything goes down. Seok Ho will always have his back.
4. Ha Nuel almost confesses
And although the writer and PD keep spending time with Seok Ho and Geu Rin, it’s Ha Nuel looking at her with those eyes and just about confessing to liking her that gets to me. Of course the moment is ruined by Min Joo, Man Shik and CEO Byun showing up with care packages for Ha Nuel. Seriously? You guys couldn’t be like what, five minutes late?
5. Dddanddara band gets their first fan meet
And I have to admit, I teared up a little. Min Joo, Man Shik and CEO Byun decided to host the first Ddanddara band fan meet to cheer up Ha Nuel who was getting affected by all the negative comments on the article about his sexual assault charge and make him see that even with all the horrible comments, there are people who still believed him and love the band.
6. Yeon Soo comes clean about the fact that he’s a father
With the fan meet called so Ha Nuel could see that Ddanddara band still had fans who loved them, Yeon Soo, moved by the sight of Chan Hee who came to cheer on his father, comes clean to the fan members about him being a father. And of course, the fans cheered him on. Honestly, fan meets are the best places to drop bombs like that :); surrounded by fans who love you and your music. Oh and some girl came who spent the entire time crying at the sight of Chan Hee and Yeon Soo. With the way she kept looking at them, I’m assuming she’s Yeon Soo’s mother. Hopefully she doesn’t show up to destroy my shipping of Min Joo and Yeon Soo because I ship them so hard ;).
7. Yeon Soo’s crush is showing and Chan Hee’s a contender
And who would blame him? Not only did Min Joo go to Chan Hee’s kindergarten presentation when Yeon Soo was at the fan meet, but she’s so loving and sweet to Chan Hee, so much so that Kyle can see it too and Chan Hee obviously knows. With the way he flaunted his little stomach when Min Joo said she likes a man with abs, Chan Hee might just be competing with his dad for Min Joo’s affection :).
8. Seok Ho calls a press conference and Jinu shows up
Seok Ho calls a press conference to let the press know that Mango entertainment is working on getting Ha Nuel’s name cleared of the assault charge. Just as the press members are getting worked up to ask exactly who is responsible then, Jinu shows up to confirm that Ha Nuel is not the culprit.
9. KTOP plays sneaky and Jinu comes clean.
We barely had time to rejoice at that turn of events when we see Joo Han holding a counter press conference where they’re painting both Ji Young and Ha Nuel as the victims and holding Jinu responsible. Thankfully, Jinu still has that video showing Joo Han’s shoes present in the frame of the incident and the reporters are left to wonder exactly who it was that was filming the whole event. Joo Han, be afraid, be very afraid.
10. Ha Nuel’s Heartbroken
He might have gotten his name cleared, but when he went over to the Mango office to see Seok Ho, what he instead sees is Seok Ho and Geu Rin walking together beneath her umbrella. The image looks cozy and you can just hear Ha Nuel’s heart breaking. Am I being delusional in still hoping that Geu Rin ends up with Ha Nuel instead?
Character I wanted to bitch slap:
Joon Suk for his manipulative words in claiming that Seok Ho betrayed his best friend by giving KTOP the rights to use his songs, even though Joon Suk knew that Seok Ho only did it to launch Sung Hyun’s career. Something tells me that Sung Hyun probably thought Seok Ho betrayed him, hence the suicide and I hold Joon Suk responsible for that.
Headache inducing moment:
KTOP’s press conference which came at a time when I thought finally, Jinu made the decision on his own terms and he would get the chance to tell his truth. KTOP though beat him to it and twisted it all to leave him high and dry. Considering Jinu is still technically a kid, the move had me pissed.
This episode’s a shot of whiskey with a side of cheese. It heads straight to your head but leaves you with the cheesiness of the final scene.