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My Strange Hero: Episodes 17-18

Sneaking around is proving to be a lot more difficult than our lovebirds originally thought. But with tensions running high at the school, it looks like they’ll need each other more than ever. They’ll need all the support they can get, which will be plenty easy to find considering the various friendships that have been forming.

 
EPISODE 17 RECAP

With a maniacal grin, Se-ho warns Bok-soo that he and Soo-jung will never be happy together. Bok-soo glares at him and takes two confident steps forward. He says that whatever he did to Se-ho, his expulsion was punishment enough. He’s not going to let Se-ho come between him and Soo-jung again. “It’s your turn to get hurt,” he says before walking out. Se-ho just stands there, his smile gone.

At the Your Favors office, Bok-soo lets out his frustrations. He tells his friends that he has to get his revenge on Se-ho and that he needs their help. Gyung-hyun and Min-ji point out that revenge is typically self-service (lol), so Bok-soo hands them a healthy amount of money. And just like that, his friends have joined Mission: Destroy Se-ho.

Se-ho meets with Kim Myung-ho and orders him to compile a list of all the teachers who went with his scams. Se-ho then meets with the principal and vice principal to have them prepare the forced transfer of the Wildflower Class. They’re confused since he’s the one who created the class, and he explains that the whole point of creating it was to get rid of the lowest performing students.

While Soo-jung is giving herself a much needed pep talk, she gets a message from Bok-soo telling her to come out. We then cut to Bok-soo and Soo-jung sitting across from Gyung-hyun and Min-ji, the air awkward. Bok-soo brought them all together so he could officially introduce Soo-jung as his girlfriend.

Min-ji starts to cry as Bok-soo thanks her for being by his side all this time; because of her, he was able to endure all his hardship. Min-ji nods, saying he doesn’t have to feel sorry as long as he’s happy.

Gyung-hyun and Min-ji get up to give the couple some alone time, but Soo-jung stands and grabs Min-ji’s arm. She sincerely thanks her for taking care of Bok-soo and apologizes for hurting her feelings.

The two friends head out, though Gyung-hyun stops to wipe the tears from Min-ji’s face. She smiles, looking at him with new eyes as he takes her hand and guides her down the street.

Back inside, Soo-jung and Bok-soo drink and catch each other up with what’s going on. He reveals what Se-ho said about him being a danger to her in school–if that ever happens, he’ll make sure to drop out.

Soo-jung chides him for even thinking that. Taking his hand, she rests her head on his shoulder and suggests they focus on the present instead of the future. He agrees with a smile and adds that they’ll overcome this together.

As the night goes on, the couple get silly drunk, with Bok-soo acting all lovey-dovey and saying they have to go on a lot of dates to make up for lost time. Soo-jung promises to make it up to him, as well as to protect him.

She helps him get home, but he falls to the ground and drifts off to sleep. She looks at him lovingly and kisses him on the forehead, wondering whose son he is to be so handsome.

“He’s my son,” a voice near them says, and Soo-jung jumps to see that it’s Bok-soo’s mom. The two get Bok-soo inside the house and sit down to chat, along with So-jung and In-ho.

So-jung and In-ho argue about Bok-soo dating a teacher, with So-jung against it and In-ho totally for it (even wanting to take a selfie with his new “auntie,” ha). Tired of their yapping, Mom sends them off to bed so she can talk to Soo-jung alone.

Soo-jung hesitantly asks if Mom hates her, and Mom answers that of course she doesn’t. She knows that Soo-jung suffered as much as her son did. And besides, she thinks the adults are more to blame for not taking care of them properly.

Mom suggests she stay the night since the buses aren’t running anymore. She stays in So-jung’s room, where she’s up late with Mom’s words in her head. “I won’t be that kind of adult,” she tells herself, tears in her eyes. “I won’t be that kind of teacher.”

The next morning, a disheveled Bok-soo walks out to the breakfast table and gasps to find Soo-jung eating with his family. She just smiles and waves him over as he quickly fixes his hair.

Soo-jung enjoys the light atmosphere, with Bok-soo and his sister fighting over the plate of meat and Mom telling them to cut it out. Aw, she’d fit perfectly with this little family.

At school, Vice Principal Song tells the teachers to gather three students from their class for the upcoming debate contest. The teachers sigh, knowing the whole thing is just more opportunity for the honors class to get awards.

Still, Soo-jung walks into her class excited to choose her team. Young-min is more than eager to join, and Seung-woo joins by default for being tardy. They need one more person, though, so Young-min recommends a reluctant Bok-soo.

Elsewhere, Min-ji dresses up to impress Gyung-hyun, but he just assumes that she’s going on a blind date. She pouts and leaves the room, wondering why she even likes him. She then heads over to the school, initiating the group’s mission by getting an office job there.

Soo-jung gives today’s lecture, sighing to see that most students are sleeping as usual. She looks over to Bok-soo, who blows her a small kiss, and she whirls around to hide her smile.

Afterwards, she meets him outside and says that they’re being too obvious. So until he graduates, they’re going to have a platonic relationship. She reminds him that she has to protect him, when Vice Principal Song appears out of nowhere. Bok-soo ducks behind the corner while Soo-jung drives the vice principal away.

Bok-soo then sits by the steps and searches the meaning of “platonic” on his phone. He’s completely outraged to see that it’s a friendly relationship with little to no physical touch.

A janitor shuffles by and reveals himself to be Gyung-hyun. He suggests Bok-soo stop fooling around and at least study while in school. Teacher Park sees the two together and wonders what mischief they’re up to, but they won’t talk.

Later, Young-min tries to get his debate team members pumped and ready for the contest. But seeing that Bok-soo and Seung-woo have zero interest, he quickly realizes that this may be a lost cause.

EPISODE 18 RECAP

Since Gyung-hyun has access to the trash, he gathers some shredded paper and finds a list of consulting institutes for college entrance. After showing Bok-soo, the two visit one of these institutes in disguise and confirm that they’re affiliated with Seolsong. On their way out, they catch honors student Chae-min going inside.

So back at school, Bok-soo searches Chae-min’s glass booth and successfully finds his evidence: a professionally-made debate plan. He nearly has a heart attack when Seung-woo knocks on the door and asks what he’s doing.

Before he can explain, he hears someone coming and drags Seung-woo into the next glass booth. The boys listen as Chae-min and a fellow honors student gather their notes, laughing over the fact that they’re competing against the Wildflower Class. They guess that their notes were a waste of money.

It’s almost time for the big debate between the Wildflower Class and the honors Ivy Class. Soo-jung is excited for her students, but the other faculty practically laugh in her face and state that her kids don’t stand a chance. Young-min is excited as well, giving Bok-soo and Seung-woo a sweet “Fighting!” But Bok-soo and Seung-woo just exchange knowing glances.

The debate commences, and as the discussion leader, Soo-jung announces the topic: “A person’s job selection is based on money.” Young-min stands to say that his team agree with the claim. However, his confidence diminishes as Chae-min and his teammates make snarky remarks all the while. Teacher Park sits among the table of judges, looking about as frustrated as the Wildflower team.

The Ivy team then argue against the claim, reading the research off their notes word for word without giving their own opinions. After Chae-min reads his closing statement with an arrogant smile, Young-min moves to make his. But Bok-soo holds him down and stands instead.

Bok-soo thinks that while money can make people desperate and petty, sometimes they have to protect their job with money. “And it’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed about,” he says, looking right at Soo-jung. She smiles, remembering the night she’d admitted she was scared of losing her job.

Chae-min smirks and asks why Bok-soo crawled back to school when he’s so obsessed with money–it’s not like the school paid him to return. Bok-soo starts to retaliate, but Seung-woo stops him and signals that he’ll take it from here.

Seung-woo argues that Chae-min isn’t one to talk about money when he’s the one who uses the most money for studying. Seung-woo points out that their textbook-like notes could’ve come from money as well. (Ooh! Shots fired!) Either way, he asks if the Ivy team would really choose an underpaid job over a well-paid one. And satisfied with their silence, he ends the debate right there.

The judges leave the room to give their scores, and Vice Principal Song is shocked to see that Teacher Park gave the Wildflower team the better grade. The Ivy team is equally confused when they learn that they’ve lost, so Teacher Park gives them a little lesson. He tells them that mocking others, acting superior, and reading straight from their sources aren’t the right ways to win a debate.

The Ivy team won’t stand for this, of course, and they later confront Seung-woo and Young-min in the hall. Seung-woo guesses they’re upset for losing to “trash” students, and Chae-min says that an idiot like him should know his place.

“Are you that proud of studying well?” Seung-woo asks. “You think you’re some amazing person?” Chae-min’s face falls. And with that, Seung-woo and Young-min push past to get to their class.

The Wildflower Class welcomes them with applause, and Soo-jung is delighted to see everyone so happy. She and Bok-soo have their own celebration with yogurt drinks in her office.

They agree that they love making the students smile and that they love being in school in general. “I like school because you’re here,” Soo-jung adds. Bok-soo starts to lean in eeever so slowly, and she jumps up, saying they can’t do this here.

She then remembers seeing Min-ji in the hall and asks Bok-soo what he and his friends are planning. He takes her back to the Your Favors office and reveals their findings, including the fact that institutes pay the school to get answers in advance.

Se-ho isn’t happy when he hears about the results of the debate competition, so he orders the principal and vice principal to correct this immediately. And the very next day, Bok-soo fumes before an announcement stating that the Ivy team are the rightful winners.

Gyung-hyun blocks Bok-soo’s path, knowing he’ll want to jump into action, and reminds him that revenge must be done with rationality. Besides, this announcement is major evidence, so they should just stick to the plan.

Teacher Park is angry as well, but Soo-jung stops him from entering Se-ho’s office–she’s the Wildflower Class’s teacher, so she’ll handle this. She tries to calm herself, only to end up cursing the second she walks through the door, heh.

She asks Se-ho if teaching this kind of unfairness is his educational philosophy–what happened to the man who said he’d make Seolsong better? She knows that she’s done wrong, but she’ll be damned if he messes with innocent children.

His expression cold, Se-ho says that all she ever talks about is not messing with her kids or not messing with Bok-soo. And, frankly, the more she says these things, the more he wants Bok-soo to disappear.

Soo-jung gets right in his face and answers through clenched teeth, “Just try it, you psycho. Because I’ll show you who’s crazier.” She leaves with the slam of the door, and Se-ho looks on with amused yet shocked eyes.

Once school is over, Bok-soo seeks Soo-jung in her office, having heard everything from Teacher Park. He gently asks if she’s okay, and she just straightens his tie and notes how much the uniform suits him.

She tells him that she really wants to help him graduate, making him smile. He takes her hands in his and promises that he can graduate on his own–all she has to do is hand him the diploma.

Still, Soo-jung had planned on going up against Se-ho with confidence. She shakily admits that she can’t do that considering her wrongdoings. Bok-soo stands and lets her lean against him as he caresses her hair.

They stay like that for a long time, not realizing that someone else is still in the school. And that someone gets closer and closer until they open her office door and catch them in the act. The couple split apart, their eyes widening to see whoever stands before them.

 
COMMENTS

Well, I can’t exactly blame Bok-soo and Soo-jung there. They should’ve been more careful, but they really needed that tender moment after such a long day (or long couple of weeks, more like it). And I have a feeling that the person who walked in won’t be a problem. They’ve made plenty of friends and allies at the school, so I’m hoping that it’s merely one of those students or teachers. Someone who would agree to keep their secret. But even that would be a problem because that would mean that more and more people are in on it. It’s great that Bok-soo’s friends and family know, but the secret will inevitably reach other people–the wrong people.

I’m pretty much like Soo-jung in this case in that I’m annoyed that Bok-soo is blowing kisses and throwing glances without thought… but I just adore him so much. He may be obvious with certain things, but he wouldn’t really do anything to jeopardize her career. I loved that he defended her fears during that debate because it was meaningful to her, as well as to his Wildflower classmates. They’ve really grown attached to the students, to the school, and it’s great to see them fight for them. But more importantly, they’re getting the students to fight for themselves. It’s about time, too, because I think everyone, myself included, is tired of watching the Ivy Class and their accomplices get away with all their lies and cheating.

The real MVP this episode was Soo-jung, though–that one scene with Se-ho increased my respect for her by a thousand percent. She’s had the most character development thus far, having grown out of her fears and selfishness to help the people she cares about. She still carries some fears and selfish thoughts now (because, hey, she’s human), but she doesn’t let them control her anymore. Instead, she lets them drive her to be stronger. She promised herself that she wouldn’t end up like the adults that failed her and Bok-soo, and I believe her. She’s already doing a far better job than those teachers ever could. And speaking of which, how are these people in administration? I honestly can’t believe that Vice Principal Song, for example, is actually in charge of students’ wellbeing.

Don’t get me started on you, Oh Se-ho. You easily win the Worst School Director award. You can add that to your shelf of other “Worst” awards, including Worst Friend and Worst Flirt. A few episodes ago, Bok-soo commented that Se-ho was exactly like his mother, and I wanted to deny it as much as Se-ho did. He was a horrible person, but at his core, he was still a good kid. A good kid that was in danger of getting lost in his mother’s ugly world. But today, I would say that he’s officially lost himself. For god’s sake, he’s willing to get rid of an entire class for his own convenience.

But you know what? Fine. If Se-ho is going to mess with the Wildflower Class, then they’ll just have to mess with him back. If anything, the debate proved that these kids do have a voice and that they aren’t going to let people like the honors students talk over them. A flame has been lit in them and it’s sure to spread like wildfire. They’re pretty lucky to have a badass homeroom teacher and determined hyung. Even if that hyung can be a doofus sometimes.

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I'm starting to feel like "I love this show" and "Boksoo is adorkable" and "man Soo-jung kicks ass" are starting to become redundant as comments. Maybe I died so many times from drowning in marshmallow that resurrecting as a human has become too tiring and I've had to come back as pure spun sugar.

Even the elements that I didn't like before - like Minji - really worked in this episode (although I still don't care about her romance subplot).

As someone who did debating in highschool, that so-called "debate" was the most bizarre thing I've ever seen. Is that what passes for a debate in Korea or has the writer never been to one? That was a debating equivalent of a backstreet alley fight.

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The debate was weird. I was so confused and yelling at everyone the entire time.

But it IS an extracurricular high school debate with no real prep because all the school wanted to do is provide the good students with extra credit. And as its not an anglosaxon country i forgive them for not following the typical format.

This house supports forgiveness.

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So I used to do this kind of debating in high school. We used to do standard prepped debates and then an advanced debate where you didn't know the topic until you showed up and had to do the whole thing on the fly. I didn't have a problem with that.

I had a problem with the heckling. What kind of formal debate lets the opposing team yell insults during their speeches? If I was adjudicating (which I used to do) they would have lost the debate the minute they used a personal insult.

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"I had a problem with the heckling. What kind of formal debate lets the opposing team yell insults during their speeches? "
Yeah, that was weird and only SJ called them out but I'm assuming the teachers didn't care since it was rigged anyways and they all voted for him except ofc for our favorite teacher Mr. Park

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Even though it is without preparation, Soo-jung as the Chairperson should inform the participant how the debate works, and also explain the topic of debate thoroughly so that the discussion will be structured.

Also the adjudicators are quite ridiculous as they judge by numbers scale but not by reasoning. But then this is a drama lol

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I meant the school didnt prepare. Like clearly the teachers/chairperson/adjudicators have no idea what theyre doing.

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At least the school can hire professional debater yet they didn't even try LOL even though ivy class win fair and square this achievement will be a joke for college application

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Agree regarding the debate...it was so lame, so short and shallow, and the Ivy Class should have lost on their poor behavior alone. Also, too much, waaay too much, lip stain on Bok-soo. Distracting. What's with the show's makeup director?

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The debate was really odd. The Ivy team wasn't even debating, they were switching between reading from notes and throwing insults. What even?

Omo. Remember when, many comments sections ago, you mentioned how Bok-soo might be too much of a fluffball get revenge but his girlfriend sure wasn't? That's what I thought of when she stormed Se-ho's office. So badass.

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LMAO agree with you. Ivy team as the opposition is just collecting statements yet they never counterattack arguments nor providing conclusion by the end.

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“Just try it, you psycho. Because I’ll show you who’s crazier.”

LOOOOOOVVVVEEEDDD IT!!!!!!

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This SHOW.

We have Boksoo and Minji and Soojeong and Minji actually talking. Apologizing. Drawing a line and clearly explaining the situation. And treating Minji like a human. And Minji actually trying to be a decent human.

We have Boksoo and Soojeong talking about Seho. Boksoo actually saying he can drop and not just doing it. And them deciding to face things together.

We have the reverse drunk with Boksoo being pretty and drunk and sleepy and Soojeong taking him home. We have mom and big sis and Inho being adorable and funny and warm. We have a moment between mom and Soojeong.

We have loads of cute. And spy shenanigans (Boksoo, glass is see through). Also, his high school fanclub is adorable.

We have Soojeong finding out about a secret existing and Boksoo diverting her attention before actually getting back to it HIMSELF and clueing her in.

And Soojeong being a badass standing up for teacher Park.

All while being super adorable and with a great underdogs vs the school plot.

Affecting students like Seungwon, Youngmin and Inho one by one, bit by bit.

And with an unhinged but interestingly broken villain who will destroy everything you love just to get your attention.

I LOVE.

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Meanwhile the whole 'platonic' thing just cracked. me. up.
Boksoo's gleeful ignorance, misquotes, mixed metaphors and misunderstandings will never not be my favourite thing ever.

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Boksoi is LOVE. But as that goes without saying I just had to highlight the other little moments which made me appreciate this show even more.

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I agree about the talk with Min-ji. Everyone was clear and respectful, I almost couldn't believe it was happening in a kdrama. It was so nice to see.

And I loved the role reversal with Soo-jeong taking Bok-soo home and promising to protect him. Why are they so cute?

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Welllllll, in my country, is quite common for the girl to stay soberer and take care of her boyfriend/friends. In fact, I used had a friend who used to say that he wants to marry w woman who can carry his drunk as* through a frozen river....
But I agree, this episode had tons cute, definite death of marshmallow.

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Thanks for the recap @sailorjumun - you wrote alot of what I'm already feeling.
I enjoy this show not only for BokSoo's adorable smiles, but I really love how Soojeong has become so badass and confident and strong!

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I was willing to give Se Ho a chance because he's obviously not well, but when you start to use innocent children as revenge you become an awful person and he literally makes me sick at this point. He doesn't deserve to Bok Soo or Soo Jung as friends ever and he sure as hell he doesn't deserve to run a school

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I'm actually enjoying each episode more & more especially with how close the Wildflower Class has gotten. With Se Ho and the administration/system treating them like they're lower than trash, the only ones they can rely on is themselves. I hope they can stick together to show they're not going to be used as pawns in anyone's game.
Se Ho does not know what he got himself into with Soo Jeong now on the war path & we know she can be crazy as hell when tempted. He does not know her true personality or what she's capable of (she probably doesn't know either tbh), so this is going to be an interesting ride & it's really going to test her strength & faith in herself. I know she's determined to stay by Bok Su's side throughout all of this & I am hoping she does become closer to Gyoeng Hyeon & Min Ji throughout this process, they're all going to have to really come together to fix what's wrong with SulSeong HS's system.
I loved Soo Jeong's talk with Bok Su's mother because not only was it a long time coming and it's what she needed to hear, she needed to know that the adults failed them & she also suffered. Bok Su's mother (I LOVE Kim Mi Kyung btw) is the epitome of understanding, it's why Bok Su was so happy & satisfied with himself in hs, she never pushed him & knew when to listen. Even now, of course it hurt that he was expelled, but she still believed in him & supported whatever decisions he made. I'm glad she told Soo Jeong she never hated her, I'm happy even after all these years she still took her under her wings & told her it was okay. We also see the stark differences between Lee Jung Soon (Bok Su's mom) and Im Se Kyung (Se Ho's mom) and how their children grew up. One was cold & calculating, emotionally manipulative while the other was warm & understanding. Se Ho hates his mother to his core (I don't blame him btw) thus he treats her like gum on the bottom of his shoes while Bok Su loves and respects his mom. This is also why Se Ho hates Bok Su, he seems to have it all: loving girlfriend (who was the smartest girl in their class), a loving family, & people tend to adore him no matter how low his test scores were. He grew up in a household where you buy loyalty & step on anyone who dares to defy you, he doesn't understand that the more he comes after Bok Su+Wildflower students the more he's pushing Soo Jeong away. He's gonna have to fall low in order to see his wrongdoings.

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Throughout this episode, I felt so sorry for Young-min! He just wants to prove that he can still do well! He was so eager to join the debate and was so happy to win the debate! He was so confused when he found out that the Ivy class has been paying for competitions because he never knew all these and was just stressed all the time.
Really hope that a bromance would develop between Seung-won and Young-min! Maybe Young-min will motivate Seung-won to do well in school again.

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Me too. I find Young-min's earnestness so endearing. He's such a good kid, and I'm happy he's making friends in the Wildflower class after being in the hostile Ivy environment.

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I'm still in love with this drama, and I just ADORE the wildflower kids, I hope they really rally together and bring everyone down. I'm sure they're all gonna team up with BS and help him in his revenge. Also I'm very glad BK's friend (I forgot his name oops) our lovely CEO helped him not lose his cool when the whole Mr. Park thing went down.

I've seen a lot of people say SH's "help me" was an actual cry for help but I just don't buy it, I'm 100% convinced he planned it, like BS was holding him by his tie and he yelled "help me" while removing his hand from his tie to fall; he KNEW what he was doing and this last episodes convinced me more. He's totally unhinged and don't care how far he has to go to get what he wants. Don't get me wrong I love it lol, he makes for a great villain but I hope the only redemption he gets is going to a therapist and trying to get help bc he definitely needs it.

Our couple remains adorable and I'm very happy they decided to fight SH together and not break up, I really hope the writers stick to it, or if they do break up it's not bc of SH.

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I actually agree with you about the "help me" from Se Ho: I don't think it was a cry for help at all. I think he was hoping for someone to hear him, so that he could later accuse Bok Soo of pushing him from the roof. I also agree about the "redemption plan" you're proposing: going to a therapist is the best thing that could happen to him. But it's a Kdrama, so they may all forgive him before sending him to the therapist >.<

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Exactly! I thought it was pretty obvious, especially if you consider that was exactly what happened lol

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I gave up on this show (twice) because the female lead frustrated me so much, but finally came back again because I just love Bok Soo so much, and they have great chemistry.
I'm liking it more now that they've finally talked through what happened in the past and Soo Jung apologized. It still makes me a little angry to think about how she ruined his life because her pride was hurt and she didn't even bother to ask him what happened and just assumed (UGH), but now that they're moving past that and Soo Jung has got her fiery personality back, I'm okay with staying with the rest of the show. Se Ho is still delusional and a bastard, but Soo Jung is actively fighting back now, which I love, and Bok Soo still makes me feel all fluttery with his puppy eyes and big grins, so I'm content.

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Their misunderstanding was a weak point of the drama. I’m glad they didn’t drag it for too long

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I'm happy they finaly start to investigate the school! Because just a cute Bong Soo was not enough for the story.

I hope that Seung-won will become the number one of the school just to tease the Ivy class and the teachers who help only the richest.

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That scene between Se-ho and Soo-jeong was amazing. She snapped! I think Bok-soo's mom may have been the catalyst that brought her to this point, but this was always a moment in the making - a few episodes ago she told Simran she wanted to be the kind of teacher who made things better for students.

Ha, In-Ho is a lot like his uncle. He was so ready for that selfie.

Speaking of Bok-soo, why does he think facing a wall counts as hiding? "I can't see them so they can't see me?" Silly puppy.

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I wish oh I wish how when Se-Ho asked her if she wasn't with him because of Bok-Soo she had said no. Kdramas do this all the time with second lead males and it drives me bananas. The female lead is not with you because she doesn't like you, it has nothing to do with the male lead. Sir, she is just not that into you. Let it go. Even if Bok-Soo wasn't there, she still wouldn't have been with Se-Ho. He is unstable and fragile, she is a good counselor with eyes, she wasn't never going to be with him regardless of Bok-Soo. UGHGHGH, rant over.

Bok Soo is adorable. I love Soo-Jung.

Now onto that silly debate. Wow, it was terrible, haha. The Ivy students should have lost for having a terrible argument, although they had some actual evidence. (So maybe they should have won, hmmm) Whatever the case, Wildflower had a better argument.

Also, although Minji is better now, I rolled my eyes hard at her crying. That is ridiculous, I know it is done for laughs, but girl, he didn't want you in the past or the present, why are you crying?

That said, I did enjoy the episode, cheers!!

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I agree with what you said about Boksoo not being the reason they wouldnt be together. I wish theyd adressed it. But i am not too bothered either way because clearly at this point im too blinded with love. Same for the debate.

Maybe he wouldve had a chance when he was young if Boksoo hadnt already won her heart. Boksoo is the reason she never even considered him romantically and wouldnt have even if he confessed. Not that its certain she would have without Boksoo.

A debate IS about more than stating facts. You need to construct a logical argument. Ad they were the opposing party, they should have listened to and rebutted Boksoo's team statement. The format and arguments of the debate were rather weak... but the message had a lot of heart.

As for Minki, I do think it was OK for her to cry. Even if it was an unrequited love, it still hurts and thats fine. She was as graceful about it as could be expected. Which is a win in my book.

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MINJI. I wish there was an edit button.

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Fair enough about Minji. My complaint is not so much that the show did it, but that it is a continuous silly kdrama trope. I love the show and this trope won't ruin it for me, ha.

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Can't have no tropes in kdramaland.

On the bright side, this one was handled pretty well as far as tropes go.

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THAT SHOW !! <3
ok, the moments I loved:
- that scene when Soo Jeong confronted Se Ho. Just amazing !! I was cheering for her (in my head) because she was just so badass ! When she stated that she will protect Bok Soo and her students, I totally believed her and even started to feel afraid for Se Ho (kidding, let him feel the backlash for what he did !)
- the corridor scene where Seung Won and Young Min crossed path with the "smart kids": epic. I just loved how Seung Won dismissed them with a simple statement "you're the first in school, so ? Do you feel like you're someone important ?". So cool ! I just hope he is going to rank first in the next exams to show him that you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover
- the dunk scene: so cuuuuuute ! ^.^ Followed with an emotional scene with the Best Mom in Kdramas (Ajhuma !!! I will never forget you from your Healer days ^^)

This show just makes me smile, I'm so glad I started it !! :)

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Once Ajumma is on screen, I know we will surely get something extraordinary like in Healer.

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I have been spying on Dramabeans every morning to see this recap! I can't really explain my love for this show, but maybe just because Boksoo is so adorable, Yoo Seung Ho being silly is so cute and Soo-jung is so bad-assed. Really hope the rating could be a bit higher for our amazing characters and actors.

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First, I would like to comment about MinJi's crying. As someone who'd been there I can totally relate to her crying hahah.

Secondly, SJ's kiss on BS's forehead. That's too cute. I usually love it when male leads do it on Kdramas but it was my first time seeing a female lead doing it and that's really cute.

Third, SJ's "I'll show you who's crazier" I'm definitely waiting for that and also you can see that the "Boksu" is starting haha. I was really starting to worry that the revenge is not progressing.

Also, I really can't remember if this is on this episode or on the last episode that YSH wore glasses. His outfit and hair style gives me a bit grown up Seo Jin Woo vibes (his character on Remember). He's damn gorgeous (he's always gorgeous) on that styling. i really like it when I see his forehead hahahah.

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