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A Moment at Eighteen: Episode 10

The lack of confidence from his crush has our transfer student doubting his suitability as a boyfriend. Too late, his first love realizes her mistake but all she can do is wait and hope for a second chance. This couple isn’t the only one facing challenges and by the end of the school trip, some big decisions are made. Love is never easy no matter the age, but for teenagers, it’s an especially thrilling and heartbreaking journey.

  
EPISODE 10: “The Night That Will Never Return”

Joon-woo reads the text on Soo-bin’s phone and realizes that she doesn’t have confidence in him. With a pained smile, Joon-woo walks away while Hwi-young appeals to Soo-bin, “I did it for you.”

Once he’s alone, Joon-woo stops and a tear escapes from his eye but he brushes it away when Hwi-young finds him. Joon-woo spins around to ask Hwi-young why he lied to Soo-bin and gets called a troublemaker who can’t be trusted.

Hwi-young advises him, “Know your place, Joon-woo. Soo-bin isn’t someone you can like recklessly.” Joon-woo can’t understand how Hwi-young could hurt someone that he likes and is told to shut up. When Joon-woo walks away, Hwi-young shouts after him, “What do you know?”

Soo-bin comes to a stop and berates herself for not believing in Joon-woo. Soo-bin runs back to find Joon-woo but he’s gone so she calls Oh-je and asks for his address.

Soo-bin finds Joon-woo’s place and sees him on the rooftop. Just as she’s about to call out to him, Soo-bin hears his mother shout Joon-woo’s name. Joon-woo helps his mother with her groceries while Soo-bin stays out of sight.

Joon-woo’s mother senses her son’s troubled mood right away but he insists that he’s fine. Soo-bin is still out front when she texts Joon-woo, “I’m sorry for not trusting you.” Joon-woo texts back, “No matter how much I think about it, I don’t think I deserve to go out with you.”

The next day, Joon-woo and Soo-bin find themselves waiting at the same stoplight near the school. When the light turns green, Joon-woo stays behind while Soo-bin crosses. When she reaches the other side, Soo-bin looks back at Joon-woo who thinks to himself, “I think I’ll need some time.

During science lab, Chan-yeol and Da-hwin can feel the tension between the troubled couples. After class, a miserable looking Hwi-young is alone with Soo-bin and asks, “Why are you not getting mad at me? You know that I lied to you.”

Soo-bin explains that being angry won’t change anything, besides, she’s trying to understand her old friend, Little Boy Hwi-young. Soo-bin asks Hwi-young to consider how he really feels about her, “Are you doing this because you like me? Or is there another reason?”

At lunch, Chan-yeol asks Soo-bin and So-ye, “What’s going on between you guys?” Soo-bin explains that she and Joon-woo decided to just be friends and So-ye admits that she and Ki-tae haven’t made up. Ro-mi pauses at their table to ask Soo-bin if she and Joon-woo are officially over and she smiles in satisfaction when Soo-bin doesn’t answer.

Joon-woo updates Oh-je on his situation and is surprised when his friend describes Hwi-young’s behavior not only as childish but understandable. Oh-je figures that Hwi-young temporarily lost control.

Suddenly, Joon-woo and Oh-je jump apart and just miss the bucket of water that Pil-sang dumps on their spot. Joon-woo urges Pil-sang to focus his efforts on asking Ro-mi for a date but he’s afraid that she’ll kill him. Joon-woo advises, “Would you rather die or go out with her? Pluck up your courage.”

When Pil-sang finds Ro-mi, he hands her some flowers and asks to be her boyfriend. Pil-sang asks for her answer by the end of the school trip and then escapes to the classroom where he shakily drops into his seat. Oh-je compliments Joon-woo’s advice-giving skills but Joon-woo just wishes that he could follow his own advice.

Mr. Oh is at his desk where he recalls how Hwi-young’s mother knew about his calls to the previous home room teacher. When Mr. Oh tries calling the teacher, he discovers that the number has been disconnected.

Ji-min shows up at school to return Mr. Oh’s bag. When she explains that she was delayed because of an interview, Mr. Oh figures that she must be busy but Ji-min corrects him, “I’m not busy.”

When Ji-min turns to leave, Mr. Oh stops her and she assumes that he wants to ask her out and turns him down, “I’m a little busy.” Mr. Oh explains that he just wanted to tell her, “…hang in there. Everything will be all right.” After thanking Ji-min for returning his bag, Mr. Oh walks away with a satisfied smile as he tells himself, “It doesn’t have to be today.”

When he gets to class, Mr. Oh has some good news — Joon-woo’s retro idea has been chosen as the main event for the 11th-grade trip.

At home, Soo-bin looks through her parents’ closet for a costume and notices that her father’s clothes are gone. Soo-bin calls her mother, who’s in her car with Joon-woo’s mom, Yeon-woo, and she promises to look for something suitable when she gets home. Yeon-woo is about to brag that her son came up with the retro idea but says nothing when Soo-bin’s mom, Song-hee, blames it on a student who doesn’t care about studies.

When it’s time for lunch, Yeon-woo stops at a park and surprises Song-hee with a meal that she packed. Impressed with Yeon-woo’s efforts, Song-hee guesses that she must have been popular with the boys but she confesses that her only boyfriend was Joon-woo’s dad. When Song-hee asks about Joon-woo’s costume, Yeon-woo shares that she kept one of his dad’s outfits as a souvenir.

At home, Joon-woo looks at the clothes that his dad wore on his parents’ first date. He recalls his mother gushing about how handsome his dad looked that day and tells himself, “…they must have loved each other back then, at that moment.”

Hwi-young’s mother is drinking alone in her dressing room when Hwi-young finds her. She complains when she hears about the costume, “You don’t have time to waste on that,” but she calls someone to make Hwi-young an outfit.

As the students gather for their school trip, Joon-woo and Hwi-young keep their eyes on Soo-bin. When Ro-mi makes her appearance, Da-hwin isn’t happy when Oh-je smiles. Everyone is surprised when Sang-hoon joins them and he jokes that he rushed over from Singapore.

On the bus, Ro-mi wants Joon-woo to sit next to her but he joins Pil-sang and Dong in the back. When So-ye sits with Ro-mi, Ki-tae ends up sitting with Hwi-young. Soo-bin brings out some rice balls to share and they look just like the ones that Joon-woo’s mother prepared. Joon-woo looks puzzled while Soo-bin recalls that her mother explained that her driver made them.

When they arrive at their destination, the students disembark and when Sang-hoon sees Joon-woo, he laughs, “I didn’t come because of you.” At the sight of Hwi-young, Sang-hoon kicks a leg in his direction and walks away.

Soo-bin and her friends settle into the room that they’re sharing with Ro-mi. When Soo-bin catches So-ye gazing out the window, she urges her to make up with Ki-tae but So-ye tells her, “Look who’s talking.”

The coach calls the students to the main hall for a dance game where they have to hurry and form groups when the whistle blows. In the first round, Ro-mi steals Oh-je before he can join Da-hwin’s group. In a later round when they’re told to make groups of two, Joon-woo and Hwi-young grab Soo-bin while Ro-mi grabs Joon-woo. Soo-bin shakes herself loose to pair up with Ro-mi and Joon-woo and Hwi-young end up getting eliminated.

After the game, an angry Da-hwin thinks of all the times that Ro-mi enjoyed Oh-je’s attention. Oh-je finds Da-hwin just as Ro-mi walks up wearing his hat to ask, “Give me this hat. This is totally my style.”

When Da-hwin snatches the hat from Ro-mi’s head, Ro-mi hits Da-hwin. The girls pull each other’s hair while Joon-woo and Oh-je do their best to pull them apart. Pil-sang runs to Ro-mi’s rescue only to get knocked to the ground by Da-hwin.

After the fight, the girls are back in their room where Chan-yeol, Soo-bin and So-ye nervously watch over Ro-mi and a still angry Da-hwin. When Oh-je comes to their door, Da-hwin runs to answer it after So-ye reminds her that he could get in trouble for being in the girls’ section. As soon as the door opens, Ki-tae pushes his way past them and So-ye takes him outside.

In front of her place, Song-hee informs Yeon-woo that she has a business trip and won’t need her for a few days. As Yeon-woo walks away, Soo-bin’s father approaches his wife for a talk.

Yeon-woo still has the keys to Song-hee’s car and turns around as Song-hee walks away with her husband close behind. When they stop, Song-hee informs her husband that she won’t give him a divorce. Soo-bin’s dad begs to put an end to their charade but Song-hee won’t consider it until Soo-bin is at a university.

After Soo-bin’s dad complains about his wife’s superior attitude, she reminds him about all of the degrees that he earned thanks to her earnings. Soo-bin’s dad announces that he’ll wait one week and then he’s filing for divorce. When he walks away, Song-hee starts to cry until she notices Yeon-woo, who’s holding her keys.

Oh-je explains to an angry Da-hwin, “I’m not interested in any girl. You’re the only one I’m close with.” When the coach walks by, Oh-je and Da-hwin hide in some bushes and she impulsively kisses Oh-je on the cheek and confesses, “I love you…”

Close by, Ki-tae kneels with his hands in the air and promises So-ye that he’ll change.

Over at the main hall, Hwi-young and Joon-woo pick up drinks and snacks for their class and run into Sang-hoon. He guesses that Hwi-young must be worried about his return and reassures him, “I feel so thankful to your dad. He gave my dad a promotion and let me continue to stay here. What an angel.”

When Sang-hoon walks away, Hwi-young asks Joon-woo, “Do you feel satisfied now?” Hwi-young gets rattled when Joon-woo reminds him, “Soo-bin is still having a tough time,” and he drops a case of drinks. Ki-tae and So-ye walk by holding hands but after Ki-tae runs to help Hwi-young, So-ye walks away.

While the kids grill their dinner, Ro-mi recalls barbecues at her family’s villa in Santa Monica. One of the girls from another class, Seo-jin, approaches their group and announces in front of everyone that Ro-mi is a liar — her father isn’t a hospital director, he’s the hospital director’s driver.

Da-hwin tries to defend Ro-mi but she admits to the lie and defiantly challenges Seo-jin, “Blame yourself for falling for my lie.” Ro-mi storms off just as Joon-woo and Hwi-young return with the supplies.

Yeon-woo brings Song-hee some porridge and when she announces that she’s leaving, Song-hee tells her that she won’t be needing her help any longer, “I’d be too embarrassed to see you.”

After dinner, Mr. Oh leads his class in a “Truth Hearing”. Ki-tae goes first and while he’s fielding questions about So-ye, Mr. Oh goes in search of Hwi-young and finds him studying. Mr. Oh convinces Hwi-young to join the rest of the class when he confesses, “It’s so boring without you.”

Mr Oh returns with Hwi-young just as Da-hwin asks Oh-je, “Are you in love with anyone right now?” Chan-yeol protests that everyone already knows the answer so someone else asks Oh-je, “Are you in love with someone who you shouldn’t love?” When Oh-je hesitates, Joon-woo announces that they need to move on.

Ro-mi is next and when she sits in the “Truth” chair, she announces that she can’t participate because she’s a liar. Ro-mi draws Soo-bin’s name and asks her, “Do you still like Joon-woo?” When Soo-bin doesn’t answer, Dong breaks a ballon filled with confetti and chalk dust over her head but Joon-woo swoops in at the last second to shield her.

In his room, a freshly showered Joon-woo shakes his head when he sees that Hwi-young is still studying. Joon-woo finds his spot on the floor and texts Soo-bin, “…sleep tight.” Unable to sleep, Joon-woo turns on the light and wakes the other boys.

The girls can’t sleep and they end up consoling Ro-mi, who’s crying quietly into her blanket. Chan-yeol urges Ro-mi, “Cry all you want.”

The next day, Mr. Oh’s class is busy with ziplines, go-carts, a visit to a farm and a group photo. At night, it’s time for some performances with Mr. Oh as the Master of Ceremonies. The kids run to the stage as a band begins to play but Hwi-young keeps his distance.

Dong is expected to take the stage after the band and So-ye informs her friends that he was a trainee for a boy band. Backstage, Dong squirms and informs Joon-woo that he has diarrhea.

While Pil-sang takes the stage for some impersonations, Joon-woo begs Dong to hold on until after his performance but he has no choice but to find a bathroom. When Dong’s name is announced, everyone is surprised when Joon-woo comes out and as he takes the microphone, Chan-yeol confesses that she’s nervous.

Soo-bin can’t take her eyes off of Joon-woo as he sings a heartfelt ballad about young love. While he sings, we’re treated to highlights of Soo-bin’s and Joon-woo’s relationship starting with their first meeting and ending with his confession in the nurse’s office. During his song, the only person that Joon-woo can see is Soo-bin, who’s finally able to meet his gaze.

After the performances, it’s time for “Retro Night”. Dressed in the clothes of their parents’ youth, the students pair up for a choreographed dance. Pil-sang dances with Ro-mi, Ki-tae is paired with So-ye, Chan-yeol is Mr. Oh’s partner and of course, Oh-je is with Da-hwin. Soo-bin makes her way through the dancing couples as she searches for someone.

Ro-mi asks Pil-sang to follow her and when they’re alone, she gives him her answer, “You’re not my type… so stop dreaming.” Pil-sang asks what he can do to get Ro-mi to like him but she tells him, “…you’ll never be my boyfriend. Find someone else.” When Ro-mi walks away, a heartbroken Pil-sang breaks down in tears.

Back at the dance, So-ye tiptoes up to Ki-tae’s ear to say, “Let’s end things here.”

Hwi-young sits alone as he grapples with Soo-bin’s question, “Are you doing this because you like me?” Hwi-young decides that he can’t allow Joon-woo to take anything away from him and he stands up.

Joon-woo finds Soo-bin at the dance and gently takes her hand to turn her around. When she sees Joon-woo, Soo-bin smiles and thinks, “Joon-woo. I’m sorry for not trusting you.” Joon-woo looks at Soo-bin while he thinks to himself, “I’m sorry for making you not trust me.

Another student backs into Soo-bin, pushing her towards Joon-woo. Joon-woo pulls Soo-bin into a hug and tells her, “Stay beside me,” and when she returns his hug, he smiles, but Soo-bin’s face is hard to read.

  
COMMENTS

Sang-hoon! I can’t believe that he’s already back in the mix and I can’t wait to hear how he managed to return for the school trip. His over-the-top praise for Hwi-young’s father can only mean trouble because I’m positive that Sang-hoon wants to teach that family a lesson. It’s seriously about time.

After Soo-bin’s reaction in the middle of her date with Joon-woo, I almost lost interest in this drama. I couldn’t bear to see Joon-woo suffer any more setbacks and I knew that Soo-bin’s willingness to believe that he was using her would hurt him deeply. I had to power through my misgivings for the sake of this recap and I was so thankful that the truth about Hwi-young’s lie came out sooner rather than later. As Joon-woo and Soo-bin navigate the effects of their first serious misunderstanding, just about every other couple in this drama faced some kind of crisis as well and it was pretty overwhelming.

Hwi-young took a backseat in this episode while the couples, maybe-couples and soon-to-be exes grappled with their problems. Da-hwin and Oh-je made me sad because it’s only a matter of time before she gets her heart broken. Da-hwin is oblivious to Oh-je’s lack of enthusiasm and she just barrels ahead with an, “I love you,” after that fit of jealousy and fight with Ro-mi, who’s having a very bad day.

Ro-mi’s lies finally come to light but the truth does nothing to diminish Pil-sang’s ardor. He was really impressive, declaring his feelings for Ro-mi and asking to be her boyfriend and he proved how serious he was by coming to her aid during that fight with Da-hwin. How many times did Pil-sang get hit? He’s actually quite sensitive so it was especially tough to watch Ro-mi crush Pil-sang’s heart so completely. I’m not sure how I feel about this couple but I would like to know if Pil-sang’s total acceptance of Ro-mi, warts and all, could soften her harshness.

In a surprisingly mature move, So-ye accepts that Ki-tae will never change and that she’ll never be happy with his subservient nature, so she breaks up with him. Will it stick? It just might because actions speak louder than words and Ki-tae has repeatedly prioritized Hwi-young over So-ye. As much as she may like Ki-tae, So-ye knows that three’s a crowd and she’s definitely the third wheel.

Mr. Oh has a real challenge in Ji-min, who’s determined to shoot down any interest he may have in her. But Mr. Oh proves that he’s willing to be patient and Ji-min is thrown off balance when he walks away from her after she finally returns his bag. These two are fun to watch and I can’t wait for Ji-min to fall for Mr. Oh.

Soo-bin’s parents have to face their own moment of truth because their marriage has been over for quite some time and Soo-bin’s father wants a divorce. I can understand Soo-bin’s mother’s desire to wait until Soo-bin is safely at a university because a divorce is tough for children of all ages, even adult children. However, there’s never a “good” time for children to face that reality so dragging out the marriage only deepens the resentment of the unhappy husband and wife. It’s hard to believe that Soo-bin’s parents ever loved each other because they’re so far removed from what must have once been a promising beginning.

Maybe the toughest breakup was the one between Soo-bin’s mother and Joon-woo’s mom. Song-hee is so embarrassed that Yeon-woo knows the truth about her marriage and ends her employment. It’s too bad because the only time that Song-hee smiles is when she’s talking to Yeon-woo. I have a feeling that Song-hee will need to reach out to Yeon-woo again and I hope that she recognizes what a treasure the young mom is.

In the middle of all of the turmoil, Joon-woo and Soo-bin manage to find their way to each other again just as Hwi-young recommits himself to keeping them apart. If Soo-bin likes Joon-woo, I want her to really like him and that look on her face at the Retro Night has me concerned. Why doesn’t she look happy? Joon-woo just sang his heart out for Soo-bin yet she looks underwhelmed when he hugs her. I want Soo-bin to look overjoyed because Joon-woo deserves to have something really good in his life and so does she.

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Even though it didn't feel like it, there was a surprising amount of plot movement in these 2 episodes.

It looks to have used that oh-so common mid-run lull to re-set all the personal positions...I hope for the next phase of big arc resolutions.

It is uncommon these days that we head into a closing run with so many balls still in the air....what a nice change to know it can run to the end without spinning its wheels.

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SANG-HOON IS BACK! I knew he would be back for the school trip and wouldn't leave without putting a fight. This boy has something in him that makes me want to root for him. Thank you, show!

Pil-sang is the purest kid. Even his pranks against Joon-woo are so childish. I laughed a lot when he easily got accused of turning the lights on (because Joon-woo did it) HAHA. I hope this kid finds happiness even if it is not his love for Ro-mi, but happiness in someone else and in doing something else.

Oh-je is the sweetest and the kindest, so I hope he'll be honest about his true feelings with Da-hwin. They can still be friends, right?

I really liked how Ro-mi stayed true to her character even after her lies were exposed. I just hope she stops bothering Joon-woo and Soo-bin and instead focus on the things that matters the most right now, which is her sweetest friends.

I am really looking forward to the brewing friendship between Joon-woo's mom and Soo-bin's mom! I think once they're BFFs, they can be the cutest friends!

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When this started I'd have never believed how much Pil Sang's crying face would effect me.
I ended up liking Romi more after this episode. At least she owns who she is. I just wish she'd let the girls be her friends. I loved how even after the fight they tried to protect her at the cook out.

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I also liked Ro-mi after this episode! I really hope she'd appreciate her friends for liking her for who she really is and not be envious of them.

I cried when Pil-sang cried. I hope our boy finds happiness outside of Ro-mi. He can start dreaming and do something that'll make him happy.

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And Romi will regret not giving attention to Pilsang

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I'm sure she would. He's a really nice guy!

But Pil-sang needs to find someone else/do something else to be happy. Sometimes, heartbreaks does wonders to people and I hope something good comes to him after this.

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I totally LOL-ed a few episodes back when they played the romantic song when JW's mum pushed the car away for SB's mum!! I love this pair, and I think SB's mum really needs some healing. Hope she can get it from JW's mum.

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I hope their friendship will heal both of their wounds! SB's mom badly needs a friend right now and JW's mom is the right one for the BFF job!

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I want to get my fangirling out of the way! Jw (Ong) singing that song live made me feel extremely giddy. I know know they are focusing on his art talent but i am looking forward to the teach guiding him into arts college a path. Watching Ong on that stage made me feel nostalgic.

I think there is a collective relief that that text message misunderstanding is gone and our couple will be back to their cutie selves. I am all for the warm fuzzies that come with new love so, bring it on.

But I am hoping drama will get its tension back a little. There are so may stories to be told and writer will have to tell them in next 6 episodes. Please use the time well writer.

And YES! Sanghoon is back. I am looking forward to him. DO SOMETHING AWESOME SANGHOON!

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I am loving the leadership role JW has been showing. One nurturing teacher can make such an impact to a student whose talents are hidden.

During the 5, 4, 2 dance, JW was trying to get to Soobin undetected and Hwi on the other hand looked like a predator! That was an interesting contrast.

I need OJ's arc to start soon. I am looking forward to it. I am curious exactly how that will be resolved. I am sure he will not come out and announce to the world and not he has to but if he can get comfortably talk to couple of people in his group, I will feel happy for him.

But I want to know how did he manage to crush on HWI of all people.

Is it possible Hwi has good things we know nothing about? We have only been exposed to his ugly side.

Subin has been treating him well all this time. No OJ implying he is not a bad kid. So, wonder what happened to Hwi and how.

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I am currently watching Love Alarm and it's weird not seeing Shin SeungHo as Hwiyoung. 😅 Re. Oh Je's seeming crush on HY, I guess the heart wants what it wants. I'm super curious to see how though how this crush affects both OJ and HY and their friends.

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First of all, thank goodness Sang-hoon is back! It's such a waste if they let go of such a good character so early. Writer-nim totally played us there.😜
Aww, Jun-woo cried. First his mom, his best friend and now Soo-bin made him cry 😢 It hurts that instead of blaming Hwi-young and Soo-bin, he thinks that it's his fault and he is unworthy. Even though he's not speaking with Soo-bin and said he needs more time, he did not avoid her in the crossroad, sits with her in the science class, sits behind her in the bus, peeks at her throughout the trip, approaches her in the grouping game, protects her from the balloon and texts her sleep tight.
Meanwhile Hwi-young argh he's cute when he's having fun with Soo-bin. I know his feelings for her is genuine unfortunately his hate to lose to Joon-woo overwhelm that. He's determined to ruin the couple's relationship even if it will hurt Soo-bin in the process which Joon-woo pointed out to him. He will not only lose the girl he loves but also his closest friend. Sigh.
Jun-woo mom pls continue to be friends with Soo-bin's mom! She really needs a friend and it will also benefit your son in the future 😉
Lastly, I love the Ong Seong-wu cameo! The song truly describes Joon-woo's love for Soo-bin. What's even better with that serenade is the hug! Finally! 😍 Not worried that Soo-bin will still reject her. She's totally like this 😍 when she's listening to him sing. Pls treasure him Soo-bin!

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'If Soo-bin likes Joon-woo, I want her to really like him and that look on her face at the Retro Night has me concerned. Why doesn’t she look happy?'

I think this has literally been my entire problem with the main OTP. It hurts my heart seeing Joon Woo pull out all the heart fluttering moves for Soo Bin only for them to become meaningless. I've always felt like Soo Bin never really liked Joon Woo as much as he likes her which is weird considering she confessed first. I also really hated when Joon Woo had to subconsciously apologize for being untrustworthy when he's done numerous things to prove he's not the type of person everyone has made him out to be.
The balloon scene made me swoon, but at the same time broke my heart. The desperation in Joon Woo’s eyes hoping that Soo Bin would say yes only for her to not have the courage and confidence to. But he protects her anyways because that’s how much he likes her, that’s how much he cares, and that’s how sincere his feelings are.
I feel like Joon Woo’s character is written extremely well compared to Soo Bin’s character. She lacks the confidence she had in earlier episodes, and I continue to find her to be a bit obtuse and inconsiderate. Her being wishy washy with things also makes things frustrating. Where’s the girl who awkwardly voiced her confession?! I want her back!
Tdlr: Joon Woo goes to such lengths for her, she doesn’t do the same, I get annoyed, I cry ;___;
Or maybe I’m being too harsh and I’m just so desperate for a female character in a high school drama to be straightforward with her feelings and have the guts to pull out all the swoon worthy moves on the male character instead OTL.

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I feel she may still be feeling a bit guilty and JW kind of asked her for more time. She had full on joyous smile on her face when he asked her to dance. The hug happened the drama way. You know where you fall on the girls lips think that kdrama does!! :-D

Anyways, I guess she was a bit surprised that he is all into her and does not need that time after all.

Their lovey-dovey time is coming in next episode I think.

But I hope more than the lovey-dovey, I want some tension back in the drama. A lot has been discovered.

One broken relationship, One crush, crushed. A potential divorce that will impact Subin + the relationship of other parents.

And OJ.

And at some point, Hwi's redemption arc. I am looking forward to it all.

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I think when Joon Woo asked for time he was also hoping that Soo Bin would give him some sort of reassurance. He never said he stopped liking her, just that he feels like he doesn't deserve her. It also confuses me because her respond to him needing time was 'Please don't take too long, I'm sorry.' This pretty much confirms that she knows Joon Woo's feelings are sincere, but she makes no effort to clear him of any of his doubts. She pretty much avoids him the whole episode even when they are playing the dancing game and he grabs her as a partner. I feel like that was her chance to make it clear to both him and Hwi Young. Joon Woo, I do like you and Hwi Young we are just friends. I don't need her to do anything grande, I just want her to stop sitting back and acting so passive. It just feels like Joon Woo is continuously giving while she's continuously taking.

Also, I agree with you about the tension slipping away which is why I am super happy they bought back Sang Hoon! Even though Joon Woo said he'd expose Hwi Young I feel like Sang Hoon will be the one to do it because he's more determined and knows more of Hwi Young's weaknesses. Sang Hoon has nothing to lose whereas if Joon Woo were to expose Hwi Young, he might end up hurting Soo Bin who he knows values the friendship she has with Hwi Young.

I could talk about all the other couples, but it'd be me going on for days haha.

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I think the problem is Kim Hyang-gi. I have this problem with the child actors (Kim Yoo-jung, Yeo Jin-gu, Kim Sae-ron). I can never see them as believable love interests. Soo-bin says she likes Joon-woo, but I can't see it. I don't think she understands what love is.

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In a way, I wonder any 18 year olds understand what love is. At that age, it is truly less about love and more about getting attracted to someone, falling in 'love', going head over heals and having crush etc. One of the reasons I started enjoying the Korean 'I like you' as the confession because it felt appropriate for the beginning of the relationships. Till I watched Kdrama, the declarations were always 'I love you'. Now I feel 'I love you' should be said only after you have actually spent a lot of time with someone and you know them well and you love them for everything they represent. 18 year olds who just met can't know about love.

In dramaworld, we know romance is accelerated and we need them to flirt, fight, make up and fight may be a little bit more and then make grand gestures like a lip kiss under falling petals in the spring or Xmas lights in December. We feel happy. Perhaps the writer here is merely showing how 'love' when you are 18 feels like.

You have not yet developed all the 'romantic love' faculties yet so, there is so much of self doubt which translates into doubting love.

I am writing essays but there are very few dramas that make me think about how it used to be and this is one of them.

That is why I love all these couples for whatever they represent. I do expect Subin to feel guilty about being in love with someone when she learns her parents are getting divorced. I wonder how we will take that as audience.

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I agree with, I think the drama make good job portraying teenage feelings, we can't expect romantic maturity from them at that age.

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Someone on twitter that I'm following like Romi and Junwoo more.
KYJ-YJG or YJG-KSR should be paired up to have believable love interest. I'm wishing for the day KYJ-YJG to have a drama together again.

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If you watch Playlist's (Naver) Love Playlist 4, Kim Sae-ron has grown. I feel captures the expressions necessary to portray someone both longing and hopeful, experiencing love. (Her arc was really the only one I enjoyed out of the entire season. Which says a lot since I never cared for her before)

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To be fair, she has a lot more at stake than JW. Her mom is a HUGE hurdle. And with the impending divorce, what’s the chances of SooBin having to give of herself more than ever for the sake of her mom? He mom is guilt tripping her in the usual Asian mom way, but SooBin thus far has managed to navigate famously through it. She’s been the adult in their relationship. 🤔. JW has a great relationship with his mom so having a girlfriend isn’t going to send her batty with worry. In fact his mom had a relationship with his dad when she was 18 too? I don’t mind the uncertainties in the OTP, it’s all a part of growth and learning.

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..." she has a lot more at stake than JW"...

That is so unfair to JW. Not only does it ignore the severity of risks he faces, but also lessens the challenges he and his mother have faced head on and have had to live with every day. Remember this is a KDrama society that actively discriminates against those who have to make such choices. + will openly use their status to smear them if there are any issues.

In reality, that sentiment says that SB's family having to fall from the public lie they currently live to their real world is worse that JW who has already gone through that window.

You also forget how vulnerable JW is if this all goes wrong with SB. HY has already indicated he does not care about SB but will not let JW win. HY's family can pull any number of strings to ruin his future. This is a person who is so used to power and privilege that he would not be above using the failed SB relationship as part of his tactics. We have already seen what his actions lead to just because JW annoyed him. This is a world where the already vulnerable take the full brunt of power...and we have all seen KDrama worlds where the upstart and his family are crushed by any and all means.

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I dont think JW's mom has ever beat him or shamed him for bringing home a girlfriend or a less than perfect grade. I think JW's mom has always made him feel loved and wanted and would delight in him falling in love. She is so proud that he thought of the costume idea where as HY and SB's moms are making it clear to their children it is a waste of time.

So, yes I think in society JW has a harder time but he has the safest parent.

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I don't doubt the challenges for SB. However, she has been building up to a showdown with her mother irrespective of JW entering her life. Her issues are with her mother's inability to change from parenting a 10year old and to start giving advice on how to succeed in a world if you don't go to the best University.

However, my point was JW faces massive risks for both him and his mother at the hands of HY and his family's power. Sure JW doesn't have to fear a beating from his mother - thats a momentary sting compared to the full brutality the HY clan could muster.

For us viewers the focus is a relationship between JW and SB. However, the drama has clearly shown that overlaying this couple is HY's sense of entitlement and ownership. JW's risks are at that level and the consequences for people who cross HY have been shown to be life threatening.

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I don’t doubt the severity of the risks JW faces. But between the 2 of them, JW is the one that has the character equal to the task. That’s the beautiful thing about JW. He doesn’t expect the world to be fair. That’s unrealistic. He accepts his lot in life and does what he can within his moral code. In other words, he stays true to himself. He doesn’t greet unfairness in society as an excuse to wallow. He meets it face on, absorbs it without collateral damage to those around him (this is very adult of him), dissects it with almost zen like calm and comes out intact. How he responds in his relationship with SooBin is no different. I am not taking any sides. He doesn’t want our pity or sympathy. So I don’t go there. I think that’s his strength. He forges on regardless. I am staying very objective whilst watching this drama. Everyone has a story. No one story is more important than the other.

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I kind of agree with this statement in that sense that there is more societal pressure on SB then on JW, but I think that's not the reason she is not heads in. She has a lot issue with self worth and self image and imho that's what affects her more.

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i think they are trying to portray subin as someone who is new to relationships. she seems to be awkward with romance. previously, she didn’t believe that she received a confession and had to go through so many trials to confirm it. as a viewer, i also want subin to come out stronger in her interest towards junwoo as well but its just that junwoo is smitten with her that we notice a difference between them. about the truth game, she didn’t answer that she still likes choi junwoo - during that time, both went back to being friends and i guess, she don’t want to make things more awkward between them since they weren’t talking after that text incident. they were taking a break from each other. which is why i appreciate the scene at the end. after taking time to recover from that incident which left them hurt, they were actually hoping and waiting for each other. junwoo took the first step and subin smiled brightly when seeing him. subin slowly took back her smile, feeling guilty about not believing him and when junwoo hugged her, it was like a reassurance that he forgive her and asked her to stay by his side. how i interpret that scene was that, they were dealing through actions rather than words. i hope they continue the final scene in the next episode, as im curious to see subin’s reaction towards the hug (besides being surprised). either way, i hope there is proper closure for them as there was so much angst in the recent two episodes. we also know in the preview that they are dating so im looking forward to their development.

i can relate to subin with her awkwardness in romance. i used to be like her, because idk how to transition myself from having a crush to going out with someone (except that her story had more drama than i did). and junwoo who likes someone a lot, i feel that this might be due to the fact that he used to be very lonely in the past so its the first time he is feeling such emotions. its an overwhelming experience for both of them.

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I feel like Soo-bin sees herself as average in looks and brain. She easily believed that Joon-woo likes Ro-mi coz she's the pretty girl in the class. Even though she's the only girl Jun-woo talks to. She even caught him staring at her a few times. 😋 She is also diligent in her studies but she is not as smart as Hwi-young. Deep inside she's disappointed at herself for not being able to live up to her mom's expectations. She still tries for her mom.
I dont know if I like that she's too "nice" to her "friends" Hwi-young and Ro-mi. Like with Hwi-young, he lied to her but she just let him be coz he might have a good reason? And it was shown that despite how many times Ro-mi pestered her she's still patient with her and keep her in their group? In contrast to Jun-woo it hurts that she easily doubted and avoided him. Thankfully she realized her mistake early. I hope that she will not be the type who is nice to others who hurt her but hurt the ones who truly loves her. Soo-bin, dont be too hard on yourself and Joon-woo. Hurting the one you love is many times more hurting yourself.

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i agree! and want to expand on some of your points (bear with me 😅) subin is too nice that she doesn't want to hurt the people she believes she is close with (hwiyoung, romi). as if she doesnt want to disrupt the status quo & make things uncomfortable (different from junwoo who shake things up with his presence & makes things "uncomfortable" for other kids in school) but these are the people that don’t appreciate her. i think at this point she realise it as well. in ep 9, we saw how she finally told romi the truth that she is tired of romi’s whining and how she sees hwiyoung differently with his true intention of sending her that text. even if it was real, she told hwiyoung honestly that his actions hurt her and could tell that he did that out of jealousy. in ep 10, she asked hwiyoung to rethink abt his feelings towards her - if its genuine or smth else.

at the same time, her being too nice is also the reason why she approached (the quiet) junwoo from the first time she met him and that strong attraction made her want to know him more but the process isn’t smooth. there are times where she thought she can trust him, but situations arise which made her rethink. for subin, its not just only a matter of believing him but also about breaking out of her comfort zone - whether her feelings for junwoo is strong enough for her relationship with her “friends” to be affected (and not forgetting her mom’s view of junwoo)

i used to think she is a confident and bright like how she was portrayed at first but along the way, we see that she is shaky and loses confidence easily. some instances - when she thought she can trust junwoo, she goes back thinking if he is a troublemaker like those rumours (during perf assessment, free-talking test, when she asked junwoo what happened between him and hwiyoung but junwoo pushed her away; tho junwoo realised his mistakes and always makes up for it). and everytime she challenged her mom, she ends up giving in because she don’t want to disappoint/hurt her. perhaps with her character, what they want to say is that building confidence is an ongoing effort and sometimes being too kind can only hurt others and yourself. regarding the latter, she learnt her lesson when she hurt junwoo by not believing in him. there are two sides of the story to every character. and just like how junwoo changed a lot because of subin, she needs to be more confident with her decisions and feelings too.

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Thank you! You're right. It's because of her kindness that she approached the loner Jun-woo and she's one of the reasons why Jun-woo chose to stay in school. If it's not because of her befriending Jun-woo we will not have this A Moment at 18 story haha. On Hwi-young's flashback, little Soo-bin said that her dad told her that if she sees a sad friend she should sit next to him w/o saying anything. She seems to be fond of her dad. I wonder how will she react when she finds out that her dad wants divorce. Will it also affect her relationship with Jun-woo. That will also be a hit in her confidence especially that she did not see it coming. Wow she has a lot to deal with.

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I find Soobin actually relatable with how she responds to Junwoo's feelings about her. In a way, she reminds me of myself when I was in that age. I remembered how awkward I was and how I was full of self-doubt. I used to really like this super cute and nice classmate of mine. I was really blown away when he confessed and even went out to the movies with him alot. I however ended up rejecting him in the end because I was young, naive, awkward, and too scared to commit due to overprotective parents that wanted me to focus on my studies.

I'm surprised by how many of the characters in Moment At Eighteen remind me of people that I grew up.

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If you want a high school drama where the female lead "has the guts to pull out all the swoon worthy moves ", try MY STRANGE HERO (also known as BOK SOO IS BACK).

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@wishfultoki/
Just curious, wasn't MY STRANGE HERO more an adult drama set in a weird school echo?

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Sort of. The main characters come back to their old high school as teachers and principal, where they finally resolve pending issues from their school days.

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I think a lot of Soobin's hesitance comes from her highly emphatic nature and her reluctance to stand up for herself, this is quite consistent with her character so far. We've seen how she tries and wants to break free from her mom but gives in every time - it's obvious mom won't approve of Junwoo and Soobin knows it even if she doesn't say it out loud. Being together with Joonwoo would also mean hurting Romi (whom Soobin does care about as a friend) and Hwiyoung (whom Soobin cares about even more). Remember when Hwiyoung confessed and Soobin was troubled? Because she knows she doesn't like him back in the way he wants and she knows that by not doing so he will feel even more isolated. Further, who will make Hwiyoung feel the worst? Junwoo is the worst possible person for Soobin to like instead of Hwiyoung. Next, Romi tried telling Soobin preemptively that she liked Junwoo, why? My guess is what it is because from what she knows of Soobin, Soobin is likely to give way to Romi once she knows this. But Soobin bravely took a step forward to call Romi out, something which I get the feeling doesn't happen very often and took a lot of effort on Soobin's part. Any one of these would be reason enough for Soobin's behaviour but all together they make it very hard for Soobin to go all in as much as Junwoo. Finally, that text message came at a stage when the relationship was new and growing and derailed it. It's hard for Soobin to go all in again due to all the reasons above and now the momentum of the relationship is disrupted by her mistrust and her guilt over mistrusting. Overall I think the writer created a very realistic and plausible scenario and I can understand Soobin.

Personally though, I feel so much more for Junwoo and agree that it hurts how he seems to give Soobin much more than she is willing to give back. I really hope this changes and later in the drama it will be Soobin's turn to support Junwoo instead, heaven knows he deserves it!

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I totally read that as starstruck/thoughtful and also maybe just scared. Soobin is exactly like her mom in that she has a very hard time showing true vulnerability, and so while it's so so clear in all her private actions and internal thoughts she's smitten, she has a hard time showing it in words and actions directly to JW.

That's why she most often closes down/clams up when faced with having to express those very deep, true feelings (like what happened with the text fiasco). She's really afraid of getting hurt and going in too deep.

I had hoped they'd show her working to push past that, but so far she is still struggling (as we see when she can't admit she still likes him to the class). I hope we get that development from her.

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Da-hwin is the hero we need. I was rooting for Da-hwin to smack Ro-mi. I love how Oh-je eventually gave up on breaking them apart. Seo-jin is the hero we deserve. Ro-mi is so shameless. She was the one who lied, yet she turned it around on Seo-jin. What a pity Joon-woo and Hwi-young missed the confrontation.

Ki-tae, what did you just get done saying? Old habits die hard. Ki-tae and So-ye is my favorite couple. I find Joon-woo and Soo-bin's romance awkward and secondhand embarrassing, while I find Ki-tae and So-ye's relationship heart fluttering because of their comfortableness with each other. Ki-tae makes the best puppy eyes. Da-hwin and Oh-je's relationship is just sad. Da-hwin oblivious to Oh-je's real feelings telling him "I love you" after weeks of dating and Oh-je forced to hide his love and live a lie. We better get a flashback from the game of Oh-je's reaction to hugging his crush Hwi-young in Ro-mi's group of five.

I have realized I don't actually hate any of the kids. I hated Ro-mi, but her crying into her blanket made me cry when Chan-yeol asked, "Ro-mi, are you crying?" I hated Hwi-young, but my heart hurt when he rejected Teacher Oh's invitation to play, "I'm okay. Tell me when you need me. I can help." I want to see their Truth Hearing. I was blown away by everyone sharing their personal business in front of the whole class. Why did the dance start before Soo-bin and Joon-woo were ready? Episode 10 was my favorite episode. Thanks a bunch for recapping, @TeriYaki!

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I think Kitae is the only person that understands Hwiyoung. I don't think he is subservient because of what he says that being with HY benefits him in the long run. KT pities HY and cares for him a lot. I do hope though that KT distances himself from HY a bit and just call him out for being a jerk.

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I think So-ye is hypocritical to guilt-trip Ki-tae over Hwi-young when she continues to be friends with Ro-mi who straight-up treats the girls like dirt. Soo-bin and Da-hwin defending Ro-mi at the barbecue, even lying for her, is no different from Ki-tae's friendship with Hwi-young. Hwi-young and Ro-mi may be toxic, but dropping your friends is easier said than done.

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They are not exactly close friends with Romi and also they feel sorry for her, it's very different from Kitae and HY's relationship where KT is in an inferior position and HY knows it.

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Pil-sang, I know it hurts, but you are probably better off!

Oh, and even though I dislike Ro-mi, I give her credit for not going after Pil-sang for his chaebol money.

That is all.

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Yes. I'm so glad that they didn't have Ro Mi base her feelings on his money.

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I see where you're coming from, but I think Ro-mi doesn't like any guy, she only wants to go after those that like Soo Bin, possibly from an inferiority complex.

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@wishfultoki @phoenix220

It looked to me as if Ro Mi goes after guys who like the girls who are trying to be nice to her. It's a reverse of being grateful.

My guess is that she hates that those girls are nice to her, and her pride makes her not want to be beholden to any of them. It gets manifested in her flirting with Oh Je and Joon Woo to break down the other girls' self-confidence and to show she has power to break up the couples.

Ro Mi's lie is to make herself look rich and popular, with a great background, when the opposite is true. I'm wondering if she even has a mum or if she's alone with just her dad.

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She hates herself and it make her hate everyone who likes her.

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i felt soooo bad forpil sang! ro mi just goes after guys that like soo bin :( the fact that pil sang was always the tough joker, yet appeared truthful and vulnerable when confessing to her made my heart hurt for him :( why do you like ro mi, she's not even nice!!! SIGH.

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idk but i cant sympathize with Hwiyoung eventho i know he is (and his mom) is abused by his crazy dad but after everything he did at school (to trying to kicked out junwoo, disrespected his teacher, trying to control Kitae etc) i cant see him as a nice kid. same with Romi, she should be grateful to have friends who actually care for her after what she did smh.
Junwoo character development is the best, when he laughs with his friends, bickering with Pilsang, has courage to sing in front of his friends, and hugged Soobin im so proud of him :(((
Pilsang is such a sweet heart he deserve better.

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Thanks @teriyaki
This show has a strange habit of now and then putting JW's and SB's thoughts out for us to hear but making it seem that they are telepathically communicating. I guess that they cannot hear each other's thoughts, therefore they cannot understand where each is coming from or the reasons for their self-doubt.

However I like that JW says out loud/texts his doubts and fears so that SB at least knows and can understand.

I'm hoping that the mums don't break up for long, but get together as friends and as support for each other.

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Yes I concur about the mums. JW’s mum will help SB’s navigate herself out of the messy divorce and come out the other end with less resentment and bitterness. Just like she (JW’s mum) has come out remembering just the good times and letting go of the bad bits of the relationship with JW’s dad. SB’s mum needs to do the same, because if she doesn’t SB will be collateral as she (the mum) acts out her resentment in her relationships. All that pressure willing SB to succeed and make it on her own stems from her own insecurities and pain from her relationship with SB’s dad. It’s inevitable when you harbour grudges and bitterness, it clouds your judgement and acts as a filter for everything around you.

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It is too early to say if JW's mother has been through a divorce. That is only one possibility - but there are many more. JW's mother may not even be his birth-mother.

Same with SB's mother. It is unclear if it is bitterness from the relationship itself or actually from having to maintain public appearances after it failed and the resulting cognitive dissonance. If its the latter, it's like her holding on to public face has left them both rubbing salt in each others wounds.

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Unclear about divorce from JW’s mum yes (my statement didn’t mention that she was divorced but just that JW’s dad left them early on and it was a “failed” relationship). Yet every time she talks about him, there is no bitterness. She remembers fondly the dress she wore. She talks about being in love with him at 18. She bears him no ill will. This is where SB’s mum needs to land eventually to rid herself of the resentment and bitterness she bears now. It’s a look at how to part well. Recognizing the good and letting go of the bad. How did you come up with the idea that JW’s mum is not his birth mother? She adopted him despite her poor socio-economic status? She conjured up the whole backstory about his dad? I work with the clues the writer has already provided for us in the story line. I don’t work with hypotheticals.

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Although I guess you could read my statement to mean that I implied JW’s mum was a divorcee. I was implying that she had navigated out of her own failed relationship and could be of help to SB’s mum’s divorce. Sorry I wasn’t clear.

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@pilgrim
No worries. Nuance is so hard in text. I get where you are coming from - I just read the inference you mentioned.

For me, at the moment we are trusting that JW's dad left and he is who JW visited. However, those are not yet proven. We could be looking at a "Her Love Boils Bathwater" scenario - and this writer has crafted such relationships for women before.

I am just trying so hard not to jump to conclusions and see where the writer wants to take us. However, it's not easy as we all fall into expectations...that is just the KDrama world.

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This episode has such a great flow, it's seems so easy breezy but a lot of dramatic developments took place. This parallel between Pilsang and HY being childish and taking their jealousy on their crushes' crushes was nice touch. And Teacher Oh taking care of ChanYeol who was the only single one at the start of the trip, and trying to engage HY in class fun was so sweet. I hope SB and JW moms friendship won't end with this week episodes and they will become each others pillars.
And Sang Hoon's back and OG home room teacher missing, hmm, the storm is coming?

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SNAP!

We have posted such parallel comments just at either end of the comments section.

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So Bin looked soooooo adorable and pretty in the last scene!

Something funny happened when I watched it on Viki. At first, the wrong English song was on there when Joon Woo was singing, and commenters were saying it was due to copyright. But later, they put the correct song in!

Poor Pil Sang!

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And I'm SO SO HAPPY Sang Hoon is back!

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I second Soo-bin's outfit! I loved her retro dress and headband.

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Will there be a student crush on teacher arc? I can almost see that happening...My heart will ache. I had a crush on math teacher. I have loved math all my life since then.

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That is just because Math is cool :D

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I really thought I had a lot to say about this episode, but when I sat down to write it the words didn’t come 🤷‍♀️. A few things though:

I was glad Soo-bin immediately sought out Joon-woo to make things right….until nothing became of it. When she was at his house, I was willing her to go up to him or call him down. But, alas, only text messages. It did bother me that she never actually apologized to him out loud in person. His feelings of not deserving her were also not addressed. I hope Soo-bin grows in her confidence and becomes able to communicate her feelings. Like some of you have said, I would like to see her start giving back to Joon-woo again. I do understand her a lot though. She’s frustratingly relatable 😆.

I, too, was very excited to see Sang-hoon again!

The school trip was fun. I enjoyed the retro theme.

Joon-woo’s hug at the end was 😍.

Eagerly waiting for next episodes!

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Has anyone else noticed that our Mothers could be the adult versions of the girls in GG79?

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P.S. That may mean that JW's mother may not be his birth-mother. (if she took the same choice as Hye-Joo from GG79)

Wow...Just WOW. In this KDrama world, to wear those slurs and ostracisation, that would be inner strength and love. (hence her super-human strength made visible in pushing the SUV).

I am so curious to see if this is the case.

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1. Sanghoon is back~ I can feel his annoying vibe from a few seconds of his screentime and I just laugh...

2. I like Romi a bit in this ep, she just continues with her sass even after being exposed and confessed though she ends up crying that night. But I guess they really think her as a friend since Dain just jumps in to defend her even though they just pulling each other hairs minutes ago. Did anyone see that Ohje pulls Soobin and Dain away from RM and random girl during that confrontation tho? lol

3. Ohje's truth hearing sends me into nervousness.... Who asks that question and am I thinking it is a pointed question because I interpreted some scenes in the last episodes pointing to his secret (and crush...) or nah? But the way Dong and Kitae rush to move on after makes me wonder, is it really a secret or the guys know about it? Hopefully, Ohje needs to talk with Dain this week and we get something on his arc.

4. JW's pep talk to Pilsang, I'm stealing that line. JW singing and they make that as if only SB was there is so cute and makes me squee~ Glad we finally move away from that miscommunication. Liked that they didn't make the 2 of them immediately comfortable with each other again as nothing happens. The awkwardness is there but the last scene is just...awww~

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I really, really, REALLY want some adult at the school to FINALLY clock that something's wrong with Hwi Young. Kids with control issues generally feel like they have no control over their own lives and that's a tell-tale sign that something's not right with the family. I know Teacher Oh has been trying, but he's sided with Joon-Woo so often that there's no way in hell Hwi Young will ever trust him enough to open up to him. I'm very weary of Sang-Hoon being back. I understand his need to win and I don't blame him for it but I worry that his actions will end up having some devastating consequences for Hwi Young and his mom. Namely, I'm afraid one of them is going to end up in a hospital from being beat up too bad because of whatever it is that Sang-Hoon is plotting.

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You are ignoring the possibility that many (if not all) the teachers are complicit in the scam.

It is beautiful that so many beanies are expecting normality in a corrupt world. However, I suspect this writer crafts stories as if looking at the world of children in the middle of a catastapuppy (eg. WW2). They are always children and play in the wreckage...only by inference do we see the brutality of what the adult world has be come.

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Oh my God, you thing the teachers know Hwi Young is being abused and they are choosing to look the other way because of bribes/threats, etc.? This is so much more devastating than I thought :-(

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Sang-hoo!!! So happy to see him back! Wonder if he will continue with his revenge plan or if he will just observe HY slowly crack under the pressure of the unknown.

I feel sorry for DH: falling for the guy that will never reciprocate your feelings.

The 2 moms becoming friends is nice to see. They are both warriors and survivors and SB's mom needs a friend that can show her that women can be happy even if they don't go to Seoul University.

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Wait, why isn't any body talking about how Chan Yeol is potentially developing a crush on Mr. Oh? I think it's super cute! This truly is a high school drama.

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I really like how even those small characters have their own story to tell here. this to me make this a rich world to enter where both student and adult get to shine a light on the message about being teenager, but also how even if you are adult do not mean you have done your growing up. there is still place for some growth to do.

I really can feel for Soo bin insecurity and how hard it is to express yourself as I have been there, and still struggle with it. So even when she want to really apologize to Joon woo she have a hard time voicing it. But glad she did apologize true a message. I feel she gonna be more confidence and active in their relationship now. I belive we gonna see her growth as we witness Joon woo and soo bin growth as a couple.

Interesting how Joon woo and Soo bin mothers clearly parallel each other having to be single parents when their kids dad left them, and how they come out of that. One want to remember her first love as a fondly memory. while the other clearly bitter about how thing ended. I really looking forward to see how Yeon woo and Soon hee friendship blossom.

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Hello, there is anyone know what title of song that Joon-woo sang in this episode ?

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