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Who Are You–School 2015: Episode 2

What a strong opening week for School 2015, which has wasted no time establishing a compelling and satisfying world, albeit one full of dark corners and mysterious undercurrents. After the tragedy of last episode, it may seem like Eun-bi has it made—she’s lost her memory, sure, but in its place she’s found a mother who would face an army for her and friends willing to stick by her side. Nothing in life is simple, however, and even the most innocent of blessings has a price. If Eun-bi wants to continue filling Eun-byul’s shoes, she may have to pay that price—whether she realizes it or not.

 
EPISODE 2 RECAP

Eun-byul’s mother speaks directly towards the camera, saying that it has been ten days since Eun-byul disappeared. She won’t go back to her house, because she can’t face her daughter’s empty room. Mom swears that she will find Eun-byul and take her home.

We see Eun-bi standing on a bridge in the moments before she jumped, thinking about the children’s story she once read to little Ra-jin at the orphanage. The girl in the story, Sara, was never sad or lonely, because she knew someone was always thinking about her. As Eun-bi sinks slowly beneath the water, a hand grabs her wrist and starts to drag her towards the surface.

Mom walks back and forth in the streets of Tongyeong, handing out fliers with Eun-byul’s face. Some people stop a moment and offer their sympathy, but most simply walk on, too busy with their own routines to worry about a missing child. One businessman callously throws away the poster without even putting down his phone.

Back at her hotel room, Mom sinks down next to piles and piles of Missing Person posters. It’s heartbreaking how she addresses the picture of her daughter, scolding her for smiling at a time like this.

Mom breaks down into heaving sobs, asking Eun-byul to come back. Just then a phone call comes in, and it spurs Mom to rush out once more.

Mom arrives at the hospital room where she thinks Eun-byul is recovering (it’s actually Eun-bi, in case you were confused). She walks hesitantly to where the curtain blocks Eun-bi from sight, as if afraid of what she will see.

Eun-bi is covered in bruises and has a nasty gash on her face, but she is alive. Mom sinks to her knees, clutching Eun-bi’s hands in her own, and thanks God that her daughter is alive.

When Eun-bi opens her eyes, Mom reassures her that she is alright. “Mom is here,” she says—but Eun-bi doesn’t recognize her. The doctor gives Mom the diagnosis: Eun-bi has trauma-induced amnesia, and it’s impossible to tell when she will recover from it, if ever. Mom assures her that it doesn’t matter, as long as she is well. After hearing the word “Mom,” Eun-bi’s lips curve into a hesitant smile.

The bully So-young comes to see Eun-bi in the hospital, finding her just when Mom has stepped away for a moment. When Eun-bi fails to recognize her, So-young offers to “help her remember” and grabs a handful of her hair.

Mom returns to find a stranger messing with (the girl she thinks is) her daughter, and immediately steps in to defend Eun-bi. At first So-young acts snotty, telling this ahjumma to stay out of other people’s business.

But when Mom identifies Eun-bi as her daughter and starts to call the police, So-young backs down right away. She apologizes and says she must have mistaken Eun-bi for someone else, so Mom leads Eun-bi out of the hospital. So-young watches them go, eyes narrowed in confusion. Mom leaves Tongyeong with Eun-bi, ecstatic to be reunited with her daughter. Eun-bi watches the world pass by with her head out the window, a sunny smile on her face. Mom offers to play some music, and Eun-bi quickly assents.

Elsewhere, Yi-an is also listening to music, but his thoughts are troubled by the memory of what happened ten days ago. A flashback shows us that he ditched his swim meet to talk with Eun-byul (which means the man Shi-jin saw Eun-byul fight with was actually Yi-an).

Eun-byul is as prickly to Yi-an as she was to her friends, though he takes it with a smile at first, knowing her personality. Yi-an hides his gold medal behind his back, and asks if she can guess why he came to visit. He gives her a hint: It has to do with the promise he made seven years ago. Eun-byul informs him coldly that she doesn’t remember, nor does she want to remember. Yi-an sees that she’s angry and lowers his head, offering to let her hit him until she feels better—that is almost too cute.

But Eun-byul is not swayed by the cuteness; she backs away from Yi-an and says they have grown to be different people over the course of seven years. There is nothing more he can do for her.

In the present, Yi-an puts his headphones back on, brooding over what Eun-byul said to him before she disappeared. Another boy comes along and jostles Yi-an rudely to get his attention. It’s his sunbae on the swimming team, who looks like he has a bone to pick with Yi-an.

The other boy chides Yi-an for not greeting his sunbae properly, but it seems what he’s really upset about is Yi-an’s gold medal and new record. To make things worse, Yi-an failed to compete in the 100-meter event (which was just after he’d heard about Eun-byul, remember), and a reporter wrote an article that made the team look bad.

Yi-an tries to contain his anger, but the other boy is looking for a fight. He pushes Yi-an repeatedly, and when he throws the first punch Yi-an ducks and tosses him to the ground. The coach appears before the fight can escalate, and he makes them all run as punishment.

When Yi-an doesn’t immediately run with the others, the coach upgrades his punishment to a few hefty strikes with a wicked-looking wooden stave. Coach snorts that he can’t abide kids with bad attitudes who skate by (or swim by?!) on talent alone.

A boy in a hospital gown scales down the side of the hospital building, suspended in a makeshift sling. A nurse leans over the edge and shouts down at him, near hysterics, but the boy only smiles and says she should have given him leave when he asked for it. This is GONG TAE-GWANG (Yook Sung-jae), and why he is in the hospital we don’t yet know.

On his perilous journey to the ground, he pauses outside of Eun-bi’s room. He recognizes her (as Eun-byul) and waves cheerily. When she doesn’t respond (probably shocked to see a random stranger scaling the exterior of the hospital like a cliff), he snorts that she’s always been rude.

Then his rope slips, and he passes out of sight. Eun-bi races to the window, only to see that he made it safely to the ground.

Tae-gwang meets with Eun-byul’s best friend Song-joo, with whom he seems quite chummy. He scarfs down a burger like there’s no tomorrow, reflecting that he should eat at least three since he went to all that trouble to escape.

A bit embarrassed by the looks Tae-gwang is receiving from the other customers, Song-joo gets up to leave. Tae-gwang then remembers that Eun-byul is also a patient in the hospital, and Song-joo yells at him for not telling her earlier. She calls Yi-an immediately.

Song-joo waits for Yi-an in front of the hospital. She greets him with a big smile, but he’s in such a hurry he doesn’t even see her. Yi-an accidentally runs into an older man as he barrels into the hospital. Song-joo scowls and calls him an idiot, though she seems to care for him more than her words suggest.

Yi-an sees Eun-bi in the lobby. She drops her wallet, and he rushes to pick it up for her. His jaw drops when she merely thanks him politely and goes on her way, giving no sign that she recognizes him.

He follows her into the elevator, where his marked attention makes Eun-bi nervous. She edges away from him, and puts a little spring in her step when she exits at her floor. Yi-an follows her again, calling out her name.

As he walks towards her, Yi-an remembers what Eun-byul said to him about growing apart. “If your heart takes a step back,” he says in voiceover, “mine will take a step forward.” He doesn’t care if things have changed; he still cares for her, and he is happy that she is safe. He pulls Eun-bi into a relieved embrace.

Of course Eun-bi is a little taken aback—to put it mildly—and tries to pull away. She demands an explanation, and Yi-an is even more surprised by the fact that she speaks to him in jondae. He pulls her into a playful arm-lock, while Eun-bi struggles to free herself from this overly friendly stranger.

Thankfully Song-joo comes along, putting a halt to the scuffling long enough for Eun-bi to explain about her amnesia. “We must have been really good friends,” she gushes, scooting forward in her hospital bed and smiling. Hilariously, both Song-joo and Yi-an flinch back and chorus “No!”, unnerved at seeing the normally prickly Eun-byul so sunny and cheerful.

Yi-an turns back after Song-joo leaves, and asks Eun-bi to find him when she gets her memory back. “Tell me then,” he says. “Whether we are friends or not.”

Eun-bi moves back into her home, where she acquaints herself with everything she thinks she’s forgotten. Her room is full of crafts and awards, furnished with loving care. She finds Eun-byul’s notebook—which contains a picture of the Love’s House orphanage—but Mom calls before she gets a good look.

Mom goes over a picture scrapbook with Eun-bi, hoping to trigger her memories. There are no pictures of Eun-byul as a baby, and Mom admits that she was adopted. Eun-bi says that she must have been very happy, since she had a mother who loved her so much—Mom looks a bit sad at that, although she quickly agrees.

Eun-bi goes off to her room, but a second later she returns and asks to spend the night with Mom. Mom is surprised, since Eun-byul always locked the door and told her to stay out, but she is obviously pleased. They laugh together like best friends, and Eun-bi hugs Mom close.

Tae-gwang arrives at school the next morning, apparently released from the hospital. A trio of boys grumble about him being back. It seems like there’s a bit of bad blood there, although the leader conspicuously decides to have a smoke rather than confront Tae-gwang. As Tae-gwang walks up to school, he almost runs into Eun-bi.

They shuffle back and forth, each trying to move out of the other’s way, until Tae-gwang growls at her to stop. She apologizes and bows in greeting, and it takes a second for Tae-gwang to process the idea that Eun-byul was just polite to him.

Song-joo and Shi-jin mob Eun-bi, overjoyed to have their friend back at school. Song-joo tries to get an arm around Tae-gwang, but he ducks swiftly and runs off.

Eun-bi arrives at her classroom, where the other students are shocked by her new polite, hesitant behavior. Song-joo breaks the news about her memory loss, and the boys ooh and aah like she’s something from the zoo.

One girl in particular looks shocked to hear that Eun-byul lost her memory, while another wonders if she isn’t just pretending, perhaps to cover up a secret. But Eun-bi isn’t even in the right seat, which seems to convince the skeptical of her amnesia.

Tae-gwang pokes his head in through the classroom window and tosses his backpack towards his seat. Unfortunately, the strap lands neatly around the neck of the boy we saw earlier (his name is CHOI DOO-SHIK), who seemed to have an antagonistic relationship with Tae-gwang.

Out in the hallway, Doo-shik shoves Tae-gwang to the ground and raises his fist to punch him. Tae-gwang only raises his jaw, as if daring him to do it, but at the last second Doo-shik stands up. He claims he’s trying to live on the straight and narrow, but that Tae-gwang shouldn’t provoke him; as for Tae-gwang, he mutters that he wishes the punch had landed so he could go back and rest at the clinic.

Tae-gwang stands up, looking awfully calm for someone who almost got punched. He pauses and meets Eun-bi’s eyes, then walks back into the classroom without a word. Eun-bi recognizes his face, finally figuring out that this is the boy she saw rappelling outside her window at the hospital.

Teacher Kim tries to give a gift he bought during the school trip to a female coworker, but she doesn’t accept it. He says it doesn’t mean anything special, but she informs him that no gift, no matter how small, means nothing in this day and age. She makes her exit, leaving him completely at a loss for words.

The class president brings Eun-bi to see Teacher Kim, and he is glad to see her looking so cheerful. He even comments that it might be a good thing she lost some of her memories, because there are some things best left untouched. When she asks him what he means, he replies awkwardly that he’d heard from the other kids that she had been upset.

After the kids leave for class, the vice principal approaches Teacher Kim and warns him to keep a close eye on Class Three, specifically mentioning Tae-gwang and Eun-byul. He says if Teacher Kim can’t keep them in line, he should at least keep them from talking—in-teresting. What happened before, I wonder?

As Eun-bi walks through the hallway, students whisper and point and gossip about her amnesia. The experience triggers a hazy flashback, as Eun-bi recalls a different school, where she was also the focus of negative attention. She freezes up for a moment, until the class president calls her name.

A meeting of the parents is taking place, to evaluate if Eun-byul will be able to stay in the elite study group, considering her amnesia. Shi-jin’s mom seems to sense an opportunity for her daughter, and hints that keeping Eun-byul in the group will make difficulties for everyone involved.

Later, she cozies up to the Boss Mom, offering her a gift that her husband brought back from a trip to Paris. Of course it’s not a bribe, she says.

Eun-byul’s mother confronts the others in the middle of their totally-not-a-bribe. She seems more resigned than upset, saying that they’ll wait for the results of the next exam to determine whether Eun-byul leaves the study group or not.

But when Teacher Kim announces the results, Eun-bi is first place! The entire class applauds, and Teacher Kim urges her to continue studying like this even after she regains her memory.

Teacher Kim warns the class that the police are cracking down on underage students trying to enter bars and clubs. He tells them to focus on studying instead—yeah, like that’s going to convince high school students to behave.

Sure enough, no sooner does Teacher Kim leave than one girl, HAE-NA, muses that she always feels compelled to do the opposite of what the teacher says (kids these days, am I right?). Doo-shik, who seems to be Hae-na’s boyfriend, decides to organize a night of underage merriment, and invites Eun-bi and her friends.

On their way out, Song-joo exclaims that she forgot her wallet. Eun-bi innocently offers to help her look, but Song-joo was actually referring to another classmate: SEO YEONG-EUN (played by Kim Bo-ra). Oh, dear—it seems that Eun-byul and her friends were the bullies, rather than the bullied…

Tae-gwang sees Yi-an on the school grounds and rushes over to him, looking almost too excited about the chance to take a selfie with a swimming champion. Yi-an has to remind him that they’re actually in the same class, although he has to be absent frequently for his swimming meets.

A car pulls up to the curb and a man steps out. This is GONG JAE-HO, the school board director (and Tae-gwang’s father, though we don’t technically know that yet). Jae-ho congratulates Yi-an on his gold medal and invites him to a meal.

Tae-gwang asks pointedly if it would be okay for him to join, introducing himself and placing extra emphasis on his father’s title. His dad replies coldly that it would be difficult to include him, and leaves without another word. Wow—that’s harsh.

Yi-an cooks dinner at home, and we learn that he lives alone with his father. Yi-an teases Dad for only eating ramen whenever Yi-an is away, and father and son sit down for a peaceful meal together.

It’s a very different scene at Tae-gwang’s house, where he eats a meal prepared by the cook. He sees an article in which his father is quoted, saying that he doesn’t care if the students at his school don’t study well, as long as they’re happy. Tae-gwang laughs uproariously, though we get the feeling he doesn’t think it’s very funny.

Tae-gwang’s dad comes home, and Tae-gwang confronts him about the article. He wants to know if Dad really said that the school wanted to be supportive of children with learning disabilities. “Wouldn’t you send them to a mental hospital?” he asks. “Isn’t that more your style, Dad?”

Eun-bi and the other kids are singing and having a grand old time at a noraebang—all except for Yeong-eun, who tries to pay only to find out that her credit card has been suspended. She calls her mother and asks to have the card reactivated, saying she can only live as long as her credit card lives too. From the doorway, Eun-bi overhears the whole conversation.

Next thing we know, the entire crew is at the police station, where the noraebang owner reported the boys for trying to blackmail him instead of paying. Teacher Kim has to do some fast talking to get the owner to agree to drop the charges. He offers to pay the bill and the fine, although just the sight of the amount on the receipt makes him go weak at the knees.

Teacher Kim sends the kids home. One boy asks that he not tell their parents, but one look at the teacher’s strained expression and the students cut and run. Eun-bi is the last to go, bowing apologetically on the way. Teacher Kim waits until he’s alone before whimpering about his lost money.

Eun-bi finds herself next to Yeong-eun at the bus stop. She casually brings up the money that Yeong-eun had to spend, and offers to pay for her the next day at school. Yeong-eun rebuffs her attempt to link arms, and asks sharply if she really has amnesia. Eun-bi says sadly that they must not have been very good friends.

“Your mind must be at ease,” Yeong-eun says, voice tinged with bitterness. She rises when the bus arrives, but tells Eun-bi that she wants to ride separately.

Eun-bi’s mother goes outside to wait for Eun-bi, and sees a police car taking someone away from the house next door. This is where Yeong-eun lives, and her mother has reported the maid for stealing jewelry a little at a time.

Yeong-eun arrives and goes inside with her mother. A little later Eun-bi comes home, and accepts her mother’s gentle scolding with a wide smile.

The next morning, Eun-bi wakes up long before her alarm, as though her body is accustomed to waking up early (which we know it is, from her days at the orphanage). She takes her bike and goes outside, where she runs into Yi-an on a jog through the neighborhood.

They walk together, talking about what Eun-bi was like before the accident and speculating about why she disappeared. Yi-an admits that he visited Tongyeong for one night to see someone, but he doesn’t tell her who it was.

At school, Eun-bi tries various locker combinations to her own locker, but none work. She’s curious about what she might have left inside, although Song-joo thinks she was probably just hoarding food. Eun-bi asks about Yeong-eun, who hasn’t come to school, but Song-joo doesn’t really care where Yeong-eun is when she isn’t needed to be their wallet.

It turns out that Yeong-eun is actually being interrogated about the jewelry—she was caught on camera selling some valuable pieces to a pawn shop. The police officer asks what happened to the rest of the jewelry she stole.

The dean of students marches into Eun-bi’s classroom and demands that she open her locker. When she admits that she doesn’t know the combination, Tae-gwang drags his chair over and shatters the lock with one well-aimed blow. He smirks at Eun-bi on the way back to his seat.

With everyone looking on, Eun-bi takes out the only item in her locker: an intricate piece of jewelry that Yeong-eun identifies as belonging to her mother. Whispers ignite around the room, as students wonder if Eun-bi stole the necklace.

Teacher Kim starts to address Eun-bi, but Yi-an swoops in and takes her by the wrist. He leads her out of the classroom and into the hall, ignoring the stern call of the teacher behind him.

 
COMMENTS

I am so incredibly excited to be a part of the School 2015 team, for a whole lot of reasons. First of all, in a few months I’m going to be teaching English in a Korean high school! In light of that, I was really happy to get the chance to recap a show in the School franchise, which has historically done a pretty good job of portraying real issues relevant to Korean students’ lives. I’m excited to experience the difference between dramas and real life, although I’ll be disappointed if I don’t encounter at least a few secret twins, detective societies or bad-ass knife-wielding ahjummas in disguise.

But back to the show—and what a great show it’s gearing up to be! School built on its strong start in the first episode, combining concise but effective character introductions with deft plotting to create a wonderful air of suspense from the very beginning.

I think Tae-gwang offers a nice contrast to Yi-an, and I look forward to seeing how their relationships with Eun-bi develop. I was particularly intrigued by Tae-gwang’s smirk at the very end, just after he broke the lock on Eun-bi’s locker—it suggests that he may have some particular grudge against Eun-byul, and it should be fun to see him revising his image of her once he sees how she has changed.

I’m already feeling conflicted (in a good way) about Eun-bi’s gradual process of acclimation to her school and supposed friends. Even with amnesia, it’s clear how much Eun-bi responds to the kindness of others, a kindness she has never been able to experience (except from the girls at the orphanage, which is different because Eun-bi was always the one who had to protect them).

But now she’s starting to learn that her “old self” wasn’t such a nice girl after all (ah, this sounds familiar), which leaves Eun-bi with a difficult choice: Does she stand up for her principles, even if it means risking the friends she’s only recently discovered?

It may not seem a difficult choice to us, the viewers, but remember that the amount of pressure that can be exerted by friends or peers is immense—and with Eun-bi lacking her memories, she is even more vulnerable to such pressure. Not only that, but if Eun-bi does regain her memories of the time when she was nothing but a victim, would she speak out to protect people like her… or would she reinvent herself to become more like Eun-byul, to make sure she never has to be a victim again? I see a lot of challenges ahead, and I absolutely can’t wait to see what happens.

With a heroine I’m already rooting for, a juicy central mystery and a brisk pace that keeps us moving without feeling at all hurried, School 2015 just might turn out to have everything I hope for in a drama. I hope you’re all excited—it’s time to go back to school!

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Thank you for reviewing! I'm surprised at how much I'm liking this drama. The set up is so interesting.

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I am quite confused actually.

Firstly, I thought the one in the same hospital is Eunbyul and not Eunbi, because:
1. Eunbi has a lot wound
2. Eunbi was relased from hospital with mom

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Hmm...
1. I still have no idea how Eun-bi has so much wounds from falling into the river o.o

2. Eun-bi was released from the Tongyang hospital with mom, went back to Seoul, and admitted to a hospital in Seoul where Tae-gwang was. That's the part when I was a little confused also but I guess this is the only reasonable explanation haha

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here's what I think happened:
- mom checks her out of the hospital where we saw the interaction between her and the bully
- mom then checks her into a new hospital where she first meets tae gwan

I was also quite confused. They did not do a good job of transitioning because we also see she is at home with mom with no mention of having checked into a hospital.

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And Eun-byul... The last we've seen her was at the ferris wheel place the toilet... And maybe that hand that pulled Eun-bi out of water was Eun-byul's too.. Just my guesses tho. Still really curious where Eun-byul went haha

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I'm pretty sure Eun Byul pulled Eun bi out of the water. Eun Byul is taking the place of Eun Bi while letting Eun Bi take her place, since she's sick and tired of her own life, and would also want Eun Bi to experience a life without bullying at the same time.

I'm sure you can get plenty of wounds while falling into the river. There are plenty of rocks at the side. It's not like she fell off somewhere in the middle of a vast ocean. She's definitely Eun Bi because Eun Byul has a wound on her left neck. I wonder how, why and when she got that.

Was Eun Byul getting Yeong-eun to pawn the jewellery to fund Eun Bi's Love House which she learnt was in dire straits?

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Congratulations, purplecow!
Thanks for the recap, I was hoping it wouldn't just be a one off.

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I am really enjoying this series! I am so happy that it is being recapped! Thanks purplecow!!!

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you know how sucky would it be if the real eunbi knew that something was going down at school because of her less than pristine actions and was sending her twin stuff she also owned to somehow send her in her place... I wonder where the real eunbi is... will the real eunbi please stand up?... :P

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I feel like she knows that her sis is talking her place but she is too scared to go back to face whatever that happened before

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Wait, what? Isn't the real Eun-bi currently under the retrograde-amnesic impression that she is Eun-byul?

Shouldn't the question be were the real Eun-byul is?

And how can Eun-byul "send" Eun-bi amnesia? Is there some amnesia pill that is available in Korean drug stores? That would explain soo much ...

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lol it would wouldn't it xD

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I wasn't sure about watching this drama..and now I can't wait for the next episode..I want to know so many things like what the F happened between these kids? and where is Eunbyul?? and was she the one that rescued Eunbi???

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also it's too early but I want to ship Eunbyul/YiAn EunBi/TaeGwang

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I'm rooting for Eun Bi, and TaeGwang suits her right.

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Same. At least for now.

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watching this drama was a mistake...
now i cant wait for monday...
i lost count how many times i rewatched 1st and 2nd episode...

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I love Yi An already. While School 2013 was all about the bromance, I hope School 2015 delivers on the romance. I was disappointed when Song Joo and Yi An denied they were close friends after learning Eun Byul (Bi) had amnesia. One is supposed to be your best friend and the other is supposed to be in love with you since you were kids. I at least thought it was out of character for Yi An. Though I do think it's cuter this way keeping her in the dark about his feelings until she remembers him... which we know she never will. Tae Gwang and Yi An's first meeting was adorable with Yi An having to remind Tae Gwang they’re in the same class and he has to be absent all the time for his swimming meets, but what's Tae Gwang's excuse. Thanks for the recap, purplecow! I'm glad this show got picked up by the team. I'm equally excited for this school season.

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This is my favorite drama, drama can be watched on the site dramawaw.com

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This one is definitely more interesting than school 2013. I watched school 2013 because of LJS.
I have a lot of questions like where is Eunbyul? In my opinion, I think 2nd guy can act better than 1st guy. I can't wait for next episodes.

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I feel like the hand grabbing scene had a hint... But I'm not sure
Could it have been Eun Byul who pulled Eun Bi out of the water and left her to be located by emergency services or something
I feel like Eun Byul will pop up sometime in the future

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Omg. I have been refreshing the site for the past few days just for this recap! Thank you! I'm enjoying this drama so far, and other than the romance, I would love to see the sisterly love between eunbI and eunbyul afterwards. I don't think eunbi w pi Ulster turn to be the bully since she's a victim in the past. It's so not her to be a bully!

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oh man i think i might just give this a try.........

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Would it be possible that the twins made a pact to change places but something went wrong during the exchange and eun bi lost her memories? Because how would she get that awful hit in the head after falling to the river? And both of them were lost for 10 days and it's not like eun bi was in a coma...

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It's kinda unlikely as Eunbi doesn't know that she has a twin...right? And maybe that hit in the head was caused by jumping headfirst into the water? Good idea though. ;)

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wow. you are just wow. :O
i feel just like Iwas sleeping and being slapped on my cheek, and now i wake up!!!

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Omo thanks so much for continuing to recap! I agree with most points you have said, but one thing I'm worrried about: where is the real Eunbyul??

Anyway, I hope Yi-an will stay by Eunbi's side...I have a feeling that her girlfriends aren't going to...just a feeling.

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I can't image how heartbroken the mum will be when she finds out that Eun bi was found, not Eun byul. I'm also worried about Eun byul since no one knows that she's still missing. I also wonder how the orphanage is dealing with Eun Bi's loss ><

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OMG. Ra-jin will be heartbroken. :( And I wonder when will Eunbi regain her memories.

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So I was thinking, what if the twins already changed places once and Eunbi was actually the once who was originally adopted but by some twist of fate, Eunbyul ended up with Mom? That would explain why Eunbyul kept sending Eunbi stuff identical to hers all these years if she's the only one who remembers what happened and felt guilty about it. maybe it was her way of making sure that Eunbi got to live at least some aspect of the life that should've been hers? It can also be the reason why she actively sought out her twin so as to find out how Eunbi has been living her life. And I also think Eunbyul was the one who saved Eunbi from drowning, I'm pretty sure that the person who saved her was wearing the same sweatshirt that she can be seen wearing in the teasers. Eunbyul must have decided to right the wrong that happened years ago and the fact that Eunbi lost her memories due to trauma could just be an added bonus. Or maybe I'm just reading too much into it.

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Maybe you're onto something......

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Also, another reason why I think the twins have switched places before is because of that incident with Yiahn. Could it be possible that the one he actually made a promise with was Eunbi? Because when he mentioned the promise to Eunbyul, she said they've grown too much to still remember things of the past but the real reason for her not remembering could be because the promise was never made to her in the first place.

I know I'm just wildly spinning theories here.

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Hmm...that sounds interesting. one would think they both would remember if the other was adopted and the other does not so the adoption story itself is a little peculiar.

Desite suspicions, it wasn't surprising for E.byul to act the way she did because she pretty much blew everyone off during the trip. Additionally, being the orphanage is in another city, it would have been difficult for e.bi to have met yi-an.

i sort of suspect that e.byul had plans when arriving at the field trip destination. Before she leaves, she wants to say something to mom but doesn't and maybe the mystery caller messes up the plans.

If E.byul did save e.bi could e.byul have been the one to call mom and tell her her daughter is in the hospital? Hmmm....

I haven't been quite this speculative about a drama in a while. School 2015 has definitely got my attention now.

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hmm that's a really interesting theory. sounds plausible actually.

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woah..u might be right!

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"Oh, dear—it seems that Eun-byul and her friends were the bullies, rather than the bullied…"

See I'm not sold on that yet because the show so desperately wants us to believe the worst of Eun-byul and her friends. I'm stubborn and hate to be told what to think hence I've come up with my own theory of what happened.

Yeong-eun instead of being a bullying victim is someone who desperately wants to fit in and so volunteers to pay for stuff for Eun-byul and her friends stealing and selling her mothers jewelry to do so. Eun-byul caught on and took the necklace or whatever it was from Yeong-eun for safe keeping until she could find a way to return it.

Also I'm not 100% sold that Eun-bi and Eun-byul are two different people, maybe this is a continuation of the multiple personality trend with a little schizophrenia thrown in for fun.

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We are not told that Eun-byul is a bully. We are shown Yeong-eun's behaviour, and the behaviour of Eun-byul's friends.

Yeong-eun's reaction when "Eun-byul" comes back to class is rather direct: She is NOT happy, more like terrified. Eun-byul's friend's malicious glee when she talks about her "wallet" is also shown, not told. And Yeong-eun's expression when she asks Eun-byul about the amnesia at the bus-stop is also shown.

Maybe these are all red herrings. But that would be REALLY BAD story-telling.

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She could also be scared because Eun-byul knows her secret, which is why she wanted to know why Eun-byul really has amnesia, why she was so quick to tell the police where the jewelry was. Supposing Eun-bi were Eun-byul and had her memory, who do you think the school would believe regardless of whose locker the jewelry was found in the popular girl at the top of her class and status or the other girl. Based on what I've seen from depictions of Korean schools they'd believe Eun-byul no matter

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what and never in a million years believe Yeong-eun.

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But that is not the story that was SHOWN on the screen. That was not the emotions that were displayed on screen.

Putting twists in your stories is all nice and well, but it's not a good idea to invalidate your own story-telling in the process.

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They did not show anything they implied things but nothing has been shown as fact yet.

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All they have shown is that Yeong-eun was unhappy/afraid about Eun-byul's return. The only evidence we have as to why is Eun-byul's friend calling her wallet, which I believe to be invalidated by how quickly Yeong-eun caves and shifts blame onto Eun-byul. Frankly I'm suspicious of when the maid "thief" was arrested it's a little to pat to happen as soon as "Eun-byul" returns without memory of anything that may have happened. Perhaps I'm over-thinking things and there is no depth and everything is just as it appears on the surface we shall see.

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i do think eun-bi and eun-byul are two different people because eun-byul was looking at the photo of the orphanage and since eun-byul was adopted at 5, theres a high chance the twins were in the same orphanage until eun-byul gets adopted and eun-bi stays behind. and now that eun-byul grabs hold of the picture with eun-bi in it, she was all ready to look for her sister (in ep1 where we see her calling eun-bi) but didn't get a chance to do so.

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well I am going to call Tae-gwang Sam, whatever you say. Tangling behind the window of a hospital looks all too familiar.

Haven´t watched the whole eisode yet, but it is raining so heavily and I have no umbrella so I guess I won´t be going outside today. so...

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Omg I love this drama already. And ngl, I'm crossing my fingers that they'll deliver on the romance this time haha. I'm a sucker for childhood friends to lovers stories and I love Yi-an already, so I really want to see him get a loveline.....but at the same time, Eun-bi isn't Eun-byul which would really just make things weird LOL. Tae Gwang is such an interesting character so far and I'm loving the way he's being portrayed. So excited to get to know more about him!! So many mysteries omg.

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I dunno why but I'm liking TaeGwan a lot.... he's hilarious and cute.. although I know that Yi An is going to be endgame, I'm switching to Tae Gwan.... there's something really interesting about him....

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Although at the moment I'm only following the recaps, I, too, feel that Tae-gwang is a more interesting and intriguing character.

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I too find Tae Gwan to be more interesting. I like Yi An well enough but feel with him we kind of already know him. Like we've see those nice guys before. Tae Gwan is still a mystery to me. I can't really read him and that intrigues me; I also have a weakness for abandoned puppies, lonely people who have no one but themselves so they put up a front, ad or guys with older brother or daddy issues and the character fits these weaknesses. I mean Bok Dong is the reason I watch Angry mom and HeungSoo (and the awesome bromance) was the reason I kept up with School 2013.

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The lucky things is we have two heroines so both guys could easily be endgame with the sisters.. If that's really the case (actually I really hope that it is), I want Eun BixTae Gwang and Eun ByulxYiAn. I think their personalities will match well. As for which character I prefer, it's Tae Gwang, he's more interesting with a lonely past. (Which actually matches Eun Bi's)

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I am though, really really curious where the real eun-byul went! if we see her ending up in eun-bi's old high school and taking her place instead it would be interesting haha. but that's if she also looses her memory i guess.. o.o

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i do think its eun-byul who saved eun-bi too since the sleeves that showed who pulled eun-bi out of water, and the top that eun-byul wore before she went missing was the same one, and plus eun-bi had the scaf that mom gave eun-byul before she went for the camp, and it was lying beside the bed where eun-bi was lying in hospital so it must have been eun-byul who left it there. does it mean eun-byul wanted eun-bi to take her place so that eun-bi can "live better"? or maybe she's scared of that so called Jung Soo-In who she might have bullied in the past coming back to take revenge on her so she switched places with eun-bi?

but i'm abit suspicious of shi-jin also. the shadow showed a short haired girl who went into the toilet after the lights went out with eun-byul inside, and that was the last we saw eun-byul as well. she looked pretty shady as well when she was asked if she saw eun-byul :/ really anticipating how the clues would unfold for this drama. :)

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I am rooting for Yi-an. Omygosh. I think I die a little every time he has that longing-look-from-afar for Eun-byul (or Eun-bi hehe). But I also do think that Tae-gwang is an interesting character. I was expecting his to play your typical troublemaker at school who lets out laughs because of his mischiefs, but something about his looks and expression tells a different story.

The mystery hooks me in, and I do hope it gets more interesting along way. The identity issue is one to boot. Also, I like the little moments of romance and comedy just so we don't dip in too much in the dark

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Omgosh same! I'm not rooting for anyone to be honest, since for now I'm not sure if the girl who had lost her memory is EunByul or EunBi, even. Yi An has that smile that will lure you in, his character might not have much depth for now, but Nam Joo-Hyuk ah, what an eye candy :D

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Thank you for the recap!!

I don't know how low my expectations were but I'm so hooked by this drama. I wasn't expecting such a tightly-knit and intense story. Eunbi/Eunbyul and Tae-kwang are interesting and layered characters which make me want to know more about them. Argh so many mysteries!! At this point I don't even care about the love line, I just want answers lol.

Kim So-hyun is such a good actress for her age, and Sung-jae's acting seems really improved compared to Plus Nine Boys. I'm especially rooting for Tae-kwang's scenes with his dad. The fact that he was sent to mental hospital is just heart-breaking.

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I don't want this to be true, but sometimes I think it's Tae-gwang who blackmailed Eunbyul earlier. Because I remember his character was described as time-bomb students who does all the bad things including blackmailing. And I remember he also had shooting in Tongyeong based on teaser photos, but his scene there hasn't been aired yet.

But I really hope that I'm just thinking too much because I'm rooting for Tae-gwang & Eunbi. And the shadow looks like a girl, not a boy.

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Omg I thought the same thing! He doesn't seem to care for Eunbyul at all, like he almost hates her. When he broke her lock, he gave her a hostile smirk and he seemed like he knew what would be inside the locker. Idk if he's the blackmailer but he definitely does not like Eunbyul.

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This show has already got me hooked. Looking forward to seeing the mystery develop and hopefully some cute romance!!!

Thanks for the recap!!!!

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This is so similar to the manga Arisa!

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Actually it's Six Half that I've been referring to.

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I'm so glad to know this show is going to continue to be recapped!! I'm enjoying this so far but it's really going to depend on how things unravel in the future. Plus right now our lead is a little too much of the stereotypical Korean heroine - poor, hard-working, kind almost to a fault. I want to see what makes her unique. That's not a comment on the actress, cause I think her acting is good, but so far this show is mostly about plot setup instead of character development which is understandable.

I also, along with some previous comments, feel like the two guys seems like they'd fit well each with different twins.

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I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet but I'm pretty sure the story Eun-Bi is yelling Ra-Jin is 'A Little Princess' by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I know the story by an old movie adaptation starring Shirley Temple, some of you may have also seen the newer adaptation from the 1990's. Not sure if it means anything yet (but it's probably foreshadowing).

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I've seen both movie and read the books and i can see the comparison and it really fits. if it is foreshadowing then wow do we have a good story unfolding also ish is going to get real interesting messy towards the end.

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The drama is giving me 'The Lying Game' vibes. It's too exaggerated and way different from the previous Schools with this whole mystery aspect and also some of the bullying is outdated and none does things like that anymore (bullying is most on SNS now) and manage to get away with it. However I like the actors and characters thus far and even if unrealistic the whole storyline is very intriguing and well done (for now). I particularly want to know about what kind of person Eun Byul was and where the heck she is now. I am also interested in learning more about Tae Gwan. He's a very interesting character with an interesting background too. There is a lot of potential for is development and where they could take things.

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Congratulations on your teaching position!

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Honestly, I hope that this Eunbi/Eunbyul mystery is more about a twin swapping story. It would be so much more interesting if Eunbi/Eunbyul was one person all along. Although it's 95% unlikely, it would be more interesting that way.

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this is like parent trap: the dark asian edition.

im so confused.

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Honestly speaking though I am going watch this, but it is a bit dramatic story where school 2013 had a very different feeling, I just could feel those emotions and relate to those characters, school 2013 was less about a story more about characters, as if they were real or you wanted them to be real :) .... obviously I understand you should not repeat same type of script and I am going to watch school 2015 too :)

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its been a while that a drama has hooked me so much so that i cant wait for the next week

my theory is that this is an adaptation of the lying game and that eun byul is gonna end up as the villain having switched places with her unsuspecting sister so that who ever is after her would go after eun bi thinking its eun byul

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I'm not entirely sold on Eun-Byul being the one who saved Eun-Bi from the water. The way Eun-Byul disappeared didn't seem like something planned - if anything her pursuer seemed hostile. For all we know, the real Eun-Byul could have been murdered.

Even though it seems far-fetched, I wonder if her murderer (if indeed she was murdered) pulled her out of the water and had Eun-Byul's belongings surrounding Eun-Bi, so that people would mistake her for Eun-Byul? But it still leaves many questions unanswered - since they couldn't very well predict that Eun-bi will conveniently get amnesia...

Yeong-eun's expression and her terror/shock could mean two things: it could imply that Eun-Byul bullied her, but it could also mean that she was the one responsible for Eun-Byul's disappearance hence her shock and terror that Eun-Byul is walking around like nothing happened...

I don't know what to think. But I'm definitely intrigued for the future episodes! The only thing I hope is that mystery's loose ends by the end will be solved. Twists are great, but I'm more concerned that all the puzzle pieces fit together.

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Ok I still really confused....Like is one of the girls dead? Eun byul-the real one- is she missing/dead? That's what I don't understand! Please help!

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A family member took her life a few weeks ago, she was bullied in school. She was just 17. This drama is an eye opener and I hope that we can do something about bullying - it does not just happen in school but also in our work place and this got to stop.
http://bit.ly/1bHGQs9
*In lieu of donations: prayers is much more needed for her and specially the ones she left behind

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I really wanna point out how silly it was for TaeGwang's dad to get out of the car in front of school, invite YiAn to dinner and then go back inside the car. Like, wuttt.. And here's another detail I just find too unlogical: how TaeGwang can speak at normal volume and the nurse can hear him some seven floors away. -__- AND WHEN WILL THEY EVER STOP WITH THE WRIST-GRAB? Other than that, great drama. Got me at the edge of my seat. Excited for the next episode!

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can someone please tell me the song that plays at 35:17 when the mothers gather in the cafe to talk?
its upbeat, sang by a female, like demi lovato and i vaguely hear some 'let your dreams fly away...dont cry..' and as the scene cuts out i think i hear some 'imma walk away'... please help out guys, do me a favour and rewatch the episode if you will and let me know if you know the song name! thanks!

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Yook Sungjae is taking my breath away. Rewatching the drama just for him- and yes, I know how the pain over the ending will worsen the second time around, but the guy is adorable. Can't help it.

(Please check out btob too ㅋㅋ)

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Well good thing there's no bullying in this episode.
And WOW I can't wait to see the next episode or to get information that'lll kill my curiosity oof knowing where EUN BYUL is!

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I just hope Eun Byul is safe.
And what's Yeong Eun up to anyway?

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Can somebody tell me What is the background song when Tae-gwang( yook sung jae) met Eun-byul’s best friend Song-joo in a shop after he escaped from hospital.

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I know I'm a little late on watching this, but I just wanted to comment my own theories of this story before I continue watching. My first thought when Eun Bi found the necklace in her locker was that Eun Byul had, in fact, actually stolen the necklace, and Young Eun knew that. This is why, after Young Eun found out that "Eun Byul" lost her memory and is now a very innocent and kind girl, she can use it to her advantage and actually show everyone what Eun Byul did. Since Eun Bi cannot remember anything, she will probably assume that she did steak the necklace. Another theory I have about it is that Young Eun has a grudge on Eun Byul because she and her friends keep using her for her money, so she planted her mother's necklace in the locker to put the blame on Eun Bi. It would make sense that she would wait until now, since Eun Bi wouldn't be able to defend herself after losing her memory. Anyways, I could be totally off track because I normally am terrible at predicting these things, but I thought I'd comment anyways. Other parts of this drama have been leaving me quite confused and curious as well, but I think I'll leave it at that.

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Typo! I meant steal, not steak, lol.

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