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Moorim School: Episode 4

The boys continue their quest, which only grows more dangerous as they go on. There are important lessons to be learned on Moorim Peak, and even more important ones once they come down from the mountain. They both must face their true reasons for being there, and whether they have what it takes to stick it out until the end.

EPISODE 4 RECAP

Shi-woo finds himself face-to-face with a wolf-beast, which chases and knocks him over. But a ray of sunlight glints off the jewel in his pendant and into the beast’s eyes, infuriating it, but also stopping it in its tracks.

Following the beast’s growls, Chi-ang finds Shi-woo and distracts it, then goes after it with a flimsy stick like he’s fencing. That’s pretty brave. He yells at Shi-woo to get a move on, so Shi-woo climbs a nearby tree, and Chi-ang clambers up right behind him.

Sun-ah is determined to go up the mountain to help the boys, but the only one willing to go with her is Soon-deok (who even thinks to pack Chi-ang’s sneakers). Before they go, Soon-deok says there’s something they must do.

Up in the tree, Shi-woo reluctantly thanks Chi-ang for his rescue, and Chi-ang calls them even. Shi-woo is all Yeah I know, don’t make a big deal over it, but there’s no heat in his voice this time, and he even cracks a tiny smile. Of course Chi-ang teases him for smiling, but betrays a little grin of his own.

They seem to have come to a tentative truce, and even have a splash-fight at the stream where they stop to drink. Okay, this bromance is going to be my new favorite thing.

Later they lay on a rock to dry out, and Shi-woo shushes Chi-ang, wanting to just listen to the sounds of the forest. He asks if they can really make it to Moorim Peak, and Chi-ang says they’ll be lucky if they just make it off their little rock alive. Truer words, my friend.

Chi-ang’s leather-wallet-shoe is falling apart, and Shi-woo just wordlessly tosses him his own wallet to use. Awww, I love this.

With the benefit of a map, the girls realize that the boys probably took the most dangerous path up to Moorim Peak. The whole school is unsettled at Sun-ah and Soon-deok’s decision to look for Chi-ang and Shi-woo, but Dean Hwang takes the news calmly.

Professor Oh walks in just as Professor Daniel beats Professor Kim in another sparring match — poor Professor Kim wonders why he can’t win against anyone today, ha. He’s annoyed that none of the kids are here to practice, but Professor Oh reminds him that their minds are all on Moorim Peak.

Chi-ang tries to start a fire with two sticks, but Shi-woo just pulls out his phone and uses a heat source (cigarette lighter?) on the back to ignite some leaves. Chi-ang throws money on the fire to help it get going, and jokes that this is a pretty expensive fire, ha.

Shi-woo asks if Chi-ang is really a Boy Scout as he claims, then laughs when Chi-ang gets the motto all wrong. Chi-ang’s convoluted explanation of what he meant makes a weird sort of sense, even to Shi-woo. He asks how Chi-ang learned to fence, referring to how he fended off the wolf with a stick, and Chi-ang says he studies self-defense because he’s been kidnapped so many times.

He says that his father even kidnapped him here, but at least he got to meet his Ariel. He shares his one snack with Shi-woo, congratulating himself on how selfless he is. Later he asks Shi-woo why he’s here at Moorim when he doesn’t have to be, and he hits the nail on the head by asking if it’s because of Shi-woo’s ear.

He asks if that’s what happened at the concert too, when Shi-woo was the only one who didn’t run from the falling lights. Shi-woo admits that Chi-ang is right, and that the doctors don’t know what’s wrong or how to fix it. He came to Moorim, hoping that Dean Hwang could help him. He says sadly that he has no family or anyone in the world, just music, so if he can’t hear…

But Chi-ang cuts him off with a smile and tells him not to worry. He’ll make a huge comeback — his Ariel will make sure of that. Shi-woo doesn’t respond, but his face relaxes and he seems a bit more peaceful than before.

Apparently, the thing Soon-deok and Sun-ah needed to do before they go was to make a video of Soon-deok explaining what happened the night of Shi-woo’s scandal, and post it online. The Moorim students watch it and wonder why Shi-woo never defended himself, and Nadet says they wouldn’t have believed him, anyway. He’s not wrong.

They post comments on the video, backing up Soon-deok’s honesty and apologizing to Shi-woo for not believing him. Even Teacher Samuel gets into the act, and Dean Hwang visits the boys’ empty room.

The makeshift shoes aren’t cutting it anymore, and Chi-ang’s foot is cut up and bleeding. But for once he doesn’t whine, and just admits he’s spoiled and soft, asking for a rest. Rather than take advantage, Shi-woo hangs back with him, bringing him nuts to eat and helping him walk.

When they stop for another break, Chi-ang reminds Shi-woo that only one of them can win this race and stay at Moorim. He tells Shi-woo to go on without him, which frankly angers Shi-woo, but Chi-ang is serious. He can’t go any further, and one of them may as well win.

But instead of taking the opportunity, Shi-woo sits down with Chi-ang and claims to be tired, too. Chi-ang blusters that as soon as he’s rested, he’s going to win this thing, but his tiny little smile shows that he’s glad Shi-woo is staying. Awww.

Meanwhile, Soon-deok’s video is working — all the news media sites are reporting the story and video, and public opinion swings back in his favor.

Tonight the boys find a cave for shelter, and Shi-woo starts a fire then starts to go looking for something to eat. By now, Chi-ang seems actually upset that Shi-woo refuses to go on and complete the task without him.

The wolf-beast has tracked them to the cave, so Shi-woo runs back to help Chi-ang escape. This time both boys are armed with sticks, but the wolf-beast has brought his whole pack. The wolves attack, and one of them manages to clamp down on Chi-ang’s arm.

Thank goodness, the girls find them just in time, and with Soon-deok’s sling and Sun-ah’s whip, they chase off the wolves. But one wolf-beast turns back and heads straight for Chi-ang — Shi-woo screams, and everything seems to slow down in that moment. In the instant that the wolf hangs in the air, Shi-woo shoves Chi-ang out of its path, so that when things move normally again, he takes the brunt of its attack.

He gets a nasty bite too, but they manage to chase off the last wolf and Soon-deok doctors everyone up. Her bravery has done nothing to dampen Chi-ang’s feelings, and he stares at her with hearts in his eyes as she puts on the shoes she brought for him.

Shi-woo notices, and looks annoyed. When she gives the same attention to a scratch on his face, he’s not unaffected by her proximity. Soon-deok jokes that his fans will be devastated if he comes back with a scar on his face, and assures him that there will be fans who care about him again.

Interesting how, out of the two boys, it’s Shi-woo who notices that Soon-deok is injured as well.

At the exact moment that Chi-ang was injured, his mother had seemed to sense something, and broken a vase in her shock. She goes shopping for a new one, and runs into Aunty outside the shop. She does seem happy to see Aunty at first, but quickly schools her expression.

They end up at Chi-ang’s mother’s house, and now she has someone she can ask about the school without being shut down. She tells Aunty that she’s been having terrible dreams for two nights and she can’t reach her son, but Aunty assures her that Soon-deok is there and can watch over him.

Aunty makes a comment about Chi-ang’s mother being the wife of the chairman of Sanghae Group, and Mom doesn’t correct her, but looks nervous about it. She jumps up to get refreshments and steps on a serving fork on the floor, and complains about how hard it is to get good help these days. Aunty gets an idea, and asks if possibly she’s thinking of hiring a new housekeeper.

Even with his sneakers, Chi-ang’s injured foot makes it difficult to walk, but he powers through “since my Ariel vitamin is next to me.” Soon-deok snarls at him when he wants to hold her hand, and Shi-woo doesn’t look too happy about it either.

As night falls, Chi-ang asks for a break, and Shi-woo notices that his wolf-bitten arm is bleeding. Soon-deok wants to take him back to the school now, but he insists that he can’t stop here, after coming this far. He’s the one who has to stay, to be near her and his mother.

Shi-woo steps in to suggest they rest for an hour, but even Sun-ah is against it. She gives Chi-ang credit for getting this far with a hurt foot and after what they’ve been through, but even she thinks it’s time for him to turn back. She offers to take him back to the school, and Soon-deok can go on with Shi-woo.

Shi-woo wants Soon-deok to take him back if he has to go, and Sun-ah barks that of course she wants to stay with Shi-woo (earning her stares all around), but she’s stronger and can help Chi-ang walk. Chi-ang is forced to admit defeat, and he tells Shi-woo to go on without him — at least one of them can succeed.

On the walk back, Sun-ah recommends that Chi-ang ask Dean Hwang if he can stay anyway, since he didn’t give up, but had to turn back because of injuries. But Chi-ang isn’t hopeful, calling Hwang a monster, small-minded and stubborn. He even wants to fight the dean, but his show of bravado doesn’t impress Sun-ah one bit.

Shi-woo is distracted as Soon-deok leads him up the mountain, and soon he stops altogether. Out of nowhere, he says to her, “I don’t want to be like the members of Mobius.” They only do whatever benefits them, and he doesn’t want to live like that.

Chi-ang talks a big game about how he’s going to make Dean Hwang sorry for how he treated him. Finally, Sun-ah informs him that that’s her father he’s insulting. At least Chi-ang looks chastened and apologizes.

“Did he mess up again?” they hear from behind them, and turn to see Shi-woo and Soon-deok. Soon-deok simply says that Shi-woo wanted to quit, but he doesn’t give any more explanation that that he’s afraid of the wolf, without Chi-ang with him. Okay, awwww.

Shi-woo assures Chi-ang that he’s not doing this because he feels sorry for Chi-ang. It’s that, when he thought about it, he realized that Chi-ang wouldn’t have gone on without him, either. Chi-ang is too touched to speak, and Shi-woo simply slings his arm over his shoulders and starts walking him back down the mountain.

They get back to school and head straight for the dean’s office, heads bowed. They tell the dean what happened, for once speaking as a team instead of arguing. Chi-ang especially makes sure Dean Hwang knows that Shi-woo could have gotten the banner, but he didn’t for Chi-ang’s sake. In his turn, Shi-woo says he only got as far as he did because of Chi-ang, and that he was afraid to go on without him. Chi-ang tells the dean that he should still let one of them stay, since the school values life lessons, and they both learned while on that mountain.

The dean hasn’t said a word until now, but that last comment makes him smile. He even nearly laughs when Chi-ang calls him on it, covering it with a cough, and just tells them to get their injuries treated and be on time for class tomorrow. I knew it — they were never meant to get the banner, they were meant to learn to work together.

The rest of the students celebrate to hear that both boys get to stay. They’re all thrilled, with the obvious exception of Jeong. He refuses to admit they earned the right to stay considering they didn’t finish the task, or that he cares that he’s alienated all of his former friends.

It’s a similar story for the teachers — they’re all glad the boys are staying, though Professor Kim says he’s not happy about it. That could have more to do with Professor Oh prodding him though, as he doesn’t actually seem that upset.

Up in their room, Chi-ang asks Shi-woo if he thinks the other students will treat them differently now. Shi-woo just offers to clean the bathrooms until Chi-ang’s arm heals, then threatens to rescind his offer when Chi-ang gloats about how he fought off that wolf. Cute.

Shi-woo finally gets to see Soon-deok’s video defending him against the unfair accusations, recalling how she promised him on the mountain that everything would go back to how it was for him. Both boys see other videos of Shi-woo’s fans, now on his side again and begging him to come back.

Shi-woo shoots Chi-ang a pointed look when he comments on fickle fans, and Chi-ang defends himself that it’s not like Shi-woo told him the truth, so of course he believed it, too. Shi-woo just tells him to rest, and leaves.

Dean Hwang does explain his decision to Professor Beop — instead of one boy being successful, both failed. And in life, people learn more from failure than success. Professor Beop isn’t so sure about Chi-ang, and he thinks that Shi-woo will probably leave on his own.

The man in the coma lays in his hospital bed, reliving his last few moments of lucidity. There’s a fire, and he’s fighitng someone whose face we don’t see. Chairman Wang’s assistant gets a report that his vital signs seem to be improving, which he says the chairman will be happy to hear.

Shi-woo stays up late thinking, and in the morning he slips out of his room with his bag packed. Chi-ang wakes to see Shi-woo’s bed stripped, and knows what it means. In town, Shi-woo is recognized by shrieking fangirls, but right beside them is a poster of him that was defaced with hateful comments. Fickle fans, indeed. As he walks on, he hears Soon-deok on her scooter behind him, delivering chicken, but he doesn’t turn to look.

Shi-woo is here for a reason, and he meets with a representative from his agency’s rival, DS Entertainment. They want to offer him a contract, and to help him make a huge comeback as a solo act after clearing his name. Shi-woo tells the rep that he’s dealing with a problem right now, but the rep already knows about his ear. He says that Shi-woo can just take some time off and write songs, get his ear treated, then come back.

Back at Moorim, Sun-ah is horrified to hear about Shi-woo leaving, and begs her father to help him get his hearing back. Chi-ang just sits alone in their room, staring at Shi-woo’s empty bed.

The rep asks Shi-woo if he’s been staying with family in this area, and Shi-woo reluctantly admits that he has no family. The rep comments on Shi-woo’s reputation for never talking about how he feels, which Shi-woo also admits. The car arrives, and at the same time, Shi-woo gets a call from Chi-ang.

Shi-woo stands, unsure what to do, and then he gets a text from Sun-ah asking him not to leave. Chi-ang calls again, and the rep jokes that Shi-woo is popular wherever he goes. Yes, but these people care about you for you — make the right choice!

Soon-deok drives by again, and this time she sees Shi-woo standing with the agency rep. She runs to him and asks where he’s going, and the rep recognizes her from the video she posted. He takes a call and leaves them to talk, and Shi-woo thanks Soon-deok for posting that video. Because of her, he can go back to his music life, and Soon-eok congratulates him.

The rep is ready to go, and suddenly Soon-deok doesn’t look so happy. But she shakes it off and wishes Shi-woo good luck, and invites him to visit any time. Shi-woo watches her drive away with a lonely expression on his face.

Chi-ang is still trying to call him, but Shi-woo ignores his calls as he rides away with the agency rep. He listens to the man plan his future with other people, and he gets a series of texts from Chi-ang, first joking that he’s just trying to get out of cleaning the bathrooms himself like he promised, then saying that they’ll do them together.

Chi-ang is increasingly upset, complaining out loud that Shi-woo is just a runaway idol after all, and that he didn’t even say goodbye. He tells himself he’s glad, and flops down on Shi-woo’s bed, but no matter how he tries to bluster through, in the end he looks extremely lonely himself.

We see that Shi-woo did tell Dean Hwang that he was leaving, and the dean had said that once he was like Shi-woo and Chi-ang, holding onto his courage and stubbornness. But a friend had saved him, and is the reason he’s here today. Shi-woo is lost in his thoughts when the rep speaks, and the rep assumes he didn’t hear him. Shi-woo says, “True. I need to fix my ears first.”

That evening, Soon-deok is too distracted to work, and Chi-ang can’t sleep comfortably in Shi-woo’s bed. Both of them think of Shi-woo, and how much he changed in just the few days he was at Moorim School. Soon-deok begs off work, and when she gets to her scooter, Shi-woo is waiting for her. Eeee, he stayed!

He breezily claims that he’s soooo popular here, he didn’t want to upset people by leaving. Soon-deok crows happily when he says he plans to stay, but when she prepares to drive them back to school, her injured wrist hurts too much to drive anymore.

Shi-woo wraps her cut in a bandanna, fussing at her for not taking care of herself. He offers to drive and let her rest, and Soon-deok is too taken aback to argue. She gets on behind him and her tells her to hang on tight in case she falls asleep, pulling her arms securely around his waist. It’s Soon-deok’s turn to be flustered by the close contact, but she leans her head on his back and they take off.

Sure enough, she falls asleep right away, and Shi-woo smiles to himself. She wakes a few minutes later and now she smiles, and the two of them head back to Moorim School.

COMMENTS

Romance and bromance are both in full bloom, and I couldn’t be happier. it almost hurt to see Shi-woo and Chi-ang at odds with each other, because they are so much alike in their insecurities and fears for their future, and both of them could use a friend who truly understands them. I love that, once they stopped fighting and start accepting each other, they seemed to instantly “get” one another without even trying. Like Shi-woo said, he didn’t go on because he knew that Chi-ang wouldn’t have, if their positions were reversed. He was right, and nobody had to tell him that –he knew it because he just gets Chi-ang.

And he’s absolutely right — Chi-ang isn’t a bad guy, or even as selfish as he first seemed. In fact, he was the first to show concern for Shi-woo when he had an attack right in front of him, which just proves that he’s a pretty empathetic and caring person. He’s just had to keep up a facade of bravado and bluster, because as it turns out, his place in his family is pretty precarious. He’s illegitimate, so while he may be the only son, he’s not the legal heir to his father’s company. This puts him in a frightening position where he has a lot of money and power, but that could all be taken away at any moment. But his first move towards maturity was realizing that he has to stay at Moorim in order to be allowed to live with his mother, and I suspect the whole thing about being there because of Soon-deok is as much a red herring than his real reason. It’s obvious that Chi-ang’s first priority is his mother.

And whatever their relationship, which we’re still being kept in the dark about, they do have some sort of unusually strong connection. Chi-ang’s mother has an almost otherwordly connection to Chi-ang, and she definitely feels that something is wrong, because she starts having nightmares the moment her son steps foot on that mountain. She seems flighty and shallow, but I suspect that’s as much a defense mechanism for her in the face of her very strong-willed partner, Chi-ang’s father, as Chi-ang’s swagger is for him. They’ve both had to present a face to the world that’s not who they really are, just to survive.

And Shi-woo has had some pretty insightful moments as well, like how the other Mobius members were just hangers-on, there to ride his coattails to fame. He was always the true talent, and he knows it. With the knowledge we now have of him and his past, suddenly his refusal to act as part of the group, and keeping himself separate from them, makes a lot more sense. Instead of the snooty idol he first seemed, now it feels like he was just protecting himself from those who were out to use him. Again, he’s had to cultivate a persona that’s not really who he is, to keep himself safe from those around him.

It’s this kind of slow reveal that I really like about Moorim School, and I hope it keeps up. As a viewer, I love that moment of realization that everything we thought we knew about a character turns out to be wrong, and you realize that they’re not who they seemed, in a good way. It’s certainly not a perfect show, and has a lot of flaws (I want to know more about the other students!), but there’s still a lot to recommend it. The characters of the main four kids, the mystery of Shi-woo’s past and his potential mystical abilities, the man in the coma and the dean and the school and how they all fit together, I find very compelling. I definitely think the show is getting its footing in the second week, and feels a lot more focused, and more like it knows where it’s going. My initial worries are certainly being calmed, and I’ll be able to relax and really enjoy the story from here on out.

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The budding romance was cute in this episode, as was the bromance. Let's hope it stays that way!

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Personally, I find this drama frustrating. The best way that I can describe it is that it is uneven. Some parts are good, some ok, and the remainder just bad or boring. But I'm still hanging in there.

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The most frustrating part of this drama for me is the 2nd male lead's acting. I don't find it convincing or engaging.

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Well, he´s green as peppermint, but what can you do. Hopefully he improves over time. Sometimes I just picture how Yook Sung-jae would´ve acted out the scene and get over it.

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haha sometimes I also imagine Yook Sungjae instead of Hongbin and suddenly the drama seems way better xD

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Uneven is a good word to describe this show. The potential is there, but the execution is all over the place.

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D'aww the bromance is so cool. It's nice to have shi-woo smile and to know that now he has a family: chi-ang, sun-ah, seon-deok and dean hwang. I smiled and teared up through out this episode. As the story progresses, I can't help but love this show.

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Yeah the bromance is definitely the highlight of this show, I hope they won't be against one another again just because of Seon-deok. No girl should come in between! ><

I found myself enjoying this show a lot, it gives me the same feel as Sassy Go Go, where you just sit back and enjoy the budding friendship and romance naturally no matter how childish they can be.

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It was pretty frustrating in episode 3 but hopefully it's better than oh my Venus and I hanged in with OMV for 16 long episodes so I can definitely cope with this

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thanks for fast recap...

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Now I'm jumping the parts of teachers/dean/Ariel's dumb-dumber family, watching for bromance and a little bit of romance.
It became A LOT more entertaiming

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:D how much did u see then?!

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I liked the quest and even that they did not finish it which was unexpected. Am hoping for more surprises and more quests they all go on.

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The wolf scene was anticlimatic lol.

But the relationships are a lot more solid. I still wish they'd pick up the pace of this show, but it's coming to a point where I'm liking it better and better.

I gotta say tho, Shi-woo and Soon-deok are showing feelings for each other pretty fast. Not that I dislike that, but I'm one of those people who love to see relationships foster and bloom, and I do feel like they jumped the gun. Oh well, they're cute together xD.

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Wolf scene...yes...in Yoda dialect: LOL it was.

You replied yesterday that you're tired of seeing a rehash of plot themes in shows. Like you, I've found is that it's unavoidable.

There will be the rare 1-2 dramas a year that feel fresh. But I no longer think the rest are meant to be about delivering a unique set of major plot points. They're about how the unique characters move through the familiar ones. How their limitations are challenged. And the personal growth that it takes to move from point A to point B. The plot points are the subtext that helps us understand the characters' limitations and need for growth, not vice versa.

Looking at it this way has expanded the number of dramas I can happily enjoy. And focusing on the endless range of possibilities for portraying personalities and personal growh has freed me from the downer practice of constantly nitpicking a show's plot 'flaws'. ?

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I honestly dont know what it is about this drama but I love it. I love fantasy/adventure stuff so that might be why along with Hyun Woo's awesome acting. I like how we cant really tell what challenges theyll face (besides romance) because we know so little about Moorim and Si Woo's power.

Thanks for the recap!

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So I have a feeling (could be wrong) but I don't think that Sun-ah is the Dean's daughter. Chi-ang made the comment that she doesn't look like her father, I think that may have been foreshadowing. I think she might be the girl he carried in episode 1. And also that the little boy we saw in the flashback last episode might have been Shi-woo, so they may be connected/related somehow. I could be totally off but it's just a hunch.

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I liked this episode, but I have to agree with some of the above comments. Soon deok's father and girlfriend scenes seem pretty superfluous and not interesting at all. The guy in the coma, while always mysterious, doesn't really interest me at all either, nor really whether Shi Woo is the holder of buttloads o' mystical power and can stop time. I do like the bromance between the two guys, even though they are a bit slow on the uptake that Dean Hwang's bluster was all for show and that they're supposed to learn to work together and to trust each other. I hope that future episodes will further this relationship and further show how they have each other's backs. I always like the "us against the world" trope.

I also like the romance -- sure Shi woo and Soon Deok's feelings seem to come fast, but with teens that's how it happens. Just like that Alex guy who always speaks English already doesn't like Chi ang and Shi woo, kids fall in love in a blink of an eye. I do like Chi Ang using the nickname of Ariel -- because it really doesn't describe her -- and that's funny to me.

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I don't think we've seen everything about the father/girlfriend. Like:

Why is the father blind and why is he adamantly opposed to Soon Doek going to Moorim?

How will they develop the relationship between the girlfriend and Chi-ang's mother? If Chi-angs father uses the mother as a hostage to get Chi-ang to betray Shi-woo, will the girlfriend and father resolve the conflict by rescuing her?
Etc.

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Thanks lolly for the wonderful recap. Certainly this show has a lot of flaws and not everyone's cup of tea with it's slow pacing, but hey! We're not even half way of its entirety so there's a lot more to be hopeful of. Besides... We have bromance and romance!(sqweeehh!!!) (ahem!) I mean we have characters that we care for and backgrounds and plot that are just waiting to be explored. We'll just sit back, relax, have fun and enjoy the ride as it goes while waiting patiently for everything to be laid bare. ???

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Thanks for the recap. Wait the next eps now.. I really wanna know if Chiang has a special power and I agree that we need more story about other students too..

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This bromance is the best thing ever! Seriously, I love it more than the romance. Gives me feelsssssss.

Anyway, I started this because of my love for Lee Hyun Woo oppa (who's younger than NY but since he's handsome he's my oppa) and I have to say, right from the getgo all four characters grew on me. I am somebody who would hesitate to fall for a character like Wangmanchild but I seriously love him to pieces. He's adorable. And those puppy dog eyes.. Gahhh.. He's marvelous. Same with Grumpelstiltskin Shi Woo. There's this thing about Hyun Woo, he can show emotion through his eyes, the pain, the happiness, the loneliness, he emotes with his eyes. He's doesn't have to speak (and Grumpelstiltskin is quite silent) but he's the character who tells the greatest story. This clashes with the other flaws and wins it. I'm happy that he's the main lead here. Its been to long, oppa, too long.

The girls are quite unexpected too. I totally was aiming for Soon Deok (a.k.a Ariel) to be a damsel-in-distress but she became a person who actually saved the two boys on a daily basis. Same with Sung Ah, who's fangirling is my favorite thing. I love that the two girls are friends and I'm sure their love lines with the two boys will become epic. Since I know that Grumpelstiltskin and Ariel would be amazing together I'm quite sure that out whiney Wangmanchild and the adorable fangirl would be super cute too. I'm just holding on because I'm sure it'll happen.

I've been writing for so long but I have to say for such an underrated drama, people are missing a hell lot. I'm glad I started this year with this drama.

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Love the bromance in this show!! Also from the small glimpses of the fire event we get , the dean might be the friends with the guy who is unconscious. I have a feeling that Shi woo and sun ha might be related ?

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I totally agree with you!

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Thank you so much for your recap Lollypip!! Love your word and optimism towards this drama. I realize and understand more about our main character, and thank you very very much for that ❤

"My initial worries are certainly being calmed, and I’ll be able to relax and really enjoy the story from here on out."

Feel same right here~~

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I think shi woo and sun ah are siblings, chi ang's father sent him to moorim in order to retrieve something. the people who attacked dean hwang might be working for chi ang's dad.
Anyways, loving the show :-) keep up the good work :-*:-*

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Ughhh.. Jeong eng lines are so much annoying. Only if he didnt speaking.. ?

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I felt the same way. Its just too much, like they're trying to show off the fact that he speaks English. It's a little much and takes me out of the story.

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The bromance is everything! Chiang is adorable, he really got attached to Shiwoo super fast. And Shiwoo totally reciprocates the bromance feelings. I believe this one is the real relationship of the show and I couldn't be happier.
I had already said it but now I think it's kind of obvious that they're going with Shiwoo-Soondeok and probably Chiang-Sunah (I laughed so hard when he wouldn't stop insulting her dad. Her face was priceless hahah).

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Thanks LollyPip!

I'm amused at myself that I can actually watch and enjoy this show. It brings on a feeling of nostalgia or something like that, for the kinds of children's shows that gave us adventure and interesting characters and/or mysteries to solve, while ensuring that the story wasn't too scary or complicated. These few episodes have that feel about them together with the teenage-angsty and coming-of-age feel.

I can understand that there's much that can be improved (script, directing, character development, character backstories, more mature adults, heheheh!....), and yet, there's something sincere about this show, like there's a rookie trying out while learning the ropes and is earnestly doing his best.

What I'd like:
* I'd like for both boys to ultimately be re-united with family, while growing with the school family
* More 'real' cool martial arts sequences to be organically embedded in the show, and not only as lessons
* Of course progress in the bromance and romance
* More maturity for Chi Ang, so that losing 'Ariel' won't sour him
* Healing and self-discovery all round... yes for Yeob Jeong too.
:)

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Shi-woo and Chi-ang have only just started to trust each other, so I feel like Soon-deok is going to drive a massive wedge between them. I can't wait!

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And meanwhile sun-ah will watch from the sidelines either like "hey guys...I exist too...." Or "...the fuck happened ? I thought you were the three musketeers"

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I'm totally hooked to this drama (regardless of all its flaws) *u*

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same. even tho there are flaws, I'm hooked as well

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This reminds me of the Taiwanese KO One drama!!!!

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The show... is pretty interesting especially after I got trolled in episode 3 lolol.

Bromance is pretty cool when it's genuine and it shows with the two male leads. It was nice to see growth in both because of each other... you can see that they needed each other when it mattered.

The female leads are pretty good too, but I would like to see more them (and like everyone said... the other students too).

Though - I have to ask what is up with the random English in the show? I really only mean Alexander speaking English when it doesn't make sense. I can understand a few words here and there, but I wonder if that is the character Alexander is suppose to play. It is so strange to see him play a mean character when he so bright and sunny most of the time lol. He would probably be more convincing if he wasn't speaking English as much.

Either way, the show is pretty good and I am liking it. It does remind me of Sassy Go Go (like someone said) and hope it continues to get better. :)

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Apparently thats mostly just rumor, everyone is reporting different things and there are a lot of facts that just don't make sense. So it hasn't been officially announced yet.
According to someone, they earlier said the were going to take a couple days off of filming due to cold weather. So I'd say its nothing to worry about until we know more ^.^

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Nah. I'm not worrying. I saw another article which said that it was just the cold weather. Things will proceed OK.

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Yeah I saw that the rumours are about cold weather too...maybe it's nothing to worry about.

http://kkuljaem.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/moorim-school-faces-cancellation-rumors.html?m=1

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No one else got Brokeback Mountain ambiance between Chi-ang and Shi-woo? Cause if one of them was a girl they would be the main couple but it is an ambitious ship especially on KBS.

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I think Danika may be right, cause that's exactly what I summarized too. The child in that flashback is definitely Si Won, and didn't we see the Dean's own flashback where he turned over the body of the woman caring for the two kids. For all we know, Sun-ah and Si won could turn out to be siblings. And I love the bromance in this movie. I hope to God Ariel doesn't bring a flow to it.

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First I watched this drama for Lee Hyun Woo and Seo Yeji. Now HongBin catch my attention too even though his acting quite painful to watch at first. He's improving.
He plays the role of chaebol to new side that i do not see in any k-drama.
Looks like there will be triangle love or square love whatever.. but at least the second female lead not scheming with second male lead to 'destroy' the love of lead couple (i hope) like we use to see in k-drama.

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If shi-woo and sun-ah are twins, is there a chance that somehow sun-ah is aware of this/actually knows? Could that explain that her "love" for him is not romantic, but a familial one? It'd just be so boring and predictable if she becomes the unwanted 4th corner to the already prevalent love-triangle

Also, if they're siblings (which it looks like), I hope she has her own powers too. That would be cool to see

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I love the bromance! Where's the recap for ep 5? I'm cryingggggg TT-TT

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This story is so shonen!

I like the budding bromance, but I like Seonah to be with Shiwoo. :(

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does anyone know whats the name of the song that shi woo ask ariel to listen , cause i can't find the song

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