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Entertainer: Episode 13

What’s more important… money and fame, or being able to do what you love regardless of whether it’s ever recognized? It’s a question that may never be answered, as some believe that success overshadows personal fulfillment, while many would choose to live their life following their dream. While fame and success can be good things, it’s your dreams that make life worth living, and to some, having that dream stripped from them is the worst thing that can happen.

 

 
EPISODE 13 RECAP

Ha-neul puts the couple ring on Geu-rin’s finger, tells her he likes her, and asks her to date him. But HA, he’s just imagining it, and Geu-rin asks him what he’s thinking about.

He gathers his nerve to do it for real, but a shout from below the balcony distracts them. Jae-hoon’s hurt his ankle, and Geu-rin runs to check on him while Ha-neul slips the rings back in his pocket.

Meanwhile Seok-ho heads to the police station, Ji-young’s copy of the incriminating video in hand, and he calls CEO Lee to tell him where he is and what he’s doing. CEO Lee slams the phone down, aware now and angry that Ji-young’s decided to side with Seok-ho. Seok-ho shows the video to a detective, who agrees that this is a huge deal.

On the drive home, Geu-rin smiles at Kyle and Jae-hoon sleeping in the back seat, calling the boys all children. Ha-neul bristles and says that he’s not, but Geu-rin still sees him that way. He says she’ll regret those words someday when he shows up with a pretty girlfriend, but Geu-rin says to find someone with a pretty heart instead.

Ha-neul keeps changing the scenario, trying to get a jealous rise out of Geu-rin, but she completely misses his point every time. He finally gives up in disgust.

Back at the house, Yeon-soo tells Seok-ho about his meeting with Chan-hee’s mother. Seok-ho loyally gets upset on Yeon-soo’s behalf, which makes Yeon-soo smile. Seok-ho tells him to just wait — he’s going to be famous and have his pick of girls.

Geu-rin and the boys arrive home and Seok-ho tells them that Chan-hee’s mother is getting married, and they also all jump to their friend’s defense. Yeon-soo looks happy that they all take his side, and even cheers up enough to joke about singing at the wedding.

Seok-ho pulls Geu-rin and Ha-neul aside, and tells them that the police are reopening the case of Ji-young’s supposed attack. He gives a heads-up that Ha-neul may be called to testify, and encourages them to hang in there.

Later Seok-ho calls Jinu to update him as well, telling him that the video even includes Joo-han and Ji-young’s conversation about using him. Jinu takes the news stoically, and after he hangs up, says softly, “Thank you Seok-ho-hyung. Thank you.”

Soon after, Joo-han is arrested and his office searched. He asks to call CEO Lee before they take him away, but his call goes ignored. He’s taken from the KTOP building in handcuffs, and questioned at the station.

He’s asked about the sneakers he’s wearing in the first video, which haven’t been found at his office or at his home. Joo-han claims they aren’t his shoes, but he can’t deny that it’s him in the photos, and in Ji-young’s version of the video. He’s asked if he was acting alone or if someone made him do it, but he just repeats, “I didn’t plan this.” He wants to talk to CEO Lee, but the detective laughs — CEO Lee knows exactly where Joo-han is.

On the day of the trial, Ji-young arrives alone, and she walks the gauntlet of paparrazzi with her head high. Even when she’s pelted with rotten eggs by Jinu fangirls, she ignores everyone and continues on. But she’s not alone — her father suddenly pushes though the crowd to shield his little girl, and Ji-young bursts into tears when she sees him.

Seok-ho, Geu-rin, and Ha-neul get to the courthouse in time to witness this, and Ha-neul particularly seems bothered. Inside, Ji-young’s mother begs Ha-neul to ask the judge for mercy for Ji-young, which is ironic because this is the woman who refused to do the same thing for Ha-neul when the tables were turned.

Geu-rin angrily reminds her of that very fact, and the other nasty things she said about Ha-neul, and the woman gets on her knees to beg in earnest. Geu-rin screams that it will never happen, and Seok-ho has to physically pull her off the woman.

Ji-young and Joo-han’s trial proceeds, and Joo-han looks like hell while Ji-young stays stoic. When it comes time for Ha-neul to testify, he tells his side of the story truthfully, but adds that he doesn’t want Ji-young to be punished for the false accusation.

Ji-young finally looks at him, and demands to know who he thinks he is to decide whether she’s punished. She’s screaming, but Ha-neul continues, and says that he doesn’t want Joo-han punished either.

Seok-ho fusses at Ha-neul later for going easy on Ji-young and Joo-han, though you can tell he’s secretly proud of him for his mature decision. Ha-neul knows it too and just grins. Seok-ho is a little miffed that Joo-han went free after the way he’s been acting, but Ha-neul just calls him cute.

He’s not so brave in front of Geu-rin, actually hiding behind Seok-ho while Geu-rin yells at him. Seok-ho throws Ha-neul at her, but talks her down when she’s ready to beat the crap out of the kid — can’t damage the pretty lead singer, you know. Then he hands her something soft and tells her to just not hit him in the face, ha.

But this isn’t over yet, and Seok-ho marches down to KTOP to face down CEO Lee. His former boss congratulates him sarcastically, but Seok-ho doesn’t care. He points out that the adults tried to hurt Ha-neul and Jinu, but the boys were able to forgive and let Joo-han and Ji-young off with probation.

Seok-ho suggests that KTOP and Mango Entertainment go their own ways from here on out, and play fair in their dealings. CEO Lee sneers at the idea of playing fair, saying that the music industry doesn’t work that way, but Seok-ho is welcome to do whatever he wants. CEO Lee will keep running his business the way he has been.

Seok-ho leaves, and CEO Lee laughs behind his back that what Seok-ho wants isn’t possible. There’s something even bigger between them, which will destroy Seok-ho when he discovers it.

Now that Jinu is declared innocent and can leave the house, he and Seok-ho go out for ramyun. Jinu asks if he can go study music abroad now like he’s always wanted, and Seok-ho agrees to help him. Awww, Jinu seems more relaxed and happy than we’ve ever seen him.

Things are looking up for Ddanddara Band as well, and they manage to land a ramyun commercial. Their song is climbing the charts, and life is good. The commercial shoot is hilarious because they all get sick eating so much ramyun (and I have no idea why they’re dressed as cowboys but it’s cracking me up), all but Jae-hoon, who seems to have a black hole stomach when it comes to junk food.

Even Ha-neul gets whiny after ten bowls or so (urgh), complaining when Geu-rin urges him to buck up and think of the money. Seok-ho sees her being a supportive manager and shoots her a thumbs up, then goes all shy when she answers back with a finger-heart.

A man with the production crew talks down to Geu-rin, calling her stupid when she doesn’t understand what he wants. She turns to see Seok-ho standing right behind her with a thunderous expression on his face, and he makes a point to call her by her most formal title and offers to take over the task.

He saunters over to the crew member and tells him with a creepy smile not to talk to women that way. He makes it clear that that mere manager is precious to someone, and makes it clear that mistreating her isn’t to be tolerated.

When the shoot is over, Seok-ho sends Geu-rin home with the boys and stays for a meeting with the production manager. They’re both happy at today’s success, and Seok-ho tentatively ventures to give Geu-rin’s shoulders a little squeeze.

The production manager wants to put the boys on a new show called “Legend Again,” which will have current music artists singing songs from the 1990s and 2000s. Seok-ho loves the idea, and wonders if she had to pull some strings to get Ddanddara Band on the show, but she assures him they made the cut fair and square.

While eating dinner, Mr. Byun hears a familiar old song — it’s one of the songs that Ha-neul’s brother Sung-hyun wrote, that was stolen from him. Apparently the artist that sang the song went into hiding after releasing the hit album, and hasn’t been heard from since. The song makes Mr. Byun feel melancholy, and he remembers the day Seok-ho and Sung-hyun brought the song to KTOP.

Sung-hyun is nervous, but he hands over the sheet music to Mr. Byun, who warmly welcomes him. Seok-ho is practically giddy with excitement, knowing how good the song is. When they standto leave, Mr. Byun notices that Sung-hyun walks with a pronounced limp on a twisted foot.

Later he tells Seok-ho that CEO Lee likes the song, and asked if he had more good songs to share. He asks Seok-ho not to tell CEO Lee about Sung-hyun’s handicap, knowing that CEO Lee would be prejudiced against him, and he wants the song to be judged on its merits alone.

Seok-ho agrees that Sung-hyun is shy about his leg. He tells Mr. Byun that he met Sung-hyun three years ago at the record store, and he’d heard him singing. Seok-ho had gone back often to hear him sing, and they eventually became friends. He frequently urges his friend to try to do more with his music, but Sung-hyun is too nervous about his handicap to even try.

So they take Sung-hyun’s music to CEO Lee first, who’s very impressed. KTOP isn’t doing well at this point in time, and he thinks this new artist might be the one to produce a hit record and pull them out of their slump. But his face changes when Mr. Byun tells him of Sung-hyun’s twisted foot from having polio as a child.

CEO Lee saids that they should do some recordings and see how it goes, but you can practically see the wheels turning in his mind, thinking of a way to turn this to his benefit. He schedules Sung-hyun’s demo recordings for a time when Seok-ho is out of the country, but Mr. Byun promises to take care of him.

Sung-hyun’s song is lovely, and despite his timid demeanor, his voice is gorgeous and strong. Mr. Byun is transfixed, tears springing to his eyes when Sung-hyun hits his high notes, pure and confident. It’s amazing how singing his song transforms Sung-hyun.

CEO Lee is just as moved by Sung-hyun’s demo, but another music producer pressures him to sell Sung-hyun’s song to them for another artist. The money CEO Lee stands to make is enough that he caves in, and he sells Sung-hyun’s song without his permission.

Mr. Byun is horrified at the betrayal — what will they do when Seok-ho comes back? CEO Lee argues that KTOP has to survive, and offers to let Mr. Byun go if he wants, though he asks him to stay.

Augh, the look on Sung-hyun’s face when he realizes that his music has been stolen is heartbreaking. He doesn’t even care if he releases an album, he just wants his beloved song back. CEO Lee acts like it’s no big deal, because of course Sung-hyun can’t sing in front of an audience with his handicap, so having a top star sing it is actually a good thing.

Sung-hyun doesn’t care about all that, he just wants his song — they even credited the star singing it as the writer, so nobody will know it’s his. CEO Lee offers to make sure that all of his songs are sold to good singers and brought to the world, and he’ll be credited, but Sung-hyun just cries that his parents and little brother are waiting for his album to be released.

But he doesn’t need money, or an album, because what matters to him is that his songs belong to him. CEO Lee spits that he can’t even walk straight, his true disgust finally showing on his face. Sung-hyun sees it and finally knows what this is really about, but CEO Lee just dares him to try anything… nobody will believe it’s his song.

Without a word, Sung-hyun takes his guitar and leaves. He walks dejectedly to a bridge and sits to rest, rubbing his painful leg. Crying again, he finally pulls himself up, and looks one last time at the family photo in his wallet. A look of peace crosses his face as he looks out over the water, and then he’s gone.

Back in the present, Seok-ho is given the song that Ddanddara Band will be singing on the show, and he crows that it’s perfect for Ha-neul’s voice. He doesn’t know it, but it’s the same song that was stolen from Sung-hyun all those years ago.

COMMENTS

Though we knew the basics of how Sung-hyun died, I’m glad we got to see it play out rather than just told how it all happened. It was moving to see his love for his songs, his pride in them almost as if they were his children, and his grief to lose them. It makes sense why Ha-neul feels so passionately about music, having had Sung-hyun as a role model, who loved his music more than anything. But it wasn’t having his songs stolen that caused Sung-hyun to end his life as I had assumed — it was being told that because of his disability, he would never, ever be a successful singer. It wasn’t just a song that was taken from him, but his entire dream and the one thing he lived for. No wonder he felt life was no longer worth living.

It’s interesting how the show looks at both sides of the music industry, and how the high road may be harder, but in the end it’s much more satisfying. Ji-young didn’t seem all that happy once she became an idol, probably because she knew she didn’t really earn it. Yet the Ddanddara boys are happy just to be together and making music, and doing things the right way even if it means success may not come as they hope. Of course they want to be recognized as musicians, but in the end, making music in a way that makes them stronger as people and closer as a family is what’s important.

I’m glad to see the assault case put to rest, though it was a bit anti-climactic because while it was an interesting plot line, the show never really seemed to know exactly where to go with it. Though it was a heavy subject, it really seemed more to be a way to move characters around and get them into certain places at certain times, only cropping up when some forward motion was needed. Not that that’s bad, but it’s a little strange to see such a heavy subject practically used as a prop, so for that reason I’m glad we got it tied up all nice and neat. I wonder if this means Ji-young is gone for good — I’ve often felt she would have made a great villian, but she was also criminally underutilized by the show, and only trotted out when the plot needed a boost forward.

I did like the moment of personal growth when Ha-neul asked for leniency for Ji-young and Joo-han. When he was in the same position nobody stood up for his innocence (besides Geu-rin), and Ji-young was happy to let him be punished for something she knew full well he didn’t do, just to realize her dream of being a pop idol. Though nobody was willing to stand up for Ha-neul when he was in their shoes, it was good to see him let go of his anger and forgive them. He’s definitely grown up a lot.

But the truth is, I’ve always been more interested in the plotline regarding Ha-neul’s hyung, and how he also tried to make it in the music business and was driven to suicide. It hits a lot closer to home emotionally where both Seok-ho and Ha-neul are concerned, and my favorite moments are when they’re bonding together as a makeshift family, having both lost a beloved brother, literally and figuratively. I’m eager to get to the part where Seok-ho and Ha-neul learn CEO Lee’s part in everything (and wow, what a despicable human being he is, by the way), and how they react and rebound from it. Having Ha-neul sing his brother’s song on television will be emotional too, and I think I see now why their first song didn’t really make them an instant hit — it’s his brother’s song that’s going to skyrocket them to fame. A fitting bookend to Sung-hyun’s story, and the perfect vindication for a brother’s loss.

 
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I just LOVED his brother's beautiful, soulful voice. Just heartbreaking.

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Totally. When Sung-hyun sang it, I had goosebumps. What a lovely song, what a lovely voice.
I think the song actually sounds nicer when it's accompanied by only guitar rather than full band though.
Can't wait to see Ha-neul singing it.

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I agree. Sung Hyun's version sounded way better than the other artist's electronic version. Love the guitar sounds.

But I'm also looking forward to seeing the Ddanddara Band's take on it and seeing them shine on a big tv broadcast. I like LollyPip's comment that Sung Hyun's song could really be the big hit that makes them super famous. How sweet that would be.

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Me too! Like @little-muffin, I totally got chills. That never happens to me if it's not live, usually. Aah, such a good song!

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I went back to watch Seok Ho's treatment of the songwriter in the first episode - different circumstances and different career path (the other guy was a composer and upset about credit, but never intending to sing himself) but close enough that Seok Ho will definitely make the connection. Completely gross to think that CEO Lee not only screwed over his friend, but then taught Seok Ho the exact same tactics.

Poor Sung Hyun. And honestly, poor everyone but CEO Lee - they all seemed to know that SH was fragile but went out of their way to protect him, and CEO Lee was aware enough of that that he made sure no one would find out about the song until it was on the shelves under a superstar's name. I'm kind of glad Sung Hyun wasn't around to hear his song remixed through that hideous electronica sound and booming from every speaker.

I can't get over how Ji Sung is making Seok Ho look like a teenage boy being bowled over by his first real crush. It's very cute, and thankfully quite restrained.

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@miranda IKR. At ep13, the only skinship is SukHo gently putting his arm around Green. I have said that it not about lovelines but more about bandee bromance, struggles. From ep1 to 13, story has come full circle about SukHo and CEO Lee selling songs without permission and both songwriter committing suicide. ?

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I definitely feel you on the parallels with the first episode. Oh my gosh, yes. It makes me want to applaud the writer, doing that--and it almost makes me sad they went back and felt they had to re-edit the first two episodes. I haven't seen the new cuts, but I love the circle the old ones draw for us.

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SukHo was literally beaming with pride for his best friend SungHyun. He was still a newbie in Kpop industry and I saw his innocence. And SunfHyun's song just touched my heart. I am shipping SukHo and GeuRin. Their interactions are cute, downright adorable.

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I loved loved loved Sung Hyun voice and his song! I really despise CEO Lee for breaking his spirit! He really is despicable.

I was with Geu-rin this episode. Ha-neul forgave them way too easily but I guess it is a testament to his personal growth. I for one was hoping he didn't but I tend to be really petty so....

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Glad the show has moved on from the assault case, but I still would have preferred seeing Ji Young and Joo Han being punished.

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me too i wanted them suffering at least as much as haneul

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Me three. I'm not Korean, but they broke laws right? How can Ha Neul be the one to determine their sentence?
A judge could take it into consideration but wouldn't there be minimum sentencing standards. Are these crimes so unsubstantial that they would only get probation or nothing?

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Hey LollyPip! I'm not currently watching Entertainer anymore but thought you'd have a better chance at catching this comment on a low-traffic post rather than a OHYA recap (which I AM watching).

I know you've been with DB for over 2(!!!) years now but I thought I'd take this chance to say how much I appreciate your recaps. You've really grown into your own voice and style over the past couple of years. Very different from JB and GF but still so enjoyable. You've improved so much in just 2 years and I can't wait to see (er, read?) how you'll improve even more in the future. Thank you for being such a great part of the Dramabeans community! And you go girl, recapping TWO dramas all by yourself for the most part! We love you, LollyPip!

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+1 I did a double take when I saw her (you?) on the head for a Beautiful Gong-shim episode, too. Two dramas AND a stop-in for another series! You go!! :) Thanks for all you do--don't forget sleep is important, too!

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Aw, thank you guys, that means a lot!

Also, what's this sleep thing you mentioned??

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Thanks for the recap, LollyPip!

I'm glad the assault case is behind us and both Haneul and Jinu can move on. Haneul definitely had the bigger heart in showing forgiveness.

I'm happy the confession was only imagined by Haneul. I really don't want their sibling closeness to turn into awkward-avoid-each-other-ness. He needs to pick up on the signs that she's not interested in him in that way.

Sunghyun's song and voice... Wow!! So beautiful and touching. Love just the vocals accompanied by guitar. So pure and heartwrenching. It's heartbreaking to see how CEO Lee not only stole his song, but also crushed his dream. And when Seokho finds out later, it's gonna sock him in the gut knowing that he indirectly causes his dear friend's suicide by passing on the score. =( Sadly, Seokho also experienced that composer's suicide in ep. 1, so this would devastate him all the more. Not to mention how he would face Haneul. Actually, earlier in this drama, I was wondering why Seokho wouldn't recognize Sunghyun's song if they were close friends. Now, with this ep, I finally know it's cuz he didn't let Seokho hear his new song yet. So, I'm curious if Sunghyun had never played it in front of Haneul as well. Maybe Haneul will remember bits of it if he's heard it before? And when the song was a hit, he was still young, so maybe he didn't know his hyung had composed it if he didn't pay attention to those types of singers back then? Can't wait to find out the whole story...

I like what you said about this song being the band's potential hit and since Sunghyun was gonna pass the song to Haneul if he couldn't be the artist himself, I'm sure that's why the song is such a great fit for Haneul.

Love the Entertainer Band family. They've bonded and totally got each other's backs. How cute to have Chanhee and Yeonsoo wearing matching tees in that cake scene. ^^

The ramyun CF was hilarious! They're trying to say even cowboys dig ramyun? XD Love how Seokho stood up for Geurin. And the finger heart and wink plus Seokho's reaction were too cute. =P

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Im glad HN grew up so quickly learning to forgive and forget but I hope he doesnt go easu on CEO Lee when everything about Hyung is discovered. What he said was calculated, knowing it would deeply hurt SH to have someone in the industry tell him he could be the best singer/composer in the world but his disability wouldnt take him far. To use someone's insecurities like that means youre not even human! To see how it mirrors the situation with the composer in earlier episodes, sends shivers down my spine. Hope SK sees this and reflects on what he did even more. Im preparing myself again to cry when they realize its Hyung's song!

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Ahahaha this is probably my favorite episode I've seen so far (still haven't watched 14 yet, lame...) but I'm glad someone had the same reaction I did to Ha-neul's forgiveness: what the crap, man! You can't just go and be a big man like that, and make me feel bad for totally wanting to throw it in their faces! Hershdemergaldeeblersh. But I'm proud of him too, dangit! Sigh... please don't do that when you find out about your brother, though... CEO needs some serious take-down. LollyPip, does that mean I still have some growing up to do, too? ;)

But really, CEO Lee... I really kind of wanted to throw up in my mouth a little bit when he started insulting Sung-hyun like that. How can people like that exist in the world?! People are people no matter what form they come in, and they're capable of amazing things. Who cares if he has a limp? I sure don't, insofar as it might "hamper his abilities". We all have areas we need help in, be it shorter steps to climb or a little longer in math class or some extra understanding when we get frustrated at the end of a long day. It just makes me disappointed that someone--anyone--might think Sung-hyun or anyone was less for his legs. Be still, my beating heart.

Seok-ho is really kind of adorable, helping Geu-rin get respect from the set crew. And her reaction when she caught him at it was priceless, too. :)

Hehee such a good episode over all, really. Ddanddara band, hwaiting!

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I agree with you, Cozybooks, about the forgiveness thing. That was too much forgiveness, too soon. And I'm a Buddhist. Ha-Neul's forgiving them didn't feel like maturity. It felt like something he did in order to piss Ji-Young off, or at least feel superior to her. And it succeeded. Also, the police wasted a lot of time, and that isn't Ha-Neul's business to forgive.

The scenes with Seong-Hyun tore at my heart, because people like CEO Lee do exist. And many of them are in Korea, where there's a distinctly objective idea of beauty. (It's the plastic surgery capital of the world for a reason.) By the common Korean set of standards, Seong-Hyeon isn't good-looking enough to be a singer. He doesn't look cutesy-pie, like the idols of the Ttantara Band.

Like so much in Korea at the moment, it might be changing. Shows like this gently push back against the idea that there's only one set of objectives (for appearance and for life path). But for the moment, CEO Lee's bad attitude is sadly a bit too believable. He goes overboard, in typical drama fashion, but he's saying stuff that's floating around in the culture.

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Phew! Thank god it was only Ha-neul's imagination because I really don't know how Geu-rin would've reacted to his confession. I don't think she'll ever see him like anything other than a little brother. She takes care of him, protects him and loves him but only like a dongsaeng and I don't think that will ever change.

I didn't want Ha-neul to forgive Ji-young and Joo-han this easily, I wanted to see them rot in jail so they would learn a lesson and would never frame an innocent person like that but seeing Ji-young's reaction to what Ha-neul said, I think he did a good job. She'll never be able to forgive herself, he was a friend whose life she messed up and still he forgave her, and for that she'll reek in guilt forever. I'm proud of Ha-neul.

What CEO Lee did to Sung-hyun is the exact same thing Seok-ho did to the song writer guy in the first episode. Stealing his songs and giving someone else's name to them, I don't know if Seok-ho realizes that but at one point in his life he became CEO Lee. He's come a long way since then and I don't know how he'd take it if he knew Sung-hyun died committing suiside! I think Mr. Byun will break and tell him everything especially when the boys are getting Sung-hyun's song to sing!

I loved it when everyone was thinking of crashing Ga-eun's wedding and breaking it off, it was hilarious yet so sweet of them. Love them!

And am I the only one who saw Yo-na (KMHM) in Seok-ho in the last scene? When he was getting all excited looking at the CD, his facial expressions and the tone of his voice was so Yo-na! LOL! Can never get over KMHM.

Thank you LollyPip for the recap.

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This show is a very special kind of roller coaster. Half of the time it's so low-key (even the sexual assault scandal never feels really dramatic) that I'm wondering why the heck I'm watching.

But then each episode will turn around and give us great stuff. That scene where they're filming the ramyun ad was hilarious. (Cowboys, what? Why?!? And what's with the fake sideburns they stuck on Kyle?) And the back story about Ha-Neul's brother was so interesting that I didn't regret the really, really, really long flashback. It made me wish he was a character in the show. I understand why Seok-Ho and Ha-Neul miss him, and I agree with you, LollyPip, that the Ha-Neul/Seok-Ho/Seong-Hyun triangle has always been the most interesting thing in this story.

This has become the one current show I'm keeping up on. I got bored with OHYA, and I've had no luck caring about "Lucky Romance," but I keep tuning in to the Entertainer. It doesn't have much of a script most of the time. On the other hand, it hits the right emotional notes for relaxing after a day at work--and it consistently throws us amazing goodies like the ramyun ad parody, or Sung-Hyun's beautiful singing. I really want to find out how Ha-Neul and Seok-Ho get over Sung-Hyun's death. The ending of this episode was pretty devastating.

Thank you, LollyPip, for keeping the great recaps coming!

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Agreed. That horrible girl and that man that were totally fine with ruining his life are shameless !!! They should not have been given leniency.

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Only in kdrama world would perpetrators of crimes of blackmail and assault walk away because they are forgiven. In the real world, community service/jail time and something on their records would be a perpetual reminder of their role in this mess. They were very comfortable with Ha Neul taking the fall for their actions, and if it weren't for Seok ho's repeated and dogged digging, the truth would have never been revealed. So it feels anticlimactic for they to simply be forgiven with just a slap on the wrist. What if either Ha Neul or Jin hu had killed themselves over this matter?

The parallels between what happened to Sung hyun and the other song writer who had his song stolen are too great to ignore. I imagine that when Seok ho finds out what happened to his friend, he's going to feel doubly guilty, because he did it to someone else and the results were the same - suicide. I know that eventually justice will serve, and CEO Lee will get his comeuppance, but is it going to feel as hollow as the results of this trial, when 10 years have passed, Sang hyun and his parents are dead, and for 10 years people gave credit to someone else for a song he didn't compose? It just feels like there's too much wrong to he righted.

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Isn't the singer voice similar to ji sung voice?
I think the singer is ji sung.Later I have to confirm in Wikipedia page:-) :-)
Thanks for recap.Seeing these comments make me happy.I wish people watch more ji sung's drama .

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YES - who is the singer???? I wanted to know right away in the episode and have been rather astonished during all the comments that no one asks who the singer is!!! It doesn't look at all like he was lip-synching - but, if so, great job! It sounds a bit like Ji Sung but better than I've heard Ji Sung before - especially in the high notes. I have to know who this singer is - just LOVE his voice!

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