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Entertainer: Episode 14

Not a lot happens in this episode to move the plot forward, though we do get quite a few cute scenes with a dash of heartbreak on top to spice it up. The band has the chance to make it big, but is it worth dragging up old pain to make it happen? When the truth finally comes out, will it cause more heartache than the band can handle, or will it be the start of some much-needed healing?

 

EPISODE 14 RECAP

Seok-ho is thrilled when he hears that Ddanddara Band has been invited to perform on the new television show “Legend Again.” He’s even more excited to learn the song they’ll be singing, “Go Ahead, Cry,” unaware that it’s the song that was stolen from Ha-neul’s brother Sung-hyun, which led to his suicide.

CEO Lee hears about it as well, since the show wants the original singer, Choi Jun-ha, to also appear. Unfortunately, after releasing the hit album, the artist went into hiding and hasn’t been heard from since.

CEO Lee’s eyes narrow when he learns that Ddanddara Band will be performing the song, then he starts to laugh that maniacal laugh again. This guy is absolutely bugnuts. He collects himself, and orders Joo-han brought to him.

Ha-neul gets his driver’s license so Seok-ho takes him out to practice driving. Ha-neul asks to borrow Seok-ho’s car sometimes, and his brief teasing drop to banmal (“You said we were brothers!”) charms Seok-ho into agreeing. Seok-ho mentions the television show, and Ha-neul is excited, though he’s not familiar with the song he’ll be singing.

In the middle of lunch, Jae-hoon’s mother suddenly bursts into the house looking for the manager, and hands Geu-rin a list of the foods he’s allowed to eat. Wow, seriously? She’s also brought an air purifier, and asks that Seok-ho stop sending her pictures of Jae-hoon playing drums. Okay, but it’s kind of sweet of her though, at least she’s trying.

Jae-hoon walks his mother out, but for once he doesn’t cringe at her orders and instead talks back in this really cute, disarming tone. She really does want the best for him, and he knows and appreciates it.

Someone took illicit pictures of that night when Min-joo consoled Yeon-soo and Chan-hee while they cried, and there are news articles now speculating that she’s Chan-hee’s mother. What shocks Seok-ho the most is learning that she’s a chaebol daughter.

Man-shik comes to the Mango office, dressed to kill and looking for Min-joo… if by “dressed to kill” you mean “trying way too hard.” It’s obvious his crush on Min-joo has increased since learning she’s an heiress, and he glares at Yeon-soo and makes sure that she was just comforting him in those pictures. Yeon-soo claims that someone like him could never hope to date someone like Min-joo, and Ha-neul and Geu-rin both jump to his defense.

Min-joo’s chaebol daddy also sees the articles, and she promises him it’s just a misunderstanding. She tells him Yeon-soo’s story, and why he was upset that night, and her father seems impressed with Yeon-soo’s maturity. Also, he’s thrilled that the whole world now knows she’s his daughter.

Min-joo tries to sneak into the empty Mango office, but the entire band plus Seok-ho are lying in wait for her, HA. Sweet Yeon-soo apologizes for being the reason her secret is out, and Seok-ho seems genuinely angry that she kept it from him for over a decade.

Min-joo gapes when she sees Man-shik’s odd getup (Min-joo: “What’s wrong with you?” Geu-rin: “He says he’s being classy.”), and she says that nothing about her has changed. Seok-ho says that things have changed, and she’s buying the food now, though she points out that she already has been, hee.

Cut to: the boys eating takeout jjajangmyun. Yeon-soo asks Jae-hoon if his mom will be okay with him eating like this, but he figures that since he’s never been allowed to eat it before, he’s behind on his lifetime allotment of jjajangmyun and has to catch up. That’s some interesting logic.

Ha-neul preens over his new driver’s license, grinning especially wide when Geu-rin makes a big deal over it. He overreacts when she pats him on the butt, and Yeon-soo smirks, knowing why that got Ha-neul all worked up.

Seok-ho also gets his license back and wears it stuck to his forehead all day, ha. He’s thrilled that he doesn’t have to drive with Geu-rin anymore and listen to her nagging, and he solemnly swears he’ll never ever drive after drinking again, and always obey traffic laws. Cute.

Seok-ho tells the boys the good news, that they’re going to be on the program “Legend Again.” Yeon-soo knows the song they’ll be singing, and Seok-ho orders them to listen to it as often as possible, tasking Kyle with creating a new arrangement.

A wary-looking Joo-han meets with CEO Lee, and turns in his resignation letter. CEO Lee knows he’s upset that he didn’t help him when he was arrested, and actually has the nerve to call Joo-han selfish, but Joo-han says that he was disappointed in CEO Lee.

Lee claims that he stayed away because of course everyone knows that KTOP orchestrated the incident, so by ignoring him, it generated sympathy. I hate to admit it, but that actually has a sick sort of logic to it. He tells Joo-han to find the missing singer Choi Jun-ha, promising that it’s nothing dangerous — he just wants to bring him back and make another album.

We see the man himself, Choi Jun-ha (cameo by Lee Hyun-woo), checking into a hotel room and reading the articles that mention his song being featured on “Legend Again.” He also reads up on Ha-neul’s court case, and does some serious thinking.

Seok-ho and Min-joo listen to Choi Jun-ha’s version of the song, which is nowhere near as haunting as Sung-hyun’s version was, and wonder how they’ll arrange it for the show. Seok-ho is still pouting over Min-joo being a chaebol, though she swears the money she used to help Mango was a bank loan, and she expects him to pay it back.

She says that she has a hard time accepting her father’s money, because of his shady business practices. If she’d been open about her family, she doesn’t think Seok-ho and Man-shik would have been her friends for so long. Seok-ho jokes that he’d have been her friend even longer, and that he’s going to ask her father to invest in Mango.

Mr. Byun has also heard about Min-joo, and he literally shoves Seok-ho from his chair and plops down in it to flirt with Min-joo. They all laugh at his over-the-top advances, but Mr. Byun goes pale when he sees Choi Jun-ha’s album on the table and learns that Ddanddara Band will be singing the song on television.

Ha-neul borrows Seok-ho’s car without permission, and goes shopping for flowers. He remembers Geu-rin saying how much she loves white roses and buys a bunch, and plans to surprise Geu-rin with them when she gets off work that night.

But when Geu-rin sees Seok-ho’s car, she remembers his promise to take her to see the flowers, and gets all giddy thinking it’s him. Her face falls when she sees that it’s Ha-neul, but she quickly recovers, and gets in with him.

Ha-neul says that he’s taking Geu-rin to look at flowers and, unaware of his romantic feelings, she complains that Seok-ho said he would take her but hasn’t mentioned it. Ha-neul starts to ask if she likes Seok-ho, but she interrupts him, remembering that she left her phone at work.

Ha-neul takes Geu-rin back to the office for her phone, and says they can look at the flowers some other time. He gives her Seok-ho’s car keys, saying that he’s got somewhere to go, but he doesn’t have an answer when she asks him where. He pastes on a smile and just says it’s a secret, but his smile falters once she’s gone inside.

She finds Seok-ho still there, thinking of a way to make the song sound younger and more current. He hears her stomach growl and she tells him she hasn’t eaten all day, so he invites her to dinner.

Ha-neul picks up the giant flower arrangement he had made, and we see that he’d also made dinner reservations. He calls Yeon-soo and asks what the other boys are doing.

Geu-rin is in a much better mood in the car this time with Seok-ho, and she asks him to keep his promise to take her to see the flowers. He teases her about it, but he’s more than happy to comply with her wishes.

Yeon-soo meets with Ha-neul at the restaurant, knowing that something is wrong and Ha-neul needs to talk. He guesses the reservations and flowers were for Geu-rin, and poor Ha-neul fights his disappointed tears.

At dinner with Seok-ho, Geu-rin stuffs herself silly, and he chides her for starving all day then overeating at night. They discuss possible concepts for the band’s television appearance, and they both agree that he song hits some sort of chord for them. Seok-ho wants a simple concept, to allow the song itself to shine.

When Geu-rin stops to take notes, Seok-ho orders her to eat, and she shoots him a cute little wink. It gets to him, and he tells her, “Don’t… stop doing that.” Hee.

Ha-neul and Yeon-soo are recognized by some fans while having dinner at the restaurant, but they’re so involved in their conversation that they don’t even notice. Ha-neul asks if Yeon-soo would rather see his ex happy with another man, or if he’d rather be with her even if her love has faded.

Yeon-soo admits that he was angry at first, but because he loved her, he prefers that she be happy even if it means she’s with another man. He asks where Geu-rin is tonight since this was obviously all for her, and Ha-neul sadly says, “She keeps talking about another man.”

When she talks about him she seems happy, and he can’t bring himself to take that away from her. Ha-neul tries to smile, but his eyes tear up against his will.

Mr. Byun drinks alone, thinking about the cruel twist of fate that has Ha-neul singing his brother’s song without even knowing it. He talks to Sung-hyun’s memory, asking if he’s making this happen out of anger. He’s afraid Ha-neul will get hurt, but as he’s talking, he seems to get an idea.

The fangirls post the pics of Ha-neul and Yeon-soo at the fancy restaurant online, and Kyle runs across them and whines that they went out alone. Jae-hoon thinks they’re there because Yeon-soo likes Min-joo and needed to talk, ha. Upset at being left out, Kyle sends the picture to Seok-ho.

Seok-ho shows the picture to Geu-rin, and when she sees the enormous basket of roses on the table, she remembers Ha-neul saying he was taking her to see the flowers. She puts the pieces together and figures out that the romantic dinner was meant for her.

Seok-ho picks up Geu-rin’s suddenly subdued mood and offers to drive her home, but she says she just ate too much. Shaken, she takes the bus home, trying to convince herself that Ha-neul can’t possibly like her that way. But as she thinks about it, he’s shown more-than-brotherly feelings for her for quite some time.

By the time Geu-rin arrives home and sees the huge flower arrangement in the house, Ha-neul has had time to concoct a story about getting it from a fan. She doesn’t let him off the hook and asks if the roses and Flower Restaurant are what he meant by “looking at the flowers,” but he just pretends it was no big deal.

His smile falters when he turns to go, and it looks like it takes all of his strength to paste it back on when Geu-rin calls him back. Geu-rin asks, “Ha-neul, do you… like me?” He says that of course he likes her, as a sister, and gets out of there before she can say any more. He barely gets out the door before he starts to sob.

Mr. Byun asks Seok-ho not to let the band go on the television show, though he can’t tell him why and asks him to just trust him. If they can’t quit the show, then at least they should ask the producer to give them a different song.

Seok-ho grows angry — rookie bands don’t get this kind of opportunity very often, and he’s worked so hard to get here. But Mr. Byun is frantic, and yells that Ddanddara Band won’t fail just because of this one show. Seok-ho thinks he’s objecting because the song was originally produced by KTOP, but he thinks that’s all the more reason they should sing their own version, an even better one.

Mr. Byun screams that Ha-neul can’t sing that song, and when Seok-ho screams right back, he yells, “Because it’s Sung-hyun’s song!!” Seok-ho is stunned, and demands to know what Mr. Byun means by that.

Mr. Byun says again that it’s Sung-hyun’s song — Ha-neul’s brother wrote it. The full implication of what he’s saying seems to hit Seok-ho all at once, and he asks what exactly happened while he was in Moscow that time.

Mr. Byun tells him, not that Seok-ho needs to hear the details to understand. He’d tried to stop CEO Lee, but he only found out what he’d done himself after the album was released.

With tears rolling down his face, Seok-ho asks, “Did Sung-hyun have a heart attack?” It’s what he was told all those years ago, and it’s what he’s always believed. Mr. Byun just says that he tried to visit Sung-hyun after the album came out, worried about him, but it was too late. A neighbor had told him it was a heart attack.

Seok-ho demands the truth, and Mr. Byun remembers going to the police station, not believing the heart attack story. The police had confirmed that Sung-hyun’s body was retrieved from the Han River, and that his death was deemed a suicide.

Now Mr. Byun tells Seok-ho the truth, and that Sung-hyun left behind nothing but his guitar and a copy of Choi Jun-ha’s album. The horror of it fully hits Seok-ho, and he screams wordlessly, grieving all over again for his friend.

He grabs Mr. Byun, and in a bone-chilling voice, he snarls, “Lee Jun-seok, that bastard. I’ll kill him.”

COMMENTS

I’m a little surprised with this week’s episodes, which feel a little bit like a throwback to the uneven editing of the first week. A lot happened in Episode 13, so much that it felt rushed, with Ji-young and Joo-han’s arrest and trial going by like a blur. Then we learned Sung-hyun’s entire story and why he killed himself, which was tragic and heartbreaking, though at least that got enough time to get us emotionally invested. It was a great episode, but a lot of information was thrown at us all at once.

But then we have this episode, in which almost nothing happened to move the story forward. I think I would have preferred to see a bit more of the court case, since the show has focused so much time and attention to it, rather than just whiz by it so quickly. It would have been nice to see Ji-young and Joo-han deal with the consequences of their actions, at leas ta little bit. Then we could have spent some time in this episode learning about Sung-hyun’s story, rather than have a whole hour of driver’s licenses and talking about how rich Min-joo is. We did get some interesting tidbits what with Ha-neul’s broken heart, but again, that’s all we got in this episode. The content was there for the most part this week, but the episodes were definitely off-balance. The editing is still smooth, but the distribution of solid plot-moving moments and cute fun scenes was just very uneven.

I like that Geu-rin figured out about Ha-neul’s feeling for her on her own, because I’ve been scared that he would confess and shock her to bits, and that her reaction would hurt him. This way, Ha-neul is making the mature decision to back off on his own, because he’s realizing that Geu-rin’s happiness is more important to him than his happiness. And Geu-rin can think about how she feels about him without the pressure of Ha-neul waiting for some sort of answer. It’s still painful for both of them, and they’ll have to find a way to move past it since they’re stuck together for the foreseeable future, but at least this way they can both work to salvage Ha-neul’s pride and do what they can to mitigate his heartbreak as much as possible, without there needing to be an embarrassing rejection. Of course I’m assuming Ha-neul and Geu-rin won’t be ending up together, but I still think there’s still room for the show to make a big switch in that area.

Though, I’ll admit that Geu-rin and Seok-ho are really growing on me as a couple. She’s matured a lot, and he’s never dated so he’s immature in that area, which brings them to a closer level when it comes to dating in general. It’s sweet to see how much even the tiniest gesture of Geu-rin’s really gets to Seok-ho, you can practically see him falling for her. And I don’t think Geu-rin has really thought about her feelings for Seok-ho, she just goes with whatever she’s feeling at the time, and her reactions to him seem so genuine. It helps that Hye-ri’s acting has been growing by leaps and bounds as the show progresses – she’s still got a ways to go before I’d consider her “good,” but it’s obvious that Ji Sung has been a positive influence on her acting skills. I find her Geu-rin to be much more engaging and natural than I did when the drama started, and this week, for the first time, I could see them making a pretty cute couple. Until now I accepted the coupling as inevitable, and something I could tolerate if not get behind, but somehow the show, and Hye-ri’s improved performance, are changing my mind.

 
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Haneul-ah, forget Geurin, I'm here for you.

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I felt utterly sad for Ha Neul in this episode. I cried with him, and really felt his sadness.

I do hope that the "cutesy-romance" part will be emphasized in the next few episodes as I haven't gotten too attached either with the Suk ho and Geu rin pairing.

I mean..would she survive without Suk ho? Or Ha Neul? I guess that really boils down to that. she doesn't even know how she feels yet. I'M kind of getting frustrated here. Throw us a bone will yah?

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It's my first time posting...well I think that the pavement of Gue rin and Suk Ho becoming lovers became clear ...though the female lead doesn't really recognised her feelings for Suk Ho still (she thinks about him all the time though) Ha neul seems to have decided to let his 'sister' be happy and it seemed to matter to him more ...really I don't understand why the second leads are always so understanding. They should at least a bit more for their love...why they always chose the happiness of their loved ones and doesn't take the chance of making them fall in love with them. They should do it some times and show us some healthy competition ; )

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You are so lucky that in your drama watching experience you have only encountered second leads that were understanding and valued the person they said they loved's choices and happiness.

I never understood the appeal of love triangles. It is a competition and an unhealthy one at that. It is either someone who believed another human being is a possession to be won by competing with someone for it (usually when the love interest is a female >.>) or it is one person not being able to be honest with himself or others because he/she cares more about not being alone/lonely than the people that are around him. Both situations just prove that there is someone in that triangle who doesn't really understand or know what love is. Love shouldn't be that selfish.

I hope Haneul continues to respect Geurin's feelings. Why would you want to be romantically involved with someone who doesn't want to be romantically involved with you? Unfortunately, you can't make someone fall in love with you...

(But seriously, tell me what dramas you are watching! I love dramas with nice and understanding second leads :D )

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Ha Neul has not "decided" to be understanding. Alright, he does wish her to be happy, but let's face it, he has no choice. The girl does not see him as a romantic option, so what else can he do but retreat as graciously as possible? Fight for his love? How? She has decidedly friendzoned him (and she'll brother-zone him even more decisively in the next episode). So what else can he do to win her, when she's clearly looking starry eyed towards someone else?

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Aww my poor Haneul... *sigh* it would happen sooner or later so i liked it happened this way.. having him give her the ring or that obvious date would be too direct for her so this was the best case scenario under this circumstances.

I dont understand either why these 2 episodes were so badly distributed. When i saw ep. 13 barely talked about the court case and jumped to hyung's story, I was like 'ok, its rushed but they must want to make room for the big revelation' but then nothing happened in ep. 14. Hope this dont happen again because Ill start to think the extension is affecting instead of helping the story.

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This episode definitely slowed down, I agree. I hope it doesn't continue to degrade in tone as it heads into the over-write episodes. *crosses fingers* But while it wasn't my favorite, there were definitely some really good moments. Like the ending.

Seok-ho has come a long way since the first episodes--such a long way, can you believe it?--but old habits die hard. Sure, he was nice to begin with and then closed himself off after Sung-hyun died--but seeing him shut out Mr. Byun emotionally like that as he asked about Sung-hyun really reminded me of how little he cared for others in the early episodes. I could easily see him going off the handle a bit as he nurses revenge on CEO Lee, and tbh I kinda want to watch it happen--especially after he just put out to play fair last episode. He's such an interesting character to watch, and he feels different from regular kdrama leads. I like the way all of the characters are written, honestly. I don't feel like anybody's been pushed into the 'mean hero-turned-nice' or 'second lead' or 'comic relief' role (well, except maybe Man-shik. I'd like to learn more about him).

As for the romance, I'm really happy it's stayed cute and fairly subtle--no overt wrist grabbing jealousy or random kisses or anything. Definitely a love triangle, but it's managed not to feel like the classic drama love mess. It's had a more natural progression instead (SH and GR become friends, she really admires him, they start to feel something more for each other, they spend more time together at work and eat together more often... and next he asks her out? Please? Meanwhile, the practically-family friend of the two debates between taking his chance and folding his feelings).

And lastly, no Jinu this episode... at all. *sigh* okay, Maybe they won't actually play on the same stage together with Seok-ho in the wing watching. But I still want to see it happen.

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Though unlikely, I agree that there's still a room for the romance to make a switch to Haneul-Geurin instead. Deep down in my heart I still have this faint hope
Poor Haneul ;__;

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Yes, nothing big happened in this episode but we did get funny and cute! I guess maybe it's because of the 2 episode-extension, this show was supposed to end next week but now it has 2 more weeks to go. They should've pulled the whole Ji-young/Joo-han story a bit more or they should've saved Sung-hyun's part for this episode. Oh well, what's done is done.

Though I was sad for Ha-neul's heartbreak, I think it was best this way. His heart would've been crushed if he'd confessed to Geu-rin and got rejected. I liked his little talk with Yun-soo. It was really so mature of him to decide and back off.

Well, after a couple of days I'll be putting my drama-watching on pause so I won't know how this drama will end, I'll get to know only after a month. I'll miss our Entertainer band and Man-shik LOL! and I'll miss you guys, I really enjoyed reading everyone's thoughts and opinions.

Thanks LollyPip for the recap.

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I think it's fun that they're basically making Ddanddara Band appear on Two Yoo Project Sugarman lol and it would be interesting to have Ha Neul find out while ON the show, instead of before, but that's probably not gonna happen.

Overall the past two episodes have been pretty lacking imo. The last episode we were suddenly expected to feel for Ji Young and Joo Han despite the fact that they've been portrayed as completely 1D the entire drama (I just couldn't be okay with them not facing consequences. That's not forgiveness, that's stupidity. They don't feel regret at what they've done, but at the fact they got caught. I wish dramas would stop with this weird form of forgiveness where no one ever gets punished by the law despite having committed horrible criminal acts.)
And now in this episode they suddenly tried to give Joon Suk some humanity. Which didn't work either. You have to build it up slowly, you can't just pull a switch and then have 1D villains become actual human beings that the audience will feel sympathy for.

I'm a little confused at that Choi Joon Ha guy's album having been released under KTop. Wasn't he in another agency and just purchased Sung Hyun's song? Doesn't make any sense. Also doesn't make any sense that the Yeon Soo-Min Joo picture/scandal isn't really addressed by Mango Entertainment by preparing at least a statement.

Another thing I'm starting to get confused by is the many Joo(n)-Ha(e/n)-Suk's; why do half these characters have such similar names? Was there a 3 for 2 kind of sale at the name store?

So few episodes left now, so I'll finish it, but unless it gets back on track it'll be a pain to get through *sigh* It had been getting so much better, it's a shame it's back to being a bumpy ride...
I do like the way Ha Neul's crush came out in the open though. It's better and less clichéed this way. I hope he'll just get over it now and move on without Geu Rin pressing the matter any further.

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Me too,about the group conyinuing on the Legends show with Big Brother's song. Although my reason is not to make for a better story, but I just want to hear on Han Neul sing that incredible song. I hope Kyle's arrangement takes it back to the slower tempo of Big Bro's version. It was really beautiful.

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what song was played when seok-ho received a message from kyle when he was with geurin in the restaurant ? thank you

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Through some searching for the lyrics I heard I found this: "Simple Things" by Michael Carreon. Can't find a real video with the singer but this is definitely the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvJmwSQUZYg

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While lately I have been clamoring for Ha-neul's to get his heart broken so he can get over Geu-rin, I will admit MY heart broke too. I love that he came to the realization on his own to not say anything to her. Hopefully, he can transfer this heartbreak into an awesome song because I am going to need a new song before I get tired of 'I See You.' I really can't wait until he gets to sing his brother's song! I hope he sings it the way it was meant to be sung. I loved his brother's version better!

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Lots of filler in this episode and pacing issues in both, but I really enjoyed them nonetheless. I love scenes with the band members one-on-one or as a group and anything Seok Ho and his boys. They're my otp although Seok Ho and Geu Rin are growing on me too.

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I ship Geurin x Seokhooooo, Here hoping they didn't switch the couple blegh sorry

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Wait wait WAIT! I don't get it. Are we missing something here???? Seok-ho knew what Sung-hyung's song was when he first brought him to the producer in episode 13, because he's been listening to Sung-hyung all along. Did I miss a vital clue or a bit of dialogue? How on earth could Seok-ho NOT recognize the song when it was presented to him for the band?

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After watching episode 14 since my comment above I have to respectfully disagree with Lollypip and others. I think this episode is FANTASTIC and it's the one that has finally pushed me over into being in love with this drama. Now, we really have some meat to the story and all characters are fully engaged in their roles. WOW. So happy for all the development and powerful acting all around. Now, let's see the ratings rise!

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My understanding is that Seok Ho had only looked at the sheet music when they gave it to Mr. Byun. I don't think Sung Hyun had ever played the song in Suk Ho's presence, so it's quite possible Suk Ho had never heard the original tune.

Suk Ho was gone when they recorded the song, so it's possible he didn't hear it before this all happened.

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I kind of came to the same conclusion you did, but it's such a stretch - Seok Ho's been lurking in the record store for three years just to listen to Sung Hyun play, it's unlikely that Seok Ho would never have heard any part of that song. Constantly playing is how Sung Hyun would refine his song.

And even if you don't read sheet music, lyrics are written right there. If the song was as popular as everyone says, it's very odd that neither Seok Ho or Ha Neul would recognize the words, even with the electronica arrangement.

Ha Neul was little and experiencing an incredible emotional upheaval, so he might've missed the song's popularity or been too traumatized to connect the dots, but Seok Ho was an adult working within the company that produced the album. He's also the one who would've been listening to Sung Hyun's music with a more analytical ear. It's very difficult to imagine how he'd miss this completely.

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Seok Ho said in Ep. 13 that the song was new and Sung Hyun wouldn't let him hear it. Kind of unbelievable but I guess I can buy it.

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SH did not see SungHyun's song before they met up with Mr Byun. Even then, it was sheet music so Byun&SH wouldn't be able to interpret (Byun even made a joke about it). When SH was passing by SungHyun's store, he heard him sing and knew he was meant to be a signer. Then he realized that he was a songwriter as well. I think in earlier ep, SungHyun get angry with SH and we still have not seen the explanation on that.

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I am enjoying this drama - A LOT. Its not a recycled romcom, not it is same old melo - but a new take on Entertainment industry. Yes, the editing could be better but I have no qualms about the storyline and how its progressing.
* From ep1 & 13 - we see that SukHo and CEO Lee acted selfishly driving 2 songwriter's to suicide.
* There are many actors and writer has provided enough background for each one. Albeit, focusing on 3 main characters - SukHo, HaNeul, GeuRin - and rightly so as they are connected.
* Lovelines - Writer has developed love triangle very slowly and with viewers in mind. Yes, JS/Hyeri age gap is great, but in drama, they are may be 10 yrs apart (she 25/he 35). Also, I am all for SH/GR pairing and has been for ep1. They COMPLIMENT each other. While HN/GR is a childhood crush/love.

I did not find 13/14 pace boring or stale at all. In 13, once SH receives news about Legend Again, there is a long background story that we saw only glimpse of throughout the series. Cute interaction from SH/GR. In ep 14, we get closure on few issues - re Jae Hoon Mom acceptance, HN realizing that GR has her own dreams and aspiration and love interest that other then him, SH learns the truth about SH.

All in all, I am content and enjoying this drama.

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I couldn't agree with you more ???

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Is the cameo name really Lee Hyun-Woo? I cant seem to find his wikipedia... He is a familiar actor yet i forgot his name...

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Ah my bad i found him xD

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Is it just me or does the singers version of the song sounds like Ji Sung? I've searched the ost to see who's singing, but can't find that info. the poor older brother's story is so sad and tragic.

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Thanks for the recap, LollyPip!

I enjoyed the cute moments between Seokho and Geurin in this ep. I kinda like how their relationship slowly grows and isn't unrealistically fast. Plus, the focus of the show has always been about the band and hyung's back story. So, it's good that the loveline isn't center stage.

Awww poor puppy Haneul. But better to clue in that noona has another guy on her mind and not make the relationship awkward by pretending he didn't like her romantically. Also glad that Geurin realized how Haneul felt and confronted him about it. This way, I think it cushioned the blow that Haneul would likely face if he had confessed in person to a beyond-shocked Geurin. And hopefully, they can both move on past these feelings.

Seokho's anger and pain totally hit the spot. You can feel his world being turned upside down just when things were looking up for the band, and you can just see how he was trying to wrap his head around what Mr. Byun was saying... Seokho never saw this coming, and with the knowledge that only the album and guitar were left behind when Sunghyun committee suicide, he must be all the more devastated knowing that he had done the same thing to the composer early on. Fresh wounds ripped into Seokho again. His seething anger at CEO Lee is penetrating through the screen and it makes me wonder if CEO Lee had coaxed him to do the same thing to that composer. After all, if he could do it to Sunghyun to keep KTop afloat, he can do it to that composer for Jackson to maintain their popularity.

I'm also curious what happened while Seokho was away in Moscow, and what kinda fabricated story he was fed upon his return for him to not probe further into Sunghyun's death and to keep working for CEO Lee at KTop. Did he not look for Mr. Byun back then for answers and to inquire what happened to Sunghyun's song? Or was he in too much grief at losing his dear friend that he didn't ponder about that and eventually forgot about it? And at what point in time did he start up Mango Entertainment in hopes of bringing Jackson over to his company? Solely cuz he wanted to run his own company with his own dreams and aspirations, or did he already have some inkling the kind of lowlife CEO Lee is and it'd be better for him to go solo instead of being his lackey sooner than later?

Anyway, it does seem like some twisted cruel fate, but it's about time to give Sunghyun justice and for everyone, especially Haneul and Seokho, to find out the whole truth. Let's hope Choi Jun Ha comes out of hiding and speaks up.

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Absolutely loved this episode! I'm happy that the main pairing aka Seokho and Geurin have grown on me!

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I feel bad for Suk Ho hearing that story about his friend. I'm sure he's suffering so much because of that painful story that he only found out just now. That man is sooo evil. Hope that CEO guy gets punished for everything he did.

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