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Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol: Episodes 9-10 Open Thread

Our sweet, bubbly world is in danger this week when a stalker and a big reveal collide. Plot lines, characters, and long-kept secrets all come together, and leave a giant mess – and a lot of heartache — in their wake.

 
EPISODES 9-10 WEECAP

As our drama hits its climax, everything starts to converge in a way that makes a lot of sense. In other words, the pesky stalker that’s been hanging around Lala finally decides to make his move, and this has a huge ripple effect. For everyone. Even little Jae-min!

Jae-min’s little plot arc is so precious that I was literally up in arms when our stalker dude AHN JUNG-JO (Kang Hyung-seok) chooses him as a part of his evil plan. Beyond being a piano prodigy, Jae-min is 100% adorability, and seeing him in his little tuxedo, all excited for his recital, was enough to make me tear up. But when Jung-ho yanks/assaults him, dislocates Jae-min’s arm, and this poor boy goes on the stage whimpering in pain and tries to play the piano with one hand… I’m not crying, I swear! I’m just sweating through my eyes.

Dear Lala lives up to her sweet nature, and thinking of her own recital and her father’s proud support (that fatherly “Bravo!”), she does the same for the distraught Jae-min. And then Joon, Dr. Cha, Sook-kyung, and the rest, do the same. *Still not crying*

This group of characters form such a delightful and loving group of support, and it’s especially sweet to see them all at a celebratory dinner afterwards. Joon is given this great characterizing moment as he watches everyone around him, and takes it all in. Without even having to say a word, it’s clear that Joon is receiving from this new “family” what he never got from his own. And of course, Lala is at the top of that list.

They’re kinda officially a couple now, after that wonderful cable car confession last week. I love them together so much. But it just gets cuter! Lala articulates to Joon how he’s always protected her and that if she brought joy back to his life, he brought happiness back to hers as her “lucky charm.” They also have one of the most squee-worthy piano duets in all of dramaland. It’s light and sweet, but there’s this deeper current going on too, watching their hands overlap across the keyboard.

But there’s a threat lurking nearby our happy characters, and his name is Jung-ho. As he starts to show his true colors, everyone gets bad vibes separately — they’re cautious, but they definitely underestimate his willingness to do harm. So, after the post-recital dinner, when Jung-ho drugs and kidnaps Lala, it’s the equivalent of setting off a bomb in our warm and happy world.

Dr. Cha finally makes himself useful, and not only tends to Jae-min (who’s assured a swift recovery), but also gets the truth out of him — that Jung-ho was the one that tried to grab him. This information collides with clues around Lala’s kidnapping, but by the time Dr. Cha, haraboji, and everyone else put it together, Joon is already five steps ahead, and in beast mode. He tracks down Jung-ho’s hideout, uncovers his true stalker identity, and has one heck of a fight with him. And that fight ends with Jung-ho falling and smashing his head.

Joon is beyond traumatized at this point, and his quick transition from fearless “superhero” (to quote the TWD ladies) to frightened boy made me gasp for a second. Thankfully, this whole thing is dispatched quite quickly. Jung-ho is fine after surgery and in police custody, Lala is recovering in the hospital, and Joon is released — except now his identity is out in the open. And it doesn’t take long for his mother to come flying onto the scene.

After I got used to our show being so sweet and relatively plotless, the burst of action this week was a little head-rattling — but in a way I like that, because that’s actually the way our characters feel, with their world all shaken up. As Ha-young says, the handsome guy whose hair her mother cut actually turned out to be a psycho!

Joon is not happy to be caught by his mother, but then he gets worse when he learns that his father doesn’t even know he ran away. It’s like his one act of rebellion has been rendered lifeless.

Our drama goes all-in with this Joon plot, and things get dramatic pretty fast. He’s no sooner captured and shoved in a car than he is tricking them and running away again, desperate to contact Lala. Seung-gi assures Joon that they’ve kept his secret for him (gosh, I love Seung-gi and Ha-young together even more now!), but Lala discovers the truth from our hilarious thug when they accidentally meet in the hospital. There are so many overlapping meetings, phone calls, and characters seeing and/or recognizing each other at this point in the story that it’s almost funny.

But it’s not funny, because Joon is betrayed by Lala. Yes, I just wrote that. He calls her, desperate to meet according to their plans that night, but when he gets there, it turns out to be a trap. His mother — and worse, his father — appear on the scene and drag him away from her again (and literally).

In Lala’s defense, we see in the epilogue that she was strong-armed by Joon’s scary mom. Also, she’s befuddled after learning that Joon is actually a high school runaway. Her confusion is so well-depicted, with Lala saying she doesn’t know whether to be angry with him, or to comfort him.

Damn you, Show! Even though I should have fully expected this, I’m so annoyed that Joon didn’t get a chance to tell Lala the truth himself, as he had promised to do that night — you know, before stalkers and lighting and bloodshed and chaebol mothers got in the way.

And so, at the close of Episode 10, our couple is parted in quite a Romeo and Juliet fashion. Well, maybe not that dramatic, but Lala is crying while Joon is trying to tear out of the grasp of the thugs and steal one last look at her before he’s taken back to Seoul. It’s all very epic. And I’m buying every moment, just because I want to.

Admittedly, I would have rather had a romantic embrace here, and a lot of confessions, and maybe even another kiss, but yeah, our show has to deal with this pesky high school runaway plot first. So, we’ll have to wait for all this drama to shake out before our cuties can actually have the heart to heart they so sorely need.

Even though things got crazy this week, I continue to get so much warmth and sweetness from this drama that I’m willing to go along on this ride. I can’t help but think the stalker plotline existed almost solely to cement the awesomeness of Joon as legitimate hero material, to contrast the reveal around his age, so I’m ready and willing to see where we go from here.

In the meantime, I’ll just be rewatching that adorable scene where Joon and Lala act out haraboji’s own romance when he met his wife in the 1950s while working as a shoemaker. The sweetness nearly killed me.

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This drama actually gives every individual character an actual development unlike some other drama I know (gives side eyes at THAT drama with the weakest FL). Joon-ah, come back after a time jump and woo your damsel once again. I’m sure she’s waiting for you, with the piano and her collection of squee-worthy family/support group.

I’m waiting for Joon’s mom to join the TWD ladies and be the first one out of them to actually divorce the husband and marry the thug boy. Cuz their to-be-romance would be AWESOME. I can’t hate her for some reason, her character is loud and hilarious and would actually support Joon, I’m sure. Because she just wants her kid back safe and sound, she doesn’t hate him, or does she?

Jaemin in ADORABLE. He went from nonexistent to full on squee mode. I love all the piano pieces in this drama, but the top has to be the Rara-Joon duet. The sexual tension whenever their fingers touched were SIZZLING. But Jaemin is a prodigy and he plays so amazingly.

Is thug boy gonna fall for Hae Young’s mom? Cuz that’s gonna be such a love triangle, since she likes Dr. Cha. (Is it a love square if you put in Joon’s mom too?) This drama is on crack sometimes but I’m still loving every moment of it. Every. Moment.

Unlike Start-Up. Hmph.

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Can't wait for Mom to join TWD too! It'll be a great outlet for her to badmouth dad xD

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Lol on the last part of your comment!
I just wish this show would have more recognition.

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Also waiting for Joon's mom to join TWD. I do hope she's independently rich. She needs to continue handing out money envelopes. I love how Thug Boy/Director Chu has her contact saved as Money Envelope on his phone.

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LOLLLL Jun's ummah and thug boy! I caaaaan't

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When Jae-wook came out as the young haraboji, the visuals almost killed me! Now I want him to act in this setting!

It's amazing how easily I got into the timeline despite the short screen time. It was wonderfully done and the acting between GA & LJW was *thumbs up*.

I actually cannot see the end game and what the show wants but I'm enjoying each episode which is important rather than feeling bored as I watch it.

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That tiny scene should be fleshed out into a drama, the show cobbler trying to keep his craft alive as the shopping malls open and local businesses shop. The housekeeper for the local big business owner, a chance meeting on a rainy day. Come on, make it happen dreamland!

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Dang autocorrect, * drama land.

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That's indeed a dreamland, we can only dream for it!

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This whole situation is moving so fast im actually prefer this way. I dont know... maybe its the right thing for Joon to going back home but is it the best for him to dragged to seoul with his parents atm? When he finally feel warmth that he longed for :(((
I do understand Joon's frustration about his parents. They are not listening to him. His mom didnt even ask if he is okay after run away for months. His mom paid a thug to find him secretly because she was afraid people know tht his son is run away. And i dont even wanna talk about his dad

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I cried so much when Joon was being taken away, like just wailing at my computer screen like OMG HOW COULD SHE DO THIS WHATT!! I was so shocked at Lala betraying him so luckily because of the epilogue, I left the episode a little less upset lol

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Rara did the right thing (i think). But still broke my heart into million pieces. I cant sleep after watching episode 10. Damn you show! Why do you have to be this good! LoL! I honestly have no clue on how the story will go. This is some good story writing indeed!

By the way, remember when their filming halted because one of the cast tested positve for Covid-19? Where is that actor anyways? Its already episode 10 and still have no sign of him in the show.

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Heo Dong-won didn't made him to the official cast that originally part of him due to his Covid-19 infection.

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Ooh.... so he's not part of the show already?

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I saw him in a brief moment when Rara was in the sauna, and he's trying to steal her money...

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Is this for real? LOL!

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Yeah... it's real... for just a brief moment (maybe around 1 minute)... It's in episode 1... LoL.

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I really cannot recall this scene

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Sorry, I made mistake, LoL. I re-watched episode 1, and I have mixed-up with another drama (Missing: The Other Side). That's where I saw him.. Sorry.. :)

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You're not the only who couldn't sleep after watching episode 10. I woke up in the middle of the night to watch episode 10, and it turned out to be super sad, and couldn't sleep well after watched it... Then I woke up feeling like a shit in the next day.. :(

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I still feel sh*t upto this day, and its already monday. Lol wednesday come fast!

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LoL.. and I've been trying to find some spoilers so my heart could take tomorrow's episode... Got a glimpse of photo "spoiler" on KBS Drama YT channel, LoL.

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Me too! I was looking for some teaser pictures/clips that will lighten up my day. And it did not disappoint. 😄

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Thank you, @missvictrix, for the weecap(?)! This is the first time Go Ara has moved me in a drama - her silence while Jun is being manhandled into a car. The drama gave me the warm fuzzies when the ahjummas designated who will be in charge of what for Jae-min. I so hope Jun reconciles with his family and somebody reveal who the actual 'twinkle star' is for Ra-ra.

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I also got the warm fuzzies in that scene with the ahjummas. When stalker guy threw the flowers and was getting aggressive, they offered her a way to escape the interaction by telling her they're going to eat and that she should come with them. The characters are frivolous side-characters. They're really like surrogate family members.

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I loved that scene, our ahjummas are awesome! The stalker was terrifying, I don't understand how his behaviour escalated so quickly.

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It's terrifying because it feels true to life when some men misunderstand your general friendly demeanor or politeness as interest and then feel like they own you or when they get upset at you for not smiling. While men freak the eff out about getting their pride and feelings dinged, women are worried about being physically harmed or even killed if the man they're talking to gets mad.

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Yes exactly, it seemed like he thought they were in a relationship from that first 1 second meeting.
I hate to think what might of happened if Jun hadn't followed him home.
I also think he could be behind the dead body which was found floating in the sea.

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I liked that scene to. It showed the solidarity of the women. They knew something was off and showed strength in numbers. It just shows how they have taken Ra Ra into the fold

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I never was really invested in the main love story and the plot with the stalker.

But I love Ha-Young and Seung-Ki! They form a really good duo together. I think I like them more because they actually act like their age. The actors are good, we can't see the 7 years difference of age.

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Seung-ki has been climbing up the swoony kiddo ladder! He's been so sweet to Ha-young and considerate of Jun's situation.

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Ha-Young is more bulldozer type and Seung-Ki the considerate kind, so it's why they complete each other very well.

But they're super cute. The way she noticed his broad back or when she asked him if he meant that she was important to him.

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And Seung-ki's been honest with her.

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I squealed when he was treating her knee. The actress is really did a fantastic job expressing the developing of new, weird feelings for Seung-Ki in that scene.

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When she was lying on her bed too.

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Such a cute couple, I would like her to stop hitting him all the time.

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Just like missvictrix has said, I was sweating through my eyes watching the scenes of little Jae-min got his arm dislocated, sweating but pretending to be fine, and ultimately trying to play the piano with his left hand alone. My eyes were sweating so hard they used a couple of tissue paper to wipe it all out. The sweating process then started again when he tried to explain to Ra-ra that he didn't want her to be sorry because she had been extremely good to him; and it broke me into pieces hearing that she would still love him no matter what. Those scenes stand out the most for me during these two eps. I LOVE them -and by them I mean the whole Eunpo crew.

What I found unsettling are some scenes that highlight how young Jun is. I understand many Beanies not having trouble with the age thing, but the age is just so evident in random scenes like the scene he collapsed because he was traumatised by what he accidentally did to the stalker guy. How the mother told him that he was still a minor too. I think there are many ways to resolve this issue, but I really think that it shouldn't have been introduced to the story in the first place. He is still so young, period.

I love dr.Cha. His acting is so good and I'm happy that he got to live, well at least a little bit longer in the story, longer than when he was trying to become a CEO himself (looking at you Start-Up) lol. Please make him live to the end and I'm happy like as a clam.

Adorability is everywhere in this show. 💕

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I just don't understand the "19 is so young" thing. Years ago, ppl were married, had a family and ran a farm at 19. And 19 is legally an adult in South Korea, so there's that. I think most ppl would have been traumatiized by the fight with the stalker...certainly if RaRa would be if she had injured him.

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If I understand it correctly, which I think I am unless someone proves otherwise, 19 isn't a legal age in SK because Jun's mother still said he was a minor. It's true that there are many mature 19 year-olds, as it seems to be in this case, but 19 years old is 19 years old; there are many more things Jun will have to do in order to secure future opportunities (if we talk real world) and I think that's what Beanies, including me, meant. For example, Jun can work part-time jobs like now but should that be it when he can go to colleges and gain the degree he wishes? If he was indeed mature, he would know better what was good for him, and wouldn't have run away from home meaning this to be a slap on his father's face.

Yes, he is mature for his age. And still yes I think there are some reasons for some who just found this a bit unsettling because they can't root for the couple "at this point".

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20 is legally an adult in South Korea, not 19. https://youtu.be/wMgM63jueFg

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It is 19 international/biological age that would be considered the legal majority in South Korea. Currently, Joon is only 19 in korean age - likely 18 in biological age. He can't sign a marriage license or a lease. Seems like he could be approaching his majority soon though. Still rooting for this couple since it's not like the relationship has gotten to the serious stage. They're not considering marriage or children at this point - which would prevent Joon from getting the chance to have those milestones that people his age should have.

I agree that it felt understandable and natural for Joon to feel traumatized. He's a softie inside. I've seen other "accidentally injured him fatally" scenes and the immediate options tend to be 1. hide the body and clean up the "crime scene" 2. sit frozen because they're too scared. or 3. let their lover admit to the crime and go to jail on their behalf. Glad he chose #2.

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I'm glad that Grandpa Manbok called him at that moment, and Jun told him that he "killed" that guy, then later the Grandpa asked him where he is...

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I think he is too young to support Ra-ra with part time jobs, he should be like Ha -kyung and Seung-ki, playing and going to school etc.
But I definitely think his experience of losing his best friend has made him mature a lot faster than his peers. Going through a breavement, or maybe caring for someone ill forces you to lose a bit of your innocence at that age.i also think the trauma of seeing his friend hit by a car, he blames himself for that incident. So when he in self defence, injured the stalker, he goes into shock.

Luckily he had grandpa there as someone to confide in when he ran away.

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I got scared for a few seconds there în episode 10,I thought the stalker was really dead. I don't mind the separation, it's better to get it out of the way early and given that Joon is a high schoolar this is the first drama where I'm looking forward to the time skip. Lee Jae Wook as the young haraboji shoe peddler was quite handsome, the look suited him.

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Mais, mais pourquoi... *sighs*

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Parce qu'eeeeeeuuuuh !

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Well, you should not be annoyed, @missvictrix that Joon didn’t get a chance to tell Lala the truth himself, because this is Dramaland after all, and for a hero or a heroine to tell his/her other self "the truth" is a non-trope and writers need to follow the typical trope, in order to create more tension, bla bla bla... then they need to create the separation, a misunderstanding, an almost fatal accident or a trip, and the characters failing tho meet art the airport, instead of calling on the phone...
Or calling on the phone but alas! The battery is dead! 😂😂😂😂
You get my point for sure...
You just can't avoid the dramatic moment, when even they used to live practically together and in all those days and nights together they couldn't talk, because you know talking at home is anticlimatic... 😒😒😒😒😒

Arggggghhhh! It is so frustrating!

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I knew that this week, DoSolLa went into darkest world with storms of... saddest moments, tears, no romances, no laughs, multiple stalkers and of course, the Episode 10 epic cliffhanger? What really happened if Lala will be kidnap by multiple stalkers to moving her by them into Seoul? If it's true, then I will be disappointed and I potentially looked forward for next wicked episodes up to final episode this month with "missing Lala" storylines. If it's not true, then it will bringing back to the funny and romantic world of Lala and Joon so that I knew it will be happily ever after when DoSolLa will end.

I knew that Heo Dong-won was originally cast, but unfortunately, he never made it because he had Covid-19 but since he recovered already so he never had new dramas yef. I prayed for his comeback on other K-dramas soon.

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Rara not giving Joon a chance to tell his piece just felt off to me. Rara, as presented to us so far has sense enough to ask Joon what his story is!

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I think we are missing a piece of the story, and maybe we'll get it as a flashback next week. When @missvictrix said Rara betrayed Joon, my gut instinct said, "No, never." We don't know what kind of threats Mom made to force Rara to tell. We're left with circumstances that look like betrayal, but we and Joon are meant to think that. It's the dramatic wedge between our OTP, and a misunderstanding that has to be overcome in the second half of the show. Rara would have listened to Joon and encouraged him to make his own decision. She wouldn't have turned him in without hearing him out.

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For the record, I don't believe it either ;)

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"The sweetness nearly killed me"

Truth❤ and so needed during these times.

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A great recap, tqvm. I had sweat in my eyes too when Jae Min winced in pain as he tried to play the piano. I'm glad that the kidnap plot wasn't dragged too long and we get to see Joon in his hero-element was so satisfying.
I can imagine how shocked Lala was when she learnt about Joon. If I was 24 & found out that the guy I love and relied upon is an 18-year old schoolboy, I'd probably freak out. Lala must have felt that she had to be the adult and "returned" Joon to his parents, both of whom really need to go for a crash course on Parenting 101.
I am looking forward to seeing the efforts Joon will be putting to prove Lala that he's a keeper. I love, love, love the part Joon and Lala act out haraboji’s romance. I am so much in love in this drama already, and to be given another romance plot felt like I had received a raise and a bonus too.

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I am one of those watchers that never had much of a problem with the age difference between Joon and Rara; she may be 6 years older physically but in terms of maturity they are both in the same space or with Joon a bit ahead. I think the scenes where Seung-gi- and Ha-young look back on their meetings with Joon to look for signs that he was their age - and they don't find any. He may be in their cohort, but his life experiences have made him look and behave well beyond a high schooler.
Rara is a bit behind the maturity curve because she was protected from the world her entire life and never given any responsibility. This put her at the same phase of life as Joon: trying to find her place in the world, trying to find her people and a way to support herself, support her family, and make her world a better place. Both of them were slowly finding the answers, making their family, figuring out what they want to do with their lives and how they want to do it. The fallout from the stalker means that they are going to have to continue this path as best they can without each other, and I think the plot needed a jolt like these two episodes to make it happen.
We always knew that somehow or other Joon would have to return and fulfill his legal obligations as a child of his parents (and Rara knew it, too), but he also has the strength and maturity, I think, to not stay on the path his parents have set for him. Once he is legally able I think he will be off to recapture the world he discovered with Rara and his Eunpo family.

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I agree that there is just so much warmth and sweetness to this drama. And the sweetness isn't focused on just our OTP - it's all the secondary and side characters as well. I love Ra-ra and Ha-yeong's relationship. It could have been adversarial since Ha-yeong had a crush on Joon, but they really like and admire each other, and Ha-yeong could be jealous without going annoying psycho.

It's a simple rom-com drama, but there is some great effort and work going into make sure the shots sweep you away - like the piano scenes and the celebratory dinner. Things that can get sort of boring and static to watch, but have captured me here.

I love Director Chu (head henchman) and Ra-ra's scenes. Every time they're in the same space, I start cracking up. Now that Joon is found, he's done with this job. I hope he stays in Eunpo to recover. As for whether he will find romance himself, looks like he has 2 potential ladies!

Best scene of the week has got to be when Ra-ra stood up and did the bravo thing for Jae-min. Ra-ra's dad could not have imagined that the gesture he made back then would ultimately help a little boy almost 20 years down the line in a different town.

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I love to watch how big the head henchman's eyes are when he is excited or angry; they make him look funny instead of scary and that's hilarious.

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That scene made me cry so hard. Rara's the best teacher ever and Jaemin is the cutest boy.

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How adorable was LJW in the 50’s costume! I loved that sequence of the old school budding romance.

Joon’s mom makes me laugh. I think she is just prickly on the outside but will end up accepting the couple once the time is right. It was so funny that the ‘scary’ chaebol thought his wife was seeing another man.

I do enjoy all the salon ajhumma’s. It’s always fun to see their reactions

Ok now. Can Joon please finish his school, join a college please. He is rebelling against his dad and ruining his own future. I hope there isn’t too much angst and our Eunpo family ( grandpa , salon ajhummas and our high school ‘couple’) will find a way to bring our love birds together. I trust them!

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The funniest moment in the salon is when the TWD ajumma were gossiping Rara and Joon without knowing that Jun's mother was there, LoL.... I love the TWD ajumma... :D :D

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Harabeoji: "Why on earth is this happening?"

My reaction to this whole drama.

Ha-young: "He's seriously so hot. Like crazy hot. He's so freaking handsome."

The only reason I'm still watching.

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Mr. Kim and Jae-min are the cutest and sweetest characters in this drama. I know this drama isn’t deep but I love it for that fact. Everyone needs fluff in their lives!!

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Jae Min crying + the whole gang telling him that it was okay, and that he was great made me cry like a baby.

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Me too!!
Can I go and live in eunpo with them?

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We should totally go!

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I thought DO DO was going along fine until theses two episodes. I think writer-nim seriously dropped the ball especially in episode 9.
The entire Jae-min portion from the time he steps out his house through his performance, meal and hospital visit annoyed me and I didn't buy it. Here are some of my gripes:
1. I can't believe that that child dressed himself in that suit. I am not sure of Jae-min's age but I am guessing 6-8. Somebody helped dress him, presumably his dad. Why is dad not involved in this episode at all?;
2.My biggest gripe. We have an attempted kidnapping where the child victim is seriously injured. What does writer-nim do? She makes Jae-min into a child noble idiot. Now "Noble Idiocy" has to be a dramatic device it can't be an ingrained trait in South Koreans.
I believe children's emotions are close to the surface. The way I see it as soon as Ra Ra arrived Jae-min would have burst out crying saying,
"My arm hurts. Some man tried to take me away and pulled my arm!".
At this point, Ra Ra (maybe with her hearing the voice of Cher say Ra Ra, Snap Out of It! first should have pulled out her phone and called the police to report an attempted child abduction. Told the police the child is injured and is going to the hospital. Meet us there.
Second ask Jae-min where his father is. Third call our resident orthopedist Dr. Cha and tell him the situation and ask him to come to the hospital. Fourth call Joon and fill him in. Fifth take Jae-min to the hospital.
Of course this requires a total rewrite. There is no competition and no meal. Also no putting on a cast on the child without his guardian being present. No kidnapping of Ra Ra because Jae-min would have identified Ahn Joong-ho as his assailant and this foolish character could have been eliminated from the story; and
3. Why was the father-son relationship not pursued. Other than getting the OK for the competition under a somewhat dubious premise (our OTP were married) Jae-min's father doesn't exist. I don't see where he was included at all. Was he even invited to his son's concert or the meal afterwards. I personally would have preferred less time spent on the beauty salon ajumma's shtick and maybe more time spent on Jae-min's relationship with his father.
That is enough of a rant for now.
With the age reveal made in episode 10 writer-nim still has six episodes. After these two episodes I am concerned.
PS Little Song Min-jae who plays Jae-min is wonderful. As his part was written in episode 9 he played it beautiful I just didn't care for how it was written.

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I agree so much with you! I know we have to make a contract with the author in believing everithing he says is right, but come on!
Indeed, the fact they leave this child so alone, so that only "neighbors" care for him looks rather too convenient.
Also, the noble idiocy from the child, difficult to believe.

The stupid stalker has had just too much valuable screen time. Boring.

And now our leads will be separated and depressed. I am not looking forward to watch this week. I won't.

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Jae-minnnnn
Poor sweet boy!!!
My heart broke watching that scene, I do wish the adults reacted sooner, instead of clapping in the audience.
Hoping we get a time skip soon and jun can come back to the family at la la land.

Grandpa's love story, my goodness how is LJW so talented, adorable!
I do want Jun's mother to join the TDW, she just needs to get rid of that pesky husband 😂😂😂 I also ship the gangster and his life saver.
I do think Jun needs to go back and finish school, at least until he is an adult. I just wish he could explain to RaRa first

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These episodes ended with the inevitable separation that we all knew was coming. For once the separation was not idiotic nor noble. It was simply inevitable. Yet it felt so wrong.

When Joon has knocked out the kidnapper and suddenly went from superhero to traumatized kid it served as a reminder that, even though he is (just barely) a legal adult he is still not fully grown up. But that in turn highlights the fact that in most ways he is already more grown up than many men ten years older than he is. Yet, his act of running away from home to rebel against his dad was fundamentally immature even if he had otherwise functioned very well after doing it. So what we now have in Joon is a boy who is very close to being not just an adult but an amazing man in full, someone who simply needs to learn a few more things before he develops the judgment and full understanding that will make him a very serious man indeed.

I sincerely hope that his mom and dad will appreciate what Joon has become.

Jae-min is such a delight- and has the perfect teacher in Ra-ra. I hope his story continues.

My other hope is that Joon being sent back to Seoul will result in justice for Ra-ra and her late father who had his company stolen from him.

And I am quite certain that Joon and Ra-ra will be together again. How can they not?

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Jun is indeed an amazing man in the making who is already head and shoulder above his peers. What interests me most is the writer's choice of setting his age as the watershed conflict of what has been a sweet and heartwarming story. I hope she has something to surprise or convince us why using this twist.

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Comedy has often been a better way of looking at fundamental questions than other forms of drama- and here the real question is what makes a man a man as opposed to a boy? Where is that line really?

Legally Joon is in fact an adult by Korean law, even though he is a high school senior. But most of us would say that he is still a boy . Where is that dividing line then?

What is clear is that sometime soon Joon will cross that line and when he does he will be much more than simply an adult male or even an ordinary man. He will in time become a mensch, to borrow a wonderful Yiddish term.

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Legally Joon is in fact a minor by Korean law until he turns 20 years of age.

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When Lala stand up for that poor little kids during the contest, I just can stop my tears.

I knew that will be parted someday but I didn't know that it would be like this :(
and maybe just like everyone wish, until Joon become adult and graduate from high school, so you know, that it will become less awkward since Joon is already adult.

In I hear Your Voice, they separate by 1 year, until Park Sooha become an adult, even though he doesn't manage to graduate from high school, cause of memory loss (I hope this show wouldn't go with memory loss)

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When Joon turned from the Hulk to frightened teenage boy - it really showed his age! He's been appearing so mature all this time we forget he's really 19. So of course when he thought he killed a man, he freaked out. Mature and calm Joon is human after all.

Thanks missvictrix for recapping this so succinctly!

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This drama is my happy pill every week. I did not expect to be so interested and invested in this drama but Rara is soooo lovable and Jun so swoon worthy, so how can i not? Please drama gods let them have a happy ending with their Eunpo family;)

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