Last episode: Joon Hyung discovered that Bok Joo was seeing his brother, Doctor Jeong and was about to expose her.
Episode 5 returns to the scene as Bok Joo stops Joon Hyung mid sentence. Instead she says they knew each other in elementary school and they hadn’t seen each other in 10 years. With some forcefulness from Bok Joo, Joon Hyung goes along with the plan. A frustrated Bok Joo leaves the clinic but is followed by an amused Joon Hyung. As they walk back to the dorm, Joon Hyung questions why she’s going to see a weight specialist and if she likes his brother. Bok Joo denies the fact but Joon Hyung is less than convinced.
The next day at lunch, Bok Joo sits with her friends, Seon Ok and Nan Hee when Joon Hyung sits next to Bok Joo and urges his friend, Tae Kwon, to sit with them as well. Joon Hyung then make Bok Joo be his slave and she obeys every order, making sure her secret doesn’t get out.
Bok Joo heads to the clinic and a sly Joon Hyung follows. While at her appointment, Bok Joo pays a compliment to her doctor and they have a cute moment. Joon Hyung interrupts them afterwards and offers to buy them dinner. Bok Joo hesitates until Joon Hyung hints that he’ll tell Doctor Jeong of her crush. At the restaurant, Joon Hyung continues to pester Bok Joo, continuously hinting that she’s a weightlifting and not a cellist. When Doctor Jeong brings up Messi, Joon Hyung remembers how Nan Hee asked about him as well. After dinner, Bok Joo forces Joon Hyung to have a talk with him. She urges Joon Hyung to keep her secret and stop bothering her and in return she’ll do something for him.
That night in the dorms, Tae Kwan informs Joon Hyung that their senior, Ki Suk, has created a punishment for them both because Joon Hyung has missed curfew. Joon Hyung must carry rice in the upcoming school competition, which he makes a plan to get out of, and Tae Kwan has to be a cheerleader.
After brutal practice the next day, Joon Hyung and Tae Kwan walk back to the dorms when they bump into Joon Hyung’s ex, Shi Ho. She asks about taking Joon Hyung to pizza and Tae Kwan quickly leaves. Joon Hyung is unamused by the invitation and gives Shi Ho some advice before turning her down. As he walks away, a memory of their relationship comes to Shi Ho’s mind and she vows to win back his heart.
The weightlifters prepare for a competition as the reigning champions lead by their captain Woon Ki. The other seniors realize that he has to up his weight in order to win more competitions and begin to change their views on him. Outside Woon Ki looks on at the picture of his new baby when one the seniors approaches and gives him a drink and some advice.
As Tae Kwan and Joon Hyung work out, Shi Ho relentlessly texts Joon Hyung making him so annoyed he hurts himself. He heads to the physical therapist A Young. He inquires about her feelings for his brother but doesn’t get far.
In their bedroom, Shi Ho tries to ask about Bok Joo’s relationship with Joon Hyung but Bok Joo shuts her down.
The day of the competition a cheerful and preppy cheerleader raises spirits as Tae Kwan dons a skirt and a well endowed “chest”, making everyone excited. Shi Ho approaches Tae Kwan and asks the whereabouts of Joon Hyung. Joon Hyung is revealed to be in an internet cafe. Back at the competition, the weightlifters take out some much needed anger as they compete and win against the gymnastics team. The competition keeps going until the last event, rice lifting. Tae Kwan is questioned by Ki Suk about Joon Hyung. At the same time Shi Ho joins Joon Hyung at the cafe. A frantic Tae Kwan tries to call Joon Hyung to come back but doesn’t get an answer. He runs into Bok Joo and asks if she knows where Joon Hyung is but she doesn’t. As a furious Ki Suk answers, Bok Joo listens in. After the call ends she asks about what happened and Tae Kwan reveals that it could be the end of Joon Hyung if he doesn’t show up. Bok Joo then takes the phone from Tae Kwan. She gives Joon Hyung a call and tells him that she’ll keep her end of the deal with him. But Joon Hyung worries and rushes away while Shi Ho questions why he was on the phone with Bok Joo.
At the rice competition, the weightlifters are agitated they can’t compete but realize that they just need the swimmers to lose in order to win first place. The MC asks for the representative from the swimmers when Tae Kwan bursts in and tells them that Joon Hyung is sick but he has a replacement, which is revealed to be Bok Joo. She easily ends up in the last round when Joon Hyung comes in followed by Shi Ho. Joon Hyung watches on as Bok Joo wins the competition much to the joy of the swimmers and the disappointment of weightlifters.
Coach Yoo remains a calm, angry the next day because of the loss of their title, while Coach Choi expresses her own disappointment. The seniors take it out on Bok Joo but Woon Ki is lenient with her and just gives her clean up duties. As she cleans up with her friends, they question her as to why she would take place of Joon Hyung. Nan Hee believes that she’s in love with Joon Hyung and relentlessly teases despite Bok Joo’s contentious denial.
Outside Joon Hyung is angry that Tae Kwan allowed Bok Joo to replace him. Tae Kwan tries his best to reassure him but Joon Hyung continues until they reach the weightlifting building. Bok Joo continues being teased about her crush on Joon Hyung, and he doesn’t help the situation as he grabs her wrist and says they must talk. While out of ear shot, Joon Hyung expresses his anger that she would have little faith in keeping her secret from her friends but Bok Joo tells him it wasn’t about her friends but Doctor Jeong. Joon Hyung then realizes how deep her feelings go and she storms off.
On the bench, Nan Hee and Seon Ok sit with Tae Kwan in between. When they ask him about Bok Joo liking Joon Hyung he tells them that he loves to tease, but he’s on their side and wants to stop Joon Hyung’s rudeness. Faced with an awkward situation, he tries to make friends with them and awkwardly introduces himself, but Bok Joo and Joon Hyung return. The girls think that Bok Joo has been rejected, while Tae Kwan finally relaxes.
Up on the roof in their secret spot, Nan Hee tries to comfort Bok Joo thinking she misses Joon Hyung. When Bok Joo returns to her room, Shi Ho tries to question her about Joon Hyung but she shrugs is off. She gets a text from Joon Hyung for seats at a orchestra next to Doctor Jeong and is delighted.
After a punishment from Ki Suk, Tae Kwan questions about Bok Joo liking Joon Hyung but Joon Hyung reveals that she likes someone else. As they talk, they see Nan Hee and Seon Ok without Bok Joo.
Bok Joo enters the theater and acts surprised when she sits next to Doctor Jeong. They watch on as Bok Joo sits happily. Later on Bok Joo denies a call from Coach Choi and in the final scene of episode 5, Bok Joo sits happily in the car with Doctor Jeong.
Episode 6 continues in the car ride as Doctor Jeong receives a call. After the call, Bok Joo begins to have hiccups and Doctor Jeong attempts to help her to no end. As they sit on a bench together, Joon Hyung sits in therapy and reveals a family story. Flashing back, a young Joon Hyung says a tearful goodbye to his mother as the current Joon Hyung explains she had to move to Canada after a marriage. Joon Hyung goes on to explain that his current parents are actually his aunt and uncle and Doctor Jeong is his cousin. Joon Hyung explains that his mother used to send cards every year for Christmas and his birthday. He then goes on to reveal that a couple years ago he was opening a Christmas package, on the same day as a swim meet, from his mother when he cut himself. When he gets a waterproof band aid, he finds postcards from Canada that match the ones he’d received from his mother. That day he realized that after the first three years, his aunt had written the letters instead and the therapist realizes that’s the center of Joon Hyung’s problem. The therapist also has an idea and asks Joon Hyung if he’s willing to test a theory at his next meet.
As Joon Hyung sits outside a convenience store, he sees Doctor Jeong drop off Bok Joo. Joon Hyung looks on as Bok Joo goes down to the subway, but as it turns out she was simply changing her clothes. He meets up with her and teases her about her outfit beforehand. As an incoming car comes, Joon Hyung throws Bok Joo in front of him causing her to get wet instead of him. Amidst all this, Si Ho struggles with her performance and binge eats because of it, earning herself a trip to the school clinic. The nurse informs her that she needs to de-stress. As Joon Hyung leads Bok Joo back to school he apologizes in his own way. Joon Hyung wipes off her hair but stops to stare briefly before she pulls herself away. They have a heartfelt talk as Bok Joo explains that she could never be with Doctor Jeong because no one would like a weightlifter, as well as how she felt like Cinderella not having to return to reality until midnight. Joon Hyung, rather than admit his newfound feelings, changes the subject by stating there’s a toad that lives in the wishing fountain and anything she wishes will come true. The talk ends rather abruptly when Bok Joo sneezes. Joon Hyung slides away saying he can’t get sick but, Bok Joo pulls him close. Joon Hyung closes his eyes believing he’s getting a kiss but instead Bok Joo sneezes on him. Joon Hyung vows that if he got sick then he’ll kiss Bok Joo to make her sicker and runs away as she chases him down.
Bok Joo’s dad contemplates the decision to up Bok Joo’s weight class. While the coaches talk about it as well, Bok Joo’s dad shows up. Nan Hee and Seon Ok wait anxiously outside as the coaches attempt to convince Bok Joo to up her weight class. Realizing that her dad had made the decision without her, Bok Joo angrily calls her father. After the call, the girls try to comfort Bok Joo about her weight gain not knowing about the weight clinic.
Joon Hyung talks with his coach the next day and gets into a meet. He begins to cough and realize he inherited Bok Joo’s cold. As he walks, he sees Bok Joo and jumps at the chance to talk about her. She explains her trouble, as he’s the only one who knows her secret, and he attempts to give her advice. But she gets upset thinking he has no troubles. Bok Joo rushes off the the weightlifting building and after more urging from her coaches, Bok Joo finally agrees to gain the weight. Coach Choi urges her to eat three trays of food, at her next appointment Doctor Jeong questions why Bok Joo gained more weight and suggests some new methods. At the gym Coach Choi questions why she lost weight as she tries to get Bok Joo to eat more and more.
Meanwhile, Joon Hyung sits down for a meal with friends who question why he doing a meet meant for rookies. As they chat, Si Ho approaches and sits next to Joon Hyung. Tae Kwan ushers away the others but Joon Hyung is livid and tells her off. After she puts her uneaten tray of food, Si Ho comes across a guy who asks why she’s not with him but Si Ho curses him out and leaves.
Bok Joo attempts to block her father and uncle from coming in to the school, but they insist she eat the meal they’ve prepared. As she tries to lead them away, Coach Choi comes up and grabs the food and leads Bok Joo inside. She picks at her food while Nan Hee and Seok Ok eat happily. They try to get her to eat more but she attempts to resist. Seon Ok leaves for the bathroom as Bok Joo’s phone goes off. Bok Joo tries to open it but can’t due to her dirty hands, instead Nan Hee offers to open the texts but when she does, she realizes it’s a text from a weight clinic. Before she can say anything ,Bok Joo whisks her away and attempts to explain the situation, which leads them to going to the clinic. Nan Hee watches and realizes everything that has happened. Instead of being angry, however; the two get excited about how handsome Doctor Jeong is. They return to school and continue to gush over him but shut up when Seon Ok returns and questions why they abandoned her.
Joon Hyung watches matches to prepare for his own, while he cuddles in his blanket. Tae Kwan returns to his room and scolds him for not sleeping while being sick. As he gets Joon Hyung to sleep, Si Ho shoots him a text asking for him to come out. She hands him a thermos full of tea and requests that Tae Kwan not tell Joon Hyung she gave it to him. Tae Kwan returns to his room and gives Joon Hyung the tea, and brushes off any question as to where it came from.
The next day, Nan Hee helps Bok Joo get dressed for her appointment as Joon Hyung practices for his match. While Bok Joo sets off for her appointment, while her dad calls telling her about special food he had prepared. Joon Hyung and Bok Joo run into each other but she is cold toward him and wishes that he doesn’t do well in the meet. At the appointment, Bok Joo apologizes to Doctor Jeong about gaining weight but he brushes it off then brings up Joon Hyung’s meet. Bok Joo walks back to school remembering that Doctor Jeong revealed that Joon Hyung has trauma. She feels guilty over the fact, and goes to the fountain to wish Joon Hyung good luck at the meet.
Si Ho sits to watch the meet as Joon Hyung tries his best to go over what the therapist told him, counting down and breathing properly. On the start line Joon Hyung’s ringing returns despite his desperation to cure it. He misses the start whistle and goes in late ending him in a loss. He walks away defeated narrowly avoiding Si Ho.
In her dorm, Bok Joo looks at the scores from Joon Hyung’s meet and is saddened to see him rank so low. She contemplates a text but realizes she doesn’t want to sound too sweet or too mean. So, she settles on origami paper. Joon Hyung sits in the pharmacy as his uncle and aunt treat him for the cold. He then receives a text asking “where are you,” by Bok Joo. They exchange texts and he goes to meet her at the fountain. Bok Joo arrives and apologizes for her mean words and gives him an origami toad for good luck. He makes fun of it but is happy none the less, She then offers to take him for food before curfew.
As Si Ho walks back to school, she catches site of Bok Joo and Joon Hyung fooling around with his bicycle. Angered, she throws away the thermos she was planning to give to Joon Hyung.
At the restaurant, Bok Joo’s uncle and father eye Joon Hyung with suspicion. He gets the special food due to Bok Joo insistance on giving it to Joon Hyung. Her father is tries to get Bok Joo to eat it until she pushes him away. With him gone, Joon Hyung happily eats, they joke and talk while her uncle and father peek at them in kitchen. They discuss who likes who and are both surprised that Bok Joo brought a boy home in the first place. After the meal, Bok Joo takes Joon Hyung on a walk that overlooks the city. He looks lovingly at her without her noticing. She asks about his trauma and while he’s at first hesitant to talk about, Joon Hyung opens up to her. Bok Joo wishes him well and they joke around.
Back at the dorm, Nan Hee and Seon Ok discuss Bok Joo’s weight gain which catches Si Ho’s ear. She rushes back to her room making sure that Bok Joo isn’t coming and takes out Bok Joo’s diet book.
A happy Bok Joo and Joon Hyung walk back to their dorms. Joon Hyung asks Bok Joo about living her double life and Bok Joo upsettingly admits that she can’t keep lying for long. In order to distract her Joon Hyung points out a toad at the fountain but Bok Joo brushes it off which it turns out is actually a real toad. Back in his dorm, Joon Hyung happily looks at his new good luck charm.
The next day as Joon Hyung takes a walk he sees Si Ho go into the weightlifting building.
As Bok Joo eats, Seon Ok tries to give her more food but Nan Hee covers for her. As they eat, Bok Joo gets an angered call from her father. The episode ends as Bok Joo arrives at the restaurant to angered coaches and a father who smacks down her diet book.
This show is definitely my favorite on right now! It just keeps getting better! But two things, one I need Joon Hyung to admit his feelings even just to himself and two, Si Ho how could you? I liked her at first despite that she couldn’t take a hint, but she wasn’t doing anything wrong. And she obviously has problems herself, but after episode 6 any form of sympathy I had vanished. Aside from the new hatred, my absolute favorite cliche happened! There is nothing I love more than when a guy is looking at a girl and says ‘it’s pretty’ despite the girl referencing something else and not looking at him. This newfound love he has is my favorite thing and I truly think that Bok Joo is the key to curing Joon Hyung. Also, as much as I adore Doctor Jeong, I wish that Bok Joo could see the man in front of her instead. Joon Hyung at first was obnoxious but I would’ve fallen for him after he held me in the pool (even if he dropped her). The chemistry continues to amaze me, I truly feel like they’re a real couple who are really going through everything. Something I adore about this show is that there’s no in between, absolutely everyone can relate to the struggles of life even if they aren’t athletic.
Since this is my current favorite show it’s a 10/10! The chemistry is unmatchable and the story is hilarious and relatable!
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Edited by: Gigi E.