Last episode Bok Joo was exposed for going to a weight clinic when her coaches wanted her to bulk up.
Episode 7 begins as Si Ho practices but she’s overcome by emotions and attempts to stop the coaches from seeing Bok Joo’s diet book. However, it’s too late and Coach Choi has already found it.
At her dad’s chicken shop, Bok Joo is confronted by her father, her uncle Dae Ho and coaches. Her father, in a fit of rage, attempts to hit her with a broom but Professor Yoon and her uncle hold him back. Coach Choi in the meantime tells her to run back to school. At school, Bok Joo is forced to do squats by her coaches as they ask her repeatedly why she went to the clinic as Nan Hee and Seon Ok watch. Seon Ok demands to know why she went to the clinic but Nan Hee plays along pretending not to know anything. In the meantime, Joon Hyung texts Bok Joo letting her know that it’s his brother’s birthday but she doesn’t respond. When she finishes with her punishment, Coach Choi attempts once again to get an answer out of her but Bok Joo remains silent much to the disappointment of Coach Choi. The coach then informs her that she’ll be kept on a tight leash and she must remain on campus as well as informing her that she’ll get punished if she doesn’t comply.
In her room, Nan Hee and Seon Ok message Bok Joo and ask her why she didn’t fight back and why she went to the clinic. As Si Ho walks in, Seon Ok talks about how harsh the coaches went on her. Si Ho walks away but questions how far she will go to get Joon Hyung. As A Young drives to the school, she notices a line of honking cars only to discover Si Ho is the cause of it. Lost in her own thoughts, Si Ho blocks the road and only comes out of the stupor when A Young says her name. They go to a coffee shop where A Young consoles her and reassures her that her jealousy is okay.
At the clinic Doctor Jung is informed that Bok Joo is late and hasn’t called so he’s able to leave early to have dinner with his family. At dinner, Doctor Jung mentions that Bok Joo didn’t call which worries Joon Hyung. He receives a call from A Young and his parents insist she come to eat with them. During the dinner, she brings up how Joon Hyung is like his father (who is really his uncle) which causes tension but Doctor Jung is quick to salvage the conversation. After dinner Joon Hyung apologizes that his mom acted as if A Young was his girlfriend but it upsets A Young.
As Joon Hyung takes a walk, he attempts to call Bok Joo but she doesn’t answer. Concluding that she’s at home, he goes to the chicken shop where her uncle informs him of the diet book being exposed. He quickly goes to the dorm where he sends her a text. In her sore state, Bok Joo gets up to check her phone to see that it was Doctor Jung’s birthday and Joon Hyung texted asking if she was okay.
The next day Coach Choi forces Bok Joo to eat more and more. She mentions the weight clinic when Bok Joo refuses to eat but is obviously upset when she leaves. As Bok Joo returns to her seat, Joon Hyung catches sight of her and realizes her coach has been keeping her in check. At the weightlifting center, Bok Joo begins to gain weight again but Coach Choi is adamant that she not lose any more weight. When Professor Yoon gives them all a firm talking to about responsibility, the seniors are quick to blame Bok Joo. As she’s training she receives a call from her uncle, while Joon Hyung waits for her outside. As she leaves, Joon Hyung attempts to approach her but Coach Choi quickly follows suit.
At the chicken restaurant, Dae Ho informs her that her dad is so angry that he refuses to go to the clinic to get his dialysis, even going so far as to punch Dae Ho when he attempted to take her dad to the hospital. Bok Joo goes to her dad’s room and tries to reason with him but it only infuriates him more. He then realizes what he must do and grabs a broom and sets off for the clinic. When Bok Joo tries to stop him, he suddenly collapses.
In the meantime, Si Ho practices for an upcoming competition.
Bok Joo’s dad ends up in the hospital to receive proper treatment. To take her mind off things, Coach Choi brings Bok Joo to a convenience store. They’re interrupted when Coach Choi gets a phone call and she has to leave but informs Bok Joo to go to the gym to meet Woon Ki for training. As Bok Joo walks back to her campus, she spots a flower pot. Coach Choi arrives at the gym and realizes that Bok Joo isn’t there. Meanwhile Seon Ok continues to question why Bok Joo would go to a weight clinic as Nan Hee continues to cover for her until Nan Hee receives a phone call asking about Bok Joo’s location.
Bok Joo, in the meantime, goes to the clinic. She thinks about what she would tell Doctor Jung if she had the chance; that she’s a weightlifter, she’s not into classical music, and most importantly that she likes him. Instead she leaves the plant on the hood of his car with a simple “Happy Belated Birthday” on it. When she returns to the gym, Coach Choi once again demands to know where she was but Bok Joo dodges the question. Nan Hee watches as Coach Choi gets the handle of a mop and begins to whack Bok Joo. Nan Hee quickly interrupts and pulls Coach Choi to the side spilling everything while an unseen Seon Ok listens in.
Coach Choi takes Bok Joo aside and tells her of her first love when she was young, attempting to cheer her up. Joon Hyung notices the two as Bok Joo begins to cry. With reassurance, Coach Choi informs Bok Joo that she’s off the hook for the night so she’s free to leave campus but she still has to bulk up. Coach Choi meets with Professor Yoon and looks on sadly when he makes a joke about her being his wife.
In their dorm, Seon Ok is upset that Nan Hee didn’t tell her about Bok Joo.
When Bok Joo steps forward, she notices a sausage on the ground and Joon Hyung reels her in. He takes her to dinner where she’s reluctant to eat until Joon Hyung tells her that Doctor Jung was worried about her. After that he realizes she needs some loosening up and after some alcohol as well as convincing from Joon Hyung, Bok Joo dances her heart out much to the delight of Joon Hyung.
In the meantime, Dae Ho attempts to talk about Bok Joo with her father. Informing him that while she’s a weightlifter she’s also a women and that he worries about her but her father dismisses him quickly. As Dae Ho is out of earshot, her dad says that he worries too but he doesn’t want her to have the same regrets he had.
The next morning Joon Hyung walks Bok Joo back to the dorms. He inquires about how she was exposed to which Bok Joo tells him that her book was found in the weightlifting room. He tells her that he’s there anytime she needs him to release some energy and make her smile. He sees her off to her dorm but as he leaves to go around back, he realizes that he saw Si Ho going to the weightlifting clinic.
Nan Hee and Seon Ok are way apart waiting for a morning run when Bok Joo joins Nan Hee. Nan Hee informs her that Seon Ok is upset that she wasn’t informed of the weight clinic beforehand. Bok Joo then receives a call from her dad. Bok Joo meets up with her father at the chicken shop where despite his anger, he gives her a present which turns out to be lipstick.
At her competition, Si Ho does exceptionally well despite her nervousness. While Joon Hyung struggles because of his lack of sleep. Tae Kwon attempts to find out where he went and who he went with but Joon Hyung is too consumed by his thoughts and leaves Tae Kwon with more questions. As Si Ho celebrates, she is happy to receive a call from Joon Hyung. She meets him where she tells him the competition went well but Joon Hyung cares more about what happened before that. He asks her directly about the book and she tells him that she gave it to the coaches, angering Joon Hyung. He goes off on her but she asks why he’s defending Bok Joo. He brings up that Bok Joo likes someone else but Si Ho is convinced that he likes Bok Joo. Before leaving she vows to go even further in her craziness.
Inside their dorm, Bok Joo tries to figure out how to call Doctor Jung. She calls Joon Hyung instead but before she can get a word out Si Ho snatches the phone away. As the episode ends, Si Ho informs Bok Joo that she’s the one who left the diet book at the weightlifting gym.
Episode 8 begins right where episode 7 stopped as Si Ho reveals that she’s the one who put Bok Joo’s notebook in the weightlifting gym. Bok Joo is angered by it and asks why. Si Ho tells her it’s about Joon Hyung which prompts Bok Joo to go off on her telling her that the reason Joon Hyung broke up with her was because she was two-faced. As Bok Joo leaves Si Ho attempts to stop her but is knocked down by Bok Joo. Si Ho tries again to get her to stay but Bok Joo successfully leaves. She heads to Nan Hee and Seon Ok’s room where she plops down on a bean bag in the room. Nan Hee asks what’s wrong while Seon Ok continues to ignore them both. Once both are in bed, Bok Joo explains the situation to which Nan Hee attempts to go to Si Ho but Bok Joo pulls her back down. As they chat, Bok Joo gets a call from Joon Hyung.
Up on the roof Joon Hyung sits on the top bunk rehearsing what he’s going to say to Bok Joo when she comes, practicing various ways of apologizing. He freezes up when she jumps next to him and doesn’t say a word until Bok Joo speaks. He stutters apologies, offering up anything he can, but Bok Joo becomes adamant they not see each other anymore. As they talk, an RA comes up the roof and Joon Hyung pulls Bok Joo down so they’re laying on the bed and out of sight. Joon Hyung gives the okay but refuses to let go of Bok Joo. Despite her resistance, he insists that she stay in his arms for a while longer to look at the stars and he tells her she’s pretty.
Inside the weightlifting room, a drunk Coach Choi sings a sad love tune. She’s caught by Professor Yoon who offers her a ride but she declines, tripping on her way out. When she’s left Professor Yoon looks down at two empty beer cans and questions her sadness. The next day after a morning run and once the kids have left Professor Yoon offers to buy Coach Choi a meal.
At the gymnastics studio, the coach happily gives Si Ho a present for working so hard which bugs the other girls in the class. Si Ho throws out the water given to her and walks away. In the hall, she meets her sister who tells her that their parents are getting a divorce. Si Ho confronts her mother telling her that she knew about everything they’ve done to pay for her gymnastics. Si Ho tells her mom that she’ll quit gymnastics and help get the money back but her mom is insistent that she stay put.
In his home, Joon Hyung shares a meal with his uncle and aunt. At his therapy appointment, Joon Hyung tells his therapist he wants his money back since the treatment didn’t work but his therapist offers to buy him a meal instead. Joon Hyung agrees and his therapists asks him if he ever wanted to find his mom but Joon Hyung insists he never wanted to. The therapist also informs him that if he verbalizes his feelings towards his mother, uncle and aunt, and stops pretending to still believe the lie that his mom sends him postcards and presents then his trauma will be cured.
At the dorms, Bok Joo sits as Nan Hee and Seon Ok come in. Bok Joo confronts Seon Ok where they have a spat until someone yells they’re being too loud and they move to the roof. There Bok Joo explains that she was embarrassed about the situation and the girls both explain that they’ve lied too out of embarrassment and finally make up with a group hug.
Coach Choi and Professor Yoon head out for the night to get a meal when Professor Yoon suddenly gets a call from his wife who was in an accident. As he leaves and is out of earshot, Coach Choi confesses that she might still be in love with him.
The girls go out for a meal where Nan Hee offers to take them out clubbing but Bok Joo is busy training so they go to karaoke instead . They play around and have a blast while in the room, Si Ho sits sobbing.
At Bok Joo’s chicken shop, Coach Choi bursts in surprising Dae Ho. After he gives her some soju they get into a competition to see who can drink more. The next morning Coach Choi wakes up from falling on the floor. As her vision clears she realizes she’s looking at a picture of Bok Joo. She exits the room where Bok Joo’s father is cooking up some hangover stew and insists that she stay for breakfast. At the same moment Dae Ho comes out of his room. Awkwardly eating, Coach Choi asks if they did anything but Dae Ho claims to have blacked out as he recalls what happened. A very drunk Coach Choi and Dae Ho play games until Coach Choi falls into Dae Ho’s arms blacking out.
At the gymnastics studio, the coach weighs each girl until realizing that every girl has made the cut. She looks at the bottom of the scale to find something that distorts the weight. She asks everyone who did it but when no one fesses up she informs them that they’ll be using a digital scale from now on. Later on two girls attempt with all their might to break the scale when Si Ho interrupts them. They ask why she’s there so late and she tells them that she’s there for extra practice.
As Coach Choi comes back still hungover, Professor Yoon is curious as to why she’s wearing the same outfit but she waves it off. Inside, Bok Joo is hard at practice under Coach Choi’s rule. They’re interrupted when Bok Joo’s dad and Dae Ho stop by to drop off some food. Coach Choi tries to hide which of course doesn’t work so she grabs the food and scuttles away. Bok Joo then gets a call from Doctor Jung, she excuses herself to go to the restroom. When outside she gives Doctor Jung a call back where he asks about her missing appointments. She apologizes then tells him she won’t be coming any longer. When he asks why, she informs him that she will be going to Germany to study cello. After the call ends despite trying to insist it’s not right to cry, Bok Joo ends up sobbing.
Joon Hyung walks toward his bike when he receives a phone call from Bok Joo. She tells him that she called Doctor Jung, after he realizes that she’d been crying, and then asks where he is. He lies and tells her that he’s in his room. At the wishing pond, Bok Joo throws coin after coin while Joon Hyung hands her them. He asks what she wishes for and she tells him that her crush will love her back despite the fact that it won’t happen. She tells Joon Hyung about the lie and then regrets that she had to lie until the very end. Joon Hyung reassures her that it was just first love and that the last love is most important but Bok Joo is insistent that she’ll never find love again which causes Joon Hyung to be taken aback momentarily. Realizing she needs cheering up, he offers to take her out clubbing again but she refuses so he suggests a movie instead and they set a time.
Si Ho goes to pharmacy to get medicine for an upset stomach looking very pale and she faints as she walks outside.
At his home, Joon Hyung gets a package from Canada. He opens it to see a pair of shoes. As he puts them on they’re a perfect fit which his aunt quickly tosses off as parental bond. He goes to his room and once he’s out of earshot, his aunt questions his uncle as to why he got the exact size instead of one larger but his uncle tells her it’s so he can wear them. In his room Joon Hyung reads the card and remembers what the therapist said about finding his mom then puts the postcard in his drawer. Afterwards he takes out his phone and types “how to find people in Canada” but begins to delete it before getting a call from Si Ho.
Bok Joo sits at the movie theater waiting for Joon Hyung who’s late. She looks around disgusted at the couples around her. While she waits, Joon Hyung sits in a taxi with Si Ho. She tells him everything about her parents. At the same time Bok Joo naps with her phone until she’s woken up and gets angry at Joon Hyung. In the meantime Joon Hyung helps Si Ho back to campus until realizing the time. He lets her go after making sure she can get back safely. Before he can go, Si Ho gives him a hug but he pushes her away. At the movie theater Bok Joo enjoys a game using a gun and with her anger pretends she’s shooting Joon Hyung. As Joon Hyung arrives at the movie theater he doesn’t find Bok Joo until he hears her yelling. He approaches the situation gently and apologizes immensely. As they walk Joon Hyung offers her a meal which she gladly takes. At the food cart the lady mistakes them as a couple which they outright deny. While they go to the dorms Bok Joo grabs Joon Hyung playing around but Si Ho hears his yelling and looks as they play around. Upset, Si Ho goes to her room and deletes all the photos of her and Joon Hyung.
At his clinic, Doctor Jung’s mom brings him food for his birthday to give to A Young. At the same time during practice Bok Joo injures her back and heads to the infirmary. While on his bike Joon Hyung runs into Bok Joo who is heading to the infirmary, Joon Hyung in the meantime is on his way to Doctor Jung’s office. He sets up his present for Doctor Jung when one of the staff members comes in and informs him that Doctor Jung is heading to see A Young. When he can’t reach Bok Joo, Joon Hyung calls Tae Kwon for help. Rushing to the infirmary, Tae Kwan runs into Nan Hee and Seon Ok and enlists their help. They head out to find a silver car but stop the wrong person. As A Young goes to let in Doctor Jung, Tae Kwan sneaks in and helps cover up Bok Joo. The plan is a success when Joon Hyung comes in insisting they go eat. Joon Hyung gives Bok Joo the all clear when he gets a call from A Young telling him that Doctor Jung left his phone in his office. As Bok Joo walks from the infirmary, Doctor Jung passes by in his car. In the final moments of the episode Doctor Jung gets out of his car and calls Bok Joo’s name as Joon Hyung runs into them.
I can’t believe all that’s happened, I mean my god there’s so much. So Joon Hyung is so obviously in love with Bok Joo, it’s the cutest thing ever and I can’t wait for him to realize it. I was really hoping that Si Ho wouldn’t be such a bitter ex. I gave her the benefit of the doubt in the first couple of episodes but now I really dislike her. I can’t give her any sympathy no matter how much her life has started to suck, she needs to realize that her craziness is going to get her in big trouble one day and Joon Hyung is not the answer. I kinda wish the Doctor Jung arc had stopped after everyone found out so we could get the ball rolling on Joon Hyung and Bok Joo as a couple but it seems that it might be unnecessary to take him out of the equation. The chemistry continues to amaze me and it’s so easy to relate to everyone’s struggles because we’ve all had issues though maybe not as large scale as Si Ho but just working hard and trying to please everyone. It’s a genuine story which is why I continue to love it.
As per every episode it’s 10/10 because it hasn’t lacked at all, the show continues to make me laugh, cry, and fangirl!
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Edited by: Jordan Triplett