Disappointment. Grrrrrr. Bah humbug. Kids these days. Anyways. So. The kiss. *sigh* Is it wrong that I want to watch it over and over again?
Both parties involved go home in a daze, as well as in confusion. It’s as if they don’t know whether they enjoyed it or not.
Strawberry Fields rubs in their victory over Eye Candy, and pretty much the whole school is on their side. And that principle. Ugh, I hate him more and more as each episode goes by.
Hyun-soo doesn’t come to school, nor does he answer the guys’ calls, feeling guilty about being the reason they lost. Yeah, it kinda was your fault. no denyin’ it.
Su-ah is particularly awkward because of last night, so whenever she sees Ji-hyuk, she retreats. In her haste, she even walks into a wall. XD
When he finally manages to corner her, wondering why she’s been avoiding him, especially since she’s the one that said she wanted to be with him. She backpedals, insisting she meant she just wanted to be with him during a rough patch. Girl, why you make me mad?! I’m not sure if Ji-hyuk believes her, but he stalks off, scoffing that she must pity him.
*sigh* I thought we’d gotten somewhere! This is really annoying me.
To switch topics for a minute, I have to say, I’m really starting to become more and more interested in Hyun-soo. His character is developing nicely. We get a scene with him and his little sister, who asks about “Ji-hyukie oppa”. I love her nickname for Ji-hyuk. XD But Hyun-soo says that he probably won’t come, since he ruined everything. Awwww puppy! Have faith in your friends!
We get a nice piece of backstory as well. Hyun-soo and Ji-hyuk were the closest way back when, but when Ji-hyuk started hanging out more and more with Byung-hee, playing guitar, he became jealous and forced himself to learn guitar too, so that he could still hang out with the boys. It’s cute how little sis pats him on the back and tells him it’s okay. I love it when out boys have good relationships with their siblings, especially if it’s a little girl. Plus points for Hyun-soo! ❤
Randomly on the street, some girl passing by squeal to him how cool he is. Curious… what could it be?
Turns out the video of Eye Candy’s performance at the contest went viral online, a whole lot more popular than Strawberry Fields’. Heh. They may have lost the contest, but I bet they’re about to become huge because it was such a memorable performance – blood and all.
Of course, the boys in question don’t know this, and depression starts to set in. Ji-hyuk starts to wonder if this is the end. His mood, already pretty sour, gets worse when he sees Seung-hoon and Su-ah chatting happily at her doorstep. He’s telling her that he likes her. As in, like likes her. Bah. Well I don’t like you! Well, I do… but for the role you play right now, I don’t!
The video has gotten so popular, I’m surprised the boys are so oblivious to it. Especially since everywhere they go girls are practically swooning over them. Are they that used to it? Sheesh. XD Their popularity is further increased when Kim Ye-rim, the star who’s car nearly ran over Hun-soo and caused his injury, promotes their song, saying it’s become a recent favorite. I sense a new possible love interest coming around sooner or later… This time, for Hyun-soo. I wouldn’t mind at all. I want Hyun-soo to be happy. He’s just so cute and adorable. And hot. OMG he’s incredibly hot. I can’t deny it.
Speaking of Mr. Hotness, Ji-hyuk FINALLY goes to visit him. How great is it that all the other guys had the same idea, and they get there at about the same time? I love this bromance.
Hyun-soo’s been down in the dumps, not leaving his bed. So the guys cheer him up by tickling him. No seriously. XD
On the way home, Ji-hyuk, Woo-kyung and Do-il run into Su-ah, who is on her way to the convenience store, where she accidentally left Seung-hoon’s mp3 player. It pleases me greatly to see a bit of jealousy flicker across her face upon seeing Woo-kyung hanging all over Ji-hyuk. That means there are some feelings on her side.
After Su-ah goes, Ji-hyuk dumps Woo-kyung onto Do-il (who, I pretty sure doesn’t mind. I’m amost certain he has a crush on her) and chases after Su-ah. He finds her rifling through the garbage in search of the mp3 player. He asks if she’s desperate to find it because it was Seung-hoon’s song, but she says it’s because it was Ji-hyuk’s voice. Yay! She knows! He awkwardly tells her he can just sing for her instead.
So he sings. And I have to admit, he does have a pretty good voice, though I personally have Korean singers I like better.
Eye Candy resumes practices, though they’re at a loss as to what for, though Ji-hyuk says they should play for the same reason they always did – for fun.
Then Woo-kyung comes charging in, announcing that the video of their performance is unbelievably popular. They don’t really care, since it does nothing for them. Ji-hyuk get a call, and after a mere “Yes, I understand” he tells the others in a calm voice that HR Entertainment (Seung-hoon’s sister’s company, and the one that hosted the festival contest) asked them to come in the following day. He breaks into a small smile and adds, “They mentioned something… about a contract.” HA! I love his calmness. I mean, LOOK at his sly little smile! The boys are ecstatic, of course, as they should be.
The next day they meet with Seun-hoon’s sister (I really need to find out her name… I think she’s going to be rather important), who says they want to form a new band, with Ji-hyuk and Hyun-soo as the vocalist and guitarist, respectively. But… not the other three. This doesn’t go over well with Ji-hyuk, who is quick to make it known they aren’t happy about it. He shreds the contract in her face, and storms out, followed by the rest of the band.
Only… Hyun-soo doesn’t seem quite as willing to let this chance go. Urg. Please don’t turn traitor! I love you too much for that!
At school the next day, Eye Candy struts their stuff through the hallways, girls squealing and swooning left and right. Heh. Their popularity is buoyed by the rumor of their impending contract. Seung-hoon’s clearly not pleased that his noona passed him up for Eye Candy. He later blows his top off at her for it, which makes me more and more smug.
Of course, there’s still some internal conflict within Eye Candy. The contract has made things a little more awkward for the group, because Hyun-soo clearly wants to pursue it. Ha-jin (the bassist), who’s still upset about the festival, calls him out, and Hyun-soo blatantly agrees. Yes, he wants to sign it and become famous. Things become so heated that Do-il finally stalks off silently.
Su-ah finally tells Seung-hoon to stop chasing her. She can’t accept his heart. He asks if there is someone else, and says she she thinks so. Thank you! Finally, something solid and firm out of her! I was beginning to worry…
The boys meet up once again for a meeting to discuss the contract. They decide that they have to stay together, and they’ll force “that witch” (heh) to give them all a contract, or none at all.
Which is when an unexpected guest pops up, disappointed that that’s all they amounted to. They’re in shock. Seems he’s some really famous person. He just looks like a bum right now, though. XD He totters away (did I mention he’s drunk?), leaving the band bewildered. But the soon break into smiles, do their fist pump thing, and set off to practice even harder.
When they finally decide they’re ready to go and show “that witch” their mettle, she walks right into their basement practice room, having heard them play already. She announces that she’ll produce a single for them. Turns out her change of heart is because of that bum guy, who’s name is Rock Kim. She called him up to go check Eye Candy out, and he told her not to break them up. Awww, I love you already, ahjussi!
When the day comes for them to sign the contract, they have to bring a parent along, being underage an’ all. So what we get is a hilarious group of characters, and a couple minutes of laughter.
Hyun-soo comes with his nightclub-singer parents, who are thrilled about the contract. Ye-rim sees him on the way and grabs him, asking about his hand. He remains as icy as always. Come on, boy!
Ha-jin shows up with his noonas, all very loud and boisterous. But they don’t compare to Kyung-joo’s embarrassingly loud mom. XD On a more serious note (though still quite funny in the presentation), Do-il’s gangster father arrives with two lackeys. I swear, I would hate to be in a room with all of them at the same time. They’re all so obnoxious and loud, and, well, embarrassing.
No one shows up for Ji-hyuk, who stands in a corner, looking all depressed. Awww puppy! How left out must he feel? I feel even worse when instead of coming in person, his mom sends the signed contract via lawyer. Now i’m almost positive he’s the son of a chaebol, though with some serious family issues. I wanna know more about him!
Any hubbub from this at school is short-lived, because word gets out that a popular, mysterious “genius songwriter”, Ryu, is in fact, Seung-hoon. Oh, so he’s a genius now, huh? Hmph.
He’s decided to debut, but this time, alone. This infuriates Ma-ro and Pyo-joo, who are pretty much being dumped because of this. And Seung-hoon couldn’t care less. He sees that only as stepping blocks that he can get rid of when he doesn’t need them any more. That kinda pisses me off, to be honest.
Things aren’t going to well for our leading couple, either.
Let’s rewind a bit. A few nights before, they got caught being cute and playful with each other by some of the guys, including Woo-kyung, though they cover it up with some lame excuse. When Su-ah is invited though, to celebrate the possible contract (this was before they met “that witch” for the first time), as Byung-hee’s muse (because that’s how the rest of the band sees her, still), Ji-hyuk grumbles that he’s getting sick and tired of the use of the phrase “Byung-hee’s muse”. She interprets this as “I’m sick and tired of you,” which couldn’t be further from the truth.
So fast forward to present day, Ji-hyuk comes home to find Seung-hoon and Su-ah talking again. Ji-hyuk gets pissed to see his rival holding her hand, and growls at him to back off. The boys are up in arms, and, exasperated, Su-ah tells them both to go away and leave her alone.
Woo-kyung catches up to Ji-hyuk, and tell him not to fall for Su-ah, because she was the girl Byung-hee liked. Ack. I had really hoped this issue wouldn’t come up, but it was bound to happen. *sigh*
On a side note, that teacher from the boys’ old school, Teacher Kim, gets put on suspension for six months for roughhousing some students. He randomly meets Rock Kim, and it turns out they’re old acquaintances. Ooh, I’m curious to know what their relationship was…
Ji-hyuk ends up calling Su-ah over and over again, trying to get ahold of her, and finally goes and waits outside the restaurant she works at. When she finally comes out, she ignores him. He asks why she didn’t answer her phone, and fires back at him. She tells him she won’t be swayed by him, and turns to leave. Ji-hyuk grabs her back and say, “I don’t know how things will turn out either! Whether this is right… my head is upside-down and backwards… I’m going crazy! I’m going crazy… because I like you.”
THANK YOU! Finally, a confession out of him! They were going around and around in circles, and it was getting really annoying and cumbersome. Things had better improve from here on out, I swear. If not, I think I’ll tear my hair out. *grumbles*