K – Drama Review: Cheer Up! Episode 4

Hello to all of my Dramatics out here! Have you been keeping up with stuudents of Sevit High? I can’t believe we are already on Episode 4! I am not sure if I mentioned this before, but this drama is Twelve Episodes instead of Sixteen. I was hoping that this drama was a bit longer because I really am enjoying it. I hope you are too! Lets see what happens in this episode of Cheer Up!

We left off with a chaotic moment at Sevit High.  The cheerleading coach and the moms of the Baek Ho students were in an argument.  The moms wanted to fire her and she wanted to quit on the squad. Members of the Board Of Education walk in and got wind that the school was fixing the cheerleading club in order to get students into Ivy League Schools and not actually cheerleading. The principal jumps in and says to the Board that the students are going to be competing in a athletic competiton and the Baek Ho students will perform. All of the moms play along with the principals story stating that they will be in the performance as well. Just then, the Board Of Education say that they will be in attendance to watch the performance along with other members in the Education Department.

At this point parents and principal really need the cheerleading coach. Sp she decides to stay if they let her give grades for cheerleading based on participation. The principal is not happy about this at all, but she agrees to the coaches condition.   On the first day of practice Yeon Doo is a bit concerned because they are not practicing. Instead they were in the room doing their homework. Yeon Doo asks the coach why are they not practicing for the competetion. The coach tells her that they need to get to know eachother first. The students from both squads do not like eachother and they obviously want no part in this exercise.

The coach leaves and two teachers walk behind her and check out her body, but they both seem disappointed when she turns around and shows her face. The teacher then goes into the principal’s office to speak with her. She needs his help with the cheerleading club and then threatens to not renew his teaching contract if he does not comply. With his job on the line, the teacher agrees to help her.

Later we see Yeon Doo and Dong Jae walking. Yeon Doo finds out that her close friend Dong Jae was kicked off the basketball team.  She’s very angry about this and feels guilty. She tells him she will do what ever it takes to get him back on the team, but he tells her that he is Ok with not being on the team anymore. Dong Jae was not really upset about getting kicked off of the basketball team. Yeon Doo is furious about her best friend not being on the team. She is obviously more upset about that than he is. Could this be an opportunity for Dong Jae to join the cheerleading club with his friend? Walking behind them are Kim Yeol and Ha Joon.  Ha Joon asks Kim Yeol if he really likes Yeon Doo doesn’t it bother him that she’s always around Dong Jae.

Two members from the Real KIngs are on the upper floor of the school playing around with mops instead of doing their chores. The mop ends up breaking a window right underneath Yeon Doo is standing. Yeon Doo, Dong Jae, Kim Yeol, and Ha Joon see the disaster that’s about to occur. Dong Jae freezes up, and Kim Yeol grabs  Yeon Doo and gets her out of the way so broken glass does not hit her. The broken glass rains down on his back instead of her face. I just love how Kim Yeol protects Yeon Doo. It showes that he really does have feelings for her. After that, Kim Yeol goes to the hospital with Yeon Doo and the teacher is there also. Kim Yeol has a few cuts on his back, but he is not seriously hurt. Yeon Doo feels very grateful because he saved her.

Dong Jae, who is terriffied about what happened, is sitting on the floor underneath the desk rocking back and forth. He really did want to save Yeon Doo, but because he does not like physical contact he hesitated to do so. We then flashback to young boy on the playground who is  Dong Jae. He is sitting at the very top of the monkey bars and a young girl climbs up and asks if he wants to play with her and he said no. He does not push her, but he pulls his arm from her grip strongly and she falls backward off the monkey bars.  We then see the same little girl lying in a hospital bed with a bandaged head and Dong Jae crying outside the hospital window.

At the hospital, Kim Yeol says to the teacher that he is going to the bathroom and Yeon Doo follows him. The two of them are sneaking out of the school and cutting class. As Yeon Doo catches up with him, she thanks him for saving her and he asks her to buy him food. After eating, they walk down the street and to the market together. They see a group dancing on a stage and Kim Yeol drags Yeon Doo over to watch them.

The announcer says that the winner of the dance competition can with a stereo, Yeon Doo immediately goes up to stage to participate as she is in need of a new stereo because the Real Kings one is broken. Kim Yeol seems a little embarrissed at first, but then he smiles as he watches her dance. The announcer then notices Kim Yeol in the audience and tells Yeon Doo that he’ll give her the prize automatically if she does a dance with Kim Yeol.  Yeon Doo goes runs into the audience and grabs him and brings him on stage. Kim Yeol is shy at first, but then he begins to get more into the dance.

Later we see Yeon Doo carrying a rice cooker that says Third Place. They get onto a bus to go back to school and Kim Yeol takes the only empty seat so Yeon Doo is now standing with the rice cooker. Yeon Doo then sets the rice cooker on his lap and stands away from him, leaving everyone on the bus to stare awkwardly. There is an empty seat and he motions Yeon Doo to sit next to him. As they ride the bus, Yeon Doo falls asleep with her head on his shoulder and Kim Yeol with his head on hers. Kim Yeol wakes up to find her sleeping on him and smiles. He moves the rice cooker to his lap and then rests his head on hers again and goes back to sleep.

When they arrive back at school, Kim  Yeol is carrying the rice cooker for her. As the come to the entrance they notice the teacher is standing and waiting for them. The teacher is not really angry at them. He asks where they went and they did not answer him at all. Instead he tells them to say they were at the hospital the entire time.  Dong Jae is waiting for them at the entrance as well. KIm Yeol hands Yeon Doo the rice cooker and leaves. Excited,  Yeon Doo shows off her rice cooker to Dong Jae and he notices that she has a bandage on her hand. Apparently she got cut from the falling glass as well. Yeon Doo is telling Dong Jae all about their adventure and Dong Jae suddenly reaches out his hand to touch hers, but then pulls away.

Yeon Doo goes back to her room and begins to reflect about her day with Kim Yeol with a big smile on her face. It appears she has fallen for him as he’s fallen for her. And it’s about time! I am very excited about this! We also see Kim Yeol in his room and smiling about his day when Ha Joon mentions that it’s the first he’s ever seen him smile like that and it’s a good look for him.

The next day at cheerleading practice,  Dong Jae enters and announces that he wants to join, and the cheerleading coach approves. She does disapproves of is that the members of the Real Kings and Baek Ho have not gotten to get to know eachother. The cheerleading coach then puts the groups in a room and makes them ask each other questions.  They start with simple ones like “who’s your favorite singer” to which one of the members of Baek Ho answers “Apink”. And of course,  when Yeon Doo who is played by Jung Eun Ji, of Apink

Then Yeon Doo’s friend from the Real King brings up Kim Yeol’s reputation with girls and asks who he’s dating. He responds that he does have a girl that he wants to kiss. Yeon Doo instantly turns so red that Dong Jae notices and says that they should go to the nurse. She looks up at Yeol bashfully and he seems surprised and happy that she’s blushing and gives her an adorable smile. Ha Joon takes note of this interaction. This scene was so very cute and adorable, I even started to blush as well.

Later in the principal’s office the principal and a teacher realize that the CCTV footage of Baek Ho and Real King and their numerous fights was never deleted. The footage is now in the hands of the TV reporter that is investigating the school that is creating specs just to make the students resumes look good. So the principal tells the teacher to delete it immediately.   He begins to delete the footage, until he gets to footage of Soo Ah standing alone at the school entrance. He does not see anything suspicious, so he just leaves it alone.

The cheerleading coach has the members of Baek Ho and Real King practice a cheerleading stunt. They are to team up with a guy partner hoist the girl partner onto his shoulder and then she dismounts.  Kim Yeol and Yeon Doo get paired up which is perfect because they will finally be close to one another. Dong Jae, on the other hand,  gets paired with Soo Ah. This is bad because of his phobia about physical contact and he does not really like her to begin with.

After practice, the teacher has Yeon Doo and Kim Yeol in the teacher’s lounge filling out an incident report about the broken window incident. Kim  Yeol is left alone in the room after Yeon Doo goes to the bathroom. He sees the footage of Soo Ah on the computer. He decides to play the footage and sees  Soo Ah picking up the bloody towel when Ha Joon hurt himself.  Yeol realizes that she was the one who took it to the principal to give her ammo to blackmail Kim Yeol to join the cheerleading club.

Kim Yeol finds  Soo Ah and confronts her immediately. He tells her to be careful or she’s going to be sorry and to not mess with him or Ha Joon. Ha Joon hears part of the conversation and demands Soo Ah tell him what  they were talking about. During night time inspection Ha Joon ends up missing and Kim Yeol asks the teacher to cover for him. We then see  Ha Joon on the roof of the school, about to  jump off. As he gets to the ledge, he stalls as he can’t go through with it. Yeon Doo finds Kim Yeol saying she knows Ha Joon will be OK. Yeon Doo knows that Kim Yeol wasn’t lying when he said that they were like brothers and that he had to do cheerleading to protect him.

Kim Yeol finds Ha Joon and Ha joon gets mad at him for making the deal. He tells Kim Yeol that he already felt like dying and this just made it worse.Kim  Yeol tells him that he didn’t know what else to do. Ha Joon tells him that he’s only trying to stay alive because of Kim Yeol. During cheerleading practice, Ha Joon is not happy at all.  He says he’s going to quit and the members of Real King are offended by how he seems to look down on them and then a  fight begins.

The cheerleading coach takes a picture of the students fighting. She tells them that they could either endure physical punishment or get penalty points. So all the members of Baek Ho and Real King are forced to run outside in the rain. After this, the cheerleading coach tells the students they cannot clean up, instead they must eat together. With dirt and mud all over them, the members of Real King and Baek Ho sit around a table, eating ramen together as other students pass by and stare. As they eat, they realize how funny it is and start laughing together.  It’s the first real bonding moment we see between these two groups.

Yeon Doo’s mom and Kim Yeol’s dad are at a cafe ran by Yeon Doo’s mom. He sits down and says he has something to tell her. He pulls out a ring to propose to her.  Yeon Doo’s mom wants to keep the ring, but she refuses. This moment makes me happy and sad at the same time. These two people really care and love eachother and they should be together.  But if they got married, Kim Yeol and Yeon Doo would be related and they could not have a romance with one another.

The cheerleading coach and members of Baek Ho and Real Kings arrive at a location where they are to practice. She has a meal prepared for them and tells them to eat without her. They check the fridge to see if there is anything else to drink so they find water and juice. So they serve the juice and lo and behold, it’s not juice, but alcohol. The students had no idea what they were drinking was alcohol. They all begin to continue drinking the juice until it’s gone. By getting drunk, this is another boding experience for these two groups as well.

The drunk members of  Real King try to  teach members of Baek Ho to dance while others are hanging on each other and giggling.  Soo Ah, is up upstairs alone crying.  Ha Joon sees her and she expresses how lonely she feels with everyone against her. She is wondering why she’s getting all the blame and she states that she’s having a hard time. Ha Joon doesn’t say anything, but throws his handkerchief at her and walks away.

Outside Yeon Doo is sitting at a table alone when Kim Yeol comes out and sits with her. She lays her head on the table and tells him to do the same. They’re laying their next to each other and smiling when Yeon Doo sits up. He realizes this situation is familiar and references the times she fell on him when he gave her the choice to just go ahead with it or get up.

Kim Yeol tells her that this time he’s going to go ahead with it. He gently places his hand on her neck and then goes in for a kiss. Their lips are just about to touch as the episode ends. I wonder if they will kiss in the next episode or will they get interrupted? I guess we will have to find out in the next episode!

In the meantime look out for the drama club’s newest post and if you are  behind on this series catch up with all my recaps on my blog and on DramaFever here:  Cheer Up! Episodes 3 & 4 and here: Cheer Up! Episodes 1 & 2 Until next time Dramatics! Remember to Keep Calm And Drama On!

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