K – Drama Review: Cheer Up! Episode 7

Hello there Dramatics! Are you all ready for another exciting episode of Cheer Up? Let’s talk about what has been going on at Sevit High since we last visited.

When we last left off, the team used their cheer to cheer up Teacher Yang by writing on their signs that he was innocent and should be allowed to come back at school. The principal nervously meets with one of the members from the Board Of Education, He is impressed by the students during their cheer performance.
Meanwhile the cheer team is celebrating with Teacher Yang and Coach Nam. They had a great performance and they stuck up for their teacher and Teacher Yang is very proud of them for doing so. He was almost in tears because the put themselves in danger in order to save him. We then notice that  Jae Young and her friend from Baek Ho apologize to Teacher Yang for lying. The apology from the girls was very sincere as I can tell that they are truly sorry for lying to everyone about Teacher Yang. Jae Young expects Soo Ah to apologize too but she refuses.  Jae Young was about to go after Soo Ah when Yeon Doo tells her it’s not worth it.

Soo A states to the group that they can celebrate all they want, but it’s not over. And they’re not going to win in the long run. Then the Principal enters the room and calls Yeon Doo and the girls from Baik Ho out of the classroom.  The girls seem very nervous but Yeon Doo takes Jae Young’s hand and tells them everything will be ok while they’re walking. She instructs them to tell the principal that she made them do it.

Back in the room where the rest of the cheer team remain,  the mood changes suddenly.   The students, Teacher Yang and Coach Nam are worried about the girl. The fact that they are going to get in trouble for doing something good falls on them on. Ha Joon decides that he needs to take action and runs out of the classroom. He catches up with the girls and the Principal and runs to step in front of them. As Ha Joon is leaving the room it seems that Kim Yeol is a bit put off by the fact that it was Ha Joon who was the first one to take action and not him.

Ha Joon tells the principal that he was also in on the cue cards that declared Teacher Yang’s innocence and that if that’s why she was taking Yeon Doo away, then she should take him too.  Both Yeon Doo and the principal are quite shocked by this. Then the rest of the cheer team showed up as well saying they were all in on it.  Kim Yeol tells the Principal she’ll have to expel them all. By the look on the Principal’s face, she knows she has no choice and so she leaves.

Kim Yeol and Ha Joon are back in their room and Ha Joon is looking fondly at the bandage and antibiotic cream that Yeon Doo had given him. He smiles thinking about her and the events of the day.  Kim Yeol mentions to Ha Joon how his actions were unlike him and asks why he did it.  Ha Joon responds that it’s hard not to do anything when Yeon Doo so quickly stands up for justice.

The Board Of Education has reopened Teacher Yang’s case and brings in the Baek Ho girls to get more facts about the incident.   Jae Young and her friend admit to lying saying that they didn’t mean to outright lie, but had a misunderstanding that went too far.  Soo A does not change her story at all.  And because of the girls honesty, the Board Of Education declared Teacher Yang not guilty. The Principal meets with Teacher Yang and congratulates him  but reminds him that his contract will end at the end of the school year. Teacher Yang reminds her he will still be there for the rest of the year and tells her that she won’t be able to do anything wrong to Yeon Doo or transfer her out while he’s there.

Teacher Yang comes out of the Principals office to find that Yeon Doo, Kim Yeol, and Ha Joon are waiting for him. They all go to the roof and have Jjajjangmyun (black bean noodles) for lunch.  They ask him if he’s okay and he says  there’s no such thing as being okay, and everyone is always just lying and saying they are.  They agree and have a pleasant meal together.

The students have mid-terms to worry about now.  Yeon Doo wonders why the students don’t use Kim Yeol’s notes to study since he’s the number one student. Kim Yeol then brings Yeon Doo his notes and offers to help her study. She gladly takes him up on his offer and he helps her study after hours in the laundry room. He’s surprised to see that she actually cares about her grades and asks her why she came to Sevit High when she knew it would be hard. She tells him that it was her mom’s wish and therefore she’s doing it because of her.

Later we see all of the cheer team members in the practice room studying together.  The members of Baek Ho are helping the members of Real King and it’s good to see the two teams cooperating and helping each other. While Soo A did choose to study in the cheer room, it seems as though it wasn’t a good choice for her because the other members were disturbing her.  The other girls point out that she needs to chill, that even  Kim Yeol is chill and he always gets number one. Soo A exits and has a nose bleed from the stress right after she leaves the classroom. Teacher Yang sees her and gives her his handkerchief.  She tells Teacher Yang that she does not feel bad about what she did. Teacher Yang tells her he knows that she’s having a hard time and to come see him whenever she needs to.

Kim Yeol and Yeon Doo are studying again when she falls asleep. Kim Yeol puts notebooks around her to keep the sun out of her face and leaves a post-it note on her forehead asking if she wants to see a movie with him after mid-term. In class Kim Yeol  texts Yeon Doo and motions to her to check her phone. Yeon Doo checks her phone when Teacher Yang catches her takes her phone until after mid-terms are over.  Yeon Doo begs him not to take her phone  because as she told Kim Yeol her phone charm, a little cat, is her lucky charm and she can’t take tests without it.

Kim Yeol feels guilty about getting Yeon Doo’s phone confiscated so he sneaks into the teacher’s office and grabs the phone charm off of it, but while he’s in there a teacher comes in. He then attempts to hide behind the Assistant Principal’s desk, but the other teacher spots him and tells him to get out. Yeon Doo and Kim Yeol are in the school store and Yeon Doo states that she needs her phone charm. Kim Yeol has the charm but he does not tell her. Yeon Doo’s friend from Real King comes in and teases them about dating and films them on his phone, asking what they’re doing around each other.
Later in class, Soo A becomes upset because Kim Yeol gets a better grade on his essay than her. She asks the teacher and he tells her that her essay was great, but Kim Yeol’s essay was amazing.  Their conversation is then interrupted by two students that the teacher had chase down the hallway. While doing this, everything in his bag spills out onto the floor including his USB drive. Soo A looks around to make sure that the coast is clear and then she steals the USB. She plugs it into her computer and sees that it has the midterm test questions on it to she downloads them and then throws away the drive in the bathroom garbage. When the teacher realizes that his USB is missing, he goes into a panic.  Soo A overhears one of the teachers say that Kim Yeol was in the teacher’s office and he may have stolen it. Soo A then goes back to get the USB and dropps it into Kim Yeol’s bag when he is not looking. The teacher comes in and accuses Kim Yeol of stealing the USB. Kim Yeol denies this and the teacher grabs his bag and finds the USB inside.

Rumors begin to start around the school that Kim Yeol is number one  because he’s been stealing the answers. Even the cheer team questions this as well. Ha Joon and Yeon Doo don’t like the way the members are talking about Kim Yeol this way.  Ha Joon is about to give them a piece of her mind and Yeon Doo beats him to it. She goes off on her friends for not believing in Kim Yeol when they know his character and the fact that he would not do something like that.

Kim Yeol is called to the Principal’s office as well as his father. The Principal says that with the evidence they have, Kim Yeol will have to be expelled.  His dad asks the Principal to let Kim Yeol off with community service instead. This means that Kim Yeol is going to miss the mid-term exams. Kim Yeol is very upset that no one took the time to listen to him or believe him including his own dad.

When Kim Yeol leaves school  he comforts Ha Joon first and then finds Yeon Doo waiting for him outside the building.  He gives her her phone charm. She feels sad when she realizes that he got suspended because of her. Kim Yeol states that that even his own father didn’t believe him, but his dad says there was nothing else he could do because they had evidence. We then see a flashback to Kim Yeol as a kid listening to his parents from another room and then we hear the sound of someone getting abused physically. Followed by him laying on a couch waiting for his parents to come home.  He waited for two days for one of his parents to show up before someone finally did. This was the day that Kim Yeol stopped trusting adults.

Yeon Doo is sad in class looking at  Kim Yeol’s empty seat during mid terms and is worried about him because he has not recieved a call or text from him. We see Kim Yeol doing community service at a retirement home.  He’s inside sweeping, when the sound of singing comes from outside. His becomes happy when he recognizes the voice as Yeon Doo’s. He goes outside to see her singing with the seniors and they both smile at each other.

The two take a walk and Yeon Doo tells him she thought he would prove himself innocent and come back to school. Kim Yeol mentions that everyone at the school is happy to have him gone because they’ll all move up in ranking.  Yeon Doo says that they can believe in him as the number one student, but that she believe in him just as he is, without the title of the number one student.

Later that evening Yeon Doo is sneaking around the teacher’s office to try to find the surveillance footage to clear Kim Yeol’s name when she bumps into Ha Joon who is doing the same. Over the next few days, the two view the footage together, looking for something to clear Kim Yeol’s name. Meanwhile, Soo A claimed Kim Yeol’s number one position when the results of the mid-terms come out. To reward her, Soo A’s mother buys her a very expensive purse that she shows off to her roommates.

The girls admire the purse but then state that Yeon Doo is trying to find the survelance footage to clear Kim Yeol’s name. Soo A begins to panic knowing that there is footage of her taking the teacher’s USB drive. Yeon Doo comes into the room on the phone with Ha Joon, talking about trying to find the footage. After she hangs up with him, she gets a text from her friend from Real King.  It’s a clip of her and Kim Yeol in the store and she gasps and announces that she’s just found something that will clear Kim Yeol’s name. And that’s where the episode ends.

What are your feelings about this episode? I can’t wait to see what happens in the next one! I really like how Ha Joon is warming up more to Yeon Doo. However this could cause a big love triangle between Ha Joon, Yeon Doo, and Kim Yeol. And what do you all think of Soo A? She needs to stop trying to ruin the lives of her classmates in my opinion. She needs a big reality check. But we will just have to see what will happen in the next episode. If you haven’t been catching up make sure you check out my You Tube Channel for updates as well as my review on DramaFever Until next time Dramatics! Remember to Keep Calm And Drama On!

 

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