K – Drama Review: Cheer Up! Episode 8

Hello Dramatics! Guess what time it is? That’s right Episode 8 of Cheer Up! is now upon us! Lets see what happens in this episode of this exciting drama!

We last left off with Yeon Doo who received a text from her friend of Real Kings that showed footage of her and  Kim Yeol in the store, when the teacher’s USB drive was stolen. She meets Ha Joon to show the footage, which shows the USB drive in the teacher’s bag, after the time that  Kim Yeol was in the office. So far the claim has been that Kim Yeol stole the USB while in the teacher’s office but this shows that the teacher had it after that.

Ha Joon and Yeon Doo want to show Kim Yeol the footage right away, so they sneak out of school and go visit him. But they get caught by a teacher that catches them makes them duck walk as punishment.  Ha Joon helps support Yeon Doo’s back to make it easier for her to walk.  Yeon Doo sends a picture of her and Ha Joon serving their punishment to Kim Yeol, who finds it funny at first, but then realizes that he’s jealous that they’re spending time together.

While in his room, Ha Joon smiles at the time he just spent with Yeon Doo and uses the cream and bandages that she gave him before on a injury that happened when they were trying to sneak out of school. Kim Yeol then called Yeon Doo while she is in the laundry room on the phone with him. They’re smiling as they talk on the phone to each other. Kim Yeol states that the footage alone probably, won’t be enough, but knowing that he’s not alone has encouraged him. He tells her the fact that he knew she believed in him made this situation manageable.

The next day Kim Yeol comes to school and shows the footage to the Principal and the Assistant Principal along with other footage and witnesses that account for him from the time between him in the store and when the teacher realized the USB was missing from his bag. The Principal points out that it was still in  Kim Yeol’s bag, but then he points out that anyone could have put it there.  Kim Yeol’s case is solid and even the Principal has to recognize that and she agrees to let Kim Yeol return to school.

Yeon Doo and Ha Joon wait outside the office to see the outcome of Kim Yeol’s meeting with the Principal. While the two are waiting Ha Joon teases her for always being worried about other people’s problems and she teases him for always saying the opposite of what he means.  She tells him that he acts cold on the outside, but he’s really soft on the inside. Teacher Yang announces in his class that they are going to find the culprit who took the USB drive and that whoever took the USB should come forward now and he would be on their side and help them overcome their actions.

Kim Yeol, Ha Joon , and Yeon Doo are having a  celebration for Kim Yeol’s return to school. Kim Yeol shakes a can of Cola and says he’s going to get Yeon Doo back for the time  when she did that to him but  she uses Ha Joon as a shield instead. Kim Yeol tells Ha Joon he has to choose between him or Yeon Doo.  Ha Joon responds that he’d choose Kim Yeol over Yeon Doo. Kim Yeol has been welcomed back to the cheer team and while Soo A is ignoring him, he approaches her and says it must have been fun to earn the number one spot while he was away. Soo A calls her mom to ensure that Kim Yeol isn’t going to be able to take a make-up exam and she tells her that he won’t be able to. One would think that Kim Yeol should be able to retake the exam, but the Principal doesn’t think so.  She tells him that it wouldn’t be fair to the other students since they already took the exam. But Kim Yeol is not okay with this neither is Kim Yeol’s dad who is now on Kim Yeol’s side.

Kim Yeol’s dad arrives at school with  lawyers and reminds the Principal that Kim Yeol was falsely accused and has every right to retake the exam. The Principal says that they were not going to count Kim Yeol’s mid term against his final grade and Kim Yeol points out how that would be unfair to him, because what if he didn’t do great on his final exam. Later Kim Yeol’s dad tells him that he will go as far as Kim Yeol wants him to. Kim Yeol is surprised at his dad’s attitude and this means a lot to Kim Yeol.  Kim Yeol’s dad meets up with Yeon Doo’s mom. She encourages him about standing up for Kim Yeol. He begs her to reconsider his proposal once more, saying he’ll be a good dad to Yeon Doo.

The Principal tells the Assistant Principal that it is his responsibility to take care of the Kim Yeol scandal because it’s his fault. However, he does not want Kim Yeol walk all over him in the long run. Soo A has asked the lady that’s helping her get into college, to get the surveillance footage for her.  Well, she gets the footage only to find out that another student had gotten to the security company and taken away a copy before the woman could get the footage from the security officer. Soo A panics and  begins to suspect everyone. Yeon Doo reveals to Kim Yeol how impressed she is with him getting back in school. He tells her that she can’t be that in awe of him already.  She doesn’t seem to understand what he’s saying, but he is happy that she’s giving him praise.

After he talks to Yeon Doo, he sees the Assistant Principal in the hall. The Assistant Principal tells Kim Yeol it was wrong to him and Kim Yeol tells him that he’s going to file a petition against him to the Office Of Education but he may change his mind if the Assistant Principal stops giving his friends penalty points. So Kim Yeol tests this as he  orders food and he and the guys from the cheer team eat it together in the classroom. The Assistant Principal comes in ready to scold the students when he sees Kim Yeol, smirks, and then leaves the room.

Kim Yeol talks to the Principal and makes a deal with her. He agrees to her that he won’t ask her about taking his mid term test if she lets Teacher Yang continue to work at the school and renews his contract. She tells him she will think about it. Soo A found a note from a Sevit High student that has the security footage.  The note lets Soo A know that they have the footage and they are watching her. Dong Jae walks up on her as she is panicking and she asks him why he’s always showing up behind her.  She then wonders if it was him who left the note.

Coach Nam thinks the cheer team should go camping to practice and to have some fun together, but they don’t think that the Principal will allow it. When they ask the Principal for permission, she agrees and states that Soo A’s mother will fund the trip for them. The Assistant Principal is confused as to why this is happening. Then he realizes out loud that she wants Teacher Yang to forget that she was against him.

Dong Jae and Yeon Doo leave early with Teacher Yang to go set things up at the campsite, while the Assistant Principal comes with the rest of the students by bus. The Assistant Principal sees the students wearing make-up and hair gel. He is about to give them penalty points when Kim Yeol sticks his head out to remind the Assistant Principal he’s there and watching him.  But both Kim Yeol and Ha Joon are upset to learn that Yeon Doo has already left and they grumble to each other about how much time she and Dong Jae spend together.

At the campsite, the cheer team talk about who might have framed Kim Yeol.  They agree that everyone at school benefited from him missing the test and therefore, anyone would have framed him.  Meanwhile Soo A is off sitting alone and suspecting everyone else of having the footage. The students are getting ready to grill and have a bonfire that night. Soo A goes into her tent just as Yeon Doo is coming out of it and finds a note in her backpack that says “The bonfire is your last chance. Confess now” And so Soo A is highly suspicious of Yeon Doo, thinking that it’s Yeon Doo who has the footage.

Yeon Doo and Kim Yeol have a conversation while they’re stocking the cooler and talking about their fathers.  Yeon Doo tells him how cool his dad was today and talked about how she was like her own dad in that she liked titles just like him.  Kim Yeol says that he and Ha Joon pretty much only had each other from the time they were kids because both had absent parents.  Yeon Doo compliments him on growing up well and tells him she’s proud of him.

Teacher Yang asks Yeon Doo,  Kim Yeol, and another student to do some chores for him. He asks Yeon Doo to bring someone with her to the store to get more drinks for that night. Yeon Doo agrees, but decides not to go alone with the maintenance man. Then Soo A says she wants to go with because she has some things to get at the store.

They get to the store and Soo Ah asks if Yeon Doo looked through all the CCTV footage to clear Yeol’s name and Yeon Doo tells her she did. Then as Yeon Doo is digging for her wallet to pay for the supplies, Soo Ah see a pad of magenta post-it notes, the same kind as the note she got telling her to confess. Now she’s absolutely certain that it’s Yeon Doo who’s threatening her.

Soo A and Yeon Doo leave with the maintenance man then Yeon Doo says she has to use the bathroom. Soo A offers to take the groceries and Yeon Doo’s bag to the car. Yeon Doo believes that Soo A is being kind to her. Soo A gets in the truck with Yeon Doo’s belongins and tells the maintenance that they can go, that Yeon Doo is meeting up with the teacher and the maintenance man drives away.

Yeon Doo comes out of the bathroom to find them gone and realizes what has happened.  She goes back to the store, but it is closed and the owner is no longer there.  Soo A seems nervous, and a bit guilty, about what she’s done and avoids everyone when she returns to the campsite.

Kim Yeol begins to get worried when he notices that Yeon Doo is missing and begins to ask everyone if they’ve seen her. Jae Young tells him that she went to the store and when he asks Soo A where she was and if she had seen Yeon Doo she says that she hadn’t and that she was alone on a hike. When Ha Joon also realizes Yeon Doo is missing he starts searching frantically. We then see Yeon Doo walking alone down a dark road and she is very scared.

Ha Joon, Kim Yeol, and Teacher Yang go to the maintenance office to find Yeon Doo, but the maintenance man has left for the night. Ha Joon  sees a bike so he hops on it and take off in search of Yeon Doo.  Teacher Yang and Kim Yeol continue to knock on the maintenance shed and find a phone number for him, but they don’t have any cell phone service.

Soo A has gone back to her tent and open her backpack to find another note placed there since she’d been gone. She is horrified when she realizes that Yeon Doo is not the one leaving the notes. Kim Yeol and Teacher Yang force their way into the maintenance shed to use the phone and when they get in contact with him, they find out what happened and what Soo A did.  Kim Yeol finds Soo A immediately confronts her, and demands to know where Yeon Doo is.

Ha Joon is riding down the road and he sees Yeon Doo walking in tears.  He gets off his bike and when he sees her face a look of such relief passes over him. She looks at him with such gratefulness that it makes her cry more and she walks slowly toward him. When she reaches him she buries her face into his chest. He is filled with emotion and internal struggle is written all over his face as he remains motionless for a moment before wrapping his arms around her and holding her to him and that’s where the episode ends.

So what did you all think of this episode? There were a lot of emotions for sure. The last scene was very emotional and I think that Yeon Doo and Ha Joon will begin to get closer to one another. I believe this is more than just a crush or a simple I like you. There was a lot of passion as they embraced each other. We will just have to wait until the next episode. If you have not been keeping up with the episodes, you can check out my reviews on You Tube and DramaFever Until next time Dramatics! Remember To Keep Calm And Drama On!

 

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