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To The Beautiful You Episode 8 Summary September 8, 2012

The eighth episode starts Eun-Gyeol hugging Jae-Hee, she is surprised and he says that because its her birthday and then gives her the necklace in the box and runs away. Eun-Gyeol then realizes the one he likes is… which must be Jae-Hee.

Tae-Joon is in the dorm room and pulls out a wrapped present but hides it when Jae-Hee comes in and is holding the box from Eun-Gyeol and they both turn to give each other a gift at the same time. Tae-Joon gives her the birthday present and she gives him the necklace and he opens it first and she tells him that Eun-Gyeol found it and that he should thank Eun-Gyeol he agrees and thanks her too and then leaves.

Eun-Gyeol is trying to figure out why he loves a boy and as he is sitting he is imagining the people around him turn into Jae-Hee. Eun-Gyeol then says that Jae-Hee will become his number one enemy from now on.

Tae-Joon is in the bathroom and he puts on the necklace. Jae-Hee is in the room and opens up the box and finds some cosmetic products. Jae-Hee then opens the box from her brother and its a taser just in case boys get too close. She then tries to figure it out and tasers herself.

Jae-Hee is eating in the cafeteria when Eun-Gyeol comes up and gives her seaweed soup for her birthday. Eun-Gyeol explains that his life motto is if you can’t avoid it enjoy it and that there is something that he can’t avoid or enjoy that happened to him. He doesn’t tell her what it is but thinks that if he can’t avoid it he should at least try to enjoy it and Jae-Hee agrees. Jae-Hee asks how he got the seaweed soup and he flashbacks to showing aegyo to the kitchen staff.

Tae-Joon and Hyun-Jae are practicing high jump and the coach is recording them. Hyun-Jae makes it over but Tae-Joon doesn’t. Coach gives him the i pad to check to see what he did wrong and finds he was dropping the bar because he was not straightening out his legs at the finish. The coach goes into the changing room and talks to Hyun-Jae and asks him if he has performance anxiety because he is not doing as well at competitions compared to practices. The coach says that he needs to throw away he greed to win first because he is at an age when he can still afford to lose. As the coach is changing he gets his head stuck in his shirt and Hyun-Jae leaves.

Jae-Hee goes to buy a drink and then also gets a cake and goes to her dorm room as Tae-Joon comes in she has fallen out of her chair. Tae-Joon gets a phone call and then tells her that he has to go because Ha-Na is having her birthday party early because its at the same time as her competition next week. He asks if she needed anything and she pushes her cake out of sight and says she was just going to tell him to wash up because he smells like sweat but he disagrees and then leaves.

Ha-Na is outside waiting for Tae-Joon and she demands a gift from him but he doesn’t have one so she pulls him into the same store where he bought Jae-Hee’s gift and the saleswoman recognizes him and she says she bought it for a friends birthday.

Jae-Hee then goes to lie down and starts to read when her lights go out and Eun-Gyeol comes in with a cake and singing happy birthday. She says she is touched and blows out the candles and they then play around with icing. Eun-Gyeol then gets a call from Dong-Mu and he leaves to answer it.

Eun-Gyeol meets with Dong-Mu in a cafe and she tells him that she wants him to take her somewhere and she is at an audition and really nervous. She asks for a favor and she walks into her audition wearing soccer cleats. She comes out and she has passed her audition. He says he wants to tell her something and he asks her to hit him really hard on the cheek, she does and asks him if there is someone else that he likes and that she knew it. Eun-Gyeol says sorry, they shake hands and her bus comes.

Tae-Joon and Jae-Hee are in athletes club and Seung-Ri comes and says that training camp schedule is out and Tae-Joon explains that its a weekend jaunt off campus for a weekend.  Seung-Ri goes onto say that it will be at a campsite and that they are going out to train not to play.

Jae-Hee is in the dorm and Ha-Na barges in looking for the birthday present from that shop and she finally finds it in her desk and she tells Jae-Hee not to be that way with her Tae-Joon. Ha-Na goes on saying that she knows everything about Tae-Joon and Jae-Hee knows nothing about him. She tells her to get her head on straight and tries to take away the gift but Jae-Hee holds on and in the struggle it falls on the floor spilling. Ha-Na leaves and in her car she tells her driver that she doesn’t like Tae-Joon giving that much attention to Jae-Hee and that there is something between them that she doesn’t know and that it bothers her.

Jae-Hee picks up the broken jar and cleans up the mess that it made and then sits on the floor. Tae-Joon comes in and asks why she is on the floor and if something happened. Jae-Hee says sorry and tells him that the present he bought  broke because she made a mistake and dropped it. He says that it okay and she says that  she had wanted to savor it. Tae-Joon gets a text from Ha-Na and Jae-Hee asks how long they knew each other and he says since kids. She has been like a little sister to him since they where young and Jae-Hee says that it doesn’t seem like Ha-Na likes her very much. He says that she acts like a little kid and spouts off everything that comes to her mind but she doesn’t hold grudges and that she is not a bad kid. Ja-Hee asks him if he can’t eat undercooked egg yolks and he says yeah and she yells he can’t even eat that as a man and walks away.

Eun-Gyeol takes a picture of the punch he got. He asks why Hyun-Jae why he is packing and explains that its athletes club training camp. Eun-Gyeol realizes that Jae-Hee will also be going. Jae-Hee packs up her stuff and passes Eun-Gyeol as she is leaving and they say goodbye and is sad he won’t see her for the weekend.

They are all at the training camp, Jae-Hee is washing the rice and Teacher Lee comes over and starts helping her. Dr. Jang and Coach come over and tell Teacher Lee that they are having their own meal as teachers and to leave the students so they all leave.

Tae-Joon walks past Hyun-Jae talking on the phone talking sweet to someone and when Hyun-Jae sees Tae-Joon he gets off the phone fast. Tae-Joon asks if that was his girlfriend and he says its none of his business. Tae-Joon asks why he hates him so much he says its because everything Tae-Joon has he just throws away and does not appreciate it, to him it is something that he needs.

Eun-Gyeol is in his dorm moving from different  activities but keeps hearing Jae-Hee’s nickname softie/squishy everywhere he looks.

Jae-Hee is at the camp and she is trying to cook, Tae-Joon comes over to help her because it looks like she is going to cut herself with a knife. Tae-Joon explains that since his mom was always in the hospital he learned to cook in kindergarten, Jae-Hee exclaims and he says that was a lie. Jae-Hee makes a squash face and says its Tae-Joon and then he makes a much more impressive face on a vegetable and says its Jae-Hee. She disagrees and tries to grab it but it drops into the soup.

Everyone is sitting down to eat and Seung-Ri is amazed that Jae-Hee had made all the food herself. Jong-Min says that it probably won’t taste good though and that she probably used a lot of msg. Everyone digs in and says it tastes good Jae-Hee starts to say that Tae-Joon helped her but he stops her. Jong-Min pulls out the potato with Jae-Hee’s face and everyone says it looks like a face.

Everyone is going for a run and doing all sorts of training. Coach says that they are going to play the survivor game , where they split into two teams and the ones that get killed after to run ten laps around the campground in their underwear. Jong-Min says that he misses Eun-Gyeol and Hyun-Jae says he is glad he isn’t here because he is so loud. As they talk Eun-Gyeol comes up behind them and says he is here for his own training camp. He goes to the coach and begs to join, Coach keeps saying no until he says that he can help push him and teacher Lee together and Coach agrees.

Eun-Gyeol and Jae-Hee are walking and they sit and talk about training, Tae-Joon is behind them listening and then walks away.

The survivor game begins and it is a paintball game, Tae-Joon is on lookout and Jae-Hee tries to avoid a shot and she falls down some steps. Tae-Joon takes out the guy and jumps down from a high height and runs to her. Jae-Hee is with Eun-Gyeol and she says that she must have sprained her wrist and Tae-Joon then learns that the loser has to run around in their underwear. Tae-Joon tells Eun-Gyeol to stay with Jae-Hee and that he is going to end the game. He leaves and engages in the game and starts taking people out with his fancy moves. He gets the red teams flag.

Jae-Hee is with Eun-Gyeol and he saves Jae-Hee from Hyun-Jae’s shot and then she takes him out with Eun-Gyeol on top of her. Everyone shot has to run in their underwear.


Tae-Joon and Jae-Hee are walking with their clothes on and he says that she is looking very pale so he takes her to Dr. Jang telling him that she is short of breath, and in a cold sweat. He tells the other teachers that they need to leave the tent he including Tae-Joon. Dr. Jang tells her that her binding on her chest is too tight and that she doesn’t have that many days left with this pretense.

 

Jae-Hee comes to Eun-Gyeol and Tae-Joon and she explains her sugar level dropped and her wrist is fine.

Jae-Hee is trying to brush her teeth and is struggling, Tae-Joon comes and helps her, then he helps her wash her face and is silly with her, Eun-Gyeol watches.

Jae-Hee and Tae-Joon are in their tents and they are trying to sleep but she can’t she is going out for air and she falls into Tae-Joon’s arms. He grabs her and tells her that he thinks he likes her and that he is going to test it out because lips don’t lie. Eun-Gyeol is in his tent and he has imagined that this might happen but then says that men are not like that. Eun-Gyeol is sleeping in the Coach’s tent and he decides to sleep outside so he goes out in his sleeping bag.

Jae-Hee is in her tent and she is flash backing to earlier that day of Tae-Joon. They are lying in the tent together and they are both having a hard time falling asleep. She asks him if he knows what s’mores are and explains that in America thats what they make when they go camping and that because they taste so good people would ask for some more which turned into s’more. She asks if he would like it if she made some for him and he says he doesn’t know since she is not good at cooking. She says that she can make other stuff but isn’t good at Korean food. They then turn over to their sides to go to sleep.

Eun-Gyeol is moving like a caterpillar in his sleeping bag outside when Seung-Ri runs into him and tells him to go back to his tent. He then says that instead he could get some exercise with him and gives him 5 seconds to get back into his tent and he struggles getting back to his tent.

Tae-Joon’s dad goes to meet Tae-Joon’s manager and he tells her that he wants to send Tae-Joon to Canada that Coach Horton wants to coach Tae-Joon in Canada. Ha-Na opens the door and hears them talking about Tae-Joon in Canada.

Jae-Hee, Eun-Gyeol and Tae-Joon are eating breakfast with everyone and Tae-Joon was going to put a piece of food on Jae-Hee’s spoon of rice but Eun-Gyeol beat him to it. Seung-Ri yells at them for being lovey-dovery but Eun-Gyeol explains they are doing this because she hurt her hand. Jong-Min sees this and fakes his arm hurting so Eun-Gyeol feeds him a spoon of rice, Jong-Min yells about him only getting rice and therefore sprays everyone with rice.

Everyone is sitting in a circle and Eun-Gyeol tells them that there is a meteor shower tonight and Jong-Min wants to go with him. Seung-Ri complains that they have nothing better to watch and Jong-Min says that why he doesn’t have a girlfriend because he is not romantic enough. Jae-Hee asks him what type of girl he likes and he says she needs to be feminine, elegant, calm personality and that he hates bratty selfish girls. He tells them to sleep because there is only an hour for a nap so they all go to sleep in their chairs.

Tae-Joon opens the tent and finds Jae-Hee changing her shirt, he quickly zips it back up and he tells her to be careful he could be teased. She tells him about the meteor shower and says she is scared to go by herself and he says they should go and that she can make s’mores too.

In the evening Seung-Ri tells Tae-Joon that he needs his help for the training schedule for tomorrow he agrees he will go to his tent for a little bit. Tae-Joon then goes into his tent and Jae-Hee is packing stuff and he says that she can go first because he has to help Seung-Ri first and she agrees. Tae-Joon says they will meet at the stage in half an hour. Tae-Joon then gives her his jacket because she didn’t bring much because it gets very cold.

Seung-Ri is walking and he sees a shooting star and says it could give him a girlfriend if it wants. He then meets Ha-Na and asks about Tae-Joon, Seung-Ri stutters and tells her which way to go.

Eun-Gyeol talks to Jae-Hee through the tent and asks if she wants to go to meteor shower he opens the tent and realizes she isn’t there.

Tae-Joon then meets Ha-Na who is crying and she tells him that she heard his dad say that he is going to send him to Canada. Jae-Hee made a fire and started making the s’mores and pulls out her phone. Ha-Na then tells Tae-Joon that his dad already registered him at a school and that she is going to follow him there. He tells her that this won’t happen and that even though she came here she can go back now. She asks him to come back to Seoul with her and he tells her that he is at a training camp. Jae-Hee is still waiting and Eun-Gyeol finds her and sits with her. Tae-Joon is packed and going to the car with Ha-Na and then he phones Jae-Hee, she says its okay and there is nothing they can do. Eun-Gyeol then asks what the s’mores are and she says that when she was little someone she liked introduced them to her. Eun-Gyeol and her eat them and he says they are really good, he sees a crumb on her lip and helps take it off with his finger. Eun-Gyeol says he has something he needs to tell her and this is the end of the eighth episode.


This was a very entertaining episode!! I loved the action sequence of Tae-Joon paint-balling very cool!! lol Tae-Joon going to Canada!! too funny yes come to Canada Tae-Joon I will come visit you then!!  There was just soo much happening in the episode Eun-Gyeol being a caterpillar, Seung-Ri explaining his ideal girl, s’mores and I enjoyed everything! Jae-Hee is binding her chest too tight and therefore she may have to leave soon!! poor Eun-Gyeol he is still so confused over why he is attracted to a boy and even dumps his girlfriend for Jae-Hee. Tae-Joon how sweet is he that he knows she is a girl and he still wants her to stick around and protects her to the best of his ability. I find all the character so likable and have really enjoyed this weeks episodes.

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