To my star 2: our untold stories

Episode 10

After Ji-woo finally apologizes to Seo-joon and promises to stay close until the actor takes him back, Seo-joon’s anger begins to soften. Ji-woo approaches Seo-joon and asks for a hug. They end up kissing and Ji-woo starts crying.

He apologizes for causing Seo-joon so much pain. Seo-joon berates him, asking the guy to forget about Sung-yoon now that they are back together. Seo-joon asks Ji-woo to be alone when they were together.

Ji-woo states that after his parents died, he feels guilty for being happy when he is alone. Being with Seo-joon made him happy, which is why he hated being alone. Seo-joon begins to tear himself apart, and the pair reconcile by inventing new rules for their relationship.

Ji-woo returns the necklace to Seo-joon after digging it up from where he buried it. Seo-joon puts the necklace on Ji-woo and the two kiss for a while. The couple are apparently back to normal as they text. The episode returns to a scene from the beginning of the series where the couple wake up together and spend the days in each other’s company.

Seo-joon helps Ji-woo with his business and Yoo-ha misses seeing Ji-woo. Seo-joon keeps asking Ji-woo to express her feelings for him to remind Ji-woo of their love. Ji-woo returns to the village and meets Yoo-ha. Back home, Seo-joon is very happy.

He calls Pil-hyun and says there is no point in doing the interview saying he will take a break until the scandal subsides. Ji-woo confronts Yoo-ha’s classmate who started the rumor about him and forgives him. Yoo-ha teaches him a lesson and warns him against lying.

Pil-hyun and his girlfriend ask the assistant director on set to report the director who lied about Seo-joon having an attitude problem. Pil-hyun is on his own when his girlfriend leaves for work but he states that he is happy too. Seo-joon and Ji-woo are very happy together. Articles about Ji-woo’s parents turn out to be fake.

The assistant director along with other cast members of Seo-joon’s film expose the director’s inconsistent personality via social media. Ji-woo read the article and is happy. Later that night, the pair alongside Yoo-ha, Da-kyung, and Sung-yoon reunite for dinner at Ji-woo’s house.

Sung-yoon reveals that she is leaving soon. Ji-woo wishes him the best. That night, Ji-woo plans an outing in order to help Seo-joon not get exhausted. He mentions that he will close his restaurant on Monday and Tuesday and spend the two days with him in Seoul so that Seo-joon doesn’t have to travel so long. Seo-joon says he will always travel to meet Ji-woo whenever he wants.

Seo-joon mentions that even though they had very different personalities, he fell in love with Ji-woo instantly and will never let go despite their many struggles. Ji-woo recounts Seo-joon’s trauma about breaking glass that dates back to Seo-joon’s second project as a child actor.

At the time, Ji-woo was set to play the role of a depressive patient about to commit suicide. Due to the gravity of the role and the fact that it takes place alone in a depressing environment, Seo-joon’s senses are piqued. Suddenly, one of the spotlights on set breaks and Seo-joon ends up suffering trauma.

Today, Ji-woo reassures Seo-joon that he would be fine and that they know each other now. They start kissing and are eventually disturbed by Da-kyung. After that night, they fall asleep in each other’s arms. Seo-joon is happy to go to work and for now, Pil-hyun is the actor’s manager and driver.

The film’s director is replaced by the assistant director, and Seo-joon is back as the main chef. The video Seo-joon calls Ji-woo whenever he is at work. Sung-yoon eventually leaves the village to return to the United States. Ji-woo is finally happy to work at the restaurant.

Pil-hyun and Ho-min join the couple for a meal at the restaurant and the four reunite. After the two leave, Seo-joon and Ji-woo empty the restaurant and fight to take out the trash. Upon opening the door, they find a present left by Sung-yoon. She made them matching bracelets.

Seo-joon jokes that Ji-woo is wearing both the bracelet and the necklace, causing the pair to playfully bicker. One day, Seo-joon is surprised by Ji-woo as the chef is driving the actor to work on his day off. Ji-woo helps Seo-joon with his handkerchief when he spills something on himself.

The actor asks who owns the handkerchief when Ji-woo mentions that Pil-hyun gave it to him at his parents’ funeral. Seo-joon states that the handkerchief was his, the one he gave Pil-hyun to a crying boy. Ji-woo isn’t ready to believe it but Seo-joon continues to persuade him to believe that their universes are somehow connected.

The episode review

The show has been on a rough ride starting from episode 1. After loving Seo-joon and Ji-woo for their complicated yet simple romantic journey, in addition to finding each other, I feel like season 2 has been a success and a failure on the part of the creators. The season seemed useless to a season 1 rather well concluded.

However, what’s not to love when two people love each other so much that nothing can separate them? Seo-joon’s sheer dedication to staying with Ji-woo until he takes over the former is very nagging in real life, but in the context of this story, I think it could work.

I think Pil-hyun really deserved better and was wronged in both seasons 1 and 2 with a half-ass personal relationship. Sung-yoon was a good but seemingly unnecessary addition, but I understand the creators are trying to show a shift in Ji-woo’s sexual preferences and gray area that makes us wonder if he’s actually gay or straight.

The show ended with another happy ending and I hope there will be new BL shows with a regular runtime like that of regular K-dramas due to the shortage of same-sex stories in the Korean drama genre.

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