Love is a choice. Although not absolutely, we get to choose who, when and how we love. Episode 10 delves deeply into the concept of love.
Select Scenes from Episode 10
1. Driving Around
Seo Dae-young: Have you ever thought about leaving the army and finding a new job?
Yoon Myeong–ju: Are you talking about me?
Seo Dae-young: I am talking about myself.
Yoon Myeong–ju: What do you mean?
Seo Dae-young: I perform dangerous jobs. And we spend a lot of time apart.
Yoon Myeong-ju: Are you saying that because of me? Are you thinking about that because of me?
Seo Dae-young: I’m talking about it because of us.
Yoon Myeong-ju: It seems like I’m supposed to be moved now. But I’m okay. I just love the way you are. It doesn’t matter to me whether you’re in uniform or not. There is no difference. Don’t take your uniform off without my consent, okay?
This has got to be one of the most exciting and sweetest scenes involving the secondary couple of the series. Yoon Myeong-ju and Seo Dae-yeong usually make it appear like they are not that sweet kind of couple as she always comes off strong while the sergeant tries to suppress his real feelings towards her. They find themselves in a complicated love story since they have to protect their respective positions and Yoo Myeong-ju’s father does not approve of their relationship. Despite the melting words Seo Dae-young said to Yoon Myeong-ju, she acts as if she wasn’t swept off her feet with what he said and just enjoys the moment.
2. To Tie Her Hair
Yoo Shi-jin: *reaches for her hair to tie it for her*
Kang Mo-yeon: Hold it. I didn’t wash my hair today.
Yoo Shi-jin: Why? Did you run out of water? I already know you don’t wash your hair so often.
Kang Mo-yeon: That’s not me.
Yoo Shi-jin: When do I get to see the real Mo Yeon? *Proceeds to tie Dr. Kang’s hair*
Kang Mo-yeon: I can do that myself.
Yoo Shi-jin: Love compels us to do things for others that they can do themselves.
Kang Mo-yeon: I will do something for you later, too. I will do something that you can do yourself.
Yoo Shi-jin: You better keep your promise.
This is another scene wherein the two leads made my heart swell up with sweetness and happiness. The writers of the drama deserve to be commended for making the right words in the right timing. How Yoo Shi-jin describes love and what persons in love should do for each other is one of the most unforgettable quotes from the hit Korean drama. Have you had anyone who would do something for you even if you can do it yourself? I have and I can attest that it is one of the most wonderful feelings one could feel in a lifetime.
3. That Pair of Shoes That Does Not Fit
Dr. Song Sang-hyun: Hey. Did you receive anything?
Nurse Ha Ja-ae: Why are you asking about me? Surprisingly, there’s something here for you. Who’s it from?
Dr. Song Sang-hyun: Me. This is for you. Your size is 240 mm, right?
Nurse Ha Ja-ae: Doctor Song
Dr. Song Sang-hyun: Don’t thank me.
Nurse Ha Ja-ae: I wear 230 mm.
Dr. Song Sang-hyun: It’s okay, no one knows that.
Nurse Ha Ja-ae: I do!
The rom-com genre of the Descendants of the Sun is sometimes fed by these two characters who know that they feel something for each other but sometimes end up bickering due to differing opinions. This scene is also very memorable as it gives viewers the much needed comedic relief after the disastrous scenes.
4. The Death of Captain Yoo and Sergeant Seo
Do you remember this funny scene where a package for Seo Dae-young arrives and brings him and Yoo Shi-jin trouble? As Dr. Kang announces the package for Sergeant Seo, it is funny that Myeong-ju discovers what the package is the same time Captain Yoo and Sergeant Seo recalls that they would get killed if anyone gets to know what the box has and where it came from. It is very funny to see the two soldiers run for their lives and answer differently when asked about the box. Is this one of your favorite scenes from Episode 10, too?
5. In Sickness and In Health
In contrast to the fourth scene, the ending of this episode is rather depressing. Seo Dae-young barges into the place where Kang Mo-yeon and Yoon Myeong-ju are held in quarantine and hugs Myeong-ju tightly. Seo Dae-young doesn’t care if she tested positive for the M3 virus but is much worried about what will happen to her.
Focus: Selected Casts
The success of the Descendants of the Sun is definitely not a one-man show. Aside from the main casts, the director and writers, there are other people with whom we are curious about.
The strict commander Park Byung-soo who always blames Dr. Kang for ruining Captain Yoo’s career was played by actor Kim Byung-chul. Before DOTS, he starred in 2015 Missing Noir M. After the KBS hit series, he got a lot of drama projects such as Mrs. Cop 2, Love in the Moonlight, Shopping King Louis, Goblin, Ruler: Master of the Mask, and Tunnel. He is most remembered for his scary and unlikable character in another hit series Goblin. He portrayed as the powerful and evil ghost of the eunuch who manipulated the Grim Reaper in his past life played by Lee Dong-wook. He also appeared in the recent movie Musudan.
Kim Min-suk portrayed as one of the soldiers in Descendants of the Sun named Kim Ki-bum. After auditioning for Superstar K in 2011, he discovered that he wanted to act and landed his first role in the 2012 tVN drama Shut Up! Flower Boy Band. After DOTS, he was offered a role in two of the SBS hit dramas, Doctors in 2016 and Defendant in 2017. He even won the New Star Award during the 2016 SBS Drama Awards for the popular series Doctors.
Nurse Ha Ja-ae was played by actress Seo Jung-Yeon. The person who played the selfless and serious nurse was also seen in dramas Valid Love, Bubblegum and She Was Pretty among others, even before DOTS. After her involvement in DOTS, she took on different minor roles in dramas like Second to Last Love, Love in the Moonlight, Chief Kim and most recently, in Defendant.
Onew is more popular as a singer than an actor but he did really well in the DOTS series. He started his career with S.M. entertainment as one of the lead vocalists of SHINee, a very popular KPOP group. Prior to DOTS, he had roles in the dramas Royal Villa, Pure Love, and Dr. Champ. During the 2016 Scene Stealer Festival, Onew grabbed the Newcomer Scene Stealer Award in the Male Category for his performance in DOTS.
The patient who was in conflict with Dr. Lee Chi-hoon and who knew about the diamonds was portrayed by Lee Yi-kyung. The actor played minor roles in popular dramas such as Heartstrings, School 2013, Nine: Nine Times Time Travel, My Love From the Star and You’re All Surrounded. He also took part of the JTBC drama Mirror of the Witch, which came shortly after the DOTS project. In 2017, Lee Yi-kyung starred in the web series Ruby, Ruby Love under the fashion and lifestyle pay TV channel OnStyle.
David Lee McInnis
The American actor played a protagonist role in the series named Argus. He was born on December 12, 1973 and initially tried to enter the entertainment business in Los Angeles and New York. Aside from DOTS, he was seen in dramas such as Air City, Iris, Iris II and Gu Family Book, all containing an action theme. His most recent drama exposure is in the 2017 action drama Man to Man.
One of the most handsome doctors in the series was Daniel Spencer, played by Cho Tae-kwan. Interestingly, Descendants of the Sun is his first ever acting project. He also auditioned for Superstar K in 2014 but wasn’t able to make it to the Top 10. His ultimate dream is to be a singer.
Actor Lee Seung-joon played the role of doctor Song Sang-hyun in the hit 2016 drama. He was born on Feb. 11, 1973, and has appeared in many movies and dramas. He had roles in the movies like Cart, Whistle Blower, Roaring Currents, Obsessed, An Ethics Lesson, and much more. Aside from his 2016 drama Descendants of the Sun, he also starred in Bubblegum, Let’s Eat 2, Hyde, Jekyll, Me and Misaeng. His most recent drama appearances are with Babysitter and Wanted.
He played the role of the North Korean soldier who saved the male leading characters Captain Yoo Shi-jin and Sergeant Seo Dae-young. He was on dramas Reply 1994, Inspiring Generation, Maids, Persevere, Goo Hae-ra, Mrs. Cop and his most recent drama after Descendants of the Sun is The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop.
The actress played the role of Dr. Pyo Ji-Soo, the best friend of Dr. Kang Mo-yeon. Her acting career on television includes Beethoven Virus, IRIS, I am Legend, Ohlala Couple, Angel Eyes, and Mama. As for the big screen, she starred in the flicks Take Off, Sky and Ocean, Perfect Game, Love 911, and You Call It Passion. She also has a great voice and belted out those high notes when she sang at the variety show called God’s Voice.
All cast of this phenomenal drama contributed to the success of DOTS. Their involvement in the series also exposed them to different opportunities and new project offerings.
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- Descendants of the Sun A Year After Part 12
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