My First First Love Roundup: Episode 3

Tae-oh shows up at the police station as Song-yi’s guardian and resolves the situation. Do-hyun notices how close the two friends are. On the way back home, Tae-oh stops his scooter in the middle of a playground and asks why Song-yi avoided his calls all day and if she was trying to commit suicide. When she denies, Tae-oh gets frustrated and demands why she didn’t just tell him about her troubles. Song-yi breaks down while telling him that she didn’t want to look pathetic or be a burden to him. Tae-oh softens and apologizes for not realizing she was having a hard time even though they are best friends. He tells her to never keep a secret from him again. They go home and Tae-oh lets Song-yi sleep in his room for the night.

The next day, Tae-oh and his three lodgers gather to discuss their lodging arrangements. When Ga-rin and Hoon protest at Song-yi getting to stay when they can’t, Song-yi narrates the story of her mom leaving her and her house being sold off to get them to melt. Song-yi delegates work to the three of them, taking charge of the cooking and asking Hoon and Ga-rin to help with cleaning. Tae-oh is still in disbelief about having three of his friends stay but they turn on their aegyo and our soft-hearted hero finds himself unable to refuse.

Do-hyun brings back Song-yi’s suitcase to Tae-oh’s house and tells her he lied to Tae-oh about why they were together last night, to keep her from being in a tight spot. Her heart skips a beat when he comes a little too close while dropping the suitcase. Hoon takes Ga-rin on her first ever bus ride. Tae-oh tells Do-hyun that he and Song-yi are almost like family but he wishes someone would date her because he can’t always look out for her.

Tae-oh is still making efforts to woo Se-hyeon. He drops honorifics with her, explaining that he wants her to see him as a man. When she refuses to let him join her film club, he offers dessert as bribe and wins her heart. Do-hyun and Song-yi bump into each other at lunch because the shifts of their part-time jobs overlap with lunch hours. The cafeteria is full, so Do-hyun takes her to the college terrace where they have lunch while enjoying a nice view. Do-hyun notices the scratches on Song-yi’s hands, they talk about their respective majors, and she tells him he’s a fun person.

Tae-oh drops Se-hyeon home on his scooter. Hoon brings Ga-rin along to be an extra at a drama shooting. Their instructions are simple—they have to behave as normally as possible, but Hoon realizes that Ga-rin’s normal is very different from everyone else’s. They end up getting kicked off the sets. Ga-rin asks Hoon how he was composed even when he was being insulted. His lecture on the worthlessness of losing one’s temper strikes a chord with her and she decides to follow him around.

Tae-oh drops Se-hyeon off and returns home to find Hoon using his weights. Hoon asks him for permission to write his number on audition applications and Tae-oh scoffs that Hoon really knows how to freeload. Song-yi becomes roommates with Ga-rin, but finds herself unable to sleep because her new roommate is a heavy snorer. She goes to the terrace and bumps into Tae-oh, and the two discuss his blind date over beer. Song-yi calls Se-hyeon a psycho for ruining someone’s blind date, but Tae-oh can’t stop singing her praises. Song-yi tells him she’ll cook something for him as a token of her gratitude for letting her stay, but Tae-oh just jokes that people might mistake them for a couple and teases her about being perpetually single again. They fight like kids, dousing each other in beer.

Song-yi gets lumped together in a group project with Se-hyeon, who is once again rude to her. Se-hyeon ditches the group when a man in a fancy car arrives to pick her up and her friends discuss Se-hyeon’s many boyfriends. At her library job, Song-yi keeps looking for Do-hyun. He finally turns up when she needs help getting a book from a high shelf. He gives her a plaster for the scratches on her hands and she can’t stop smiling.

Tae-oh goes to dinner with his family. His step-mom brings up Song-yi’s mom, complaining about the money she owes them from not paying rent. She gossips about how Song-yi’s mom borrowed money and had an affair, annoying Tae-oh, who asks her to be careful with the rumors around Song-yi. When his father only worries about his money, Tae-oh calls him a loan shark.

Song-yi diligently works on her assignment at home. She gets a call from a friend offering her a chance to go on a blind date, but she declines, saying that there’s a guy she’s interested in. She says this guy has been helping her during hard times. Tae-oh overhears her and thinks she’s talking about him.

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Indoor Enthusiast (Esha) is a staff writer at Kdramapal. She is responsible for bringing all the latest happenings in Kdramaland, as well as features and recaps of currently airing dramas, to the readers of the site. As a gender studies student, she loves analyzing K-dramas through the lens of gender politics and social justice. You're most likely to find her droning on and on about how Ji Hae-soo from It's Okay That's Love and Sung Bora from Reply 1988 are the best heroines to ever grace our screens. Her favorite dramas tend to be thrillers like Secret Forest and Signal, as well as heartwarming shows like Misaeng. When not in the mood for either of those, you can find her binging on shows about female friendships a la Age of Youth or rom-coms that come with sprinklings of feminism, like Because This Life Is My First. She lives in India, spends all her free time reading books, and would love nothing more than to meet Gong Hyo-jin and sign away her life's earnings to the actress. Indoor Enthusiast can be reached at [email protected]

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