My heart aches for Seo Chan-young oppa (Lee Seo-won). I know he’s always acting insecure and jealous, but Sole Music director Choi Jin-hyuk’s (Lee Jung-jin) betrayal is JUST. TOO. MUCH. He didn’t deserve it.
Mr. Choi confronted WHO Entertainment CEO Yoo Hyun-jung (Park Ji-young) for offering Yoon So-rim (Joy of Red Velvet) and Kang Han-gyeol (Lee Hyun-woo) a team-up project behind his back. In return, Ms. Yoon challenged Mr. Choi to prove to her Sole Music’s worth or else it will be dissolved.
Agitated by Ms. Yoo’s challenge, Mr. Choi went to Han-gyeol to ask him to create a song for Mush & Co as soon as possible. He also told him that he will now be the rookie band’s producer, which Han-gyeol declined because he thought it’s unjust. Frustrated, Mr. Choi decided to use Han-gyeol’s song as Mush & Co’s performance piece on the TV show Music Sketchbook. He also wanted Baek Jin-woo (Song Kang) and Lee Kyu-seon (Park Jong-hyuk) to just pretend playing instruments on stage with So-rim the only one performing live. They protested, but Mr. Choi asserted they need to lie to survive in the industry just like what Crude Play has been doing all this time. He also assured Mush & Co that Han-gyeol and Chan-young are aware of it but the truth is they’re not.
So when the TV performance came, Han-gyeol and Chan-young were shocked as hell with the latter thinking the former had something to do with it. Chan-young stormed to the backstage to confront Mr. Choi. There they had a heated argument where Mr. Choi reminded Chan-young that he’s only a bassist, and that’s the only thing he’s better than Han-gyeol. Harsh words, I know. Chan-young walked out and left Crude Play hanging minutes before their Music Sketchbook performance. So-rim tried to convince Chan-young to go back but he refused, and instead hugged her and asked her to stay with him. In the end, Han-gyeol was forced to reveal his identity as K and fill in for Chan-yeong as bassist in order to save Crude Play.
I hate how Mr. Choi’s selfish decisions fueled Chan-young’s insecurity with Han-gyeol when in fact, there’s no reason for him to feel that way. They’re both excellent at what they do—Chan-young being a bass guitarist and Han-gyeol being a music producer. Chan-young should also realize that the Crude Play boys don’t consider him as a mere stand-in but a true part of the band. I think it’s only normal for the boys to be a bit closer with Han-gyeol because they’ve been friends since high school, but that doesn’t mean that Han-gyeol is more important to them.
I also look forward to that day when Crude Play will finally be able to play their music live for their fans. Because who cares if it isn’t perfect? Flaws are what make things beautiful and genuine.
Four more episodes left, and the only thing we can do is hope for everyone to get what they deserve.