These episodes filled up the lack of Yoon Si-yoon scenes in the pilot episode.

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Hyun-jae in 2017

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Yoo Hyun-jae (Yoon Si-yoon) was mysteriously transported to present time, 2017, and every scene was freaking hilarious. I was actually waiting for an epic time travelling scene but Hyun-jae apparently went to the future via stair ride using his own billboard (I don’t how to put into words the hilarity of this scene.) But I’m sensing that Hyun-jae’s time travel is somehow connected to Ji-hoon because their watches stopped upon Hyun-jae’s arrival.

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The cameos of Defconn and Jang Hyuk were also comedy gold. I think I should thank variety show director Yoo Ho-jin for these riotous sequences.

Rivals?

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If MC Drill (Dong Hyun-bae) is Lee Ji-hoon’s(Kim Min-jae) confidante, I’m guessing current industry top idol MJ (Cha Eun-woo) would be his and Hyun-jae’s sort of rival in the near future. MJ doesn’t seem to appreciate his fame as he just dismissed Park Young-Jae’s (Hong Kyung-Min) lecture. Maybe because all of Star Punch Entertainment CEO’s “words of wisdom” came from his wife, Cathy (Lim Ye-jin), who may or may not be part of Hyun-jae’s decision to transfer companies in the past.

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We also met the “intense” Do Hye-ri (Bona) while Ji-hoon and MC Drill were in the practice room. I wonder if she would be the second female lead to rival Choi Woo-Seung (Lee Se-young) for Ji-hoon but this drama’s love line is still unclear at the moment except for the Woo-seungxHyun-jae ship which totally sailed in this episode.

Kiss scenes x3

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Hyun-jae was reunited with his red sedan (which now owned by MC Drill) and drove around present Seoul. He unknowingly brought along Woo-seung who was sleeping at the backseat. Their banters were all very funny specially Hyun-jae’s awe to Woo-seung’s smartphone.

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I’m not sure if it’s because of the antique car or they are just both klutz that they ended up kissing accidentally twice in the car. I mean, TWICE. Two kiss scenes in a span of half an hour. As if that’s not enough there’s another one in front of Ji-hoon when Woo-seung tripped and yep, ended up lip-locking with our tacky and cutie 90s idol. (I have to warn you that I’m leaning towards Woo-seungx Ji-hoon couple.)

The betrayal

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Since most of the episode seemed to be narrated in Hyun-jae’s POV, we finally get some clues on what really happened in the past. He decided to leave World Entertainment and withdrew all his album sales money. Hyun-jae now knew the consequences of his actions in the past – it left Lee Gwang-jae (Cha Tae-hyun) and Lee Soon-tae (Lee Deok-hwa) in financial constraint. I already have theories on where Hyun-jae’s money really went but I’ll keep it to myself for now. There is also this revelation that Hyun-jae died young. He apparently died one year from the date he traveled to the future. This seem to surprise Hyun-jae and I think this is part of the reason why he was suddenly brought to the future. This past-present puzzle balanced out the whole drama, in my own opinion. It gives its viewers something to think about.

Maknae’s episode verdict

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So far so good. The Best Hit has just set all the plot lines in place and I think it is heading to the right direction.

p.s. Monsta X are our new cutie elevator boys.

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