“Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha” episode 13 and episode 14 are bringing all the pain now that the show is fast approaching its last episodes. We finally get glimpses of the story behind Hong Du-sik’s (Kim Seon-ho) trauma. However, his reluctance to open up about his past is developing cracks in his relationship with Yoon Hye-jin (Shin Min-a).
‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ Episode 13: A Stormy Birth
A lot of things are happening in Gongjin — from celebrating Du-sik’s birthday to our Sikhye couple’s golf date to Ham Yun-kyung giving birth amidst a storm. Episode 13 starts off being light and fun as the villagers throw a birthday party for Du-sik. Hye-jin sees the homemade liquor Du-sik made for her and wonders what it would taste like after a year. Are they hinting on a time jump possibly?
Meanwhile, Hye-jin’s friends who are in town invite the couple to play golf. Du-sik impresses with his stellar looks and golf skills. However, the women are concerned about his YOLO attitude. Hye-jin starts to wonder about Du-sik’s past job and whether he has plans to return to Seoul.
We also see more of the villagers’ stories in this episode. Jang Young-guk, who’s feeling remorseful after belatedly realizing the reason behind his divorce, tries to make amends with his ex-wife Yeo Hwa-jung.
As they prepare for a storm, Choi Geum-cheul draws the ire of his very pregnant wife Ham Yun-kyung due to his insensitive remarks. When Geum-cheul walks out on his wife, Hye-jin finds Yun-kyung alone and having labor pains. Hye-jin is forced to take Yun-kyung to her house since all roads are closed due to floods. A dentist having to assist in childbirth sounds a bit inane but whatever works for the story, right? Witnessing a baby’s birth first hand seems to have let out Hye-jin’s maternal instinct, revealing her desire to have a family with Du-sik in the future.
It seems like all is well at this point until Hye-jin sees a photo of a family in one of Du-sik’s books. Hye-jin gets disappointed when he refuses to tear down his emotional wall. She asks for some time off from their relationship.
‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’ Episode 14: Hidden Past
It’s a bit long overdue but we’re finally learning more about Du-sik’s past. Seon-a, the noona we’ve seen in the flashback, is visiting Gongjin. She seems to be related to Ji Seong-hyun (Lee Sang-yi) who’s still shooting his variety show. We also see more flashbacks of Du-sik and Jeong-u, his close friend and Seon-a’s husband who died.
Hye-jin tells Du-sik that she’s willing to wait until he’s ready to open up to her. It also seems like Du-sik is finally willing to reveal his full story. However, it looks like Du-sik spirals for the worse in the next episode after being confronted by someone who knows his past.
There are a few surprises in this episode, some of which have raised more questions about Du-sik’s past. Why is Seon-a blaming Du-sik for her husband’s death? Who is Kim Gi-hun and why is his son blaming Du-sik for his father becoming a paraplegic? Is Hye-jin going back to Seoul?
We can’t wait to find out the answers to these questions in the last two episodes of “Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.”