Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol episode 5 keeps it light despite a darker subplot emerging about Sunwoo Jun.
This recap of Netflix K-drama series Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol episode 5 contains significant spoilers.
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After a disheartening episode of Private Lives, at least Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol is light and easy to follow.
Episode 5 opens with the same scene episode 4 ended with; Sunwoo Jun experiencing a traumatic memory and he asks Ra-ra to stay. Ra-ra tells him that everything is okay. Sunwoo Jun suddenly tells her is fine and tells Ra-ra that she can leave.
Ra-ra and Jun talk about dreams
In a chapter that ends strangely, Ra-ra and Jun appear to be growing closer in episode 5, with Eun-seok not as competitive.
Ra-ra tries to encourage Jun to open up on his sorrows as it will be helpful. Ra-ra tells Jun that her dream is to have a prime beef tenderloin. Jun chooses not to have dreams but finds hers very strange. When Ra-ra goes to bed, Jun tucks her in.
Teaching for free
Ra-ra has her first official student; the elderly man from episode 3 who asked her to play “A Maiden’s Prayer” for his deceased wife. He wants to learn that piece; however, as he is skint, Ra-ra offers to do it for free.
The rivalry continues
Although Eun-seok has calmed down somewhat for episode 5, the rivalry to win Ra-ra’s heart continues.
Eun-seok is in Jun’s cafe that he works in and he keeps looking at him. He asks Jun if he was sick as Ra-ra claimed he was the night before. Eun-seok is still getting under Jun’s skin. We later learn that Eun-seok left Ra-ra her favourite face cream. He’s trying to be as romantic as possible.
Ra-ra asks Eun-seok why he became a doctor if he’s so good at piano. He tells her that he was too smart. She calls him a show-off and asks why he doesn’t just play the piano as a hobby.
She’s got a good point.
Eun-seok, Ra-ra, Ha-yeong and her friend from school all eat together. Eun-seok reveals that he was married, but then he got divorced. Jun walks in, and he also learns that Eun-seok is divorced.
Flowers have been delivered to the beauty salon, and they wonder if it’s from the “dodosolsollalasol” Instagram account. Outside, a man in a suit in the shadows stands there sinisterly.
Late-night phone calls
Later in the night, Jun and Ra-ra enjoy a phone call. She tells him she can get her car soon. Jun gets flustered when she asks why he called. He says “Good night” as he’s so shy.
As episode 5 edges near to the end, his secret gets closer to the audience.
Jun’s mother begs Detective Kang to find her son. She rings Director Chu and tells him she’s paid a hefty amount — she’s fuming. She doesn’t want her husband to find out that she’s trying to find Sunwoo Jun. The mother gives the man more money. Ra-ra ends up bumping into Director Chu, and Jun watches from a distance.
The car arrives
Ra-ra’s car arrives, so she gets in it with Sunwoo Jun. She shows him a teddy that’s in the glove box that her father gave her — she evidently has many memories in this car. They go driving together. Late on, Ra-ra falls asleep in the car — Sook-Kyeong asks Ha-yeong to wake up, but she ends up joining her and sleeping.
Cherishing the car
The next day, Ra-ra tries selling the car as she needs the money; she has so many memories in that car that she’s hesitant. Jun intervenes and tells the car salesman that she isn’t selling it. Jun then tells Ra-ra that he wants her to be his driver and explains that it’s sad to lose something you cherish (referring to her car). He then talks about a friend and how he died.
Ra-ra tells Jun that he should cry when he wants and let it all out. Jun begins to cry which makes Ra-ra cry — “I’m sad because you’re crying”.
Eun-seok goes to another hospital to meet a Dr. Park Chun-ho. While on his way out, he sees a photo on a noticeboard that grabs his attention. The organization is “Sharing Hope By Giving”. He sees Sunwoo Jun. A doctor explains to him that Jun’s father is the director, the only son of the Sunwoo Foundation family. Rumour has it that Jun has gone to a prestigious high school known for sending many students to med school. He also learns that he’s in twelfth grade.
Well, this makes the story rather uncomfortable — especially the ending.
As the chapter ends, Jun enters the piano academy, and Ra-ra believes he’s acting strange so walks right up to him. She thinks he’s grown a little taller and wonders how he can grow at 24 years old. Ra-ra measures his height and nearly falls over; Jun grabs her by the waist, and they have a moment. He goes in for the kiss and then it ends.
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol episode 5 keeps it light despite a darker subplot emerging about Sunwoo Jun. It poses many questions for future episodes:
Will Eun-seok reveal Jun’s secret to everyone?
Why did Jun run away?
Will Jun run away again now that he knows his secret is out?
- Sook-Kyeong gossips about Ra-ra and Sunwoo Jun with her friends.
- Ha-yeong is convinced she loves Sunwoo and wants to confess to him.
- Eun-seok meets up with Oh Yeong-ju, and they seem to have a history. Eun-seok gets frustrated with her. Oh Yeong-ju stalks him, and Sook-Kyeong catches her and ends up doing her hair.
- While playing the piano, Ra-ra can smell vegetable pancakes from the beauty salon; she finds a door between her academy and the salon and smashes through. The door was papered up by wallpaper.
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