Episode 18 proves strength in this series post-high school as the characters get accustomed to a more mature life. It’s good to see the characters grow up a little.
This recap of Netflix K-Drama series A Love So Beautiful episode 18 contains significant spoilers.
After the last episode, where Sol-i and Cha Heon shared their first, drunken kiss, this chapter begins with the pair enjoying themselves at a pub with med students. During a spin the bottle, another student is about to reveal that she likes Cha Heon, so Sol-i distracts the situation and pretends to have a stomach ache. Cha Heon reveals that Sol-i is his girlfriend and he needs to help her. As they walk home, Sol-i asks him if he meant it, that she’s his girlfriend. Cha Heon confirms that he did. They are official. Sol-i is over-the-moon. It’s only taken them 18 episodes, but they finally made it.
Sol-i doesn’t remember their first kiss
The next scene confirms that Sol-i believes they’ve only held hands — she doesn’t remember the drunken kiss. Ha-young wants to teach her the ropes. Later on, at a restaurant, Cha Heon asks Sol-i to stay with him for the night, and she is increasingly anxious. Cha Heon changes the tone and says he wants her to stay at the library with him — it’s difficult to gauge who backed out of this situation; I’m sure Sol-i would have overcome her anxiety eventually. Later on, at the park bench, Cha Heon kisses Sol-i on the cheek, and she gets embarrassed. They are both excited to be around each other.
Ha-young gets hit on a lot
We learn how insecure Jin-hwan gets in A Love So Beautiful Episode 18, but it’s no surprise when he has his childhood sweetheart.
In a cafe, a man hits on Ha-young and Jin-hwan gets super jealous and confronts the man. Jin-hwan learns that Ha-young gets hit on a lot and he is a little irritated and shouts around the cafe in her defense. Ha-young kisses him on the cheek to reassure him. I think this character needs to calm down a little!
Jin-hwan breaks up with Ha-young
Jin-hwan’s health problems persist, but the way he handles obstacles in his relationship is still immature — you get the feeling in future episodes, this will come back to bite him.
At the hospital, Cha Heon visits Jin-hwan on his hospital bed and asks him when he will tell Ha-young about his latest condition. Jin-hwan asks his friend to keep it a secret. At a cafe, Jin-hwan gives Ha-young a ring and asks her if they can break up because they are getting sick of each other. Ha-young is understandably upset, but Jin-hwan walks off. He’s obviously lying so he doesn’t put her through his health condition. In the next scene, Sol-i and Cha Heon visit him as he prepares for surgery.
Ha-young turns up, and Jin-hwan is shocked. She knew what he was going through. She tells him it’s okay as long as he survives and that she will wait until after surgery. Jin-hwan wells up. The scene then flits to June 2014, and Ha-young is sitting on Jin-hwan’s old hospital bed. Her love and care for him are apparent.
A Love So Beautiful Episode 18 proves strength in this series post-high school as the characters get accustomed to a more mature life. It’s good to see the characters grow up a little.