Episode 19 raises the drama; the story is proven to be written well — it understands how getting older means harder decisions and difficult moments in relationships, and the pivot from a free highschool life to the stressful adult world is wonderful to watch.
This recap of Netflix K-Drama series A Love So Beautiful episode 19 contains significant spoilers.
After the last episode, everything looked to be set-up for a smooth transition from giddy school kids to a mature relationship for Cha Heon and Sol-i, but it turns out, rockier roads were around the corner.
At work, a couple of female acquaintances talk to Cha Heon, so Sol-i runs in and makes it known that she’s the girlfriend. Sol-i smiles at her, clearly understanding what she’s doing. Afterwards, Sol-i tells him that he’s always so busy. And then, ironically, he needs to go back to work. Sol-i seems a little fed up as she can barely see him.
Sol-i is job hunting, and Cha Heon is offered a massive opportunity
The episode then flits to 2016. Sol-i calls Cha Heon but she cannot get through to him. He’s too busy with his medical profession. Meanwhile, Sol-i is busy job hunting. An acquaintance offers to help her, but he’s a little too “handsy” in the conversation. Later in the day, she lands an internship interview and excitedly rings Cha Heon, but she cannot get in touch. Meanwhile, Cha Heon is offered a programme in the USA. The problems are escalating very quickly in episode 19,
Sol-i may be making progress, but she’s also caught a nasty cold. The separate life she leads from Cha Heon is also taking its toll, with plenty of missed messages and calls. When Cha Heon tries to call her later, she doesn’t answer.
The next day, Sol-i tries to take on the day despite her cold. She attends her internship interview. The interviewers are harsh on her and wrap it up quickly. Later on, she helps out her acquaintance, but he tries to touch her again and she has to fight him off to get away. On her way home, she hears a few of Cha Heon’s colleagues talk about him going to America, and she’s devastated. This is the big blow in their relationship.
“Let’s break up”
And then the next moment will shock viewers in an unexpected twist in the story.
Cha Heon meets Sol-i and asks about the job interview, but she’s still shocked by what she heard. Sol-i doesn’t accept his hand and tells him they should break up because he’s going to the USA, and wonders why he didn’t tell her. Cha Heon tells her he hasn’t decided yet. Sol-i wonders if she’s a factor in that decision and tries to walk away. But he grabs her. Before they can even talk further, Cha Heon is alerted for ER. He asks her to wait for him. When he reaches the ER, he’s dealing with a traffic accident victim and has to perform CPR. The man dies, and Cha Heon is devastated. He starts sobbing, and someone grabs him to stop.
He runs back from ER, but Sol-i has already gone. He looks around hopelessly.
Cha Heon decides to visit Sol-i, but he learns that she has packed up and left. Their worlds have quickly fallen apart; Cha Heon got understandably complacent with the stresses of his job, while Sol-i felt like she was second fiddle to Cha Heon’s life — you can understand it from both perspectives; right person, wrong time.
A month later, Cha Heon is readying himself to go to America. He rings Sol-i and tells her he’s leaving. He wants her to meet him, but she tells Cha Heon not to wait for her — this hits Cha Heon hard, but he has to accept it.
A Love So Beautiful Episode 19 raises the drama; the story is proven to be written well — it understands how getting older means harder decisions and difficult moments in relationships — the pivot from a free highschool life to the stressful adult world is wonderful to watch.