Hometown Cha Cha Cha, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha or Gaetmaeul Chachacha is a Korean drama series directed by Yoo Je Won and starring Shin Min-a, Kim Seon-Ho, Lee Sang-yi and Shin Shin Ae, alongside other cast members. Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 14 is 79 minutes long.
The Netflix description reads:
A big-city dentist opens up a practice in a close-knit seaside village, home to a charming jack-of-all-trades who is her polar opposite in every way.
– Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 14 recap contains major spoilers –
Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 14 recap:
Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 14 starts at last episode’s heartbreaking moment – with Hye-jin imploring Du-sik to open up to her but him unable to. As Hye-jin leaves Du-sik’s home, he stands there crying. Hye-jin is heartbroken too.
Walking down the road crying, she meets Hwa-jeong and when she asks her what’s wrong, she blurts out that she forgot to pay rent. Asking her not to cry, she takes her to have breakfast and there they chat about Du-sik’s past. It’s something that Hwa-jeong doesn’t know a lot about though, but she informs her that she remembers how he looked the first day he came back – like someone who had let go of everything.
However, Hwa-jeong tells her that Du-sik looks very happy now. Not everyone finds the same things difficult. However, she can be Du-sik’s rock, someone he can open up to. It’s something for Hye-jin to think about. Meanwhile, in Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 14, Du-sik gets called to help someone. On the way, his path crosses Seon-a’s car but neither notice the other.
Meanwhile, Hye-jin wakes up from her nap to find missed calls from Du-sik in Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 14. She calls him back and asks him for space – not to break up, but so that he can come to terms with his past and thus share it with her as well. Du-sik seems heartbroken, and so is Hye-jin.
Later, in Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 14, Hye-jin and Du-sik’s paths cross at the neighbourhood cleaning drive. She asks him whether he has anything to tell him. He stays quiet and Hye-jin leaves disappointed.
The next day, Seong-hyeon gets to know about Du-sik and Hye-jin’s relationship troubles. He goes off to meet him and they discuss what went wrong between them. Seong-hyeon tells him to be honest and to let Hye-jin know the kind of person he is. When he asks him whether she’ll be disappointed to know the real him, Seong-hyeon tells him that she will definitely accept him for who he is.
That day, in Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 14, Hye-jin comes back to find a package waiting for her. It’s from her parents and the food reminds her of the time Du-sik spent with her family and Hwa-jeong’s words. Meanwhile, Du-sik thinks back to the time when his friend held a service for his grandfather’s death anniversary and about Seon-a.
We finally know what the horrible incident in his life was – his friend, Jeong-u, died and Seon-a, his wife, blamed him for it. No, she said, and I quote, “You should’ve died instead.” Oof, harsh. The picture that Hye-jin found last day, was of them with their child.
As Du-sik is thinking back to the time in Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 14, Hye-jin visits him. She says that she’s not someone with a lot of patience, but despite what has happened, she will wait for him to open up to her, if he promises to open up to her someday. With that, they end their break.
Du-sik talks to Gam-ri about his predicament. She tells him to live his life without worries – he deserves to think about himself and be happy. Du-sik seems to take her advice well. However, Hye-jin gets a call that an acquaintance is going to recommend her for a job as a clinical professor in Seoul.
Celebrating the end of the shoot, there’s a grand feast where Seong-hyeon is forced to sing a song. Du-sik takes Hye-jin off to talk to her right after where he asks her whether she will have time to listen to a very long story. She says that he can talk all night.
When they come back to the feast site, Do-ha confronts Du-sik and asks him whether he worked at YK Asset Management. Du-sik is shocked and unable to say anything. Do-ha further asks whether he knows his father. We then see a flashback where Du-sik gives Kim Gi-hun, Do-ha’s father, an extra milk carton. We also know that Gi-hun is suffering from some disease. We don’t know exactly what happened but maybe it had something to do with the milk? Either way, Do-ha punches Du-sik.
- Eun-cheol gifts Mi-seon a dress and she is left feeling a bit uncomfortable with his constant gifting. She later wonders whether he is taking bribes to fund the gifting.
- Cho-hui’s secret affection for Hwa-jeong is revealed.
- Hwa-jeong and Nam-suk talk about the former’s regrets.
So, clearly, there’s something dark in Du-sik’s past. The next episode will open everything up for us. But I must wonder whether the milk did something to Do-ha’s father? Either way, the episode had a massive revelation for us and ended on a tense note. The next two episodes, although the last, are going to be really interesting to watch.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is streaming on Netflix.
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