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, Sang-yi Lee and Shin Shin Ae, alongside other cast members. Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 6 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 6 recap contains major spoilers –
Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 6 recap:
We pick up Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 6 from where we left off in the last episode. With Hye-jin asking Du-sik whether he’s sure nothing happened between them. Now that she remembers everything, she’s annoyed with him denying the encounter. She goes home and talks to Mi-seon and promises to steer clear of Du-sik.
Meanwhile, Du-sik wonders about what happened between them as well and this seems to be his first kiss, although I am not yet too sure. He thinks about stuff while staring at Hye-jin’s umbrella that she still hasn’t taken! The next day, as Hye-jin goes off to work, she hides her shiny shoes and goes off to get a coffee.
At the café in Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 6, Hye-jin comes across Du-sik who asks her whether she caught a cold. However, she replies coldly (sorry) and asks him to stop showing so much care towards her since it’s annoying. He says that that hurts his feelings – is he not allowed to care either? Man, I am so annoyed with Hye-jin’s hot and cold behaviour. Instead of talking it out, she goes the nuclear route and hurts him.
Anyway, Du-sik comes over for a checkup at Hye-jin’s clinic, immediately making her uncomfortable. She says that his teeth are fine, so why is he here? He says that they need to talk about their relationship. Hye-jin is surprised and Du-sik says that her discomfort is the reason why he played dumb. That for them to become friends, it’s important to get over their biological weaknesses. He adds that these things are pretty common outside Korea so she shouldn’t think so much. However, Hye-jin doesn’t seem to take this to heart and leaves when Mi-seon comes over.
Next, in Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 6, Du-sik meets up with a woman, a picture of which is immediately circulated amongst the townspeople. Hye-jin is annoyed as shit but tries to mask it. Meanwhile, the others just follow Du-sik and his friend around… do these people have no work? Like, who does this?
Anyway, Du-sik overhears Gam-ri beating a thief and rushes to her aid. Turns out, it’s Sung-hyun, and, after the misunderstanding is cleared, they enjoy a meal together. As they dig into the food, they share a few good laughs. It seems like they’re going to be good friends. Anyway, Sung-hyun, obviously, takes the opposite route to what Du-sik tells him, which the latter tries to ignore.
Meanwhile, Hye-jin finds Ju-ri in front of her house at night, while Chun-jae loses his mind since his daughter ran away with all the money. Du-sik finds her at Hye-jin’s place and is pissed. However, Ju-ri pushes Hye-jin into Du-sik and while the two tumble, she runs into her bedroom. Anyway, Hye-jin rudely tells Du-sik to get lost and informs Chun-jae that his daughter will stay with her.
The two share a heartfelt conversation about their mothers and running away from home in Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 6, while Du-sik goes to meet a heartbroken Chun-jae. It’s a bittersweet moment, where both father and daughter are correct in their places. Chun-jae also talks to Du-sik about his fears as a parent of a teenage daughter. However, he also tells him to date Hye-jin… or anyone for that matter. Du-sik, however, declines and leaves.
Once home, Du-sik thinks about Hye-jin and then cries about his parents. The next day, Hye-jin goes to drop Ju-ri off and runs away when she gets caught in a fight between the family. Once outside the café, she spots Du-sik with the same woman as before and is visibly miffed.
At the neighbourhood meeting, when Hye-jin does not sit beside Du-sik, he looks a bit upset. However, shit really hits the fan in Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 6 when the attendees start making fun of Du-sik and Hye-jin’s relationship and the latter tells them off saying that there’s nothing going on between them. Everyone is visibly shocked, so is Du-sik. Hye-jin then does the ultimate “I am a grownup!” thing and gets up and leaves.
Du-sik follows her out and asks her not to take the gossip seriously. Since there’s nothing going on anyway, it doesn’t matter. However, Hye-jin refuses to take it lightly and tells Du-sik that she doesn’t want him to cross the line and neither does she think of them as friends. She also adds that he exhausts her and that she’d rather that they don’t interact as often. Du-sik is disappointed, tells her that he’d thought that she’d changed, gives her back her umbrella and promptly leaves. Classic Hye-jin going overboard with everything.
Anyway, everyone is super excited for the singing contest in Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 6. The Lighthouse Singing Contest is going to be a big deal, it seems! Hye-jin and Mi-seon bump into Du-sik and tries to ignore him, but when he ignores her, she’s all shades of huffy. Chun-jae starts off the contest by professing his affection for his daughter and a song. Obviously, everyone is happy about it and it’s overall such a happy vibe.
Anyway, Hye-jin and Du-sik find Ju-ri with an injured leg but the latter is adamant about performing. They get to know why she is desperate to get braces – yes, it’s for a boy. As she is unable to perform and freezes on-stage, Hye-jin and Du-sik join her in Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 6. The performance is horrifying but well, A+ for trying at least!
They didn’t win, but Hye-jin agrees to do Ju-ri’s braces. However, the biggest shock comes in the form of DOS performing. Ju-ri isn’t the one loses their minds. So does Hye-jin. Honestly, I loved it too! It was awesome and I agree with Ju-ri, they’re handsome!
After everything is done in Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 6, Du-sik comes to talk to Hye-jin and asks her to comfortably cross the line. Hye-jin seems to like that idea. Meanwhile, Ju-ri meets JUNE, who recognizes her from the café when she called him a fake. Incidentally, he recognizes her for her tooth that she so desperately wants to change. And I must agree with Ju-ri, JUNE is cute af!
Seeing Ju-ri and Chun-jae share a moment, Hye-jin remembers the time when she ran away and how her father reacted when she came home. She calls her father and they talk about the plant that he sent her. On the way, she bumps into Du-sik who says that although he came close to hating her again, what she did for Ju-ri earned his respect. Since, you know, he doesn’t become friends with just anyone.
As the fireworks go off, Du-sik looks at the glowing Hye-jin, who is engrossed with the fireworks. However, an untimely push results in Du-sik toppling over and both Hye-jin and Sung-hyun catching him. It turns out that Sung-hyun has been looking for her throughout the town and they have a connection from before.
Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 6 ends with the audience getting to know that Du-sik and Hye-jin have run into each other before as well.
Hometown Cha Cha Cha episode 6 is a balanced episode. Again, with some light problems, lots of emotions and fun and banter. The contest was a really good place to see some genuine talents and a place to create some funny moments. However, it also gave us the love triangle that we have been expecting since the last few episodes. And, if the precap is to be believed, it’s coming up soon!
However, I have a feeling that it’s going to turn into another Nevertheless tale with introducing and looking into another character in love with the female lead just because. It probably won’t end up with them together, but at this early stage, anything can happen. However, I am firmly Team Du-sik at this point, so let’s see.
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is streaming on Netflix.
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