Twenty-Five Twenty-One (스물다섯 스물하나) is a Korean drama TV series directed by Jung Ji-hyun and starring Kim Tae-ri, Nam Joo-hyuk, Bona and Lee Joo-myung, alongside other cast members. The series has 16 episodes. Twenty Five Twenty One episode 6 has a runtime of 74 minutes.
Netflix describes the series as:
In a time when dreams seem out of reach, a teen fencer pursues big ambitions and meets a hardworking young man who seeks to rebuild his life.
– Twenty Five Twenty One Episode 6 recap contains major spoilers –
Twenty Five Twenty One episode 6 starts with a very weird declaration of love between Yi-jin’s parents which he has to write down in the chat. He, and us, cringe hard but the times call for drastic steps and the aftermath is quite happy for his mother so I guess the cringe is worth it. He tells his mother that he wants to go to Seoul to start over – he is done running away from everything. Yi-jin decides to take a journalism exam and an apology letter from his brother later feels more at ease with his decision.
5 months later, Yi-jin is running down the street with a friend to get to a telephone booth. He’s a trainee journalist, as it turns out, and there’s hope that his life with finally turn around. An extremely thrilling scene involving dogs and reading the news later, you realise that journalism is no joke. On the other hand, Hee-do is travelling home and everyone on the flight knows about her. She’s full of positivity and confidence, thanks to Yi-jin’s memories and some serious dedication.
Things at school, too, are usual. It’s math test day and apparently, the most common answer is 3. However, after the grading is done, Yu-rim feels bad for the differences in her and Hee-do’s lifestyles. Hee-do, meanwhile, feels worse when the coach tells Yu-rim that she has to beat the former since everyone is banking on her.
This turns into a heated argument in their room when Yu-rim blames Hee-do for the coach’s attitude and Hee-do asks her why she has to let her win. It turns into a full-blown fistfight since Yu-rim is such an a-hole that she just cannot watch another person do better. Either way, one of their teammates stops them from tearing each other’s faces off. Meanwhile, Yi-jin gets caught up in a cursed game of rock-paper-scissors. It’s a wild ride and extremely entertaining.
As Yi-jin goes out covering labourers’ strike he sees Hee-do and in the midst of hundreds of people, they finally come face to face. After the initial discussion about her relationship with Yu-rim, they discuss him trying to contact her and getting her Full House Vol 15. They both seem shy at first but full of happiness regardless. The real twist that shocks both Min-chae and the audience, though, is the fact that Hee-do then proceeds to introduce her boyfriend to Yi-jin. Min-chae expresses it best, honestly. Also, they’ve been dating for 3 days at that point.
The fight starts up again as Hee-do competes for a chance to win gold. Invariably, she has to fight against Yu-rim for it. The air is tense but Yu-rim is as cold as ever to Hee-do. Meanwhile, Yi-jin reports all of this and then there’s a weird, awkward scene with an Englishman. Not sure the point of that, but whatever.
As the finals of the Asian Games start, Hee-do is left devastated as she realizes that her sabre has been switched with someone else’s. She rushes to find the other competitor who is on a tour of Seoul while Yi-jin and Yu-rim have a conversation that turns into her calling Hee-do a wench for breaking her promise. Meanwhile, Hee-do is delayed on her way back to the stadium after her train stops on its tracks. Don’t worry though, Yi-jin is on his way to get her from the station and assures her that she will do great.
After a brief and funny discussion about fate, Hee-do tells Yi-jin that she broke up with her cutie pie – two weeks was enough for her. Also, she just wanted to know why people were losing their minds over these breakup songs – classic Hee-do!
After reaching the stadium with police cars flanking them, Hee-do goes into the arena, confident as ever, ready to face Yu-rim.
Final Thoughts: Twenty Five Twenty One Episode 6
I need to know who wins. This thrill is too much for me to take! The episode ends with the two Koreans facing each other off, right when the fight begins. The creators have done a great job keeping the tension alive for the next episode, which we have to now wait a week for. I like this tactic. It increases the tension in the air which is oh-so-delicious.
Twenty Five Twenty One episode 6 is absolutely wonderful and wholesome. Yi-jin and Hee-do meeting after months is every bit interesting and hilarious, just how we expected it to be. Although I did also expect it to be more romantic, hey, it’s all good. Additionally, I think Yu-rim’s character makes for quite the character study. The way that she speaks to Hee-do is so unnecessarily cruel that it becomes difficult to trust her sweet behaviour with others. It’s fascinating and with 10 more episodes to go, I wonder if they will expand on her thought processes and motivations.
Twenty-Five Twenty-One is streaming on Netflix.
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