This is the recap for Itaewon Class: Episode 1. Yi-Seo is getting the psychological counseling, and she tells the Psychological Counselor that her boss told her to die if she feels that life is like a chore. Psychological Counselor thinks Yi-Seo’s boss is a little irresponsible. But Yi-Seo ends the talk, and gives Psychological Counselor some freebies.
Itaewon Class: Episode 1 Recap
Note: From here on out there are specific plot spoilers for Itaewon Class: Episode 1.
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The teacher punishes Sae-Ro-Yi for skipping the after-school study hours, and Sae-Ro-Yi pours water on his head as a resistance. The girl has a crush on Sae-Ro-Yi, and tries to give the chocolate to him.
But Sae-Ro-Yi walks away. The girl’s friends ask her what happened, and she says that Sae-Ro-Yi doesn’t like sweets. The friends think he always does whatever he wants. The girl says that it’s the reason she fell for him.
The beggar asks Soo-A for money at the street, but she pushes him over. Sae-Ro-Yi stops Soo-A and asks her to apologize. She asks him if he is proud to do a good deed, and she walks away.
Sae-Ro-Yi runs at the track-and-field ground, and the man thinks they won’t pass the physical test because Sae-Ro-Yi’s leg is injured. Sae-Ro-Yi speeds up.
Min-Jung runs into Sung-Yeol, and tells him that chairman decides to pull the sponsorship. He understands it, and thinks it’s a business.
Sung-Yeol drives Sae-Ro-Yi and tells him that the chairman’s son Geun-Won is in his school. He wishes Sae-Ro-Yi to get along with Geun-Won.
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In the orphanage, Soo-A greets Sung-Yeol and knows that Sae-Ro-Yi is Sung-Yeol’s son. Sae-Ro-Yi walks away. Soo-A talks with Sung-Yeol about Sae-Ro-Yi, and thinks his son is good looking.
Soo-A tells Sae-Ro-Yi that she wants to be his friend as his dad is in charge of sponsoring their orphanage. Sae-Ro-Yi shakes the wet clothes on Soo-A. She thinks he got angry for the beggar, and tells him that he is annoying.
Sae-Ro-Yi asks Soo-A if it’s annoying that his dad helped her. She thinks they cannot be friends, and tells him to hang the clothes for her.
Soo-A sees Sung-Yeol off, and Sung-Yeol tells Sae-Ro-Yi to get off the car to say goodbye to Soo-A. But Sae-Ro-Yi rejects it.
The next day, Sae-Ro-Yi sees Soo-A rejecting Geun-Won’s ride at the bus stop. Sae-Ro-Yi joins the class, and the teacher arranges Sae-Ro-Yi to sit with Soo-A. Geun-Won pours the milk on the classmate’s head.
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Sae-Ro-Yi stands up, and Soo-A reminds him that Geun-Won’s dad is Sung-Yeol’s boss. Sae-Ro-Yi ignores her and stops Geun-Won. He says, “Just because you’re rich doesn’t mean you can be an asshole.”
Geun-Won thinks Sae-Ro-Yi is a hero, and the teacher pretends not to see what Geun-Won does. Geun-Won tells Sae-Ro-Yi that he is the law of the school, and Sae-Ro-Yi punches Geun-Won.
The teacher hits Sae-Ro-Yi with the stick, and the headmaster asks Geun-Won if he is fine. Geun-Won says that his nose is broken, and the chairman Dae-Hee walks in with Sung-Yeol.
Dae-Hee forgives Sae-Ro-Yi but asks him to get on his knees to Geun-Won. Sae-Ro-Yi rejects it as Sung-Yeol told him to do what he thinks is right. Dae-Hee asks Sung-Yeol to say something. Sung-Yeol thinks his son is right, and asks to resign.
Sae-Ro-Yi drinks with Sung-Yeol, and feels sorry for making his dad resign. But Sung-Yeol tells Sae-Ro-Yi that he is proud of him as Sae-Ro-Yi is still with the belief he has lost.
Geun-Won shows off his new car, and wants to give Soo-A a ride. But she rejects it. He tells her that he will ask his dad to sponsor the orphanage again. She rejects it and thinks the kids won’t starve because of that.
Sung-Yeol visits the convenience store Soo-A works, and she worries that he got fired. She asks him if he paid for her tuition, and he thinks she will succeed to pay him back.
Min-Jung reminds Dae-Hee that Sung-Yeol played a big role in his company. Dae-Hee says that Sung-Yeol disobeyed him, and thinks he was just a dog of him.
Soo-A forgets to take her test ID, and she has to run instead of taking a bus to the university in 20 minutes. Sae-Ro-Yi helps her arrive the place. and asks her to be friends. She agrees to it.
Sae-Ro-Yi asks Soo-A for her number. She gives it to him but asks him not to fall for her. He isn’t sure about it and thinks she is very pretty.
Sung-Yeol rides his motorbike on the way home at night, but he gets hit by the car. He doesn’t want to die, and he is in tear.
At the funeral, the detective visits Sae-Ro-Yi and tells him that the suspect asks for settlement. Sae-Ro-Yi is very sad, and Soo-A recognizes Geun-Won’s car according to the photo the detective left.
Sae-Ro-Yi finds Geun-Won at the hospital, and keeps beating him as he thinks Geun-Won should go to die to apologize to his dad. Sae-Ro-Yi picks a stone and yells at Geun-Won.