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Where Stars Land: Episodes 21 and 22 Live Recap

Lee Je-hoon in bed in Korean Drama Where Stars Land
Okay, secrets might be revealed this episode. But from the preview it seems like the big issue will involve the Traffic Team leader. He’s gonna be framed for something, so our team will most likely need to come together to solve that while also handling their personal issues that are leaking all over the workplace.

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We open on Jang talking to SOo-yeon in the Fox Bride Star cafe. He asks him what he thinks the reason is. Soo-yeon says it is Han Yeorum. He had the error for the first time when he saw her. And as his emotions grow with her, this strange symptom is growing uncontrollably.

At the airport, IW and MJ talk as well. IW tells MJ that something attached to Soo-yeon’s arm. It has some kind of strong magnetic pull. What do you think will happen if it starts acting up here?

At the cafe, Jang asks Soo-yeon what he wants to do. Soo-yeon says that he wanted to be there at least another month, but…~. The phone starts ringing. Jang leaves and Soo-yeon answers.
Yeorum is on the other end and asks if Soo-yeon is okay. He does not say anything so she says that she is okay. You don’t have to talk about what happened before. You should have your own good reasons. I will think that way, you don’t need to explain it. I am really okay….Lee Soo-yeon, are you listening to me?

He thinks, is it really okay for me to like you? Is that really okay? But he says none of this.


Ther is a person looking at a woman who works at the airport as she explains how to get a temporary passport. He looks a bit sinister. Outside the airport, The traffic leader gives some men an envelope, he puts it in their pocket and says goodbye jovially. Another employee sees this.

In the office, SK tells his team that there is a water spill that they need to check on. The manager tells the guy in front of him to check on it. It is the same guy he always tells. Everyone else has to leave so they cant help and SOo-yeon tells Yeorum that they will go patrol right now. So this guy has to check on the water spill alone. He leaves in a huff.

Moo-ja comes in at that moment and tells SK that he wants to talk to her for a moment. At the same time, the employee that saw the traffic leader is looking at him, he is suspicious.

In the hall, Yeorum asks Soo-yeon if they should do land or air first. SY tell her air first. She asks if they can do it together today? But he does not say anything so she says that she can do the west. But she comes back right in front of him and asks when they will go on their date?

He hides his arm a little bit.

She reminds him that he broke his promise, so when can she have dinner?

He is quiet but then says that they can talk later…later…let’s talk later. he walks off, but she sticks with him and stands close to him as they wait on the elvator. he gives himself a bit more distance. They get on the elevator. they had plenty of room, but then the entirety of the security task force tries to hop on as well, so Yeorum and Soo-yeon are forced closer together.

Their hands touch in the elevator and Yeorum milks this moment as she lightly touches his hand. They look at each other for a moment then she holds his hand in hers. He is nervous but she is reassured and content. They keep holding hands and standing there are everyone gets off the elevator.

Then Yeorum lightly lets go. But this time Soo-yeon is the one that grabs her hand. They look at each other for another moment then he closes the doors to the elevator. Cut to them walking through the airport hand in hand as he pulls her to a quiet spot outside.

SY – Let me ask you 2 questions. DOn’t you think I am strange?

YR – If you ask me about your arm, then yes, that was strange. When my compass stuck.

SY – Aren’t you afraid of me? You saw yesterday and you know I am disabled.

YR – Should I be afraid of that?

SY – I am different.

YR – We are all different. We are born different and live different.

She explains all the ways people are different especially how she and he are different. So what are you worried about?

He tries to say something.

SY – I keeps breaking….because of you….I keep breaking.

YR – What are you talking about?

He looks at her and lightly runs his hand along her face.

SY – (I like you so much, the more I like you. Because o you, my heart is trembling and heart, I break more severly)

YR – Lee Soo-yeon.

he holds her shoulder with his walkie hand and they keep looking at each other. But then drops his hands and tells her he is sorry, can you give me some time? he walks off.

She looks at him walking away, concerned. He walks through the airport and sees a disabled couple having a wonderful time. Then he gets a message that he needs to go somewhere.

Elsewhere, Yeorum sits with the mustery man and tells her that broken is a funny metaphore, where is he broken? In his heart? In his soul? She says she is not sure. he is also breaking nuts as he sits with her. But he is breaking it with a walkie talkie. Yeorum tells him that this is their airport walkie talkie. He tells her that it is not, it is Oh Dae-ki sunbae’s.

Cut to DK at his desk. he asks where Young-joo is. The team says that she has something to do. Cut to young-joo describing the mystery man to people around the airport.

Meanwhile, Moo-ja finds Soo-yeon and tells him that he heard he had an error. IW walks up and says, if you cannot fix it then you should quit the dangerous moment from yesterday should not continue. Mooja tells him that it is not his concern. But IW keeps talking about Soo-yeon and the national security team.

Soo-yeon yells at IW to talk to him, hyung!

In another area of the airport, The mystery man walks with Yeorum to give DK his walkie back. He wants to do it personally and then he wants to ask for jajangmyun. Yeorum tells him to stay there, she will go get him. Th emystery man is in the office area. He overhears SY telling IW to just stop. But IW tells him that he should leave.

IW tells him that he is trying to F him and threaten him, before he showed up, everything was fine. I forgot about everything. SY tells him that he abandoned him like a coward. He is constantly reminded of that. IW tells him that his heart hurts when you have conscience, I never think like that. The mustery man keeps looking on in concern. IW tells SY that he was not born like that at all. So you and me, lets stop here. If you don’t want to see me then you quit. If I could quit then I would not be there at all.

SY asks what he is talking about. IW tells him, there are people in the world that make a big picture that you won’t even know about. So please just leave so that you wont get hurt again. Okay! IW walks away but walks right by the mystery man. The man tells him that he is sorry, he got lost.

IW walks away But then he turns to look at the mystery man again. Yeorum comes out at that point. IW asks her who this man is. YR says he found the walkie talkie, so I brought him here. The mystery man looks like he knows IW, but he does not say anything.

But then Soo-yeon walks out and recognizes the mystery man. He calls him ajusshi and tells him that he is Soo-yeon.
In the offices, one of the guy workers talks to the one that way the traffic leader give/receive the envelope. The news spreads like a juicy rumor through the office. Everyone hears about it except the traffic leader. Even the team leaders hear about it.

Elsewhere in the airport, Young-joo keeps looking for the walkie talkie. DK walks up to her and asks her if she is going to keep doing this, it makes him look a bit bad. He then tells her that he is a bit ashamed/embarrassed of her. SO from now on just forget about my walkie talkie that I lost. DOn’t patrol around unless you have a duty to do.

He also gives her an energy drink and almost trips as he walks off. Young-joo is a bit confused and looks at the energy drink. DK also meets with YR about his walkie talkie.

In the cafeteria, the mystery man meets with Soo-yeon. It looks like he knew him when he was little but lost contact with him and his parents. His friend told him that In-woo works in the airport. Yeorum comes up with some food and tells them that they should talk, she has other work to do. She leaves them to it.

Soo-yeon watches her walking away. The ajusshi asks him if he is the one that is broken? I heard that someone is broken because of Yeorum, that is you right?

At the desks, the man from earlier is dragged away, it looks like he was a stalker to the desk worker. He yells, I will not separate from you, I love you!

Meanwhile Yeorum gives YJ DK’s walkie talkie. She takes it into the secutiry office. Moo-ja is happy that it was found and that the hubae found it. He tells DK that he has a good hubae. YJ says that her roommate found it. But we see that DK actually asked her to give the walkie to Young joo to make his hubae happy.

Yeorum goes back to the offices after seeing all the happy comraderie from the security team and notices that a lot of people are talking in groups. This is about the rumor that is spreading. Yeorum hears something about team leader Lee but no one wants to tell her and they all disburse when Woo-taek comes back out.

The merchant leader tells SK that she should talk to him about that. The money is still in his bag. SK says that he is not that kind of person. But Hee-sung overhears about this envelop and wants Young-ran to tell him what is going on. Young-ran does not want to tell him what is going on and starts to bubbly talk a lot and smile brightly as she tries to defer the situation.

But Hee-sung is able to figure out that Woo-taek is involved in something fishy. He gets angry and runs out to Woo-taeks desk. He immediately sees the envelope in his pocket and asks to talk to him right now. WY follows him to his office.

HS asks WT is he wants to quit? If you take money you should take it quietly, a lot of people are watching you. You took money in front of everyone? WT is all like, that thing? They gave it to me in an envelope so I took the entire thing, what is wrong with that? HS asks if he does not care? You took enough money so you don’t mind if you are fired?

WT does not know what he is talking about. HS asks him if he is trying to screw him up? Before something happens, you need to take care of this problem. WT asks what the problem is. HS asks if he wants to be ashamed in front of everyone? WT asks what he is going to do?

Outside the offices, the manager tells Yeroum that WT recieved an envelope. Yeorum is all like, oh thats it?

Inside the office, HS tells WT that their 20 year friendship is done.

The manager asks YR if she knows of the envelope? She says that seh does, she knows it. it is sweet potato. One of the managers moms (of the thug looking valet guys) has a farm so she brings goguma (sweet potato) in the winter months.

WT opens the envelope and pours out the goguma on his desk. Yeorum smiles at the manager as if to say, see? WT tells HS that sweet potato is not bribery, do you want to take one? HS walks away with his tail between his legs. Yeorum coment that the sweet potatie looks great.
Elsewhre in the airport, the mustery man tells Soo-yeon that seasonal fated relationships don’t happen often. Some are only for the season and then they dissapear. It was nice to see you again, goodbye. He walks off.

In the security team, one of the guys asks to eat with YJ. She says she has something else to do. The team thinks that means she has a date and all swoon. DK is very interested in this but tries to play it off and tells everyone to change and lets go eat.

In the offices, Yeorum does a lot of stretching exercises to make her body limber, Soo-yeon walks in on her doing this which is a bit embarrassing. But she manages to play it off and asks him if he would like eat spicy food with her. he says he actually has to go home.

She swallows and then says, how long will it take? How long will I have to wait for you? SOo-yeon thinks back to what the mystery ajusshi told him about fated relationships. He is about to say something to Yeorum, but then Eun-sub walks up and says that SY refused it so don’t wait on him. Right Soo-yeon?

Then ES tells YR that she is so bad at relationships and does not know how to push and pull. He puts his arm around YR and tells her that they can eat the spicy food together between friends. he pulls her away. YR tells SY that she will see him later.

he pulls her all the way to the elevator and says that he is helping her. You want to eat with him right? He will come out in 3 seconds. He counts to 3 but Soo-yeon does not come. He counts to 3 again but Soo-yeon still does not come.

Soo-yeon is still in the office.

Eun-sub wonders why he is not coming out, they always come out right at this time. They get into the elevator to leave.

But that is the moment that Soo-yeon runs out to catch it. However, he misses it. Yeorum is bummed as she rides the elevator. Eun-sub is bummed as well.
In the city, DK walks with his team and sees Young-joo eating alone at a cafe. But he keeps the rest of the team from seeing it.

In another spot, Woo-taek and Hee-sung eat at neighboring places, but don’t see each other. However, WT leaves and sees HS eating alone. he goes to eat/drink with him. HS says that WT embarrassed him. WT tells him that HS did that all on his own. It looks like HS kind of agrees, but he still tells WT that he is embarrassed that he did not get promoted right?

WT tellshim that he betrayed all his colleagues to get promoted. HS tells him that he did not betray him though. WT soflty tells him that he likes to be called by his job title, bot his own name. that is why none of his friends call him. HS asks if that is bad? I worked hard and got my title, is it bad if that is my everything. that is my reason for living.

WT asks him if he is happy? Then he pours him a drink and tells him to go home after that one. WT leaves and pays for the drinks for HS.

In another bar, YR and Eun-sub drink. YR drank a lot so ES tells her not to drink any more. You had 4 shots straight. YR explains that SY said he likes me but why is he acting like this and wants time? What’s up with that? ES says he is not like that so he doesn’t know what the deal is.

YR mentions that he dates a lot anyway. ES says he just hasn’t met the person that he wants to go steady with yet. he also asks why she does not like him. YR starts to talk about why she likes Soo-yeon. Eun-sub is all like, don’t tell me, tell him if you like him so much. YR thinks that is great advice. She takes another shot and then tells ES that he is the best, he only says right things.

She takes off but leaves her credit card so Eun-sub can buy himself drinks. ES mutters that he didn’t want her to buy his drinks, he wanted her to stay with him.

Finally, we see SOo-yeon walking up the street to the little cafe where Soo-yeon and Yeorum met in the rain when he told her that he liked her (and its the same place when his arm first malfunctioned, I think). But he keeps walking by it on up the street. At the same time, Yeorum hops in a taxi looking for Soo-yeon. She finds him and gets out of the taxi.

They stand a bit apart from each other. But then she walks to him. He is frozen. She walks assuredly, but then trips. However she tells him that she is okay, she is really okay. He asks her if she drank? She says yes, but she came out in the middle because she has something to tell him. He asks what that is.

YR – I like you…too. I like you, too. So – don’t malfunction. I don’t know what is going on but I hope you aren’t broken because of me. So….bye.

She slightly nods and then turns to leave. But she stops again and turns back. He is still frozen there.

YR – In addition, I am good at waiting. You don’t know why my name is Han Yeorum. I was born in the summer, but my favorite season is the fall because ….. I met my mother and father in the fall. When I was born, I had to wait to meet my parents. When my umma and appa seperated, i waited for appa. And I had to wait 3 years to get the airport job. So, Lee Soo-yeon, you can take as much time as you want. i can wait for a long long time.

A tear travels down his face as she talks.

YR – So…I am done talking.

She turns to leave again. He is still frozen in place, but it looks like he is trying to break free. He is finally able to and starts walking to her. He walks quicker and quicker until he gets to her and gves her a hug. A big hug.

SY – (I love you)

She starts to hug him as well and a trickle of a tear escapes her eyes as well. They keep hugging.


SY – Do you have time today
YR – Yes, I am on duty int he morning.
SY – What about the afternoon?
YR – Are you asking me on a date?
SY – Yes, I am asking you on a date.

At work, YR is happy and says hello to everyone. DK wonders if something good happened to her. YJ says she might have a date. He asks YJ how her date was. She mutters that is was good.
But something sinister is brewing as the stalker person looks at the woman employee again. He has a knife in his pocket.

At home, Soo-yeon looks at his arm contemplatively.

At work, Yeorum starts to head home.

Outside, Soo-yeon goes to the water front with his wheelchair. He does not have his prosthesis on. People look at him as he wheels around. It looks like he tries to accept it.

But at work, the stalker grabs the woman aggresively. She yells for him to let her go. he says, how can I let you go, I love you so much! Yeorum runs up to him. Other people call security. Yeorum tells him to let go of her, she will die! The man slices Yeorum away from him. Her bag straps get cut. But we also see that there is blood on the knife.

Blood starts to splatter in droplets on her bag. She falls to the ground. Young-joo and DK run up to her.

In the waterfront, Yeorum calls him. But it is Young-joo she tells him that Yeorum is injured. However a kid accidentally hits him and his phone falls away from him. He has to pick it up but it fell down some steps. He tries to get it but his chair tips over which sends him rolling. However, he is determined to get the phone and starts crawling to it.

Fade Out


Okay, this is a bit tragic but I like the way the story is progressing. It would be a bit shocking to spring his wheelchair on her during their first date, but I applaud him for making that choice to reveal how he would be without the help of his prosthesis. It looked like it was a hard choice to make. And from the preview, I also like how they were able to get past that stabby moment to a happy point. It looks like they went on their date without the wheelchair, but that he showed her the wheelchair later on. Knowing Yeorum, I really don’t think she will have a problem with it. Unless the writer decides to give her a lobotomy.

SY – Yeah, I am actually straight forward type of guy. (he kissed her)
YR – Are you going to spend all night doing this?
Sy – Can I?
SK – Lee Soo-yeon what happened
Mom – What happened to Yeorum? (in a hospital)
MJ – Why are you like this recently?
MJ – The hoodie guy looks familiar right?
SK – Soo-yeon.
SY – Who did this to Yeorum?
SY – Would you like to go home with me a little bit? I want to show you something. This is the real me. (he comes out in his wheelchair)

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  1. Rose
    November 6, 2018 / 9:10 am

    I hope the episode today is good enough to make me forget episode 12 of third charm and now beauty inside…..what is with the episode 12s of these kdrama??!! 😣😣😣😣😣

    • V
      November 6, 2018 / 10:44 am

      Oh no! What happened with beauty Inside?

      • Rose
        November 6, 2018 / 10:52 am

        Well…for some reason shes not changing back to her normal self, she became an old man…..cant give away more than that. I dont want to spoil you if you’re going to watch it

        • V
          November 6, 2018 / 11:01 am

          Oh, intriguing!

    • RevSparklyAndroid
      November 6, 2018 / 10:50 am

      Oh no, not The Beauty Inside! What???!

      • Rose
        November 6, 2018 / 10:56 am

        Well….theres a lot of love from the begining then boom!…..ggrrr….its like the calm after the storm 😣😣😣

        • Rose
          November 6, 2018 / 10:57 am

          I mean the calm before the storm

          • V
            November 6, 2018 / 11:02 am

            The disaster after the storm.

  2. Angie
    November 6, 2018 / 9:36 am

    the handholding in the elevator was adorable, tbh didn’t really expect YR to be this bold in love

    • V
      November 6, 2018 / 10:45 am

      I think confronting her bully gave her a lot of confidence!

      • Rose
        November 6, 2018 / 10:58 am

        Yup. It feels like she gain self esteem after the incident with the bully 😊

  3. jammmm
    November 6, 2018 / 9:55 am

    I had to read that 3 times on hand holding in elevator. I feel sorry for SY, more he likes her more he breaks…

    • V
      November 6, 2018 / 10:45 am

      Just like love, right? It seems like you coming apart at the seams.

  4. Rose
    November 6, 2018 / 10:29 am

    …..please….let not this one be affected by the curse of episode 12 (24) 😣😣😣😣

  5. Rose
    November 6, 2018 / 10:34 am

    Omg! Omg! Omg! He said i love you!!!! I literally jumped out of my seat after reading it….. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

    • jammm
      November 6, 2018 / 10:43 am

      Bummer that he said that in his head not out loud and it was such a sweet moment for them. I’m at work and I want to cry for them. It is going to be another LONG 6 days till next week…

      • V
        November 6, 2018 / 10:47 am

        Perhaps he thought all the cars would magnetize and smoosh them if he said it out loud. 😎

      • Rose
        November 6, 2018 / 10:48 am

        Yah….i just realized that after i typed my comment (excited much i guess 😂)…..well, baby steps for our bionic man my friend….baby steps… 😂

    • V
      November 6, 2018 / 10:46 am

      Lots of love this episode!

  6. Rose
    November 6, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Yup! Im glad i got a break from from headaches on episode 12s 😂

    • RevSparklyAndroid
      November 6, 2018 / 12:18 pm

      Ah, but that may be because of the preemption a few episodes back. We’ll have to see what 23-24 (the old episode 12) holds next week!

  7. Rose
    November 6, 2018 / 9:14 pm

    I just finished watching the english sub. I watched it twice so i wasnt mistaken from what i heard or read in the sub…..is IW trying to protect SY from the thugs he’s working with? When they are having an argument IW was saying something about he doesnt want to work in the airport but he has to and SY needs to leave so he wont get hurt again. Its either he was trying to trick SY so he’ll quit or he was worried that the thugs might find out that SY also works in the airport and might hurt him again since SY knows those thugs? Hhhmmm….its hard to read IWs true intention, is he a bad guy prentending to be good or a good guy pretending to be bad? 😯

  8. bwv232
    November 7, 2018 / 8:38 am

    Young-Joo and Dae-Ki win the award for the ‘Most Subtle Romance in the History of KDrama’. At this rate, we may get a confession from one of them by Episode 40.

    • bwv232
      November 7, 2018 / 2:36 pm

      [“In the city, DK walks with his team and sees Young-joo eating alone at a cafe. But he keeps the rest of the team from seeing it.”]

      A 30-second scene that speaks volumes about Dae-Ki, and also raises the question in viewers’ minds about why Young-Joo distances herself from other people.

      • Rose
        November 7, 2018 / 2:51 pm

        Yup, that is so sweet of DK. He made sure YJ wont get put into an embarassing situation if her team sees her eating alone and doesnt really have a date. I am also curious on why YJ is a loner, why she needs to make-up story that she has a date.

        • bwv232
          November 7, 2018 / 3:04 pm

          Initially, I assumed that Young-Joo was just socially awkward, but I think the writer has now made it clear that she is making a choice. One of the many intriguing mysteries this drama is putting out there for us.

      • V
        November 9, 2018 / 10:58 am

        Yes! I loved this scene!

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