Lee Do Hyun Confronts His Past After Growing Up Into A Renowned Mathematician In “Melancholia”

A new chapter is about to unfold on tvN’s “Melancholia”!

Set in a private school that is rife with corruption, “Melancholia” is a drama about a passionate math teacher named Ji Yoon Soo (played by Im Soo Jung) and a former math prodigy named Baek Seung Yoo (played by Lee Do Hyun), who has lost both his love of math and his way in life due to a past trauma.

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New stills reveal Baek Seung Yoo having grown up into a full-fledged adult four years later, no longer having the youthful aura he used to have as a student. Wearing a clean-cut suit instead of a school uniform, Baek Seung Yoo speaks to an audience in front of him and makes natural eye contact. Though he used to be afraid to interact with people due to a childhood trauma, he has come out of his shell and become a world-renowned mathematician. This change hints at the hard work he has exerted during the past four years.

Suddenly, Baek Seung Yoo loses his composure when he sees someone in the audience. He charges into the audience and even takes off someone’s cap.

In another set of stills, Baek Seung Yoo is meeting up with Noh Jung Ah (Jin Kyung), head of the school administration at Ahsung High School. It is unexpected that the two have met, as Baek Seung Yoo and Ji Yoon Soo had been embroiled in a scandal that was devised by Noh Jung Ah four years ago. Baek Seung Yoo and Ji Yoon Soo had gotten along because of their love for math, rather than romantic feelings, but Noh Jung Ah had come up with a scheme that made their relationship appear inappropriate in the eyes of others.

Baek Seung Yoo looks confident as he faces Noh Jung Ah, who had been the cause of his bad memories at Ahsung High School. Even if he isn’t aware that Noh Jung Ah was directly behind the scheme, it is odd that he is speaking to the school’s highest authority with such a nonchalant expression. It remains to be seen what Baek Seung Yoo is truly thinking on the inside. Anticipation is also mounting over whether his relationship with Ji Yoon Soo will be recovered.

The new chapter of “Melancholia” will begin on episode 7 of “Melancholia,” which airs on December 1 at 10:30 p.m. KST.

Catch up with “Melancholia” with subtitles below:

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