Lee Sung-kyung, Kim Young-dae, Yoon Jong-hoon, Kim Yoon-hye, Park So-jin, and Lee Jung-shin star in the 2022 Korean drama Shooting Stars (별똥별). Lee Soo-hyun directed the series, which has 16 episodes. Are you in Pain? So am I? is the third episode of Shooting Stars, and it lasts 59 minutes.
Shooting Stars Episode 3 Recap contains spoilers
Han-byul’s teammates make sure to take down the article about Gong Tae-sung and Oh Han-byul as soon as they find out about it, but they begin gossiping amongst themselves. They believe Tae-sung still likes Han-byul based on his behaviour around her, but they don’t rule out the possibility of them secretly dating. They wonder if Han-byul and Tae-sung are pretending to hate each other in order to hide their relationship. However, they inform Han-byul of the article, and she becomes enraged because nothing has gone right since Tae-sung returned from Africa.
Tae-sung still believes Han-byul purposefully sent him to Africa, but Han-byul claims it was he who wanted to go and that it was his mistake. Han-byul responds that they do not have the kind of relationship where they can contact each other personally for no reason, to which Tae-sung responds that they do not have the kind of relationship where they can contact each other personally for no reason. Tae-sung is irritated by her response and leaves the office. He doesn’t show up at work the next day, and he doesn’t return Han-byul’s calls. Han-byul’s coworkers are still watching them, wondering if Han-byul and Tae-sung have gotten into a fight.
Park Ho-young has been looking for a young man to join her agency. The young man owns a restaurant, but he is known for his good looks rather than his delicious food. Ho-young knew he was born to be an actor the moment she saw him for the first time. She tries to persuade the young man, but he refuses to accept her proposal. Ho-young approaches her boss and inquires about how he scouted Gong Tae-sung, who was known to be difficult to sign.
Scouting Tae-sung was one of Ho-young’s biggest boss’s achievements in his early days as a manager. He saw Tae-sung at his high school and gave him his business card, only to discover that he had been visited by a number of other managers and had a number of other cards. Tae-sung was a top student in high school and had no desire to pursue a career as an actor. He even threatened to report the manager as a stalker if he continued to follow him. He does not reveal how he persuaded Tae-sung and refers to it as a business secret.
Shooting Stars Episode 3 Ending
After finishing his drama, one of Ho-young’s collapsed, raising concerns about the actors’ and employees’ health. As a result, everyone at Starforce Entertainment has been ordered to undergo a stress test. The actor who has collapsed and his manager have a stress score of 90 and are advised to seek therapy. Han-byul is given a warning after receiving a score of 75. Everyone except the company’s top star, Gong Tae-sung, has taken the test.
Han-byul uses a challenge to entice Tae-sung to take the test. She challenges him, saying that if his stress test score is lower than hers, he must do whatever she says. Tae-sung responds by stating that if his score is high, she will not be paid for three months. Han-byul is asked to look after Tae-sung’s bags at a fan signing event, and while keeping them neatly, Tae-sung’s stress scoresheet falls out. The stress score of Tae-sung is 100, which is concerning and also indicates that Han-byul has failed the challenge. Is Tae-sung truly stressed, or did he stage the test to win the competition?
Shooting Stars Episode 3 Review
In Episode 3, the focus shifts away from Tae-sung and Han-byul and toward other managers and their actors. The process of finding a role for an actor is far more time-consuming than it appears. Managers make just as much of an effort to find good roles for their actors as the actors do to play those roles. The work environment is very positive because it prioritises the health of the artists and employees over overworking them.