Despite being an open-minded and cheerful man on the outside, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’s character Hong Du Shik has an unrevealed past that makes viewers curious.
The simple storylines along with the witty and adorable chemistry of the main couple in Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha are currently attracting the audience’s attention. The drama has broadcast half of its episodes, but the mysterious backstory of Hong Du Shik (Kim Seon Ho) still remains questionable. Based on the behind-the-scenes photos shared on social media, many theories have arisen over Hong Du Shik’s secret in the past.
Chief Hong used to have a wife and a child?
After graduating from a prestigious university, Hong Du Shik decided to stay in a small seaside village named Gongjin, doing chores to help other people. He is loved by everyone in the village for his open, cheerful and kind-hearted personality. However, during the 5 years after graduating from university, the whereabouts of Hong Du Shik remains one of the mysteries for the villagers of Gongjin. Moreover, few people know that, despite always looking cheerful and bright on the outside, Chief Hong has to deal with nightmares, often visiting the psychiatrist to treat his mental trauma.
In episode 6, Du Shik is heartbroken when looking back at a family photo. A woman and a baby are seen in the photo. Meanwhile, the man wearing a vest in the photo has his face covered. Viewers assume this is the director’s intention. Notably, recently, the drama crew unexpectedly revealed behind-the-scenes photos of actor Kim Seon Ho wearing a vest and taking pictures with a baby.
Therefore, there are theories that the male lead used to be married and have a child. However, the woman and baby in the photo, unfortunately, did not survive in an accident in the past. Because of what happened, Du Shik has to suffer mental trauma.
If this theory is true, fans of the Du Shik – Hye Jin couple will be very disappointed. With Du Shik carrying the trauma from the death of his wife and kid in the past, what does the relationship development between Chief Hong and dentist Yoon in the past episodes mean?
Many viewers think the theory that Du Shik is mentally traumatized by what happened to his wife and kid goes against the logical flow of his development in feelings for the female lead Hye Jin (Shin Min Ah).
Du Shik is the one who caused the car accident for Yoon Hye Jin’s family
But besides the hypothesis that Du Shik was married, another theory is considered more reasonable. Accordingly, many people believe that the writer deceived the audience when hiding the face of the man in the photo above.
This theory says that Du Shik was unfortunately involved in an accident for the woman and her baby, who are shown in the picture. Du Shik has been in prison for a while, that’s why the villagers of Gongjin haven’t heard from him for about 5 years.
“I think Du Shik was involved in the accident involving the woman and the baby. The strange hand in his dream is her husband who is still alive after the accident. Because of this, Du Shik was jailed, but only for a short time because he was quickly proven to be innocent. That’s why he said nothing when he returned to Gongji village. Also because of his time in prison, he has many skills and certificates of many different professions. Because of that bad past, Du Shik couldn’t work in other places and returned to his small village.”
Besides, in episode 7 aired on the evening of September 18, Yoon Hye Jin revealed that she had an accident. That’s why fans posited that Du Shik’s story was related to Hye In’s past.
Currently, the above details make fans of Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha extremely surprised and excited. These questions can only be solved in the next episodes of the drama.