Though scenes get filmed, they may not always make it to the final project after they go through an editor.
Unfortunately, an arguably really great scene in ENA‘s hit K-Drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo was deleted, much to fans’ dismay.
About an autistic 27-year-old lawyer. Due to her high IQ of 164, impressive memory, and creative thought process, the brilliant Woo Young Woo graduated at the top of her class from a prestigious law school.
— IMDb’s plot description
Lee Jun Ho (Kang Tae Oh) continually shows his love for Woo Young Woo (Park Eun Bin) through all the different Love Languages, although they have not begun dating.
— bruna 🐋 (@konghyojjin) July 22, 2022
He has already given her two gifts. In Episode 4, he surprised her with a huge mural of a whale, knowing how much she loves the sea creature.
Before that, in Episode 3, he purchased a light projector.
She was not there when he stopped by her office to give it to her. Instead, she was out printing her resignation letter after the difficult case in which she defended a man on the Autism Spectrum who was accused of murdering his highly educated brother when, in reality, he attempted to save him from committing suicide.
I can tell how my autism and the defendant’s autism are similar and how they’re different. But the prosecutor can’t. Which means… neither can the judges. I’m not an attorney who is helpful to the defendant.
— Woo Young Woo
At the start of the next episode, Jun Ho stopped by her office again, not understanding that she had resigned. So, he left the wrapped gift on her desk.
When Young Woo returned later in Episode 4 to help her friend defend her father, who was taken advantage of by his brothers, Jun Ho excitedly greeted her and expressed that he missed eating lunch with her. He also asked if she had opened the gift he had left.
Young Woo claimed that she had thrown it away since she didn’t know who it was from. It’s true that he had not left a note identifying himself as the gifter.
Despite the disappointment, Jun Ho’s response was really sweet, and he didn’t get mad.
junho's sigh when youngwoo told him she threw away his gift 😭 pic.twitter.com/owLde2daHF
— tin 🐳 (@chasunghoons) July 24, 2022
Well, it turns out that she didn’t throw it away…
In Episode 5, Young Woo compromised her convictions in a copyright battle between two ATM companies, Ihwa and Geungang. So, in the end, she vowed never to do it again and threw away the painting that the original client, Ihwa, had given her and instead pus up the letter from Geungang.
In a deleted scene from this moment, Young Woo also found the box from Jun Ho. And she didn’t throw it away…
Young Woo opened the box to discover a light projector. She turned it on, and it transformed her office to look underwater.
This wholesome scene has gone viral on Twitter with over 1 million views.
deleted scene in #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWooEp5 remember junho’s gift to young woo? apparently she didn’t throw it away and the gift was a whale projecter!! 🐳#ExtraordinaryAttorneyWooEp6 #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo pic.twitter.com/OSoXiEvQZW
— Fatin ME ♡ (@fatinedzahar) July 14, 2022
— Atty. Woo brain rot 🐳 (@kdramatreats) July 26, 2022
While the editor clearly had good reason for not airing this scene as it would downplay the importance of the letter, the truth is that this scene also is quite important to the developing relationship between Jun Ho and Young Woo.
As a netizen pointed out, this moment would help explain why Young Woo becomes even more curious about him other than just her friends’ comments. An unexpected and thoughtful gift like this would surely be touching!
found this comment regarding the deleted scene(in ep 5)which shows woo young woo opening the gift frm junho which we previously thought she threw away but didn’t…😍🙈#ParkEunBin #KangTaeOh #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWoo #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWooEp5 #ExtraordinaryAttorneyWooEp7 pic.twitter.com/DtNPyjwBmf
— nadhirah rahmat 🐳🐬🐋🌸 #FreePalestine (@naddy91) July 16, 2022
Recently, another scene from Extraordinary Attorney Woo went viral due to the leads’ chemistry as their relationship develops into something more!
Watch the deleted scene below.