The BEST Episodes of When the Camellia Blooms

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 2, 2020

Network: KBS TV2

Dongbaek, an orphan and single mother, owns a small bar sharing her name — a name which translates to camellia (a small, flowering tree) in English. Dongbaek's life takes a new turn after meeting Yongsik, a do-gooder police officer in their small town. Yongsik, having been raised by a single mom himself, understands Dongbaek’s challenges and embraces her dearly. The two fall in love despite social stigma against single parenthood.

Do Miracles Happen? (2)

#1 - Do Miracles Happen? (2)

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Nov 21, 2019

Dongbaek and Yong-sik come to a sinking realization about the Joker, Gyu-tae goes after what he wants, and Jong-ryeol makes peace with Jessica.

star 8.82
11 votes
Do Miracles Happen? (1)

#2 - Do Miracles Happen? (1)

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Nov 21, 2019

Dongbaek and Yong-sik come to a sinking realization about the Joker, Gyu-tae goes after what he wants, and Jong-ryeol makes peace with Jessica.

star 8.70
10 votes
The Ongsan Fairy (2)

#3 - The Ongsan Fairy (2)

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Oct 9, 2019

Dongbaek finds resolve. Jong-ryeol heads back to town after a fight with Jessica. Yong-sik investigates the Joker.

star 8.67
12 votes
The Hero Appears at the Last Minute (1)

#4 - The Hero Appears at the Last Minute (1)

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 23, 2019

When things get out of hand at Pil Goo's baseball game, Yong Shik steps in. Dong Baek stands by Hyang Mi, who is running from something.

star 8.67
12 votes
The Hero Appears at the Last Minute (2)

#5 - The Hero Appears at the Last Minute (2)

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 23, 2019

When things get out of hand at Pil Goo's baseball game, Yong Shik steps in. Dong Baek stands by Hyang Mi, who is running from something.

star 8.67
12 votes
7 Years and 3 Months Of Motherhood (2)

#6 - 7 Years and 3 Months Of Motherhood (2)

Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Nov 20, 2019

Dongbaek wants to help with Jeong-suk's problem, but she won't listen. Yong-sik isn't finished with the Joker just yet. Jong-ryeol protects his own.

star 8.58
12 votes
1986.08.29 Born to Be a Hippo (2)

#7 - 1986.08.29 Born to Be a Hippo (2)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 3, 2019

A long-lost figure Dongbaek never expected to see again reenters her life. Gyu-tae, cornered by Hyang-mi, takes his frustrations to Camellia.

star 8.42
12 votes
Switching Offense and Defense (Feat. One Who Steps On the Accelerator) (1)

#8 - Switching Offense and Defense (Feat. One Who Steps On the Accelerator) (1)

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired Nov 7, 2019

Jong-ryeol finds out what Jessica did with his car on the night Hyang-mi disappeared. Dongbaek heads out to retrieve her abandoned scooter.

star 8.40
10 votes
Switching Offense and Defense (Feat. One Who Steps On the Accelerator) (2)

#9 - Switching Offense and Defense (Feat. One Who Steps On the Accelerator) (2)

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired Nov 7, 2019

Jong-ryeol finds out what Jessica did with his car on the night Hyang-mi disappeared. Dongbaek heads out to retrieve her abandoned scooter.

star 8.40
10 votes
Life of an 8-year-old (2)

#10 - Life of an 8-year-old (2)

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Nov 14, 2019

Pil-gu leaves for Seoul, leaving Dongbaek forlorn. Jeong-suk returns. Yong-sik is certain he's nailed down a culprit, but evidence doesn't match up.

star 8.38
8 votes
1986.08.29 Born to Be a Hippo (1)

#11 - 1986.08.29 Born to Be a Hippo (1)

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 3, 2019

A long-lost figure Dongbaek never expected to see again reenters her life. Gyu-tae, cornered by Hyang-mi, takes his frustrations to Camellia.

star 8.36
11 votes
Mother (2)

#12 - Mother (2)

Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Nov 6, 2019

Kwak Deok-sun remains dead set against Dongbaek's love for Yong-sik. Further truths about Jeong-suk -- who's nowhere to be seen surface.

star 8.36
11 votes
7 Years and 3 Months Of Motherhood (1)

#13 - 7 Years and 3 Months Of Motherhood (1)

Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Nov 20, 2019

Dongbaek wants to help with Jeong-suk's problem, but she won't listen. Yong-sik isn't finished with the Joker just yet. Jong-ryeol protects his own.

star 8.36
11 votes
The Good, The Bad, and The Cheap (2)

#14 - The Good, The Bad, and The Cheap (2)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 19, 2019

Dongbaek and Pil-gu both stand up to bullies -- and get help from Yong-sik. While back in town, Kang Jong-ryeol makes a startling discovery.

star 8.33
15 votes
The Mutt's Strategy (2)

#15 - The Mutt's Strategy (2)

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 25, 2019

As gossip seems to be growing, Dongbaek tries to push away Yong-sik, but he gets worried when he finds an unsettling message inside the bar.

star 8.31
13 votes
The Ongsan Fairy (1)

#16 - The Ongsan Fairy (1)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 9, 2019

Dongbaek finds resolve. Jong-ryeol heads back to town after a fight with Jessica. Yong-sik investigates the Joker.

star 8.31
13 votes
Life of an 8-year-old (1)

#17 - Life of an 8-year-old (1)

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Nov 14, 2019

Pil-gu leaves for Seoul, leaving Dongbaek forlorn. Jeong-suk returns. Yong-sik is certain he's nailed down a culprit, but evidence doesn't match up.

star 8.29
7 votes
The Country Boy (2)

#18 - The Country Boy (2)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 26, 2019

Jong-ryeol takes care of Pil-gu in his own way, Yong-sik makes a loud confession to the neighborhood, and No Gyu-tae looks for respect.

star 8.27
11 votes
Mother (1)

#19 - Mother (1)

Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Nov 6, 2019

Kwak Deok-sun remains dead set against Dongbaek's love for Yong-sik. Further truths about Jeong-suk -- who's nowhere to be seen surface.

star 8.27
11 votes
A Wish, an Affair, and Turmoil (2)

#20 - A Wish, an Affair, and Turmoil (2)

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 2, 2019

Amid the backlash against his feelings for Dongbaek, Yong-sik learns about her past run-in with the serial killer. Gyu-tae crosses a line with his wife.

star 8.25
12 votes
The Lynx of This Area (2)

#21 - The Lynx of This Area (2)

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 10, 2019

The Joker’s new message spooks Dongbaek and sends Yong-sik looking through CCTV footage. Hyang-mi continues to blackmail Gyu-tae.

star 8.25
12 votes
The Lynx of This Area (1)

#22 - The Lynx of This Area (1)

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Oct 10, 2019

The Joker’s new message spooks Dongbaek and sends Yong-sik looking through CCTV footage. Hyang-mi continues to blackmail Gyu-tae.

star 8.23
13 votes
My Mom's Age Lines "And That Is How My Mom Aged." (2)

#23 - My Mom's Age Lines "And That Is How My Mom Aged." (2)

Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Oct 31, 2019

Dong Baek realizes why Jo Jung Seok came back to her. Gyu Tae's miserable day gets even worse when Yong Shik comes around to ask about Hyang Mi.

star 8.22
9 votes
Don't Forget Me (1)

#24 - Don't Forget Me (1)

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 24, 2019

Ahead of leaving Camellia for good, Hyang-mi needs more cash. Yong-sik eyes a suspect. Dongbaek deals with another visit from Jong-ryeol.

star 8.20
10 votes
The Country Boy (1)

#25 - The Country Boy (1)

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 26, 2019

Jong-ryeol takes care of Pil-gu in his own way, Yong-sik makes a loud confession to the neighborhood, and No Gyu-tae looks for respect.

star 8.18
11 votes