The third episode of Netflix’s “Tomorrow,” titled “Tree,” told the heartbreaking story of a musician and his wife. The plots of the drama and its original webtoon are very similar, but there are a few minor differences. Let’s take a look at some of the changes made during the drama adaptation of the “Tree” episode.
1. In the webtoon, Kang Woo-Jin learns to play the guitar in the military.
Kang Woo-Jin (Kang Seung-Yoon) experiences great sadness throughout the story in both the webtoon and the drama; he lost his parents when he was a child, and his new parents and sister died in a car accident.
In the webtoon, Kang Woo-Jin joins the military after experiencing a great deal of sadness. He meets a junior who is studying music in the military. Kang Woo-Jin develops an interest in music after hearing his junior’s guitar sound, and he asks that his junior teach him.
After being discharged from the military, Kang Woo-Jin forms a band with that military junior.
In the drama “Tomorrow,” when Kang Woo-Jin is sad and depressed, he hears a band playing music on the street. He is comforted by the music and asks the band members if he can learn to play the guitar from them. Later, he begins to play his own guitar and perform on the streets.
2. Kang Woo-Jin does not hand over the umbrella to his wife when they first meet.
In the webtoon, Kang Woo-Jin first meets his wife at a bus station, just like in the drama. The wife is depressed because of her injury, which means she can’t keep up with her ballet career. Kang Woo-Jin is shown in the webtoon wearing a military uniform and discovering a crying girl, so he hands her tissues.
In the drama version, Kang Woo-Jin and his wife meet for the first time in a more romantic setting. Kang Woo-Jin comes across a girl who is completely soaked from the rain. He approaches her and hands her the umbrella.
“Don’t stand in the rain by yourself,” he says to the girl. When a bus arrives, Kang Woo-Jin hands over his umbrella to the girl and boards the bus in the rain.
3. The kissing scene during guitar class has added to the drama.
In both the webtoon and the drama “Tomorrow,” the girl who Kang Woo-Jin met at a bus station recognizes him during his street performance. The girl then starts following him, and the two eventually start dating.
In the webtoon, the two have a conversation about themselves on the rooftop on the day of the fireworks. For the first time, they hold each other’s hands in the midst of the fireworks.
In the drama, the girl asks Kang Woo-Jin to teach her how to play the guitar. Following the lesson, she asks Kang Woo-Jin three questions: “Do you have a girlfriend? Are you married? Do you like guys, then?”
Kang Woo-Jin answers “no” to all of her questions, then she adds one more question, “Do you want to kiss?”
4. At the end of the drama episode, Kang Woo-Jin performs a song.
In the webtoon “Tomorrow,” Kang Woo-Jin writes a song for his wife titled “Tree.” A music director for a film discovers Kang Woo-Jin’s portfolio and contacts him to see if the song can be used in the film. At the end of the episode, Kang Woo-Jin listens to the soundtrack “Tree” while sitting under a tree and thinking of his late wife.
At the end of the drama episode, Kang Woo-Jin performs a song he wrote for his wife on the street. He sings the song from the bottom of his heart, saying, “Tell me you’ll come back.”