“고소할꺼야! 신고할꺼야” -“I’m gonna sue! I’m gonna report you!”
This is a threat that Dokko Jin often uses to make sure that any false or bad press does not get out. It’s used as a shield and shows the power he wields because of his top star status.
In order to keep the news about the Peter Jason wine bribe quiet (See: Wine), he want to edit out Gu Ae Jung’s variety show appearance since he’s prepared to tell the media that he backed out of the project and not the other way around. Then tells Gu Ae Jung herself to shut up about it or else. She warns him that people have a tendency to find these things out anyways so he should just fess up now.
Initially he’s bothered by Gu Ae Jung’s presence and tells her to pretend that they don’t know each other and not to contact each other. “If you use the kid (See: 띵똥 – Ding Dong) to contact me, I’ll report you!” But when Dokko Jin starts to fall in love with Gu Ae Jung, he uses these words to protect her. Dokko Jin learns of an incident with Manager Jang (KBSN’s ex-manager) at the awards ceremony. To protect Ae Jung’s honor, he punches the manager out causing him to go to the hospital. When Ae Jung learns of this, she tells him to stop tending to her wound and to treat his instead. He goes to the hospital to visit the manager and threatens him to leave Gu Ae Jung alone (See: 영광 (Young Gwang) – Honored). If not, he’ll sue.
In order to keep their relationship private, Dokko Jin takes Gu Ae Jung to a rice patty where a cow sees them. Joking around, he threatens the cow with a lawsuit if he talks.
Unable to comfort Gu Ae Jung after her teary press conference, Dokko Jin finds a drunk Gu Ae Jung at Jenny’s cafe. While Jenny would prefer that Dokko Jin leave her a long, he is determined to kidnap her. Taking her to his home, he wants to spend as much time with her before his surgery. If Jenny has a problem with that, she can just report him. Then after Dokko Jin survives his heart surgery, he returns to Gu Ae Jung’s house to a worried Ding Dong who thinks he’s seeing a ghost. Surprised, Dokko Jin asks if there are a lot of people spreading those rumors about his death and Ding Dong affirms. “I’m gonna report them all,” Dokko Jin says as he is still concerned about his public image.
At the end when Dokko Jin finally reveals his relationship with Gu Ae Jung in the last episode, the news is not well-received by his fans. The death threats and lies get so serious that Dokko Jin can no longer stay silent and publicly sues the lecherous netizens. Thinking that even though the news of their relationship is out, he can still wield his top star power to protect what he loves the most. What he discovers is the netizens are just ordinary citizens that did not give much thought when posting their comments in the internet-sphere.