BTS: J-Hope Says He ‘Almost Fell in Love With Jimin’ in ‘In the SOOP’

On Oct. 15, the first episode of season 2 of In the SOOP BTS Ver. premiered. In the episode, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook of BTS traveled to a cluster of mansions secluded in a forest to begin a relaxing vacation. At one point during the episode, J-Hope said he “almost fell in love with” Jimin after Jimin killed a bug in his room.

A joined photo of J-Hope and Jimin of BTS
(L-R) J-Hope and Jimin of BTS | The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images

A bug caused problems for Jimin and J-Hope in ‘In the SOOP’

BTS’ second season of In the SOOP occurs over the course of four days. The first episode primarily shows the BTS members planning their trip and arriving at the vacation homes.

Once they arrived, the members assigned each other rooms. Suga, Jin, and RM decided to sleep in one house because they prefer to go to bed early while J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook picked rooms in another house because they prefer staying up late.

At first, Jimin chose a room downstairs in the “Team Party Party” house. When he realized there was a bug on the wall in the bedroom, he quickly left the room and picked a different bedroom upstairs. In the end, J-Hope ended up choosing the room with the bug in it.

BTS’ J-Hope told Jimin he ‘almost fell in love with’ him

After picking the room with the bug, J-Hope considered trying to get rid of it himself. However, he found himself unable to go near the wall with the bug on it and asked Jimin for help.

“I’m not going to help,” Jimin said.

“How can you be so cold?” J-Hope asked.

Despite telling J-Hope he would not help with the bug, Jimin ended up killing it with a paper towel.

“I almost fell for you. I’m serious,” a grateful J-Hope told Jimin. “I almost fell in love with you.”

The two BTS members then decided to go to the kitchen to fix food.

BTS filmed a new season of ‘In the SOOP’

In addition to filming a variety show called Run BTS!, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook typically film an annual reality show.


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In 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, the Korean septet filmed a travel reality show called BTS: Bon Voyage where the members traveled to different places around the world. The fourth season was filmed in New Zealand and aired in 2019.

Because of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the members of BTS were unable to travel to film BTS: Bon Voyage. In 2020, the band began a new reality show called In the SOOP. With In the SOOP BTS Ver., the members take a short vacation together to focus on recharging and healing.

Season 1 of In the SOOP BTS Ver. took place in 2020 and showed BTS vacationing at a rental lake property. The second season of In the SOOP BTS Ver. premiered in October 2021 and shows the band members vacationing on a forest property with multiple houses, a pool, a tennis court, and a basketball court.

New episodes of In the SOOP BTS Ver. premiere on JTBC at 9 p.m. KST and on Weverse at 10 p.m. KST each Friday.