Some things need no preamble, and K-actor Song Joong Ki being released today after serving nearly two years of mandatory military service is one of those things that require no explanation for the excitement. Fans and throngs of K-media have been camped outside his military base since before dawn so Song Joong Ki’s exit walk was met with camera clicking fanfare. Even more than Yoo Seung Ho‘s discharge nearly six months ago, Song Joong Ki finishing his military duty feels like a car with the engine left running but the parking brakes pulled finally gets to release the clutch and take off at max speed.
Song Joong Ki’s return from military life feels rather temporary since he’s headed right into the filming of medical and military disaster zone K-drama Descendants of the Sun, where he’s also playing a military officer. I’m sure he didn’t pick that drama for the ease of playing that role but it’s so pretty funny that he won’t even need to grow his hair out much for it. I’m personally unholy amounts of exited about DotS for Song Joong Ki alone but the drama won’t hit the airwaves until October so for now I’ll just bask in the contented happiness of knowing he’s back for good. Check out all the welcome back pics below!