Speaking of Myung-woo, one thing I am really looking forward to is the conversation Tae-woo must have had with Myung-woo (I am assuming that it is Myung-woo’s voice in the voiceover from the clip, but perhaps it was someone else’s voice?). I really just want to see the conversation between two men who deeply love and care for the same woman in their own way. I feel like this conversation will be drastically different from the one Tae-wook had with Kevin Lee which was filled with shade and vitriol.
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Shorthand: Misty Character Chart
Ko Hae-ran – HR | Kang Tae-wook – TW | Yoon Song-yi – SY | Jung Ki-chan – KC | Ha Myung-woo – MW | Han Ji-won – JW | Lee Jae-young (Kevin Lee) – JY | Seo Eun-joo – EJ | Jang Gyu-suk – GS | Oh Dae-woong – DW | Lee Yeon-jong – YJ | Kwak Ki-suk – KS | Kang Ki-jun – KJ | Choi Ki-sub – CKS | Park Sung-jae – SJ | Byun Woo-hyun – WH
MISTY LIVE RECAP: EPISODE 11
MW and HR meet outside. A voiceover says, what if this isn’t the first time for her? It is EJ telling this to TW and she continues…what if this isn’t the first time HR has killed someone?
HR tells MW hello, with tears and choking up. MW tells her that it has been awhile HR.
TW is driving home and remembers asking MW about going to jail for murder. He also thinks of what EJ said…HR is everything to MW and for HR, MW is a scarlet mark. TW was thinking about this so intensely that his car swerves and lane detection comes on.
MW AND HR
Both of them are sitting at a cafe and talking. MW tells her she is still confident and cool. HR tells him that he is saying that to comfort her. But MW just continues…this is just a detour, just slow down a little bit and breathe a little bit. But then HR starts crying, she wants to know why MW found her again, he should live his life and not come back.
MW asks her…do you love your husband? Do you really love him from the bottom of your heart? HR doesn’t answer, she just looks at MW.
Cut to TW sitting in his office at home. He looks intense as he just stares at something. HR comes home and is about to go to her room, but she turns around and looks in the direction of TW’s office. She walks to it and knocks on the door. It opens easily by itself and TW looks up. He asks her…that man that came back, does he love you also? Did you come back? Yes. (So, HR answered yes to coming back but not necessarily to him loving her.)
A boy is holding up the bus, it is MW. The boy is pretending to tie his shoe on the bus so that HR can run up the hill to catch up to the bus. He smiles as he sees her running up the hill. He protects her on the bus as well as they go over several bumps.
VO – When I was having a hard time and poor, MW was my only friend. MW grew up with his grandma, he wanted to be a lawyer as his grandma wished. I grew up with my mother, I studied hard and tried to be whatever.
HR and her mother argue, her mother doesn’t want her to go to college because they don’t have money.
VO – I didn’t have much of a chance or options to make money for college.
We see young HR walking to a building and going inside. She tells the man inside that she will pay it back when she goes to college and can get part-time jobs. The man tells her to come back around store closing time, around 9 pm. A person on the radio says they have to make choices in life among all other choices.
We cut to young MW waiting after school for HR, but she isn’t’ showing up. The radio says that choices, what affects our choices the most is worrying about the future. If we have to choose because we are scared about the future, then it means we won’t be happy because we didn’t choose that choice for happiness, only because we worried about the future.
HR goes to the man’s building and the music starts playing. Meanwhile, MW is running down the alley frantically as he looks for HR. The man slowly approaches HR, she runs and tries to get out. Then we see her leaving the store and running directly into MW, but her clothes are all messed up. MW runs inside and stabs the man right away. HR told him to wait, but he just charged in and stabbed him.
VO – After the accident, MW’s grandmother came to me with the college fund. That was MW’s wish, I could go to college with that money.
Sometimes I think, why didn’t he trust me…really nothing happened…why didn’t he trust me, then no one would have died, and MW wouldn’t have been a murderer. Then I also would have an easier life.
TW – That is…it?
HR – Yes…that’s it.
TW – Okay…I see.
TW looks at the desk, he can’t look at HR and HR is also looking away, but she is able to look at TW. She looks at TW, but he can’t meet her eyes. HR gets up to leave slowly, she turns to look at TW one last time…he is still looking at his desk. But as soon as the door closes, he looks up at her.
What HR said goes over and over in his head, why didn’t he trust her, nothing really happened. He thinks back to HR telling TW that it wasn’t her…it wasn’t her yobo! And he thinks about what she said about having an easier life. He breaks the glasses on his table in anger or frustration and they shatter on the floor.
HR hears it and turns, she is about to go back inside the office, but she hears TW crying. This shocks her, so she doesn’t go inside.
SJ and KJ are eating and they think about what JW told KJ in the garage. JW tells KJ that she isn’t the killer. KL and she were together until news 9 dealt with the steel company and the worker case. Then KL went out and EJ called her. EJ was angry so she was wondering about that. She wondered why police suspect HR when the wife has the biggest motive to kill KL. The wife knows about 2 women with her husband.
But the detective says EJ was home all the time. JW says, if you weren’t on CCTV, does that mean you were at home? HR lost the most in this case, she was about to be a Blue House representative, so she shouldn’t put blood on her hands.
KJ – Why are you protecting HR so much?
JW – I am a reporter and news 9 anchor, so I am telling you the truth, why do you suspect her so much, do you have any other reason?
KJ AND SJ
SJ wonders why KJ is so obsessed with HR. He has never been obsessed with someone like this before. They are both eating ramen, but then the phone rings. SJ answers it, someone calls and says they witnessed something.
The cameraman is looking at the news with a smile. The news says that they are going to investigate this case. Then we cut to JBC vice president and rich lawyer. They are meeting alone and talking about the case. The rich lawyer tells the VP to take care of the director, GS, and then they will be able to take care of HR. But the VP says they shouldn’t touch him, they fired him in the last administration, but they didn’t find anyone better, that is why he is back. But the rich lawyer thinks they should fire GS and put HR as the director. VP thinks that is crazy, HR will kill them. But rich lawyer tells the VP that they should make the two tigers fight each other. Then it would be interesting.
Cut to the VP offering the position to HR. HR wants to know what is going on, why is he offering that position to her? What about the director. The VP tells HR that he knows how ambitious she is. He is telling her that they are the same and on the same side.
Cut to the news team meeting. The politician won’t be affected too much. It is an issue, but he will only be out of his position temporarily, he will be back. But then they say that their viewership was a record high yesterday, that is all that they need! GS comes in and sits at that time, they start to talk about the spring news. GS looks at HR’s chair, but it is empty. He says that they should start.
Cut to HR looking at the news 9 desk when GS walks up behind her. He asks her if she misses that seat and she says…I don’t know, maybe. HR tells GS that the VP suggested something interesting to her. He told her that he will give her GS’s seat. GS laughs, so did you say you will take it? HR says that she said she will think about it. GS says the VP picked up a nice card this time. HR says, what if I say I really want your seat, what will you do? GS says he will use all the ways he can to stay there. HR wants to know if he has any plans to gracefully give his seat to a hubae but GR says he will keep it a little longer. He tells her to not be too greedy this time. Then he leaves, there is a 70-minute news program, and HR says…you are just giving me this 70-minute thing and leaving? She laughs.
HR AND MOTHER-INLAW
MIL meets with HR and wants her to act right. How can she put her father in law and husbands face in the mud like this (their image is bad right now)? HR apologizes and Umma wipes her own tears away. MIL tells HR that she should leave TW, TW won’t do it, so HR should leave him. She made him into an idiot and that is enough, so she should leave him. She didn’t have her son for HR to use him, when she thinks about her Tae-wook-i….just leave him. MIL leaves.
Meanwhile, TW is just staring out of his window. KC mutters…why is he so serious today? Then we see TW calling someone. He tells that person that they should meet.
TW walks into a bar and sees the mystery man, MW at the bar. He is drinking something stiff. TW just stares at him for a moment and then sits with him. But it is awkward and they don’t look at each other.
TW – HR told me about you two…let me ask you a question, why did you come to me…why…as soon as you got out of jail, you came to me…i want to know.
MW – When you like someone, because of that love I sometimes feel so small, I thought it was love, that is why I felt small, but now I realize after 19 years in jail, it wasn’t about love, it was about my poor pride. I wanted to know what kind of side you had (love or pride).
TW – What do you mean?
MW – I think you know what I mean.
Tae-wook leaves and we hear a voiceover.
VO – When you start to think you are going to protect your love, that means it is not love anymore, it is all unnecessary man pride.
TW arrives at HR’s workplace and asks where Ko Hae-ran anchors seat is. We cut to him walking to it apprehensively. He sees HR sitting in the archive room, leaning against the corner of her desk. Her head is down.
VO – When you start to love someone, because of that love, sometimes you feel very small. Lawyer Kang Tae-wook, what do you want to protect now? Hae-ran or your own pride?
Hae-ran turns her head and sees TW standing there, she is startled
HR – Tae-wook-shi, what is the occasion?
TW – Is that your desk?
HR – This is just for looks (formality). Don’t worry about it. Let’s go to the first-floor cafe. Let’s go.
HR walks off and walks past TW, but then TW runs to catch up.
TW – Hae-ran ah!
HR – Why? (Yes/What)…what’s wrong
TW – Just…Hae-ran…I thought it over again and again, but I am not confident. If I go back to that moment seven years ago knowing what I know now, I am not confident that I would give you up (he would make the same choice). I lived as your husband for 7 years and I am still like that. I still want to have you.
He slo-mo walks to her as she stares at him holding back tears and trying to remain composed, he holds her face with his hands and kisses her passionately in the hallway. HR puts her arms around him as they kiss. She pulls him into a tight embrace and we cut to their home.
TW and HR are in bed together with TW holding HR from behind. A wine bottle is on the bar as they cuddle.
EJ’s home is empty and dirty. EJ sits on her couch and looks around, but then she gets a text. She goes to someone’s memorial and bows. Cut to EJ sitting with the manager. It looks like the manager’s sister died. He is crying as he talks to her, he didn’t know the text message went to her as well. He apologies to her. He says he shouldn’t have done that, but he needed money for his sister’s hospital bills and he thought HR was rich so if he just spread the word around then he thought she would give him a lot of money, he is really sorry.
EJ tells him not to cry, it is not his fault, it is no one’s fault, it is just because they don’t have power. EJ says she lost her husband and baby but no one is responsible for it is she gets hurt, but no one is sorry for her. She is so angry and is going crazy, no one is on her side in this world, everyone is taking everything as if nothing happened, they live their own life nicely. You shouldn’t be sorry (manager) you didn’t do anything to me.
The manager starts crying again and EJ tells him not to cry, let’s not cry. She holds his hands, but she also starts crying as she tells him not to cry.
HR is up and about in the kitchen. She looks around and then notices a letter from the law office to her. She looks at it but doesn’t open it, then she looks back inside the bedroom, TW is still sleeping. The letter is from Seoul Central Prosecutors Office.
The manager ells GS that HR is back, she is unpacking already. GS looks out his window at HR unpacking at her desk. DW wants to know how GS doesn’t know about it. HR looks up at GS and smiles. GS looks disturbed.
GS goes to talk to the VP, but he is in a meeting. Then we see GS meeting with HR. Is she on the VP’s side now? HR says that is what will happen eventually, but she has a condition. GS says, tell me. HR gives him her letter.
HR says she has a condition. The rich law firm has to take on her case and win it.
The rich lawyer says they will take on her case. He smiles and says HR knows how to play games. He smiles.
Then we cut to GS, he wants to know if she will regret this decision? She isn’t confident that she won’t, but she says that this is her only choice. GS says that he is a ruthless man and HR says that she is ready. She is ready to fight seriously and truthfully. They both look at each other in a stare off.
HR leaves and sees YJ, YJ thinks HR is great, she is a murder suspect and now she might be the director of JBC. HR says her husband is also great, he arrested a person without evidence, he shouldn’t be this dirty. The women face off, they say that TW’s husband is a tearjerker now, he pretends that the rumors were just rumors and he had to defend HR as a woman, that is the worst…she is really a bad woman. YJ smiles and walks off. HR looks affected by what she said, she is frozen in place and looking around.
TW goes to work and KC immediately tells him that something is going on. Prosecutor WH will charge HR. TW didn’t know about this and HR didn’t tell him.
HR IS still in the hallway looking at nothing. She is resting her back against the wall and thinking. Her phone rings, but she isn’t picking up. Then she finally picks up. It is TW, he says he saw all the prosecutor things, she is charged. HR says she knows and she won’t give him the case, she has another lawyer. She says she has to hang up because she is busy. (OMG it feels like she might divorce him maybe?)
KC wants to know what she said, TW says that she found another lawyer. KC is all like…wuuuuuut???? But he gets back to it and tells KC to find the reason why the prosecutors charged the case.
Then we cut to the manager at EJ’s place. She gave him something to eat and then she slipped some money to him. She tells him that this will be enough money for him to live. She also asked the agency to take good care of him as well, so just eat for now.
EJ goes to her room and looks at all the baby items she purchased. She tells the baby not to worry about her, she will live a good life and will survive. She will pretend like she is doing okay, she will live well until the end, so don’t worry. Then she hears a click.
She goes back downstairs and sees that the manager left. He didn’t take the money and he didn’t eat anything. We see him storming out of the apartment and crying. Then we see MW on his tail.
HR AT HOME
HR gets home and looks exhausted. But then she sees a gorgeous dinner set up for her with candles and wine. He tells her to sit, he has some meat in the over that will take 15 more minutes. Would she like some wine?
HR goes to the table and sits, but she drinks her wine without toasting. TW thinks something is up. He tells her to just stop finding another lawyer, if she is doing this because she is worried about him, he is okay. He expected this. HR says that she hated her mom for trusting men again and again even though she is betrayed all the time. HR liked her marriage with TW because she was confident she wouldn’t love him…but she isn’t confident.
TW – What do you mean?
HR – Let’s separate, Kang Tae-wook.
TW looks at her, he doesn’t know what to say.
HR – I am really sorry…I have pain because of you…if this is love, then maybe I love you Kang Tae-wook…so, let’s stop here.
HR gets up and walks away coolly, but she looks broken in her room. TW is still looking at where she sat.
HR tells herself to get real, get real. She puts her purse down and then goes to get her headache pills. TW is still sitting by himself. HR looks at her desk. TW gave her a Tiffany gift. The letter says, I love you.
The meat alarm goes off in the kitchen and HR starts to cry as she reads the letter. She wonders why they are always not meeting. TW’s head turns toward HR’s room. Then we see HR looking at her gift, it is a necklace with a key. HR thinks back to everyone telling her to leave her husband, he is pitiful next to her. She thinks of MW asking her if she loves her husband from the bottom of her heart? HR starts to cry in her room and we see TW tearing up at the table. HR is broken as she cries at her desk and TW is composed as he sits at the table.
ONE WEEK BEFORE COURT
There is a witness! A witness!!!! Someone saw KL’s death! KC is yelling this as he runs to the office. He met with someone who says they really saw it. His 20-year friend told him that. The friend is close to the prosecutor team. TW is alarmed, they have to tell HR.
HR is at work and gets a call. HR wants to know why the law firm isn’t’ doing anything. The VP says the firm is doing something, he asks them. HR tells him that she only has one week before the trial. But the VP just blows her off.
Then we see that the VP is in the office with the rich lawyer. He wants to know what they want to do. We see WH talking to them about HR not being able to get away this time. The rich lawyer tells the VP that he doesn’t need to worry, his person will call her soon.
The news team is meeting. HR has a face-off with GS, she opposes his plan and everyone is like ?????????!!!!!!!!! GS wants to know what her plan is, so she starts talking about her plan. GS says they covered her plan a lot, people are used to that news. But HR says it all depends on how they spin it. GS thinks and tells everyone that they should have a different item for tomorrow.
The manager gets up tells HR that everything is uncomfortable with her acting like this. But HR just says she has to act like this and leaves. The team starts talking about the fight between HR and GS. JW smiles and wonders if they think a woman can be a director? If she can be a director, then JW might be able to be a director as well. JW leaves.
In the office, time passes…HR just sits in one spot and doesn’t move. We see everyone around her moving and walking around but she is just in one spot. Then HR looks up at the director and he looks back at her.
Cut to HR talking to her reporter friend. The friend wants to know what she will do. HR says she doesn’t think that much anymore. She just looks for ways and pushes in that direction. The friend wants to know if she will really divorce TW. HR says she is and the friend wants to know if he agrees. She thinks her husband will really be hurt this time, but maybe it is better for him. But how about HR, would this separation be good for him also? HR says that she doesn’t know.
Cut to HR walking around her home.
VO – I don’t know if it was the right decision to let him go (she looks in TW’s office and the law firm calls her).
BIG LAW FIRM
HR visits the law firm. The secretary tells her to wait in an expansive chic room. Her lawyer will meet her there.
VO – All the decisions I made until now, I was sure of everything, but this decision…I don’t know
The lawyer starts walking in. We see him walking in slow motion
VO – Without him…will I be okay…without him…
Someone knocks on the door and opens it. We see this person walking in and HR stopping and staring at him, it is Tae-wook!
HR stares at Tae-wook and he stares at her stoically.
TW – Hello, I am Kang Tae-wook, your lawyer.
(with a new OST?)
(very quick live translation)
Why do you do this much
I promised that I will be next to you all the time
I will be sorry to you
It is okay
HR is done now
Who saw it?
Dong-hyun where are you
Have a good life
HR where are you
Don’t open the door
Hae-ran refused TW’s offer, but TW says he is doing it to reclaim his previous mistake, which is why he will defend her in court. Meanwhile, there was a witness that saw Kevin Lee’s murder.
Scene 1: HR talks to TW about the truth of that day and about MW. She says “Why didn’t MW believe what I said. If so, no one would have died….”
Scene 2: KJ rethinks HR’s case again after meeting JW. She says, “Why do the police only accuse HR? EJ has the highest motive.”
Scene 3: The vice president of JBC suggests for HR to be on his side and he offers her the newsroom director position.
Scene 4: The director meets HR and she tells him, “What if I want to take your seat?” then he says “I will try to keep my position using whatever means I need.”
Scene 5: TW meets MW at a bar and asks him, “Why did you come to me as soon as you got out of the jail?” MW says “I was in pain because of my pitiful pride, not because of love”
Scene 6: TW visits HR at JBC and confesses that he still wants to have her.
Scene 7: Kevin’s manager confesses to EJ that he did everything for money. EJ says it wasn’t his fault, it is all because they are not powerful.
Scene 8: HR is back at her normal desk at JBC. Vice president of JBC avoids GS’s request to meet him. HR and the director are going to fight over the director position.
Scene 9: YJ criticizes HR, she uses TW and makes him look pitiful.
Scene 10: HR tries to let TW go. She tells him, “Let’s separate, Kang Tae-wook…. I think I love you.
Scene 11: HR made TW leave but she isn’t sure if it was a good decision. But TW comes back as her lawyer.