Misty has been one crazy rollercoaster ride that I am so happy to share with so many fun people. I loved reading all the theories (there were so many good ones!) and coming up with a few crazy ones of my own. This has been a lot of fun, y’all. Cheers!
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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 16
HR turns around and sees TW, she asks, was it you? the camear scans to the brooch and we see TW pull it off HR’s jacket in a vision/flashback. She says, it wasn’t you right?
We see another image of TW on that ngiht.
HR – tell me it wasn’t you, you are not that kind of guy
TW – Back then, I couldn’t see anything.
Flashback of that night and TW seeing KL driving his car in the opposite direction of his. Then he sees all the annoying moments he had with Kevin Lee. He thinks he is sleeping with his wife.
TW – And I couldn’t hear anything.
TW drives off and does his big U-turn. the traffic camera catches him. He speeds up as he catches up with Kevin Lee. KL sees him behind his car. TW pulls up beside KL’s car and looks over at him. KL also looks at TW cavaleirly. TW rolls his window down and so does KL. they glare at each other. But then TW looks to the front and drives off, he speeds away.
KL drives off as well. They meet somewhere and KL wants to know what this is. TW tells him not to come in front of HR any more, she has family and she is his wife. KL says she is his wife, but why did she meet me? A good husband and a good family that is why she picked you, but maybe she wasn’t satisfied, what she really wanted was lvoe.
TW – stop.
KL keeps talking about wife, family? that is a business, she is not your woman on paper, have you heard “love” from HR. No, right? KL steps closer to TW and says, My wife…F-you. TW grabs him and pushes him up against the wall. KL hits his head hard against the wall and falls.
TW tells him that he told him to stop and walks away. But KL falls to the ground. TW turns around and looks at the body, what?????
TW – everything happened so quickly.
TW drives off in the car, he is shell shocked. KL is in the backseat. TW is crying, he is so nervous. But then he turns off really quickly. he is in KL’s car and he pulls over on a side street somewhere hidden. he thinks for a moment and looks back at KL in the car. Then he sees the train coming. he looks at the train for a moment. then he drives off again.
TW drives the car and crashes it into a pole. The brooch falls and TW is also unconcious.
TW – back then, I wanted to die together, but I coudn’t even do that.
TW wakes up and gets out of the car, he looks back at KL in the backseat. then he looks around at the snow falling. He grabs KL and puts him in the front seat. He wipes his finger prints and shuts the door.
TW – It sounds like a lie, right? Everything is buried like that.
TW runs through the tunnel. then he waits at the bustop. He hops on the bus. the weather says there is a big snow storm. TW sees 911 going to a scene and watches it from the bus. he is shocked as the bus drives away.
HR tells the over night breaking news, Kevin Lee died.
TW looks at HR as he tells her this. She is crying, why didn’t you tell me? Why? You, were you planning on blaming me? Did you really want to see me blamed? TW says he was suffering, he didn’t know what to do. HR says he should have told her, he had a lot of chances, if she didn’t ask him then he would lie to her and pretend. He says he didn’t want her to find out. If he could bury it then he would. He wanted to do that and he thought he could do that.
TW is crying and HR left the room.
TW – I couldn’t tell you anything, whtever Isay, it will just sound like an excuse. HR, I’m sorry, everything sounds like lies and un truths, but this is true.
HR cries in her car and TW is still in the room.
TW – You were love for me.
TITLE: SMOKE AND FOG
EJ gets a phone all. Yes, she is he one that made the appointment, yes, thank you. She is in her home and hangs up the phone. She is going to the US and is packing. She picks up her laptop and thinks back to the memory chip. She holds the laptop tightly, but then trashes it.
SY is still unconcious in the hospital. HR is sitting next to her, but then she gets up and wallks out. She walks down the hall and sees a woman. It is EJ. they stare at each other for a moment and then sit togehter.
EJ – When you say it is not, when you can deny, then you have hope, but when that breaks then nothing is left. Next Monday, i will fly out and I will lead my own life. I don’t know where the end it or where I am heading. When I came home back then, my husband told me to visit Hawaii for a week. We just went to the courtroom and didn’t hav a honeymoon, but I wanted to come back as soon as possible. That is how we took that airplane. I shouldn’t have done that, if we didn’t take that plane, if we didn’t see you at the airport, then my husband wouldnt’ have died.
HR thinks back to the airport and running into KL.
HR stands and starts to walk off.
EJ – are you satisfide now? It is all because of you HR. Me, my husband, MW, your husband, it is all because of you that we came to this point. Are you satisfied now? Are you happy? I wanted to ask you if you are happy now.
HR – Bye-bye EJ. Let’s not see each other anymore.
TW is still at home and is staring off into nothingness.
GS comes to work early, he can’t sleep. Everyone is working hard so he goes straight to his desk. But then he sees HR with soju bottles on air. He says, who is drinking int his sacred place. But then he sees that it is HR. He asks her what she is doing there. HR looks a little drunk. She asks him, director, HR’s news, you said HR does real news right? GR wants to know if something happened. HR says she always has something. She says SY is in critical care so she doens’t have anyone to drink with. He tells her to drink with her husband at home. But HR just starts chicking.
She says she moved forward only and tried hard not to be behind others, she wored really really hard, why is everything all messed up? Why am I wrong now? GS sits next to her and says that no one knows what is wrong with their life, they just live their life as their daily life. She wonders, is that right? That is sad. She says it isn’t sad, it is fair. they only live today.
HR wants to know if he has any regrets, he says, regrets? Regret never comes first, I am just a news guy, accept news, nothing mattes. Maybe it is true for you as well, that is why we have you know. So stop crying and stand up before the kids come out.
He helps her out and takes the soju bottle out. He tells her to stand up as he leaves. But HR stays there and cries a little bit longer. GS looks at her finally standing from his office and hangs his jacket up before sighing and getting to work.
HR leaves and think sabout what EJ said…it is all becaue of you HR. Are you happy? What did you do about my mishaps.
HR stumbles and everything in her purse falls out. It is strewn all over the floor. MW comes up and starts to pick everything up. He puts it all back in her purse and helps her stand back up. He smiles at her.
MW – I came here to say bye.
He hands her her purse
MW – do you know that I don’t regret my choice back then. I never regreted it, because you deserve it HR. So, don’t feel sorry to anyone. It is not your fault, we are just living our lives. EJ and me and TW.
HR – Myung-woo, you…
MW – I am leaving.
MW walks off.
VO – But HR, I think it is fortunate, I have nothing but I can at least give you my name. This vacation was short, but it was a happy moment for me, so don’t cry too long.
HR – Myung-woo…..
VO – are you satisfied, are you happy?
TW is still at home in the living room, staring at nothing and holding his hands.
TW goes to his family house in the Morning. He asks them if they have eaten yet. His mother says they havent and he says that is good, he didn’t have his breakfast.
He sits for breakfast. His mom asks him why his wife didn’t come, she tells him to go somewhere quiet together, they never traveled together. He agrees. But his parents notice something isnt right.
Cut to TW talking to his father. He asks him what happened. Tell him, what happened? TW says, father, I won’t be able to see you for awhile. His father wants to know if he is going somewhere and TW says yes, for awhile. His father wants to know, is it something you are responsible for? TW tells him that he killed someone.
The father is stunned.
TW bows his head. Sorry.
Father – Stupid guy.
TW – I’m sorry.
SY wakes up in her hospital bed and HR is sleeping on the floor next to her. SY chuckles and starts graing about all the pain her body is in. HR wakes up and asks if she is okay, she will call the doctor. SY asks where TW is, what happened to him? HR wants to know what she is talking about. SY tells her, didn’t TW tell you anything.
SY went to see TW at his office and she was leaving. Flashback. SY says she just met EJ. maybe they need some explanations, lawyer Jung. The manager leaves and looks like he wonders what is going on. SY tells TW that EJ told her about the blackbox chip, is it true? Why did you erase it? TW says he just idn’t like it. She says of course he would hate for it to be public, but as her lawyer he shouldn’t have erased it. If something went wrong, she could have had it.
TW says he was confident because HR didn’t kill anyone. SY says it sounds like he knows who killed KL. Why was the brooch at the crime scene? Do you know? He says he knows. SY is stunned.
HR goes home and goes traight to TW’s office.
SY – He said he wants to take a vacation with her together, only the two of you. Accept your honeymoon, you never had a trip. He wanted to confess.
HR franstically looks for TW. She calls him and he picks up. SHe wants to know where he is right now.
HR goes to a museum possibly? She looks for TW and sees him looking at a painting. She walks up to him.
HR – TW shi
TW – this is my favorite artist painting, when I am having a hard time, I was comforted a lot by this artist, art.
HR – SY told me.
TW – Would you like to drink some tea?
In his office, KC sees the travel documents and sighs. A flashback of TW giving him some tickets. He tells him to take a vacation with his family, he worked hard with a low salary, I was always thankful. KC thanks him and asks if anything happened to him. TW says nothing happened. KC thanks him again and asys that he won’t leave right away, he will wait until summer. But TW tells him that he doens’t have to, he will take a vacation. But KC says he won’t listen to him this time.
There is a nock on the door. KJ comes in. He wants to know where TW is. KC doesn’t know. KC tells him to just stop, the case is all closed, why does he torture HR. He says he just does his job. KC yells at him, do a right job, my lawyer isn’t that kind of person, he always helps the poor, he isn’t a murderer, do a good job! You are good for nothing.
KC leaves with tears in his eyes and walks to his car. then we cut to him cleaning the office. But then he sees something. He pulls something out of a bag. It is a shirt. He wants to know why TW threw something like that away. A bandage and a t-shirt. Then he thinks back to TW on that day that KL died with the car accident. he went to work and TW was already there, did he see the news, KL…ah, you are already watching it. What is going on?
KC holds the clothing and then hides it in the trashcan again. He ties up the trashcan and hen cries in his car some more. But he sees someone comng to his car. He stares out the window at him. The man knocks on the window.
TW and HR sit and talk at the museum. He says he wanted to spend one more day with her like this. It is better than he thought, why didn’t they spend time like this together before? he thought it was love, so he was confident. Whatever you do, I thought I could change you. But after time passed, you were moving further away from me and I became smaller. I couldn’t stand that. It was difficult.
HR – you, are you really going there?
TW – thank you for coming, and, i am sorry.
He looks out the window as he tries not to cry. But then he stands and leaves. HR sits and tries not to cry.
But then she goes up to TW outside the museum and pulls his hand. She tells him that they should think about it a little longer, sure, lets go ona trip first. Lets think about what to do again. She pulls him into a hug.
HR – I can’t do it like this TW, I can’t do it.
He hugs her back and they have a moment where they hug each other tightly.
TW – How come we became like this?
HR – How come we ended up like this?
MW puts HR’s picture on a wall and steps back to look at it.
HR goes to work like a zombie. They tell her she is on vacation until next week, is she okay? She doesn’t look okay at all. She goes upstairs and meets with GS. She goes inside and he is happy to see her. She takes a white note and writes something on it. GS just watches her and then asks if something happened.
She gives him the note.
HR – News 9’s headline. Don’t make it breaking news, it is news 9’s headline. Can you at least do that for me?
GS – are you really okay?
She leaves and GS is watches the door. HR goes back downstairs and sits at her desk like a zombie.
Note: Kevin Lee’s killer is Kang Tae-wook, he confessed to the police.
GS – Argh, this is driving me crazy.
TW is about to cross the street. he looks at the police building. The light turns and he starts walking across the street. He makes it across and goes inside the police gates.
HR holds her head at her desk. But then she stands and looks out the window. She opens it reluctantly.
TW gets to the front oor and goes inside.
HR turns away and goes back to her desk.
TW walks thorughthe office, but something is wrong, people are running about.
JBC manager – What? The real killer? Okay, tell me! What?
The manager looks at HR. He hangs up and everyone asks what is wrong. The manager says the real killer turned himself in. They ask who it is, but he can’t say. he keeps looking at HR.
Cut to KJ with MW. He is in an interrogation.
Manager – Ha Myung-woo.
JW – huh? Ha Myung-woo?
HR is shocked. What are you talking about. The real murderer is Ha Myung Woo? The manager says he turned himself in as the killer. HR looks stunned.
TW hears about this as well. the detective says that TW can see him later.
KJ – hey Ha Myung-woo, do you know what you are saying.
MW – Yes, I know.
KJ – So , you really killed KL?
MW – Yes, and I also killed Baek Dong-young
KJ – Why?
MW – because they were torturing Ko Hae-ran
KJ gets a call. they say that MW is a psychopath, he has only photos of HR inside his house.
Manager – he was in jail for murder and he collected all HR’s things.
SJ – we found teh same drug that we found on the managers body
KJ – You can’t kill him! You were in jail!
MW – I ordered it to a hit man from the jail.
KJ – Why are you lying like this.
MW – I can’t endure anyone who is torturing HR, that is why Idid this.
KJ grabs MW.
MW – I killed them all!
KJ – You spent 19 years there and you want to go back again. How are you destroying your life like this?
MW – I never destroyed my life. I killed them, okay?
KJ lets go of MW and they have a stare off.
GS comes out, make some news, KL’s true killer came out! Hey HR, you know about him well, so give us some sources. HR is stunned. GS says that the fact is that the real murderer confessed, lets go with the facts.
TW stands at the police station adn KC comes out to greet him. He says MW came to see him.
Flashback to MW meeting KC. MW gives a letter to KC and asks him to hand it to lawyer TW. KC gives him the letter. They both stare at it and TW opens it.
MW – You should protect HR until the end, that is your punishment.
TW turns and we see JBC news with JW.
JW says that KL was actually murderered and MW said that he is the real killer. He already killed someone 19 years ago and he was stalking KL. He is also related with KL’s managers death.
EJ watches this at home. EJ goes to meet with MW in the jail. and asks why he did this, it is all because of HR.
MW – It was you. You started everything. It was you.
Flashback to MW waiting somewhere and EJ seeing him when they were kids.
EJ sees MW waiting at the school and looks heistant. But then she goes up to him. He asks where HR is. She says that she left first, didn’t he know? HR went to see the jewlery shop ajussi, the loan shark guy. But it is strange, why did he call her at closing time, he has a bad reputation.
MW takes off running and runs all the way to the jewlry shop. Then we see the crime scene. MW is in the car and HR is looking at him. EJ is also there, she doesn’t know what to do. She looks at HR and then looks back at MW.
in the present, MW says, if she didn’t do that , then he and HR may have led a different life.
EJ – So, your misfortune is because of me? Becaue of me?
MW – No, it is no ones fault, we are all living our own lives. So EJ, you live your life, forget everything, just stop hating.
EJ takes that in for a moment and we cut to her walking down the street contemplatively. She stops and just thinks as the operatic music plays. Then she starts walking again.
HR looks at the note that MW left HR. TW and HR sit at the table as they both look at this note.
Flashback to HR confronting GS, why did he do that, she ave him the truth.
GS – the news is delivering fact, MW is the killer. You can’t catchthe news with your feeling. You can’t make news only with feeling. People like this as the news, you have a 19 year old stalker and TW protected you. People are excited about this, it is nothing to lose for me.
HE gives her something, paperwork.
GS – you are the only one, KHR’s interview. Interview all the big people. You will be the Oprah Winfrey of JBC.
HR – what about the truth?
GS – Lets say that MW’s heart covered up the truth, so you live today.
HR walks away
VO- we will live our life, we don’t know where we are going. (and something else).
TW watches her walk away.
HR cries in her make up chair.
Cut to someone writing a note. Kevin Lee murder case. It is GS, he puts the note HR wrote inside a tiny envelope and puts it away with a lot of other little otes. He sighs and puts this box away in a secret place and looks at it for a moment. Then he goes back to looking over the News 9 desk.
We have a lot of Misty because of the weather change.
We see TW’s home, he comes out of his study and grabs his suit on the couch. It is a new suit possible? there is a note, 5 oclock news room. he goes outside and gets in his car.
KJ is there again (good Lord). TW says he is going to his wifes case. KJ says MW’s sentencing is tomorrow, if he is lucky then he will get a life sentence. He just wanted to see TW’s face. KJ says he doesn’t want to see criminals live their life happily. TW asks if he is done. KJ says it is pretty Misty today, safe driving. TW gets in the car and leaves.
TW drives off and we cut to HR at her makeup desk. She talks playfully with her makeup artist, did she do something nice for her skin? GS comes in and says HR looks like spring.
KO HAE RANS INTERVIEW SHOW
One of the pdn’s says for everyone to clap when HR comes out.
It is super Misty as TW drives. it is hard to see. TW has flowers in the car and HR calls. She asks where he is. He says he is almost there, he is at the tunnel. HR tells him that the recording starts soon, don’t be late.
GS says that her second interview is TW. You can do a good job. He leaves and we see TW driving to
HR – I dreamed about happiness, the happiness that I could achieve
TW – What did I dream about.
TW shows up and walks to the room
TW – was it you? Or was it the perfect me for you?
Why was the brooch at the scene? HR, answer me.
TW thinks back to showing up at HR’s interrogation scene. he is her husband.
VO – what if I just confessed back then.
TW – KHR has nothing to do with this case, that night, the last person who saw KL…was me.
HR – Yobo
VO – If I did that, would I remain a perfect man for you?
TW is still driving and tearing up. He gets to the tunnel and he speeds up. He closes his eyes and revs the engine as he drives through the tunnel.
HR goes to the interview and everyone claps. She introduces herself and says thank you for coming despite of the fog. She talks playfully for a bit and teh audience smiles. Someone asks her if she is happy now. HR pauses.
VO – I thought I almost achieved it, but when I opened my hand, there was nothing.
The back, someone calls but the woman says they are reording. She looks shocked though.
HR is paused on stage.
VO – Maybe we tried to fight hard to achieve something that we can’t achieve,.
GS yells at HR to snap out of it.
HR tears up.
VO – So, are you happy?
Y’all, what happened with that ending? That was probably the worst ending that could possibly happen. I can’t recommend this show with that ending. But I am happy that I watched it live with everyone here! This was a fun drama despite this ending because of y’all!