The comments for this show are really great, which makes me love this drama even more. I love how no one wants Tae-wook to be involved in anyway, yet everyone suspects him! Count me as one of those people as well, but I suspect everyone. I am going to throw the News 9 team manager, Dae-woo into the list of suspects because, why not. He has a weird favoritism for Joo-won that might extend into obsession, possibly? My theory: maybe Joo-won killed Kevin Lee and Dae-woo helped her stage the death. I don’t know, man. This show is all in my head.
As far as this episode is concerned, does anyone think that Eun-joo will be successful in seducing Tae-wook? I mean TW is pretty sprung on Hae-ran and they did get a little loving in recently, so I am less inclined to think so. But, man, you just never know with those Thailand pictures and that black box video floating around! If he sees either one of those then he might just have some revenge popo.
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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
Airing Time: Feb. 23rd, 23:00 Seoul
How To Watch: On Demand Korea (no membership required) *Update, episode 7 is up!*
MISTY LIVE RECAP: EPISODE 7
Eun-joo is walking on the street, she is thinking about telling her husband about HR at the airport. She is also thinking of all the moments that she saw HR and KL together. Her face is stoic as she thinks back to the USB with the black box footage. She has a look of determination as she looks at TW’s office building, the crosswalk says to walk, but she is just lost in looking at the building. Everyone crosses the street without her, but then she starts to walk across the street, he smiles as she sees TW. Oh, we bumped into each other!
VO – The two of you, what happened?
TW and KL are talking at the cafe meeting from the end of the last episode. HR is looking between the two of them. EJ says that the large company sued Kevin Lee about all the rumor of KL drinking and driving. It hurt their company image so EJ wants TW to defend her and her husbands’ name. TW says that it is not his specialty, but he can introduce her to a friend who can handle it. EJ isn’t comfortable with a friend though because this deals with their personal life.
EJ says that everyone wanted to be KL’s friend when he was famous, but now that he is dead, everyone has left. She is having a hard time because of that. HR tells TW to take the case. She even tells TW about the baby EJ has, can’t TW take the case? TW looks hesitant, but he gives EJ his contact information and tells her to bring him some information when she can.
But, once they leave TW tells HR that he doesn’t want to focus on EJ’s case, he wants to focus on HR’s. But HR asks her husband to take care of it please, it will help with them as well. TW tells her that HR is good at making him make a choice (that she wants?). EJ comes up at that moment and asks to go with TW to discuss the issue right away. She is sorry if he is busy but they say it is fine and TW and EJ leave. HR looks out the window at Ej and she looks back at her as if she won this particular battle.
TITLE: SECRET #7 (Secret, 7?)
GS tells HR that the Blue House picked someone else. She won’t be the representative. HR leaves and calls the Blue House person, she wants to know who this representative is. She heard it was internally decided. The Blue House person tells her that he can’t divulge that information. HR tells him that it must be true since he can’t tell her. He apologizes curtly. Click.
HR goes to meet with the cameraman, KS. The government is trying to promote the other anchor in the Blue House and HR has a file on him. KS wants to know, what will she do with the original clip of a Macau Gambling issue? She says that she will use it for good and leaves.
EJ AND TW
TW drops EJ off and she wants to know if he would like to discuss the case over dinner at her place? If he is uncomfortable then it is okay. TW says that he isn’t uncomfortable (though he looks super uncomfortable). EJ smiles and says they can go in then and gets out of the car. TW hesitantly follows her and she holds the door open for him to enter her place.
HR gets a text from TW, he will eat dinner at EJ’s house. This distracts HR, she looks like she is thrown off of her game. Cut to KL’s manager, he thinks back to trying to blackmail her. She told him to think about it carefully because a lot of people have tried to blackmail her
HR goes on air and starts talking about the case leaking. The detective starts to remember an old case as he looks at HR on the screen. HR says that it might take some time, but you can’t bury the truth forever.
The airing ends and HR leaves, but as she is leaving, someone tells her something. In addition, she gets a call from the manager. He tells her that he wants 100K, no negotiations. Then we see that the police also came to the hospital to see the managers sister. The manager is going down and the police are waiting to go up. But when the elevator opens it is empty and they get in. But then the detective sees the manager and they yell that it is him! They start to chase him!
Cut to a chase scene around the streets of Seoul. KJ is too old to keep up, but the younger detective, SJ catches him. But the guy gets away again so they start to chase him once more. Finally, they catch him and ask him why he is running away. he says it is because they are chasing him! They tell him to just sit and talk, they can eat some soup. But the manager takes off again! He is able to escape this time as KJ is way too tired to follow.
But a mystery man jumps on the manager and knocks him out! Cut to MW looking innocent as he watches the detectives walking around. The detectives meet up again and say that they lost him, they need to wait in front of his home again. KJ tells the young detective to exercise so he can catch the guy next time. He could fly when he was his age.
EJ AND TW AT HER HOME
EJ is on her knees looking for the file TW needs in her cabinet. But she can’t find it. TW walks into the room and EJ apologizes for not having the file handy. But TW tells her to take her time. EJ mentions that she feels like KL is still alive and is out for a game, she feels like he will come home and call her name, Eun-joo. Well, that is just how she feels. Then she thinks she finds the file and takes it over to TW. TW thinks that it is a lot of money and EJ moves her head close to him as she looks at the file. TW notices this. They start talking about all the money and where it is located. But the name isn’t under her yet, she didn’t have time to do that. TW asks to see the LLC documents and EJ runs off to fetch them.
Meanwhile, HR is sitting at home staring at nothing. Her arms are folded as she just sits there.
Back at EJ’s place, TW is busy checking the file and EJ is looking at him. She turns on some music and TW notices it. He looks at the stereo. She wonders if it bothers him and he says that it is okay. EJ tells him that this song was HR’s favorite song in High School, it also became her favorite song. They keep listening to the song. It is “Knock knock knocking on Heavens Door by Bob Dylan.” TW nods and keeps working. EJ sips her tea as she watches TW work.
Meanwhile, HR is still sitting at home and not moving at all.
TW’S FAMILY HOME
The mother, father, and the rich influential lawyer are all talking. The mother leaves and lets the two men talk business. That is when the wealthy man tells the father all that happened at the law meeting and in the Gold Room. They say that HR looks very smart and the father agrees, she has a smart side. But he is mostly concerned about TW. The rich lawyer wanted to ask the father, how much should he do?
TW AND HR
TW finally came home and they eat breakfast together. HR tries to bring up last night, she should tell her….but then TW gets a call and leaves the table. HR looks at his back and wonders what she is doing. The person on the phone is MW, they talk, but then HR tells TW, she is going now yobo. MW pauses when he hears her voice, he listens to them talking with a stunned yet caring look. But then TW gets back on the phone and they talk about the manager. TW wants to know what this manager has. MW says that he will find him.
But then we follow MW’s gaze which leads us to the manager all tied up and tied to a chair with tape over his mouth.
MW drags a chair to the manager’s side and sits in front of him. He says, now let’s reveal what you have.
The detectives see that someone has been there before him and searched the house already. the ponder who would do this, loan sharks? they will look at the CCTV. But KJ mutters that this case is funny.
The detectives look at the CCTV of the hospital and see that HR was there. KJ tells SJ to find out where HR is right now.
TW AND EJ
TW meets EJ so that they can go meet the company. The company is huge and has so many lawyers at the table that they are meeting at. The lawyers start to talk about what KL said about HR in the elevator. TW says that he was there as well and that conversation is not convincing. The rumor between the two is spread all around. EJ looks all kinds of uncomfortable and whisper-tells TW and everyone there that she will wait outside. TW looks off at her leave as if he feels for her. But then he gets back to business with the company.
The company tries to push TW. This shouldn’t be a big deal, or it will hurt HR. TW thinks that this company wants to take their revenge out on him because of the foreign worker and they want to hurt HR because of the news story. They can sue them both if that is the case. TW and HR will sue them as well. So basically, don’t start none, won’t be none.
Cut to TW going outside and telling EJ that they can leave. But she collapses on the floor and TW goes to her side.
SJ found the location of HR and tells KJ, she is in a shopping mall right now. He found out from social media and tries to explain hashtags to KJ, but KJ is like, whatever and they drive off. The detectives go to see HR, but then they hide, it looks like HR is going to meet someone. But this person is late, they were supposed to meet at 2 pm. HR calls someone. KJ thinks that she must be waiting for someone, but who could she wait for in this busy place? They think she must be waiting for the manager, this could be a big score for them.
HR’s head slowly turns toward the detectives, then we see some boots walking up. It is MW, HR sees MW from her seat, they make eye contact and her eyes grow big as she watches him. MW places something slickly on the table and leaves as if he was just walking by. But HR is so into her emotions after seeing him. She says Myung-woo and stands and looks at him. But then she sees the chip on the table. She grabs all her things and leaves.
In her car, she takes a breath….then drives off. The detectives come out and see her driving off. They think that they should check the CCTV again. SJ thinks that nothing happened, but KJ thinks that something must have happened.
Cut to HR in a bathroom stall. She puts the chip into her tablet and sees all the original pictures from Thailand. Then we see her confirming something, Yes, Ha Myung-woo has been released from jail.
MW refuses to meet with HR because he doesn’t want to show himself behind bars. HR meets tries to meet with him over and over again, but he refuses. HR asks to give MW a letter. The guard gives it to MW: MW, I am going to get married, But I will never forget you.
It is a wedding invitation for the wedding of TW and HR. MW looks at this and smile-cries.
HR puts the chip in the toilet and flushes it. She watches it as it goes down the drain. Cut to TW at the hospital. He is waiting for EJ to come out. The doctor tells EJ that everything is normal there are no problems. Did she have stomach pain? Take calcium and rest. Did you come here with your guardian? EJ tells her, yes.
She goes outside and sees TW sitting among the people, but she imagines that it is Kevin Lee. When TW gets up, EJ only sees Kevin Lee. Kevin Lee asks her what did the doctors say? EJ is too stunned though. Do you still have the baby? Is the baby okay? Kevin Lee turns into Tae-wook and EJ tells him that the baby is okay, there are no problems. TW looks relieved and tells her that that is good.
While driving back, EJ tells TW that she went to America all alone, but she had her husband with her. Now, she doesn’t know what to do or how to live. TW turns on some music, “Knock knock knocking on Heaven’s door” EJ notices and asks TW if he loves HR a lot. He says yes and EJ says that HR deserves it. She is pretty and smart and knows what she wants. She was super popular among the guys, but no one knew how hard HR tried to survive. She asks TW if HR ever talked about her past. TW tells her that she didn’t, not so much. EJ says that that is just like HR and she looks out the window.
They keep driving as they listen to the song and we pan to HR at JBC. She is at a meeting among all the news screw. They are talking about all the things that they are going to cover on the news. The same bad company had a problem where their building fell. Joo-won is explaining this to everyone and the manager Dae-woo talks about it. But there is nothing new about bribery and collapsing buildings. They don’t want to cover it. But HR speaks up, she asks JW what they should do, they need to bring up a new angle. She asks it almost as if she is giving JW a job to do, like as if it is investigative reporting.
Cut to JW and HR talking in the coffee room. JW wants to know why she gave her that big job and HR said that JW wanted her job, so she is giving her this chance to prove it. HR tells her that she hates her, but she acknowledges that is smart and hardworking. The problem is that she focuses on something else, not the reporting, so this time she should focus on the reporting. If JW is in that position (news 9) instead of her, and she is not good, then it will make her angry. After saying that she walks up to JW and tells her good job with a smile.
Next, HR meets with the cameraman, he has what HR wanted. But he wants to know what she will use it for. HR tells him that she will use it for a fair purpose, he doesn’t’ have to worry about it. Then she tells him that he did a good job on the news yesterday and walks off. The cameraman pumps his fist and celebrates as he turns to leave as well.
Then reporter SY talks to HR. The other anchor will quit his job soon and go to the Blue House so HR should look for another chance. But HR tells her reporter friend that there is no next chance for her.
Cut to HR in the men’s room. She confronts a man there as if nothing is strange, she heard that he will be a government representative. He wants to know what she wants. She brings up, does the government know that he hangs out with high officials, buys sex, and gambles with all these higher-ups? She has all the data that he did all these things. The man tells her that there is no evidence, it is just a rumor. But HR tells him that he can resign or he will be kicked out. But the man wants to know, if he quits, will she get the position? They go back and forth with there threatening of each other. Both say that neither are qualified.
He asks if she is that perfect that she can blackmail him? But HR says that she just needs to be confident with her news. This will be the headline on the day that he signs his contract with the Blue House, so be ready for it. She slams the USB on the sink and leaves. (I think she slammed a USB.)
Cut to the Blue House representative calling her as she drives off like a boss.
Someone came to the police station. It is the manager and he is turning himself in.
THE DETECTIVE, KJ, CALLS BYUN WOO-HYUN
KJ calls WH (Yeon-jong’s husband) and tells him that the manager is there. Then we cut to a meeting between the manager and KJ. The manager says that he was blackmailing HR. KJ wants to know what he has to blackmail HR with. KJ’s hands look strange, his is sitting strangely and the detective notices. He moves his hands off the table and says that he just needed money. Cut to MW coaching the manager in what he is going to say, you just needed money, you just needed money, one more time. Cut back to the detective. The detective asks the manager, is he being threatened now?
Meanwhile, MW calls TW and tells him that the manager won’t say anything, he took care of it. TW puts his phone down as if he doesn’t’ actually know what MW did. Then we see MW in the hospital room of the manager’s sister.
The detective leans in, is the manager being threatened? But the manager just keeps saying that he just needed money.
HR and GS look in on a person giving the news. HR thinks he has bad pronunciation. But GS wants to know, does she still want that position with the Blue House? HR says that she would be lying if she said she didn’t want it, but the person who has it should deserve it. It looks like the other guy might have called GS and complained to him maybe? HR tells GS that he brought JW back. Usually, other people come in and out, they are promoted, but she is still news 9 anchor. All the people who get promoted are all men, she needs to find a way to survive. He wants to know if Blue House is the answer and she says that she doesn’t’ know, but this is as far as she can go at JBC so she is finding another way. Then she tells GS to tell the anchor to work on his pronunciation. HR leaves and GS says that he thinks the government way will be painful for HR. So it looks like he cares about HR and is trying to protect her.
HR AND TW AT HOME
TW tells his wife that he took EJ to the hospital. HR is shocked at this, why? TW says that EJ was just under too much stress, but they will also have a meeting with Kevin Lee’s agency just in case they are sued. HR imagines TW’s time with EJ. She imagines that they are very comfortable with each other as they eat and talk over business. But she shakes it off, why is she thinking any of this?
Then she hears the song and her eyes grow wide. She goes to TW’s office and asks him what this music is? TW says that EJ told her that it is her favorite song. But then we see a flashback of a man approaching HR and this song is playing. HR goes up to TW and she grabs the remote, she turns the song off immediately. She says that EJ might not remember properly, but she hates this song, never play it again. She storms out.
Then we see her sitting on her bed trying to compose herself. Cut to EJ sitting in her chair looking evil. She is also listening to this song and rubbing her belly.
The song keeps playing as KJ talks to WH about what they should do. WH thinks they should use his law team. Then we see TW wondering what is going on at home, MW looking out over the Seoul landscape, and EJ listening to the song and looking evil. Finally, the camera settles on HR sitting on the bed looking intense and breathing hard; she looks over her shoulder in composed rage, and we fade out.
Everything gets revealed next episode!
SONGS AND OST
KLANG – Knocking On Heaven’s Door [OST Part 2]
Newly released OST
Bob Dylan – Knocking on Heavens Door
The song that EJ says is HR’s favorite song. It is played throughout this episode.
Scene #1: EJ, TW, and Hae-ran talking at the cafe. EJ wants TW to represent her case but TW is hesitant. HR convinces him to represent EJ.
Scene #2: TW goes inside EJ’s home and texts his wife that he is there. HR gets the text and looks momentarily thrown. Then we see Kevin Lee’s former manager thinking about blackmailing HR.
Scene #3: HR waits at the meeting place for the manager, but he is very late. The detectives watch her. Then MW comes up like a ghost and sets a usb on the table, he dissapears as quickly as he appeared. HR is left in complete and total shock.
Scene #4: HR finds out that Myung-woo got released from prison. She thinks back to wanting to see him, but he didnt’ want her to see him like that. On her last visit she asks the guard to give MW a letter. It is her and TW’s wedding invitation. She also writes a note thanking him.
Scene #5: JBC meeting. HR gives JW a task as if she is being a great sunbae to her hoobae. Outside the meeting, JW wants to know what is going on. HR tells her that she wants a capable person to take over news 9, so she wants to make JW capable (even though she hates her).
Scene #6: HR blackmails the anchor who got her job with the Blue Hose. She has a lot of dirt on him and she will put it on news 9 the moment he signs with Blue House.
Scene #7: “Are you being threatened?” The manager tells the police that he needed money, so he wanted to blackmail HR. But he is being threatened by MW.
Scene #8: HR and TW are at breakfast, she is concerned about his meetings with EJ, but she shakes it off. TW gets a call from MW, he wants MW to find the manager. MW has already found the manager though, tied him up, and is about to have a talking to.