I don’t even know what to focus on this episode because everything is so intertwined, but if I could pick two things it would be 1) how Tae-wook reacts to knowing what happened that night in regards to his wife, and 2) how Myung-woo reacts to Hae-ran being in police custody. If MW reacts the way I think he will, then I expect a lot more people to be bound and gagged. But this drama manages to do everything I didn’t think about, so perhaps Myung-woo will do something completely unexpected.
One thing I do hope to see a lot of in this episode is the news teams defense of Hae-ran by running fact based programming. It is News 9 against all of S.Korea, y’all! Bring it.
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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
Airing Time: March 2nd, 23:00 Seoul
How To Watch: On Demand Korea (Americas Only)
MISTY LIVE RECAP: EPISODE 9
The detective put the handcuffs on HR while at the party and everyone is wondering what is going on. KJ tells her that she should leave with them right now and escorts her out. HR turns back and looks at GS, she tells him, director it’s not me, I didn’t kill him. Then she turns back and starts being escorted out again. But she stops and pulls her hands away from the police, she starts to walk out by herself with no escort.
GS stunningly tells the team that this is an urgent breaking news story, Ko Hae-ran is accused and arrested for Kevin Lee’s murder.
Meanwhile, HR is riding in the elevator with the cops, they ask her if she wants to call her lawyer. Cue TW getting a phone call while in the car. He looks at his phone but doesn’t answer it, he hangs it up. Then he puts the car in drive and leaves.
HR drives off with the cops and we have a moment of her seeing TW driving off in his car.
Breaking news during Hyori’s Bed and Breakfast, HR has been accused of Kevin Lee’s murder. The Blue House sees it and is stunned, maybe they should pick the 3rd choice. The reporter friend sees it and is stunned, she didn’t see this coming. EJ sees it and stoically looks at the news.
HR is in the back with two female officers and getting patted down. Meanwhile, TW is at a bar drinking whiskey straight. Bottle after bottle is chugged like it is soju. The mood is somber as we continue cutting back and forth between HR getting patted down and TW drinking himself stupid. Then we see HR escorted to an interrogation room. 1 hour has passed after the arrest.
1 HOUR AFTER THE ARREST
WH tells KC that they will interrogate without the lawyer present. KC calls TW that they are in big trouble, his wife is arrested! But TW still isn’t picking up the phone. But Myung-woo hears what is going on while working out. He stops immediately.
At the same time, the JBC news team is still trying to wrap their heads around what happened. They can’t believe that she did it, did she do it? This is like some kind of thriller… But then GS tells everyone to shut up! Then he whispers for them to not say anything and not do anything.
3 HOURS AFTER ARREST
The detectives have been trying to call TW, but the phone is dead. They think her husband abandoned her. SJ says that everything is going as KJ planned, they should just continue arresting her. But KJ isn’t responding at all, so SJ walks off.
Meanwhile, TW is still steady drinking. He starts to hear HR telling him that she needs him, she needs him. He is tensed and pained, so pained that he breaks them with his hands like he is Superman. He starts crumbling and trying to hold himself together.
HR is still sitting by herself in the interrogation room.
TW is passed out on the couch, but we hear noises like his home is under construction. TW wakes up to a lot of people coming into his home, it is a search warrant! TW wants to know what is going on and gets filled in, his wife has been arrested for the murder of HR. TW runs and calls KC, he gets completely filled in. EJ backstabbed HR and gave a critical testimony.
TW runs to WH’s office and tells him that EJ’s testimony is not enough to arrest HR, it is all illegal, they can’t arrest her for that. But WH just tells him, how can he tell him about illegal things when he is the one that went to the Gold Room. WH was shocked that TW changed so much. Then her tells TW that it is easy to find a suspect, whoever does all the bad things is a suspect. They keep arguing about the case, but then WH starts speaking in banmal asks TW, does he think one prosecutor can make this case so big? Meaning that he has people backing him, too.
10 HOURS PASSED
JBC urgent meeting. GS tells JW that she is news 9 head now. HR’s story is first. There is no evidence in HR’s case. They will only report facts, the fact is that HR has been arrested until they reveal her crime, we aren’t going to accuse her of anything. Everyone leaves but JW stays behind. She wants to know about the construction company case.
Afterward, JW sees the cameraman, KS in the hallway. JW tells him to grab his camera, they are going to the construction company auction. But the cameraman thinks they only have one hour!
WH – Your name?
HR – Ko Hae-ran.
WH – 12 hours have passed, I will start the interrogation, you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to. You said that you know Kevin Lee from the news. How did you cast him?
HR – He is my friend’s husband and we went to school together.
WH – Why did you meet KL alone?
She doesn’t answer. WH asks her if she was lonely? He heard that she wasn’t sleeping with her husband, couple issues? Did you like Kevin Lee? He is a super golfer and is famous, so it must have been a thrill. But HR just tells him, what are you doing here! He says that he is interrogating her so answer my questions, did you sleep together! But HR won’t answer, she just glares at him.
At the same time, TW is trying to meet the rich lawyer. He has been waiting for him for over an hour. The sec tells him that he is busy, but then the rich guy comes out and gives him 5 minutes. TW says that he is there for his wife and the rich lawyer says that he knows. He tells TW that they already sent someone, and she will be out at the right time.
We cut to the lawyer, but he is looking out the window and stumbling and holding his bag as if he is looking for some documents. He doesn’t look good at all. He sits at the table and HR asks him if he is from that law company and he says yes and then goes back to looking through the documents. He finds it and says that he doesn’t know what is going on since he just got the case 30 minutes ago. But don’t worry about it, they will have time.
15 HOURS PASSED
The search warrant has arrived at JBC. They tell the team that they have a search warrant and start to take everything. All the news team stands as their desks are being destroyed. But it looks like one of the detectives is actually taking all the info about the steel and construction companies! JW texts the cameraman and asks him if he has the original video for the construction company. The cameraman quickly starts to copy the files!
Cut back to the search warrant, the team manager, DW starts to yell at the detectives, they are suppressing the news! They shouldn’t search their broadcast company! But he just wants to know where the editing room is and JW says that she will show it to them. They leave, and GS starts to sense something about what JW is doing. Cut to JW and the detective going up in the elevator, but then we see that the cameraman needs a lot more time to copy the file, they are only 50% done.
The elevator opens and JW gets off with the detectives, the cameraman looks out the door and rushes back inside. JW is walking the hall, but then she stops and tells all the detectives that the video room moved to another floor, they have to take the elevator again. JW starts taking them around to try and find the video editing room. But the detectives are catching on, does she know where the editing room is? JW plays it off and says that she just got back from the countryside and they moved it while she was gone, but it should be this way. GS shows up at that moment and says that he will show them the editing room, come this way.
He leads them to the editing room and they bust in. The cameraman is there and asks what the occasion is? They tell him to go out right away and the detectives start to pack up all the information in the room. They take everything including all the memory and hard drive. But then we see the USB. The cameraman gives the USB video to JW secretly and she tells him bye.
Cut to JW and GS. GS tells her to give it to him, but she is hiding it. He tells her to hurry, so JW hands it over.
18 HOURS PASSED
TW meets with reporter SY. She wants to know if he thinks HR really killed Kevin Lee. But TW just wants SY to explain everything to him. SY fills him in on the timeline of what happened while TW was drinking. SY thinks that HR is in jail because of the news she reported, she never expected that, but this is the era they live in. SY says that she was kicked out of the broadcast room in 2013 or a similar case. TW takes that in.
Cut to EJ walking through the halls of the police station. WH asked her to come there because he has a few more questions. He leads her into a very nice looking room for her interrogation.
Cut to TW looking at the news 9 news. He is at work and watching from there. TW is just staring at the news. But then we cut back to SY’s prediction, she thinks that the news won’t cover anything about the construction company and steel company even though HR promised to have a sequel program. Now TW thinks it isn’t about his wife, it is about the company! He calls someone and says that this is TW, can he follow prosecutor WH around? The person on the other end is MW, he says that he will and gets to it.
WH starts the interrogation again, when did she first meet KL? HR tells him that it was at the airport by accident. WH says that EJ didn’t tell him it in that way.
We cut to EJ saying that KL and HR used to date a long time ago, but she only found out a long time ago. HR thinks this is EJ’s misunderstanding. EJ tells WH that HR planned the meeting in the airport and asked her for the interview at her mother’s funeral and then went to Thailand with him and EJ was stupid enough to follow. HR says that this was all EJ’s imagination. WH asks EJ if she saw the affair; EJ digs her fingers into her legs under the table. She thinks back to the photos and says, yes, I saw it.
But HR says, is there any evidence? We cut to her flushing the USB. HR and EJ go back and forth about the case in their respective rooms. EJ says HR called KL and HR says that she never called him. It looks like the last call to KL was from JBC and several people were in the building at that time, but they will find out.
HR says that she wasn’t at the company at that time.
The police say that they have 2 days to find out everything.
HR says that she was sleeping at home.
The police go to the garage and find out that all the CCTV’s are broken from the weather
Cut back to EJ’s interrogation. How is she so sure that KL killed her husband? EJ says that she has been this way ever since high school, she removes everything that stops her from doing something. Her poor husband, her poor husband was all into HR. In the beginning, it was so shameful, I was blaming my husband and wanted to cover it up and go to the US, but that isn’t right, right? The person who committed a crime and should be punished is HR. I am sure that HR killed my husband.
The lawyer finally comes back in, but he is useless. He tells her that she is all done and should give up. Life is nothing. He says that he was super successful before, but look at him, he is in this dirty case now, so life is nothing. But he tells her that being a woman is great, she can be good to her husband and do housework and be happy like a traditional wife. But HR just asks directly, what does he mean. The lawyer leans in and says that she should know what she is and live that way. 35 hours passed.
35 HOURS PASSED
The lawyer leaves and the detective KJ thinks that something is suspicious, why did they change lawyers? SJ thinks that the husband is probably mad, he would be the same way. But KJ is not convinced.
Cut to WH going into HR’s room again. He tells her to do it easily today, all her crimes will come out anyway. He will ask her one more time, why did she meet KL that night? Did she meet him to kill him? Or did she have some other business and started a fight?
HR asks, did anyone see her meeting KL? Does he have some CCTV at the crime site? He has nothing! She changes to banmal. What are you doing without evidence? Should I sue you with this? WH sits back and says that HR’s position did not come free. But she says that they should release her now. However, WH just shoots back and says that the world isn’t as clear as she says, this situation is out of their hands, does she understand that?
Cut to KC showing up to speak with HR. She wants to know where her husband is, but KC says that he is running everywhere trying to find out what happened. He wants HR to know that there is no company news tonight. She needs to know that. HR thinks back to what the lawyer was saying about being a housewife and giving up. She calls them assholes. But then she tells KC to call JW at JBC. He gets out his phone. 39 hours passed.
39 HOURS PASSED
MW is on the hunt and is following the procedure. He tells TW that WH is on the move now and hangs up. We cut to detective KJ getting out of his car, he sees TW coping into his own car and stares at him as he drives off. Then we cut to WH going to the sky lounge and looking smug as ever. He goes to the sky lounge bar and sees all the Gold Moon club people there. The rich lawyer is there and the senator who got all the money from the steel company is there. WH bows to them and they smile at him.
Cut to them talking about the auction. The auction was successful because of WH. They start to shoot the breeze about how hard it is to do business now and laughingly blame the media. Maybe they learned their lesson this time, haha. Then they start talking about building even more buildings. Around the table are the corrupt senator, the rich lawyer, and company lawyers. Then the rich lawyer talks to WH about his “daughter” haha.
TW shows up at the sky lounge, but the person who is there tells him that he can’t come in. But TW goes in anyway. He sees everyone walking bout and chuckling at him. But KJ is there!!!!! He saw the corrupt people laughing at TW and patting him on the back, but he is hiding so they didn’t see them. This is a bigger thing than he can chew. He calls SJ and finds out that JW used the phone that night. JW is the last person to call KL that night. So, HR is wrongly accused.
We cut to CCTV showing JW on the phone.
Meanwhile, JW is meeting with HR. JW asks her if she is okay and HR asks about the company. They couldn’t put it on TV, but the director has it. HR tells her to listen to her, they have nothing, there is no evidence or nothing, this is just like the 2013 case. JW doesn’t know about that case. HR tells her to tell the director that this is just like the 2013 case, he will know what that means.
JW tells GS and he is completely shocked. JW doesn’t know what is going on, but GS says to form an urgent meeting right now!
The meeting is about HR, get everything you can about the arrest and the interview. But they only have two hours to do it. 1 hour and 48 minutes actually. But 3 hours later the police will have a public briefing because it is 48 hours after the arrest. They all run off!
Cut to TW putting on his suit as if he is putting on armor. He has his hand wrapped and fixes his cufflinks.
8:58, TWO MINUTES FROM THE NEWS
Cut to on air! JW starts talking and says that the news report today is about the Kevin Lee case. The prime suspect is HR, there are only 2 hours left for her arrest. The police aren’t revealing any evidence as to why she was arrested. We interviewed lawyer TW about this case. TW starts talking and says that this is the prime case of wrongly arresting a person.
Cut to a mini flashback of TW meeting the director, GS, and talking about the case and the police over using their power. GS tells TW that the news will show all the facts and the people will decide.
Cut back to the present, TW tells the news that there are no facts. JW asks him, why did the prosecutor team arrest her? TW turns to the camera and says that this is the most important thing about this case. The law should be just, no other questions should be asked, no higher power should be used to arrest people. JW tells the news that the prosecutor team needs to explain this. They tried to interview the prosecutor team, but they have no evidence.
Cut to EJ running to her office and looking for the USB. She thinks, do they think she will just finish there? She calls the broadcast team and says that she has something to report about HR. But then she stops as she looks at the computer. A voiceover says that someone erased the formatting, she can’t recover it. Cut to EJ walking the street and bumping into people, she thinks back to telling TW, what if it is true, what if the evidence is somewhere?
We flashback to TW crying at the computer, he erased the file as he thinks of what HR said to Kevin Lee, he is the only one she loved 10 years ago and ten years from now. He formats the USB like 10-20 times over and over again. Then he breaks down and cries at the computer. It looks like he thinks that HR never loved him.
We cut back to TW at his office. EJ comes in and slaps him hard. Who is he, who is he! TW says that he didn’t see anything.
EJ – If you say no, does that mean that it never happened?
TW – They didn’t meet that night! KL didn’t ride in HR’s car and nothing happened between them!
EJ – Kang Tae-wook!
TW – I love Hae-ran! I love that woman! … I am sorry, but please leave.
EJ – If you ignore it, if I shut up, what happened still happened. That is the truth, it happened!
She leaves and TW breathes deeply as he composes himself. EJ heads outside and we see MW looking at her closely.
KJ says that he saw the news, TW did one punch on it. Is she using the news to get out of this?
HR – You won’t be able to find any evidence that I am the killer. I will leave by myself in 30 minutes and I will not let this 48 hours go.
KJ – This is my guess: you and KL had an affair and KL threatened you with the relationship. I didn’t find any evidence of this, but I feel that you are the killer.
HR – It is not about your guess, give me the evidence.
KJ leaves and we cut to him at his desk. He opens his file cabinet and pulls out something. It is a small black notebook. A diary. He starts to read it. It looks like he is reading about the old case from a long time ago. He was the detective on the scene. He wrote Ko Hae-ran in his notebook (as a possible suspect all those years ago?).
48 HOURS PASSED
HR starts walking out of the police station like a boss. She walks down the hall and ignores WH like he doesn’t exist. Then we cut to the reporter friend who tells HR that her husband is daebak. He convinced everyone that HR was wrongly accused. But she is worried about him because he created so many enemies. She never expected that he would turn the prosecutor office upside down like that all to save his wife.
HR hangs up and looks down the steps at TW waiting for her. They look at each other for a moment and then she walks down the steps and thinks in voice-over.
HR – I was always alone for 37 years of my life. I thought that I was alone for 48 hours. But you, KTW, were standing next to me.
TW tightens HR’s jacket and looks deeply into her eyes. She is holding her emotions together and he puts his arms around her and tells her, let’s go. The police open the doors for them and they face the media together this time. It is 10 times the media from before. They pause as they look into the onslaught of cameras and the news says that KHR is released.
EJ watches the news of HR being released while she also watches a happy couple in a cafe through the window.
Cut back to TW and HR walking through the barrage of cameras together.
!!!!!!!!!!!! How does this show keep getting better and better! The plot is thickening and deepening. What is up with this 2013 case? I don’t know, but it explains reporter Yoon Song-yi’s (SY) backstory and perhaps why her and HR as such close colleagues. Did SY get fired from JBC for breaking a story about the construction team back in 2013? Is that why GS didn’t want HR to break that final story and just leave to the Blue House quietly? Is that also why HR told GS that she wouldn’t leave quietly, otherwise her entire time there has been for nothing? There is so much to get to and we still have another episode tomorrow! Wow, I love this show so much.
Quick translation, not 100%:
What are you going to do with HR?
Because of you, you won’t win over, I will win.
I have nothing to lose, I can do anything, I have nothing to protect.
How long are you going to make this trouble?
I will protect HR, aboji.
This is so unfair I lost everything, yet you are still okay.
Scene 1: HR arrested without a warrant for the murder case. TW is out of contact and he doesn’t know she is arrested. Breaking news shows HR’s arrest without a warrant.
Scene 2: TW is drinking and in pain without knowing about the HR’s arrest. He is thinking about the words HR said in the blackbox video “I need you…”
Scene 3: WH interrogates HR and asks her humiliating personal questions like, “Were you lonely?”
Scene 4: Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office team seizes and searches the JBC broadcast team. JW volunteered to show the prosecutor team the editing room but she leads them to the wrong place to buy some time for the camera man to copy the files.
Scene 5: EJ’s testimony is different from what HR testified. EJ says, “She shouldn’t do this to me. We are friends.” She is sure HR is the last person who called and met Kevin.
Scene 6: HR’s lawyer meets her and says, “Let go of everything, HR.” Her lawyer is worse than the prosecutor.
Scene 7: The police are investigating who the last person is who called Kevin Lee from the JBC broadcasting room. It was JW! At the same time, HR meets JW and tells her to tell the director (GS) that this is the same as the 2013 case.
Scene 8: The director (GS) requested TW interview for the news. TW says in the interview that this a case on government authorities infringing the media. TW is fighting for HR.
Scene 9: EJ finds out that the videos in the blackbox chip have all been erased. When TW went to EJ’s house he erased all the files in the memory chip.
Scene 10: EJ goes to TW’s office and slaps TW. She is furious about the erased videos. TW tells her that nothing happened between HR and Kevin and also says that he loves HR.
Scene 11: 48 hours has passed, HR is released and TW waits for her downstairs. HR voices over that she thought she was alone for 37 years of her life and also alone for the last 48 hours, but realized he was next to her. Meanwhile, EJ is alone on the street watching the breaking news story about HR’s release.