What a great episode! I am just so happy that this show is on the air and so well done all the way to today! We all know that things can go south in a Kdrama quickly. But right now it seems as if this writer has it all figured out.
Talk about raising the stakes on the situation at work! And with no murder in sight! This is just a workplace drama that uses misbehaving executives, mistresses, secret babies, and scorned wives to build all the tension in a believable way. I love it.
So in today’s episode, Mina had gotten in very over her head and confided in Hyun-ah about the sexual harassment by Bae and her husband punching him deservedly for it. She did not know what to do.
So Hyun-ah revealed the reason she was out for one year, which was touched upon in the opening episodes. It was because Bae tried to sexually attack her in a hotel room, but she was able to crash a glass across his head and run away. The event traumatized her so much that she took a year off. Sung-joon and Jung-sun knew why she took the year off but no one else did.
After Hyun-ah heard what happened to Mina, she was tired of hiding and revealed all her past with Bae publicly on a site similar to Linkedin. So this became huge news. Hyun-ah was slut shamed briefly but still held her head high and, with the help of Byung-hoon who works in IT, was able to find more wronged woman. So she recorded damning evidence of Bae confessing to what he did, revealed that to everyone, and then slammed him with a lawsuit.
But that is not all that went on this episode. We haven’t even gotten to the affair! With the affair storyline, Sung-joon and Yuri are trying to live their lives happily by sneaking rides to and from work together. But Jung-sung knows that this is going on and tries to keep it all tucked away inside.
However, the VP’s wife asks to meet with her and basically tells her that she commends her for what she did at the dinner. But she knows that this is not going the way that Jung-sun thought and gives her some sound advice, her husband is not going to throw away Sung-joon. Sung-joon is too deeply involved with him. Why do you think he sent you away and not him even though Sung-joon slept with his own daughter?
She had to run off to a meeting after that and mentioned that she wants to give her husband a hard time. She tells Jung-sun to think about this as receiving a gift. Now I want to know what that gift is! Because I do not think that gift was information. I feel like the wife is getting a DNA test done or something.
Remember when the wife was touching all over Yuri’s hair in the bathroom? Who thinks she pulled some hair out on the sly and put it in a ziplock for processing? I do. Can you imagine! What if the wife knows that her husband cannot have children which is why they haven’t had any, and also why none of these mistresses have turned up with children? Because you know they are trying their hardest to get pregnant by any means necessary.
But back to the main storyline, so Jung-sun gets this tip from the wife but still goes about her daily life at work. However, when her and her girls are celebrating their victory over Bae, Mina reveals to Jung-sun what she saw in the office that night. She saw Yuri there with her husband. Cut to a flashback that showed Yuri sending the text message to Jung-sun.
Jung-sun is super pissed to find this out and immediately calls Yuri. That is where the episode stops! But fret not, the preview gives us enough to live on until the next week!
This episode was wonderful because it was an episode all about women working together. I really love that Mina, Hyun-ah, and Jung-sun all stepped it up to help each other in that situation with Executive Bae who was a dirty filthy dog all around. I also love that Mina’s husband helped out and that her home life is so much better on this side of things. It is a wonderful wrap up to her storyline.
But Jung-sun’s storyline is about to go nuclear and I cannot wait to watch!
EPISODE 13 (25+26) PREVIEW
JS – How dare you send that kind of text to me!
SJ- Jung sun!
JS – Leave the team before you get even more humiliated in front of the team.
VO – Ha Yuri is a manager now (her name changed from On to Ha)
VO – She is publicly in the Ha family now.
Wife – You became a manager because your father gave this to you. How will you handle “that” (she nods toward Jung-sun)
SJ – It will be hell for us
JS – I told you we are going to hell together (she rips up the divorce documents)
JS – It is better to be super bad than just bad