This is part 2 of our Live Recap for V.I.P episodes 23 and 24
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How we do this: This live recap will be in two parts and we segment each post around every 10 minutes. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later depending on the scene. There will be typos which we have fantasies of fixing once the episode finishes airing. Also, if there is a preview then we will try and translate it. Look for that on a separate post!
KOREAN DRAMA V.I.P: EPISODE 12 (23&24) RECAP – PART 2
Yuri goes outside and sees that her father is there waiting for her. He tells her to hop in. It must be a surprise that he is there because she looks around.
In the car, the VP tells her that the chairman wants to see her, it is an important place so you can make no mistakes.
Meanwhile, Sung-joon keeps waiting for Yuri to show up. her phone is off.
He goes back inside the building to find her and sees Jung-sun instead. She asks him if he is there to find her? Then she walks off when he does not say anything.
The chairman is eating with his family members when the VP and Yurii come in. Everyone looks at them. The chairman says that they are all family, which is why I called her. So they all start to eat.
The chairman says that the company is noisy now. Young-woong says that that woman has man issues, poor Executive Bae. The VP says that they should be careful because of the public opinion. He will take care of it.
The chairman tells his daughter CEO that he trusts her to take care of it well. he does not listen to his other sons at all. then the chairman mentions that he heard that Yuri had a big funeral and gives his condolences. He tells her that it is a family dinner so just be relaxed.
He says that he worried that his VP son and wife did not have any kids. So he thinks this is a good thing. he asked lawyer Chae to clear up the family registry.
Everyone’s eyes grow wide. Young-woong says he does not have to be in a hurry about it. But the chairman says that she is their family so lets do this quickly. He then tells the VP’s wife that she should take her as her daughter. The wife says yes.
So Yuri is now the sole heir to the company.
Both go to the bathroom at the same time (of course) so the wife tells her that she is now publically the heir of the company and her daughter, so you need to behave well. Otherwise they will say that you are a mother like daughter.
She says this pleasantly, but in a B way and leaves. Yuri takes it all in and then takes a long look in the mirror.
Jung-sun tells Hyun-ah and Mina that she met all the people in the list that Byung-hoon gave them. Even the people who quit working there.
Ah, so it looks like Byung-hoon looking through the IT of the company and found all the emails of people who corresponded with Bae. If it was an innapropriate conversation, then he wrote that person’s contact information down and gave it all to Jung-sun.
Cut to a naked photo of Bae on a cell phone. So he is sexting people.
Jung-sun says that it will be difficult if you go all the way to the courthouse (like her life would be ruined). Hyun-ah sys that she knew this, then she gets a call. It is from HR.
The CEO reads SUng-joon’s proposal on what to do in this situation. He says to reveal the truth and apologize publically. But seh says that would haunt the company’s image.
He says that this is not one person’s problem, it is the problem of the system. We will reveal the truth and also reevaluate their sexual crime response. If we show that we are changing our company system, then we can convince our customers with a better image of the company.
She says that she will think about it. Then she tells him that she has a personal question for him.
Cut to the hallway were Sung-joon leaves the office. He thinks about his conversation with her.
VO – Will you be on my side? I know that you and the VP have an intimate realtionship. That is why I want you to be on my side more.
We don’t know what he said in response.
The HR person meets with Hyun-ah and says that she heard what happened. She knows that this is more difficult for the woman, It is like throwing an egg at a rock.
She knows that she also broke the news outside because if it becomes a big public issue, then it woul dbe better for you. Actually, that is a double edged sword. Because of that, you will have a hard time staying here, like that other department store. The person that #MeToo’ed was discriminated at work and had to quit.
If you explain what happened, then we will do our best so that you will not be disadvantaged. People will be quiet after awhile. I think that will be better for you.
Hyun-ah goes outside so think about this. Jung-sun brings he a coffee as they both stand outside quietly.
Cut to the former head of the VIP department playing baduk at his desk. He complains about a crazy person who sent mail to everyone in the company and opens it. It is a text message thread about all of Bae Do-ils messages. At the of the text message, it shows a conversation with Hyun-ah and Bae about how he is the one that tried to rape her.
She says that he called her there to do that. But he says that no one will believe her, everyone will believe the person with power. It is normal for that to happen after drinking. I just liked my employee too much. If you make it like this then I am embarrassed. I will give you one break, but if you do it one more time then my trust to you will be shaken.
All this time, she is recording this.
VO – in the company, to become a whistle blower and victim of sexual harassment – it is not something that I can withstand with my own determination. But the most difficult thing among everything was facing my own fears. When I have fear, it reminds me of the year of my life where I was hiding. If I hid my entire life, Ii will be more broken. So I will not retract this time. I hope a lot of people know about this case and talk about it. Hopefully that will make a tiny little case. There are more victims, not just me. And those victims have joined me. I hope there will be no move victims like me.
Hyun-ah goes to Bae’s office. He grabs her by her collar. She looks through his window at his other employees so he lets go of her. Then she throws the lawsuit at him and says that she should have done this earlier.
He tells her that he is not dying. She tells him that he shouldn’t, he should pay for all of this, alive. Then she walks out like a boss.
Elsewhere, Mina talks to Jung-sun and asks if she thinks they did a good job? Jung-sun nods. But then she gets a call from the VP’s wife!
She goes to meet the wife in a posh lounge area. The wife tells her that she was impressed by what she did that day. But she did not get the result she wanted.
Wife – You were impressive that day, but you did not get the result you wanted. You should have known that you would be sent to the countryside. if you become executive Park’s opponent, then that means that you are the VP’s enemy. It is strange right? Why did he not abandon Executive Park who had an affair with his own daughter? But tried to send you away?
JS – I don’t know what you are talking about.
Wife – He won’t give up Executive Park, their relationship is very strong. *checks watch* I have to go.
JS – Why are you telling me this?
Wife – I am also in trouble now. I want to give my husband a hard time. Just take this as receiving a gift.
In the VP’s office, the VP tells Sung-joon that he cancelled sending general manager Na away. I will follow your idea this time. I heard that noona wants to have you under her line. Father never considered noona as the heir of the company but put her as the CEO as a warning to me. But the noona I know won’t just give up her opportunity.
He tells Sung-joon that he needs him. You are Yuri are int he past, right?
Sung-joon gulps, he says that he has to tell him something. Ii want to be with Yuri. I am sorry. I will be with her, that is my choice.
The P looks like, what the hell. He thinks for a moment and says that he won’t stop those two. But he has a condition. You must divorce first and then date Yuri. She is already a public person now, so being framed for having an affair is detrimental to her. You should know this much right? This is my answer, so you need to answer my question.
Sung-joon goes to his office to think about this.
Elsewhere, Jin-ho waits for Hyun-ah outside the offices. When she comes out he starts mumbling about how he does not know what to say and then tells her that he is sorry.
JH – When you said no, I took it lightly and as a joke. I am really sorry.
She starts to walk away.
JH- I wanted to support you, really.
She turns around and tells him thank you. Then she walks away. But she smiles as she turns the corner.
Cut to the main four women having a octapang party at Hyun-ahs. it is very decorated. Enough for Hyun-ah to say tht this is a occupational disease to decorate things tlike this.
So they all drink happily. But Mina doesn’t. She tells them that she is actually pregnant. Ji-young asks, what? Am I the only one that didn’t know?! They all smile and chuckled.
Mina thanks Hyun-ah for what she did. Hyun-ah says this is not the end. Our life will be difficult. Jung-sun says that is life, she did not know that she would get divorced.
Ji-young coughs up her drink and says, what! Am I the only one that did not know about this too? Then Mina gets a call from her husband who is playing dragon with the kids. He tells her that he is really okay, have fun with your friends. Good job. I was part of it! I found all the harrassment!
Min asks why they are not sleeping yet. BH says that they have so much energy. Are you coming back today?
Mina says that she did not expect to have three kids. they joke that she might have four. They all smile and cling cups and eat.
Later on, Jung-sun and Mina washing fruit. Jung-sun apologizes to Mina for sending her that message and misunderstanding her. Mina says it is no problem. She is surprised that she sent that message anonymously.
Jung-sun says that she received a strange text. it was a text that said that someone on their team was Sung-joon’s woman. And it was the truth anyway. She then takes the fruit outside. Mina looks at her as if she might know something.
Elsewhere, Yuri receives a box at the hospital. It might be her mothers things. Sung-joon is there comforting her about it.
Back at the apartment, Jung-sun and Mina send off a very drunk Ji-young. Then Mina tells Jung-sun about that text that she received that night.
Cut to Yuri sitting in the car with Sung-joon outside her place. She asks him if he would like to come up? he says that he has a question for her. That day that we saw each other again after we ended things.
She asks, the day I came to the office?
He nods and asks her, why did you do that?
Cut to that night in the office. Yuri and Sung-joon are in his office. He closes the blinds but then hears something fall and break. he goes back out but does not see anyone.
The person hiding was Hyun-ah. She sneaks away.
In the office, Yuri tells him that it has been a month. I know that we are done. But we will see each other every day. DO you think it will be nothing?
He says that it should be nothing. Then his wife calls. he tells Yuri that he has to eat dinner with his wife. I have to go home. The message is that his mother came.
So he leaves a crying Yuri in the office.
Mina shows up then and sees Sung-joon leaving. She hides. She also sees Yuri running after him and telling him – we still love each other! She looks up pleadingly at him. But he walks away.
Yuri leaves as well.
Mina is completely shocked as she peeks around the corner.
Yuri and Sung-joon get inside the elevator, which is the CCTV that Sang-woo saw. Yuri lightly holds Sung-joon’s sleeve and rests her head on his shoulder. He does nothing and leaves.
But he sighs outside the elevator as if he is a huge balloon that just deflated. then he starts to walk away determined.
In the office, Mina applies for something on her computer. It looks like it is an application to move to another department. She is about to leave and then looks at Jung-sun’s desk.
Cut to Mina running to catch a taxi outside. She hops in and then sees Yuri going into the building.
Yuri goes to the desk and starts to send the text to Jung-sun about her husband having another woman on the team.
In the present, Mina tells this all to Jung-sun. Jung-sun looks at her stunned.
JS – So it was On Yuri?
In the car Sung-joon asks her, why did you send that text to Jung-sun?
Then Yuri gets a call from Jung-sun. She picks up.
JS – Where are you at?
Oh my gaaaaaaaaawd!!!! This show is giving me life! Of course Yuri would be the one to send the text because she is the one that wanted the relationship to end in the first place! IT ALL MAKES SENSE!