This is part 2 of our live recap for VIP!
Caution: Be wary of typos
Shorthand Character Chart: V.I.P Character Chart
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 13 (25&26) RECAP – PART 2
Mina sees the company message while looking at her phone. She wonders what is up as well.
In the couples event, the CEO sees the message too. She looks at the VP who does the Wolf of Wall Street toast to her like he is Leonardo DiCaprio.
Her mouth turns thin as she looks at him. Then she goes outside and hears form her secretary that the VP influenced the board meeting. The CEO thinks that he will grab the highest selling team and make it his own.
At the event, the wife goes up to Yuri and congratulates her for being super promoted. Yuri thanks her then looks at Jung-sun.
The wife says that her father gave her the manager job, but how are you going to get that? She nods to Jung-sun, then she walks off. Yuri keeps liking at Jung-sun. Jung-sun is looking at Sung-joon.
Sung-joon is looking at his phone like he’s playing a video game. But then he looks at Sung-joon and sighs. It is a triangle, y’all.
The buffet part of the event ends and everyone leaves.
In the company somewhere, Ji-young and Hyun-ah walk out. Ji-young sees Jin-ho and asks him to join them for a drink. he looks at Hyun-ah and thinks, okay.
So they go out drinking. Ji-young thinks that this situation is crazy. Hyun-ah ad Yuri are the same level now. Jin-ho asks how the VIP team is doing. Hyun-ah sys it is a company decision, what can we do.
Ji-young gets out a red pen from somewhere and starts to draw on the menu. She says that the VIP team carries 60% of sales. The Black Diamond team from 1-99, carry 70% of that 60%. So they basically carry like +50% total sales of the department store. That means that the VIP team will disappear. Because of this big power game, your team will dissolve and we will be jobless. Park should not do this to us.
Hyun-ah sighs as if she is resigned to it. Jin-ho asks her if she is okay. Hyun-ah tells him that she is okay. But then a woman and man from the company come in and say, wow that is the Me Too employee. She is drinking with a man. Wow, she ruined our company image and now she is drinking here?
Ji-young stands up to take them out but Jon-ho beats them to it and asks them if they were too noisy? You are talking to us so it seems like we did something wrong. If you have something to say, say it in front of us not behind us just in case it creates unnecessary suspicions.
They actually did this while Hyun-ah was not at the table so Hyun-ah comes back but catches the end of the that altercation. No one mentions it to her. But she looks at Jin-ho favorably.
Mina and Byung-hoon are at a hotel together. He happily tells her that it is nice to get out of the house every now and again. But he babbles and makes thing awkward for a moment so He also tells her that he went too far and talked too long. I should have stopped a long time ago.
He pulls out his gift for her which are the shoes and says that their oldest bought it. But then he says that he is joking, I bought it. Since it will be hard for you to wear high heels.
She is happy so he helps her put on the shoes. Mina asks if she should quit? Since our youngest will go to school and our baby will come out. We will need a lot of money soon. That would be too much work for you.
He tells her to do what she wants. it is difficult for you. Whatever happens, you survive first. We will make it. Also, who bought these shoes, they are so pretty.
Ji-young goes to the bathroom yet again and leaves Jin-ho and Hyun-ah to drink alone (I think she does this on purpose?). Then Hyun-ah gets a text that says, I am leaving! The uninvited person is leaving now!
Hyun-ah looks at it and rolls her eyes. Then seh tells Jin-ho that Ji-young left. Jin-ho is immediately awkward as he says, ah, okay. He holds his head. The palce is pretty empty.
She asks if they should go also? he asks if she would like to take a walk to sober up. So they take a walk and the streets are pretty empty so maybe it is like 2am.
He awkwardly tells her that he thought he could talk well, but, it is difficult. She reminds him that she told him to be comfortable. he says yes, I want to do that.
She thanks him. She says that she tries to be strong, but I am just surviving. You said that you wanted to support me. Actually, that helped cheer me up. He smiles and says that was good, at least I was a little bit of help to you. it is difficult time for you. I don’t know if you like it or not, but whenever you need it, just use me. I dont know if I will be useful.
They cross the street together.
Later on, she takes a taxi and smiles as she sits in the back. Then seh pulls out her phone and texts – thank you for today, lets have a drink another time.
He gets his message on the street while walking home and smiles super brightly. then he texts her back – yes sure!
She is also happy.
Jung-sun gets to work and asks Mina tif she took care of the restaurant deal? Mina says that Yuri – I mean manager Ha takes care of it. Jung-sun pauses a moment and then tells Mina to do it since manager Ha is transgerred to the Prestige team.
Yuri says that she will finish it since seh is almost done. Jung-sun tells everyone that the visiting schedule changed so they will move with the advertising team. Then she tells Sang-woo to do something.
Later one, Sang-woo, Yuri, and Jung-sun walk somewhere together outside the company. Then they see Sung-joon.
Jung-sun walks up to him quickly and asks what is going on. Sung-joon says that the marketing department will do this deal from now on. (So it looks like the VIP team has nothing to do now?)
Jung-sun says that he should not have made this decisionwihout letting anyone know. Then Jin-ho runs up and apologizes for being late. he is with several other marketing people. They all head inside.
The two teams look around the restaurant and talk about the details of their event with the manager/owner. Jung-sun talks to the manager and says that she heard they have a rooftop, can I see he? He says that it is closed duringn cold months now, but he give sher the key.
She goes up to the door but it takes her 3 times to try and open it. She props the door open and looks aorund the rooftop deck to take photos.
Yuri comes out and looks at Jung-sun and closes the door. Jung-sun starts to walk away.
Yuri tells her that this was not planned. I wanted to kill myself many times. I survived for my mom. (she is using banmal to Jung-sun). Yuri continues and says that she wanted to die. But I saw the team leader and I have the meaning of my life. It is the first time in my life where I appreciated that I am still alive. I wanted it. It is not a good excuse, but that is why I did it.
Jung-sun tells her, yes, that is not a good excuse. Don’t find the meaning of life from that. Because that can collapse very easily. Because you never know where Park Sung-joon will have someone like you again.
She tries to open the door to get out, but it is broken. And is starts to rain.
Sang-woo gets a call from Jung-sun that the door is locked to the rooftop. She asks him to tell the employees to open it. San-woo runs off to do that. But the employee tries and says that the sensor is broken. They need to call the company. It could take 20-30 minutes.
Sang-woo thinks that it is really cold out there, the etam needs to come quickly.
Outside, Jung-sun andn Yuri try to stay warm. Jung-sun tells Yuri to not pretend to be pitiful and just come closer.
But then the door opens and Sung-joon steps out. A snap, he has to pick which woman to go to first. He has his umbrella and pauses for too long. But Sang-woo comes out quickly andn walks to Jung-sun. He starts to walk to Yuri’s side with one step but Jin-ho stops him and walks quickly to Yuri with an umbrella.
Jung-sun sees that he stepped to walk to Yuri and is so enraged. She hurries back to the car. But unfortunately, she has to ride away with yuri because they came together. So Sang-woo drives awkwardly and turns up the heat.
In the other car, Jin-go rides with Sung-joon. Jin-ho asks him if he had to do that? Your wife was also wet and cold. Sung-joon tells him, you said that being a little bit bad is worse than super bad. It is better for Jung-sun if I make it that way.
Cut to Sung-joon in Yuri’s place! (RAGE!). He gives her something hot to drink and sits on her bed. She asks him, today, can you stay with me? he nods, okay, I will.
She smiles happily and drinks her tea.
Meanwhile, Jung-sun sits at home alone at a desk. She has paperwork in front of her, but does not look at it. She just thinks.
MORNING, CEO’S OFFICE
The CEO gets a message that Na Jung-sun is there to see her. She tells her to let her in.
In the office, Jung-sun gives the CEO a folder. The CEO opens it an asks what it is. Inside we see a sign that says it is a plan for the new program for The Black Society.
Jung-sun tells her, as you know. The VP made the prestige team because he wants to control the income from the VIP team. The CEO asks, so you want to make a higher VIP team to screw up his plan That is interesting, I like it. Is this the way you get your revenge?
CEO – Ah, well in my position, people just work for me. Do you want to use me against Executive Park?
JS – I will be useful to you.
CEO – We need a task force team.
Later on, the CEO calls and tells someone to make Na Jung-sun the team leader. Then she looks at the proposal and mutters, Black Society.
The CEO tells all the executives that they will have a highest of highest VIP list. We will make them a human relationship platform. it is a social club for the highest social class.
Yong-woong says that spending money is the best in a department store. Why are you considering their reputation? The VP says that he thinks that the current VIP’s will oppose it. Even though they spend money, but they cannot be part of the Black Society, they will leave their department store.
The CEO says that they will have other companies VIPs that will be part of it. The most important thing is that spending money is not how you will be part of it. It is the exclusivity. We will send the message that they are more special than others.
I will form a task force to choose the members. The task force team will be formed by the VIP team who will take care of them and the Prestige team who is the new department in marketing.
She smiles and takes a sip of her coffee while looking at the VP. he looks highly annoyed.
Cut to the meeting of the Prestige team and the VIP team meeting. All our people are together now, even Jin-ho and Byung-hoon who are on the Prestige team. Sung-joon tells them that from today, we are all on the same team, so from today, do your best.
He looks at Yuri, who is the head of Prestige and Jung-sun who is the head of the VIp team now. Jung-sun stares daggers at them both.
This is a great show because I cannot guess what is goin to happen and when it happens it makes the most perfect sense and I love it. So who will win with this battle of the VIPs? Of course, we all want Jung-sun to come out on top, it is just, HOW is she goin to come out on top!