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VIP: Episode 13 (25 and 26) Live Recap – Part 2

This is part 2 of our live recap for VIP!

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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!





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.


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.

Fade Out


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!

Also, let us have a moment of silence for Sung-joon’s morals. May you rest in peace.

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  1. Yun
    December 16, 2019 / 10:00 am

    This show is full of questions. I want to know what the real husband is. What is the secret between him and the VP. Why does he do all to her wife? And Yuri, I also want to slap her. Uuhh!

  2. Diandra
    December 16, 2019 / 10:06 am

    I just want to give you a big thank you for your hardwork in satiating our thirst for this drama and a slow clap for your comment “Also, let us have a moment of silence for Sung-joon’s morals. May you rest in peace”. That statement had me laughing my a** off.

    • V
      December 16, 2019 / 11:27 am

      You are my people! We have found each other! See you tomorrow! I can’t wait to see what happened! 😁

  3. Abby DEAN
    December 16, 2019 / 10:10 am

    I also want to know why he is doing this to his wife. He doesnt seem any happier with the new girl. I dont know what I want to happen in the end but want the wife happy.

    • Anonymous
      December 16, 2019 / 5:53 pm

      Seems like he has inferiority complex when he was with his legal wife. So he starts looking for someone who rooting for him, like his mistress.

  4. Anonymous
    December 16, 2019 / 10:21 am

    Thanks once again for patiently recapping! And your remarks are outrageously funny! Am looking forward to JS’ next move to show ’em to never mess with the b#tch side of her! She may have her shortcomings and no one loved her enough to fight it with her until the end, but hey, now she has come back to her senses, and fight her battle head on. Tomorrow again please.. 🙂

    • V
      December 16, 2019 / 11:25 am

      Yes, can’t wait until tomorrow! (Also, the preview is coming up but probably not until later on today!)

  5. Anonymous
    December 16, 2019 / 11:31 am

    Thanks for recapping! I cant bear to watch the show without reading your recap first because I need some emotional preparation… I feel SO ANGRY with SJ for his choices. and YR is seriously a b****. Those who act innocent are the worst. The progression of the show is too slow though, I wonder if next episode will be the tipping point. I need more HAPPY SCENES for JS.

    • V
      December 16, 2019 / 11:36 am

      Okay, I heard a spoiler/theory that might help Jung-sun, look away now if you don’t want to read it! SPOILER—————————————————————————————————————— alright, I heard that Sang-woo likes Jung-sun and might start to date her. His family might be extra super powerful so they might end up helping her by association!———–END SPOILER

      • Jenna
        December 16, 2019 / 11:46 am

        Wow, would love that track ❤️

      • Anonymous
        December 16, 2019 / 12:09 pm

        That’s a wonderful theory but a little bit too convenient. I prefer JS to fight with her own strength and hopefully no noble idiocy stunt by the writer for SJ.
        At this point with only 3 episodes left, I sincerely expect no more twist and secret. Let this drama simply about workplace struggle, uncomplicated cheating story by ordinary human who made mistakes due to bad choices he/she takes and life lesson on how to let go and move on.

      • Grace T
        December 16, 2019 / 12:53 pm

        I love Sang Woo but leave him as the lil brother 😂 I was really hoping the Tifone’s Chairman would return. I thought he had something for JS and is the only one that could bring the VP and SJ to their knees. Was really hoping he was going to help JS bring them all down. But only 3 eps left. Cry 😂

        Love your recaps. So damn funny man.

      • Pt
        December 16, 2019 / 1:16 pm

        Wow I’m rooting for SW and I hope something like
        This comes out. Young, great background and his overall the type JS need.

  6. Jenna
    December 16, 2019 / 11:43 am

    Thanks for the recap, the story is good so far, only thing I would like for Js to cut all ties with that idiot of a husband and let the cheater and mistress rot together by doing whatever they want. Definitely them being together will lead to their own heartbreak and them being miserable at the end.

  7. Gina
    December 16, 2019 / 12:20 pm

    You are amazing for giving us the story so fast. Thank you trully. By the way what are they saying in the preview of the next episode? Dying to know…

  8. PT
    December 16, 2019 / 12:31 pm

    Thank you for the recap…. my mind is going full blown already and excited to see the next episodes.. YR have no idea what her rank means and she basically have no clue how to get started. The husband is still question but that reuniting back together has shipped buddy.- ain’t no going back to JS. She’s strong with it without you and she’s a survivor by the looks of how she runs her career and life. I want to know how the husband feels when the mother found out because usually in In Korean culture and even in a lot of movies- disappointing their parents is shameful. I guess apple don’t fall from the tree, he end up being like his daddy. It looks like this few episode their going to compete among one another- so I’m hoping JS comes out strong because she lost everything else good too her at least let her keep her dignity & her career she worked so hard for. It sucks when you work hard for something and someone just scoops in and it. SW I’m rooting for you dude !!

  9. jjuna
    December 16, 2019 / 12:57 pm

    Wow thank you so much for the quick recap! I live for these recaps because they prepare me for the angst and rage I go through watching this show. I thank my blood pressure medication for keeping my blood pressure in check because the cheaters really make my blood boil! I am really addicted to this drama what a great story and excellent actors. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s episode!

  10. Monica
    December 16, 2019 / 3:20 pm

    Thank you very much for the speed in which you make the summaries and the comments so appropriate. This drama has been very special for me and I look forward to its summaries and then I watch the video. I have experienced a similar situation and unintentionally it has helped me to rethink my situation although this seems ridiculous because it is a drama. Thank you!!!

    • V
      December 17, 2019 / 1:51 pm

      So happy to be here to help, Monica!

  11. Ramlah Sulaiman
    December 16, 2019 / 6:04 pm

    I hope the writer makes Yuri looks silly for being stupid at work yet holding a big post. Viewers can relate this in our daily tasks. Kids of VIPs r given posts not suitable for their ‘un’qualified qualifications.

  12. As
    December 16, 2019 / 9:50 pm

    I think in the end Yuri is not the VC’s daughter, and that he was using her to get more control of the company, as she is allegedly the only heir. His sister will find this out and throw him out of the company. She will also fire Sung Joon and Yuri for ruining the company’s image with their tawdry affair. So, Yuri will be left with nothing and Sung Joon will be unemployed. Good grounds for a happy relationship. Not!!

  13. MeSaya
    December 17, 2019 / 12:12 am

    @Dramamilk, thank you for your fast recapping and funny comment, ‘May his moral rests in peace’, err… ;p
    Beside the strong story and casts, I also enjoy the comment people make on this drama. Although apparently, it makes a lot of people’s blood pressure gets very high 🙂 Good that it has 5 days between to lower down the pressure.

    This drama has capture my heart, and that is rare, since I am really picky with what I watch (trial and error of watching K-drama since forever). The last drama that could feel the same impact was ‘Descendants of the Sun’. There were lots of other K-drama those were good in quality. But, to have something that tugs your heart and make you want to participate in e-drama-community is something else.

    So, again, thank you for the fast recapping and I couldn’t wait till tomorrow and see what it will bring!
    Go girls (JS, HA, Mina, the new CEO, VP’s wife and I forget her name, sorry, the one who last to know the gossip but never left behind… kekeke) and their fans (SW, JH & BH)!

    • V
      December 17, 2019 / 1:51 pm

      I am with you, it has been a meh year with a lot of Kdramas, but SBS has pulled some wonderful ones from their hat and this one in particular really tugs at those heart strings!

  14. Gita
    December 17, 2019 / 5:23 am

    Until now I really don’t believe that Yuri is VP’s daughter! Because if she really is his daughter, why the heck she dressed so sexy just to meet his father?! (I can’t remember exactly which episode it is but I believe she wear a black lace dress just to meet him in an apartment or a hotel room). And by the way, do you guys remember when Sung Jun gave money to VP’s mistress, that make me curious, what if Yuri is actually his mistress too? Saying she is his daughter is only another excuse to maintain his pride? Anyone agree???

    • Monica
      December 17, 2019 / 5:48 am

      If I also think that she is not the daughter and it catches my attention that she dressed in a sexy way to go to see (in the first chapter), but not only that, when she is going to dress like this she opens her closet and there were other garments, shoes and wallets, of the same type …….. and it is not uncommon for her caregiver SJ to fall in love with her although she knew she was the lover of the VP

  15. Monica H
    December 17, 2019 / 7:01 am

    Is the drama only 16 episodes? Some sites says it’s 32. I don’t think my heart/blood pressure can take anymore than 16 episodes. I want to see JS get some happiness and closure soon.

  16. Gayl Carlberg
    December 17, 2019 / 5:15 pm

    I checked several sources. Only one source, Asian Wiki, said there are only 16 episodes. Wikipedia, My drama list (MDL), and Kdramapal all say 32 episodes. I’m guessing 32 is right since so many sources say so and because iIcan’t see this complicated scenario wrapping up in just 3 more episodes!

    • Gayl Carlberg
      December 17, 2019 / 5:29 pm

      Oh…wait…it might be only 16 episodes with two episodes airing per day. Confusing, but that’s what I found with further research. And, that explains why Dramamilk labels each episode with two different numbers in parenthesis:
      VIP: Episode 13 (25 and 26) Live Recap – Part 2.
      In this case, Episode 13 x 2 episodes (25&26) each day=26 episodes. Episode 16 will equal 32 episodes. Why do they do it this way? There really is no time to wrap this one up neatly!

      • V
        December 17, 2019 / 11:53 pm

        Right! They have so much show to get to!

  17. Gayl Carlberg
    December 17, 2019 / 5:28 pm

    Oh…wait…it might be only 16 episodes with two episodes airing per day. Confusing, but that’s what I found with further research. And, that explains why Dramamilk labels each episode with two different numbers in parenthesis:
    VIP: Episode 13 (25 and 26) Live Recap – Part 2.
    In this case, Episode 13 x 2 episodes (25&26) each day=26 episodes. Episode 16 will equal 32 episodes. Why do they do it this way? There really is no time to wrap this one up neatly!

    • V
      December 17, 2019 / 11:52 pm

      Oh, yes it is so confusing! They started doing it this way in order to show commercials on broadcast channels. There is a Korean law that says you cannot show commercials in the middle of a show, so they started breaking them up into two episodes per show.

      But this law only applies to over the air dramas, not cable dramas. Which is why tvN, JTBC, and OCN still have the regular numbering system.

      If you look at the title page of the episodes on SBS, they show the original numbering system and will be on episode 15 next week!

      • Monica H
        December 19, 2019 / 7:18 am

        My heart and mental health thanks you! I don’t think I could take another 16 episodes. Too nerve wracking. Though I wouldn’t mind 16 episodes of JS getting even with husband and mistress. Lol

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