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KOREAN DRAMA V.I.P: EPISODE 16 (31&32) RECAP – PART 2
The chairman meets with his children in the company. he tells them that soon the media will say that Jae-woong will step down from his position in the company. You go out of the country for now. She will take care of the company.
Then he looks at the other son and tells him to be careful also. Don’t hire someone like Director Bae because he brown noses you. Picking good people is what you have to do as the person on the top.
The CEO tells abogi that she will take care of all the noisy things. He says yes, yes. She sits back an enjoys this moment.
In his office, the VP sits on the back of his couch and looks off toward his desk. Sung-joon comes in and bows. He tells him that he thought he was almost there.
The VP stands and says that he will find a nice place for him outside the country. Let’s look at it as taking a little break before running again. Okay?
SJ – I respected you VP. You trusted me and gave me a lot of work. I wanted to do well with all the work that you gave me. Maybe, the moment I had to tell you the right thing, I could not do it. But, I think it is time to stop. You gave me the chance, and I made all the choices. So I will be responsible for my choices. Thank you so much for trusting me all this time.
He bows and leaves. The VP lets out a deep sigh.
In his office, we see Sung-joon packing all his things. He gets a text from Jung-sun. Her name is still “My Side” in his phone.
Text – I packed up all your things.
Mina gets home to her family dresse as red, green, and yellow entertainers from Vaudville. Her husband has the Mic and says, thank you for coming to our award ceremony. Today’s highlight, I will announce the best employe of the year. Then he gets a card and says, I wonder who it will be.
He looks on in dramatic shock at their kids and says, the best employee is Song Mina! He and the kids all cheer.
Then her award is presented to her. It is a drawing that her kids did made up to look like an official award.
BH – She worked for Sung Un department store for 7 years and was a working Mom with two kids and an example employee. This award and prize is for her!
Everyone starts clapping. They also give her a bouquet of flowers and her prize. But her prize is actually a real award in a box.
He tells her that she really worked hard. She is on the verge of tears and asks when he prepared all of this? He tells her, maybe you should work harder. I asked the company for paternity leave. You should not quit now. You will regret it now. You always did it, so I will do it this time.
She is stunned and asks, would you be okay? He tells her that his team leader will yell at him a little bit, but I already told them. I can’t cancel it. And now I have more experience so you focus on your work.
She says thank you! And gives him a big hug. Then she says, I have to tell you something. We will have another boy.
He drops everything he is holding. The little boys pat papa and tell him good luck. He starts to laugh and says, that is good, good. Ha ha, Good!
Hyun-ah tells Jin-ho that she has known Sung-joon oppa for a long time so she thought she knew him well. But this is shocking. It will be even more shocking for Jung-sun. I thought that we should not talk about things that we want to hide. But, that is jut hurting each other.
Jin-ho says that secretly always go bad. I hope you don’t hide anything from me. You can be honest to me. She laughs and says, Jin-ho, can you tell me everything?
He looks her and says that he was 100Kg until he was in college (so he was a fat kid at like 220 pounds). He says that the way he looks now is a result of a super diet. So, what is your secret.
She asks if he won’t be surprised? Me too. He is all like really? She smiles and chuckles. He says, nonsense! Really! Then they both laugh.
Sung-joon goes to he and Jung-sun’s house. He looks around at everything that is packed as he sits at the table. She brings him something to drink.
She slides the divorce documents over to him and tell him that she filled out her end.
JS – Omonim told me about your father. I thought I knew you well. But I didn’t. *sighs* For me, my childhood dream was that a couple loves each other and has lovely kids who are also loved. They make a family where no one is lonely. You told me when we first started dating, you can imagine our future where we get old together holding hands. Mine dream was the same. I thought we could have that family. Maybe that is why I liked you more. But, maybe I only saw the side of you that I want to see. Me – you – us, did we understand each other?
SJ – You did. I didn’t.
JS – You should have told me. At least I could have a chance to understand.
SJ – if I told you, you would try to understand. Whatever it took, you would try to embrace me. But I couldn’t do it. I know what kind of pain you have from your biological mom. To you and someone else, I could not say that we were the ones that left that kind of pain. If I talked to you about my family honestly, when the VP suggested those kinds of things to me, if I talked to you about it, everything would have been different right? I regret it, even though I cannot turn back.
JS – You were the most important thing to me for the last 10 years. That is why I could not forgive you. I really hated you. When Omonim told me that story, it makes no sense but it hurt my feelings. To only live with hate, maybe a lot of things would happen between us. Let’s stop here. That is the right thing.
She stands up and wipes a tear as she walks away. He calls her name.
SJ – Jung-sun, I hope you have a happy life, sincerely.
JS – Bye.
She goes into their bedroom.
He looks at all his things that are packed up nicely and takes them back to his one room oficetel.
Sung-joon starts to unpack. He opens a box and sees an old film camera, so he takes it out and sees if there is any film left inside. There is. He rolls the film cartridge around and thinks.
At the company, the wife tells the VP that her father does not need him anymore if he is not the VP of Sung Un. He granted our divorce.
The VP looks on like a lost puppy.
Wife – I will decide if I will divorce you or not.
VP – Myung-eun, you are the only person I have now.
Wife – Now, finally I am like that for you. *stands* I will see how you behave. You should behave right this time.
She walks out, he sits back.
1 – Sung-joon is fired
2 – Ha Yuri asked to be removed from her position
1-6 – all the VP’s people are fired
The VIP people are reading this company news and see that all the VPs people have been fired and there is no Prestige team anymore. Ji-young is in there with them. Hyun-ah thinks that the CEO is changing everything.
Ji-young thinks, yep, whatever we do we are only pieces on a chess board of those high up people. Sang-woo smiles. Ji-young wonders if Jung-sun are okay.
Jung-sun leaves her office and tells them that she will go to the VIP lounge. She meets the CEO there. They sit to talk.
CEO – Now, it looks like everything is all wrapped up. Do you like it?
JS – *stays quiet and thinks*
CEO – Whether you like it or not, it all ended. So you and I, we both should start anew.
JS – Yes, we should.
CEO – What I need is someone like Executive Park. I know, you are not on that side. To the company and to me, we still need good employees. As you said, you will do your best from where you are at.
JS – Okay. *smiles*
Jung-sun goes back into her office. Sang-woo comes in to tell her that the previous meeting is longer so we should delay our meeting for 30 minutes. She says okay and sits.
He lingers and then says, you will be okay. You are a strong person so it will pass and everything will be okay. She thanks him. He tells her that he hopes she smiles more again. I respect you.
Then he gives her two finger hearts. She laughs.
Sung-joon leaves a photography store. His pictures have been developed. He sits outside the store and looks at them. He starts to slowly cry as he looks at them and we go back to a moment which the two of them.
it is a moment on their first date where he tried to hold her hand. He succeeded and they both smile as it snows outside. Then we see her feeding oppa in the car. He enjoys eating happily while driving. We see them watching a movie happily on their couch as she curls into his lap.
He starts to cry as we see the photos he took of her. It is just normal day to day photos of Jung-sun. he puts his head in his hands and cries and cries and cries.
HYUN AH AND JIN HO
Jin-ho helps Hyun-ah carry all her things from a moving truck to her new place. She has a good amount of things and tells the movers that the rest of the items are expensive so be careful.
They go inside her place and all her things are set up. Jinho gives her a hug and tells her good job. He asks if she would like Jajangmyung and beer? She says no, she has to see Mina. he keeps hugging her and says that she can’t. But we can have a long night….~. She playfully punches him.
Then he gives her a moving in present which is jewelry. She asks him to put it on her and asks how he likes it. he says it is pretty. She thanks him again and give whim another hug.
Cut to Byung-hoon and the kids looking at their new baby in the nursery of the hospital. Then they go in to the room where Mina is. He says that he feeds them both but Umma is still their number one choice. He jokingly says that they will not get a snack. They tell him okay and happily hug their mom.
Mina gets a call them and goes to subway with all the ladies.
Ji-young, Mina, Hyun-ah, and Jung-sun all eat at Subway and catch up. They tell Mina she looks great after having a bay and ask about how Hyun-ah’s move in with Cha Jin-ho’s place went (ah, so they moved in together!). Hyun-ah says that it was quick, she doesn’t own that much anyway.
Ji-young tells her not to get married, you saw me and Jung-sun. Just live like that. Jung-sun asks why she is involving her? Mina is having a happy life. Mina asks, am I? I have 4 sons. I am so tired.
They all comfort her playfully. Ji-young tells them to look at only a few hopeful examples, people will think they will be a part of that. Humans are that stupid. But hope is a good thing. So trust Jin-ho. Hyun-ah is all like, okay, we’ll see. They keep eating happily.
Yuri leaves her hotel and gets in a car to be driven. She calls her father and tells him that she is leaving today. He tells her okay and that he will see her when she comes back. They say their goodbyes and hang up. She looks longingly outside.
JANG JIN CHUL
Jung-sun goes to her family friends motorcycle place. She smiles and shows that she brought kimchi for him. They sit and eat it in his shop. She tells him to stop eating ramen and eat kimchi and rice. You have a rice cooker. he says that her father bothers her enough about it.
Then he tells her that she looks happy. She says that she is. He asks if she is going on dates? She says that she will just be happy alone for now. He tells her that is not bad.
Another young person is working in the office now, so Sang-woo is not the newest youngest employee anymore. He looks over the new person’s things. The new person asks Sang-woo something about the customers 3rd marriage.
Sang-woo sighs and turns to the new guy and says that their job is to prepare the wedding in the way that the customer wants, not investigating their private life. Did you finish it yet?
He says no.
So Sang-woo gets out his Thanos fist and asks if he should do it? The other guy says no and gets back to work. Then Sang-woo says that he went to a good university…~. The ladies all smile.
In her office, Jung-sun gets a text that a CEO’s mother died. She drives it the funeral and pays her respects.
While walking out, she sees……*camera scrolls around her*…..Sung Joon.
He looks at her from across the hall. They smile.
They both leave and walk outside in the snow with their umbrellas up.
JS – How are you?
SJ – What about you?
JS – I am fine….After breaking up with you, I thought, if I never met you, would it be better? But it wasn’t.
She stops and turns to him.
JS – But it was nice because I saw you. I don’t regret that time.
SJ – I hope you only have good memories.
JS – Okay.
SJ – Thank you….really, thank you.
JS – *smiles* Live well.
SJ – You too.
JS – Goodbye.
She nods and starts to walk away. He walks in the other direction.
What the what? So nothing happens to Yuri???? How in the world did they think this was a good ending? I mean, it was a nice ending with Jung-sun winning in the end by realizing that hate & destruction is no way that you want to live your life. It is also pretty realistic for th chaebol to get away with everything pretty much unscathed.
But still! This is a drama! Can’t we have a little bit of something happen to Yuri? As it stands, she gets to have a fabulous time studying in America, she still gets to live off her family, she still gets to come back to Korea and get a job in the company, and she is still on the inside of that rich and powerful children’s click due to that other chaebol that likes her a lot.
I feel like if the writer did not want her removed from the family, she should have at least been ostracized by the rich elites by having that guy who likes her, snub her due to her indiscretions or something. Like, he could have uninvited her from that party he invited her to or something like that. Should I just pretend that that is what happened?
Regardless, even though I wanted Jung-sun to burn the place to the ground, I would still recommend this show to everyone because Jung-sun was the last one standing at the company in the end and took the high road (when they go low, we go high, B&^%$).
I loved recapping this show with everyone! It was a blast! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!