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KOREAN DRAMA V.I.P: EPISODE 16 (31&32) RECAP – PART 2
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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&^%$).
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Thanks for the quick recap.
I have to process this ending and watch with subs. Wishing Jung sun much happiness.
It needs processing! A bit of a rushed ending, perhaps? I feel like this drama slammed on the breaks in the last episode and is sitting at a stop light right now.
Thanks for the recap! I would have to wait a few more days to know the ending without you.
Although Yuri didn’t really get the comeuppance we wanted I thought it was a pretty realistic ending all around and at least Jang Nara was able to find peace in the end. I still give it a two thumbs up too.
Thank you so much for your hard work ladies.
I was disappointed by the end but the most important thing is Jung-sun is the realy winner of this drama. She deserved to be happy ( but Yuri really needed a punishment… !! Another big slap in her face for what she did ?? no ? ^^ )
Thank you again and see you soon for the next recap of Crash landing of you 🙂
Joyeux Noël – Merry Chrismas everybody !
You said it so well, Océane. I wish Yuri had some kind of comeuppance! I am still so lost as to why she didn’t have anything bad happen beside breaking up with a married man which is a good thing??? But, sigh, it is what it is. At least Jung-sun ended up on top. See you in Crash Landing on You! Merry Christmas!
Wow an ending I did expected. I did wanted them to split because there was just so much pain after everything that has happen. I’m glad that JS decided to stop because she’s starting to realize that by continuing her rampage she’ll end up like them and most especially she won’t recognize herself anymore just like her husband. She knew already there’s a line she should not pass unlike SJ. SH was greedy and humiliated from his past and his fathers side don’t even acknowledge him either so it’s harder on him- he wants to prove to them and the world I guess that being a poor mistress child can succeed but she forgot the big picture- happiness is riches. As for VP he deserve everything too bad he wasn’t send to jail
But pretty much satisfied. YR I’m not shock with how she turned out. She’s rich and she’ll stay rich. She enjoys the entitlement and SJ should’ve realized that. Do you actually think YR will choose him over money- like the matchmaker said what does Ha Yuri want vs OH Yuri want? She may have a Fabolous life in America but she has a lot to learn to catch up with her other cousins. She has a reputation already as the mistress and she’s not that educated when dealing with business so she needs to work hard. Her life style is out to kill and by watching how her family runs their business she’ll be doing the same as well- greed, fraud and disloyalties. Great series I actually enjoyed and thank you again for the recap.
if you are really in love when getting married, Remember Of that love, your vow when you think you find another true love. A warning for anyone who thinks that you are saving the life of a sad husband or wife. Is that worth for such a long way? No love will always be enthusiastic and hot all time. All people will change a little bit when they get older and get effected by things around. Do you think you could be that perfect match forever to break “a home” of someone.
Thank you for your hard work! I love this drama even if the ending kinda leaves a bittersweet aftertaste. Karma may not have done Yuri in today, but down the road it will eventually catch up with her.
I was disappointed the ending. I guessed the writer wanted the ending to be smooth not hateful on revenge.
Although a bit rushed and unsatisfactory for some viewers, but I personally think the ending is somewhat proper for this drama.
I do feel a little bit cheated by the fake guess-who-the-mistress mistery plot and twist.
The drama and fellow viewers comments are giving me life lesson of no matter how cynical some of our views about life and love, we still expect the best version of everyone and hope that eternal love may exist in this world.
Eventhough in reality love usually fades and guilt and hate will only burn everything and everyone, letting go and move on is the best choice.
I also made mistakes and I spend everyday dreading of what kind of consequences will I face in the future while trying to fixed my life and strive to be a better person.
Sorry for the rambling and thank you to V and dramamilk. com as well as other loyal viewers and commenters of VIP drama.
It has been a wonderful and interesting ride of kdrama obsession.
First of all thank you very much for your hard and fast work !!! They have been excellent companions to explore this intense drama! Even all the comments here helped me to wait episode by episode … … calming my anxiety.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYONE !!!
(I will make comments on the final on another occasion, after watching the episode subtitled)
So disappointed with the ending. The divorce was given, after all the pain SJ has caused to JS. But the drama seems to imply that being a mistress and homewrecker is just fine when you are rich because when the affair failed and ended, Yuri still had all the wealth and entitlement for certain things despite being disgusting, immoral and evil.
Anyway, Thank you for you work. I read this before watching the episodes, beacause I needed to prepare my heart and mental health first.
More power and happy holidays!
Thank You for recapping guys. I do love it, hope it was the happy ending and Marry Christmas to you all !!
First time I am following a live update for a series and i was eagerly expecting every week for an update and you did really well.. kudos 👏 About the series though, I am a bit disappointed by the entire storyline… SJ was still a cheater and without Yuri breaking up he would have continued as such.. his character was somehow portrayed as a weak one especially with the cast. Jang Nara as usual is at her best…thanks again 🙂
Thank you all for the hard work😊👌! With that being said, I am highly disappointed with this show, it seems like after episode 11 or 12 it started going down hill for me. I’m at a loss of words as for the ending as well👎🤷♀️
I’m happy for JS. But to be honest, she deserves much more. The scandal isn’t really a scandal(?) I feel like everyone is calm about this. There’s no retribution or karma whatsoever. The ending is a little bit rushed. All the suffering and agony are not worth it at all. At least SJ gets fired but Yuri? Because of her background, she gets to study in America where nobody knows her past. She gets off too easily.
This drama is so…. mellow (?) Like 6PM just before dark. There are so much suspenseful moments, mysteries but left undeveloped. It’s like when you’re sitting on the top of a rollercoaster but it stopped and never goes down. JS looks very badass when she plans for the black society but idk what happened, it was unsatisfactory. The plot could involve many careful arranged details however it doesn’t elaborated well. This kind of open ending frustrated me.
Thanks for recapping! I guess they just wanted everything to end peacefully…but it would have been more satisfactory to see more slam down on YR and SJ.
I kinda liked the ending though. It wasn’t over the top and it felt real. JS acceptance (of life?) made my heart ached. At least the adulterous pair didn’t get what they wanted and left the company. SJ’s regrets reminded me that some things in life can’t be turned back no matter what and how some mistakes can cost you everything. If he had chosen differently, things may have turned out differently for them. As for YR, she didn’t win what she set out to obtain. (I saw it as her breaking up with SJ mainly because she realised that he was never and will never be happy with her, less to do with money and status.) She may not have gotten everything she deserved but well, sometimes life is unfair.
the ending is good for park and jung sun but not for yuri he feels comfortable being free from punishment, after destroying someone else’s household yuri is only made to go abroad
Thank you for your commitment to the prompt recap reviews right to the end. Appreciate them.
In the end, adultery is rewarded with regrets, loneliness and abandonment which is the morally correct outcome for SJ. He who had first hand exposure to the hardships his mother went through had all the more reason not to be an adulterer and yet he still did it.
For YR, she was made to choose between career and family recognition against relationship with SJ and she wasn’t allowed both. In reality, how often does this happen? All she saw were her yearnings and her desires.
For JS, she was very clear at the end that adultery wasn’t to be tolerated and she deserved better than SJ even though she expressed she had no regrets for the relationship with SJ. I appreciate her level headedness and maturity and the need to learn to be happy as an individual first before considering life with another.
The other supporting characters also had good outcomes. Overall, it was a balanced story.
I still do not understand why SJ was so cruel to JS.
I know right, knowing her pain on mom’s abandonment. why did he still hurt her so much? And after losing a baby too. I really don’t want a season 2, I am just ok that he is out of her life, I do not want to see his lying face again. Disappointed that liars/cheaters got off easy though.
Does anyone else think this is a perfect second season candidate? Think about how many characters have unfinished stories.
I agree! We need redemption and some clarity regarding JS and SJ . Why wasn’t their marriage not worth saving.
The biggest question of this show!
I do or either do a remake,
I didn’t watch the subtitled finale. The recap was enough for me. Thanks dramamilk.com…
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Happy New Year! 🎉