Drama Recaps
Prosecutor Princess: Episode 15
by | May 21, 2010 | 62 Comments

Sob. Is this supposed to be a good-bye?

Yay for redemption! Muahahahahaha. This drama has taken the forgiveness scenario to its next level in such an endearing way that I can’t help but loving it this super duper much.

My song for today might be the most personal choice for my recaps. If you’ve seen The Classic, you know that this song is invariably related to the rain. That’s the vibe I got from this episode: rainy. Like, you’re happy with the refreshing water, but the dark clouds and wet weather make you a bit sad and melancholic. Or perhaps it was just that I was in some bipolar state of mind when I watched this. Also, the lyrics are appropriate, so it was such a win-win situation, that I had to use it.


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Episode 15

No, kaedejun, since he’s the culprit, they were no lies. But wait, it’s not what you’re thinking! The story is as follows…

Fifteen years ago, Ma Sang-tae had his company in a proto-stage, and wanted to expand it no matter what. He was handling a redevelopment project when they encountered some problems with the victims of the demolition. Dong-geun was in charge of the negotiations, but he had no good news for Sang-tae: those people wouldn’t settle, even when they got paid (after being paid, the redevelopment was approved, so they wanted more money). Since In-woo’s father was kind hearted, he couldn’t see Yoo Myung-woo’s (victims’ representative) manipulative strategies. It seems like Mr. Yoo was no clean weed, he had charges for assault; so Sang-tae wonders why Mr. Seo can’t handle such a punk. Yoo Myung-woo was in for corruption and shady deals, using both the people and the company.

And here we got the real link between the crime and that politician. Which was… Non existent! He was Sang-tae’s political connection for business purposes, and Myung-woo’s strategy to request for money: exposing to the media that relation would damage their public image. That’s why Sang-tae complied and went to the demolition site with that briefcase. Then… BAM! Stupid Myung-woo mentions that he had no real evidence of that hidden connection, so yeah, Sang-tae says, in other words, goodbye, crazy bastard, see you in hell! Myung-woo’s second mistake leads to his death: he starts a fight for the money, he chokes Sang-tae who in return pushes him, slips and in a second, he was a corpse (he hit his head with a rock). Terrified, Ma Sang-tae leaves the crime scene (bad CSI work here!).

Hye-ri is shocked. Was it an accident, dad? He tells her that if all of this had been kept undiscovered, he would’ve died with the secret. Hye-ri protests – it was an accident, he should’ve confessed and an innocent person wouldn’t have died. Sang-tae didn’t want to lose what he had achieved, so he lied when he found out that Dong-geun had been arrested. He says that he’ll confess, but he wants her to go abroad to protect her from being humiliated because of his mistake. No studying abroad, please, we have our share of clichés complete with the wrist grabbing!

Sang-tae: Do you think I’m admitting this because I’m scared of a newbie prosecutor like you?

He tries to hide his real motives, but his face tells he’s really suffering from this.

The moment in which Ae-ja enters the scene includes hardcore crying from Hye-ri, Sang-tae saying that he’ll confess and that he’ll tell the good news to In-woo. Not fun at all. Ae-ja faints.

Meanwhile, In-woo is washing the dishes when he remembers both his mother’s and Hye-ri’s mother’s love for him. That’s it. His growing guilt is making him realize that Ae-ja is as kind as his mother was, and it’s just as unfair to destroy her life as it was for his mum.

Back to fainted Ae-ja, she’s now asking if the fact that they have broken up and that he’s with a new woman means that he’s some kind of player (LOL). When blood starts going through her brain again, she has the revelation: Seo In-woo is an innocent victim of these unfortunate events.

After this hard family evening, Hye-ri exits her house and has a touching hallucination. She sees teenager In-woo’s spirit, which has been haunting this house since the muffin incident. She asks if he’s hungry; he is.

Hye-ri: To you, I offered a muffin and you didn’t eat it. If I knew it was like this… If I had known why you were standing here… I would’ve told my dad myself. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry… But you, why didn’t you tell me? “Your father’s Ma Sang-tae, right? Your father killed someone and framed my father for it. So don’t brag to me by offering muffins. It’s despicable!” Why didn’t you say that?

At this point, we all know that In-woo is a stalker, but his real presence there surprised me. His timing is always excellent!

In-woo (voiceover): Because I thought you would cry. If I saw you cry, I felt that I wouldn’t be able to hold it and cry as well.

Then, he just goes away.

Park Ae-ja is completely shaken by In-woo’s real story and motives for pretending to like Hye-ri. Ma Sang-tae plays the unworried guy, but Ae-ja can’t stand it – he killed a person! He defends himself saying that it wasn’t on purpose.

Now it’s In-woo’s time to show us his perfect timing skills AGAIN! Hye-ri arrives to that apartment complex and calls In-woo, who happens to be… YES! Right behind her, but in no mood for cute playing moments, he just hangs up and asks what’s up. Onto the forceful kiss spot to talk a bit, then!

Hye-ri: I’m sorry, Lawyer Seo. No… Mr. Seo In-woo. I’m sorry. Because of my father, your father, in my father’s stead, was framed for a crime and suffered. I’m sorry.

Really formally (why? Guilt makes you go formal?), Hye-ri informs that her father admitted committing the crime. He can see she’s trembling, but she continues with what she was saying – it wasn’t on purpose and she believes her father. These are unknown facts for In-woo which make him look puzzled. So, in brief words, the scenery that Sang-tae’s confession for assault leaves is this: either,

  1. It’s proved that it was actually assault in which case, as the limitation statue has already run, he’d go free as a bird. Or,
  2. It can’t be proved that it was assault, and he’ll be charged for murder. In this case, he’ll receive a jail sentence of 7-15 years.

Next day, messy Ae-ja breaks into Hye-ri house and starts hitting and shouting and crying and stuff you do when your life is crumbling. It’s so sad to watch this, they’re both going through an extremely hard period in their lives, and as of now they have no exit, no choice, no nothing but to see a dark future approaching fast.

And it’s the third chance for In-woo show us his timing in this episode. It’ll turn out to be enlightening and crucial for future developments! He was passing by with a bowl of bloodwine or something, when he saw the girls fighting. He doesn’t intervene though, he just listens to Ae-ja’s reprimands for Hye-ri’s investigation. What kind of daughter doesn’t take her caring father’s side? Sang-tae wants them to go abroad quickly before all of this is known and Hye-ri to quit her job. Why didn’t she ask In-woo to let it go? Why didn’t she beg for it? Oh, God, Ae-ja looks so out of control.

Hye-ri: I wanted to! Do you know how much I wanted to? I wanted to ask him to forgive my father. But when I saw his face, I couldn’t speak, I couldn’t possibly say anything.

Ae-ja: It’s because you like him, right? That’s why you’re taking his side, aren’t you?

Hye-ri: It’s not like that, mum. It’s because I know. Because of dad, he… I know how he lived, I know what he lost. Without a mother… without a father… 15 years.

Ae-ja comes back to her senses; she now understands how her daughter suffered because of this situation, of her newly found love and her father’s mistake. But, what about them now? What will Ae-ja do? Hye-ri will quit being a prosecutor and will defend her father as a lawyer. Crying, they merge in one heartbreaking hug.

That must hurt, uh, In-woo? He has quietly listened to their conversation, he has seen them breaking into a million pieces and is hesitating. Is this what he wanted in the first place? Is this what his father wanted? To see this family like this? Something is his plan went terribly wrong. It’s not in the plan itself, it’s not the investigation or the facts. While being so concentrated on facts, he forgot about the feelings, both his and his victim’s.

Uuf, if you had your heart overwhelmed by this heavy moment, here’s your refreshment stop, featuring Jung-sun and Se-joon. Jung-sun finally has embraced her womanly attractiveness, and is using beauty creams. Cute. Her mum and Se-joon’s daughter have taken away all of her clothes and left just a uniform with a skirt. Woot! She has no choice, she either goes with the skirt or a jean.

Jung-sun: A jean? I’m not Prosecutor Ma.


Okay, she doesn’t want to carpool with Se-joon, and we get a glimpse of extreme puritanism here! It’s not even a mini skirt, prosecutor Jin! Come on! Bin has warned her father about this skirt issue, leaving Jung-sun no place to hide: she has to go with him. Se-joon says that her legs are pretty, but her walking style sucks, embarrassing her so much that she slips and he has to take her in his arms… Aaawwww. They were made for each other, weren’t they?

At the office everyone is surprised, and Hye-ri is super happy for her!

Refreshment stop is over. Now, fasten your seatbelts, and let’s continue our journey.

In-woo is missing in action. Jenny, in panic, grabs some documents from his desk, which’ll end up in Hye-ri’s boss’ hands.

Where was our wounded boy? By the lakeshore with those cleats. He asks repeatedly “Father, what should I do?”. I’ll take only the importance of this scene for his next steps in the story and move on. See, I’m not digging In-woo’s melodramatic scenes. Give me some smiles and I’m sold, pal!

Hye-ri allllmmmmoooossttt resigns but hell, no! She’ll continue there, she’ll fight. When she goes out, she remembers her mentally younger days, while she was innocent and outrageous, with her car and style. She’s about to irk me with more melodramatic stuff but In-woo’s magical appearance saves the day. He’s happy now, and carrying food! She tells him that they’re no longer in the position to be able to eat together (boooooo!!!) but he promises good news if she has lunch with him (yaaaay!!!)

They go to the Se-joon’s sandwich scene spot.

Hye-ri: Do you by chance get sick or a fever if you don’t get to do what you want?

It took you 15 episodes to realize that, sweetheart!?

Hye-ri: The same spot and the same sushi. You insisted that we come here.

He wanted to vent his frustration. Ha-ha-ha. Onto the good news, smart guy! We’re dying here! She’s avoiding his eyes, his words and their current confusing situation, so he pushes her wondering if they can’t talk like common people anymore. When she finally looks at him, he tells her to stop seeing each other (Are you joking? You call this good news??!!). He’s not finished, he proposes to cover up the case, he knows that it’ll be difficult to prove that it was assault whether he believes in her father or not.

Too late to retreat, Lawyer Seo. Those documents have reached The Boss’ hands with Jenny’s note.

Jenny’s note: A current prosecutor’s father is linked to a murder case from 15 years ago. There’s a risk of concealment, so please reinvestigate the case carefully. Enclosed are materials and evidence related to the case.

Oh, damn.

In-woo, after arriving to his office, asks Jenny to book an airplane ticket. What? Jenny is like, MAD AT YOU, BOY, but he claims to be sick of Korea. They go to their fancy balcony, where a sick-of-this Jenny expresses her skepticism regarding Sang-tae’s story. In-woo tells her that he’s proved himself to be a caring father and a man who keeps promises, they might have been wrong in their judgment. Is he wishing her, the girl who was by his side, to gleefully accept this New Forgiving In-woo? Because she won’t, she worries about his father’s innocence. New Forging In-woo is actually caring about Sang-tae, who might not be able to prove that it was assault but an homicide. Why is he so important?

In-woo: He’s Hye-ri’s father.

BANG! He’s sure his father wouldn’t want him to live like this, there’s no one in the world who would want the person they love to suffer in misery – his heart would be in pain.

In-woo: Putting Hye-ri’s father in front of the court with my own hands, with my own hands making Hye-ri quit being a prosecutor, with my own hands shaking up the lives of her entire family and turn around… The rest of my life… I don’t have the confidence to live it properly.

At this point I was literally shouting at the screen. WAY TO GO, IN-WOO! WOOOO! You wanted redemption, here you go, world! The redeemed hero style will never get tiresome. Jenny doesn’t see it that way, though, and looks pissed by New Forgiving In-woo’s pussy attitude.

Feeling a bit confused by In-woo’s constant changes of mood (now I want revenge, now I don’t, now I kiss you, now I pass by as a stranger, now hate me, now don’t), Hye-ri is trying to understand what the hell is going on when… DING DONG. Jenny is here! And she’s not for a tea party.

The girl’s chat ends as it starts: as a disaster of godzillistic proportions. Jenny’s theory is that Hye-ri told In-woo that she liked him in order to weaken his resolution to clear his father’s name. She doesn’t understand her straightforward personality and tells her that she dislikes her. Hye-ri becomes frustrated but then Jenny drops da bomb: In-woo is returning to America empty handed because of her, because of his love for her. But then, what has Hye-ri lost? She is in the same position than before (technically speaking, of course. Her spirits are destroyed, but Jenny is no psychologist), while In-woo gave up everything to go to Korea.

Jenny has a point. I get what she’s saying and I somewhat agree. In-woo has done some nasty stuff, but that doesn’t change the fact that his father died and he spent all of his life thinking about that, enduring lot of hardships while she was having an easy life. I just can’t hate Jenny, she still sees through Old Revengeful In-woo’s point of view.

In-woo is packing, Hye-ri calls him and they meet. Hye-ri makes this proposal: she’ll help him prove that his father was innocent if he proves that the death was accidental. Will she report the case regardless of the suffering it’ll cause her? She doesn’t care; she has to help him – why would he forget about his father’s innocence? Well, he has finally left his father in the past, while hers is still alive and means everything for her; he can’t do it, he doesn’t want to have this pinch in his conscience throughout his lifetime.

Hye-ri: If that’s how it is for you, it’s worse for me. Way worse.

In-woo: Don’t be foolishly sympathetic and just close your eyes to it.

They start a “I’ll hate myself more” game: me; not, me; me; not, me, etc. Eventually, she changes the focus, and tells him that if they let this go, she’ll never be able to love her father, enjoy her clothes, job or shoes like she does. Her only strength for doing this crazy investigating-my-father thing, is her confidence in Ma Sang-tae. If that’s the truth, it’ll be proved no matter what (Hello, girl, you’re talking to the guy who lost his father due to lousy CSI people). The irony that his father’s truth wasn’t discovered pops up in the conversation, but it had to do with her father lies, so it should be different now.

So, IT’S ON! She informs her family. At first, Sang-tae doesn’t believe his daughter’s commitment to the case, but then, when Ae-ja comments how awesome In-woo is, he tells her that his daughter is better. HA!

At Hye-ri’s house gate, In-woo is waiting for her. He accepts her request, she’s grateful and I’m craving some law bonding moments!

Informing time hasn’t ended, now it’s time for her to give this news to her boss. He thinks she’s crazy or is being threatened – reopening a 15 years old case? He doesn’t know if this is a good or a bad thing, and was pondering upon it after receiving evidence on it. Uhm, what? Hye-ri is rightfully surprised.

Ma Sang-tae is discussing this matter with Director Min when In-woo arrives. No, Lawyer Seo In-woo, he’s here as a referral from Ma Hye-ri.


Okay, ridicule to the nth degree and I’M LOVING IT.

Sang-tae: Is this a generation gap or are you two cool because you’re young? You and Hye-ri, how are there such people?

Yes, they’re cool. Cool and young. Like diet coke and mentos, an explosive combination.

Ma Sang-tae doesn’t understand a thing – weren’t they supposed to be enemies or is he reading the wrong script? In-woo tells him that he’s not happy doing this, but Hye-ri and him made this crazy agreement to save both fathers and he’s the one who knows the case as the palm of his hand (perhaps even more than Sang-tae himself), so it’s logical for him to be Sang-tae’s lawyer (also because he luuuurrrrvveeesss her and can’t bear her pain). Everything will be cool from Sang-tae’s side as long as In-woo remembers their previous “leave my daughter” promise. In-woo will remember it, he’s Dong-geun’s son.

They must talk about the case now, and In-woo has an interesting question – how did Sang-tae know that Dong-geun was arrested when it wasn’t reported in the newspapers? Could it be that who helped him was… Congressman Kim? So, his connection to this case existed, after all, but it was one of concealment, not murder. Sang-tae tells In-woo that he called him that same night and told him everything that had happened.

Prosecutor’s office is on fire. Jung-sun and Se-joon are paired to handle Mr. Ma’s case. They go to Hye-ri and face this situation: while Jung-sun is a bit uncomfortable, Se-joon is his old stiff self affirming that he’ll do what it takes to find the truth.

When In-woo arrives home, twister Hye-ri greets him with a whole lot of questions about his meeting with her dad. He tells her to go in and chat, but she asks if he took notes, since she can’t look at the case’s files. She can ask Prosecutor Jin to let her take a look at the files! Hey, girl, you’re annoying the hell out of me! There’s no need to look at those files according to In-woo, being this nervous won’t help her! WHO IS NERVOUS? MEEE?? MEEEEE????

They go to his house, but it’s awfully empty! He’s been packing, you know (sob), so they can use it as an office. There’s a box on a table containing all of the files, his drawings copying the photos, notes; everything related to the crime, organized by him.

In-woo: This is the kind of scary, meticulous, persistent person I am.

That’s not what she was thinking, she was actually touched by the fact that he’s doing all this for her. Tough boy won’t admit it, let’s stop with the sentimental crap and get to work!

Law bonding moment! Even when succeeding in this case will mean that he has to leave her for good, I liked how they worked together. They’re two smart people who have personal interests in this case as an added bonus, so the energy they irradiate while discussing the details is really intense.

They have two goals in this investigation: one, to prove that her dad didn’t mean to kill that person, and two, to prove that Yoo’s dead was due to assault. There’s no proof supporting Sang-tae’s version, and they need Congressman Kim’s testimony, but he won’t do it since corruption is involved. Hye-ri must find the way to make him talk. In-woo expresses surprise – the little girl is growing up! That remark will trigger Hye-ri’s memory, when the boss mentioned that the case had been reported, and makes her wonder…

Hye-ri: By any chance… Doing this with me right now, it’s not a revenge plot or something, right?

In-woo (frustrated): WHAT?

Slap in the face, bro! This chick still has some doubts about your honesty.

Hye-ri tries to correct herself, saying that it’s not that she suspects him, but something strange happened. And you know that strange equals to Seo In-woo. He admits that he did dirty tricks before so it’s natural for her to suspect him, but this time, he’s sincerely helping. He asks what’s going on, she won’t tell him and instead, continues with the case… There’s breach in your hull, In-woo. He senses it and proposes a break.

They drink beer on a bench and cheer each other up. You know? This scene was the cloudy one for me. They’re going through so much pain, and even when they get along this well (now that he’s not being a stalker and has left his revenge path), they are conscious that this case might be the end for their relationship. You get that melancholic feeling right here, on the bench, drinking beer (or whatever they’re drinking).

Meanwhile, Se-joon and Jung-sun are interrogating Ma Sang-tae, who denies having killed Mr. Yoo. As for the witnesses confessing, it’s funny because they didn’t want to talk before, and then they confessed for In-woo’s sake. Now, the tables have turned, and their statements go against him. Store lady says that she saw blood stains all over Sang-tae’s pants; Man-chul, who also saw those stains, admits having lied about the alibi and receiving the land; and finally, Mr. Shin says that he saw Ma Sang-tae leaving the scene, but that he had paid his hospital bills and gave him the briefcase with the money, so he left everything as it was.

There’s a prosecutor’s meeting to talk about the progress of the case. While they can’t prove that it was an assault, they can’t prove it was a murder, either. Se-joon thinks that, given that the statute of limitation is almost run and they have no time for a proper research, they should go for murder and decide later in court. The fake alibi, the running out, the constant lies, are all incriminating factors. But then, any frightened person would do the same thing! Furthermore, they have no substantial proof that it was murder, according to Min-suk. Since the prosecutors are divided, they decide to vote. But they don’t have a final result, Jung-sun is unsure and doesn’t vote.

Congressman Kim is visited by In-woo, who’s in need of a testimony.

The news of Sang-tae’s case has reached the media, and the construction company’s deals are being cancelled, just like the creditors want their money back. You can sense that something is on the verge of disaster when the lights ain’t on. Oh, noes!

Will we get to see the sun after the clouds go away, kaedejun, pretty please?

Personal comments

Is it there something to say but that this episode was exclusive property of redemption? In fact, we didn’t get much more than that. Still, I’m happy with the way everything is wrapping up. While it’s extremely bizarre to watch In-woo defending his enemy (!!!!!!!!), this ridiculous detail was pointed out in the drama and was resolved satisfyingly: he’s stopped thinking about himself and his justice plan, he’s started to think from another people’s point of view. Hye-ri has become so important to him, that he’s now following her around and helping her with all his heart to clear up the mess he provoked. Another crucial issue is that he’s bumped into an uknown reality: the Ma’s are kind people. His plan was perfect until he started to be aware of that detail; it would’ve been easy for him if Ma Sang-tae was that classic despicable father who does everything to be powerful and control everyone’s life. Sang-tae is indeed a pitiful person, burdened by a hard childhood and his desire for a comfortable life for his daughter.

It’s strange how forgiveness is portrayed in this drama. I mean it in a good way, of course. The changes in the characters are believable, and that probably has something to do with the fact that there are no bad, evil, spiteful, crazy people here; they’re all willing to forgive others more than themselves. They all have felt guilt throughout their lives, and some are even now not letting go of their mistakes. That guilt, the same one that kept them stuck in the past, is their redeeming factor. In-woo has finally understood that his father wouldn’t have liked what he was doing; Ma Sang-tae has realized that what he did was wrong, even when he didn’t kill anyone; Hye-ri has seen In-woo’s suffering and can feel the unfair pain he had to endure while she had a somewhat happy and careless life. In their own ways, they’ve found the path to redemption through individual forgiveness. They can move on and face whatever comes because they have faith in each other. That’s why the bench scene was so powerful, too. In-woo and Hye-ri are meeting again, as honest people with no regrets, and need to reassure that everything will be okay. It’s so sad seeing this because they know that this case might mean their end, but they don’t retreat, they have to continue exploring this refreshing feeling of “nothing concealed”.

As for the crime, while I had thought about some crazy conspiracy (I’m a sucker for crazy conspiraciiiieeeesssss), it’s a relief that it turned out to be a lame accident. Even when it’s lame. If Ma Sang-tae would’ve had the murderer psychology, a happy, law bonding ending would’ve been surreal, when not impossible. The fact that Ma Sang-tae went from strict, cold businessman to broken inside guy said a lot of things about his character and helped me to understand why he did what he did (also, his redemption is more believable in this scenario). He’s extremely insecure, and doesn’t respect himself. He lives for his daughter and couldn’t allow himself to destroy her future, so he had to do it, he had to hide everything. Dong-geun wasn’t even in his plans, he was an unfortunate man who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Generally, the final 4 episodes of dramas tend to be draggy or boring or rushed. In many cases, the angst grows so stupidly fast, that it spoils the entire series. I found these last three episodes both fast paced and quiet. Quite a contradiction, isn’t it? Well, just as we’re reaching the end (sob), we get the best part of the story. The definitive growing ends here, in episode 15, especially In-woo’s, who’s stopped thinking like a teenager and now is able to get a full picture not so self-centered. All of the main leads have discovered themselves and are ready for some final adventures.

Now that everything is slowly going to its place and justice is in its way, I need my happy ending, okay? Give me my happy ending full of trees, cutey rabbits and colorful rainbows. Our couple deserves it.


62 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. ieyzan

    first <3. PP is one of the best drama this year

  2. v

    OMG!!! thank you Aberdeen_angus!! I have not watched the last 2 ep yet cuz i’m delaying it’s ending… haha. so meanwhile, i’m gobble up everything PP related to compensate and ur recap is entertainment itself!!!
    TT, ur last PP recap… will miss you for sure.. hope i’ll get to read some more in the future.. and now, i’m off to reread it! XD

  3. YouKnowIt

    Was waiting for it. You made my day

  4. mie

    About your song choice. The song is by 자전거 탄 풍경, not Deli Spice. Deli Spice’s song 고백 was in The Classic.

  5. splgt001

    Brilliant work aberdeen_angus! Thank you!!!!

    What an awesome ride this show has been. So many wonderful moments – mom and daughter are so alike and so lovable. Their scene was beautiful.

    Happy Ending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. v

    *sigh* this is my fourth time reading this recap…. maybe i should compromise and watch the first 10 minutes of this episode or something.. lol.
    anyways, your recap get better with each new read! love how you expressed this episode as redemption time. i haven’t yet watched this so i can’t really say much but this drama keeps delivering and delivering without disappointing us!
    and love IWxHR dynamic… and haha, ur description of MST’s reaction to IW being his lawyer is awesome!!

  7. Annie

    Thanks for recapping, i still have 2 eps to go, I dont want to start it because I never want PP to end for me. It is my first time chasing a drama like mad, going to miss every moment of it

  8. bird

    Love this drama.It never lost its smooth steady pace.It have everything.Humour,depth of characters,great plot development,good music,great casts and acting,hot chemistry between the leads and along the way never loses the human side (if you know what I mean). The dialogue is the best. Definitely the best and most enjoyable drama in 2010 so far.

  9. aberdeen_angus

    Damn, I got my singers confused. I thought this was by Deli Spice. Oh, well, the message remains though 😀

  10. 10 balladish510

    This show has been anything but boring (not like coughPTcough), I enjoy tremendously every single character and when say every single one of them, I mean it. They are all flawed but NONE of them is ridiculously and absurdly villainous that is constructed just for the sake of spicing things up and for the writer does not know where to go with the plot. The good thing about PP is that it is very coherent through out, all the episodes link together to form a united theme, which is awesome and hard to find in Korean dramas. It’s quite westernized but still have the touch of typical romance we love in Asian drama. PP will be missed, a lot!

  11. 11 kaedejun

    “(now I want revenge, now I don’t, now I kiss you, now I pass by as a stranger, now hate me, now don’t),”

    “Like diet coke and mentos, an explosive combination.”

    LOLLLLLLL! i love your witticisms!!!

    and i love how you said that the last episodes were fast paced but quiet. it’s so true, i couldn’t have worded it better myself.

    my fave scene was when ae ja confronted ma sang tae. looking at the lines and the script, she could have played it the typical kdrama mom way of yelling and screaming and hitting the father, and he could have yelled right back. but the beauty of it was they both chose to play it very quietly, their voices just above a whisper. that fear, that pain, that sadness – all of it was evoked well. i could have understood it just as well if they screamed at each other and hit each other. but i LOVE the fact that they didn’t, because it made the scene that much more emotional for me.

    WHEEE – this is the fastest recap ever aberdeen, you know? i mean, ep 15 ONLY premiered TWO DAYS ago… ;D

  12. 12 anon.mouse

    Hey, thanks for the brilliant recap!! I have to admit, i was rather quick to dismiss this show at first upon seeing the title, but i still kept an eye on the weekly recaps just to see where things go. i started watching the series after about ep 7, and have been increasingly in love with it ever since. this was probably the first drama i’ve watched where things just … developed. so fully and so successfully that it left you breathless. you know?

    i LOVED this episode. and your “rainy day” analogy is so perfect. it was beautiful, sad, but with a sliver of hope. it’s a testament to the quality of the show that even now i’m not sure whether it’ll end happily or in tragedy for my current favorite pairings in-woo and hye-ri. i will miss this show so much!!

  13. 13 supah

    I’m living the PP experience vicariously through your recaps and whew! I can just feel HR’s fatigue.

  14. 14 vegas_rn

    Thank you for the recap…I’ve watched the episode already including episode 16 but can’t help myself and have to come back here to see if there are any updates about PP and the lead stars…

    Your recap is excellent. Reading this makes me sad again…I’ve been sad since yesterday…I am missing my favorite drama…..I wish and hope there will be a sequel…The writers/director are the best….

    Thanks to SBS, viikii, subbers, dramabeans and the entire cast and crew of this drama….This has been a memorable one…

  15. 15 Elfie

    I haven’t actually watch Prosecutor Princess yet (I’m planning on starting tonight, actually) so I haven’t been reading the recaps. But, I absolutely love Delispice (to pieces) and I just wanted to applaud your good taste in music.

  16. 16 Elfie

    p.s. But I haven’t heard this song by them? What album is this from? I now feel like a bad fan, not knowing this >_<

  17. 17 v

    um…. i think this song is not from them according to mie from comment 4, which aberdeen_angus seems to acknowledge from comment 9.
    hope it helps. ^^

  18. 18 Annie

    I just listen to the song, is the song from the movie classic??? I love that song

  19. 19 pabo ceo reom

    The ending of this drama didn’t satisfy me! LOL

  20. 20 aberdeen_angus

    @Elfie: while I love Deli Spice, I confused the group for this song, sorry 😉 Have a good PP watching experience!

    @pabo ceo reom: I loved it, but I’ll discuss it in Episode 16’s recap ^^


  21. 21 Sumee

    AWwwwwwwwwwwww….I am so so so so SAD..I just don’t want PP to end..Well logically that is not possible so lets talk business..Its been pretty interesting the Angst part of it ..unlike other K-dramas..its been handled very well..I am very very very satisfied by this Drama..I watched the end already ..so I don’t want to comment much ..as many readers here have not watched it..For me it is the best Drama this year..Love Hey..ri & In-woo’s charactor so sso much…Sigh..its ended & I am unable to believe It..
    Aberdeen_angus you rock !!!

  22. 22 Annie

    lol I found out i keep skipping sentence, the song is from the classic as mention in the beginning

  23. 23 Joie Chan

    OMG….I’m so sad that the drama end…..Love Hye-ri and In-woo 🙂

  24. 24 sophie

    I love how In-woo ended up being Ma Sang-tae’s lawyer. I didn’t expect it at all, but with the progress of the storyline, it surprisingly made total sense!

    I also love how Hye-ri has changed, while remaining the same — if that even makes any sense…

    I can’t wait for the final episode recap. There was a scene I really like from the episode 16 (where Hye-ri was in a white dress and barefoot)… I’m totally going to miss this series!

  25. 25 missjb

    omg, u are so fast, abeerden… Thx for your wonderful recap.. It help me alot, coz I haven’t watched ep 15-16 yet. So… the case is the lame accident? Wow… Unexpected to be honest, kekeke

  26. 26 evma1319

    Thanks Aberdeen_Angus… this episode comes so fast and YOU’re COOL as your metaphor in “Yes, they’re cool. Cool and young. Like diet coke and mentos, an explosive combination.” HAHAHA!!! Your recaps are always enjoyable…I really appreciate and love your style!

  27. 27 dulcedeleche

    I love how this was totally NOT what i was expecting to happen! I love how the characters are so real. Hye-ri’s mom’s reaction was right on. She’s upset but then also realizes In-woo’s pain.

    Favorite line : Sang-tae: Is this a generation gap or are you two cool because you’re young? You and Hye-ri, how are there such people?

    I feel like with the way everyone’s behaving, it’s not impossible that Hye-ri and In-woo get together. Normally the past between the families is so horrible there’s no way the families can put apart their dislike and differences. But in this case, with In-woo helping Ma Sang Tae out, the hate-relationship is getting a bit skewed.

  28. 28 absothe

    It ended, I’m so sad… But I am very happy with how things worked out in the end.
    Now that I think about it, it was everything you hoped for but never got. There were no 100 stupid ways of how to get the main couple separated and back together again.
    I’ts like the writers thought let’s go crazy and make it realistic this time, but is it possible for K-drama writers to think that way? I read an old(er) post on viikki and it described how this person wanted it to end, and guess what it had allot of similarities with what really happend. And if you ad to this al the last minute filming (like still filming on the actual day of broadcast) you have yourself a conspiracy theory. 😀
    Yes aberdeen_angus I’m a sucker for conspiracy theories to :p

  29. 29 Amg1

    My Dear Lady.

    I was going to leave “Prosecutor Princess” in the past, but since you made referencer of me in your OT post I feel that I must reply to your comment and to settle the “In-Woo Character” claim of being a “Sociopath “ once and for all, since I am the one who first catalog him as such.

    So the proper question should be; Is the In-Woo Character a true to life “Clinical Sociopath”? And my answer after watching all 16 episodes is (NO) and let me be very clear NO, was he ever? Yes!!!!

    Allowed me to explain; In order for him to bring forth his “Revenge Plan”, he became one for all intended purpose’s. The problem for
    In-Woo was that the “Sociopath Suit” did not fit him well in the long run.

    And as you have clearly stated, in the beginning In-Woo because all the pain of his past he thought that by exerting his revenge on MST and his family was going to be a piece of cake and bring closure and piece of mind, (But Life’s a BITCH and then you die), he awoke to the cruel reality of what (I have been saying all along, Hello!). He Truly screw up because in order to be a true to life Sociopath, one needs to “RID” oneself of our “Conscience” and he could not do that, even tough it was a bit late to my taste, he recognize that he F***ED UP.

    The Beauty of it all at the end was this; in one corner we have our “Anti/Hero” who is Hell Bend in avenging his father (and with all the reasons in the world), and on the other we have this; “ naïve, easily to fool and manipulate, immature, insecure, irresponsible, air head” kind of Heroine, that is able to learn the hardest lessons that life has to teach us that of (Self Sacrifice), and with her almost “Preteen” kind of approach to Love and Romance, is able to Melt The Heart of a man who’s hearth had been frozen trough years of Pain, Suffering, and Bitterness.
    Our Ma-Hye-ri with Love accomplish not only to reach In-woo’s heart but also the people around her.

    And for that Ma-Hye -ri will live in my mind for many years to come.

    P.S I want to thank you and kaedejun, for your commitment to this drama, and the people that follow your recaps, you 2 Girls are #1 in my Book. And with this a humbly bid farewell to “Prosecutor Princess” for good. Thank you again.
    Yours truly Amg1!!!!!!!! : O }

  30. 30 v

    well, as always, i dont agree with everything that you said (but since i promised myself to not start a new debate about PP again since we all agreed on that, let’s leave it at that) but it was beautifully written nonetheless so kuddos to that! You are extremely intelligent and mature and always provide us with insightful analysis, regardless of whether or not we agree with it and I admire you very much for that
    farewell to you as well… I’m going to remember our PP discussions (or “little war” as some soompiers called it.. XD) with fondness in the future. It made the PP experience for me all the richer and entertaining!

    As an aside… just curious but were you referring to some of my comments in that?

  31. 31 Amg1

    @v. Well we could debate “Prosecutor Princess” all night and not agree on many points, and no I was not referring to any of your comments in particular.
    But I must admit that I enjoy being the “Antagonist” in our “little war” as you have so fondly have come to call it! Ha Ha Ha!!!

  32. 32 Sukispop

    Aberdeen_angus, thanks so much for your great recap! Fun read!

    I love this drama for so many reasons- great writing, superb acting, solidly good ost, and the list goes on.

    In this episode, there were many great scenes, and many of them have already been mentioned by other commenters. For me, the scenes with Hye-ri’s mom really stood out…the scene with her husband at their house, and then the scene with Hye-ri at her place. Beautifully written and deftly acted…and Hye-ri’s mom simply blew me away. It’s one thing to try to hide tears welling up in my eyes(from my wife)…it’s an entirely different thing to try to hide tears that have decided(completely on their own!) to start running down my face. *lol

    I’ve already watched the final episode…and I thought it was just about perfect…loved it. Will save further comments for the next and final PP recap.

  33. 33 bluelime

    thanks for the recap!! =)

  34. 34 JO

    We absolutely enjoyed this unforgetable drama. Thank you all so much for the job well done and we do hope to see you all again in the future.

  35. 35 Jessica

    I LOVED THIS DRAMA. honest to god, i think this is in my top 3! (: SEO IN WOO (PARK SHI HOO!!!) AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING.
    enough said (:
    sorry just a giddy happy fan girl! (:

  36. 36 kdlover

    PSH just get more YUMMY!!! GAHH I just love these two lovebird!!! Sooo cute!!! I will definitely miss these two!! MHR is one of my all time fave character…she’s my girl crush!! The ending was almost perfect for me i was greedy plus SPOILER dont read if you havent watch ep 16 I wanted another passionate kiss!!

  37. 37 sophie

    btw, has anyone seen any BTS or NG cuts for this series? I searched on YT and Google, but to no avail. Maybe I’m looking at the wrong places?

  38. 38 movall


    Beautiful recap, thank you so much. I still have not watched the last 2 ep with sub yet. Slowly, slowly approaching the end.

    Don’t know if you still visit PP thread at Soompi, this gif from Ep16 is especially for you and kaedejun. I should wait until Ep16 recap but since this is aberdeen_angus’s final PP recap, so here it is.

    (PPers, dont click if you haven’t watched Ep16)


  39. 39 yukiyukiku

    Thank you aberdeen_angus for the recaps
    I love how you put it “redemption & forgiveness” …. I just can’t get enough of IW & HR. *off re-watch the ending*

  40. 40 aberdeen_angus

    @Amg1: I won’t feel good saying this ( 😛 ). but I kinda agree with your last comment! Hahahahahaha!!! Dear, you (and all IW haters) made my PP recapping and watching much more enjoyable (while it was not being insuferable 😀 ), so I look forward for more disagreement in the future! Didn’t you love In-woo’s redemption, huh, huh? I know you probably didn’t, but as an In-woo supporter, I LOVED it 😀 😀

    @sophie: there are not many of those (¬¬), in soompi they posted some bts for the second kiss and pics.

    @movall: I still visit that thread, it was my home for three months sniffffff. But thans for that gif, I just woke up, and it put a wide smile in my faceeeeee! It’s just awesome, thanks 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


  41. 41 kay

    aberdeen_angus, your recaps are always so enjoyable to read!

    Yes, they’re cool. Cool and young. Like diet coke and mentos, an explosive combination. <—-this is why you are so awesome!

    i just finished the series about 5 minutes ago but am still excited to read the last recap and everyone's thoughts(i am very satisfied with the ending). this episode had me crying all over the place. the scene with HR and her mom crying and IW listening at the door is one of my favorites. HR's mom is just so awesome! my favorite k-drama mom of all time =]

  42. 42 bailey

    thank you for the recap. PP is great, enjoyed every episode. love the cast includes all
    the prosecutors, story and everything. Initially,I watched this drama because of PSH ,
    i did not like KSH in ABE coz she was so evil. PP has made me adore her. agree with kay, the scene HR and her mum crying,made me sob ,every time I repeated this scene.

    I am very happy with the ending.

    OML and PP will add to my drama collection and cant wait to watch it over again on big screen

  43. 43 shao

    Excellent recaps on this series! I cannot wait for your recap for the final episode. I only started watching the series after it was coming to an end but PP was a pleasant surprise – I couldn’t stop watching it once I started! I enjoy reading your recaps, because everything you say in parentheses and what not closely resonates with all of us haha. The resolution of this drama is just awesome – and I like how you present it, that it’s forgiveness and love taken to a new level, the two of them wanting what’s best for the other and coming to such a beautiful compromise. They do deserve the happy ending, with pretty rainbows and bunnies, and i’m glad that’s how it turned out in the end! 🙂

  44. 44 shao

    Bailey: You mean All About Eve right? (It’s such a classic too!) KSY’s character was terribly evil in that drama series, but I thought she acted sooooo well – although she was so evil, you know she was all wrunching up on the inside with angst and poison, you couldn’t help but feel terribly sorry for her too (and terribly happy she lost all those horrible childhood memories). KSY and PSH totally rocks, I tell you. Together with the rest of the PP team, I’m still brimming with pride and satisfaction at the ending! =)

  45. 45 kaedejun


    thanks for the gif too!!! i laughed when i saw that – what a wonderful way to start off my day!!!!!

  46. 46 v

    haha… i woudnt go as far as to call u “antagonist”…would i?
    XD hope to see u in other dramas in the futures. and i second A_angus comment. ^^
    lol… i wanted a kiss too…. but in the end, i liked it that they didnt do it… it would have been way too much like brilliant legacy if they did… and a kiss on the forehead is cute and affectionate too.. well, technically, i still havent seen the episode yet… (delaying it… haha) but soompi is full of spoilers so i know about it anyways. XD
    on the SBS site, there are several BTS if u want to watch them on SBS site… the most popular one (of ep 13 kiss) can be accessed through Youku… the link in on soompi. let me know if u need me to post it here.
    thanks for the gif… hihi… im still giggling
    and yeah, i still hang out on the soompi thread even now… the last time i did that was for YAB!
    and mandalaywith is still coming up with goodies so all the more reason to hang out there.

  47. 47 v

    OMG… just saw the full SBS fanmeeting for PP… and KSY and PJA (jenny) mentioned PP2!!! i dont know if they were joking or not but they are giving me hope….
    who knows… we didnt get one for YAB but maybe SBS decided to let PP get a second season…. ok, so most probably not. as ANJell also said they wanted a season 2 and it never came.. but one can hope til the end right?
    btw, so jealous of the girl who got the alarm bomb clock! well, i least i have the digital recording of it… haha

    and i’m so looking forward to kaedejun’s recap ep 16!

  48. 48 Judy

    PP has catched my attention when its rating overtook PT. And I finished the whole drama within a few days.

    Yeah! I just love KSY so much. She protrayed a cute and innocent lady in such a perfect way. I just cannot believe that she is the same KSY in All about Eve.

    I found her very beautiful in this drama. She has always been a second lead lady and if my memory is correct, this is her first lead role. She must have struggled a lot to reach this lead role eventually.

    Her acting is no doubt very good. She has designed the “laughing” and “shaking head” and a lot of small postures to protray this role. I am really impressed. And I wished her all the best. With this impressive performance, she should be able to get another lead role!

  49. 49 deannadsc

    what an exemplary DRAMA, PP has been!!! I’ve loved it from start to finish!!! totally FELL for Seo Byun & love KSY to bits!!! what more can I say that you guys haven’t said?
    thanks to SBS, its producers, Viikii subbers, aberdeen_angus, Kaedejun,for the recaps!!! + special mention to commentors v, yukiyukiku , mandalay of soompi,& most especially to amg1…because you ALL gave me a better perspective on drama viewing & your “little war” gave us PP fanatics so much FUN!!!

  50. 50 Retta

    WoW! I am no where near Ep 15 but I love reading the re-caps. This is wonderful! I am, alas, at Ep 10 and I am loving this drama. I am looking forward to the next episodes especially since the re-caps put me on edge!
    I am watching online and on a local station here …sounds like madness but its fun.
    PP is a definite winner!

    The lead actors are superb…KSY is great! so different from the kick ass agent in IRIS..I couldnt believe it was her! what an actress..she has a fan here! believable in both roles…and to walk in those stillettos! I give her ‘mad props’ lol …

    My first introduction to PSH but I am in crush! *smile* looking forward to seeing more of him…now to looking for more of both their work…*sigh* there grows the list …..again..

    Anyway …loved the recap and I am really enjoying PP…(more than PT..which to be honest had so much going for it and the directors/producers/writers dropped the ball)

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