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Suits: Episode 4

Kang-seok and Yeon-woo are still clashing when it comes to personal style in dealing with clients. But Yeon-woo is stubborn, and he’s determined to fix things himself when his methods backfire on him. And maybe Kang-seok will finally admit that Yeon-woo’s way of personalizing his interactions can work and finally give Yeon-woo that fist-bump he wants so badly… or not.

 
EPISODE 4: “Therefore, the truth doesn’t always win just because it shows itself.”

Kang-seok looks over a legal proposal for the high-profile divorce, in which the wife, his client agrees to pay half of her entire assets to her ex-husband. He makes a call to Ju-hee, the opposing counsel, to complain, but she says cheerfully that she thinks it’s perfectly reasonable.

At the firm, Yeon-woo bursts into Geun-shik’s office to confront him, only to discover that he’s crashed a meeting involving Ha-yeon and BewhY, the musician he met at the club last night. BewhY says he’s here because of Yeon-woo, but he calls Yeon-woo “fake lawyer.”

Geun-shik asks what he means by that, so Yeon-woo thinks fast. He says it’s because he’s a probationary associate, which gets him off the hook and dismissed from the room. He goes to the restroom to dunk his face in cold water, trying to ease his hangover.

He’s surprised by Ji-na, who informs him that this is actually the ladies’ room, hee. After hearing Yeon-woo’s recounting of last night, Ji-na asks why he didn’t just tell Geun-shik that he can’t drink. He tells her that Geun-shik learned about the drug lords chasing him to the roof yesterday, so he had to obey him.

He sighs that he’s more upset over breaking his promise to Kang-seok not to disappoint him by doing anything dumb. Ji-na urges him to tell Kang-seok why he went clubbing and let someone else do his work, asking if Yeon-woo isn’t going to defend himself just because his opponent is tough.

Later, Kang-seok gives Yeon-woo a contract to deliver to a client. He drives away, and Yeon-woo runs into BewhY again, who says that he actually came to sign a contract with him. Geun-shik said he has to sign with him because he’s Yeon-woo’s mentor, but BewhY didn’t feel comfortable, so he said he’d think about it.

Yeon-woo takes the contract to CEO Bae of Soonhan Corporation, the company that makes red pepper paste. She’s an older woman who seems more interested in talking about Yeon-woo’s name than legal matters. She notes that his name means “bright,” but tells him he’ll shine brighter after he’s married.

Kang-seok goes to see Ju-hee, who’s currently hundreds of feet in the air, rock climbing. She makes him climb up to her (in his suit!), before she agrees to talk about the divorce case. Ju-hee believes that her client, Director Nam, is refusing to grant the divorce because he wants to protect his family, but that he knows his hand will be forced in court, which is why she filed for the division of assets.

CEO Bae shows Yeon-woo her company’s three major products — soy sauce, soybean paste, and red pepper paste. She explains that they’re named after her three children, but that her children don’t value the hard work that normally goes into making these products because it’s so easy to make them in factories these days.

She notices that Yeon-woo is strangely quiet, so she asks if she’s boring him. He says politely that he’s still a probationary associate, but CEO Bae figures out that Kang-seok told him not to say anything, which opens the floodgates. Yeon-woo says reverently that he admires the fact that she’s got factories all over the world, which is something his own grandmother could only dream of.

He tells her how his grandmother raised him alone even though she was terrified, and that she’s sick in the hospital. He answers his phone when Kang-seok calls, who wants to know why he’s still there when he told him to give CEO Bae the contract and leave.

He asks to speak to CEO Bae, who says that actually, she likes Yeon-woo better than him, ha. When they hang up, CEO Bae chuckles that Kang-seok cares about Yeon-woo because he’s never sent anyone in his place before, comparing it to a woman taking care of her baby.

Kang-seok takes Ju-hee’s proposal to Ha-yeon, who scoffs at the exorbitant amount their side is demanding. But Kang-seok thinks that the money isn’t really what Director Nam wants, because he’s worked with him before and he never seemed greedy. He remembers working with Ju-hee years ago, when she’d been forced to let a perpetrator go even though they’d known he’d attack the victim again for revenge, but Ju-hee had said resolutely that the only way to put him in jail was to catch him in the act.

Now he tells Ha-yeon that she may be setting bait again, knowing that the airline stock was given to CEO Song illegally by her father decades ago. In order to keep half the stock from going to her soon-to-be ex-husband, she’ll have to claim it as property owned before marriage, which will reveal the illegal succession of assets.

Back at the firm, Da-ham stops Yeon-woo from entering Kang-seok’s office, but he goes in anyway to wait. When Kang-seok returns, Yeon-woo says he’s here to apologize for breaking his promise not to disappoint him, but that he had a valid reason.

He starts to explain that Geun-shik bullied him into passing off his work and going to that club by mentioning his past, but Kang-seok says that when someone pulls a knife on you, you either take the knife, pull a gun, or fight to the death. He tells Yeon-woo that he should be more grateful that he chose him.

Yeon-woo retorts that Kang-seok should provide a situation where he can show his talent and loyalty. He criticizes Kang-seok for not protecting him from Geun-shik, and he asks why he hasn’t been introduced to Ha-yeon after being here a week.

Kang-seok reminds Yeon-woo about the fake witness and the poorly written contract, but then he pauses in his tirade, reminded of Director Nam refusing to grant the divorce to protect his wife and children. He abruptly orders Yeon-woo to find any information he can about Director Nam and CEO Song’s relationship, and to write a play about how they met, fell in love, and why they would have to break up.

Kang-seok and Ha-yeon decide to get to the bottom of things, so they each visit one of the estranged spouses. CEO Song tells Ha-yeon that even if she’s investigated, she can’t give up her private stocks and put Seoju Airline in danger.

Ha-yeon warns CEO Song that if she’s hiding something, it could come out in court and hurt their case, forcing her to choose between the airline or her children. CEO Song blurts out that her father is having a difficult time with her siblings, who’re fighting be the successor to the airline — so if she has to choose, her choice is Seoju.

Meanwhile, Director Nam admits to Kang-seok that he wants CEO Song to confess that she inherited the airline stocks illegally. He doesn’t want his children to grow up as the heirs to Seoju Airline, so he decided to fight for custody.

Geun-shik approaches Yeon-woo again to tell him that even if he thinks he’s all that for being Kang-seok’s associate, he’ll never be as great as Geun-shik. He’s cranky because BewhY isn’t taking his calls and he thinks Yeon-woo said something to him.

Kang-seok takes a counter-offer to Ju-hee, which doesn’t include the Seoju Airline stocks. He informs Ju-hee that CEO Song has agreed to disclose her illegal inheritance, which is what Director Nam wants anyway.

We see a flashback to Kang-seok being questioned about freeing the attacker years ago. He’d admitted to willful negligence and offered himself for questioning as long as Ju-hee was left out of it, sacrificing himself for her.

Now he tells her that once they go to court, the truth won’t matter. She replies that she’s not so naïve as to care whether things are fair – she’s fighting this case because Director Nam still loves his wife. Kang-seok looks uncomfortable as she says that some people break up because they love each other, but that it doesn’t apply to them.

He says that she can hate him for what happened in the past, but that it’s childish to talk about love now. She smiles ruefully and agrees that it’s best if they don’t see each other again after this trial.

Yeon-woo proudly presents Kang-seok with his “play,” promising that he wrote this one himself. They’re intercepted by Ha-yeon, who has the contract that CEO Bae sent back unsigned, unhappy that she’s not only decided not to open a new factory, but that she’s retiring.

Kang-seok wonders why, and the camera pans to a sheepish Yeon-woo as Ha-yeon orders Kang-seok to stop her from retiring. She asks if he convinced Ju-hee to accept their offer, and at his guilty expression, she just sighs and walks away.

He makes Yeon-woo go with him to talk to CEO Bae, complaining when he stops to lock up his bike and talks about it like it’s a person. Kang-seok explains to CEO Bae that signing the contract means a large monetary deposit for her, and the same amount yearly for trademark rights.

She asks Yeon-woo what he thinks, but with Kang-seok glaring at him, he just mumbles that he doesn’t know. CEO Bae threatens to kick them out if Yeon-woo isn’t allowed to speak his mind, but promises that if he expresses his honest thoughts, she’ll think it over.

With Kang-seok’s permission, Yeon-woo says that signing the contract means a lot more work for her. Kang-seok mutters that all she’ll have to do is teach the factory system, but Yeon-woo says that that’s what she’s upset about — she thinks of her sauces like children, so she wants to keep them close.

He tells Kang-seok that CEO Bae started the business to care for her children, but it got bigger than she expected, and now she never sees her children or grandchildren because they’re so busy. To her, he explains, the contract means a lot of travel, and teaching foreigners about the true meaning of her sauces.

CEO Bae beams at him, and she tells Kang-seok that branching out used to be exciting, but now she’s old and wants to spend time with her family. Even Yeon-woo says that she doesn’t need to go so far as to retire, but CEO Bae argues that it was Kang-seok who gave her the legal right to make that decision. HAHA, Yeon-woo tries so hard to keep a straight face.

Still, Kang-seok blames Yeon-woo and asks if he has a solution. He notices that CEO Bae talks about her sauces like Yeon-woo talks about his bike, as if they’re people. Yeon-woo tries to reason out the situation like Kang-seok, but fails miserably, and Kang-seok is all Don’t impersonate me if you can’t do it properly, hee.

Kang-seok is astonished that Yeon-woo actually wrote CEO Song and Director Nam’s relationship as a play (working title: “Goddess of the Sky Marries a Man”). Yeon-woo says that the difference between a man and a god is immortality. When they get married, the god faces losing her lover and ending up alone, so their love backfires and becomes either a punishment or a curse.

Remembering Ju-hee saying that Director Nam still loves CEO Song, and that some people break up because they love each other, Kang-seok asks if the divorce trial is just a show. Yeon-woo suddenly orders the driver to stop the car, and he jumps out after telling Kang-seok to call CEO Bae and her entire family.

Kang-seok arrives at the courthouse just minutes before the divorce trial is to start. He says he just found out the truth that Ju-hee doesn’t know, but she says it’s too late to negotiate, so he leads everyone into the courtroom.

Ju-hee says in court that CEO Song can’t legally file for divorce, as she’s the one who caused the marriage breakdown. She blames CEO Song for her inability to both run the airline company and be a wife and mother, and paints Director Nam as a man who works hard to keep his family together.

Kang-seok argues that this case isn’t about who’s at fault for the divorce, but about the truth: love. He reveals that this was originally a contract marriage to facilitate CEO Song’s inheritance of the airline, so if Director Nam truly wanted to keep his family together, then he shouldn’t have fallen in love and broken the contract.

Luckily for Ju-hee, they weren’t really in front of the judges — Kang-seok was telling them what he intends to say. Ju-hee tries to advise Director Nam not to listen because they can explain in court, but Kang-seok reminds her that court isn’t where you explain yourself, but where the final decisions are made.

He tells Director Nam that he understands his wanting to protect his wife and children from the war zone over succession that the airline is about to become. But he adds that CEO Song is trying to set him free in order to protect him, because she’s also in love with him.

CEO Song tells Kang-seok shakily that he’s cruel, but he says that this was the only way to avoid this going to trial. She starts to leave (pulling out a cane, which explains why she’s always wearing sunglasses — she’s blind), but Director Nam stops her. She begs him to understand, but he follows her anyway, unwilling to give up now that he knows she loves him.

On their way out, Ha-yeon notes that Kang-seok can see everything except himself, while CEO Song could see herself clearly despite being blind. She asks if he’s handled CEO Bae, and Kang-seok says that he’s sure the truth is being revealed there, too.

The entire family gathers at CEO Bae’s home, and Yeon-woo apologizes if he caused a misunderstanding by making CEO Bae envy his relationship with his grandmother. He says that it’s not all good, and that recently he made a huge mistake with his grandmother’s hospital bills.

He brings up all the crocks that still need to be completed and says that CEO Bae still needs to teach her grandchildren how to raise them. Just then, two children break a crock lid, and CEO Bae runs over to scold them harshly. Her daughter says she should be more concerned for her grandchildren than the soy sauce, but CEO Bae yells that to her, the crock is like a child that’s been with her for decades.

She says that she was planning to retire, but seeing that her children still don’t value her life’s work, she’s not willing to hand the company over to them. She orders Yeon-woo to proceed with the U.S. factory, and to convert her children’s payroll into salaries.

Yeon-woo reports back to Kang-seok, explaining that the broken crock lid happened at the perfect time to show CEO Bae that her children only care about inheriting the company, not the product. Kang-seok asks if he planned it, but Yeon-woo is all innocence, though he admits that kids can be pretty clumsy, heh.

He asks how the divorce trial went, but all Kang-seok says is that he won. Yeon-woo notes that he doesn’t seem that happy about it, and Kang-seok admits that it wasn’t a fun process.

Ha-yeon calls them both to her office, where she’s waiting with BewhY. Yeon-woo fairly swaggers over to greet BewhY as Ha-yeon tells Kang-seok that he brought him to the firm, and that he will be Kang-seok’s client while Yeon-woo is in training. Ha-yeon expresses admiration for Yeon-woo, who “broke out of his shell” so quickly, and Kang-seok actually gives Yeon-woo a proud little smile.

In his office later, Kang-seok grumbles that Yeon-woo (who’s still smirking) needs to learn modesty, only for Yeon-woo to quip back, “That’s something I can’t learn from you.” Kang-seok calls him cheeky, and Yeon-woo asks if he can’t handle it, making them both laugh.

Kang-seok hands him a playing card, which Yeon-woo takes proudly until he sees that it’s just the two of clubs. Kang-seok tells him not to get too arrogant and asks if Yeon-woo still needs help managing Geun-shik, but Yeon-woo says he’s got this one.

He finds Geun-shik in his office, eating a sad dinner of rice and whining to his goldfish. Yeon-woo greets the goldfish first, then informs Geun-shik that he refuses to be threatened by him. Geun-shik growls that he could get buried alive, but Yeon-woo says that he’s not interested in that, or success.

When Geun-shik mentions that he has no qualifications, Yeon-woo looks nervous for just a moment before saying that he was formally interviewed and hired, so what Geun-shik actually objects to is Kang-seok’s judgment. Geun-shik chuckles that he can do whatever he wants.

Yeon-woo notes that Geun-shik likes talking about pasts and qualifications, and he brings up a video on his phone. On it, Geun-shik is passed out on the floor of the club the other night, sucking his thumb, PFFT. Yeon-woo asks if Geun-shik is interested in discussing his future, since Kang-seok said that there’s a grave waiting for him, too.

When Kang-seok leaves that evening, Da-ham guesses he’s going to see Ju-hee and wishes him a dull night, hee. Yeon-woo goes to Ji-na’s office, and when she’s not there, he starts to call her, but decides against it.

He’s unaware that she’s actually gone looking for him at his desk, and she’s gone when he gets back. Hee texts her, asking if he can thank her now, meaning take her to dinner. She circles back and finds him there, and they smile shyly at each other.

At dinner, Ji-na stops Yeon-woo from drinking after having imbibed so much just recently. She says that this dinner is to thank her, and they can drink next time.

Kang-seok and Ju-hee also have dinner, and she gives him permission to brag over his win. She says that she would have found anyone else charming in court today, but she knows Kang-seok too well for that. He agrees sadly that to her, he’s a terrible memory. Ju-hee says that all he did was stand by his principles, but it was all her fault.

In another flashback, we see Kang-seok testifying that everything Ju-hee did, she did on his orders. He’d offered to resign, but the committee said that he couldn’t protect Ju-hee. They’d offered to go easy on her if he ended things, but before he’d said a word, she’d broken up with him.

At the end of the evening, Ju-hee admits that it was good seeing him again. She says that no matter how she felt about him before, she’s glad she got to fight passionately and love him again. He asks, “Love?” and she says that it’s all they can feel now, being on opposite sides before giving him a single, sorrowful kiss.

Yeon-woo teases Ji-na that he told Kang-seok about her saying he’s more disappointing than Yeon-woo, just to see her freak out. She’s been drinking, and she admits that she’s scared of Kang-seok, but that she said that because she felt sorry for Yeon-woo. He looks satisfied and says it feels good to have someone worry about him, and that he’s fine with it if pity is how she shows her interest in him.

She lets that slide, and tells him that she has a phobia of tests, which give her headaches and nausea. She says that she wanted to be a lawyer but both times she tried to take the bar exam, she fled the room. Yeon-woo looks nervous and stammers, but Ji-na changes the subject, asking about his broken watch.

Yeon-woo tells her that it belonged to his father, and that it stopped when his parents passed away. He says that he feels like he and the watch are both broken, but Ji-na says he can always get them both fixed.

After Kang-seok and Ju-hee end up in bed together, he invites her to stay the night. She chooses that moment to tell him that she’s getting married, but she says he should be glad that she won’t try to hold him down.

She confesses that she took the case in order to see him one last time, and he asks what she’ll do if he tries to hold onto her. Ju-hee says she doesn’t want to stay with him, though she admits that both options are painful. She wishes him farewell, and leaves.

Yeon-woo starts to tell Ji-na something serious, but his phone rings with a call from the police. He heads to the hospital to find Se-hee, Chul-soon’s girlfriend, in the ER after taking sleeping pills.

She looks like she’s been hit by someone, and the police tell Yeon-woo that neighbors report hearing a fight. They called Yeon-woo because of the number of times his number showed up on Se-hee’s phone, and ask if he’s her boyfriend.

Kang-seok heads back to the firm at Ha-yeon’s summons, where he sees her hugging a man in her office. He doesn’t see the man’s face, but he seems to know who it is.

COMMENTS

First of all, I was a bit worried when Park Hyung-shik and Go Sung-hee didn’t have much chemistry at the beginning, but this episode dispelled that fear. They are adorable together, especially in this early stage of starting to like each other, and thinking the other likes them, but not being entirely sure. Their shy grins when they realized they’d just been missing each other were pure sunshine. I particularly love how Yeon-woo relaxes around Ji-na — he’d seemed to be carrying a torch for Se-hee, but he was always so nervous and tense around his friend’s girlfriend. He’s a lot more comfortable when he’s with Ji-na, which is a very good thing.

I’m glad that we got to see a little bit of Kang-seok’s past, which helps explain why he is the way he is now. The one time he let himself care about an associate, he got emotionally involved, allowed her to put a client in danger, and ended up taking the blame only for her to leave him. I see now why he chose Yeon-woo — something about his idealism probably reminded Kang-seok of Ju-hee. But at the same time, he’s resisting the temptation to actually care about Yeon-woo, and he keeps warning him not to do anything stupid (like Ju-hee once did). Of course, he’s losing that battle with himself, because how could he not care about a kid like Yeon-woo, who’s brilliant but hasn’t had an opportunity to prove himself, and who makes up in earnestness what he lacks in experience.

It seems that it’s not just Yeon-woo who has a past regret he’d like to fix — I can see that Kang-seok is trying to make better choices with Yeon-woo than he did with Ju-hee. He lost Ju-hee, both as a lawyer and as his love, because he let himself get emotionally entangled he was professionally involved with. He’s probably, subconsciously, at least, trying to guide Yeon-woo to be the lawyer he had always hoped Ju-hee would be, this time by keeping aloof and strictly professional. But we can all see (heck, even the clients can see) that’s already backfiring on him, because he does care.

Speaking of which, I’m finding Yeon-woo’s earnest effect on the firm’s clients pretty entertaining. Every time he opens his mouth, he convinces someone to do what’s best for their life, which is great — except that it negatively effects the firm. He and BewhY had a blast together, which led to BewhY deciding not to sign a contract with Geun-shik because he could see what a jerk he is. And a simple conversation about Yeon-woo’s grandmother convinced one of the firm’s most lucrative clients to retire. It’s funny because in every case, Yeon-woo thinks he’s just having a nice conversation and expressing his admiration for the person and their success, but it keeps backfiring on him with his superiors, lol. The poor guy is only trying to be friendly, but it’s the very reason Kang-seok keeps telling him to just do his job and keep his mouth shut. Thanks goodness it keeps working out in Yeon-woo’s favor in the end.

Still, I can’t help but think that there’s got to be a middle ground, where Yeon-woo can make those personal connections yet not torpedo his own career in the process. It’s not like Kang-seok’s solution of being all business all the time works perfectly, because yes, he’s a very successful attorney,but he has no real friends or family that we know of, let alone a relationship with a woman. But Yeon-woo seems to be pretty good at reading and understanding people, and his lack of legal training has kept him from being taught to consider the bottom line above the people involved. I liked how he used Kang-seok’s approach to convince CEO Bae not to give up her company out of sentimentality, and I’m hoping that he continues learning the legal system from Kang-seok without letting Kang-seok teach him how to stop caring that his clients are real people. And I certainly hope that the divorce case showed Kang-seok that he has something to learn from Yeon-woo about how to win without forgetting about the people at the heart of it all.

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Hallo... is anyone know what the title english song in episode 3 and 4 ? Please tell me

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I'm guessing the song has not been released yet. It can drive you crazy—dramas might play songs for multiple episodes before they even tell you sings it!

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Same. I wanna know the title of the song too do I can research it. Please comment below if you know. It's the song played during Yeonwoo and Jina's scene in this epsiode. I like the song.

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I can't figure it out either. Tried googling the lyrics but nothing comes up. It sounds a little like Eric Nam to me. Could it be an original song?

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The one thing Yeon-Woo can not learn from Kang-Seok is humbleness LOL but also truee.
I love @lollypip's explanation that "It’s funny because in every case, Yeon-woo thinks he’s just having a nice conversation and expressing his admiration for the person and their success, but it keeps backfiring on him with his superiors, lol."
BEcause it's so true hahaha. Poor dude can't even talk without having people walking away from the convo with whole new ideas.

I really liked the character of CEO Song. She seemed so elegant and put together. And of course, I also liked the fact that her storyline allowed us to see the more human side of Kang-Seok. (BTW is it just me or is anyone else shipping Kang-Seok and Da-Ham??)

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Me........
I'm kind of shipping Kang-Seok and Da-Ham though i couldn't mind if their relation remained like this only

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Me too. I just need them together as friends if it doesn't happen romantically

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I think Daham likes Kangseok. Maybe since a long time ago even when he was still with Juhee. This is a Kdrama so they for sure will end up together even if it's a sideline story. The leads needs a pair.

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Thanks so much @LollyPip @lollypip

I found it a great episode. I like this show that is slicker and somehow cooler than some other dramas, but without losing the warmth in interactions and the camaraderie between characters.

I like that Yeon Woo is likable from the start and that we are slowly getting a chance to know Kang Seok better. It's so important to be able to like and root for once's main lead!!!

The character of Ju Hee, on the other hand, is difficult to like, because of what appears to be her callous attitude towards Kang Seok and cheating behavior towards the unknown person she claims to marrying. Making him climb up to her, in his suit), as a condition to talk is also a bit much and I was surprised that Kang Seok gave in.

I'll be watching to see what happens next, especially how mentor and men-tee rub off well against each other and grow as a result. 😃

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Well Juhee's character is just a cameo anyway. It's only for Ep. 3 & 4. Just like BeWhy is also a cameo for Ep. 3 & 4. Same how Yikyung was only cameo on Ep. 1 & 2. I bet many actors and actresses will cameo on the drama per cases.

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Thanks for the info. That's a relief actually!! 😉

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That's exactly what I was thinking! KS is much better off without her...

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Great episode. I really liked Yeon-woo's interactions with CEO Bae. We really learn a lot about his character from this. I also loved how Yeon-woo managed to snag BewhY as a client for him and Kang-seok. Yeon-woo and BewhY being all buddy buddy is the cutest.

I'm glad that we got to see Yeon-woo and Kang-seok become closer in these 2 episodes. Yeon-woo is starting to get mouthy LOL. But I see that they are beginning to learn a lot from each other. Kang-seok always wins because it benefits one of the things he cares about the most--himself and his reputation (and of course the firm, all of which are intertwined concepts). But Yeon-woo is teaching him to consider more than that. On the flip side Yeon-woo's care for people sometimes gets him in trouble business-wise. So it's nice to see how the two balance each other out, yet are very similar in their drive and intelligence.

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I'm looking forward to seeing their bromance deepen. I chuckled when Kang-seok told Da-ham in Ep. 1: Find someone just like me but different at the same time.

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I hope BewhY will have a case come up later. You're right, he and Yeonwoo are adorable together.

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They must of had a ball doing the scene in the club where they performed on stage together.
I am impressed @lollypip. You (I assume) grabbed that image (2nd to last above) that shows BewhY flicking something off Yeon-woo's shoulder. That was a like a second of air time. I actually replayed that scene to see if that is what I saw. I have to think that that was unscripted. Maybe not.

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It is very rare for me to watch dramas that have just started but well I'm watching this and I hope I won't be disappointed.

I could love having Yeon-Woo's ability to remember everything. Poor him......having a simple conversation even backfires.

Geun-shik........he is funny

And I dislike Ju-Hee's character atleast until something else is revealed.

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Hyung-sik still looks daebak and he is the reason I'm here. but I think a bit longer hair makes him look the best. I was a totally gone case in Strong woman Do Bong-soon, squealing all the while.

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Totally agree about the hair! I wish HS's hair was just a taaaad longer...maybe after some character development? Pretty please?

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I want at least a 70% memory recall ability LOL! I would love to have recall of everything I ever read. I think I'm managing with just 40% now!!! Sigh. 😏

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Forty?? I'm lucky that I'm getting by with about 21%, I think. But my smartphone makes up for the deficit. If I lose my phone, though, I'm sunk.

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Yes, I have 2 children and I think I gave them equal parts of my brain when they were born. I have maybe 30% left.
(think of the mad scientist character in the Nightmare Before Christmas...)
I'm just thankful that what I have left still works. *sigh*

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LOL! I can no longer multi-task. But I put that down more to age than the kids. I have 3, so if I gave 30% away to each, I've only 10% left!!! 😆

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So that's why I have a memory of a golden fish!! I have 4 kids... 😂😂

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Oh lucky you! I can barely remember what I eat in the morning let alone anything else. Thank goodness I don't forget what I need at work.
this morning I was trying to describe these two young sheep that I saw in a flock and for the life of me I couldn't think of anything but bunnies! And I KNOW they weren't bunnies. Eventually I remembered lambs - but still it's scary how much I forget these days.
So maybe 20%?

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Something funny ... I know the name, Park Hyung Shik, and I watched Park Hyung Shik in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, She Was Pretty ... etc. And yet, it's a testament to how good he is in this show, that I was convinced that this was another Park Hyung Shik. Just a guy with the same name but with a totally different vibe and looking quite different. I had to check that it was really the one and only Park Hyung Shik. I even compared photos of him from the different shows and he looks different in the stills!!! Wow! That really says something about his inhabiting of the character of Yeon Woo.

The funny part is that I can't believe that I couldn't believe that it was the same actor! LOLOL! 😝

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I just started watching this and am most impressed by PHS who has a totally different persona from his swoony CEO character in SWDBS.

Here, I guess he deliberately looks less handsome or dashing which adds much to the self doubting and anxious YW. Great to see his efforts going into this character.

Having not watched the original American version is a benefit to enjoy this sleek production on its own. So far so good.

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I agree. With the short hair cut, there's so traces of chaebol Ahn MIn Hyuk, kingly Sammaekjong to be seen in Go Yeon-woo!

I'm proud to see Hyungsik advancing with his acting :)

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*no traces

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I was looking for the Ahn Minhyuk i loved, but it is true, he cannot be found at all.

Guess i have no choice but to love Go Yeon-woo instead.

Kudos to PHS!

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Yeah there are no traces of Ahn Min-hyuk or Kim Ji-dwi

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Hi @blubluskye. Whoever came up with Yeon-woo's haircut was spot on.
For me it gives him a bit of the look of the "lad" as the Brits would say. He is supposed to be a struggling young guy.
I remember in the past his pal Park Seo-joon kidded PHS (I guess because of his somewhat well-to-do family background) that the only roles he took were Kings and CEOs.
I think it is great that he got this role being cast against type if you will. For now his natural charm has been held somewhat in check but it will show itself more and more as the series contunues.

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Hi there @bong-soo ! You're right, he was prejudiced (although mostly teased by Seo-joon hyung) to only play kingly / chaebol roles. Maybe he was lesser known then, but he had played a struggling son / sibling in What Happens to My Family (and he was so naturally convincing there).

Now that he's more popular, I can see him transitioning into a bona fide actor. I really admired him for taking the risk with this role. There seems to be no way for him other than up!

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I love it. So far full credit to PHS for embracing this role.
We are only four episodes in but he is terrific as Yeon-woo.

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Does anyone know the title of the bass guitar instrumental song that plays at the beginning and end of every episode ?? If yes, please help a fellow Beanie out, much appreciated!!!! 😊😊😊

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Usually the instrumental OST for K-dramas will be released after it the run is over, while songs will be released on a weekly basis.

But the instrumental songs here sounds a little similar to or was probably inspired by the original series, so you may want to check out this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Wx4Iy7rQs

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Thank you!!!

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I don't know if it's right or wrong but honestly one of the solution I thought to lock the perpetrator in jail was to release him too and caught him in the act. Same as Juhee's tactic. I was surprise too that it was her tactic as well. I mean if there is no evidence at all and what we have is just pure accusations from the victim, chances are the criminal will just be freed if they go through trial. He will just be judged as 'not guilty' because of lack of evidence. And I can't have that so I would rather risk it and have him attack again and caught him in the act so we have strong evidence and finally lock him up in jail like he deserved. I know the method might be wrong but it's what I first thought too.

Does this mean I would be a good lawyer? Because I plan to study law after I graduate w/ my first course.

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Sorry typo. I meant 'Does this mean I would *NOT be a good lawyer'. LOL Because I thought of such an action to win a case and put the criminal of jail?!

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It definitely isnt the most ethical thing to do as a prosecutor (which is what juhee was when she pulled this). As a lawyer it's probably not a bad thing if you can at least predict these tactics so you can properly defend your client (be it the criminal or the victim).

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Good luck with your future studies.
The flashback appears to show disciplinary hearings for Kang-seok and Ju-hee when they were both Prosecutors. I don't think we know the whole story of what happened when the bad guy was released. Ju-hee said he was released because of orders from higher up. Something definitely went wrong.

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Again, time went by so quickly this episode.

I loved how cheeky Yeon-woo was to Chae Byun when he showed him the video of a very drunk attorney sucking his thumb. I think it was Yeon-woo who wanted to talk about "his murky future" and even took the chance to address Chae Byun as a "punk" but he quickly turned it around by adding "Attorney Choi told me to tell you that". Ha... So cute and witty.

And, the look on Kang-seok's face when CEO Bae said "You gave me the final decision rights, remember?" -- it already had me in stitches, but Yeon-woo looking away with that straight face just broke me. Their bromance is too cute.

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Thanks for the recap @lollypip. This is such a sleek and stylish show. PHS is amazing, giving a nuanced performance.

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If the show continues at this pace it's going to be amazing but I'm curious as to how they will handle the angst that's sure to come. Suits the American series is already in season 7 with Mike in jail and we saw from the short preview at the beginning that Yeon Woo will be in jail. That's a lot to pack into 16 episodes. But all in all, a beautiful clean drama. Also, I'm secretly shipping Da Ham and Kang Seok😉. I hope writer-nim makes it happen.

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I have never watched any of the original Suits and every now and then I wonder if I should to see how this compares.
Nah.
I'll take Yeon Woo any day...

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Lolz. Although the original Suits is great I love K-drama more so I'll pick PHS any day. Also when it comes to comparing both I think you can only do that in terms of the broad story. Kdrama brings something different to the table with the way the characters interact with each other.

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Exactly! The original was a bit quippier and a bit more comedy than K-drama version, but K dramas have a better human touch/ better character development. Both are well-made and sleek though!

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It's a pretty safe bet that kids will always break something, given the chance. Good thinking, Yeonwoo.

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Fix, I will marathon this in the end of this week.
Still, I keep thinking that this remake would be done better in cable TV.

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Great episode! Glad that the teasing/banter between Yeon-woo and Kang-seok is here! I loved that in the original and just happy to finally see it here!

I'm still not sure about the girl that plays Rachel but this is my first drama with her so we'll see.

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This is not the type of show I usually watch, but I checked because of Park Hyung Shik and Jang Dong Gun. I do sometimes have problems with following the cases and the witty dialogues (it seems that having kids causes some substantial brain cells reduction, as posted earlier 😂 ) thus I'm grateful for the recaps to fill the pieces I missed (or confirming my impressions). As someone already mentioned, episodes 3 and 4 really flew and I was surprised that they ended already. Though I think it is mainly Park Hyung Shik who keeps me watching 😁 ... and his vulnerable Yeon Woo (loved him with both grandmothers). And as LollyPip I also hope he keeps his empathy and connection with people till the end.

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Where is everyone watching Suits? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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I've been watching it on Drama Cool and its been working really well for me :D

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Thanks for your recap, LollyPip.

You know you're low man on the totem pole when an underling greets your goldfish first. Har!

At the rate Lord Goldfish is whining at the poor creature, it will probably try to commit suicide by jumping out of its bowl. But since it's got goldfish memory, it's probably safe. ;-)

As I suspected, Kang-seok did take the fall for Ju-hee. (LOL at her making him do the rock climbing trip to discuss the case with her. And he just went ahead and climbed up in his suit. That was surreal enough to be out of ALLY MCBEAL.) I didn't foresee the degree to which that relationship went sideways, or the impact on his career. I can see how it colors his relationship with Yeon-woo.

I think LollyPip is right about the mentor wanting his protege to really make the grade. But I'm still wondering why he's giving him 6 months before taking the bar exam. Is it because he wants Yeon-woo to be able to come charging out of the starting gate full-tilt as soon as he passes the bar because he's already been brought up to speed on procedures and wised up for half a year?

I like how Ji-na is shaping up as a character, and her developing relationship with Yeon-woo. His reaction when she said she bombs out on test-taking was great. I wonder if there's some way he can help her desensitize herself to the process. Or is this somehow going to lead him to his downfall?

More Da-ham, please! She's a pistol, and reminds me of crackerjack secretaries I've worked with.

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Park Hyung Jik is a revealation, versatile! lot of potential, aside from good looks! waiting for more of him next....bravo PHJ..

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Anyone knows what's the song thats playing in the cafe when Yeonwoo was drinking /kbbq with the colleague? Cannot fully grasp the lyrics thus no home in finding it. :/

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