Search Query: WWW: Episode 11
It feels like everything moves at the speed of light in this show — just as one issue is handled and put to bed, another pops up and threatens to make the ladies in charge work that much harder. It doesn’t help that they’re still at each other’s throats most of the time, but things are about to change. A case of being in the wrong place at the right time shows one of the women that something she’s always believed and trusted may have been a lie all along.
EPISODE 11 RECAP
When the weekend rolls around, Ta-mi is annoyed that Mo-gun still plans to go to his school reunion. She spots Da-in walking down the street and stops, and Da-in whispers excitedly that she’s on her way to see her first love. Ta-mi offers her a ride, and on the way, Da-in says that she hasn’t seen this guy in ten years — oh no, I see where this is going.
Ta-mi lends Da-in her earrings and jokes that she’s so pretty, she might start liking women, ha. Da-in’s eyes light up when she spots her first love heading into the restaurant, and she practically skips as she follows him. Sure enough, there’s Mo-gun sitting with the group, and he seems a little awkward when he sees her.
Ta-mi goes grocery shopping, where she sees Dong-joo, Joon-soo’s now-ex girlfriend, filming herself trying out samples for her mukbang. Dong-joo notices Ta-mi trying to ignore her and goes over to ask when she plans to break up with Mo-gun, and Ta-mi sighs, “Maybe today…” Ha!
Dong-joo tells Ta-mi in one of her backhanded compliments that she admires her, because she wants to date younger guys when she’s old, too. She says that Ta-mi could get an even younger guy than Mo-gun so she should break up with him, and when Ta-mi gets a well-timed call from the man in question, she waggles her phone in Dong-joo’s face triumphantly.
He says he wants to see her after his reunion, but Ta-mi says she’s got plans. As he’s leaving the restaurant, Da-in stops Mo-gun to ask how it was in Australia, since she hasn’t seen him since before he left. She asks to exchange numbers and keep in touch, so he gives her his business card.
Ta-mi goes to Barro, where employees are lining up in the lobby to sign a petition opposing Brian’s resignation. The interim CEO, who goes by Kevin, makes a sour face when he sees the petitioners. Later, when Ta-mi is making a presentation to the marketing team regarding the new main page layout, Kevin argues with her decision to remove a few seldom-used links from the page.
He talks down to her as if her suggestions are stupid, and it’s a miracle that Ta-mi manages to stay cool and professional. She asks respectfully if Kevin has any different ideas, but he says condescendingly to go ahead with her plans.
After the meeting, Ta-mi invites Kevin to attend the TF team’s meetings, since the new main page goes live in two weeks and having these extra meetings wastes time. He sneers that he’s not Brian and prefers doing things his own way.
Ga-kyung receives another package of photos, this time of herself and Jin-woo in the apartment he’s letting her use. She catches the courier still in the elevator and demands to know who sent him.
Joon-soo, department manager of Barro’s gaming department, loves the music to their newest game so much he twirls around giddily — until he learns that Mo-gun composed it. The rest of his team say they really like Mo-gun and want to sign a contract with him, but they forget all about Mo-gun when they see the news that their link on Barro’s main page is going to be removed, along with the Books and My Homepage links.
The TF team are happily going about their work when they’re mobbed by the employees from all three teams whose links are being cut. Ta-mi explains that this change is for Barro’s benefit, and the TF team wisely keeps quiet as the three department managers argue about which department brings in the least traffic and income.
Ga-kyung confronts the man who’s been sending her the blackmail pictures, and he says that Jin-woo has been visiting that apartment a lot lately, though they haven’t been able to get a good shot of the woman. Ga-kyung tells him to take one right now, and the man looks at the photos again and realizes that he’s made a huge mistake.
She pays him to tell her who ordered him to do this, and we see that it was Jin-woo. He’d discovered that the man was taking photos of him with other women to blackmail him, and had offered him twice his blackmail demand to continue to take pictures and send them to Ga-kyung.
The next day, Mo-gun has a cookout with his coworkers. He takes a lot of pictures, and when one friend looks through them later, he finds a photo of Ta-mi and asks about her. They wonder when he’s had time to date, but he just says that being busy is no excuse not to. Mo-gun tells them that he accepted an offer from Barro, which they’ll start working on right away.
During Ta-mi’s piano lesson, Da-in asks Ta-mi nervously if she should text her crush, and Ta-mi says she has to or nothing will happen. Da-in confesses that after the reunion, she even imagined getting married and having a kid. Da-in admits that she lost one of the earrings Ta-mi lent her, and though Ta-mi isn’t happy, she doesn’t get angry, either.
On the drama set, the lead actor loudly objects to rehearsing a scene with Ji-hwan as if it’s beneath him, but Ji-hwan lets the insult roll over him. Hyun would love to go kick that snobby actor’s ass, but Ji-hwan ushers her away from the set. He explains that the lead actor is just unhappy that Ji-hwan has more lines with his new role and is getting more attention.
Hyun offers to help Ji-hwan run lines, and the scene requires Ji-hwan’s bad-twin character to get angry and threaten the lead. Hearing him sounding so mean startles Hyun, and when Ji-hwan sees her face, he quickly hugs her and apologizes. The hug startles her even more, but she says that her surprise is just because he’s so good.
To make her feel better, Ji-hwan recites one of his nice-twin lines, a confession which ends with, “I think I like you.” That totally sends Hyun’s emotions into a tailspin, so she reminds him that she’s his fan, and that he shouldn’t do things like this or a fan could get confused. Ji-hwan says softly that he’s not sure who’s the one getting confused.
Ga-kyung receives a text from Chairwoman Jang telling her to come to lunch and implying that it’s to discuss the divorce, but when she arrives, she finds herself eating with several of Chairwoman Jang’s politician friends. Chairwoman Jang sings Ga-kyung’s praises, mentioning several times that eventually she’ll be CEO of Unicon, heavily implying that she’ll be positioned to do them favors.
Ga-kyung silently endures the meal then tries to leave, but Chairwoman Jang says she may as well give in. Ga-kyung refuses and says that the next CEO of Unicon isn’t up to Chairwoman Jang anyway. Chairwoman Jang claims she can manipulate the board of directors, but Ga-kyung says that the U.S. headquarters won’t be so easy.
She says that the only negotiation she’s interested in is hearing what Chairwoman Jang is willing to do in return for her destroying the evidence she has regarding Chairwoman Jang’s tampering. Giving a nasty laugh, Chairwoman Jang says that she won’t negotiate, and that now Ga-kyung will see the extent of the power she wields.
When Mo-gun starts his new game project, his presence at Barro creates a minor stir among the female employees. Jealous, Joon-soo tells Mo-gun to pay more attention to his music than his looks, since his looks won’t last forever. He mutters that he was pretty when he was young, too, and Mo-gun says in banmal, “You’re still pretty,” flustering Joon-soo for a second before he realizes he’s being made fun of, hee.
Mo-gun texts Ta-mi to meet up with him when he’s finished with his meeting. He runs into Hyun and asks her not to mention his Barro project to Ta-mi yet. Hyun tells him that Ta-mi hates that he went to his co-ed reunion, leaving Mo-gun feeling annoyed.
He squints at Ta-mi when she joins him and accuses her of being jealous. He says he’s angry because she showed her jealousy to someone else but not him, then orders her to show him what it looks like. Ta-mi says he’s being really weird, but he insists, then switches to sulking when she won’t do it. He leaves Ta-mi sitting there wondering what just happened.
Ta-mi confronts Hyun about telling Mo-gun she was jealous, and Hyun keeps Mo-gun’s secret about his Barro contract. Ta-mi asks what exactly she said about Mo-gun going to his reunion, and Hyun even coaches her on her facial expression at the time.
Ga-kyung drives past a coffee shop where Hyun is working, which reminds her of their school days. Once a girl had dropped an art project and Ga-kyung had accidentally stepped on it, and Hyun had come to defend Ga-kyung when the other girl yelled at her. Adult Ga-kyung smiles at Hyun and murmurs that it was nice seeing her.
In-kyung gets a call from Chairwoman Jang, and when they meet, Chairwoman Jang says that she wants In-kyung to hold Ga-kyung down. She explains that she’s not going to give Ga-kyung the divorce she wants, and tells In-kyung that if Ga-kyung stays married to Jin-woo, she’s going to make her CEO of Unicon. She warns In-kyung if Ga-kyung does get divorced, she’ll be scared of losing power when she loses KU Group’s support, and she’ll become CEO on her own.
Ta-mi has plans for the TF team to conduct interviews with other departments and come to an agreement regarding how best to showcase Barro through the main page. She sends Hyun to talk to Branding, where she ends up in an argument over which nearly identical shade of orange is perfect and which is the actual worst.
Bong-ki and Jenny talk to News, but the news director seems to think that the only important news worth reporting is the baseball scores. Ah-ra and Alex are sent to Advertising, whose director is furious at the very slight changes they want to make to the ad banner locations.
Ta-mi goes herself to talk with Kevin, who’s completely opposed to Ta-mi’s plan to highlight their Donations tab and make it more known that Barro gives back to society. He believes the main page should be dedicated to making money for Barro, and Ta-mi suddenly realizes that Kevin wants to increase Barro’s income to prove he’s a better CEO than Brian.
She says it won’t be easy when so many employees love Brian and want him back, and because Barro was heading in a positive direction under Brian’s leadership. But Kevin stands his ground and refuses Ta-mi’s request.
Ga-kyung finds herself in a disciplinary hearing, facing accusations of holding a press conference without permission and revealing trade secrets to the public. She’s informed that her misconduct is enough to justify firing her, but she’s only placed on a two-month suspension since her actions ultimately benefited Unicon.
She goes home and finds Jin-woo looking sheepish as he confesses that she caught him making dinner. She was unaware that he can cook, and he explains that he learned when he was in film school. Ga-kyung tells him that she probably needs a part-time job until she’s allowed to go back to Unicon.
She also says that she received pictures of the two of them and that she knows he had them sent. She thanks him for worrying about her but says that seeing the photos hurt, because they make her feel alone. Jin-woo apologizes for not being decent to her for the last ten years, but he promises to make up for it by granting her a divorce.
He even bought her flowers, as today is probably their last wedding anniversary. Ga-kyung asks why he got so many, and when he says that it’s to make them difficult to throw out, she almost looks amused.
Mo-gun goes to see his birth mother, a professor who he seems to have a relatively friendly relationship with. He gives her some money, saying that his business is doing well, then she turns around and gives him money, calling it an allowance. She steps away, and when her phone rings, Mo-gun sees that the caller is saved as “Son.”
He looks sad as he leaves, but a call from Ta-mi cheers him up. He goes to see her, and she greets him with a stern expression and an angry lecture for going to his coed reunion and making her jealous. When she’s done, Mo-gun doesn’t react, so she offers to try again, lol.
Mo-gun hugs her and asks to stay the night, but Ta-mi decides that she’s still mad and tells him to go home. He backhugs her (man, he’s huge), but she insists that she’s not going to change her mind. A few minutes later they’re cuddled up together, though Ta-mi is still threatening painful death on Mo-gun if he goes to another reunion (Mo-gun: “What’s a reunion?”).
Hyun eats at a restaurant that’s playing What’s Wrong With My Mother-In-Law? on the TV, and she grins as she listens to the ajummas gush over how much they love Ji-hwan’s new character. The show’s ratings are climbing steadily, also due to Ji-hwan’s newfound popularity, and Hyun couldn’t be prouder.
She texts Ji-hwan, and he calls her right back to ask if he can see her. He gives her a beautiful bag similar to one of his that she’d admired, and tells her that he’s celebrating — he’s signed with a prestigious management company. Hyun says it’s an honor for a fan to get a gift from a celebrity, and Ji-hwan wilts again at the word “fan.”
Hyun notices, so she says she’ll start acting more like a fan and stop confusing him. She offers to drive him to the set, but he already has an agency car, and they both look disappointed as he rides away.
Mo-gun tells Ta-mi more about his background, how his adoptive parents are Australians who were working at the embassy in Korea when they adopted him. He also says that he saw his birth mother today, whom his adoptive parents found her when he was twenty. He tells Ta-mi that his mother has another son, and that it upset him when he’d called her phone from his, and seen that he was saved as “Park Mo-gun, student.”
But he adds that it’s normal to be hurt by your parents, and he understands that his very existence likely hurt her when she had him at such a young age. He tells Ta-mi that people have always tried to hide their pity, so he liked it when Ta-mi cried and admitted she pitied him.
It’s Hyun’s turn for drinks with Brian, and she tells him about the opposition the TF team is getting over the main page revisions. He says that people from the other departments keep telling on the TF team to him,… he complains that he’s busier now after he resigned. He also knows about the petition to bring him back, but he doesn’t answer when Hyun says it must make him happy.
Hyun tells Brian that she wants to do something with the new main page to generate discussion, but she can’t think of anything. Brian says that an issue will present itself if the timing is right, and she recognizes it as something she can use.
Ga-kyung ends up back at Unicon when it’s discovered that the license for a web drama they’re supposed to air on their “Con TV” site wasn’t renewed. In-kyung is quick to put the entire blame on Ga-kyung, especially since it was Ta-mi’s project. The proof of whether Ta-mi was in the process of getting the license renewed would be in her email, but Ga-kyung needs Ta-mi’s consent to get into her email account.
Ta-mi is wary when Ga-kyung just tosses a consent form at her and orders her to sign it, but when she hears the reason, she says that she was in the process of extending the drama’s license terms when she left Unicon. Ga-kyung is angry that the correct documentation wasn’t filled out, but Ta-mi insists that it’s in their contract that discussing terms through email is acceptable if there’s a legitimate reason.
Ga-kyung snaps that she’s still running around cleaning up Ta-mi’s messes, blaming Ta-mi for leaving without notifying their subcontractors, but Ta-mi fires back that Ga-kyung can just deal since she fired her without cause. She says that Ga-kyung is here asking her a favor yet she’s issuing angry orders, and she wonders what’s making Ga-kyung so emotional.
Ga-kyung plays the “You don’t know my life” card, and accuses Ta-mi of clinging to her like they had some kind of special relationship. Ta-mi looks hurt, but before she can respond, another voice behind Ga-kyung says, “Do you think you’ve changed?”
It’s Hyun, who’s just witnessed the way Ga-kyung was attacking Ta-mi. She moves to Ta-mi’s side and tells Ga-kyung that she’s scared that this is who she’s been all along. This time it’s Ta-mi’s wrist she takes to pull her away from the bully.
We go back to the incident in high school, when Ga-kyung had been accused of ruining another girl’s project when the truth was that the girl dropped it. As Hyun pulls Ga-kyung away, we see the name on the other girl’s project — Bae Ta-mi.
I’ve seen too many dramas to be shocked at the revelation that Ta-mi went to school with Ga-kyung and Hyun, but I did love that final scene for the reversal in Hyun. I had a feeling this was going to happen soon, that Ga-kyung would eventually do something in front of Hyun to make her turn her back on her. Hyun’s hot button has always been fairness, and although she’s seen Ga-kyung being mean to Ta-mi before, she didn’t like Ta-mi so she just assumed Ta-mi deserved it. Now she knows how responsible and honest Ta-mi is, and she’s seen Ga-kyung’s true face for herself. I’m not the least bit surprised that Hyun feels as though she’s finally seen Ga-kyung for who she is, and chose to take Ta-mi’s side. Ta-mi may be wrong often, but she at least admits it when she realizes, whereas Ga-kyung was deliberately blaming Ta-mi for being unprofessional when it’s not like she had the chance to wrap up every single loose end at Unicon when she was fired.
Speaking of Hyun, I haven’t talked about her and Ji-hwan much yet but that’s about to change, because oh my sweet baby kittens, how adorable are they?? Ji-hwan is just the ultimate squishy lovebug, and he so obviously adores Hyun, and it kills me the way the light in his eyes goes out every time she says she’s his fan. She definitely has feelings for him, but she’s had such bad luck in romance that she’s trying too hard to keep that line drawn between them — not to keep Ji-hwan away, but because she’s afraid it’s not real and that he only likes her because she’s his fan. Their problem is that she’s very alpha and he’s so beta, but I have a feeling that it’s going to be on Ji-hwan to step out of his comfort zone and let Hyun know how he feels.
I’m also enjoying how Ta-mi and Mo-gun’s relationship is progressing to the point that they’re admitting things like jealousy and anger. It’s adorable when Mo-gun sulks because Ta-mi won’t show him her jealousy, so that she has to go to a friend to ask exactly how she looked and sounded so she could recreate her jealous fit for him. I think that Ta-mi will be more jealous when she learns that Da-in’s first love is actually Mo-gun, and hopefully this little exercise will help them through that, too. I don’t really think that Da-in will be a genuine threat, since Mo-gun seemed awkward around her and not the least bit interested. I’m actually more worried about what it will do to Ta-mi and Da-in’s friendship.
And we’re still learning about Mo-gun and his history, which seems to be much more complicated than what we’ve seen on the surface, but it’s refreshing that he hasn’t experienced some horrific childhood trauma — he’s just a kid who was born to a young mother, who was then adopted into a loving family, yet he still has some issues from it. Most notably abandonment, as we see in how he constantly begs Ta-mi not to leave him. I just like that the show is demonstrating that you don’t have to have been through a nightmarish experience to have some lingering issues that can cause a lot of problems in your adult life.
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