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The mounting issues in her professional life are having a profound effect on our brave heroine’s personal life, and she’s learning that she’s not quite as brave as she’s always believed. It’s not easy to feel all alone in the world, but luckily, there’s more than one person who would like to be by her side, if she’d let them. Ta-mi’s bravest act yet may be admitting that she needs help, but she’s discovering that the rewards are well worth the risk.

 
EPISODE 5 RECAP

Ga-kyung visits Min-kyu in the hospital after his failed suicide attempt and asks if he’s sorry he survived. He says he figured “celebrity who killed himself” sounded better than “celebrity who worked at a host bar,” but he half-laughs that nothing ever works out for him.

He says he only worked there a short while and hoped nobody would find out. Ga-kyung says that information on the internet lasts forever, and that “host bar” will come up anytime his name is searched. Min-kyu jokes darkly that at least he topped the rankings all day.

We see that a gossip column published an article accusing a web portal director of hiring “Celebrity A” then firing him when his past came to light. Readers figure out that “A” is Min-kyu and assume that Ta-mi is the web portal director, so Ta-mi is blamed for his suicide attempt.

This explains why Ta-mi suddenly finds her own name topping the real-time rankings. She freezes up in shock, but Mo-gun, having seen what’s happening, finds her and helps her to a place free from accusatory stares.

She tells him that she argued against taking Min-kyu’s name off the rankings earlier today, so she feels like she did this to herself. Mo-gun tells her to blame those who wrote the gossip column, the idiots who think it’s her, and those who spread the rumor.

She notes that he’s assuming it’s not true, and he says it must be false, because if he’s sharing her fishtank with Min-kyu then he’ll have to start getting facials. HAHA. He offers to take her home or run away, but she wants to go to the office, knowing that her teammates will be worried about her.

Ga-kyung returns to Unicon, where CEO In-kyung asks if she saw Ta-mi’s name on the real-time rankings. She asks Ga-kyung if the rumor about Ta-mi is true, and Ga-kyung says it’s false — because it’s about her.

At Barro, the team is discussing whether to remove Ta-mi’s name from the real-time rankings. The sticking point is whether she counts as a celebrity or a civilian (whose privacy should be protected). When Ta-mi arrives, Hyun asks if the gossip article is false, because if it is, they can delete her name on the grounds of libel.

Ta-mi says that, if the accused was just a regular person, they wouldn’t have this chance to explain themselves and get help, so it’s not fair of her to exploit her privilege as a Barro employee. She says she’s here as the team manager, not as the person whose name is on the rankings, and even argues that she qualifies as a celebrity due to the Unicon hearing.

She admits that she’d love to lose her own argument, but she still believes the public has the right to be informed. Brian (CEO Min, but we’ll switch to Brian since that’s what everyone else calls him) is forced to agree to leave Ta-mi’s name on the rankings, though he assigns everyone tasks to help mitigate the damage to Ta-mi and says he’ll consider filing a lawsuit.

He asks Ta-mi one last question, and tells her to answer as an employee of the company that will be speaking on her behalf: Is the gossip true? Ta-mi says it’s not, and everyone breathes a sigh of relief. She apologizes, and Hyun says, uncharacteristically kindly, that she has nothing to apologize for.

Mo-gun drives Ta-mi home, but there are reporters waiting outside her building. Her phone is also blowing up, so Mo-gun confiscates it and takes Ta-mi to his place for the night. He gives her some clothes to sleep in and tells her where to find anything she needs ( and awww, he even put a glass of water by her bed).

Ta-mi giggles when Mo-gun starts nervously yapping about bleach, so he offers to tell her embarrassing stories about his childhood instead, or the time he got dumped by his first love. He tucks her into bed and leaves, but Ta-mi can’t sleep, so she eventually gets up and goes downstairs.

She finds her laptop and looks up the rankings, where she’s still number one. She searches her own name and finds several articles from Barro denying the rumors, but suddenly the internet is shut off, and she looks up to see Mo-gun waving his router at her. He holds out a hand to help Ta-mi stand, but she just holds on.

She says that she’d rather get this over with, so Mo-gun offers to sit with her instead. He asks her about her school years, and she says that her good grades helped her get away with all the trouble she stirred up, like fighting the dress code. Mo-gun says he was the opposite — he never caused trouble because he didn’t want to get in the way of people like her, who were out there getting things done.

He apologizes for turning down the job she went to such trouble to get for him, and for not telling her he went back to work for Unicon. Ta-mi sighs that he always makes her reflect on her actions. Having seen that she still has the heart he drew on her leg, Mo-gun asks teasingly if she doesn’t shower, and she bops him with a pillow, hee.

Mo-gun grabs it and unwittingly pulls Ta-mi close, making them both freeze for a long, tense moment. Mo-gun says softly that he doesn’t want her to have any bad thoughts here and that he’d rather she stay awake all night because of him, his invitation clear. But Ta-mi replies that she doesn’t want to take advantage of his feelings for her, and goes to bed alone.

The next day, Brian meets with the legal team, who disagree with his decision to support Ta-mi and bring Barro into the situation. Brian argues that they should defend their employee, who did nothing wrong, and that getting involved won’t harm Barro in any meaningful way. He says he wants to send the message to his employees and their users that they will help their employees when they face injustice.

Ta-mi comes to his office later (which oh my, is gorgeous), and she says she slept well knowing that he has her back. He offers her a few days off to avoid the negative attention she’ll be attracting, but Ta-mi says she’s innocent and won’t hide, and can always curse at anyone who’s rude to her.

By the time the rest of the team gets to work, Ta-mi’s name has fallen to eighth on the real-time rankings. Hyun muses sympathetically that the public forgot within a day, but Ta-mi won’t forget for a long time.

The entire team receives a text that sends them running to meet with Brian. He’s learned that someone intentionally put Ta-mi’s name on the real-time rankings, as proven by the fact that it started at number seven and went to first within six minutes, which is impossible. Hyun asks Ta-mi if there’s anyone who would want to do this to her, and Ta-mi says there’s nobody she can think of who hates her on this scale.

Brian asks to speak to Ta-mi and Hyun in private, and he tells Ta-mi that Barro can’t support her any further by alerting the Cyber Bureau without putting itself in the line of fire. Hyun seems upset that Barro won’t help Ta-mi clear her name, though Brian says he thinks they’ve already done that. Hyun argues that Ta-mi has the right to know who’s doing this, but Brian snaps that his first priority is to protect Barro.

Ta-mi leaves the building in a daze, but as soon as she steps outside, a group of Min-kyu’s fans start screaming accusations and throwing eggs at her. Fuming, Ta-mi grabs an egg and smashes it over the ringleader’s head, snarling that she can just join Ta-mi in feeling wronged.

She gets her hair washed at a salon, then goes to her spot where there’s no cell or wi-fi service. She’s more bothered by the hateful things Min-kyu’s fans said, and the fact that Brian withdrew his support, than she shows, but she also remembers Hyun telling her not to apologize.

Somehow her phone buzzes with a call from Mo-gun, and she answers it with a sob, then hangs up. It’s pouring down rain by the time he finds her, and he says gently, “I don’t know much or have much, all I can do is stay in the rain with you. You keep pushing me away, and I understand why. But I know one thing.”

He takes off his jacket and covers… Ta-mi’s purse, quipping that it’s too nice to get wet. PFFT, this kid. He holds out his hand, and Ta-mi doesn’t hesitate to take it.

Mo-gun takes Ta-mi to a convenience store and buys an ice cream for her to put on her swollen eyes. He teases her again and laughs when she lashes out, glad to see her feeling more like herself. He finally asks what made her cry, and Ta-mi admits that she felt lonely, and that she goes to that spot at the school when she’s scared because nobody can find her there.

She tells Mo-gun that the spot doesn’t have cell or internet service, so it’s bizarre that his call got through. She says she’ll remember today for a long time, every time she visits her spot and it rains, and Mo-gun says he’ll go there, too, when she locks herself up in that space.

In-kyung and Ga-kyung are aware that someone put Ta-mi’s name on the real-time rankings, though In-kyung says they need to hide their knowledge if Barro decides to investigate. Ga-kyung doesn’t think Barro will investigate, because if it gets out that it’s even possible to falsely put someone on the rankings, it would harm web portal sites in general.

In-kyung asks if Ga-kyung knows who did it, and Ga-kyung asks why she assumes she’s innocent. In-kyung says that Ga-kyung has been a slave to her mother-in-law since her own family went bankrupt, and Chairwoman Jang wouldn’t do something like this, which hits a little too close to home for Ga-kyung.

Ga-kyung finds an envelope on her desk containing pictures of Min-kyu with a beautiful young woman. The pictures are pretty innocent, but it’s clear that the two are dating.

The next morning, Mo-gun visits with an older man who gives him some fish from a recent fishing trip. He tells the man that he got rehired at Unicon, and the man affectionately calls him crazy.

Joon-soo, Ta-mi’s ex (and the guy Hyun is currently dating), bravely talks to Hyun on his bluetooth while in the car with his actual girlfriend, Dong-joo. He tells Dong-joo that he can’t take her home and drops her off to catch a cab instead.

Mo-gun sees them together, and when Dong-joo spots him, she simpers at his good looks. She catches him looking and assumes he recognizes her from her vlog, and when Joon-soo comes back because she left something in his car, he accuses Mo-gun of flirting with his girlfriend.

Mo-gun just smirks as Joon-soo complains that Ta-mi was really angry with him after Mo-gun left their meeting. Dong-joo asks how they know each other, and Mo-gun deadpans, “I got to know him because he keeps hitting on the woman I like.” He asks Joon-soo if Dong-joo knows he’s cheating on her, and Dong-joo glares at Joon-soo as he tries to deny it.

At dinner with her in-laws, Ga-kyung fields questions about whether Ta-mi’s name was falsely put on the keyword rankings. She’s asked who did it, but she just says that’s difficult to find out. Someone jokes that Chairwoman Jang probably did it, but Chairwoman Jang says that if she was cute enough to think up something like that, she’d be remarried.

Chairwoman Jang asks after Ga-kyung’s mother, saying that she’d like some of her kimchi as if she’s doing them a favor by requesting it. On the drive home, Chairwoman Jang asks Ga-kyung what her dream is, and Ga-kyung says softly, “To disappear.” Chairwoman Jang says it’s a nice dream, and in the front seat, Ga-kyung’s husband Jin-woo looks profoundly uncomfortable.

Ta-mi runs into Jenny in the Barro restroom, and Jenny makes sure they’re alone before giving Ta-mi the information on the company that put her name on the real-time rankings. Oh right, master hacker Jenny! She tells Ta-mi to get revenge, and when Ta-mi expresses reservations, Jenny points out that no company has the right to deprive her of the truth like Brian is doing.

The name Jenny turned up is a hacker-for-hire named LEE HO-JIN (cameo by Yoon Joo-man). The next day, Ta-mi asks Brian to turn a blind eye to what she’s about to do, because she now knows which company made her trend online but the information was acquired illegally.

She says she plans to find Lee Ho-jin and learn who hired him to do this to her, and that she’s not asking permission, just notifying him. She says that she doesn’t resent Brian for his decision, and that she’ll do what she can for herself.

Jenny’s information on Lee Ho-jin includes an address, so Ta-mi goes to confront him. He seems to recognize her, and he makes a break for it. Ta-mi chases him all around the neighborhood until she runs out of steam and has to stop… but someone rockets past her and continues the chase — it’s Hyun!

The chase goes on for a hilariously long time, but Hyun eventually stops Ho-jin by beaning him right in the head with a pot. HA! When Ta-mi catches up, Hyun has Ho-jin on the ground, twisting his leg and demanding to know if he got paid to put Ta-mi’s name on the keyword ranking.

Ta-mi asks Hyun what she’s doing here, and Hyun says that Brian sent her, knowing that Hyun could beat the guy up. Awww, that’s weirdly sweet. They go to Ho-jin’s office, where he has shelves and shelves of computers all engaged in some sort of illegal activity.

Hyun takes video while Ta-mi asks Ho-jin — who’s a big ol’ coward — who hired him. He gives Ta-mi his notes, and once they have what they need, Hyun uses a lighter to set off the fire alarm sprinklers, destroying all of Ho-jin’s computers. HA.

Hyun asks Ta-mi who did it, and she says, “Someone I half expected, and half wished it wasn’t.” Hyun offers to go see them with her, but Ta-mi says this is something she has to do herself, and sincerely thanks Hyun.

Oh no, it’s Jin-woo, Ga-kyung’s husband. She just asks who told him to put her name on the rankings, suspecting Ga-kyung, since Ga-kyung sent her to that hearing then unfairly fired her, had someone else fired just for being her friend, then stole Han Min-kyu in order to ruin her new job. But Jin-woo says that Ga-kyung wouldn’t do this — he did it on his own.

At first Ta-mi is surprised, thinking that Jin-woo has no reason to do this to her, but then she realizes he’s protecting the real web portal director from the gossip story — Ga-kyung. Jin-woo isn’t one bit sorry to have thrown Ta-mi under the bus for Ga-kyung’s sake, though he does offer her a huge bag of money in compensation.

Ta-mi demands an apology instead, but Jin-woo says that money is of more comfort than empty words. She takes the money and turns to go, only to run into Ga-kyung. Ta-mi asks Ga-kyung if she knew that Jin-woo was behind her name being on the rankings, and by her expression, it’s obvious that Ga-kyung didn’t have any idea.

Ga-kyung orders Jin-woo to apologize, but Ta-mi snaps that she’s already been paid. She leaves and calls Hyun to ask for her help, and when Hyun shows up, she’s brandishing a pair of baseball bats. Oh yes.

She asks Ta-mi what they need the bats for, and Ta-mi says, “Because we’re going to smash that car over there.” She confirms that it belongs to the person who put her on the real-time ranking list, and that’s all Hyun needs to hear.

She hands Ta-mi a bat, and they lay into Jin-woo’s car with vicious rage. Ta-mi screams her fury, and Hyun has an evil, satisfied grin on her face as they completely destroy the car. Soon, Ta-mi is grinning right along with her.

They’re still taking out their feelings on the car when they hear a voice, and they look up to see Jin-woo and Ga-kyung staring at them incredulously. Hyun (who’s standing on the car, lol) is shocked to see them, but Ta-mi just puts her bat through the windshield one more time.

She picks up the bag of money that she’d dropped and dumps it at Jin-woo’s feet, telling him to use it to buy a new car — she’ll consider this her compensation.

 
COMMENTS

While I would never advocate violence as a solution to a problem, I can’t deny that watching Ta-mi and Hyun destroy that car was extremely satisfying. Who among us hasn’t had a similar fantasy when someone did us wrong for no good reason? But Ta-mi knows she’s got Jin-woo backed into a corner, because if he reports her to the police, she can just show them the proof that he did something even more illegal. She also got the satisfaction of being able to throw his insulting payoff back in his face, which is just the icing on the cake. Now let’s just hope that we don’t find out that’s not even his car!

I really wasn’t expecting Jin-woo to be the one who put Ta-mi’s name on the rankings, because he seemed so… I don’t know, maybe weak is the word I’m looking for. With strong women like his mother and Ga-kyung appearing to always overshadow him, I’d underestimated Jin-woo to be a pushover, and that was a mistake. Whatever the problem is in his marriage with Ga-kyung, in spite of her obvious disdain for him, Jin-woo seems to genuinely love Ga-kyung, so it’s not really a surprise that he’d do this to protect her. I think we need to keep a close eye on him, because if he’ll do this, he’ll do even worse, and he may turn out to be a very serious threat.

Can we talk about how awesome Hyun is for just a moment? She was a lot softer towards Ta-mi in this episode, even defending her when Ta-mi wasn’t around, and I loved how she was willing to rush to Ta-mi’s side to help her more than once. I think that Hyun initially made some snap judgments about Ta-mi based on very specific, limited information. But now she’s getting to know Ta-mi and can see that Ta-mi is a very principled person who has sound reasons for the things she does, even if Hyun disagrees. She’s also witnessed Ta-mi being fair and upholding her principles even when they go against her own self-interest, which I think was the turning point for Hyun. By the end of the episode, Hyun was willing to just take Ta-mi’s word when she wasn’t yet ready to explain herself, which is a long way from the woman who vowed to oppose Ta-mi no matter what. I love their new baby “sismance,” and I can’t wait to see them grow even closer.

Speaking of awesome, I’ve liked Mo-gun in a general sort of way until now — he’s insightful, talented, kind, and handsome, how could you not like him? — but this is the episode where I really fell for him. I also love the way Mo-gun undercuts the most emotional moments with deadpan jokes and makes Ta-mi laugh, because laughter is something she sorely needs in her life, especially now. But when he went to Ta-mi and said that he can’t do much to help her, but he can stand in the rain with her, that was such a meaningful moment. He’s admitting that all he has the power to do is be by her side while she suffers through the “bad weather,” but right now that’s the thing Ta-mi needs most… someone to stand by her, who won’t judge her or leave her standing in the storm alone.

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I was so mad when Ta-mi decided to accept Jin-woo's compensation money for the damage he did both to her name and mentally. But then she decided to wreck his car along with Hyun then came back to Jin-woo with the money she accepted as his compensation which was fun, satisfying, and priceless.

Also, this episode is the first one to highlight Scarlett and Tammy's budding sismance, and I am here for every second of it!

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Yay! So glad this was posted.

I love that we finally got to see more of Tammy's interior being slowly revealed one by one. She's lonely yes, but she's also has integrity as evident with throwing back the compensation money.

Love the further characterizations of Cha and she's probably the most interesting character to me in this show. Mo-gun and Tammy's relationship is also taken a more deeper turn, with them talking briefly about their inner feelings. That rain scene though was stunning!

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"Speaking of awesome, I’ve liked Mo-gun in a general sort of way until now — he’s insightful, talented, kind, and handsome, how could you not like him? — but this is the episode where I really fell for him."

--Join the club, sister! Fell for him and his nose crinkle back in Ep 2 :)

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That nose crinkle makes all my problems melt away.

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This is easily one of the best/stand-out episodes in my years of watching K-drama. Not only does Mo-gun's presence in the story make sense here, but the women kill it. From the hacker finding out who did it, to Hyun & Ta-mi chasing down the guy to Ta-mi confronting Jin-woo to that final scene with the car and the compensation money. Fantastic.

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Meh. Personally, I thought the sisterhood power thing was forced. Tammy has done nothing to earn the friendship or camaraderie of Cha Hyeon or the Jenny the hacker. Tammy has been self absorbed this whole time. She's been rude toward Cha Hyeon and has taken zero interest in Jenny or the other team members.

Tammy has demonstrated no empathy toward anyone. She showed no concern when the actor's entire career and reputation was ruined by a leaked video. Yet when she's at the center of negative attention, she benefited from a lot of unearned empathy and help from Cha Hyeon and Jenny.

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I....don't know what else you expect from Ta-mi. I found her actions perfectly reasonable, rational and fair. I also disagree re her lack of interest in Cha Hyeon or the team - its an office. They're colleagues. As for empathy - that's part of her character arc. From Cha Hyeon to Mp-gan, they're all telling her to pay more attention and she is listening.

In any case, different perspective yeah? I'd love to be even half as ruthless and bold as Ta-mi in my decision making.

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I'd expect her to be less self absorbed and not just accept smpathy from other people but also give it. She didn't even tell Cha Hyeon that the smarmy guy was two timing her. She accused Cha Hyeon of leaking company info to Unicon when she was the one who made the mistake. She backhandedly called Cha Hyeon a crazy bitch. But now we're supposed to believe that Cha Hyeon suddenly is like her best friend because...reasons. Also, she hasn't said two words to Jenny since she came to Barro, but we're supposed to believe that Jenny spent hours helping her with hacking and investigating her case because...reasons.

It's not difficult or impressive to be ruthless. That's the law of the jungle and an instinct of all living creatures. What's hard is acting with ethics and empathy. In that sense I like Cha Hyeon much better than the Tammy...she's tough but she has a sense of empathy and justice.

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She didn't even tell Cha Hyeon that the smarmy guy was two timing her.
- Not her place. And she did tell him to end it.

She accused Cha Hyeon of leaking company info to Unicon when she was the one who made the mistake.
- Given the circumstances, it was a reasonable assumption, she just jumped the gun. And she resolved it with Cha Hyun anyway and didn't continue to pretend she's still right. It's not what mistakes you make, but what you do after the mistakes that determine who you are.

She backhandedly called Cha Hyeon a crazy bitch.
- They're all crazy bitches. Cha Hyun has smacked TaMi down to her face plenty of times too.

Cha Hyeon suddenly is like her best friend because...reasons.
- Because Cha Hyun respects her work ethic and as a person and knows TaMi's principled and everything she does is for the better of Barro with no spite, even if TaMi's principles are different from hers. Also because Cha Hyun is a squishy marshmallow and tends to get close and all up in other people's business. She's a hot-headed humanitarian, this lady.

Also, she hasn't said two words to Jenny since she came to Barro, but we're supposed to believe that Jenny spent hours helping her with hacking and investigating her case because...reasons.
- They did it on the principle of it, not because it was TaMi. They couldn't stand to see someone's right to understand a crime done to them taken away just because of business reasons. They'd have done it for anybody. Also, TaMi and Jenny have been working in a damn small group of just 6 for weeks already. How can they not feel camaraderie for each other even after weeks or months holed up together even if they don't speak a lot to each other.

TaMi may have her faults, and she might tend to speak incredibly directly, but she's no spiteful, woe-is-me attention seeker. She's just a lady on a mission with no time to coddle people who should be taking care of themselves anyway and she doesn't expect any coddling in return. She earned lots of people's respect when she insisted that her name be left on the search rankings when they expected her to be home because she believed in knowledge controlled by the masses and stood by it by asking them NOT to get it down when it came to bite her in the ass. When this lady general gets tired or scared, she goes to that spot in the school field to sit and reflect or cry alone without bothering others, so I don't understand when you say that she EXPECTS sympathy.

She may receive sympathy, but that's all on the part of Jenny and Cha Hyun and whoever sympathized with her which is beyond her control and the reason they do so for her is because TaMi has earned their respect.

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Imho your expectations are impossible to meet. As much as I love Cha Hyeon, she's the most unrealistic character because she's so perfect. Ga Geong and TaMi on the other hand, are flawed and quite believable.

Take away Cha Hyeon's toughness and she's the perfect woman society envisages - always kind, compassionate, empathetic, intelligent, well dressed, good looking, never has anything but good intentions. The only reason she stands out is that "demure" isn't also a part of the description.

Also wanted to say I agree with @peeps' detailed reply.

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Also love how you think it's easy to be bold and ruthless. Great. Teach me your ways.

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- Not her place. And she did tell him to end it.

It was totally her place. Cha Hyeon was obviously pissed that she didn't tell her, and Cha Hyeon ended up finding out through a company wide email.

- Given the circumstances, it was a reasonable assumption

So she didn't trust her colleague, but her colleagues all miraculously trust her when she says her sponsor rumor is false.

- They're all crazy bitches. Cha Hyun has smacked TaMi down to her face plenty of times too.

Different. Cha Hyeon doesn't get into petty personal attacks like calling names or saying someone has an inferiority complex. She calls Tammy out for things she actually disagrees with, like Tammy's singular focus on winning.

- Because Cha Hyun respects her work ethic and as a person and knows TaMi's principled and everything she does is for the better of Barro with no spite, even if TaMi's principles are different from hers.

Well, she's said several times that she doesn't like Tammy because Tammy does things out of expedience and without principles, so it's not that.

- They did it on the principle of it, not because it was TaMi.

That's where I don't see TaMi operating on principle for her colleagues or for anyone. She didn't bother to tell Cha Hyeon about the two timing guy. She had no problem with another game developer losing their job for no reason so that Morgan could have one. Also, after she exposed the congressman soliciting minors in the internet cafe, she had no interest in the issue after that. She didn't think about how search engines could crack down on the problem of criminals soliciting minors online. She just used the issue once to get out of a tight spot, and then it was out of mind.

- TaMi may have her faults, and she might tend to speak incredibly directly, but she's no spiteful, woe-is-me attention seeker. She's just a lady on a mission with no time to coddle people who should be taking care of themselves anyway and she doesn't expect any coddling in return. She earned lots of people's respect when she insisted that her name be left on the search rankings when they expected her to be home because she believed in knowledge controlled by the masses and stood by it by asking them NOT to get it down when it came to bite her in the ass. When this lady general gets tired or scared, she goes to that spot in the school field to sit and reflect or cry alone without bothering others, so I don't understand when you say that she EXPECTS sympathy.

I didn't say she expects sympathy. I said she receives a lot more empathy than she gives. Also, the rumor was already on Unicon's website, so it's not as if Barro taking it down would have changed anything. Also, lady on a mission for what? To make Barro #1? What meaning does that have other than getting revenge on Unicon and earning herself a promotion?

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You know what? I'm not even gonna bother replying to each and every one of your counter points because it's clear that you won't get my reasoning and I'll just be wasting my time, so I'll just put this here: OH MY GOD, how are you expecting TaMi to be Police, Judge, Politician, Fortune-teller and Mother Theresa all in one person when she's just TaMi, head of the Task Force Team at Barro.

Maybe I'll indulge and reply to just this one point:
Also, lady on a mission for what? To make Barro #1?

- Uh, yes, DUH?! That's the whole reason why she's at Barro in the first place??? And it's not just a promotion or for revenge - it's her ticket to stay in the company and earn a living even after 6 months thanks to that deal she made with your perfect child Cha Hyun. It is also the entire meaning for the creation of the Task Force Team and what every one in that 6 member team is working day and night for: to make Barro so good and to market Barro so well that it becomes the first/only choice for the Korean people when they need to use the web. It's the #1 mission for the Task Force Team, not just TaMi!

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One of the joys of the internet is when people say they don't want waste time posting anymore and then proceed to post a long paragraph...

I guess I don't agree with your viewpoint that looking out for a colleague, or caring about an issue like child solicitation happening on your own company's internet cafes was Mother Theresa-like.

The KU Group mother in law is also just doing what she needs to do to further her own interests. What a badass, flawed, realistic woman! Bonus: she's also very ruthless, so some people here will really want to learn from her!

And of course she's just a woman on mission to preserve the power and influence of KU Group, duh!

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Since you want to learn about ruthlessness so much, you can maybe pick up a book about Pol Pot or Pinochet or how Wall Street greed destroyed the global economy in 2008, should be plenty of reading material to choose from.

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Loneliness (?) if not that at least an apart-ness (!) seems to be one of the main themes of this drama. The scene in the car with the MIL, GG, and GG’s husband (as I recall) showed only one character at a time even though they were all in one car, and they were all looking away from each other while having a conversation.

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I feel like Jin-woo won’t be much of a threat so long as Ga-kyung is fine and not hurt. Looks like he sincerely loves Ga-kyung.

The sismance in this episode was AWESOME! I kept replaying scenes with Scarlett, the run and that car smash!

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And for me it was the episode that I decided that I can't stand MoGeum, when he confiscated her phone and than cut of internet for "her own good", it was too much for me.
But the chase scene was hilarious, love Tami and Hyun growing sismance.

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Honestly, for me they went too far in "the knight saving the princess" for his character. He always finds her so easily. The way he actes is too much for me too.

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Thank you, how does he keep finding het, it's kind of creepy. I don't mind him, but the fact that he kepy finding her everywhere was super stalkerish.

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She saw that her name was the fist search topic on barro and tadaaaa just few secondes after, who is here ? I'm pretty sure he put on her a tracker advice :p

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Thank you - he is seriously bothering me with how he finds her all the time and seems to be rather controlling, rather than asking her what she wants or needs.
But Tami and Scarlett - they are just everything in this episode, from the reluctant acceptance and telling her no need to apologize, then to the chase and finally destroying the car. Yessereee - these two make the best of friends.

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right, I don't get how it's supposed to be romantic when he is pretty much always telling her how she should feel or what she should do; seems highly patronising and him suddenly showing up suddenly whenever wherever is less 'knight in shining armour' and more 'stalker'.

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GaKyung's husband was a jerk with Tammy, but I like the fact he did it to protect his wife. I want to see more scenes with this couple!

I love all the scenes Tammy-Scarlet! They're so funny and badass together. They bring the best of each other.

I'm not a fan of Park Morgan-Tammy couple. It looks too artificial with him always being in the right place at the right time to save her.

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I love Ta Mi giving as good as she gets. We saw two instances of it in this episode: first when she threw on her attackers their own egg (LOL), then at the end of the episode.

I love the girl power and sisterhood in this drama, not just Ta Mi and Scarlett but also Jenny. The team spirit in Barro is also very nice. How cool was it that Brian sent Scarlett after Ta Mi and Ta Mi called Scarlett for help (and she was thankful to be asked to smash a car. LOL). For an episode that started so down that was the best ending ever. I loved the terrible husband’s face when his words were thrown back to him along with his money.

How much did I love Mo Gun outing the sleazy cheating ex?

I think I like this drama almost as much as I did My Ajusshi (and know where the beans I accumulate from suffering through Abyss and My Absolute Boyfriend are going).

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I was so happy watching the car thrashing scene. The sismance between Tami and Hyun is amazing. As for Park Mo Geon, I fell in love with him when he used his jacket to shield her designer bag from the rain.

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I appreciated that the lead COULDN'T fight like a mixed martial artist, COULDN'T chase down a suspect on the street without getting winded, and COULDN'T leap from rooftop to rooftop. Because Tammy is 'normal'. They had established up front that Scarlet is NOT normal with that episode 1 fierce judo class. If you recall the US series 'The Good Wife' Tammy would be Alicia while Scarlet would be Kalinda.

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Thank you so much for this recap.

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I was contemplating dropping this, but I decided to stick with it after this episode. There was a stronger narrative thread running through this episode, so it everything felt more connected. I really like the budding friendship between Ta-mi and Hyun. I like that they both are coming to respect each other despite their differences and appreciate what each can bring to the table. And that chase scene was great.

I'm still not connecting with Ga-kyung as a character. Her situation is interesting, and I want to be more invested, but something isn't clicking. I feel like the show wants me to feel sorry for her, and yes, she is treated poorly, but then she turns around and treats everyone else poorly. And I can only sympathize with her so much when it feels like she's in a prison of her own making.

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That's also what's keeping me from liking her - the fact that she treats people -innocent people- with such cruelty. If she's just bitter, angry, or harsh, that would be fine, seems we've seen what her life is like so that would be understandable. But when she made that guy at the club poor the drink over himself? That was just too much, no matter is happening in her life.

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She crossed a line there. It's because she feels like she has no power at home and at work. So She wanted to control someone. That poor guy just happened to be the perfect victim.

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I don't think the writer wants us to feel sorry for Ga-Kyung. I think the writer is actually playing on the viewers desire to find some redeeming quality in a extremely hard and cold character based on that characters presumed misery and occasional push back to her boss and in-laws. She's not a good person and it makes more sense that you don't like her at this point than if you did.

I think we're supposed to be hopeful that even if a person's sells their soul to the devil, there's still hope that they can return to the person they once were.

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That's a good point. I hadn't thought of that angle, but it makes sense too. But in that case, the issue isn't that I don't like her (which is true), but that I don't care if she's redeemable or not. I guess that's more what I mean when I say I'm not connecting with her character. I'm all for morally-grey and anti-hero types, but I have to feel invested in their arc or at the very least find them intriguing. For some reason, the portrayal of Ga-Kyung is not emotionally resonating at all. Whether I'm supposed to feel sorry for her or hope that she can be redeemed, I should feel some emotional investment or engagement. That's missing for me.

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I understand. The glimpses of who she was and the respect that Ta-mi had and Cha Hyeon has for her haven't made me curious particularly curious about her. It makes sense that a miserable person would be in a miserable marriage, so that's not that intriguing. Given how she's behaved, I'm not particularly concerned if she finds her way back to her old or ideal self.

Rather than the character, I'm finding the different responses on DB to the character (and her husband,) really interesting. It's like I'm watching an entirely different drama.

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I love that moment when Ta-mi ran out of strength and Hyun suddenly appeared to continue the chase, made me laugh out loud authentically.
I also love all the conversations between Ta-mi and Mo-gun. There's just something very fresh about them. I would have found them cringey in any other way, but I guess because that's Mo-gun that I found them so genuine and sincere. And smart, too. Mo-gun is so well-grounded, has a good head on his shoulders. I find him perfect for Ta-mi, who is a bit too much of a workaholic and could use a bit of Mo-gun's judgement for her own sanity and ease of mind.

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OMG ME TOO. When Ta-mi had to stop because she's out of shape, and Hyun just went NYOOOOM right past her, I laughed so hard I hurt myself and made Lolly mad.

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This drama is KILLING IT.
1. Strong female characters,
I'm so tired of female characters being pit against each other for the dumbest reasons, I love that the women here don't help each other just because they have a personal relationship, but out of basic humanity (like Jenny and Hyeon).
2. Upfront and open men who aren't overbearing,
Mogun is an amazingly written love interest. He comes in to help her just enough that we can swoon, but is also shown to be vulnerable in some respects.
3. A likeable protagonist who's flawed and NOT a pushover,
so often female protagonists are written as these feeble characters who will forgive everyone and is always righteous, when TaMi smashed that egg on the girl's head I felt so much satisfaction after seeing so many female characters walk away.

This entire drama is refreshing and is on its way to becoming one of my favourites.

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I wonder if we will get a proper background story on GaGyoung and her husband? I have to say i’m getting ever more curious about the mix of emotions in each of their interactions.

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Thanks so much for the great recap, Lollypip! I really like this show and I enjoy it much more with recaps to fill in (especially the jokes that I missed).
One thing I really don't understand is what Scarlett is doing dating Joon Soo, he's such a weaselly dweeb. It doesn't compute for me that she would give him the time of day 🤷🏻‍♀️

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I must admit, I'm cooling to the series a little bit. I'm still watching loyally but I just don't know what the series is ABOUT. Viewers knew what 'Misty' was about. We knew what 'Encounter/Boyfriend' was about. WWW, in contrast, seems like a random grab-bag of plot lines. Scarlet is not only sweet on her weird cheating boyfriend, she's also sweet on Ga-kyung, and sweet on hospitalized soap opera dude too. That's an awful lot of 'second lead romance' for one show.

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I agree. Three love interests is a lot for one character. It's very possible that nothing will happen between Cha Hyun and Gakyung, they are just quee r baiting us. I just don't understand why they spent so much time showing us their history if it's probably not going to lead anywhere. And when Hyun finds out about pyo joon soo's affair, she will probably break his legs and dump him. As for the soap opera dude, we will see where that goes. I don't even know who to ship her with. They are just too many.

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I LOVE THIS SHOW.

I even drop everything I'm doing at 8.30pm KST to watch it live the moment it airs.

I know they say it's about search engines, but I came for the ladies and stayed for the ladies. So show, don't you ever forget about the ladies.

So fierce, so independent (sometimes too much), so headstrong! I know their assertive combative ways rub some people the wrong way, bit hey, in this patriarchal unfair world, what's so bad about a bit of over-compensation that can be dialled back with a bit of love from awesome partners? Nobody's perfect, and I'd love to watch characters grow rather than just stay their same perfect self throughout.

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Aw man that last scene though you guys. That. Last. Scene. Can we like just give it a round of applause? *claps madly*

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I don't understand how anyone is getting love, let alone sincere love from the husband. How do you sincerely love someone that you're openly cheating on?
At most, maybe guilt and pity. The kind someone would have watching a once wild animal be tamed and kept in captivity.

The way he spoke to Ta-mi says that he's as much of a horrible person as his mother. Him throwing Ta-mi under the bus protects him and his reputation and that of KU Group (the family) as much as, if not more, than Ga Kyung.

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I also don’t know about love as the defining relationship, but based on the most recent episode (episode 10) I *think* the relationship is more complex than just pity or guilt.

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Mogun knows a good bag when he sees one but Scarlett was my heroooo. We need that kind of support in our life and when it's coming from someone who has been bluntly honest with you it means sooo much more.

Im so glad they had the cool kid, backlit, glorious walk moment 👑👑

Ps. I totally understand and maybe even respect Brian's decisions here. Thats the kind of boss we all wish to have - will fiercely defend you behind your back but trusts you enough to be honest to your face.

Pps jenny is such an mvp, wow, another brilliant and highly skilled female member of the team!

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