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This episode gives us viewers a lot of insight into why several of the characters behave the way they do, which goes a long way toward understanding why they behave the way they do. Life doesn’t always work out the way we hoped and planned, but how we respond to the differences determines what kind of person we become. Pain and disappointment can change us for the worse, but it’s up to us to let it ruin everything, or to conquer the past and still try to be the best person we can be.

 
EPISODE 6 RECAP

Ta-mi confronts Jin-woo, Ga-kyung’s husband, and he admits that he paid to have her name put on the real-time rankings in order to protect Ga-kyung, the true subject of the tabloid article. Ga-kyung tells Jin-woo to apologize, but Ta-mi says she’s already been compensated by Jin-woo in the form of a bag full of cash.

After she leaves, Jin-woo apologizes to Ga-kyung, too, but only for not being more careful. He asks Ga-kyung what Han Min-kyu is to her and she reminds him that they agreed not to pry into each other’s personal business. But Jin-woo says that if Min-kyu is someone she cares for, he’ll find him a role and help him make a comeback.

Ta-mi goes outside and calls Hyun, who shows up with a pair of baseball bats. Ta-mi and Hyun proceed to gleefully smash Jin-woo’s car to a pulp — until he and Ga-kyung come out and see them. Ta-mi tosses the bag of money at Jin-woo’s feet and tells him to use it to buy a new car.

Later, Ta-mi apologizes to Hyun for getting her involved and forgetting about her relationship with Ga-kyung. Hyun says it’s fine, and Ta-mi tells her why Jin-woo put her name on the rankings. Hyun wonders why he’d do that, and Ta-mi guesses that he cares for Ga-kyung, but Hyun snarls that if that were true, he’d free her from his family.

Ta-mi says that Ga-kyung was a good person before she became a member of the KU Group family, and Hyun says she was an even better person a long time ago. A wistful look spreads over her face as she says she met Ga-kyung when she started judo back in high school.

In flashback, we see that Hyun was practicing judo in the school auditorium when she saw Ga-kyung at the podium. She’d been mesmerized by Ga-kyung’s beauty, unable to take her eyes off her even after being thrown to the mat. She’d been surprised to hear that Ga-kyung was the chaebol daughter of a battery conglomerate, and she’d assumed that Ga-kyung lived in a whole different world.

On another day, Hyun had been up for a school award for her judo, but she was embarrassed because she’d lost her tie. Ga-kyung had received a mathematics award, and as she stepped off the stage, she’d removed her own tie and given it to Hyun. Hyun tells Ta-mi that she’d thought Ga-kyung would be someone who would change the world — but instead, the world changed her.

She takes offense when Ta-mi calls Ga-kyung vulnerable. Ta-mi argues that she’s the result of her own choices and shouldn’t blame the world, since she’s also benefiting from it.

Ta-mi meets with Mo-gun outside his place, and he notices a messy bandage on her hand. She says she came to return his hat, and tells him that she’s found someone else to blame instead of herself. She thanks him for saving her, giving her a place to sleep, and getting soaked in the rain with her.

She starts to go, but Mo-gun takes her inside so he can re-bandage her hand. One of his employees is still there, Sun-woo, who acts like a proud papa to see Mo-gun bringing a lady home. Sun-woo asks if anyone ever tells her that she looks like Bae Ta-mi, and she says no, they just go ahead and call her Ta-mi, ha.

At Sun-woo’s shock, Mo-gun clarifies that he’s in Ta-mi’s fish tank. Sun-woo is surprised that Mo-gun is in the fish tank and not the owner of it, and Mo-gun is all When did I ever?! Sun-woo high-fives Ta-mi and says that Mo-gun is getting what he deserves for all the hearts he’s broken, and Mo-gun looks like he wants to sink into the floor, LOL.

To restore his pride, Mo-gun takes a marker and draws a heart on Ta-mi’s bandage to match the one he drew on her ankle. He offers to help her shower since she only has one hand, and Ta-mi retorts that it’s lines like that that are the reason he’s broken so many hearts.

She admits that he’s made her cry, too, and asks him to stop being nice to her because she’s starting to want him. She thanks him for today and stands to go, making Mo-gun pout that he’s not driving her home and that he hates her, which is the cutest thing ever.

The next day, Ta-mi finds Brian, who asks if she understands why he decided not to help her further. She reminds him that he once said that no matter what he does, at least one person will think he’s a bastard, and she says that in this situation, they each took that blow. Brian chuckles and apologizes, then thanks her for understanding.

Ta-mi is curious about one thing — why did Brian include Hyun in their conversation when he said he couldn’t help her anymore? She asks if it’s because he knew she’d take her own action and wanted Hyun to help her. Brian says he’s not that insightful, he just knew that Hyun would take Ta-mi’s side. Okay, awww.

In a team meeting, they learn that Barro’s market shares have gone up again, putting them within five percent of Unicon. Ta-mi says that it’s time to let people know they’re on the rise, so they agree to some articles and a press release. Ta-mi also wants to hire some webtoon artists away from Unicon to bring in the younger crowd, and when Hyun asks how she plans to get them to switch platforms, Ta-mi says she’s got something better than money — threats.

Hyun disagrees as usual, but her arguments are calm and rational now. She suggests they take a less risky strategy (in terms of professional courtesy and moral standards) if they can get the same results, and Ta-mi promises to give it some thought.

Joon-soo follows his girlfriend Dong-joo to where she’s filming her mukbang show, but she’s still mad at him after finding out from Mo-gun that he’s been cheating on her. She says she wants to date other guys, too, and she’s already got her eye on Mo-gun himself. While he’s in the restroom, Dong-joo swipes his phone.

Ta-mi takes Ah-ra with her to scout the first webtoon artist, Count Kim, since Ah-ra is a big fan. Ta-mi lets AH fangirl at Count Kim a little, hoping to butter him up. But he’s annoyed that Ta-mi is letting a rookie pitch to him, and he even insults her cheap canvas bag and inexpensive clothes.

In an offended tone, Ta-mi asks if an old bag disrupts his work, or if old clothes keep his brain from working. She says that she hired Ah-ra without a resume or interview, and that while Ah-ra may not be the best in their field, Count Kim wouldn’t do very well working for their company, either. She slams the contract in front of him and tells him to get back to them.

After he’s gone, Ta-mi dumps everything from her and Ah-ra’s bags onto the table and switches them, giving Ah-ra her nice, expensive bag. She tells Ah-ra that she’s young and doesn’t have much, but that young people buy nice bags to hide that fact.

Ah-ra cries on the bus, clutching her new bag gratefully. As she walks home, Ta-mi remembers when Mo-gun accused her of thinking him dumb and immature, yet he manages to make very mature decisions.

The next day, Hyun calls a meeting over an emoticon that’s being released soon. Half the team are disgusted by it, while the other half don’t see a problem — LOL, it’s a bunny pouring sauce over his sweet and sour pork. It’s the old “dip versus pour” controversy, guaranteed to cause impassioned arguments, and Ta-mi’s team immediately splits into two factions.

As dippers, Ta-mi, Jenny, and Bong-ki are offended by the emoticon, while Brian, Alex, and Ah-ra think they’re overreacting to the “right” way to eat sweet and sour pork. The controversy amuses Hyun, who decides to release the emoticon as-is, and to publish an official apology to the dippers that’s so serious it’s funny.

The next morning, Hyun is upset to learn that her favorite makjang drama, What’s Wrong With My Mother-In-Law?, has been canceled. But she cheers up when Jenny calls to tell her that the emoticon is causing exactly the controversy Hyun hoped for, and even made it onto the real-time rankings.

To round out the crazy morning, Joon-soo’s girlfriend Dong-joo has used his phone to send a company-wide email outing Joon-soo as a cheater, and she names Hyun as his side piece. Hyun charges into work and beelines for Joon-soo, who still hasn’t seen the email because he “lost” his phone.

Hyun doesn’t even pause as she smacks Joon-soo upside the head with her tablet and screams that the least he could do if he was going to cheat is not get caught. Joon-soo asks if she heard about it from Ta-mi, so Hyun confronts Ta-mi next, for knowing and not telling her that Joon-soo was cheating.

Ta-mi backs away slowly as she tries to explain, but Hyun chases her out of the office and all over the Barro building, hee. Ta-mi appeals to Hyun by reminding her that there are CCTV cameras everywhere and she’s an ex-con, but Hyun screeches that she should have thought of that before withholding information.

Ta-mi insists that she threatened Joon-soo to make him tell Hyun the truth. Hyun suddenly puts the clues together and figures out that Ta-mi used to date Joon-soo, but Ta-mi says it was only a month and he cheated on her, too. She actually aegyos at Hyun as she says they’re both victims, but Hyun just leaps over a desk at her.

The team go out for beers after work, minus Hyun, and Ta-mi gasps that she hasn’t run this much since her last college track meet, ha. Alex notices that the controversial emoji has gone up a few rungs in the rankings, which just sets off the dip-versus-pour argument again.

Ta-mi tunes them out when she sees Ga-kyung walk into the bar with Mo-gun, both of them smiling and laughing. She goes to the restroom to avoid them, but Ga-kyung enters right after her, and asks if Ta-mi is avoiding her or Mo-gun. Ta-mi retorts that she’s equally curious why Ga-kyung isn’t avoiding her, asking if Ga-kyung is even embarrassed by what her husband did.

Mo-gun sees Ta-mi leaving the restroom and breaks into a huge grin, which fades as Ta-mi walks out. He follows her to the street, but she holds up a hand to warn him not to approach. They stand that way for a long time, each waiting to see what the other will do, and Mo-gun is the first to turn and walk away. Ta-mi whispers after him, “Stop playing with my heart. I’m so scared.”

Ta-mi throws herself into work the next day, but she can’t get the image of Ga-kyung and Mo-gun laughing together out of her mind. Today’s mini-crisis is that the rankings are being dominated by a story about a laptop whose battery exploded and injured a cat.

One problem is that when anyone tries to search the laptop model, a calculator is the first thing that pops up, so Ta-mi gives instructions to have the calculator excluded from searches matching the laptop model number. Belatedly, Ta-mi remembers that that laptop brand (Lex) is made by KU Group.

Ga-kyung also knows about the laptop, and she’s summoned to meet with Chairman Jang. She tells Chairman Jang that the laptop was two years old and the battery one year past its warranty, meaning that KU Group is not legally responsible. Chairman Jang snaps that they serve the people and shouldn’t make excuses.

However, she blames Ga-kyung’s father, whose company sells KU Group the laptop batteries. Both of Ga-kyung’s parents show up right on cue, and they grovel pathetically to Chairman Jang, offering to apologize and compensate the victim. Ga-kyung father says that this has never happened before so it’s likely user error, but Chairman Jang snarls that that attitude is why his business went under.

She asks Ga-kyung if the laptop is still in the rankings, and Ga-kyung says it is, but she can’t delete it or it will make things worse. Chairman Jang orders her to at least take down the articles, but Ga-kyung says they’ve already been warned by the head office not to manipulate rankings in any way. Chairman Jang nods, then says there’s no reason for Ga-kyung to be her daughter-in-law if that’s the case.

Jin-woo, who’s been listening in, finally speaks up and says that’s enough. Chairman Jang demands to speak to him in private, but he says he’ll drive Ga-kyung’s parents home first. Ga-kyung is annoyed by her parents’ subservience and storms out.

She goes to see In-kyung and remind her not to mess with the rankings or search results, and In-kyung is impressed that Ga-kyung stood up to Chairman Jang. Jin-woo stops when he sees her sitting alone at a bus stop. She says she last rode a bus in high school when Hyun invited her to Hongdae for pizza, and when he asks if that’s the same Hyun who smashes his car, she says not to take it personally — Hyun will smash anything if you just ask her to. Okay, that made me laugh.

Jin-woo takes Ga-kyung to a hotel and gets her a room so she doesn’t have to go home to either mother. He even pays the smoking fine in advance so she can smoke in the room all she wants, then he leaves her to enjoy a peaceful evening alone.

Ta-mi grows annoyed that Mo-gun hasn’t contacted her in several days, so she tries calling him, but it goes straight to voicemail. She goes to see Da-in and confesses that she never acts like this. She complains that she’s been focusing on work lately because the more she works, the better results she gets, while in love, the more she loves the more she gets hurt.

The game of phone tag with Mo-gun is driving her nuts, and Da-in says that if Mo-gun is ignoring Ta-mi’s calls, then he’s obviously playing push-and-pull with her. Ta-mi asks if she should just go see him, and Da-in says one of two things will happen… it will work out well, or it won’t. Ta-mi decides that either option is better than nothing.

But when she shows up at Mo-gun’s place, Sun-woo tells her that Mo-gun left town to go fishing. Disgusted with herself, Ta-mi goes looking for Mo-gun anyway. She paces the pier, watching every boat for a glimpse of him.

He’s still out on the water when he receives a message from Sun-woo that Ta-mi came by, and he sees that she tried to call him. He smiles the biggest happy-boy smile and tells the boat captain he won’t be back tomorrow as planned.

Tm finally sees his boat enter the marina, and when Mo-gun spots her, his eyes fly wide open. When he gets off the boat, he tells Ta-mi that she’s mean, but she replies that she resents him right now. He apologizes, and that makes Ta-mi even angrier as she asks why he’s being nice after turning his back on her the other night.

She admits that she’s mad because she’s embarrassed that he knows too much about her. She complains that he keeps tearing down her carefully-built walls, and when Mo-gun just grins, she snaps at him to say something. He tells her he didn’t catch any fish, so he buys some food and they sit to have a picnic.

Mo-gun tells Ta-mi that he didn’t come closer the other night because he felt she was telling him not to. She takes a shot of soju and admits that seeing him with Ga-kyung really upset her, and she’s thought about whether it’s because he was there with someone she doesn’t like, or because he was with another woman. She says she’s still not sure, but she has figured out that Mo-gun means something to her.

Mo-gun says that’s because he’s been with her during some hard times, but not to get it confused with gratitude, and Ta-mi retorts that no woman would drive two hours just out of gratitude. She says that of course she enjoys being liked by a young, decent guy, so it’s natural that she likes him back.

She says that she’s risking a lot to be here, and that even after enjoying time with him, she still wants to go back to her everyday life. Mo-gun asks her to let him know when he becomes a part of that everyday life — he’s not an amusement park that you visit for fun then leave.

He says he wants her to confess that she likes him once he’s part of her regular life, instead of just running to yell at him when she’s upset. Ta-mi admits that Mo-gun makes her uncomfortable, but also excited. Mo-gun replies that he’ll tell her how he feels once he’s part of her everyday life.

He takes her to his hotel to get her a room, but she asks to sleep in the second bed in his room. Mo-gun asks if she’s not scared of him, and LOL, her face. He lets her stay in his room and gives her his shirt to sleep in, which leaves him shirtless, and when Ta-mi acts scandalized, Mo-gun reminds her that she’s already seen it all (and that she didn’t just look, either — cheeky boy).

As they lie in their separate beds later, Mo-gun thanks Ta-mi for coming for him. He turns to face her and says she looks really pretty from the back, but he’d love to see her face. Ta-mi turns over to face him, and after a long moment, Mo-gun gets up to sit on the floor by her bed.

He cracks open a beer and offers to share, so Ta-mi gets up to sit across from him. She answers his question now: “I’m not afraid of you. Ever since we met, all this time.” She reaches for the beer again but Mo-gun doesn’t let go, his expression growing intense as he tells her not to show her weak side, because it feels like an invitation.

 
COMMENTS

These two will be the death of me. Their chemistry is off the charts, and the way Mo-gun looks at Ta-mi… well, I don’t know how she’s not leaping at him right now. I don’t think that Ta-mi’s request to stay in Mo-gun’s room was as innocent as she pretends, but I do hope that if anything happens, she owns her part in it. Mo-gun is a very patient man, but I don’t think he’d take well to Ta-mi letting something happen between them, then putting the blame on him. I actually don’t anticipate anything physical happening between Mo-gun and Ta-mi quite yet, but it’s just a matter of time, and when it does happen I want it to be a happy thing.

This episode was great in that we got to learn more about why Ta-mi has been so resistant to Mo-gun despite the fact that she obviously likes him, and I completely empathize with her. Love has been painful for her, so she’s walled off her heart and focused on work for years. Then here comes this smart, handsome, charismatic kid who displays all the signs of being a major heart-breaker, and she can’t stop him from busting through the emotional barriers she’s put up. She’s scared to get hurt, on top of the humiliation she’d feel if she let herself fall for a younger guy, then got dumped and became a stereotype.

But she’s also gaining the courage to be honest with Mo-gun about how she feels, which is a huge improvement and really nice to see. And his reactions are perfect — he listens, he confirms that his feelings are real, but he doesn’t push her. In fact, I’ve forgiven him for being pushy in the beginning, because ever since Ta-mi clearly told him no then they naturally crossed paths again, Mo-gun has been a lot better about letting things happen instead of making them happen. Other than the two times Ta-mi was in a crisis, he’s refrained from approaching her without invitation. He tells Ta-mi in plain language what he wants from her and this relationship, but he gives her space to get there on her own time. And it’s paying off, because Ta-mi is now coming towards him instead of backing away, and she’s beginning to let him in on an emotional level. I think they still have a long way to go, but that if they keep up the communication and honesty, they’ll get there.

I’ll admit that I haven’t warmed up to Ga-kyung at all, because of the way she treats Ta-mi specifically and other people in general, but this episode went a long way towards explaining why she is the way she is. We saw that she used to be a kind and thoughtful girl, and we know that even when she first knew Ta-mi she had strong morals and ethical beliefs. But somewhere along the way she’s seen her family’s business break down, has watched her parents kowtow to Chairman Jang for work and money, and she was even sold to KU Group as a bride for a man she didn’t love. That would be enough to erode anyone’s good nature, but on top of that, Chairman Jang unabashedly uses Ga-kyung’s position at Unicon to keep anything negative about KU Group out of the public eye. I still can’t say I like Ga-kyung since, as Ta-mi said, she made her own choices, and she’s done plenty of awful things out of spite or hatred. But I do think there’s room for Ga-kyung to redeem herself if that’s where the show wants to take her character, though it’s going to take a lot of change on her part to convince Ta-mi to ever trust her again.

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OMG!! LollyPip, you are on a roll!! Thanks for doing another post just a few days after Episode 5's one. Love these breakdown posts.

The moment between Ta Mi and Ah Ra was my favorite, because it was just lovely to see a heartfelt interaction between a mentee and her mentor. Scarlett running after her cheating ex was hilarious, love that she wears sneakers whenever she's about to be in fighting mode ha smart and practical! I really hope that Ta Mi and Ga-kyung are able to repair their friendship again.

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Thank you @lollypip. Your recaps are as enjoyable as the episodes and remind me of all the things I loved.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks Ta-mi and Mo-gun have amazing chemistry and that their relationship holds promise.

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What a bad day for Scarlett: her favorite makjang is cancelled and her boyfriend cheated on her and she found out in the worst way possible.

Ah-ra and Ta-mi's conversation about the handbag and being young and all was very touching. Ta-mi apologizing to Ah-ra that she also contributed to how society became like that was heartfelt. I also cried along with Ah-ra on the bus.

Also, the chase scene this episode was the funniest.

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This show hits all the right notes for the right reasons for me. Each character, from the badass female leads to their respective partner, to each of the team members at Barro keeps showing us more growth and depth, which not many other dramas can pull off. Kudos to the casting director. You chose well. And guess what, it keeps getting better. Keep going on the right direction show! I'm rooting for you, hardcore!

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I really love all the women characters in this drama! I even love Ga-kyung! She is not the typical villian with no back-story of why she is the way she is! And RAWR at that last scene!

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Lollypiiiiiiiip!!!!! Queeen!!!! Dang, you are churning these out quickly like Morgan and his quips!

I really do love this show and can't wait for you to catch up!

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Also, Cha Hyun is lyfe.

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I want to ❤️ 💕 this so much, Cha Hyeon is seriously one of the best kdrama characters.

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Mo-gun and Ta-mi's chemistry is, like Lollypip said, OFF THE CHARTS. I didn't know two people could be so passionate with just their eyes. And I'm sincerely hoping that out of all the dramas out there, maybe the romance in this drama could actually happen in real life. Two professionals respecting and admiring each other while working and striving for love through understanding and patience. They give each other time to dedicate themselves to their work but know that a relationship requires commitment in everyday life. I love it so much!!

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I love the relationship between all the women in this show, but one thing bother me, why TaMi keep going at GaGyung whenever they met, they already ended they relationship on bad terms, and now are rivals in their professional fields, I don't feel like that feel TaMi's character at all and it's just weird.

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Well somehoe Tami was the victim of foul play by KP group, Ga Kyung and her husband multiple times. Everytime she suffered, she voiced it against those who hurt her and I think that's reasonable. She didn't come against Ga Kyung with no reason. Also because Tami used to respect Ga Kyung deeply, she was hurt even more when these things keep happening.

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But it was already months ago, and it's not like their relationship wasn't frayed already before that, plus it's not like TaMi is a beacon of fairplay herself, but she is weirdly hang on on GaGyung wrongdoings, when she is doing pretty much the same to beat up Unicon.

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Ta-mi was personally attacked, she was the target. She works to get Barro to win over Unicorn, but she didn't attack Ga-kyung personally like they did to her. I don't consider Ga-kyung firing Mo-gun and Ga-kyung's husband putting Ta-mi name on top search to be distant memories.

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It's be great to see them on good terms again and together with Barro team fight to bring down the evil mother in law!

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Yes, but in the same episode she admitted that she prefer to use underhand practice ex. threats to legit one, so she has no moral higher grounds here, and I find it weird that her interaction with GG are only this.

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Tami using underhanded tactics are BUSINESS related. Everything Ga Kyung has done to her has been personal. Tami even told her she wouldn't attack her husband because Ga Kyung and he are family. Business is cutthroat but it's not personal. Ga Kyung and her husband have attacked Tami, not Barro. Those incidents have been ongoing, they are not just in the past.

Tami doesn't even talk to her. Ga Kyung is the first to engage 90% of their interactions. Ga Kyung isn't a nice person. She ceased to be Tami's friend without even the courtesy of telling her. While Tami knew Ga Kyung had changed she thought there were lines Ga Kyung wouldn't cross. She was wrong.

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Ta-mi said so but since we're talking about 'why Ta-mi keeps going at Ga-kyung whenever they meet', I'm just saying that because Ta-mi is the victim of Ga-kyung and her husband's personal attack on Ta-mi herself, while Ta-mi never attacked Ga-kyung personally. Ta-mi's intention is fully on making Barro's market share bigger than Unicorn's and to be the number one search portal, it's never been about attacking Ga-kyung, while Ga-kyung and her husband keep poking at Ta-mi. Even in this episode, it was Ga-kyung who provoked Ta-mi first by asking whether Ta-mi avoided her or Mo-gun, Ta-mi didn't start the conversation or even wanted to meet Ga-kyung in the first place.

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"Ga-kyung and her husband keep poking at Ta-mi It's not really the case. Gakyung didn't know that her husband did that. It was not her idea neither. The husband did one thing, a bad one I agreed, but it was not against Ta-Mi herself but to protect his wife.

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To me it doesn't change the fact that it was a personal attack against Ta-mi and Ta-mi has the right to be upset. Ga-kyung didn't know from the start but she did learn about it later. She knew that was wrong and told her husband to apologize to Ta-mi. Everyone knew whatever the intention was, Ta-mi was the victim and it explains why Ta-mi asked Ga-kyung why she wasn't avoiding Ta-mi, was she not embarrassed.

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You said "keep poking". The husband did one attack. I didn't say he was right and Tammy didn't have the right to be upset. But keep poking and one attack, it's clearly not the same. The husband doesn't care about Unicon and Barro, or Gakyung and Tammy conflict, he only cares about Gakyung as his wife. He doesn't have any reason to keep poking Tammy. Avoiding Tammi would change what? Nothing. Gakyung doesn't run away like Tammy does.

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Of course Ga-kyung's husband only did it once, but combining with being kicked from Unicorn and Mo-gun getting fired because of her, it sure feels as a string of multiple occasions when Ta-mi is personally attacked by Ga-kyung's side? And since OP said "Ta-mi keeps going at Ga-kyung", I only explain that Ta-mi doesn't, she only talks back when they come at her.
And it's not like avoiding Ta-mi would change anything. It's simply that Ga-kyung knew her husband threw Ta-mi under the bus for Ga-kyung's sake, Ta-mi thought Ga-kyung would have at least refraining from touching Ta-mi for the time being, but of course Ga-kyung had to poke at her again in Ta-mi's moment of vulnerability. Ta-mi didn't start it, Ga-kyung did.

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Kinda late to the party,

And as I have just finished episode 6, I don't see Ta-Mi doing anything out of the ordinary in this episode.
They met in their husband's office and in the bathroom.

Conversation was short and to the point, Ta-Mi's "unhappiness", if you will, was not misplaced at all.

You do have to remember that Ta-Mi and Ka-Kyung worked together for 13 years, only for Ka-Kyung to throw it all away for her "family".

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I don’t think GG ever considered the MIL family.

The key point is Tammy’s sense of betrayal on both a personal level and at a professional level. GG and Tammy both wrote the code of ethics that Tammy posted - GG’s Action’s are contrary to everything they agreed to.

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I think deep down,
Ta-Mi wants Ka-Kyung to change.

To be her old self.

Because to me, you will only be bothered and "go at" someone if the person matters to you.

The moment apathy sets in, it means the relationship is effectively over.

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Exactly.

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Ta Mi and Ah Ra's scene was so beautifully done. Touched all the right places.

And I don't know why but I love Ga-Kyung for some weird reason. But does anyone else feel for her character or is it just me?!
Aaah Help!

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Me too. I'm rooting for all the three couples in this drama. Also fall hard for the Ga Kyung- Jin Woo couple and just hope they'll have a happy ending. Ga Kyung is a character that's hard to hate, even after all that we saw. She is someone we can sympathize and expect to see more character growth from.

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I cannot agree more. It's sooo hard to hate her!

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The actress was the golfer's wife in 'Misty' (and is the wife of Lee Sun-kyun in real life). She gives off this 'vibe' where you're compelled to like her regardless of how evil her character is acting.

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Exactly! And on top of that she is STUNNING!

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I frankly adore Ga Kyung, I love a layered character and she has that in droves. If Unicom won, I would be okay because I love Ga Kyung so much.

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To be really honest, I love Ta-Mi I really really do. She's the reason i started this show. But Ga-Kyung's character is like an onion. I relate to how layered she is, and it's beautiful how the show manages to show us pieces every episode in such a subtle way but with so much depth.

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I like her a whole lot. I did not at the start, but the more we see of her the more I like her. There's something she does with stillness that's fascinating - at first, in interactions with Ta Mi, it came off as aloof arrogance and was distasteful. But now we've seen her with her mother-in-law, and it turns out that that stillness is actually something else completely. With her mother-in-law, it's like Jurassic Park: if she just stays quiet and still enough, maybe the velociraptor won't slice her in two.

So it's made me view her stillness very differently, especially now we've got the reference of her flashbacks. When she married, it looks like she went into shutdown mode (and not voluntarily, it's survival-oriented). She's slicing out as much emotion as possible to survive her mother-in-law, and it's oozed into all other parts of her life.

I very, VERY much like what the actress is doing here.

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THANK YOU FOR TYPING OUT WHAT I FELT SO WELL!
It really breaks my heart when she says all she wants is to disappear. She looks the most badass out of everyone and ready for war anytime, and is sometimes pure evil but something about her, i think her vibe and like you mention her stillness, just i don't know..I just want someone to give her a hug haha.

Jeon Hye-JIn is seriously killing it.

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I really like how you phrase this 'shutting down emotion for survival.' Looking at her, it is so true. When faced with a daily life like hers I think you either go mad, or just stop feeling altogether in order to remain somewhat sane.

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I want more Gakyung and her husband! I want to know more about them. Because if it looks like she hates her mother-in-law, she doesn't hate him at all.

For Mo-gun and Ta-Mi relationship, I am divided between their relationship and the way it is shown. I could like it but the way it's filmed and the way some encouters are made, bother me sometimes.

I'm curious if Da-in and Mo-Gun know each other. They both were abroad and do music. And it's a kdrama.

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I've been nervous about Da-in for a while. Too much in common with Mo-Gun.

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Spot on for the Ta Mi and Mi Gun relationship, it's the least interesting to me. You have artuculated how I feel. I think it would have been better if they were already established before the drama started.

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Ta-mi and Ahra! That scene made me cry. Such a heartwarming moment.

The chemistry, the electric vibe, the stare, everything on that last scene was done right! Got a little frustrated it ended there 😅

Thanks for the recap @lollypip!! 💜

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My favorite moment in this episode was when Brian said he wanted Hyun to join the conversation because Hyun as he knew would take Ta-mi's side. My heart melted.
Also loved it when Ta-mi gave Ah-ra her bag and said she's sorry she contributed to the system. The dialogues in this drama are so clever and heartfelt.
And watching Mo-gun and Ta-mi makes me wish Jang Ki-yong and Im Soo-jung would be a couple in reality. I rarely wish actors who work together become a couple in reality, but I like this pair's attraction to each other and their maturity so much. There's something really soft and certain about them, probably because they're both honest and well-grounded individuals.

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tbh i kind of lost my faith in kdramas (after My Mister) to the point of actively avoiding it but this drama is breath of fresh air. I love bow they are keeping the story intresting with focussing on the high paced work environment , work environment , quirky characters and then using the romance aspect to slow it down a bit. Its usually the other way round in kdrama where romance take the front seat. I like it .. i like it a lot especially the powerful female centric dynamic.
Tami is an example of a person/boss who earns people respect and loyalty then trying to buy her or demanding . She took her employer Jennie side rather than trying to win over that douche bag web toon artist . And then gave her bag to her right way with a valuable lesson . Jennie will be forever loyal to her because Tami earned it.
The best antagonists are which are morally grey , they are not a straight up baddie which Ga Kyung is. And in this episode we were shown a little insight on her back story which made her more intresting. Small backstories like this really fleshes out the characters and we will see more of it hopefully .
And lol who wouldn't love Scarlet , she is probably a fan favourite. So badass yet so adorable and quirky. Lol.
All in a they are doing a great job , hoping they keep up with this quality. I have no complaints .
Looking forward to you next recap @lollypip . Love your recaps. Thank you.

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One of the things I love about this drama is that it's not only showing these female friendships growing but also them falling apart, and just how much that hurts. When someone you respect does something terrible to you, or when someone you're starting to respect, hides something from you.

There are some very interesting parallels, in that I imagine that at one point Ga Kyung and Ta Mi were like Ta Mi and Ah ra are today: mentor and mentee. Ga Kyung was someone Ta Mi had looked up to, which is why it now hits harder when she shows all the ugly sides.

But Ta Mi should also appreciate that she and Ga Kyung are quite similar, and that Hyung is now acting as the break on Ta Mi's actions, in the same was as she was once the control on what Ga Kyung was willing to do.

It's cleverly written with those shifting relationships, and I'm really loving it.

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You make a very valid point about the parallels in the relationship between the three women. I think Ta Mi is similar to Ga Gyung professionally, so far she draws the line at personal attacks, unlike Ga Gyung. But it's so possible that it's the same slope Ga Gyung was on that led to her being who she is now. I find it interesting how Cha Hyeon is so physically violent but somehow has the higher moral compass than both of them.

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I like all three women with their beta-men lovers but Scarlett is the one who has my heart. I thought she would be a tropey evil unhappy business woman type (like the editor in Romance is a Bonus book) but she loves business, loves cheesy dramas, loves romance, and loves life. What could be better? I wish i could see more of everyone's family. What's Scarlett's family like, i wonder?

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I didn't like Cha Hyeon at first because her physical violence is something I found worrying. But at the workplace she had definitely become my favourite. She's the kind of person I would want on my team or she just want to be like. I like how she's level headed - I was irked when she said she would always be against Ta Mi just because - but she has valid reasons (which I agree with) for her opposition and her approach is so much cleaner.

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I'd read on the fanwall people complaining that Tami was OOC in her interactions with Morgan. I have always felt the opposite and this episode confirmed it for me. It wasn't ooc, it is exactly who Tami is, she was just hiding it. She built up walls to stop being herself from being hurt. She no longer wanted to be foolish for love but I counter that love makes you occasionally foolish. I am glad her carefully built walls are being knocked down. She is a badass business woman so she should be a little vulnerable in her personal life. Balance is good for everyone. She has reservations about dating a younger guy which is completely reasonable and it might not end well but I say enjoy it while it lasts.

I don't like Ga Kyung. I don't sympathize with her and I don't really care if she has a redemption arc. She and her husband are selfish and I don't accept the reasons that are being shown as the catalyst. You would think they wouldn't want to treat people how they are being treated.

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I agree with that part about treating people how you are being treated. Although now I definitely understand her better, I still will not understand how she could so cruelly have that guy from the bar pour a bucket of alcohol over himself. I know there's a psychology behind it all, but that's just disgusting behaviour for no reason.

As for Ta Mi and Mo-Gun, I am still enjoying their relationship. I understand Ta Mi is conflicted about it. I don't think she was ever unfair to him though. And he's an adult, he's seen how she is, and he still likes her, so...

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Ga Kyung just isn't a nice person anymore.

Totally agree about TaMi and Morgan. He's a big boy and knows what he's getting into.

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Ga Kyung is not a nice person, and that ice bucket scene was painful, but I do also sort of get it.

For 10 years, she's been doing things she hates because someone else had power over her. It's a curious and poisonous power, because at any time Ga Kyung COULD just say no and leave... but she won't, because it would mean ruining her parents and also because she's come this far already and given up so much, what's a little more.

The temptation to wield that power over someone else, and the ability to switch roles in that relationship... It's probably cathartic. In some ways, it tells Ga Kyung that she's not as weak as she probably tells herself; that plenty of people do make similar, voluntary choices when confronted by someone with power.

So was it ugly? Hell yes. Is it also somewhat understandable? Yup. Should it be forgiven? I wouldn't go that far - you don't get to write off your bad behavior just because someone was mean to you, but at least knowing the context means it's likely an action rooted in her situation, not a natural and sadistic impulse.

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I really love the dialogue; you can so relate! Ta-mi saying that she prefers work because she gets hurt in love, Mo-gun saying he’s not an amusement park, their fish tank banter, etc. Laveeeet 💕

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I felt so sorry for coffee girl Ah Ra and wanted to smack the cocky webtoon artist Count Kim. But that was a logical way of changing Ah Ra's wardrobe.

I was as disappointed as Scarlett when she discovered "What's Wrong with My Mother-In-Law?" was canceled because her watching the show was one of the highlights of my watching experience.

I finally find Ga Kyung and her husband’s relationship interesting. I don’t know whether they always had this level of formality in their relationship or they ever had a more normal marriage and became like this later. I also don’t know whether they married because Jin Woo loved her already or he fell in love with her after the marriage. I dislike what he did to Ta Mi strongly but not many husbands in his place would genuinely offer to help a man their wife has/had a fling with.

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Jin Woo is definitely messed up from how his mom treats him. Ruin an innocent person's life while rewarding a guilty person. He is trash.

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It sounds like Ga Kyung and her husband had virtually NO relationship, and any sympathy that's built up between them since then is the result of proximity and Jin Woo's understanding that they're both being used as tools in a family game.

It also looks like Jin Woo is aware that, while he has no active role in making Ga Kyung's life horrible, his mother's fixation on Ga Kyung does in some way end up as his responsibility. If he was more capable, his mother might use him as the tool rather than Ga Kyung. If he didn't exist, his mother wouldn't have had the means to control Ga Kyung. Given that it's pretty clear that he's developed a deep admiration and very possibly love for Ga Kyung, knowing his own (very passive!) role in her abuse must kill him. And frankly, I don't know there's much he can do about it other than support Ga Kyung if and when she decides to move.

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Dont know why but i cried when Brian revealed he got Scarlett in because he didnt want Tami to hear the news alone. Then I cried again for Ellie and her new bag. I am so happy Tami stood up for her against the rude cartoonist.

I kept yelling at my screen for Mogun and Tami to just kiss but alas, they didnt listen.

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