Okay, so how did Tae-wook really manage to swallow his pride enough to go back to that scandalous/corrupt law firm and ask to work for them so that he can defend his wife who they hung out to dry and laughed about it in his face? Forget balls of steel, that man has reserve of steel, shoot, forget steel, he is just ice, cool calm ice in the face of global warming. He can’t trust anyone there and the heat is coming from all sides. It is eternal summer for my lovely Tae-wook iceberg.
Who is to say that the law firm just won’t make it so that HR loses? Either way they have gotten rid of her. It is a win-win for the law firm and VP no matter which way the court case goes. I had a lovely thought though, what if this is HR’s plan so that she can make GS the VP? I would love that and I really just hope GS and HR’s camaraderie is stronger than his position; I love them as a team the most.
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Shorthand: Misty Character Chart
Ko Hae-ran – HR | Kang Tae-wook – TW | Yoon Song-yi – SY | Jung Ki-chan – KC | Ha Myung-woo – MW | Han Ji-won – JW | Lee Jae-young (Kevin Lee) – JY | Seo Eun-joo – EJ | Jang Gyu-suk – GS | Oh Dae-woong – DW | Lee Yeon-jong – YJ | Kwak Ki-suk – KS | Kang Ki-jun – KJ | Choi Ki-sub – CKS | Park Sung-jae – SJ | Byun Woo-hyun – WH
MISTY LIVE RECAP: EPISODE 12
TW puts on his shirt in his office and starts to button it. Mini flashback of the rich lawyer telling him that his wife asked them to take on her case. He also thinks back to HR telling him that they should separate, and she has pain because of him. TW tells the rich lawyer that he will take the case, he is doing it. The rich lawyer looks at him and smiles and we cut back to TW putting on all this business/war clothing.
Then we cut right to the moment of HR seeing TW in the office. He tells her that he is her attorney. She wonders what he is doing there, and he tells her that he decided to work there to take on this case. HR moves to leave but he tells her that they only have 5 days. No other lawyer will be able to prepare with this amount of time. He is the only one who can take care of it. (speaking in very big jondemal). He tells her that he will just treat her as his client from now on. He sits and wants to get started.
Rewind to KC asking TW if they are taking on the case as a part of the law firm. TW says that is true. KC wants to know if they should make their business card as Gongyul? (he is so happy). TW tells him to get to work and KC says he will.
TW fills in HR on the witness and she wants to know, what witness? He says they don’t have the information, they have to go to court to find out, but she should be mentally ready.
Why is the witness there now? 1st – they don’t want to get involved in a murder scene, 2nd – they have to do the right thing. SJ says this is good for KJ since the case changed. KJ starts acting and SJ claps. But KJ thinks there is something they don’t know. He rubs his head and says that he doesn’t feel good about this.
She calls someone, the manager, but he isn’t picking up the phone. She looks concerned. She keeps calling, but he isn’t picking up with each call. She texts him…
EJ: Where are you now? Don’t try to do anything stupid.
Another meeting. GS looks over something and asks if this is all they have for the headline. HR looks off somewhere, her head isn’t there. The manager says things are peaceful now, so they don’t have much news. GS tells HR that she isn’t’ focused so she apologizes. He tells her that she shouldn’t worry about her trial right now, she can’t be in his position if she can’t distinguish personal matters and work. He tells HR to get all the information and give it to him. The cameraman says he can do it, it is a hoobae’s job. But HR says she will do it and sort it out. They end the meeting and everything wonders why HR isn’t fighting over this.
In the cubicles, the manager says that mood is so bad and looks at HR. They argue a little about that, she asks if he was saying that for her to hear. But he yields to her and doesn’t argue anymore. You live your life like that and I will live my own life. Outside the room, JW talks to the cameraman, they talk about how HR could be fired at any moment, but she still works like this and is even getting a job. Why did she take this job? She doesn’t accept jobs like this so easily. JW thinks HR is either desperate or she wants to F someone, either the VP or the director.
Cut to HR looking up at the director and him looking down at her. GS leaves and HR gets a text from TW.
TW: Basement parking lot, I need to talk to you about the case (big jondaemal)
EJ calls TW while he waits in his car, but he doesn’t pick up. He sees HR at that moment and they look at each other for a moment. EJ hangs up the phone.
HR gets in the car with TW and they drive off. We see that the manager is watching them in his own car.
TW and HR go to a cafe. It is the place where TW confessed his love to HR, so it looks like she doesn’t want to go inside. He tells her that she should go inside. Cut to them sitting in the same seat they sat in all those years ago. TW is happily eating but HR isn’t eating at all. He tells her that she skips a lot of meals and she should eat. At first, he thought she was the bad one about the baby and their marriage life, he thought it was all her fault because she only wanted success and he blamed her for 7 years. He told her that he loved her and trapped her in marriage and forced all his thoughts on her. He was sad that she didn’t understand their marriage and he behaved badly toward her.
HR – What do you want to say?
TW – I am apologizing to you for my ugly pride.
HR – We don’t’ have anything to apologize to each other about. It is not one person’s problem it is just our different goals about marriage
TW – But what if it is love, you told me you started to love me.
HR – That’s why I want to quit the marriage
TW – I know your plan and why you want a divorce and who your next target is after the senator.
They keep going back and forth about this, but HR says she can protect herself, nothing will change. TW tells her that she may know all these things, but he just wants to recover all the things that he ruined, and he wants her to give him that chance.
EJ goes to the police department and talks to KJ. She is worried about what the manager is going to do. She has a bad feeling about it.
Then we cut to the manager looking at HR like he wants to hurt her. He is still in his car and perks up when he sees her. TW is still inside at the table, he opens a soju bottle and pours himself a shot. But he gets a call from the detective before he is able to drink it. He answers and asks what the occasion is.
Then we see HR walking down the street and the manager starting his car.
He accelerates his car and swerves it to hit HR, but TW is able to run and pull her from the car’s path just in time. He asks her if she is okay and they watch the car speeding off.
Then we cut to TW driving HR home. She is still stunned. He tells her that they should go to work together, but she says she can call a cab. He tells her goodnight, but she just gets out of the car. He drives off and HR watches him leave.
Then we cut to TW walking aggressively through a restaurant. He walks to KJ and EJ and immediately asks them what is going on. KJ tells him that the manager thinks HR is the murderer. TW immediately blames EJ, is this her doing too? Why is she worrying about HR? EJ says she is worried about the manager, not HR. He wants to know if EJ thinks he will lose his case and she says they have a witness, he can’t win. TW chuckles and looks kind of evil for a moment. He tells EJ that he will have the manager arrested if he tries something again and KJ feels something as he looks at TW.
KJ walks back and thinks about what TW said, “Do you think I will lose the case? (chuckle)” he sighs and looks off.
Cut to KC at a jimjilbang dancing and singing with someone. He is doing it for the case. TW calls and wants to know how it is going but KC says this guy isn’t opening his mouth at all. What should he do? TW looks at his phone and sees MW’s number…should he call him? We then cut to MW following the manager everywhere. The manager is in a corner store, so MW goes into the store as well. The manager sees MW in the mirror and gets scared, he gets up to leave as if he didn’t get kimchi. But then he sneaks out.
MW runs after him, but the manager is pretty fast. They go through alleys and across streets, but then MW is finally able to catch him. He kicks him to the ground and roughhouses him a bit. Then the manager sees MW’s phone and he sees TW lawyer calling MW. The manager picks up a brick and hits MW with it, then he runs off. MW answers the phone as he bleeds from his head.
Meanwhile, the manager hides and stares at MW from a distance.
HR calls a cab, but KC shows up and tells her that he will take her. The lawyer should be there, but he went to see WH. WH is protecting the witness so much, so TW went to find out. KC opens the door for HR and sings “We will always love youuuuuu,” by Whitney Houston.
Meanwhile, TW has gone to the prosecutors’ office to see who the witness it.
WH is in his office looking at some papers and asks TW why he is there. TW says he is there to see the witness. WH says they were hiding it, but it looks like he knows. He won’t give him up though, they will see him in the courtroom. TW says it doesn’t make sense and it won’t work. WH says he is working hard to make it truthful. They talk back and forth about telling the truth or hiding the truth. WH won’t reveal the identity so TW asks him what kind of surprise show this will be. He is looking forward to it.
GS yells at HR, he heard they have a witness. HR says it is all lies. GS wants to know if they fabricated this witness, what will they do if it is all scripted? HR says she will show everything about how the prosecutor used their power to suppress the media. She has nothing to lose. GS says he won’t approve it, the media shouldn’t be all on one side. He tells her that she will get fired and to do whatever she wants to.
HR leaves. YJ was watching all this go down. It looks like she goes up to HR’s desk to get her information to give to her husband. But HR grabs it from her and asks her what she is doing at her desk. YJ tries to play it off, I was just walking by. HR tells her to continue walking on by, don’t sneak peek her proposal. YJ wonders if she is really going to do it. HR realizes that she isn’t going to just sneak peek it, she also heard it? They argue back and forth about her husband making up things and making up witnesses. They talk to each other about being crazy and HR tells her that she was a reporter and an anchor for the morning news, she may love her husband, but she should know the truth as a person in the media.
YJ runs out and calls her husband, can she speak with him for a moment. HR watches her leave with a slight smile.
YJ tells her husband that HR is making a special about this fabricated witness, is he sure about the case? WH tells his wife that HR is done, she should believe that. But YJ tells him to be careful because HR is a super scary woman. He also says he is busy and has to leave. He rushes out and calls the rich lawyer. He tells him about the stink HR will make about the fabricated witness. But the rich lawyer just tells him that he worried too much, he shouldn’t worry so much, he should handle it himself. WH says he will take care of it and is sorry to make him wor – . Click.
The rich lawyer hangs up on him and WH is left stressed. He and his team decided to reveal the video clip.
TW AND HR
TW and HR go on a little date and talk about the case. They go to the Han River and TW starts to tell HR how to handle a courtroom. Don’t show things with her eyes, the judge will be looking at those things. HR is worried about TW getting hurt with this trial, but he tells her not to worry about that. She asks him one question, why is he doing this much? He says it is because he is Ko Hae-ran’s husband, whatever happens, he promised her that he will be next to her when they got married. She apologized to him and says that she will be sorry to him now and in the future. He tells her that it is okay and they have a moment where they look at each other with the River in the background.
EJ finally gets a call from the manager. She tells him that she was worried about him, did anything happen? He is crying and tells him that Kevin was a bad guy, he was a good person to him, but he was a bad person to EJ. EJ wants to meet and talk but the manager says he just called because he wanted to hear her voice. He hangs up and we see that he is still following TW and HR. EJ calls him back, but he doesn’t pick up.
HR prepares her makeup for trial as if putting on her warrior clothing. She puts on a sharp lip color.
WH prepares for his case with a team of 5 people all looking over paperwork at the same time.
TW calls someone, it is only him and KC. His office is empty as he told KC to go there early. But he gets a restricted text: HR won’t be able to be in court today.
TW immediately calls HR, but HR is still doing her hair, so she can’t hear it. He runs to her place, but he can’t get on the elevator. HR is busy prepping her outfit calmly and TW is frantically running around as he calls her. HR puts on the necklace with the key that TW gave her. He runs outside and down a flight of stairs while still on the phone and he almost gets hit by a car.
Finally, HR sees 7 missed calls from TW. She calls him, what’s the matter? He tells her not to move or open the door for anyone. But someone is already inside. She heard someone open the door. HR looks at him coming into her home. TW wants to know if she is still listening to him and she says she is. TW is in a garage and says he will be there right away. But then the manager runs up to him and hits him hard with a wood plank.
We see that the man in the apartment is the police guy.
Meanwhile, TW is bleeding and on the ground as the manager picks up the wooden plank to hit him again.
In the apartment, KJ tells HR that he is protecting her since they don’t’ know where or what the manager is doing. HR gets a call from MW. She wants to know why he is calling her. MW tells her that lawyer Kang is hurt and she should go to the hospital. They needn’t say nothing but a word as HR drives like a maniac race car driver to the hospital with KJ close behind. The light is about to turn red, so HR revs the engine and beats it. KJ misses it though and watches HR speeding away.
HR runs into the emergency room and asks where KTW is. They tell her that he is inside, so she frantically walks around to each bed, where is he, where is he? Why isn’t he here? But then we see someone grab her shoulder, it is TW. He looks okay.
He looks startled to see her. She asks him if he is okay and he says he is. She immediately grabs him into a big hug and he pauses for a moment before holding her back. He tells her that it is okay, it is okay Hae-ran.
Then we see MW watching them from a distance, but he leaves and walks off somewhere. Flashback of the manager about to hit TW again in the garage, he yells DIE!!! But MW comes in and hits the manager with something. He falls to the ground and MW just looms over him. Then he pulls the wooden mallet back and hits the manager with it, hard…he is probably dead. TW is stunned as he watches this happen.
At the hospital, MW walks past the detective and the detective feels something. He turns.
KJ – Ha Myung Woo!
MW turns and looks at the detective, but he keeps walking away. The detective starts running after MW, but MW disappears in the hospital lobby.
Then we see a flashback of the crime scene from high school. MW says he killed him and HR says she didn’t know what happened (with a very dry face). They both told this to KJ who was the detective at the time. Then he thinks back to grown HR in the interrogation room, does she think he will lose this case? She says, no comment.
KJ calls SJ to check when MW got out of jail. Maybe he thinks MW killed KL?
All the camera people are there to see HR get out of her car and go into the courtroom. TW gets out first and helps HR out of the car. They walk in together with TW protecting HR from the crowd. But the crowd follows them and encroaches on their space as they walk in.
Finally, we get to the court. All the key figures are there: the cameraman, JW, EJ, reporter friend, and the police.
WH walks the hall in his robe and the detective yells at him. He walks over to talk to him. But we then cut to the courtroom.
Everyone rises as the judge sits and we also see WH sit at his place as well. Someone starts to read the case report and they start the trial. WH testifies their case. Based on HR, they found out that she met KL privately and they found her broach in the car. According to KL’s wife, HR and KL were longtime lovers. They found evidence of KL threatening HR. I argue that HR killed KL to cover up the case and made it look like an accident.
The judge starts talking, the accuser doesn’t have to say anything, do they have anything to say?
HR – I cannot accept all the prosecution, or what they say.
Judge – Prosecutor, is the witness there?
WH – Yes, he is here.
GS gets a knock on the door, it is YJ. He called her to come in.
The detective sits in the courtroom and we see the witness sitting at the table. It is an ajusshi. WH asks him his name and job. He says he is retired. WH asks about that night. The witness says he was just taking a night break. He saw the two of them fighting. He knew it was KL. EJ puts her head down and sighs. It looks like everyone knows this guy might be fake.
WH asks him who Kevin Lee was with and he says he saw it.
But then we cut to the previous conversation the detective had with WH, he wants a request. Can he ask the witness it in this way…
WH – Was this person a woman?
The witness says no, it was a man.
Everyone freaks out. HR looks at TW. TW’s hands are gripped tightly.
Detective – The one with Kevin Lee.
WH – Are you sure it was a man?
Witness – Yes, I am sure.
The camera spans to TW but then it spans to the rich lawyer and the VP smiling. It also spans to GS and YJ.
We end with TW looking at the witness.
EJ: My husband died. I heard someone killed my husband.
WH: You too were de facto married, answer my question. Did you think if Kevin Lee dies, you can go to the Blue House?
HR: Thank you so much for what you did for me till this point. So it is harder for me.
News director: HR, who was the best anchor of the Korea, falls to a murder suspect.
YJ: Are you really going to air it like this?
HR: I will let you betray me.
News director: I will definitely kill you. See what happens when you lose everything.
JBC Vice president: You testified favorably to the prosecutor team.
Law firm guy: Just wrap this case up nicely.
Prosecutor superior: We have to sentence her at least more than 10 years as an example.
HR: Even with the well-fabricated lies, nothing can beat the truth. What I am saying is that they overreached just to get me.
EJ: I really want this court to find out who that person is.
TW – Detective Kang Ki-jun, you have been a violent crimes detective for 27 years
KJ – Yes
TW – Detective Kang Ki-jun, as soon a the KL case broke, you picked Ko Hae-ran as a prime suspect, is that right
KJ – Yes
Prosecutor – When did you first know Ko Hae-ran
KJ – 19 years ago….I first knew the name Ko Hae-ran 19 years ago in the Natwondong jewelry shop murder case.
Flashback to the jewelry shop murder case. MW is in the police car and KJ is in the shop. There is a list of people who borrowed money. KJ picks up what looks like a book for money lending. KJ picks up this book and looks inside it. The last person’s name on the list is Ko Hae-ran, she borrowed $1,000 (100k W). KJ sees the money and opens it up, it is all the money in cash.
VO – I heard the Natwondong murderer was caught at the scene, so why are you relating that case to this case?
We see MW in the police car looking at HR with a crowd all around.
KJ – Ko Hae-ran gave a strong motive to the murder, MW.
HR looks at MW in the car as well. But MW can’t look at her and averts his eyes.
KJ – When a normal person is involved in a murder case, there is a strong mental motive (crime of passion).
KJ looks at HR outside the jewelry store closely.
KJ – Something like a big obsession where you believe it is love or jealousy, or a sense of destroyed self-esteem.
The camera cuts to EJ who is also having a hard time looking straight.
KJ – A comparative feeling of losing something when compared to someone else. 19 years ago those things affected the crime at the Natwondong jewelry murder case.
We cut to MW sitting in the courtroom, watching the case.
KJ – A law school hopeful became a murderer suddenly.
TW – So now you are saying that 19 years ago, an only 19-year-old girl instigated murder or hired someone to commit a murder?
KJ – I am telling you, she gave him a strong passionate motive, the most important evidence for a crime of passion, are humans. I think, for the case 19 years ago and for this KL case, the strongest evidence and prime suspect is Ko Hae-ran.
Scene 1: TW decides to work for K&R law firm to defend HR. HR asks him, “What are you doing?” and he tells her, “I am the only lawyer who can protect you.”
Scene 2: JW is suspicious of HR, “She is really desperate or she wants to screw up someone.”
Scene 3: TW takes HR to their old restaurant and he apologies to her, but she doesn’t accept his apology.
Scene 4: Kevin’s manager attempts to kill HR and TW saves her in the nick of time. TW gets angrier at the situation.
Scene 5: MW follows Kevin’s manager and is about to catch him. The manager sees MW’s phone and finds out MW works for TW.
Scene 6: YJ sees HR’s proposal that YJ’s husband fabricated a witness. HR tells YJ, “Even though you love your husband so much, you should know the truth as a reporter.”
Scene 7: HR meets TW before the trial. HR wants to know why TW works so hard. TW tells her, “Because I am HR’s husband.”
Scene 8: TW receives a text message threatening to kill HR. TW runs to HR and tells her, never open door. At that time, TW is attacked.
Scene 9: HR runs to the emergency room after hearing TW is injured. She is so relieved to see that TW’s injury is not serious. She hugs him and cries.
Scene 10: KJ sees MW and realizes this case is similar to the case 19 years before. It seems like he realizes something.
Scene 11: A witness testifies that Kevin Lee was with someone and that person was a man.