Okay y’all, this episode marks the halfway point. Yes, only the halfway point, I know! Are we all still okay? Is the blood pressure alright? I feel like watching Misty is my excuse for working out, my heart races so much at all the plot twists. It has to be equivalent to walking a mile, at least. Maybe running one at my pace.
I am so with Anon who said that they are still a bit worried about the Thailand pictures. I would have sent that USB through a shredder and made a soufflé of it to feed all my enemies. Are USB’s water proof? because I feel like some plumber is going to fish it out in like episode 14. MW will just have to come back and save the day again.
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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
Airing Time: Feb. 24th, 23:00 Seoul
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MISTY LIVE RECAP: EPISODE 8
The song is playing and a girl is stunned. We also see a boy all bloody and they are both staring at something. They are in a jewelry or clock shop and no one is talking. The girl is stunned and crying. Myung-woo tells her to just leave, she has nothing to do with this incident, just leave!
She hugs him and he tells her to just forget about what happened today, don’t tell anyone, you weren’t here today. Leave! Hae-ran slowly backs away and leaves the store. MW stays and cries, he is about to throw up and sits on the floor. HR is running outside and MW is inside, a dead man is laying on the floor.
HR is running down the street, but then she stops. She sees MW as a man. He turns around and we see older HR, MW walks to her and he puts a bloody knife on the table and leaves.
HR wakes up to TW’s voice…Hae-ran….Hae-ran-ah.
She gets up and he asks her if she had a dream…a bad dream? She said yes, but she wants to know if something happened? TW tells her that Kevin Lees case went to the prosecution office.
RICH LAWYER AND WH
The Rich lawyer doesn’t want WH to indict HR, why does he want to investigate this case so much? WH says it is because this case is TW’s case, he will show rich lawyer just how good he is.
DETECTIVE AND EJ
EJ is thankful that she isn’t giving up on Kevin Lee’s case. This is a complete 180 from before. The detective thinks that something is strange and his colleague SJ thinks the same. Why did she change her mind, what is the reason?
HR is sitting at her makeup table at home, she is thinking that it is okay, everything will be okay. She will be fine now and in the future. Meanwhile, EJ thinks to herself, who will have the most damage, the murderer, or HR? She grips the chip in her hand and we see a split screen between EJ and HR
Everyone is at a meeting. JW says that the case they are working on is suspicious. But the director wants all the facts, all JW has is circumstantial evidence. She has a recording, but no hard facts. JW says that she interviewed 3 people, but she doesn’t have the evidence. She didn’t get it. GS says that they won’t report it…the news is fact. Everyone hammered JW about her reporting during this meeting.
JW hurries and catches up with HR afterward. She says that she saw everyone’s faces from the pictures. HR tells her that she needs to get those pictures, they need to see those faces. HR tells JW that they have investigated this several times but they couldn’t show it because they didn’t have the evidence. JW says that she can show the picture and HR gives her 5 minutes to bring it. JW runs off happily to fetch it.
TW AND COLLEAGUE
TW tells his colleague that HR is hot-headed. She will say whatever she needs to say in whatever position she is in. The sunbae asks about the Kevin Lee case, does TW think it is okay?
Cut to the rich lawyer telling TW that the prosecutor WH wanted to take on this case. But everything will be as they planned.
Then cut back to TW and his sunbae, he tells the sunbae that the biggest law firm in Korea will take on her case (the rich lawyer’s law firm). The sunbae thinks this might be okay then. And we cut to the rich lawyer telling TW…thank you for coming back to our law firm.
KC is confused, why is TW wrapping up their business? TW tells him that he is going back to that big law firm. KC understands, but he turns his back and is distressed. He just lost a job. But then TW tells him that they can go there together. KC turns around and hugs TW, he is so happy. He runs to the closet and tells his wife that he is working for the big law firm now! Then he comes out and tells TW that he has to wrap up the fight against the company before he goes to the big law firm. All the while TW didn’t look too happy about leaving his company.
TW and KC go to the company and see EJ there. TW tells her that she doesn’t have to be there, but she wants to be there. They leave together and get on the elevator. But then two people come onto the elevator and start to talk about the case. HR’s wife is handling EJ’s husband’s murder case. They are all crazy! How can they handle things like this? People think that HR was great, but her image went away, the woman really liked her and everyone hated Kevin Lee.
They get off the elevator, but then EJ follows them. She tells them that they need some evidence that KL and HR had something. They ask who she is and she says that she is KL’s wife. They need evidence, why do they say these things, give her the evidence! it is not true! Do you know how much the victims are suffering! if you are the victim can you just talk about it like that! My husband died and I have a baby who won’t know his father’s face, but these rumors will hurt him forever like a scarlet mark. Have you thought about that!
She starts wailing in the open area as all the people look at her. TW is by her side.
HR calls the prison guard to see where MW lives, but they don’t know. Then she gets a call from the reporter friend. The reporter tells her that she will be in that position of the government speaker. HR is shocked and SY is as well. She says that the government decided, she doesn’t know who performed this magic, but it has been decided.
EJ sits at TW’s dest and he gives her some tea. He asks her if she is okay now and she tells him that she is sorry. She should have just let it go, but she couldn’t control himself. He tells her that he knows how she feels but she says that he couldn’t possibly guess how it feels. Then she tells him that she really hates her husband, how did he die like that and why with HR?
TW gives her his handkerchief to wipe her tears. Then EJ wants to know if TW is okay, doesn’t he hate HR when he hears those rumors. But TW says that he wasn’t a good husband, he gave her a hard time a lot and he left her alone a lot. If the rumor is true, maybe it is because of him. It might have happened because he was not good enough. But if it isn’t true, then it is also his fault. He should have just blocked all these rumors from spreading around and he feels so sorry for her. But the thing he is the sorriest about is that he also suspected her. So he is the most sorrowful about it because he was swayed by the rumors.
EJ thinks for a moment and then wipes her tears some more. She takes a deep breath and asks him, what if it was true? What if KL and HR’s relationship was true? What if there is evidence out there somewhere? Do you think you could say things like that then? Eh?
TW tells her that HR said she didn’t do it so he will trust what she said. EJ thinks, ah…okay. Fine. Let me leave now, I will go home by myself. She leaves, but then she stops at the door and tells TW that HR has a past that she can’t talk about. TW says that he knows a little bit, but EJ says that he doesn’t know anything about her painful past. She leaves.
EJ grabs a taxi and takes a deep breath inside. They drive off and MW watches her driving out. It looks like he might have put a bug in TW’s office? he is listening to something.
Meanwhile, TW is back in his office thinking hard. He sits at his desk and the camera scrolls to the bug under his table. MW is listening in on everything and looks off toward EJ.
BLUE HOUSE MEETING
HR meets with the BH representative and they talk about her future job. HR wants to ask him a question, why do they want to hire her? She has a rumor. But the BH guy tells her that people trust what she says more than gossip and she is the best candidate. To him, he is half trusting her and the decision maker half trusts her as well. HR’s truth is the only thing that can prove her quality. HR tells him that she will do News 9 until this week and she will clean out her surroundings. BH guy leaves and HR continues to sit at the desk.
HR walks out and talks to TW on the phone, she can’t believe this has happened. TW tells her that she worked the hardest, so of course, she deserved it. HR looks up at the JBC building and flashes back to when she got her brooch. She tells TW that they can have a baby again, but the audition is only a one-time thing. But TW walks out on her…he shouldn’t have waited for her back then. Then we cut to her eating meeyuk guk (seaweed soup) for the baby while at work.
Back to the present, HR tells TW, thank you. She wanted to hear congratulations from TW the most. TW tells her congratulations again, from the bottom of his heart. They hang up and HR looks up at the building a moment longer and then goes inside.
TW is at a flower shop looking around, but he keeps thinking about what EJ said…what if it is true and there is evidence somewhere? But he is pulled out of his thoughts as the flower bouquet is presented to him. Meanwhile, EJ is thinking about what TW said as she watches the car video again. She wonders if he can say that after he watches the video.
TW starts to drive home and EJ calls him. He looks hesitantly at the phone, he doesn’t want to pick up. But then he calls her back. But EJ calls the detective! She says that she has to tell him something. TW tries to call EJ, but she isn’t picking up. Meanwhile, EJ is telling the detective that there is something that she didn’t tell him before…
Cut to TW putting his car in drive and doing a super U-turn. He revs his engine as he drives somewhere. At the same time, J tells the detective that she will see him at 7 pm. She leaves the USB in her computer and leaves.
GR does not want HR to leave and go to the Blue House, he tells her that it is a very competitive place, way more competitive than JBC. HR tells him that this news today will be her last news. But GS tells her that this place fits her the best. He has raised her, she has a lot of things she can do here. But HR brings up when she was about to be fired. She says that she will be forgotten slowly, first, morning news then, evening news until she fades away. GS tells her that she will regret it, but HR says that it is better to go there and regret it, she has always been like that.
Tha manager comes in and says that JW will investigate the company some more. HR says that she told her too. But the manager is annoyed and GS yells that they will report it if JW finds the evidence, just forget about the Blue House! But HR wants to know why GS is so angry now. Why does he care about that company so much? GS tells her that she wants to get promoted, so don’t make any big trouble and just make herself comfortable. Don’t get yourself into any more trouble.
But HR says that she will look at JW’s report and she will decide whether they should put the news out or not. She leaves and GS sighs. Then the manager tells some of the other JBC people that HR might be going to the Blue House. The director is super angry about it. They never knew that HR would go all the way to the Blue House.
YJ calls her husband WH and tells her that it is true. How can she be a representative as a suspect in a murder case? It doesn’t make any sense. But WH just thinks that Tae-wook has some super amount of power.
TW parks at EJ’s house. He sees her leaving and then he goes to her front door. But he sees the password lock. But it looks like he might remember the password from when he went into her home before. Maybe EJ wanted him to see the password? But anyway, TW goes inside the house! He hears something upstairs “Where are you at now….tell me.” He goes upstairs to where he hears the noise and sees the computer! the video is still playing with the black box chip. HR says that Lee Jae-young is a bad guy, as she drives off.
EJ AND HR
EJ is waiting for HR in the meeting room of JBC. She is surprised to see her and goes to bring something, but EJ just starts talking and tells HR that her husband is a really good guy, it made her feel poor/shabby/small standing next to him. HR turns and looks at EJ and EJ looks back at her. EJ wants to know if HR knew that her husband was a good person. HR wants to know what she is talking about. But EJ wonders if HR felt so good after seeing KL after 10 years, did she feel good making them all look stupid?
HR approaches her, what is she talking about?
EJ tells her that she has the black box chip. She saw what HR did in the car with her husband and what they talked about. She saw everything. She devoted ten years to KL, but she lost everything, it became nothing. But what about HR, she has everything. She still has her good husband next to her, she is still news 9 anchor. This is so unfair.
HR wants to know what EJ wants to do. EJ turns the question back around, what does HR want her to do. Does she want her to give the chip to her husband? Then she will lose him. If she removes it, then she will be a murder suspect. So how should she play it, does she want to be a woman who had an affair or does she want to be a murder suspect by not revealing it? Which one is worse?
HR says that either way is painful. But it won’t make you happy if I kneel to apologize to you, you are doing anything to survive, so my choice is that I have no choice because you are going to do whatever you want to do right?
EJ – So you won’t apologize to me?
HR – The only thing I did wrong was that I didn’t kill him myself. That is the one thing that I regret, that I didn’t kill him myself. To survive, I had to tell him things I din’t want to tell him, that memory haunts me. So if I kneel in front of you to survive, then I will kill myself because it is so shameful forever. This is not a time that I will tell you sorry. But after all these dirty things calm down, then, if I do something wrong in the future, I will go to you and apologize to you.
EJ – You are still graceful in this situation.
HR – Grace…I have no grace, I just wanted to protect my pride (I don’t’ even have pride?)
HR tries to get herself together and she leaves the conference room, but she almost collapses on the floor. She holds herself up and tries not to completely fall. EJ is also crying and quietly raging in the conference room.
Meanwhile, TW has watched the entire CCTV at EJ’s home. He bows his head but then he looks up in anger. He starts to breathe hard and look around.
JW is looking for HR, where is she? But then GS comes out and JW hides the photos from him. But GS is about to take them from her, he does. But the HR comes up and takes them from GS. She looks at the photos, this is good enough evidence. GS wants to know if she will put it in the news without his permission and she pretty much says that she will. He walks over to HR’s desk and tells her to just leave quietly. But HR tells him that this is why she wants to go up because a lot of people want to cut the truth for their own good. But she is that B that will do anything for herself, but she never negotiated with money or power, she protected news 9 like that. She never yielded to money or power. She won’t break this at the last moment because that would mean that everything she has done up to this point makes her nothing.
But GS tells her that she will get hurt when she goes up there. But HR stands firm, she says that this might be her last night on the news and her sunbae, GS, shouldn’t block her. GS sighs, it looks like he really cares about HR.
The detective meets with EJ, he is surprised that she called him. EJ says that someone called her husband that night, he went out after the phone call and then he got into the accident. KJ asks who called and EJ says that it was a woman, she thinks that it was HR. EJ is kind of tearing up, but the tears haven’t dropped yet.
GS gets a call. The VP is asking him about the news 9 news, should he worry about it? GS tells him that he shouldn’t have to worry about it, he cut out all that he could. Then we see the VP talking to some other suits, they say that they don’t think HR would make a huge amount of trouble before this important life change.
But GS knows different. he looks at HR about to give the news and gives her a signal to just go with it. He takes a deep breath as HR smiles.
Cut tot he detective telling WH that EJ said HR is the last person that KL talked to. They need a search warrant. WH turns back to his boss’s office.
HR is about to go on air and the. Manager and his colleague are talking about her before she goes on. they are talking about HR becoming a Blue House person. Then it is on air time. JW is watching and HR gives her a smile and a nod
VO – There is only one thing that I can choose, releasing my news.
HR – Hello, this is news nine.
CUT TO TW
TW wakes up startled. Then he opens the computer again, but he can’t watch. He turns back to the screen just as we see EJ coming back home. EJ gets out of the car and goes to her front door. She goes inside.
EJ goes inside her home. She takes off her shoes and is about to set her purse on the table. But then she looks upstairs, something is wrong perhaps? She goes upstairs and slowly walks to the office, she sees the computer still on and the chip is still in the computer. TW is not there. EJ closes the computer and we cut to HR on the news.
JW and HR are both breaking this news story about the building collapsing. A steel company and a construction company are both involved in buildings collapsing. They make all of this trouble, but they still apply for new work. they take people’s jobs and they take resources.
The rich lawyer gets a call, turn on JBC news. He turns it on in his car as they are driving.
Then we see TW driving as well. He is stoic. But he also gets a phone call from the law firm, he doesn’t take it.
Back to the news, a picture has come out. JW has the picture and starts to explain it to HR. There are 3 people in the picture. HR wants to know who they are and JW breaks it down. One is a congressman, (he is in the VP office right now) whenever a big issue happened, the secretary of state would fix it? JW starts to talk about all the ties between these three men. HR tells her to investigate it some more and report on it tomorrow. Good job, Han Ji-won.
Meanwhile, the phone is busy ringing in GS’s office. But he doesn’t pick it up.
Cut to prosecutor WH talking on the phone. He says that he will do a good job. They hang up and then WH calls the detective. He tells him that he is finally in charge of the Kevin Lee case now.
At the same time, HR closes out news 9. She doesn’t leave right away though, she takes a moment to sit there and looks up at her boss. But he is gone.
TW is waiting outside JBC in his car. He still has the flowers in his car. Meanwhile, HR leaves the newsroom. But she pauses and turns back around. She walks up to the news stage and tells it that it did a good job and it should tell her that she did a good job as well. But then all of the lights turn on and everyone in the news team runs out with Champaign. They all toast to her and tell her that she did a good job and she should stay, no she should leave, hahaha. The manager is also happy and pours a drink for her. HR thanks them and tells them that she is not all done, she will be on the table until this week and they will still show the steel company news, right Ji-won? Everyone cheers and then the director, GS comes in. They all toast to a happy future with their reporting team without HR! HR laughs and they all toast.
But we cut to a slow-mo of the detectives walking into their party. They ask for HR and everyone stops and looks at them. KJ and SJ come up and tell HR that they are arresting her as the prime suspect in the KL case. All the news team are startled as KJ handcuffs HR.
Cut to evil EJ playing the Bob Dylan song and sitting at home…
TW is outside in his car with the flowers…
And HR is being handcuffed.
KJ – Kevin Lee is Killed, Ko Hae-ran is the prime suspect
HR – Show me the evidence!
Police – We are seizing all the evidence for the Ko Hae-ran case
Manager – You are suppressing the media
TW – It is a trap (I am trapped), so what should I do?
GS – We show facts and the viewers will decide. Don’t show anything that is not a fact
VO – If someone committed a crime, then they should get punished
HR – They are just bluffing to get a hold of me
VO – If you say nothing happened, does that mean that nothing happened? (Or if you say no, does that mean no?)
EJ – That night that those two, that B and that A-hole
TW – I love Hae-ran, I love that woman!
Scene #1: HR starts treating JW as a hoobae. They work on the company case together.
Scene #2: TW uses all of his resources to get HR the job at the Blue House.
Scene #3: EJ confronts the people who were spreading rumors at the large company.
Scene #4: EJ wants to know, would TW still be by his wifes side if she cheated?
Scene #5: Handcuffed!
Scene #6: TW congratulates HR and HR thanks TW. It’s a nice moment.
Scene #7: GS and HR talk, he wants her to stay on at news 9. The Blue House is dangerous.
Scene #8: TW breaks into EJ’s home and sees the video!
Scene #9: EJ confronts HR about the black box USB. HR refuses to bow to her.
Scene #10: EJ meets with the detective, she thinks KL talked to HR right before he died.
Scene #11: JW and HR work together to break the story about the large construction corporation and the steel company.