This recap of the Netflix K-Drama series Little Women (2022) season 1, episode 10 contains spoilers.
Whether Little woman season 1, episode 9 was an appetizer, then it was a main and dessert. Breathtaking throughout, the many twists and turns (most of which were downright shocking) helped build a chapter that, thanks to the fantastic acting performances, will no doubt be a highlight of the series.
Little woman summary of season 1, episode 10
After Sang-woo asks Su-im for a bank transfer of $1 billion, as well as $3,000 in cash before he leaves for Panama, Jae-sang manages to knock his brother-in-law to the ground. Claiming the gun for himself, the lawyer taunts the general’s son, though he doesn’t quite have the final say. Instead, Sang-woo is overjoyed that he tricked Jae-sang into shooting blanks, wanting to see the future mayor’s murderous face which he believes is his true color. However, this eventually pushes the lawyer over the edge, so he beats up his in-laws, exerting all the accumulated rage upon hearing himself call things like “thief” until Sang-woo is brutally murdered.
Later, Sang-a comforts Jae-sang about his savage deeds, claiming it was all part of their plan, before sending her husband to sleep. Meanwhile, In-joo (played by Kim Goun) meets Hyo-rin and learns that In-hye has been locked up, but the youngster’s friend has no idea where it is.
Continuing, a “troubled” Sang-a wakes In-hye up, wondering if the budding artist is ready to die. She is, a position the wealthy manipulator is somewhat taken aback by, so Sang-a decides to move on to explain the hell she went through when her mother lived in that small room for 2922 days. Here it is revealed that the reason for the confinement was because Sang-a’s mother was willing to expose Gi-seon’s murders in the church, and it becomes clear that today’s wealthy heir is still bitter about it, believing she should have always had it. the other parent, regardless of any death.
As Sang-a continues, lamenting his brother for not understanding that life was better with their mother alive, while stating that all he had to do was “apologize and beg for his life. ”, a barrier almost breaks. When In-hye asks if something happened, presumably confused that she was suddenly asked to paint an old photo, her captor stops, then explains that “nothing in particular” happened, because it has been happening “for thousands of days”.
Then, Hee-jae says to In-kyung (played by Nam Ji Hyun) that Sang-woo fled, understanding that the now dead man would have been afraid to play his part in this shocking scandal. He notes that the general’s son would have been too tired to shoot a gun, before adding that wars are fought using these weapons, so his journalist ally cannot succeed using the information. . A scene a few minutes later shows In-kyung remaining determined in her quest to take down her target through reporting, however.
Fortunately, In-joo and co. manage to break into the locked room to save In-hye, though the outcast soon finds himself shaken. Noting the similarities between this confined place and Hwa-young’s apartment, photos are carefully taken as everyone takes their leave. Elsewhere, Jae-sang skims over his success in the polls to watch footage of Sang-woo’s hospital escape, which makes him correctly theorize that Do-il must see Hee-jae. Thus, the future mayor of Seoul orders the parole of the mother of the money launderer, then his hospitalization for her stomach cancer, obviously with an ulterior motive in mind.
With Sang-a hysterical over her daughter’s absence, she encounters a waiting In-joo, who informs her of what has happened. It turns out that Hyo-rin fled to Japan alongside In-hye, leaving behind a letter expressing her desire to be free from the sadness she feels when she is with her mother. “Nevertheless, I still love you”, declares the young artist who leaves, while explaining her wish not to be sought. Still, Sang-a finds a way to be smug in the midst of it all, focusing on In-hye’s lack of communication with her older sister.
When In-joo suggests that she and Sang-a let the two girls “live free” for a while, the response is that Hyo-rin can’t “sleep anywhere,” so she’ll be back in a year. at the latest. The alternative is that someone will be sent to watch over the young duo privately, a statement that causes In-joo to shift gears about how her sister’s friend will live a good life thanks to her kindness. With that in mind, Sang-a suggests a truce.
Nevertheless, an air of cynicism remains. Sang-a advises In-joo not to trust “the trickster” Do-il, stating that the outcast should just go abroad with In-kyung to protect his money, thus cutting his allegiance to the money laundering expert. As such, In-joo heads right away to assess whether it would be a popular idea, only to be told that her journalist brother would much rather pursue justice in Korea. To end the scene, the mood suddenly changes and we see In-kyung suddenly burst into tears because of something she saw.
After Do-il Do-il (played by Wi Ha-joon) draws a firm line between himself and his father, refusing to inherit Hee-jae’s truck in the event of his potential death, the supposed con artist learns that his mother is in Wonryeong Medical Center for attempted suicide. When he goes to the hospital, Jae-sang arrives, bluntly stating that it’s his former employee’s fault. So-yeong bit her tongue so hard she almost died.
Afterwards, Jae-sang reminds Do-il of their history together, which includes the money launderer’s wish to live with his mother later in life and seek revenge on his father, when his orchid was placed on the ” Father Tree”. . Elaborating on explaining that So-yeong became a murderer so her son could join the Jeongran Society once her husband ignored the “order to kill,” the lawyer begins to get under his former ally’s skin. This continues for a short while, culminating in a request that Jae-sang get straight to the point. The future mayor obliges, giving Do-il a chance to hand over Hee-jae in exchange for So-yeong, something that seems to be agreed as long as the con man gets his money and is left alone. By the way, Do-il states that he won’t be taking In-joo with him in the future, but we see that might just be a lie, considering he’s already spoken with his partner about transferring the money in a safe place (in assets) now Sang-a traces the paper company the money is currently in.
In another twist, it looks like Do-il is bugged, as the whole situation with In-joo is instantly referred to Su-im, who now thinks the power of attorney on the 70 billion won has changed. Elsewhere, Hee-jae’s sniper rifle plan is sabotaged while the war vet is lured to a quiet place under the guise of an arms deal with Lee Yong-gwi. Do-il, meanwhile, is on a plane alongside his mother, seemingly ready to give up his old life for good.
When Hee-jae arrives at Yong-gwi’s house, his vehicle explodes, leaving the war vet on fire to the point of hospitalization. Simultaneously, a smug Jae-sang tells his wife he’s made it, only for his bubble to burst when he notices In-kyung’s name on the HTN News show he’s about to appear on. As such, the mayoral candidate enters the gallery intending to cause a scene, but finds himself even more shocked.
It turns out that So-yeong is In-kyung’s guest on the news, where the reporter absolves the prisoner of the blame she’s been burdened with for 24 years. With new evidence that shows Park Il-bok was the committee chairman’s murderer, Jae-sang walks away, not looking at So-yeong’s written proclamation that she was used. Elsewhere, Hee-jae is picked up from the hospital by his son.
After In-kyung confidently states that she will soon begin revealing more truths about Il-bok’s murders, Do-il tells In-joo of her unconscious usefulness in allowing the hammer to be tested for the ‘DNA, Jae-sang for being deceived, the news to be reported by In-kyung, a new lawsuit to be filed and for allowing Vietnam War survivors to help stage Hee-jae’s injuries .
At the broadcast station, Su-im said the decision to air In-kyung’s interview could end the business, alleging that spreading fake news during an election is a “serious crime.” Nonetheless, the controversial reporter is on hand to confront Jae-sang directly, claiming he knows it’s all true, embracing possible legal action. That, and In-kyung is happy to share that she’ll soon be exposing the future mayor’s own misdeeds, oblivious to threats that she’ll be on the news as a “mentally ill criminal.”
Unfortunately, Jae-sang manages to get the upper hand. As Hee-jae is arrested for possessing an illegal firearm, In-kyung’s potential collusion with the war veteran is brought up, bringing his streak to a halt. That, and the future mayor has managed to garner more support amid the controversy, while So-yeong’s retrial spins in the lawyer’s favor for now.
During his big speech, things go awry for Jae-sang, however. First, a video is released (courtesy of Do-il) showing him firing a gun at Sang-woo. Then, the images of the mayoral candidate murdering his brother-in-law appear, leaving the audience stunned, unable to trust the man they loved not long before. As fireworks explode, Jae-sang leaves the stage. Meanwhile, In-kyung, with the backing of Jong-ho, is making headlines with the incriminating video, along with allegations that his opponent planned the collapse of Bobae Savings Bank to avoid repaying loans. illegal, causing suicides in the process.
Surprisingly, Jae-sang still leads the way in popularity with the public, thanks in part to his campaign’s relentless insistence that the lawyer’s video of Sang-woo’s murder was a deepfake. Yet when the future mayor is later announced as one of the overwhelming favorites in the exit polls, Sang-a is silent in her reaction, somewhat unable to muster any response for her husband.
Invited back to the HTN news studio, In-kyung was asked to share her thoughts on the exit polls. However, she is unable to do so, as footage soon arrives showing Jae-sang committing suicide in an abandoned building, which draws attention to whether the reporter’s video sharing has anything to do with it. with the fatalistic act. As expected, In-kyung is too stunned to respond.
After leaving Jae-sang’s body with an orchid in her hand, Sang-a calls In-joo. Frustrated that the outcast didn’t take her advice, the new widow says her former employee better anticipate what’s to come and won’t just sit idly by. Hastily, a panicked In-joo goes to contact Do-il, but ends up watching as her coveted money is drained from her account, unable to get a hold of the con artist she’s partnered with. Then, with people breaking into In-joo’s house, the episode ends.
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