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Love Interest Season 1 Episode 11 Recap – “Let’s Break Up”

January 25, 2023

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We recap the Netflix K-Drama series The Interest of Love Season 1 Episode 11, which contains spoilers.

This story was always going to bring tears. Not managing your feelings hurts people in the long run, and Ahn Su-yeong (Moon Ga-young) and Ha Sang-su (Yoo Yeon-seok) should have known better.

There’s a lot of projection in this K-Drama series, and the resulting complications serve up many lessons. It’s refreshing to see a Korean drama bring an honest take on the human nature of situations, something that has become far too commonplace in modern culture.

The Interest of Love Season 1 Episode 11 Recap

Ahn Su-yeong and Han Sang-su kiss

Episode 11 opens at the ice rink. Su-yeong admires Sang-su as he sorts the ice skates. Su-yeong recounts how she made her feelings for Sang-su too obvious, and it’s accompanied by scenes of their “unspoken moments” where it was clear they wanted each other. Episode 11 then shows them passionately kissing on the ice rink. There is no hesitation. They just embrace the moment.

However, Su-yeong decides to leave the rink and tells Sang-su that she wants him to pretend it never happened. However, Sang-su can no longer pretend, and he makes it clear that he is responsible for their situation. He clearly tells her that he loves her. He is ready to assume his responsibilities, but it may be too late.

Afterwards, Su-yeong invites Sang-su out for a drink and asks him to play a “lie game” with her, where everything they say is made up. She describes herself as a woman who was given everything growing up – basically, describing Mid-gyeong. Sang-su describes a life where he went fishing with his father and won the lottery. They both laugh at their fake stories where they come from wealthy families.

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But then Su-yeong tells Sang-su that she loved him first and when she is with him, she forgets her problems. And then she says the game is over. Was she lying? Or was she speaking from Mi-gyeong’s point of view? It’s a mind game for Sang-su.

Mi-gyeong tries to call Sang-u, but there is no answer.

Mi-gyeong is having dinner with her family, and her father cruelly makes her realize that he is behind her first promotion. Mi-gyeong is upset, believing she deserved the promotion on her own. She returns home to an empty apartment, stunned by her father’s confession. She tries to call Sang-su several times, but he went out with Su-yeong. Su-yeong hears the constant vibrations of the phone; This is torture. Sang-su decides to turn off her phone and hold Su-yeong’s hand instead.

When Su-yeong comes home, Jong Hyeon asks Su-yeong if he can stay at her house a bit longer and will pay her back over time – he apologizes. Su-yeong also apologizes and asks her to take her time moving.

Su-yeong volunteers to work at another branch.

At work, the team learns that one of the bank branches is closing and becoming a sub-branch. They need a volunteer to work at the sub-branch for a few months. Su-yeong offers to go. When Sang-su is about to volunteer, Gyeongpil steps in and volunteers too. Mi-gyeong sees what Sang-su was about to do. Sang-su asks Su-yeong if she’s moving away for a few months because of him. Su-yeong claims it’s because of the performance reports and not because of him.

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What’s clear is that Mi-gyeong is clinging to something she can’t have. Sang-su asks him for time to talk so he can say something to her, but she keeps telling him that she’s busy. Mi-gyeong clings to the relationship, knowing Sang-su wants to break up. At this point, Mi-gyeong is also responsible for letting this continue.

Later, in Episode 11, Sang-su visits Su-yeong at her new workplace, located at the university Sang-su attended. They walk together peacefully as they always do, and Sang-su describes what it was like to be a student. Su-yeong wants Sang-su to join her for lunch, but he has to go back to work. Gyeong-pil sees them both walking together from afar.

Later, Gyeon-pil invites Su-yeong out for a drink with other colleagues from the sub-branch, and he informs Sang-su via text message. Su-yeong is harassed by other colleagues while she is away; they mention how she was a mistress, but she defends herself in this embarrassing moment.

Gyeon-pil tells Sang-su not to hurt Mi-gyeong and Su-yeong.

Sang-su is obviously feeling a lot of emotions, and he tries to find a moment with Mi-gyeong to talk to her, but she eludes him again. And then, Sang-su meets Gyeon-pil for a drink. His colleague tells Sang-su that he needs to let go of his feelings for Su-yeong, before it goes too far. Sang-su gets upset because he thinks Gyeon-pil finds it funny. Gyeon-pil asks Sang-su if he wants to break up with Mi-gyeong, but he refuses to answer.

Additional Plot Points of The Interest of Love Season 1 Episode 11

Su-yeong bumps into Jong-hyeon, who is grinning ear to ear as he is about to meet Seon-jae. There’s a vibe for sure. It’s almost as if Jong-hyeon and Seon-jae secretly love each other. Jong-hyeon denies liking Seon-jae when Su-yeong presses him about it.

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The Interest of Love Season 1 Episode 11 Ending Explained

When Sang-su goes to Mi-gyeong’s house, he is surprised to see Jong-hyeon and Su-yeong. They celebrate Mi-gyeong’s birthday. It’s very awkward and tense as Mi-gyeong forces another double date. Mi-gyeong compliments Su-yeong and Jong-hyeon on their cute looks.

And then Mi-gyeong asks Sang-su if he feels empty since he no longer works with Su-yeong, which shocks the table. Sang-su excuses himself from the table and asks Mi-gyeong to leave with him so they can talk.

In the car, Sang-su tries to tell Mi-gyeong about Su-yeong. Mi-gyeong doesn’t want to talk, leaves the car and vomits. Mi-gyeong tells Sang-su that she knows where her feelings really lie. She is devastated. Sang-su apologizes and asks Mi-gyeong if they can break up.

Meanwhile, Jong-hyeon asks Su-yeong if she really loves him.

It becomes a surprising Korean drama, full of drama and life lessons; Episode 11 culminates as truths surface.

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