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Trolley season 1 episode 9 recap – what’s pissing Gwi-soon off?

January 17, 2023

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We recap the Netflix K-Drama Trolley Season 1 Episode 9 series, which contains spoilers.

A much more subtle slice, Cart episode nine gives us plenty of reveals while strategically placing them throughout the episode, instead of throwing in a major cliffhanger at the end. It’s obvious now where the show is headed, but it’ll be interesting to see which part Gwi-soon (Won Mi-won) could play in the proceedings, given that she may be more likely to feel sympathy for Seung-hee (Ryu Hyun-kyung) go forward.

Trolley season 1 episode 9 recap

With Hye-joo realizing Ji-hoon’s suicide was no accident, she rushes to confront Soo Bin, only to find that his house guest has left without a word. All of this leaves the book conservator distraught, and she ends up overwhelmed by her conflicts when Yeo-jin enter the house. “I really need to find her,” Hye-joo tells her friend, desperate to know the context behind Ji-hoon’s disturbing texts.

When Yeo-jin floats around the idea that Soo-bin is an unreliable witness, highlighting the “difficult relationship” between her and Ji-hoon, Hye-joo still insists on finding the youngster. But suddenly, close friends are interrupted by a call from one of the book restorer’s clients. Meanwhile, Soo-bin visits her mother, who seems more concerned about what’s going on with her daughter’s unborn baby, as opposed to her health.

As Soo-bin challenges her mother, obviously pained that she didn’t even call when she heard about her pregnancy, things don’t go as planned. For his parent only warns him to stay away from Yun seo (his other daughter), and wonders if she’s “forced to do things you don’t want for money,” leaving things between the two entirely unresolved. Outside, tears flood Soo-bin’s face.

As Hye-joo struggles to keep her composure watching a customer rave about a restored baby book alongside her son, Yeo-jin ponders, knowing she holds a secret for Soo-bin. Then, when the book conservator takes her client home, she calls Joong-do in a blind panic, before collapsing to the ground.

At the hospital, Joong-do takes care of his wife and asks Yeo-jin to keep everything to himself. Yoon Seo. “I am sorry. I didn’t want you to know,” the deputy tearfully tells Hye-joo, accepting responsibility for hiding the truth about Ji-hoon’s suicide, even though his intentions were good. As an aside, we see here that at some point, Woo Jae had suggested that the hidden phone could be used to “pin” the death of Joong-do’s son on Soo-bin.

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After seeing Seung-hee suggest an alliance between her and at Seung-kyu parents, with the goal that they can tackle Joong-do and his wife “together as victims,” we cut Soo-bin. Contemplating alone, she seems affected by the fact that she ran away from Hye-joo’s house and kept her miscarriage private from the woman who was so kind to her. Meanwhile, Hyung-tae encounters the person who was watching Soo-bin, this sleazy duo trying to figure out their connection to Joong-do for good.

Afterwards, Joong-do tries to reassure his wife by telling her that they shouldn’t “torture themselves” thinking that Ji-hoon’s suicide was in the same vein as Seung-ho or Seung-kyu’s. Following this, Hye-joo has full access to her late son’s cellphone, where she can now find pictures of him. Somewhere else, Ki-young is subject to more moaning from Yoo-sin because he has yet to resolve his land speculation issues.

In a flashback, we see Seung-kyu’s parents reject the chance to join Seung-hee. This is due to the fact that they simply want to end their ordeal, because the former partner of their late son is a “call girl”. Currently, however, Seung-hee cynically suggests to her husband that if a sex worker was illegally filmed, some people would think “she brought it on herself.” So maybe this situation isn’t quite over.

Upon returning home, an emotional Hye-joo hugs Yoon-seo. Meanwhile, Joong-do coldly tries to pretend he was being generous to Soo-bin by not showing him an unsent text from Ji-hoon, but admits that he could have used the messages against the youngster one day.

In the future, Soo-bin’s mother takes a call on the phone her daughter left behind and hears it’s from someone claiming to be the youngster’s boyfriend. As such, the store owner is curious if this is the father of his child’s baby. Elsewhere, Hye-joo visits Ji-hoon’s memorial alongside a dejected and sad Joong-do.

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As Seung-hee prepares to take matters into his own hands, writing a draft about the illegally filmed sex worker, Hye-joo drops by the ever-appreciative Gwi-soon at the factory. Here, the book restorer listens intently to the eldest child’s worries, consoling her distress at people unable to understand that she is working to support her and taking her mind off her granddaughter’s suicide.

Suddenly, Woo-jae gets a call from reporter Yeong-su, and it’s clear that the message about Seung-kyu’s partner as a sex worker has been made public. So, Joong-do is called to work, where he finds that public opinion has swung against him online. “Nothing is going as planned,” shouts the Assemblyman, furious that his proposed amendment is no longer likely to pass and that his aides didn’t realize that Namgoong Sol had this past. Then, in pain, Joong-do excuses himself, wanting some alone time to think.

As Hye-joo works up the courage to stare at Ji-hoon’s phone, scrolling through pictures of her son and his partner looking happy, Soo-bin confronts her mother about of his cell phone given to a girl related to this alleged boyfriend of his. Clearly, there’s a deeper issue here, as the youngster freaks out that this person may have found out about her pregnancy. By the way, in the next scene, Hye-joo realizes that Soo-bin didn’t cancel her old phone after all, so she contacts her deceased guest.

While having dinner with Ki-young, Seung-hee is interrupted by a call from Seung-kyu’s father, who is bubbling that news that his son’s partner is a sex worker has leaked online. “I’m going to sue you,” he says bitterly, despite Yoo-sin’s daughter denying her involvement in exposing the story that resulted in the late medical student’s new “foolishness.”

It turns out that it was actually Hyeong-tae, a former client of Namgoong Sol, who leaked this private information. Soon-hong is thrilled with the work of his right-hand man, and now thinks it’s an opportune time to “blackmail Joong-do with his wife’s past and tell him to stop digging around real estate speculation.” if public opinion remains consistent over the next few days. However, Woo-jae has already responded to the speech online, leaking the video he shot of Seung-kyu’s father making physical contact with Joong-do at a hospital.

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In an elevator, Woo-jae and Hyeong-tae bicker. The former launches a subtle dig into the fact that his adversary could be the main adviser accused of sexual solicitation, while the latter blurts out that he is aware of Soo-bin’s presence in Joong-do’s house. In this scene, we see that Soo-bin has a history with Hyeong-tae, as he recalls his direct connection to a con man who scams disreputable politicians for money.

Afterwards, Woo-jae delivers items from Hye-joo’s wrecked car to the house, before an unexpected visit from Gwi-jae soon disrupts the proceedings. The eldest is really upset, convinced that the assembly is using her, feeling “betrayed” during her visit to Seung-kyu’s mother. “If you used Sol to your advantage, I wouldn’t let you get away with it,” Gwi-soon says harshly, before cutting ties with Joong-do completely.

Reflecting on his bad luck, Joong-do learns from Woo-jae that he had was advised not to visit Seung-kyu’s mother. “Everything a politician does sends a message. Please never try to explain your intentions again,” the counselor says, knowing the assembly is technically at fault. Meanwhile, Hye-joo watches the footage of her physically assaulted husband, then apologizes to him for not realizing his struggles when he returns home.

The ending explained

In the middle of his embrace, Hye-joo sees the large bruise made on Joong-do’s body, leading him to apologize until the two are intimately wrapped up in their emotions. Meanwhile, Soo-bin uses a public phone to contact the man she was once linked to, hoping to get her cell phone back. Yet, as we see, the sleazy persona has already been exploited by Hyeong-tae. Following this, the episode ends with Joong-do proclaiming his love for his wife, and a flashback showing how the deputy worked underhandedly alongside Woo-jae to get footage of his now-viral altercation in the hospital.

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