It’s difficult to understand what to say about this k-drama series at the moment, but episode 12 brings back the quality storytelling — it’s astounding how this series jumps back and forth in quality.
This recap of Netflix K-drama series Privates Lives episode 12 contains significant spoilers.
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It begins with Lee Jeong-hwan meeting Director Kim Sang-man. Lee Jeong-hwan asks if he got Cha Joo-eun a job at UI and wonders why he set up such a play. Kim Sang-man claims he did it for him — he turns it around and asks Lee Jeong-hwan why he disobeyed orders. Kim Sang-man offers Lee Jeong-hwan another chance — he wants him to get rid of everyone involved, including Cha Joo-eun and then he can rejoin GK Technology. He references how Lee Jeong-hwan has come along way since being an orphan.
This is an emotional meeting for Lee Jeong-hwan, who is desperate for answers regarding his past and how it has led to where he is in the present.
Did you send the order to kill me?
Lee Jeong-hwan asks Kim Sang-man if it was him who ordered his killing — the Director states he was following the rules of GK. Lee Jeong-hwan rejects working with him, so Kim Sang-man’s men chase after him through the streets.
Brother and sister? What?
Cha Joo-eun tells Lee Jeong-hwan that she bets he was a young, cute kid who was afraid of getting spanked. She teases him that she could be his older sister after she looks after him with food. It’s a little strange that they are calling each other brother and sister but let’s fly past this one before people get excited with search terms.
Staying by his side
When they sit down in a cafe, Lee Jeong-hwan asks Cha Joo-eun to go abroad until it settles down because it’s too dangerous. Cha Joo-eun insists that she’s staying by his side. She asks him if he has President Choi’s ledger and she knows that it got him into this mess. Lee Jeong-hwan tells her she cannot see it because once she sees the names, she will be in even more danger. When they return, Lee Jeong-hwan shows Cha Joo-eun the ledger, and she sees Assemblyman Kwon. Cha Joo-eun is persistent, but it’s difficult to buy the, “If she knows the information inside the ledger she will be in more danger,” — she’s in danger anyway.
Cha Joo-eun’s case isn’t that simple
Detective Kim Myung-hyun speaks to the police chief, and he learns that Cha Joo-eun’s case has been closed and removed from all suspicion. The chief feels Kim Myung-hyun was involved and tells him that her case is not that simple.
What are you getting out of this?
At the Spy Detective Agency, Cha Joo-eun’s friend and colleagues wish Cha Joo-eun a happy birthday and give her a birthday cake and flowers. Cha Joo-eun’s mother and Kim Jun-beom arrive and arrange a meeting; she knows they are playing kingmaker. Cha Joo-eun’s mother wants to know what they are getting out of it as Cha Joo-eun is sacrificing themselves for love; she threatens to tell the police about Bok-gi.
The complicated mother/daughter relationship continues in episode 12.
Are you in the general ledger?
Lee Jeong-hwan asks Assemblyman Kwon if his name is in the secret ledger. He says he wouldn’t know because he did not write it. He states that ledgers are a personal perspective and not facts. Lee Jeong-hwan seems to accept his answer and tells him that he will report back to him.
Lee Jeong-hwan gives up the chase
While chasing Lee Jeong-hwan, Detective Kim Myung-hyun managed to hurt Cha Joo-eun. The Detective asks if the man he was chasing was Lee Jeong-hwan and wonders why she’s on his side. He threatens to arrest her if he conceals him again. Lee Jeong-hwan enters the room and introduces himself. Lee Jeong-hwan talks to Detective Kim Myung-hyun about GK Technology Innovative Vision Room. He asks if it’s possible to have a world with cops and no justice. It’s about time that the detective and Lee Jeong-hwan talk because the wild goose chase story was getting a little tiring, especially when the detective knew the man was still alive.
Cat and mouse
Bok-gi tracks down Kim Jae-wook — however, he ends up outside her hotel room. She looks at him on the camera as he writes on her door. They are playing cat and mouse with each other. When he leaves, she checks out the message. It says,”Adiós”.
Later on, Cha Joo-eun joins Bok-gi in a pop-up bar. She tells Bok-gi they are going to be kingmakers for Assemblyman Kwon who has promised to give Lee Jeong-hwan his identity back. It will involve sabotaging Kim Jae-wook’s plan. Of course, Bok-gi is up to it because she has revenge on the brain.
While planning another set-up, Cha Joo-eun warns Lee Jeong-hwan that Bok-gi is up to something. Bok-gi is with Assemblyman Yoo Byung-jun, and Cha Joo-eun rings her and wonders if she’s working with him. Bok-gi asks the assemblyman if he knows about the secret ledger and tells him she knows whose hands it is in. This perks his interest immediately. The assemblyman senses that she’s not really called Sophia Chung. Bok-gi reveals she has a meeting with Assemblyman Kwon soon and leaves the car. She returns to the car as he asks for her back as she’s perked his interest.
In the next scene, Kim Jae-wook meets Assemblyman Yoo Byung-jun, and he introduces him to Bok-gi, and he’s full of shock.
It’s difficult to understand what to say about this k-drama series at the moment, but Privates Lives episode 12 brings back the quality storytelling — it’s astounding how this series jumps back and forth in quality.
- Director Kim Sang-man introduces Lawyer Oh Hyun-kyung to Kim Jae-wook.