Vincenzo episode 5 recap – Cha-young takes on a lawsuit against Babel Chemicals

March 6, 2021
Daniel Hart 0
K-Drama, Netflix, Weekly TV


Episode 5 continues to make the story interesting, giving both law firms an excuse to square up to each other. At the same time, the evil conglomerate stands in the middle, sustaining its Mafia ways. There’s plenty of drama to come in this k-drama series.

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Episode 5 continues to make the story interesting, giving both law firms an excuse to square up to each other. At the same time, the evil conglomerate stands in the middle, sustaining its Mafia ways. There’s plenty of drama to come in this k-drama series.

This recap of Netflix k-drama series Vincenzo episode 5 contains significant spoilers.

Last week’s episode changed things, meaning this weekend of Vincenzo bears more weight, especially with the new villain of the story — a rather unexpected bad guy. To open proceedings for episode 5, Chairman Jang Han-seo asks Jang Joon-woo to give him more time to find out how their pharmaceutical factory exploded. But the Jang Joon-woo reminds Chairman Jang, who is the boss and begins to strangle him before giving him his next orders — this frequently happens throughout the chapter. The new villain of the series is not a happy man. Meanwhile, after their overnight success, Vincenzo and Cha-young enjoy a beer together. Vincenzo wants to see what dirty secrets Cha-young has on Babel. She tells him about a subsidiary of Babel that manipulates stocks — Babel Chemicals. This is getting more interesting.

Who’s the real boss?

Vincenzo believes that Chairman Jang Han-seo is not the real boss and shares his thoughts with Cha-young — he states it’s customary for the Mafia to have a figurehead and a puppet. They need to figure out who the real boss is. Meanwhile, Mr Han tells Choi Myung-hee that Vincenzo has a clean record, and they can’t find out what’s bad about him.

Looking for Vincenzo

Episode 5 sees Choi Myung-hee curious about Vincenzo — the Italian/Korean lawyer aspect really intrigues people.

Choi Myung-hee visits Vincenzo to see what he is like, however, she meets a man who pretends to be like him. She figures out very quickly that the man is not the real Vincenzo. As she leaves, she bumps into Cha-young and Vincenzo, and she sees what he really looks like — a smooth character. She introduces herself, and Vincenzo pretends his tonsils are swollen, so he cannot speak. What follows is an impromptu drink between the lawyers. Choi Myung-hee keeps trying to talk to Vincenzo, but he claims he cannot talk, so she eventually leaves.

Meeting So Hyeon-u

Vincenzo episode 5 accelerates the story over these chemicals very quickly.

Vincenzo and Cha-young talk about how Babel Chemicals are dealing with a chemical that shouldn’t have been made and has hurt people, just like their drug RDU-90 will and that there’s a pending lawsuit. There’s a lawyer that’s trying to settle with victims’ families over the chemicals. Cha-young believes they can beat the evil conglomerate. Cha-young and Vincenzo meet the lawyer (So Hyeon-u) who represents the families — they believe he is a dodgy lawyer that represents Babel more than the victims. The lawyer gets irritated very quickly at their accusations. Cha-young wants him to resign from the case.

Persuading the families who So Hyeon-u represents

Cha-young tells Vincenzo that she can find a way to get the victims’ families to fire their lawyer, So Hyeon-u. She meets some of the family members and puts on the waterworks — but they don’t want to fight Babel — they are scared. She mentioned that her father, Hong Yu-chan, fought Babel and believes they can beat them with a few more punches. Vincenzo tells the families that they didn’t have Cha-young before, so now they have a chance to win.

Due to a bet earlier that Cha-young will not be able to persuade the families, Vincenzo wants to play the flick game, which involves flicking her forehead. She nervously approaches Vincenzo, who prepares the flick, but he ends up admiring her instead and smiles. He does a soft flick and claims he missed. Vincenzo is softening for Cha-young.

The announcement of chemical BLSD

Chairman Jang Han-seo attends a press conference regarding the new chemical BLSD — he thanks all the researchers for their hard work. One of the researchers throws up blood over Jang and collapses, which causes a commotion. Someone threatens the researcher that they will not call for an ambulance unless he signs the papers. When the researcher is taken to the hospital, his guardian (Monk Chaesin from the plaza) learns he has a form of leukaemia; the doctor states he couldn’t have gotten it from work unless he failed to follow protocol at Babel Chemicals. There’s clearly a blame game where the employees are told they are at fault for any diseases related to chemicals.

Spicy food

At the plaza, Jang Jun-woo tells Cha-young that he’s become a partner at Wusang law firm — his growing presence is a concern for the story. She isn’t interested but does offer to buy him food to celebrate. But before they do, Vincenzo and Jang Jun-woo square up to each other and compete about who can eat spicier food. As they eat, they keep pretending that their food isn’t spicy and continue eating.

I wonder if Vincenzo will figure out who Jang Jun-woo is?

Getting the monks on side

Cha-young gets a call from Monk Chaesin, so she returns to the plaza. She tells the monk he is being lied to and that Haemun Medical Center (the hospital the researcher is in) is owned by Babel. Vincenzo tells the monk that his friend got leukaemia from working with chemical BLSD. The next day, So Hyeon-u heads to his office to see the monks and victims’ families inside performing a ritual — they call him evil. Cha-young shows up and serves him a dismissal notice — he no longer represents them. Vincenzo and Cha-young told the families about his dirty money. Vincenzo and Cha-young are becoming a formidable team, and it’s extremely entertaining.

Bringing a deal to Mr Han and Choi Myung-hee

Its law firm versus law firm as Vincenzo episode 5 begins to close out.

Cha-young and Vincenzo tell Mr Han and Choi Myung-hee that she will now represent the families of the victims. Choi Myung-hee recognises Vincenzo’s voice — the same voice who threatened her that night when she was in the laundrette. Cha-young lays down the rules; if Babel Chemicals admit wrongdoing, apologise sincerely, and sufficiently compensate the victims, they’ll drop the lawsuit — the deal also includes ceasing the manufacture of BLSD. When they leave, Choi Myung-hee tells Mr Han that she wants all cases related to Babel Group given to her. Jang Jun-woo learns of Cha-young’s plans, which isn’t good for her. A war is brewing.

The ending

The next day, Mr Han, Jang Jun-woo and Choi Myung-hee arrive at court and are hounded by journalists about their pending lawsuit over BLSD. Choi Myung-hee fields the answers and stands firm. Jang Jun-woo looks impressed.

And then, Vincenzo and Cha-young arrive in a Lamborghini, and they look cool as f**k. Everyone looks shocked at their entrance. Cha-young announces herself as the representative of the families and then poses for the cameras — Vincenzo announces himself as an advisor as he cannot be a lawyer in Korea. Across the road, there’s a protest against Babel Chemicals. Things are heating up!

Vincenzo episode 5 continues to make the story interesting, giving both law firms an excuse to square up to each other. At the same time, the evil conglomerate stands in the middle, sustaining it’s Mafia ways. There’s plenty of drama to come in this k-drama series.

Additional points
  • The Italian restaurant chef serves plenty of food for Vincenzo as a thank you for helping him out with Park Seok-do and his gang of men. Vincenzo has a bite of one of his meals, and he’s impressed for once.
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