My Name season 1, episode 6 recap – the truth is out playing both sides

October 15, 2021
Jonathon Wilson 0
K-Drama, Netflix, TV Recaps
4.5

Summary

Jiwoo discovers the heartbreaking truth, providing an unambiguous villain for the final two episodes.

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4.5

Summary

Jiwoo discovers the heartbreaking truth, providing an unambiguous villain for the final two episodes.

This recap of My Name season 1, episode 6 contains spoilers.


Mujin, you’ll recall, took quite a licking at the end of the previous episode, but as of My Name episode 6 he’s alive, albeit barely. Spirited away by Taeju to a reclusive mountain temple, he’s shoved aside temporarily while we focus on more pressing matters, such as the fact that Jiwoo unlawfully executed Gangjae right in front of Pil-Do.

My Name season 1, episode 6 recap

Of course, Pil-Do has been established as pretty reasonable, so he’s willing to reserve judgment on Jiwoo until a more official declaration has been made, and he provides a sensitive ear to some of her backstory, or at least the part of it that might justify why she did what she did.

Gangjae still manages to taunt Jiwoo from beyond the grave, though, sending her picture of a group of policemen outside the precinct, one of whom is quite clearly her father. His name tag, though, reads Song Joonsu, aka the new recruit killed shortly after joining the Narcotics division. This detail is confirmed for Jiwoo by Mujin, who says that Donghoon flipped to the side of the Organization when he saved Mujin’s life. We’ve already established that Mujin felt he owed some kind of debt to Donghoon, and stuff mentioned by Cho and Gangjae has suggested a cover-up by the police, so the pieces are beginning to slot together, even if it feels like we’re increasingly moving in the direction of Mujin having killed Donghoon. He’s adamant that Cha is responsible and Jiwoo is inclined to believe him for obvious reasons, but I’ve seen a lot of stories like this, as I’m sure all of you have. We know what’s coming.

The rest of My Name episode 6 is all about the characters catching up to the audience. This begins with Mujin ordering Taeju to kill Captain Cha, with Jiwoo arriving just before the deed is done and finding Cha just alive enough to pass her some details. She slips out just as Pil-Do slips in, and it’s confirmed that Donghoon never really switched sides. He was undercover within Mujin’s organization, but Mujin discovered his betrayal thanks to accidentally finding a tracker hidden in a lighter. That, I’m sure you’ll agree, is a motive for murder in criminal circles, and Jiwoo realizes as we do that Mujin has been using her all along to cover up his own actions.

Jiwoo makes her allegiance pretty clear by taking a flame to the mark of the Organization on her chest. It’s a literal purging, and the moment is sold with great finesse. We now have a clear, unambiguous villain for Jiwoo to take on in the final two episodes. But given how many compromises she has already made on Mujin’s behalf, will she even get the chance to take him on? (Of course she will!)

You can stream My Name season 1, episode 6 exclusively on Netflix.

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