Green Mothers’ Club season 1, episode 11 recap – “The Sins We Did Not Find Out About”

May 11, 2022
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Episode 11 focuses on the children and their parents’ impact on them in another drama-filled chapter.

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Summary

Episode 11 focuses on the children and their parents’ impact on them in another drama-filled chapter.

This recap of Netflix K-Drama series Green Mothers’ Club season 1, episode 11, “The Sins We Did Not Find Out About,” contains spoilers.

Read the recap of the previous episode.

When we try to live through our children, it can have an undesirable result. What Chun-hui and Eun-pyo are going through is nothing new. Their desperation has seeped into their child’s minds. Episode 11 demonstrates how pressure can break a child.

Green Mothers’ Club season 1, episode 11 recap

Episode 11 opens with Dong-seok with his parents in the car after his recent mental breakdown. They take Dong-seok to a child’s therapist at a therapy center. Eun-pyo looks apprehensive and sad. The therapist tells the parents that while Dong-seok is intellectually developed, he is not emotionally at the same level.  Late into the night, Eun-pyo has a nightmare that Dong-seok is trapped inside a paint shop. When she wakes up, she blames herself for what happened to her son, but her husband tries to assure her that it is not her fault — she doesn’t buy his reassurance but wonders if there might be another reason for their son’s breakdown. Eun-pyo ventures into the “blame game” and points fingers at the academy and everyone else. At this stage, she’s in denial.

Chun-hui asks her daughter, Yu-bin, why she keeps lying to people. Yu-bin sobs and tells her mother that she wants to stop lying, but they keep coming out. The husband blames Chun-hui, believing she has pushed her children too hard, and turned their daughter into a pathological liar. Yu-bin asks her mother if she’s going insane, but Chun-hui reassures her that her father is angry and that they’ll figure out what happened.

Dong-seok’s issues continue, with the young boy locking himself in a room, making Eun-pyo anxious. She finds him in a cupboard. The father, Jae-ung, takes a calmer approach and offers Dong-seok his hand, and then carries him out. And then, Eun-pyo learns from the child therapist that Dong-seok felt his mother’s desperation for him to succeed, and it weighed heavily on him. It dawns on Eun-pyo that this is her fault — she pressured her child into a breakdown.

Eun-pyo hugs Dong-seok and apologizes to him sincerely for not considering his feelings. She tells him she only has one wish — to see him smile happily. Dong-seok tells his mother that he misses Henry and wants to see him, which will make him happy.

Chun-hui learns from a pediatrician that her daughter keeps lying due to anxiety; her daughter also had too much pressure to deal with due to the need for a parent’s approval. Chun-hui tells her daughter that lies do not work out in the end, so it’s better not to start them. Eun-pyo and Chun-hui continue to demonstrate how similar they are.

Eun-pyo asks for a meeting with Louis. She asks him if Dong-seok can spend time with his son Henry as that’s the only person he will speak to. Louis understands and apologizes to her for getting angry with her in recent altercations. Eun-pyo ponders why Jin-ha would take her life when she was gifted and beautiful.

Eun-pyo meets Jin-ha’s stepmother, and she tells her that she felt like Jin-ha “had it all.” The stepmother wonders why Eun-pyo thought like that and states that Jin-ha’s birth mother had schizophrenia and was afraid of her growing up. Eun-pyo finally understands what it was like to be Jin-ha; she didn’t have the ideal life after all. Eun-pyo replays how she treated Jin-ha in her head, including the time she accused her of having a mental condition. She sobs, realizing that Jin-ha genuinely wanted a strong connection with her — Jin-ha’s obsession with the friendship was to fill a gap, an emotional need.

Eun-pyo visits Jin-ha’s memorial and apologizes to her for never truly seeing her as a friend.

The ending

Eun-pyo visits the child therapist, and they both wonder if Dong-seok has been feeling low recently because his friend, Henry, is leaving. As she leaves the therapy center, she bumps into Chun-hui. Their confrontation feels softer than in recent events. Can they forgive each other? Is there a way they can be friends?

Episode 11 focuses on the children and how their parents have impacted them in another drama-filled chapter.

Additional points

  • Yu-jun ends up in a scuffle with Jul-pin’s mother, Yeong-mi, causing a scene in front of other children and parents.
  • Yeong-mi finds out who attacked the children with the glass jar from her children — her husband did it. She justifies her husband’s actions and explains that their father is an artist, so he is passionate.

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