Celebrity Season 1 Episode 6 Recap – How does Tae-jeon try to cover for Chae-hee?

By Jonathon Wilson
Published: July 1, 2023 (Last updated: July 3, 2023)
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Celebrity Season 1 Episode 6 Recap


A fairly empty episode finally finds Yu-ri fighting back against the Gabin Society and escaping the usual metrics that define status and power.

This recap of the 2023 Netflix K-Drama Celebrity Season 1 Episode 6, “#sorrynotsorry #life_is_unfair”, contains spoilers.

A shorter episode marks the halfway point of Celebrity, and while it’s light on major revelations it does mark an important turning point for A-ri, who decides she isn’t going to play ball with the Gabin Society and is instead going to take her influencer future into her own hands.

Celebrity Season 1 Episode 6 Recap

This comes right on the back of the disastrous Episode 5, in which an attempt by Angela to smooth things over with A-ri and Chae-hee resulted in one potential death and a photo on social media that makes no secret of Chae-hee’s habits.

How does Tae-jeon try to cover for Chae-hee?

Tae-jeon tries to offer A-ri a payoff and strongarm her into signing a non-disclosure agreement to keep what happened at the club a secret.

Tae-jeon obviously has a great deal of influence — in the present-day stuff, there’s even a suggestion that Tae-jeon’s power is affecting the investigation — and has no compunctions about doing whatever he feels is necessary to get what he wants.

Despite her growing popularity, which the Gabin Society is increasingly furious about, A-ri still isn’t really in a position to turn Tae-jeon down. However, she does so anyway. She doesn’t necessarily threaten to reveal any of what she saw, but she refuses to be silenced about it.

Jun-kyung is furious with Tae-jeon’s approach, and even Si-hyeon isn’t happy about it. From his perspective, A-ri doesn’t have enough social cache to be trusted. And he’s right, in a way, since the Gabin Society are forced to tip-toe around her so she isn’t compelled to snitch. It gives A-ri some power, but it also makes her a target.

Celebrity Season 1 Episode 6 Ending Explained

While A-ri goes about expanding her business and solidifying her brand so she can be successful on her own terms, the Gabin Society works to undermine her. Min-hye enlists the CEO of Besta Room, Yu-ri, to put exclusive orders on certain items that A-ri is trying to acquire, causing her all kinds of problems.

Unable to meet orders and losing a lot of goodwill, A-ri confronts Yu-ri, which the latter doesn’t take very well. The two women argue, but again, it seems like Yu-ri’s lack of status is going to prove to be her undoing.

However, she has a secret weapon — _bbbfamous. After being brushed off, A-ri acquires the dirt she needs and returns to Yu-ri for a high-stakes poker game in which she reveals that Yu-ri made her name by “whoring herself out” to VIP clients.

This significant moment is A-ri finally getting the upper hand over the Gabin Society by proving that the traditional metrics of “power” and “influence” aren’t the only things that matter. Information remains king, and A-ri has direct access to the most exclusive kind.

You can stream the K-Drama Celebrity Season 1 Episode 6, “#sorrynotsorry #life_is_unfair”, exclusively on Netflix.

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