Little Women – K-Drama Episode 11 Recap & Review

Episode 11

Episode 11 of Little Women starts with a flashback of how Sang-ha convinced Jae-sang to commit suicide. After Jae-sang has won the elections, Sang-ha is upset as she gives him the blue ghost orchid. Jae-sang jumps off a building as a flashback shows him saying that he is fulfilling a promise to protect Sang-ha, one that he made as a child.

Back at home, Sang-ha breaks down seeing the portrait of a childhood photo of herself with Jae-sang and Sang-woo which In-hye sent her from Japan. Meanwhile, In-joo is arrested for stealing the 70 billion won despite her International account balance being $0. Before being arrested, she tells In-kyung that Do-il betrayed her by stealing all the money.

The next day, Do-il and his mother are chased by a car and the two meet with an accident. In jail, In-joo is worried about Do-il after In-kyung mentions the accident. She asks In-kyung to look for him as she is in prison. After Jae-sang’s funeral, Sang-ha takes over the business and gives Soo-im full freedom to destroy the two older Oh sisters.

Sang-ha asks Soo-im to be patient stating that the time to avenge Jae-sang’s death will come soon. In-kyung is trying to figure out a way to save In-joo while she is in prison. Reporter Ma-ri conspires with Sang-ha and Soo-im in order to malign In-joo’s reputation further by accusing her of plotting with Hwa-young and stealing 72 billion won from the Wonryeong Trust.

In prison, In-joo’s lawyer tells her that she has no way out of the prison other than coming out clean and begging for forgiveness. In court, the prosecution manages to put In-joo in a fix where she basically confesses to all the crimes and embezzlement of the money. In-kyung notices Hwa-young and recalls seeing the deceased accountant in the past.

In-joo tells her lawyer that Do-il is the only one who can help her and asks him to get Do-il to court. The lawyer reveals that Do-il is already a witness for the Prosecution and against In-joo. As In-joo is being taken to the prison, one of the reporters tries to sneak in a note to her but fails to do so.

At the Oh house, In-kyung tells Jong-ho that Hwa-young’s mother was one of the victims in the Bobae Savings Bank scandal. In-kyung recalls Hwa-young leading her to Kim Dal-su in the past which helped her find Cheol-seong in the past. In-kyung tells In-joo that Hwa-young was seeking revenge for her mother’s loss and eventual death.

In-joo recalls introducing Reporter In-kyung to Hwa-young in the past. In-joo breaks down in prison as she regrets letting the people around her use her like a pawn. She asks In-kyung to help her get out and help get Sang-ha behind the bars for killing Hwa-young. In-joo directs In-kyung to the closed room and asks her to access the photographs she had taken of the room.

In-kyung states that Hwa-young, as well as Sang-ha’s mother, were both found dead hanging inside the closet in nothing but a fur coat and red heels. The next day, In-kyung tries to chat with Hwa-young’s father but the old man drives them away, refusing to answer her questions. Jong-ho learns that he sold the coat in an online store and attempts to reach the seller.

Reporter Ma-ri is on the local news where she reveals that Sang-woo was a mentally ill patient who was on the loose with the help of In-kyung and In-joo. She alleges that Jae-sang only killed Sang-woo in self-defence with trimmed dashcam footage from the night.

In-kyung is furious over the public’s reactions against In-joo and herself after Ma-ri further alleges with more clipped footage that the Oh sisters had been conspiring with Hwa-young for years. Sa-pyeong is having a meal with Sang-ha who asks him to be in charge of a new trust under Jae-sang’s name.

Sa-pyeong is now the only surviving active member of the Jeongran Society along with General Won who is in a comatose. Sang-ha tells Sa-pyeong that she is completely alone with Jae-sang and Sang-woo dead, her father ill and Hyo-rin abandoning her. She asks Sa-pyeong to look into In-kyung and handle her in the ways of the Jeongran Society. Sa-pyeong is hesitant but Sang-ha manages to manipulate him.

He asks Sang-ha about Jae-sang’s involvement in the murder of Sang-woo but she brushes it off saying he had a different way of thinking which wasn’t in tune with the Jeongran Society’s principles. Before he leaves, Sang-ha puts Sa-pyeong’s blue orchid on the father tree and he is delighted. In-kyung confronts Ma-ri for lying through her teeth to the media.

While In-kyung is trying to knock some sense into Ma-ri, the reporter believes that In-joo was truly involved in the 72 billion won theft. Ma-ri leaves by telling In-kyung that what she said was her version of the truth and leaves. Just then, some men in a van appear in the parking lot and kidnap In-kyung. Jong-ho brings the fur coat to Hye-suk’s house and is worried when he doesn’t find In-kyung there.

Meanwhile, Sang-ha visits In-joo in prison and teases her with personal belongings that she acquired from the Oh family house. In-joo is worried about In-kyung and warns Sang-ha. Sang-ha threatens to kill all of In-joo’s family including her parents who are in the Philippines as well as In-hye alongside In-kyung. In-joo breaks downs and causes a scene making the officers arrive to help her calm down.

She asks Sang-ha to leave her sisters alone. Sang-ha tells In-joo that she as well as her sisters will have to suffer the consequences of wronging her. Once back in her cell, In-joo starts crying profusely whereas Jong-ho is worried sick trying to find In-kyung as he files a missing report for her. In-kyung wakes up, tied to a chair with Sa-pyeong threatening to torture her for what she did to Jae-sang and General Won’s family. He brings a knife close to In-kyung’s neck and it is indicated that In-kyung is dead.

The next day, Do-il is in court during the second day of In-joo’s trial. He initially answers the Prosecutor’s questions by agreeing that In-joo was aware of the 72 billion won being embezzled.

However, during cross-examination, he alleges that In-joo was only a pawn while the money was actually transferred to a new firm in Panama under Won Sang-ha’s name. Do-il reveals a flash drive with all transactions of embezzled money into Sang-ha’s account and confesses that he too was part of the embezzlement in the past in order to save In-joo.

Sang-ha, who is also in court, is stunned after Do-il’s betrayal and In-joo seems worried for him. Reporters hound Sang-ha and once in her car, Soo-im asks if she knew about the transfer. Soo-im wonders why Do-il chose to help In-joo over keeping the 70 billion himself.

Do-il manages to sneak into the waiting room and meet In-joo one last time reassuring her before he is taken under arrest for his involvement in the case. In-joo watches the news from her solitary confinement and Ma-ri is on a call with Sang-ha. She tells the new Wonryeong director that the only way to save herself was to donate all the money under the Panama account.

Just then, Ma-ri receives an update that In-kyung is alive and on the local news. With the help of Sa-pyeong In-kyung exposes Jae-sang and Sang-ha for killing Hwa-young and Sang-woo as well as many others. The duo also exposes how there exists a father tree full of blue orchids in Sang-ha’s house maligning her reputation further.

Sang-ha who is also watching the news is shocking. A flashback shows how Sa-pyeong was already upset with Sang-ha for having Sang-woo killed. In-kyung convinces him to protect the Jeongran society’s honour and stop Sang-ha from embezzling money under the name of her father. In-kyung finds Jong-ho waiting for her outside the building and rushes to hug him.

She apologises for disappearing all of a sudden and he promises to hold on to her even harder. The next day, In-joo gives her emotional final statement in court. She shares how she got a little greedy upon seeing the money and asks the judge to punish her for her greed.

Just as In-joo finishes her statement, a woman walks into court from behind. In-kyung, Jong-ho, Sang-ha as well as In-joo are shocked to see that the woman is none other than Hwa-young!

The Episode Review

This was, if not the only, but the most chaotic episode in the history of Little Women. It definitely had a few plot holes but they can be overlooked by the insane amount of plot twists. From Do-il showing up and indirectly confessing his feelings for In-joo in court, to Hwa-young showing up alive and well as In-joo is in fear of being incarcerated for something that wasn’t her fault.

My girl In-joo really has an army of people that love her despite her innocence. It was entertaining seeing Do-il, a man who only chased money, be worried about In-joo as he tried to send her a message using the reporters. Jong-ho on the other hand is a literal godsend angel because of his relentlessness in helping In-kyung.

I had been waiting for a betrayal from both Jong-ho and Do-il but it seems like Little Women has given us not one but two green flag boys.

In-kyung’s master-stroke trying to convince Sa-pyeong really worked and it will be interesting to see how Sang-ha is taken down now that she is all alone and helpless. I am sure Hwa-young had orchestrated all of this way before her fake death and I have a feeling In-hye is somehow involved in her return.

On we head to the grand finale of a show that clearly deserved 16 episodes at least!

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3 thoughts on “Little Women – K-Drama Episode 11 Recap & Review”

  1. But wait ! …there’s more bad Korean maths:
    At 20:03 from the end of the same episode (e11) there is a bank statement used in the court case.
    The account is shown in US dollars. The previous balance (38,729.67) plus the deposit of 54,200,545.05 should equal 54,239,274.72… but the new balance is shown as 54,239,271.68 – the bank pilfered $3.04!

    Is Korean maths always this inaccurate?

  2. Well, Korean maths seems to be pretty poor…

    The Defender tells In-joo she embezzled 17,500 times the avg wage in Korea (40,000,000 won). That equals 700 billion won… but the amount in the locker was only (only!) 70 billion won.
    I’m reading subtitles – so the subtitler may have bad math – but all the languages show 17,500 times 40m won.

    Picky, picky, picky. But if you have a job as a scriptwriter, an actor or a subtitler you should know basic maths.

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