Color Of Woman Episode 16 Recap
(My Korean isn’t perfect so I might have made a few mistakes. Please overlook and forgive, if any Again, I won’t be able to put up screen-caps! Otherwise, I hope you enjoy the recap!)
The title of Episode 16 is “Hwangdanghan Scandal!” I hope I read it right!
Sora tells Junsu they should break up which takes him by surprise. Before he can argue, she tells him she’s tired of being angry, jealous, all the misunderstandings and everything and although she always said she was okay, she wasn’t a bit okay. He tells her he’ll try his best to change things but she tells him she’s too tired and wants to rest now. Junsu argues, they already had a hard time starting over, why the sudden break up and Sora tells him they should never have started over, he is just her first love and to not end things was their mistake.
Junsu doesn’t know what to say and asks why the sudden change and guesses there’s a reason she’s saying this. He wrongly thinks it’s Chanjin and Sora tells him to think whatever he wants. All she wants now is end things with him. When she hets up to leave, Junsu grabs her hand to try and stop her but she tells him
“Sunbae, let’s finish this – us now. Please.”
Junsu can’t hold her back. When she leaves, he collapses in his seat. Outside from the window, Sora watches him as she cries too.
We cut back to what the Chairman had said to her. He tells her to break up with Junsu because if they marry, she’ll come between Junsu and Chanjin as Chanjin will leave Junsu’s side. More than the Chairman himself, Junsu and Chanjin are family to each other; does she want to come between the two? Sora has no answer. He tells her Chanjin’s mother died because of him and he will protect Chanjin till the end. He tells her,
“I don’t want to see those two hurting because of you, I’m begging you. Break up with Junsu.”
Junsu walks out of the restaurant lifelessly and Sora watches him go. As she watches him go, a waiter from the restaurant runs out and seeing Junsu gone, gives her the package Junsu forgot behind which contains the couple rings he bought. Seeing them, Sora remembers his words from the morning and tears up again.
Junsu is walking home when he realizes he left the package behind and runs back but the place is already closed. Going home, he thinks over the evening and Sora’s words. Outside, Sora is staring at his window and whispers “I’m sorry” just as Chanjin walks up to her.
He asks her why she went to meet Chairman Yoon and that Jinju was worried so he went after her but she was already gone when he got there. She tells him he said to break up with Junsu. He asks her to understand the Chairman; he cannot help but say such words but Sora disagrees. She tells Chanjin she already broke up with Junsu and not because of Chairman Yoon; it’s because she was never a person who could suit the place next to Junsu and is tired now and wants to rest. Chanjin asks her if she’ll be okay. Tearing up, she says of course, she’ll be okay. Chanjin rests her head on his shoulder as she breaks into tears and softly calls her a fool.
He comes home and Junsu’s in bed. Chanjin asks if he’s sleeping and Junsu doesn’t respond. Turning the light off, Chanjin closes the door and walks away. Junsu opens his eyes and stares in the darkness. Sora tells Jinju they broke up and asks her never to tell Junsu she met Chairman Yoon. Jinju objects; Sora liked Junsu so why break up. Sora tells him she did, a lot; they were so similar in everything. Jinju points out she still likes him but Sora tells her it’s because she still likes him that they have to break up. Jinju can’t understand the logic and even broods over it in her room. Sora stares at the couple rings again when she’s alone.
The next morning, Junsu comes to the office and finds the package on his desk. Going out, he asks the secretary who brought it and heads out to find Sora. When he calls her up, she takes out the battery of her mobile and heads out but runs into him coming to find her. She’s ready to walk away but he stops her. He asks her why she had the package and if she came back. She lies that she forgot her handphone and had to come back. She points out she has no intention of accepting it. He tells her he can’t break up with her but she tells him her feelings are already sorted out. When he argues, she tells him if he keeps this up, she won’t be able to continue coming to the company, is that what he wants? Chanjin watches Sora walk away and follows her. She goes to the stairwell and sits there, trying to gather herself together and Chanjin simply watches her from below.
Back in his office, Junsu throws the package into the bin. Jinju walks in to remind him of an appointment. In the meeting, he’s not listening clearly but when the board members start criticizing him for the scandal, he asks what Chanjin thinks but instead of Chanjin, Director Song speaks up. Junsu wants to deny the scandal, after all, he has someone he loves but Director Song tells him people won’t believe it. She proposes to take care of the matter with the media, with Chanjin’s help. Chanjin agrees to help her.
Jinju is aggravated at all the negative comments regarding her on the net when she’s sent in to clean the dustbin from Junsu’s room. There, she finds the package and takes out the rings. They’re even engraved “J ❤ S” and Jinju realizes its couple rings for Junsu and Sora. Not able to stop herself, she tries it on but later on, can’t take it off and ends up stuck with it on her hand. She’s called by Director Song who takes her out on a shopping trip. They’re Director Song and Jinju admire shoes together and Director Song asks Jinju to try them on. Jinju is curious as to why Director Song would want to buy her shoes. Director Song tells her if she follows her plan, Jinju can become Cinderella. Jinju doesn’t like the idea of betraying Jinju and is about to get up when Director Song grabs her and seats her down again and heatedly tells her whoever it is, friend or not, you have to snatch away what you want. She takes out a piece of paper and gives it to Jinju, it’s her plan. Jinju almost takes it before rejecting it and leaves.
Junsu asks Chanjin to call a conference. He wants to explain the situation but Chanjin tells him this isn’t the way to go about it and it won’t help Sora at all. Junsu asks Chanjin if he took Director Song’s hand today because of him but Chanjin tells him it wasn’t because of him but because of the company; because of the company he will do whatever is necessary to be done, as repayment to the Chairman and Junsu. With a smile, he asks Junsu to let him handle it; does he not believe in him? Junsu tells him he and Sora are the only people he believes in. Before leaving, Chanjin tells him to give Sora time; no matter what has happened between them, Sora needs time. Belatedly, Junsu finds the package from the garbage bin missing and initially gets angry but then apologizes for shouting at the secretary and asks for a glass of water. Outside, the secretary tells Jinju to take water to Junsu.
When she brings it in, Junsu absently reaches out for the glass and Jinju drops the glass, hiding the hand with the ring. Sora is walking around in a daze and bumps into other workers making their files fall and apologizes, helping them pick it up. Chanjin watches her with a sigh and whispers to himself, calling her a fool at for walking around in such a daze. When Sora gets back to her station, she hears Chanjin has called for her and heads to his office.
In the office, Chanjin is sitting with an ice pack on his injured arm. When Sora walks in and notices it, she immediately asks him if it’s hurting and asks him to go to the hospital but he tells her it’s not that bad. He needs her help; he has a lot of work and with his arm like that he can’t do it. So Sora heads to the computer to do the typing. He tells her once she’s done with that, there’s more to do and Sora tells him to bring it all on.
Junsu’s heading out of the office when he sees Sora and Chanjin come out of his office. Chanjin tells him not to misunderstand; his arm was hurting so he asked Sora to help him with work and tells him Sora and he will be pulling an all nighter. Sora addresses Junsu as President and tells Chanjin they should head out, they’ve got work to do. Jinju is at the pojangmacha downing drinks when Junsu enters but seeing her, turns to leave. The store manager sends out his lackey and promises them there’ll be no pictures taken so Junsu sits down with Jinju and they share drinks. Junsu tells her Sora and he haven’t broken up, it’s just a small problem. Junsu tells her when he likes something; he only sees it always (as in will stay faithful to them to the end). Jinju asks if he will turn to another person if Sora doesn’t return. He tells her that will never happen. Jinju sadly watches him drink.
After they walk in home, Chanjin tells Sora they have something more important to do as she helps him out of his coat. When she asks what it is, he says “Food!” Sora tells him she doesn’t feel like eating but he pushes her towards the kitchen telling her he’s so hungry he feels like he’ll faint. At his strength, Sora asks him if his arm is better already but he tells her he’s so hungry he can’t feel the pain. When she sets the table and tells him to eat, he opens his mouth saying “Ah!” Sora tells him to eat with his other hand but he points out he’s injured because of her so she proceeds to feed him like a child. He behaves so much like a child that she finally bursts out in a smile and Chanjin points it out. When she brushes it off, he tells her
“This is the first time you’ve smiled all day!”
He asks her if she’s confident she won’t regret her decision, she tells her she doesn’t know. She tells him to hurry up and meet a good woman and not stick to her side all the time. He asks her what if he sticks around her side forever. She tells him to forget it if it means she’s going to be cooking for him like this forever and continues to feed him.
Back to work, Chanjin tells her the work isn’t urgent and it didn’t matter if it wasn’t done for a long while to come either. She wonders if he did it purposely and he points out she didn’t think of anything else all day thanks to work and points out “There’s no one better than a friend.” Hearing him say that jogs Sora’s memory about what Chairman Yoon had said when she’d told him she and Chanjin were just friends.
“Friend? You don’t know Chanjin yet, do you? If Chanjin simply thought of you as a friend, he wouldn’t have stuck to your side for so long! You might think of him as a friend but he doesn’t.”
Sora turns to Chanjin and asks if he likes her. He tells her no, he hates her a lot. She tells him not to joke around and he tells her of course he likes her, otherwise why would he stick to her side for ten years. She asks him if he sees her as a woman and Chanjin tells her, “Who knows? Even I’m confused about that!” and listing off a number of hormones, tells her they should put it to test. She asks how they’ll do that and he tells her to simply stay still and moves in as if to kiss her. When she fidgets around and backs away, he grabs her arms and asks her if she’s scared. She denies it even as her hand forms a fist from nerves and at the last moment, bursts out “Gas! I forgot to turn off the gas!” and runs off to the kitchen, trying to calm her heavy breath and fast beating heart. When she comes back, she changes the subject and he scoots closer, telling her they should complete what they were doing but she tells him she’ll throw him out if he keeps this up. He points out her face is all red and playfully kid around when there’s a bang. Jinju’s just arrived and stares at them disapprovingly and tells Sora not to regret her decision before stomping into her room. Once inside, she contemplates the ring on her hand and makes a phone call.
There’s talk throughout the company about Jinju’s upcoming television interview and it seems only Sora and Junsu were the two people who knew nothing about it. Chanjin walks in and points out he’s the one who allowed it. Since its time for the interview, they all sit down to watch it. Jinju is wearing the shoes Director Song showed her that day and Director Song is standing behind on the set, clapping and smiling. The whole interview goes alright except at the end, Jinju tells everyone the scandal is false; because it’s not a scandal and both she and Junsu are lovers. Only Chanjin isn’t surprised at it and Director Song is all smiles. Jinju tells the story of how they met ten years ago at college and repeats Sora’s words about why she likes Junsu. Smiling shyly, she raises her hand to her lips and everyone sees the ring and she confirms that it’s a couple ring and it’s been inscribed with initials, J ❤ S where J is Jinju and S is Su from Junsu. Chanjin seems surprised at the whole couple ring thing though. Sora walks out in a huff and Junsu follows her to try and explain. Chanjin seems a bit bothered by the turn of events. Junsu catches up to her but she asks him how much more laughable he’s going to make her. He tells her Jinju’s lying and he doesn’t know how she got the ring but he never gave it to her. Sora tells him she has no right to believe in him anymore-they’ve already broken up.
Calling up Director Song, he asks her what the hell she’s been doing without his permission but she tells him she asked Chanjin already. In his office, Chanjin and Junsu face each other and Junsu asks him if he really was the one who did this. Chanjin tells him he’ll make any decision he has to, for the sake of the company but Junsu cuts off his sentence as he slaps him. Unfazed and with stony eyes, Chanjin stares back at him and repeats his last words; it was a decision for the company and Chairman Yoon allowed it. Junsu tells him he’s disappointed in him but Chanjin says those are the words he should be saying to him, not the other way around and points out he’s supposed to be worried about Sora right now. She has yet to come back since she left right after the broadcast. Junsu walks out and Chanjin stares ahead with a cold expression, eyes steely hard. We cut back to the scene where he’d reached the Chairman’s house. He’d been about to knock on the door to the room where the Chairman and Sora were when he heard the Chairman’s voice, asking Sora if she was going to come between Chanjin and Junsu and admitting he’s the reason Chanjin’s mother died. Next, Chanjin is in a bar with Director Song and asks her how his mother died. She gives him the picture of his mother and Chairman Yoon. She tells him the relationship between the two was not what Chanjin was told-an official relationship of boss and employee, and that Chairman Yoon thought his mother was “easy” just like any other woman. [I’m a little confused about what she says ahead so I’m writing what I think but it might not be exact] And that Chanjin’s mother, who’d always, had high hopes and dreams for Chanjin was led to death by Chairman Yoon’s “wrong love”. Chanjin asks if Junsu knows and Director Song tells him they’re father and son-of course he’d know. She tells him to get revenge on Chairman Yoon.
Junsu is calling Sora but she’s not picking up and wonders where she is. Of course, Chanjin knows where to find her and shows up at the game centre where she’s taking out her frustrations on a game and he asks her why she’s stewing alone just as the phone rings and its Junsu but Sora ignores it. Chanjin challenges her to a game and they both play each other. On the way back, Chanjin makes a few remarks and Sora makes off handed remarks as her mind isn’t totally here. Chanjin remarks she’s really lost her senses. Before they can chat more, Chanjin spies Junsu walking out of the house and grabs Sora’s arm, asking her.
Chanjin: “Tell me, do you really want to finish things with Junsu sunbae?”
Sora: “It’s already finished.”
Chanjin: “Not for Junsu hyung. Think clearly; do you really want to end it all?”
Sora: “Yes, I want it to end. That’s all I want to do.”
Chanjin: “Stay Still”
He moves in for a kiss as Junsu watches and Sora remains still. Junsu turns back with angry tears as Chanjin watches him.
[End of Episode]
So, what we get from this episode is that Chanjin finds out that the Chairman is responsible for his mother’s death and in an act of defiance-or to protect Sora, he helps Director Song throw Junsu and Jinju together.
The Chairman and Junsu have never openly discussed Chanjin’s mother’s issue and we haven’t seen what Director Park told Junsu; we’ve only seen Junsu apologizing to Chanjin and going to the extent of conceding things. I think its more likely Junsu does not know the whole picture but has an idea regarding its severity which is why he feels sorry towards Chanjin.
But Chanjin believes his mother was wronged and that Junsu also knew about it but never told him. Probably his mother’s death was the Chairman’s fault, but I don’t think she was as wronged as Director Song has portrayed. Still, to Chanjin it’s a betrayal by the persons he trusted and believed in the most so I’m not surprised at his actions. From what the preview shows, we can expect more Junsu-Chanjin spars in the future as Chanjin takes out his anger on Junsu and is no longer fully supporting and helping Junsu like a loyal brother.
I’ll hold off judgement on the end scene of this episode until the next episode or until we get a clearer picture regarding Chanjin’s actions and intents. So far, I don’t believe he did it out of spite to Junsu or revenge because from the preview, it’s shown that he did it for Sora and tells her so. However, the next episode will be able to clear the air a little more around the trio as Chanjin’s actions throughout this episode were mild, even having Jinju admit to the false scandal and helping out Director Song translates into two purposes but its not necessary that both apply: To go against Junsu and to protect Sora because if he’d allowed Junsu to have his own press conference and reject the scandal as false, it would have brought Chairman Yoon’s anger onto Sora again. At the end of the day Chanjin tells Junsu too that what he should be worried about isn’t his disappointment or anger at him but Sora.
Also, I think the reason why he doesn’t try to help the Junsu x Sora vehicle anymore is because he already told Junsu and Sora both that he won’t be a mediator for them anymore. I’ve read comments about Junsu x Sora ending up as the end couple and the way things are heading, that’s probably exactly how it’s going to end but I’m still a slight sticker to the Chanjin x Sora ship! 😛 Thing is, I think Chanjin is the one with whom Sora is really Sora. He’s the one who’s the most accommodating and accepting of who she is and unlike Junsu, supports her on what she wants. There’s a famous saying “Choose the man who loves you rather than the man whom you love!” and I kind of understand it after seeing this drama. Sora probably doesn’t love him back, probably does; but she certainly does have feelings for Junsu; whether they’re true feelings or just culminations of a first love that’s unfulfilled, I can’t say. And whatever the final decision, as long as it feels right, I’ll be on-board! Right now, I feel myself 40/60 between the Junsu x Sora and Chanjin x Sora boats; I won’t be disappointed if she ends up with Junsu. If things are executed right and every character gets a clean and good break and deserves that final decision, I’ll go with whatever the end is!
Let’s see how Chanjin’s character culminates further and what he does and if he is indeed in for revenge, how far is he willing to go. I just hope he doesn’t become an evil just for the sake of evil type character! I love the character too much to watch him go down the drain like that! 😉
Hope you guys enjoyed the recap! See you again next week, hopefully! 🙂
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