Encounter Episode 11 Recap
We Want To Break Free
Soo-Hyun and Jin -Hyeok spend some quality time in Cuba before going back to Seoul. Jin-Hyeok is reinstated back to his previous position in the main office. He gets welcomed by his team, except Mr. Choi’s man. Jin-Hyeok calls Soo-Hyun to a secret place (in the hotel) so they can enjoy some alone time. He gets scolded by his senior for not working, both of them get caught by the cleaning lady. Woo-Seok sends the secret recording of Mr. Choi to Mr. Choi, he wants to meet him for further discussion. He meets and warns Mr. Choi that if goes to Woo-Seok’s mother he will forward the video to Soo-Hyun. On the other hand, he doesn’t want to threaten Mr. Choi all he wants is his help with something.
Jin-Hyeok gets congratulated by his friends and his brother at Dae-Chan’s restaurant. Next day, Jin-Hyeok’s father takes him out and tells him that Jin-Hyeok’s mother and he is worried that he is dating someone so rich. Jin-Hyeok tells him that he has given it a lot of thought and decided to move forward with Soo-Hyun together. Soo-Hyun and Jin-Hyeok at the playground near his house, he is playing coy with her. They both go to a Pojangmacha (outdoor tent bar), Soo-Hyun gets really drunk. She tells Jin-Hyeok that she is worried he will disappear just like her “friends” in the past. He tells her not worry as he will stay close to her forever. Jin-Hyeok takes Soo-Hyun to her house, Woo-Seok who was waiting for her in front of her house sees them together. Next day, Soo-Hyun gets up and remembers all her “misdemeanors” from the previous night.
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She receives a call from Jin-Hyeok who sings for her, Jin-Hyeok then gets “blackmailed” by his younger brother. Mr. Choi meets Mrs. Kim and tells her that he is worried Soo-Hyun will find out who was behind the Cuba hotel situation. Mrs. Kim totally ignores him, Mr. Choi then goes to Woo-Seok. Woo-Seok tells him to gather the shares of the hotel and sell it to him. Woo-Seok wants to work in the Donghwa hotel and for that, he will need shares to have some influence. Elsewhere, Mi-Jin “coincidentally” goes to Dae-Chan’s restaurant, she is playing some push and pull with Dae-Chan who seems to be really into her (so does she). Soo-Hyun’s father secretly meets (at Soo-Hyun’s hotel) another congressman and wants to merge both their parties. He further tells the other congressman that he will drop out of the presidential election.
Woo-Seok meets his uncle and asks for his help to make him a co-Ceo of the hotel. His uncle gets furious with him and tells him not to expect anything from him. Soo-Hyun’s father gets introduced to Jin-Hyeok by Mr. Nam, Woo-Seok sees them all together. Next day, Soo-Hyun and Jin-Hyeok go for another date, he teaches her how to take photographs. He further presents her couple rings, later, Jin-Hyeok calls his parents to the hotel (to celebrate his mother’s birthday). His parents coincidentally meet Soo-Hyun in the elevator, both of them recognize her as she helps them to the restaurant. Soo-Hyun also finds out that they are Jin-Hyeok’s parents, she sends them a bottle of wine as a gift and gives them a free stay at the hotel as well. Elsewhere, Woo-Seok receives the shares from Mr. Choi. Woo-Seok then goes and meets Jin-Hyeok while Jin-Hyeok’s father goes to Soo-Hyun’s office to meet her.
This episode felt like a set-up for the upcoming explosion. Things went slowly and smoothly but won’t be long-lasting. I still feel Woo-Seok will help Soo-Hyun until the end even though his jealousy is taking over his personality. Jin-Hyeok’s parents seem worried about him due to the relationship although I feel they won’t be against the relationship as much as Soo-Hyun’s mother. The only negative (if you can call it that) was the lack of screen time for Mi-Jin and Dae-Chan, I wish we will get to see more of them in the upcoming episode. We already finished episode 11, time seems to go so fast. It feels like they just met yesterday, anyways can’t wait for the upcoming episodes.