Hierarchy – Episode 6 | Transcript

Kang Ha plans a strike to make the school an even playing field. But Jae-i attempts to protect Ri-an from the blow, revealing a hidden secret to Kang Ha.
Hierarchy (TV series)

Season 1 – Episode 6
Released worldwide on Netflix on June 7, 2024

Plot: Kang Ha plans a strike to make the school an even playing field. But Jae-i attempts to protect Ri-an from the blow, revealing a hidden secret to Kang Ha.

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[opening theme music playing]


[melodic pop music playing]

[music fades]

[unsettling music playing]


[muffled electronic music playing]

[tender music playing]


[music fades]

Are you proud of yourselves?

I understand that my feelings mean nothing to you,

but this is not how you reject someone, Kim Ri-an.


Remember what I said?

About how if you got in my way, I wouldn’t just stand by and let you?

So what are you gonna do?

You’ll just have to wait and see, won’t you?

Just know, whatever happens,

I’m not the one who threw respect out the window.


make sure He-ra gets home safe.

What a bitch.

Yoon He-ra.

I should disappear.

It’s best that I do.



[He-ra] You won’t get away with this!

You two are done! You hear me? Get off me!

[sobs] I won’t take it anymore!

[He-ra screams] Let go of me!

What are you stopping me for?

Pick a side.

It’s me or Jae-i and Ri-an!

Which is it? Are you on my side or not!

[music fades]

[pensive music playing]


[car engine starting]


What took you so long, honey?

I was worried that you might’ve gotten lost.

It may not be the most comfortable,

but this is where we need to stay for the time being.

But don’t be worried.

I made sure that you have a suite of your own. How’s that sound?

I’m gonna go out and pick up some sushi.

Why don’t you go get settled?

Excuse me.

Yes, sir.

Would you show her the room?


Oh, and He-ra?

One more thing. I bought you a new dress

so that you can wear it to your outing this weekend.

Try it on when you get upstairs.

Enjoy your stay.

[He-ra’s father] I’ll buy you a nicer dress next time. From Dad.


[Ri-an] You know, the chef almost moved to another hotel,

but I convinced him to stay.

I know you love the food here.


You should say sorry to Kang Ha.


If I had done something to warrant one, then I would.

Regardless of your intent,

you know that you’re a big part of how the school hierarchy works

and why there’s so much violence.

Can’t you see that?

And that’s all my fault?

When I think about everything Kang Ha has gone through, it makes sense.

Why he acts like this.

It’s our fault he lost his brother.

So I’d appreciate

if you would give him a sincere apology.

Can you drop it, Jae-i?

We’re finally having a meal together.

I actually feel good and normal for the first time in a while.

Let’s not ruin it.

Apologizing isn’t that hard, is it?

I don’t know how.

I’ve never had to do it before, have I?

[Jae-i sighs]


let’s stop this now.

We haven’t been with one another in so long.

So let’s just enjoy it, Jae-i.

[Jae-i breathes deeply]


[footsteps approaching]

Judging from that expression, you weren’t exactly studying just now.

I’m sketching. Yeah. Just sketching something.

I wanted to tell you, your dad made up his mind.

Oh, he’s gonna run?

And I think he’ll be able to do it with the full support of the Jaeyul Group.

The Jaeyul Group? Not Jooshin?

[unsettling music playing]

This hasn’t gotten out.

What is it?

It’s proof that Jaeyul Group’s only daughter

has been seeking pregnancy care abroad.


[unsettling music continues]

[Ju-won] Kang Ha.

Let’s go. They’re all waiting.

[breathes deeply]

[Ms. Han] You have a dangerous taste in men.

What’s so interesting to you about scholarship students, I wonder?

I’m sure you had good intentions, but things always seem to end so badly.

I heard you’re not moving to the United States anymore.

As your homeroom teacher, I have to say, that makes me concerned.

I just don’t want to see Jooshin engulfed in yet another tragic accident.

[Jae-i] You know what, Ms. Han?

Whatever my tastes are, they really aren’t that interesting compared to yours.

[pensive music playing]

[boy 1] What, fight back?

[Ha] We can’t keep putting up with this unfair treatment, can we?

But if you think about it, is it that unfair?

We attend the most expensive school in the country without paying a dime.

It’s a pretty good deal.

Your point?

“Yeah, this is what we deserve.” “Thanks for walking all over us.”

Even so, what can we do?

We can prove the abuse.

We need to teach them, once and for all, they’re not as untouchable as they think.

The school won’t do it, and neither will the teachers.

Don’t expect them to.

Think about the influence their parents have on Jooshin High.

You really think the school will take our side?

Maybe you’re right, but I don’t understand.

Why are you doing this, Kang Ha?

Aren’t you just using us to avenge your brother?

You’re right.

That’s how it started.

But now it’s more than that.

If we hold back, it’s never gonna stop.

Not after we graduate, not for the rest of our lives.

Are you willing to live like that?

No one’s ever tried to change anything.

Let’s give it a shot.

[intriguing music playing]

[Ju-won] Before we do this,

we should make sure we have the same goals.

Because it won’t be easy

taking on all the rich kids and the school.

We can’t afford to move too fast unless you want to attack them directly.

[electronic music playing]

“Attack directly”?

The school knows everything.

Every single move the students make.

So we need to be careful.

What are you talking about?

All that private information and videos. Where’d you get all that?



[Ju-won] I can’t tell you yet.

What matters now is that we are both on the same page with this.

We attack the head first

by releasing the video of Jung Jae-i and Kim Ri-an.

We can use the press or socials. It’ll destroy them instantly.

No, we can’t.

Why the hell not?

Don’t tell me you actually like Jung Jae-i?

I need you to tell me if you and I are in this together…

or not.

[phone line ringing]

[door opens]

[footsteps approaching]

She’s not answering?

[sighs] Who’d you think I was calling?


She hasn’t been in school or answered my calls the past few days.

Her feelings must’ve been hurt pretty bad.

Ri-an seems relieved that you guys are back together.

But how do you feel, Jae-i?

Yeah, um,

do I really need to answer that?

I just want you to make things clear.

We’ve all been struggling… because of your decisions.

You all?

Ri-an, He-ra,

and me too.

[Woo-jin sighs]

If you hadn’t pushed Ri-an away and gone after that scholarship kid, then

He-ra wouldn’t have confessed to Ri-an.

Then you two wouldn’t have had any issues, and then…


…I wouldn’t be so… fucking heartbroken now.

[tender music playing]

[gasps] Wow!

Oh! Nice one!

Good, right?

Real good.

[He-ra] Hurry, hurry, hurry. Woo-jin…

[all exclaim, laugh]

Come on. Get over here.

You’re not getting off easy.


I mean it.

No! Wait a second! Wait a second! Hold on, hold on.



[Ri-an] My turn.

Oh, come on! Why does he get a turn?

Those are the rules!

[Woo-jin] Why? Ugh!


[He-ra] You went easy on him!


[all laughing]

So you’re blaming me for everything, then?


I’m not blaming.

I’m just concerned.

I’m worried it’ll amount to nothing.

All the time we spent together.

I’m scared it’ll crumble

and fade away.

I want you to try and make sure that doesn’t happen.


All this time I… I never left Ri-an’s side, not even once.

I only made it seem that way to make sure he was okay.

I thought it was the best thing I could do,

and you know what?

I still think I was right.

Honestly, I don’t deserve him.

I’ll do it. I’ll try my best.

I wanna protect us. I want it as much as you do.

I’ll try.

I’ll do whatever I can.

And you should too.

You should be clear what side you’re on.

He-ra’s? Or maybe

the woman with the Hermès bag?

When your heart decides, who will it be?

[music fades]

[door opens]

[door closes]

[melodic pop music playing]

[phone buzzing]


[Seon-u] Wow, it feels like my birthday!

I must’ve reread your DM, like, ten times.

I can’t believe I’m on a date with you.

Thanks for keeping your promise, Noona.

I don’t even wanna blink! Who knows the next time I’ll get this opportunity?

So I’m gonna enjoy everything while I still can.


You really like me that much?

Everyone thinks I’m a nasty snob. They call me a bitch behind my back.

But that’s part of your charm.

Hey, don’t ever let bitches become your type.

You’re in for a life of pain.

Oh? Is that He-ra?

What brings you here?

[Jae-hyeok] I’ve actually been meaning to talk to you.

You have?

As you know, my sister’s move to New York fell through.

[laughs] So I thought that this would be the absolute perfect moment

to pass a little something on to you.

What is it?

Oh, you know,

just my ace in the hole.

The ultimate card I have to play.

[melodic pop music continues]

[phone buzzing]

Take a look at this.

When you see it for yourself, I think you’ll agree.


It’s all yours.

[Jae-hyeok laughing]

[music fades]



Watch it all?


Great, isn’t it? [laughing]


[Jae-hyeok grunts]

[He-ra sighs] You fucking asshole.

[He-ra exhales sharply]

I knew you sucked, but you’re an evil piece of shit, huh?

This really crosses the line.

[gasps] Noona!


I did you a favor since we have so much in common.

This is how you pay me back? With a slap in the face?


Look, I admit that I am a bitch,

but I’m a bitch with morals,

and I think the comparison to a scumbag monster like you

is a bit unfair.

Don’t you think?



You crazy bitch! Seriously?

I mean, wow! I can’t fucking believe this shit!

[Jae-hyeok laughing]

Jung Jae-i, you idiot. [sniffles]

Is this the shit you were putting up with?

[melancholy music playing]

From that little creep?



[melancholy music continues]

[music fades]

Okay, ma’am. I’ll leave these here.

[woman laughs] You’re always such a help, dear.

Wait right there.


[Ha] Oh wow!

[laughs] You don’t have to thank me. I get paid for this, remember?

See ya. Have a great day.

[woman] My goodness. What a sweet young man.

[woman laughs]

[rhythmic pop music playing]

[children laughing]

[boy 1] Take that! Get him, get him!

[boy 3] Hyung! Hyung!

[children laughing]

[boy 3] I got him, you guys!

Hey! Gimme that that thing! Huh?

I told you to be careful, didn’t I? Hyung! Hyung!

You’d all be dead meat if I didn’t have an ice cream.

Look at you.

Your clothes are all wet!

Are you laughing at me now? Oh, so it’s a challenge, huh?

Hey, hey! Hey!

[boy 3] Hyung! Hyung!

[Ha] You’re dead! [grunts]

Hey! [laughs]

[boy 3] Get him! Get him! Don’t stop!

Hey, I surrender, I surrender! Mercy!

You get back here!

You can’t get away from us!

[Ha] Hey, hey, stop, stop, stop!

Look over there!

[boy 2] Where are you going?

Hey, guys, wait for me! Wait for me!

Hello, Kang Ha.

[music fades]

[Ha] Go on, try it. It’s really good.


Ah! The weather’s great.

The breeze is nice, and the clouds are pretty too.

It’s almost unreal.


How are you so happy all the time?

To me, the weather looks exactly the same as it did yesterday,

but you think it’s great.

You get into water gunfights

and have fun like a child.


It’s like I never let myself feel that way before.

I’m always on guard and anxious,

which is crazy because I have so much more than you.

How do you find joy in such simple things?


On our way home from tutoring,

In-han and I would stop for tteokbokki.

[tender music playing]

An old lady ran the place. We’d help her carry stuff.

And every time, the lady would buy us both an ice cream cone.

It’s the little stuff like that.

Going to the arcade and playing games.

Eating ice cream out on the streets on a nice day.

Running to catch the bus and snagging an empty seat.

I just love things like that.

I envy you.

You must have them too.

It might not be the breeze or the clouds,

but you have things you like, things that bring you joy.

Find them

and protect them.

In my experience, if something gets between you and those things,

it’s better to face it head-on than to try to run and hide.

Even if there’s a risk of getting hurt, try to fight back.

Nothing could be more worthwhile

than protecting the things you like.

I just wish you could be happy, Jae-i.

You never know. You might like a water gunfight.



[music fades]

So what is it?

The thing you came out here to tell me.

I want you to tell me what you’re planning.

You said you’d… expose what happened to In-han.

The person blackmailing you… I found them.

[electronic pop music playing]

What do they want?

The same thing I do.

The chance to expose the guilty.

Expose everyone behind the crimes at Jooshin

and to make sure they pay the price for it.

I plan to join forces with them.

Now I have a bow ready to shoot.

And pretty soon, I’m going to notch an arrow and draw it back.

But when I fire it,

I don’t want that arrow hurting you.

I’ll make sure they don’t threaten you ever again.

I can do both. I can protect you and hold the people who killed In-han responsible.

I told you once before.

If there’s anything in my life that’s worth protecting, it’s Ri-an

and Ri-an alone.

So, if you’re planning on aiming that bow at him, look before you shoot.

Because that’s where I’ll be…

standing in your way.

Well, I guess that means…

we’re enemies now.


[music fades]

I’m dating Jae-i. Of the Jaeyul Group.

Have been for a while now,

and I thought it was time that you knew about it.

There isn’t a privilege in the world without responsibilities, Ri-an.

Considering the difficult path ahead for you as my sole heir,

why preoccupy yourself with such trivial matters?

I’m not interested in living like you and Dad.

I have no interest in a loveless marriage,

exchanging empty pleasantries with the other person once or twice a year.

I’m going to date someone that I really care about.

I’m going to be happy.

“Someone you care about”? [laughing]

I understand.

That seems so important for someone your age.

But soon, Ri-an, you’ll see that feeling for what it really is.

Emotional trickery and childishness. Nothing could be more trivial.

I don’t really care about what you have to say about it.

I can’t live without her.

I think I’ve made myself clear.

[door opens]

[door closes]

[thunder rumbling]

[Ms. Han] You kept ignoring my calls. I couldn’t reach you.

It was frustrating.

I couldn’t stand waiting. I had to come.

I went and got the car fixed. You see?

Like new, isn’t it?

[thunder rumbling]

The car did seem fixed.

I couldn’t find that thing.

I got rid of it already.

It could’ve put us in real danger.

That car…

I don’t know what’s gotten into me either.

I thought maybe you were avoiding me.

My feelings were all over the place.

I didn’t know what to do.

I thought we agreed that whatever was between us…

we would never share any emotions that would get in the way.


I know this isn’t love.

And I know that I can never have you.

But I’m still human, aren’t I?

I have feelings.

No matter how hurt your feelings are…

that car isn’t something you can just take out.


Of course.

How could I forget?

That car represents a secret that neither of us want getting out.

[mysterious music playing]

It’s He-ra, isn’t it?

The woman in Lee Woo-jin’s heart.

Let’s not imagine things.

That gets us nowhere.

Leave the keys.

Why? Worried I might use it for blackmail?

It’s not about that.

It’s dangerous for you.

Maybe so, but it’s the only thing protecting me right now.

If you’re worried about protection,

forget the car.

I’m your best shot at safety.


Maybe what we had wasn’t love…

but at least it wasn’t all a lie.

When I needed someone, you supported me.

But now that’s over.

Let’s end things here.

Very well.

See you at school.

[Woo-jin scoffs]

[door opens]


[door closes]

[unsettling music playing]

[Chairman Jung] Eyes, heart, head, neck.

Aim for a spot that will kill it instantly.

When you see its blood spurting, you’ll know you hit true.

With one flick of your hand,

that little rabbit will be transformed into red mist.

The thrill of the hunt.

That’s how you’ll grow strong.

What are you waiting for? Pull the trigger.


Keep your eyes open. [echoes]

Why aren’t you shooting? End that thing’s life this instant.

Shoot. Now!

[music swells]

[gunshot echoes]

[Jae-i sighs]

Jung Jae-i.

I don’t wanna shoot it.

I don’t wanna murder anything.

I’m not coming here anymore.

I hate hunting,

your endless demands, all of it.

[unsettling music continues]

So it’s rebellion, is it?

You’re saying you intend to disobey my commands

and do as you please.

Is that it?

You only see your daughter, Jung Jae-i of Jaeyul Group.

But underneath, I’m just me.

And that gives me a right.

The right to be true to myself and protect what I care about.

Oh, no.

That’s not something you get to decide.

I gave you that name myself.

My blood runs through your veins.

What right could possibly exist

that allows you to give those up?

As long as you bear my name,

as long as you carry my blood,

you decide nothing for yourself.

That is your duty and your obligation.

[rifle clicks]

The debt you owe for your life.

Your everything.

[tense music playing]

From beginning to end, you’re a part of me.

You’re my creation.

[music intensifies]

[Jae-i sighs]

[music subsides]

The dynamics of East Asian international relations were

underrepresented in Eurocentric international law.

But the law was evolving over time.

But when you see the circumstances of the political situation,

then you will understand how we changed it.

So when you see this paper…

[mysterious music playing]

…a new branch of international law has been…


[Ri-an sighs]

[unsettling music playing]

Find out who filmed it.

Whoever dared to send that to me, I want you to find out where it came from.

We’ll handle it as soon as possible.

[Ri-an] No leaks.

Do whatever it takes to keep it contained.

This video cannot be seen by anybody.

No one finds out. Not the school, and especially not my mother.

Everyone’s jobs are on the line, so keep it from getting out, understand?

[music ends]


[Ba-da] Did you see this? Is this for real?

It says He-ra’s family is bankrupt, and they’re going under.

[boy] Damn.

[Ba-da] What’s gonna happen to her now?

Rejected by Ri-an. Enemies with Jae-i.

If her family is broke, our Queen He-ra is done for.

What? Queen He-ra, my ass!

After all the shit she’s pulled at this school?

You bet your ass she’s finished! [laughing]

[Ms. Han] I’m taking attendance now. Sit down, everyone.

Come with me.

There’s something I need to tell you.

[Jae-i] What is it?

Last year at the villa,

someone filmed us there.

[unsettling music playing]

But don’t worry about it.

I’m gonna deal with everything. I promise.

Who sent you the video?

I’m finding out.

Just stay by my side, Jae-i.

We’ll get through this.

Don’t run away again.

Let me protect you.

[Ha] I’m willing to give you one last chance.

You know better than anyone what’s been going on here at Jooshin High.

Follow your own regulations… and punish the students responsible.

I am giving you one final opportunity

to bring this school back to its original mission.

And where do you get this confidence?


You see, I have a secret weapon that could blow Jooshin away.

What’s that?

If you continue to enable abuse,

you’ll leave us no choice.

We’ll blow it all up in your face.

[door opens]


[door closes]

[footsteps approaching]

Are you crazy? Why the fuck did you meet with the principal

without telling me about it?

I’m going to do this right.

If you wanna do this right, we should hit Kim Ri-an, like I said.

You said start at the top.

All the adults who let this happen,

they’re at the top.

Is this why you wanted to team up?

What are you actually trying to get from me?

[tense music playing]

Don’t tell me.

You’re doing this to protect Jung Jae-i?

Nam Ju-won, what are you talking about?

Uh-huh, I’m right, aren’t I? It is for her!

Do you know what kind of secrets she’s hiding?

You haven’t seen everything yet. If you only knew what…

[Jae-i] It was you.

The blackmailer.

[strained breathing]

[Jae-i] So that’s it. You’ve drawn your bow, haven’t you?

I told you I’d make them suffer the consequences.

I’m gonna tell my father, and I’ll tell the school.

I’ll tell them a video like that exists,

and there are people threatening to release it to the world.

If I tell them myself, I can still get ahead of it.

No. Why would you? If you do that, you’ll…

My dad would kill me, for a start.

He’d drag me away and hide me in New York.

But even so,

at least they’ll be able to stop it.

My dad and the school,

they’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that video never gets out.

It’s what they do.

Then what? Suffer the consequences alone? Take it all on yourself?

What happens to me doesn’t matter.

As long as I can protect Ri-an.



He’s everything.

Exactly! Why?

Why is your everything…

[tender music playing]

…somebody like him?

Because no matter what,

he feels the same way.

That’s how we grew up.

Relying on each other to survive.

If Ri-an falls apart, then so will I.

Well, go ahead, then.

But I won’t give up.

Whether or not you protect Kim Ri-an, whether or not we all die…

I’m going to see this through.

[breathes deeply]

I was pregnant.

Don’t turn around.

Just stand and listen.

I was scared.

I was scared of my father, that he’d cast me out like my mom.

Afraid that I’d lose everything I had overnight

and be kicked out of my home.

So I went to the United States to take care of it.

But I couldn’t do it.

I turned back from the hospital twice.

I couldn’t figure out what to do.

But then, one day…

I was in so much pain.

I guess it must have known what I was trying to do.

And so, as fast as it came,

it was suddenly gone.

And Kim Ri-an?

Does he…

He doesn’t.

So I…

did my best to avoid him.

[Jae-i] I couldn’t bear to look at Ri-an and pretend like nothing happened.

I told myself, “It’s better this way. Now, things can go back to normal.”

That’s why I went to the States in the first place.

I really believed if I just broke up with Ri-an,

then I could be free of it all.

And maybe I could’ve.

Then you showed up and ruined it all.

Yes, you, Kang Ha.

You told me to face my fears instead of running away.

You dug up memories I thought I’d buried.

Awoke a feeling I didn’t know I had.

It was you.

[breathing shakily]


[music fades]

In fact, from now on…

I’ll do exactly what you told me to.

You’re gonna fight back?

I’m going to protect the things I like.

So, if you need to draw your bow, go ahead and shoot.

[rhythmic pop music playing]

And when you do, I’ll happily stand in your way.


[rhythmic pop music continues]

[music fades]


[doorbell ringing]


There you are.

[Woo-jin breathes deeply]

How long have you been staying here?

You should’ve told us things were this bad.

Sorry, “us?” Who does that mean?

Kim Ri-an and Jung Jae-i?

Or people like Woo-jin who refuse to take a side?

Who is this “us” you’re referring to?

[Woo-jin sighs]

We should at least get you out of here. I’ll find a solution.

You can come with me to my studio for now.

What are you? My knight in shining armor?

You’re making things worse. I already feel like trash as it is.


[sighs] I’m gonna drop out.

I don’t have a place here anymore.

Let’s just say goodbye and be done with it.

There’s no reason for us to stay friends.

Hey, what are you talking about?

I’m so sick of all of you.

Especially Jae-i, for letting herself be…


There’s no point explaining it to you.

So it’s because of us? We’re the reason you’re leaving school?

I just don’t wanna see you guys anymore.

Then you’re still upset.

Well, yeah! How do you think I feel, then?

After all the things that Jung Jae-i did.

That stupid bitch.

How could my supposed “best friend” tell me nothing?

You said to pick a side?

I choose yours, Yoon He-ra.

So what?

You’ve chosen, so then what’s in it for me?


Don’t drop out.

I’ll take care of it.

[rhythmic pop music playing]

[door opens]


[door closes]

[rhythmic pop music continues]

[music fades]




[footsteps approaching]

So that’s it? You’re running away?

You always make things so extreme.

What exactly are you planning to do after dropping out?

God, you guys are so annoying.

Is it your turn to bother me now, Jae-i?

Take care of yourself first!

Jung Jae-i, do you know what kind of place Jooshin is?

What do you mean?

[He-ra] It’s a jungle.

The kind of place where if you let your guard down for a second, you get eaten.

But there’s still one thing everyone here can agree on.

That this school should be a living hell for anyone too poor or underprivileged.

Isn’t that why we look down on the scholarship students

and treat them like they’re invisible?

Am I wrong?

Do you really expect me to end up like them?

That’s not what I said.

Well, whatever you meant, forget me. Worry about yourself.

Don’t you have bigger fish to fry?

What are you trying to say?

[pensive music playing]


[inhales sharply]

You’ve never told me anything about your own life either!

So what gives you the right to dictate mine?

Jung Jae-i, did you ever even once consider me as your friend?

[door opens]

[door closes]


[boy] Hey, it’s Yoon He-ra.

[Ba-da] Look.

[girl] Didn’t her family go bankrupt?

You idiot.

[Ye-ji] “Idiot”?

That’s a bit aggressive for “good morning,” don’t you think?

Well, it’s an insult.

What kind of idiot can’t even protect his own girlfriend?

I’m sorry?

[He-ra sighs]

The recording? The vacation house?

Gee, I wonder who had the chance to film you guys there.

[unsettling music playing]

What did you say? Who told you that?

It’s Jae-i’s vacation house.

Who’s the one other person who would’ve been there besides you guys?

I hate that class so much, dude.

Get out of the way.

Beat it, kids.

[unsettling music continues]

Hey! Everyone except Jae-hyeok, out!

[boy 1] Hey, get out!

[Yun-seok] Get lost!

Let’s go! Move it, move it!

Hey, you heard him. Get out!

[Ri-an sighs]

[Jae-hyeok groans]


[Jae-hyeok groans]

You little piece of shit.

What the hell were you filming us for?

What the fuck were you planning, huh?

Oh shit! Yoon He-ra, you bitch.

Oh, Ri-an, you got it all wrong.


They’re just having a conversation.

[boy 2] Get lost, you little pricks!

[boy 3] What the hell is going on?

[boy 4 shushing]

[boy 5] Wow, this is crazy.

[boy 4] Just be quiet.


[gasping, coughing]

[exhales sharply]




[Ri-an] You piece of shit!

Do you have any idea what the hell you’ve done?

[boy 2] Shit.


You fucking…


Ri-an! Are you crazy?

[Ri-an] Hey! You get back here!

Cut it out, man!

Goddammit! Get your filthy hands off me!

You fucking scholarship trash.

[music fades]

[Ri-an] Move.

Stop it.

[Ri-an breathing heavily]


I said, stop!

[Ri-an] Damn it!

Get outta here before I kill you too, okay?

Just cut it out.

Son of a bitch!

Think before you act!

How do you think Jae-i would feel if she found out you were beating people?

How dare you.

How dare you speak her name.

You’re so pathetic.


You have no idea what Jae-i is going through, do you?

All because of you!

[melancholy music playing]

What she’s going through, or what she’s prepared to suffer.

What are you trying to say, huh?

And worst of all,

she’s dealing with it all alone.

Tell me now!

Tell me!

I’m asking you to tell me what you’re talking about.


Answer me.

What the fuck don’t I know about?

You protect her from now on.

Make sure she doesn’t go through it alone.

[boy 1] Hey, give me the ball.

[boy 2] Pass, pass.

[boy 3] Come on, pass.

[girl 1] Come on, tell me.

[melancholy music continues]

[indistinct chattering]

[boy 2] You can’t get this. Just try. Try to get it.

[girl 1] Hey, the bus is here.

Hey, hey, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go.

[girl 1] Hey!

[girl 2] Hey, you get on first.

[indistinct chattering]

[door buzzer beeps]

[melancholy music continues]

[door closes]

This is a nice dress.

What is this? A victory lap?

Are you here to congratulate yourself on how low I’ve sunk?

I’m not here for any of that.

I just wanted to set the record straight.

Never… have I thought of you as anything but a friend.

You’ve always been my best friend

from the first time we hung out

until right now.

[sighs] What’s this, all of a sudden?

[phone buzzing]

Hey, Dad. He-ra!

[panting] It’s over. Everything’s going to be all right.

The company! We can keep it afloat!

[gasps] Is this for real?

Of course. As real as anything!

The Jaeyul Group came through for us after all.

There’s nothing to worry about.

See you soon, darling. I love you.

Did you do this?

Like I said,

I’ve never thought of you as anything but my best friend.

Jung Jae-i.

[Chairman Jung] Pregnant?

[unsettling music playing]

[glass shattering]


You must be trying your hardest to drive me completely insane!

How is it possible the daughter I raised bears such a chilling resemblance

to her mother?

I’m not waiting for the rumors to start. You’re leaving for New York immediately.



I’ll go.

On one condition.

He-ra’s father’s company, International Yoon,

I want you to help them.

He-ra’s my best friend in the world.

I don’t think you’re in any position to make demands.

Furthermore, give me one good reason why I should do what you’re asking.

I’ll do what you want. I’ll go to New York without complaining.

After all, I’m the link between Jaeyul and the Gongseong Group.

I’ll play along.

I’m going to New York.

Come visit. I’ll take you out to eat.

[He-ra sighs]

[phone line ringing]


Can we stop for a second?

[car door closes]

[Ri-an] How could you keep that from me?

How could you?

How could you bear it all alone?

So you…

you found out.

How do you expect me to live with the guilt of leaving you alone?

The guilt of not being there by your side!


[poignant pop music playing]

How, Jae-i? How can I forgive myself?

No matter how I try to run away,

it feels like I can’t.

Why, Jae-i? Why are you running away?


I’m here. I’m right by your side, aren’t I?

I never wanted you to get hurt, so…

I did my best to shield you from it.

I just get so sad when I look at you that I…

I couldn’t bear it if you looked that way at me.

I thought if I ran away, I could escape it.

But of course…

here we are now.



You must have been so afraid.

How could you go through that all alone?

I’m sorry.

I’m just so sorry for everything, Jae-i.

Can you ever forgive me?

I swear, I won’t let you go through anything like that alone ever again.

Never again.

I won’t let you go ever again.

[Jae-i sobs]

[both sobbing]

[poignant pop music continues]

[music fades]

[breathing heavily]

[melancholy music playing]






If I knew you’d weaponize something like this,

I never would’ve joined you.

You have countless videos

of Kim Ri-an and Choi Yun-seok attacking so many people with their gang.


Shouldn’t those videos be more than enough?



That’s not a scandal.

If it’s not a scandal, it doesn’t do any damage.

Give me my phone back.

I can’t.

Jung Jae-i knows who I am already.

Do you wanna play fair? We can’t win against them by playing fair.

We need to destroy them.

Kim Ri-an, Jung Jae-i.

Before they destroy me for this.

Give it back. Give it back!

This isn’t how we win, Nam Ju-won!

We’re trying to get justice for everyone, not destroy somebody’s life!

You bastard!

You’re still protecting Jung Jae-i?

Yeah? Snap out of it!

Have you forgotten why you’re here? Your brother, Kang In-han!


Have you forgotten what they did to your brother?


[melancholy music continues]


These tears,

they won’t stop, Woo-jin.

[Ri-an sobs]

I really just wish I could stop crying.


And I can’t.

[Ri-an crying]

[Chairman Jung] So, Mr. Woo-jin…

[music fades]

…what is it that you want from me in exchange for this?


Send her to New York.

[theme music playing]

[Woo-jin] Just make her leave.

Make sure…

that she never comes back.


I hope you’ll do this for me.

Because if you don’t,

I’m afraid you’ll see the story of your eldest daughter’s pregnancy…

all over South Korea.

[theme music continues]

[Ri-an sniffles]

[theme music continues]

[music ends]

[funky pop music playing]

[music ends]

[rhythmic pop music playing]

[music fades]


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