Unicorn: Episodes 9-ten
Now that their CEO is wealthy, everybody clamors for larger funds for their division. On the other hand, in order to see any of that revenue, they have to place aside their variations and join forces to make their boss content. Although all this takes place, misfortune hits a single of the personnel, and our group of lovable oddballs proves that they can come with each other to enable every single other.
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Rumors of Steve’s sudden claim to fortune (a.k.a. the bitcoin incident) circulates in the workplace, and everybody pops up at his photo shoot for a piece of the pie. Carol desires Timothée Chalamet for promotions, Monica wants a larger HR group, Jesse suggests moving places, Sung-beom pushes for a launch celebration, and Ashley merely wishes to be a aspect of a true division alternatively of her odd amalgamation of a title.
As the longest tenured employee at Maccom, Ashley unites them beneath a frequent target and shares her 5 years of expertise dealing with their boss: Fifty Shades of Steve. (Wait, what!?) The simple premise is much less erotic fanfiction and extra Steve’s bravado, with the initial getting his “cultural” bravado surrounding films.
In the lounge location, the other individuals take turns asking Steve about film suggestions, and even if he sounds pretentious and gets factors incorrect, they all act enthralled to preserve him content. At a single point, Steve recommends a Shin Ha-kyun film — heaping on the praise, of course — and everybody claps enthusiastically for him. Ha!
Although progress is getting produced at operate, outdoors the workplace, Ashley’s appreciate life comes to a standstill. Although she and Jay have produced their connection official, he is also busy to see her just after moving to Magenta. However, his new workplace is a nightmare, and Jay’s duty is to monitor the restrooms, which contains cleaning them.
Back at Maccom, the group moves on to quantity seven: Steve’s “intellectual” bravado. As they sit by means of one more useless meeting exactly where Steve shows off, they almost ruin the ruse when he trips more than his personal feet and then brushes it off as a life lesson. Unaware of their suppressed snickers, Steve smiles proudly and wonders aloud why he feels so content these days.
Due to his fantastic mood, he gives to obtain them lunch, which leads to quantity twenty-4 (meals) and thirty-two (social connections) of his bravado list. Even even though Ashley’s strategy is operating, Steve’s continual nagging requires its toll on everybody, but they endure the indigestion and play along to Steve’s supposed connection to celebrity chef Baek Jong-won and the actor’s true-life buddy Park Hee-quickly. Heh.
When they return to the workplace, a new bust of Steve arrives, also. Although he requires selfies with “himself,” Ashley calls an emergency meeting to accelerate their strategy just before Steve utilizes all of his revenue on extra vanity projects. Quantity thirty-eight is “I told you so…” bravado, so they manufacture a situation exactly where Steve’s assistance turns out to be appropriate by sacrificing Jesse’s vehicle.
Although the strategy functions like a charm and Steve giddily tells the other individuals that he was appropriate, Jesse blurts out if this implies that they can relocate now. Regardless of his usual goofy behavior, Steve’s expression hardens as quickly as he hears the request, and he connects the dots. They chase just after him to clarify, but Steve turns them away considering that he has an interview with his old college, KAIST.
1 of Steve’s greatest accomplishments is graduating from KAIST, so when the young CEO scoffs for the duration of his interview, Steve’s mood plummets. Noticing his slumped shoulders, the interviewer all of a sudden breaks into song — the OST from the 1999 drama KAIST — and they share a small musical quantity out of the blue. Hahaha, this show is bonkers!
In reality, the interview was a set-up, and the KAIST student is Ashley’s sister. On the other hand, even this brilliant trick was all for naught as Steve announces to his group that he spent all the revenue currently. He introduces them to what he purchased, and by means of the doors enters Jay and his old firm.
With spirits higher, they collect at Steve’s spot to celebrate his birthday, and as the camera pans about his apartment, we see that Steve’s “bravado” is not totally unfounded. He appears to have a genuine interest in films and books and he does, in reality, know a celebrity: comedian Park Hwi-quickly (who normally gets confused with the actor and vice versa). Shame on me for receiving my hopes up, heh.
This scene is one more good reminder of what tends to make Steve such an intriguing character. He is a terrible boss who thinks with his heart alternatively of his head, but these really very same flaws are normally his greatest strengths as a human getting. Steve loves fiercely which is why his feelings variety from zero to a hundred with really small in-in between. Hence, he finds worth inside persons outdoors of their contributions, and as soon as you are on his group, he will not betray you initial. In a way, persons like him may perhaps be the most significant “unicorn” inside the start out-up neighborhood writ significant.
Now that their app has launched, Steve plans to expand their “metaverse” and showcases their new prototype, Once more GO. Soon after demonstrating the new capabilities such as notifying customers of frequented locations, Steve expects a round of applause but only hears an earful from Carol and the other individuals for wasting revenue.
As the workday continues, Charles disappears, and Monica worries about their elderly intern who has shown some troubling indicators as of late. She appears up the tablets he left on his desk and learns that Charles has Alzheimer’s illness. She instantly notifies Steve, and the entire firm begins looking for their missing intern.
Although Ashley’s group goes to Charles’s apartment, Steve and Monica head to his old firm exactly where the safety guard tells them about a achievable acquaintance who may possibly know extra. They head more than to a chicken shop run by Charles’s buddy, and not lengthy just after, Ashley’s group joins them considering that they located some clues top them to this spot, also.
Fortunately, Charles seems back at the workplace unharmed, albeit seeking a bit dazed. The other individuals are relieved to see him, but the mood turns sour when Charles’s estranged son comes to choose up his dad. As Steve invites him to his workplace, the son reveals his accurate colors and starts a sales pitch for his interior style organization.
At the chicken shop, Steve heard about Charles’s connection with his son and how he neglected his kid due to the fact of operate and his sick mom. The most significant rift in their connection came when Charles failed to show up to his personal wife’s funeral, and then was absent when his son — an aspiring boxer — sustained an injury that ended his profession.
Soon after signing a contract with Steve to remodel his workplace, the son leaves and virtually forgets to take Charles with him. Regardless of holding back this whole time, Steve runs just after them and drops honorifics as he hands the son Charles’s telephone. A bit irked, the son drives away, and for the duration of the ride dwelling, he tells his dad that he does not really feel guilty considering that he constantly regarded his dad to be gone from his life.
Although driving, Charles receives a notification from Once more GO that he has been right here just before, and a flash of recognition flitters across the son’s face. He stops at his old boxing health club, and seeking by means of the app, he sees Charles’s avatar standing behind the door. All this time, he believed he was alone, and only realizes now that his dad was there that day when he necessary him the most.
Sometime later, water pools on Steve’s desk from a leak in the roof, and he stares up at the remodeled ceiling with a sigh. Although this plot line veers a bit from the usual fare, at its core, Charles’s story and resolution capture the essence of the show’s message and highlight the undercurrent of hope that is ever-present from week to week. Neither Charles nor the son are painted as totally incorrect or appropriate due to the fact, in the finish, relationships are complex.
Charles failed to be there for his son when he necessary him increasing up, and it appears that he under no circumstances attempted to make amends with him. As a outcome, the son harbored resentment towards his dad, and from an outsider’s viewpoint, his detachment appears justified. On the other hand, the son profited off his dad’s situation which is a cruel issue to do, and the final scene with the leaking roof tells the audience that he did not develop up to be an upstanding adult.
The boxing health club scene functions so nicely due to the fact it portrays the brokenness of their connection by emphasizing the effect of this watershed moment for each characters, not just the son. Due to his dementia, Charles most most likely went back to that health club due to the fact he could not neglect about his son and nevertheless holds that guilt in his heart. Then by means of Steve’s ridiculous app, the son realizes that his dad was present and did care for him. On the other hand, I like how the show did not incorporate a grand gesture of reconciliation due to the fact forgiveness is not effortless, and whether or not or not the son forgave Charles is nevertheless left open to interpretation (at least for now).
The other issue about Charles’s dementia plot line that aligns with the show is that Maccom has constantly been about second probabilities. Their matchmaking app is about the elderly locating appreciate as soon as extra, and by means of Steve, the show reiterates time and time once again that it is under no circumstances also late to reside your life. Charles is the epitome of that message, and even even though he has Alzheimer’s, I do not believe his story is more than (in the figurative sense). The show gave him one more possibility to rebuild his connection with his son, and like with every thing else at Maccom, it is under no circumstances also late to pivot.
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