Tiny Girls: Episodes 11-12 (Final)
Our sisters are about to fight their final battle for the truth in this twist-filled, gut-wrenching finale of Tiny Girls. With our heroine in prison, it is a no-holds-barred fight for who gets to manage the story — but, with the 70 billion won obtaining vanished as if in smoke, it is tough to inform the distinction amongst pal and foe.
EPISODES 11-12 WEECAP
Final week, Jae-sang killed himself just before his crimes could catch up with him. This week, we study that it was the crowning moment of a messed-up marriage, involving far more really like than by all rights it ought to. It wasn’t just apple slices Sang-ah passed Jae-sang final episode — it was his orchid. Jae-sang accepts this suicide notice with gentle resignation. There was by no means any query that he’d die for the lady he truly, really did care for. Even if Sang-ah would by no means do the exact same for him. He leaves her with a gentle smile, and jumps with out hesitation. Later, Sang-ah receives the fulfillment of In-hye’s guarantee: a portrait of Sang-ah, her dead brother, and her now-dead husband, collectively as young children. Only then does she let herself cry.
Sang-ah may possibly have been spared, but In-joo is in dire straits — arrested for a crime she by no means even got the likelihood to advantage from. To compound matters, she learns that Do-il has disappeared following becoming caught in a auto accident. The only consolation is that he didn’t betray her. Nonetheless, it is cold comfort as she’s paraded to trial, even though the media spews vitriol about her motives. Sang-ah has when once more taken back manage of the story to assuage the public’s anger, In-joo faces decades in jail.
On the other hand, 1 factor is revealed at In-joo’s trial, pretty by accident: the truth. Just after watching footage from the yoga studio, In-kyung recognizes Hwa-young’s face. They’ve met just before. Years ago, when she 1st pursued the Bobae Savings case, Hwa-young was amongst the victims. In contrast to the other people, she disdained the notion of recovering the dollars she lost. That dollars — certainly, all dollars — is evil: a suggests of social manage. Losing it resulted in her mother’s death. As such, Hwa-young was the 1 who gave In-kyung that tip-off about Dal-su.
Hearing this, In-joo connects the dots: she knows exactly where Hwa-young heard about her sister. When Sang-ah insisted Hwa-young go to Singapore, she was forced to miss her mother’s burial. In-joo agreed to mourn on Hwa-young’s behalf. When the Bobae Savings case came up in conversation, she pointed out her journalist sister, a lady with a tenacious sense of justice. Probably it wasn’t the 70 billion Hwa-young was truly following when she stole from Sang-ah — but rather, revenge. Being aware of this, In-joo feels a surge of renewed determination. She’s not going down with out a fight. It is time to take down Sang-ah.
Sang-ah, for her component, is busy consolidating energy. Now, it is time to function on JANG SA-PYEONG (Jang Kwang), Principal of the Jeongran Society’s creepy propaganda-college. Below her new regime, he’ll have some further responsibility… just a couple of tiny points, like overseeing the Park Jae-sang Foundation (gotta indoctrinate these young children) — oh, and possibly torturing and killing In-kyung? As the final surviving member of the General’s unit, he’s undoubtedly got the talent set. Sa-pyeong has some qualms. Did Jae-sang truly murder the General’s son? Particulars, facts, says Sang-ah. Her brother was insane. Just after all, he had morals. Who requires these when they’ve an whole globe to plunder?
Meanwhile, it is Ma-ri’s turn to shine: she sets about sabotaging the story In-kyung risked anything to reveal. On the news, armed with footage of Sang-woo brandishing a gun at Jae-sang, she argues that her former patron only bludgeoned the man to death out of self-defense. The Oh sisters are the true masterminds behind this plot! In-kyung, incensed, confronts her former colleague — who is up to her ears in self-righteousness. At the finish of the day, even though, it comes down to this: Ma-ri told the truth as she sees it. And these days, her truth beat In-kyung’s. In-kyung does not have substantially time to stew in her aggravation, even though. As Ma-ri leaves, In-kyung’s set upon by attackers and bundled into a waiting auto.
It is a lethally smug Sang-ah who comes to stop by In-joo in her cell. Beaming, she displays In-kyung’s lip gloss and notebook. She’s not right here to negotiate — just to gloat. And, why quit at In-kyung? She’s completely prepared to take her rage out on In-hye, as well. In-joo flips. She screams, extended and painful, throwing her chair at the glass. Nothing at all can wipe out Sang-ah’s smile.
Meanwhile, In-kyung wakes to a dark schoolroom, duct tape at her mouth — and quickly, a scalpel at her throat. Sa-pyeong had sworn off torture following he realized destroying so a lot of lives only destroyed his personal soul… but, if there’s 1 factor he will not forgive, it is an insult to his valuable Common.
The subsequent day, In-joo faces court. She also faces Do-il… but, he will not appear at her. He’s testifying for the prosecution. Nonetheless, if there’s something a season of such incidents has taught us, it is that there’s no use doubting the world’s most trustworthy conman: Do-il generally comes by means of. Now, with out a moment’s hesitation, he throws away anything for In-joo. In-joo was a dupe, he testifies. She returned the dollars to him as quickly as she could. He and Sang-ah have been the true schemers — and, if you verify Sang-ah’s Panama bank records, you will come across that the 70 billion won is not missing at all… it is suitable there, beneath her name.
Just after completely incriminating Sang-ah — and himself in the bargain — Do-il ultimately meets with a flabbergasted In-joo. Does he really consider she’s an idiot? It is testament to Wie Ha-joon’s capacity to appear lovestruck that what follows has the cadence of a romantic declaration: “Being financially illiterate does not make you an idiot.” (Amen to that, I say — willfully not hunting at my personal bank account!) In addition to, it is not the 1st time he attempted to get in touch with her In-joo basically missed his messages. But, as ever… her horse jumped the fence.
Do-il’s not the only 1 who comes by means of in the finish. Just as she’s plotting the ideal way to trash Do-il’s testimony, Sang-ah is stopped quick by the sight of In-kyung on Television. In-kyung’s been meticulously gathering proof, up to and like the fur coat in which Hwa-young died — a uncommon edition, owned by only eight other people today in Korea, like Sang-ah. But, the final nail in the coffin comes from the unexpected look of Sa-pyeong. He confirms that the orchid discovered subsequent to so a lot of corpses is exclusive to 1 tree in the whole country… and it resides in the Won household. Turns out, Sa-pyeong truly couldn’t let an insult to the Common slide — and Sang-woo’s death was basically a step as well far.
In the aftermath of these revelations, In-joo is ultimately offered the chance to speak in court. She’s discovered a lot due to the fact the day that two billion won fell into her lap. The moment she saw the dollars, it felt like a incorrect becoming redressed — like compensation for a life of poverty. In this, she and Hwa-young have been alike. But now, she asks for punishment for her greed. In addition, she desires these accountable for Hwa-young’s death — and for all the hurt that the dollars has brought on — to face consequences.
She is interrupted by the opening of a door. The assertive click of heels. The murmur of the court. Behind her has entered — Hwa-young.
Hwa-young actions up to the stand. She’s bandaged, but immaculately dressed, and shows precisely zero worry as she peels back the lid on the entire deception. In the finish, she’d wanted revenge against Sang-ah for making use of her. With no recourse to the police or media — neither of which she could trust — she sought to bring her employer low. As for why she chose In-joo? She necessary to adopt somebody else’s identity. If she was going to give anybody the dollars, she wanted it to be her.
Hwa-young’s testimony does the trick. In-joo is sentenced to only a year and a half, to be served as two years’ probation.
In-joo returns dwelling to come across Hwa-young waiting. Just after a moment’s open anguish, she actions forward — and shoves her. Albeit not pretty tough. Just sufficient to make her point: she’s horrified at becoming taken for a fool. Hwa-young explains as ideal she can. Back when they visited Singapore, Hwa-young felt nearly as dead as her mother. But, witnessing In-joo’s uncomplicated relish for the meals and the sights produced her yearn to knowledge life like her pal. In-joo chokes on tears. Does not Hwa-young know that she would have traded the dollars — and her life, to boot — to bring her killer to justice?
No. Hwa-young hadn’t anticipated that. It was only when Sang-ah visited Singapore that she realized the danger. She did stick to In-joo that day — a whisper away from telling her the truth. When In-joo escaped the bank with Sang-ah’s driver, Hwa-young didn’t hesitate to sacrifice herself: she rammed her personal auto into a truck, saving her from the crash. In-joo’s vision of her pal in hospital wasn’t a dream. Nor have been the footwear component of Sang-ah’s stage management. Hwa-young pushed herself beyond endurance to shield her… just before collapsing from her personal injuries.
Now, all she can do is say thank you. And, I’m sorry. Just after that, it is time to danger the truth just before the press. Her “death” was meant to be staged, through a lady of her develop who wished to kill herself. On the other hand, as footage from Hwa-young’s flat proves, her double by no means had the likelihood: Sang-ah got there 1st. Now, Hwa-young demands an investigation into each their crimes. Meanwhile, her app, Bookkeeper from the Future, has been launched. Download it, and you will come across digital copies of the slush fund ledgers: Sang-ah’s crimes writ substantial. (At least, somebody had the foresight to make these — huh, In-kyung?)
Sang-ah’s not about to let 1 pesky tiny murder investigation get in the way of — far more murder. Sa-pyeong is subsequent on the hit list. As he lies dying, injected with distilled essence of evil orchid, he reveals why she was by no means permitted inside sniffing distance of Jeongran Society leadership: she’s utterly insane. Superior point, nicely produced, but Sang-ah’s just finding began. Subsequent up, it is In-kyung. You’d consider the poor lady would have been kidnapped sufficient for 1 lifetime, but Su-im gets the drop on her with ease.
Now, for her former assistants. In-joo abandons Do-il — who has a lead on In-hye’s place — following getting a text from Sang-ah. Hwa-young is in her clutches. If In-joo arrives swiftly, possibly she’ll see her pal just before she’s killed.
And exactly where else to hold a hostage celebration than the household orchid basement? Hwa-young keeps a tight grip on her dignity, even while bound to a chair. Icily, she reminisces more than how Sang-ah when told her life was for the living — all while barring her from her mother’s burial. But, Hwa-young knows all as well nicely what it is like to be dead and nevertheless breathing. She had wanted to show Sang-ah just how far she’d go for her mother’s memory.
Hwa-young’s composure cracks when In-joo arrives. She’d warned her to remain away. But, In-joo declares she has her personal business… involving a handheld grenade, gifted to her by the gun-content Hee-jae. Sang-ah has a selection: either they all stroll out alive, or the entire location goes up in smoke.
Sadly, In-joo is forgetting 1 factor: Sang-ah’s penchant for staging tragedies. This location is currently rigged to kill. When Sang-ah presses a button, sprinklers will dispense a hugely concentrated kind of hydrochloric acid. Hwa-young will burn to death. In-joo’s lungs will melt. Sang-ah will watch them each endure. What does it matter if she goes with them? She does know what it is like to currently be dead.
In-joo understands. She’s understood ever due to the fact she watched the footage of Sang-ah panicking more than the fake Hwa-young’s corpse. What has Sang-ah been re-enacting so obsessively? Not the death of her mother — but the final moment she saw her alive. As a youngster, Sang-ah attempted to cause with her mother: why couldn’t she just apologize and hide her husband’s crimes like the rest of them? Issues got heated Sang-ah shoved her. She fell tough against the table, bleeding from the head. In her final moments, she told Sang-ah to leave, and remain silent about obtaining visited. When Sang-ah returned, she discovered her mother hanging in the closet. Now, Sang-ah desires nothing at all far better than to punish herself — more than and more than once more.
Su-im has been tasked with delivering In-kyung to the bloodbath. Fortunately, Do-il proves no fool, and arrives in speedy pursuit. As he overpowers Su-im, she taunts him for his recklessness — he’s in really like with In-joo, is not he? Do-il’s reply is flawless: 50% yes, 50% I-will not-give-you-the-pleasure, and one hundred% badass. You shouldn’t have carried out this, he says, if you believed I loved her.
Back in the basement, the button clicks. Acid falls. Hwa-young screams as her skin starts to sizzle, but In-joo explodes into action. Throwing the grenade, she blows off the leading of a vent, making use of the heavy metal to shield herself and her pal. Seconds later, Do-il bursts in, pulling away Hwa-young. In-joo tries to stick to, but she’s seized by Sang-ah. Just after a fierce tussle, the two ladies lurch backwards — and Sang-ah falls into the pooling acid. As the orchid tree shrivels in the rain, In-joo turns to leave.
Afterwards, it is a matter of tying up loose ends. In-kyung receives a bequest from the late Sa-pyeong: the General’s memoir. It documents the story of how the General’s unit, tricked by the CIA and abandoned by their personal government, was left to die in Vietnam. Returning to Korea, they pledged to take manage of the motherland that abandoned them. In-kyung now reveals their schemes on the national news.
In-joo, meanwhile, says goodbye to the two people today who, outdoors of her household, mattered most to her. Firstly, Do-il. He’s throwing away his telephone and retiring to Greece, as planned. He asks In-joo if she truly will not come with him. Her eyes widen, but she plays it off with a laugh. For when, Do-il’s returning smile is utterly open — but, in the finish, neither of them say something beyond wishing every single other nicely. When he turns 1 final time to say he’ll see her once more, it is a wonder he’s even audible more than the sound of a million viewers’ hearts breaking.
Subsequent, Hwa-young — and right here, my heart breaks afresh. This time, In-joo’s on the going to side of the prison bars, but Hwa-young is placing on as brave a face as she can. She’s been reading. Tending flowers. Probably it is not sufficient to neglect the matching scars on each their hands, but — she’ll be fine. Fifteen years will go by in a flash. After she sells her computer software, In-joo can have half. After once more, even though, In-joo hesitates — Hwa-young ought to preserve her dollars.
There’s 1 present that she’s prepared to accept, even though: a present from Aunt Oh. It is the apartment she when fell in really like with, the 1 in which Aunt Oh told her she needn’t be afraid to begin afresh. Possibly — just possibly — she’ll turn into one more individual following all.
As for In-kyung, she’s been supplied a job with a new network. It is anything she dreamed of when operating for CBN… and, abruptly, she realizes it is not sufficient. Investigating the Jeongran Society was the most fascinating time of her life — but, as she tells Jong-ho later, the most enjoyable she had was with him. So… how about they give America a shot? As they lean towards 1 one more to kiss, In-kyung realizes that her heart could just be racing following all.
As this is Tiny Girls, there’s area for 1 final twist. Ever wonder how In-hye and Hyo-rin produced their way to the airport? Turns out, they had aid. Do-il, with characteristic prescience, knew he necessary to retailer the 70 billion for safekeeping in exchange for assisting the teens, he transferred it to Hyo-rin’s account. Now, In-hye has decided to split it relatively. She and Hyo-rin acquire a portion, and in carrying out so acquire their independence: the capacity to turn into who they want to be, with out debts. In-kyung gets a share, to fund her research. Do-il, of course, gets Greece. And, In-joo? She sacrificed anything for In-hye. Now, she receives the most. In-hye instructs her to invest in a new life, not just for her household, but for herself. In-hye will be carrying out the exact same.
And there it is, people! Excuse me even though I weep into my sleeve. That ending was deliciously open, and it got me on a quantity of levels. For me, these final two episodes boiled down to a selection amongst life and death. Do you reside life as if you are dying, or will you begin afresh? The Jeongran Society match their whole ideology about the notion that they have been currently dead. Wealth and energy in this drama can imply stasis: like Sang-ah, you may possibly don and discard costume following costume, and lock up the reality of your trauma in a tiny area. On the other hand, In-joo and In-hye felt as if their poverty trapped them in a type of living death — the repeating trauma of capitalism itself. Hwa-young, meanwhile, chose a unique sort of death, in which she refused to let wrongs lie in the previous rather, she returned like a haunting, in pursuit of justice. On the other hand, in the finish, she and the Oh sisters chose to commence afresh.
Bring out your pitchforks now, but I’m really glad In-joo and Do-il didn’t kiss at the airport. That is not to say I didn’t want they’d kissed at all! Far from it — they truly ought to. Ideally, for me, it would have occurred spontaneously, maybe following In-joo escaped the orchid area (and possibly cleaned up following all the acid). Just after all, in the finish, In-joo generally yearned to make some thing of herself outdoors of ending up with a man. Possessing her final character note be the culmination of a romantic plot — rather than deciding to begin a new life — would have felt incorrect. One more quibble for me is the way the writers employed the Vietnam War as a plot point: it felt glib. I kept expecting them to problematize it the exact same way they problematized themes of wealth and social hierarchy, but they mainly referred to it uncritically.
Regardless of this, I’ve completely enjoyed this thoughtful, inventive, emphatically artistic drama. I really like that, in the finish, our protagonists have been offered the choice to reside for themselves — to turn into the type of people today they wished to be. The show wasn’t naive about it: it was dollars that gave them the choice. Dollars, according to Hwa-young, is a kind of social manage. She’s suitable. Sadly, it is also a suggests of bestowing agency. Nonetheless, that is why I’m glad that In-joo wasn’t narratively punished for coveting the luxury that people today like Sang-ah take for granted. For me, it is sufficient to consider of our protagonists on the precipice of a new story: 1 in which they can be free of charge.
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