Wow! The ending of this episode completely took me by surprise. Did you have an inkling or were you surprised too?
Oh My Venus Episode 12 Recap
At the company’s 61st anniversary celebration, everyone waits for our leading man Kim Young Ho (So Ji Sub) to arrive. Our leading lady, Kang Joo Eun (Shin Min Ah), searches and finds him. His psychosomatic knee is shooting pain. She takes his face in her hands and tells him to get it together, she’s there for him, and get to the celebration.
In what has to be the shortest speech and celebration ever, Young Ho is announced. The doors open revealing Young Ho, Manager Min and his minions with Joo Eun to the side. Young Ho takes the stage, locks eyes with Joo Eun, introduces himself, then leaves. That’s it?
As Young Ho gets into the car to exit the reporters stampede and Joo Eun hurts her foot. She and Young Ho make eye contact before the car pulls away. She hobbles to the steps, grabs her ankle and waits for the calvary. Young Ho surprises her by returning. He sweetly tells her she was pretty tonight and he had to tell her personally. He examines her foot. The calvary arrives – our favorite boxer, Jang Joon Sung (Sung Hoon), and manager, Kim Ji Wong (Henry). They take Joo Eun home.
Im Woo Sik (Jung Gyu Woon) takes Oh Soo Jin (Yu In Young), Joon Eun’s boss, home. She tells him she’s a bad person. He disagrees. I beg to differ. She’s stuck in the past and jealous of Joo Eun.
Joo Eun’s mother is waiting at Joo Eun’s apartment. Thrilled to see two good looking boys taking care of her daughter she cooks them dinner.
In bed, Joo Eun and Young Ho text each other good night, among other things. These two have the “cute” in spades. I enjoy their texting sessions.
The next day Young Ho steals Ji Wong’s porridge that Joo Eun’s mother made him. He dashes to his first day as CEO.
The meeting with the directors goes ok. Director Choi, who wants to rid the company of Young Ho, tries to play nice.
Young Ho surprises Joo Eun and arrives at her office to take her to lunch. But it’s not lunch or a romantic adventure, it is round two of the body scan. To compensate Young Ho treats her to a sweet at the coffee shop.
Joo Eun tells her best friend, Lee Hyun Woo (Jo Eun Ji), that her nanny is Joon Sung’s mother. They agree that Joo Eun needs to talk directly to her. Joon Sung’s mother wants to see her son but believes because she went to prison for killing her abusive husband, she’s not worthy. Joo Eun gives her the coat Joon Sung tried to give her previously. Joon Sung’s mother mentions that a nice man found her several years ago, and let her know, he was taking care of her son. Joo Eun is touched that Young Ho put Joon Sung’s mother’ mind at ease.
It’s Christmas time, lights, trees, and a festive Christmas dinner with Hyun Woo, her son, Joon Sung, Ji Wong, Joo Eun and Young Ho. This unit seems likes family.
Joon Sung gets the best Christmas gift of all, a call from his mother, she wants to meet. Generously, Young Ho offers his car and wallet, telling Joon Sung to treat his mother to the best eatery in town.
Young Ho’s stepmother gets the worst Christmas gift, her son overdoses on drugs and is rushed to the hospital. His stomach is pumped. When Young Ho’s stepmother arrives, Young Ho’s father and her brother, Director Choi are not far behind. The doctor tells them once he wakes they’ll know more. Young Ho’s father leaves. Livid, Director Choi confronts him. Young Ho’s father tells him they’ll work this out after the boy wakes. He leaves. Seeing his sister in tears, Director Choi decides there is only one solution – eliminate Young Ho. Why? Because Young Ho inherits everything. If he were eliminated his sister and her son would no longer be cut off and mistreated. Manager Min overhears this and calls Young Ho.
Young Ho is getting ready to go to Joo Eun’s house for some loving but that is put on hold when Manager Min tells him that Director Choi is out for blood. Young Ho quickly realizes Joon Sung is in mortal danger by driving his car which is what Director Choi will likely track.
Director Choi and Young Ho track Joon Sung who is blissfully unaware that two cars are swerving through traffic to catch up to his car. Director Choi gets ready to hit Joon Sung’s car. Young Ho puts his car in the line of fire instead. Both Young Ho and Director Choi lose control of their vehicles. Young Ho’s car goes airborne after striking another car. The dust settles.
Joon Sung stops his car to help the accident victims. He is stunned when he finds an unconsious, badly bleeding Young Ho. Terror and adrenaline coarse through Joon Sung and he opens the stuck door and move the steering wheel gouging Young Ho’s leg. Yes the leg with the scars, the psychosomatic knee is injured for real. Meanwhile Joo Eun preps her evening with Young Ho. A picture falls and breaks. Does she sense a ripple in the force?
* Family isn’t blood as Joo Eun, Young Ho, Joon Sung and Ji Wong demonstrate. Family is caring and concern, being there for each other, whether you are related by blood or not. This is a strong message of this show and well received.
* The ending took me by surprise. I did not expect Director Choi to immediately ratchet it up to try to kill Young Ho when his nephew ended up in the hospital. Director Choi isn’t wrong that the terrible treatment his sister and nephew receive is unacceptable. But his first attempt at eliminating Young Ho was revealing he was John Kim. He went full throttle when he escalated to attempted murder.
* Joo Eun and Young Ho work as a couple. I love how they they have evolved to equals. I am a sucker for when the girl saves the guy. Joo Eun has done that for Young Ho. When he came back to tell her she was pretty, I loved it. He took her to the body scan and her health is greatly improved. I liked how Young Ho stated that while he liked Joo Eun’s slimmed down shell, it was her internal health that was important to him. It looked like Young Ho and Joo Eun were ready to take it to the next level….but that is on hold now. Will Young Ho need to get surgery on the knee?
* Joon Sung’s joy at his mother’s call was touching. He was thrilled to finally have his mother reach out. I liked that Joo Eun had texted Joon Sung’s mother his cell phone number. Joon Sung and Ji Wong’s support of Joo Eun after the anniversary dinner and interacting with her mother are sweet. These two are cuties that enhance this series.
* Soo Jin told Woo Sik she was a bad person. He sees the good in her. That’s nice, because I don’t.
* The OST is six songs. Listen to them via the playlist at this link or the embedded playlist below: