3 Mysteries Jang Nara Must Solve About Her Husband In New Drama “VIP”
Just two episodes into its run, SBS’s new drama “VIP” is already chock-full of mysteries waiting to be solved!
“VIP,” which began airing on Mondays and Tuesdays last week, is a suspenseful new melodrama about the hidden secrets of a team that handles VIP clients at a department store. After premiering to No. 1 ratings, the drama has continued to gain steam, enjoying a significant rise in viewership for its second episode on October 29.
The drama stars Jang Nara as the smooth-talking, highly competent Na Jung Sun, whose world is turned upside down when she receives a mysterious text message about her husband and team leader Park Sung Joon (played by Lee Sang Yoon) that throws her seemingly perfect marriage into peril.
At the end of the first episode of “VIP,” Na Jung Sun received an anonymous text message informing her that her husband was cheating on her with one of her co-workers. The message, which was sent from an unfamiliar number, stated simply: “Your husband’s mistress is a member of your team.”
In order to figure out the truth behind her husband’s lies—and whether he is indeed having an affair—here are three intriguing mysteries that Na Jung Sun needs to get to the bottom of:
1. His secret morning meeting at a hotel
During the first episode of the drama, Na Jung Sun called her husband from outside their apartment building in the morning. Park Sung Joon, who was leaving a hotel room with a somber expression at the time, checked his phone and saw that she was calling, but chose not to pick up.
“VIP” then piqued viewers’ curiosity further by cutting to shots of the couple’s co-workers Lee Hyun Ah (played by Lee Chung Ah) and Song Mi Na (played by Kwak Sun Young). The drama showed Lee Hyun Ah getting ready in her hotel room after taking a shower and Song Mi Na hurriedly fixing her shirt buttons in her car, hinting at the possibility that one of them may have been with Park Sung Joon shortly beforehand.
Later, when Na Jung Sun asked Park Sung Joon if his morning meeting had gone well, he hesitated for an uncomfortable second, then gave a noncommittal answer.
2. The fake phone number
Immediately after receiving the anonymous text message, Na Jung Sun called the number in question—but the person who answered was an elderly woman who seemed to know nothing about the text message she’d received.
The next day, Na Jung Sun asked Song Mi Na if it was possible to send text messages from a different phone number, but her colleague informed her that it wasn’t. Na Jung Sun went on to guess that someone must have found a way to send her the text online, though she didn’t know how—or who would want to do so.
3. The trick behind her husband’s phone contacts
When Na Jung Sun learned that their colleague Cha Jin Ho (played by Jung Joon Won) was in China on business, she immediately became suspicious of her husband’s claim from the night before that Cha Jin Ho was the one who had called him late at night. So when the same contact name—”Cha Jin Ho”—called her husband again that same night, and he tried to get up to take the call in a different room, she told him, “It’s okay. You can take the call here.”
After intentionally missing the first call, Park Sung Joon picked up Cha Jin Ho’s second call, and when his wife asked him to hand over the phone so she could say hi, she was surprised to find that it was actually Cha Jin Ho on the line after all.
However, Park Sung Joon had used a subtle trick to cover his tracks. Eagle-eyed viewers noticed that the real Cha Jin Ho was saved in his phone as “ChaJinHo” with no spaces (unlike in English, there are no spaces written within a person’s full name in Korean), but the mysterious “Cha Jin Ho” who had called him the first time—and the night before—was saved as “Cha JinHo,” with an unnecessary space between the first and last names.
Park Sung Joon later went on to confirm that he had been deceiving his wife by calling the real Cha Jin Ho and thanking him for helping him out of a tight spot.
The producers of “VIP” remarked, “We’re thankful for the love and interest viewers have been giving us from the very first episode of our drama, which features both great acting by the cast and an exciting plot.”
They went on to add, “In every episode, there are many clues hidden within various scenes, and part of the fun of watching ‘VIP’ is trying to figure out the story by using your imagination and looking at the drama’s clues and twists from many different angles.”
“VIP” airs on Mondays and Tuesdays at 10 p.m. KST.
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Catch up on the latest episode of “VIP” here: