The political drama heats up as Joong-Do faces the consequences of his actions and Hye-Joo's faith in her husband is put to the test. Explore the latest developments in the exciting tale of the Trolley with our review.
Trolley Season 1 Episode 12 Recap
The phone rings, and it's Hye-Joo's husband who unexpectedly drops the bombshell that Ji-Hoon sexually assaulted Kim Soo-Bin. He informs her that a news conference would be held shortly to discuss the matter. Hye-Joo hasn't even had time to gather her thoughts and make it to Joong-Do's office before he's on national television, apologizing to the nation for what his son supposedly committed. On this occasion, he also introduces Gwi-Soon to the stage to announce the new name for his “Digital Sex Law” bill: Namgoong Sol's law.
Just as he wraps up, he surprises Mr. Kang by saying he will keep digging into the land acquisition situation until he finds the truth. Hye-Joo is angry with him for going public with the allegations against Ji-Hoon so quickly & she confronts him about it. Joong-Do informs her that Soo-Bin visited with him earlier, accused him of sexually assaulting her, and demanded 50 million from him in exchange for her silence.
When Hye-Joo tells her husband that she regrets marrying him because of his career in politics, he loses even more of her trust. While Seung-Hee goes outside to get something to eat, Ki-Young waits with Lee Yoo-Sin while she comes. She mistakes Ki-Young for her deceased son and blurts out the secret she's been keeping about Seung-crime, ho's only to be taken aback by Ki-reaction. Young Seung-Hee, meanwhile, is watching Joong-Do's speech on TV.
After her father publicly exposes her brother's crimes, Yoon-Seo and her closest friend get into an argument. Hye-Joo is called, along with Yoon-Seo's best friend's mother, who also happens to be Soo-biological Bin's mother. Hye-Joo later happens upon Soo-Bin by chance and promptly inquires as to the veracity of her claims. Soo-Bin dispels her fears by informing her that they aren't and that she has never blackmailed Joong-Do.
Hye-Joo confronts her husband about it again at home, and he is quite disappointed that she would rather trust Soo-Bin's statements than his, especially since he has always taken whatever she says at face value. The maternal grandfather of Ji-Hoon drops by to vent his anger at Joong-Do for the way he ruined his son's life and death. In front of everyone on the street, Joong-Do gets down on one knee to apologize to him, and when he's alone in his room and crying, Hye-Joo comes in to comfort him and says she's sorry.
Subsequent events reveal that Soo-Bin met Joong-Do and lied to him about the paternity of the child, saying that her ex-boyfriend, not Ji-Hoon, was the father. Joong-Do, on the other hand, plotted to have Ji-Hoon framed for the sexual assault and had Woo-Jae find Soo-Bin a nice place to live so that she would be quiet.
Soo-Bin previously told Hye-Joo that Ji-final Hoon's contact before his death was a man named Joong-Do, and this is now confirmed. Hye-Joo's faith in her husband is eroding rapidly, so she resolves to investigate his claims and actions from the past. Meanwhile, as the credits roll on episode 12 of Trolley, Joong-Do bemoans the fact that he must deceive his wife and do the unsavory for the greater good as he braces for an impending battle of politics, blame, and winning the public trust.
Trolley Season 1 Episode 12 Recap and Review
Trolley Season 1 Episode 12 Review
And it almost feels like Ji-hoon knew some very awful truths about his father that we have yet to find out, which is why I think it's excellent that they're portraying Joong-do as the bad person. It's intriguing to see the tale pick up speed in this episode, but given that there are only four more to go, it makes sense.
My favorite part of this episode was that they showed a different aspect of the characters we've come to know and love. The test Hye-joo endured felt very real and sympathetic, and her ironic realization was fascinating. I still don't understand what's going on with Soo-bin, and I wish Seung-plot hee's would just go away. But now that Joong-do has taken over as the antagonist, I can't wait to see where the tale goes from here.