Green Mothers Club (그린마더스클럽) is a Korean drama television series directed by Ra Ha-na and starring Lee Yo-won, Choo Ja-hyun, Kim Gyu-ri, Jang Hye-jin and Joo Min-kyung, alongside other actors. The series has 16 episodes and Green Mothers Club Episode 12 is titled Can adults also become friends without motivation? and has a runtime of 68 minutes.
Netflix describes the series as follows:
FIVE MOMS IN A COMPETITIVE SCHOOL COMMUNITY KEEP THEIR ENEMIES CLOSE, AND ONE ANOTHER CLOSER, AS ENVY AND SECRETS WIND UP AND UNVEIL THEIR LIVES.
– The Green Mothers Club Episode 12 recap contains major spoilers! –
“Can adults also become friends without motivation?”
Green Mothers Club episode 12 asks that question – a fair question, considering the nature of life in Eun-pyo’s world and where she and Chun-hui’s children came from through competition between children and the mothers. At the start of the series, Chun-hui opens up to Eun-pyo about what she went through with Yu-bin as their two children play together. As she opens up, Eun-pyo realizes that she is on the same boat as Chun-hui and also opens up to her.
Meanwhile, Yun-ju totally soaks up her fighter phase and all the moms kind of benefit from it. It’s actually very cute. As Eun-pyo learns from Yun-ju that Yu-bin hasn’t been to class for a while, she invites Chun-hui over for lunch. It’s adorable and almost festive to see the two women and four children getting along. Almost as if things were perfect then.
But on the other hand, Jae-ung is after the drugged woman Chun-hui “helped” at the hotel. He tells her that she should contact him for any information as they are not looking for customers, but rather sales people. The story spreads like wildfire and soon, Won-tae is trying to silence his boss for a while. However, the latter tells him to show Chun-hui through actions that he is serious. When Chun-hui returns home from a grocery run, she is shocked to find Won-tae standing in the playground and calling her name. She drives off and looks scared as she continues to receive threatening phone calls and text messages from Won-tae.
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When she still can’t get home thanks to Won-tae, she flees to the camp unprepared. The next day, still unsure if it’s safe to go home or not, she calls Eun-pyo at the campsite but asks him to bring some things for her. As Chun-hui and the kids nearly lose hope, Eun-pyo and her kids join them. However, the latter seems a bit wary of Chun-hui’s sporadic plan. Nevertheless, the mothers and their children have a lot of fun in the snow and everyone’s smiles are adorable.
After the children are asleep, the mothers spend time talking to each other. Eun-pyo opens up about not seeing things right until she went to Jin-ha’s house recently, but Chun-hui says her greed and anxiety also made her blind and hurt Eun-pyo in the process. They apologize for these things but Eun-pyo shares that she is afraid that Jin-ha killed himself because of her, that she mentally pushed her over the edge. When she asks Chun-hui what happened that night, the latter tells her that she better not know the truth – nothing good will come of it. But she assures him that Jin-ha didn’t die because of her.
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However, tragedy strikes the next morning when the kids eat macaroons and Dong-ju has an allergic reaction to nuts. As everyone starts to panic and Chun-hui rushes to the hospital. However, since the campground is remote and due to an accident on the road, getting him to the hospital in time proves impossible. As Dong-ju begins to pass out, Chun-hui makes the decision to pull out his own stash of medicine and gives him an injection which immediately makes him feel better. Honestly, a crisis averted.
Meanwhile, Yeong-mi is on a mission to find out more about Geon-u. She finds her computer password and logs in to find something horrible. A folder titled “Muse” contains hundreds of images and videos of Jin-ha – something she is absolutely horrified to come across. Meanwhile in the hospital, Eun-pyo thanks chun-hui for her help. But when Jae-ung rushes off, she apologizes and goes home. When she returns home, however, she finds her home ransacked and her husband beaten. He then has the audacity to tell her to bring them some money.
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In a flashback, we see that Ju-seok is the one who killed the patient but Chun-hui took the fall instead of the wedding. Well, it was the worst decision for her, it seems at this point.
That night, as Eun-pyo thanks a heartbroken Chun-hui for all she has done, Yeong-mi confronts her husband who does not light her with gas. He tells her that he actually slept with her and Jin-ha was his muse but Yeong-mi is his mate and some other nonsense nonsense. However, he knows she won’t leave him as it would ruin her reputation, making her a divorcee again. What a sad sight to behold.
At work the next day, Eun-pyo hears about Jin-ha’s nude photos circulating. Meanwhile, we see a mysterious woman, Rhea Benuel, who apparently looks exactly like Jin-ha.
Final Thoughts: Green Mothers Club Episode 12
I swear if the show introduces a twin sister angle, I’ll flip a table or something. I don’t think I can take long-lost twins. I don’t want to take it or acknowledge it. However, with what I see, I’m afraid that’s where we’re headed. With only 4 more episodes, was it necessary? Also, I’m not going to think that Jin-ha is alive because we literally saw her corpse. That would be too much, even for a dramatic reveal.
Absolutely ignoring that last part, I really enjoyed this episode. And yes, that’s because we’re slowly starting to see what Geon-u might have to do with Jin-ha’s death. However, why do I have the sneaky suspicion that Louis is also involved in Jin-ha’s death? Something is wrong and you better not be a twin sister. Just, please, no.
Other than that, I loved watching the kids play together and Eun-pyo and Chun-hui getting closer. I love their friendship when Chun-hui doesn’t act like she wants to end the world. It’s also one of the first times I’ve seen Yu-bin laugh so much, and watching the kids play and eat together without added stress was great.
At one point, I was also heartbroken for Chun-hui. She is many things, but you can’t help but feel sympathy for her. The woman has really taken a beating in life and is really trying her best. Has she been the best person so far? Definitely not. But at least there’s some sympathy to spare when you find Ju-seok like her husband. What a pathetic excuse from a man.
In both cases, Green Mothers Club Episode 12 offers that sometimes pain can bring you closer and it’s a sweet thought through and through.
Green Mothers Club is streaming on netflix.
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