Queen of Tears Episode 11 Recap and Review: Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Ji-won Forge an Unbreakable Alliance 

Queen of Tears Episode 11 Recap and Review: In the previous episode, Hae-in (Kim Ji-won) comes across Yoon Eun-sung (Park Sung-hoon) in front of Hyun-woo’s (Kim Soo-hyun) house. He threatens her to come back otherwise he will go for everything she loves till she has no choice but to be with him. 

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Taking his threats seriously, she pretends with Hyun-woo like she wants to be with Eun-sung – leaving him feeling sad. At the conference, she reveals that Eun-sung threatened her to come back and she will not be back to join as she has a terminal illness.

Queen of Tears (눈물의 여왕) is the romantic comedy that began airing on 9th March 2024 on tvN as well as on Netflix in selected regions. The 16-episode series stars popular and talented actors, Kim Soo-hyun as Baek Hyun-woo and Kim Ji-won as Hong Hae-in along with Na Young-hee, Jung Jin-young, Kwak Dong-yeon, Park Sung-hoon, Kim Jung-nan and others.   

The romantic drama is written by Park Ji-eun, the mastermind behind popular dramas like Crash Landing On YouMy Love From the Stars and The Producers and directed by Jang Young-woo and Kim Hee-won. 

Queen of Tears Episode 11

– Queen of Tears Episode 11 Recap and Review Contains Spoilers –

Queen of Tears Episode 11 Recap 

The episode begins with all the people close to Hyun-woo and Hae-in finding out about the conference and Hae-in’s burst of truth. Hae-in and Hyun-woo share an emotional look before she begins walking towards him but finds herself in an illusion. She falls into his arms and thinks of how she did not get to express her love to him and apologise to her family for causing them pain. 

Hyun-woo’s parents and Hae-in’s family run into the hospital to look at her unconscious body – crying at how they did not know about her illness. Hae-in’s mom accuses Hyun-woo for not telling them about her and Hae-in’s father stops her by saying that they do not deserve to know. Her father walks away and breaks down in the elevator when he reminisces about Hae-in as a child. 

Beom-ja and Grace Goh find the Chairman but Sol-hee finds them and stops her from going to see him. Beom-ja begs to see him and she allows her to see him for a minute. She goes to hug him but he cannot remember Sol-hee or anyone else. Beom-ja tries to take him back but Sol-hee throws out since she is his guardian. 

The next day, Soo-cheol goes to Hae-in’s hospital suite and blames himself for causing her sickness due to the talisman paper he carries around. He breaks down in Hyun-woo’s arms when she wakes up. He goes to call the family and doctors while Hyun-woo and Hae-in share an emotional moment. She expresses her love for him because she believes that she cannot die without telling him that. He cries and hugs her, telling her that she will not die because he cannot live without her. 

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Soo-cheol tells his mother to meet Hae-in but guilt stops her and she sits at the emergency stairs, crying her heart out. Hyun-woo goes to see her and she tells him that it is all her fault. Hearing that, Hae-in walks in and tells her to stop blaming herself. Her mother holds her and apologises for causing her pain over the years. 

On the other hand, the conference caused a big loss to Sol-hee and Eun-sung’s company. They require a big fund to fill in for the stocks but they cannot find his secret fund – which the Hong family is also on the lookout for. In the evening, Hae-in and Hyun-woo spend time together in the hospital garden when other people take pictures of her. 

Frustrated at being seen as a person in love with her ex-husband, she asks him to be lovey-dovey in front of them. Adhering to her request, he does it all – making her heart flutter and smile like teenagers in love. On the way back, Eun-sung meets with them and Hae-in takes him aside to talk to him. She finds out about the status of the company and he also tells her that he wants her back. 

She rejects him and tells him that his idea of love is wrong because he did something similar when they were in university together. He gets agitated and shouts at her that if she just loved him back, he would not need to take such measures. Later, he meets with Hyun-woo and tells him that he can name his price – anything that will get him Hae-in. Frustrated at his behaviour, Hyun-woo tries to walk away but Eun-sung tries to manhandle him – causing the boxer in Hyun-woo to come about and punch him. 

At home, Eun-sung comes across the broker who threatens to help him leave the country but Eun-sung does not look even a little affected – leaving the broker walking away helplessly. At the hospital, Hyun-woo and Hae-in talk about the location of the fund and the former tells her how he approached all the ex-employees who helped him out of their love for the company – allowing him to gather all the information. 

The next day, Hyun-woo attends the internal committee meeting regarding his position in the company when his lawyer friends enter with ample evidence that makes Hyun-woo look innocent. While it does not keep him off the hook, it is enough to make the committee re-examine their evidence. While leaving, they come across Eun-sung. Hyun-woo coolly walks away from him – making Eun-sung enraged. He calls the broker and tells him to get rid of Hyun-woo – which he will pay by sending the broker away. 

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Sol-hee brings the Chairman to a new house, surrounded by bodyguards everywhere. When they enter the room, the Chairman begins feeling unsafe while looking at the Baduk gameboard. She sends everyone out of the room and begins manhandling him – demanding he give the money he has hidden away. Grace Goh hears it all from outside the room. 

The broker follows Hyun-woo but the latter expertly speeds away from the former as there are policemen around. At the restaurant, both the families come together and have a great time. They discuss Hae-in’s health and the mothers talk about how to help her become healthier. Hae-in enjoys her time blissfully with her love and her family. 

At the house, Hae-in asks Hyun-woo to dry her hair with the broken hairdryer and they share a deep conversation. She tells him how her illness has begun rearing its ugly head – she is unable to recognise people and forgets names as well. She tells him to walk away from her when she is worse because she wants him to only have good memories of her when she goes. He remains silent and looks at her with an emotional gaze. 

The next day, the Hong family and Hyun-woo go to the storage space to find the Chairman’s fund and at the same time, Eun-sung finds a letter, written to the Chairman from the same storage space. He calls the place but Hyun-woo cuts all communication. They walk around and see the paintings but the main item has been moved away. They manage to escape the place in time. Hyun-woo and Hae-in walk away from them to have dinner together. He tells her to wait while he brings the car since it is raining. 

Hyun-woo comes back and takes her to the car instead. While driving, she notices another car following her. He drives quicker but the other car cuts and stops them. Hyun-woo walks out from the other car and Hae-in gets confused. She can see two Hyun-woos – one in the car and one outside. The Hyun-woo outside screams her name and she realises that the person in the car is Eun-sung. 

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Queen of Tears Episode 11 Review 

A power-packed episode! Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Ji-won display their stellar acting skills again and again. From their confessions to the way they fiercely protect each other. Even Hae-in’s family members were brilliant in the episode as they get protective of her after getting to know about her illness. 

Park Sung-hoon continues to shock us with his acting skills as Eun-sung is clearly spiralling to becoming a psychopath lover with his behaviour. His need to be with Hae-in is crossing all the lines and we hope he does not have a redemption arc because there isn’t anything that can save his character now. 

Queen of Tears is streaming on Netflix.

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