Queen of Tears Episode 13 Recap and Review: Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Ji-won Are All About Love

Queen of Tears Episode 13 Recap and Review: In the last episode, we saw how Hae-in’s (Kim Ji-won) illness progresses rapidly. She begins to misunderstand one person from the other. Eun-sung (Park Sung-hoon) takes advantage of the situation and tries to bring her to his side. His efforts are fruitless as she continues to seek out Hyun-woo (Kim Soo-hyun). 

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Hyun-woo and Hae-in end up spending a lot of time together and he even proposes but she refuses. On the other hand, the Hyun-woo family get together to find the Chairman’s secret fund. In the end, we find out that the Chairman is actually in his senses for some amount of time and Sol-hee gets to know. To protect his family, he throws himself off the stairs – shocking them. 

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 talented actors like 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. 

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Queen of Tears Episode 13 Recap

The episode continues from where we left off – the Hong family and Hyun-woo find the Chairman’s secret room. Unfortunately, the room is empty as Eun-sung and Sol-hee move the money to a safe place. The family feel sad about it but they go to Sol-hee. She insists on living in the same place as them and shocked as they are, they agree. 

Hae-in slips away to check the pen she left in her grandfather’s room. He leaves an emotional message for her, saying that he wishes to have been able to talk to her. He also tells her he has been a money-grubber and only cares about making money. He thanks her for being his grandfather and apologises to the entire family. Beom-ja breaks down as she buries her father and the rest of the family remains just as emotional. 

Hae-in and Hyun-woo share a tear-jerking conversation as she tells him that after her funeral, all of them will leave her and she will end up alone. He reacts to her words but she continues saying that the world looks annoyingly beautiful today, making her want to live. Hyun-woo feels sad for her and cries silently as she gives him a sad smile. 

Back at Yeongdu-ri, Hyun-woo and Hae-in’s fathers get together to drink when Hyun-woo receives a call from a specialist in Germany. They inform him about a life-saving surgery that can save her but the only side effect would be that she may lose all her memories. He relays the same to the fathers and her father requests him to keep it as a secret otherwise she would refuse to go through with it. 

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With that plan in mind, they tell the whole family and everyone celebrates it while Hae-in looks confused. Later, she approaches Hyun-woo and asks him a plethora of questions regarding the surgery. He answers them for her and she walks away happily but two minutes later, she breaks down and Hyun-woo runs to comfort her. She feels the relief of being given a second chance and Hyun-woo feels conflicted as he has not told her about the side-effect. 

They cuddle to sleep and in the morning, Hae-in makes plans with him to spend the whole day together. They show their cute antics as a couple – Hyun-woo takes several pictures of her, Hae-in smiles goofily throughout their outing and they constantly remain together. 

They sit at a quaint place and Hae-in declares that since she will be living, she wants to make a couple of changes – one of them being that she will reveal three secrets. She reveals the first one – the story of the pink MP3 player. He walks around in shock and she tells him that it is okay that he does not remember her. He shocks her instead by telling her what she wore that day and how he looked for her. 

Moved by the explanation, she gives yet another shock by showing the ring. Hyun-woo is rendered speechless. He hugs her and cries silently while Hae-in smiles giddily. In the next scene, Da-hye shocks Hyun-woo’s mother and sister as she expertly cuts the radish and carrots. Hae-in’s mother confronts her, telling her that her tricks will not work on her and to stop calling her ‘mother’. Undeterred by her attitude, Da-hye says that she got to say the word ‘mother’ for the first time and she will not let go of that habit. 

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Hae-in tries staining her nail with balsam for the first time and shows it to Hyun-woo. She also ignites his jealousy by mentioning the ‘bus guy’ and they share a cute moment. In the next scene, Hyun-woo and Hae-in find a way to trick Eun-sung into using the secret fund and he quickly falls for the trick. 

Grace Goh visits Hae-in’s mother to get some information and ropes in Hyun-woo’s mother for a massage and finds out about Hae-in’s upcoming surgery. She relays the information to Eun-sung and Sol-hee. He tells her to find more information regarding the surgery as well. In the evening, Soo-cheol declares that he will be staying back to find his way in the world. His mother disagrees but his father allows him. 

Hae-in also decides to stay with Hyun-woo and the parents look happy for her. Later, she shares an emotional moment with her mother as they talk about her childhood and her mother apologises for her actions. As the couple go back to his apartment, they decide to live as newlyweds and share multiple cute moments like cuddling, cooking and cleaning as well as spending all their time together. 

The next day, Eun-sung talks to Hyun-woo at the office regarding Hae-in’s surgery. He tells him not to tell her about the side effect because he believes that it could work in his favour. Hae-in goes around the department store with Secretary Na and gets the shopping experience as a customer. She reviews the choices she made as a CEO and thinks of all the ways to make the experience better for the customer. 

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In the evening, he walks into the Christmas set and suddenly the lights turn on as well as a shower of snowflakes. Confused at the situation, she sees Hyun-woo walk in. She ignites his jealousy again by talking about the first snow and the ‘bus guy’. Later, she reveals that he is her first love. Confused at first, it takes him a little while to connect the dots but he looks elated at the revelation. 

They go to Germany and the viewers find out that Eun-sung followed them there as well. The couple share a laugh when Hae-in reveals the third secret – Yeong-suk, the raccoon on the top floor, is a lie she made up. When they reach the hospital, he finally reveals the side effect of the surgery – shocking her. The episode ends with Hae-in running away and Hyun-woo stops her to tell her to not make a choice but to live. 

The epilogue makes everyone emotional as Hyun-woo makes a video for Hae-in in case she loses her memories. He tells her about him and their story. He promises that no matter what happens, he will never leave her – even if she forgets their promise or him. 

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Queen of Tears Episode 13 Review 

Finally, we got to see Hyun-woo and Hae-in as a newlywed couple and we love every second of it! Their lovey-dovey scenes have our hearts. Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Ji-won are extremely talented actors as they can express several emotions throughout the episode with such grace and tenacity. 

Kim Jung-nan as Beom-ja is also another actor who knocked it out of the park as a grieving daughter. She showed her strong personality throughout her interactions with Sol-hee and her soft side during conversations with Yeong-song. Eun-sung had smaller scenes in this episode but looking at the preview for the next episode, it seems like he will be partaking in a disastrous plan. 

Queen of Tears is streaming on Netflix.

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