Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022)
Title: Extraordinary Attorney Woo
Hangul: 이상한 변호사 우영우
Writer: Moon Ji-won
Director: Yoo In-shik
Network: ENA, Netflix
Extraordinary Attorney Woo Cast and Characters
Ha Yoon-kyung as Choi Soo-yeon
Joo Jong-hyuk as Kwon Min-woo
Joo Hyun-young as Dong Geurami
Jeon Bae-soo as Woo Gwang-ho
Baek Ji-won as Han Seon-young (CEO Han)
Jin Kyung as Tae Soo-mi
Extraordinary Attorney Woo Ending Explained
Does Extraordinary Attorney Woo Have a Happy Ending?
Extraordinary Attorney Woo ends on a high note, with Woo Young-woo thriving in both her professional and personal life. At the end of the heartwarming drama, Young-woo has a full-time position at Hanbada, is in a happy relationship with Jun-ho, and can now confidently walk through the automatic revolving doors at Hanbada.
What Happened to Woo Young-woo?
Woo Young-woo (Park Eun-bin) deals with family in the final episode of Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
Extraordinary Attorney Woo…in Boston?
Young-woo is offered a position with Taesan Law Firm in Boston that is double her current salary and includes a paid-for professional counsellor.
The generous offer comes from her birth mother, CEO Tae, who sees Young-woo as a potential threat to her political ambitions.
Young-woo’s Relationship with Her Brother
Young-woo connects with her half-brother, Sang-hyeon, who approaches her for help with the Raon case. He reveals that he is the hacker and wishes to confess, feeling remorse for his crime.
The two siblings have a natural bond with Sang-hyeon calling her “noona”. They are both comfortable in each other’s presence despite having just met.
However, there is a conflict of interest as Young-woo represents Chan-hong.
Was Young-Woo’s Birth Secret Revealed?
No, Young-woo being Tae Su-mi’s illegitimate daughter is not revealed to the public.
Do Young-woo and Jun-ho End Up Together?
After a heart-to-heart conversation, Young-woo and Jun-ho decide to get back together after breaking up in episode 14.
Lee Jun-ho (Kang Tae-oh) uses a cat analogy to explain their relationship and feelings to Young-woo. He compares Young Woo to a cat and himself to a cat owner, explaining that despite the cat’s whims and fancies, the owner never stops loving them.
Jun-ho tells her he feels happy when he’s with Young-woo and no one else makes him this way.
The cat analogy successfully conveys Jun-ho’s feelings and understanding and moves Young Woo. She decides to take back her sentiment of wanting to break up.
The finale ends with them happily smiling at one another at the entrance of the Hanbada office building.
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Did Jun-ho Meet Young-woo’s Father?
Sadly, we never get to see Young-woo introduce Jun-ho to her father.
What Happened to Jung Myeong-seok?
Myeong-seok (Kang Ki-young) is diagnosed with stage 3 stomach cancer and goes on medical leave from Hanbada. He has successful surgery to treat the cancer and commits to trying to live a healthier life.
His ex-wife Ji-su (Lee Yoon-ji) visits him at the hospital and the two discuss their relationship. They still have feelings for one another and Myeong-seok earnestly considers leaving his job at Hanbada for the sake of their relationship.
Ji-su believes that this is the only way they can be together without work getting in the way.
At the end of the drama, Myeong-seok does not actually confirm if he will return to Hanbada. He does wink at Young-woo when she asks so perhaps that can be interpreted as a confirmation.
What Happened to CEO Han (Seon-young)?
CEO Han (Baek Ji-won) has a heated rivalry with Young-woo’s birth mother, Su-mi (The CEO of Taesan), and is determined to bring her down.
CEO Han plans to reveal that Young-woo is the daughter of Su-mi to prevent her from being elected the minister of justice.
She offers to send Young-woo to the countryside after revealing the secret. But she eventually tells the reporter not to expose Young-woo because she has a better story in the works with Sang-hyeon’s video confession.
Despite CEO Han willing to use Young-woo and make her collateral damage to bring CEO Tae down, she does renew Young-woo’s contract and makes her a full-time employee at Hanbada.
What Happened to Min-woo?
Kwon Min-woo (Joo Jong-hyuk) has a sudden change of heart in the end after spending the entire drama undermining Young-woo and trying to bring her down.
Min-woo tells CEO Tae about Young-woo’s failed romance, suggesting that now might be the perfect moment to take her down.
But Min-Woo’s actually not up for doing the dirty work. He turns a new leaf and chooses to live “foolishly” inspired by Soo-yeon’s words.
What Happened to Soo-yeon?
Soo-yeon continues to be a supportive colleague to Young-woo, standing up to Attorney Jang. She tells Min-woo that he should stand up for his colleagues and start living foolishly.
Her words are the catalyst to Min-woo changing and becoming a better person.
Do Min-woo and Soo-yeon End Up Together?
Despite Soo-yeon confessing her feelings to Min-woo and Min-woo returning her feelings and changing his ways for Soo Yeon, the two do not officially end up a couple at the end of Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
While it is unclear if Min Woo and Su Yeon act upon their attraction for each other, they may end up together if there is a second season of Extraordinary Attorney Woo.
What Happened to Young-woo’s Brother?
CEO Tae’s son/Young-woo’s half-brother/high school kid, Sang-hyeon, is revealed to be the culprit behind the hacking scandal at the beginning of the finale.
He confesses to his mother about the hacking and is reprimanded by her as his actions could put her ministry position at risk. She works to protect him (and herself) from being exposed.
However, Sang-hyeon wishes to make amends for the hacking and goes to his big sister, Young-woo, for help. He reveals that he was instructed by the co-founder of the shopping mall to steal the customers’ data.
Sang-hyeon’s confession eventually results in the dismissal of the case against the shopping mall.
What Happened to Young-woo’s Mother?
Tae Soo-mi, Young-woo’s birth mother, faces a significant challenge when her son, Sang-hyeon, confesses to hacking the shopping mall’s data.
She initially plans to send Sang-hyeon abroad to prevent him from testifying in person and jeopardizing her chances at the Minister of Justice position.
However, Young-woo convinces her to let Sang-hyeon testify, pleading with her to be a better mother to her brother than she was to her.
Su-mi eventually agrees to let her son testify under a few conditions. One of the conditions is Young-woo being the one to interrogate him.
Sang Hyeon’s testimony leads to the dismissal of the case against the shopping mall. Afterwards, Su-mi steps down as a candidate for Minister of Justice.
What Happened to Attorney Jang?
Attorney Jang takes up the case of the shopping mall data breach but his approach draws ire from the public. His handling of the case is also criticized by the judge, which is a vindicating moment for Young-woo, Seon-yeon, and Min-woo.
Despite his initial opposition, Attorney Jang eventually has to accept Young-woo’s strategy when it proves successful in court.
Attorney Jang is forced to swallow his pride and accept the success of his juniors.
What Happened to Dong Geurami?
Young Woo’s bestie Dong Geurami doesn’t play a significant role at the end of the drama. She visits Myeong-seok at the hospital while he’s recovering from surgery and is present at the celebration party in the end with everyone.
What Happened to Young-woo’s Father?
Young-woo’s father is well aware of the two options his daughter has for her future after her birth secret is revealed to the public.
He tells Young-woo that going to the US is the best option for her but does not pressure her to make a decision.
The drama ends with Young-woo’s father looking proudly at his daughter as she heads to work.
Why are CEO Han and CEO Tae rivals?
Extraordinary Attorney Woo doesn’t delve into the past of these two women and their long-standing feud.
Extraordinary Attorney Woo Ending Review
Overall, I was pleased with the ending of Extraordinary Attorney Woo. I’m glad Young-woo has a full-time position at Hanbada and that she rekindled her relationship with Jun-ho. I also love the development of her relationships with her brother and birth mother.
I was less thrilled about the redemption arcs for all the villains in the drama. Min-woo’s transformation was particularly unconvincing. I don’t believe he sincerely changed. I think it’s all an act to win over Seon-yeon and she deserves much better than him.
What did you think of Extraordinary Attorney Woo?