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Strong Girl Nam-soon Episode 11 Recap and Review: Shi-o Begins to Face the Wrath of Geum-ju and Hee-sik

Strong Girl Nam-soon Episode 11 Recap and Review: The famous hit South Korean drama Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (힘쎈여자 도봉순) spin-off series Strong Girl Nam-soon (힘쎈여자 강남순) of the is directed by Kim Jung-Sik and written by Baek Mi-Kyeong. Starring Lee Yoo-mi, Kim Jung-eun, Kim Hae-sook, Ong Seong-wu and Byeon Woo-seok in the lead roles, the series will follow a young girl named Nam-soon and her immense strength being used for the good. The series is produced by JTBC and is distributed by Netflix.

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The series takes up the story of Bong-soon’s sixth cousin, Kang Nam-soon (Lee Yoo-mi) who has similar strength to her cousin. After getting lost in Magnolia, Nam-soon returns to South Korea to find her family. She successfully finds her mother (Kim Jung-eun) and grandmother (Kim Hae-sook) but little does she know, the trio are in for a big treat.

Lee Yoo-mi made it big after her pivotal role in Squid Game (2021). She was last seen in All of Us Are Dead (2022). Kim Jung-eun’s last ventures are Missing: The Other Side (2020-2023) and DNA Mate (since 2022). Kim Hae-sook’s latest work was Revenant (2023). Speaking of Ong Seong-wu, he was last seen in the movie Starlight Falls (2023) while Byeon Woo-seok’s latest project was Soulmate (2023).

– Strong Girl Nam-soon Episode 11 Review Contains Spoilers –

Strong Girl Nam-soon Episode 11 Recap

The episode begins with Shi-o asking Nam-soon to date her. Watching her get startled he gives her time to think on it and assures he won’t push her. Nam-soon immediately leaves his office after receiving a call regarding Nam-in. Meanwhile, Hee-sik gets a text from his team lead, Dong-suk and he rushes to his home, only to find him lying dead. Hee-sik begins to scan Dong-suk’s place and finds a diary with a pendrive stuck on it.

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A still from the series “Strong Girl Nam-soon”

Meanwhile, Geum-ju barges into Nam-in’s cafe and tells Bong-go that their son has become prey to narcotics. They immediately admit him to Geum-ju’s hospital where Nam-soon advices that Nam-in shouldn’t be fed water for it will worsen his state. She also says that there is an antidote for the drug which is the main business of Shi-o. Bong-go and Nam-soon start their search to find the woman who gave Nam-in the tablet. With the help of Nam-soon’s once-homeless friend, Hyun-soo, she finds the man who is behind the bank account to which Nam-in wired money.


They learn that the man is homeless as well but was visited by a woman who paid him to open bank accounts. We learn that the woman is a part of the Shi-o drug business who goes about drugging young people via weight-loss pills and gains money by selling antidotes. They get the lady’s phone number somehow and decide to call her. However, at the same time, Hee-sik arrests Shin Gang-su the man who sold Dong-suk the drug. It is understood that Dong-suk decided to make himself evidence for his team to arrest the culprits.

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A still from the series “Strong Girl Nam-soon”

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This alerts Shi-o’s team and they immediately pause business. However, when Geum-ju texts the mysterious woman from Nam-in’s phone about the antidote she responds. Geum-ju meets the woman at Nam-in’s cafe with a hefty amount and gets the antidote. Along with these events, Geum-ju orders her assistant Ms. Hwang to start the Geum-ju TV channel and present about the drug case. This further presses Shi-o as information regarding his important export is revealed.

He finds that Hee-sik and Geum-ju are behind this and gets furious at them for going against him. Through his flashbacks, we learn that the Russian Mafia, Pavel has trained him severely and has turned him into a monster. Also, he was raised as Anton. Since he isn’t aware of Nam-soon’s part in the mess, he longs for her and sends her voicemails. At the hospital, Geum-ju mixes the blue antidote in water and gives it to Nam-in. Seeing this, Nam-soon remembers Shi-o also drinking something similar to this.

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A still from the series “Strong Girl Nam-soon”

Nam-in instantly gets cured and the family relaxes. The next day, Hee-sik goes and asks his senior police officer for an arrest warrant but he brushes it off. Hee-sik then receives a call informing him that Gang-su has died. That same day Nam-soon goes inside Shi-o’s office and sees him looking quite different since he has consumed the drug.

Strong Girl Nam-soon Episode 11 Review

At this point I don’t know whether I should feel bad for Shi-o or get mad at him. The director gives hints at his terrible past and the trauma he endured, making the viewers feel bad for the villain. However, instantly the director brushes those thoughts by showing Shi-o hurting an innocent person and being the villain he is. Now what should I really think about him? Unsure.

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A still from the series “Strong Girl Nam-soon”

The series has hit its climax and hereafter the real war begins. Geum-ju, Hee-sik, and Nam-soon are in to end Shi-o and the other mysterious people behind him. Shi-o’s feelings for Nam-soon sort of feel fake as if he knows who she really is and is just pretending to like her so he can make her believe that he isn’t suspicious of her. Hwa-ja aka Myung-hee is completely out of the picture but it doesn’t seem like her role is done. What if she is also one of the orphans who was raised by Pavel? Could be. Anyway, all answers will soon be revealed.

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A still from the series “Strong Girl Nam-soon”

Strong Girl Nam-soon is streaming on Netflix. Let us know your thoughts about the series in the comment section.

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