Though, her neighbors submitted a report to the City of Seoul Police after finding two discarded prison uniforms in her trash. Visited by Detective Mun, Mrs. Cho plays the elderly lady in the hopes to deter him and his partner, to no success, and allows them to search her apartment.
Mrs. Cho used to co-own a restuarant in Seoul, alongside her husband Mr. Cho. When her husband was in debt to some powerful people, he committed suicide, leaving the debt placed on her. She and her son were told to take a vacation in Japan ten times.
When she returned from the tenth trip, Mrs. Cho lost her restaurant and was arrested for drug smuggling (the reason for the ten trips was to smuggle drugs to Japan). When she was released, her son did not communicate with her (if at all) and felt ashamed of his mother.