As the show progresses, Lane becomes bolder to live the life she wants for herself. Eventually she moves out, joins a band and starts dating her bandmate Zack (Todd Lowe). At first it’s Mrs. Kim’s worst nightmare, but eventually she recognizes her daughter’s autonomy and is more supportive of the band’s efforts. Via a Reddit AMA, Keiko Agena revealed that one of her favorite scenes shows how much Mrs. Kim loves her daughter despite their differences.
“Hello! Let’s see… One of my favorite episodes was when Mrs. Kim and I shared a little bit of whiskey, I think in the kitchen,” the actor explained. “I thought it would be a nice bit of growth for us.”
The scene in question occurs in the Season 6 episode “The Perfect Dress.” Lane has broken up with Zack and the band is on the run, forcing her to move back in with her mother. Angry and heartbroken, Lane becomes restless and discouraged. It seems Mrs. Kim is going berserk and reverting to her authoritarian parenting style to get Lane back on track. However, Mrs. Kim realizes that her daughter has problems. Instead, she offers Lane a few kind words and a much-needed cocktail. Those heartwarming moments between Lane and her mother are rare, and it’s great to see these two women, who are so often at odds, find common ground.