***Back to the orchard, the peaches Tae-wook carries to the car, the car ride back. The dialogue is a little different than what we got at the end of Episode 7: He apologizes for coming to get her and asks her to please stop being angry with him. She tells him to just drive. She really has the charm of an empty beer bottle.
Tae-wook and Sourpuss arrive at the house. And ... they argue. Because he drags her away (they're hard pressed on time) when she wants to chit-chat with Janitor Park (that's Cruela de Vil). He asks the servants where his mother is and when they say she is resting, they suddenly have plenty of time and he suggests to go to their house. With a rather sexy smirk if I may say so. He asks the servant to bring them champagne. You know this is going to end disastrously, right?!
He shows her the house, and is particularly proud that it is apart from the main house. It shows his character well, I think: He wants them to live alone, and away from the Dragon Mother - but he also wants to be near his parents, in case they need him. When he asks her what she thinks she says "It's nice". But it sounds like "don't talk to me ever again", if you ask me. Jeeez. He notices the lack of enthusiasm (for the umpteenth time, really) but she just says it's because she never makes hasty decisions. Ah, you don't? So ... your decision to marry him was what? Well thought-about? Are you a golddigger, evil wench?!
He prattles on about the honeymoon and the amount of holidays he may be able to get (or rather not get). And she ... my goodness. She really wants to be found out, right?! While he talks about the fact that he was promoted (because of who he is) and somebody else, who studied so damn hard, wasn't (because he had no money), she is on the phone!!! Writing the Big Snore a text?! Surprise, surprise! Her fiancé notices, grabs the phone and asks her whom she is writing to.
And of course, she freaks out, and he notices that too. Today, she has been acting like an 8th grader, he tells her, she is continuously fooling around with her phone (but ... I do that too, Tae-wook). Does she have a smart-phone addiction? He says he needs to know who it is (half-jokingly) and she goes completely ballistic. He just stares at her, saying nothing (her reaction is that strange) and she, realizing how crazy she looks, starts lying about waiting for a message from the broadcasting station.
And he kisses her.
And ... Tae-wook enters the apartment with the suitcase! The door was open so he just let himself in, he says to his (maybe) future relative, the daughter of the career woman. She tells him to just go to her aunt's room. He does so. The door is left ajar. And he hears that she says: "I am sorry, I wanted to contact you before but I couldn't. I am sorry that you were caught off guard. There was nothing I could do in that situation. Why did you turn your phone off? Please call me. I'll wait for you."
Hey, I liked you there, man! A tiny little bit! Finally, you've found your hormone off-switch. And you, missey? You may want to be a Anna Karenina or a Lady Chatterley, but I guess ... you're not, huh. Cause you grew up among the peach-trees. And somebody who grows up among the peach-trees is pure, innocent, and sweet. So there. And he ends his great, grown-up speech by saying: "We can't hurt other people because of our feelings. I have cleaned up my feelings - and you should do the same". And she, though in tears, says she understands what he is saying.
Tae-wook is scary. And abuse of power, woah! He looks at her phone records. And now he knows the name of his rival: Kim Hyun-woo.
After that, he broods, darkly, in their house. I wish I knew what he was thinking because I am scared he may do something stupid.
A bit later, he is still brooding, darkly, but he has taken his jacket off. He sits at a different table at their future house and drinks.pojangmacha. Her hair looks really good! And Tae-wook calls. She has him saved as Kang Tae-wook on her phone. Very romantic. He asks what she is doing - she says waiting for her sister, who is having a hard time at work. He wants to know why her voice is like that - she says it's because she is a bit depressed. Why, he wants to know. Because I am also having a hard time, she says. What is giving her such a hard time? Is his next question. But she asks back: doesn't he also have a hard time?
When she is with her unni later, they talk about marriage. "Marriage is not a fantasy", says Career Woman, "It's reality, it's dreadful and it's hell - and it's mixed fried anchovies" (the meal she cooked for her family before going out). If that is so, Ji-hye says, who is an ideal man to marry? Her sister says, her husband is - he is like a field day in the fall. Healthy and sound, cheerful and energetic, and not overly sensitive. So, Ji-hye wants to know next: is marriage better if you marry someone you love - or marrying someone who loves you? Optimally, both should love each other, says her sister, but if she had to choose, she would think going for the man who loves her is better. And Ji-hye seems content.
Tae-wook is reading my favorite magazine "Style & Erection". There is a Kim Hyun-woo special in it. I'm guessing these two men will not learn to love each other.
Sourpuss is meeting Tae-wook at a hotel - they are there to celebrate their big sister-in-law's start as a Director. Also there, of course, the Brother. Tae-wook goes to pick up Sourpuss at the parking lot, Brother goes in alone ... and runs into the Architect Dude. Mope's colleague. Alrighty! KDrama trope coming up!!
- Doormat Wife is trying to get back at her cheating husband. I'd say it's a beginning. But only until he says he wants a divorce, after which she clings to his leg and cries a river.
- Career Woman hands in her resignation, uses ugly words, and show her boss the finger. Her boss "builds a tent" after eating Chinese medicine ... and needs to go to the hospital, cause the tent is not at all going down again.
- Gross Brother gets in touch with the bat-eared woman again. She is the art dealer with bad intentions. Very bad intentions. She also gets in touch with Abused Woman's brother, with bad intentions.
- Abused Wife starts work as a Director at the Kang conglomerate, much to the displeasure of Dragon Mother. She asks to be paid in shares.
Final Thoughts and Comments
Hm. Well. So this meeting seems to be a coincidence, right? I wasn't sure whether Tae-wook had somehow known about the architects being there, but I doubt it. Alright, let's see whether they'll suckerpunch each other in the next episode!!