JoAnne: I suppose it shouldn't come as any surprise that when I logged in to Blogger and saw the title for this post I read it first as 'Episode 36 FAIL (KimJiCap)
JoAnne: Unfortunately she's not carrying her bowl of mystical powers and no one dies (Yet, writer-nim. There's still tomorrow. You'll never know when, you'll never know how. Sleep well.)
Episode 36 - Final
kakashi: Ji-hye meets with SIL. They chitchat about the Hell House and Ji-hye's escape - SIL will respect her decision. No questions will be asked. At least not many.
JoAnne: Thanks for so graciously agreeing to do the only thing you can do anyway, SIL. But it was nicer than that, really - they do seem to have reached a comfortable respect for each other. I'm just mad.
JoAnne: On the one hand, I respect her decision not to take money from him. She never cared about the money and even if it was his decision in the end, loving Ji Hye broke Tae Wook's heart. On the other, I like to imagine that every won would be torn from the heart of Fish Lips, and that would please me.
JoAnne: I remember thinking that this was ok, I could live with this. Especially since she and Tae Wook were going to end up back together any way and then we could wonder how the two of them really did as the Shin Young Daughters.
1 Year Later
kakashi: There is a long queue in a bookstore. All these people are there to get their book signed by ... Ji-hye! (Well, I am married to a writer and I have to say: that was quick! From manuscript to book in 1 year? She must be a genius). But finally, she has appeared ... The Goddess of Marriage!! She is a book!
JoAnne: Seriously where does she get off calling herself a Goddess of Marriage? She was the LEAST goddess-y of all the wives, if you want to frame it in terms of taking something difficult and making the best of it.
kakashi: I don't think she calls herself a Goddess. She is not that crazy. She just called the book that.
JoAnne: I am not unsure at all. Do not like. But he's still beautiful.
kakashi: You're right, I don't like it either. But it makes parting easier!
kakashi: They go have a drink together. He asks what the book is about and she says it's about 4 women and their marriages. It is about who married the best and who is the Goddess of Marriage. How original... she turned this drama into a book! Ah, so it's quasi a set of interviews? And did she interview herself, too?
JoAnne: How could she? Non-disclosure agreement. That also lets out SIL, not that she'd EVER participate. So who is it about, exactly?
kakashi: So how did he find out about the signature session? she wants to know. Well, he says matter of fact, he had her followed. So he knows: she doesn't have a new man. He laughs at that, I'm not exactly sure why. She wants to know whether he is seeing anyone, but he isn't. So they are both not seeing anybody... they look at each other for a while after that. Don't tease us, show. You're mean. I know exactly where you're going, because I've seen spoilers.
JoAnne: DO you think he really had her followed? I kinda do.
kakashi: The fact is, he says, that he has to go on a blind date today. By orders of his father and his mother. She says then he should, but he says that he does not want to go. The woman in question plays the flute - and he doesn't want to listen to that (hahaha. I also play the flute)
JoAnne: That's it, you are fated. Tell Mr. Writer goodbye and pack your bags.
kakashi: Truthfully, he says ... he still has hopes that she might be coming back to him. And he still has feelings for her. He seriously doesn't know WHY he divorced her; he thinks about how foolish that was several times a day. But he says it half jokingly (which part exactly was the joke?) ... he does not have it in him to ask her out again.
JoAnne: But now she knows, right, and she'll confess that she thinks about him every day, and she feels stronger now and if they just...at this point I still had faith in the universe, yes.
JoAnne: Dad doesn't exactly have a choice - this is the one son he has left with any potential. But he's moved CLOSER to the center of Hell now. My faith is flagging.
kakashi: (It took ages for the next bit to get subbed. Do you think the subbers in charge hid somewhere, crying? I would have). When he entered his father's company, he thought about her; and how she must not be happy with him for it. Because now, he has really become what she always detested the most: a Chaebol. Just a lousy chaebol.
JoAnne: I become aware of a certain unsettled feeling in my stomach right about now.
JoAnne: Is she a weaker, more emotional sort of person than some other women? Yes. Did she try hard enough? Framed in the context of her ability, I think she did. She was not cut out for that life but had enough feist in her to continue to want what she wanted. That's what made her sick, and unhappy. She didn't give in, sort of. Which is fine with me because who she was is what he loved. He needed to change HIS life - and that's fair of her to have asked (except she never did) because she didn't know about his life for a long time.
JoAnne: Fuck. We all know what this means.
JoAnne: Some idiot thinks I'm going to be fobbed off with FRIENDLINESS? No. NO. FUCK your friendliness.
JoAnne: Strong lips, Tae Wook. Just saying.
kakashi: MILDragon is (pretending to be) very ill and is transferred to the hospital on sick bail. The first thing she does after talking to her husband is call Ji-hye and insult her. Ji-hye stops on the highway (that one bridge they ALWAYS stop on), gets out, and throws her handupone into the Han river. Finally free! The purpose of this scene? She has now cut ALL ties to the Kang family. The Kangs are evil and will always be. Tae-wook chose his family - and that means he decided against Ji-hye.
JoAnne: She's been waiting all year to make that phone call. Because what's important is that she tell off the person who didn't act the way she wanted, not, I don't know, spend time in reflection on her own sins. Ugly person. Ugly, ugly, ugly.
JoAnne: If I cannot see the face of my Twu Wuv, then blind me! Blind me!
JoAnne: Cute kid. Good to see SOME babies age appropriately in this show. They could have used this baby for the other baby too, it's not like we'd have noticed.
JoAnne: We can see through them because they are DEAD TO ME.
JoAnne: I refuse to acknowledge this with commentary.
kakashi: Career Woman goes to New York, thanks to her husband who basically sweet talked everybody into believing she should be sent away. Storyline wrapped! Bravo!
JoAnne: Not sure I'd have gone, but not sure that would have been the right decision either. Bravo to her for doing it!
kakashi: Greedy Niece is now working behind the counter of one of her husband's restaurant. And is complaining about it. Storyline wrapped! Bravo!
JoAnne: Where's the makeover? WHERE'S THE MAKEOVER? And seriously, if she hates it that much why doesn't she just leave?
kakashi: Hot English Student goes to SanFran. Alone. Before boarding, he dictates the Chubby Son something for his omma. When Dormat gets home from shopping, she reads the note. It is a very sweet lover letter. Doormat cries a little at her stupidity and puts the note into a small box with some of her jewelry. Storyline wrapped! Bravo!
JoAnne: For the first time, I give serious consideration to the possibility that she returned, not because she wanted to and loved her dick of a husband so much, but because she thought it was the right thing to do. And sorry, I call bullshit that any man would dictate that note to the child of the woman who left him.
kakashi: Oh yes. What an idiot. But still pretty:
hahahahahaha) Her mother isn't happy about it and beats her up. The End. Storyline wrapped! Bravo!
Final Final Thoughts
kakashi: Oh well, what can I say ... ah, I think don't want to say anything. But I guess I must?
JoAnne: I agree completely. While these two may 'belong together' the fact is that the story spent a LOT of time making us fall for Tae Wook and did nothing to really bring Warm Up Oppa to life. In the time-honored tradition of KDramas, we had a serious case of Second Lead Syndrome, but we had no clue that Tae Wook was the second lead. I do not like to be tricked that way.
JoAnne: Yes, I'm glad I got to see him really stretch himself. And I thought he was great with Nam Sang Mi. But hey, writer? You'll never know where. You'll never know when. You'll never know how. But I'm coming for you, you lazy rat bastard.
JoAnne: With you on this - she's nice enough, but not someone I'd want to be friends with.
JoAnne: Truly boring.
JoAnne: Right now, I'm ok with that.
Farewell, chingus! Until next time!
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