JoAnne: I'm so ready!
cherkell: Thanks to JoAnne, PapaEvil will now be known as PEEVIL, and in the first scene proves his name worthy as he gives Beany two weeks' worth of unbridled freedom with Good Heir… naturally, with strings attached. Two envelopes are placed in front of her, each containing tickets to someplace where English is not a spoken language. Will Beany choose what's behind Envelope No. 1, or go for Envelope No. 2?
JoAnne: Forget the envelopes. Which one ends up with Young Do for consoling hugs and kisses? Hmm? Kim Tan or Bean? I'm good either way.
JoAnne: Best OTP of the bunch, I think. I so hope endgame is Peevil dies of peevish old age and these two live in bickery harmony forever, complete with visits from TanBeanie grandkids.
cherkell: Bean Mom asks if this recent money development had anything to do with Beany's command performance in front of Peevil. Beany denies it at first until Mom shows her the texts she got through KakaoTalk about the loans being paid back. Beany finally capitulates and starts to tell her mom what's what…
JoAnne: But they still don't tell us anything and like a fool I really thought she would pull one over on the Peev.
JoAnne: Don't they have central heating? Why is he not beet red from that thing?
cherkell: Beany knocks at the door, and as Goody pulls her inside, she lies that the bodyguards stepped away for a second and that gave her the chance to run upstairs without being noticed. Goody tells Beany that he thought she was a CGI creation, since they couldn't see each other or touch each other. Guess that's out of the question now, since he's got her locked in a crushing death hug.
JoAnne: She is so freaking cute when she's cute. And I remain in eternal awe of her perfect Breck Girl hair. How do you not know this is a lie, Kim Tan? Oh yeah, Mr. 100.
JoAnne: I'm very pleased with his character evolution, really. I think he's more naive than he realizes, of course, but I admire his bravery and that he's not doing this just for himself, or even for the Bean. Part of this is for his mother and so of course ~melt~
JoAnne: Then you must have been #101, WonnieBabe, because you sure as HELL didn't handle your brother in a way that would inspire jolly family holidays.
JoAnne: A question we're all asking, thank you.
cherkell: Stalker Good Heir monitors the front gate CCTV waiting for Beany to leave for school. Figuring he'd be doing that very thing, Beany runs up to the camera and flashes a sign telling Tan she saw him in her dreams last night and waves before skipping off down the hill.
JoAnne: I remember the sad boy ghost and the delivery girl in Master's Sun and briefly feel watery but then I recognize the strains of The Police in the background of my mind and start to giggle. Although it does feel kind of sad with The Real Princess locked up in the tower.
JoAnne: I know some are unhappy at the relative de-fanging of Bad but I am glad about it. He was really too mean to be liked, early on. I like my bad boys to be cocky assholes but no bullies tormenting actual underdogs, please.
JoAnne: Like the rest of the internet, I wonder what they did while they waited for the milk to be delivered, and I also wonder why she couldn't have said that, oh, I don't know... as he was placing the order, so he could just cancel it?
|Maybe they were in a Time Warp?|
JoAnne: Jeez, BONA, get with the times. He's the goodbadboy now.
cherkell: And as earlier promised, Beany produces the picture of Baby to BoNa's OMG squeals that he's so cuuuuuuuuuuuute! (And he is!) Baby Heir doth protesteth that he shouldn't be treated like chattel in a transaction, as BoNa now wants a goofy picture of Baby to be used as blackmail in case they ever break up. Beany insists that those two never ever ever break up, okay?
JoAnne: And the internetz rise up and say DITTO.
JoAnne: I'm still surprised that I like BoNa as much as I do but Baby Heir was right. She's too cute for words, at this point. But don't think for one second that distracted me the belated realization this scene gave me, you effing Show: she took the tickets and she's NOT pulling a fast one. F***ers. Beanie is gonna blow this popsicle stand.
cherkell: Baby Daddy arrives at Goody's bedroom for their daily tutoring session, and asks why Tan looks like death warmed over. Goody says it's because he's thinking murderous thoughts about the state of his world right now… as Baby Daddy finally tells him he knows how the events of the past few days came about. And BTW, did Tan hear anything about Goody going to study abroad? By the look on Tan's face, obviously not.
JoAnne: YES for Baby Daddy picking a side. It's obviously the brothers.
JoAnne: Clearly this won't end well.
JoAnne: This woman belongs with Peevil. They are a dastardly match made in heaven. I hate them both in everything I ever see them in, too.
JoAnne: I love that they just know what's up right away in a way that grown ups around them don't seem to get.
JoAnne: So where IS this studio? Is it at the school or somewhere else?
cherkell: It's right outside the school grounds, either down the block or around the corner. I think that was mentioned in Episode 2? (Oh shit, am I really paying attention to this drivel?)
SHUKNOTE: Can someone please explain why one is love and one is intimidation?
cherkell: Tan gives Beany a verbal lashing for hiding and lying and whatever else comes to his mind while angry. Beany is the only one left in his life, and she's just going to disappear and never come back to Korea ever? No way, dude! Beany's only response is to start crying enough to make Tan apologize for making her cry.
JoAnne: I thought this scene was good even if it needed work, somehow. I was grateful that he doesn't seriously consider that she was using him for what she could get when it's been obvous all along that that's not the case - always pisses me off when the hero doubts the heroine's love for such a reason. And while I get that it's understandable he'd be angry that she isn't confident in his plan...DUDE. You are not even 18 yet, and you've been out maneuvered at every turn so far. How could she possibly trust you? She has to think about her life, her mom's life. So I was glad that he didn't stay mad long.
JoAnne: I like the three of them together, I can't help it.
cherkell: Peevil and KiMadam arrive for their alleged family function, with Tan and Won right behind them and reporters swirling about. As they enter the restaurant, both boys look like they'd rather eat glass than breathe the same air. But Peevil has an ulterior motive for said family dinner: to discuss Won's upcoming marriage meeting. Won tells his parents to butt the hell out and he'll get married when HE wants to, dammit!!
JoAnne: Since I've long since given up any hope that he even comes with actual man parts, talk of marriage just amuses me. I weep for my Gumihot, I do.
JoAnne: Let's consider that conversation, shall we? 'You'll do a better job once you're married, but I'm going to see if I can get you dismissed.' Can't they just have him declared non compos mentis and be DONE with Daddy's trifling bullshit?
cherkell: Won is stunned to find out that even though he personally dismissed all of Peevil's suck-up board of directors in favor of a new group, they were manhandled by Peevil for voting in favor of Won's ouster anyway. Bad enough Won's a puppet CEO; now he's stabbed in the back with Peevil's announcement that he will nominate Baby Daddy as the next Jeguk CEO. Peevil obviously ain't playing any favorites between his sons for sure!
JoAnne: Ah yes, the old 'You won't pick my side so I'll fire you, but I'll tell my sons I'm going to make you their boss' trick.
JoAnne: Seriously, he has no man parts AND no brain. How does he not realize that his behavior toward Tan is DESIGNED to start a war? If, you know, Tan wasn't essentially a peace-loving dongsaeng?
JoAnne: To me, an exceptionally clear indication of the side that Baby Daddy has chosen, and it reminds me of what I THOUGHT Peevil was doing way back in the beginning: you need to know that someone has the balls to do the job, and you can't find that out by babying them, so tough love is the order of the day. Baby Daddy reeked of it just there, but Peevil has taken the tough love train to crazy town at this point.
JoAnne: I love him. I love him I love him I love him.
cherkell: Baddy smells a rat, and asks if she had a run-in with Peevil that made her cry. Beany doesn't answer and orders Baddy to finish his ddukbokki, but Baddy orders her to memorize his phone number instead… and Goody's while she's at it. He tells Beany she's going home in his car tonight because he wants Goody to yell at him again. IT'S FUN!
JoAnne: Did I mention how much I love him?
JoAnne: I was all set for them to sit down and share ddukbokki and let the real healing begin but that whole 'don't stay here alone' thing was just as good, really.
cherkell: KiMistress is already three sheets to the wind and Peevil is scolding her for getting so drunk when Tan arrives home. KiMistress decided to party hardy at home by herself since she was not invited to the little family get-together earlier that evening. Peevil complains that this is why he cannot show her face to the world, as she is a flaw in Tan's life. KiMistress reminds Peevil that it takes two to tango, asshole.
JoAnne: What a shit head. HE's the reason Tan is illegitimate, not her.
JoAnne: Well we know which brother has man parts, don't we?
cherkell: Peevil prods Goody as to what exactly will a little snot like him do, as Tan tells him he doesn't know yet what he will exactly do. But whatever he decides to do, it's not going to be pretty. Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer Daddy-O. The next enemy he confronts may be his own son… all the while, Beany hears their conversation while hiding in the kitchen. Rut-row!
JoAnne: I get why she doesn't want to be a tool in this war, but honey, that war is not about you at all, and I'm guessing it would have happened even if you didn't come along to wake that boy out of his self-imposed slumber - so rethink your decision and STAY.
JoAnne: On the one hand, I was touched by his desperation and his obvious love for the girl. On the other, I do not get Won at all. How can he be so...OFF? And what is it he doesn't want her to see? His downfall, or the ugly things he'll do to prevent a downfall? Does he want her not to know him as a failure, or as a monster? How does he figure 3 years is going to fix EITHER?
cherkell: Beany gets a KakaoTalk from Goody, who orders her to come out of her room with her passport NOW. She does and he's standing right at the door to grab it out of her hands. Pulling her into the butler's pantry, Tan reads Beany the Riot Act that he told her to wait for him to come for her. She reluctantly agrees as usual… and then Tan decides that sucking face is a better idea.
JoAnne: As I said on Twitter, Tan found his balls and unlocked the secret to kissing a girl. He's being all manly and bossy and taking charge and I guess it stands to reason it would be a sexual turn on, too - we are all animals in a sense, after all. He's all about conquest now in every form.
JoAnne: I hated The Great Gatsby. And I don't think Kim Tan is Gatsby at all. But I understand Rachel's fear.
JoAnne: The call was funny but allowed them to have a semi private convo in public. She is feeling shy and awkward around him, and at first he doesn't get it. And then he does. Again I say: WRONG SHIP WRONG SHIP WRONG SHIP
JoAnne: Why did you not think of this MONTHS ago, Kim Won? And why be such an ASS about it?
cherkell: Thicky primps and preens in front of a mirror as Baddy fondles the bandage Beany gave him after his fight with Goody. But since Thicky's heading out to dinner with his parents, Baddy should come along… no matter whether or not they think Baddy is a thug! Begging off because he's got plans, Thicky yells after him asking why he insists on camping out at Beany's house. He'll regret it!!!
JoAnne: He's a good egg, that Thick.
JoAnne: Enormous feet. Such thin legs. That FACE. I love this boy beyond reason and today, it's not in a I wanna jump your bones way. See you here next week for a return to my normally scheduled grabby hands.
JoAnne: He still thinks he can win her. It KILLS ME.
cherkell: Getting up to go allegedly see Goody before the big Jeguk Board Meeting, Baddy calls bullshit on her excuse because he knows a few things about goodbyes and running away from the world. Beany says she's busted since she needs to look for a room since they're moving out soon, so that's what she needs to do. BYE.
JoAnne: The face I just I can't. So worry. Much sad.
JoAnne: Then just go die in a corner if there's no hope I mean really. You are such a Debbie DOWNER, Won.
cherkell: Goody realizes that, as he tells Won that he's loved his brother and his father for the past 18 years, but that be done now. Beany is the only one left for him, so no matter how much he's lacking, he'll do whatever it takes to protect her. Try and fuck with him, and all hell's gonna break loose afters.
JoAnne: That whole thing about eggs and baskets is giving me a bad feeling here.
JoAnne: Really Dad? You don't think that shame is directed more toward you? Tan didn't do anything wrong.
cherkell: The whole time Beany stares at the shop window, Baddy is watching her from the comfort of his chauffeured car. All of a sudden Goody does show up and envelopes Beany in a hug. You can hear Baddy's heart breaking into little tiny pieces as he orders his driver to leave.
JoAnne: *incoherent sobs*
JoAnne: He is way too proud of those hot pink sneakers.
JoAnne: That's a nice place. What will they put there? They only own some plastic boxes and a couple of blankets. What's the rent situation? Is he going to move in too?
cherkell: Beany looks worried that the only way she'll get through life is by riding on Kim Tan's coatstrings. Goody apologizes for being such an immature brat up until then, but he promises to do better. And the Magic Dream Catcher will bear witness to that promise!!!
JoAnne: Dun dun DUNNNNNNN
JoAnne: Their whole interaction was just chock full of the cuteness of doom.
JoAnne: Sucker got played.
cherkell: TempieMom wants to know what the hell just happened in the meeting, as Bad Daddy says it's all Peevil's plan to take down his son. But like he cares… Bad Daddy still got the deal he wanted with Jeguk all the same, so too bad, so sad for Wonnie-poo. Goody asks KiMadam if that whole shootin' match was just for show, and she responds that Kim Tan must have a brain after all.
JoAnne: So what is her deal in this?
JoAnne: Because nothing inspires confidence in shareholders like humiliation.
JoAnne: Peevil, come over here. I have a view to show you. Step closer. No, there's glass there, it's anti-glare. No really, come closer. Much closer.
JoAnne: How close are all these places to each other?
cherkell: Sinsa-dong to Daechi-dong? About 5 subway stops. So... not that close.
cherkell: Tan runs to school to find Beany's locker completely cleaned out as well. Running all over Hongdae, she's nowhere to be found there either. As Tan looks out from the empty apartment, Peevil's statement that Tan's attempt to go against him was for naught, as he still ended up losing Beany.
JoAnne: Well that's one way of looking at it, but I beg to differ, Peevil.
JoAnne: You don't have to sound so goddamn HAPPY about it, Cher.
cherkell: Give me my moment of pleasure, dear. They're few and far between.
cherkell: So here we are at the final one-third of this Show, and still NOT MUCH IS HAPPENING. Sad people are still sad, evil people are still evil, and everyone with emotions in between are spinning their wheels.
JoAnne: I'm torn because I can see where tighter editing/writing would improve the show, but then there have been so many tiny things that I really loved that I would lose, too...all I know is I am not on board the Rachel/HyoShin ship. Short of my Woob dying, that will be the thing that most pisses me off.
cherkell: Totally agree. But if Rachel was going to make a Major Impact upon Tan to get him jealous and/or seek some sort of revenge, why did she have to go after Messy? If she really wanted people to sit up and take notice, Tempie should have locked lips with Baby Heir instead. That would do it... and start World War III with Stringy as well. One Stop Shopping!
JoAnne: Oh you are EVIL.
cherkell: So the proverbial gauntlet has been thrown, Evil Is As Evil Does, blah blah blah... how are you gonna fix this, Tannie Boy? It's not like you can call up some sort of spell, like a Korean Harry Potter or something, and have Beany returned to you post-haste. He's going to have to put his thinking cap on, and I highly doubt 'Mister 100 out of 100' even has the bandwidth to pull that off.
JoAnne: I will admit to being very curious about how these next four episodes are going to go, myself. I really didn't expect her to ship off to another country. Maybe I'm #102.
cherkell: Now if somehow Tan really wanted to take down the whole Kim Family via his own Scorched Earth Policy, he needs to round up all the Scooby Gang (minus Rachel, of course) to put their heads together and come up with a solution. Win-win for everyone! But I ain't holding my breath. Prove me wrong in Episode 17, Heirs!!!
JoAnne: So funny you should say this because up there, previous paragraph, I was thinking 'It's going to take the WHOLE Scooby Gang to fix this one!" Unless it doesn't get fixed at all, and there's a time jump coming? No! I know! A la Bobby in Dallas, (or hell, Rosanne...or even The Wizard of Oz) this has all been a dream.