JoAnne: Which ghost, though? Or have we determined that there's only one.
Shuk: FirstBorn is not surprised to see our White Lady, and we get a series of flashback scenes of his life of her comforting him: during his kidnapping, after a fever, while he falls asleep over his homework (although he drew a pair of eyes on a piece of paper – hers?)
JoAnne: I'm guessing yes.
Shuk: He asks her if the curse is true, but she won’t give him a straight answer: There’s a price to pay for being the head of the household, paid for in pain and sacrifice. He doesn't want his fiancee to die. The ghost tells him he holds the key, and his decision determines the result. With that, she disappears.
JoAnne: Well that's a straight enough answer for me. Although maybe he just has to decide NOT to marry in order to protect womankind, and his sincere desire to do just that will be enough to break the curse? Nah, too easy.
Shuk: JangOppa is all smiley to find out Doo-rim is heading to Seoul to scope things out, and promises to meet her at the bus station. Granny tells her this is a good decision, and they will show up the gossips in town. Doo-rim falls asleep happy to be heading back there in the morning.
JoAnne: Do you think she's aware that OppaNotOppa likes her likes her? Because I kind of thought she did, and that for a bit there she was kinda liking him back, and that this whole FirstBorn thing sorta snuck up on her.
Shuk: JangMa rubs her hands in glee when she finds out her stand-in is heading to the city. Yi-kyung notices that JangOppa is practically bubbling with happiness. JangMa tells her to pick out a nice wedding dress, so Doo-rim can look pretty before she dies.
JoAnne: Please let this woman get hit by a bus AS she watches her daughter fall off a building in shock at the sight of DooRim and KangJu, happy and alive on Day Two after the wedding.
JoAnne: They'll need someone REALLY tall to get the cobwebs out of the corners...
Shuk: At the wedding shop, JB glides her hands through a lacy veil as FirstBorn shows up at the shop. She’s coy; does he think she’ll look beautiful in this dress? He’s all business: no wedding, no how. She pulls him into an anteroom and gets up in his grill: What are you saying? You can’t be serious, etc. etc. He’s adamant, though. They didn't want the marriage in the first place, it was a mistake. He says one day she’ll thank him for his decision, and offers financial compensation for her mental anguish.
JoAnne: Puppy sad. MMM...Kitten sad? We can't call him Kitten. We can't. But if you call him Kitten Prince, he can't be Puppy, either. Lil smooshy face baby boy.
Shuk: JangMa, of course is incredulous. What did she do to change his mind? JB turns it back on Doo-rim; after all, she’s only been gone for a few days. Ma thinks the timing for Doo-rim’s moving to Seoul is perfect.
JoAnne: So..let's get this straight. Doo Rim LEFT, and everything was fine. Now a few days of Yi Kyung have gone by, and the guy wants out of the wedding, and yet this is somehow Doo Rim's fault? (I mean, I know it's not EITHER girl's fault...I'm just pointing out the glaringly illogical reasoning - oh what the hell, they're planning to sacrifice a girl's life, and I care about logic why?)
JoAnne: Please do not continue to finger anything while you talk to Grandma.
JoAnne: I know someone who actually owns one of those cock blocks.
Shuk: Kang-ju tells his parents of his decision to call off the wedding, and asked them to respect it. ChoiDad is relatively calm. ChoiMother is much less so, and confronts him in his bedroom. He can’t call it off! He snaps back that he’ll just marry Roo-mi then, and the look on Mom’s face seals the deal.
JoAnne: Despite the fact that he only said it because he knew what the response would be, I persist in laughing at the fact that he gives not one shit about Flunkette.
Shuk: ChoiMother quickly calls her sister soulmate from the Big International Togetherhood of Chaebol Harridans, and says the weeding...er...wedding will go on, and she will make it happen.
JoAnne: Ah yes, I've heard of this organization.
`Shuk: JangOppa is worried, and tells Bubbles she can just walk away since it’s not her problem anymore. She feels she has to do it, though, so he tells her to be careful and call him afterwards.
Shuk: She steps into FirstBorn's office. Did she run out of the house so fast she forgot pants? He won’t give her eye contact until she blocks his exit. She won’t leave until he gives her answer on why he’s breaking everything off. A glance past her shoulder has her turning around – it’s Flunkette, who obviously just found out about the broken engagement. Without a single word, he leaves the office, and Bubbles plunks down for the wait.
JoAnne: Perhaps she thought leaving out the pants would make his decision easier.
JoAnne: So can she then just be fired and disappear? If he knows she knows, and she knows he knows she knows, and we know him knowing means he'll never marry her under any circumstances, shouldn't the writer know that it's time for her to go?
Shuk: I know, right?
JoAnne: Awww...Bubbles got deflated. Not even popped.
JoAnne: I am so glad Dad knows what a bitch his wife is now.
Shuk: Ahjumma is buzzing about the situation to her husband, and Ahjussi warns her to keep her mouth shut to anyone outside the family. After he leaves, she wonders if Flunkette said anything after she lost her head and spilled everything just because of a few cosmetics.
JoAnne: GEE, YA THINK?
Shuk: Bubbles is three soju bottles to the wind and singing when JangOppa finds her. The third bottle has hit rock bottom, just like her. She drunkenly repeats everything FirstBorn said on the rooftop, and then wonders why she feels so hurt since she’s not Yi-kyung. He takes her to the Mouse House to dry out.
JoAnne: Poor Oppa, you're never going to be Oppa.
JoAnne: Didn't they just DO that? And fail?
Shuk: Dad decides it’s final time to confront the chauffeur. I know I know, JoAnne unni, but at least he’s doing it now, with his son’s happiness at stake.
JoAnne: Pfft, whatever.
Shuk: Doo-rim is awake and still fuming over FirstBorn’s words. Mouse reminds her that she was a knock-off rich girl anyway. Mouse is surprised at her tears. A short time later, Bubbles has made a big meal for the two of them. Her mouth is completely stuffed when there’s a call on the Yi-kyung phone – it’s ChoiDad! She chokes down and answers.
JoAnne: What is the DEAL with putting so much food in your mouth at one time, Korea? And while we are on the subject, would it hurt to CHEW what you put in your mouth before you cram in another spoonful? I don't get it.
Shuk: When ChoiMother gets home, her mom is there. The Root of All Evil has heard of her grandson’s upcoming nuptials. She would rather he marry Roo-mi, daughter of a prosecutor rather than the daughter of a construction company. Next week marks ChoiMother’s aunt’s 80th birthday and she’s to bring the granddaughter-in-law with her. The Root also asks how she is doing, since she was so insistent on marrying him, even though he loves someone else. ChoiMother is happy with the arrangement and never expected anything else.
JoAnne: Someone should give her a dictionary with the page corner turned down at the 'H' - hee hee, it starts with H in Korean, too.
Shuk: ChoiDad takes Bubbles to the lake with the Square Frame. He explains that his first wife and love is buried in the lake. He tells her about the rumors, the curse, and the spirit of the house that demands a sacrifice. He tells her that is the reason for his son’s rejection – that he is afraid to lose her. So, now, is there anyone who doesn't know the secret?? Maybe the local termite inspector or a hermit somewhere.JoAnne: Herman's Hermits. That's another kind of hermit.
|Not that kind of hermit. Not that kind of hermit, either.|
JoAnne: I'm going to tell you a secret that everyone knows but will you keep it a secret that I told you about it?
Shuk: Exactly! See, you understand!
JoAnne: What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and my sweet potato is the sun.
Shuk: Bubbles gets the deed to the restaurant and JangMa warns her that the Choi family will not call off the wedding, so it’s incumbent on her to change the groom’s mind. JangOppaNotOppaNotHappy. Neither is she. They talk outside. He wants to know why she burdens herself with something that’s not her responsibility. She claims it’s to pay for the restaurant and denies any other reason.
JoAnne: But oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we endeavor to deceive.
JoAnne: That was not ahjumma. But they were both scary.
Shuk: Whups, typo. Did you realize the chauffeur was the dead traitor in "Heartless City"? Still with the goatee.
JoAnne: Mopey McMopersons, the both of them.
Shuk: The stone-faced ChoiGang head out for The Root of All Evil’s place and Ahjumma grumbles how nice it would be if Yi-kyung was with them. Ahjussi barks at her for saying such things.
JoAnne: She's cute but DUMB.
JoAnne: Of course.
Shuk: Well, we knew she wasn't going to stay away, but it’s nice how she surprised everyone, especially Kang-ju, who should already be familiar with her unpredictability. I’m not sure how she knew where to go, but I’m willing to go along with any reasonable (or wacky) explanation. After all, it doesn't matter who sticks these two together, just as long as they are in each other space.
JoAnne: GoogleMaps, show me the house of the OriginalBitch.