JoAnne: All I'm saying is if he's gonna cry he better show his abs, too. That's only fair.
Dun-dun-dun ... will Evil Daughter-in-Law's (EDIL)'s secret (she is sewing and selling illegal hanboks!!!!) be revealed? Will she be beheaded on the spot? Good Daughter-in-Law (GoDIL) faces a terrible, almost life-threatening dilemma: if she tells MIL, her SIL is in trouble - if she lies about the EDIL's deeds, she tarnishes Bi Seul Chae's name! It's the world's sacred Hanbok Place and the fate of humankind depends on it!
JoAnne: Do NOT get caught up in the hanbok black market. I've heard tales of itching powder in the under layers, curses embroidered into the jackets... it's not worth your life to get between these ahjummas and their fabric.
JoAnne: It's all those tiny stitches, man. They make you craaaaaaaaaaaaaazy.
JoAnne: It's like ahjumma pants in hanbok form. I'm conflicted about Bong Bong 2, I really am. On the one hand, his wife is a BITCH. But then again, she is his wife. And then again, I mean... that IS his family's reputation, plus he is trying to get his wife to pay more attention to the kid. And yet... the kid misses the mom but loves her and admires her and seems willing enough to make the sacrifice so why couldn't Dad just step up more if Mom is so very 'GOTTA SEW GOTTA SEW GOTTA SEW RIGHT NOW' about her career?
JoAnne: Sewing leaves a lot of time for spying, apparently.
JoAnne: Which means she manipulated her MIL into following her and had this all planned out? That is some devious shit there.
JoAnne: She always plays evil women. Were you perhaps not taking her seriously enough because it's 'just' about sewing traditional clothing? Were you not acknowledging the cultural importance of the work they do? What do you figure those outfits are worth, anyway? Couple thousand, maybe? Every hanbok counts!
JoAnne: Well that just makes sense, her sister works there.
JoAnne: Not as significant as how cute lil Jae Hee is. It's probably Jae Hwa's 'Crying Schedule'
JoAnne: Moooooooooooooooooooooooooom, she doesn't keep the Spirit of Hanbok in her hearrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrt.
JoAnne: She's lying. If she's going to America, then it doesn't matter if MIL knows. She's not going to America.
Lil Jae-hwa is at Bi Seul Chae - he wants them to fix the vest (it looks perfectly fine to me, but apparently, it's a bit burned). He smiles, by the way! He is happy that the Matron will be able to fix it. 30 seconds later, he cries again - over a handkerchief that his mother sewed, with his almost completed name on it. Through his tears, Lil Jae-hwa sees the cloth in the yard - and he forgets his pain, while running through the colorful wonder. There, he meets little Eun-bi, who is staring at the kite in the sky. Crying.
JoAnne: Will he... become a Hanbok Namja and soothe his soul with SEWING?
JoAnne: OMG this girl and her noodles - does she have a tape worm?
JoAnne: Pick up a needle, young lass. Sewwwwwwwwwwww something....
JoAnne: Awww, that kid is such a good egg.
JoAnne: This is an actual honest to god bromance with real bros and I'm happy.
JoAnne: So uninterested in this brat.
Eun-bi is sewing and she wants her mother's attention - which she doesn't get, of course. Her mother is ironing because it's her conviction that people with good clothes will never be looked down on (that sounds like a perfect match for the Little Witch who is also extremely obsessed with good looks). She also tells Eun-bi that it's her husband's fault she can no longer sew. The little kid immediately thinks her parent's issues are all her fault.
JoAnne: I will wrinkle her clothes with the heat of my hate.
JoAnne: Jae Hee is still the way better brother.
JoAnne: I thought it was only 2 months? The subs I saw didn't make it seem like the eggs were the thing for the Loud Mother - it seemed more like she knew the mother died that night and she had been kind of worried that it was HER fault, because the mother clearly knew who she was and saw her pregnant state.
Grandmother is reading Eun-bi the wolf story from episode 1. Eun-bi is terrified - until her mother comes in. EDIL looks tired, so Matron tells her to rest well. EDIL cries. Eun-bi does as well. Matron looks heartbroken. But EDIL just does it to look good in Matron's eyes, the evil witch!
JoAnne: I want to jab her lips with sewing needles.
JoAnne: It's hard to do a KimJiCap when there is no KimJi to be capped.
Oh dear, EDIL is really good at being evil. She orders herbal elixir for her SIL - for her to get pregnant. What a bitch. GoDIL, who is making breakfast in her stead, is offended (of course) AND scolded by the Matron for being ungrateful. So unfair. Damn. And EDIL now also gets what she really wanted: another go at the successor competition, because Matron thinks she was biased. They need to find a logo for the king's garment - or a person that can do the logo? Yup, the second. A cross-stitching genius. There's also a riddle to this all, which will probably help them find the right person.
JoAnne: A cross-stitching genius. Have you done cross-stitch? It's kind of hard NOT to be good at it.
JoAnne: I would rather watch hanbok drying on the clothesline than this.
Her mother has run there and starts her (rather short) counter-attack on the two men. When they start hurting her mother, Little Witch bites one of the men. Hard. The fight continues for a while, in the end, the men leave, but they promise they'll be back. Vegetable Ahjumma cries, Little Witch is just furious. If she doesn't pay back the money, they will come back, every day. Her mother might as well sell her off to a rich family - so that she may be happy. She = The Little Witch.
JoAnne: Oh sure, Little Witch. But what you don't know is the hanbok is ALWAYS nicer on the other side of the fence.
JoAnne: Ok I did like that. She's so annoying and stupid, I hope they trick her every day.
The Bong-Bong brothers meet. Doom's day. There's a second competition, Matron is being fooled and Bong Bong Two is told to stop his evil wife. He kinda tries ... well, at least he slaps her. And he shouts at her for lying to him again and being an evil woman etc. etc. etc. The divorce is on! YES! Will he tell his mother? He turns around and comes face to face with Eun-bi - she immediately lashes out at him for being mean to her mother. She doesn't want them to divorce! Nooooooo! Now he will not tell his mother.
JoAnne: A Hanbok marriage is forever.
JoAnne: Still really do not get why that pouch will make him happy every day.
Little Eun-bi is with her nice Aunt, the GoDIL, and learns some knots from her - and while they talk, GoDIL suddenly realizes how she can win the competition. EDIL is also getting very close to solving the riddle the Matron gave them ... The cross stitch that will complement the MIL's sewing technique is ... the Jeonju Elder! They need to find one of her designs! At the very same time, GoDIL finds a picture of that Jeonju Elder in a photo album. She takes it out and hides it behind her back from EDIL, who has just stepped into the room.
JoAnne: oooooh, hanbokery is afoot!
Judging from the preview, the accident is happening in the next episode, as they rush to find that Elder. Let's just say I'm GLAD we're almost there, because I simply cannot take another round of "I will tell mother everything!" vs. "but I must seeeewwwwww!". This drama is just as insane as everybody claims EDIL is. And it's making me insane too.
JoAnne: I must be sniffing the dye because I read your comment and my only thought was OH THANK GOD the car accident is coming and now some people can die.
|in our near future! I promise!|
JoAnne: He's practically as orange as her dress, Kashi.
kakashi: I don't care. Not at all. Just make him BE THERE on my SCREEEeeeeeen! I don't even care if it's in hanbok. He looks good in hanbok!
JoAnne: I think it would be fitting if we soak fabric in soju and then suck out the alcohol, if we have to keep watching.