Would you believe it? Somebody in the extended Hanboker family finally manages to meet GooDIL! That can only mean one thing: we are moving forward! In about 30 episodes, the birth secret will be revealed and all the evil characters will be punished. Or is this wishful thinking?
JoAnne: I've decided to mark the decades by how looooooooooooong this story is.
So... Bori really wants to enter the Hanbok competition (hanboking is her life!), but Teacher is quite without courage. She will only help her on the side; Bori is on her own (Evil Min-jung on the other hand is so NOT on her own - in fact, it's BaDIL that will enter the competition. Min-jung is just the little helper). During their conversation, Teacher hears that the hated prosecutor's name is Jae-hwa ... Lee Jae-hwa. Can it be? Is this unmyeong?!
JoAnne: She lives in Korea, she has to know the rules. Of course it's fate.
JoAnne: He looks like he's trying to make it levitate.
JoAnne: *best CSI impression coming up* You might say.... (whips off sunglasses) ...the shoe has dropped.
JoAnne: Well of course. One Hanbok to Rule Them All, and all that kind of thing. 'NotDaughter' got me thinking: if you look at it from Bori's perspective (and I shall), we can say that her UnniNotUnni is pregnant with a baby by OppaNotOppa but is hiding it from her EommaNotEomma.
JoAnne: Forget Hanbokery. She needs to be a lawyer.
His colleagues start whispering to each other immediately when he mentions her trespassing in his room at night. Bori lies that the shoe was stolen from her last week, by what she thinks is a pervert. And in case he is interested: she has an alibi for last night! So why has he stolen her shoe? Is he the pervert?! He immediately turns to his colleagues to convince them he was not the one that stole it, but they obviously don't believe him. Bori claims it happened when he was drunk. He is sure that isn't true, and anyway, he slept at Young-sook's that night! That wasn't exactly information to whitewash him and now he is just exposed as a total womanizer. Jae-hwa: you lose! Again.
JoAnne: He's kind of dumb. And aging backwards, which doesn't bode well for future mental efforts.
JoAnne: I find Young-Sook really irritating but if she just shuts up and stands still, she's a pretty girl. One of these days, though, I'm going to knock some 'sense-eu' into her with a 2X4.
JoAnne: Bori, listen: if he's male and Korean, it ALWAYS has something to do with his mother. And if it isn't his mother, then it's probably his long lost sister slash first love.
JoAnne: I'm with you. Those boys bonded fast and then fell out over something silly when they could easily have made up and based on what we saw of them, WOULD have made up. So instead they got stuck in this rut, but why? We saw none of that.
kakashi: Well, we did see them go wild over EggsNotEggs. So maybe it's just that. Eggs.
JoAnne: Who is irritatingly loud and over-acted even in her own imagination.
JoAnne: She's too dumb to realize hers isn't, either.
JoAnne: Because he doesn't have enough? Don't disappoint me, boy.
JoAnne: Whatever, they're idiots.
JoAnne: No but I'll pay someone to fast forward this to the good part, where Bo Ri has been identified and given Bi Seul Chae and Min Jung has been reduced to selling potatos in the street. And then we find out the kids were switched at birth and Bo Ri really IS Veggie Ahjumma's kid and MinJung the Troll really IS BaDIL's kid, but BoRi is a good girl and continues to visit her father, committed to an insane asylum years before.
Min-jung Stuff: Min-jung frantically hides her bloody bedsheets right before BaDIL steps
in. Motherly instincts activated, she notices that Min-jung isn't feeling well. No hospital yet, though. Later though, when Min-jung is trying to get rid of the blood stains on the sheets. BaDIL
catches her. And there is new blood on her legs, so to the hospital it is! There, Min-jung begs the doctor to keep her secret a secret in front of her "mother". Apparently, her uterus
is in bad shape and she would need urgent bed rest. She can't have that because hanbok. The official version: it's just a cyst.
JoAnne: And despite urgently needing bed rest and randomly bleeding all over everything, she continues on not getting bed rest and potentially staining a lot of material. While looking pretty spritely, the bitch.
JoAnne: I can't imagine caring less about MinJung's love life.
JoAnne: He's had one too many sniffs of that dye pot, I think.
JoAnne: In which, surprisingly, I do NOT land on the side of tradition. I think BaDIL made sense.
Gangster Love: Jung-ran and her Gangster's love progresses well. She still thinks he is a doctor, he still thinks she knows exactly what he is doing - and is okay with it. When they meet, other gangsters take note. Uh-oh.
JoAnne: I love the Gangster. I love him. This side plot makes me happy.
JoAnne: I think Little Kang is amusing, and I expect more from him.
Min-jung is vile, vile, vile, oh my goodness, what a terrible person. Seeing her punished will be very gratifying. I guess it'll take about 40 more episodes though. Veggie Ahjumma continues to be terrible as well; I keep trying to understand her (yes, I do understand that you can love one child, your own, more than the one that isn't, but she isn't even remotely trying to be fair to Bori! Who really does everything for her) but I fail. She deserves severe punishment as well. Yikes.
JoAnne: Perhaps when BoRi makes it big and has a big Hanbok Show, the long-estranged Veggie Ahjumma will come to watch from the sidelines, wearing rags and chewing a cold potato. She will try to hide behind a hanbok display but trip and falls, choking to death on a ribbon tie on her way down.
kakashi: I approve.
The Lee family stuff ... well. I like that Bad Dad knows where GooDIL is and I like that she knows who Jae-hwa is. The big question is: how will everybody find out that Bori is Eun-bi? I guess it is impossible for them to piece stuff together - it will be her that needs to remember.
JoAnne: No one ever figures it out, but on the day that her mother and father and the matron are dying of food poisoning totally by accident, they see BoRi flying a kite in the dye yard and realize who she is.
kakashi: I approve.
As for the OTP: I like what we are seeing. I like that it's not instant crazy love. I like that they don't like each other, but slowly get to see facets of the other that makes them reconsider their dislike. And I absolutely love silly Jae-hwa as a character. It helps that he has Kim Ji-hoon's face of course.
JoAnne: Ji-Hoon's face makes up for a lot, but I am ready for him to get some sense-eu and stop acting like an idiot.
kakashi: Don't forget, that's just his cover identity. It's how he deals with the bad, bad world.
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