JoAnne: When you say 'better' what do you mean, exactly? Because...
kakashi: For example. This episode has a lot of Kim Ji-hoon!
Near miss between team GooDIL and BaDIL at NotHanbok HQ! (Which, by the way, is the Cunning Single Lady office building. Did the real employees get a message: "Closed for the next 2 years due to filming?"). Team BaDIL/Min-jung is met by Jae-hee at the elevators (why is he so smiley?! and why is there no Joo Sang-wook in them?), while Bori runs up the stairs in the meantime. Never heard of elevators, woman? She gets to talk to Little Kang. Jae-hee is talking to BaDIL about a joint venture between "his" company and Bi Sool Chae, all certain that she will win, of course, while Little Kang is talking to Bori about her own hanbok shop in case of a win. Which they obviously don't believe in at all. Mean.
JoAnne: I honestly, totally, 100% forgot that Jae Hee was planning for Bi Seul Chae to win until somewhere in here, or maybe it was a tweet you sent out or something. Right here, I was just marvelling that they had individual prizes tailored to the specific winner.
JoAnne: Why does the ugliness in this girl's soul not leak out into her face?
kakashi: Plastic surgery. It creates miracles.
JoAnne: Giving up so easily disrepects The Sacred Hanbok.
JoAnne: Funny, because I could happily never hear or see it again.
JoAnne: I am really VERY irritated by the abrupt switch from sweet boy who was very empathetic to THIS PERSON.
kakashi: Yeah, yeah. Have some Kim Ji-hoon.
JoAnne: Well... I guess that just because I want to tape her mouth shut doesn't mean I can't feel a little sorry for the woman.
JoAnne: Which is stupid advice because if you are torn between both things and want both things, whichever thing you do not choose, you will harbor some regret for that thing.
kakashi: Yes, but ONLY if being torn makes sense-eu, which it does not in this case.
JoAnne: Why did he do that? Do you think it was genuine kindness or his fake act?
kakashi: He is a nice person. Silly, but nice.
(Seriously, it's like someone random just runs out onto a stage and then runs off again. So weird.) He says thank you, but doesn't see her. Lol. Drama. Thinking she is asleep/passed out, he talks to her. All mothers hope their child will do well, he says. Does it make sense to quit hanbok because of her mother? Isn't this rather because she isn't confident? When his mother was alive, he was like this: He didn't want to study because of her, was irritated because of her, didn't want to eat because of her. When she passed away, he realized that he in fact lived because of her (by the way, Kim Ji Hoon is really sweating in this scene and I don't think his heavy breathing is an act)
JoAnne: The editing leaves something to be desired in this drama. Also, that girl is about the same size as KJH, so I'm not surprised he's sweating.
JoAnne: Exactly like a three year old. The whole thing is just WEIRD.
JoAnne: You are falling in love with the village idiot/hanbok savant. Who is your cousin, so you can't marry her anyway. HA bet you didn't think about that did you Kakashi. DOOM is coming! DOOM on The House of Hanbok!
kakashi: Dear JoAnne. She is NOT his cousin. She is the daughter of the non-related Sister-in-law of his real aunt. Here. I drew this for you!
JoAnne: Bori is thinking Hanboh-k!
JoAnne: Because it's exactly what SHE'D try to do.
(It's in the lease, it's the Hanboklause.) When Bori is packing all her things, GooDIL comes back from meeting trashy Mother, rattled and crying. She asks Bori to burn everything - ALL the Hanbokery stuff! Nooooooo! Don't do it!!! GooDIL says that she was happy with her memories while sewing, but that has to stop now - or she will get/be greedy. And we can't have that, of course. Because once she will get greedy, she might want to go back to her MIL, and she will want to be forgiven. And we can't have that. Bottom line: She will never sew again (also because something is wrong with her hand, remember?).
JoAnne: Oh yeah, the hand. Maybe it's possessed?
JoAnne: Does Auntie's happy hanbokking trump MinJung's social climbing hanbokking? Apparently so.
Alright, so now that crisis has passed, Bori decides to go to Seoul after all, to the final round. Before doing so, she gives Young-sook side dishes for Jae-hwa from his aunt. When Jae-hwa eats them, he is flabbergasted: it tastes just like his mother's cooking! He thinks Young-sook cooked it. To show his gratitude, he promises to give her anything she needs. Yes, there is one thing she needs ... LOVE! Buahahaha. I'm guessing from the expression on his face that that's NOT something he can give her.
JoAnne: That look made me laugh, but I keep wondering how they deal with the fall out if he ends up with his cousin. And not the incest fall out, but the friend fall out.
kakashi: Not. His. Cousin. Why don't you listen to me!
JoAnne: Praying for one alert citizen to see the Crazy Ahjumma running amok with scissors and tackle her to the ground, impaling her on the points and causing her death. As Prosecutor, Jae Hwa will be able to win acquittal for this hero of the republic, so there's no risk, really. Not to anyone we care about, anyway.
Bori and Teacher are going to the bus station together. But here comes Veggie Ahjumma, all furious!!! She starts attacking her "daughter", throws her hanbok-bundle onto the street and starts cutting it. That's just terrible. After the evil deed, Veggie Ahjumma leaves. Bori sobs. Is this the end?
JoAnne: Yes. The next 38 episodes focus on the love story between Big Kang and Spinster Auntie.
JoAnne: Teacher got smart after all those years with her sister-in-law. She knows what's up with the crazy ones.
JoAnne: Sadly, I am of the opinion that Min Jung's entry is prettier, although I think the draping of the skirt is awkward. I'm just not a fan of the patchwork look.
kakashi: I see you are on the path of doom. Hanbok heretic!!
JoAnne: Can BaDIL please over hear some part of this and learn that MinJung was lying and kick her still-pregnant, still not showing ass out on the street?
Bi Sool Chae Stuff: Bong2, the idiot, tells Bad Father that he is no longer looking for his sister-in-law. Because he believes the evil lies that BaDIL told him. He is so stoooooopid. But Matron still believes in GooDIL's innocence. She is also stoooopid, but overall less so.
JoAnne: This plot point is so stupid that I'm actually insulted by it.
JoAnne: I could barely stop laughing over her listing off all the bodice-rippers she reads to enjoy the kiss but yeah, he's a kisser.
JoAnne: I sincerely hope he plays a huge part in her downfall.
Things are heating up on all fronts. Bori and Jae-hwa are slowly slowly becoming more sensible and less silly. Lines are being drawn. Good.
JoAnne: Yeah, I guess.