JoAnne: It's like we're watching a whole other drama. This looks and sounds like a 70s sitcom now. There's not a laugh track but that's about the only thing missing.
How dare Bori, trash from the street, block goddess' Min-jung's path? Bori calls her cruel, Min-jung says she has a right to be cruel: it's what she needs to be to survive. I propose counselling, but that's for another day. But all that Bori wants is to sew, sew, sew. Who can stop her? Certainly not this BITCH. Min-jung may scream and hissyfit and even try to manhandle her, but Bori will sew. Mark my words.
JoAnne: Oh, she will sew. She will sew like sewing has never been sewn. She will sew like the wind, as if the sun and stars were there to light her path. She will sew clothing that heals wounds, cures disease, ends wars, predicts lotto winners... she will SEW.
JoAnne: I am just so disheartened by Jae Hee. Do you think, somewhere down the line, that he might be returned to his formerly sweet ways? Is there nothing that will sway him from this dark path? Perhaps if Bori just sewed him something to wear...
kakashi: I guess there is hope? But he might marry Min-jung first, sorry.
JoAnne: That was cute. That was very cute. I forgive him for the coat of blueberry bushes.
It helps. Awwwwwww. She talks about why she made the hanbok the way it is (airplanes and stuff). Jae-hwa thinks Bori is very funny. Awwwww. BaDIL also takes an interest in her, asking her about the dye she has used. All kinds of, we learn, including poison ivy. Uh-oh.
JoAnne: Oh but that would be too simple, for in the Mysterious Way of Hanbokery, they have methods to counterract this poison.
JoAnne: I think the baby must be hiding in her tail, that demon girl.
JoAnne: Jae Hwa has The Blood of the Hanbokker running through his veins.
(Seriously, the dye must addle their brains or something.) Just then, men carry out an unconscious Actress: She has a pine nut allergy. And apparently, it's all Min-jung's fault: she sprayed pine nut scent on the hanbok. That brings BaDIL to the verge of kicking her out, but the turn around comes quickly and they decide to cover it up together.
JoAnne: I will rejoice in their downfall. I may even sew something.
kakashi: I think we may need a drama about knitting next!
Not enough with that, Min-jung also corners Bori on her way out and tells her that the allergic shock came from her hanbok. She tells Bori to just leave and lay low. BITCH. Ah, I hate her. Bori believes her and is terribly down. Thankfully, uri hot prosecutor has the hanbok for proof later though! She is currently at the bus station, quietly crying. He comes running and tells her off for just leaving without a word.
JoAnne: I am consumed with a desire to know if he falls for her while she's Bori or if it comes after they know she is Eun Bi, his not-cousin.
JoAnne: It's ok. Bori can spend a delightful afternoon making little outfits for pigeons and rats, which is about the only small animal you will find in a city park. Ok, maybe the occasional squirrel. If they have them in Korea.
(Min Jung must die.) Jae-hee mentions that Jae-hwa seems to be dating Bori, which results in Bad Dad going ballistic and forcing Jae-hwa to have lunch with them.
(Which means the 'punishment' was going to happen all along anyway, except, wait, what's that you say? They had no idea he was going to be in town? Oh right.) What, in the same restaurant?! Seems so!! Buahaha, it's speed dating designed by Evil Mother. Number one is the daughter of a law professor. Oups. Not quite it. Jae-hwa says to get married immediately - he could be facing some prison time and needs somebody to visit him there. Number one ... out.
JoAnne: Mom's going to need a Hanbok straitjacket.
JoAnne: And anyway doesn't it seem like Mom picked kind of crappy women for him? Like she'd save the best choices for Jae Hee?
JoAnne: I sentence Jae Hwa to a term of being a human pin cushion while Bori sews her next glorious hanbok.
JoAnne: Buy your own damn car, show him what's what. You're a grown man and a lawyer. Even civil service has to make a decent living, right?
JoAnne: I'm giving him credit because he is completely unfazed by having his major income source cut off.
JoAnne: No hate, but a really strong sibling vibe.
JoAnne: I do love bibimbap to an unreasonable degree, but I wouldn't eat it cold.
kakashi: Maybe it isn't cold at all. In fact, she took it out of the rice cooker. It's probably warm and yummy. I want it!
JoAnne: One of the enduring mysteries of KDrama: how do their mouths HOLD all that food?
kakashi: And how do they do these food scenes?! I mean ... how many takes can they possibly make?
JoAnne: Siblings. As in brother. Sister. You're right, not cousins.
kakashi: Was sich liebt das neckt sich.
JoAnne: Hopefully along the way someone will explain to me what is so damned joyful or funny about an empty bag.
kakashi: I'm just realizing that this bag is also the reason why Jae-hwa turned from a crybaby to this beautiful and funny specimen.
JoAnne: Like all good Hanbokkers, they followed the One True Path to the Patron Saint of Hanbokery.
AppaNotOppa goes to Jangheung and finds Veggie Ahjumma with the help of the picture he found. She thinks he's just a customer ... but when he mentions Min-jung's name while at the phone to her, he jumps up and starts asking about Ming-jung. He shows her the picture, she lies that she doesn't know her, has no idea who and where she is. She kicks AppaNotOppa out. Poor AppaNotOppa. Still cannot act, still doesn't get the girl.
JoAnne: Still hoping against hope he gets the last laugh where it comes to Min Jung, though.
Ga-eul dances to Kara, Little Kang sees her and smiles a little. Auntie calls Ga-eul and tells her to pick an outfit for her Doctor. Little Kang helps her with it - and seems to be getting a little jealous, thinking it's for her boyfriend?
JoAnne: Little Kang is making me smile.
Bong2 knows (where from?) that his brother-in-law has met his SIL. (BIL told him.) BaDIL is afraid of the potential consequences and talks to servant about the threat. Min-jung overhears them, but runs away when her phone rings (it's her mom). BaDIL goes with Bong2 to Jangheung - maybe to secretly stick a knife into her SIL's back? (no maybe about that)
JoAnne: I laugh because when Little Kang picked out the clothes he CLEARLY was going for a look that would not suit an elegant doctor. Jealousy, he has it. Big Kang is pretty solid, though, huh? Nice for hugging.
The more Kim Ji-hoon/Jae-hwa the better (at least for me) and this episode had plenty! Quite obviously, he is already quite intrigued by Bori, while she is slowly opening up to him as well, but certainly doesn't realize yet that she might become attracted. He is already defending her whenever there's a need and she feels comfortable enough with him now to tease him. They're like two kids when they fight, but I feel an epic love coming. I like it! Does she still annoy you that much, JoAnne?
JoAnne: She's fine when she lowers her voice 17 decibels, and I like her optimism even if they occasionally paint her as an imbecile. I just don't see them romantically. It's not that they don't have chemistry, it's that they act like they're SIX.
kakashi: Rather like 4, I'd say. But give it time. We have maaaaaaany more episodes.