Ah! We get a load of cute and then, the drama turns daaaaaark on us. Fairytale dark, with loads and loads of misunderstandings and drawbacks for Bori. Well, she most certainly will grow through it! I also get the feeling that there is another time jump coming ...
JoAnne: I hope so. And I hope that in that time jump, Veggie Ahjumma gets turned into veggie mush by a truck of doom. That wicked, hateful woman.
GooDIL challenges Veggie Ahjumma to admit the truth: is this her hidden daughter's child? Veggie Ahjumma denies it all, how can this be, since she doesn't even keep in contact, and Bori also doesn't want to believe it. In any case, GooDIL is adamant that Bori CANNOT take care of this baby. It will destroy her life. GooDIL leaves, but Bori runs after her and tells her that she is fine with being this baby's mother. She has her own reasons - the main one being that she herself has just found out that she was picked off the streets by Veggie Ahjumma and she feels an obligation to pay something back for this. She doesn't say that out loud though.
JoAnne: Bori is a kind hearted idiot.
kakashi: Well, yeah, she also got hit hard in the head. So ...
JoAnne: Too bad he never turns the mirror to show his skinny ankles.
kakashi: Oh. Yes. Those. How ... is that even possible? I'm afraid they might break!
JoAnne: How did he fall so fast? I know you say he's been in love with her most of his life but he doesn't know she is HER. Although she is EXACTLY like her, right down to the age. No progression through the years at all for that milk carton picture!
JoAnne: I have a feeling Young Sook is going to be meaaaaaaaaaaan about this.
JoAnne: This is a fight I'm actually looking forward to even though both of them are like scraping fingers on chalkboards for me. She cares about his future only in the sense that him having a good or bad marriage reflects well or poorly on the family. Plus she will want a good DIL that she can brag about to other MILs. AND if he marries the wrong woman, DAD will have it in for her for not doing her job.
kakashi: Yes and there was that bit with the shaman who told her that Jae-hwa's woman would help destroy her and her evil son.
JoAnne: Just mention the first thing that pops up, Jae Hwa.
JoAnne: He is rather attractive when he gets swoony like that, isn't he?
kakashi: HOT DAMN! *Fans herself*
JoAnne: Scenes like that I always think the actors must have had fun, filming.
JoAnne: Well, it's certainly not your thermostat.
JoAnne: Seriously, why didn't he change the locks a while ago?
JoAnne: Awwww, if he's going to get stuck for life he wants it to be her.
JoAnne: Time Jump Clue Number One.
kakashi: also, the issue with the hanbok for the sports festival doesn't really seem to be an issue for the Prosecutors. Haha.
JoAnne: Oh, this won't end well. Or will the misunderstanding CONTINUE, and his father will assume that the child is his and force them to marry? That would not be bad at all.
JoAnne: I don't think he thinks it's really her kid, but he at least is smart enough to know what this does to her life - and to any chance he has of being with her for any amount of time at all.
JoAnne: I think that talk with the one guy was made him believe it was really her kid. And in a universe where a woman who is pregnant can hide that pregnancy successfully til delivery, it doesn't seem odd that Bori never 'looked' pregnant to him. But yeah, come on, don't be stupid. Weren't you a LITTLE surprised by her reaction to his cold shoulder, though? (I guess not, since he doesn't see it) She hasn't shown one HINT of liking him before this.
JoAnne: She is so hateful. Just so very very very hateful.
Continued war at Bi Sool Chae. The younger child's needle is wrecking the place. Even the newspapers write about it.
JoAnne: When the hanbokery dies, the country dies.
Ga-eul tries to get Little Kang to smile, but that's a bit difficult because he has a lot of worries. Chiefest among them: his gangster brother. That day is the meeting between the groom and Jung-ran's family. On her way there, she gets kidnapped by that other gang (their leader is called Black Bear). Big Kang (code name: Red Tiger) risks everything for her and ... oh! A gangster fight!!! It makes me miss Age of Feeling so much ..... Red Tiger wins, but before he can free Jung-ran, he is lured outside by Little Kang and right into a trap. It's the police! Red Tiger tries to fight his way out of it, since he has somebody to meet ... but in the heat of the moment, he hits Little Kang, who goes down. Red Tiger drops everything, is overpowered and led away, screaming that he needs to go somewhere, that she is waiting for him. Awwww. It's sad .... The worst is that he never got to explain himself to Jung-ran - and wanted to do it tonight.
JoAnne: Now this was sincerely heartbreaking to watch, including the part where Little Kang is so sad but so convinced that this is what he had to do to save his hyung.
Of course, since we are going melo now, the family finds out that there is no doctor by his name. Jung-ran is devastated. As a parting gift, he sends her that doll she wanted from that pick-up machine in the mail, with a note: "I'm sorry". He got it from her with bound hands on his way to the prison. Awwwwwwwww.
JoAnne: He's the farthest thing from an idiot. He even said after she left that he knew she was angling for money, but that he liked her enough to pretend he was fooled. Shit. Okay, yes, he's an idiot. Do not like that bitch, my little Jae Hee. Do not descend into the pits of hell!
JoAnne: Fucking little weasel troll.
So some people are hating on this drama? It's full of convoluted secrets
that will never be revealed? I doubt that the second part is true and
the first, my dears, is absolutely what this is about. I hope Miss Kim Soon-ok keeps piling them on, higher and higher! The more the better!
JoAnne: Who hates this? Who could hate it? At it's worst, it's just silly. But at it's best, it's got some really decent moments. It's not great stuff, and the quality and tone are all over the place, but damn if you don't want to keep watching to find out what happens next. I say AppaNotOppa goes all CreepJoon on someone's evil little ass. And oh by the way, did anyone else catch that AnO went to school with Little Kang?
kakashi: I did not, no! But it makes sense. Since everybody and everything in this drama is interconnected.
That said, I'm not sure I like this melo twist we got, but yeah, I know, we can't get too much happiness in KDrama. It's a rule. I am not very experienced with 50-episodes family dramas, so how do they usually work? How many angst-phases? Just one? Two? Five? Will we get one longer angst phase now? Or a time jump? Ah, I'm so curious ... I also like that we're all going to be in Seoul soon (I think) - but for Veggie Ahjumma and Young-sook (I hope). That would definitely solve some issues ...
JoAnne: Can we DROP THEM?
Do I understand Bori's decision? Yes, I think I do. That's her character and that's what she would do. She may already regret it a bit, as she realizes how hard it's going to be, but she would never abandon this child, because she sees herself in it. Do I understand Jae-hwa? Yes, a bit. He should be smart enough to know that it CANNOT BE her baby, but in this world, woman can completely hide their bellies right up until giving birth, so why not Bori? Yes, I understand that any man would be angry to find out that the woman he has fallen in love with has a love child from somebody unknown. And I've seen enough KDrama to know that this is a huge deal in Korea on top of everything else. So yes, I understand that he is angry. Even though I wished he would support her in this hour of greatest need. You must grow, Jae-hwa. If you really love her - you will help her.
JoAnne: Could not have said it better myself. But if she has the kid, I see a time jump but how does she get to Seoul? It won't be Bi Seul Chae now, unless GooDil decides to unmask and go herself to plead the case.
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