JoAnne: Isn't it funny? He doesn't make me think of GoM, but watching Nam Sang Mi in Joseon Gunman does (me too: ergo - thinking of that mess ALL the time).
Bori stares at Jae-hwa (I am having issues not drooling, because ... wet men? They make me weak. A wet Kim Ji-hoon? Makes me lose my mind!) and ask whether they have met in the past? It's weird, she adds ... she is remembering something, really vividly. He asks whether she is hurt somewhere (pffft), but she steps closer .... (why is she not as distracted as me by his ABS?!)
JoAnne: EVERYone in this show takes stupid pills, I swear.
JoAnne: He's certainly being very open about his feelings these days. I like that. I actually really do like that back when he noticed he liked her, he just gave in to it right away. No fussing around for him.
JoAnne: Hahahahahah, his abs rattled her, too. I was struck once again by what an attractive couple they make now that she looks like a real human being (YES!). As for Veggie Ahjumma, I kinda feel for her on this one, still, a little bit. She was going to return Eun Bi to her family, and then discovers to her horror that that family is the one Min Jung's been with for 20 years. So now she has a dilemma: does she 'ruin' one daughter's life to 'save' another? We all know she does whatever Min Jung wants out of misguided love. But it's not even just that - she's worried about jail, and she's worried about what happens to BiDan when the truth all comes out. We know her moral compass is a bit out of true - but that's a LOT of things to be worried about, when you could just keep your mouth shut and leave things as they are, and quite frankly the one worry about BiDan would be enough to sway me, I think. Not that I'd ever have gotten in the situation in the first place!
Jae-hwa tells GooDIL about Veggie's prank-call story - oh! The Hanbokers have asked him to investigate the whole thing! GooDIL is very surprised and says she will talk to Veggie first: she has trouble believing such a thing. Jae-hwa asks whether Bori ever visited Bi Sool Chae when she was little? He tells her about the abs-incident (alright, no, he tells her about the memory-incidents) and adds that all he remembers is playing with Eun-bi, there were no other girls. GooDIL is even more surprised now (heeeelloooooo! HINT!) - yes! GooDIL murmers "could it be", which is a crystal clear sign that a KDrama character has got the right(ish) clue!
JoAnne: I just kept marvelling at the irony of Korean Bill Clinton lecturing Jae Hwa about sexual impropriety.
We will get down on our knees and rub our hands together and plead, won't we, Kakashi?
Next, Jae-hee the shitty weasel tells his father about Jae-hwa's "affair" and the trouble he is getting into at the Prosecutor's office because of it. He also identifies the woman as Do Bori. Bad Dad rages.
JoAnne: I am gonna beat your ass, Jae Hee.
JoAnne: YOU don't get a beating, bitch. YOU I'm going to chop into tiny pieces and feed to the dogs.
Veggie no longer works for Dumb Mum, but at the Toast-place now. Good, cause that means MUCH MORE pointless PPL. And there already is so friggin much. That shoe-dryer earlier ... who wants such a thing?!
JoAnne: That was cool! Huge, but cool. And I guess since they seem to wash sneakers regularly in every drama I've ever seen... it's probably more useful there. We don't really wash sneakers here, unless they're just the little cotton Keds.
JoAnne: This woman is going to crack, though. She can't keep up with all these lies. I wonder how The Hanbokers are going to feel when they realize their precious Min Jung is behind every one of them, and they finally see what she put her mother through for 20 years? Not to mention what she's done to Bori, their daughter? I just realized that I really love this show.
JoAnne: This whole plot line makes me furious. Not that she exists, or that she's a stalker, but that she and his family are just acting like it's a fait accompli, the marriage. They had one date, it didn't go well, and he told her NO. And he told THEM no. End of story! But she just keeps on like it's just a matter of time. I think Dumb Mum already doesn't like her, though. And I really really think this is the girl from Mamamoo.
JoAnne: Seriously, how much shit must this child swallow for the people she loves?
JoAnne: I think that our boy is becoming a man...
(OK well you're wrong.) He just wants to help her (huh? does she believe that?)(How can she? She saw them sleeping together in the hospital!) But Bad Dad says sensible things (he often does): why is Jae-hwa going over to see her all the time? Why is he helping to raise her kid? Doesn't she know that two adults may very well fall in love? Ha, but GooDIL says then Jae-hwa is just like his father, isn't he? Wasn't that what Bad Dad did when he went and got married again after Jae-hwa's mother died? Touche. That shuts him up temporarily. And GooDIL also says don't dare touch Bori or else.
JoAnne: Actually that part pissed me off a bit - because it's NOT like what Dad did. What Dad did was have an affair while he was married - a long term affair - that actually produced a child. And then the moment that first wife was in the ground, he brought that other low class, trashy woman into his house. Which, ok, he did right by her and their son, but what he did in the FIRST place was wrong. And nothing like what Jae Hwa is doing.
JoAnne: Well I agree she's weak, but think about it - I don't think it would be very comfortable for anyone to continue to see Bori every day, either. Of course since it's all a lie anyway it's frustrating as hell, but it still makes a little sense in the context of the lies that everyone believes are true. Fucking troll Min Jung.
JoAnne: And there we were for a minute, sucked into 'The Hanbok is All' thinking. That was smoothly done, Show.
JoAnne: I need extra BP medicine for this bit.
JoAnne: This bitch has the NERVE to insult Bori for being a single mother? I seem to remember this tacky pregnant hairdresser.... And then she talks about Bori and her mother not being the same as the upper classes? What makes HER upper class? She's got on a good dress and her husband has money. She's still ignorant and trashy and rude. So if Bori got knocked up by a rich man would it be different?
JoAnne: This girl is just about at the end of her rope. It's killing me.
JoAnne: This is going to be goooooooooood
He runs to Bori's house, where she just steps out of the shower, dressed all in white and looking absolutely lovely. He wants to know what happened, but she just says that he shouldn't come here anymore. Just pretend he doesn't know her. Apologize to his parents. It must have been terrible for them just to talk to her. Oh gawd, his face ... :( He says it's not because of her - it's because he is their son. She did nothing wrong! But she says he must leave - she knows he was nice to her because he felt sorry. No more of that.
JoAnne: You know, she always gives in. She always ends up apologizing for things that aren't her fault. But somehow, I forgive her for that weakness because it's NOT weakness. No matter what, she always tries to see the other side, and she always, always, always chooses to go with what will show respect and love to the family over her own self, and she always encourages others to do the same. It doesn't make her look weak, to me. It makes her look strong.
JoAnne: To her, family is all. And that makes sense: she was the little girl strangers took in. She's so grateful to have a family that she chose to 'ruin' her life by claiming a child not her own, so that that child, too, could have a family.
JoAnne: I wonder how Dad is going to react when he learns what Jae Hee's been up to, and with whom.
Outside, he skillfully shakes a tail (it's Stalker Bride's spy! Stalker Bride is furious when she hears he has lost Jae-hwa). He drives to the Hanbok-shop, where their lesson is supposed to take place (which is close to where Bori lives) and sees from a distance how she carries in a pile of steamed potatoes. That brings tears to his eyes: didn't she tell him never to come again? Why did she steam potatoes then?
JoAnne: Tune in now to 'Keeping Promises, or: Why Potatoes are Love' (sniff)
Goddamn .... yes.
JoAnne: More tears.What did these kids ever do wrong to have so much sadness in their lives?
JoAnne: Shit, now I'm crying at work.
JoAnne: Whoa, Nelly. I did not expect him to say that.
JoAnne: Man, his family really fucked him with that one.
JoAnne: You are far from that whiny weak boy of the earliest episodes, Jae Hwa. You are indeed worthy of the abs you bear.
Let me KISS them!
JoAnne: Oh for freaking God come ON already someone figure it OUT.
JoAnne: I am breathless with anticipation. Please oh God PLEASE let us see Min Jung in ruins, and soon.
Adoption is BACK on the table, that was quick! They SIGN the PAPERS! Fine, you know what? I really think BaDIL deserves an absolute bitch as a daughter. Let's hope GooDIL will adopt Bori in turn.
JoAnne: I am so looking forward to the scene where they scratch her name out of the registry, though.
Bad Dad is watching Jung-ran through the CCTV. But Bi-dan, the cutie pie, has the perfect idea: Put Big Kang into a full-body brown bear costume! When Bad Dad calls immediately to check who's in the costume, Big Kang does a funny bear dance. Hehehe. Put poor Big Kang almost collapses (it's a bit hot...), but doesn't dare to take the head off. He drinks a cola through the eye ... and then collapses from the heat. While he is carried into the ambulance, they agree to meet in front of the store the next time.
JoAnne: I say this with all the affection in the world, but you guys are dumbasses.
JoAnne: You have to give her credit for never giving up, the rabid little troll.
Oh, oh, oh! That was a very strong episode. Wow. Both our leads got awesome scenes - I loved all the emotional stuff between them. I love that his relationship is getting serious now, has to get more serious, because they are forced to become more serious. I love how all the evil machinations of the evil people around them only makes them grow closer together.
JoAnne: Oh yes, 100%. At this point I just want Bori to win the lottery and have some old rich guy leave her everything in his will and for fairies to light her path at night and unicorns appear to give her rides everywhere and whatever she wants, I want her to have it.
I absolutely loved how Jae-hwa showed us his serious side (thank goodness!) - I knew it was there, but we haven't really been able to see it. Him wanting to protect Bori and Bi-dan, him being ready to lose his job over that ... I can't stop being happy and very touched at the same time. As JoAnne said further up, the amazing thing about this character (and let me tell you he is fast become one of my all time favorite male leads!) is that he TALKS about his feelings! All the time, in fact. He just follows his heart, straight like an arrow. He has realized he loves this woman. He has realized how hard their lives are. He wants to be there for them. He doesn't care one little bit what it costs him. The end.
JoAnne: Sigh. He's a real life unicorn.
(Btw, subbers. I'm glad you've realized it's not "auto design", but "outdoor design"!)
JoAnne: Imagining some poor subber wondering why they keep talking about CARS out of nowhere.
And now, the best thing: From the previews, it seems we get cohabitation from next week on! Hallelujah!
JoAnne: Be still, my beating heart. It's not only cohabitation with Bori but also Big KANG. So you know what that means...
kakashi: Maybe they will WASH together in the morning??! O_____o
JoAnne: Well no, I mean, it did cross my mind for bromance but it means that Jae Hwa is going to realize that Big Kang is a big teddybear who adores Jung Ran and will make her happy. Plus maybe gangsters will do away with Min Jung the hateful troll princess.