JoAnne: I immediately started Episode 40 because hello, excitement! and then remembered I should stop, breathe, comment here, etc. SO GOOD.
JoAnne: I don't know why they bother going for MinJung because it's not like she's going to give anything up even if she's caught redhanded... but it WAS good for what it got them!
JoAnne: Why doesn't he tell her he did that? How would she be able to explain it away if he played it for her family?
JoAnne: I seriously think they're turning her into a psycho at the end. And have you noticed that her hair is always a bit messy and dirty-ish now? And that her roots are showing? Her clothes are still on point but her hair is a wreck.
Bori hasn't listened to her Beau - she is running around in the company, opening random doors, shouting for Min-jung to come out. And here she is, coming from the staircase, looking ... vicious. Ack, that SMILE, that satisfied, evil friggin smile!!! Bori starts shaking her and I really hope for a punch! But no, Min-jung frees herself from Bori's grip and walks in front of some North Pole PPL signs. Smooth.JoAnne: So you're telling me that this strange woman is running all over this business screaming bloody murder and there's not one security guard called, though.
a little bit) Min-jung continues her threats (we already know them: how everybody's lives will be turned upside down if Bori becomes Eun-bi) and then, finally, the SLAP!
JoAnne: Every time someone slaps MinJung an angel gets its wings, a puppy is adopted from an animal shelter, and someone donates to the ALS foundation without making us watch a video first.
JoAnne: MinJung, the walls of your castle are starting to crumble pretty fast...
But before things can get any uglier, Jae-hwa comes running (took him long enough, did he go to the toilet in between?) and tells Bori that Bi-dan has gone to the airport. From the car, he calls his ex-prosecutor colleagues to tell them there's strong suspicion somebody is abducting a child and to please DO something. What do they mean? It's HIS DAUGHTER! That earns him a gentle touch and thank you from Bori.
JoAnne: Hurrah for the Prosecutors of Korea!
JoAnne: Seriously, MinJung. You gave the woman a smart phone. Buy the tickets online and have the boarding pass sent to her phone. I would be a much better evil genius than you.
Moony gets to the airport first - Veggie and Bi-dan have just gotten their tickets. They stop in their tracks when they hear him shout, desperately, for his daughter. Quickly, hide! says Veggie. ... and drops the tickets. Bi-dan, on the other hand, says a sad goodbye in her head, about getting a good last look at Ahjussi's face. Veggie turns back to pick the tickets up from the floor and gives Bi-dan frantic hand signs to hide. That very moment, Moony sees Veggie. Game over!
JoAnne: I am overjoyed and then I remember that there are 10 more episodes. More like he earned an extra life.
JoAnne: I will beat her ASS.
JoAnne: I had this horrible thought that they would do a 10-year time jump or something... so all the adults can look pretty much the same but Bi Dan would be a teenager. And did you notice that Big Kang was on the phone identifying himself as Brown Bear? That means he's got the gangsters looking for the little trouble-maker too, poor little baby. And of course Bad Dad has ordered Jae Hee to gather up employees to help, too.
JoAnne: Well they were never that solicitious of MinJung but fuck you MinJung you HAD a mother and threw her away.
JoAnne: To me it's a forgone conclusion that she will sacrifice herself in order to save Eun Bi. You too?
JoAnne: Very intense scene.
JoAnne: Nah, I laughed too. Gratefully.
BaDIL took Bori to Bi Sool Chae, where she wakes up in her old room. BaDIL still cannot believe this is her daughter ... how can she not recognize her? Bleh, this is sad ... when BaDIL reaches out her hand, to touch Bori's face, she stops ... remembering Min-jung's threats. But! Ha, I like this. Instead of turning vicious again, she begs Bori to tell her everything about Min-jung; who she is, what her relationship to Veggie is, etc.
JoAnne: Wouldn't you assume you'd always know your own child, no matter what? And even if she was not a good mother, she did love Eun Bi. She just always thought she'd have tomorrow. So don't you think that realizing that you didn't recognize your own child, and then remembering the times you failed as a parent despite loving that child... that would be pretty painful.
She wants to storm out, to uncover things on her own, but Bori catches her hand and says "omma" (Awwww), "don't go. Don't meet Min-jung. You'll only get hurt". Please wait until Bi-dan is back - then is the right time to crumble her. YES!
JoAnne: Hell hath no fury like Bori Bori
Moony and Jae-hwa look at the CCTV footage of the whole airport - they look exhausted. And then, they find her! They now know she boarded a bus! They're going there!
JoAnne: YES to her being found, yes to these guys being buds, yes to everything
The RestPregnant Jung-ran, devouring chicken after chicken, and completely over-the-top-in-love Big Kang ... hahaha, they had me in stitches. You can't be more of a side-character than these two though :)
JoAnne: Yes, they're cute but totally irrelevant. And can Ga Eul please be run over by a bus?
JoAnne: I wonder if Min Jung never considers the possibility that inciting hatred toward someone by listing all the things SHE'S done as things THEY'VE done might backfire on her.
With Jae-hwa and Moony gone, Jae-hee and Min-fucking-jung take the opportunity to open up a new North Face store (or is it North Pole?) without them - while of course smearing their names. Ah, no, it's North CAPE. Oh - and look who's in the background there? :)
JoAnne: Isn't that @cherkell's special friend that always hugs her?
JoAnne: Yeah, they're already scary.
Awww. when Bad Dad finally hears (from weasely Jae-hee) that Bi-dan has disappeared, he immediately realizes it must have been because she wants her mother to be able to marry - and he feels guilty for hitting his son in front of the child, certainly reinforcing that idea. He orders Jae-hee to get everybody at the company to join the search for this kid. Hey, that's noble of him. Jae-hee realizes that this probably means YES to the wedding as soon as the child is found.
JoAnne: Given what we've seen of this guy, does it seem likely he made Jae Hee and his mother live in one room, like Jae Hee said? No, it does not.
JoAnne: MinFuckingJung. I have had about enough of her. No I'm kidding never enough there could never be enough of THIS crazy mess.
Finally, Veggie has enough - she calls Min-jung and tells her to come to the PPL restaurant. No, Min-jung ... she didn't get on a plane. You're basically fawked. She gets there in a gorgeous yellow dress - and hears that the child is lost. She looks shocked. Go tell them everything, says Veggie: Who you are, who Bi-dan is, etc. Oh, but look! BaDIL is there. And she hear it all. E V E R Y T H I N G!
JoAnne: Oh man, at what point did she get there, though? Did she hear it all? Does she know that Bi Dan is MinJung's daughter and that MinJung doesn't even care that she's missing? I'm guessing she didn't hear that part because Min Jung is still alive.
CommentsMin-jung is done for. It's only a matter of ... 5 episodes?
JoAnne: I don't think 5 episodes of misery is enough for that girl.
As for Bi-dan ... that was really well done. That girls know how to act! Ah, my heart is bleeding for her ... And that they brought in the fear that she might disappear, just like Eun-bi did so many years ago, that was realistic and scary and just helped to get me closer to a heart-attack as I was praying for somebody to find this little, scared girl!!!
JoAnne: She was fabulous - so clearly scared but so very determined.
Final WordsAlright! Somebody asked us to list the Social Media accounts of our lovely actors - these are the ones I know! Anything to add, JoAnne?
JoAnne: Just that it becomes immeasurably difficult to hate MinJung when you see how adorable she is in real life.
- Kim Ji-hoon is: @jiraishin99
- Sung Hyuk (Moony) is: @SunghyukRed
- Sung Hyuk (Moony): sunghyukred
- Lee Yu-ri (Min-jung): leeyuri007
- Oh Yeon-seo (Bori Bori): ohvely22
- Oh Chang-suk (Jae-hee): ohchangseokk