JoAnne: Life is hard for a Kim Ji-hoon recapper. You work very hard for your guy. I just stare at My Beloveable and croon at the screen about his pretty face and his soothing voice and his adorable butt.
kakashi: There was so little of the adorable butt of my guy in soon 50 episodes :( By the way, people - Episode 49 of Jang Bori was preempted due to - I think? - basketball. Baseball? Some kind of ball.
JoAnne: But she doesn't know yet that she's Teng Teng Teng's daughter, does she? At least that one corner of light is left to the poor kid.
JoAnne: In my head I went yeah right. He's got a slow brain bleed and in two weeks he'll drop dead in front of everyone after having fully exposed Min Jung's evil ways, right? I will feel like he's been vindicated but I will also want to kill people.
JoAnne: This is the part where I tweeted that I was just done with her. No more.
JoAnne: She should have just laughed and said how do you like the taste of your own medicine, tiny evil troll? But I do understand how the good guys don't want to allow even a tiny little bit of area that the bad guys can grab on to and cry foul. That way if they lose they won't have anything they can say. I get it, but I HATE it. And very subtly, Halmeoni is helping the good guys but I think that might come out later so I'll wait.
JoAnne: In real life for a child that age I'd argue that the truth is better (and should come from Bori): I didn't give birth to you but I am your real mom. I've raised you since the day you were born and you are my child, etc, etc. Definitely side step who Mom is though. But in Korea I think adoption is still very on the hush-hush side so... and anyway, I don't think she actually believes him. Although watching this part at the time, I thought she did.
JoAnne: Finally people start to get a clue. All the secrets, and everyone knows some but few know all and I get so confused about who knows what!
Fuck, Dumb Mom is mean - why is she not getting punished?! She says the meanest things to Bi-dan about her real dad and how he could come claim her or money etc., which just scares Bi-dan even more. And then, she talks about Jae-hwa's and Jae-hee's children, which have to be donsaengs to "this child" (meaning Bi-dan). Bi-dan starts thinking that her now-parents might end up loving that child much more because it's going to be really theirs. Seriously, stop this already.
JoAnne: This woman is just vicious. I hope to hell her husband hears her and kicks her ass out on to the street.
JoAnne: He was told, but then he was convinced by Min Jung (and supported by Jae Hee and Dumb Mom) that it wasn't true.
kakashi: So ... what is he sniffing?
JoAnne: Agreed. Not because you don't love her, Bori, but because she's always going to make the wrong choices because she loves you and Min Jung and Min Jung can manipulate her and no matter what you THINK, Veggie, that will always be to Bori's detriment. She's one of those toxic people you might love, but have to cut out of your life.
JoAnne: Is she going to die the day after the clothes are made? How long does that scent last? (And this is the part I was saying was Halmeoni subtly helping them.)
kakashi: I wouldn't mind if they all died. In a huge explosion for example. It's a good way to end a show.
JoAnne: I do too, and much as I want a BoriBaby I agree with her. That little kid is too insecure because of all the mean fuckers around her.
JoAnne: Giggling just remembering it!
Min-jung calls Moony first though who tells her that "the Chairman" will be 30 minutes late. Hehe. I see what you're doing there, Moony! He has led Bad Dad and Bong2 into a room right next to Veggie's room. Between them: only some paper. He has also instructed Bad Dad's driver to lie to Min-jung if she calls to ask how much longer - exactly what happens.
JoAnne: Please, please, can we find Moony an awesome woman after this? (I think trotwood is married) He's smart and he's fair and he's a good dad (as much as he can be) and he loves pretty hard.
JoAnne: I was so happy that it was incontrovertibly out, but it was kind of low-key and left me wanting more. Something like Bad Dad breaking through the paper wall like Mr. Kool Aid and strangling Min Jung right there, maybe. (Mr. Kool Aid never strangled anyone, to my knowledge. He just gave them something to drink.)
JoAnne: Can't fault him for that, but I still want my blood.
Min-jung and Veggie run into Jae-hee outside the restaurant and they tell him all went well - Bad Dad isn't here yet. Only that Jae-hee sees him exit the restaurant a few minutes later! BUSTED! Later that evening at the Lee house, Jae-hee is super apprehensive when he gets home. But he hears from his mother and Min-jung that his father is playing with Bi-dan. Ah ...... sweeeeeeeet. She stays in her grandparents' bed tonight.
JoAnne: How does he explain this to himself to keep from jumping out of his skin? None of them seem all that worried about it.
JoAnne: They need to give this woman an education.
JoAnne: I'm with you. Fine, she has realized that she treated Bori badly and that she has done wrong. So her big change? Now she's not actively trying to hurt Bori, she's just trying not to hurt Min Jung - but since she does that by following Min Jung's directions, it's always going to hurt Bori. She's just so stupid to fall for it every time. I can see why she wouldn't want to abandon Min Jung. It's partly her fault that Min Jung is this way, and she loves her daughter no matter what. But there has to be a better way to deal with this problem, and I have no faith that she will ever find it.
JoAnne: And suddenly, I understand why Jae Hee was keeping Min Jung around.
JoAnne: The show did a bad job of this, I think. We knew that they were the pre-eminent House of Hanbok and traditional sewing in the country, but we never really saw that that translated into mega millions. It never occurred to me. Obviously they had money - but that much? And while I knew money was important to Min Jung, I thought she really did want to be part of that family, too.
JoAnne: My sweet little boy is gone, isn't he...
JoAnne: Bi Dan is not stupid. She's going to figure out who he is.
JoAnne: Is Trotwood RIGHT? Is Moony really going to die? Fuck you show. Fuck you.
JoAnne: Falling boxes is better than dropping that bag on his head, which is what I thought she'd do.
The RestGa-eul is back from where nobody missed her even a tiny little bit and complains that Jung-ran got married in the meantime. So what about her love? What about her Little Kei Kang? He had to give up his feelings for his hyung! Little Kang hears her talking about her and his feelings because he steps into pizza PPL place right then - and back out, unseen, to think about how sad he is but how happy that his hyung is smiling.
JoAnne: Would have been nice if they had let us know this before hand instead of just having them not be around and looking like a dropped plot thread (I think it totally was). I don't care about her since she hurts my ears with her screeching but I like him.
JoAnne: I sigh sadly thinking about how good it could have been if they weren't such miserable fucks.
CommentsAll things considered, this was a good (tight) episode. If only I weren't so bored with this show! I hate to say it but we have 5 episodes left! 5!!!!!!
JoAnne: We only need two.
kakashi: In the meantime, have some cute!