Thanks Captain, that explains a lot I didn't know, especially the part about SK being sick as an infant, and Jaeman's lack of money.
I guess now the only inconsistency I see is Haein's parents. *He* controls the money, and she seems anything but supreme. (unless you count whining) I would have expected Haein to be a brat having her for a mom.
I wish I'd seen this from the start, but your post was the next best thing.
Sorry, Captain Video, glad you restored it. I DO read the spoilers so I was afraid of missing one - I don't remember the source of things I know (or think I know). Like, to DH, take selenium, no, I don't remember what for, just take it, because when I read about it, it sounded like something we needed.
Edit from Lucy: ginny, I'm sorry, I deleted the ref to Sukhyun because I just got really confused and thought it was a spoiler for a sec. Mea culpa!
That Nara-nearly FAINTING after seeing Sukhyun being let into the apartment by Jongnam and hearing JN say "wedding pictures"--he,he. Sheesh, she really thinks she Queen of the World. How DARE anyone disobey?
And why didn't Minsook say that it wasn't her (she?) who told SH about his parentage? (But Nara would've said she's lying, probably.)
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I think what she was accusing Minsook of was telling SH that Nara was taking Jongnam to the hospital to have an abortion, though I remember that scene and think it was confusing. At first it seemed she was accusing her of telling him he was adopted, but maybe she revised it to a more general accusation of meddling in the hospital affair.
I too have been wondering just what would make Nara so hateful towards Jongnam. Is it simply a class bias on Nara's part? And why isn't anyone else sticking up for Jongnam, especially her adoptive mom? Even before she got pregnant, her adoptive mom didn't disagree when Nara put Jongnam down in a really cruel manner. They all get really quiet and act like the cat has their tongues. Can't anyone stand up to her? I was happy though when Sukhyun finally did speak his mind, I was beginning to wonder if he was a grown man or just a little boy. I know the series is already over, but I am wondering if this will ever change. Does Nara end up lonely and isolated because she hates everybody or does she finally come around?
The series isn't over, at least not in Chicago, where the board is based.
As far as why people don't stand up to her more, I think there is a sense that they might make things worse. They know Nara won't back down and they don't like what she says, but they are the "nice" ones, and they are all related. They don't want to throw the whole family into turmoil, so they say what they can and try to keep the peace. Jae-ok does talk back to Nara, sort of, but Nara is her older brother's wife and is supposed to be respected. It's just tradition, not that she deserves to be respected. Apparently in Korea you don't have to earn respect--at least the outer trappings of respect--from your family. I don't mean that as a condemnation, by the way. It does drive me crazy, but people there don't talk back to each other the way we do.
I know it is tradion,but that does not mean you should disrespet. your son or his grifriend she should learn to accept her. for her to receive love.she has to.give it first. yuo have to learne to love. and accept someone you do not like.
I'm not saying it's tradition to be cruel, it's tradition to be respectful of each other. Nara is the one who is not holding up her end of the bargain, but the others are playing by traditional rules. Obviously she's way out of line. I'm just trying to explain why they continue to be minimally critical of her while she goes bonkers.
Yet Jaedo is the older brother. And Minsook said she has always had to apologize to Nara. Minsook would have the power in a normal family. Nara has such a stubborn and vicious streak that I keep fearing for Jaeok's business when there's a conflict. Nara would make her go bankrupt if it pleased her, I think. The divorce papers for Jaeman surprised me. Probably she owns the house AND the business. Wonder if she will fire Haein, too. Jaeman should get a salary if he keeps working there, or maybe he will be fired too. Wonder what her family thinks.
I'm sort of relieved Jaeman has been served w/ divorce papers. That's no real marriage, and she certainly has no affection for him. Let him be free to find someone who will appreciate him (like Ok-doo--get her away from that ex-husband!) and let's hope he gives up his cheating ways. I think he was only cheating because he was married to such a cold fish, anyway.
He has a chance to be happy with Okdoo. Nara treats him so badly, I'd think it would be pure relief to get away from her. But Grandma would beat him, I suppose. And Byungdoo wouldn't allow it, except maybe after some time when JM shows devotion to Okdoo. Actually it sounds like it would be a mess. What about holidays? Sukhyun wouldn't know which family to go to.
I see your point, cyuser. But just think of the contrast between Nara and Okdoo, and you can see how her soft words and diffident ways would be like a balm to Jaeman. Gosh, how poetic I'm being. But think about all the sour, bitter things Nara said to him and how belittling she always was ... and then how Okdoo always blushed at him and thought he was the bee's knees and made him a cozy sweater and gave him chocolates; what a treat for poor emasculated Jaeman!
That's so true, Lucy! Jaeman's life would be so improved by marrying Okdoo. Except financially, that is. Wonder if he could get a job at the other home shopping network?
Nara is not looking her usual contented self lately, btw. Wonder if she'll have some humility development or empathy growth or ? We've never seen her family; maybe they'll have an intervention "Stop messing up your life, you dummy!" unless they are just like her.