Due to awful, awful reception on Thursday, I missed the entire episode. And there was no rerun on Friday. Could someone pretty-please recap it for me? I haven't missed an episode yet, and I feel bad. Thank you!
Post by CaptainVideo on Jun 13, 2006 1:56:23 GMT -5
Hey Lucy, Unfortunately, being so far removed from the airing of the episode, I'm a bit hazy on the chronology, but I'll give it a shot (if anybody else has more to contribute, feel free to add). Forgive me if I happen to have parts of the previous episode mixed in. :-[
Jongkyu's wife finished spilling the beans about the murder of Kuemshil's mother, paid Kyungsook the borrowed money and fled to the States with her and Jongkyu's son for treatment of his Agent Orange sickness. As she is leaving the meeting she is accosted by two thugs (I think they work for Mr. Lee) but Soonshik arrives in time to thwart the abduction.
Kyungsook shows up at the Buddhist temple to talk to Jongkyu but ignores his mom while she is praying. She tells her tale to Jongkyu; basically that his mom ordered the "hit", and his father helped to cover it up as she was becoming a liability to his political career.
Mrs. Park goes to the "home" where Hongyeon is recovering and also checks in on Kuemshil, only to try and discourage her from continuing as a volunteer although Kuemshil enjoys her work. Hongyeon seems to be getting a bit better and is visited by Jongkyu. During the same visit, he sees Kuemshil and declares that he wants to take her back to her "parents" and that he is her half brother, although she reveals that she won't go and that she has been aware of the relationship for some time now. Sen. Park and Hongyeon's dad go to the home to see Hongyeon, but Kuemshil lies and says that the doctor will not allow visits at this time. Sen. Park asks Kuemshil to come home and that says that he will pay for college, but she refuses on both accounts. The Sen. tries to explain that a college degree will gain her more respect if she has a degree, but she doesn't care. The Sen. then meets back with Hongyeon's dad and blames him for not making Kuemshil go to college (but he says, "What was I supposed to do? She didn't want to go.")
Kyungku explains to Kyungmin why he didn't hire his girlfriend due to the fact that people would suspect favoritism. Later, he agrees to meet them at a street tent cafe and after learning about her talent for drawing cartoon characters (she had stayed up all night drawing nasty ones depicting the demise of Kyungku after her failed interview) he tells her that there is an opening in the PR department and she should submit her drawings and resume and he will put in a good word.
Hongyeon's dad continues to be a clueless jerk (as acknowledged by Sen. Park and others) and blames all of his daughter's ills on Kyungku's running away to America, totally forgetting that it was his actions that brought all of this about (including his involvement in the death of the "kid's father's" death in jail and the subsequent bad name that the family carried due to his being falsely accused of murder. He also takes credit for Kyungku's success in the States (also ignoring the fact that he fled there to avoid being falsely imprisoned) and now feels that he should come back to take care of Hongyeon, perhaps even marry her to payback the good fortune he now enjoys. He again shows up drunk at Kyunsook's bar demanding to get Kyungsuk to take responsibility for his daughter, but she's not there at the moment.
Kyungku's boss and the daughter discuss the pending "marriage" of her to Kyungku and the doubts that she is having about Kyunku's commitment to the deal. He tells her not to worry, but at the end of the episode, she asks Kyungku outright if he loves her or not. That's about all that I can remember, hope I didn't get too much wrong.
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Thank you, Captain! I wonder if anyone else is still watching this show. A lot of that sounded familiar, but not all of it. I think you combined episodes, which is actually great, because the way the episodes go back and forth between the threads of the plot, a lot of it is intertwined.
I can't believe Hongyeon's father. It makes me so mad that he thinks Kyungku should take "responsibility" for his daughter. My God! He's the one who ruined their lives in the first place. He tore them apart violently and persecuted K until he had to flee to America. He must be a man of very little intelligence; he's operating at an animal level. How dare he act as though Kyungku is the villain in all this; he's just a guy who came close to being hounded to death and only made it through the great sacrifice of his family. NOW he also has to pay for what her father made them do?
I loved the conversation when the guys (please excuse me because I don't know their names ...) were talking at the construction site and the one construction guy thought it would be the best to build a very high, very solid wall separating N and S Korea. The more contemporary guys were humoring him... kindof ... but were also giving him a reality check. Comment was made as to the success of the Berlin Wall and that's why construction guy thought it would just absolutely booooost the SKorean economy to build this wall. from a historical perspective it was most amusing to here their 'back-and-forth' on thisl
Hongyeon's father must make everyone crazy and mother isn't so much better discouraging doing volunteer work because of what people would think. Kuemshill is turning out to be such a sweetheart. And the chick who is after successful brother irritates me a whole lot too.