Post by jolson1933 on Jan 23, 2010 15:51:34 GMT -5
RE: Spoiler Threads EPosode 133 for Love&Obsession
greetings, Hello Mikey...Saturday 23 Jan. 9pm here in Netherlands..Have a little time now so wanted to check if you have posted or will post any further. I read the SPOILER THREAD THRU Eposodes 129-132... I was wondering if you will continue to post till the drama ends or if perhaps this is all you have time for. Either way many thanks as I have said before. It is just so appreciated what you have done so far, especially where I am concerned-so far away from anything that represents K-Deama's , that even a little bit gives me such pleasure. I do not know if it is proper to always send you information that does NOT pertain to discusing the ACTUALl drama on this board. I will be looking forward to the NEXT EPOSODES 133 - Thru ? if you are able to provide us with the continuation from EP.132...or it is very possible with my expertise on this POSTING business and COMPUTER skills (ha ha ha) that you HAVE POSTED #133 and the very bright computer wiz that I am just cannot find it. Have a nice week-end and good week ahead from the pest me...Jolson1933.
Janghwa is back home now, and she seems genuinely distressed about the question Boy-Toy handed her (“Is it my baby?”). But, when she checks a calendar to confirm the conception date, she relaxes. It can’t possibly be Boy-Toy’s baby.
She goes back to Boy-Toy, and gives him the news. She tells him that she was worried for a moment, but she checked. There’s no way the baby could be his.
Things seem to be looking up for Hongryeon. She buys the Dragon House from Suchan, using the money she saved from working at the E-city food mart. And Hongryeon, Gongmi, and the kids all move in together.
But, Park Seokdu met up with Janghwa's Boy-Toy, furious that his money is gone, and even more furious that Hongryeon’s gone, too. “If Hongryeon touched my money,” he tells Boy-Toy, “I’ll kill her!”
And, from the sound of it, he wasn’t joking.
Janghwa is still trying. She even offered to make porridge for Princess (though she ended up having her mother make it for her). She knows that people responded positively to Hongryeon because she sincerely meant it, and (she tells herself) she’s going to mean it now, too.
But, when she meets up with Taeyun at the hospital, things turn ugly. Taeyun gives it to her bluntly: “This whole situation feels like I’m in Hell,” he says to her. “Why are you so obsessed with me? Don’t you have any pride?”
Janghwa shoots right back. “Pride?” she asks. “I lost it all, and went to Hell and back.”
And, during the argument, Princess attempts to speak. Janghwa’s family is delighted, telling Taeyun that this is proof that Janghwa’s dedication is paying off. But, when the listen closely, they can hear what Princess is trying to say:
“Hong . . . ryeon . . .” she keeps repeating, over and over.
Janghwa recoils back, as if she had been hit by a truck. Even Aunt is shocked that Princess is asking for Hongryeon. And Taeyun doesn’t know how he’ll ever tell his mother that the Hongryeon she loved as a daughter is gone, and that the woman who abandoned her is now caring for her.
Park Seokdu meets up with one of Taeyun’s lawyers. No worries, he’s told. The $5 million was just converted from stocks to cash. But . . . there’s one thing he needs to know. The account is a joint account, in his and Gilran’s name, and so he needs Hongryeon’s consent to withdraw money from it. But, if he agrees to drop his child custody battle, then Gilran’s name will be removed from the account, and he’ll have full control over the money.
Seokdu is furious (it looks like Boy-Toy was right: Seokdu doesn’t just want the money, he wants Gilran, too).
Janghwa has just about had enough. She’s pregnant, and nursing Taeyun’s mother, and she’s still not being accepted. She finally blurts out that she’s so sick and tired of it, that she can’t do it any more. But, the next day, she tells her parents that she won’t give up. She’ll continue to nurse Princess, even if Princess keeps asking for Hongryeon.
And she tells the same to Taeyun. “I’m sick and tired of you and mother for hating me, no matter what I do. But, I won’t leave. I don’t care if you and mother want Hongryeon. I’m here. Don’t try to understand it. I’m going to have your baby, and live with you.”
Indeed, Taeyun doesn’t understand it. “Is it out of spite?” he asks. “What good is that? You hate my mother enough to abandon her, and I despise you. What’s the use of staying by my side?”
Janghwa shoots right back. “That’s not important. What’s important is that I’m here, not Hongryeon.”
A very persistent entrepreneur has been chasing down Hongryeon, and finally finds her at the Dragon House. He loved Hongryeon’s little restaurant at the E-city Food Court, and he desperately wants to enter her cooking at the Seoul Food Expo. If she wins, he says, he’ll franchise her business throughout Korea. But, Hongryeon says that there’s no way she’s going back to Seoul.
But, Hongryeon offers him an opportunity: if she wins first place at the Food Expo, she’ll agree to the franchise – but only if the franchise headquarters is located in her hometown (the location of the Dragon House). Surprisingly, he happily agrees to Hongryeon’s terms.
Janghwa moves back into Taeyun’s house. The housekeeper is aghast, and she asks if she has Taeyun’s permission. “I don’t need his approval, “ she retorts.
Taeyun isn’t exactly happy with Janghwa’s arrival, and lets her know flat-out. And Janghwa tells him that he’s treating her unfairly.
“Do you think you were the only one who was treated unfairly?” he asks. “I chose Hongryeon over you and the baby, but that didn’t work out. I gave up on Hongryeon because you wouldn’t let go. But know this: I married Hongryeon. She’s the only wife in my heart. My heart is empty since the woman I love left. THAT’S unfair.”
“But,” he adds, “if you still want to try, go ahead. I’ll watch you be ruined.” And then, he walks out on her!
Janghwa walks into the bath, turns on the shower, and then just sits there, crying.
Princess begins having convulsions, and she immediately gets rushed into emergency surgery. And, at the same time, Hongryeon awakens from an awful nightmare, where she saw Princess walking a dangerous path alone. But, Gongmi reminds her that there’s nothing she can do about it, anyway.
And later, as Princess is wheeled out of surgery, the doctor informs the family that she’s in grave condition. She could die any day, and – at best – she has no more than a month left to live. But, despite her desperate condition, Princess is still awake and speaking, and she even manages to get out an entire sentence: “Hongryeon. When I die, I want her by my side.”
Sara (the E-city beauty shop manager) tries to explain things to an increasingly desperate Janghwa. “Hongryeon said that family should be treated as if they’ll never be seen again. People always think that family will always be there, without any effort. You’re trying to keep your family, but it’s too late.”
Janghwa, sobbing, tells Sara “I’m trying. I want to do well. I’m trying.”
But, the next day, Janghwa gives up on Princess, telling herself that from now on, she’ll concentrate on “the things I can get.”
Rumor has it that E-city is in financial trouble. Taeyun doesn’t care any more, and Hongryeon’s project for the new E-city branch is dead in the water. Janghwa volunteers to take Hongryeon’s place at the next board meeting, and Aunt approves. Janghwa’s old friend Jeonghae knows exactly what’s happening. “She’s going to fill her heart with money, fame, and power,” she says.
And, at the board meeting, Janghwa tells the board members that although Princess’ inheritance was intended for charity, there’s a clause that permits the money to be used for a plausible business. The new branch is going to waste, she tells them, so she’s taking over the project. And she’s going to enter E-city into the Korean Food Expo (using Hongryeon’s old plan, and then taking all the credit).
The big shareholders are enthusiastic. And Janghwa is happy. “Things were complicated,” she says. “I couldn’t stand it, so I settled things in my own way.”
Little does Janghwa know that Hongryeon is going to be at the Food Expo, too.
Taeyun’s aide informs him that Janghwa is effectively taking over control of E-city, and that the shareholders seem to think that she has Taeyun’s approval. Even worse, she’s taking Hongryeon’s ideas, and presenting them as her own.
Taeyun doesn’t care. “We’ll remember how evil you were,” he tells Janghwa, “That’s how we’ll remember you.”
Janghwa shrugs it off. “I don’t care. You’re mine. You won’t be able to look at Hongryeon. You can’t be with her, ever.”
“And you’ll die without being loved,” Taeyun replies.
“You’ll beg before then,” Janghwa tells him. “You’ll beg when the baby is born. We’ll see who the winner is then.”
Suchan is at the Dragon House, and he’s almost in a daze, not knowing if he should tell Hongryeon about the events in Seoul. Hongryeon has been worrying about her bad dream, but Suchan (lying) tells her that he doesn't know, since he hasn’t been in contact with them. Nor does Hongryeon know that she’ll be going up against Janghwa in the Food Expo. Suchan tries to dissuade her from competing, but Hongryeon just laughs it off, saying she doesn’t care if she doesn’t win.
An angry Park Seokdu shows up at the E-city Food Court, doing his best gangster imitation by overturning tables and breaking things, and demanding to know Hongryeon’s whereabouts. No one knows, though – except Suchan’s sister, who found out that Suchan had just bought the Dragon House. And she tells Seokdu everything she knows . . .
The Food Expo is under way. Sara (Janghwa’s friend) is there, and Janghwa confides in her, saying that she won’t beg for Taeyun’s love any more. She’ll just get whatever she can get. And she instructs her staff to do whatever it takes to win first place. “We already have people on our side,” an aide tells her.
And then she sees Hongryeon, and Hongryeon sees her . . .
And “Queen Janghwa” is back. “I’d hoped we’d never meet again,” she sneers at Hongryeon, “but here we are. Taeyun put me in charge [not true – though the E-city people accompanying her seem to think so]. We’re entering the Food Expo.”
Janghwa is intimidating, and although Hongryeon seems nervous, she doesn’t flinch. “Yeah?” she says. “Then I guess we have to see other. I’m here for that.”
Hongryeon and Gongmi have their own booth promoting their new franchise. Hyunggu and Jeonghae enter (presumably to visit Janghwa) and they are astonished to see Hongryeon and Gongmi there. They excitedly greet them, and Hyunggu comments that he’s not sure now who to cheer for, Hongryeon or E-city (a comment that makes Gongmi scowl). But, when Hongryeon leaves to use the restroom, Gongmi asks them not to mention anything about Taeyun or E-city. Hongryeon is having a tough time as it is, she tells them.
Hongryeon runs into Janghwa in the restroom. Janghwa tells Hongryeon that Princess is awake, and (lying again) that she’s doing fine. Hongryeon is thrilled at the news, but Janghwa dampens her mood by telling her that Princess doesn’t even remember her. All Princess cares about now, she says, is the new grandchild that’s on the way. And, Janghwa adds, how arrogant of her to think that everything would just fall apart because she left. Things are going well, she says, now that she’s gone. “There is no place for you in our family, so stop calling her ‘Mother,’” she tells her.
Later, Hongryeon cries about it. “I should be happy that everyone is fine without me. But why do I feel so sad?”
At the hospital, Princess – still barely alive – is seen crying again. Her dying wish, it seems, is to see Hongryeon again. Aunt knows that she’s suffering, but when she asks Taeyun to bring Hongryeon, Taeyun asks her, how selfish can they possibly be? Are they really going to ask Hongryeon to come to comfort Princess, and then tell her to leave and never come back as soon as Princess dies?
So, Aunt takes it upon herself to find Hongryeon – but where could she be? She tells Janghwa that she can’t stand to see Princess like that, and that she wants to bring Hongryeon to see her. “I won’t be able to face her after I die,” she tells Janghwa. But Janghwa insists that nobody knows where Hongryeon is.
Aunt meets up with Hyunggu and Jeonghae a while later, and she asks them about it. They refuse to say anything at first, but Jeonghae finally tells Aunt that she’s at the Food Expo in Seoul, and that she’s even competing against Janghwa. “She’s running into Janghwa all the time,” Jeonghae tells Aunt. “We feel so sorry for her.”
And Aunt now realizes that Janghwa has lied to her . . .
A very angry Park Seokdu shows up at the Dragon House, beating at the front gate, and demanding to see Hongryeon. Only the kids are home, and they fearfully try hiding under a table. Fortunately, a neighbor woman comes by, and she tells Seokdu that Hongryeon has gone to Seoul for a few days. Seokdu leaves – for now.
Janghwa sternly instructs her staff that Hongryeon can’t be involved again with E-city. “Don’t tell anyone you saw Hongryeon, or know where she is,” she tells them. So, when Aunt asks Janghwa’s secretary to take her to the Dragon House, the secretary mumbles something about having “too much work to do at the office.”
Aunt suspects that the secretary is lying, so she summons Janghwa.
Aunt: “I know you saw her at the Food Expo. I know how you feel, but you overstepped your bounds by controlling the secretary.”
Janghwa: “I don’t want Hongryeon to come.”
Aunt: “Are your feelings more important than someone who is dying? Will you take me to the Dragon House, or will you get someone who knows?”
Gongmi is back at the Dragon House, where the neighbor woman informs her that Park Seokdu had come by. And (thanks to the neighbor) she also learns that Nice Guy Suchan’s sister was the one who directed him there!
And, shortly afterwards, they have another visitor: Aunt.
Aunt is nervously contrite, but Gongmi is in no mood for this unwanted guest. “Get out. Nobody from Electron City is allowed to set foot here. Forget it. You kicked her out. Why did you come here? I don’t care what your reason is. Leave before I spray you with water.” Before Aunt gets doused, though, Hongryeon shows up, and Aunt tells her that Princess is dying.
Gongmi urges her not to go. “What did they do for you? They were so cruel to you. Let Aunt and Janghwa do whatever they want to do. How dare she come here? Kick her out.”
Aunt is waiting outside, and hearing everything that’s being said. And she’s unhappy with what she’s hearing – because she knows it’s all true.
But Hongryeon responds: “If you don’t understand how I feel, you don’t know my relationship with Mother. If I abandon her because I’m upset, I can’t say we’re family. If she needs me, I’ll go.”
Hongryeon arrives at the hospital with Aunt, where she sits bedside with Princess. Princess immediately recognizes her, smiles at her, and calls her “daughter.” Princess then falls asleep – and it’s the first peaceful sleep she’s had since she regained consciousness.
And Aunt has seen Hongryeon’s true sincerity, and she seems to have been genuinely moved by it.
Suchan returns home. Gongmi had told him that his sister (the bad singer) directed Park Seokdu to the Dragon House, and the sister admits that it’s true. He’s furious, and he angrily tells her that he’s breaking off all ties with her. “Don’t think of seeing me again,” he tells her.
Janghwa is pacing the house, worried about what Hongryeon might do at the hospital (especially since Taeyun has moved into a hospital room nearby, to be near his mother). When his aide tells him that Hongryeon was just there, he rushes to see her, but she’s already left.
Taeyun goes running outside, and he sees Hongryeon sobbing at the stairway leading down from the hospital entrance. She sees him, but they barely exchange a word. But, as they part, they think to themselves:
Taeyun: “I missed you. Didn’t you miss me?”
Hongryeon: “I missed you. I missed you so much.”
Taeyun: “I missed you, even in my dreams. I’m glad I saw you, but there’s nothing I can do.”
Hongryeon: “I missed you so much, but I can’t even tell you, and I have to leave again.”
Janghwa arrives on the scene just as Taeyun longingly watches Hongryeon depart. The last thing she wanted was for Taeyun and Hongryeon to meet again – but it’s happened nonetheless. She seems angry, nervous, and frightened – all at the same time.
It’s time to announce the winner of the Food Expo, and Janghwa is strutting about with total confidence. “The Ilsan branch president is good,” Sara says. “He has everything taken care of.” But then Sara asks her: “Do you want to win because of Hongryeon?”
Janghwa gives it to her straight. “Mother and Hongryeon met. Thanks to that, I didn’t get any sleep. I have to see her fail today, for a good night’s sleep.”
But, when the judging is announced, “Hongryeon’s Fried Rice” comes up the winner. (!) E-City finishes a close second - but in this contest, second place means nothing. Janghwa is steaming mad, and one of her aides explains things to her. “The judges were with us, but the voters couldn’t be controlled.”
Back at the E-city food court, everyone (aside from Janghwa, who was a no-show) is celebrating Hongryeon’s victory. But, Aunt calls just as the party is getting started, and she’s asking to see Hongryeon.
It’s fine with Hongryeon, since she wanted to say goodbye to Princess anyway, but when Hongryeon tries to leave the hospital room, poor Princess begins sobbing. And Aunt (who honestly doesn’t seem too crazy about the idea) takes Hongryeon aside, and she begs her to come by the hospital and visit as often as she can.
After Hongryeon leaves, Aunt calls for Janghwa, and she tells her that she wants Hongryeon to visit Princess frequently. Janghwa tells Aunt that she’s against it. “My pride will be hurt if Hongryeon comes,” she says.
Aunt is clearly starting to get irritated with Janghwa. “You’re not the only one worried about Hongryeon coming. Taeyun and I were both against it. Taeyun said he couldn’t ask Hongryeon to come. Hongryeon considered Taeyun’s feelings first, too. You’re the only one thinking about yourself!”
A very frustrated and irritated Janghwa goes off to confront Hongryeon (at Hyunggu’s and Jeonghae’s apartment, where she’s staying) and Janghwa leads right off with the insults. “Are you happy that you won?” Janghwa asks her. “I realized that you were meant to cook in a kitchen all your life. Are you glad Aunt asked you to care for Mother? Nursing sick people suits you. Take care of Mother. I’m going to live a leisurely life with Taeyun.”
Hongryeon fires right back. “You still haven’t changed. You still don’t know what a family is. You’re the only person that’s important to you. That’s why you and Mother can’t be family. You’ll qualify to talk about family when you care for someone more than yourself.”
Hongryeon’s words stung Janghwa, and when she returns to her parents’ home, she confesses to her mother. “I feel so pathetic,” she says. “I want to be honorable, but I don’t have anything. I only have an empty shell, and everyone knows it. Everyone will see that, and I’m scared.”
A very angry Park Seokdu telephones Hongryeon at the Dragon House. She tells him to come by and see her.
“Come and see you?” he says. “Fine, I will. You dare take my money? You know what will happen, right? Have a coffin ready.”
Gongmi is horrified that she told him to come by, but Hongryeon seems ready. “I planned this before I came. It’s time we ended this.”
But, what could Hongryeon have possibly planned to deal with this very violent and dangerous man?
Janghwa’s Boy-Toy meets up with Janghwa, for what he insists will be the very last time. He seems ready to give up, but before he leaves, he wants her assurance again that the baby she’s carrying isn’t his. Janghwa seems irritated at his question. “It’s not yours, it’s my husband’s,” she tells him. And Boy-Toy says that if that’s true, then he’ll leave.
But, Janghwa’s been having stomach pains, and as she’s leaving, she collapses right in front of Boy-Toy, and he rushes her to the hospital.
Janghwa gets checked over at the hospital, and the doctor tells her that the baby’s fine. But, the doctor also says that there’s one issue she needs to mention. “There is a discrepancy as to when you conceived. There is bleeding because the placenta is weak. That’s why you have stomach pains. What you thought was your last period was bleeding. You’re not two months pregnant. You’re four months pregnant.”
Which means . . . that the baby COULD be Boy-Toy’s after all??
In the secondary plotlines . . .
Actor Boy continues to get beaten up by the middle-aged “Cougar” he just married. His face is so black-and blue now, that he can’t even get acting jobs. Even worse, Hyunggu somehow uncovered word on the Cougar’s ex-husband. It seems he became disabled, and moved to America.
What worries Actor Boy is that his new bride told him that her ex-husband was dead. In reality, Actor Boy’s new bride is an alcoholic who repeatedly beat her ex-husband, and when he finally asked for a divorce, she attacked him with a pitchfork, permanently disabling him.
Actor Boy ultimately escapes to the Dragon House, and he exposes his bruised face to Gongmi (his honorable ex-wife). She’s horrified. It turns out that he brought his luggage with him, and he asks her if he can hide out there.
And Actor Boy’s middle-aged “Cougar” is on the prowl for him – and she’s carrying a club, just to make sure that he gets the point that she’s trying to make.
And Jeonghae confirms it: she’s infertile. She’s distressed and upset, and even more so because stupid Hyunggu (who doesn’t know anything about it) keeps excitedly talking about having lots of kids . . .
One minor correction: I had been calling Janghwa’s skinny friend “Junghae” in recent summaries, but it seems that I misread my own notes, as her name is actually written “Jeonghae.”
Post by jolson1933 on Jan 25, 2010 13:57:27 GMT -5
RE: SPOILER THREAD 133-137
Hello Mikey, GREAT!!! thanks again for the continuation. Just read it today. #133-137 There is a bit of a problem with this computer and things here in Holland are a little slow in the event it needs repairs. However,I will keep checking your posts. Great job again. I am getting a bit frustrated with Taeyun,is he really that weak, if so why would Hongryeon even put up with him..but if she did not, there would be no drama correct-then how would we spend our free time? it is Monday 25th Jan 8pm here. Have a nice day and evening, enjoy dinner, we had some strange Holland sausage not bad and ofcourse the eternal Dutch Cheese. Take care and looking forward to #138 thru (my son said he will take the computer to a Fix-it place tomorrow so I won't throw a tantrum for not being able to read the rest...Do I critize him for only watch SURFING day & Night NO!!!!! seriously thanks so very much Mikey for your effort on our behalf.
Post by soapygrams on Jan 25, 2010 14:22:45 GMT -5
Hi Mikey and THANK YOU again for your hard work.
Mysoju is HOPELESS - nothing seems to work and all the links are broken. They are also about 10-13 episodes behind your summaries. So your hardwork is definitely appreciated and NEEDED.
I am trying to understand Korean marital law. Jangwitch and Taeyoung are divorced; Taeyoung and Hongryeon. are married? Did they have a civil ceremony or the sort of hand-fasting type in a church I am so lost trying to understand Korean law. If the couple is divorced, why does the divorced spouse think he/she can still live in the marital home and demand all sorts of things?
And the NEW spouse gets thrown out? It truly makes no sense to me. Is this the LAW in Korea? or is this just for drama purposes? I'd really like to know.
I am glad that Aunt is finally seeing the TRUE Jangwitch; sure took her long enough! And Boy-Toy most probably IS the daddy. I wonder how Jangwitch will deal with that startling information? Try to lie about it? Get rid of the baby? No way to know how she'll react -
I am anxiously awaiting her undoing and also the riddance of Park Seokdu. They should have teamed up to rule the world - both of them are selfish losers.
I didn't follow this series but just wanted to thank mikey for being so generous with his time and posting summaries here. Seeing IE get yanked off the air and so many viewers get left in the lurch, I'm sympathetic to the viewers of this series who had the same thing happen to them. Doing these kinds of summaries isn't exactly tiddlywinks, so I appreciate mikey helping people out and making such a good contribution to the forum.
Thanks, everybody. I'm so happy you're enjoying the summaries.
Soapygrams, as I recall, Taeyun and Hongryeon were married in a church . . . but the marriage was never actually recorded at city hall. And Aunt made a big deal of them not registering their marriage until Janghwa's baby is born. So, as far as the government is concerned, they're still not "legally" married.
However, I do recall that Taeyun and Janghwa ARE legally divorced - so there's no good reason for her to even be there. So, it's just Janghwa's will and determination, Aunt's authority (especially in regards to the unborn baby) and Taeyun's weakness that's all working together for Janghwa's benefit.
I think the "new spouse" got thrown out on Aunt's orders. And yes, Taeyun is too nice for his own good. He really needs to stand up to her, but he sees her as a mother figure, and I guess it's not easy for him to defy her.
Post by jolson1933 on Jan 27, 2010 15:56:39 GMT -5
RE: SPOILER THREADS L&O thru #137
Hello Mikey, It is 9:30pm here in Holland Wed.27th Jan. I was checking to see if any further summaries had been posted. I read thru #137 GREAT. as I mentioned before. Will Check again in day or so, however I wanted to write something that perhaps all the nice people who post on this board can read - my feeling is that ALL OF US ON THIS BOARD SHOULD GIVE A LOUD AND LONG ROUND OF APPLAUSE to MIKEY for the OUTSTANDING JOB HE IS DOING IN OUR BEHALF POSTING all these SUMMARIES. I am sure it takes a major amount of time out of Mikey's schedule to watch L&O and then provide us with such an accurate account of what has been happening. therefore folks, PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER,(clap clap clap) AND LETS HEAR THE APPLAUS FOR MIKEY'S HARD WORK. I am sure you all agree correct? I now await the next SPOILER THREAD for #138 thru ?. Thank you every one for supporting my request for Mikey CLAP CLAP CLAP. Yes Taeyun is to nice for his own good and my gut feeling is that the baby is Toy-Boy's. will be interesting to see how aunt will react , will she finally see the light, perhaps not. Have a nice day Mikey.....and have a nice day to all you lovely people who post.
Well, it IS hard work at times, but I hardly need applause. We're such a relatively small community, and I'm happy to help out other K-drama fans when something disastrous (like Chicago's loss of KBS programming) happens.
One minor jolt: Wednesday's episode of L&O was un-subbed. I was worried that it was more KBS cost-cutting, but on Thursday the subs were back (whew!). So, it was only a minor setback, since I was able to figure out most of what happened when I saw Thursday's subbed episode.
Next summary should be posted Sunday night, or Monday morning.
Post by jolson1933 on Jan 30, 2010 11:41:55 GMT -5
RE: L&O ** SPOILER THREAD**
Thanks Mikey, just read your post in regard to the NEXT summary coming perhaps Sunday or Monday. Thank you very much. NO, I do NOT agree that you DON'T' need the APPLAUSE, I do think it is well deserved. Will check again on Monday for the next summary.
Thanks from the Netherlands -today it snowed (saturday) which it hardly ever does here-I thought I was back in Chicago. Have a nice weekend.
Well, I only got three episodes summarized this weekend but here goes.
I don’t want to get too far behind, so I hope to get last week’s Thursday and Friday episodes summarized and posted within a few days.
BTW, I saw today that Episode #150 is the final episode. . And yes, things are happening at a fast and furious rate in these last dozen episodes!
Love and Obsession – Episodes 138-140
Boy Toy, who had brought the pregnant Janghwa to the hospital earlier, is looking over Janghwa’s hospital bills (no good reason why, since he’s broke, and Janghwa is rich). The chatty nurse – thinking that Boy Toy is Janghwa’s husband – happily tells Boy Toy that Janghwa is four months pregnant.
Now, Boy Toy knows that the baby could be his after all. He tries to confront Janghwa on her way out, but she seems distressed, and she tells him that she doesn’t have time for him right now.
Janghwa heads for the mental hospital, where she corners the doctor who had treated her. How they could have guessed so wrongly about the date of conception, she asks? The doctor can only reply that, at the time, she was in no condition to intelligently answer questions about her pregnancy, so they could only guess at the conception date.
Janghwa’s worried. “I can’t be sure now,” she says to herself. She goes to her parents’ house, and collapses, asking her mom to assure her that everything’s fine, and that she doesn’t have to worry. Her mom doesn’t understand; she thinks that Janghwa is stressing over her MIL’s terminal illness.
But her mom does sense that something’s not right. “She’s not saying,” mom says, “but something is different.”
Back at the hospital, Hongryeon continues to nurse the critically ill “Princess.” Aunt is genuinely impressed with Hongryeon’s sincerity. “She’s fighting for her life every day,” she tells Hongryeon, “but she smiles when she sees you. Thank you, and I’m so sorry.”
Not that it changes things for Hongryeon. Because of the baby, Aunt is still backing Janghwa – but, at least, Aunt has finally come to know that Hongryeon isn’t the gold-digger she once thought.
As Hongryeon is leaving the hospital, though, she’s accosted by Janghwa’s angry father, who accuses her of ruining everything for Janghwa. He even comes close to slapping her – but as just as he begins, he see Taeyun at the door, watching. “Why are you taking it out on her!” Taeyun angrily tells him. “It’s over between us. Why are you treating her like this?”
Hongryeon is deeply hurt by Taeyun’s words, and she quietly leaves the room without saying anything. But Janghwa’s dad is happy with Taeyun’s assurances, and he rushes to tell Janghwa that she has nothing to worry about, after all.
Nice Guy Suchan stops by to speak with Taeyun. He tells Taeyun that Hongryeon is safe and sound at the Dragon House, and that she’s happy there. “She was free of painful memories, and her hometown seemed to embrace her,” he tells Taeyun.
Suchan leaves, and Taeyun is left pondering the news that Suchan brought. He loves Hongryeon – but he also knows that she’ll never be able to live peacefully in Seoul.
So, he goes to Janghwa’s parents’ house, and gives them a kind of ultimatum. He tells them that his mother won’t live much longer, and that the only person who can give her peace is Hongryeon. “You’ll get what you want,” he tells them. “I won’t abandon the baby. The baby will get everything.” But, there’s a condition: they must not confront Hongryeon again.
Janghwa’s father tells him that he’s “glad you understand,” but Janghwa becomes argumentative. “Do you think all I want is an inheritance for the baby?” she asks.
Janghwa’s father tells her to hush up (he’s offering her getting a fortune, after all) but Janghwa won’t quit. “Fine,” she says, “if you’re going to accept the baby, then come to the OB/GYN with me, like other fathers.”
Taeyun seems to have given up on life, and he instructs his aide to recruit a CEO for the company. “I’m going to quit after mother dies,” he tells him, “All of this is meaningless to me.”
Janghwa is getting a check-up at the hospital, when she requests a DNA test. It could be dangerous, she’s told, but she insists that they go ahead with it.
The next day, Janghwa gets a text message, informing her that "the test" is ready. But, Janghwa’s mother picks up her cell phone and sees the message, and though Janghwa insists that it’s nothing, her mom is suspicious that something’s not right.
She arrives at the hospital, and receives the news: Taeyun is NOT the father. And, as she’s holding the test results, who should arrive on the scene but Taeyun (who is keeping his promise to be with her at the OB/GYN). She stuffs the DNA results into her purse before Taeyun can see it
Suchan’s sister (the bad singer) hunts down Hongryeon. She confesses that she told Park Seokdu about her whereabouts, and that she sincerely apologizes for it. Hongryeon says it’s okay, since he would have found her sooner or later, anyway. And, as Suchan’s sister leaves, she realizes what a good woman Hongryeon is. “No wonder Suchan has no interest in other women,” she says to herself.
And where, before, she was doing everything to separate Suchan and Hongryeon, she now seems determined to bring them together!
Aunt arrives at Janghwa’s parents’ house, bringing gifts. And she’s delighted when she hears that Janghwa’s doctor is an old family friend of theirs (apparently, Janghwa didn’t know that). She insists that they all have a nice lunch together – an idea that doesn’t exactly thrill Janghwa, though she can hardly say no.
But, when Aunt leaves, Janghwa’s mother – who now knows the truth – tries to set her straight. “This isn’t right. You don’t think you can keep this hidden, do you?”
Janghwa is out buying baby clothes. Everything is settled between her and Boy Toy, she thinks – but little does she know that Boy Toy suspects the truth. And when Boy Toy calls, and requests a DNA test, Janghwa confidently tells him she’s fine with that.
Janghwa heads for the hospital, to see about removing the existing DNA test from her file. But just as she gets her hands on the file, Aunt arrives, excitedly talking about the three of them going out for lunch. Aunt asks about the documents on the chair next to Janghwa, and Janghwa (flustered and nervous) tells her that they’re not hers. And she departs the hospital – leaving the incriminating DNA test file behind, on the chair.
It turns out that the doctor hasn’t told Aunt about the DNA test. She only told her that Janghwa’s unborn baby had been tested for deformities. Why do such a dangerous test, Aunt asks Janghwa? Janghwa told her that she was worried about all the electroshock treatments she got. This satisfied Aunt, and the matter seemed closed.
Boy Toy comes to visit Janghwa’s parents, and after getting threatened and thrown out, Pig Dad gets the news too: Boy Toy is actually the daddy. And even Pig Dad thinks it’s time to give it up. “The heavens aren’t with you,” he tells Janghwa. “They’re saying you don’t belong with Taeyun. There’s no answer.”
Janghwa doesn’t agree. “I’ll just register the baby on his family register. He’ll become attached. I have to do this until I can register the baby. I can do this.”
And then – she realizes that she left the DNA test on the chair at the hospital!
A miserable Taeyun is drinking, alone, and an aide is trying to bring him home. He gets as far as the car, when Taeyun gets out his cell phone, and he calls Hongryeon. He mutters something about coming to see her, and then orders his aide to take him to the Dragon House.
“What am I doing?” Hongryeon asks herself, as she waits outside the Dragon House, in the evening darkness. “Why am I waiting for him?”
Taeyun finally arrives, only partly sober by now, and he hugs her. “I love you so much. I want to stay with you and hold you. What will I do?” Hongryeon breaks the hug, telling him that they can’t do this, but he just hugs her again.
The next morning, Aunt wonders: “Where’s Taeyun?” The housekeeper tells her that he came home drunk a few hours ago, and that he had gone to “Chung Cheong” during the night (it doesn’t appear that Aunt knows that Chung Cheong is Hongryeon’s hometown).
Janghwa is in a mad rush to get to the hospital, to retrieve the file she left behind. But, by chance, Boy Toy is there, too, asking about Janghwa. The chatty, good-natured nurse recognizes Boy Toy as the man who brought Janghwa in that night, and – knowing that Janghwa’s looking for the file – she thinks that he’s there to get it for her.
And Janghwa arrives just in time to see Boy Toy reading over her file.
Boy Toy now knows the truth, but Janghwa dashes off before he can stop her.
Park Seokdu shows up at the Dragon House with one of his gangster buddies, apparently eager to beat Hongryeon into submission.
Surprise! Hongryeon has some gangsters of her own waiting for them – and they seem all too familiar with Park Seokdu. He’s taken to a dark warehouse, where some Mob Boss is waiting.
Seokdu is sniveling before him. “How did such a coward ever think of stealing from me?” the Boss asks. “I lent you the money to file the suit because you said you’d get the money. You spent all that, and then you took the money Kang Taeyun gave you, too?” (So now, we finally know how Seokdu was able to hire all those lawyers to challenge Hongryeon in court).
Seokdu wails that the money is in Gilran’s name, so he can’t access it – which only earns him a further beating. And, as he’s being beaten, he gets a cell phone call – from Janghwa.
Boy Toy returns to Janghwa’s parents’ house, to speak with the parents. Though they’re (understandably) hostile, he’s respectful towards them.
And then, who should show but Aunt, bringing baby gifts! The parents explain that Boy Toy is a cousin of theirs, and that he’s just visiting.
A beaten-up Park Seokdu is out on the streets again, tailing Boy Toy in his car. He sees a chance, floors the accelerator, and charges at Boy Toy at full speed.
Boy Toy jumps as the car approaches, and though he gets knocked down, he’s not badly hurt. And Boy Toy rises from the pavement just in time to see that Seokdu was the driver.
Boy Toy immediately suspects that Janghwa must have hired him to do the job. Angry and tearful, he calls Janghwa, and he tells her that he knows that she tried to have him killed.
Hongryeon is nearby, and she sees the agitated Boy Toy (who, remember, is actually her older brother) walking quickly out the door. She doesn’t know why he’s so angry, but she catches up with him, and tries to calm him down. And then Boy Toy tells her that he’s the father of Janghwa’s baby, not Taeyun.
In the secondary plotlines . . .
Actor Boy (still at the Dragon House) is gorging himself with Gongmi’s good home cooking. Battered and bruised, he’s so pitiful that even Gongmi feels sorry for him. Still, she still tells him “I don’t know why you got beaten up and starved, but go home.” Worried and emotional, he jumps up and gives Gongmi a hug.
And Actor Boy’s “Cougar” suddenly bursts into the Dragon House, and starts snapping photos of the two embracing. “Things are going to get interesting in about an hour,” she grins at them.
Sure enough, the police soon arrive with the photos. “Cougar” has accused them of adultery, and she has filed charges against them.
Jeonghae, distressed over the news that she’s infertile, tells Hyunggu that she wants a separation. They’re not meant for each other, she tells him. Hyunggu (knowing nothing about Jeonghae’s condition) is shocked that she’d take their marriage so lightly, and he angrily packs his bags to leave. But, as he’s packing, he accidentally uncovers Jeonghae’s medical report – and he finally understands why she’s so hurt and depressed. But, he leaves anyway.
Jeonghae is doubly depressed now: not only over her infertility, but that Hyunggu actually left her. She decides to move in with Hongryeon and Gongmi at the Dragon House.
The two bad husbands (Actor Boy and Hyunggu) show up at the Dragon House, begging forgiveness from their wives. Gongmi sees how badly Actor Boy’s been beaten up, and she’s sympathetic, but with criminal charges for adultery pending, she’s hardly anxious to see him. Jeonghae and Hyunggu have a long (but, apparently, not too productive) talk.
again thanks much..just read your post for Epos. 138 & 140...great job as always. I will be sad when this drama ends because I am not in Chicago. However, in the event there is a NEW drama and you are doing the summaries, I am sure I will know what is going on by reading your posts. Its 1 Feb & 5:15 pm here in Holland. Guess what? I will give you a days rest and not bug you with my silly questions & comments. Smile, it is your lucky day.
;D Kamsa hamnida Mikey! Will Aunt EVER find out that JangWitch is having another man's baby? And how convoluted is that? It's Hongryeon's BROTHER who's the daddy and that makes Hongryeon the baby's aunt, and since she and Taeyoung are married, he's the baby's uncle. Talk about a web of deceit .
I do miss seeing all the action and was able to access Eps 134 on Mysoju but that's the last episode on the site. Your summaries are so complete and accurate. Please know I truly do understand all the work you have undertaken on our behalf; it certainly is most appreciated.
Stay well and I am looking forward to the forthcoming summaries. Thanks again.