Hello Mikey, I am Jolson 1933,,also am very new to this computer stuff and writing,I have attempted to get onto this site and always have problems -because I am not the computer wiz you people all are. however, right now I somehow wound up on the site. I am normally in Chicago but currenly am writing this from the Netherlands it is Sunday 4th of Jan.2010 @9pm (we are 7 hours ahead of Chicago. I just read all your comments about the Drama (I do Apologize I have not yet learned the proper LINGO all you nice fans use-hopefully I will in the future, but so you do not feel sorry for me, I do know how to use Pencil, pen, paper, and guess what? I know how to turn on the TV set. Anyhow, I was not getting the drama on Ch.41 as all you Chicago fans know and I have no means of watching it anywhere (as far as I know) so when I hit upon your description of what is going on in the Drama as of now I was so happy to catch up. It is remarkable and so very kind of you to go to all the trouble it must be to let all us fans know what is going on CONGRATULATION MIKEY for an OUTSTANDING job you have done. I will try to check this site again (if I can find it again) to see the progress of the Drama. Once again Thank you so very much, finally I get a little rest from having to wonder how the Drama was progressing. As for the next few minutes, I shall go to the Website and see a few scenes from my favorite show and MOST FAVORITE ACTOR Mr. Choi Soo Jong. No I am not a teeny bobber, my grandson is already 7 Years old (just in case you wondered why I must pine over CSJ. Thanks again Mikey, hope you had a nice New Year.
Thank you so much for your kind words, Jolson1933. As you’re noticed, working with computers isn't as easy as it looks.
There are a lot of web browsers, but most people use Internet Explorer. If that’s what you have, the next time you find yourself on the Chicago board, click on the word Favorites (it’s somewhere in the top area of the window).
A menu should drop down, with one of the choices being Add to Favorites. If you click on this, it will automatically show something like “Chicago Korean Drama Fan Club.”
Then, click on OK and it will add the Chicago Korean website to your list.
If this works, then next time, just click on Favorites, and then click on Chicago Korean Drama Fan Club, and the computer will take you right here!
Love and Obsession – Episodes 118-122
Taeyun begins visiting Janghwa at the mental hospital. But, after a few visits, he admits that just can’t keep seeing her, because he has no idea why he’s doing this. It seems like it’s probably the last time he will ever visit Janghwa.
Indeed, Taeyun later tells Janghwa’s parents that he’s abandoning the child. It’s just too hard for him, he tells them, and he won’t be visiting her any more.
Hongryeon meets Park Seokdu in court. The judge doesn’t see any way that he can deny Seokdu his parental rights, but he does order that Gilran be brought into court next session, so he can question her about it.
Seokdu sneers, “I’m the man for you. It’s your destiny.”
Although Hongryeon doesn’t say anything, she seems to be giving up on Taeyun. She prepares him a huge breakfast (first time ever) and after Taeyun enjoys it and leaves for work, she packs her things up, and leaves the house with Gilran. Gilran is upset that they’re leaving, but Hongryeon tells her that they will come back some day, “when it doesn’t hurt any more.”
Before long, everyone knows that Hongryeon has run away, and Taeyun has his whole group searching for her. But Nice Guy Suchan seems to know where she might be going, and when he locates her at her mother’s gravesite, he phones Taeyun and lets him know where she’s at.
Taeyun arrives just as the bus is taking her away. He jumps in front of the bus (nearly getting himself run over) and then he drags Hongryeon and Gilran out.
He’s furious. “Didn’t you just promise that you’d never leave my side?” he asks her (he’s right, too). She hasn’t much of an answer for him, so he takes her to his country cottage, a place few people know about, where she can hide out for a while without distractions.
As she settles in, he tells her that there’s a small church nearby, and that he wants to get married. But, he won’t force her. She has the choice of staying, or going. But he will be waiting at the nearby church, as long as it takes, until she decides.
And, as Taeyun nervously waits alone in the little church, Hongryeon makes her choice: she decides to leave. But, as she’s boarding the bus, her luggage comes apart. As she’s hurriedly repacking her things, she sees the ring Taeyun gave her. And next thing you know . . . she shows up at the little church! She tells Taeyun (tearfully) “I couldn’t leave. What will I do?”
And Taeyun and Hongryeon are married at that little church, with a few locals serving as witnesses.
Janghwa, meanwhile, is getting violent. The doctors even have to strap her to the bed. Her mother wonders if she somehow senses that Taeyun and Hongryeon are getting married.
So, Janghwa’s Pig Father tries his last, desperate move. He telephones Taeyun’s aunt, who is living in America. Taeyun’s aunt always adored Janghwa, and upon hearing the Pig Dad’s story (that a crafty vixen named Hongryeon has stolen away Taeyun, and that Janghwa went insane as a result) she promises to rush back to Korea to correct things.
Taeyun hears that his Aunt has arrived in Korea, and he seems a little intimidated. She was like a mom and a dad to him, he says, though he adds that she’s “a little old fashioned.” Hongryeon – not knowing that Janghwa's father has already made contact with her – tells Taeyun that she hopes Aunt will like her.
Park Seokdu senses that he’s being followed. He’s right, and some black-suited guys grab him and start questioning him. Turns out, though, that they’re not interested in him. They say they’re working for someone who “doesn’t want Hongryeon to receive the inheritance.”
Aunt finally confronts Hongryeon, accusing her of craving the E-city assets. Hongryeon (shocked) says that of course she isn’t. Aunt orders Hongryeon to move her things back upstairs, to her separate bedroom (to make sure that they won’t be sleeping together).
She then goes to Taeyun, and (in a very friendly manner) tells him that she spoke with Hongryeon. She says that she can tell that Hongryeon has a warm side to her, and that she knows that she didn’t marry him for his money. But . . . she also tells him that they shouldn’t register their marriage, or sleep in the same bed, until Janghwa has the baby, and until he registers the baby as his first child. If Hongryeon truly loves Taeyun, she tells them, she has to accept Janghwa’s baby, and raise it herself. Janghwa, after all, is sick, and can’t do it herself.
But, once they’re alone together, Aunt is again ice cold to Hongryeon, slapping her, and telling her not to get near Taeyun until the baby is born.
So, it looks like her friendliness towards Hongryeon (whenever they’re in front of Taeyun) is just an act.
Taeyun has to leave for a few days on a business trip – meaning that Aunt will have Hongryeon all to herself. And, as soon as Taeyun leaves, Aunt has Janghwa brought back home, and she insists that Hongryeon take care of her. “Janghwa is my guest,” she sternly tells Hongryeon. And Aunt orders Hongryeon to prepare Janghwa’s favorite foods, and to help feed her.
“Let’s see how long you can stand this,” Aunt says to herself.
Not making things any easier is the fact that Janghwa (who has the mentality of a five-year-old) is still treating Hongryeon as if she was her Best Friend Forever. And Janghwa also tells Hongryeon that she’s waiting for someone: a man named Kang Taeyun, who (she says) just won an award for a new anti-virus program.
Gongmi tells Hongryeon that Aunt is acting as if she’ll accept her – but what if she never does? Hongryeon can only answer “If I’m told to do something, I have to do it. Aunt knows that. And I’m going to hang in there, even if it drives me crazy.”
Gongmi’s worries are well founded. Aunt later says to herself (in a sneering manner) “Not just any woman can become a member of our family. Hongryeon won’t last ten days.”
When Taeyun returns from his business trip, Hongryeon meets him at the E-city office. Hongryeon is obviously intimidated by Taeyun’s aunt, and she assures Taeyun that "everything’s fine."
The next day, Aunt invites Hongryeon to go shopping with her at E-city. That sounds okay . . . until she brings Janghwa along. And then Aunt goes about buying baby clothes for Janghwa, and ordering Hongryeon to carry all the bags!
Well, Aunt may have warned Hongryeon not to say anything to Taeyun, but half the people at E-city saw what was going on, including Nice Guy Suchan. Suchan finally goes to Taeyun and lets him know that Hongryeon is being poorly treated.
Taeyun doesn’t believe it, and when he confronts his Aunt about this, she tells him that she asked Hongryeon to care for Janghwa and raise her baby, and that Hongryeon said it was okay.
Of course, Taeyun senses that Hongryeon was forced into this. So, he plans for another “business trip,” insisting this time that Hongryeon come with him, since it involves the new store they’re building. Aunt initially says it’s fine with her – but when she gets alone with Hongryeon, she tells Hongryeon that there’s no way she’ll allow her to leave - and that she “hates tattletales.”
So, Hongryeon goes to Taeyun, and tells him to postpone the trip until Aunt returns to America. And Taeyun is miserable. He laments that he has so much, and yet he “can’t even make one woman happy.”
He returns home, late, and goes in to speak with Hongryeon. She’s asleep, and he speaks softly to her, asking if she’s okay. But, it turns out that it’s not Hongryeon who’s asleep in his bed – it’s Janghwa! Only now does Taeyun realize that Janghwa is back, and that she’s even been sleeping in his own bed!
In secondary plots, Gongmi and her actor husband sign the divorce papers. But actor husband’s first acting role was successful, and he arrives later to present gifts to the children. Gongmi isn’t pleased, telling him that he should just stay away, and send her alimony instead.
And his middle aged “Cougar” isn’t exactly pleased that he went rushing to see his kids, either. She confronts him, and demands that he marry her. Actor husband’s response: “Huh???”
Cougar has the wedding papers all ready to sign, and when he balks, she angrily accuses him of “using” her (which is slightly amusing, since it’s obvious that she’s the one who has been using the dumb and naïve actor husband all this time).
The mushrooms didn’t work, and Hyunggu is still impotent, so he decides to secretly leave Junghae. Junghae catches him going out the door, though, and she physically throws him back into the room (that skinny girl is a lot stronger than she looks).
And Hyunggu – impressed with Junghae’s loyalty – sells his fancy sports car, and buys her a big diamond ring!
Too bad this got moved to the "Off Air" section. Yes, I guess it's off the air in Chicago, but it's still running everywhere else.
I wonder if anyone's even going to read these summaries from now on?
Love and Obsession – Episodes 123-125
Taeyun (who is furious after discovering Janghwa asleep in his bed) begins to physically drag her out of the house, until Hongryeon begs him to calm down.
Aunt explains to him that Janghwa’s at home now, because she’s been doing dangerous things to herself (and her unborn baby) at the hospital, but that she’s calm here. Taeyun demands that she be taken back to the hospital, but Aunt insists that Janghwa won’t eat when she’s there.
Taeyun says that he’ll do anything Aunt asks of him – but he won’t allow Janghwa to live in his house. Aunt responds that she knows that Janghwa abandoned Princess, so she understands why he can’t forgive her, but they still need to protect the baby. And Aunt insists that Taeyun must obey her on this.
Park Seokdu drops in to discuss taking Gilran from Hongryeon. But, he tells Hongryeon that he might reconsider taking custody of her child – for $10 million, cash.
Taeyun returns the next day, with airplane tickets, and he tells Aunt to return to America tomorrow. Aunt is furious, and she heads straight for Hongryeon and slaps her (again!) telling Hongryeon that Taeyun has never disobeyed her, until now, and that Hongryeon is clearly to blame. And she adds that “You can’t be part of this family. I will never let it happen.”
Hongryeon finally goes to see Taeyun at his office, telling him that she “wants to show him something.” She takes him to the metal hospital, where they watch through a window as Janghwa is receiving electroshock treatment. Hongryeon admits that she’s not happy about the situation, but she tells him that she’d be even more unhappy if anything bad happened to the baby. She tells him that Janghwa doesn’t even know that she’s pregnant, so how could she not help her?
Later that night, Taeyun goes out drinking, alone, and Nice Guy Suchan finally hunts him down and brings him home. On the way, the drunken Taeyun apologizes to Suchan for not making Hongryeon happy, as he had promised.
Meanwhile, Janghwa’s doctor says that the electroshock treatment seems to be working, and that she’s clearly “getting better.” So, they ask, when will she be well? The doctor says that she will be “well” when she finally “remembers everything.”
Suchan, who is still broken-hearted over Hongryeon, now sees his chance to hook up with her. He buys the Dragon House, and then offers Hongryeon the chance to run away with him. But, she tells him that it’s too late – she’s already married to Taeyun. Too bad for Nice Guy Suchan (I guess nice guys always do finish last).
It seems now that there may be a way out for Hongryeon, in her battle with Park Seokdu. All she has to do is register her marriage to Taeyun, and then have Taeyun add Gilran to his family’s register.
While that seems simple enough, it can’t happen as long as Aunt is there. So, Hongryeon doesn't say anything about this to Taeyun.
***** Now, Janghwa is starting to have flashbacks. She’s remembering things, but she’s not completely understanding. And, in a biofeedback test at the hospital, Janghwa no longer shows any fear of her father. The doctor suggests that this proves that she’s making tremendous progress.
So, why can’t anyone see any improvement in her? The doctor can’t explain why.
Suchan finally tells Taeyun about Park Seokdu’s paternity suit. Taeyun knew nothing about it (another K-drama example of how so many issues could be solved if people would just communicate with each other). Taeyun doubts that Seokdu could be doing this alone, and orders his men to “find out who’s helping him.”
Later, Seokdu sneers to Hongryeon’s brother (Janghwa’s former Boy-Toy) that someone is investigating his lawyer, and that it shows how scared Hongryeon must be.
Hongryeon takes Janghwa to the E-city beauty shop (which Janghwa used to manage). She has more flashbacks, and she remembers more things. And then, in a moment of inattention, Janghwa suddenly disappears.
Janghwa heads for the roof of the building, where she threatens to jump. Everyone there realizes that only Taeyun can convince her not to jump, so he’s brought up to the roof to help. Taeyun finally takes her off the ledge, and she embraces him.
And suddenly, Janghwa remembers everything. She goes to embrace Hongryeon in a friendly manner, but as she does so, she says to herself, “Hongryeon, it’s over for you now.”
The old, evil Janghwa is back.
***** In the secondary storylines, Junghae (who is about to marry Hyunggu) is fretting over the Hongryeon/Seokdu custody battle. She asks Hyunggu if he has any children. Just look at Hongryeon, she says! Who wants trouble like that!
Apparently, he doesn’t have any unannounced kids, and they get married in a small, pleasant ceremony. But who crashes their wedding party but Gongmi’s ex-husband (the wannabe actor) accompanied by the middle-aged Cougar who stole him away from Gongmi. The Cougar delightedly flashes their marriage registration documents to the assembled crowd, which terribly upsets Junghae. She had only decided to marry Hyunggu because she saw what a “great marriage” Gongmi had!
Post by soapygrams on Jan 10, 2010 19:59:43 GMT -5
THANK YOU SO MUCH MIKEY! Yes there are many of us still interested in this show and we await your summaries eagerly. I think the mods decided to move this to OFF AIR because there was not much posting being done due to it not being broadcast on any channel in Chicago
I had been trying to follow it on Mysoju but gave up because so many of the episodes were unavailable.
I was so hoping that JangWitch would just jump off the roof -- on the other hand, I can't wait until the baby's DNA is tested to show that Mr. Boy-Toy is the father . . what a surprise for Auntie LOL - she doesn't even know about JangWitch's adultery, or does she think that it's okay?
How many episodes are there? I don't remember whether I read that it was 150 or in the `160s . . no matter. I so much appreciate your summaries and comments; thanks again . . ;D
If anyone is interested, I have been watching this onlline at AZNV.TV, you have to logon to watch the episodes and once I figured out how to do it, it has been great to get back into watching this drama.....
Well, I sure HOPE that the father of Janghwa’s kid is Boy-Toy! But, I’m just making some hopeful guessing here, because I don’t know for sure. If it’s true, though, it would certainly set things straight in a hurry (Aunt seems to love Janghwa, but her main concern is that Korean obsession about keeping the family bloodlines going. So, if turns out that the unborn baby isn’t even Taeyun’s, it’s a safe bet that her feelings for Janghwa will go sour in record time).
I've got no idea how many episodes are remaining. I'll poke around and try to figure that out.
Love and Obsession – Episodes 126 - 128
Janghwa tells her doctor that when she was on the roof contemplating suicide, she was feeling sorry for herself. She told him that she remembered everything: how she snuck into the house, how she tried to kill Princess, how she went to Hongryeon’s wedding. She doesn’t know why she did it, she just did it.
And she asks the doctor not to tell anyone about what she just said. For some reason, he agrees (if she’s still mentally ill, shouldn’t he tell Taeyun and her parents? And if she’s recovered, shouldn’t she be leaving the hospital)?
Taeyun calls Hongryeon, and (knowing that she’s badly stressed) he suggests they spend some time together at the cottage, just to get away from things for a while. Hongryeon is at home at the time (caring for Janghwa) and as she copies down the address, Janghwa listens in and secretly makes a note of the cottage’s address as well. And, just before the nurse arrives to transport Janghwa back to the hospital, Janghwa goes out by herself, hails a cab, and then sets off for the cottage.
And Hongryeon – thinking Janghwa’s gone back to the hospital – goes about getting herself ready to go to the cottage (where Taeyun is already waiting for her).
Later that afternoon, Taeyun is walking about the cottage, when he hears someone “singing.” Of course it’s Janghwa, still playing the Crazy Woman, and Taeyun brings her in, and calls her mother to come and get her. But Janghwa’s father tells the mother not to go, because Taeyun no longer hates Janghwa. He tells her that he feels sorry for her now, and if they spend time together, there’s a good chance that they’ll get back together.
So, as they’re waiting for Janghwa’s mother to arrive, Janghwa (intentionally) burns herself with some hot tea, and Taeyun feels obligated to tend to her burns and change her clothes. And as this is happening, Hongryeon and Gilran arrive at the cottage, and as Hongryeon approaches the cottage, she sees Taeyun and Janghwa (dressed in a bathrobe) together through the window.
Instead of going in, she turns around and heads for the little church where they were married. The priest recognizes them, and seeing Hongryeon’s distress, he suggests that flowers don’t become beautiful without effort and struggle.
Hongryeon understands that the message was meant for her, too. So, she returns to the cottage, and as she’s approaching, she gets a phone call from Taeyun. It’s starting to rain, he tells her, and so if she hasn’t left yet, maybe she should just stay home. Through the window, she sees that Janghwa and Taeyun are there together, even as he’s speaking with her on the phone.
“I guess I can’t become a flower,” Hongryeon says to herself, as she walks back to her car in the pouring rain. “I can’t even open the door and walk in.”
And, as Hongryeon is leaving, Taeyun thinks about a story where a man was married to an insane woman. “He couldn’t run away or leave her, and he suffered all his life. Do I have to live like this forever?” he asks himself.
Hongryeon arrives home, feverish and sick after having been drenched in the cold, pouring rain. Gongmi takes care of her, and she suggests that they return to their little hometown. “We made some money, and had some good times here, but I got divorced and you’re suffering. What did we gain? Seoul is an awful place when I think of all the pain it’s caused.” But, Hongryeon replies, “Will going back home solve everything?”
The housekeeper later tells Hongryeon that she saw Janghwa get into the cab by herself, and head off to the cottage. Doesn’t that mean that she’s okay, she asks? And it begins to dawn on Hongryeon that Janghwa might be putting on an act.
Hongryeon confronts Janghwa at the hospital, and she asks her straight-out, “You’re better, right?” Janghwa sits up and warmly embraces Hongryeon, and then softly whispers into her ear. “Why? What will you do if I am?”
So, Hongryeon now knows that Janghwa is faking it. She asks Janghwa to tell everyone that she doesn’t need her care anymore. Janghwa gives her a sneering look, and tells Hongryeon that she has to keep caring for her. “I’m pregnant, and I’m sick,” she says.
Back home, a saddened Hongryeon tells Gongmi everything. “I got caught in a trap,” she tells Gongmi. “I walked right into it, and I dragged Taeyun in, too. And I don’t know how to get out.”
***** Janghwa is back in Taeyun’s home again, and under Aunt’s watchful eyes, she tells Hongryeon to feed her. “Eat it yourself, or leave,” Hongryeon bitterly tells Janghwa. Aunt scolds Hongryeon vigorously, but Hongryeon insists that Janghwa doesn’t need help any more. Aunt doesn’t believe her, and she even accuses Hongryeon of having mistreated Princess in the same way, too.
***** Back at E-city, Taeyun’s assistant tells him that Hongryeon had left for the cottage early in the afternoon – and only then does Taeyun realize that Hongryeon must have seen Janghwa there, and then gone home alone. Even worse: Hongryeon knows that he lied to her.
***** Hongryeon goes to the hospital (where Janghwa is getting further treatment) and she tells Janghwa’s parents to stop sending her to the house. She tells them that she’s giving up on caring for Janghwa, and that she’s going to concentrate on caring for Taeyun and Princess instead.
But, Aunt comes by later, and when she’s told the news, she tells the parents “It’s not her house. Get Janghwa ready. I’ll show her what her position is.”
As this is happening, Hongryeon is back in court, facing Park Seokdu. The judge demands to see Gilran. Hongryeon says no, and the judge responds by lifting the restraining order against Seokdu. Seokdu is now allowed visitation rights, with the specifics to be determined in the next hearing.
Taeyun (who thought that the hearing was tomorrow) meets up later with Hongryeon. He’s not angry, so much as disappointed that she didn’t share her troubles with him. She says he has troubles enough, but that doesn’t satisfy him. “Why should you face that alone?” he asks her.
Hongryeon tells him that she couldn’t tell him about what was happening, because she had promised Aunt that Janghwa’s child would be first on his family register. Taeyun is furious – with himself – for again being so helpless and unable to do anything.
Hongryeon arrives home a while later, and walks into the bedroom to catch Janghwa cutting up her clothes. Hongryeon tries to drag her out of the bedroom, but Janghwa falls, and then starts groaning and clutching her stomach.
Aunt demands that Hongryeon apologize to Janghwa. Hongryeon initially refuses, but as she finally gets down on her knees to apologize, Taeyun walks in and sees what’s happening. He tells Hongryeon to forget it, grabs her hand, and drags her off to his room.
Hongryeon tells him that Janghwa’s fine, but that nobody believes her. But, she tells him that she’ll apologize anyway. It’s not a big deal, she tells him. But, Taeyun is dead set against it. “It’s not right,” he tells her.
The next day, Taeyun meets with Janghwa’s doctor. Taeyun asks specifically if Janghwa is better, but the doctor hedges and says that he won’t know until the first set of therapy is concluded (recall that the doctor already knows that Janghwa remembers everything – so why is he protecting her)
Later, the doctor tells everyone in Janghwa’s hospital room that Taeyun came by to see how she was doing. Janghwa’s parents are delighted: they’re sure that Taeyun came by because he was worried about Janghwa. Only Janghwa senses that he might be suspicious of her.
Park Seokdu is putting pressure on Hongryeon to come up with cash, as he’s threatening to take full advantage of the court mandated visitation rights. Hongryeon is in a panic, and about to rush to the school to withdraw Gilran before Seokdu gets there, but Aunt orders her to say at home with Janghwa. Once Aunt leaves, though, Hongryeon rushes out to get Gilran.
And Janghwa – alone at last – deliberately starts a small fire, and when Aunt arrives home and sees the room filled with smoke, she (of course) blames Hongryeon for abandoning Janghwa.
Taeyun meets up with Park Seokdu, asking him how much he wants in exchange for leaving Hongryeon alone. He says he doesn’t want much: just one-half of her inheritance ($5 million). Taeyun asks him that if he pays the money, will he leave Hongryeon alone forever? Seokdu says yes, and Taeyun angrily tells him that if he breaks his word, he won’t just settle things “with money or the law.”
Seokdu laughs at him.
Back home, Aunt is doting over Janghwa, while also fuming at Hongryeon. But, for a few moments, Hongryeon and Janghwa are alone in the kitchen, and they’re engaged in a nasty little verbal argument just as the housekeeper walks in and hears everything.
The housekeeper now knows that Janghwa’s faking it, too. But, she’s so afraid of Aunt that she won’t say anything to support Hongryeon.
And then, Park Seokdu calls Hongryeon on her cell phone. Aunt grabs the phone and listens as Seokdu laughingly tells Hongryeon about all the money Taeyun is giving him. And, from that, Aunt concludes that Hongryeon and Seokdu are working together to squeeze money out of Taeyun – and she orders Hongryeon removed from the house.
She loads up all of Hongryeon’s belongings into suitcases, and then has Janghwa’s father throw her into the street.
Taeyun arrives soon afterwards to find Hongryeon outside the gate, crying. He enters, orders Janghwa and her parents out, and speaks harshly with Aunt. But Aunt won’t budge. She tells him that Hongryeon is the source of all his troubles, and that it’s time to let her go.
In the secondary storylines, just-married Junghae and Hyunggu are already bickering. The struggle gets intense, and Junghae grabs Hyunggu by the hair and starts dragging him along the floor (for such a skinny girl, she’s amazingly strong). And, as she does, his eyes light up, and he says that he “feels something.”
They wind up under the sheets, with Hyunggu’s impotence apparently cured by Junghae’s rough behavior.
Later, Junghae awakens from a weird dream. It was something about taking a bath, and seeing a goldfish in the bath with her. And the goldfish looked exactly like Hyunggu! The have a few moments of laughter together, until the frightening possibility dawns on them: what if that was a conception dream???
More rough female behavior, this time from the middle-aged “Cougar” who ensnared the wannabe actor, as she gets herself into a drunken state and beats up wannabe actor pretty good (landing him a black eye). She apologizes profusely once she sobers up, but actor boy is shocked and horrified. “Who’s going to believe that I got beaten as soon as I got married?” he asks her. She presents him with money (an “allowance”) as a token of regret, which he secretly hands over to Gongmi for child support. She asks him about the dark glasses he’s wearing, and he claims he’s become so popular that he needs to disguise himself.
The next day, the Cougar asks him where his “allowance” went. When he admits that he offered it as child support, she beats him up again (I’d almost feel sorry for Wannabe Actor Boy, were it not for the fact that he walked away from a good woman like Gongmi to be with that lunatic).
Post by soapygrams on Jan 12, 2010 15:41:39 GMT -5
Thanks so much Mikey - really appreciate your summaries.
JangWitch sure leads a charmed life - she gets away with so much and has such an evil heart. I sure hope she does not find redemption but rather has to suffer for all the misery she has caused other people.
I'm sort of glad I'm not SEEING it on my TV because I think I'd end up smacking her and breaking my TV in the process. Now I can just cuss her out LOL . .
Please keep 'em coming as many others besides me will keep on reading them and appreciating your hard work on our behalf. Thanks again. ;D
Hongryeon arrives at Gongmi’s house. She has been thrown out of Taeyun’s house by Aunt – and Taeyun did nothing to stop her from leaving (what a wimp). “I wanted him to stop me, I wanted him to ask me to stay,” Hongryeon sadly tells Gongmi.
Gongmi again tries to get Hongryeon to leave Seoul. “I have nothing left in Seoul,” Gongmi tells her. “I’m sick of it.” But Hongryeon, who is listless and feverish, still shakes her head “no.”
Aunt speaks with Taeyun at the E-city office. “I thought a lot about kicking her out,” Aunt tells him. “It’s the best thing to do.” Taeyun doesn’t answer her. He just sits there and mopes (again, what a wimp. He was a bit of a mamma’s boy from the beginning, but that could be understood, since his mother was helpless and senile. But boy, he sure is letting his bossy Aunt rule the roost now).
Later, at the hospital, Janghwa’s father is overjoyed that Hongryeon’s been tossed out. Aunt assures him that Taeyun will come around, just as soon as he holds his baby.
Hongryeon – still not particularly healthy – goes to the hospital to plead with Janghwa. “I can’t break up with Taeyun,” she tells Janghwa. “I can’t live without him. He’s the first and only man I ever loved.”
Janghwa doesn’t answer, and Janghwa’s father then removes her from the hospital room. But later, Janghwa meets with Sara (the manager of the E-city beauty shop) and asks that she be taken to meet with Hongryeon.
They meet at Jongmi’s place, and Janghwa explains things to Hongryeon, “I have a baby. Me and my baby are waiting for Taeyun. We’re a family. I’m not pretending to be sick to trick people. It’s to protect my family. So, you give up.”
Hongryeon replies, “What’s a family to you? You gave up on that. You abandoned his mother, and you had an affair with another man. Isn’t Taeyun family to you?”
Janghwa concedes that Princess isn’t her family . . . but that Taeyun and her baby are. So, she tells Hongryeon again to “just leave.”
Nice Guy Suchan tries to comfort Hongryeon. You did all you could, he tells her. Just forget it and go back home. And a very depressed Hongryeon says to herself that “Everyone is telling me to give up. Nobody is telling me to hold on to him . . .”
Hongryeon decides to give Taeyun one last chance, handing her ring to Gongmi, and telling Gongmi to tell Taeyun to meet her that night, and give the ring back to her.
Meanwhile, Janghwa has locked herself in her hospital room. As her family is trying to get her out, she’s promising herself that “I’ll do anything,” if only Taeyun comes back to her. And that evening, Janghwa’s parents repeatedly keep calling Taeyun at his E-city office. And, as nightfall approaches, Taeyun finally decides to leave.
Hongryeon is waiting for him, outside in the dark, where she knows Taeyun will find her. And, from afar, we see Taeyun looking at Hongryeon.
And then, Taeyun leaves, and heads for the hospital . . .
And Hongryeon is remains there alone in the dark, still waiting for Taeyun, when finally Suchan shows up, and he tells her that Taeyun is not coming.
Back at Gongmi’s Hongryeon hasn’t eaten in three days. She doesn’t leave the bed, nor does she talk. All she does is sleep.
But, on the fourth day, Hongryeon finally tells Gongmi that if they’re going to leave Seoul, they should leave right away. But she’s still depressed, since she had promised herself that she’d return a success, and it’s so hard for her to go home a failure.
Janghwa is back at the hospital, and she’s now remarkably well. Why, she seems perfectly healthy now! Aunt suggests that she get outpatient treatment, and the doctor seems agreeable to the idea.
Taeyun decides to go through with the $5 million payment to Park Seokdu, telling his aide that it’s the only thing he can do for Hongryeon right now. Hongryeon, hearing about it later, is surprised that Taeyun paid the money (which was, after all, more or less extortion). But Hongryeon’s brother (Janghwa’s Boy-Toy) cautions Hongryeon that even with Taeyun’s cash payment, Seokdu will never leave her alone. “Hide well, if you’re going to hide,” he warns her.
Hongryeon is just about to return to her hometown, but she wants to see Princess (who, after all this time, is still unconscious) before she leaves. But Aunt doesn’t allow her to visit. She’s not family, she tells her.
Hongryeon asks Aunt why she thinks that a DIL who abandons her MIL is “family,” while someone who loves Princess with all her heart is not. Aunt says nothing, but when Hongryeon leaves, it’s clear that Aunt was stung by Hongryeon’s words.
Hongryeon calls an E-city board meeting, and she tells the board members that she’s quitting. She tells the directors that she’s quitting for personal reasons, and that she’s signed away her $10 million inheritance (which will, instead, be used for scholarships). She also gives Princess the final legal authority over the inheritance, when she wakes up. And then Hongryeon leaves the boardroom, and walks away crying.
Taeyun was present at the board meeting. He didn’t say a single word.
Janghwa is fine now, and she has returned to her parents’ home to live. And the first thing she requests is . . . to see Princess, and apologize?
Yes, Janghwa says that she’s going to change now, and become a good person.
Taeyun is there at the hospital, tending to his mother, when Janghwa arrives. And, out of the blue, Princess’ hand begins to move. She’s beginning to regain consciousness!
Princess can’t talk, but she can recognize people, and blink her eyes. Everyone there is happy and delighted . . . except for Janghwa, who seems concerned.
But no one bothers to call Hongryeon, to let her know that Princess is awake.
Janghwa, who tells everyone that she’s going to start over from the very beginning, gets on her knees and apologizes to Princess, promising to take care of her from now on. Aunt later asks Taeyun to be as forgiving, but he curtly tells her that the only thing he cares about right now is his mother’s recovery.
Aunt welcomes Janghwa back into Taeyun’s home, and Janghwa immediately goes to the kitchen, and attempts to cook dinner for the family (though she even has to ask the housekeeper how to cook rice). Aunt is delighted and appreciative, but Taeyun refuses to even eat what she tried to cook. Aunt tells Taeyun that she’s trying so hard, and even taking care of his mother, but he tells her that he’s not interested in anything that Janghwa might do.
Aunt, though, is delighted with Janghwa’s transformation into a Good Girl, and she gives Janghwa her credit card, telling her to go out tomorrow and enjoy doing some shopping. Janghwa initially balks at the offer, but Aunt is insists, so she hesitantly accepts it.
But, it’s also obvious that Janghwa is quickly getting worn out from trying to be “good” – and it’s only been her first day of trying!
***** Hongryeon and Gongmi have left Seoul, and they are at the beach with their kids. And even Hongryeon seems to be having a good time. “Remember him if you want, and cry if you want,” Gongmi tells her. “You’ll be okay in time.”
And, from a distance, Nice Guy Suchan is watching them, and promising to protect them.
***** The next day, Janghwa goes to the E-city beauty shop, ordering the girl there to do her hair. And then, armed with Aunt’s credit card, she goes shopping.
She only buys one (expensive) handbag, but Junghae and Hyunggu come by, and see her shopping instead of caring for her sick MIL. “She hasn’t changed after all,” Junghae says.
But, after her morning of shopping, Janghwa does go to the hospital, and she does tend to Princess. But now, it’s drudgery for her. She initially demands help – and then she withdraws the order, telling herself that she has to change, and become a good person.
But, the next day, Janghwa demands a credit card from Sara (the beauty shop manager) so she can do some more shopping. She can’t use Aunt’s card any more, since she knows that Aunt wouldn’t approve. She tells Sara that she will still continue to nurse Princess, but that she needs to shop to relieve her stress.
And this time, she goes crazy, buying everything in the store. Junghae (still hanging out at E-city) approaches Janghwa, and tells her straight-out that Aunt will have a fit if she finds out that she’s gone on a shopping spree. Janghwa says she won’t find out.
Janghwa heads off with the haul from her E-city shopping spree to Boy-Toy’s apartment, where she dumps off all the things she just bought (since she doesn’t want Aunt to see them). “Is it that hard for a person to change?” she asks herself. She tells Boy-Toy that she feels like she’s “going to explode.”
But, when Janghwa gags on a bite of food, Boy-Toy wonders: “Is she pregnant?”
Princess is relapsing. The doctor thinks she’s suffered a minor stroke. He asks where Hongryeon is, since she had taken such good care of her in the past. Aunt sternly tells the doctor that Hongryeon isn’t needed any more, because the DIL is here to care for her now.
And Janghwa is indeed still caring for Princess, though she’s obviously only going through the motions now. “Just wait and see. I’ll show everyone,” she says. But the beauty shop manager – who knows Janghwa all too well – thinks otherwise. “You don’t care for her from the heart,” she tells Janghwa. “You won’t last long. Hongryeon was able to do it because it came from her heart.”
Boy-Toy approaches Sara (the beauty shop manager) and asks her point-blank if Janghwa is pregnant. She says she’ll only tell him because it will help him to forget her. Yes, she says, Janghwa is pregnant with Taeyun’s child. They’re starting up a family, she says, and it’s time that he gave up on her, and moved on.
Boy-Toy – who seems to know something that Sara doesn’t – leaves without further comment.
Janghwa is caring for Princess, but it’s midday, and she’s had enough. Nursing someone is hard work, and Janghwa heads off to get a massage, leaving her parents to watch over Princess. But, as she’s getting the massage, her cell phone rings. It’s Aunt, and she’s on her way to the hospital to check on things. Janghwa gets dressed in record time, and rushes to the hospital just moments before Aunt arrives. “Just look at you, you’re so sweaty, and working so hard!” Aunt exclaims. Aunt offers to hire her some help, but Janghwa refuses, telling her that she has to endure this to convince Taeyun.
Park Seokdu is checking his bank account by computer, in the presence of some gangster-looking guy. His account balance shows “zero.” He’s furious! Where did the $5 million go!?!?!?!
It’s “Founder’s Day” at E-city, and Taeyun (the founder) is expected to host a grand dinner for all the company VIP’s. Taeyun is in no mood for a party, but his aide convinces him that it’s a must-do. So he heads off to the dinner.
Aunt also feels it’s a must-do, and she tells Janghwa to take the evening off from nursing Princess, and attend the dinner gathering. She does, and Taeyun is stunned when he sees her walk in. He graciously tells his guests to relax and enjoy themselves, and then he quietly leaves (he obviously has no interest in sitting down with Janghwa for dinner).
But Janghwa is just getting started. The gathering of company VIPs – every one of whom saw Taeyun throw her out of the last company dinner – see that Janghwa’s back. And, furthermore, when she gags on a bite of food, she smiles and tells the crowd that “morning sickness runs in my family.”
As Janghwa leaves, everyone rushes to her and apologizes for not keeping in touch. Junghae, who was also there with Hyunggu, knows exactly what’s going on. “The queen is back,” she says. “Everyone is trembling. They’re all in trouble now.”
Later, Janghwa meets with Sara. “You should have seen their attitudes change when they found out I was pregnant,” she says. Sara offers a mild objection, but Janghwa insists. “I’m trying. I deserve a day like this. I’m different now.”
Suchan, simply by coincidence (yeah, right!) just happens to be driving by as Hongryeon and Gongmi are trying to hitchhike back to their hometown. He transports them back to the Dragon House (which he now owns) and he invites them to stay. And Hongryeon’s old neighbors all see that she’s back, and they swarm all over her in the warmest of welcomes (they’re such good neighbors – and they’re such a contract to the cutthroat people she knew in Seoul). Hongryeon tells her old neighbors that she’s come home to stay.
Janghwa stops by Boy-Toy’s apartment again, where she’s picking up some of the clothes she bought on her E-city shopping spree.
And Boy-Toy asks her flat-out, “Who’s baby are you carrying? Is it mine?”
In the secondary storylines, a home pregnancy test shows that Junghae is NOT pregnant after all. She’s disappointed, but, not nearly as disappointed as when she shows up at the hospital for a more professional pregnancy test, and they inform her that not only is she not pregnant, but that one of her ovaries isn’t working, and that she may be borderline infertile. She’s shocked and depressed over the news, but she doesn’t tell Hyunggu.
Meanwhile, 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.
Post by jolson1933 on Jan 18, 2010 18:00:58 GMT -5
RE: Love&Obsession spoiler Threads
Hi Mikey, Just saw your posting with instructions for me as to how to advance in this computer world. However, here in Holland from where I am writing right now my family does NOT have Internet Explorer but something called FIREFOX... do they really have to make life so difficult for me? whatever happened to just make a film,show it at the nearest theatre,but some popcorn&coke,sit back,enjoy,go home&tell your friends the movie was great regardless of what the critics said. Oh well...I do thank you Mikey for your instructions and used part of your "Help"I go to Google,the type in Chicago Korean Drama Fan Club /Chicago Korean Drama and then WHOLA, it seems to get me to the side(are you impressed with my new computer lingo?) anyhow, just read your thread partially as it is Monday 18th Jan.but it is 12 Midnight and my eyes are automatically closing from reading. Again THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, I AM SO IMPRESSED with how you relay this drama and will continue to read tomorrow.Wishing you a pleasant evening (5pm Chicago time) enjoy dinner and do not work to hard in our behalf but it looks as though we are all grateful. thats it from Holland (Netherlands) it is raining here right now.
Post by jolson1933 on Jan 18, 2010 18:16:39 GMT -5
its me again Jolson1933///so sorry I keep thinking you are in Chicago but looks as though you are in Arizona...it must be only 3pm for you Monday 18th...or are you only 1 hour difference in time from Chicago? anyhow I noticed I mispelled some words (nad I was trying to impress you-I wrote the word side INSTEAD of SITE...just to tired right now. will continue tomorrow.Hope I am not annoying you with MY POSTS (oh there is hope yet for Jolson1933.
Good morning Mikey, Tuesday 9:30 am in holland&guess you asleep. Thanks for the info, you are 1hr difference now & 2 in summer. So I imagine you are sound asleep while I am now reading Ep.123-125 that you posted. It is so easy to keep up with your posting of the storyline,I can just visualize the expressions on everyones face-not to take anything away from YOUR MAJOR EFFORT in providing us with these POSTS, it disappointes again in KBS and their total none concern for it's audience. So now will continue with EP123-125 and if time permits continue later in the day again & check to make sure I read ALL (it's the least we can do since YOU put so much work into this. many many thanks thanks again.
Hi Mikey, Just saw your posting with instructions for me as to how to advance in this computer world. However, here in Holland from where I am writing right now my family does NOT have Internet Explorer but something called FIREFOX... do they really have to make life so difficult for me?....
LOL, jolson, Firefox is so much better than Explorer. They never update Explorer, it's like working with the dinosaurs. Also, Firefox is just as common here in the USA as Explorer, I have both browsers on my computers (just because sometimes Microsoft has strongarmed websites into only using Explorer, otherwise I would not have it at all) and just about everyone I know does, too. (Silly Mikey. ;D )
I can't see where Mikey is giving you info on computer stuff--what is the problem you are having with Firefox? Not promising anything, but I might be able to help.
Never mind, I found it. On Firefox, you do almost the same thing, only instead of "favorites" the thing you look for is "bookmarks"--see it there to the right of "history"? Click that while you are on this page (well, actually, I'd suggest you do it from our "home" page) and then click "bookmark this page." Then every time you want to go to our site, you drop down the Bookmark menu and click the "Chicago Korean Drama Club."
From Dae Jang-geum: Sun-dol: "Are you trying to dry me up and kill me? Why do you say the same things over and over every day? Rather, come and hit me once! Aigu!" But then: Dr. Lazarus: "By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan... You shall be avenged."
Post by jolson1933 on Jan 19, 2010 13:40:13 GMT -5
Hello TheBo, I saw your post in regard to Firefos also being in chicago. Thank you very much as well. Mikey has been great help and so very nice in his comments as I am a real novice at that. I will also try what you suggested. In the meantime I have been getting the Site-a bit slower by going to Google Chicago Korean Drama Fan club. I am in the Netherlands right now and it is 7:30 Tues. as soon as I have some time I will see about your suggestion. Again I appreciate all you nice people are doing to help me along. Thanks