I have been watching this on the AZNV.TV web site, so I haven't been reading too much on this post-- peeking at the summaries once in awhile because I miss reading everyone's post's since KBS went away. One question: Does anyone know who plays Taeyun's aunt? She looks really familar to me. Also, I have been meaning to tell Jolson1933 that I enjoy the her posts all over this board! I understand her lacking in computer skills so well--- my kids "run" from me when they see I have my laptop in hand!!! Have hope though Jolson1933, my wireless mouse has not been working for a month and after ignoring it all that time, I was able to get it working again this weekend!-- Don't ask how, I was looking as so many differnt things online to try that when I finally got it working, I didn't wrte the steps down!!!! Hope the weather is good in the Netherlands-- so neat that you post from there! We are having snow here in Chicago tonight....if the forcaster is correct!
Well, the Commandant at the labor camp to which I’ve been assigned (okay, I’m exaggerating a bit here – but not by much) has generously granted me a day off, so I thought I’d try and get at least one more episode summarized.
Still gotta work all day Saturday, though, so next summaries probably won’t be ready until Monday or Tuesday. I’ll try for one sooner, if I can.
This is an unusually long summary for just one episode, but since it turned out to be the show’s pivotal episode, I thought it deserved the full treatment.
Love and Obsession – Episode 141
Hongryeon tells her brother (Janghwa's former "Boy Toy") that he shouldn’t lie about something like fathering Janghwa’s baby. But Boy Toy tells her that Janghwa had a DNA test done, and that it’s not Taeyun’s baby. Furthermore, he tells her, not only is Janghwa hiding it, but she even hired Park Seokdu to run him over, just to ensure that nobody finds out. “How could she do that to me?” he hollers at her. “You want me to just watch?” Hongryeon is so shocked and speechless that she can’t even answer.
But, Janghwa’s mother is already informing Janghwa that Boy Toy has met up with Hongryeon, so the mom assumes that Hongryeon must know the truth by now.
Janghwa’s Pig Father urges her to immediately tell Taeyun. She should tell him herself first, he tells her, since he’s going to find out anyway.
But before she can answer, Janghwa’s cell phone rings. It’s Hongryeon, and she tells Janghwa that she’s coming over to speak with her.
Hongryeon arrives, and (genuinely) worried, she asks Janghwa: “I’d like to know what you’re planning to do.”
Janghwa responds, “Wait until I have the baby. Stop Hyeok [her Boy Toy] from telling Taeyun. Tell him to leave me alone.”
Hongryeon seems amazed that, after all this, Janghwa still hasn’t changed. “What happens after that?” Hongryeon asks.
“I can’t lie to Taeyun forever,” Janghwa admits. “But what’s so important about blood? He’ll get attached to the baby. I want to live with him.”
“With a lie?” Hongryeon asks, astonished at Janghwa’s continuing arrogance, even in defeat and despair.
“I’ll tell him after I have the baby, and the baby is registered.”
“No,” Hongryeon tells her, “You can’t be forgiven for this. It’s not right. You can’t do this to Taeyun!”
“I know, but I have to live!”
“Hyeok loves you. You want to hurt him AND Taeyun? You want to live like that?”
“I told him not to push me over the edge. All I can think about is surviving. I’ll stop anyone who drives me into a corner!”
“That doesn’t give you a way to live!” Hongryeon hollers at her.
“Can’t I do that?” Janghwa asks. “I guess not. Then there’s only one answer. I’ll just die. There’s no answer, no future, for me or the baby. This baby will have to die because of me.”
“Die? Fine.” Hongryeon tells her, “Come with me.”
Hongryeon drags the protesting Janghwa to the apartment complex’s rooftop. “You’re going to die?” How can you say that so easily??? Your baby is listening to everything! Do you want your baby to hear that before it’s even born? If the baby and your life are that worthless, then die!”
Hongryeon drags Janghwa to the rooftop ledge, shoves her head over the edge, and hollers, “Go ahead and die!”
Janghwa, naturally, doesn’t jump, and Hongryeon pulls her back from the ledge. “Everyone says they want to die when things get hard, but it’s not easy to die. If I was going to die, I should have died when I was 19, when Suchan’s father died. Nobody would have felt sorry for me. But I couldn’t die. I continued to live.” [Note: recall that, for ten years, everyone thought that she had killed Suchan’s father].
“I guess it’s easy for you,” Hongryeon continues. “You can leave everyone who loves you, and kill your baby, too? Are you that cruel? Then go ahead and die!”
Janghwa just collapses onto the rooftop, and begins sobbing. “It’s not because I want to die,” she tells Hongryeon. “It’s because I want to live. What should I do?”
Suchan’s sister (the bad singer) is miserable. Suchan really has broken off all ties with her. She misses him, and she feels guilty for the things she’s done. She even gets a phone call from a record producer, asking if she’ll record an album for them. She says she’s sorry, but that she won’t – and she hangs up on them. “Really?” asks Mary (the beauty shop girl). “Are you that sad? You lived to make an album.”
“What’s the use?” Suchan’s sister asks. “I don’t have any family that will be happy for me.”
Hongryeon and Janghwa – both looking emotionally drained after their rooftop encounter – are back in Janghwa’s parents’ house. “Why can’t it be like it was in high school?” Hongryeon asks. “A lot of time has passed, but we could live like we did then.”
Janghwa doesn’t care for the idea. “We didn’t have anything. It was pathetic.”
“We were pure and happy with the smallest things. We had dreams.” And Hongryeon tries again to break though to Janghwa. “This is a chance to start over. You can be pure again. You have a baby. If you decide for the baby, and start over, nobody will criticize you.”
“I’m afraid,” Janghwa tells her. “There’s nowhere for me to go when everyone finds out.”
“I’ll tell you where to go, and what to do. I’ll teach you the safe way.”
“I’m not like you,” Janghwa reminds her. “Everyone values different things. You might have been happy, even if you were poor, but not me. I can’t live a poor life when I have a baby. Not me.”
Hongryeon rushes over to Janghwa, and grasps her hand. “I’ll help you. If you need money, I’ll help you with that. If you don’t know which path to take, I’ll help you find it. If you’re afraid, just let it all go, and do as I say.”
Janghwa begins sobbing again, and Hongryeon continues. “Can you do that? Let’s do that. Don’t worry. Everything will be fine. It will be alright.”
Janghwa nods in agreement. It looks as if Hongryeon has finally broken through to her.
Taeyun is in his office, looking miserable as usual. “There are already rumors that you’re quitting,” his aide tells him. “They sense that you’re different.”
“Deny it," Taeyun says. "That’s better for the company. And have all the shares for the fourth branch [Hongryeon’s old project] transferred over to Janghwa. Have the legal team draw up the papers, and have her come. I promised her that, and there’s no reason to wait.” He instructs his aide to contact Janghwa, and have her come and sign the papers just as soon as they’re ready.
Taeyun’s aide gets with Sara (the beauty shop manager) and he informs her that Janghwa is taking over the new E-city branch. He suggests opening a shop there, since she’d be a good a partner for Janghwa. Sara says that she’ll think about it.
As she’s leaving, Sara runs into Suchan. “You’re really leaving Seoul without speaking to your sister?” she asks him. “She turned down an album offer. That’s how sad she is.”
Suchan is amazed. “She would have killed to make an album. Why did she turn it down?”
“She said it was meaningless without you. You’re her only family.” And Suchan seems to realize that his troublesome, annoying sister truly does miss him.
Suchan goes in to speak with Taeyun. “I just came to say goodbye,” he says.
“Hongryeon came to see me,” Taeyun tells him. “She said that you were good to her, and that the two of you were close. We broke up, and I’m sorry she had to come and tell me.
Suchan seem surprised at Taeyun’s candor. ”You were a good business partner, and like a brother to me,” Taeyun continues. “I hope we can see each other comfortably some day.”
Although he doesn’t say it in so many words, it seems as if Taeyun is giving Suchan the green light to go ahead and hook up with Hongryeon.
Taeyun gets a phone call, and rushes to the hospital, where the doctor informs him that Princess’ prognosis is grim. “We expected a month,” the doctor says, “but she won’t last that long. She might pass this week. You should be prepared.”
Hongryeon is meeting with her brother (Boy Toy). “Janghwa is going to do that?” Boy Toy asks, seemingly amazed.
”She said she would,” Hongryeon replies. She’s going to tell Taeyun herself. She knows she has no choice. I don’t know what she thinks of you. You have to wait for her decision, and respect her wishes.”
Boy Toy seems both concerned and confused – but he seems relieved, at least, that Janghwa has decided to come clean with Taeyun.
Hongryeon then returns to Janghwa’s parents’ home, and she presents Janghwa with a small envelope of money. “Use this for now,” she tells Janghwa. “Let’s settle what we need to, when we have to. I know it’s hard, but go see Taeyun tomorrow. I can get you an appointment, but you have to go by yourself. You can do that, right?”
Janghwa, looking utterly defeated, almost whispers, “He’ll kill me.”
“He won’t, “Hongryeon assures her. “You just found out yourself. He’ll forgive you, if you tell him.”
But, soon after Hongryeon leaves, Taeyun’s aide shows up at Janghwa’s parents’ house, and he tells them of Taeyun’s plans.
“What???” Pig Father exclaims, “He’s giving her the entire fourth branch?? He’s transferring ownership?
“Yes,” Taeyun’s aide replies. “He wants to keep his promise regarding the baby’s inheritance. He’s planning to do this tomorrow. Look over the papers, and come tomorrow to sign them.”
“All she has to do is sign,” Pig Father asks, “and the fourth branch is hers?”
“Yes. It’s effective the minute she signs the papers.”
And now Janghwa is faced with a choice: to tell the truth and seek redemption, or to say nothing, and grab the huge inheritance that’s been laid before her . . .
Janghwa’s mother knows the correct path to take. “Janghwa, you shouldn’t be greedy. You should do as Hongryeon said. Let’s go with what we decided.”
But Janghwa is torn between what she knows is right, and the incredible fortune that is now within her grasp. “It will all be mine, if I just wait one day.”
Mom tries again to reason with her. “Janghwa, it’s not yours. It never was.”
But, the next morning, Janghwa gets dressed in her finest – and she heads off to E-city to sign the papers. And, in just a few hours, the entire E-city fourth branch will belong to her.
One of Boy Toy’s old buddies from E-city (when he worked security there) drops by, telling him of the huge inheritance Janghwa’s about to receive. “Why are you surprised?” he asks Boy Toy. “It was only a matter of time until she got all that money.”
Of course, Boy Toy is surprised, because Hongryeon has assured him that Janghwa was going to confess, and turn her life around. But now, he knows that Janghwa hasn’t changed after all.
He telephones Hongryeon (who is at the hospital, nursing Princess) and he informs her of what he’s heard. “Janghwa went to receive the inheritance???” Hongryeon exclaims, genuinely astonished. She can’t believe that Janghwa has broken her promise to her.
“She’ll never give up,” her brother tells her. “I have no choice now. Don’t try to stop me.”
Janghwa is waiting in the E-city conference room as Taeyun’s aide walks in. He informs her that Taeyun and the E-city legal team are on their way, so please wait.
Janghwa’s cell phone rings. She looks, and she sees that Hongryeon is calling her. She's sure that Hongryeon is calling to beg her not to take the inheritance, so – without answering it – she turns off the phone. Janghwa seems sorry, almost apologetic, but she says to herself: “I have to live my life. I can’t live like you.”
And Hongryeon – still at the hospital – collapses into a chair and says, “Janghwa, what are you going to do?”
Taeyun and his legal team arrive at E-city, and Boy Toy rushes towards them. “What is he doing here?” someone says, and the E-city security people grab him.
“Let go!” Boy Toy says. “I just want to tell Mr. Kang something. Mr. Kang, I have to tell you something!” Taeyun just glares at him, and walks into the waiting elevator.
“I know I did you wrong, “ Boy Toy continues, “but I have to tell you.”
“Leave before you’re thrown out,” Taeyun growls.
“Janghwa’s baby has nothing to do with you!” Boy Toy hollers. But, Taeyun doesn’t respond, and the elevator door closes, leaving Boy Toy behind . . .
. . . but then the elevator door reopens, and Taeyun is still there, glaring at Boy Toy. His hatred for Janghwa's old boyfriend is obvious . . . but he also seems ready to hear him out.
In the secondary plotlines . . .
The police return to the Dragon House. “The adultery suit didn’t hold up,” the officer says to Gongmi and Actor Boy. “We told her that the picture wasn’t enough proof, so she dropped it.”
Good news, but the increasingly frustrated Gongmi again orders him to go home. “I’m tired of your bruises and this adultery business!” she tells him. Actor Boy embraces her, and he begs her to let him stay.
“Are you that afraid of her?” Gongmi asks. “Why do you live like that? Why do you let her beat you?”
”I don’t know where it all went wrong,” the still black-and-blue Actor Boy sadly replies.
Hyunggu, meanwhile, is writing – and discarding – endless letters of apology to Jeonghae, never really getting down the words he wants to express. He knows that Jeonghae is infertile, but still wants to get back with her. “A baby is important,” he admits, “but not as much as Jeonghae.”
It’s hard for me to believe that the last episode of L&O is scheduled to air on Wednesday. I think this has been a terrific daily drama, right up there (IMHO, at least) with “Yellow Handkerchief.” It’s featured some really outstanding acting performances by the two lead actresses, and it sure won’t be easy for me to say goodbye.
Love and Obsession – Episode 142 – 143
Janghwa is waiting in the conference room, alone. She seems nervous: she’s breathing heavily and wringing her hands. She knows what she’s doing is wrong – and she also knows that she’ll still have to tell Taeyun the truth, sooner or later.
Suddenly, one of her old E-city cronies (from the days when she was still “Queen Janghwa”) bursts into the room. “Ma’am, Mr. Kang knows everything. Lim Hyeok is here. He’s speaking with Mr. Kang.”
Janghwa’s jaw drops (literally) and the crony continues: “You can’t stay here. Mr. Kang will be coming soon. Hurry.”
Janghwa suddenly springs into motion, dashing for the door (almost forgetting her purse) and making an escape to her old office at the E-city beauty shop.
As this is going on, Taeyun goes storming into his office. “The legal team is waiting . . .” his aide tells him. But, he’s brushed aside, and Taeyun slams the office door behind him. And, inside his office, a fuming Taeyun recalls all the things he’s done for Janghwa – listening to the baby’s heartbeat, tending to her burns at the cottage – all for the sake of the baby. And now, he’s discovered that the baby isn’t even his.
When his aide enters, Taeyun tells him to cancel the meeting. “I have to go somewhere,” Taeyun says.
“But,” his aide says, “Yun Janghwa is waiting in the conference room.”
Taeyun makes a mad rush to the conference room, but of course, Janghwa is by now long gone. So, Taeyun heads for the hospital, where Janghwa had gotten her checkups, and he starts grilling Janghwa’s doctor.
“It’s a sensitive matter,” Janghwa’s doctor hesitantly tells him.
“I know she got a DNA test,” Taeyun informs her. “Tell me.”
The doctor reluctantly hands Taeyun the DNA test – and it confirms Boy Toy’s story.
Janghwa’s father (in an absolute mad panic) rushes into Janghwa’s office at the E-city beauty shop. “What are you doing here?” he tells her. “Hyeok told Taeyun. We have to get out of here.” But Janghwa’s frozen, in both fear in panic. Ultimately, her father manages to safely escort Janghwa to her mom’s house.
“Where can we go?” Janghwa mom asks. “We can’t just run.”
“He’ll kill me,” the still shell-shocked Janghwa says.
”That’s why we have to leave!” says the father.
But, mom seems to understand reality better than dad or Janghwa. “He’ll find us, wherever we go.”
“Mom, what will I do? I’m so scared.”
Mom finally decides to leave Seoul with Janghwa, and they head for a relative’s house in their hometown . . . which also happens to be Hongryeon’s hometown, as well as the location of the “Dragon House.”
Boy Toy (Hongryeon’s brother, Hyeok) tells Hongryeon what happened. “Taeyun found out like that?” Hongryeon fearfully asks.
And then, Aunt enters the room, completely oblivious to the chaos that’s under way. “Oh, I didn’t know you had a guest!” she happily says.
“This is my brother,” Hongryeon hesitantly tells her.
But, Aunt immediately recognizes him as Janghwa’s “cousin” (from the time she came to visit Janghwa’s parents). Aunt realizes that somebody’s lying to her, and it almost seems as if she’s again become suspicious of Hongryeon.
Nonetheless, she hires a private investigator to check into “Lim Hyeok.”
Taeyun storms into Janghwa’s parents’ house, looking for Janghwa. But, by now, Janghwa and her mother are long-gone, and Janghwa’s father claims to have no idea where they went. “Find them,” Taeyun instructs his aide.
And you know he will.
Sara (the beauty shop manager) breaks the news to Nice Guy Suchan. “Janghwa got a DNA test. It’s not Taeyun’s baby. Hongryeon and Taeyun broke up because of that, and they suffered.” Suchan is shocked, too – because if Janghwa’s truly out of the picture now, his chance to hook up with Hongryeon might be closing on him.
Suchan chooses to return home, which surprises his sister. Thrilled that he’s back, she promises to cook him anything he likes. But, faced with the bombshell news he just heard, he tells her that just wants to rest for a while.
But, it does seem that Suchan has finally reconciled with his troublesome sister.
Park Seokdu is back at Boy Toy’s empty apartment. “Was Hyeok injured? Is he in the hospital?” he asks himself. He seems angry and disgusted with himself for trying to run down his old friend. And then his cell phone beeps with an incoming message.
“Be careful, you’re dead meat,” it says.
The message is from the Mob Boss.
Jeonghae comes rushing into the Dragon House with news. “Do you know who I just saw?” she breathlessly reports. “Janghwa is here. She came to hide. She was in such a daze.”
“Janghwa is here???” the stunned Hongryeon responds. And Hongryeon decides to go to the relative’s house, to speak with Janghwa.
”You would have had a chance to tell him, if you didn’t get greedy,” she gently scolds Janghwa.
Janghwa, looking defeated and miserable, can only answer, “This is how I am. I can’t be like you. What can I do? Go, and enjoy my fall like everyone else.”
Hongryeon – hardly the type to gloat over somebody fall – just sighs.
And Janghwa continues: “I don’t know why I ended up like this. I really don’t know. What will I do?”
The private investigator reports back to Aunt, and she’s astonished at the news. “He’s Hongryeon’s brother?” she asks, genuinely amazed. “He’s not related to Janghwa? I don’t believe this. Why did they lie to me?”
The PI gives it to Aunt, straight-up. “Yun Janghwa has an affair with him before the divorce.” And then Aunt remembers that Boy Toy had shown up at Janghwa’s parents’ house bringing baby presents. And, after a quick discussion with Taeyun’s aide, Aunt knows everything . . .
Aunt heads for the hospital, where she apologizes to Princess. “What am I going to do? I tried too hard to protect a grandchild. I know she did you wrong, but I overlooked it for the baby’s sake. I made Taeyun so unhappy. What will I do?”
But, during Aunt’s apology, Princess goes into cardiac arrest. The hospital team frantically tries to revive her. They succeed – for now.
Taeyun’s security team reports that they found Janghwa, at a relative’s house. Taeyun heads straight there, and he storms in to confront Janghwa. “I gave up Hongryeon to accept that baby. She nursed you and cared for you. We both accepted everything, despite what you did!”
“You know how much I lost,” he continues. What was so important for you to do that to me and Hongryeon? Tell me!”
Janghwa sobs. “Just kill me,” says.
“Is that your answer? Is it? Then die! Just die!” And Taeyun, though never hitting her, actually shoves her around a bit (which is probably about as violent as Taeyun can be to a woman) when an aide hurries in with urgent news. The hospital just called, he tells him, and Princess is near death.
Taeyun forgets all about Janghwa, and he rushes back to the hospital.
Janghwa’s mom urges her to return to Seoul, and face her MIL one last time before she dies. But then, mom wonders if Princess would even want to see her. “We gave her nothing but painful memories. How will we ever face judgment?”
And back at the hospital, where Princess is still clinging to life, she has one request. “I want to go,” she says. “Hometown . . . Dragon House.”
It was the place of her happiest memories – and it seems that Princess wants to return there to die. An ambulance is summoned, and Princess is taken away for the four-hour trip to Hongryeon’s hometown.
Princess’ ambulance arrives at the Dragon House. She can only barely speak, but she can smell the country air, and she seems content. She’s surrounded by her family and her friends, when she suddenly asks for something unexpected. “What about her?” she asks. “Janghwa. Tell her to come.”
The family debates whether to bring Janghwa or not. Aunt, in particular, is against it. “Why should she be here now?” she asks. “I don’t deserve to say this, but I’m mad that she played me. She has some other man’s baby. How can she come here???”
Hongryeon – reluctantly – supports a Janghwa visit. “Let’s forget about our feelings. Mother might want to reconcile. That will make her feel better.”
Hongryeon goes to Janghwa’s relatives’ house, and she asks her to come and see Princess.
“Why is she asking for me,” Janghwa asks. “I’m scared.”
“Just listen to what she has to say,” Hongryeon tells her.
But Janghwa (looking truly frightened) refuses to go, and Hongryeon returns to the Dragon House, alone.
Princess is fading fast, and the family is saying their last, tearful goodbyes to her. Princess manages to tell Taeyun that she was happy for him, and she asks that “daughter” (Hongryeon) be born as her real daughter in the next life.
And, as all this is happening, Janghwa is seen walking outside the Dragon House. Sara spots her, and rushes over to her, telling her that she must go inside, even if she’s afraid.
Janghwa doesn’t want to go, but she finally follows Sara into the Dragon House. And, naturally, Janghwa is hardly given a grand welcome. “How dare you come here!” Aunt shouts. “Get out. Get out right now!”
Hongryeon intervenes. “Aunt, mother wants to see her. Let’s abide by her wishes.” And Hongryeon practically drags the protesting Aunt away, so that Janghwa can enter and see Princess.
Princess recognizes Janghwa, and she manages to utter a few words to her. “There is a reason for everything,” Princess tells her. “There is . . . a reason for everything.”
But, what does that mean? Janghwa doesn’t understand . . . and neither, apparently, does anyone else in the room.
And then, Princess slowly turns her head . . . and Princess dies.
In the secondary storylines . . .
Hyunggu – bearing a huge bag of hand-written letters, returns to the Dragon House, to try again to make up with Jeonghae. “Letters I wrote to you,” he tells her. “I just couldn’t get it right. Read them all, and put them together. That’s how I feel.”
Hyunggu’s clumsy (but obviously sincere and heartfelt) attempt to apologize to Jeonghae moves her – though not enough to bring them back together again.
Actor Boy’s middle-aged “Cougar” puts him back in his place. “I knew the adultery charge wouldn’t hold up,” she tells him. It was, she says, just to teach him a lesson. “If you make me suffer, you’ll suffer twice as much.” And then, news reporters arrive, invited to take photos and write about the “happy marriage” of the middle-aged movie producer and the young, handsome movie star.
Hi Mikey, hope that the Commandant at labor camp is not to rough on you!!! would you like me to send you some cheese from here to help you cope,ha ha ha. Again THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH for SUMMARIES thru #143. As always GREAT JOB. Sad to see Princess pass on-glad to hear that finally Taeyun learned about the baby (which we suspected it was Toy Boy's) I for one am hoping that Janghwa does not get any of the inheritance,she certainly caused enough trouble for everyone, however, I do have some feelings for her as it is not entirely her fault to be so selfish, pigfather has to also get his due,mom tried but is to weak to do anything and Hongyreon is just to kind. All is finally falling into place but perhaps there is one more surprise brewing for the end of this drama?. It is a shame for us who cannot SEE it, because I agree,I think the ACTING as far as we did see was really good. Thank you again Mikey. Will look forward to the FINAL episodes when you have time to post. Also, can you let us know if you will watch another drama and once again tackle SUMMARIES?? I think it may be a bit much to ask of you. for now have a nice day -it is 9pm here in holland, I will read a few more posts to see what the other folks had to say,am sure they appreciate all your work as well. PS..I also saw Yellow Handerchief and agree THIS drama is right up there as far as story,writing&acting perhaps even a little better, especially by the two lead Actresses. Jolson1933
It’s back to the labor camp on Monday so no more reviews for a while. But there’s only five episodes left to review, so it won’t be long until the summaries are completed.
I’m not sure about summarizing any further Korean shows right now. I mainly took on the task of summarizing L&O because so many Chicago L&O fans were caught by surprise when KBS abandoned Chicago, and I wanted to help wrap things up for them (also, I thought that L&O was a superior drama, and was therefore worth the effort of summarizing).
I may start summarizing another Korean drama show in the future . . . but not right away.
Love and Obsession – Episodes 144 – 145
An altar has been set up in the Dragon House, as family and friends mourn Princess’ passing. Taeyun’s aide arrives to bring them the traditional mourning clothes, and Aunt approaches the sobbing Hongryeon, and asks, “Will you wear one? She thought of you as her daughter.”
Everyone had said that she wasn’t family – but now, the grief-stricken Hongryeon is taking on the somber duties that a real daughter – or daughter-in-law – would have faced.
Meanwhile, Janghwa is pondering Princess’ last words. “There is a reason for everything.” Janghwa keeps repeating. “What did she mean by that?”
Janghwa and her parents return to the Dragon House, to pay their last respects to Princess. Hongryeon is too emotionally drained to even respond, and while the angry Aunt tries to throw them out, Taeyun tacitly approves by leaving the room, and allowing them to pay their respects.
Janghwa bows before Princess’ photo, apparently in a sincere gesture of remorse. “Mother . . . I’m sorry . . . it’s all my fault . . . forgive me . . .” she says.
As she leaves, though, an enraged Taeyun approaches her. “We should never meet again. I don’t know what I’ll do. Mother didn’t forgive you. Did you want to lessen your guilt?”
“You wanted me to kill you,” he continues. “Die on your own. Even if you die, you won’t be forgiven. Mother is gone. You’ll have to live with the fact that you abandoned her, and lied to your family.” He then shoves her backwards, nearly knocking her over, and growls “Don’t ever show up again.”
And, not long afterwards, Princess is laid to rest in a cemetery plot atop a hillside, at the edge of a wooded forest. And the family – including Hongryeon and Gilran – say their goodbyes. But, as they gather again at the Dragon House to go their separate ways, it looks as if it’s over for Taeyun and Hongryeon.
“Thank you so much,” Taeyun tells her.
“Sure,” Hongryeon answers, looking down at the ground as she speaks. “Be careful on your drive back.”
“Thank you for being with me to the end,” he tells her.
Taeyun and his entourage depart for Seoul, leaving Hongryeon behind at the Dragon House. And when Hongryeon returns to the makeshift altar, she knows that Taeyun has left her for good. “You’re gone. With mother gone, our last tie is also gone. We have really parted now.”
Park Seokdu has been taken back to the dark warehouse, and he’s receiving yet another mob beating. “Why did you try to hide?” the Mob Boss asks. “Didn’t you know you’d get caught?”
“I wasn’t trying to hide,” Seokdu replies. “I was just trying to find the money.”
“There is money in Hong Gilran’s account. You and Hong Ryeon are joint custodians. Get Hong Gilran. I’ll break her fingers. Then her mother will give up the money.” [horrors: it now seems as if little Gilran is being drawn into this gangster mess . . .]
Suchan approaches Hongryeon at the Dragon House, discussing an opportunity for her that’s arrived in the mail: a chance for overseas training in business.
Hongryeon doesn’t know that Suchan secretly created this opportunity for her.
Hongryeon is thinking about it. Suchan even suggests that he’ll accompany her overseas for the training, if she chooses to go – a comment that gives Hongryeon pause. She likes Suchan, but she senses that he’s trying to get closer to her than she’d really like.
Taeyun is going through some of his mother’s things, and he uncovers an old letter that she mailed to him when he was a child. He looks over the letter:
“There is a reason for everything,” the letter reads. “There is a reason for painful times. There have to be painful times to mature and become an adult. Difficult times make you beautiful. Forgive anyone who makes you suffer, and forgive difficult times.”
Now, Taeyun finally understands Princess’ last words. Princess forgave Janghwa for all the awful things that happened. She was just too ill to finish what she wanted to say.
Taeyun is angry with himself now, and he regrets the things he told Janghwa. “Mother forgave her. I should tell her that.”
The next morning, though, Janghwa has disappeared. She left behind a letter, telling her parents that she’s “made up her mind.” Her parents fear the worst.
Janghwa heads to the cemetery, and she kneels before Princess’ gravesite. “I can’t be forgiven, even if I die. Why didn’t you take me with you? Is it my punishment to kill myself?”
And Janghwa opens a bottle of pills, and swallows the contents. And then, she wanders into the forest, to die.
Taeyun returns to Janghwa’s parents’ house, seeking to tell her that Princess forgave her. The parents tell him that she’s gone, and when he reads the contents of the letter, he suspects where she might be.
Taeyun arrives at the cemetery. He doesn’t find Janghwa – but he does find an empty bottle of pills. As he’s looking about, a groundskeeper runs towards him, asking him if he knows someone named Yun Janghwa.
Taeyun rushes her to the hospital, in time to save both her, and the baby.
When Janghwa regains consciousness, Taeyun is by her bedside. “Let me die,” she tells him. “Don’t forgive me, or feel sorry for me.”
“I don’t forgive you,” he replies, “and I don’t feel sorry for you. But, you can’t die. Mother forgave you.”
He hands her the letter his mother wrote him. “This is what she wanted to say to you. I don’t know why she forgave you, but she did before you died. If you die, you’ll be insulting her again.” And Taeyun, having said what he wanted to say, leaves.
All alone, Janghwa reads the letter, and she begins crying.
The next morning, Janghwa disappears again. But this time, she’s sounding reasonable in the letter she left behind, saying that she’ll write every ten days, and that she won’t do anything dangerous.
Taeyun hears that Janghwa has disappeared again. He tells his aide not to look for her, and to just give her time to be alone and think.
Jeonghae comes by the Dragon House, and she tells Hongryeon that Janghwa tried to kill herself. “She didn’t die, but you know what? It was Taeyun who saved her. After that, Janghwa disappeared. She’s just gone. Rumors are that Taeyun is taking care of her.”
Hyunggu chimes in as well. “Isn’t it a surprise that Taeyun would care for Janghwa?” he asks.
Hongryeon is shocked – but she can’t possibly know that they have it all wrong. And the (false) news that Taeyun is now caring for Janghwa obviously troubles her.
She later goes to Suchan, and tells him that she’ll agree to go to the overseas training with him – but not until the first franchise opens, in a few months. Suchan is overjoyed, but (knowing that Hongryeon doesn’t share his feelings) he’s quick to assure her that he expects nothing from her.
Park Seokdu is waiting in his car, watching Gilran approach. And, as she walks by, he abducts her. He takes her to a lumberyard, and waits for the Mob Boss to arrive. He starts to drag the crying Gilran in – and he just can’t do it. And when the Boss arrives, he hides Gilran from him.
Seokdu returns Gilran to the Dragon House, and then he disappears again.
Janghwa turns up in a tiny fishing village, and she asks for a job at a little restaurant. The cranky owner can tell – just by looking – that Janghwa’s never done a hard day of work in her life. And she’s pregnant, too. Yet, she gives her the job, and she allows her to sleep there at night.
Aunt thinks it’s a good idea that Taeyun is getting a CEO to replace him at E-city, and she suggests that he come to America with her. Taeyun says no, he just wants to do nothing now.
Taeyun spends every day now at his mother’s gravesite, having become an emotionless shell of his former self. “You said there’s a reason for everything, right?” he asks his mother at the gravesite. “I still don’t know why this all had to happen to me. I can’t forgive her. I ‘m still full of hate. What will I do?”
On the way back to his car, the cell phone rings. His aide answers.
It’s Suchan calling. He called to tell Taeyun that he’s going overseas to study . . . and that Hongryeon will be going with him.
Taeyun sighs, and then tells his aide to go ahead without him. And Taeyun walks home, alone.
Next episode: Fast Forward Three Months.[/i]
In the secondary storylines . . .
Hyunggu and Jeonghae, both appearing depressed, arrive home in Seoul following the funeral. “Life is so futile,” Jeonghae says.
“It seems like there’s no reason to fight.” Hyunggu replies. “It’s no use when you die.”
“I thought about a lot of things during the funeral,” Jeonghae says. “I thought a lot about family, too. How about if we adopt? I realized a real family isn’t about blood when I saw Hongryeon.”
After all their troubles, it seems that the death of Princess has finally brought the two of them back together.
Actor Boy gets on his knees before his middle-aged “Cougar,” and confesses. “It’s not your fault. I used you to achieve my dream. I wanted to use your power and be successful. I was greedy. Let me go. I’ll take any punishment.”
“No,” the Cougar answers. “Why should I give you a divorce?” Actor Boy insists that he’ll remain on his knees, for as long as it takes, for her to agree to a divorce.
The next day, Actor Boy is still kneeling. And Cougar is furious. “Sit there for a year! I still won’t give you a divorce!” And she starts beating up Actor Boy, but good.
But, back at the food court, someone has told Gongmi that Cougar has been drunk and acting crazy, so she goes to her apartment to check. And, when Gongmi sees what’s she’s done to Actor Boy, she gives Cougar a good beating herself . . . so good, in fact, that the neighbors complain, and call the police.
Cougar wants Gongmi arrested for assault, but it seems that Cougar has a prior record, so the penalties she’s facing are severe.
ONCE AGAIN THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH mikey for #144 & 145.... enjoyed it so much. I just wondered, when you talk about back to labor camp ..are you actually in the SERVICE or just referring to a regular return to WORK day on Monday??? I appreciate it so much to be able to read the summaries and hopefully will still be here in Holland when the endings are posted. I am scheduled to leave here about 6 March, however won't have a computer available for a while after I get back to Chicago but will continue to check here and when I get back. For now again many THANKS stay well and all the best wherever you are. I will check the posts. Jolson1933
Just joking about the "labor camp" (no, I'm not in the service) but the big boss is one of those Alpha Male types who rants and hollers at everybody about everything little he sees. No matter how hard you try, it's never good enough.
Oh well, with the economy as bad as it is, I guess I'm lucky to have a job at all.
BTW, I should have summaries of the show's last episodes done by next Monday (I hope) so you'll probably get to read them while you're still in Holland.
;D Kamsa hamnida - Danke Mikey. You have done a great service for those of us here in Korean Drama-deprived Chicago.
Mysoju is stuck on episode 135. I've been checking daily but no luck. I did try the AZN site and downloaded the winap player but all I get is a tiny thumbnail picture and it cuts off all the subtitles so it' of no use to me LOL ... I'd need a huge magnifying glass to watch it.
Take care and again thanks for a hard job so well done.
Keep smiling - it;ll drive your boss crazy trying to figure out WHY?
Thanks for the info in regard to Labor Camp, ha ha ... Your answer HIT HOME...I am also still working and have the same ALPHA MALE...always screeming,critising everything one does,nothing is ever correct...why I put up with it is beyoind me, as you say, in this economy I suppose having a job one should be grateful. I imagine you wonder how then am I in Europe for so long...long story but it was the DEAL I made when I first went to work there...now at my stage in life I don't think I have the energy to change jobs...anyhow, thanks much and will hopefully be able to read the posts before I leave here. I do not have a computer at home,however am able to use the computer at the Library and will do so from time to time. for now thanks much. Try to remain positive,cheerful and as I do "ïn one ear and out the other " and wait till 5 or 6 pm to go home and enjoy the drama's. Take care mikey. Jolson1933
It’s the grand opening of the very first “Hongryeon’s Fried Rice” restaurant franchise, and Suchan’s sister (the bad singer) is out in front, performing her heart out. The assembled crowd amusingly wonders if her exuberant performance is repelling more people than she’s attracting.
Gongmi isn’t there. But, she has a good reason: she’s the president of the second franchise, which is also just opening. Altogether, eight HFR franchises are opening today, which is quite a start for Hongryeon, in her new life as a franchise president.
Over dinner at the Dragon House, the topic of conversation turns to Taeyun. E-city has a new CEO, and nobody’s even seen Taeyun for over a month. He doesn’t come to work any more, and they don’t have any news about him.
“Is he hiding with Janghwa? Maybe they’re together,” says one.
“There is such a rumor. Do you think it’s true?” says another.
“He saved her,” says a third.
“Maybe he feels sorry for her, or he just gave up on life.”
Unknown to them, Hongryeon is listening outside . . . and the topic is obviously distressing her.
Hongryeon ‘s brother (Janghwa’s Boy Toy) arrives to congratulate her on the opening of her franchises, though he’s obviously in a melancholy mood. He tells her that he loved Janghwa a lot. “I’ll never love someone like that again,” he tells her. “I wanted to understand everything, and embrace her, even if people criticized her. I regret hurting other people for my love. I didn’t know the price would be so high.”
Hongryeon assures her that he’ll see her again someday. “I don’t care if I can never see her,” he tells her. “I just want her and he baby to be fine. It hurts, because they might not be.”
Just a few days later, Hongryeon’s friends are again gathered at the Dragon House. It’s Princess’ birthday, and they’re preparing food to remember her. Again, the topic of Taeyun comes up. Hongryeon is in on this conversation, and she’s flinching with almost every word. She seems entirely happy with her new life – except that when the topic of Taeyun comes up, she withers like a dying flower.
“He probably doesn’t even know that we’re having a ritual for her,” says Gongmi.
“Taeyun doesn’t even call now,” whispers Jeonghae.
A filthy-looking Janghwa is working in the back room at a grungy restaurant, and she drops a glass and breaks it. “You broke another one?” the owner hollers. “How many is that?”
Janghwa apologizes, and the irritable owner rants on. “I shouldn’t have hired you. I’m so upset!”
She sends Janghwa out to tend to some customers – and Janghwa promptly spills water all over them. The owner is furious now. “Can’t you do anything right? You’re no help. I don’t need you!”
But later, the owner gives Janghwa more chores to do. Despite her outbursts, the owner does seem sympathetic to the now rather pathetic (and very pregnant) Janghwa.
Janghwa is calling every ten days, just as she promised. Taeyun gets the word from Mr. Choi, though it seems like it’s news that he’d rather not hear. Taeyun almost winces every time he hears the word “Janghwa.”
Mr. Choi returns to Taeyun’s house, and gives the same news to Aunt. “Janghwa?” Aunt replies. “Don’t even mention her name. The thought of her still makes me mad. I shouldn’t say this, but it’s my fault for not seeing who she was. She’d better not show up again.”
“I think she decided to cut off all ties with Mr. Kang,” Mr. Choi replies.
“Taeyun is the problem,” Aunt tells him. “He should get his act together. What’s going to happen to the vaccine [anti-virus] team?”
From the looks of it, Taeyun’s thinking about giving it up. He’s lost all his spirit, and all his interest in E-city affairs.
Janghwa is cleaning up the kitchen as an older woman dines with the cranky restaurant owner. “It looks like you’re eight months along,” the stranger comments.
The woman turns out to be a long-time midwife – and the restaurant owner asked her to come by and check out Janghwa. “You can’t take care of yourself, and I was worried.” the restaurant owner tells her.
It’s interesting how the restaurant owner seems to get nothing but irritation from Janghwa – and yet, she still worries about her.
The midwife is worried, too. “She’s weak, and so is the baby. It won’t be a smooth delivery,” the midwife says.
“I hope nothing bad happens,” the restaurant owner replies. “You have to come quickly when I call.”
“I’m so nervous,” the restaurant owner later tells Janghwa. “Don’t you have any family? Why don’t you have anyone to call? I guess you weren’t very virtuous. If you were, there would be somebody by your side, no matter what you did.”
It’s odd how this restaurant owner, knowing absolutely nothing about Janghwa’s past, still seems to have pieced it all together by herself.
Suchan presents Hongryeon with her very first passport. He says it’s hard to believe that a franchise president like her has never even been overseas before. Hongryeon seems thankful for Suchan’s attention – but we can all see that there’s still no love there.
Janghwa is suddenly having stomach pains. The restaurant owner offers to take her to the hospital, but Janghwa declines. She doesn’t have any money, she tells her. Though Janghwa refuses help, the restaurant owner goes out anyway, to find the midwife.
A good thing, too, since Janghwa is very soon bleeding profusely, and writhing on the floor in pain . . .
The midwife arrives. “It’s not time yet,” she asks. “Why are you getting labor pains?” And the once elegant Janghwa gets transported to the midwife’s home in the only transportation they could muster on short notice: the back end of a local farmer’s tractor-drawn vegetable cart.
“Why wont you go to the hospital?” the midwife urgently asks. “You and the baby will both die. Go to the hospital, or call your family.” Janghwa refuses.
“You must have family. What about the baby’s father? Janghwa still refuses.
”Aigu!” the exasperated midwife comments. “I can’t be responsible if you die. You got that?”
“Wait,” Janghwa whispers. “Just one thing. I have to say this . . .”
Hongryeon is about to leave for the cemetery, to visit Princess on her birthday, when her cell phone rings.
It’s Janghwa. “I have something to say to you,” she weakly says. “I have to say this. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.” And she hangs up.
Hongryeon does a quick call-back, and the midwife picks up the phone. And when Hongryeon learns about what’s transpiring, she immediately drops everything, and rushes to see to Janghwa.
Janghwa’s a mess. She’s laying on floor, atop blood-stained blankets, and she’s so weak that she’s barely able to speak. “What are you doing here?” Hongryeon asks.
“I wanted to say I’m sorry,” Janghwa weakly replies. “If I die without saying that, I’d regret it like I did with mother.”
“Okay,” Hongryeon tells her. “You won’t die. I’m here. Let’s go to the hospital.”
But it’s too late. Janghwa giving birth right now – but she’s not even trying to help. It’s as if she’s given up. “They’re both in danger,” the midwife warns.
“Janghwa, look at me!” Hongryeon shouts. “Open your eyes and look at me! Stay alert and concentrate, or you and the baby could both die!”
But, Janghwa won’t even open her eyes.
Janghwa’s baby is born. It’s a boy, but it’s far from a happy occasion, as the midwife seems fearful.
And, far away in Seoul, Janghwa’s mother abruptly awakens from a nightmare. “I think something happened to Janghwa,” she anxiously tells Janghwa’s father. “I dreamt the baby was hurt.”
The concerned midwife explains the situation to Hongryeon. “The baby is so small. He’s breathing, but he’s not crying. He must be less than 2 kg [about 4 ½ pounds]. I wonder if he’ll live.”
And, from the looks of it, Janghwa may not live, either.
Hongryeon rushes out to find an ambulance for Janghwa and the baby, calling Gongmi as she leaves. “What is she doing there?” Gongmi asks. “And why isn’t KangGyver [Taeyun] with her?”
Hongryeon doesn’t know, but she’ll call again when she knows more.
Park Seokdu is still on the run from the Mob Boss. His fellow gangster friend tells him that if he just gives him Gilran, his worries will be over. But, Seokdu refuses, suggesting instead that they hide out on a boat. “He can’t find us on a boat,” he tells him.
A very weakened Janghwa struggles to leave the midwife’s house. “I don’t want it,” she tells the midwife. “It’s not my baby.”
“You just gave birth to him,” the midwife answers. “What do you mean he’s not yours?”
“I can’t raise him.”
“What’s wrong with you? Snap out of it!”
Janghwa is becoming increasingly frantic and irrational. “I can’t raise him. I didn’t even want him. I can’t raise a baby. I can’t do it. Take him somewhere.”
“What are you talking about?
“Take him to an orphanage. Or, just throw it away!”
Hongryeon returns to the midwife’s home – but no one’s there! She rushes to the restaurant owner’s house, where she finds Janghwa is sitting alone in a corner, dazed and disoriented. “Janghwa,” Hongryeon asks, “what are you doing here? Where is the baby? The hospital? Listen to me! Where is the baby?”
Janghwa just shakes her head.
“You don’t know?” Hongryeon asks. “Where is the midwife? Where is she?”
“I told her to throw him away,” Janghwa mutters.
“I can’t raise him. I can’t be a mother.”
Hongryeon can’t believe what she’s hearing. “You told her to throw him away? That poor little baby???”
Hongryeon realizes that, just as Janghwa had abandoned Princess two years earlier, she’s now gone and abandoned her own baby . . .
Hongryeon rushes about the house for a phone number to call for help, when the restaurant owner walks in. “Where is the baby?” Hongryeon frantically asks.
“I don’t know!” the restaurant owner angrily replies. “Ask the mother!” And the restaurant owner storms out of the room.
“Oh, no . . . “ Hongryeon says to herself.
Janghwa continues to sit alone in her corner, still disoriented and crazy, when she notices that her shirt has become damp. “Oh, milk . . .” she says to herself. And (finally) her maternal instincts seem to kick in. “What will I do?” she mutters. “My baby. Where is my baby? What will I do?”
Hongryeon finally tracks down the midwife. “Stop bothering me,” the midwife tells her. “All I did was deliver her baby.”
“I know,” Hongryeon replies. “Just tell me where the baby is. I’ll take care of the rest, okay?”
The midwife won’t answer, but soon Janghwa and the restaurant owner arrive as well. “I’m sorry,” the frantic and sobbing Janghwa tells the midwife. “I can’t abandon the baby. Find my baby for me. Please.”
“She told me to throw him away,” the midwife responds. “What if he died in my arms?”
But the midwife finally explains what happened. “I took him to the hospital, and I told them I found him. I said he didn’t have any parents. I only did that because she said so.”
“I know,” Hongryeon says. “Just tell me which hospital. Please tell me.”
Mr. Choi (Taeyun’s aide) asks Taeyun to reconsider closing down the vaccine center. “I know,” Taeyun tells him, “but the vaccine center has no meaning for me anymore.”
Aunt overhears the discussion. “It’s my fault,” she admits to herself. “I ruined an able man.”
Hongryeon arrives at the hospital, and she finally sees Janghwa’s little baby, laying there alone in an incubator. “He was brought here as an abandoned baby,” the nurse tells her. “We called the police.”
“Can you please let the mother see her baby?” Hongryeon asks.
“The baby is premature,” the nurse answers. “No visitation is allowed.”
Hongryeon gets permission to speak with the doctor, but the news isn’t good. “If the mother abandoned the baby, she will be punished by law,” he tells her. “The baby will go though the system, as stated by law.”
“She just lost her emotions right after birth,” Hongryeon tells him. “Please consider that.”
“Is there any proof hat she’s the mother? Any hospital records?”
“No, but I witnessed the birth.
“I’m sorry, but there are rules. Talk to the police, and to child services.”
Suchan’s sister shows up at home, bringing tonics for Hongryeon. Suchan is mystified by his sister’s sudden fondness for Hongryeon. “You hated her so much,” Suchan says, “and you’re getting her tonics now?”
“She could be family,” she tells him. “I shouldn’t be mean to her. How about getting married before you go overseas?”
Suchan’s stunned by his sister’s suggestion. “Sis, don’t get ahead of yourself. Don’t pressure Hongryeon in any way!”
Suchan’s a good guy. He’s crazy in love with Hongryeon, but even so, he’s not about to overstep his bounds.
“The baby was abandoned,” Hongryeon tells the still ailing Janghwa. “They’re following legal procedures.”
”What’s wrong with me? Why am I alive? I should be dead.” Janghwa tells her.
”Look at me. I’ll get your baby. You trust me, right? I’ll get him back.” But Janghwa just lies there on the floor, and cries.
Hongryeon, desperate for help, resorts to calling Taeyun’s aide, Mr. Choi. “I don’t know what Janghwa is doing here, and what’s going on with her and Taeyun,” she tells him. “But I wanted to discuss this with you. She gave premature birth.”
Mr. Choi is as shocked as anyone by the news, and he goes to inform Taeyun. “She has the baby?” Taeyun asks. “Already?”
“It was a premature birth, but there’s a problem . . .” Mr. Choi tells him.
Mr. Choi arrives at the hospital, assuring Hongryeon that he’s brought a lawyer to help with the legal issues. And, back in Seoul, Taeyun calls in a few favors, and child services agrees to smooth things over for them.
“I was wondering what Janghwa was doing here,” Hongryeon asks Mr. Choi, “and why she was alone. I guess there are some things that I don’t know.”
“A lot of things happened, but it’s not my place to say,” he tells her.
“I’m going to go home, when Janghwa gets her baby back,” she tells him.
Hongryeon (apparently) still thinks that Taeyun has some kind of relationship going with Janghwa.
Mr. Choi asks Taeyun to come to the hospital. “I’m sorry,” he tells Taeyun, “I was going to take care of it, but they wanted a guarantor. If you go to the welfare department, they will let the mother see the baby before the DNA test.” And Taeyun agrees to help out.
Hongryeon returns to care for Janghwa, who is still weak and unstable. “Where is the baby?” Janghwa asks.
“We have to wait a little more,” Hongryeon tells her.
“I’m being punished,” Janghwa realizes. “I’m being told to realize what an awful person I am. I’m supposed to realize what I did to my mother-in-law. It’s so painful to abandon a baby. I’m being punished for what I did.”
Hongryeon receives a phone call from the doctor. A guarantor came, he tells her, so the mother can see the baby now.
Little does she know Taeyun is the guarantor. And, as she hurries back to tell Janghwa the good news, Taeyun recognizes her from his car. He stops the car, gets out, and hesitantly greets her.
It’s the first time they’ve spoken in three months . . .
In the secondary storylines . . .
Hyunggu and Jeonghae fill out the adoption papers. They pass the written requirements . . . but the interview doesn’t go well. The interviewer finds some minor faults, and Jeonghae gets emotional and starts arguing with him. After this, the adoption looks to be far from certain now.
It’s been three months, and Actor Boy’s “Cougar” apparently escaped serious jail time – in exchange for getting treated for alcoholism. She’s sober now, and thinking straightly, even offering Actor Boy what he asked for: a divorce. “It’s all I can do for you,” she tells him.
Actor Boy rushes back to Gongmi, who doesn’t exactly welcome him with open arms. “Good,” she tells him, “You can meet another woman, and get married again.”
Actor Boy knows that forgiveness won’t come quickly or easily. He comes up with a chart, explaining “division of labor.” A list of his duties, and hers. “I’ll do 70%, you only do 20%,” he tells her.
Gongmi still doesn’t completely buy it – but it’s a start.
Post by jolson1933 on Feb 14, 2010 13:09:30 GMT -5
RE: L&O SPOILER THREAD EPOS> #146-147
Hi again Mikey, Just read the latest post #146-147 as always thanks so much. The story is really moving forward and Hongryeon &Taeyun first meeting in 3 months - you leave us hanging (ha ha ) jas if YOU were the writer of this drama -I loved it and can't wait for #148... I also wanted to say Mikey, HAPPY VALENTINE TODAY 14TH Feb. Sunday. (I hope you don't take my jabbering as unrespectful since I seem to always address my posts to you...I mean no disrespect, and have no wrong intentions..it is just that YOU have helped me so much with these posts and am enjoying YOUR posts of L&O and all your comments very much. In this world, we live in, there are so many people who we don't actually know, (like people on these post?)that we fear to call them a FRIEND (especially via this Machine mode) however I somehow feel or sense I need not fear you and don't worry I am far to old to stalk you (ha ha ha)thanks again, I await #148 Jolson1933