Before I begin the recap, I thought it’d be nice to post some info on what the actors are up to besides the drama and where they’ve popped up recently in the media.
So to start off with Kim Nam Joo who made an appearance on ‘Happy Sunday 1 Night 2 Days’ (variety show). I personally have no clue what the set up is for that show, but her husband-Kim Seung Woo who has a gig on there, brought her almost to tears when he re-enacted a scene from the movie ‘Love Actually’. The cast was given a mission to call someone who they were very close to. I think he initially called someone else, who didn’t turn up. So eventually he called his wife, and she admitted, in the time she’s been married to him, this was the first time she was receiving such a confession.
On related type news Yoo Joon Sang also made a separate public appearance for the movie R2B: Return To Base that also stars Rain. He pretty much just talks about the movie and his experience while filming since it’s been 2 weeks since the movie’s official release.
(Sorry if the translation is a bit rough, it’s just me and my broken Korean working away, and f.y.i Google translate sucks!)
edit: There’s actually a bunch of articles that talk about bits and pieces of the episode. If any one finds a link, feel free to post it.
Roller coaster…no super roller coaster…no wrong again. Super super mega roller coaster of emotions is what this episode was. It was like a blast of an emotional catharsis, I really do love the writers for this drama. They clearly know their stuff, and Yoon Yeo Jung is damn underrated by the new generation of drama watchers. She maybe too old to be playing main roles, but who needs main roles? She walks into a scene, and you know it’s her scene. She’s amazing~
Uhm Jung Ae is left bewildered after her brother in law blows a gasket in her face. After having brandished his wife as a child abandoner (is that even a word?), and the rest as liers and scoundrels, he makes his over due exit. Not before his brother catches him outside and tear streaked asks, him why the hell he had to do such a thing. Jang Hoon couldn’t control his fit of rage after his mother slapped him, and so it all came out in a rush of emotions. Simultaneously, Bang Jung Bae (Kim Sang Ho) watches quietly from the corner. Sadness etched into his face, as he watches his two older brothers get at each other.
She yells maniacally at Yang Sil, recalling how she had told her to be strong when she knew what Chung Ae was going through. She recalls her terrible past, and the guilt she’s lived with for thirty years, and nothing seems to console the poor old lady. She tells Yang Sil, there is so little holding her back from yelling and tearing her hair out. But she can’t lose it. If she looses it, she doesn’t know what she would do. So the tears eventually exhaust her out, and Gwi Nam sets up an IV drip. She takes the help, but when her family insists on staying by her side, she tells them she wants to be left alone.
Time for some happier scenes! Yahoo! I thought it was going to be all tears and tissues, but the writers seem to understand that where there are tears, there’s always a smile around the corner. Chun Jae Yong and Bang Yi Sook back at the restaurant are trying their under cover love. The couple’s afraid that if they get caught dating by the staff, that they’ll complain about bias.
The infamous winter of 1997, lol I love the way they’ve made it sound like some deep dark secret. It happens to be the winter when Yoon Hee was fired from being Jae Young’s tutor and thus he went on a strike…he joined a monastery where his sisters couldn’t find him. Bwuahahaha, Jae Yong and a monk, things were just not meant to me. He asked the monk if they had meat. Well there goes that rebellious plan.
Jae Yong’s humour seems to balance out the tough life that Yi Sook has lived. Her birthday was never celebrated, and no one paid attention to her because it was considered bad towards the memory of Gwi Nam. She holds no resentment (I would) but it doesn’t extinguish her plain old wish to be noticed within her own home.
Yoon Hee’s psychic abilities kick in, and she knows immediately that Yi Sook is dating Jae Yong. Yi Sook avoids the two stares and shock her brother and sister in law give her.
And before we know it, we’re back to the sad parts. Chung Ae trapped in her feelings, doesn’t know what to do with herself. Everyone seems like someone else, and nothing is comforting. She decides to take off for her sisters place. Initially asking Yi Sook for a ride, Gwi Nam tells her it’s okay, and that he’ll drop her off.
Time for Il Sook and Yoon Bin 🙂
We have another cutesy moment with Yi Sook and Jae Yong again, when he tells her over the phone to come dressed in stripes. She refuses on the phone, only to walk into work dressed like this:
Jae Yong’s over the moon when he sees her comply and even goes in for a hug/kiss in the locker room. But this is Yi Sook were talking about, he gets a good ol’ slap.
As the episode winds down, Yoon Hee goes to meet her mother in law, who happens to be at the sauna. She bumps in to what I can only call a paedophile, and Yoon Hee gags at the sight of the young girl calling the ancient dude oppa. The two are kinda crazy and uptight, and the ancient paedo goes to the extent to nudge Yoon Hee back. This expectedly pisses her off. Before she can do anything though, Chung Ae is barking at the top of her lungs, ‘what the hell do you think you’re doing to my daughter in law?’. We even see Yoon Yeo Jung being bleeped out as she lets loose a harsh expletive.
Any who~ once they’ve dealt with that trouble, they get to the thick of the real problem that’s plaguing the Bang household.
Nooooo! You can’t just leave me hanging! Cruel, so so cruel. I hope and doubt Yoon Hee will take her up on that offer, as much as she initially wanted to go, I think she likes where she’s at. Ooh! I thought of another cliché…they go away to the U.S. for 3 years with that kid from the orphanage, and when they return everything has gone back to normal….no I really don’t like that option either. Oh well, this post couldn’t get any longer, so peace out 🙂