As usual I thought I’d stick in a few miscellaneous bits of info before I start the recap. So here goes:
Guess who came in on the top ratings beating out Gaksital and Arang and the Magistrate in terms of ratings? Yep. The weekend drama came in 3rd place after ‘Infinity Challenge’ (1st place) and variety show ‘Annyeonghaseyo’ (2nd).
It appears that for some cast members the limelight has brought on new projects at the speed of lightening to their doorsteps. Oh Yeon Seo is back as she’s been paired up with popular idol Lee Joon of MBLAQ on the reality show ‘We Got Married’. Akp’s already made a post on it, so I won’t ramble on about that so much here.
On the other hand, my one and only girl crush (big fat lie, I have so many I’ve lost count) Kim Nam Joo made an appearance for promotions of a department store she’s a model for, and if I may say so myself, she looks as gorgeous as ever. Seriously no one would think she’d hit 40, she hasn’t lost her touch from her earlier modelling days and she shows them off even better at 40.
No I’m not done yet. The national couple (Kim Nam Joo & Yoo Joon Sang) also made an appearance on the 15th September episode of ‘Entertainment Weekly’. Check out the episode here. (Starts at 43:37 sorry no subs)
Episode 55 starts where we left off with Jae Yong and Yi Sook. His dad wants to meet her and the pair of them are running like they’re being chased by the devil with the pitchfork himself.
Jae Yong’s father begins, with the expected disapproval, but Yi Sook already knows this, and she finishes his sentences for him. ‘Oh I have no intention of marrying Jae Yong, no, never’. Jae Yong’s dad, ‘let me get this straight you don’t want to marry my son?’ He seems less offended and more shocked at this statement and asks, what she plans.
She tells him, ‘I do want to marry, someday, and move to the countryside, I also want to have 5 children.’ She goes on to describe quite a simple life, and reminisces that she likes having siblings so having children to her is important. A man from the smaller city, who has built his entire life on the fact that his children should work for themselves respects her choice, but he’s still confused, about her plans on having children if she isn’t going to marry. She clarifies, that she will marry, she must if she wants children, but obviously since Jae Yong and her marriage is impossible she won’t marry him. He simply nods his head in contemplation.
Before you know it, Jae Yong runs in to save his girl from his dad who he considers otherwise the big bad wolf.
Man Hee comes by Yoon Hee’s place to drop by some stew, and Mal Sook offers to help her carry the huge bowl inside. In her attempts to butter up her future mother in law, Man Hee accidentally spills the beans about Se Gwang’s enlistment resulting in Mal Sook losing her senses.
Yoon Hee on the other hand finally, has something in common with her mother in law. She thinks Mal Sook is going totally overboard, but she has a niggling feeling about the two. Maybe it is more than they originally thought?
And the Uhm sisters bring back our laughs from the slowly deepening romantic elements of the plot line. She ends up arguing with Bo Ae, as she feels like she’s becoming the third wheel in the reunion of Pil Do and Bo Ae. Hence she stomps over to Chung Ae’s house without a call. Halmeoni happily let’s her stay over. Except they haven’t prepared any bedding nor is there really any space at her house.
It seems everyone is having dreams about returning to the army. I guess that’s one of the perks of being a girl, I don’t have to go to the army 🙂
Come next morning, Soon Ae’s back at Chung Ae’s place, telling her the real reason why she’s not at her own house and invading on Chung Ae’s home and refrigerator. Chung Ae lacks sympathy and tells her off, ‘if it weren’t for you, they probably would have hit it off earlier. What are you talking about love triangle, there was no love for you. You had a one sided love for Pil Do, so Bo Ae gave him up. It’s good that he contacted her.’
Halmeoni has been frequently making visits to Yang Shil’s hospital bed, to check up on her. Despite all the wrong she has done, no one abandons family. Yang Shil knows her own mistakes and regrets them. There’s no going back now, and the best everyone can do is gain a bigger heart and try for forgiveness.
Work. Babies. Work. Babies. That’s pretty much what’s on Yoon Hee’s mind. Her co-worker is planning on quitting her job, as she’s become pregnant. Yoon Hee asks, her why she doesn’t do both. Her co worker although reluctant to bring up the sore subject, offers that she isn’t as strong as Yoon Hee. She’s seen the discrimination that Yoon Hee faced while she was pregnant. I suppose the fact that Yoon Hee lost her child scared her more.
The writers bind in two story lines, as they show us Il Sook and Yoon Bin heading off to work together. Eeps cute couple! While Go Ok wishes her best of luck, she heads over to deliver lunch for her husband, unaware that he’s been fired.
Back to Il Sook and Yoon Bin, it’s the moment we’ve been waiting forever for!
Gwi Nam makes it around to Yang Shil’s room, she’s not recovering because of her guilt. The only medicine Gwi Nam can offer is his forgiveness.
Yoon Hee suddenly has the desire to meet up with her sister in law. She asks what’s it like to be a mother, it’s been playing at the back of her mind. Ji Young replies, it was horrible earlier, when she had to cope with work. She had no time to play with her children because of her work load. She would ask her son to play hide and seek, and would use that as an excuse to hide in the attic and work. She would cry while working because she couldn’t make any time for her kids.
Happy times! I was getting kind of depressed with reality.
We’re coming to another close, but not without a little bit of humour. Yang Hee Kyung is just full of awesomness, no matter how much they use her as the butt of the joke, she always pulls it off. Soon Ae having eaten a light breakfast (5 pieces of toast) heads over to her brother in laws bakery, and comes out having finished all his bean paste bread.
Before I close the post, be sure to check out Jo Yoon Hee’s upcoming interview with Newsis, they’ve been promoting it like crazy.