I’m back! Yippee! Yeah I’ll cut to the chase, and just go about recapping, (p.s. feel free to bitch in the comments about how late I am, I deserve it.)
We left off with Jae Yong arriving as an uninvited guest to the family dinner, but when at the Bang’s, everyone knows to make themselves comfortable, and it doesn’t take him long, to give Halmeoni the real reason he’s here. You’ve got to love the guy, he doesn’t beat around the bush, and he follows his heart, no matter how hurt he’s planning on getting. Seriously we need more Jae Yong’s in this world.
Halmeoni holds herself responsible, she understands the loneliness and neglect that Yi Sook has put up with, more so from her. As she grew up, she never really knew the feeling of love from her family as they were always mourning the loss of Gwi Nam. Halmeoni goes on emotionally, that she will not give up her beloved granddaughter to a household where people are against her. Thank god! Someone gets Yi Sook finally! It’s not just two people getting married and living happily ever after, as rare as they may come face to face, family acceptance does matter. The family agree, that no marriage will occur, until things drastically change between both families.
Dejected Jae Yong ends up going for a drink with Se Gwang. Who happens to rub in his wounds, Jae Yong naturally makes a snarky remark about him not even having gone to the army yet, so he can forget marriage for a while.
Of all the romances, Yoon Hee appears rather interested in Il Sook, her romance seems to be the underdog. It’s there but no steps seem to be taken in order to change this into a full blown romance. Il Sook is far from those thoughts though, after her divorce, her perspective has changed. She wants to be independent, and for now that’s all she wants to think about. Hey as long as she can be around Yoon Bin and do her work, who needs the romance title?
Can I just say this is one freaking cute scene! I’m so glad, Yi Sook finally took charge, and initiated the kiss this time. It helped prove that this wasn’t just some one way affection.
Il Sook sits on the rooftop, things are coming full circle, and memories are resurging. She recalls all the times she’s shared with Yoon Bin on the same rooftop, and how their relationship has grown to have something that even she has complicated feelings about.
Jae Yong’s to be sister in law, walks in tow with beau, to his restaurant. Dinners on Yi Sook, well it is now that Mal Sook has said so. Yi Sook pulls a face and heads over to get the pair a table. While lunching away, Jae Yong over hears, their conversation.
The youngest couples biggest problem is getting Se Gwang’s mother and sister in law to get along with Mal Sook. So let’s hear it for her plan-sister in law-she’s a teacher, use that for her weak point. Let her teach! Get things constantly wrong and she’ll feel like she’s the one in charge. As for mom-do not under any condition tell her off, instead encourage her frequent shopping habits. Tada!
The drama is obviously coming to a close, and we’re seeing how this family really works, to stay together and live together. It’s hard getting along with so many people, and to have lived a life time, some would think it would get irksome, but these guys really show us family in the true sense.
The brothers, happily combine their work force, to get the bakery rolling and support each of their families. Yang Shil is attempting a life of redemption, free of guilt, a simple life where she’s unable to hurt anyone any more, including herself.
Yoon Hee’s back to working, and despite how much she’s been through for the past year and a half, she proves that life goes on, and she’ll continue to work, as much as she likes, adoption and all.
It’s not good news, there’s a limitation. They’re going to have to wait 6 months before they’re allowed to officially take Ji Hwan home. The time period will allow Ji Hwan’s birth parents time, if they wish to take him back. This breaks a few hearts, it’s unlikely his parents will return, but nothing comes easy, and 6 months are nothing compared to the childhood they’ll be giving Ji Hwan eventually.
Yi Sook asks, Jae Yong to close his eyes. No she’s not going to sock him one, thankfully. He appears a little sceptical with his eyes closed, until he opens them. She has a couple pendant for both of them. It’s the last I swear *cough* (big fat lie) I love this couple!!!
The writers did an amazing job with the idea of a narration by Yoon Hee. She sums up what this drama has shown us over the 57 episodes, and enlightens us of how things have slowly but surely evolved and changed. The in laws, she wanted to avoid, have now become instinctual, it’s family. The faces she dreaded, are home to her, they aren’t just her husbands family, they belong to her as well, and it brings a smile to her face.
I’ve probably posted enough spoilers to have given that away, but let’s keep pretending we don’t know until I post the last episode recap, which will definitely be tear filled for all the right reasons.