The look on TH’s face here says everything in his heart. His expression verbally says he knows he has to let go of her, but still doesn’t want to and doesn’t think he can. He knows it’s too soon so he decides to go back to masking his feelings. When the grandmother looked at him, I wonder if she realized in this moment that she just made her grandson go back to his lonely withdrawn existence. It took so much patience and time for J to finally bring him out of his shell and now the grandmother is visibly watching him go back into it. If that doesn’t thaw some of that bitterness in her heart, I don’t know what will. It made me wonder if his weak smile here pained her even more. It’s like you can see two broken hearts in this shot, one that’s totally crushed and the other one is starting to get what his pleading and crying really meant. TH wasn’t just trying to hold onto J, he also wanted to hold onto the person he has become. Now that person is slipping away and the grandmother is running out of excuses.
*It’s over – TH knows it’s not Baek In Ho!!!! YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! I am so happy I feel like jumping for joy!!!!!Something tells me the GM is coming around already and I hope she gives permission before they find out Baek is innocent. It would mean more that way.
** in an interview, TB said he liked it better when his character fought with SY than these days when they say corny things and do things that cause goosebumps ( all those lovey dovey scenes). LOL
*thank you semi fly for all those torrents. cant believe you stayed up to give us more. we appreciate everything you do week after week.
written before it aired:
I have a tendency to kill plants. In the movie “Beaches” when Bette Midler’s character was told by her roommate who had a green thumb to take care of her plants while she was gone, Bette just nodded yes and assured her they would be fine. Then as the weeks went by and it was time for her to throw out the last of them that had withered and died, she only uttered the excuse “suicide” as she chunked it in the trash can. I watched that scene and thought boy do I know how that feels cuz that’s what I say every time I had to do that. My other excuses ranged from “something was wrong with that plant to begin with” or “I have no idea why it died, maybe it was one of those weak ones that do not last.” It’s like you don’t want to blame yourself and admit something is wrong with you so you blame the innocent shrub that depended on you for life. The sad thing is I like them and really want some in my home, but it’s like how many have to die before I learn my lesson. Try as I might, I can’t seem to keep them alive. It’s probably why I don’t have a pet. What if I forget to water or feed that. All this is to say is that I have a nurturing side, but no outlet for it. In a way, maybe this blog and these dramas have become my substitute for that need to care for something. Every month, I take baby steps and learn something new that’s tech related so that I can improve the aesthetics of this site. While I was working on making the first widget I ever made for Moon last night, it dawned on me that the evolution of TH and J’s relationship is similar to how you care for plants. Since it was formerly a 50 episode drama, the writer took her sweet time and nurtured their relationship little by little, taking care to water it by sprinkling each episode with enough sweet moments for the roots of their interest (and ours) to take hold. I heard somewhere that you are supposed to snip off the leaves that are dead and dried so maybe those episodes where TH and J had to go through their rough patches were for the same purpose –for them to endure the hardships to become stronger in the long run to continue to burgeon. Now that we know TH starting like J after that first necktie scene, I re-watched those episodes that followed that scene and it all makes sense now. When he leaned towards her in the car, it may have been to make his point, but I bet it unnerved him just as much as J. The hesitancy and staring right before he flicked her forehead was him trying to come to grips with his growing attraction. Of course the dead giveaway was how jealous he got during the pear harvest when TP was being overly attentive to J. All that time when we wondered why TH would frown and make quizzical faces towards J when it was so obvious to us what was going on, what was actually happening was a part of him that lay dormant too long in the dark suddenly found sunlight. There is no doubt in anyone’s mind right now that despite what’s currently going on, there can only be a happy ending to their love story. The main proof is in the roots and how deeply they are embedded in the ground and in their case, how deeply they are invested in each other. When you grow and flourish as much as these two have, there is nothing that can uproot them now.
“Iprefernottosayit” asked what I thought would happen in the end. Like I said, the fact that this is a family drama and a ratings hit all point to the only conclusion possible. We all know the last episodes will have weddings, babies, ducks, and a smiling, thriving family that has grown in size due to all the sons finding loved ones, but what is still unclear is how they are all going to live on that farm when the main house only has one indoor bathroom. Every drama has loose ends they don’t get to tie up cuz of time constraints and I don’t think OB will be any different if they stretch out this break up any longer than necessary. That is why I was praying against hope that they would find out about Baek’s innocence by tonight. These are the list of issues I compiled that I wish they would have time to fit in, but I am not holding my breath for it to happen cuz hardly any drama manages to tie up every loose end in the last stretch.
I have a feeling TS and MS will tell Guksoo the truth about his mother’s death soon cuz I can’t imagine them actually waiting ten years to tell Guksoo.
KJ and TH bonding and TH calling him hyung or just smiling at KJ would be a nice change. At best, I can only imagine a handshake between them.
I want the dad to be nice to Guksoo cuz he has yet to have one scene where he smiles or is nice to Guksoo.
The duck feed becoming a huge success.
J calling the ajumma “mother” and both of them crying.
SY and TB living on the farm with TS and MS living next door in her home and MS giving SY a hard time so that SY finally learns how to cook.
We finally find out how KJ managed to get his dad to back off and not buy the farm.
They bring Hong back to find out how he is involved in all this. Cuz he had to be on this whole thing from the start or why else would he meet with the chief and why else would he have gone to Hong Kong with him.
J and TH go on an overnight trip together and sleep in her tent by the beach. If not that one, then at least have them do some of those things that J wanted to do with her boyfriend.
TH takes J and the GM and goes to visit his mother’s memorial.
TP and Y make up their minds to get married or not cuz she isn’t young enough to keep dating for a few more years.
The farm gets a makeover and they add on rooms to it or build on more additions to it like how they did with MS’s place.
Would like to know what J did with her dad’s birthday plant.
TS finds out how YJ was only dating him to get the farm money. I don’t know why it bugs me, but I hate that he still thinks he broke off their relationship instead of the truth that he narrowly missed out on being used. Even though I want him to know, I still hope MS isn’t the one to tell him cuz it will make her look petty for keeping it from him all this time if she blurts it out in a moment of anger.
A perfect last scene would be SY’s parents coming over with food and SY’s mom helping TH’s mom prepare for the meal. Then they would show a family gathering with two full tables and everyone sitting around to eat together so that when GM says “let’s eat” there will be a loud chorus of “we will eat well.” Then laughter and conversation as they all eat and the camera does close-up shots of all the faces then pans out to the outside of the farm.
*No time to finish this list now, but I know I left out some things.
Here is a hauntingly beautiful new music video by Sailor Enigma
Starts from when KJ drags J out of the club. She asks why he isn’t answering her. I said answer me. why arent you answering. I said date me. let’s date. do you not want to date me? that’s not it right? you want to date me right? KJ: If you keep doing this I will get angry. J:now we are going to date. agree? ok.let’s go drink . KJ: do you really want to date me? do you mean it? How much longer are you going to act like a child like this. how much longer are you going to behave childish and ruin yourself. if you are going to be like this it would be better if you ran away with TH. you dont have the courage to do that do you? Why? cuz you are the daughter of the perpetrator. why do you think TH left you awhile ago when you are in this distressed state? It’s cuz he cant do anything for you. he is the son of the victim and cant do anything for you, but what do you think you can do for him? do you think you have the right to call him and say you miss him? to put it more coldly, do you think you have the right to cry even a teardrop. J: Stop it -stop it. who are you to talk to me like this. KJ: nothing will change. you have to accept it now. dont act like a child anymore. J: who do you think you are. KJ: forget it now and cut it off (Joonni’s note: I think KJ uses the phrase “cut off” in reference to cutting off relations with TH/attachment to TH…sort of like a heart’s string to another heart)
TS asks GM to lie down since she must not have energy. Mom comes in with some medicine. TS tells GM to drink since she must have been in shock, but she pushes him away. Mom asks her to drink it cuz it will be better. GM says leave her alone. mom says at least lie down cuz she shouldnt do this since it’s taking up too much of her energy, but the GM says leave me alone. I rather die like this. Mom says stop talking like that even if GM is angry. GM- if you live too long you see things you shouldn’t see. What did he say? allow him to marry J?
TB and TP are in the room with TH. TP asks him: do you feel ok inside? drink some honey water. Or should we go out and drink (alcohol) some more? TH says it’s ok – go out. TP says: why are you so obedient/amenable/traditional. just meet her (meaning date her). without our family knowing, if you want to meet her just meet her. if you miss her just run to her. why do you have to get permission and concession. why do you only know one path? all you have to do is just give up marriage -just give up marraige and meet her– what’s the problem. TP tells TB:why arent you saying anything. as a sunbae who had been in love for ten years, say something. TB says it might sound cold but I am in the same position as GM and father. TP: small hyung. TB to TH: not only our entire family, but J knows too-even if you two meet again, like you used to before, can you be bright/cheerful and smile like you are happy? especially J? TH looks at TB. TP to TB: small hyung. TB: Think of this as a type of accident..this is something lake a natural disaster that humans can’t control. including me, our entire family likes J a lot. but you and J cant go back to the way it was before the natural disaster. unless all of our memories are erased. unless your father who passed away 26 yrs ago comes back to life. I am sorry but you have to think of GM too– she is old and if she has more shock than this you know there will really be big trouble right? (meaning she could die)*thanks to Joonni for clarifying
Mom wonders if TH is like that then how is J -she wont pick up her phone when I call. dad: nothing much will happen. I met In Ho for a bit and nothing was going on. if there was something going on he would have told me. mom: you met BIH today? Dad: he told me to keep the farm. I told him the house is tainted and that I wouldn’t take a penny from him and told him not to even think of sleeping comfortably till he dies and threw his offer back in his face. let’s sleep. Mom: really upset cuz of TH. dont think too badly. since TH is like that, I feel less worried. everything in his heart, in front of the family he expressed everything he was feeling. just think if he didnt let any of that out and kept it piled up in his heart. how much would his insides rot. even about his mother, he kept it buried in his heart for over 20 yrs and talked about it for the first time after she died. I thought TH changed for the better after meeting J. isnt that true? dad says: after listening to you talk, that could be true. He says he will sleep. Mom tells him to sleep – you suffered a lot today
TH goes in to see his GM who is sleeping. He sits next to her and says “GM – I am sorry.” He tucks her in and leaves the room. She opens her eyes.
It’s 7:10am and TS wakes up. He wakes up Guksoo but he isnt next to him. There is a stuffed animal. TS gets up and calls out for him. He checks the bathroom and everywhere wondering where he went. He checks TP’s room and asks if he hasnt seen Guksoo. TP asks why – isnt he in the room. TS says he is gone. I looked everywhere but he isnt at home. TP:what are you talking about? Guksoo is gone? TS: be quiet. TP: how long has he been gone? Was he here when you slept last night. TS says- he doesn’t know-he was too tired and fell asleep right away. TS gets a call
In the truck, TP is driving TS. TS says: I am not going to leave him be. why did he go alone to the airport without saying a word. TP says of course he wouldnt say anything. would a kid who is running away reveal where he is going and then run away? how can you sleep and not know the kid left home? Are you really a dad?
TS sees Guksoo and asks if he is ok. how could you leave home without saying anything. when did you leave home? why did you come here. guksoo doesnt say anything. TS: ok for now let’s go. Guksoo says he wont go. He is going to his mom in the Philippines. TS: what are you saying? Guksoo: I don’t like you getting married dad. I don’t like MS ajumma becoming my mom. TP says : you like MS ajumma. Guksoo says he does but he doesn’t like her marrying his dad. I am going to my mom. He asks uncle TP to take him to the Philippines. TS: ya hwang Guksoo- where are you saying you are going? you said your mom told you to live well in korea. that you would obey dad. did you already forget what you promise your mom? also where is this place for you to come alone? did dad teach you to do that? Guksoo: you do what you want and get married too. you told me to think about it so why dont you ask me what I think? when did I say I liked you getting married? TS asks so do you want me not to get married and grow old and die being a bachelor all my life. do you want me to do that. guksoo says: you told me to think about it-if you asked me to think about it, you should have asked what I thought. TS: so should I live all my life growing old and die as a bachelor? is that what you want? TP tells TS: why are you like that. people are watching. TS: that’s how this kid is talking. telling me not to get married my whole life. you are huh? Guksoo cries and glares at him. TP:hyung.
In the truck TS says sorry for yelling a while ago – I was wrong. after telling you to think about it and not asking what you thought, I am sorry. I thought you felt the same as me. Do you really not like me getting married. still please think it over one more time. I will ask you as a favor. Guksoo didnt say one word.
MS is washing rice so mom asks what she is doing. MS: you woke up mother? I am making breakfast. mom: there is no need, I will do it. MS stops her and says: it’s not hard to do this so just think of me as your big daughter in law now. Mom says she has to do this for her entire life so why start already. as the older daughter in law my break is crooked from work so I dont want to make you start work already. MS says she wants the mom to treat her like a daughter in law quickly.all that time only the two of us were together so thinking that we get a family like this, it’s so nice. mom: you do? MS: yes. H said that too. cuz you are getting married, I get a dad, grandma, grandpa, great grandma, uncles and younger brother all at once. she said she really liked it a lot. Mom says then from here on she is going to yell out “big kid” and take advantage of MS. MS says: yes do that cuz that’s what I am looking forward to. Mom wonders what to make MS do first and says she wants some dish. MS: that’s good mother. And MS starts to prepare it and tells her to wait. Mom shows her where everything is and mom smiles
GM says let’s eat and everyone and H yells out loudly “I will eat well”. Dad says her voice is refreshing so she can be a singer. mom tells H to eat a lot. Dad asks where TS went so early in the morning and TS lies that he went to the sauna so dad says you should have taken me with you cuz it was time for him to go too. TS: guess I should have. mom tells GM how TS and MS are going to look at wedding halls today. they look like they want to hurry and just get the wedding hall like the GM said. GM: they are. MS: yes GM. the wedding dress and makeup too, I am going to try to decide all that today. Guksoo looks up so TS adds. instead of saying we will decide today, we are going to look into it here and there. MS to TS: what are you talking about. we are going to meet sister in law and decide today. TP distracts guksoo and tells him to eat the delicious marinated beef. MS mutters how lucky they were to be able to see the wedding hall today. let’s go and look at it and make a contract for it if possible. TS tells her to eat this and has to put food in MS’s mouth to get her to stop talking about the wedding preparations
SY is sleeping and wakes up to TB smiling down at her (that would so freak me out) she asks when TB came home cuz she waited and fell asleep. He says she did well. he came early this morning. they kiss. He says get up cuz he prepared breakfast and shows her what he made for her. SY: breakfast? what is it? TB: loving room service. he tells her to drink water first. he feeds her so she says she will do it but he wont let her. he is her hands today. she says it’s yummy and asks for pickles. She asks if today is some special day cuz he gave this kind of service this morning. TB: even if it’s not a special day, if you want I can do this for you every day. I can cook, do your hair, do the dishes are just the basics. cuz I do housework better than you – you know that right? SY: yes I know. TB: so let’s live apart (from your parents). you dont want to go and live at Ojakkyo right? to tell you the truth I feel the same way too. like you would be uncomfortable living with my parents, it’s hard for me to live here and it’s uncomfortable. let’s each give in a little and move into my officetel. SY: must be move out? TB: yes we must move out. I want to enjoy being newlyweds with you like this. it will be hard and difficult, but I want to live as a family by ourselves. without anyone interfering (meddling). She says ok will think about it one more day. He tells her to talk it over again tonight. let’s finish eating the rice omelette. There is a knock at the door and it’s her mom asking if she woke up. SY: yes mom I woke up
At work SY and everyone is having a meeting. SY read out that choi and the girl are in charge of the idea so she asks what they have in mind. A story idea is pitched and it’s about focusing on the son in law and his in laws – what happens between the son and his in laws. sort of like what TB is going through now. choi mentions it’s 3 times worse for a son in law than for a daughter in law and her in laws. someone close to us has this happening to them. TB glares at choi. girl asks if TB will help them out. another guy asks TB to do an interview. SY kills the idea. She says it’s too weak and tells them to come up with a different idea. Choi and the girl argue it’s the perfect story idea and that it’s ok so SY yells out that she is killing the idea. I said no- come up with something else.next. TB hits choi with crumpled up paper
SY’s mom listens to music and remembers TB saying they will live separately. She gets mad and says she was so good to him -treating him better than a son so how could he bring up living apart to her. how? She asks the dad to talk. What did she do that was so wrong. dad: more than what you did wrong. it’s cuz you have different ways of living. She asks her husband to speak truthfully cuz it’s ok. I have to know what I did wrong to fix it or not. tell me. He says for starters -it’s nothing to be glad about when the mother in law goes over there every morning cuz they are newlyweds so wouldnt that be uncomfortable and irritating. SY: irritating? dad lists other stuff and says how going so far as to prepare TB’s clothes –even I think that was overdoing it. even though he feels comfortable, you are still the in law. More than anything the biggest problem is her temper cuz when she gets mad she yells. SY’s mom: stop it. dad: you told me to speak truthfully.
The mom gets a call from the hospital about her recent check up. The guy says she needs to come in cuz there is a problem with the recent check up (oh man if SY’s mom is sick then TB and SY wont move out)
Bong is at the precinct and TH asks what brings him here. Bong says to meet TH. he heard from KJ what TH’s relationship is with Baek’s daughter. since you are a detective, you know this well, but as you investigate, there are often times when I really wish the person I concluded was the criminal (guilty person) wasnt the criminal. it’s ok if I am wrong. to tell you the truth, that’s how I feel now so I came to give you this. He gives TH his notes on the case. everything about the case is written on there. except for one thing, since BIH left the country (back then) he wasnt able to question him in person himself. this is everything I can do for you. TH:thank you. Bong: also I am sorry for not being able to capture the criminal. even though 26 yrs has passed, I hope in my place you will catch the criminal yourself. Bong leaves
TH goes through the notes and D comes in. D says TH came out early. what are you looking at so early in the morning. TH doesnt answer or look up. D says the graduation pictures came out -the ones you took with J. TH asks for them. D says: they came out well didnt they.
As TH looks at them, D compliments them for looking so good. TH gets up and leaves
TH is driving and remembers what TB said about if the two of them can be happy- especially J. TH pulls over and looks like he is in pain. TH makes a call
J is at the officetel when doorbell rings. J asks who it is. the mom comes inside and makes a remark about what time it is for J to still be home. J asks if she had been well – nothing much happened right. Mom asks: when someone curious calls, are you not going to pick up when I call. come and sit cuz I made some abalone porridge. mom asks where J’s dad went. J doesnt know. mom: you dont even know where he went. Mom puts out the porridge and asks J to sit down and eat. She tells J to hurry and eat cuz it looks like J didn’t eat for more than a day or two. How could you make your face look like that within a few days. did you just plan to starve? J: no. mom: if not then eat. in this world there is nothing that can be settled by starving. hurry and eat. but J says later. Mom asks – I said hurry and eat. what did you do that was so impressive for you to fast and not eat when you should eat. in this world, are you the only one whose love has ended. or did you have a love that others cant have. J cries. mom: dont cry. Being born your dad’s daughter is your burden so don’t resent him and just think this is as far as you were meant to go with TH and accept it -that’s all you can do. hurry and pick up your spoon and eat. After you eat find out where your dad went. he is still the father you waited for. there is no way, but do you dislike him cuz he is the criminal behind the hit and run? it’s not. right? in this world, the person who wants to die the most is your father. You think he came back alive to give you this trauma. if you got that, dont move and eat this whole bowl. do you understand me? J nods and says yes. mom: ok then I will be going. no need to come out. she goes out. J keeps crying.
Mom goes outside and cries and looks back and then leaves
J starts to eat, but cries the whole time
TH meets with KJ. it’s snowing outside. He gives the pictures to KJ and asks him to give it to J cuz they took graduation pics in advance. TH: Is she well. KJ: you saw last night. not yet, she cant be. TH: please take care of her well. KJ: J? to me? TH: yes. KJ: you trust me? what are you going to do if I have intentions towards her. TH just looks at him. KJ: is giving her these pics the right thing to do since she needs to forget you now. TH: you decide what to do with them and if she perhaps asks about me, tell her I am well. I will ask you again to take care of her well. I will leave first. TH was about to get up, but KJ asks: how are you doing. just say J is like that but how about you. are you doing well? TH: I cant yet too but I will try. KJ: Before mother passed away, if I had met you a little sooner, I have regrets about that. if I had done that, then maybe we could have been similar to brothers and got along well. since you are already having a hard time, I wont joke around. I don’t have any intentions towards J – even if there is, there wont be. I will watch over J well. trust me and don’t worry. TH gives him a small smile.
J goes to a construction site and looks for her dad. Baek is doing heavy labor. some guy calls out to Baek that he is working too hard and to ease up a bit and work together, but Baek doesnt listen and keeps going. J remembers how KJ told her: it’s been a few days. I tried till the end to stop him and told him to rest for the time being, but he said it was harder to be still and not do anything. Baek turns and sees her. J smiles and waves at her dad
KJ is waiting for J. he gives her the pictures. KJ: I struggled whether or not I should give you this but I thought I should give it to you. I met officer TH a while ago. It’s your graduation pics. J takes it and puts it away in her drawer. She asks him for a favor. She wants to leave Seoul for the time being
TS and MS look at a wedding hall. MS says she likes it a lot. TS and MS pretend to get married and walk down the aisle. They go and take pictures.
TB and SY show up. TB asks if they looked around -isnt it nice and clean. TS says they liked it so they are thinking of reserving it today. MS: did you come younger sister in law? SY: yes MS shi. MS asks what SY which hall they got married in-sapphire. SY says no-diamond hall. MS: oh you did it at diamond hall. MS tells TS let’s do it at diamond hall too. TS: ok. SY says: the hall will be more small but it’s more expensive. MS says: oh it is. then we have to do it at diamond hall even more cuz I dont have that many people to invite. MS to TS: let’s do it at diamond hall too. MS asks where SY got her wedding pics taken and where she got her bridal makeup done. (it’s like SY is saying everything she did was expensive but MS insists on doing the same things anyway – sort of like childishly copying SY) *Good thing MS has money cuz TS has like $500 in his bank account and can’t afford any of this)
TS thinks the second week of march is too early so MS asks how about the third week. TB asks if guksoo likes TS getting married cuz his expression yesterday didn’t look like it. TS lies and says he likes it. TB: did you ask for certain and not just overlook it. you have strange a habit of doing what you think you heard. TS: I asked him. TS changes the subject and asks if marrying on a friday is weird. but TB asks: what are you going to do about the home. Did you talk to mom. TS: what is there to talk about. we have to take in our parents and live with them so TB corrects TS and says: you should say it correctly. are you taking them in? mom and dad are keeping you. SY looks down to smile. MS says TB is living off of his in laws so SY calls her out on it and asks: MS shi – what did you just say? what do you mean live off of them? MS: you werent? that’s how I heard it. if not then never mind. MS tells TS that saturday is better than friday. SY is speechless.
* it is true cuz TB didnt buy their home - his in laws did. but it sure was petty of MS to point that out but TB was wrong to say that the parents were letting TS live with them
TP remembers how he told Y that they couldnt keep hiding this cuz later they have to get permission to marry. and how Y said TP said he didn’t want to get married.
TP meets with SY and TB and TS and MS. TS asks who is coming. did you call TH? TP: no. there is someone I want to introduce to you (hyungs). MS: it must be a girl – isnt that right? TP: yes. TS is surprised : really? what’s up with you. introducing a girl to us. you have never done that even once before. so you must like her a lot. TP say yes so he wants his hyungs to help him out and support him (cheer him on). TS: of course. TB: maknae – there is no way… SY: it’s not (who we think) right? Y shows up. SY: aunt. Y tries to leave so TP stops her and says: you came. I said let’s meet confidently. Y: why are you like this? TP: how much longer are you going to hide this. TS asks her to come in
They all sit together and it’s awkward. TB: so what happened. back then you clearly said the two of you weren’t dating. TP says then it was cuz of the inlaws but it’s true they are dating. SY asks Y- is it really true aunt. Y: yes. MS says the food is done so try this. have some.TS asks Y to eat by calling her aunt-nim. He wonders what to call her. so MS says since she came as TP’s girlfriend call her by her name so SY doesn’t like it. TS says he will just call Y aunt nim. that will be better. Y: yes do that. TP tells Y to eat cuz MS’s food is really delicious. MS: yes try it and you dont have to feel uncomfortable. Y: thank you. TP tells her to hurry and eat. he offers Y water. he is attentive so MS says he must like Y a lot. he doesnt know what to do. TP says he likes Y a lot so MS has to support them. MS says she will -dont worry. TB asks if the two of them are going to keep dating. is that it aunt? TP: yes we are thinking of continuing to date.cant we do that? SY says of course you cant. MS: there is no reason why they cant. the two of them like each other so what is the problem? TS tries to pull MS closer to shush her. MS:why? there is no law against it. SY snaps at MS and telle MS to just be still. MS: younger sister in law. Y says she thought about it and forgot she had an appointment. I have to get going. sorry but I have to get up first. TP: what appointment. Y: there is one. dont come out. Y tells TS not to stand – it;s ok. I will be going. MS says see you again next time. TB tells TP to sit and SY says she will be going first too. she says she will see TB at home. SY leaves. TB tells TP to sit.
SY goes out to Y. she asks what happened. Y: SY. SY: are you really dating maknae doraenim? Do you really like him. Y: yes. SY: this is ridiculous. aunt! Y: But you cant tell my sister no matter what. I didn’t know this meeting was for this and came. if I knew I wouldnt have come. SY: how long are you planning to hide it? from here on what are the two of you going to do? there is no way- you aren’t going to get married right? you really cant do that aunt. Y: I really cant do that? Why? SY: then why did you hide it aunt? didn’t you hide it cuz you didn’t feel comfortable in your heart? Y doesnt answer.
TH goes home and mom asks what he is doing home at this time and tells him to sit cuz they were going to have tea. He says sorry to his GM and dad. I wont disappoint you like that again. Dad: can I trust you. TH nods and says yes. GM: then you wont mention J again. TH: yes. GM: Then go on blind dates and I will believe you. you will go on them right? mom says it’s too early. GM says she is talking to TH (not the mom) TH asks GM to go out with him and eat lunch and get some air outside. Dad says it must be nice for GM to get a date request from TH
Mom is happy and chatters a lot in the backseat. how great the weather is. the sky and river water is sparkling. did you see just now- how that baby in the car that just passed by was so pretty. so GM tells her to be quiet cuz she feels like she will die from her ears hurting. Mom says how can we go being quiet on a day like today. when our TB has a baby soon, the baby will be pretty like that cuz the mom and dad are good looking so we dont have to worry about how the baby looks. GM remarks the hwangs look good so there is no need to say that. the problem is will the baby be a son or daughter. since there were so many sons, a daughter would be nice. mom says she does too. I have no other wish if it’s a daughter.
*I always found it funny that we are supposed to believe a petite mom and dad could have so many tall sons. isnt that like impossible. even TH’s birth father looked tall in his picture.
TH takes his GM and mom and walks with them at the market carrying all their stuff for them. mom says to buy all the roots but GM says what do you want with all of that. it’s too much. just get half. then when they are buying shrimp, GM complains it’s too expensive. TH laughs watching them argue. He sees someone selling earmuffs and gloves
TH helps GM out of the car and says wait a minute. He puts earmuffs and gloves on her. He says they fit and asks if it’s warm. She says they are warm. He laughs and says they look good on her.
They go for a walk by the river. He stops and stares at the water and looks sad. GM notices that. he smiles at her and she smiles at him
Mom say how good the food looks. TH was on the phone and says ok. he tells GM that something work came up so he has to leave first. GM: without eating? then let’s go together but he says no dont do that. he wanted her to eat this so drove all this way on purpose so she cant do that. he will have a taxi waiting so he wants them to enjoy their meal slowly and then go home in it. mom says let’s do that to the GM and says the food would be a waste not to eat and let’s think about TH’s thoughtfulness. GM agrees. TH: also about the blind date I will do it slowly. I don’t want to lie to you so give me some time. GM: ok but dont drag it out too long. TH: ok I will be going. make sure you enjoy your meal. GM tells him to leave and he goes.
Mom says how hard TH is trying. he is putting in a lot of effort. GM: yes he is. GM sighs so mom asks why. GM: it would have been better if he drank and spit out what he feels inside- since he is acting like that, it makes my heart ache more. mom: mother to tell you the truth, I have something I did wrong to you.GM:what are you talking about. mom: to tell the truth, even after I knew about the hit and run accident, I was going to cover it up for the time being. cuz I felt bad for the kids. I was wrong mother. you feel betrayed dont you. even though I knew I was committing a big sin to you, cuz I liked them both so much so I couldn’t break the kids apart. TH said there was a big puddle in his heart but after meeting J, it was filled. while growing up, every day there had been a hole in his heart so when it rained, the rain water would collect there and when the wind blew, he could hear the wind ringing. but after meeting J, for the first time that hole was filled. after hearing that I couldn’t break the kids apart. GM looks touched and sad. mom says the food is ready and ladles some out for GM. The GM looks out the window cuz she cried.
The dad is looking at the family picture that arrived. GM comes home alone so he asks where the mom is. She says the mom had some place to drop by. GM asks what that is. Dad says the picture was delivered and asks her -do you want to look at it. it came out well but we cant hang it can we mother. GM looks at TH and J’s picture and looks sad
KJ drives J to some park and they watch kids play. J has some bags like she is going to stay here for a few days. It’s his orphanage. He calls out to the kids and says the kids grew up a lot. Have you been well. They say yes and says J is pretty and looks like an angel. J smiles at them
* You have no idea how much I freaked out when J said she wanted to get out of Seoul. for a second I thought the writer was going to have J leave the country or something. Thank goodness it’s only a car ride away from Seoul. whew. heart attack averted.
Baek drinks and asks Hong -Why didn’t you tell me. Even if my father did that you should have told me that a person died. why did I come back alive to leave this anguish to J. I should have died. back then I should have drowned and died in the ocean. Hong tells him to drink slower cuz Baek isnt well yet
TH is stopped at a light and sees an ad for hiking clothes (the hiking gear 2pm is doing ads for) They are all wearing colorful hiking outfits. He remembers how Bong said “the witness said he saw the person had on white clothes” and how TH asked: so did Baek IH wear white clothes? Bong: I couldn’t confirm it. then TH remembers Baek saying : it had been a while since i went hiking and I drank too much afterwards. TH quickly drives somewhere
TH is waiting for Baek in his car. TH asks : on the night of the accident, what color were your clothes? Baek: the color of my clothes? that night….TH: You said you went hiking. Did you wear white clothes? Baek: it’s been too long so I don’t remember well, but since it was a hiking outfit, it wouldnt have been white clothes. why are you asking?what’s going on. TH: try to remember better. then that night were there anyone else with you. Baek: yes that I remember. Hong and lee ki chul were in the car with me. TH: Hong manshik and lee ki chul?
TH drives and calls and tells D probably to find out where Hong is staying right now
TH goes to meet Hong. TH says he came to find out the truth about the hit and run accident. You were in the car with Baek IH on the day of the accident werent you? Hong: me? I have nothing to say. go back. TH: The eye witness said the driver wore white clothes. but that night Baek came back from hiking so he couldn’t have been wearing white clothes as a hiking outfit. so Baek IH didn’t drive. the criminal is someone else. isnt that right? Who is the criminal? The chief is in the bathroom hiding. TH: who was the person driving that night? The chief is stunned.
Thanks to Sparkskey we have E54 written preview:
GM stops by the columbarium early in the morning and sees J placing flowers, apologizing for the crime her father committed. GM feels conflicted when she sees how sincere J is. Hong Manshik insists that Baek Inho was the person behind the wheel, TH asks D for help and starts investigations in earnest. Inho finds a photo of the mountaineering club from 26 years ago and runs towards TH immediately
*columbarium is the place where people’s remains are stored after cremation. I didn’t know what it was called till today hahaha had to ask my dad
For those of you who are die hard fans of TH and J and still never heard about this blog, you really must check it out. Her name is King and she managed to capture every look TH ever had in almost scene. Even though it’s in Korean, just click on the bottom of the page at the page numbers and surf around.
Finally, TH is investigating! It’s sort of funny that he figured out the truth with old information and just had to stop and think for a moment (rather than finding out something new). I wonder if the rest of the family will immediately be on board, or if they’ll think that this is just wishful thinking on TH’s part and that he’s grasping at straws so he can be with J.
KJ is the ultimate voice of reason these days, and I always feel like he speaks with my voice, telling TH and J what I wish I could say to them. J was definitely in need of an ultimatum, and TH is right to trust KJ to care for her. It’s almost like KJ fulfills his duty as a brother toward J instead of TH, since he feels like he failed with TH. It’s sad that they both think they have a failed relationship, and yet TH trusts and relies on KJ, and KJ is constantly there for TH whether TH asks him to be or not. All that’s needed is for them to acknowledge that they’re brothers, because the bond is definitely there, despite their best attempts to antagonize each other.
MS’s enthusiasm over her future marriage makes me worry that the wedding will be temporarily cancelled on Guksoo’s behalf (it’s like she’s being set up for disappointment). I’m not confident that TS will immediately have the courage to tell the truth about Guksoo’s mom (he tends to be cowardly when it comes to such things) and even if he does, it’s quite possible that Guksoo will need some grieving time, instead of feeling like his mom is being replaced right away. The way things are going, we may end up with 3 brothers getting married at the same time! Heck, maybe TB and SY will even redo their vows since they ran out last time.
I was not expecting anything like SY’s mom getting sick, and I’m still not sure how that’s going to go down. I think hospital phone calls in dramas pretty much always mean cancer or pregnancy, but cancer seems like too big a deal when we have so few episodes left. I don’t think that SY’s mom will actually die, so maybe she’ll just have a scare with a benign tumor or something. Meanwhile she might be motivated to fix the relationships in her life, and that would be a good thing!
I was proud of TP for introducing Y (finally!) although he probably shouldn’t have done it without asking her first. It frustrates me that SY is against their relationship, but she’s right in a way. If Y is embarrassed of the relationship, is it a relationship she should be in? She won’t be able to make it work with TP unless she has the confidence to make it work, so she needs to have a shift in her thinking before they can really be together. Thankfully TP is all about making relationships work (his advice to TH is so endearing) and he should be able to inspire Y to be more like him.
It makes me nervous that Baek In Ho is working at a construction site because that’s where accidents always happen, especially when someone is working extra hard. Surely the poor man has suffered enough? I’m relieved that J is reconciling with him before learning the truth about the accident since they both need each other right now, no matter what happened.
Even though she’s no longer in the forefront of the plot, I love that the mom still has such an important role. She made J rethink her relationship with her dad, and if anything will win over the grandma it will be her words about J filling the hole in TH’s life. She’s also the one keeping the dad sane, and it’s like she has everyone’s back, even when all those people seem like they’re on different sides.
I’m trying my best not to assume that I’ll see a joyful reconciliation between TH and J right away. Their break-up took forever, so I keep telling myself that it could take a while for them to get back together too. Who knows, maybe TH will want to wait to clear BIH’s name, so he doesn’t get J’s hopes up. Still though…it’s hard not to be a little giddy. Surely those mean writers won’t torture us too long?
Here are the links to watch live if anyone wants to use them for E54.
iOnAirTV (registration takes seconds … go to the On Air Tab and select KBS2; close captioning available in English, Japanese and Chinese): http://ionair.tv/view.php
wubisheng (select KBS2) http://www.wubisheng.cn/html/hanju/zxtv/?id=sbs-cjb#
Download links for OB and for live streaming:
click on 2TV and a separate pop up with live streaming comes on. It doesn’t work for Chrome but it works for IE.(Internet explorer)
from KBS itself, but need to download
Raw links: KBS OB site