Yeah, on this matter, this drama reminds me a lot of "Oh Jaryeong is coming" where we waited for some 125 daily episodes out of 128 before there was any sign of Mr. Oh ever doing anything smart. The name of the drama made it sound like the lead guy would go after the villain, but he never "got going" and was fooled by the villain all the way till the end, even when it was the villain going overboard and getting caught himself rather than the lead guy doing anything smart to catch him. At least here JW seems to be trying to go after the chairman. But running for an hour and half in a suit in the streets of Seoul trying to catch a chairman in a sedan, isn't that smart!
The suit man must have been running for at least an hour and half, as those two guys had by then gone and had a nice dinner and drinks and driven back to the house. JW apparently is unaware that wheels had been invented and there are things called "taxis" in Seoul. Or, more probably, the great-one-moment and pathetic-the-next writer keeps flipping between his alter-egos. Meanwhile, HD follows JA. HD is the one guy who does things the smart way every time. He found it all out, while our stupid-richard simmons suit-man is still running, and running On Yeong Ju On HD's mom and the Grandma, Of course, Eun Su and HD provided some cute moments again. That's all I remember...
I don't think it is clear yet exactly what Jeong Ae helped TS with. We do know that there were 40 "borrowed-name accounts" that were set up by TS with the help of YJ's dad at the bank. YJ's dad showed his diary with the list of accounts to JA and we saw her say "This is not just 1 or two. It's 40 accounts!". She had prepared the paperwork for that bank matter then, and she thinks she stole only something little (as we saw her walk out of the meeting with YJ's dad, muttering to herself, "I thought I tool just 1 or 2 accounts. That oppa (TS) stole all of Sang Jun oppa's company?"). But there was a "power of attorney" form that TS wanted from her, that she was not giving him. I never fully understood what that power of attorney matter was. But anyway I think TS threatened her with loan-sharks at that restaurant scene a few episodes ago, and got that back from her (I can't remember clearly, but I think he got some paper from her and shredded it in his office). So, anyway, I think Jeong Ae was only a small part of the big money-stealing that TS pulled off. She is now realizing that she might have helped him steal the whole company, while she thought she did something small. As for TS himself, I think he has done multiple things here. Maybe at least three different things. 1) Shares that were in JW's name were transferred with a fake power of attorney. There was that flashback scene right at SJ's funeral time when he was frantically putting a fake seal or something on a share transfer that his accountant objected to, in his office (or maybe it was Sang Jun's office). Those forms showed JW's name (and he would've been a small kid then, so I think he was putting his dad's seal on a power of attorney, probably to himself). 2) He set up those 40 borrowed name accounts, and stole the money that was probably Tae Hu Industries operating capital. It's not clear to me how this borrowed name accounts can be used for stealing money. This also involved some power of attorney form, which Jeong Ae helped him with, and probably fooling the bank, in which YJ's dad was a part of (probably without him knowing what was going on, and accepting a power of attorney form, that we saw TS push in front of him, in one flashback). 3) He got the shares that may have been in Grandma's name transferred to him for a very cheap amount (that came out in today's Ep.37, so this is a bit of a spoiler) If JW's shares, the Company capital, and Grandma's shares are all taken away, that almost completes the big theft. Since the drama does not give clear explanations and brings these things out bit by bit, this is what I can generally guess for the time being. So, it was not one thing that TS did, but a whole bunch. And this does not include that flashback we saw in an early episode, which was repeated in Ep.37 today, of him pulling a sheet of paper out of the hands of a dying Sang Jun at his desk, probably also getting his seal on it. Not sure what he did with Sang Jun there. It may be something in addition to the above three thefts... It's all just my guesses, at this point.
The funniest scene was when the grandma, the aunt and HD go, "Sugyeong eonni?", "Sugyeong?" and "My mom?" in sequence. LOL The other nice scene was with JW, ES and Eun Ha, with the police guy asking the kid if they are her relatives. On YJ and her dad, That was about it, I think. The stuff is getting interesting.
Yeah, I was so upset at that point when we saw him calling TS right after meeting SYH. I thought JW was going to screw the whole thing up. Luckily, his plan failed (or didn't work the way he expected). I am sure his plan was to show SYH that TS was innocent and accuse SYH to have done the doctoring. But JW got lucky there, and looks like a genius.
Yep, it does look like the JW-MJ is over just like that... As @Sallyxueli explained and @valsava celebrated with a ce la vie to the shippers On Yeonju and the tie clip... With only 14 remaining episodes, will they build up this YJ-JW ship and make it sail? Who knows...
Quite an episode today (Ep36). This JiWan fellow is such a frustrating guy, but his idiotic plan actually worked here 9even if he didn't expect it to!)... I think all of you probably got the details of what happened with JW, stepmom, the chairman and Mr.Sin, as far as the Taehu Industries' accounts ledge is concerned. In case you missed some details,
Raise your hands if you love the little girl who has appeared in the drama! So cute. She is one of my favorite child actors. Trust me, she will liven up many scenes, if she sticks around. A tremendously talented kid... I also liked the scene where the chairman's wife tried to act tough to Eun Su, but couldn't hide the fact that she genuinely likes the girl (the conversation outside ES' house). She is supposed to split them up, as per the chairman's orders, so she talked tough. But she tells Eun Su, as she called her madam, "what madam? call me.." and she mouthed "eo meo ni" (mother/mother-in-law). LOL. Then she acts tough again and goes away. ES looked puzzled. But that woman Jeong Ae is a piece of work. Now, what is she planning to do, having left this little girl there? On Yeong Ju, Looks like the JW-MJ ship *could* finally be in troubled waters.
By the way, to me, today Ep.34 was pretty boring. Slow, and nothing much too interesting. I didn't particularly care for that cooked up homeless scene and the "special homeless crackdown" by the police and all that. A working guy can't find a little money to go to a $25 a day hostel kind of place in Seoul? Poor writing. They did add a line about "till I get the salary" or something to justify it, but I don't buy this kind of poorly orchestrated side-scenes that this writer throws in every now and then. The mainn story is solidly written but all this kinds of stuff makes me shake my head every now and then. Thank God that HD can make even terribly concocted things from this writer passable, with his humor. The actor carrying the writer, for sure. Again, nothing substantial today, on which any of you needed a spoiler explanation, right? Everything was just about what you saw. The only thing I found interesting was that Tae Su did not seem to know all this while that Mr. Sin Yeonghwan was more closely tied to Taehu Industries than he realized. On Yeong Ju, That YJ scene with the parents was nice, but only because of the actress. No kudos to the writer who still has not properly tied anything together to justify the extreme emotional stress in the YJ household. By the way, something tells me that nobody is going to US in the end. Something or other will start happening soon, to prevent that.
I too have been doubtful for a long time, about JA being the mother. Ever since that second or third episode when JA first walked into SH's restaurant after seeing ES on the road for the first time (supposedly) after 2 decades, saying "that girl, right?" and then called her "the gyejibe has become pretty". Actually I had commented then itself that she just cannot be ES' mom. I just didn't think a writer would ever write such lines for a mother who abandoned a baby and was seeing her after 2 decades, however heartless a person he/she wanted to portray. And JA hasn't been shown as an evil-incarnate or anything either. Though the drama still has not given any evidence to the contrary, the writer however continues to show that she really cannot be the real mother. More chance that it is deliberate, though a chance exists that it is just terrible writing too. Who knows. Ever since the first time some 15 episodes ago when the name Eun Ha came up, I had also thought that it is not a randomly thrown in name, and that there was some story behind that too. There was also that scene when the orphanage director sidestepped the question (in ep 29, I think) from the step-mom if that was a girl JA was sponsoring ("well, sort of like that" or something she said). Anyway, But one line from TS to JA was very curious, (I think in Ep27) when he went to JA's hotel room and she asked him for that failed temporary plan to say that ES was his daughter. He asked Jeong Ae, "YOU gave birth to ES, you mean? She is YOUR daughter, you mean?" We had subbed the lines correctly at DSS with the emphases on YOU there, but the KBS subs later wrote a casual line and I don't know if any of you all noticed that line. But who knows what it all means? Anyway, still no clear indication that ES is not JA's daughter, and I have no idea who else can be Eun Su's mother anyway. So what is going on? Again, who knows Then there is that "Choi Gang Du" who has been there for a while on the small list of other characters at KBS' official site for the drama, described as as the "57 year old husband of Jeong Ae" (without a picture of the actor). What is the story on this guy, who is yet to show up?
I have to run somewhere, but quickly... One other thing... on the Chairman's plans for JW and MJ. It was nice to see the grandma realizing what the step-mom and ES meant to her. I had always felt that the grandma was not a bad woman, but others keeping her in the dark was the main reason for her ungrateful behavior. Anyway, those scenes were nice.
Okay, we have fully translated and QC'ed the English subs for Ep. 29 at DSS. Those of you who watched up to Ep. 28 at the KBS site this weekend, can go to Ep.29 now. Actually this is the only episode so far that we have found time to fully edit and check at DSS. It was an important episode and a good one too. The ES-HD car scene and at the river, the ES-stepmom scene, MiJin's fantastic expressions in a bar scene, the acccounts details between YJ's dad and JA, so on and on...
Good episode today (Ep.32). Some details that I caught... On some of the chairman scenes, On Yeong Ju after the bar scene when ES just left saying she was going to the bathroom, but then calls saying she is at home (one of those poor set-ups that this writer sometimes does, though always for a good following scene.. On Yeong Ju and the "Oh Yeah Media Agency" guy. On the aunt, with Mr.Sin and grandma HD-ES meeting HD's mom at the restaurant . That's about it today. Good episode.