Nope. Sadly, still no, I think. He was better before when he fixed her high heels and put it on her once - the height of their non-starter of a romance. It has only got worse since then, and we are running out of time.
Good news. DSS just put up machine-translated English subs for Eps 13 through 20. The translator software has improved quite a bit recently too, so you would be able to understand most of it without any human translation. I will find some time to go and look for any frequently-occurring word-mistakes or anything and run a software to fix them. But on a quick look, the subs looked fine to me (I had put in a lot of words and names into a file specifically for this drama to improve the subs' readability). Go ahead and watch Ep 13-20 with the machine subs.
Hey, this is what I felt since the 3rd or 4th episode onwards. When I said it then, a lot of friends here took me to task ... I have hated how that woman does things. She has made sacrifices, she is loving/caring, and she has no bad intentions, but anybody who knows a woman like this in real life would probably not like her much. Again, a very nice job by the drama of creating quite an interesting character, and definitely giving very justifiable reasons for other characters' not liking her (like the grandmom and the chairman's wife).
Aw, so much going on in today's episode 28. This is usually the kind of thing that happens about 3 episodes away from finish in dramas. It also reaffirms how well-written and paced the drama is, that this kind of episode comes 22 episodes away from the finish. And we know that quite a bit of story is still there for them to keep going. But there was so much of sadness in the episode too. What touched me most was this -
And they keep bringing out details. Here are some that I caught.
One more detail from today's Ep.27, that may be of interest to those who are trying to put puzzle pieces together to figure out what happend over 20 yrs ago. What was she talking about? No idea. Anyway, the chairman goes straight to a guy who is a factory foreman and asks him to leave the factory and join the head quarters, because he is an old-timer who knows everything. "I know you are not the neck-tie-wearing kind, but I need to do this for you". The chairman's inimitable style was again very interesting, going to the factory with the plastic bottle rice wine and having it like old-pals. The drama continues to get big marks for such a unique portrayal of a bad-guy chairman, who himself often looks like a tortured soul who is caught in a web he weaved for himself. Anyway, it looks like TS had helped that guy with his dad's illness or something (and that dad has passed away). Not sure where this new item is going, but since it came right after the JA phone call, I guess it has got something to do with all the intrigue about JA and whatever TS is covering up, by paying JA,
No, he doesn't. It is clear in the hotel room conversation, that JA and TS know that TS is not the father. But they are going to act like he is the father (see my first spoiler above - I know I wrote it in a confusing way, but you can see why they have to pull this stunt to keep other things under wraps). But TS is hoping that only the stepmom thinks that ES is his daughter. He is hoping that it is enough for now, and this is all going to go away. So he is going to do nothing to indicate that ES is NOT his daughter. But if this news gets to his own wife and son, he will be in a big dilemma. It will be interesting to see how he reacts when that happens. Lots of good stuff to look forward to....
I feel your pain, @insamgoguma, and the episode was heartbreaking, especially at the end, but you are probably reading this wrong. It is just that the drama took a minor deviation from what any of us expected in this episode. It's that they revealed a little detail that made it easier for Jeong Ae (and actually she had no other choice either) to get Tae Su to go along with her plan. Let me put this in spoilers... Now, where they have made it a bit makjang-ish, is in the stepmom's and Ji Wan's reactions. Yes, they would naturally oppose HD-ES, knowing what they know for now. But the totally insensitive and heartless behavior to ES and HD could have been avoided. But the drama wanted this episode to just fall on the viewers like a ton of bricks, and they achieved it. To that extent, yes, it was a bit makjang-ish. But the episode was still nicely done, and I will be happy if they don't keep this up too long! And I totally agree that the HD actor just hit it out of the park in this episode with his acting. he is such a gifted and versatile actor. I have seen the guy even from the days when he acted as a driver for some chairman in some drama (if I remember correctly. maybe at the start of his career) and knew that he was good, but he was terrific here. He would make anybody cry in those ending scenes of Ep. 27. Eun Su was not too bad herself. One other small thing.
Ep. 24 subs are also in good shape now at DSS. I translated some 60% of those lines; the rest are machine subs. I know KBS subs will be out in 2 days, but if you are way too impatient (or if you are one of those folks learning Korean and would like seeing subs which are rarely paraphrased), you can use them.
By the way, I saw something interesting at the KBS website for the drama. Under the few names listed in the "other characters" page I see a "Choi Kang Du" who is listed as "57세. 정애의 남편" (57 yr old, Jeong Ae's husband). As only Mi Jin, Joeong Ae, Sin Yeonghwan, and the Aunt are listed in that page as "others", I assume this character has to be somewhat important. No picture is given for him, so I don;t know who the actor is. He hasn't shown up in the drama yet, right? Anyway, we now at least know that Jeong Ae is married.
I had a little time this week, so I worked on Ep.23 at DSS. Had a run through and fixed over half of the lines. Translated all the important lines in there. The rest are the simpler lines which are machine translated, so they have bad grammar, but are all straight-forward for you to understand. So, those of you dying to watch the next episode after what is at KBS, can get the English subs from DSS. Enjoy. Will see if I have time to translate 25 and 26 in the coming days, as 23/24 will be at the KBS site this weekend.
@enjinks, DSS has got hold of the subs 13-18 and will be releasing the machine-translated subs, but Milkyway at DSS told me that the Chinese subs for E11-12 haven't been found, so no subs past E10 are up yet. I think DSS may go ahead and release subs for 13-18 soon. Once they comes up, I may tweak some important lines or put right phrases into the DSS database to make the subs a bit more readable (wish I had time to do full translations from Korean, but I simply don't have the time) But, for now, if you or anybody else can get hold of Chinese soft subs for E11 and E12, we could send it to DSS and have all episode's English subs made. Please post here or PM me, if you have E11/12 Chinese subs.
Pretty interesting point there about the stepmom asking her if it as TaeSu or not, rather than who the father was, and making it a lot easier for Jeong Ae to lie. I hadn't thought about it. But it wasn't surprising, because without that the writer couldn't have kept the intrigue going. But the drama did a nice job of pretty clearly showing us that Jeong Ae was lying, so we also wouldn't feel depressed like the stepmom does. The key was a carefully shown closeup of Jeong Ae's hands, showing how nervous she was when the question came up. Then she answered it with a very unconvincing short answer too. I am 100% sure that the drama was being straight with the viewers to let us know that she was lying. Otherwise they wouldn't take pains to show her hands in a closeup shot. They have so far shown no inclination to make the viewers feel sad/upset by continuing the unpleasant things for too long. They have put an an end to such situations very fast, and have gone to humor as much as possible. Just like most of us prefer. But they have also done a nice balancing act of continuing the intrigues in the storyline, so we keep having many items we want to know about. Things are going at a perfect pace (at least for me) now.
Like ES tells her, YJ had to at least let ES know. Man, talk about losing out. Pretty sad though. Looks like it is all done and MJ has won. I don't know if the drama will try to bring that ship back to port....
But remember that he just cannot let his son date his daughter, so he won't take chances on this. So his reaction (or actions) in your second (hidden) option will be very quick too, as in option 1. As for your 3rd option, it's somewhat possible, but I don't even want to think about it. Also, there he runs the risk of claims on his company from ES (and at least temporary confusion), so he may not do that either. But yes, there are still ways for the writer to drag on the conflict. I hope not. By the way, it may already be late for him to try the 3rd option, as our guy clearly saw TS' first response where he didn't seem to show even a doubt on his face, even after saying that he knew about JA being pregnant at that time. But this story is poised nicely. [i hope we didn't let out any real spoilers in this discussion!]