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Is it just me or did it seem like Jenny got the DNA papers tampered and switched out At the end of the episode so that Jenny is still Jenny in the eyes of the evil, greedy lady and then boldly said that if you read the dna papers that mean you don’t trust me and that our relationship will not be the same knowing that she will read it Hahaha 

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liking the story so far...but for some reason I like the Sun Woo & Hyun Ji pairing. It feel like Sun Woo really love Jenny but he put her on a pedestal...have not feel the love spark between Sun Woo & Jenny

 

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8 hours ago, elan1 said:

Is it just me or did it seem like Jenny got the DNA papers tampered and switched out At the end of the episode so that Jenny is still Jenny in the eyes of the evil, greedy lady and then boldly said that if you read the dna papers that mean you don’t trust me and that our relationship will not be the same knowing that she will read it Hahaha 

That's what I am guessing as well...Jenny is always ahead of the game. She got suspicious when the housekeeper asked her about where she grew up when they were in the car.

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I saw the live but I was super late like 20 mins in .  Some simple recaps from memory sans the subs.

 

I am guessing that KYO still does not know the truth about Jenny given that she still needed Jenny's help later in the eps. From the SBS clip , i think there was a flashback to the car scene where the housekeeper and Jenny struck a deal and I think that's how Jenny managed to manipulate the info of the document. When I started watching hottie Sun Woo had already fought his way off all the gangsters. After that there was a scene of my little SW-HJ ship.( @fieza1871 I am with you :lol:) ..seems there's some growing understanding btwn the two and he dropped her home after the whole ordeal.

 

I really feel for Sun Woo in this eps because his unrequited  love for Jenny was further amplified . Jenny wanted to go back to the island where she was raised . So she bought the ferry ticket , SW came to see her and says to go together. She says no...but he not so secretly followed her anyway. Aigoo he was really just admiring his noona and she knew he followed her.

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So when they reached the island , they visited the orphanage where they grew up and walked around the town. They bought some stuff to cook and SW made some soup (there's nothing that our hottie can't do)  at the villa they would spend the night in.

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However prior to that Ye Nam got into some trouble again ( what's new eh ..kkkkk) , and some people from the prosecution office came to Deo Cosmetics office to take away files etc. Anyway , some staff called SW telling him they need to get hold of Jenny. He said he'll handle it . He did not tell Jenny and asked Jenny to go eat the stuff he cooked.  But desperate Ye Nam personally called  Jenny and Jenny decided to leave. SW tried to hold Jenny back, he can't understand why she had to go. Couldn't they just spend the night before going back. But of course Jenny went back.

 

Ye Nam, mum and other shareholders had meeting thinking what to do...Jenny Jang came to save the day. Meanwhile the problem seems quite big and even Jenny needed to do some thinking. On the way home she passed by a cafe and saw Hyun Ji. She decided to join the latter to pick her brain. She presented some hypothetical situations to Hyun Ji and after their chat, Jenny had some idea what to do. (love this development btwn the two ladies) . Meanwhile Jenny also tries calling JH...think she needs him back but he did not seem to answer the call.....

 

Silly Ye Nam feeling lost and desperate , not sure what to do , goes see her cop lover. sigh, this guy really has no backbone ( like what does he see in her ) and she called him out, cried, hugged him and they well went back to his place and I am supposing slept together as she was in his place the next morning reading news about Deo Cosmetics.

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Anyway Jenny , SW and HJ etc goes back to the land owner of the historic house trying to resume the negotiations. The men were very hostile towards them and seem not to want to compromise. But the little girl came in and saw HJ and greeted her warmly calling her unnie. I am not sure what happened but HJ is really becoming the MVP here because she must have bridged the gap btwn them and the house owners. The girl's Father  came in and scolded the rest and told them to cooperate with Jenny. Jenny and SW were impressed with HJ (she must have done something earlier that gave them a breakthrough in their negotiation).

 

KYO goes see the shaman ....oh smart Jenny went to see him first and arm twisted him into telling some stuff to KYO.

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SW is still very upset with Jenny...he does not understand why she's still married to JH when he is nowhere to be found. There's a part where he mentioned something about her heart that he needs to protect.

 

Anyway, some crazy thing happened -some woman not sure how she is related to Jenny decided to shoot her husband and somehow it it was linked to Jenny.  Tonnes of reporters surround the mansion. Worried SW goes there but could not go in as there was so many reporters and Mr Hwang and the security guards won't let anyone in. Jenny walks out and SW feels helpless he could not do much...then like a hero, JH appears and walks towards the house.  They open the gate for him and he meets Jenny face to face. 

- eps ends- 

 

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Thank you @triplem for the recap!

 

I haven't seen episode 6 yet but I can't help but notice the images that Sun Woo & Jenny are literally on a ship, and their ship is literally sailing LOL 

 

Jenny & HJ are twin female hurricanes, you don't want to mess! I knew it I knew it that JH was going to come back! and it's a great feeling! Their friendship is too precious! Jenny protected him all the way until now and now it's time to reciprocate. I love it when people help each other and that it's not one sided. 

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 Jung-Hyeok come back just in time. :) Sun woo was there to help Jenny but the gates open for Jung Hyeok.

I like the scene with Jenny and Sun woo at the island. It was nice to see her relaxed and smiling for a while. 

So Miss Wang helped Jenny in the past and she is helping her now too. She has a heart. 

Who is the other man who wants the city project? Another foe for Jenny? What about the woman who shot the husband?

Ye-Eun is getting jelous of Hyun-Ji ? She better not step in her sister`s shoes.

I want to watch with subtitles as soon as possible.

 

 

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Just watch last night episode,I’m little disappointed the scene between our shipping  couple wasn’t enough :mrgreen: couldn’t these gang try to hurt her so she end in his arm :joy: 

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or leave this annoying girl at office, she distracted our girl for looking at oppa amazing action  :phew:

 

 

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Yes to Jenny @triplem Our girl need to upgrade her look , to attract oppa attention :joy: 

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11 hours ago, triplem said:

 

Thank you so much for the quick recap. 

 

The drive hint something between SW & HJ. if I remember correctly SW told HJ to disappear n not to show her face to him or else he dont know what he will do to her. I guess she must say something when he offer to sent her home.

 

our hottie lawyer might have a love triangle in his hand...   unrequired they might be since he in a 1 side love with JJ but its kind of interesting. Hope the writer give him more story line to develop his character. 

 

I think in the preview, HJ did upgrade her look. She looks pretty n hope SW notice her.

 

For SUB Note: I actually dont care about the age difference between JJ & SW but honestly up to this episode I havent seen any real love spark between them. 

On JJ side, I think when they are younger, she kind of have a crush on her husband. Dont know if the feeling still remain for her to protect his secret in a way around to marry him.

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“When The Camellia Blooms” + “Secret Boutique” Achieve Their Highest Ratings Yet

Oct 4, 2019
by E. Cha

 

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KBS 2TV’s “When the Camellia Blooms” and SBS’s “Secret Boutique” have both soared to new all-time highs!

SBS’s “Secret Boutique” also set a new personal best with its latest episode, which scored average viewership ratings of 5.4 percent and 5.8 percent.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1356653wpp/when-the-camellia-blooms-secret-boutique-achieve-their-highest-ratings-yet

 

 

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It doesn't look like KYO is satisfied with the result of the dna test so off she goes to see the shaman again but JJ got to the shaman first lol. I like it that so far in this drama JJ is a step ahead of KYO. 

12 hours ago, larus said:

So Miss Wang helped Jenny in the past and she is helping her now too. She has a heart. 

Yes, but she drew a line between her past and present employer not wanting to take part in JJ's revenge. I wonder if Butler Hwang was also employed by old man Wi. May be not since he literally disposed JJ and her brother at the garbage dump leaving them to die of cold and starvation. That must be a plus point for him to move in to KYO's bedroom lol. 

 

I almost laughed at YN's expression at the meeting on the factory fire. KYO must soon realize that YN just doesn't have the brains for it.  What YN can do is to play dirty. From the preview it seems she is about to expose JH's secret. ok i'm borrowing @elan1 phrase 'is it me or is it just seem like someone was following YN and OTS to the apartment, ok waiting for some saucy pixs. That should counter JH's pixs.

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Finally watched episode 6. 
 

the island scene was like a breath of fresh air after all the plotting and drama in the show. That quote carved on the tree was so poignant, “to know a person completely is to love them without any hope.” Wow that’s sun-woo there. The boat scene gave my heart the flutters, it’s the first time in the series where we see a genuine sweet smile from Jenny. Them strolling along the island trying different cuisine and playing with the dogs felt like a date. Jenny why you  can’t take one day vacation from your revenge and enjoy what’s in front of you? lol :bawling:

 

Miss Wang won my heart with her goodness in the past, and Jenny returned the goodness by helping her son. Wow Jenny is an amazing character where if you cross her, she will destroy you but if you were genuinely good to her, she will build you up. I’m glad to see a character who is bent-up in getting revenge but still have a kind soul in her. 
 

Sun-Woo telling Jenny that he will protect her heart, that’s swoon-worthy 3000. 
 

JH why you break my heart, you’re willing to forget your lover to help your best friend. I hope Jenny in the end will be willing to give him up emotionally and help him be with his gay partner. I guess destroying his mom will cause ripples and help him be with his love unashamedly. 
 

I really hope HJ’s mom is still alive, it seems like the drama is hinting at it. 
 

@imgreatgal maybe maybe! You could be right! 
 

 

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Watching ep 6...

 

1. Ok, fine, the husband was indeed gay

2. Yay, jenny jang is doe's heir

3. Like, what the heck, they cant open the door.. the door would have been broken easily if everyone just push their body weight on it..  its just wood... haiz.. the hinges would provably break!

 

Still watching... ep6... :lol:

 

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Ok finish watching ep.6, ok what was it, was JJ in love with the hubby when she was young?

 

I feel bad for Soon Woo... he is showing his heart to her and she is ignoring it.. she knows it and he knows it....

 

She is deliberately pushing him away... sigh... they share so much when they were young... granted he is younger than her... sigh...

 

I still want the ship to sail... they are the leads right... i was glad that that the hubby was gay, so Soon Woo had a chance...:D

 

I know.its.logical for SW with HJ but... i still want SW with JJ...hehhe

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I laughed as NJ sat in the car away from SW, and turned on

the music to make it more comfortable.

But even so, the chemistry still remained between the two. :D

 

This was a bit unexpected when NJ said that SW should have 

at least asked her how she was.

 

I like the scenes at the island.

They both deserve such smiling moments.

SW looked  even more handsome.

Maybe because he was smiling.:wub:

 

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Miss Wang saved Jenny and her baby brother`s life in the past and she helped her to hide that she is Jang Do Jin in the present.

Yeah, she has a heart. But Butler Hwang doing blindly what Kim Yeo-Ok said... he put two children on a wooden box, he closed the box with the lock and threw it in the landfill. Heartless. 

 

I am curious about something. Does Miss Wang knows that Kim Yeo Ok is an imposter? She thinks now that Jenny is Mr Wi`s illegitimate child and Kim Yeo Ok wanted to get rid of her? 

 

About Kim Yeo Ok... She thinks her employees are her slaves? It is a translation thing or she really said that? She asked: "Who lure my slave away from me? " (talking about Jenny)

 

That woman who killed her husband implicated Jenny, saying shewas  abetting the crime. It looks like Jongwang Group is behind this new problem for our heroine.

And from preview, Ye Nam has another "toy" that Jenny had. She saw Jenny and Hyun ji together and now she wants to take the new protegee away from her?

 

 

 

 

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@larus you right, that butler is scum. talking about literally starting from the bottom, at a dump. Jenny recycled herself into something even more valuable that obviously still needs more refining like any flawed human being.. It’s so encouraging. 
 

My recollection may be wrong but I think Miss Wang knows, I think she told Jenny that one of the reasons why she saved her and her brother was because of her grandfather. 
 

my translation in the video was servant but that’s still harsh. 
 

hmmm that’s interesting, ye nam does want all her toys lol I’m surprised she didn’t try to go after sun woo. Hey maybe that’s why Jenny has been acting so indifferent to sun-woo subtle advances because she knew ye nam will try to go after him if she thinks there is something going on between the two of them, she obviously didn’t go after JH because that’s her brother and that would just be wrong LOL 

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5 minutes ago, elan1 said:

My recollection may be wrong but I think Miss Wang knows, I think she told Jenny that one of the reasons why she saved her and her brother was because of her grandfather. 
 

 In the subtitles I saw, I think she was  referring to Jenny`s father. She said he was a "really kind young man".

She also said that she will serve Wi Ye-Nam and Kim Yeo-Ok (maybe as a loyalty for Wi family) and not Jenny who is the illegitimate child of Mr Wi or Jung Hyuk whose father isn`t indentified yet.

Speaking of Jung Hyuk`s father. We saw that he met his son in the past. I wonder if he will appear later in the episodes.

 

10 minutes ago, elan1 said:

my translation in the video was servant but that’s still harsh. 

Yes, it is still harsh but it is better than "slave".

 

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9 hours ago, larus said:

I am curious about something. Does Miss Wang knows that Kim Yeo Ok is an imposter? She thinks now that Jenny is Mr Wi`s illegitimate child and Kim Yeo Ok wanted to get rid of her?

I find it strange too that she set that boundary of serving only KYO and her children and not JJ and and JH because to her both are illegitimate. Could it be that she thinks JJ is not Wi Jang Soo's daughter? Because i also find it strange that KYO had a dna comparison between JJ and her mom's step sister instead of the Woosan's monk. 

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3 hours ago, imgreatgal said:

I find it strange too that she set that boundary of serving only KYO and her children and not JJ and and JH because to her both are illegitimate. Could it be that she thinks JJ is not Wi Jang Soo's daughter? Because i also find it strange that KYO had a dna comparison between JJ and her mom's step sister instead of the Woosan's monk. 

 

Maybe she shows totally loyalty on the member of family with real power in the family rank. I don`t know. Sometimes it is odd and incomprehensible to see those employees showing loyalty to the extreme. Like a dog to its master. I saw it in many kdramas. To do such bad things like Butler Hwang, for exemple, it is too much.

 

Speaking of too much. There is an article about Secret Boutique that talks about some exageration of the plot. I agree with it. I will quote some parts from the article. Sorry for the RAw translations. I don`t have time to adapt the translation. 

 

 

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The unique styles of Kim Sun-ah and Jang Mi-hee are shining and full of colorful attractions, but there are drawbacks. You can't erase the feeling of 'excess'. From the first time, minor child constellations, drugs, and murders are drawn in detail, and more cruelty than necessary is drawn, such as triggering in situations where it is not necessary to kill them, putting children in boxes, dumping them in a garbage site, and burning people while confining them.

Too high a character's abilities hinders immersion. For example, after encountering her mother's disappearance, she immediately understands the complicated situation. The information given to him is all that he has seen from a distance, but he runs to the prosecutor's office, convinced of what he sees, and accompanies him in the car of the first person he meets. The drama emphasizes that locals are good at intuition and insight as Go articles, but it is impossible to do without an omniscient perspective.

 

Nevertheless, the drama has an important message. Often there were many dramas depicting women's struggles, but the villain and the heroine fought over the relationship with the man who had power, not the power itself. But Kim Yeo-ok and Jenny are coveted of power. It is also interesting to know that Jenny Jang is a choreographer who works as a choreographer in Gangnam's luxury bathhouse, and is appointed as a president of J boutique, who deals with expensive clothes and jewelry, and serves as a secret solver and lobbyist.

Jenny is a woman who desires, but is different from the villains of the drama.  She had the ability to make people around her her own. This is because they have proven their skills by exchanging trust with each other. This is more apparent in contrast to greedy Yenam. As a result, except for Yenam, Deo all believe and follow her.

It is a feminist progress that makes us feel “the cause of the woman who desires” in the flood of the last drama depicted in the dichotomy between the wicked woman and the simple female heroine. “Good girls go to heaven, but bad girls go everywhere,” but shouldn't “good” and “bad” be defined again?

http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/culture/culture_general/912082.html

 

 

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I also asked myself why the need of those gansters to burn all the people after receiving the signature from the owner of the house? They thought it will be no problem? Au contraire, I say. 

Another question. Miss Wang and Butler Hwang pretended to be a married couple to get little Jenny and her brother out of the orphanage. But that was enough? It does not have to be a decision of the court to grant the adoption?

I don`t know much but I think it  is hard to get a child from an orhanage. Maybe they have faked documents. They pretended to be family members of Jenny?  Well,  I should not concentrate of those details.

The drama has some makjang situations but it is still enjoyable to watch.

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On 10/4/2019 at 11:20 AM, elan1 said:

the island scene was like a breath of fresh air after all the plotting and drama in the show. That quote carved on the tree was so poignant, “to know a person completely is to love them without any hope.” Wow that’s sun-woo there.

 

 Thanks. When I watched it with subtitle, this part was not translated so I am happy that I found out what was written on that tree. Beautiful and true words.

I agree that it is Sun Woo in those words. Sun Woo loves Jenny the way she is. My heart broke for him when I saw him worried, at the Wi family gate, trying to make his way among journalists but Jung-Hyeok entering instead. 

I also wished Jenny would have had a night off in that Island, without thinking at her revenge, Deo family and other problems. And I want them to have more conversations about their feelings. To clear the air.  It is hard to watch both of them love without hope. There is a little Jenny in those words too. She knows very well Jung-Hyeok, and maybe loves him without hope as well.

 

When Jenny asked Sun woo why he did not tell her that Hyun Ji saved his life, he said that he wants to protect her heart. He said that he will do it again and asked her why she doesn`t tell him what`s happening in her life, what`s happening with Jung Hyeok. 

 

The boat scene was cute.The island scene was so nice. I also like the scene where Jenny asked what what ordinary people will do.

 

Jenny: What is it like to live like ordinary people?

Sun Woo: They think about what to have for dinner after work every day. And they drink beers watching TV. Every morning they get up and have breakfast. Then they go to work, come home at night and talk about their day and laugh with their family. Thats how they live.

Jenny stops walking and look at him like saying how do you know?

Sun Woo: I also heard about it. :P

 

Definetly, it was a wish thinking from Sun woo. If his romantic love for Jenny will remain on sided, I want him to move on eventually. Hyun Ji is a good option. He is observing her and I think she likes her. Maybe she will give him the ordinary love he is looking for.

Jenny need love in her life too. After the revenge will be over, I hope she will accept love too.

I don`t know what will happen in the end but I really wish both Jenny and Sun Woo to have a happy ending.

 

 

BTW, I find out that the quote carved on the tree is from Walter Benjamin, a German Jewish philosopher. 

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), philosopher and critic, author of One Way Street, from which this quote is taken, page 77.

 

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@larus 

 

your observations are so on point and makes me feel so sad inside. I didn’t think about Jenny also loving without hope, you’re so right! 
 

I too hope they will one day get to live as ordinary people, not having to worry and calculate every action they take on a daily basis.
If they didn’t have each other when they needed protection, I wonder if they would have have grown up less human and less compassionate? Did the show ever explain how Jenny and Sun-woo reunited after being separated when they were younger? 

 

me too I wish them a happy ending even if they aren’t together. If this show goes all Daebak and kills off either Jenny or Sun-woo, I’m going to signed up for season 2 of secret boutique and take down the writer hahaha 
 

On a side note, I really like how the show changed Hyun-ji although maybe a little bit too fast. She was a selfish character in contrast with her mom who wanted to help the community and opened her home for everyone. But once her mom “disappeared,” instead of receiving financial inheritance, she received an inheritance of morals hahaha She showed love to the prostitute and her son, and deep understanding and compassion to the conflicted doctor. 
 

oooh nice find, it’s an actual quote :open_mouth:
 

 

 

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