In episode 14 we start to ramp up on the revelations and unveiling of truths, big and small.
1. Kim Tan and Young Do's History
2. The Business Side of Things
A little more insight in the business side of Jeguk is revealed. Scared that lil bro is about to come into his own in the family business, Kim Won lashes out against his father and fires or reassigns Dad's favored employees. Tan is oblivious to what all is going on, but soon learns of it, realizing in the process that, want to or not, he's involved in this business battle. And if you know me, you'll probably not be surprised when I say that this is really all I want to mention at this time about the business and politics and wheelings and dealings going on behind the scenes. Suffice to say that it is business-related fear and jealousy that is the main divide between brothers which is frankly the only reason I even care to mention it, you know, since it has to do with the relationship between these two boys.
3. Young Do's Crushing
4. Retchel's Discoveries
Rachel, Rachel, Rachel...what are we going to do with you? Just like I can't bring myself to stop loving Young Do, I also can't bring myself to hating you either, despite your best efforts otherwise. I hate it when the "bad guys" in dramas get an upper hand over the "good guys". In this episode, Retchel learns that a) Eun Sang lives in Kim Tan's house b) that Eun Sang's mom is the maid and c) as mentioned previously, where she works. She uses this all as ammo against our girl. She starts by stealing Eun Sang's school uniform and throwing it in the trash. Rude. She then threatens to reveal Eun Sang's secret to the world. She comes up with what she I'm sure thinks is a brilliant plan to do so when she hires Eun Sang's cafe to cater coffee and juice at Bo Na and My Chan's reunion party. Thankfully our girl is a bit smarter and more confident than Retchel gives her credit for because she realizes what is going on yet decides to not let it stop her. Eun Sang is done lying about who she is. She's ready to reveal her true Social Care Group status to the student body. May as well right? I mean, her worst enemies at the school now already know, so why not?
5. Social Care Group Status
Sure enough, Retchel's grand plan to embarrass Eun Sang backfires when Eun Sang shows up and confesses to all in attendance who she really is. There's all this drama that involves Kim Tan showing up and getting involved and making a big old mess when he knocks the table filled with coffee and juice over (thus making his girlfriend have to go back to work to get more - not very nice of you there Tan). He wants to protect her, she's tired of the constant fear and worry that comes along with pretending to be someone she is not. I applaud her for coming out and ultimately neutralizing her enemy's main weapon against her. You know, at least for now until Retchel finds something else to use instead. You think she's giving up just yet? Haha. As if. Obviously this battle is only beginning. In the end, we are left with a very sweet scene of our two lovebirds at the party, post-revelation apocalypse. And the best kiss we've ever seen from Park Shin Hye in my humble opinion at least. Eyes closed and she doesn't look ill. Granted, he's only kissing her forehead, but seriously, I'll take it. It's an improvement. We're heading in the right direction - keep it up kids!
Finally, I would like to leave you with some shots of some of my favorite funny scenes from this episode. These side characters are really making this drama work. In all honesty, if not for them, I may have given it up because I'm just not feeling the heat between the leads as I wish I were. Yes, even with all the awesome skinship and longing looks going on. These amusing side characters are giving the drama that extra umph that is making it so much fun and I can't sing their praises enough!
|Bo Na and My Chan - LOVE these two!|
|Ahh - snuggles!|
|Myung Soo goodness mixed with some more Bo Na/My Chan|