Episode four had several great plot threads in it. And since the story of the wicked witch does not really interest me (she is evil .......... even if she has a sad back story I really don't care ..... the end) so we shall ignore her at least for now. And the Step Mother of Mattai
(is she really his step mother if he has not been acknowledged, and really what was up with the stupid codeword, if he knows who is biological dad is does that even matter, and if not why did it even come into the plot to begin with? I digress but that has really been annoying me since episode 1)
is even more evil and we shall henceforth refer to her as the evil queen. But for this mini blog we will also ignore her. Just be assured that both she and the wicked witch are up to their glossy hairdos in plotting against Mattai.
We will instead focus on the two quests that we have in episode four.
The first is a quest for Bo Tong to sell the white socks (does anyone else give inanimate objects nicknames. I personally call these socks, the fluffy white socks of DOOM, since they only seem to multiply and cause havoc) And Quest two is for Mattai to seduce/charm/just be honest and ask the electric fairy how to read people's hearts.
But first what blog about quests would be complete without a clip of the most epic of quests (at least to all those total geeks out there) so sit back and enjoy this clip that really has nothing to do with kdramas, but hey it is funny and my mind has been stuck on it ever since I decided to do a quest themed blog post.
Quest 1: Sell the Fuzzy White Socks of DOOM...........
So in case we have forgotten, several episodes ago the wicked witch gave Mattai the challenge to sell 10 million (who can remember the actual number) of white fuzzy socks. In order to sell them he enlisted our crazy girl Bo Tong to team sock to get rid of them as fast and cheaply as possible since everyone knows white socks are worthless. He then more or less put them on the back burner as his love life took the forefront. But Bo Tong is a girl who does not forget, nor does she ever give up on a quest. She becomes determined to sell those socks for her oppa so when selling them on the street and in a discount store fall through she turns to home shopping. It is here that she meets Choi David who instantly becomes enraptured with our heroine and also agrees to join team sock.
But luckily for her, Mattai becomes unengaged and now must again sell the socks as part of his own "gain power over the whole female world and then get revenge and find my daddy" quest so Team Sock is a go again.
With the big reveal being an epic failure, team sock regroups (while David soaks his burnt foot) and agrees that they might have to work on their marketing strategy. David also asks if they had copies of their credit scores and their permits for the product which results in a lot of blank looks and cricket level silence from Bo Tong and Mattai. It seems that in her eagerness to sell the socks of doom Bo Tong forgot that thing called reality (something that i think happens whether she is involved with the socks of doom or not).
Disheartened Mattai stomps out and Bo Tong is devastated and left without a ride. But in steps her white knight who is delighted to give her a ride home and take pot shots at Mattai (he has nicknamed him "that bad guy") to her on the way. But not to worry because things like reality and business are nothing against our heroine's good cheer. And when he suggests maybe finding a company that already has all of the needed paperwork to be the middleman for their cleaning socks her focus shifts like a laser-beam and Team Sock is off again.
So I would just like to point out that I warned you I was on a Monty Python kick. And what better clip to compare Bo Tong to then this one of The Black Knight.
Quest 2: Disarming the Electric Fairy
So on the other side of the main future couple, Mattai receives his own Quest from the Wicked Witch. To find out from the Electric Fairy how to read a persons heart. And to make it just that much tougher the wicked witch lets the Electric Fairy (how awesome is her nickname and characters. I love that that is what people call her as if it is her name) know that he is going to try and use her.
Entering into her psychic parlor like he owns the world, he stands for special effect and charms the room of ahjumma's and secretaries, leaving them speechless and with their mouths hanging open. He then demands to speak to the electric fairy and when he is told it is a two hour wait he uses his "special" smile to try and charm his way in. But unfortunately for him the electric fairy cant see the new improved him and he is given a pager and told to please wait. BWAHAHAHA
I would just like to take this moment to do a quick shout out to my kdrama/kpop discussion group because I know that a lot of you would love to be in this situation with your bias's and that thought just made me laugh all the harder:)
I love that although they both have different quests in this episode they are both striving to the same goal (more or less the achievement of) Mattai's happiness. Although I look forward to the day that Bo Tong decides that she wants to be happy independently and Mattai begins having to make concessions or lose her.
Now I am off to watch episode 5. So excited since it looks like the guys begin to have a more serious rivalry and I personally cant wait to see him get more serious about Bo Tong. And I also might watch all of Monty Python and the Holy Grail since you cant really watch just a few clips and be satisfied. So until later this week I hope you all have a wonderful time watching kdramas.