Angel’s Revenge Episode 46 Recap
After some nice forward progress and Seon Yu finally girding up and taking a step in the right direction, we hit a bit of a stumbling block. This episode, fell way flat for me, but that’s because I took an very intense dislike to the woman playing Jeong Eun Su. I don’t know what it is about her, but she just rubs me the wrong way and that has nothing to do with her character necessarily. She gets a lot of screen time thanks to Tae Jeong’s and Ji Hui’s schemes.
Ji Seok is in a state of shock to find his ex on his doorstep. She says she’d be lying if she said it was a mere coincidence. She wanted to see the place she grew up at. Funny how it isn’t as imposing or terrifying now. Ji Seok asks if she is back for good, but Eun Su remains noncommittal on this aspect and leaves. Ji Seok can only stare after her. Enter Wu Hyeon who has finally woken up. He’s immediately worried about seeing Eun Su. He remembers her. He remembers his mother doesn’t like her and he doesn’t want Ji Seok to get angry at and fight Mrs. Gong any more. Ji Seok says that won’t happen as he won’t see Eun Su like in the past. This relieves Wu Hyeon for the time being.
The next day Mrs. Gong sends her assistant to Seon Yu as she is about to go to work. Gyuri and Jeong In see her go off with the man and wonder who he is. I’m sure this will all come back to bite Mrs. Gong in the rear later if Jeong In and Gyuri end up fingering the driver as the man Seon Yu went off with in a later episode. Seon Yu is surprised that Mrs. Gong has called her out and she’s not very happy with her request—leave Ji Seok now as Mrs. Gong doesn’t want to have to force him to breakup with her like she had to do with Eun Su in the past. Seon Yu just wishes to remain by his side, can’t she do that? Nope. Thankfully, Seon Yu won’t listen to Mrs. Gong. She is well aware that Mrs. Gong wants Ji Seok to succeed in turning over the revenue at the restaurant so that he can go back to the main office. Seon Yu will stay by his side until then. Mrs. Gong, maybe sensing Seon Yu’s sincerity in wanting to help her grandson, actually does agree to this stay of relationship execution. After Seon Yu leaves, she calls her a more complicated girl than she thought.
You know…Mrs. Gong isn’t pure evil (but who knows once the truth finally comes out into the open) and I don’t completely hate her, but I never understood the wealthy women throwing up the barrier to the poor women. As long as the person is good and honestly loves the son/grandson/whatever, then who are they to bar the happiness? Because the match lacks the essential background? I just don’t get it. It’s one thing of the woman is a scheming social climbing gold digger, you definitely don’t want a person like that around, but when it is honestly a good woman…
Seon Yu comes into the restaurant late, but keeps her promise to Mrs. Gong and doesn’t tell Ji Seok what transpired. She honestly doesn’t want to rip the family apart if she can avoid doing so. It proves that even with her revenge scheme, she doesn’t want to hurt Ji Seok and his family…and in all honesty, it won’t be her hurting them, it will be Ji Hui and Aran and Tae Jeong. They decisions and actions are already fracturing the family more and more. You know, if it wasn’t for the baby Ji Hui miscarried, Mrs. Gong would never have let the hungry wolf Tae Jeong into her family. I think she’s going to regret that decision quite soon.
What is Mr. Jacky Jerk Face up to? He meets again with Eun Su and tells her he wants her to destroy Ji Seok’s restaurant. Eun Su refuses as she won’t hurt her “beloved’ oppa. Tae Jeong then explains that if Ji Seok fails, he’s officially kicked out of Korea. Then he and Eun Su will be able to be together far from Mrs. Gong’s reach. Isn’t that worth hurting Ji Seok initially? And this…proves how bad a match Eun Su is for Ji Seok. In the flashback scene we get, Eun Su storms out of Korea saying she can’t accept a Ji Seok who has nothing. Sure, she might have been partially lying, but I don’t really think so per se. For some reason, she doesn’t give me the vibe of giving up Ji Seok for his own good so he doesn’t have to struggle and suffer like her family had to. It’s just not there. With other women who pull the same stunt, you can tell it’s all an act. With her you can’t. So…in the end, her own feelings and desires trump Ji Seok’s and that is what is starting to happen again. This girl…is selfish. What a perfect tool for Tae Jeong’s and Ji Hui’s plan.
So off Eun Su goes to Ji Seok’s restaurant where she causes a scene with Gyuri. Seon Yu steps in and Eun Su continues being the epitome of unreasonableness. Enter Ji Seok. Seon Yu gets a surprise when he calls the horrible customer by name. The two go into his office and Eun Su comments that he still drinks Dutch coffee and that habits are scary. Snort. Why do people say that so often in dramaland? Yes, it’s true that habits can be scary, but we don’t need this repeated in every other drama. Anywho, Ji Seok isn’t all that happy to learn that Eun Su is a consultant now for L Foods and that means she’s staying in Korea and she’ll be hanging around him. He has put the past (hopefully) behind him and wants nothing more to do with her.
After the woman leaves, Seon Yu broaches the subject and asks how well he knows her. Ji Seok says that she was someone he knew well once in the past, but not anymore. Things start clicking in Seon Yu’s brain and she recalls Ji Hui saying she doesn’t want Seon Yu to end up being another Eun Su and ultimately hurting Ji Seok. Seon Yu looks very worried and I don’t think that has everything to do with her plan of revenge, but also the fact that the woman who ripped Ji Seok’s heart to pieces has returned and we all know that Seon Yu doesn’t like Ji Seok to be in pain. I hate Eun Su…but I perhaps can tolerate her if she gets honest jealousy out of Seon Yu making our former nun realize how much she likes Ji Seok.
Whiny Ji Hui tries to get Mrs. Gong to not wait for Seon Yu to help Ji Seok fulfill his promise, to no avail. She cannot believe her grandmother is going to trust Seon Yu’s promise. Meanwhile, Aran commends her son-in-law for bringing Eun Su back into the picture to throw Ji Seok off his game to ensure he fails at turning the revenue. We also get a cute scene. Dal Nyeo’s idea of putting a stop to Wu Hyeon working at the pizza parlor was pricelessly stupid. She jumps in front of him while he’s out trying to make a delivery and feeds coins into a claw game and begs for his help to get a toy. Wu Hyeon being Wu Hyeon, temporarily forgets what he’s supposed to be doing and works hard to score a doll for Bangtong’s mother. LOL. And he does. What happens when the Heos hear that after half an hour the delivery didn’t get made? They are frantic, not livid. They run out in search of Wu Hyeon to ensure he has not gotten hurt. Dal Nyeo escapes so Bong Chang and Bangtong can’t see her. Wu Hyeon gets a scolding and a warning that this is his first and last mistake, but you know Chang won’t fire him as she’s glad to find him in one piece safe and sound. This angers Dal Nyeo.
Oh, and we also get a scene between the fleeing Tae Mi and newly returned Gi Jin. Tae Mi is rushing out to a musical audition (against Dal Nyeo’s wishes) when she runs smack into Gi Jin, thus getting the sauce from his food all over her shirt. The two start bickering not realizing they actually know each other. I sense that Dal Nyeo’s lie will become truth and Tae Mi will end up in a relationship with Gi Jin. They would make for a cute couple and their encounters will bring a bit of comic diversion. But man oh man, how screwed up will this web get? These three families’ fates are so tangled right now it isn’t even funny.
I’m also very curious to the grandpa from earlier who dressed Mrs. Gong down for her wrongs addressing Ji Seok as 도련님 [doryeon-nim]. Seeing how he is not addressed this in his own home at the Seo mansion…does that mean that Ji Seok is coming from an even more prominent family on his mother’s side? So many questions, so few answers. But this show is half over with now, so we’re bound to start getting some…right?
Ji Seok and Seon Yu are all set to go on a date, but Ji Hui’s nefarious scheme throws a wrench called Eun Su into their plans. Knowing that Eun Su is a lightweight when it comes to drinking, Ji Hui calls her out for a pep talk and tells Eun Su to win back Ji Seok as she is the only woman for him (lets forget how much Eun Su has hurt him in the past just so you can save your pride and not reveal Tae Jeong’s lurid past). She keeps topping off Eun Su’s wine until she passes out. Ji Hui then has the bartender use Eun Su’s phone to call Ji Seok. Since Ji Seok isn’t a horrible person, he can’t help but rush to the drunken idiot’s side. Of course, he doesn’t explain where he’s going to Seon Yu, but she overhears the name Eun Su and starts wondering. She then catches him coming out of the bar with the drunk woman who was his first love and she looks quite shocked…as does Ji Seok. Truthfully, he should have been straight with her about just which “friend” he was going to see and why as it makes him look bad to not tell her everything and she catches him coming out of a bar with another girl hugging him (ok, she fell into a hug, but then she won’t let go).
End episode. No previews. Wonder what will happen next?