Angel’s Revenge Episode 79-80 Recap
The race to find Sarang is supposedly finished, but Ji Hui just might be holding an ace up her sleeve. Seon Yu found the child with the letter while Ji Hui found the child with the ring. The fight now is who gets to claim the child and which child is the correct child. Let’s be honest, we all know Tae Jeong isn’t pushing for parental rights because he loves the son he threw away from conception. No. The only reason he’s pushing now is actually for vengeance on Seon Yu. He knows how much she desperately wants her sister’s baby. Plus, if Ji Hui really wants to adopt, he can slyly bring in his own child, can’t he and his idiot of a wife will never know any better. That’s just what he thinks.
And Ji Hui…I don’t know who she thinks she is, but every time something happens she has this “how dare you/they” attitude. How dare she be lied to, how dare Tae Jeong actually have a child from a previous relationship. I personally think nothing is wrong with the latter (the former is bad after all). It’s in the past. It really is. Yes, a child makes a past relationship more real, but it seems horrible to condemn a person for having a child. It really does. Granted…Tae Jeong through away his girlfriend and baby just to be with Ji Hui…so that’s horrible enough in itself, but the actual fact there is a child isn’t some crime in the grand scheme of things. I hate it in dramas when people get upset over things like previous relationships and children. Shakes head. It’s also interesting that she puts Tae Jeong and Seon Yu together like they are in cahoots instead of being enemies.
Seon Yu sees and holds the baby and believes he looks a lot like her eonni Jin Yu. She calls up her aunt and uncle who rush to the scene to confirm it themselves. They both agree that the baby looks a lot like Jin Yu. So…when can they take it home? They cannot take the baby home until the biological claim has been verified. Pung Ho and Bong Hwang agree that this is a good idea to confirm and make sure, but at the same time, they aren’t even considering the fact that the baby just might not be Sarang. Sure, it has a letter verifying the date of birth is the same, and you can say a baby looks like so and so…but that doesn’t mean the baby is the one you want. Emma prays that everything works out for Seon Yu and the Heos. Seon Yu then gets a call from Ji Seok and refuses lunch since she’s not home, but out. Pung Ho is upset that Seon Yu is still keeping certain things from Ji Seok.
Captain Suspicious knows something is up since Seon Yu has been home less and less and her moods have been down. He heads to the pizza parlor to talk to Pung Ho about this. He overhears Gi Jin and Bong Chang (who are looking at the pictures of Sarang #2) talking about Seon Yu finding the baby that she blames herself for losing in the first place. This throws Ji Seok, but he doesn’t let it show and just goes in and asks about Pung Ho. Gi Jin scolds him for not calling first, because he just missed Pung Ho. Ji Seok does probe a little bit, but not much. He just asks if there is anything going on at home and the two lie saying nothing is up. Right. Ji Seok isn’t necessarily a right away confrontational type. He waits. He waits for something to be said to him, for when the time is right. He is actually giving people a chance. Will Seon Yu take what he is offering?
Anywho, Ji Hui is in a state of shock at seeing the enamel ring. She recognizes it as the one she asked Dal Nyeo for. This woman really doesn’t put two and two together very well right away though. She asks after the people who brought the baby in and learn they are a recently divorced couple. They were very wealthy so including a cheap adult’s ring with the child seems odd. So Ji Hui goes to Dal Nyeo’s house. The woman is still searching orphanages across Korea for her “precious grandson” and is surprised when her daughter-in-law shows up unannounced asking about the ring. Dal Nyeo lies and says she lost it ages ago and Ji Hui reminds her about her saying she gave it away. Dal Nyeo backtracks and says Ji Hui must be right. She then rushes into the bathroom to fret over Ji Hui’s questions. She then gets a call that Ji Hui answers. Ji Hui is livid to learn that her mother-in-law is looking for a baby with a letter and ring born early in the year.
You know at this point, I can’t honestly remember if Ji Hui went to Dal Nyeo first or the mother first, but she does meet with Sarang #1’s mother who left him. The woman cries and explains they couldn’t have children so they “adopted” Sarang #1. Adopted is stretching it as it implies legal action taken to get the child. She saw an ahjumma dropping the baby off and felt so pitiful for the cute little thing that she took it in. She and her husband couldn’t have children and wanted one, so that was their solution…and then they get divorced a few months later and have to give the kid up. What the what. Ji Hui asks about the ring and letter and the woman is floored and scared thinking the baby is really Ji Hui’s. Now that Ji Hui has confirmation that Sarang #1 isn’t the woman’s biological child and an older woman who couldn’t be the child’s mother dropped the baby off in an orphanage near where Jin Yu lived, she’s fairly certain Sarang #1 is her husband’s son with Jin Yu. Her main question now is was he lying when he told her baby and mother died in a car accident. Dal Nyeo’s actions are turning Tae Jeong’s non-lie into a lie. Got to love it.
Seon Yu goes to the office and runs into Tae Jeong. The two do their usual exchange of words and threats, etc. Enter Ji Seok into the tense conversation. Tae Jeong takes his leave and Seon Yu gives him an evil look before turning to her husband and saying she’s found someone. Who? Her eonni’s lost son. These words shock Ji Seok and terrify and anger Tae Jeong. Seon Yu follows her husband into his office to explain the whole story and shoots a vindictive look back at Tae Jeong who is really worried she will tell Ji Seok everything about him, Jin Yu, and the baby. She does and doesn’t all at the same time. She talks about finding Sarang #2 who they though had perished with his mother during the car accident. Ji Seok reveals what he overheard at the pizza parlor and asks if this was what it was referring to. Seon Yu replies it is and Ji Seok asks if she went with the father to see the baby. Seon Yu tenses up. There is no father. Ji Seok isn’t stupid. Is this the person that Seon Yu loved and trusted who betrayed her? Seon Yu concurs and explains how TJ (without naming him) threw away Jin Yu and the baby and caused the accident. Ji Seok is horrified and agrees with Seon Yu that the baby has no father. He then tells his wife that they will take care of Jin Yu’s son together and will raise it themselves. Seon Yu is so touched by this. The fuming Tae Jeong confronts Seon Yu in the parking lot and she plays all coy. She isn’t going to say whether or not she told her husband the whole truth. Tae Jeong doesn’t think it’s wise as they will both be kicked to the curb. Seon Yu just insists he will find out by the way Ji Seok treats him just how much she told her hubby.
Later Ji Seok tells his family that Seon Yu looks much brighter because she had good news. Aran is horrified. Surely Seon Yu isn’t pregnant already is she? This new makes Mrs. Gong and Wu Hyeon happy. Seon Yu denies this and scolds Ji Seok for saying something like that which can be misinterpreted. He then tells his family that Seon Yu finally found someone she was looking for. Details are not gone into and Aran says that for her daughter’s sake, she would prefer if Seon Yu and Ji Seok delayed having children until Ji Hui fully recovers and adopts a child. It’s a horrible thing to ask of them, but at the same time, you can actually understand it from a mother’s perspective. Ji Hui is scarred by that and it’s not a scar easy to overcome. Seon Yu successfully being able to give birth to a child is rubbing salt in an open wound. That being said…you can’t keep Ji Hui away from babies 100% of the time and that won’t do her any good either. Wu Hyeon then talks about how he wishes for a baby as well since Bangtong is so cute, he wants a baby like Bangtong. Ommo. Uri samchon. He also gets excited talking about Ji Seok and Seon Yu having babies and Ji Hui and Tae Jeong having babies. Enter Ji Hui who overhears the last part as Seon Yu tries to stop the conversation as she honestly doesn’t want to rub this in her sister-in-law’s face.
Ji Hui surly as ever, goes upstairs and confronts Tae Jeong (not confront, but rather just outright asks) if Tae Jeong knows what happened to Jin Yu’s baby. Tae Jeong’s expression shows surprise and panic. Why is she asking this all of a sudden? What did she hear from Seon Yu now? Ji Hui says she was just curious and is there someone who would have said something to her? Tae Jeong frets over Seon Yu’s lies about him and Ji Hui choosing to believe in them. Tae Jeong then leaves the room and is greeted coldly by his brother-in-law. Tae Jeong asks if Ji Seok is still upset. Ji Seok replies that he is as he’s very disappointed in Tae Jeong’s behavior. He also can’t hide the fact that he’s displeased. Ji Seok goes downstairs and Tae Jeong is left wondering if this has to do with the baby or Hyeonsu. Enter Seon Yu. Tae Jeong confronts her about the baby while Ji Hui eavesdrops. Later that night she stands over their bed with a murderous glint in her eye. Oy. Stop these disgusting and horrible inner monologues already. I’m getting sick of them. This show went from never doing inner monologues all that much to doing them WAY too much. Meh. Anywho, she steals Tae Jeong’s hair to do a DNA test on Sarang #1.
Even though nothing has been confirmed yet, the Heos are busy preparing for the arrival of Sarang #2. Bong Hwang washed all the baby clothes Jin Yu had prepared while Pung Ho bought more. Bong Hwang then gets the idea to do her own confirmation about Sarang #2. She visits Dal Nyeo and asks to search together. She then has Dal Nyeo rewrite the letter she left with the baby as a reference point in their search. Dal Nyeo quickly agrees to this and begins writing what she believes she wrote. Tae Mi then catches Bong Hwang trying to surreptitiously compare the two letters. Bong Hwang makes a run for it and runs straight into her son who scolds her as she explains what she was doing. Dal Nyeo overhears this and is livid and the two women begin fighting over Sarang while Gi Jin tries to stop the fight and gets shoved so Bong Hwang throws Dal Nyeo to the ground since she touched Gi Jin. Enter Tae Mi to help her mother up. Gi Jin is surprised to see his Miss Skewer is none other than Tae Jeong’s baby sister. The horrified Tae Mi quickly drags her mother away knowing her love is probably ruined now.
Of course Dal Nyeo goes straight to Tae Jeong who stalks Seon Yu and Ji Seok to the orphanage where Sarang #2 awaits. Ji Seok is in love with the little boy as well and thinks the child looks a lot like Jin Yu, too. How can that be when he’s never seen her eonni? Ji Seok explains he saw Jin Yu’s picture at the convent and knows where Seon Yu hides it in their bedroom. This surprises the woman. He also states that he knows how it makes her cry. Ji Seok insists on bringing Sarang back home to raise. Even if the elders disapprove, he’s going to do whatever it takes since Sarang is Seon Yu’s precious family and nephew. Seon Yu catches someone lurking and goes out to see who it is, but Tae Jeong hides.
Ji Hui learns about Sarang #2 as she’s rushing the DNA test on Sarang #1 thanks to Ji Seok going to talk to her about bringing the baby home. So…if Tae Jeong’s baby was discovered by Seon Yu, then who did Ji Hui find? She’s really curious now and goes to the orphanage where Sarang #2 is. There she finds Tae Jeong’s car and watches as Tae Jeong and Dal Nyeo visit the baby since Seon Yu and Ji Seok are gone. Dal Nyeo is surprised that the baby doesn’t look like Tae Jeong, but believes as well that Sarang #2 looks a lot like Jin Yu. The baby just really changed looks is all. Well…they can and newborns are rather different after a few weeks let along a few months…but wouldn’t changing looks from the father to the mother be a bit too drastic of a change? You have to love how Dal Nyeo keeps complimenting Jin Yu for her appearance, etc. Your son helped kill this woman and here you are praising her beauty and wishing your grandson will only take the best from his father and mother? Shameless. Completely shameless.
The angry Ji Hui goes out to her car and watches as Dal Nyeo and Tae Jeong talk. He has now held Sarang #2 and is determined to bring the child back. He will gain enough power so that he can completely ignore his wife and bring his son home. Ouch. But I think we all knew he didn’t love Ji Hui for her “great” personality. I also think that the prices he’s giving Aran are all inflated and that he’s personally buying up the stocks all for himself. That seems much more likely than the shareholders driving the prices up since they know what Aran and Tae Jeong’s plans are. Oh, I’m not saying they aren’t because that one meeting showed a man driving a high asking price for his shares, but at the same time, we also know Tae Jeong is putting a plan into action. He’s using Aran’s name, but I don’t think he’s doing what he says he is for her. Anywho, he gets a call and rushes off.
Emma tells Seon Yu about a man and older woman visiting Sarang at the orphanage and Seon Yu knows it must be Tae Jeong and Dal Nyeo. Bong Hwang apologizes for accidentally letting the cat out of the bag while trying to prove Sarang #2 is the real Sarang. She has been berated enough by her husband and feels genuinely sorry. How funny that she’s taking the role Dal Nyeo usually plays with important information. So Seon Yu calls out Tae Jeong and the two argue over who has the right to take Sarang. Since Tae Jeong burned up his parental rights form, he does have a ground to stand on if he chooses to fight Seon Yu for the baby. If the document wasn’t drawn up on the up and up and was never registered or copied, then there is no way to prove he was given up his rights to his son. He threatens Seon Yu who doesn’t care. She will beg Ji Seok for forgiveness. If Ji Seok can’t forgive her, it will be devastating, but she is keeping Sarang and won’t let Tae Jeong have him. The two struggle over the pen and it flies to the floor (since Seon Yu was fighting his threats with her own). Ji Hui enters and picks it up and questions them about the argument.
That’s where episode 80 leaves us. We all know Ji Hui is entering yet another evil path. How her hatred and insecurities and pride are really eating away at her. Sure Tae Jeong’s actions and even Seon Yu’s haven’t helped her at all, but it’s not like she’s been warped or twisted over night. Eun Su saw it years ago as a teenager. Ji Hui can blame others all she wants, but isn’t more so that she’s just embracing the side she has kept hidden and is only coming to light now thanks to these string of events. Which…at the root…it’s all Tae Jeong’s doing. If Tae Jeong hadn’t thrown the pregnant Jin Yu away, if Jin Yu had been honest with her family up front, if Seon Yu hadn’t told Tae Jeong, if Jin Yu hadn’t begged Tae Jeong to look after Sarang if she died in childbirth. If, if, if. If Ji Hui had only listened to Seon Yu’s heartfelt warnings. IF. But…if “IF” happened, there wouldn’t be a drama would there?
Poor Tae Mi. She was sobbing uncontrollably only to be slapped hard on the back by her mother who demands she get Gi Jin out of her head. Of course Dal Nyeo won’t be sympathetic towards her daughter as she really doesn’t care for Tae Mi as much as Tae Jeong. Since Tae Mi’s love for Gi Jin also involves Tae Jeong because it’s the Heo family’s son, that means no sympathy and only spite. Sheesh. She should care that her poor daughter’s heart has been shattered, but she only cares that she doesn’t want to be entangled with the Heo family and that she doesn’t want Tae Jeong to lose the son he threw away from the very beginning.
Ah! Bangtong sat down with Wu Hyeon for a “man to man” chat. Heehee. He asks about Wu Hyeon’s feelings for his mother and is shocked to see just how much Wu Hyeon likes her and thinks about her. As much as Bangtong does like Wu Hyeon, he tells Mr. Big Eyes that his mother has already worn a wedding dress twice. Wu Hyeon’s response isn’t horror, but happiness at thinking how beautiful she must have been both times. Bangtong then yells that his mom has been married twice and that’s why she has a son as old as him while Wu Hyeon has never been married. Bangtong then says the relationship can’t happen since both parties are entirely too nice. He rushes off with Wu Hyeon honestly apologizing for being ‘too nice” as Bangtong put it. Awww, shucks. It is very true, families don’t like it when never married bachelors marry divorcees…especially divorcees with children. Again…don’t like this, but whatever.