What have I gotten myself into this time? That was the question I repeatedly asked myself while watching the latest episodes of My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol, because seeing Deuk-ye being kicked around and stomped on by Man-hoo’s family is totally a rage-inducing experience. Wow, my heart boils at the sight of the family, but I’m hanging onto the hope that she will make her revenge slow and painful. It’s not much, but it has started. YES.
Please excuse all the rants and name callings ^^;
While Deuk-ye was still mourning over her mom’s death and worrying about her missing dad, Ki-hwang mistook Min-ho as the person who killed President Shin, as the real culprit was on a gateway with his dearest family. Man-hoo was still troubled over the incident but he’s not going to spend his time with Ma-ri; instead, he called his mom the Grand Witch (you’ll find out why I give that nickname real soon) and the bratty daughters there. As if Ma-ri would leave it just like that! She sent them away so that she could execute her next plan to be together with Man-hoo.
Deuk-ye went back home to find Man-hoo’s shoes, only to find another shoe box containing a pair of shoes for her…from her mother 😦 It turned out that Madam Kim momentarily regained her memories and wrote a note with the shoes, telling Deuk-ye to persuade President Shin into sending her to a nursing home. To make it worse, she was informed that the police found President Shin’s wallet..and Man-hoo managed to take away his shoes.
Maybe Man-hoo still had a tiny bit of conscience left in him, because he dreamed of President Shin and freaked out. Yeah, let that guilt follow you for the rest of your life! He chased out Ma-ri, who tried to seduce him, but soon decided that he was too scared to stay by himself. As for Deuk-ye, she passed out and Min-ho brought her to his house, She recalled everything that had happened and blamed herself for being the root cause of what happened to her family, refusing to go back to the devil’s house. Min-ho hugged her to calm her down while the rain continued to fall outside..
Everyone returned home, incuding Deuk-ye, and Man-hoo only said he had an emergency business trip so he had to miss Madam Kim’s funeral. Grand Witch was so insensitive (URGH) although Deuk-ye had only sent her mom away and to make it worse, she found Ma-ri’s clothes inside Man-hoo’s luggage. Great. Man-hoo, on the other hand, was informed of President Shin, who had been found on the shore. He went to retrieve the blueprint and only God knows where he buried President Shin. He’s not that careful, though, because Deuk-ye found the shoes Man-hoo wore on the day he pushed President Shin off the cliff. It’s so frustrating, but she couldn’t put her dad’s last wishes aside just like that.
About one month later, Deuk-ye showed signs of pregnancy and Grand Witch was happy, but Man-hoo said they had never been together since Madam Kim’s death. However, Grand Witch started to suspect that it could be Min-ho’s child, because she saw them outside the house before. Ma-ri was also pregnant with Man-hoo’s child and of course, she was super stoked to hear that news. Deuk-ye, on the other hand, lost herself in thoughts and let herself fall down the stairs, but nothing happened to her or her baby. She went to see Min-ho but saw him being dragged by the policemen for he was being suspected of murdering President Shin. That pushed Deuk-ye to her edge and she made the decision to protect her child with Min-ho’s, slowly exacting her revenge.
Several months passed by and Ma-ri admitted herself to a hospital to ensure a good care of the unborn baby, as Deuk-ye tried her best to hide her pregnancy. Grand Witch never stopped being suspicious of her, so Deuk-ye finally blew off her top and acted as if she was being possessed by Madam Kim’s ghost, scaring Grand Witch. OH YEAH. She told off the girls to mind their manners and saved the good food all for herself. She also threw away the stuff the kids loved and shredded Grand Witch’s favourite clothes to pieces. The best things she did? Biting Man-hoo’s shoulder and locking Grand Witch in the room before nailing the door to prevent her from getting out. That was so fun to watch.
Grand Witch called the psychiatric hospital and Deuk-ye was admitted to the hospital, but it turned out that she was only faking her crazy antics in order to get out of the house and protect her child. Lucky for her, she met her old friend, Han Ji-hye, who worked there as a head nurse. Deuk-ye was diagnosed with stress and the doctor suggested Man-hoo to let her recuperate there. Oh, you’ll never guessed what happened, you devil! Now you’re turning another kind lady into a devil too! Karma was slowly coming to get him, and the construction right he was seeking for ended up being shared with Min-ho, who freed himself from the accusation. HAHAHAHAHA!
I think Grand Witch was psychic (or very keen to her surrounding) because she dreamed of Deuk-ye giving birth in the house. She found it strange that Deuk-ye marked a date (April 12th) on the calendar, although it wasn’t anyone’s birthday or death anniversary. She also saw the clothes and things in the drawers being neatly arranged despite Deuk-ye’s unstable mental state, so she made a surprise visit to the hospital, on the day Deuk-ye was about to give birth. Gosh. Ji-hye planned to send Deuk-ye out secretly to the maternity clinic but the plan foiled because of Grand Witch, who threw a fit when Deuk-ye was nowhere to be found.
As Deuk-ye pushed Min-ho away from her side, Man-hoo was forced to stay beside Mari while she was in labour. Deuk-ye managed to hide herself in the store room and gave birth to a baby girl with Ji-hye’s help, while Ma-ri gave birth to a baby boy.
Say hello to two of our four leads!
It’s just the beginning for everything, and the baby girl momentarily stopped breathing. Deuk-ye decided to go back to her room to deceive the nosy Grand Witch, who ended up shocked to see Deuk-ye’s flat stomach. Gosh, the witch was so noisy in a hospital, shrieking and throwing tantrums, so it’s good to see her being dragged away. Ji-hye sneaked out both mother and daughter, who had recovered, safely out of the hospital. Deuk-ye planned to send the baby to the orphanage first until she gained more power in the household. Ji-hye bid her goodbye to the baby girl with a kiss…but the Grand Witch was still there, ready to follow Deuk-ye. Dammit!
Cursing Deuk-ye under her breath for having another man’s child (how about YOUR son, then?!), she followed Deuk-ye until they reached the orphanage. The baby was named Hye-sang, a combination of President Shin and Madam Kim’s name as Deuk-ye’s way of remembering her parents’ unjust death. Little Hye-sang was clothed with a baby pajama bearing her name and she was left outside the orphanage’s gate. At the same time, the orphanage’s owner, Director Geum, got a call from his girlfriend Kim Ji-young, who was there to leave their child to him because she’s getting married and leaving for the US soon.
By the time Director Geum reached the gate, both Grand Witch and Bad Mommy had left, leaving behind two poor babies there. He found it a strange occurrence that another baby was left there at the same moment as his own child. Sir, that was just the beginning of a twisted game of fate! Little Hye-sang looked slightly different and it was because Grand Witch switched the babies: Director Geum’s baby had her clothes changed with little Hye-sang, so their identities were switched. Wow. I hope you burn in the deepest pit of hell, Grand Witch! She received the news that Ma-ri gave birth to Man-hoo’s son and she was so stoked that she brought Ma-ri and the baby boy home with her.
Deuk-ye also went home, and the Grand Witch had the heart (Oops, I forgot that she was heartless~!) to tell her to be thankful that Ma-ri gave Man-hoo a son. As expected from a witch. Deuk-ye decided to accept the baby boy although Man-hoo tried to stop her, and she even suffered because of lack of postnatal care 😦 Grand Witch continued to torture Deuk-ye and enjoyed the fact that Deuk-ye would have to suffer taking care of the hellish family for her entire life, not knowing that Deuk-ye was just started her slow revenge.
Ma-ri was already eating fried chicken and drinking beer (!!!) even when she only had the child few days ago. She told Deuk-ye to massage her since she couldn’t produce milk for the baby boy. Deuk-ye didn’t get to rest because Grand Witch sent the baby to sleep with her during the night so that Ma-ri could get proper rest. GOD, this evil witch is sure !@##$%^&*. Deuk-ye secretly nursed the baby because she pitied him, but she realized that the boy would have to pay for his family’s action..because that’s his destiny for being born in that family. Hurr~ making a child pay for his/her parents’ sins is wrong..but we’re watching Deuk-ye slowly turning into a devil herself 😥
So…little Hye-sang became little Sa-wol, and the supposed little Sa-wol lived as little Hye-sang. Seven years later, the kids all grew up. Young Chan-bin was a spoiled boy but he treated Deuk-ye better than Ma-ri, despite knowing Ma-ri was his birth mother. Deuk-ye showed her love towards young Chan-bin, but only she knew what it feels like to raise your enemy’s child. As for Sa-wol and Hye-sang, they grew up together at the orphanage together with another girl, Oh-wol, but Hye-sang had better clothes compared to others. Sa-wol was named because she came in in the month of April, so Oh-wol might have arrived there in May.
Sa-wol had saved a baby bird and tried to feed it, only to have it flying around the dining room and caused a ruckus there. Hye-sang knew that her friends would cause trouble and escaped earlier, and the other two girls ended up being punished. Hye-sang was treated better because she was sick, but she did seem to envy Sa-wol and Oh-wol because they could play freely. After all this while, Deuk-ye was getting all the updates of Hye-sang through the pictures sent by the orphanage, under the guise of her volunteer. Coincidentally, Man-hoo was also working with the same orphanage (named Golden Orphanage) to constrct a new building for it, and it was creepy when he said that he knew everything about Deuk-ye’s activity.
Ji-hye and Min-ho actually got married after they met at the hospital when Min-ho went to visit Deuk-ye. After hearing about the Golden Orphanage, it reminded Ji-hye of Deuk-ye and Min-ho was surprised to learn that Ji-hye was a childhood friend of Deuk-ye. The biggest shock was to hear that Deuk-ye had a child, although Ji-hye decided not to talk about it further. Ki-hwang and slightly older Se-hoon lived their day picking scrap metals and stuff, but Ki-hwang was still looking out for the company out of his loyalty to President Shin. I think he was looking at Oh-wol’s picture…maybe she’s his daughter?
The girls were all waiting for the postman to come but only package that came was for Hye-sang. It seemed like a frequent thing because Oh-wol was jealous of Hye-sang, who said that her parents would soon come to take her. Director Geum apparently kept his real identity as Sa-wol’s birth father from her, but he promised to let her know about her parents during her next birthday. He told her that they would soon get a new house thanks to BG Construction. The First Lady heard about Man-hoo’s venture into doing charity work through building the new house for the orphanage and hinted at seeing it done before the Children’s Day. Man-hoo pushed the construction to be carried out faster in order to impress the First Lady, although he was aware of the danger and risk. Min-ho knew what Man-hoo was planning and he vowed not to let him sacrifice the kids’ lives for his greed.
Sa-wol, Hye-sang, and Oh-wol decided to go up a hill to put the baby bird’s house on a tall tree, but only Sa-wol ended up continuing the journey. At the other side of the hill, Chan-bin’s school was having a picnic day and he told Deuk-ye to come alone instead of bringing Ma-ri too, afraid that it would be complicated to explain to other kids. He took a walk by himself while he’s deep in thought after he was scolded by Man-hoo earlier, and he saw Sa-wol trying to climb a tree. Chan-bin laughed at Sa-wol for her repeatedly failed attempts and offered his help, but she didn’t think he would be able to do so. He did it, but soon fell down because he saw a caterpillar.
Since Chan-bin hurt his leg, Sa-wol decided to piggyback him to go down the hill. Deuk-ye realized that Chan-bin had gone missing and she tried to find him. The kids rolled down the hill before Deuk-ye found them…and that was the moment Deuk-ye met her real daughter!
List of Characters:
Shin Deuk-ye (Jeon In-hwa)
Oh Min-ho (Park Sang-won)
Kang Man-hoo (Son Chang-min)
Choi Ma-ri (Kim Hee-jung)
Shin Ji-sang (Lee Jung-gil)
Kim Hye-sun (Oh Mi-yeon)
‘Grand Witch’ So Guk-ja (Park Won-sook)
Young Kang Dal-rae (Kwak Ji-hye)
Young Kang Jjil-rae (Kim So-eun)
Joo Ki-hwang (Ahn Nae-sang)
Young Joo Se-hoon (Go Woo-rim)
Han Ji-hye (Do Ji-won)
Director Geum (Kim Ho-jin)
‘Bad Mommy’ Kim Ji-young (Kim Ji-ho)
Young Kang Chan-bin (Jeon Jin-seo)
Young Geum Sa-wol (Kal So-won)
Young Oh Hye-sang (Lee Na-yoon)
Young Oh-wol (Lee Do-yeon)
Teenage Kang Dal-rae (Kim Go-eun)
Teenage Kang Jjil-rae (Park Soo-bin)