This week continues to Bommie’s week, as we see how she not only 1) puts Mama Han’s secretary in check, 2) turns the scandal that her sister is in, into her sister’s favor (and totally reminds us the title of Show). Bravo to Go Ah Sung, for the wonderful performance she has been giving us as Seo Bom.
The employees of the Han household are beginning to see the potential of Bommie, and while the chief maid and Tutor Park are more or less her supporters, Mama Han’s secretary fears her. Bommie may not yet be an adult, but she has accurately observed Mama Han’s secretary putting on a mask of loyalty to Mama Han, while actually laughing at her behind Mama Han’s back. Bommie clearly states her difference from Mama Han, and laid down her terms: the secretary will be fired if she thinks Bommie can be fooled like Mama Han. Secretary knows this Young Mistress is way smarter than Mama Han, and acknowledges (albeit pretty grudgingly and with plenty of tears) that she has lost in the game of seniority with Bommie.
Bommie’s sister, Nu Ri, perhaps is a little jealous of the change in Bommie’s life, decides to try her luck at snagging a rich husband too, and ends up being in the middle of a scandal, which claims that she’s seduced the guy (a hyung of In Sang and his friends) and they had a one night stand. Bommie asks for In Sang’s impression of the hyung, and with other information about him which she gathered on her own. When Bommie settles the score with Mama Han’s secretary, she has a task for her – to turn the tables and play the scandal her sister is in, in her sister’s favor. With no choice, Mama Han’s secretary enlists the help of the chief legal secretary of Daddy Han (it seems that everyone knows some dark little secret of everyone else, and uses the knowledge to make the other party do their bidding).
In no time, and with the help of SNS, the rumor of Nu Ri seducing the hyung into a one night stand, is changed to the hyung being the one who bugs Nu Ri endlessly and threatens suicide when Nu Ri rejects him flatly. Episode 14 plays to the title of Show so well that we see the entire elite uppercrust of the society in this dramaverse as nothing but nosy parkers, and everyone “heard it through the grapevine”.
Daddy and Mama Han are so proud of their young daughter-in-law that Daddy Han actually says she’s “a cradle of luck” (that’s what the Chinese subs gave me), and in the viewpoint of evolution, Bommie is to be “protected with utmost care”. Hee. Their pride for her is extended to Jin Young, as each week without fail so far, we see how Daddy and Mama Han play with the baby. Daddy Han is especially hilarious, because he always took care to hide his desire to play with Jin Young alone, but not so much when his wife is around.
Like Bommie, who has almost completely integrated herself into the Han household, In Sang is much doted on by Bommie’s parents. He is completely at ease, with no pompous airs like his parents, while at the Seos’. He has built a close rapport with his father-in-law, and I think it’s definitely safe to say he feels happier at the Seos’ than at his own home.
I’ve been intending to mention about closing scene of each episode, and also the OST, but each week my post is so long I keep pushing it back. Now, I’m going to talk a little of both of this, and that is, I absolutely love them. The closing scene is always black, with a small circle that zooms into each character’s face on the screen, which usually highlights their facial expression at the cliffhanger. It’s brilliant and totally a breath of change to the usual closing scenes we see in most KDramas.
The OST is equally quirky, with the theme song sung by Jang Ki Ha, and is a new rendition of an old song, with lyrics newly written to fit Show. The tune is catchy, and the lyrics is peppered with the phrase “heard it through the grapevine”. The tunes of the various BGMs remind us that Show is nothing serious, and we can fully expect something out of the blue to happen.
At barely halfway through, I have no idea how Show will develop, though I’m very sure it’ll keep our interest piqued till the end. Can’t wait for the new episodes!