Shin Ae's Story:
Totally convinced that Shin Ae must be a fake, Mama Jo persuades her husband to suggest DNA testing to Grandfather Kim. Knowing full well that there is no way that a DNA test can be done between a grand-daughter and grand-father, Shin Ae whole heartily agrees to Mama Jo's suggestion which of course confirms even more to Grandfather Kim that she is really his grand-daughter.
Stunned when his father broke the news of Shin Ae's new identity as Grandfather Kim's grand-daughter to him, poor Hee Dong could hardly believe that all of the sob stories Shin Ae told him before was all a lie. At first tempted to just divorce Hee Dong if he refuses to accept her lame excuse of "I lied because I love you so much and was afraid to lose you." Shin Ae eventually decides that it would be too risky to divorce Hee Dong before she officially becomes Grandfather Kim's grand-daughter legally. Luckily for Shin Ae, after a night of drinking Hee Dong comes home ready to forgive and forget.
Unfortunately for Shin Ae, just when everything seems to be going her way her past comes back to hunt her once again. Panicked when Grandfather Kim catches her talking to her aunt AND her daughter, Shin Ae quickly introduces them as kind friends that helped her during her escape out of the North.
Her trusty radar going off wildly the moment she sees Shin Ae dragging her aunt away in anger, Mama Kim follows the two women and gasps in shock when she confirms her suspicion that Shin Ae was NOT Grandfather Kim's grand-daughter.
Filled with guilt as he watches a hysterical Ha Yeon screaming with despair over her paralyzed legs, Jang Go can't help but feel responsible.
Dismayed when she finds out about Ha Yeon's car accident from Jang Go's aunt, Mi Poong rushes over to the hospital only to see Ha Yeon sobbing in Jang Go's arms.
Showing up at the hospital to pay Ha Yeon a visit, Mi Poong arrives just in time to hear Mama Lee pleading with Jang Go to stay by the "pitiful" Ha Yeon's side.
Not surprised when later that night she gets a phone call from Jang Go and hears the ominous words of "I need to talk to you," Mi Poong meets with Jang Go but then doesn't give him the chance to talk. Looking into Jang Go's sorrowful eyes, Mi Poong tells him "Oppa, let's break up. I am the one that's breaking up with you so you didn't break your promise to me."
Resigned to his fate, Jang Go stoically sits as everyone around him happily celebrates his engagement...that is until Hee Ra accidentally knocks a candle into Ha Yeon's lap and she jumps up in fear. Looking at Ha Yeon standing on her perfectly fine legs, it quickly dawns on Jang Go that this was no miracle healing but a huge lie told by both Ha Yeon AND his mother. Barely able to control his anger and disappointment at being deceived by his own mother, Jang Go walks away even after both Ha Yeon and Mama Lee beg him to stay.
Paying Mama Kim a visit personally, Grandmother Lee convinces a somewhat reluctant Mama Lee to not move away so she could be close to her daughter after Mi Poong marries Jang Go.
Wow, color me surprised! I totally thought our two leads are going to be tortured for at least a few more episodes before they got back together. Not that I am complaining of course since I wasn't a fan of that particular plot line anyway. Still, it's one thing to have Ha Yeon's lie revealed so quickly but altogether another thing to have our two leads getting married already (We only saw the beginning of the wedding at the end of ep.26 so we'll probably see the actual wedding next week).
We have just barely crossed the mid-way point of the show so I am a tad bit worried that we are we going to be stuck with tiresome family conflict and Shin Ae's desperate evil plans from this point on.
Oh, well! This writer has been pretty good at not dragging out tiresome plot lines thus far so I am hopeful that I will be pleasantly surprised.