I’m saying it here to make it official. Please refrain from emailing me regarding soft subs for Feast of the Gods. I read through Viki threads and they have an agreement with the broadcast station not to distribute soft subtitles. Do respect the team’s hard work and effort in making translations and cease requesting until it is released officially. I know it’s hard on some of you who can’t access Viki and have to read through my lackluster recaps….but jia you!
I took down the folder link because I was informed it’s not the official release so don’t promote other sites that rip Viki’s subtitle. That could endanger Viki team’s agreement with MBC. And we don’t want any drama outside of drama land.
Anyway, moving onwards! The featured image for this episode is again the beanie couple! I know! I should use other cast pictures but I can’t control my little spring-roll fingers, always wanting to pick them. It feels right. Don’t let the necktie fool your eagle eyes. He’s handing over his heart!
Jae Ha asks Joon Young to stay. Worried about what he might say, she tells him to stop and covers her ears. But he continues, “Since the beginning when I saw you, whether you were hurt or tired… I myself don’t know how I’ve become like this, but now I can only see you, Joon Young. I like you.”
Bad. Bad. Bad. My respect for you just keeps plummeting, dude.
Cut to Grandma yelling into the receiver about the rumor that Arirang might get close down. She calls Doo Hee and tells her about the bad news.
Back to Jae Ha and Joon Young, with both being chased out to the reception lobby by the manager. Jae Ha says he’s here on a business trip and requests a moment alone with the hotel’s manager. Behind the scene, he timidly asks for a chance.
Standing in the reception area, Joon Young meets In Joo, who tells her about Arirang’s dark future and blames it on her. To In Joo’s dismay, Jae Ha comes back and defends Joon Young. He doesn’t even look at In Joo as she lists out Joon Young’s faults and quickly swirls her aside for a private talk.
Alone, Jae Ha wonders why she could pull Arirang into a messy position when she claims to love it, like his grandmother and Doo Hee. In Joo doesn’t deny the truth and says quietly how she hates that ugly side of hers. She admits, “Me becoming like this means one thing, that I’ve acknowledged Joon Young as a competitor.” But the real punch is this, “With this open opportunity, do you wish to go to Joon Young’s side?”
In Joo shakes off the idea, he wouldn’t be that kind of coward. However, he answers without hesitation, “No, I want to go to her. Being bad and selfish is fine. I was only fooling myself. ‘This is not the In Joo I know‘ I have this feeling.” Tears brimming in both of their eyes, he whispers, “Let’s break up,” and walks away.
Grandma calls Joon Young to her room. Grandma cuts the chase and jumps to her solution, “Stay at Udo Island for now.” But Joon Young hopes she can have some spare days to salvage the situation. Grandma remains firm with her decision, out you go dear. Man, is Joon Young the resident’s soccer ball? Why is everyone taking turns kicking her around? Arg.
Standing outside the door is Doo Hee. They lock eyes. Next scene we see them cooking a pot of Arirang soup together, doing so quietly. Joon Young finally musters out an apology but Doo Hee whips her ideology of soup-making . It may be a long and unwanted process, but as long as I enjoy it, I can endure it too. Joon Young muses the idea minutely and then hands back Arirang’s necklace, though Doo Hee doesn’t accept it and says cryptically that only four people know how to make Arirang soup base. The fourth person is Joon Young. Girl, you better get the hint this time.
At last, Joon Young still has to pack and leave…in the middle of the night? She walks down the sidewalk which is how Do Yoon finds her. He wants to get out of the car but Jane’s warning stops him and he resorts to following her along the curb. Aw..
She settles down on a bench and he watches her cry. Jae Ha sends her text, “I will find ways to save Arirang. So don’t worry and sleep comfortably.”
Turns out Jae Ha is working late at the office with his assistant. They’re looking through the records to track down Haemil.
The next morning, the kitchen staff all work quietly in their station, wondering about Joon Young and the fate of Arirang. The other bad news: customers are harboring distrust in the food after the incident of Haemil’s hospitalization. Head Chef Do Shik can’t stand the false accusation and confronts the table of customers. He assures them that the food is fine but the ajusshi customers continue to slander Arirang reputation, leading Do Shik to throw his chef hat on the floor and grab one man by his collar. Go! Go! Kick his butt!
Unfortunately, Doo Hee appears and orders everyone to stop. She gives a respectful bow to the jerk customers and warns Do Shik to watch his behavior. However, Do Shik is more happy about her return.
Stubborn, Joon Young waits for Haemil in front of the hotel, Do Yoon sees her there and sighs. He enters the hotel room and asks Jane to cancel the lawsuit but she insists he has no right to withdraw from it. I don’t know why I laugh when he says, “I’m going to get mad!” However, she says if he accepts a cooking gig from Saranae, she might consider taking back the lawsuit. Just then Baek Sul calls Jane, and Do Yoon tells her to come see him directly.
In Joo drops by Jae Ha’s workplace with packed lunch boxes and he looks ANNOYED to see her.
He pulls her outside for a small talk and wonders why she’s acting like this. Must he repeat himself to her? Calmly, she says, even if it’s not for him, it’s for the people who worked hard for Arirang. She informs him about Joon Young being kicked out.
Baek Sul arrives at the hotel and Haemil is sitting with his back to her, staring out the window. She wants Haemil to participate in a food show for her Tv program. Jane delivers the document to Haemil, he looks at them briefly and tears the booklet apart, causing flares to shoot out of Baek Sul’s eyes. Omgosh. I love this scene. He then gives Jane a letter to cancel their contract and early payment with Sanarae. Baek Sul sits there in astonishment, “You called me here personally to reject the proposal? Me? The president of Sanarae?”
Jane storms back into the room and wonders why he rejects Baek Sul’s offer. Omgosh! She doesn’t know who his mother is? And they have been working together for 15 years? What the….heck? Do Yoon drops the bomb, “We don’t look nothing alike right?”
As for Joon Young, the silly girl is still waiting in the reception area until she sees Baek Sul with Manager Kim. She asks for a favor and we don’t have to guess what it is. But Baek Sul is a business person, she can’t help out of sympathy. What does she get in return for helping Joon Young meet Haemil? She snidely suggests, “How about becoming a chef at Sanarae?” We don’t see Joon Young’s answer and later she rejects a call from Jae Ha.
It’s too bad she can’t avoid him cause he’s standing right in front of her friend’s house. She looks at him and walks past, and he hurries to explain how he waited for an hour here. She doesn’t budge because there were days she waited the whole day just to see that person. He continues, “I don’t like seeing you for a second. I want to see you as much as I want. I want to date you until everyone gets sick of seeing us together. I want to be a lover, your lover.” Joon Young rejects him on the spot but he doesn’t care, “I’m going to stand here!” If you don’t care about her response, I wonder why you confessed to the same person? Hmphs. He fakes some coughs and Joon Young breaks into a small smile. Inside her bathroom, Joon Young splashes water on her face to wake herself up. Do this more often please.
Mi So tries to call his good friend Do Yoon but the latter doesn’t pick up. In Joo happens to be nearby and wonders what happened to Do Yoon. Mi So reveals that he was sick yesterday and left suddenly. In Joo finds this odd since she saw him in the parking lot yesterday too. Ruh Roh!
In Joo returns home where her father is peacefully reading a book. She picks up a phone call from her brother, who is living in the states. Dad motions for the phone and his voice is stern, “What do you want? We paid for your living expenses and got you through college. Anything else, you take care of it. If something happens, call me.” He hangs up. Is this the same warm-hearted father that we met two decades ago?
Another bomb drops, the reason why the brother is being “trapped” in the states? He knows that In Joo is not his real sister. He threatened to tell mother and was hit by father for the first time.
In her room, In Joo remembers how harsh In Joo’s brother was towards her. Omgosh. Don’t show me the young Yeon Woo, I’m a mush when it comes to her puppy eyes full of brimming tears! Flashback: Yeon Woo was soundly sleeping when In Joo’s brother marched in and pulled off the cover, screaming: “Get out! You’re not my sister! Go away!” *wipes tears* This is so painful to watch. Honestly, I do feel bad for Yeon Woo. She was a fierce kid yunno. If she was brought up with more love and acceptance, and less expectations to fulfill, she wouldn’t have turned out so insecure. Heck, she might even be my favorite character.
Joon Young is preparing dinner and thinks about Jae Ha being out in the cold. Da Eun comes home and pretends to be sick, “Can you go buy me some cold medicine?” She steps out and kicks into a gift box, inside is sand timer, as Jae Ha bellows, “If you’re buying medicine, please get me one too!” She softens and feels bad at the same time for being happy. “Just this once, if I could accept him…just this once..” He pulls her into a hug.
Baek Sul meets with Jane and threatens to publish the story about Haemil’s breach of contract to the reporters. This is Korea, the story is going to sell. However, if he accepts the food show, all will be forgiven. Also, the kitchen staff will be arranged by Sanarae.
Jane brings home the message. Do Yoon smugs and lights up when one of the kitchen staff is Go Joon Young. He’ll do it. Obviously!
Jane calls Joon Young to the hotel’s kitchen. They will be making another dish. Plus, Joon Young must never meet Haemil’s eyes during the whole show. Keke. She leaves when Haemil enters the kitchen. He walks up behind Joon Young and I love the background music because my heart is literally pounding in the same manner! Why is he so hot? GAH!
Jae Ha arranges his men to find Haemil after the show ends. This is their last chance to save Arirang.
I want a cardboard of Haemil. *pouts* Kind souls please send a copy to my house!
The Food Show begins. Joon Young looks so cute in her white chef uniform, while Haemil is hot in black. Why label the angel and the devil so distinctively, writers? 😛
Halfway through the show, the female host is still wondering what they’re making. Jane passes over the menu – it’s Bibimbap Salad. Watching in the recording room, Baek Sul goes nuts over the change of dishes, they’re supposed to be making Sanarae’s food! Anyway, Haemil uses a needle and sucks in all the red pepper sauce. He connects it to a tube to make noodles from it.
Jae Ha receives a call from his assistant. Haemil has canceled the lawsuit against Arirang.
After the dish is completed, Haemil takes off his black necktie and hands them to Joon Young. The warmth in his eyes radiates off my screen. AHHH! So adorable! *faints* Now I’m itchy to make another banner of these two.
Later, Jane and Joon Young escort Haemil out of the show and down the hall through the crowd of reporters. Turns out that it’s the fake Haemil. The real Haemil is running away from Manager Kim. In Joo sees the chase and follows them.
Do Yoon quickly changes into his worker’s clothes and pretends to carry a gas tank out of the storage room. Unfortunately, In Joo’s brain adds up all the clues. She follows him to the elevator and calls out, “Haemil, no, I mean Kim Do Yoon.” GAHHH! Of course, the good girl is always the LAST to know.
Alice: Oh boy, Jae Ha is all sorts of wrong in this episode.
Ladies, say this charming boy came to you when you were 17 and chased after you like a gentleman in all sorts of ways. He claimed that you guys were destined to be together because when you were 4, you played kite with him, you tripped and he carried you home. Then he promised to be by your side forever and you fell for it. Ten years went by and now he broke up with you after finding out you’re not a perfect person, you have done a bad deed.
What is love in this case? Isn’t it about embracing your lover’s merits and shortcomings altogether? Jae Ha didn’t berate or yell at In Joo. He simply stopped caring about she did and marched over to Joon Young to confess. What the fudge? The feelings over ten years vanished just like that? This makes Jae Ha looks bad, it seems like he’s waiting for this opportunity to jump ship. Too bad, my ship for you has sailed boy. I won’t be returning anytime soon, unless you’re drowning at shore, and out of the goodness of my heart, I will throw you a lifesaver.
And Joon Young, I don’t want you to go into any relationship blindly at this point. Just focus on sharpening your skills as a chef. Don’t get kicked around like a soccer ball. Got that?
On a happier note, I made 5 rotating banners for my favorite couple.
Here’s a tease cause I’m evil!