My Thoughts: Money Flower Episodes 3-4
Cast of Characters with Nutshell Details
Kang Pil Joo (Jang Hyuk) suffers from “be careful what you wish for” as his plan for romance between Mo Hyun and Boo Cheon works better than expected. In fact, watching Mo Hyun fall for Boo Cheon is difficult. But Pil Joo soldiers on watching/directing the romance develop and juggling all the corporate balls to keep things going his way. When Boo Cheon announces that he will sleep with Mo Hyun, Pil Joo manages not to shatter his jaw as he clinches it in frustration. He doesn’t verbalize it in words, but his body screams “I want Mo Hyun for myself”. He observes Mo Hyun sitting at a bus bench but she doesn’t get on the bus. Concerned he approaches her. He is stunned when she calls him Pil Joo. She knows that Pil Joo and Boo Cheon lied about their identities.
Na Mo Hyun (Park Se Young) receives an anonymous packet of pictures and articles. They identify the man she thought she was dating isn’t Pil Joo but rather Boo Cheon. Angry that she’s been lied to, she refuses to hear Pil Joo’s explanation and refuses phone calls from Boo Cheon. She’s deeply hurt, she cared for Boo Cheon.
Jang Boo Cheon (Jang Seung Jo) is desperate to make things right with Mo Hyun, but she won’t give him a chance. He sees that Pil Joo cares for Mo Hyun after observing an encounter between them. He lashes out in anger at Pil Joo and hits him. But Pil Joo promises that he is not personally interested in Mo Hyun. Instead he gives Boo Cheon the perfect plan to win back Mo Hyun. It works. Boo Cheon is giddy with joy when Mo Hyun calls and takes him back.
Jung Mal Ran (Lee Mi Sook) meets Mo Hyun formally and as most future mother-in-laws, finds her casual and open nature lacking. But Mal Ran has her eye on the prize, the CEO position for her son, and is willing to accept anything to reach that goal.
Jang Kook Hwan (Lee Soon Jae) is pleased when Mal Ran and Boo Cheon brings the newly engaged Mo Hyun to him in the defined timeframe. He is one step closer to actualizing the dream of a new high-rise tower as a monument to himself. He agrees to cover all the wedding costs and orders them to marry in 2 months.
Yoon Seo Won (Han So Hee) shows her flair for drama when she approaches Boo Cheon on the set where he’ll be interviewed. Posing as the makeup artist, she makes eye contact. He stares in shock as she slips a card into his pocket. She steps into the production team and watches in satisfaction as Boo Cheon looks at the card and sees the ultrasound image of a baby. His eyes fly up in shock. Pil Joo sees something is wrong and scans the production team. Both men recoil to observe the smug Seo Won standing next to the clueless Mo Hyun!
Great cliffhangers. I gasped in surprised at the end of the 3rd episode when Mo Hyun called Pil Joo by his real name. I knew that Seo Won wouldn’t fade into the woodwork quietly and had to give her points in the dramatic but subtle way she revealed her pregnancy to a stunned Boo Cheon. Is she really pregnant?
Pil Joo is the real heir. I’m surprised this was revealed this early. I’m happy Pil Joo is the real heir. If at the end of this series he has the power and the girl, nirvana will have been achieved. But I don’t think it will be easy or even an achievable goal. But Pil Joo is the master manipulator. If anyone could navigate this complicated maze and win, it’s Pil Joo. I was pleased to see Pil Joo’s heart strings pulled by Mo Hyun. He cares for her. Awesome! I want Pil Joo to have a heart, it makes him human. How does Jang Hyuk manage to look fresher than the younger actors? Let me sip water and ponder.