Is it just me or does this lakorn remind me of the Tanya and Pinky scandal–the mistress just refuses to end it and the legal wife is like psychotic. I am not saying they are, it just how the media is portraying it to be. If this was me, I would have left him and took all his money in the divorce. Staying with a man you love but does not love you seems tiring.
Everyone is affected by the AFFAIR, all the kids involve have an emotional issue with it. They are normal people but once they see the affair in motion, they can’t take it. It makes them over-think, it makes them angry—I am thinking they all need therapy. It’s been more than 10 years, Kao can’t get over it, her mother abandoned her, she can’t stand seeing her mother in the newspaper, even talking about her mother is emotionally draining. Suang, our pra’ek, he is embarrassed–he is trying to be the big man, trying to help his mom out to no avail. You feel sorry for the people who are caught in the middle of this drama.
I like it so far.
Suang doesn’t understand why his mother is concern, he tells her he is not that important, but she assures him he is–they probably want your take on the scandal she says.
Kao is at the airport too, she is a reporter, a paparazzi with a big camera searching for the actress ‘Fah’, an up and coming actress who has a scandal of being someone’s mistress. Kao got a tip from someone Fah is at the airport meeting up with her rich married boyfriend Sia Veenai for a trip to Japan.
Kao sees Fah meeting up with her Sia Veenai, she takes her camera out to take a shot of the couple, her view is blocked by Suang and his girlfriend. Suang is on edge and thinks Kao is a reporter out to get news on him. He confronts her about the picture, she is baffled because she has no idea who is he. ‘Why would I take a picture of you? Or maybe you were doing something shameful and you are afraid I would expose you.’
Suang’s girlfriend explains, they are not doing anything wrong.
‘We are a couple, even if I stand here hugging and kissing him, there is nothing wrong with that, ‘ she argued. She then proceeded to kiss Suang on the cheeks. ‘Am I right, my love?’
Kao sighs and fires back at her. ‘You can do whatever you want, as long as it doesn’t make front page news ‘A young groom and his young wife did something lewd in the middle of the airport’ na.’
Kao decides she had a enough of these two and decides to go look for actress Fah, Suang follows her, he want his pictures or maybe something more from our heroine Kao. Sook doesn’t get it, she wants to be front page news with Suang to let others know they are a couple.
Suang fights with Kao for the camera. Nick, Kao’s reporter friends sees them. At first, he was going to intervene but decides to take a picture of the pair tussling for the camera. He takes a shot of Suang pulling Kao closer to his body–an awkward moment. Instantly Kao jumps back.
He takes the memory card and pays her. She doesn’t get it, yeah she accidentally took his picture, he was blocking her view, Kao accused Suang of thinking too highly of himself. He is a nobody to her. He gives her a warning. ‘Remember this warning so that the next time, you won’t have to swallow your own spit.’
Back at the office, Kao yells at Nick for taking a picture of her instead of helping her out. Nick showed the picture to Kao’s other co-worker and said: ‘the picture turned out pretty, it’s the new ‘it’ couple.’ Looking at the picture more, Nick said the guy looks familiar.
Kao and her other co-workers are chatting about Fah, they don’t get it, why would an up and coming actress become someone’s mistress. The word mistress and the whole conversation makes Kao feel uneasy. Kao goes home and still can’t get over the conversation from earlier.
Editor Ja: I really want to know a woman who becomes a mia noi, what are they thinking?
Kao takes out a family portrait frame underneath her pile of clothes and wonders the same thing. She has a flashback of the day her mother left her father. She remembers her father pleading with her mother to stay, telling her he will do better. “I promise to take better care of you and our children please don’t leave me,’ he pleads. The mom said they have passed that point and she is leaving.
Looking at the family portrait, Kao says: “Mom is cruel.’
Her brother Kaew agrees and shows a picture of their mom in the newspaper. They can’t believe how unashamed their mother has become. She is out in the open with her relationship with a married man. Both are disgusted.
Kao:’She knows being a mistress is condemned by society, but yet she can face the camera with a smile.’
Kaew angrily:’Mae is probably happy to be a mistress, that Arak guy, he has power and money.’
Kao:’Are those two thing really that important P’Kaew for her to abandoned dad and us?’
Kaew:’ For a person who doesn’t know enough, those two things will always have importance.’
Their father orders them to stop blaming their mother. If he was a better man, she would have stayed. Kao tells her dad to stop defending their mother, a mother doesn’t abandon her children. ‘Mom is selfish, mom chose the easy life, even though her easy life is in the pit of fire.’
Suang hugs his surprised mother Khun Ying Suda, he is home early. He decided to come home early to surprise his mother and to avoid the reporters, but still there was one reporter he tells his mother. They are relentless. His father General Arak walks into the room and his mother makes sure he knew what happened at the airport with Suang.
Mom: ‘Like I said, they want to know if Suang is walking in with a bucket over his head when his father has more esteem for his mistress over his mother.’ OUCH.
General Arak pulls his wife into their room and they start to argue. He doesn’t want his wife to discuss their marital problems in front of their son.
General Arak: ‘Our son just came back, why did you tell him about this?’
Khun Ying Suda:’Are you embarrassed? You have done this to that extent, you don’t need to be embarrass, the whole nation knows that you are infatuated with her. To humiliate me is not enough, you had to expose it!’
General Arak: ‘Stop. Why are speaking so much?’
Khun Ying Suda:’To make you think! To this extent, you can’t even think. You are probably afraid your child will not respect you anymore. Don’t be afraid, Suang has no respect for you because you have hurt me. Do you hear me, Khun Arak, you have hurt me, hurt me!’
General Arak furiously:’How far is this gonna go, I have been with her for 10 years, when will you stop being jealous?’
NEVER! She told him.
From the outside, Suang listens to his parent’s argument and decides to intervene. His father tells him to go back to his room. He tells his father how can he when he is hurting his mother.
General Arak plays dumb and said ‘what have I done?’
Suang:’You have taken up with another woman to trample over my mother’s heart, you have given her value, don’t you know that is wrong?’
General Arak:’I have raised you from a kid to an adult, you have no right to insult me like this.’
Suang: ‘When you are hurting my mother, our family, it means you have no restraint, no common sense, dad you have no conscious!’
Enraged by his son’s insult, General Arak slaps Suang in the face and tells his wife to divorce him. If I am so bad, then divorce me. He accused his wife of not divorcing him because of his prestige and wealth. If she wants those things and to stay with him, then stay out of his business. What a douche! A wife is a wife not a mom, he has only one mom.
Suang vows as he is hugging his mama:’I only have one mom too, I must restore my mother’s dignity.’
Khun Papit opens a jewelry store, General Arak is there at the grand opening.
By chance, Suang and his girlfriend Sook is there too looking at them from afar. His father sees him and asked to talk to him privately. ‘Why did you come here?’
Suang:’What? Were you afraid I would do something to your mistress?’
Suang:’This is not a restricted area that I can’t come to.’
Genral Arak:’But I am going to forbid you to stop you from causing problems. Don’t come messing around Papit’s store.’
Suang:’I just realized you work in the security field too dad. Okay. I won’t get myself involve–not because it is a restricted area. But I think this is a pardon area where good people should not get involve with immoral people.’
General Arak: ‘Ai SUANG!’
Kao comes home to see her father setting the table for dinner. She has a flashback of her family during happier times. Kao notices her father seems distraught, she interrogates him. She realizes he is thinking about her mother. ‘Dad I don’t understand why you can’t let her go?’
Kao’s father: ‘Can you? I saw her in the news again, she must be happy, better than being with me.’
Kao:’Yes, she must be really happy.’
Khun Papit does seem cold-hearted but she still misses her kids. As Khun Papit is chatting with her friend Chalem at her jewelry store about Khun Papit’s relationship with Khun Arak and her desire to be his wife, Khun Ying Suda walks in.
They decide to have a chat at a cafe, Kao and her reporter friends follow them to get the gossip. They start to argue, Khun Papit starts to flaunt her relationship with General Arak to Khun Ying Suda: ‘we are seen together so often that the media has completely forgotten about you.’
Khun Ying Suda:’You have gotten a lot of money from him now, you should stop messing with my husband now.’
Khun Papit:’But your husband won’t stop messing with me.’
She receives a sms message from him saying ‘MISS YOU’ in English and shows it to Khun Ying Suda.
“It means I miss you, we haven’t been apart that long and he has sent me 10 messages already. Now what about you this year how many have you gotten?’
Khun Papit turns her video option and starts to record their conversation. Khun Ying Suda starts to attack Khun Papit and warns her to stay away from her husband. Chalem breaks them up.
Kao who is listening to their conversation is shaken by the incident. That is her mother being attacked and it is her mother who is being deceitful.
As he talking to a client, Suang receives a distress call from his mother. The client who is also a close friend of the family understands and says he will come back later.
Khun Ying Suda pleads with her son. ‘I refuse, I refuse, she insulted me, I am embarrassed. Suang, handle this for me.’
Suang:’I will, I want you stop crying first. Seeing you like this makes me feel uneasy.’
Khun Ying Suda:’How will you handle this?’
Suang:’I will remove her from our lives completely.’
Khun Ying Suda:’Handle it my son, make sure she is not able to step foot in society again.’
Kao and her friends are still disturbed by the fight between Khun Ying Suda and Khun Papit. The incident made Nick’s arm hair stand. It’s scary, he said. Women are scary. Her friends want her to do the new piece on it. Kao doesn’t want to, they were there but don’t have proof. Nick takes out his phone, they do, he recorded the whole fight on his phone.
As Nick is urging Kao to take the phone, Kao is knocked by Suang is was bumped by a guy in a hurry, the phone falls to the ground. Suang apologizes and she realizes it is him, the memory card guy. As he is putting the phone back together, he plays the video clip of his mother and Khun Papit fighting.
Suang:’Don’t put this in the news.’
Kao:’What right do you have to forbid me?’
Suang:’My family is not a public figure. If you ruin my family’s reputation, I will SUE you.’
Khun Papit interrupts them. ‘I beg of you. This is just a little misunderstanding. We are a family. We can talk this out.’
Kao:’The same family? But just a moment ago, Khun Ying Suda did not accept you. I am sorry I spoke too straightforwardly.’
Khun Papit:’If you want to write about it, go ahead. Just don’t distort things. I understand that gossip about us is salary for people like you.’
She smiles at them and walks away.
Suang:’Put you put my mother’s issue in the news, I will definitely sue you.’
Oh, they just realized who Suang is, Khun Ying Suda’s son.
BEST Scene of this episode, the Lakorn talk.
Suang follows Khun Papit and orders her to stop. She ignores him, pretending not to hear him calling out her name.
Suang:’I told you to stop!’
Khun Papit nonchalantly:’Khun Suang, you came to see me to congratulate me on my new jewelry store?’
Suang:’No one is glad that a low down woman has come into their lives and caused their family to break up.’
Khun Papit:’When have I done this? I think you imagined it yourself.’
Suang:’So it is like this that is why my mother can never combat you.’
Khun Papit:’Then you should accept it, when you father has esteem for me, value me, has given me everything. Khun Suang, you should respect me as your father’s wife like people in the same family.’
Suang:’I will never accept you as a family member! Stop talking about that.’
Khun Papit:’Then tell your mother to divorce your father so that your father doesn’t have to repeat himself. It’s tiring.’
Suang:’ No way! My father would never leave my mother.’
Khun Papit:’Then tell you mother, how many times as Khun Arak asked her and me waiting like this, I really feel for you. You should thank me for being open-minded and not causing problems for you.’–oh hell na.
Suang:’If you think that way, I will follow you and cause problems for you to make society see you only as a mistress for the rest of your life.’
Khun Papit:’I don’t care about society. I only care about Mr. Arak. When his heart and body is mine, I will consider that the end.’
She spells the word ‘end’ for him.
Suang:‘This lakorn is not only written by you. Whenever it ends, it is you who will be removed from my family.’
Khun Papit taunting:‘That is fine. This lakorn we write it together, I really want to know who will stay and who will leave. But for sure, the person who is leaving, it is definitely not me.’
Beside a pillar, Kao is listening to their conversation. She can’t believe it. As she is walking home, Kao asked herself:’how can mom turned out this way? Okay, stop thinking about this. Think of work only!’
As he is driving home, Suang thinks about his conversation with Khun Papit, he is in a foul mood.
General Arak listens to the recording from Khun Papit about the fight earlier that day. Khun Papit plays innocent, like she is the victim. ‘I don’t understand why Khun Ying hates me so much as I stay in my own corner.’
General Arak:’Everyday now, I am tired of this. Khun Suda doesn’t understand.’
Khun Papit:’What do you want me to do to satisfy Khun Ying Suda, I am prepare to do everything.’
He hugs her. ‘You don’t have to do anything, I will handle everything.’
He does so, by confronting his wife.
He walks to his house and asked his son sternly for his wife.
Suang:’Since your voice is like that, she probably told you everything already.’
General Arak:’I am asking you where is your mother?’
Suang:’Why are you asking for my mother when you believe whatever that woman says already.’
General Arak: ‘I want to see your mother because I want to know if she went over to Papit’s store and yelled at her.’
Khun Ying Suda:’What did I yell at?’
General Arak:’You dare ask?’
He plays the video or audio recording.
Khun Ying Suda argues why she can’t yell at Khun Papit because that woman is trying to steal her husband.
General Arak:’She is not stealing, I went to her! Can’t you stop messing with Papit. Separate people, separate lives, can we do that?’
Suang:’No way, you insulted my mother’s dignity, you place esteem for your mistress in society, and you dare believe her.’
General Arak pointing at his son. ‘Everyday now, you are trying to act like you are my father. How dare you insult me. If you and your mother are not happy, then leave. Leave this house right now!’
His mother refuses to leave but he is leaving.
Suang is kicked out of the house by his father and he leaves. His mother pleads with him to stay. Fight the fight. I would have left.
Kao is front of Suang’s house, a massively huge manison–she understand why her mother left her father, General Arak is wealthy.
Kao moves back with her camera as the gates are opening, Suang is leaving. He sees her and gets out of his car. ‘What is so interesting about this, so meddlesome and annoying, you want news, come with me!’
He drags her into his car. They are going for a drive.
He parks on the side of the road and tells her to come out.
Suang:’Where are you just standing there? Whatever you want to ask me, ask it.’
Kao:’Are you sure, whatever I ask, will you answer it?’
Suang:’Just ask it.’
Kao:’What do you plan to do with Khun Papit?’
Suang:’This is my family’s issue.’
Kao:’Since you said that it means you consider Khun Papit a family member.’
Suang:’That woman is not involve.’
Kao:’But you said it yourself.’
Suang:’I will never accept that money hungry woman as a family member.’
Kao:’That woman, she might really love your father that is why she left her kids and family for him.’
Suang:’Now if my father was not General Arak, just a normal guy, would any woman come? Huh? She wouldn’t bother with my father like she wouldn’t bother with her ex-husband. You never know, she might be swindling my father to support her old family.’
Kao:’If that woman abandoned her family like that, I don’t think she would go back to them.’
Suang:’You can never be too sure. You listen to me well, I will expose that evil woman. Oh, since you got your answer, you can go home on your own.’
He ditches her on the side of the road. As he driving away, he wonders if she will make it home safely. He drives back to check on her. She is not there, she made it home safely to find her father drinking and looking at magazines with her mother on the cover. ‘I was thinking about your mother, if I was talented and skilled, she wouldn’t have left us.’
Kao:’Why are you thinking about her for?’
Kao’s father:’Do you think she will ever come back to us?’
Kao:’Dad, don’t talk about t things that will never happen. PLEASE!’
Kao’s father:’That’s true, who would want to live with a poor person, with no abilities, no education, with nothing.’
He goes for his bottle of alcohol, she takes it from him. ‘Stop drinking, dad.’
Kao asked about her older brother Kaew, he is not home yet. ‘The nest is cold, who would want to stay here.’
Kao:’If mom was still here, would our nest be warm, when mom is a woman who doesn’t know what enough is.’
Her dad covers his eyes and starts to weep. She consoles him.
Kaew is at club looking for a hook up. He is there with his friend Mot. He refuses to leave until he finds a girl for a one night stand. If he doesn’t find one, his prey will be Mot. She tells him cut it out. She wants to leave. ‘You are thinking all women are prey again.’
Kaew:’I am having fun, she is having fun. I don’t see who is the prey at all.’
Mot:’But the girl probably doesn’t think that way.’
Kaew:’Even my own mother I can’t trust, now about other people? I think you should leave or else you would fall as my prey.’
Kaew feels uncomfortable and leaves him.
Kaew:’Women like to think they are prey but some good guys fall prey to women also.’
Khun Ying Suda pays a visit to Khun Papit’s residence. They start to argue about the status of their relationship with General Arak–Khun Papit considers herself General Arak’s wife. They argue, it gets really tiring between these two. We learn that Khun Papit is fierce with Khun Ying Suda because Khun Ying Suda in the past organized her kidnapping and tried to have her killed. She was able to escape but made a vow to herself to never let Khun Ying Suda break her down ever again–emotionally or physically.
Her father is in better moods and brought fresh shrimp from the market to make them breakfast. He even offers to do his children’s laundry for them. Kao declines the offer, Kaew does not. He is chastised by his sister for not declining. As he goes to get his clothes, Parot, their friend comes over with lilies for Kao. She tells him thanks but she doesn’t like flowers.
She is about to leave with Parot, she bids her father goodbye and tells to look after her brother Kaew. He came home late last night, he might fall asleep again. Playfully, Kaew walks downstairs with his laundry and teases his sister: ‘stop acting like my mother.’
The word mother emotionally triggered Kao’s father, he stands emotionally still.
Kao:’I am not mom, P’Kaew.’
The mood completely turns sour.
In the drive way, Parot asked Kao why they can’t forget about their mother.’It’s been 10 years, why are you guys still mad at your mother?’
Kao:’I am not angry, I am sad that I am a child who was abandoned by her mother.’
Parot advises her if she thinks positively, it will emotionally make her not weak.
Kao:’Thank you for the support. But if I have to be strong like that, I don’t want it. The more I see mom happy when my father is struggling, it hurts me more.’
Personally, I think Khun Ying Suda is manipulating her son to get what she wants, she pleads with her son to help her get rid of Khun Papit. Maybe they should talk to her old family to take her back.
He goes to Kao’s house to talk to Kao’s dad Krirk about her mother Papit. Kao comes home to find an unrecognizable car in front of her house. She sees Suang. What is he doing there, it probably has to do with her mother. She calls her father to advise him to not say anything about their family or whatever Suang is asking about. She is reporter he is probably interested in knowing about her she explains. Suang tries to get info about Khun Papit from Kao’s dad Krirk, he tells him nothing. Then two flashy older women came by with food and Suang got all his information he needed from them. As he walking out, he sees Kao at the entrance. Sup.
She stares at him like a frighten lamb. She tries to flee, he catches her by the wrist, and her wallets fall out.
Suang:’Why have you follow me here?’
Kao:’I wasn’t following you. You are the one who is following me.’
Suang:’Don’t start with me.’
Kao:’It’s you who should not mistakenly think of himself too highly. What do you have that I want to know and society wants to see? My work deals with following stars and famous people, definitely not you.’
Suang:’Remember that well so that you don’t have to swallow your saliva when you have to come interview Suang Ariyawat.’
She walks away and he sees her wallet on the ground. He follows her to return the wallet.
Kao:’Why are you following me? You want to be famous? That is why you followed me to be interviewed. Am I right? I once told you the person I want to interview, stick to or stalk, they have to be famous.’
She looks at him up and down. ‘No matter how much I look, it’s definitely not you.’
She turns to walk away, she trips. HAHA.
‘If I am not famous why have you stumble in love with me?’
Kao: ‘Stumble in love? Termite mouth, it’s you who has stumbled to love me.’
Suang:’Me? Stumble in love with you?’
Kao:’Yea? If not, why are you following me? I should tell you before you get any hopes.’
She circles him and adds. ‘Your body and face– thin and emaciated, pale and white like a jarred lizard. Not just a boyfriend, I wouldn’t even take you as gik.’
Gik is like someone who is not yet your lover, but someone in between a friend and a lover.
He can’t believe it, he was just trying to return her wallet. Since she insulted him, he is keeping the wallet.
More confrontation between these two. Khun Ying Suda wants the best gem in the shop, Khun Papit she is wearing. If she wants it, she will gladly give it to her, but note it is a used item. Again, Khun Ying Suda demands Khun Papit to stop messing with her husband.
Arriving at work, Kao realized she lost her wallet when she is trying to pay the motorcycle taxi guy. At his office, Suang goes through Kao’s wallet and finds a picture of her as a kid with her mother Papit and her older brother Kaew. ‘Don’t tell me Kanaree, you are Papit’s child?’
Kao is chastised by her boss Ja for not getting the interview with Khun Papit. Her other assignment is not done either. Her boss Ja tells Kao to get the interview no matter what, whatever method is necessary. Her two friends sense something is wrong but Kao tells them nothing. ‘You look really distress.’
‘Just a little issue, it’s nothing, I will handle it.’
Suang thinks about his conversation with Kao a few nights ago on the side of the road, her statement that possibly Khun Papit might love his dad and abandoned her family for him resonate in his mind. By the end, he makes a phone call to find out where Khun Papit is at.