To sell or not to sell? Miracle of Love Ep 8 Recap
Posted on November 22, 2011
The premise in episode 8 surrounds Nichamon trying to stop Khun ChaiThut from selling her grandfather’s house.
As a background, Khun ChaiThut bought the house from Chote Chutiman in hopes of holding on to the house for the older man’s kin. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Trying to win over the Sornalais’ and keeping Pongthep (and his father’s) influence out of the project, Khun Chai decided to sell the house for collateral. He needed the money so Pongthep’s father can keep his fingers out of the project. He’s torn about this decision but ultimately the need to win and ruin the Sornalai triumphed.
It turns out however, that Pongthep wants to buy the house. And immediately, Khun Chai declines the offer, instead looked to another buyer who’s ruthless reputation will most likely turn every inch of the farm into condos.
But throughout this episode, Khun Chai is like a teeter totter, going back and forth between accepting and rejecting the buyer’s offer. Finally, as he agreed to sell the house, Nichamon came up with a great idea to stop him.
It was Paat’s idea actually. He told her that the only way to force his brother to listen and to not sell the house is if they can find Chote Chutiman’s kin. Little did he know that he was staring the “kin” in her face. The kin however just awkwardly darts her eyes away and asked if there was another option.
Squaring her shoulders, Nichamon sneaked her way into Khun Chai’s yard. Instead of facing him and telling ‘the vampire’ who she really is- as she has rehearsed- she decided to call him instead. Which is brilliant, if we want to continue prolonging the inevitable.
Nichamon crouches under the window as she calls him and begs him not to sell her grandfather’s house. She is on her way to Thailand and will buy the house from him, if only he can wait for her. Khun Chai is excited and suspicious to hear from her. Indeed, how did she know he was selling the house? It doesn’t matter, she has been found and he will keep the house for her.
News spread fast, Kon Ying (her grandmother) is aware and says that they no longer need to search for her then. If she’s coming to Thailand, they will meet her soon enough. Despite acting like she doesn’t care, she became angry because this particular grand daughter hasn’t thought of contacting her. Gee whiz lady, who would want to, after you high handedly rejected her? We still don’t know why she’s so angry at Nacha (Nichamon’s mom.)
Pongthep has a huge crush on Nichamon and wanted to prove her wrong. She had told him she understood why Khun Chai doesn’t want to sell the house to him. Pongthep has it easy in life and she thinks he doesn’t value it. To change her perspective, Pongthep asked Khun Chai if he can work with him on the project- not as an affiliate of his father’s business. He wanted to ‘live life with value’ since he has been irresponsible for so long. Should we believe him? Khun Chai- showing us more heart these days- does.
Nichamon is elated, mission accomplished. A lot of things are looking up for her. She learned a little something new about Khun Chai Vampire. She had always thought he had no feelings, but when Aunt Phorn assigned her to return the framed photo back to Khun Chai, and he forced her to have lunch with him, she learned that he’s a lonely person. They opened up a little more with each other and had some pretty cute moments.
Unlike our favorite duo.
Methinks Rawipaat is not a rebel like he wants everyone to think. Deep down he’s conflicted. He likes Nammon but his righteous, principled mind tells him not to pursue her. In this way, he’s so much like his brother. Either way, these past few episodes show us that Paat knows what is right and what is wrong- and he’s trying his darnest to stick to it.
As much as we like to think that Thut is their relationship blocker, I think Paat too, is his own enemy. Do recall the cute scene after he helped her with the heavy box. He drags her with his pinky to their trysting spot (the windmill) and prepares to get their wager over with. When Nammon asks him to stop seeing Panom, it was his opportunity to sever any hopes for her. Paat looks away painfully, as if preparing himself for the blow that he was about to give, “You have no right to stop me from seeing anyone. Because right now, Panom and I are more than friends. And I will never stop seeing her.” Even the words tore at him as he looks at her turned back. When she did turn around- those painful eyes did him in- he needed to leave.
So sad indeed. Poor Nammon, getting mixed messages, getting her hopes up. But no more, those final words were as clear as daylight. Finally, she deleted a picture of her and Paat from her phone.
There are a few emotions warring in my mind.
One, Panom is still scared, still selfish!
Two, Nammon (honestly) had no right to tell Paat that he can’t see Panom anymore. I must say I was shocked to hear her ask him that. I know she’s hurt and she’s sulky. And despite telling him that she’s not jealous, she has it written all over her face lol. Ha, I would love to see someone interested in Nammon, that will give Paat a run for his money! Maybe it will inspire him to end his ridiculous family feud excuses! Because really, they are mere excuses!
Three, Paat, you’re so mean! No need to be so cruel to yourself and Nammon by telling lies. Breaking her heart, making her cry- if she puts you through the ringer in the future that only serves you right!
Anyway, pass the popcorn.
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I believe that Nammon asked Paat not to meet Pranom anymore was more of a test which makes her doubt even more about how he really feels about her. Her first request was to be friends again but he says no. Then by testing him since Pranom is working under them, Pranom is consider an enemy to him too but since he is so damn stupid by saying what he said, I would not just assume but will believe that Paat and Pranom are more than just friends.
I am kind of upset at Pranom, she does try to tell Nammon but honestly Pranom didn’t really even try. If I took in someone and treated her like family and she did that to me, of course I will speculate something fishy. Nichamon should really return to Australia because she is just so damn ……….sdhiaofh ioewahfioweahf io…. lol
hahahah OMG I can’t be coherent when it comes to Pranom either! Her character irks me. I’ve never seen a n’ek as selfish as her lol. You know how in a lot of lakorns, if a n’ek pretends to be someone else, usually it’s for a good reason. This time, she’s doing it for herself. And where the heck is the real Pranom? Isn’t she concerned about her? This girl never showed up for work. What if she’s kidnapped? Killed? No one will ever know..I guess until it’s convenient for the truth to come out.
That’s a good way to look at it, Nammon testing Paat: if she’s your enemy too why can’t you stop seeing her- like what you’re doing to me?!! Unfortunately his lies only goes to confirm that they can never be. Ridiculous I tell ya. But Paat is tormented by his actions too. Let’s kiss and makeup folks- but then we won’t be needing a miracle eh?
So it seems Nichamon/Pranom is still spinning lies now. I only finished ep1 so far and I found myself asking the screen ‘why why why the need to lie??’. Can’t she just tell everyone her real identity and save us all the trouble? Like you said, the problem is she doesn’t have a good reason to pretend to be someone else.
It’s a ridiculous situation, really. Nichamon is the only one holding herself back. As soon as you move past ep1, you’ll empathize with us lol, I hope anyway =)
I keep hoping that she will come around, show some backbone, better yet do something that is not self-serving.. I shall hold my breath.
I’m all for a someone coming in to woo Nammon too! Yeah, an eye for an eye, if Paat is gonna make her jealous, she should make him jealous too! I know it’s mean, but it’ll be a lot of fun to watch! 😀
@yaso, maybe his schoolmate will turn an interest to Nammon! One can only hope to cause Paat a little discomfort, especially from the way he’s been treating Nammon. Indeed, it would be so fun to watch =)
fyi, there were two separate buyers. one was pongtep and his family, who khun chai refused to sell to despite the profit he would have made. and the other dude, who was low balling the price – that was the guy khun chai almost sold the property to. he’s also the guy who sells land to foreigners (although, i’m pretty sure foreigners can’t buy property in thailand, they can only lease, so i don’t know why they threw that in) and develop condos and such.
as to why the grandmother is angry at natcha (nichamon’s mom), it’s because natcha ran off with nichamon’s dad and brought shame to the family. that’s why the grandma told nicha that she wouldn’t forgive natcha because she ruined the family name.
as annoyed as i am with nichamon’s refusal to reveal her true identity, i do somewhat understand her motivations – other than, of course, it being the typical thai lakon plot device to prolong the story. if she reveals her true identity, then what? she’ll probably lose her job, cause she’s not pranom. if she loses her job, not only will she lose her income, she also won’t have a place to live. and it’s not like she’s raking in the dough with her job as a housekeeper/assistant, so it’s doubtful that she’ll be able to afford a plane ticket back to australia. and if she goes back to australia, then she has to worry about those people who were after her. the only family she has is her grandmother (and cousin), but then after the conversation she overheard, she thinks that her grandmother doesn’t want to have anything to do with her.
with all that said, i still think that she should just tell nammon the truth. but perhaps she just afraid that the more people know her secret, the more likely it’ll slip out. i guess without the typical thai lakorn misunderstandings, it would dramatically shorten the plot. at least we don’t have to deal with a the typical annoying nang’rai in this lakorn.
anyways, all four of the main characters are annoying me right now – nichamon (and how she’s so adamant about not revealing who she really is), nammon (she’s being childish imo), chai tat (eh – he’s been annoying since the get go), and pat (he’s sending mixed signals and he’s essentially using nichamon to make nammon mad, furthering the rift between both him and nammon and well as between nammon and nichamon).
@live, welcome to the blog and thanks for chiming in! I’ve only started paying attention to the storyline (Thut and Nichamon) recently lol, as my original focus was Paat-Nammon scenes. However, I still think it’s insubstantial to use Nichamon’s lies as a plot device and to drive the story. I tend to believe that when you’re down in the dumps and things seem to fall apart in your life (as in Nichamon’s) one can’t be too choosy: yet still, it’s hard to like a character that is so self serving. She also seems to forget that her mom asked her to apologize to grandma.. I know that she overheard her grandma, but if she doesn’t confront her for real, she may never know. Also, shouldn’t she want to at least tell her grandma that her daughter’s dead? She deserved to know at least that much. Especially knowing how much guilt her mom has felt about leaving her grandma. I guess to me they could have tightened the plot better.
It seems things are picking up speed for the storyline next week and I must say that I am excited!