The breakup in Episode 9: Khun Chai Ronnapee
Posted on July 5, 2013
I simply cannot let this episode slip away without commentating- venting, spazzing, popping a blood vessel, whatever you want to call it- because the marathon of invoking pains to Chai Phee, and thereby me, has continued.
Gawd, it sucks so bad being Khun Chai Ronnapee. I would not want to be a gentleman, much less a Khunchai because a fancy palace to live in, a fortune awaiting at my feet, but a life decided by my grannies, does not equal a happy life or a life worth living. So as a side note to Khun Pranod, don’t be a gentleman, run away, run far away from being anyone but yourself. It sucks balls, just look at your P’Phee.
From the previous episode, Chai Phee’s status and identity was revealed, so the next best thing he could do is to try to make it right with Piangkwan. So in episode 9, we start out with a quieter moment, which is really nice and sweet as we’ve been dealt with so many blows and I’m not sure if I can handle more upper cuts, or cuts to the heart. Chai Phee apologizes to the entire family, he’s trite and beautiful (ok I’m stating the obvious) as he tries to make them understand that his deception may have started out very cruel, but it turned into a life changing event for him, he has never felt this way about any lady before, and he was afraid that if he came clean, he would lose Piangkwan entirely.
But that is a moot point now, and so all he can be is apologetic. Yet because Piangkwan declares that he is not welcome in her home, her family must stay on her side and one by one, they walk away without a word, except for Khun Pranod who excuses himself to catch his fish, not sure what to say in such an awkward situation. So day-by-day Chai Phee returns to see Piangkwan, hoping that she would forgive him, and this hurts her too (because she cries behind closed doors,) but she has a heart of steel and doesn’t give in easily.
And what Chai Phee proceeds to do next just continues to win my heart and thereby making it all the more heart wrenching. At the filming location, and as Chai Phee slips his ring onto Piangkwan’s finger, he declares in front of everyone, including Vilairumpa, that Piangkwan is the only women he will love, thus the only woman he will marry. Aw, you guuys, let’s give him a round of applause! Rumpa crumbles and Piangkwan is speechless.
But her silence still depresses him as he broods at work. Khun Pranod scored number three in class and wanted to show off to his P’Phee and decide to sneak to the airfield. But before he gets there, Piangkwan and Chai Phee gets a scare that perhaps Khun Pranod got into an accident. They have a bonding moment together, under the mutual fear and concern that something might have happened to Pranod. It turns out, Pranod made it to the airfield fine and even gets to watch the soldiers train. This gives Piangkwan the opportunity to watch Chai Phee in his most comfortable state, that he’s a mere soldier and she remembers what he had said to her earlier when he declared to everyone that he loved her: he would take care of her with his own salary and he would move out of Juthathep palace should worst comes to worst.
He’s damn well determined to see it through should his grannies stop him. And what happened next really shocked me, I didn’t think I could still be surprised, or have any more indignation left for the grannies.
Grandma Aeit decides that pushing him away is not the solution; they need Piangkwan to be the one to end this relationship. So they tell Chai Phee that they will ask for Piangkwan’s hand in marriage. What they didn’t tell him is their underhanded way of going about it.
First offensive thing was to have their maids go to Piangkwan’s home and usher her mother and auntie to meet them at a restaurant. Secondly, once the trio arrive at said restaurant, Vilairumpa is there with the two grannies. This is no marriage discussion for Piangkwan at all. Grandma Aeit shares the sacred vow that Chai Phee’s father made with Rumpa’s father, and that Chai Phee is the last one to follow through with the promise. Grandma Orn asks Piangkwan a rhetorical question of whether she wanted Chai Phee to be an ungrateful son? If she loves him, she would not make this of him. Third and final offense is when Grandma Aeit slides a packet of cash towards Piangkwan, that it’s more money than she would ever see in her lifetime.
They know how to play towards her character. They know just the right buttons to push. Being a person who upholds honor and respect above all else, Piangkwan replies that she would not allow Chai Phee to be an ingrate on her behalf- and that she has enough honor to walk away from the money. Grandma Orn has the gall to ask her how they could trust her. So Piangkwan sets up the next big, awful break up ever.
She uses Khun Art, her brother, to set up a scene for Chai Phee. Which is so poetically painful to Chai Phee. First, Chai Phee has always been threatened by Khun Art, and so this blow is the biggest kind. Chai Phee goes to her after learning from his grannies that she declined his marriage offer. In his blue, handsome uniform, Chai Phee rides a motorcycle to Piangkwan’s home. But before he could even climb the staircase, he sees them, Piangkwan and Khun Art. His beloved tells him that she could not forget Khun Art, thus she has chosen the other man.
Chai Phee is confused at first, because he put his heart on the line, his whole status on the line for her, he thought she felt the same way. The revelation settles on him though, and his facial expression says it all- I’m surprised Piangkwan doesn’t turn into a puddle of mess- because that face can turn anyone into a sobbing fool.
Which is so cruel on Piangkwan’s end. She hated the fact that he lied to her, but she uses the misunderstanding with Khun Art as a tool to lie and end things with Chai Phee. The song in this lakorn always says, “please don’t be so cruel,” and yet to push him away, must she stomp on his heart? I remember the last thing he said to her when he slipped the ring back onto her finger: she can’t stop him from loving her. But I guess, she can damn well stop him from being with her. And now it’s very clear why they keep prolonging the misunderstanding about Khun Art, they want to use it for this grand breakup, of course. Two birds with one stone, Chai Phee is hurt and now, so is Jan who overheard this developing tidbit.
I love the symbol of the motorcycle. Even when Chai Phee’s identity was revealed, he hasn’t shed that motorcycle, showcasing to us that he doesn’t care for the materialistic things anymore, doesn’t care about his fancy cars, all he cares about is being the normal Phee and loving Piangkwan. Beautiful and sad.
[On a side note, who here got all hot during Rumpa’s dream? Dang, Chai Phee knows how to play a love scene. I needed a moment after that!]
And speaking of love, where is the brotherly love? I get that Chai Phee hasn’t told them about his problems or the grand scheme of things, but if they’ve noticed that their little brother is in the worst condition he’s ever been in, and he’s completely not himself, wouldn’t you want to get to the bottom of this? They are just sitting there (and Chai Pat is reading his damn medical book) and telling Chai Phee to toughen up! If ya not gonna help, keep that useless advice to yourself! That’s like pouring salt on wound: oh buddy, just toughen up! Yeah, Chai Phee’s world is crumbling around him and he’s heartbroken, so therefore he should just toughen up? If I were them, I would be on suicide watch. Men who watch their team lose can drive off a cliff, our Chai Phee has just had his heart handed to him, he’s going to do something stupid! Like maybe, go to war or something.
Show, you are the death of me. I don’t even know what to say anymore.
Watching Chai Phee’s marathon of heartbreak (and loving the fact that he’s completely ignoring his grannies and Rumpa now) is so damn painful. But maybe I like this kind of pain, because I keep coming back for more.
Haha Fia, love this recaps. It’s exactly how i feel while watching it. So heart wrenching, and you have to love Chai Pee. He has been keeping to his ground fighting all the way for Khawn. I’m glad that the P’ek is not the typical easily fooled kinda P’ek. He does things his way and doesn’t bother by others. The breakup scene was so sad, but frankly i was kind of distracted by Pee’s looka hah, woww he looks hot in that uniform. Looking forward to the next episode, thx Fia.
Good morning, Fia! The first thing I did this morning is to check if you have made any comments on Episode 9 and voila! Here I am reading your review and you know what?…. Tears well up in my eyes again! I’m reliving Chai Phee’s pain . Oh dear,can’t wait to see Episode 10 tonight. Just hope my dear heart will stand more pain. Such agony but I’m loving it!! Thanks, Fia!
Haven’t seen this episode as yet but even when I do watch, I seem to fast forward many a times. After reading this I am wondering if I should actually watch the episode. The brothers are really annoying me and for some reason, I took the least liking to Chai Pat from the very beginning. After reading your write up I am even more annoyed by the guy. On the other hand it might be fun to watch Chai Phee telling Rumpa off and ignoring the grandmothers. I am sure that would be awesome to watch. So totally feel sorry for Chai Phee. He has 4 brothers and yet he is all alone. Where is my Chai Ruj when we need him? I am sure he will give him all the support he needs. Chai Ruj has never disappointed me as yet and I have high hopes that he would not even in the future.
Ok caved in watched Ep 9. Actually really liked it.
Chai Phee, Khun Aut and Jun keep me watching this one.
Waiting to watch this with eng subs.
Am I too greedy looking forward to a Khun Chai Ronnapee long review after this sunday? hehe (evil). Thanks and Thanks again Fia, I havent watched ep 9, I prefer reading your writing first hehehhehe
Oh, Fia, you’ve made my day. I was searching for your review after watching episode 9 but thought you couldn’t be that free or fast. However, you’ve surprised and delighted me with this. Although I couldn’t understand Thai, I could guess what was happening but your recap helped fill in many gaps.
I thank you. Always looking out foe the Juthatheps every Friday to Sunday but I will have nothing to chase next week. I hope to read more of the latest aristocrats – Furious Love from your blog.
Next week, Dao Ruang with Yaya and Por Thrissadee. I thinks it is going to be good, I hoped!
This week has been awesome… love it!! One of the best so far!! I am proud of the main leads, James Ma I didnt expect this much for him and Mint C has changed and I love her even more (her cries made me tear up too). Also love the second lead couple too. What I am disappointed are that the four brothers are helpful… it’s sad how Pee always helped him but no one should by him (until he faces death) other than that I love it!! Even thou I am a MTeam fan… I want to see Mint&James in another lakorn again maybe a modern one =)
After the breakup our Chai Pee goes to war, got injured during the battle. Piengkwan goes visited Chai Pee at the hospital everyday, hoping for miracle, that he will wake up. Once, Chai Pee woke up, he refuses to eat or taking his medicine, unless Piengkwan becomes his personal nursed.
Rumpa is getting restless to get rid of Piengkwan decided to blame Piengkwan for poison grandmother Eiad.
But bad luck for her the servent girl saw her change the medication so she was busted. She becomes crazy at the end.
At the end the promises between two families is no more. Piengkwan and Chai Pee got married.
I just finished watching the final episode. It was indeed a happy ending but lots of unexpected twists and turns. Just want to know if the storyline is the same as the original novel. The director Chatchai said in one of the interviews that he put in more characters to make the story more melodramatic. I wonder how far it has strayed from the original storyline. And what ever happened to the final kiss?? I was so waiting for Chai Phee and Kwan to kiss in the end! What a let down!! Maybe they think it’s too hot for us to handle? Come on!
I’m so into this lakorn, especially Chai Phee. He hasn’t let me down in his characterization of Khun Chai Ronnaphee right to the end. He’s a real gentleman and does what he speaks. I’m going to miss him so much so that I vow not to watch the new lakorn coming next weekend. I need to recover from the emotional pains I suffered from watching Episode 10. I cried a river. I like the way the brothers and their ladies finally tried to help Chai Phee win Kwan’s heart. So many moving scenes and Kwan really knows how to cry.
But I was disappointed with the two grannies. They didn’t give up and continued torturing Chai Phee over and over again even after he was wounded and ended up in the hospital. I thought they would cave in when he got shot and nearly died! Tough, heartless grannies, especially Ya Orn. What a hypocrite! I like episodes 8,9 and 10 the best. I haven’t cried this much for any lakorns I’ve ever seen. I think I’m a sucker for this kind of emotional rush. 😀 All in all I really enjoyed watching this lakorn and your reviews and comments simply made it so much more delightful! Thanks!
Eagerly waiting for your comments !!