Finally the turtle got out of its cave. What a sad episode it was for me. In episode 6-7, Ronnaphee was busy rescuing our Phieng Khwan from two monsters (mom’s long time admirer and Phieng Kwan’s former film producer). Rumpa was busy putting initials (P & R) on Chai Phi’s scarf (she claimed she made it herself) and handkerchiefs expecting Phieng Khwan to see them, and she did.
Chai Phi is now ready to bring Phieng Kwan to meet with his grandmothers.
Chai Phi: I would like to consult with all of you about something.
Chai Yai: Say it, Chai Phi.
Chai Phi: I want to bring Phieng Khwan to the palace, to meet with grandmother Mom.
Chai Pat: Did you tell her already who you are?
Chai Phi: Not yet.
Chai Lek: Why didn’t you tell her yet?
Chai Phi: I was about to, but some problem came up, so I think I will tell her when I bring her to this palace.
Soi Fah: Then what will happen? How the woman will feel?
Krong Kaew: Khunchai Phi, you don’t look like you are confident when talking about Khun Phieng Khwan.
Chai Yai: That’s right. It sounds like you are afraid. What are you afraid of?
Chai Phi: For a woman who told everyone that she wouldn’t depend on anyone, she would take care of herself, and I lied to her about my status too so, of course, I’m afraid.
Chai Yai: I don’t think so, Chai Phi. I think the big problem should be grandmother Mom and grandmother On.
Chai Lek: Yes, that’s right. Grandmother Mom already arranged for your and Rumpa’s wedding, and if suddenly you bring in another woman…
Rumpa is eavesdropping.
Krong Kaew: Khun Phieng Khwan is an actress, so she’s a woman who dances and ram for a living (ten kin ram kin) to grandmother Mom’s eyes. You remember my (Kaew’s) story, don’t you?
Chai Pat: Before I got through grandmother Mom’s barrier, it was very hard for the two of us.
Chai Phi: That’s why I want to consult with you, my elder brothers.
Soi Fah: Next week is grandmother Mom’s birthday, isn’t it?
Chai Yai: Chai Pat, what’s grandmother Mom’s health conditions now?
Chai Pat: For a person with a heart problem, you can’t be sure.
Chai Yai: Then I think, let’s wait until grandmother Mom’s birthday has passed, and choose the day when we are all here, and we will help talking it out. Will that be good?
Chai Phi: If all of you help me, things should become better.
Rumpa hears them and tells her father about it. She says Pee Chai Phi will never be able to tell grandmother Mom, and will never be able to tell Phieng Khwan the truth. Her father asks what’s she going to do. She says it’s such a very important plan, Pee Chai Phi will definitely have to break up with Phieng Khwan this time.
Rumpa comes up with a plan. Phieng Kwan comes to Juthathep Palace, she’s hired to perform a traditional dance on grandmother Mom’s birthday. Chai Phi doesn’t know about it.
Khunchai Thewapun announces that the performance is a gift to grandmother Mom on her birthday from him and Rumpa. As soon as Phieng Khwan comes on the stage, Chai Pat calls out her name so Chai Yai and Chai Lek know that she’s the woman Chai Phi loves. Grandmother On tells Mom Eiet that she’s the one Chai Phi is infatuated with at the moment.
Phieng Khwan starts her performance with a big smile on her face then she sees Chai Phi. She keeps her smiling face in tact with tears in her eyes. When she finishes the performance, Khunchai Thewapun tells her to receive a gift from Mom Eiet. Mom Eiet says thank you to her.
Then Phieng Khwan gets a gift from grandmother On, Khunchai Tharathorn, Khunchai Phuttipat and Khun Krong Kaew, Khunchai Ratchanon and Princess Soifah of Wieng Phu Kam, and Flg.Off. M.R. Ronnaphee, Khunchai Ronnaphee, the youngest one of the Juthathep and his betrothed, M.L. Wilairumpa Thewaphrom.
Khunchai Thewapun announces their names respectively.
Phieng Khwan greets Chai Phi. He kneels down and holds her. “Khwan!”
Mom Eiet calls him, “Chai Phi!”
Chai Phi gets back on his seat. He holds a gift in his hand, but is unable to give it to her.
Phieng Khwan says, “If Khunchai doesn’t have anything to give me, (she pulls the necklace with his matching ring out of her neck) then please accept this.” She hands it to him.
He doesn’t take it so she puts it on the floor and leaves. Chai Phi picks up the necklace and goes after her, “Khwan! Khwan!”
Mom Eiet stops grandmother On from going after Chai Phi. Chai Yai signals Chai Lai to continue with the show.
Hands down. This is the saddest scene of all Juthathep series. However, what a great way to introduce Phieng Khwan to all of them at once, and with a huge impact on the storyline too. Poor Chai Phi, he didn’t have time to prepare for it at all, and Rumpa was such a clever girl.
Khwan changes her dress and comes out.
Chai Phi: Wait, Khwan! Listen to me first.
Khwan: Momratchawong Ronnaphee Juthathep, nice to meet you.
Chai Phi: Khwan!
She pushes his hand away.
Khwan: Thank you for everything. Since I was born, I’ve never felt being this low (status) like today, a beautiful palace and a high-status Khunchai Ronnaphee.
Chai Phi: I tried to tell you many times but…..
Khwan: It’s all right. You don’t have to say anything, I understand it. I’m just a toy. When you see a living toy with feelings, it’s more fun for you. Did you forget that I had a heart too and I was not anyone’s toy?
Chai Phi: It’s not like that, Khwan. It all began with Pim Pun telling me to tell you to break up with Yodyot. That’s my only duty, but after that, it was all about us. Only about us, Khwan!
Khwan: You thought I fooled Khun Yodyot, and that I loved to fool men, that’s why you didn’t tell me your real status, I can understand that. What about after that? The time we were together, was it your acting all along?
Chai Phi: The good time that we were together, means so much to me. It’s the precious time, the most precious time in my life. I wanted to tell you the truth but I wasn’t brave enough. I was afraid of everything. It’s the first time I lost confident in myself. I was afraid, afraid of losing you.
Khwan: I don’t know that, all I know is, you didn’t tell me the truth, so that one day if you feel bored, you will disappear. How many women you did this to?
Chai Phi: No, Khwan! I’m not like that.
Grandmother On: He is like that. I know him well, I’m his grandmother. If you don’t believe me, look at the newspaper, any issue. Khunchai Ronnaphee and high-society ladies in the whole capital, was on the news almost everyday.
Chai Phi: Grandmother On!
Grandmother On: I sympathize with you. Don’t cry. Women like us become a victim of a playboy. I will tell the driver to drop you and your friend.
Khwan: That’s all right, a ram (traditional dance) girl like me deserves to exit from the palace’s back door only. Inside (the place) is a society of Deva(s) and angels, a person like me shouldn’t even be walking on the same ground with them. (To Chai Phi) From now on, we don’t have to see each other again. (She greets them good-bye) Thank you, madam, for this event. Krap sawasdee.
Khwan leaves. Chai Phi wants to go after her but grandmother On stops him.
Yodyot and his girl want to talk to Chai Phi but he says he doesn’t want to talk with anyone, and wants to be alone.
Yodyot tells Pim Pun that, from the way Chai Phi and Phieng Khwan looked at each other, it looks like they love each other for real. He says Phieng Kwan, actually, behaves well and doesn’t want to catch a man for a husband like what everyone is thinking, and what if Phi and Phieng Khwan really love each other. She counters that his betrothed is Wilairumpa, their friend. Yodyot says, “But Ai Phi doesn’t love Khun Rumpa, and we, are Ai Phi’s friends too.”
Mom Eiet asks if it was On’s plan. On says she knew about it this morning when Chai Lai brought her to look at Phieng Khwan. Khunchai Thewapun says it was his plan, Wilairumpa is too innocent for this kind of thing. Mom Eiet thanks everybody for arranging her birthday event.
In the five lions’ war room.
Chai Yai: Khunchai Thewapun and his daughter arranged that performance for sure, it’s not a coincidence.
Chai Lek: Smiling proudly, it must be them for sure.
Chai Pat: I shouldn’t have conspired with Chai Phi to lie to Phieng Khwan.
Krong Kaew: She looked so pitiful. I think I can understand her.
Maprang: Pee Chai Phi too. I’ve never seen him being this sad.
Soifah: Are we going to just stay still like this?
Chai Yai: We should calm down. This is a big matter, we definitely won’t stay still, but we all have scars (guilts) on our backs for not getting married with the Thewaphrom girls. Therefore, if we’re going to do something, we must calm down.
Aut learns that truth about Chai Phi from Jan. When Jan says Khwan thinks of Chai Phi as her close friend, Aut corrects her that it’s not that, Khwan likes him.
I felt really sad by the end of the episode and didn’t know who should be blamed. Mostly, the guilt lies on Chai Phi for not telling her sooner, and Rumpa for sticking on Chai Phi like an elephant glue. We have yet to see Mom Eiet’s reaction to all these. It’s a torture every time listening to grandmother On’s sarcastic remarks. Watching this week episodes, I slept along the way, not sure why the director made such a slow-paced series. I’m not sure I’m looking forward to next episodes, Chai Phi and Khwan will end up crying, that’s for sure. I won’t know how many episodes this series has for sure until the premiere date of the upcoming series is announced.