A lot of my questions were answered in these next two episodes, which is nice, seeing as how the final two episodes have just aired. However, I do have to wonder, will my last few lingering questions be answered before the end and if they are, will I even like the answers?
I guess whether or not I like the answers is irrelevant because it’s not like my feelings will change anything anyway. I just hope I don’t end up walking away from this drama disappointed, especially now that I’ve finally found a reason to like it! Yes, I admit, after these last two episodes, I’ve finally come to the conclusion that this drama is actually rather enjoyable. I’m just sad it took 14 episodes for me to feel that way.
So what was it that changed my mind? I guess it was the fact Hae Joon finally figured out how to be a decent person. He finally accepted the fact he wasn’t sent back to the land of the living to satisfy his selfish need to be near his family. He finally accepted the fact his wife, daughter and father would eventually make peace with his death and move on with life. He finally accepted the fact there may be another man out there who is better suited to be with Da Hye. He finally accepted the fact that the time for him to say goodbye to his family and move on had come and there was nothing he could do to change that. In short, he finally realized his time on Earth had come to an end and the only thing he could do was leave his family a little better off than they were and say his final farewells.
I found it sad that the only way Hae Joon could accept his reality was after he saw just how much suffering he put his family through. Why did it take his death to make him realize just how crappy of a husband and father he had been? What really happened in his life that he lost sight of what was important? What made him decide putting his job before his family was the right thing to do? I only ask because he wasn’t always that way. At least that’s what these two episodes really emphasized for us. This whole mystery surrounding the identity of Han Na’s father was all built up so that we could see just how good of a guy Young Soo had been in life. After all, he took in a woman who was pregnant with another man’s son and raised that baby as if she were his own. Apparently that’s about as close to sainthood as you can get, so what made a man with such a good heart turn into the jerk Young Soo was in the days leading up to his death? What really happened to him? Was it the stress of life that got to him or was is something else? Is this really even the question I should be asking? Maybe not but I can’t help but wonder what went wrong in Young Soo’s life and has Hae Joon really found a way to make amends? Will we ever get to find out or did that hit-and-run at the end spell certain doom for Hae Joon?
As Hae Joon/Young Soo’s story seems to be drawing fairly peacefully to a close (minus that crazy ending), Hong Nan’s story heats up, which adds quite a bit of excitement to a story that would otherwise be winding down. I have to admit, I didn’t see that weasel of a snake, Suk Chul, making so much trouble but he’s certainly become quiet a prominent figure in these last few episodes. And here I thought he was just a snippy little guard dog… Turns out he’s actually an incredibly detestable person, killing off the Big Boss, kidnapping Hong Nan, making trouble for Jae Kook, trying to kill Hae Joon, his list of his crimes keeps growing which really makes me hope he gets his hiney handed to him by Seung Jae before the end.
Speaking of Seung Jae… Oh my cheese! This boy is hands-down my favorite character. I can’t help myself. He’s just so darn cute! The way he keeps trying to convince himself his feelings for Hong Nan stem from nothing more than respect for Gi Tak makes me giggle and the way he always comes to Hong Nan’s rescue melts my heart. He’s the perfect quiet hero and I just adore him so much! I wish I didn’t though, seeing as how his heart is about to be broken which, in turn, means my heart’s about to be broken. Poor puppy! He’s going to be so sad when Hong Nan leaves for good. I wish there were some sort of consolation offered to him but what on earth would it be? It’s not like he’s just going to suddenly fall for someone else when he can’t even admit he’s fallen for Hong Nan. My only hope is that maybe, in time, he might come to love the real Hong Nan aka Da Hye. I know it’s probably a long shot to even imagine that but this is Dramaland and that means anything’s possible. I just think that if the writers put so much effort in to connecting Young Soo and Gi Tak’s story, they might continue with that to give all those left behind a little happier ending. I mean what could be happier than a family without a husband and father to take in a lost young man who’s never know the joys of having a family who loves him? Even if Da Hye and Seung Jae never became a couple, I hope they, along with Yi Yeon and her son, can all be good friends for life. I can just see the family gatherings at Gi Tak’s restaurant now… *happy sigh*
I know there’s more I could talk about but it seems kind of silly when the last two episodes are calling my name so I’m gonna wrap things up here. Of course, before I go I have to ask what you thought of these two episodes? Did you find yourself bawling your eyes out during the Han Na/Hae Joon ferris wheel scene or was that just me? What did you think of Seung Jae’s rescue of Hong Nan from the gang of thugs? Was I the only one cheering for Da Hye when she told Hae Joon that no matter how much she might like him, he will never take the place of her husband? (I really hope that means she’s not going to depend on any man for quite a while… At least until she realizes she’s fallen for Seung Jae… Okay, okay, I’ll stop.) How did you feel once you found out who was behind those mysterious fortune cookie messages? You know I always love hearing from you so be sure to let me know what you’re thinking in the comments below!
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