Goblin: The Lonely and Great God Episode 16 (Final) Recap
Here we go, the last episode of this series…
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) tells Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun) that she is beautiful, his first love, and asks if she’ll be his wife. Eun Tak savors the moment, touches his face, and tells him yes, she’ll become his first and last bride. He frames her face with his hands, and kisses her forehead. They both smile the smile of two committed people in love.
Awk! Tears, already? I’m a bit tense believing that I’m going to get gutted watching this final episode.
Later that night, Eun Tak sits on the roof and tells her mother in heaven that she’s going to get married. But she’s not alone, two ghosts talk about her getting married. Eun Tak talks to them. They are thrilled she can see them again. They congratulate her on her marriage.
Two men sit in front of the grim reaper, Wang Yeo (Lee Dong Wook), who offers them the tea that will wipe their memories before they move to the next phase of existence after their recent death. One of the men complains about being at the same table as the his driver. Wang Yeo calmly states that everyone is this room is equal and drinks the same tea. The man sneers the driver’s life isn’t even worth the price of his watch. Wang Yeo reiterates everyone drinks the same tea. But the man sees himself superior. Wang Yeo fixes a steely gaze on the man and tells him that once he walks through the exit, anything he held dear on earth (power, money, status) is gone. Wang Yeo firmly tells the man the sins he committed on earth have a due bill, one he will pay once he walks through the door. The man cries. Wang Yeo told him!
Kim Shin sees Eun Tak’s friend that tried to set her up on a blind date. Irked, with his powers he snips the straps of her purse which falls to the ground and the contents spill out. Kim Shin also sticks his tongue out at her. Eun Tak’s friend does not see anything of this. Kim Shin says he shouldn’t be waiting for Eun Tak in the lobby. He runs to Eun Tak.
Kim Shin bursts into the room with Eun Tak and her coworkers and announces that he’s her boyfriend. Eun Tak spins around in her chair stunned. Kim Shin continues his pronouncement that they are engaged. He asks Eun Tak if she wants to get married this weekend. He winks at her. Eun Tak’s coworkers are stunned. Eun Tak can only smile when Kim Shin invites her to lunch. Kim Shin is adorably awkward as he tells the world “mine” in reference to Eun Tak!
Kim Shin tells Eun Tak that Duk Hwa will be joining them for lunch. She worries that she’s aged since the last time he saw her. When Duk Hwa enters he does a double take when he sees Eun Tak. Kim Shin announces that he and Eun Tak are getting married. Eun Tak and Duk Hwa stare in surprise at Kim Shin. He suggests this weekend. Eun Tak asks why he wants to get married quickly. Kim Shin says he’s tired of people trying to set her up with good looking guys. Duk Hwa quips that he’s the kind of guy people want to set Eun Tak with. He assures Eun Tak that she’s not his type. He gives her his business card. Eun Tak chuckles that he’s a team leader now. Eun Tak introduces herself. Duk Hwa asks if she’s the Eun Tak from the old letter. She quips that he still doesn’t know much. Duk Hwa asks if she will marry Kim Shin knowing what he is. Eun Tak states she’s comfortable with Kim Shin being a goblin. Kim Shin nods approvingly. Duk Hwa wonders how he’s out of touch. Kim Shin warns Eun Tak that she better not accept any blind dates. She tells him she’ll be a married woman soon and off the market. Kim Shin gets a goofy grin on his face and thinks “married woman…that’s what she said.” Kim Shin is adorable in love!
Duk Hwa tells Grandfather’s assistant (now CEO) that Kim Shin is getting married. Grandfather’s assistant/CEO is happy. Duk Hwa declares he plans to get married before Kim Shin. Grandfather’s assistant/CEO approves. Duk Hwa tells him that he has many women. Grandfather’s assistant/CEO points out the obvious; marriage cannot involve many women, only one woman. Ha! He asks Duk Hwa if there’s woman that he thinks about constantly and can’t live without. Duk Hwa is forced to admit there isn’t anyone like that in his life. He asks Grandfather’s assistant/CEO if he wants to get married. Grandfather’s assistant/CEO states he is already married to a woman he can’t life without and has three children with her. Duk Hwa wonders why he didn’t know this. Grandfather’s assistant/CEO states he didn’t tell him. Duk Hwa asks why not. Grandfather’s assistant/CEO tells Duk Hwa that he’s not interested in the state of the world or others yet. He’s been waiting for Duk Hwa to mature and asks adult questions. Duk Hwa smiles and asks him to wait a bit longer. He promises to work hard and grow up. They toast each other with their coffees.
Wonderful scene. Grandfather’s assistant/CEO is straightforward about Duk Hwa’s immaturity. Duk Hwa is sheepishly aware that he is immature. While Duk Hwa has been amusing he’s not captured me due to his immaturity (though he was intriguing when god occuppied his body). His self realization is satisfying.
Eun Tak complains to Kim Shin that he blurted out their relationship without her permission. Kim Shin is nervous as Eun Tak drives. He’s a back seat driver. Where are they going?
Eun Tak and Kim Shin try on wedding attire. Kim Shin is blown away by Eun Tak’s simple wedding dress. Eun Tak compliments Kim Shin on being handsome. He jokes that being handsome is like breathing. They both smile. They agree to have a simple and beautiful wedding. The joy in their smiles is lovely.
Gong Yoo in a tuxedeo…yummy. Go Eun looks lovely though the costume designer’s choice in her gown seemed a bit simple.
Eun Tak picks out a watch for Kim Shin’s wedding gift. She places it in his room along with a note.
Kim Shin finds the watch and reads the note “for all the paths we will walk together. With a timid and excited heart, full of questions and answers. I will love you in all our moments together. Love, your Bride.” Kim Shin smiles in pleasure.
Is this too good to be true?
At work a coworkers reads a love letter a viewer submitted. Eun Tak reads the note and perks up immediately (the note is from Sunny). She orders the letter be read on air. She runs out to find someone.
Kim Shin hears the note read on air and turns his car in a new direction.
Wang Yeo hears the note read on air. He knows who wrote those words. He grabs his coat.
Oh no, I hope they aren’t inferring Sunny would commit suicide. She doesn’t seem like the kind of woman that would do that.
Eun Tak learns that Sunny sold the apartment building last week. Sunny leaves a note for Eun Tak. “I’m leaving. Be well. In whatever you do, take a big bite. I’m glad I could be your friend for a time. Take care of my big brother. Be happy together. Good bye.” Kim Shin arrives. Eun Tak tells him that Sunny has left and she remembered everything but kept that a secret. Eun Tak feels terrible that Sunny was lonely and never shared that with her. Eun Tak asks why Sunny left. Kim Shin guesses that Sunny could not forgive Wang Yeo and decided not to see him again in this lifetime. Kim Shin says this will punish Wang Yeo more than anything else could.
I’m relived it wasn’t suicide, which was out of character for Sunny. I still don’t completely get why Sunny choose secrecy about remembering her past and recent present. If she couldn’t forgive Wang Yeo, them maybe. But Sunny just told Eun Tak to live big when she’s chosen to do the opposite. The fact that Kim Shin was not surprised by this makes me wonder if his future vision of Wang Yeo and Sunny will happen in their next lifetime.
Sunny waits at the bridge for Wang Yeo. He shows up! They stare at each other. Tears fill his eyes. Tears fill her eyes. She tells him she won’t contact him again. She tells him they won’t meet again in this lifetime. She asks if she can hug him. He pulls her to him. They hug. Awk! Tears! Sunny tells him to be well. Wang Yeo wishes her safe travels. Wang Yeo thinks “we said good bye to each other for this life. News of her only came later.”
Wang Yeo sobs in his room. Kim Shin brings Wang Yeo a tray with food. He tells him the apples are cut into rabbits. Ha! Just like Wang Yeo did! Wang Yeo tells Kim Shin that Sunny left. He offers Kim Shin the scroll with Sunny’s portrait he painted as King. Kim Shin declines the scroll saying it is Wang Yeo’s to keep. Wang Yeo is grateful. Kim Shin thanks Wang Yeo for lighting candles on the appropriate day for the last 9 years. Awk! Tears! Wang Yeo admits that he doesn’t know if those he killed in his past life are walking better paths now, but he wanted to acknowledge them and face the consequences. Kim Shin wishes someone would tells them they’ve done enough and their retribution for the past is over.
Beautiful quiet scene that exemplified the beautiful friendship, understanding, acceptance, and love that Kim Shin and Wang Yeo have for each other.
Wang Yeo meets with the female reaper. He tells her he’s going to tell her their past sins. She braces herself knowing that she poisoned Wang Yeo (under the Evil Minister’s orders) when he was King. But Wang Yeo surprises her by saying their sin was one of suicide. He says those that take their own lives become grim reapers. He muses that not knowing their past sins in the present and wanting to live is part of the punishment. He tells her he knows who she was in the past. He knows the Evil Minister directed her. He apologizes for using her to get more poison so he could end his life. He urges her to forget and live by atoning and guiding the dead. Wang Yeo hopes she can forgive herself as god would want her to. She cries.
Quiet scene that wraps up the female grim reaper plot point. I hope Wang Yeo takes his own advice and forgives himself too.
Eun Tak makes dinner for her ungrateful aunt. She asks her aunt why she is rude and mean even in death. Her aunt yells at her that if she’d had the bank books she wouldn’t have had to life on the streets and she wouldn’t be dead. Eun Tak yells her own frustration. Her aunt goes to strike her but another ghost appears and stops her. She tells Eun Tak’s aunt that she needs to come with her and stop mistreating Eun Tak. She reminds the aunt that she’s the senior in this world. She brags she can handle the mean ghosts with ease. Eun Tak’s aunt tries to pull away but cannot. Eun Tak starts to say something to the ghost but she assures her that she’s found the person she will walk her path with. She says that the aunt will be with her along the way to the grim reaper. Eun Tak asks if she’s really leaving this world. The ghost says it’s time. She wishes Eun Tak happiness with the Goblin. Before the ghost drags the aunt away Eun Tak thanks her for raising her. She hopes they meet on good terms in their next life. The aunt, true to form, scoffs that she wouldn’t want to meet her in the next life. The ghost drags the aunt away with her.
That scene that wraps up the aunt and long standing ghost friend plot point. That the aunt never repented for her dreadful treatment of Eun Tak was fitting. She was not a nice woman from start to finish. Eun Tak’s kindness was demonstrated yet again.
Eun Tak arrives at the house. Wang Yeo says he wants to talk to her. Nervous, Eun Tak asks if her name came up as dying soon. With a brief pause, Wang Yeo assures her that isn’t the case. Eun Tak is relieved. Wang Yeo asks if she’s worried. Eun Tak wonders how fate has changed. Wang Yeo agrees that things are different so her fate has changed. They smile. Eun Tak says even though she has no birthmark, no sword to extract, and no near death incidents for 9 years, that doesn’t alter that she is a “special case”. Her mother was almost killed before she was born. The man she loved was killed. She’s friends with a grim reaper. She understands humans will die when the time comes. That’s why she loves life and lives like every day is the last one. Wang Yeo agrees life is beautiful. Eun Tak asks why he wanted to see her. Wang Yeo gives her a bouquet of buck wheat flowers. He wishes her happiness in her marriage. Awk! Tears! Eun Tak thanks him.
The field of buck wheat flowers is the perfect place for them to marry. Recall that’s the first place Kim Shin took her to through a portal. In the simple ceremony, Kim Shin vows to love Eun Tak until they die. Eun Tak vows she’ll love him forever and takes him as her husband. Awk! Tears! The dress (which had a bit of sparkle at the neckline that wasn’t apparent before) in combination with the wreath in her hair and bouquet in her hands was perfect. What a beautiful moment.
Duk Hwa, Grandfather’s assistant/CEO, Wang Yeo, Eun Tak and Kim Shin have dinner together at the house. Wang Yeo shows off his powers by chilling the champagne bottles in his hands. Kim Shin shows his flair by opening the refrigerator door sitting at the table and having the desired item fly into his hand. Duk Hwa shakes his head and Grandfather’s assistant/CEO is surprised into hiccups. When Wang Yeo offers him champagne he faints. Eun Tak is irked and Duk Hwa chides Wang Yeo and Kim Shin for openly displaying their powers. Grandfather’s assistant/CEO wakes. Kim Shin and Eun Tak sing at the table.
Later in bed, Kim Shin tells Eun Tak he loves her. She closes her eyes and goes to sleep with man she loves. Awk! Tears!
Everything is wonderful at work. Eun Tak is all smiles. Kim Shin walks home with groceries and fresh flowers for Eun Tak. Kim Shin is all smiles.
Wang Yeo and his coworker receive a myraid of death cards. There’s going to be a bus accident with children. Wang Yeo comments this work feels like punishment at times. His coworker takes a phone call. Eun Tak pulls up to the bus stop and waves to Wang Yeo. He waves back. She drives on. After the phone call the coworker says that the bus accident will no longer happen. He wonders what changed their fate. Wang Yeo thinks of Eun Tak driving. Wang Yeo tells his coworker that fate changed because of a death without orders. His coworkers didn’t know those kinds of things could happen. Wang Yeo states sometimes there is sacrifice.
I’m nervous, I’m betting you are too.
Eun Tak is at a traffic light and takes a phone call (hands-free) from Kim Shin. She tells him she’s coming home. She pauses the conversation so she can turn right. Awk! Tears!
Children and their teachers start to cross the road.
The parking brake fails on a dump truck. It speeds down the hill.
The children successfully cross the road.
Eun Tak sees the dump truck. Kim Shin calls to her.
Eun Tak sees the children getting on the bus. She sees the bus is parked so the dump truck will hit it. She realizes if she puts herself between the dump truck and the bus, the children will be saved. Kim Shin calls to her, she doesn’t answer. Deliberately Eun Tak drives into the road, in front of the oncoming dump truck. Eun Tak thinks she’s crazy but she must sacrifice herself to save the children. The children and teachers see the dump truck. With tears in her eyes, Eun Tak watches the dump truck bear down on her.
The dump truck hits Eun Tak’s car.
Eun Tak’s voice intones “It had been a perfect day. I woke up in his arms. The breakfast was perfect. The radio show was perfect. All that happened so I wouldn’t be late for this moment. This was fate.”
Kim Shin knows something is terribly wrong. He calls to Eun Tak. There is no answer.
Eun Tak thinks of Kim Shin. She closes her eyes. She dies.
Wang Yeo tells his coworker that god cannot calculate the sacrifice humans will make. It’s a choice made in the moment, by that individual. He cries. His coworker now has Eun Tak’s death card. Wang Yeo says Eun Tak had a severe question for god and got a severe answer.
On the side of the road, Eun Tak watches the commotion over the accident. Wang Yeo tell her the particulars on the death card. She nods to him. She tells him she knew this would happen. She was scared while she did it.
The public sees the new report. One woman says that the woman that sacrified herself must be an angel.
At the tea room, Eun Tak comments she now knows what this place looks like. She asks Wang Yeo if people have 4 lives, which life did she just complete? Wang Yeo says it was her first life. That’s a relief. Eun Tak is pleased that she has 3 lives left.
Kim Shin arrives. Eun Tak smiles. Wang Yeo gives them privacy. We now know who the older couple from the 15th episode foretold.
Kim Shin cries. Eun Tak tells him the person left behind must continue on living. She tells him it’s okay to cry but he’ll have to laugh too. She tells him to be strong since he knows what love feels like. Kim Shin hugs her. He asks how she could do this. She apologizes. He weeps. She wants to see his face.
She tells him she had one wish he didn’t grant. She asks him to wait for her. She promises to come back to him. She asks him not to make it rain too much. Kim Shin asks how he’ll be able to live without her. She promises she’ll only be gone briefly. She promises she’ll find him. She promises she’ll have a long life in her next life. She says she’ll beg god for it.
Wang Yeo brings the tea. She asks Wang Yeo to take care of Kim Shin.
Wang Yeo offers the tea. She won’t drink it. Wang Yeo understands. Perfect choice for Eun Tak.
Eun Tak tells Kim Shin she needs to go. She promises to return quickly. He implores her to return to him. He pledges to wait, no matter how long it takes. She releases his hand. She walks to the door. She opens it. Eun Tak walks through the door to the other side. She says “let’s meet later.” She closes the door.
Kim Shin weeps. Wang Yeo cries. Kim Shin’s pain is palpable.
I’ve been crying/weeping this entire time, this was gut wrenching BUT one of the most meaningful and touching deaths I’ve seen.
Kim Shin writes Eun Tak’s epitaph “Goblin’s bride loved and was loved. Her she lies”. He cries.
At the spot they first met Kim Shin burns Eun Tak’s epitaph with the blue flame from his hand.
Wang Yeo intones that Eun Tak walked through tears. For a while, you couldn’t tell if it was day or night because it rained constantly. Eun Tak once lived in a world without her protector. Now her protector lives in the world without her as a lonely and shining god.
The lady in red says Eun Tak met her mother. She deftly deals with two crabby teenagers.
Kim Shin (wearing Eun Tak’s red scarf) walks and remembers Eun Tak. I love that Kim Shin wears Eun Tak’s scarf. I hope it comforts him like it comforted Eun Tak.
30 years later…
Wang Yeo walks to the bridge at night and stares out.
The next morning Wang Yeo’s coworker gives him his last death card. He tells him his punishment is over. Wang Yeo stares at the death card and says it’s the end of his long punishment. His coworker congratulates him. He tells him to go in peace. Wang Yeo thanks him for all he did. His coworker cries.
Wang Yeo boxes everything up. He looks at his hat and says he won’t need to dry clean it again. He finally looks at the death card. Oh no, it’s Sunny? Wang Yeo tears up and says “you said you wouldn’t contact me. I have news of you.”
He exits his bedroom in his reaper outfit for the last time. Kim Shin walks to him. Wang Yeo says this is the last time. Kim Shin tells him to be safe. Wang Yeo tells him to be well. Kim Shin tells Wang Yeo no matter where he goes he hopes he’s happy. Wang Yeo says that life was good with Kim Shin as his friend. He asks Kim Shin not let it rain. Kim Shin assures him he’s gotten good at saying goodbye. Wang Yeo tells Kim Shin to come to the tea house. He’ll break the rules one final time. Kim Shin stares at him.
Sunny enters the tea house. She smiles and tells Wang Yeo he is still good looking. Wang Yeo says she promised not to contact him. She smiles and says she forgot he was a grim reaper. He says he’s missed her. She says she knows. He puts the jade ring on her finger. Awk! Tears! He tells her he wanted to put that on her finger properly just once. She tells him she missed him. He says he knows. He tells her she’s the last soul he is guiding to the other side. She asks what happens next. What happens to them? Do they get a happy ending? Wang Yeo says this is her third life. Excellent, one more to go. She asks what life he’s on. He says he doesn’t know. She realizes this could be their last moment together.
He tells her Kim Shin is outside. She smiles glad to see his face before she leaves. Kim Shin says he can see her because he has a good friend in Wang Yeo. Sunny tells Kim Shin she’s sorry to be the one to leave first. She wishes him good health. She says they should meet again. He tells his ugly sister to be well.
Wang Yeo stands and takes her hand. She stands and lets him guide her to the door to the other side. Wang Yeo opens the door. They both step through. Kim Shin watches them go. Awk! Tears!
Kim Shin walks in the buck wheat field. He thinks his sister, his friend and his bride have left. Now he’s here alone.
A man shares a sandwich with Kim Shin. He tells him to be strong. Kim Shin looks at the man and thinks just when he was distancing himself from the world, he met someone that pushed him towards the world. The man stands to leave. Kim Shin tells the man to go the opposite direction because there is a person that will need his help. He tells the man it’s payment for the sandwich.
The man comes across Grandfather’s assistant/CEO who is staring at his car engine which isn’t functioning. The man offers to look and fix it. He comments that if the insurance company had been called he wouldn’t need him. Grandfather’s assistant/CEO shoots a look at his driver who says he’ll call the insurance company. Grandfather’s assistant/CEO declares they were meant to meet.
Kim Shin looks around the draped and empty house.
He walks and sees two people shooting on a kdama or commercial set. It’s Wang Yeo and Sunny!! He smiles. He remembers lighting the lantern with Wang Yeo’s and Sunny’s names and thinking of them in a life far away. He hoped they’d meet again in a future life and be happy together. Kim Shin looks to heaven and smiles.
Wang Yeo handcuffs Sunny to show her how a criminal is arrested. She’s not impressed with the handcuffs. She scoffs she wanted to know how to do it not have it done to her. Wang Yeo says she looks like a criminal. She asks if she was a criminal that stole his heart. Ha! Wang Yeo says she looks like a gambling madam. Sunny says she’s undercover and that is what she is. Frustrated she calls to the director and asks who this man is. The director says that the man is the consulting detective from the violent crimes unit. Wang Yeo introduces himself as Detective Lee Hyuk. She likes his name.
They end up at a motel that just happens to only have one room. They agree to take the room. Sunny gives the key to Wang Yeo who is pretending to be her stylist. LOL when a couple comes in asking for a room and the front desk woman says there’s only one more room. Sunny tells Wang Yeo to ignore that. Wang Yeo takes her hand and says he heard nothing. Ha!
In a coffee shop Sunny asks Wang Yeo when he will say they are dating, seeing each other, and that likes her. Ah, Kim Shin’s future vision! Wang Yeo asks why he has to say it first. Sunny declares it was annoying that she liked him first. Wang Yeo asks how she knows she liked him first. She declares everyone says so. Wang Yeo says he liked her first. She smiles. She asks for his hand. She puts a bracelet on him. She tells him to think of it as a handcuff because he stole her heart. She points to the lion charm and says he’s nickname at work is the grim reaper. He hold up his wrist and asks if she’s bribing him. She hold up her wrist with the identical bracelet and tells him to arrest her. They smile. He kisses her. Sunny declares this is their first official day together. They kiss again.
Terrific wrap up for this couple. Wang Yeo was perfectly stone faced but with a twinkle. Sunny was forthright, pretty and unabashed about liking him. I loved the bracelet. Wang Yeo’s work nickname, the grim reaper, was perfect. Wang Yeo’s hair was an improvement. Their happiness being together was wonderful to see. They deserve it.
You know there’s only one more loose end to tie up…
Kim Shin heads out for a walk. His man tells him that many students from Korea on a field trip have arrived, so it’s hectic.
Kim Shin goes to the headstones at the lookout in Quebec.
A female student walks behind the headstones. She’s holding a dandelion. The florets blow off. Yes folks, we’ve come full circle. It’s a young Eun Tak! She stares at Kim Shin reading in front of the headstones. She smiles and says “I found him”.
She recalls walking with Kim Shin the question which lasts longer sadness or love. Recurring question in this series. She says (again) “a sad love”.
Kim Shin hears her. He turns. He stands.
She walks to him. With tears in her eyes she asks if he knows who she is.
Kim Shin says she’s the first and last Goblin’s bride.
He smiles. The tears are brimming in his eyes. She smiles. The tears are brimming in her eyes.
The camera pulls away for one last look at Quebec, the city I’ll forever associate with this beautiful couple. Thank you Writer Kim. This was your best work to date.
Perfect final episode. Writer Kim Eun Sook gave us the best ending to this story. I loved the world she created. I loved the rules she followed. I know she had a game plan for this series. She did not make this series up on the fly. She crafted this series. All my questions were answered. I am completely satisfied. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that way after a final episode.
This series was one of the finest I’ve seen. The writing was superb. The acting was superb. The production was superb. The costumes were superb. Any faults I would identify seem like quibbles now that I’ve experienced the complete series.
Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) loved, lost and got a second chance with Eun Tak. I am assuming Kim Shin is mortal. I assume he will die with Eun Tak after a long and happy life together. Kim Shin was a wonderful character. He was strong but he was vulnerable. He was confident but he was unsure. Gong Yoo’s performance was perfection.
Ji Eun Tak (Kim Go Eun) sacrificed herself revealing again that she is a fine caring individual. That satisfied my desire for Eun Tak to have a shining moment. Did that death scene rip me up? Yes it did. But it was beautiful and meaningful. There was purpose to her death. You knew that she and Kim Shin would reunite. And they did. One last beaming smile from Eun Tak. One last loving look from Kim Shin. One last lovely vista from Quebec.
Wang Yeo (Lee Dong Wook) lead Sunny to the other side. How perfect that his penance was complete and he was able to go with Sunny to the other side. How perfect that he was able to tell Kim Shin to come to the tea house to say goodbye to his sister. I was a bit surprised that Kim Shin did not come inside to say goodbye.
Kim Shin’s vision came true. Wang Yeo and Sunny got their happy ending. I liked their future personas. I liked their chemistry. They still had “it”.
Sunny (Yoo In Na) left town but returned to go to the other side with Wang Yeo. She was able to say her goodbyes and live a separate life until it was time to begin again. I learned to like this character a great deal.
How did I do on my wish list?
* Eun Tak and Kim Shin have a happy ending. Granted – They reconnected in the next life. Eun Tak was young. She knew him. No wasted time getting to know each other. They hit the ground running with this reboot. They will have lasting happiness together.
* I want the final episode to make sense and leave me happy. Granted – Writer Kim wasn’t sloppy. She didn’t implode the final episode as many writers do. She gave me a full and complete script chock full of relevant meaningful plot points. This was not a victory lap. This episode was as important as all the others. Writer Kim gave me a happy ending.
* Wang Yeo and Sunny have a happy ending. Granted – Their happily ever after came in the next lifetime. I was fully satisfied by their ending.
I hope you enjoyed this series as much as I did. For those that read these recaps, know that I loved doing them and sharing them with you. Till we meet again. To those that commented and enriched my understanding of this show, thank you.
The 14th song of the OST is titled “Round and Round” by Heize. It’s the superb theme song of this masterful series. The video has lyrics and a provides a good overview to the series. Enjoy!