Yul closes his hand over hers and strokes her hand with his thumb tenderly. Hye Joo asks if Joon Ki heard the rumor that there is a proposal circulating to remove the Prime Minister? The secretary comes in and hands Joon Ki a file which he puts in his desk and Hye Joo notices. Hye Joo yells at him for not keeping Na Young being alive just between the two of them. In Ho reveals that Da Jung wants to return her position to Na Young and there is also even worse news which is the police called him to say they are re-investigating the car accident at the request of Park Joon Ki.
The lights turns on as Joon Ki walks in holding the file from earlier. He hands her the file and tells her to read it. Hye Joo tries to explain herself but then reads the file which is the proposal to remove the Prime Minister. Hye Joo finally blurts out that Na Young is alive. Joon Ki is dumbstruck by the shocking reveal. The kids are fine and asking when haraboji will visit again. Dad only saw them a few times but misses them a lot and they remind dad of when Da Jung was a child. They are just like Da Jung when she was small, without a mother but still trying hard to be happy.
Dad tells Da Jung to treat the kids well and she promises to do that. She plans to give them a really great present soon. Yul agrees to take her out and goes to get Man Se. He asks her a final time if she must do this? Da Jung says yes, she has to see Na Young. Da Jung walks into the park and finds Na Young waiting for her. Kwon Yul sit down to have a heart-to-heart. Da Jung wants to see her for the exact opposite reason. But she knows that is wrong because if Na Young is alive then Da Jung cannot stay. Na Young is the kids mother and needs to return to her place in that family.
Da Jung tells Na Young that the kids really miss their mother. For this reason alone Na Young needs to return to her place. Da Jung leaves Na Young there to think over what she said. In Ho waits for Da Jung to come back and confirms that the talk went well. Da Jung smiles and says of course and she feels much better. Na Young sits alone on the park bench and cries as well as she thinks back to what Da Jung asked of her. In Ho asks Da Jung what she plans to do next? In Ho knows that this situation is something that Yul and the kids need to deal with.
In Ho offers to drive Da Jung home but she declines and walks off. Na Young goes back to the church shelter she is living and Joon Ki pulls up outside with Hye Joo in tow. He gets out of the car and goes to tearfully confirm that Na Young is still alive. He asks how she could be alive and not tell him. She keeps apologizing to her oppa and admitting that she was wrong.
Da Jung is buying a watch at a store for Yul and thinks back to him wishing he could stop time. Da Jung stops him and hands him the present of the watch she bought for him. Despite him saying he wants to stop time if they are to be parted, she wants his time to never stop and always continue forward. Da Jung says its a joke and then puts the watch on his wrist. Da Jung asks Yul if the truth is something that always need to be revealed?
Da Jung thinks the truth is supposed to bring happiness but what if it brings pain? Yul would still choose to know the truth. Yul also pulls up outside and walks in. Da Jung story goes like this — there was a woman whose lover died in battle and after time passed the woman fell in love again with another man, but one day the man she thought was died came back. Da Jung imagines Yul walking up to her but in truth she is walking alone through campus as does he. Yul walks into the music hall auditorium and wonders why Da Jung wants to meet him here?
Yul enters the darkened auditorium and sees a woman sitting there. Both are shocked to see the other person there. Tell me about it. Na Young speaks first and reveals she is here not to see Yul but because Da Jung wanted to see her again. She quickly runs out of the auditorium past a dazed Yul who says nothing. Joon Ki sits in his office brooding as his entire axis has just been rearranged with Na Young being alive. Joon Ki says it must be halted for now and runs out to stop it.
She says goodbye to Yul and picks up the ring again. The kids ask her not to stay for too long like last time. Da Jung tells the kids to be well while she is away. She asks Woo Ri to take care of his siblings and he asks her to come back soon. Da Jung leaves and the kids can sense something is off about her. Da Jung walks out of the mansion and tries not to cry.
Yul sits alone in the dark auditorium trying to process the shock of Na Young being alive. He gets a call from Woo Ri who felt like Da Jung was really weird when she left to go see her dad. He asks if Yul knew Da Jung was going to see her dad? Yul hangs up the call and runs out like a man possessed. He looks so devastated. Yul gets out and tells Da Jung to go home with him. She grew up without a mom and to hear Woo Ri wistfully hoping for his mom back was clearly something she cannot ignore. Kids are allowed to have more love from parental figures and having a real mom and a step-mom is not mutually exclusive.
This episode was actually way more moving than I expected and it was done in a way to build naturally on all the great character development laid out from the very beginning. I love how much he was showering Da Jung with attention and affection in this episode but in typical Yul ways. The flowers were sweet but it was the reason behind them that was even sweeter.
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Their relationship remains one built on give and takes, on concern for each other built on the understanding of what love means. He never fought for Na Young when he learned of her infidelity and choosing another man. I left my laptop powered on last night as as I refreshed this page, there is already a recap and I am so gonna be late for work, haha! The most heartbreaking moment for me was when the two siblings were reunited.
Was that in this episode? Da Jeong abandoning them was bad enough already, I think showing them aware of it would make her too unsympathetic and too similar to Na Young, in some ways. She is not really putting herself in his shoes, and this made it harder on him. The death of NDJ's father just suck for me. I was hoping that he would die understanding that NDJ is happy with prime minister and he is going to protect her. The elapsed time, which many dramas do, is the worse here. So she ran away, and time just goes by, then she comes back and can finally face him again, handshake Will it make sense for an upcoming president to marry his 'mistress,' the one responsible for the break up of his previous family with three children?!
PNY's actions is not public knowledge, but her position in the family is - PNY is first and still legal wife plus biological mother. I have seen a lot of comments from people disappointed with the drama and poor reviews. Yes, it could have been a lot better, but it was still enjoyable. The only thing I would like to see in the finale episode was some family time. I would have liked to see Da Jeong being real part of Kwon family, being called 'Mom' by the kids and 'Honey' by Yul it was really annoying how the were still calling each other Mr.
None of those things happened, but I was satisfied with the idea of a fresh start, not just for the mains, but for everybody. I felt bad for Da Jeong's Dad but I realized that I should have been prepared for his death from the very beginning, I really loved this funny Dad. The father-daughter moments were heartbreaking but very precious, I almost cried when Da Jeong read message from him. Da Jeong finally wrote her first book and got back with Yul, it was an happy ending, even if the sudden departure is a cliche.
I hated the cop-out lame, weak assed ending. Absolutely idiotic considering the skinship and consideration they showed each other the whole series. The shining thing I took from this drama? Kwon Yul rocks, or rather he exude sexiness. I can rewatch it just to watch him thaw and fall in love. Now that is a man. I know, a hug would have been nice.
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Or a reunion with the children, if you HAVE to have an excuse for the lack of overt skinship. I really liked this series, I just wish it actually took advantage of its OTP's awesome chemistry a bit more. I don't consider Kwon Yul as the saving grace of the show though Park Na Young is his supposedly-dead-wife after all. If only he made sure that Park Na Young was really truly dead, then this whole drama debacle of Nam Da Jung being made the other woman wouldn't happen.
Then Kwon Yul should have tried harder finding the body then To at least have that closure and finality. I apologize for asking this so late, however I had a question about something gummimochi wrote in the ep. There, she wrote this, " A bit of history: The books were shipped back in and currently stored at the National Museum of Korea, but on renewable loan. When gummimochi said that the books are on renewable loan, did she mean that France lent the books to Korea, and so Korea would have to continually ask France permission to keep the books?
Or does that mean that the books would at some point go back to France, and Korea would have to start a process again to have the books back? I have always been curious about that, and I am sorry I waited this long to ask. I thought I would do it before this drama's recap is over. Thank you to anyone who can offer some answers. I despise the writers for bringing back the dead mommy Right from the start the writer has already decided to bring her back.
She was mentioned early as missing and not dead. I'm not so disappointed that they brought her back to life.
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I just wished they settled her storyline much faster, so that we didn't have to deal with too much angst. I was hoping to see how the dynamics of this blended family would play out. I was disappointed that that the show didn't go there. I have no problem with not-dead mom being a part of their lives once more, but I was hoping in the context of Yul and Da-jung's new life. That's how it ended?
I'm sure they wanted us to think they would eventually end up being togetherbut I was hoping and crossing my fingers that they would give us a more romantic ending. It was like the balloon just burst I would have settled for the holding the hand thing at the end but maybe they could have made it more romantic I just wish they could extend it and write a better ending Thanks gummimochi for the great recaps and comments. The handshake is seriously the most impersonal thing they could do. I know she said she'd take his hand the next time, but couldn't they make it slightly romantic in some way?
Like fingers entwined, a touch added or something. Handshake ending is like saying - it has been nice working with you, have a good day. There wasn't any spark or intimation of romantic love in that exchange. They just copped out. Why start such a premise when they weren't willing to take the risks? Much too much about the dead wife. She cheated on the Prime Minister, ran off with her lover and abandon her children for 7 years..
The ending was not romantic at all.. She went away for the whole year. Couldn't they have hugged at least if they weren't going to kiss?
The ending went out with a whimper instead of a bang! I can see what the writer was going for with the handshake and a future full of possibilities but it made for a unsatisfactory ending to 17 hours of investment for me as a viewer. Na Young hijacked in the last episodes become our heroine, it was lovely to see her get the happy ending she so deserved after working so hard.
First of all, I would like to apologize to gummimochi and the other fans for the spoiler that I wrote in the recap for episode I was highly emotional at that time I have calmed down a lot since then. I agree with gummimochi's comments. I am still disappointed with the ending but have since learned to accept things I cannot change in reality at least, but in my imagination that last episode went on a different journey altogether hihihi.
I still love the drama. Up to episode 16, I was still fully on board. Everything about the character Yul. From his political journey to his family development to his loyalty to Da Jung even though she was away for so long. His character is what a hero should be like. Like what gummimochi wrote I agree fully and then some.
Love everything about him. The breakdown of the character Da Jung during the latter part of the drama. If only she stayed true to her brave self. The absence of the scene where Da Jung and the kids get to talk it out. She was part of their lives and was loved enough to be sought out by Woo Ri when he needed advice, missed by Man se and Na Ra and yet there was nothing about how they worked it out and how they felt when she left. Too much emphasis on the dead wife. Not interested at all except the part where Yul played his part as a father wonderfully in order to prepare his children to accept their mother back.
The death of the beloved father shadowed by the secret of the contract marriage. I wish he had died truly believing that the OTP was in love.
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He would have gone in peace. No, I am no longer wishing for anything more but I wish it was not a handshake, steeped in meaning though it was because of what Da Jung said about taking his hand, because try as I might, I did not feel the same chemistry between the OTP at the end.
Yeah, I guess they will start over again. This time maybe a happier ending. But seriously, I do not feel the love that was so apparent even when they themselves did not realize that they love and care for each other. I wish there was something more after the handshake. A quiet chat, asking about what they have been up to while they were apart, while holding hands since anything more than that seems like a totally unacceptable scenario for the writer, or maybe the viewers in korea sitting on a bench, looking lovingly at the person you have missed dearly when you were apart.
Love the drama, would probably watch it again sometime later for the feel good vibe of the earlier episodes, though only up to episode 16 because the ending, I will just use my imagination D somebody wrote in another thread that they wished there will be extra episodes to depict what it is like in the Presidential household after the happy ending since it was written that one drama made it for the international audience. That would be awesome fan service I tell ya. Do we need to start a petition or something?
PNY is the first and still legal wife of KY, and the biological mother of the children. I get the part about Da Jung having to leave. That's why I said I was fully on board up to episode 16 because like I mentioned before, she made the best decision at that point in time. But, when given so many advice from people who knows her love for the PM and can see how she is not being her true self, I start to wear my life jacket, ready to jump off the ship.
If she had made the unconventional decision, then it could have been a totally different take on the way dramas ends generally and how rom coms concludes specifically. I understand conservative culture, lives in one myself.
I was not expecting Da Jung to stay in the same house with the PM and his family, just to not run away, and be there for him or at least wait for him as he tries to solve the problem of the not dead wife like he asked her to. Which would have been settled nicely by a divorce since Yul already said very clearly they will never be husband and wife again. After the divorce, should there still be rumours and such, well doggone it, people will always talk no matter what you do.
So just put your family and your own happiness first. As long as you are not hurting someone you love. What frustrates me is the wasted time being apart. The break of the family unit that have been so good for each other. The children call her ajumma anyway. So just keep that status. And the ending that so sterile, for want of a better word, that the chemistry was squashed. Chemistry that was the heart of the romance in the first place. NDJ had to leave KY and his children until everything is sorted out - she can not be with them, and it is not as simple as NDJ leaving the house.
This is to satisfy cultural conventions and society's sensibilities. After that, KY and NDJ seemed to be okay now ambiguity is the choice here when they talked beside the wall but wait for it, what NDJ said isn't really shown. After that Dad finds out the truth, disapproves and dies - NDJ has to feel guilty for not having Dad's blessings that she has to leave.
Or perhaps you were thinking that korean are people from mars? I've quite a few korean friends, and, while some may have been conservative, but they are not that shallow or narrow minded people.. Ep 17 were made just recently as an extra addition for the episodes. And so the last two episodes.
Lee seunggi and yoon ah relationship were publicly known when the series were still being broadcasted. Why will Yoona's relationship even be an issue when Lee Beum Soo is actually married, and they did not have any issues with skinship. Ask them if THAT will be acceptable, and if it is possible that it will shown in a public broadcast channel. No worries - endings can bring about lots of emotions and reactions. Just wanted to be mindful for any reader who catches the comment threads later on: My wife says that if "You From the Stars" ends like this she'll fly to Korea and start killing people.
Honestly for me, I saw the ending with more symbolism, with the taking of the hand and the fresh beginning. The start of their first relationship was flawed and even though love came from it, it still was flawed. This is a fresh start, and because we already know that there is love between them, it is easy to see that only happiness will follow. But, yes, my wife was expecting at least a hug or a kiss or maybe even a flash forward to President Yul and pregnant first lady Da Jung Wow, from what I have read so far, I think a lot of the beannuts will join with your wife to form a commando.
Thanks for your humorous input At least make Yul, Da Jung, and Kwon kids snuggle together on the bed: Well,we also won't refuse a kiss or two.. Anyway,PMAI is still one of the best drama for me ;. I'm guessing his marriage to Da-jung was null and void, since they never registered it. Then, not-dead wife's alive, so his marriage to her is the legal one, which is why he had to get a divorce.
That handshake was a let down. I know what is symbolizes but I wanted more. A hug and kiss something. Anything but a handshake. It reminds me of how Faith ended. I've been waiting for this to end. It sounded good initially but now I'm not so sure. Should i watch it?! I'm not sure which is worse of a letdown - a crazy drama that gives you a WTF ending, or a good drama that fizzles out. Second half to ending Should have stick with the easy go happy otp line--fan service you know--that's all we wanted to see anyway. I love the ending of Pretty Man, Botong finishes it off with her usual funny self, a supposedly surprise romantic proposal turned into comic lol.
Yeah, even the ending of the rom com The Gentlemen's Dignity was more acceptable. After all the melo we would have really appreciated a cute proposal. I liked that the characters get to be in love again. Rubbing hand cream and what not. I was dissatisfied enough with ep 17 that I plan to completely banish it from my memory. I sat down and wrote out what I would have liked to see in the last episode, and felt relieved. I think back to the bedroom scene where he leaned in with DJ backed against the wall, and I know steamy physical chemistry for this couple is the appropriate happy ending they deserve.
So the drama wasn't perfect, but I got so many joys from the bright and intelligent DJ who refused to be stopped by the PM's cold and stiff attitude, the fizzy goodness I felt as this family healed, and all the laughter. So ep 17 didn't happen. Yul and DJ are sleeping peacefully in their bed until Man-se pounces in again to make trouble. Yul would never let go of the hand of the woman he loves, and DJ would never abandon her new family. Now, that would have been a lot better ending! I will just have to play that ending in my mind and pretend episode 17 did not happen.
In SF we still have a long way to go before the final episode is shown. Should I just skip the final episode?
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Will the series make sense or be enjoyable if I do that? What would be a good ending point? Or should I just suffer through the finale along with everyone else? There were many ways to resolve the issue rather than running away from it but the writers always choose the easy way. Nevertheless, i enjoyed most parts of this drama and can say for me it was a good drama, not bad at all I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get a big media fall-out with the wife coming back and stuff.
They had made a big point of the media earlier in the story, had several report characters, and yet that just never happened. I still really enjoyed most of the series! I wondered about that, too. I felt like all the wonderful chemistry they were building up along the whole series was totally wasted here. Because all the skinship and tension between the couple was built with a purpose, or am I wrong?? I don't understand, really. That aside, the end was more or less what I was expecting, but taking from us the good moments: The best thing this episode: Hye Joo as member of the Assembly, I'm a big fan of hers, hahaha!!
Other series have done it, why not this one? Sure, even without a kiss, there were so many ways to end in a romantic way DJ and Y were supposed to be already in love with each other, I won't complain about the handshake, but that's not the part we wanted to see. They could have shown us their happy family life some time later, or he singing for her again, or she reading some tales to Yul in bed ;P I'm sure it wouldn't have been too difficult to please most of viewers. Anyway, it was a great show in general, still love it, but sadly is not going to my all time favourites list because of this episode, haha!!
This show power is ky-dj-kids as family and couple with bodyguards,driver kim and housekeeper as their cupid not to forget hj and ih but we got none of that for the final 3 episode and that is more bigger dissapoint factor than hot kiss. My rage is melting down as lots of people already vent their anger that makes me calm bit. Well the show already ends and nothing we can do about it. It just makes me believe even more that none rom com is as perfect as it should be expected from rom com drama.
Nice to see I'm not the only one disappointed in the crap ending of what was otherwise an awesome show. I've been threatening to go to South Korea to beat the writers ever since they brought the first wife back. She didn't add anything to the story, was poorly written, and except for a brief time when her soon refused to see her, she got the fluffy bunny happy time she wanted?
Come on, if the twit had to be brought back, at least the oldest two kids should have been told the truth as to why she disappeared for seven years, and it should not have been that easy to be forgiven. I could accept Grandpa's death as the trigger to start reconciliation, but where's the consequences of her actions, like how it would affect Yul politically?
And she's the reason In Ho's brother woke up? I could accept Yul and Da Jung not being together while the legal stuff was sorted out, but she could've at least explained to the kids why she was leaving for a while. Then she'd be back and things would be done right this time. There were so many times I wished Yul would have just grabbed her and hugged her the last few episodes, just to remind her about what he said about not letting go. Yeah, lack of real kisses made me pout, but Yul being who he is, I bought he wouldn't kiss his love while still legally chained to the first wife.
I kept hoping she'd end up hit by a bus, or mistaken identity, or Da Jung's nightmare after her and Yul's first night together or something. I really really hated that character. Despite the no kiss and hug at the reunion, I still liked how the series ended. I smiled the whole time of their reunion. It is a happy ending and we all know that they will or ended up together. It takes time, don't think that those 7 years can be resolved in 7 minutes. I wasn't a fan of the ending. I thought it was weak sauce. The writers still want to do makjang through and through, but their makjang fails on the basic logic-heart level.
I don't fault the acting one bit and I did like the directing, which was understated, which is how I tend to like it. I think the writers need to think through their makjang reasoning better. My reasoning, while weak, was even better and actually utilizes current conditions in Korea. You need not preach it to the audience, but her reasoning was a bit odd in places. And the ending, the final ending felt flat to me--it's too dramaish, but then I might be viewing slice of life too much.
I liked the first half though a lot, before the makjang. I hope the writers in the future don't makjang another romcom, but either choose to write makjang with good reasoning, or work on finishing a romcom like a romcom Okay, how is it the not dead cheating ex-wife who abandoned her kids gets the best end out of everyone?
She gets her man back and her kids! Na Young completely ruined the drama. The side characters were totally shoved into the background with her introduction. Heck, even Da Jung was as a mother to the kids and Yul's wife. NY also suffered no consequences for her actions other than being sad because everyone freaking forgave her.
Seriously, why did the writer think this was a good idea? I watched this drama because it was about a lovely woman coming into the life of a broken and hurt family and what I wanted to see was them all get together and be happy at the end. Not for his not dead ex-wife to come back and take back her kids. I really don't even care about the tepid handshake at the end, but the lack of closure for Yul and Da Jung and family is unforgivable.
I can't agree enough! She got the ending she didn't deserve. And the lack of closure. I wanted the kids to choose Nam Da Jung. What about Man Se and Na Ra? A better mother than PNY could ever be. Makes me hate the fact that she went on a trip. She ended up not taking her chance to get close to the kids - only if she had stayed - I could have hoped for a true complete family ending. Now with this episode, I can only imagine a happy couple, not a complete family. I know she wasn't bound by the family and had her own life - but man, I missed the sixty minutes of fluff I had hoped for ever since the news of the extension.
Your 'lol forever' got me laughing because everything written in your comment is what mostly every viewer is feeling. Ok, while we're still discussing what started as a happy fluffy awesome drama which I still love, just isn't in my top favorites I'd like some drama recommendations! Are there any that are more like the first two thirds but maintain that, or at least don't lose their humor? Bad Family was about forging a family out of the people that were stuck with you, Sweet 18 was about becoming a real loving couple and making a happy marriage, and was light on the angst, and Capitol Scandal was a neat setting without going too heavy there's no way I can handle Gaksital or Age of Feeling.
My drama viewing is not as wide as many here, but have you seen Pasta? It is lighthearted with an awesome chemistry between the romantic leads. Not too much angst either. I felt strangely comfortable with the ending So while I would have loved a bit of romance, it wasn't too bad.
They go for supper and DJ muses they got married first before doing all the dating stuff — watching movies, saying goodbye in front of her house, he giving her flowers, etc. DJ asks what would he do if she they had to break one up day. He walks to her and holds out his hand. She takes it and he hangs on tight. Anyway, she gets caught and she tells JK his sister is alive.
Right — now everyone knows except KY and the kids. DJ meets with NY and tells her to return to her family. NY rejects her suggestion, but DJ tells her to do it for the kids since they miss her. JK reunites with NY. But he gets a little suspicious because she tells him even if they break up in the future, she will want time for him to go on. Arghhh… I hate all these farewells! ER…anyway, DJ leave the proposal ring on the table but she pauses to re-think. She leaves and KY whizzes by in his car. But thank heavens the writer decides to break the drama rulebook of missed coincidences and KY doubles back to screech to a halt in front of DJ.
KY just drags her along with him. The preview shows DJ saying she is running away because she is scared of getting married for real — but I think KY knows her better than that. The most mind-boggling moment of the episode was NY was running off…I mean…hhhmm. I shall reserve any comments.