Everything ends on a sweet note for the drama that started off sweet and veered off into noble idiocy in the last episode. Thankfully, the idiocy only lasted one episode and this episode is all about redemption and having Soo Ho and Bo Nui end up together, with a little bit of Bo Ra matchmaking thrown in. Who needs luck when you’ve got Bo Ra wanting her sister to end up happy?
The Episode in 10 Moments:
- Everyone’s moved on
We open with Bo Nui smiling and saying “I miss you”. The words are not to Soo Ho however (drats) but the group of older citizens that are in the class she’s teaching about IT. Over at the fishery, Soo Ho’s father complains about his Soo Ho’s mother nagging him to come over but Soo Ho’s mother replies that she just set a table just in case he comes. She then turns the complaint on Soo Ho’s father asking for updates about Soo Ho from Yeong Il and Soo Ho’s father admits to being worried about him. She tries to get him to wear the birthday hat and as he refuses, Soo Ho shows up with the present in hand (awwww. He was coming for his father’s birthday. How sweet). It’s their first birthday celebration together in twenty-one years and Soo Ho’s mother declares that they should celebrate every birthday that comes after. She says wistfully that it would have been perfect if Bo Nui had been around and then tells Soo Ho that she’s stopped going to see the horrible Shaman, decrying that how dare he call pretty Bo Nui a raccoon (good! I hope the man runs out of customers and starts declaring that he is the one with bad luck). Seol Hee on the other hand is dealing with another young boy tennis star and his mother and trying to get his mother to sign her on as his agent. The mother states that the other agencies calling on them are bigger than Seol Hee’s one man agency and the boy doesn’t believe that she was ever Gary Choi’s agent, claiming that he’d read online that she’d gotten fired by IM sports. Luckily for Seol Hee, Gun Wook shows up at that exact moment (ha! How I love the casual coincidences of Kdramas. Hahaha). Away from it all, they talk about how successful Gun Wook’s doing and how Seol Hee’s trying to make it to the top on her own even though the going’s tough. Seol Hee gets emotional when Gun Wook proudly declares that whichever athlete signs on with her will be very lucky and Gun Wook tries to change the subject when Seol Hee observes that he must be seeing someone because his phone lines are always busy at night (hahaha. That’s because he keeps chatting with Bo Ra). He mentions that they should head to Zeze for the “IF” re-release but Seol Hee doesn’t want to go because she’s no longer with IM sports and she has a talent she wants to scout.
2. ‘IF’ is successfully relaunched and Bo Ra goes to Zeze
Over at Daebak soft, Dae Hae hands over a list of game start-ups that are completely useless as far as Soo Ho’s concerned. To make matters worse, he hadn’t typed them out but had handwritten them instead, causing Soo Ho to tell him to work on taking computer classes (hahaha). Ryang Ha shows up at Daebak to inform Soo Ho that IF is finally getting re-released and at first Dae Hae makes to come along with them (why I ought to…) but he thankfully realizes his faux pax and doesn’t go along. In the car, Ryang Ha and Soo Ho get into a mild argument about Ryang Ha still claiming to be the major shareholder at Daebak Soft and Ryang Ha grins at the thought of buying all of Daebak’s shares the minute they go public (hahahaha). Over at Zeze, Yoon Bal and Dae Kwon moan about how hectic it has all been but cheer themselves up with the thought that “IF” is being re-released and Soo Ho will soon return. The minute Seung Hyun drops the news that Soo Ho is around, they run downstairs and soon everyone’s gathered around Soo Ho, welcoming him back. Dal Nim brings out the cake and Soo Ho tells everyone that they did a great job with the re-launch. Bo Nui who is unaware of all that’s going on, gets home to find a note from Bo Ra stating that she’s headed to Seoul. And she is in Seoul, because Soo Ho runs into her. She doesn’t recognize him and just asks him to help her get her wheelchair up a ramp. Soo Ho doesn’t give himself away but gives a secret smile when Bo Ra says his voice sounds familiar even though she’s certain that they’ve never met. A panicking Bo Nui receives a call from Dal Nim who tells her that Bo Ra’s at the Zeze office. Bo Ra’s mission is to see Soo Ho, stating that Bo Nui has taken special care to say nothing about the Zeze office and Soo Ho although she’s told her everything else, even down to what she’d eaten for lunch back during her multiple part time jobs. Dal Nim replies that some things hurt too much to talk about and Bo Ra sighs that that’s why she wanted to see Soo Ho to ask him exactly what happened.
3. Soo Ho catches a glimpse of Bo Nui and Gun Wook plants a seed
Gun Wook pays a visit to the Zeze office to thank them about how well the game turned out. The Zeze employees reply that he’s been a great inspiration and he gets a call from Bo Ra that has him joining her at the meeting room. Bo Ra’s wowed at the game and Gun Wook explains that Bo Nui had developed the game with Bo Ra in mind and it was because she’d explained to him that she wanted to use the game to help Bo Ra see the amazing things in life, that he agreed to be the model for the game. Whilst they’re having their conversation, Bo Nui’s arrives at the Zeze office. Soo Ho who’s been hanging around sees her and he grins, still utterly and completely besotted with her (Gah! Soo Ho looks at her like she’s his entire universe). Bo Nui though doesn’t notice and heads inside where Bo Ra uses compliments of how good the game is and how much she loves Bo Nui to diffuse Bo Nui’s anger. It works and Bo Nui smiles, although when she gets outside with Gun Wook, she growls that Bo Ra drives her nuts (girl, you drive me nuts). Gun Wook replies that he’s pretty proud that Bo Ra pulled it all on her own then grumbles about Bo Nui keeping her distance. He brings up her exile and wonders if she intends to continue to live at the center, stating that he’s sure Bo Ra’s feeling suffocated and it’s about time Bo Nui think of getting a job in Seoul. Bo Nui as she replies that she just might move someday, because nobody knows what the future would hold.
4. Dal Nim and Ryang Ha are getting married and Bo Ra’s plants yet another seed
Bo Nui meets with Dal Nim who’s relieved that Bo Nui didn’t take off again without seeing her first. Bo Nui replies that she had no intention of leaving without getting the wedding invitation. And surprise, surprise, Dal Nim hands her the invite (wait what? So you two are already engaged? Cute. But seriously though, Bo Nui, when will you return so we can see Soo Ho’s snort-smile again?). Bo Nui’s still believes that Ryang Ha’s the one who Dal Nim had a crush on for two years and when Dal Nim denies it, Bo Nui figures that it’s the person who makes her happy now that matters (exactly). Dal Nim then asks Bo Nui to be at her wedding and although Bo Nui hesitates long enough for Dal Nim to point out to her that she can’t keep running away from the thought of running into Soo Ho, she eventually agrees to be at the wedding. Over at Daebak, Soo Ho brings out the picture he’d taken of himself, Bo Nui and Bo Ra and smiles that soon Bo Ra will be walking and running all on her own. Meanwhile, Bo Ra is trying to convince Bo Nui to enter in for the Zeze call for new game ideas because she’s sure that Bo Nui who’s been brainstorming on a possible game idea will be sure to win. Bo Nui simply calls her a sweet talker and walks away. Almost immediately Bo Ra gets a call from Dal Nim who’d been the one to give her the flier. Dal Nim’s belief is that the minute Bo Nui’s free of her financial troubles, then she will be able to think of other things (smart, smart Dal Nim). Dal Nim ends the call just as Ryang Ha shows up. After a moment of cooing at each other, Dal Nim brings up her desire that Soo Ho and Bo Nui attend the wedding and be reunited there. Ryang Ha’s pleased that she’s so considerate and then they go back to cooing at each other (Gah! You two are so cute).
5. Gun Wook signs with Seol Hee and Soo Ho gets his invite
Gun Wook meets with Seol Hee who wails about her difficulty in signing an athlete (the young tennis player and his mother are still playing hardball). Gun Wook’s suggestion is that she sign him on as her first athlete, stating that he’s left IM sports. Seol Hee’s surprised to hear that, what with Gun Wook having won a Wimbledon and being at the peak of his career. Gun Wook simply replies that she isn’t with IM sports anymore and he misses her. The words have Seol Hee tearing up. Bo Nui on the other hand is cheering because she receives a phone call stating that she’s passed the first stage in the game idea selection process. Bo Ra’s thrilled and feels justified because she’s always thought that Bo Nui will win anyway. She asks what the game is about and who the model would be but Bo Nui tells her that she’ll fill her in when she writes the ending for the game. Meanwhile, Soo Ho’s angry at their investor once more expressing his dissatisfaction with the game idea and he suggests that they drop the game and cut ties with the investor. Dae Hae refuses the suggestion, stating that Soo Ho needs the money to pay his bills and pay their salary. Yeong Il agrees but Soo Ho stubbornly clings to his plan and tells Ryang Ha who also insists that there is a need for money and the particular investor is the only person who’s interested in investing in Soo Ho’s game. Soo Ho insists that he’s not going to kowtow but Ryang Ha pushes anyway, and then brings out his wedding invitation card, apologizing that he’s the one getting married first and telling Soo Ho to get him a refrigerator seeing that he’s his best friend. When Soo Ho replies that he can’t afford to do so, Ryang Ha brings it back to Soo Ho meeting the demands of the investor so he can get the money (hahaha. Ryang Ha is so persistent).
6. Getting to work and Bo Ra wants to thank Soo Ho for bringing Bo Nui to her
Soo Ho and Bo Nui get to work, individually working on their games for several days at a stretch, taking the time to only grab something to eat. When Bo Ra wakes up from a nightmare, Bo Nui holds her hand and tells her to go back to sleep, stating that there’s nothing to worry about (wow. She didn’t immediately think it’s bad luck? Bo Nui’s come a long way). Bo Ra answers that it feels good to hold Bo Nui’s hand as when she’d been in the hospital, she’d wanted Bo Nui to come and hold her hand, but Bo Nui had never come in. Instead, the nurse had told her that Bo Nui waited for her outside her hospital door. Bo Nui replies that she hadn’t wanted anything bad to happen to Bo Ra and Bo Ra asks why something bad would have happened to her. She points out that she started to get better the minute Bo Nui started talking to her and holding her hand and brings up Soo Ho whose face she can’t remember but whose voice she remembers, as well as his request that she get better so she can tell Bo Nui to allow herself to love him. She tells Bo Nui that she wants to meet Soo Ho so she can thank him for bringing Bo Nui to her. As she drifts up to sleep, she thanks Bo Nui for protecting her and for not giving up on her.
7. A miracle and a will
Bo Nui heads to the Zeze office on the day of the competition and is delighted to see Dal Nim who’s come to offer support for her presentation. She teases Bo Nui and asks her if she’s come with her rabbit mask or her salt and red beans but Bo Nui tells her that she didn’t come with anything (whoa. Girl’s come a long way). Dal Nim’s pleased and encourages Bo Nui to give her all and win so she can buy her a wedding present from the prize money. Bo Nui heads inside to do just that, unaware that Soo Ho has also appeared at Zeze. Another person who has no idea what Soo Ho’s thinking is Ryang Ha who had come to take Soo Ho to their meeting with the investor and had found the office empty of Soo Ho, and the game proposal missing. The game proposal is at the moment with Soo Ho who gets on stage after Bo Nui gets on the stage and their presentations are in perfect synergy with Soo Ho asking if the audience believe in fate whilst Bo Nui asks if they believe in miracles. Bo Nui states that her game is about a girl who is the unluckiest in the world; a girl who was given a blade as her fortune in life. And this fate meant that she brought harm to everyone she loves. The game begins when the girl receives a letter after losing everything a year prior. We then flashback to Bo Nui and Soo Ho’s goodbye after he’d pulled her into a hug and passed her a note. The note had been a letter and in the letter, he tells her that she’s his light and not a blade and had held his hand during his time of need.A s Bo Nui reads the letter, we flash back to all their interactions where Bo Nui had helped Soo Ho. He continues that she’d made him smile when he’d been embarrassed and had stayed by his side when he’d been sick. And when he’d lost everything, she’d made him feel like everything would be alright. She’s the light that had guided him out of his cave: Shim Bo Nui who’d saved the life of Je Soo Ho. He thanks her and calls her his love. Bo Nui finishes by telling those listening that the girl had then gone on a long journey to reply to the letter. On her adventure, she encounters a lot of hardships but every time that happens, she falls back on her memories of the person who’d led her into the light, who’d saved her and offered her an umbrella when she was soaking wet. He’d offered her his shoulder when she was frightened, and had smiled when his whole world collapsed. The person always embraced her with a big hug and now the same girl who was called a blade by some, is a light to others. We then pick up with Soo Ho’s game where he tells the audience that his game is about a boy trying to escape the cave he’s been hiding in. The cave is dark and he’s very lonely being in there but the outside world felt scary and dangerous and so he couldn’t go out of the cave. What the boy needs to escape the cave is light and the light had shined on the boy who couldn’t trust anything. Bo Nui then picks up that it’s come to that moment; for the girl to decide which side to trust, and Soo Ho states that the game is about the boy’s journey to escape the cave for the light. Bo Nui states that the game is about the girl traveling on her own will to become the light herself, after overcoming her unfortunate fate. She calls her game “Will” and Soo Ho calls his “Miracle”.
8. The reunion
After the presentation, Soo Ho runs to meet Bo Nui and they have a telepathic conversation. Bo Nui apologizes for taking so long, whilst Soo Ho calls her a pretty fool who’s slow (awwww. Cute). She tells him to brace himself as she’s not going to worry about anything again and will only think of herself and her happiness. Soo Ho replies that that’s the right answer. Bo Nui smiles, Soo Ho smiles and they hug each other (FINALLY!!!!!!).
9. Love is in the air
Ryang Ha enters the Zeze office, floating on cloud nine and openly flirting with Dal Nim even as the other Zeze staff members stare at them like they’ve grown extra heads (hahahaha). The lovebirds don’t notice though, so into each other that they’ve shut everyone else out. Finally unable to deal with the sappiness, Ji Hoon drags Ryang Ha out of the office (hahahaha). Over at the Daebak office, Soo Ho enters the office with his shoulders slumped and Bo Nui immediately assumes that the investor doesn’t want to go with their suggestion that “Will” and “Miracle” be launched simultaneously. But Soo Ho was just messing with her head (and ours) and delivers the good news: the investor believes the idea is ingenious and wants to invest. They both then head home, back to Bo Nui’s apartment with Bo Ra in tow. Soo Ho excuses himself so the sisters can have the time to themselves seeing that it’s Bo Ra’s return back to the house she hasn’t been to in three years. Bo Ra’s surprised that everything’s managed to stay the same and when she notices the drawing they’d put up to symbolize their parents still watching over them, she adds that now they’re five in their family and not just four (awwww. Soo Ho’s part of the family). Bo Nui joins Soo Ho up at the rooftop to thank him for everything he’s done and to promise that she’ll be good to him from that moment on. Soo Ho tries to finagle a kiss out of the effort he’d put into getting the house clean for their return. Bo Nui doesn’t bite though, although she does give a snort-smile (finally! It’s back). The three of them have dinner together where Bo Ra grumbles about Soo Ho pretending not to recognize her, whilst Soo Ho grumbles that she didn’t recognize him. When Bo Ra replies that her memory’s bad, Soo Ho suggests they learn the nine times multiplication table to boost her memory. And then, Bo Ra replies by saying the most sacrilegeous thing on the planet: she doesn’t like Maths (*gasp* The horror! How can she say such a thing to Soo Ho? Hahahaha). The two of them immediately start arguing although they stop the minute Bo Nui shows up (hahahaha). And then Bo Nui’s doorbell rings and Gun Wook and Seol Hee are on the other side, having been invited by Bo Ra. Even as Soo Ho’s grumbling at the intrusion, Ryang Ha and Dal Nim come running in to join the party (hahaha).
10. A most beautiful of endings
Soo Ho and Bo Nui decide to have a romantic picnic together. Except, thunder strikes and a torrential downpour has them soaked in mere seconds. Soo Ho sighs as he suggests they go back but Bo Nui figures that it doesn’t matter if they get soaked as long as they’re together (awwww). They laugh and play together in the rain and as they run, Bo Nui tells us that nothing has changed and they have no idea what’s in store for them and their fate will present cruel moments at times. Soo Ho continues that they’ve then decided to live in the moment and Bo Nui ends it by saying that they won’t miss what the day’s happiness will bring to them. We then cut to the truth or dare session where we see the Shaman packing up and leaving the house (bye Shaman. Don’t let the door kick you on the way out) and then we cut back to Soo Ho and Bo Nui thrilled that they decided to wait out the rain. Soo Ho states that he likes that they get rained on, and Bo Nui asks if he wants to get rained on with her sometime soon. He gives his trademark answer: Yes. Bo Nui then brings out a ring box and asks a stunned Soo Ho to marry her. She continues that she thought hard about it and realized that it has to be Soo Ho. Soo Ho’s totally delighted and stunned all at once as he screams to everyone that he’s getting married. They slip on the rings on each other’s fingers and then kiss.
Character I wanted to bitchslap:
Headache inducing moment:
This episode’s a Mimosa. It’s sweet, and delicious and celebratory. Because, Bo Nui and Soo Ho ended up together and it had nothing to do with luck or fate or that quack of a shaman telling her otherwise. Even better, the quack Shaman is out of work and that sad look he gave as he packed up had me chuckling like a maniac. So yeah, I raise a glass for happy moments and the courage of two people who took their destinies in hand (although one of them took a slight detour. Looking at you there Bo Nui) and who ended up happier and now with a willingness to dance in the rain. Bo Nui and her tiger. Soo Ho and his light. I’m so thrilled that you ended up together. And thank you for a sweet ending because now, I’m all focused on W starting next week. Whoohoo!!!!