Our story concludes just the way we like it, with fully developed characters who have blessed us with a glimpse of their lives and who we leave still living their lives and living it with passion and pride. A beautiful end to a beautiful story and for those who’re worried? Nan Hee didn’t die. Thank heavens!
dear my friends
The pain and devastation keep right on coming in and everyone tries to keep their head above water. Hee Ja’s dementia continues to worsen and everyone prepares themselves for Nan Hee’s surgery. Wan tells Yeon Ha the latest development and apologizes for not being able to come anymore. And whilst Hee Ja comes out from her dementia haze, Nan Hee’s wheeled into a surgery that has us all clenching hands and praying like hell that she makes it.
Life is fragile and it’s when a parent is just about gone that you appreciate them and realize that sometimes, we’re inherently selfish beings. Hee Ja’s finally brought home but she’s not the sweet soft-spoken Hee Ja everyone knows. Wan learns of her mother’s cancer and sets out to distracting her in the way she knows best to, even as she comes to the realization that she’s a selfish child.
Once in a while, when tragedy comes calling, it comes in pairs, in this case, Nan Hee’s diagnosis and Hee Ja’s dementia. Nan Hee hears some terrible news and one by one, Hee Ja’s friends discover what’s wrong with her. Even as they come to grips with it, Nan Hee still keeps her own sickness a secret and Hee Ja’s still dealing with a remembered pain that has her wandering out of her house at night and has seeking forgiveness.
Sometimes, we’re blindsided by news we never saw coming. Seok Gyun takes the time to reflect and realizes that he’s not been that much of a husband. Seong Jae learns of Hee Ja’s mental slip up’s even though others have no idea yet. Choong Nam proves that she’s one of the best friends ever. Young Won says goodbye to her first love whilst Nan Hee is still falling in love only to be rocked by a potentially devastating news.
Getting revenge is all well and good, especially if you’ve been mistreated and unappreciated for so long. But, seeing the object of your revenge break down can also be hard. Jung Ah goes all the way with her revenge as does Choong Nam. Wan realizes that her aunts live in their own form of reality and it’s not all roses and fairytale, and then gets truly inspired to tell their stories. Seok Gyun finally comes to the realization that he’s been treating his wife horribly but it might just be too late.
The best people not to piss off, are the quiet ones. Jung Ah gets started on her revenge and Choong Nam vows to kill her former friends. Nan Hee’s all smiles now that she has the weight off her shoulders and Wan promises Yeon Ha that she will return. Hee Ja’s falling into a pleasant companionship, although Min Ho is not in full support. And Seok Gyun is still in denial, although the reality should set in soon.
Once in a while, you need to let all the venom out before healing can commence. Wan lets all the poison out and shocks Nan Hee to the core. Seong Jae finally goes on that date and Choong Nam becomes the bigger person. Jung Ah’s still planning on leaving Seok Gyun whilst Wan runs towards Yeon Ha.
We all have to hit rockbottom before we can climb right back up again. All the secrets come tumbling out. Jung Ah makes a decision and Hee Ja gets her reaffirmation. Nan Hee learns the entire truth and Wan rips the bandaid and lays it all bare.
Sometimes, satisfaction comes with something as little as a nail. Jung Ah’s mother is buried the way she’s always wanted to be. Seok Gyun gets justice for his daughter but can’t tell her early enough. Soon Young starts her new life and Nan Hee’s world crumbles as she’s exposed to the truth.