And similar to that, “If You Wish Upon Me” is at an finish! It received’t be simple bidding farewell to the hospice and all of its colourful characters, however the closing episodes present a send-off so achingly candy that we couldn’t go away everybody on a extra picture-perfect notice. Without additional ado, listed below are the life classes we beloved probably the most!
Warning: spoilers for episodes 15-16 beneath.
1. You reap what you sow
Yoon Ki Chun (Nam Kyung Joo), Kang Tae Shik (Sung Dong Il), and Yoon Gyeo Re (Ji Chang Wook) uncover this in the most effective and worst of how. Last week’s episodes ended on a cliffhanger with everybody on the hospital and Gyeo Re on the danger of being crushed to loss of life. But that state of affairs is halted when Yoon Ki Chun roars on the gang chief that that is his son and to not lay a hand on him. And Gyeo Re places on a present earlier than Tae Shik and Seo Yeon Joo (Sooyoung), appearing like he’s completed with the hospice and going to depart together with his wealthy felony father as a substitute. Neither of them purchase the act and know that Gyeo Re’s about to do one thing dangerous, however he received’t pay attention.
Sure sufficient, they’re proper as a result of Gyeo Re leads his father and the now ex-gang boss (evidently Ki Chun’s the true chief, and the opposite man was simply appearing president) straight to a tormented Seok Joon (Nam Tae Hoon), who has been gearing himself as much as enact his murder-suicide for the previous 4 episodes. He spots Gyeo Re and tears up earlier than slamming on the accelerator. Gyeo Re hugs his father, attempting to make sure that Seok Joon hits and kills each of them, however a well-recognized ambulance intervenes final minute and takes the hit. A horrified Gyeo Re finds Tae Shik on the wheel, unwilling to see Gyeo Re voluntarily let himself die.
In the following ruckus whereas Ki Chun is celebrating his near-escape, the ex-gang boss reclaims his place by stabbing him. Everyone ignores Ki Chun as he bleeds out, panicking over Tae Shik as a substitute, and karma comes full circle. All the nice Gyeo Re did returns to him because the individuals who love him combat for him. And all of the evil Ki Chun unfold not solely leads to his loss of life however leaves him alone on the worst moments of his life (twice now). What goes round, comes round.
2. It’s by no means too late to heal
The crash that Tae Shik intervenes with damages each the ambulance and Seok Joon (having been within the smaller car). Ha Jun Kyung (Won Ji An) arrives on the scene distraught, sobbing that she by no means requested Seok Joon to die. All three males, Ki Chun, Tae Shik, and Seok Joon, are taken to the hospital, however solely two make it out. Ki Chun dies of his accidents, and Gyeo Re is left to cause with the items that he left behind.
It’s nearly hilarious how all of Team Genie attends his funeral, solely to shoot disgusted glances at Ki Chun and say that they’re solely right here for Gyeo Re. But Gyeo Re isn’t the one one attempting to heal. Jun Kyung arrives on the funeral and appears to lastly have made peace with herself and residing. She thanks Gyeo Re for saving her by staying by her facet and says that she will survive on her personal now. He seems so relieved and completely happy for her. When she asks what he would like their degree of contact to be, he smiles and asks her to be his little sister. And lastly, all is properly between these two. She orders him to not let go of Yeon Joo, and for the primary time in years they’re in a position to joke round with out the load of the world on their shoulders.
Jun Kyung returns to vlogging however as a boxing influencer with a particular give attention to how you can beat up terrible males. It’s fairly superior that she’s taken Yeon Joo’s lesson to coronary heart and goes to make use of her ache to assist and, hopefully, shield others.
3. Never underestimate the desire to dwell
At first it seems that the gang boss who killed Ki Chun is about to get away with the homicide in addition to his coercion of younger ladies into being cam ladies. But the ladies Seok Joon rescued have totally different plans. Jun Kyung speaks to one among them who secretly recorded movies of her abuse by the gang boss. Jun Kyung wonders how the lady had the braveness to even try one thing like that, understanding the implications. She quietly slumps when the lady tells her that it was as a result of she wished to dwell. Perhaps Jun Kyung might have gotten out of there quicker had she wished to dwell and actually fought for it (she is a pressure to be reckoned with in spite of everything). Or maybe not, life is a humorous factor in spite of everything. But there isn’t a doubt that the will to dwell makes a distinction.
4. Sometimes, therapeutic is taking accountability
Seok Joon is arrested and brought to jail for tried homicide. Jun Kyung vows to be by his facet when he comes out. He tries to push her away at first, however she isn’t having it and guarantees to make a ton of cash in order that she will afford a lawyer for him. The proven fact that the gang boss finally ends up arrested due to the opposite ladies’s proof of his abuse ought to undoubtedly assist exonerate him. Seok Joon is a superb instance of somebody who took accountability for his choices and by no means made excuses for who he was.
On the opposite hand, Ki Chun remained oblivious to the tip and tried to justify himself up till the second of his loss of life. He actually sees himself as a sufferer, somebody to be pitied, whining about how Gyeo Re left him and the way he was lonely when he by no means even went in search of his son. Gyeo Re didn’t just like the world and the way it handled him both, however he didn’t take that out on different individuals. Ki Chun not solely did that, however he took nice pleasure in hurting others as a result of he might. For somebody who clawed his method right into a prime seat within the felony meals chain, he didn’t do any good in any way. And that’s why nothing might ever have helped him. In his head, none of it’s his fault, and he was solely reacting to the world round him. He doesn’t perceive that we form the world round us as a lot because it shapes us. And now, he by no means will.
5. Sometimes, endings convey new beginnings
We’ve identified that this was going to occur for some time. Tae Shik has been getting progressively worse and that ambulance accident did him no favors. It isn’t lengthy earlier than he’s utterly wheelchair-ridden. Gyeo Re and Yeon Joo barely go away his facet to the purpose the place he has to pressure them to go on a date. And similar to that, Tae Shik turns into Team Genie’s subsequent affected person. He strikes into Room 403, an area that he and now Ki Chun have inhabited, and tells the group—minus Gyeo Re—his closing wish.
Gyeo Re is livid upon listening to that Tae Shik desires to host an early funeral. He’s utterly in denial that Tae Shik is dying. Still, he bathes him in preparation. Everyone exhibits as much as the funeral, extra a celebration of life, actually, together with Gyeo Re’s outdated buddy Jin Gu (Park Se Jun), Chi Hoon, and Jun Kyung. Yeom Soo Ja (Yang Hee Kyung) makes everybody meals, they usually head to the ocean. It’s the identical place that Gyeo Re as soon as tried to finish his life with Sonny and was stopped by Tae Shik, and he thinks again to how damaged and misplaced he was then.
Yeon Joo make Gyeo Re promise to smile, and he prepares for a flurry of goodbyes, solely it seems that this isn’t Tae Shik’s early funeral however Gyeo Re’s birthday get together! Tae Shik’s actual final wish was for Gyeo Re to have the ability to have fun his new life, and that is it! Tae Shik items Gyeo Re his watch, saying that his time stops right here and the remainder is Gyeo Re’s now. He calls Gyeo Re his son. They each tear up. And similar to that, Gyeo Re’s stopped time runs as soon as extra.
A 12 months later, Tae Shik is gone, and Gyeo Re has totally taken over his life. Tae Shik’s fortune has been used to ascertain the hospice’s personal village for dementia sufferers known as Angel Village. Naturally, Gyeo Re heads the operation. He and Yeon Joo put together to get a brand new volunteer and their jaws drop when she rolls up as a result of it’s Gyeo Re yet again.
Cameo by Lee Yoo Mi!
Yeon Joo pats Gyeo Re’s shoulder, and he sighs understanding that his work is lower out for him.
This was a reasonably nice ending to a drama that by no means diverted from its predominant message of therapeutic and rising above what the world throws at you. There had been different musings on the finish that had been fairly superior, like the truth that issues (like a long-running journal coming to an finish) even have a lifespan and deserve a wish. But all in all, this was a candy, therapeutic present, properly price coming dwelling to mid-week, and it’s all the higher understanding that we’re leaving Team Genie in a cheerful place!
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Currently Watching: “If You Wish Upon Me,” “Blind,” “Love in Contract,” and “Little Women.”
Looking Forward to: “Island,” “Chaebol’s Youngest Son,” “Queen of the Scene,” “One Dollar Lawyer,” “Black Knight,” and, in fact, Ji Sung’s subsequent drama.