Here’s the last installment of the long-overdue recaps/summary of “That Fool” episode 16. A bit reluctant in doing the last part since after this I’d have to close the book of Hwang Jung Min’s awesomeness. Well, the ending is pretty predictable from the beginning, especially from the news article they’ve released about not being like any other Kdramas with angst and agony. I love the ending, simply put. It’s the perfect scenario for Dong Baek and Ji Su’s “and they live happily ever after” fairy-tale ending :)
Thank you everyone for watching this with me and making it more enjoyable ^^ I’m hoping to see if there are other dramas as intriguing as this one. If I’m intrigued, I’ll be talking about it more though these days my time is tight.
Episode 16 part 3 of 3
In the morning, Dong Baek and the Swallows are summoned for a meeting at the Director’s office. They’re discussing about Dong Baek’s future at the post office while the divorce issue is still going on. His manager complains, “What does it have anything to do with the divorce? Isn’t an employee allowed to get a divorce?! Why are they making such a big deal out of this?!” But the Director explains that because Dong Baek has been the ‘advertising image’ for their office, the Board are pretty strict about it.
Meanwhile, this is the day of Ji Su’s press conference.
The camera shifts to everyone’s location:
Min Ji and Seung Eun at home, watching TV, and Kang Mo is at work,
With gloomy face, he turns on his TV to watch the press conf. While Dong Baek is at work, organizing all his stuffs as he’s being ’suspended’ (more like ‘fired’), his boss – the manager and director are also getting ready to watch Ji Su on TV.
At the venue, all the reporters are ready to hear what Ji Su had to say about her divorce. But when she steps up on the podium/stage, she tells them, “Before I begin, there’s someone you’d want to hear from first.”
Then Gyeong Ae appears, nervously while holding some kind of folder. She says her greetings and introduces herself, “Hello, I’m Gyeong Ae, former employee from the post office.” Then she continues on to explain that there’s nothing between her and Gu Dong Baek. They both had never committed an adultery, and she asks for everyone’s forgiveness. Bottomline, she had a change of heart and committed her sins. Wooohooo!
Who can guess why Gyeong Ae had a change of heart? Who knows!
It could be because she got caught by Ji Su that night when she mentioned about Canada, or maybe because she really felt guilty. It wasn’t really clear after all, but I guess the end result is that Gyeong Ae clears up Dong Baek’s name once and for all. Yay, Gyeong Ae isn’t that evil after all :P
Meanwhile, everyone else is shocked, including Kang Mo (ha~!) and of course, Min Ji and Seung Eun at home. While at work…
Dong Baek who was watching this with everyone else at the office. His face turns blue. This wasn’t the plan. She was supposed to say that they’d get a divorce.
(oh, and even Kang Mo’s father at the hospital (resting?) is shocked too. He was like, watdehell… lol~)
So he runs out of the building, gets into a taxi and off to the venue to meet Ji Su (probably to talk some sense into her? lol I doubt it. I bet he’s rushing to make sure she’s okay.) Then he rides the taxi for…eternity? lol… what a long ride from his office to Ji Su’s press conf. venue. Prolly took him 1 hr or something ;p I remember when I was watching this the first time, I was like, ‘Why the heck took him so long to arrive there? O_o Floor it, Taxi driver!” LOL
After Gyeong Ae finishes all she had to say, Ji Su picks up with an apology to everyone. Basically she mentions everything – the 6 months contract marriage, how it happened, the accident, and the whole fiasco that she had to do to trick the whole nation. The reporters are appalled and shocked. But Ji Su continues on bravely saying that Dong Baek has been so faithful to her, keeping his promises to keep this a secret because of her request, and how Dong Baek refused to get paid but only asked for 9 copies of her signatures to give to his friends at work. The reporters are shocked again (lol) and one of them asks her what this press conference means. And according to her story, they still have 1 more month left to this contract marriage (until the election is over). So Ji Su explains…
“I realize I’ve been doing this all wrong (being with Kang Mo, lie to the nation and tricking them to believe about her marriage to Dong Baek), and so I want to start over and make things right. Everyday I spend with Dong Baek… is the happiest day of my life. I love him.” Then she mentions about the divorce papers that she asked Dong Baek to sign, and in front of everyone, she tears up the papers and tells them, “We’re not getting a divorce.” WOOT~~~ Min Ji rejoices at home, squealing and all happy. So cute.
One reporter asks Ji Su, “How could you still be smiling about this when you have lied to the whole nation?” Then Ji Su simply answers that she has to keep on smiling, for Dong Baek’s sake. She apologizes once again, but she’s sure about her decision. She loves Dong Baek and if someone like him is by her side, she’ll always be happy by his side. Awww…
And somewhere out there on the country side, Sang Chul is visiting his mom. He tells her that Ji Su feels guilty. Then the camera zooms out but we can tell that Sang Chul is trying to explain the whole situation to his mom.
Next scene, Dong Baek finally arrives and calls out, “Han Ji Su-ssi!”
Staring at each other, because Ji Su tells him:
Gu Dong Baek-ssi, listen to me carefully.
We are… getting married.
I’m sorry but you have no choice.
Even though you don’t like it, you have to do it.
Since things have become like this, you’re accountable for it.
Why can’t you answer me?
Don’t you like it?
Well, not that I need your answer anyway.
I already said everything at the press conference…
That is why… you HAVE TO do it.
Dong Baek: “I’ve heard this before.”
Ji Su: “Do you still remember?”
Dong Baek: *nods* “They’re the same words but it has a different feeling this time.”
Ji Su: “I didn’t get to fulfill your last wish, what am I supposed to do?”
Dong Baek: “Then… I will tell you my third wish again.”
“Ji Su-ssi… please pull my tie.”
“That’s my third wish.”
Ji Su: “You’re still using your wish on me.”
Then she steps closer towards him, pulls his tie like what she did to get their first kiss ;) and…. it’s kissy time~~~! :) No, it’s not as HOT as some people would prefer them to do (be honest with me lol), but it’s so sweet, I think that’s why I got toothache :P
So cute, I can’t seem to find a better, coherent word than this… AWWWWWWWWW.
Next scene, it’s Gyeong Ae, hosting some show… and dressing like a fairy…tale… bug? o_O princess? errr. Not sure. But seems like she’s working as a TV host for this ‘celebrity gossip’ show. This is the day of Ji Su and Dong Baek’s real wedding. According to Gyeong Ae, their wedding is a private one, but she is going since she’s invited. Meanwhile, Suk Hyun whispers to her that her new van is now ready. LOL…
And OFF WE GO, to Ji Su & Dong Baek’s wedding venue… at the park/forest park/private backyard? You can pick one ;)
Ji Su and Dong Baek is getting married and the Director presides the wedding.
As they’re saying their vows, when it’s Ji Su’s turn to say hers, she replies the question, “Bride, Han Ji Su, will you take Dong Baek, as your lawfully wedded husband to love him in sickness and in health?” (or somewhere along this line, you get the drill), Ji Su was like, “Yeeeeeeeesssssssssss!”
LOL… then everyone laughs.
And Dong Baek is beaming with super light of happiness (lol)
They’re MARRIED for real now =) and it’s so cute how they’re so happy and beaming. Dong Baek steals a kiss on Ji Su’s cheek before they go down the isle for the first time as the new married couple.
As they walk down the isle, Dong Baek carries Ji Su before they both see a surprise guess…
And they have this look on their face:
It’s Reporter Baek! ^^
He says that he won’t take pictures secretly from now on. And Ji Su happily tells him to go ahead and take as many as he wants. Up close and personal~
And the camera shifts to show just how happy their siblings are, Min Ji and Sang Chul can’t stop smiling and laughing.
Min Ji: “I don’t know how many weddings I have to attend. Hopefully this is the last one!” Keke…
This is what Sang Chul has been waiting for and he tells his mom, “Noona is very happy, Mom.” To which she replies, “Yes, I can tell by her voice.” :)
And Gyeong Ae is getting a bit of attention from her ex-coworkers from the post office.
She tells them that her van is now ready for her, so some of the coworkers want a ride. Keke… she tells them, heck no. ^_^ lolz~ I love her “Suk Hyun~!” ;)
Then when Ji Su and Dong Baek stop by their table, Sang Chul tells his mom, “Even on his wedding day, he’s still wearing the regular suit he wears everyday to work!”, but Ji Su quickly replies, “But he still looks good anyway!” Dong Baek smiles happily and replies, “You always look good on anything, Ji Su.” “Really?” “Yeah, really =)” ^_^ GOSH, STOP IT, YOU TWO! kekekeke…
And, on that corner, we see Yeon Gyeong steps closer to say ‘hello’ (in her own way) to Reporter Baek. They do look cute together, don’t they? :) Let’s just assume something is brewing between the two of them ;) Love is in the air~~~ keke… maybe Sang Chulcan help them too later on :P
She teases him. “Funny how a political reporter would want to attend a wedding like this.” Then he replies, “Don’t be too hard on me. I did cast my vote before coming here.” ;) awww~
Then it’s time to throw the bouquet. As Ji Su is getting ready to throw it, Min Ji tells her to send it her way, “I’m at your 7 o’clock, Unni!” hoping for Ji Su to throw it her way. Then Dong Baek tells her to throw when he says so.
And…. the bouquet lands on… the director’s hand! :D
He catches the bouquet and says to Yeop Sup, “Everything is going as planned.” LOL. Hint hint.
Meanwhile, somewhere, on the other side of the world, someone is packing up and ready to leave. It’s bye-bye time for Kang Mo and his belongings.
Seems like he has decided to leave the country altogether and left Ji Su a voicemail message. He also congratulates her on the wedding, and that he’ll be leaving out of the country for a while. Even though I’m not sure if I like how Kang Mo can just ‘flew’ out of the country, feeling defeated but not remorsed, I guess the point is not to see how Kang Mo needs to redeem himself for all this cowardness. He’s truly paying everything now one by one as he starts his new life. Without Ji Su, without fame nor ambition.
Back to the wedding venue… Dong Baek catches Ji Su as she turns off the voicemail. She tells him, “He congratulates us on our wedding… Kang Mo did.”
And for this, Dong Baek’s reply is so heart-warming. He doesn’t feel jealous or anything like that, but he thanks him for the congratulation. Then they overlook to the party side where everyone, their friends and family are laughing and having a great time together.
Ji Su says, “Everyone looks so happy. It’s nice to see them like that.”
Then Dong Baek remembers what his father told him before. That people can also shine brightly in the world they live in. Not just the shining stars, but also people who are happy. Then he adds more, “But to me, you’ve outshined everyone else in my world, Ji Su. Just wanna make sure you make note of that. Hee hee…” =) o.m.g~ Dong Baek… I mean, Hwang Jung Min~~~
And I love, love love, totally LOVE this caps:
how they zoom in to show their hands…
holding on to each other as one…
and as he kisses her hand softly with a smile…
’tis all ends good, folks! ^_^
Then the epilogue narrated by both Ji Su and Dong Baek says:
Ji Su: “At the beginning, I just want the 6 months to be over soon,
…not realizing that in that 6 months,
…all of us have changed.
Dong Baek: Meanwhile, looks like we all have grown up…
and the happiness that we were just looking…
Ji Su: … is now.
- THE END -