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Age of Feeling: Finale Open Thread

Um, we have some good news and some bad news. I’ll start with the bad news because we actually only have bad news. HeadsNo2 was unfortunately in an accident yesterday, and first of all she’s okay, but second of all she’s still banged up and in lots of pain so we’re sending her tons of love and well wishes!

Apparently the first thing she did after regaining consciousness was to beg her mother to call us because she was upset about not being able to finish Age of Feeling recaps for its finale this week. We ordered her back to bed and made her promise she wouldn’t try to sneak-recap behind the doctor’s back (which she was totally going to do and got her phone taken away for). While that means we won’t be able to provide recaps for the final episodes, we know you guys will totally understand, and we kept promising Heads that nobody would be mad at her for not recapping from a hospital bed while hopped up on painkillers.

(Also, I suppose this means our prayer circle failed. Either we didn’t pray hard enough, or we didn’t pray specific enough: Can you imagine Fate hearing requests for HeadsNo2 to be relieved of her tedious-drama recapping burden and saying, “Okay, I can work with that”? We may have to start making our requests more clear, with caveats like without inflicting bodily harm this time, Fate.)

So what we’ll do is open up this post to be a Finale Open Thread, where you guys can at least have a place to discuss the last two episodes with each other.

Heads hasn’t seen the last two episodes yet, but here’s her wish list of what she hopes will happen:

Aoki and Il-hwa survive and the Dobi Gang reunites with Jung-tae in Shanghai! And then they all live happily ever after! Was I right? Was I right?

…they don’t die do they.

 

Shhh… don’t tell her, but this is what really happens, courtesy of gummimochi:

EPISODE 23

Ok-ryun drinks Jung-tae’s poisoned drink. She dies. On her engagement day. (AGAIN?)

Jung-tae tries to exact revenge against Hwangbang, but is reminded of staying alive for the Bangsamtongians.

Jae-hwa returns!

Jung-tae decides to take revenge by psychologically torturing Leader Seol several times, and ends up stealing Leader Seol’s loot.

Aoki gets out of prison and Ilgookhwe has to complete the Mori Strategy or else they die. What else is new.

 
EPISODE 24

Leader Seol’s casinos and clubs are attacked and his opium trade is exposed to the public. Jung-tae delivers the final blow to kill Baek-san.

Leader Seol is arrested and denies all crimes and faults. Jung-tae punches him and Leader Seol is killed in the streets.

Jung-tae agrees to hand over the Mori Strategy in exchange for making Bangsamtong a safety zone when war breaks out.

Jung-tae finally wears a hat!

Jung-tae fights Aoki, who’s saved by Kaya. Jung-tae and Kaya verbally agree to stop their war.

Everyone separates and says goodbye. Kaya vows to make a new start for herself. Jung-tae is then reunited with his sister Chung-ah, and vows to live giving his all to protect his loved ones.

As the ending credits roll, Jung-tae reads the letter that Kaya wrote him: “Was I to you and you to me, a feeling?”

The end.

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Whoa, my heart dropped reading that first line, but it's good to know she's ok. Seriously gotta work on those prayer circles though since Heads needs better dramas to recap.

Feel better soon HeadsNo2!

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Oh, HeadsNo2, I was wishing so hard that you wouldn't have to suffer the recapping of the final 2 episodes, but not this way! So sorry to hear about your accident. Do get better fast and obey the doctor's orders. Every last one.

Who keeps opium ledgers, the most incriminating evidence on the face of the earth?!!?

Mo Il-hwa in a suit. Thank you.

The rest was just way too ridiculous.

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Oh man, best wishes to HeadsNo2! Positive thoughts your way and hope you feel better soon!

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Wow. Was the writer lazy or what. Granted that I have been only following the recaps...

They just poofed Chung-ah out of nowhere? Really? REALLY?!

Sloppy, sloppy lol but amusing haha. Thanks for the recap, and Heads, I hope you get better soon!! (That's dedication there...she deserves an award!)

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Lol this show reminds what Heads said about Jaejoong character in Dr.Jin Lol OK ryeon life sucked then she died ( but at least she died in her man arms right smh) this show had so much potential and it just got lost in its own mess

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Someone mentioned on viki that there would be an adult Chung Ah. I figured she would show up earlier than the final 30 sec. of the show.

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It felt like the last two episodes were on fast forward, like they had to jam in the rest of the story because they wasted all that time in previous episodes.

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O man...Fighting Heads!! I hope you recover soon..this will be a good break from recapping

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So soooorry about Heads' accident, but I am glad and relieved to hear that she is OK. And I agree that she should get all the rest she needs. These are only recaps, her health is way more important.

I didn't watch every single ep. of this show (yet), but I was surprised to see that JB was posting about it. I do appreciate Heads' diligence in calling or contacting you guys and wanting to recap. I think it would be better for her to be healthy (and happy), than in pain and struggling to recap these last episodes. I send my well wishes and I hope for a lot of rest for her, and please Heads, don't be anxious (or worry), just rest.

And yeah, about OR dying (again, SJY). I guess she won't get to experience a wedding night? I read about that yesterday. Was this just to serve the plot narrative, or did that feel organic to the story? Did JT need more reasons to seek revenge? (Rhetorical questions, but feel free to share your thoughts).

Thank you for the sad news (it is better to know), and for the quick-caps.

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First of, I wish a very speedy recovery to HeadsNo2. We are rooting for you. Fighting!!!!!!

Second, I'm one of the few that was not saddened by OR death, because in all honesty, she did not have to die. I feel she could have created a diversion from the moment she realized the poison cup was coming. Fake a fainting spell, Scream, Trip and knock the glasses over, smack Seol Bang Joo in the face....do SOMETHING!!!!!!! Good god woman, be of use! ...and that something does not include taking the fall and drinking the poison cup for yourself, silly girl. WTH?

Did it fuel SJT's revenge, sure. Was it necessary, not at all. SJT already had enough reasons to want Hwangbang and the Japanese done for. Her unnecessary death just added fuel to the fire.

This is why I was #TeamGaya from the start. Call is "Second Lead" syndrome if you want, but even in her most helpless state, her instinct was to survive by any means necessary. She could defend herself and was smart. I know it's not a popular opinion, but whatever man. LOL

Third, I did like the last few seconds with Chung-Ah.

Fourth, I wish Leader Mo had taken So-So with him. She crushed on him so hard and he didn't even wave goodbye ( but he did wink at SJT *giggles uncontrollably* [My ship is still sailing ;-) yay!]

Final Question, who was the assassin that killed Leader Seol in the end?

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Whatsthescenario ~

The assassin was avenging the deaths from a prior atrocity that Leader Seol was responsible for.

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LOL at Mo's final wink!

*cough* Call me shallow but I reaaaaally wanted to see more of My Il Hwa and how they're going to build that Mo-So loveline. I felt kinda tricked that they kept hinting at it only to do nothing in the end. Hmph.

Then they wasted too much time showing us Seul sitting, Seul being angry, Seul plotting. Blech! That toad!

I do appreciate that looooooong sequence of Jae Hwa and Mo hi-jacking the opium shipment though. You can see that both actors had too much fun filming that. :D

Oh, and if you were disappointed about the lack of MoSo in the ending as well, you're not alone:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hKAyFxo2G8

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That video is PRICELESS! Thanks so much for posting :D

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more of like seul sitting and assistant summarizing whats happening in club shanghai,, like ok,, i second the motion......

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I agree! I loved the MIH and JJH opium hijack! The winks and laughs between the two were perfect <3

Wishing you a speedy recovery Heads!

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Hil..ar..ious!!!!

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GEEEEENIUS!

Wow!! How did die Fuhrer know I stopped watching 14 episodes ago?

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I totally died laughing watching this video. hahaha. hitler voiced out my thoughts exactly though.

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ive been team OR from the beginning,, killing OR the lamest way is the most stupidest thing the writer have done...like seriously mokdan died shielding a bullet intended for joo won ,, to save him that's the only thing she could do to save him,, but OR's case that was just a cup filled with poison,, there was a lot of thing she could have done ,, the cup was already on her hand,, yeah the girl needs to think..

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Hello jhulz,

I asked those questions because many of us did think of BM, especially since JSY was playing a female character who is sacrificed/dies for the hero (again). Mok Dan was seen as a plot device by some, however whether or not we agree with her death in BM, it did make some points, imho.

***SPOILERS (for those who haven't seen Gaksital***1-It broke LKT, and he temporarily wanted to give up everything. He had to remind himself of what Mok Dan told him, and Baek Gun had to help him get back up and leave the place (he was so stricken by grief). 2-Kimura kept thinking that he could have MD back, and that if he did, he could become good again, like at the beginning of the drama. Not only did Kimura never get the girl, (since she married LKT), but in his strong desire to kill and destroy LKT, Kimura ended up killing the woman he "loved." He totally lost everything by the end, and he came to realize that. That to me, ended the narrative arc for Kimura. To see where he started (at the beginning of the drama), and where (and how) he ended, Kimura had a full arc. So, in some ways, MD dying contributed to the narrative, for both LKT and Kimura. ***END OF SPOILERS***

I wasn't really sure whether something along those lines was achieved here (hence my questions). I would have to say that having read some of the comments, I am assuming her death did not (in this drama).

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That's exactly what I thought, that OR would fake faint, or throw her arm out to flip the tray of drinks, or at least toss the shot past her mouth and over her shoulder. Reveal the evil baddies plot for their dastardly, cowardly deeds. But then the show would have needed an extension, so...

It reminded me of the skunkle who wanted to be king in Faith - the whole poison thing.

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Interesting comment owl, especially the reference to Faith :-)

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I didn't watch this drama (got lucky that way I guess, from reading recaps)…but Heads, I pray that you'll heal fast and fully recovered without any lingering pains after! I hope, hope, hope when ever you feel better and the doctors say that you're good to go and you feel like recapping again, the show would be SOOOOOO GOOOOOODDDD from beginning to end. The kind that we in DB would always refer to as "remember how GOOD and FUN that one is?"

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First of, I wish a very speedy recovery to HeadsNo2. Fighting!!!!!!

Second, I'm one of the few that was not saddened by OR death, because in all honesty, she did not have to die. I feel she could have created a better diversion from the moment she realized the poison cup was coming. Fake a fainting spell, Scream, Trip and knock the glasses over, smack Seol Bang Joo in the face....do SOMETHING!!!!!!! Good god woman, be of use! ...and that something does not include taking the fall and drinking the poison cup for yourself, silly girl. WTH?

Did it fuel SJT's revenge, sure. Was it necessary, not at all. SJT already had enough reasons to want Hwangbang and the Japanese done for. Her unnecessary death just added fuel to the fire.

This is why I was #TeamGaya from the start. Call is "Second Lead" syndrome if you want, but even in her most helpless state, her instinct was to survive by any means necessary. She could defend herself and was smart. I know it's not a popular opinion, but whatever man. LOL

Third, I did like the last few seconds with Chung-Ah.

Fourth, I wish Leader Mo had taken So-So with him. She crushed on him so hard and he didn't even wave goodbye ( but he did wink at SJT *giggles uncontrollably* [My ship is still sailing ;-) yay!]

Final Question, who was the assassin that killed Leader Seol in the end?

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Sorry, I don't know why this posted twice. And I don't know how to delete it

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HeadsNo2. Please take your pain killers and rest.

Er you did not seriously wake up and talked about recapping a drama did you first thing? Because if I was in the ER I would be worried over you even more.

So rest.

Cos' you're going to get a new headache when you finally watch the last 2 episodes.

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Oh no, HeadsNo2 - FIGHTING! Sending lots of love to you. What a fierce determination to want to finish the Age of Feeling recaps - it was sweet how you asked your mother to call the girls to tell them you're willing to jump back on the recapping. I think I can speak on behalf of everybody when I say that not only we aren't mad at cha, but we admire you! Seriously, I'm in awe of you! Hope you'll get off the painkillers soon.

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HeadsNo2, get well soon! Here's hoping that when you recover, you get to recap a gem of a drama that you will love.

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I haven' watched this drama but hope Heads gets better soon

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I was waiting of Age of Feeling to end before marathoning it & reading the recaps along with, but I needed to comment to say this.

Dear HeadsNo2, while we appreciate your dedication and recaps on Dramabeans, your health is the most important thing! Please take care and make sure you heal properly. We'll still be here to read your wonderful recaps when you're healthy. Thank you for being so awesome!

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So sorry to hear HeadsNo.2 is not well! Wishing her a swift recovery, please get well soon!

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Praying for a speedy and thorough recovery for Heads!

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Ouf, so sorry to hear about your accident, Heads! And I really admire your dedication to recapping, but I do hope you will take this time to rest and get better soon!

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OMG Heads! I really hope you get better soon. :( My heart literally skipped a beat when I read that you were in an accident.

And I know what happened is bad and all, but I can't stop laughing at JB's humor....on the prayer circle being a bit more specific. Lol.

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Sending my prayer to HeadsNo2..get well soon dear..wish u speedy recovery..
Though I've stopped watching AOF after ep.6 but I'm still reading ur recaps..

Fighting HeadsNo2!

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Prayer circle backfired D: poor Heads! I send my well wishes her way.
Now I'm hoping that the best of the best dramaland has to offer wasn't YWCFTS and that it's something later in the year and Heads gets to recap it and we can all squee together. Fate be fair!

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Oh no, get well soon, Heads! Your dedication to recapping is quite remarkable, I must say.

I'm really l

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OMFG.

please feel better~~~! prayers, hugs, chocolate and love etc..etccc sending it your wayyyy!!

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GET WELL SOON

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get well soon heads!

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Get well soon Headsno2! Your health is by far the most important thing.

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Heads, fighting! Get better, the recaps will wait and no way will we ever be mad. You come fist, recaps second.

Overall, I was happy with this show and ignored a lot of issues. I rather liked the ending for a number of reasons and I feel the cast did a great job...definitely saw improvement in acting skills, came to appreciate the performances of actors I already liked and was introduced to one or two more (yes you, Mo). I am also glad they made it to the end though who knows if they will ever get paid. Ah well. Bah to all the production problems. I'll be waiting to see what projects will be offered to the cast next.

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Speedy recovery to Heads! PLEASE GET AMPLE REST AND DON'T MOVE HOKAYS??

I lurve lurve lurve the screenshot of Leader Seol trying to rid himself of poison. We learn a new first-aid: drinking soap water washes your guts, people! *cues giggles*

I've yet seen the last episode, and all I can say it, boy, this drama goes from awesome epic to hilariously bad. But at least it's still entertaining to me.

And hands up all who stuck around just because of Song Jae Rim! (or just hit the like button =p)

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Get well soon!

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Oh no, get well soon, Heads!
Your dedication to recapping is quite remarkable I must say.

I was really looking forward to see your recaps & thoughts on the finale, but be concerned about your health first. Use this time to take a nice rest!
If you ever decided to finish the last recaps though, we will gladly enjoy them no matter how late it is.

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Awwwwww poor Heads hope she gets better soon n don't worry heads do not watch the final every fight scene ur imaging that your shin Jung tae and the writers are the people he's beating up lol

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Oh no this is terrible news..Heads i hope you get better soon abd hopefully get to recap a better drama since luck has not been on your side lately, i also do hope you get some rest because it's really not worth ruining your health for....as for the drama=terrible...writer=ruined what could've been an amazing drama....and Kim Hyun Joong Oppa=i honestly think your acting got a little better this time and hopefully you will have better luck with the next drama...other than that i have nothing to say about how the show decided to kill off the only smiling face and just casually throw in a tied end to Chunga's story...other than that i lost interest in the politics a long time ago and was just following the recaps...well glad that's over and honestly do wish Heads gets better soon

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HeadsNo2, feel better soon. I like your commitment and passion. I share your frustration. This is only the 3rd kdrama that I have followed live. Sword and Flower was the first. You recapped it. The show didn't turn out well. 2nd, Jung-Yi, Goddess of Fire, not recapped here, and it didn't turn out well. Good thing I was more interested in seeing how pottery was done in that era.

Now this one. You recapped it, and... Like some previous comment, best to abstain from the last 2 episodes until you have fully recovered physically and mentally.

For me, the "angelic Bangsamtongnians" lost a lot of moral high ground by employing Hwangbang/Ilgookwae tactics. The worst- DOCTOR Jung, supposedly an International Red Cross representative but was never neutral or impartial, completely abandoned the basic tenet of "Do no harm" by providing a large quantity of poison that killed a bunch of Hwangbang people, including at least a few harmless domestic staff.

There is currently no drama playing or in the pipeline that interests me. Til next time. Again, speedy recovery and thank you, Heads.

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I haven't been following this drama at all. But I do sincerely hope that HeadsNo2 gets to feeling better. Just take your time, Heads! Get well soon!

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Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Heads! (Sorry, I have no comment on this drama as I have not been watching it.) Take care!

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Get well soon, Heads! Thank you so much for the recaps and what you do for Dramabeans!

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They killed off Jin Se-yeon's character? Is it because of her other drama commitment? This is the second time this happened? What is this? Groundhogs Day? AGGHHHH!!!

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No, seriously.... WHY DO THEY KEEP ON KILLING JIN SE-YOUNG'S CHARACTER?!!!

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I hate to see what happens if Jin Se-yeon ever gets to star with Kim Nam-gil. >_<

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Kim nam gil will die. He's the bigger star.

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lol...i was thinking the same thing as well..if that happen im gonna watch it till the end..btw i love them both.

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Exactly my thought! Killed in Gaksital.. killed in Age of Feeling.

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I bet she will die in her new drama too.. Doctor Stranger, her character sounds heavy, playing two roles there.

The problem of JSY is she keep getting main role, quite important role but due to her limited acting skills, drama production changed the storyline, she supposed to be a singer/spy in AoF but that's not happening. Sigh. Why cast a green actress at the first place.

But still I think that she acts better in AoF than Gaksital, she has a great chemistry with Kim Hyun Joong.

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Heads, get better soon! With Age of Feeling ending, yet another chance to choose a great drama to recap.

As long as Jin Se Yeon keeps doubling up projects, I predict she will always be killed off in her dramas.

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ahh heads pls get better!!!!!! take plenty of rest!!!!!

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Wish you speedy recovery HeadsNo2...you take care okay.

Wishing for a better ending to this drama ARRRGGGG!!! Again with the senseless death "sigh"... really poison tea!!! Probably will not recommend this drama to anyone cause it was painfull to understand/watch .. i really did tried to stick to it till the end. But good job to Kim Hyun Joon. I'm a fan now ...

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Heads please rest first! Sorry to hear your accident, hope you recover fast. Take a good rest and I hope after this you'll finally meet your great drama whom you can have fun with recap from the start to the end.

See you :)

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sorry to hear the accident news. Hope you rest well and recover soon. thanks for your recaps.

So glad the Age of Feeling ended well! I enjoyed the show from the beginning to end. The last two episodes were so exciting. KHJ has improved matured in his actings. He has protrayed the characters well in this war zone era.

The way the story ended for the evil 'father' was good, in that he was first humiliated in public for his crimes, and then killed by those whose loved ones had suffered under his ruthless deeds, with SJT approving it. Also, the evil Wang who claimed 'the best defense is offense' proved him wrong as he then was killed by SJT while attempting to burn the place.

Just like SJT said, the fight, whether with the Hwangbang gang or the IIwo Jap, had to end so the people would have freedom. Luckily, Aoki and Gaya are well at the end, and so are JTH and Mo, and SJT's reconciliation with his long lost sister.

Good story, good show and actings!

Congrats, Age of Feeling!

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HeadsNo2, get well soon! Thanks you for your dedication to your recaps and readers. But your health comes first. Please take care.

Thanks JB and gummimochi for the abbreviated recaps of the last 2 episodes.

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Heads, get well soon!!! My heart almost stopped beating reading that sentence, phew! Glad that you're okay enough to even remember that there's this thing called Age of Feelings.

As for the finale itself, two comments:
1) TOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to pause many times to laugh my ass off. Almost any scene Seol was in guaranteed instant humor. I have never ever in decades of drama watching encountered a funnier villain, I believe.

2) Aoki/Yoon Hyun Min is the most beautiful male human being that walks on earth. He was just "your average hot guy" in Heartless City, yet in AoF he became more handsome each episode what is this voodoo magic? Plus his acting is just all kinds of awesome. Glad he got to be with one true love Kaya in the end though =)

3) In spite of the wtfkery that was the second half of AoF, Kim Hyun Joong really did a good job! He no longer has to stick to flower boy roles, I am happy for him!

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Oh, that was actually three comments. I blame this on Seol, brain damage from laughing too hard haha!

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Hi :-S just wanted to pray like others that Heads gets better soon <3 I hope u just get well with no scars or bruises who cares about dramas & recaps when ur health is in danger :(

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Get Well Soon Heads!!!

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Lots of love to HeadsNo2! Get well soon;)

I've dropped the drama, but followed the recaps... the ending>meh... not something that would force me to come back and re watch the drama...Oh well.

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Awwww, please take it easy on yourself Heads, and get a good rest. I haven't watched or read the recaps of Age of Feeling, but I have seen your other works. And you are very dedicated.

Do rest, and I hope you're healthy again soon!

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OMG HeadsNo2! She's so dedicated. I hope she gets well soon.

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Sending love, hugs and well wishes to you, Heads!! Seriously, your dedication astounds me, but its much better to rest and get well soon than to try to do recaps on medication! Although maybe the last two episodes would have been better on medication (less pain? More fuzziness?). Also its so heartwarming to see the DB recap team pull together and for gummi to help out w the final recaps. Big hugs to the team!

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I'm sorry to hear about you're accident but I'm glad your okay. Wishing a speedy recovery. Get some rest and take care of yourself. Fighting!

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Prayers, hugs and lots of mojo to HeadsNo2. I hope she has a speedy and full recovery and not worry about any of the recaps.

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Prayers for HeadsNo2, Get well soon

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