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Full Sun: Episode 15

I’m back for Full Sun’s finale week (albeit late), and this show doesn’t let up in the slightest even after everyone knows the truth. In fact, that should give us more reason to be on our toes and maybe even a little scared, especially when our hero is armed and at large. And while he’s busy trying to get forgiveness from everyone else, I’m afraid that he’s going to forget the most important person who he needs forgiveness from: himself.

Note: Thanks to everyone again for your immeasurable patience this past week, which was pretty sucky. Let me say that real life should never mirror tragedy in dramaland, but it came both fast and furious, and I’m eternally grateful for the time to recuperate. With that in mind, Full Sun saw a slight increase in ratings in this episode with a 2.6%.

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EPISODE 15 RECAP

Kisses! And then Young-won and Se-ro break apart (not enough kisses, boo). Instead of apprehending Se-ro, the detectives walk up to talk to her, and Young-won turns them away before catching up with Se-ro.

He asks her to forget everything that’s happened between them and remember him as the man who ran away from her, even if it’s for her own sake.

Young-won collects her things to move out again, and when Madam Baek chides her for exposing her father’s wrongdoings, she retorts that it didn’t stop her stepmother from telling her about Woo-jin’s death. And now that she knows the truth, did they think she’d forgive and forget that easily?

She corrects Young-joon when he says it’ll only be hard on her if she goes up against Daddy Han, even if she can abandon everyone else in this family—she can’t abandon any of them, so she asks that they cast her aside instead.

Se-ro named himself as her sworn enemy to protect her from Daddy Han’s wickedness, despite how easy it could have been for him to hurt her with the truth. He still loved her no matter how horribly she acted towards him, and now she’s going to help him bring Daddy Han down.

She’s no longer a member of this family, Young-won notes sadly. All she has is Se-ro from here on out even if he won’t have her, so she begs that her family disowns her instead and pushes through the mob of reporters waiting outside.

News of Daddy Han’s list of his shady business dealings hits the airwaves, so Se-ro decides to hand over the original documents to the congressman. Kang-jae has already anticipated this move however, and sends Third Wheel Lackey to put a stop to it.

Only that move comes back to bite them because the envelope Hong runs off with is a decoy, and we see Se-ro deliver the actual envelope to the congressman. But then Hong is taken hostage, and Se-ro agrees to an audience with Kang-jae, though, he’s suddenly gripped by a splitting headache. Damn that growing medical concern!

Daddy Han’s hands are tied, so he takes the defensive approach and orders any and all evidence erased. That includes some files still tucked in his secret vault, and he worries about the incriminating files Secretary Ahn made off with, which are still out in the open.

As Hong hurls biting words at Kang-jaen for joining forces with their enemy, a flashback takes us back to when young Kang-jae was locked up for one of Dad’s threats on his behalf. The memory still stings in Kang-jae’s mind, and he muses, “Is the world fair?”

But Hong scoffs and says he didn’t tell Se-ro about Kang-jae’s involvement in Dad’s accidental death, how he toyed with Se-ro and hid the truth. Of course, Se-ro overhears all of this now as he approaches Kang-jae’s office, and Kang-jae simply buries his head.

Se-ro can hardly believe it as he steps inside, but Kang-jae just demands the envelope. Both men grab each other by their fronts, and it’s Kang-jae who throws the first punch. There’s no use avoiding the truth now, and Kang-jae elaborates on the details surrounding Dad’s death.

They were the ones who stole Belle la Fair’s diamonds five years ago, Kang-jae explains, but Dad ran off with their loot and he died in front of his eyes. Filled with rage, Se-ro throws a punch and demands to know why he was kept in the dark. “Why didn’t you say anything? You saw me every day and pretended to be the best hyung in the world!”

Kang-jae throws him off of him and stuffs the gun from his desk drawer into Se-ro’s hand, inviting him to shoot him directly in the heart. “You want to kill me, right? Shoot me.” But Se-ro can’t bring himself to do it, and Kang-jae parallels Se-ro hesitation to how no matter how angry he was, he couldn’t kill Dad either.

At Se-ro’s conflicted expression, Kang-jae spells it out for him—just like how Se-ro was wrongly thrown in prison, Kang-jae also served time for Dad’s behalf when he was merely fifteen years old.

Dad had told him it was a simple errand, but Kang-jae was arrested and went to jail. That was the first step down the slippery slope of his wretched fate, and Kang-jae sincerely thought Dad would make it up to him one day, even to his dying day.

Struck with utter disbelief, Se-ro drops the gun. And Kang-jae breathes sarcastically, “Should I have gotten revenge like you did?” before pushing past him.

Se-ro chases him downstairs, hollering if Kang-jae thinks him naive enough to believe that story now. Kang-jae drags him outside to continue his story, saying that the stolen diamond then ended up in Se-ro’s hands—the way Dad ends up screwing people over makes him no different than Daddy Han.

Those lofty ideas of revenge, reconciliation, forgiveness, and love are all crap, Kang-jae argues, because living his own life is the easiest path to take. He invites Se-ro to try and stop him, but he’s going to take this to the end.

Those words tear at Se-ro’s heart, and Se-ro desperately hangs onto Kang-jae, hoping that it’s all a lie. But Kang-jae shoves him off, and tearfully lashes back at how Dad screwed him over up to his dying day. “Your father was my Han Tae-oh,” he finishes.

And Kang-jae makes one final request: that Se-ro gets lost.

Kang-jae heads over to see Jae-in and forcibly kisses her, an act that earns him a hard slap across the face. She retorts that he said she’s nothing to him now and that he didn’t need her anymore. And as if those next words were meant for himself, Kang-jae answers haltingly, “I thought… you might be lonely and lonesome… that you might have been waiting for me.”

Jae-in turns her head in refusal when he leans back in. His voice breaking, Kang-jae says all he needs is her, but she says he’s changed too much and now he makes her nervous. Even if she were to love him now, she won’t.

Those are harsh words, and Kang-jae asks if she can’t trust him once more. But that answer is no. “I don’t know who you are anymore.”

After mulling over Kang-jae’s spiteful words, Se-ro heads back to the office to collect the dropped gun, then walks through the streets laughing like a delusional fool. But then his head throbs in pain again, and he collapses in the street.

His vision blurry, Se-ro thinks to himself before slipping into unconsciousness, “Young-won, why are you and I so alike? Maybe that’s why I couldn’t help but love you.”

When Se-ro comes to at the hospital, he spots the police calling in to report his capture. He rushes out just before Young-won arrives. Citing their recent car accident, Young-won asks after Se-ro’s condition and learns of the severe hemorrhaging in his brain.

Young-won leaves a voicemail, telling Se-ro that he needs medical treatment. They can clear his name and she’ll bear the brunt of the consequences, so she asks to meet.

It isn’t long before the police come knocking at Daddy Han’s office with a search and seizure warrant. Elsewhere, Hong protests angrily at Se-ro’s suggestion to go their separate ways when they’re so close to making sure Daddy Han pays his dues.

Se-ro doesn’t want to drag Hong & Hama down with him—he’ll figure out a way to clear his name on his own. Se-ro says that he’s going to take a trip to his hometown, but his outfit today looks mighty similar to what he wore at the beginning of this show.

It’s touching that Hong doesn’t want to send his hyung away, asking if it has anything to do what Kang-jae said last night. Se-ro advises Hong to let go of his anger surrounding his family’s downfall before it consumes him entirely. No matter how angry Hong might be at the world, Se-ro doesn’t want to see him fall like that. Aw man, it breaks my heart to see Se-ro act like a protective hyung.

Hong says that sounds like a farewell, and tells Se-ro to take Young-won with him. He asks if he should tell Young-won about this bout of noble idiocy, but Se-ro simply smiles back at him and shakes his head.

Young-won calls Jae-in out in hopes that she might know where Se-ro is, especially with his growing medical concern. But Jae-in doesn’t know where he is either.

When asked why Young-won keeps referring to Se-ro as Lee Eun-soo, she answers that it pains her too much to call Se-ro by his given name. Then Jae-in recounts the other half of Se-ro’s story: of how he came to see his father in Thailand, only for Dad to die and for him to be framed for murder and his dreams crushed.

Jae-in believes that leaving Se-ro’s side is what’s best for him—doesn’t Young-won think that her very existence makes it hard enough on Se-ro? Sheesh.

Aw, Se-ro keeps to his word to see Grandma in the countryside, though he doesn’t approach. Young-won drops by Se-ro’s old home and flips through a photo album. A photo of a happy Se-ro with Grandma has her recall his words of how even a criminal’s son could have once lived as an ordinary boy.

Se-ro confronts Daddy Han outside the family’s home and gives the chairman one last chance to beg for forgiveness. But Daddy Han laughs in his face, telling Se-ro not to forgive him. The chairman’s current woes pales in comparison to what Se-ro has gone through, but Se-ro tenses when Daddy Han belittles his lowly conman father for messing with the wrong people.

Se-ro is letting himself be beaten and they live in different worlds, Daddy Han argues. Though the chairman admits that he regrets forcing Se-ro’s hand like this, he won’t apologize for it. He adds that he was better off having Se-ro killed, just like Woo-jin.

With that, Se-ro raises his arm to point the gun at Daddy Han’s face. “I could kill you, too. I want to kill you,” he declares. Even though Daddy Han denies all wrongdoing, he not only ruined Se-ro’s life, but Young-won’s as well.

He encourages Daddy Han to admit that he was wrong, even for the sake of his daughter. “What would that change?” Daddy Han asks. “I’ve lived too long to regret the path I’ve taken.” He’d rather die now than to deny that choice.

Se-ro calls Daddy Han a vicious and pitiful man who gave up on his humanity. Lowering his weapon, Se-ro explains that the only reason he’s looking for an apology now is so that Young-won can breathe a little easier.

He issues the chairman one final warning: don’t drive Young-won to become like him one day.

Kang-jae calls in belatedly to warn Daddy Han not to meet Se-ro because he has a gun. But Daddy Han sighs that nothing happened, and Kang-jae calls Hong to tell him that Se-ro’s armed.

So Hong calls Young-won as she’s busy tidying up Se-ro and Grandma’s place (and the pictures of them together are adorable and sweet) to tell her that Se-ro is armed with a gun and he’s nowhere to be found.

She takes the car and drives off to the villa in Gangwondo, wrought with worry. Her search is intercut with the show’s opening sequence: Se-ro trudging through the deep snow, walking towards the middle of a wide-open field.

His repeated narration now holds greater weight: of how he could turn back to when he was young, running away from the police with his father; or when he first saw her smile; or to the day everything went wrong.

But now we see Young-won running through the same field, memories with Se-ro flooding back to her. Run, run, run! And then we see Se-ro raise the gun to his temple as he repeats: “Could I have lived as Jung Se-ro?”

And at that moment, Young-won calls out his name over and over again: “Se-ro. Jung Se-ro. Jung Se-ro!”

Se-ro turns back, the gun still pointed at his head. Oh god, don’t pull the trigger in front of her! Young-won breathes an affectionate “Se-ro-yah.”

He’s completely stunned as Young-won runs towards him… and then he drops the gun. Ohthankgod. Once Young-won catches up to him, she slaps him across the cheek. Well, someone had to do it, and I for one am glad that it was her.

Se-ro takes Young-won’s beatings as he falls to his knees, crying. He can only nod as Young-won confirms that he is Jung Se-ro and that he didn’t kill Woo-jin. She demands that he say it himself—that Se-ro was framed for Woo-jin’s murder, right?

Se-ro ekes out an affirmatory response.

Young-won continues: “You came looking for me because you were angry and wanted revenge. Is that right?” Se-ro says yes. He admits that he was wrong for lying that he was the one who killed Woo-jin.

“Why did you deceive me?” Young-won shrills. “Why did you lie to me?!” Se-ro can only sob in response and she falls to her knees too in apology.

Se-ro pulls her into an embrace, apologizing over and over again. “You love me,” Young-won affirms. “Is that right?” Se-ro says that he was in the wrong again.

They hold each other’s faces for another few moments until Se-ro pulls her in for a kiss.

 
COMMENTS

I know I’ve said this pretty often throughout this drama, but damn. It’s an hour that takes us back to the very beginning, and boy has it been one hell of a ride to get to that point. For once, I’m thankful that the police are such dunces when it comes to arresting our hero for a crime he didn’t commit and allowing the show to devote the hour to an emotionally charged episode, focusing on the aftermath of everyone learning the truth.

In that sense, Full Sun benefits from hosting such a strong cast, especially when it comes to a conflicted character like Kang-jae. We finally got to learn the seed of his bitterness, and while suffering a similar experience to be wrongly imprisoned like Se-ro was is nothing new in dramaland, we have Jo Jin-woong to sell to us the emotional depths of how that experience shaped his moral character. I still don’t get how serving Se-ro on a platter to Daddy Han (at least how it stands right now) will help Kang-jae’s own tortured soul, especially since we’ve seen how Kang-jae still cares for Se-ro. Still, there’s some comfort in how he made the call to warn the others about Se-ro.

On the other hand, there’s Daddy Han, who holds no remorse for his actions. He isn’t necessarily the best villain we’ve come across in dramaland, and there was a time that I thought that he’d actually cracked out when Secretary Ahn betrayed him. Instead, he’s as leveled as ever, and though powerless now without his secret blackmail documents to save him, I almost shared in Se-ro’s disbelief at how Daddy Han would stick to his pride rather than apologize for his actions.

It might be that very stubbornness in Daddy Han that makes me love Se-ro all the more. Our hero desperately wants to rid himself of everything that led up to this point, admitting to his wrongs to the very person he wronged. And I truly believe it when I say that what’s more important than to gain Young-won’s forgiveness for lying and deceiving her is for Se-ro to forgive himself.

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Thank you gummimochi. You're recap was insightful as ever. Thanks for posting this im the midst of the family tradegy. I am impressed by your toughness.

On a side note, they didn't adress Sero's bloody hand during the snow scene. I have a suspicion that the ending was changed so out hero could live.....thank goodness!

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Oooo, you may be right about that! I saw his hand too but couldn't figure out where it might be from.

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The bleeding from Se Ro's hand was from the wound on his arm he got during the car accident. You would remember when they took Se Ro out of the hospital in a hurry, and took him to their hideout, Ha Ma was treating that arm and even covered it with a bandage.

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he has hemorrhage right? maybe it was the cause of the bloody hand.... :-0

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thanks for the recaps! I loved this show. Romantic, sad and very well played! just forget the ratings! :-)

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Thank you gummimochi!! Even when I alteady saw the ending, I still want to read your recap.

This show's strengths are on the acting and writing. Even for almost similar dramas, I like this show more than Nice Guy and Secret. There's no amnesia, birth secret, arranged marriage, just a poor guy wants revenge against big baddies.

However I still worried abt Sero's health.
You know if they pull Shark ending, I vow not to watch any KBS drama in few months

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Thank you gummimochi! I'm really grateful for Dramabeans recaps so that I have someone to share the love of this drama with though I usually don't comment too often.

Everything you said kanz I echo. I gave Nice Guy a try while waiting for Full Sun to finish but the emotional punch wasn't there for me. At first I didn't appreciate how well-written the drama was but I connected with the characters and ended up deeply invested in the show. Now I'm even watching melodramas because of it!

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Thank u so much

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It was a great episode. And I loved the last moments where Young Won was running to save Se Ro. It was really beautiful and I was so happy she got to him in time. Despite what they've both been through I appreciate their sweet connection.

I was sad to learn about Kang Jae's past and even sadder that, like Se Ro, he trusted that [Se Ro's] dad so much even though he just really is not a nice person... :/

What I appreciate in this hero is that he isn't necessarily trying to destroy the enemy as one man (with a small team) against a big company but he just really wants an apology or just a hint that the other person at least feels something--regret; guilt.... But, ugh, Han is just the worst. And I hate how he tries to justify all his actions as being a father to Young Won. Such a burden. D:

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And thank you, gummi. I hope you are doing better!

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Thanks for the recap effort. Good to hear you are back on your toes now.

The story and actings are both good, worthy of praise. Love triumps over evil. SR did not have to kill YW's dad to get his anger settled and telling her dad not to make YW lived like him. His love for YW was greater than seeking revenge. And in time when SR needed someone, YW came in timely, intervened his decision to die, and made him see life was worthy living for.

Forget about the ratings, BTC is good drama!

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That scene between Se Ro and Young Won at the snow had me crying buckets and buckets of tears. It is heartbreaking at the same heartwarming because finally the truth is out in the open between the two of them. Love really conquers everything. I so love this drama and it is now on the top of my favorite list of k- drama.

Thanks again gummimochi for your recaps.

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Same here, I was in crying mess every time I watch that scene (watched it so many times I lost count). The scene is so surreal.. how can it be so beautiful yet heartbreaking at d same time? It's gotta be my most memorable scene out of my years of k-drama watching. Loved the camera work, d background music and of course the actors. Yoon Kye Sang & Han Ji Hye they killed the scene...ugh my heart!

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I feel bad for the actors because of this shows ratings. They are all so good. Han Hye Jin has been part of a lot of hit shows so this won't hurt her one bit. (I loved her in Est of Eden - she was darned good there even if she wasnt the lead.) Producers know she is a bankable lead actress & can carry a drama as lead.

What does it say about Yoon Kye Sang? He was so good but unfortunately very few people saw. I don't follow him well enough to know whether he's ever been a lead before this & whether his shows have done well. I'm sad for him; he probably won't get his pick of lead projects after this.

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Don't worry about Yoon Kye Sang :). He doesn't do many dramas it seems to me but when he does he is usually in a starring role. He has also done a fair amount of movies--also starring roles. He's really talented so I believe he'll be just fine as well. I do hope to see him in at least one more drama before the year is up, though. I think he is an actor who generally keeps to himself so you never really hear much about him unless he takes on a project.

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Don't really care about the poor rating cause I'm enjoying the drama. Even tho it seems bleak at the moment hope se ro will be able to forgive and find peace in himself. The whole final scene in this episode is so heart breaking. Still hoping for a happy ending for our otp.

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What stood out for me most in this episode, apart from huge relief that the gun-to-the-head scene was at the end of ep 15 instead of ep 16, was Jo Jin Woong’s emotional scenes. Since watching him in Sons of Sol Pharmacy House, in which he played the most tender-hearted tough guy you ever did see, I wait for him to rip my heart out with his vulnerability. He really got to me in this episode, but it made me want even more. When he wears his heart on his sleeve, he can totally slay me. I really want to see him in another emotionally expressive role in which he gets to be a tough teddy-bear of a guy who finds true love.

Dearest gummi~ I’m sooo sorry to hear that you had a tragedy in your family. This’ll probably sound silly, but the news actually made me cry. It’s funny how people you haven’t even met can become an important part of your world, but I, and I’m sure maaany other Beanies, have come to love, appreciate, and care about you all a great deal, and it hurts to think about any of you hurting. First Heads, and now you... :( I hope you’re taking good care of yourself. I wish there were something I could do for you~ know that I’m sending lots of love, hugs and strength!

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SPOILER ALERT!!!
(read this if u want to)
in the 16th ep everything was wrapped up... of course..
this are the highlights with spotlights!!
Kang Jae was killed by Shin's minions..huhu.. but he had a child called Min Jae (maybe u already know who the mom is)
Daddy Han was imprisoned, so is Hama.
Chong pyu, KJ's lackey betrayed his hyung, what a bastard.Right?
Grandma and company(Hama, hong, Se ro)has a restaurant??( not sure cant read hangul) beside Jae in's flowershop. I think their apartment is above the stores.
Lastly, Young won and Se ro reunited after 3 yrs... having met again like how they met for the first time--- through flower delivery.

Hahaha. the drama was good and at last he can live as Se ro....

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I am so glad Young-won arrived at the end! Thank you, drama! I was freaking out all week, wondering what would happen to Se-ro, if he really would kill himself, but the show turned that on it's head. I mean, it is still possible, but I'm hoping it won't happen.

I have to admit that, more than anything else, it is the characters that drives my interest in this show, not the plot, which has, more than once, gone right over my head. I don't fully understand everything that goes on on the revenge front, but the love stuff I do. I'm just happy Young-won finally called Se-ro by his real name, not his fake. By doing so, she showed him she accepted him completely.

Thanks for the recap, Gummimochi!

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I liked how they went back to the first scene of the drama..and that it wasn't pushed to the very last episode! Good to know he didn't kill himself. Life is still worth living =)
And gotta say that I didn't expect Kang Jae to be such an interesting character. Gotta thank the writer for that...

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I'm telling you show...if you kill off my hero just like that Shark drama....I will never ever watch revenge thrillers-especially of KBS....that's my OATH...huh

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Thank u

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Awww, the visually stunning and lasting memories of snow scenes in kdramas: IRIS, Secret Garden, Love Rain, I Miss You, IRIS 2, My Love From the Star, and Beyond the Clouds.

Scene at the office with Se-ro & Kang-jae...
"Struck with utter disbelief, Se-ro drops the gun."

Scene in the snow with Se-ro & Young-won...
"He’s completely stunned as Young-won runs towards him…and then he drops the gun."

During both scenes, when Se-ro dropped the (loaded?) gun to the ground like that the first thought that popped in mind was the danger of an accidental/unintentional discharge from the gun. Serving time in prison again - this time for a simple accident due to his culpable carelessness and negligence with a firearm - was the last thing Se-ro needed.

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