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W–Two Worlds: Episode 16 (Final)

We’re out of time and out of cliffhanger exits, and the final chapter of our story is hurtling towards that final frame. Will our hero find a way to escape life as a manhwa hero, or die trying to change his fate? Will two worlds implode, or will our brains implode first? And what really defines a happy ending? The answer may surprise you…

 

 
FINAL EPISODE RECAP

It’s the final episode of the webtoon, and Kang Chul, Yeon-joo, and Dad are stuck inside the manhwa world until the ending, happy or sad. With the police closing in on them, Kang Chul makes the decision to erase Yeon-joo from his family registry and pulls off their wedding rings. Out in the real world, Crazy Dog reaches this part in the episode and his jaw drops.

Chul asks Yeon-joo to decide what kind of ending they get, promising to follow her lead. So she puts her wedding ring back on and calls his plan nonsense. Yessss, this is why we love you! She reaches for his hand, which is still flickering in and out and threatening to disappear, and slides his ring back on too. She says there won’t be any ending where anyone disappears, and all of them will get out of here together.

He points out that she can’t live in here for the rest of her life, but she says that the three of them can live together, and argues that visiting him in jail for the rest of their lives is better than never seeing him again. Wait, is this really your plan? Chul doesn’t think such an uneventful ending is possible, but Yeon-joo stubbornly refuses to imagine any sort of ending where Dad and Kang Chul aren’t both by her side.

Yeon-joo says that the only options for leaving her are for him to get sick or die of old age, and declares that her decision is made: They will live out the rest of their lives in here and die. The end.

It doesn’t seem like Chul thinks this is possible (and frankly neither do I), but he can’t argue and asks her to draw them an exit and a car for now, so that they can escape.

On the drive, Chul says, “You said once that your husband never told you that he loved you… I love you.” Agh, why does that make me more scared than happy? It brings Yeon-joo to tears, and she cries silently in the backseat.

Chul drops her off with Dad in a motel before going back to rescue Do-yoon. He tells Assemblyman Han’s henchmen that he wants to see Do-yoon alive before handing anything over, and they turn Do-yoon over to him without a fuss. He’s bloodied and barely conscious, and Chul makes sure that his bodyguards take Do-yoon to the hospital. He remains behind, knowing that this is the deal.

Assemblyman Han is waiting for the tablet, but Chul says he doesn’t have it, and offers up a copy of the CCTV footage of him being tortured in here a year ago. Chul warns him that he has multiple copies, and threatens to turn it over to the police if Assemblyman Han ever attacks one of his people again.

Chul adds that he should stop looking for the tablet if he doesn’t want a syringe in his neck, and turns to go. Assemblyman Han stops him with a question: “What if this ends only when you die?” Before Chul can even react, Assemblyman Han pulls out a gun and shoots him in the chest. Gack.

It sends Chul tumbling backwards, and he lands on the floor with a thud. Back in the motel room, Yeon-joo notices Dad’s hands suddenly solidifying, and she starts to panic, knowing that this means Chul is in danger.

Assemblyman Han says he heard something strange, about two worlds, and how Kang Chul is the hero of a manhwa and he’s the villain. Dude, take a number. Assemblyman Han says he thought it was crazy at first, but it explains so much of what he couldn’t understand before.

He racked his brains trying to figure out why Chul suddenly couldn’t vanish while he was being tortured, or disappear from prison, and then he pumped Do-yoon full of enough drugs that he finally heard the truth: that this is the final episode, and one of them has to die for it to end.

Assemblyman Han is convinced that if Chul dies, he’ll be able to enter that other world. Chul has stopped listening, and focuses all of his efforts on sliding a chair closer with his foot. Assemblyman Han starts poking Chul in the face with his gun, and decides that he can go find out the truth for himself in that other world. He whirls around, ready to pull the trigger…

But Chul is faster, and he kicks the chair so that it slams into Assemblyman Han’s side. Chul rushes him and they wrestle for the gun, choking each other violently. Assemblyman Han screams, “Die!” as they fall to the floor.

By the time the henchmen break their way inside, Chul has the gun in hand and shoots them down. He staggers out leaving a trail of blood, and uses up the rest of his bullets on the remaining henchmen, finally resorting to hand-to-hand combat when he’s out of ammunition.

Do-yoon is awake now and yells at his subordinates for just leaving Kang Chul there by himself. They turn back on Do-yoon’s orders, and arrive outside the hideout just in time to see Chul staggering to his car. They focus on stopping the henchmen so that Chul can escape, and though he manages to drive away, he’s in bad shape.

Do-yoon calls Yeon-joo to update her, and she’s relieved to know that he’s alive. But then they both ask each other where Kang Chul is, and she starts to panic. Do-yoon says they’re on the lookout, and asks where she is so that he can send guards to watch over her.

It’s not until hours later that Chul finally calls her, voice trembling and weak. He asks her to pick him up, because of all the things, he ran out of gas. She asks why he didn’t call until now, and he says he fell asleep.

He admits that he’s “a little hurt” and can’t manage to see where he is, so he hangs up to go find out. Ack, don’t hang up!

Yeon-joo goes to the tablet and starts drawing herself a car, and asks Do-yoon to look after Dad while she goes searching for Chul.

Chul peels himself out of the car and starts stumbling towards the bus stop, looking like he can barely stand. He finally calls Yeon-joo back and ekes out the name of the city and bus stop, and almost immediately after hanging up, he coughs up a nasty stream of blood. Aauuuuugh. Hurry!

Yeon-joo asks Do-yoon to call a doctor because they can’t go to the emergency room, and Chul calls her back to ask why she isn’t here. She stifles back tears and says she’s on her way but it’s farther than she thought, and he says softly, “I’m waiting.”

Chul says that the final episode doesn’t seem like it’ll go on for fifty years, and he starts to cry as he realizes now that the ending they’d hoped for is impossible. “Who’d read an ending that boring?” he asks.

He tries to hold on and says, “Come quickly. I miss you.” She pleads with him to hang on just a little longer because she’s on her way, but the phone falls out of his hand, and his body slumps down. Noooooooooooo.

Yeon-joo finally reaches the bus stop and sees him from across the street, and when she calls out to him, he lifts his head. Oh phew. His mouth quirks up in a little smile when he sees her.

But then, as if that’s the last thing he was hanging on to do, his eyes close and his body falls limp, and the final chyron starts to render in the corner: “The End.” Ohmygod, this can’t be the end?!

Time slows as Yeon-joo sees it happening and she starts to run across the street in tears. She’s almost there, but a truck zooms by, cutting off her path to Kang Chul. And then… night turns to day, the truck becomes a bus, and once it passes, she’s back in the real world and Kang Chul is gone.

This isn’t happening. Tell me this isn’t happening?

Su-bong grouses that no one is answering his calls, and he returns to the empty workshop. He checks Dad’s office, and does a double-take when Dad’s tablet turns into a manhwa drawing and then disappears right in front of his eyes.

Su-bong rushes to the computer to check the last episode of the webtoon, and then rushes to the bus stop to find Yeon-joo. When he gets there, she’s sitting were Kang Chul was, crying inconsolably. Su-bong just sits next to her quietly, letting her cry.

Crazy Dog reaches the end of the webtoon and has just about the same reaction that I did, like he might throw something at his computer. He’s so upset that he marches out to go pick a bone with Yeon-joo, but Seok-bum says she’s in the emergency room, and clarifies that she’s not working in it—she just got admitted as a patient.

Crazy Dog is stunned to find Yeon-joo wailing so sorrowfully in the emergency room, and he’s suddenly sweet and caring as he asks what happened. She just cries and cries, so he tucks his handkerchief into her hand before he goes. Aw.

Su-bong wipes at his tears as he drives to the motel where Dad was last seen inside the manhwa. The clerk has never seen Dad, but Su-bong pleads to be allowed to check again, because Dad must be wandering around and out of his mind.

The final straw for Yeon-joo is when her wedding ring disappears right off of her finger, like the tablet and anything else that came from the manhwa world.

When Crazy Dog spots Su-bong in the hospital, he stops to ask if this is really the end of W, and how it could end like that with the hero dying instead of the villain. That’s the final straw for Su-bong, and he snaps, “Please, STOOOOOOOOP! Shut that mouth!” Su-bong looks like he might tear Crazy Dog a new one, but then he just goes on his way, leaving Crazy Dog to wonder why Su-bong always attacks him like a crazy dog, heh.

When Yeon-joo hears that Dad wasn’t in the motel, she yanks out her IV and stumbles out of the hospital. She goes straight to Dad’s workshop to look for the tablet, but Su-bong tells her it’s gone—it was a copy after all, and it came from the manhwa world. He tells her it’s really over now, and she crumples to the floor in another wave of tears.

Yeon-joo spends the ensuing days in a haze of denial and depression, waking up to her collage of Kang Chul drawings and a fresh batch of tears each morning. She goes to the bus stop day after day and waits there to no avail, and she sketches Dad’s face on a new tablet, but it’s only ever Su-bong who walks through the front door.

They finally circulate flyers looking for Dad, and as Yeon-joo sits at the bus stop again, Su-bong narrates, “Yeon-joo noona was the only one who couldn’t accept reality. But the webtoon W completed its seven-year run and ended in September, 2016.” He says that the manhwa’s hero rejected his destiny and dreamt of a happy ending as a real person, but in the end he fell at the hands of the villain and died in front of the woman he loved.

Su-bong says that reporters came to Dad’s workshop in search of answers regarding the ending, but Dad never returned. As people buy the final volume of W in bookstores, Su-bong narrates that most people didn’t think the ending was so strange. Did those people know how to read?

“But…” Su-bong continues, “Nobody knew that the ending wasn’t a sad one.” Wait, what?

In flashback we return to the bus stop as Kang Chul dies, and this time, Yeon-joo vanishes and we stay in the manhwa world, which doesn’t freeze or stop at all—it just keeps going.

We go back a few hours to find that Assemblyman Han isn’t dead either, and his henchmen find him stewing angrily in the corner of his warehouse, right where Kang Chul left him.

Dad is still tied up in the motel room, and when he hears his bodyguard talking to Do-yoon on the phone, he asks Do-yoon to untie him because it’s faster to help Kang Chul with the tablet than to drive around looking for him. It’s true… but that’s also what the killer would say to be freed?

Do-yoon relents and warns the bodyguard to keep an eye on Dad in case he goes crazy, and Dad begins to draw on the tablet. But ack, the first thing he draws is a syringe in his guard’s neck! Dad waits until the bodyguard passes out and then takes his phone to make a call.

Assemblyman Han pitches a fit at his own assistant, screaming that nothing matters now because he could die at any moment. He’s hysterical, until Dad calls him directly and confirms, “I’m the one who made you.”

Dad asks how Assemblyman Han ended up this way, getting blood on his hands and shooting guns when he’s supposed to be president. Assemblyman Han just wants to know how Dad is here in this world, but Dad asks knowingly, “Did you shoot Kang Chul to find me?”

Dad seems amused and says he’s been here for a year, and then the door to Assemblyman Han’s office suddenly locks, and a gun appears in his hand. Ohhhh. Dad asks if he’s looking for the reason he exists, and sighs that there’s no way to stop that hunger to know, and it’ll end with some sort of explosion… just like the others before him. “That’s how I ended up this way,” he says.

Dad says that can’t happen though—if a bad guy like him knew all the secrets, what would happen to his world? Dad decides, “That’s too dangerous. You should come with me. I failed at everything else, but I need to take care of you before I go.”

Assemblyman Han’s hand starts to flicker and pull the gun up to his own temple, against his will. When he starts to shout, Dad draws a piece of duct tape over his mouth. Time is running out on Dad’s own hand, which is fading quickly, and he draws furiously until he hears the sound of the gunshot.

By the time Assemblyman Han’s assistants bust down the door, he’s shot dead, and the duct tape has been erased. On the desk, Dad has drawn a suicide note along with a USB drive, which must contain all the footage of Kang Chul being tortured.

Dad also sends the cops evidence on Ajusshi’s shooting to prove Kang Chul’s innocence, and then he leaves his own picture and a letter in the bodyguard’s hand before calling Do-yoon. Dad asks where Yeon-joo is, in the hopes of seeing her one last time.

Kang Chul sits at the bus stop coughing up blood, and as Dad drives there, he begins to fade almost entirely. His words to Kang Chul are repeated in voiceover—that they couldn’t be together in the end, and that if it were to be a happy ending for one of them, it’d be a sad ending for the other.

Dad stops in the middle of the road, arriving just as Yeon-joo gets out of her car across the street from the bus stop. He sees her crying and calling out to Kang Chul, and Dad just smiles at her, at once happy, regretful, and loving.

He reaches out a hand, but she’s too far away, and he just says quietly, “I love you, my daughter. Goodbye.” He shuts his eyes and accepts his fate, and then he fades away.

Su-bong narrates that it wasn’t Kang Chul’s death that ended the manhwa, but the villains’ deaths. He explains that their final moments never made it onto the manhwa page because the villain of the story went against his very reason for existing in order to ensure the hero’s happy ending, and he vanished because of it, taking that final story arc with him. What? Why would their deaths get edited out from the manhwa? That makes no sense.

Do-yoon discovers Kang Chul passed out at the bus stop, and Su-bong narrates that nobody knew that Kang Chul was still alive, because the manhwa had simply ended. Chul gets hauled away in an ambulance, with Do-yoon clutching his bloody hand. He’s unresponsive at first, but then… he opens his eyes. Don’t ever scare me like that again!

Do-yoon yells at him: “I thought you were dead!” And all Chul says in response is, “Oh Yeon-joo…” Do-yoon says that she wasn’t there, and Chul smiles in relief. Su-bong narrates that he knew it then, that his role as the hero of the manhwa was over at last.

Sometime later, So-hee returns to Korea after her business trip and is shocked to hear the news report that Assemblyman Han committed suicide. She visits Kang Chul in prison, and he says that as soon as he healed from the gunshot wound, they stuck him back in here. She assures him that since the murder charges have been dropped, he shouldn’t be in there for too much longer.

So-hee apologizes for suspecting him and cutting off contact, but Chul says he was happy when she did, because she proved that she could live a different life.

In his cell, Chul takes out the letter and photo that Dad left behind for him. Do-yoon told him that Dad disappeared without a trace, and passed on the letter. Dad writes that he’d hoped Chul would send him off, but he’s going on his own. Dad says that he’s already dead, and his soul is terminal because he doesn’t know when he’ll go crazy again.

Dad: “You will go out to the real world, and I will end my life here. You will become human, and I will remain a manhwa character. You will break free from the predetermined settings I created, and I will die trapped in the setting I created… Isn’t life funny? Be happy. Make Yeon-joo happy. And if you meet Yeon-joo, tell her that I’m alive, so that she isn’t sad. Tell her that I’m living a better life, inside the manhwa that I drew.”

Tears roll down Kang Chul’s cheeks as he reads Dad’s final words, and in flashback we see Dad smiling wistfully as he wrote the letter and drew a photograph of himself to leave behind.

Su-bong narrates that Kang Chul spent two more years in prison in order to wrap up the manhwa world logically, and that time passed slowly for him.

Thankfully, only a week has passed in Yeon-joo’s world. Mom asks her where dad is, and Yeon-joo says without much conviction that he’ll probably show up if they wait a few more days.

She goes to Dad’s workshop and lingers in his empty office, and then she returns to the bus stop again. She walks through the pouring rain and sits there, looking utterly broken and lost.

At home, Mom answers Yeon-joo’s phone and says she left it behind, and Mom asks who’s calling. Could it be…?

Yeon-joo sits on the curb in the spot where Kang Chul died, getting completely soaked and on the verge of passing out. A car pulls up and stops just a few feet away, and when she opens her eyes, all she sees is a pair of feet walking towards her in slow motion… She begins to fall, and loses consciousness.

When Yeon-joo wakes up, she’s in a bright hospital room, and omo—she’s sleeping on someone else’s arm. She focuses her eyes and sees a man’s hand holding hers, wearing a familiar ring.

She turns around to face him, and there’s Kang Chul, spooning her in the morning as if nothing has happened. He opens his eyes and smiles at her, and Yeon-joo still looks like she doesn’t believe it.

He asks how she is, and says that he told Mom to go home and get some rest. He thought Mom would ask more questions, and says he couldn’t very well tell her that he was Yeon-joo’s husband, so he said he was her boyfriend.

Mom had asked if maybe they’d broken up at a bus stop, and guesses that this was what Yeon-joo was so broken-hearted about. She asked what Chul did for a living, and he handed her his business card from the manhwa world. You can’t keep doing that!

He tells Yeon-joo that he spent two years in prison, but it’s only been a week here. “I was worried that time would flow the same, and that you’d die from being sad alone. What a relief,” he says with a smile.

She finally reaches out a hand to touch his face, and lets herself believe that he’s really here. A tear escapes, and she lets out a trembling sigh of relief. (She’s wearing her ring again—did he bring her a new one?)

She asks after Dad, and Chul gets up to get Dad’s picture out of his coat pocket. He doesn’t say anything as he hands it to her, but it seems that Yeon-joo knows what must’ve happened, and she sobs as Chul holds her in his arms.

Sometime later, they sit overlooking the river and Chul points out that he’s now three years older than her. “So you really have to call me oppa now,” he says happily. Yeon-joo asks if it’s really really over, and he assures her that it is.

They snuggle and kiss, and Yeon-joo narrates, “Kang Chul’s story in the manhwa was a happy ending, but the real-life Kang Chul and Oh Yeon-joo’s ending is still unknown. But…”

Kang Chul finishes, “The two of them no longer stand at the crossroads of life and death like a manhwa, and although boring and ordinary, we hope that they will get an ending that lasts fifty years. Like other ordinary couples.”

As the sun sets, the final chyron appears in the corner: “The End.”

 
COMMENTS

Was that Yeon-joo’s manhwa ending or the drama ending? Not that it really matters, since both are her story. Okay, so I’m happy for the characters and relieved that Kang Chul is alive, and I think Dad’s sacrifice makes sense in the context of the story without reaching for a deus ex machina solution in the final hour. So I’m okay with the resolution on that front, because I was worried that the magical tablet would fix everything with a wave and not make a lick of sense. But URGH, I have SO MANY QUESTIONS, and the finale didn’t even begin to address all the things I wanted it to. I feel like I set out on this journey on pins and needles waiting for the explanation of all the rules that govern this world and the final clever twist—the why of it all—but in the end, I was left wondering if the writer didn’t know either.

Does the manhwa world just keep going infinitely, with no ties to the outside world? What made it possible for the manhwa to be the bridge between the two universes in the first place, if Dad really didn’t create that world himself? What gave Dad’s tablet magical portal abilities? Why didn’t we ever really explore the fact that Yeon-joo created Kang Chul first? I wanted to believe that there was something different about Chul and his capacity to become self-aware because of her, but we never found out what made him different from all the other manhwa characters, and why he became self-aware in the first place. I just feel like all of the fundamental questions that were raised were never answered, and that means I’m ultimately dissatisfied, because I wanted closure, not just on the characters’ lives, but on this construct as a whole—two worlds bridged by a manhwa that somehow operates autonomously, according to rules that change at will.

Here’s what I don’t understand: Why on earth would W the manhwa end on a false version of the story, letting readers believe that Kang Chul is dead, when it’s really the villains who died? If a happy ending falls in the forest and no one’s around to see it, IS IT HAPPY? Dad rendering the villain useless and disappearing as a consequence makes sense—after all, he’s the one who created the one-dimensional villain whose sole purpose for existing was to kill Chul and his family, and his fate became inversely tied to Kang Chul’s the second he was sucked into the final episode. But there’s no logical reason why the manhwa would misrepresent events to the readers, and suddenly end the second the villains are rendered moot.

If Kang Chul were the hero of the story from beginning to end, it should’ve included his happy ending even after the villains died. It doesn’t sit right with me that the manhwa just stopped when the villains stopped breathing, because that’s not how endings go! If Kang Chul thinking that he wanted to stop being the hero of this manhwa was what launched them into the final episode in the first place, then it should’ve ended in the ambulance when he realized he was finally done. Or after prison, if it was suddenly so important for his character’s logic to serve his full two-year sentence (But really, why should that matter if he’s no longer the hero?). I just feel terrible for Crazy Dog and all the fans of the webtoon, who basically got cheated out of their satisfactory resolution.

It seemed like a trick for the sake of a twist to have Kang Chul die in the manhwa but not really die, and I would’ve been much happier if Yeon-joo had come up with a plan to get them out, even if it had failed in the end, requiring Dad’s sacrifice anyway. Living in the manhwa world forever didn’t seem like a solution at all, and Chul going in by himself to save Do-yoon was pretty much the stupidest thing he’s done all series long. I was disappointed that they didn’t outsmart the villians or the manhwa itself, because what I wanted for Kang Chul was to step outside of the construct entirely and manipulate his world. His self-awareness ended up being pretty limited, and I thought the finale felt tame because our hero and heroine were just reacting to events happening to them, instead of taking control of their own fate like I ultimately wanted.

That doesn’t mean I’m dissatisfied with the series as a whole, because I still got my happy ending and Kang Chul gets to live in Yeon-joo’s world without having to be a hero anymore, and he didn’t die, and she didn’t have to meet a doppelganger Kang Chul 3.0 (this was my biggest fear, because I was scared he’d be based on a real person). For me the happy ending is that Kang Chul becomes fully human with complete free will, and the fact that he becomes a real boy is enough to make me not hate the ending. I just wish we had gone beyond Chul and Yeon-joo’s happy ending, because I think there’s an entirely separate happy ending for the audience, the one where we get all our burning questions about the mythology answered, and not get left entirely by the wayside.

It’s too bad that the show used up all of the truly amazing mind-blowing twists so early on in the series, because it made the second half feel rather slow and predictable in comparison, only because it started out with such a bang. I was still very much engaged in the characters’ journey through the end, but there was a definitely slowdown in pace and loosening of tension that happened when they reset Kang Chul’s world and wiped his memory. I liked Kang Chul 2.0 and enjoyed the twist on the amnesia trope and the more grounded relationship that came out of it. But there was inarguably a zippy, raw energy to the first timeline that couldn’t be replicated, and I think that was a flaw in how the story was told in the second half. And if there were one magic wand to wave at the end, I would’ve liked for him to remember both timelines in the final moments, even if that goes against the whole not-amnesia twist.

But I’m still walking away from this drama impressed with writer Song Jae-jung’s ability to create such a pulse-pounding, intricate supernatural story, even though if you look at her past works—Nine and Queen Inhyun’s Man in particular—it’s not much of a surprise. She bends time, space, reality, and our hearts on a regular basis, and though I have plenty of gripes about her raising all of these questions and leaving them unanswered, I’m still unabashedly a fan. I was actually more surprised by PD Jung Dae-yoon, who had done light rom-com She Was Pretty before this; but he turned out a visually expressive take on two worlds, and melded together the beautiful two-dimensional art with live-action in a really stylish way, which was crucial to making this crazy premise believable, and the transition between the worlds seamless. Everything from the music to the CG effects was in service of telling the story first and foremost, and the director impressed me with his flair for suspense.

As for the cast, in many ways it was the Lee Jong-seok show—and for good reason, because he was really so good, better than he’s ever been before—but I think Dad kind of stole his thunder in the final stretch, with his crazy killer mind-meld multiple personality thing. I do think that the horror-suspense really hinged on Kim Eui-sung’s acting, and he was so good that it gave me nightmares and made me question his sanity, and then the next day he’d make me sympathetic to Dad’s plight all over again. And I’d only started to like Han Hyo-joo with her more recent films, but I loved her as Yeon-joo. She was a little screwball, but that just made me laugh more, and I found her warm and relatable, which is pretty crucial in a story where the hero and Dad are intentionally very un-relatable. I felt her angst whenever she was separated from Kang Chul, and in the final episode I really believed she might die of heartsickness if Chul hadn’t shown up in time. Her noona-dongseng relationship with scene-stealer Lee Shi-un was especially endearing, probably in large part because Su-bong was the funniest supporting character I’ve come across in a long time. I will wait patiently for his spinoff until the end of days.

What drew me to W was the freshness of its sci-fi, manhwa, meta-dramaland premise. I loved that we couldn’t anticipate where the story would go, and that it would cleverly turn a standard narrative trope on its head, making the usual drama trademark move a handy tool for the heroine to use in the manhwa world. Kisses as weapons, and cliffhangers as escape routes; I never grew tired of the ways narrative tropes could be used to rewrite the story from within. As a drama fan, it was the ultimate validation—this is the language we speak, and the heroine was one of us, perceiving the world of the manhwa the way we perceive dramas.

At its strongest, W was dizzyingly fast-paced and addictive, and it made me sincerely ponder existential questions about free will and predetermination, and the role that fiction plays in our lives. It was thoughtful and engaging on so many meta levels, especially when the drama served as a cautionary tale about a careless writer who essentially created a monstrous villain out of weak characterization in service of plot. Dad was an avatar for all of the terrible writers out there who reach for the lazy tropes in the bag of tricks, from the truck of doom to the faceless villain with poor character motivation, to the female character who only serves to pine after the hero without an identity of her own (I liked the point that was being made about poorly written female characters with So-hee’s arc). And the moment you don’t treat a fictional character like a real person with dreams and hopes, a name, or a face… well, we’ve seen what happens then.

And I’m glad that Dad’s role as the creator of this manhwa was touched upon again at the end, because the framework of Dad’s story is the thing I found most chilling about this drama. I always felt that the underlying genre of this story was horror, not because it was scary at times, but because of the themes—W was like Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, and Dad’s story was classic horror tragedy in almost every regard, and I loved that aspect of the story. There’s something truly horrific about your mistakes coming to life, and your fiction trapping you in the rules you created. I don’t know think that the writer did a satisfactory job of explaining Dad’s supernatural controlled-via-tablet, sharing-a-brain relationship with No-Face, but I do find his end poetic and tragically karmic. It fits his genre, and his tragic character’s self-fulfilling prophecy. Ironic, in a story all about characters breaking free of their predetermined paths.

The thing I loved most about Kang Chul’s journey to free will is the idea of self-awareness breaking you out of a world. On a literal sci-fi level it’s the Matrix, or the manhwa world, but it can also be any construct that defines a person. The fact that Kang Chul’s greatest weapon is choice—choosing to step outside of his predetermined destiny, rewriting his own story with the power of that choice—it’s an ideal and a philosophy that moves me, because I believe that life is a series of choices and we define our own fate by the choices we make. A hero’s journey to gain the fundamental right to determine the course of his own life, live or die, is a story worth telling. Do I think this epilogue needed an epilogue? Yes, maybe two—one for all the ‘xplaining the writer’s got left to do, and one for all the cuddles I was cheated out of. I guess I’ll just have to imagine how the rest of the story goes, since apparently fiction has a mind of its own and decides it’s the end whenever it damn well pleases.

 
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Thanks for the recap GF.

I really felt like Crazy Dog was personifying what I felt about the end of W2W! I was left wondering- “Is this it? That’s it? What happened to a show that started with a bang- it just ended with a whimper!” I loved the show like crazy in the beginning but it just fizzled out in the end! Lee Jong Suk was brilliant but he felt like a caricature of Kang Chul in the ending. And I did not buy the romance at all.. It really looked like 2 actors were speaking their lines instead of 2 human beings in love.

Ah! I will just keep happy memories of a half brilliant show and a sexy winking Jong Suk. And Su Bong and Crazy Dog are love. No offence to people who loved it. I am just a little disappointed, that’s all. Looking forward to next week with Seo In Guk goodness.

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That "I love you" was flat. That scene could have had an impact if it were when he was waiting for her at the bus stop or when they finally met in the real world. But no! The writer chose to have that in a car where KC's driving and YJ's in the backseat with Dad. Really??

And did KC really has to say "You told me before that your husband never said 'I love you'..." Ughhh The way the scene played out was insincere and awkward like they're merely following the script. I got nothing. No emotional punch at all.

Until the very end, the romance remains to be bland. The romance really felt rush.

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Really? Interesting because I actually liked that scene.

To me it was a soft declaration of love in a moment where they didn't have time for grand gestures but he still wanted her to know what she meant to him. He seized the moment because he didn't know if he would have another chance and he didn't want to have her miss out on it a second time. Because it's not often in life you get a second chance to tell someone that you love them.

And I thought it meant even more to YJ because he bothered to remember that he hadn't said it the first time, so he made it a point to do it this time, even if dad was there and they were fleeing for their lives. You don't have to wait for the perfect moment, you can make every moment into a perfect one.

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I agree with you. That confession is meant to be a bittersweet one. They both knew very well that they probably not able to see each other ever again. The way Yeonjoo's eyes turned red after hearing the "I love you" really broke my heart.

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I was not hoping for grand gestures either. I'm all for sincerity be it grand or not. I was not feeling it here. The timing felt off for me as well. As for that line he said, we have different interpretations. As much as I want to see it your way, I can't. And believe me I want so bad to feel the emotion of KC and YJ, but I feel so disconnected with their romance. It bugs me as well because more than anything, I love a good romance/love story.

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I thought the confession scene was low key but given the dire situation, it was appropriate. My guess is that KC was waiting for a happier setting but since things turned out this way, he finally uttered the words at that moment.

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Same here,...I like that scene....I saw the Final BTS and I'm glad that LJS and HHJ are very close to each other,...looking forward to hear any love declaration some time soon, maybe? LOL. Kinda upset we didn't get no #4. Because if we get number 4, LJS may end up marrying HHJ, hahaha....They kissed 7 times with maybe so many NG and the duration took longer than the tv version, right? No wonder they were handholding all the time even when the camera was off. If we got number 4 on the menu, I'm sure there will be a young genius, cute, doctor to be KC and YJ....Ahhh

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i knowww...even i felt so...it was so poignant!!!

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The ilu scene was perfect. I agree with, michykdrama that he said that phrase before hand to show that he had empathy for her. KC knew that had hurt her. And since they were running out of time to figure out a solution or even losing the possibility of making out alive. (But not her? did that taking her off the family registry stand). He didn't want her alone without an ilu.

It reminds me of the dad in Doctors who hadn't said ilu to his bride yet. And when he finally did, totes tears. Life is too short to wait for a romantic moment, especially while on the run and your best friend is dying.

@Sun Yeon Joo tearing up got to me. My breathing became staggered and I was like "please no, I can't cry. The episode isn't half over."

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Booo. The bolding was supposed to stand?

Mianhaeyo, mary!

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I am NOT impressed with the end (apart from the part that they ended up together). They had sooo much plot to work with but they twisted the story so much that they eventually got confused.

W would have gone places if they had worked very well with their plot (again I problem of live production).

No mind blowing reveals.
Even the way the villian dead was *%#*#.
That almighty tablet would have been used to do soooo much GREAT THINGS, especially in this end!!

Please share your thoughts on the end. Gomawo고마워

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They're making us feel exactly like Professor Crazy Dog reading his final chapter of W with that ending. Grrr. I honestly don't know how the webtoon fans didn't find it strange. Their protagonist died and zero explanation of what happened to the bad guys?!

SO MANY QUESTIONS is about where I'm at as well. I couldn't believe the finale ended where it did. Was that really an hour? This show still stresses me out even after it ends!! How did Chul cross over to the real world after he got out of prison? I guess it's permanent? What happened to Do-yoon now that he knows about the other world too?

Can that "the end" magically erase itself and keep the drama going for us too? Waaa. I'm counting on you, special episode...

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I guess at least we know Su-bong will get his loan money back from Kang Chul now? :D

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I hated the "I love you" scene!! That confession sucked soooooo much! I mean, he didn't even looked her in the eyes, he was freaking driving for god's sake!

Everything in the scene was was so UNromantic, not worth of such strong words. WTF! Seriously, it felt like Chul only said the 3 words because, as he himself said, "your husband never told you he loved you"... and then Chul says he loves her... but it did not felt like a true heartfelt confession, it felt like he said it just to fulfill the lack of a previous confession. Aiiish!!!

Sniff!

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why must he look her in the eyes??

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Hmm...considering Kang Chul has a difficult time just complimenting her, I think the "I love you" scene was quite touching. Yes, he failed to properly put together a "romantic" confession, but he at least spoke honest words to her about his feelings which is quite an acheivement in itself. Remember that time when, instead of admitting his sadness and gratefulness, he yelled at her saying that he was not thankful for her bringing him back to life and then kissed her like 2 minutes later? Kang Chul is a complicated character because of his "setting" or the predispositions that he has as a result of being a manhwa character, and being able to express his feelings properly is a weakness that he developed as a result of having to repress his sadness and harden his character after the death of his family. We know that he has trouble being vulnerable so that "I love you" scene, in my opinion, no matter how random it might have seemed, is actually quite powerful in it's randomness. In a way, it's fitting that it is not a romantic confession, but a confession driven out of him as a result of desperation and that he clumsily expresses it.

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Why do you say that? It might not have been romantic or grand but it felt very much honest to me. Like an ordinary husband and wife who haven't gotten to know each other well in all their time of marriage, and in a moment when they don't know what the future holds, all he could do for her was let her know what she's been wanting to hear the most from him: that he truly loved her. Sure it's not "romantic" but it's sincere and it's moments like this we should appreciate and treasure in our own lives and not grand romantic gestures which we may never get. Also, if there's anything this drama has taught us, it's that fiction cannot always be grand in an unrealistic way if we expect to relate on a personal level, and most importantly: everything is not what it seems.

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I believe the first Kang Chul love Oh Yeon Joo, don't believe the second one.

Also agree on the fizzling out. Its just in Queen In Hyun's Man there is an explanation on his "travel" so I waiting for the how and whys and never got the answer.

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I feel you. I think Kang Chul 1.0 loved her for real than 2.0 ver. (I dunno if its in the writing or LeeJongSuk's take on the amnesia) but hey, who said this is an ultimate romantic story eh? Lols. Praise for the superb writing and directorial skills still! Kudos to W staff! :)

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Agree with u. The only thing I felt went very wrong with this show is when they started going with Kang Chul 2.0. It wouldn't have been a problem if he regained Kang Chul 1.0 memory or they in someway merged together to form the ultimate one and only Kang Chul anyhow.. maybe it would be okay if this is a 50ep makjang drama coz within just few episodes, Kang Chul 2.0's love feels too rushed it almost feels faked.

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+1

I don't know whether I'm having some attachment issues, but I'm still heartbroken over the fact that Kang Chul 1.0 decided that the only way was to subject himself to a prison of a life, just to protect the people he cared about.

I mean, he's like preserved in my head falling down the side of a building - can I have some resolution for that please? ?

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With Kang Cheol 1.0 the chemistry died too. Something was missing from 2.0 and Yeon Joo's romance.
I was rooting for 2.0 but he didn't have 1.0 cheekiness and boyish charm. It is awesome tho, that LJS was able to play these 2 characters so well.

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I actually found Kang Chul 2.0 pretty endearing in how he tried to learn everything about Yeon-joo and her world so that he could catch up with the relationship. I loved the part when he examined her room and noticed her mess. And the part where he got to hear Crazy Dog go off on Yeon-joo. Kang Chul 2.0 is the one who got to see Yeon-joo in her real and imperfect life. Kang Chul 1.0 was mostly in his fancy penthouse, where Yeon-joo was an interesting character who came and went outside of his control.

I wish there were more of those scenes for Kang Chul 2.0. That's a love line I'd root for.

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I don't agree with the commonly held understanding round these parts that he was two different characters/people. I just feel like he's the same guy who woke up missing a chunk of his memories. In real life people black out certain things or have partial amnesia and we don't don't take it as the person died or ceased to exist and consider them a new individual or "2.0." Anyone else? Thoughts?

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pickledplumtree: It's the same Kang Chul, yes, but they went through such different events and ordeal that has made the post-reset Kang Chul seem a lot more calm and collected than the first one. Hence the 2.0 upgrade. The "I'm a manhwa character" reveal for example, Kang Chul 1.0 responded with rage and depression, while the 2.0 responded rationally and systematically with his hypotheses. In fact, 2.0 continually referred to 1.0 as that guy from the manhwa, and didn't agree with choices that 1.0 made. 1.0 chose to erase that part of his life, after all.

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It was a magic drawing tablet. I cannot fathom how you'd expect to get an explanation of how a magic drawing tablet worked.

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You took the words right out of my fingertips. Unfortunately, I kind of saw it coming. I knew W wouldn't be able to keep the amazing storyline for long because there were just too many plotholes. The beginning was mindblowing but at the end of it all I kind of felt empty.
And eeep! Seo In Guk next week! Can't wait for him to be all sweet and cute and fluffy! Loved him Police Unit 38 being all badass, but I love cute Seo In Guk too! See, I'm so excited I can't stop using exclamation marks!

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Hehehe I get your excitement! Probably because I feel the same :P
I for one didn't foresee so many plot-holes and unexplained things because the writer seemed to know what she was doing! Maybe 16 episodes were not enough to turn her thoughts into a fully coherent show. 20 episodes might have been ideal.

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I feel the same, should've been 20 episodes, especially when Song Jae-jung even admitted that she underestimated the miniseries length. You could tell she completed half of the drama before shooting, then realized in the second half that shoot, she's running out of time and had to cramp everything in.

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I actually began noticing more and more plotholes along the way, but decided to just go with it because I wanted (WANTEDDD) this drama to awesome, awesomer, awesomest! ?

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I was what just happened? Is that it?
W ending was, what is the word for it "crap" although I am happy they ended up together.

Is it me or it seemed like the writers, directors and even the actors got tired of the show and just wanted it to end. The female and male lead had this "tired look in their eyes"

If am into the movie business I would have bought this story take it to Hollywood and you'all wouldn't believe what they will do with it.

Awesome plot and they killed it in the end

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@Arashi_lover this is a little bit on a tangent but - ME TOO! Arashiiiii!!! ??

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THEY COULD ACTUALLY EXTEND THIS AND JUST CHANGE "THE END" TO "TO BE CONTINUED" AND THEN EXPLAIN TO US ALL THESE PLOT TWISTS

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Wait isn't there a special episode airing for W?

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Fingers crossed!!!!!

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i'm in the same boat! it began with a great premise and it was a great start but by the middle, or maybe before the middle, I had resorted to only reading the recaps (as opposed to watching and reading the recaps) and finally I stopped all together...until this final recap. I even forgot that it was still airing.

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first, I would like to give a compliment for this drama. Yes, I little bit feel like "crazy dog" because this drama. But when I see it special episode which title the unfinished story, indeed I assumed maybe this drama not finish yet. There will be a sequele? we don't know yet. For me personally I love this drama too much. the idea a person came into manga or came out was really interesting. But the complicated and very twisted story in the middle it's episodes and also the idea 'it's a dream' to save or to erase bad kang Chul who has been shot oh Yoon Joo father really weird. Actually not weird for me, I knew it will be set like that because I can feel how hard for the writter to choose for the right solution.
I really love Han Hyo Joo and Jong Suk character, hyo joo in this drama play as a bright, clumsy and thinking less woman. Even if some viewer thought her act bad, it wasn't for me. Because the last drama Han Hyo joo I watch is briliant legacy which was she also has a bright character in that drama. So for me I didn't stick with her another character at all. In resume, I just know her very bright person. I didn't know Lee Jong suk much, but for me I like his character when his lost his memory. He calm and manly in that episode, especially when he speak at loud to oh Yoon Joo because she just kept starring and didn't give any help for patient. And the best was Kim Eui Sung character.

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I was literally just thinking about how the chemistry between Lee Jong Suk and Han Hyo Joo wasn't very believable. You're right, they looked like two actors speaking their lines. Of course, both of them are great actors on their own, it was the supposedly emotional romantic scenes that weren't as heart-wrenching as they were meant to be.

Fans are still waiting for the two to announce that they're dating, LOL. Don't think so, guys. They really couldn't even act like they were in love, so I doubt they are in real life. Oh, well. Let's just ship Lee Sung Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk instead.

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So that's it…all that drama for a contrived, inexplicable happy ending with plot holes big enough to swallow both worlds. *Sigh*

Well, at least the acting was good and Dad got a poignant goodbye thanks to Kim Eui Sung.

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For example, what polt holes are you referring to? Especially for the ending?

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For me:

1) How did the tablet become a portal to both worlds? Are there others?

2) Since W was supposedly a real world like ours, are there others? Could other webtoon makers access their worlds magically too?

3) Basically what magic allowed the worlds to merge?

4) And this is just me, but the ring and the dead man. Seemed so significant then but nothing now. Red herring I guess but I hoped there was a twist there at some point since they made such a big deal about it.

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Yes all those plot holes.
WHAAAAAT AND WHYYY. I THINK "W" STANDS FOR EITHER.
WHY DID THE TWO WORLDS EVEN COEXIST?
Why was Oh Yeon Joo pulled into that world, really?
What with all those variables or those rules, where it came from?
How did Kang Chul got back in the real world?
I mean, really? I.CANT.EVEN!!

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+100!

I was honestly waiting for bated breath for the ring and the dead man resolution. I was expecting some pretty mind-bendy writing for that - in good faith that the author wouldn't disappoint.

Of course, I don't hate the fact that she didn't address it (W is still a powerhouse drama in its own right), but it would've made everything that much tighter and sent W on its way to the Drama Hall of Fameeeeee!!

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Leaving things unexplained isn't a plot hole.

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Some of the plot holes:

1. With the manwha over, how did Chul cross over to the real world? Wouldn't the link between the worlds be broken?

2. What rule even allows Chul to be a real human now? How does he establish an identity (docs etc.) in the real world?

3. Is the 'magic' still sitting around in manwha world? How did it come to be in the first place?

4. How are they going to explain Dad's absence from the real world? Chul's absence from the manwha world?

On and on...

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Well. These are not exactly plot holes perse. They are just things for us to figure out according to each of our own understanding. Though I get what you mean.

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I think they rise to the level of plot holes since they are essential to the themes that drive the whole story: What is real and what isn't? What does it mean to be human? Questions the writer led us to ask, then ultimately ignored.

Also, Dad was essential, the beginning and end of this drama yet he was allowed to disappear from his real life in the real world (the one that matters) without a satisfactory explanation in that world. That's not an open ending, that's a flaw in the writing.

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How Kang Chul got out of the manwha IS a plot hole. It goes against the logic that was previously already established. It's not just something for us to figure out. It is a inconsistency that was never explained.

Also the manwha ending but the world still carrying on is an inconsistency as well which is a plothole. Even though the reason was given this time, it goes completely against the previous logic that the story had established with the world freezing when Kang Chul chose to end things with his death. The manwha should have still continued with Kang Chuls ending since we still know he was the hero and in control, since it was his choice for the last episode anyway.

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For the first question, I got reminded the one of the comments below. In episode 13, YJ narrated that after the webtoon ends, KC still can travel back and forth.

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But isn't that narration was YJ's imagination? That she hopes/thinks that the traveling-between-worlds would still work, and KC and her can be happily every after.

But I need a speak-out-loud confirmation that yeah really that way still works, with just one question from YJ about how he came to the real world, and just one sentence from KC that he came here the way he did.

But show fails to gimme that ?

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I agree!!

Don't get me wrong, it's because I love "W" so much that I disappointed but with such a great writer, how can you leave so many plot holes?

Kang Chul spent 16 episodes showing us that a character's will was as strong as a writer's, that you couldn't just toss a set-up so I don't accept the magical "he came back just because"!

Song Jae-Jung, you're a great writer but please, please stop with the deus ex machinas (it isn't the first time), they seem really lazy!

I love "W" but this ending...more holes than a Gruyere cheese!

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one in, one out. dad remained in, KC came out. enthropy was saved. or if not, then the difference is what caused the creation of an independent univers where W manhwa is reality and we're illusion.

KC could have come out before the drawn tablet disappeared. it's just time flows differently - it happened before, in the previous episode, with the blink-and-you'll-miss-a-year.

the manhwa ended because dad disappeared - end of story, literally. the characters in the story didn't freeze or anything because they were already independent. DAD was the liant - he created the characters and imagined the world, he was the one who set KC's unbreakable will, he is the FIRST to pass in the manhwa and the one who deletes the link when going away. (again, all the missing time and the rest of the lapses are parts of the deleting link, imho.)

for me, it made sense. yes, the KC 2.0 and YJ love story is less fiery - though they're still romantic, but hey, most normal people aren't in a manhwa romance story. a quiet love for quieter people is more normal.

also, they were kind of busy trying to stay alive, lol.

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err, entropy, universe, etc... lack of attention and second-language problems, sorry.

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Yeah I wanted to know how KC got back into the real world. Why did he have to stay for 2 more yrs in the manhwa?

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I guess we need a Season Two.

"WE NEED A SEASON TWOOOOO"

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For me it wasn't necessary plot holes, but somewhere in the last 2 weeks, I lost interest in the show. It just seemed to be repeating itself and pulling out cliff hangers and twists just for the sake of shock factor and not organic to the story.

Dad and Lee Jung Suk were stellar. Han Hyo Joo was inconsistent, good with the comedy and not so good with the emotional scenes, she seemed to have regressed even from her Dong Yi days.

All in all, W was good, but could have been better and will be remembered more for being different from the usual, more than for being the masterpiece that the early episodes projected that it would be.

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Agree with your comment on Han Hyo Joo, but I think the problem was with the character more than the acting. She had only 2 modes: cry or blank stare.

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Right?! I like her character so much more when she had things to accomplish and dialog to deliver. My favorite act from her was the angry tears ramen eating scene at So-hee's apartment. I felt her every pain and injustice.

Since her "death," she more or less got put on autopilot mode, except for maybe the court scene (where stare mode worked). I was so happy when she put the rings back and declared a happy ending possible. But then her very purpose to create that happy ending got taken away from her for the rest of the finale, and she became this lifeless helpless thing. Sigh. Didn't they learn a thing or two about writing characters badly?!?!

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Like how did he live in this world with no identification, no job, nothing. How would he survive? He couldn't be her home nugget forever. Heck, they can't even legally marry in this world.

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Hmmm. I don't think the drama will ever be able to answer this. It's up to your own imagination to believe that True Love Can Conquer All and they can Live Happily Ever After.

After all he is a manhwa character she drew that came to life. It's not supposed to be a story that's exactly true to life. Which is part of the magic yeah? Impossible can be possible.

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Naturally, someone could turn a blind eye to that. There are rules of reality that were bent, but there were still others that remained, and I think it still makes sense why people would be unhappy with a "True Love Can Conquer All" ending, because it's very shallow way to wrap things up.

Considering the way that W started, it appealed to a lot of people as a well-written and intelligent drama, but it's rather unfortunate that its writing more or less came apart and it became a "just sit back and go with the ride" one instead.

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@andy pandy
Oh I didn't mean that they wrapped it up with a Happily Ever After for the whole story, because to me it was a bittersweet ending, and they still have many obstacles to overcome. But they have the potential to have a happy ending with each other.
And I totally get why some people are upset about Not Enough Answers.

I just meant it in that we can't question everything that happens because the entire premise it based on something impossible. And to me the story felt consistent throughout in that it didn't break any of its own rules. It didn't explain everything for sure but it didn't contradict itself either. (At least to my simplistic brain it didn't. I may be wrong)

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He does have an IQ of like 200. I'm sure he could figure out a way to make money/ forge documents. He has a degree in computer engineering so it wouldn't be far fetched to believe that he could probably hack into some government facility and forge his own identity.

Not really a plot hole as others have suggested.

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since it is implied that he could still travel back and forth the 2 worlds, that means he still has access to his wealth and resources in W world.. with his smarts it's not out of the question that he can rebuild his career/ID in this world

what i'd like to know is if people would forever tag him as The Kang Chul cosplayer lol.. he couldn't even change his name now that Mom knows it

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its basically the same with QIHM..the male lead learn to make false ID in order to live in real world...essentially thats what will KC do...
how he's going to survive that????
dont ask...
a lot of criminals do that in real lives and survive...and so can he if he behave properly...

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Agree!
Actually... acting wasn't all that great. Only person I think was doing well was the dad.

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Even by just reading the recaps and watching snippets of the show I can tell just great the actor playing Dad is. He's certainly the biggest surprise, I mean the most pleasant surprise coming out of this show.

I started out really impressed with HHJ but she just fizzled out. LJS on the other hand is as charming as he always is.

I don't know if it's because we had really high expectations from the writer that the finale ended up being a disappointment. Perhaps this show could've been developed into a few seasons. Then that would give her time to really think of the story and the rules.

Having said that, I do wonder how writers pitch out their dramas to broadcasting stations since they would usually end up writing a story as the show is aired. Do they only sell their ideas and the first few scripts to begin with or what?

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"Do they only sell their ideas and the first few scripts to begin with or what?"

Yes I think that's how it usually works (at least that's what I learned from King of Dramas, lol).

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Dad looked miserable and scared in 1st few episodes and then growled in front of Kang Chul and then played the role of villain.

When he became the villain His whole acting level changed. I told my brother look at this dangerous guy. How can he be the father of Heroine?

Then he became father but my mind kept on reminding me he is Villain. Then Short shifts from good to bad to good.

Dad did best in Acting.

Hyun Joo did ok. I don't why people are more harsh on her.

Jong Seok was awesome in 1st half of the show.

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I love all the actors in W.
Dad was a very good actor. So hands down his character was awesome - totally unpredictable, scary and tortured.

And I thought HHJ delivered her part well. Whether perplexed or pining away, she was believable. I feel she did much better in W than her previous works which involved playing mostly sensible and serious character. In W, I think her persona was different from her dongyi/inheritance/iljimae roles. So I find OYJ as HHJ's most endearing k-drama character.

As for LJS I like him a lot here though I have not seen him in Dr Stranger. I do find him less relatable than OYJ or maybe he was just projecting a Manhwa vibe.

I believe the problem lies in a live shooting thst doesn't do justice to a complex script and universe. But I enjoyed the ride and it's been a wonderful and worthwhile W experience for me. Long live W!!!

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@stuffed Agreed about the acting! Dad was totally surprising. And honestly, LJS seemed to shine more playing Kang Chul 1.0 compared to later on - not sure whether this was an issue of writing, directing, or acting, but his charms really stood out for me at the beginning.

I totally bought every moment with Chul's 1.0 character and was even in love with his flat, semi-emotionless delivery - it seemed idiosyncratic and rather charismatic to me. Then towards the end, I started wondering why his little smirks (and the confession!) just didn't seem to do it for me anymore. ?

I wonder if our expectations were just too high..

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In my opinion the cast as a whole did good in the acting.

I think this is so not LJS's best work. HHJ is okay BUT do not let her have way too many crying scenes. She makes crying sounds that are awkward without tears. Her emoting is unstable. Sometimes she's doing it right. Other times, completely wrong and awkward. KES is the best. Hats off to Dad!

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'I think this is so not LJS’s best work.'

Is that a typo? You mean so far right?

I could be wrong though, though I personally think LJS leveled up from his last drama.

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IA. if anyone is ever in doubt of LJS' acting prowess i would like to point the way to that 30 minutes monologue/confrontation at the end of ep 5

he's definitely improved

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LJS's best moments were in the first half of W for me especially his scene confronting Dad and when he first found about his world. I personally think his best work is in DS even though the story was ridiculous.

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My love for Lee Shi Un is undying so he's my fav actor here.

KES made the drama what it was.

I don't really get the complaints on HHJ, especially not crying complaints. I get that people felt she was over done at some points. But I think the character demanded that. OYJ was a lot to hand and unbalanced. HHJ just portrayed her. And I can't recall times when her emotion wasn't communicated to me. It was my first project with her so maybe I'll notice what everyone is talking about one day.

Personally, the first half was LJS best work. But if we're talking about just his acting no one elsea Pinocchio & Doctor Stranger is still my number 1 and 2 best acting for LJS. He got to show the most in those roles.

But that might be because my judgment of an actor is their ability to:
1) convince me that they are feeling what their lines and actions predict
2) gain my empathy and have me feeling the same as them.

Side note: people have been talking about the way actors cry recently. I'm not trying to give the actors an out. But crying without tears is possible. It probably doesn't fit the textbook definition. But I know people who don't cry so much as get upset. More often than crying, for me is shaking uncontrollably and making crying, sobbibg, squealing noises.

So maybe it is awkward to watch. Nothing again @Celine. But that method of crying is entirely possible and sincere. Real people do it.

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No biggie! :) I do know that it happens for real too. However, with how HHJ did it in that scene in the hospital, it was obvious that she was acting for me rather than really feeling it as a character; hence, I said that her emoting is unstable. Using what you wrote on your judgement of actor's ability, I was not convinced that she was feeling what she's supposed to feel and I was not feeling it from her as well. Apparently even Korean viewers commented on that same crying scene.

I agree about first half being LJS's best work here. His 30 minutes monologue was intense. I also agree that DS, though it sucked quality-wise, was where LJS showed a wider range of acting. Pinocchio's another one too.

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Oh... LOL I thought she was dehydrated from too much crying during that part and went "Wow, the hospital scene is so realistic..."

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@Celine, I agree with the hospital crying scene. And it doesn't help that it really reminded me of Yoo In-na's scene in QIHM which basically had the exact same setup but boy was she delivering.

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@Celine The prison "Because I love you" confession scene was poorly acted from HHJ's part. I think that one and the Kang Cheol 1.0 shot her scenes stood out to me the most but I absolutely agree, the hospital scene was just as bad.

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True. Dad was really awesome as both dad and killer. I love HHJ but somehow her acting during the last episode didn't work for me. I only felt her during the I love you scen in the car and when she was in the bus stop while raining. Other than those, I don't feel her sorrow. I was really expecting to bawl over this last episode but that didn't come. I wasn't even ecstatic about how it ended.

They really should compensate us with a lot of "what happens to them" epilogue during tonight's episode.

And oh, thank you girlfriday, for sharing our W experience. That was a very looong comment for a final episode. :)

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@jellybine I agree with you totally. I am glad someone else shares the same sentiments.
I am sure GF took a long time to write those comments, it's almost like an essay of just the ending. Thank you GF!

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I, too, felt a little cheated about the ending. I was expecting so much from this show, and yet too many unanswered questions.

Though I still stuck with it till the end, I was not satisfied with the way it ended.

The first half was exciting and unpredictable but the latter part was just meh.

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So many questions left unanswered. I am not expecting for the writer to explain everything, but the big questions about the worlds were not address.

One of my big questions is how did KC manage to go back to the real world when he's done being the main character of the manhwa world?

Him being able to go back to YJ to live happily ever after without that part being explained makes the ending forced to be a happy one. It was easy.

Like what Korean viewers are saying "W's ending has no context". I wouldn't say entirely no context, but really so much important questions were not answered. It's like the happy ending was just slapped on the viewers.

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Exactly! You can't drive a story with big questions where your viewers tune in to know your answers then fail to even offer one. And I agree, the happy reunion seems to come out of nowhere.

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I think Arang did a good job at setting up a context i.e. the two worlds and their set of rules. That show left me feeling pretty much satisfied with what they intended the world to be and how the characters are affected.

I saw on Soompi that the writer for this show shared the scripts for the public to read or something. Can anyone enlighten me?

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The script can be downloaded here.
http://m.blog.naver.com/happycatmini/220810553778
But they are in Korean and only up to episode 15.
(Don't be cheated by the "16" on the file title. It is really episode 15. I hvnt check out the script in details yet so I am not sure which part are different from the show. )

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Just found the script for finale has been uploaded in a seperate post.
http://m.blog.naver.com/happycatmini/220812749460

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Oh my! Thanks Sun! Unfortunately I don't read Korean. I guess I will have to scour the net for the English translation when I can find the time.

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thank you so much for the link!! I'm gonna print all out and read!

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@stuffed This! After all the crazy fantasy work in dramaland, only Arang's ending is plotwise logical and satisfying for me. Mirror of the Witch is second but that's bittersweet (more bitter than sweet for me).

W's ending was a bit forced and seemed rush. It would have been better for this to have additional episodes to explain our unanswered questions.

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Yeah, that was one of my main questions:

- how did Chul come back to this world? why did he have to wait until he went out of prison? what was Dad's part in all this?...

- if the theory of Chul was right about two parallel worlds existing and connected with the tablet, why the characters disappeared when they were not of use for the manwha anymore? this was a very good explanation and I could have bought that W was an independent world going on, such as the story "invented" by Dad coincided with what was going on there. Ufff, anyway my brain cannot take more convoluted disquisitions today...so whatever.

- and the most important: where are all the kisses and the everyday romance that we should have seen before "the end"? :'(

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-Kang Chul is self-aware => as such, he can travel between the worlds at will; the final episode blocking interdimensional travel has ended, therefore, he can freely travel again.

-Why did he wait until he got out of prison?
If he escapes prison with dimensional travel, the prison guards have an UNEXPLAINED plothole that might lead to their self-awareness and the manhwa world freezing up?
By serving his sentence, and then dropping off the face of public scrutinity, he can disappear without anyone wondering where went.

-If KC's theory of two independent worlds existing is true, why did we have "sudden existence failure" as threat for various characters in the manhwa world?

Well, obviously the theory is wrong. The worlds are not independent at all, but can influence each other on several levels:

1) The writer can influence the world/its characters by writing/drawing. This has been consistent from Episode 1 to 16. The nurse attempting to kill KC, without knowing why, the faceless murderer, especially that Lawyer Han Cheol Ho who "committed suicide" because the writer wanted it that way.

2) Both humans (Dad, YJ) and manhwa characters(Chul, Face, Han Cheol Ho, that girl sidekick...) can travel between the worlds; sometimes voluntarily, sometimes against their will

3) If the "divide" between the worlds is large, then the ability to influence each other is very disparate => the manhwa world can hardly do anything, the author is invincible, etc...

But if the "divide" lessens, the lines are blurred, then the manhwa rules "infect" the humans and allow them to be affected;
similarly, the manhwa characters in the real world gain "real-world" characteristics, aka the ability to influence and kill humans, the ability to reflect on the existence of a second world, to travel at will between the worlds, etc...

What are the manhwa-world-rules?
1) As long as the manhwa W runs, the real world exerts influence on the manhwa world; this is the cause of the mind-control of characters according to the authors whim, and the cause of the flickering if a character acts against his settings WHILE THE READERS ARE WATCHING.

As soon as the manhwa ends, the flickering/mind control stops, and the manhwa world regains its independence.

2) Tropes apply - hence YJ being able to perform a difficult procedure on the first attempt to save KC in the beginning - a failure might have been realistic, but not narratively/dramatically appropriate.

-Why no "pay-off", aka kisses/romance to calm down after this horrible whirlwind of DRAMA and DANGER and CONFUSION?

... the recent events would have made such a thing very atypical - YJ lost her dad to a tragedy and is still recovering, KC needs to establish an ID in the real world, Su Bong needs to recover and probably find a new job...

The most the show could give us was a hopeful glimpse of an uncertain future, that will be hopefully dreadfully boring and ordinary...and happy.

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Thank you for verbalizing every words I cannot splurt out. This drama is still messy with all of the loose end and unexplained matter. But it doesn't stray from its rules either. It's still consistent with what has been established. And that's one point that still make me hung up with it.

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This! I agree with this.

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Wow.. thank you for your explanation. Now i understand a bit about some unexplained question.

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WOW...you summarize everything perfectly... there is no inconsistency if we follow the story properly ..the rule stay the same...the variables the same

trust me... i am one of few people who are too dumb for this kind of drama, but if someone can explain the rules like you, then i can understand the story more :)

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Wow. What an explanation. Thanks, but still, it would have been better if the drama actually showed/supported/established these rules clearly instead of just having Kang Chul and others talking about it. I think that's one of my biggest problems in the second half of this drama. The rules were very clear at the start because they showed OYJ testing them, living them, and being affected by them. Then in the second half, Kang Chul decided/figured out on his own that he could travel back and forth between the two worlds without actually establishing a believable reason behind his sudden awareness (second-time around coz he forgot about it). The way he accepted everything after reading the comics YJ left behind, how he started being so all-so-mighty by being able to travel at will, just felt so inconsistent with the first half.

I'd love it more if the drama focused on Kang Chul trying to validate and make sense of his existence, how he came to be, and the factors leading to him being self aware. I would have loved it if he explored the boundaries of his manhwa world more and learn how the two worlds influence each other.

I would have liked this drama more if it clarifies things every now and then and I don't have to rely to other people's interpretations. I am thankful for those who try to clarify some stuff, but again, it's just the viewers interpretation and not the writers or the directors or the drama. And now that the drama is done, we won't have REAL explanations to everything.

Just glad that this drama ended. I am so done with it and so looking forward to moving on to Jealousy Incarnate.

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the number of people needing clarificationn for this just shows the drama has not done a good job in explaining it.

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Thanks for your explanation. I was confused with the ending. I think W is one of the drama that would benefit from more episodes towards the end. I am glad that MBC took a chance with W. I agree that the director is good and the actor that played Dad is awesome. He is a villain that gives me a nightmare, but I cried as well towards the ending. Some awards for W, please.

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Thanks for your great explanation! *thumbs up* :)

To add my 2 cents worth on why the villains' death were not portrayed to the w comic in real world. Yeon Joo mentioned in ep 2 to Su Bong the rules that because w comic revolves around Kang Chul, what unrelated things others do elsewhere and their thoughts are not displayed in the comic. Thus, when dad killed off Han Cheol Ho, that arc has no relation to Kang Chul coz he already fulfilled his arc of being shot and collapsing on the curb. That arc only pertained to dad and Han. Thus the readers in the real world didn't get to read that arc.
Hope this helps. My take is there is w world, real world and w comic portrayed in real world. So what readers read is not everything that happens in w world. Even the part when Yeon Joo met So Hee at hotel is probably not drawn out in w comic since there's no kang chul in that scene. Yeon Joo probably only appeared in w comic at courthouse scene.

On how Kang Chul came back to real world. In ep 12, he mentioned his 2nd hypothesis of leaving w world when you fulfil the mission for that chapter. Since Kang Chul, Yeon Joo and Dad were summoned to w world for the final episode (at different timelines!). When Yeon Joo sees End chyron she is transported back to real world since she fulfilled her mission. Dad betrayed his character synopsis prescribed in w comic and vanished. Kang Chul haven't fulfil his mission of his character hero description. Thus he had to be jailed for 2 years before his mission is fulfilled and his End chyron comes too for him to go back to real world? This is purely hypothesis to make myself feel better though, lol.

And show, you still owe the 5 kisses!!!!
Pls make up for it by showing all the bts of the kiss scenes in the Special. *pleading wish*

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Okay after giving it some thought, something came to me, the webtoon didn't show SM/villain dying, because he had already died, remember KC killed the villain (after YJ got shot). So in the webtoon world the villain is already dead. SM is probably a severe glitch, where he got infected with the villain's memories/impulses once the villain died.

Also about why KC took the news so well the second time around, the way I see it is that KC had a month to accept the facts as he waited to meet YJ for some answers, after reading the webtoon. Second the first sequence of events may have been turned into a dream, but the events still happened. Dreams can sometimes be very vivid, and we remember them. So even though KC at that point didn't remember the "dream" his subconscious already knew. This also explains why YJ was being pulled again into the webtoon even after the reset, and she running into KC at similar times as the original sequence.

On a side note, this is also why I choose to believe that in the end, when KC reunited with YJ in the hospital he had regained all his memories, and remembers his "dream"

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You summed it up very nicely! Thank you! I wish the show explained these things more clearly

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Thanks, very well explained !! at the end, the writer has explained to us why the ending is boring and ordinary... hahaha...

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Do-yoon also became aware of existing in a manwha world however. Is he ganna come over to the 'real world' ? Or maybe it's his choice to just keep living his 'manwha' life.

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Just watch the BTS for ep 16 --- even HHJ complained there were still 3 kisses left :), but the director told her to kiss passionately for the amount of 3 kisses to make up. I felt much better after watching the BTS, sweeter and more beautiful than the real show.

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W's ending has no context, maybe it's because YJ's world is actually a manhwa. See the "The End" chyron at the very end?
*Desperately trying to make peace with whatever ending the writer gives*

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Actually, that is a very good observation - but not *quite* correct.

As i understand it, YJ's world is not a manhwa, but...
a Kdrama, that we have been watching.

The "The End" chyron at the end was simply a subtle way of breaking the fourth wall.

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Haha I know. I'm just trying to hypnotize myself into accepting the ending.

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Actually, when i saw End chyron in real world, part of me is half wishing that is manhwa world too. That would explain how the all powerful tablet came to have such super powers to even pull real people into w world. So w world is like manhwa inside manhwa? That would be so cool. Then that means Yeon Joo is hopping over from her romance story in real manhwa world to guest in a thriller story in w manhwa world, lol. And Kang Chul escaping his thriller genre in w manhwa to be in romance genre in real manhwa. Lololol.

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The fact that it ended with no twist for me was the reason I want my questions answered.

If it had ended with the words, to be continued. And then the screen turned into a different color that signifies that we are in another world, would have made it better for me.

At least that way, I would have accepted that these questions will not be answered here. And that more questions will arise. This is what science fiction supposed to do. I just hate that the drama ended as a romance.

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omg yes!! I was expecting a "to be continued" after that last scene and a change on the colours. it would be bold and amazing tbh

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I don't know if people will see this but for those who are not satisfied, Song Jae Jung uploaded all 16 of the episode scripts on her blog here:
it's obviously in hangul and if you can't read it well...
there's also a W sp episode with interviews, commentary and other stuff that would also help clarify things for viewers. Writer jung already said that the drama was only able to cover a very small amount of the actual scripts she wrote. I'd be surprised if most of the stuff people want answers or further explanation for are not addressed in either the SP or the scripts. idk if anyone is going to sub the SP either (let alone translate 16 drama scripts lol)
So yeah if you know korean, then u have these options available to you. if you don't then...sorry lol (i dont know hangul either, but it's one of the languages im studying atm, so perhaps one day i will. i really want to read her scripts!)

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Oooooooooh. If we could get our hands on that, that'd be great!!!

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to be continued.

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Another annoying part is that they made reference to the fact that Yeon Joo created Kang Chul and they used that fact to do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. They twisted the story so much that they lost their way

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I tink the main purpose is just that she is also one of the creator and hence can draw him

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We got our happy ending!!!!!!!!!

I think this was a great send off for an awesome series. Although it was a bit more tame than what we usually get, I was still on the edge of my seat. Honestly, I had no clue where Song Jae-sung was taking us but it was an enjoyable and somewhat crazy ride. Chul got shot in the first 10 minutes and I was literally screaming, "Really Jae-sung?!" But even that wasn't enough! She had to make him freaking die and disappear before Yeon-joo's eyes. Because apparently we needed Chul to die again. I was legit feeling like Crazy Dog at that 'ending'!

But then we got that wonderful narration from Soo-bong and I let out a huge sigh of relief. I knew he wouldn't die. She wouldn't have killed him right??! That would be crazy!

And she didn't! And they were reunited and it felt so good! I'm smiling so hard right now it's ridiculous!

I'm sad about YJ's Dad but I like that HE made the decision to make the sacrifice for everyone. It was the right thing to do. That was probably one of the best if not saddest decisions he made this whole series.

To say I'm sad that the journey has ended for W is an understatement. I will miss this crazy show so much. Everything was top-notch! The acting, the writing, the directing. It was all good! And the ending... It was everything I wanted and then some!!

P.S- I could have gotten more kisses but that's just my personal complaint.

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Forget the convolutedly convenient rules of the drama for a second.

How on earth is it a happy ending when the story ends with the person whose profession is just a writer dying with no one knowing the better to remember him by, when the worst he has done is kill a fictional person in a world where things can disappear anyway. Through no will of his own I might add. Let's say he's a horrible being. Poor guy didn't even went through trial and even went insane. If Sohee manages not to disappear, so should others. You have a FREAKING TABLET!!! Where in my life can I just draw and redraw anything to my convenience??? I sure as hell would use it better.

Is Kang Chul going to have to lie the rest of his "happy" life to Oh Yeon Joo about the most significant thing in her life? Sure, she's not going to start missing her father, and wonder how he's doing, and what's happening to his life on the other side. She's not going to try to find a way to get there. And Kang Chul won't have to lie through his teeth. What a beautiful relationship. What a happy fulfilling life. What a cosplay and mockery of the "happy ending" it touted. As this drama told us itself, Romance should NOT be everything even if you want it to.

Drama, I don't regret knowing you, but I sure as hell regret the way you chew more than you could bite. Arrogance over your own cleverness is a no no. I can't believe I'm saying this, but this drama conned me better than Squad 38 into believing in it.

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I don't think that KC lied to YJ, because the minute he showed her that photo she knew that her father had disappeared/died. This also explains why she cried bitterly in KC's arms. I mean she already knew that KC and SM couldn't both have the happy ending, one of them had to go.

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in the last few eps the premise is that the W world is an ACTUAL world in parallel dimensions, with the manhwa as a bridge of sorts. the only fictional characters in that world are the ones drawn by OSM, so the nurse was actually a real person in that world

and i think YJ understood what happened to dad when KC gave her that picture

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Exactly, therefore the title "W - Two Worlds".

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Exactly my feelings after the finale. Why did OSM had to die and what wrong did he do to deserve that and us to believe that it was for the better? His death to me is equivalent to that of the prosecutor in city hunter and Eun Shi Kyung in King 2 hearts. It was just a sacrifice. And I think that scene when KC showed YJ the picture meant that he told her that he died. He did not lie about his father being alive.

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I also agree with @sweet&sour that YJ knew Dad was gone. Because all 3 of them knew that it was either KC or Dad. And to me, Dad giving her his photo was a way of saying, remember me like I am in this picture, not the me you saw at the end. And if dad had been alive, KC would have just said so. Some things are impossible to say out loud because they hurt too much.

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Sad, right? Even though she denied having to choose between Dad and Kang Chul, and she insisted that there must be a way for all three of them to have a happy ending together. In the end, her choice to put the rings back on their fingers virtually foreshadowed Dad's disappearance. At least it was very well executed as Dad's own decision after finishing his job as the manhwa's creator.

Why the sacrifice of Dad's character? No-Face was undoubtedly a creation of Dad's hands while he was in a hopeless state. A creation gone so wrong, he murdered countless innocent people in both worlds. A creation so crucially representative of the dark side of Dad's mind that their face and memories became intertwined. I know making up a bad character is not a crime worthy of the punishment of death, but I saw no other logical way out for Dad at this point in the story. He's become so wretched between his uncontrollable urge for violence, his guilt, and his other self inflicted health and mental issues. I thought this was a rather humane ending for him.

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He didn't lie to her! He showed her the picture and she burst crying. She totally understood!

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The moment I understood why the webtoon actually had a happy ending and KC was not dead. *goosebumps*

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Right?! I'm glad I noticed the third car Chekhov.

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You noticed?? Wow!!

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Well, there was one car - KC which was abandoned
Then a second car -YJ the driver got out.

While I was yelling at her not to cross the street with traffic, I saw it.
A third car, oddly not moving. Not signaling for a turn. Not seeming to be waiting for YJ. They didn't even hit their horn to get her attention. Why? Wae? It better not be the assemblyman?!

And then the flashback explained it all, what happened with the assemblyman and the 3rd driver.

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Can you please enlighten less astute individuals such as myself? Lol. =D

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Dad made himself disappear because he killed the other villain and helped to get KC's happy ending, which is entirely against his pre-setting.

The moment the two villains died and disappeared, the webtoon ended. With KC lying on the curb alive.

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So in reality, Chul simply had to take out the villain to make the manwha survive? Thats it? That's lame.

We were led to believe that it was something other than that...I would have believed it more if they told me that the tablet was powered by magical energizer batteries from another universe!

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Heck, what I wanted to know is how the webtoon is being sent to the editors and uploaded. O.o

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I think you misunderstood here.

Of course if KC took out the villains then it would be the end.

However, at first, one of the villains, the culprit, can not be identified cause it has no face no id no character no background.

Later, when the culprit was given an ID which is the author. Then KC could not kill the author because that's Dad. This is the dilemma.

Think about it. There is a main character with a god-like tablet. He could have rule the webtoon world if he wanted with that device. But no he could not. because the villain was dad.

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