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A Couple’s World: Episodes 15-16 Open Thread (Final)

We’ve reached the conclusion of our tale, and it sure is an intense one! Our heroine embarks on her final battle, but learns that victory might not look like she thought. A Couple’s World pulls all the stops this week, and it’s a pretty remarkable tale of choices, actions, and consequences.

 
EPISODES 15-16 WEECAP

We ended with quite the explosive scene last week, and my oh my, but history repeats itself. Da-kyung confronts Tae-oh much in the same way as Sun-woo did a handful of years ago: both women ask him for the truth about his affair. He lied to Sun-woo (and spawned this crazy drama, literally and figuratively); will he change his ways the second time around?

A Couple’s World does not disappoint in its final week. It’s still doing things I didn’t expect, making me gasp, and really, when has the ring of a doorbell been so frightful? This drama is a master at tension, but what it’s even better at doing is getting under your skin. Making you doubt what you just saw. Making you wonder what’s lurking behind those smiles. And for goodness sake, did anyone else think that Da-kyung poisoned Tae-oh’s breakfast for a second?

Tae-oh admits his adultery to Da-kyung, who is determined (as Sun-woo was at the start) to put it behind them, to hold her family together, and to forgive him. Tae-oh’s pretty broken up for about ten minutes, and then presumes himself forgiven just a little too easily. I can’t say I feel even remotely sorry for Da-kyung. She continues to play the victim with her so-called second wife syndrome, when she’s actually the one that tore their family apart to begin with. Regardless, things get very interesting.

Sun-woo is still our phoenix risen from the ashes. She’s paid (very metaphorically) for her past wrongdoings with that near-death last week, and now she has gotten her son back. I was so relieved to see these two talking and communicating — I knew they could do it! And how lovely that the second Sun-woo talked to him, explained, and didn’t treat him like a child, he was able to open up too.

If you, like me, expected Da-kyung to be at Sun-woo’s throat after that reveal, things actually took a refreshing (and super satisfying) turn. Sun-woo joins forces with the Yeo clan, and before we even know what’s happening, it’s time for the Tae-oh takedown. Chairman Yeo was ready from Day One so it doesn’t take much — and Da-kyung finally comes to her senses.

Sun-woo’s repeated warnings and mockery of her finally get to Da-kyung; the women share some pretty great scenes where Sun-woo admits, and Da-kyung realizes, the extent of Tae-oh’s Shakespearean-level madness. The same perfume, similar nighties, fashion sense… and of course the infamous Sting proposal song that I’ll never be able to hear in real life without a cold sweat.

Although it’s rather fast, the whole sequence of the Tae-oh takedown is extremely satisfying. Declined credit cards. Office spy packing up Tae-oh’s things. Da-kyung, Jenny, and company leaving Gosan as suddenly as they arrived — and leaving Tae-oh behind, utterly destitute. It’s mighty harsh, though no one would argue that he hasn’t earned this suffering.

With Tae-oh defeated once a for all, Sun-woo has her victory. She returns to Gosan since it’s Joon-young’s wish, and they attempt normal life yet again. But the show’s not over yet, so this victory just feels like yet another temporary state on this never-ending rollercoaster. And so it is. Though Sun-woo and Joon-young are relatively happy and adapting, there is still a final act left in the drama.

By this time we know Tae-oh has nailed his stalking skills, so he goes at it again, pursuing Sun-woo and Joon-young. This culminates in another terrifying road trip for Joon-young, but this time the roles are inverted, and it’s Tae-oh that runs off with him to a clifftop. Gah, how much do I love stories that circle back on themselves? It’s delicious as a pattern, but it’s also important here because it’s signaling to us that things are adding up, culminating, and we are soon going to reach some sort of conclusion.

A Couple’s World has had me by the throat from the beginning, and it hasn’t stopped since. They wanted us to believe that Tae-oh has possibly drowned his son, and I fell right into that suspicion (willingly, of course, and that’s why this show is so magnetic). But instead of any violence, what really happens is that we meet a destroyed Tae-oh.

Sun-woo takes pity on him once she knows that Joon-young is safe, and the three go out to dinner. She’s faking normality in order to keep the situation under control and to get a read on Tae-oh as well. His suggestion that they get back together leaves both Sun-woo and Joon-young completely shocked, horrified, and going through the emotional ringer yet again.

Has Tae-oh not learned anything? Does he really think he can go back to the way things were? He’s still shameless, but at least to me, I see a bit of a shift in his mentality. Finally, he realizes he’s saying goodbye to both Sun-woo and Joon-young for the last time. He tells Joon-young, “Don’t turn out like me,” and tells him not to forget that “the most precious person is the one that stands by your side.” If nothing else, Tae-oh realizes his choices have robbed him of the things that were dearest to him.

After parting from his ex-wife and son, Tae-oh runs into the path of oncoming truck. While this is completely in line with my expectations for his character and character arc, it’s so completely harsh, especially with Sun-woo and Joon-young looking on from afar, that it shakes you.

It’s another tease, though. The truck has stopped short, and a broken Tae-oh is held by Sun-woo (much like she was held by Yoon-gi after her own suicide attempt — another example of this full circle/culmination idea). I just loved Sun-woo’s narration here:

The person who tore my heart into pieces. The enemy I killed. My other half whom I utterly resented… and also loved from the bottom of my heart. He was both my foe and comrade. He was both my best friend and archenemy. My husband.

It might not be the ending note of the drama in terms of its running time, but it’s definitely the culminating moment of their story, and it’s a powerful one.

The two must endure a final cost for their actions, though, and that’s the loss of Joon-young. It’s not a literal loss (thankfully and surprisingly), but that doesn’t make it any less painful. This boy has been pushed to the brink. After this scene in the street, he drops his phone and takes off leaving his parents pleading and searching for him.

It’s the ultimate agony for any parent, and it’s a suffering that they’ve brought on themselves and must endure. But A Couple’s World has always had a soft spot for Sun-woo — she is our heroine after all — so after a painful year of enduring Joon-young as a runaway, she’s rewarded. The doorbell rings one afternoon, and someone walks in. We don’t need to see who it is; it is enough to see is her reaction.

Man, I really liked this ending. It wasn’t what I was expecting at all — I was totally ready for a bloodbath and murder-suicide at this point, and the more they teased it, the more I expected it, and the louder I expected it to be. Instead, A Couple’s World makes yet another unexpected decision, and takes a more subtle turn. You could even call it slightly moralistic.

“Life is a result of your decisions.” That’s the thought we’re left with as we reach the resolution of our drama. Tae-oh has learned this all too well, and we’re left with no doubt that he’s going to struggle and regret for the rest of his days. Sun-woo, as well, is left with the consequences of what she’s done. She might have been the victim to start, but she was just as vicious as Tae-oh, and it fit that we had to see Sun-woo pay the price for that as well.

Humility is the end-game for both of them, and that’s somewhere I didn’t expect our drama to go. It’s moving, somewhat sobering, and is a cool nod to the Greek tragedy that this story was inspired by. If hubris was the force behind our story’s drama-coaster, humility is the opposing point that it ends on. And to that I say well-played, Show. Well-played.

 
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this drama was TOP NOTCH -- the actors were fabulous, the screenplay was adapted to suit the Korean Drama format exceptionally well.

the British original version was different, more "mean spirited" so to speak. the Kdrama version was more humane, more compassionate (?? is this the right term?)... it was more relatable to asian sensibilities/morals...

i liked it very much. i very much disliked the conniving original British version, but again, i am asian so of course i am biased...

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WTF? Joon-young runs away from home for a year? I never watched Doctor Foster and avoided spoilers, so immediately after watching the finale, I read the ending and discovered this was the original ending. But thankfully, A Couple's World did not make Joon-young sexually assault No-eul because Joon-young was the only reason I watched this drama, and sexual assault would have made me drop him.

Except for Joon-young, I was emotionally detached from the other characters. I stopped rooting for Sun-woo, so I didn't feel sorry for any of the adults. When Sun-woo betrayed Hyun-seo at the police station, I didn't feel sorry for Hyun-seo, and when Ye-rim received the photos of Je-hyuk, I didn't feel sorry for Ye-rim. Everyone got what they deserved. I could tell every character was getting redemption (Je-hyuk, Myung-sook), so my hatred turned to apathy. Even Tae-oh and Da-kyung, I stopped hating. I was glad Sun-woo didn't end up with Yoon-gi because she never liked him. If they got together, it would only be because she felt indebted to him.

I never believed Tae-oh would kill Joon-young, but he is nothing but selfish for killing himself in front of his son. If Joon-young's catalyst for running away was his parents' embrace, it was literally relief that her ex-husband and father of her child was not splattered on the pavement. There was no love at all in Sun-woo's reaction. Didn't Doctor Foster fans not like the ending?

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Tae Oh was nothing but selfish PERIOD.

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Most of all to the truck driver. Living with the guilt that he killed someone even if Tae-oh was the one who jumped in front of his truck is torture.

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So.. the rollercoaster ride has ended with mixed feedback from the viewers. I personally didn't really feel satisfied with it mainly because :
1. Speculation about the open ending : I refuse to believe that the ending scene when Joon Young came back home was just Sun Woo's hallucination just because he was wearing black clothes (it could mean death, bad things happened, just like Jehyuk and Yerim's outfit color when they announced their reconciliation but in the end they broke up) and because they blurred his face (╥﹏╥) Sun Woo deserves happiness after all the hardships..

2. They kinda wasted Kim Yoon Ki character (he's one of the best thing that have ever happened in the drama !) but I also understand that the focus was more on Sun Woo, Joon Young, and Tae Oh relationship as a family. Maybe we can see more of Sun Woo and Yoon Ki in special episodes next week, I especially wanted to know about the ocean scene where there're no stuntman involved [ ngl I was shocked the first time I read the article about it (ノ゚0゚)ノ~ ]

3. Lee family left Gosan, Da Kyung got another chance to live a good life but she definitelly will have a hard time to accept another man in her life (although she seems like she doesn't need a man considering her wealthy family)

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Meanwhile, I gave them a nod for :
1. Tae Oh being broke (although I wanted him to get a heavier punishment since he's still a trash until the very end)
2. Yerim and Jehyuk's inevitable separation
3. dr. Sul being a happy single lady

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No woman "needs" a man regardless of their family background. If anything that's what Dakyung's final scene signaled to me: she realized it was time to live her own life and focus on her own goals and dreams. Not that it was "hard to accept another man".

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Am I the only one who's still wondering if the last scene was true or just sunwoo's hope or imagination?

The way she narrates how she's still waiting for redemption and maybe she can finally forgive herself.

Nah? Yeah its just me. Lol.

Cause if it is just her hope, it very much ended the way Doctor Foster did. With Tom / Joonyoung still a missing person.

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I think the last scene is real because once in the credits of the final episode there is a photo of Sun-woo hugging Joon-young!

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But it was being included on behind the scene pictures, not in the actual scene T_T

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I hate open ending. Even though it was blurry you can tell that it's Joon Young.
It could be real or an imagination.

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You are being naive. Tae oh is a narcissist. He has not learned the lesson you think he has learned. What he learns is that if he manipulates his wife she will protect him from his mistakes. Look up the psychological term gaslighting...
Alas, Sun woo fell for it because at heart she cares for him...
Just like her abused patient in earlier episodes, and just like many women abused by partners, she does not see he is just playing with her emotions to control her.

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Tae Oh is incapable of admitting that he makes mistakes and to him everything he does is someone else's fault. I really got a kick out of how Tae Oh was starting to grate on Da Kyung toward the end--him slurping his noodles irritated her no end. She looked at him with such disdain because she felt he was crude--I so wish he had realized that.

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haven´t watched this drama, but might if only I find time. I have still a lot of homework from the lockdown (we went back to work now but I couldn´t finish the load).
tired of blank faced rookies, so maybe real actrors is what I need

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Thank you for the weecap, @missvictrix! I agree with @spazmo that the story was adapted to suit the asian viewers. I agree that Sun-woo tried to save the marriage in the beginning - she actually went thru the stages of being the victim of a cheating husband - denial, obsession, anger (revenge), got depressed when even Joon-young hated her, and in the end trying acceptance so they could at least live as friends, if not lovers. But Joon-young saw it as Sun-woo being swayed again, that's why he ran away. In the end, I thank the writers for Joon-young coming home. He is the victim I've been focusing on since the beginning.

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The ending seemed open ended and I despise open ending. They drive me bananas. That being said I'll just treat it as if he finally came home, after a yr(😑😑😑). I get it though, the sheer unadulterated emotional manipulation required to pretend to kill yourself in front of your child is enough to make anyone want to run away. I loved this drama, kudos to the writers and the actors.

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I still dont get it why JY would run away? SE hugging TO doesnt mean anything! Even JY thought TO really committed suicide and shouted “DAD!!” So whats wrong with SW hugging TO?

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He probably thought that his mother couldn't let go of TO and might get back together with him. It's like what he said to TO after he saw them having sex--"Why can't you guys be done with each other?"

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It wasn't about the hug. His dad just ran into traffic because all the craziness led him to that, that would be complicated for every kid and JY didn't know how to deal with his complicated parents any more than they knew how to raise him.

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I have no doubt that Tae-oh was already suicidal, but the reason he ran into traffic and said to Joon-young, "This is really the last time" is because Sun-woo told him, "If you're going to keep doing this, just go and kill yourself." (Not blaming her.)

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Any one (most especially a child - cannot expect him to rationalize it as an adult) who goes through these traumas would really be fed up. He realized his parents are "crazy enough" to go through lengths just to get what they want. Remember he also now knew what his mother did to just get custody .. and now his father.. tried to kill himself in front of them. How will you react when you realize your parents are such selfish adults? His horrified face and his breakdown clearly indicates the trauma.

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I think he was tired of the constant bickering over him, and the back and forth about where he was going to live.

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I'll say it: I didn't like the ending. I like the idea behind what they did; Sunwoo finally losing Joonyoung because of her obsession and actions was expected and, in some ways, deserved. The way they got there, however, felt rushed and sudden. Sunwoo falling for Tae-oh's abuse and manipulation and reacting in a way that is essentially obvious to nearly losing someone you've once deeply cared for being what ultimately caused Joonyoung to leave? I just did not buy it. There were better ways to lead up to that point, and this felt like lazy writing especially considering both Sunwoo and Joonyoung had several character arcs where they learn to recognize and call out Tae-oh being a manipulative abuser.

The last minutes after the timeskip also felt very emotionally empty.

After 16 episodes, the only character I can really say I like is Joonyoung.

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reacting in a way that is essentially obvious to nearly losing someone you've once deeply cared for

I agree. Anyone would have broken down and held a friend or family who just attempted suicide. Including Joon-young.

I love Joon-young. He is the best character in this drama.

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I did not think humility was the end game. I thought she reached a point where she was suspended between moral judgment and exoneration, which are the duty of divine retribution. She displayed great humanity instead when she offered her ex a warm meal and financial aid. At the end, the adults accepted the due consequences of their collective decisions but its impact on their son took a year for him to heal. Mother and son finally united. A very humane story wonderfully executed.

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@missvictrix What a lovely weecap. Like you, I jumped at the use of sound in this episode. The buzzing of the phone made my heart speed up each time.

The Saddest Moment
When Tae oh stood frozen in front of the truck, and Sun Woo threw her arms around him so tight and wept, when he knelt, her arms still around him, and he wound his arms around her waist and sobbed, and they held each other and the voiceover came on. I cried.

The Most Powerful Moment
When Joon Young's face broke, and he took off running. He was done. With his parents. Their whole sorry, convulated mess. I felt him. I ran with him. It was...freeing.

The Most Satisfying Moment
When Tae oh broke down and cried at the restaurant.

Tae oh remained true to character to the end. He never apologised to Sun Woo. He was still struggling at the end. I wonder whether he and Sun Woo still keep in touch. Whether they are still together. We are not told. They are still living in Gosan, bound more than ever by the agony of a missing son. It is probably kept vague on purpose.

I liked that Ye Rim moved on. She cut him out of her life, and it was the right move. There is no happy ever after even when you try again. Trust is gone. He broke her. She, like Sun woo, may never ever trust another man or another relationship again. Once bitten, twice shy.

The ending feels dream-like and unreal to me. Could she have conjured up Joon Young's return in her imagination? His figure was a blurry black sihloutte.

And one question, how did she know where to find Tae oh and Joon Young? I held my breath there, I thought Joon Young had jumped. That awful, awful cliffhanger scene all over again...and I got played again.

Terrific drama. Best drama ever. I hope we will see more of such clever, twisty dramas.

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This was a terrific drama. For me the drama excellently portrayed how divorce and the breakup of a family affects every family member so completely. Sun Woo, Tae Oh, and Da-Kyung may have been the main actors to the divorce(s), but Joon Young and Jenny will suffer the consequences for the rest of their lives too.

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This was a great ending, much better than usual for kdramas. Dramatic, unexpected, but it also feels right, a natural consequence. For 16 episodes these characters have been selfish and immature, not putting the kid's best interest first, never doubting their true motivations. The last eps hinted that it would have a consequence but when JY was shown back in school and apparently well adjusted I thought show was simply going to pretend he and SunWoo were fine and TO would be only one to pay. It was a nice surprise.

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I agree.. no matter how we (audience) were made to feel like we should pity Sunwoo.. she actually ultimately also had to learn her lesson. All the adults in this story forgot that the real victims are the children.

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Wow, finally an end to this roller coaster of a drama. I enjoyed every part of it, to the point watching doesn't feel predictable and boring even though I always watch the clips from JTBC's youtube in advance.
I absolutely love the ending, everyone got the lesson they really need to learn. Jaehyuk-Yerim couple, I really thought they will have a 'happy' ending, but instead Yerim realizes she will never recover her trust on Jehyuk and Jehyuk realizes his actions affect Yerim even far after his repent. For me it's the most realistic outcome for this couple, for them to realize that as much as they love each other it's already time to let go.
Then Sunwoo-Taeoh-Joonyoung family. My heart always breaks for Jooyoung, poor kid! :'( He's hurt by his parents' endless push-and-pull relationship, and just when he thought it would end for good this time Taeoh almost gotten hit by a truck revealed that no matter what, Sunwoo and Taeoh will always have attachments to each other. The thought of the thing that has been tormenting him so much would never end sent him to the brink, hence he was running away.
I'm honestly worried about him running away at that age, but if you remember the scene where Sunwoo gave new clothes to Joonyoung and Joonyoung lamented that worst dressed kids are the ones whose outfits get picked by their parents, Sunwoo said next time she would just give him her card. Maybe after that scene she really did give it to him and that's why Joonyoung is able to survive on his own for such a long time. Which brings me to theorize that Sunwoo knew his whereabouts all this time (since you can track credit card usage) and she was just waiting for him to come back on his own terms.
As for the ending I conclude it as an open ending, that it could be both Joonyoung came back for real or it's just in Sunwoo's imagination. But regardless I do think Joonyoung would come back, just the time may not be the one shown in the drama. Also referring to the scene I mentioned earlier, Sunwoo bought him bright-colored clothes, and at the final scene it's shown Joonyoung was wearing black, so I like to think that symbolizes when he did come back he's completely changed, becoming his own person and has already broken free from his problems, which was from his previous life on Sunwoo (and part Taeoh)'s terms.
All in all I really adore this drama, all the actors has done extraordinary job bringing this drama to life. Definitely won't forget this drama for a long time!

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I was really disappointed with the ending. I have no issues with open ending but personally I feel like this drama should have had a conclusive end. That ending doesn't have to be a happy ending but it should have concluded. I don't know it just didn't sit right with me compared to the storytelling of the rest of the drama.

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I re-read my comment and realised it made no sense. I think that the events of the last moments were just too extreme. A child who had a whole arc during the show running away feels so wrong to the audience. Like I feel like in the end maybe Joonyoung should have been shown to have been struggling with his mental health and visiting a psychiatrist with his mother.

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His arc was running away from his problems for 16 eps, his mom treated him like a kid and a pawn, his father too and even his stepmother. He trusted no adults and had almost no friends. He doesn't even understand what really motivates the adults and they don't understand the results of their actions. In that final dinner SW is still saying JY should never meet his father again not thinking about the kid, he runs away because his parents seem incapable of changing their selfish behavior, if he was just getting some counseling it might send a message that SW wasn't at fault and it would be easier for her.

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True this. In the earlier episodes I already felt that JY needs to be taken away from his parents. He needs a break from their obsessive - compulsive behaviour (both of them). Even if they (parents) seem to care for him and do love him, he has been used as a pawn over and over again. It is too much for any person, more so to a child.

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A roller coaster ride indeed! All the emotional and physical side effects of this ride were manifested throughout this drama. wow!

Although my eyes were wide open throughout, I need clarification or reassurance that all of Sun Woo’s actions with Da Kyung and Tae Oh were revenge driven. Dropping hints to Da Kyung regarding Tae Oh’s marital behavior, leading Da Kyung to face Tae Oh’s duplicate choices of lingerie, perfume, and even their plaid blouses and more...were these deliberate to erode this second marriage as part of Sun Woo’s payback?

I find all of Sun Woo’s efforts to be too contrived to be anything but revenge.

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Great drama.. One of the best...will miss it a lot

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I liked so much your recap. I think it's very deep and I like that you emphasize the narration and those thoughts, because that's what I think this show is about, exactly like you said, your choices. And probably all the characters understood that and in some way regret their choices at the very end, that's what I think. Life is going to teach you in a bad way If you don't want to understand It. It' s going to be difficult to move on from this show, there was a profound complexity of the characters that I don't see in other dramas, and I liked It so much. I understood completely some feelings even if they were acting so wrong, but I prefer being compassionate and not judgamental. Writer did her job well, life teached them something very important at the end, I really hope so. And I hope some people understand that being vengeful toward others it's not something to be proud of in real life , even if you crave for it.

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Thanks for the weecap.

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I think the ending, like the entire drama, wanted to hit at these more symbolic points of justification and redemption rather than make it realistic. I liked the way the drama wrapped up for most of the characters, but honestly, Joonyoung running away...where on earth would he go!! That kid's been sheltered for most of his life without any practical worries about money, shelter or education. The only people he seems to know outside of his family are all his mom's friends, Noeul's family or his school mates. I guess I'm being a bit nitpicky, but him running away and then coming back all safe and sound is just a bit too dramatic and totally just meant to suit the purpose's of Sunwoo's emotional story arc. Considering all the things both she and Taeoh did for Joonyoung throughout the entire season, I doubt they would actually just let him go like that so easily.
Regardless of this slightly out-of-character ending, props to the show for keeping my heart racing throughout all these episodes. I totally agree, each time the doorbell rang aughhhhh, I get so nervous!!! This show has definitely left me drained......I probably shouldn't have binge-watched it :D think I need something more light-hearted after this, any recommendations??

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I loved this drama, and I thought it was much better than the British version. I also thought the last episode was perfect.

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DAEBAEK!! Brilliant and definitely a work of fiction. This show held its tone throughout the show. Usually affair shows focus on the affair, but here it showed us what it could do to a child and the effects as well.

Oh wow, Tae-woo was the culprit the whole time. What a piece of work. In the end, the child (symbol?) saw his connection to his parents. He knew that he was the one standing in the way, and the tie between his parents. When he left, the parents were separated.

Kim Hee Ae, Daesang and other awards when?? Brilliant layered and complex role. The mistress role could have been cliche too, but the writer gave her more complexity as well. Thus, it elevated this show even further. We felt for her, despite her affair because she was a pawn in Tae-woo's game.

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Thank you for your last recap ! Till the end, the drama was perfection. DAEBAK. Great acting, directing and writing. I am really happy for having enjoyed this awesome rollercoaster. For years, I was really disappointed by many dramas that I stopped watching them. I am looking forward discovering next masterpieces from this level. I discovered Kim Hee Ae who is now my favorite actress. Her acting is stellar and deserves many Daesangs and more.
Regarding the open ending, for me, the ending is happy. One year was enough for JY who stayed in a center that Sun Woo sponsored. But if they want to make a sequel, this open ending really suits this perspective. It has been a week since this drama has ended but I cannot move on. I felt all emotions of Sun Woo. Not many dramas cannot do that.

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@missvictrix what is the difference of a recap and weecap? most recaps i see here don't have the word open thread.

and im curious how park in kyu died? i have some more questions:

1. tae oh and je hyuk are close friends. why did tae oh want to destroy je hyuk by sending those pics of je hyuk and the bartender to ye rim?

2. why does ye rim hate tae oh and da kyung? there was a scene wherein da kyung and ye rim were talking and ye rim said to da kyung: "you know i don't like you, but i hate lee tae oh more"

and it seems like ye rim was very forgiving when sun woo and je hyuk slept together? because after she knew, it seems like she didn't hate sun woo so much. she even called 911 when sun woo was on the floor with blood on her face. she was even so concerned when she saw sun woo's attacker in kyu coming out of sun woo's house. she was the one who called the police... and she even informed sun woo when she saw tae oh going to her house when she wasnt there. so i feel like she's on sun woo's side even though sun woo wronged her. they weren't on good terms for a while but eventually they bonded with each other. ye rim seems kind, considering sun woo never apologized to her that she slept with je hyuk. may i know why ye rim hates tae oh?

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I only have one question "Who killed Park In Gyu?

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yes it was never revealed. i wonder what chairmain yeo has to do with it? why did he keep the footage a secret? how is he even involved with in gyu? it wasn't mentioned til the end

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According to the police, Park In-kyu committed suicide. Chairman Yeo stole the CCTV footage because he assumed Tae-oh was the killer.

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@panshel thanks for clarifying. i have some more questions:

1. tae oh and je hyuk are close friends. why did tae oh want to destroy je hyuk by sending those pics of je hyuk and the bartender to ye rim?

2. why does ye rim hate tae oh and da kyung? there was a scene wherein da kyung and ye rim were talking and ye rim said to da kyung: "you know i don't like you, but i hate lee tae oh more"

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A Couple’s World's version of "Who killed Kim Hye-na?"

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If it were real life, 10 years after Joon-Young would realized how immature and selfish he had been. He will begin to understand his parents' actions and why those situations happened. I should know, as a product of a broken home, I used to resent my dad for everything that happened in our family. For me, he was the reason why we are broken and he deserve what happened to him afterwards. But now as an adult, I see it in a different light. I've come to realized that my mom is no saint either. And both of them contributed to the downfall of our family. My sister and I to this day still carry that sense of mistrust from that awful experience.

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Somehow I find Ep 16 the most unsatisfying of all the endings it could have chosen ( now, I know there is a source material that they would have to follow, but this episode truly doesn't make sense to me).

First of, why oh why the mother and son choose to go back to Gosan, knowing the vindictive father is still lurking there, plus the whole town knows what have been happening to this family. Any sane person would have left like what the Yeo family have done. It doesn't make sense that Sun Woo will take any risk to put his son in danger again, for the son, budding romance not withstanding , why would he want to face his schoolmates again ?

Secondly, how in the world can a minor gone missing, and the parents still live their lives normally while waiting for the kid to come home. It's impossible for a kid to go missing for so long and turn up unharmed.

Dr Kim appearance as the only good guy in this drama had me rooting for Sun Woo to find happiness with Dr Kim, but at the end, I was rooting for Dr Kim to please stop waiting for her, the lady is clearly not interested.

I find Da Kyung's arc most satisfying, the moment she made the decision to leave and cut off clean is pretty awesome and had me cheering for her.

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She really deserves the award! 💯

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