Episode 19: http://joonmedia.tv/videos/play/36512/5
Episode 20: http://joonmedia.tv/videos/play/36538/12
@8:42pm: Ji-Hyun is scheduled to die?!! Any bets that she’s the person who rides the “elevator” with Yi Soo and Yi Kyung and Kang end up happily together?
Thoughts on Episode 20:
It’s been a while since I’ve seen a drama that had me choking with unshed tears. Although I only saw the last few episodes of this drama, I enjoyed how the writer paced everything. It makes sense that Ji-Hyun dies halfway through the episode so as to leave the other half for closure and such. Yi Kyung ending up at Ji-Hyun’s lost older sister was a nice (but too convenient?) twist that had me screaming Charles Dickens. LOL. It specifically made me think of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, a story in which everyone is somehow connected to each other in the end, tying all the loose ends neatly.
And as cheesy as this may sound, I liked how In-Jung and Min-Ho are working towards returning to their old “nice” selves. There was definitely a part of me that was hoping In-Jung was the third tear; I refused to believe that she could have been friends with Ji-Hyun for that long and not have genuinely loved Ji-Hyun. All in all, the drama was satisfying to watch…and yes, despite my earlier suspicions that Yi-Kyung and Kang were going to end up together, I appreciated that the drama didn’t try to go down that route and simply left them as friends who are helping each other get through mourning of loved ones and life in general. The end scene–two trees for Ji-Hyun and Yi-Soo–does a nice job of symbolically linking the two in death and the remaining two (Yi-Kyung and Kang) in life and how the four impacted each other.