Did the viewers get their happy ending? Or did Song Yi get her happy ending?
If you ask the viewers, you’d get mixed reactions because it’s a half happy and half sad finale, and this episode was much more emotional than previous ones that had a decent balance of humor. It could have used the embarrassingly wild and drunk Song Yi.
Remember this! LOL.
The finale is really not what we expected despite the recent episodes never even hinting at any hope they would be together. If anything, the last couple of weeks spelled doom for their future.
So, the day they’ve been dreading arrives: Do Min Joon fades out of existence, and Song Yi, who gets occasional sightings (hallucinations?) of him, mourns for three years. On the night of a major red carpet event, while she does her superstar thing for the cameras, Song Yi realizes time has stopped. Do Min Joon has returned for her. They cap the reunion with the steamiest kiss of the show, and time unfreezes, as photographers and other attendees watch them with surprise … But holy blue balls! He disappears agin! It’s a very WTF moment!
And so, it would be like this from time to time: Do Min Joon, wrestling with the laws of physics that human scientists haven’t discovered yet, will pop in and out of Earth … her world. But always, he comes back for Song Yi. It isn’t the most stable of way to be together, but it is better than having him completely out of her life, right? There is a silver lining: he’s able to stay longer each time he reappears :) For the time being, it is what it is … Heh, 400 years he has gone without, and to think that he could just poof out while doing it?! LOL.
Speaking of which … I don’t think they’ve resolved the whole exchanging-saliva-will-get-Min Joon-sick problem, and there are a few more unanswered questions. These unresolved issues are left for us to answer in our imagination, which might turn off fans from the finale and the show all together. I know I’d prefer not to have to analyze an ending to come around to liking it. (Okay, I’m still slightly on the fence about the ending because this really was a near perfect drama.)
If you want instant gratification, then this ending might not be for you, but I would suggest watching the show with subtitles, reading a few recaps (see Softy’s), then objectively judging the narrative as a logical whole before dismissing the finale. Ultimately, I think the writers allowed the story and the rationale of Do Min Joon’s supernatural existence on Earth to plow the path to the ending, rather than their pen forcefully manufacturing a perfectly, gift-wrapped conclusion.
Do Min Joon’s Goodbye Scene
Do Min Joon and Song Yi’s Red Carpet French Kiss
Source | DramaSBS