Savvy King Ep 17 Finale

Love doesn’t make the world go ’round.
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

– Franklin P. Jones

I remember being addicted to a KDrama that was rather revolutionary during it’s heyday: The First Shop of Coffee Prince. There was so much buzz about it to the point that a Special episode was put together to capture how the Director/ Writers developed the cult hit (and the very tired crew who napped whenever and wherever they could) and viewers also saw the palpable BTS chemistry amongst the lead actors. What made it such a hit?

  • Girl pretending to be Boy to earn money? Check.
  • Hawt Chaebol who is an International Man of Mystery? Check.
  • Coterie of guy friends who happen to be Cute too? Check.
  • Inevitable Love Line and Angst? Double Check.
  • Extend one more episode because it was SCORCHING the ratings? Check.

Though CP’s episode 17 was more of a filler than solid closure/ headway for the major characters, I have a feeling Savvy King shall up the ante and deliver a hefty episode befitting a Drama Finale.

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Here we (eight years forward) are, gathered today/ tonight in the presence of cyber witnesses, to join Lee Min Seok and Jung Soo Young in everlasting happiness. In the past sixteen episodes they have been together, their love and understanding of each other has grown and matured, and now they have decided to…

 

Live HAPPILY Ever and Ever with MS still as a High Schooler? o_O

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SY is still upset after their squabble, and even more so when all her calls were ignored by her sweetheart.

SY is still upset after their squabble, and even more so when all her calls were ignored by her sweetheart.

MS's dad noticed that he wasn't being his exuberant self and ignored the many calls that came through

MS’s dad noticed that he wasn’t being his exuberant self and ignored the many calls that came through

Next Day, MS and his buddies “enjoyed” lunch at Tae-Sok’s parents’ restaurant and noticed that they were the only ones there. TS explained that his family has diversified income stream, so it’s not all bad seeing the empty restaurant. TS also brought up the financial matter that caused SY to be a no-show at his dad’s party. MS felt bad about how he reacted to her being MIA last night and that got MS to think seriously about his future with SY, for he is still a high school student afterall.

 

What a quick recovery from what seemed to be a serious squabble. SY is noticeably happy spending time with MS especially after "silent phone" treatment. She had a list of fun things to do with him... but MS follows her with a heavy heart. He has made a decision.

What a quick recovery from what seemed to be a serious squabble. SY is noticeably happy spending time with MS especially after “silent phone” treatment. He was going to treat her that night and she gleefully threatened him she would choose the most expensive meal. MS smiles but follows her with a heavy heart. He has made a decision.

SY enjoying the meal and listing what to eat next, oblivious to the quiet moments MS lapses into...

SY enjoying the meal and having MS around, oblivious to the quiet moments MS lapses into…

Like so...

Like so…

MS falls back as they feast on ice-cream, him knowing the time to let her go is coming very soon...

MS falls back as they feast on ice-cream, him knowing the time to let her go is coming very soon…

MS is teary. Struggling to remain composed as her gently tells her that HS has offered to bring Dad and himself over to Germany where they can start anew as a family. He has to leave SY behind, but promises to grow up well. "I am Truly Sorry"... "Can I have on last skinship with you?"

MS is teary. Struggling to remain composed as he gently tells her that HS has offered to bring Dad and himself over to Germany where they can start anew as a family. He has to leave SY behind, there is nothing much he can offer her right now, but promises to grow up well.

“I am Truly Sorry … Can I have one last skinship with you?” 😥

 

Choking back his tears, MS slowly approaches SY, held her head preciously as he gently kissed her forehead

Choking back his tears, MS slowly approaches SY, cradles her head preciously as he gently kisses her forehead

As he turns around and walks in the opposite direction, he is losing the squash to keep his heart-wrenching sobs

As he turns around and walks in the opposite direction, he is losing the squash to keep his heart-wrenching sobs

 

SY allows him to walk a few paces away before she scurried over, grabbed his collar and said:

SY: Don’t Go…<fidgets> Umm… <fidgets and takes the plunge> If you find it hard to study, I’ll help you… If your dad gets lonely, I’ll be there for him… I’ll be your family… LET’S GET MARRIED

MS: …

...

MY: What? WHAT did you Say?!

SY: What?! … Why?… <looks to the side>… Ok?

MY: Kyoron, as in KYORON?! (still in disbelief, confirming her proposal)

SY:  Oh… uh.. yes

MS:  Really?! But.. You know I’m –

SY: Yes I know. A High School student.

SY then struggles not to cry in front of him, but clearly showed him how she truly felt about MS. She couldn’t go on living without him in her life and the only thing she can think of having him stay on was to get married. He was clearly affected by her confession. Both took a moment to suck some melted ice cream while stifling back the sniffles…

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Hhol. Let’s Get Married.

 

Then both of them returned to their respective parents working their charms off, clearly entering phase 1 of getting parents’ permission to get married.

SY doing pedi for mum...

SY doing pedi for mum…

MS doing aegyo on Dad's leg. LOL!!

MS doing aegyo on Dad’s leg. LOL!!

But of course, this couple is up against concrete wall when it comes to realizing their marriage, especially when one half of the couple is still in school. SY’s office mates found out accidentally (by courtesy of reading text message received on SY’s phone) and weren’t too encouraging of their union. At first.

What would it be like when they have a child? She would be home taking care of the baby, while young, virile MS would be out clubbing? LOL!!

Doubt had started to seep into SY. Would this marriage work out? Can our love alone be enough to weather the storm?

They both meet close at the neighborhood convenient shop, tentative towards each other

They both meet close at the neighborhood playground, he crazy excited, she not so much…

We know how “being a Namja” is important to MS, especially when he has a Noona as his sweetheart. And he guessed that SY was getting cold feet about the marriage.

Unbeknownst to her, he got SY something that was significant to him. The one thing that brought them together on that fateful night. She was the only “Popcorn Noona” in his life…

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This is what a Man does... Will you marry Me?

This is what a Man does… I don’t have enough to get you a ring, but I got you the popcorn you love most. Will you marry Me?

His heart and sincerity pouring out through his eyes..

His heart and sincerity pouring out through his eyes..

... and into hers.

… and into hers.

I AM A PUDDLE OF MESS RIGHT NOW!

Time to officially introduce SY noona to the Dad!

SY comes to pay respect and formally introduced to MS's Dad

SY comes to pay respect and formally introduced to MS’s Dad

Resistance is Futile. Dad has joined in the Adorkable bandwagon.

Resistance is Futile. Dad has joined in the Adorkable bandwagon.

 

SY’s mum on the other hand, was courteous towards MS, thinking that he was Director Lee of Comfo. However, imagine the utter shock she received when she saw MS in high school, almost the same manner in which SY found out the truth about MS. Hells’ Gates have busted loose! :X

Nope! Not listening to this nonsense!

Nope! Not listening to this nonsense!

Unperturbed by the initial dejection, he returns to the house with flowers in hand

Unperturbed by the initial dejection, he returns to the house with gift in hand

And demonstrates his earnestness in wanting to have SY as his lawfully-wedded wife

And demonstrates his earnestness in wanting to have SY as his lawfully-wedded wife

I will have her, no matter what.

I will have her, no matter what.

 

Finally after hours of kneeling in the rain, SY’s mum emerges with an umbrella in hand, but walks past him. He struggles to call her back, but falls as his knees gave way. SY found him sprawled on the ground and hauled him in to treat his injured palm.

And then, Mum comes back and grumpily tells them they can get hitched.

Ok, you have my blessings to get married... WHUT?!

Ok, you have my blessings to get married… WHUT?!

She was getting annoyed by the constant bombardment from MS's friends and and even Team Jangnim vouching for his commendable character and good heart. Awww!

She was getting annoyed by the constant bombardment from MS’s friends and and even Team Jangnim vouching for his commendable character and good heart. Awww!

 

CUE WEDDING SCENE!

This has got to be one of the most chaotic, awkward, funny YET true to their Adorkable selves!

Ok! We're here! But gotta speed things up! Catching a ferry soon! BUT Misplaced the ring!!... Pretty good start right off the bat :)

Ok! We’re here! But gotta speed things up! Catching a ferry soon! BUT Misplaced the ring!!… Pretty good start right off the bat 🙂

Everyone's getting a bit agitated

Everyone’s getting a bit agitated

Love this shot of SY's wedding dress. Has enough detail to show it IS for the bride, but apt enough to highlight her quirky character :D <3

Love this shot of SY’s wedding dress. Has enough detail to show it IS for the bride, but apt enough to highlight her quirky character 😀 ❤

 

 

JW Hyungnim was THERE! AWWWW!!

 

There IS a time jump of 3 years!

We get a glimpse of how married life is for MS & SY:

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AWWWW!

AWWWW!

Turns out SY still works in Comfo and a secretary to the upgraded Team Jangnim.

MS heads off to college to see his good friends who are now in college and still are involved in Ice Hockey..

Although MS is out of competitive sports, he still has that competitive spirit and shared some tips to his friends.

Although MS is out of competitive sports, he still has that competitive spirit and shared some tips with his friends.

Apparently there was a competition in doing presentations and the winner will gain internship at, big corporations. So guess who signed up for that?

Let's get on with the MS Show!

Let’s get on with the MS Show!

OMO! MS won! He's gonna be an intern here! And EVERYBODY'S HAPPY!

OMO! MS won! And EVERYBODY’S HAPPY!

That night, the young married couple return to their beloved neighborhood, tracing back to the steps where he first confessed his heart to her… where he first kissed her.

He teases her about her age, which is clearly still a sensitive issue with SY.

“Don’t you know I’m crazy about you? I fall in love with you every day. Popcorn Unnie. My Pop. Ally. My Wife. Wifey… Darling”…

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"For marrying Me, Soo Young-Sshi, Thank Very Kamsa Hamnida"

“For marrying Me, Soo Young-Sshi, Thank Very Kamsa Hamnida”

 

And Lee Ha Na takes us to Credits as she sings the beautiful OST, Fluttering Heart.

 

OMG! This finale is utterly DAEBAK!!

THIS IS HOW A FINALE IS DONE, PEEPS!!

To awesome writers Jo Sung Hee & Yang Hee Seung:
Remain true to your heart and sincerest intentions in your future projects and do not give in to power-crazed broadcasters to arm-wrestle you over your creative rights! 😀

To fantastic Director Yoo Je Won:
You are one of the up & coming Directors of the new generation who have the ability to create Cult Following around the World. Thank You VERY Kamsa! XD

Savvy King, you’re a definite shoo-in as a Classic (whut? they just finished like LAST NIGHT?!) in terms of narrative, and how such realism is shown by able and talented ensemble cast. Phew! I need to lay down for a bit just to soak in the DAEBAKNESS of this finale! ❤ ❤ ❤

 

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8 comments

    1. To think us KDrama Addicts would have toughened hearts after going through the emotional wringer time and time again… NOT! Hahahahaha!!

      But it is thousand times sweeter to go through the roller-coaster with KDrama BFFs around the globe 😀

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      1. Two of my current shows just ended. Actually, they were two shows…I was hoping to come to an end. It was one of those relationships where we were so tired of each other already but I stay committed because I wanted to make sure…I gave it my all but at the end. I am so glad the relationship is OVER! I will not be shredding any tears but I will celebrating with balloons and candy!

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      2. Whatever you do, squeeze in the extra hour for High School, Love on! It is really cute and….the main leading actress, you will be surprise how old she is! I think you will really, really like it!

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      3. Not much more to squeeze! Can you believe I get nap-attacks in the middle of the day due to lack of sleep? We’re talking deep-sleep mode the moment my eyes close XD

        And there’s no power on this planet that can stop my eyelids from drooping down!

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      4. Haha, I am surviving on 5 or 6 hours of asleep a night if I get that during the night. I do try to take at least one nap with my youngest but it is so hard because I always have something else to do. Sunday is my break day, I refuse to watch anything and actually try to get some decent sleep. Ugh, Fall is going to be a killer for me! I am dying to add a couple more new dramas to my list but honestly, I think I might die if I keep this up. HAHA but I must say, I might die happy!!!!!!!! Oh the funny thing is, sometimes it gets so bad that even when I am sleeping…I am dreaming of these dramas.

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