Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
– Lao Tze
Before we dive into the recap, I have to give a shout out to MBC for a putting together a truly high quality drama (well, could’ve toned down the PPLs a smidge 🙂 ). THIS IS HOW YOU DO A ROM-COM peeps! ( coughKBScoughSBScough ) And the clips they provided for Episode 20 are – SQUEE-INTO-YOUR-PILLOW worthy too. You’ve been gently forewarned XD
BACK TO THE FINALE!
All the guests in the wedding hall are getting restless. Haelmoni looks like her patience is running thin as well. ST heads toward the rostrum to apologize to the guests. Hark! We hear LG’s cackle in the distance and the couple make their grand entrance.
Haelmoni is the happiest one of them all seeing LG and MY about to get married again. LG and MY rush to the their position to walk down the aisle. MY glances over to the seat where her mom would’ve sat in. She hides her disappointment and smiles sweetly at her Geonnie.
ST is looks on proudly as the couple begin their march… and then there’s a wail from the entrance: It’s Omeoni! She is running late but turns up in a beautiful hanbok just as LG had requested of her 🙂 Thank goodness LG catches her in time as she begins to slip. MY is simply happy to see her mom turn up in the end.
ST the MC continues his narration of this “Romantic and Suspenseful” event… because you’ll never know what will happen next! “Shall we Really begin this wedding now?” Everyone shouts YES!
Sweet couple exchange their vows together:
I promise that I will love you and adore you all the days of my life until death do us part. No, even after death. I promise that I will love you forever.
I’m grinning like an idiot right now… 😀
Honeymoon in Jeju!
Enjoying the fresh air in Jeju, LG and MY are driving around in a red convertible. Having a conversation about activities they can enjoy while honeymooning in Jeju. In a blase tone, LG says “Nothing much, just eat some tile fish, hike up Halla mountain and have some Halladong. That will take care of two days and three nights ” LOL!
They make a stop at a light house. LG is negotiating for some skinship time with MY while holding the car keys in his hand. He wants her to give him a kiss at every traffic light stop they make en route to the hotel. She snatches it unexpectedly and makes a dash – with LG sweetly chasing after.
MY is driving and LG is simply ecstatic with his life now – and being a cheeky passenger too XD
ST and Dragon are at the honeymoon hotel, but they’re decked out like Men In Black, stealthily making their way around as though on a mission: In Room #2009.
Cue their background music: The Pink Panther!
ST explains the mission is Revival Macau that is entrusted onto them by none other than, Haelmoni!
LG and MY have arrived at their destination and make their way to their room: 2006.
And they make sure 2006 stays 2006… and LG gazes at the opposite unit, #2009, rather suspiciously.
They have changed into dinner attire and are slow-dancing in the garden, under the stars. MY shares some background regarding her father.
MY: When I was a child, on the days my dad didn’t go out fishing, we would play music and dance together like this sometimes. He called me Princess Mi Young. Usually when girls hear something like that she feels like she can become a real princess. Then she imagines meeting a real prince someday, but I had thoughts like that, I’d give up in the middle of it. I didn’t think I’m the Princess type. I’m more like the Maid type.
LG: Who dares to call you a maid? You’re a very beautiful and kind princess who made her way into Prince Lee Geon’s well-guarded castle.
MIBs are doing their stake-out (while snacking to keep the hunger pangs away) and even maintained covert ops as they enter cocktail lounge. Oh! They’ve made “arrangments” with the bartender to slip in some Hamo Hamo ❤ potion into LG and MY’s drinks!!
The happy couple may have hit a speed bump for their conversation has taken an uncomfortable turn. LG wants to do a love shot, but MY is rather shy about it. Hmm? LG wonders how come she could do a love shot with DP with a crowd looking on before. Oh? This is news to MY. So, LG was stalking her then too? A petty argument ensues and both of them finish their drinks. MY becomes upset and leaves LG. And Team MIB is happy: Revival Macau, start!
OMO! MY is stumbling back to her room. After much difficulty, she managed to reach their room safely and slips under the covers. The reverse of Macau! LOL!! XD
Then LG is stumbling in the hallway, and laughing hysterically. He makes his way to Room 2009! Team MIB, with face masks on try to pull LG away from the door! LG is confused and the men almost give themselves away. They successfully push him into the right room.
Geon stumbles in and gets into bed and MY is already asleep. He throws the pillow off the bed, begins to take off his jacket and vest so that he can sleep more comfortably. It is sweet to see how naturally their bodies subconciously respond to each other, reprising the “Macau” positions ❤
Halmoni looks at her late husband’s photos and says hopefully they get to continue the family lineage. “Two went there, three must come home. Please power him up tonight. Please! PLEASE!” XD Dragon’s mom hopes for twins XD
LG and MY wake up the same manner they did in Macau. How could that have been possible? They mentally tracked back events of the night before to figure out how they got to this point.
Do you even have to, Sweeties?! XD XD
LG remembers bumping into the men in the hallway lastnight and both of them dressed up to confront the guests in Room 2009. LG’s loud voice carries throughout the floor, and MIB had no choice but open the door for LG. They are shocked to see the culprits.
LG is punishing them for giving them the concoction, but MIBs have not seen the wrath of an Angry Snail – they ran like scaredy cats when she was about to launch herself onto them!
DP and SeRa with Mother
DP meets up with SeRa’s mother and shows her his childhood photo. He asks for help in providing information about the girl in the photo, his sister. She confirms that it is SeRa. He is dumbfounded. Just then, SeRa comes by to join Mother and notices the photo on the table.
SeRa and Mother have a heart-to-heart talk at a separate table, with DP looking on. He still could not believe his luck in stumbling into his long-lost sister. Mother confirms she adopted SeRa and she thanks her for bringing her up as a daughter all this years.
Back on Jeju
MY and LG are relaxing by the pool. LG says that their first meeting was fate and MY replies that she was fated to love Geonnie ❤
The conversation shared between them during this quiet moment under the stars, is one of the most beautiful Love confessions I have ever seen.
MY: I hope so
LG: I thought that fate was something special, but it doesn’t seem to be now. The one in front of me right now, I’m fine with everything as long as I’m with her. I can’t imagine loving anyone else but her. I think that’s what fate is.
MY: I’m fine, even if we aren’t fated to love each other, because I’d still love you fatefully
LG: [takes a deep breath and holds out his hand for her] MY, if we live together, one day you might have a very difficult and sad time because of me or my illness…
MY: Geonnie-Sshi, Don’t be afraid. Let’s do our best to love each other and to be happy together every day and every moment of our lives.
LG: I’ll make a vow to the star you love that I’ll love you every day fatefully until the day all the stars are gone.
MY: I’ll love you every day fatefully until the day all the stars are gone .
LG and MY sit on the bed, facing each other. In his mind, LG thanks MY for marrying him and “tells” her how deeply in love he is with her. MY’s in her mind, thanks LG for giving her much happiness and also how much she loves him.
Grab a pillow/ cushion NOW! Major SQUEEING is GUARANTEED!!
SeRa in her apartment
SeRa is doing some spring cleaning in her home when her doorbell rings, but no one is there. Instead she finds a note DP left on the door.
DP is waiting for SeRa at a public place where he is busily sketching. She peeps at his sketch and inquires who the subject is. He holds up the sketch book and says “This is my dongseng. Isn’t she lovely?” It is indeed a lovely portrait of SeRa.
Three years on…
LG speaking to his doctor and demands to know about his health status. Seems that it’s good news for Geonnie 🙂 Before LG leaves, he asks Dr. Octo if he wanted to get to know someone better.
Is Geonnie playing Matchmaker now?
Dr. Octo and Omma!
Omeoni! Is that LIPSTICK you have on? LOL!
Dr. Octo visits her at the restaurant. Aah! The first sweet stages of budding romance!
Are they dating or is she seducing him? She VERY politely welcomes him to her humble restaurant. He humbly thanks her for allowing him to visit at such hour.
‘Nuff said XD
DP waits for SeRa outside school
SeRa’s fans (or fan in this case) still wait for her after school hours, and this particular student has his hopes up as she made her way towards him…
However, she walks past him to greet her Oppa first 🙂
The King and Snail Queen
It has been a long while since I thoroughly enjoyed a KDrama Rom-Com, and especially with a satisfying ending.
Some may say episode 20 is more fan service than anything else, but by doing so, it also provides a sense of proper closure for millions of us who have followed the travails of eccentric and incredibly handsome Lee Geon and his equal in Kind-hearted and courageous-when-it-counts Kim Mi Young.
- Number Three Pictures (N3), Page One Films – the production company
- Kim Sang Ho – Chief Producer
- Kim Mi Na & Jung Jae Yun – Producers
- Lee Dong Yun & Kim Hee Won – Directors
- Joo Chan Ok & Jo Jin Kook – Screenwriters
and last but not least, MBC
❤ ❤ ❤