Friday, August 2, 2013

Shark (Don't Look Back: The Legend of Orpheus) Final Episode 20 Review

Son Ye Jin as Jo Hae Woo and Kim Nam Gil as Han Yi Soo
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Now that's how a sad ending can be done beautifully and without leaving too many loose ends. After feeling ripped apart by the final episode of Heartless City this week, I was preparing myself for the worst with Shark's finale.
Lee Soo Hyuk as Kim Soo Hyun
All throughout episode 19, I felt that Yi Soo was preparing himself for the possibility of his own death. After plotting with Detective Kim Soo Hyun to trick Grandpa Jo and capture Mr. Clickly Pen, it was only a matter of time until the entire truth was revealed to the world. Finally I felt proud of Hae Woo. She made a decision and set aside her fear in order to right those who were wronged for so many years.

Her grandfather was trapped in his web of deceit, and even up to the very end showed no remorse or dignity. He had the gall to try to kill himself before receiving his punishment, but was thwarted by the awesome Mrs. Park who could read him like a book. Unfortunately, allowing the evil old man to live also gave him an opening to do the thing I had been dreading before I started watching these last episodes.

Nam Bo Ra as Han Yi Hyun and Lee Soo Hyuk as Detective Kim
The tears started pouring when it is discovered that the ever lovely and innocent Yi Hyun has been diagnosed with a liver disease. Generally, I would find this scenario achingly over-done, and it is, but I was so in-the-moment while watching this that I was emotionally swept in by the whole thing. Anyway, we also discover that she needs a family member's liver donation to survive so Yi Soo's staying alive also becomes pertinent.
Kim Nam Gil as Han Yi Soo
But the dreaded thing happened that we all fear while watching a revenge drama like this, our dark, mysterious, and handsome hero was killed. He did everything in his power to right the wrongs that had been to his family and by his own father, but the man playing god still won in the end. Will Chun Young Bo pay for his crimes? He was locked up when we last saw him, but will his punishment be served? Sadly, there was no definite answer to this, but how can anyone truly repay for the loss of lives especially when they fell their actions were not wrong? Chun Young Bo is certainly a villain among villains, and there is no possibility of redemption for him.

Son Ye Jin as Jo Hae Woo
So, this definitely was not a drama with a happy ending, but it was an ending that got me thinking. While her grandfather lived his life killing anyone who got in his way or who sought the truth, Hae Woo chose the difficult path and let the mighty castle that protected her fall like sand. She didn't make that decision only for Yi Soo's sake, though he must have played a big role in her heart, but for the sake of doing what is right. Yi Soo didn't live and die in vain because the love he gave Hae Woo empowered her to become a kind person rather than a bitter, selfish one like her father had. Now the power can rest upon the shoulders of a good-willed person.

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