Another grim reaper has found his happy ever after.
THE GREATEST SACRIFICE
Though the ending felt a bit too good to be true, my heart still rejoices for Kang Ha-ram (Go Ara) and Black (Song Seung-hun). How can I even question their happy ending when I’m fully aware of all the hardships and unfair treatment they’ve been through? They deserve it.
Even though Black did his best to prevent Ha-ram from knowing the truth that she’s the one who almost killed her beloved Joon oppa, she still managed to uncover it. And just like what I expected, she blamed herself for what happened and decided to end her life once and for all by jumping off the same cliff where Joon’s body was thrown away. But don’t worry, she gets reborn into an ordinary girl and is able to live a happy life as a firefighter until she became a halmoni, which is her ultimate dream. How did this happen? Well, Black made the greatest sacrifice for her by receiving the maximum punishment of the underworld to have his existence denied. In other words, no one will ever remember Joon as if he was never born, which is so cruel.
- I’m assuming that the denial of Joon’s existence also had a domino effect on the events in Mujin like the building collapse, the teenage prostitution, the rape of Yoon Soo-wan (Lee El), and the murders.
- I think it was never explained why Ha-ram didn’t see any shadow inside Moo-gang’s body when he was wearing a hospital gown and not black clothes. The same with the doctor who helped Moo-gang’s mother in harvesting Joon’s heart, and Leo. Both are possessed by grim reapers and not wearing black all the time so how come Ha-ram didn’t see shadows inside them from the beginning?
- The tape Kim Yeon-seok has been looking for is over 20 years old and was buried in a time capsule for a long, long time. It’s amazing that it still works just fine.
- For me, Joon is the most pitiful character in this drama because he died so unfairly at a very tender age of 13. The most devastating part of his death is when Moo-gang’s mother received a call saying a compatible donor for Moo-gang has been found right after she operated on Joon to harvest his heart.
- I find Ha-ram and Leo’s granny scene funny, sorry. I’d appreciate it better if the production tapped veteran actors to play that part to make it more convincing.
- Go Ara and Song Seung-hun look good together, but I never went gaga over their OTP.
- Crazy Dog and Sip-gyeon are my favorite Black characters. I guess I’m truly a dog lover. LOL.
- Black’s ending gave me a bit of Goblin feelz in the sense that both Black and Kim Shin waited for ages for the women they love. Kim Shin waited for the reincarnated Eun-tak, while Black waited for the reborn Ha-ram. Both women recognized their love right away even if they don’t have any memories of them anymore.
The resolution to the main conflict is nicely executed though I have several concerns about it. First, if Joon’s existence is denied, then how could he, who is still in Han Moo-gang’s body, appear in front of Ha-ram’s soul after she passed away? Second, did the denial of Joon’s existence also mean the dissipation of the Grim Reaper 444 who occupied the body of Ha-ram’s father? Because that’s the only explanation that I see to justify how the accident of Ha-ram’s parents got prevented when Black accepted the maximum punishment. Ahhh, but who cares about these now? The most important thing is Ha-ram and Black’s happiness, right?