Well, well, well, we have made it to the final episode! And let me tell you, it was a bit of a whomp whomp for me. I almost feel like I have whiplash from how hard this show slammed on the breaks. But let me recap it so that you can form your own opinions!
We started in the hospital where Jung-sung tells Sung-joon that they should end things right there. Jung-sun goes back to work where all her colleagues are happy to see her okay.
Jung-sun meets with the CEO and tells her that she no longer wants to take her revenge. The CEO tells her that is unfortunate because it would be better for this news to be broken by the wife.
Then we see that the CEO ended up breaking the news anyway (through someone else). SO Sung-joon’s affair with Yuri and the secret stock accounts all make National news. Or at least citywide news. So now, everywhere Sung-joon or Yuri go in the company, they are stared at.
This affects the VP as well as he and Sung-joon watched the news as it broke. The entire situation is a cluster F* for the VP. He ends up getting removed from his position by his father who tells his other son not to let any more nonsense happen in the company. Hire good people! He tells his daughter to keep doing a wonderful job as CEO.
Jung-sun makes peace with her mother while walking in a park, talks with Sung-joon briefly where he apologizes, and starts to pack up all of Sung-joon’s things in their apartment.
Yuri gets another ultimatum from her father to dump Sung-joon until he gets his divorce. She ends up asking him to teach her to drive and then tearfully dumps him at an outdoor drinking tent because she thinks he is always sad when he is around her due to her being a reminder of his infidelities. She does not want to continue the relationship anymore.
At home, Sung-joon and Jung-sun have a heart to heart about their entire relationship. After that conversation, Sung-joon takes all of his boxes from their home and moves them into his new place. While unpacking them, he sees an old camera and ends up getting that film developed which show simple happy moments of him and Jung-sun. He bursts into tears when he sees them.
As far as how things shook out at the company, all of the VP’s people were fired. Jung-sun is praised by the CEO but knows that she will not be a person to her like Sung-joon was to the VP, because Jung-sun does not want that. So she tells her she is fine with it as she tells Jung-sun to just do her work well, as she always does.
Months later, we see that Mina has her baby and her husband decides to leave work for paternity leave so she can keep working. Hyun-ah moves in with a very happy Jin-ho, and Jung-sun talks with her fathers friend about how she is happy in her single life right now.
We also see that Yuri is on her way to America. Her father wishes her safe travels on the phone.
The last scene is of Jung-sun at a funeral of a VIP member. She sees Jung-sun there so they walk outside together and pleasantly chat with the snow falling softly on their umbrella’s. They both wish each other well and walk away in opposite directions.
And that is how it ended! I know a bit of a womp womp ending for me. It is also kind of a wtf with how Yuri didn’t really have anything devastating happen to her as repercussion for her involvement in this affair. But that might also be pretty realistic in how chaebols lives are so different from non-chaebols. Which is what VIP was all about.
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