This is part 3 of our recap for The World of the Married!
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KOREAN DRAMA THE WORLD OF THE MARRIED RECAP EPISODE 16 – PART 3
They walk away and leave Tae-oh on the sidewalk alone. They cross the street to get in their car. Joon-yong looks back at Tae-oh who is looking at them. Sun-woo looks at him as well and then at her son.
Tae-oh looks down. Joon-young looks at his mom and tries not to cry. Then a bus passes and he looks over at Tae-oh who is running in front of the bus.
JY – APPA!
The bus screeches its breaks. A tear trickles down Joon-young’s cheek. Sun-woo starts to walk to the bus.
VO – The accuser who shredded my pure love. My enemy that I killed. I hated him with everything.
People are looking at the bus.
VO – You are my enemy and my comrade and my enemy and my comrade and my husband.
She gets to the front of the bus. He is fine, the bus’s breaks are AH-MAZING. They stopped with a couple feet to spare. She pulls him away to the sidewalk. He crumbles to the ground and cries and cries while holding her waist.
Joon-young runs up and sees them like this with his father crying and gripping Sun-woo’s waste and he mother bent over him and also crying. Joon-young shakes his head as if this is the worst sight in his life. He starts to back away and then takes off running.
Sun-woo lets go of Tae-oh and starts to run after him.
Joon-young takes out his cell phone and throws it on the ground and continues running away.
VO – What other choice should I have made? Did I have a choice? Did I have a chance to pull my mistake back?
She gets to the cell phone and picks it up. It is all broken.
Tae-oh comes running up behind her and sees the broken phone. Then he takes off running up the street, looking for Joon-young. He yells his name and runs up the middle of the street.
Sun-woo is frozen in place.
VO – Everything I was holding was actually nothing.
Tae-oh talks to the cops about this.
VO – After I realized it, it was too late.
Sun-woo watches and cries. She braces herself on the police car.
VO – I lost the most important thing to me.
ONE YEAR LATER
Tae-oh comes out of a room. It is a movie office room. He is going office to office dropping his script off. It gets put in a pile of other scripts.
He goes to a cafe andn looks at younger photos of Joon-young during happier times. He sends a text and asks, how is Joon-young? Nothing? Then he puts his phone away and starts to write.
Sun-woo is at work drinking a tea. The nurse comes in and tells her that her patient is here. She gets up and goes to greet them.
VO (YR) – No news of Joon-yuong?
Ye-rim is writing at a cafe that it looks like she owns. She says that she is getting settled and has regular customers.
Jae-hyuk is looking sadly at some cake. He is looking at the cake that Ye-rim liked the most.
VO (YR) – I have no regret on my choice.
Da-kyung is studying art in a library. A random guy gives her a drink. She looks at him and then packs up to leave.
VO (YR) – Honestly, I try not to regret.
Da-kyung walks out. She doesn’t look at that man.
VO (YR) – Life is your own choice. When you check this mail, I hope you are at peace and happy.
Sun-woo leaves her office and walks to the front to talk to the nurses. She checks on her schedule then asks for the next patient.
One of the patients stands up and walks to her. It is Ha Dong-shik who had the skin issue. But he looks very nice now. He is wearing a casual suit. She tells him that he looks great. He says what is on the surfae doesn’t always matter. Then he says that he was better. But, it wasn’t something that I tried hard to do. Life is something where someone hits the back of your head when you are relaxed. Living is continued unrest.
She says, yes, well, I hope your treatment goes well. I have my next patient. She turns to leave, but he tells her – momentarily, people take it as a comfort. But actually people don’t care about someone else’s misfortune. She turns ack to him.
VO (YR) – Regretting and blaming your self is enough.
Yoon-ki comes out and sees Sun-woo talking with this man. He is actually looking for him as his patient. He walks up to him.
VO (YR) – I hope you forgave, especially yourself.
She drives home. A new family has moved in to Ye-rim’s house. Sun-woo checks her mail. The new family comes to say hello. Sun-woo kind of smiles and goes inside quickly.
She checks her mail inside. One of the mails is about supporting missing kids.
VO – I tried so hard, I don’t think I can forgive.
It looks like she is supporting missing kids centers.
VO – Because now I know that forgiving someone is as cocky as judging someone.
She eats alone at night.
VO – I will just endure my own time and try to be here and wait for my son who will come back some day. Living with this uncertain hope and overcoming this insecurity and putting away my cockiness that says I can decide and control everything, that is the best thing I can do.
She goes to her room and types all of this on the computer.
VO – Between couples who shared most of their life, cutting out one person means I have to give away my entire self. The pain goes to both of them. Between couples, there is no 100% accuser or 100% victim.
She eats breakfast alone.
VO – I am just chewing over this mess we made. And I am not consumed by this pain and live my day to day life.
She turns her head. The light turns on. She looks up. Expectation is all over her.
VO – Maybe it will come as a rescue.
Joon-young comes in through the door.
VO – The moment I can forgive myself.
She looks at him with wide loving eyes.
SW – You are back….
She doesn’t know what to do. She slowly walks up to him smiling.
Wow, what an ending! They brought it right back to the family pain of this kind of situation and I kind of love it. It turns this story into a cautionary tale for sure which is definitely is. I love how she realized that what she thought mattered, didn’t actually matter and what did actually matter she lost in the end.
It is also nice to know that Joon-young came back after spending a year away from that nonsense. It is also a bit of a full circle because his father said he left home to get away from his own father and did not come back until his father died.
But in this case, Joon-young ran away from home and spent a good amount of time away, but he decided to go back home instead of staying away for good. At least, that is how I see the episode.
But of course, she could have gone crazy and sees a mirage of her son every morning when she eats breakfast. They definitely left that part open. But she does not look like she went crazy to me???? (for all those wondering my opinion on it).
This is definitely a better ending that Misty! I will recommend this show as a cautionary tale that is a fabulous revenge story. I loved it all the way to the end.