Time simply appears to go sooner on the finish of the 12 months as a result of “Love in Contract” is already over! We have one final journey left with Choi Sang Eun (Park Min Young) and Jung Ji Ho (Go Kyung Pyo) as they head towards their comfortable ending. Naturally, final minute villains make an look as a result of evil has to evil, however Sang Eun has robust individuals round her now, and he or she might even shock herself with what she’s able to doing for the individuals she loves.
Warning: spoilers for episodes 15-16 beneath.
1. Sang Eun will get her freedom
Thanks to Yoo Mi Ho’s (Jin Kyung’s) incessant scheming, Sang Eun has been positioned effectively and really within the crosshairs of Kang Jin Group’s scion Seon Jin (Oh Ryoong) who’s decided to carry his place in line to inherit the corporate and use Sang Eun to do it. This ends in all type of last-minute company shenanigans as Seon Jin tries to interrupt into Sang Eun’s residence to seek out Mi Ho’s stash of proof in opposition to Ina Group, pressure Sang Eun into marriage so he can ally with Ina Group, and wreck Sang Eun and Ina Group (he ought to actually make up his thoughts).
Kang Hae Jin (Kim Jae Young) is of course distraught in any respect this and on the mounting strain from his job on the company. He’s excelling, however that solely makes Seon Jin increasingly more livid. Everyone takes a flip on the self-sacrifice bat with Mi Ho trying to sacrifice herself and go to jail, then Ji Ho trying to cowl for Mi Ho and doubtlessly lose his job, and Hae Jin shedding his thoughts making an attempt to guard all of them, till Jung Ji Eun (Lee Joo Bin) lastly has sufficient and tells on all of them to Sang Eun who refuses to let the individuals round her lose their happiness to make her comfortable.
So she reveals as much as a board assembly the place Seon Jin’s dad and mom are current and raises hell. Turns out that there was a cause for her outburst on the organized marriage dinner with Seon Jin all these years in the past. He’d accosted her within the toilet, made all types of frankly gross feedback about everybody current, and them groped her besides. But she had recorded him. And she performs it now from her previous flip cellphone. Chaos ensues, Seon Jin is kicked out of the corporate to heaven is aware of the place, and Sang Eun is lastly free.
2. Sang Eun and Mi Ho embark on a brand new journey
Once Sang Eun finds out that Mi Ho was planning to sacrifice herself, she confronts the opposite lady and is heartbroken to seek out that Mi Ho had saved all the cash she despatched her over time as a belief fund for her. Sang Eun reveals that she knew all alongside that Mi Ho was her mom. She had over her and Jung Gil Tae (Ahn Suk Hwan), Ina Group’s CEO and her father, and recorded the dialog (she information every little thing!).
Now Sang Eun’s habits makes all of the extra sense. She wasn’t simply making an attempt to please a mom determine however the lady she knew was her mom. That’s why she paid for Mi Ho’s bail and stored making an attempt to earn her approval. It’s one factor to let somebody go in the event that they aren’t associated to you, however she knew Mi Ho was her mom and couldn’t assist making an attempt to ensure she was okay. And Mi Ho was the identical.
The two ladies reconcile with Mi Ho asking for forgiveness for what she did to Sang Eun. It was inexcusable and completely was abuse, even when she did it to provide Sang Eun every little thing she by no means had. Sang Eun, for her half, forgives Mi Ho, and the 2 ladies transfer ahead to a greater relationship the place Sang Eun even calls her mom.
Mi Ho goes on to work at a tea store and naturally manages to curate such an costly set of blends that enterprise is booming. Her ex and Sang Eun’s father reveals up after having offered Ina Group, and Mi Ho’s face is hilarious when he asks her to have tea with him.
But nobody right here is exempt from a contented ending. Take Hae Jin for one.
3. Hae Jin will get his freedom
Afterwards, Sang Eun meets with Hae Jin’s mother, and the 2 lastly have a coronary heart to coronary heart. Now that everybody is aware of that Mi Ho is her mom, Sang Eun admits that she lived for her mom for the longest time, making an attempt to make her proud at the price of her personal happiness. And she is aware of a kindred spirit when she sees it. Because Hae Jin is similar, dwelling for his mom so she doesn’t get thrown away by her husband the way in which Seon Jin simply was.
Hae Jin’s mom lastly places two and two collectively, and through a household assembly when her husband asks Hae Jin to relocate to the United States for 5 years and Hae Jin dully says sure, his mom places her foot down. For the primary time, she asks if he’s actually comfortable, if he’s doing what he desires. He says it doesn’t matter, however she yells that it does and that he ought to cease fascinated about her and let her work out her personal marriage (I actually want she had this knowledge earlier than as a result of she almost killed this boy). Hae Jin is overjoyed to listen to it and instantly says that he desires to return to performing.
And he does! But in a barely totally different capability. He takes on artwork movies and tries a hand at directing, in a position to really respect what he loves all of the extra now that it was almost taken from him. And Sang Eun is comfortable to see it. Plus, he isn’t the one one embarking on a brand new dream.
4. Gwang Nam finds his voice
Sang Eun is put out upon discovering that Woo Gwang Nam (Kang Hyung Suk) was about to go away with out telling her. She asks why he doesn’t simply keep and pursue his dream, however Gwang Nam voices that he’s afraid that folks will out him and decide him for his sexuality. There’s nothing Sang Eun can say to that, however hope comes by a stunning particular person. Yoo Jung Hwan (Kim Hyun Mok) at all times noticed a star in Gwang Nam and is devastated to listen to that he’s leaving. He goes to him and tries to persuade him to remain, promising that he’ll make a star out of him. It’s unclear whether or not Jung Hwan has different emotions at play right here as he repeatedly insists that Gwang Nam shouldn’t take this the improper approach, however there’s no denying that lots of his traces are historically these stated in different dramas by ladies.
Gwang Nam gently refuses and goes to have dinner together with his household the place they naturally all pile into him, demanding that he get married once more (this poor man). He lastly tells all of them that he’s homosexual and has no intent of marrying a lady to please them once more. The household erupts, screaming and hitting him, and it’s so terrible and unhappy. But Jung Hwan materializes out of nowhere and says that Gwang Nam is about to change into a significant star. The household instantly quiets on the prospect of milking Gwang Nam for cash (I hope he doesn’t give them a cent!) and the matter is smoothed over.
Gwang Nam is moved at Jung Hwan’s religion in him and agrees to provide this star factor a strive so far as they will go. It’s very nice that his arc was executed justice. Yes, he was a facet character in Sang Eun’s present, however he had his personal desires, motivations, and household life, and he lived a life that wasn’t depending on her. It’s at all times great to see illustration in dramas, and this was a wholesome, constructive approach of doing so. Gwang Nam was at all times greater than his sexuality, and his arc examined the problem of dwelling as a homosexual man in a conventional society whereas additionally giving him a life past that. Gwang Nam stays the most effective.
5. Sang Eun and Ji Ho’s street to happiness
After all is resolved we get a quite odd and random separation the place Sang Eun ghosts Ji Ho for the longest time and almost sends him right into a depressive spiral. She doesn’t talk to him in any respect, and that’s actually the worst type of factor to do to a accomplice. After a lot urging by Mi Ho and Woo Gwang Nam, she lastly goes and admits that she was afraid and ashamed of her life and thought he was too good for her. It doesn’t make sense, however they make up and put together for a marriage.
And what a whirlwind of preparation it’s! From swimsuit jackets that develop more and more tighter to debating marriage ceremony invites and looking for a venue that Sang Eun hasn’t already been married at, it’s such a problem that each of them notice that they don’t actually desire a marriage ceremony in any case. Instead, they put together to host a small housewarming. But although our couple is already married, it didn’t come about in probably the most conventional of how. Ji Ho resolves to vary that by proposing to her. He has all of it deliberate out when Sang Eun leaves throughout their dinner at an costly restaurant to ‘go to the bathroom’. He straight up panics when individuals pull out violins, roses, and crimson carpets, wave their telephones, and drag him to a wreath. And then Sang Eun reveals as much as suggest to him. It’s a beautiful second feat. Gwang Nam singing, and everybody awws when the couple kiss.
Everyone besides Hae Jin for some cause reveals as much as the housewarming. He and Ji Ho and Ji Eun are ingesting buddies now, so it isn’t clear why he wasn’t there. But all goes sunny and smiley and effectively, and certainly one of his co-workers catches the bouquet Sang Eun throws. It is an finish, nevertheless it’s solely the beginning of Sang Eun and Ji Ho’s married life. And the truth that they spend the subsequent hungover morning (a Sunday) having ramen is proof that every one goes to go just about effectively.
This was a fairly cute present that acquired tied down in lots of extraneous element. At its coronary heart, it may have been a personality examine. A woman who was little greater than a doll who turned her again on every little thing however was nonetheless caught taking part in a component by looking for her happiness in different individuals’s happiness. And a man who was closed off to the world, not as a result of he felt nothing, however as a result of he didn’t know how one can present it in a fashion that wouldn’t get him ridiculed or earn him common dislike for being too blunt. But this story acquired slowed down in a second lead that wouldn’t stop for the longest time and too many pointless company machinations and the reveal of Sang Eun’s career publicly, which didn’t add something worthwhile to the narrative. But at its core, “Love in Contract” was a narrative of how individuals can save one another. She helped him categorical his coronary heart, and he confirmed her that she was entitled to and worthy of affection. Not unhealthy for a romance that began contractually.
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Shalini_A is a very long time Asian-drama addict. When not watching dramas, she works as a lawyer, fangirls over Ji Sung, and makes an attempt to write the best fantasy romance of all time. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram, and be at liberty to ask her something!
Currently Watching: “Love in Contract,” “Blind,” “Gaus Electronics,” “Love is for Suckers.”
Looking Forward to: “Island,” “Queen of the Scene,” “Black Knight,” and, in fact, Ji Sung’s subsequent drama.