Whether we like it or not, whether we’re ready or not, Nice Guy is ending this week. Are you ready? I’m ready, with tissues and medication by my side. Whatever happens in the end, I know it won’t be a surprise or a twist ending for the sake of yanking the rug out from under us. At this point everyone is bracing for any character to die. Isn’t that right? Maru is the most logical one to bite the bullet, what with a entire volume of emotional and psychological scars plus a clog in his brain just waiting to burst at any moment. Jae Hee could go as well, death being an easy way out for her to atone for her sins and leaving poor innocent Eun Seok being collateral damage. Eun Gi’s death from her inability to claw her way out of a maelstrom of mixed memories and a mountain of lies and half truths is an acceptable way for her story to end. As such, we’re like a band of people watching a lit firework right before our eyes, with our ears plugged and cringing at the imminent resounding bang. But will it go out with a bang or a whimper?
Will Lee Kyung Hee tell the story she wants, or the story the viewers clamor for? Will both be the same thing, and she always wanted a happy ending all along. We’ll know in three days time, but I guarantee it’ll be a doozy. How can it now, when the entire journey has been the most exhilarating of experiences, a melodrama that doesn’t aim to be either dramatic or full of woe. It aims to probe deep into the recesses of the human heart, play with our minds, make us question our values. In Jae Hee’s shoes, would we make the same choices as her? Hard to say. In Maru’s shoes, could we let go of a pipe dream before it destroyed his life? Probably not? To walk in Eun Gi’s shoes would be to wonder how a woman who locked away her heart could suddenly give it to a stranger, along with her conviction and her future. The long preview for episode 19 hints at what’s to come but doesn’t drop any humdinger of a spoiler. Nevertheless, I lapped this up like a thirsty desert traveler coming across an oasis.
Joon Ha meets with lawyer Ahn and admits that he was lying when he said that he didn’t care if Eun Gi chose Maru. He claimed that if he loved someone he just wants her to be happy, he wouldn’t want to possess her. That was him lying, he loves Eun Gi and does want her. He doesn’t want Maru to have her. His plan all along was about Eun Gi regaining her memories, because he believed that if she did she would know how much Joon Ha loved her and would pick him. That is why he chose to keep the recording (of Jae Hee and lawyer Ahn at the scene of the Chairman’s death) a secret. He intended to never reveal that. But now he sees it different. Love can be about letting go. That kind of love is stronger than wanting to be by her side. Letting her go is the strongest kind of love, and that is the only way Joon Ha can find happiness as well. He learned that from Kang Maru.
Jae Shik stands in the bathroom as Maru shaves. Jae Shik tells Maru that he has a knife in his pocket right now and if he were to stab Maru and kill him, he was promised an house. Maru is completely not shocked or worried and continues shaving. Jae Shik starts to shaken. Maru calls him hyung and tells Jae Shik that if he wants to kill Maru then to do it right now.
Maru arrives in the hospital room to see Eun Gi by Joon Ha’s bedside.
THANKS LADY KOALA!!!!!!!!!
I was aboout to go crazy if no spoilers of the finale!!!!!
OH MY GOSH!!! i cannot wait until the finale! well, at least jae shik has some conscience floating around in his head. he kind of wants to kill maru for a house, but at the same time he doesn’t.
jealous Maru ^_^
hope jaeshik thinks many times before he kill maru. only maru’s family that always welcome him, never treat him badly even feed him sometimes.
if he help maru to make eungi be the owner of taesan maybe he will get more than a house that AMY promised to give him. think smart jaeshik-ssi
I am so not going to read any previews, spoilers or anything else till this thing is over…but I’m totally bracing for the impact of a hard hitting finale…I’m positive that we’re going to get a death or two (fully stocked with tissues!!!)…I’m betting on Maru being our fatality from our OTP and am also hoping Jae Hee gets something similar ‘cuz I swear I’ll be ripping out all my hair, if not…..Idk abt Eun Ki but I’ll say she has a 50% chance when you do math with all of LKH’s previous drama endings
Miss Koala, have you found video preview ????? I am so curious for tomorrow ~ #going crazy
I am still hoping it will be happy ening :’)
I mean happy ending 😀
Me too!! I’m waiting for this weekend to download this show to watch after exams IF and only if it his a good ending and neither Maru or Eun Gi die….can’t wait fir tomorrow!!
thanks unnie!! i super love Nice Guy and hoping for a happy ending =)
as someone who has seen a therapist from my mid 20s thru my early 40s….i am in my 60s now i am preparing with the box of tissues and my prozac ( for the anxiety and depression) i know i’ll be feeling at the end of this drama. But it has been the BEST angst i have had in years!!! All the actors were truly phenomenal, the directing too wonderful for words and the story just beyond fabulous. This is the best kdrama i have ever seen…..thank sooooo much for the recaps and the thought provoking analysis.
At this rate,I think everybody is going to die!Even my beloved Joon Ha:(
Off to buying tissues…!
I cant wait for the last two episodes… I keep on thinking how will it end and will the writer push the story that will leave us amaze or a stand up imaginary ovation (right koala?)hehehe.. Whatever will it be I’m preparing myself for the big END and a sob,… at last I’m sure there will be lots of viewers and those folks whose been sticking of reading your recaps will know that this drama is so good that you will forever remember how Maru and Eun Gi started and end, how super duper nice is nice guy is and was until the very end of the story.. I really love the drama especially the recap Ms. Koala, thumbs up for you! Looking forward for your last two recaps!
thanks ms koala! medication??! i hope not. cant wait for the episodes but really want it subbed before i watch. just hope i can hold out without reading spoilers. my will power is not so strong esp when we have a public holiday on thursday as well
since MR is in the hospital, someone please drag him to get his surgery!
oi! i second to that!!!
ditto…thanks ms. koala for our daily dose of “Nice Guy”
omgeee! of all people, that’s not Joon Ha i envisioned in the hospital. my excuses to Joon Ha fans but that’s a rather good news for me. 🙂 how i wish that Maru would then go straight to the operating room and get over and done with with that hematoma. *wishes* *wishes* *wishes* *wishes do come true*
oh and very BIG thanks koala sis for the preview post. 🙂
I am a Joon ha fan and I so do not want my man to die!
my excuses again…
I’ve only watched 10 eps, and read recaps/comments for the rest. I have to admit, Joon Ha is the only guy in Nice Guy makes my heart flutters. Maru doesn’t. It’s interesting to watch him though.
Koala-unni! Thank you very much! Saranghaeeeeee! ^^
I have to buy more tissues… ¬¬
yay! thank you so much for the video prev. 🙂
the long preview and 30secs preview make me ahdhdhewdj *don’t know what to say..T.T
wednesday, can you come faster??
Oh no we have to wait till Thursday to know whether or not eungi will say yes or no to maru’s question aren’t we? Thanks for the long preview… Now I don’t know if I can sleep from the anxiety!
Thank you once again Ockoala. You’re great at dissecting each character and their relationships. Am looking forward for an awesome and a remarkable finale from Lee Kyung Hee. Nice Guy is damn an incredible ride, definitely the best kdrama I’ve seen this year!
supuestamente traduccion de la preview
Eun-Gi: You do what you have to do, Maru-shi. I’ll do everything in my power to get Han Jae-Hee. Don’t let me catch her, if you want to protect her.
Jae-Hee: Don’t you care what happens to Eun-Gi?
Jae-Hee: Will you die with me?
Maru: If you want to die, you go ahead and die alone. I’m not going to die. Why would I? I’ve done nothing wrong.
Maru: Let’s run away. To some place no one can find us. Run away with me… Seo Eun-Gi.
pero está incompleta
I want more
Just thinking now, if they are in the hospital, maybe there is a chance that Maru will be seen by the doctor who is treating Eun gi before right?
There is still a chance for Maru to live!!!! wishing & hoping!crossfinger now…..
guyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyys …. ep 19 video preview ! ENJOOOOOOY
Thanks! Video previews are the best, not that picture spoilers aren’t. Hahah
I cant believe NG will finish this week. Watching preview ep. 19 just like I will still watch NG for more episodes. Then I will be satisfied for whatever ending of this show coz I’ve believed in it from the first episode. Btw, I’ve chose to be ChaeKi shipper also. Ah~ Happy bday to Moon Chae Won-ssi.
Oh gosh! I’m biting away all my teeth from the nervous anticipation!
By the way, an awful thought just occurred to me and I’ll totally flip if lee kyung hee does this: Maru sees eun gi by joon ha’s side and decides to donate some freaking organ to save joon ha.
If this classic Makjang happens I think I’ll weep my heart out and be pissed off 🙁
That last shot of the trailer looks like a dream to me,the lighting of it is like the lighting that they use when they want to show something’s a dream so I have this little hope that maybe Maru gets his surgery and that scene is actually what he dreams…and then he’ll wake up and they’ll live happily ever after!:)
the end is just a harsh ward that you cannot escape from as every thing has an end so iam waiting for this end with heavy heart wishing to be asimple good bye not a harsh one.
thank you so much unnie for every second you shared with us.
i just got the feeling that Joon Ha will survive while Maru will die.
Im scared to see the ending…hope everubody will have the endings they deserve…:)