Mei Xiu finds a secret love note to her.
Completely unaware of Yao Qi's struggles, Ji Wei looks in the mirror "I am so happy right now."
In the end, Mama Zhou says the one single thing that strikes at the heart of the matter again "If you are Zhou Ji Wei's real brother, what kind of life would you want her to have?"
Yao Qi goes through all his friends who has sacrificed one way or another to help him with his insurance job. Telling Ji Wei that he is tried of being a burden to his friends instead of the "Big Brother" he has always been, Yao Qi asks Ji Wei to give him back his life.
With tears running down her face, Ji Wei tells Yao Qi she will indeed leave him. Yao Qi and Ji Wei sobs in the respective corners after the break up.
Mama Zhou confesses to Daddy Zhou about Yao Qi's problem. Crying over how curl she was to Yao Qi, Daddy Zhou finally tells Mama Zhou that helping their kids is what being parents are all about. Pooling all their money together, including all of their retirement savings, Mama and Daddy Zhou decides to give $500,000 NT to Yao Qi for his dad's debt.
Mama Zhou "What if when we are old and no one takes care of us?"
Daddy Zhou "Then I'll go with you to beg on the street."
Mama Zhou calls Yao Qi to tell him about the money they are giving to him but Yao Qi has already thrown his phone in the trash.
Mama Zhou calls Ji Wei's to ask her where Yao Qi is, but all Ji Wei could do is sob.
Ji Wei and A Bin laughs over the fact Mei Xiu has finally found love with a man ten years her junior but they are still very happy for her.
I think in two episode ago, Mei Xiu goes with Ji Wei to dinner and there was a waiter that took their order. That's the mystery guy.
A Bin asks Ji Wei if she has forgiven Yao Qi yet?
Ji Wei "There is nothing to forgive. I was angry when I heard the truth from my mom and the fact he wouldn't allow me to "fall in" with him. But he wouldn't be him if he didn't do what he did. So now I am just waiting for myself to finally let it all be in past."
Yuan Fang tells Ji Wei that he was able to find out that Yao Qi always visits the special need grand daughter of one of his debtors on the fifth of every month.
Ji Wei goes to find Yao Qi but Yao Qi has already taken the special needs girl away from that facility.
On the train home, Yuan Fang shows up again "He really does love you, you know. So that makes me scared that I will have to work that much harder for you to fall in love with me."
Ji Wei shows up at Yao Qi's old restaurant and from her conversation with Yao Qi's friends it sounds like she always show up on the 17th of every month and orders the same thing (Sausage wrapped in glutinous rice).
With a shining ring on her finger, Ji Wei takes a bite into her food and in a voice over we hear "I will forgot and live my life normally everyday, but on the 17 of every month I will let me self miss Dai Yao Qi will all my being."
17 is special because in Taiwanese it has the same sound as Yao Qi.
In more voice over, Ji Wei think backs to the story she told in Episode one of the two artists who found true love with each other then decides to part ways. Ji Wei tells the end of that story when two artist will meet each other on some unknown street years later and again their eyes will meet to tell of the joy and the regret between them.
The most senseless story ever told. It always reminds me of a scene in a drama I can't remember now (tell me if you recognize this scene), the hero is sitting with an elderly man while on a self exile from the heroine for her sake. The elderly man pulls out a picture of his deceased wife and say "You think what you are doing is wise, but all I can see is that you are wasting precious time. Your love one will not always be around and one day it will be too late."
Thinking to herself, Ji Wei promises "Dai Yao Qi, One day we will meet again." The scene shows a page in the dictionary "Meeting Again: Maybe 2025"
My first thought after I finished this episode "What?!!!! Seriously?!" Second thought "CRAP! I still have to recap this. Don't make me watch it again."
So first thing first. What the heck is up with the ring? Answer: We don't know. We know is not the ring that Yao Qi bought for Shao Min (the Apple In Your Eye people said so). However, they won't say if it's from Yuan Fang or not.
So did Ji Wei get together with Yuan Fang in the end? Is the ending trying to say Yao Qi will always be her soul mate but she has chosen to marry Yuan Fang instead? The ending obviously doesn't provide an answer, but the director has made the statement that Yuan Fang is Ji Wei's Da Ren Brother.
Da Ren Bother is referring to the drama "In Time With You" where Da Ren is the hero of the story. In Taiwan, Da Ren Brother is a term used to refer to a man who ends up being a girl's (often a girl he likes) best friend but not quite a boyfriend. You know the kind of the guy that a girl can cry to and complain about all the jerks out there but will never actually date him? So if we go with the whole Da Ren concept, then Ji Wei probably didn't get together with Yuan Fang... although the ending for Da Ren in "In Time with You" is that he got the girl at the end.
Anyhow, speculation aside, I have no clue what this show is trying to say about what happens in the end with Ji Wei and Yao Qi. I REALLY dislike this ending. It kinda sours the whole show for me. I really hate it when a show goes all "artistic ending" on me just for "artistic ending" sake.
While I dislike unhappy or even open endings I can be okay with them if it make sense for the characters or fits the story line. However, this ending does neither. I can see Yao Qi disappearing and that does kind of fit his character. BUT giving up and moving on doesn't fit Ji Wei's at all, especially when she knows why Yao Qi did what he did. Here is a girl who would invest over 20 years of her life and even give up her life for Yao Qi, and now she is just willing to sit back or even move on when she knows the guy is still crazy about her?!
The Ji Wei I know from this story would be working night and day to help Yao Qi pay off his dad's debt even if she is not actively looking for him. It would not be hard at all for Ji Wei to find the list of debtors that Yao Qi has to pay back. So why would she just let him struggle all by himself? Plus, it would be totally unlike Yao Qi's personality not to charge right back to her to stop her from paying his debt once he finds out she is paying debtors.
Lastly, why did they even throw Yuan Fang back into the mix at the end? If they really are going to say "hey, Je Wei is moving on with her life and looking else where for love..." then fine have her do that, but not with Yuan Fang. The story has shown clearly that Ji Wei doesn't like Yuan Fang at all, at least not romantically so why would he somehow have a chance with her just because Yao Qi is out of the picture? It's not a question of A or B but if A is out then look there is a whole slew of other guys around. Now, I don't necessary have a problem if Yuan Fang is going to play Da Ren's role in Ji Wei's life... but can Da Ren really be played by someone who kidnapped you once?
All in all, this might just have ruined my Halloween. I know, I know, kinda dramatic but I get like that sometimes when a good story gets ruined. This show really was going to be one of my favorite T-Drama but the ending probably has just made it the T-Drama I don't want to talk about.