Prosecutor Choi questions Director Moon if he really is going to lump himself in with Dong Chi's group. With determination, Director Moon replies "It has always been us." (Meaning they have always been a team.)
With many evidences available but none that really can put Prosecutor Choi behind bars, Dong Chi makes the suggestions that they give up... especially after he remembers Prosecutor Choi's threat that Director Moon would be harmed.
Giving a wryly smile, Director Moon says he knows Dong Chi is concerned about his safety but he has decided to go ahead with the case anyway.
Lastly, Prosecutor Choi shows up again in front of Dong Chi. Don't expect these appearances to be explained... they won't be.
Apparently, Director Moon decides to go ahead and charges Prosecutor Choi so everyone ends up at the court. Kang Soo is the first one up to give his testimony of seeing Prosecutor Choi giving White Bear the order to kill Kang Soo. To no one's surprise, Kang Soo's fuzzy testimony based on his recovered memory as a seven years old child back then was soon shred to pieces by Deputy Chief Oh's questions.
Back in court, things are not going to well for Dong Chi and Director Moon as various witness adds to Prosecutor Choi's defense due to their fear of Hwa Yeong.
Dong Chi calls his dad as a witness and Daddy Goo recounts his eye witness of watching Prosecutor Choi coldly looking at a child (Han Byeul) unconsciously lying in the abandoned factory and leaving by himself shortly before the fire started.
In a shocking turn of events, Dong Chi refutes his dad's testimony of killing White Bear and gives evidences that show he is the one that killed the man instead.
I feel rather badly for White Bear's mother and twin brother. How bad is it that they can't really even hate Dong Chi when White Bear was the one that was trying to kill two kids... actually three kids.
After his confession, Dong Chi takes off his court robe right there and bows to everyone. .
Folding up his court robe, Dong Chi hands it over to Yeol Moo.
It was super sad that Dong Chi had a flash back here of when he and Yeol Moo was separated by the rushing traffic because Yeol Moo had ran away thinking he was her brother's killer. I guess this was a suggestion that once again, Dong Chi wants so badly to go to Yeol Moo but can't.
After numerous witnesses, some who were truthful and some said outright lies, Prosecutor Choi in a very relaxed manner asks Director Moon during his questioning "What crime did I commit? Is it a crime to not save someone?"
Director Moon "Yes, unfortunately not saving someone is not a crime, since what you did was so unthinkable for a human being. The laws are made for human beings not for animals."
Hanging up the phone, Director Moon leans his seat back, closes his eyes and gets ready for the mystery man to give him a head massage. I am sticking to that story.
The camera takes us on a tour of all the empty offices in the prosecutor office and ends the tour on the picture of the the whole team. I was REALLY afraid the show was going to end right there... thankfully it didn't.
Three years later...
In an empty court, Yeol Moo greets Dong Chi and fingers his pin that shows he is a lawyer now. Smiling brightly, Dong Chi calls Yeol Moo "Prosecutor Han Yeol Moo!"
After a pretense of giving Yeol Moo's question some thought, Dong Chi replies "Let's do it! Let's go."
I think they are talking about dating... but it sure sounds different in translation.
A bitter sweet ending... kinda more bitter than sweet in my opinion. I wasn't too surprised by Director Moon's ... "Head massage" since they have been hinting it for a while now. Moreover, I think Director Moon knows that he has gone too far for his ending to be any different no matter what he does at this point.
I personally rather dislike this sort of ending even though I understand any other sort might just not be realistic. I am talking about the ending where you feel like "Well... they kinda won... but not really, since the true villains are just going to put others in place."
And we did see strong hints that Hwa Yeong was only merely annoyed and that Dong Chi and Director Moon's sacrifice hardly put a dent in their power.
This is the guy that showed up in the last two episodes and the same man that was in Director Moon's car. There seems no doubt that he is probably Wha Yeong's man and if you go one step further from Prosecutor Choi's cryptic words of "Do you think there is only one Park Man Geon?" we could even take a guess that he might be another Park Man Geon.
I am a bit scared that since the mystery man paid a visit to deputy Yoo who seems to recognize him and takes a very respectful attitude towards the man, I am afraid the show is trying to suggest that deputy Yoo is also one of Hwa Yeong's man....
Anyway, I finished the show with this hopeless feeling that the "big evil" is just some monster that will keep coming back no matter what you do... and maybe everyone you trust is already working for them. Not a good feeling at all.
Oh, well. At least the show did give us a decent happy ending with Dong Chi and Yeol Moo's romance. I really should be thanking my lucky stars the writer at least gave us that much.
All in all, I enjoyed myself immensely while watching this show and despite my choice to rewrite some endings in my head I am impressed with what a great ride it has been.