Now that Nice Guy is over, I have a big, Song Joong Ki shaped whole in my heart.
For ten weeks, I cringed, I cried, I sat on the edge of my seat, all in anticipation of the last episode. And then -
OK, wait, WHAT? I have to say this last episode left me kind of embarrassed at my own stupidity. (I later realized I wasn’t alone.) What I thought it was, it wasn’t. Or so SJK later said in an interview. I still loved this drama, but my mind needed to fill in the blanks. So who better to give me what I want, then me! Here are two endings I’d be happier with.
Previously the bionic man, having been beat up, jailed, and in tip top shape cardiovascularly from climbing all those stairs to his place all those years, MaRu realizes he will never have the strength to get the love confession to Eun Gi out of his mouth. Desperate to stop himself from running to the police station to rescue Jae Hee in another act of noble idiocy, he decides it’s better to succumb to death now, 5 feet from the hospital and busy intersection where he was surrounded by people a few seconds ago. That way he can get a good rest in eternity while waiting for Eun Gi to join him.
Creepy Lawyer Ahn is in a jail cell next to Jae Hee, where they spend their days tapping out evil plans of revenge in Morse code. And it’s not for 7 years, it’s for 70 years. (I now know if I ever want to off someone, I’m luring them to South Korea first, where it seems that no matter how many people you kill, you only have to serve 7 years.)
Eun Gi and Lawyer Park run Taesan. They kiss. Several times. (Yeah, I am OK with MaRu dying if I get to see a little action between Eun Gi and Lawyer Park. MaRu, you know you’re my man, but I gotta say, Lawyer Park is hot.)
Happy – MaRu Lives
MaRu collapses, but since he’s only 5 feet from the hospital, people actually rush over to him. Post surgery, MaRu opens his eyes and through the mist of the vaporizer finds Eun Gi sitting by his side, holding her Barbie. Unfortunately, the amnesia bug has bit MaRu this time. (You can never have too much amnesia in a drama!) Eun Gi, undaunted, brings him a Ken doll, and together they role play with their dolls until they actually learn to verbalize their emotions to each other. MaRu stays blissfully ignorant of the past, so they get a fresh start at a relationship, and live happily ever after by opening a chain of doll hospitals.
Creepy lawyer Ahn and Jae Hee – see above. While I could think of much worse, I personally don’t like to watch any form of torture.
While visiting MaRu in the hospital, Lawyer Park meets a hot young nurse. They kiss. Several times. (Yeah, I’m happy!)