Seasons of Blossom: Episodes 15-16 (Final)
Summer season draws to a close, and so does our story. As we prepare to say goodbye to our characters, they should also prepare to cease dwelling in the previous and move on into the subsequent chapter of their lives.
EPISODES 15-16 WEECAP
The photo of So-mang with a student following hours (Jae-min, but his face is not visible) spreads. Her head teacher is frustrated, but understands what was seriously going on. He urges her to clarify anything to the disciplinary committee so she will not have to sacrifice her complete future profession, but So-mang refuses to let Jae-min’s name be attached to the scandal. Alternatively, she resigns.
The teacher who told the ghost story prior to wastes tiny time in expressing his satisfaction at her receiving “comeuppance” for speaking back to him. His rant tends to make the entire class uncomfortable, and lastly Jae-min cannot take it any longer. Jumping to his feet, he requires the teacher to process for speaking so cruelly of each So-mang and Ha-min, and when the teacher does not back down, he comes out with the rest: the student from the story was his brother, and So-mang was the only particular person Jae-min could speak to about stated brother. Then Jae-min storms out of the classroom prior to the teacher can cease him.
Seeing that Sun-hee desires to bolt following him but cannot, Bo-mi secures permission slips for each of them to leave college when that class period ends. She extends them as an olive branch, which Sun-hee reluctantly accepts.
The ice broken, Bo-mi explains that though she believed she was providing Jae-min up out of consideration for Sun-hee, she now realizes her feelings for him merely weren’t all that compelling — but her feelings for Jin-young are. When she worries that Jin-young may possibly not like her back, Sun-hee rolls her eyes. She knows completely properly that Jin-young feels the identical.
Sun-hee’s confirmation is all the push Bo-mi demands. She runs to meet Jin-young (who was on his way to discover her anyway), but they take so lengthy constructing up to the confession that Bo-mi’s bus arrives prior to she can get the words “I like you” out. Jin-young appears to know anyway, and tells her with a smile that she can say it tomorrow.
In spite of how normally persons in this show have regretted letting one thing critical go unsaid, this time it operates out just fine. The college bully drops by their classroom to make horrible “jokes” about Jae-min and Ha-min, sprinkling in insults against Bo-mi, Sun-hee, and Jin-young when Bo-mi stands up to him. That provides Bo-mi the opportunity to declare her feelings for Jin-young in front of the entire class as the 3 of them take the bully down (rather actually). Afterwards, Jin-young waits for Bo-mi with the most significant smile so he can officially inform her he likes her, as well. They’re prepared to be with each other for actual.
Jae-min goes to discover So-mang, feeling a bit freer now that his secret is out. But as they broach the topic of the evening Ha-min died, a terrible realization crashes more than him. That evening, Ha-min had been waiting for him to come residence, but he’d gone to Sun-hee’s property rather.
Becoming little ones, she’d asked offhand if he ever wished he didn’t have a brother, and he’d admitted that the way their parents treated him mainly because of Ha-min in some cases created him really feel lonely. An individual had been standing nearby, and only now does Jae-min understand that particular person should have been Ha-min himself. Though tiny Jae-min had followed up that he loved his brother regardless, Ha-min had currently left.
The subsequent day, Jae-min does not show up for college. Worse, no 1, not even his father, knows exactly where he is. So-mang joins the frantic search, and lastly finds him on a rooftop close to Ha-min’s grave. No matter if he was contemplating jumping off or not, he’s ashamed of getting located factors to blame everybody else for Ha-min’s death when (he now believes) it was his personal fault.
By means of tears, So-mang corrects him: it was everyone’s fault, and no 1 particular person is to blame. But if there’s 1 factor she knows, it is that Jae-min was the most valuable particular person in the planet to Ha-min, and what he wanted most was to shield him. So-mang provides Jae-min the hug she wishes she’d offered Ha-min, promising to bear in mind and really feel sorry toward Ha-min with each other so he does not have to bear it alone.
As summer time comes to a close, So-mang visits the art classroom 1 final time. There, she returns Ha-min’s journal to Jae-min and also provides him a image she drew of him and Ha-min — each in their higher college uniforms — with their arms about every other’s shoulders. Jae-min provides her an unopened letter he located in Ha-min’s space.
When Jae-min leaves, So-mang images Ha-min appearing prior to her, and her younger self operating into his arms. Even though they appear like their higher college selves, they speak as although they’re essentially reuniting following the lengthy separation. So-mang desires to think he’s in a significantly happier spot now, but she’d also like to know he regrets his selection, at least a tiny.
Speaking of the evening he died, Ha-min says the sky was so gorgeous that he believed it may possibly be the 1 spot he could breathe additional conveniently. But now he hopes his loved ones can discover the courage he lacked to attain out for assistance from other folks. He apologizes for turning a gorgeous moment in time into heartbreaking memories, and asks her not to study his final letter. Alternatively, he desires her to really move on with her personal life.
So-mang, in turn, thanks him for the fantastic memories that created her who she is now. With a farewell kiss, the image of Ha-min fades. As she wipes her tears, So-mang bids the summer time — and along with it, Ha-min — goodbye.
If I have 1 complaint about this finale week, it is that the transitions in between the So-mang/Jae-min/Ha-min storyline and the Bo-mi/Jin-young/Sun-hee 1 felt a lot additional jarring than usual. Each coming to terms with grief and finding out to communicate one’s feelings are critical — even interconnected at occasions, as with Jae-min — but it felt like I had to maintain reeling back in the heavier feelings to concentrate on the lighter scenes in in between.
With that stated, although, I did love the present-day students’ storyline in its personal correct, and I feel it becomes stronger when viewed alongside So-mang’s journey. As So-mang came to have an understanding of about Ha-min’s death, the breakdown in communication amongst the present-day students wasn’t necessarily any 1 person’s fault, either. Rather, they all had to study how to each express themselves honestly and listen with intent to have an understanding of what the other folks had been attempting to say.
I wasn’t certain how I’d really feel when I reached the finish of the final episode, but now that we’re right here, I feel it is just a common sense of closure. Seasons of Blossom and the feelings it evoked — bitter, sweet, and otherwise — is what it is, and I imply that in a incredibly fond way. Like So-mang, I’m content material to dry my tears, take 1 final appear about, and close the door on this unique season.
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