We are finally at the end of our story about The Ballerina & The Angel who loved her. Do we have a happy ending or does God keep these two apart for eternity? Come find out as Kmuse finishes our Angel’s Last Mission: Love recap.
Not Dead Yet
I totally predicted that they were trolling us once again with Yeon Seo’s death. Turns out that being stabbed and then dancing while bleeding out did not kill our heroine. Just sent her to the emergency room where she went into cardiac arrest (which could cause long term issues).
Angel Dan stands outside the ER for three hours until his time is up. He requests that Kang Woo give Yeon Seo the blood soaked hankie since he won’t be around to give it to her himself. He then kneels on the floor and disappears to dust.
Evil Crazy Cousin gets a visit from the Karma Train
To the very end our Evil Cousin remains evil…and a tad bit unhinged. We get to see Slightly less evil Aunt show up and try to talk with her, only to be reprimanded for not being ruthless enough. Have to admit that it is very satisfying seeing Evil Aunt smacked in the face with the consequences of her greed.
We find out that Evil Cousin’s real intent this whole time was to make sure that Ni Na was the head ballerina. To the point that she falls apart when she finds out that Ni Na is officially retiring after her final performance of Gizelle. I thought this was a fitting way to make Evil Cousin pay and to close out the Evil extended family story arc.
Yeon Seo remains in a coma at which time she fantasizes that she wakes up and finds Angel Kim alive. We get a cute little honeymoon montage but reality bursts in and we find out that it was a mix of dreaming in Yeon Seo’s head, and possibly really Angel Kim being an angel again.
Angel Kim tells her that because she was willing to sacrifice and since she found love; he wasn’t going to turn to dust. Instead, he was returned to paradise. He may have also given up his
We get a ton of filler stuff where we find out that Yeon Seo takes over Fantasia and that Kang Woo decides to move on and mentor other people in the world. Ni Na becomes a ballet teacher and is finally happy, and Angel Kim lurks around (I think) in angel form occasionally. About the only real point of interest is Yeon Seo visiting her Evil Cousin in jail and letting her know that she really lost everything. But even that just felt like something that pushed the drama towards the finish line.
After Yeon Seo spends a ton of time lamenting over Angel Dan being gone, she returns to their special bench. A leaf falls but there isn’t anything written on it so she pens in her own message, “Today. Right Here.” Angel Dan sitting, invisible, next to Yeon Seo is obviously sad that she isn’t happy. Then low and behold, Yeon Seo looks right at him. After a few moments of thinking she is imagining him again, they realize that he is really there. They happily embrace and live happy ever after.
I can’t get behind the ending because it makes NO SENSE. God’s rules and reasoning remains, to the very end, scattered all over the place. Why did Kang Woo and the other older angel get punished but Angel Dan gets his happy ever after? There is literally so many plot holes surrounding the religious aspects of the story that I couldn’t even enjoy the last third of the show.
It also made me reflect that in the future I should take all religious, regardless of denomination, story lines with a grain of salt. Obviously, they can be warped and shifted to satisfy the needs of a writer and it doesn’t matter if they make sense or are at all accurate.
I loved the OTP of this drama and the first half was very enjoyable. Sadly, due to the sloppy storytelling of the latter half I can’t recommend this drama to others. It had it’s good points but at the end of the day, I could have been watching something that had a better plot.
Thanks for joining us for this recap and be sure to come back when Clkytta and I tackle our next drama (possibly When The Devil Calls Your Name.)
Til the next dramatic moment,
Dramas With a Side of Kimchi