Nice Guy (Innocent Man) Episode 20 Quick Summary [Final]
For Nice Guy final episode tonight, I really really hoped for a happy ending. Most of all characters in this drama have been unfortunate in their lives and they deserve another chance to start over. But what this drama gives us is…
Anyway, let’s get back to where this show ended yesterday, on episode 19.
Ma Ru took Eun Gi’s hand and said, ”Eun Gi, Let’s run away. To wherever you like. To the place where no one can find and no one knows us.” But to Ma Ru’s surprise (but not me, of course, I could see it coming) Eun Gi put away Ma Ru’s hand and said she doesn’t want to do it. “We’ve originally have broken up long ago, anyway. And now for me, Tae San and finding out the truth about what really happened to my father and to Attorney Park is more important than you.” Then Eun Gi got a call, so she had a good reason to excuse herself from the tense situation. She stood up and ready to go, but Ma Ru suddenly reached her and hugged her tight. It took a moment, Eun Gi was speechless, but Ma Ru finally let go of her with a smile. “Alright,” he said, “just go.” And he really did let go of Eun Gi, but with an obvious unwillingness. Eun Gi walked away, but actually still overwhelmed by Ma Ru’s sudden hug.
Eun Gi was meeting Secretary Jo, whose car was seen tailing Attorney Park. Of course he played innocent. “Okay, then please have a seat,” Eun Gi’s said politely. Secretary Jo was about to sit, but Eun Gu suddenly kicked hard the chair away and that man dropped on the floor. I was so surprised that the old Eun Gi who could use a harsh way was really back. ”Who ordered you? I know you’re ordered by someone and I want to meet him. Call the person who ordered you. Call him for sure,” threatened Eun Gi.
Ma Ru was meeting Jae Hee telling her to go to the police tomorrow to turn herself in, despite Jae Hee’s offer for evidence exchanged. “There’s no way for you to run away, anyway now so please go turn yourself in to the police. I told you that I will wait for you, so go to the police,” said Ma Ru. ”You said it’s not love,” said Jae Hee. “Then I don’t want to do it. I’d rather die than do that. Let’s die together Ma Ru. It’s hell for us being alive” But Ma Ru rejected the offer straight forwardly. ”If you want to die, die alone. I want to live mylife once again as my wish.I will never die.” Right in the last sentence, Ma Ru got an attack again, but he tried to hide it from Jae Hee. He left her house as soon as he could.
Eun Gi was beside Attorney Park when she remembered how Ma Ru asked her to runaway together. She massaged his hand and saw some fingers were moving.
Jae Gil went home and found Ma Ru was lying unconcious on the floor. Sending Ma Ru to the hospital and calling Choco, Jae Gil finally couldn’t hide anymore about Ma Ru’s condition to Choco. She was so shock and wondered how she could have no knowledge at all about Ma Ru’s sickness. Then she was about to enter Ma Ru’s room, but she refrained and left.
Ma Ru’s doctor was the same doctor as Seo Eun Gi. He insisted on Ma Ru getting the surgery as soon as next morning. He asked Ma Ru if he had anything he wanted to do before die. “If you want something to eat go eat. If you want to do something go do it. If you have a love or gratitude confession go do it.” So it was Ma Ru who asked that doctor to help Eun Gi getting back her memories. And that doctor asked Ma Ru to stay alive. Ahh this doctor was Ma Ru’s professor,that’s why they’re close to each other. (Why it took me this long, sorry )
In another part of the hospital, Attorney Park regained his consciousness.
Jae Hee was visited by her brother. He said he would really kill Kang Ma Ru. He still demanded the officetell. But he said it’s because of Choco who kept feeding him, while he’s visiting Ma Ru’s house, and even cooked him seaweed soup on his birthday (it’s Korean custom to eat seaweed soup on birthday), he now has no more heart to kill Ma Ru. “But he’s going to die anyway, even though I don’t kill him,” said Jae Shin. ”What did you say?” Jae Hee was startled by the words. “Ma Ru will die anyway? Why??”
Apparently, Choco went to the karaoke to shrug away her sadness. JAe Gil persuaded her to see Ma Ru before he’s undergoing the surgery. Choco said she wouldn’t be meeting MA Ru until after the surgery. She said during the time when Ma Ru was in prison, she was frustrated and almost die herself. “But at that moment I thought ‘My brother has not see me, I cannot die now.’ So if I don’t see him now, probably he would think the same way too and stay alive after the surgery.” Jae Gil understood what Choco meant. Then he got a call, it was Jae Hee. She’s asking where Ma Ru was.
Right before Jae Hee was going to the hospital to see Ma Ru, Eun Gi came. She’s coming home to pack her clothes. JAe Hee, surprisingly, came to Eun Gi’s room to tell her that Ma Ru is sick, really really sick. So Eun Gi got a confirmation from Jae Gil. That man told her that after the accident, it was not only her whose head was wounded. It was to wait for her and to take care of her that Ma Ru had been postponing his surgery. Eun Gi arrived in front of Ma Ru’s ward and was about to opened the door. But she hesitated. ”The time he’s together with you was his best happy moment of life, even though it was only for a short time.” That’s also what Jae Gil had told Eun Gi. Inside the room, Ma Ru kind of sensed that someone was behind his door. but when he opened it, no one was there.
Eun Gi went out to the street remembering all the harsh words she had told Ma Ru before. Regretting it. She broke down and cried on the street, alone. Meanwhile Jae Hee was also crying alone in her room. So these two women were crying for the same man at two different places, alone.
Suddenly Jae Hee got a call from Secretary Ahn. He told her that his mission is not yet accomplished. He wouldn’t stop until there’s no Seo Eun Gi in Tae San Group. Secretary Ahn saw the lost-in-contemplation Seo Eun Gi was walking on the street. Jae Hee was panic and tried to inform Eun Gi, but Eun Gi hung up her phone reading whom the caller was. Jae Hee was frustrated.
Jae Gil came to Ma Ru. He asked if Eun Gi came to visit him. Ma Ru was confused. “When did she came?” asked Ma Ru. Then he went out to the street to search for her. Eun Gi was still in her deep thought, and then suddenly turned her step around and run back to the hospital. Ma Ru was out on the street and was waiting for the red light turn green to cross it. There he finally saw Eun Gi on the other end of the crossing. They saw each other and smiled. When the light turn green, the approached each other slowly….(my question was why?? why walked slowly instead of running towards each other?? )
Ma Ru almost reach Eun Gi, but then he saw Secretary Ahn’s face under a cap approaching Eun Gi from behind. On that very second, he sensed something deadly would likely to happen…soon. So he hurriedly shielded Eun Gi and received the stab. It was so fast that no one notice, not even Eun Gi. All she knew was Ma Ru hurriedly catch her and hugged her tight.
BUT, if you expected a slowly drop on the street Ma Ru, and blood would start to flow like a stream and Eun Gi was crying over his unconscious body….you will be disappointed. There’s no such a scene.
Instead, they managed to sit down on a bench at the nearby park. If you notice, Ma Ru was holding his right lower stomach. It still make sense assuming Secretary Ahn’s knife seemed to be a small one.
He said that he’s actually very tired today because of his illness attack. “So if you have something to say, just wait until tomorrow. I have so many things to tell you, but I will tell you tomorrow too.” Eun Gi understood and agreed. “but I have something to ask,” she said. ”That night in the tunnel, why didn’t your car dodge?” Ma Ru just casually said, ”I dont know, I didn’t think well at that time. But I will tell you more tomorrow.” Ma Ru was sending Eun Gi to ride taxi to go home. Eun Gi agreed again. And before getting into the taxi, Eun Gi kissed Ma Ru..passionately. At first Ma Ru was startled but they then they kissed alright. “I’ll see you tomorrow morning,” said Eun Gi. ”I have something to thank Han Jae Hee for. it’s because she let me meet Kang Ma Ru.”
JAe Hee turned herself in to the police.She’s giving her testimony without any lawyer.
Right after Eun Gi left with the taxi, Ma Ru checked his wound. It’s bleeding so bad.
He tried to walk back to the hospital. In the voice over we could hear Ma Ru’s heart. ”I didn’t tell Eun Gi the real reason why I didn’t dodge my car at that time. I actually had a reason. The reason was because that time I had enough of this world and thought that even if I end my life, it didn’t matter for the world. That’s what I thought at that time. And in the next life, I want to meet Eun Gi again and date as ordinary people, in an ordinary world and start over with the person I love. I also prayed to God for that.”
Ma Ru finally dropped on his way. He lied on the quite dark pathway…alone.
7 years later.
Choco’s little girl was practicing for audition. Her name was Park Seng Gil. She’s her daughter with Jae Gil, of course. The two were happily married. Jae Hee’s brother opened a fried chicken restaurant and he’s hitting on Secretary Hyeon.
Han Jae Hee parked her car in front of the prison. Someone got discharged that day: Secretary Ahn. He saw Jae Hee, approached her car. But he saw Jae Hee was sleeping and decided to turn away. Jae Hee woke up and got off her car hurriedly to call him, but Attorney Park who suddenly came from nowhere, prevented her. She was realeased few months earlier from the prison. Eun Seok had been taken care by Eun Gi all these time, and still refused to meet her ever since. “If you meet Eun Gi, please tell her my gratitude for what she had done,” said Jae Hee. Underline this dialogue everyone! This mean Attorney Park didn’t end up with Eun Gi.
Somewhere in a coastal town. Eun Gi was in a rush carrying a sick little girl on her back. She referred herself as “onnie” so that little girl was not her daughter. no. She’s sending that girl to a small clinic in the town. After handed her over to the nurse, Eun Gi excused herself to close her shop first before coming back again. She looked nervous while closing her small shop, and when she got back to the clinic, we know the reason.
A young male doctor was speaking with the little girl. He’s Ma Ru.
From that little girl accent, we could notice that the location of that small town is somewhere in the southern area of the country. That girl asked if Ma Ru really graduated from US. “Is it true that before going to the US, Doctor’s head was injured and after you received the surgery you lost all your memories?” He confirmed what that girl said as true. And the girl asked if the women in US were pretty but why he’s still alone. Then the little girl was trying to match the doctor with the big sister who’s been taking care of her all this time, who was of course Eun Gi. Ma Ru seemed really didn’t recognize Eun Gi.
Ma Ru spent an evening at Eun Gi’s shop. Eun Gi secretly took picture of Ma Ru and then got caught.Ma Ru summoned her and checked on her camera. He found all his pictures. “Are you a paparazzi or something?” he asked. “Quite similar,” said Eun Gi. Ma Ru asked why she did that. Eun Gi didn’t hide her admiration for Ma Ru. ”Because you are a handsome man Lee Sang Hyeon.” Ma Ru asked since when she liked him. She said since recently. “Recently, when?” asked Ma Ru again. Eun Gi didn’t answerd.
Another one evening. Eun Gi ran her life as usual, riding bike around the town. Ma Ru came to her shop and found a message that Eun Gi was off somewhere. So Ma Ru decided to wait for her on a bench by the street. Eun Gi saw Ma Ru was sitting there, sensing that he’s actually waiting for her. She sat at the other end of the bench. Then Ma Ru handed Eun Gi the little red box he had had long ago…the little red box he wanted to give Eun Gi but refrained because he found out Eun Gi’s memories had back. Eun Gi opened it up and found a couple of rings, wedding rings. Eun Gi realized that Ma Ru has gained his memories back. They both smiled to each other.
Along with the last scene, we could hear Ma Ru’s voice over: “In the next life, I want to meet Eun Gi again and date as ordinary people, in an ordinary world and start over with the person I love. I prayed to God that same pray again. And thank you. Now, I am happy.”
…and this drama does throw a sweet happy ending.
I could hear viewers feel relieve…
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Aah we’re finally here. All our curiosities are paid off well. We got a happy ending. I love sad ending stories, but sometimes, happy ending is better after all watching the tiring unfortunate lives of the characters. Ma Ru and Eun Gi really do deserve a start over in their bitter lives.
I thank you, readers, a big bunch for following this drama with me here, reading my quick summary. I’m sorry I cannot reply or contribute in the commentary, but I do read all your comments. Thanks again. And see you in the next summary project.
I’ve been expecting Moon Geun Yeong- Park Si Hoo “Alice” and Cha Tae Hyeon-UEe “Jeon Woo Chi”. I think need lighter story to follow now. But let see. I’ll see you guys again soon