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Well, having seen the final episode last night,I won`t reveal details for those who still haven`t seen it,but will only say that I wish some of the positive and warm feelings had been present in the past and the melodrama reduced.
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We have one more episode to go—this coming Saturday will be the finale of Seoyeong, My Daughter.

I have really been enjoying the last few episodes. Last night Seoyeong could no longer keep her emotions deeply hidden. Ujae was stunned as he watched her meltdown, her real feelings rushing out. Seoyeong was completely vulnerable at that moment, finally confessing to him the truth of her innermost feelings and motives. At the same time, she is clutching onto him, realizing how much she has loved, needs, and wants Ujae.

Both Ujae and Seoyeong have grown up a lot and seen themselves more accurately and honestly. I love them together as a couple now. And to see Lee BoYoung come out of her shell in the development of her character has been wonderful. I think she's done a really good job expressing Seoyeong's feelings and realizations. This is the best role I've seen her in so far (I haven't seen all her work, though).

All the couples are resolving nicely. I love the reconciliation of the Kangs. With Mr. Kang trying so hard to be a real husband for a change, and Mrs. Kang accepting him without haranguing him about how he used to be, they make a very nice couple. It's encouraging to think about how productive and compatible their companionship can be now that they both are making a new start together.

I am especially fond of Mrs. Kang. She has been through a lot and still comes out as the rose she is. My favorite aspect of her personality is that she is so positive and sees the good in situations most of the time. Last night, she looked back on her experience with Magician and found that even with that harrowing experience, Magician helped her to see things about her own life, for which she is grateful. Now, she is the catalyst in seeking to have Seoyeong come "home" and reunite with Ujae.

Then there is Seongjae. He is such a happy, well-balanced son, due in large part probably to Mrs. Kang's mothering. Seongjae was the child who received all the best Mrs. Kang had to offer. She was a devoted mother to him because he was the only part of her empty marriage that was "hers," not being fathered by Mr. Kang. Of course, now that the truth is out that Mr. Kang is indeed Seongjae's bio-father, that wall has been breached successfully.

The Choi's. The wife realizes how much she misses her husband, that he is a good person, and that she needs to make herself more agreeable and companionable as a wife. She still is the person she always was, but has seen that she needs to round off her abrasive edges for the good of all around her. Again, another couple who will find greater happiness as they change together instead of keeping their marriage as boring and unsatisfying as it had become. The husband's freedom to pursue his dreams will also free her to pursue interests of her own, not just be shackled to a house and endlessly repetitive domestic duties.

Sangu and Hojeong. It is so good to see Sangu finally realizing how much Hojeong means to him as both a wife and a person. Sangu grew up without a mother to love him and has a big deficit in that department. Hojeong is the most loving and kind person. She adores him as a man and as her husband. No one could comfort Sangu now the way she does. They are beautiful together.

Migyeong and Prof. Another nice development. Migyeong has finally grown up and given the doctor side of her life the importance required. Prof is pleased with that, even praising her here and there for her seriousness and abilities. I've always liked Prof and I'm now liking Migyeong a whole lot more than I used to. I would be very happy to see them gravitate towards one another more and build a good relationship as a professional couple.

As for S-Dad, I don't know whether he makes it or not. For Seoyeong's sake, I hope he recovers, or at least is around long enough for her to reconcile with him for her own sake. He doesn't need that, but she does. S-Dad has had a hard life, too. Each person has factors and reasons not of their choosing that shape their lives. S-Dad has turned his life around; has seen his son happily married to a really sweet, hardworking Hojeong; and now sees Seoyeong finally being freed, little by little, from her emotional prison into a life of openly expressing her real emotions.

Quite a remarkable journey for Seoyeong. Since a child, she had to be the head of the family, to be the strong one, the anchor for her brother, the provider of his needs and education, while sacrificing her own needs and desires. Now she can finally put aside that heavy burden. She never had the luxury of a happy, carefree childhood, free of the burdens that no child should have to carry.

This is why I felt compassion for her when she first treated herself to a manicure, having her hair styled, etc. Those were very real scenes for many women who must use all money for the necessities of life. Even though she married a rich husband, Seoyeong could not give herself permission to waste money on what she previously saw as frivolous things (manicure, hair, makeup). Her first taste of freedom was getting her own apartment. She had never before treated herself to that (she stayed in hostels); she for the first time shopped for household items, dishes, flatware, etc. Then, on the street one day, she watches "normal" young women of her age, how they laugh and go where they want—to the manicurist and all that she had never experienced. Seoyeong had to learn by observation how to act like a regular, average young woman. What a satisfying and new experience for her to indulge in personal care just for herself, just because she felt like it.

Personally, I'm enjoying how this drama is tying up all the loose ends. All of the major characters have developed into happier, more productive people, after going through intense difficulties and circumstances. I've enjoyed taking this journey with them.
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what is the big deal about S-Dad being at her wedding???
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It was a big deal for S's dad being at the wedding b/c nobody knew he was there. For S, she had lied about his being alive, and to have her dad still was at the wedding probably hurt her more. I think when S was growing up and her dad had a job, they were quite close. I remembered there was a scene where her dad was trying to break the star shape cookie for her at a street vendor. Also, I think SY could dished out a lot of pain/hurtfulness, but she couldn't handle the pressure that came with it.

I don't know but this drama made me think of my [sign in to see URL] a single parent raising 3 children on his own in a foreign country. I, in ways, was able to see a lot from S Dad's struggles trying to makeup for his lack there of to Sangu and SY when he realized how much hurt he brought upon the children during his hardship. So, I hope that Dad will make it thru, and who know be coupled wih Furniture lady emoticon.
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I have not finished this last weekend's episodes yet, but caught up on the weekend prior. This series started with a lot of promise for me, but over the last few weeks/months has gotten kind of one note for me, and uninteresting... but I must say, and agree completely with nchristi that the recent episodes have been (surprisingly to me) enjoyable... I'm finally into this one again. I was surprised that I suddenly cared about Seoyeong again and am hoping she gets back together with Ujae. I have enjoyed watching her work towards her father and brother again, it has been rewarding to watch their bonds slowly build once again.

Looking forward to catching up on the recent weekend's episodes and the final episode this Saturday!

I guess those on KBS World in America already watched the ending... gotta hold your tongues once again, unfortunately. LOL! KBS America really needs to put back the schedule of the two channels on the same page again, sigh.

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Another aspect of the "big deal" about S-Dad being at Seoyeong's wedding, is how this knowledge affects her enormous pride—which is all SY had to keep her able to continue on in life.

SY was always ashamed of her behavior but she could handle it because she thought nobody else knew what her real life was all about. Think back on how she dealt with her father all along. She told him she was in the U.S. studying. She married Ujae secretly (from her father). S-Dad knew from being a paid guest at the wedding that everything SY had told him was a lie, that she was living a pretense about her family.

Each time SY has learned somebody knew more than she had revealed, such as Ujae employing and associating with her father, then Ujae finding out this man was really his wife's father, SY about died of humiliation and embarrassment.

But worst of all, when Seoyeong realizes her father knew all about her from the beginning (her wedding) and he has acted as though he knew nothing, it is as though she's been stripped naked in public. It mortifies her and she can barely handle this exposure psychologically. Still, it is all a necessary part to break down that extreme, detrimental pride of hers, which we are now seeing in her openly expressing her thinking and feelings in order not to lose Ujae forever.

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Love love tonight episode. Love the proposal scene emoticon...cute.

There were a few important scenes that got cut out.

1) after Hojeong found the new pair of shoe, she got all dressed up and went outside. Sangu was waiting outside with a bouquet of flowers a d they went on their date. He said "I love you" for the first time it seems emoticon.

2) Dad went with SY and Sangu and the kids-in-law to visit where their mom's ashes were scattered. Dad told the kids how mom and him met, and how dad was sorry that mom went with him. It was a very sweet moments where the children finally heard of the parents love story.

Those are the only two scenes that I remembered was special emoticon. I'm happy for the happy ending. I'm glad to see Migyeong doing well. I only wished she and Dr. could be [sign in to see URL]. Love seeing Ujae's parent babysitting their grandchild and suffer the good old grandparent pain emoticon.

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Thanks for mentioning the deleted scenes, Funniegirlie. I watched them on-line and you were so right! The two scenes you mentioned were, indeed, very crucial to the story line. The final episode would not have been at all satisfying if I hadn't seen Sangu & Hojeong with the shoes, the flowers, the I love you's.

I had first watched the KXLA edited version and wondered what in the world was S-Dad doing out there in the country alone? Having just come out of the hospital, he was walking miles and miles out of town? ... and the kids in the car saw him and decided to let him keep on walking. LOL! Of course, now that I've seen the deleted graveyard scene, how the whole family went together and then S-Dad wanted to walk and be with his own memories alone for a while, it all makes sense.

While the first part of this drama was a little laborious, it was worth enduring through to the end. In fact, this was one of the most satisfying final episodes I can remember seeing—even the "2 Years Later" time jump was realistic and a glimpse into these families' lives, just as we would expect family life to move on.

I enjoyed how they tied up all the loose ends, just like Dir. Jun watching her son from the crowd while he was involved in his entertainment company work. She was happy to see him, not sad at all. One day, Seongjae would keep his word and establish a relationship with her, I have no doubt of that.

One of the things I especially liked about this drama is that there weren't any really horrible villain types. There was conflict here and there but nothing outrageously upsetting or ongoing. In fact, the story line quickly moved along with new twists and turns popping up here and there. The only boring thing was having to watch Seoyeong take so long to break out of her life-imposed prison of responsibility with its result of making her never trust, never reveal her feelings to others—not even to Ujae. But I have to say, if this were reality, it would take a very long time for a person who grew up in her harsh circumstances to start breaking down the walls, to allow herself to trust, love and be vulnerable to life.

All in all, I was left with a happy feeling at the end of Seoyeong, My Daughter. It was heartwarming to see all the characters doing so well and being happy in their circumstances. Even Prof. Choi was becoming "human," Migyeong smiling as she listens to him on the phone telling Dr. Park he will eat lunch with him. That was a big change from Prof. always being a loner. It was surprising, too, that Migyeong called him after being gone to the States for two years. Time to make her move!

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