With Hong-joo most commonly out of the way,"Mirror of the Witch"is ready to continue without a villain. Which is to say, as a substitute of having to combat an intractable conspiracy, Jun and Yeon-hee just solve complications and make desires come true. Here is immensely more gratifying than the skulduggery that has labeledsuch a lot of the drama's plot till this point. In context it isn'ttransparent whether any of the potions are in truth magical at all- it is more about the habit they provoke.
Which naturally results in the final candle and...you know, if Hong-joo had just led with that restriction rather thanarising amongstadvanced plans to do things her way via force, she most certainly would werea load more successful. Given the most often repentant nature of her personality here, actually, I used to be (and still am) wondering whether Hong-joo herself lit the candle. Certain she's been a little bit of a jerk, yet her ultimate moments are almost poetic, albeit undeserved. Hong-joo will have benefitted so much from a more ambiguous portrayal.
Jun and Yeon-hee thankfullywouldn't have that much. Their happiness this episode is well-deserved, sweet, and on the whole heartfelt. This is the romantic chemistry that may also be used to convincingly spark offa whole drama series, and I amunhappy less by the plot arc of the general episode as I'm by the reality that"Mirror of the Witch"did no longer brandjust right use of its runtime to delve into the Jun/Yeon-hee relationship. We bestwere givenshort glimpses like this in between unnecessarily confusing plot twists.
AdvertisementAnd the very last one, after the 2nd one time skip, is the maximum baffling of all. When I'm left asking questions like "so are they dead or did they solve that hassle with magic or is a metaphor what is going on exactly" that isa beautifulsmartsignal that a drama is prioritizing warm fuzzy emotions over striking effort into an finishing that really makes sense. How may a drama so passionate about explaining all its most minor plot issues fail at anything then basic?
Well,"Mirror of the Witch"has mostly just been a long term of failure punctuated by brief robust performances earlier than they get smothered by the following turnabout. So I betfinallyor not it'snow notthat gigantic a wonder for the drama to finish on a an identical note, providing piffling more than a sad reminder of what may need been if only the talemay have been more well condensed. Ah well. It will accept been worse.