‘손 꼭 잡고, 지는 석양을 바라보자’ Episode 29 & 30

Viewer ratings (Nielsen Korea)
Ep 1 & 2     (2018-03-21)    2.1% & 3.4%                  Ep 17 & 18  (2018-04-18)   3.2% & 4.0%
Ep 3 & 4     (2018-03-22)   2.7% & 3.0%                 Ep 19 & 20  (2018-04-19)   3.5% & 4.5%
Ep 5 & 6     (2018-03-28)   2.7% & 3.3%                 Ep 21 & 22   (2018-04-25)   3.2% & 3.6%
Ep 7 & 8     (2018-03-29)   3.3% & 4.1%                 Ep 23 & 24   (2018-04-26)   3.2% & 3.3%
Ep 9 & 10   (2018-04-04)   3.4% & 4.2%                Ep 25 & 26   (2018-05-02)   2.8% & 3.6%
Ep 11 & 12  (2018-04-05)   3.8% & 4.2%                Ep 27 & 28   (2018-05-03)   3.2% & 3.4%
Ep 13 & 14  (2018-04-11)   2.9% & 3.7%                 Ep 29 & 30   (2018-05-09)   3.0% & 3.8%
Ep 15 & 16  (2018-04-12)   3.4% & 4.2%

Seeing Do Young in this miserable state of despair seems to bring Da Hye to her senses. Perhaps she finally realizes that her dream of being with Do Young is just an illusion all along.

Do Young returns to the office to complete the JQ building design. He does not want Da Hye to lose everything because of him.

Meanwhile Da Hye has made up her mind to leave. She hands over her house registration papers to Hyun Pil and packs up Do Young’s clothes.

Dr Jang brings Hyun Joo to the place where the ashes of his late wife Hye Kyung was scattered. He wants to share his past with her before they leave for Bali but Hyun Joo does not seem happy about it though.
Hyun Joo is upset thinking he is still living in the past but then realizes she has misunderstood his intention. Sharing his past is his way of telling her that she has helped him get over his painful memories and re-opened his heart.

As the building design will be completed soon, Do Young tells Da Hye she does not have to leave until then. He intends to give her the money he will be receiving as he feels responsible for her present financial situation.
From my interpretation of this scene after re-watching it a number of times, I get the feeling Da Hye is upset that what Do Young feels for her is merely concern. He tells her to follow her dream of setting up a design centre but it is never about their future together.  

Da Hye cannot understand why Do Young has always chosen Hyun Joo over her. She tells him she does not need his pity as she will survive just like how she had done so in the past. 
 

Da Hye meets up with Hyun Joo to let her know she’s returning Do Young to her. It might have been her intention to steal him away but she has not succeeded. Whether in the past or present, it is Hyun Joo he has chosen. It is really for Hyun Joo and not for her sake that he had worked so hard on the building design.

Da Hye has decided to end it with Do Young for good and hopes that Hyun Joo can give him a chance to return. 
As I’ve said before in an earlier episode, Da Hye (and the script) is being absurd. This talk of taking Do Young and returning him is akin to treating him as an object. ‘Returning’ him is not going to undo all the damage and hurt.
It’s too late for me to believe Da Hye’s decision is made out of ‘true’ love for him. In my opinion, she’s just a self-absorbed person to which everything is about ‘me, me, me’ …. I have come to take Do Young because he is supposed to be mine. Why did he not choose me when I have chosen him? Since I am investing so much in him, I don’t care that he has to leave his family. This last sentence is from my impression of her.
What really bugs me about the script is not giving us a clear idea of what really happened between Do Young and Da Hye in the past. Da Hye is always saying that he abandoned her but did he really? Were they even seriously dating in the past? Or is it just her wounded pride that Do Young should choose that insignificant Hyun Joo when he should have chosen her, a desirable woman who could have any man she wanted? And so she has returned to prove a point, that he has made a mistake and he will choose her this time.


Do Young returns home to collect his books. The familiar sight of Hyun Joo in the kitchen brings on a sudden rush of sadness.


Do Young probably wants to ask Hyun Joo to go with him to Bali but he just could not bring himself to say it. After much hesitation, he could only promise to tell her another time. 


It makes Hyun Joo sad that Do Young is unable to tell her what he really feels.

Do Young learns that Da Hye is leaving and is certain she will not be coming back. I wonder what he would like to say to her as he frantically tries to get hold of her.

She finally replies to his text message while on the way to the airport. She wants him to know it is alright that he does not love her. Though the time they had shared together is brief, it is enough for her.

So what is it that Do Young wants to tell her? 
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