Netflix’s “My Name” has been released earlier today worldwide on Netflix. Today, we’re here to recap “My Name” final episode and explain its ending.
My Name” tells the story of a woman named Yoon Ji Woo’s (Han So Hee) whose father dies suddenly, she wants to avenge his death and find out who’s behind it. She works for a drug crime group Dongcheonpa. Choi Moo Jin (Park Hee Soon) is the boss of the drug gang, he helps her uncover the reason behind her father’s death. Yoon Ji Woo joins the police department to become a mole for the drug group, she gets assigned to work in the drug investigation unit in the police department where she meets her partner Detective Jeon Pil Do (Ahn Bo Hyun).
Here is what happened plus my thoughts on it.
“My Name” Ending Explained
Does Cha Gi Ho survive?
Cha Gi Ho wakes up at the hospital around the time that Mu Jin gets arrested.
He doesn’t die and lives to explain to Pildo why Ji Woo did what she did.
Does Ji Woo escape police?
Yes, she escapes. After getting visited by Mu Jin’s lawyer, she gets told she won’t go to prison, the lawyer threatens police and demands they offer her treatment or else she’ll leak information about a mole being part of the police.
While getting treated at the hospital, Ji Woo escapes with the help of a nurse who turns out to have been the woman who overdosed in the drama’s early episode, she recalled who saved her life and decides to give Ji Woo her car keys. After fighting with the police, she escapes.
Does Jeon PilDo find out the truth?
Yes, he does. He visits his captain who explains Ji Woo was merely a puppet who got tricked. He goes after Ji Woo and handcuffs himself to her and they both escape the gang members.
They both get into a fight and Ji Woo says she will kill Mu Jin because its her life purpose, without it, she’s done everything for nothing.
Does Jung Tae-Joo die?
Yes, he gets killed at the hand of Ji Woo in episode 7. Mu Jin is utterly heartbroken and is waiting for Ji Woo to come so he could kill her. He buries him in this episode.
Did Ji Woo and Jeon Pildo fall in love?
Yes, they did. Pildo tries his best to convince her not to kill him for revenge and that the best way to get him is to put him behind bars. The two seek refuge in a secluded location Pildo knows and sleep together. The next morning, Pildo drives her to the police station. She agrees to testify against Mu Jin.
Is Jeon Pildo dead?
Yes. At the street across from the police station, Jeon Pildo is assuring Ji Woo that he will be by her side and do whatever he can to help her out. She’s prepared for what will come. Sadly, Mu Jin shows up in a motorbike and shoots him in the head, he dies immediately in Ji Woo’s arms.
Ji Woo escapes and arms herself with her gun and a knife. She makes her way to his hotel to kill him.
Does Mu Jin die?
Mu Jin and Ji Woo have a fight to the death. Mu Jin says it’ll only end with one of them dead, they use knives for most of the fight and they injure each other pretty bad. Ji Woo ends up stabbing him in an area that he was stabbed in previously. He stumbles upon her gun and fires but its almost empty, he misses it and she stabs him one last time and kills him.
Ji Woo escapes the hotel and gets out before the police comes. She’s injured but can walk out of there.
Does Ji Woo die?
No, she didn’t die.
At the end of the episode, it appears that some time has passed, Ji Woo shows up at her father’s and mother’s graves with their names written correctly on it. She also has a photoshopped picture of herself in uniform alongside her father.
She also visits Pildo’s grave. The camera pans out and she’s alive, she’s colored her hair differently but somehow survived.
What did you think of “My Name” ending? did you like it or not?
“My Name” ending- review
Netflix’s “My Name” was a fun watch, not shocking by any stretch of the imagination but it was well made.
The story is okay, it resembles many stories of police officers infiltrating a gang to bring them down from within. If you watch a lot of dramas or movies about such topics, then this one might’ve felt average.
I don’t know why but I was under the impression that Ji Woo’s father was a detective the moment I saw the first episode and I knew almost immediately that Mu Jin was his killer so while watching the drama, I was surprised that it played in that direction because it was so expected.
This meant that in my POV, this drama was average in terms of plot. Nothing really surprised me. This doesn’t mean I had a bad time, but it was wayyy more expected than I ever thought it would be.
It was also obvious Gi Ho was merely trying to help her out as well.
Also, the moment I saw how Ji Woo and Pildo hooked up, I knew he was going to die in a bit. I was anticipating that moment. The screenwriter plays into every possible cliché you’d imagine from such type of plots.
The only thing that remotely shocked me was the fact that Ji Woo didn’t kill herself. I expected her to do so because she’s done for, and with the death of a man she fell in love with, I didn’t assume she’d want to stay alive.
I found the ending to be rather puzzling in that regard, I don’t understand what it was supposed to mean when it was obvious that Ji Woo was deeply injured. We didn’t get a proper conclusion to what happened to the investigation. We didn’t see her get punished for killing those men at all.
I sympathize with her struggles but I would’ve loved for her to either serve time in jail or be killed off. That way would be the better ending. I understand killing off Pildo but to leave the main character that saw so many terrible things happen and ignored them for the sake of her father’s revenge, it didn’t sit well with me that they never showed us exactly what happened with her.
But can I talk about Park Hee-Soon? This actor is AMAZING. He doesn’t do dramas often but his portrayal of the typical gang lord was amazing, he gave his character such depth despite not having much interesting things to work with. I was mesmerized by his performance. Han So Hee was also good, her acting in this drama will be enough to disprove those who think she can’t act. I think she did well. Ahn Bo Hyun was also amazing, it was nice seeing him play the nice character after a while, he was so cute and lovable. I felt so bad for his character.
Overall, I think “My Name” was fun and I think the majority will love it.