tvN’s historical drama “Secret Royal Inspector & Joy” has aired its finale last night, here is a recap of what happened.
What happened to Chief State Councilor Park Seung?
Yi-Eon arrests him and tells him to apologize to the people he’s hurt with his actions, however, he refuses even after coming close to death due to a fight he has with him. Eventually, he’s arrested and taken away.
Park Seung ends up getting ‘boiled’ to death which basically means they pretend to do so and he’s labelled a ghost after that. No one is to ever speak to him again and he’s locked up forever.
Does Park Seung find out the secret about Do Soo and Tae Seo?
Yes. When Park Seung was locked up after he was labelled a ‘dead’ person, the mother of Do Soo visits him, she tells him she switched the two children a long time ago and that Tae Seo was his legitimate son. Once he finds out, he goes crazy.
What happens to Park Do Soo?
Park Do Soo gets forced to trek over 1000 kms and then put under house arrest in a place where no one is allowed to speak to him. The place is covered by thorns and the main gate is shut.
Does Ra Yi-Eon resign?
Yes. After finishing his job, he does. He leaves with his servants to Ganghwa island together, Joy also decides to do the same with her friends. They open a dumpling place, Joy works as a seamstress, they open a pharmacy too and a shaman’s place.
Does Ra Yi-Eon fullfil his dream of becoming a chef?
Yes, he does. Despite pushback from his servants due to his noble status, he does end up making the dumplings himself. They end up becoming a success and people come from everywhere to try their dumplings and get things done at that place.
What happens to Ryu Deok-Bong?
She collects Kang Han Gi’s rifles that she held as collateral. She apologizes for her wrong actions and for not showing it to Ra Yi-Eon earlier. She plans to trade rifles for sliver and will got o Qing to bring back the women who were forcefully taken there.
She appoints Joy as the spiritual leader of the place as Ra Yi-Eon suggests.
Did Gwang-Soon and Yook-Chil get married?
Yes. Gwang-Soon ends up proposing to him after the entire group plans for this. He was afraid of proposing since it would demote her status because he’s a slave. However, he does agree to her proposal.
Did Yook-Chil and Goo-Pal get cleared from being slaves?
Yes. The next day after Gwang-Soon and Yook-Chil spend their first night together, as a marriage gift, Ra Yi-Eon prepares them a document that basically clears them from being slaves thus eliminating the issues they had.
Did Ra Yi-Eon and Joy get married?
Yes. They eventually get married. After getting caught by Madam Jo whom Ra Yi-Eon had lied to because he couldn’t sell dumplings as a noble man, so he made up a lie to go to the island with his people.
Madam Jo isn’t very mad about that and tries to set them up to sleep in the same room and is in favor of them getting married.
Later that night, Ra Yi-Eon proposes to Joy and she agrees and gives him a kiss. They get married but still bicker daily.
Does “Secret Royal Inspector & Joy” have a happy ending?
Yes, it does. The bad people end up getting caught and punished for their wrongdoings. The king is sick and likely steps down while Ra Yi-Eon and Joy end up getting married.
“Secret Royal Inspector & Joy” ended happily.
What did you think of “Secret Royal Inspector & Joy” ending? Did you enjoy the drama?