“Snowdrop” last episode has aired today, here is a recap of the finale and the ending explained and why fans were heartbroken.
Has Snowdrop ended?
Yes, it is. “Snowdrop” has ended this month, JTBC confirmed in a statement that the drama will air its finale on January 30 ending a week earlier than expected, thus concluding its run officially.
Did Kang Chung Ya’s true identity as a North Korean spy get exposed?
It was, sort of. She took off with the remaining three spies at the beginning of “Snowdrop” episode 16, they wanted to flee with the 300 million dollars. However, they are hunted down by Haegeumsung No. 1.
She ends up making a promise to Su Ho to take care of their families for them with the 300 million dollars [explained why below], she escapes alone. Su Ho heads back to the dorm because he finds out that the dorm students will be killed.
Who is Haegeumsung No. 1?
Turns out, he was Mr. Kim who worked at the dorm. He’s dispatched to catch the four North Korean spies and kill them. He kills Joo Gyeok-Chan and Lee Eung-Cheol.
The next day, he finds Kang Chung Ya and Su Ho at the spot the four spies agreed to meet at in order to escape. After an altercation and some words from Su Ho who tells him Yeong Ro will die if he can’t go, Mr. Kim gets shot and dies.
Did Kang Chung Ya survive?
Yes, she does. After the death of Mr. Kim, she tries to convince Su Ho not to go back and save Yeong Ro. He declines it. He tells her to promise to provide for their families with the money she’ll use when escaping. She promises she’ll do it.
Did Joo Gyeok-Chan and Lee Eung-Cheol die?
Yes. They were hunted down by Mr. Kim who killed them on the spot.
Did the students at the dorm get saved?
Yes, they barely made it out alive.
The plan gets derailed after Jang Han-Na exposes the scheme to the public via radio. This creates an uproar and makes the situation worse. After some back and forth between the president and Eun Chang-Su due to the public backlash, the president decides to kill the students in the dorm. Eun Chang-Su continues to say they should save them all but his words go unheard. He’s basically let go.
Nam Tae-Il is recruited by the president to carry out the kill order on the students. He arrives with a tank at the dorm, he says he’ll kill the commies who hold the people hostage.
Armed officials arrive at the scene while Jang Han-Na barely escapes at the order of Eun Chang-Su, she was being questioned for her role in the exposing of their crimes. She drives a bus to the location and radios to Lee Gang-Mu that she’s there. They take the students out. Three people are missing including Yeong Ro, why? Because Ms. Oh goes back before escaping and a bomb defuses on her. Yeong Ro and the two help her out.
Meanwhile, Su Ho arrives and takes out all the people waiting outside at the bus location. Jang Han-Na is told to leave with the bus before its too late. she leaves.
What happens to Yeong Ro and Su Ho?
When Su Ho came back to save Yeong Ro, he manages to kill many armed soldiers, however, he gets injured, he tells Lee Gang-Mu to leave with the rest who are Yeong Ro, Miss Pi, Ms. Oh and Gye Bun-Ok. Yeong Ro hesitates at the last minute and goes back to check up on Su Ho. He’s already taken many bullets and is injured.
He hears more troupes are coming to the dorm and he sees Yeong Ro who tries to attend to his wounds, in a last-ditch effort to save her life, he talks via the radio to Nam Tae-Il and tells him he has the 300 million account nr. And password. He only gives him the account nr but not the password. He tells him only he and Young Ro know it.
However, when the soldiers arrive at their hideout, they shoot at them. Soo Ho gives his back to them and gets shot multiple times.
Does Soo Ho die in “Snowdrop”?
Yes, Soo Ho dies in “Snowdrop” last episode. He dies in Yeong Ro’s arms as he protects her from gunshots, he is shot multiple times in his back and dies almost instantly.
As he’s dying, he holds her hands and tells her, “you have to live. no matter how hard it is, you have to live. I’m leaving, but I’ll remember you for the rest of my life, Youngro, I love you.” He dies in her arms and before he passes away, he hands her a cassette tape and locks it in her arms.
What happens in the last episode of Snowdrop?
After the death of Su Ho, Nam Tae-Il shows up and yells at them, he drags Yeong Ro who is devastated and in tears, the lie Soo Ho told protected her.
Eun Chang-Su, Nam Tae-Il and Ahn Gyeong-Hui all get arrested and sentenced to jail.
A year later in 1988, the dorm is back to its old glory and back to business. Young Ro revisits the cafe she first met Soo Ho and remembers him, she listens to the cassette tape of his confession to her and cries.
Does snowdrop have a happy or a sad ending?
Sadly, “Snowdrop” does not have a happy ending. Fans were stunned to find out that Soo Ho died while trying to rescue his lover Young Ro. Many had hoped the couple would end up together even in the future but it didn’t happen.
Did Lee Gang-Mu and Jang Han-Na end up together?
Yes, in the final episode of “Snowdrop,” the two characters set off into the sunset in their cars together after the entire ordeal is over.
Will there be a season 2 of Snowdrop?
There will not be “Snowdrop” season two, the drama has concluded its run this week and the drama’s creators have never publicly stated it will ever have a second season. Considering how “Snowdrop” ending was a sad one, its highly unlikely that it will see a second season.
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