Warning: Ending Spoiler!! [All my posts contain spoilers, but this is the ending, so an extra warning message ^__^]
Jessica exposes the truth about her false pregnancy. Jessica does many things to win back her mother in-law’s heart 🙂
Leila was able to bring back Joel’s will to live again and he gets injured saving Leila. From then on, Joel changes for the better.
Leila wanted to tell Joel her feelings after he risked his life to save her, but was held back and threatened by the princess (played by Rain)- saying Joel’s family is under crisis and they have arranged Joel to marry another girl from a wealthy background- plus, they would never let Leila- a “married” woman be with him. Leila didn’t want him to choose her over his family, so she started acting cold towards him again.
During a journey across sea, Bobby and Joel’s ship get into an “accident” where they get stranded on a deserted island covered by thick mist and fog. There they discovered the remainings from the Ship “accident” Kenix and Annie were in a few years ago! They were able to find more evidence and this further stimulated Pillow Spirit’s memories.
I really like how they presented the story- slowing giving clues throughout the series about the Pillow Spirit’s past. They slowly trace through his route from who he was, where he was from and then why and where he had traveled to. He slowly regains his memories and he remembers heading to the shore where the ship that Kenix and Annie was on had left. I thought it was pretty clever how they tied in the story about Kenix and Annie’s death to the rest of the story. Johnson also remembered seeing Jessica and we were led to think that Jessica was the one who had placed the bomb on the ship! Even Jessica herself thought she was the one who “mistakenly” set of the bomb off, killing Bobby’s 2 wives and children. It was sad and heartbreaking to watch the scenes where she left Bobby and for Bobby to face the “truth”. The real villains behind this used this opportunity to use Jessica and her friends to cover up their own actions and sent men to kill them. While Jessica and her friends were on the run, they find out Jessica is pregnant with Bobby’s child. Luckily Bobby believed in Jessica and continued to investigate the case. With the help of Leila, Bobby was able to reunite with Jessica.
Soon, the Pillow Spirit fully regains his memories and he realises he was actually the one who delivered the bomb!! Filled with sadness and guilt, he couldn’t face Bobby anymore and refused to see him when Bobby went into his dream to find him.
The villains kept on sending men to kill Bobby and Jessica and when Joel discovered the truth, he was deadly poisoned too! Bobby eventually gets separated from Leila who manages to get hold of the pillow. In order to save Joel and Bobby, Leila risks her life to find the Pillow Spirit by rolling down a hill and “killing” herself!
The story got really exciting when the pillow spirit was able to come out of the pillow for 3 days to help Bobby and the others- in exchange that Leila stayed inside. If he did not return in 3 days, both of them will disappear.
Pillow Spirit’s memories:
Johnson was ordered to send a box to a woman. He had suspicions that it was a bomb but he followed his orders from Lo- GongGong and delivered it anyway. He later felt guilty and was worried that the woman really was taking a bomb onto the boat and tried to stop the woman from leaving. On the way, he bumps into Jessica (which mislead them earlier on). However, by the time he got to shore, the boat had already left.
Johnson reports back to Lo-GongGong and asks him whether there really was a bomb in the box and why he did what he did. This was when Lo-Gongong killed Johnson with a pillow and threw him down the ocean in a bag- thus Johnson’s spirit got stuck inside the pillow.
With the help from Johnson, Bobby and Jessica continued to gather evidence on who was the mastermind behind Lo-GongGong and ship explosion. The villains captured Bobby family members and used them as hostage to lure Bobby and Jessica out. In saving them, Johnson gets captured by Lo- GongGong! I thought he was going to die ><
After a bunch of things happened (which I won’t bother going into), the case was eventually solved and the “truth” comes out 🙂
Leila is stuck in another world in the pillow. She finds Joel’s soul walking into the “death gate” and manages to pull him away
Joel was able to wake up again, but unfortunately Leila was still unconscious.
It turns out the real villain wasn’t the Princess’ husband, but the princess herself. She captures Jessica and takes her to a deserted town- pushing her down an empty well (which I find strange that her baby still managed to live after that)
Johnson wanted to give up his remaining spiritual life to save Jessica but this would mean Leila would die too because he would not be able to return to the pillow. Wanting to repay Bobby and Jessica for everything they have done for them, Leila and Johnson both sacrificed their lives in order to save her…
Leila turned into Joels’ pillow spirit and gave him tips to locate Jessica and they eventually find her at the end…
I don’t know why, but it felt a bit strange. I can’t believe Leila died! o_0 I was really hoping she’d end up with Joel, but I guess the comforting bit is she was able to become a Heavenly Spirit and she can always “be with” Joel in his dreams. She’s now around to help him solve cases lol. I didn’t know they could still maintain a relationship like that – both from different worlds and all…I liked how Leila got a chance to play the Pillow Spirit giving Joel clues- seemed pretty comical. Seeing the two happily together in the dream makes it a happy ending I suppose.
I still can’t believe Jessica could survive for months in that well- quite unrealistic even though she had spiritual fruit to live off lol She also gave birth in that well XD It’s also a bit bizarre having Bobby’s 1st and 2nd wife pregnant too by eating those fruit lol I guess TVB just wanted a happy ending for them all. In memory of Johnson, Bobby and Jessica’s baby was named after him too which was sweet. It turns out Johnson didn’t die/disappear afterall- his actions touched the heavens and he was able to become a full Heavenly spirit 🙂
Overall I quite enjoyed watching this series- it was quite exciting to watch, especially towards the end! It has some good entertainment value and I enjoyed watching Bobby’s chemistry with both Jessica and Johnson. I must say the preview for the 2hour finale was kinda misleading though- looked like it was going to have a sad ending!! XD
And Finally, to finish off, here’s the Special Clip released before the finale in HK, featuring the cast from A Pillowcase of Mystery2, some NG Clips and ending clips 🙂