Hi everyone! It has been a long while since I finished watching Born Rich (and I’m sure you guys have too), so I’m going to keep this final post nice and brief, yet at the same time, share some of my thoughts on some of the main happenings so I can give my BR postings a sense of closure 🙂 Enjoy!
Rene and Yatming get back together
I found this to be a surprising, shocking, exciting moment. I did not expect this to happen. After Rene finds out he was the one who had raped her that night, Yatming’s “excuse” was that he could not control himself because he loved her too much. He was jealous and angry that he lost Rene to Topman and lied, saying he only just found out he was not the real Yatming- hence they were not biological brother and sister. I think this has to be one of Rene’s most confused moments! Could she forgive someone who raped her because she liked him back too? Should she be with the one she loves now that she could? It makes me wonder what she was really thinking. I mean, how could she disregard everything and treat Topman like that? Topman was the one she deemed to love the most- would she have lied to herself the 2nd time around? Not only was she determined to be with Yatming through all means, she was willing to stick by Yatming and go against her brother and family. I had some doubts about Rene’s actions, but it was believable considering Rene can be pretty irresponsible/irrational sometimes. What will happen next?
Marcus rejects Connie
Poor, poor Connie! I can’t believe after all that Marcus has done to her, Connie still loved him and was willing/really wanted to put the past behind and be with him again. I really feel sorry for Connie..she deserved someone so much better than Marcus. She asks if they could save their marriage and get back with each other. However, he breaks her heart again by turning her ‘request” down, saying he does not want to do the same mistake because it would be unfair to Angie. Very sad touching scene for Connie.
I am not convinced by Marcus’ words that he cannot choose who he loves the most. He says he will always have Connie in his heart- but loving her the same as Angie? I am not convinced. It did not seem like he genuinely considered Connie’s request and was just saying it to make her feel better. So, what? He could treat Connie like that, but refuses to treat Angie the same way? How is that fair to Connie? His “logic” sounds similar to when he requested to divorce her!
Rene’s Plans revealed
It turns out Rene is getting close to Yatming only to secretly find evidence against him. As Rene was sneaking around in Yatmings’ office with a usb, Yatming notices her and starts to get suspicious as she seemed to have hid something in her pockets. She quickly runs and hides in the female toilets where Yatming chases her!! Quick and witty enough, Rene finds a pregnancy test in the toilets and reveals that she is actually pregnant with his child, removing any doubt he had on her.
Now I just feel more scared for her XD
Topman gets in a fight with Yatming when he finds out Rene as “pregnant”. Adding to that, Nancy sees Rene and Yatming kissing outside the hospital!! Hence Rene reveals her plans with Marcus in getting rid of Yatming. Nancy and the rest of the family tried to convince her to leave him because it was too dangerous but Rene refused, saying she must take her own revenge or she will never be able to live in peace. At least Topman knows now =)
It makes me wonder though- how convincing is that really? How/when did she finally wake up and turn into hating him so much?
Angie finally finds out from Marcus that Yatming was the one who killed her father. Marcus tried to comfort her, saying they’re doing what they can to arrest him and that she shouldn’t think about it too much. Marcus uses Angie in calling the cops to hold Gallen in confinement for 24 hours as the cops investigate the matter, allowing the others to search for his evidence/ password to access his computer.
Later, Angie accidentally comes across Yatming and overhears his conversation on the phone- talking with someone about installing a bomb in Marcus’ car! Yatming notices Angie and to cover off the fact she heard the conversation, Angie starts having a go at him by angrily asking him why he killed her father. She soon runs off, but Yatming chases after her! With Rene in the car, I thought she would been able to convince/try to stop Yatming from chasing Angie…didn’t quite work! Yatming was convinced Angie overheard the conversation on the phone so kept going to stop her.
In the processing of saving Marcus, Angie ends up in a car accident and dies. I felt indifferent about Angie’s death. I was expecting it as I did not believe TVB would make her end up happily with Marcus. Before she dies, she visualizes their wedding on the ship…
Gallen finds out Rene has “betrayed” him
On the other hand during the car chasing, Yatming and Rene get into a car accident where Yatming finds out from the doctors that Rene was not pregnant at all.
Gallen becomes suspicious of Rene and realizes she has “betrayed him”. After the confrontations, he slaps her and captures her! He forces her to make a video, recording a message to Topman saying she was indeed pregnant with Yatming’s child and that she previously lied to him. She chooses to be with Yatming and told him not to find her. “I’m going to pick up where I’ve fallen”.
Yatming later drugs her, and places her in a bathtub of overflowing water. I was expecting Topman to rescue Rene in time XD, especially since they made Topman realise Rene’s words and the fact their relationship has always been fated. Time and again, Topman was able to find what seemed like the impossible. This final scene proved this to be true, so I’m happy for this couple XD
As Yatming loses everything and his plan of taking over Cosmos/making large money was ruined, the only desire left in him is to take his revenge on Marcus- one he claims to cause his downfall and cause the death of his brother.
He captures Connie, her children, and Nancy in Cosmos Bank to lure Marcus to rescue them. Setting a timer/bomb, Yatming plans to commit suicide and die with him. He also fools with Marcus, asking him to shoot himself etc Luckily and miraculously just in time, Kenneth appears!! He actually did not die, got saved and reunited with Sharon when she went to find him at Sahbah. Kenneth tells his brother that he doesn’t want to lose him and that they could still start over and that it’s not too late. I was relieved to see the two brothers reunite. Seeing that Kenneth was ok, he gives the key to release Marcus’s family. However, Gallen refuses to leave and in the struggle, the top level of Cosmos Bank explodes as they escape…
Sharon and Kenneth are happily married, running their own cake shop in Sahbah with Gallen who seems to have lost his memories.
I don’t know how I feel about the ending. I’m quite surprised how “happy” the ending is. I mean, Kenneth doesn’t die?? Feels a bit unrealistic..I wasn’t expecting it. Rene and Topman live happily ever after with their baby at Topman’s new fishing site, and the Cheuk family is together again.. At the same time-Gallen gets no punishment?? What is going on?? TVB must favour him to grant him something like that!- Gallen learn his lesson, forgets his memories, forgets all the guilt, and lives happily ever after with his brother. That’s SO UNFAIR to everyone else..it doesn’t make sense…He should suffer the consequences of all the bad thing he has done, not get off it so easily!
I don’t know if I prefer a happy or sad ending. I know they could have made it very tragic, but after 41 episode you would hope for some happy resolution, right?
What do you guys think of the ending? Are you satisfied?
Thanks once again for all of you who have been following my Born Rich write-ups 🙂 It was great fun able to share my thoughts with those who appreciate the series XD I must admit I thought I would never end up writing this last post simply because it has been way too long ago, but glad I did XD