Warning: Ending Spoiler!! [All my posts contain spoilers, but this is the ending, so an extra warning message ^__^]
The 82 episode Grand production has finally reached its end =] I am pleasantly surprised and relieved at how happy the ending is. Some part of me feels that its too good to be true (i.e suddenly everyone realizing what they have been doing was wrong and that fighting was meaningless). Everyone was able to let go of that selfishness, stubbornness, distrust, manipulative, scheming, vengeful heart and let go of anger and hatred. Yet another part of me can feel how it is possible. In episode 81, Lee See Kei’s video-recording scene was so touching! I cried seeing how hard she tried to ‘remind herself’ and her daughters that they were one family *sniff*. I know the things she said were simple, but it was very touching! i felt the healing effect from it and I felt that I was also finally able to release myself, like the characters in the story, from all that has happened. I feel a burden off my back and so believe it is possible. All the characters went through so much in the story that I’m glad they’re settling down at last…
There were quite a few touching scenes, dialogues and snippets in the last episode I really liked, so decided to share here 🙂
[Bowie talking to Bosco]
“It doesn’t matter if you believe me or not, in my heart, there is someone whom is more worthy of taking revenge on than you. She made me lose a relationship, and a baby. So at the end, I wanted her to give her life to me, to feel guilty for the rest of her life. But as a result, I didn’t know when I could stop, when I could finally sleep in peace- because I realised that if you go hating the person you love the most, it is impossible for the day to come in which you could stop hating her. You can’t forgive her, yet there is not way you could ever get rid of her. At the end, you don’t get anywhere and you’ll turn into a person that you would hate. That’s the result of Gou Cheung Seng (Bowie). So like I said, everything has nothing to do with you.”
Bowie talks about his love-turned-hate relationship with Sylvia (Maggie) and I think this equally applied to Bosco’s relationship with Linda. It was this confession that made Bosco realise it was time to stop the way he treated Linda as well, and to go find her. I guess Bosco would eventually end up with Linda.
Before watching this series, I thought Linda and Bosco would be paired up together, but as the story progressed and Bosco was focusing more on “Melissa” (and his career) and Linda and Wong Hei started developing a friendship, I thought Linda had only truly fallen for Wong Hei. Only up until near the end was it clarified that Linda realised Bosco was the one she actually liked. I’m not so convinced actually lol or maybe I haven’t been watching her close enough! I really liked Wong Hei and Linda’s relationship in Gem, it’s too bad he only has Jessica (Ada) in his heart.
[Bowie to Maggie]
“For all these years, I have always been biting at Ho Git Larm(Moses) that my mouth is becoming tasteless, I really hate it. I don’t want anything to do with him anymore, so I want to stop earlier- but it’s not like what you said about ‘stopping because I can’t turn back’. I hope that after stopping down- having a chance to turn back, it will leave me more time”
I was really moved by the last part. Bowie wants to start life again after he returns out of jail, and wants the most time possible to live ‘fresh’ . That is the reason he is giving in to the police. He believes there is a ‘turning back’, unlike what Maggie initially implied ‘There was no turning back,but giving in only to stop oneself from continuing on the wrong path’. After this, Maggie finally realised that the good Calvin was back and the two finally got back together with a hug 🙂
[Wong Hei’s Confession when Ada realised Wong Hei was turning blind because of her]
“I’ve been silly for all these years already anyway. There is really more I can do for you than just this. Listen to me, when diamonds are scratched, they can be polished again and it would look the same again. But being scratched once more, polished once more, and scratched again and polished again, the quality would decrease. You can never make up the losses from it. The diamond could never turn back into how it initially was. But my memory is good- no matter which stage the diamond is at, I’ll still remember its appearance. I remember the first Hong Ah Si (Ada), her look when I first saw her. I especially remember how she looked when she first lied to me. I remembered how she looked the first time she begged me for help. I remember the look just now when she said ‘she will put down everything in the past and start all over’ even more. Did you know that was the same look as the first Hong Ah Si I knew? Even if I won’t be able to see again in the future, I will still remember… I really want to see your appearance again. I really want to see you”
Aww, I really felt sorry for Wong Hei’s one-sided love =( He loved Jessica(Ada) from the day he met her until the end of the series (and most probably beyond as well). Even though she has married twice, his heart is only towards her. No matter how she used him, treated him, lied to him, causing him blind, he is still there by her side. It’s comforting to know that he was able to ‘see’ the ‘old’ Hong Ah Si back 🙂
[Bowie visiting Kenny in hospital]
Bowie helps Kenny shave and starts telling him stories, reflecting on the past. He tells him that he hopes he can become the good person he has always hoped he would be. Tears rolled out of Kenny’s eyes…
[Bowie and Maggie having dinner]
Sylvia: What do you want me to do?
Calvin: Wait for me, wait for me to come back out, because I feel that there’s still a lot, a lot of things I still owe you. I don’t know when I could return them to you, so you have to wait for me to come out, ok?
Sylvia: Don’t worry, you’ll need to return the principle amount plus interest. I want you to return me for your whole life time.
Awwwwwww… <3 Calvin and Sylvia’s relationship is still my favourite, and has been through the whole series. Their love is so touching, filled with love and hate and I’m happiest for this couple the most <3 I’m so happy they could finally be with each other. YAY! <3
[Moses and Gigi]
The two hugged each other in joy after they were able to retrieve her ring which fell down the gutters. Their love plays on ‘fate’ a lot throughout the series (e.g”Serendipity”). Here Moses was able to find the ring that symbolised Gigi’s happiness, just like Eddie (“Derek”) did in the past. Together, the two were able to get back their love for each other. There’s a hint that these two would most possibly end up with each other in the end.
And finally, onto Lee See Kei…
she survives in the end! and she got back her three daughters that mean everything to her 🙂
I really thought she was going to die, especially having all those memories of the past flooding back into her mind but she doesn’t. Once again, we have one happy family!