Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 16 is soppy and heartwarming, but it works to end the characters’ journeys in the season finale.
This recap of Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 16, the season finale contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
Another weekend and another Netflix Korean series boxed off my resume. Hopefully, now I can have a break, but knowing my luck, my weekends will be filled with more Korean storylines next weekend. We shall see. Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 16 is the finale, and it gives the loyal audience an ending for all of the characters.
Eun-ho (Jong-Suk Lee) delivers Seo-jun the truth in the form of many diary entries and excerpts about Mr. Kang. You can feel how much this impacts Seo-jun as he now views Eun-ho in a different light. His rival had cared for his father for many years while he was trying to find him. They both visit Mr. Kang on his death bed, serving a tear jerker for the audience, as both men hold the dying author’s hand at once. At the funeral, Seo-jun thanks Eun-ho for looking after his father.
Mr. Kang’s dying wish was for his chronology to be released as part of a special edition of one of his books. In an emotional tribute, the book details his life, the truth about his Alzheimers, and how Eun-ho was always by his side. Perhaps Episode 16 gave this story too much running time, but to be fair, it was the main story in nearly every episode, apart from Eun-ho and Dani’s evolving relationship.
Talking of relationships, the finale was all about solidifying everyone’s relationship, leaving no stone unturned. Hae-rin and Seo-jun finally cross the line of professionalism and agree to go on a date, Ji-yul and Park Hoon finally put their pettiness aside of interrupting each other’s date and make it official, and Ms. Go and President Kim decide to relax from work and make a go at a relationship. Romance Is a Bonus Book Episode 16 is relationships galore. Eun-ho and Dan-i also make it official to the team that they are together.
I felt Dan-i returning to work was one of the significant closures of the series, but she also managed to get the company to agree to market a book that she and Ji-yul prepared. This milestone sums up her perseverance in testing times.
And that was pretty much it – everything else about the finale was more season wrapping, and there was no cliffhanger, suggesting there won’t be a Season 2. There was a lot of talk about the relevance of books, and how finding your book in life is essential. Of course, this was a metaphor for finding your partner, sealing off what is pretty much a very soppy episode.
I hope you have enjoyed Romance Is a Bonus Book, and I’ll very likely be speaking to you on the next Korean Netflix series.
Daniel Hart is the Co-Founder of Ready Steady Cut and has operated as Editor-in-Chief since 2017.