You Are My Spring season 1, episode 15 recap – Ian Chase comes clean

August 23, 2021
Daniel Hart 1
K-Drama, Netflix, Weekly TV
2.5

Summary

It seems that the story has hit a little bit of a snag; not much is happening, but when something does happen, there’s hardly any investment to care.

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2.5

Summary

It seems that the story has hit a little bit of a snag; not much is happening, but when something does happen, there’s hardly any investment to care.

This recap of the Netflix K-Drama Series You Are My Spring season 1, episode 15 contains spoilers.

Read the recap of the previous episode.

Now that we’ve entered the final episodes, it’s time to reflect. Why has this K-Drama series not set the world alight in ratings and viewership? I, for one, am confused by the lack of interest in this series. Maybe it came at the wrong time? Maybe the added mystery is not doing it for viewers? Or, maybe it’s the time slot? The Monday/Tuesday schedule does not appear to be the most popular. Ironically, we reach the penultimate chapter. It seems that the story has hit a little bit of a snag; not much is happening, but when something does happen, there’s hardly any investment to care.

You Are My Spring season 1, episode 15

Episode 15 opens with Young-do and Da-jeong spending time with their friends, and there is a lighthearted and warm mood. They are in full relationship mode at this point, enjoying the honeymoon period that’s addictive and wholesome. Meanwhile, there’s a chapter of clarity for Mi-ran that I discuss later in this article; it seems Da-jeong’s and Young-do’s rekindled relationship has brought perspective.

In the last couple of episodes, Ahn Ga-yeong has found herself wondering if she wants her relationship with her partner Patrick. She keeps testing the waters, battling between fame and public relationships. However, she has no choice to be public in episode 15; she’s involved in a small car accident, so naturally, Patrick shows up at the hospital and comforts her in front of excited onlookers. Eventually, they take refuge at Da-jeong’s place. Are we near a conclusion here? Surely this couple can find a happy ending?

Back to Min-ran; Da-jeong tells her about Young-do and their rekindled relationship. The mother explains that Da-jeong has grown into a good person, and she apologizes for trying to take the credit. Later on, the mother talks to Young-do. She admits she was awfully bruised because of the love she had with an awful man; she calls him a good person and states that it’s okay to be sick — she wants to be available for both her daughter and Young-do. Of course, this ends with a stark warning, telling Young-do not to let Da-jeong down. Warning noted!

The ending

As the penultimate chapter ends, it desperately tries to reel the audience back in with Ian Chase’s murky and confusing storyline…

Ian Chase comes clean and tells Ko Jin-bok that he doesn’t know where Hwang Jae-sik is but knows who has him. Moments later, Hwang Jae-sik is placed under arrest for multiple murders. And then comes a further admission, and a story; Ian admits he was the 18-year old who went to find Hwang Jae-sik, not Choi Jeong-min; he describes how his “so-called mother had a traumatic, miserable life, and then there was the man who exploited her, and the children for money. Ultimately, this man was killed by him, and he pretended to be his brother and lied to the police.

This was when he met Hwang Jae-sik, the man who supposedly wrote the book Pure Murder. He thought this man could put a stop to their pain. He then tells Ko Jin-bok that he wants everything to be over, just like Jeong-min wanted it to be. It seems both brothers wanted to take care of things. More flashbacks show how Hwang Jae-sik pressured Choi Jeong-min to kill himself, but Ian did not help matters.

It seems to confirm everything we already knew; this is a story of child abuse manifested in revenge and murders that have manifested later in life — it shows an unhealthy and evil toxic relationship between siblings. Unfortunately, it’s hard to care at this stage.

Additional points

  • Eun-ha doesn’t feel appreciated by her father for her successes.
  • Da-jeong’s mother, Mun Mi-ran, is finally introduced to Ahn Ga-yeong, and the mother is comically not impressed. She’s confused about how she’s the ex-wife of Young-do but best friends with Da-jeong. Eventually, the pair have a healthy conversation about divorces and new love.

What did you think of You Are My Spring season 1, episode 15? Comment below. 

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1 thought on “You Are My Spring season 1, episode 15 recap – Ian Chase comes clean

  • August 24, 2021 at 9:19 am
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    Still loving you are my spring but will be disappointed if things don’t turn out good for all especially main characters

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