We can safely say this series brought a closed-book conclusion.
This recap of the Netflix K-Drama series Forecasting Love and Weather season 1, episode 16 (finale), “Tomorrow’s Answers,” — the ending explained — contains spoilers.
There have been mixed reactions to Forecasting Love and Weather, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s certainly not the best K-Drama series of the year, but the messages and themes presented have resonated with me. Boundaries and healthy relationships are essential lessons that should be embraced in narrative form.
Forecasting Love and Weather season 1, episode 16 recap – the finale and ending
Episode 16 opens with Si-woo’s father in trouble with the police. Si-woo explains to the police that his father has had a biopsy and has late-stage cancer before walking off. Ha-kyung finds Si-woo crying outside, but he rejects her caring nature, stating they are no longer together. Meanwhile, Ki-jun and Yu-jin head to the hospital; Yu-jin has not suffered from a miscarriage — she’s suffering from Braxton Hicks. The ultrasound provides an emotional moment between them, and their wounds begin to heal.
Ki-jun and Yu-jin talk about the possibility of raising a baby — the hardship of raising a child and the finances. However, Ki-jun is confident that they can take on the challenge. I’ve enjoyed the emotional maturity Ki-jun has gone through in this series, and it brings a heartwarming ending for this couple.
Um Dong-han speaks to his wife and apologizes to her because work got in the way of him attending his daughter’s birthday. He admits he felt pathetic and wonders if they should get a divorce. The wife is annoyed that he asked for three months to change things and is now handing her the divorce papers. She expects loyalty to the family and calls him an idiot for being so dense for not realizing the divorce request was a test. The couple hugs it out in an emotional moment. It looks like Um Dong-han saved his marriage too.
Rumors spread that Ha-kyung is getting married around the office. This has spread aggressively because colleagues have heard that Si-woo is getting a housing loan. This is entirely unrelated, and Ha-kyung has no choice but to address the workforce; she tells them that she and Si-woo have broken up. Meanwhile, Si-woo learns that his father is no longer at the hospital, and he tries to contact him.
Ki-jun offers Ha-kyung words of advice; he tells her that he knows how much Si-woo likes her. He’s trying to be a good friend, knowing that Si-woo is good for her. Meanwhile, Si-woo eventually gets in touch with his father, who offers him advice; he tells Si-woo not to let go of Ha-kyung because she’s a great woman. Si-woo is understandably upset, but the father is more concerned about giving his son one more piece of advice (he clearly thinks he’s at death’s door) — Si-woo begs him to stay in his life and be a good father.
At the weather station, they need to predict when the “first snow” will hit by assessing the criteria. Si-woo and Ha-kyung strongly disagree with each other on the data. Eventually, Ha-kyung makes the decision to report on the snow prediction.
Ha-kyung meets her mother, who reminds her that Si-woo broke up with her because he feels like a burden due to his father. She wonders if she could look past it and see their compatibility. Ha-kyung does not want to cling to him when he wants to break up — she also recognizes she’s his senior at work. Another scene shows the mother lecturing Si-woo too about the importance of love. She’s told both of them that life is too short.
Realizing they have lots to lose, Si-woo and Ha-kyung rush out to see each other. In true romantic fashion, it begins to snow. Si-woo cockily tells Ha-kyung that he knew it would snow earlier as predicted as they meet outside the Seoul Observatory. They talk about the first time they met when it rained — they both remember the date — March 14th. They both tell each other that they love each other and embrace, confirming their commitment to each other before a kiss to seal a new chapter in their relationship.
As the episode ends, Si-woo’s father, and Ha-kyung’s mother meet, and Ha-kyung and Si-woo decide to leave them to talk. Are they setting their parents up? Who knows, but we can safely say this series brought a closed-book conclusion.
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