The Good Bad Mother Season 1 Episode 14 Recap and Ending Explained

June 8, 2023 (Last updated: last month)
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Netflix K-Drama series The Good Bad Mother Season 1 Episode 14 Recap and Ending Explained


A truly phenomenal ending to the series.

We recap the Netflix K-Drama series The Good Bad Mother Season 1 Episode 14, which contains spoilers and explains the Ending.

With a heavy dose of emotion, The Good Bad Mother ended fantastically. This really has been an excellent series, and with plenty of lessons to take away from it, there’s no doubt it’ll be missed.

The Good Bad Mother Season 1 Episode 14 Recap

We begin with Kang-ho giving Tae-soo “a chance.” If the presidential candidate testifies against Woo-byeok, his crimes will be left unexposed. If Tae-soo refuses this offer, Ha-young will testify instead, meaning both villains are under threat.

As Ha-young is encouraged by Mi-joo to stick with her testimony, knowing it’ll be of help, Ji-suk secretly records his conversation with Woo-byeok, so Mr Cha has evidence the business mogul wanted the two dead.

Then, Kang-ho suddenly arrives at the rooftop (which we later see was intricately orchestrated), arresting his father’s killer for “special assault and attempted murder.”

How does the trial against Woo-byeok go?

With everyone, including the Jou-ri residents, present, the trial against Woo-byeok begins. It starts with Ji-suk testifying, firstly about his boss’s assault and then regarding the businessman’s apparent penchant for killing employees who know too much. Following that comes back-and-forth conversation based around things ranging from embezzlement to Soo-hyun to the ordering of murders.

When Tae-soo has finished testifying against Woo-byeok, pinning the businessman as the father of Soo-hyun’s child in the process, Ha-young makes a shocking admission to the court. She tells everyone that she “slipped” Kang-ho sleeping pills prior to his accident, then takes the witness stand to testify about her father’s deceit.

Next, Tae-soo works this in his favor, accepting fault for Ha-young’s behavior before blaming Woo-byeok’s threats. With this in mind, the presidential candidate admits Kang-ho was wanted dead because the businessman had killed his father.

How do Tae-soo and Woo-byeok get arrested?

Tired of Tae-soo’s retelling of facts and his attempt to have her deemed mentally unstable, Ha-young makes another stand. She informs the court that both her father and Woo-byeok “conspired” to kill Hae-sik, with bribery and fabrication key factors in the death being wrongly labeled as suicide.

Calmly, Kang-ho tells the judge that the “answer” to the trial is Soo-hyun’s death, given that her child’s father is likely responsible for killing her. But when the baby boy is presented to the court, it’s too much for Tae-soo, as he tries to flee the court, claiming this is an attempt at “tainting” his reputation pre-election.

However, Kang-ho soon arrests the presidential candidate and Woo-byeok for “abetting the murders of Hwang Soo-hyun and her son, myself and my mother (Jin Young-soon), and Choi Hae-sik.”

How does Young-soon live out the rest of her life?

With the passage of time comes some justice. Woobyeok Group’s slush funds and embezzlement are investigated, those framed by the villains are acquitted, and Tae-soo and Woo-byeok look set to receive their due punishment. At Jou-ri Village, a birthday celebration for Young-soon is put on, where she thanks her friends and family for the life she’s had and explains how she’s learned to value everyone through the strife she’s withstood.

After the party, Young-soon gifts Kang-ho and Mi-joo rings she shared with her late husband and offers encouragement to the soon-to-be-married pair to “take good care, love each other, and live a happy life.”

That, and to “love like it’s your last time,” because that’ll make the couple “think twice” about their treatment of each other.

Serenaded by her son’s tearful singing, Young-soon peacefully passes away that night. “See you later,” Kang-ho says, echoing the last words of his father.

At the funeral, Kang-ho’s solemn tributes are interrupted by the familiar sound of his mother’s favorite song. But rather than dwell, everyone begins to sing, commemorating the life of Young-soon with the vocal reminder of their happiness.

Where does everyone else end up in the future?

Next, we cut to the future. Here, Gum-ja is seen to be smitten with Hoon-ah, Sam-sik impresses the imprisoned Ha-young with goods he stole from his mother, and Ji-suk has started fresh as a farmer alongside his trusted friend Mr Cha. Additionally, Yong-rak’s wife ditches returning to the Yakuza to enjoy pregnancy with her husband.

After receiving thanks from Jong-gu’s family for helping him get out of prison as promised, Kang-ho returns to his family. Together with Mi-joo, the now-former prosecutor runs Happy Farm successfully.

The Good Bad Mother Season 1 Ending Explained

Reading a letter left by his mother, which sees her apologize for lacking as a parent and expressing her wish to be a better mum to him in another life (one who would consider all his needs), Kang-ho reflects.

“Please watch over me so I won’t be nervous,” Kang-ho then says ahead of proposing to Mi-joo before asking for his mother’s protection. To end the episode and series, the couple confirms their plans to live happily and wed in the same way Young-soon and Hae-sik once did, with a pig failing to properly deliver the rings.

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1 thought on “The Good Bad Mother Season 1 Episode 14 Recap and Ending Explained

  • June 10, 2023 at 4:02 pm

    Perfect ending! There is no other explanation for it. It had all the feels. It’s also good to see that Yejin has a new crush. LOL.

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