Episode 16 of Doom at Your Service begins this finale with Myul-Mang back on Earth and mortal this time. He stands with his umbrella and admits he can’t control the weather anymore.
Back home, Dong-Kyung learns that Myul-Mang was allowed to be born again because he died for her selflessly. He no longer brings doom and can live a normal life. Dong-Kung can hardly believe her luck and believes all of this is just a dream.
Well, the next day Dong-Kyung brings Myul-Mang to work. Only, Joo-Ik isn’t exactly thrilled to see him. Dong-Kyung puts him to work though, encouraging the former doom-bringer to drive her around. She’s got a big meeting with Dalgona in an attempt to get her to sign a contract.
Well, Dalgona clearly likes Dong-Kyung but Myul-Mang is quick to admit that he’s going to get marred to her soon. As Myul-Mang teases him about his affection for his fiancée, he looks set to leave. Just then though, Park Young shows up. It turns out she’s been trying to kill two birds with on stone, hooking these two up together while also getting a contract signed.
Back home, Myul-Mang joins the family for dinner. Sun-Kyung has been promoted to manager, while Kevin is back again from Canada. Myul-Mang has decided to do the same job he was doing before – he’s now a doctor.
Myul-Mang is at peace, finally understanding that Sonyeoshin must have hated humans originally but now mellowed out and ended up like him – actually liking humans and accepting them.
Elsewhere, Joo-Ik woos Ji-Na and takes her out for drinks. While there, he kisses her passionately. This marks the start of the pair together as he’s officially labeled as her boyfriend! Well, it’s only their second day so it’s still early days yet.
While Sun-Kyung isn’t too impressed when they announce this the following day, Myul-Mang thinks it’s cute. Sun-Kyung eventually leaves, especially when he realizes he’s the only singleton in the room.
Myul-Mang is taken outside by Kevin who reminds him that he’s family now. There’s a disjointed English/Korean chat here but the gist of it is that these characters are together and happy.
Joo-Ik admits on the way home with Ji-Na that she is his first love. He lavishes praise on her and is generally just very romantic, which is a nice touch.
That night, Dong-Kyung sleeps but Sonyeoshin shows up in her dream. She shows a cosmos plant and sports her school uniform too. It turns out she lets Dong-Kyung go through all of this because she knew she could overcome the hardships on the other side.
Things go well for the rest of the episode, as Myul-Mang and Dong-Kyung continue to get along like a house on fire. They notice a shooting star speeding overhead and decide to wish to get married quickly. It’s a fitting end for what’s otherwise been a lovely episode to round out all the character arcs.
The Episode Review
So in the end there’s no final shocker or dramatic twist, it’s just an hour of all our characters living life to its fullest. Dong-Kyung is finally cured and with Myul-Mang now mortal, it leaves Sonyeoshin to create another doom-bringer (presumably) in the wake of this one being turned mortal.
Dong-Kyung and Myul-Mang have had mad chemistry on screen together but the story hasn’t always been the most exciting. I mean, it’s been enjoyable and seeing these two together on screen is always fun but there’s not a lot of movement on the plot – or that’s how it feels anyway.
Despite that, the series has managed to bring some dramatic and emotional moments in its wake, leaving with a fitting final scene with the shooting star. Ironic of course given that’s how the pair first met.
In the end, Joo-Ik ends up romantically linked with Ji-Na which is perhaps the biggest surprise of the drama, but beyond that everything else is pretty smooth sailing for this finale.
tvN know how to deliver a competent and straight forward drama and this one is no exception. While it does pale by comparison to some of the other dramas in its field, it’s been a solid watch nonetheless.