It’s time to say goodbye to our favourite vigilante crew – far too quickly, if you happen to ask me. But all good issues should come to an finish, and “Taxi Driver” isn’t any exception. Even the ultimate episodes have been filled with thrill and suspense, which made for a extremely thrilling watch till the very finish. But the drama was not solely extremely entertaining, it additionally raised consciousness about crimes that basically occurred and the struggles the victims face. Therefore, “Taxi Driver” undoubtedly stands out in dramaland as a very well-made and significant present.
The finale didn’t disappoint both. It’s most likely not far-fetched to say that it couldn’t have been higher. Let’s revisit eight highlights from episodes 15-16 that led to an ideal ending.
Warning: spoilers for episodes 15-16 beneath.
One for all, and all for one
Now that Baek Sung Mi (Cha Ji Yeon) has been arrested, the time for the Rainbow Taxi crew to face the implications of their actions has lastly come. Notwithstanding their good intentions, they did break the legislation, and thus they’re bracing themselves for jail. Jang Sung Chul (Kim Eui Sung), although, pronounces to the workforce that he’s planning to take all of the blame, however the others are fast to disagree.
It’s so heartwarming to see how the Rainbow Taxi workforce all the time sticks collectively regardless of the state of affairs. They are far more than only a group of individuals working collectively for the aim of revenge. After having misplaced their beloved kinfolk to crimes, they’ve discovered a brand new household in one another that may present them with the heat and luxury essential to heal.
Kim Do Gi’s private revenge
The reality behind the homicide of Kim Do Gi (Lee Je Hoon)’s mother would possibly as effectively be the largest plot twist of the complete collection. After 20 years of silence, serial killer Oh Chul Young (Yang Dong Tak), the assassin of Jang Sung Chul’s mother and father, confesses to having killed two extra folks – and one among them is none apart from Kim Do Gi’s mother. This twist got here unexpectedly. Even although Do Gi needed to relive the painful recollections whereas dealing with Oh Chul Young, in the long run it granted him the possibility to search out the closure he couldn’t get when he had been beneath the assumption that the wrongdoer died by suicide.
Do Gi finally units out for his personal private revenge, which the Rainbow Taxi workforce declares as their ultimate mission. As it seems, Jang Sung Chul paid Oh Chul Young quite a few visits through the years as a way to perceive him higher and finally additionally discovered his weak spot: his son Hyun Soo (Ryu Sung Rok), whom he loves dearly. Do Gi thus proceeds to make use of the son in opposition to Oh Chul Young.
But the vigilante’s phrases in the direction of Oh Chul Young aren’t simply empty threats. He approaches Oh Hyun Soo (who now goes by the identify Han Dong Chan) for actual, and because of the latter being cornered by mortgage sharks, we get to see Do Gi in motion yet one more time!
Although we will make sure that Do Gi actually didn’t plan to kill Han Dong Chan, it looks as if he certainly thought of hurting him not directly as a way to get revenge on Oh Chul Young. But Do Gi shortly realizes that the man doesn’t know something in any respect and is simply one other sufferer, for he had a really onerous time rising up with no father. In the top, Do Gi decides to cover the reality about his father without end. This proved as soon as once more that Do Gi’s coronary heart should be actually heavy because it appears to be made out of pure gold.
Karma strikes again
As Kim Do Gi lets go of the trump card of understanding Oh Hyun Soo, karma decides to assist him out as an alternative. Han Dong Chan, who works as a jail guard, occurs to be at precisely the identical jail as his father, although each don’t know of one another. As a outcome, Dong Chan leads to the hospital after Oh Chul Young breaks his bones, and tragedy strikes: Dong Chan’s mother, who’s affected by dementia, dies whereas in search of her son who couldn’t handle her anymore. Because of this, Jang Sung Chul lastly manages to interrupt Oh Chul Young by reporting the incident to him.
While it’s unhappy for Han Dong Chan, I’m additionally actually joyful and relieved that Kim Do Gi and Jang Sung Chul nonetheless acquired their candy revenge in the long run with out breaking the legislation this time. It was a vital second for them and an enormous step in the direction of reaching interior peace.
Kang Ha Na’s choice
Kim Do Gi is able to get arrested by Kang Ha Na (Esom) who’s investigating Baek Sung Mi, Rainbow Taxi, and every little thing associated. But to his (and our) shock, Ha Na declares that she will’t arrest Do Gi since they lack proof, which signifies that she determined to cowl up for his workforce. Thereafter, the 2 have a heart-to-heart and Ha Na thanks Do Gi for being there for the folks the legislation couldn’t defend.
I’ve by no means been so pleased with Ha Na all through the drama earlier than! It was an extended and troublesome journey, however she nonetheless noticed and acknowledged the faults within the authorized system in addition to Rainbow Taxi’s worth ultimately. She even put her job on the road to guard Do Gi and his crew, which reveals that she too actually cares concerning the folks however simply had a special strategy to searching for justice. Finally, Ha Na and Do Gi should not butting heads anymore. It’s such a stupendous sight.
Baek Sung Mi’s sentence
A 10-year sentence for the present’s major villain would have been fairly ridiculous, although sadly practical because the legislation is usually too lenient. It was all of the extra gratifying when Baek Sung Mi’s sentence was surprisingly doubled within the second trial. Kang Ha Na has undoubtedly achieved her job proper!
One’s life shouldn’t be consumed by hate and revenge, so it was solely a query of time till the Rainbow Taxi workforce would put an finish to their service. Although it was actually unhappy to see them half, it was undoubtedly the appropriate choice. Building up a traditional life once more must have precedence. After all, dwelling life can even be thought of true revenge.
While Do Gi decides to journey and eventually will get some actually deserved relaxation, Go Eun (Pyo Ye Jin) takes the civil service examination and turns into a badass police officer. The job undoubtedly fits her! Choi Kyung Goo (Jang Hyuk Jin) and Park Jin Uhn (Bae Yoo Ram), then again, return to their earlier lives and begin working in their outdated jobs once more.
Rainbow Taxi’s reunion
But this isn’t the particular finish for Rainbow Taxi. After one 12 months, we see the workforce reunite – with the addition of Kang Ha Na! Crimes after all nonetheless occur and the legislation nonetheless can’t defend everybody. Thus, there’ll all the time be the necessity for Rainbow Taxi to exist. From the appears of it, the workforce members now every reside their personal lives, however when Rainbow Taxi is required, they arrive collectively and act. With two workforce members representing the legislation, Ha Na and Go Eun, there’s now additionally an excellent steadiness between the 2 sides of the coin. Now it is a excellent ending!
Even although “Taxi Driver” wrapped up actually superbly, the addition of Ha Na to the crew leaves one wanting extra. I’m very curious how their teamwork would really appear to be, and it’s a pity that we didn’t get to see that extra. There are nonetheless many extra circumstances on the market that haven’t been addressed but. As Lee Je Hoon stated himself in a current interview, “a 16-episode miniseries was too brief to comprise all of the tales that we may have advised.” So can we hope for a season two?
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