Premiered on the 9th of November 2022, this Korean Thriller-Drama, just released its last two sets of episodes this Wednesday, the 14th of December on Disney+. So you know what that calls for! Of course, an ending is explained from our side.
So here’s Revenge of Others Ending Explained, but if you’re yet to watch the show, The world has been swept up in South Korean dramas and the Hyallu (Korean Wave). As with shows like The Squid Game and K-pop bands South Korean content are a phenomenon. So it’s only fitting that Korean directors are responsible for cinema’s greatest works. The Filmmaker is continually coming up with something fresh and impactful, from rom-coms to tear-jerkers to have you cry buckets to thrillers to keep you on the edge of your seat to keep on guessing for what comes up next.
This teen revenge K-drama, directed by Kim Yoo-jin, features Seo Ye-eun, Lomon, Seo Ji-hoon, Chae Sang-woo, Lee Soo-min, and Jung Soo-bin as leads. With a rating of a whopping 8.3 on IMDb, this teen thriller definitely is the game and definitely served karma to the deserved towards the end. The plot revolves around a sister, Chan-Mi, and her quest to learn the truth about her brother’s presumed suicide in parallel to Soo-Heon, who sets off for revenge against the unfair world, crosses paths, and gets caught up in a shocking incident that baffles her life.
Towards the start of Revenge of Others episode 12, when Soo-heon and Jae-beom are standing in the stable Soo-heon is abruptly struck in the head and goes down unconscious. When he sees his phone and the photo strip of Chan-mi and Soo-heon, he realizes that O-sung has come to save him.
Jae-beom’s attitude is soon picked up on by O-sung, who asks him when his memory returns. When Jae-beom realizes that O-sung used his dual personality to murder Won-seok subtly, he then divulges the entirety of his plot.
Soo-heon briefly regains consciousness before fainting once more as the two engage in a fistfight. Chan-mi keeps calling him till Soo-heon gains on his own. The following day, Chan-mi and Soo-heon meet So-jung and explain what happened, and meanwhile, Jae-beom disappears. Later, when the two are talking about what happened, they find it difficult to accept the fact that Jae-beom is the murderer.
In an attempt to learn more about Jae-beom, So-jung travels to the location where his car was abandoned. Later, when Chan-mi into across O-sung, she is able to obtain a confession from him about being present at the stable the night before. O-sung is brought back in front of So-jung so that she can question him.
On the other hand, Ji-hyun is persuaded to help Soo-heon by planting a tracker in O-sung’s bag. The following day, A-jung contacts So-yeon and inquires about her location. She then lets her know that Jae-beom has vanished. So-yeon informs the two when she subsequently notices Jae-beom standing before her.
Meanwhile, Kwon Se-jin discloses the truth about his relationship with Park Won-seok upon his return from the United States. He explains to her that O-sung had clicked a picture of the two and had begun extorting Park Won-seok due to which he had started harassing the other students too. This infuriates Chan-mi, who then flees with her gun. Meanwhile, the police have determined that Jae-beom is responsible for the murder.
She confronts Jae-beom the following day, who admits his mess and claims that he had just recently acquired a memory of what he had done when suddenly he transforms into his twin brother Seok Jae-jin. Two of them enter a duel brawl, but Jae-beom gets her to pass out. Chan-mi sees him holding a gun at her when she regains consciousness, and she swiftly engages him in conversation. She informs him that she knows he is Jae-jin at this same moment and requests that he leave Jae-beom alone.
“Jae-beom decided to pursue Soo-heon the day of the murder”, says Jae-jin and he also claims that he was attempting to save him. He was forced to murder the guy since he had seen his face.
Chan-mi begs Jae-jin to leave Jae-beom alone because she can’t bear to watch her friend in this situation and believes that he is not a horrible person and she doesn’t want to see him suffer. After listening to her, Jae-beom returns but raises the gun to his own head out of guilt.
Chan-mi runs to him and forbids him from taking his own life, and meanwhile, the police arrive at the location, and Jae-beom is captured. While all this is unfolding, Ji-Hyun and Soo-heon a text asking her to come to see her upstairs.
However, it doesn’t take him long enough to realize that, Ji-Hyun is captivated by O-sung, and it was O-sung who sent the message. As Soo-heon reaches there, O-sung asks him to kneel and then approaches to beat him up while pointing a knife at her throat.
The two engage in a brutal brawl as they near the edge of the rooftop when Soo-heon senses an opportunity and attacks.
Revenge of Others Ending Explained
In the final climax scene of episode 12, during the fight near the edge of the roof, O-sung slips and falls from the roof, causing a startle among the students who were standing down there. When they turn to look up, they see Soo-heon who is equally startled, they begin to suspect him of being the assailant, but a message from Min Seon-ha discloses that Soo-heon is the hero who assisted her in accomplishing her vengeance.
The murmurings of Soo-heon’s presence on the roof the day O-sung was arrested spread like wildfire and more and more of O-sung’s wicked activities came to light. As a result, the students kept the information that Soo-heon was also there on the roof and might be the prime suspect a secret. Ji-Hyun also falls into line and also said O-sung jumped off the roof by himself. So-jung chooses to disregard what has occurred despite realizing what has happened.
The next scene changes to when they graduate, and everyone is seen taking their graduation pictures, except Soo-heon, who chose to leave school to spend time alone. He is accompanied by Chan-mi, who joined the marines, as they depart after the school bids him a touching farewell.
Review of the Show
The actual culprit was clearly an unexpected character right up until the very conclusion of the show, which has now finally come to a close. The double personality of Jae-beom, who moved from telling a charming tale about his twin to becoming a murderous ghost, was the most shocking in my opinion.
The way Soo-story heon’s developed around his illness and the vulnerability of his existence was revealed made his finale unexpected as well. But in his conclusion, he also demonstrates that he is aware of his weakness and has gone on to choose and focus on what is most important to him.
The fact that Chan-mi joined the marines was always something she wanted to do meant that her conclusion was not as shocking as it may have been. O-sung’s story on the other hand, perfectly captured how Karma would strike severely despite how much you try to evade it.
However, Jae-beom’s condition which seemed to have been so easily resolved by Chan-mi doesn’t fit in well with how the mystery had been developed up until this point, which also adds up to this ending’s tendency to be a bit unsatisfactory. But we must admit that the conclusion of O-sung’s story makes us happier than the solution to the puzzle.
Even though with high school students, bullying, murder, and the mystery all remaining the key themes for the story right till the showdown, I’m not happy with the way the story turned out, each of the characters got their ending, and thus the story is now finished and doesn’t leave a door opened for us to hope for a sequel to this spectacular show. But only if there could be one, I mean who knows!