Dedicated to SS501 4D Leader Kim Hyun Joong

[Pexers Write-Ups] SJT’s World : The Brilliant Sun of Bangsamtong Finale


Author:  AprilStarr


If the sun had set in the previous episode, this last episode looks at the sun shining brightly, the sun is so brilliant it is almost blinding.Yet this sun is energizing, it will allow regrowth and sustenance towards a new beginning for Bangsamtong…

The warfare between Hwangbang and Bangsamtong is entering its fierce and decisive stage. Hwangbang may have its resources and connections but Bangsamtong has Shin Jung Tae. Shin Jung Tae has Mo and Jae Hwa by his side.

The long overdue win over the excesses of the Hwangbang, according to Jung Tae, is not whether one has the best fighting skills but by determination. And so Bangsamtong utilized guerilla warfare methods- ambush of opium delivery, sabotage and sowing terror through car bombing, looting of the Hwangbang bank, and using the public wall to publicize Hwangabang’s opium trade involvement. Open fighting was still there even as they were disadvantaged by not having swords nor guns.

Jung Te did not stop there and went the political route by going to the high authorities asking that the Bangsamtong community and its people be recognized as a safety zone. It was a way of protecting them in the light of imminent start of China-Japan War. He also made sure the Chinese military authorities were alerted of Seol doo Sung’s opium activities. To increase his leverage he used the Japanese military strategy document that fell into his hands (courtesy of Gaya) to encourage the Chinese General to grant his request in behalf of Bangsamtong. Not contented, the Bangsamtong rallied in front of the office of the authorities. With persistency they won their case eventually.

Seol Dong did not take Jung Te’s actions sitting down. The concerted effort to eliminate Jung Te went on without let up and also to totally exterminate his community. The latter was a costly expedition because Wang Baek San and a score of his men lost their lives. Through all these Doo Goo remained his loyal dog.

Entrapping Jung Te and his fellow fighters, Seol Dong thought he had finally going to rid himself of them when the good Chinese general came to the scene and arrested the two men of Hwang bang and the crony Chirinbang.

Finally, tied up, tortured and in prisoner rags, the three faced Jung Te. Up to the last minute, Seol Dong refused to show remorse and acknowledge his killings that Jung Te gave him a painful jab on the face. Jung Te didn’t have to soil his hands with his blood, somebody else did it and killed the old man for his past atrocities right then and there.

The fight is still not over though the IGH had suffered a blow at the hands of the Bangsamtong. Aoki and his men as a last ditch effort to prove they are still viable marched towards the Bangsamtong claiming the place to them has some strategic value. Earlier, Gaya wanted to alert Jung Te about Aoki’s plain this but was intercepted by Aoki. Aoki then realized how much Jung Te really mean to Gaya.

It was a valiant fight that unfortunately Jae Hwa had to face alone. He sent Woo Jin to call Jung Te, but the former was intercepted by two sword wielding Japanese soldiers. Gaya’s timely arrival saved her though she pretended to stab her with her short sword.

Jae Hwa was almost a goner when Jung Tae arrived. He fought Aoki who didn’t have a chance with his superior skills and he could have dealt him a fatal blow if not for Gaya who embraced Aoki. Gaya said let’s put a stop to the fighting to which Jung Te agreed to do.

After the dust of fighting finally settled, Jung Te paid his respect to his father ‘s memorial tablet at the temple. He reported to his late father he has avenged him and donned a black hat. The hat is slightly large perhaps indicating he still has room to grow as he find his mission accomplished though a larger and broader mission is waiting for him to pursue.

Like the last man standing Jung Te bids farewell to the leaving r men of substance -Jae Hwa with Woo Jin, Mo with Pyeong, and there’s Aoki.

Mo left with a wink, maybe he is returning some day after locating his family in Dandong. Aoki wants a rematch with Jung Te who responded with a smile, a handshake and “anytime”.

Gaya, perhaps could have stayed. If only Jung Te was ready to give a response to her drop hints ” I have nowhere to return to, I’m going somewhere, anywhere”. Then she handed him a letter. The letter explained what had happened to Chung Ah.

After the car Aoki and Gaya were in drove away, a young lady appeared. No, she didn’t run to him and shouted “Oppa!”. She approached him silently -we actually don’t know what their greetings was to each other after that long turbulent decade. The camera shot gave us a distant view of Jung Tae and Chung Ah. (we didn’t get see these: Gaya embraced Jung Tae; Jung Tae had an emotional reunion with his sister and a closer shot of the two)

Chung Ah, you miss all the fun!

POST SCRIPT

Thank you all for reading and commenting my reviews for the 24 episodes of Inspiring Generation. It was such an exciting experience waiting for the Wednesday and Thursday of the week. Time flew by from January to first week of April, 2014.

Aren’t we glad we were around to witness the birth of the new action star Kim Hyun Joong? If Shin Jung Te has his mission accomplished and more to come, so is Hyun Joong.

As we offer him our heartfelt congratulations, I want to wish you all safe and healthy days to come. More happy viewing of KHJ’s works …THE BEST IS YET TO COME!)

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9 responses

  1. CAGOME

    THANK FOR VERY INTERESTING ARTICLES AND ALL SUPPORT FOR OUR ONLY ONE.THIS DRAMA IS VERY INTERESTING AND BEAUTIFUL CULTURAL PROJECT,IS SPECIAL WORK OF ART,WITH INTERESTING CHALLENGES AND MEANINGS.CONGRATULATIONS FOR VERY BEAUTIFUL STORY.

    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 7:15 am

    • CAGOME

      STORY OF LIFE…STORY OF TIME,STORY OF LOVE,STORY OF FATE…….AND ALL…….IS INTENSE AND BEAUTIFUL STORY.

      Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 7:16 am

    • aprilstarr

      @CAGOME

      Though there was a change of writer IG managed to tie the subplots with its main storyline. With so many characters, everyone had their own closure for now. Though there was no redeeming factor, rom our villains except their death and being thrown to prison,still Jung Tae, his friends and Bangsamtong didn’t go empty handed.

      Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 6:58 pm

  2. aprilstarr

    We should thank our tireless Ellen for creating the fanarts that came with each episode review. She managed to post beautiful and spot-on fanarts to match the theme I selected for each episode in spite of her busy schedule.

    I salute you ELLEN ! Your best is yet to come.

    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 12:10 am

  3. aprilstarr

    I agree with Cindy, everyone did a fantastic job from the leads down to the unnamed actors and actresses. While many of us were amazed at KHJ’s transformation many knows he can do it just be given the right role. Or better yet to say his past experiences came together to give him his brilliance -his dancing, being athletic, his leadership, previous acting, he even gave us an OST. He must have put criticisms hurled at him to good use.He is Shin Jung Tae in so many ways.

    Now our problem is having withdrawal syndrome. Wait, he promised another drama and a movie or so I heard before his MS …

    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 12:00 am

  4. cindy stock

    Loved the Bright sunlight explanation and meaning to the end of the Drama. So glad KHJ had a chance to work with all those great actors.. I honestly can’t think of one bad one.. each character, even the one’s I hated were good at there jobs.. Even the pitiful Character of Ggoo , the actor had one of the toughest roles to play I think.. from the very beginning of the drama to the ending episode he was the nasty Rat lurking in the corner.. notice that even at the end he was still alive… so he may still be lurking around in town to bother JT.

    Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:40 am

  5. winky

    Thank you so much for your effort and time. I really appreciated everything you’ve done on updating on this drama. I really enjoyed inspiring generation I am very sure that we are going to miss our leader Jung Tae. Now what will i do on my day during Wednesday and Thursday without kim hyun joonh:( he did a fantastic job. I am very proud of him. I always hope for the best for him and I cannot wait to see him again on his next drama. Thank you again for sharing. ….

    Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:03 am

  6. mary cha

    Thank you for giving us this excellent drama. This proves KHJ is not only an excellent singer (beautiful OST, by the way), but a outstanding actor. I look forward to seeing you in future dramas and variety shows (BFF was just wonderful, too). You manage to capture your audiences without doubt and I will always be your avid fan from California. Keep up the hard work. You sing, dance and you can act!

    Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:35 am

  7. Renee

    I just wanted to say that you and all those who contributed did an outstanding job in covering this drama. Thank you.

    Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:09 am

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