Phew! All went well, and as a big fan of the novel, I’m satisfied with how the screenwriter concluded the series. It’s somewhat in line with the novel, and the good news is, it also leaves room for the sequel too, whenever that will be.
It’s a tough job bringing the popular novel into moving pictures, within budget, time frame, and the cast that’s available. I could see very clearly that everyone was trying their best with limited resources, so for that, I really appreciate what I’ve seen to the end.
Bomb Tanin came back as himself with his sparkling eyes in this episode. Mint Chalida is the one made it all possible for this series. Kudos to all the cast and crew for standing strong to all the criticism from the beginning till today. The series had a rough start, but the ending put a smile on our faces and leave us with nothing to worry about.
Lan Se still keeps looking for Nak.
He shouts, “Find her!You must find Ruetainak!”
Somewhere dark in the building, Nak is lying there unconscious. The workers keep digging. Zhong Xin is supervising the work.
Nak stirs awake and cries out in pain. She sits up and looks around.
Nak: Where am I? Why does it so stink in here?
She stands up and calls for help.
Nak: Help! Anyone there, help! Why is it so dark?
She keeps calling for help. She steps on something so she looks down. It’s a cell phone on the floor.
Zhong Xin gives Lan Se a cup of coffee.
ZX: Khun Lin, coffee.
Nak picks up the phone and is delighted that it’s still working. She checks the phone and finds Zhong Xin’s number, “Zhong Xin!” She calls him.
Nak: Please pick up.
Zhong Xin’s phone is ringing. He looks at the number calling in, it’s from Lan Se’s phone.
ZX: Khun Lin, it’s your number.
LLS: The phone is not with me. I must have dropped it when I jumped down the garbage tunnel.
Zhong Xin picks up the call, “Hello!…Hello!”
Nak: Hello! Zhong Xin, is that you?
The phone is disconnected.
Nak: Zhong Xin!
ZX: It’s disconnected.
LLS: Who took my phone and used it, I wonder.
ZX: Who do you think found you phone?
Nak calls again and Zhong Xin picks up.
ZX: Hello! Hello!
Nak: Zhong Xin! Zhong Xin!
LLS: What did you say?
ZX: Ruetainak is not dead!
Lan Se takes the phone.
LLS: Hello! Ruetainak!
ZX: Lin Lan Se, is it you?
LLS: Yes, it’s me!
Nak: How are you? Are you all right?
LLS: Yes, I’m fine. How about you? Where are you?
Nak: I don’t know, but there are so much garbage here.
LLS: Are you in the garbage storage ground?
Nak: I don’t know but it’s so dark and so smelly.
LLS: All right, just wait. (To Zhong Xin) She got stuck in the garbage storage ground.
ZX: Yes, so I will bring our men to dig down to the garbage storage first.
Zhong Xin orders the man to go there.
LLS: Ruetainak, don’t be scared. I’m ordering our men to dig down there.
Nak: Don’t take too long. I think the air is getting low in here.
LLS: Ruetainak, you must endure it. You must be all right.
Nak: I’m so glad that you’re safe.
LLS: I’m so glad too that you’re still alive, Ruetainak.
He keeps calling her name, “Ruetainak, do you hear me?”
Nak: I’m so drowsy now, and my head felt so dizzy.
LLS: Ruetainak, you must endure it.
Nak: I will try. I’m going to hang up now.
Zhong Xin tells his men to dig faster.
LLS: Zhong Xin, make it quick, Ruetainak is getting out of breath.
LLS: Tong, dig faster!
Nak uses the phone as a flashlight. She looks around.
Nak: I couldn’t believe it. Am I really going to die in the garbage? My body will stink up to the heaven for sure.
Men are digging the ground as fast as they can.
Nak: I’m here! Help!
She finds a bottle with some water in it.
Nak: Is it still eatable? Well, I need to fill up myself first.
She drinks it and splashes some on her face to freshen up.
The man says they can’t dig any further. They found an underground beam. Zhong Xin asks if there’s another way. He says they need a big crane to lift it off and it could take all night.
LLS: If it’s that long, Ruetainak will probably be dead.
Nak is losing strength by the minute. She bangs at the door calling for help.
Zhong Xin checks the plan of the building. They try to locate the possible spot to dig down avoiding all the underground beams.
LLS: We don’t have any other way?
Nak is feeling sleepy. She thinks of when Mei Jing is kissing Lan Se’s cheek, and when Nantaka is walking by his side.
Finally, they decide to drill a hole on the waste water pipeline which leads to the garbage underground storage, and they will gain access through the pipeline. The workers move fast to the pipeline.
Lan Se picks up Nak’s call.
Nak: How far along are you digging down?
LLS: There’s some problem so we are changing the location to dig down. You just endure it, all right.
Nak: I want to tell you that I couldn’t hold it anymore.
LLS: No, you can’t, Ruetainak. You must endure it, endure it for me.
Nak: I’ll try.
LLS: It’s an order, you cannot die, do you understand?
Nak: You devil, you can order someone not to die too?
LLS: Do you hear me? You cannot die.
Nak: I’m dying.
She drops the phone.
LLS: Ruetainak! Ruetainak!
LLS: Zhong Xin, make it fast. She’s dying! The air is dropping so low in there.
Night falls and they are still digging.
Nak is seeing a bright light coming down on her, and Lan Se is standing there. She smiles to him and he smiles back.
Nak: Lin Lan Se, it’s you, isn’t it? Lin Lan Se, (she reaches out her hand) it’s really you.
He takes her hand and smiles at her.
Nak: Are you smiling?
She touches his face. He smiles at her.
Nak: I like it when you smile.
He holds her hand and kisses it. Aww…..
He leans down and stops so close to her face.
It’s actually Nak alone lying there.
Zhong Xin and Lan Se tell the men to do it faster.
LLS: Ruetainak, wait for me. You must not die.
A man shouts that the drill went though. Lan Se jumps down there himself.
LLS: Give me flashlight.
Lan Se keeps calling her name.
LLS: Ruetainak, where are you?
They run through the pipeline. Lan Se finds Nak lying there unconscious. He kneels down to her.
LLS: Ruetainak, please wake up!
ZX: Give her some oxygen.
Lan Se puts the oxygen mask over her nose.
LLS: Ruetainak, wake up!
ZX: (To a man) Call the doctor here.
LLS: You must wake up, Ruetainak. Wake up!
Lan Se holds her in his arms.
LLS: Ruetainak, you must wake up. Wake up now! You can’t leave me!
He holds her close.
LLS: Ruetainak, wake up already!
He puts her down and holds her hand.
LLS: Ruetainak, it’s me, Lin Lan Se.
Nak: Lin Lan Se. (She smiles.)
LLS: That’s right. It’s me.
Nak: Do you love Khun Mei Jing?
LLS: What did you say?
Nak: Do you love Khun Mei Jing?
LLS: No, I don’t love Mei Jing.
Nak: How about Pee Nan? Do you love Pee Nan?
LLS: No, I don’t love your sister.
She faints again.
LLS: Ruetainak! (He keeps calling her.)
ZX: Is the doctor coming?
The man says yes, she coming.
ZX: This way, doctor.
LLS: Doctor, please be quick.
The doctor checks Nak’s pulse and gives her more oxygen.
LLS: Doctor, how is it?
Doctor: Okay, she’s breathing on her own now. Take her to the hospital. Get her out of here now! Fast!
Lan Se carries her in his arms and walks out of the building.
Danny: Nak, how are you? Nak?
LLS: She’s safe now.
ZX: Make way, don’t block the path.
Lan Se puts her down on a gurney behind an ambulance. He brushes her hair off her face and holds her hands.
LLS: Ruetainak, you’re safe now. We are taking you to the hospital.
The nurse says let’s move.
LLS: Let’s go, Zhong Xin.
Lan Se turns to leave, to follow her in his car.
Nak: Wait, Lin Lan Se!
The nurse tells her not to move.
Nak: No, I have something to talk to him.
Lan Se walks back to her.
LLS: What is it? Why did you get up?
Nak: I haven’t finished asking you yet.
LLS: What do you want to say?
Nak: I asked if you loved Khun Mei Jing, you said no, and I asked you if you loved Pee Nan, you said no also. Then…I…I want to ask you..can I love you?
He stands very still.
Nak: I know I’m not your type. I’m not elegant like Khun Mei Jing, and not cute like Pee Nan, and I always give you troubles, and I know that I’m not kind of woman that men in the whole world will fall for, and I may be the last woman that a man will turn to look at, and I’m the mistake that you got a whole of because you wanted to kill me on the first day you met me. You may be annoyed with me and want to shoo me away because you have so many women to choose, who are much prettier, cuter, and nicer than me…but…but can I not be humble and love you? (She shoves his arm.) Can I?
He holds her hands.
LLS: You will take responsibility for every word of yours..,won’t you? You will take responsibility and will follow every word you said without conditions.
Nak: Eh…(looking a little confused)
LLS: You won’t go anywhere and will stay by my side no matter what happens, will you?
Danny looks at them.
LLS: Tell me, you will stay by my side forever.
Nak: That’s right. I will stay by your side forever, no matter what happens.
He hugs her and everybody is cheering. He kisses her cheek. He hugs her and kisses her forehead.
Patric and his buddy show up at the hospital. They came to look at the corpse.
ZX: What now, Captain?
P: I want to see Ruetainak’s dead body.
LLS: That’s too much. The person is now dead, what more do you want?
P: I told you if I didn’t see with my own eyes, I would never believe it.
LLS: See for yourself then.
P: Of course, I will.
Patric lifts the blanket and looks at the corpse underneath.
ZX: So, Captain? Are you satisfied now?
LLS: Now that you saw the corpse, you shouldn’t feel suspicious anymore.
P: Not yet. How can I believe that this is Ruetainak’s dead body? You two could bring anyone’s dead body to fool me.
LLS: Then you’ll have to talk to the doctor, because the doctor’s already confirmed it that it’s Ruetainak.
Lan Se leaves with his men.
P: Doctor, is it true that that is Ruetainak’s dead body?
Doctor: Yes, it’s true. The DNA test results came out that the corpse’s DNA matches with the DNA of the girl named Ruetainak. Here, it is, and if Captain doesn’t believe it, you can look at this report.
Patric reads the report.
P: If doctor confirms it like this, I will have to believe it.
Patric runs out to catch up with Lan Se.
P: Wait, Lin Lan Se!
ZX: What more do you want with Khun Lin?
P: Of course, I do have. I want to ask Khun Lin, that day I went to see you asking about the girl Ruetainak, and you said you didn’t know her. But come today, you take care of everything about this girl.
LLS: Do I need to answer that?
P: Yes, you do, because I’m a cop investigating on this case.
ZX: May I know what this case has anything to do with Khun Lin?
P: It has because I take that you are concealing this girl’s information.
LLS: For what charge Ruetainak is guilty of?
ZX: Khun Lin’s right. You haven’t yet come up with the charge that Ruetainak is guilty of. Therefore, you don’t have the right to interrogate or be suspicious of Khun Lin.
Zhong Xin tells his guard to send off the Captain.
P: I won’t go anywhere!
LLS: Captain, this place is a private hospital and I’m the owner. I have the right not to welcome you.
ZX: Please leave.
Lan Se and Zhong Xin walk away.
The guard tells Patric to leave by the goods elevator. Lol.
P: Wait until it’s my turn, I will surely put you two in jail! Just remember!
The guard tells him to take the goods elevator. Patric and buddy get into the elevator. Buddy asks what they will do next and if he wants to keep finding Ruetainak.
P: Didn’t you see that the doctor confirmed it?
Buddy: Then this case is closed?
P: Not yet, only Ruetainak’s case is closed, but for Carlos, I will find the way to arrest him no matter what!
Lan Se rounds the corner and says, “As of now, Ruetainak disappeared from this world.”
Nantaka: Khun Lin came up with a plan that Nak’s dead?
ZX: That’s correct. We did that so Patric Baton would stop messing with Ruetainak.
Yuthapong is lying on the hospital bed.
Yuth: Will that cop believe it?
ZX: Believe or not, he left this place already.
Nantaka: How is Nak? Can I go visit my sister?
ZX: Two more days…wait until her condition gets better, I’ll bring her here to see you.
ZX: Khun Lin wants you to tell all of the truth to Ruetainak.
Nantaka: What truth?
Yuth: I’ll tell you later.
ZX: All right, please excuse me.
Zhong Xin leaves.
Nantaka: Dad, what truth?
Yuth: Nak is not really your sister.
Lan Se comes visit Nak in the hospital. He thinks of how she confessed her love to him.
LLS: Who told you, that you were the mistake that I got a whole of. The only mistake was, I didn’t choose you from the beginning. If you were the one I chose at first, things wouldn’t be this mess. Isn’t that right?
He leans down to kiss her cheek but stops at the sound of Danny. Hehe.
LLS: It’s you again?
D: Sorry, I didn’t mean to interrupt you. It’s purely a coincident. Whatever you want to do, please go ahead and I will cover my eyes.
He covers his eyes with his hands and starts singing again.
LLS: Why did you come here?
D: That’s my friend. When my friend is sick, you won’t allow me to visit her?
LLS: Yes, if that’s possible. I don’t want you to mess with her.
Nak wakes up.
Nak: What is this all about?
D: Lin Lan Se, even if you are the owner of her heart now, you should ask her first if she wants me out of her life or not. So, Ruetainak?
Nak: What are you talking about?
D: Lin Lan Se doesn’t want me to mess with you.
Lan Se holds her hand.
LLS: That’s right. (To Nak) Tell him already, to stop messing with you.
LLS: Ruetainak, what am I to you?
D: Just tell him, you will never break up with me.
LLS: Don’t threaten her!
D: And you, didn’t you just threaten her?
Nak: All right, you two, stop fighting. I’m very tired and want to get some sleep.
D: Ruetainak, you must tell Lin Lan Se that…
LLS: I think it’s better that you leave or I will throw you out.
D: Ruetainak, you don’t even protect me?
Nak: Dan, I think you should leave for now.
D: You were brave enough to confess your love to Lin Lan Se in front of everyone, but you don’t have the courage to tell him that I’m your friend?
Nak: It’s not like that, Dan.
D: Just remember, Ruetainak! We end everything here.
Nak: Dan, listen to me first. Dan! Danny!
Danny leaves the room.
LLS: That’s good, let him go, and don’t mess with him anymore.
Nak: But Danny is my friend.
LLS: Did you forget who you are now?
LLS: Don’t tell me you already forgot that you confessed your love to me.
Nak: That time I was confused and felt dizzy. I don’t know what I said so embarrassingly. I’m sorry.
He sits down on the bed.
LLS: Are you telling me you didn’t mean what you said?
Nak: No, I meant it. I really meant to tell you that.
LLS; Then, say it again.
Nak: Say what?
LLS: Say that you love me.
Nak: Bring your ear close then.
He leans down.
Nak: I love you.
LLS: Say it louder, I couldn’t hear it well.
Nak: I love you, Lin Lan Se.
LLS: Say it louder than this.
Nak: I love you, Lin Lan Se. Are you satisfied now?!
He smiles and leans down to kiss her cheek.
LLS: Don’t you want to kiss my cheek?
He leans his left cheek to her. She kisses it and hides under the blanket.
LLS: Another side too.
Nak kisses his right cheek.
He kisses her forehead.
Aww…..this is how they were in Book 3-4, Lan Se loved to ask for her attention all the time. Poor Danny, they didn’t have enough screentime for you, I missed you in this episode.
Pei Aing and Meena come visit Nak at the hospital.
MN: I was horrified to see you shoot Khun Lin.
PA: Besides your cleverness to deserve the name Cubic, you were good at acting too.
Nak: It was necessary, Khun Pei Aing.
MN: Can you tell me how you planned it that made everything turn out this way?
Nak: I knew that Lang Yong Wen wanted me, so I outwitted him by hiring a gunman named Shin Fu.
PA: Shin Fu, the one who once chased after Lin Lan Se to get him killed?
Flashback, Nak is on the phone with Shin Fu telling him to join her team to take down Lang Yong Wen. Shin Fu calls Yong Wen’s lackey and wants to talk to Yong Wen.
Hui: Why are you calling?
SF: Let me talk to Khun Lang Yong Wen.
Hui: I’m not with Khun Lang Yong Wen.
SF: Don’t lie. Tell him I have something to talk to him.
YW: Who’s that?
Hui: It’s Shin Fu, boss. He has something to talk to you.
YW: Shin Fu? (He grabs the phone.) You dared call me?
SF: Khun Yong Wen, I think we should forget the past and start over.
YW: What’s it about?
YW: About Cubic?
SF: Yes, Cubic, the one you’re looking for.
Nak: And I told Shin Fu to call Lang Yong Wen to sell the news about me. You know, Lang Yong Wen even believed it.
PA: And then?
Flashback, Shin Fu comes to see Yong Wen.
Hui: He’s unarmed, boss. I searched.
YW: Tell me, where’s Cubic?
SF: If I tell you so fast, you will kill me here.
YW: Then say it!
SF: I want one million.
YW: What kind of craziness are you talking about?
SF: One million, in exchange for your life, plus you will get Cubic, and the most important thing is, you’ll get to kill Lin Lan Se too. I even think the amount is too less.
YW: All right! I will give you one million, now tell me all of it, what’s plan that girl had in mind.
Nak: And after that, I called Lin Lan Se that we needed to do the acting together.
LLS: What? You will come to kill me on the day of the press conference.
Nak: That’s right. Lang Yong Wen will surely send me to kill you on that day.
LLS: How do you know Lang Yong Wen will do that?
Nak: I read his mind. He’s greedy and very ambitious. There’s no way he will leave you alone.
LLS: So what’s the kind of protection you want me to do?
Nak: I will shoot you with a filming gun and you send Zhong Xin for someone good at special effects to manage once you were shot.
Nak shoots Lan Se and he falls down. Yong Wen laughs.
-Okay, I will say it, there’s no blood? No blood?
Nak: After that, Patric Baton will show up because Shin Fu told him on the phone about me. At that moment, everything will turn into a chaos. The electricity of the whole building will be cut off. Then we will corner Lang Yong Wen to the 18th floor.
Yong Wen runs down the stairs and can’t open the first fire exit door until the next one. Zhong Xin says everything is according to the plan.
Nak (on the phone with Lan Se): Then…you’ll wait there to take him down!
LLS: How can you be so sure that Lang Yong Wen will walk into your plan?
Nak: He will do that for sure because he’s so eager to bring you down from power and become the Highest Leader of ChaiHong Group instead. After that, he will do everything to make you comply and give him the power, and he knows that I..am your weakness.
Lan Se hangs up and contemplates on it.
MN: So you knew all along that Khun Lin loved you.
Nak: I didn’t know about that, all I knew is, I would plan for them to capture me and Pee Nan, and everything would happen according to the plan.
PA: And the explosion of the building was also in your plan?
Nak: No, that one was out of my plan. Who would have guessed that Lang Yong Wen would be so brave to wrap the bomb around himself and give up his own life!
MN: You’re so good. I wish I could have half of your cleverness.
Pei Aing sits down and hugs her.
PA: That’s not good, Meena.
PA: If you were clever, you might not like me.
MN: Are you saying I was so stupid to like you? (LOL)
PA: No, I didn’t mean that.
MN: Just leave now, I want to talk to Nak, just the two of us.
PA: Let me talk with you too.
MN: No, you cannot. You can come pick up to go home in two hours.
PA: All right, my dear. (Change to angry face at Nak) Ruetainak, do not say or teach Meena anything to make her turn stubborn with me.
MN: All right, just leave.
PA: Right, my dear.
Pei Aing leaves the room.
MN: Why are you smiling?
Nak: I’m so happy to see you happy. Looks like Khun Pei Aing loves you very much.
MN: I thought so because he would obey me everything I said. The most important thing is, he released my father from the debt too, and he asked for my hand and we got engaged (show the ring to Nak).
MN: Yes. I really wanted to tell you about it but I couldn’t contact you. I didn’t even know that you went back to Thailand. I went to the construction site to ask about you but they all said they didn’t know you.
Nak: It’s because Lin Lan Se suppressed the news about me.
MN: But I’m you close friend. I met him at Khun Mei Jing’s funeral, and he didn’t think of telling anything to me.
Nak: It’s because the things about me were such a mess. When I went back to Thailand, I didn’t tell anyone, even my dad and Pee Nan.
MN: But now everything is over, and are you and Khun Lin understand each other now?
Nak: I think…we are.
MN: What do you mean you think?
Nak: I never have a boyfriend so I don’t know how to behave, act, dress, or talk.
MN: You are so funny. There’s no need to do anything, just be you like this. My opinion is, Khun Lin loves you because you are different from others. Just be you, no need to change at all.
Nak: Is that right?
MN: If you don’t believe, then you can ask Khun Lin if he wants you to become like someone.
Nak: Now that I got to talk to you, I felt much better. You know, I was so stressful before this.
MN: Stressful about being Khun Lin’s girlfriend.
Nak: Yes. I just don’t know what I should do. All I know is, when I see his face, my heart would beat so fast and it would heat up may face. Sometimes, I wanted to hide under the blanket all the time.
MN: It would be like that at first but you will get used to it. But you are happy when see him, aren’t you?
Nak: Very happy. I just realize that falling in love feels this good.
MN: That’s true. Love is such an amazing thing.
Nak comes to see her father and Nantaka.
Nak: Pee Nan!
They hug each other.
Nantaka: How are you? I wanted to visit you but Khun Zhong Xin wouldn’t let me.
Nak: I am fine! My whole body is in tact. Dad! How are you? When Pee Nan told me that you were shot, I thought you wouldn’t make it.
Yuth: I won’t die easily.
Nak: Now I know who I took after having a tough skin (die hard), it’s coming from you, dad.
Nak: What happened to you? Why are you acting so strangely now?
Nan: Dad has something to tell you.
Nak: What is it, dad?
Yuth: I have an important thing I want to tell you.
Nak: Don’t tell me you are in debt again.
Yuth: I won’t do such thing again.
Nak: So what is the important thing of yours about?
Yuth (reach out his hand): Nak, first you must promise me that once you hear all of it, you won’t be angry with me.
Nak: I couldn’t be angrier at you than when you used me as a loan guarantee. Just tell me.
Yuth: Nak, listen carefully. You are not my real daughter.
Nak: Is dad teasing me now?
Nan: He tells you the truth. You are not my father and mother’s child.
Nak: That can’t be true. Dad and Pee Nan, you are just teasing me now.
Yuth: Nak, you are a daughter of my friend. (Pictures of the past come up.) Before your parents died, your father took you to me, and I promised him that I would take care of you and love just like you were my own daughter.
Nak: Why are you telling me now?
Nantaka: Because your father was ‘Ngao’ of the previous ChaiHong Group’s leader.
Nak: What are you and dad talking about?
Yuth: Nak’s father was the man who was ‘Ngao’ of the previous ChaiHong Group’s leader…., and this is the reason I sent you to Lin Lan Se instead of Nan.
Nak: What is this? I’m so confused.
Yuth: I’m sorry to hide it from you all this time.
Nantaka: Khun Lin Lan Se knew it too.
Nak: Then what will I do next? Dad, you won’t take me as your daughter anymore, will you? Pee Nan, you also won’t take me as your sister anymore, will you?
Yuth: It’s not like that. You are still my child, Ai Nak, my great daughter forever.
Nantaka: Yes, that’s right. You are still my lovely sister just like before.
Nak: Is that true? All of you still love me just like before, aren’t you?
Nak hugs her dad.
Yuth: I always love you, my child.
Nantaka: Yes, we still love just the same.
She hugs Nan.
Nantaka: It’s you only who won’t be the same.
Nak: How could I not be the same?
Nantaka: Because now you have someone you love more than dad and me.
Nak: Who are you talking about?
Nantaka: Who did you risk your own life to save him?
Nak: Lin Lan Se?
Nantaka: That’s right. Don’t tell me that you don’t love him.
Nak: Pee Nan! Don’t talk like that. It’s so embarrassing.
Yuth: But Khun Lin Lan Se told me that he would propose to you.
Nak: Propose?! (Getting married)
Nak is so shocked.
Lan Se and Zhong Xin are walking in the hallway of the hospital.
LLS: Do you think Ruetainak will say yes?
ZX: It’s hard to say because she’s not like any normal girl.
LLS: You said like that, I’m disturbed now.
Nak sits down.
Yuth: That’s right. Khun Lin Lan Se wants to marry you.
Nak: No, I won’t get married!
Nantaka: Don’t you love him? One day you will marry him anyway.
Nak: But not now, I’m not ready!
Yuth: Ai Nak! But I already gave you to him.
Nak: Then you marry him, but I won’t!
Yuth: Nak, wait!
Nak leaves the room.
Nantaka: I told you Nak would never agree to it.
Yuth: Then I will leave it to Lin Lan Se to do the job.
Nak bumps into Lan Se in the hallway. He smiles to her but she doesn’t. She turns to leave.
LLS: Wait, Ruetainak.
ZX: I think you would need to handle it yourself.
Lan Se rounds the corner to intercept Nak.
LLS: Where are you going?
Nak walks the other way but Lan Se steps in front of her anyway.
Nak: Get out of the way.
He doesn’t let her walk pass him.
LLS: What are you angry at me about?
Lan Se follows her.
LLS: That’s not true. Your father told you already that I would marry you, didn’t he?
Nak: And how do you know that I will marry you?
LLS: Of course, I know, because you love me. This reason is enough for us to get married.
Nak: It’s not enough.
LLS: What more do you want?
Nak: Just think, think, what you didn’t give me yet?
Lan Se stops to think.
LLS: I wouldn’t know. Just tell me, what do you want? I will tell Zhong Xin to find one for you.
Nak: Zhong Xin won’t be able to find one for you.
LLS: You know already that there’s nothing I won’t have if I wanted it. Tell me, I will get it for you now.
Nak: I told you it couldn’t be bought with money.
LLS: So what is it? Tell me already.
Nak: You are going to marry me but..but you haven’t told me you love me.
LLS: Wait, Ruetainak. Is this what you want?
LLS: Of all what I’ve done, you still don’t know how I feel for you?
Nak: Yes, I know, but I want to hear it clearly from your mouth.
LLS: I think you….
Nak: If you can’t say it, then we won’t get married.
She turns away.
LLS: Wait, Ruetainak….All right, I love you. Are you satisfied now?
Nak: Look, a person would confess his love this short?
Lan Se puts both hands on his hips feeling weary.
LLS: What do you want me to do? You wanted to hear it so I said it already.
Nak: It’s not sentimental enough.
LLS: Then what do you want me to do so it would be sentimental?
Nak: You kneel down, like in a movie.
LLS: Me? Kneel down?
Nak: Yes, you are the hero so you must kneel down and say, “I love you. Please marry me.”
-I foresee an age-gap here, haha.
LLS: I can’t do that.
Nak: If you can’t do it, we will end it here!
Both turn around and walk away from each other.
LLS: Wait, Ruetainak.
He looks at her bitterly and walks to her. He kneels down and takes her hand.
LLS: I love you. Please marry me.
She smiles and touches his chin.
Nak: That’s it, as if it sticks to your throat.
He smiles and she hugs him. He stands up and kisses her forehead. He hugs her again. Everyone is clapping for their happiness.
Aww…how I wish Danny could be here too.
Lan Se takes Nak to pay respect at the temple. They walk down the stairs together.
Nak: I have something to tell you.
LLS: I have something to tell you too.
Nak: Then you tell me first.
LLS: I will send you to stay in England.
Nak: Why do I have to? Can’t I not go?
LLS: I’m not sure when Patric Baton will come back here again.
Nak: But you’ve already deleted all of my records, and I’ve even changed my name and family name.
He holds her hands.
LLS: To be on the safe side, you should stay away from here for 3-4 years.
Nak: Will we be apart again?
LLS: No, we won’t be apart. I have a house there. I will go to see you everyday.
Nak: Everyday? That’s impossible.
LLS: I’m serious. If it’s possible, I will go to see you everyday.
He hugs her.
Nak: What about my dad and my sister?
LLS: I will send them back to Thailand. You may not see them for a while but don’t worry, I will take the best care of them.
Nak: All right. If you think it’s good, then I will believe you.
LLS: And what do you want to tell me?
Nak: About getting married.
LLS: All right, what’s the kind of wedding you like? The Chinese way, the western way, or the Thai way.
Nak: Eh…not that. I’m not ready to get married yet.
LLS: Why? What’s the problem?
Nak: I want to finish my education first.
LLS: I think there’s no need for that.
Nak: There’s no need for you but there’s for me. I’m just 18 years old. Let me finish school first, all right?
LLS: How many years more?
Nak: If I don’t fail in class, it will be just four more years.
Lan Se looks horrified (O_O!)
LLS: That’s too long.
Nak: Four years are not that long at all. Then, how about we get engaged first?
LLS: All right, but we must register our marriage first.
Nak: Register our marriage?
LLS: That’s right, to guarantee that you won’t change your mind.
Nak: I won’t change my mind really. I confessed my love to you already.
He takes both of her hands.
LLS: If you want to continue your education, must register our marriage first. Pick one.
Nak: You, tricky man.
He pulls her to him for a hug.
Bomb LLS: Don’t move or you could fall.
He looks at her.
LLS: Do you want to continue with your education?
LLS: Then, it’s done.
He kisses her forehead.
They walk down the steps together. Aww….love the location here.
The ending does leave room for the final part. Lin Lan Se is sending her to study in England which covered in Book 3-4 (Final Part). I was disappointed that Danny was left hanging in the end. Viewers also noticed they didn’t put the word ‘The End’ on the screen at the end of the episode, so they thought there might be a sequel coming in the future. They also were discussing if there’s going to be the final part, what they wanted to be fixed or adjusted. The most surprising thing about this lakorn is that it divided viewers mainly into two groups.
First, the fans of the novel who hate the lakorn. This group constantly criticized/attacked the lakorn in every episode in every possible way, and I mean every (I read it). They said the scriptwriter didn’t pay enough attention to/respect the original story and turned their beloved characters into comedians etc. Thus, most of this group don’t support Cubic 2
Second, the fans of the lakorn who doesn’t care a bit about the novel as long as it’s entertaining with good ratings as a result (which means most people in the country love it). They said the novel’s fans were much less in number with the viewers nationwide, so most of them are voting in favor of Cubic2
And may I add the third group here, Bomb Tanin’s anti-fans due to his recent scandal which sadly came out at the exact time this lakorn started its broadcast, to which sadly affected the lakorn’s popularity from the beginning. I read many comments on the internet that seemed coming from this group, which also constantly attacked their target. This group imo didn’t care about the lakorn that much yet kept criticizing through its run.
What I said above, I believe, is still going on as I’m typing this. It makes me wonder why some even watched and continued watching this lakorn in the first place. To me, the private matter will always remain private. I saw Bomb publicly apologize on a show broadcasted nationwide for what happened so shouldn’t that be enough? Let’s leave the rest for him to solve, because, we will never know what really happened behind the scene so my sentiment here is, it always feels nice to forgive instead of stepping on a person who’s already failed. If he/she will make the same mistake again, let’s leave that to the future, don’t make a judge on them now.
As a reader of the novel, I felt the scriptwriter didn’t have faith in the original story. She might be thinking the story was unrealistic for a 17 years old girl, so she thought she should make some adjustment to her character. In fact, if she spent time with some high IQ boys/girls out there, she would have known that Ruetainak’s nerdy in the story didn’t fall short in real life. I had spent time with a boy from this group. He’s even younger than Ruetainak. You know, I couldn’t talk nonsense to the boy at all. His line of thoughts and logic was much faster than normal. I felt he saw the world differently, which could be solved by some easy algorithm. He would get bored so easily talking to you because your knowledge wasn’t challenging enough for his brain.
So, in that sense, this scriptwriter or the producer weren’t brave enough to go overboard with Ruetainak’s character, because that’s who she was and that’s what made this novel become so popular. They failed to get to the heart of the story and turned ‘Cubic’ into a simple idea, so I could only assume that they may never have any experience with this special group of students (aka nerds). I could understand why the anger of the readers kept rising in every episode. However, broadcasting wise, I’m not sure if they totally followed everything in the novel, the lakorn would be this popular, because sometimes viewers just wants to relax and enjoy more than do the thinking i.e. complicated crime solving with math and all.
I still think this lakorn is as good as it can get for such storyline. It’s not totally bad like some said or else the ratings wouldn’t prove otherwise. It could have been better, of course, with more budget, better directing, acting, action sequences, sound mixing, and editing. However, who knows, even with a perfect production team but if without its charms, it may not turn to be a success.
All in all, this lakorn obviously felt short on logic and crime solving, but the leads were too cute for words.
For Cubic 2, I still have a mix feeling because in Final Part, the crime solving was more complicate and the story happened between Hong Kong and other European counties, so it should be hard to film a perfect picture.
If we get to have the same cast, it shouldn’t be that hard for Bomb since Lin Lan Se in the Final Part already fell deep for Ruetainak and didn’t try to hide his feeling anymore, more like in the last few bits of this episode. However, I want to see a calmer Ruetainak from Mint Chalida because Nak was 21 in this part. Since in the novel both Mei Jing and San Gui didn’t die, people on the internet were calling for the Final Part to bring them back even in the most ridiculous ways. LOL.
It was a fun ride with you all 🙂