Angel’s Last Mission: Love (2019)
Title: Angel’s Last Mission: Love
Hangul: (단, 하나의 사랑)
Writer: Choi Yoon-kyo
Director: Lee Jung-sub
Angel’s Last Mission: Love Cast and Characters
Angel’s Last Mission: Love Plot Summary
Angel’s Last Mission: Love follows Kim Dan, an optimistic and carefree angel, who is tasked with a final mission before he can ascend to heaven – to find true love for a cold-hearted ballerina named Lee Yeon-seo. However, as they spend time together, Kim Dan finds himself falling for Yeon-seo instead. This complicates things as angels are forbidden from falling in love with humans…
Angel’s Last Mission: Love Ending Explained
Does Angel’s Last Mission: Love Have A Happy Ending?
Yes, Angel’s Last Mission: Love has a happy ending.
The drama ends with Dan becoming human and reuniting with Yeon-seo. The second leads, Kang-woo and Nina, also find peace in the end.
What Happened to Yeon-seo?
During her performance as Gisele, Yeon-seo is stabbed by Luna and rushed to the hospital for surgery. She is in critical condition and after a long surgery, falls into a coma.
While in a coma, Yeon-seo has vivid dreams where she and Dan live a normal life together, doing everyday activities like planting flowers and watching movies.
However, Yeon-seo eventually realizes that these are just dreams and Dan is not really there.
Yeon-seo wakes up from her coma three months later and takes over as the chairwoman of Fantasia. She visits Luna in prison, expressing pity for Luna’s empty life devoid of love.
Yeon-seo sees Dan everywhere she goes and her hallucinations concern Ms. Jung who suggests medication. But Yeon-seo refuses, afraid she will no longer see be able to see Dan if she takes medication. Yeon-seo would rather be crazy and see Dan even if he is just a figment of her imagination than lose him entirely.
Yeon-seo remains hopeful she will be reunited with Dan.
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What Happened to Dan?
Dan is devastated when Yeon-seo is stabbed and falls into a coma. He waits anxiously outside the operating room with Kang-woo during her surgery and is heartbroken when she doesn’t wake up.
Dan has a deadline to return to heaven, and as the clock strikes midnight, he disappears, leaving behind his handkerchief stained with Yeon-seo’s blood.
Instead of disappearing into nothingness, Dan finds himself in a judgment hall where he receives a scroll recounting both the good and bad he’s done. He succeeded in his mission of helping Yeon-seo discover true love but committed the sin of falling in love with a human. Dan’s good outweighs the bad, he is forgiven by God and given a place in heaven.
But he rejects the offer, choosing instead to return to the mortal realm to watch over Yeon-seo. While Yeon-seo is in her coma, Dan creates dreams for her where they happily live a normal life together.
But the dream comes to an end when Yeon-seo acknowledges to Dan that she knows the dreams aren’t real.
Dan kisses her one last time, giving her his last breath and sacrificing his angelhood for her. His last breath wakes Yeon-seo from her coma.
Despite giving up his last breath and his angel status, Dan doesn’t disappear or die. Somehow, he is able to remain by Yeon’s side, invisible to everyone but her.
Dan refuses to leave Yeon-seo and chooses to stay by her side as a guardian angel, even though she can’t see him.
In the end, Dan is allowed to become human and live a happy life with Yeon-seo.
Do Yeon-seo and Dan End Up Together?
Yes, Yeon-seo and Dan end up together at the end of Angel’s Last Mission: Love.
The drama keeps us waiting until the last few minutes of the finale but the two are reunited and get their happy ending.
While Yeon-seo is in a coma, Dan visits her in her dreams and the couple spend time together gardening, watching scary movies, and playing Jenga.
But eventually, Yeon-seo and Dan’s honeymoon phase ends with Yeon-seo telling Dan she knows this world is just a dream.
How does she know?
When Yeon-seo puts her hand on Dan’s chest, she can’t feel his heart beating.
Dan tells Yeon-seo that he will always love her and his last wish is for her to live. Dan kisses Yeon-seo, bringing her back to life and waking her from her coma with his last breath (aka the life God gave him).
Dan disappears and Yeon-seo wakes up from her coma.
Yeon-seo no longer sees Dan in her dreams but Dan remains by Yeon-seo’s side, albeit invisible to everyone. Over time Yeon-seo begins to feel Dan’s presence and eventually is able to see him though he remains invisible to everyone else who believes that her Dan sightings are just a figment of Yeon-seo’s imagination.
One day, Yeon-seo visits the place she and Dan first met. Dan sits beside her on the bench but she cannot see him. Dan reaches out and touches Yeon-seo’s face. They’re both shocked at the physical contact and that Yeon-seo can see him.
Yeon-seo touches Dan’s chest and feels his heart beating. Dan’s magical angel handkerchief also disappears, implying that Dan has indeed become human.
Angel’s Last Mission: Love ends with Yeon-seo and Dan embracing, the lovers finally reunited.
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What Happened to Kang-woo?
Kang-woo stays by Yeon-seo’s side during her coma and delivers Dan’s last message to her.
After Yeon-seo wakes up, Kang-woo decides to leave Fantasia and move to New York. Before he leaves, he visits Nina, who now works as a children’s ballet instructor, and offers her a chance to return to performing if she ever wants to.
Angel’s Last Mission: Love ends with Kang-woo finally at peace.
What Happened to Nina?
Nina takes over the role of Giselle in the ballet performance after Yeon-seo is stabbed just like Ru Na wanted.
However, Nina feels guilty performing in Yeon-seo’s place and announces her retirement from ballet after the show.
Nina visits Yeon-seo in the hospital, although she is too ashamed to go inside and instead leaves her flowers outside her room.
Angel’s Last Mission: Love ends with Nina becoming a ballet instructor for children and content with her new life.
What Happened to Luna and her parents?
Luna is arrested and sentenced to life in prison for stabbing Yeon-seo.
She shows no remorse, believing her actions are justified. She did it out of love for Nina and her family.
Luna attempts suicide multiple times in prison and continues to hate Yeon-seo.
Luna and Nina’s parents are also punished for their wrongdoings.
Their mother, Young-ja, is sentenced to seventeen years in prison, while their father, Geum Ki-chun, is sentenced to six years.
Despite their punishments, they visit Yeon-seo in the hospital to apologize for their actions and beg for forgiveness.
Angel’s Last Mission: Love Ending Review
Although I’m happy Yeon-seo and Dan got their happy ending, I found the ending of Angel’s Last Mission: Love disappointing.
It was frustrating having to wait until the very last minutes of the finale for our couple to be reunited. And we didn’t even get a reunion kiss!
But what frustrated me more than the last-minute reunion was the lack of logic and explanations for anything.
I still have so many questions like: how and why did Dan become human?
Despite Dan’s struggle with his humanity throughout the entire drama, he effortlessly obtains it in the end. The moment is lackluster and feels forced because of the last-minute timing and lack of explanation. Although we know he deserves it, the timing feels off.
Throughout the entirety of Angel’s Last Mission: Love, Dan’s God has never been kind or merciful. Dan becoming human AND getting to be with Yeon-seo and live happily ever after? After seeing Kang-woo, Angel Noel, and Archangel Hoo all punished? It’s a bit hard to believe God would be so generous towards Dan.
Angel’s Last Mission: Love characterized God as cruel, merciless, and a stickler for the rules. And I really think a sad or bittersweet ending would have made more sense and been more satisfying for Angel’s Last Mission: Love.
Honestly, it felt like the writer left the happy reunion to the very end just so they wouldn’t have to explain anything. Dan and Yeon-seo are together! Dan’s human! Don’t think about it too closely, just be happy.
And I hate to say it but it kinda worked on me. Yes, I’m disappointed by the ending but I’m not upset because I love Dan and Yeon-seo. Seeing them get their happy ending made me happy.
Throwing out the logic and rules established in the drama and attributing the outcome to God’s inscrutable ways, the miraculous happy ending to Angel’s Last MIssion: Love is much easier to accept.
What did you think of Angel’s Last Mission: Love?