*****THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS*****
In this Episode Update, we have Episodes 16 & 17 of The Legend of the Blue Sea. This drama is drawing to its close. We have just a few more episodes until the finale of The Legend of the Blue Sea and with that will be closure. Will Shim Cheong survive on land? Will Heo Joon Jae stay by her side? Will Ma Dae Young be taken in for his crimes? There are so many questions and only a few episodes remaining. We'll find out.
At the beginning of episode 16, Heo Joon Jae and his mother are reunited. She talks about regretting leaving her son behind at the lighthouse. She mentions how she thought Joon Jae's father would take care of him and how she thought he had went to study abroad. Later the two arrive at Cheong's birthday party where she finds delight in blowing out candles in congratulations for whatever.
After the excitement dies down, Joon Jae and Nam Doo ask Joon Jae's mother if she knows who Kang Ji Hyun is. They learn that she is Joon Jae's step mother. Tae Oh arrives at the house a little bit later to find Cha Shi Ah pacing near the door. She begs him to have a drink with her and then tells him that she knew all along who Joon Jae's mother was.
When Joon Jae learns about who Kang Ji Hyun is, him and his team go, disguised as exterminators, into Joon Jae's father's house. Joon Jae tries to convince his father he's being poisoned however because Chi Hyeon said that Joon Jae has been defrauding people, his father uses that excuse against him.
Shim Cheong meets with Chi Hyeon to help the team get into the Heo house without being caught. She talks to him about Ma Dae Young and mentions that he has been following her and Joon Jae. After receiving a call from the house, Chi Hyeon abandons Cheong at the parking garage upon which Ma Dae Young approaches her. He pulls out a sledge hammer and throws it at the sprinkler system causing all the sprinklers in the garage to go off. The two race to the roof where Cheong grabs Ma Dae Young by the hand and attempts to erase all his memories. When she sees Ma Dae Young's past and realizes that her and Joon Jae's past lives didn't live their lives out happily, her trust in Joon Jae fades a little bit more.
Episode 17 starts off where the last episode ended. Shim Cheong is grasping Ma Dae Young's hand to erase his memories but learns about the sudden death of hers and Joon Jae's past lives. She pushes him to the edge but then feels a pain in her chest which prevents her from pushing him off the edge.
Throughout most of the episode, it deals with the relationship between Joon Jae and his father. In the end of the episode, Joon Jae's father regrets not being a good father to Joon Jae and a good husband to his wife. His father ends up dying with a deathbed confession. The end of this episode has Joon Jae crying over the death of his father.
However, back to beginning, Cheong is trying to find excuses to leave. She doesn't have the same trust in Joon Jae that she did before and therefore can't live with him. The majority of the episode, Cheong is being pretty emotional, blasting loud depressing music through the house. Joon Jae finally comforts her.