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After all of the gunshots, explosions and car flips, we do get quite the cute ending. Waree will go down as being the most indecisive heroine, and Sama, well, he’s gotta be the sappiest, most sensitive mob leader ever, which is awesome. So go Sama! I hope this ending brings you much smiles and joy as we close out the first collaboration between the electric couple, Chakrit and Margie.

The baddies infiltrate Sama’s private island, Koh Yanok and disengaged the electricity. Waree is on the phone with Sama when the lights suddenly go out, and Sama immediately orders her to hide in the room. She is to remain still until Pipat or Kusor rescues her. Waree surprisingly obeys this time around, but then she realizes in horror that her sister Sahma is still out there. The nurse mentions that Sahma is downstairs, helping the maids light the candles. Ah these twins, they are going to be the death of me.

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Meanwhile back on the main island, Trat, Sama is frantic because he’s so far away from Yanok Island. Janlao tries to reassure him to stay put, but it only serves to make him angrier as he grabs Janlao’s lapels gruffly. But the normal Sama returns to his senses when he reminds himself that his bodyguard is only looking out for his best interest. He straightens the man’s shirt and places his hands on the younger man’s face as an apology. Aw. No words are necessary.

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He is determined to head back to Yanok no matter what, and they head to the dock where Nai Dij and his minions swarm the area for a rapid shootout.

After ensuring that Waree is safe, Pipat heads downstairs to search for Sahma, who gets apprehended by Lang. By now, it is out in the open that the culprits are: Lang, Nai Dij and Sopie, as Lang admittedly confessed out of arrogance. He tells Sahma that he wants to kill her in the most painful way possible but Nai Dij and Sopie wanted to use her as collateral. Pipat spots him dragging Sahma towards the door and aims his gun at Lang. The man has no chance, he’s surrounded by Pipat and his men, and Sahma smartly bits his arm to free herself.

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There are guns blazing and bullets ricocheting everywhere on the dock of Trat, where Nai Dij and Sama’s crew exchange fire. Nai Dij thinks he’s going to finally best Sama this time around, but the cops appear and the baddies scramble.

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Lang is apprehended and questioned by Pipat, while Waree eavesdrops from the corner. Lang confidently says that by now Sama might have already been dead because Nai Dij and Sophie has the area swarmed with their men. Waree panics at the sound of that. Pipat is none the wiser as he phones Sama to see if he’s ok, but yunno, the aforementioned man is currently preoccupied shooting at Nai Dij and doesn’t have time to pick up his phone. This clouds Waree’s rational judgment as she decides to throw caution to the wind and sneak a boat out to see him. A cop, champion shooter or mma fighter she is not. Temporary insanity and worry over Sama’s safety is what I’ll call it.

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At the dock she threatens Kusor to drive her to Trat or she will drive the boat herself, which means she may end up in the dark sea because she doesn’t know how to operate a boat. Poor Kusor, damn if you do and damn if you don’t. So he opts to drive her, but as they steer the boat out, an enemy boat appears and captures Waree.

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Kusor makes it back alive and reports to Pipat that Sophie’s men have taken Waree. When Sama calls to get an update on the safety of the island, Pipat withheld the news regarding Waree from Sama, protecting his boss. But once he hangs up, Sahma rips him a new one, she says that he’s selfish and only worry about his boss. What about her sister? Pipat is conflicted and explains that he would go after Waree himself, besides, Sophie would only use her as a bait so she won’t be hurt. Pipat adds that he is willing to risk is own life to protect Waree, and he hopes that it makes Sahma happy, ha. Sahma retorts that she won’t be happy until Waree is standing safely before her. First quarrel!

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The following morning, Sama makes a closure with Nai Dij. He forecasted Nai Dij’s next action, that he would want to get out of dodge. So Sama waits for Nai Dij at the bus station, where they trap him at all corners. Unfortunately a pedestrian passes by and Nai Dij uses her as a hostage. He is able to escape by carjacking and Sama chases him with a motorbike. We even get a car race, as Sama gets closer and shoots at the car’s tire, thereby causing it to lose traction and crash. But Nai Dij is still alive, stumbling out of the car covered in blood. He pleads for Sama to spare his life, but Sama says he wants to end this and shoots at Nai Dij. But it’s only a scare tactic, because Sama shot at the ground, causing Nai Dij to piss in his pants in fright. Ha, that’s the best part about this action scene. Nai Dij sobs and says that he doesn’t want to go to jail, that Sophie was the brains behind it all and he was afraid of her.

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After dealing with Nai Dij, Sama decides to head back to Yanok Island, but Janlao reluctantly says that he might want to make a pit stop at a different island first, Sophie so happens to have taken Waree the night before. Sama could not believe his ears, the bodyguards he trusted all decide to hide things from him. He’s disappointed that he trusted those rascals.

And the bodyguards are right, Sophie is using Waree as bait again. But we knew that already, it’s only happened three times before.

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Sahma is cute, even if she is peeved at Pipat last night, she asks to go with him to Waree’s rescue mission. She convinces him that she feels safer with him than to be alone on the island, isn’t he afraid they would come back to hurt her? Ha. Pipat gives her a gun and permits her to tag along.

As if used to it by now, Waree peers nonchalantly at Sophie as she’s on the phone with her creditors. Apparently someone wants Sophie to pay up, but Sophie is being sought after by the cops, there’s no way she could get any money out. She pleads for the middle man to talk to his boss.

When she turns to Waree, she reserves all of the venom for her: she tells Waree that money makes the world go round and that once she gets away from this, Waree would be the shark’s meal and would never get the chance to marry Sama. Er ok, she’s still delusional? News about Nai Dij getting caught by the cops made it to Sophie’s ears. Her minion says that Nai Dij would tell all, but Sophie is unconcerned, she has Waree as collateral.

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The action ensues as Pipat and gang makes it to the island before Sama and his gang. Sophie drags Waree to the opposite direction, getting way from the gunfire. Meanwhile Sahma hides behind the trees, trying to creep away quietly. Thankfully Sama enters the scene and the baddies are outnumbered, they immediately scramble.

Sahma spots Sophie and Waree heading towards the beach and she follows, the gun shaking in her hands. Sophie being a very bizarre villain keeps complaining that Waree is being difficult lol. Is she supposed to let you easily take her away? Waree is asking questions along the way to irritate Sophie who retorts that once she turns into a ghost, she’ll know everything. The two suddenly wrestle in the sand until Sophie has the upper hand.

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Sahma appears out of the woods and shoots a bullet into the air to alert the two. It’s so classic to see the horror and surprise on Sophie’s face when she realizes that Waree has a twin sister. But she’s unphased, as Sahma creeps closer to them with her gun aiming at Sophie, Sophie threw sand into her face. Oh shit. She takes Sahma into her custody.

Sama and the gang finally made it back to the sand and tries to break up the fight. He tells Sophie to let Sahma go and that he knows that she’s behind everything. Sophie looks like she is about to say “oh darn.” Sama threatens that the cops are after her now, she won’t be able to get away, but if she let Sahma go, then he would promise not to go after her. However, if she takes Sahma with her, he will go to the ends of the earth to find her. Sophie considers it and says quite the delusional thing: “Fine, I’ll trust you once more. I know that you’re letting me go because you haven’t forgotten our past history. You still see me as an important person.” Yeah, ok crazy. She finally admits defeat, and slowly releases Sahma. The negotiation works as she backtracks and Sama orders his men to let her go. Our twins embrace with glee. And that settles that.

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Now on to the more juicy, relationship aspect of our finale.

Back on Yanok Island, Sama confirms to his investors that the casino is going to be completed on schedule. Waree overhears this as she approaches him from behind, prepared to give him her final farewells.

“I’ve come to say goodbye.. I’m leaving to Bangkok tomorrow,” she says.

He nods his head.

“I wish that you’ll achieve your dreams and that there aren’t any more obstacles.”

“Are we really going to part ways?” he asks, reluctant.

She starts to turn her back to him.

“I should stop deceiving myself that I can change your mind then, right?” he asks, rhetorical.

“Good luck,” is all she could muster as she walks away.

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In her room, Sahma is packing their bags and reminds her that she still has time to change her mind. “This man loves you very much, Waree. He has proven himself to you and I don’t need to say anymore.. it’s all up to you now.”

“I just don’t know,” Waree admits. Goshhhhh, girl, make up your mind. “I want to love him 100% of the way that he loves me, but there’s something still wedged in my heart.”

Yeah, it’s that same issue.

“I can’t get over it,” she says.

“I understand,” Sahma starts, “but you must forget the past, don’t let it haunt you.”

Waree takes a seat on the bed, dejected, “If I choose him, I will always think about how many people are destitute because of his gambling house. How many wifes and daughters must die because their head of the household aren’t responsible.”

“But the casino is not like the gambling house, everything he’s done is legal and not cheating like the gambling house. Praharm island is huge and it seems only rich people could go there, not poor people like our father.”

“Casino or gambling house is the same thing. It’s all greed.” Yeah, we heard that argument before. It’s getting old.

“What do you want him to do then? Leave his dream and drown the millions of investment down the sea for you?” Sahma questions.

“I.. don’t want him to do that.” Her indecisiveness is killing me. What do you want lady?

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Sahma tries to explain that greedy, addicted people will find their means to their gambling ends. Whether that is betting on chickens, fights etc. I feel like Sahma is lecturing a child on how to decide the difference between good and bad. She also says that if he doesn’t build it, someone else will, and from the looks of things, he has many enemies (who are obviously villains) who will turn a good thing into a bad thing.

Waree wonders how much Sahma got paid to talk on Sama’s behalf.

“Zero. But if I succeed, the reward would be to see my sister happy.” Aw. I do love Sahma. “Have I convinced you yet?”

The answer? Walking away. It’s her forte of dealing with her problems. She prefers to run away than to face it.

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At Sama’s office, Pipat notices his boss taking deep breaths.

“Don’t give up, you’ve fought for so long,” Pipat encourages.

“Have you accepted her now then?” Sama asks, amused.

“I’ve never seen anyone have this much power over you before,” Pipat admits.

“But you are right, her and I are too different.”

“Maybe I’m just a pessimist,” Pipat answers, trying to cheer the boss up. Lol, I do love Pipat. He’s totally growing on me.

Waree and Sahma board the boat reluctantly. Sahma reminds her yet again that she can change her mind.. but Waree is obtuse and obstinate and stubborn and- and- ok I’ll stop.

Sama stares out of his window, thinking about her.

“Aren’t you going to see her off?” Pipat asks him.

“It doesn’t matter. She’s leaving me, it’s nothing new,” ha, indeed, she’s done it so many times before.

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The following days showcase our to sick lovebirds. Waree is staring up at the moon, something she despises and never gets caught doing. But this experience and lovesick is slowly changing her. Sahma could not stand seeing her younger sister this way, so she phones Sama.

“Is there something I can help you with?” he asks.

“Nothing you can do to help, but I’d like to help-“ she replies, “are you as sad as my sister?”

“Something like that, what is she doing?” he wonders.

“Watching the moon even when she doesn’t like it. I used to want her to watch it with me. You’ve changed her a lot and you must take the responsibility.”

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“I’m willing to do anything, but she won’t give me a chance. Can you help me?”

Ha, Sahma replies, “I just want to offer you encouragement. Don’t give up, perhaps your persistence will help. Don’t let her wallow in her pain.”

Sama admits that he’s all out of ideas. He’s got nothing. Poor guy.

Sahma advises him to pray to the moon, make a wish because he needs a miracle. Truer words. Besides, Waree is looking at the moon too, so maybe if they’re looking at the same moon, a miracle may happen.

We must be so desperate and so out of plot ideas that we’re wishing to a moon for a miracle. Oy vey.

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And so Sama sits on the sandy beach, watching the mystical moon. But this brooding scene is quite sweet, a man who claims he’s too old to pray to the moon, but he’ll grasp at straws if he could make her come back to him.

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Closing out Sophie’s story/demise. She’s freaking out and pacing the confines of her yard. She calls her benefactor but he pretends not to know her, she’s pissed, she claims that she’s been doing it all for him, trying to get the casino agreement from Sama- and now he’s pretending not to know her? The man disconnected his end. Sophie calls her middle man next and begs him to get her to the border and out of Thailand. At the end of the day, she’s deserted by everyone.

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The next morning Sahma is ready to go on her next flight attendant trip. Waree asks her not to tell anyone that she’s in Bangkok, probably didn’t want to talk to anyone or explain herself. Before she leaves, Sahma states her final case: “I remember the events surrounding dad too. I hate it, but as I get older, I am able to understand the differences between good and bad. Everything is not always black or white. There are gray areas. It starts from greed and gambling house is just a means.”

“I know,” Waree says.

“So you know- and when will you decide?” Sahma questions.

The answer? Waree tries to walk away again.

But big sister calls her out, “You can’t always walk off- you’ve never been a coward. If dad didn’t gamble, how will he go about getting money for mom? He could bet on chicken fights or even invite people to play cards at our house.” She’s trying to get at the fact that you can’t eliminate gambling. “Don’t let this cloud your judgment about casinos.”

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“I don’t know if I can stand it.”

Sahma goes in for the kill, “And if you have to sever ties with him, stop seeing him and never ever talk to him again, can you stand that?”

Waree is stuck with grave indecision.

“Answer me,” Sahma orders.

“I can’t stand it,” Waree confesses. Hallelujah!

Sahma takes her sister’s hands, “then you must choose. We all have good and badness in us. If you can’t accept his flaw, and you can’t accept the casino, then you need to fully end things with him. You can’t let it go on like this. I don’t like seeing my sister like this.” She pauses and peers at her sister, “I hope that when I return, I’d see the same Waree again.”

Gosh, I love Sahma’s unflailing support for her sister. “I’m by your side no matter what you choose. I know that for others it might be insignificant, but it’s a big issue for you. I understand. You quit smoking when you were so addicted. Let bygones be bygones. If you’re with someone you love and he loves you back, then go for it.”

They embrace and Waree breaks down and cries.

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When she’s alone some time later and trying to finish her article, she receives a video text from Sama and opens it:

“Um hello,” he says, his face is greeting her phone. It looks like he’s at the pergola, their trysting spot. “I hope you didn’t forget me yet,” lol! Waree couldn’t help but smile. “Do you know that I didn’t dare to do this for many days. I’m not sure if you would open the video and I’ve never done something like this before. I think you might like it because you’re the newer generation and you guys like to do things like this.” Omg, lol. Is that new generation enough for ya, Sama? You sappy man!

“I miss you. I miss you all the time.” And he starts to tear up, his voice shaky. She’s crying too as she’s watching this.

“If we met earlier, I would never build that casino.” Ah, he is in too deep, too much stomachs counting on him.

He wipes away a tear, “Waree.. I-“ he starts again, but gets interrupted by Pipat. Bodyguard you have the worst timing!!

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Waree re-watches the video again, probably like us, couldn’t believe he would do something like this for her. Goes to show how much he loves her and what he’s willing to do for her.

The following morning, Sama tries to focus on work so he doesn’t think about that someone. He suddenly gets a call and nearly drops the phone when he sees who’s calling.

“I saw the clip,” Waree says on the other end.

“I noticed you were quiet,” (lost contact is what he’s referring to.)

Pipat the goon just smiles at them, as he watches his boss happy. Sama walks towards the beach side.

“Did I annoy you?” he asks, “it came from the heart, I thought you might like it.” Heh. “So.. what do you think?”

“It’s whatever.”

“So you don’t like it? You don’t feel anything?” oh she toys with his heart.

“I didn’t say that I was ‘whatever.’ The video was whatever. But I liked it very much-“ her voice suddenly becomes very clear, as if she’s next to him, “if I didn’t feel anything, I wouldn’t have crossed the water to see you.”

He turns around and sees her. Shocked to the core.

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“Didn’t think I would come to see you here?” she asks, smiling at him.

He could only meander towards her and pull her into his arms. Overjoyed.

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He frames her face with his hands, “I miss you,” Aw. “Thank you for coming.”

He kisses her forehead and hugs her again. Dammit they are so cute! Chakrit certainly knows how to hug a woman with feeling!

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Siam Sarn receives a letter of resignation concurrently. The two musketeers could not believe their eyes. Their boss sort of had a feeling about this, and he fears that he might not be signing just one letter, but three, and perhaps may need to hire three new reporters too. Haha. You are so perceptive boss!

That night they have a romantic dinner on the beach. The waves close to their feet, the soft night’s breeze playing with their hair. A perfect moment and intro to what can be expected for this loving duo down the road.

“I lived in fear for so many days. I was afraid I wouldn’t see you again,” Sama says. “I should give thanks to whatever propelled you here.”

“It’s Sarasahma,” Waree replies. “She says that it’s time to choose. I needed to either accept the casino or lose you entirely. So I chose the former.”

“I know you hate gambling. If it’s not so close to being finished, I would choose..”

She interrupts him, “don’t drop your dreams for me. Let’s just say that I’m accepting it as part of an addition to your life. Nothing will change the fact that I hate it.”

She gets up from her seat and walks towards the water.

Ah so we can agree to disagree.

“We’ll marry asap,” he says behind her.

Waree just laughs.

“What is so amusing?” he feels put out.

“I’m not laughing at you, I’m laughing at me. Haven’t you heard the saying, ‘you will get what you hate?’ I hate gambling but I end up with the owner of a casino.”

She looks at him, “Sahma says that I’ve changed so much.”

He peers at her under his hooded eyes and looks her up and down. Heh. “You’ve gotten prettier.”

She pinches him in retaliation.

She tells him about how she hated moon gazing. She used to wish when she was little that her mother would stop being sick. But that same day she made the wish, her mother died. She still remembers the lullaby that her mom taught her to sing.

Sama is unfamiliar with it, or pretends to be unfamiliar so Waree could recite them to him.

She chants the folklore lullaby and he keeps prompting her to continue. So cute. She thinks he’s un-Thai not to know the song, lol. But as she gets to the part about wishing for a ring, Sama procures a diamond ring.

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“Now I’ve just granted your wish.” Awww Sama!

He gets down on one knee and asks her to marry him.

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“I asked for a red ring, not a diamond ring.” She tries to walk away.

Sama takes matters into his own hands, and hugs her from behind. He forces the ring on her finger. Haha!

“When you can’t do it nicely, one must use strength,” he says.

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“Why didn’t you do this from the beginning?” omg Waree!

He hugs her from behind, holding her close, when he hears her say, “thank you for loving me.”

“If I don’t love you, I’m crazy.”

Oh, that fool in love. We always knew you were one. And that my friends, is the end of that.

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We are taken back to the bar where the 3 musketeers celebrate their new assignments. The two wishes that Auntie Spectacle, aka Meekana, would find the love of her life at the fashion show. Ha. We shall find out!

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Well thanks very much for tuning into this recapping project. I must say that I’ve truly enjoyed Waree and Sama (Margie and Chakrit) particularly, more than the plot, the action genre and above all else, the seemingly spotty argument. Clearly we should not be blinded by our prejudice and use it to dictate whether someone is good or bad. There’s a lot of gray areas in gambling. What’s not convincing to me is that we circle around this argument over and over again. The two have the same conflict since we first started this series. Not to mention, the fact that the baddies are constantly pulling the same moves over and over again. It’s insanity to think that they would do the same thing over and over and expecting different results. It’s a frustrating watch and the plot itself went down hill for me, when I noticed that yeah, we’ve been down this road before.

But the chemistry? Always an incline.

I didn’t really stand behind Waree, she’s obtuse and too obstinate to like. There are aspects of her character that is appealing, the fact that she’s independent, fearless etc. But she makes poor decisions and worse accusations. Not as senseless as Mattana from Maya Tawan, but just as frustrating.

Thankfully we have Sama, our adorable mob leader who is more of a romantic than we thought. A tearful video clip? A beach proposal? And willing to do anything to get his love back? Dayam, is there really someone like that out there? Who wants a one-way ticket to Yanok Island? Well get behind me!

As far as sidekicks and fairy godmothers go, I certainly adored Pipat and Sahma. They are so cute and I’m still wishing that they would end up together. (Pretty please?!) Sahma could move to Yanok Island and the four can live happily ever after.

At any rate, I do hope that you found this series enjoyable. We’ll get to see more of their cameos and final wedding scene in Fah Krajang Dao. Wouldn’t want to miss that.

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