If you clicked this post, chances are, you have watched the Vincenzo finale last Sunday night and know that this post contains major spoilers (so be warned).
After twenty gripping one-hour-and-a-half episodes, Vincenzo has rested its case with a fiery climax. Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong-ki) flew back to Italy after giving his persistent nemeses Jang Han-seok (Ok Taec-yeon) and Choi Myung-hee (Kim Yeo-jin) their rigid and painful death. A year later, Hong Cha-young (Jeon Yeo-been) won the case of Vincenzo’s deceased mother, Oh Kyung Ja (Yoon Bok-in). The dynamic duo wouldn’t have succeeded if not for the help of the talented Geumga Plaza tenants, as well as Jang Han-seo (Kwak Dong-yeon), who, on the other hand, faced an untimely death at the hands of his evil brother, Han-seok.
Not surprisingly, the Vincenzo finale drew a lot of feels from the Twitterverse that are mostly—if not all—relatable to fans who have watched the series since day 1. In fact, Vincenzo Episode 20, Han Seo, Season 2, Cassano Geumga Family, Mr. Lee, Taecyeon, and Choi Myung Hee were among Twitter’s top trending topics shortly after the episode was aired on Netflix. In Korea alone, the episode scored an average rating of 14.6 percent and a peak of 16.2 percent in its TV time slot, according to Nielsen Korea.
Speed rounded up the best tweets we’ve seen so far to let you know that yes, we’re all going to miss our beloved corn salad—or rather consigliere—and his dynamic crew.
“No wasted character”
Inspired by Vincenzo’s audacity and cleverness, the Cassano Geumga Family gradually transitioned from being a bunch of timid neighbors to the consigliere’s most reliable allies. And Vincenzo’s director Kim Hee-won and writer Park Jae-bum did a remarkable job in highlighting the importance of each member, as affirmed by these fans:
“Powerful” Mr. Lee
While Mr. Lee (Yang Kyung-won) was struggling for breath after Han-Seok stabbed him twice, so was everyone else watching. Fans let out a big sigh of relief when he reappeared happy to be alive with his wife Jang Yeon-jin (Seo Ye-Hwa) and their daughter Dal-rae in the Geumga Plaza.
“Best boy” Han-seo deserves better
Han-seo began captivating the hearts of viewers when he started growing from being his brother Han-seok’s pushover to Vincenzo’s innocent yet clever “younger brother.” So much so that the Twitterverse now calls him their “best boy.” He sure proved that he is, especially when he lured Han-seok to kill him instead of Vincenzo.
A “befitting” ending for the villains
While kissing and making up has been the common conclusion of many dramas, Vincenzo did justice to its protagonists’ long-held battle by giving its villains their “befitting” ending. As one Twitter user puts it, backstabber Mr. Han (Jo Han-Chil) was stabbed in front of many people; Ms. Choi, who “played with people’s lives,” was killed dancing on fire; and Han-seok, who “didn’t have a heart,” was pierced through the chest with a drill.
Taec-yeon is an “amazing” antagonist
Despite his undeniable charm, K-pop idol-turned-actor Taec-yeon was able to portray the psychotic Han-Seok with authenticity. “Literally sends chills down my spine whenever he screams,” one fan tweeted.
An open ending for a second season?
Of course, it wouldn’t be an ending without Vincenzo and Cha-young expressing how much they love each other. Although they did, Vincenzo had to return to Italy and still leave Cha-young continuously yearning for him. Not only that, Vincenzo made it known (to the viewers, at least) that he’s still a villain, who has developed a new hobby for “getting rid of garbage.” Many fans deem it an open ending and yes, we want a season two right now.