'Penthouse 2: War in Life' Ending Explained: Justice served for Seol-ah, Logan's death will lead Season 3
'Penthouse 2: War in Life' came to an end on April 2. However, the showmakers are not done portraying the lives of the rich and the evil. Another death sets Season 3 expectations
To be honest, 'Penthouse 2: War in Life' did not really surprise us. Be it Ro-na's death, Su-ryeon's return on the fact that Ro-na is actually Yoon-cheol's daughter. It was pretty obvious where the show had been leading. Yet, what makes it so satisfying to watch is to see Dan-tae, Seo-jin along with their cronies get what they deserve. Of course, by the end of the second season, we wonder if this show will ever let Su-ryeon live in peace.
Yes, everyone who had attacked Min Seol-ah, Su-ryeon's daughter, was punished. The man who had tortured her was sentenced to 71 years in prison. The woman who had killed her — Yoon-hui — sought redemption by coming forward to admit the truth, everyone else who destroyed her reputation and tried to cover up the truth of her death received punishment too.
Is this really the end of Joo Dan-tae?
If the show were to end here, it definitely had a great opportunity. However, with the rising TRP ratings, the makers of the show seem to have taken the approach of an American drama such as 'Riverdale' or 'Pretty Little Liars', because Season 3 had recently been confirmed by none other than the writer of the show. The character, who saw the door to death open this time around, is none other than Logan. Only if what we saw at the end of the second season were to remain, there is no coming back for him.
You see, both Su-ryeon and Logan made a mistake that will ruin their fragile bubble of happiness. They broke the trust and relationship that Dan-tae had maintained with almost all the powerful people except one. That one person happens to be a man in jail who is set to be released from prison very soon. This character has been hinted at from the very first season but 'Penthouse 2: War in Life' Episode 13 is the first time that he appears.
Is Logan really dead?
Right at the beginning of the episode, it became clear that Jenny's father would play an important role in the coming episodes. The way Seok-kyung referred to him, or the respect that he got from Kyu-jin indicated as much. However, to see the man take Logan's life as soon as he was released — that hints at the show taking a much darker turn. By bombing Logan's car, he has proven that he is out for Su-ryeon and everyone else who messed up Dan-tae's life. Can Su-ryeon really move forward from this?
It may seem that Su-ryeon's happiness will be short-lived because this time around, bringing Logan back from the dead is almost impossible. We saw the car blow up and the resulting explosion eats Logan up. However, Su-ryeon's death at the end of the first season also seemed too hard to come back from. So when it comes to 'Penthouse', there is no saying whose side the wind would blow.
Ro-na and Seok-hoon's relationship
It has also not been clear if all the cast members will return next season. For instance, the only reason Yoon-hui would return is to help Su-ryeon, and if that is the case, the show will have to move a few years forward keeping in mind the punishment that she had received. Ro-na, on the other hand, may become the target of Jenny and her father. Jenny has already hinted at how Ro-na has made her life difficult, especially now, with her mother's arrest and imprisonment. If that is the case, we will also see more of Ro-na and Seok-hoon. Now that Seok-kyung doesn't really have a problem with Ro-na, their relationship may not really see an obstacle. However, can Ro-na survive the onslaught of hatred from Jenny's family?
Eun-byeol's mental health took a turn for the worse after she saw Ro-na return alive. While Eun-byeol was really the one to initially attack Ro-na, her father ended up getting punished for her instead and Ro-na too only pointed fingers at Dan-tae.
Eun-byeol doesn't have to go to prison. Instead, she ends up getting attached to the teacher who lived with her and took care of her in the last year. Her nanny/caretaker ends up alienating Eun-byeol from her father and mother so as to be able to take her away and live with her. This is an interesting twist to the very popular fairytale about Rapunzel. Only here, the princess asked to be taken far away from her kingdom. So we wonder if she will return at all.
'Penthouse: War in Life' Season 2 episodes will air on Friday and Saturday at 10 pm KST on SBS and all episodes can now be streamed on Viki.