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Shining For One Thing Ending Explained

Hello, we meet again in another ending explained post. This time I wrote about Shining For One Thing ending explained. I have to say, although it’s hard, that Shining For One Thing had a sad ending. At least for me. I will explain it to you, dear readers, the detail about the the ending.

Before we begin, just a quick recap, I also wrote Shining For One Thing drama review post. You can look into it, I will much appreciate it. Without further ado, let’s go!

Shining For One Thing Ending Explained

It was hard for me to write the ending of Shining For One Thing. It was complicated and sad. The polar opposite of the first 16 episodes, where everything was merry. You could watch them with full optimism that both Lin Beixing and Zhang Wansen would have a good life and a perfect ending. I even looked forward to their wedding scene.

But alas! There was no wedding scene because Lin Beixing and Zhang Wansen’s love was an ill-fated love story. They shouldn’t be together in the first place.

How The Ending Started?

It begins with Lin Dahai, Lin Beixing’s brother, who was obsessed with having a cosmetic store. But he was not a good businessman because he lacked instincts and knowledge. That lead him to his doomed. Lin Dahai borrowed some money from a loan shark, Mr. Lei. He was Maizi’s boss.

Lin Dahai couldn’t afford to pay back the debt and the interest. So Mr. Lei tried to find a way to extort money from him. Mr. Lei assigned Maizi to kidnap Dahai’s sister as a hostage. The girl was Lin Beixing.

Zhang Wansen tried his best to protect Lin Beixing. He even uses his own money to pay back the debt. But Mr. Lei didn’t want to release Dahai from his clutches. He took Zhang Wansen’s money but still chased after her.

Zhang Wansen always pays attention to Mr. Lei’s movement. He makes sure the thugs won’t find Lin Beixing too. Until one day at the lighthouse. Zhang Wansen and Lin Beixing were cornered at the top of the lighthouse. Zhang Wansen hid her, but Lin Beixing was still able to see the outside from the door crack. She saw the thugs beat Zhang Wansen up.

Shaken up by the violent fight, Lin Beixing trembling hand tried to reach her phone. But before the call to the police was made, she heard Zhang Wansen shout to her “Lin Beixing, I like you” before he fall from the lighthouse. Stunned, Lin Beixing eyes stared in horror to see Zhang Wansen fall to his death. But the next second, she returned to the present.

Shining For One Thing ending explained - poster 2

Shocked by the revelation, Lin Beixing started to find a way to return to the past. She needs to confess her feeling for him. Every time they said ” I like you”, Lin Beixing was thrown to the present.

How Lin Beixing Stopped Her Time Travel?

Lin Beixing accidentally met Maizi who gave her Zhan Wansen’s diary. When she read that, she finds out a shocking fact. It was not Zhang Wansen’s death that stopped her from time travel. But it was their confession. Whenever they confess, whether say it directly or indirectly through short messages, she would travel back to the present. Her time in the past was stopped and her present life was not changed.

Therefore, when Lin Beixing had the last chance to fix her life and saved Zhang Wansen. She made sure that Zhang Wansen would hate her, with a series of heartbreaking moments when she pretend to annoyed by him. But Zhang Wansen was stubborn and he understood the situation after he read her diary.

While Lin Dahai still needs Lin Beixing’s help to deal with Mr. Lei. But unbeknownst to them, the one who helped them in the end, was Zhang Wansen. He spies on Mr. Lei to get evidences of his illegal business. His strategy works. Mr Lei’s subordinate was furious when he saw the video of his boss planning to make him a scapegoat. They fought and resulting in Mr. Lei’s death in a fire.

What Happened to Lin Beixing and Zhang Wansen at the End?

It’s so sad that the only way to fix their life was to avoid each other. Lin Beixing stayed at Nanchuang and continued to work at the zoo. But right now, she’s having a good life and a good career. While Zhang Wansen flies abroad to chase his childhood dream. A veterinarian without borders.

The last scene was when the first snowfall in Nanchuan. Lin Beixing was crossing the street when suddenly an umbrella shielded her from the snow. Lin Beixing was stunned before she smile widely. And the person who hold the umbrella was never revealed, even though most people, and me, were sure that he was Zhang Wansen. The end.

Shining For One Thing ending explained - poster 1

So, how was it? Do you like this Shining for One Thing ending explained? Hope this post help you, dear readers, to understand about this drama ending. Please write a comment below if you have something in mind, maybe we can discuss more about it. Thank you!

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  1. So Zhang Wansen never really died, did he? The only thing which bugs me is whether or not in the ending scene he’s aware of the moments he and Lin Beixing have shared in the parallel universes.
    And I feel there are some plot lines which are still incomplete. For example, when the 2010 Gaokao paper becomes a mock exam, instead of being the main entrance exam.

    • Bonjour j’ai apporté une réponse si vous voulez aller la lire:) comme vous pour moi la fin laisse place pour une saison 2 😉

  2. Pour moi je pense qu’il va y avoir une saison 2 ou en tout cas c’est fait pour en laissé une si besoin. Je pense aussi qu’il est pas mort et que sa famille pour le protégé l’a emmener avec eux à l’étranger. Je pense aussi que Zang Wansen à dû perdre la mémoire et la protège de son parapluie sans savoir qui elle est. Et donc qu’elle va devoir se refaire aimer de lui dans cette saison 2 si elle arrive un jour lol en tout cas c’est ce que je verrais bien. De plus elle devient vétérinaire sans frontière et donc elle va travailler avec lui etc enfin voilà je le sent bien comme ça.

  3. Jadi Zhan wansen tidak benar benar mati terjatuh dari puncak mercusuar karna pada bagian akhir lin beixing berhasil mengubah takdir yang seharusnya terjadi pada Zhan wansen dan aku masih berpikir jika pada hujan salju itu benar Zhan wansen apa dia masih mengingat apa yang dia alami bersama Lin Beixing

    Tapi aku menganggap ini akhir
    bahagia karna tidak ada lagi Zhan wansen yang mengalami kecelakaan itu
    Juga Lin Beixing di beri kesempatan untuk menikmati masa-masa muda yang baru
    Berfikir lebih dewasa


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