‘Penthouse 3’ Episode 14: Kim So Yeon Diagnosed with Critical Illness + Lee Ji Ah Feels Responsible for the Tragedy at Hera Palace

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Lee Ji Ah
Kim So Yeon
Cheon Seo-Jin
Shim Su Ryeon
Logan Lee
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Penthouse 3 episode 14 wraps up full of surprises as the top rating revenge drama featured the present and the future following Lee Ji Ah and Kim So Yeon's incident at the Gimpo cliff. 

After three seasons, the beloved SBS drama sustains its status as the leading Friday night drama with impressive ratings. 

Penthouse 3 Viewership Rating

According to Nielsen Korea, Penthouse 3 episode 14 ends with an average nationwide rating of 19.1 percent; this is a massive increase from their previous episode of 17.9 percent nationwide rating. 

In addition, the makjang drama remains the most-watched Friday program to broadcast on any channel since it premiered on June 4, as well as the most-watched miniseries for the whole week.

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Penthouse 3 Episode 14 Highlights: Cheon Seo Jin Sentenced with Life Imprisonment

For three months, the 14-episode series made the fans get all hooked as viewers witnessed the never-ending revenge at Hera Palace. 

The broadcast network never fails to amuse the audience with shocking plot twists, as Penthouse 3 episode 14 concluded with a heartbreaking ending. 

The finale episode began with Cheon Seo Jin's (Kim So Yeon) trial. 

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(Photo : SBS Drama Official Instagram)
Penthouse 3
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Her daughter, Ha Eun Byeol (Choi Ye Bin), stood as the witness behind the former primadonna's wickedness, including the murder of her grandfather, Oh Yoon Hee (Eugene) and Shim Su Ryeon (Lee Ji Ah.)

At the witness stand, she confessed that she saw everything and cited that she was the root of Seo Jin's evilness. 

Following her confession, she attempts to kill herself, which causes the commotion inside the courtroom. 

In the end, Seo Jin was sentenced to a maximum penalty of life imprisonment due to three counts of murder. 

Joo Seok Hoon Kisses Bae Ro Na

Three years after Su Ryeon's tragic accident at the cliff, Penthouse 3 episode 14 showed the reunion between Bae Ro Na (Kim Hyun Soo), who turned out to be the world-class primadonna, and Joo Seok Hoon (Kim Young Dae), who became a renowned pianist based in Austria. 

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Penthouse 3
(Photo : SBS Drama Official Instagram)

In one scene, Ro Na and Seok Hoon went out on a date to catch up. Over their pasta date, he finally got the courage to express how he truly felt towards her and kissed Bae Ro Na, signaling a flourishing relationship between the duo. 

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Joo Seok Kyung and Ha Eun Byeol Lives a Simple Life

Despite not living at a multi-story property, Joo Seok Kyung and Ha Eun Byeol ditched their previous lifestyle and now live in a simple yet peaceful atmosphere. 

From being the Cheong Ah Arts queen bee, Seok Kyung became a strict music teacher who also works part-time at a restaurant to make ends meet, while Eun Byeol turned out to be a choir leader. 

Cheon Seo Jin Diagnosed with Cancer

Three years after being sentenced to life imprisonment, the former primadonna learned that she had laryngeal cancer and was on a special leave due to her illness. 

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In one scene, she secretly watches her daughter from afar, who looks happy and contented in her life. 

Penthouse 3 episode 14 dropped a surprising scene in Kim So Yeon's character. It came after Seo Jin asked forgiveness and told herself, "I'm sorry for everything. I will not be a burden to my daughter. Eun Byeol. Don't live like a mother. you must be happy I love you," and committed suicide. 

Cheon Seo Jin Did Not Kill Shim Su Ryeon

In the latter part of the series, the SBS drama showed the real story behind Su Ryeon's death. 

Seo Jin did not push Su Ryeon off the cliff, but it was her choice believing that she was the root of all the tragedy at Hera Palace. 

"Was all the choices I made so far right? I feel like I wasn't a human either," she told herself, blaming the death of Yoon Hee, Ha Yoon Chul, her daughter Min Seol Ah because of her. 

On the other hand, Logan Lee joined Su Ryeon after he died due to bone marrow cancer. 

Penthouse 3 episode 14 featured the couple being connected through a red string of fate signaling that the two finally experienced a happy life in another world. 

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Written by Geca Wills

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