Witness Insecurity Ending Write-Up

This is a write-up that Audrey wrote for us on Witness Insecurity's ending, expressing her thoughts. (I hid the content because I know there are fans out there who still have to watch the series.) So yes, SPOILER ALERT! You guys have been warned :) Don't click the button if you don't want to be spoiled!

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Audrey's thoughts on Witness Insecurity's Ending

Yes the ending was tragic. But maybe Witness Insecurity wasn’t meant to be a love story from the start after all.

Producer Lau dropped a few subtle hints through the show that the focus of WI was not the love story. Yes there were sweet scenes between Hailey and Hui-Sir…but they never lasted long. Just when you’re about to go “Awww…” and melt away when Hailey smiles so sweetly when she talks to Hui-Sir, cut! The scene changes and the tone’s a lot more somber – music and all. There’s a balance of sweet and bitter in the series and Producer Lau kind of emphasizes that this isn’t going to be your regular sappy love story. Because it really isn’t so much a show about the love between a rich sheltered girl and her too good to be true bodyguard. This is a show about a family, broken at so many levels, and how one often finds his destiny in the path he chooses to avoid it. (Anyone find this quote familiar from Kung Fu Panda? Haha). Mr Kiu could have avoided all of his trouble had he not covered up his crime with even more crimes. Another hint from Producer Lau was the lack (I hope this was intentional…) of development in the love story between Hailey and Hui-Sir. Maybe it was meant to be that they did not have the chance to develop their relationship – they weren’t officially together and Hui-Sir didn’t explicitly show that he loved Hailey too. To an extent, both of them might have been transferring their love for the ones they’d lost, over to each other. For Hailey, she started liking Hui-Sir when he showed mannerisms so similar to that of her deceased brother. For Hui-Sir, I think the turning point in his “feelings” for Hailey was when he rescued her from the mountain – something he’d always wanted to do for his deceased girlfriend.

I guess, after re-watching the last scene a couple of times, it was the only plausible way to end it. At least the one that made the most sense to me, even if it meant sacrificing the lead. Before Hui-Sir gets hit, Mr. Kiu pretty much tells him to go look for Hailey. There’s a certain sense of remorse in Mr. Kiu’s eyes – or is it that he’s just resigned to his fate? Then bam! Hui-Sir prevents Mr. Kiu from getting hit by an oncoming car driven by Shawn, now deranged from hatred. He knocks out, but miraculously wakes up again. I choose to think he refused first aid knowing full well that he may not make it past the day. He probably knew his time was about to be up, but no matter what he had to see Hailey. Even if it meant dying in her arms, which he did, but isn’t that (sort of) a happy ending, albeit a rather morbid one? Plus, he was wearing the blue helmet Hailey got him from Germany, and Hailey did tell him that “if there’s ever a day where you find that I can take a place in your heart, wear the helmet and come look for me.” or words to that extent. Although I suspect he was wearing that helmet partly because his own black helmet got broken during the assault scene in Ep 19. But I’m sure he did have a special place in his heart for Hailey, and at least he had the chance to let her know. Now why do I say that Hui-Sir’s untimely death might be the only plausible way to end it? Consider a scenario where Hui-Sir survives. Poor Hailey would eventually find out what her “awesome” Daddy was actually like, together with all that he had done to Hui-Sir, as well as all that Hui-Sir had done to incriminate her father. Knowing Hailey’s occasionally unstable character, this might have been way too much for her to take. She had already expressed her confusion when she didn’t know who to trust – Hui Sir or her beloved father. She was torn between the two – and if Hui-Sir had survived, there would always be this burden between them. Of course the ultimate happy ending would be to have Hui-Sir and Hailey visit Mr Kiu in jail and obtain blessings from him – and having Mr. Kiu finally “see the light”, repent of his crimes and forgive Hui-Sir for putting him in prison. But isn’t that too good to be true? Producer Lau probably opted for a more realistic ending.

Producer Lau’s come full circle with Witness Insecurity, his last modern drama with TVB if I’m not wrong. I see what he did there, for both “Moonlight Resonance” and “Witness Insecurity”, where he ended both series with the same song – but evoking totally different emotions. Moonlight Resonance’s last scene saw the main couples singing along to “The Moon Represents My Heart” and there were flashbacks of each couples’ memorable moments. On the other hand, in Witness Insecurity, you hear the same song, sung this time – in tune - by Bosco (if I’m not wrong) and Linda. But it brings along an impending sense of doom, of the tragedy that is about to put a full-stop to Hui-Sir’s life (I refer to the DVD version, not the one TVB broadcast. They’ve got slight differences in editing and music). The series ends with the song playing through the credits, as memorable moments of Hui-Sir and Hailey’s short relationship are shown. It’s as if it was a mini-memorial service of their ill-fated relationship – and of Hui-Sir as well. As bittersweet as it was, the photo slideshow during the credits did make me feel a little better about the ending.

In all, I did enjoy Witness Insecurity. It said so much about the love a father had for his daughter and family – but at the same time finding a hard time balancing his ill-gotten wealth and the secret behind it. I guess the main message of the story is, in Mandarin, 若要人不知,除非己莫為 – or, if you don’t want anyone to find out about what you’ve been doing, don’t do it in the first place. (Loose literal translation there, my apologies!)

On a related note, I absolutely enjoyed listening to Linda’s rendition of “The Moon Represents My Heart”! Her voice is so clear and I could feel her emotions as she sang the classic song. Hope she does a version and releases it in her upcoming album or something =)



  1. Woww, I agree with everything you say, haha!! You even made me notice stuff that I didn't...and yeah...sadly this serie was not meant to be a love story I guess. Cause it didn't talked about much relationship but only the one between Bosco and Linda and just a tiny bit about Jojo and Bada (Or however you write it xD)and you know..usually in other series, they always talk about more then 1-2 relationships.

    About the ending..I was kinda upset about it...I didn't wanted Bosco to die. One thing that didn't make sense to me is why his collegues didn't stop him and tell him to go to have a chekup at the hospital or something..cause that's what he should had done and maybee he could have been saved. Like maybee he didn't felt like because he wanted to go see Hailey, but he collegues should have known that he can't be "Ok" after being hit by a car... so yeah..

    & ohh what you said about Moonlight Resonance and the ending theme is so true!! Didn't even notice that... Loll

    So overall, I enjoyed did serie, it's not my favorite of all but I did like it =) Now I just wonder what's gonna happen to Hailey...since Bosco just died and she doesn't have her father and uncle by her side and might never see them again... :)

  2. Hi Ginny! Thanks! :)
    Well I guess what happens to Hailey is really anyone's guess...but to be optimistic she has Kelly by her side :) Kelly's been such a great help to her in Hailey's time of need, and maybe this is the ultimate life changing event that will make Hailey a stronger person. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger right? ;)

  3. Audrey, you are as good as Kelly in interpretation.
    I enjoyed the drama and agree with u on the ending. Not bad after all.

  4. I agree with you on the part where they are redirecting their feelings for someone else onto each other. I do not feel they loved each other ever in the series. However, I do think the ending was bad, not because they didn't end up together, but because it came out of nowhere and was completely unnecessary. To me, the perfect ending might have been something like Paul Chun goes to jail, Bosco gets his job back (if that's realistic, or else he finds something he likes to do) and Linda goes off to Germany and realizes she doesn't love Bosco. They can remain friends, whatever. For my full comments, you can check out my review at http://casualtvb.blogspot.ca

  5. I totally disagree with what you said. I don’t care what other people say about the ending because in my opinion the ending shouldn’t had end like that. Some people said that Bosco never like Linda because in the Witness Insecurity Bosco never clearly stated his love for Linda but when Bosco woke up after he got hit by the car there was a flashback of what Linda said if you could find a place for me in your heart wear the helmet I got from Germany for you that clearly shows that he love her. I know that the theme of Witness Insecurity is to show how mess up family could be and how righteous cops are but Bosco didn’t have to died. The ending should had ending like this Linda’s dad gets lock up, after that Bosco and Linda go visit her dad in prison and Linda’s dad give Bosco permission for Bosco to marry his daughter. Since Bosco save her dad he doesn’t really mind that he is in prison because he would had been seriously injured or maybe even dead if it wasn’t for Bosco didn’t save him.