What Happened At The End of Minari
Jacob, Monica, David (Alan S. Kim), and Anne (Noel Cho) receive good news when a cardiologist lets the family know that David’s heart murmur will likely heal on its own. Jacob then gets more good news when the grocery store owner agrees to have Jacob be his produce supplier. While Jacob, Monica, and the children are heading to the car, Jacob gleefully talks about how this deal came at the best time. Monica sends the children away and Jacob and her have a passionate confrontation.
She lets him know that she can no longer be with him. Jacob and she accept that their marriage is done. Meanwhile, grandma Soonja (Youn Yuh-jung) faces a trash fire that becomes uncontrollable. When the Yi family arrives, Jacob rushes to the barn to try to stop it, then he tries to save some of his produce.
After seeing that Soonja is all right, Monica rushes in as well. They eventually give up and Monica breaks down as they watch the barn burn. The movie’s final scene is of Jacob and David at the creek picking minari, the only thriving plant.