Although TVB series, When Heaven Burns <天與地>, broke the record for an all-time low in ratings this year, garnering 23 points (approximately 1.47 million people) in its third week of broadcast, numerous netizens continued to praise it. The endings for the various lead cast aroused lively discussion. Allegedly, the increasingly villainous Bowie Lam (林保怡) will die while attempting to save a child’s life. Kenny Wong’s (黃德斌) character will become blind and go to prison. Turning from evil to good, Moses Chan’s (陳豪) character will be lonely for the rest of his life.
Moses Chan Lonely for the Rest of His Life
In the early part of the series, Moses Chan’s character was unscrupulous and committed many indecent acts. Moses’ involvement in the cannibalistic consumption of Stanley Cheung (張景淳) was discovered by Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼). In her anger, Charmaine plunged a knife into Moses , who fortunately survived the stabbing.
Moses admitted to Maggie Shiu’s (邵美琪) character that he had married her only for her money. The confession hurt Maggie deeply. Moses left the company and started a band at a bar and was humiliated by his former subordinate, Cheung Kwok Keung(張國強). Moses was upset by Bowie Lam’s unscrupulous behavior, including his collaboration with Elaine Jin (金燕玲) to take over Maggie’s company. Moses’ wishes to reconcile with Maggie failed and he remained lonely for the rest of his life.
Bowie Lam Dies While Saving Another Life
Bowie and Moses turned from friends to enemies, with Bowie becoming increasingly ruthless. Due to incomplete evidence for Stanley Cheung’s death, the police closed the case and Bowie avoided calamity.
After failing in his election for public office, Bowie joined Elaine Jin’s company instead. Since Bowie was unwilling to waste ten years of his life, he relied on unscrupulous methods to climb to higher position and became increasingly evil.
In an attempt to recruit Cindy Lee (李思雅) to assist him, Bowie had a one night stand with her which eventually led to her suicide. Befriending Maggie Shiu, Bowie wanted to control the company. Despite this, Bowie’s wife, Astrid Chan (陳芷菁), did not give up on him. Kenny Wong was blackmailed by Bowie to fabricate the accounting books for his company.
When Bowie finally regretted his own wrongdoings, he rolled down a stairway and died in an attempt to save a child who was struck by a moving vehicle.
Kenny Wong Turns Blind and Goes to Jail
Kenny Wong admitted his murder of Stanley Cheung to the police. Bowie claimed that he possessed evidence of Kenny’s wife, Angela Tong’s (湯盈盈) money laundering, thus successfully blackmailing Kenny to fabricate his company’s accounting books. When Moses urged Kenny to not execute Bowie’s ruthless plans, Bowie thought that Kenny had betrayed him. When Kenny’s son was kidnapped, both Bowie and Moses denied the act. After Kenny’s fabrication of the financial statements was discovered, Angela Tong admitted to the crime while attempting to protect her husband. Kenny agreed to help the police and became a witness in the case, finally losing his vision and entering prison for fabricating financial statements.
Charmaine Sheh Forgives the Murderers
Charmaine Sheh discovered that Kenny had killed Stanley Cheung and joined Moses and Bowie in eating Stanley’s body. Charmaine became enemies with the three men. Charmaine and Joe Junior planned to hold a rock concert, but the plans were axed due to location venue problems. When Joe Junior was wrongly accused of drug possession, Charmaine thought it was the truth, gravely disappointing Joe Junior. After an accident and coming down with a degenerative brain illness, Joe Junior was admitted into the hospital. Joe’s words in the hospital touched Charmaine deeply and she forgave Moses, Bowie, and Kenny for their actions.
Accepting a job as a radio host, Charmaine visualized that Stanely Cheung was still alive. When Heaven Burns concludes with Charmaine’s idealistic imagery.
Nick Cheung Originally to Play Kenny Wong’s Role
The role of “Ronnie” was originally offered to HKFA Best Actor Nick Cheung (張家輝), in which he appeared in the sales presentation clip for the When Heaven Burns. Unfortunately, Nick could not allot time from his busy schedule to film the series and Kenny Wong took the role instead. Although public dissent was rife initially, Kenny may have been more suitable for the deeply layered character.
Source: Apple Daily
Jayne: Seems like very plausible ending spoilers for When Heaven Burns.