Messy, messy, messy! Ruler: Master of the Mask Ep 21-22 is such a big mess for our dear crown prince. From Commoner Lee Sun’s growing greed to the Queen’s evil scheme, everything seems to be going out of his way. The only thing that rescued this episode for him is Ga-eun’s sweet kiss, yep, we have our first kiss! Mansae, mansae, man mansae!
Kidding aside, let’s now deconstruct Ruler: Master of the Mask Episodes 21-22 on the two main struggles Crown Prince Lee Sun had to endure.
- Scheme Master
At this stage, I really want to kick General Jae-heon in the butt for spilling it out to the Queen that the Chief Peddler is Crown Prince Lee Sun.
Of course her majesty, being the cunning scheme master that she is already made plans to eliminate our handsome royalty. She even used Ga-eun to make the crown prince drink tea that left him out cold. I was a bit scared for him when his unconscious body was thrown by the Queen’s men into the ocean.
Crown Prince Lee Sun looked like a lost puppy when he found out at the Queen’s birthday banquet that she poisoned him when he was a baby. Too much mess for this episode that I sincerely want to hug him.
- The Covetous Pauper
I was greatly disappointed with Commoner Lee Sun in Ep 20-21. Don’t get me wrong, I still feel sorry for him because of all the hardships he’s facing after becoming Pyunsoo-hwe’s puppet king but I think he’s stepping out of bounds.
His affection for Ga-eun is taking over him and greed is slowly killing the kindness in his heart. He thinks he has more right for Ga-eun just because they grew up and spent more time together. You’ve got to chill Commoner Lee Sun, the friend zone is waiting.
Saved by True Love’s Kiss
Upon finding out that something was suspicious with the tea she gave to the Chief Peddler, Ga-eun went back to the hall only to find out the unconcious Crown Prince Lee Sun being kidnapped and thrown into the sea.
I admire how Ga-eun did not have second thoughts in jumping to the water to save the crown prince, I just wish she will soon see that the Queen is manipulating her.
Let’s now go to the highlight of Ruler: Master of the Mask Episodes 20-21, the much awaited kisseu! Hmmmh, at first I thought it’s going to be one of those wholesome kissing scenes but when Yoo Seung-ho launched towards Kim So-hyun, this K-Drama drunkard noona is satisfied. It’s no Another Oh Hae-young kissing scene but it’s just right for our prim and proper Ga-eun and honorable Crown Prince Lee Sun.
Since we’re in the topic of lip-lock moments, let me share this super cute kissing scene of Kim So-hyun and Yeo Jin-goo in the 2012 MBC drama Missing You.
Let’s see how things will unfold for Crown Prince Lee Sun, Ga-eun and Commoner Lee Sun in the next episode. Annyeong!
~ Tipsy Ahjumma