Our favorite Goryeo trio is together once again for a mission to save the Minister of Finance from the hands of the greedy villain. The Yuan Princess left us one important question in this episode that I want to share with all of you: what good would it be for a man to have an entire nation if he cannot embrace even a woman?
- JEALOUSY INCARNATE?
This episode can be summed up in one word: jealousy. Almost every character in this hour expressed their jealousy in one way or another. Rin (Hong Jong-hyun) and San (Yoona) stealing glances with each other, with Won (Siwan) noticing every move. Won finally admits being caught in an unrequited love, painfully comparing himself with that of his mother’s affection for his father.
“I know how that feels… having feelings for someone who will not reciprocate them.”
Dan (Park Hwan-hee) also displayed a more relatable side of herself this time. I liked how she showed a hint of jealousy while asking Rin about Won’s love for San, because that’s what most girls do. You can never ask about your love’s other girl without feeling even a pinch of hurt.
Princess Wonseung’s intrusion to the King’s quarters was also because of her jealousy. She was in pain all these years for being ignored by her husband, and the sight of a lowly woman on the King’s bed is like rubbing salt into the wound.
On a scale of one to Wang Jeon, how delusional can you get? All this time he thinks the King is in his favor, and he can order San around. I swear this man is giving K-dramaland’s most possessive jerks a run for their money for holding idiosyncratic beliefs.
- A TASTE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE
It feels so good that someone has finally said something against the treacherous eunuch! Rin noticed the unlikely coincidence that happened when he was blocked by the King’s men while trying to save San.
Expect Song-in (Oh Min-suk) to go all-out in his evil plans against our main heroes in the next episodes. This hour unleashed the demon in him after Won pulled a fast one on him in saving San’s father. He was outwitted by the Queen in making sure that San will be brought to Yuan as a tribute, and gaining all the access to the Minister of Finance’s wealth. Although he retaliated immediately by abducting San, I can feel that this just the start of his downfall.
- QUEEN’S REDEMPTION
Princess Wonseung (Queen Jeguk) is easily becoming one of the fan favorites because of the 180-degree turn of her character. It’s true when they say never underestimate the love of a mother to her child. Ever since Won reached out to her about needing power to protect the ones he loves, she became his fairy godmother. I loved her for getting our trio back together to work on a very important task.
I admired her more when she appreciated Won’s one-sided love for San. She knew Won changed because of her, and even though it is not a good idea to acquire power for personal gains, it is a good start for a future king who never once cared about being on the throne. If Won can love and protect a woman with all his might, he can also embrace an entire dynasty as a king.
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