K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 25-26

“There are two types of people. Those who wish to be happy themselves and those who are happy when others are. So-hwa was the latter.” – Master Lee

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GRUMPY ALLEY

Secrets have been revealed in this episode… and we see our heroine face another challenge in her life. Before we go to this hour’s best moments, let’s listen first to the drama’s 7th OST which was released just yesterday. (finally!)

  • THE CUNNING WOMAN IS NOW A QUEEN

Good news: The King granted Crown Prince Won’s (Siwan) requests to hold powerful positions such as the Chancellor and Commander of the Army.

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Bad news: The King also crowns the cunning little bitch Ok Boo-young (Choo Soo-hyun) as Royal Consort Mu-bi.

  • BREAKING THE BRO CODE

Wang Rin’s (Hong Jong-hyun) affection for San (Yoona) cannot stay a secret anymore. Their feelings are already too strong that it is beyond their control. One by one, people are starting to notice that both Won and Rin love San, and this unfortunate event may affect their friendship. We all know how Won’s mother Princess Wonseung used to threaten Rin using San as the bait, and this time it’s Song-in’s (Oh Min-suk) turn to menace our bromance.

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We all know that Rin is Won’s most loyal friend. How will Song-in lure him to their side? Annoying, yet exciting at the same time!

  • WANG WON, THE RULER

I love how Won’s leadership abilities are slowly highlighted by the show. With Song-in’s intervention, the evil side was able to ransack all the food supplies for Won’s soldiers. This poses a challenge for Won’s ability to rule and provide for his people.

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I was laughing hard when San offered some help for the soldiers’ food supplies through her father’s connections. Won was hesitant at first, but Rin advised him to just accept the offer. Real talk: it does not hurt to get a little help from your friends, king or not. 😉

I got a little annoyed with Won’s inability to listen to Rin. I don’t know if Won is purposely ignoring Rin because he knows that he’s going to confess his brother’s crimes, or he just really lacks the compassion to be able to take time and listen.

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  • REVENGE IS NOT THE ANSWER

Thirteen hours in, and we know by now that Eun San is a badass heroine who is willing to exact revenge for the death of her mother. But sometimes, anger can make you blind of the things around you or the truths that can hurt you. All episode long, Rin was trying to tell San that his brother Jeon was involved in the murder of San’s mother. But Won was always ahead of him. He made sure that all witnesses won’t speak up. This unknowingly caused more harm than good.

Because Princess Wonseung was determined to put San as the Crown Princess, she had to make a way to disqualify Rin’s youngest sister Dan (Park Hwan-hee) as Won’s choice. After all, the Queen has the last word in the selection for the Crown Princess. I loved how San was almost ready to give up the search for the assailant because she wanted to protect Rin from getting involved. She had a hint, but she was not ready to face it head-on because of her friends. But the truth will always be revealed no matter how long the time has passed. And it’s now San’s time to learn the truth behind her household’s misfortune.

Because of the imbalance force that runs this drama, I cannot predict anymore what will happen with San’s anger or even her next move. Good thing Won was there when she was about to slit the throat of Jeon. I hope this will not be the start of our best friends’ fallout! I trust Won to be the glue that binds his friends together.

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