JoAnne: I don't feel it dragging, exactly, although I DO think it would have been improved by some judicious cutting. In fact, it might have been amazing if held to 20 episodes.
Almost all dramas I've watched would have been perfect at 12, max 16 episodes. *sigh*
JoAnne: I thought this was very, very decent of him. There's a good chance she's going to drop dead really soon, and he knows she'd want to be with her family. I know it's also to his advantage not to have her at court living near So, but I do believe it's mostly for her benefit that he does this. Good Elf Prince!
He is almost too good, if you know what I mean.
Seriously, Fuckwit, why didn't you just do that from the beginning?
He genuinely loves her and has acted with her well-being in mind for most of this story, I admit grudgingly. He has won me over. Of course I'd prefer SoSo since they adore each other... but Wook will try very hard to be a good husband for her and if she can at least treat him with affection and friendship and not cry every time he looks at her... it could work.
I won't be happy if he's not dead at the end of this. Dead and SCALPED.
(heart-eu, heart-eu) - when he hears that, Wang So allows him to get married, even if it means drawing his sword at one of the other soldiers. Well, it's not a cheerful wedding, to say the least. But Wang So overhears some women talking about how there are only nobles and slaves now, no more common people. Just frigging become KING ALREADY, we've been waiting for So long!!!!
Seriously. Make it So. (hahahaha see what I did there? I know you did.)
Se-Won. *bows head* *heart cracks*
Wang Toad is good. I like that. Can he be the kind of toad with ugly warts?
I keep wondering if it's illegal to free them. I mean, she bought them, right? So she can do whatever she wants with them?
Every time I hear his name I think of this baby song: Poing poing, ah linga poing poing, ah linga poing poing, ah linga poing - I don't remember the rest. It's distracting.
Oh for crying out loud, come on. HOW DID NO ONE EVER NOTICE A WHOLE VILLAGE?
I want to step on a toad.
Eun-chun goes and asks that female slave about the Princess, pretending to be from Balhae himself. It's confirmed: Shin-yool is a Princess and she is fated to be the light of another country. And finally, after almost 21 hours of drama, Wang So also learns about Shin-yool's slave scheme - and her true identity. About the frozen lake and the killing of her family. He also learns about the ledger that weasel had and that most certainly belongs to the Chunghae Trading Company.
IT'S ABOUT GODDAMN TIME.
Ah, yes, because that manly Elf will keep her busy with ba---- no, I can't even say the rest.
Why? Is thinking dangerous? Will thinking kill her? If she thinks of cold places, will she die?
She is trying not to think at all, she says. But he knows this is about her dying - or thinking she's dying. He will save her! Only, she doesn't want to be saved. Observing this: Se-won.
Se Won. *sighs heavily* *heart cracks*
That is honestly the most fucked up shit I have heard in a long time. Also: you cure imaginary illness with random plants you pick in the garden that aren't poisonous. Also also: I would have had MUCH respect for this show if they just let Shin Yool want to die because she's TIRED of this mess and it's time for her to go, and nobody told bullshit lies to Wookie to spare his precious Elf feelings.
Wang So is pining outside the Trading Company ... thinking about Shin-yool's terrible fate, the cold water and that he has finally lost her, after all she had to go through. Well, that's definitely an occasion to go see her, right? They meet at the inn and it's very sad. Yeah, this drama is just sad sad sad, bleh. He calls her Assistant Head, which is just ... sad. She tells him to come back in the morning. Which is just ... sad. But he can't, he says, he is busy in the morning. And anyway, he has just come to confirm something: does she know that book that says "Humans In"? Of course she does - it's hers! He promises to bring it back and check what Weasel is up to with it.
You know, I'm tired of all the times they say Goodbye, we can't see each other anymore...and then just see each other the next day like it's NBD.
If I thought she would stick to any of that, I'd be proud of her... because it's the right thing to do. She's about to marry Wook, and if she's going to do that, then it's his feelings to be considered. He knows SoYool will always exist in their hearts, but he's trying to be a thoughtful husband anyway, and there's no need to rub his nose in the fact that he's not her choice, at all. But I know tomorrow they'll just make another excuse to see each other and be sad, so the little speech is pointless.
I can understand her being tired and wanting to stop everything, really I can. And I can understand Wook holding out hope for a cure, really I can. But do we have to see it every five minutes?
Se Won. *tears up* *heart cracks*
When you said Poong spills all his beans, I thought you meant something else.
Yeah, well, sometimes I plant little misunderstanding deliberately.
Maybe take her swimming?
Wang Wook has something to discuss with Se-won. And then, he leads Se-won into Shin-yool's room. She is sleeping upright ... or dying? A bit of both? She greets Se-won friendly (... uhm, Shin-yool? This is the guy who chased you through the woods?!)
She even MENTIONS it like they all were out there playing games and someone got a little rough because of excitement. No biggie.
I liked that you could see that he acknowledges, at least for himself, that she is his sister and that he is moved by that knowledge. But why can't they know it together?
Exactly. Why can't they? Is it because they would try to kill her for being the Last Princess, Light of Another Country? Toooooooooooo Dangerous to LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE.
If you KILL everyone, Toad, who will King Poong RULE?
At the moment, Wang So is meeting with his Righteous Men: they have to follow him to Seokyung and hide there. He expects a disturbance. But before leaving, he stares into the air for a bit, thinking sadly about Shin-yool's last words. Ah, he has come to inform Wook about leaving. And to warn him about Consul Wang's next move, which certainly involves Chunghae Town and Shin-yool. Wook must protect her. And Wook will.
It's not like Wook needed to be told that, you know?
Se Won. *tiny sob* but in reality at this point I'm thinking well of course he's not going to DO it, he'll have something worked out with So and Wook and Yeo Won, right?
Seriously. You made a decision, get over the moping and get on with it. Also: you need to be the drummer in that band. Poong and the Enforcers. (I LOVE IT!)
It means Goryeo will live on for a thousand years, ya numbskull. It's a way of saying forever, sort of. Honestly, these Wangs are not that bright.
Of the episode? Almost.
CommentsA looooooooong episode preparing us for Shin-yool's death. Looooooooooong. And I want to smack her. This self-pity is getting on my nerves BIG TIME. You're not dead yet!!!! Stop pretending that you are and get OVER IT.
I HATE THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR. It makes me want to pinch people. Hard.
Wook also got on my nerves with his constant worrying (yeah, sure, I understand that he was worrying, I would be worrying too, but still! On my nerves).
I am less irritated by Wook's worrying, because the one thing he is NOT worrying about is will she run off secretly to meet with So? No. He's not worrying about the fact that she loves someone else. He's worrying about easing her pain, both physical and mental. He's worrying about curing her. He's worrying about her over-exerting herself. He's worrying about whether moping will kill her. It might. I can tell you it WILL kill us.
And Se-won! He got on my nerves the most!!! All that stupid hiding and watching and then, in the end, following Consul Wang's order to kill his sister?! WHY??! He could just protect Yeo-won by running away from her. He is so STUPID.
Se Won. Se Won-ah. I was so surprised that you would go through with this. *heart crumbles to dust*
Wang Sik-Ryeom gets on my nerves with his stupid chuckling and scheming, because he schemes the same shit over and over and pretends it's news to us. No, we're not stupid! We know you're just turning in circles, you stupid drama!
Pull his weave out, strand by strand. Wanna?
Wang So didn't get on my nerves, because there was hardly any Wang So in the episode and because he really didn't do much. Well, he could finally BECOME KING, but we're running out of episodes, so he will probably never be king in this stupid drama.
I know he's moving toward that decision and I'm still curious about how he plans to reconcile the decision with the fact that his brother is on the throne, because that still matters to him.