JoAnne: Seriously. How could such a smart guy come up with such a stupid plan?
That also caught me by surprise, but I guess so.
Okay, you teach him about international law. I'll teach him about international relations.
He's my hope too. But not for squashing.
That poor doctor, I was laughing.
So cute. They aren't going to let us have this for long, are they Kakashi...
Poor little tyke.
I loved having my belly rubbed. Maybe I was a cat before, or a dog.
I had to laugh - this guy has such dreams of grandeur and they always gets smashed so easily.
The gill/fin things. I keep laughing.
Looks like the party is over, Fish Boy.
I guess that the son will take the bride meant for the father?
Fish Dad did seem quite broken up about his son, at least.
I want to do his hair.
I just want to slap him upside his damn head right now.
I know the question is rhetorical...
You look like you might be worried, Ye Hua.
I love how he treats her. It's practically my favorite thing in this drama. Never, for not one minute, does he give her even the slightest shred of hope. That doesn't matter when you're batshit crazy, of course, but I still love watching him ignore her.
I joke, but he does love his mama.
He treats her like one. I know that's not his intention but his secretive behavior just makes me mad.
You do have to respect her commitment to the game. But man, do I hate her.
At that, our favorite uncle tells her to quit this shit. She cannot have Ye Hua. But she is all "who can predict what will happen in the Celestial Palace?" Horrible. Horrible! Quick, have a picture of Uncle Three, looking good.
I hope he at least gets back together with Cheng Lu at the end. He's such a good guy at heart.
Ye Hua orders the troops out this very night. Everyone thinks that is much too hasty! But that will be their advantage, says the Crown Prince - nobody expects them to attack so quickly. When they're alone, Uncle Three warns Ye Hua again; now that Su Jin is around, faking his death will have to be done even more convincingly. "Being cut by the Mermaid Clan's Soul Slayer is sure death", says the Crown Prince. WTF, man.
Okay, he's so handsome he's even handsome in his little tin man weathervane hat.
He is confident he can calculate exactly how much he will let himself be cut - so that his wound is truly severe, but he won't die. Of his uncle, he asks to be brought to a secret location afterwards - and have him report to the Heavenly Lord that he disintegrate like smoke. He wants to be free.
That's true love, there. For an idiot.
OMG I want to scream! Uncle Three should not let him do this!!!! But I guess he cannot be stopped. This seems like the only hope for him and Su Su and he is so desperate. A child! How can he bear to even miss one second of his child's life!
He does have pretty compelling reasons for wanting to opt out, I will admit that.
I feel very sorry for him, actually. The moment he fell in love with a mortal woman, his life got derailed ... but not only his life, her life, too. And the life of the people he cares for up in heaven, though there aren't too many of those. Uncle Three time and again questions his decision by mentioning his duty as a Crown Prince. Indeed, by trying to disappear, he becomes a traitor to his own people, so to say - and it is so not like him. He may think that his love to Su Su is everything he needs right now, but in the long run? What will happen then? Will he not feel deep remorse and guilt for abandoning his people? He keeps saying that they will easily find another Crown Prince, but come on! You know exactly how much effort the Heavenly Lord put into you, how many hours he prepared you to be the Crown Prince. Another? Easily? Hardly.
I just keep thinking that even if he abdicates he's still immortal - he's doing this knowing that he will spend thousands of years without her, once she gets old and dies. The smart thing would have been to quit early on, before he truly fell in love. That wouldn't be much of a story, though.
So, this is pure desperation and everybody can tell him that it is a stupid, stupid, reckless idea. I'm very much afraid now.
Yeah, this won't end well.