Drama Recaps
My Princess: Episode 14
by | February 17, 2011 | 232 Comments

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The Cute has returned! All hail the return of The Cute! Someone please, throw us a royal ball in The Cute’s honor. It’s the least you could do for dragging us through such nonsense and boredom. I mean, what’s a princess gotta do for a royal party up in this house?


Aaaand, we have contact! They kiss, and Hae-young tells her that they can’t run away from each other now: “I couldn’t possibly know how hard it is for you, how you’re feeling right now. But that’s how I can keep you by my side.”

He asks if his room is empty, the Royal Grand Executive Presidential Suite, and tells her to go ahead and up-charge him for the hot water, since he’ll be staying. She protests, but he says he’s coming down with a cold since she made him wait outside all day in the freezing cold.

She calls him out on faking it just to stay, and he makes her feel his forehead and puts on his best poor puppy face. He insists he’s really really cold, and tells her to turn up the heat…”Or if you’re going to stay with me all night, a cold room’s fine.” Rawr.

That earns him a glare and a huffy exit from the princess. He laughs, quite pleased with himself.

Yoon-ju gets called to a meeting in the palace, and she finds herself entering quite the official board meeting…that she knew nothing about. Jung-woo tells her to sit down, and then speaks for the group, announcing their position on the fake royal doohickey incident: They believe Yoon-ju should take responsibility, as in resign.

Afterwards Yoon-ju speaks to Jung-woo alone, trembling in anger at how he “could do this to her” like he’s the bad guy here. She asks if he’s doing this for Seol, or the monarchy, or that goddamned history he loves so much.

He tells her that he can do more than just make her resign if he needs to, and responds that its “because of a woman that I once loved to death.” Aw, sad. I don’t think that girl exists anymore, buddy. He tells her that he’s emptying everything she has, so that she can start over. Which would maybe be a better sentiment if she had a soul or something.

Back at the pension, Seol eats while Hae-young just stares at her. She reminds him that he was dying of hunger just a few minutes ago, but he refuses to eat, wanting desperately to get sick. Ha.

He muses that if he falls really ill, then she’ll stay up all night with him, tending to his fever, and momentarily forgetting all of her pain. He tells her that he wants to get so sick that she can’t help but stay by his side, despite all the reasons why they can’t be together.

She tells him that Mom will be back soon, but he’s got that covered—she’s not returning for the night, and also, she’d be on his side anyway. “Your mom loves Park suh-bang.”

Seol looks up at him and says, “I like him too. I like Park Hae-young a lot, and I missed him too.” But she adds that she needs time before she can come to grips with their families’ past, and come to laugh about it. Right now what she needs is someone to be mad at…and the only one around is Hae-young.

Well that’s a silly argument if I’ve ever heard one. Either you’re mad at him or you’re not. Anger is not transferred from one party—his father—to the son, like inheritance or debt. This is inorganic conflict in action: Drama needs them to stay apart, so she’s gonna be mad at him. He’s like the anger patsy.

He tells her to be mad at him as much as she wants, so long as she doesn’t push him away too far. He says to watch him be happy because of her, and be as mad as she wants, because he wants to do at least that much for her. Heh. He means it sincerely, but it reads like a challenge, ’cause how long could she possibly endure if he’s going to be all lovey dovey?

They’re interrupted by a man at the door—it’s Hae-young’s replacement at the palace, here to bring the princess back. His presence immediately spikes Hae-young’s competitive streak, and after Seol refuses to return to the palace, he cuts the guy down to size. He sends a message to the President not to mess with the monarchy anymore.

Upstairs, Hae-young triumphantly tells her this is why she needs a man in the house, and reports the guy gone. Seol: “Well if that guy’s gone, maybe this guy can go too.” (They use the word nom which technically means “guy,” but connotes something more like “ass.”)

Hae-young: “What? Nom? You know, you sometimes call me nom every once in a while…” as he shuffles his feet. Hahaha. I love Wounded Pride Hae-young.

He refuses to leave, since there’s more people bound to show up. Just then, the doorbell rings, and Seol’s friends from school show up, invited by Hae-young. Next Gunnie and her court lady enter, followed by the bodyguard/minion who apparently switched sides from Gramps to Hae-young.

Seol lights up, jumping around like a little girl at the sight of her friends, and smiles at Hae-young when she realizes that he did all this for her. The doorbell rings again, and Hae-young wonders who it might be since this is everyone he invited…

And he walks back in with heavy steps, followed by a smiling Jung-woo. Yay! He joins the party, despite Hae-young’s grumbling that he wasn’t even invited.

They toast and have a good time, and Hae-young goes to the kitchen to replenish snacks, dragging Jung-woo along with him. Probably discontent to leave him alone with Seol for even a second.

In the kitchen, Hae-young watches Seol having a good time with affection, and makes a point of calling her “Our Seol,” a Koreanism that really means “My Seol.” Jung-woo notes it not without the trademark exasperation that accompanies all things Hae-young, but he’s not here to fight over Seol, much to my sadness.

He says that they look good together and he’s jealous—not so much of him, but of their situation. He then tells Hae-young about firing Yoon-ju, and asks him to help him out and go easy on her. Hae-young says he can’t do that, and that he’d only cause her more pain anyway.

There’s some fighting over Gunnie’s attention, and Seol’s friend cries out for Mr. P to bring more beer. He deflects the serving duties to Mr. N, and Jung-woo says that they should go with whoever has more money. Hae-young counters with age, and Jung-woo is finally reduced to rock-paper-scissors. Ha.

Gunnie rifles through Hae-young’s cell phone and finds a video labeled “Ero-Seol,” and both Hae-young and Seol jump at the mention of his nickname for her. Hae-young jumps up to pry it out of his hands, but everyone holds them back as Gunnie connects it to the tv for everyone to watch.

It’s the practice video of Seol doing test runs before the press conference, and everyone squeals that he’s carrying that around in his phone, while he and Seol just die of embarrassment. So cute.

Jung-woo scoffs that it’s not racy at all, despite the moniker, and then muses that this might BE racy…to Hae-young. Cue a big Woooooooooo~~ from the crowd, and Hae-young pretty much admits defeat with a “but she’s pretty in it, right?”

Seol wakes up the next morning to the comforting smell of Gunnie’s cooking, but her face falls when Jung-woo tells her that Hae-young left early in the morning. So much for wanting to be mad at him, yeah?

But then everyone gets up and scurries to the tv in a hurry, and Seol joins them to find Hae-young giving a press conference. Oy, this show and the deus ex press conference.

Hae-young basically outs his family’s backstory in relation to the monarchy—specifically how his grandfather’s fortune was built on what was once the royal treasury, and how he’s felt guilty about it all these years, hence Grandpa’s grand gesture of giving all his wealth to the restoration.

He tells them all about how the three generations of his family have caused the monarchy strife, and adds a plea for the public to take care of the princess. It all amounts to a giant public apology, for the sins of his family.

Seol watches all of this as Jung-woo drives her back to the city, and she mutters with tears in her eyes that Hae-young must be crazy. Jung-woo says that it’s probably the best that he could possibly do for her.

She finds him outside his grandfather’s hospital room, bracing for impact. She looks up at him with tears brimming in her eyes, asking why he’d do such a thing. He tells her that it was the best he could think of, and he didn’t tell her because she would’ve stopped him.

Seol: “How could you do that? I can’t do anything for you. What am I supposed to do now?” How ’bout love him freely? No? Still need more dramatic tension? Okay then.

Hae-young goes in to see his grandfather, preparing for an onslaught of epic proportions. But he’s startled to find Grandpa smiling back at him, countering his apology with a stamp of approval for telling the truth…which is something he couldn’t ever bring himself to do.

He thanks Hae-young for letting him finally lay his burdens down, and adds an apology of his own, for being the one to cause Lee Ahn’s death, and for causing such a rift with Hae-young’s father. He tells him not to hate his father because of the things that Grandpa has done.

Outside, Seol waits anxiously, as Yoon-ju walks up, full of self-righteous indignation. She blames Seol for driving Hae-young to this point. She lays into her for being so selfish, adding that she’s not the only one who’s suffered—Hae-young may appear to have grown up with a silver spoon, but he had a lonely and difficult life.

Yoon-ju accuses her of planning all of this from the beginning, which just cracks me up. A) She’s not you. B) Seol, she’s sweet, but she’s no mastermind. Basic reasoning is a strain on her.

Yoon-ju railroads her with a guilt trip about making Hae-young confess these things himself, and finishes off with how everything that’s happened is Seol’s fault. Oh, so you’re the one who hatched an evil plan wherein your goal was to make Gramps fall into a coma, but it’s all Seol’s fault? Oh. Got it. I was confused, but I see now how it’s not your fault at all.

Grandpa thanks Hae-young, and tells him that he trusts him completely. He asks him to take care of the princess, and with his burden finally lifted, he closes his eyes…and passes away.

Everyone rushes in as Hae-young cries for Grandpa to wake up, and even Yoon-ju Bot cries. Seol stands back, no doubt crippled by the guilt trip that Yoon-ju just laid on her, and cries.

As Hae-young spreads his grandfather’s ashes, he tearfully asks for forgiveness. Everyone but Seol leaves, and Yoon-ju looks back at them standing there. She makes a call to Hae-young’s father, and tells him that she’ll find a way to get him back in the country, and not to worry—Hae-young will be happy to see him. Are you literally scheming over Grandpa’s ashes? My god, woman.

Yoon-ju goes to try and lift the ban on Hae-young’s father, only to be caught red-handed by Hae-young. He tells her not to do anything, even if it’s for him, and if it’s for her…well then that’s a delusion. Ha. Awesome.

Jung-woo comes to see Seol with an “I’m just here to see you,” and laughs that her reaction isn’t what it used to be. He hands over the real royal satchel, because nothing says royalty like embroidery. He tells her that he promised the chairman that he’d put it back in the real princess’ hands, and asks her to return to the palace, because whether or not she’s there, she’s the princess.

She goes to meet Hae-young, who tells her vaguely that he’s got something he has to take care of, so he’ll be out of touch for a while. He presents her with a flowerpot, and says that it’s supposed to grow into flowers. She asks what kind but he doesn’t know. “Grow them, and I’ll be back, and you can tell me what kind of flowers I gave you.” She jokes that it sure is a weird present, but is touched at the sentiment.

He makes one request: that she return to the palace. No matter which way he looks at it, he thinks that’s where she belongs. He starts looking into the whole inheritance matter, and his lawyer tells him that his father, the rightful heir, must relinquish his claim before Grandpa’s money goes to the monarchy.

Seol ponders what to do as she puts the following comment online:

Seol: I’m growing a plant, without knowing what kind of flowers will bloom. He’s given me frustration and excitement all at once. Does Mr. P know?

Gotta love a princess who spills her heart online. She goes to visit Grandpa’s ashes, and apologizes for always blaming him, and never thanking him for helping her find her family. She promises not to run away anymore, and then re-enters the palace.

Her first order of business is to search out Yoon-ju. Showdown time? Aw, yeah. She finds her back at her old job in the museum, and calls her by her title for one last time…and then starts calling her by name, asserting her authority.

Seol reminds her of her words when she was leaving that palace: that when she returned, Yoon-ju would be dead. Ha. She follows through with her promise, the first of which is to fire her from this job too. Awesome.

Yoon-ju throws a hissy fit that this museum was put under her care directly by the chairman, but Seol gives her a wake up call. “That may have been the case yesterday, but today things have changed. The Hae-young Museum is now under the purview of the palace, and I choose the staff. So get out of my palace.” Kick. Ass.

Yoon-ju complains to her father that the museum was her entire life and she deserves it, wah, wah, wah. Even her dad is sick of hearing her entitled rants, and tells her that she’s been given a cut of the inheritance and a position at Daehan Construction. So, you’re getting a new position handed to you, and you’re still complaining? Gah.

Seol takes to her princess duties with zest, and starts strategizing for the best ways to spread Korean culture. Imma go with…dramas. She keeps getting no answer when she calls Hae-young, and when she asks her bodyguard, he tells her that Hae-young left the country. She flips her lid that they should’ve put him on the no-fly list (What is with this show and the no-fly list?) and pouts at his prolonged absence.

She begins her lessons with Hae-young’s replacement, and when he presents her with her new study schedule, she decides she doesn’t like it. She writes up one of her own, which includes: “History: Nam Jung-woo. Economics: Steve Jobs. English: John Park. Music: Beast, Rain. Fashion: Shinee. Horseback Riding: Bidam.”

LOL. This girl cracks me up. Her teacher stares slack-jawed, and she tells him that she trusts in his capabilities, and asks him to round ’em up in a week. Hahaha.

As time passes and the flowers grow, Seol studies hard. In voiceover we hear the texts that she sends him, asking why he’s taking so long. “What are you taking care of? Are you cleaning up after all the women in your life? Are there that many? Don’t just take care of one a day. Go breakfast, lunch, and dinner.” Heh.

Another one: “Today I’m wearing a really short skirt! If you don’t hurry back, I’m gonna wear a low-cut dress!” And: “Did you find somebody else? Is it a foreign princess? Is she prettier than me? But isn’t it possible that I’m prettier?!”

She finally sends a text insisting that she’s going to be cool about it, but then follows up with a request that he just reply ONCE, with a period, just so that she knows he’s there. She gets impatient, but then one day he replies, with just one period.

She leaps up for joy, jumping up and down with so much excitement that she slips off the fountain…

And who’s there to catch her, but her knight in shining designer suit?


A much better episode, back to a lot of the lightness that made this show so breezy and fun in the beginning. I certainly hope we stay in this tone for the final stretch, as the monarchy conflict is so overly simplistic, for the drama that they’re trying to milk out of it. What’s nice is that this episode’s drama came from a much more grounded place—losing Grandpa, stepping in to fulfill his dreams, taking responsibility for one’s position, be it Princess or Grandson and Heir.

Thankfully, his death serves to wash the slate clean, so that Seol can’t hide her feelings behind her anger anymore, flimsy reasoning that it was. It’s nice to see our couple being openly expressive and caring, even if they have to spend time apart.

When I think about all that plot spinning that went on over that goddamned royally embroidered pain in my ass, when it was just going to be returned to her like, “Oops, no biggie!” it makes me shake my fists of fury.

But this episode brought a much-needed touch of humor, warmth, and cuteness that brought a big smile to my face. That, and…I love me some Tough Princess, kickin’ ass and takin’ names.


232 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Beng

    Nice!!! thanks GF – TGIF =)

  2. Amber's Cube

    And who’s there to catch her, but her knight in shining designer suit?

    Oh I love men in designer suit. And HY smile….awww he is awesome. He came at the right moment. I love love the ending…soooo cute.

    • 2.1 Amber's Cube

      As of 10:08 pm PST, there’s like 1042 users online…it was like 800+ before the recap was posted..

      Thank you so much GF.

  3. jiaxin

    omg been stalking dramabeans.com alll night for this eeeeeeekkk

    • 3.1 miaka0210

      me too!!!
      refresh! refresh! refresh! refresh! refresh! refresh! refresh!

    • 3.2 Razial

      Me too! it’s good to know I’m not the only one 😀

      • 3.2.1 jossy

        Dramabeaners are probably the biggest abusers of the ‘Refresh’ button..lol
        ack, this episode was oodles of cute (**cough, Gramps may you r.i.p.) I likey..
        Ha! you go super-osum mi-shil channelling Princess!
        If it wasn’t classy, I would’ve totally loved her to kick some bot ass, literally..
        and her list of demands in regards to her studies..Major LOL fashion – you hit the bullseye with that one..:D

        • elle loves krama

          “Dramabeaners are probably the biggest abusers of the ‘Refresh’ button..lol”
          Guilty as charged 🙂

  4. ohemgee

    i could use some more cute+kissy face from these two!!

    thanks for the recap as always!

  5. miaka0210

    i just love that ending. especially the part when she was talking to herself or even just the messages she was sending. sooo cute and funny!!!! “Today I’m wearing a really short skirt! If you don’t hurry back, I’m gonna wear a low-cut dress!” hahahaha

  6. Fasiris Fay

    been losing interest slowly, but since you say the cute does return, I shall return for this week’s episodes to see if it really does return….

  7. x0mi07

    i came as soon as i saw it posted on my twitter feed. am reading from my oldschool phone. OMG the cutest most progressive ep is when our grandpa dies?!=,( oh yy, what do we do now?!=,( tnx gf for the awesome recap. am crying lots of tears reading it. i guess IU’s Someday as my reading soundtrack is only helping me cry more.=,(

    • 7.1 YY

      I’m in pain…..

      • 7.1.1 samgetang

        don’t be, YY…sometimes someone has to die so that others may live 🙂 i predict this will have the highest online traffic for any kdrama episode! long live the princess and her prince 🙂

      • 7.1.2 MAVY

        maybe you’ll like HY dad better…. he is old gramps son…. gotta be into you twisted liking 😛

  8. akiko

    tnx for the recap. ^_^

  9. chiachan

    thank you so much!!!!!!!

  10. 10 HalfALu

    …nothing says royalty like embroidery. Eggggzackly! I love it!!

  11. 11 chuachumill

    lalalalallalalal~~~im loving itttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt!!

  12. 12 Katey B

    Thanks GF. You’ve got me thinking I should give this a try.

    • 12.1 Katey B

      Have just watched the episode.

      Did a lot of chuckling at Mr P, a bit of wincing-at MJ burping at the party and the staff clapping when all LS says ‘Are you alright?’ to them. I also did some major celebrating (-in my head I was going all cheerleader) when Y got knocked back not just once but THREE TIMES by none other than the professor, LS, and her father. Oh yes!

      Still not fully back on board with this drama but have some tentative hopes it will win me over by the end of the series.

      Want to see another Y slap down as I think she still is in plotting mode.

      Also look forward to seeing the actor who plays HY’s father come and earn some more cash by appearing in some more scenes and clearing up the mystery of LS’s dad’s death which I’m still confused about.

      Not forgetting some more cute stuff and PHY shirtless one more time-surely a bathroom scene to end the show would be the way to go-LS can be brushing her teeth as long as we get that man in the shower:)

      • 12.1.1 MAVY

        Why just brushing her teeth?!!! we deserve something downright heart stopping toe curling after the last two weeks in angst land!!!! I say next week no shirt for SSH!!

  13. 13 ck1Oz

    YES! Thank you so so so much.

    • 13.1 ck1Oz

      Sigh.HY in full blown confession mode is the cutest thing.

      Sigh again and I’ve gotta love LS firing YJ…YES!!

      Oh and the Ero seol/Ya Seol…incident was hilarious 🙂

  14. 14 bishbash

    im not sure if it’s just me, but somehow i find when yoon ju appears, PYJ looked like she just cried before shooting each and every single scene.

    her eyes n nose are just too red!

    anyway, thanks GF for the recap!!

  15. 15 atul

    thanks for the recap GF! now i can be more patient waiting for this episode to air w english subtitle.

  16. 16 rita

    i am sooo glad to hear i am not the only dramabeans stalker …i killed time playing games on my laptop until this was posted!! thanks a bunch…..

    • 16.1 Lythial

      lol – I was doing the same…between watching New Tales of Gisaeng, I kept checking to see if this was posted yet 😀

      • 16.1.1 Kdramalove

        lol….I think we are all doing the same thing. but thank god that this ep has gotten better, I did not even bother watching the last ep.

  17. 17 Sera

    thank you girlfriday!

  18. 18 Portia

    Yay!!! I just got home from a friend’s house and I was so hoping this recap would be posted!!! I can’t wait to watch the episode…the last one was kind of meh, as you said, but I have high hopes for this one! 🙂

  19. 19 laya

    LOL, Steve Jobs, Rain, Shinee… Bidam? Hey, I’d so totally ask for those too. 😛

    love it!

    thanks for the recap, Gf!

    • 19.1 Jomo

      Darn that Army requirement!

      It would have been cool to have Kim Nam Gil show up in a cameo!

      Where’s Rain right now?

      • 19.1.1 Laya

        I think Rain is also in the military now.


        (I wish we had that military requirement in my country, teach the mama’s boys some responsibility haha. But it sucks having to wait so long to see KNG onscreen again.)

  20. 20 lavender

    So. Cute. MOAR, MOAR, MOAR!

  21. 21 abel

    i super love it!!! thanks for the recap.

  22. 22 Celest

    Totally cracked up on that list of “teachers” for Seol. BiDam for horseback riding? as in QSD’s BiDam? LOL

    SSH was too frickin cute in this episode. I swear, his smile practically melts me…haha. I’m quite intrigued as how they’re gonna end this show actually. Now that the resident betch has been taken care of, what now?

    • 22.1 elle loves krama

      Demanding “Steve Jobs” was funny, but “Bidam” was hilarious! She is too freaking adorable! Her and SSH is just this awesome cuteness extravaganza!

      • 22.1.1 B-Ko

        I love how MBC dramas now throw in QSD references

  23. 23 caryatid

    so love their ending pose… so cute.:D

  24. 24 abui

    Love your recaps! can’t wait to watch this eps!

  25. 25 karen hau

    i have become a stalker too

  26. 26 Yenna

    I cracked up. alot.

  27. 27 Noypi

    I finally get to see HOW MUCH different it is when we have so much more CUTE in an episode.. the ep just flies by so fast… Love this ep!! 😀 one more week, awwww… need to find a replacement, pronto!

  28. 28 tari

    omo mo the second screencap..it’s 30°C now in my town and that screencap didn’t help at all..nice one GF thanks.

  29. 29 Nana

    Haha, girl, if you use your princess power to bring Kim Nam-Gil back early from military, I shall bow down to you

  30. 30 mey

    props for “deus ex press conference”

  31. 31 Severine

    YAY! Welcome back, cute, we missed you dearly.

    I’m pretty sure Seol’s firing of Yoon-ju makes me the happiest k-drama watcher ever.

  32. 32 ditdut

    It cracks me up how she was all “Good job, but I hate your schedule. I’d like Steve Jobs to do my class instead.” LMAO.

  33. 33 Rita (Tarits)

    I can’t stop grinning from ear to ear. Such a delightful episode and such a delightful recap.

  34. 34 MJP

    Thanks for the recap! Much appreciated.

  35. 35 alex

    someone please slap/scratch the face/throw into the fountain the evil witch for me!!!!

  36. 36 kay

    finally the cute is back!

  37. 37 Kiara

    Bidam FTW lol.

  38. 38 dramaaddict

    “Seol takes to her princess duties with zest, and starts strategizing for the best ways to spread Korean culture. Imma go with…dramas” LOL you are right on the money, through dramas I have fallen in love with Seoul, the bread, the language, the music, and of course the men. I had really high expectations for this drama, and although I’m disappointed, it’s got great rom-com elements.

    • 38.1 elle loves krama

      Very true. I know dramas are not supposed to exactly depict Korean culture, but they are a great entry point. I feel like I am learning something each time I watch one and then go back to look for thing related to a specific episode, or event.
      I love kdramas, I am obsessed with MP, and I want SSH to be my Korean culture teacher 😀

      Thanks for the recap!

      • 38.1.1 Maracarrero

        Sign me up for that class, even if it means traveling/moving to Seul. What a fantasy! We could be like Lee Seol swooning over Prof. Nam. 😉

  39. 39 stars4u

    The flowerpot present reminded me of alex and shin ae from WGM season 1 when they parted for a while which was sort of re-enacted on this epi.

    • 39.1 elsie

      This is off topic, but wgm season 1 was so good. This was also when Kim Hyun Joong looked the best before his second nose job for Boys Before Flowers. 🙁

  40. 40 sakura

    enjoyed reading your recap thanks.

  41. 41 Almontel

    thanks for the recap…and yes, i’m so happy with this episode!!!
    she finally was able to stand up to that YJ! ugh!!!
    yeah, get out of my palace!!!

    i love the ending too and the part about wearing short skirt…ha ha ha…
    they’ve always had great ‘fountain’ history, huh?

    is it just me or does anyone notice that SSH and KTH seems to be a ‘real’ couple? they’re such a handsome couple, i really wouldn’t mind seeing them date for reals!

    • 41.1 samgetang

      great “fountain” history, you bet! i’d like some fountain babies, too 😉 both for reel and real, hehe…

    • 41.2 Jomo

      I had one of those “A – ha!” moments re-watching the episode where she jumps into the fountain.

      HY had to lift her out of the fountain that day to erase his earlier meanness of putting her into it.

      • 41.2.1 samgetang

        “AHA” indeed! Brilliant, jomo 🙂

      • 41.2.2 YY

        So wise…*shaking head in amazement*

  42. 42 YY: Why? Why?

    Fare Thee Well Grandpa

    Why Grandpa why
    Why must you die
    And leave me to cry
    Oh me oh my
    I sigh sigh sigh
    Bye-bye bye-bye
    My lovely old guy

    • 42.1 clichique

      It’s okay. New grandpas will come. Don’t fret, YY.

    • 42.2 samgetang

      hahahahahahaha! (is this the right reaction to someone who’s just in pain ‘cos of the death of a beloved? sorry…)

    • 42.3 Heartbroken YY

      clichique and sam, thanks for your condolences. That wicked Jomo has no sympathy at all. She left a post telling me that there are other OLD fish swimming SLOWLY in the sea. How heartless is that! Talk about adding insult to injury, rubbing salt on my bleeding heart ……ohhhh…*weeps heartwrenchingly into black kerchief*

      • 42.3.1 samgetang

        Ooooooohhhhhh! YY! Booohooohoooo! I have no words, no words, my friend.

      • 42.3.2 Grampa, currently residing off the cliff

        For 89 years I’ve lived both happily and sad
        Saw some wars, knew a king, I will vouch.
        With his money made a fortune,
        with some lady sired a son
        then kicked him out of Korea, lost a pouch.

        My lackeys lied to me when they said they couldn’t find
        My only way to heaven through a princess
        Lucky for Lee Seul,
        (and even luckier for my soul)
        My grandson asked the country for forgiveness.

        Don’t cry for me, you guys, especially wise YY’s.
        I got exactly what I wanted, doncha know.
        Now – Hae Young: Go find your Dad!
        Conju mama – Don’t stay mad
        Make some babies with my grandson for the Show!

        • samgetang

          To Grampa:

          Hold on, hold tight
          There is no more fight
          The cliff opens up
          To the sky above

          Let Hae Young, grandson
          And Lee Seol, his only one
          Grow the flow’r in the pot
          To bring back the merry lot

          We are sad, so sad
          We know you ain’t that bad
          But we are a-grinnin’ n a-smilin’
          For only son is a-flyin’ in

          Back..back to where it all began.
          Land of the morning
          Land of the calm
          This, my thanks…sam.

          • Jomo

            LOVE IT!
            Touching and sweet!

          • YY

            That’s so sad…..*bawling*

          • samgetang

            thanks, jomo…

            sorry again, YY…


        • YY

          I’m glad you sound chirpy even though you are in the netherworld, Grandpa ghost….

          • Grampa, currently residing off the cliff

            I’m kinda busy, actually.

            Me n Key Lime’s dad are going drinking later.
            Just got back from horseback riding with Bidam. (She’s right. He’s good.)

          • samgetang

            hahahaha! kdrama heaven, indeed… LOL!

          • YY

            Glad to hear you’re doing great, grandpa ghost. Say hi to your new friends for me. Things have been pretty quiet here ever since you…er…left. Your grandson still mopes around a lot, but in a good way. You got any powers up there? Cos I saw Ghost and Patrick Swayze was pretty nifty at lifting stuff and things like that. So I was wondering can you like lift HY and LS and like throw them in a bed? And hold HY’s head tight so he doesn’t tilt? And clamp LS’s mouth shut when she wants to
            O-kiss? Thanks.

          • samgetang

            “So I was wondering can you like lift HY and LS and like throw them in a bed? And hold HY’s head tight so he doesn’t tilt? And clamp LS’s mouth shut when she wants to

            this made me laugh so hard, hahaha! tears were streaming down my face 🙂 we are so fond of our diplomat and princess..they are the best! 🙂

            and YY, you are on a roll, hehe 🙂 let’s cross our fingers so grampa will grant our wish!!!

    • 42.4 MAVY

      Hahahahaha you guys and the recap have made my week!!! the ode to grandpa shall go down in history!! hahaha

  43. 43 janis

    thank you, girlfriday, for the recaps… truly truly appreciate you!

  44. 44 Lurkee

    LOL. glad to know I’m not the only one killing time whilst waiting for the recaps. Thanks GF! Thanks JV!

  45. 45 clichique

    Oh my god. THIS WAS WHAT I NEEDED.

    I squealed n+1 times in this episode. OMFG. KIM TAEHEE. SONG SEUNGHEON. JUST GET MARRIED ALREADY.

    Okay, seriously, I honestly don’t understand why SSH hasn’t taken more comedic roles. He is perfectly fine doing comedic scenes, a la embarrassed Haeyoung, a la cute-faced pouty Haeyoung, a la creeper smile Haeyoung (seriously, did you see that creeper smile he was harboring when her friends started coming in… LOLOL). It is SO MUCH better than the head tilt, shut eyes, repeated blinking, rolling eyes, ETC ETC.


    I didn’t get to spend 150% of my energy on this episode, as per usual, because I had to translate a paper into Chinese that was making me angry. So I will probably rewatch this episode. BUT OMG SO CUTE SO CUTEEE.

    Plotwise, this episode was pretty anticlimactic. Also, this felt like such an ending episode.. I could actually see this drama ending right here. Wonder what the last two episodes are going to be about…. CAN IT BE MORE CUTEE??? I don’t care about other things. I just want to see Haeyoung + Seol combo and squeal in cuteness galore. And more kissing!!

    • 45.1 Noypi

      Maybe the rest of the episodes will be figuring out how the Princess will have a love life.. lol, or if the country would want a princess at all.. And I hope to god that they wont waste time on Yoon Ju trying to redeem herself… but I have a bad feeling they will..

      • 45.1.1 Jomo

        “how the Princess will have a love life”

        I’m picturing a sound proof room somewhere hidden deep in the palace – hot tub, champagne, shelves of Ya-seul…

        Just keep HY AWAY from the camera phone and nobody will find out.

        • samgetang

          “Just keep HY AWAY from the camera phone and nobody will find out.”

          HY sounds like a voyeur, hahaha!

    • 45.2 samgetang

      hahaha! clichique, i know! this is a MOST awesome episode. if we can wrap SSH/PHY and sell clones of him we would be millionaires. how much more sexy, cute, funny, adorable, thoughtful, perfect can he get? hehehe. we are all envious of LS/KTH. the press conference confession, calling the friends for an impromptu get together in the inn, the ero-seol video, the flower pot, the period in the text. it is just too much!i wish they’d just continue all this cute in real life, hahahahaha! this is the best pre-final scenes so far…it can even end here, just like you say. 🙂

    • 45.3 YY

      Daddy’s going to come back and explain everything. Then they’ll go dating maybe? They’ve never gone on a proper date before. But I feel ep 15 will end on a cliffhanger, to be resolved in the last ep. Not bad actually, I was worried it would be a rushed ending like in poor Tamra, and Bad Guy.

      Agree with you clichique, SSH is best when he’s not emoing and being just a happy mischievous guy….you can see him literally sparkle in that role….he’s simply amazing like that….really top of his form. His forte is being obnoxious and charming and teasing all at the same time. Which leads me to believe he’s like that in real life. All those bts scenes….he’s exactly like that….teasing KTH and joking. I think he can’t do drama and angst cos he’s not like that at all….he’s a happy carefree guy and he’s happiest being himself.

      • 45.3.1 samgetang

        YY is that you?

        “he’s a happy carefree guy and he’s happiest being himself.”

        cant agree more 😉

        • YY

          yes it’s me….why? Do I sound different? My voice’s all choked up but I have to be strong and soldier on for my oppa.

          • samgetang

            i thought you would be somewhere mourning the loss of grampa…and not thinking about his happy carefree grandson 😉

            glad you are bouncing back, my dear friend, hehe…

          • YY

            I want to thank you for your support, sam…really appreciate it in these dark times.

          • samgetang

            anything for you, mah dear friend. 🙂

      • 45.3.2 mems

        ooh, where do you watch the bts videos?

        • YY

          Yutube has a lot

  46. 46 dramabuff

    I cracked at “Horseback Riding: Bidam” hahahaha Didn’t she know he’s dead??? OMG So funny

    • 46.1 clichique

      Probably didn’t get that far enough in Queen Seondeok.

    • 46.2 elle loves krama

      Oh no! Don’t remind me :'(

  47. 47 sisa

    “Horse back riding: Bidam” LOL!! XDDDD

  48. 48 sisa

    “Horse back riding: Bidam” LOL!! XDDDD i’d like that too.

  49. 49 rose

    i just like this drama , every princess drama i so love a knight in shinning suit hehehehe ….. wait i like a prince in shinning suit …….

  50. 50 ziel

    thanks for the recaps

    super love this episode
    hoping there would be a royal wedding that will produce cute little hae young and lee seol in the next episodes

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