Drama Recaps
My Princess: Episode 15
by | February 23, 2011 | 183 Comments

SO MUCH CUTENESS in this episode. It’s like the good ol’ days, which I wasn’t expecting so late in the game with all the monarchy stuff nearing resolution, but which I found refreshingly welcome. True, it’s a little low on story movement, but when you pit story movement against some majorly adorable Kim Tae-hee/Song Seung-heon couple antics, it’s no contest.

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EPISODE 15 RECAP

After their temporary separation, Hae-young shows up at the palace, catching Seol just as she’s engaged in her victory dance over his text message.

He tells her he missed her, but she’s miffed over his two-month silence. He’s been in New York, and she asks if he’s left behind his perception — in moments like these, he’s supposed to take some kind of action. He replies that in New York, they react like this — this being a kiss on the lips, which he follows up with a few more.

Well, that’s a pretty effective way to get her back on your side. Seol is adequately appeased and jumps into his arms, and he twirls her around.

He explains that he was in New York to “take care of something,” and while that term can apply to anything, both business affairs and personal, it’s also used to refer to ending a romantic relationship (as in, tying up loose ends). Seol assumes the latter and asks how many women he had that he took so long to break up with them all, and tells him to put them in the past now.

The plant he gave her has sprouted, and the meaning behind their flowers is “Be happy.” She pouts a little that his flower message was unromantic, but he corrects her: “How can you be happy without me? It means that I’ll stick by your side every day.” She holds him to it, and wants him to make up for lost time by sticking within 50 centimeters of her, starting tomorrow. And what’s wrong with today?

Hae-young has brought back his father’s written statement that he won’t claim his legal portion of the inheritance, making Hae-young the primary heir to his grandfather’s fortune, of which he is entitled to half. The next step is to give up his portion to the monarchy…only he doesn’t intend to do that anymore. Say wut?

Hae-young meets with Yoon-ju, who is still bitter over her fate, not that she earned it or anything, of course, according to the story in her mind. She’d been given a job after being fired from the museum, but quit on her first day.

He tells her that his father was happy to see him, but also that he’d asked after Yoon-ju — a reference to the fact that she’d contacted him trying to thwart the monarchy. Even here she has been outmaneuvered, because his father has decided not to return to Korea. He’d rather accept his father’s punishment than to circumvent it (as Yoon-ju offered).

Hae-young adds that he’s not going to see her anymore, either. She calls him “extremely cruel, sometimes,” which is like the pot calling the kettle a little bit dirty.

Yoon-ju meets her father for lunch, only to find herself ambushed by a blind date. She sits uncomfortably while the man chats with her about her work, though that gets cut short by the appearance of Jung-woo (arrrgh), here to rescue her from this embarrassing date. He pulls her out of the restaurant, and says he missed her (double arrrrgh). She tells him stiffly that she’s the woman who dumped him, then got dumped by her fiancé, but he still wants to start over with her. (ARRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHH.)

She tells him he’s crazy (for once, no disagreement here), but he just smiles and says she’s at her coolest when she’s with him.

Seol meets with Secretary Oh to offer him the job Yoon-ju just vacated, to his great shock. He protests that his daughter’s misconduct got her fired, but Seol says that he served the chairman his whole life and will be of great help to her.

The news breaks that Hae-young’s father has given up his claim to the chairman’s inheritance, and now all eyes turn to Hae-young, speculating over whether he will keep it for himself or turn it over. Seol overhears the court ladies gossiping, and is alarmed by the story.

This means Hae-young is now courted by the opposition assemblyman, who is thrilled at the development. Considering Hae-young’s past comments about blocking the princess’ progress, he assumes Hae-young will be on his side now and urges him to trust in him.

Jung-woo makes the opposing assumption, that Hae-young will naturally turn over the wealth, and asks what he’s going to do to quell the speculation. Hae-young replies that he’s human, that the decision isn’t an easy one, and that he’s currently thinking it over. He adds, “Why are people more interested in other people’s inheritances than their own?” Touché.

But then he assures Jung-woo that he has no intention of keeping the money — this is his strategy to get the citizenry worked up. The knowledge that they’re taking money away from a chaebol will stir them to vote — much more than, say, if he eagerly handed it over without a fight. “All things need villains.” Ooh, crafty. Jung-woo is rather impressed and laughs to himself.

He works this angle in the interview he gives to a reporter, who asks if he’s thinking to support or oppose the restoration vote. He gives noncommittal answers (“Perhaps” and “I suppose you could say so”) designed to make it look like he’s diminishing the importance of the vote, casually saying that he doesn’t suppose the vote will amount to much. At the key question of whether he’d hand over his inheritance were the restoration plans cancelled, he asks, “Would you hand it over easily?”

The reporter is even hesitant to publish the story, acknowledging that it may cause public scorn for Hae-young. But Hae-young encourages him to publish whatever he feels is right, as it doesn’t matter to him.

Seol, unaware of his master plan, reads the articles to great dismay. Jung-woo isn’t about to blab, so he takes in Seol’s reaction with amusement, particularly when she orders Hae-young’s bodyguard/aide to put him on the no-fly list, given his odd behavior of late. The aide mumbles that he’s not authorized to do that so she orders him to keep tabs on him, report back about his doings, and even tape him.

When she confronts Hae-young, he enjoys teasing her, saying that she’d better start sucking up to him now, since he’s vacillating on the inheritance issue.

She can’t believe his inexplicable change of heart, not amused at his suggestion that they take his riches and live abroad together. He tells her it’s in her best interest to keep him happy — and then tells her to start by wearing that scandalously short skirt she’d threatened him with in a previous text message. Hee.

Then he takes issue with the way she addresses him (“Park Hae-young-sshi”) and she retorts, “What should I call you, then, Hae-young-ah?” He angles for an oppa, which she refuses. So he feigns being annoyed and stalks out in a huff, so Seol chases after him and concedes, “Fine, I’ll do it. Oppa — happy?” He pretends he didn’t hear, so she yells it in his ear.

He grabs her phone to reprogram her Mr. P label to “our oppa,” which he erases for “our honey,” and then finally: “Warm and youthful Hae-young oppa.” (The “warm and youthful” part refers to her description of her other oppa — Joo Sang-wook’s cameo — in a prior episode.)

He looks so proud of himself, it’s hilarious. She grumbles that it’s so smarmy, and again he feigns feeling insulted, sending Seol after him apologizing. That settled, he instructs her that until he signs the papers, he wants her to wink at him every time they meet eyes. Puahaha. Seol obliges reluctantly, only she’s unable to wink with one eye, so she blinks at him instead. So cute.

She calls him stingy and childish for withholding his inheritance to order her around, and he agrees that it is, “But it’s so fun.”

She finally gets him back a little by telling him that she’s had numerous offers for marriage blind dates, and goes off to prepare for one. Two can play this game, Mister P.

Seol introduces Secretary Oh to the staff as the new boss, and announces her intention to remain in this position even if the vote doesn’t go through. She’s dedicated to her role, though the problem then becomes their lack of funding. So she asks her staff to look into ways of maintaining a foundation without money, and offers to ride her current popularity into landing CFs for princess-related wares.

Hae-young video-calls her, trying to contain his worry that she’s actually out on a date like she threatened. She hangs up on him, and he calls back to instruct her to meet him. The meeting place turns out to be a car dealership, where he grills her on her date and prods for details — what does the guy do for a living? Did she smile at him? Look into his eyes? Seol tells him that she’s thinking of going out on another date with the guy.

He’s here to buy a car, her and their promised driving lessons. Only, the lesson goes about as well as you might expect, which totally takes me back to those teenage years when I thought I’d never be able to drive without fear. She’s plastered to the wheel like an old lady, going all of 20 kmh (which she calls speedy), while Hae-young beats his chest in frustration at her inability to drive straight.

Finally he orders her out and calls her a dummy in frustration, which especially peeves her and makes her retort that maybe he didn’t consider that the car was the problem, or his awful teaching. He contritely takes back the “dummy” and offers to accept his punishment — and leans in for a kiss.

Seol hardly thinks that’s a suitable punishment, so he says he’ll “take that back” — and leans in to “rescind” his kiss (with another one). Ha! That’s pretty smooth, actually. *Files away for future use.*

Hae-young then goes to the president to ask for his help, and though the latter is surprised, he agrees to let the vote decide the monarchy’s fate. He comments on Hae-young’s “foolishness and courage” at putting up his enormous inheritance, which makes him wish he were on his side. In fact, the president makes the offer for Hae-young to come work for him in the Blue House.

The days go by and two days before the vote, Seol gives an interview with Reporter Yoon. Asked what she’d like to do first if the vote passes, she answers that she’d like “somebody’s” congratulations, skillfully evading his prodding for a name.

Afterward, she’s ushered into the conference room, where Hae-young signs the papers giving up his inheritance to the monarchy. It’s not until afterward that Seol clues into his motivation, as he asks Jung-woo not to make this public until after the vote, because if it were to become news now, people would not be motivated to cast their ballots.

She thanks him, and he says there’s nothing to thank — the money was never his to begin with, and he’d just been greedy for it before. To assure her that he’ll be fine, he reminds her that his diplomat’s pay is pretty good, and he’s got property in his name, “So don’t go running away saying I’m poor now.”

He asks for a prize to reward his nice gesture, and they go out walking the streets together. Seol comments that it’s a pretty weak request — an ordinary streetside date — and he quips, “And what sweeter prize were you thinking to give me, Your Highness Ero-Seol?” HAHA. If only we could see inside her mind…

She asks if he’ll still stick with her if the vote fails, and he teases, “Nope. That princess of Monaco’s really pretty.” Put out, Seol suggests he sets his sights on Princess Fiona instead, green skin and all, who is at least pretty by day. He says he’d rather have Seol, then, since she’s pretty at night too.

Seol corrects him: She’s even prettier at night. He retorts that she’s prettiest when she’s not talking, and Seol tags along after him like a muppet, chirping, “Talk. Talk talk talk talk talk talk talk…” So cute.

They walk along, eating street food, browsing the stands, and playing games. They have to make a break for it when a few bystanders recognize Seol and chase them, clamoring for photos, and manage to escape safely.

However, news footage on a large outdoor screen catches their eye, with the caption indicating that one last scandal has broken out about Seol. This one was spurred by her evasive comments at her recent interview, and has dredged up old footage of Hae-young and Seol together, linking them romantically. The reporter has taken her rather innocent comments and twisted it into a Big Story, on the eve of the vote.

Hae-young’s plan is to use a televised denial of the rumors to do some damage control, but Jung-woo warns that that could have unforeseen detrimental effects. Seol says that she’ll take care of it herself, and films a video message.

Seol: “Hello, citizens, this is Lee Seol. You must have been surprised at the news. To start with the conclusion, I love Park Hae-young. Regarding the doubt about the monarchy, there will be people who believe me and those who do not. However, the truth that does not change is that I love Park Hae-young.”

The video is released, and voting day comes. Some mock it, like the assemblyman and the president, who pose for the cameras as they cast their votes and scoff at her love declaration. An indifferent Yoon-ju sits at home, while her father tells her that he trusts she will make it out to the polls.

At the palace, everyone gathers to watch the news report once the counting begins. Seol sits worriedly, so Hae-young pries her away from the TV and takes to her room, where he leads her in breathing exercises to relax. She catches him sneaking a look at the news on his phone, and eagerly asks for the restuls. With a grim face, he tells her, “It’s over.”

Before she can press him on what that means, Jung-woo enters with the staff on his heels, facing her with an equally solemn face, and tells her to confirm the truth for herself by watching the broadcast. It’s clearly not good news.

We fade out, and then we come back…

TWO YEARS LATER. (I know!)

At a school campus, Seol rides by on her bike, dressed like a normal girl, and mobbed by a group of excited students.

 
COMMENTS

Huh, so the vote didn’t go through? That’s actually a surprise to me, since I thought it was definitely going to pass. In that regard I welcome the surprise, just because it’s one of very few in the story that has been, on the whole, rather predictable.

That predictability is why the uber-cuteness of this episode totally makes this episode for me. We all know that we weren’t watching My Princess for the politics, and when we say “I could watch these two bicker and flirt for the whole series,” it’s not really such a hyperbole since those are the best parts of the drama. So to have an episode chock-full of their teasing, arguing, and making up is as close to perfect an episode of My Princess as you could hope for. The actual plot stuff could’ve fit into five minutes of airtime, but I’m not complaining that they didn’t highlight those more. The only thing to have made it even better would’ve been to give us more Hae-young/Jung-woo male posturing.

As for Yoon-ju and Jung-woo…. (ARGH!) I get the impulse to redeem the baddie, I do. You don’t want to end a rom-com on a downer. But Yoon-ju hasn’t even BEEN redeemed. She learned nothing. It’s not like she stepped down from her job because she realized she was being an evil bitch-bot, or backed off gracefully. She doesn’t deserve her happy ending. If she gets her second chance with Jung-woo, I’m going to be mighty unhappy, although I suppose I can’t feel sympathy for him since he went into it with his eyes wide open.

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183 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. xiaoSxin

    Penultimate episode!!!! I need to watch this episode first.

  2. MJP

    Thanks JB! Great review as usual!

  3. malta

    Yeah! Waiting for subs :)

  4. sunshine

    THANK YOU <3 seol and Mr. P as cute as ever~~

  5. danna

    This episode was so much fun…oh Seol, never change!…..it’s this drama that reminds of Goong more than PK ever…good example would be the driving lesson

  6. sunshine

    Thank you for the excellent recaps <3 seol and mr. p are as kyoot as ever~~

  7. Show2007

    Thanks JavaBean! Someone beat me thought I was the 1st one……wow you girls are quick.

  8. miaka0210

    Has got to be one of my favorite episode ever!!!!

    thank you thank you!!!

    so sad though.. one more episode to go and then its over….

  9. beansprout

    It hutst me badly to think that it’s almost over. same thing with dream high.. what should I do?

    • 9.1 beansprout

      I mean *hurts*…. end of my weekday excitment. T_T
      If I can ask for.. this and dream high should/must/can easily get more extended version. compare to the other drama “cough QoR cough* “<

      • 9.1.1 molly

        I keep telling myself after each drama ends – no more recaps! no more dramabeans! no more soompi! But alas, I can’t wean myself off any of them. Hopefully the next drama stinks so we students can all focus on studying. Just kidding. :) I’m sad that these are ending too and hope the next will be even better (is that possible?)

        • 9.1.1.1 beansprout

          lol… yeah . I swear on my computer, I swear on my pay check and all those things, that “this” darama will be my last. I will not watch anymore drama, focus on my job and study. but argh!!! Whatever, I’m running out of stuff to swear on..or I can start swearing on my neighbour’s lawn machine. :P

      • 9.1.2 MiMi

        As much as I miss dream high, have you seen QoR yet? It’s really good! And it’s worth the extension, although Dream High should also get one too… Or at least a second season if they’re able to. :D

    • 9.2 Lisah

      Same, same, same … sooo addicted to My Princess & Dream High. I’ve been telling myself for months now that I’ll just finish this show… no wait, when this is over, oh but this is fantastic. One day I will return to my regular life. It just doesn’t look like it will be any time soon

  10. 10 ochyred

    THE BEST EPISODE EVER…………..BRAVO for ROYAL COUPLE……..sweet..sweet.sweet………….

  11. 11 Paranoïde

    I can’t WAIT !!!!
    This EP was so CUTE!!! TOO MUCH CUTENESS!!!!<3 I'm melting xD

  12. 12 Jacqueline

    I’m going away tomorrow so I won’t be able to see the last episode until Monday!!! What will I do with out seeing how this ends????

  13. 13 kah-ram

    yay! thanks for the early recap! cant wait for the next ep!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHH! XD

  14. 14 Kdramalove

    Awesomeness!!!!!!

  15. 15 dramaaddict

    What i love about these recaps is that I always learn a new word. Word of the day – vacillating: to waver in mind, will, or feeling
    Thank you for your wide aray of vocabulary

  16. 16 Katey B

    Thanks JB for the recap!

    Hurrah for the cute!

    Surprised at the ending but hurrah that Seol looking happy in the last scene.

  17. 17 Maracarrero

    OMG, tomorrow’s recap will be the last and I’m so sad this ride is over. It’s been a rollercoaster.

    Hope to enjoy MP as much when I view it in the future, as I have during its original run. I’m soooo going to miss the pairing of SSH & KTH. It’ll be difficult to repeat their chemistry. :-(

  18. 18 JD

    WTF, JUNG WOO, WHAT. THE. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFU–I’m going to smash my head into a brick.

    And why does SSH keep making that grunting sound when he doesn’t something strenuous? Seriously ruins the cuteness for me.

    This episode was chalk full of cute though so I shouldn’t really complain about anything.

    BTW, how does the whole monarchy thing work again? Why does it have to be run by the people if she said she was going to stay regardless if it fails and that they just need to find funding? Can’t Hae Young just dump his inheritance on her through marriage and fund the palace (that isn’t run by the people)?

    So confused.

    • 18.1 JD

      he’s doing*

    • 18.2 Jomo

      Good questions:
      And what happens to the palace with no princess?
      Do they shut the doors?

      • 18.2.1 bella luna ;)

        could be a great site for a theme park.

      • 18.2.2 momo

        dun worry still got one more episode to clear our qns. though this episode pretty much qualify for the last episode with all the ending of the voting and is like most dramas’ ending… makes me kinda worried wat’s left for the hour long last episode… nonetheless i love them both!!! i think all the cuteness reallie covers all the head-tilting, sound-making, lousy actings… will miss the show!!

  19. 19 evelia

    Thanks for the recap.

  20. 20 Portia

    Can’t wait to watch this…which means I’m going to go running around the internet right now trying to find a subbed version, even though I know for a fact that one won’t be posted for hours…

    Thanks for the speedy recap posting!!! :)

  21. 21 clichique

    I died and went to heaven 5 billion times in this episode. THIS COUPLE IS SO FRIGGIN CUTE.

    AND IS THIS A RECORD?? I SAW NO HEAD TILT SONG SEUNGHEON. *Died and went to heaven for the 5 billionth and one time*

    Actually, I’m not sure, but there might be a possibility the vote did go through. It’s sorta open feeling. But you know, I could really care less what the hell is going on as long as I get the daily dose of Seol-Haeyoung cuteness and I will be happy.

    BUT OMG HOW MANY TIMES DID HAEYOUNG KISS HER. I COUNTED LIKE SIX TIMES. SIX. TIMES. FFFFFFFFFF. Omg all those times I died and went to heaven, I tell you. Not even a cat has enough lives to watch those two on screen, I tell you..

    • 21.1 nona

      clichique…i will miss ur comments…love ur comments.

      i still don’t have any drama in mind that will replace the kind of feeling MP is giving me… :(

      dream high is ending as well…

      • 21.1.1 clichique

        Aww, group hug.

        Yeah, haven’t seen any OTPs lately that really make me this committed to them… The last one I watched previous to this with a great OTP was Prosecutor Princess.

        Sigh. I feel a drama draught coming up (due to the lack of great OTPs… all I ever really watch dramas these days for, I stopped caring about plot ages ago)…

        • 21.1.1.1 dramaaddict

          yes, I am also feeling the drought myself, so i am turning to taiwanese dramas. Unfortunately its like going from heels to flats – sure you still look good but you just don’t get the same….boost.

          • 21.1.1.1.1 clichique

            Preach it. Though I’m not going back to TW dramas…… I’m going to revisit some of my old favorites. I need my dose of cute couples, and that’s the only way I can get it.

            Although I’m watching New Gisaeng Story – it’s interesting, and the OTP is SO beautiful as well, though not as cute or endearing as Seol and Haeyoung are, but since it’s gonna be like 50 episodes, there’s plenty of time to develop there…

      • 21.1.2 ochyred

        yes..both of you i deep agree……..this is the best drama i ever seen………so many collection K-drama…….but deep in love with this….

    • 21.2 YY

      Yes, going to miss clichique and her hilarious head tilting thing haha…I’m turning to T-dramas to fill the dearth. Watching Love Buffet and may start on another one starring Mike He..sunny day? I think it’s called. I was going to watch What’s Up but they canned it!!!!! So mad!

      Anyway clichique the lack of head tilting in this ep proves that he can act only in rom-coms. He’s devastatingly charming as the suave, smily, obnoxious, teasing lead. Love him like that. KTH though…hmm…I think she’s got potential to be a good actress….she has more range and vulnerability compared to him.

      • 21.2.1 clichique

        I can’t go back to TW dramas for a while… The last one I watched, PS Man, abused me so much I need some rehab or something. Can’t think back about it – only hurts more.

        Seriously, Song Seungheon, why did you never do rom-coms ever before?? Well, technically he did, but that was like ages before. But STILL. He’s SO charming when he’s smiley and funny and being cute and… is there a male equivalent to the O-P-W? Because he is totally displaying that. Except it’s more like Seol – Pout – Wiggle/pinch cheeks. Yeah.

        IDK, can’t get over KTH’s dead fish kiss scenes in My Princess. Scarred me for life. LOL. Okay, no, in all seriousness, she actually has pretty good depth… but this is comparing to SSH. I feel like she was better in the beginning of this show as compared to the latter half… was it the sleep deprivation?? She started going into default dumb face, which I’ve seen all too many times (from Iris, etc)…

        • 21.2.1.1 madqueen

          On TW dramas, did you try Hi My Sweetheart? It’s quite good! I watched PS Man too…disappointing. Love it’s theme song though.

          • 21.2.1.1.1 whimsyy

            you all should watch down with love! usually i’m not the biggest fan of tw dramas, but DWL was beyond cute. the female lead has a lot of spunk and jerry yan is (almost) as suave and just as playful as SSH

          • 21.2.1.1.2 laydeebugs

            I second whimsyy’s recommendation. The lead couple are Elle from S.H.E. and Jerry Yan. Elle does a good job reigning in her tendancy for parody and gives a nicely timed comedic performance. In this role Jerry like SSH alternates between teasing and exasperation. There aren’t many tw dramas i would recommend, but Down With Love I do. It’s short and sweet and to the point no red herrings, and no needless angst.

        • 21.2.1.2 hookedonmonix

          TW dramas are a bit heavy on the big drama, but they are also the ones with actual make out scenes (vs the quick-peck or the barely-touch-lips-and-stay-still kisses of K dramas), so I can’t give them up entirely.

  22. 22 Jomo

    Thank you for the recap and the love!
    Favorite jab at the YJ-bot:
    “who is still bitter over her fate, not that she earned it or anything, of course, according to the story in her mind.”

    I dunno…Can the Prof really love her? She was even a jerk in their flashbacks! Couldn’t she have wished HY well, or something human like?

    Loved the line about Seul showing her date HY’s eyelashes to intimidate him!

    Anyway, I am sad sad sad that this is ending soon. KTH has been so much fun to watch. She made the series for me.

    Hey Ya-Seul, KISS HIM BACK! It’s THE HAND TOWEL! Haven’t you seen the pictures of him online? Do you want me to link them to your website? Geez!

    • 22.1 clichique

      I KNOW OH MY GOSH.

      I forgot when but I was like…. WOMAN. WHY ARE YOU NOT TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ATTACK THIS MALE SPECIMEN!!!!!!!!!

      Oh my god. Seriously. Also, I was looking for a kiss right there, Haeyoung-sshi, when he was teaching her to relax during the voting period. I was like, boy, the best way to relax a woman is… ;)

      • 22.1.1 Jomo

        I know, for the love of all that is holy, the deep breathing, followed by the pressure point massage, followed by,

        “Oh, look! There’s a soft rectangular thing over there with pillows! How can we use that space appropriately to kill time? I wonder. What are these tailored fabric coverings on ourselves? Why don’t I help you out of them?”

        • 22.1.1.1 clichique

          I KNOW. THEY WERE IN THE BEDROOM.

          (Talk about NOT utilizing their proper settings. I was very disappointed.)

          • 22.1.1.1.1 ohemgee

            this is the funniest “my princess” comment-thread i’ve read yet! HAHA

            seriously, though- what was ERO-SEOL thinking?!!!

          • 22.1.1.1.2 samgetang

            LOL! :-) Our Hae Young has so much potential: Leading his woman to some breathing exercises to relax! Sexyyyy ;-) There should have been one hot kiss here to take her breath away :-)

        • 22.1.1.2 YY

          Tsk tsk girls girls pls pls….Grandpa just passed on; they’re still honouring his memory by abstaining from …..you know….; besides which, there’s a time and a place for everything, like the whole world is outside the bedroom and they can’t just like …you know…..with them outside; plus that prof when he came into the bedroom later HE NEVER KNOCKED!!!! he just walked right in!!!!! which means there was 1) no locking device on the door knob or 2) they didn’t lock the door….so if they were ….you know……what an embarrassment it would have been! Which means the best time to do…you know….is the last ep….after 2 years, Grandpa’s soul would be at peace, and they would be 2 years older and more experienced at…you know….from LS having researched on it, and HY gaining added knowledge (from books and conversation with foreigners, of course!) through his foreign travels. They would be better prepared to…you know… in the last ep, that’s what I mean, you know….

          • 22.1.1.2.1 Grampa, off the cliff, with the angels

            I’ll try to be as patient as you, YY.

            I just want some great grandchildren I can haunt.

            As long as they show some love in ep 16 there is hope that my dapper genes will be passed on for at least one more generation.

          • 22.1.1.2.2 YY

            Grandpa ghost, can you like just go into the light or something? I get a fit everytime you appear. Omg you want to haunt your grandkids now? You planning on staying around that long? Hell. Oops, didn’t mean anything by that. No offence.

          • 22.1.1.2.3 Grampa, off the cliff, with the angels

            Oh, that light?

            They keep asking me to go over to the other side. Maybe I will if you think that is best. They said they have cookies.

          • 22.1.1.2.4 clichique

            You’re right… Professor never knocked on the door. Although, surely, when Seol is properly “relaxed” I’m sure Professor would know from the sounds (since obviously the rooms are not very sound-proof as we can always hear Seol crying)…………. Professor is smarter than that.

            And Grandpa, please, it is time to move on. Please.

          • 22.1.1.2.5 samgetang

            i know, YY, it’s all about the right timing…

          • 22.1.1.2.6 bella luna ;)

            and of course, Grandpa wouldn’t have to knock on doors. just pass thru walls. Seol & HY could get caught red-handed, like, ANYTIME.

      • 22.1.2 Sadhana

        YES! I was thinking the exact same thing! hahaha!

        There were MANY moments in this episode when I yelled at LS to jump on HY! She gets showered with hugs and kisses and never reciprocates on her own initiative. What is up with that?! I can’t say it’s typical female-shyness since we know LS belongs to erotic forums…

        But seriously, how can ANY woman contain herself with that man is around?!?!

  23. 23 elle loves kdrama

    My computer was attacked by a virus, but that didn’t stop me from driving 1/2 hour to my sister’s place to watch this episode!!! I can’t believe it’s almost over, but I am glad all the suspense is over with. That leaves room for more cuteness tomorrow!
    Hopefully my brother will save my computer in time :(

  24. 24 nona

    lurve it!!!!

    i’m sad we only had one episode left :(

    thanks for the recap JB!

  25. 25 Almontel

    Thanks again for the recap!!!

    I truly love this pair! wish we could see more sweetness tomorrow!!!

    i can’t believe there’s only 1 ep left! ahhhhhhhhhh….

    i will surely miss this ‘handsome’ pair!!!

  26. 26 mel

    ooo… as long as LS and HY are together that’s a fine ending…. lots of cuteness–kisses… we’ll have to wait for the final episode for the actual story, umm abdication-no need. Thanks JB for recapping this, can’t wait to actually see the video, I waited patiently for words–and you’re really early today. Now off to see the show and the skinships!!! Big THANKS!

  27. 27 ladies

    I HOPE ROYAL WEDDING…ENDING

  28. 28 Schmazel

    Two thumbs up for Seol’s open declaration of her love for HY.!

    That’s what I like about this drama: all feelings are out in the open. Whether it be Love (S+HY), Hate (YJ), Crush/Admiration (Prof.) or Jealousy (Dan), it’s out there for all to see.

    • 28.1 Sadhana

      Yes, major kudos to her for the open declaration!!

      All this while I was thinking “man, he is so open and honest and lavishing her with affection, and she is barely giving him anything, apart from a “I like Mr. P too”….but a love declaration on national tv = TOTAL WIN!!

  29. 29 cheekbones

    I feel bad for Jung-woo since he has to take Yoon-ju. Why, dear writer ?

  30. 30 Daniela

    When they are cute, THEY ARE CUTE. They are masters at it. Hae-young is so funny in this episode.

    Yes,i want more Hae-young/Jung-woo moments, but no time for it. And yes Yoon-ju doesn´t deserve redemption. She has to suffeeeer. She was very bitchy and she must pay.

    Thank you for the recap!

    • 30.1 Sadhana

      I agree with JB – she didn’t earn any kind of redemption, like learning from her mistakes, confessing to her schemings, or even once apologizing to her poor dad…and then she still has the gall to call HY-oppa “cruel” and now she STILL gets Jung-woo? WTF??

      He (JW) is so sweet and caring and straightforward; she totally doesn’t deserve him, so I hate that he still has feelings for her and is willing to give her another chance (to back stab some more??) UGH!

  31. 31 crazedlu

    i really wish i could be down with this drama, but i’m so up.

  32. 32 yay

    ahhhhhh !! SO CUTE!

    but YJ does not deserve any redemption!! WHY is the writer actually making her have a happy ending?? She does not deserve the cheating YJ!! gosh darn it, writer!! don’t make everyone have a happy ending.

  33. 33 Jasmin

    I wish they would have stayed consistent with the cuteness then maybe I wouldn’t have been so annoyed halfway through this series. Also, like mentioned before if KTH and SSH would have done lighter rom-com’s like this in the past they wouldn’t have been so annoying to me regardless of their damn good looks.

  34. 34 Honggdaebuko

    Dear show, i’m breaking up with you. Wez done. You cant just skip 2 years. Wtf is tht?

  35. 35 A FAN

    Thank U!!! I absolutely loved her dress in the last scene and the professor’s jacket and glasses when he went to see Hae Young. That guy is HOT HOT HOT lol

    Cute episode :)

    • 35.1 Sadhana

      oh man, the costumes on this show are AMAZING.

      LS has a lot of delicate, girly, befitting a princess-type outfits, which are not exactly to my taste but she rocks them all! I especially love her SHOES and the various headbands.

      And the men? ….no words.

  36. 36 havefun

    to those that want to download the sub for MP,here is the link:http://www.darksmurfsub.com/forum/index.php?/topic/75-my-princess-2011-episode-1-15/
    Cheers,
    havefun

  37. 37 Joy

    I think the vote went through because why would the other students be so excited when they see her? It could be that she becomes a princess but still goes to college like a normal person at the same time. It’s just my assumption. Though I don’t really care whether the vote passed or not, as long as Seol & Hae Young are together!

    • 37.1 Gladys

      I don’t think the vote went through judging from Hy and JW’s looks. She’s a princess by birth and she still can live in the palace built by HY’s grandpa. As HY has already donated his entire fortune to her cause, Daehan’s financial standing will enable her and future family to exist. What a LOVE story! Our HY really loves her so much to give up his fortune for her!

  38. 38 YY

    Best ep ever. Woulld have been better if the non-romance parts had been done in superfast voiceovers. Just saying. Maybe it’ll end with a royal wedding. Then we can have our Wedding Night complete with …um….everything. A wedding finale cum wedding night scene would be perfect and be a fitting fictional prelude to this year’s real royal wedding between Will and Kate. Woohoo, writer, did that thought cross your mind? Hope it did. Cos if it ends with a royal wedding, they’d make this show memorable in a purely shallow romantic happily-ever-after way.

    • 38.1 samgetang

      “Woulld have been better if the non-romance parts had been done in superfast voiceovers. Just saying. ”

      Hahaha! My very same thoughts… :-)

      I was all-engrossed with the sweetest Seol and cutest Hae Young ever :-)

      And the kisses….the kisses…they are a-plenty and pretty :-)

    • 38.2 bella luna ;)

      “Would have been better if the non-romance parts had been done in superfast voiceovers”

      and end up with a chipmunk-voiced narration? fun! ;)

  39. 39 Kisa27

    Today ep was great and cute while watching this all i could see was Park Hae-young and Seol seem like two little kids in a big palace. Watch the scene where Seol wearing her dress and Hae-young on the couch playing his game lol little kid in grown up bodies

  40. 40 ohemgee

    so saccharine i have a tooth-ache.

    and i would have “my princess” and “my warm and youthful Hae-young oppa” no other way.

    i think i’ll like this ending no matter what. evil yoonju and all!

    • 40.1 bella luna ;)

      i know, right?

      my dentist was on standby as I watched this ep.

  41. 41 mimosa

    Do they always have to give two years passed before they tell us what happen to the couple, I know it’s not really two years, but hey…why not go straightly after the vote done…drama!!!

    • 41.1 Grampa, off the cliff, with the angels

      Two years
      A Kdrama requirement – the exact measurement of time it takes for a OTP to “tie up loose ends,” get an education of some sort, lose any hint of scandal, make the audience forget why they had to be separate in the first place – without which the FINAL episode cannot happen.

      Without the two years, dramas would last 73 episodes.

    • 41.2 bella luna ;)

      2 YEARS. Yoon-Ju, I expect some MAJOR hairdo changes! if not, we’ll have words!

      • 41.2.1 come2noona

        LOL

  42. 42 laya

    rawr, those two are cute.

    thanks for the recap, jb!

  43. 43 samgetang

    Javabeans, THANK YOU! You are heaven-sent.

    I watched the raw vid before I read your recaps. Both times I squealed, shrieked, jumped in wonder, danced for joy, pranced in excitement , hopped in glee for all the cuteness overload in this episode!!!!!

    Song Seun Hun and Kim Tae Hee — they shine, shine, shine here like bright lights in a cool night :-)

    I like the open ending…did she or did she not become Princess? It’s as if the writers are saying: Does it matter? In the end, she definitely became His Princess ;-)

    And all will say — “I want my own Prince, too!” :-)

    • 43.1 clichique

      Ooh, I like this interpretation!

      Also, SSH and KTH desperately need to just get together. It’s been too long, I’m tired of waiting (so is Grandpa).

    • 43.2 YY

      I think she became the princess. In the last ep she goes to college to complete her degree or whatever she’s doing (what is she doing? I’ve forgotten), gets married to HY and have a grand Wedding Night at the Grand Royal Executive Suite at her mother’s inn for a touch of nostalgia. Or it could end with a Royal Ball, with him and her dancing, and then proceeding to the inn at night for some alone time. Or they get engaged, and then take a drive at night to the inn for some privacy. Yes, yes, it all ends with night time at the inn.

      • 43.2.1 clichique

        Yes, what’s important is what happens behind the closed doors, people!!!

        I don’t even care if they get engaged, just have babies already. God, I am starting to sound like Grandpa.

        • 43.2.1.1 samgetang

          Yes, yes, yes!

          The bickering here is so much fun for its foreplay value, hahaha!

          Foreplay inevitably leads to happy wedding bells, smexy bedtime sounds and giggling babies…

          And we will be a happy, hippy, hoppy lot…together with grampa ;-)

          • 43.2.1.1.1 clichique

            We can leave happy together time with gramps to YY ;)

          • 43.2.1.1.2 YY

            God forbid Grandpa ghost being with the couple on their Wedding Night……*shudder*….he keeps popping up!

          • 43.2.1.1.3 YY

            Seriously, Grandpa as breathing, living man is HAWT! Grandpa as cold wandering shost is NOT! *warding off Grandpa ghost with huge wooden cross*

          • 43.2.1.1.4 YY

            shost? ghost I mean….hahha

          • 43.2.1.1.5 samgetang

            clichique, YY…what i meant was, we will be as happy to see them together as grampa :-) i did not mean to bring back the old man to the wedding night….argggghhhh! let him rest his soul ;-)

            incidentally, SSH has recently played opposite a Japanese actress for a remake of the film “Ghost” starring Patrick Swayze ;-) is that hot or what? (God forbid the ghost of grampa appearing in that film yikes! :-)

    • 43.3 Kim Yoonmi

      It was not an open ending–those were DEFINITELY reporters at the end, ’cause they had microphones and were calling out “Princess!” Meaning she did become the princess. What open ending?! Watch it again.

      • 43.3.1 Jomo

        While I agree that is what happened, Lee Seul will always be the Conjunim whether the vote goes in her favor or not.

        She could have continued her good works without the vote, and asked the people to donate to her causes.

      • 43.3.2 samgetang

        She will always be the princess…whether they voted for the monarchy to be re-instituted or not.

        What I meant by did she or did she became princess was whether the people voted for or against the reconstruction of the monarchy. Based on episode 15 ending they did not confirm nor deny this…yet. But we will soon know in episode 16 ;-)

        Looking at the preview of epi 16, the people are calling her “princess” but maybe because they consider her as one whether the vote won in favor of bringing back the monarchy or not. Can’t say from that scene if its a yes or no, right? Anyway…we will know soon enough ;-)

  44. 44 lexie

    Why is Kim Tae Hee so cute? And how many times did SSH kiss her in this episode? Methinks he really likes her in real life. =) Wish they’d date. Hehe

    • 44.1 krystlyn

      Yeah!!! wish they can be together!!! They look so real!!!
      Shall we have a national vote too… that they could be together in real life??? LOL!!!

  45. 45 Beng

    what happened to sister Dan?

    • 45.1 YY

      She became a gisaeng. Watch out for her in next week’s ep of New Gisaeng Story.

      • 45.1.1 clichique

        Wait seriously the actress is in New Gisaeng Story?

        • 45.1.1.1 clichique

          ………….. Or are you just trolling me. This has happened to me a lot lately.

          • 45.1.1.1.1 YY

            Just kidding hahhahahahahah….if she became a gisaeng, God help those men there!

          • 45.1.1.1.2 clichique

            …………………… I hate you, YY.

            I hope Grandpa haunts you forever and ever.

          • 45.1.1.1.3 kay

            bahahahahahahah. you got me too.

          • 45.1.1.1.4 YY

            Sshhh clichique, not so loud ….he’ll hear you…..*sitting in salt circle*

    • 45.2 Jomo

      She was banned from contacting her Oma and sister ever again, and lost all her lying money, to boot.

      Seems rather harsh considering YJ may still get the Prof, and it was her evil plot.

      • 45.2.1 samgetang

        Lee Dan is preparing the royal wedding reception, in secret…. she did not tell sister princess or mother dear because she is working with Daddy Park while they are both in exile :-)

        It will be their royal grand executive surprise for the lovey-dovey couple ;-)

        The two dogs will play a huge double role, and roll, in this surprise event.

        • 45.2.1.1 asea

          I Like your scenario.. She will redeemed herself too that way ;)

        • 45.2.1.2 YY

          I think she’ll appear at the end, to give closure and an all’s well that ends well vibe. And daddy will appear too.

          Hey sam, check out post 51. They want bloggers…he he…we can contribute articles all right….about SSH’s abs and six packs, how to keep them toned, how many showers needed to keep that healthy sheen, ways to prevent sagging abs, how to scratch them abs without leaving scratch marks….will this contribute to Kor tourism? WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!!!oooh I’m getting excited just typing this!

          • 45.2.1.2.1 samgetang

            hahaha! YY! hmmm…as much as i love all things korean and SSH and KTH…i feel like im betraying my country for promoting them….i better look for an SSH-look alike here in our country and start watching for his showers and love stories hahahahaha…

            but kidding aside…let me check that one out :-) thanks YY :-)

        • 45.2.1.3 bella luna ;)

          “Lee Dan is preparing the royal wedding reception, in secret…. she did not tell sister princess or mother dear because she is working with Daddy Park while they are both in exile”

          could spark a new love angle.

          and sorry for ruining your appetites, lunching/dining/breakfasting people.

    • 45.3 asea

      I rather have Dan story compare to that evil robot.. wtf Prof.. I don’t know how you can be a Prof if you are that stupid T_T
      I’ll just ignore that scene and imagine that the Prof will get another cute student like Seol and date her.

      • 45.3.1 samgetang

        i think Prof is a bit envious of what HY and LS have…suddenly YJ became appealing again to him :-)

        im okay with them getting back to each other’s arms but i hoped they would make her suffer a bit longer before Prof runs after her again…arggghhh :-) wait for her to really repent but i guess that would take too much airtime away from our 2 main leads sooooo….

        id rather have more HY + LS times than anyone else, hahaha! if they want more of Prof + evil bitch, pls make another my princess spin-off, maybe “the princess hunters” or something… hehe…

      • 45.3.2 Jomo

        I agree!
        The scene where the Prof’s (all female) students ask him to go out to eat was so much fun compared to the dark, damp, damned moments he spends with YJ.

  46. 46 Noypi

    The playful kissing, pecks, smacks, liplock whatever u call it is such a DELIGHTFUL SURPRISE.. I mean, it’s so RARE to see a drama these days just kissing away like it’s not a big deal.. This episode brought so many smiles and LOL moments to me today..

    Thank you JB for the recap… Hoping for MORE cuteness tomorrow, if it could ever get any cuter than today’s episode. lol

    • 46.1 Noypi

      BTW. I think she DID become the Princess, and in the middle of it all, she was able to show the citizens that she can still become one of them, riding her bike to school. And maybe she’s trying to be a good role model and finishing her studies, maybe WHILE Hae Young is gone working for the Blue House???? Maybe… Just my guesses.. We’ll have to find out tomorrow :)

      • 46.1.1 Noypi

        Or later, in Korean time, LOL.. i’m in USA PST. :D

        • 46.1.1.1 Sarah Lynn

          you can look up online live-recaps of episodes but i dunno i like reading about it here too so i do both :)

          • 46.1.1.1.1 Noypi

            Usually, first thing I do when I wake up here in Cali, USA is go to Joonmedia.net for the raw video of the recent episode (since it just usually came out a few hrs before in Korean time), and then I usually wait on Viki.com later in the afternoon or night IF they have finished subbing the episode, if they haven’t finished it yet I just wait PATIENTLY for the recaps here. If the recap is still not out around 10 or 11, I usually go to SOOMPI.COM forum thread and usually someone has some translations there.. LOL..

            Just wanted to share my ways.. I so wish I knew Korean.. :)

      • 46.1.2 Gladys

        She is the princess by birth! I think the vote didn’t go through judging from HY’s and JW’s reactions. HY was smart enough to delay his annoucement to forfeit his inheritance to garner more votes for her knowing that her chance is slim. However she still gets to live in the palace and live as herself as there is enough fund from the Daehan foundation. HY really loves her so much that he gave up his fotune for her! What a love story!

        • 46.1.2.1 Noypi

          Oh yea, by “princess”, I meant to actually be chosen by the citizens to restore the Monarchy.. I know she is the princess at birth.. lol

  47. 47 Sarah Lynn

    naaah. I DEFO think that’s it gonna be a 50/50 only then would it still look up for the end but it also explains why everyone looks upset.

  48. 48 madqueen

    From the recap, I have to say PHY is not in politics / diplomacy for nothing.
    He is smart and savvy!

  49. 49 Carinne

    She still has her title, fully stocked closet, and keeps her man, so what more does a girl need?

    • 49.1 bella luna ;)

      a Yoon-Ju repellant spray. cuz you never know.

  50. 50 Ria

    aigoooooo! I almost died with their kiss. More and more kisses wooooot! Thanks for the recap JB. I really can’t wait to read the last episode. And I can’t also even wait for the DVD to come out :D I need to watch this one so-so-so-so-so-bad.

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