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The King 2 Hearts: Episode 16

Awwww yeah! We’re back, baby. Now THIS is the show I know and love. Bring in da stakes, bring in da tears, and let’s get down to business. Betrayal hits like a ton of bricks, but it feels like being dusted with powdered sugar compared to what’s around the bend…

 
EPISODE 16 RECAP

Secretary Eun sneaks away from the engagement to take a call from Bong-gu’s minion. He offers a choice: Jae-ha abdicates the throne peacefully, or he will be removed by force. Otherwise, Shi-kyung gets told about his daddy’s extracurricular misdeeds.

Uh… I’m thinking the asking price is a little low there. Sigh. Minions. Though on the flipside, Eun is the man who sold out the last king’s whereabouts for an LP, so… even stevens?

Secretary Eun tells him to go ahead and tell Shi-kyung whatever he wants to, because he is no longer going to listen to any threats from the likes of them. Well now. Look who graduated from amoeba in the final stretch. Now, would it have killed you to grow this backbone like three fatal mistakes ago?

Minion takes that as Door Number Two, and drops his voice, “There will be blood,” like he’s been waiting his whole minion life to say that line. At the same moment, Jae-ha and Hang-ah toast (With red wine? Really?) and the clink sends her glass shattering. The Wine of Portent splatters on her white dress.

She frets, but he smiles and tells her that it’ll all make for lasting memories. They walk through the crowd and wave, and then some kind soul chants, “Kiss! Kiss!” and soon the whole crowd joins in.

Jae-ha side-eyes Hang-ah, and then spins to face her, and pulls her in for a kiss. Gah, the all-the-way-around-arm-wrapping just does me in.

The parents watch with embarrassed but adorably happy smiles.

That night, Secretary Eun calls Shi-kyung out for a chat. He asks how the Anmyundo investigation is going, and Shi-kyung says he’s going to be back on the case now that the engagement is over.

Dad lets out a long contemplative sigh, and starts to say it… but can’t quite get the words out. He just says that it’ll be over soon. Shi-kyung looks at him, confused.

Dad then goes to his office and writes his resignation. It details all of his nefarious exchanges with Club M, leaving nothing out. He takes one long look at his office of over thirty years, and then walks through the memorial hall of all the kings he’s served. He stops at Jae-kang’s portrait, “Do not forgive me, your majesty.” He bows down to the ground.

Jae-ha and Hang-ah discuss her picking up some of the queen mother’s charity events… while they get a couples massage? Ha. Okay, who’s brilliant idea was it to find some way to make Seung-gi’s cheeks look even more chipmunky? Hee.

Hang-ah suggests that maybe she could go to North Korea to do some of her charity work with a big smile, and Jae-ha tells her to have a good trip to the foreign country then. Heh.

But spa time gets cut short with an email from Club M. He goes to his desk to open it, and Hang-ah urges him to ignore it. He says it’s better to see what’s coming, even if it’s coming to explode all over them, which I’m all for. Let’s see it then.

He opens the email, filled with evidence that Secretary Eun sold out the Anmyundo location. Bollocks. HE’S JUST ABOUT TO TELL YOU HIMSELF! Aaaaaugh.

No matter how much I hate Cruella de Eun, I was all for him owning up to his crimes. He was so close! But I suppose you can’t expect the universe to be on your side if you wait till you’re backed into a corner before confessing.

The email has every bit of damning evidence – call logs between Eun and Bong-gu, Eun’s signature on clearing Bong-gu to enter the country, recordings of their phone calls.

Secretary Eun knocks on Jae-ha’s door and enters the office, prepared to hand in his resignation. But he walks in to hear a recording of the very call where he gave up the Anmyundo location.

Jae-ha just stares at him, blinking in disbelief. He finally asks blankly, “What is this?” Augh it kills me that he still wants ajusshi to say he didn’t do it. He asks if there was ever a time that he purposely conveyed lies between him and Hang-ah.

He says yes. Jae-ha asks, still disbelieving, if he was the one who changed Jae-shin’s entrance music at the conference. “You didn’t, right? You didn’t go that far, Ajusshi. Right?”

Still not raising his head, he says it’s true. Jae-ha looks up at him, stricken. He says that Anmyundo, he understands—it was a mistake, and he didn’t know who he was dealing with. But the rest… the rest…

Isn’t it just a twist of the knife to know that he would’ve been forgiven if he had come clean right away? But that’s the grave you dug for yourself, old man.

A tear streams down Jae-ha’s face as he continues to plead, “You were like family. Thirty years. Father chose you. Hyung trusted you. I leaned on you more than anyone. How could that Ajusshi…”

Ajusshi hands over his resignation, which just gets a scoff from Jae-ha. Quitting again? He says he’s not asking for forgiveness, and will take every punishment. Jae-ha makes it clear that he’ll be arrested and charged for his crimes.

Secretary Eun warns him to be careful of Club M, especially right now, and Jae-ha asks bitterly why—did he give them something else? He finally lets loose, screaming at the top of his lungs: “YOU ARE A TRAITOR!” Oof.

That’s what stings the most, of course, since he’s done all this while convincing himself that it was for the greater good. Jae-ha continues: “You committed high treason! Allowed foreign invasion! Aided and abetted an enemy of the state! YOU ARE A TRAITOR!”

Secretary Eun doesn’t deny any of it, and says he will accept the punishment for all his crimes. But he asks just one thing… Shi-kyung… Aaaauf. Don’t even get me started on the heartache you’re going to cause, old man.

He bows down to the ground on his hands and knees, and pleads with Jae-ha not to tell Shi-kyung (Well that’s just absurd—how will he be kept from finding out?). He says that Shi-kyung is an honest, upright man. He IS. And idealistic and hopeful too, and you’re about to fuck with that.

He says that he’ll tell Shi-kyung himself. Oh. Okay. At least you’re going to do that. Although I don’t see why you’re going to set yourself up for another circumstance exactly like this one by waiting. But then again, you’re not historically quick on the uptake.

The palace reels from the news in every corner. Shi-kyung comes to see Jae-ha and asks if it’s true that his father was dismissed. And despite his anger, Jae-ha keeps that promise to ajusshi—he pretends that he finally had enough of their personality differences and let him go.

Jae-ha says he’s old now and their paths are different. Shi-kyung argues for his father—that it’s different methods, not different paths, and that he served this monarchy for thirty years.

But Jae-ha cuts him off coldly, “He’s too old. He’s an old fogey. He smells foul and he’s stale.” Harsh words, but it effectively makes him the bad guy, and not Ajusshi.

Shi-kyung can’t believe the words coming out of his mouth. “Are you the king I know?” Jae-ha: “Why? Do you want to hit me?” And without hesitation, Shi-kyung answers, “Yes.” Omg, you two are gonna make me CRY. Stop it!

Jae-ha lets out a tightly-wound sigh, and tells Shi-kyung to take a vacation. He answers right away that he’ll be staying right by Jae-ha’s side (Thank goodness.) until he finds out exactly what happened between him and Dad. (Balls.)

Jae-ha yells after him, “Ya, Eun Shi-kyung!” but he storms out, having made up his mind. Thank goodness for your dogged trust, but I’m scared for you.

Hang-ah reads Secretary Eun’s letter of resignation. She says sympathetically that he must’ve had a hard time, and Jae-ha just agrees absently. She starts to make a case for forgiveness, but Jae-ha counters that Ajusshi used his trust against him, all this time.

Jae-ha: “I’m a person too. I need time.” Right? Hell, I still need time and I’ve known for weeks! She tells him to rest, and he says he’s got a million meetings to prep for, but she yanks the papers out of his hands and pats her lap.

She pulls him toward her and he lies down, head in her lap, and takes her hand. So sweet.

And then he wraps her hand tightly around him, in this gesture that kind of kills me—it’s the way a child tries to envelope himself in a mother’s arms for comfort, like it might be possible to make a monster-shielding blanket out of her embrace.

Hang-ah: “Are you scared?” Jae-ha: “Yes. Everything except you… I’m scared of. I don’t think I can trust people.” He shuts his eyes to stop the tears, and she leans on his shoulder.

Bong-gu sits at home, obsessively watching Jae-ha’s video letter for the millionth time, like the crazy stalker that he is. He even drunkenly answers, as if they’re having a conversation. HA. Anyway, he proceeds with The Plan.

Jae-shin is all gung-ho to scoop out her memories, but her therapist warns that she’s the one who locked them away, and forcing that back out could lead to panic. Yes, we’ve already been through the panic. Now it’s time to push through anyway, so get out your hypno-baubles, lady, and help a sister out!

She tries on her own to listen to “Ride of the Valkyries,” but it sends her reeling and she tears the headphones away. Shi-kyung comes by and she asks him not to resent oppa too much, because there must be a reason they don’t know about. Shi-kyung agrees, still trusting Jae-ha despite it all. Aw.

He asks if she’s not going to sing anymore, reminding her that she used to, all the time. She takes that as a cue to sing now, and he stammers awkwardly that he didn’t mean now. Ha. She tries to remember the song she first sang to him, but can’t recall it, so he helps her out.

He sings the first line, and his voice startles her, so she pretends not to know how the rest of it goes, and he ends up singing the first verse for her, as she plays along. She takes him downstairs where the acoustics are better and hands him a microphone, wanting to record him.

She says that if he does well she’ll debut him as a singer, and when he balks, she promises not as an idol. Heh. She asks if he wants to sing it as a duet then (Yes please!), but he refuses, and starts to walk out.

She asks if he hates her that much—she confessed her feelings, and she’s working so hard, but he won’t give her the time of day. He tells her that what she feels is curiosity and nothing more, because they’re so different.

He says that she’s right about him being no fun, and when she gets to know him, the shininess of the new toy will wear off, and she’ll be sick of him. She swears that’s not it, but he tells her to stop messing with him: “I don’t want to become a plaything.”

She says she’ll ask him one thing then: Is it because she’s disabled? He answers right away that it’s not that, he swears. She starts to cry as she supposes that even if it were, she couldn’t do anything about it.

She asks one final thing: She sang that song to him just once, so how did he remember it? Is he a genius? He says, voice trembling, that it’s because the princess sang it (aww), and walks out before she can ask any more questions.

Hang-ah heads to Somalia with the queen mother to do charity work, and Mom gives her a purse as a gift on the way. They get relocated to a different hotel because the place they had originally booked just got blown up in a terrorist attack. UM. Red flag, anyone?

Thankfully it’s enough of a red flag to send them back home in the morning, but they’re here for the night. The staffer heads down in the elevator, where she sees a woman with a strange tattoo…

Mom sighs that she really wanted to see one of the children who had barely made it last time, who lost his mother to tuberculosis.

Hang-ah says that her mother died of the same, because a penicillin shot cost as much as a kilogram of rice, and she could never afford it. She doesn’t say this with any heaviness—just matter-of-factly—adding that she and Dad moved to Pyongyang soon after, and there were plenty of vaccines.

Mom takes her hand and asks what kind of person her mother was. Hang-ah says she was so young so her memories are faded, but her mother was a translator, and would read her stories at night, like Gulliver’s Travels.

Mom says that Hyun-joo (Jae-kang’s wife) called her “mother,” and that here when a mother and daughter-in-law are close, they just become mom/daughter. She tells her to call her “mother” instead of “her majesty.” Aw.

Hang-ah lights up, and tries it out awkwardly. Mom laughs, “Minus the accent.” They hold hands and laugh.

But this is no time for laughter, because Mia and her band of assassins are already here, shooting their way down the hall. They take out the guards and knock on Mom’s door posing as room service.

But Mom’s no dummy—she would be escorted by secret service if everything was on the up and up, and she scrambles for the phone. But the lines have been cut. She runs to her cell phone, but before she can make a call, Mia’s standing right behind her with a smile.

One of the secret service manages with his last breath to pull the fire alarm, which sends a stampede through the lobby. It’s enough to make Hang-ah pause, and she comes out of the bathroom cautiously.

She comes out to find Mom sitting on the couch at gunpoint. Her eyes widen. But then I love how her look changes when another gun gets trained on her—she looks over at it like it’s a fly challenging her patience.

But clearly she can’t risk getting the queen mother killed in a hostage stand-off.

Shi-kyung wakes Jae-ha up in the middle of the night to deliver the bad news—both Hang-ah and Mom are missing. He tries calling her, to no avail. (I love that he’s saved her number as Hang-ahr-ie, turning her name into a homophone for “vase” but meaning “lovesick-for-Hang-ah.”)

Bon Bon pays her hired help, and then promptly shoots them in the back, for her hostages to see. Damn. Then they get loaded onto a plane.

Jae-ha gets briefed that there are no ransom demands, and the two accomplices have been killed. Shi-kyung says that another kidnapper was caught on film, but only from the back—she had a barcode tattoo.

He immediately remembers that detail from Shi-kyung’s investigation into Mia. Shi-kyung confirms that Club M is the likeliest suspect. Jae-ha realizes that Bong-gu is going after his people, one by one. And Bong-gu purposely ignores all his calls, wanting Jae-ha to fry a little longer.

Meanwhile Hang-ah and Mom get moved to one of Bong-gu’s lairs. Hang-ah eats diligently, and assures Mom that the food isn’t poisoned—if they wanted them dead, they’d be dead—and tells her that she has to do the same to keep up her strength if they’re going to escape. Nice.

But Mom is scared witless, and says that Hang-ah might be able to because she’s a soldier, but she’s too frightened to try. Hang-ah tells her they have to try something, anything, to help the king.

Bong-gu interrupts to make his grand entrance, and Hang-ah recognizes him right away. She puts out her hand, “Kim Bong-gu-shi.” Ha. I love it. He pretends not to be bothered by it and squarely ignores her, and she totally smirks.

He goes straight for Mom, asking her to join him for tea, and when Hang-ah objects, Mia hauls her away at gunpoint.

Hang-ah’s father has come down to help Jae-ha, and confirms the Club M suspicion. I’m so glad he’s here, if only so he can witness this next scene:

Jae-ha asks Shi-kyung if he’s still getting the runaround from Bong-gu. “Whatever it takes. You know, right? Tell them I’ll do everything. I can go there myself, or lie down and beg. I can do it.”

Dad looks up at him. Shi-kyung whispers a protest. Jae-ha: “It’s Hang-ah. Hang-ah and Mom. You know my mom. She won’t last.”

Mom is currently cowering in fear over tea with Bong-gu. He sits watching her for a while, and then calls her “mother,” like he really does think he and Jae-ha are friends.

He comes closer and says that she reminds him of his mom, though his mom abandoned him to run her bar, tossing him in boarding schools and expecting he’d grow up okay. But even Bong-gu knows that what he really craved was his mother’s love.

He says he really was a good kid, so she should feel sorry for him. Aw, Poor Widdle Psycho. There, there.

He gets to the heart of the matter: Mom should tell Jae-ha to give up the throne already. He oozes with compliments for how dignified she is, noting that his own mother was so different, so crude.

Finally Mom opens her mouth, “Crude? How can a child call his own mother crude?” Hahahaha. Are you in trouble now? Daebak. And it just gets better.

She totally chastises him like a child, for blaming his parents for his own flaws, for claming a rough childhood when most people who endure hardship are better for it. “I am Jae-kang-ie’s mom! The mother of the man you killed. Even if you paid for your crime and then knelt to beg for forgiveness, it would be lacking!”

But instead he’s holding her here, and for what—to use her as bait against Jae-ha? “Do I, does the royal family, seem that easy?” She stands up. Oooh nice. He stands up and sneers that he was trying to be nice, but she just blows up at him.

“Fine. Kill me. Go ahead and kill me. Kill me! Do you think my children will flinch at the likes of you?! I’M going to take revenge on you! For our Jae-kang, our Hyun-joo, our Jae-shin’s legs, our Hang-ah’s baby. Even if I fall into hell itself, I’m going to take you with me as I go!”

So. Badass. And then she HITS HIM, with her tiny mom fists. I LOVE IT.

She goes to town, letting loose a barrage of swears and insults, asking how his mother gave birth to such rotten trash like him and still ate seaweed soup, as she hits him over and over. See, Mom, you’re plenty strong. You just had to get in touch with your inner rage.

Jae-ha finally snaps that he can’t take it anymore, and decides to just storm over there himself. Shi-kyung pleads with him to stop—this is exactly what they want, for him to go crazy and out of control. He calms down and gives Shi-kyung ten more minutes to get him through to Bong-gu.

Secretary Eun has locked himself away at home, and hasn’t answered any of his son’s thousand calls. But he does see the text that Hang-ah and the queen mother have been kidnapped, and takes Jae-ha’s call.

Jae-ha says nothing—all he does is dial and then listen. But Secretary Eun humbly offers his advice: to use Bong-gu’s international influence against him. Basically if he alerts the U.S. and China of Bong-gu going off the deep end, it’ll cut him off from major powers, and he’ll have to back down. He advises that Jae-ha stay calm, cold, and rational, and act decisively.

Exposition Minion tells Bong-gu that Jae-ha’s gone through diplomatic channels and for some reason, the U.S. and China frown upon the kidnapping of royals. Who knew? Bong-gu sighs that Jae-ha’s gotten smart, and agrees to a meeting.

Jae-ha goes to see Bong-gu, who plays dumb about the whole kidnapping, even as Jae-ha offers to do whatever he asks if he just lets them go. He says he’ll postpone the wedding, and Bong-gu finally says that IF he had kidnapped them—purely hypothetically, of course—then a measly broken engagement wouldn’t be the right price, would it?

Jae-ha asks what would be. “Your resignation.” His eyes widen. Bong-gu blathers on about who would take his place then, ruling Jae-shin out in her condition, and mentioning a sixth cousin. “Isn’t politics not your kind of thing anyway? It’s dirty.”

He suggests with a smile that he should gather up his loved ones and go live on an island in comfort, and leave the politics to others. He walks off, leaving Jae-ha reeling.

Bong-gu walks out, smiling as he passes by Shi-kyung. Aw, it’s Cookies and his unrequited love. Shi-kyung runs in to check on Jae-ha, who spends the entire journey back in silence.

He washes his face and comes out of the bathroom to find Hang-ah just sitting there, waiting for him. The lighting changes as he comes upon her, so this has to be a dream. She comes closer, and they look at each other with such loving eyes, and he asks, “This is a dream, right?”

She cups his face in her hands, and he clasps onto her hands with tears in his eyes, hugging her in desperate relief.

But then he notices a strange expression on her face, and asks why. Hang-ah: “Take care to eat well. And don’t forget to exercise.” He starts to cry and asks what’s happening.

She just keeps going, “Every sadness is just for a time. Because it’ll all pass someday.” And then she takes his hand.

Suddenly Mom calls out for Hang-ah, and she goes to join her. He tries to hold on, but she pulls away from his grasp. And then he looks up and they’re gone.

He’s left screaming, “Mom! Hang-ah-ya! Mom! Hang-ah-ya!” it startles him awake in a cold sweat.

Bong-gu’s minion shows Hang-ah a video of Bon Bon playing bloodthirsty hairdresser with Mom, and tells her to persuade the king to comply with their demands.

Meanwhile Shi-kyung is trying to do the very opposite with a scared and desperate Jae-ha. He can’t abdicate the throne and play right into their hands! But Jae-ha’s last nerve has cracked, and he asks why not.

He breaks down, “What if they really kill Hang-ah and Mom? I’m not that strong a person.”

*whimper*

He says that he’s lasted this long on obstinate pride, but he can’t do it anymore. They’re going to die. “I didn’t even want to be king! Why do I have to hold onto this seat while Mom and Hang-ah die??”

Shi-kyung has no words to make it right. Jae-ha tells him he’s sorry, but he’s going to live comfortably now, intending to give it all up.

Hang-ah watches as Mia threatens Mom with all manner of torture, and finally caves. “I’ll convince the king… to resign.” Minion tells her he’ll set up the video, but Hang-ah turns to him with a scheming glint in her eye.

“I’ll do it in person. Don’t you think it’ll be more convincing face-to-face?”

 
COMMENTS

Yay for the return of life and death stakes and heroic moments for everyone. I just about lost it when Mom talked down to Bong-gu like a misbehaving child and then wailed on him with all her momness. It was So. Awesome.

Bong-gu really stepped it up as a villain in a big, big way, and I’m ecstatic about that, for the sake of the story. There’s been enough messing about and pulling hair and getting in little jabs on both sides. Time for the real fight.

And as much as Bong-gu has his fatal flaws, he really is brilliant as an adversary, because he’s managed to take away the one thing that gave Jae-ha his confidence—his trust in his people. Jae-ha taunts him with that one thing Bong-gu will never have, so he deals that blow to Secretary Eun. Which is really just aimed at Jae-ha, because it levels his sense of trust in his people. And then just when he clutches onto Hang-ah for dear life as the only person he can trust, Bong-gu yanks her away from his side.

I love that this episode is filled with shots of Jae-ha in the foreground with Shi-kyung standing behind him in the background. There’s no fanfare about it, but he’s just always there. It’s telling that of all people, it’s Shi-kyung he apologizes to, when he’s at the end of his rope and about to give up the throne. It’s like Shi-kyung’s trust is what gives that position any meaning. This episode had great moments for both couples—Shi-kyung’s accidental confession that he memorized every note of that song, and Jae-ha and Hang-ah getting to such a supportive, honest place—but it was the bromance that really did me in. When they had words over Dad and Jae-ha was trying to protect Shi-kyung by being the bad guy and Shi-kyung continued to trust him anyway? I kind of swooned. I can’t help it! They’re just so perfect for each other!

Jae-ha’s emotional progression just in this episode alone, ripped me up good and proper. When his betrayal turned to fear, and that fear multiplied turned to desperation and despair? It kills me that he’s ready to give it all up, but I know that his people won’t let him. Hang-ah will kick ass, and Shi-kyung will find the words. Right? RIGHT?

 
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Holy. Shit. Seung gi you are KILLING me with your epic performance.
His emotions are.so.raw. I literally replayed his scenes over and over again.
Who else had goosebumps when jae ha bursted out with “You’re a traitor!” to cruella. Clearly these emotions are part of seung gi’s alter ego waiting to be released. LOL
Definitely the scene I aww’ed the most at was when he laid on Hang Ah’s lap, all cuddled and weak. And then the dream.. with his bloodshot eyes.
And then when he just felt like giving up, and earnest, eyes brimming with tears.. I was just yelling at them to HUG cause seriously we all need one. Oh god my heart aches.
Ah K2H, I love you so.
The moment I went gaga in this episode was when earnest was singing. Double squee.
K2H, you never stray too far from the things that feed our addiction for too long.
I’ve got to admit though, I wanted a tad bit more with engagement party – seemed like they worked so hard in the bts.. ( I think they were filming for 10 hours beginning at 9 a.m?) and we got like 3 minutes of it in this ep. BUT the episode was so daebak, and given all that happened, I understand how hard it is to fit it all in an hour. This drama knows how to keep the pace up and movin’ – that I always liked.
Okay, HOW OFTEN do we see our k-drama momma verbally AND physically smack down our villain like a beast. I swear each of our side characters have their own epic moments. But hell, I can’t wait till BonBon gets a taste of her own medicine. Don’t you dare touch our queen momma like that!

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WooHoo!
So many scenes that I love from these ep.
-The engagement and the KISS (replayed it plenty of times) not to mention the tight hug from Jaeha or LSG? Lol
-The letter of resignation from SK’s dad and of course Jae Hae finding out the whole truth. His reaction was Daebak, definitely an AWESOME performance.
-The couch, simple and sweet but you can feel the emotion between the two.
-When Shi Kyung started singing and Jae Shin playing the piano (started crying I don’t know why)
-When Oma finally gets her courage.
at the end definitely Hang Ah has some serious plan.
Pay Back is a b*tch, Bongu!

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@Joy. "When Shi Kyung started singing and Jae Shin playing the piano (started crying I don’t know why)"

Good, so I was not the only one. I think that it was such an emotional episode that I teared up at that. Although that happens like halfway through the episode and NOTHING had really happened.

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Yup! I think all the pent up emotions between the two, I know they are not, what you call LOVERS yet...however it's just so touching and knowing that Shi Kyung had to find out about the misdeeds of his father. I felt so sorry for him. Awww.

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,thats really sweet of shikyung, its good if they sang it in duets...

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I want that biyoshh to die a torturous death!! Am thirsting for blood...no less! Don't have any more words for that mother effin [email protected] Bong-gu!! These two have wreaked havoc in the royal family's lives! He's conceited & megalomaniacal and loves playing with people's emotions. I just wanna break his neck!! Who knew I had a sadistic streak in me. Apparently one needs these two cartoons to blow her lid off!

Couldn't agree more with you on LEE SEUNG-GI!! I believe I've used up all superlatives to describe his portrayal of Jae-ha!! Breakthrough role indeed!

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How awesome was mamma wailing on Bong Gu? Loved, loved,loved it!

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A little laugh escaped me but then I was just cringing going, "Omoni, please be careful this guy's off his rocker!!"

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Ahahaha.
I couldn't help but laugh at how although our villain is a threat to our characters, he's also a crazy psycho we can't take seriously.
SO when our queen mother was hitting him in those CUTE small circular punches, i was just fist pumpin' the air.

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I was holding my breath instead. He can kill her off easily with a flick of his fingers. It was that easy.

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i just cannot take him seriously.

n kudos to queen mother! always love Yoon Yeo Jung loads.

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@topper: I was holding my breathe too. Bong Gu's psychotic. You never quite know what will push him over the edge. What if just pulled a gun and shot her in cold blood ala Tara?

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@topper: I was holding my breath also, while fistpumping the queen mother. I was holding my breath the whole episode, though.

I LOVE that the side characters have their own complete arcs. Everyone is coming into their own in this drama, even the villain. They all challenge each other and grow. Jae-shin is becoming such a brave, engaged young woman. The queen mother is developing into a heroine in her own right (after wishing desperately to do whatever it takes to pacify Bong-gu and live in peace, she now has the fire in her to fight him--literally! LOL). Even though it kills me that Shi-kyung will have his innocence shattered with the knowledge of his father's crimes, I am actually sort of looking forward to it dramatically in that I think it will give him a chance to step into his role as a true hero as well. A lot of people are protecting him like he's this fragile thing, but I believe there's a lot more strength in him than we're seeing right now (even though he's already super badass).

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Fully agree. Love her in ep 12 scene with Seung Gi and even more here. Really gets to you such that you can feel her pain.

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I was totally cackling when she schooled him and threw her little fists at him while he looked on at her gobsmacked. Totally daebak!

I can so imagine her convo with his mum if they had met in the afterlife/ "I met your son. What was up with giving birth to that? Let's have tea & I'll introduce you to what is worth giving birth to ... Jae Kang!"

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And..how brilliant GF is to capture that pic among the moving scene?

I'm so moved, just from that lone pic you can catch Jae Ha's emotion, sad, angry, disappointment, betrayed, all of the emotion conveyed in one act. The scenes kill me by the overwhelming aura, but GF screencaps it is absolutely brilliant. Thanks again GF!

PS: If you don't get it, it's pic#11 that I refer to (including top pic)

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I know! i loved how she always includes the best screencaps and taken at just the right time.
that's why i was plentiful happy when she put the "You're a traitor face!"

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"my goosebumps had goosebumps" I lol'ed. :)

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Wow...actors who acted/ing with HJW always end up with outstanding prfrmance...how can it be...seung gi-ya daebak!

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Not only that, the chemistry is on FIRE!

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@OldladyluvHJW - I love your screen name. That how I feel about Ha Ji Won, too. She's one of a kind.

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I was thinking the same thing.
Next target for any aspiring actor.... HA JI WON.

I LOVE HER SO MUCH. BUT THEN......
LEE SEUNG GI
Magnitude doesnt cover it. Too big a scale.

How can one shout and look so nice? How can one's acting mature so much? How can I fall for someone so hard?

TK2H, Umm... I think you are the best drama. No doubts anymore. It's just CURIOUS why Equator and Rooftop tops in ratings.... So curious.

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me think so too. watched the other two dramas- either poor acting or poor script writing.(for me)

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yeah, LGS' performance turned 360 degrees! (from his first drama to k2h) so. damn. good. from my more than a decade of watching korean drama, i can say, this ONE drama nailed me...really hard. i just can't keep thinking about what's gonna happen next. literally, can't express it with words. that's how GOOD k2h IS!

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I'm on the same boat with you. I can predict most of the K-dramas but with TK2H I'm so lost! There are some ideas that keeps popping in my mind but I don't like them so I keep thinking that we will have a DAEBAK ending just like the previous episodes ~ I still have faith in our writernim ~ they will not let us down...right? :D

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@ilikemangoes: can i 'like' your post??

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I cannot even comment, I am so emotional raw! And guess what, King Bong Gu has no intention of letting them go. They know he kidnapped them. AHH, Ok, watching it again! :-(

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I think the queen momma giving Bong-gu the smackdown was maybe the highlight of this episode for me.

Or the scene where Jae-ha rested his head on Hang-ah's lap.

Or maybe the scene where Shi-kyung sang for Jae-shin.

Or maybe the scene where Jae-ha confronted Skunkretary (who I actually am developing the smallest modicum of respect for now that he's begun to redeem himself).

Or maybe Jae-ha's confrontation with Bong-gu. Or maybe every scene in this episode, ever. Daebak. Total daebak. Gahhhh is it Wednesday yet?!

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...woh!! first time to comment (on any site and threads)!!! i was formerly a silent avid fan and simply enjoy your comments, which are a LOT here in this site compared to other sites i've been (didn't even finished at least 10% of it) :) i love the love being shown to K2H. I mean what's with the ratings??? this should be the one on TOP!

I started watching Rooftop Prince and K2H and I definitely can guarantee that this is the better one because it has more depth compared to RP.

Great, great episode, made me cry again!

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I have already watched Shi Kyung singing that little bit of song over and over and over already.

man i am hopelessly in love with this character!

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hahaha your not the only one..!

"here" is one too, just too good "sighs"

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Wooo first? I love this show! Hang Ah needs to kick some more bad guy booty.

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Thank you for the recap GF.
Oh no, how frustrated and scared our King is. Being a King was never in his dream and he just wanted to live easy and peaceful. He is now a King and his beloved women are now in danger. What will he do? If he chooses to save his loved ones, he has to abdicate his throne and sacrifice the country and the citizens. If he saves the country, he has to sacrifice his loved ones. Ottokae? Please be strong your highness. You are a strong and smart King. There must be a way. Let me hug you. No, let all hearties hug you, Your Royal Highness.
PS. Lee Seung Gi, why SO GREAT?

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*Gathers to Hug our king who is doubting himself*

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Count me in...sobs...

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Me three! I'm an oma too!

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Me four! *sniffles*

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Omg you guys are too cute. <3

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CAN I JOIN U ALL...:) ME ... *HUGS*

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Oh! I've lost count how many times throughout this episode I wanted to reach in and hold him tight!

One can dream....

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I will definitely join to encourage our King.

Uljima Jae Ha :(

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Yes Seung Gi is the GREATEST. We will support and hug you all the way. Fighting!

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LSG is so great!!!

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what number am I? watever..im in!!

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I'm really hoping that Hang-ah and the queen momma will step in and help save the day. Jae-ha needs his people, after all! How fitting would it be that they step it up with some badass plan?

Although I do hope for a final show-down between him and Bong-gu, City Hunter style.

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Addendum: WITHOUT anyone except Bong-gu and Bon Bon getting shot. And maybe weasel minion-y dude.

Is that too much to ask? Probably, but I'll ask it anyway :).

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No, no, that's not too much.^^

Yes, with her glare in the end of ep 16, I think HA has a plan. But ep 17 preview makes me nervous. What's with JH's 'hang ah ya, hang ah ya' while looking at the computer (?) screen?
Now the 2 hearts in the title works here. Which one should JH choose, his loved ones, or his country? And it's at the time when he's so not confidence, hopeless, and want to give in.

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*But ep 17 preview makes me nervous. What’s with JH’s ‘hang ah ya, hang ah ya’ while looking at the computer (?) screen?*

It's making me very very nervous. Must prepare ourselves for a wild ride for the rest of the drama. I don't think the writers are gonna let up the pace and tension.

Deep breaths, everyone: Breathe in , breathe out; breathe in, breathe out,...

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Thanks for the recap! Damn, this was one heck of a gripping episode.

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How do I wait one whole week? Even the preview for next week is so nerve-racking.

This has become my crack drama of the season. This and Queen In Hyun's Man. Both dramas are so smart and well executed and bad-ass all around. love it.

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I'm weak.

*goes to watch raw and read recap*

Thanks GF

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viki has it subbed. ~85%

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Thanks for the tip, but I don't like streaming.

The episode was so emotional and epic. How can this show be this awesome?

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Totally agree!! SO EPIC. I don't even believe this is only a drama. DRA-MA. Not a movie!! Seriously. This show is AMAZING !

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Thank you so much for the recap GF..
this ep, really freaks me out.. so much emotions let go with this episode..

LSG is loved!
--actors and staffs are amazing..

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yeayyyy,, I love U king 2 hearts....

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Omg! Thank you for updating so quick! I just read it...it's so sad! Rawrrrr! But it seems like a freaking good episode!

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By this episode..and Seung Gi got mad offer(s) to act in movie(s) left and right
*off to read* Thank you GF!!

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My heart tore along with Jae Ha's!!!
His pain in this episode is all visible in his eyes...

And I must say Seung-gi has grown as an actor in this series or is it just the character?

My heart breaks every time Jae Ha cries!

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Me too T.T
I am crying all over again as I read this recap...

My heart feels sooo cramped... and exhausted...

JaeHa FIGHTING!!!
Luv u very much~
SK and JS, please help him in anyway you can!
And HangAh and queen mother must be safe!

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Since when did being emotionally spent and one's heart being ripped from her chest and thereafter being stomped on thoroughly feel THIS good -- when the acting moves one to tears and after a crying jag one feels refreshed - it was almost a cathartic experience!! I was dumbstruck after watching the raw and I just finished watching it subbed! My reaction still stands the same: this episode rendered me speechless and I can't even articulate how mind-blowing & spectacular this episode was.

It was so upsetting seeing Jae-ha unravel in this episode. From him resting in Hang-ah's lap holding onto her hand in a fetal position to his "Andwe omma!! Hang-ah yaaa!!" ---> I thought to myself that this would be the end of the misery but then watching him breakdown and Shi-Kyung's eyes welling up with tears in response...I went, "Not you too! I cannot handle this." I thought to myself....the both of you hug please to reassure us!! All of us are in a dire need of hugs to make it all go away!!

Unimaginably Wonderful!

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While I wanted him to hug JH I wondered if he'd actually do it since rash & impromptu decision-making programming is not installed in our Bot!!

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aigooo, someone who's good with programming palli change his coding!

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My eyes are still teary. I don't know when they will recover from seeing such raw emotions coming through my laptop screen. My heart and my nerves were tangled up in this episode.

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aww, here're some cyber-hugs!! <3

After watching the raw episode I listened to track# 8 (The King's Love and Emotion) on the OST and cried my heart out!! It's so befitting to this episode. The crying jag session was much needed and quite a cathartic experience!!

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Now I'm listening to it too. *sniffles* This drama...how does it do this to us? I'm pretty sure that once its over I'm going to start right back from ep 1 and run a marathon.

For anyone who's interested, the OST is available for preorder on yesasia.com (release date is March 24th). ^^ I'm definitely going to get a copy because the music in this drama is too beautiful.

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"This drama…how does it do this to us?"

Exactly the same question I posed to myself. Whenever I've watched the classic dramas I've wondered how did the viewers at the time feel watching it live. I believe I can say the same for all of us; being so emotionally invested in an excellent drama that's been atypical since it's inception and filled with roller-coaster rides...it feels special to be a part of this ride!

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Exactly...what this drama has done to us? We are crying because of it and we think a lot of it? How can a drama make us invested so much emotion and feeling...make us living in its portrayal

I'll miss this drama so much after two weeks huks.
yea, the music is so pignant beautiful, it conveyed the right emotion for each scenes...

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Haha....while waiting for Wed to come, I ran a marathon fr ep 1-12 last weekend...guess I will do it again this weekend...

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“This drama…how does it do this to us?”

Yes. After episode 6 & 12, my kids caught me grinning foolishly to myself throughout the week. Are they gonna catch red-eyed this week? *sob, sob*

Please don't die! Nobody dies!

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will definitely get a copy of that! i've said this all over the blog and forum, the person who responsible in choosing and putting on the music score is genius!!

i've been listening to the instrumental all day at work at i cant stop giggling (hang ah& jae ha romantic song), smiling at jae shin n shi kyung instrumental song, and adrenaline rush at any upbeat song. oh oh, also that cheeky song when jae ha is up to do something.

ah, k2h, u're just tooo perfect! great acting, great cast, great story line, great villain (gotta give credit when credit is due), great wardrobe, aaaahh, everything is puuuuurrffeccttooo!!

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Thanks for letting us know about the soundtrack. Does anyone have any idea when K2H will be available in a boxed set?

Also, still waiting for History of the Salaryman to be released, after enjoying the stellar recaps here. Wish the wait wasn't so long btw broadcast date and boxed-set date.

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IKR. I was wondering where JS was. Seemed like she should have been in there with her brother. She had to have been beside herself. Then Earnest Bot could have been doling out hugs to both of them. Or heck, just make it a big group hug. *stares off into space imagining* There, I feel the tiniest bit better.

Ahhh...King 2 hearts. With this episode it hits me. Clearly, here is our dear King's two hearts laid out plain and simple. Two choices. Either one guarantees heart breakage. Ugh. Let's hope the writers have a clear and kick-ass 3rd alternative.

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I still haven't recovered. *sniff* I listened to that track too and the floodgates are open again. This episode sets the bar so high. Gah.

Brilliant acting by everyone. I still can't wrap my head around on how good this episode is. Lee Seung Gi, no one can be Jae Ha but you.

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*This episode sets the bar so high.*

Notice how often we say this for this drama?

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I swear to god this drama knows exactly when to insert the right soundtracks at the right time.
Gets ya good in the gut. *tear

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"Cathartic" is the perfect way to describe this episode. I haven't been this emotionally invested in a show for a LONG time. It's painful, but almost in a refreshing way...? Because it's so well done, maybe? There's just something satisfying about seeing a work of art nail it on so many levels. And having characters that we can truly root for and care about, through thick and thin.

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WOW that was one painful episode,

I can't believe the writers actually went that far!

What's going to happen next? How is Hang-ah and Queen Mother going to be saved?

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"What’s going to happen next? How is Hang-ah and Queen Mother going to be saved?" I am asking the same question! I cannot even imagine how this will be resolved! My comments have been brief because I just get upset thinking about this episode! Boy, the dramas for this time slot are competing heavily for the top slot!! All of them!!

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Thank you, GirlFriday!

I watched this last night with weird English subtitles on IonAir, and I was just sucked into the tension of the whole episode even though I didn't fully understand the dialogue. I'm so glad for this episode, even though I know the previous WOC moments were necessary. Lots of great moments, and great acting here, as we head into the final dramatic arc.

The writer's portrayal of Jae-ha, and his words in this episode, are spot on - he's been doing ok so far out of pride. He's the next in line after hyung, he's got to be King cos it's required of him, and he's managed to pull it together. But now Bong-gu hits him at his very weakest spot - he never wanted to be king in the first place. Why would he want to be, especially when the lives of those he loves are on the line?

(Actually, this is a question I'd like to ask anyone who lives in a country with a constitutional monarchy - apart from sentimental reasons, why would you still want the royal family? I'm not dissing the royal family/ families in any way; I'd just like to know if you actually value them?)

I suppose Bong-gu's asking Jae-ha to abdicate stems not only from his desire to take Jae-ha down, but also from his hatred of his own country - since the royal family symbolises the country, destroying them means he's showing he has the power to make, or break, the country as well.

Shi-kyung . . . I can understand what he says, that Jae-shin is merely toying with him and will get tired of him in due time. After all, she's spent all this time bemoaning that he's no fun. I guess he can't quite believe that she'd fall for him, just as he's fallen for her.

And how much do I love Queen Mom?

Whooo, now to wait for the final 4 episodes! Also hoping that this drama doesn't go into mad live-shoot mode, because the quality has been pretty good so far and it doesn't deserve a poor ending!

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honestly, in the country i live in, the constituitional monarchy is pretty much useless. they are controlled by political parties. so yeah, we dont really value them cos we dont see them doing anything. they dont even have a say in politics. it's like they're getting the people's taxes for nothing. :S

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but ..but...I like having prince and princesses....and kings and queens...and who knows?? one day one of them may be as hot as LSG.....hehehe (totally bimbo comment I know, sorry)

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they need to make more constitutional monarchy dramas involving king/queens/princes/princesses.
just my cup of tea. royalty done the right way is such beauty.

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LSG - how much your acting has improved since Brilliant Inheritance! This episode is epic and ends on a real cliffhanger - can't wait for next week! Just wished producers had spent more budget to get decent foreign actors .... Always reminds me of the type of acting we see in school plays when any one of them comes on ...

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GF - thanks for your recap. You and JB always do the best recaps, you add so much enjoyment to the dramas and provide added perspective and insight.

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this episode was amazing. held my breath the whole time. thanks for the great recap

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Yeah... I was gasping for air when the episode ended... didn't realise I was holding my breath throughout...

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Wow. This episode was really Lee Seung-Gi's time to shine. He broke my heart so many times throughout one episode I thought I ran out of tears.
The two scenes between Jae-Ha and Hang-Ah really just about ripped my heart out.
This episode was literally emotion overdose for our dear King since he lost three people in the course of one episode.

I love love love Hang-Ah and Jae-Ha's relationship. It's so full of understanding and love. It's that rare true love that's based on respect and trust and even though they went through a ton of obstacles they are still one. . . unfortunately their biggest obstacle is still alive.

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Thank you.

"And then she HITS HIM, with her tiny mom fists."

there are no weapons more painful.

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hahahaha.

An epic moment.
me : YOU GO MA.

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It did not pain Bong Gu. It pained me to see Queen Mother put to such a vulnerable state. You can see the fear, the struggle to maintain dignity, and the anger. Such a great veteran actress.

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Yes. You can trust her to always deliver for all the roles she undertakes!

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Even when everyone was doubting the Queen Mum, I knew she had enough moxie to weather whatever crap John Mayo would dish out. They under-estimated the power of the Angry Mummy.

I love this actress. And it was so obvious they used a decoy in the Bon Bon hair-dressing sham. The hair texture wasn't even the same, for goodness sake.

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Yes queen mother was so awesome! Her 'mother' approach to Bong Gu was more powerful than anything. And reading gf's recap of how she counted down all that Bong Gu had taken from her 'Jae Kang...Queen...our Jae Shin's legs...our Hang ah's baby..." I was overwhelmed by emotions.

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Great great show! LSG is such an excellent actor! I can feel my heart breaking along with him. He has improved by leaps n bounds. He deserves a best actor award for his stellar acting. LSG is the best!

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But Hook said (I usually call her tante kait or tante rempong by the way, you know why ;)) Seung gi will focusing in his singing career, so the chance is low. Still, I'd love to see him

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I think the fact that seung gi is such a hard worker, works well with others, makes the atmosphere lighter, AND delivers on all grounds is just what makes it all more satisfying.
The boy needs to have more recognition after seeing K2H

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He does deserve the best actor award! I just hope the station's end of the year awards particularly the daesang will be based on merit and not on the drama's ratings.

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oh really you mentioned about something in my head that i want to shout out loud while i saw this episode.

and if anybody doubt about his acting skill i will smash their face with this episode of TK2H

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"and if anybody doubt about his acting skill i will smash their face with this episode of TK2H"

I seriously LOL'd at this. So funny, and so true.

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This episode was DAEBAK! I think that pretty much every moment was gripping and it felt like the emotion just kept building until finally the poor King just couldn't deal.

Sueng Gi was fabulous. His emotions were right out there from the first moment with Cruella, to that sweetest scene with Hang Ah where he lay on her lap just trying to fold himself into her, to his confrontation with Bong Gu, his terrifying dream, and finally his breakdown with Shi Kyung. Soooo Gooood!

I agree that the bromance was the heart of this episode. Jea Ha agreed to keep Cruella's secret, I believe, soley to keep his friend's belief in his world intact, and because of that earnest belief Shi Kyung won't believe that Jae Ha is so shallow. It's wonderful to see these two men have such a bond. Jae Ha could only stand in this episode because he had Shi Kyung at his back.

And the scenes with Shi Kyung and the princess were so sweet. He's really just the sweetest, most earnest, adorable man. He truly doesn't see his own value. Love him!

Can't wait to see what Hang Ah has up her sleeve. No way is our kick-ass Hang Ah going to give in to the baddies. LOVE THIS SHOW!!!

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Thanks GF..
K2H really Daebak...Can't wait for the next episode..

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I'm still trying to cope with this episode. I can hardly believe the stakes are this high and there are only a couple episodes to go!!!

This episode played on ALL my emotions - and Jae Ha's. It's been a looooooong time since I've been this invested in a drama. And I couldn't be happier! :-D

*on another note - hey fellow drama-fans: does anyone know where I can buy a K2H poster? (Yes, I love this show that much!) <3<3<3<3

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This episode is the dope. Such a roller coaster ride the writer is giving us, exhilarating. Why did they make this the even number episode, to kill us all with withdrawal until next week?

Bong Gu is turning up just like the tyrant regime he symbolizes, or maybe in a much smaller scale like the playground bully. Do you stand up to him even though he is bigger and nastier? Well you can, just like Jae Ha did, you can taunt him and show you got guts. But are you able to face the consequences after all that hero posturing when he can hurt you in a place where you can never recover from?

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OMG i was hoping someone would also echo the same thoughts i had and bring it up LOL.
Seriously, i know i was supposed to be fully invested emotionally, but i couldn't help but wonder what seung gi must be thinking to be able to lay on those SEXY FINE asss leggs. honestly though, those legs had a glowing complexion that blinded me. And Ji won is just fit because of all those action roles she took on.
But yes, seung gi getting comfortable in fetal position like a kid in a mother's embrace.
I just about died.
Their skinship level is like x30584085overload.

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"Can we like do this scene a thousand times?"

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LSG: Say lines ... hmm, smooth ... say lines ... feels good ... say lines ...

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I was also distracted and actually said out loud 'I'm so jealous'. Not of Seung Gi....I'm jealous of Ha Ji Won for getting to have Seung Gi in her lap. I've always loved her but in that moment thanks to the green-eyed monster, I almost hated her.

But aside from the minor distraction it was a great scene where the king was completely vulnerable and needed the shelter of his queen.

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"Their skinship level is like x30584085overload."

LOL. you know, maybe it's just me but i really feel that this is HJW's most comfortable role that she has with her leading man. most times it just feels like the real deal especially that dream sequence part. sigh, i'm just fan girling. :)

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Don't even get me started on the dream sequence. I was a wreck....sobbing so hard!! The expression on JH's face when he spots HA in the room, his eyes well up with tears when they embrace, and the look of brief relief to see that she's here, confusion on listening to her cryptic talk, and the look of a lost boy when she leaves (ooof!!) just got me in the gut and then some!!

Seung-gi nailed every instant of the emotions that built on one after the other!!

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ha ji won did mention that seung gi out of all her costars is the most in-tune in terms of acting. He works well with her, she believes it's most comfortable, and it shows through their unison in this show.

lubb. hearts.

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I don't care how much older she is. She's perfect for uri Seung Gi.

Please get married!!!

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Yep, these two are just so right for each other. I can't believe I'm shipping them but what the heck, get married and make gorgeous babies already! ;)

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I agree with u,,, lol,,,
I love every comment about ah-ha couple,,,,

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*i really feel that this is HJW’s most comfortable role that she has with her leading man. most times it just feels like the real deal especially that dream sequence part.*

That makes two of us, maria. I know it's crazy given their age gap though it's hardly discernable. This is my 4th HJW drama and I feel their chemistry truly surpasses her previous pairings. I'm not sure if it's their great acting or their love story but it just feels so real. From their bickering to their sweetest touches/hugs/looks and, of course, kisses, their love for each other oozes out of their every pore.

Used to wish HJW & HB would hook up too. But now, I can't get this couple out of my mind.

@Saima: thanks for putting my thoughts into words.

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Saima you are so right. and omg when i was watching the dream sequence raw i was like simultaneously thinking "no, no, no, not a dream sequence too cruel to jae ha!", "*cries* nooo don't die, don't talk like you are going to die", "Seung gi ya don't cry like that", "OMG i have to watch this again is there a replay button? dang it's live"...

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I read somewhere that she contributes her youthful appearance to regular workouts! In addition to being awesome (in other facets) her healthy appearance is what most of us connect with as well. I just find her to be relatable & endearing! What's not to love about her!

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Guess I'm not the only one to think that hehe :P I want to lie on her legs too~

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How about her back and arms showing off in that simple and elegant white gown?

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I call it HJW's SEXY back, he he he.

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Oh, her back and arms make me jealous.
Anyone notice seung gi's back? Before the lap pillow scene, the camera shoot JH and HA from the back. Ooooh, THAT back is so broad and looks tough and sexy.
So both Jiwon and Seung gi have backs to die for!^^

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Yeah... Seung Gi's back makes me drool~

There was once during "1night 2 days" that the crew secretly shot his nude back and WOW!!!

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heehee...looks like I wasn't the only one who noticed how his shirt stretched across his back!

*fan self* ahem...how unbecoming of a married woman!

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@ Jia Min
I so remember that scene from 1n2d.

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@ babes
I think his shirt was gonna be ripped off. lol

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@Osi

I AM HULK.

But much more handsome, of course.

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Another first for me: downloading pics of tk2h & LSG onto my iphone and samsung galaxy tablet and using them as wallpaper everywhere.

Pic of HA in white gown showing off amazing back, super toned yet not muscular arms and tiny waist is gonna be my motivation for getting off my butt and hitting the gym more regularly.

Don't laugh.

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Sorry babes, I laughed before I read the 'don't laugh' warning.
I'm not laughing now, I swear.^^

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@Osi: "You know I hold grudges, right?" *wink*

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Madame Tussauds should take note. Make a wax figurine of Kim Hang Ah offering lap pillows. I'll fly there for it.

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LOL. you're too funny!