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100 Days My Prince: Episode 10

Although Yul seems to be settling into his new life as a peasant, his old life seems determined to haunt him. Former friends and enemies are equally dangerous to a man who just wants to disappear. As the past starts to catch up to Yul, he grows desperate for a way to remain in the one place he’s ever known real love and acceptance.

 
EPISODE 10 RECAP

Yul comes back from the city, and when Hong-shim says that she didn’t think he would return, he simply kisses her. It begins to rain, and Hong-shim jumps around with joy, but Yul says he’s uncomfortable because he hates getting wet, ha.

They take shelter in a storage room, and Hong-shim says that Yul must be tired from the long walk home. He answers that it must have been hard for her, too, admitting that Dad told him about her family being framed and slaughtered.

She says it was a long time ago, and that that’s when she and her brother were separated. She tells Yul that her brother returned, and when he asks why they aren’t together now, she says she needed time to settle her affairs first.

She asks if he regained any memories in Hanyang, but Yul says the city was too big, and he just got lost. Hong-shim stares at him, remembering that Gu-dol said Yul seemed to know exactly where he was.

Hong-shim pouts, which makes Yul’s smile as he watches her fondly. She stands as if to go home, but it’s still raining hard, making her shiver. Yul gives her a backhug and asks to stay that way just until the rain stops.

The king is thrilled at the much-needed rain, but a eunuch brings him to the queen’s chambers where he finds her lying in bed, moaning pitifully. She tells him that Minister Kim threatened her and Prince Seowon with his blank, sealed scroll. She murmurs that she’s too scared to even breathe since seeing it.

King Neungseon says that he gave Minister Kim the seal to protect her and Seowon, but Queen Park says that he’ll use the seal to kill her and Seowon and take the throne for himself. The king swears that he’ll protect her and the prince, and she falls sobbing into his arms — but behind his back, her eyes go sharp.

Yul and Hong-shim make it back home and argue over who should bathe first. Finally Yul says that since they can’t agree who goes first, they should just bathe together, so Hong-shim quickly (and nervously) says she’ll go first. While she bathes, Yul thinks about his confrontation with Moo-yeon, and how he’d asked Moo-yeon who he is.

Moo-yeon had replied, “You’re already dead. You’ve already died in everyone’s memory. So don’t try to know. When your existence is revealed, countless people will be killed.” Yul had asked why, but Moo-yeon had lunged for his weapon and they’d grappled again. Yul had kicked Moo-yeon in his injured shoulder and left him there.

Hong-shim finds Yul with his head in his hands, but he says he was just wondering why her bath took so long. He goes in to take his bath and finds a new set of clothes laid out for him, with extra stitches to keep the sleeves from fraying. Awww.

Moo-yeon’s men report to Minister Kim that Moo-yeon is in critical condition, having been attacked by someone. Minister Kim asks why Moo-yeon was in those woods, and one of them breaks down and confesses that he’s the one who shot Moo-yeon because he didn’t want to leave Minister Kim.

He says that he meant to shoot Moo-yeon’s arm and hoped he would change his mind about leaving while recovering. Minister Kim orders the man to be locked up until further notice, then finds So-hye and tells her to go back to the palace, and that he’s ordered the exorcism of her quarters (after the talisman was found) to be finished quickly.

Yul finds Hong-shim making his bed, and when she says the new clothes look good on him, he says haughtily that everything looks good on him. She grumbles that he’s not even thanking her after she made him the clothes, and he holds out his arms like he wants a hug… but he’s just complaining that one sleeve is shorter than the other, lol.

Hong-shim says that that arm must be longer, and the look Yul gives her is hysterical. She changes the subject and starts looking around for things to talk about, and Yul says that she must have missed him while he was gone. He tells her that if she’s not going to sleep in their room, then she should leave now.

Hong-shim fusses to herself in her room that she didn’t miss Yul one bit, and she was totally going to bed anyway. Then she flips and complains that he used to beg her to sleep with him, so why did he kiss her today if he was going to send her off to sleep alone?

Yul’s thoughts are more serious as he recalls Moo-yeon telling him that everyone who knew him thinks he’s dead, and that if he’s revealed to be alive, many will die.

So-hye visits Moo-yeon late at night to check his pulse; then finds the assassin her father had locked up. She tells him that he’ll be tortured, so he should run. When he refuses, she asks if he can keep the secret, and he says that he can but that Moo-yeon will leave once he recovers.

The next morning, Minister Jung reads the note that So-hye hid at the palace, which says that she’d had a worrisome dream, and that she intends to keep the thing most precious to her far away. Minister Jung gives the note to Prince Seowon, asking if it’s a love letter to him, but Seowon says it looks more like a letter expressing concerns.

Minister Jung asks the prince if he’s fond of So-hye, and he says he is, just like he’s fond of all of his people. He orders Minister Jung not to upset the crown princess, because if anything happens to her child, he won’t let it go. He also says that he’s not interested in Yul’s place as crown prince if he has to get it through trickery, and orders Minister Jung to stop scheming against the crown princess.

Hong-shim’s dad is so glad to see Yul that he hugs him, ignoring Yul’s grumbling that he never gave permission for hugs. Yul asks why Dad’s happy to see him, but Dad just says that of course he’s glad. Yul thanks him, then asks Dad to help him with something.

When Hong-shim wakes, Dad tells her that he made Yul’s breakfast. Yul deadpans that it was better than Hong-shim’s cooking, hee. When Dad praises Yul’s rope-making skills, Hong-shim squints at them suspiciously, but Yul shows her his quite lovely ropes and says that he asked Dad to show him how to do manly things like make rope and wield a scythe.

Dad pulls Hong-shim aside to tell her that he thinks Yul has decided to live as Won-deuk, and that they should take him along when they leave with Hong-shim’s brother.

Town Official Park catches Je-yoon mooning over his memories of Hong-shim after spending all night reading the office records. Je-yoon asks about Hong-shim’s Solution Agency, so Town Official Park tells him that Hong-shim used to solve the village’s problems for free, but she got married to a good-for-nothing who racked up debt.

While Yul is bringing in fodder, little Meok-goo yells at him in banmal that he never paid him for fetching the royal inspector. Yul offers him five times as much to answer an easy riddle: What do you call a grown man who is older than you? Meok-goo wails, and Yul deadpans, “’Waaaah‘ is not the right answer!”

Je-yoon overhears and asks Meok-goo what happened, and Meok-goo lies that Yul cheated him out of money he needs to buy medicine for his mother. Je-yoon gives him money and tells him to come to his office if Yul scams him again. The incredulous look on Yul’s face is priceless as Je-yoon lectures that he thought a man who got a reward from the king would be a decent person.

Je-yoon walks away, and while Yul’s brain is still spinning, Meok-goo answers “Hyung-nim” (the correct answer to the riddle) and demands his money. Yul asks if his mother is really sick, and Meok-goo tells him that she died in childbirth. LOL, he’s a tiny little scam artist.

Je-yoon tries to hire Hong-shim’s Solution Agency, but she refuses to help him. He politely says he’ll have to look into why she was dressed as a noblewoman in the city, forcing her to accept his request, which he says is a secret. He’s leaning in and whispering to her when Yul comes home and sees them, and Je-yoon is speechless to learn that this is Hong-shim’s husband.

After Je-yoon leaves, Yul tells Hong-shim that he heard the new magistrate has been hitting on her. She waves away his concern and notes that he looks sunburned, but he says honestly that his face is red because he’s angry. She kind of likes the idea of Yul being jealous, and makes him lie down with his head in her lap so she can put some medicine on his burnt skin.

He enjoys it quite a lot, turning his face up to her and watching her so intently that she asks him to close his eyes. He whispers, “I want to see you since I didn’t get to for four days.” (…and THUNK, there goes my heart.)

Hong-shim tries covering his eyes, but Yul just opens them again and grins at her. He finally keeps them closed the second time, and Hong-shim gets caught up admiring his eyebrows. Yul grumbles that he didn’t give her permission to touch, but he adds that she’s the only woman allowed to touch him without permission, then puts her fingers back to his face. When did he get so sweet??

Kkeut-nyeo and Gu-dol drop by the cottage as Yul is chopping wood, here to ask Hong-shim to clean some fish for them since they’re both too squeamish. Yul says not to bother Hong-shim with work like that—he’s in charge of doing difficult jobs from now on. Kkeut-nyeo swoons along with the rest of us.

Of course, he’s never done it before, and he hesitates at the sight of the still-gasping fish. He wonders when Hong-shim will be back, leaning away from the nasty fish, hee. They’re still waiting for Hong-shim after it gets dark, so Yul decides to go find her.

She’s meeting with Je-yoon regarding his request, and she very nearly swears when she climbs Master Park’s wall and sees him hand-feeding beef to his spoiled dog. Je-yoon says that he made himself two promises when he came here — one is impossible to keep because the woman he likes is married (aww), and he needs her help with the other one.

He explains that he only made the villagers fill the well because he could tell it was going to rain, then offers to walk her home. Hong-shim declines, so he confesses that he has no idea how to get back to the magistrate’s office, HA. Hong-shim leads the way, and Yul pops out of the bushes behind them, shooting jealous eye-lasers at Je-yoon’s back.

King Neungseon looks furious that he let himself be manipulated into giving Minister Kim a blank, stamped scroll, giving Minister Kim the ability to do literally anything he wants. He tells Minister Jung that Minister Kim once said that a king must be cold-hearted and unswayed by personal feelings, so starting today, he’s going to be a cold-hearted ruler.

He asks if Minister Jung is willing to take a huge risk for him, and Minister Jung replies he owes his life to Neungseon. The king orders him to take his command to the grave: kill Minister Kim.

Hong-shim sneaks into Master Park’s home and steals his dog, Dae-boo, right out of his arms as he’s napping. In her escape, she crashes right into Yul and drops Dae-boo, who wanders off while Yul is quizzing Hong-shim about her late night meeting with Je-yoon.

Je-yoon reviews an ongoing lawsuit between two families, and Town Official Park advises him to take the side of Master Park’s friend. Je-yoon asks about Master Park’s connection to Minister Kim, but Town Official Park doesn’t know, though he does notice that Je-yoon asks a lot of questions about Master Park.

Je-yoon predicts Master Park’s frantic arrival within seconds, and he hilariously overreacts to Master Park’s upset over the lost dog. Master Park admits that Dae-boo is not only an official Ming Dynasty noble, but not his dog at all — it belongs to his master. Je-yoon tells him dramatically go to home, and he’ll personally find and return Dae-boo.

He grins with anticipation as he’s waiting to rendezvous with Hong-shim, but Yul shows up instead, asking why Je-yoon needs his wife when he has many officials to do his bidding. He flat-out accuses Je-yoon of hitting on Hong-shim, and when Je-yoon pulls rank on him for speaking banmal, Yul deadpans that he was talking to himself.

The two have a stare-down until Hong-shim wanders over to confess that she lost the dog. To prevent Je-yoon spending more time with Hong-shim, Yul volunteers to search for Dae-boo with him, sending Hong-shim home to wait.

Yul guesses that Dae-boo must be old considering how much respect the dog commanded, and he knows that Ming mastiffs love food, so he extrapolates that Dae-boo would be slow and looking for meat. He tells Je-yoon that if they can’t find the dog, they’ll tell Master Park that they stole it on his orders. Je-yoon asks, “Is that how the Solution Agency works?” and Yul fires back, “Is that how the magistrate works?” Oooo, burn.

He accuses Je-yoon of trying to gain favor with Master Park by stealing his dog and returning it. Je-yoon calls him a peasant, but Yul says that you can’t be a good leader if you only listen to those in power and ignore the weak. Curious, Je-yoon asks if they’ve met before, finding Yul’s voice familiar.

But Yul suddenly spots the dog approaching the trap he’s set. Dae-boo walks right in and they catch him. Yul declines compensation and tells Je-yoon to go be Master Park’s dog. Je-yoon just thanks him for allowing him to be Master Park’s dog by finding the magistrate’s ledger, vowing to discover who’s at the top of the corrupt hierarchy even if it means being a dog.

Yul warns Je-yoon that sacrificing small causes for greater causes could cost him his credibility. He challenges Je-yoon to beat him like the last magistrate for his impertinence, but instead, Je-yoon asks Yul to be friends.

He apologizes for his former rudeness, but Yul declines to be friends with someone he considers a fool. He asks if befriending Master Park is really enough to ferret out the top of the hierarchy. In response, Je-yoon asks Yul how a smart person would handle it.

At the palace, Minister Kim overhears two court ladies gossiping about a rumor that Crown Prince Yul is alive. The rumor comes back around to him through one of his lackeys, and he warns the minister that his tongue could get him in big trouble. Minister Kim is told that they’ve found the person spreading the rumor… it’s Soo-ji, Minister Kim’s son, who saw the prince at the palace. Minister Kim finds Soo-ji telling a highly embellished version of Yul’s story to a group of young palace ladies.

As reward for finding Dae-boo, Je-yoon asks for an archery contest with Master Park, and he promises Master Park that he’s not planning to lose on purpose. They look out towards the target Yul is setting up, and Je-yoon mentions the time when Yul shot at Master Park, then betrayed the former magistrate.

He pretends to worry that Yul will be a threat to him, and invites Master Park to teach him a lesson. They make Yul hold a plate over his head as their target, and for some reason, Yul does it without complaint. Je-yoon’s first arrow goes wide, hitting the wooden target behind Yul.

Master Park takes aim, and as his arrow flies towards Yul, Yul has a flashback to the night the palace doctor was murdered. He imagines Master Park’s arrow striking her in the throat, and he sinks to his knees in shock.

In the city, Minister Kim slaps Soo-ji furiously for spreading a rumor that the crown prince is still alive. Soo-ji stammers that he saw a man from Songjoo village who looked exactly like Yul, and Minister Kim storms out before he even finishes his sentence.

He goes to the assassin still locked in his shed and asks if the crown prince is alive. Next he goes to Moo-yeon’s room and tells the other assassin, who’s nursing the still unconscious Moo-yeon, that he’s going to Songjoo village.

Master Park is delighted with Yul’s extreme reaction to being shot at. He declares the archery contest over and himself the loser, and he offers to grant Je-yoon a favor. Town Official Park notices that Yul doesn’t seem to be recovering and runs to him, and Yul’s eyes land on Master Park’s arrows as he approaches the dais. Scenes flood his mind — a gift of a bow and arrow… the king… the crown princess.

Back at the cottage, Dad marvels at Yul’s first pair of straw shoes and Hong-shim watches with a sad expression as he gushes over Yul. When she asks why Dad likes Yul so much, he tells Hong-shim that his wife was pregnant when she died and that he’d been sure the child would have been a son. That son would have been about Yul’s age had he lived. He suggests that she let Yul know that her brother will be coming for her soon so that he can get ready, hoping that she’s not still planning to leave without him.

After being alerted by Kkeut-nyeo to Je-yoon’s little game, Hong-shim confronts Je-yoon about using Yul as a human target. When Je-yoon just vaguely says he had a reason, she asks if he even values the lives of peasants as having any worth.

Ae-wol surprises them both by showing up unannounced, warning Hong-shim not to speak to the magistrate that way. Hong-shim stomps off, offended that Je-yoon called in a gisaeng (Je-yoon: “She came to me…”). Je-yoon complains that Ae-wol’s timing in showing up was too perfect, but she says that she came to tell Je-yoon about Minister Kim’s conversation that she overheard, when he mentioned the rumor that So-hye’s baby is not the crown prince’s child.

She also tells Je-yoon about the current rumor that the crown prince is alive. Je-yoon dismisses it as ridiculous, but when Town Official Park brings him a document signed by Yul, he seems to recognize the handwriting and recalls Yul’s order to stop investigating the physician’s murder case.

As Minister Kim and Moo-yeon’s man gallop towards Songjoo village, another group of assassins shoots them off their horses and surrounds them.

Dad sends Hong-shim home to wait for Yul while everyone else splits up to look for him. Hong-shim finds him at the house, calmly making straw shoes, and she snaps at him to copy books if he wants to make money. Yul declares that this work suits him better.

Hong-shim, knowing him better than that, demands the truth, refusing to allow Yul to avoid her questions. She wants to know why he stood still when Master Park shot an arrow at him, and he says, “Because it’s what Won-deuk would do.” Hong-shim asks if he’s planning to live as Won-deuk when they know he isn’t.

She reminds him that he went to Hanyang to regain his memories, but he says that he doesn’t want to regain his memories anymore, “Because I want to stay by your side.” Hong-shim tells him that she was planning to leave him behind when she left with her brother and Dad, and that they’ll have to live in hiding for the rest of their lives. She asks hopefully, “So if you’re still okay with a woman like me, will you leave with me?”

In answer, Yul steps forward and hugs her.

 
COMMENTS

Damn, it looks like Yul has gotten his memories back, or at least enough of them that he wants to run away. I don’t blame him for wanting to escape if he has indeed remembered who he is, because he was always miserable in the palace, and he’s finally found happiness in the simple life with Hong-shim and their friends. It’s tragic to see him insisting that he’s Won-deuk, meant for humble work, when he was so recently declaring any work at all to be beneath him. If his choice is between danger, death, betrayal, and heartache in the palace, or love and acceptance with Hong-shim and the villagers, it’s not much of a choice at all. But obligation will pull him back to the palace no matter how far he runs, and I think he knows it, and that his desire to go with Hong-shim and her brother is futile.

On a happier note, I love how quiet Yul’s love for Hong-shim is. Even in love, he’s true to himself — reserved, yet affectionate in his own way, and as open about it as I predicted he would be. He’s not one for big gestures or romantic pronouncements, but he’s doing things like chopping wood and taking on the nastier jobs to spare Hong-shim from doing them (even if he chickens out!). Just the way he looks at Hong-shim is so adoring, like when he was lying with his head in her lap, that there’s no question how he feels… he doesn’t need to make grand pronouncements, because it’s all there in his eyes.

It’s so interesting to see the relationship between Yul and Je-yoon playing out, with Je-yoon as impressed with Yul’s intelligence as he was when he knew he was the crown prince, while Yul’s impression of Je-yoon is completely the opposite of his original impressions. He found Je-yoon clever, and trustworthy enough to trust him with his life by sending him that note when he thought there was a plot to kill him. But now Yul sees Je-yoon as an idiot because of how he’s trying to gain Master Park’s favor, since he doesn’t know the whole story, not to mention his intense jealousy over Hong-shim.

I’m glad to see the king getting a backbone and actually doing something about Minister Kim’s power trip. I’m even glad that he went straight to “kill him,” because he knows that nothing short of death will stop Minister Kim in his determination to take the throne — I get frustrated with shows where characters know exactly who their enemy is but pussyfoot around them, giving them time to escalate their dangerous behavior. King Neungseon may have been a weak king in the past, but with this decision, he’s showing that he’s done letting himself be manipulated. It’s too bad that he’s doing it for the wrong reason (saving Queen Park), and I anticipate that he’ll be pretty devastated when he realizes that the wife he’s trying to protect is not only also manipulating him, but actively trying to harm his son and (he thinks) his grandchild in order to put her own son on the throne.

Also, it was a bit vague, but my suspicion that Seowon is not the king’s child was confirmed by Minister Kim when he talked about Queen Park’s betrayal. No matter what King Neungseon does, neither Seowon nor So-hye’s child are his own blood, so he needs to get Yul back if he wants his own line to continue. It’s going to be another point of contention between them, because Yul seemed pretty determined not to become king willingly or produce an heir. Maybe when he regains his memory and sees that his father has finally done something to become a strong king on his own, Yul will change his mind… or maybe not, since nothing will change the fact that Neungseon let countless people be slaughtered in order to take the throne.

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It looks like I haven't been paying attention or was distracted by D.O.'s eyes: Seowon is not the king's son? WHAT *gasp*. I thought Queen Park's betrayal was that she told Vice Premier she couldn't have children in order to marry the King, but then she went and had one anyway.

Actually, ahem, is the Queen related to Vice Premier, like a daughter or sister? I am trying to put together the Kim family tree... I didn't know the silly scholar was his son. *facepalm*. Clearly I'm too distracted by D.O.

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Me, too! I keep zoning out when DO and NJH are nowhere to be seen. If there weren't any recaps I'd have no clue what's actually happening, plotwise.

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LOL, well, I'm interested in the palace stuff, but some of the basics are not clear to me (like who's related to whom). Maybe the show is doing this on purpose, revealing critical details gradually? Or maybe it's just me being slow. Dunno.

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I feel like I'm interested in the palace stuff, I'm not fast-forwarding, but it's just not entering my brain. I don't know why exactly.

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Are you me????? Haha wondeuk and hong shim are too cutw honestly

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Here's a character chart, including Kim's family tree. It does not appear that the Queen and Minister Kim are related.
http://program.tving.com/tvn/100daysmyprince/15/Contents/Html

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Liked how it said the relationship between Yul and Je Yoon was "friendly or bromance"

https://content.invisioncic.com/Msoompi/en/monthly_2018_08/f131800038848346000(0).png.6c1006721dc8f3db01b153ef90dcbbb4.png

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Did I miss something? When did they say seowon is not his son? As far as I remember, the vice premier chose the present queen because she apparently couldn't conceive. He obviously wanted his grandchild to ascend the throne. But the queen and her father lied about it. So she became pregnant. That doesn't mean seowon is not the king's own son.

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That's what I understand too. Whew! I'm not too distracted!

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That was what I thought also. That the Queen and her father had tricked him about her ability to get pregnant. Guess another instance where the show isn't clear about what's happened.

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hahaha yup you were too distracted!

I've seen the actor of the silly scholar before in other dramas so I recognized him immediately and wanted to know his relation to Yul. I was surprised he was the Minister Kim's son. He doesn't have ambition at all! lol

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I'm a bit confused too. That would be 2 birth secrets in the royal family.
I also thought that the queen and her father must have lied to Minister Kim about her fortune.

If the king is not Seowon's father then who is his father? I don't want to accuse Minister Jung of being the royal sperm donor. Am I the only one who is feeling uncomfortable with this?

The queen comes from the Park family so no she is not related to Minister Kim. Not his sister or his daughter.
Kim has 2 children. Kim So-hye and Kim Soo-ji.

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I agree. 2 birth secrets would be too much even for this drama... Ah, thanks for clarifying about the Queen. I bet she's the daughter of one of Kim's cronies.

Speaking of Minister Jung, I'm not sure why the King seems to trust him, or what his connection is with the Queen and Crown Princess. He's a shady character... His whispering to Seowon about the letter reminded me of Grima Wormtongue. Vice Premier better watch out! I expect we will find more about Minister Jung next episode.

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Maybe the king doesn't trust him. He's just using him. He knows they're on opposite side on almost every matter. Also Minister jung did say that he owed the king his life or something.
I'm actually interested to know whether he hates his brother je yoon or not. He obviously disrespects him,but he also kinda saved him(?) when vice premier was after him for giving the false letter from Yul. He obviously had a chance to get rid of him, because he exposed the queen's talisman. Also, how come vice premier didn't kill off jeyoon when he showed up with the actual message from Yul?
Sorry for bombarding you with questions.

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I don't have many answers, but it's fun to try and make sense of the politics:
- I wish the King were as smart as you say! That would be great to see... letting the bad guys fight it out and then crush whoever's left. Hehe. (Maybe too much Nirvana in Fire level).
- I guess Minister Jung has scorn for Je Yoon because he is the son of a concubine. I can't remember the whole talisman issue, but I thought Minister Jung might save his brother if it served a purpose...
- I am still wondering about the elbow (or heel?) riddle from Yul.
- Vice Premier probably decided it was more worthwhile to test Je Yoon rather than kill him, and sent him far away so Je Yoon wouldn't keep a close eye on him at court. Ironically he sent him to the place where the amnesiac Crown Prince is living.

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@WishfulToki, it seems to me like that character ("heel/to follow") led him to that cherry blossom tree (the place where Yul stopped (something to do with 'heel'?) whenever he walked around the palace with a group of servants from the palace 'following' him. The tree had been cut down by the crown princess, so that led him to the place where the crown princess lives.

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Yeah I am also curious about Min Jung and Joo-Yeon's relationship.In the early episodes,it looked like Jung really hated JY and went out of his way to be nasty(the gisaeng house digs of him being of low birth)
But then he went and saved hin before Kim could get him whacked and for a few seconds looked like a genuinely concerned older brother.May be what we have is a very watered down version of the 7DQ's early brotherly dynamic where Jung is threatened of JY but not enough to get him killed(yet)

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You are making me want to rewatch The Two Towers.
Wormtongue was such a snake and maybe Jung is one too to a lesser degree lol. I'm not sure who he is loyal to.
Looks like Minister Kim is not the only one with trained assassins.
I hope he didn't make it to Songjoo village. I'm not ready for Won Deok and Hong-shim to be separated.

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Yeah, this is what I thought as well. It's ambiguous, I think, about who the Queen betrayed. I thought it was the Left State Councillor as well.

On the point about the silly scholar, well tbh I didn't realize he was the Left State Councillor's sun until this episode either. I think it's a defect in the writing tbh. There have been quite a few things that were less than obvious based on the way they were initially introduced in this story and which had to be clarified later on (like how much Hong Shim initially knew about Yul's identity).

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Same reaction when reading about Seowon possibly not being the king's child...
Except I really wasn't paying attention, because I actually missed the thing about the queen being (supposedly) unable to have children! Oops!! xD

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@wishfultoki,

I was caught flat-footed, too. And I thought exactly the same thing: that Queen Park had lied to Left Minister Kim that she could not have children, when in fact, she could. And in fact already did have a bun in the oven.

We did get a hint recently about the relationship between Left Minister Kim and Master Park. It came from Kim himself when he told Je-yoon that he was to get in good with Park. I don't recall the exact wording. I believe that Kim covertly threatened Queen Park by sending Je-yoon to the village as the new governor after Magistrate Jo was busted. This could be Kim preparing to clean house.

Kim commenced threatening Queen PARK's father. Yup. Master PARK is her father. I would bet the ranch on it.

Think back to Kim telling the King that a monarch has to be ruthless (I forget the exact wording), and this wrinkle casts it in a new light. Kim is ready and willing to kill the Queen's father. A man who is supposed to be his friend. Sheesh. Maybe Kim is fed up with Park's excessive corruption.

By extension, this is the second time Kim is threatening the King's wife. Or more accurately, he is threatening the King's second wife after killing his first wife.

As for Soo-ji's identity, just by looking at the AsianWiki mugshots I had figured that Kim So-hye Seja bi and Kim Soo-ji were siblings because they're about the same age, but then I forgot about it. I put two and two together again when I saw both of them at Minister Kim's residence. Soo-ji spoke very familiarly with Moo-yeon outdoors, as if he had known him for years.

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Wow that's a great theory I can get behind. That master park is the queen's father. Didn't think about it at all!

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Oooohhhh... wow. That just blew my mind. I hadn’t thought that weasley Park was the Queen’s father. I guess that makes the fluffy Ming dog extra precious. 😂

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And in fact already did have a bun in the oven.

I jumped to the above conclusion based on the recap. But on second thought, it ain't necessarily so. I find it hard to believe that she would have gotten pregnant before marrying the King. Too many royal physicians would have been watching her like a hawk. Queen Park also does not strike me as someone who would mess around. She would follow the rules to ensure that her son had the most sterling pedigree possible.

I'm beginning to think that the subtitles are iffy, perhaps in addition to murky writing.

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It was alluded to in the scene where Minister Kim goes to the Queen with the blank piece of paper after he heard she was planning to spread rumors of So-hye's baby being illegitimate. He said something to the effect of "two can play the rumor game".

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@rushda29 Ek Ladhki,

He said something to the effect of "two can play the rumor game".

Ah, so it is only a rumor. But one that could get Queen Park and her son killed.

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Thank you! Now I understand what’s going on. Subtitles aren’t really clear. 😅

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D.O. is cute and even Nam Ji hyun seems to think so. I detect a bit more chemistry between them than she can usually muster up.

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D.O. honestly was not my first pick for male lead, but nam ji hyun has chemistry with everyone, and this time is no exception. And her taste in projects is simply excellent.
I'm pretty sure Minister jung(jung sa yeob) is the father of the baby. I guessed it was him episodes ago and reading his character description confirmed it for me.

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I suspected Minister Jung initially but after seeing Prince Seowon's reaction to the Crown Princess and her baby, I became doubtful.

I assumed that Minister Jung think's it is Prince Seowon's child too, that's why he asked if the letter looked like a love letter and his vague answer is suspicious too.

Maybe it is Minister Jung's child and he is in on it with the Crown Princess and they're both trying to play it off as Prince Seowon's child? I don't know anymore....

My head.... @[email protected]

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Seo-won doesn't seem like the type to do something like that. He's always being portrayed as an upstanding person.

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What is the relationship between Minister Jung Sa Yeob and Governor Jung Jae Yoon? Father-Son or Brother? Because they have same family's name. Except that Governor Jung is concubine's son. Subtitles sometimes really give me some headaches to understand the situations. Thanks.

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Wow, i need to rewatch again, prince seowon isnt King's son?!!!! So Yul is indeed Kings son with that personality king is still love with his true love yuls mom and just married queen park for act just like yul with crown princess.

That plottwist agdjal

But yeah a sweet moment full of fluff is still winning. WonShim is the cutest couple ever full of rainbows. But what's with the preview! They all cried the I can't deal with the angst! Yul finally cried after that day he lost his mom TTTTT This couple deserved a happy ending!

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I continue to enjoy this drama especially Yul and Hong-shim but I find my interest waning whenever we switch from the village to the palace.

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I still think it’s Mooyeon the baby’s father. Although I sometimes have an far fetched inkling that it can be Jeeyeon. He has face amnesia, friends with her brother. He may not know if the crown princess came to him with different attire. And for the younger prince I thought the same as well, but after reading the recap I think it’s the opposite. Minister Kim wanted a barren queen so there would be not rival for succession but she had given birth to a son.

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I can't take face blindness seriously. It makes no sense Je Yoon can recognize Soo Ji and Guard Kwon but can't recognize Yul who is literally one of his bosses -- the king, the queen, and the crown prince. I booed when it rained. It's not supposed to rain when they kiss; it's supposed to rain when they consummate their marriage! But then they never addressed the kiss and proceeded to pretend it never happened. First, Hong Shim lost a horse, and now she loses a dog? Never have I wanted them to stay with the palace so badly. When Show cut away from Minister Kim being surrounded by assassins, I shouted, "Go back! I need to know if he dies!!" Thanks for the recap, @LollyPip!

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The rain is just a superstition. There was no guarantee that it would rain if everyone was married and ...(you know).
Joseon would have been destroyed with flood a long time ago if it was for real but I do get what you mean based on this story sorry.

I think most of us are frustrated with the writing because we are confused about even the simplest things.

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He recognizes them because of the context they are in, the surroundings, clothes, not just the voice :)

The crown prince is dead, as far as he knows, while WD is living in the village, has a different attire and is married too...even if he finds his voice familiar, why would his first thought be that he is Yul, of all people?
Plus his judgement is probably clouded by jealousy, too ;)

In the end of the episode we see him getting more suspicious while looking at his handwriting...it won't take long before he uncovers the truth! ;)

Plus it's not very nice to say you can't take the condition seriously just because you're not familiar with it and how it works...a beanie wrote about their personal experience under the recap for episode 1 of The beauty inside...it's a very interesting read! Check it out ;)
http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/10/beauty-inside-episode-1/#comment-3315853

Finally, this is fiction, so it's normal to bend reality a bit to fit the story, but in the end it's still believable...I find it harder to accept that the eunuch survived, tbh xD
But I'll gladly accept it! I can't wait till he finds out his dear crown prince is indeed still alive!! ^^

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@cubely Lelly19,

Thank you for giving the permalink to Wag-a-muffin's post on her experiences as a person who has a relatively mild form of face blindness. Prosopagnosia is a real condition, and more common that most folks realize.

I think Yul's calligraphy is going to be a deciding factor in Je-yoon's recognition of him. He had already seen that large scroll that Yul had hanging in the pavilion as a test or riddle, and he had come very close to solving it correctly.

It would be a hoot if Je-yoon got a gander at one of those trashy novels Scribe Won-deok had copied, and suddenly put two and two together. LOL!

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I found it a very interesting and enlightening read, so I'm the one who should be thanking you! ^^

I knew about the condition already, since I studied it in uni, but I've never read about first-hand experiences before! I'm glad I did now! :)

And about Je-yoon, he is already suspicious of WD's handwriting towards the end of this episode, when Town Official Park brings him some document signed by WD/LY...I can't wait to see what he's going to do with that hunch!! ^^

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@lollypip
Thank you for the recap and the cover shot. It's my fave so far. It was hard to replace Song Joong-ki's face with it on my wall but I did it cause I lup our WonShim.

Some silly things from this episode that made me giggle.

- Dad told Hong-shim that when his wife was pregnant he had a dream that a huge chili fell into his arms and he knew he was going to have a son.
Korean chili pepper (gochu) is also a slang or sounds like the p word aka a boy/man's thing lol.
(Dang it @mary I'm trying to avoid being hijacked from posting questionable words haha).

- Hong-shim stepping on Je-yoon's back to peek over the wall into Lord Park's house reminds me of a scene from Dong Yi.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emrXJIuUQVM

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I'm really amazed and happy( don't ask me why lol) that you not only follow this drama @Kiara, but you appear to enjoy it as well. Considering how much you're usually camped in the serious Saguek corner. And I noticed how lighthearted your comments are and I think this is the first time since I came to this site that I've read you squeeing about a romance. I don't think I've ever read that before lol.
Disclaimer: not a stalker.

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@Flightey Gazelles,

ROFLMAO at "Disclaimer: not a stalker."

But you sure have good taste! ;-)

Non-disclaimer: I am a @kiara fan!

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"Your grace is immeasurable"
I am your stalker and sasaeng fan @pakalanapikake lol.

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Aw, shucks, @kiara!
Mahalo and bitte sehr. ;-)

It seems we have already started up our own mutual admiration society. Manseh! ;-)

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Aw that's so sweet of you to say @Flightey Gazelles. I am a loyal fangirl lol.
Nam Ji-hyun and I go way back to The Great King Sejong (2008) which was a stuffy sageuk btw.
She played Yi Do (King Sejong's) young wife and I just fell in love with her short but heartfelt performance there.
I think that caught the writers and producers attention because she was cast to play young Deok-man in Queen Seon Deok the following year.

Anyway, I think Nam and Do deserves the squeeeing. They've done a good job elevating the script and making their onscreen relationship believable despite the sloppy writing imo.

I'm glad you are enjoying the show and here is to happy ending :).

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Awwn @Kiara and @PakalanaPikake, cheers!!

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@kiara,

Thanks so much for that scene from DONG YI. I haven't gotten around to watching it, and was surprised to see that the incognito King is played by Ji Jin-hee, whom I think I've only seen in HE WHO CAN'T MARRY. He is hilarious, and looks great in hanbok. I watched HWCM within the past couple of months. If the rest of DONG YI is this funny and charming, I'll have to get my butt in gear.

That was some conception dream. Haha. I'm having flashbacks to Gil-dong's ribald storytelling in REBEL after he stared down Nok-soo's cad of a client (before she went off to become one of Yeonsangun's musicians). And he served as Footstool, too. ;-)

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It's hard to go back and watch old shows because they have so many episodes but Lee Byung-hoon knows how to make sageuks appealing to women.
Dong Yi started off with familiar sageuk faves. Chun Ho-jin as Dong Yi's father and Kim Yoo-jung as young Dong Yi. Jung Jin-young is also part of the show from beginning to end. Combined that with a familiar sympathetic background story and you are hooked before you know it.

I do enjoy the little things that are not as common in other genres like the Korean folklore made up of belief systems from Buddhism, Shamanism, mythical creatures etc that the show already covered.
It keeps me from getting bored because you kind of have to pick them out.

REBEL was a good mixed of historical facts and Korean folklore. I really enjoyed it.

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Ah, thanks, @kiara, for filling me in. For some reason I'd gotten them impression that DONG YI was so-so. But even that clip was enough to intrigue me.

Like you, I especially enjoy the folkloric elements as well as the Buddhist, Mugyo, and other factors. I thought REBEL did a wonderful job of seamlessly incorporating religion and metaphysics, along with Neo-Confucian philosophy -- and traditional music and dance. What a treat.

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@pakalanapikake
Well, compared to the other sageuks back then it was so so.
I dropped it after "Giant" came out 3 months later. Now that's a show I'd highly highly recommend. It was fantastic from beginning to end.
Some of my fave child actors started it off well, Nam Ji-hyun, Yeo Jin-goo, Noh Young-hak and even Kim Soo-hyun playing a teen character.
This is where Jeong Bo-seok was in his element. He is still the best villain for me.

Yes, REBEL went further with the traditional music, art and dance. Honey Lee was outstanding, wasn't she?
I think MBC should make more sageuks like that.

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@kiara October 14, 2018 at 10:54 AM

DONG YI looks like it could be a sweet story with that OTP. I like Ji Jin-hee in this better than HE WHO CAN'T MARRY, but it probably has to do with the genre. Give me a good sageuk any day.

Ah, GIANT has been on my to-watch list for a long time. Jeong Bo-seok?! I love him to bits, and not only as a villain. (Although he was great as the antagonistic king in THE KING IN LOVE, and his feuding with his queen was epic.)

I would love it if MBC made more sageuks like REBEL. I have MBC to thank for THE KING'S DAUGHTER, SU BAEK HYANG, too. From your lips to the Drama Gods' ears. ;-)

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I continue to be surprised by how fairly direct this drama is being, re: the consummation of the marriage and Yul's desire. I guess I'm just used to kdramas beating around it or simply pretending it doesn't exist.

WonShim are indeed cute. I find Nam Ji Hyun's face interesting. She can look very mature and then young. Other actors with this vibe are Yoo Seung Ho( definitely him), Jung Eun Jin( as shown in Reply 1997) and that actor in Circle, Reunited Worlds( I'm coming up short right now).. She's beautiful and I still remember her with Luie un SKL, lol

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I mean it's a cable channel. Most of them are pretty recent compared to public service channels and don't apply the same restrictions on writers/directors when it comes to realistic relationships. Yesterday I was watching something from MBC and they filmed a kiss scene that was just the actors pressing against each other and the camera shooting it at 70000 angles in slo mo. It annoyed me so much I just closed the window. The way these public channels depict relationships and today's world is so outdated that I personally have stopped watching anything from them, especially now that tvn and jtbc are putting out such good content.

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I get vertigo from those ridiculous 360-degree shots of merry-go-round smooches, dead fish optional. The first time I saw it, it was cool. Nowadays they seem like a spoof. Unless maybe it's supposed to indicate a flashback to the time when it was still hip. ;-)

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Dead fish optional 😂

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Dead fish optional

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I agree with you, @Flightey Gazelles re: realistic kisses and realistic mature adult conversations, especially in a sageuk.

@Dduduyah hits the nail on the head: it's on cable. That makes a big difference.

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Thank you @lollypip for the recap!
Even if it's a bit later than usual I don't mind because it means more 100 days my Prince content through the week and it's easier to wait for Monday! Which is tomorrow already! 😍

The introduction makes me kinda of emotional! 😅
Poor Wondeukie! He just settled and now he has to change his life again soon! ㅠㅠ

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Sorry - I was sick! All better and back on track now :)

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I'm sorry to hear that! No need to apologize!! ^^
I'm glad you're better now!!

I can't wait to read this week's recaps!! 😍😍

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Lollypip the dog is a lion dog of China or I think simply called Pekingese or Peke. Mastiffs is a general type of dog eg pitbull, bulldogs etc.

By the way, I love how you write! I wait and happy if you are the reviewer! you are my bias in Dramabeans world! hehehe but I respect all reviewers of DB! Thank you!

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BEWARE RAMPANT SPECULATION!

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Thank you for your recap, @lollypip! That second photo, with the sunlight suffusing the wall behind the hollyhocks just as the rain commences, reminds me of my dear Mom. She used to grow hollyhocks when I was little. Thank you. <3

Mwora?! Prince Seowon is not the King's son? Knock me over with a feather! Shiver me timbers and blow me down! I have to rewatch this episode. I cannot believe that such a revelation slipped past me. So Queen Park has cuckolded the King? Or was she perhaps knocked up when she married him? In either case, who is Prince Seowon's father? Dang! Yet another child betrayed by a rotten parent. One bowl of Ye Olde Royal Poison coming right up.

Why am I suddenly getting the feeling that there may be yet another faked death? Has there been a really loooong con in play? Please forgive me as I'm also watching PLAYER. ;-)

/rampant speculation ON

Might the late king actually be alive, with Yul's father passing himself off as a craven wimp while actually collaborating with Queen Park to put on an antagonistic act to entrap the powerful Left Minister Kim and those who conspire with him? Perhaps Yul's mother is actually alive and in hiding, too. It sounds like a lame plan since it has taken 16 years to finally get around to arresting Kim. Many people have been unjustly killed or have suffered grievously. On the other hand, if the former king is alive and is restored to the throne, that means Yul would be off the hook as Seja.

That would be too complicated to resolve in the remaining 5 episodes without a lot of deus ex machinations. Or would it?

/rampant speculation OFF

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Now for the fun stuff. I loved Je-yoon's dognapping scheme. It was hilarious how he had Hong-shim peep over Master Park's wall while standing on his rain-predicting back. And it was even better when she sneaked in the next day to lure Sir Oh Dae-boo away during Park's siesta. LOL at Hong-shim swaddling the pooch like a baby. Double LOL when she dropped Dae-boo on the ground when she encountered Yul. Dae-boo's protective halo of angora-like fluff cushioned his fall. Crisis averted. The way he waddled off was hilarious. He looked like an electrocuted mutant wiener dog.

It was Je-yoon to the rescue when Park awakened to realize Dae-boo had gone AWOL. Interestingly, the pooch is not Park's dog. He's only dogsitting for a mysterious Yangban Lee. Is he one of Yul's relatives?

Yul's seething jealousy, which commenced the previous night as he espied his wife reconnoitering Park's domicile with Ye-joon, came to a rolling boil when he learned of her part in the dog rustling. He ordered her to go home (which she did not), and went to confront the governor. After Hong-shim reported to her Solutions Agency client that Dae-boo was on the lam[b], Yul told the conspirators that he would find the dog himself.

Later, as he waited for the prey with Je-yoon in the weeds near the road, Yul expounded upon the breed's traits, and noted that it was probably elderly because of the honorifics with which it was addressed. How would a peasant know how Ming lap dogs behave? Or Ming court protocol? Hmmm?

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Yul's seething jealousy, which commenced the previous night as he espied his wife reconnoitering Park's domicile with Ye-joon...

To self: Who the heck is "Ye-joon"?

Self replies: You've become dyslexic. In Korean.

I crack myself up sometimes. ;-)

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I thought I would die laughing when I saw Yul's regulation ACME brand wabbit twap as he channeled his inner Elmer Fudd. Amazingly, this one worked like a charm. ROFLMAO!

As I expected, Je-yoon had a method to his madness. He is not the crass opportunist the villagers have accused him of being. I'm glad that he had an opportunity to speak at length with Yul, because that has given him the chance to hear Seja's voice, and that is bound to ring some bells. To be honest, I have a feeling that Je-yoon already recognized Yul, perhaps by his habit of walking around with his hands clasped behind his back as if he were wearing court robes. There was a scene of him doing exactly that as he exited the gateway of the governor's compound when Je-yoon first arrived in the village. Yul looks like a scholar cogitating on problem solving when he does that. It reminds me of the Latin phrase Solvitur ambulando [“It is solved by walking”]. Je-yoon may also have recognized Seja's calligraphy in the books he copied for the bookseller. In any event, Je-yoon can be as poker-faced as Seja, and methinks he did not let on in public that he recognized him.

Je-yoon's objective in currying favor with Master Park was much more strategic than first met the eye. I suspect that there was a conversation between the governor and Yul that we have not yet been made privy to. I'll bet the ranch that Je-yoon identified himself to Yul as his subordinate, corroborated Yul's suspicions after the brief encounter with Moo-yeon, and proposed a form of “arrow shock” therapy to reboot Yul's memory. Aside from Yul himself, who is the best archer in the village? Master Park. By appealing to the yangban's vanity and competitiveness, and the delightful prospect of putting a scare into the uppity commoner who made off with his almost-concubine, Je-yoon could manipulate him into replicating the near-misses by arrows that Yul partially recalled. I bet Yul himself suggested that he hold the plate above his head to give the prideful archer an irresistible aperture through which to aim at the target's red field to simulate the arrows whizzing past his ear. The plan worked like a charm.

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That “arrow shock” therapy is a very interesting theory!! I didn't think of that possibility!!
I can't wait to find out what they planned together...I hope tomorrow's episode will tell us!! :)

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I’m with you on the arrow-shock therapy, because it doesn’t make sense that after trapping the electrocuted noble mastiff together and having a nice conversation, suddenly Je Yoon would turn around and order him to be a living target. I’m certain they planned it.

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And thus the plot thickens! How much does he remember? Did they succeed in offing Minister Kim? Who IS the baby daddy? Will Yul and Hong Shim ever do the deal or will he and the audience be (pardon my french) blue-balled for ever?
Also, I suspect Kkeut-nyeo's dream of having a baby might be coming true, since she was somehow coy when asked why she can't gut the fish.

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ROFLMAO, @captblackdog! You call 'em likes you sees 'em. ;-)

Aha! I had gotten a vibe that Kkeut-nyeo might be in a motherly way when she was speaking with Hong-shim. Aside from feeling queasy at the prospect of fish blood and guts (while already experiencing morning sickness?), there may have been another reason why she demurred. Fish can be the subject of a conception dream. That happened in OH HAE-YOUNG AGAIN.

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Yeah, I was in a bit of a... frustrated mood? :D
And re: fish. I did not know that! How peculiar!

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I am so thankful for the recap and comments, I miss a lot of details with the palaca because honestly I don't think too much of the palace scenes and just wait for things to reveal themselves. Although I think a few episodes back Soo-ji had mentioned Vice Premier was his dad to Je Yoon? They were talking about Je Yoon's promotion to Songjoo's magistrate. So that establishes that haha. Hmm I still believe Seowon is Neungseon's son. I feel the Queen/ her father's betrayal is bigger than the lie that she couldn't conceive, but not something we need to know as the story unfolds. I think we'll figure out where Minister Jung's loyalty lies next week? He says he owes his life to the King but conspires with the Queen, idk what to make of that. Also, Moo Yeon is still my candidate for baby daddy. He congratulated Sohye on her pregnancy even if the baby might be his since I assume he believes she slept with Yul, which is what everyone has to believe. And this is the only reason I have she shows concern for him. He (and the baby...?) must be what she wants to keep far away...? Idk, speculating, might be reaching too far though, haha.

Thank you for gushing over Yul and his love for Hongshim, because I couldn't agree more. Everything is in his eyes. I melt everytime I see that scene of him lying on her lap looking at her (I've seen it so many times and still feel the same way each time, sigh. I never imagined Kyungsoo had it in him to look at someone like that, swoon). I want him to run away with her. I just want them to be happy together. What Moo Yeon told him really hit him for him to decide to live as Wondeuk. But as Yul, with the things he's beginning to recall, I think he knows he should go back and fulfill his role as Crown Prince. Either that or he is discovered and had no choice but to return.

I'm very curious to see what Je Yoon does/will do with what he's discovering about Wondeuk being Yul. Also whose assassins shot at Vice Premier Kim?

I'm actually glad it's Monday soon but judging from how this episode ended I might not be ready for the emotions this week might bring.

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Yay! The recap is here! Thank you @lollypip! Just in time, so we can wrap up our thoughts before we delve in to eps 11 and 12 this week.

I like that this romance is NOT over-the-top, in-your-face, aegyo-filled (something Kyung-soo was very glad about, I’m sure!) saccharine fest. It is sweet but understated. They are both aware of each other’s affection for each other and show it in their own little ways. They are transparent with their emotions and read each other well enough to know something’s up. Although this romance is at the heart of this story, I like that it’s not phony and contrived. They both have too much weighing on their minds, but I’m glad that noble idiocy hasn’t popped up yet. She wants him to go with her and he wants to stay by her side as WD. This is the opposite of Kdrama logic, but we know that might change soon.

One thing I wish they’d done more of was to make our leads recognize or suspect all the references to the young Yul and Yi-seo. There were a few - when she slips and he prevents her fall and calls her clumsy and tells her to be more careful (a sign of recognition on HS’s face?), the marriage proposal under the cherry blossoms, his whining when she presses down on his injury, when he shows her the red ribbon in the market, etc. All of these should have triggered some memory in either of them and I wish they had shown us that. HS could have given up a few more details when WD asked who proposed to her under cherry blossoms.

I have a feeling that MY’s warning about WD being a dead person and that he is better off staying dead may have given him another clue about who he might be. With LY/WD’s obvious wit and perceptive eye, I expect him to link the announcement of the CP’s passing with this and his own memories. His reasoning and deductive skills are top-notch and I hope the writing doesn’t fail him here, even if he is backed by Je-yoon’s own suspicions. The preview already shows that Je-yoon is following up on this hunch and it will be funny and ironic to see his interest turn to WD instead of HS! That'll make for some good comedy.

Will WD/LY make his grand entrance just as prince Seowon is being made CP? Any bets on this being the cliff-hanger at the end of ep 11? 😛

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Thanks for the whiplash, @kiara! Is this the cast's dance for breaking the 10% audience share?

It reminds me of this little item, that still has me chuckling. And guess who is in both of them?! Keep your eye on that totally anachronistic Boston terrier. ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHPVLatIfn4

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Yes it is :).
I can't wait to watch them do it in their hanboks lol.

Lee Jun-hyeok always makes me laugh.
Such great memories! I Thanks for sharing <3.

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@kiara, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I nearly dropped my teeth the first time I saw it. Holy cognitive dissonance, Seja. ;-)

Lee Jun-hyeok is one of my favorite funny men, along with Park Chul-min, whom I loved in GU AM HEO JOON and MOON RIVER / THE RETURN OF ILJIMAE.

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OMG! They are wild! I hadn't seen this video. Thanks for sharing!

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@vasisht SamVas,

Seeing these clips prompted me to tune in to MOONLIGHT DRAWN BY CLOUDS even though I wasn't originally planning to. (It was airing at the same time as MOON LOVERS: SCARLET HEART RYEO, and a bunch of others.) I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was, although the historical Seja died young, and that was a bummer. Seja's cronies were the bee's knees, and that includes the cross-dressing eunuch. The child actress who played the little princess was terrific (and terrified) and stole the show.

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And here's the BTS of Bo-gum Seja and his eunuch, with subtitles, and a longer one without. ;-)

(EN, 日)박보검 댄스 구르미 그린 달빛(Park Bo Gum's dance for 'Moonlight Drawn by Clouds')
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYf7SLpyjvY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEs5Dka0b-Y

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Awww.. that's it?! Not in hanbok? Kyung-soo, you missed Chanyeol's sister's wedding for only this much!? My Chansoo feels!

That's ok. I suppose they'll all be super busy and it's really difficult to get together to practice and do such things. Big congratulations to them. Hope they get even higher ratings!

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I hope there is more :). There is still time till the show ends.

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@vasisht SamVas,

Along with @kiara, let's keep our fingers crossed for the sageuk version, complete with hanbok. ;-)

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I’m all for that petition too: “CHONAAA please give us the hanbok dance!”

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"Jeonha, your grace on the dance floor is immeasurable."

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Was Soo Ji's retelling of CP s resurgence lifted from Lee Da Il getting up from his muddy grave in The Ghost Detective??🤔 I burst out laughing when he gestured the hand rising from the earth

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After watching Ep. 11 raw, all I can say is, "Thank you Writer-nim, I never saw that coming."

No spoilers -- just great anticipation for the rest of the story. ;-)

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Never saw what coming? *heart racing*

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My lips are sealed, but I assure you, it's a good episode. ;-)

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With all that many beautiful ribbons in the market he just had to buy her shoes (eps 7). Huhu wae seja?

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OMG! All I can say is "Whaaaaaaaaaat!?".
Never saw that coming either. But where did the hour go? It flew by. I'll go vent in my Evernote until I can talk about 11 on the its recap page.

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@vasisht SamVas,

Thank you for keeping mum on the details. It is a great episode. I can't wait to see what happens in ep. 12. ;-)

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OMG!! Same!!!!
And I loved this episode so much!!
Can't wait for the recap!

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Arghgh! Drama Fever just imploded without notice. I'm in Canada - any safe (i.e. no viruses/ trojans) alternatives? Wah! I LOVE 100 Days.

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