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100 Days My Prince: Episode 13

Our star-crossed lovers do their best to move on and forget, but it’s not that easy when everything reminds them of their love for each other. Life in the palace feels wrong for the prince, but luckily, a friend from the past shows up in time to give him a little help. It’s only a matter of time before something reminds him of who he used to be.

 
EPISODE 13 RECAP

After pining in the palace for days, Yul goes looking for Hong-shim, but the cottage is empty when he arrives. Hong-shim is there, having gone back for her and Dad’s things, but she hides from Yul. When he runs inside, she slips out of the yard, but he finds her and stops her.

He breathes that he’s glad he’s not too late, but Hong-shim asks stiffly what brings the crown prince here. Yul says simply, “I missed you. I don’t think I can live without you.” Hong-shim asks angrily if he plans to make her his concubine, and Yul doesn’t see why he can’t.

She snaps that she’s leaving, but Yul asks her what they’ve been doing, if not falling in love. She stops him when he starts to approach her, and she tells him, “This is the end of our relationship,” before bowing and walking away.

She barely makes it to a private spot before she crumples to the ground. She starts to run back to Yul, but Moo-yeon arrives and stops her. Hong-shim wails that she can’t let Yul go this way, and all Moo-yeon can do is hug his sister while she cries.

Yul doesn’t move a muscle until Guard Kwon finds him, then it’s like something inside of him collapses. Je-yoon is there waiting, and he shows Yul the one-word note he left for him and asks what it means, telling Yul that it’s a riddle he wrote and that he needs to solve. Yul asks Je-yoon a favor — to follow Hong-shim and protect her wherever she goes.

Dad finds Moo-yeon sitting alone in the woods, and Moo-yeon thanks Dad for taking good care of Hong-shim. Dad worries that Hong-shim is shocked by everything that’s happened, but he assures Moo-yeon that she’s strong enough to get through it. Moved, Moo-yeon kneels and says he has something to ask.

King Neungseon is furious when Yul gets home. When Yul only apologizes, the king yells that he risked his reputation to cancel Seowon’s installation and reinstate Yul as crown prince, calling him ungrateful and disloyal.

With no emotion in his voice, Yul asks if the king is disappointed that he returned. Before the king explodes, Minister Kim steps forward to take the blame for Yul’s escape. King Neungseon just sends Yul to his chambers like a naughty little boy.

Minister Kim reminds Yul that it’s dangerous for him outside the palace and offers to go with him wherever he needs to go. Yul wonders why Minister Kim isn’t asking where he went, but Minister Kim just says that his first priority is Yul’s safety.

Alone in his room, Yul contemplates the one-word letter Je-yoon gave him — the hanja character for “to follow.” Je-yoon had told him that he has to recover his memory and rediscover his enemy.

Hong-shim stops on the road to their ship, finding it suspicious that Moo-yeon went ahead without telling her. Hyuk says he didn’t ask and Dad conspicuously stares at the trees. Hong-shim refuses to budge until someone spills the beans, and Dad eventually confesses that Moo-yeon needed to run a quick errand in Hanyang.

The king meets with his ministers to go over the plans for the banquet honoring the Ming envoys. Minister Jung points out that Special Envoy Wang took a shine to Yul the last time he visited, and asks Yul what gift he gave the envoy. To get out of answering, Yul says that he wouldn’t have liked him just for a gift, but because they made a personal connection, and his father smiles proudly.

One of Minister Kim’s detractors suggests that Minister Kim be excluded from the banquet, as there was an argument at the previous one. But again Yul has his own idea — that a misunderstanding should be discussed and worked out. Even the king agrees that Minister Kim won’t be able to help the prince in this, so Minister Kim agrees not to attend the ceremony.

Minister Jung is puzzled, having figured out that Yul doesn’t remember what happened at the last visit only two years ago when his memory is usually so precise. He concludes that Yul must have amnesia, making the queen smirk with delight at the idea of preparing her own little surprise.

Alone with Yul later, Minister Kim shows him the poems that he and Special Envoy Wang exchanged at the last visit. He asks if Yul remembers which one he wrote, but Yul doesn’t know. With a sigh, Minister Kim offers to write up the details of Special Envoy Wang’s last visit for Yul to study, but Yul is still worried he might make a mistake.

Minister Kim warns Yul that he needs to keep his title and position not just for his own sake, but for his child’s, who will be killed as a threat to the throne if Yul is deposed. When Yul runs into So-hye later, she asks him to go for a short walk with her.

She tells Yul that the baby feels like a strong boy like he was. Yul is surprised that she knows what he was like, and he eagerly invites her to tell him everything she remembers about him, but she says he’s busy so she’ll tell him another time.

Moo-yeon finds Soo-ji and enlists his help entering the palace, so Soo-ji finds him a guard uniform and points out the crown princess’s rooms. Moo-yeon and So-hye see each other, and Moo-yeon ducks his head and walks away. Yul starts to go after him, but So-hye grabs his arm, claiming to feel dizzy.

Instead of going to their ship, Hong-shim makes Dad take her to Hanyang. Checking their family registry, the guard finds it odd that a newlywed woman is traveling with her father instead of her husband, but Je-yoon arrives in time to provide an explanation and get them in.

Still believing that Yul was taken away for treason and Hong-shim arrested with him, Kkeut-nyeo decides to go to Hanyang and speak for them. Gu-dol is afraid they’ll get in trouble too, but Kkeut-nyeo argues that this is all the crown prince’s fault for ordering the unwanted marriages.

Yang-choon nearly has a fit keeping the truth (which she overheard) to herself. Finally she tells them that Yul is the crown prince, and that Hong-shim and Dad are in hiding. All three of them jump about ten feet when they see Town Official Park listening in, and Town Official Park passes out from shock.

Yul studies for the Ming envoys’ visit, and as soon as they arrive, Special Envoy Wang tells Yul that he’s heard rumors, so he’ll be testing him to see if he’s still fit to be crown prince. Yul welcomes the challenge, then asks about Wang’s companion, who is introduced as Wang’s son, Jinlin. Yul eyes Jinlin, finding something strange about the young man.

Je-yoon takes Dad and Hong-shim to his home, inviting them to stay as long as they need to. He says that a house needs people to feel alive, and Hong-shim promises to keep the place sparkling clean, deliberately sidestepping his meaning. Je-yoon tells her that pretending to be cheerful is exhausting and that it’s okay to take her time.

Hong-shim settles Dad in for a nap and thinks about Hyuk, who’d claimed not to know why Moo-yeon went to Hanyang. She’s asked if Hyuk worked with Moo-yeon, and if that work included killing people. Hyuk asked if Hong-shim would abandon Moo-yeon if it were true, but she says that she would try that much harder to find her brother and to stop him from doing what she assumes is another job.

Hong-shim is too restless to sit still, so Je-yoon offers to entertain her. She reminds him that he’d said he was here on business, so he fibs that his “business” was to make sure the house is stocked with food. She knows he’s lying, but she agrees to go shopping with him.

Soo-ji is enlisted to show Jinlin, who is particularly interested in Joseon culture, around the city. He takes Jinlin to the marketplace instead of the royal offices like he’s supposed to, but Jinlin says that he just wanted to get away from his strict father for a while. Soo-ji relates to that, so Jinlin asks for help finding a gift for his lover.

First they have to ditch Jinlin’s guards, which is luckily one of Soo-ji’s talents. He crumples to the ground bellowing about his stomach, and Jinlin slips away while the guards are distracted. Soo-ji sends them running off to find Jinlin then sneaks to the store where they agreed to meet, but it looks like Jinlin gave him the slip as well.

Je-yoon offers to use his connections to help Hong-shim find her brother, but she tells him not to bother. Je-yoon is surprised she’s not actively trying to find her brother, but she says she has a good reason and makes it clear his help isn’t wanted.

Soo-ji spots Je-yoon and pulls him aside to tell him that he lost the envoy’s son. He’s so nervous that he blabs that the Ming envoy is testing Yul to see if he’s fit to be crown prince after his ordeal. He’s scared that losing Jinlin will get Yul into even more trouble, and behind them, Hong-shim wrings her hands with worry.

Je-yoon’s advice is not to lie, and he sends Soo-ji to tell Yul what’s happened while he looks for Jinlin. Soo-ji tearfully describes the envoy’s son, then heads, weeping, for the palace. Hong-shim offers to help Je-yoon look for Jinlin.

At the palace, Special Envoy Wang challenges Yul to another poetry exchange, but instead of a test, he asks Yul to rewrite a poem he recited two years ago. Yul says that it was not in the official records, so he asks Special Envoy Wang to write the poem at the same time as he does so that he can’t claim Yul’s poem is wrong.

Soo-ji interrupts to confess that he lost Jinlin.

After checking around, Je-yoon concludes that the envoy’s son planned to run off. Hong-shim suggests that they consider abduction, but a nearby vendor says that he just saw two thugs dragging off a woman.

Special Envoy Wang insists that Yul find Jinlin himself, declaring it part of Yul’s verification process. He tells Yul that he has until tonight’s banquet to find Jinlin or he and Soo-ji’s lives may be forfeit.

Sure enough, a hanbok vendor confirms that a young man bought a hanbok and changed into it, revealing that Jinlin is actually a woman. Je-yoon sees two of the thugs whose boss’s lantern he destroyed and approaches them, casually asking if they abducted a woman recently. They vehemently deny it, so Je-yoon introduces Hong-shim as the Ming Empire’s greatest assassin, and she plays along by giving them some pretty serious stink-eye, lol.

The queen is amused to learn that Jinlin is a woman, and that Yul was sent to find her to keep that fact a secret. She orders Jinlin closely watched, determined to use this information to her advantage. Ah, she kidnapped Jinlin! Yul figures it out and goes to the queen’s eunuch, inviting him to tell where Jinlin is being held or die.

Jinlin, now dressed in hanbok and obviously a woman, is tied in a shed with a thug guarding her. Outside, Je-yoon says he’ll lure the guards away while Hong-shim rescues Jinlin. He warns that there may be more guards inside, but Hong-shim brags that she’s Ming’s greatest assassin, pfft.

Je-yoon marches right up to the shed and asks loudly in Chinese if Jinlin is inside. Jinlin answers, and the thugs pull their swords on Je-yoon, who brandishes his own sword… then runs like a big old chicken.

Hong-shim goes inside, only to find herself facing the sword of Jinlin’s guard. She fearlessly kicks him in the shin, knocks him down, and tries to untie Jinlin, but he attacks again. Hong-shim raises her borrowed sword, still in the scabbard, and fends him off.

As Yul and Guard Kwon head for the shed to free Jinlin, Yul declines Guard Kwon’s offer to call for backup, saying that Special Envoy Wang is keeping a secret. He points out Jinlin, standing free in a woman’s hanbok. Yul freezes when he sees that Hong-shim is with Jinlin, but before he approaches, he’s stopped by the sight of Je-yoon with her.

He watches as Hong-shim urges Je-yoon to take Jinlin back so Yul doesn’t get in trouble. But Jinlin refuses to go before she sees her love, so Je-yoon chides her for putting the crown prince and the relationship between their countries at risk this way. Jinlin doesn’t care – she heard that her love is sick, so this might be her last chance to ever see him again.

Hong-shim and Je-yoon disagree over whether to take Jinlin to see her love. Hong-shim argues that people have different priorities, and when Guard Kwon asks if they should intervene, Yul says that he trusts Hong-shim and Je-yoon to bring Jinlin back. Jinlin spends time with her love, then Hong-shim urges Je-yoon to take her back to the palace.

Yul returns to the palace and orders the banquet to proceed as planned. Special Envoy Wang is angry that Yul hasn’t kept his promise to find Jinlin, but Yul says that Jinlin will return before the end of the banquet, or he’ll do whatever Special Envoy Wang wishes.

The banquet proceeds, with Yul and Special Envoy Wang pouring each other drinks while the king and his ministers grow more and more anxious. When the last dish is served, Special Envoy Wang says that he’s thrilled Yul is alive and well, but that he doubts his abilities as crown prince.

But Jinlin suddenly runs in, dressed in her boy’s clothes again and looking sheepish. She tells her father that she was at the marketplace and lost track of time, and Yul invites her to join them.

Later, Yul tells Special Envoy Wang that he’s surprised he brought his daughter on a diplomatic mission. Special Envoy Wang says that Jinlin’s daily weeping broke his heart, so he brought her along, never guessing that it was over love. He agrees to grant Yul’s wish, declaring him well-qualified to be crown prince.

He offers Yul some advice — to be cautious of Minister Kim and his people. He reveals that two years ago, their discussion was not of poetry, but Minister Kim and his true goals. He wishes for Yul to regain his memories before he’s crowned king, and to get revenge on those who tried to kill him.

Je-yoon apologizes for almost returning Jinlin too late, but Yul asks why Je-yoon didn’t tell him that Hong-shim is in Hanyang, and how long he’s had feelings for her. Je-yoon retorts, “Probably longer than you.” He says that he’ll obey Yul’s order, but that he won’t change his heart.

That night, Town Official Park gets drunk and wails that he’ll probably be punished for the way he treated Yul. Gu-dol, also drunk, announces that he needs to go to the palace to see Won-deuk, oops, the crown prince, and ask him for a position since he was so good to him. Kkeut-nyeo yells at them for not being worried about Hong-shim, and soon all four of the tipsy idiots are crying.

Yul tries to focus on the one-word riddle, but all he can think about it Je-yoon touching Hong-shim’s injured ankle. His eunuch brings him a document for him to stamp and Yul notices that his seal is new, so he orders the eunuch to bring his old things. The eunuch replies that would be impossible since all of Yul’s belongings were burned after his “funeral.”

The eunuch tells him that it’s time to visit the crown princess, and Yul remembers Special Envoy Wang’s warning not to trust Minister Kim or his people. In So-hye’s rooms, he’s given “Elementary Learning” to read to the baby again, and this time he picks it up and reads.

The passage he chooses is the same one he studied when he last saw his mother, and he suddenly remembers her giving him a hair ribbon to return to… someone. He stops reading, and when So-hye asks permission to visit her parents, he grants it.

Minister Kim meets with Special Envoy Wang in private with the envoy expressing distaste at even having to spend time alone together. Minister Kim presents one of him with a small wooden chest and when the envoy opens it to see an ordinary rock, much like the one he gave King Neungseon when Minister Kim had offered him the kingdom. Special Envoy Wang is angry at the perceived insult of a rock as gift, but Minister Kim says the rock isn’t for the envoy–he requests the rock to be given to Lord Noh, saying that it’s a request for a war.

When she goes home, So-hye checks her hiding spot for a note, but there is none there so she leaves one behind. She runs into Moo-yeon, who asks her why she ordered Beom to shoot him with an arrow. She asks if that’s all he wants to confirm, and although his eyes drop to her pregnant belly, he says there’s nothing else.

Dad catches Hong-shim looking at Yul’s things, and he gets upset and asks if they really came to Hanyang for Moo-yeon. She defiantly admits that she came hoping to see Yul, even if from a distance.

Dad orders her to let down her braid and become a single girl again, because the marriage wasn’t real, but Hong-shim refuses. She sobs, “I like him. I miss him. I can’t believe we parted!” She cries that she knows it’s impossible, but she can’t just forget Yul, like she couldn’t forget her parents or her brother.

Eunuch Noh takes a box outside to burn, but Guard Kwon stops him. He’s with Yul, and when Yul sees that the box contains all of his old things, including Hong-shim’s hair ribbon, it opens a floodgate of memories. He remembers little Yi-seo, who used to smile and call him “Dummy,” and all of the times Hong-shim said things that gave away that she was Yi-seo all grown up.

Yul tells Guard Kwon to take the box to the palace, then rushes off to Hong-shim’s bridge, where he first saw her as an adult. She’s there, and everything clicks into place in Yul’s mind. He barely breathes her name, “Yi-seo… It’s you, Yi-seo.”

Surprised, Hong-shim asks how he knows that name. Yul tells her, “It’s me. Dummy.”

 
COMMENTS

He remembers! He knows who she is! I love so much that Yul remembered their childhood past before Hong-shim did — somehow, those moments they shared have always been his story, because he’s the one who fell so hard and vowed revenge when he thought his precious Yi-seo had been killed. Yul is the one who’s carried Yi-seo’s memory with him for years and stayed faithful, while Hong-shim struggled just to survive and reunite with the only family she had left. So it’s fitting that he’s the one who recognized her first.

This is going to be quite the shock for Hong-shim, who definitely remembers little Dummy fondly, based on how she worked their story into her Won-deuk narrative, but not in the same way Yul remembers her. Her life changed after they met, in ways that would have necessitated pragmatism and realistic thinking, and wouldn’t have allowed her to weave romantic fantasies about Yul. Besides, she never knew who he was or that he became crown prince, so for Hong-shim, I’m sure that little Dummy is nothing more than a sweet childhood memory. I’m actually dreading her reaction when she learns that, not only is Yul the crown prince and that he’s been pining for her for over a decade, but that his family is responsible for her family’s destruction. She’s not going to react well, but I hope she doesn’t hold it against Yul himself, who was nothing more than a child.

Honestly, until this episode I would have been happy if Yul never regained his memory and just ran off with Hong-shim, even though I know Hong-shim would never allow it once she knew the truth. He never wanted to be crown prince or (eventually) king, so for a while there it felt like a realistic plan for him to give that up entirely. But now we’re seeing how his experiences as one of the people has made him more in tune with his subjects. Even King Neungseon looked proud of him several times when Yul showed his intelligence and understanding to the Ming envoy, and it’s growing obvious that he will make a very good king, and actually make a difference, if he does take the throne.

But that maturity also came with a tragically sad ability to understand why Hong-shim thought they should part, and it broke my heart when he saw her with Je-yoon and walked away. So I was glad when he confronted Je-yoon about his feelings (always our forthright prince!) because it showed that he hasn’t given up entirely on Hong-shim, and that his order for Je-yoon to protect her was as much to keep tabs on her. And now that he remembers Hong-shim as Yi-seo, there’s no way he’s going to let her go after having thought she was dead for all these years. I’m very excited to see Yul fight for something, after a lifetime of passively letting life happen around him but never getting involved.

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Thanks mucho for the quick recap @lollypip! The lead actors are really pulling in strong performances! When Hong Shim or Yul cries, I cry, too; when they laugh, I laugh with them. This is turning out to be a sweet little sageuk and I could only hope for a happy ending for our leads (I hope Je-yoon doesn't get too heartbroken in the process, though!). I couldn't wait for the last episode!

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I shed a couple tears at the beginning. Hong Shim's coldness, though understable, broke my heart for Yul's sake. When she broke down, however, I coudn't hold it in any longer.

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Right? Man, nam jihyun can cry. That crying scene was a woman in sorrow, pining for her lover - not an acting. I'm a fan now <3

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I really love this show😊😊😊

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Really good episode. Now just hoping that they wrap the drama up nicely, with Yul remaining the Crown Prince and Hong Shim becoming his Crown Princess. I think giving some of the village folks jobs in the Palace would liven the place up. Minister Kim and his daughter both need to get the punishment that they deserve. Also, given how subservient Moo Yeon is towards the Crown Princess, I'll be disappointed with the writers if he ends up being the baby's father (given how they have written his attitude towards her there is no way that he fathered a child with her).

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I agree with you on the identity of the baby daddy. As random as it would be for prince seowon or minister jung to be the father(especially the latter, who barely had interactions with her despite the character description), mooyeon doesn't seem right either. Obviously they're in love, but the way he acts just doesn't add up. Not to mention it would be seriously messed up of him.

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I'd blame the writer for withholding so much by playing the guessing game in expense of Mon Yeon's character. It would've been better if she tried to flesh out their relationship instead.

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So is this drama really only 15 episodes? Given the length of each episode, they could have easily made it 18 episodes just by making each episode the normal one hour.

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yeah, apparently it's 15 episodes and 1 "special episode"- whatever that means. Not sure if that's some behind the scenes or an epilogue.

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For a sageuk special, it's usually highlights from the whole show. Maybe some behind the scenes too.

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they aired the special episode a week before the drama premiered. it was like a behind the scenes thing with the kyungsoo and nam jihyun giving commentary.

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They're 80 minutes each! So we should be 1.3x as grateful to LollyPip for the recaps. 😅

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LOL! I'm not getting as much sleep as usual, that's for sure :)

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We are super grateful, lollypip for all your hard work **finger hearts**

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On Monday, before ep 13 aired, tvN posted a tweet on their account where they mentioned how there were 4 episodes left, so there actually should be 16...
Not sure what ep 16 will be, though ;)

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The number of episodes issue is really confusing. If they have already aired the "special episode" then it can't be episode 16 unless they plan to air a second "special episode" or just repeat the special episode that they already. But on a positive note, we'll know Monday is it's the final episode or not.

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It's 16 episode, ending next Tuesday.
"The series now has two more episodes to go before wrapping up next Tuesday."
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2018/10/24/0200000000AEN20181024006400315.html
This info. has been confirmed by TvN's official twitter, NJH's official instagram, and various k-nes reports.

The special episode has already aired on 9/4 TvN, to fill up a hole left when Let's Eat 3 unexpected ended a week early.

Never trust Wiki when the info. doesn't make sense, when it's unsourced, and there's no credible corroborating evidence.

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*k-news reports.

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Can we please get a baeksang nomination for nam ji hyun? I've been impressed with her since 10 years ago, but damn girl.👏

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And a Best Couple award too. She has sizzling chemistry in all her dramas

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Nam Jin-hyun, Jin Ji-hee and the flash back to Heo Jung-eun made a happy fangirl out of me! I love my sageuk girls and I've enjoyed watching them grow up to be fine young actors in this genre.

One thing I like about this show is that most of the characters' action aligns with the choices they've made, even our big baddie VP Kim. We can judge them however we want but some have logical reasons for doing what they do.

I like the part with the Ming envoy. Yul is all alone with no political backing but he regained the most important one in Envoy Wang. His seat as future king is secured and he got some useful advice from a concern alliance.
I also like the fact that Wang is not all politics but he is also a father who understand his daughter's heart. Filial piety going both ways like a true diplomat.

VP Kim's ways is corrupted no question but he is smooth and smart. He wants a war as a distraction. Another way for him to gain more merits and it'd take away Yul's focus from regaining his memory into protecting the people.

Everything else feels like it's is on repeats or we saw it coming.

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I feel like they have given VP Kim and the Queen too much screen time. We know they are shrewd, scheming and conniving, slithering around to suffocate their enemies, but show do you need to go into every detail of their conversation.

More spotlight on our brilliant crown prince and his smart gang please...

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I have a love-hate relationship with the Queen. For me, I don't find her as evil as the VP Kim. She's more mischievous, than evil. Her plans, while not so innocent, would never strayed to the point of causing the loss of lives. So I have a soft spot for her. Moreover, Prince Seowol seems like a decent man, who doesn't look like he greed for the throne. To sum up, I mostly pity the queen and Seowol, they are cornered by VP Kim too.

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Ooof hurts so good. Thanks for the recap. Just started watching this and am actually on the 4th ep but can’t stop reading recaps halp! This show is beautiful and the music is captivating; wish I’d started earlier!

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I live for your recaps, @lollypip! Thanks so much for churning this one out so quickly :)

I felt the storyline had lost some steam a couple of episodes back, but it's finally all kicking off now and I couldn't be more excited! I haven't stopped grinning (like a dummy, hee!) since that last scene (I must've also squee-ed out loud at some point) and while they haven't technically been apart for that long, it was just *so* satisfying to see them together again. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder!

Random bit of trivia: the background music that was playing when Hong Shim was introduced as 'Ming's most dangerous assassin' is a cliched track featured in many Hong Kong martial arts movies which, for someone who grew up watching them, just added to the hilarity of it all!

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I love trivia! Thank you for sharing:)
That part made me laugh out loud. My fave scene of Hong-shim and Je-yoon. One playing the deadly assassin with no prior warning and the other running away with a sword like a girl.

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I find it refreshing (and funny, of course!) to see a second lead in sageuk who is not born a geeenius swordsman

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But isn’t it weird 🤔 for someone who used to work for the capital police (or something to that effect since he did some official investigation earlier in the series) doesn’t know any swordplay? I mean he has to catch bad guys, defend himself, etc, etc? Or maybe I’m thinking too much.... definitely thinking too much....

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Je-yoon is probably passed the states examination for literati, not martial arts. There were two sets of examinations catering to different talents. And also given he's born to a concubine, he probably didn't have the chance to learn martial arts.

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I thought he passed the exam as a scholar too and met the crown prince though that capacity. After all, we were shown that Yul is surrounded by scholars during his study sessions.

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Those scenes were hilarious.They have great chemistry together.

Thought JY running away was a great move.It provided a guard free area for HS to break out the envoy girl.Much less chance of bloodshed and accidental stabby-stabbies.I'd like to think his flight was a strategic move.Being an investigative officer,it's hard to believe he is wary of the sword.

JY is shown to hide many of his natural sympathies and use his smooth tongue rather than brawn most of the times in the series.
Plus given his birth,would imagine he had to downplay his abilies to be seen as non threatening

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They do! I think they feel at ease with each other since their relationship is more light hearted.

I agree with Je-yoon downplaying his abilities not to draw attention to himself.
I'm sure it hurts to be looked down on because he is a son of a concubine who is neither considered a nobleman or a commoner.

I like it that he has ambition and he is careful not to show it.

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I grew up watching martial arts hongkong movies! so yess that background music : D

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Thanks for your fast recap, @lollypip, much appreciated! And I totally agree with your comments! Totally wholeheartedly agree!! The last five minutes of this episode is my absolute favorite (but that's before I watched Ep 14 but that's another story altogether). To find out the woman you love now and the girl you still love is one and the same, I think it has a momentous bearing on him.

I truly ❤️❤️❤️❤️ how Crown Prince continues to be so open with his feelings towards Hong Shim. Wearing his heart on his sleeves and declaring how much he misses her, I really admire Hong Shim's resolve in walking away from him - I would be shamelessly throwing myself at him. It's been ages since I'm so invested in an OTP. And I know it's going to be an happy ending, because if not, I'm going to fly to Seoul, track down the writer and throw a meat pancake at her/him. I'm normally a pacifist but I believe in this case it's slightly warranted?

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ROFLMAO at your meat pancake bombardment, @suriyana-shah KdramaAhjumma! Or -- toss the plum blossom shoes. ;-)

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I think it’s easier (and cheaper) to find meat pancake than plum blossom shoes. Besides the shoes are too pretty to be wasted on an undeserving (currently hypothetical of course since i’m sure it’s going to be a happy ending) writer. And I rather have the shoes to myself hee...hee.... priorities you know 😉

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Guard Kwon's ninja moves against the queen's eunuch and the crown prince's eunuch were what got me through this unnecessarily long episode. He is the new Do Ji Han. "I missed you. I don't think I can live without you." was heart-wrenching. Who played Young Master Young Hoo? Does he die? "I liked her before Crown Prince." I doubt that. Thanks for the recap, @LollyPip!

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Guard Kwon is cool: just ninja moves, no questions asked, always loyal to the Crown Prince. 🐱‍👤
Hyuk, the assassin-in-arms of Moo Yeon, is becoming a favourite of mine. Sadly, he likely to die before this is over because he's more loyal to his bro than his boss...
Overall I feel like the show has done a good job humanising even the bad guys, or at least showing what makes them tick.

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(that was supposed to be a ninja cat emoji)

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I'm glad I'm not the only who wouldn't mind being exiled with the Hyuk. He and Moo Yeon are "The Bros." Moo Yeon and Hong-shim would've been dead if it wasn't for him.

I like the scene in the forest with him, dad and Hong-shim on their way to Hanyang and how he acts like her big brother. Love seeing the human behind the mask. Almost too sweet for an assassin.
I'm going to be sad if he dies.

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Of all the names to choose from, I don't understand why the writer named Guard Kwon Hyuk and Assassin Hyuk the same name.

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I do think that Minister Kim has been one of the better k-drama villains. Unfortunately, I find that most k-dramas villains just seem like caricatures or one dimensional. The only thing I don't understand is why he didn't make himself king but perhaps it's because he doesn't have royal blood and so had to settle with making his daughter Queen and his grandson King. Probably one of the best villains in a drama was Prince Suyang/King Sejo from The Princess' Man. He destroyed everyone who stood between him and the throne but was still shown as a loving father and husband.

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VP Kim has no royal blood and Joseon was ruled by only one clan (the Lee(s). His grandson would be the only one who can claim the throne IF he is Yul's son.
Jo Sung-ha is doing a great job playing the villain. I couldn't be happier with his casting. He is equally great as King Jeongjo in "Sungkyunkwan Scandal." I'm looking forward to his next sageuk "ASADAL."

I love the amazing Kim Yeong-cheol's King Sejo in PRINCESS MAN. That was a sageuk done right. Casting writing, directing etc.
My fave version of King Sejo would be in QUEEN IN-SOO. So human and realistic too.

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The Princess' Man is one of my favorite k-dramas ever, not just one of my favorite sageuks. It had a great storyline that holds up through the final episode; superb acting from the entire cast and especially the OTP played by Moon Chae Won and Park Si Hoo; well-written characters with depth and agency; beautiful cinematography; epic OST. Too bad DrameFever is gone, and I can no longer marathon the drama on a re-watch. Sigh.
100 Days My Prince has been fun to watch, but I don't think I'll be gushing over it years later the way I still do for The Princess' Man.

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I probably got the wrong translation, because when MY went to see SH and she asked him if he doesn't have anything else to ask, he said he has one more thing to ask. I'm assuming that he probably wants to know if the child is his, because then it kind of makes sense why SH wouldn't want him to leave, even if it's pretty selfish of her, knowing that he did all these things throughout the years just to go back to his sister.

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I watched with Chinese subs, he doesn't have anything else to ask...?

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These are the subs I used:

"MY: I have something to confirm.
MY: Why did you order him to shoot an arrow at me?
SH: Is that the only thing...you want to confirm?
MY: No."

Not sure if it helps...

I don't understand Korean that well, but they sound pretty accurate to me; CP really asked if that (MY's initial question) is the only thing he wants to confirm, and he simply says "no" (아니요 in Korean); I interpret that as him saying "no, that's not the only thing, I have something else to confirm"

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The flashbacks made me realized that she already put up her hair for him when they were children (in the scene where she gave him her ribbon). This, in a way, signifies that, (in informal sort-of way, and probably subconsciously) she is already his, even not officially.

I loveee this little detail that the writer gave us.

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Episode 1 gave away the happy ending and they kept going back for reassurance. I don't see any other way to end this.

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Oh wow! I never thought of it that way!

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Ming Envoy.. I heart you!
Kkeut Nyo.. I adore you!

And.. gosh, I got goosebump.. That's the sweetest "It's me. Dummy" ever! T.T

Thank you for the recap, @lollypip! <3

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I loved the Crown Prince's big reveal in Moonlight Drawn by Clouds: He stood in front of Ra-on and said, "You asked what my name was-- it's Yi Yeong." That, plus the fact that he was appearing before her in his royal robes, was his way of saying "I. Am.The. Crown. Prince."-- which completely stunned Ra-on.

I guess I was expecting something similar in 100DMP: Hong Shim having an OMG moment in front of Yul upon learning that her Mystery-Man husband was actually the Crown Prince. I got such a kick out of the face-to-face reveal that we got instead, which was more: "Hey, Yi-suh! It's me... Dummy!" Hahaha!

Thanks, LollyPip!

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LOL when he said "dummy" I was thinking about Bo-gum calling Ra-on"puppy" in MOONLIGHT.
That was supposed to be the highlight of this episode but I died laughing.
Just kill me now....

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@lollypip thankss for the quick recap, really appreciate your hard work!

I love the show, flaws and all,,but I really want to highlight how the smart and witty and upright heroine here is much appreciated.
Couple times caught the dialogue of Hong Shim who is written (and shown and appeared!) to be smart and upright, and this episode too when she retorts the crown prince by saying 'the first thing you do after coming back to the palace is getting a concubine??' as she tried to shake the prince of how lame and horrible first thing he had on his mind, he should think of many great things to do for the people instead!
Oh I love it.

and I just want to say that the last scene really made me teared a bit..just a bit, but how satisfying,,I just want them to be happy together! please,,that's not much *_*

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'It's me, Dummy' is such a strange line to squeal over. But I did. I did squeal.

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IKR? I’m a puddle of goo....

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I. Have. Been. So. DUMB!!!!
This WHOLE FREAKING TIME I thought Hong Shim knew that the crown prince was her old childhood friend, and I was so confused as to why she didn't react more in when Yul returned to the palace.......
In other news, when the envoy said he brought his "son" my reaction was to shout out loud "Son my foot!!" forgetting that my entire family is asleep.

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thanks for the recap!

I guess at its heart, this drama is really about personal relationship moreso than anything else. even the Ming envoys' visit is disturbed by Jinlin's personal agenda to meet her sick lover despite nearly throwing 2 countries into war. Also I'm glad Yul's diplomatic relation proves to be really helpful to him, even when he hasn't fully remember everything, the drama promises smart and clever characters and I'm glad that it continues to show that-- most of the characters shown have something to contribute to the story.

I don't really understand the part with the rock-- does it mean Minister Kim is requesting a war or something...?

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I suppose the rock signifies a disrupter - something that incites violence and chaos to change the order of peace and calm. He used the same method when he wanted to initiate change of power with LY's father, former king's brother. I am not aware of the actual symbolism of a rock to a war, but I envision it being a pebble that causes ripples (war) in calm waters (peace). [ I could be way off with that conjecture!]

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I guess in a way it can mean that (as far as this episode suggest) Minister Kim wants to make Yul as his puppet-king (and his grandchild the Crown Prince) asap by getting rid of The King.

at first I thought the opening scene in Ep 1 where Yul rushed to go somewhere means there was an actual war going on but based on Ep 15 preview it seems like it has to do with Minister Kim (supposedly) held Hong-shim hostage instead.

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Ah,that is a great interpretation @vasisht
was scratching my head thinking what Kim was on about.Can he just 'gift' a rock and demand war?was thinking may be it's perceived as an insult to gift someone literal rock and that would invite the ire of the emperor.
Honestly given Kim's history,I was terrified that he had the envoy girl's lover stored bite sized and was gonna blackmail envoy into something nefarious per ush.
Didn't we get an opening montage where Yul was charging ahead with his sword🤔Please show,no war games.We got enough stuff to go through as is.

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I'm pretty sure there is no war with Ming. Joseon doesn't stand a chance and crown princes didn't go to war like the old days of Goryeo and the 3 kingdoms era.

Wang seems to know what he is doing and who he is dealing with. That's what diplomats do. They are peace negotiators.

I think Yul is going to war with Minister Kim over Hong-shim. Maybe she's held hostage somewhere or taken to Ming as part of Joseon's tribute.

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If people believe that it would rain when people get married then VP Kim's claim that the engravings on a rock is a sign from "heaven" is pretty much relevant back then.
VP Kim knows the "Mandate of Heaven" doctrine well. A king is chosen by heaven.

Since most of E.Asia practiced Confucianism, he is playing the same Confucian card with Wang. The only problem is Wang doesn't fall for it. He knows that VP Kim is not a good man and there is no way that "heaven" will reveal it's will through him lol.

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For anyone else (like me) who’s still speculating who’s the baby’s father and the relationship between So Hye and Moo Yeon.. I noticed something that isn’t mentioned in the recap. They had a scene where Moo Yeon was staring at a dandelion in the woods (how random) (and also that scene is in the screenshot above). The letter that So Hye hid away in an earlier episode has a dandelion embroidered on it. And also in this episode So Hye was embroidering another dandelion when Yul visited her in her room. Definitely deliberately put in those scenes so we can confirm that they do have a romantic relationship. While it seemed clear that they are lovers, I had just as many reasons to believe they aren’t. Just wanted to point this out in case anyone is just like me, still not convinced until now. Why must they confuse me like that lol

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Thanks for this!! I definitely didn't notice the detail!! ^^

I personally think they are lovers and he is the father...It feels like their story is a bit incomplete, but for that I blame the writer with her habit of holding back important information from us till the last second! XD

Some people might disagree with this, but to me their relationship could have made sense, it's just that it wasn't developed well enough...a missed opportunity, imo!

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I agree it's poor writing and missed opportunity. They could have fleshed out both characters and had us rooting for their romance. Instead, I'm just not interested in the whole "who's the father" guessing game and am disappointed with how the writers made Moo Yeon interactions with the Crown Princess seem so subservient (especially since I also believe that he is going to end up being the father). Actually, I think Moo Yeon character seems inconsistent with the young version of himself.

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After what he went through (and we don't even know the whole story) I'm not surprised he's different from his younger self!

But yeah, there are many instances of weak writing in the drama, I'm just too focused on Wonshim to notice or be bothered by them, though! 😂😂😂

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Today I can't seem to find anything interesting to say, I'm just liking everyone's comment! ^^

Anyways, the best part, for me, was the ending, starting from when Hong-shim was talking with her dad; when she admitted how she likes and misses Won-deuk/Yul and she can't get over him so easily while crying, that was heartbreaking (yet again)!

Then we have Yul getting his old stuff back (the ribbon!!!) and with that his memories of Yi-Seo!!

The ending sequence was absolutely beautiful, the music, the scenes from their past and finally him finding her and calling her name!! I might have cried a little bit!! 😭❤

Special thanks to all the characters in the village that make me laugh every episode!! Especially town official Park: the part when he faints after finding out the truth about WD/Yul was hilarious!! 😂

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I am so confused and jealous!!! How is everyone still able to watch this drama since it was stolen from us by DF?? Are you all watching it raw somewhere and speak Korean fluently? If there is a subbed site please share since would love to be able to finish this drama but in the meantime thank you so much for the recaps that allow me to watch it vicariously at least.

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https://www.viu.com/ subs 100 Days My Prince. The illegal sites steal subs from Viu.

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Unfortunately, Viu is not available in the United States.

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U-tube has the episodes subbed in English. Just finished episode 14

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This writer has somehow managed to steer clear of most clichés. I was expecting LY to be hiding the fact his memory's back. But no.. he actually is only trying to piece things together from fragments that occur to him and is missing some major details. Although frustrating, I find this more realistic than the dramatic recovery-of-all-memories-with-one-blow triteness.

Both HS and LY don't fall in to the noble idiocy trap. Though HS head tells her it's best to sever ties with LY, her heart doesn't let her. I liked her scenes, first when she appears to be strong, but breaks down and immediately wants to go back to him and later when she admits that she came to Hanyang, so she may be able to see his face once in a while. Her character is a realistic illustration of a person who is strong and confident, but has some weak moments. They are both shown to be selfish in a way - both take action to be with each other rather than act as their circumstances dictate. She didn't hesitate to jump in and help with a problem that could inconvenience LY. He doesn't think twice about going to her when he wants to see her.

MY and CPss relationship has been alluded to in a few episodes so far. The fact that he leaves messages for her and she checks in on him when he's injured, sits beside him holding his hand as he sleeps, shows her sadness when he's gone and that her lady-in-waiting knows to give them some privacy are clear indications that he is more than the family hitman. I can imagine a scenario where he may have comforted an upset and lonely SH and things got intimate. MY's behavior may indicate that he's conflicted about his sister's safety and his forbidden love for SH. But he has to keep things quiet for SH's safety as well. It's not easy being any of these people!

Even higher ratings this week! Glad for them. They deserve it.

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The scene at the bridge was amazing! Kyungsoo is really putting forth A++ acting. I kept repeating that scene for his facial expressions only. Dummy is suddenly my favorite Korean word. I’m going to miss this drama when it’s over.

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I can't believe how much I cried during this episode. I'm so happy he remembers. It was so heartbreaking to see Yul say "what have we been doing if not been in love?", to see Hongshim cry after ending their relationship, at any thought that she and Wondeuk have parted, and when Yul showed up at the bridge with his memories, my tears wouldn't stop. Is this a sign for a happy ending? They won't give us this if they can't be together in the end, right?

Apart from that this episode felt... messy? The whole situation with Jinlin. Did Yul overhear the Queen and her eunuch? Discovering she was actually a woman came so easy to him. I was a bit lost on how everyone just knew? And how did Jeyoon recognize the thugs? Was it a lucky guess?

I want a little more on Moo Yeon and Sohye's story. I kind of like that the show keeps hinting at them.

I need Yul to take VP Kim down, what is he trying to do by starting a war?? I don't know how these things go ahahaha

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