also, i didn’t know the obligatory playing-by-the-sea scene could also be inserted into a sageuk drama, but it’s still a kdrama, so no trope is ever totally off the books i guess ¯\_(ツ)_/
(not that i’m saying it wasn’t cute. it was, though i wish we got it sooner and not when things are in the middle of doom and devastation on all fronts.)