Yeah I know…some of the scenes are over the top and bordering on the edge of silliness but it has it’s own magic…err…can’t find the right word to describe it. The more I watch it the more intrigued I am on how they will keep on weaving the story.
Anyway, the group of thieves wont believe him especially the two thieves leading the group, Sim Soo Keun/SSK and Jung Mal Nyeo/JMN. I cant blame them, he’s not a very convincing person. Anyway, when they decided to believe him, it was already too late because there’s an army of fighters closing in.
SSK and JMN discussed the best way to escape but HDG kept on chiding away every single idea until they both decided to hear what HDG has to offer. You gotta see this scene, funny how he interferes with their discussion. SSK was immediately aggreeable and somehow taken by him but JMN is a bit wary of him of him, call it testerone overload lurking.
HDG told them to follow his instructions to the letter. He told them to bring out the drums and keep on banging as loud as possible to make the impression that they numbers are huge and the raid is on a larger scale. Then told them to be so quiet afterwards. The army of fighters then heard the drums and proceeded where the sound was and naturally the thieves had gone into hiding. Then HDG resumes drumming on a different place and so the army of fighters followed the drumming making a way for the thieves to escape.
Since he missed the boat, he went to the city and CW and his ever present bodyguard. They were smuggling weapons inside the city taking advantage of the fact that those guards left their post to catch the thieves. It now dawned to me why Lady Noh was recruiting the leader of the thieves. Anyway, they were also trying to find a certain sword which can be connected to a certain murder 20 yrs ago. A minister was killed and the sword is a major link to its killer. Apparently, the murder was needed to hide a certain secret regarding the palace throne.
Since, the city guards were not able to catch those thieves, naturally the magistrate was so pissed off. He order the hunt for CW and his men. CW instructed his bodyguard, Chisu to take the weapons in another hiding place while he created a diversion by holding a grenade and riding a horse to the marketplace. The guards ran after him. CW then disguised himself as a local peasant and went to the marketplace. HDG got so curious and decided to follow Chisu and saw where he hid the weapons. Afterwards, he went to the marketplace and funny how he interrupted the town’s celebration of his departure. He is really infamous.
He went it inside a brothel/kisaeng house. Incidentally, SEH, his half brother’s fiancee was there as well. She was earlier trying on some vulgar jewelry that kisaeng usually wears. Her nanny was quite upset about it and when she was running some errands, SEH wanders to a kisaeng house, a brothel. She saw HDG inside. He asked her if she’s the new girl to which she answered positively. He then wonders how was she able to get herself in that situation. He touched her and she cringed away exposing how she is not right for the job. Then he saunters away to talk to a kisaeng. SEH was somehow fascinated with what just happened.
He was then called in another part of the kisaeng house. His half brother HIH was gambling and was pleading to the other men to help him cheat in the civil exams and someone said that maybe they need a distraction during the exams day so he can then cheat. They asked HDG to be a part of their plan knowing how he dreamt all his life to take the civil exams but he could not because he is illegitimate. They were not able to convince him more to the disgust of his half brother.
He then went back home only to be slapped by HIH’s mother. She was so mad at him for laying his hand to her precious son. His father wa quite disappointed as well when he saw him. He told him that he thought he left because he him go from his window to which he answered back why did you not do anything about it. Even the servants are chased if they tried to ran away and beaten to death afterwards just what he did to her mother. His father only said he does not want to see him anymore and that he is just wasting his life. So, he told him that hes is leaving his house and the next time he sees him just pretend that he did not know him. Quite sad.
HYK on the other hand was in the marketplace when CW was being chased by the guards. The moment she saw him, she tried covering her face with a pot but as usual, she dropped it and so the owner of the stall told him to pay for it and since CW does not want further attention he paid for the pot. Naturally, HYK thought that he must really be interested in her especially when he grabbed her hand when she started to leave. She did not know that he was only doing it to avoid the guards who were looking for him.
She was so happy while holding the pot and cleaning it near the river. And that is how, HDG found her. He watched how it fell to the water with her in tow. When she emerged drenched in water, HDG is somehow reminded that she’s a woman. Then, braced yourself…HDG realized that HYK pooped in the river. Yikes as in major yikes. He then left to go the temple.
Later on HYK saw him there and was so happy to see him again so she gave him a tight hug. He on the other hand was warding her off because he still remembers the poop he saw in the river but quite glad that someone is glad to see him again. She asked him why he’s there and not in his own house and so she told him about her recent convo with his father. She asked if he’s mad and he said yes he is mad because he was not able to leave for China. She believes he’s more upset that his father doesnt want to see him rather than him upset over the china thing. She tried cheering him up and he appreciated it. She gave him a candy and he thought it has a weird taste. She told him it was in her clothes when she fell in the water. He immediately put it out. He was totally grossed out.
Earlier, HYK grandfather noticed that HYK is a bit sad and upset and he guessed that it was because HDG left for China. Imagine her happiness to see him again. So, the love angle is brewing up.
The current king, CW’s half brother, told Minister Hong, HDG’s father to build another palace because the current one is so haunted. He even asked him if he sees the spirits or heard any of their voices since he killed one of them. Another minister heard that and tried asking but Minister Hong immediately put an end to the convo and told them that not to believe his majesty’s ramblings.
Later on, you can see Minister Hong holding a sword. Apparently, he really did kill someone in the past to protect a secret and the current king. Now we see the twists and turns.
Incidentally, the grandfather and the priest talked about HYK. The priest said that he looked into her future and he sees her to a queen. The grandpa said he did not know anything about her parentage. Her mother was killed by some men. He saw who killed her and it was shown thru the flashbacks that it involves Minister Hong as well.
KDG and HYK went to buy another ticket passage for China and on the way there, they met CW and his group. She greeted him but he denied knowing her. She was quite upset by it while HDG tried cheering her up and told him to forget all about him. She promised herself that the next time she sees him she’ll act as if she doesnt know him at all then kicked a rock that went into a beehive. Both did not have any choice but to dive into the river to avoid be swarmed by the avenging bees. When it was safe to go out of the water, her foot got stucked up under and then collapses under the water. He then went up, breathe in some air and dived down again and blow some air into her mouth. Technically kissing her…hahaha…
They are all connected…off to download the next episode.