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Recap: “Faith” Episode 14

We all knew the happiness wasn’t going to last, right? It never does in K-drama land. We all know that at soon as we get some happy OTP moments, everything is going to come crashing down. The problem is that this couple is always under threat.  So we relish those sweet, short moments of peace and happiness that this couple has. Let’s enjoy those moments together now.

Episode 14

Young glares at Ki Chul and growls, “If you were going to falsely accuse me, you should have chosen high treason. What’s with 500 nyang?” Ki Chul replies, “Exactly. How could you take let your men use those inferior weapons just to earn 500 nyang?”

Lee Jae-hyun’s student, Lee Saek, says to Young, “If you are claiming that you never saw this, can we assume that your men received it without your knowledge?” Young looks over to his men and then looks away in anger.

Young asks Deok-man and Dol-bae if they accepted the box. They nod yes. He asks if they opened it and they reply no. Young: “You didn’t know what was inside and put it in my room?” They reply yes. Young turns to the others and says, “As you heard, these guys don’t know what this is so I will send them back.” He orders his men to get out but when they are slow to move, he yells at them. They leave as ordered, hanging their heads.

Gongmin tells Young that Lee Jae-hyun and Lee Saek were tipped-off about the bribe. Lee Jae-hyun says to Young, “If this is a set up, we can give you a chance to explain.” Young says angrily, “So you are asking me to explain if I took a 500 nyang bribe?” Lee Jae-hyun asks, “Do you need time?”

Young says to Gongmin, “I never received it and I have nothing more to say. If you can’t believe me, put me in jail or fire me. Do what you want. I will wait for your sentencing.” Young bows and leaves.

Gongmin asks Ki Chul, “Did you have to do this?” Ki Chul replies, “You are mistaken. I don’t give 500 nyang tip-offs. All I thought was that I did well in coming here today because I figured out the weakness of a man that even seven assassins couldn’t break.”

Outside in the hallways, the Woodalchi try to talk to Young but he warns them to stay away and he lashes out on a lamp instead. Back in his room, Young looks around at the mess. He picks up Mae-hee’s bandana and puts it back in the box. Deok-man comes into the room to report that Jo Il-shin has come to see him.

Jo Il-shin informs Young that he has been stripped of his position as the Woodalchi general until the facts of the bribery are revealed. In addition, until the sentencing comes down, Young will perform as regular Woodalchi and can’t leave the palace unless specific orders are given.

Joo Suk can’t believe this is happening since the Woodalchi have been given special rights and protection. Only the king can order anything upon the Woodalchi. Jo Il-shin informs him that those special rights and protection have been taken away. (Joonni: I’m gonna rip that face apart….ARGH!)

Young menacingly approaches Jo Il-shin and says, “This 500 nyang affair- it was you.” Jo Il-shin doesn’t deny it but simply says, “Whatever I do, it’s out of loyalty to Goryeo and the king…” Young interrupts him, fiercely demanding to know what the country, king, and bribery have anything to do with each other. He steps closer to Jo Il-shin- “Why don’t you teach me?”

Gongmin asks Lee Jae-hyun and the other scholars if they forgot that they are alive because Young risked his life to protect them. Lee Jae-hyun replies that he is aware of this, so Gongmin asks him in frustration, “Then why? 500 nyang bribe?” Gongmin asks sarcastically how they can see Young’s “corruption” so clearly instead of the mile-high pile of Ki Chul’s corruption.

Lee Jae-hyun calmly says that the most important task for them is to protect the throne. In order to do that, they have to quell the rumors that are running around now. Rumor has it that Young is standing behind the king and deciding everything for him because the king is too young.

Lee Saek adds that it is widely known that Young killed a lot of people. It’s not good that someone like him is next to the king. Lee Jae-hyun reminds Gongmin that it is critical to gather people on their side right now but people won’t come when someone like Young (more specifically, someone who has done evil things like kill people) is next to Gongmin.

Gongmin asks, “So are you saying that you accused Young for me? By linking him to bribery?” Lee Saek explains that all they are doing is investigating after receiving the tip-off and they are doing this quickly because Young is close to the king. Lee Jae-hyun asks what Gongmin will do. Will he stop this investigation using his royal power? If he does, they have no choice but to obey.

Eun-soo is writing down the numbers and letters from her diary on a separate piece of paper. She also copies down a formula “R=k(10g +f)” (Joonni: The formula for calculating solar activity). Deok Heung suddenly comes into the room, asking if she figured out something, and Eun-soo gets up rapidly, flustered. She stammers as she tells Deok Heung that although she is not sure, this is Einstein’s theory of relativity…and she rattles off other things. She tells him that this will require a lot of research and a lot of time.

Deok Heung takes the diary from Eun-soo and Eun-soo asks why- she’s not done copying it down. Deok Heung informs her that since he has traveled a lot and met scholars from the west, he knows enough to recognize them as numbers. Eun-soo sighs and apologizes for deceiving him but because she doesn’t know who side Deok Heung is on, she doesn’t know how much she should tell him.

Deok Heung leans toward her. “Ki Chul was right. He said I should earn your heart in order to get your knowledge.” Deok Heung says he will come again and starts to leave but Eun-soo stops him. She wants to have just another look at the last page. He gives it to her. Eun-soo opens the diary to the last page and looks at her name again. She traces it with her finger. She sighs and gives it back to him. Deok Heung says, referring to the task of trying to win Eun-soo’s heart, “It’s not going to be easy.”

The spy girl passes a note to a guard but Lady Choi sees this. She sends the other Moogakshi to go after the guard. The guard delivers the note to Eum-ja, who gives it to Ki Chul.

Ki Chul reads it- it’s a phrase meaning that you should use something when needed but then you should throw it out cold-heartedly when you no longer do. Ki Chul interprets this as meaning that Gongmin and the scholars will kick out Young from the palace. He asks Deok Heung, who has been looking at Eun-soo’s diary, if Eun-soo figured out the content of the diary. Deok Heung is not sure. Ki Chul asks when Deok Heung thinks he will be able to get Eun-soo’s heart. Deok Heung remembers the way Eun-soo tug on Young’s arm when they ran into each other in the village.

Ki Chul says to Deok Heung, “Tell me if you need anything to bring the doctor over- whether it’s money or power.” Deok Heung asks, “Anything I need? Anything I want? What about the queen’s position?” Deok Heung thinks Eun-soo might be lured by the position of the queen. In order to offer that to Eun-soo, though, he needs to become the king first. Deok Heung also knows that he needs to become the king at this point in order to live since he’s come out of hiding and shown his face at the royal court already. “If I don’t become the king now, I will have to die. Even though I don’t think, I know that much.” Ki Chul asks himself, “Is there a simple way to take the king’s seat?”

Inside the palace, the spy guard and the spy girl are captured. The spy girl tries to kill herself but Lady Choi stops her.

Gongmin asks Lady Choi if the spy girl opened her mouth yet. Lady Choi says yes. Gongmin asks what she said. Lady Choi replies that it seems the plan was to steal the king’s royal seal and report to Yuan that the Goryeo king lost the seal bestowed upon him by the Yuan emperor, thus making Yuan mad. Choong-suk says to Gongmin that if the goal is the seal, they will keep trying to steal it. He wants to call Young and set up a plan but Gongmin stops him. Lady Choi reminds Choong-suk that Young is no longer a daejang- he’s just regular warrior. Gongmin asks what Young is doing now.

Young is asleep on the bridge. (Joonni: Puahaha! Of course. Our sleepy daejang!) Eun-soo sits down next him saying, “I was looking for you for a long time. Young asks, his eyes still closed, “What’s going on?” Eun-soo tells him she came to take out his stitches and she asks him to untie his sleeve. Eun-soo: “A doctor who makes house calls on her own -when is this patient going to pay for his treatments?” (Joonni: Will she accept back hugs and kisses as payment? If not, I will!) Eun-soo takes a look at his wound and compliments her own skills.

Eun-soo tells Young that Deok Heung came to see her before, with the diary. “I don’t know why he did that suddenly, but I think I know what the numbers in the diary are.” Young: “You figured it out?” Eun-soo: “They are dates – the year, month, and date. It was written in the way we write it in my world. Even the minutes were written down.” Young repeats to himself, “Date and time.” Eun-soo thinks it might be the time the portal to heaven opens. Young asks when that day is- the day the portal opens. Eun-soo replies that she needs to convert the dates into the Goryeo calendar system but it’s not going to be easy.

Eun-soo finishes taking the stitches out and says that the wound healed well and looks at Young. All this time he has been staring at her so he quickly turns away when she looks at him. He clears his throat and says, “Let me know when you finish calculating the time because we need to prepare ahead.” Eun-soo says to Young, “But I might be wrong because there are dates starting from the year 1100 and I don’t know what they are referring to.”

Eun-soo tells Young that she went to his room to find him, thinking he might be there. Young quickly tells her that it is not his room anymore. Eun-soo doesn’t catch the “anymore” because she is taking out the aspirin bottle with the flower inside to show to Young. “I found this there.” Young quickly grabs it from her, embarrassed. (Joonni: Squee!) Eun-soo teases him, saying, “I don’t know if you can keep the medicine and dried flower together.” Young purses his lips together in obvious embarrassment (Joonni: the “Darn, I can’t believe she saw this” face or the “Darn, why did I keep that thing?” face) so Eun-soo smiles and moves to sit in front of Young.

Eun-soo tells Young that in heaven, there is song about him. The song has the phrase that Young’s father left him, the one about treating gold as a rock (meaning don’t be greedy), and how Young followed his father’s teaching and lived his entire life for the country. Young asks in surprise where she heard that phrase about the gold and rock. Eun-soo tells him that he is uber famous in heaven. See! People even put his father’s last words into a song about him. “Because you are so clean (morally) and grand.”

Eun-soo continues. “You took a bribe?! Ha! The people in heaven are laughing.” She asks why Young looks so surprised. “Are you the only one that didn’t believe I was from heaven? You’re the one that brought me here.” Eun-soo tells him that she’s leaving and she walks away, leaving Young trying to process all this new information in wonder.

Ki Chul says to Lee Jae-hyun that he knows that King Choong-sun (who was the father of Deok Heung) favored him. Ki Chul asks what Lee Jae-hyun thinks of Deok Heung. Ki Chul walks closer to him and whispers into his ear if he would like to choose a king. “Don’t just serve a king chosen for you but choose one yourself. Someone that you like after much consideration.” (Joonni: Oh boy, Eun-soo’s words coming back like this. I don’t like it!) Ki Chul walks away, thinking to himself, “If need be, I will change the king, country, and heaven.”

Choong-suk rushes over to Young to tell him about the interrogation, but Young stops him. He doesn’t want to hear it.

Eun-soo is in the medicine room, pacing back and forth, trying to figure out how to convert the dates. She slams a book shut, yelling in regret, “I should have studied some hanja!” She calls out to Jang Bin but Jang Bin is greeting Jo Il-shin, who has come to show Eun-soo to Lee Jae-hyun and Lee Saek. Jo Il-shin tells Lee Jae-hyun that Eun-soo is from heaven and he saw it her come through the portal with his own two eyes.

Lee Jae-hyun tells Eun-soo that he heard she can see the future. Before Eun-soo can explain, Jo Il-shin adds that it’s not all- she is also Hwata’s student with great medical skills. Lee Jae-hyun asks Eun-soo about the future. Eun-soo looks at Jang Bin so he tells Lee Jae-hyun that since the king put her under his protection, he has a question to ask. Why must Eun-soo answer him? Lee Jae-hyun replies that it’s for the country. “If the rumors about the doctor is true, her knowledge and power must be used for the country, but if they are not, I cannot let the king be made a fool by her.”

Eun-soo huffs in indignation so Jo Il-shin assures her that she need not be offended since he knows she is real. Lee Saek  asks if she really said, in front of state ministers, that Yuan will collapse soon. Eun-soo stammers that she said that because she didn’t think she will be here this long and she was angry. Lee Saek wants to know when Yuan will fall. Eun-soo replies that she doesn’t know the specific year. She is, however, studying something about years right now…. Lee Jae-hyun interrupts her. He asks if the current king turns out to be a good king for the country. She may not know the years but she should as least know this much. He also wants to know how things will end for Gongmin. Eun-soo replies that she can’t answer things like that, which makes Lee Jae-hyun suspicious. Is it because she doesn’t know? Eun-soo tells him that if they want to know something from her, the king has to come himself to ask. Only then will she be able to divulge such important secrets. Jo Il-shin agrees to this.

With the questioning done, Eun-soo says to herself, “If they are going to ask, they should as least bring something. What am I? A free search site?” Eun-soo turns around and is surprised to see Young. How long has he been there? Did he hear everything? Yes, he did.

Eun-soo is proud of him for coming on his own two feet to see her. She offers him tea but Young quickly tells her to prepare to leave and meet him at their spot tomorrow at dawn. He tells her to pack lightly. He knows that those scholars will be capable of locking her up if they think she is useful. Eun-soo thinks he is kidding at first but when Young looks at her seriously, she asks, “Really?” Young advises her to dress warmly since it will get cold if they have to sleep outside. Eun-soo asks if Young will go with her. Can he? Right now he is…Young smiles and says, “I will go with you, together.”

Eun-soo starts going around the medical ward, packing up medicine and other materials into a pink bundle. She even packs some ceramics. (Joonni: Which I think she is planning to sell it later if they need money. I love this girl.)

Eun-soo goes to see Noguk and stares at her. Noguk asks why she is staring. Eun-soo smiles and takes her hand and says, “Because you’re pretty.” She tells Noguk that she told Jang Bin to make a lot of good medicine for her uterus (since Noguk remained infertile for years, according to history). Noguk asks worriedly if there is something wrong with her so Eun-soo replies that she will tell her some heavenly information.

Eun-soo says to Noguk that while there have been a lot of kings and queens, and there will continue to be a lot of kings and queens, there were none that loved each so much like Noguk and Gongmin. Noguk tears up as she hears this. Eun-soo adds that because Gongmin loves Noguk so much, he will abandon everything if she becomes ill or leaves. Noguk says she will never leave the king. Eun-soo agrees. She asks, “Can I hug you? I know it’s rude but in heaven, I’m your unni.” Without waiting for a response, Eun-soo hugs Noguk tightly. Noguk looks happily surprised while Eun-soo looks a bit sad. (Joonni: Oof. Again, right in the heart. What do we call this? Womance?) Lady Choi comes into the room to announce that Young’s questioning has started.

Young is walking down the hallway to the royal court, escorted by guards. His Woodalchi men line up behind him, leaving their post, and Young smiles a little to himself (Joonni: Young and his loyal litter of puppies! A very troublesome bunch but still so loyal and adorable!). But to Dol-bae, he complains, so Dol-bae says, with a smile on his face, that he will correct their behavior. Young walks into the court. Notably, Deok Heung is there while Ki Chu is not.

In Gongmin’s room, Jo Il-shin says to Gongmin that all the important people and officials in Goryeo are focusing on what will happen today. They are watching to see if the king will be able to push aside his friendship with Young and act justly or if he will continue to hold onto Young’s sleeve. Gongmin interrupts Jo Il-shin to remind him that the questioning is simply about whether Young committed a crime or not. That’s all he wants to know and if Young didn’t do it, that’s it.

Jo Il-shin starts to ask if Gongmin will continue to harbor a monster like Young so Gongmin grabs him by the neck and orders Il-shin to never call Young that again. All the blood Young has shed and the lives he took since Young met him were all his price to pay. “Do you understand?!” Jo Il-shin argues that Young is holding Gongmin down. Why is Gongmin refusing to see that? Gongmin roughly lets go of Jo Il-shin and declares that he is ready. “Let’s go.”

Gongmin enters the court and Young bows to him. Gongmin sits down and tells them to start. Lee Saek gets up and says that Young was given seven days to prove his innocence. Does he have anything to say right now? Does he have any evidence or witnesses? Gongmin speaks up. “I don’t know about evidence but I will be a witness. I will be the witness to prove Choi Young’s innocence.” Jo Il-shin gets up to protest but Gongmin continues that he can give a statement of Young’s character.

Deok Heung gets up to remind Gongmin that Gongmin is here to judge, not take sides. Before Gongmin can respond, Young speaks up. He’s been the Woodalchi daejang for the past seven years and this year, he met Gongmin who favored him. Thanks to that, his arrogance grew and he took the bribe. Gongmin starts to protest but Young simply says, “My heart hurts for causing trouble to Your Majesty.” (Joonni: *guttural scream* of “NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!)

Lee Saek suggests that Young be sentenced to hard labor with the slaves for about 1-3 years for his crime. Gongmin sits down, speechless, and looks at Young. Young looks back and smiles, shaking his head a little. Gongmin looks at him, confused. What is Young doing? (Joonni: *swallows back the guttural scream)

Jang Bin has told Eun-soo that Young has been tied up and will be escorted to the labor camps in the morning. Eun-soo doesn’t believe that will happen. “I’m going to go and wait for him. He said he will come so he will come. You know- he is a person who comes when he says he will come and goes when he says he will go.” Jang Bin can’t stop Eun-soo from packing so he says he will bring her the surgical tools. He adds, “If you wait and he doesn’t come, come back. Don’t wait too long.” (Joonni: He is such a good friend to her!) But Eun-soo is sure that Young will come.

Deok Heung has told Ki Chul that Young confessed to the crime. Ki Chul can’t believe it. He thought Young would rather die being accused of high treason than admit to taking bribes (Joonni: Because of what his father said, right?) Ki Chul asks how long the punishment was and if the king ordered it himself. Deok Heung replies that the sentence was for one year and yes, the king sentenced Young himself. Ki Chul wants to know if Gongmin did it without any change in expression or embarrassment. Deok Heung thinks back to it and says to Ki Chul, “Now that I think about it, the way they looked at each other was suspicious.” There was no anger, regret, or resignation. Ki Chul curses- damn, it seems that Young is up to something again. Ki Chul screams for Hwa-Eum.

Gongmin is talking to Noguk. (Joonni: Omg, they are both in the same bedroom in their pajamas. Omg, we know what’s been happening between these two!!!!!!!) Gongmin says, “I’m sure I heard it- Young talking to my heart, saying- ‘It’s okay. Don’t worry’.” Noguk sits next to Gongmin and Gongmin continues to confide in her. “When I visited Young in jail, I swore to myself that I would never let this person be chained or imprisoned again. That to chain this person up is wrong.” (Joonni: Why am I swooning right now? It’s bromance, not romance! Nevertheless, I’m swooning, guys. So dizzy.)

Noguk pours Gongmin some tea and tells him that Eun-soo came to see her in the afternoon. “I didn’t know then, when I was with her, but after we parted, I realized something.  I felt like the doctor came to say goodbye.”

Young’s guards play a game while Young sits in jail, looking up at the night sky. In the medical ward, Jang Bin is blowing out candles. He senses someone coming.

Hwa-Eum enters the medical ward and they search for Eun-soo. Eum-ja threatens a worker to find out where she is. Outside, Eum-ja listens with his special hearing and hears a man and a woman. He rushes over to the source of the sound but it is Jang Bing with Deo-gi. Eum-ja attacks but Jang Bin fights back. Hwasooin tells him that they are looking for Eun-soo so he informs them that she is in the herb garden. Hwasooin doesn’t believe him and moves to attack but Eum-ja stops her, reminding her that Jang Bin is a royal physician. If they hurt him, things will get complicated. Hwa-Eum leave.

Eun-soo is at the bridge, waiting for Young. She looks around, worriedly, as time passes and he still doesn’t show up.

Dae-man climbs the rooftops and attacks Young’s guards. He steals the keys and opens Young’s jail-door. Young attacks the other guards and escapes.

Lady Choi reports to Gongmin that Young has escaped. Choong-suk adds that the guards are looking for him. Smiling, he starts to say that the guards won’t be able to find Young, even if they tried, but he stops himself quickly. Lady Choi asks if Gongmin has any other orders regarding those that escaped and Gongmin replies no. He is tired so just leave. Everyone leaves and Gongmin says to Noguk, “Young is not someone whom we can keep tied up unless he himself allows it.” Noguk wonders if Young running away means he is not planning to come back. Gongmin replies that he thinks Young left because Young didn’t want to become a burden to Gongmin. But he’s not sure what Young is thinking.

Eun-soo sees the guards and hides. She starts to takes out her knife but stops in surprise when Young shows up, saying, “You’re still too slow.” He sees how worried she looks and says, “Did you wait? It’s not daylight yet so I was about to get you from the medical ward, but I…” He is interrupted when Eun-soo runs over and hugs him tight. At first, he just stands there in surprise but then he slowly hugs her back and pats her in comfort.

Ki Chul orders Ki Won to have all his men searching for Young and Eun-soo. Ki Won starts to ask about the royal seal but Ki Chul has only one thing on his mind. He yells at Ki Won to hurry. Ki Chul says to Deok Heung that Eun-soo definitely figured out the secret in the diary and Young followed her. No, the king sent Young to follow her. Deok Heung doesn’t think Gongmin would have Young falsely accused just for that.

Ki Chul angrily says to Deok Heung, “I gave you the diary to find out the secret. What did you do? Did you just stare at her face?” Deok Heung still doesn’t think Gongmin would put on the show just for the secret to heaven so Ki Chul screams, “It’s the heavenly world! If we can go back and forth to heaven and bring its knowledge here, what is there that we can’t do?” Ki Chul rants in frustration, “Why isn’t there anyone around me that can see the big picture?!” Even those great scholars only went to Eun-soo to find out what kind of king Gongmin is. Ki Chul can’t believe their stupidity. “If there is a specific kind of king that we want, we can just mold one!”

Young and Eun-soo keep having to stop and hide as they travel through the city. Eun-soo asks who is the one that is being chased right now. Is it him or her? Isn’t he the one that committed the crime? Young tells her that since Ki Chul’s men are out everywhere, it seems that she is the target. Eun-soo offers to turn herself in if push comes to shove so he can run away.

Eun-soo: “To be honest when I think about it, the bed at Ki Chul’s house was the best and there was a lot of food. He also gave me new clothes and…” She sees Young just staring at her. She says, “You have to laugh here. I’m making a joke.” Young: “What kind of joke is not funny?” He pushes her toward the gay Suribang and orders her to follow him while he goes to check out the situation. Eun-soo tries to follow Young but the Suribang surround her.

They escort Eun-soo to the Suribang siblings and they offer her food. Eun-soo is about to eat but Young comes and complains that there is no way out. The brother, Manbo, says that while Young can escape by himself, it will be hard with Eun-soo. The sister hands Young a spoon, asking if he will eat. Young looks around and takes Eun-soo’s bowl and starts to eat, asking if there would be a way for them to escape by water. (Joonni: Omg, poor Eun-soo. And omg, they are eating from the same bowl. Homg!) Manbo tells him that all the ports and boats are being watched already. The sister suggests that they just hide and wait it out for a couple of days. Young is rapidly emptying the bowl and Eun-soo looks on, wetting her lips in hunger.

The Manbo siblings offer to find a room for Eun-soo and Young to hide in- just ONE. Young agrees and looks at Eun-soo. She asks, “Did you eat it all?” Young looks at her sheepishly.

Young asks the little Suribangs to keep an eye on Jo Il-shin and report to him what Jo Il-shin is doing and who he is meeting. The sister asks if Young is still working for the king and Young replies yes. Manbo reminds Young that Gongmin is the one that sentenced him. What was the sentence? Young replies that it was hard labor at the mines for a year. The sister asks, “But he is still your king?” Young smiles and replies yes.

Leaning his head on his fist, exactly the way Eun-soo is, (Joonni: So cute!) he tells her that they have to hide for a few days. Can she do it? Hiding quietly? Eun-soo: “Just breathing?” Young: “Without any rash action.” Eun-soo looks serious and asks, “What about food?” Young grins. “I will give it to you. A lot.” Eun-soo smiles happily like a kid.

Jo Il-shin runs into Deok Heung at the palace and Deok Heung asks if Jo Il-shin likes to play badook. Outside the palace, at the gisaeng house, Jo Il-shin tells Deok Heung that he’s never learned how to play badook. Deok Heung replies that he can start learning now. Deok Heung starts to instruct Il-shin but Il-shin wants Deok Heung to get to the point. He doesn’t want others to see that he is with him.

Deok Heung says to Jo Il-shin that Ki Chul is not in his right mind right now. He has his all his soldiers out all over the country just to find Eun-soo. Deok Heung comments that he finds it curious Jo Il-shin is still not a minister even though he’s served Gongmin for ten years. This gets to Jo Il-shin.

Deok Heung says to Jo Il-shin, “Become my person.” Jo Il-shin looks around nervously- “What?” Deok Heung: “If you do, I’ll give you Ki Chul’s position- his wealth and his power.” Jo Il-shin asks, “Then you…” Deok Heung replies, smiling, “I have to become king so I can give you that position.” Jo Il-shin says, “Are you talking about overthrowing the king?” Deok Heung answers that Ki Chul is already planning to place him on the throne. Jo Il-shin threatens to report Deok Heung but Deok Heung calmly asks, “Is there anyone who doesn’t already know that I’m trying to become king?” He gets up and says, “Hmm…I guess I have to ask someone else.”

Jo Il-shin quickly gets up after him. “Did you say Ki Chul’s position?” Deok Heung replies yes. Jo Il-shin is won over by this temptation and asks Deok Heung, “Then what can I do?” Deok Heung smiles and asks about Young. Is there anyone in the palace that can communicate with him?

Eun-soo is tearing her hair out in frustration because she doesn’t recognize the formula. Young sits down in front of her and informs her that it’s getting dark and the Suribang are going to come to show them to their hide-out. So before they come, she should do something about her hair…Eun-soo exclaims in recognition. The formula is Wolf’s number! But there is something else that she doesn’t know so she continues to hold her head in frustration.

Young slowly reaches out to fix her hair but he stops himself and asks, “Are you figuring something out?” Eun-soo replies that she can’t convert the dates because all the information that Jang Bin gave her on the Goryeo/Yuan calendar is in hanja. She notices how Young is looking at her so she asks, “What?” Young asks if everyone in heaven is like her or if only she is like that. Eun-soo: “What do you mean?” Young: “Everything that you do.” Eun-soo sticks out her chin: “What about me?” Young sighs and tells her to work hard. She has to figure it out quickly so she can return quickly. Young goes back to watch the windows.

Ki Chul asks why they can’t find Young and Eun-soo when they have searched every nook and cranny. Hwasooin thinks Young and Eun-soo are still in the capital city. Shall they catch those Suribang guys to find out? Ki Chul orders her to. He notices that Deok Heung is missing and asks where he is. Ki Won enters, saying that Deok Heung is at the palace. They don’t know what he is doing, however, because they have lost most of their spies. Yang-gak says that he will start placing more. Ki Chul orders Eum-ja to tail Deok Heung. He wonders to himself if he called forth a tiger in order to catch a fox. (Joonni: It’s an expression used in Korea to describe a situation in which one fears they have just cause more trouble for themselves than they had planned or expected.)

Young asks in an impatient voice, “Are you not done yet?” Eun-soo comes out, patting her wet hair and saying that she is done. Why is he continuing to wait there in front of the door if he is tired of waiting? Young doesn’t respond. Instead he just looks at her for a while and then walks away, averting his eyes.

Young shows her the room, saying that although the room is not very nice, it’s better than sleeping outside. He turns around to find that she is standing very close to him, her wet hair framing her face. They stare at each other for a while, the air tensing around them, until Eun-soo looks away first. She starts to say something but Young just points to the bed and tells her to sleep and he leaves the room.

Young sits outside her room and Eun-soo calls out to him through the screen door, asking, “Are you there?” He replies yes and asks, “Aren’t you sleeping?” Eun-soo tells him that she can’t sleep because it’s like they are on a MT- membership training. As she looks at her notes, she explains that an MT is when a group of people on the same side go on a trip and spend the night together, becoming friends. “It’s really hard explaining heaven’s words.”

Eun-soo wants to play the truth game like they do on MT’s. “If someone asks a question, you have to speak only the truth.” She says she will ask the first question. “You have to speak the truth. You can’t hide or lie.” Young smiles and tells her that he doesn’t lie because it’s too bothersome.

Eun-soo: “If I solves these dates in the diary and on that day we go heaven’s door and it’s open, and if I leave – will you be okay? Because a kind and skilled doctor like me will be gone. If you get hurt – you won’t have someone to put medicine on your wounds and stitch you up. Will you be ok?” Young: “I won’t…” – he takes a pause- “be okay.”

Eun-soo smiles, the tears starting to well. “I knew it. I don’t think I will be okay either. When I go back to my world, I will think a lot about the king, queen, Teacher Jang, the Woodalchi, and…”- Eun-soo says more softly- “you.” She continues as Young faces her shadow on the screen door. “I will miss you.” She wonders if this will seem like a long dream to her. Outside, Young is tracing her shadow. Eun-soo: “But normally, don’t you forget dreams when daylight comes?”

Eun-soo tells Young that it’s his turn. Does he want to know anything more about her? Young replies that he has nothing to ask. He turns away from her reflection and says softly, like he is talking to himself, “Even now, I know too much.”

Eun-soo turns to look at the door with tears in her eyes. Outside, Young leans his head against the wall, also with tears in his eyes.

Lady Choi goes to meet Deok Heung and asks if he called for her. He tells her he heard that she is Young’s aunt and that she knows everything that goes in and out of the palace. Lady Choi replies that those rumors about her ability have been greatly exaggerated.

Deok Heung points to the papers in front of her and orders her to try to separate them. She tries but they won’t separate. He tells that this type of paper is hard to separate so the people who use this paper have to put spit on it. “So if you put poison on the corners – the people who use this paper get poisoned without knowing it.” Lady Choi: “May I ask who used this paper?” Deok Heung tells her that he gave this paper to Eun-soo not too long ago so she can copy things down from the diary. (Joonni: Damn! And she’s been picking at those papers this whole time! *return of the guttural scream* NO!!!!!!!!!).

Lady Choi asks if there was poison on the paper he gave to Eun-soo. Deok Heung replies yes. He brought the poison back from his travels from the west. The poison doesn’t have any smell or color and the symptoms don’t appear immediately. Instead, the poison accumulates inside the body and the person suddenly gets sick. Lady Choi calmly asks about the antidote. Deok Heung replies that he has it. Lady Choi knows that Deok Heung wants something in exchange for the antidote so she asks, “What can I do for you?” Deok Heung asks, “Where is Eun-soo? I need to know where she is so I can give her the antidote and nurse her. It will be a problem if it gets too late. Isn’t she important to a lot of people? Isn’t she?” (Joonni: DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Young has fallen asleep outside Eun-soo’s door but he wakes up when he hears her moaning. He calls out to her but when she doesn’t answer, he rushes into the room. He tries to shake her awake but she doesn’t open her eyes. He quickly and anxiously lifts her to a sitting position when he sees how sick she looks. He frantically calls out, “Imja! Imja!” but Eun-soo’s head just weakly drops onto his shoulder.

Softy’s comments:

This is the kind of evolution I can get behind. Before he used to clear his throat, but now he just stares intently at her. It’s sort of like a cross between longing and gazing with a purpose. I lost track of how many times he did that tonight. While she babbles on and on, he just looks at her – like he is trying to memorize every feature –take in everything about her before she leaves. It’s almost like he is afraid if he blinks that she might be gone too soon. He doesn’t want to regret again. Last time he didn’t do this. he never memorized Mayhee’s face like this. he probably thinks that is why he forgot her face over the years. He doesn’t want that to happen again so he stares. Oblivious to the fact that he is making it all too clear that the more he stares – the less he wants to look away. I think that is why he locked eyes with her in that room and didn’t look away. He was testing himself to see how far he could take this – if he would make the next move. Of course she doesn’t know this and looked away first. Even when he was outside her room – he couldn’t help but reach out and trace her silhouette. Even that is a luxury to him cuz he can do that freely without worrying about who is watching. Over and over – before his brain can catch up to his heart, he reaches out to her. I bet he wasnt going to touch her unruly hair just to fix it – he needed to feel how soft it is for himself. And those reassuring pats her gave her as they hugged, that was more for him as well. he was giving himself permission to do this under the guise of consoling her cuz those were the longest, slowest pats ever. guess he wanted to make sure every pat counted and lingered. I have never seen so many scenes in a drama where the male character’s emotions are bubbling up so much – to the extent that he is going to totally miss the surface and just erupt one of these days. To think we get front row seats for that is making me so giddy waiting for next week.

Written before it aired: This drama might have actual history interwoven in the story, but I only care about one aspect of history in particular and surprisingly it’s not just Choi Young’s. I want to know if ES being there is affecting the history she knows. Will events unfold around her that she never studied in the history books or will the reality she is living in chug along and everything happens just as she remembers it. If her presence is changing things, I want KC to die sooner than later. This guy has wreaked enough terror as it is so I can’t imagine how much more damage he will do in another couple of years. While we are at it, if other things can be changed cuz of ES’s influence, let’s hope that Young gets to stop killing at some point. Before she came into the picture, he didn’t think anything of it cuz it was his duty, but lately you can see it in his demeanor that killing is taking a toll on his soul.

I lied – there is one more part of the fictional history that I care about. Will ES be in Young’s future as well or just the present? Call me greedy but it’s not enough that she came into his life and helped him start living for real. I need her to remain and finish what she started. Continue to make him smile and become less of a cold dutiful warrior and more of a regular guy just going through the normal routine and settling down and having children. He spent a lifetime taking lives so he earned his right to spend the rest watching his kids grow up in peace. Anything less and I am going to feel cheated.

Joonni’s comments:

*Bows at Softy’s feet.* Woah, girlie, you just made me cry and smile at the same time. *Bear hug*

What’s up with this episode?! All this OTP moments thrown in one episode, rushing in at us, threatening to drown us in a wave of happiness. And just like that, we’re out from under the water, gasping for air as we watch Eun-soo’s life being threatened. Really, the drama people should know that they shouldn’t do this us. It’s not good for our health. How are we going to last until next Monday? I swear, this drama makes me look forward to Mondays now. 😀

Okay, enough gushing and onto other stuff. *puts on serious face* I’m enjoying the development of Ki Chul into this villain who is obsessed with Eun-soo.This makes him both more dangerous and foolish at the same time. Eun-soo’s destiny is no longer tightly tied to Gongmin’s as he becomes stronger but Ki Chul is losing sight of that. He chooses to look for Eun-soo instead of following through with the plan to steal the royal seal. Of course, I think that plan is really too stupid to actually work, but still, Ki Chul is losing sight of the smaller details. So the writer throws in Deok Heung who is there to continue to provide a threat to Gongmin. While it seemed at first he was merely a puppet for Ki Chul, seeing that he had this whole poisoned paper thing planned, we now know that Deok Heung is just as dangerous as Ki Chul, perhaps even more. Yay for smart villains!

As for Jo Il-shin…My first inclination was to say, “What?” Why all of a sudden is he framing Young? Then I remembered how Jo Il-shin has continued to show distaste for Young all this time. But I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that he would go this far to remove Young when Young isn’t really a hindrance to Gongmin. I’m having a hard time buying the argument that all the scholars and Jo Il-shin are making about how bad it is to have someone like Young around, despite the rumors of the Young controlling Gongmin. Really? Is Young that much of a political burden to Gongmin? Talk to me guys. Let me know what you think.

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  1. cho-euns #

    there is no cure to Jealousy! Jo-il Shin felt bad, imagine he has been with the King for ten Years and he has no shortage of advices but waht did the King do everytime this Young comes, The king brushes him off, so of course I understand where Jo-ill Shin’s evil schemes are coming from.

    You can never underestimate the King’s uncle, if Ki-chul is all about the future, this man is all about the present and he knows how to play well, he might be worst than Ki-chul.

    as for the budding romance of our OTP, well it’s about time, they fill each other’s gaps you know. I thing it’s a good thing that Eun-soo will have this near death experience, it will bring out Young’s true feelings for her, maybe next week there will be a confession, yipeeee and the lines are something like this ” Young: you told me once ” Don’t Die” , now I’m telling you, ” Don’t Die” how can I live without you, didn’t you invited me to come with you to heaven, I accept I’ll go with you, I’ll go with you wherever you go, coz my heart is already yourz! swoon ^^

    September 25, 2012
    • pam lee #

      Ha-ha…I love your scenario with CY telling ES to live…makes me giddy! I know, hopefully this will force a love confession from Cy…hehehehe.

      September 26, 2012
    • joonni #

      Hee! Love your scenario too–between Young and Eun-soo. Oh please! Can we have them say that to each other? Please? I love the symmetry of “don’t die” being thrown back at Eun-soo.

      September 27, 2012
  2. i thought someone said in a preview video there was a scene where choi young uses his powers on eunsoo? perhaps this scene takes place in order for eunsoo to survive the poisioning?

    also if DH poisoned eunsoo, does this mean he doesnt believe she’s from heavens? wouldnt someone who’s from heaven be immortal?

    September 25, 2012
    • Sunshine #

      Ahhh…That would be awesome! If it is poison and not a bad dream…use your powers CY!!!

      September 26, 2012
      • pam lee #

        The extended Faith trailer made it look like Dr. Jang Bin was the one with supernatural acupuncture needles on his fingers that sunk into someone’s back. But not sure if it was Jang or him as Hwata in a previous life. Plus, that lady laying on the table didn’t look like Eun Soo.

        Does this mean that Choi Young will have to give Eun Soo over the DH? I hope not! The push and pull between the good and bad guys is killing me! Just when I thought CY and ES would runaway and get a road trip to create many romantic moments, this happens… *Sigh.

        September 26, 2012
        • Nevermind #

          I believe the CY w/ powers is the Kang Ji Hwan character in the 2010 promo-trailer that didn’t push through (Joonni or someone posted it in a previous Ep-recap). And I think that that storyline would’ve had a totally different take from the current drama w/ LMH. That one had a “darker” theme like Legend (same writer or director?).

          September 26, 2012
          • joonni #

            Same director, I think it was different writer at that point.

            September 27, 2012
  3. astrid #

    Dear joonni & softy
    I thougth this will happen. 2 days ago I was thinking about why the scene always about choi young get stabbed or hurt and ES will always treat him. How about if ES get hurt? Or get stabbed? Or sick? What will CY do for her? HEOHEOHEO. And see.. It just happened last night.

    In my logic side, I’ve been thinking like this, how stupid DH is. How could he poisoned the doctor? and he said that poison is from the western. ES medical basic is western basic. So..
    Anyway, this is only my personal opinion. This is K-drama. Anything could happen. WKWKWKW.. My bigest desire is to watch CY treat ES. Thanks for the director to make my dream come true. Hahaha.
    This CY turn to save her life since ES has saved his life about 3 times before..

    September 25, 2012
    • joonni #

      So it was you who sent those who brought this scene to us?! How could you? Stop thinking those awful thoughts now! 😉 😀 I kid.

      September 27, 2012
      • gulagula #

        NOOO.. it’s not like that. only simply thoughts.. almost half episodes we’ve seen CY always get stabbed somewhere or hurt or anything like that and ES will come and treat him.. it’s kinda boring situation? I thought there will be, perhaps, some situation when ES will get hurt or anything like that and CY will trying to safe her. specially before, he couldn’t save maehee life.
        my point is we all know he is a great warrior. even 7 killers couldn’t break him, his electric power, when he swing his swords he will kill at least 3 enemies at once. the point is he is a great fighter. But how about to safe someone you love? even with all those talents he has, he couldn’t save maehee life. so, the director give him a chance again. I’m not saying i’m the one who sent those scenes to us. your comment is to rude. only trying to read the k-drama situation with some logic thinking

        September 27, 2012
        • joonni #

          Did you not see the winking and smiling face and the “I kid” in my comment? I don’t actually think that astrid sent those thoughts. I actually love the development of Eun-soo getting sick because it gives Young the opportunity to save her and I think it’s great the astrid was able to formulate that kind of situation ahead of time. My comment to her was a joke to emphasize that despite liking the plot development, we’re all sad that our poor Eun-soo is sick.

          September 27, 2012
          • gulagula #

            hahaha.. I can’t believe it’s need more than one year to make me want to read this reply. and typing this. hahahah :v

            December 12, 2013
  4. briseis #

    Joonni, great recap again :-). I don’t think that CY being a “murderer” and by it a threat to the king’s credibility is the main reason they want to oust him that readily. Because no matter how self-righteous the politicians may have they are still politicians and all politicians are to certain degree addicted to power. Therefore CY is a huge threat for them as a man who enjoys the king’s complete trust , with his loyalty firmly to the king, leading the best-trained man in the country and unswayable by money or power therefore being uncontrollable which is the very thing that powerful people are afraid of the most. They simply see him as a threat who has too much influence on the king and with him now gone they expect to have the control the king.

    September 26, 2012
    • Missy #

      Funny thing is Jo Il Shin is upset because Gongmin said he could only trust CY & he was his closest friend. What these politcians don’t understand is the King trusts not only Cy’s thoughts, but Lady Choi’s as well. Now he’s listening more to Noguk. They want him to be a puppet king, but he’s been influenced by the Chois(Young and his aunt) so he’ll do things his way.
      You’re right, people with that much power feel threatened by someone who isn’t swayed by money or power and who only answers to the person who is in charge.

      September 26, 2012
    • joonni #

      Thanks briseis. Your insight about politicians was a great reminder to me about the nature of politics. I’m starting to understand their motivation a little better now.

      September 27, 2012
  5. jomo #

    I apologize in advance for my love letter to the Imja couple below,

    In order not to panic, I have to become either very philosophical or very practical when the shit hits fan like in today’s ep. She can’t die because she has become Choi’s touchstone, and strangely, his compass. Like Softy said so beautifully in Ep 13 recap, he has to keep looking at her, checking with her to feel safe? calm? reassured? oriented? Plus – she can’t die because there are so many episodes left.

    I love when Choi was asked the question, “What do YOU get out of taking the Doctor to the portal?” His answer “peace of mind” shows how selfless he has become with her. He doesn’t actually get anything; in fact, he loses one of the most important pieces of his life. I don’t want to accuse him of noble idiocy for giving everything up to get her what she thinks she needs (to go home.)
    The Doctor has saved him (OK after attempting to kill him.) physically and emotionally more than once.
    And he DID pull her out of a comfortable, if not fulfilling, life in Gangnam. They are pretty even right now when it comes to owing the other.

    I agree that the PD needs to allow us more space around the OTP moments together, which are so beautifully done. NOT the heavy handed meaningful musical montages, either. I wish we could linger more he traces her shadow, or when she holds his hand.

    I have been thinking about this couple a lot, and why this pairing is working for us. I think LMH’s off-screen deference to KHS, since she is a sunbae, gives the on-screen characters just the right space.
    IRL, a relationship between them would be impossible, sadly.
    She’s too “old” for him, and he’s like a national treasure that the fans feel they own.
    But we know he has let his character’s feelings for his co-star cross over with PMY, so he could have developed a leeetle crush.

    I don’t know how I feel about a kiss, as it would be more than a kiss.

    My fav first kiss quote by Emil Ludwig: “The decision to kiss for the first time is the most crucial in any love story. It changes the relationship of two people much more strongly than even the final surrender; because this kiss already has within it that surrender.”

    This is really the first time in a drama that I actually agree with the reluctance. Hugging, holding hands, gripping hands, make sense. Choi does NOTHING half way. With all this build up, and watching him devour her with his eyes, I am afraid of the flood of emotions that follow the dam break. The Doctor, too, so vulnerable to his every injury…Once they surrender, it’s gonna be earth shattering for both. The separation would be devastating.

    Conversely, I feel with Arang and Sato, they need to go for it. NOW.

    September 26, 2012
    • pam lee #

      Jomo, GREAT insight!

      I am watching both FAITH and ARANG too.

      Jomo, GREAT insight!

      I am watching both FAITH and ARANG too.

      I feel like both couples have insurmountable obstacles to achieve a happy ending together; CY and ES separated by time and space while Sato and Arang separated by life and death.

      I know realistically, both couples won’t probably end up together, but I’m a romantic at heart so it’ll be hard to sway me any other way that somehow they will achieve a happy ending.

      For CY and ES, it’s too late. The emotional dam is broken. They just confessed their feelings to each other, both will be damaged once they separate. I can’t ever picture the great General CY declaring his love and kissing her passionately, but his intense stares and over-protective behavior says volumes about his feelings. I think with Mae Hee, it was puppy love, but with ES, it’s a mature, all consuming, soul mate ridden love.

      For the meantime, I have stopped watching ARANG because I can only take so much heartbreak from watching FAITH.

      Thanks for sharing your insight.

      Joonni and Softy, thanks for your awesome blog! I am addicted!

      September 26, 2012
      • jomo #

        Thank you…don’t make me cry for my second favorite time traveling couple.
        Which makes me think…how different would this feel if the PD decided to go with the “kiss early and kiss often” plan of action? Oy! Can’t.let.thoughts.of.LeeMinho’s.lips.enter.work.brain.

        September 26, 2012
        • pam lee #

          Curious, who is your first favorite time traveling couple? 🙂

          September 26, 2012
          • jomo #

            QIHM, of course!
            I sobbed and sobbed and whooped and whooped for them.

            September 26, 2012
            • pam lee #

              Jomo, is this a good drama? I don’t think I can take anymore heartache (due to tension in FAITH). Maybe I’ll watch this after I am over FAITH, depending on the ending, good or bad for the OTP.

              September 26, 2012
              • It is funny that you are asking that in THIS blog, which really was the center of the QIHM universe for a while. I think that QIHM is the closest thing you will get to a perfect drama.
                I suggest you run to the nearest place to watch it, don’t pass go, don’t ask anyone about it.
                By Ep 3, I was pretty much a slave to the show, and by 5, I started to have the shakes between episodes.
                No romance in 2012 has come close to it as far as writing, cast, music, directing, cinematography, special effects. editing – GREAT editing – and the characters. Boong Do IS the perfect man. Btw, the OTP turned into a real life love story.
                I actually never watched the final episode subbed. Just parts. So in my simple brain, it hasn’t ended yet.
                *sigh*

                September 26, 2012
              • joonni #

                LOL. Pam, if you need to know how awesome QIHM, just click on the Queen Inhyun’s Man tag in the tag cloud on my sidebar. It was crazy over here when it aired. I was crazy when it aired.

                September 27, 2012
              • Ahem, was crazy?

                September 27, 2012
              • pam lee #

                LMAO!

                I will have to definitely check out QIHM when I am done with a very boring and tepid “I NEED ROMANCE 2”.

                Why is QIHM only 16 episode though? I am already greedy and haven’t even started watching it! Lol!

                September 27, 2012
              • joonni #

                It has to be in the past tense! I can’t remain in a perpetual state of craziness. 😀 No worries, though. I still think it’s the number one drama of the year so far. Still love it undyingly…so much so I’m afraid of a rewatch.

                September 27, 2012
          • cho-euns #

            i’m on the same boat, QIHM, at first watch, I didnt like the male lead actor, I didnt think he’s handsome (just my opinion) and the lead actress doesn;t feel like she can carry the task, but Jomo is right, with all the right ingredients, director, script, and hell even make-up plus a dash of sincere emotions from our leads, it was PERFECT! This drama joins my MGIG and SKK hall of famer.

            September 26, 2012
        • sb #

          Me, too! I surprised myself b/c at first I really shipped Arang and the Magistrate. But, I actually see that drama more as a mystery and I’m not that invested in the couple or the romance.
          !st fav has to be QIHM, am I right Ms. Jomo??? They are sizzling hot and Faith is like a slow burn, in the end both are hot but totally different feel. I don’t think kissing early and often would have workred for this drama the development of the character and the couple. The chemistry works for me b/c of the time it took to get to where we are now.

          September 26, 2012
          • jomo #

            Yeah, I agree that it would have been strange – and not accurate historically.

            ES, as a modern woman, is a lot more guarded than Hee Jin. And if we were to look for ES’s ideal man in Goryeo – hot, rich, and really, has to be hotter than richer – that would be DH if he would only stop trying to kill her….

            September 26, 2012
            • bim2 #

              Errrr not GC? He’s richer than DH and not too bad looking compare to DH ^^. At least, GC will not dare to harm ES, not like DH who didn’t treasure ES a lot like GC did ^^

              September 26, 2012
              • cho-euns #

                GC is a user, if all the heavenly knowledge that ES knows gets drained he will KILL her , and what’s the use of her if GC can go through to and from the heavenly portal anyway. DH or CY are still the best options. may I include the King, she can be a consort u know! just sayin’

                September 26, 2012
              • jomo #

                I just remember her telling the Forturne Teller about the rich guy who proposed to her but she didn’t like his face. KC may be sort of handsome if you squint and look sideways and ignore the blackness of his soul, but DH has the edge on the looks.

                September 27, 2012
    • Nevermind #

      Great Emil Ludwig quote there, Jomo! Thanks! I’ll be okay w/ a tender kiss between CY and ES when and IF they decide to do so. Earth shattering does not have to be all-consuming. 😉

      September 26, 2012
    • joonni #

      good god, you made me squeal with your last long paragraph. I’m no longer going to be able to watch any physical touch between them without my ovaries bursting.

      Love that quote. Love, love, love!
      K-dramas are quite good at getting to the aspect of the first kiss, aren’t they? They create all that build up and surround it with so much meaning.

      FYI, Kim Hee-sun is married too.

      September 27, 2012
  6. Analysta #

    Wow! i don’t have a lot of time reading all your comments..but one thing i noticed so far is that all of us wants to be the scriptwriter or the director…hahaha! we all want a happy ending! but of course, our tears and laughters will be useless if they will not end up together, do you all agree?

    September 26, 2012
    • Missy #

      I agree. I have gotten so invested in this couple, I think it’s a tad unhealthy lol I will feel so betrayed if they don’t end up together. I hope this ending will be better than Fashion King, although I am glad Ga Young ended up with Jae Hyuk.

      September 26, 2012
      • Pam lee #

        I’m with u sister! This is an unhealthy obsession. I have to stop coming on here so often. My heart will break if this OTP do not get each other in the end!!! Lol!

        September 26, 2012
        • Missy #

          I come here so many times just for the comments, it’s ridiculous lol
          Good thing TTBY ends before this show because if Faith ends badly, I might need therapy & will probably not watch anything for a while until I recover lol

          September 26, 2012
        • joonni #

          You guys are killing me. I was all ready for an “unhappy” ending but now with all this conversation between you guys, I’m starting to get hooked on the idea of a happy ending. Which is bad since I still think they will separate at the end…so I’m going to end up more devastated!

          September 27, 2012
          • pam lee #

            Joonni!!!! Yay, we’ve made you a happy-ending convert…sort of! Lol!!!

            I am so rooting for a happy ending. Why? Because I think if ES can figure out how to jump time, she has a chance of being with Young. I know he still needs to stay in Goryeo and fight many more battles for G after KC and KH are gone.

            If Faith follows Rooftop Prince’s ending, I’m going to be crushed! How cliche!

            Like someone pointed out, I just want to see CY and ES happy together in some context, living on some farm, raising their kids who are bicultural (time jumpers from future and past),…before his tragic ending? *Sigh I do not know how they would circumvent CY’s sad ending….

            Faith director and writers are such a tease! Why share such an epic love story to only tear them apart at the end????

            *Sniff-sniff-sniff!!!!

            September 27, 2012
  7. jomo #

    THAT jomo didn’t say THANKS FOR THE BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN RECAP, LADIES!! So I will for her…

    September 26, 2012
    • joonni #

      You’re so cute jomo. Thanks for the thanks! We appreciate it!

      September 27, 2012
  8. lidy #

    i think, that more than likely, it will be eun soo that will initiate the kiss. maybe almost dying from the poision will have her realize that she’ll probably regret it if she at least didn’t do that much b4 going back to her world; even if it will be devastating when they have to part eun soo probably feel it will be more regretful if anything more never happened.
    i doubt it’ll be the passionate kind but more of the sweet, tender, lingering kiss kind and choi young will either stay still bc he don’t know what to do bc he’s been holding back from doing more than just holding her hand, hugging and lingering stares. or if he’ll slowly respond up til the damn breaks

    September 26, 2012
    • jomo #

      If she does, I hope Choi is wearing his Batman poison shield for this lips!!! LOL

      September 26, 2012
    • jomo #

      But I have to say, in all seriousnes, I agree with you, lidy!
      Thinking about this heats everything up around here…But if you were to **force** me to talk about the inevitable kiss, I think this PD will do a good job with whatever he does.

      We have seen LMH’s “Game ova” – so we know what he can do.
      THAT was definitely in the dam burst category.

      My preference would be a soft exploratory first, and a slam/wall second. Kinda like QIHM did. It makes sense that the first contact would be tentative, but once you pop, you can’t stop.

      It’s metaphor mixing time!!!

      September 26, 2012
      • Sunshine #

        Laughing reading all these kissing comments…I loved personal taste, but it was so many dramas ago (that i’ve watched) that I forgot about the “game over”kiss. I just went to youtube to watch it. Dang. I forgot about that lip action. I felt like I was on a merry go round from all the times the camera was swirling around them. 🙂

        Though I’m hoping for them to end up together, based on the wiki page’s description,”that he sacrificed love to be an unflinching warrior”, I’m pretty certain thqt won’t happen…sooooooo, I hope we get a fantastic set of kisses. When his love, and emotions for ES (and quite frankly-his hormones) get to the point of detonation I hope they give us an awesome, “I’ m feeling lightheaded from watching this” kind of kiss. You know, the kind we will watch at least a dozen times, and then come to Jooni’s to discuss/squeel for our otp, etc
        🙂

        September 27, 2012
        • pam lee #

          Do you know who I think gives hot kisses? Hyun Bin! *Swooning

          September 27, 2012
          • Sunshine #

            Hahah. Don’t get me started on my Binnie. I’m seriously anticipating his release from the army to see him in something new.
            P.s. did you see the vid I posted on Jooni’s “hot and steamy “thread of Him kissing?
            Dang.

            September 28, 2012
            • pam lee #

              LOL! Really? I have to go find that thread then! Hyun Bin is so beautiful…inside and out!

              September 28, 2012
    • joonni #

      I always thought it would be Eun-soo to initiate the kiss but after this episode, I think it might be Choi Young. As Softy said, he’s got all these emotions bubbling up inside, ready to pop!

      September 27, 2012
      • lidy #

        lmh as choi young initiating the kiss? that really makes me giddy. i would love that! and it’d be funny too to be caught by the woodalchi (who will giggle and try to hide behind a tree like w/ the hand holding) or the suribang siblings.

        but anyways, i have to believe with every fiber of my being, that eun soo will be cured in time. but choi young will be in trouble (charged for bribery, 1yr hard labor and broke out of jail), so hopefully eun soo will be able to help somehow, if she’s not caught/in the handa of KC/DH. maybe sing choi young’s song and have it spread so those stupid rumors of CY ankle grabbing the king will stop or announce to the officials a reason that CY cannot be touched by them, like stating that he’s her heavenly match from her fortune reading. if CY is her heavenly match, that pretty much means CY is no cold blooded killer assassin if he’s actually being ordained by heaven

        September 27, 2012
      • sb #

        You ladies are so funny.. you make him sound like a soondubu jjigae!

        September 28, 2012
  9. sb #

    Wow. As I mentioned already, I really didn’t think I would like this drama so much and the couple so much. They are going up there as one of my all time fav. k-drama OTP and I don’t have many… 4 or 5 tops. And LMH as CY has finally made me see what all the other fangirl/woman are seeing and feeling. The stare… wow, what can’t he do with that stare? Helllo, it’s getting hot in here.

    I would love for a “happy” ending, but I’m also okay that this can never be. I’ll be okay as long as the ending is organic to the entire story development. I do hope for one kiss though even if I combust while watching it.

    So Softy is doing the recap and Joonni is adding her 2 cents? Either way, loving the teamwork. I love reading people’s take so it’s nice to get to read two thoughtsp per each episode. Thanks ladies!

    September 26, 2012
    • joonni #

      I’ve loved Lee Minho since BOF and have watched all the other dramas in between. In those dramas, I always liked the actor Lee Minho more than the character but for this one, I love Choi Young so much (as much as I love Minho. Hee!) This drama is turning out to be such a surprise on all levels in terms of how much I love the characters.

      I don’t think Minho was protrayed the disillusioned warrior very well in the beginning but now he is bringing it to the table with nuance. Yay!

      Hmmm…how do I explain our collaborative process? The simplest way to explain it is to say that basically, there are two versions of each episode recap- one live, one not- hence the different title format. Since I can’t do it live and am writing after Softy, I am the only one that can comment on Softy’s comments.

      September 27, 2012
  10. shadow #

    hi everyone first thank for the beautiful recap and beautiful comments it my first time read this site and i love it so much that i will be her more and more on the future .
    for this ep i liked every things and full heart so i will not talk about that, but there one thing i must say and it is :
    the king uncle you want to know her place so you can cure her and nursing her , not just cure and even nursing her YOU ARE SUCH ……………………. ah i just can’t , i am so angry that i cant put it in words and i am going crazy if that happen , so please don’t make that happen he smart and even know that ES have feeling for CY so he know well that he have to make a wall between them if he want to win her and he need her so much ,she the wining card now for him ,so he the most dangerous man to stay with her for even moment so don’t nursing her, don’t be her life savior and what more important don’t have the upper hand on CY so you can ask him anything to save ES , so CY just find another way that he will not be there.
    and i don’t want even one ep that ES and CY apart or have misunderstanding between them we had enough with that on the modern drama and this two have more emotional proplem to solve even if they together ,and they have a long way to go and more worst breakhearting so let not waste the time on the rope game when that well make us back from Progress on the last two ep’s .

    September 26, 2012
  11. I have a latest theory, taking from who ever thinks that Dr. Jang is Hwata.
    It makes sense since Hwata is a man, because he is learning all sorts of Heaven medicine.

    It is actually HIS notebook that ES has written in. She gave it to him as a gift, and signed it. HE is the one who did/will do the time traveling with the aid of the schedule she wrote down.
    It isn’t 1000 years old, because it isn’t 1000 years old, but maybe 100, if you add all the back and forth time. It can’t be much older, because even if they can scoot back and forth, it appears time moves forward for the traveler, and therefore, they age.

    This makes me happy because from this, I can deduce that ES stayed in Goryeo as a sort of HQ for Hwata, and she lived on a farm with Choi until she died peacefully, smile on her face, surrounded by her children, her man, and her Eun Soo Make-Up Sales team (driving around in pink carriages if they sold 1,000,000 nyang of product.) There, I feel much better now.

    September 27, 2012
    • pam lee #

      Oh, Jomo! You rock! I love your theory!

      I am hoping for a creative happy ending too, aside from the clichéd reincarnation story line!

      I can totally picture Dr. Jang as Hwata. He’s good, kindhearted and is learning modern medical procedures from ES.

      ES starts her own Mary Kay business in Goryeo! Lol! I love this girl. CY smirked at her in amusement when she was telling him her idea in Ep 13. Not to mention that sleeve grabbing she does to CY is so sweet! She has done several sexy sleeve grabs in Faith! LOL!!! What a difference from Western media where seduction is so overtly done.

      Our OTP need each other…GOD, PLEASE LET THEM HAVE A HAPPY ENDING…

      The fortuneteller told her…TRY TO REMEMBER (HER PAST WITH CY)!!! Let’s hope it’s a happy-ending past.

      September 27, 2012
      • Missy #

        I loved when she tugged at his sleeve as well, he just complied and walked away. That’s how you know he cares because he wouldn’t have done that before.
        You’re right! The fortuneteller did tell her that the man she is looking for will be from the past, but they thought it meant a past relationship(he never said HER, he said THE past).
        Lol I live in the US and I can agree that the flirting ans such that I see in KDramas is so much better than the shows in this country.

        September 27, 2012
  12. Cleo #

    To tell you the trouth for one moment the whole ending scene reminded me of the Goo Ju Pyo -F4 fun incident when they fooled Jandi that there was a terrible accident and he was in critical condition just to help her stubborn dignity to dissappear and their love to blossom.What about that?

    September 27, 2012
    • jomo #

      God, I HOPE it is a fake-out. DH would have to know that ES has nightmares, or he is very very lucky that her behavior substantiates his claim.

      Let’s see… Choi KNOWS about the nightmares, but not the poison, so if she comes to, we’ll know it’s misdirection by the PD.

      Meanwhile, Lady Choi isn’t going to take any chances, she will lead DH to them in hiding. Maybe the Doc and CY will be tipped off and get the heck out of there before he finds them.

      September 27, 2012
  13. kamilafauzia #

    Thanks for the recap joonni and softy. I’m all giddy just reading yours since i haven’t watch the episode. I prefer download the eng subbed at dailymotion due to my lack internet connection.

    September 27, 2012
  14. Matilda2012 #

    Glad to have found this blog to share my thoughts on Faith. Makes me feel good that I am not only the person going crazy about his love story.
    I love Jooni and Softy’s recaps with the comments. You two are wonderful! You both are feeding this addiction of mine, LOL.
    I have been going back and reviewing the old episodes to really see where CY notices ES as a woman for the first time. I believe it is in Ep 3 when CY watches ES through another room in the hospital and after she gives him the aspirin, slowly caressing his hand and telling him not to die. Nothing epic going on in their love story yet but I already see little embers glowing.
    In this last Ep (14) the two are already a couple unbeknownst to them. After Ep 12, when they declared a partnership they already acted like a couple, even bickering in front of the king (one of my fave parts). In episode 13 where he stands right behind her in the market, and not just behind because his body was touching hers
    when she gets startled and when she grabs his sleeve to leave. In 14, I love that fun episode where he patiently watches her as she goes through her notes and she’s pulling on her hair. Our warrior is definitely smitten with ES and his love is clearly written on his face. Love that music that went with it. Oh, and the sharing of food. Absolutely a couples thing.
    Now we’re at the point of no return because they had both declared their feelings for each other. I’m looking forward for some touching on CY’s part, maybe her face as she is lying unconscious since CY is too shy or too formal that he has not mustered the courage to be a little more intimate with ES. Now that everything is out in the open, go for it, CY!!! We will all be cheering on the sidelines.
    Thanks everyone for sharing. Loving this blog.

    September 27, 2012
    • joonni #

      I’m myself wanted to do this little analysis on when Young starts feeling something for Eun-soo so thanks!

      September 30, 2012
  15. Nevermind #

    I agree with whoever said that ES may probably initiate the first kiss. CY has placed the High Doctor (ES) in a pedestal so that in his mind he is not worthy of her. 😦 Why? The court officials said so: it does not do well for the king to have a bloodied profile such as the general Woodalchi’s (CY) by his side. He has killed so many of the king’s enemies that they think CY is not good for Gongmin’s image. And therefore CY believes, too, that he isn’t worthy of the “imja” (pure) High Doctor. So our noble warrior just looks at the High Doctor longingly and dares not to touch her but her silhouette only. Therefore, ES has to initiate it and change CY’s mind to respond to their first kiss.

    Oh why am I so following your direction of thoughts, guys?? The first kiss… Ahh… It should be sweet and tender bec. she’s “imja” to him. Besides, LMH will not dare do a Boong-Do-kiss to his sunbae KHS, right? Ha ha ha! 😉 Can’t wait for Monday, too!! 🙂

    September 27, 2012
    • jomo #

      He needs to take stolen kiss lessons from SJ in TTBY!!!!

      From one Minho to another.

      September 28, 2012
      • Missy #

        I’m still waiting for him to tell Jae Hee to tell her he knows, I think I spend half of my time yelling at that show lol 2 more episodes left i TTBY

        September 28, 2012
  16. jaz #

    It’s seems like it’s been a long time since I came upon this site because I noticed there has been a lot of progress in the story lately. Villains have become more villainy and has been accumulating in number and our OTPs…awwww…I just love them!!! I want to hug them for not disappointing us viewers. And our General Choi…he’s been more alive now compared to the previous eps (though he’s still been sleeping). Do I have to blame the magic word “LOVE” for all the cuteness overload that I’m getting from him??? 😀

    Anyways, I just want to see this drama improve every episode because my Mondays has never been this exciting since Faith aired. Oh and btw…joonni…can I share with the hugs and kisses that you’re going to receive as payment from CY in lieu of all the medical assistance that ES has been giving CY, if ever ES doesn’t accept non-cash payments??? LOL

    September 28, 2012
    • joonni #

      Unfortunately, it seems like Eun-soo is all for the hugs and kisses as payment. You and me are out. 😦

      September 30, 2012
  17. lidy #

    TGIF!!!!!! it’s 10:39 in south korea, seoul right now. that means there’s only 48-72hrs before the ep 15 of Faith airs. I’m so counting down 😀

    September 28, 2012
    • Sunshine #

      I was just going to comment on saying yippee for Friday since it brings us closer to the next ep! 🙂

      September 28, 2012
  18. lidy #

    if only there was an ep 15 preview to tie me over til monday

    September 28, 2012
    • jomo #

      I almost don’t want a preview. If they show us a walking around, or even conscious ES, all the tension will be gone from the first few moments of the show.

      September 28, 2012
  19. lidy #

    good point, good point. guess a preview showing KC descending further and furhter into madness in trying to find the imja couple, will have to do. serves him right tho it gets me thinking that since eun soo being at this time is keeping history on course, what if she’s also the reason for KC downfall and even the fall of yuan? he said he’ll change his fate but by trying to change it, he’s only ensuring it: changing kings makes him bring in DH, if yuan is no good to him, he brings in ming and changing the heavens won’t be possible bc he just he sealed his fate. so basically, eun soo’s existence grows his obsession w/ heaven, making KC slip up, finally allowing the king to catch the slippery devil snake, charge him for corruption and sentence him to death

    September 28, 2012
  20. lidy #

    ok, i’m at viki.com where i come across a spoiler, plz forgive if i spoil too much, but i didn’t write it. i just found it and just had to share. here’s the link:

    http://www.viki.com/channels/1058/posts/21301-spoiler-cy-s-wife

    September 28, 2012
    • Missy #

      I think you gave us Young-Euno Soo shippers some major hope 😉

      September 28, 2012
    • pam lee #

      OMO…OMO…OMO… This give me hope for a happy ending for our OTP!!!! Thanks for sharing!

      September 28, 2012
    • Sunshine #

      Ahhhhhhhhh! SO hope that is right!!!! Huge smile. Thanks, Lidy!!! What to do between now, and Monday? Oh, I don’t know…go watch Faith eps again, or at least speed thru each ep to my favorite parts? 🙂

      September 29, 2012
    • joonni #

      Thanks for not writing it but just linking. I don’t want to be spoiled at all for this drama.

      September 30, 2012
  21. lidy #

    it’s sunday, a littler after midnight in seoul korea! monday’s almost hhheeeeerrrrreeeee 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

    September 29, 2012

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