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Recap: “Faith” Episode 18

Joonni: The drama approaches it’s final chapter as one baddie loses his mind, the other hangs on by a thread, and another, perhaps the most powerful of all, rides into town. At the same time, our OTP makes an enormous stride in confirming their feelings for each other but yes, the damn world won’t just let them be.

Softy: It was folly to expect this show to slow down its plot so we can enjoy the two lovebirds finally in sync cuz now the whole drama has kicked into hyper drive. This episode went by so fast I have whiplash without turning my head even once. Sort of makes you wonder with everything and everyone out to get them, do these two even have a prayer of a chance to have the option of staying together for the rest of their remaining days.

“Forever” (“Carry On” Piano Version)

Episode 18

Eun-soo informs Young that the Hyun Go Chon is going to be attacked and Young replies, “I know, so there is no time.” Eun-soo urges Young to leave. “Hurry and go.” Young looks at Eun-soo straight in the eye and says, “Because there is no other way…” He leans in, pulling Eun-soo towards him and kisses her.

Everyone watches in shock with their mouths hanging open. Young ends the kiss and looks at Deok Heung and says, “This is why the marriage is not possible.” Deok Heung orders him captured for going after a prince’s woman. Young smiles gently at Eun-soo before walking away.

Ki Chul leans in and tells Deok Heung to just wrap things up today before things get more embarrassing. As Young walks away, he looks back while Eun-soo continues to smile. Young is taken into custody by the guards.

Hwa-Eum and their men surround Hyun Go Chon, preparing to attack, but no one is there. Hwasooin touches the teapot to measure its warmth and concludes that the king left in a hurry. Eum-ja and Hwasooin decide to split up the troops to chase after the possible routes that Gongmin and his party took- one to the palace, one to the border, and one into the mountains.

Gongmin and Noguk are riding in a carriage as the Woodalchi escort them. Gongmin looks out worriedly but Noguk smiles at him reassuringly. He holds out his hand to her and she takes it. (Joonni: GongNo gives me such the fuzzies. I love these two so dearly.)

Young is sitting in a cell and Ahn Jae comes to talk to Young. Young wants to know how many loyal men Ahn Jae has underneath him. He tells him that the king is in danger, being chased by around 300-400 of Ki Chul’s men disguised as wild thieves. Ahn Jae explains that he can’t act without orders from his higher-ups so Young reminds him those higher-ups were traitors. Young promises to take care of those men. Ahn Jae agrees to go so Young tells him which way the king is coming and that the king is waiting with Ahn Jae’s promotion. Ahn Jae leaves and Young escapes as the prison door is opened for him.

Dae-man rushes to Choong-suk to tell him that about fifty of Ki Chul’s men are close behind. Gongmin asks if they can keep running away like this. Choong-suk replies that they can’t- they’ll have to set up fort and fight the attackers off. Deok-man, returning back from his scout, reports that there is a hunter’s house in which they can take refuge for now. Choong-suk gravely tells Joo-suk that he can give him only ten men to fight of their tail while Gongmin and Noguk are led to the shelter. Joo-suk and his group bravely accepts the duty.

At the palace, Ki Chul asks Deok Heung for Eun-soo since he doesn’t know when the door to heaven will open. He wants to take her there and just wait. Deok Heung, still stubbornly sitting on the throne, says that Young calculated this all- even if he was captured, Ki Chul and Deok Heung won’t be able to do anything to Eun-soo. Deok Heung asks about the king. Didn’t he say he can’t give Ki Chul Eun-soo until they mourn Gongmin’s death? Ki Chul replies in annoyance that 400 of his men are chasing the king now and Young is imprisoned- “What else do you want?” (Joonni: Oh Ki Chul. You’re obsession with Eun-soo has made you dumb.) Deok Heung, with an unsettling smile, says, “Did I expect to much?”

Ki Chul steps closer to Deok Heung. “There is only one thing I want- the doctor. I was patient with you because you brought her here so don’t ask for more indulgence. It’s getting harder to grant you that.”  Before Ki Chul leaves, he declares that he will come to take Eun-soo away tomorrow.

Lady Choi is keeping her eye out on Deok Heung and she watches as he goes to see Eun-soo. Deok Heung approaches Eun-soo menacingly and corners her. He demands to know what the problem was- if they joined hands, they could have ruled a country together! Eun-soo reminds him that she said he could never become king. Deok Heung, still not believing that Eun-soo is from heaven, asks if it is because her fortune-telling told her that.

Deok Heung tells her his plan to continue with the wedding as Eun-soo reaches for the dagger that Young gave her and pulls it out on Deok Heung. She twists around and holds the dagger to Deok Heung’s neck saying that she learned how to use the dagger well but she only learned up to here. (Joonni: So you weren’t just completely distracted by Young’s glorious face and tall stature just inches away from you??? *clap clap clap*)

Eun-soo pushes Deok Heung away and holds out her sword to him. She orders him to leave but Deok Heung just sits down, still having some questions to ask her. He tells her he couldn’t understand why Young let himself get captured so easily. He also informs her that Young escaped from prison with the help of another soldier. Eun-soo smiles. “I knew it.”

Deok Heung asks Eun-soo to save him. Eun-soo: “You’re crazy.” Deok Heung tells her that Ki Chul keeps asking for her but if he lets her go, he has no more cards to play. He wants Eun-soo to run away to Young. Eun-soo sits down to listen.

Deok Heung reminds her that she was planning to run away from Ki Chul anyway before her lie about heaven and the door was found out. Eun-soo confirms this. Deok Heung asks her to hide for about ten days. Within that time, a message from Yuan will arrive, making him king of Goryeo. Eun-soo replies, “Whatever.” Before Deok Heung leaves, he punctures her forearm. He tells her that she’s been poisoned. She won’t show any particular symptoms but she is going to have to come to him when he calls if she wants to live.

Lady Choi narrates. She sent a fake message from Deok Heung to the generals that were on the list of suspects. Young goes with his Woodalchi to meet those generals that the fake message has gathered. Entering the room with only Dol-bae, Young starts to name the generals there as those who participated in Jo Il-shin’s rebellion, but our forever impatient warrior tosses the scroll away in irritation before he finishes.

Young, mixing in some banmal along with some proper formal language, tells the generals that he is there under the king’s order to arrest them for their crime. One of them asks if Young and Dol-bae can take on all of them. Dol-bae answers the question by knocking out most of the generals by himself. Young holds his sword to the lead general demanding to know if he will go quietly or die right here. The general doesn’t answer so Young tells him to choose quickly- “I’m in a hurry.” The general tries to fight back but Young just knocks him down.

Hwa-Eum catch up to the carriage that Gongmin abandoned. Eum-ja uses his hearing to locate the Woodalchi waiting for them and Ki Chul’s men attack. The Woodlachi fight back hard but during the battle, Joo-suk is slayed, as well the rest of the Woodalchi there. (Joonni: NO! I knew that lingering shot of Joo-suk foreshadowed nothing good.)

Hwa-Eum, thinking that Joo-suk is dead, walk past him but Joo-suk, using the last amount of strength he has, attacks Hwa-Eum. But he is no match for them, alone and injured. They kill him easily and Joo-suk, the loyal and brave warrior, falls among his fellow men.

At the hunter’s house, Gongmin worries about the unit left behind. He confirms that the leader of the unit was Joo-suk and he remembers him as the loyal soldier that delivered the message from Young in the past. He declares to the Woodalchi around him, “I remember him. I remember all of you. You are with me day and night so how could I not remember you?” Noguk touches Gongmin’s arm reassuringly, saying that the Woodalchi will be okay. Gongmin replies, “Young values his men tremendously. He will be heartbroken if anything happens to them.” (Joonni: Oomph. Gongmin…how do you always stab me in my heart with your care and love of Young?)

Dae-man rushes in from his lookout to report that Hwa-Eum are coming. Choong-suk asks Noguk and Gongmin to take off their outer robes. When Gongmin starts to protest, Choong-suk tells him that Young told him to use this as the final measure to bring Gongmin to safety. A Woodalchi and Moogakshi step up to disguise themselves as Gongmin and Noguk. Our royal couple refuses- they can’t let others die for them! Gongmin declares that he will go out to meet the attackers since he is the king. Choong-suk fiercely warns him that if Gongmin does that, he will have to forcibly tie him up. He orders one unit to stay and hold off the attack while the rest escort Gongmin and Noguk away. Gongmin and Noguk stand helplessly as they are disrobed, fearing the safety of their protectors.

Young is waiting with the generals he arrested when their underlings show up to rescue them. Young, crossing his arms, asks impatiently, “Why are you so late?” Young singles out one of them to tell him that the king is promoting him- will he continue to support his leader that rebelled against the king or will he accept a promotion by the king? When the soldier is slow to answer even for a second, Young frowns, still in a hurry to get this all over with. The soldier accept the promotion and Dol-bae hands Young another promotion scroll. Young asks, “How many more? Dol-bae: “Three.” Young:….. (Joonni: So hilarious. Young’s pants are on fire and he soooo just wants to run off to Eun-soo.)

The Woodalchi who were left behind are killed as Gongmin and Noguk are escorted away. Gongmin’s party is finally able to meet up with Ahn Jae and his soldiers who have come to help out. Ahn Jae tells Gongmin that Young sent them and the rest of the Woodalchi look extremely relieved.

Young is at the palace ordering his soldiers to be on guard when he gets the report that Gongmin is safe. Young immediately starts heading somewhere, slowly at first, but he soon breaks into a run. He rushes over to Eun-soo’s room and Eun-soo stands up happily to see him. He immediately embraces her tightly, gathering his breath from his run. (Joooni: So swoon-worthy!)

Looking at her worriedly, he asks if she is okay. He wants to know what happened- why did Deok Heung just let her out of her room in the palace? Did they make some kind of deal again?! Eun-soo replies that she cried to have him let her go. Young has a hard time believing her but Eun-soo changes the subject, saying, “I came to be with you but instead of saying ‘Welcome,’ you argue and get angry with me.” Young replies, “I was preoccupied all day because I was very worried.”  (Joonni: Be still, my heart. Young is slaying me with all this straightforward expression of how much he loves her.)

Eun-soo smiles at him and asks, “You have to go, right?” Young looks at her blankly- “What?” Eun-soo replies, “I heard the king is coming back safely. You have to go greet him.” Young, with a face that betrays that greeting the king was the last thing on his mind, says, “Ah…yes.”

Young breaks out into a smile- “He’s safe.” Young asks Eun-soo if she will remain here and Eun-soo nods yes. Young: “I will come see you.” Eun-soo tells him to go, that they will talk later- “I just wanted to see you.” Young starts to leave but turns back to look at Eun-soo once more. She smiles brightly for him. (Joonni: Oh, this is becoming a habit! He needs to see her always smile before he leaves. Why does this break my heart?) Once Young is gone, the smile disappears from Eun-soo’s face, much like before.

Hwasooin reports that it wasn’t Gongmin and Noguk that their men killed but others in disguise. Ki Chul wonders where the real king went but he doesn’t care too much right now. All he cares about is bringing Eun-soo from the palace tomorrow.

Eum-ja, looking bored and irritated, asks Ki Chul if he is really planning to go to heaven. Ki Chul doesn’t understand Eum-ja’s lack of enthusiasm. Does he not want to go to heaven too? Ki Chul asks for more men to go with him to heaven but Yang-gak informs him there are not enough that are volunteering to go. Ki Chul also can’t comprehend that these men don’t want to see the heavenly world before they die. Yang-gak looks at Ki Chul worriedly so Ki Chul asks if Yang-gak feels the same as those other men. (Joonni: Ki Chul has officially LOST.HIS.MIND.)

Deok Heung hides Hwata’s belongings underneath the floorboard under the chess table. His eunuch tells him that it seems the king is alive. Deok Heung says that he will run away to Ki Chul’s house. “I will come back soon.”

To stomp out that plan, Young arrives with his men. Deok Heung order his soldiers to capture Young but Young starts to list Deok Heung’s crimes…but yes…once again he can’t care enough about these formalities and just tells Deok Heung that he is going to be arrested to be questioned by the king later. The soldiers that once protected Deok Heung turn on him to arrest him. Deok Heung looks around him and releases a laugh tinged with desperation, fear, and disbelief.

Gongmin and Noguk have returned to the palace and Lady Choi greets Noguk to lead her away. Gongmin, without looking at Young in the eye, simply says, “I’m sorry,” before walking away. Young looks after him curiously. Choong-suk reports that twenty-four Woodalchi, including Joo-suk, died- that’s half of the entire Woodalchi. The other Woodalchi start to cry as Young remembers what he once said to Joo-suk- “If you die because of me…I’m saying this beforehand…I’m sorry.” Young, fighting back the tears, simply says to his men, “You’ve worked hard,” before leaving them.

Jang Bin, examining Eun-soo’s puncture wound, guesses that the poison might be from some kind of insect or parasite, a method he’s seen used by the Japanese. Eun-soo wishes for antibiotics- that could be used at the antidote. Jang Bin informs her that she won’t experience symptoms for about a month but after they show up, she will have only seven days until death. Eun-soo tells him that Deok Heung told her to come to him for the antidote. Jang Bin replies that he doesn’t believe in people who use poison (Joonni: See, Eun-soo! See!!!) Jang Bin offers to try to make the antidote. Eun-soo asks if he really can so Jang Bin replies, “You never know until you try.”

Jang Bin asks if Eun-soo is not going to tell Young about the poison. She replies that she can’t tell him now since he must be feeling awful already. She says to herself, “He said he was going to come but he’s late,” as she looks for Young.

Young has set up a mourning alter in his room for the slain Woodalchi. Gongmin comes in and bows before the alter before saying to Young that he waited all evening for him- “What were you doing here?” Young: “I was just sitting.”

Gongmin wants to properly do the rituals to mourn the death of the Woodalchi that died to protect him and Young treasured. Young: “It was my fault.” Gongmin angrily replies, “Do you want to argue who’s fault this really is?” Young repeats again, “It was my fault.” He explains that he wasn’t where he was supposed to be. “It was like that last time too. I knew about Jo Il-shin’s actions but I didn’t properly take care of it. This time too. I missed out on the right time because I was sitting in a cell. Before, you had to leave the palace and this time my men…died.”

Gongmin sits down. Young turns to him and says, “Once you asked me what the order was.” Gongmin: “I did.” Young says, “Always…’that person’ was first. I don’t know about loyalty to this country, Your Majesty.” Gongmin: “So?” Young: “It is dangerous to have someone who has started to think this way as your Woodalchi captain.” Gongmin: “So?” Young: “I ask that you let me go.”

Gongmin gets up and without looking at Young, orders him to come to the assembly tomorrow to make a decision about Ki Chul and Deok Heung- “For now…just this.” Gongmin leaves and Young bows.

Eun-soo is crossing off dates on her self-made calendar when she notices Young standing there. She says she wants to offer him beer but since she can’t, she offers him tea. Young doesn’t respond so she asks him to sit. Young informs her that Deok Heung is imprisoned now. He explains to her that he didn’t fight the marriage plan (after the initial encounter with Deok Heung) because he was planning to retake the palace anyway. He didn’t know the wedding was going to be pushed up like that.

Eun-soo interrupts Young’s explanation to tell him that Deok Heung told her a message was going to arrive from Yuan within ten days, making him king, and that she should hide till then and not get caught by Ki Chul. Young asks, “So you hide here?” Eun-soo: “If I get caught, you will protect me.”

Eun-soo tells Young that she heard about what happened to the Woodalchi. She also says she knows he holed himself up somewhere till now, sad and upset. Young doesn’t deny it.

Eun-soo holds up the sheets of paper she has been writing on. She tells him that this appeared in a movie and these are heavenly words. She recites them one by one as she flips the pages. She reads the first page, as it is truly written- “It’s okay.”

She reads the second page but it’s different from what she wrote. She says, “Don’t worry” but the page says, “I will be by your side.” She reads the next page as, “Everything will be okay” but the paper actually reads, “Until that day.” She recites the last page- “Right?” but the paper reads, “Can I?” Young smiles and answers, “Yes.” (Joonni: Kill me now.)

Before Young leaves, he asks if Ki Chul knows when the door opens. Eun-soo replies that she told him in two months time but he doesn’t believer her- “He will probably take me there if he sees me.” Young says that he will have to tie up Ki Chul’s legs then. He asks Eun-soo to wait while he takes care of a few things. He wants her to stay here so he can protect her. “And before it’s too late, I will take you there…to the door to heaven.” Young exits, leaving Eun-soo to cry by herself.

Ki Chul comes to see Deok Heung in prison. He asks where “his” doctor is. Deok Heung reminds Ki Chul that there is not much time left until the door to heaven opens. Ki Chul, holding back his annoyance, informs Deok Heung that the message from Yuan will arrive soon. He got the report that the messenger just crossed the border so the letter should be here in at least two to four days.

Deok Heung grimaces and asks Ki Chul if there is any way he can leave the prison- there are no books or badook here. Ki Chul finally loses it and screams, “How?!” He demands to know where all the money he gave him went to buy over the soldiers. How could Deok Heung lose all the soldiers so fast?! Deok Heung, cool as a cumber, replies, “Ah. I was just regretting that. Next time, I will use it more effectively.” Ki Chul, shaking from anger, storms out of the cell.

Noguk tells Lady Choi that Gongmin hasn’t been able to sleep. “We shouldn’t have come back. He slept so well in Hyun Go Chon. I hate this palace.” Noguk goes to see Gonngmin, who is staring pensively at his throne in the royal court. Noguk announces that she came to escort him to the bedroom. Gongmin replies that he still has some things to think over. Noguk asks for him to give those thoughts to her so he can sleep.

Gongmin tells her that tomorrow he will make an important decision tomorrow but he will also have to pay a huge price. “My citizens might have to shed blood again because of me. Like the Woodalchi that died this time.” Noguk states, “You’re planning to fight Yuan.” Gongmin: “It’s your country.” Noguk: “It was my country.” Gongmin: “Then is Goryeo your country now?” Noguk replies that it’s not important to her what her country is. “I am satisfied as long as it is the place where my husband can sleep peacefully.” Gongmin smiles and says that Noguk is saying something similar to Young. “He also said this- that he will go where his heart goes.”

Young and Ki Chul run into each other the next day. They silently acknowledge each other and walk away. Young orders Dol-bae to make sure that the Suribang are following around Ki Chul. He also orders to find and kill the messenger that is coming from Yuan.

Young and Gongmin join the assembly. Gongmin announces that he has already taken care of the punishment and replacement of the traitors. He also announces that he has started investigating the Chung Myun Suh Won that Ki Chul had set up inside the palace. Gongmin says he got reports that instead of being used for the country, most of the taxes given the citizens were going into Ki Chul’s house through the Chung Myun Suh Won. He asks the statesmen to go through the tax records.

Gongmin moves on to the third order of business. He tells the statesmen he was attacked by thieves on the way back to the palace. Ahn Jae reports that they were able to catch about twenty of them and they confessed to being Ki Chul’s men. Ki Chul looks up in surprise. Gongmin asks if Ki Chul has anything to say. Ki Chul, feigning ignorance, says “My men pretended to be thieves? This is the first time I have heard of such a thing. I will go back home and immediately find out if there were more and send them to you to be punished.”

Young informs Ki Chul that he doesn’t need worry about that. They have already blocked off all roads to Ki Chul’s house and started to capture his men one by one. Gongmin announces that Ki Chul will be under house arrest until the investigation is over. Ki Chul looks at Gongmin in disbelief. “You are going to lock me up in my house?” Gongmin: “Would you like to stay in prison then?” Ki Chul starts to yell, “You can’t do this! I have somewhere to go,” but Young and his men stop him from reacting any further.

Eun-soo’s hair is a mess once more as she tries to see if there are any hidden messages in her diary pages. She ruffles her hair again and leans back on her chair in frustration. She almost falls over except Young catches her and props up the chair. He tells her to continue with what she is doing and casually sits down by window, propping up his legs and taking out a book. Eun-soo looks at him and gasps to see that his feet are near her antidote samples so she quickly pulls his legs off. She peers at Young and asks, “You know how to read?” He replies dryly, “I know how to read.”

Eun-soo asks him what he is doing here and smiles when he replies that he came to protect her. He tells her that Ki Chul is very upset right now so if he finds out where Eun-soo is, he doesn’t know what Ki Chul might do. She says, “Because I might be dragged out again? You can just come and rescue me again.” Young looks up at her curiously and Eun-soo smiles at him.

Eun-soo explains to Young that she made a bet with Jang Bin to see who can come up with antidotes faster. She starts to explain the particularities of each sample but Young just stares at her messy hair. He interrupts her to lead her in front of a mirror. He points to her hair and asks her to do something about it. When Eun-soo puts up her arm to straighten her hair, Young notices the bandage and asks worriedly what happened. Eun-soo tries to pull away but Young unwraps the bandage and sees the infection. He comments that he’s seen this wound before used by the Japanese.

Young’s eyes widen as he looks at the antidote samples she was showing him before and asks her if she is making the antidote for this poison now. Eun-soo silently nods. Young demands to know who poisoned her- “Was it Deok Heung? Did he let you go, Imja, after he did this to you?” Eun-soo starts to explain that it happened so suddenly but Young yells at her, “Why?!” More quietly, he continues, “Why didn’t you tell me?” Eun-soo replies that the poison isn’t going to hurt her immediately and they are trying to make the antidote now.

Young: “Am I still that far away? To the extent that you don’t even need to tell me this?  Am I still that far away?” Eun-soo: “Because you get mad like this…” Young: “Don’t you know why I am angry?”

Eun-soo replies, “What else am I going to make you hear if you go running to him again? Last time he made you steal the royal seal. What will he make you do this time? I know how many times, because of me, you had to bow your head and get caught. You shouldn’t have to do that.”


Young lets go of Eun-soo’s arm. “So is that why you stay so far away?”  Young starts to leave but Eun-soo asks him to wait as she runs to him and hugs him from the back. She asks him to not look back and just listen. “I will ask you one thing. Should I not leave? Can I stay?” Young tries to turn back but Eun-soo holds him hard. “Can’t I do that?”

Young: “How can you say that even though you were poisoned?” Eun-soo: “Then I will ask you this. For the remaining days, every day, I will love you as much as I want, so can you forget me later on? No matter what…don’t live rashly or just sleep all the time. Can you forget it all?” Young: “You want me to forget?” Eun-soo, crying in his back, begs, “Promise you will do that.” Tears start to well up slowly in Young’s eyes.

Shi-wool and Ji-ho are inspecting a seemingly empty carriage but a hand comes out to choke Ji-ho. Thankfully, Shi-wool saves him and the two run away. (Joonni: Oooh, a new scary bad.)

Ki Chul paces inside his room as Yang-gak reports that the royal army is surrounding the house. Ki Chul starts to lose it, throwing things in his room. He orders Hwa-Eum to go bring Deok Heung immediately. He wants them to bring him back alive. “I will be the one to kill him.” Ki Chul gives a final feral scream of anger as he bangs on the table.

Young comes to see Deok Heung in prison but Deok Heung is not there. The guards tell him that the king has called out Deok Heung.

Deok Heung bows to Gongmin and asks if he had a good trip. Gongmin glares at him silently. Deok Heung says he tried to do his best while Gongmin wasn’t here but the time was too short. Deok Heung approaches closer so Choong-suk steps up to block him. Gongmin allows Deok Heung to approach.

Gongmin says to Deok Heung that he heard about him when he was younger. They said Doek Heung was exceptionally bright. He knows both the Western and Japanese languages and he is an expert in military strategies. Gongmin says, “Since you are so great, I will ask you one thing.” Deok Heung asks, “If you like my answer, will you even give up your throne to me?” Gongmin replies, “I can.”

Gongmin asks, “Do you have something more important to you than this country?” Deok Heung replies, “Yes. Myself.” Gongmin laughs and says, “Good.” Deok Heung wonders if Gongmin liked the answer and Gongmin replies, “Yes because I think I will be a better king than you.” Gongmin orders Choong-suk to lead Deok Heung out of the palace.

Before Deok Heung can leave, however, Young barges in and asks Gongmin if he can interrogate Deok Heung right now. When Gongmin replies no, Young informs him that Deok Heung poisoned Eun-soo again. Gongmin asks for confirmation from Deok Heung but Deok Heung denies it.

Before Young can hurt Deok Heung, Gongmin explains to Young that he has a reason for letting Deok Heung go. Young allows Deok Heung to leave and asks Gongmin what that reason is. Gongmin informs Young that a message from Yuan came. The Yuan envoy is in the capital right now, carrying a message that states that Yuan supports Deok Heung as the Goryeo king. “If we harm Deok Heung now, it will become a reason to start a war. So…” Gongmin can’t finish his sentence as he looks at Young who has been listening silently all this while. Young finally lifts up his head and says, “I understand,” bows, and leaves. Gongmin closes his eyes in frustration.

The Suribangs try to find out what is in the carriage but they are almost killed again. They worry if they should report to Young. But Ji-ho adds that Young told them to find the envoy- shouldn’t the envoy party be larger? Shi-wool still finds that carriage suspicious.

Ahn Jae and his men hold off Hwa-Eum in the palace. Hwasooin says, “We’re just going in for a while. Why aren’t you letting us in like you use to?” (Joonni: Because there finally doing their frickin’ job!!!) Eum-ja prepares to use his flute but he sees Deok Heung and starts to chase after him. Deok Heung is trying to leave the palace with some soldiers escorting him but a man in black attacks the soldiers and grabs Deok Heung away. Someone in a similar attire is driving the carriage that the Suribang were following. Another one of those men leaves a letter on the table at the medical ward. One of the assistants sees it and gives it to Young.

Young brings the letter to Eun-soo and tells her someone suspicious brought it. Eun-soo asks Young to read it to her since she is weak in hanja. She jokes, “If it is a love letter, you have the write the response for me.” Young reads the letter and his face hardens. Eun-soo asks what is wrong. Young says, “Imja. I think we have to run away. Yuan’s envoy wants you so he can take you to Yuan.”

Softy’s comments:

I dont know where he learned to hug like this, but every time he does – it’s decisive and emotional. he clings like a kid holding tight to what’s precious to him. he makes every hug seem like it will be the last and gets the most out of it. You can just tell the more he does this, there is no way he is letting her go later or at least – he wont let her go alone.

In this scene, when Young repeats G’s question about what is the order (of importance) to him. the minute Young said “that person always came first,” I got chills. He seemed so brave saying it aloud. It’s like the most beautiful honest way of saying she means more to him than anything.  Young is a pretty simple guy -he speaks and acts from the heart so I bet G understood very clearly just how deeply Young is in love at this point.

Written before it aired: I think my mindset towards a drama is too simple. I take everything at face value. As long as scenes move along and entertain me to the extent that I don’t even notice its faults, I consider that a great episode. If I happen to be on the edge of my seat with one eye on the clock cuz I am nervous about the time running out, that means I am so into that drama that I am beyond help. You should have seen me last night – I was one crazed recapper. The minute it ended, I couldn’t hit update fast enough. While I was waiting for the torrent to download, I felt so proud of this cast and this drama. I knew Faith had what it took to become a hit online even if it was struggling in the ratings. I have a sixth sense about dramas early on and I just knew from the first episode this show would be a runaway hit. Every subsequent episode just proved my initial premonition about Faith was 100% warranted. I was lucky to witness and participate in a lot of great drama moments of shared exhilaration where the fans came together and just relished in those last few episodes and squeezed all the love out of it (in a good way). Speaking from experience, this is the best way to enjoy a drama – as a collective group cheering on their favorite couples or bromance. So even though I was too busy translating last night, trust me the fan girl inside was squealing along with all of you.

Joonni’s comments:

First, I want to thank everyone for their comments and replies, especially the letters left in the post, “The Evolution of Young and Eun-soo’s Relationship.” I teared up reading them because it is a community like this that makes me love a drama more and I love to read good writing and because you guys wrote with so much heart and love, I thought my own heart was going to burst.

There was so much to love this episode but let me start off with the things I had problems with. I don’t know if it is a problem with the execution or the writing but I had a hard time buying that the kiss stopped the wedding because I figured, considering Ki Chul and Deok Heung’s character, they won’t let a kiss stop them. I wonder if my subdued enthusiasm for the way Young solved this problem is due to my lack of understanding of Goryeo culture and what a public kiss like that means. It just seemed to me to be very anti-climatic the way Young simply said, “This is why this wedding can’t happen.” I think it would have been better if he said nothing at all and let others react around him. You see, I thought the kiss was a good idea during the previous episode because I figured it was more of an instinctive reaction from Young. But with Young so clearly stating why he kissed her, it lost some of that raw emotion I was expecting from him. I am aware that my reception of this scene may be partly due to my personal interpretation and desire but I still think that if the writer had shown the statesmen and/or priests protesting a little more, I would have found it easier to believe the power of the kiss in the context of Goryeo culture.

As I had said before, the directing doesn’t match the writing level so while I find the dialogue and small moments incredibly poignant, it doesn’t hit me as hard when the director is trying to visually create the emotion such as when Joo-suk was dying. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t as powerful as it could have been. The concept of his death is great and I love it at this point in the story but the visual doesn’t live up to the concept.

I found Ki Chul and his portrayal by Yoo Oh-sung a little jarring today. Sometimes his expressions are too funny and ridiculous and I have a hard time finding him dangerous at all, and I think he is still supposed to be dangerous instead of simply being obsessed with Eun-soo. I think Yoo Oh-sung could do a better job at layering the madness taking over Ki Chul, instead of going back and forth so jarringly from being comical to being angry.

As for the things I loved…I don’t think I say enough about Gongmin and Noguk. I absolutely adore these two and how open they are with each other and how much of a partnership they are creating. I think Noguk’s love of Gongmin can equal Eun-soo’s love of Young and I find Noguk incredibly radiant, strong, and utterly beautiful every time she is on screen. By standing next to her, Gongmin glows too, as if her light and warmth is enveloping him.

Gongmin and Young- these two. Guh! Gongmin’s love of Young breaks my heart. How many times can different characters in a drama break your heart? I think “Faith” is setting a record with me. I swear, my heart is in pieces right now. I had a few favorite scenes today and the scene when Gongmin and Young are talking in his room is one of them. Gongmin, aside from his own personal mourning, mourns doubly for Young, feeling like he caused more pain for him. Gongmin feels incredibly indebted and guilty towards Young because he cannot let Young go and keeps burdening him with more things to do. But I can’t be angry at Gongmin- he knows he is king first and foremost and that he needs Young in order to protect the country and his people. I think Young also understands that and thankfully he was always able to save Gongmin despite, as he confessed, he always thought of Eun-soo first.

How gratifying was that confession, guys? To hear directly from Young exactly how he has felt about her all this time and where she placed in his heart. This warrior’s love continues to astound and amaze me. How deep exactly is his heart and how heavy are his shoulders? I am tearing up right now as I type this just thinking about Young and what choices he had to make all throughout this drama.

Another one of my favorite scenes is when Young runs to Eun-soo and this is the type of directing I can go along with. Edit: On rewatch, no, the directing fails again. The shots should have been longer! Although we find out later more directly where Eun-soo places in his heart, we can tell from this scene in action (so much kudos to the writer for coming up with it) where Young’s heart is directed towards, always. The first thing he does is run to Eun-soo as soon as he hears that Gongmin is safe. All that waiting and impatience finally breaks lose, propelling him faster and faster to Eun-soo. And I die from all that emotion just in his footsteps. (Ah, yes, a nice close up of his feet would have been good too.)

Finally, the new development of Yuan entering the picture. It makes sense since the larger enemy was always Yuan. Fighting Yuan has always been the final goal politically and I am interested to know what role Eun-soo will play. But it did feel a little repetitive to have Yuan wanting Eun-soo too but I understand that writer is doing this to weave Eun-soo into this larger conflict.

So yes, we wait another week. Good god, a week! Countdown starts now. How many times will I rewatch these episodes???

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  1. Nevermind #

    On ES’ flashcards: “It’s okay. I will be by your side. Until that day. Can I?” Then she cries by herself… Ahhh… My heart is bleeding… “Until that day”—when CY actually dies at age 72yo?? “Can I?”—stay with him at Goryeo??

    On the “backhugging” scene: Awww, finally a confession from ES! These two are tugging at my heart and hard! CY, you didn’t answer her last question: “Can’t I do that?” (“Should I not leave?” “Can I stay?”) We all say, ES, that you don’t have to wait for his answer: YESSS! Please stay behind in Goryeo. You two will not be okay anyway if the other is away, centuries away. So please stay together! For my peace of mind, too.

    Uh oh! Another baddie comes in to the picture—the “big bad wolf” perhaps that’s after little Red Riding Hood (Es)?? We’ll need the “axe man” (CY)!!

    You’re one amazing K-drama fortune-teller, Softy! For the nth time, thanks sooo much for the excellent recaps, guys!!

    October 9, 2012
    • Nevermind #

      P.S. I hope that that that DH person who’s nothing but a non-venomous and slimiest snake dies by poisoning–the quickest one, please! Maybe something that will disfigure or erase his face!!

      October 9, 2012
      • Iluvlee #

        OMG… LOL but so tru he lives by poison so he SHUD died by poison. That Bastard!!!

        October 9, 2012
    • joonni #

      Softy amazes me with her fortune-telling skills. 😀

      October 9, 2012
    • Aden01 #

      “That day” could also be the day that the “heaven’s gate” opened. if ES wants to stay in Goeryo, i think there will b another “fighting” scenes betwen her and CY. as CY seems to put up ES’s safety first, and he Knws that ES cant never be safe if she’s in Goeryo. Now, will love conquer all? CY can moved his ass back w ES if Only he wants to follow ES into the future. *finger cross

      October 9, 2012
  2. Jungah #

    Just finished watching the episode. Thanks, Joonni and Softy, for the re-cap!

    My heart broke into a hundred pieces when CY asked ES “is that why you stay far away?” He looked so heartbroken. Then it broke into a million pieces at the back hug scene. This couple is going to kill me, I think.

    October 9, 2012
  3. cho-euns #

    i just got this funny future vista of Ki-Chul, since he badly wanted to be in the future(heaven) I imagine him to be here with us , a striving politician, someone who try his darnest to get votes, like the ones we had in Taipei, a candidate helping the garbage throwers throw their trash, going to day markets handing out campaign fillers, shaking hands with everybody and smiling all day! hahahah! Ki-chul will have the day of his lifetime, that at the end of each day he’ll wish, it was better in his time where he has his freezing power and wealth to dispose!

    October 9, 2012
    • pam lee #

      I can seem him being a slimy politician, but I also have a different picture: ES brings KC to the present, tells him heaven’s palace is full of gold and riches. She says he must go alone and points in that direction. He keeps walking and BAM! He gets hit by a semi-truck crossing the street and dies. THE END 🙂

      October 9, 2012
      • Nevermind #

        Ha ha ha!! I was also thinking of that scenario that anyone who goes through the wormhole may just land in the middle of a busy street (in Gangnam or wherever) and gets hit by a truck. Let it not be ES or CY but KC instead! Good thinking, gurl!! 😉 How about let him land in the middle of a runway at Incheon International Airport? Then a plane squishes him?? Ugh! (When did I start to get such evil thoughts? Ohh…)

        October 9, 2012
        • joonni #

          Since Ki Chul’s supernatural powers are fading, if he arrives in Seoul, he’s definitely going to be fish out of water. Thank goodness too, since he won’t wreck havoc in the modern world. It is funny to imagine what would happen to him.

          October 12, 2012
  4. Time Traveller #

    BTW, is there any clues from the producer that there is new season to come for this series?

    October 9, 2012
    • joonni #

      No news at all and I’m 99.9% sure there won’t be a second season.

      October 12, 2012
  5. maitaitini #

    OMG..I am so happy I finally found this site thanks to someone who commented on Dramabeans last night. I’ve been watching this show from viki and most of the time there’s no subs. So, I have to wait till 10:10 to 10:30 every Monday and Tuesday night to read the recaps from Dramabeans just to understand more of what is going on. Love the recaps from there and is grateful but when you’re obbessed with a drama this much u just can’t wait. While watching this episode I was constantly checking the bar to see how far I’m from the end b/c I don’t want it to end yet. I was totally glued to the laptop screen with my heart beating wildly while waiting for a glimpse of the awesome OTP.

    I started out not having much faith w/ this drama b/c I’m not really fond of Kim Hee Sun’s acting. However, I ended up watching b/c of my love for Lee MiN Ho. I’m glad I stuck around this long even though the directing was really bad at times. I have come to love so many characters/people in Faith that they just feel so real to me. I don’t know the history of the real Gomin and Young but everytime someone mention them I kept thinking the actors as the real king and his loyal guard and don’t want them to die…lol. I don’t want to be reminded about the history of how they died b/c these characters meant too much to me. Even though I know in my heart and head that this is a drama and these are actors just acting, but my heart ached everytime I think about the death of Gomin and Young. Maybe some of these events doesn’t even happen at all but it just shows how good the actors are to get us so invested in the characters and what happen to them.

    There are so many favorites for me in this episode. Any scenes w/ the Woodalchi is awesome but in this episode it will def be the fight scene while protecting their king and following their general’s orders. They are loyal to the end and it just breaks my heart. I love all the Woodalchi and don’t want any of them to die at all. They are family to Young and we watched them bond together for 18 ep now that they feel like our family too.
    Gomin’s love, confidence, loyalty and friendship w/ Young is just so sweet. I love all there interactions w/ each other. Young learn to joke and smile and Gomin starts to have confidence in himself more as each episode went by.
    Gomin’s and Noguk’s relationship started out shaky but now it is so strong nothing can shake it. I’m totally in love w/ their partnership in this marriage.
    Young’s and Eun Soo’s confessions are just pure gold. Finally we have some feelings out in the open. Even though they still haven’t say I LOVE U but it’s such a big leap for both of them. I just die and came back when Young said Eun Soo is always first. This man sure know how to talk and I wanted a Young for myself…hehe. Also, how can it be so swoon worthy when he didn’t even said her name but just “that person”. I love back hugs if it is done right and the hug Eun Soo gave Young was it. I totally dig it that they are frank and honest with each other (most of the time anyway..hehe), and totally know each other’s attitude and personality. I personally think the hugs give me more goosebumps than the kiss. It have so much feelings in it. I like Young’s habit of looking back at Eun Soo for her smile b/c it gives me hope that later he won’t be able to let her go. Fighting for this couple. I’m praying for a HAPPY ending for them b/e they deserve it.

    Last but not least, THANK YOU so much for the recap. You don’t know how much it means to us Faith addicts that don’t know korean. Totally appreciated the fast recap and hard work to the blogger(s). Sorry I’m new to this blog/site so I don’t know how many are writting the recaps. This will be my new favorite on-line home. Can’t wait to get to know all the new sisters, moms, and aunts from here..lol.

    Monday can you pls come and read about all the love everyone here is giving you. Pls hear our prayers and make the week goes by quick so we can see you again..

    October 9, 2012
    • joonni #

      Hi maitaitini,
      FYI, softy provides the live recaps while I come back around nine later with the longer and revised recaps with screencaps.So there are two of us working on every recap.

      And welcome!

      October 9, 2012
    • pam lee #

      Welcome! Jooni’s blog on Faith is like crack addiction. This is the running joke around here. 🙂 Everyone commenting has so much love and passion for our OTP. We ship them and we’re rooting for them all the way to the finale There will be much devastation when Faith ends, especially if there’a tragic ending. Hopefully Joonni will offer Faith rehab sessions afterwards on her blog. Happy fangirling!

      October 10, 2012
      • Classy #

        I think You officially made Joonni a Crack dealer here Pamlee.
        🙂 😉

        only she even has to supply the “cure” to get us out of the “addiction” later on..

        Joonni, it might mean more work for you..

        But dont mind our selfishness and keep the “addiction/cure” going..

        감사합니다!!

        [ little help from google here..]

        October 10, 2012
        • pam lee #

          Haha @ Classy! Joonni is pulling a Deok Heung, she holds the poison and the antidote! Lol! Keep that poison coming!

          October 10, 2012
          • Classy #

            LOL.. You know Doek Hueng was just the word in my head..But i refrained from using it cause i didnt want Joonni to feel bad..

            But yah the description fits..
            [btw pam are you a telepath? you seem to bringing out the very same words in my head..]

            October 10, 2012
            • pam lee #

              Lol! Great minds think alike! Especially hardcore fangirls of LMH! Joonni knows we’re joking around 🙂

              October 10, 2012
              • Classy #

                Ha..;) Great minds yes.. but hardcore fangirls f LMH nope..
                I like him..he is good and naturally has the sexy lips and all..;)
                but i am not that into him sadly..

                I am more of a hyun Bin, Jang dong gun fan.

                October 10, 2012
              • pam lee #

                I love Hyun Bin too! When’s he coming back from the military? LMH fangirls, don’t kill me but when I thought of alternates to play Choi Young, Hyun Bin definitely crossed my mind..since he’s 29? Which would fit CY’s age. I don’t know who Jang Don Gun is..any good dramas to recommend?

                October 10, 2012
              • Classy #

                Hyun Binnie comes out on dec 6th
                Yeah Hyun bin could have done this role as well..
                Jang Dong Gun is the K-Land Super star..
                He is a truly brilliant actor Pam and i am not exaggerating..
                I would suggest you watch “Friend” movie of his..He was brilliant.

                As for drama’s ,well he did many but also he did one recently which i would suggest..A Gentleman’s Dignity..

                Its the recent brain child of Sega writer..Kim Eun Sook.

                Its a breezy drama, a little frustrating at times but quite breezy
                the back ground tracks apart from the main OST were awesome..

                i have them if you want it later..

                🙂

                October 10, 2012
            • joonni #

              Commenting up here so it’s not a sliver.
              Oh the pressure to concoct an antidote! I’m going to lose sleep over this. Isn’t the best antidote though just another good drama?

              October 12, 2012
  6. sophia #

    thanks for the recap. i was LOSING MY MIND for it and you totally delivered. ah young. i was lukewarm on you and eun soo for like…the first 10 episodes. but now you’ve got me. like coffee prince episode 9 got me. and noguk and gongmin. BEST.

    October 9, 2012
  7. arisahanari #

    I nearly cried along with them when Eun Soo asked if she should just stay. The dam inside me just collapsed and I couldn’t help but sobs pitifully when Young answered she had just been poisoned again. Oh, the look in his eyes…. so heartbroken! I knew how much he wanted her to stay with him in Goryeo… but then again, he knew how much Eun Soo longed to go back home. But word of advise Young, I think YOU’RE her home now! No matter if it’s Goryeo or the future… I think she rather be there beside you than anything else, willing herself to come back to your arms. And Eun Soo… you’re home dearie. You are! You’re right there beside the one who cherish you to pieces and a home is where you feel the most loved! Gosh, this episode reduce me to mushy tears. *cries

    October 9, 2012
  8. joonni #

    Love, love, love everyone’s comments. Why are all of you guys so wonderful and sweet and thoughtful!

    October 9, 2012
    • JulianeLee #

      Because of your wonderful work with softy 🙂

      October 10, 2012
  9. jhen #

    aisssh!!! i’m being tortured again..feeling restless again..its gonna be 5 days again til the next episodes..aigoo! the 2 badass has turned into a country now with yuan being interested with eun soo this time..my poor imja couple will be just as restless as they were..how much sufferings, hardships and pain do they have to endure just to live in peace and happiness..hmmm! in this drama those two things is just like asking for the moon and the stars for them..oh my poor choi young, you’ll just be tormented again and again with the things that are all at stake your king gongmin, georyeo and your treasured imja..but then as you have always said “that person comes first” 🙂 and i felt relieved with that although the king and georyeo can’t just be taken aside..i just hope that the remaining 6 episodes will be as epic as with the previous ones.. :))

    October 9, 2012
  10. quirkstine #

    The (vocal) faith fandom just keeps on growin, doesn’t it? The recent episodes makes people want to just TALK and SQUEAL together. Reading all the comments took me forever but I enjoyed reading other fans’ reactions/predictions/analyses. Makes the whole watching experience even more awesomesauce. All this is due to Joonni and Softy, so from the bottom of my fangirl heart. THANK YOU! Salamat! Kamsamida! 😀

    October 9, 2012
  11. ramona #

    I have a feeling that even Eun-soo said different, Young understood what she wrote on those papers (though it was not written in Hanja)… Does anybody think the same ?

    October 9, 2012
    • JulianeLee #

      I think young knows what that really meant. That’s why his smile was sad. Just trying to lighten things up. 🙂

      October 10, 2012
  12. ramona #

    Here’s something to think about, the letter was addressed to Eun Soo, not High Doctor. The letter used her real name which to me invokes a sense of familiarity.Yes, she has told her real name to a few people, but no one not even CY calls her by it, they refer to her by her official title. If the letter was from Yuan, they would have used her official title or at least her entire name Yoo Eun Soo (so that it is formal). What if the person in the straw hat that delivered the letter is another CY, who is also time traveling and trying to get their love story right? I don’t think that letter originated from Yuan.

    October 9, 2012
    • Nevermind #

      Oh no! That would create another twist to the dizzying time-travel speculations us shippers went through with Joonni’s “Unraveling” discussion earlier. Ha ha ha!! 🙂 I don’t even want to start on that again–it would be like riding triple loops or more on a roller coaster! 😉

      October 9, 2012
    • pam lee #

      Or, as someone suggested, it’s Hwata or another time traveler familiar enough to call her by her name.

      October 9, 2012
      • ladyeury #

        That was me thinking too much and getting too little sleep. LOL Honestly the idea it was Hwata came after the idea it was an older version of CY. Personally, I think it would be kewl if it was a major twist like that. 🙂

        October 11, 2012
    • Dada1970 #

      I was thinking somewhere along those lines as well. The letter MUST come from someone from maybe the future? So their future selves or future family? Think those guys in black could be able to help ES & CY??

      Really, really hope that things turn out super for CY & ES. Can’t wait for Monday!!

      October 9, 2012
      • ladyeury #

        I rewatched the ep and somehow I really don’t see the mysterious guy(s) being the Yuan envoy. If they are backing DH for king, why steal him away especially since he’s been released anyways. And everything about the letter and how it was delivered speaks more of a warning than a summons. I mean Suribangs were purposely kept from seeing inside the cart. They made a big deal about that… why?

        October 9, 2012
        • And not to mention the fact that the Suribangs were wondering shouldnt there be a huge entourange for the Yuan envoy (which I agree) and I somehow feel that the guy in black seems to know his way around the palace / medical hospital quite well…

          October 10, 2012
          • ladyeury #

            Yeah, I noticed that as well. The more I think about it the more it just doesn’t make sense it was the Yuan envoy. I guess we’ll see hopefully on Monday.

            October 11, 2012
    • WendyM #

      The person in black with straw hat that takes DH inside the palace after taking 3 guards does resemble CY. I replayed the last part. Also is the same that leaves the letter in the table. The fact that CY writes hanga can make sense. If you have enough imagination you can also see that the carriage driver looks like the pledge uncle of CY. I am rather inclined to believe that twist so he can spend more time with Eun Soo before the portal opens. Looking forward for Monday and Tuesday.
      Gals, terrific job at the recaps!

      October 11, 2012
    • joonni #

      Hmm, yes. It was addressed to Yoo Eun-soo. So much to think about and speculate!
      But the straw hat people seem to want to help DH which leads me to believe that they are indeed from Yuan.

      October 12, 2012
  13. Maggie H.V. #

    Thank you so much Softy and Jooni for this wonderful space where we can talk, read, laugh and cry… all in the name of Faith. I just finished watching this episode and I have the feeling that letter is another trap… why Monday is still so far??

    October 9, 2012
  14. Ilana #

    On a funnier note, I find it hilarious that Young is so disturbed whenever Eun Soo has messy hair… I mean he just kept frowning and staring at it while she was chatting away away about her antidote bet with Dr Jang. Like that time they were running away and he asked her to fix her hair. He just hates it messy….hahaha.. So cute coming from our hot, stoic warrior.

    I agree with Softy that Young’s hugs aren’t just mere hugs: they always happen at pivotal emotional moments…Love love. And there’s always that audible contact whenever they hug each other, the Eun Soo-initiated one, too. They both literally love launching themselves into each other’s arms and hanging on for dear life…

    Oh man, I can just imagine their last hug at the portal if there’s going to be one… it’s gonna be awesomely sad…. but Softy’s right….the man’s ain’t gonna let her go at the rate he’s hugging and kissing her…

    October 9, 2012
    • ramona #

      Maybe he’s not that disturbed by her messy hair, maybe he just loves it too much and he finds it way too irresistible for him…

      October 9, 2012
      • pam lee #

        Young is annoyed with her messy hair because it reminds him of bed-hair. He wants to ravish her half the time. Yes, make some babies…lots of them 🙂

        October 10, 2012
        • Classy #

          @Pam Lee..

          Whaaaa!!!! You are desperate for a make out session arent you??…

          and ill have you know that of late my mind has taken a firm root in the gutter with our couple, and with my imagination working overtime..Your comments and promptings are only making it worse for me..
          [*shake fists*]..
          [*wink*] ;);):)

          October 10, 2012
          • arisahanari #

            hahaha I always thought Young thinks along the line that ES’s hair looks like she had just been sexed up (with those messy tousled look), that’s why he is so frustrated… well okay… I need to get my head out of the gutter before it went somewhere more dangerous…

            October 10, 2012
        • Iluvlee #

          OMG Pam lee … now whenever I re watch those scenes my mind is going to get so dirty…LOL But I think you’re rite so Amen to that.

          October 10, 2012
        • I totally agree about the bed-hair comment! And doesnt she moan alot when she’s messing with her hair???

          October 10, 2012
          • pam lee #

            LMAO @ Nutty! She does moan a lot when she’s fussing with her hair! Where have you been Nutty?

            October 10, 2012
            • Nutty #

              Ohhh..I didnt expect to be missed!! Feels nice! 🙂

              To answer your question…since there were NO kisses in Ep 18, I hopped over to Cadence – where softy helped with her recap of Arang where there was an (almost) naked scene and a fantastic KISS!!!

              October 10, 2012
              • pam lee #

                We missed you! Wait…come again Did you say ALMOST NAKED scene in Arang? I am hoping it’s Sato because Lee Jun Ki is hawtness!!! His fight scenes are so swoon-worthy! I’ve been watching Arang too but haven’t caught the last 2 episodes yet. I’ll have to check out Softy’s page too…didn’t know where she was doing recaps of Arang. I am dreading the endings of both Faith and Arang because it kind of seems bleak at this point. 😦

                October 10, 2012
              • ohhh…so sweet!! Come join tonight’s live recap! Ep 17 recap at http://soulsrebel.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/arang-e17-live/

                Well…truthfully, all he bared was his DARN shoulder…the rest of the image I filled out (or rather stripped off)…all courtesy of my brain!! But you should check the screenshot posted…its hilarious!!! The dear boy was grabbing hold on to his top for dear life like Arang was about to jump him….

                anyway its amazing isnt it? that in Arang, the magistrate fights better than the great general in faith??? read somewhere that LJK did his own fighting scenes…

                October 10, 2012
              • pam lee #

                Lol! Darn it! Why is Lee Jun Ki such a prude? I’m sure he has nice abs, having a black belt in tae kwon do and all. And it is impressive how he does his own fighting in Arang. Wish Faith had a bigger budget to improve the fight scenes. I started reading Softy’s recap but will have to finish it later because it sounds so emotional and I can only take so much crying after watching Faith. I’ll have to catch up watching Arang eps this weekend and stalk Softy’s blog while I impatiently wait for Faith to come back. Good night!

                October 10, 2012
              • ooohhh black belt in tae kwon do??? Me likely!!! And that explains why his moves are so fluid…

                Am guessing Joonie might be giving homework like last week too…hopefully she paces them out…hehe…it will make Mondays come faster thought…

                Night!

                October 10, 2012
  15. arisahanari #

    btw, I forgot to mention this. But… the hand that grabs one of the Suribang’s kids… it looked like a woman’s hand IMO. I just have a sinking feeling… what if it’s Choi Young’s ex girlfriend? :O Well… IF she was still alive and somehow served the Yuan now… hehe

    October 10, 2012
    • ah, you could be right. I totaly forgot about Korean type of “Resurrection of the ex-GF”

      October 10, 2012
    • ladyeury #

      You got me wondering because I hadn’t noticed that so I decided to re-watch that scene. So the hand that choked the suribang kid looked male to me but the hand that caught the arrow looked female. If they do indeed bring the ex-fiance back… well, first I’ll roll my eyes and groan then I’ll have to fight the desire to reach into my TV and strangle her for what she put CY through. 🙂

      October 10, 2012
      • arisahanari #

        loled at how you are quite right about the hand turning from male to female xD (and yes, it looked more female when it catched at arrows, that’s what got me thinking). I would gladly join you if it is truly is her! Young suffered for 7 long years because of her… gosh.

        October 10, 2012
    • pam lee #

      If Maehee were alive, I think Lady Choi would be the first to slap her! LOL!

      October 10, 2012
      • ladyeury #

        LOL I would be that person on the couch cheering her on and saying, “YES!” 🙂

        October 10, 2012
      • pam lee #

        I re-watched that scene again! Not only are the hands different, it think the sleeves were different too. The first masculine hand that grabbed the suribang’s throat was wearing a long red-colored sleeve with black patterns. The second hand that shot out to catch the arrow was feminine and the sleeve was a long, bell shaped and gold colored. Good catch, ladyeury! Can’t wait to see who the new baddies are!

        October 10, 2012
        • adi #

          i would laugh so much if it turned out that the mystery people in couch were the old CY and ES setting history straight and bringing Yuan down

          October 10, 2012
          • arisahanari #

            Wait … what? (I only thought it was Maehee’s!) If that really is true… I’m gonna have the time of my life laughing and getting all happy that they grow older together!! aww…

            October 10, 2012
          • But ES doesnt know how to fight right? So how would she have the capability to catch an arrow?

            But if this is true…i hope she beats the crap out of DH for poisionng her TWICE!

            October 10, 2012
            • adi #

              in such a short time she already learned how to put a knife to a man`s throat…maybe given some more time and an awesome teacher like CY she could have become a decent warrior, even able to catch arrows.
              Anyway it`s just wishful thinking but it`s possible at least

              October 11, 2012
      • I think I’ll help Lady Choi out as I would be seriously angry. If she was alive, she shouldn’t have let the General suffer for 7 years!!!! Smack…smack…smack….

        The General is way better off with Imja anyway. Since he always fight…Imja can heal his would…both literally and mentally.

        October 10, 2012
    • joonni #

      God, it that was true, I might have to go strangle the writer. What are we, doing a makjang fantasy sageuk?

      October 12, 2012
  16. East2West #

    Can’t he all get together and send the writer a note that we want a happy ending for this drama ? It won’t be fair that we spend so much time and energy supporting this drama just so that all our hearts will get broken at the end because of a sad ending.

    October 10, 2012
    • You can count me in to sign the petition:)

      October 10, 2012
  17. ramona #

    I’m with you, East2West !!!

    October 10, 2012
  18. Kristen #

    Thank you so much jooni and softy for this blog. Sometimes the subtItles were late so im thankful i can read the recaps here and its live. Its make me jump for joy. I like the adlib and all side comments of yours as additions that makes me laugh. Glad that i found this site.

    October 10, 2012
    • joonni #

      Hi! Happy to have you here.

      October 12, 2012
  19. JulianeLee #

    Someone help me please. I’m almost breathless with this episode. There were very brief moments of triumph and after a few moments everything falls down again. Our imja couple’s scenes were really short. Can they make the shot linger some more? On the other side I think it’s because that style of directing makes us want and go crazy over waiting for it to be Monday again or the next episode at least for Tuesday’s. ES AND CY should really have a relax time. Always on a stressful situation but somehow they still manage to make a happy face and pretend or believe that everything will be okay as long as they are on each others’ side.

    For the ending, what I’m thinking is that ES would probably leave goryeo and some time in 2012 he will meet a 2012 version of CY heeee or she could just stay that would be more like it. (for me) :))

    BACK HUGS NEVER FAIL TO MAKE ME SQUEAL. oh my. Anyone of you remembers back hug scenes and clutching scenes on other kdramas? 🙂

    October 10, 2012
  20. Kristen #

    By the way at the end of this episode 18. I wonder who is that new character riding in a carraige? From yuan right. Hmmmmmmm….. I wish tomorrow is monday.

    October 10, 2012
  21. debberdeux #

    Thanks for the recaps, lovelies. The level of attention to detail that you girls have is really admirable. I was rendered speechless for these past two episodes I just don’t know what to think anymore.

    I’m a lil annoyed with the whole tug and pull motion from CY and ES. I thought they have decided to be partners. These 2 episodes seem to lose sight of the whole partnership idea. I do realise that most k-dramas do have very brilliant ideas and themes in the beginning but they lose sight/track of it as the drama goes on by jumping on to another unrelated idea, causing the flow of continuity to be a lil jagged. Or rather, if it is a matter of betrayal and trust that CY feels from ES constantly hiding from him, I think the dialogue were a lil too bare to properly portray it.

    CY and ES should just succumb to their emotions and just stick together! And especially after that kiss!their lil cutesie moments are the only reason I’m overlooking the other lacking areas (which is a pity and a waste of the stellar performance of LMH and KHS)

    The plot seems to be going on a cat-and-mouse chase a lil too much instead of thickening on the schemes and plotting. I thought DH was brought in for that but it just phased out to be another cat who wants another bite of the same pie with KC. Now Yuan, another bigger cat wants a bite of that pie too.

    This may point towards ES having to leave Goryeo in order to get all of them back to sanity and back on track with history. Then again, the writer may just throw in an entirely new and unrelated idea to throw us off our feet. I would love it if the mysterious old man is hwata himself. That would be interesting!

    Let us be a lil more optimistic about our Imja couple getting together. For some reason, the picture of CY and the police shield sticks to my mind like a glue. I really love how much of good use he made out of that police shield lol.

    Perhaps, when CY has finished his part in history, he will jump into that portal 67 years later (which, hopefully, will only be a year later in ES’ time) and become a passionate policeman/detective/prosecutor without any memory of what he did in Goryeo (at the age that he would be when he was with ES in Goryeo, of course, not as an old man – major turnoff). Then ES will have to treat him for a very fatal wound while running after a criminal and their love story will start all over again in the modern era. A lil clichéd but that’s the worse case scenario that I will accept.

    October 10, 2012
    • joonni #

      I hoping that Eun-soo’s time traveling mystery is revealed a little more in the remaining episodes so that, yes, the story doesn’t get repetitive.

      I agree with you about the cat-and-mouse thing. You’re right. Instead of the scheming getting deeper, we just had DH unraveled to just put in Yuan into the story, making us start from the beginning again. With six episodes left, I wonder how the writer will thicken up this plot cuz the final stretch always needs a higher level of tension. Hope it’s created properly both in writing and directing.

      October 12, 2012
  22. DId you notice, in the scene where CY runs to ES there is a major directing fail … when they pan out you actually see the trails on the ground of the camera wheelie LOL You could mistake it as a grid .. but a aluminium grid on the floor in 14th century Goryeo? Naw 🙂

    Second, I think that the kiss was exchanged in front of the officials AND the two buddhist monks was significant. It was like a medieval handfasting. And I think that was what CY meant … claiming ES as his handfasted wife in front of all these witnesses.
    Even though his death could have been better directed I cried buckets at Joo-Suk’s death. He was among the ‘outer’ woodalchi (Dol-Bae, Choon-Sik etc.as opposed to Oh Dae-Man and Deok-Man) my favourite. 😦

    And I have the feeling that after she tried to make him promise and him coming ‘home’, CY and ES did ‘it’. The whole scene with her checking the antibiotic pots and him bringing in the mail, it is so domestic and they are so at ease with each other, even ES teasing him about him having to write a love letter because of her bad hanja. (which led me to more fan fic writing 😛 x-posted at my LJ and at my WP account)

    October 10, 2012
    • OMG, if that is so, it is ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY AWESOME!!! Our daejang crashing a wedding and marrying the love of his life first!!! (Screams internally with sheer madness)

      October 10, 2012
    • pam lee #

      Yeah, the director/editors are getting sloppy with details. Maybe because they are so pressed for time they don’t pay attention?

      That slow-mo part where he was running to meet ES was kind of cheesy. But then, when I saw him hug ES hard, I forgave them (I’m a sucker for romance).

      You think they did “it”? I wish! Not going to happen on this kdrama unless they get married in the story line. LMH and KHS do have a lot of chemistry onscreen though. Wish his shoulder wasn’t blocking their kiss in Ep 17. LMH seemed to be enjoying that kiss way too much with his lips moving..lol! Now KHS has bragging rights that she kissed LMH! And I am sure LMH is bragging too..KHS looks 28 not 35…

      October 10, 2012
      • Nevermind #

        Y’know in the beginning, I was just curious to see if there will be a screen chemistry between KHS and LMH, her being 10 yrs older. It may have been a little irritating how she did her role in the first few episodes. But when their characters started to mellow against each other, the chemistry started to work. I thought KHS sorta “glowed” in her role as a very protective (noona?) and LMH just responded to the pull of his character that worked magic among the shippers. They truly look beautiful together on screen. Love them as a couple! 🙂

        October 10, 2012
    • Sunshine #

      @scottishlass…read the fanfic. Impressive. Since the producers said the “third act is starting” now, I’m speculating if they are going to hook up when they disappear to wherever on the run..and while I don’t see them showing anything happening..they might insinuate that they were intimate. I know some might say that they wouldn’t do anything without getting married, but she is from modern times, and he is a man that is totally in love with her. I doubt them sleeping together will happen (this is a kdrama!) but if they do, I would like to think that they had a child together, and that child she was treating in the dream was theirs.

      October 10, 2012
      • Sussie #

        All of your thoughts have made me think about that LOL And wish about that to happen too!! 😀

        @Sunshine you´re right, maybe they will insinuate about it, between the lines and let it to our imagination LOL
        (as a matter of fact, in “King 2 Hearts”, they did insinuated subtlety)

        October 10, 2012
        • Sunshine #

          @Sussie, funny you shld mention King2hearts…it was so subtle that I was convinced they hadn’t since her “lingerie” looked like a p.j. Just thought she had comforted him to sleep.

          October 10, 2012
          • Sussie #

            Me too! I was really surprised after (you know what I mean…)

            October 10, 2012
      • In Personal taste, LMHdid a “subtle” bed/sleeping scenes together w son ye jin. I really hop, at least faith put more “adlt” romance betwee ES n CY.

        October 11, 2012
      • scottishlassuna #

        I hope so!!!
        I think ever since that backhugging/promise thing they have been intimate … they get along so well now, esp. as seen in ep19 where he is like a dutiful husband putting their stuff together and complaining about wifey taking so long to get dressed. It was hilarious how functional and married they already are.

        Thank you for liking my story … there is more as I added another one just today.

        October 16, 2012
  23. ladyeury #

    I was thinking about the crazy politics of this show and yeah it may seem a bit too much but the scary thing is that is how it was! Before G became king they were going through a new King nearly every year. After G it was just as bad. Peeps were always rebelling trying to over throw kings, dynasties were falling and new ones popping up. That period of Korean history is just nuts! If you even look into the history of the real General Choi Young, he had an intense life in many ways! That is one of the aspects I really like about this drama, how much they are pulling from the real history. 🙂

    October 10, 2012
  24. Jungah #

    Do you remember the dream ES had about seeing CY in that house and she thought he was dead? I wonder if they will re-visit that…

    October 10, 2012
    • pam lee #

      I don’t think they will revisit that scene. It was actually a memory from her last time travel to Goryeo when she failed to save Young and he died. This scene prompted her to turn herself over to DH and agree to marriage in order to save Young and the ministers from the booby trap. So in essence, she prevented this scene from happening on her present trip to Goryeo.

      October 10, 2012
      • Jungah #

        Ahh…that makes sense. Thanks for explaining. My brain has gotten pretty scrambled these last few episodes. Hahaha.

        October 10, 2012
        • pam lee #

          No problem…this time travel paradox is stumping everyone!

          October 10, 2012
      • adi #

        i don`t think so… DH wanted to blow them up… that would have been messy like hell but in her dream the room and CY were in one piece and pretty clean, the only problem being that CY was unconscious. that`s why she wanted the diary…and she didn`t only read about DH`s attempt on CY life, she also read about the fact that CY would have lost the fight against KC if it weren`t for her going to rescue him…so i think there are more dangerous moment coming in CY`s life… maybe that one she dreamed about too

        October 10, 2012
        • pam lee #

          I think someone had mentioned this a while back, but the give away were the clothes they were wearing…ES and CY were wearing the same outfits as depicted in her dream/flashback. So the event that killed CY would have happened on that day and that’s why she was panicking and agreed to marry DH. At this point, we still don’t know what’s in the diary and how many times Young died and how many times ES traveled back in total to save him and failed.

          October 10, 2012
  25. pam lee #

    The first scene where Young runs to ES and hugs her tightly made me blush! Her eyes were bright with passion, reflecting all of her love and longing for Young. She was hungrily devouring him with her eyes like she couldn’t get enough! I felt like a voyeur invading their private moment and I was blushing like crazy! The sexual tension was palpable. In a western drama, Young would have given her a wet, open-mouth kiss and carried her off to bed! Dang, whoever said KHS can’t act is WRONG. Anybody else feel this way….? Gah, that scene was hard to watch…I am still blushing. Darn, you Imja couple..I ship you!

    October 10, 2012
    • Jungah #

      What about the look she had in her eyes as she watching him walk away after their kiss? Loved that.

      October 10, 2012
      • pam lee #

        I love how when he says goodbye to her now, he walks away and turns back to look at her and smile/smirk. *Swooning…thud on the floor.

        October 10, 2012
        • Sunshine #

          Haha. “Thuds on the floor.” Here, have a hand-let me help pick up my pledged sister from the floor. Faith has us dizzy and swooning as if we had one glass of wine too many…

          October 10, 2012
          • pam lee #

            Thanks for the hand, pledge sister Sunshine! 6 episodes left and counting. What are we going to do after Faith is done? T_T

            October 10, 2012
            • Sunshine #

              Cry til’ our eyes are red and swollen, and then tap our foot anxiously awaiting the next great drama to fangirl. 🙂

              October 10, 2012
              • Classy #

                @ sunshine..I second your view..
                Waiting is the excruciating of the lot though..
                Sigh!!!!!

                October 10, 2012
              • Sunshine #

                Hey Classy! I pacify my wait with a few lighthearted dramas until the next one. Do you have any new ones on your radar?

                October 10, 2012
              • Classy #

                NOPE!!! so far nothing that came out has gotten me interested, worse i didnt even spare them any glance..

                Sigh!! do tell if something pings in your radar..

                October 10, 2012
              • Sunshine #

                I really like Yoon Eun HyeN and shrs has one coming out in four weeks. Not sure that it willbe interesting, but I’ll watch it. Does watchi CF’s with our favorite actors count? I’m waiting with extreme anticipationfor Hyun Bin to be finish his military duty. I am hoping he has a drama lined up )as oppsoed to a movie since they are less than three hours long.)

                October 10, 2012
    • JulianeLee #

      Like! Heart melting as always.

      October 10, 2012
    • Sussie #

      I felt chills with that scene… the look in theirs eyes, the words spoken,… their passion was indeed palpable… and always with a touch of cuteness… at the end, when he clearly showed her that he in fact forgot/ didn´t care about anything else (greeting the king)… he was only thinking about her. … ahhh my hear melt again.

      pam lee, indeed… whoever said KHS can´t act is wrong. People criticized her a lot at the beginning (because of ES annoying personality). But for me, she did a really good job since then because she needed to show us just that personality at first… she portrayed really well ES since the first ep. At the beginning, ES was interested in money, not saving life, etc… and she changed step by step…

      October 10, 2012
    • Iluvlee #

      I never had a problem with KHS acting and loved her from the start of the drama.

      I also feel like am invading their private moments sometimes too and have to pause it for a while and calm down because I get so emotional and shy…. their chemistry is just so impeccable

      October 10, 2012
  26. Norme sierra #

    Annyeong..guys…although this is the 1st time i’m in, I have read the comments /recap ..kamsahamida…thanks again for the lovely comments. I for one was really touched by the plot that is developing…interesting but I want more scenes of ES / CY..can’t get enough…Back hugs…hm…hmm…still thinking…

    October 10, 2012
    • joonni #

      Hi and welcome!

      October 12, 2012
  27. arisahanari #

    IF a parting ever so happens between ES and CY… this song sums it all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePe4DMe644Y
    oh my gosh… I’m reduced to mushy tears from the lyrics… why the heck did my mind automatically remembers ES and CY when I hear this? This is not good for my heart T_T

    October 10, 2012
    • Sunshine #

      Oh my goodness. Those lyrics were so moving…and I can see how they totally fit with CY and ES.

      …”parting…that journey made me stronger…I’ll close my eyes and we’ll be together…your smile…time to say goodbye… with my best smile…these warm memories will reside in my heart…Full of gratitude I’m glad I met you…”

      These lyrics made my heart ache. They are so beautiful…thanks for posting.

      I will be buying a special box of tissue for the final ep…I’M sure I’ll need it.

      October 10, 2012
      • Sussie #

        NO NO NO I am still reluctant to the possibility of a sad ending T_T T_T T_T
        My heart will ache for weeks and weeks… I will need an intensive rehab session for sure.

        I’m holding on to the fact that CY´s wife last name is Yoo… when all my hopes are falling … I remember that…

        October 10, 2012
        • Sunshine #

          I want them to end up together, and I had read about the Yoo theory a couple of weeks back…I’m just preparing based on all the lyrics from the OST, and the writers prior drama ending.

          October 10, 2012
          • arisahanari #

            I’ll be reduced to a sobbing heap mess T__T time to restock tissues all over the place. but I at least wished it’ll be a believable ending with a real goodbye and straight forward I love us before it happened!

            October 10, 2012
            • Sussie #

              T_T T_T

              October 10, 2012
    • pam lee #

      Arisahanari, are you trying to kill me? You just stabbed me in the heart with that video.

      The lyrics pertain to ES and CY because they have parted and reunited several times already through time travel! And ES always disguises her face with a smile to reassure Young although she’s in pain and suffering.

      Joonni’s Faith blog is going to have the most tear tracks in history T_T

      Here are the lyrics to that song you posted:

      Time to say goodbye – KOKIA
      Lyrics: KOKIA Composer: KOKIA

      That parting scene where we couldn’t touch each other
      Made me stronger.

      If I hadn’t met you then, I wouldn’t know you.
      It seems obvious, but I’m glad that coincidence happened.

      I’ve got to go time to say goodbye
      With my best smile.

      The sheer number of partings makes me stronger.
      If we close our eyes, we can see each other anytime.

      These warm memories will always reside in my heart
      That smile that gave me those pure feelings.

      With one last kiss time to say goodbye
      Full of gratitude

      I’m glad I met you. We’ll meet again someday.
      Hold me so we never forget.

      Even if we’re apart, you’re with me, even more than before
      Now, I can walk forward, looking towards the future.

      The sheer number of partings makes me stronger.
      If we close our eyes, we can see each other anytime.

      With one last kiss time to say goodbye

      October 10, 2012
      • Classy #

        *heartbreak* [shatter noise]

        My heart..I think i will have to patch it up piece by piece..
        THis song is beautiful. thanks for the lyrics pam lee..

        made my night..
        🙂

        October 10, 2012
      • arisahanari #

        let us all die in piece! (yes, pieces! not peace cuz I will so not die in peace if they don’t grow old together T__T). I’m somehow glad I know this sad but beautiful song… at least it made me prepared… for the worse that’s yet to come. *sobs in a corner and trying to stay in denial*

        October 10, 2012
    • Murni #

      Too sad, imagine Cy had to send ES to the future back.He is all crying with ES unconscious due to the poison and CY send her to the hospital and run back to the gate.

      October 10, 2012
      • arisahanari #

        *bawling my eyes out*

        October 10, 2012
      • joonni #

        Stop, stop! I’m gonna cry…especially with this song playing in the background.

        October 12, 2012
    • joonni #

      Thanks so much for introducing this song!

      October 12, 2012
  28. adi #

    is it just me or ES`s smile towards CY gets brighter the more trouble she is in? that scene when they met after she got poisoned again and CY turned around to look at her before leaving, she gave him her most radiant, reassuring smile and… it almost broke my heart

    October 10, 2012
    • Sunshine #

      Adi, it is almost as if she is reassuring herself at the same time so that she won’t let him worry… She has been giving him more smiles than usual after he asked her why she doesn’t smile anymore. I wonder if she’ll do that right before walking into the portal…

      October 10, 2012
      • Jungah #

        Just the thought makes me want to cry. If it really happens, my eyes will be swollen for a week! Sigh.

        October 10, 2012
        • Sunshine #

          I promise, you won’t be the only one with swollen eyes if our OTP separates forever. We will all be bawling.

          October 10, 2012
    • joonni #

      Yes, that smile was so bright it hurt even more that she gave it. And the way Young smiled back, believing that smile…ㅠㅠ

      October 12, 2012
  29. Murni #

    Same, I was googling every facts about General Choi Young.but didnt come across with anything about his legacy. Whether he is married, having children and all.

    the only thing i read about Gen Choi Young legacy is from the comment (Viikii,Soompi)

    1) He loves his wife, name at tomb is Yoo
    2) His daughter married the next king, it was said to the 1st Joseon King
    3)Gongmin and Nogook never have any child.

    trivial part is, that in Faith ES mentioned that CY live until his old age and get killed by Yi songYe (1st king of joseon)

    My unanswered question,
    if the Yi did killed CY, her daughter, will he still stayed with Yi?
    so CY actually support goryeo or joseon? Or did he just let him to be killed so that his daughter could live and be healthy?
    or is it becoz his wife is already dead, he is willing to be headed by yi songyi?
    because form what i read he was banished but later got be headed.. no reason from the Yi clan to kill him right? so why he agree on it?

    Aishh.. too many question, anybody!! (and im thinking all of this while driving the car in the heavy rain)..

    October 10, 2012
    • Infact, Noguk Did pregnant after16 years since their marriage. ahe Died in Labor. But there’s no writen histry about their son. I cant find an story wheather the child did born safely or died. After Noguk died, Gongmin become reallydeprresed and start to abandoned his kngdoms/.em,vc/CM;lwmfeWIE[ig
      ]2o

      October 11, 2012
    • ladyeury #

      Murni, I think the biggest issue is that most of the historical information is just simply not in English. A lot of these little tidbits of information are coming from the Chinese and Korean forums. Whether it’s something they could look up in their language or something taught, etc, who knows. But I did wish more information was available.

      October 11, 2012
    • joonni #

      From what I remember, Young was considered a “conservative” so he was supporting the continuation of Goryeo. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to read any further than that.

      October 12, 2012
  30. lidy #

    LET THE FALL OF YUAM COMMENCE!!!

    it’s been mentioned that es’s presence in goryeo is keeping historay on track and looking like that yuan wanting her will lead it to its destruction and being replaced by ming dynasty

    es is shaping cy into the great general he’s known as in history, saved nogook’s life (was meant to die bc of ki chul), attributing to ki chul’s spiraling downward madness which will lead him to his eventual death and bringing in dh who was known in history to try to become king but not successful, saving yi seung gi’s life who will usher in the joseon dynasty, almost killing/stabbing young for breaking his promise which earned gongmin trust and the birth of the bromance that jo il shin feeling pushed aside and underappreciated caused a revolt and now finally, yuan.

    es is truly shaping history/keeping it on track. so far she’s been shaping a nation and now she is going to bring one down. yuan, you don’t know who you’re messing with

    October 10, 2012
    • Iluvlee #

      Your so d@mn right about that… they have no I dea

      October 10, 2012
    • joonni #

      I second Iluvlee

      October 12, 2012

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