Recap: “Faith” Episode 20
Softy: You wonder how much more epic can this story get and an episode like this screams back “This much!” Best one so far in my book. Still trying to catch my breath…
Joonni: Let me catch my breath with you. I was crying in the beginning and screaming in happiness at the end. This episode is sort of a breather to let the good guys win but this of course makes me more nervous for the final four episodes…
Future Eun-soo wrote in the letter, “I am walking on the same road I walked with him. Yes, I remember this place too and every moment of that day.” Future Eun-soo remembers how her hair tie fell and rolled underneath the boulders. She kisses the bottle and hides it in the same place. “I can’t believe in the miracle of you finding this here in a hundred years but because hope still remains, I leave this regret. I thought about it a hundred times- if we had returned to the palace that day, what would have happened? Would our queen have lived and our king not be ruined? So would I not have had to watch that person’s heart die with all that burden? If I could go back to that time and hug him and see his smiling eyes…if I could do that for just one day…Don’t run away like I did even if it ends up being your last day.” (Joonni: Crying…had to stop the video to cry and because my hands were shaking.)
Eun-soo hides the letter as Young comes running over. He sees her pale and stricken face and asks what is wrong. Eun-soo just asks him to hug her so he sits down and puts his arm around her shoulder. He asks again, “What is wrong,” but she just turns back to look at the rocks and shakes her head. Young says, “Tell me so I know.” Eun-soo asks, “If something happens to our king and queen…if something happened to them while you were gone, would you be okay?” Young grabs her shoulders and demands to know what she heard and from whom. Eun-soo sadly cups Young’s face and asks, “What do we do?”
Eun-soo is leading the way back as Young exclaims, “What is this nonsense?” She replies that they have to go back to the king and queen. Young reminds her that they are on the run to the portal and if they go back now, there is no knowing what will happen to her. He wants her to explain so he can understand.
Eun-soo shows him the bottle and Young asks, after looking at it, if the thing inside is also like a note from heaven. Eun-soo tells him the note said that if they return to the palace now, they might be able to save the queen. He asks where she got it from and she replies that she found it underneath the boulders. When Young just looks at her, Eun-soo asks if he doesn’t believe her. He replies, “I believe you because you said so.” He says, “Let’s go,” so she asks if they are going back to the palace. He answers that they will first go to the nearest village to find out news about the palace and also find a way to get rid of all the bounty hunters.
Eun-soo starts to cough so he worriedly leads her to the stream and cups up some water for her to drink. He kneels in front of her and asks if she had a fever. Eun-soo checks and thankfully replies no. Relieved, he leads her away.
Choong-suk reports to a very panicked Gongmin that they have searched the entire capital and everywhere around the temple but there is no trace of the queen. Gongmin declares that he will go and look for her himself. Do-chi reminds him that he needs to stay in the palace so he can received the reports. Gongmin screams for him to get out his way so Choong-suk also adds that Gongmin needs to stay to give orders.
Gongmin turns back to his room and gives orders to request help from the Suribang. Gongmin struggles to focus and he worries out loud to Choong-suk that Noguk’s body is weak and that the weather is cold. “Where and what is she doing?!” Choong-suk offers to go and also join the search party but Gongmin interrupts him to ask if there is any news about Young. Choong-suk replies no. Gongmin declares that he is getting punished for ignoring Young’s heart. “Every time he asked me to protect her and save her- now I know how he felt.”
Lady Choi enters and immediately gets on her knees. She declares that she deserves death for not being able to protect Noguk. Gongmin angrily demands what else she has to say. Lady Choi shows him the letter she found in Noguk’s bedroom. She informs him that she found the attendant who delivered the letter to Noguk and questioned her but the girl did not remember who gave it to her.
Gongmin reads the letter and recognizes the seal as Son Yoo’s. He tells Choong-suk he will give him a hundred men to go Young-bin-gwan (a residence for foreign diplomats) and search. When Choong-suk hesitates because that is where the Yuan diplomats stay, Gongmin says that he will give him two hundred if necessary. He wants them to particularly search Deok Heung’s quarters.
The Woodalchi are at Young-bin-gwan to search and the Yuan diplomats react in anger. Choong-suk informs Son Yoo that they came to search under the king’s order but Son Yoo refuses with his authority as a Yuan envoy. Choong-suk tells him that the king ordered him to deny refusal and just go ahead. Gongmin also wanted the Woodalchi to escort Son Yoo back to the palace. Along with Son Yoo, Dol-bae takes with him Son Yoo’s seal and written letters as evidence.
Noguk is weakly lying in bed in the locked room.
Eun-soo watches from afar as Young frowns, hearing the news from the villagers. She remembers the letter telling her to not run away, even if it ends up being her last day. Young looks back at her and she smiles for him. He comes back and tells her there is no special news other than that there might be war. “So let’s just go on our way again.”
When Eun-soo doesn’t move, he asks if she isn’t going to go. She asks, “If I said I was going to go find the door myself so you can just leave, you won’t go, right?” Young replies, “Of course.” Eun-soo starts to ask what he would do if she said let’s go back together since there is still time until the door opens but he interrupts her, angry that she keeps saying the same thing. Eun-soo gets angry too, asking him what she has to say in order for him to return to the palace.
Young still just wants to continue their journey so Eun-soo asks him why he is in such a hurry to send her back. “You say that everyday- ‘I will send you back, I will definitely send you back.’ Do you want to send me back that quickly? And what you said about how a warrior can’t hesitate. Do you know how it feels for me to hear that?”
Eun-soo continues her rant. “What is this? Is it because of me? Did I ruin a warrior? Is that why you’re saying you are leaving the king? Then what do I become? You say you will protect me but how is that protecting me?! Don’t just protect my life. Protect my heart too!”
Young tries to respond but Eun-soo turns around in frustration and mutters to herself, “Why am I so unlucky? I finally found someone I really like but because of me, he gets imprisoned and he says he is going to give up being a warrior when he doesn’t know how to be anything else.” Eun-soo, turning to Young, says one more time, “Let’s go back.”
Young suddenly asks Eun-soo to stay exactly where she is as he takes down a boy trying to attack them. Young tells her to stay here and he runs off. Eun-soo, left with the injured boy angrily exclaims, “If he is going to slay someone, at least look at his face before.” Eun-soo sits down in front of the boy and tells him that she is going to treat him. “Seeing that he left you with me, I don’t think you’re going to kill me.” (Joonni: Treating someone that just tried to kill her? Yeah, that’s Eun-soo for you.)
At a different location, Young says out loud, “Let’s do it here where she can’t see.” Son Yoo’s henchman jumps out. Young asks him if he can’t just go back because he doesn’t feel like fighting now. The henchman attacks in response and they fight. The henchman injures Young on the shoulder. They start to fight again and Young says, “It seems you have killed as much as me. Aren’t you tired of this? Killing and killing again?” The henchman attacks without an answer and Young fights back, disarming him. He says, “That person always asked if I couldn’t just quit. Can’t you do that?” Silently, the henchman backs off and leaves.
Young goes back to Eun-soo and she sees his injury. She gets upset and tries to get her supplies out but Young stops her to ask, “Are you going to keep being angry till I go back to the palace?” She replies yes; she gets angry when she is worried. Young nods and says that they will return and find out what’s happening. He tells her that he knows what she is thinking but he is not going to send her off alone. She cheerily replies, “Then I will go back with you.” He also reveals that the Yuan envoy doesn’t want to take her to Yuan; he wants to publicly execute her. Eun-soo finally understands what the letter meant by saying it could be her last day.
Young asks if she will still return knowing that. Eun-soo bravely replies, yes. Young assures her that he won’t let her get captured. She smiles as she says, “I know.” She asks him to turn around so she can look at his injury but Young can’t help but look at her with concern.
Gongmin slams down the letter that Noguk received in front of Son Yoo and demands to know what happened. Son Yoo confirms that it is his seal but it’s not his handwriting. Gongmin declares that this letter was a bait to lure out his queen and kidnap her. He demands to know where she is. Son Yoo reminds him that Noguk is a Yuan princess; he could never do something like that to her. Gongmin furiously slams the table again. “I have to see her right now!” He growls, “Tell me where she is!” Son Yoo doesn’t say anything so Gongmin orders for him to be imprisoned and tortured till he talks. Do-chi desperately reminds Gongmin that Son Yoo is a Yuan official. Gongmin seethes in anger but he has no choice but to let Son Yoo go.
Son Yoo returns and Deok Heung asks if his nephew is okay. He heard that the queen was missing. Son Yoo asks if Deok Heung used his seal to write a fake letter and lure out the queen. Deok Heung denies it and asks why he would do such a thing when he knows that Gongmin won’t use the Yuan seal or give up Eun-soo tomorrow, meaning he will become the king anyway. Son Yoo informs Deok Heung that his duty is to make sure that Goryeo becomes part of Yuan without a war. Deok Heung replies that he knows. Son Yoo reminds Deok Heung that the Yuan emperor will not be happy if his daughter is hurt so whoever sits on the Goryeo throne, they have to make sure that Noguk is safe. Deok Heung smiles as he assures Son Yoo that Noguk will be safe.
Noguk wakes up and she doesn’t look very well. She crawls over to the window and asks if anyone is there. She weakly reaches for the water on the drawer and drinks it. (Joonni: *rage* My Noguk. Who dares hurt my Noguk?!)
Gongmin worries out loud to Do-chi, Lady Choi, and Choong-suk. “She might not be in the city. She might have been taken far away already.” Lady Choi assures him that the borders are being watched and since they were set up around the city as soon as Noguk went missing, it is unlikely she was able to leave. But Gongmin can’t be reassured so he orders for the entire country to be searched. While doing so, it hits him that even then, he might not be able to find her- “If we still can’t find her…and it becomes to late…” He orders Do-chi to bring Deok Heung to the palace. Lady Choi wants to stop him but Gongmin says, “We knew from the beginning that only he is capable of doing something like this. We also knew what he will ask for…” (Joonni: Omg, are you saying you will give up the throne? AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
Ki Chul is receiving treatment. Yang-gak gives the name of the village where Young and Eun-soo were last seen. Ki Chul wonders why there; it’s not on the way to the portal. Eum-ja suggests that it’s because they have to keep making detours while they are chased by bounty hunters. Hwasooin adds that it was a mistake to put a bounty since there won’t be anyone capable of killing Young anyway. Ki Chul should have just set a reward for information of their location so she and Eum-ja could go themselves and take care of it.
Ki Chul suspects Deok Heung since Deok Heung never believed in Eun-soo anyway and made fun of Ki Chul for believing. Eum-ja, Yang-gak, and Hwasooin chime in that they never believed either. Ki Chul asks, “What if I don’t believe and I lose out on the chance to go to heaven? How will I be able to live with that regret?” Eum-ja and Hwasooin offer to go to the door to heaven themselves to look for Young and Eun-soo since they must be heading there; here, the Yuan envoy is waiting to execute Eun-soo. Ki Chul questions this though- what if they aren’t going to the portal? Hwasooin replies, “Then we have all been fooled.”
Young and Eun-soo are back at the Suribang headquarters. The sister exclaims that they are crazy for returning and she tells them that the queen has been kidnapped. The gay Suribang also informs them that Deok Heung has surprisingly been called to the palace, even though it’s so late at night.
Deok Heung enters Gongmin’s room and Gongmin orders everyone outside. Choong-suk tries to remind Gongmin that Deok Heung uses poison but Gongmin is adamant so everyone leaves. Gongmin slowly and steadily walks toward Deok Heung. In an angry tone he starts to say, “My queen…” Deok Heung interrupts to say, “I heard the news. You must be worried.” Gongmin, in a surprisingly soft tone begs, “Please return her to me.”
Deok Heung pretends to not know what Gongmin is talking about so Gongmin says, “You have her. Please return her.” Deok Heung continues to claim innocence. Gongmin asks, in a trembling voice, “What can I do for you? That person is very weak right now. The doctor said she can’t be surprised or eat something wrong.” Gongmin’s voice catches in his throat as tears fill his eyes. “So please start your deal.” (Joonni: I want to strangle Deok Heung so badly. Someone hold me back before I hurt him.)
Deok Heung: “I don’t know who did this but if someone did, he won’t make a deal because the first thing to do is to make sure that no one finds out that he tried to hurt the queen. Second, it would be thrill for that person to watch the rumor spread to Yuan that the king of Goryeo abused and got rid of a Yuan princess.” (Joonni: Okay, don’t hold me back.)
Gongmin: “So by saying that you don’t need a deal, you’re saying that you won’t let her live.” Deok Heung replies, “Well, I don’t know since I am not that person. I’m just guessing.” (Joonni: I am experiencing such rage, I just want to pretend he is not here and just delete him from this recap. I don’t want to hear or translate anything this monster says!!!!!! Afslgkjkl!)
Gongmin turns to Deok Heung with tears in his eyes and says, “If you want the throne just take it. But please, please leave this country alone. You’re a citizen of this country too.” Deok Heung replies, “This country will remain. It’s only the name that is going to be changed- from Goryeo to Yuan.” Gongmin’s heart visibly breaks. “Is that what a country is to you, uncle?” Deok Heung coolly asks, “What is the difference?”
Gongmin, realizing the full extent of Deok Heung’s selfishness, regrets offering the throne to Deok Heung. Still, with Noguk’s life in danger, Gongmin says, “I’m begging to someone like you. What can I do so that you will let her live?”
Meanwhile, the soldiers continue to search everywhere.
Lady Choi enters the Suribang headquarters and sees Young in deep discussion with everyone about Deok Heung’s movements. She also notices that Eun-soo is back too.
Lady Choi drags out Young and asks why they came back. Young sighs and replies that Eun-soo said let’s go back. Lady Choi: “Why? So she can die?” Young: “All of sudden starting yesterday, she kept on saying let’s go back because the palace is in danger.” Lady Choi wonders if Eun-soo is really from heaven.
Young asks about Gongmin. Lady Choi replies, “You should go see him.” Young says he can’t. Lady Choi replies that she thinks this is what Deok Heung’s weapon is- playing with people’s hearts. Eun-soo’s voice is suddenly heard- “That’s what I think too.” She has secretly snuck up to them.
Eun-soo asks Lady Choi, “So you think Deok Heung kidnapped the queen, don’t you?” Lady Choi replies that everyone suspects it but there is no evidence. Gongmin is scared that if he acts rashly, something might happen to Noguk. Eun-soo exclaims that she has a plan- another one that appears in movies a lot. Young interrupts her to ask Lady Choi for the list of people that went with Noguk to the temple. He knows how that last plan from Eun-soo ended up- a surprise wedding and poison. But Eun-soo refuses to remain helpless and continues to describe her plan- first, she will meet him. Young stops her- the enemy is Deok Heung! Eun-soo claims that she knows Deok Heung’s psyche. Her second major was psychology! Young yells, “How you know him?!”
Lady Choi raises her voice to stop the argument- “The queen! She is pregnant.” Eun-soo says to herself, “That can’t be. It’s too early. Perhaps…” She turns to Young and asks him to meet the king- “It’s a matter regarding the queen so his heart must be falling apart.” She adds, “I will go try my way. You said you trust me.”
In her prison, Noguk tries to drink more water but she drops it.
Choong-suk and Dae-man run gleefully to Young inside the palace. Choong-suk asks, “Where were you? His Majesty only told me to not ask anything and that you will return.” Young simply asks where the king is.
Gongmin is sitting in Noguk’s room, clutching at the scarf he gave her. Young announces himself and enters the room. Gongmin can’t look at Young in the eye as Young says, “The person who left you…has returned because my heart is in a hurry. Can I ask you one thing?” Gongmin doesn’t reply so Young just continues. “I heard that you met Deok Heung. What did he say?” Gongmin still doesn’t say anything so Young worriedly calls out, “Your Majesty?”
Gongmin, still not looking at Young, says, “You shouldn’t have come back. I sent you away so why come back so you can see me like this?” Young lowers himself and asks Gongmin to look at him. Gongmin doesn’t comply and just says, “I don’t think there is any way to save her. I thought about killing him but I couldn’t even do that. I am just sitting here at my wit’s end. While I am doing this, my queen….!”
Young pushes the table out of the way, causing the scarf to fall. Gongmin scrambles to the floor after it and Young looks at him with utter disbelief to see his king so broken. He begs for Gongmin to get off his knees as he helps him up onto the chair again. Kneeling in front of him, Young calls out, “Your Majesty,” once again so that Gongmin finally looks at him. He firmly asks again what Deok Heung said to Gongmin. “I need to know what he is thinking.”
Gongmin tells him that Deok Heung denied everything and even refused to deal; all he did was laugh. Gongmin adds with tears in his eyes, “I begged him while saying I would give him my throne and country. I groveled. Did you hear me? I…I even gave away my country.”
Young steadily looks at Gongmin. “The doctor said that what Deok Heung wants is for your heart to be broken down. Is your heart already broken? Then there is no reason for me to be here.” Gongmin finally asks, “What do you need?” Young replies, “I need your command.” Gongmin weakly says, “Find and bring back the queen.” Young stands up and firmly declares, “I accept.” Gongmin starts to thank him for coming back but Young interrupts him. “I haven’t come back yet. I am only here because of a request.” Young bows and quickly leaves. Gongmin finally starts to come back alive with the relief and support that Young has just brought him.
Young, back in the palace and in warrior mode, orders for the Suribang and Woodalchi to prepare. He knows that Deok Heung has no plans to keep Noguk alive so they need to act fast.
Eun-soo meets with Deok Heung. He asks if she knows that tomorrow is her execution day. She coolly replies, “I heard,” and asks him to sit in banmal. He remarks that her rude manner of speaking hasn’t changed. Eun-soo reminds him that she is from heaven; in her eyes, royals and beggars are all the same- “Everyone is equal.”
Deok Heung sits and asks if she came for the antidote. Eun-soo says, “Do you remember when I found out about your trap for Choi Young? This time, I found out where you hid the queen.” Deok Heung laughs, not believing her. Eun-soo takes out the plastic case she found underneath the boulder and shows him the pages- “Shall I read it to you?” Deok Heung remarks that she and him would have made good partners.
Eun-soo tells him that if the diary told her about Young before, this time, it’s about Deok Heung. She pretends to read the letter. “The clever man made a mistake this time. He kidnapped the queen and the queen was pregnant. The place the queen is locked up in is….” Deok Heung is shocked to hear that Noguk is pregnant. Eun-soo stops and folds the letter. Deok Heung tries to grab the letter but Eun-soo keeps it out of his reach.
Deok Heung asks, “So this is a message from heaven?” Eun-soo informs him that the bottle is a something called a plastic film case. Deok Heung asks why she is doing this so she replies that she thought she might be able to get the antidote. Deok Heung asks if she thinks he believes her. Eun-soo exclaims then that she has no choice but to go to the palace and just let them know about Noguk’s location. When Deok Heung reminds her that she is up for execution, Eun-soo counters that they won’t kill her after she saves the queen’s life.
Eun-soo says, “You’re the one that’s going to get into trouble. Did you show your face to Noguk when you kidnapped her?” Deok Heung laughs and Eun-soo continues. “Tell me the truth. There is no antidote for this poison, is there? And the rest of my diary, do you have it? Show me. What is it that you have? Only that royal title?” Deok Heung starts to complain about her foul mouth but she tells him to watch his- “I am someone who decided this morning that it’s okay if I die.” He asks if she will stay by his side if he gives her the antidote. She replies, “I don’t want to,” and starts to leave. He calls after her, saying, “Your symptoms will show up soon and if it does, it will be too late.” Eun-soo doesn’t even look back and as she replies, “I know,” and walks out. (Joonni: My fearless Eun-soo. She’s got the heart of warrior too now. *glomps her in a bear hug*). Deok Heung looks after her, dismayed.
Eun-soo is leaving Young-bin-gwan when Young, who has been waiting for her anxiously outside, grabs her to make sure she is okay. Eun-soo wordlessly puts up a victory sign and smiles. Young breathes a sigh of relief before caressing her hair and smiling back.
Deok Heung gets the report that all the soldiers have been called back. Deok Heung guesses that Young and Eun-soo are playing games with him and claims that he doesn’t need to worry since he still has the queen. He asks how Noguk is doing. The aide replies that he is checking in every day and the queen has gotten very weak; she’s not going to last very long. Deok Hueng orders him to take care of her and leaves. Shi-wool has eavesdropped on this and takes after the aide.
Son Yoo is getting ready to leave and his aide hands him two white stones. They seem like worry rocks that you turn in your hands when you are stressed.
Gongmin looks at Noguk’s scarf and remembers when he proposed to her, not knowing she was a Yuan princess, and when she comforted him. He also remembers seeing her smile happily at Hyun-Go-chon. He asks Do-chi, “There is still no news yet, right?” Do-chi confirms. Gongmin asks, “There will be, right?” Do-chi confirms again. Gongmin declares with determination, “I won’t think of anything else. I will only think that I won’t ever let my child experience the humiliation that I am experiencing.”
Gongmin sits in a meeting with Son Yoo and his ministers. Son Yoo says that he will start but Ki Chul enters, interrupting. He heard that there was an important assembly today and came to attend. He also came to see why a Yuan envoy didn’t even bother to come see him.
Son Yoo continues and asks if Gongmin is ready to fulfill the terms. Gongmin repeats what Son Yoo requested of him- to use the Yuan seal again and execute Eun-soo- and what Son Yoo promised in return for those two things- the independence of Goryeo. Gongmin orders Do-chi to hand Son Yoo the seal. “I used it well but I will give it back because I don’t think this country needs it anymore.” Son Yoo doesn’t respond.
Gongmin continues. “The second thing…” Eun-soo enters the room and Ki Chul jumps up in surprise. (Joonni: Pfft!) Gongmin introduces her as the country’s high doctor and the person who saved Noguk and Young’s life. He adds, “And yesterday, she saved my heart too.” Gongmin asks Son Yoo, “Does she look like a witch/demon to you?” Son Yoo still says nothing.
Deok Heung’s aide enters Noguk’s room. Noguk, barely conscious, says that she couldn’t focus all day long. She asks if he put something in the water. The aide silently continues to put something in the water pot as Noguk pleads that she will give him many times more than what he received to do this. The aide tells her that his owner told him to relay this to her- that if the king loses his mind first, he will let her live. “But since there is no more time, it can’t be helped.” He starts to get close to her with the water so Noguk pulls out her dagger, saying she can’t go first. But she is no match for him in her state and he tries to force-feed her the water, saying that if she drinks it, she will die easily.
Just when she is about to be fed the drink, Young barges in with Shi-wool to rescue her. Noguk faints in Young’s arms. Dol-bae tries to get the name of the person who is behind all this, but the aide stabs himself and dies.
Son Yoo questions Eun-soo- “Is it true that you came from heaven?” Before Eun-soo can answer, Gongmin declares that she is not. “You don’t really believe in this thing called heaven, do you? The rumors spread because her skills are exceptional.” Ki Chul demands to know what Gongmin is saying. He exclaims, “You can’t do this!”
Gongmin asks Eun-soo, “Did you come from heaven, exactly?” Eun-soo replies, “Not from heaven, exactly.” Ki Chul gapes in surprise and Eun-soo silently mouths to Ki Chul, “I’m sorry.” (Joonni: Omg, so adorable. I love you, Eun-soo, so much! And I actually miss the time when he tried to “win” her heart!) Son Yoo starts to ask her if she started the false rumors but Gongmin replies that he did that because he thought it would help him bait people in.
Son Yoo asks Gongmin if he is determined to send his citizens to war. Gongmin replies that he thought about how long he will be subjected to Yuan’s demands if he gets scared this time and kills an innocent citizen like Yuan wants. Gongmin declares, “I decided. This is it. I won’t listen to Yuan anymore.” Son Yoo just replies, “I understand,” and stands up to leave. Before he does, however, he tells Eun-soo that it seems he will have to see her again soon. (Joonni: I’m sitting here nervous about this guy. I don’t think he has shown his full evilness yet and I worry for my babies.)
Just as Ki Chul is about to approach Eun-soo, Choong-suk runs in, saying that Noguk is back and Eun-soo is needed. Gongmin dashes out but before Eun-soo can follow, Ki Chul holds her back and demands to know if all that she said to him was false. Before Eun-soo can explain, she is called out by Choong-suk again.
Before Gongmin can enter Noguk’s room, Lady Choi blocks him, saying that right now is not a good time. He asks if something is wrong so Lady Choi just requests for Eun-soo. Eun-soo goes in and Lady Choi closes the door. Gongmin looks at Young with worry.
Some time later, Eun-soo comes out and reports that Noguk has gained consciousness and is okay but the baby has been lost. She says that after hearing from Noguk, it seems they feed her something like a sleeping pill. Gongmin silently enters the room, his face stricken with grief. Do-chi starts to weep and Eun-soo leans on the door in sadness. Young steps in front of her, holding her hand behind his back.
Gongmin slowly sits next to Noguk, who is facing the wall lying on her bed, happy to see her again but also saddened her grief and his own. He lies next to her, wrapping his arms around her and holding her hand. Noguk, with tears streaming down her face, turns around and digs her face deeper into Gongmin. They quietly embrace each other, sharing their love and grief together.
Young comes to find Eun-soo in her room at the medical ward again. He tells her he heard that she said in front of all the statesmen that she wasn’t from heaven. Eun-soo explains that it was Gongmin’s idea. Young informs her that Ki Chul officially requested to see her. Eun-soo worries.
Young says, “From this moment on, there are two things we can do. First, we run away and get chased around until the door to heaven opens.” Eun-soo doesn’t like this idea- they are going to have all the assassin in the country chasing them again with Young having to fight. Young continues, “Second, preemptive attack. We get rid of all the people who will come for you first.” Eun-soo asks, “By ‘rid of,’ you mean you will kill them?” Young replies yes. Eun-soo: “You’re kidding, right?” But Young isn’t kidding as he list those people- Ki Chul, Deok Heung, and even the Yuan envoy if necessary. Young adds, “In order to do that, I have to resign from my post (officially) so that I don’t become a burden to the king. In order to do that, I need his permission…”
Eun-soo interrupts him to offer a third choice- “Until that day, I hide in the safest place.” Young asks where. Eun-soo replies, “Well I need permission for that too.”
Young sits with Ahn Jae as Ahn Jae tells him that his position is really Young’s. “War might really happen.” Young takes a drink and agrees. Ahn Jae asks, “What you are doing? I heard you are taking off your raiment and leaving the palace. All your men are nervous. Is it because of a woman?” Young wonders if it is. Ahn Jae adds, “Or is it because the sword has become heavy for you?” He tells Young how Young’s Jeogwoldae teacher came to his house before he died and talked to his father all night, drinking. The teacher had talked about how his sword had become heavy- that sometimes he couldn’t even pick it up with his two hands. (Joonni: On a completely shallow note, how gorgeous does Lee Min-ho look here?)
Ahn Jae continues, “So I dared to ask him- what does it mean for the sword to become heavy? He said it means that the time to end has come and that he needs to start searching for a place to end it. He said this and then went to the palace the next day and died.” Ahn Jae adds he was angry that someone like the teacher died in front of a king like that.
Ahn Jae asks how long it has been since Young started to use the sword and kill people. Young quietly replies, “I don’t know…” Ahn Jae says, “You were sixteen when you left your house. So thirteen, fourteen years? Since then, how many people have you killed? Isn’t that why your sword has become heavy?” With those introspective words, Ahn Jae leaves and Young looks at his sword, pondering its weight.
Yang-gak and Ki Chul corner Deok Heung at the Young-bin-gwan. Ki Chul says, “Let’s go back to my house.” Deok Heung asks nervously, “What are you talking about?” Ki Chul replies, “Let’s go and finish what we were trying to do in the first place. Let’s go and make those who are playing around with this country pay.” (Joonni: Wait, aren’t you the ones that are playing around with the country? Oh Ki Chul, I felt slightly sorry for you but now I can go back to hating you again. Thank you.)
Dol-bae tries to tell Young about the new Woodalchi recruits but Young orders him to tell Choong-suk. Dol-bae insists that Young take a look but Young yells, “I told you to talk to the vice captain!” Deok-man also tries to talk to Young so Young angrily asks what their problem is. Another Woodalchi tries to tell him that it’s about the new recruits that the higher-ups put in. Young, extremely annoyed, reminds them that family and background is considered fifteenth on the list of qualifications and solicitations are 105th on the list- “The first is skill.”
Deok-man keeps insisting, saying it is an order from the king. Dae-man rushes in to say that the new recruit is waiting for him in his room. Young opens the door to his room and enters. Smooth as a whistle, his Woodalchi close the door behind him. (Joonni: ROFLMAO. They are soooooo adorable!)
Young stands surprised as Eun-soo, dressed in Woodalchi uniform, salutes him. (Joonni: Where the heck did she get a uniform that fits her?) Young: “What is this?” Eun-soo: “Here. The safest place in Goryeo. I will hide here, right by your side. I got permission from the king. I even got a sword. Look! It’s mine.”
As Young’s face remains serious, Eun-soo nervously starts to explain, “Because there is no dorm for women in the Woodalchi lair, I was going to stay here for the time being. Could you just give me a bed over there?” Young still doesn’t respond so Eun-soo continues, “Normally even if you put two chairs together I can sleep well…”
Young turns around and slams his door open. The Woodalchi, who have been leaning their ear to the door, scatter off sheepishly. (Joonni: Cackling like a loon here). Young closes the door again and walks toward Eun-soo. Eun-soo backs up, saying that she can pay him back for the housing with Woodalchi health examinations. Young asks, while steadily continuing towards her, “So…you want me to stay here too?” Eun-soo replies, “This is the daejang’s room and you are daejang.” Young, getting closer and closer- “Because I am the daejang?” Eun-soo nods. Young has now backed up Eun-soo to the wall. He leans in and repeats quietly, “Here?” Eun-soo nods- “Here. Not running away.” Young finally breaks into a smile and Eun-soo smiles back. (Joonni: Kya!!!)
Things just got heated around here. holy crap -I think I just died and went to drama heaven. they are going to stay in his room together? no wonder he was grinning so much. who knew a sageuk was capable of being this hot and steamy. no need to yell “get a room” anymore cuz it looks like they did. it’s like all our collective “wishful thinking” thoughts came to life in these last few seconds. please oh pretty please – let there be a continuation of this scene. If E21 doesnt start with a kiss, I’m gonna have to hurt someone.
Has anyone noticed there is skinship galore between these two already on each episode? hand holding, hugging, hair patting, pulling close, etc. all that has to lead somewhere doesnt it?
Wonder what KHS is doing to make her husband not feel jealous these days. If KSH ever decides to leave her husband for LMH, her hubby just needs to take a dvd of Faith to court to prove infidelity and how infatuated she is in LMH. To think people thought she wasnt a good actress. I think she is doing a great job convincing the audience she is in love. She has me sold on the idea.
Written before it aired: Whether the one who left the diary and letters is future Eun Soo is no longer disputable. Since they are still one in the same just with different perspectives of the emotions they are going through, that gives us more to delve into. Future ES looks over at Young holding her close and remembers what it felt like at this stage –how happy she was to be by his side and in his arms. The current one looks over her shoulder at her future self and realizes their time together is limited so she is savoring each moment with him now. In essence, one is holding onto the love she has now and the other is trying to help her keep him alive to keep their love thriving. Her future self is her own guardian angel. Both have one thing in common – they are doing everything they can to prolong his life and their time together. What can be more swoonworthy than this undeniable fact that this whole time Young has been protecting her life, she has been protecting their love. I bet even a warrior would go weak in the knees to discover that truth.
We knew this day would come when Young would question if the sword has become heavy for him. I think all the recent killings he had to do was his answer. he seemed to grow more weary each time he took a life. as for that other thought in his head “it’s time to find the place to end it,” I am really hoping it’s not when ES walks through that portal. As smart as he is, maybe he will realize it could be rephrased. instead of finding a place to end it, how about finding a place to start fresh. In her world would be even better, but we all know the reason why ES kept coming back here is cuz he could never leave. he was part of history here so taking him away from it is taking him away from his destiny. their love is important to both of them, but not to the extent that it affects history.
I bawled my eyes out during this scene – no words just shared pain and loss. then seeking comfort in each other’s warm embrace. these are the parents their baby lost. going to feel their ache for days….
I love how Young wouldnt let G stay on his knees. even in his misery, young reminds him he is the king. G just wanted to be a grieving husband, but young makes him have strength and asks for his order to find N. It broke my heart when G wouldnt face Young at first. he is so ashamed of what he did to Young, but Young doesnt dwell and just focuses on getting G to act like a king again.
Kdrama history is being rewritten with Faith. Old conventional tropes are being thrown out and replaced with romance done the right way – with roots grown deep to stand the test of time.
I rarely have pervy thoughts about drama characters. The only time was with “Secret Garden” when Joo-won and Ra-im were in that changing room together. So now with the final scene in this episode, I am having my second pervy thought, because Young chasing the Woodalchi away was the final step down into the gutter. So they are now alone, in his room, so very close, without no one else around…………………………
Okay, crawling out of the gutter now. *Shakes head alert* We got an episode today where the good guys win after all the bad. While I am happy to see my warrior, king, and kick-ass ladies back together again, I found the solutions a bit too easy. I’m not entirely convinced with the way Young is able to convince Son Yoo’s henchman away, especially since we don’t know anything about this man and how he felt about his life. I know his purpose was to bring back Eun-soo to the palace so in the end, the results make sense that he gave up. But at this point, the henchman does not know Young and Eun-soo are going back to the palace so it doesn’t make sense that he would give up that easily on killing Young just by Young asking him if he is tired of fighting. Rather than a flaw in directing this time, I think it was a failure in the writing. The plot is moving along really fast now and I can see the writer taking huge shortcuts. This started to happen last week too and I’m worried how many more she is going to take to get us to the end that she wants.
The other point of dissatisfaction is how easy Shi-wool found out where Noguk was. I know that the Suribang are really good at spying and following but after all that drama being built up around Gongmin and soldiers being unable to find Noguk, I said to myself at that scene, “Really? That easy? Oh come on!” I guess you can argue that it’s because Deok Heung finally called out his aide to report to him when he didn’t before but still, Deok Heung and the aide are just walking around too easily.
With Eun-soo confirming that the bottle is a plastic film case, we have solid proof that Eun-soo traveled to the future and back again in the previous timeline, since she didn’t have it with her when Young first brought her to Goryeo. Or that maybe, as people have suggested, the final Hwata item has something to do with a photograph. What I love about this drama is how open everything continues to remain. We just can’t figure out how this drama will end and what step the characters will take next because Eun-soo showing up in that warrior uniform was a huge surprise and a delightful one at that. It’s not clear exactly how long it takes to go back to the portal but Eun-soo seems to have either given up on going back or surviving the poison. Her decision to go back to the palace, even though she knows she might die, demonstrates how much she loves Young and how she has learned to think of others before herself. That is why I was weeping during the first scene. Future Eun-soo saying that she would give up anything to go back in time and make Young return to the palace so she doesn’t have to watch his heart wither away….it struck me so hard and deep with her regret and capacity for love.
My favorite scene today was between Gongmin and Young (and Ryu Deok-hwan’s acting is amazing). I loved the parallel between when Young was first standing up in front of Gongmin, with Gongmin hanging his head, and later when Young is on his knees, looking up at Gongmin. It felt like things were right again in the world. While I love it more when they are sitting together equally, I knew how much Gongmin needed Young to support him and be there as a warrior for him. In the world of sageuk, your status and rank define who you are- it’s not a separate career or job apart from your core self. Gongmin is a king and Young is a warrior and this defines everything about them and their relationship to each other.
Which brings me to the question that Young has to ponder. We have been given both the arguments that it’s time for Young to stop being a warrior and that Young needs to continue to be one. One side says that the sword is too heavy for him now- he has killed so many people- and the other side says that Young can’t be anything else except a warrior. For me, I can’t decide. Both arguments are strong. But of course, it’s not my decision. It’s up to Young to decide how he will continue to live his life. Without his sword, what is he? Can he really live in peace as a fisherman? Can he really leave Gongmin? Considering that Young came back, despite his worry, because Eun-soo wanted too, maybe Young is capable of not being a warrior anymore. We can also say that Young can leave Gongmin once Goryeo is strong but as king, Gongmin is always going to have trouble. So in the future, even if Gongmin didn’t ask, will Young be able to stay away?
And why isn’t it Monday already?
And just because he was so gorgeous today in this scene…
Damn…is it Monday yet? Before Faith, I’ve always dislike Monday. Monday just means ‘get your ass back to work!’. Now, Monday (and Tuesday) means I get the drugs for my addiction. That heaven’s door sounds so good about now…step in that unknown portal that takes me right to the following Monday.
Since I can’t watch the episodes at work, I have the OST on all day. Have to admit the Faith OST is so good. That latest song ‘Love’ from Rumble Fish makes me want to cry so bad. It’s such a heartbreaking song that perfectly describe our Imja’s inevitable fate which they themselves believe is their only option at this point. Hopefully, that will change in the next few episodes.
Imja couple…we will have FAITH that you two will have a happy ending. Aja Aja!!
Monday please come already….***sigh sigh sigh***
FAITH OST is really good! I already have all songs (but last one) at my Iphone 😛
Usually, i don’t go buying songs but… these are worth it!
LOL, gukja you made me laugh aloud with you “Monday (and Tuesday) means I get the drugs for my addiction” hahaha
Sussie, where did you find the songs??
I don’t even know where to look…I have an iphone so itunes?
@Jungah and Pam, yes on iTunes.
On Search bar, write exactly as follow: (Bad Guy) feat. MC
As results, will be appearing OST part 3 (album). Tap to view all songs from this album. Below, it will appear other results related (such as OST 1 and OST 2)
Last song (E20, Love) isn’t available yet.
Hope this help u girls.
OMG! Thanks, Sussie! You rock! Maybe I’ll wait until after Faith’s finale to buy these songs…in case it’s a sad ending. I am so chicken. I don’t want to remember a sad ending…it’ll be like a stake in my heart every time I hear the OST. *Hugs*
Faith OST is really nice..I listen to it everyday..especially carry on..:)
@pam..Ohh nice you found my blog..Its a post by the name Goodies, where the download link is in the form of the Drama’s name..
Below the first pic..
and ladies I have all the songs with me..So does anyone need it?
I am ready to share for fellow Faithfuls..:)
You have a bog? Goodies you said? this fellow faithfuls would love to attend class.
awh…so sweet of you to share the songs. ahh…ladies on Joonni’s blog are just the best!
sorry i meant ‘blog’…oohhhh i sure need more caffeine to survive till Monday….
Thank you, thank you! I’ve been dying to get this soundtrack!
After this Ep, I´m quite optimistic about ES remaining by CY´s side (although she might came back to “her world”… she will do it briefly, and get back soon enough before it´s closed again). Why I think this way? … Well two things in short… 1. ES has finally understood (and has been fully warned by ES future-herself)) that running way is not an option since it would broke CY´s heart (and hers), letting him in danger and unable to accomplish his duties (protect King, queen, etc…). 2. “Don’t run away like I did even if it ends up being your last day”… if my future-self let me those sad words written, I would never come back… despair can be easily seen between this line…
Hi pledged sisters! I just wanted to share with you how happy I am today. I got my tickets for LMH fan meet! yayyyy! Adds up to the excitement of waiting for Faith’s next episode. I guess I’ll have more trips to dreamland. o_0 I’m preparing to be killed by our daejang’s signature killer smile. Heeeee
Yayyyy Juliane… i´m so happy for you to be able to know in person LMH! yayyyy again! … and I envy u a little hahaha… b/c there is no way he would come to my country (so little and so far way) 😦
hi Sussie. Where are you located btw? I will be glad to share here after the event. 🙂
yeahh!! I´d be glad if you share to us all your experience right after the event 😉 Don´t forget to take a lot of photos! (different LMH´s side face 😀 )
I ´m from El Salvador, in Central America.
I definitely will! 🙂 Oh you’re quite far. 😦 Who knows maybe he’ll visit in the future!
@sunshine: sisterly *hugs 🙂
Big hug right back atcha’!
Juliane.lee, where are you from?
@pam: I’m from the Philippines. 🙂
That’s what I thought! Lucky! You’ll be at the Bench event right, to see Mr. Lady Killer smile? I’m so jelly and happy for you! Take a lot of pics and post here!
Exactly! Bench event. Yeah can’t wait to be nailed down by Mr. Lady Killer smile. I’m really excited! I will and I’ll post it here. 😀
Thanks! (hugs to you) ;-*
*Hugs from the U.S.” I wish LMH would visit the States. He’s currently doing ads for Toyota in the U.S. but I’m not sure he has a big enough fan base to hold a fan meeting. California has a large Asian-American population so here’s to hoping and wishing. I’d fly to see his killer smile in person!
Yes! That’s a possibility. Maybe Toyota could bring him then to endorse the Camry SE. Who knows right? Just the smile would be worth it. 😀
You can count me in if he comes to CA and I’d like to do more than see his killer smile:) (yes…getting all delusional again.ha!)
oooops! okay more than the smile. :))
PS I’m addicted to reading and posting to this blog. I can’t work haha!
welcome to the club. i haven’t even started on dinner and it’s almost 6:30 pm here….moving my ass now…
@gukja: Thanks for the warm welcome. I’m also stuck somewhere in my Goryeo fantasy and really can’t do a big progress on what I’m doing in terms of work. haha To think that I have a deadline. geez
You have a nice dinner now. 🙂
hi juliane.lee! just as i thought when i read your posts that you bought tickets for LMH’s fan meet..we are from the same location hehe..glad i found a fellow filipina here.. 🙂
OMG…so happy for you…getting to see our General with his killer smile in person all night long at the event. Take some pics and share please! Better yet…try running up to him for a bear hug ok and ask him to say ‘yogi’ while you record it….**wink wink***. for all of us. I can use that for my alarm each morning,,,heehee
With that said..i’m soooooooooooo envy (and jealous) YOU and everyone who gets to see him that night.
Have a fun and memorable time:)
Thanks gukja! Yeah I can imagine myself swooning and staring all night. I will definitely take many pics and share it here! You gave me an idea my dear! If I’ll have the chance I’ll really make him say yogi and record it. hehe.
Thanks for wishing me well. (hugs and kisses*)
Hugs and kisses to you too:)
Ahhhh…LMH sure is a ‘sight for sore eye’.
hi juliane.lee! just as i thought when i read your posts that you bought tickets for LMH’s fan meet..we are from the same location hehe..glad i found a fellow filipina here.. 🙂 good for you girl that you’ll have the chance to see him in person..its gonna be on the 16th right? have fun girl and don’t forget to post pics here! 🙂
hello jhen! yes! aren’t you going? I was stressed out of finding patron tickets because they sell like hotcakes. good thing the lady from Bench allowed me to make a reservation. Yeap on the 16th it is! Yes I will post here. 😀
unfortunately, i can’t juliane because of my work..HUHUHU!
by the way, have you bought a Loose My Heart Bench Shirt? i’m so disappointed last saturday, i was looking for it in the bench outlet here in our place but there was no display yet..i’m dying to have one for myself..hehehe!
Can’t you take a leave off your work? Not yet. There are none available also in mu area. Check it out online. benchtm.com. I heard they’re selling it on line now.
i can’t juliane..had i known it more earlier i could’ve filed a vacation leave for that week..i see..il check on that site..thanks!
I see. How unlikely. I’ll post pictures after the event. 🙂
dear joonni..i just saw this video in your youtube account..http://www.youtube.com/user/joonni767?feature=mhee.
it’s nice, i can’t help laughing watching the video..a collection of funny scenes in the previous episodes of faith..good job! now, i’m not just following your blog here but also i’m officially a new subscriber of your youtube account .. 🙂
So twitter, here, and youtube? Heehee. Hi!
Hi jhen and julianne.lee and others,
Just wanted to ask you to guys to keep this kind of tangential conversation to a minimum from now on so we don’t crowd this thread.
Sorry joonni. Just got too excited. 😀 wont happen again
seriously ??? You will Meet LMH ???
Bless You! 🙂
OMG.. am so jealous… I hope u have an amazing time and will be able to grace us with some awesome pics of that gorgeous man 🙂
Thanks for your warm wishes. Yes I will. What are sisters for? 🙂
Sussie, where are you from? I am from Peru (veryyyy far away from Korea) but since 2012 K-POP is heard everywhere here, and for the very first time we are having korean groups coming to perfom in concerts. First it was JYJ and now BIG BANG is coming in November 🙂
Oh my goodness…I remember watching the JYJ YT channel of their visit to Peru, and they were on the balcony of their hotel, and the fan crowds were so huge they were stopping a couple lanes of traffic. It was insane! Peru fan girls loves their Korean Opas! 🙂
Just pulled up the video because I wasn’t sure if I was remembering correctly that it was Peru since it was a few months ago, but it I was right it was Lima…and it was 5 lanes of traffic. (Obviously the video was memorable to stick in my brain!) The screams were deafening…and I loved that the skaters in the far left background were just skating away, oblivious to the thousands of girls swarming the hotel. 🙂
Sunshine, where are you from again? I must have missed it in case you shared it before.
I live in the U.S. in the Midwest. (boring). IF there was ever a Faith fan meeting state side, I would beg hubs to babysit, so I could fly out and have a Faith meetup with Joonni’s Faithful’s. A bunch of Dramabean girls are meeting up for the Big Bang concert in New Jersey. Can you imagine if there was a Faith fan meeting? Oh my.
Sunshine, I’m in the midwest too, Minnesota to be exact! That’s awesome that some Dramabean girls are meeting up for Big Bang…WILD! If there were a Joonni’s Faithfuls fan meeting, I’d definitely go! LOL! Especially if our main man, LMH is there!
Really?!!… they are coming to Peru… wow…
I´m from El Salvador. (also far far far away from our hallyu stars hahaha). Here, K-pop is just beginning to surge… it is not so known yet (i think so,… that is my appreciation because i don´t know many people apart from my sister and me, who are k-drama or k-pop fans)
Joonni and Softy, thanks for the recap! It’s detailed and insightful as always 🙂
Regarding the sloppiness in the writing, here’s my take:
-I think the point about the fight with SY’s man was to show Young’s wavering desire to kill people. Recall ever since Ep. 12 where he killed those assassins hired by KC, Young has used his sword sparingly. Last ep., he didn’t kill anyone at the food place and when he knew he had to kill at the inn, he asked ES for permission or assurance that what he was about to do was out of necessity, not by choice as it was before. Then in this episode, notice how he let that boy lives, instead of killing him. When he meets SY’s guard, Young gives a little speech of how tiresome to live a life like them, taking lives everyday with no mercy. I think that scene is there to show his uncertainty and the burden of “the sword being too heavy,” which we learn later in this episode. Also, we don’t yet know Son Yoo’s intention, but he mentions to ES that he’ll meet her again soon. So tracking back, that fight scene is left not fully interpreted yet (I think).
-About how NG was discovered: Yeah, I think it could have been more believable, but if we go by the writer’s explanation, the Suribang kids have been spying on DH for days and not seen any activity or movement. So the moment DH makes a move by calling his minion, the suribang catches on immediately (which they are supposed to do since they are known for their spying skills).
I actually have more to say about these two episodes, but need to condense my thoughts first. I’ll post more later 🙂
SH, I agree-the suribang had been watching him for days, and ES had told CY she was going to find the location of the queen because she knew DH, and had minored in Psychology-she knew if she freaked out DH enough into thinking she really knew the queens whereabouts, she knew he and his evil cohort would have to kill the queen right away-which ES was counting on…and had the suribang waiting outside in the building waiting…I love how she used DH’s thinking against him. She really is a smart cookie…:)
Thanks SH for your comment always. It’s a joy to have your input on my concerns.
First your point about SY’s henchman. I understand the concept of the fight scene and Young’s question but it still doesn’t seems rushed at a plot point. But as you said, there are probably more reasons why he left that easily and hopefully, the writer will elaborate in the future.
Second point. That’s what I figured the writer was doing. Then do you think it is a matter of a problem in execution or did you not find it strange at all? I’m curious to know if I am the only one that found it (visually portrayed) too easy.
I HAVE WATCHED THIS EPISODE FINALLY!
My thoughts let me share them.
G and N killed me this episode. RDH has become one of those actors I cant see cry. Because it kills me. (Funny thing there isnt many on that list)
The hand holding scene was adorable as was him making sure she was ok after talking to he-who-shall-not-be-named-because-If-i say-his-name-I-may-have-to-hurt something. AND HOLY MOTHER OF GOD! Climb on top of her why dont you CY. Geez. If sexy times dont happen , I will be shocked and disappointed in you CY.
And Woodalchi continue to be my Fav shippers.
And I reallly really hope KC kills hwsnbnbisihnihths (Ok that doesnt roll off the tongue…at all) but I think KC has gone crazeballs enough to do it.
I firmly believe that hwsnbnbisihnihths (lol) will definitely suffer a very painful death, be it by KC’s freezing hands or by CY’s sword or lightning power. I just re-watched the episode, and holy crap, i HATE him. If he doesn’t have a painful one, I may punch my laptop.
Or we just all build a time machine and dimensional jump to drama land and beat him senseless? Does that sound like a good field trip? A good team building event for us?
And maybe after that we can go on the task of seeing how puppy is bouncy and official ab inspection of Woodalchi…For reasons.
You had me at inspection of Woodalchi. I am starting the building of the time machine…now!
Im sure CY will appreciate out through and PURE Scientific study of his warriors….because we would be doing it for Science….and…Stuff……
*helps you build time machine*
*is not allowed to be in charge of anything*
*has had a little too much sugar today*
hi Onichick! i just followed you on twitter hehehe! i saw your twitter at joonni’s twitter account..
Can you speed it up on finishing up this time machine. I’d like to get there this Monday night to poison he-who-shall-not-be-named-because-If-i say-his-name-Imay-have-to-hurt (hilarious onichick) if CY doesn’t kiss Imja in ep 21 at the very least…just saying.
Since Young is taken by Eun Soo, I call dibs on Dol-Bae and his rippling abs! They look super deprived of ogling, so I will be the first to volunteer to inspect him when we get off the time machine. Lol! 🙂
Your claim has been recorded, and I will assist in the tacking but after that he is all your ^^
Dang it! I wanted to claim him. Ok, then I call Doek-Man! =)
I have total faith in the writer. Every week I’ve been reading comments on blogs where people are second guessing where things are going and if they only wait, everything comes clear. Ha! I just realized I wrote “faith”. Anyways, I started at the beginning and in the second episode, G asks ES if, since she is God’s Doctor, does that mean God is watching over Goryeo? This made me laugh, since NOW we know her future/past self has been watching out for Goryeo all along. Also, at the very beginning, in the cartoon, they say a HwaTa disciple comes through the portal every few hundred years. I am guessing every single time it was ES.
p.s. I’ve been lurking, but now I am out of the shadows & honored to be here.
I meant, I started watching at the very beginning again* – la!
me too..i’ve rewatched that cartoon beginning of the first episode..i’m just too confused why the Hwa Ta character seems to be a man..then goes the appearance of Eun Soo in the story being the high doctor that is a lady herself..i still don’t get it why there’s a conflict of gender between Hwa Ta and Eun Soo..i think there’s someone else that will appear soon in the next 4 episodes..
hmmm! maybe Hwa Ta is the professor of Eun Soo who taught her about time traveling and so Eun Soo is one of his disciples..or is Hwa Ta her father who’s also a time traveller? nah! whatever! my head hurts..i’ll just be contented on what comes out in the next episodes about the history of Hwa Ta..for the time being, i’ll just enjoy the romantic and sweet moments of Eun Soo and Choi Young.. hehe 🙂
Welcome ^^ Pick up your squeaky hammer and tissues over there 😀
Welcome Keaton. Happy to have you here!
I think I have to count myself as someone who still doesn’t have full faith in the writer, even though she has proven herself over and over again. It’s just that she had done better work before so it concerned me from the beginning about the level she is showing here. It seemed less prepared and disorganized than her other works. So there is always a part of me that, I wouldn’t call it second guessing but rather, I expect a certain type of dramatic narrative flow from a seasoned writer like her. As a drama writer, she needs to be able to write at an episodic narrative pace that keeps the drama interesting and moving at a speed that can hook the viewers. She is unable to do this this time, leaving people “second-guessing,” since most viewers don’t have the time to analyze the drama for something deeper. So while I personally still enjoy this drama, I can see why some people don’t and the ratings are not that high in Korea.
Hi all….look what i found on the FB:
Lee Min Ho will fight to the finish on Faith (credit goes to ‘weareminoz’)
On the October 16 episode of SBS’s Monday-Tuesday series Faith, Lee (plays the role of Choi Young) tells Kim Hee Sun (plays the role of Eun Soo) that he will strike their enemy first and fast. Then he says that he will resign his post not to cause any problems to the King.
As a result, Lee will turn into a cold hearted man to protect the King and Kim starting next episode. The reason he decided to strike the enemy first is to keep the King and Queen and Kim safe. Lee also tells his friend Ahn Jae that he will fight to the finish.
Lee has been using a sword since he was sixteen. He looks back on his past and strengthens his determination to fight a decisive battle.
Lee will get rid of Deokheung-gun first. Many people are looking forward to seeing the next episode and wondering how he will attack Deokheung-gun.
The series airs every Monday and Tuesday at 9:55 p.m.
Am re-watching the ep… YAY…I seriously loves it when he calls her “Imja” there is something sexy about it…well at least to me… hehehe:)
Me too…i have fallen in love with ‘Imja’ and ‘Yogi’. It just feels all fuzzy and warm whenever I hear those 2 words from our General….
I think anything he says with his deep voice sounds sexy! He could call me “crazy noona fangirl” and it’d sound sexy! LOL!!!
hahaha…yeah….his voice (& especially his eyes) is so dreamy..
here’s to him calling you ‘crazy nooona fangirl’ in your dreams tonight!
Of course its Sexy..THats why even Eun Soo likes it more than anything as well.
Classy, you said you have the OST, haven’t been able to find it on yesasia and I don’t have itunes … *makes bambi eyes* pretty pls?
Tries desperately not to swayed by the bambi eyes….
Sure sure ill post the link once i organize all the songs and share it..
I am getting late to work but i will send the songs here soon..
Thank you Classy *hugs*
Its done.. the Ost i mean..
All due to those bambi eyes..
THANK YOU!! *glomps on you in a bear hug*
haha pam lee! i love it..he can call me “crazy noona fangirl” too..whatever he calls me as long as i can hear it from him that would be fine! omo! i just hope my bf will not smash the monitor if he see all LMH photos in it instead of his’! nyahaha!
and one thing that i love the most about him is his killer smile and his heart-shaped lips! i love his personality, always beaming with smile and he’s fond of looking back then smiling and waving to his fans! i’ve seen a lot of videos of him specially when he’s in the airport, he’d always do those 2 things to his fans..
He definitely knows how to make a girl weak doesn’t he!!!
oh yah! definitely Iluvlee.. 🙂
I’ve made these screen caps collage. 🙂 More to come.
Thanks for sharing, Julianne! I especially love the collage where ES is crossing the bridge and she imagines Young leaning against the building and giving his lady killer smile! *Swoon*
You’re welcome. I like that too. I still have so many moments that I’m working on hehe. There are so many moments to capture and swoonworthy especially now that our OTP is so much into each other. 😀
You know with this much level on anticipation for some AWESOME romance scenes in the following episode, IF 21 doesnt fulfill my needs i am really going to STEW badly almost as villainous as Gi CHUl…
and thanks to all the post and amazing pics..[ Julian lee, its a super cool collage..]
I think my bar got set pretty high..
Pls faith, dont let me down..
I am thinking that of late i have been saying a lot of prayers here for this and that to happen..
Am i the only despo loon??
Classy, I am your pledge sister-despo loon right here!
Praying for more romantic scenes and a happy ending too.
*hugs*..yay.. I have a unni who is as crazy as me..
okay..off to work..See you girls later..
* faith Fangirling on the go.*
Classy, you must be on the other side of the world from me. It’s 9:27 pm in the U.S, central time where I am. Have fun at work. I am going for a quick run and then knocking out! See you tomorrow!
Raised hand! Another crazy despo loon here unni’s! :-*
count me in gals! hehehe
and me…me…me too…another despo loon noona here. ha!
I’m also looking forward for ep 21. The time the drama has for those scenes are very short. That’s why I always take time to watch and pause the video if there are romantic scenes and capture them to take a longer look and swoon all night. Hehe
Thanks! I’m happy that you like it and called it cool. I’ll be making more for swooning and staring and fantasy purposes.
It’s okay I’m also praying here…silently. lol Also a despo loon.
Woah…what beautiful collage you’ve made, Juliane.lee. Absolutely love them all. Thanks so much for sharing. Keep ’em coming:). I’m swooning at them as we speak…LOL
@gukja: Kamsahamnida chinggu. 😀 Yeah. I definitely will make more of those. So many screen cap photos that I need to post process. 🙂 For swooning purposes it is. lol.
It’s wonderful that even if there are direction flaws and even if the romantic ones are short it always lingers to my thoughts. 🙂
Have you guys notice ES no longer carries around that blue bag that was like a third hand for her anymore, at one point every move she made she had it. I use to wonder what she was packing in that bag LOL
yah right! where did that bag go..hehe she’s just carrying that pink cloth full of stuffs that she brought with her everytime she runs away..
You’re right her teal Birkin designer bag is not with her. Hmm…it could be a sign that she’s no longer attach to her world, 21st C….and so she’ll stay with our General. Yeah, I’d like to think of it as a subtle sign of that.
You may be right. CY’s hair changes are signs of him changing throughout the show. But I did notice she hasn’t been carrying around her bag. Even when she did run away, she never left her bag behind.
Maybe it is. Her bag was a symbolism of her world. And now that it is gone, there’s a win – win situation that she’s staying with Daejang. 🙂
Yup! Me and my mom were trying to figure out the brand of the bag! We think it might be from Mulberry but not tooo sure about whether the colour is available.
Faith in Facebook…LOL so funny
I’ve seen it. It’s so funny. A breather indeed for the serious mood of the drama. lol
Ha ha ha!! Soo funny!! Thanks for sharing!
That’s hilarious. They should have one with the General and Imja in Daejang’s room and the Woodalchi starts talking about it.
Many thanks for sharing, lluvlee.
I’m so late in watching the latest episode last night and here you are guys already gushing and swooning to your heart’s content ’bout it! Took me a heck of an EQ not to see the spoilers and I’m so glad I did..only that I think my mom thought I was going crazy with all the crying and laughing she heard coming from my room..
Anyways, please let me share my thoughts about this wonderful ep (bestest ep for me so far)..
I was literally crying with all the scenes of GM..RDH really did an awesome job portraying him..You can really feel his panic, distress, pain and relief..emotions were flooding from his eyes and facial expressions..I was really heartbroken during the scene with Young and with Noguk..he really shone during this ep..
I also love the Woodalchi kids..had me laughing so hard when they were pestering Young about the new recruits and when they were shooed away by Young later on..
And as for our Imja couple, I want to really scream YAY! I have a hard time controlling my foolish grin everytime I think about the last minutes of this ep..and what the heck did they leave us all hanging after that! Really really wonderful! They are both so adorable! Really can’t wait to see what will happen now that they are roommates haha..Btw, Eun Soo also made me love her more during this ep…I love her cute expressions esp. when she said sorry to Ki-Chul..made me want to hug her..
I also think that she already gave up the idea of going back to 2012 Seoul now that she made the resolution to die if need be..What I’m looking forward to see (like Joonni) is whether or not Young will give up being a warrior what with the sword now getting heavy for him as well..I’m dreading the last 4 eps but can’t stop wanting more Young and Eun Soo moments ^^
btw, @julianne.lee, also got lucky to get the patron tickets for LMH fan meet..heck, I wasn’t even a fan of him before but now that I’ve seen Faith, can’t wait to see our CY in person =^v^=
That’s nice! Maybe we can meet at the event? or are you with somebody? 🙂 Can’t wait as well. *high five
wow! 2 lucky girls, they get to see LMH in person..i’m so enviousss!!! have fun you 2! 🙂
sure sure we can meet during the event..actually I’ll be on my own..my friends don’t know anything korean and can’t ask them to go with me since they also have work..I’m glad I can share with someone my fangirling moments with LMH ^^..
@jhen, aww thanks! bet there’ll be hundreds LMH fans coming to the event..
pretty sure of that.. 🙂 not just hundreds but thousands hehe.. he’s quite popular in the philippines because of boys over flowers, perfect match, and city hunter..i wish abs will have a franchise of Faith also and airs it on prime time slot..i would still love to watch it again..
I read somewhere (maybe FB/Faith page) that GMA7 already bought the rights so let’s all wait for it. Hoping, too, that it will be aired on their K-drama prime time slot so that I could watch it in Tagalog.
Enjoy the Bench “Meet and Greet” event w/ LMH, Juliane and unmeihime!! That’ll be in 4 weeks, right? Wow, patron tickets! 😉
Well then see u there girls…:)
hi jen, that’s exactly my wish too, i keep checking the kapamilya novelas of abs if they got the rights already ohhh that would be wonderful:)
official na nkuha na ng abs ang rights:)so happy
really!!!!!!!!!! that’s good! where have you read that news..i wanted to see it myself..i’m soo excited! :))
yah shiela..i’m so hoping! 🙂
@chepie2: wish it will be abs who will do it..its just that GMA isn’t that good yet with tagalog dubbing..no offense meant to kapuso fanatics here 🙂 its just my own opinion and observation..i have watched several kdramas that they have aired but there seems to be a problem with their dubbers, the voices doesn’t match with the characters of the drama..its kinda awkward to hear specially if i had already watched the drama..and besides the LMH dubber in abs is so good..his voice just suits with LMH’s character..
in their FB account kapamilyanovelas(official) i’m actually grinning ear to ear when i saw that:)
Hey, no problem here. My mom and I cross over at ABS for their K-drama lineups. ‘Though I must say that I have yet to watch a sageuk at ch2/23. There’s no official word yet where Faith will be done locally, right? (I think I read at koreandrama.org a comment during the early weeks of this drama saying otherwise. Of course I don’t know how “official” that was.) Cheers!! 😉
Ohh, so I’ve just read it. Yup, Kapamilyanovelas posted it yest that LMH will be back at ABS for Faith. Cheers pa rin!!! 🙂
yah, it will be aired on 2013..saw it on wikipedia hehe there appeared ABS-CBN for Faith’s international broadcasting..
@unmeihime. Yay! So let’s go together? I don’t have someone with me. Yeah it will be nice if I’ll have somebody to scream with. Hehe. Contact me on Facebook? 🙂
@JulianeLee. wonderful! is your name the same in fb? I’ll just search for you..mine is different though 🙂
Different too hehe. Jek watanabe is my fb name :).
hey joonni, tnx a lot for this and after reading your comments it’s like wow why is’nt it monday already same here:)can’t wait for monday its hard to function while waiting when there’s so many tons to do.tnx a lot:)
To all the ladies who are referring to yourself as crazy / insane etc, I really wish you wouldnt do so…
We are humans…with hormones…its only NATURAL that we get all worked up when we see such a fine piece of beauty aka LMH…
so we are perfectly sane and merely following mother nature when we start drooling / sighhhing / oogling / gettiing hot and bothered / breathless whenever LMH (or any of the Wooldalchi) appears…
hopefully joonnie doesnt ban me cos of my thoughts….
hi guys!! im just asking is there some kind of petition to reach the director of faith to extend its episodes up to at least 32….i’m not ready to say goodbye to it…huhuhuhu..i don’t want it to end!!!
I’ll be one to sign that petition..though I doubt they’ll extend it..the ratings are not that high and besides seems to me that both LMH and KHS are dead tired already with filming..:(
waaaa….why is it the rating is not that high…the drama so damn GOOD!!! both of them have chemistry, the effects are amazing, the characters are good and funny..^_^…why…why..why??????????????????????? we should face it all in facebook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s Manila’s time to “chat” here while the US is still asleep… He he he 😉
Guys, here’s “crack” to feed our addiction–the kissing scene BTS:
E18 BTS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB-7wUofGOM&feature=share
All BTS links for E17-E20 avail. here:
🙂 🙂 🙂
thk u Chepie2!
So funny E18BTS… hahaha
If you find w/ subs, let me know please 😉
I created a separate thread where you can fangirl/fanboy and converse with each other so this recap thread doesn’t get overloaded.
thk u Joonni!
I think we surmounted record (# of posted comments) with this great episode, right!? since we all got excited LOL
Thank you joonni. 🙂
Kamsamida, Joonni! Always so thoughtful:).
Hi! Just realized I posted this question on the wrong thread earlier. Does anyone know what is the name of the song played during 52:35 on episode 20 when Eun Soo informed the King on the loss of the baby? Thanks in advance!
Hi Jinee, it´s “Love”, by Rumble Fish, OST part. 7
Thanks for the reply. Love by Rumble is not the song because it has a faster tempo to it and I just listened to the songs again and it doesn’t seem to be it though. However thank you for your answer! Still searching! Anyone out there who knows?
you r right! i hadn’t noticed that. Well, if you find it, let´s us know!
Another member adensanti posted the answer on the other blog, it’s called Moon of the Princess on their ost part 5. However only the instrumental version is out for now. So happy! Really fitting song for the scene at that time! 🙂
Here’s one with lyrics. I think they may have recorded it from the show since I believe I hear a ‘snif snif’ in the background. There’s lyric in this video nonetheless.
Seeing how the BTS for ep 20 ended I doubt ep 21 will start off with a kiss…sorry guys:(
Is there a preview yet? Can you link ep 20’s BTS for us?
Pam, EE20´s BTS is posted here:
Episode 20 was great and many praised RDH acting. It is true RDH was excellent. However some had commented that contrast LMH to RDH, LMH falls short. It is an unfair comparison as their roles are different, LMH is not supposed to act the way RDH does.
LMH’s portrayal is right on the mark. At the final scene, CY showed no surface emotion initially (that is how CY is), when he saw ES in uniform as he is silently tries to figure out where she is coming from. He remains inscrutable as he lets her ramble on until the “Gotcha” moment then he gives his devilish smile. Perfect. CY was still childish when he was with the Jeokwoldae but he changed when his leader died and has been the silent warrior ever since. That is his character and that is how LMH has played him. In episode 19, It was hilarious when they were travelling and he was trying to avoid her distracting him and making him do weird heaven things. When she finally forced him to stop and do “AJa”, he looked so deadpan but you can imagine him thinking in his head, “What silly heaven thing are you trying to me do this time? It looks so juvenile. No way Jose, I am not doing this.” However when she took his hand for pinky promise and Hi Five, at least he got to touch her hands so that wasn’t so bad. He is so cute with his dead pan looks. CY is not the expressive type and showing emotions is not easy for him. He is always swallowing hard and trying to suppress his feelings. Actually, when you see LMH the person, his character is different from CY, he is always laughing, smiling and joking around on the set. As someone coined the word, he is so” adorkable” (adorable and dorky at the same time. Perfect wordsmithing.) Therefore acting deadpan must be hard for him, trying hard not to laugh so he IS a good actor to be able to do that. It does not necessarily mean that you are a lousy actor when you act wooden or dead pan. When he acts the strong and silent type, he comes out even more sexy and smoldering. I do hope we get a kiss on Monday.
Our hot general may not be expressive, but if you look into his eyes…it tells you everything he’s feeling. I think LMH’s acting made me fall in love with CY. He’s superb. This man has got no flaws that my naked eyes can see.
I also love that scene where Imja tried to teach him ‘heavenly spells’ as she calls it. He’s probably thinking ‘what kind of useless heavenly spells are these. No way am I doing those childish things that Imja does all the time. I don’t think it’s heaven…it’s just IMJA..’ Haha!
Dying to take a sneak into the Genera’s room come Monday. I know the Woodalchis are thinking the same…hehehe
I agree. It’s unfair to LMH & RDH to compare them because, as you said, they are two different roles and shouldn’t be compared. But they are actually more alike than we think, Both CY & GM appear cold and indifferent which makes it hard for either of them to express emotions. Funny how it took ES to make both of them begin to express themselves more.
But yes, LMH portrays CY very well. Someone who is goofy and playful, it would be difficult to play just an emotionless character.
Totally agree w/ you girls… comparing them is like comparing apples and pears! hahaha
LMH character is not too much expressive. Despite that, we still could appreciate that he is changing with ES’s influence… It’s really unfair to compare their acting skills based on how they’re showing emotions. Personally, I think both are awesome.
It’s the same with ES’s acting… at first people criticized her a lot… saying that her acting was annoying.. but that was just what she needed to show… ES’s personality at first was more childish and didn’t care so much about others, but then she changed to the lovely character we all have fallen in love 😉
@gukja, i’m also dying to take a sneak into the Genera’s room!! LOL
you can join Pam and me tomorrow morning…bring the popcorn. ha!
OK girls! I’m in 😉 hahaha LOL
i’m starting to feel butterflies in my stomach since ‘zero hour’ is near. Yay!
I agree with you CallieP. Well said. LMH really did his best on his portrayal of CY. And I think this is his best acting role so far. He totally won me over..I wasn’t his fan before Faith but now well yeah hook, like and sinker..He and KHS are doing a wonderful job as well as RDH and PSY..Collectively, Faith is one good drama if not one of the best dramas for me mainly because of the story and character development..I really love to bits the characters and their interaction with each other..But I guess, you can’t really please everyone since each has their own opinion..but at least, there are people like us who really appreciate the actors and love the characters they create..can’t wait for ep21 ^^
i agree with you unmeihime..i have almost watched all the dramas he had done..his portrayal of CY is the best..he had really showed much of his mature performance may it be drama or action in this drama..there is no wonder that he’ll give everything in his acting since this is by far his first sageuk drama..
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