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Recap: “Faith” Episode 22

Joonni: Gongmin overcomes his own obstacle while another presents itself to Eun-soo, forcing her to make a hard decision. But what a decision to make since whatever she does leaves both her and Young devastated.

Episode 22

Son Yoo’s henchman sneaks into Young’s room while Eun-soo is there, working on her antidote. Fortunately, Dae-man is also there and he blows his whistle for help and fights the henchman. The other Woodalchi arrive and in the ensuing struggle Eun-soo’s antidote jar is broken and smashed, destroying the culture. Dae-man takes Eun-soo away as more Woodalchi arrive to fight Son Yoo because he uses naegong. The henchman escapes with Eun-soo’s medical tools.

Gongmin says to Noguk that he is going right now to see the guy who hurt her and their baby. What he really wants to do is kill the man himself or give an order to have him killed but he is holding it in. He is upset that nobody understands, not even Choi Young, who thinks he should just give an order. Noguk comforts Gongmin, saying that she understands and supports him. Gongmin: “I could be late coming back.” Noguk: “I will be waiting.”

Dae-man has brought Eun-soo to the queen’s quarters and Lady Choi goes to see her. Eun-soo is crouching on the floor and crying and when Lady Choi helps her up, Eun-soo grabs her for a hug. Lady Choi asks Dae-man what happened but as he is hard to understand, Lady Choi asks Eun-soo. Eun-soo can’t speak through her tears.

They all go back to Young’s room, which has been left in complete chaos. Lady asks if there is any more antidote samples left but Eun-soo says no. Dae-man points out that Eun-soo’s medical tools are missing. Eun-soo gets angry- if he just wanted her stuff and not kill her, he should have just asked! Lady Choi notices Mae-hee’s headband on the floor and she picks it up. Eun-soo also notices and asks Lady Choi if the headband belonged to Mae-hee. Lady Choi doesn’t answer her directly.

Eun-soo says, “You said that he had a hard time after his fiancé died. How much did he suffer? How long?” Lady Choi asks her what it is that she really wants to say. Eun-soo struggles through her fear to explain that it takes time to start over and grow another culture for the antidote so it can’t be finished before the door to heaven opens. The only option she has, if she gives up going to heaven and resolves herself to dying here, is to try again with the antidote. But if it doesn’t work, she will die anyway. “If I die, what will happen to him?!” Lady Choi asks if Eun-soo is planning to stay.

Eun-soo says, “It that crazy? It’s crazy, right? But if I go, I think I will really go crazy. Everyday I will be thinking- is he okay, is he really okay?” Lady Choi holds Eun-soo’s hand as she says, “Ask him yourself. Although he is not used to talking about himself, if you ask, he will answer you.” (Joonni: I just…am at a loss of words to talk about Eun-soo’s pain and her love for Young.)

Son Yoo shows Ki Chul the decree from Yuan that makes Deok Heung the new king of Goryeo. Before Ki Chul can take it, however, Song Yoo asks Deok Heung what is the first thing he plans to do when he becomes king. Deok Heung replies that he will first hand over Goryeo to Yuan and then reward Ki Chul for all his efforts. He asks if Son Yoo also needs anything. (Joonni: With the amount of murderous thoughts I have about Deok Heung, I don’t know why he is still alive.)

Apparently, Deok Heung’s answer satisfies Son Yoo because he hands the decree over to Ki Chul. He explains to Ki Chul that as long as the leaders of Goryeo are busy dividing up the riches among themselves, they won’t be a bother to Yuan. Ki Chul points out that he heard Son Yoo used to be from Goryeo. Son Yoo replies yes, before. When he still had hope, that was important. He also believed that if he did well, (he/Goryeo) could claim back Goguryeo land again. But there are always people like Ki Chul in the world and everyone else is just dragged everywhere by people like him. So he decided the name of the country didn’t matter. Son Yoo gets up, declaring he won’t attend the questioning. In a separate room, Son Yoo checks his pocketwatch. (Joonni: Interesting. I don’t think there should be pocketwatch in Goryeo so he where did he get it? From his great-great grandfather?)

On their way to the Yuan embassy, Gongmin says to Young that today could turn out to be very perilous. Young agrees. Gongmin asks if Young said goodbye to Eun-soo but Young replies that he didn’t because he intends to go back. (Joonni: Yes! Some confidence and hope in this dark episode.)

Gongmin and his crew enter the room and Ki Chul starts with the formalities but Gongmin wants to cut to the chase. He sits down and states to Deok Heung that he is giving him one last chance to leave this land or accept his crime of kidnapping the queen and die. Deok Heung tries to remind Gongmin that this is a trial to determine if he is guilty of a crime but Gongmin won’t have any of that bullsh*t. He says that he is offering his forgiveness on the condition that Deok Heung leaves the country and gives up his name and claim to throne.

Deok Heung smiles and tells Ki Chul to start. Ki Chul holds up the decree from Yuan saying that Deok Heung is now king and those who oppose the king are traitors. At this point,  Ki Chul’s soldiers rush into the room and Young also comes into stand protectively next to Gongmin.

Gongmin asks Deok Heung if he really means to shed blood. “Are you saying it’s okay since it’s not yours?!” Gongmin tells him that the ministers are waiting at the palace and he plans to ask them to choose between him and Deok Heung. He wants Deok Heung to wait for their answer. Ki Chul declares that he doesn’t care about the ministers or citizens. He prefers this order of events- when Gongmin refuses to submit to the new king, he is killed for his rebellion. Deok Heung, the coward that he is, laughs and leaves the room, leaving Gongmin to call after him in a final attempt to prevent the bloodshed. Ki Chul also leaves the room and his soldiers start to attack. Young tells Gongmin to leave but Gongmin wants to stay. Young once again firmly tells Gongmin that he needs to leave the room and this time Gongmin complies.

Outside, the Woodalchi fight Ki Chul’s men alone. The other royal soldiers wait for Gongmin’s orders to attack the embassy.

Back at the palace, the ministers are alerted to what Deok Heung and Ki Chul did and how Gongmin is trapped inside the embassy with only his Woodalchi to protect him. Noguk enters the royal court and declares that Gongmin had wanted her to show them this if something were to happen to him. He had left an order for the dispatch of soldiers to the Yuan embassy and the royal seal. It is up to the ministers to decide whether to stamp that order and allow the attack on the Yuan embassy. The ministers look uneasy with this responsibility and decision.

Gongmin and the Woodalchi are still inside the Yuan embassy, fighting off Ki Chul’s men. Young wants to leave but Gongmin wants to stay at the embassy. Young thinks that if there was going to be an order from the ministers, it would have come already. But Gongmin insists on staying, believing that an order will come.

At the palace, the ministers are still arguing. One of them wants to send someone to the embassy to find out exactly what happened. (Joonni: *heads desk*). Lee Jae-hyun states that he knows this is a hard decision for them to make since attacking the Yuan embassy means that they are ready to attack to Yuan. Lee Saek receives a message that notifies them of Yuan’s decree to put Deok Heung on the throne. Lee Saek wants the other ministers to reject a king placed by Yuan but the other statesmen remind him that Yuan also placed Gongmin. Lee Saek counters that they chose to serve Gongmin. Noguk looks on nervously at the slow-moving and indecisive ministers.

Ahn Jae and his men wait anxiously for the order from the ministers. His men want to go and fight without the order since there are only twelve Woodalchi protecting the king right now.

While the other Woodalchi bring Gongmin inside, Young fights alone outside. His right hand starts to shake, forcing him to use his left. He tries again to see if he can hold his sword with his right hand but he can’t and he drops his sword. Dol-bae, who has come to help with the fight, watches this with shock.

Back with Gongmin, Young reminds Gongmin that 900 royal soldiers are outside the embassy waiting for an order to attack. He knows that Gongmin thinks his ministers won’t leave him here to die but he thinks that those ministers right now are busy trying to measure out which king to serve- Deok Heung or Gongmin. Gongmin argues that this is exactly why the ministers need a push like this- he can’t have them continue to be weak. He needs his ministers’ full support to continue to rule the country properly.

Young, as he clenches his right hand, warns Gongmin that the longer this is dragged out, the harder it will become for him to protect Gongmin. Gongmin replies, “This is a matter of sending my citizens to war. I need their permission.” Young asks, “Do you believe in your ministers- your citizens?” Gongmin says, “I now consider myself as one of the citizens.” Young understands what Gongmin is trying to accomplish today so he orders his men to prepare for a long fight. Young goes out of the room and sees Ki Chul’s men taking away their dead. They stop and look at him cautiously but when Young doesn’t do anything, they continue. Young looks down at the dead men and his sword in his left hand, wondering how this will all end.

Dae-man and Eun-soo are cleaning up Young’s room. Eun-soo picks up Young’s clothes and his aspirin bottle falls out. She picks it up and looks at the flower inside. She asks Dae-man how much danger “our” Woodalchi is in. Dae-man is forever confident in Young but the other guy is worried about the small number of Woodalchi protecting the king. Eun-soo assumes that there will be a lot of bloodshed. When Dae-man asks what she is thinking, she weakly replies, “That this is what living here is like. That this person has lived everyday like this.”

Yang-gak comes with Ki Chul’s men to free Hwa-Eum. Eum-ja and Hwasooin complain that he came late. He tells them that Deok Heung has received the decree from Yuan to become king so they shouldn’t worry about the consequences of killing royal soldiers.

Noguk looks weak with worry and anxiety as she watches the ministers still trying to decide what to do. Lee Saek is saying that the people who want to dispatch the soldiers should stand on one side of the room and those who oppose on the other side- the majority will win. Another statesmen argues that even if there is a majority decision, it doesn’t means it’s right. (Joonni: I want to smash all your heads together instead of hurting mine. ARGH!)

More men come to attack and Young stands alone to face them. He takes a deep breath and holds onto his sword with two hands as he attacks. He starts to kill them off but stops in exhaustion and weariness with all the fighting.

Deok Heung paces, wondering why Ki Chul is not taking this chance to go the palace right now. Ki Chul, feeling ill, explains that it is because the royal soldiers are surrounding the embassy right now. Deok Heung declares that he is king and the royal soldiers belong to him. Ki Chul tells him to go say that to the soldiers himself and see how they respond. Of course the coward doesn’t want to so he asks then what they should do. Ki Chul responds, huddling inside his coat, that all they can do is wait for Gongmin to die. Deok Heung reminds him that Young is protecting Gongmin and all the soldiers they send to kill Gongmin won’t be able to do anything. Ki Chul yells that this is all they can do since he can’t go fight Young himself. Yang-gak comes him to report that more of their soldiers will be arriving, around twelve hundred, but it will take some time for them to arrive.

The Woodalchi all stand on guard as Gongmin continues to wait. Back at the palace, Noguk also continues to wait for the ministers’ decision. Lee Jae-hyun notices how ill Noguk looks and tries to ask her to rest. But Noguk has had enough and she asks the ministers to just say that they are going to abandon their king since Gongmin is trapped, unable to do anything, waiting and hoping for their answer. “He will wait one day, a hundred days but I can’t.” She glares at them, asking, “Do you not have the courage to abandon him or the courage to attack?”

Ahn Jae receives the royal order to attack. (Joonni: Oh my god, finally!) Yang-gak rushes to report to Ki Chul that the royal soldiers have started to attack. Ki Chul can’t believe this and is apparently losing his mind. Despite what Yang-gak says, Ki Chul doesn’t believe that the soldiers are attacking the Yuan embassy. Deok Heung still has his own sanity and tries to escape. He runs outside and sees Ki Chul’s men running way, chased by the royal army.

Ahn Jae and his men see Young on their way to Gongmin. They see him just standing there among the men he has killed. They ask if Gongmin is okay and he asks where Deok Heung is. Ahn Jae doesn’t know so Young goes to find him himself.

Ahn Jae goes to greet Gongmin and Gongmin asks if he came through a royal command. Ahn Jae confirms and tells him that he heard the royal order was given with all of the ministers’ support. Gongmin looks relieved until he notices that Young is not there. He asks anxiously where Young is.

Deok Heung is running around in the embassy, hiding from the royal soldiers. Fortunately for him, Son Yoo’s henchman comes to take him away. Young is searching for Deok Heung but he doesn’t find him. His hand is still bothering him.

It is now night and Eun-soo hears something outside. It is Young who has come back with his Woodalchi. Dae-man and everyone who had stayed behind look happy to see their daejang and friends back. Eun-soo comes rushing over to Young. He steps forward to get closer and she looks at him tearfully, relieved. Instead of hugging her like he looks like he wants to, he just says goodnight to his men and goes to his room. Eun-soo follows him.

Inside, Young carelessly throws away his sword. Eun-soo picks it up and gently places it on the table. Young is about to walk out of the room with a change of clothes but Eun-soo offers to help him take off his armor. Young declines so Eun-soo asks him to not do that- turn his back to her and avoid her. Eun-soo walks overs to wipe the blood on Young’s neck but he stops her, saying it is not his blood. The men he killed today were ordinary soldiers and it wasn’t hard to kill them. Before Young can say more, Eun-soo wordlessly puts her arms around Young’s neck and embraces him tightly. Young hugs her back, resting his head on her shoulders and finding comfort in her arms.

Gongmin tells Noguk that they didn’t catch Deok Heung. If they had, it would have been the perfect time to kill him since he tried to kill the king. He also tells her that the Yuan embassy has been completely taken over but he is unsure what to do with it. Noguk knows that something else is worrying Gongmin so she asks what his worry for today is. He smiles and says, “During the day you moved the ministers’ hearts and now at night you are trying to steal a look into the king’s heart.” He tells her that he did something terrible to Young. “In order to not shed more blood, I made only him see it. I got my justification and made him pay the price.”

Son Yoo wants Deok Heung to leave Goryeo. Deok Heung has a hard time accepting this, still saying he is the king of Goryeo. But Son Yoo warns him that the palace soldiers will be here tomorrow morning to search. He is giving Deok Heung a chance to escape now so he can come back later. (Joonni: Oh my god, will someone just kill this man?!) Deok Heung claims that he still has a final card to play but Son Yoo tells him to hand it over to Ki Chul. Son Yoo packs away his seal and Eun-soo’s tools, telling his aide to bring it to a safe house in Yuan.

Deok Heung meets with Ki Chul. He says that he will tell him where Hwata’s things are if Ki Chul gives him what he wants. He wants Young and Eun-soo dead so when he comes back they are not here. He tells Ki Chul that Eun-soo has another thing from heaven- the letter inside a small container. Ki Chul brightens up hearing this. He wonders if Deok Heung believes that Eun-soo is from heaven. Deok Heung replies that he’s never seen the material that the container was made from so whether it is from heaven or not, he is sure that Eun-soo is from some place strange and has the ability to prophesize. Deok Heung tells Ki Chul that he burned the last pages of the diary but the rest of the things are safely hidden.

Inside Young’s room, Eun-soo asks Young to pull her hand with all his strength. She doesn’t see anything physically wrong- “It’s a strong and good hand”- and wishes she had the diagnostic tools to test if there is something wrong with his nerves or if it is a psychological disorder. Eun-soo forces Young down on the bed, claiming that it is a treatment.

Eun-soo brings over Young’s sword and Young sits up. Eun-soo: “You said that this was your teacher’s sword.” Young: “Yes.” Young asks Eun-soo to sit and he wraps his arm around her to hold the sword together with her. He explains to her that the sword is specially made. Ordinary swords wear down but this sword doesn’t, even after striking rock. Also, it doesn’t easily stain with blood but yesterday it did. The sword also comes out of its scabbard quietly and when you look at the blade in the darkness, it has a soft glow, like the moonlight.

Eun-soo: “I stabbed you with this.” Young: “It also stabbed my teacher.” Eun-soo asks, “It was hard on you, wasn’t it? To lose your teacher like that.” Young replies yes. Eun-soo asks if that is why he kept on sleeping- to see him in his dreams. He tells her that in the beginning his teacher did appear but then he stopped coming even though he waited. Eun-soo asks slowly, “If you didn’t meet me, would you still have been sleeping like that?” Young replies that he doesn’t know; he has no idea what it would have been like he if hadn’t met her.

Young tells Eun-soo that he didn’t catch the guy who poisoned her and he had to let the guy who is threatening her go. “This sword wasn’t able to kill who it should have killed. It only killed the innocent.”

Gongmin gives the order for the army to raid Ki Chul and his supporters house as punishment for their treason and for the soldiers to search for Deok Heung at Youngbingwan. The soldiers accept but before Young can leave, Gongmin keeps him back. He asks how many days are left until Eun-soo has to return. Young replies fourteen days. Gongmin tells him to just search for Deok Heung today and spend the rest with Eun-soo. He heard that the antidote culture was destroyed so Young should be together with Eun-soo. Young looks shocked to hear this. (Joonni: This drama is out to kill me. I know it is.)

Dae-man explains to Young that Eun-soo asked him to not saying anything and that she cried a lot. He’s never seen someone cry that much before. Young: “She cried?”

Young confirms with Lady Choi. Lady Choi tells him Eun-soo was only worried about Young- if he will be okay when she leaves or what will happen to him if she just dies in front of him. “She didn’t care what happened to herself. She was only curious about you. So I told her to ask you herself. Did she ask?”

In Young’s room, Eun-soo is working on the antidote when she starts to cough uncontrollably. She doesn’t look well. (Joonni: Just kill me now.)

Young has come to see Son Yoo at Youngbingwan. He tells him that a carriage was seen leaving here the night of the attack on the embassy. He wants to know if it was Deok Heung leaving. Son Yoo replies that he already sent Deok Heung to Yuan. Young orders his men to make sure he is not here in the Youngbingwan.

Son Yoo brings up the poison that Eun-soo has. He heard that there was no antidote for it. He tells him he met with Eun-soo and confirmed that she is from heaven. He says, “I let her be since she is going to die anyway.” He advises Young to not keep Eun-soo by his side since he can die because of her. Young walks menacingly toward Son Yoo and demands to know what he is up too. Son Yoo replies he is only giving this advice because of the small amount of loyalty he still has toward Goryeo. Young repeats what Son Yoo said, “I might die because of the doctor?” Son Yoo replies, “It is a possibility.” He also advises Young to be wary of Ki Chul. “That’s all I can tell you.”

Young returns to his room, angry and upset. He has to pull himself together before he enters his room but when he goes in, he doesn’t see Eun-soo. Young looks over at the antidote jars and angrily knocks them over, finding them empty and confirming that the antidote culture has been destroyed.

Eun-soo is checking up on Noguk again. She tells her, if she learned properly from Jang Bin, that her pulse is strong. Eun-soo takes out some things and tells Noguk that they are comestics and soaps for her and Lady Choi to use. Noguk asks if Eun-soo is already preparing to leave. She asks when Eun-soo will leave. Eun-soo says, “I will tell you about what you asked before.” She asks Noguk if she says that she and Gongmin won’t have a child for ten years, will they not see each other. Noguk smiles and says she understands what Eun-soo is trying to say. Eun-soo says, “You two won’t be with each other very long. No matter how hard you try, it won’t even be a hundred years. So each day, love him like today.” Noguk doesn’t recognize Eun-soo’s modern word for love- sarang– so Eun-soo explains. “Just being happy to be with him so much that you can’t measure with words. Missing him so much even though he is next to you. That. Sarang.”

Eun-soo exits Noguk’s room and she is surprised to see Young rushing over. He grabs her and leads her away. He tells her that he heard about the attack in his room. He asks what she is thinking by not telling him about the antidote. She replies that she was planning to pretend that nothing happened. The Woodalchi protected her so she is safe and even though the antidote culture was destroyed, she is going to make it again. He yells, “Make it again? Can you do that before you die?” Eun-soo: “I am making it to live so why are you talking about dying first?”

Eun-soo wants to ends this conversation and leave but Young stops her. “This one time, I asked to break my oath. I was greedy and wanted to break my oath to take you back even though I had no back-up plan, couldn’t protect you, and your life was on the line.” Young swallows hard as he regrets making that confession- “What did I do?” Eun-soo replies, “What kind of promise do you make by yourself? I said that’s not it.” Young says, “What I said before- to ask you to stay- I take it back. I was wrong to think it and wrong to say it.” Eun-soo tries to reach for his hand but he takes it away and says curtly, “I will go first.” Young walks away from her.

Yang-gak is mourning the surrender of Ki Chul’s wealth in Goryeo to the palace. Ki Chul vows to get back his wealth later but first, he is concerned about Hwata’s things. Eum-ja points out that even though Ki Chul had those things for years, he has no idea what they are. “What are you going to do if you find them?” Ki Chul replies, “Because it is mine.” (Joonni: Loon.)

Hwasooin says, “How are we supposed to get it out of the king’s room and how are we to believe him (Deok Heung) anyway?” Ki Chul replies that they can only find out if Deok Heung spoke the truth by finding it. He says crazily that the land Eun-soo is from doesn’t necessarily have to be heaven. It could be somewhere else on this earth.

Yang-gak wants to leave for Yuan as soon as possible but Hwasooin is in no hurry. She wants revenge for the way Young treated her. Ki Chul wants to meet Eun-soo but Hwasooin tells him that they can’t find her- not in the medical ward or with the Suribang or in the palace. Eun-soo comes to check on Noguk but no one knows where she goes after that. (Joonni: Wow, so there is actually secrecy now in the palace? Mind blown.)

Ki Chul suggests that to get to Eun-soo, they need Young. Eum-ja is eager to fight him. Hwasooin tells Ki Chul that Young was a bit strange. She declares she wants to fight him herself. Eum-ja asks why Ki Chul is so obsessed with Eun-soo even though it seems he doesn’t really want her. Ki Chul replies that it must be because he can’t have her.

Choong-suks asks some other Woodalchi what they are doing because they are just standing around. They were watching Eun-soo and Choong-suk sees hers sitting alone holding the same yellow flower (chrysanthemum) that she gave Young before. She remembers back to when at the Yuan border, Young had promised to send her back but he said he needed her safe first so she needs to stick close to him. She also remembers the numerous other times Young had protected her and saved her.

Choong-suk interrupts her thoughts to say he will escort her back to the Woodalchi barracks. She says she will go back herself after a while. He explains that Young only has a problem expressing himself. “If you get to know him, his temper is not that ‘nasty’.” (Joonni: Pfft! Thank you for making me laugh, Choong-suk, in this really difficult episode. Still I can’t forgive you for yesterday.) He offers to find another room for her if it is uncomfortable for her in Young’s room. When she replies, “Shall we,” Choong-suk nods his head as if she just confirmed all his suspicions. He says, “Everyone was worried because according to his personality, he wouldn’t ever give up his bed. The kids said when they go in the room they see two chairs put together and they suspected you were sleeping on them.” Eun-soo smiles, knowing how wrong they are. (Joonni: So cute and so sad at the same time. This drama is driving me crazy.) She gets up and asks for him to escort her back. Choong-suk tells her she can let him know if anything is difficult.

Eun-soo comes back to Young’s room and announces that she is here but Young has his back to her. Eun-soo takes out her change of clothes as Young says, without looking at her, “We’ll leave tomorrow.” Eun-soo walks over to him and firmly states, “No.” Young ignores her and says, “Tomorrow morning, early.” Eun-soo asks Young to listen to what she has to say since he just left before only saying what he wanted to say. Young: “I’m listening.”

Eun-soo: “I am going to make my medicine and stay here.” Young: “You can’t.” Eun-soo responds, “I am going to remain and stay by your side. Whether to go or not – I’m not going to waste each day worrying about something like that.” Young angrily asks if she knows what she is saying. Eun-soo firmly replies that she knows. “If things don’t turn out right, I could die in front of your eyes.” Holding back her tears, Eun-soo says, “If that happens then watch over me. I’m asking you to hold me till the last moment and not leave me alone.”

Young can’t believe what she is saying and angrily leaves the room. He gathers his composure before entering the room again and orders her to pack right now. “We are going to there and waiting till the door opens.” Eun-soo replies, “I’m not going anywhere. I’m going to stay here.” Young yells, “Do I have to forcibly take you there?” Eun-soo asks, “After you send me off, after that…did you ever think about how I will be? Did you think about me?” Young replies that back in heaven, she can live.

Eun-soo says, “Yes I will probably live. In my room in the heavenly world, I will just live. Every day talking to people whose faces I don’t recognize, saying things all day long that I don’t mean. Then when it’s night, I’m going to come back to an empty room. Every time I sleep, I will call out once. ‘Are you there?’ I know there won’t be a reply. I will wake up and live another day like that- like I am dead. Don’t you know what living like that is like? You know. Because you are going to do that to.”

Young: “These few days while you are dying, I wasn’t able to be next to you. Instead of trying to get the medicine that will save my woman, I was out killing people. So how can someone like me protect you? How can I ask you to stay next to me?”

Young’s hand starts to shake and Eun-soo notices. She holds it to her heart and cries.

Softy’s comments:

The look on his face just says it all. He is sick and tired of all this – fighting for things that do not matter to him anymore, killing people he doesn’t have any quarrels with, obeying orders he doesn’t agree with. But more than anything, I think he is starting to hate death. Something he can’t ever control as it looms over the woman he loves. It’s the only thing that stands between him and finally having something he has wanted so much lately – peace in his heart, mind, body, and soul. It’s not just the blood he wants to wipe clean now, he wants to be rid of its burden as well.

This is what people in love do – they have to go through this pain to cherish what they have. They have to almost lose it to appreciate it more. But as someone watching from the sidelines, I just want them to hug it out and stop trying so hard to protect each other. It wont change the outcome at all and only end up wasting the precious time they have left together.

Does anyone else feel like they need a way to detox from all this sadness?

Written before it aired: For some odd reason, I don’t think that “hat guy” is going to harm ES. I don’t think he went there to kill her. First of all cuz there are still two episodes left so unless she got an eye injury no one heard about, her character should still be safe.  As for losing that antidote, at least she has the ones Young took last night to alleviate some of the pain. I wonder if DH actually planned for this sort of contingency. In the case that he dies or gets captured, that she would survive somehow without the antidote. Or am I giving him way too much credit for having any human decency. As for Young and his trembling hands, I really hope the writer has more creative juices left than to say he was poisoned. Cuz there just has to be other ways to insidiously harm someone other than poison back then. If future ES knew about all this poisoning, you would think along with hiding all those warning letters everywhere, she would leave a note about antidotes as well.

My wish came true – KC is knocking on death’s door. I don’t think anyone needs to kill him cuz his weakening powers will take care of that for us. for now DH is out of the picture, so that only leaves Hwa and Eum to contend with for the next episode. Not sure if Young can take them on in his current condition. I think his hands shake more when he is under duress, when he is anxious, nervous, or in a stressful situation cuz when he is just alone with ES he is ok for the most part. (last night when he dropped that comb he was nervous about being so close to her when she looked so good putting her hair down so that probably triggered it.) In that last scene tonight, he was agitated so it surfaced again. It’s sort of like all that talk about the sword getting heavy messed with his head. so now his body is reacting first. It just doesnt want to hold that sword anymore.

Joonni’s comments:

*comes back from rocking herself, huddled in some dark corner* How do you describe an episode like this? Heartbreaking, devastating, frustrating? Those words are not enough. I just…God, their loved is so doomed….I just…can’t process anything. This was the most difficult recap I have ever written. It was so hard just typing those words, trying to describe their pain. My hands kept on stopping over the keyboard to hold my head up because I just wanted to break down and cry. Recapping this drama while I watch forces me to hold all my emotions in and only during rewatch can I fully let those tears go. I can usually process some part of the drama fast enough to write this comment section but today I can’t. I just feel so numb and wretched. I know there are things to discuss about Gongmin and Son Yoo but I don’t have the energy to. Forgive me.

Okay, had a crying session while I was screencapping. A little better now.

It’s interesting how Son Yoo and Deok Heung both said the same thing about the name of the country not being important because both have very different reasons. Deok Heung cares only about himself and has never wished for anything better for his country. Son Yoo, on the other hand, once cared about Goryeo but he lost all hope because of people like Ki Chul. I wonder what Son Yoo’s history is and what kind of struggles he went through to lose all hope for humanity and become so indifferent. But I think he does still care about the world, no matter how twisted his thinking is, because he had wanted to kill Eun-soo before she caused chaos. So what Son Yoo wants is peace without a struggle but as Eun-soo pointed out, you can’t become stronger without a fight.

In this way, I understand why Gongmin chose to become the bait and stay in the embassy, although I hate how it hurt Young.  I kept on thinking, “Why can’t he just choose another battle instead of this right now?” But I know that is a scary path of logic to begin to follow because you can always say- next time, next time. Those ministers need a struggle now to become stronger. While Gongmin’s decision pleases me none, I understand why he did it as a king. I would really hate to be him. But this is something that Gongmin is going to have to do over and over again during his time as a ruler- sacrificing the small for the bigger picture. As he warned Young, there might be a time in the future when he has to either exile him or have him killed. Gongmin’s burden is to carry out his duty as a ruler while still trying to protect the ones he love. He might end up having to sacrifice the people he loves for his country but that is his burden to carry. Thank god he has Noguk besides him.

Eun-soo’s love for Young astounds me. No, astound is not good enough. It can’t be expressed in words. Eun-soo rather die and spend the rest of her days with Young rather than to live without him. Young wants her to live even though he knows he will be dead without her. I know Eun-soo isn’t asking Young to go with her because she knows history and Gongmin needs him but I wonder what Young would say if she asked. Will he go with her? Will he leave everything behind to be with her? Will the writer abandon all history and let Young go into the future? Oh my god, I just talked myself into some hope. I know, I know, but I really need this sliver of hope to survive this week.

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  1. Not sure if anyone’s looking for the song at the end of the episode, but in case you are, here it. It’s called ‘Because of You’ by One Piece (FAITH OST Part 8)

    October 24, 2012
  2. And here’s the lyrics:
    One Piece- Because it`s you (Faith OST Part.8)

    At first, I ignored my feelings
    I pretended to be blind and turned away
    But even if I tried to hide it, my clumsy love
    Couldn’t be hidden

    My two eyes try to erase you but
    My footsteps go to find you again
    Even if my nail driven heart is you
    It’s alright because love is painful

    * My broken heart is being punished
    For having you without permission
    Though it hurts because it’s you
    Because it’s you, I live

    Being in this sad love by myself
    Has no separation so I comfort myself like this
    Though it’s a severe, outsider love
    I’ll try to endure it because there won’t be another you again

    * Repeat

    My hovering sad tears
    Will erase just one person
    Do you know that my love wasn’t a coincidence?

    Can’t you take just one step closer
    To my heart, to my tears?
    In the days that you live
    I pray that you are there

    October 24, 2012
    • mieza #

      Gukja…

      You make my tear running out again… Sob..sob..sob.. Huhuhu… Love this song also.

      October 24, 2012
      • mieza #

        Opss sorry… Wrong word… ” coming out”…

        October 24, 2012
        • Mayra #

          beautiful lyrics… (bawling my eyes out)

          October 24, 2012
    • Snshine #

      I love this song…even more meaningful knowing the lyrics. Thanks Gukja

      October 24, 2012
    • pam #

      Gukja, you’re making me all sad and emo again! Let me stay in the gutter, please. TT__TT

      October 24, 2012
    • Oh so sorry to you all, my faithful pledged sisters. Didn’t mean to make you all teary again. I love the song even though it’s sad, so thought I’s share.

      ***bear hugs to you all***

      October 24, 2012
    • Sussie #

      thks Gukja for sharing this lyrics…
      Another hit song from this drama! I just love all Faith´s OST! Do you know if OST part.8 is already available to download on iTunes? I can´t find this song 😦

      October 24, 2012
  3. I’m too numb and sad to write anything remotely coherently. :s

    Thank you Softy and Joonni, for this absolutely fast and stunning live recap.

    October 24, 2012
  4. I repeat once again “Faith will be the death of me” (hmm…another penny for Pam)

    I’m still too frustrated and emotionally wreck to sleep, so I re-watch one of the scene I told myself I would go back to see with a calmer mindset. That is the scene where CY was about to walk out of the room to change his clothes and get cleaned up after returning from the fight. He had blood on his face and armor, but he refused to let ES help him take off his armor and wipe the blood of his face. He told her it’s not his blood. She responded with ‘i know’. He went on about how easy slaying was today, because they were just regular soldiers. She cuts him off by hugging him even though he was covered in bloody armor. It was a much needed hug for him as you can see he hugged her back and rested on her shoulder with eyes closed. AWW.

    Wow, I felt like our Imja couple have come in full circle. At the beginning, she always complained how he always smell of blood and was disgusted by it and the odor altogether. So now CY’s always conscious about having blood on him and makes an effort of wiping it off and check for odor after a fight, especially before seeing her. On the other hand, ES has learn and come to love the man underneath the armor of blood and sword in hand that once frightened her.

    Wondering if anyone else love this scene as much as I do.

    October 24, 2012
    • I do. It’s so meaningful and sweet… Especially for Young. He’s so sick of fighting, he’s sick of death, and he has to carry on anyway.
      Knowing she now accepts who he is, knowing she’s not disgusted anymore, I think it relieves a lot of burden from his shoulders. She loves him no matter what.

      October 24, 2012
    • Matilda2012 #

      I agree with you Gukja, this is one redeeming scene in this very dark episode. ES has come to accept that CY is a warrior and that there will be always someone else’s blood on his hands. I loved that she hugged him tight to let him know without words that everything is alright and that she will be there to comfort him in times like this.

      The scene with the discussion of the sword is also touching because here we have ES trying to learn more about the man she loves with all her might, and the sword that he carries to protect her and the king.

      October 24, 2012
    • pam #

      Oh, gukja, you’re making me too “emo” like our daejang.

      Let’s go back in the gutter to lighten things up a bit 🙂

      When Young confronted ES about her losing the antidote and not telling him, did you hear her say, “Let’s go to our room” and tried to grab his arm? OMO! “Our room”!

      And when Choong (aka kiss killer) asked her about how he heard from the Woodalchi kids that daejang was probably making her sleep on the 2 chairs while he slept in the bed….LMAO! Hmmm…if only you knew. The 2 chairs were a smart decoy, huh? Hubba-hubba! LOL! Pervy Pam is back!!!

      October 24, 2012
      • Juliane.Lee #

        OUR ROOM screams conjugal property eh? heeeee!

        The 2 chairs seem to be small and you can’t really sleep with them. lol

        October 24, 2012
        • pam #

          We know they did “IT” already. In the last episode, I loved how Young grabbed ES’s wrist and pulled her down in bed, next to him. He had this mischievous and sly look on his face! Tee-hee…giggling like a fangirl here.

          October 24, 2012
          • Juliane.Lee #

            Yes it was. I replayed that scene over and over again. And how CY offered his hand for ES to hold. Well at first I thought they just slept holding hands. Heee!

            I remember ES’s reaction when CY laid in bed and he had a gesture that says “move”. Our doctor is expecting and it happened when CY grabbed his wrist.

            I had to pause watching and scream and roll with that scene. haha!

            October 24, 2012
            • pam #

              ES acts all innocent and wide-eyed, saying “daejang” like she doesn’t realize the effect she has on Young. Whatever, girl, you know you’re a 21st century woman and not a coy Goryeo maiden, so what’s up with the act? She probably just doesn’t Young to think she’s a loose woman….but then again it was HER idea to share a room even though she tried to pin it on Gongmin. LOL! Like I’ve said before , Young is a hot-blooded man, not a saint..heehee.

              Besides all the pervy insinuations, I love their domestic scenes together. She really is his “woman” and like he claims, she’s always been “first” in his priorities so now if she dies, he’s going to feel guilty and ruined for the rest of his life. These two better have a happy ending together otherwise there’s going to be A FANGIRL RIOT LIKE NONE EVER SEEN BEFORE (at least on Joonni’s blog)!!! Huhuhhu…

              October 24, 2012
              • debberdeux #

                I believe, the gutter is a Faith fan girl’s best medicine. I LOVED the “call me daejang again” part too. *Pervy grin*

                October 24, 2012
              • JulianeLee #

                I didn’t realized I had a typo I meant *her* wrist. Heeee

                Yes CY is a man and ES is a woman — a 21st century woman. She intently stuck to his side by asking permission from G which was her idea. And which of course an advantage to our not-a-saint-but-a-hot-blooded-daejang. Lol

                I’m on the happy ending train with you ms. Lee 🙂

                October 25, 2012
            • jeiz #

              girls please enlighten me on this,, i didn’t catch the idea that they already did “it” or im just too slow …. i think i have to see them embrace (or kiss) each other more passionately than before in order for me to arrive in that idea, but since its sageuk that scene is not allowed??…. sleeping together and holding hands in one bed (so meaning they did “it”) teehee! ** pullingmy hair and head on the table!

              October 25, 2012
          • faither #

            of course they did make love already.. he called her MY WOMAN. MINE. They did have sex already. Love making is the greatest gift ever you can give to your beloved one.

            October 24, 2012
      • YES YES YES, Pam. There you are (**turning to my right***). I see you now…it’s gutter time!!!

        I sure heard it loud and clear with Imja said ‘Let’s go to OUR room’.

        Hahaha..’kiss killer’…Pam..you’re killing me here. When I think about it…I would still like to choke CS. His speech with ES about the whole ‘Daejang wouldn’t give up his bed’ doesn’t sound believable to me. I’m sure we’re not the only who notices how Daejang’s eyes usually gets all soft whenever he sees ES. Plus, he smiles and stares at her all the time. On top of that, CS was the one that killed that ‘almost kiss’ when he walked in on them. Don’t tell me he doesn’t think there’s more to their relationship. I believe all the WOODALCHI PUPPIES knows they did it. heehee!

        Please, in my mind they have certinly became 1 if you know what I mean that first night. How can they not after his beautiful touching pro-proposal? How long have them co-habitat now? In our world, wouldn’t they be considered ‘common law marriage’????? Please please have them make up in the opening scene of ep 23 & give us more domestic scenes with them…aaaaaah

        October 24, 2012
        • oh and more scenes with ES calling CY ‘DAE…JANG…with her eyes wide-open and batting lashes….LOL

          October 24, 2012
        • JulianeLee #

          They’ve become more comfortable with each other when she started rooming in with CY. I had to screen cap every moment they had together to add it up to my collection. And I also wat moooore skinship! Lol

          October 25, 2012
          • jhen #

            after reading through this thread, i can help but to burst into laughter..after all the ups and downs of episode 22..here cames the pervy thoughts..and you gukja is the promoter of this! lmao! my sanity finally came back with this and really brought me into the gutter..all the nasty and crazy thoughts between the couple came rushing through my mind and left an ear to ear smile on my face.. 🙂

            October 25, 2012
    • joonni #

      Beautiful interpretation, gukja! I love this scene as much as you do too!

      October 27, 2012
  5. FANOFKR #

    THANK YOU SO MUCH Softy for your super fast live recap & comments & Joonni for your recap & amazing comments & feature pieces, this blog has helped me enjoy & appreciate Faith so much more, I had wanted to thank both of you last night right after Softy’s live recap came out but this episode has left me feeling so sad & wasted that I couldn’t do anything until now. Don’t think I can rewatch this episode anytime soon, hurts too much to see both of them suffer so. ES has to cry her heart out to Lady Choi bc Dr.Jang is gone, I think the original script would have her go to the doctor.

    October 24, 2012
  6. Mocha #

    Gahhhhhh i’ve been a silent reader for a while, but i just can’t resist it anymore – and i also quote those words ‘Faith will be the death of me’ which is pretty ironic when you read it pahaha.
    But omdz, my heart was like breaking whant i read/watched these past epa, i loveloveLOVE how they make it a complete rollercoster of emotions and this means that it is a successful piece of drama. It’s been a while since i’ve been THIS obsessed about a drama – and not only the actors, but also the music alone can bring me tears soon as i think of what’s happening in faith. I especially think that ‘carry on’ was a brilliant decision by the music director cuz it really pulls on the heart strings >. Where has all the sweet and innocent love gone!?!? hahaha.

    So yeah, that was my ramble – thank you softy and joonni SOO much for your recaps and other writings on Faith, it really keeps me going~!

    October 24, 2012
  7. Mocha #

    Oh…opps///it cut off half of what i said…but oh well, it was just me saying how love used to be so beautiful and now it’s not as pure and ngl, this drama has made me wanna go back in time and find that special someone ^^
    and how this drama has pretty much done its magic as it’s made people start to LIVE it XD.

    October 24, 2012
  8. one #

    What an amazing place this blog is to share my passion for kdrama and especially “Faith”. Thank you Joonni and Softy for quick recaps, insightful comments and everyone here for sharing your emotions, feelings, and ideas.
    I don’t get invested in dramas fully often but I know I am a goner once I start thinking about possible solutions to plot problems or would rather become a character myself and just go and fix everything (yes, DH is the first on the list of “fixables” :-). Furthermore, there are things that keep nagging me, and I come to the point where I need to let them be written out…
    So here, the thing that nags me right now is a… chrysanthemum. We definitely have them everywhere in this show. Could it be a perfect antidote for ES poison? Young put it in the Aspirin bottle as if unconsciously saying: heavenly pills were medicine for earthly thing like me, and mums will be earthly medicine for the heavenly person… All-knowing internet says that chrysanthemum infusion is used to reduce fever and fight infection. I just wonder…

    October 24, 2012
    • WendyM #

      Good catch~ I found that it has antibacterial & antiviral properties.

      Taken from the internet…

      “Chrysanthemum does indeed have medicinal effects. In Chinese traditional medicine, several different species are used. The most commonly used one is Chrysanthemum morifolium, the species from which decorative potted mums so widely grown in the West are derived. This herb is known as “ju hua” and its flowers help to increase blood flow by increasing coronary vasodilation. It also has antibacterial and antipyretic (temperature lowering) properties. In southern China chrysanthemum tea is very popular during the summer, probably because of its cooling effect. It is also widely taken form the common cold, headache, dizziness, red eye, swelling, angina pectoris and hypertension, according Kee Chang Huang, author of The Pharmacognosy of Chinese Herbs (CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida; 1999).”

      October 24, 2012
      • WendyM #

        I was going to add that the writer does have a lot of symbolism in the episodes which I like a lot. Like him throwing the sword…maybe the flowers mean something too.

        Also what happen to the pain reducer concoction CY got from the suribang? He took 2 bottles with him that night… really addicted to this story.

        October 24, 2012
      • debberdeux #

        Actually, this is a brilliant idea because chrysanthemum has been quite a prominent prop in the drama which signified the time when CY and ES’s love first blossomed [when ES placed the flower in CY’s hair and we see CY’s cold exterior melting a lil more].

        It would be great if the symbol of their love, ie chrysanthemum is the antidote for ES afterall.

        As for CY’s loss of his ability to grip things with his right hand, I watched another K-drama and this loss of ability can be attributed to this particular plant. I can’t remember which is which, but the leaves of the plant is poisonous, [yes, poison, again, dammit] that will cause that loss of ability whereas the roots of the plant will cure the loss of ability. Don’t know if that is CY’s condition.

        As for the life span of antibiotics and medicine, I was once told by a doctor that it doesn’t matter if the medicine has expired for a while because if there is no direct sunlight, the content of the medicine will not change, but the only thing is that the medicine will be less effective but sufficiently effective nonetheless to cure the patient.

        October 24, 2012
  9. Juliane.Lee #

    Hey, guys. How is everyone? I found this photo of Faith and it’s cute. A breather from the sad last episode. Hope this will bring smile to everyone. Check it out. 🙂

    October 24, 2012
  10. Jungah #

    Like many of you, I’ve tried to keep the faith that there will be a happy ending for CY and ES, and I think I’ve found my little light at the end of the dark hallway. When CY was leaving with GM to go see DH, GM asked him if he said his goodbyes to ES, and CY said no, because he plans on returning. Now, if this is his mentality, it should be logical that ES has to stay because he will always fight with the determination to return to ES alive. If ES were to leave, then he will just fight without any care about dying (like he had before he met ES), which could easily lead to death faster than history has said he has lived. Therefore, I believe that the third relic will save ES’s life and she will remain with CY so that he will fight with the strength of her love to keep him alive to live to a ripe, old age. Right, right???

    I will hold onto this theory with all my might. I need something after ep. 22.

    October 24, 2012
    • Juliane.Lee #

      Right! I hope that your theory will be more likely to happen. he’s now determined to fight and survive the fight for ES. ES have decided to stay but CY still wants to send her back. The 3rd relic will be the answer — I have high hopes for this.

      October 24, 2012
  11. I can’t wait for the last 2 episodes 😦

    October 24, 2012
  12. Apple Box #

    The sad, sad scenes of Ep 22 seems to confirm that LMinHo looks most beautiful & act best when portraying emotions like anguish, sadness, despair or frustration! Is it just me, or does anyone else think LMnHo is definitely more stunning frowning than laughing? And man, doesn’t he become “hishighnesshotnessgod” when fuming mad?!

    October 24, 2012
    • Apple Box #

      OOOOPs, sorry grammar check-
      *seem (not “seems”)

      October 24, 2012
    • pam #

      I think he’s handsome either way, but when he flashes his megawatt smile and dimples, I DIE! There’s no other comparison. Good thing Young rarely smiles in Faith because I’d be swooning all over the place.

      The only time I didn’t think he was cute was a picture of him in a mullet! Man, that traumatized me! What a travesty to ruin such a beautiful face with such an ugly haircut… *Shivers*

      October 24, 2012
      • Apple Box #

        Traumatic indeed!
        Same is true of photos of him with heavy makeup (reads: super dark eyeliner, etc.).
        😉
        Whatever Faith gains or loses by end of ep 24, one thing its Director achieved – all angles, all close ups of LMnHo, ohmygollywow, speak so much beauty & beyond……

        October 24, 2012
        • pam #

          I agree…I did not dig the guyliner trend from a few years ago…glad he’s done with that.

          Okay, we better stop fangirling here or Joonni’s going to kick our butts off this recap post to her “Keeping the Faith” posts (exclusively for fangirling)…LOL!

          October 24, 2012
      • Because one Unnie likes to see LMH smile and the other LMH being broody : http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcercqtx961qap5cdo2_250.jpg and http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mceryfBqEH1r3n4xoo1_500.jpg
        #^u^#

        October 24, 2012
        • Juliane.Lee #

          Nice pictures! thank you Nutella for your post. Love them.

          October 24, 2012
        • pam #

          Thanks for the eye candy, Nutella! Either way, he’s a beautiful man 😀

          October 24, 2012
        • Halleluyah…the one with the KILLER SMILE is TO DIE FOR!!! Can Daejang look any hotter….TOOOOOOOOOO DAMN HOT in here.

          Thanks for sharing.

          October 24, 2012
        • Sussie #

          Thks Nutella 😉
          Killer smile + killer gaze= dangerously hot combination (*swoon alert* *swoon alert*)

          October 24, 2012
        • Mileyy #

          OMG!! thanks nutella for the pics.. 🙂
          Breathtaking pics especially the smile. . My heart is still racing. . 😉

          October 25, 2012
        • Apple Box #

          Thanks for the link/pics.
          Unbelievably hot!

          October 26, 2012
  13. My dear pledged sisters. Despair not. We’ve still got 2 episodes so why don”t we just treasure CY and ES’s love for what it is now. *Group hug*

    My sister thinks that I have completely lost it [my mind, that is]. She complains that I’m grinning at my tablet screen one moment [when I’m reading all of your funny comments here] and I’m singing “gaji marayo” (don’t go) in a fake crying voice the next.

    I never had the capacity to cry for dramas [I envy you girls who can be so emotionally involved – sometimes I wish I could]. I, on the other hand have been thinking of 50 different ways to torture DH and KC. I took the wrong pill from the wrong bottle. Instead of the happy pill I took the sadist’s pill.

    I would personally like to put KC naked on a white horse [ie, an ice sculpture of a horse] and soak him ice water to get a taste of his own medicine of freezing Y’s hand.

    As for DH, in one of the episodes he mentioned that it’s driving him insane behind bars since there were no books or badook for him. I’ll do just that for him before physically torturing him. I’ll drop the badook pebbles for him to hear and sing nursery rhymes in the creepiest manner, chanting “little sneak, little sneak” in between until he loses his mind.

    If inspiration comes, I’ll write a poem about Faith just to thank Joonni, Softy and all my pledged sisters here for the wonderful times that we have here just to stop me from thinking about more torture mechanisms until next Monday.

    October 24, 2012
    • Sussie #

      *Big Hug*
      Deb, you´re right! we need to calm down and don´t despair… we are just on Wednesday… Personally, if I continue drowning in my river of sorrows and despair until Monday… i think I´ll be such zombie by then! LOL

      Today I have decided to press my “positivism switch” on!! yay!

      PS: My sister told me the same thing! hahaha that i need to calm down since it seems that I lost my mind (also said that I became a Iphone/ laptop addict and all she sees me doing every night is… feeding my Faith´s addiction, searching for “Faith´s drugs” here at joonni´s hehehe (if she´d know that I´m also navigating during work time… Ha! what to do? It´s impossible for me to stay away hahaha)

      October 24, 2012
      • debberdeux #

        Yay! *big bear hug*

        We should, on the other hand savour this fangirling moment too since this is the last week of waiting.

        October 24, 2012
      • Don’t worry you two, at least once a day somebody would call me ‘crazy’…’nuts’…’insane’…’cookoo”. My response would always be ” KNOW…thank you!”..LOL

        October 24, 2012
        • I meant ‘I know..thank you!”

          October 24, 2012
    • Mileyy #

      *hats off to u* debberdeux. The torturing ideas are awesome.. 😉
      I am sick of both of them they always take away the beautiful moments of our Imja couple. .
      Anxiously (though sad) waiting for the second last episode. . I will miss it and visiting jooni too. . 😦

      October 25, 2012
    • jhen #

      a *great big hug* for you my pledged sister debberdeux..

      as what you have said “despair not”, and yes, i’ll be doing it now..feeling all the sadness after watching episode 2, devastated me much..what i’d just do is to cherish all the romantic and funny moments of our imja couple..this is the best medicine i could get to ease the sadness i felt..

      2 more episodes to go and its gonna be the end of the drama, though i still do hope it isn’t yet, but it has to be right? since the drama only calls out for 24 episodes..I just hope they’ll have some special episodes though because i’m pretty sure having the last 2 episodes won’t do much of wrapping the whole story..

      and i’m gonna be missing fangirling with my pledged sisters here..i’m just glad that I found you all here at joonni’s..only here i can’t vent all my admiration, fun and joy about my craziness on LMH.. 🙂 i got no one to share it with among my friends or my officemates but i here i got lots of you to share it with.. 🙂 i’d truly be missing you ladies..*a great big hug to you all my pledged-sisters*

      to joonni and softy, thank you so much for doing the best recaps..i hope having us here, following you two on Faith recaps, paid off all your hardwork for this drama.. 🙂 god bless to both of you and may you always continue doing this craft that brings out the best in you..

      ~muahzhugz~

      October 25, 2012
      • jhen #

        i mean episode 22 not episode 2.. 🙂

        October 25, 2012
  14. Thank you, Joonni and Softy for your recaps once again. ❤

    Previously I have not really left any comments personally because some of the comments have said everything on my behalf but ever since Ep22, I couldn't find an outlet for what I am feeling at the moment. I felt the same anxiousness as I have felt watching LOTR: Return of The King. I was at the edge of my seat soaking in every moment of it while it lasted and at the same time letting out deep sighs and groans from the pit of my stomach. Ask me if I was in pain and I will tell you, very much so. I wanted someone to put a gun to my head and end misery once and for all. I felt like jumping into the screen to help CY fight off those worthless creeps and also give ES a great big hug when she cried her heart out to Lady Choi. A lump in my throat formed as I saw how desperate ES was holding on to her love for CY. She made me cry as she tried to cling on to every ounce of hope there is. How much more have they got to go through in order to be together? How much more pain has CY have to endure to finally be the one man ES can totally lean on?

    I eat, sleep, and dream Faith. I am going cuckoo and it isn’t funny. I have asked my hubby when is he going to call me “imja”? The soundtrack of my life is Faith OST. I have come to this stage and we all wonder why. Is it because of the cast’s great portrayal of each individual character? To me, these historical characters have burned themselves onto my heart. Whatever happens in the last two episodes I will face it as bravely as I can. I am trying my best not to put my hopes too high for fear of total heartbreak but if this story ends well with almost every questioned answered, I will be the happiest. Please let it be a good one. – FAITHful, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    October 24, 2012
    • FANOFKR #

      Thank you for a heartfelt comment, you said it all, I also have that lump in my throat since watching Ep.22, am seriously considering not watching the next 2 eps until I have confirmation that it’s a happy ending.

      October 24, 2012
      • @FANOFKR I am in the same boat as you are. I have turned my face away from certain scenes in ep22 where I found unbearable to watch. Seriously, I do not need to be wailing through the last 2 episodes. Don’t think my heart can take it. I shall mourn for the longest time if it was to be a sad ending like 49 Days. I am so glad I found this blog where I can share my feelings with everybody.

        October 24, 2012
    • HAHAHA…funny you’re wondering when your hubby will call you ‘imja’, cuz my hubby already started calling me ‘MY IMJA’ only because he thinks I’m going nuts over Faith. I told him ‘who wouldn’t be cookoo over Faith when you got a DAEJANG that’s to die for!

      October 24, 2012
      • Sussie #

        Please tell me your secret gukja! how did on earth you achieved that??!! your hubby started calling you “my imja”… even if it is only joking to you… No way!! hahahaha ROFL Please share your secret! LOL

        October 24, 2012
        • Hi despo looney #3…LOL

          Here’s my recipe:
          Spend every spare time on anything ‘faith’ related. Have him search and download all Faith OST once it comes out, put it on your ipod and play the songs (with ‘repeat’ on) all day long. Have him download every single episode of Faith as soon as it becomes available and put copies on your work laptop. Talk to ‘faithful pledged sisters’ every chance I have….

          Good Luck!

          October 24, 2012
      • @gukja hahahaha To be honest, he has begun to call me psycho instead! Oh this daejang totally oozes all sorts of appeal. It’s hard not to have my hubby try to imitate that same hotness. I used to think, LMH was another pretty face to grace the screen but ever since he became daejang, I think he has found a new convert in me. Great job, LMH!

        October 24, 2012
    • joonni #

      Hugs Michelle, sending you lots of hugs.

      October 27, 2012
  15. ann #

    Last night I was so disappointed, sad ‘n angry because too much pain at the 22 episode.. But jus now, I couldn’t merely prevent my self to re watch the episode, there’s such a big gravitation that pull me out to watch again.. Hehe.. I can’t deny, the story, actor, actress ‘n the director are all great! Even we had already followed the live report, reading the recap, watching ‘n then crying, feeling so sad, become hate ‘n hurt with so much pain cause of ES ‘n CY pain. That’s not enough!! After all, still I can’t avoid to not await next episode.. Isn’t it embarrasing?

    October 24, 2012
  16. Bonjour!, mon anglais étant mauvais, je préfère parler en français pour te dire un grand MERCI!! pour tes récaps!! Je prends un vrai plaisir à te lire, tu fais du bon travail. Au plaisir de suivre les derniers épisodes avec toi jooni! à bientôt 🙂

    October 24, 2012
    • Apple Box #

      Bonjour! Merci beaucoup.
      😉

      October 24, 2012
    • Sussie #

      Bonjour Christelle! Enchantée que tu nous rejoigne… notre “Faith´s sisterhood” ;)… autre soeur pour rire et pleurer ensembles!!
      Je sais que ce n’est pas à moi que tu t´adresses mais comme je parle aussi français… (j´espère que ça ne t´embête pas…) mais j’ai traduit ton commentaire (pour faciliter à Joonni la lecture de ton commentaire 😉 )

      “Hi! Since my english is poor, I prefer to speak in french to say THANK YOU so much for your recaps! It´s my real pleasure to read your posts, you’re doing a great job. To the enjoyment of following the last episodes with you Joonni! See you.”

      October 24, 2012
      • Sunshine #

        Sussie, you are awesome! I understood what she wrote, but I don’t know how to write in French, so thanks for welcoming her. (and you too, apple box)

        October 24, 2012
        • No soucis we continue in English because I understand it but do not know how to write it is not simple for me!!. Otherwise this episode leaves me really anxious for the suite. I wonder how’s that be going to finish? she will stay? Pfff. I want to see happy Young, I want to see him smiling (lee min ho is too sweet!!) as for Eun soo I like her!! But its choice is not simple. Die with him or live alone without his love. Grrr…. I cry with them…

          October 24, 2012
      • Merci beaucoup pour ton aide sussie!! je suis le fil avec vous !!

        October 24, 2012
        • Sussie #

          Ravie de t´aider 😉 On est tous ensemble en attente de la fin de ce super drama! Bien sûr, aussi un peu angoissée par l’incertitude de l´avenir de nos heros. Mais il faut pas perdre la foi d´ une fin heureuse!

          October 24, 2012
      • joonni #

        Thank you Sussie, for the translation!

        October 27, 2012
    • joonni #

      Welcome, Christelle DIJEONT!

      October 27, 2012
  17. vicky #

    Oh no, I think we ‘ re all can gest what happend next , ep 23 war choi young will hit yuang and ep 24 find atinode . and happy ending hahahhh

    October 24, 2012
    • FANOFKR #

      Can you pass me some happy pills you’ve been taking cos I wanna be optimistic like you too, but I read here that they are doing wormhole scenes so either KC dragged ES there or CY tied her up & took her there in order to send her back. I totally can imagine CY doing that cos he seen how the young king suffered from poisoning & there’s no way he can standby & watch her go thru the same. Sorry to rain on yr parade, like I said, pass me some happy pills.

      October 24, 2012
  18. Apple Box #

    Hi Joonni, hello Softy – your recap reach has widely spread out, indeed! Congratulations & more power to you both. Your site must now have official French interpreter. My sister knows French but she is not into lMnHo or any Kdrama. So, while I can “coerce” her to do the honors for our French Faithfriend to feel more “at home” here, many may be sadly lost in translation….:-))

    October 24, 2012
    • Sussie #

      hi Apple! LOL! I think we were doing the same thing here… hahaha
      I was just translating Christelle´s comment just at the same time you wrote this LOL

      October 24, 2012
      • Sussie #

        Faith´s sisterhood has indeed surpass borders 🙂 LOL

        October 24, 2012
      • Apple Box #

        Oh, very thoughtful and sweet of you Sussie. Thanks much. Am so glad I can get to read the translation thru your efforts. I was tempted to all my sister already & demand her to help out, whatever way……It is a small world, after all. Thanks again Sussie.

        October 24, 2012
        • Apple Box #

          *correction – “I was tempted to call (not all) …”

          October 24, 2012
      • Apple Box #

        Sussie, our resident French interpreter!
        ❤ ❤ ❤
        Reminds me of that French dialogue in K2H ;-))

        October 24, 2012
  19. Classy #

    I spent the last 3
    WHOLE hours watching BOTH episodes plus reading all the comments on the post..

    I am indeed a wreck..and i cant even cry …SIGH!!
    [baaaadddd need of hugs..]

    Anyway..there is sooo much i want to say but i am still reeling from all the after effects that my mind is quite blank..

    Faith is sooo taking the have stock load of tissues by your side trajectory and seriously that aint good for our hearts and mind..
    try as i might a happy ending is JUST NOT forming in my head..

    gha…be positive; positive classy..

    where has all the fun moments gone??
    where are the saas that once filled out lady and made me wanna hug her everytine she came??

    Where is the bromance and love??
    and also the crazy harry-potter styled sound track that had me in splits every time it came./.

    I am grieving with faith which is not how i wanted to feel for it EVER..

    Gongming really needs to man up [whats the use of doing somehting and feeling for it later huh??]

    and CY too needs to get his warrior mode back into action..I mean yes she is dying but he is acting like she is dying THAT moment when she is actually a living soul..
    Its thankful that ES still has a clear head and is not running like a rabid animal or something..else i shudder to think the position that young will be facing now.

    Will it too much to ask for a balming and calm ep 23 or just bear all the angst to come and prepare for the ultimate??

    too many questions..not to many answers..
    I feel like I too am going through a slow death like phase like EUn Soo..all thats lacking is the presence of a smexy general..
    [gutter alert..]

    I think the antidote better come fast..
    for ES sake and ours as well..

    and yeah I am officially back guys..thanks for all the wishes of speedy recovery..
    🙂
    It helped very much..

    just wait till i properly read your comments and attack you..
    [evil laughter..]

    😉

    October 24, 2012
    • Sussie #

      Welcome back Classy!! Hope you´re feeling so much better! 😉

      Sending you a bear hug… and a chocolate bar to help you with your sadness… I know! first 24 hours after watching EP22 are the worse!

      I´m also sending you some of the “happy pills” that I took… ;). Ingredients: 1. CY´s wife last name= Yoo; 2. We already are at the bottom= all that remains is to raise from here; 3. third relic = solution to ES´s sickness. 4. writer loves surprising us. So, since all is pointing to a sad ending (too obviously)… she will give us the opposite!

      “smexy general” LOL! (you made me have AGAIN naughty thoughts hehehe… and I was behaving as such a good girl this day… until now hehe)

      October 24, 2012
      • Classy #

        THANK YOU soooooo much for the pill sussie..

        and pls dont go about saying that you were a good girl..I read all the exchanges between you and gukja..

        so no i wont take your word in that..
        besides you are the Despo Loony no 3..
        Pam gets no 2 as she has been spazzing about CY and LMH’s smexiness for quite a while now..

        so the top three of the club need to maintain your levels

        October 24, 2012
        • Sussie #

          ROFL You caught me! hehehe. Guilty as charged! But, how could I not have those thoughts? CY/LMH´s gazes, smiles, voice, … he ruined me LOL He´s the real culpable here!

          October 24, 2012
        • pam #

          Unabashed Despo Loon #2, reporting to G-rated enforcer, daejang Classy! LOL!

          You need us despo loons to lighten the mood around here a bit, my dear!

          Episode 22 was like a buzz killing, atomic bomb that wiped out all the giddy fangirling hopes for a happy ending for Faith.

          Those two sadistic bastards, PDnim and Writer Song, owe us a shirtless LMH scene, don’t you think? Actually, I think Dol-Bae’s toned body put LMH to shame so he’s probably not going to reveal his upper body any time soon…pooh! It’s okay, LMH, just flash us your megawatt smile and we’ll forgive you 🙂

          October 24, 2012
          • Sussie #

            Pam, what do you think of this: shirtless CY… asking to his imja “call me daejang again” hehehehe *pervy laugh* (just couldn´t keep that thought to myself LOL)

            October 24, 2012
            • You actually put a smile on my face and made me giggle!

              October 24, 2012
              • Response to Pam & pledge sisters out there. I have shirtless LMH, it was emailed to me from dramafever. If you can’t find it, let me know.

                October 24, 2012
            • Juliane.Lee #

              @ Sussie: don’t forget to add “yogi” + shirtless daejang ;)))))

              October 24, 2012
              • Sussie #

                How to forget that! LOL 😉

                October 24, 2012
            • pam #

              Sussie! LMAO!

              Just as you said this, I just pictured Young posing like Fabio on a cover of a cheesy romance novel: Young is bare chested, his long hair whipping around in the wind as he clutches onto Eun Soo’s tiny waist; she’s wearing a Goryeo dress with a high slit baring one pale shapely leg. They are bemoaning their star-crossed lover’s fate wondering if the gods (PDnim and Writer Song) will have mercy on them.

              Shout out to all of the fanfic writers on here…Nutella, Klove, Onichick and Scottishlassuna (and whoever else I forgot). Don’t know how these talented ladies do it. LOL!

              October 24, 2012
              • Sussie #

                ROFL Pam… I think we need to see soon a kiss, hug or whatever skinship between those two for us being able to calm down our imagination hahaha. I´m afraid soon we could get punished by our G-rated daejang, aiming for a better behavior of us LOL!

                October 24, 2012
            • jhen #

              thank you girl..this made me laugh..haha! this will be fun to watch..

              October 25, 2012
          • Why is all the fun talk happening whilst I is in school? And err… LMH shirtless… either that, or him with babies… I won’t be satisfied unless either of those happens >.<;

            October 24, 2012
            • better yet….’shirtless and babies’….

              October 24, 2012
        • Ahhhhh…..all the loonies are at the club. Despo Looney #1 is in the house!

          Sorry I’m late. I’ve been deprived of Faith all god damn day long.
          Welcome back, Classy! It’s about time you got back to the Gutter Club, but no worries as you can see we’ve been keeping your chair warm. Pam and I have been glued down here in the gutter or in front of Daejang’s room since you’ve been gone. Haha.

          You must be feeling better. I see you promoted Sussie to ‘Despo Looney #3. Congrats, Sussie!

          Dying here with Pam’s wild imagination of Daejang’s romance novel. All sorts of images of our Daejang are taking over my brain as I’m writing this. GOD…IT’S GETTING TOO HOT IN HERE. CY’s lightning is making me burn from the inside out from head to toe. Someone please ask KC to cool us all down…LOL

          Ep. 23 had better start off with a make-up session and a shirtless CY on top of ES! I don’t want to continue picturing a shirtless Daejang all on my own in my head whenever he’s on screen. That doesn’t do him justice.

          October 24, 2012
            • JulianeLee #

              Spell hot = LMH woooo lol

              October 25, 2012
            • Mileyy #

              woooooo. . I love his body and smile. . LOL 😉
              damn hot guy he is. .

              October 25, 2012
            • quirkstine #

              So I’ve been trying to be a good girl and stayed away from this site in the hopes of cooling down my Faith fever til Monday. I cheat on my self-imposed restriction ONCE and what do I see? Lee Min-freakin-hot in all his airport casual glory. My heart rate’s gone up and my hormones are all over the place. If I die, you girls already know cause of death: LMH-induced photosensitive epilepsy. Kindly direct investigators to the culprit (Pam).

              October 25, 2012
            • Sunshine #

              How did I miss this? I love his minimalist style. And those cheetah sandals he has on in the second to last pic are ones he’s been wearing on the set of Faith.

              October 25, 2012
            • Daejang…where are you going? Please take us all along for the ride! We faithfuls won’t jump you all at once…YAK-SUK…hee

              Thanks for sharing, gutter-buddy.

              October 25, 2012
              • pam #

                “GUTTER-BUDDY”! Gukja, you crack me up! Thanks, I needed that laugh!

                October 25, 2012
      • I’d like a prescription of the happy pill, too. I need to drown my sorrow in anything, drugs will do. I’ve been searching the net for hopefuls, and every time I find one, I feel a little relieved. I will try to switch myself into the positive mode, otherwise, what is the point?

        October 24, 2012
  20. After having spent re-watching both eps this afternoon I think I have come up with a feasible way for our Imja couple to be together, get cured and remain in Goryeo.
    There is still the third Hwata relic … which is – by KC’s words – non describable.
    For a Goryeo person a tablet or cell phone would be definitely not describable so I guess it must be something like this. On it she will either find the antidote formula (though I think that highly unlikely and too ‘easy’) or that cell phone/tablet is a key to open the gate and will draw energy from the force field of that gate. So ES can use it to come and go as she pleases. Her own cell didn’t work, but then she was quite far away from the actual gate so … it could be the key to open and close the gate. Otherwise how could have future ES travelled back in time?

    I know, I know I’m actually babbling (FAITH WILL BE DEATH OF ME!!!) but this ahjumma needs hope so badly right now, I’d do anything to have a believable HEA.

    October 24, 2012
  21. Dear Joonni+ Softy,
    i am a bit ashamed of my depressed post right after
    the Episode aired. I am usually not like that, but this time
    it did hit me hard at first.

    But now i came to the conclusion that this
    Series is not only about the faith between the characters but also
    about viewers Faith.
    They want to show an epic finale, they asked
    the fans for staying with them till the end.

    I dont think they will let us down. Not after all the love the team
    has poured into every episode.

    I dont know where i read it first, but i think the sentence:
    “Lets have faith in Faith!” was never truer than now.

    If you could would you please delete my depressing post on
    site 1? I want to show a better, more faithful site of me, to my
    fellow Faithlings.

    with lots of affection
    Marmele

    October 24, 2012
    • joonni #

      Hmm, Marmele, I don’t know what yo mean by “site” 1 and I don’t see a depressing post from you.

      October 27, 2012
  22. soon #

    I am a optimist, from the beginning, ES mentioned Yuen will be parished soon, so Yuen got to take care of its own civil wars and don’t have the means to bother Gyorea so i don’t think there will be war between these 2 countries. And so CY will be free without worries to accompany ES back to modern time, greet her parents then came back to Gyorea time since the portal would be open for a period like the first time where CY got to spend some hrs there. haha my 2 cents.

    Next, when Kichui finally found the portal, it closes right on his face and he missed it and go snap….and that king’s uncle was killed in Yuen during the civil war…and…why not we have a voting game on how our imja couple will end.

    Many are LMH’s fans, but i like ES too, though there are comments about her being noona like to CY, I like it that because of her life experince, she is a sister like character to the queen too. I think is the right choice, if is City Hunter that actress, then really won’t be convecing. When she talks to the queen and CY about love, living etc or the way she handled DH or KC, yes i think she is really good.

    October 24, 2012
    • FANOFKR #

      ‘KH killed in Yuen during the civil war”
      Yeah brilliant, thank you!

      October 24, 2012
    • I couldn’t agree more! I think KHS is amazing as ES. No one else can portray ES as much as she can. ❤

      October 24, 2012
      • Ditto that.

        KHS nailed the part. Can’t imagine anyone else playing ES and her ‘i don’t take bullshit crap’ contemporary attitude and ‘love and sacrifice for the one man’ who only knows how to be a warrior and nothing else…who needs that ATTITUDE and LOVE of hers!

        October 24, 2012
        • There were some who were too quick to judge her before the drama was aired, stating she doesn’t have chemistry with LMH and that she is too old. These people are eating their own words now. If they were near as perfect as her, they would be actresses themselves. hah!

          October 25, 2012
        • cacao #

          Yesss ToTaLLy Agree with both of you, I don’t get it why many LMH fans not like her just because the age gap. she’s suite for ES role, no one else can. They have to watch the show to know how good She is.

          October 25, 2012
          • Precisely! KHS is a sanbae and she knows what she is doing. Her tone of voice quivers and changes when she is crying and speaking at the same time. It doesn’t look as if she is acting instead realistic enough to make the audience stay glued to the screen. Also her beauty is not only skin deep. It glows from within. I am totally in love with her!

            October 25, 2012
  23. lidy #

    its thursday 5am in seoul korea right now? know what that means? it won’t be long itl it’s monday comes around again and its time for the FAITH FINALE!!!!!!!!! pls pls pls pls, let it be epic, dh dies a thousand deaths, like the idea of heaven’s gate slamming in kc face, es is cured and lives happily ever after w/ her woodalchi general, woodalchi puppies, and their own litter of children.

    going pervy, but they did share a bed, so would love it, if es is back to her bubbly self and says something like “i just want the three of us to be together.” can you imagine cy face when he hears that and having es taking his hand and place it on her belly, saying “yes, three.”

    kkkkkkkyyaaaaaaaaa, i’ll die for joy. good thing we got insurance

    October 24, 2012
  24. shinri #

    it keep getting more poignant as its near the ending. i not hoping for a happy ending right now, i afraid i’m gonna be devastatingly disappointed if i ever think about those sweet picture of CY and ES actually smiling without having to think about those srslly-i-want-to grab-a-gun-and-shot-them-all-because-i’m-sure-i’m-gonna-lose-if-i-use-a-sword-guys. 2 more ep,what can i expect from those 2 hours of broadcast? in ep 21, i was so shocked by JB death,i actually i have stop reading the recap for a while to catch my breath, he stays with them from the 1st ep, of course, i shouldn’t be hoping for every good guys to live in this kind of theme,but JB, i’m not ready for that. and those supposedly a sweet scene! i should be grinning like crazy when those scene was aired but i can’t help but saying ‘oh god! i don’t want to watch it’ because i don’t want to get attached to the sweet scene and if this
    drama end on a very bad ways, i have to recover my broken heart by watching all those sweet scene over and over again which to also ends up to break my heart even more than it should be. Faith is the 2nd drama after Love Rain to make me feels this awful. Love Rain ends with a very happy ending which i already expect it but this drama, i don’t dare to think of a happy ending.
    Btw, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHkvan-NFnM -christina perri_a thousand years.I was reading ep 21 recap when i listen to this. can you imagine how i felt at that time? it really suck!

    October 24, 2012
    • Apple Box #

      Oh, shinri, that song “A Thousand Years” is the saddest, yet very enchanting song ever…..
      And yes, it could pass up as the theme song of our CY & ES.
      If the finale were to send me to the valey of tears, I won’t dare listen to this song.
      Otherwise, I may end up in rehab forever! ;-))

      October 24, 2012
      • Apple Box #

        *valley

        October 24, 2012
    • Lift your spirits a little. I just posted an MV with Eng Subs, which basically focuses on the love that CY and ES shares. I felt hopeful making it, and wish for everyone to be hopeful, too.

      October 24, 2012
      • Matilda2012 #

        Beautiful MV, klove. Loved all the scenes.

        October 25, 2012
  25. Just a little thought that came to my mind today. I wrote it on Soompi, so I figured I’d share it here as well 🙂
    Do you remember Choi Young’s prophecy? The historical Choi Young I mean.
    He said the grass was never going to grow on his grave because he was being killed on false accusations.
    Fun fact, he was right. Grass never grew on his grave, until 1979, when the first sprouts of grass started to grow.
    How old is Eun Soo? 33…
    She was born in 1979 😉

    October 24, 2012
    • FANOFKR #

      Thank you for sharing. I am its no coincidence.

      October 25, 2012
    • Mayra #

      :O you’re right…

      October 25, 2012
  26. Amy #

    Girls, I’ve been reading your comments and Joonni’s recaps (thanx a million!) since ep.12, but I haven’t commented so far. Now is the time, because I see there’s a general atmosphere of discouragement and desperation. I want to encourage us all. After being down in the dumps and crying my eyes out with all of you and ES and CY, I couldn’t sleep thinking about how the drama will end and I’ve just had an epiphany! I can’t say if the end will be happy or not, but I’ve realised that we all and CY and ES are just being silly for acting so desperate and tragic. There’s no reason for such desperation! We seem all to have forgotten that when CY went through the Timedoor it had already been open for a few days. He had enough time to go visit the conference, find ES and drag her through the door. Then WHY does everyone assume that this time the door will close the minute the doctor walks through it back to the future? Isn’t it more reasonable to think that there will be time for her to go back to the future, find a pharmacy, buy her antibiotics, maybe even get new surgical instruments and some makeup, and then just walk back through the door to the past… There’s no need for her to choose whether to stay in the past and die or go back to the future and lose CY. She can have the best of both worlds.
    And there’s no problem abut how she’s gonna pay – there must be some gold and jewellery in Goreyo and there are plenty of porcelain vases she can just take with her as she had planned in the beginning 😉 So cheer up, the future is bright!
    Another weird point is the Prince’s obsession to go to heaven world. Why does he need ES for that? He knows where the door is, he knows it’ll open in the next 1 month – he can just go camp in front of it and walk in when the door opens. Doesn’t it make more sense?
    I’m crossing my fingers for a happy ending! I think it’ll all seem very sad and impossible – there will be separation, there will be tons of tears, but just when we all think this is the end, she will be back again and they will live happily ever after…

    October 24, 2012
    • Sussie #

      Amy, I couldn’t agree with you more!
      I also want to believe that ES (in case of crossing that portal… just in case she does it…) will have enough time to come back to her daejang 🙂

      October 24, 2012
    • lidy #

      u know what amy, ur right. but then i got to thinking that if es goes through the portal and get her medicine, won’t she have to be held overnight til doc says its ok to go home. she’s been poisoned and there aint no over the counter medicine for that. she’ll have to go to the hospital and w/ the ruckus cy caused and the swat coming, on the off chance she’s spotted, police will def want to interrogate.

      as for kc, thinking he needs es to go to heaven, wasn’t it back in ep 9/10, kc was mad that the door to heaven opened in front of cy and not him. so most likely he’s thinking that bad luck fate allowed cy to go through and bring back es, so he’s probably the only person in all of goreyo that can pass thru bc he’s fated/destined to go thru. meanwhile kc probably won’t be able to go thru unless he hitches a ride w/ es.

      but i’m being a downer and like your points better. and es can easily escape from the hospital and run for her life to the portal b4 it closes

      October 24, 2012
    • joonni #

      But since the ES is unsure how long the portal will stay open, she can’t bet on going there and back when there is the possibility she can’t return to Goryeo.

      October 27, 2012
  27. Amy #

    There’s no other option left. If ES crosses the portal and never comes back, CY will die of sadness. If ES doesn’t go back and dies without the antibiotic – CY will also die of sadness. CY can’t go to the future and stay there, as this is not according to history. They can’t live without each other anymore – so no separation is possible. Hence, they’ll either die together or live together in Goreyo. As far as we are informed – CY lives. This means that so does ES. Isn’t this logical?

    October 24, 2012
    • Sussie #

      TOTALLY AGREE!!

      Another option… ES doesn´t go back because (just before crossing) she discovers another thing left by her future-self… something that could help her cure 😉 (example: a prescription inside 3rd relic in order to help her fabricate an antidote … fast way)

      October 24, 2012
      • lidy #

        or medicinal charcoal. its supposed to help w/ poisons apparently

        October 25, 2012
  28. Nicky #

    Hello! I’ve been following this wonderful blog for all the faith recaps. I think ES’s poisoning is probably not deadly because in ep 22, baddie DH asked baddie KC to kill ES and CY before DH returns to goryeo, and in exchange he will tell KC the location of the relics. If the flying tic poison is deadly, why would baddie DH need KC to do that? Just a thought… (as for myself, I’ve been infected with the incurable LMH addiction, even hwata can’t help.) 🙂

    October 24, 2012
    • Apple Box #

      Yeah, Nicky, incurable indeed. Just where in the world is hwata? Lots of addiction to cure here. I am on the list.
      Faith seals LMnHo as an actor.
      And the world is smitten……forEver!

      October 24, 2012
      • Nicky #

        Hi Apple Box! the thing is while waiting for next monday to come, I’ve no way to feed the addiction since I’ve watched all his shows! Only an alien invasion with a total memory wipeout will cure the addiction. haha.

        October 24, 2012
        • Apple Box #

          Total memory wipeout! Say that again pls.
          Faith ep 22 nailed it.
          The sorrows & frustration all add up to mother of all “emotional bondage”.
          This much the director & writer know.
          Let them dictate whatever ending suits them. (Am angry now)

          I do not even know how I shall manage first few Mondays after ep 24.
          I had to come to work today, after 2- day self-imposed leave.
          This is going bonkers 😉
          Argh, it took so much to just even open my office door.
          Ouch! Universe isn’t working as it should.
          Why, we even can’t wait for Mondays, like it is the new Friday!?!

          October 24, 2012
        • ann #

          well you’re not alone nicky! Let’s hand in greeting the alien… ^ ^

          October 25, 2012
  29. pam lee #

    Wow, it’s like a funeral around here.

    My ears are going deaf from all the sobbing and sounds of breaking hearts for our OTP.

    Dear pledges sisters, how are we going to get out of this funk?

    Is it Monday yet?

    October 24, 2012
    • Sunshine #

      Don’t worry Pam. Sunshines got a song for us all to sing (hee hee) It is just for fun, of course, so don’t expect anything amazing. 🙂

      October 24, 2012
      • pam #

        I’m sure it’ll be epic.

        I am worried I won’t do it justice…and you’re making me nervous …ahaha. Good thing Nutella’s got my back 🙂

        October 25, 2012
        • Sunshine #

          Oh good, You’re up. 🙂 I had to start halfway over because my track went screwey! I was up so late! here’s the link…let me know if it doesn’t come through or won’t d.l. I will add the one without the vocals rit after breakfast to give you enough time to practice…hahahahh. Please don’t laugh at me…I should be embarrassed to the point of not putting it here because of my singing…but you get the poiton the track. 🙂 *big hug*

          October 25, 2012
          • pam #

            Sunshine, I don’t see the link? And I won’t laugh, silly!

            October 25, 2012
            • Sunshine #

              dedicated to Joonni, Softy, and all the Faith Fan girls. 🙂

              Yeah I’m Faith fan girling
              leave Me alone
              I’m waiting for the live recaps
              Can’t answer the phone
              Hope no one sees me
              Bawling my eyes out
              Cause I’m with the fan girls at Joonni’s
              Screaming, Swooning,
              And trying not to shout

              Softy’s fingers are Typing on the fly
              Though she’s missing sleep
              She’s loved by her peeps
              For bring Faith to us live
              We’ve hit refresh a dozen times
              To try to get the skinny
              On Daejang, Imja, Baddies
              And king and Queen-ee

              (writer song don’t let us down
              We want a happy ending
              If not, Ugly emails we will be sending

               
              We are in awe of Joonni and Softy’s writings
              So insightful and eloquent
              but dang our emotions feel spent
              Yeah, we’re faith fan girling
              We fan girls come from all over the globe
              Sharing in our drama of kdrama-faith,
              and Lee Min Ho

              Lee Min Ho
              We love you so
              You make our hearts pitter patter
              And when you fight, smile,speak or sleep
              We become like melted butter

              Yeah we’re faith fangirling
              Please give us a minute
              We are reading about time travel, Goryeo, and Hwata’s third relic
              Read the forum threads
              Wished the bad guys dead
              Watched our favorite scenes
              and the in-betweeens
              And Read the fan fiction
              Totally offical We are truly addicted

              Our hearts skipped a beat
              When their lips did meet
              Oh how we’ve waited for that kiss
              In case you didn’t notice
              We’re kind of obsessed
              We went crazy when he grabbed her wrist
              Ali’s carry on is stuck in our head
              We’re really, really tired and should go to bed.

              We are in awe of Joonni and Softy’s writings
              So insightful and eloquent
              Been elated, heart broken and at times full of woe
              But that’s the life of a fan-girl, don’t you know?
              Yeah, we’re faith fan girling
              We fan girls come from all over the globe
              Sharing in our drama of kdrama-faith,
              and Lee Min Ho

              Oh, and Pam, some parts are more whispery because I was downstairs in the bathroom at 3am trying not to let the sound go up our vents (our vents carry sound like crazy). This is what I had in mind as soon as the phrase “yeah, I’m fan girling came” for inspiration. Hope you like it. P.s. I obviously love Faith, Joonni, Softy, and you girls to go this far since I can’t sing. LOL. Oh, and it should be understood this song was made *in a day*, so it is a work in progress. Now get me your vocals, Stat so I can swap mine put! 🙂

              without further ado…

              http://snd.sc/XYn1kX

              October 25, 2012
              • pam #

                My work has blocked that link! 😦

                I will have to check it out when I get off work at home.

                I’m so excited to hear it!

                October 25, 2012
              • JulianeLee #

                Hey ya sunshine and Pam! I heard the song and it was great! It will be a hit to our fangirling world! You are talented sunshine!

                October 25, 2012
              • I would like to hear it!

                October 25, 2012
              • Tickety tock…can’t open this at work. Looking forward to it tonight. I’ll put my dancing shoes on while listening…

                Love the lyrics, Sunshine. It’s catchy and funny at the same time You are truly gifted.

                Thanks for the drugs! ha.

                October 25, 2012
              • jhen #

                nice one sunshine.. 🙂

                October 25, 2012
              • Sunshine #

                @Juliane, JHen, Gukja- Thanks girls! 🙂 Glad you like the Fan Fan Girling Song (it is going to sound so much better when the *real* singers here lay their voice tracks) @conjie008-did soundcloud link work for you?

                October 25, 2012
              • For some reason it didn’t work on my iPhone. I’ll have to check on the computer, cause I’m in location shooting.

                October 25, 2012
    • “how do we get out of this funk”…hmm…let’s see

      Remember daejang’s scene with the bow and arrow? Let us all imagine him teaching us how to shoot an arrow, so that we can shoot as good as the heroine in the Hunger Game.

      Let’s imagine him teaching us this:
      Posture, proper grip on the bow, and the proper orientation…

      ***listen to his voice telling & showing us where to put our hand on the bow ..’YOGI’ said Daejang…all this with his million dollar smile on’***

      OMG…I can’t even breathe …

      October 24, 2012
      • Apple Box #

        Me needing oxygen mask now…..argh!

        October 24, 2012
      • Pfffttt at this rate we’ll be making LMH make a drama cd with major use of the dummy head mic *swoons at idea*

        October 24, 2012
  30. eventuality #

    I never post on here but i have been following joonni for a while now. Thanks for all the recaps ❤ Didn't read through all the comments but does anyone think my conclusion is far-fetched?

    I think the ending will be one where Eun-Soo gets sent back to the modern world, but Young will follow her. If you think about it, it's the best solution, because in the modern world they can be together, she will be healed, and it must mean that Goryeo will be able to stand on its own feet under the king (which would tie up all the plot-points of our story nicely). I've seen some signs throughout the series that points to that conclusion (from Young losing his heart to serve, problems with his hand, Gongmin's rise to 'power' (him attaining strength, or, his justification), Eun-Soo's antidote being shattered, and Young realizing that there really isn't anything other than Eun-soo that he would live for in his time.)

    October 24, 2012
    • Amy #

      CY goes to the future? He refused to even learn one word of the future slang – it all pointed to him NOT being fit to live in the future – ES said it loud and clear once. Also he is a famous person in history – the king can’t fight Yuan without him. The writers will have to REALLY think hard to give us a plausible ending – be it happy or not – as right now any ending I can think of – happy or not – will still leave some mess. Like if CY stays in Goreyo with or without ES, will he still be able to fight? With his hand shaking and dropping the sword… am not so sure…

      October 25, 2012
    • Matilda2012 #

      I am seeing the same scenario of CY going with ES through Heaven’s gate because if she really has this infection(poison) then the only treatment is in the future. I cannot really see a treatment as the 3rd relic. Antibiotics do not last forever. Antidotes cannot be made easily and if she has some type of infection, then I believe she was culturing the bacteria that caused her infection and trying to find some substance that would inhibit or kill bacterial growth. Can’t do that in 2 weeks. My scientific brain cannot accept that.

      If she is weak by the time Heaven’s gate opens, CY will have to take her to the hospital. If they are filming by Heaven’s gate, that means someone has to go through. If both of them go through, the question is, will CY remain by her side? I cannot see him just dumping her in the hospital and running out on her. But then if the writer is being true to history (and I think she is based on Noguk’s story), CY has to go back to Goryeo. Will ES be going back with him? I really cannot see this two people being apart from each other. It will be like a death sentence for them.

      And the 3rd relic, I can only speculate that it is some gadget from the future. KC said that he cannot describe it so it’s got to be something that does not exist in his world. I have a feeling that this relic will determine the ending of this story.
      .
      Just my thoughts that I would like to share, but then Writer Song always introduces little twists and surprises.

      October 25, 2012
      • Keaton #

        I think it might be a microscope, ES said at one point, it would be really helpful to have one…but I am note sure how a microscope will save her now.

        October 25, 2012
    • pam #

      I am a delusional fangirl and selfishly don’t really care what happens except that our OTP get a happy ending together! Okay, I’m not THAT delusional. Young cannot stay with ES in heaven; if he does, Korea will not be what it is today, independent from Yuan. I don’t think the writer will have enough guts to veer THIS far away from real history.

      October 25, 2012
    • Matilda2012 #

      If I remember correctly it was inside that box where the diary was and there was some type of white fabric covering it. So it should be a small item. Gaaaah…..what could that be?

      October 25, 2012

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