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Recap: “Faith” Episode 24- FINAL

Joonni: I can’t find the words to summarize this episode for this introduction. I just can’t. It was too great and too powerful for me to describe.

Softy: No matter how you look at it – this was one memorable ending. How they wrapped up the story and connected all the dots will leave its audience wondering why they ever had any doubts to begin with. It has only been a few hours since it ended, but this feeling of emptiness has been seeping in ever since the final credits rolled. How to fill this void is up in the air so I hope our captain Joonni has some ideas about how to wean us off this addiction.

Episode 24- FINAL

Gongmin starts the questioning but Ki Chul interrupts to say he has one request. He starts to pull something from his sleeve and Choong-suk tries to stop him. Unfortunately, Ki Chul takes out the medicine that Yang-gak gave him and eats it. He pushes Choong-suk away and breaks apart from his chains using his newly strengthened power.

The Woodalchi attack Ki Chul who is trying to get closer to Gongmin. He fights back, killing them. Gongmin tries to leave but Ki Chul stops him. Gongmin asks if he has gone crazy. Ki Chul replies that it’s nothing. He only came to find what is his. He wants only Gongmin to remain behind and have all the others leave because they are getting on his nerves. Deok-man tries to attack Ki Chul but fails.

Young enters the royal court and sees his men dead on the floor. Gongmin declares to Young that Ki Chul has gone crazy beyond any help. Young asks calmly what Ki Chul is up to and Ki Chul replies that he came for Eun-soo. Young’s hand starts to tremble and Dol-bae notices. Young sees Dol-bae start to ready his spear and knows what he is planning to do. He whispers, “Don’t do that,” but Dol-bae calls Ki Chul’s attention and attacks. Young screams out “Don’t do that,” as Ki Chul escapes Dol-bae’s attack and grabs his neck and freezes him.

Young kicks up a sword lying nearby and swings at Ki Chul but Ki Chul knocks it away. Young stands in shock to have been so easily disarmed.

Before fighting Ki Chul again, Young checks on Dol-bae. He holds him up by the neck and Dol-bae smiles back at Young, happy to have served his daejang. He dies and Young rests his hands on his chest.

Facing Ki Chul, Young asks for a sword and Deok-man hands him one. Young demands that everyone stands back. Ki Chul advises Young not to try so hard. Young ignores him and orders Choong-suk to escort Gongmin out. Gongmin can see Young struggling to hold up the sword so he asks the other Woodalchi to help Young. “Don’t let him fight alone!”

In response, Young orders his men to stay away. Ki Chul tries to get closer to Gongmin but Young swings his sword heavily at him. It misses Ki Chul and although Young continues to try to slay Ki Chul, his sword won’t move swiftly and Ki Chul is able to knocks it away from Young again.

Young is not about to give up however, so he picks up another sword and asks Choong-suk why he has not left with Gongmin yet. Gongmin declares that he will stay here, behind Young.

Ki Chul demands to see Eun-soo or he will kill everyone here in the palace. Young replies, “I can’t allow it,” and firmly grasps his sword with two hands. Ki Chul asks what Young is planning to do with his broken hand. Gongmin pleads with Young to back off this once. Young replies that he is okay. Gongmin continues to plea, saying that he knows there is something wrong with Young’s hand. Young replies that there is nothing wrong with his hand; it’s just that the sword is heavy.

Ki Chul laughs at Young and swings his sword at him. While at first it seems Ki Chul is pushing Young back, Young is finally able to push Ki Chul away from Gongmin and with a powerful swing, he cuts Ki Chul’s sword in half. Ki Chul is shocked and asks Young what kind of sword he is using. Young replies, “I told you. A heavy sword.”

In Young’s room, Eun-soo gets up from the bed and Lady Choi rushes over to her. Eun-soo looks around the room for Young and asks where he is. Lady Choi replies that he went to the palace briefly because something came up. She asks if Eun-soo is okay and Eun-soo replies that she’s feeling dizzy and her body aches all over. She breathes a sigh of relief, however, because she was afraid everything was going to turn out to be a dream.

Lady Choi tells Eun-soo that Young was with her the whole night. Eun-soo weakly replies, “He must have been very scared.” Lady Choi asks if she thinks the treatment worked. Eun-soo makes Lady Choi feel her forehead and Lady Choi remarks that there seems to be no fever. Eun-soo feels her pulse and says with happy exhaustion, “I must have survived!” Lady Choi hugs Eun-soo and pats her back in relief.

Dae-man is running around in the palace when he sees Hwasooin and Eum-ja fighting the guards and killing them. He runs off to alert the other Woodalchi that Hwa-Eum are coming for Eun-soo.

Young asks Gongmin if he had another reason for allowing this dangerous man (referring to Ki Chul) to enter the royal court. If not, can he kill him right away? Gongmin addresses Ki Chul. He knows Ki Chul wants to kill him but he wants to let Ki Chul live since Ki Chul is a citizen of Goryeo and he heard that Ki Chul’s empress sister also cares about Goryeo. He wonders if Ki Chul is ready to negotiate.

Ki Chul says to Gongmin, “At first, I thought you were simply a weak person with a lot of pride. But now I see you are a politician.” Addressing Young, he says, “A person like you can’t live under a king like him.” Young orders Ki Chul to watch his mouth but Ki Chul continues. “Kings like him only regard you as a hunting dog. He will be ready to throw you into boiling water in the name of duty and you will go in there willingly. You are like that.”

Young angrily sticks his sword into the ground and says to Ki Chul, “I warned you.” Ki  Chul won’t be threatened, however, and he continues to try to tempt Young. “The citizens don’t even know the king’s name but there are only a few that don’t know yours.” Ki Chul’s words remind Young of what the former king said, before he stabbed the Jeogwoldae captain- how the citizens trusted the Jeogwoldae captain more than the king. The king had asked if the person who protects the citizens is the Jeogwoldae captain or the king.

Ki Chul asks Gongmin what he has done by himself to be on the throne right now. Did he even shed a drop of blood? He points to Young and declares that Young was the one that gathered the Goryeo statesmen together. The military also follows Young. He gives a final jab at Gongmin’s confidence- “All you have it the title of king.” Ki Chul says to Young, “You should be the king.” He adds that he can get the decree from Yuan immediately.

Gongmin, his confidence not shaken, sighs at Ki Chul and says to Young, “That person wants your answer.” Young raises his head a little higher and declares, “I will give my answer to Your majesty. Seven years ago, someone I knew was asked a similar question. Because the question was too heavy, he was only able to answer with his life. Now I know that he was wrong.”

Gongmin worriedly exclaims, “Daejang.” Young clarifies his statement. “He was wrong because he ran away.” Ki Chul asks why Young doesn’t want to become a king. Young replies, “I already have a king. What else could I want?” Gongmin looks proud and relieved.

Young picks up his sword again and asks Gongmin if he wants to let Ki Chul live. Before Gongmin can answer, Ki Chul starts to leave the room, saying he has stalled enough. He bursts through the door but the Woodalchi are ready to attack him. Young yells for his men to back off, afraid that they will get hurt, and Ki Chul runs away. Young walks after him.

Deok-man gently places Dol-bae’s spear back by his side, where it should be.

Hwasooin and Eum-ja are making their way to the Woodalchi lair and as Eum-ja stays back to fight off the Woodalchi, Hwasooin continues on by herself. Dae-man runs ahead to warn Lady Choi that Hwa-Eum are coming and Lady Choi starts to prepare Eun-soo to run away to the palace. Eun-soo asks Dae-man about Young but at that moment, Hwasooin enters the room, smiling. She says, “What, you were hiding here all this time?”

Dae-man fights Hwasooin to allow Lady Choi to escape with Eun-soo. But Dae-man is no match for Hwasooin and  she burns his neck. Lady Choi goes back into the room to help Dae-man, leaving Eun-soo alone.

Another Woodalchi comes to find Eun-soo and warns her that Eum-ja is coming so they have to leave. He offers to escort her to the queen’s quarters.

Hwasooin has knocked down both Lady Choi and Dae-man. She starts to leave but Dae-man holds her back after grabbing a wet cloth. He uses it to block Hwasooin’s burning hand and with Hwasooin distracted, Lady Choi comes up from behind and stabs her. Hwasooin dies. (Joonni: I really shouldn’t be this happy about someone dying but my goodness, I screamed for joy. Finally!) Lady Choi asks Dae-man if he is okay and he just says, “Our doctor. Hurry!”

Eun-soo is thrown into a carriage with Yang-gak waiting for her. He knocks her out unconscious. The Woodalchi spy drives the carriage away.

Eum-ja has finally reached Young’s room and he finds Hwasooin dead. He rages in deadly fury.

Dae-man finds Young and reports that Eun-soo is not at the queen’s quarters. She appears to have gone missing. Before Young rushes off at this news, he checks Dae-man’s wound. Happy that he is alive, Young pats him on the head. (Joonni: Thank god this puppy didn’t die. Oh thank god.)

Noguk comes to see Gongmin, who is pacing in his room. She has heard that his room was ransacked so she asks what was it that Hwa-Eum were trying to find. Do-chi, who has been checking underneath the floorboards, shows Gongmin and Noguk the box with the medical tools. Gongmin thinks they are similar to Eun-soo’s tools but Noguk points out that they are not because they are rusted. The other eunuch hands Gongmin another box, which has the last page of Eun-soo’s diary in it. Gongmin remarks, “We will only know after the doctor sees this.”

Noguk asks about Young. Gongmin replies that he ordered a complete search of the capital and told Young to wait. He was worried Young would just be wandering around with his current mental state. Noguk worries about Eun-soo’s health. Gongmin is worried too and knows that Young left her behind to come to him.

Noguk says to Gongmin, “This kind of thought occurs to me. He brought someone from heaven against her will for me.” Gongmin replies, “To speak freely, he kidnapped her.” Noguk wonders, “Is heaven giving them hardships because she doesn’t belong here?” Gongmin replies that since he was the one that ordered Young to bring her here and not let her return, he should be the one receiving the hardships. Noguk, forever wonderful, offers to share the hardships. Gongmin asks why. Noguk answers that she has something to say to him once they find Eun-soo. It’s a word from heaven that the she learned from her. Gongmin asks Noguk to say it but she pleads off. She will tell him later when something happy happens to him. He suggests maybe when he takes down the Mongol barrier up north and reclaim the northern territory. Noguk agrees and Gongmin smiles. She places her hand over his and asks him to think about Eun-soo and Young. He replies yes.

Young has come back to his room. Lady Choi is sitting there, waiting for him. She tells her that Hwasooin’s body is gone and it seems that Eum-ja took her. Since he couldn’t carry both Hwasooin’s body and escape with Eun-soo, there must have been someone else.

Young asks how Eun-soo was and Lady Choi replies that since Eun-soo had a fever all night, not well. Young asks about the poison and Lady Choi tells him that Eun-soo thought she beat it. Young swallows hard and wants to leave right away to go look for her but Lady Choi calls him back. “Where are you going? The king said you should wait.”

Young yells, “I AM WAITING!” More quietly, he repeats, “I am waiting.” Lady Choi tells him to stay here so he doesn’t miss any information that comes in. Young faces Lady Choi and says weakly, “I feel like I am going to die right now. Right now. Me.” He takes his sword off the wall and leaves the room.

Young goes to see Gongmin. Gongmin informs Young that he has ordered emergency inspection points all the way to the border. Young knows that Ki Chul wants to go the portal. Wanting to go chase after him, Young exclaims that he knows the way there. Gongmin asks if Young will follow Eun-soo if he finds her. Young, thinking that Gongmin is scared that Young might go with Eun-soo, asks if that is why Gongmin held him back- to hear the answer to that question. Gongmin replies no. He just wanted Young to move after getting more information. He also wanted to hear the answer, “Yes,” from Young.

Gongmin: “I know how weary you here in this land. Do you plan to follow her?” (Joonni: So Gongmin wants to hear yes to this. Finally willing to let Young go and not be a warrior.) Young replies, “I already gave you my answer. I won’t follow what my teacher gave as an answer and the path he took. So I have already returned. Please help me bring back my woman too.” Gongmin holds back his tears and his relief to hear to that Young will come back to him. Taking Gongmin’s lack of response as permission to leave, Young bows and exits the room.

Shi-wool and Deok-man report to Young that soldiers and informants are out following and looking for Eun-soo, her kidnappers, and the Woodalchi spy.

Eun-soo wakes up to a sword at her neck. Eum-ja demands to know who killed Hwasooin but  Eun-soo doesn’t know. Before Eum-ja can hurt Eun-soo, Ki Chul tells him to back off and Eum-ja grudgingly obeys.

Ki Chul sits next to Eun-soo. Seeing how weak she looks, he asks if she is feeling unwell. Eun-soo asks if she has been kidnapped. Ki Chul replies no. She asks if he will let her leave then if she says she wants to. Ki Chul again replies no, she can’t. Eun-soo demands to know why Ki Chul is doing this. He tells her that they will be going to the heaven’s door together and through it together too. He also shows her the chest with Hwata’s third relic in it.

Ji-ho reports to the Suribang sister that they have spread the notice about Eun-soo to everyone they can, including beggars, so they are bound to find her. Suribang sister says that they have to or else, Young is going to live the rest of his life like a ghost again. “I can’t bear to see that again.” She remembers something and suggests to Ji-ho that they look around at different medicine shops. Wasn’t Ki Chul buying up all the medicine before?

Eun-soo opens the box and recognizes the relic. She starts to gasp at the realization that it definitely belongs to her this time.

With the help of Suribang informants, who located the Woodalchi spy, Ji-ho and the royal soldiers find Ki Chul’s hiding place. Unfortunately, Ki Chul has already left with Eun-soo. But because of the large Suribang information network, Young is able to find out where Eun-soo and Ki Chul are heading next. Choong-suk offers to sends soldiers with him but Young declares he will go alone.

Back in the palace, both Noguk and Gongmin pray and worry over their friends.

Inside the moving carriage, Eun-soo tells Ki Chul that while she is not completely certain, the notes left in the diary indicate that the portal to heaven has something to do with solar flares. She doesn’t know where and when this door connects too but seeing that Young went through and back, one round trip is at least possible. But she doesn’t know what will happen next. She warns Ki Chul that since this will be the first time Ki Chul will go through the portal, she doesn’t know where he might end up.

Ki Chul declares that he doesn’t care. All doors in the world are meant to be opened and walked across. Eun-soo wonders what Ki Chul will do once he goes through the door. He says he will continue to look for and gather anything and everything that will heal his body and fill the hole in his heart. Eun-soo agrees to escort him to the door but she wants him to let her go after that. Ki Chul refuses and declares that they will go together. Eun-soo pleads that she has to stay here but Ki Chul is adamant.

Ki Chul and Eun-soo stop by an inn for the night and Eun-soo secretly grabs a piece of charcoal when nobody is looking.

In the morning, Young is at the same inn, searching for Eun-soo. He doesn’t see any sign of her and is about to leave when he notices Eun-soo’s message in Hangul written in charcoal. Young recognizes it from the flashcard she once showed him, teaching him that it means she is okay.

Eun-soo’s kidnapping party comes up against an inspection point and Eum-ja fights off the soldiers, killing them all.

It is night again at another inn. Yang-gak buys up the whole inn for the night.

Young has finally caught up with Eun-soo. He jumps of his horse and heads into the inn.

Eun-soo is lying in bed while Ki Chul sits in a chair next to her, wincing in pain. She hears him and offers to feel his pulse. Ki Chul refuses, saying he can’t trust his body to someone he doesn’t believe. Eun-soo sighs in resignation. She is about to lie back down when she hears a loud banging outside. Ki Chul leaves to check out the commotion.

Young bursts through the inn door and attacks Eum-ja. They fight while Eun-soo, in her room, slices Ki Chul’s hand with the dagger that Young gave her and escapes from him.

Still fighting, Young maneuvers Eum-ja’s sword to stab Yang-gak. He dies. Eum-ja and Young continue to fight and Young finally kills Eum-ja too. (Joonni: Seriously, shouldn’t be this happy but I am. All the baddies are dying!!)

Ki Chul escapes the inn, closing the door behind him. Young follows after, opening the door. Before he leaves, he notices something behind him and turns. Eun-soo, who has been hiding from Ki Chul, steps out from the shadows to face Young.

Indescribably happy to see her, Young immediately asks her if she is okay. She silently nods yes. He asks if she is feeling ill and she nods no. Before he can allow himself to feel completely relieved, he asks her, “So is everything okay now?” Eun-soo finally finds her voice and she tearfully replies, “Yes.” Young asks for one last confirmation. “So will you be by my side from now on?” Eun-soo, feeling just as relieved and happy as Young, replies in a stronger voice, “Yes.” Hearing her assurance, Young tightly embraces Eun-soo and she cries tears of joy in Young’s strong arms. (Joonni: He doesn’t drop the sword this time!)

Eun-soo and Young lie in bed together. He says to her, “The door opens tomorrow, right?”  Eun-soo confirms. He asks if she will okay, worried how she feels about saying goodbye to her world forever. He knows that she has people she would like to say goodbye to through the door. Eun-soo asks him if she can, wanting to at least say goodbye in front of the portal. He says he will escort her there.

Eun-soo worries about Ki Chul also being there though, and asks if Young will be able to beat him if they fight. Unlike Young’s answer to the same question before, this time he answers with a smile that he can probably beat Ki Chul.

As Young continues to look at Eun-soo with a smile on his face, Eun-soo asks why he is looking at her like that. He replies, “To remember you because I don’t have to forget you anymore.” Eun-soo caresses Young’s face and traces his nose and lips. Young takes her hands and kisses it. He asks her to sleep and she closes her eyes. He continues to look at her and brushes her hair behind her ear.

Ki Chul has reached the portal and it is open. Excited, he tries to go through it but it repels him.

Young and Eun-soo walk through a field with a large tree, arm-in-arm. Ki Chul is at the same field and he sees them. Looking dangerously ill and psychotic, Ki Chul informs Eun-soo that the door is open. Eun-soo replies that her calculations must have been right then. Ki Chul asks her to teach him how to go through the portal. Eun-soo replies, “You just go in.” Ki Chul doesn’t believe her and says, “You continue to deceive me, mercilessly ignoring my sincerest desire.”

Young doesn’t like how angry Ki Chul is getting so he asks Eun-soo to stand back. Ki Chul furiously screams at Eun-soo, “Answer me!” Young orders Ki Chul to stop. Ki Chul declares that there is only this land in this world. “Death will end everything. There is nothing more!” Ki Chul starts to run toward Eun-soo. Young tries to block him but Ki Chul pushes him out of the way. As Ki Chul gets closer to Eun-soo, Young throws his sword at him, piercing Ki Chul through his back.

Young steps in front of Ki Chul to keep him from Eun-soo. Ki Chul takes this chance of close proximity and starts to freeze Young, declaring that he will take Young with him to see what is next after this world. Unable to free himself from Ki Chul’s suicidal and desperate grasp, Young falls to the ground, frozen. Ki Chul also falls.

Eun-soo screams as she runs over to Young and starts to do CPR on him. Young watches her in his frozen state. In voiceover we hear Young ask, “Why was it this person?” (Joonni: Remember what Young asked Dae-man before- why did he bring Eun-soo out of all the other people in heaven? This question is reflective of that. Young has always been wondering  why Eun-soo came into his life.)

Ki Chul gets up and picks up Young’s sword. He walks over to Eun-soo and stabs the ground next to Young. He grabs Eun-soo and proceeds to drag her away. Young lies alone in the field, watching Eun-soo leave, unable to do anything. In voiceover, we hear what Young is thinking. “I wasted so much time thinking that. Father, I finally found it. Is it too late now?”

Young remembers his first meeting with Eun-soo, bringing her through portal, and picking her up with his arms. He remembers her cupping his cheek and playfully tapping his shoulder.  He remembers how she put the flower in his hair and how he leaned on her shoulder. He also remembers the sad moments when he wiped the blood off her ear and saw her cry for his sake. He remembers when she taught him the handshake and when she smiled at him brightly, waving goodbye.

Ki Chul drags Eun-soo to the portal. Eun-soo escapes from Ki Chul by going through the portal but Ki Chul can’t follow her. He falls on his knees and draws his final icy and empty breath.

Eun-soo walks out of the portal and she is back in Seoul. In voiceover, we hear Young says, “But that person will answer like this. It’s okay. Everything will turn out fine. This is just the beginning.”

Eun-soo runs back to the hospital she works. She is ambushed by a nurse who introduces her to the Japanese reporters who have come to interview her. Eun-soo pleads off, asking the nurse to take care of them. Before she leaves, she grabs the reporter’s bag. Back in her room, she packs the bag with her medical supplies and things off her table like the portable projector and her necklace.

The nurse calls the police to report that Eun-soo, the kidnpapping victim, has come back but she is acting really strange, dressed in weird clothing.

Eun-soo runs back to the portal and we hear in the background the news report of a solar flare. In voiceover, we hear what Eun-soo wrote in her diary later, in reflection of this day. “The time in Seoul when I ran only thinking of saving him. What went wrong and when? What did I need to return back to the person I left?” Eun-soo takes one last look back at her world and walks through the portal.

We see the last page of Eun-soo’s diary still on Gongmin’s table, never to be read by Eun-soo again. We also continue to hear Eun-soo’s diary entry. “Was my longing not enough or was it my faith?”

Eun-soo comes back through the portal and she runs to the field where she left Young. But Young is not there and Eun-soo realizes she has traveled to a different time. We hear the narration again: “I grew far from him again.” Eun-soo heads back to the portal but it is too late. The portal has closed. We continue to hear Eun-soo’s narration: “Leaving that person dying, I was left alone in a world a hundred years earlier than his.”

A sad montage of Eun-soo and Young play for us. (Joonni: And at this point during my live-watch, I was a wreck. Literally. My hair was a mess and I was screaming, “No, no, no, no, no!” I was thrashing in my seat, trying desperately to keep my hands on the keyboard.)

Eun-soo resides in the house we saw in her dream before. She pulls out her things from the backpack- the necklace, the diary, the film canister, and the projector. Eun-soo writes in her diary to herself like we saw in her dream. Eun-soo narrates, “Still, I believe everyday that on that day, that person didn’t die. I believe.

Eun-soo uses the portable projector to watch a video of her mom and dad. She talks to them as the video plays. When her mom asks about her cold, Eun-soo replies that she got all better. When her mom asked if she got the food she sent her, Eun-soo replies that she wants to eat her mom’s potatoes but they don’t have potatoes here. In the video, Eun-soo’s mom urges her dad to say something too but he is too shy. Eun-soo waves hi to her dad tearfully, even though he can’t see her. Right at the moment her father is about to say something, the projector dies. Eun-soo is once again alone with not even a picture of her family to comfort her heart.

Eun-soo travels in the same clothing we saw her do before. Eun-soo is at the portal again. We hear her narration: “Someone once said this. A longing heart creates a connection. Only memories will make that moment come true.”

The portal opens again and Eun-soo walks through it and she returns to Seoul. Eun-soo walks back into the portal and she is back in the past. But as everything seems to be exactly the same, Eun-soo doesn’t know exactly what year she has landed in.

Eun-soo goes to the inn to eat and she sees the soldiers there in Goryeo uniform. She stops one to asks (in old Korean speak) why Goryeo soldiers are in Yuan territory. The soldier asks her how this could be Yuan territory when Goryeo fought Yuan and took over this land. He wonders how she could not know this. Was she hiding deep in the mountains somewhere?

Cautiously, Eun-soo asks for the former king’s posthumous name and he tells her it is Choong-jung. Hearing this, she excitedly asks how long the current king has been king and she finds out it’s been five years.

The soldier is called over by someone and she sees that is Deok-man, looking older with a mustache. She also sees Dae-man, who is no longer the puppy of the group, and he is ordering his juniors the same way Young used to. Choong-suk also enters the room, looking for Young. Deok-man tells him that Young went to the tree again. Dae-man adds that whenever Young goes there, he always stays at three nights and four days. So he should go bring him some food.

Eun-soo has run back to the field with the large tree she left Young at before. Young is sitting behind the tree, looking out into the vast sky, when he hears footsteps behind him. He slowly turns around and sees Eun-soo. In return, Eun-soo’s eyes widen in shock. Young calmly walks toward her like he was always ready and expecting to see her again someday.  Eun-soo doesn’t say anything and neither does Young. They just stare at each and smile, as tears of joy fill their eyes. They have come far and waited long but now they are finally together. Yes, their love transcended time and space.

Joonni’s comments:

First, my most sincerest and special thanks to Softy who helped create this community and enthusiasm with her live recaps and tireless updating. I have always admired her for how much heart she puts into her dramas, how unafraid she is to love and praise and wear her heart on her sleeve. I have always considered myself to be very lucky because I always meet the best people and with Softy, I know this luck continues. She is like my very own Young whose loyalty to her readers and drama fans always amazes me and makes me want to follow in her footsteps. I feel incredibly privileged to have recapped this drama with her. Beyond what I can express with mere words.

And all my readers. You guys already know how much I love you all. Thank you for making this journey so much fun. Thank you for always encouraging me and Softy. Thank you for loving this drama as much as we did and more.

I am elated. Absolutely elated. After all that worrying and anxiety because I had no idea how this drama would end, this has got to be the most satisfactory ending ever for me. My heart feels so much at ease and I am right there, right now, with Young and Eun-soo feeling every last bit of their happiness and love for each other. What I feel is indescribable right now and I am having trouble forming the words to properly give tribute to this drama.

The time-traveling story: In short, despite the small holes and questions here and there, I love it. I think I was so curious about the time-travel mechanism because I saw it merely as a plot device to keep Eun-soo and Young apart and I thought the writer was being really secretive and stingy just for the dramatic tension. But after watching this final episode, I understand why she did that. Because it is in the uncertainty about how the time-traveling works by Eun-soo and us viewers that is at the heart of Eun-soo’s love. Writer Song didn’t want the time-travel thing to be perfectly explained or figured out by Eun-soo before she went through the portal to save Young. She didn’t want us to be able to calculate where and when Eun-soo was going to end up. She didn’t want us to know how many times Eun-soo would go through the portal again and again to get to Young. She kept all these details from us till the end because she wanted us to go through the journey with Eun-soo together, through the years she waited for Young and went back and forth through the portal, not knowing where she was going to end up. Writer Song didn’t want us to know until Eun-soo knew so we can experience everything with her, which made this ending so powerful for me. And we could also feel what Young went through, not knowing anything about the portal at all. He just waited with the simple belief that Eun-soo will somehow come back to him because she said, “Everything will be okay.” God, how awesome is this. Writer Song, I have loved all your works so far but admittedly, I was a little worried about this one. I am sorry for ever doubting you.

This final episode wasn’t perfect, objectively, and I can definitely see the holes in the writing and directing. But screw it, I will forgive everything just because of what this ending did for me. My heart is about to burst because Young’s and Eun-soo’s love was so overwhelmingly beautiful, sincere, and transcendent. They never let go of each other and the hope to see one another again, despite all the uncertainty that time and space drew between them. Eun-soo had no idea if Young was still alive but she was willing to sacrifice everything to find him again. She was willing to wait years by herself in an unfamiliar world to get back to him. And Young waited for her, despite not knowing what happened to her and how the portal worked.

Are the tears that are falling down on my face the price I pay for making all those criticisms? My brain stands by them but not my heart. My heart is too full of love and joy right now because ultimately, there is nothing more powerful than love in my book.

I love a wide variety of dramas, from dark thrillers to romantic comedies. But the dramas I love most and last in my heart forever are always about people I can admire and respect, no matter how fictional they are. And there were so many to admire in this drama.

The Woodalchi puppies who were sometimes incompetent but always loyal. Lady Choi who was a constant source of sanity and competence. Noguk whose beauty, wisdom, and strength is too great even more a queen. Gongmin whose love and faith in his citizens should be emulated by other rulers. Young whose sense of loyalty and responsibility was both a source of power and weakness. Young, who showed us that he just a mere human behind the armor, sword, and honor. Yet he also showed us that a human being’s greatest source of strength is love. And finally Eun-soo. My Eun-soo. My darling, darling Eun-soo. My love for her hits me the hardest because I didn’t care much for her in the beginning. I just thought she was funny, and a nice, modern contrast to everyone in Goryeo. But now, my heart hurts the most for her. My heart is the most happiest for her. Because her love was the most powerful of all. Stronger than fear. Stronger than death. Stronger than time. Stronger than space.

Strangely, I don’t feel the need to say goodbye to this drama like I did before with others. Despite being historically set in Goryeo, the story feels so timeless. And now it is such a huge part of my heart, always there to stay. How do you say goodbye to a piece of your heart? You don’t. You hold onto to it, never letting go. Just like Young and Eun-soo. I won’t say goodbye.

I know Softy has already put the cap in her comments but I just love it too much not to do it again.

EDIT: Had to leave this comment here because a thought just occurred to me.

Faith taught me to rethink epic.  Epic doesn’t mean huge battles or flashy CG. It doesn’t mean prefect directorial execution. It doesn’t mean heroes saving the world. It doesn’t mean grand gestures.

With Faith, the epic was in the journey the hearts that our Young, Eun-soo, and Gongmin took. It was in the the small, personal struggles. It was in the smallest gestures of a glance and touch. I now stand amazed by the epic-ness of Faith in all its quiet moments. Thank you, Writer Song, for showing me that.

Softy’s comments:

Now that this episode has sunk in a bit, I finally have some thoughts on it.  I wasn’t expecting a major make out session or more hugs in that last scene. This drama ended as quietly as it started -with simplicity and grace. No histrionics – just a simple silent tearful greeting between two people who have waited years for each other. Not sure any sageuk has done romance like this, but what a great precedence it set for others to follow. I must admit at first all that going back and forth confused the crap out of me so I didn’t know if she was coming or going, but then I realized she was just biding her time till one day she got it right and came back closer to where Young was waiting all along. It was great closure to see an ending for the traveling Eun Soo as well cuz I wasn’t expecting that one day present Eun Soo would be turning into her. That was a clever plot twist many didn’t see coming. Overall I am 99% satisfied, but I do have one issue. What the heck was that pathetic growth on Young’s face supposed to elicit – laughter? Cuz it worked. Smack dab in the middle of typing I was like “omg – that’s all the stubble you can grow in 5 yrs time?” it looked like his stylist glued it on one strand at a time and ran out of time. plus what happened to all the other woodalchi? They all forgot how to shave after Eun Soo left? No woman to impress so they let themselves go? I get the writer was trying to age all of them, but change their uniform or hair style – don’t make them all look homeless is all I am saying.  In all seriousness though, we saw how Eun Soo lived all this time, but I wonder how Young managed to wait each year. At least he had his king, his aunt, and his woodalchi around him so he was better off than her. She seemed so lonely traveling by herself. I really loved this series so I was totally ready to embrace any kind of ending they gave us, but thank goodness it was one that made more sense than others. I guess the lesson to be learned here is trusting in the good intention of the writer pays off and this was her reward. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Written before it aired: After the dust from E23 settled, I can see what’s coming up more clearly. Here are the facts. History has shown that Young doesn’t die at this time. He goes on and lives to be a grandfather. Given that Faith is a story based loosely on historical figures, there is no guarantee it will stay true to actual recorded events. That means he won’t be following Eun Soo to her world more than likely. Eun Soo’s fate is a little more uncertain since she is a fictional character as far as we know and so are all these powers these characters possess along with the time traveling aspect. Since there have been reports that they filmed at the temple again where the portal to heaven lies, more than likely this story will go there. Whether Eun Soo goes through that alone or chooses to remain is what no one knows for certain yet.  At this point, it really doesn’t make sense for these two to fall in love and separate, but I doubt the writer will see it our way. Also neither one of them should have died anyway. That’s why when Eun Soo woke up yesterday, it dawned on me that the writer never intended to kill off Young or Eun Soo from the start. I hate to say it, but the “typical Korean” way to end their love story would be to have them separate. I don’t get why so many Korean dramas go there, but “happily ever after” really is a concept that eludes the writers for the most part. If you don’t believe me compare American or British dramas to Korean ones and tell me which one has the highest rate of ending badly for the main couples and Kdramas will win by a landslide. Having said that, recent kdramas have come a long way and decided to opt for the Disney version once in a while for their finales, but those are still very rare and far between. Maybe it’s the Pollyanna in me talking, but I sure hope Eun Soo stays. If the time traveling Eun Soo had any say in this, she would make her remain with Young. Why would any woman knowingly go through all that trouble to travel around alone looking like she lost everything in the world that meant anything to her if she had the chance now to change her future and remain happy by his side now? Not to mention I can’t think of one thing that would make Young want her to leave his world if she really did recover from her poison. My main concern tonight is for how they will resolve this problem with KC and his ruthless retinue. I say throw all three into that portal and let them get run over by trucks as soon as they arrive. If somehow they manage to cross the street intact, pretty sure the police will swoop in and lock them up for looking so insane. Actually since Eum is sort of good looking, with the right haircut, he could get some jobs as a model I bet. What he does best is to sit around and look good like he is posing so he is already one step ahead of the modeling game. Not sure how Hwa would survive in our world, but more than likely she is going to scare off men for the rest of her life so the idea of her living alone and unhappy sounds like great punishment.  That would make her wipe that smirk off her face permanently. Wow did I really just write all that down without even thinking twice about it. It’s amazing what lack of sleep mixed in with euphoria will do to a person – it’s like you are on some kind of new adrenaline rush. Where are those “kisspirins” everyone is talking about – I could use a batch right about now. Actually I don’t take aspirin so if I could get mine easy on the aspirin and more about the kiss that would be perfect. If any character other than Young administers it then I will pass. Wait – I might make an exception for Deok-man. 🙂

I want to thank Joonni for inviting me over to help recap Faith. Recapping live has been a way of life for me for the past two years, but there have only been a handful of dramas with this much fan fervor and I had a blast here these past weeks and months. Even though we were already friends from OB, I want to think this drama brought us even closer through our many late night texting sessions and emails. I learned a lot from the way you work so meticulously on each recap and hope to apply that much devotion to my recaps from here on. Thank you for all the lessons on the Korean language and sageuk terms cuz I feel honored to have been taught by the master who tackled QIHM. Looking forward to reading more of your work in the future and hope to be invited back if there is ever another great drama like this. *giant virtual hugs* 🙂

To all our beloved readers: I used to think my kdrama experience during coffee prince and SKKS were the most exciting until I saw the love and attention Faith received from all of you. I don’t think the Faith cast knows how much they owe to you guys for keeping the show alive with all your enthusiasm and fandom. Every time I saw music videos, gifs, clips, illustrations, insightful comments, or any kind of contribution, I kept thinking how lucky Faith is to be loved by so many. No other drama has garnered so much online attention in recent years so I hope the Faith cast and crew will one day learn about you guys and appreciate everything you did. Thank you for every word of love and support. 🙂

P.S. Thanks to Sunshine and everyone else who has been helping her on her song. I thought your original voice was really good so I didn’t see why you were so shy about it. If I sang, dogs would come to my door so it was wise of me not to volunteer my services. My sister thinks she can carry a tune, but I have to constantly remind her we are related so being tone deaf does not apply just to me. She chooses to live in denial and sings at the top of her lungs and I choose to move out of hearing range and pretend not to know her. Your song has been the highlight of this series for me cuz what a treat to have lyrics with my name on them. I had music videos dedicated to me before, but this is the first song. It’s an honor that I am going to treasure for life so thank you for all your time and effort in getting it completed. Joonni and I are eagerly looking forward to hearing the finished version.  *hugs* 🙂

Just wanted to say this was the scene that solidified my instinct that this drama could do no wrong. LMH nailed every line of dialogue and every intonation in his speech reflected a range of emotions his character was going through in this moment. It was a visual transformation of a warrior facing his conscience for the first time in his life through the eyes of a woman who finally made him see the light.

Couldn’t resist one more. Man this guy knows how to channel his character’s angst doesn’t he?

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  1. SH #

    Part III

    Time Travel:

    Maybe this has been explained elsewhere or in the comments here already. But this is how I understand the concept, granted there are a few things unexplained. In chronological orders:

    1) One fine night in 2012, Eun-soo gets kidnapped by Choi Young to Goryeo to heal Queen Noguk. This is where Ep. 1 begins.
    2) Ep. 1 to 24 is Eun-soo first time traveling and living in Year 1350 Goryeo.
    3) Toward the end of Ep. 24, Eun-soo goes back to Seoul to gather medical supplies to heal a frozen Choi Young.
    4) After a quick gathering of medical supplies, she goes through the portal.
    5) But the portal takes her 100 years back to Year 1250.
    6) Immediately after she realizes she’s gone to the wrong time, so she goes back to the portal to try another time-travel. But the portal is already closed.
    7) She stays in 1250. She presumably heals a lot of sick people of that era while waiting for another chance to go through the portal.
    8) While in 1250, she also leaves clues so that the Eun-soo of 1350 will remember what to do. The writing in her diaries and leaving a message in the film canister.
    9) She also has time to figure out time travel dates (maybe not exact times) but at least she knows, from her previous time travel calculations in 1350, what formula and calendar to use.
    10) Once she is positive about a date, she prepares herself for another travel through the portal.
    11) When she gets to the portal, it is not immediately opened. It takes an unwavering Faith that this time the portal will take her to the right place, only then the portal opens.
    12) She goes through it. It brings her back to Seoul. In her voiceover, we hear about this memory, longing and connection that would make her meet him again. Unlike her first time-travel in Ep. 24, this time she doesn’t even glance over modern Seoul because nothing in her heart belongs to 2012.
    13) After a mere second in Seoul, she goes back through the portal.
    14) This time it takes her to 1355 and there she finds Choi Young.

    It’s that simple. Time is linear (but circular). She didn’t have any memory of her time travel experience in Ep. 1 because she hadn’t gone anywhere yet. Those clues were left there because her future self in Ep. 24, who had experienced everything from Ep. 1-24, knew the dangers in 1350.

    The items:

    Surgical tools, diary and mini projector have some significance.

    -Surgical tools are to reaffirm the legend of Hwata – an emphasis on Hwata being a myth, a story is told and exaggerated from generation to generation. The 1250 Eun-soo with her advanced medical skills obviously would make people notice and connect her to the legend of Hwata. The myth lives on and on, so that people like Jo Il-shin knows. JIS knows about Hwata’s myth in Ep. 1 and convinces the GM to ask Choi Young to go kidnap Eun-soo in 2012. The story comes full circle. I don’t think Eun-soo intentionally wants to perpetuate the myth of Hwata. It’s more like she’s a doctor and her duty is to save lives, which is very consistent with her character. So while waiting for the gate to open in 1250, she puts her skills to use. This is also where Son Yoo’s grandfather’s story comes in; she saves people who would have died without her 21st century medical skills. In essence, her one year’s stay in 1250 shapes history, like a butterfly effect.

    -The diary. She knows from her 1350 self that this diary will play a significant role, so whatever she does with this diary in 1250, Ki Chul will have possession of it in 1350. From the content of the diary, we see some solar flare calculations, which is helpful for her to figure the date to retry time travel. Some notes about what will happen in 1350 based on her personal experiences – Choi Young using his frontal attack and Choi Young is trapped while rescuing the scholars. Eun-soo already has those memories, so she makes notes to herself knowing this diary will find her in 1350 eventually. Everything is circular in away.

    -A message in film canister. Again from her 1350 memory, she knows that day Choi Young and her travel to the portal. Without that message, they would have gone to the border and waited there, and effectively everything after Ep. 19 would not happen. Noguk would be killed; the history of Korea would be changed and Choi Young would be left devastated like what is written in that message. So she writes that message in 1250, leaves it under a rock (remember her looking at a direction of where 1350, Eun-soo and Choi Young embrace). Things become circular where there is no beginning or end.

    -The mini projector. This one is not directly related to saving Choi Young. It is symbolic to show that there are people waiting for her in 2012 – her mom and dad. When Choi Young asks her to stay, he mentions there are people at the other side waiting for her too, and their journey to the portal reiterates that point. She needs to say goodbye to her parents, to people who love her in 2012. A mini projector of her parents is a way of remembrance, of her saying “goodbye” figuratively. It also solidifies her faith in finding Choi Young. I suspect the reason she can’t get back to the right time initially is because she wavers a little bit. That voiceover about her lacking faith “that day” and her looking over modern Seoul show us that wavering commitment. Thus the portal takes her to the wrong time, to Year 1250. Once she says her “goodbye” to her parents, and putting full faith in finding Choi Young, the portal takes her the right time, to Year 1355.

    The question of time and duration:

    First time she gets back to Seoul, it seems she has been missing only for a few hours in “modern” time. I suspect when the fortune-teller tells her in Ep. 1, that she’ll be gone for a year, he is referring to her time in “Goryeo”.

    But in Ep. 1, we see that Goryeo time seems shorter than modern time. My justification for that is that the portal is unpredictable; it is predicated on Faith and Destiny. Choi Young is destined to meet Eun-soo and take her back to Goryeo in time to save Noguk in Ep. 1.

    In essence, the concept of time is intangible; it is dependent upon a person’s faith. It takes Eun-soo a year of traveling to find Choi Young, while daejang waits for her four years from 1350 Goryeo onward.

    Eun-soo’s presence in the past is destined to shape the history of Korea that she and viewers know. She believes that Choi Young is alive because her traveling to modernity shows that modern Seoul is still the same, nothing is changed. If Choi Young dies that day, then it would have created a butterfly effect that would alter history.

    This is so long. Part IV is coming and it’s very short 😛

    October 31, 2012
    • vicky #

      Thank you for your help. It makes me more clear. Will waiting for your part 4. 555

      October 31, 2012
    • ann #

      thank you SH, you make all clear and easy to understood.. ^ ^

      November 1, 2012
    • Waaaaaaaah Mille thank you for your help SH, because I finally understood. My English is so rotted that I had little to understand badly what it had passed and thus I was rather frustrated. Now that gets better. I’m going to wait all the same for the translation in French to relive this last episode. Thanks to Jooni and softy to have me transmi the envy to look at Faith!!!!! Kisses of my small island Martinique to Jooni and softy as well as to all those who(which) followed Faith with passion

      November 1, 2012
    • Hi. I really love the way you put it all together. I would like to post this in online journal for “Faith” fans. Would you like to contribute it. If you do, just let me know. It would be wonderful to have for people to read!

      November 1, 2012
      • SH #

        Hi klove,

        I’m glad you like my post; thank you 😀 Yes, you may post this time travel thing on your journal. Thanks for asking 🙂

        November 2, 2012
    • Jyam #

      To SH: Writer Song Ji Na is that you? lol :-D.

      Thanks SH again SH for that perfect elaboration.

      November 2, 2012
    • Nicely done, I’ve gotten a headache trying to piece this time travel part of it. I wasn’t sure who Hwata really was. Love all the episode recaps, but this weaves it all together. Thanks.

      November 30, 2012
    • Although the last episode was quite exciting for me in order to know about the things she find, i ended up more confused !… I have many Q.s .. like

      1- why LK couldn’t go through the gate ?

      2- Now the writer presnted 2 ES , the one left the notebook..etc and chose a different path that’s why she left those writings to guide the new one.. My Q now is where did the old one go ??? she stayed in 1205 according to what i understood, so she never went back to future , let’s say she left CY and regret it then when she came back through the gate she was left in 1205 and never tried to keep looking like the new one !!! Then how did the new ES come from the future !!!… Old one chose to leave CY but she ended up in different time !. *sigh* that is totally driving me crazy !! i wish i can understand the whole thing, the last episode was really confusing and bcoz of that i didn’t enjoy the happy ending at all ..

      3- As per the last episode , they loved each other already , how couldn’t they remember that ??? in one of the episodes she had a dream about last part exisiting in her notebook and kept looking for that to know what’s next which means she’s the same person but she doesn’t understand any of that !!! Does it make any sense ??

      December 19, 2012
  2. Thank you so much! I was confused and just watched the episode again and you made it so clear!

    October 31, 2012
  3. SH #

    And the last part.

    I have so much to say, but these wonderful comments here pretty much cover everything I’ve wanted to write about this show. Overall, I love Faith…a lot. I’ve been watching K-drama on and off for a while now, and have yet to come across a show that touches me like Faith has. The flaws are there for all to see, but at the end of the day, I like Faith so much because I believe in these characters, in their growth and struggles. It’s a show that examines human relationships in a very optimistic way. It’s my kind of show.

    Lastly, a heartfelt thank you to Joonni and Softy for the work you two have done. Watching and following Faith with everyone here and elsewhere have been a wonderful experience.

    I’ll keep lurking on your site, but for now I’m planning on taking a little break from k-drama 😀

    October 31, 2012
  4. SH #

    Joonni,

    I just finished reading the comments for this recap. If you’re interested in reading Faith scripts, I know Writer Song’s website. Let me know if you’re interested I can e-mail you her address (or is it ok to post her website here?)

    October 31, 2012
    • danijela kurik #

      Please post it here, please, please

      October 31, 2012
      • vicky #

        Are there in English? If yes, pls do so. I am much love to see. thanks in advance.
        Even in korea, it will fine. I will try to translate it with my very poor skill.

        October 31, 2012
    • Sunshine #

      SH, I want the link too!

      October 31, 2012
    • SH #

      Ok, it’s called dramada.com
      BUT it’s in Korean, very difficult to surf, and you need to register an account on that site in order to access the materials. Basically, you need to know Korean to maneuver this site.

      October 31, 2012
      • Joonni, I would be interested in reading the whole script. If you can translate it. Just out of curiosity how many scene’s was deleted? Thanks

        November 1, 2012
      • WendyM #

        SH, I registered and tried to open some files but I get a pop-out screen and can’t get to to files. Oh well… hope any of you girls that knows korean can access it etc.

        November 2, 2012
    • FANOFKR #

      Please tell Writer Song how much we love her FAITH!

      October 31, 2012
  5. CallieP #

    I have a theory about Hwata. There was a famous Chinese physician name Hwata who was actually killed by the king Jojo. However a myth grew out of that story. If you remember Il Shin, he said Hwata went into the wormhole. Then every three hundred years, a disiciple of Hwata would surface. I believe the original Hwata was a myth and Eun Soo was the disciple who visited 300 years later. Hwata was a male but they never mentioned the sex of the disciple so it could have been a woman.Eun Soo was not the original Hwata but the disciple.

    October 31, 2012
    • jhen #

      CallieP, that’s also what i’ve thought of the relation between Hwata and ES..ES is one of Hwata’s disciple and i’m sure she’s the one that Jo Il Shin had been referring to as the disciple that comes back every after 300 years in search of her beloved CY..

      November 1, 2012
  6. CallieP #

    I watched the ending again a couple of times, My final opinion is that this ending is just exactly right for our imja couple. It just felt so right. I loved CY’s expression, he got it perfect. It is difficult to express as it coveyed a host of emotions. He also looked the seasoned warrior with his grizzled face and dashing new uniform. He looked every bit a general. Actually he reminded me so much of a dashing captain in the Oliver Cromwell/King Henry period in English history. The stubble, the armor and the hair style. Just so regal. He also looked so grateful that his long wait is finally over. In short, loved the ending.

    October 31, 2012
  7. Ja #

    Beautiful recap. Thanks a bunch!

    October 31, 2012
  8. Nora Asteria #

    hii.. can anybody tell me why eun soo didnt remember anything when she first travel to 1350 please? i still feel confused
    and where did eun soo in 1250 go when 2012 eun soo travel in ep 1?

    thank you

    October 31, 2012
  9. CallieP #

    .More thoughts about the ending. The look on CY’s face is saying “You are here at last” He doesn’t run to hug her or kiss her because after 3 or 4 long years, he just wants to savor and trace every feature of a face that he misses so much. Take his time to absorb her loveliness. His expression speaks volumes of the love he has for her.

    October 31, 2012
  10. Jaime #

    Your comment mentioned that Eun Soo’s fate was a little more uncertain since she was a fictional character. However, history tells that Choi Young’s wife’s last name was Yoo. Since history does not tell much about a woman, her life was not well known. However, it is known that General Choi and his wife had loved so much that they were buried in the same grave. So the writer intentionally created the life of Choi Young’s wife (with maiden name Yoo) and explained how they loved each other.

    October 31, 2012
  11. lala #

    Hi! I love your review….:D I just finished it last night….and couldn’t sleep thinking about how can eun soo didn’t find young, when she goes through the portal…..it just takes few hours right….I thought the time you spent at seoul for 1 hour means 1 year in Goryeo….so it just time machine.
    How relieved I am…she could find young again…
    Nice review!

    October 31, 2012
  12. Softy #

    I totally get all the reasons why they gave him this new “growth” *cough cough* and agree with everyone why it was relevant to the finale scene. Still – I hate to belabor this topic or burst any bubbles, but there is no way that was real cuz they filmed up to the last day – unless they filmed this scene months in advance that puppy was glued on, drawn on, or appeared thru the magic of CG. He just didn’t have the time or the genetics to grow that overnight or in a matter of hours. I take great comfort in that cuz if he had this look the whole series there would have been way less screencaps from me. 🙂

    November 1, 2012
    • ladyeury #

      Softy, have you seen the latest ‘Making of’ Video of Episode 24. I think you’ll find LMH and his facial ‘hair’ funny! 🙂

      November 1, 2012
    • CallieP #

      Softy, I agree with you that in no way it was his own stubble as he could not have grown it in a few hours since this was filmed in the last few days and they did not even have time to film the part showing how he recovered from his frozen state that they had to resort to old footage.

      I know you do not like his hair growth. I keep thinking about the ending and how to me it was perfect. I realized that a large part of it has to do with his beard. I think you said that it was his own idea to sport a beard. To me he hit it on the nail.It gave him the desired look. Without that beard, he could not have achieved that pitch perfect look. He had stared at her uncountable times during the course of the drama but this last stare was very different and it is largely because of his beard and slightly red eyes that created the desired effect. After years of not living, then the years of waiting for her to return to his side, the yearning was finally over. He wanted to lovingly drink in her image, to remember and savor forever this final moment when they would never be separated again. Of his thinking, here you are at last, my one and only love…

      Somehow to me the beard enabled him to convey that message with just his looking at her so that no hugs or kisses were necessary for the final scene.

      November 1, 2012
      • Of course I agree with what you said about the message that scene was supposed to convey. Please dont misunderstand about why I complained about his stubble. So many people have come to its defense and it’s every touching. It’s going down in kdrama history as the facial hair that made a recapper take back her words of criticism. 🙂

        I do have one last thing to say about it though. I watched the BTS video when he was sporting it and walked on set by that tree and went up to the camera to look at it closely. it was most definitely glued on and I think I figured out how they did it. In Korea there is a procedure where they take real hair, cut it up into the length of an eyelash and glue the strands to your existing eyelashes one by one. the procedure takes about 30 mins or so depending on how thick you want your eyelashes to look. It looks more real than those fake eyelash extensions and it lasts up to 2 weeks to a month depending on the type of glue and quality of hair they use. i heard most celebrities get it done before award’s events. What they dont tell you is that if you get it done by someone who isnt good, you end up losing your real eyelashes along with the glued on ones. that’s why the price range is from $10 -$100. I bet they cut the strands of hair longer and glued them onto his face and just took it off after the scene was filmed. That’s why it looked so sparse.
        In my imagination, after they cried and smiled at each other, they finally hugged and maybe kissed after she took that hat off cuz it would have blocked his head from coming closer. Then they walked back to that tavern and joined the other woodalchi and the guys went wild with glee to see her again. After they went back to the palace and greeted everyone else, later on at night they all gathered around the fire and caught up on what’s been going on while she had been gone. As she looked around at all their scruffy faces hiding all that cuteness, she decides to make a suggestion. In the morning, the guys are lined up as she takes turns giving all the men shaves starting from Young. After he is done, he stands there frowning cuz the other guys are all giggly at having Eun Soo touching their faces. Not the most romantic ending, but that’s what I would do anyway so it’s a good thing I am not the writer.

        November 1, 2012
        • Sunshine #

          Softy your Gillette advertisement for an ending…ROFL. Love it. BTW, that eyelash procedure-one of my younger sisters is obsessed with that. She loves it, and swears it is worth every penny since she says it makes an amazing difference, and has had strangers tell her how gorgeous her eyes are. She says it is a total pain waiting for them to glue it…takes them about an hour.

          November 1, 2012
        • LoveFaith #

          Hi Softy,
          After reading your comment, please take back what you wrote, you SHOULD BE the writer, I can see FAITH 2 IS COMING. Cheers

          November 1, 2012
          • dani #

            LOL so many comments about the facial hair. In the scene it didn’t bothered me… but still it made me crack up while watching XD.

            I have to agree with Callie though, the beard really gave impact to the scene! And if he was waiting there for somedays already then it’s kind of cute XD. But I have to agree with Softy too, let’s get them shaved XD.

            Another theory about the beard: It was to show that he had changed too. We walked together with Eun Soo, so we knew how she changed. But we needed a scene to show he too had matured, that he didn’t “die” the day she left. It’s not just to make him look older. So yeah, the peach beard gave that impact.

            By the way… In Goryeo did they have a protocol like “when you are of a certain age you must let your facial hair grow”? Because apparently everyone over 30 had something (a beard or a mustache)…. scary…

            November 1, 2012
        • FANOFKR #

          Softy I love your extension of the ending, just love it, my imagination runs wild, please can we have more, he promised to buy her clothes and stuff right, she has to lose that dowdy frock she’s wearing, maybe he will take her for a shopping spree in preparation for their wedding??

          November 2, 2012
      • Sunshine #

        I didn’t even know that part was up for discussion-whether or not it was his own. I always thought it looked fake (drawn, glued, sprayed…haha)…but HOT.

        November 1, 2012
  13. Nora Asteria #

    is there any books that tells the original history of Choi Young and Eun Soo during Goryeo dynasty? what is the title of that book?

    Thank you very much

    November 1, 2012
    • CallieP #

      I don’t think there is any and especially translated in English.

      November 2, 2012
  14. Spinel #

    Apparently according to the script, eun soo left an aspirin bottle and planted the yellow flowers by the tree in 1250 . Could anyone confirm that please?

    November 1, 2012
    • chikoku #

      Yes i read that, in Faith fan page in Facebook. Why they throw that HUGE scenes. That scene explain many thing, why CY wait in faith and undoubtly, why he choose that big tree as a place to wait, why CY’s expresion just calm and full of smile.

      All the answer is one, because he found the aspirin bottle buried near the big tree, and he know that ES trying to get back to him, no matter how many times ES must go through the portal.

      That aspirin bottle make him able to endure 4 years longing to wait ES .make him able to hold his sword again and serve the king. Because that aspirin bottle give him a FAITH, that ES will back to him.

      That left out scene will become a perfect explanation for us, as viewer, why CY has that kind exprsion while he finnaly met ES

      DAMN !! I’m so furious !!

      November 1, 2012
      • Millie #

        Me too!! So so angry!! This scene explains so much! Really very necessary to explain why he is waiting by the tree. Why the yellow flowers are there. Whey he has hope. I really cannot understand leaving this scene out!! After going through so much trouble on some other scenes that are less significant. I also believe that the heavy sword was a psychological thing- and this again explains his strength to go on.

        November 1, 2012
        • chikoku #

          Yes, agree with you, “why leaving this scene out!! After going through so much trouble on some other scenes that are less significant”. Yes, they throw very important scene.

          We know for sure, that CY return to king because he heard from Aunt Choi that ES already overcome her poison, so that he can ask ES to stay. Because with ES by his side, will give him strengh to hold up that heay sword again. Behind the bright man, always having great woman behind him. That’s ES for CY.

          With the ES’s absence, leaving him in despair, it’s almost imposibble for him to move on and having those warm smile, if he didnt have any proof that ES will be with him again.

          Honestly, before knowing about this left out scene, i’m wondering, why CY choose that big tree to wait, not near the portal. And why he still have that warm smile and longing eyes, even ES disappear and not sure if she will be back to himor stay on the future. Beacue, just like Granny Suribang’s said, CY will become death living person again, if ES left. CY’s faith must come from somewhere/something, and that is the aspirin bottle.

          Hope that PD-nim willing to leak out that left out scene to us. I do hope so. JAEBAL !!!

          November 1, 2012
          • dani #

            I understand what you guys are saying… BUT FIRST! Is that scene really on the script? Did anybody saw that?! Argh…. so many feelings!!! 🙂

            I would love to see that scene, but I don’t think the scene was necessary to understand: 1) why CY waited for ES and 2) why he waited by the tree.

            1) why CY waited for ES

            When ES was poisoned, she told CY she might wander endlesly through the portal till she finds him. And he tried to make her promise she wouldn’t, but she never promised, and he knew how stubborn and perseverante she was.

            On the bed scene, he told her to go back to say goodbye to the people in that world. She asked if she should, and he said he would escort her there and wait for her. To me it meant he would see her off and than wait for her coming back.

            CY knew ES couldn’t control the gate. Even so he told her to go say goodbye, and promised to wait for her, ’cause he knew her and how she would keep looking for him. That’s why he waited for ES.

            2) why he waited by the tree

            It was where they saw each other for the last time, so he knew she would probably go there when she came back (and she really did that when she was left 100 years before).

            All that makes me think that the wormhole functioned only when there was a purpose. It didn’t let KC in, because KC wasn’t meant/needed in another time (nor did he need it). It send ES to many places where she could leave letters to herself to help her save Young and develop herself. Like Pam said, she and CY needed that time to develop themselves. And when ES heart was ready (the necessary faith), the gate send her to a CY that had achieved that same heart (he was ready to meet her again). Seriously, I’m not sure if the gate can be considered a character or not, but it had such a perfect timing :)!!! One of my favorite characters XD!

            November 1, 2012
            • chikoku #

              Wooow… good analysis as usual from you. Yes, if we connect all of the dots, all what happend in the last scene is make sense. But, you know, me my self already got so addicted to this drama. So, if there is any left out scene, i’m feeling so hurt, because i’m addicted to keep seeing how big and deep the love between our OTP. Even yheir scene in this finale just about 2 minutes, we even doent realize that. It’s feel so great for me. Even coffee house (which i like the most) never done this to me.

              And yes, THE GATE became one of my favourite actor for me, too. How cute it is. LOL. I describe it as naughty, wise and loving character.

              I try to rte run Faith again, and i’m falling in love for the second time. I’ll try watch City Hunter, but i cant guarantee will finish it. My mind full of Faith right now. Sigh

              November 1, 2012
            • chikoku #

              EDITED (sorry, i’m typing in hurry, many wrong word here)

              Wooow… good analysis as usual from you. Yes, if we connect all of the dots, all what happend in the last scene is make sense. But, you know, me my self already got so addicted to this drama. So, if there is any left out scene, i’m feeling so hurt, because i’m addicted to keep seeing how big and deep the love between our OTP. Even their scene in this finale just about 2 minutes, we even didnt realize that. It’s feel so great for me. Even coffee house (which i like the most) never done this to me.

              And yes, THE GATE became one of my favourite character for me, too. How cute it is. LOL. I describe it as naughty, wise and loving character.

              I try to re-run Faith again, and i’m falling in love for the second time. I’ll try watch City Hunter, but i cant guarantee will finish it. My mind full of Faith right now. Sigh

              November 1, 2012
              • dani #

                I really hope they make a special or something showing us more >____<!!! I really wanted to see more of ES and CY and GM and NG ;_; .

                Yup, it hurts to know that the writer couldn't tell everything because of time issues, because this story and the fans really deserved an end without cuts. I'm grateful and glad that the writer could manage the problem and maintain Faith epicness from beginning to end. She even took the caution to not add unnecessary scenes (like war with Yuan, DH leaving, etc.) and focused on giving us more of ES and CY relationship development :).

                Hahah, the portal is really naughty XD!! So cute!!

                About CH… I really loved it! Unfortunaly a friend told me it didn't do well in Korea because they don't like dramas that talk about corruption in the governament (If I'm wrong, please correct me). Since it's a reality everywhere (it's universal), I like the plot very much, and the writer did an amazing job! But since it seems it's a very sensible issue there, they had to make it in away that rushed the end (Sorry for not being specific. I don't want to spoil it for who didn't watch).
                Yup, watching CH won't fiil the hole Faith left… what do we do?

                November 1, 2012
              • CallieP #

                Dani, I believe CH did well in the ratings in S Korea. It was #1 for some of the episodes.

                November 1, 2012
              • dani #

                Sorry for not replying sooner… couldn’t check my mail for 2 days, and now my inbox just scared me O_o!!
                Really? I’d be really glad!! CH was so A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-L-Y E-P-I-C!! 🙂

                November 3, 2012
        • FANOFKR #

          Goes to show they were really in a hurry to finish filming!

          November 2, 2012
      • Ok, I missed that deleted scene? Where? What???? Kindly forward that!!

        November 1, 2012
  15. MM #

    Just read that part of the script re: aspirin bottle and the ending the way the writer envisioned it. I am so so frustrated that they left this crucial, crucial part of the movie out. Why why why? It so fit with what their relationship had become toward the end. As well as the ending- they were so affectionate toward the end of their time together. Never expect a kiss at tend of a K Drama, Just never happens
    But this ending would have been wonderful!!!!

    November 1, 2012
  16. MM #

    We can explain all we want about the feeling in their eyes. And that was true with Arang and the Magistrate as well. Both LJK (or LJG however you say) and LMH had such expression conveyed with eyes. But in this movie, now we see how the writer intended for it to end. I, for one, find it so frustrating to watch 24 episodes (and yes how many times have i done this onl)of something and cry over it, and end up with just a few seconds of people starting at each other. Thejoyful hug would have been awesome

    November 1, 2012
  17. Pam #

    I apologize if this was already discussed in a previous post here.

    The separation between ES and Young at the end: Was it necessary for ES to go back to the future in Seoul and then get lost 100 years before Young’s time? Yes, not only to place the relics and clues for herself but also for ES and Young to focus their personal growth and development.

    Both ES and Young had psychological issues, ES was insecure an afraid to be alone/lonely while Young had his psychosomatic issue with his hand because he was sick of fighting and wanted a normal life with ES. Their love was a double edged sword, their biggest strength and weakness as well.

    In their time apart, it seems that they overcame their weakness, ES had not choice but to cope with being alone/lonely in a strange land without Young or friends and family, while Young had nothing left to do but regain confidence in himself and fight Gongmin’s war. All the while they had faith that they would be united one day.

    I just really wished that PDnim and the editors had not removed the buried aspirin bottle scene. That would have made more sense and created a better flow. But other than this, the ending was PERFECT, minus one of Young’s signature rocket-launching hugs 🙂

    November 1, 2012
    • Sunshine #

      OOooooo! Pam! I love what you wrote:

      “Their love was a double edged sword, their biggest strength and weakness as well.

      In their time apart, it seems that they overcame their weakness, ES had not choice but to cope with being alone/lonely in a strange land without Young or friends and family, while Young had nothing left to do but regain confidence in himself and fight Gongmin’s war. All the while they had faith that they would be united one day.”

      November 1, 2012
      • Pam #

        Thanks, hon!!!

        November 1, 2012
    • You are so right Pam, on that situation between ES & Young. They both had to over come their fear & anguish to be whole. For them to realize at the end their faith in each other will bring back!

      November 1, 2012
    • dani #

      So beautiful Pam, thanks!! I agree with you, their love was a double edge sword. They needed the time and experiences. And I would like to add 2 more reasons for why that period of time were really necessary:

      1) that tree was in Yuan, it didn’t belong to Goryeo’s jurisdiction. WIthin that 4 – 5 years time, GM and CY fought against Yuan for that piece of land, so CY could wait for ES there :).

      2) If ES returned right away, everyone would know her as the Heaven’s sent. That means she would be in danger while GM and CY would be trying to focus on the war with Yuan. After 5 years (with Goryeo being independent and with only a few knowing her) she can now live a quieter life with CY :).

      November 1, 2012
      • Sussie #

        Really good point your 2nd 😉 So true! Now, after 4yrs absent, people could have already forget about ES. They may believe that she returned to heaven and never came back. So… she doesn´t need to hide anymore and live freely at the palace with CY 🙂
        Love your reason #2 Dani!

        November 1, 2012
        • dani #

          YEY! 🙂
          Oh I just love that couple!! *Bear hug on Imja couple*
          And I love that gate!!! Seriously, perfect timing!!! I’m sorry for blaming you gate!! You were responsible for bringing the Imja couple together!! Love you ;_;.

          November 1, 2012
      • Pam #

        Hi, dani. Those are some really good points.

        1) I was reading dangermousie’s livejournal (btw: is this you???) and she mentioned that Young/Gongmin had conquered the land by the solar flare in hopes of ensuring that ES had a safe return. OR…we could just be giving Young/Gongmin too much credit and they were just merely trying to expand Goryeo anway….LOL! But I do like your previous conjecture.

        2) All ES has to do is dye her hair back to black and change her name and people probably wouldn’t even connect her with the High Doctor. But would that mean she would have to stop healing people? Because that would make it too obvious. Maybe she will just have to remain a personal physician to G, N, Young and the Woodalchi boys so others won’t know her secret.

        I miss Faith but I am not ready to re-watch it quite yet. I need some more LMH tho so I am watching CH for the 1st time. Man is he HAWT…especially the first haircut…messy bed-hair…hmmm…..

        November 1, 2012
        • dani #

          Hi Pam! Nope it’s not me. I don’t know her livejournal either. Thank you sharing :).

          1) Yes, I believe we can give CY and GM credit!!

          a) Remember the scene where CY asked GM to bring his woman back? For the first time CY asked the king for help, meaning he believed the king could help/save him. To GM, who had been expecting all this time for CY to have faith in him, I’m sure he would do whatever to help him. Even sending his army/citizens against Yuan to get that land that later would be Seul.

          b) GM and Nogook felt indebt to ES and CY. So if it was to ensure that ES could comeback in a safe place, they would do it. And they knew CY wouldn’t be able to rest and focus properly if he kept worrying about ES coming back in a place he couldn’t be, or worst worrying about her ending up in Yuan’s hand.

          I really love this huge family Faith is. I’m sure the gate opened not only because of CY and ES, but because everyone was connected wishing for their happiness :).

          2) Hm, I believe she would continue to heal people. Now she doesn’t have her tools anymore, remember? The Yuan embassador burned hers in Goryo time, and the other tools she just left in 1250. So yep, I think she will still be a doctor (and now with more knowledge on ancient medicine – after her one year experience in 1250) but since she doesn’t use “heaven’s tools” and she learned to keep quiet about the future, nobody will suspect her being The High Doctor :).

          I really feel like rewatching it soon though!! Just don’t have the time yet XD. I’m rewatching pieces though.
          Oh CH is one of the BEST DRAMAS EVER!!! Another epic drama that didn’t made the successful ratings that deserved in Korea _ _ ”’… aish

          November 1, 2012
          • Pam #

            Dani, You just triggered a memory for me…of Noguk praying for ES’s safe return when KC kidnapped ES. Gosh…makes me want to cry! G and N felt guilty for the hand they played in having CY kidnap ES and now not being able to help them stay together and feared that heaven would punish them (bittersweet and a harbinger of their sad fate maybe??? *Bawls*). So you’re right, due to this guilt G probably tried his best to maintain CY’s sanity by just placating him with whatever to ensure ES’s safe return.

            Can you imagine the production that the whole Faith family would do to keep ES’s identity a secret? They are so protective of ES. I love this family…so hard to let go.

            November 1, 2012
            • dani #

              Pam you describing the scene made me cry ;_; . Ah… reading all these comments just make me fall more in love with Faith and it’s characters >_________<!!!

              November 1, 2012
              • Pam #

                Dani, I think Faith really is a classic like Softy keeps saying…because every time you watch it over again, you discover something new and intriguing about it. Writer Song has a great talent and maybe when my heart’s recovered from Faith I will search out her other movies. *Hugs*

                November 1, 2012
        • Sussie #

          @pam, Oh my! What are you doing to yourself?! (Watching CH soon after Faith) Hahaha LOL You are reaching a no-turning back point hahaha. Beware that you’re Lmh addiction may be worsened! LOL
          lmh looked so so good in CH with all those fighting scenes.
          The most deadly combination would be a fusion between these two characthers. Can you imagine if he play for his next project such a character!? Awesome fighting scenes (ch) + modern outfits that made him look sooo good (ch) + killing smiles and gazes (faith) + strong personality (faith) + gentleman and protective attitude (faith) + deep voice… Oh my pam! What are u doing to yourself? Hahaha
          Btw CH is good, I dare say a 8/10. The ending and co-star were the bigs flaws for me. If u want to know more, please write me: susymherrera@hotmail.com

          November 1, 2012
          • Sunshine #

            No kidding! CH after Faith. I’ll stay mum. 🙂 But I understand the LMH obsession-after BOF, I watched everything he was in previously(unless I missed one). Same with Binnie after SG.

            November 1, 2012
            • Sussie #

              You made me remind about Binnie and SG :(… Cannot believe that almost 2 yrs have already passed! yeah!! he will be out of duty very soon 🙂

              November 1, 2012
              • Sunshine #

                @SussieI know!!!!I’m ecatatic. I started my first kdrama drama around the 8th live ep of Lie to Me (and found Softy’s recaps shortly after), and then my second was SG. Both hold a really special place in my heart. I’m really hoping Binnie will be in a drama (rather than a movie…I watched both and just wished he would do more dramas!!!)
                @Pam…that scene with Noguk out lump in my throat. She really respected, and loved her Unni!

                November 1, 2012
            • jhen #

              oh pam, you’ve fall into the trap..haha! you can’t get enough of him after CH..after that you’ll gonna watch Personal Taste then BOF..i don’t know anymore how many times i’ve rewatched BOF, PT & CY just for waiting Faith to be aired..

              CH is worth watching, and i have to agree with Sussie, the ending has some big flaws, but it isn’t that worst though..still worth watching..and girl, he’s so hotta hotta in CH..whew! who was it that was fond of him wearing skinny jeans? you’ll see almost all his outfits in CH were all skinny jeans and colorful too..

              November 1, 2012
          • Pam #

            Sussie, LMH is a dangerous addiction right now. I love how you dissect both characters and fuse it to be your version of a perfect man…LOL. Well, I just can’t get over how beautiful and angelic LMH’s face looks but when he speaks, his voice is deep like a rumble of thunder…*Fanning self* Ok, I’m at the bookstore trying to do homework and instead I am perving on LMH! LOL! I’ve got it BAD. I heard about CH, his co-star and someone spoiled the ending for me already…but I don’t care bc I’m only watching it for one reason..LOL!

            November 1, 2012
            • ladyeury #

              I really enjoyed CH! The ending… well, in some ways it fit, in some ways it didn’t, in all ways it was a kdrama. 🙂 Except for the very end, I have to say I really enjoyed the story. I hope you do as well! Some peeps say he doesn’t act as well with his eyes in CH, I have to say I disagree. I think he acts very well and despite face mask you can read every one of his emotions in his eyes. I look forward to hearing your feelings on CH! 🙂

              November 1, 2012
              • final #

                The story line in city hunter was good. But the lead actress and lmh didn’t show any chemistry.

                November 1, 2012
              • Sunshine #

                I’m baffled they dated, but Pam pointed out earlier he is living with his mom, (who cleans his room, per his own words-lol) and considering the psycho, saesang fans that that stalk their idols , it would make sense that he would grow attached to a girl he spent so much time with.

                November 1, 2012
              • ladyeury #

                I don’t if anyone commented on this as I’m just catching up with all the comments, but in Korea, living with your parents until marriage, etc is VERY common and normal here. So the fact that LMH still lives with his mom doesn’t surprise me in the least.

                November 4, 2012
            • Sunshine #

              Dang it Pam, do your much neglected homework!!!LOL. And don’t get me started on his deep voice…you’ll be a hopeless case in class tomorrow. ROFL

              November 1, 2012
              • Pam #

                IKR? Must stop fangirling at some point and get back to reality! It’s a good thing Faith ended…hehe. Hope you’re well, Sunshine 🙂

                November 4, 2012
            • Pam #

              Ladyeury, you’re right. I’m Asian and In some Asian cultures, the reason why singles live with their parents is because singles are not considered a true adult until s/he marry. Crazy, right? LOL! Nah, it’s just my western thinking…hehe.

              November 4, 2012
              • ladyeury #

                And even then I’ve heard many times of married couples living with his/hers parents. It’s all because the family structure is VERY important.

                November 4, 2012
          • Pam #

            Sunshine, Hyun Bin is gorgeous, a great actor but most importantly, a great onscreen KISSER!!! I’m trying not to get obsessed with Lee Jun-Ki either but his fight scenes in Arang are so swoon worthy. Wow…I think I am in a fangirl addiction downward spiral…LOL! Help!!!

            November 1, 2012
            • Millie #

              Yes Lee jun Li – awesome in fight scenes and also with such strong love expressed for arang with eyes just like LMH. I loved the ending better for Arang- but that was a whole different kind of movie – more of a romantic comedy wrapped in creepy violence. I just wish that the ending for Faith had given me the warm feeling that Arang ending did. I think whoever said that the aspirin and flower plantin issues would have made the Fairh ending anticlimax – but should have been included as part of the ending as a flash back. I also agree with whoever said they didn’t want him to have disbelief. I do like the look of just knowing. I do see the hat would have interfered with hug or kiss . But he could have grabbed her hand and kissed it or something sweet like that.

              November 1, 2012
              • I totally agree with you on that ending.. At lease getting closer and holding her hand!!??

                November 2, 2012
            • jhen #

              who is that Hyun Bin..is he the ex-bf of Song Hye Kyo?

              November 1, 2012
              • Sussie #

                Yep! Him! 😉 He dated his co-star of Worlds Within drama but they broke up a couple of weeks before his departure to the army

                November 1, 2012
        • CallieP #

          I loved LMH in the first episode, so cheeky and his acting was excellent. He stuffed Korean food in his mouth with so much enjoyment. Talking with his mouth full. He just nailed the scene. It just shows what an accomplished actor he is.

          November 2, 2012
        • FANOFKR #

          You know I have given this some thought, can ES continue her practice as a doctor, she did say to the Yuen envoy somewhere that all she wanted was to make soap & tried not to change history etc., if she applies her heavenly skill to save people then she would be put in a dangerous situation again.

          November 2, 2012
          • dani #

            I’ve thought about it too. But considering she wasn’t even talking “present korean” like she used to, I don’t believe she would risk herself using her tools anymore (she left the ones she had in the past, and the ones CY brought when capturing her was taken by Yuan’s embassador).

            So I believe “yes”, she remembers everything she learned as a doctor in the present world and might use it, and “no” she won’t use the present terms when treating a patient, she will use the language, tools and medication she learned with Jang Bin and in 1250, in order not to be noticed and be in danger again :). She must have been very cautious when she was alone, so I think she knows how to hold her tongue now, especialy since she wants to be with CY :).

            November 3, 2012
            • FANOFKR #

              Thank you, insightful as always.

              November 4, 2012
    • CallieP #

      Pam , I love your description of Young’s signature rocket-launching hugs. Ha! Ha! Never thought about it that way but now every time he hugs, I will think of your description.

      November 1, 2012
      • Pam #

        Awww…thanks CallieP. Young is so emotionally repressed but when he loves, he loves with all of his heart. It’s all or nothing for our daejang. When I see him yank ES to him and they collide in a hug, it reminds me of a rocket blasting off…too power to stop. You don’t want to get in between that hug or risk combustion from all that passion. *Fanning myself* LOL!

        November 1, 2012
        • CallieP #

          You are right, he yanks like the mighty warrior that he is. He is so repressed so he channels all his emotions towards his love for ES. Wanted to add something further about CH since you started watching it. LMH is amazing in it. His action scenes there are one of a kind too and he did 90% of those scenes himself. He had a great action team there. It seems that they hired the same team for Faith but it did not have the same results. LMH did some nifty sword scenes but it could be the filming or editing because it did not come out as awesome as CH most of the time. LMH practiced his sword handling skills a lot and he had some nice moves., I really like the way he slashes with his sword and the way he twirls it around. With a better director, I think LMH would excel in sword fighting scenes.

          Did you see the video clip of LMH practising his sword twirling using a broom? He was in a commercial shoot and while waiting for the shoot to be set up, he went to a corner, and started twirling a broom around like a sword. He was really really good at it. It was a sight to see.

          November 2, 2012
          • FANOFKR #

            Daejang’s sword twirling was a delight to see, I guess lots of hard work went into perfecting it, LMH had to work harder than anybody in Faith cuz he had so many fight scenes.

            November 3, 2012
          • Pam #

            Omg, CallieP, I’ve got to see that clip of LMH! Was it a BTS and if so which one? Thanks letting me know! You’re right, if he’s wiling to hire a professional swordsman to teach him how to handle a sword, he’s pretty dedicated. Aww….still fangirling long after Faith has ended 😦 You’re right, too bad the directing didn’t do LMH justice. Have a good day, dear!

            November 4, 2012
  18. Zainab #

    Just wanna say… AWESOME recaps by Jooni and Softy.
    Watched many kdrramas this year but the romance, the concept of faith and loyalty hit me HARD! this is called EPIC..:p

    November 1, 2012
    • MM #

      Yes awesome weren’t they!!!

      November 1, 2012
  19. Aimajo #

    What sucks for me is that I have to wait for Hulu to put the last two episodes up.

    November 1, 2012
    • Well, I cant seem to find episodes 1-12 with english substitles!!!

      November 1, 2012
      • chikoku #

        you can watch it in dramacrazy.net, i watch and download most of my korean drama there

        November 1, 2012
      • Hey Nutty,

        Not sure if you have access in your region, but you can also try viki.com or dramafever.com. You can also download the bit torrent for all 24 episode with eng sub via youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plSgFfhbaRQ&noredirect=1

        Good luck!

        November 1, 2012
  20. Riya #

    Wat i was so dissatisfied about Faith is that why DH din die:-/:-/ he shud ve died…… but am so so so happy abt the ending:):):):):):):):)

    I was looking at the Faith photos and reading the recaps again & again for the past 3 three days, i was like missing my college days, missing my frenzzz, Faith team was so so bad dat they made to cry & make me missing them;(;(;(;(:( Guys, wat were u doing now? someone please direct me to wat do next??????

    November 1, 2012
  21. One question – anyone recall when did CY start referring to ES as ‘his woman’? That may be the inference to the change in their relationship.. 🙂

    November 2, 2012
    • joonni #

      I don’t remember exactly. I only remember when Deok Heung referred to ES as Young’s woman and he didn’t deny it. The scene when Young went to demand the antidote from him after the paper poisoning.

      November 3, 2012
  22. Mee-Ra #

    I love ep 23 better, looking back, the first 10 ep was very much awesome…
    The best thing of ep 24 is Lee MinHo and his fairly fair beard and moustache smile
    But I miss it… Everything about it…

    November 2, 2012
  23. Mee-Ra #

    I wish there’s a sequel for this….
    Or movie version.
    Wow wouldn’t that be so cool!!

    November 2, 2012
    • FANOFKR #

      Japanese drama series often do that, if the drama is popular, they would do a movie version, but there is mentioned here somewhere that Faith is not high in Korean ratings, so movie is not likely to happen, (SOB), but is there someway we foreign viewers can express our love for Faith to SBS? I can like it on the Faith facebook but will the tv moguls know about it??

      November 3, 2012
  24. Charlie #

    can’t get this song out of my head:

    4 CY and ES

    November 2, 2012
  25. Still in middle of a power outtage here, but I finally got to watch hooked up to a wifi at a library! It feels like my entire town is here, trying to get warm, and all these electronic devices getting charged all over the library.

    I am satisfied at how it ended, but I do wish there could have been one more hug even. :). This drama has finally turned me into a LMH fan and I don’t know how KSH is in other dramas , but I loved her as ES and I loved ES the character so much.

    I can’t help, because I loved the overall story and drama so much, and can’t help regret a little how much better Faith would have been with better directing editing though. Ah well.

    Anyway, I missed interacting with everyone here…its been crazy wherer I am. I am looking forward to the next drama Joonni follows.

    November 2, 2012
  26. SH #

    Thanks everyone for reading my comments and liking them. Writing and commenting about Faith has turned out to be a fun hobby for me.

    I’ve never been much of a prolific poster or reviewer of K-dramas before; I like watching them mindlessly and not having to think too much. With Faith, it’s different. I love dissecting everything about this show.

    I also enjoy reading everyone’s thoughts. I’m glad we have this space to share the love for this show 😀

    November 2, 2012
    • CallieP #

      Same here too, SH. I never posted so much. I hope you will continue to do more even though the show is over.

      November 2, 2012
  27. Jyam #

    To SH: Writer Song Ji Na is that you? lol :-D.

    Thanks SH for that perfect elaboration.

    November 2, 2012
  28. ann #

    Hi Joonni..!! Hi Guys..!! Miss you a lot 😦

    Don’t know what to do now, I miss daejang ‘n Eun Soo so much..

    November 3, 2012
    • Hi Ann,

      We miss ya too, faithful. I miss Daejang badly too. Can’t really describe this withdrawal i’m going through. Not a day goes by that I don’t rewatch a scene from the series just to see Daejang/Imja Couple. I can’t stop listening to the OST, but when I do I miss them even more. Lose lose situation really. I know I should face the music and get some help, but I really really don’t want to ***shaking head and sighing***

      Come join us, gutterbuds, over at “Keeping the Faith 2” post Joonni created for us to fangirl!

      ***hugs***

      November 3, 2012
      • ann #

        Haha.. You are not the only one! Me too! I do always listening the ost while working or driving. Every night before going to sleep, I rewatch its episode, but I have to wait until my husband has slept, haha.. It’s too embarrassing to love a drama like that!

        I hope somebody, maybe the director, the writer or even LMH or KHS read our comment here and think about making faith next season, it would be great, isn’t it?

        Well, gukja just wait for me, I will jump to “keeping the faith 2”, I just can’t wait to see you there. Muuuaccchhh… (Big hug too..)

        Love you gukja, joonni, softy, all of you guys,
        Being here is a memorable moment! 🙂

        November 3, 2012
        • Riya #

          Ya, that ll be awesome Ann:):):) by this time they must be aware of this blog. because when u just search Google for faith, Joonni blog is on first page of the result:):):) dats how i came here too, from that day am addict to Faith, this blog, everyone’s comments:):):) its making my day all these time:):):)

          Also, i wanna tel this… sorry if its gonna be boring:):) Gateway to korean drama is Boys over flowers… i really love how Korean people appreciate small things, feelings, their way of living, i even learnt sum korean words:):) People around me started thinking that am weird, but very soon my sister & brother became crazy like me… Ha ha ha…. In a week they started pestering me for BOF songs and other dramas:):):)

          Am sure to visit Korea atleast once in lifetime:):):) Hope i ll get sum frenz there before that;):):) i want to taste their kimchi once;p i know am weird to tell things, coz i have never been crazy about anything like this, But Faith did it:):):) Anyways I love to be weird in this way:):):) he he he;););) Gud Night Fangirls;):):) Hope to get chweeeet dreamzzzzzzzzzzzz:):):)

          November 3, 2012
          • ann #

            Riya, you know something? You are just like me! Haha..

            I know this tall man, LMH, from BOF too.. After that, I’m so crazy of anything about him, ‘n about Korea also. It’ so embarrasing. That’s why when I found this blog, thank you so much Joonni, thank you, thank you so much, I felt so relief, I’m not the only one that so crazy about LMH ‘n Faith.

            I’m glad I’m still normal, haha..

            November 3, 2012
            • Riya #

              Ya, Joonni made us to feel at ease, coz she made a platform for us to share our thoughts & craziness, n to feel dat ‘ha, right thank god, am not the oly one’:):):):);0)

              If u prefer, i ll tel sum more blogs to get to know abt our Min Ho:):):) of course, i shud admit dat Joonni is the best i ve seen so far:):):) *** A bow & big hug to joonni*** Am jus waiting to know wat ll be Joonni following next!!!!

              November 3, 2012
              • ann #

                Oh it’s still sunday, so I still enough time to see the blog. Do you mind to sent me first riya?

                Everything about him makes me crazy, just sent to janggeum2777@gmail.com

                Thank you riya!

                November 4, 2012
              • P.S. Btw, forgot to mention that I agree with you both that Joonni’s blog is ‘heaven sent’ to us Faithfuls:) in so many ways!

                November 4, 2012
          • My goodness, girls. i’m with you both. My hubby thought I was kookoo for LMH since BOF, Personal Taste and City Hunter. Now, with Faith he just thinks I’ve gone beyond nuts and there’s just no hope for me in sight…LOL.

            Like Riya, I started using ‘korean’ words that I’ve come to learn with the hubby in our daily conversations even though they are just basic words like ‘no, yes, YOGI,etc.’. He’s just humors me by responding to it and often says ‘since when did i get a Korean wife?’..HA! I also love the fact that he still calls me ‘my Imja’ :).

            I also told him I want to visit Korea some day. He jokingly said ‘ok, as long as it’s not a one-way ticket there…HEEHEE!

            November 4, 2012
            • Riya #

              Ha ha, U r chincha lucky gal Gukja:):):) My parents r searching a groom for me, & u know my first condition to him ll be dat he has to call me IMJA;););)

              November 4, 2012
              • hehe. Well, here’s to wishing that you find a ‘daejang’ of your own real soon who will be more than happy to call you ‘Imja’ and feed you kisspirin forever :). Have FAITH!!!

                November 4, 2012
            • ann #

              Oh gukja you know what, my tears flowed ‘n I involuntarily smiled when I read your comment.. I’ve been learning hangul too, since I want to learn officially trough a korean teacher but I don’t have much time!

              You’re so lucky with a husband that understand very well his wife. When I’m at home, ‘n wanna listen the osts, like now, I have to wear headset because my husband doesn’t like it.
              😦

              At least he still let me watch LMH’s drama ‘n allow me to make a trip plan to Korea. It’s just that he’s always teasing me when I memorized the song Younha and one piece .. (I love it)

              Wew, it’s all because of you Joonni ‘n Softy. So glad we meet friends that we don’t have to feel so embarrasing when we talk about something we love very much.. 🙂

              November 4, 2012
            • ann #

              Gukja I don’t know your face yet, but I see you comment there, here, and there.. I think you’re a warm person ‘n very cheerful like Gem Jan Di, still remember? Gu Jun Pyo’s girl friend that’s played by Kim Hye Sun. Haha.. I’m sorry if I said something improperly.

              You are like a lotus flower, it beautifies around it even in the midle of mud!

              Cheer! ^ ^

              November 4, 2012
              • Hi Ann,

                Awh, thank you for your sweet compliment. I’m sad, because of this whole Faith withdrawal. but you managed to put a smile on my face this morning (1:45 am my time). I am in no shape or form as pretty as a lotus flower, but thank you kindly for your beautiful comment. Even without knowing anyone’s face here I get the impression that Joonni, you and all the faithfuls i’ve been conversing with are all sweet, warm and passionate at heart, so i’m really glad to have met everyone.

                I really hope you get to visit Korea soon and have the time of your life there! Here’s to wishing you a chance to run into our Daejang or Imja or even one of the woodalchi puppies…HA!!

                Also, no need to be embarrassed over your FAITH/LMH obsession. We’re all in the same boat here. I tossed pride, embarrassment, sanity, etc. out the window a long time ago..LOL

                **hugs***

                November 4, 2012
              • Riya #

                Hi Ann, i too felt very gud to see Gukja comments, and to be frank when i saw people responding to my comments, i felt so happy:):):) thanku for making me happy girls:):)

                Ann, its my pleasure to send u those blog address, Check in few mins:):)

                November 4, 2012
  29. Riya #

    AH Gukja!!! *** blush blush blush*** thank you so much for wishes:):):)

    November 4, 2012
  30. chikoku #

    I know this is toooooo late, and maybe there are few people recognize this already, but i have to tell this or i’m going crazy. After re-run Faith again, i just realize what the real meaning when the fortune teller said “you’re going to have a long journey for a year”. At first, i (and most of us) thought that it means she will live in goryeo for 1 year, and then come back to the future.

    But, i just realize it is mean about ES’s travelling through the portal many times to get back to CY again. She had a long journey for a year through many times and circumstance.

    Damn.. i love Writer Song more !!! How she connect all the dots, little things, and create it to a beautiful and unpredictable storyline, and without change the real history. She never missed any detail. She’s DAEBAK !!

    November 4, 2012

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