Young just can’t keep his feelings hidden, and at this point, he has no interest in hiding them (awwwww). Bitchy Queen Kim learns about Young’s feelings for Ra On and Yoon Sung makes the offer to help Ra On live like a woman. Ra On comes to Eunuch Ma’s aid and he repays the favour, all the while confirming what we all know: the girl’s a cat with nine lives.
This episode is all about Lady Hae getting her moment to shine. She’s gracious and beautiful and remained so till the very end (you will be missed Lady Hae. You will be missed). So proves that he really does get Hae Soo, and Hae Soo spends the episode making new friends, discovering blossoming feelings and thanking her history teacher for helping to save her life. Poor girl. Nothing is ever easy in Goryeo.
So and Hae Soo’s relationship takes an about-face into friendship territory, and it is quite satisfying to watch it unfold. Meanwhile, her relationship with Wook tries to enter the forbidden territory (of course in the time, it’s a-okay), but the two of them keep trying to resist it. Queen Yoo’s still the winner of the worst mother of the year, whilst Yeon Hwa has me thinking that there must have been a baby switch because there is no way nice Queen Hwangbo is her birth mother. You hear that Yeon Hwa. You’re probably the lost child of Queen Yoo (hahahaha).
So proves that his whispered nickname of being a demonic wold-dog is well earned (and confirms that yes, he does look badass when he’s slicing through assassins). Queen Yoo’s quite insistent on one of her sons becoming the king of Goryeo (of course we have no idea if she remembers that So’s her son too). And the feelings between Hae Soo and Lady Hae continues to grow stronger.
Zhen Yi tries to separate the boys and they stick to their guns and prove that this friendship is solid (may it remain so to the very end). Nai’s online seduction is working very well and Wei Wei’s having thoughts that would make Nai very happy (should he be privy to them, that is).
Wei Wei continues to prove that she’s the heroine of both ours and Nai’s dreams (girl, you are amazing!). Yi Ran and Guang continue in the way delusional second leads do. Xi makes her first entry into the gaming world and Guang will soon follow after. Of course they’re both doing it for the wrong reasons but only time will tell if it might right itself out in the end.
Nai continues to prove that he knows Wei Wei best (even though at the moment, he only knows her via the game). Guang starts his courting in earnest, and decides that when a girl doesn’t like you back, it’s best to convince her otherwise through online gaming and a challenge of a one-on-one with the guy she likes.
Cheol Ho retains the honour the rat bastard who I hate more than Sang Hoon himself. Things go from bad to worse “W” style. It’s Seong Moo’s turn to have an existential crisis and Chul has Yeon Joo make a difficult choice.
This episode is all Young’s because no Crown Prince has ever made coming to a rescue look so damn cool. Eunuch Ma just can’t keep his bloody mouth shut. Ra On gets into big trouble. The Qing emissary is a complete arse and Ra On’s friends come to her rescue in the most spectacular of ways.
This episode is all about how crazy Cheol Ho has become: crazy and obsessive and with power that we hope doesn’t remain in his hand for too long. Chul moves across dimensions to save his wife, and even puts his life on the line. Seong Moo finally steps up, although he got some help from Chul and has finally earned the right to call himself Yeon Joo’s father.