Eun has a birthday and proves that he might be a year older, but he still lacks the sense of an adult. Hae Soo and So’s friendship continues to grow, as does her relationship with Wook. Even the Crown Prince joins the Hae Soo fan club and this new development has Yeon Hwa, very very unhappy.
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Hae Soo proves that sometimes, you don’t need the boys to come sweeping in to save you. Sometimes, you can pull of your own rescue, all on your own. The princes come together to save the day (except for Yo who we so didn’t miss), and Hae Soo finds herself with a change of residence and a change in profession.
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.
Turns out that even coming from the 21st century doesn’t necessarily make you as smart as you should be. So’s parents won’t be winning any parents of the year awards, not like they care. So continues to get hurt (physically and emotionally); we continue to learn more about the princes and this episode has me thinking that Moo might face an assassination attempt in every episode (poor Moo).
We kick things off in true time-traveling fashion: one girl drowns and comes back to life surrounded by handsome hunks who are all shirtless and wondering who the hell she is (hahaha. Not quite, but close). We meet our heroine, our hero and the myriad of princes that are his brothers, plus one bratty sister as well. There’s political intrigue, cuteness overload, lots of hunky men and comedy to tie it all together. All in all, a pretty strong first episode.