OMG my heart – I bawled like crazy through that last scene…I am still shaking…It’s like even though you’ve guessed for weeks that this would happen, when it actually does, it’s different than when you imagined it. back then these characters were just getting to know each other. no one fell in love yet on the show, but we certainly did. Over time as they developed feelings for each other, the audience knew it would be difficult to see this couple say goodbye and have these guys go back to Joseon. That’s always been inevitable so we braced ourselves for that episode. I really thought it would be tonight, but what the writer chose to do instead just floored me. How could this happen. Wasn’t it enough that they have to go their separate ways? Why this? I’m sitting here trying to grasp at straws, but there aren’t any. It was pretty clear what will happen next in that last scene. Omg – how do you brace for an impact that is going to knock you silly anyway.
Thanks to Semi-fly for her torrents. wondering what your guess is for the finale week. :)
Written before it aired: Last night when I watched that scene where G is kneeling in front of the grandmother’s portrait, I worried for the actor himself. It hasn’t been that long since he had to do that for real so I kept worrying about what was going through his head. If he was remembering his own father’s funeral and letting the emotions well up. It also made me wonder if some of those were actual tears coming from his heart and not his acting. At times like this, it’s very hard to differentiate the lines between fiction and reality. Especially since this scene came up on the heels of what happened a few days ago. I read that Micky went to go visit his father’s gravesite recently and tweeted about how much he missed his dad like crazy. Then that actor who plays Taemu (Lee Tae Sung) tweeted Micky a sweet message. Something about how Micky is doing well now and all he has to do is keep being the kind of son his father doesn’t have anything to feel ashamed about till they meet in heaven later. I never thought a tweet would get to me so much, but it did. I have to admit, after reading that message, I no longer hate Taemu cuz the actor behind that character is beyond awesome. I said this before when this drama first aired, but I really am grateful to Micky for keeping it together and proceeding with this drama as planned despite his own personal loss. I bet somewhere up in heaven, there is a father looking down beaming with pride.
As for the preview, I’m not too worried since G can’t stay in jail for very long anyway. I kept imagining him disappearing right before their very eyes and freaking out the police. I guess we have to expect the four guys to return to Joseon either tonight or next week. Something tells me they won’t save that for the last minute. There are some loose ends to tie up in Joseon, but would they need an entire episode or two. As for who will get the company, after getting that text and learning that Sena knew all along that H was Injoo and not telling Jang, I doubt Jang would leave Sena the company shares. So I hope they don’t dwell on the company too much and just throw us a bone and let us either hold onto the hope that H and G will stay together or start preparing for an alternate ending that will be hard to imagine. Whatever happens, I’m going to recap tonight on pins and needles for sure.
There must be something in the Joseon water for these guys to have so much willpower and restraint. First it happened on Moon when Hwon waited 8 yrs for the love of his life. at least G only had to wait a few months. Errr…. or does that make it 300yrs since the crown princess wasn’t his true love. I get confused. either way, self-restraint runs deep in these crown princes.
Starts from G walking down the hall to S’s officetel. He uses her key card to get in. she asks how T could ask her to go to the wake and how could you dare stand at the chairman’s wake – aren’t you even afraid. She turns and faces him. T comes in and says Tae Yong ah and G calls him a bastard and punches him. then again. G: you made grandmother pass away didn’t you. say it. T calls him crazy. what are you talking about? G: you are a liar and murderer -you are both. I already knew that. T: dont say whatever you want. they struggle and G hits him again. G says I will make sure you pay for your crimes. G walks off leaving T on the ground bleeding -huffing and puffing.
G walks down the hall to TY’s room. He looks at TY. G says in his head: I am sorry Yong TY – in your place I wasnt able to protect grandma. I committed a huge sin to you. I will catch the ones who killed her and put them away with my own hands and then beg for your forgiveness. Yong TY- have strength
G sits and remembers all the time grandma held him and asked him to be her grandson TY.
H goes to meet him. They sit together. He says just like in Joseon you are real sisters with S. hearing it straight from you in person, I am more shocked. one more mystery that was bothering me has been solved. He says how it must have been awful for her to live all this time not knowing. if she knew sooner that she had a real mother, she wouldnt have been lonely and having a hard time. since you found your mom isnt that something to rejoice. H: if only we knew each other and met from the start.
She stands and cries so G gets up to back hug her but he sees how he is disappearing. He reappears and stares at his hands. She turns and asks what’s wrong. G lies: It’s nothing. H: why do you look like that. G: I said it was nothing so why are you like that. He quickly walks away from her
She follows and catches up to him. He looks at his hands and says I disappeared and couldn’t see my body. So I couldn’t hug you. H: you saw? You saw yourself disappear? G: then have you already seen me disappear before? she nods yes. G: Why didn’t you tell me sooner. H: how could I tell you that. what do I say? she turns away and cries. he puts his hand on her shoulder and hugs her. she cries and so does he.
They are sitting together. G asks -his body disappearing for a short time and coming back is a sign that means he has to go back to Joseon huh. She nods yes. H thinks if that’s correct it means he has to go back. He thinks the reason why he came here from Joseon was to meet her. the only thing I did here was to like you. she says he also came to figure out the princess’s murder. G: but with the time i was given, I want to use it for your sake. I dont have much time. H: you also have to figure out about what happened with grandma. G: I will figure that out no matter what.
The guys wait for G. G: what happened? Y says the police doesnt think it was an accident and are investigating. M says the police are questioning those people around the chairman. G says for certainT is involved in making grandma die. C says this situation is they sense T did it but no evidence. G: that’s right. we have to find clear evidence that T did that so he cant get out of it. we have to find the proof before the police. I am going to make sure to put him away with my own hands.
The lawyer goes over the will and says the chairman left her inheritance to TY. if TY doesnt show up during the final reading of the will, then the entire inheritance goes to T. this will was made when TY was missing, but since he is present he will inherit. aunt mutters the chairman didnt think of her at all (meaning chairman didnt leave her anything) Pyo says she only entrusted the company to TY not the entire fortune. pyo looks at T and his dad and says” unlike some people who are out for money.” lawyer says they are going to formally finalize this tm at noon. he asks if anyone wants to contest this will – if they do then they can contact the lawyers but Pyo says no one will contest it.
T’s dad and T discuss what happened. his dad thinks the old woman was determined to give the company to TY. T is angry -can they just lose the inheritance to TY like this. the dad says what can they do cuz it’s in the will. also TY is in his right mind. there has to be something wrong with him to do anything about it
T remembers what G said to him about being a liar and murderer and realizes TY is G. he goes back to his office and takes out a dvd and inserts it. it’s a recording of the hospital when TY supposedly woke up. He sees G hide his hand and knows the truth
The cop goes to S’s home. He asks are you Hong Sena? S: yes I am. he says I am here about the chairman’s accident so can I ask you some questions? S: what questions?
T goes to the chairman’s home and sees G’s car. He opens it and puts some money and incriminating evidence inside the side compartment (why dont these cars have alarms?)
G is walking deep in thought and H follows him. She plays with his hand and he holds on tight. He says sorry I couldn’t give you attention even though we are together. She says a king who can only see a girl is not attractive so keep continuing to contemplate what was bothering you. G laughs and says she is good. She asks if he cant figure out what happened with the grandma’s accident. He says I have a feeling about it but no evidence. G sees an ad about a car’s black box and how it’s good for safety. He asks if every car has those black boxes. she says these days a lot of cars have them. G remembers stepping on some debris that day and the chalk mark on the ground to show how the accident happened. he says how there was an car accident in front of the home the day the grandma died. She thinks if those people who were in the accident had a black box, then it might be recorded who came and left the grandma’s home
H and G go and ask each mechanic for a car that came in to be fixed. two say they dont know and one does. they finally find out the car that had the accident. H asks if that car has a black box. The woman says yes but that place is far away cuz it’s a distant relative’s car who came for a visit. H asks for that home’s address.
they share yogurt drinks. H says since they got the address, let’s go home quickly and get ready and go find that place. I think it will work out well. The cops show up and ask: are you yong TY? G: yes. the cop asks again:are you really YTY for sure. G says yes I am YTY. The cops arrest him for posing as YTY and for being a suspect behind the chairman’s accident. ( he reads him his rights in Korean – those rights about having a lawyer and everything- i think it’s called your Miranda rights. who knew watching years of Law and order would pay off). H stops them and says wait a minute. G says I didn’t do anything. H says this person is YTY.
The cop questions G and asks where is the real TY. G says I am the real TY. the cops: are you going to keep doing this – let’s be truthful. G: when you see YTY and ask where is YTY, what do I answer? cop shows the evidence found in G’s car that T planted and says we found this in your car. you posed as YTY and went into that home and killed the chairman. you took the company money and was prepared to run off overseas. everything falls into place so why do you keep saying you didnt do it. G: I don’t know what this is – it’s the first time I saw this
T is sitting next to G. G explains how on that day, he was drinking with T at a bar. G tells T to tell them. cop asks T: on the day of the accident where and who were you with. T lies and says I was with S at my officetel. G says to T: what are you saying now? when I said was going home you held onto me saying let’s have one more drink. T says to the cop: if you need a witness for what I said, I will call S as my witness. cop thanks him for his help and tells him to go. G asks if that obvious lie about being with S will hold up. T says: that’s not for you a con artist to say. anyway it will all be over by tm.(cuz of the will being finalized by then) until then just rot here. After that I will squash you for good. G says it will never happen the way you want.
cop puts G behind bars. G says I am not the one. that jerk T made grandma die. he put me in here so he can get the company. if I dont go out now, it’s all over. I cant give up now. Let me out right now. please let me out. cop goes over and handcuffs G. G: what are you doing? cop warns he will add on an extra charge if he isnt quiet. (like disturbing the peace maybe cuz G was yelling – at first using banmal then asking politely)
T eats with S. she doesn’t eat so he tells her to eat. It’s all over so eat and gain strength. took care of that imposter so after tm, the company and everything will be ours. S: really? T: forget all your worries
G remembers what T said - how it’s over by tm. until then rot here. And after that I will squash you.
G asks to be let out again-just for an hour and I will come back. G is told to be quiet
At home the lotus plant has bloomed and there is a lotus flower. H looks at G’s handkerchief and notices the stitching on the handkerchief of who embroidered it.
H goes and visits G in jail. G: there is nothing i can do. H tells him not to worry too much cuz it wont work out the way those people want. she shows him the letters on the handkerchief and tells him to look at it- what does it mean. He reads it and says it’s Bu Yong. He says how the princess gave it to him saying she stayed up all night to stitch it, but the truth is Bu yong made it. she asks why he didn’t know that all this time. he says he didn’t know in Joseon when he saw it, but this was from Bu yong. His hand goes out to reach for it but his hand disappears. Then G’s whole body disappears. The cop comes in so H pretends to be on the phone so it looks like nothing is wrong. She says into the phone that she just finished her visit and he went back inside just now. I should go too. (so that it looks like G went back inside).
G walked out of jail and is waiting in the hallway. H goes to him.They see the cop so they take the stairs and leave. Outside, she tells him to hurry and run and be careful
It’s almost noon and everyone is gathered. T’s dad laughs and tells the lawyer to start. Pyo says there is 3 mins left. Lawyer says I will start at noon according to the law. G runs like crazy to catch the elevator but he misses it so he runs up the stairs.
The lawyer introduces the other lawyers and reads the will that was checked yesterday for validation. The chairman left everything to TY. is TY here. T’s dad laughs. Lawyer says if the main benefactor isnt here then it will go to Yong Taemu. Lawyer gives the paperwork for T to look over. T is about to stamp it when G comes in.
G: wait a minute. I am sorry for being late. Yong TY is here. T says that person is not TY -he is a fake. G: if I am a fake how could I come here. I am here – I’m YTY.
Pyo hugs G. G: why are you like this. Pyo: I thought everything was going to T. how did you get out of jail. pyo says he just got the call and everyone is on their side. G says thank goodness we were able to protect the grandma’s inheritance. pyo says as the CEO, G should kick out T and take care of the company, but G asks to leave it up to him to take care of T cuz he has an idea. G asks Pyo to take care of the company and gives pyo a title bump. G says how grandma would have felt safe doing that. pyo asks if G is going to clear up what happened to the grandma and G says I will for sure.
Y gives G the black box from the accident. G says Y did well and says let’s look at it. G tells C and M to turn it on so they can see what happened that day. G looks and calls out Y’s name
T goes out of the building and Y grabs him and shoves him in the car.
G orders T to call S over here. T: if you do stuff like this do you think you will be ok? Y hits T’s head. G: call S.
when S shows up G orders for the video to be shown. S and T watch as the video shows S walking out with the laptop. G says this video was taken at the time grandma passed away. S says what is strange about me coming out of grandma’s home. I always went in and out so what (meaning I do that all the time). G: I’m saying during the time of grandma’s death, you came out of the home. T says the time of death could be off by an hour or two. So stop saying ignorant things and get out of the way. T was going to leave but Y holds him down to sit. G says how he wanted T to pay for his crime on his own. dont commit anymore crimes and put everything down. resign from the company on your own. and return the company money. if you dont, you will feel unbearable pain. (sounded like it would be inflicted by Y). T says to S: there is no need to reply -let’s go, but G yells this is the last chance that I am giving you. you and I dont have much time. just know that. they leave
S wonders what to do cuz her face is on there. he will take that video to the police. what do I do – what happens to me now. T says I will kill that guy – I have to end this now.
G is in bed and H is sitting outside his door. She calls out “your highness” and he says it’s late so go sleep. H: ok then sleep well. She keeps sitting there. H: hey dummy – are you really sleeping? G: yes I am sleeping. H: how can someone who is sleeping talk? G gets up and goes to her and asks why she cant leave from outside his door. She says cuz I am afraid you will disappear suddenly like at the station awhile ago. He pulls her inside.
They lie in bed together. He holds her hand. G: if I do this do you feel more at ease? H: if you didn’t disappear you wouldn’t have been able to protect the company. You will have to go back to joseon to solve the princess’ murder case. you have to go back huh? That’s the right thing huh? G faces her and says: instead of feeling tormented about not knowing when we have to part ways, i decided to only think about this time when I am with you. I like this moment now. let’s make a lot of wonderful moments. think about what you want to do tm night with me. Hurry and sleep. She closes her eyes and he does too
T and S stand by a lake. T tells S to memorize this place well so she recognizes everything. S:ok. T: whatever you have to do- you must bring G here.
S goes to the rooftop and meets H. S says I came cuz I had something to say. H: go in and talk. S: can I do that?
S asks you don’t like to see me huh. of course you would. If I trade places and think about it, I wouldn’t want to see me. I guess I should say sorry first. I’m sorry. I needed some time to come and talk to you. S cries and says I don’t know why I did that – these days I wish I could die. when I think about what I did I cant lift my head around. I cant go to mom’s home or meet my real mom or you. should I just die. if I die will that allow some forgiveness. H: why are you saying such things. don’t talk nonsense. H gives her Kleenex. H says I will go get something to eat. Wait here for a minute
S notices that H got a text from G. G asks: were you still not able to decide where to go tonight to play. S takes the phone into the bathroom. She texts G back. Meet by 8pm by the lake. Let’s do some night fishing. G reads it and repeats: night fishing? G texts back and says “I put a couple T on top of the shoe cabinet – it belongs to C. kekeke. so wear that and look pretty when you come later.” S smiles (maybe cuz of the “kekeke”)
S goes back and puts the phone in her bag. After S sat down, H comes over with fruit and tells S to eat. S suddenly says I will go. H: are you busy? S: yes don’t come out. i’m going. As S leaves she takes the couple T shirt with her
S is about to pull away but H calls out wait a minute and gets in with her. S: what’s going on. H says I don’t think I should send you off like this. eat and go. I will buy. H sees the lake setting on the navigation and asks why are you going there. you arent thinking of something right? (H worries that S is thinking of committing suicide) S says I put in the settings incorrectly. H: if you made a mistake, you can correct it while living. if you did something wrong then apologize. dont think of taking your life so lightly. S tells her not to worry-I’m going home. H gets a call and it’s coming from S’s bag. H says it’s the same as my phone ring tone, aren’t you going to answer it? S doesn’t answer and lets it go to voice
G is buying fishing gear with the guys. M shows him a fishing pole and says comparing the cost and function, this is the best choice. but C says it doesnt look flashy- this red one will look good on you. Y shows him one and says they said this is the strongest. G tells them to choose one that’s right for H too. M asks why G is looking for fishing equipment suddenly. G: fishing is something you can do at night too. C says: ohhhh a date at night. Y offers to go too since it’s dangerous at night so G says there is no need. Y insists so C and M shush him (cuz they know better than to interrupt the date) G calls H again. C: H still isnt picking up it seems. G: we already agreed on where to meet so she will come there. G asks if they are going to the baseball stadium. they nod yes. G says sorry to C for taking his Tshirt. C: it’s ok. he checks his pocket and realizes he forgot the baseball tickets so he has to go home to get it. I will hurry and get it so go there first. M rolls his eyes while Y looks in C’s pocket again. G tells them to have fun. they leave but Y goes back to tell G – have a good night.
S drops off H and says I don’t feel like eating so I will leave first. Let’s eat together next time. S drives off and leaves H there at the restaurant
G has an elaborate set up at the lake with all the fishing gear and chairs
H goes home and looks for her cell phone. she says it’s strange – i left it here. C comes in and gets the tickets. he asks didn’t you go fishing. H: fishing? what fishing? C: his highness already left for the fishing. I will be going first. Have fun and we wont wait up today and sleep first. C leaves. H calls out: what about fishing? H remembers how S acted strangely -how the cell phone ring was same as hers – how she saw the lake on the navigation on S’s car, and how C said G went to go fishing
G is waiting and wonders why H isnt coming when it’s so late. He thinks about this remote location she chose
H is on her way in a cab and tells the driver to go faster
G paces back and forth. He calls H again but her phone has been turned off. He thinks her battery died. He looks around to check for her, in the distance he sees who he thinks is H but it’s S dressed as H wearing C’s shirt. G calls out and says why are you so late. You should have called that you would be late. She waved and ran off so he thinks she is playing around. G calls out playfully -just wait till I catch you.
T is waiting in his car. He revs his engine and heads over quietly and slowly with his headlights off
H gets out of the cab and looks for G. she is on the road and keeps looking
S runs off and G follows her. S hides in the tall grass. G says her joke is going too far. T sees G standing there and starts moving the car quietly over to G to run him down. H sees G standing there and the car headed over to him. She calls out to G -your highness. G sees her. he smiles and waves. H runs over to him. G sees the car headed his way, but it’s too late to avoid it. H pushes G out of the way and faces the car headlights. OMG
NGs are shown.
* can I just say, everyone knew H would push him out of the way and take his place, but that music and her tears just unleashed my floodgate of tears. of all the ways for G to find out that the princess didnt die in that lake in Joseon, this was the worst. it seemed pretty cruel to let him come here and find his real destiny and love and then have her die like that -then on top of all that – for him to realize he mourned the wrong woman back in Joseon. Part of me was hoping H survives this accident, but then it wouldnt make sense. Bu Yong died back then so doesnt that mean H has to die here. and that G came here to find all that out. at this point, I really hope this all ends in a dream like some of you said – that G wakes up and realizes all this happened in his mind. and he learns all that the night before Bu Yong dies so he can rescue her from her fate. If only wishes were enough.
The problem with watching live broadcasts is the lack of a pause button, and my poor heart needed a break just after 20 minutes. Between tear-worthy grandma flashbacks, even more tear-worthy discussion of G’s disappearance, the reading of the will, and T confirming that TY isn’t TY, I was already clutching at my chest, but then of course G got arrested and it all just kept getting worse!
G probably should have used the police against T long ago, but I suppose he is used to taking care of investigations himself back in Joseon times and doesn’t like relying on anyone else. Between photos, H’s witness accounts, and the key fob on the floor (which he should have left there) he’d at least have been able to start some sort of case. The evidence could be countered with some cleverness, but it would have been stronger than the case used to throw TY in jail (a rich guy having money in his car isn’t too convincing). Also, is there actually some crazy law in Korea that states if someone isn’t present at the reading of a will, they forfeit their claim? That seems like it should be illegal. I sort of like the whole kidnapping and interrogation method G has going, but he definitely should have brought that video to the police as soon as he saw that video. It’s not like he doesn’t know that T is a big fan of murder, so making him more desperate and setting him free is a very bad idea!
Of course, all that was just oversight, but how could H possibly let S go after all that terribly suspicious behavior? S comes over for a visit, randomly leaves, has a strange location on her gps, has the same ringtones as H, acts completely shifty-eyed, and H just gets out of the car? She should have punched S in the face and snatched her purse (I suppose that’s not her style). I can’t fault her for stupidly standing there and not properly yelling a warning to G when she saw the car though; I lose my voice when I’m scared too.
So now what? Did H seriously just get hit by a car? Thankfully T chose a terrible murder method, so I don’t think she’ll die, but I’m not sure how it will all play out. I’m guessing that T will flee the scene immediately, and G will take H to the hospital. G is going to be seriously PO’d though, so I think it’s time for him to really take action and finally take T down.
Honestly though, I’m somewhat dreading all these big problems being solved. As soon as everyone is happy I think that G will disappear, and I don’t know if any of us will handle that well. This episode already made me weepy enough, and I know it’s nothing compared to what we have coming. Thank goodness we have our adorable trio of boys and even more adorable bedtime snuggling to lighten the mood!
I love the honesty and openness of the OTP’s relationship, and how G told her about seeing himself disappear pretty much right away. Similarly, I loved how H waited outside his room and admitted to being scared she would find him gone. They share everything with each other instead of just their happiness (unlike all the noble idiots in most k-dramas) and it just makes me love this couple even more with every scene. It’s a bit cruel that this drama has created an especially wonderful relationship when there’s about 2% chance of them ending up together, but it’s worth the pain. I think the ending will be sweet and satisfying in its own way, but I’m fairly confident it will be heartbreaking along the way.
I’ll be waiting on pins and needles with the rest of you until next week. Get your buckets ready! I’m not sure tissues will be enough.