My ability to see the silver lining in worst case scenarios is pretty uncanny. Tonight that ability escaped me for a few minutes as a wave of shock left me dumbfounded towards the end, but I recovered pretty quickly and found my footing again. As I translated some key scenes, I realized again what I would miss about GFB. It really never was about the end goal of finding that elusive gu family book – it was more about the enlightenment KC found along the way as he learned to accept his new identity as a half gumiho. It might have been that first minute when YW stepped over to his side and took his hand in his transformed state where KC first realized he might actually be accepted by people just the way he is. At that point he was even afraid of himself cuz he had no control over his change, but having YW’s unfailing faith in him that he could overcome this and take charge of his own destiny put KC on the right path of living a fulfilling life as a half human. He owes her for so much more than just being level headed for his sake and lecturing him when he needs it. With her continued faith in him and ever increasing love, I just knew nothing could ever come between them. It seems they tested that theory cuz not even things that are beyond their control stopped their love from existing.
*Warning – Get ready with a lot of tissue to watch the first 50mins of this finale cuz it was amazing. It lived up to all its potential and then some.
Two love stories played a major role in GFB – one was resolved and the second is about to tie up its loose ends tonight. I’ve read so many comments about last night’s episode, but I didn’t feel anything negative about it to be honest. Whatever the writer did, it was to bring the story to this conclusion. I think what happens tonight will put to voice the kind of story that was intended from the start. At this point, I’m not expecting any weddings or babies running around, but I do want one happy couple still standing at the end. I imagine SS, teacher Gong, or SJ will have some words of wisdom for KC on his next path in life and all I can hope to see is what we saw at the start of the drama – a scene where KC is surrounded by his loved ones and family as he begins his next journey in life.
When this drama began, Suzy giggled and pulled away as LSG touched her bare back during the press conference, but now there have been skinship galore on set so I bet you anything she wouldn’t pull away again this time. Years from now, she will probably look back on this time and feel a lot of nostalgia for many reasons. Suzy sort of grew up on this set acting wise cuz her role was no longer just wide eyed innocent ingénues. She got to play a stronger persona than usual and really get to stretch her talents beyond just singing and dancing. Plus it was their first sageuk together so I don’t think LSG and Suzy can easily forget what it was like working on GFB. I bet every experience was heightened by the fact that they blew away their other Mon Tues night competitions. After all is said and done, I never had any regrets starting or sticking with GBF. It was the only sageuk I chose to watch this season and it was the best of the bunch so I just want to thank everyone for joining me each night here and over at Joonni’s for the first half. I’m probably not going anywhere near another sageuk for quite some time so I look forward to seeing everyone on a more upbeat comedic show next time around.
*I just want to point out something I noticed last night as I was translating. When GW gave his gun to SB, GW clearly said kill that “nom” with this. That Korean word “nom” is used to refer to “punk” or “guy” in a derogatory manner, but it’s something you say about someone who is younger than you or someone you don’t respect at all. As much as GW hates SS, I have a hard time believing he would refer to SS as “that punk.” It makes more sense that GW would refer to KC as “nom” cuz he always did from the start. Plus GW told KC to go well so the bullet should have been aimed at KC. Maybe cuz GW thought bullets worked on gumihos cuz he shot WR with it and it did have an effect on WR – he suddenly stopped being a demon and reverted back to himself. So even if the bullet doesn’t kill KC and he heals on his own, it would still have some sort of effect – we just don’t know what kind yet. If YW was shot, it had to be by accident or maybe cuz GW wanted to hurt KC and knew choosing her as the target would injure KC more than any other type of torture. Just like the woman he loved was taken from him, GW probably wants KC to go through that pain and anguish as well. But it still doesn’t make sense if anyone other than KC was shot cuz GW gave two hints that the intended target would be KC.
Starts from SS asking what do you want from me. KC asks how far can you trust me. he says how he wants to cut all ties of misdeeds now – he cant forgive GW’s monstrous deeds anymore. SS says then make me a promise -no matter what happens that you wont kill out of revenge. GW will be arrested and executed legally and his accomplices will get the same punishment so don’t get blood on your hands cuz of a your transformed state. cuz then you wont be any different from GW – can I trust you to keep your promise. KC says yes.
Gon, TS, and M fight the guards as KC frees YW, choi, and the servant. KC asks if his father is safe. you aren’t hurt right? choi says I am ok. gon, TS, and M and his guy come in. TS asks if she is safe. YW says yes I am. KC says there is no time cuz SS already arrived. YW asks if SS came too. KC says we are going to see the end of GW today. we all have to go there so you…but she cuts him off and says that’s good cuz I wanted to get back at GW. KC says no – go back to school with my dad. cuz you were tied up all night your health is not good right now. she points out how she kicked him -after getting hit can you still say that? I am still ok. KC: YW. she says I want to stay with you. that’s a place that will go down in history as the end of GW so I want to be there together too. cant I do that? *that’s how she ended up going with them.
GW says to SS – thanks to you it was fun – go well. but KC shows up with his gang and says it would be sad if you just left. do you remember what I said in the past by any chance – that I would do by best to return to get this Inn back and stuck my broom through your desk – that day is today. SB lights the gun and aims. GW tells KC to go well. YW saw the gun first and says no. she calls out to KC just as she gets shot in the back.
she falls and KC catches her. he holds her in his arms and sees all the blood coming out of her back. she cries as she says his name. she reaches up and grabs his sleeve saying don’t go anywhere. her hand drops to her side as she closes her eyes. gon and TS drop their swords and go over to her. KC’s eyes flash green in anger as he cries and stands up. he looks right at SB. he walks over and knocks down the other guards in the way as SB reloads his gun. SB aims and shoots but the gun wont work. KC’s eyes flash green as he grabs the gun and knocks it away and beats SB up till he is bloody. then he pins him against the wall and his eyes flash green again as he says die. all of you evil humans should die. SS calls out to KC. SB struggles to breathe. KC looks at SS and remembers the promise – not to get blood on his hands cuz of his changed state’s fury. no matter what happens – promise you wont kill in your transformed state. KC says to SS – but this guy deserves to die. He doesn’t deserve to live. I will kill him with my own hands. SS says if you start getting blood on your hands through murder – later on you will end up getting more blood on them. don’t do that KC. KC ignores him but stops when YW calls out to KC. she is sitting up with gon’s support. KC lets SB go and runs over to her. gon says hurry and get her treated. KC: ok. GW says no one can leave this place. no one can leave here alive. kill them all. his guards draw their swords. SS yells for them to step back. he goes over to GW and says I cant put up with your misdeeds anymore. he calls for his army. they barge through and come and surround GW’s men from the rooftop with archers and soldiers on the ground. SS orders them to arrest GW and his men for treason. for setting up innocent people as traitors, selling off info about the country and for trying to kill me. GW says are you saying you dare to mess with me. SS says if you were prepared to go after my neck you should have prepared to put your neck out too. you dared to draw your sword on me. what will you do – give me your neck now or throw away that sword and surrender. GW looks towards the goongbon but the aide asks K if SS gave them 3 days to leave. then we have to leave here by tm. K bows to SS then all the Japanese guards leave and abandon GW. as he is being dragged off, SB yells for the guards to escort GW so guards throw smoke bombs and GW gets away with his men. SS yells for his soldiers not to lose GW and arrest them. KC cries and holds YW in his arms
*I know that if she was fated to die cuz of KC, she would have sooner or later down the line, but it didn’t have to be today and not like this. GW was their worst enemy – once he goes down, there would have been less danger and threat. She should have listened to KC and not have gone with them. She was sort of pushing fate if you ask me.
SR hears that YW was shot by the gun. her condition is very critical. CJ asks what is that gun. SR says I didn’t see it for myself but from what I hear you use a powder keg to push the bullet along to leave a wound in the body and if you get shot by that bullet in the end you die. CJ asks if that means YW could die. SR: what do we do.
Gong teacher tells PJ according to what the doctor said there is not much time left (for YW to live). PJ remembers when YW was young and wanted to learn to use the sword. he asked her why so she mentions how some kid got hurt cuz of her and she couldn’t do anything and just cried. so that no one can get hurt cuz of me – I have to get strong. so I want to learn the sword. PJ gets up and leaves YW’s bed side
KC told SJ about YW. SJ says so in the end that’s what happened. KC asks -so tell me a way I can save YW –you should know something since you are a monk. just let me know some solution and I will do anything. SJ says where is a solution in a human’s fate. you should have avoided that fate but you didn’t. so you are paying for that. KC says there has to be something I can do. I have supernatural blood, but SJ reminds him I already told you – being able to heal with supernatural blood is only something you can do once in that person’s lifetime. KC yells: YW is dying! SJ: that is your fate too so what can you do except to accept it. KC asks is there really no way (no solution)? SJ says just go and stay by YW’s side – that is the best you can do now
KC goes back to school and looks at YW’s room. the kid comes over and says you came. gon was looking for you. he tells KC how PJ took his own students with Gon to go look for GW in the woods and get GW himself.
Gon, TS, and PJ and the rest of his students are chasing after GW and his men
GW and his men are running in the woods and they stop and hide. his guard says students are everywhere in the woods. GW asks where is SB – ask SB – I will do as SB decides. a student discovers GW and fires a colorful powder arrow into the sky to alert PJ where GW location is. TS and his students get there first then PJ and Gon and the rest of the students attack. GW’s guard says to escort GW so two of his men go with him. as GW is about to run away, KC stands there blocking him. GW orders his men to kill KC right now and get rid of him – what are you doing – cut his neck, but KC tells the guards -if you want to live it would be better if you threw down your swords and ran. when KC’s eyes flash green the men obey and run away. GW picks up the sword and says come closer and I will cut your neck. do you want to die. KC cuts off his hand. GW screams. KC asks is it agonizing? compared to the anguish you gave us it’s nothing at all. KC walks away. GW yells in pain and drops to his knees
WS hears that GW was attacked and dragged off to prison by SS. when he was caught his hand was cut off. CJ comes over and asks did you hear the news. the lord was arrested. she makes WS steps aside for her cuz she is on her way to see SR. WS steps aside for her.
YW wakes up and KC asks did you sleep well. what’s wrong – does it hurt a lot. she asks him to help her sit up. he tells her to stay lying down but she wants to sit up. she leans into him so he can hold her in his arms. KC: are you ok? YW: I am ok – I really am ok. how about my father. he was worried a lot huh. KC says yes he came just a while ago to see you. YW: I feel sorry to father so this is big trouble. KC: so hurry and get better (stand up). then it will be ok. she says I have 3 wishes. will you listen to them?
KC told PJ that YW wants everyone to gather and eat dinner together today. so everyone gathers to eat. kid asks is that for real – did that happen to gon. gong told everyone -yes there was. he says how bad gon was with the sword when he first came to learn. the kid asks if that is for real cuz he cant imagine that. YW adds that when Gon was ten years old he was shorter than her. she felt some pain as she smiled but tried not to let it show. gon adds that after 11, I grew more than you. YW says how Gon is picky about his food. so the teacher asks what kind of food do you not like. YW: carrots. TS laughs at Gon so KC says to TS – she said carrots. TS stops laughing. YW asks if TS didn’t like carrots too. TS tries to deny it but Gong says there is something similar between gon and TS.
As the rest of the group talk, YW suddenly doesn’t look well and KC and her dad notices. YW drops her chopsticks and KC sees that she is dripping blood down to the floor. he asks her to go in now and not overdo it but she wants to stay a little longer. PJ says to go in and rest now. she cries and says I am sorry. I am sorry father. PJ cries and takes her hand. PJ says you are my greatest happiness. KC and everyone is crying. PJ tells KC to take care of YW. KC: yes master.
KC is carrying her back to her room when she calls out his name and says can I tell you my second wish? KC: what is it? YW: I want to go for a walk. KC: a walk – at this late at night. YW: yes the two of us.
they sit together by a river. she says there is something I am curious about. KC: what? YW: why are you sacred of king spiders. he says cuz it has so many legs. YW: really? that’s why you are scared of it. KC: yes -why? cant I be? YW: no you can. KC: I am curious about something too. YW: what? KC: do you remember by any chance back then when I said that I would make you my wife – if I say the same thing to you now – what will you answer. YW: since when did you remember. KC: ever since the moment I knew you were dam YW. YW: then why didn’t you say anything. KC: cuz you already started having meaning for me. she looks at him -speechless. KC: so YW will you marry me? YW cries and says but I cant cook well. with tears flowing, he repeats: will you marry me. YW: also I cant sew well either. KC: will you marry me. she wipes his tears and says don’t cry – I dont want to be a sad memory for you but a happy memory. I don’t want to be your tear – instead it would be good if I was your laughter. if you think of me I wish you would be happy. that is my third wish. he takes her hand and says let’s be sure to meet again. I will wait. let’s be sure to meet again. I love you. she says I love you. blue lights float around as they kiss. KC narrates: when I meet you again at that time I will recognize you first. when I meet you again at that time I will love you first. as they kiss her hand drops and her head falls on his shoulder. he calls out her name and tries to shake her awake. she doesn’t answer so he cradles her head and screams out her name and cries.
KC: that is how her breathing stopped and my time stopped as well
PJ, Gong, SR, and CJ are alone in their rooms engulfed in their sadness. Gon is drowning in his. he cries and says her name as he stands alone in the dark out in the practice yard
*I was so upset that Gon never got the chance to tell YW that he loved her. Even though Gon knew she didn’t feel the same way and her heart was too full with KC, it shouldn’t negate his feelings for her. He remained loyal and stood by her side almost dying to protect her – his love deserved to be acknowledged and known. It made me realize KC wouldn’t be the only one living with a broken heart the rest of his life.
one morning TS goes in and finds KC just sitting there in her room. her flower has wilted. TS says I knew you would be here. KC says it still doesn’t feel real that YW isnt here. not too long ago she was smiling in front of me and disappeared – where did she go and where did she disappear to – I cant even find her – I cant even meet her. TS says more than we thought – death might be a lot more (?) it might be nothing at all. KC wonders if it wasn’t for me – would she still be alive -living smiling and happy as before. TS says if someone asked me – would you rather live 100 years alone or live a 100 days in love. I would choose 100 days in love. more than anyone, YW was happy cuz of you isn’t that enough . KC looks at the dead flower in her vase. TS says to come out now cuz everyone is waiting. KC grabs his bag and goes out with him
KC goes out to greet PJ and says sorry for all the inconvenience during that time. PJ asks if he is going to go find the gu family book now but KC says no for the time being – I am going to live as a supernatural being in this world. until I can meet the person I was going to grow old with again – I will wait awhile longer. Gong gives him medicine to eat for times when his body doesn’t feel well. KC thanks him. gong also gives KC his ring and says to take care of it. choi steps up and hugs KC. KC says father. choi says you don’t have to say anything I know it all. take care of yourself. KC: yes father. TS’s servant says drop by often. KC agrees to do that. PJ gives KC YW’s sword. he says you take charge of it from now on and don’t bring shame to it and to take care of it well. KC: yes master. kid cries and tells him to take care. TS says see you again. KC bows to PJ one last time and walks out of the school.
as KC walks down the steps, gon says to KC’s back – go well Choi KC. KC doesn’t turn and says be well friend. he holds up her sword to say goodbye
the maid gives CJ the vest back. CJ talks about what first love and last love does to a person. how the last love completes the person (makes them whole). now KC must feel complete ( whole).
CJ bribes a guard at night to let her in to see GW in jail. since it’s dark GW cant see and asks who are you. she says it’s me. GW: CJ. she goes inside and unwraps alcohol. she says since it’s your last path– I thought I should pour you a cup of alcohol. he asks what it means. she puts the cup in his hand and pours. CJ drops the formal speech from here on and says in banmal “end your pathetic life now that you have left.” GW asks why she is being merciful to him. she says I’m not trying to be merciful. I just want to end your breath with my own hands. in that moment he looks like he respects her. he drinks and asks her to pour another. she does. he says this life was no fun. it wasn’t greed. if I was alive I just wanted to feel it. he starts to cough up blood then he finally dies alone
KC is walking when he sees SS with his soldiers. SS asks are you leaving. they walk together. SS asks where are you going. KC: I don’t know. SS: are you leaving without knowing the end. KC: yes lord. SS: there is no answer to living as human. just to try to become a better human. don’t have fear. that confidence that you are living well on your own (strength) -it will make you stronger. KC: yes lord. SS: more than anyone I ever met up to now – you were the nicest and a warm person. KC says if something difficult happens to you – shoot the color powder and I will come back to help. There is one thing I want to ask. SS: what is it? KC: do you think the gu family book exits for real. SS: if you believe that you can become human its existence is probably possible. KC bows and walks away alone into the night
blue lights revive YW’s wilted flower in her room.
screen says 422 years later 2013
present day city life. in a room YW’s sword is displayed in a case along with other stuff that Gong and YW gave KC. her flower is on a table in a vase. his cell phone rings. a modern looking KC is taking a bath and reading about gong’s medicine in a magazine. then KC is showering and blowing drying his hair. he is still wearing Gong’s ring. He gets dressed and picks out a jacket and next to it his red vest is hanging in his closet. his phone was ringing the whole time so he puts it on speakerphone – TS’s voice says -what happened – you are the main star of the opening party tonight so if you don’t show up then what do we do- show up in ten mins if you don’t then. KC hangs up.
KC looks out the window and says how many moons he has seen alone. a girl is running down the street and only her feet are shown. she runs into someone and says I am sorry.as he stares at YW’s sword, KC’s voice says I’ve been alone 422 years alone.
KC turns when he is called president (CEO). it’s his father choi who is now his butler. choi gives him his medicine and says I have the car ready for you downstairs. KC says let’s go.
the guy brings his KC’s sports car around and KC says you did well. he called TS’s servant by the wrong name -the old one so the guy says you did it again, my name is Kim KB. KC: oh yeah that’s right. since I lived a long time I forget. the guy tells him to go safely. after KC drives off, the guy mutters – are you kidding around – you are way younger than me
KC talks about quickly the world changed and the way humans live changed so much. and the history they remember too. he passes by a statue of Lee SS. he sees a girl running by as his car is stopped at a crosswalk. he seems to recognize her. it was YW but he didn’t get to see her face clearly.
he pulls up and hears a girl saying save me. he tries to ignore it and says I didn’t hear that – I heard wrong. but he hears her screaming save me again.
a woman looks like she is about to be robbed by M and his men. the woman in trouble is YW’s teacher. she begs him to save her. but M says why keep saying save me – it puts me in a bad mood. all he wants is the interest on the money that her brother borrowed from him. she asks why ask me for the interest on the money my brother took. M says she is the brother’s bloodline and takes her bag and points out they borrowed someone’s money and bought an expensive designer bag. she asks for it back. he holds it out of her reach and tells her to get it. KC takes it from him. KC seems happy to see him again. M asks who are you. KC: Ma bong chul? he calls YW’s teacher by her old name too. M asks what did you say and who is Ma bong chul. KC asks are you still taking money from people here -how could you after being reborn. M asks what is this guy saying. M tries to get the bag back but KC holds it away and says “back off quietly while I count to 3.” M doesn’t obey so KC counts to 3 and his eyes turn green. then he fights all of them and gets the bag back for the woman and hands it to her with a smile. some girl behind him says don’t move- hold your hands up. hurry. M tells his men to run so they grab the bag and go. the woman goes after them.
the voice says not to move. KC lifts his arms and says look here you are mistaken right now. I was just…. he turns and looks and it’s YW walking towards him holding out a gun. he just stares at her and then puts his hands down. she tells him not to move. KC says YW. YW: what is this – how do you know my name? she lowers her gun and says do you know me?
KC narrates: if I meet you again at that time I will recognize you first. if I meet you again at that time I will love you first.
she repeats do you know me. KC:I think I know you – it seems like I don’t know you too.
KC looks up and notes that they are meeting under the crescent moon under the peach blossom tree.
KC narrates: also the time that stopped for me started to flow again
(end credits roll)
a doorbell rings so KC opens the door and asks who is it. gon takes off his sunglasses and holds out his ID badge (Bang Sung Jun) and asks can I go in for a second. behind Gon, SS steps up in a suit and takes his sunglasses off
I’m pretty sure drugs or lots of alcohol might have been involved in this type of ending for the last 10 mins. It totally came out of left field for me. Gon sure did look great in that suit though.
*I have to admit I hated that YW had to die – it sort of angered me. Of all people, YW knew KC can heal so why get shot in his place. But the writer had to kill her for this last part to play out with the rebirth and modern background. As much as I appreciate Gon looking great in a suit, it wasn’t worth it if we had to leave the sageuk time period. Now all of a sudden I am missing WR and his choice to die with SH. Not that I would want KC to die just cuz YW did, but I still don’t feel like either one had to die in this finale. If the writer was going for memorable ending, she got her wish, but not sure if I will ever trust her again in another drama. I just really hate when two people in love have to start all over from scratch like this. They suffered so much to finally come together and be happy and in love so why take that away from them. Would it kill these writers to add in a wedding or end with something happy and hopeful? KC and YW might be alive at the end, but these two aren’t the same people we fell in love with over the past few weeks – the audience deserved better than this. Heck – the whole production deserved better. I bet even LSG and Suzy raised some eyebrows over this ending. Pretty sure CJH was thinking – thank god WR died before he could see this happen to his son. I sort of wish we would have been spared from this as well. But I must add the first 50 mins were done very well. If YW had to die – my goodness this was a well written death scene. I bawled nonstop the entire time. My tears stopped the instant the city lights came out and my head was screaming – omg please don’t go there – please tell me they aren’t going to do this to our show – please tell me they aren’t going to do this to us – and then they did. Now I have to translate this whole thing again in detail – it’s gonna be a long night of crying again and scowling towards the end.
If you ask me there was a good reason why WR never became human and wasn’t able to find the gu family book and why it’s happening again with his son. In that moment when someone he loves was in danger, WR put her safety first before his own life. That kind of self sacrifice is what already made him human from the start. It’s true for KC as well. What makes us human is our humanity. After all the evil deeds and monstrous behavior GW has shown, it made me realize that KC in his half gumiho state will be more human than GW can ever hope to be. KC has proven time and time again through his actions and words that he is already as human as the next person. Out of the 3 rules that he had to keep in order to move onto that next phase to find the gu family book, he had already diligently followed the first two rules all his life without even trying. His father actually had to work on keeping those rules though for a hundred days cuz he lived in the wild, but KC grew up around the most wonderful group of people who taught him how to live as a decent human being all his life. Even now when KC was faced with the most awful choice, he still tried to make a decision that kept him humane. I know that he wants to become human for good so that he can grow old with YW, but I say if he can continue to live his life with as much humanity and dignity he has shown so far, he should just forsake having some wrinkles down the line and just stay the way he is now. If he doesn’t end up finding the gu family book by the end, I will be okay with it cuz in my eyes, he already found it the first time he saved young YW as a child. With his initial act of kindness, his first step towards living a fulfilling life as a brave young man began and not even being half gumiho will ever take that away from him.
Back when this drama was announced last year, I just knew LSG and Suzy would have great chemistry, but I never dreamed it would be to this extent. Over the last 24 episodes, they have grown so close that it’s hard to distinguish where the line is between acting and feeling everything their characters are going through. They have been very convincing as two people in love so I really hope they walk away from this project with a sense of accomplishment cuz no two actors could have encapsulated so much of KC and YW’s unfailing devotion to one another as these two have. Even if there are no more sad scenes in the last two episodes, I think I will still end up crying cuz letting go of these characters means you have to wake from the fantasy – with actors like CJH and Sung Joon breaking your heart every week, it’s going to be that much harder to say goodbye.
As soon as the preview came out, everyone was gushing about KC declaring that he would never give up YW – even if it meant he had to give up becoming human, but I was totally in a panic wondering where Gon went. They better not kill off his character – it’s bad enough he never had a prayer of a chance with YW –if they kill him as he tries to protect YW, I am going to be so mad. I also don’t want him hooking up with YW’s teacher in the end either cuz she looks old enough to be his mother. The only people I want to see die by the end of this drama is GW and his sidekick SB. Any other major character casualty and I’m going to be very disappointed. *Sung Joon looked extra good in this episode.
starts with Park MS smiling down at KC. then his mom holding his hand. then how WR put his hand on KC’s shoulder and smiled at him for the last time. then how KC told YW – I thought I lost you. I was so scared of that. then how SJ told YW – between the two of you one could lose a life. then how SJ told him to give YW up and leave. KC narrates: I didn’t want to say farewell anymore –for the first time I wanted someone who was my person. I didn’t want her to shed tears that hurt her heart anymore, but YW might die
present day KC says my fate with you is just up to here. YW: what are you saying now. KC: that is my third wish dam YW. he starts to walk away but she says where is something like this. does it all end cuz you say it ends by yourself. does a person’s heart just cut off if you say it does? how can that happen. is that possible for you. he yells back: then what to do – you might die. she points out anyone can die- there are people who live out their entire lives and then die – there are people who get a disease and die early. like my mom -they could die giving birth. Like Park MS – anyone could die protecting someone. you might know the day you are born but there is no one in this world who lives knowing when he will die. he yells but it’s you -not someone else but you- not cuz of someone else but cuz of me – you might die so how can I stay by your side. it’s you and not someone else – so how could I. YW: over something that hasn’t happened yet- why must we do this. KC: when lord Park MS passed away the monk already warned me in advance – I ignored that – so that is why the lord passed away. YW: so is that why you are going to run away from me now? he holds her injured arm and says don’t you see what I did? if it was a little more to the side I could have torn your heart out. YW: don’t you know what you are saying now is tearing up my heart more? KC: scars will go away with time, but if you die I cant bring you back to life again. if I really lose you for real – if that is cuz of me – I wont be able to bear that. I wont be able to live properly. YW: KC ya. KC: so YW -do what I say. when it gets to morning tm I will say goodbye to master and leave this place. he goes up the steps as she cries and watches him.
YW crouches and cries as gon watches her. a shadow of a man appears behind the tree and gon senses him. when he turns to look the man is gone.
SS walks out and meets with KC. he asks what brings you all this way here at night. SS says it’s good you came. wont you take a walk with me
they go for a walk in the woods and KC says I have something curious about. SS: what? KC: what if someone you treasure the most might die cuz of you – what will you do. SS says I will do my best to make sure that doesn’t happen. KC asks what if my best is to leave that person. if I leave for that person to live – isn’t me leaving the right thing. SS asks what is it that you fear the most? KC: that I might lose that person – that cuz of me something might happen to that person – that is what I fear the most. SS: then what is it that person fears the most? KC: what? SS: I am asking the person you think is the most precious – what does that person fear the most. suddenly they sense men running towards them. KC shields SS and asks who those men are
GW tells the aide I have to kill SS. give me ten of your ninjas. but the aide says we cant be involved in killing off SS so GW says I wasn’t asking you to kill him yourselves. he calls SB to call some guy over. it’s one of the students from the school – Yoon- the one who hated KC so much.
flashback: SB told him – we are both humans – so humans have to be on the same side don’t we. he gives Yoon a lot of money and says make it so that KC and WR fight each other until they both die. so Yoon told KC that murdered bodies have been found in the woods again – did you know. (so I bet Yoon was the one who murdered that nice student kim who was good to KC)
the aide asks what GW is planning. GW says SS will get killed cuz of KC.
KC tells SS to leave and he will handle these guys but SS says you don’t have to do that – I invited these guests. the Japanese guard steps up and SS gives them 3 days time from now one- to leave this place within 3 days. if you don’t leave by then – even if you are goongbon men – you wont be able to go back to japan alive. not just that – from here on as long as I am the admiral – you wont be able to set foot in korea again under the protection of the name goongbon – I also wont allow you to do anything here so go back now to goongbon.
aide hears SS gave them a warning -how dare he. the Japanese guy says something. aide says that cant happen cuz GW has a plan
KC asks how could you go meet those guys without any guards. SS: you came in time. KC: that is what I am saying -I was there so you were safe but what would have happened if I wasn’t there. SS says death is not something to fear that much. what I really fear is that while I live I make wrong decisions and the army will pay for it – that’s what I fear. if war happens then thousands of lives will be in the balance so my decisions have to be weighed carefully. there is only one reason why I don’t avoid this duty- cuz I want to protect them. my soldiers who have to put their lives on the line for the sake of the country –cuz I value them – I want to protect their lives. cuz protecting them means staying by their side and this is the best I can do
flashback of when KC asked YW what she fears the most. YW: you. KC: me? you are scared of me the most? YW: cuz you might disappear in front of my eyes one day. I am scared of that the most. he asks why worry about that. she says normally they all do that when they like someone. as much as you like someone – you worry a lot and get scared a lot. KC: for example? YW: what do I do if you get sick and tired of me at some point. KC: what else? YW: what about when I turn into an old wrinkly grandma and you reject me cuz I am wrinkly. he laughs and says you really have silly worries. if you leave I wont be able to live – also on top of that I am WR’s son- who is WR- he started his first love after a thousand years – then became a thousand year old demon and stilled remembered my mom. our bloodline is like that- we just hang onto one woman all our lives. so you don’t get sick of me cuz I will just live looking at you till I die. for all my life. YW says cutely: really really? KC: really really. YW: promise promise? KC: promise promise
KC walks out and says YW’s name
YW’s teacher asks why she is like this (cuz YW is lying down really upset). YW says KC is a bad guy – how could he do this to me. isn’t that right. she lays back down. then gets up and says he even said really really promise promise so how can he do this to me cuz of one thing the monk said. isnt that so? the teacher says speak so I can understand – I am so frustrated. YW says it’s nothing and gets up. the teacher asks where are you going this late at night. YW says to practice swords cuz I feel like my insides will burst. when she goes out, the backstabber student Yoon asks her to go out cuz he has something to tell her. YW leaves with him
her teacher goes out. she runs into gon and asks didn’t you see YW on your way up. he asks wouldn’t she be in her room at this time but the teachers says Yoon asked her to talk and took her out but I don’t see her. gon asks when was that. she says less than an hour. gon is alarmed and tells her to wake the kid and look for YW with him
YW asks Yoon- where are you going. what is it you want to say. he says it’s about KC. she asks why.
the kid runs into KC and says he is looking with the teacher for YW cuz student yoon took YW out and we cant find her and gon went out to look for her nearby
YW: why KC – did something happen to him? Yoon says I cant follow master dam anymore for protecting KC when he isnt human. YW: what did you say? look here. suddenly a guy in black shows up and blows powder in her face and knocks her out. they cover her face. gon runs over and asks what happened to YW. Yoon lies and says those men suddenly showed up so gon tells the men to let her go. he has his back to yoon so yoon stabs him in the back. gon asks how could you? Yoon explains how he cant put up with them siding with KC when he isnt human over us humans. just die now. he is about to kill him but gon kills yoon. then gon runs over and demands for them to put YW down. but he gets attacked by more men. he fights them and goes after the guys who have YW but they surround him. gon is bleeding and fighting. he gets stabbed again and in the back and he keeps saying YW’s name. KC comes to his rescue. KC asks are you ok? gon says hurry and rescue miss YW. gon passes out. KC cuts his hand and drips blood on gon’s wound. blue lights show up to heal gon
KC goes after the men but the smoke bomb they drop blocks his view
M is drunk and peeing behind a wall and the guy with him sees YW so M makes him duck down so they wont be seen. M watches where they take YW. *they keep calling her flower young master
gon wakes up next morning and sees PJ, TS, and gong there by his bedside. PJ asks how are you. gon gets on his knees and says I am sorry – I wasn’t able to protect miss YW. I am really sorry. PJ says TS discovered you collapsed in the wood and brought you. there were tears on your clothes- did KC save you. gon: yes he did. PJ: then where did KC go?
KC went to go meet with GW. KC asks where is YW – what did you do with her. before he can attack GW the Japanese guard puts his sword to KC’s throat so the aide says be careful – your neck will fly off – if you are half human- if your neck is cut and thrown in the sea – you cant heal – even if you get supernatural blood. KC: do you think you can cut my neck right now? the aide says if it’s K (the Japanese guy who is super fast) I think he can. GW says if you mess with me then you wont be able to see YW alive again. KC: give me back YW right now. GW: if you want to get her back safely – before then – kill SS then come. KC: what? GW: go and kill SS and come back then I will save YW -if you cant kill SS then YW will be killed in his place – not just her. guards bring choi and TS’s servant over all tied up. GW says when I think about how they ate my food at the Inn and were mice (giving away info) I could kill them now but I am giving you one more chance to save them. go and cut SS’s lifeline. KC: you bastard. GW: it has 3 peoples lives on the line -the 3 lives closest to you. isn’t it plenty to exchange the life of SS. choi says to KC – you cant do that KC -you must not do that no matter what. how will you live the rest of your life as the admiral’s murderer. you cant do that. it would be better if the 3 of us died. you cant do that. SB tells him to shut up and kicks him but choi keeps shaking his head no. KC yells how much of a monster are you? (where is the end of it) GW: what do you mean a monster. KC points out what he is doing – playing with people’s lives and threatening someone to take a life – if that’s not being a monster then what is. GW cant believe he is being lectured by a monster. if you don’t bring me SS’s head by tm then YW and those two lives will disappear forever. KC calls out for YW in his head. she is tied up in a large crate. she calls out to him.
the aide tells the guard to be careful and not let the incense blow out – cuz it’s keeping KC from sensing where she is.
KC gets thrown out of the Inn. he remembers how SS said if you want to protect then you stay by her side -that is the best you can do. and how YW said she was the most afraid that he will disappear in front of her eyes one day. he thinks what did I do to you. (cuz leaving her side was what put her in danger)
TS greets SR and CJ. SR asks how PJ is doing. TS says PJ is not doing well. come this way. CJ looks over to KC’s room.
SR goes in to see PJ who is sitting and staring at YW’s empty seat. TS announces that SR arrived. SR sits behind PJ. PJ asks what happened to what I asked you to find out. she reports about GW and his men’s movement but doesn’t know about the location of where YW is being held. but she wasn’t taken into the Inn) he thinks she was taken to some place that is not detectable and might be dead already. PJ asks TS what KC is doing. TS says gon is guarding him. PJ says go and bring KC over.
KC paces and says there is no time so how much more do we have to wait. gon says master said to wait. if he says wait then you wait. KC: this is a problem where YW could die or live. it’s urgent. Gon: I know that better than anyone. so I feel like going crazy more than anyone, but in this moment the one among us whose heart hurts the most is master. do you get that. so leave this decision up to the master. TS comes and says the master is calling for you.
TS and gon go with KC to meet with PJ. SR and gong are sitting there too. KC says there is no time to hesitate so I will look for YW before it gets any later. PJ says thank you for what you mean to do but don’t do that. I cant let GW get his way so give up on YW (cuz PJ wont risk her life for SS’s). everyone is shocked. KC asks what does that mean now-what do you mean give up on YW. PJ says right now more than anything keeping the admiral safe is the problem. in this way – with this danger if we show any weakness, GW will use another similar way to try to mess with the admiral again so don’t let him (GW) get his way. that is my decision. KC: but master. PJ: also you have your own path to go on now. to find the gu family book -wasn’t that your original goal. KC says don’t say that in this situation. what do you mean leave YW behind and leave on my own. does that make sense? PJ: do that. KC: I don’t want to. I wont give YW up. PJ: YW is my only daughter and I still made that decision so follow it. KC says YW is the only person for me too. If I cant protect the one person I have then what do I do when I become human. I didn’t endure everything up to now just to become human (meaning it was for her). It’s ok if I dont become human but I will never give up YW. I can’t give up. gon steps next to KC and says I am sorry master but I feel the same as KC on this. TS steps over and says I feel the same way too master. KC says we (the 3 of them) will go and find YW – please give permission. SR says I will use all my informants to find YW’s location again. PJ asks look here- why are you like this too. SR: what is the reason for our patriotism – isn’t it to protect the ones we love. we have to protect YW – the most precious to you. gong puts his two cents in as well and says it’s ok to put down your duties once in a while so PJ is outnumbered. KC pleads “master.”
CJ listens to all that from outside. she goes to KC’s room and the vest she made is untouched and folded still. she remembers how he said “I won’t give YW up- YW is the only person for me too.” CJ cries and says -so that was it – YW was that kind of person to you. why didn’t I realize that when you were by my side. what do I do.
M is hiding at the school and runs into the kid. the kid asks who are you. M says I am M – can I see my dongsang KC for a minute.
KC asks him – hurry and say what you saw early this morning. M says I saw flower young master. I saw those men in black carrying her and running off. gon asks where was that. where did they take her? M says I was talking to my dongsang so why are you butting in. I think I saw your face somewhere before. gon grabs him and says hurry and answer. KC says it’s her life on the line so hurry and tell me. M says I dont know the exact place but it was around the Inn. TS says there are some empty storage rooms near the inn if what he saw is not wrong so she might be caught inside one of them. gon looks at KC. CJ hears them talking from afar
YS kicks and tries to make noise. she is inside a hug crate in the storage room
M takes them to where he thinks she was taken. he points to the alley where he saw them take her. KC asks how many outside storage places the Inn uses. TS says there are 6 that I know of. 3 to the front entrance and 3 to the back. they split up and go looking. some masked guy watches them
KC fights with the guards in front of the storage area.
gon and TS go inside and start searching. YW is still kicking and the smell of the incense is too strong so M throws it out. KC calls out for her and looks inside all the boxes. she gets taken out of her crate by the bad guys.
TS and gon are looking and don’t find her either. they see the empty box she was in.
GW touches his gun and SB says they found YW’s location like you thought they would
M says I saw her for sure. they took her. he is still not sober and feels sorry to KC. cuz if he wasn’t drunk at the time he could have given better intel. gon says they guessed that KC could find her through his sense of smell and put up incenses in advance. TS asks what should we do KC. KC remembers how YW asked are you saying you are running away from me now. don’t you know what you are saying is tearing up my heart more. KC says I am going to see SS. gon says KC and TS says no you cant involve SS in this. KC asks do you trust me – how far do you trust me as a friend.
KC goes to see SS.
SB wonders if KC will really cut SS’s neck. GW says it would be good if he did but even if he doesn’t SS will be on the move. if that opportunity comes – use this gun to kill that guy when that happens. got that? SB takes the gun and says yes lord.
SS asks why did you come. KC says to protect the people most precious to me. SS asks what do you want from me. KC: do you trust me lord. how much can you trust me
YW is carried off and some maid sees that.
she reports to SR what she saw. SR tells her maid to tell the school this news so gon and the others know about it. CJ reports how M is with them cuz she saw M come to the school looking for KC. she knows where to find M and offers to go.
YW is tied up in the same place as choi and the servant. she sees a giant spiky metal ball above her head. if it falls she will die. there is a sack tied to the other end. the bad guy stabs the sand bag and says when the sand runs out that metal ball will hit your head. the bad guys leave as YW screams and struggles to get free
CJ reports to TS, M, and gon about how YW was moved. she was moved there cuz TS and KC were looking for YW. gon thinks they knew we were looking for her then. KC comes over and says of course they knew. TS asks are you coming from meeting SS. KC says yes. TS says we should hurry too then huh? let’s go to the Inn for now. they leave but CJ calls KC and says rescue YW safely.
GW is sitting when his guard says SS came.
SS arrives alone and GW’s guards surround him. SS looks at the Japanese guard. GW walks over and says what are you doing here. SS says cuz you wanted to put me in danger – you were using some innocent people. let them go. GW asks did you come all this way alone to say that. SS: yes
YW is struggling as the sand runs out.
KC, gon and TS fight some guards. more guards show up. the trio takes them down. in the midst of fighting KC hears YW’s screams so TS tells him this wont end – gon and I will take care of this so you rescue YW. one guard almost slashes KC, but M showed up and hit the guy. M saves KC and winks at him telling him not to worry about here. KC smiles back and leaves.
KC goes in and sees her in danger. he runs over and unties her and pulls her away just in time. choi and the servant ask if they are ok. KC holds her in his arms but she hits him and gets up. she highkicks him in the face and then hits him some more calling him a bad guy. KC stops her from hitting and hugs her saying I am sorry. I wont do it again. I wont do it again. I am really sorry. she narrates – I should have told you more then. he narrates: I should have hugged you more then. that I liked you this much. she narrates that I love you this much.
as SS stands there talking to GW, SB hides and gets ready to shoot SS. GW asks where did you hear that. SS says before then I will ask you one thing here. GW: ask. SS: the truth. shedding people’s blood- what are you trying to protect there. GW says me. (he goes on and says how he will do anything he likes get anything he wants kill anything he wants and get rid of it. whatever I want.) SS says all I see is a dirty human being who will be lonely. GW says they are more honest than you. SS: so are you going to sell off the country. GW: it’s not business I wont lose money on. SS: are you talking treason in front of me. GW: in front of someone who is going to die what’s wrong with giving out this much info. isn’t that so. SS moves closer so swords are drawn and aimed at him. GW says thanks to you I had fun during all this time – go well. he turns to leave but KC says “it would be sad if you just left.” KC showed up with everyone. SB still has his rifle aimed. SS asks if YW is safe. she says yes sorry for worrying you. TS tells him – we will escort you now. KC says do you remember what I said in the past when I stuck my broom in your desk that I would return and get this Inn back – that day is today. SB lights the gun and aims again. he is about to pull the trigger. GW smirks and says go well choi KC. everyone looks towards the gun. KC notices the gun too late. SB shoots. YW looks at him and says KC. KC says YW.
based on their reactions – it looks like YW was the one who was shot, not SS. I hope it was SS or someone KC hasn’t saved yet so the blue lights will work on them.
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