WOW, this was one hell of an episode, the best one yet on so many levels IMO.
For one it really drew us in the moment, into every experience and emotions the characters were feeling.
We experienced true heroism in the nobility of Court Lady Oh's sacrifice.
Watched IU put up her best performance yet.
Enjoyed watching Wang So act truly unselfishly which is a major feat for a man who has read morelived his life looking out for only himself.
and finally, we saw the writers brilliantly come up with a great transition for a switch in Hae Soo's love interest.
No on Wang Wook. Contrary to what most fans are saying, I don't think Wang Wook is a terrible guy for choosing his family over Hae Soo.
If anything, given the kind of guy he is, this is EXACTLY the kind of decision you would expect him to make, What? did we all honestly think he'd throw his mother, who adores him, under the bus for love...no!!!
Wook is a reasonable guy, logical, he's not as strongly driven to act by emotions as Wang So is, hence why he's not as impulsive as his half brother.
Wook loves Hae Soo, no doubt, but his duty is first and fore most to his family. So let's not be too hard on the guy.
If anything I'm glad the writers came up with that plot to wean us off of the Soo-Wook couple, which i'd started to like a lot btw, this plot stays true to our characters and allows for Hae Soo so have a clean break-and a clean break off of her 'Goreyo Era first love' is what she needs to allow for her to allow herself to love Wang So.
One of the best Historical Dramas ever , I don't know about the chineese version but this one as excellent ,it has all the elements for a succeful drama :Suspens ,comedy , romance, historical action
I don't know why people insult the female lead acting because she is an idol and for her relationship with an older man !! But in this drama she was awesome and let me emphatise with her read moreeven cry
Also I like the way they form the love triangle and let the second lead destroy it(don't spoil anything but yo'll fall for both of them and choose the First lead)
I really enjoy this drama so much probably one of the best I've ever seen
WORTH WATCH IT :)
ñ acredito que o 8º príncipe Woo abandonou Hae Soo, mais foi lindo a atitude de So o 4ºPrincipe, porque ele sabia quem era ocupado,mas ninguém iria acredita nele, mais pela Hae Soo e o principe Herdeiro,ele salvou os dois msm arriscado sua vida, quando ele ver que Hae Soo está em perigo ele ser atirou pra salva a vida dela ñ ser importando quem ficaria no trono,mais o que uma mulher read morepode fazer com um coração de um homem,ele mudou pela Hae Soo.Todo mundo espera que ela fique com o 8º príncipe Woo, mais eu ñ concordo, o que mais ser atirou pra salva ou ajuda Hae Soo foi o 4º príncipe So, eu estou torcendo por vc So e Hae Soo fique juntos
After so many kdramas series I watched,this is the 2nd time I cried (1st: Moon Embracing the Sun) because of the heavy emotions for this episode. I can't control may tears earlier..hah..the story is so depth..and I need to wait for another Monday and Tuesday for the next episodes..
First of all Lee Joon Gi is A-mazing. The depth of his acting is mind boggling. He better get some awards!
Secondly I pondered how the writer would get me to jump 8th Prince ship. This episode was masterful, some parts predictable, other's quite a surprise, and in all quite a shock to my emotions. (I'm gonna watch Go Princess Go after this to quiet myself down so I can sleep!) The read more8th Prince was despicable and a coward. He has shamed Lady Hae yet again.
This episode was powerful in that it showed many of the character's true faces. Not everyone is wearing a mask, but the ones that we get a pick behind are terrifying. Characters are going to die. There will be blood. I've said I'm blood thirsty in the past, but boy I'm terrified!
Poor Soo, I wonder how she will survive this. It's been an eye opener and at least she knows who her friends are now. I'm very curious as to she will feel towards So. A man who follows up his words with actions. He doesn't make promises and then make excuses for why he didn't follow through.
Yeah, we know what team I'm firmly on now.
The visuals, music, writing, and depth of emotion and characters was phenomenal. This has fully and completely restored my faith. Now excuse me while I go rock in a corner and pet my cat.
Wow ... the best episode until now... couldn't stop crying :'( this drama its killing me :P
So well played from the princess to avoid the accusation for the poison, but the big suprise was when she was found out by Wook and made him feel so disappointed with her and forcing him to make an impossible choice between family or love :/ felt so sorry for Wook :(
Wook is not read morestanding up for Hae Soo not because he want the throne but because he wants to save his family.
I couldn't stop my tears when he turned his back to her in the rain :'(
Court lady Oh impressed me very much with whatever she did or said,
as well as Wang So it was his rising this episode (he was already on top for me so how much more can he shine in my eyes <3) but especially when he holded his cloak OMG and in combination with the ost ahhhh the feelings....
WS " I am not a pathetic man who drinks poison because of a girl" <3 :'(
it just killed me ohhh my heart......
Yes, to me this is the perfect turning point for the story. There were some agonizingly bad scenes. There were scenes wherein I wanted to crush the queen and princess. I should probably hate this episode, but the few good scenes outweigh the bad ones.
I am loving this drama because of the feelings that it can invoke. Today, I got angry, I got sad, I even cried a bucket of tears read morebecause of one particular scene, but then, I was also happy. I was happy because finally, finally, FIIINNAAALLLYYY... It's my Wang So's turn to show his love for Soo. The fight is on. It's soooo on!