Post by ajk on Aug 4, 2016 23:38:34 GMT -5
This was a better episode for the most part. We're still not much closer to the real historical JB...but the mystery-unraveling story in this one was fun. It was a good detective story. The only problem was they got information on those border soldiers implausibly fast...that's all the way out to Tibet and back. But time-and-distance things get violated all the time in historicals so I can't fault this one any more than others. And Madam Jami getting ready to stab Yi in the back, this should make a good storyline in the next episode.
"I can't hide my feelings any longer." "I know how you feel about me...But I can't accept your feelings." Aw, for just a few glorious minutes there it sounded like we would get some clarity and resolution on the Eternal Triangle. And then this arranged marriage thing jumped up. Rats.
It wasn't clear to me why YM marrying Jung-hwa would make the two businesses stronger or more unified. It's not like this is a royal marriage to strengthen hereditary and lineage ties between two royal families. Did it have a similar meaning in the private sector back then? Maybe it was--it just seemed odd.
Why would JB do a full forward flip over that wall? That was silly--again he's forgotten Master Jo's advice to stop with the extraneous movements. Which leads to the one big dumb thing in this episode. JB shows up secretly and sets up the whole secret-investigation thing...and then risks blowing it all when he runs off to go see Jung-hwa. And he does blow it. How stupid and selfish was that. Ugh. Yet again the guy isn't exactly being an Einstein, is he.
That stuff about the landscape painting by Li Sixun...yeah he's a real artist. A couple of links about him:
And if you Google his name and click on Images you can see his work. Nice stuff; it's worth the look.
p.s. That must have been quite an inn those ex-soliders were running. No guests in sight! hmmm....Maybe it had bedbugs.