Post by ajk on Oct 12, 2019 17:47:17 GMT -5
What happened with this episode? We got half of an episode, shown twice. It didn’t seem like we lost any material, because what was shown in the closing-credit previews seemed to be continuous from where things ended. Apparently this was just a very short episode for whatever reason. Weird.
Sort of disappointing that all of the setup for KH taking out Sudal turned into the old ambush-in-the-ravine gimmick. Been there, done that. The action was good and it was staged and shot well, but very routine stuff. The aftermath, though, wow who would have seen that coming. You can certainly agree or disagree with what KH did, and whether or not the real Sudal would have reacted like he did, but it’s a fascinating piece of writing. Will Sudal really be trustworthy? Ordinarily it would be just about ridiculous to even consider it, but apparently he was an actual general before breaking from the government so it’s not impossible.
We’ve now become sworn brothers.” Was that blood they were drinking there? “Fill their cups with blood.” Yecch...but we’ve seen that before so it’s no surprise. At least they didn’t cut themselves right in front of us and drink their own blood.
Governor: “Things are getting very complicated.” There’s an understatement!
“You can’t hear nor see when grief and pride overcomes you, and it’s not difficult to catch the deaf and the blind.” That was an excellent scene, afterwards in the dining room. Neunghwan explaining exactly how the battle worked and what the strategy was, it’s a shame every historical doesn’t have more scenes like that.
“He is a descendant of a warrior who served under the famed general Jang Bogo.” Now cut that out!
The narrated text:
At last, Sudal genuinely surrendered before Kyun-hwon. By gaining Sudal, Kyun-hwon gained control of the entire southwestern coastal region. This was a tremendous milestone. Kyun-hwon’s fast progression is remarkable compared to Wang Ryung who was struggling to protect Song-ak at the time, and to Goongyae who had yet to discover his path.From the previews it looks like we’ll be sticking with the KH storyline for at least the next episode. Which is great because he’s the real deal. Excellent character. And the narration said that Sudal "genuinely surrendered," so I guess that answers any question about his sincerity.