episode 125 Dec 12, 2021 4:48:10 GMT -5
Post by ajk on Dec 12, 2021 4:48:10 GMT -5
Wait...what am I watching, Emperor Wang Guhn or the six o’clock news?
■ Rebellion of Naju...It was a demoralizing news to Wang Guhn after dealing with back-to-back uprisings in Chungju and Myungju, and conspiracies of Hwan Sungil and Yim Choongil. Naju was a symbolic territory where Wang Guhn had met his second wife, and had turned for comfort in times of distress. But the rebellion was an exaggerated report of a small riot led by two men named Kyunggil and Ahcha in a small village of Gaechun adjacent to Naju. Koryo quickly responded by preparing countermeasures, but rebels were already being routed by the local military at this time.
So it was no big deal after all. Next!
Neung Hwan: “But in another sense, we have helped our enemy.” I’ve been waiting for somebody in the Bekjae council to say that. You can understand Kyun-hwon’s point of view, but they definitely did give their enemy a boost of stability when it was vulnerable.
Ahjagae: “He became bitter and left home when I took a second wife to ease my loneliness after his mother died. He changed his last name and cut off his ties with me.” Now there’s a piece of news we haven’t heard before. Is it true about his stepmother? Guessing KH has a different story to tell, but how different?
Suin: “At last I feel like I am doing my job.” Well that sure makes clear who the heel in the wives group is, doesn’t it. She sure isn’t showing the self-interest that Doyoung is.
Did the physician do wrong here by not spilling the beans sooner? On one hand his patient ordered him not to. On the other, it does have some importance as a matter of state so at some point her husband should know. Once again, it sure sucks to be a royal physician.
WG is shedding tears? How much attention has he paid to her all this time? Not enough!
And for that matter, why has nobody suggested going to look for another ginseng? When it first showed up there was that business about wanting to find the donor so they could give it back, or at least compensate the donor. What happened to all of that? UGH.
And there’s Buyong doing her duty in spite of everything. She is an absolute gem.
Was nice to see the returning soldiers get such a cheering reception from those villagers. Wonderful little glimpse of the countryside.
Oh Darin: “Contumacy should be nipped in the butt.” There’s a lifetime first for me: a sentence that starts with a word I don’t know and ends with the word “butt.” How about that. (FYI the Miriam-Webster on my phone says it means “stubborn resistance to authority, specifically, willful contempt of court.” Perfect word for the situation—and well done by the subtitler.)
Just curious: What if they find a 950-year-old ginseng? Will that work? This business about 1000 years old, that seems awfully arbitrary.
“I am glad that the rare item can be used for the good of the country. Say no more about it.” Stop it, you’re killing me. This woman is a saint.
After all of the warring and rebellion this ginseng business is an interesting twist for a change. You just hope that it’s not headed for a really nauseating outcome that rewards the wrong people and perpetuates some of the rare silliness we’ve gotten in the series. We shall see.