Post by captainamazing on Jul 16, 2005 23:14:12 GMT -5
I noticed that in the scenes with the Right Kyungsang navy, Captain Han (the captain always questioning Won Kyun's strategies) was nowhere to be found. Later on in the episode, while Yi Young-nam was talking with the other two captains, one of them said "Do you want to end up like Captain Han?"
What happened to Captain Han?
Last I saw, he was leading a ship at Hansando. I'm sure some of every episode gets cut due to time, but I'd think that something like this would be fairly important. Does this remind anyone of the fate of the beloved Monkey Man from AOW, whose departure was cut from the LA broadcast?
Say it isn't so! I can't believe there will be no more Captain Han. My sister will sure be upset; she loved him! Tomorrow night we'll finally see episode 76 here, and now I'm anxious as heck to find out what becomes of him. I do remember at the end of last weekend's showing the trailer for 76 ran, and outspoken Han was shown once again defying Won Kyun with his sober logic, so it wouldn't surprise me if Won Kyun does assign him on a kamikaze battle. But I can't see Han just up and quitting. He always seemed more honorable than that.
Captain Han Baek-rok (1555~1592) became a garrison captain and got sent by Won Kyun to Busan portress which had already become the military base of Japanese troops. In the drama, the narrator said Captain Han died in the battle of Mizohang at the age of 38. It was July 17th, 1592 of the lunar calendar. (10 days after the battle of Hansan)
In fact, Captain Yi Un-ryong (1562~1610) was planned to play the role of objecting to Won Kyun's reckless actions. You guys watched him around ep. 30 when YSS was degraded to a soldier in Nokdune island. Those episodes were an underplot suggesting that he would meet YSS again in the future.
However, the actor who played Yi Un-ryong quitted for some private reasons, so KBS needed a pinchhitter for Yi Un-ryong. That was Captain Han Baek-rok.
I liked Captain Han. He was the voice of reason among the commanders of the Right Navy. He always stuck to his beliefs, and never backed down on what he said, even if that meant making Commander Won (and all of the other commanders) angry. So I guess in yesterdays episode he finally pushed Commander Won over the edge, and Commander Won sent him away. That was so sad, he should've just sent him with YSS. He would've fit right in
I also like Commander Yi Aukki. When Minister Yoon offered him to take command of the whole navy, I really thought he was going to accept. Not because of greed or glory but because he wouldn't defy the Royal Command. So I was really moved when he turned the offer down and admitted that he couldn't lead the Navy to victory and only YSS could. That was a very touching scene. He said that by taking command he would lose his navy, by denying it, he would lose his life. So he basically chose death, putting his life on the line. Now thats another great man. He was not embarrassed to admit that he couldn't do it, and he put his men and his country first.
here are the narration caps I made from recordings I did for myself
Said to see this man go. He was way above his Commander. In the drama Won Kyun sends Capt Han to Pusan after they had an argument. Pusan being Japanese base at that time was a death sentence. So Won Kyun once again does everything to help the enemy
Last Edit: Jul 31, 2005 1:12:36 GMT -5 by ShawScope
Post by normabaylis51 on Mar 30, 2006 12:46:22 GMT -5
:(Oh no!!not captain Han!!He's a good guy :oMaybe the pledge drive will go over that part tonite,I don't want to see it.At least none of YSS men get it,do they? No, dont tell me.They are in the first four eps so I answered my own question.See how frazzled I am.I said I wouldnt read spoilers and I have read two so far today! >:(I am sending myself to my room!!!
Soft o'er the blue ocean.Late glows the autumn Light.High in the frosty sky,the wild geese honk on wing so cold.With a grieving heart I roll without sleep the whole night.The dying moon shines on my bow and sword."Yi Sun Shin"