What a great episode (I can never remember the number!). I'll call it: "The Great Leadership Episode."
I loved how the Prince deftly counseled his father, which was reminiscent of his own wisdom in his youth. YSS's longtime friend and Minister demonstrates leadership in the scholar's arena by willinglness to give up his own life to preserve a man who places his country first, and then endures suffering the long wait of the King's decision by his side. YSS, in his wisdom and ultimately compassion, drives the mournful Lt. to come up with the winning solution to the failed Turtle ship which speaks not just of his leadership, but his care for his pain and recovery of dignity. YSS leads the garrison in a powerful ceremony to commemorate the fallen, which strengthens his men because they know YSS will regard them in this manner when and if they should die in service. I'm really sad to see Won Kyon still embittered. I had hoped he'd turn around because YSS and he would make a terrific team, but maybe he will when the battle is upon them.