Yesterday I watched Episode 11, and realized that episode 12 was not recorded. For some reason I recorded on channel 40 instead of 41! I was so mad at myself because episode 11 ended with Gaesomoon about to kill DJY. From the previews I saw that he didn't kill him. My questions are: Why didn't he kill him? What did he tell him? What else did I miss?! I know that Gaesomon's son tried to kill DJY, but some guy saved him.
A : Just when he was about to kill DJY, he flashed back to about 20 years ago or so when Yang Man Chun said "We(Yang and Yang) have been protecting this country(Koguryo) for many years, but who's going to protect the country when we die?", and that made him to let DJY go.
Yeon Gae So Moon, though many say he was kind of selfish, he protected Koguryo in countless numbers of wars against Tang China with Yang Man Chun.
Worried about the future of the country, he thought that DJY had a potential to succeed Yeon and Yang as a new hero, and that is why he let DJY go.
Chulin could have escaped from Joyoung and gotten him recaptured, but she sneaked back into the cave quietly and let her guys keep searching in vain. She gave him back his mother's necklace after he told her it was his mother's (not a lover's). Later he told her it was worth more to him than his life, and he gave it back to her (don't remember which ep. that was).
(Did you see her get bitten by the poisonous snake after ignoring his warning? Then he sucked out the poison. He went unconscious later and she took care of him instead of escaping.)
DJY's got more lives than the proverbial cat, but I love it. What a great show this is so far. I like everybody, even all the bad guys.
Chulin seemed to notice DJY "as a man" when he was passed out from the snake venom. She could have killed him and returned to her camp as a heroine, but he must have been wearing AXE, because she just sat there looking at him. I was impressed that she came right out and said she liked him. He's now wearing the sash she gave him around his head, which she immediately noticed when he arrived with DJS to parlay with Kahn. And of course she has on the necklace in full view.
Wasn't that monologue Joyoung gave to Yeon G about how Yeon was a father to him and Yeon had raised him, given him food, shelter, and attention another part of the reason that he wasn't killed? I thought that was at least as influential in saving his life as Yang Man Chun's speech about needing someone to protect the country after the old warriors died. Yeon is a bear with a soft heart.
Yes, absolutely. It was uncomfortable to watch, I thought-here YGSM is being honored by DJY as his father, when the SOB made him a slave. I guess there was danger of DJY being killed for his forecast "treason" but it still seems nasty to make him a servant. DJY was not prohibited from learning warrior skills, anyway; maybe his work load wasn't too bad?
I'm guessing his workload must've been like every other "slave," it's just that Yeon must've had a soft side for him, being that he respected his father. Another would've had the baby's head, but Yeon chose to keep him alive, under his care, whichever the way. To me, whatever Yeon did was out of his concern for the kingdom. His spiel to his son really moved me because it shows how soft-hearted and kind Yeon is and how much he loves his country. Whatever he did to Dae Jun-sang and his family was out of his passion towards Goguryo.
Yeon GSM is very patriotic. It's obvious he cares a great deal for the people of Goguryo. I thought that he made Joyoung a serf in order to protect him by sort of hiding him in plain sight. He knew that people could become suspicious if he adopted him or raised him with his own sons. In a previous episode the Lords speculate about the possibility of Joyoung being YGSM's illegitimate child but reject the idea because YGSM was too powerful to have to hide such a child. I don't think he had many options if he wanted to keep Joyoung near him as he grew up. Notice the jealousy from Namseng(?) towards Joyoung?