Finally father and son reunited! I'm glad it was after the father gave JY credit for their recent battle successes. Now an older officer joined him, too. I'm glad he told the father the truth, and JY didn't have to pretend anymore.
The son of YGSM has been getting the credit, only from rumors. Hope that doesn't go on too long- injustice is so upsetting.
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2007 15:29:35 GMT -5 by JP Paulus
just a reminder -- to add the ep. # so people who haven't seen it yet don't get spoiled --- not that this was in any way unexpected. (though it seemed like they were going to delay that reunion until Jo Youg got back).
i was actually moved emotionally by it. It really makes you think about how we are handling our own family relationships, right?
As for Namseng, i missed the episode of his defeat. How bad was it? Again, not unexpected (obviously, his dad has a gut feeling, unless someone already unofficially let him know the results)
Now what kind of crazy stuff does Shin Dong have planned? He was manipulative before...what about now?
JP, thanks for putting the ep. #. Not much chance of me remembering the number unless I take notes, tho.
Namseng's defeat was huge - it was a chaotic scene. He had success the first time he tried the trap, then he tried it again and was advised against it, but he didn't listen, and Xui Rengui? set his own trap. I don't remember if they said how many survived.
Yeah, I seemed to have missed the episode that discussed Namsaeng's crushing defeat also, thanks for the mini-recap, ginny. Namsaeng really needs to learn how to keep his ego in control. He's constantly running around thinking he's just as good as his dad, if not, par with his level of military intellect and skill. He's aspirations will soon bring him down, one just knows. He's not going to be too happy when he finds out that Gaedong had something to do with turning the fate of this war around.
Last night they titled the episode as number 18… that had to be a typo, this series is what 24 eps long? Hard to believe it's more than half over. >
I was going to ask earlier if anyone else noticed in the two previous eps how DJY was calling all the shots, especially in light of the company he was in. I was happy to see that explained by DJS himself when he gave all the credit to DJY for their successes before he found out his real identity. And the necklace turns out to be a non factor.
Last night's episode was fun because I was strategizing what I would do in his situation in regard to making Li Haigu talk, and then at the end also releasing them… and then he actually did it.
But then instead of gratitude, Chulin vows to kill him… again… and she's still right there as a captive who they can still kill very easily if they choose. She's all talk, because when she fought him earlier and cut him with her sword wounding him, she let up in concern instead of following through, just like in the cave. She won't admit it, but she's whipped.
Post by kathleen34 on Jan 10, 2007 13:33:44 GMT -5
Right, zorro: But then instead of gratitude, Chulin vows to kill him… again… and she's still right there as a captive who they can still kill very easily if they choose. She's all talk, because when she fought him earlier and cut him with her sword wounding him, she let up in concern instead of following through, just like in the cave. She won't admit it, but she's whipped.
Let's see what happens next time a snake bites her... does Li jump to the rescue and suck out the venom?
geema Your hands are so pretty. Your cheeks are so pretty." Eunha answers back to Andrea, "You are pretty all over".
Li would. He really cares for her and for the first time in the series, I felt bad for him. There he was, living his peaceful life with his tribe, a man of high rank and skill, and he had a woman almost by his side... Things were bright for Kaigu, but then came along Dae Jo Young. A mere spy-capitive who managed to turn the tables on him and ruined his chances of getting with Chulin. Sure, Kaigu's got some issues he wants taken care of. I would to if that happened to me.
As for Chulin. She's so shady that I rarely am able to understand her motives. She seems like she still likes Jo Young but feels so betrayed by him that she can't come to terms with her feelings, but then again, if he just saved her life by letting her go, that should say something to her! He likes her! But... no, she just promises to KILL him the next time they meet. Wonderful beginning to that relationship.
Sheesh, all this fiery pride! I'm hazy on how DJY doublecrossed her. He said they should work together against the Tang. Then the Khitan were ready to attack the fort. The fort had straw soldiers. Huh? I'll think about it again: the Tang wanted to attack, but she said no, then Li did it anyway. So she pulled back her army, but....I'm lost. Is there more to this? Why is she so angry if Li broke their bargain?
I'm at a loss on the relationship between Chulin and Joyoung. It's inexplicable.
I was wondering the same thing as Zorro regarding Dae Jungsang letting Joyoung plan the strategies. I guess they were winning the battles and his plan did get most of them safely out of the fort. But still, he has no experience and they keep calling him boy so it seems like someone else would be making the big decisions. Anyway, I'm kind of disappointed that Dae JungSang figured out it was his son so easily. And without the necklace for proof. Plus, during all the closeup shots I was thinking Joyoung looks too old to be his son. At least Namseng looks pretty young. Even though he's kind of a jerk I'm glad he survived the battle.
ginnycat-- Maybe the doublecross is because DJY had the warriors escape over the great wall and abandon the fort instead of actually joining forces with the Khitan Army?