Last night's episode really pressed the point of how much of a price the gisaengs have to pay. The suicide factor must have been all too real, and hushed up for the most part. I was sad to see Sumsum have to take that path, I liked her character.
It was somewhat of a surprise to hear how little the Headmistress cared, but in the rival troupe, the star pupil got the same "tough love" from her director as well. The concept of enduring pain over all else as the defining trait of a gisaeng is becoming evident.
Lot of politics involved as well. I hope they get to the contest next week. I want to see Jini go up against her counterpart from the rival troupe.
yes, their lives are extremely hard. This was the first time I actually felt for Jini. At the same time, I don't dislike her teachers because were in the situation and they know what needs to be done to endure that type of life. Maybe they are meant to be cold. I was just happy that I was happy to FINALLY like the main character. I had decided that if I didn't like her after this episode I was going to quit watching. I'm glad I don't have too.