You know it: spoilers
Taejo’s dead. Finally, some action.
There was some minor sword play between Wook and So which was pretty fun to watch, but So held back, probably because Hae Soo asked him to try and not kill Wook. We’ve already seen So kill a whole monastery of bad monks in a matter of seconds. Killing Wook would have been child’s play to him.
Hae Soo finally sees Wook for who he really is: a jealous, two-faced man. He wanted So dead, not because So sided with the Crown Prince, but because he seemed to be close to Hae Soo. And then, he had the audacity to test Hae Soo. Nope, dude. You screwed up. And your supposed alliance with the Crown Prince, yeah…I don’t believe that for a second.
I found it surprising that when So had to kill Yo in a sword fight on a ledge (’cause where else would one fight a runaway traitor), he was emotionally devastated. Sure Yo is So’s full brother, but the man was evil to the core and had no respect for So.
Lee Joon Gi played it well, though. So’s emotional break down in front of Hae Soo brought the friendship between So and Hae Soo together.
With that, I’m not so sure I’m going to like episode 14. In the teaser for episode 14, Yo comes back, madder than hell, and it looks like So is going to marry his half sister, which will really screw with Hae Soo’s stronger feelings for him.
(Ooh, ooh…I may have misinterpreted the trailer! I just watched a different one where So and Hae Soo are VERY friendly with each other!)
(and darn, I just realized in that same trailer So may marry the now King’s child daughter (really, maybe 6 or 7 and ewww) to become the King’s son-in-law, probably to protect the throne. Since I believe that did happen in real history, I tend to believe it. Darn, darn, darn.)
Episode 13 flowed much better than episode 12. I was glad to see that.
What did I get out of episode 13? Wook is a two-faced lair and can’t be trusted, ever. And, So is human, with an emotional side that can be in a lot of pain.