Thank goodness I have a flexi schedule otherwise I would've risked coming in late for work last night. All for the love of MoonSun. Maybe I should just call in sick every Wednesday and Thursday for the next two months, no? LOLs. Just kidding, of course. ^___^
Episode 8 partially answers what many viewers have been wondering this week... will H and YM come to realize that YW is very much alive and is just around the corner? Will YW actually remember her real identity? Both brothers are drawn inexplicably to the grown-up YW, but neither has confirmation that this was the same girl they both loved as kids. YW, on the other hand, seems to have truly believed she's endowed with the mystical capability of being a shaman. It is this "supposed" ability, and her association with the former head shaman, that accidentally lands her in the palace after the king falls ill.
What I loved was that this episode had fan service written all over for each of the main characters. Except for BK, I think. All she did was seethe in anger every time she sees H enjoying without her by his side. Is she intentionally written this way? No matter how hard I try, I can never be sympathetic to her plight.
To be fair to Princess MH, her scenes with Y actually make me smile because theirs is a breather from all the angst surrounding the story of the main love square (H-YW-YM-BK). I believe she genuinely cares for the family of her husband despite her immature streaks. To quote Fanderay from Soul’s Rebel…
“She’s (MH) not very smart or particularly good at anything (that we’ve seen) so her charm is definitely her innocent and open heart. I think she generally gets overlooked by everyone, so I found it quite touching that Y’s mother seems to genuinely care for her despite her many flaws.”
I know she’ll eventually pay for her participation with what happened to YW but I’m glad they’re not writing her to be such a biatch like BK is.
And again, LOLs at the rumors circulating in the palace that the king uhhhmmm… bats for another team? W’s chiseled jaw no doubt fueled those intrigues. Haha! Poor BK, not only does she have the memory of that “dead girl” to contend with… now you have the pretty bodyguard as well. Kidding!
It’s a long seven days to go before we get Episode 9 next week. Who spazzed upon seeing that final scene? Damn MBC for knowing which buttons to push to get viewers excited!