Young Rae tries to convince her mother that she's not ready for this marriage yet and that it should be postponed. She wants to slow down and take time to think. She adds that if she were to enter into marriage with these feelings then she would feel as if she were sinning against Kyung Tak. This begs the question, what feelings? Feelings of not being sure? Pretty convinced that during this time it didn't matter so much what the woman wanted in a marriage. It's not like love matches were all that common, is it? Marriage was different then. A contractual marriage made without consulting with the bride was the norm, wasn't it? So she must mean that she has feelings for Dr Jin. Either way, Momma ain't happy. She worries about losing face. This family doesn't have much left to lose, so I can see why she's desperate to cling to what little remains. She also, before she dies, wants to see her daughter marry into a good family and into a marriage where she will receive plenty of love from her husband. Aww! I can see why she thinks Kyung Tak fits the bill there. He obviously loves her and he comes from an important family even if they aren't the best people. Okay, they are monsters with the exception of Kyung Tak. I'd hate to have Byung Hee and PigDog as my father and brother. Yuck.
Kyung Tak and Young Rae go for a stroll together. I have to say that I really loved the imagery here. The scenery was beautiful. I mean the actual scenery like the plants and water, not the sight of Jaejoong in his everyday, non-officer hanbok. Oh, who am I kidding? Plants and water? Psh! Hello Jae! *___*
Uhm...yeah...okay! Since you asked so nicely Jae, I'll come to you. Just gotta find my purse and passport....
Oh wait, you meant her. Whoops. Got carried away in the moment. Sorry. Go ahead, continue.... Woo away. How can she resist? The girl is nuts!
Ha Eung and Young Hwi are sitting down for a drink together. Plotting begins. Political, revolutionary plotting. Ha Eung is going after the ruling party that is the "old rotten tree which is sucking the blood from the good people in Joseon". A blood sucking tree?! Yikes! Yeah, I'd want to slash that sucker to its roots as well. Prince Heung Seon then asks Young Hwi to be his sword as he slashes the roots of the vampire tree.
It's surgery day for the noble lady with the salivary tumor.
I did you a favor and skipped the surgical procedure where he removes a very bloody and squishy tumor. I was so sad to see that Brain Baby didn't make a reappearance here :( I was really hoping that it would. I miss my Brain Baby something awful.
Dr Jin and Young Rae have a chance encounter on the street. Young Rae is there with her mother purchasing fabric for her wedding clothes or trousseau or whatever. The shop lady excitedly tells them, when Young Rae questions the expense, that Major Kim has insisted on covering the expense and taking care of it. Pssst, Young Rae, take this from an old married woman of 15 years - go with the hot cop not the doc from the future. And I'm not just saying it because of my JJ bias. Well, not only because of my bias. ;)
Remember the snitch from the last episode? The one that informed on the gisaeng's location? We see the Royal Doc paying an unseen person for a job well done. He then asks him to continue to be his eyes and ears. It's the snitch, but we can't see who it is. By his arm though we can tell that he is a doctor from the clinic. Ooh, who could it be?
The childhood-best-friends-soon-to-be-brothers-in-law-unknowing-mortal-enemies sit down for a drink. Young Hwi asks Kyung Tak to promise to take care of his sister if anything ever happens to him, to which Kyung Tak agrees. Oh the irony here because if anything does happen to Young Hwi, it will most likely be at the hands of Kyung Tak and he knows it. KT offers to give his very life in order to protect YR.
|"Wait, what'd you just say?"|
I loved the part where YH flat out asks his sister if she likes Dr Jin.
Jin is called urgently back to the tumor-lady's home. The site has become infected and she is gravely ill. She needs the penicillin that's back at the clinic.
There is more political intrigue between PigDog and the Royal Doctor. They conspire to kill Prince Heung Seon and Dr Jin. Choon Hong overhears the plan and summons some help.
In the form of YH who heroically saves PHS (who was all excited because he had earned a meeting with the Queen dowager for saving her favorite niece) from the assassins. I love how he was shocked when YH removed his mask. Really? You knew who he was. It's not that good of a disguise. But whatever. (I find myself saying that a lot throughout this drama - "but whatever". Don't think too much about it Dongsaeng, just don't. You'll only make your head hurt.)
Dr Jin has had enough of this messed up Joseon place. He's taken off for who knows where. He's walking through the forest when he is chased by the would-be-assassins. This is when YR jumps out and grabs him and pulls him down to hide. My thought at that moment? Why did he need her help to hide in the shrubbery? Was her assistance really necessary? He couldn't figure that one out or carry it out on his own?
We then finally get a confession from him. No, he doesn't tell her how he feels. He finally tells her that he is from a different world, from far in the future. Good luck processing that little tidbit there Honey! Just wait until he tells you about the Brain Baby. You're gonna love that one!
We end with Prince Heung Seon entering into his audience with the Queen dowager.
And there you have it for episode 8. I get the feeling that a lot is being set up right now. A whole lot of political stuff. Some YR/KT/Dr Jin stuff. Some YH/KT stuff. Stuff, stuff, stuff and more stuff.
Who do you want to see Young Rae end up with? Are you Team Jin or Team