Yet another episode and now another week to wait for more episodes! Gah! And that ending. Do I really have to wait? :/
As I did last time, I’m going to post a quick recap blob (obviously spoilers) and then a host of images with captions explaining the more intricate parts and also just giving gratuitous shots I loved 😀
Spoiler blob: Turns out Kim Yong Ju was released 4 days ago, which is before Joseph was murdered. We see it’s Lee Wan Ik who’s done it and he has a bloody letter that was on Joseph that was written by the king requesting aid from America. Eugene visits Lee Wan-Ik searching for Yong Ju and gives Wan-ik a warning. Dong-Mae is accused of killing Joseph and the bribed police officers tell him to name Go Sang Ho as the one who ordered him to. Eugene retrieves the letters that were in Yong Ju’s room from Hina and they all have a piece of a postal map in them. The King actually gave the letter to Joseph and Wan-Ik comes with the letter saying it must be fake and appoint him as minister of foreign affairs soon. Eugene hears that the investigation is being closed as Joseph and Dong-Mae forging the King’s letter, so he gets the Major to force Minister Allen to take Dong-Mae to the American legation to resume the investigation. Do-mi sees the picture of the friends and says he just saw one of them here watering the plants; Eugene searches his desk and the man Do-mi saw took the letters Hina gave him. Hui-Seong helps Eugene figure out where Yong jun must be. The King’s official (what’s his name?) who apparently leads the patriots, says Eugene must die. Ae-sin is visiting Eugene when the man in the picture tries to kill him, and since he failed, the potter says Ae-sin must kill Eugene. :O
Now for the pics I know you want! 😀 I literally grab hundreds and have to filter out the very best ones to depict this so you’d better enjoy it.
Ae-sin sees Eugene crying over Joseph’s dead body
Moore looks on as his friend mourns
Ae-sin hears details of the death of Joseph
Gu Dong-Mae plays with a coin, presumably thinking of Ae-sin
Lee Wan-Ik has a letter retrieved from the missionary’s body
Hearing that Kim Yong Ju was released before the murder of Joseph, Eugene goes to pay Lee Wan-Ik a visit
Eugene gives Lee Wan-Ik a warning
Gu Dong-Mae is accused of murdering Joseph by police since he was seen in Jemulpo
Members of Musin society try to take the blame instead of Dong Mae
The first of many gratuitous shots to come I couldn’t help but include 😀
Dong-Mae mad grr
This guy is obviously trying to frame Dong-Mae
Hui Seong sees the police taking Dong-Mae
What’s going on here?
Treat him well, okay? 🙂
We see a scene of when Ae-sin was shot by Dong-Mae
This scene is showing us more of the friend of Ae-sin’s father, one of the people in the photograph Eugene took from Kim Yong Ju
Gu Dong-Mae is being tortured to confess to the crime
Dong-Mae reasons that if he had killed Joseph, you wouldn’t have been able to tell the dead body’s ethnicity.
The police officer looks a little uneasy at this statement
There’s a witness? Dong-Mae laughs as she comes in the room
The witness is the hotel worker Gui Dang
A police officer under Hina’s pay tells her what is going on
Hina lets the mute Hotaru stay at the hotel
Hotaru is at the verge of tears as Hina refuses to tell her what is happening to Dong-Mae and tells her not to bother him. There’s a gun under the pillow. Use it for yourself or intruders. o.O
Lee Wan-Ik shows the letter to the uh Japanese guy
Apparently Lee Wan-Ik is framing Dong-Mae because he saw him carrying Hina the other night. This father… I loved Hina’s face from the last ep when she heard of his meddling.
The witness claims that yes she saw Dong-Mae take the missionary into an alley with men with swords…
Watch out, I may get out of here
Eugene visits Hina asking for the letters he saw in room 205 (Kim Yong Ju’s room).
Hina lies she doesn’t have them, but Eugene calls her bluff lol. She’s like sigh it didn’t work.
The letters each have a portion of a map
Eugene writes his own letter to Ae-sin, telling her he’s okay and not to worry.
Ae-sin tries to see him from the balcony of the hotel but he’s not there
He’s left a pinwheel though
<3 I love the shots in this drama
Ae-sin visits the apothecary again
She returns Eugene’s gloves
The King hears confirmation that it is “that” missionary
Wan-Ik arrives and reads the bloodied letter taken from Joseph’s body. This is fake right? That’s what I told the Japanese.
We see however that the King had actually met with Joseph and given him the letter asking for assistance from America
Lee Wan-Ik leaves only after saying that this is more urgent than him being appointed Minister of Foreign affairs, so it’s okay, that can wait. >;(
Look at that face
Hina is visiting him to talk. She mentions Eugene believes he is innocent and trusts him. Dong-Mae swears and says now he can’t hate him, too bad. lol
Lee Wan-Ik has the doctor fake an autopsy report, but Eugene sees right through it.
You’d better fix this autopsy report, or I might kill you! The doctor is very frightened 😀
Hui Seong sees Yong Ju lingering around Ae-sin’s residence.
He tries to talk to Yong Ju, but ends up chasing him until he loses him
Eugene is back in his office.
He’s relaxing in his chair when the interpreter comes in and tells him that the investigation is closed as the missionary and Dong-Mae faking a letter from the King. Dong-Mae will be killed.
Eugene stalks straight to the Lee Jung Moon’s residence and demands to know why the investigation is closed
He tells him to stay out of it
Eugene says that on the contrary, the American Legation will be taking Gu Dong-Mae and continuing the investigation
To this effect, he wakes up Moore and asks him for help.
Lol, Moore threatens Allen to sign a document to allow them to take over the investigation. “Learn to aim” xd
The police are trying to force Dong-Mae to sign something
Think twice about releasing his hand…
Just then, Eugene comes in and takes over
But now Eugene is interrogating Dong-Mae
Well, it’s actually a cross interrogation lol
Eugene takes soldiers to Lord Go Sa Hong’s residence and asks permission to guard the premises since Joseon will not. Ae-sin’s grandfather sadly refuses the help.
Ae-sin hears of the visit and rushes out
She’s just missed him
Or has she… 😀
Eugene turned around on his way back and came back just to see her awww
They stare at each other across the wall
Eugene sets the photo on his desk
Do-mi says he just saw the man on the far right. He was here just two hours ago watering the plants in this office. Eugene quickly checks his desk and sees the letters Hina gave him are missing.
A meeting is being held
We see this guy Lee Jung Moon appears to be the leader. He says Eugene is prying too much and must be killed.
Meanwhile, Wan-Ik has manipulated some of Dong-Mae’s men to attack Eugene in a misguided attempt to free their leader.
Eugene fires shots to bring help
Uhhh, not the help I was looking for…
The second in command of Musin society sees what is happening though and stops the men, apologizing for them
Lol this scene is so funny. Eugene cleans Hui Seong’s cuts.
Hui Seong mentions that he saw Yong Ju, and they figure out where he must be since he smelled strongly of incense.
Yong Ju is staying at a Shaman’s residence. He mentions wanting to let Ae-sin know that Lee Wan-Ik is responsible for her parents’ deaths.
Meanwhile, Ae-sin meets with Gunner Jang
She begs him that since she is currently under house arrest, to help her escape to meet with Eugene.
Despite knowing they have been ordered to kill Eugene, he simply says Yes
Eugene senses someone in his room
She begins to recite the letter from the missionary that she painstakingly translated to Korean.
Eugene has a hard time holding back tears
Omo omo omo 😀 :D: D
A shot is fired through the window and Eugene flicks the light off, drawing his weapon
Ae-sin says she must leave, but Hina is knocking on the door
It’s okay though, because Hina is in on the secret now. Help me get out!
Wait, when did this happen? Lol Eugene is confused.
As Hina helps Ae-sin leave, a gun is pointed at her head
He’s searching for Hotaru
Meanwhile, Eugene has chased down the attacker and wounded him
It’s the man from the far right of the photo, a friend of Ae-sin’s father
Hotaru and Su-mi look on as Hina is held at gun point
Hina draws a sword and knocks the gun from the man’s hand
Ae-sin steps from the shadows, picking up the gun and pointing at the man’s head. She then proceeds to knock him out with a vase of flowers xD
Eugene is questioning the man
Ae-sin visits the apothecary but is met by the lady who tends that place at the river. You know what I’m talking about right. Well, anyway, Ae-sin is summoned to meet the leader of the freedom fighters.
Well, apparently she’s meeting the potter dude. He didn’t really look like the leader to me earlier.
Ae-sin questions his leadership status too
Eugene knows what is coming and he’s on his way to the potter’s hut. He told Ae-sin’s father’s friend that he wouldn’t let Ae-sin finish her mission. Awwww
An arrow is shot as a signal that Eugene is on his way
You must kill whoever comes, even if it is Eugene
Ae-sin looks a bit horrified at this
Mr. Sunshine is on his way!