On the docks S and YW see N and Jansil off. N tells YW to go back now. YW uncovers her head and says: I wanted to go with you and held back so please dont stop me from seeing you off too. N covers her face again. YW: why are you doing that? N says if by any chance while I am gone. strangers come-be sure to avoid them. YW: are guests coming to the home today? N: no matter what. You must not put them in your heart. and must not form any ties. do you understand? Jansil says the boat is coming in.
M was lying down on the boat sleeping, but gets up. A guy asks if M slept well. M asks why there are so many people around. Guy asks: are you saying you came without knowing? he says how the king is coming to this village so everyone is here to watch that so M was lucky to arrive today if he came without knowing. M thinks to himself – YW - you are making me and the king meet. M looks around but just misses seeing YW.
YW tells N to relay her greetings (well wishes) to the astrologer. N tells S to take YW directly back to the home. S: if you cant trust me that much then why not take me along and leave Jansil behind. N says she is more scared of what trouble Jansil will get into than S so that is why N is taking Jansil along so there is no need to be envious.
H says they are close to the village so open the curtains. HS says the weather is chilly so wouldn’t it be better to keep it closed and go, but H orders it open. HS tells the men to stop and lifts it up to reveal H’s face. H tells HS how the people came out to see him so how could he disappoint them by being covered up.
People are lined up and S tells YW : you promised to look only for a minute and then go. YW: I said I would but you are still acting like this. The guard is checking to see which of the people look presentable and drives away any that are not dressed properly or looks too poor. he wont let a poor mother and son go through cuz they aren’t dressed well enough to be seen in front of the King. The mother says how much her son wanted to see the King so just let them go just once but the guard says if she wanted to see the king she should have dressed better. he says ”rejected” and shoves her away when she begs. YW helps her up and goes over to the guard. YW speaks up and says to the guard that he is being too harsh. guard: what? YW: are you saying that poor or lower class people do not have the right to see the king? where is a law like that? guard: what kind of girl are you -what do you do? she says she is a spirit medium. he asks how dare she look at him in the eye and act like this.
YW stands still and stares at H. she starts to cry. M watches her. H looks over at YW but S grabbed YW’s hand and ran away. M recognized her and runs after them.
S hides YW. Everyone including M and the guards pass by them
S scolds YW: are you in your right mind miss. how could you stare at the king like that (and not bow). YW: S. S: what? YW: have you and I ever run away from someone like today? S says if we had something like this happen twice you think we would be alive still? YW: then whose memory is this?
M looks everywhere for her. he thinks he saw her but it’s another girl. He says sorry to her- I got the wrong person. M says to himself: what are you expecting. isnt that kid already dead and sleeping in the dirt
H is in the bath and splashes the water. HS asks why he is doing that. if H doesn’t like the temp of the water or does the aroma not suit you(* wow- they had aromatherapy back then?) H says it bothers him so HS thinks H doesnt like HS talking so much so HS turns away pouting but H says no not you. HS smiles again. HS: then what do you not like? [H complains about the people cuz of how they looked since he only saw the ones living decently.] H comments on the clothes and appearance- how they didnt have oil flowing from their faces. HS explains it was to show H their good sides. H: you think i came here to Onyang (name of this hot spring place) for that. HS says H only came for a day and starts to suggest forgetting but H talks to Woon. H: I feel better having submerged my body in hot water. do you want to come in too? The female servants are shocked and look away. HS chokes and quickly ushers all the women servants out asking them to go and bring some more stuff.
HS asks H how he could kid around like that when there are already rumors all around the palace. H: rumors? what rumors? HS: cuz you keep the queen at bay (at a distance) and leave guard Woon by your side so they say that you must like…..HS has a hard time saying that people think H is gay. HS stops his sentence at the word “nam” which means “men” so H says: that I am a man among men. HS says cuz of the rumors, dont ever joke again like that with Woon.
H and Woon are walking together wearing nobleman’s clothes. H sort of twitches so Woon asks why he is doing that. H: I can hear HS yelling all the way here.
The two of them walk through a poor neighborhood and H remarks it’s a lot different from the road he was taken on. people are begging and shivering in the cold. One kid bumps into H and the kid says sorry. H helps the kid up and asks where is he goingin such a hurry. Kid says his older sister is alone at home so he was taking this (some rotting vegetables)
YW is sitting with S. S asks what she is thinking about. YW: I know. S: what? YW: I know who I remembered a while ago. that (memory) belonged to that person. S: what? YW: I remembered that person’s memory and sadness. Don’t you know? now I have psychic ability too. S was worried that YW was remembering her past but breathes easier when she hears YW say that. YW: now I became a shaman. S starts to say you shouldnt call that psychic ability, but YW stands up. S: where are you going? YW says N is late so she wants to go out and wait for her. S says let’s go together.
YW is making tea. S asks – do you not know who they are? YW shushes her and says they are undercover so let’s act like we dont know. S: you knew he was royalty and brought him home. YW: then should I have ignored strangers who are lost? S says godmother (N) said even if strangers come avoid them. YW: she didnt say dont help them when they need it
H and Woon are waiting inside and YW brings them tea. H stares at her face. She says how the drink will help them melt away the cold. She says she wasnt able to prepare much for them cuz originally the table was set only for one person and asks them to excuse that. she tells them to rest comfortably and then go. H says: who was the original owner of this table? (meaning who was this “table/food”meant for) In the rain who were you waiting for in the rain? Werent you waiting for someone? She says she was waiting for her godmother to return after her outing. YW: if you dont have any more questions…he suddenly asks: didnt you say you were a shaman? YW: yes.
*this line was Blue’s translation. YW said that cuz as H’s guard, Woon should have drank and checked for poison so he didnt do his job well cuz he didnt drink it.
H quickly pulls her close and asks: how did you know? YW: what are you talking about? H: that I am this country’s king-how did you know?
M is staying at the same place H was going to stay for the night. M says in his head (talking to YW): did you want to meet the king? even if you didnt come to see me, it was good to see you again. in the next life, please just look at me first.
H steps outside with Woon. He looks back and asks: what is your name. from inside YW says: I don’t have a name. he asks how she could not have a name. she says her godmother didn’t want to be tied to her by giving her a name. people just call her Agi.
He looks up at the moon and repeats what she just said. H: I will name you Wol. (he said something about warmth). She repeats the name. YW says aloud to herself: did you hear? now I have a name too. H walks away with Woon
Woon comes over and drinks. M laughs. H: hyungnim. M: yes I lost. he says he will take whatever H asks him to do. H: do you still have that kid buried in your heart? answer me. M: your majesty. H: didnt you lose the bet to me. So I want your answer now.
The state shaman who lied in the first episode about the talisman meets with Minister Yoon secretly. she asks if he was looking for her. he asks how many years it’s been since she came back here to seongsucheong. she says 8. Yoon bribes her and hints that he will put her in the palace as the royal shaman if she listens to his order. she agrees and says just order what you want no matter what it is. he asks if she knows about H’s health condition. she says she heard he was healthy – was that incorrect. Yoon: that’s why it’s worrisome. when he needs to be healthy he is ill and when he needs to be ill he is healthy. she says while the king was gone she put up a talisman (that yellow sticker thing used to make a spell) so whenever Yoon gives the order, he will see results. Yoon gives her an indirect order saying get it done before tm.
H welcomes B. she asks if he is ok after his trip I think. he says as you can see I am fine. he asks what brings her here this late at night. HS leaves them alone and exits.
H: what did you just say? B told him he could take a royal concubine. she reminds him how he wanted to be a strong king and how he needs to have an heir. she plays the pity card saying she doesnt have any more excuses for the dowager anymore. it doesnt matter if it’s not her, he needs an heir. he asks if she means it. B: as the queen, how could I put my personal feelings first. He makes his voice sound sympathetic saying he now knows why B is receiving so much respect. how he didnt know her heart. how hard it must have been for her to put up with him ignoring her. He says he will do as she suggested so B looks upset. he will put in the order tm. B is stunned and says: your majesty. H lists stuff he doesnt like about her such as ”I don’t like how you say things you don’t mean.” if you are done saying what you prepared to talk about, go back now and rest.
The shaman put that spell on H that night cuz that yellow sticker thing had been placed under the palace pillar for a while waiting for this time
Woon rides off and goes back to where YW was but she is gone.
MW looks in the mirror and complains about her eyes being puffy from staying up all night. She is yelling at the aide:what are you going to do about these eyes?aid says of course that would happen cuz MW didnt rest and stuff. MW: what were you doing while this happened to my eyes. Aide says how much she tried to stop the princess but she wouldnt listen to the aide. MW says how the aide should have stopped her -all the way till the end. aide: “I committed a sin that deserves death so stop looking at this” and the aide tries to take the mirror but MW wont let go of it. MW: it’s all over now. aide:what? MW: If my husband sees this face – he will probably hate me right? dislike me? he will probably abandon me huh? kick me out? I will probably die from a disease huh? MW gets all tragic and says: I wont be able to receive the love from the person I love and I wont be able to hold a baby that resembles my husband even once… cuz he wont be able to forgive me 0 husband. Y’s mom comes in and asks why she is like this. MW gets hiccups from crying
The man lists how hard it was to find N and that they suffered. she asks why they looked for her. one says he came cuz of an order from the dowager. she says how the shaman now is doing well. guy says the current shaman isnt doing well and the queen wants N to come back to the palace. N says her skills are at rock bottom already. other guy says they need her help. and that the dowager said to bring her back no matter what. N says no matter how many times they say this her answer will be the same and that she wants to stop and rest now. One guy asks if that girl in the next room is N’s shaman daughter -the one N put under her name a few years ago. N says she will go herself to talk to the queen and asks them to leave for today
The men walk out and one remarks how stubborn N is. another worries cuz they didnt follow the order that was given to them. the 3 rd one says they cant leave empty handed since they came all this way. He calls for his servants.
YW is looking for S at the blacksmiths and wonders where S went if she isnt here. She tries to use her psychic powers and wonders if her abilities disappeared. then what did I see that night? She remembers H asking – have you met me before a long time ago. Some men come up to her. YW: who are you? they put a sack over her head and grab her. dragging her off