Okay, just gonna let it out here, first thing. Does ANYONE ELSE low-key ship Princess Hyemyung with Prince Dalhan?!?!
There's the table,
And then she whips up her skirts,
And BAM! Table's gone!
The little prince was SO MATURE in this scene!!
Plot-wise, although the scene-by-scene progression of each development is slow and dry in a lot of senses, it is getting by. There's Da Yeon's master plan involving her powerful father to make Gyeonwoo her husband, while Gyeonwoo and Kang Joon Young team up to uncover the hidden, illegal imports from the Qing Dynasty hidden under the wedding gifts for Princess Hyemyung. The search for the secrets behind Hyemyung's mother continues very slowly, but many definite clues lead us to believe that the mysterious, smiling man Choon Poong (played by Shim Hyung Tak) knows all there is to know about the missing former queen...
No romance for you royal guard man, so sorry.
Some topics to look forward to in the upcoming episodes is what Gyeonwoo said to prince Dalhan that evening (like in the screen shot below), before going to seek out princess Hyemyung and landing that first kiss. Most likely, Gyeonwoo manned up and told Dalhan that he loves the princess, and so unfortunately, no matter how nice Dalhan is and how hard he's worked to get the princess and the royal family to accept him and how his dreams of having a Joseon woman for a wife just like his own mother will be crushed, he cannot be with Princess Hyemyung. (/Heartbroken/.) Also, the continuous dreams that Gyeonwoo has been having, plus his parents' odd behavior upon noticing Gyeonwoo's sleep troubles, will very likely play a big role in popping us viewers with a fun little surprise-not-surprise at the end of the story here. Those of you who've seen the original 2001 'My Sassy Girl' movie probably guessed this too, right? Gyeonwoo and Hyemyung were fated from the very start, since they were young, and there's a story there that we'll have to wait til the end to find out!
Prince, the truth is... I have a girlfriend who is Asia's star female solo singer and the nation's producer representative.