Hwi is MIA as all the ish hits the fan at the Palace. Everyone thinks he’s really for-real for-real dead this time and are succumbing to Kang’s machinations. Kang is now King, but all he seems to care about is getting Ja-hyun between the sheets before anyone finds out. However, the only thing Ja-hyun cares about is killing Kang. She actually succeeded in getting him to drink the poison, but something must have gone wrong when she pulled out that dagger.
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GRAND PRINCE LIVE RECAP EPISODE 14
Kang tells JH that she finally came to him after Hwi died. JH says that she can’t go to someone else since he is not in the world. He wants to know if the reason is because he is a King now. She asks him if he wants to hear the answer. She goes a little closer to him and takes out her hair ornament.
JH – To get my revenge! I came here to kill you by myself.
She pushes Kang onto his back. NG shows up at the door but the maid is keeping her from going inside. Kang tells JH to kill him, stab him, do you think I killed Eun-sung? No, he tried to escape.
JH – You were the one who blamed an honest person.
Kang pushes her off of him and yells for someone outside. The maid comes in with NG. They see what is happening. Kang tells them to take the lady and put her in a secret room where she meets no one and no one comes in or out. The maid asks JH to follow her.
NG – You finally came to the palace.
JH – Am I going to die?
Kang – Not yet. I came to this position so hard, so I can’t just let you go like that.
Kang passes out, NG and the maid run to his side. JH looks at him on the floor, thoroughly satisfied.
The head maid tells the younger maids to find out which room they came from. Then the maids put JH in one of the rooms. It doesn’t look like a bed room.
Kang is laying in bed, still passed out, the doctor is next to him. He thinks he took something, perhaps some medicine that doesn’t agree with him. He will give him something to make him feel better and look out for him. NG is upset and storms out of the room.
LSG runs all around the island looking everywhere. She whistles, but no one whistles back. Somehow she finds her way to Hwi’s house on the island. She goes inside and starts looking around. But first she drinks some water and eats some of the food that he has there. However, a knif is put to her throat. Who are you?
SG fights it off and then turns and finds out that it is KT! They are so happy to see each other.
NG runs around everywhere, she is at a room, JH’s room, and tells them that they should know who she is, she has the Kings order, open the door. NG goes inside and holds JH by her face. She asks what JH did to the King. JH tells her that she gve him poison, not some seduction drug. NG slaps her. They argue but JH doens’t really care what NG says. NG tells the maids to come in, they have a prisoner to torture.
Hwi is alive and SG is meeting with him. She touches him all around and says his name. She is shocked that it is really Hwi and tears up. Then she starts hitting him. He rubs her on her head and puts his hand on he shoulder.
Hwi – I am sorry that I didn’t tell you in advance, where you super scared? It was a dangerous plan, you could have been in danger. But we didn’t have any other way back then.
SG – What happened? What about the body and the tomb? What happened?
Flashback. The guard is about to kill Hwi. Hwi says he didn’t kill the crime, but he is okay to die by the hands of a loyal son. KT comes in and hits the guard on the head. He is knocked out. But he comes to with KT next to him and a bandage on his head. KT offers him something and says that his Prince is not a betrayer, he had a lot of chances to escape when we were in the North, but he wanted to live with our people. That is why we stayed and fought, time will tell the truth. You should find out who the real enemy is and understand why you are still alive.
That same day the old army people showed up and the guard sees how they treated him. He starts to contemplate it all. Later we see him on the mainland, he has visitors from henchmen. Then he goes to Hwi and tells him that what he said is true, they don’t want to leave you alive. Hwi asks him if he trusts him now. The guard says that he remembered what his father said about him, he is a poor guy, to block Jin-young you do all these things only to protect the King. Your father wanted the little King to become the King as it should be. i will go back tot he Palace and figure out the truth. But if he dies then the truth will be buried.
KT tells him that they need a body that is a similar size to the prince. Cut to a montage of the soldiers preparing everything for their plan. They get a protective chest guard for Hwi and fake blood under it. Then we cut to the guard find the perfect time to shoot. He waits and aims….then at the perfect moment, he fires. Hwi falls into the ocean and the guard says that he got his revenge by himself.
But Hwi is still alive and runs to the shore. His army people wait for him and help pull him onto the beach. He pulls the arrow out of his chest and removes the clothing. they put the clothing on the body double and attach the arrow. Then they smash his face in, but no one can watch that happen, not even the person doing it.
Later, the body is found, but they cant recognize the face and assume that the rocks crushed it.
Back to the present. KT asks SG why she didn’t go back with the boat. She says it is because she didn’t believe it since the face was all crushed. KT smiles and says that she is smart. Then they start to worry about JH. She thinks Hwi is dead, so SG wants to tell her as soon as possible.
Inside, Hwi says that it takes 2 days for the ship to come back, he is worried about JH, he doesn’t know what she will do. The son-guard tells him that she is a great woman to find him there, she went all the way there for him.
KT tells him that she waited the three years he was missing so she should be olay. But he says that it is different this time, she saw his body and tomb, she should be sad. He is worried that she is doing something stupid.
Kang is fine. He says he doesn’t need anymore medicine. NG tells him that he became like this because he wanted to have her, he should execute her. He tells her that she shouldn’t worry about it, he will take care of it. NG says that she wants to protect him, it is the first day that he became King, he can have all the women he wants, but not JH. kang says that she was his first and Eun-sung took her from me. NG says she was her friend.
Kang lets her know that Kings have affairs, it doesn’t mean they aren’t good Kings. Kang asks her why she didn’t tell he, if she was from a strong family then he didn’t have to do all these things to make his power great. She reminds him that she is his servant. Kang tells her to make it like nothing happened yesterday and to not do anything.
Grand Queen. The maid tells the Grand Queen that someone is in the room where they punish the female servants. this is not good.
Cut to JH getting tortured by NG and her servants. NG wants her to tell her everything. JH says that she just wants her to hurt, she is torturing her because she just wants to accuse innocent people, it is all her, there is no one else.
Meanwhile, Kang is at the political meeting of the scholars. They talk about a scholar event. If they don’t attend a scholar event, it means that they don’t listen to people. This is a very important event, as a King, you should listen to what we say. The most important thing is that we need to grant your Kingship from China so you need to call the great King and get permission. Where is the great scholar? Kang says he has family issues so he didn’t come today. Then Kang starts talking about how Joseon is weak right now, he wants to make Joseon a strong Kings land right now.
After the meeting, the maid tells Kang that the wife is torturing JH. He sighs. The maid says you cannot torture high noble women without permission, it is not permitted. Kang takes off to the area.
JH is about to be waterboarded. NG says she won’t be able to breath and will die of suffocation, you know that? So tell me. She doesn’t tell her and passes out. Kang comes in at that moment and yells, what are you doing here!
He takes the wrapping off of JH’s face and she starts breathing right away. He commands them all to take JH inside and get a doctor for her! The torturer will be killed and he will find out who stopped the guard. Then he rails into NG, she wants to be Queen but she doesn’t know the law! NG speaks all her nonsense back. She asks why she isn’t the Queen yet. Kang says that he hasn’t decided if she is good enough to be Queen, so he hasn’t decided yet. He leaves and she seethes.
The son-guard and Hwi talk. they basically say that they need one more day for the ship. He will work in the palace and can help him from the inside. Hwi talks about him having a hard time. He tells him that he will hide in the temple until that day. Then he turns to look at the ocean.
NG and Kang talk to the Queen. NG mentions that JH has a grudge against them. The Queen basically thinks that JH has a grudge against them because there is a rumor that they killed Eun-sung. But NG and Kang try to sweet talk the Grand Queen. The Queen says to promote NG as the Queen quickly so there won’t be any more rumors around. Kang is angry about that and leaves.
Kang goes to see JH, she is laying on the floor in pain. He is also in pain as he looks at her, but he also wants to strangle her. But he can’t, because he loves her. Instead, he goes to the pond and looks at it. He tells his guard that he still wants to hold her in his arms. the guard basically thinks he is risking too much for her.
Hwi boards the boat to the mainland. he gets there and is in disguise as he looks at a posting in the city. They say that a robber became a King. Hwi goes to JH’s house and finds out that she is at the Palace right away after the prince died. A lot of people are at the house and throw rocks at them. The brother comes out and tells them all to go away. But he sees SG at the gate and talks to her.
She asks where JH is. The brother says that she went to the palace right away and became the wife of the King. No one accepts her and she didn’t want to be unmarried forever, that is why she went to the palace. SG curses the brother in Jurgen and leaves.
Inside, SU tells Ahn to stay home, he will go back and get her. Ahn is worried though and wants to find out if she is dead or alive. She is okay with all the people that mock them. She is okay so long as her family is okay. Appa thinks that they should have the report if she is his second wife or not. He will get the report from the palace. Ahn tells him to bring JH to her, please.
Meanwhile Hwi walks off ina daze after hearing that JH went to the palace. KT tries to talk to him about it, maybe she was forced to go to the palace. SG says to forget her, she is a betrayer, she only wants to be well as a woman. But Hwi says for them to not talk badyly about her. He is happy she didn’t kill herself, maybe she has her reasons.
JH is in all kinds of pain and probably has a fever as she lays on the cold hard Palace floor.
SU meets with the Grand Queen, he tells her that it is okay to have a disgrae to his family name, but the King is being mocked by people. Before a rumor spreads, please let me take my daughter home. The Queen lets him know that she will remove her soon. SU wants his daughter to live in a temple. The Queen says that this situation is all kinds of bad, JH only has two options, either kill herself or become a monk. She knows he doens’t want her to die, so she should be a monk.
Kang meets with NG and basically tells her that she didn’t listen to his order. That is enough to fire her from being Queen. JH is half dead already, her father will be angry which will create a huge issue, JH needs to leave the palace safely or it will be a big problem for everyone.
Hwi thanks the monk for taking a dead persons money. The monk says he isn’t helping Hwi because of the money, he just wants Joseon to be closer to Buddha and for Hwi to make Joseon a better country.
Inside, the son-guard meets with Hwi. Hwi thinks there is a reason JH is at the palace. Song-guard tells him that no one knows about her, but he will find out from the servants. They start to talk about who made the cue and blamed Eun-sung. Son-guard suspects YG because she is always around and being sent on errands. She is his person.
JH is sitting it. One of the maids asks JH how she feels, is she okay? She will prepare a carrier. JH has a request, can she see where Eun-sung used to stay? Can she just visit there? before she gets into the carrier. The maid says it will be difficult, but it looks like she will try and make it happen.
Meanwhile, son-guard meets with YG and talks about the cur members. he tells her that he needs to find the woman that asked them to do the cue. YG asks him why he is asking her. The son-guard says there is a mysterious woman who told the cue members that Eun-sung wanted it. YG tells him that he is saying something dangerous, do you think the sinner stays there? Son-guard laughs and says, of course.
Cut to YG talking with one of her gisaengs. they think about what just happened. This guard is the person who killed Eun-sung, but they don’t know what kind of person he is or what side he is on. Is he a greedy person to be promoted or did he just want revenge for his father or does he just want to shake up everything.
the son-guard leaves and tells Hwi that he things YG is the one, that bad woman. Hwi says that things can change, they need to get ahold of her and the lady will leave the palace. JH wanted to have her, but there isn’t permission from the Queen and the new Queen doesn’t’ like her so she will become a monk.
At the palace, the maid is able to get JH into Eun-sungs room. She looks around at all his painting supplies, paintings, scrolls, books, and just everything.
She sees the flower they drew together and starts crying.
Afterward, she walks out and sees NG. NG thinks this is good, she can pray for Eun-sung forever. JH says she will pray for a riteous world. The maid tells her that she should be more respectful to NG and not treat her as her friend anymore. JH tells her, are you happy that you have everything? NG says it is not comparable to her unhappiness. Remove the little lady.
They take JH and put her in the carrier. the guards escort her out. kang watches as she leaves.
Kang – Before she goes to the temple, you have to snatch her.
The carrier leaves the Palace and the trio of soldiers follows it. hwi also has a plan to snatch her. He gets his dagger and sword ready. KT looks at him and sighs.
KT – my prince, can you just…maybe it is better for her to become a monk, so long as she is there, no one can touch her. We can’t take care of her here and she can’t go back home, it is safer for her to stay there until you regain your name.
Hwi – I want to see her…I want to see her with my own eyes.
the guard goes to teh Temple and presents some money to them. He says that every month they will have that much money. But no one should know that she is there.
Cut to the trip following the carrier. it is dark now so it is easiery to hide. SG is also watching from afar right along with Hwi.
Hwi sees JH get out of the carrier and it is the most amazing sight for him. JH sighs and follows the monk inside. Hwi wants to run to her at that moment, but KT holds her back.
But then some other guards pull JH away and put her into another carrier. Hwi runs up and tells them not to touch the lady!
Everyone comes out and they all fight. The trio takes the carrier with KT. SG and Hwi fight everyone, but they don’t kill any of them. Then they run off to catch the carrier. Everyone smiles as Hwi runs up and then they excuse themselves so he can open the door.
Hwi takes a deep breath and opens the door. he sees her and puts out his hand for her to take it. She isnt’ looking at him and is defiant. But then it looks like she recognizes his hand. She takes it and gets out. She stands up and looks at Hwi. He removes his mask and they both look at each other stunned.
JH – Am I dead? Now, in a different world, I see you.
She hugs him and he hugs her. They stand like that for a moment as they just comfort each other in their hug. JH is teary and Hwi is a mixture of stunned and disbelief.