Did that explosion catch anyone else off guard?! That was so unexpected I actually gasped. Which is why I love this show, they are constantly keeping us on our toes as to what will happen next and they are doing it in a believable way. I feel like this episode will show the Queen and King getting close to one another and, from the preview, we know that the Queen will gain back even more memories. I am excited to find out how that informs her actions in the palace!
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KOREAN DRAMA RECAP
MR. QUEEN EP 13 KDRAMA – PART 1
The King flips over after hitting the ground after the explosion. He looks around and tries to stand. Everyone is looking at him. He reaches a hand out to the Queen and then collapses.
VO – It is a miracle that we have tomorrow
The Queen runs to him but Byong-in stops her and says they can have another explosion at any moment. Everyone moves to protect the King and their nobles. The Grandmother Queen looks alarmed and leaves.
The Queen wants to stay with him but her father pulls her away and says he will tell her the details later. Now is the time to stay low.
The King is pulled away.
VO – But, when we don’t have tomorrow anymore. We realize how dumb we were after losing it.
TITLE: NO TOMORROW
Night falls o the palace. Everyone is checked before being let off the palace grounds. Byong-in tells the police that someone tried to assassinate the King so we need to check everyone.
The Grandmother Queen pulls her brother to the side and asks if this is what he planned? How are you going to handle this! This is not a time to be calm! The King had an assassination attempt in front of everyone!
Jwa Gun says that everyone will think that I tried to assassinate the King. I will take care of it.
Meanwhile, Daebi and Hwa Jin pray together to save the King.
In a flashback, Daebi meets with the Choi family politician and mutters that she did not think they would do this much? How can they try and kill the King. Daebi wonders what will happen if he does not wake up? We can’t do anything with only the concubine.
In the present, she tells Hwa Jin to rest. If she keeps praying like this then she will pass out. Hwa Jin says that she will get her revenge on the person that did this to the King. Daebi tells her that the palace and those people make them this bad.
The Queen is in her room thinking about a happy moment with her and the King. he remembers when he gave her the jade hairpiece. Choi comes in and tells her that the head of the police has come. Byong In comes in and tells her how the King is doing. He is with the doctor and Yang Pyung.
The Queen says she should go, they will let me in, I am the wife. She starts to leave but he pulls her back into an embrace and she has a memory come back of them kissing. He tells her, don’t go, he tried to kill you. Even if I kill him that won’t satisfy me.
She pushes him away and backs away slowly. She tells him that she wants to be alone. He leaves. She gasps a few breaths.
The King is wrapped in bandages all around. the doctor and nurses are treating his wounds. Yang Pyung is looking on concernedly.
In another room, Jwa Gun asks one of his politicians if everything is okay? The politician says it should be.
Outside, we see that the guards on the Kings side are being tortured. The guards keep saying that they would risk their lives for the King. They aren’t the ones that tried to kill him. Your father should be the one behind our arrest. Your father Kim Jwa Gun.
Byong n tells him that he is smart. Then someone tells Jwa Gun that they found it.
Byong In talks to one of the police. He tells him that the sand was not sand but gun powder like you suspected. How did you know? He remembers talking with Jwa Gun. Byong In told him that the guards are not speaking. Jwa Gun says they have to execute the criminals quickly so find out who is behind it all. He leaves.
Byong In tells his officer that they have to find out who did this.
Outside, Jwa Gun meets with Mun-geun. Meun-geun apologetically tells him that he only wrote a few things in the book. Jwa Gun is upset because he does not know where the book is. Mun-geum thought that Jwa Gun had it. He says he will do whatever Jwa Gun says. I will hang myself!
he makes a makeshift noose and starts to hang himself pathetically. Jwa Gun walks off annoyed.
The King wakes up where he is and asks Yang Pyung why it is so noisy? I have such a headache because it is so noisy. Yang pyung and the doctor look at him as if they dont know what to do.
In her room, the QUeen thinks about Byong In and Jwa Gun and what happened at the festival. She thinks that the entire Kim family might be behind this. Who did this if it wasn’t them?
Yeon comes in and tells her that the King is awake. She quickly gets up to go to his side.
But the King is sleeping by the time she gets there. she asks the doctor and the doctor says he just went to sleep again so she sits by his side and asks why there are so many bandages. He looks even more sick.
The doctor says he lost his hearing with the explosion. She asks, is it forever? He says they have to wait and see.
Hwa Jun comes in as well and asks the men to leave the room. She sits next to the Queen and they both look at the King. Hwa Jin asks her if she denies that this is not by the Kim family. You told me that you would lose someone close to you. I do not have anyone more important in my life so please stop.
The Queen leaves. But she has one last look at the King before she goes. Hwa Jin tells the King that everything is okay now.
Hwa Jin starts to care for the King. He starts to wake up a bit. She says she will wet his mouth. But then she sees the King’s dictionary of the Queen’s terms.
QUEEN AND HWA GUN
the Queen goes back to her quarters. Jwa Gun is there. He says he is there to comfort her and he also has a question. Your father lost something important, do you know anything about it? She thinks back to the King being in the well.
Jwa gun tells her that she knows something. Do you remember that I said that we don’t have a weakness. If anything happens then I will cut it out. One last question, do you know anything?
She tells him that when she was at her house she rescued the King that was passed out in the well. Perhaps that is what happened. Jwa Gun tells her that he suggested one thing to her. To take care of her husband. Can you accept my suggestion now?
The Queen asks what she gets now? he asks what she wants. The Queen says she wants her safety.
In the King’s chambers, Hwa Gun reads the dictionary of Queen’s terms when Yang Pyung comes in and tells her it is time to leave. She drops the dictionary on the floor and leaves. yang Pyung looks at it.
At the lake, The Queen looks at what she wrote and scratches it out. Then she throws a rock in the lake. She tells the lake, Chol-jong I am sorry. For me, the winning side is my side. She looks at her reflection and tells So-yong that she already gave up her life. So I will have a happy life alone. To do that, I need to know what happened that night.
She jumps in to the lake which becomes bottomless and waits with her eyes closed. When she opens her eyes she sees So-Yong in front of her.
Then she starts to remember everything like the memories are rewinding. She told Hwa Jin that she will lose something important. She told the King that he should like her. She told Byong In that everything is a lie. The Grandmother Queen asked her if she thinks she is here by herself. Jwa Gun tells her tomorrow she will be Queen.
Jwa Gun tells her that she will be Queen tomorrow so tell him everything that the King does. She asks, are you asking me to spy on the King? He says it is not spying. She will just take care of him. She says she does not want to.
he tells her that she wants to have the King and be Queen. If you want them both then you need to follow what I say. Just like before when you told us that the King was trapped in the well. If you do not fulfill your role then we do not need the King anymore. When he is not useful then he will be abandoned.
The Queen says she will not let the King be harmed. Jwa Gun asks what she will do? DO you think the Queen has big power? The Queen is only a well that makes the next prince. Even if you become the next Queen, do you think you have any power as a woman?
The Queen opens her eyes again in the water. So-yong is floating to the bottom like she is dead. The Queen swims back to the top. She pulls herself out and thinks that this is not just about what Kim Jwa Gun said. With that short moment in the palace, I know enough about the truth. The entire palace killed Kim So-Yong.
Her father comes walking around with a lantern and sees her all soaking wet. He asks why she is out here so wet? Did you jump into the lake again? Why do you keep doing this? You should be more alert in this situation. Why did I witness all those dirty things, who did I do that for!
The Queen says he did that to have all the money and fill his warehouse. You sold your only daughter for your greediness. Why did you always tell me that I should be Queen and be a proud daughter? Why did you tell me that I can do anything when I become Queen. When I was struggling with the guiltiness of my mom’s death. Why did you tell me about your dream? Do you know why I jumped into the lake? Because I thought everything in my life was all lies. My dream wasn’t even my own dream. I failed at everything. That is why I abandoned myself. When you realize your dream, I lost the most important person in my life. Myself. You are the one that pushed me into the lake!
She walks past him. He drops his lantern.
The Queen kind of feels bad as she is walking back and says that for kids the parents are the easiest target. She sees Byong In’s office and goes inside. He is at his desk looking at the gun powder and quickly stands to cover her with a blanket.
She tells him that she knows he will do anything for her. She knows because she got her memories back. Don’t do anything anymore if you care about me. Do not do anything anymore. Do not call my name anymore. I am only the Queen that you serve as the head of the police.
She turns and leaves. The cover he put on her drops to the ground.
She goes to the King and looks at the King’s dictionary of her terms. A lovely song starts to play. She looks at Chol-jong and kneels in front of him.
Q – i am telling you the truth because you can’t hear anymore. Because cowards live long like me. I am going to betray you. I decided to choose the way I will survive. So you do not die. Wake up as if nothing happens and get betrayed by me.