So excited to get this episode going! We have a baby on the way, but there are lot of people in the palace that do not want this baby to happen and are going to spread a dangerous rumor to help them keep their power. But that will lead our duo to more Touchy time, so….I’m all for it 😉
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KOREAN DRAMA RECAP
MR. QUEEN EP 17 KDRAMA – PART 1
The doctor bows to So Yong. She looks at him like her brain has left her body. The King tells her good job and starts happy crying. The maids scream CONGRATULATIONS and smile brightly. The Queen is still in disbelief.
The room swirls around her in excitement and dance but she is like a stone. She yells. EVERYONE STOP!
they all look at her. Angry tears are in her eyes. She pushes them all out of the room and throws a scarf at the Kings face. The King asks, why is she so angry? Choi says she isn’t angry, um, maybe she is happy?
The King wonders, is this some kind of pregnancy thing?
The Queen drops on her bed and thinks, this is not about my identity being in danger. My identity is gone. My soul is being destroyed. Will my life end like this?
She looks in the mirror.
Q – I told you I would not get married. And even if I accidentally got married, I would never have a baby! But now I have a baby! This is all nonsense! Pregnancy and giving birth shortens the life. It is like I am giving my life to the baby! My would I give my precious life to a kid whose face I do not even know! THE LAW OF NATURE IS ALL SCREWED UP! F* YOUUUUUUU! HOW CAN I BE PREGNANT!!!!
TITLE: PREGNANCY IS BEAUTIFUL
DAEBI AND HWA JIN
Hwa Jin bursts into Daebi’s prayer room and tells her that she forgerized Oh Won’s body. Did you think I would not recognize her! Daebi calmly says she did it for Hwa Jin to wake up and realize her true self that she didn’t even know. The Queen betrayed the Kim family. The Kim Family is working with us now. This is the best chance for you to be the Queen, concubine.
Hwa Jin tells her never to try and control her. She storms out.
Daebi mutters that birds that are domesticated…how long will they survive when they leave the cage.
QB gets the news that the Queen is pregnant.
Then we see a man hitting a drum announcing the arrival of the new baby coming.
Daebi hears the noise. The maid says this is the drum sound for a big celebration.
Hwa Jin hears it as well and turns to the noise.
Byong In hears it too and angrily goes into his room. He pulls out his sword and cuts a map of the palace in half. (or maybe it was a map of Hyangyang).
The queen’s father writes a note: my warehouse is all empty so my heart is empty. This emptiness, I cannot even fill it with food. How can I fill my heart when I even betrayed my family. Whyyyyy, Whyyyyy
Then one of his slaves comes in and tells him they have an urgent letter from the palace. The King asks if something happened to the Queen? The servant says, THE QUEEN IS PREGNANT! The father smiles and all the flowers blossom on the screen behind him.
The eunuch tells the King that he should try and find a way to make a woman happy. The King asks what he can do to make a woman happy. The Eunuch has no clue. The King thinks he needs to find a person to ask.
He goes to Hong. Hong tells him that he brought in a specialist to help him. then in wants Hwan. Hong tells The King that Hwan spend his entire day thinking about these things.
Cut to Hwan throwing water in Hong’s face. Hong is like, what the? Hwan says, she will be angry like that, then you tell her, I watered my flower. Hong sighs. The King says he will not survive like that.
Hwan says he has a sure way, make a funny face like this. (the King has already made this face before)
the King is horrified and says he despises himself since he had the same idea like him.
Hong apologizes but the King says this actually helped him. He shouldn’t find answers from outside, he should find the answers from inside since I know her the best.
QUEEN AND HONG YEON
Yeon is so happy that the Queen is pregnant, she happy cries as she massages the Queen. The Queen says she can go ahead and cry for her, *sniff* I would never make this choice for my life. She is super depressed.
Choi comes in and says now is not the time to have this type of crying happiness. You need to report to the elders and announce to them your pregnancy then get a blessing from them. The Queen does not want to do that since their relationship is broken. But Choi says you have to follow the proper rules or you will get in trouble.
However, the Queen Grandmother and Daebi show up to her right then. The maids wonder what they should do.
The two come in and the Queen lays down like she is amazingly sick. She is all laid out and says that she should have told them in person but ,as they can see, she is sick. They ask what the symptoms are. Choi says nausea and headache.
The Queen Grandmother says that is why she came in person. So Yong tries to stand but they tell her to sit and rest. They give her a red envelope. Daebi says she was so happy to hear it that she used a talisman for her. I wish our important baby will see the world
Q – (this looks like a cursed talisman)
Q – I don’t believe in this things.
DB – You will believe in things you never believed in when you have a baby. Like the mothers heart that will pray for anything. You are not scared of anything but now you will be scared of everything.
QG – Losing the baby is because of the mother. I made a medicine to prevent a miscarriage. You have to take it everyday. If anything happens to the royal baby, it is your fault. You will be blamed for it all. So behave yourself for your baby inside you.
Q – (Ugh, I am going to throw up. They are threatening me.)
She signals for a bowl to throw up in and actually does throw up.
Q – Thank you so much.
BYONG IN AND HWA JIN
Byong In goes to see Hwa Jin. She says she is fine. She can’t congratulate the King and Queen so she will go her own way. She is here to support the King. The only thing I can do for him is to aid in his mental support. When I see the Queen, I don’t think that is the answer.
She thinks about Daebi telling her that this is the best time for her to become the Queen. (If she has the prince).
Hwa Jin goes to meet with the Cho Politician. He thinks it is Daebi at first and asks what the occasion is. She tells him that she heard he worked with the Kim family now. He says that was a family decision. Hwa Jin tells him not to talk about the family for this. Do you want to still be the head minister? You should behave better, otherwise all the family elders, including my father, will show their will.
She glares at him.
QUEEN AND MAIDS
The Queens father sent a lot of gifts to his daughter for the baby. Hong Yeon says this is not all, there are a lot of things in the hallway as well. They both smile.
So Yong says this makes her feel even more strange. Choi says she will light the candle. So Yong tells her the candle does not work, my lie is all darkness.
Cut to several men carrying torches and running to a politicians house. They tie up the yangbans and mayors of a town and leave a note saying that they are all corrupt. It looks like the main person is a former Royal guard that the King sent out to spread the seeds.
Byong in and his best friend talk about what happened to the mayor. They did not kill the mayor, they killed the people that served the mayor. Byong in thinks they are trying to show that they are still loyal to the palace (since they didn’t kill the mayor).
Byong In says this is a problem because they do not have a big reason to send a big military force since it is not exactly a coup attempt. The friend asks if Byong In found the East Study cult password in the palace?
We see a flashback of Byong In looking at So Yong’s book.
The friend says that if they have this East Study group in the palace then that is a big problem. What if they spread uncontrollably in the palace? Byong In tells him to just do his job.
QUEEN AND MAIDS
The Maids present a book that is all about pregnancy education. The Queen groans and rolls her eyes.
Her maids start to show her everything she needs to do. Like the proper positions for sleeping and getting foot massages but no laughing and not a lot of emotion and don’t talk too much and don’t eat new foods. (they cut her ramen)
The Queen throws her silverware on the table and argues with how this is her body! But then she mutters that this isn’t her body. But she has to adjust this herself! You said you would not knitpick me anymore!
Choi tells her this is all for the baby.
Q – i am not a human incubator machine! What about the father! Am I the only one doing this! Where is Chol Jong!
Choi – [talks about all the things the father has to do in the book and how he shares the education so she and the King will spend the night together tonight]
Q – What, I start my day with baby education and end my day with baby education? My life does not exist anymore already?
She starts to cry pitifully.
EVIL EUNUCH AND JWA GUN
The evil eunuch tells Jwa Gun that there is no contact between the kQueen and Byong In. The father thinks, after getting dumped like that, and now that the Queen is pregnant, he shouldn’t have anywhere to put his heart. Poor guy.
He goes to see Byong In.
JG – Do you eat?
BI – Goodbye
JG – You should sleep at home. You don’t look too healthy.
He walks off.
QUEEN AND MAIDS
The Queen sneaks into the kitchen and says that stress is the root of all disease so it is not healthy, I will just have one spoonful. She opens up the alcohol but there is none left. She calls the head chef and asks where her drink is.
he comes out and says he threw it away since it went bad.
But the Queen hears a hiccup. She turns around the corner and sees Choi super happy drunk. She is trying to maintain her dignity but is failing horribly.
Q – You said you lost your smile a long time ago
Choi – I found it again
Q – I lost my drink and you gained your smile. Is this a coincidence? Tell me, you have enjoyed it! You are getting your revenge on me!
She shakes her. Choi says she shouldn’t shake her.
The chef comes back (the Queen had pushed him out of the way) and says she should talk not shake! the Queen cries and crumbles to the ground and says MY DRIIIIINK MY DRINNNNNK. The maids start to cry as well, the chef chuckles and then cries.
KING AND QUEEN
On the way out, the King meets the Queen on a While Horse. He says she still looks angry so lets ride a horse together. Choi drunkenly says she can’t, she has a baby inside! But this makes the Queen want to ride a horse even more. She hops on and takes off. The maids try to run after her but can’t keep up.
The King and Queen ride off together. A modern playful song plays.
Cut to them walking along a path outside the palace. She asks where they are. He says h always wanted to give her something she wanted and likes but could not get in the palace.
Q – A drinking party!
K – No, freedom.
Her face falls.
K – You don’t like it?
Q – you could have told me that you wanted fresh air. Why are you saying this is grandly?
K – We came to our Royal vacation home for some fresh air. if you don’t like it then lets go back.
Q – Well, you mean this isa vacation home? That is good. I feel like a chaebol’s son is hitting on me. Okay, we are already here so lets look around.
They keep walking around.
Q – Ah, the King is pretty cool. You have a vacation home this nice and a garden.
K – I was wondering all night why you are so angry. To women in the palace, pregnancy is a blessing so why does it make you so angry
Q – Do you know the reason?
K – No, I can’t come up with any idea. So, I just accepted it without understanding it. It could be a blessing for others but not a blessing for you Queen. You are just that kind of person.
Q – Hey, your Queen dictionary wasn’t a wasted effort.
She looks around. H lightly touches her hand and then holds it and interlocks his fingers with hers.
Q – What are you doing, this is awkward
K – Queen…
he pulls her closer to him. She holds his hand to her face happily. The King says tiger noise which makes her pop away. He chuckles and asks what it means to be ALL in?
Q – Did I say that?
K – You said that at the market when we were gambling
Q – Ah, okay, all in means that you do a stupid thing where you put all the fragile eggs in one basket.
K – Eggs?
Q – Yes, I did that stupid thing. It is my prime time, but now I have this pregnancy
K – Don’t worry Queen. I am going to take out the rotten part of Joseon for the baby that will inherit the country.
Q – (Okay, if the baby becomes the King and inherits the country then I will become the one with the highest power….)
The music kicks in. She looks up victoriously. In the Sky it spells SOON WON’S WORLD the Queen Grandmother’s name is kicked out and it becomes SO WON’S WORLD.
Q – Why didn’t I think about that!
K – What?
Q – Baby! COME UNDER THE SKY! EVERYTHING UNDER THE SKY IS YOURS!
She hugs herself and tells him, lets go, I will do proper baby care from now on.
K – Really? Real baby education
Q – I am going to teach this baby how to win because this baby will live in this war zone like palace. Lets crank it!
K – We just got here…sigh, even if I write a hundred Queen dictionaries, I will still not understand her. WAIT FOR ME!
Q – COME ON!