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KOREAN DRAMA RECAP
MR. QUEEN EP 20 KDRAMA – PART 2
The grandmother Queen sits in her room and mutters that she did not expect that Chol Jong was a real man, but he is more than a real man.
Her maid comes running in yelling your highness! She tells her that there is a King’s order to put her in the west building. The Grandmother Queen yells, how dare they put me in the west building!
She angrily stands and starts to march out but she cannot open the door. The maid says she can’t get it open. On the outside, we see all the other maids holding the door closed. The Grandmother Queen yells, open the door now!
Then the Queen is announced.
So Yong comes walking up dignified in her Queen clothing and with her maids behind her. She tells them to open the door and sounds ever bit the Queen.
They go inside. The Grandmother Queen, says, I heard that you were in critical condition.
Q – All because of you. You cannot go.
G – I am going, do I have to report it?
Q – I decided to move you to the west building. Until that point, you should stay here and cannot leave the building.
G – How dare you! You are jailing me? What the f?
She tries to leave. She is stopped. She tells them to go away. They don’t let her thorough.
Q – Queen Grandmother, if you want to die, you must die in your room.
G – Maid!
The maid is pushed away by the other maid wall.
Q – Your world has ended. I am the owner of the palace internal affairs.
G – I AM THE ONE! IT IS MINE!
Q – Everything will change. Especially the rules and manners you created.
G – THIS IS TRADITION FOR 100, 1000 YEARS. DO YOU THINK IT WILL JUST COLLAPSE RIGHT AWAY
Q – It has already collapsed. the Change you were so afraid of has already started.
The Queen leaves and walks out with dignity. But she she curses in current terms like she is Bong Hwan again. But then she covers her voice and asks, what did I just say?
She looks at her maids. Choi repeats what she said.
Q – maybe my hidden self has woken up? This happiness and super *curses*. Oh, it feels so good.
She covers her mouth and then starts to super curse and yell but she is doing it in a very girly way now.
Yang Pyung goes into Daebi’s room with Hong and other blue guards. He reads a declaration that talks about all her rumors that she spread about the royal baby and spreading rumors and ruining the dignity of the palace. She is also going to the west building.
Daebi denies it all. yang Pyung asks if that is true?
Daebi looks at her painting of the previous King and says with his honor, i have never done it.
Hong tells someone to come in. The spy maid comes in.
Cut to the politics room. All the bad ministers are sentenced due to the coup letter. They are all in white and are bowing in front of the throne. They all become slaves. They say that they were threatened, they should not do it. They did not commit a coup. Byong In threatened them.
They all say that they just stupidly believed that they were killed by the East Study Group.
K – Did you? Then I will tell you the other sins. In Joseon, whoever is the richest is a sinner. Do you have anyone that is hungry? You made yourself fat with the blood of others. You did not help them and tried to crush them…
He keeps talking about all the bad things they did and how people suffered because of how corrupt they all were. Their life was hell, they could not even plan for their future! You have so many sins! Whoever says you are not guilty, then come forward! You all are only thieves.
They have to walk the streets. All the towns people throw rotten food at them. Jwa Gun gets poop water thrown on him. It looks so gross.
Meanwhile, the Grandmother is in her room packing. Her maid cleans her gems. The maid says that even though she wont see anyone in the other building…
The Grandmother Queen tells her that the reason she kept her next to her is because she said things without thinking. It is because you won’t have any other plans. Yes, there are many ways that people live. The maid asks, why aren’t you angry as you always are?
The Queen grandmother tells her that she still doesn’t know what is going on. I am not crying so you shouldn’t cry either.
The maid cries for her.
Elsewhere, Daebi prays at her throne for the last time. She tells the image of her King that staying alive is winning. I am a winner. She starts to wail.
BYONG IN’S TOMB
So Yong visits Byong In’s tomb. She remembers what he said on the cliff. If there is a memory of So Yong, that means So Yong is inside you.
At his grave, she lays flowers and whispers, brother, you found me hiding inside. You found me again. She cries over his grave. her maids stand behind her.
The Queen walks by the river, she is more pregnant now. Some maids are at the lake and apologize to her for something. She tells them it is good to hear them laughing. Choi and Yeon tell her that she changed a lot.
So Yong says she wasn’t like herself before. Being the Queen was too much of an event, so I changed as a person. Choi says she is also different than she was before she got married.
SY – Back then, I thought my only choice was death. But…
She walks to the stone and sees Bong-hwan’s carving in it. She runs her hands over it and mutters, Ii wonder if you went back okay. She closes her eyes and then we hear her father yell to her.
She happily stands to great him. He is holding so many gifts and tells her not to come this way, I will come to you! He accidentally drops everything then they both ask how their health is. They laugh.
She asks if he has been fine? He says yes, because of you I am fine. During the last coup with the citizen soldiers, the nobles were scared, but the towns people protected my house because I was the one that opened my warehouse and helped all the people. I just followed what you said. he is a bit embarrassed about it.
She tells him that he can follow those good deeds from now on. He says yes, I need to be a proud grandfather for the baby King. She says he kicked. The father yells, already? MY GRANDSON IS A GENIUS.
They both laugh.
The chef cooks something in the kitchen with Choi standing close by watching him. She asks what he is making. He says he is making the ramen that the Queen made. She asks to have ramen with him.
He saunters over to her and says it will be done soon. Then smiles suggestively. She smiles as well.
Hong is working in his office. Hwan comes in to chat with him. He says, with what I did for this event, the King wanted to give me a position. Hong says, but I kept the same position…did you ask to be the Prime Minister?
Hwan puts on glasses that look like Dwaine Waynes glasses.
Hong asks what those ugly glasses are. Hwan tells him these are new cultural glasses, I am applying to be an ambassador. For people like me, Joseon is too small.
Hong puts the glasses on his face and tells Hwan, congratulations that you don’t gamble anymore. Hwan asks, what about me becoming an ambassador? Hong says it is nothing to congratulate since you will walk a lot.
Hwan says, by the way, I still can’t believe that [my friend] is the Queen. Hong says, I still can’t believe that you didn’t know.
The King comes in and says, ah, you are here. Hwan says, it is n ice to see you Jong Chul (lol, instead of Chol Jong). But then he realizes that if Lee Sang Man is the Queen then that means that you are…..a woman?
The King was about to smile but his smile falls. Hong tells Hwan that he really has a good feel for people.
The King asks if he has a government position now? Hwan tells him that the King gave it to him. They roll their eyes in amazement.
Hwa Jin speaks to a little girl in the street. yang Pyung is there watching her. She goes up to talk to him and asks if he came from the palace to do something. he says he just came. But he falls with a leg cramp. She laughs and asks if he is doing fine?
he says yes, the King is fine. She says no, I want to know if you are doing fine, Yang Pyung? he says…well, I am…then he smiles.
KING AND FRIENDS
The King sits with Hong and Yang Pyung to talk about the anti corruption department. They are super stable right now. Hong complains that he is so busy because of that. Yang Pyung smiles and asks what is next?
K – I will give power to each citizen. If they all come together, then they will have more power than me. So no corrupt people can have power. I think that will be the end of this difficult and surprising journey.
H – It sounds like we will just be busier. Let’s go home.
He stands to leave. Yang Pyung is looking at a document. Hong tells him he will see the same thing tomorrow, let’s just do it tomorrow.
The King tells him he should at least organize things. Yang Pyung smiles and heads out, he tells the King he should rest also. The King says they should at least straighten up. But he sighs and starts to straighten up himself.
He sees the Queen’s Dictionary that he made. He wonders if he missed something (or lost something) he thinks that sometimes his heart is….
In the future, Bong-hwan looks at the book and thinks that Chol Jong did it! But then he looks at the picture of Chol Jong and sees that he was drawn with crossed eyes. It says he was the best King. He remembers when the King made his eyes go crossed to make him laugh.
Bong-hwan starts to chuckle and tear up at the same time.
But then the police come in so he has to run again. he thinks he has to find Han first. Or maybe he needs to break the news in the media will be faster!
he starts to run away. They ask, why are you running away! You did a good thing!
He stops, Good thing?
BW – Why are you watching someone that did a good thing?
Cop – We aren’t watching you, we are protecting a whistle blower.
BW – huh?
Cop – You fixed the CCTV secretly
BW – me?
Then we see a flashback of him about to make out with a woman in the kitchen storage room. She asked him if he was taking care of the CCTV. he looked at it and said it is suspicious that it keeps breaking. He has to catch the thief.
On the balcony, the bad guys ask him why he did that? It isn’t like you.
he says, why don’t you tell me quicker? I already made trouble. Unlike me, I spread CCTV footage everywhere.
They think he is lying. Bong-hwan chuckles and says that the Jang Bong-hwan he knows is not a righteous man. You need to make a deal with me first before spreading it to the media.
BW – yes, I am that kind of person. But I am changed.
Man – Why?
BW – I don’t know, I just wanted to do it.
The bad guy starts to try and choke Bong-hwan and he ends up getting pushed off the balcony. He falls and falls and falls into the pool.
SO it is a different memory that came back.
In the bookstore, he thinks that Chol Jong was successful with changing his fate and I am also changed. But why is Han still there?
he goes to a computer in the bookstore and looks up history. He wonders if the entire world didn’t change, only he and Chol Jong changed?
he starts to look up information of Chol Jong. Chol Jong is the best King and on the side of the people and is an exemplary revolutionary King and the Queen is a wonderful person as well and they opened Korea to the west. The King made Korea the base of Eastern Asian democracy. he was the first in Asian countries to do that.
Han is arrested and his corruption is on the news for all to see on the jumbotron.
Bong looks at it in his sharp suit.
Bong – Even though history changes, corrupt people are still around. But, a good world is not one that does not get rotten. It is a world that can cut the rotten part out. A world that tries hard to change their own fate which makes the world also change. Like me and Chol Jong.
he smiles and looks at the 21st century driving by in front of him.
Back in Joseon era. The King sit at his throne reading. His eunuch asks if he can’t focus because he was reading upside down. The King says he can’t focus because he misses the Queen. But then he says no, he will go see her and then get back to focussing on work.
he gets up to see her.
The Queen is in her room. She tells someone that she is going to allow the women in the palace to get married if they are over 18. Choi and Yeon are happy about this. The Queen says that no child under 10 can join the palace. Also…
Choi asks what is the next declaration your highness?
The Queen had spaced out for a moment. Choi tells her that she can’t focus today. Yeon says she just saw the King…
So Yong says it isn’t her, its the baby.
They think she should see the King first for baby education. She says, that’s what I’m talking about.
The King sees that the King is not there, the Queen sees that the King is not there. They both realize that they are both trying to see each other which makes them happy.
So they turn to try and go find each other. But they miss each other again.
The King asks, what? We missed each other again? Are we playing hide and seek now?
The Queen thinks, if this is the case….
She goes to the lake. The King also goes to the lake.
K – Finally we met
Q – Yes, we missed each other so many times
K – Those little moments were so long
He gives her a hug. Everyone is happy. She hugs him as well.
The King gives the help a look and they happily turn around.
K – But, why are you using Jongdaemal to me? Are you going to surprised me again?
She giggles and they both look at each other happily. The camera scrolls around them and the lake and flies away.
Oh my gosh, I loved this ending so much! I loved how everything was wrapped up and gave everyone a happy ending. I did nto think that So Yong would still be inside almost like she is in the sunken place, but it makes perfect sense that she was still in there! I feel like Bong Hwan going back to the present times is a happy ending for him. He can become a playboy again. So Yong going back inside her body and living the life of a Queen inside the palace and getting to have a family is a happy ending for her and even the maids can have a happy life and get married now.
Yang Pyung is dating the concubine, Hwan gets to wine and dine with people all the time which is what he was good at, Hong is a secret agent which is what he was before, lol, but now he has a lot of power and prestige behind him.
Plus, all the evil people were destroyed in the end which, right now, is an extra extra wonderful delight to see considering the current climate in the US. I love Bong-hwan’s monologue at the very end of saying that they can’t stop the fruit/world from getting rotten, but they can cut that part out and keep going and trying hard to do better. Such wonderful words to hear!
I just loved this ending so much and am so happy that this team pulled it all together! Definitely a show to recommend.
Today is a magical day, it’s snowing here, Mr. Queen had a great finale episode, and it’s Valentines Day. What more could a drama watcher want?
Now let’s all gush about it at the Kdrama Clubhouse today! I want to read about if everyone loved it as much as I did. 😊