This is part 2 of our live recap for Mr. Queen!
Caution: Be wary of typos
How to Watch: Viki
How we do this: This live recap will be in two parts and we segment each post around every 10 minutes. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later depending on the scene. There will be typos which we have fantasies of fixing once the episode finishes airing. Also, if there is a preview then we will try and translate it. Look for that at the bottom or on a separate post!
KOREAN DRAMA RECAP
MR. QUEEN EP 9 KDRAMA – PART 2
The Queen walks around the market with the King following. She thinks something looks good and walks to a back alley. The King hops in after her and tells her that she should not walk in a back alley with these expensive clothes. You could be targeted.
She asks, what? Then a man comes out who looks like a thug. The King tells the man to leave because he does not want to hurt him.
The man chuckles and says he isn’t the only one with a lost soul. Some more thugs come out. The King tells the Queen not to worry, I will protect you. I am your anti-fan. But when he looks back, the Queen is already gone. She has run away! lol.
The Queen runs back to the market and thinks that she needs to only go to sunny places from now on. Please take care of that Chul-jong. But then she wonders, what if something happens to him? Will history change?
She runs back and yells, I am in the special forces! She holds her shoes up to fight. But Chol jong is on the ground. She looks at him and asks, Chol-jong, are you dead? I don’t know how to get home!
The king comes out of a door and says, hey, precious person.
The Queen looks instantly like a secret agent and throws her show like a knife. He catches it easily. It looks like he changed into more modest clothing.
K – I thought you came back because of me, but you came back because you don’t know how to go home?
Q – Where are those thugs!
K – They ran away and followed a guy with even more expensive clothes. Son’t worry, I will protect you. I am your anti fan, Queen.
Cut back to the King in the alley with the thugs. The thugs told him that he shouldn’t turn his back to them. You do not have a sense of danger. He starts to inspect his clothing. The King flips out of his clothing and gets the man by the back of his neck. He tells him, you should not show your neck to someone. Then twists his neck.
The man falls on the ground. He looks dead. The men look on scared.
K – I did not kill him. But I will kill whoever else comes up.
The men all run away.
The man is on the ground kind of foaming from the mouth?
In the present, the Queen asks what happened to this guy? The King tells her he is there because he was drunk. She tells him that he lucky and puts her shoes on.
Q – What happened to your clothes?
K – being undercover in a yangban house has limitations. What are you doing?
Q – i want to buy somethings but I did not bring any money.
K – SO you are robbing a robber? Hey, yo shouldn’t take everything.
The King leaves a coin for the robber. She also gives him one and they run off.
Jwa Gun stands over his hired killer who is having withdrawals symptoms. The man tells Jwa Gun that the person he fought had great martial arts skills so they should have what you want since they put a man like that inside the house. Jwa Gun asks, if you see his face again, do you think you will remember him? He says yes and asks for his medicine.
Jwa Gun throws it on the ground for him and tells him, I told you, if you fail then I will not give you any more drugs. How will you pay for this? The man says he will accomplish it with his life on the line.
In the market, a man tries to sell the Queen a vase from the Goryeo Dynasty. The King tells her it is fake. Though you can use it for self defense.
She goes to a market man playing the con game where you pick the cup that has something under it. She follows the cups are they are mixed and goes all in on it. The King tells her that she put too much money is. She tells him it is capitalism.
He pulls her away. It turns out that she did not win though she does not know it. The King tells the Queen that people like that have their groups. The people watching are usually in on it. She chides him and says that he is king since he was young, but he knows the street well. You denied it so much.
He stops walking and tells her that is because it is my weakness. My family that is involved in a coup and that Gangway island boy, they are all my weaknesses haunting me.
Q – Did you have a dream that you were getting chewed up by all those politicians.
K – Real nightmares are not the ones you have while you are sleeping. The real scary nightmare is…
Q – Why are you stopping?
K – I forgot what I wanted to say. But I actually keep wondering about you. Why are you hiding what happened last night. I was about to hurt you.
Q – Ah, that, I did not want to get involved with it. As much as possible, I just want to pass by all those things happening.
They keep walking.
Hong is relaxing in his office after a hard day. He thinks that good days should come quickly so he can be lazy. Saving the country is not my thing.
Yang Pyung comes in. Hong says he should great him standing but he slept on that cold mountain so my body hurts. It almost turned my handsome face like this. He twists his face a bit.
Yang Pyung asks if he is done complaining and bragging. Hong tells him he has a second an third verse but it seems as if you are busy so I’ll stop here. What’s up?
Yang Pyung gives him a drawing of a mask. Hong goes to the city in disguise and enters a mask shop.
Hong – I heard you are very good at masks.
Man – Pick one over there
Hong – Not these common ones, but I want to see something special to china.
Man – Special?
All the kitchen people are relaxing. The eunuch comes running up and asks the chef if he can make a nighttime snack for the Queen grandmother? She wants one.
The chef tells him that he spent thirty years in this kitchen and has been the head chef for the last fifteen. He should be better than the Queen, not worse than the queen.
he starts to try and make the same milk based food that the Queen made. he dos not like the outcome and makes it again and again. Hours upon hours pass.
Finally he has used up all the milk in Seoul. The eunuch is super tired and angry and tells the chef, you can’t even cook! He pushes him and leaves.
OUTSIDE THE PALACE
The Queen is back in her family house. She complains to Yeon that she is getting all mixed up inside this body. She can’t even keep straight if she is Kim So-yong or Jang Bong.
Yeon tells her, of course, your memory is back so you are confused. The Queen says what she hates the most is that she is getting used to this body. A skirt is more comfortable to me now.
But then she moans in pain. Yeon tells her, you must have your period. I will prepare the period items. Bong mutters, I….have a period? he falls on the ground.
The Queen grandmother yells to her maid to ask why the Queen is not back yet. She tells her to send a letter in the morning. Then thinks that getting old is a sin and grumbles that she is so hungry.
Meanwhile, Hong tries to take off his fake mustache disguise. It looks really painful when he rips it off. Hwan knocks on his door and asks to come inside. he looks so sad. Hong asks what happened to him in only two days? What’s the problem?
Hwan tells him that he has a big big problem. He dos not know to follow family or love. That is the problem. He starts to whine. Hong gives him a hug and pat on the back.
DAEBI AND QUEEN GRANDMOTHER
Daebi meets with the Queen Grandmother. The Queen grandmother asks her if she thinks she has nothing to do with the previous Kings death? Daebi does no want to talk about the dead. The Queen Grandmother tells her that she needs to know about herself so that she does not make the same mistake again and then asks Daebi if she can take off her socks for her since she is so tired.
Daebi takes off the Queen Grandmothers socks. The Queen Grandmother tells her that soon that last day will come for her mercy.
JWA GUN’S HOUSE
Jwa Gun tells Byong In that he heard he attacked the royal guards today. BI says they looked suspicious so he wanted to find evidence first and then approach Jwa Gun with it. JG says he knows that a good amount of them are suspicious. Do you think I just leave them along because I don’t know?
What do you think they will do if you poke around? They will hide even deeper and become sneakier and more unseen. What I can see is not a threat. I have to make them think that they are hiding well, then we can kill them right away when they make trouble.
Byong In apologizes. Jwa Gun asks if he thinks he put the King in his position because he is not good enough? I put him there because I put that fear in him with my own hands. It is easy to control someone who knows fear. If the highest power fears me then my power is greater than him.
Byong In tells him that he will consult him first whenever he wants to do something for the King. JG tells him to rest. But he looks at hm walking away.
that night, the King looks at the well. But he looks scared to go inside. He looks up at the sky and we see a flashback of a man getting killed. It is the same one we’ve seen before.
A woman ran away with him to the well, she looks like his mother. She told him that they would never imagine him hiding in this well. I will be back soon to get you. Do not come out until then. The little king asked about his brother and her. She told him that he is the one that needs to survive. If you die then I will die anyway. Hurry!
They both look inside the well. He slowly climbs inside. he looks a this mother, she tells him to hurry so he climbs slowly to the bottom and looks up at her at the top.
In the present, the adult King climbs to the bottom of the well. He lights a match and looks around. But then the top of the well is closed again. He starts having a hard time breathing. But he tells himself that this is not real, just hallucinations. he wants to find the book, but it is not here.
He thinks he might not have seen it right. He turns around and a dead bloody ghost is behind him. The ghost yells that he can’t close his eyes because he was wrongly accused. The King covers his ears and starts to breath hard.
In the palace, Hwa-jin thinks back to when she was a kid. A little girl taps her on the shoulder and says, Kim So Yong! But it isn’t So Yong, it is Hwa Jin. They mention that dressing like So Yong won’t make her the same as So Yong.
The other girl also says that they are kind of the same since they both do not have moms.
Cut to So Yong reciting the book she is holding. She has the entire thing memorized. She is sitting with Hwa Jin. Hwa Jin asks her why she still holds the book when she has it memorized. So Yong tells her that she does this when she misses her mother on her memorial day.
Hwa Jin says she found a way to see her mother. If I die then I can see her. She smiles. So Yong runs off back to her house.
In the present, The King wakes up. He sees young So-yong looking at him. She poured some water on his face and asks if he was there to die? She is there to die.
He sat up and says he is more afraid of surviving after everyone else has died. She tells him that they can die together. They sit quietly in the well and it looks like they are going to try and triangle each other? But they fail and start to cry.
Another kid hears this on the surface. This kid might be Byong In. He tells her that he worried about her, everyone is looking for her. She starts to cry. He says he will come down. Chol-jong shakes his head no. So Yong tells the older kid to just bring down the ladder.
She apologizes to the little King and says that she wants to live. You do too right? She gives him her book and tells him, if you want to live then bring this book back to me.
The boy puts down the ladder. So Yong looks at the little King again and then climbs up.
But then we see that the well is closed and So Yong is crying. Jwa Gun is with them and tells the servants to put a rock over the well. So Yong pleads with her father not to do this.
Hwa Jin looks on from the distance.
Inside the well, the King mutters that he did not believe what the girl or his mother said about coming back. Until everyone dies and this well is filled with blood, it won’t stop.
The well starts to fill with water? or this could be his imagination. The King drops the book. He tries to climb out but he can’t. He asks for someone to rescue him.
In her room, So Yong says that because of her, he is dying. I told the butler. Her brother says he is from a coup family. So Yong cries and asks him to help her.
So they both go back to the well. The boy takes the rocks off the well. So Yong tells him he is a good person (she calls him oraboni and not his name, but it seems like this person is Byong In).
They remove the cover on the well, but they have to run away because they hear someone coming. The little King mutters, you really came back as you promised. He climbs out of the well. Then he sees fake So Yong.
He walks up to fake So Yong and hands over the book. he name is not erased from the book. He tells her that he wants to live too. She looks at the book.
VO – People are afraid of darkness so they try and push out the darkness with the light.
Adult Hwa Jin opens a cabinet and pulls out a book.
VO – But, the stronger the light gets, the stronger the darkness also gets.
Cut to the adult King in the bottom of the well. He is basically passed out. He sees a shadow at the top of the well. He thinks it is Hwa Jin. But this is So Yong. he passes out.
Hwa Jin did pretend to be So Yong! That means everything he feels towards her is a lie! Wow. I wonder how that reveal will be. It almost feels like, in this time period, that could be punishable by death. But maybe not. If this was The Crowned Clown then she would be as good as doomed.
The Queen did not have too much to do in this episode, to me. She was mostly the comic relief and what lovely comic relief she was! This episode belonged mostly to the King, his people, his search for this bookkeeping book, and his backstory.
I was so surprised that the kiss at the beginning of the episode carried on for minutes! The King looked very into it (and so did the QUeen) which makes me think that the King is completely sprung on the Queen now. When he finds out that So Yong is the girl from the well…wow.