He recognizes his uncle standing. How come? The King: Eternal Monarch season 1, episode 2 sees the story starting to bed in as Lee Gon gets accustomed to the parallel world. Ugghhh!! It took me a while to understand the show wasn’t going forward/backwards in time but hopping between two different worlds, the Kingdom of Corea and the Republic of Korea. She backs up into the car behind her. It’s logical that he’d be fascinated by the person that saved him from Lee Rim’s gun so long ago. The King 32 Views. She drives away. Detective Shim herds the other man into the police van driven by Head Detective Park. Lee Gon tells him to go away. He says the prime minister must arrive early because of the power of the talisman. The cameras snap. ( Log Out /  Lee Rim goes to the location where his brother is and it is a blood bath. The king participates in a sculling racing with the royal navy team. She thought she’d have to kill him herself. The King: Eternal Monarch: Episode 15 by quirkycase. Only, a young Lee Gon turns up and demands Lee Rim be imprisoned and given the maximum sentence. I think the saviour is future Lee Gon, saving his kid self ala Barry Allen / The Flash. He learns where the king is. Song Jung Hye learns her husband Lee Ho was killed in a hit and run accident when she identifies his body. She tells him formal mourning is over and he’s done well. 10 years later…, Lee Rim meets with the fisherman (his assistant) who falls to his knees declaring he never believed Lee Rim was dead. Two fine examples of manhood in one scene. She backs the car up into the parking lot startling the men. She’s startled to find Lee Gon holding the talisman. Lee Rim stares at half the magic flute. The royal guards surround the men with guns. Lee Gon shares he’s trying to the find face only he can recognize. Lee Gon counters that Jo Young keeps him safe so he doesn’t need it. Tae-Eul confronts him face to face and, realizing he knows her face, hugs her tightly as he whispers that he’s found her. Lee Gon picks up the 4-tiger sword struggling with the weight and size. There’s some wonderful bits of humour injected into this one and the music really helps heighten the tension too. At least I cannot think of a more hyped show than this one considering it is my the writer juggernaut Kim Eun-sook (Mr. Sunshine, Goblin, Descendants of the Sun, Heirs, Secret Garden, etc. The King: The Eternal Monarch Episode 1 Recap. The Lee Ho look alike can’t believe his brother is standing in front of him. Lee Gon meanwhile, finds the rabbit again and grabs his horse Maximus, charging through the forest to try and catch him. He hits his car. When Rim-C traveled to Korea, the man he bumped into was Lee Ho-K, who he dispatched somehow making it look like a hit and run … did Rim-C push Ho-K into traffic❓⁉️ Rim-C then easily dispatched the defenseless, wheelchair bound Rim-K, taking his place and later took Rim-K’s body back to Corea to be found and let the authorities think Rim-C was deceased, leaving Rim-C without pursuers and apparently stayed in Korea for 10 years before he returned. The King: Eternal Monarch season 1, episode 16, the finale, is an incredible ending and while some fans will have questions, it provides a majestic conclusion to a deep story. She begs to differ. I am a huge fan of his and have been for years! Detective Jung asks again if he killed his brother. The security team scurries to mount their own horses and Jo Young is called. She ducks behind a corner. Whichever way things turn out, the worlds won’t be exactly the same, and … She puts on her badge and declares she’s the police. I could be wrong because the autopsy could reveal if the wounds were old and healed over or fresh. Lee Gon continues on. Lee Gon-C said that he doesn’t exist in Korea. He says when things like this happen, he feels like that person is near. Then he intentionally left the ID of (Go Eun) so that he can help him in the future to catch the killer (Lee Rim) Though the 2 worlds and timeline are bit confusing. Sorting it out but it is somewhat confusing, I could use labels on these new characters. She hides them again. Lee Gon stares. Prince Geum Lee Rim (Lee Jung Jin) (Lee Gon’s uncle) is a patient and ruthless villain. Back home she thanks the heavens for his death, given how much of a burden he was to her. He sees this is the Republic of Korea, not the Kingdom of Corea. The King: Eternal Monarch Episode 1 Recap, The King: Eternal Monarch Episode 2 Recap, 2020 in Review – Date Her – There Can be Only One. He looks at his half of the magic flute. In the Republic meanwhile, Lee Rim’s body (the one from that world) is shown to his wife and she confirms his identity. Her hood has rabbit ears. I still cant u derstand why it seems that luna accompanied lee gon to see tae ul and why luna appeared at the back seat of tae ul’s car. He muses she might become his queen. Detective Jung waits in a traffic jam. He knows he must lie to hide the truth. But the second episode screeched on the breaks and left me a bit bored. Right now it’s a mumble-jumble. The King: Eternal Monarch returns this week after a single episode last week with a really strong but also narratively conflicted episode. It stops mid-air. Two men open a window and yell. I’m going to watch these 2 episodes again just before the third episode to see if I can keep up. That’s a possibility. Detective Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun) gets into a car in an apartment parking lot. If you’re on … He tries to stem the bleeding but it’s too late. The lead man is prettier than his lead lady OMG! I look forward to learning more. @Ian Yap, you are not the only one who noticed it haha! As we then skip forward to the Fall of 2019, Lee Rim returns after an extended absence and hasn’t aged a day. Good point. Lee Gon admits he may not be able to recognize the face. Court Lady Noh hides talisman in various spots in Lee Gon’s bedroom. It doesn't help that the character in this drama is very similar to Kim Tan in Heirs, from the way he talks, the way he reacts. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. In the hallway a masked man picks up a gun. Detective Gang Shin Jae (Kim Kyung Nam) states the records show Lee Rim was born in 1951 and is currently 70 years old. Detective Jung’s flashback in the car makes you wonder if she’s the woman in the rabbit in the Kingdom of Corea. 2019… Republic of Korea…. I have a feeling that there was a lot going on behind the scenes that we weren’t privy to in the last episode. >In the Republic meanwhile, *Lee Rim’s body (the one from that world) is shown to his wife and she confirms his identity. He puts the talisman in the trash. Lee Gon will have something to say about that. @Greg Wheeler The person that died is Lee Ho, he is wearing the army green jacket. She remembers a particular smell. We last left off with King Lee Gon entering into a parallel… Crash Landing on You Episode 13 Recap. The king was killed in 1994 right? A bloody Lee Rim walks the street. Would Rim-C and Rim-K have the same fingerprints and DNA❓⁉️. Dopplegangers, dimensions and decades of time travel adds to the confusion. Thank you for being so Great! I’m looking forward to the next episode. The utilization of Alice in Wonderland was a good reference. Although confusing to begin with as we jump between the different timelines, The King: Eternal Monarch does a wonderful job setting the scene for the season to come and doing so with enough wit, charisma and intrigue to keep you coming back for more. Ads; Update; Ongoing; Beauty From Heart (2021) Episode 17 01/17/21; Beauty From Heart (2021) Episode 18 01/17/21; Mr. Queen (2020) Episode … The much-awaited historical fantasy thriller, The King: Eternal Monarch, premiered on SBS this Friday, April 17, at 10 pm KST. Lee Rim doesn’t want to leave with only half the flute. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The trunk opens. Lee Rim drops half of the magic flute. It is Detective Jung! Jo Young (Woo Do Hwan) is a serious security man. He flashes back to the masked man that saved him as a young boy. Lee Rim looks like a good villain. He pushes the boy against the column declaring he’s waited for this moment. We're at the penultimate episode, and the tension is rising. I concur the Lee Rim autopsied in Corea was Rim-K. I wonder if I got it wrong or if I was right, was it intentional? Lee Rim’s assistant declares they must return to the future as once the palace guards appear; they won’t be able to return. The King: Eternal Monarch Episode 12 Live Recap – Part 1. Everyone shouts his long life. Lee Gon stares at his reflection in the window. When the valet starts to button the top button of his shirt (where the neck scar is visible from the magic flute), Lee Gon stops him. I like their interactions. Jo Young asks what that means. He approaches his nephew. Lee Gon suggests she stand next to him for the photo op. He notes her outfit isn’t spot on. the “drowned” body with all the bones broken is Prince Rim’s doppleganger from the Republic brought into the Kingdom by Rim to fool police into thinking he’s dead Lee Rim this world was difficult to recognize. The first song of the OST is sung by singer/song-writer Zion.T and titled “I Just Want To Stay With You”. Detective Jung bashes the car once more. Time Traveller/Parallel Universe etc. The boy yells his father was Lee Gon’s father’s good friend. Jo Young asks him not to do that. The police wait for the men to come downstairs. There will be typos which we have fantasies of fixing once the episode finishes airing. Also, I’m assuming that Wheelchair Lee Rim-K’s bones were already messed up and that’s why he was in the wheelchair. Tags: Jung Eun-chae, Kim Go-eun, Kim Kyung-nam, Lee Jung-jin, Lee Min-ho, The King: Eternal Monarch, Woo Do-hwan He’s not repulsed by her, but he’s not hot for her. They talk … Lee Lim takes the four tiger sword and breaks into the palace with some killers, and he kills his brother the King. Lee Gon remembers what it was like growing up with the prince. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Note: From here on out there are specific plot spoilers for The King Eternal Monarch: Episode 1. Okay, we are back and will hopefully find out how Gon found Tae-eul so fast! Lee Rim stabs King Lee Ho in the heart and takes the Four Tigers Sword for his own. They have guns. Jo Young watches from the booth. Lee Rim says he’ll show him a new world. A primary power is the two worlds. The King : Eternal Monarch Episode 16 Recap (Series Finale) Korea It is night as Tae-Eul's father takes out the trash. She seems to be talking to her disabled brother-in-law about her feeling. Only, listening from the other room is the imposter Lee Rim, who stands up from the wheelchair and towers over her as she cowers in the corner. My limited understanding is that everyone is fingerprinted in S.K. Lee Gon shares that Court Lady Noh hid more talisman in his room, making a total of 51. © kjtamusings.wordpress.com, 2014-2021, All Rights Reserved. News reports tell of Lee Rim’s murder of his brother. So far, most of the interactions between the characters seem so fake and unrealistic. She dashes into a crowd, snaps a jacket with a bunny ear hood and blends in. He takes the magic flute. I can’t sleep tonight thinking about it hahaha. However, this does bring with it its own rewards, as she uncovers a murder scene in the parking lot. The masked man with the gun enters and dispatches many of Lee Rim’s men. @Ian Yap @Lime, agreed with both of you, it seems like suddenly the injury is on the right side now. The police ID belonged to Tae Eul-K, but was the masked protector Tae Eul-K or Tae Eul-C❓⁉️ It seems the magic flute is needed is needed to travel between dimensions … how did an adult Tae Eul travel to 1994❓⁉️. She asks if the republic will cremate him for free. Holding two suspects up at gunpoint, Lee Gon spies a man dressed in a black rabbit suit behind them and is immediately reminded of his favourite fairy tale – Alice In Wonderland. Right now it’s a mumble-jumble. Lee Gon picks up the sword and cuts to Lee Lim. Lee Rim declares he is him but he belongs in another world. I watch and blog dramas on https://kjtamusings.wordpress.com/. The two columns (aka the time portal) appear. He has the half of the magic flute he attacked a young Lee Gon with. Only, his police file reads that he’s 70 but yet, he doesn’t look a day over 25. With a nifty spin move, she knocks him down and cuffs him. The King: Eternal Monarch Jo Young takes off after him. He tells her this can’t be the public story due to the chaos surrounding the young king and court. “I think the “drowned” body with all the bones broken is Prince Rim’s doppleganger from the Republic brought into the Kingdom by Rim to fool police into thinking he’s dead.” -Beez. They aren’t impressed. Jo Young points out it has been 25 years and Lee Gon’s savior has aged. Detective Gang apprehends one of them. EPISODE 1 She can’t get the mysterious man and his absurd claims off her mind, so she goes in search of answers. Lee Gon suggests a beer. Jo Young leans back. Jo Young (Woo Do Hwan) snaps to the new valet that the King doesn’t like his skin touched. Lee Ho has just locked the case with the magic flute. Another Korean series with pretty boys paired with less-pretty girls. Alone Lee Gon get out his Alice in Wonderland book. There’s a dead body. He asks about Lee Gon’s neck and Lee Rim whereabouts. A group of armed guards, led by Lee Rim, show up and confront his Father. 1994… Kingdom of Corea…. Is it her counter in the alternate universe? He snaps Lee Rim’s neck. She goes home. KOREAN DRAMA THE KING: ETERNAL MONARCH EPISODE 1 – PART 2 ——-dramamilk.com——-/4/ KINGDOM OF KOREA, 2019. He’s able to strike a blow, one that cuts the magic flute in two. The next in line is Prince Buyeong, aka Professor Lee Jong In. Prime Minister Goo Seo Ryung (Jung Eun Chae) arrives at the royal palace. Lee Rim’s half-brother lookalike (Lee Ho in this world) bumps into him. ( Log Out /  He calls for his horse and mounts it. He claims that if the flute is played, enemies would retreat, diseases would be cured, rain would fall during droughts and rainy… I wasn’t 100% sure I identified of all the characters correctly. That could be the case if Lee Rim-C killed him as we think, as a child. The security team monitors him via CCTV. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without expressed and written permission from this site’s author is strictly prohibited. Prompted by Court Lady Noh, one girl asks if the king as a girlfriend. ). Ugh! Prime Minister Goo arrives early. Lee Gon is startled when he notices Jo Young behind him. Three men examine the car and demand to know where the woman went. It’s just me being a stickler for details……AGAIN….I totally love ALL of Lee Min Ho’s movies! He notes he must change for his next meeting. Lee Rim stirs some paint. In this reality Lee Rim is disabled and confined to a wheelchair while Lee Ho is a beggar in the streets. She walks to Lee Gon and Jo Young steps aside. She rounds a corner and loses him. The story looks interesting but this part is such a bummer. Court Lady Noh meets Prince Buyeong and reports that it appears to be suicide and all the bones in the body are broken. I also can’t sleep tonight. Back at the palace, Jo Young presents Lee Gon with a bullet proof vest to wear. Going back to the past to preserve the future. Sae-jin is evidently conflicted by his relationship with his mother and The King: Eternal Monarch season 1, episode 8 provides a breakthrough. Killing his alternate self, Lee Rim watches as this reality’s Lee Gon arrives and sees firsthand what’s happened. Let’s hope Writer Kim clarifies the murkiness moments. Yes, I thought this was forward and backwards in time, not parallel worlds. What did Rim-C do in that time and the additional 15 years that passed after that❓⁉️ Where did he spend that time❓⁉️, It appeared that Rim-C also murdered Lee Gon-K and his mother, Lee Ho-K’s wife … did they both die or was Lee Gon-K as resourceful (or lucky) as Lee Gon-C and survive❓⁉️. I rank this episode as good, 7 on a 10-point scale. Okay, the first episode had me absolutely hooked. Lee Gon says he’s read her report so they can wrap things up. © 2021 TheReviewGeek. So hopefully this episode brings the excitement of episode 1. The masked man confirms Lee Gon is alive. He holds both pieces of the magic flute enraged that Lee Gon has messed with his plans. Tags: dramacool The King: Eternal Monarch, Most Popular, The King: Eternal Monarch kdrama. Jo Young asks if it was a clock or a rabbit. Our leading man’s sudden disappearance leaves our heroine confused. This hour, our heroine finds herself in more danger than she’d bargained for, but luckily, she’s no damsel in distress. The King: Eternal Monarch Episode 1 Recap Present Day… Inside a police interrogation room Lee Rim (Lee Jung Jin) tells of an ancient magical flute from 682 that when played could cure illness, end drought, etc. Yes, The King: Eternal Monarch season 1, episode 1 tells us that Lee Gon (the son) is presented as the King of the Kingdom of Corea. Court Lady Noh retrieves the talisman from the trash muttering they are expensive. I’ve rewatched the scene several times and it appears that it is Lee Rim’s body. Change ). We then cut across to the Kingdom of Corea, in Winter 1994. I hope Writer Kim brings this into focus. Head Detective Gang comments on Detective Jung’s subpar fashion skills. He claims the magic flute is the reason. The King-Eternal Monarch- Episode 1 Recap A man narrates that during the Silla Dynasty, in the spring of 682, King Sinmun received a bamboo flute from the Dragon King of the East Sea. I thought Lee Gon-K’s mother survived? 2019… Kingdom of Corea…, Lee Gon rides hard. We don’t find out the disposition of Lee Gon-K’s mother until episode 2. Yep, time travel with no explanation of how an adult Jung Tae Eul, born in 1990 rescued the young prince Lee Gon-C (I’ll use -C for Corea and -K for Korea in order for me to hang on to my sanity with the double cast of characters) from being assassinated by Lee Rim-C in 1994 … there is a time travel element. She’s thrilled his dead. He informs the security team to tell Jo Young he’s off to see if it is a clock or a rabbit. Jo Young says they captured the men with the guns and are still looking for the white rabbit with the clock. 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