The songs we discuss in this episode: Other world by Howl and To my one and only you by Xiumin.
Why the episode is titled “The Mask” - lots of people in the palace are wearing masks and those masks are starting to come off.
How we see the state that Jang Bong-hwan is in, in modern day Seoul. He’s in a vegetative state and Chief of Staff Han tried to kill him.
We learn that Jang Bong-hwan is either in modern day Seoul or Joseon, so where is the Queen?
The queen is in a corpse state and the royal physician uses acupuncture to treat her.
How the king’s feelings toward the queen are changing. He has gone from wanting to kill her, to wanting her to live and wanting to understand her.
In the confrontation between the king and Kim Byeong-in, the king shows his other side, a side that he had not been showing to others in the palace.
What shamanism is and how it was prohibited in the palace during the Joseon Dynasty.
How the king missed his important night with Jo Hwa-jin and this causes her to be more proactive against the queen.
At the end of the episode, the queen regains some of Kim So-yong’s memories, the king is thinking about his enemies and goes to train with his men, and Jo Hwa-jin is upset upon finding a book.
The mysterious and moody Na In-woo, who plays Kim Byeong-in, the queen’s cousin.