Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 13 of Mr. Queen, the hit K Drama on Netflix starring Shin Hye-sun as Kim So-yong, Kim Jyung-hun as King Cheoljong, Seol In-ah as Jo Hwa-jin, Na In-woo as Kim Byeong-in, and Choi Jin-hyuk as Jang Bong-hwan. We also talk about poison and assassination by poison during the Joseon dynasty.
The songs we featured during the recap: Conspiracy by Kim Deuk-su and Other World by Howl.
How this episode is so dark when compared with previous episodes.
How the attack against the king is turning family members against each other.
The shocking revelation that the king planned the explosion himself.
How the queen has such ambivalent feelings toward the king, but she is threatened by Kim Jwa-geun, so she decides to live and betray the king.
The loyalty and steadfastness of the king’s men who were arrested and tortured.
How the Dowager Queen plants the ledger in the queen’s chambers; the ledger and the notes from the king are found by the Grand Dowager Queen.
How the queen is now in real danger from the Grand Dowager Queen and Kim Jwa-geun.
How Kim Jwa-geun seems to be everywhere and sees everything happening in the palace.
The queen cooks in this episode but she’s cooking as a form of meditation; this cooking scene is not funny for a change.
Of all the K Drama elements, we almost missed the back hug by Kim Byeong-in against the queen.
A potential, new K Drama element: looking for, and discovering, your love across a street, bridge or crowded area.
Why this episode is titled No Tomorrow
Poison and death by poison during the Joseon Dynasty.