Today, we’ll be discussing Episode 20 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 reveal the show that we will recap and analyze in Season 6 of K Drama Chat.
Our thoughts on this final episode of Mr. Queen: it was thrilling, satisfying and touching.
How the king and queen managed to enter the palace, get all dressed up, and fight off guards.
How the king and queen looked so regal and badass as they walked into the palace courtyard.
How the scarred eunuch shoots both the queen and the king and it looks like it’s the end for them, until we learn that their bulletproof vests protected them.
How this real danger situation for the queen sends Jang Bong Hwan back to Seoul, this time for good.
How the king fights off Kim Jwa-geun and then retakes his throne.
How Shin Hye-sun does an amazing job of becoming Kim So-yong the minute Jang Bong-hwan leaves her body; her acting was amazing!
How the queen and baby almost die but recover overnight, and that’s when the king (and us!) start sobbing.
How the king metes out punishment to the Kim and Jo family ministers by not killing them, but confiscating their assets and letting them lead lives of humiliation.
How the Grand Dowager Queen and Dowager Queen are banished to the West Palace and will never be allowed to leave again.
We discuss: Who did the king ultimately fall in love with?
And now that Jang Bong-hwan is gone, what is Kim So-yong left with? Does she have Jang Bong-hwan’s memories? What about his cooking skills?
How the combination of Jang Bong-hwan and Kim So-yong is who the king ultimately fell in love with.
The amazing K Drama elements in this episode, including all the crying, the OST, the resolved triangles, the Google product placement.
The show that we will recap and analyze in Season 6 of K Drama Chat! (You have to listen to find out!)
Next week, we will have Ernabel Demillo back on to do a full show review of Mr. Queen and discuss identity and belonging through Ernie’s show Asian-American Life.