“There is strength in words. Sometimes, they become words of power…”
Wow episode eight dragged out quite a bit with Iksu and Yun’s back story, their current drama and Yun’s decision to leave or not to leave. Just wasn’t a big fan of this episode in general.
The back story goes like this…
Iksu found Yun in a village when Yun was a kid. Yun came from an extremely impoverished village and a difficult time. Iksu passed through Yun’s village and they bond. Iksu teaches him how to make sandals so Yun won’t actually starve and Iksu’s kindness actually gets through to Yun.
Simple back story end.
I guess in many ways, Yun and Yona are similar in that they’ve only really known one house and one comfort place their entire life. While Yona is forced out to see the outside world, Yun struggles to make the conscious choice to see the world… To be honest, not much the happened in this episode actually contributed to the larger picture in the series. I would have wanted to see more of Iksu’s travels rather than have the back story told from Yun’s perspective because Iksu must have seen SO MUCH of the kingdom’s corruption and its people’s hardships.
It was a really touching moment for Iksu and Yun to part because they’ve been together for so long but the making of the sandals, in some ways makes their story come full circle before Iksu sends Yun back into the world. I can really see the fangirls intensely ship these two…
Hak and Yona are sidelined for this supporting character story but we will return to our regularly scheduled princess quest in the next episode. There is one tidbit I wanted to point out – that’s the fact that Hak told Yun that he was immortal… oooooohhhhhh…
“When you protect someone you want to keep safe, do you always weigh your own life against theirs?” – Hak
What are you pondering today?