Right now it’s a mumble-jumble. Lee Gon suggests she stand next to him for the photo op. Tags: Jung Eun-chae, Kim Go-eun, Kim Kyung-nam, Lee Jung-jin, Lee Min-ho, The King: Eternal Monarch, Woo Do-hwan He doesn’t find the rabbit but does happen to stumble upon the portal to the parallel world. He hits his car. Underhanded and with little manpower in the force, Tae-Eul and the others refuse to do overtime to handle this new workload. Lee Rim stares at half the magic flute. News reports tell of Lee Rim’s murder of his brother. She’s thrilled his dead. With lots of nods to Alice In Wonderland (the white rabbit, the actual book and the looking glass being the more obvious ones) plus plenty of glimpses for how this one is likely to play out going forward, The King: Eternal Monarch does a wonderful job setting the foundations for what’s almost certainly going to be a really dramatic season ahead. Again thank you. The King: Eternal Monarch returns this week after a single episode last week with a really strong but also narratively conflicted episode. The King: Eternal Monarch Episode 12 Live Recap – Part 1. A helicopter is flying around the city. Lee Gon says he saw the white rabbit with the clock. The King : Eternal Monarch Episode 16 Recap (Series Finale) Korea It is night as Tae-Eul's father takes out the trash. After chasing him through the streets, the rabbit manages to get away but it doesn’t stop Lee Gon from being weighed down by the issues that have haunted him all these years, a lot of which stemming from the traumatic moments involving his Father. Detective Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun) asks if he killed his brother for the magic flute. 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. Anyway, I keep watching. Lee Rim looks like a good villain. The traditional garb confused me into believing it was back in time. On the later part, they revealed that Jung Tae Ul was on it. Detective Gang Shin Jae (Kim Kyung Nam) states the records show Lee Rim was born in 1951 and is currently 70 years old. He cuts Lee Gon’s neck and chokes Lee Gon with half of the flute. After the funeral, Prime Minister Koo is shown some photos proving that Lee Lim is alive and she is flabbergasted. Our leading man’s sudden disappearance leaves our heroine confused. Lee Gon tells Jo Young that he is now the unbreakable sword. She remembers a particular smell. Lee Gon counters that Jo Young keeps him safe so he doesn’t need it. Is it her counter in the alternate universe? Lee Gon and the palace attend Bueyeong’s funeral. Lee Rim’s sidekick points a gun at Lee Gon’s head. © 2021 TheReviewGeek. The King Eternal Monarch: Episode 1 Recap. They talk about her report and she leans in to whisper in his ear. Lee Gon formally mourns for his father. The valet promises not to make the mistake again. Lee Gon asks what’s wrong. Head Detective Gang comments on Detective Jung’s subpar fashion skills. Suddenly it was on the right side during his father’s funeral and as he grew old? 2019… Republic of Korea…. The End. 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 liked the backstory that built their bond. Thank you for being so Great! We open on an areal view of the Kingdom of Korea which is in Busan. Sensing this could be bad news, Korea’s Lee Gon is killed. A young Lee Gon comes home. He flashes to Alice in Wonderland. The drama cost more than $20 million to make, it is considered one of the most expensive kdramas ever made. Lee Ho declares this is treason. Ancient times…, Emperor Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho) sits on horseback in front of two columns that face each other. Lee Gon sees the masked man shooting his gun. Lee Rim declares he’ll kill Lee Gon himself. The king participates in a sculling racing with the royal navy team. Even his lines are similar to Kim Tan lines. Lee Rim states the flute only appears every 20 years. Detective Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun) has some moves. Detective Jung asks again if he killed his brother. 2019…Kingdom of Corea… Prince Geum Lee Rim (Lee Jung Jin) (Lee Gon’s uncle)… Okay, the first episode had me absolutely hooked. If this is incorrect however and it definitely is Lee Ho, more than happy to get it corrected! The palace must state the royal guards shot Lee Rim. KOREAN DRAMA THE KING: ETERNAL MONARCH EPISODE 1 – PART 2 ——-dramamilk.com——-/4/ KINGDOM OF KOREA, 2019. @Ian Yap @Lime, agreed with both of you, it seems like suddenly the injury is on the right side now. Still trying to figure out.. The much-awaited historical fantasy thriller, The King: Eternal Monarch, premiered on SBS this Friday, April 17, at 10 pm KST. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Having both increases confusion. I cant’t hahahaha, @Monika – computers are already available in 1994. He arrives at the two-column time portal. She tells her helper the talisman will help Lee Gon find love. Asian drama fan. Our hero and his team make their last stand and attempt to bring balance back to their worlds. 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❓⁉️. I think they will become more clearer as time goes by. There’s not much to say at this point. But her birthday is May 1990. He says when things like this happen, he feels like that person is near. Jo Young asks if it was a clock or a rabbit. Prompted by Court Lady Noh, one girl asks if the king as a girlfriend. Prince Buyeong is in the procession. Would Rim-C and Rim-K have the same fingerprints and DNA❓⁉️. Lee Gon rides by on his horse. Lee Gon laughs. She hides them again. The masked man confirms Lee Gon is alive. I like their interactions. A bloody Lee Rim walks the street. Lee Rim says he’ll show him a new world. He sees this is the Republic of Korea, not the Kingdom of Corea. Just then, he receives a call message from her saying that she is on stakeout tonight and has to go pretty far. Lee Ho has just locked the case with the magic flute. He snaps Lee Rim’s neck. Lee Gon rides. Remember the series of “Tomorrow with you” they had the same vibe. Okay, we are back and will hopefully find out how Gon found Tae-eul so fast! Lee Gon remembers what it was like growing up with the prince. I thought the kingdom would be in ancient times, but is 1994. The King: Eternal Monarch: Episode 15 by quirkycase. She goes home. We begin episode 1 of The King: Eternal Monarch with an intriguing story told by a man named Lee Lim, complete with blood stained hands and handcuffs in the police station. 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❓⁉️. The bumper falls off. Lee Rim tells his nephew he sounds like a real crown prince. As he weeps in the palace, he meets Jo Yeong and hands him the “Unbreakable Sword”, a token to help him feel better and forge their friendship together. Prime Minister Goo Seo Ryung (Jung Eun Chae) arrives at the royal palace. © kjtamusings.wordpress.com, 2014-2021, All Rights Reserved. The King: Eternal Monarch She can’t get the mysterious man and his absurd claims off her mind, so she goes in search of answers. A young Lee Gon enters the room. My limited understanding is that everyone is fingerprinted in S.K. 2019… Kingdom of Corea…, At the paddock, Lee Gon sees the woman with the rabbit ears hood run past. Two men open a window and yell. “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. Lee Rim states even in this world, Lee Gon repeats the same mistake. The King 32 Views. It will sort itself out in the coming episodes. 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. Lee Rim’s body washes up on shore in Corea and with it, a declaration of his death and confirmation that every bone in his body has been broken. Two fine examples of manhood in one scene. Detective Jung reports they identified the body as a hardware store owner who was a member of the gambling website and stole money. Lee Gon burns his father’s bloody robe with Prince Buyeong and others watching. The masked man with the gun enters and dispatches many of Lee Rim’s men. Lee Rim goes to the location where his brother is and it is a blood bath. I’m going to watch these 2 episodes again just before the third episode to see if I can keep up. The security team monitors him via CCTV. Jo Young takes the sword. I found it interesting he had his half of the magic flute with him at the paddock. 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. 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. He puts the talisman in the trash. Lee Rim confirms he’s 70, but hasn’t aged since 1994. They proceed forward following the sound. Soldiers surround him and it leads Lee Rim to stab the boy in the throat against a pillar. 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. The King: Eternal Monarch Episode 1 Recap, The King: Eternal Monarch Episode 2 Recap, 2020 in Review – Date Her – There Can be Only One. They bicker. Lee Rim this world was difficult to recognize. They are stunned to see each other. They aren’t impressed. Suddenly, a strange man arrives, leading to a big shootout. This story began in the period of the King of Silla, the King of the Three Kingdoms. Gon-C has the other half and he aged … why❓ Dopplegangers, dimensions and decades of time travel adds to the confusion. He asks why Lee Gon took off. I look forward to learning more. In this reality Lee Rim is disabled and confined to a wheelchair while Lee Ho is a beggar in the streets. I have a feeling that there was a lot going on behind the scenes that we weren’t privy to in the last episode. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. He approaches his nephew. He sees his uncle slumped in the wheelchair. But the closer she gets to the truth, the harder it is to accept. In the Republic meanwhile, *Lee Rim’s body (the one from that world) is shown to his wife and she confirms his identity. Lee Gon positions his horse across from her. Another Korean series with pretty boys paired with less-pretty girls. Lee Gon says he’s finally met her… Detective Jung Tae Eul…and hugs her. And someone came to save the crown prince (lee gon). Jo Young points out it has been 25 years and Lee Gon’s savior has aged. , Oh oh ..I thought I was the one not understanding the story …but just for Lee min-hoo. However the wound further into the movie shows it on the RIGHT side of his neck. This isn’t’ time travel backward/forwards, but to an alternative world, two versions of Korea. I’ve rewatched the scene several times and it appears that it is Lee Rim’s body. >In the Republic meanwhile, *Lee Rim’s body (the one from that world) is shown to his wife and she confirms his identity. I like these characters have counterparts in the other world. She sees a woman with red hair in the rear-view mirror. She begs to differ. Song Jung Hye learns her husband Lee Ho was killed in a hit and run accident when she identifies his body. After 15 episodes of theories, time jumps and shocking twists and turns it all comes down to this final 75 minute episode. Lee Gon picks up the sword and cuts to Lee Lim. With a smile he calls her rude. Then shatters on the floor. @Ian Yap, you are not the only one who noticed it haha! @Greg Wheeler The person that died is Lee Ho, he is wearing the army green jacket. Isn’t she the one kjt described as having followed Lee Rim-C’s advice that she would be suspected of murdering her husband and child? Court Lady Noh smiles. He holds both pieces of the magic flute enraged that Lee Gon has messed with his plans. The story looks interesting but this part is such a bummer. Court Lady Noh snaps she cannot become the next queen. A young Jo Young approaches him during public mourning and offers a cookie. In royal robes Lee Gon reads his favorite book, Alice in Wonderland, to a group of children. He leans in. It’s the same time, technology but different dimension in the universe. The horse in the middle of Seoul reminded me of Queen In Hyun’s Man. Lee Rim stabs King Lee Ho in the heart and takes the Four Tigers Sword for his own. “The King: Eternal Monarch” has aired its first episode a couple of hours ago and it’s safe to say that the kdramaland community was over the moon. How to Watch: Netflix Shorthand Character Chart: The King the Eternal Monarch Character Chart How we do this: This live recap will be in two parts and we segment each post around every 10 minutes.Sometimes sooner, sometimes later depending on the scene. She was Lee Gon’s savior which I love. No doubt he wants the other half of the flute to gain the power he craves. Instead of the current royal appointment is a President. Whether it’ll be another smash hit like Crash Landing or not remains to be seen but there’s certainly scope here for this one to challenge that illustrious 2020 title! Lee Gon is crowned King. Lee Gon stares at his reflection in the window. Detective Jung waits in a traffic jam. He learns where the king is. There’s a dead body. Let’s hope Writer Kim clarifies the murkiness moments. Of course, take this theory with a pinch of salt but it’s not all serious doom and gloom here either. The King: Eternal Monarch: Episode 15 by quirkycase. Lee Rim’s half-brother lookalike (Lee Ho in this world) bumps into him. Lee Gon shares that Court Lady Noh hid more talisman in his room, making a total of 51. Please support Ready Steady Cut today. He smiles and thanks Lee Gon. Lee Gon gives her car advice on the phone before heading over to watch the car. Her hood has rabbit ears. The morning after the murder in Winter 1994, why are people tapping on laptops??? In Ganlin, the rainy season will end and the weather will clear, the wind will stop, and the waves will be stable. The woman with the red hair runs through the celebrating crowd still pursued. 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. 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