Would you defy the gods for the one you love? Well, Hwa-gun surely will. She disregarded the rules of Pyunsso-hwe’s lord for Crown Prince Lee Sun numerous times. She braved the wrath of her grandfather and put her life on the line in the name of love.
Let’s take a glimpse of Ruler: Master of the Mask Ep 31-32 on how far Hwa-gun went against Master Dae-mok for the one she loves.
The Dauntless Hwa-gun
One of the biggest questions hanging in my mind at the start of Ruler: Master of the Mask is when will Hwa-gun turn her back to the crown prince, I thought she will betray his highness because of Ga-eun and because of the fact that he cannot love her. Epsiodes 31-32 dispelled my doubts, Hwa-gun showed her undying loyalty and selfless love for Crown Prince Lee Sun.
This dauntless lady helped the crown prince in rescuing the small girls working in the poppy field. She even used her authority as Pyunsoo-hwe’s leader to stop the guards and ordered them to let his majesty escape.
When the chief of the Water Bureau asked the guards to chase the intruders, Hwa-gun ordered Gon to protect the crown prince and stormed back to the poppy farm.
This is where things got really insane. Hwa-gun set the poppy field on fire! Though she said it to Gon even before finding out that the crown prince is alive, it still surprised me how she did it nonchalantly.
Hwa-gun looked like a mad man as she stood apathetically in the middle of the burning field while everyone is panicking.
Her smile reminded me of Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones) when she burned the King’s Landing to the ground.
The K-Drama genies have heard my prayers and kept Chung-woon alive.
Seeing Chung-woon in this condition pained my heart, he suffered from torture and even lost one of his eyes. I honestly tried to stop a tear during his bitter-sweet reunion with Crown Prince Lee Sun. More than his majesty’s love line with Ga-eun, I admire his relationship and never ending brotherly love with Chung-woon.
On a side note, I appreciate Hwa-gun for planning to rescue Chung-woon way before knowing that the crown prince is not dead.
These past episodes of Ruler: Master of the Mask have been so heavy and emotionally draining. So, to lighten up the mood, here’s our four leads doing some aegyo. 😸🐶
Yoo Seung-ho (Crown Prince Lee Sun) doing “Shy Shy Shy”
Infinite L/Kim Myung-soo’s Gwiyomi
Kim So-hyun’s (Ga-eun) Oppaya
Yoon So hee (Hwa-gun) cutely sending us a heart 💙
I’m half curious and half scared to find out how Master Dae-mok will react to Hwa-gun’s fearless move to burn the source of Pyunsoo-hwe’s power. Let’s find out on Ruler: Master of the Mask Ep 33-34. Annyeong!
~ Tipsy Ahjumma