That kiss changed a lot of things.
This series is giving details every episode that only leads to more questions. The guardian god of the Earth Country gave the god stones to Ha Baek (Nam Joo-hyuk) and Moo Ra (Krystal Jung) kept on pushing the to-be-king to go back to the Realm of the Gods as soon as possible. It was no ordinary nagging as Moo Ra keeps on hinting something about Ha Baek’s past. It makes me asks what really happened to Ha Baek 1,200 years ago. Even Joo Dong and Bi Ryeom (Gong Myung) seem to be impacted by whatever happened to the Water God. I’m guessing that it has something to do with the former human servant from the Shin clan. But then again, my guessing game has been rusty so I can’t be sure about it. One thing I’m sure of is that the way Ha Baek got the guardian stone was very anticlimactic.
Hoo Ye (Im Joo-hwan) is the most interesting plotline as of now. His past is creeping back and he is struggling to control his power. Hoo Ye has to fight his inner demons and it proves that he’s not pure evil. But it is obvious he’ll be a villain in the end. I think he will be the reason why the higher gods would stay in the human realm since the guardian stone mission is now closed.
I thought that kiss would escalate the relationship between Ha Baek and Yoon So-ah (Shin Se-kyung) but they instead decided to take a step backwards. When So-ah asked Ha Baek to treat her the way he treated her before they kissed, I thought it was just right. It was in So-ah’s character to be afraid of giving her all. Add the fact that she knows Ha Baek will soon have to leave her, I totally understand her decision.
I’m disappointed on how the god stones were found but the progress on characters’ individual emotional battles were good enough to like this whole episode. I think it was because they established these plotlines early in the game that I, as a viewer, is now so attached to their stories and what will happen to them.
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