My Thoughts — My Sassy Girl — Episode 10
At the end of my recaps I have a “My Thoughts” section where I summarize my opinions. For shows that I’m not writing detailed watch-n-blog recaps, I’m writing a “thought-cap.” I just finished the next episode of My Sassy Girl.
Nutshell Summary: Princess Hye continues on the path to marrying the Crown Prince of the Qing empire. He requests a banquet so he can propose to the Princess. Poor Kyun Woo suffers every time he must interpret for the Crown Prince. The Crown Prince makes inroads with Prince Wonja. The Princess continues to believe she must marry to ensure her brother’s place as heir apparent. Kyun Woo decides to investigate how the marriage offer came to be. He finds the Qing ambassador has made back door deals. He exposes this to Officer Kang. When the Princess hears that Kyun Woo was in a scuffle she hurries to find him but he’s already there. In the garden, Kyun Woo tells the Princess he thinks she cares for him. He assures her he cares for her. He kisses her.
Kyun Woo (Joo Won) still longed for the Princess but took action to find out how the marriage was negotiated. Kyun Woo found the stash of goods showing there were behind the door agreements and payments in the form of goods. It was good to see Kyun Woo take action. He’s been held in check but decided to pursue his own line of investigation. I enjoyed when he deftly turned down evil Minister Jung Ki Joon’s new life path offer. I liked that he involved Officer Kang, another protector of the Princess. What’s with Kyun Woo’s nightmares about the princess as a young girl? His mother told his father the nightmares have begun again. I was glad to see Kyun Woo declare his feelings for the Princess. Their kiss was the standard lip press but it happened. The question is simple – how can this couple have a chance?
Princess Hye Myung (Oh Yeon Seo) felt the vice tighten as marriage to the Crown Prince looms. The Crown Prince’s write to each other instead of speech to communicate was clever and eliminated the need for Kyun Woo. The Crown Prince must sense the vibe between the Princess and Kyun Woo. I don’t dislike the Crown Prince. His gift and story about his mother touched Prince Wonja. That matters to the Princess. She knows the Crown Princess is a nice guy, just not the guy she wants as her husband. Once again the Princess was bested by evil Minister Jung Ki Joon. He’s the master manipulator and she can’t compete.Her efforts have only put her more firmly under his control. Like father, like daughter.
New writer Yoon Hyo Je delivered an episode gave our couple their first kiss. Kyung Woo couldn’t hold back and took the Princess in his arms. The odds are stacked against these them. Too many outside forces are in play.
Ranking the episodes (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank this episode as good. My episode ranking chart is below.
The fourth song of the OST has been released. Check out “Like a Destiny” by Ben.