My Thoughts — My Sassy Girl — Episode 11
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: Kyun Woo plays his winning card, or should I say winning fan, to extract Princess Hye from marrying the Crown Prince of the Qing empire. The Crown Prince recognizes that the fan from the Qing emperor grants Kyun Woo a single wish. Kyun Woo wishes the engagement not occur. The Crown Prince grants the wish and leaves town. The King is thrilled and offers Kyun Woo any position in the palace he wants. He asks to be reinstated as Prince Wonja’s teacher. The Princess and Kyun Woo are lovely dovey with each other. Dae Yeon isn’t happy about this and tells the Princess that Kyun Woo is in talks to marry her. This is small bump in the road, which Kyun Woo quickly dispels. On the political front, the Minister of Finance, imprisoned for illegal trading for influence with the Qing ambassador, hopes Minister Jung Ki Joon will set him free. Evil Minister Jung arranges for the Minister of Finance to escape, but has an archery assassin waiting to silence him forever. The Princess’s bodyguard, Byul Yi, locates a palace woman that served the deposed Queen 10 years ago. The Princess wants to meet with her but Kyun Woo goes instead. The palace woman tells Kyun Woo not to search for information about the deposed Queen because the danger is high.
Kyun Woo (Joo Won) deftly ended the Princess’s potential marriage with a flick of a fan. Kyun Woo presented the fan and asked the Crown Prince to step aside. Graciously, the Crown Prince granted the request as honor dictated. He left without hard feelings. While the solution was neat and tidy, it was almost anticlimactic. Writer Yoon could have mined Kyun Woo’s solution more thoroughly. Last episode ended in the kiss of two desperate souls that would be torn apart. This episode began with the Crown Princess leaving and smiles as our couple whispered sweet nothings to each other. While I enjoyed Kyun Woo and the Princess cooing at each other, this too seemed almost anticlimactic.
Princess Hye Myung (Oh Yeon Seo) escaped marriage to the Crown Prince and reveled in her new romance with Kyun Woo. It allowed her to be girly and cute. She didn’t suffer fools gladly when Dae Yeon’s friends offered to help but didn’t want to get their hands dirty. I was glad that the Princess believed Kyun Woo when he told her that a relationship with Dae Yeon would never occur. I like it when couples have faith in each other. Another example of the Princess’s faith in Kyun Woo was when she agreed that he would meet the court woman solo. She wanted to go, but heeded his warning about the danger.
New writer Yoon Hyo Je delivered an episode that allowed our couple to be romantic and flirty. Kyung Woo and the Princess averted separation by marriage. They survived their first jealous moment courtesy of selfish Dae Yeon. Does anyone else want to smack Dae Yeon? I enjoyed it when her father told her a relationship with Kyun Woo would not happen. She wasn’t happy.
* The Princess’s bodyguard, Byul Yi, might be a good match for Officer Kang.
* The Minister of Finance put his trust in the wrong team and paid with his life.
* Evil Minister Jung couldn’t wait to tell Kyun Woo and the Princess that the Minister of Finance was dead.
* The Queen got antsy when she realized Minister Jung eliminated the Minister of Finance and she could end up the same.
* Dae Yeon refused to follow her father’s advice. He did not like that. Serves him right.
* Is the court woman the deposed Queen?
Ranking the episodes (on a scale from 1-10) had me rank this episode as good. My episode ranking chart is below.