[Storyline] Dong Yi 동이 (同伊) - Episode 1.
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Synopsis : Background
The Joseon history was stir in turbulence prior to Sukjong reign. Hideyoshi 1st invasion of Korea 1592-1593 then the 2nd invasion in 1597-1598. Then subsequently Joseon Manchu’s Wars 1627 & 1636 that ended up in humiliation. Joseon throughout the established of the Joseon dynasty has form factions or Bungdang of various names that support or against the ruling Joseon monarchy therefore political powers are field through the Yanban ruling class bureaucrats that often eclipse the power of the monarch. Struggles among faction are plenty & purges are certain to happened, thus ensures constants Yanban vs. the monarchy. It was Sukjong then later Yeongjo who tries to appease these faction by resolving issues & consolidate their political power back to the monarch. Yeongjo in the drama Yi San portrays a Monarch who could read every move of the political faction & sometimes manipulate their intelligence to his own benefits with his wits & able to assess his own Ministers thus gaining an upper hand, in which this wits are set to be inherited from his mother Choi Suk Bin. Jeongjo did it better by keeping the faction at bay by assume military power over the literary Yanban. Sukjong reign during 1674-1720. China was rule by Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722). Japan was rule by the Tokugawa Shogunate. Set during the reign of King Sukjong in the 19th ruler Joseon dynasty, the story focuses on Dong Yi, a water maid who gains the trust of Queen Inhyeon and later the favour of the king when he is moved by her prayers for the health of the Queen during the court disputes caused by Jang Hee Bin. Dong Yi becomes a concubine with the rank of Sook-bin and bears a son who will later become the 21st king of Joseon, Yeongjo. The political faction of Sukjong was the Namin (Southerners) & Seoin (Westerners)
In the drama Yi San, Yeongjo fought very hard to get his birth mother Choi Suk Bin enshrine into the Royal Ancestral tablet & the grievances he has experience due to the court opposition, it was Queen Jeongseong, the 1st Queen of Yeongjo who did her utmost effort & succeeds to have her mother in law enshrined & has the gratitude of Yeongjo
Choi Suk Bin must be a great mother in educating her son to survive those political turmoils & the constant attack over his birth & background that her mother is from a lowly class, in which he was scrutinise but he managed to overcome by able to manipulate the faction. Yeongjo revered his mother that he carried his mother’s rings in memory of her & in turn he bestow to Song Seon Yeon his most dear possession as a gift of being Yi San’s friend
Dong Yi - Episode 1
The year is 1681. The 7th year of Sukjong’s reign. Picturesque opening shot on someone having an early morning fishing as he cast his fishing line. Then another boat comes rowing with a mysterious rower wearing a very big wicker hat called a satgat usually worn by Buddhist monk. The person who is fishing is warming his hand from the cold. The rower is fixing his net as the fishing man asked whether he is a fisherman as the rower confirms. The fishing man said that that waiting up early is really refreshing, he will soon leave & asked him to take over his spot as it is a great spot to fish. The rower thanked him for telling him that & address him as Dae Sa Yong Gam. Da Sa Yong Gam is elder Jang Ik Heon asked whether the rower know him. The rower tilts his satgat & smiles & asked who is he & asked who is he actually. The rower flies & jump over to Da Sa Yong Gam boat & draw out his sword & stab him in the back. Da Sa Yong Gam grips the rower who pull out his sword as he collapse dying, takes something off the rower clothing & falls into the water
Elder Jang Ik Heon is from the Namin (Southern) faction
Meanwhile in a bamboo forest, a couple is running away from pursue in a snow cover tracks. The woman is carrying an infant. A group of police bureau & some bounty hunter are hard on their trails as the group closes in on the couple. Then the police finally caught up with couple & asked where they run to & asked for their capture. As the couple resign to their fate as the police tells them don’t they know, there is nowhere in this world for a runaway slave to run to. Then some mask assailant come swing to the rescue like Tarzan. The assailant tells that that this is just their own thinking that the couple has nowhere to go. The slaves are human & they have a pair of legs, therefore how can it be said that there is no where they can’t go & asked the police whether it is a possibility. The police asked who is the assailant. The assailant laughs that if he wants them to know that he doesn’t need to wear the mask to hid his identity. The assailant tells the police not to pursue the couple, if they are willing to stand down on their swords then he will consider to spare them. The police tells the assailant is insolent to suggest that to them as the police asked whether he wish to see his early death. The police attacks the assailant who skilfully down the police with his rope as he takes the group one after the other, as he was fighting, his mask came off to reveal that it is Cha Cheon Soo as he puts back his mask to cover his face. Then came more Cha Cheon Soo band of brother to come acrobatic in & assist to fight off the police as Choi Dong Joo one of Cha Cheon Soo comrades asked the couple to follow them as the couple obediently follow while Cha Cheon Soo & his other comrades kept busy the police. Cha Cheon Soo goes for the police captain who asked who he is then the police asked whether they are the Geum Gae group. The comrade led the couple to a boat & asked them to take the boat & flee. The boatman will protect them until they are safe. The couple asked whether they are from Geum Gae group. The man heard that in the capital there is Geum Gae secret organisation that helps the common folk in time of desperation & thanked them gratefully for their rescue. The boat man asked them to hurry as they can’t delay any longer. The comrade asked the couple to hurry & asked them to survive at all cost. The couple board the boat as the row man row quickly to their destination.
Geum Gae is a secret organisation or society that made up from the commoners (Cheonmin)
Then Choi Dong Joo (Choi Dong Yi’s brother) takes off the mask as Cha Cheon Soo meets up with him as he tells that the couple safely board on the boat. Cha Cheon Soo said that he will leave for the time being as the police that has run away might has caught his face. Choi Dong Joo tells Cha Cheon Soo to be careful & asked him to leave quickly as the police might catches up in their pursue. Cha Cheon Soo notice a fishing boat that has blood tainted on it floating at the river bank as Choi Dong Joo asked what is the matter as Cha Cheon Soo just brushes it off as nothing. Choi Dong Joo goes & returns as the court musician playing the haegeum to join the ensemble as the court are dancing with activities
The haegeum is a traditional Korean string instrument, resembling a 2 stringed fiddle. It has a rodlike neck, a hollow wooden soundbox, and two silk strings, and is held vertically on the knee of the performer and played with a bow. The instrument is played in performances of court music and folk music. The haegeum is one of the most indispensable of instruments in almost any ensemble. The haegeum is related to similar Chinese instruments in the huqin family of instruments, such as the erhu. Of these, it is most closely related to the ancient xiqin, as well as the erxian used in nanguan and Cantonese music
Then in a village a relay face is commencing with children of the village running the relay as the children cheers for their supporting teams. Choi Dong Yi is one of the children. Choi Dong Yi is the last runner as the referee said that they have to run a round around the village. The boy from the rival team Chang Ma tells that the prize is a honey fried dough twist cake & she resides is the Banchon village’s Chonmin (peasant) that she has never tastes those cakes before, then what is she going to do, if she wants to taste those cakes, she must win the race, then he wonder why the last runner has to be a girl. Choi Dong Yi said that what is rice or porridge, when they open the lid they will find out, it means the winner or the loser, will have to run this race to find out. Chang Ma asked what is Choi Dong Yi muttering. Choi Dong Yi tells Chang Ma that she is just giving him encouragement & said that the rival must run well that since she is a girl, it doesn’t have much of a concern if she loses, but if he loses to a girl that it will be a blow to his ego. Then the baton comes as Choi Dong Yi & the rival picks it up to start their race but the rival kicks her baton away as she tells that he is cheated as they runs through the village then Choi Dong Yi resort to trick to slow down her rival to gain a head start on the race but the rival caught up & pass her as the children cheers for their team.
Honey fried dough twist cake is a sweet snack, a deep fried hand drawn twisted dough with sugar or honey
Banchon is the residence for the lower caste commoner that held non virtues occupation like slaves, butchers, shaman, clobbers, metal workers, registered tenants or workers, prostitutes, magicians, sorcerers, jail keepers & performers like the Gisaeng. Cheonmin is above the untouchable Baekjeong but tend to has segregated lives from the public
Choi Dong Yi crosses the line as her team cheers for her victory. Then the referee gave the victory to the jang Soo village’s Chang Ma. Choi Dong Yi is surprise that the victory is hers & how can they be declare Chang Ma as the winners. The referee said that Choi Dong Yi went against the rules. The referee said that she didn’t run on the main route of the race but ran on the smaller routes therefore she is being forfeited & the victory goes to Chang Ma. Choi Dong Yi said that she didn’t break the rules as the referee didn’t specific said what was the route to take but the general route of the village & that the victory is theirs as she cheers her team on. The referee asked them to shut their trap from debate as what do Cheonmin peasant children know about anything. Choi Dong Yi argue that the victory is theirs. The referee chase them away & declare the rival the winner. Choi Dong Yi can’t believe that the win is not in their favours as the children said that they never able to savour those cakes. Choi Dong Yi looks at the prize with a cover & she goes to the cakes as the Chang Ma’s team cheers their victory as the referee goes over the present the cakes to the Chang Ma team & open the cover only to finds in its place stones as the children asked what is this.
The referee asked what is happening here then Chang Ma finds that Choi Dong Yi & his team sneaking away with the cakes in their mouth eating away. The referee shouts at them as Choi Dong Yi shouts to her team to make a run as they got found out as Chang Ma sounds the pursue to give chase. Choi Dong Yi tells that her team knows where to meet & asked them to disperse as the Chang Ma chases Choi Dong Yi & Gae Do Ra then hides under the stone bridge to evade Chang Ma & the pursuers. Chang Ma asked his team to disperse to look for them & swear that he will find Choi Dong Yi at all cost & left looking. Choi Dong Yi comes out from her hiding after they left that she doesn’t fear anyone of them. Then she finds Gae Do Ra eating the cakes as Choi Dong Yi tells that he can’t eat anymore as she specially wants to save the cakes for her family to eat. Gae Do Ra apologise that she just allow him to eat just one. Choi Dong Yi said that she shouldn’t have the cat to look after the fish means to leave the cakes under Gae Do Ra’s care, then Jang Ik Heon falls unconsciousness behind Choi Dong Yi as Gae Do Ra gets a shock seeing a bloody Jang Ik Heon & drop his cakes on the ground as Choi Do Yi said that is he crazy to drop the cake as she tries to blow the dirt of the cakes as Gae Do Ra tells that there is a dead body behind her. Choi Dong Yi turns around & surprise to see the unconscious Jang Ik Heon
Choi Dong Yi goes to check his pulse reading as Gae Do Ra panics & tells that is it a corpse & asked her what to do. Choi Dong Yi said that Jang Ik Heon is not dead yet. Choi Dong Yi tells that if a person is alive because there is no sign of lividity in him then Jang Ik Heon grabs Choi Dong Yi’s ankle as she gave a loud scream out of fright. This sends Gae Do Ra runs off calling for help. Choi Dong Yi begs to release her & asked Jang Ik Heon not to harm her . Jang Ik Heon quivers his mouth to say something but too weak to voice as Choi Dong Yi asked what he is saying. Jang Ik Hyeon wants to pass the ornament he took from the rower as Choi Dong Yi asked how is he is when he starts to vomit blood. Jang Ik Heon trying to tells Choi Dong Yi something by making hands gestures but Choi Dong Yi asked him to reserve his strength by not talking that he has vomited a lot of blood. Choi Dong Yi asked Jang Ik Heon to hold on as she goes to finds some help
Choi Dong Yi runs for help but doesn’t know which directions she supposed to go. Meanwhile Jang Ik Hyeon puts his snatch “ornament” into Choi Dong Yi’s straw bag. Choi Dong Yi asking the police to hurry & show them to Jang Ik Heon to tell them that he is going to die soon. The police calls Jang Ik Heon whom by now has expired & lifeless as they check for his breathing & pulse to find that he is dead. Choi Dong Yi said that Jang Ik Heon shouldn’t be as she check for pulse & breathing in Jang Ik Heon as she tells that he was alive when she left him as she wonder why he is dead as she check his vital sign again
In the palace, Oh Tae Seok learns that Jang Ik Hyeon is found dead. The guard report that not only that, in the meantime that the Justice official Yi Ju Yeo & Hang Jung Soo are found dead at Anguk Dong & Gye Dong respectively. Oh Tae Seok asked how can this be happening. The body of the slain officials are examine on the crime scene by the police bureau. Then at the crime scene of Jang Ik Heon the police constable & coroner are examine the body as Choi Dong Yi tells the police constable & coroners that they procedure is wrong as the body that has been submerge into water should be shroud in linen rather than straw, all the evidence will vanish & damaged if it is handle this way, then she tells that they didn’t comb the area for the body’s other artifacts. The police constable slaps Choi Dong Yi to asked what is she muttering about on their police business. Choi Do Yi apologise to the police constable as she just making a comment that they are handling the body in the wrong method in removing the corpse from the scene. The police asked what she is saying as Choi Dong Yi tells that it is said in the Wo Yeon Muk manual of forensic science that a body that has been submerge in water must be handle by shrouding in linen. Choi Dong Yi said look at the body, there is wrinkles in the skin then it will blisters & the skin will start to separate from the body when the weather gets warmer
Determining the time of death of a drowning victim can be a difficult process. Submersion under water, even for a relatively short period of time, decomposes the body quickly and leads to tissue breakdown that makes it harder to determine a time of death
The police asked what does Choi Dong Yi understands, then the police captain comes in to tell that what she say is correct, then the police captain reprimand his subordinate that he doesn’t even know the basic in handling body for forensic & how can he call himself a police constable. The police captain tells the police constable to do as what Choi Dong Yi has suggested. The police constable acknowledged. The police sergeant Hwang Jung Gun said that Choi Dong Yi is an intelligent girl & where did she learn her knowledge from. Choi Dong Yi tells that her father is a coroner. The police sergeant said so it is. The police captain asked whether Choi Dong Yi was the person who discover jang ik Heon’s body. The police sergeant said that she is. The police captain takes Choi Dong Yi aside & asked her to listen very careful to what he is about to say, if she said something correctly then he promise her a reward.
Oh Jan In is the coroner or the corpse examiner, but it is consider a lowly occupation much like the jail keeper
Choi Dong Yi surprise that the police captain mentioned a reward. The police captain said that he will give her a large reward of 5 cents but she needs to tell him thoroughly on what he is about to asked from her. Choi Dong Yi acknowledge. The police captain tells that when Jang Ik Hyeon was alive when she discover him, did he said anything. Choi Dong Yi affirms that he was trying to say something. The police captain is surprise & asked what did he say to her. Choi Dong Yi hesitates as police captain is anxious as he asked Choi Dong Yi to speak up. Choi Dong Yi said that he didn’t utter any sound that he just quivers his mouth. The captain still insisted what Jang Ik Hyeon has said & did he say anything. Choi Dong Yi said that he did say something but she can’t make anything out of it. The police captain said that he thought he has some clues but all comes to a dead end. Choi Dong Yi asked whether she still entitled to the reward that he promise then. The police captain knocks her head that she is of no help at all where will she received the rewards & leaves. The police captain said that he wasted his time coming here. Choi Dong Yi said that she was so close to getting that 5 cents & now it has a burst in a bubble
Then Seo Yong Gil rounded his police force as he asked where are the bodies. The police captain said that they all has been collected in the morgue then Seo Yong Gil asked about whether they has cone off the crime scene to preserve the evidence, the police captain said that they has preserved any trace evidence at crime scene as they need to protect the scene from interference then Seo Yong Gil the cause of death & the time of death. The police sergeant comes to say that the bodies has not perform an primary examination on the bodies for this moment in time….Seo Yong Gil question that they still haven’t. The police sergeant apologise that he will proceed with it right away. Seo Yong Gil asked what is Hwang Jing Gun current position. Hwang Jung Gun said that he is a sergeant Hwang Jung Gun. Seo Yong Gil said that the police sergeant is really slow, incapable & useless. The police captain in this bureau who has given him such an appraisal for his job is a little way out of line in his recommendation. Hwang Jung Gun is surprise as Seo Yong Gil tells that from now onwards he is just a police constable. Hwang Jung Gun asked what does this means as Seo Yong Gil said that person must know where his limitation lies as he asked his assistant that he wants to see the bodies then meanwhile he asked the his assistant to go & look for a person he is seeking for as Hwang Jung Gun plead his case on his recent demotion
Choi Dong Joo leaves the palace as he avoids the palace guard contact. Then a police constable notice him being suspicious at approach him but Choi Dong Yo calls out to her brother as the police constable walk pass him with much relieve as he greets his sister & asked her why she is here. Choi Dong Yi said that she was at the street market to win a race & wanted to return home together with her brother. At home, Choi Dong Joo is surprise at her sister’s outing. Choi Dong Yi related her discovery to her brother as Choi Dong Joo asked whether she was frightened seeing a dead man. Choi Dong Yi tells that their father is a coroner that she has seen so many corpses during his examination, she also has read those forensic books. Then their father Choi Hyo Won brings the meal tray to them & asked them to eat. Choi Dong Joo relay to their father that Choi Dong Yi is indeed brave that he dare to race against a boy that she is really a General
Choi Dong Yi asked what is with being a girl. What is the use of brute strength that they need to use their intelligence that is more important. Choi Hyo Won tells that his daughter is correct, what difference is it being boy or girl; what is it has to comes down is capabilities. Choi Dong Joo said that the girl must conform to being a girl, this si why she never got selected for Mun An Bi. Choi Dong Yi defended that it is not that she can’t qualified. Choi Hyo Won asked what with the Mun An Bi as Choi Dong Joo explains that each new lunar new year the government official will select young girls that they get to wear silks & send greeting to their relatives. Choi Hyo Won remembers that she was suppose to go to the Justice Minister to be selected. Choi Dong Yi conforms that she was failed in the selection. Choi Dong Yi said that this year the Minister wants to select from the Yangmin class & not from the people from Chonmin class that she really wanted to wear silks for Seonal. Choi Hyo Won is sad hearing from his daughter
Mun An Bi are personal telegrams that during Seonal, they send Seonal greeting on someone behalf, like a Seonal telegram
Yangmin are class as commoner. In Joseon 75% of the population belong to this class. It is commonly known as Sangmin but Yangmin is the polite term. Meanwhile the Chonmin are the lowest of the Korean caste society then a step lower is the Baekjeong
Then Choi Dong Yi remembers as she wants her brother & father to taste the cakes. Choi Hyo Won tells that this are honey fried dough twist. Choi Dong Yi said that she snatch this from Chang Ma & asked her father to taste that they are really sweet & asked them to savour. Choi Hyo Won said that they are really expensive. Choi Dong Joo said that with her sister’s fortune that they can savour this cakes. Choi Hyo Won taste it & said it is really delicious. Choi Hyo Won & Choi Dong Joo tucks Choi Dong Yi to sleep as they save the cakes for her. Choi Dong Joo asked his father to rest. Choi Hyo Won said that the incidents in the capital recently is a little distress that he has his worries. Choi Hyo Won said that the high official of the Namin faction are being murdered. Choi Dong Joo said that he has also heard about the matter. Choi Hyo Won wonders who can be so vicious & cruel to be doing this. Choi Dong Joo said that he will secure the doors & return later. Choi Dong Joo leaves as Choi Hyo Won watches over his daughter
Choi Hyo Won takes out his purse pouch as he recalls that Choi Dong Yi giving the purse to him & telling that she took 5 days to embroidery & sew the money pouch for her father & asked her father to always carry this with him at all times. Choi Hyo Won promise that he will carry with him as he smiles while he recalls as he treasure the pouch. Choi Dong Joo takes some fresh air then looks at the sky only to hear some noise as someone is seem lurking at their house premises then Choi Dong Joo attacks the intruder to asked who he is. Seo Yong Gil comes in to ask that he is must be Choi Dong Joo & asked Choi Dong Joo to let the person go as he is his colleague. Choi Hyo Won comes out to greet Seo Yong Gil. Seo Yong Gil tells Choi Hyo Won that it has been a while
Choi Hyo Won follows Seo Yong Gil back as Seo Yong Gil tells Choi Hyo Won that it has been 5 years since they have last met. Choi Hyo Won asked why does Seo Yong Gil want to finds him. Seo Yong Gil laughs that he works in the police bureau, if he wants to locate a coroner, there is no doubt that he will able to find them without effort. Seo Yong Gil question why Choi Hyo Won left without saying a word. Seo Yong Gil said that it is has left a distaste in him that he really wants to find out then really wants to asked the truth from Choi Hyo Won. Choi Hyo Won felt that he has his reason for doing so, that is why he is waiting for Choi Hyo Won to tell him why. Choi Hyo Won tells that Seo Yong Gil must not be to close associate with him as he is a Cheonmin, or else it will tarnish his reputation that he must aware of the consequences. Seo Yong Gil question that in Choi Hyo Won’s eyes whether Seo Yong Gil is the kind of person who placed considerate importance on his reputation. Seo Yong Gil said that Choi Hyo Won is a Cheonmin but however in regards to him at heart, Choi Hyo Won is seen as his teacher. Choi Hyo Won is surprise as Seo Yong Gil walks on & Choi Hyo Won follows
Hwang Jung Gun asked why so late in the night that they has to examine the bodies. The police captain doesn’t know, but he has heard that Seo Yong Gil has personally brought an expert tonight to examine the bodies. Choi Hyo Won goes through the corpses looking for evidence. Hwang Jung Gun said is that the expert that was mentioned is none other just a Cheonmin coroner. Seo Yong Gil asked for the preliminary finding from Choi Hyo Won. Choi Hyo Won said that all the 3 corpses were killed by the slash wounds from a sword then said that the assailant has use a very sharp sword was his stroke were lethal to bring death. Seo Yong Gil said that the police bureau here has report that it has been done by Cheong Bo sword & asked whether it is correct as Choi Hyo Won confirms as accurate. Seo Yong Gil tells that police bureau here is not as useless as he is perceived. Seo Yong Gil asked Choi Hyo Won where he thinks that scene of the crime happened.
Cheon Bo sword is a common use sword carried by most people
Choi Hyo Won said that there is 2 corpses who were killed at the spot where they were found but jagn Ik Heon was killed somewhere else. Seo Yong Gil said that this is what the police bureau has reported but however this is all to that report. The police bureau none has given a clue where Jang Ik Heon could have been killed. The police captain said that the body floated from the river, how can they make an assessment where he was killed by just looking at the body. Seo Yong Gil said there is a possibility, this is why he has called them here as he wish to show them for themselves. Seo Yong Gil asked where was Jang Ik Heon killed. Choi Hyo Won hesitates as Seo Yong Gil asked him to tell then as he definitely will have known where the location is. The police captain tells Seo Yong Gil that Choi Hyo Won is just a lowly coroner, how can he such an assessment. Choi Hyo Won said that the location should be in a boat at Samban jetty. Seo Yong Gil said that how did Choi Hyo Won come to conclude this as Choi Hyo Won heard that Jang Ik Heon loves to fish at dawn. The police captain asked how can Choi Hyo Won be so sure that it is at Samban jetty, there are so many hundred of fishing spots in the capital to fish. Choi Hyo Won said that to fish those kind of bi myeol fish, there aren’t many spots, maybe just in their tens. The corpse has evidence of the scales of bi myeol fish has been found in the palm of his hands. The police are surprise as Choi Hyo Won adds that jang Ik Heon sustain such a slash then falls into the cold river, before he was pushes up to the banks that he could have died but however he still have some breath in him that it is to indicate accurately that when Jang Ik Heon fell into the water, the temperature in the water was warm. Seo Yong Gil queries that the river water’s temperature.
Choi Hyo Won affirms that today the river flow from the south is blowing a warm breeze that the temperature rises because it is spring, that it will indicate that he was on the river that is flowing south side that he will able to fish bi myeol fish, it because of the weather, giving the calculation that in 4 hours to row a boat for 10 ri (miles) & judging on how the flow of the river, it should be in Samban jetty. Seo Yong Gil order the police bureau to go to samban jetty & confirm that facts. The Assistant acknowledge & leaves. Seo Yong Gil concurs that it should be that place
This a concept that dead man don’t tell lies
The search of samban bay where they found Jang Ik Hyeon’s fishing boat. Meanwhile Seo Yong Gil serve tea to Choi Hyo Won telling him that he is serving the tea he likes which is Cha Sul tea. Choi Hyo Won tells Seo Yong Gil that he still can remember. Seo Yong Gil said that seeing him in action today that his perspective of seeing matter defers from others that he has mentioned that he can’t go without Choi Hyo Won as Choi Hyo Won takes his tea. Seo Yong Gil said that these murders are not just a simple open & close murders. Seo Yong Gil said that it is a ploy to kill Yanban class as a motive to operated this murders. Choi Hyo Won apologise to interrupts that Seo Yong Gil have any guess who is behind these murders. Choi Hyo Won said that before he came, Seo Yong Gil already has clue to who may be behinds these murders. This is why, Seo Yong Gil call Choi Hyo Won to come so that it could confirm his suspicion. Seo Yong Gil said that that what Choi Hyo Won said is correct. Seo Yong Gil can half guess who is behind these murders. It may be said that it could be a works of people from the police bureau that can’t be all that certain
The police goes to oh Tae Seok’s residence as Oh Tae Seok asked what is going on here & asked who was the person who order this search. Seo Yong Gil tells that he is the person who ordered as he greets Oh Tae Seok.
Oh Tae Seok is shock what Seo Yong Gil is saying that he might be the next target. Seo Yong Gil said that the 3 prominent members of the Namin faction has been murdered if these 3 member are not longer here then the next will be whom. Seo Yong Gil tells that this is just based on assumptions but they must prepare for counter measures if it happens. Oh Tae Seok said that Seo Yong Gil has now seen this case to eliminate the Namin faction & asked whether he is implying that their nemesis Seoin faction is behind these murders. Oh Tae Seok said that if this is true, he will not tolerate this matter, how can they resort to using murders to defuse political conflicts. Seo Yong Gil said that this is not just the mere works of Seoin faction. There is someone else that instigating the conflicts between the Yanbans. Ph Tae Seok surprise that there is someone else. Seo Yong Gil asked whether Oh Tae Seok ahs heard of a secret organisation that called themselves as Geumgae. Oh Tae Seok obviously has not heard of them as Seo Yong Gil said that it is a Cheonmin secret organisation that operates in the capital with has no fear in death. Seo Yong Gil said that these murders are done by them
Court dances in full force with royal court musician serenading the dancing as Choi Dong Joo is among the musician. Choi Dong Yi waiting outside the palace to see the busy traffic of people coming in & out of the palace, as a group of ladies in fine silk walk pass Choi Do Yi where one of them Seol Hee recognise her as Musician Choi Dong Joo’s younger sister. Choi Dong Yi confirmed that she is. The lady introduce that she is Seol Hee.
Queen Myeongseong of Kim clan, mother of Sukjong announce her arrival as she sees the entertainment before here. Choi Dong Yi finds her way & calls out to his brother who smile in acknowledgment as she enjoy the festive then suddenly the entertainment was interrupt with the cries of royal decree as the palace guard storm into the festivity. The palace guard said that they are here to search for Geumgae conspirators & seek her permission to search the area. Queen Myeongseong asked them to proceed. The palace guard tells that within the palace maids & the musician are said to have Geumgae conspirators that they now conduct a search for them. Choi Dong Joo is worried as the palace guard goes searching the musician & dragging the suspects out of the ensemble. Choi Dong Yi witnessing & asked what is going on as Choi Dong Joo comes behind her &close her mouth from screaming. Choi Dong Yi surprise that it is her brother as Choi Dong Joo hushes her sister to keep quiet & takes her away
Geumgae suspects are being rounded up in houses. Choi Hyo Won seeing the arrest & asking what is happening here. Choi Hyo Won goes to the police bureau to see Seo Yong Gil. Choi Hyo Won tells Seo Yong Gil that the murders of the Yanban are not done by the commoners, it can’t be possible. Seo Yong Gil said that since her has been in the capital, he has been investigating for Geum Gae’s secret society whereabouts. Seo Yong Gil said that the practice swordsmanship that has been helping the slaves to run away. Choi Hyo Won said that he has heard about this Geumgae secret society but he has never heard that this group of people go around murdering Yanban without any reason. Seo Yong Gil said that the crime scene of Choi Hyo Won himself have confirmed they has found evidence there was a tussle with Geumgae. Choi Hyo Won said that Seo Yong Gil just can’t use this to make his assumptions. Seo Yong Gil said show some evidence that this was taken from the search of Geumgae conspirators & asked whether this is even evidence to prove their involvement. Choi Hyo Won is shock
In the temple nearby, Oh Tae seok in the temple praying where Oh Yun greets his Uncle. Oh Tae Seok asked whether the 3 official has now laid to rest on the ground as Oh Yun affirms. Oh Tae Seok leaves the temple as he tells Oh Yun that he was just praying for the peace to the netherworld. Oh tae Seok said that they has all martyr for their Namin faction but however they has been too long holding their position in Namin. Oh Tae Seok said their aspiration of their faction has not been fulfilled but yet these people are so stubborn in their perspectives & if it is not dealt with, it will spell the ends of the Namin faction existence. Oh tae Seok said that when those people are deems useless to the cause then they should know when to retire from the political scene, would have be beneficial. In the end, Oh Tae Seok has to use his own hands to remove them
It looks like Oh Tae Seok was the instigated to killed or remove the top management of his faction, so he can climb up the political ladder
Oh Yun tells Oh Tae Seok that Seo Yong Gil is an efficient police, will he be easily trick with their charades. Oh Tae Seok said when a hand holds a hammer, in front of him only see the eye of the nail, he has been pursuing Geumgae secret society for so long & now the evidence has now pointed to Geumgae, even though how brilliant he is, he will not think of any other alternatives or matter. Ph Tae seok said that they has got hold of the tail therefore they need to pursue according to plan quickly. Oh Yun acknowledge his Uncle instruction. Oh Tae Seok leave the temple
Choi Dong Joo asked his comrades what is the count of their colleagues that has been apprehended. The comrades tells that the total is 12, it is not that there are many who are innocent Cheonmin that has been drag into being suspects of the murder case. Choi Dong Joo said that it is a scheme to trap Geum Gae as some is instigating the conflict between the Yanban & use Geumgae has a scapegoat of blame. Choi Dong Yi said that since the ensemble, her older brother has been acting really strange
Then Chang Ma finally found Choi Dong Yi’s residence as they has caught Gae Do Ra as Gae Do Ra calls out to Choi Dong Yi & asked her to save him that he is really scare. Choi Dong Yi & Gae Do Ra push to the ground & tell Chang Ma is really petty that he comes to her like that. Chang Ma asked then to shut up as they are thieves. Choi Dong Yi asked why she is a thief. This is not called steal as the prize was theirs to take. Chang Ma asked Choi Dong Yi to shut her trap. Gae Do Ra asked Choi Do Yi not to upset Chang Ma or they will get beaten up for sure. Then one of the boy found Choi Dong Yi straw back. Chang Ma throw out the content of her straw bag & the ornament falls out as Chang ma said that it is all there is. Chang Ma takes the ornament & asked what is this then throw it on the ground & asked Gae Do Ra be drag away & tells Choi Do Yi to reimburse the total of 20 pieces of the cakes as he threaten to beat Gae Do Ra, for tit for tat one punch for one cake. Choi Dong Yi tries to give chase then recalls that that Jang Ik Heon was holding the ornament in his hand when she found him.
Choi Dong Yi reads the ornament that it is Uigyeongbu soldiers, Kang Jung Hyeon then Choi Dong Yi runs, she recalls the police captain that if she gives him any important information, he will give her a large rewards that it is 5 cents. Choi Dong Yi tells to herself to asked Gae Do Ra to just endure for a moment. Seo Yong Gil looking through a searched house & finds a common pouch in all the Geumgae suspect that they has searched. His Assistant confirms as Seo Yong Gil finds it strange that why do all of them hide this in their houses. Then a police constable comes to tell there is trouble
Seo Yong Gil returns to finds that the suspect are all being drag to Uigyeongbu. Seo Yong Gil approach his Police Chief & asked what is happening here & tell that the investigation is not over, how can they release the suspect to Uigyeongbu. The police chief doesn’t know what to say as if the suspect goes to Uigyeongbu, it will place charges of treason against them. Seo Yong Gil said that without substantial evidence, they can’t allow this to happened. The police chief is also surprise but the order has been given, & he has no authority power to overwrite the matter
Uigyeongbu is Judiciary court that deals with treason to the Royal household
It seems Oh Yun is behind it as Seo Yong Gil pleas with his police chief that they can’t do this. Choi Dong Yi comes running to the police station that she wants to see Police Captain Jang. The guard at the entrance asked who she want to see. Choi Dong Yi said that she wants to see Police Captain Jang & that she must see him & asked Police Captain Jang is he in. Police Captain Jang asked that the girl really has some evidence that she brought. The guards said that Choi Dong Yi remembers that Jang Ik Heon pass it to her before he died that in his hand he has some ornament. Police Captain Jang is surprise & asked where is Choi Dong Yi now. The guard said that she is standing at the entrance. Police Captain Jang comes to the entrance to find Choi Dong Yi missing & asked the guard where she is that she is not here. The guard said that it is strange that he has asked her to stand here & wait.
Oh Yun is leaving the police bureau when Police Captain Jang comes running & tells him that there is trouble. Oh Yun asked what is it. Oh Yun asked what is the meaning of this, that the girl who found Jang Ik Heon has an ornament of his with her. The guards tells that it looks like an army badge. Oh Yun asked what is going on here. Then the rower Kang Jung Hyeon who is a subordinate of Oh Yun said that he has drops his badge when he went to assassinate Jang Ik Heon, when Kang Jung Hyeon stab jang Ik Heon with the sword, Jang Ik Heon turn around to grip him that jang Ik Heon could have taken his badge away from him before Jang Ik Heon fell into the water. Oh Yun is shock at the blunder as Kang Jung Hyeon as he apologise for his mistake. Kang Jung Hyeon assume that he must have lost it somewhere else.
Oh Yun slaps Kang Jung Hyeon for his blunder as he hits the ground & tells that he is an idiot that he use his blunder as a form of excuse that this is going to create problems for them with his foul ups. Kang Jung Hyeon apologise again as Oh Yun asked him to go & find his badge that he has lost then to deal & silence the Choi Dong Yi as well, if that badge falls on the wrong hands, it will spell the end for them. Oh Yun orders that Kang Jung Hyeon immediately settle Choi Dong Yi at all cost & asked whether he is clear. Kang Jung Hyeon acknowledge. Oh Yun asked how can this be happening
Kang Jung Hyeon desperately looking for Choi Dong Yi in the police bureau as his men goes searching everywhere for her as Kang Jung Hyeon give a description of Choi Dong Yi being a Cheonmin girl seen within the vicinity of the police bureau & asked them to thoroughly search. His men report that they can’t find her. Seo Yong Gil asked if the police bureau a place for them to wander around unauthorized. Seo Yong Gil asked what is the matter this time that they are now going around searching the police bureau so frantically. Kang Jung Hyeon brushes that they are not doing anything. Kang Jung Hyeon said there is some slight problem in transferring the suspects & asked Seo Yong Gil not to be overly concern
Seo Yong Gil said that they are creating disturbance in other people’s premises then in turn tell the resident that not to interfere. It seems that the people from Uigyeongbu don’t know where their jurisdiction lies. Kang Jung Hyeon apologise then excuse that they have urgent matter to attend & will take their leave. Seo Yong Gil stops Kang Jung Hyeon then show his badge to him. Seo Yong Gil asked whether perhaps that they are looking for this badge that they are so frantically trying to find that they are looking so breathless. Seo Yong Gil tells that Uigyeongbu Kang Jung Hyeon that according to him, this badge must belong to him, is he correct to implied & does he know there is someone who has mentioned that before Jang Ik Heon died, he was holding to this badge. Kang Jung Hyeon draws his sword but Seo Yong Gil was quick to succumb him. The police constable surrounds Kang Jung Hyeon & his men
Seo Yong Gil asked what are they waiting for to arrest the men at sight. Oh Yun finds Kang Jung Hyeon being arrested by Seo Yong Gil. Oh Yun tells that they must quickly inform Oh Tae Seok at once over the matter at once. Choi Hyo Won comes to look for Choi Dong Yi. Choi Dong Yi greets her father as Choi Hyo Won asked how did his daughter come to the police bureau. Seo Yong Gil surprise that Choi Dong Yi is Choi Hyo Won’s daughter as Choi Hyo Won affirms
Seo Yong Gil asked Choi Hyo Won & Choi Dong Yi to take a sit in his office. Seo Yong Gil said that on the way to the morgue looking for Choi Hyo Won, he met Choi Dong Yi. Seo Yong Gil never has thought that Choi Dong Yi has the badge in her possession. Seo Yong Gil said that he was too impatient in making his concluding decision that it was so desperate that he has push the matter into Geumgae’s responsibility. Seo Yong Gil asked Choi Dong Gil beside the badge, did by any chance, Jang Ik Heon left any last words. Choi Hyo Won surprise that there are “last words”. Seo Yong Gil tells that Choi Dong Yi mentioned Jang Ik Heon show some hand gesture that to say something. Seo Yong Gil asked Choi Dong Yi to show it to them again. Choi Dong Yi show the hand gesture as this is what Jang Ik Heon did. Seo Yong Gil said that it must be something important that he was trying to tell Choi Dong Yi that he has use this hand gestures that no one can comprehend. Seo Yong Gil said that in his life, he may never comes across an outstanding Cheonmin that amaze him, but this time Choi Dong Yi, Choi Hyo Won’s daughter in turn has really amaze him. Choi Hyo Won bow in thanks as Seo Yong Gil asked Choi Dong Yi is her name. Choi Dong Yi affirms as Seo Yong Gil praise that Choi Dong Yi has done really well. Choi Dong Yi thanked Seo Yong Gil for his praise
Seo Yong Gil said that he will see the police chief, in the meanwhile, he order his assistant to interrogate Kang Jung Hyeon & his men for clues. The assistant acknowledge. Seo Yong Gil asked Choi Hyo Won to investigate on the planted evidence in the Nobo houses. Choi Hyo Won acknowledge. Seo Yong Gil said that this evidence really will involve a few high officials in the government. It is maybe what Jang Ik Heon was trying to refer to. Choi Hyo Won said that he will do his best in effort to investigate the matter. Seo Yong Gil said that he depends on Choi Hyo Won on this. Seo Yong Gil said that Choi Hyo Won & his daughter has done them a great service & thanked them with gratitude. Seo Yong Gil leaves as Police Captain Jang looks from a distance
Oh Tae Seok said that the matter has come to this. Oh Yun apologise to his Uncle that this incident was beyond control. Oh Tae Seok said that it is not it, that it is indeed can’t be foreseen, it is because the world is create as such. The arrow doesn’t have to come from the frontal direction, sometime occasionally it may come from your back therefore they don’t need to worry or be anxious, if the look at matter negatively, it will only instill fear in them. Oh Tae Seok said that they need to calm themselves, then one by one, they will kick away the stumbling blocks. Oh Tae Seok said that they have time as their allied & they must not forget this focal point
Choi Hyo Won tells his daughter that it is already late in the night, will she able to finds her way home. Choi Dong Yi asked her father not to worry as who is she, she is none other than Choi Hyo Won’s daughter, Choi Dong Yi. Choi Hyo Won asked her to go home quickly. Choi Dong Yi asked her father to come home soon as Choi Hyo Won nods & Choi Dong Yi wants her father to give her a pinky promise as he promise her. Choi Dong Yi takes her leave. Choi Hyo Won sends off his daughter & asked her to be careful
Choi Dong Yi buys & packs 30 of the cakes as she can give them 20 cakes & leave 10 for herself then she bumps into a soothsayer Kim Heon as he calls Choi Dong Yi & asked her where she is going. Choi Dong Yi asked whether Kim Heon is referring to her as Kim Heon repeats his question to asked where she is going. Choi Dong Yi said that she is going to Banchon village & asked what he needs to asked. Kim Heon asked Choi Dong Yi not to go into the small route towards Jang Sou village & asked her to take the main route where they is a lot of pedestrian traffic around. Choi Dong Yi asked why she have to. Kim Heon said that didn’t she buy so many of the cakes & afraid that someone might snatch it away. Choi Dong Yi understands & thanked his advice & leaves. The student asked his teacher what is the matter that he has takes an attention on Choi Dong Yi. Kim Heon said that it is nothing but today, Choi Dong Yi has an aura of kill that is surrounding her. His student is surprise. Kim Heon sighs that maybe his practice has end its limits, how can he sees from a Cheonmin in her future there will be an aura of Cheon Eul Gwi In, a greatness will bestowed in her & he can’t believe himself what he is seeing
Cheon Eul Gwi In is a person who natal’s notes is being destined to have heaven’s bestowed & favours to greatness
Choi Hyo Won walks home as someone is following in pursuit. Seo Yong Gil comes in & doesn’t see Choi Hyo Won as he asked around if the police have seen Choi Hyo Won then someone cries for help then Seo Ying Gil comes to investigate to see that Kang Jung Hyeon has been killed. Seo Yong Gil asked that he is Kang Jung Hyeon. Seo Yong Gil asked the Hwang Jing Gun what has happened. Hwang Jung Gun tells that he is not sure. When he received the order to transfer the prisoner, he finds him dead in the cell. Seo Yong Gil express how can this be happening. Choi Hyo Won finds that someone is following him then he makes a run for it then Choi Hyo Won is surrounded by mask men as they draws swords as one call to kill him. Choi Hyo Won starts to fends them off as Geumgae comes to aid Choi Hyo Won from the attackers & defeat them until the attacks has to flee the scene. Cha Cheon Soo reveal himself to Choi Hyo Won. Cha Cheon Soo asked Choi Hyo Won what is going on here, how can this people attack Choi Hyo Won then Choi Hyo Won realise that his daughter might be in danger. Cha Cheon Soo is shock
Choi Dong Yi skip her way home that someone comes out from her house to asked whether she is Choi Hyo Won’s daughter. Choi Dong Yi said she is & who might the stranger be. Choi Hyo Won is running home as fast as he can then reaches home to calls out for Choi Dong Yi & finds that she is not home as Cha Cheon Soo runs in to say that the village vicinity, he can’t finds Choi Dong Yi whereabouts. Choi Hyo Won tells Cha Cheon Soo to inform the group immediately
The gathering of Geumgae members in the cave. Choi Dong Yi is brought to a house as she marvels at her surrounding. Then Geumgae members make way for their leader arrival. Geumgae leader walks up as the members bows to him in respect. It is none other than Choi Hyo Won. In the room where Choi Dong Yi is kept then the door opens & she is surprise at the person at the door
Choi Dong Yi kidnap on her way home
Someone: Who are you, really…..this group of soldier….what is it really that who dare to capture this girl. Did you hear what I have said
A wanted poster of Choi Dong Yi & Choi Hyo Won
Someone: She is the daughter of the man who has killed a soldier
Cha Cheon Soo is shock to see the poster on the wall
Seo Yong Gil show the poster & asking Oh Yun
Seo Yong Gil: What is the meaning of this, I am asking what your reason behind this
Choi Dong Yi looking at the mirror
Someone: Who is she?…She is the daughter of the accused coroner
Choi Dong Yi tries to run away
Someone: Wait! Where do you think you are going?
Seo Yong Gil begs his father
Seo Yong Gil: This case needs to get retrial, please help me on this, Father
Choi Dong Yi goes to meet Oh Tae Seok
Oh Tae Seok: What is the name of your father?
Choi Dong Yi just smile
Someone: The mountain hideout has been penetrated by them,….. it is a trap
Seo Yong Gil father gets killed
Choi Hyo Won is surrounded
Someone passing something to Seo Yong Gil
Someone: This is the 2nd evidence
Choi Dong Yi sneaking around
Someone: She is just merely a girl
The capital is being attack
Someone: it is because of Geumgae that the capital is in chaos
Oh Yun: This is done by Geumgae
Choi Hyo Won & Choi Dong Joo is being arrested
Choi Dong Yi: Father!!!
Kim Heon: This is going to be a blood bath…..this girl’s tragedy hasn’t start to begin yet
They really have a great choral in Lee Byung Hun direction of OST similiar to the Onara
Background to history :
In the Joseon Royal Tomb, the characters of Dong Yi are buried. Myeongneung (明陵) is the royal tomb of the 19th King Sukjong (1661-1720) of the Joseon Dynasty & his 2nd Queen Consort or principal wife, Queen Inhyeon (1667-1700) and his 3rd principal wife, Queen Inwon (1687-1757), from the Gim family, married Sukjong went she was 15 years old after Inhyeon’s death in 1702. She survive smallpox at 1711, then she became Dowager Queen (Wangdaebi) after her husband’s death in 1720, and Daewangdaebi in 1724 after Gyeongjong son by Royal Consort Jang Hee-bin dies & Yeongjo son by Royal Consort Choi Suk Bin, whom she favoured, became King. She had no children and died in 1757 at age of 70. The years of King Sukjong were filled with the greatest turbulence in political power in the history of the Joseon Dynasty, and fierce competition was under way among political factions. However, King Sukjong strengthened royal powers and almost completed the work to restore and improve the overall social systems. Queen Ingyeong, the 1st principal wife & Queen Consort of King Sukjong, is laid separately in the Ingneung, located inside of the Seooreung. Queen Ingyeong died of smallpox at the age of 20 in 1680. It means that she has already passed away in this drama as the drama take up at the year 168. Jang Hee Bin, the mother of King Gyeongjong, and Choi Suk Bin, the mother of King Yeongjo, were Royal Consort of King Sukjong therefore they can’t be buried with Sukjong. Remember in Yi San, Song Seon Yeon who was Royal Consort Eui Bin didn’t get buried with Jeongjo but was buried with her son Crown Prince Munhyo in Hyochangwon at Seosamneung. Queen Inhyeon became his second lawful wife in 1681. She was dethroned because of a false accusation by Jang Hee Bin, but was restored again with the Gapsulhwanguk (甲戌換局, the incident through which the Namin faction lost the power and the Seoron and the Noron factions returned to the government. She died in the 26th year of King Sukjong from an unknown disease. The third lawful wife, Queen Inwon, was installed as Queen in 1702 and died in 1757
Take note that Neung are classified as King tomb, where else Won are for Crown Princes. Myo are for other royals
Daebinmyo is the royal tomb of Jang Hee Bin or just Hee Bin (禧嬪, died 1701) from the Jang family. She was a royal concubine of the 19th King Sukjong of the Joseon Dynasty and the mother of King Gyeongjong. Jang Hee Bin entered the palace at a young age as a court lady, and won King Sukjong’s favour. In 1686 (the 12th year of King Sukjong), she became Sukwon (淑媛), a rank given to a Royal Concubine, and delivered Prince Yun later King Gyeongjong in 1688. In the following year, when King Sukjong invested Prince Yun as a lawful son turning down an objection from Song Si Yeol & the Seoin (西人), a political faction during the reign of Sukjong, she was raised to be the 1st rank lady of a court, Hee Bin. In the same year, the Namin (南人), a political faction split from the Dongin (Easterners) came into political power with the Gisahwanguk incident (己巳換局, massacre of the intellect scholars) & Queen Inhyeon (仁顯王后) was deposed. When Prince Yun was invested as the Crown Prince, Jang hee Bin was installed as Queen. In 1694, the Namin rose in rebellion against the King Sukjong & with the restoration movement of Queen Inhyeon spur by the Seoin as a momentum. However, King Sukjong eliminated the Namin and made the Seoin faction to return to power again. With the restoration of Queen Inhyeon, Jang Hee Bin was demoted to her former rank as Hee Bin. When the Queen Myeongseong, mother of Sukjong died of a disease in 1701, Jang Hee Bin was impeached by the Seoin for the crime of falsely accusing Queen Inhyeon & received a death sentence by poison. Since then, King Sukjong prohibited elevating the Bin (Royal Consort) to the Queen Consort by law. She was originally entombed in Munhyeong-ri Opo-myeon Gwangju-gun Gyeonggi-do. Her tomb was moved to its current place in 1969.
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