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  1. My husband who watches TLE with me asked me why I looked so upset on Friday evening. After hearing about the big mess up about CJH not going to appear in the last 2 episodes and he looked at me with an incredulous expression and said”what is going to happen to Na Wang Shik and his revenge?.. the drama started with his mom and him seeking justice and is this the end??? this statement would ring true to anyone who have been following the series. Right from the moment WS took the bullet in his head, the writer had sealed his fate and started the story of WS surviving and planning his way into the palace to seek vengeance. At this late stage, every character in this show has an arc and proper closure. Even KJS (YR’s fiancé} has a story and a reason to exist in the drama. It would truly be an injustice to the character of WS if the writer leaves him MIA and justice not served. What I meant by injustice 1.Not getting the apology from LH in person for running her down and abandoning her after the accident 2. All his efforts of Planning/strategizing and being an ally to Sunny for the entire story only to leave her at the end to fight it on her own 3. Always on the receiving end of the constant beating/torture of the imperial family and losing his identity for the entire drama with the exception of the last episode. i just do not know how the writer will spin the story to end the WS’s arc. She has gone too far in the storyline to make this work. 1. What made it impossible is that WS came back appointed as an investigator to unearth the corruption of the imperial family. It will be odd that this was introduced in epi48 together with the empress Eun and disappear with no reports. 2. there is no way the writer will make him work behind the scenes to investigate it privately. He is the one the pivotal character in bringing down this family. 3. Even if he has to die, they need to connect the dots as to what happened to him on the island. He had escaped death in the entire series with so many beatings and he dies in the hands of some workers/thugs in the island!!... hmm.. that will be hard to believe 4. it is also quite impossible to send him for surgery after collapsing from overdose of inhaling poppy flowers.. I am hoping that they had film extra footages to connect all the dots and give him a proper closure. as for LH, I am sorry to say this but until today, he has not shown any remorse in the bad deeds he has done with the exception of trying to keep Sunny by his side. I totally love the last words that WS says to his face..” after going through a near death experience , you still did not change.” It just shows that one cannot fix people. You are a living proof” And yes.. I agree with what @katakwasabi and @flutterby06 plus many of your comments in this forum, the writers, please be consistent what you want LH to be. If the end game is for him to be redeemed, show that to the audience now and not just focus on how he wants to protect Sunny from ED and the nanny. Having said that, LH should not be let off so easily as well AND.. I would want LH to kneel in front of WS to beg for forgiveness even in front of his grave (if WS has to die) Having grand ED’s suicide is another stupid twist. Sunny has to bear the consequences of her death..the reason for her stay in the palace to uncover the mysterious death is really in vain. show me what you have writer Kim!
  2. Yes.. I am still in for the last lap! I would like to see how the story ends esp with KH, ED and the never fail to amaze me MYR. I have never watched any drama from this writer and now I think I understand what makjang is. after going through 3 plus months of roller coaster ride. seriously, if they bring back old Rocky bear to act as WS, I will laugh like crazy as I did mention once that I am picturing a fat WS eating happily with DS and Sunny at the end of the drama. jokes aside, though I am disappointed not to see the dashing CJH as WS till the end but I pray that the writer gives him a good closure. I am definitely going to miss the interaction of WS and LH as every scene of theirs is so explosive especially In the last few episodes. To me the most satisfying part of TLE this week is WS getting back his identity and need not use WB anymore! And I totally love the trio JNR,CJH and SSR esp in the BTS. I don’t believe there is any bad feelings and I will still put my faith in this writer (although she annoys and frustrates me like crazy) to close this beautifully
  3. I am very disappointed to hear the news today. Why bother to extend if there is a conflict in the schedule especially for such an important character in the drama. I don’t know when they decided on the extension. We only had 1 episode last week.. therefore the original epi 24 was supposed to end on Wednesday this week if the extension did not happen. I am pretty sure this was all filmed prior to the lunar new year week. It does not make sense to bring WS back into the palace as an inspector if this schedule has not been worked out. I believe there could be more than a schedule conflict but again I do not wish to speculate. I accept and respect the decision of the team and I will continue to think positive that the writer will explain nicely what happened to him. I am also hoping as what @Lmangla mentioned that he went for a surgery and appear later or better still the original pleasantly round WS re appears. To be honest I don’t think I can accept the ending as he disappeared and died without even completimg his revenge nor can I accept that LH suddenly flips to be good again. Sunny ending up with LH was never even crossed my mind right from the beginning. The character an of WS/Wb suffered too much in TLE. It would have been more acceptable to me if they killed his character off in the face off with LH in epi 45-46 and have Sunny continued his revenge. the writer is seriously annoying me now. This could have been wrapped up nicely in 48 episodes. One of the biggest reason for Sunny to stay in the palace and go through all this suffering was to clear her name and find out the true murderer of GED. Having GED killing herself just makes Sunny’s quest to be in vain. CJH has been phenomenal in portraying the role of WS/WB so well. This is one of the most challenging character he has ever played and every scene he acted in is so on point.when he came back as an inspector of audit, he brought in another facet of wangshik.. a more mature and calm. I am really really sad to see him go.
  4. I have not watched last nite’s episode but have been reading the comments her and twitter. I am so excited as it seems to be getting more intense. New stills below. Looks like uri Wang Shik will be back in the palace with an ally (I hope) and could be as a bodyguard too! (Saw that tiny badge on the lapel of his coat). Gosh! He just looks so handsome here This will send ED and LH to another fit I suppose. And definitely cause an uproar again in the palace. Hopefully she will help bring this corrupted family down. She was so evil in Devilish joy acting as CJH ‘s aunt Has the old grandmother make her entrance last evening? I did not seem to read it anywhere. and I wonder how will SJ react when she sees her Bin i guess no preview too
  5. Oh my!.. looks like writer -nim made LH to the point of no return. It’s no wonder that WS/WB told Sunny that he cannot leave the palace, otherwise she will be in trouble.. sigh.. Sunny is in BIG trouble. ED most likely inprisonned Sunny in the chamber... LH looks like he is going bonkers.. fate of WS/WB unknown.. and as many of you all said, the most evil women/mothers on earth are still alive and kicking plus gaining the upper hand.. i also wonder whose pic is LH burning where is Byun and his army??,, has anyone ever wondered why he never took action for 7 long years since he is daughter died mysteriously .. sigh.. he better be the real Jedi master here and rescue WS and Sunny.. LONG TIME NO SEE.. gosh.. those 4 words from the old grand mama and seeing ED hiding behind the table had me laughing so bad.. who is she??? i was really curious about the title of this drama.. many of us assumed that it meant the Last empress but when I looked for the translation, it really means the dignity of the empress or empress dignity.. after watching 22 episodes, this title is more meaningful and to me it really means both SH and Sunny. as we are nearing the end of TLE. There are still unanswered questions: what is KJS’s role and when is his memory going to return??.. that secretive island!... GED muderer(s). The list goes on and on...including the fate of SJ and Ari.. plus MYR. I still do not trust her! I really want to see a satisfying ending and not rushed. No more plot twists please!!! Let the evils be punished and the good guys walk out of this palace with dignity and live in peace
  6. I didn’t have the time to watch the last 2 spisodes and just caught snippets here and there. Have been busy this week. thank you to our great recappers in my previous posts last week, I mentioned that I was curious to see how LH would react when he finds out that his most trusted dongsaeng and Empress have been working together and that their caring and liking of each other is not 1 sided. Deep down I knew he would turn ballistic but I had a glimmer of hope that after being close with Sunny, he would at least stop to think before he acted. I was flabbergasted that he actually snapped and almost choked his wife to death and have WB beaten and tortured. He had that murderous look in his eyes!. This just proves one thing which many of you have commented on. He will go after anyone who betrays his trust whether it is someone whom he loves or his close aids. He did exactly the same to the late empress SH and now Sunny. I believe there was only 1 person that he truly loved and that was SH and not Sunny. He was starving for love after he realizes how manipulative his mom is and Sunny was not an easy person to succumb to his whims and fancies unlike other women. The cliffhanger was one of the best scenes. I was wondering how WB’s identity will be revealed and had wished LH knows it directly from WS/WB.. well.. looks like I got my wish answered and I was screaming with my hand over my mouth. This is what I have been waiting for and it was done so well. Kudos to both CJH and SSR for bringing out the true feelings of WS and LH at that moment. i do not know how WS is going to get out of this but I pray that DS will not be witnessing any of the torture his “brother”has to go through. I don’t blame WS for acting rash here as he is right when he told MYR that DS will forever be his brother despite of what others may say. I do not think he had a choice. If he had listened to Sunny and YR and left DS in the hands of the imperial family, he would have regretted his decision and probably kill himself if something happened to DS. it is nearing the end and perhaps this is the reverse twist the writer was doing. She had put in many scenes of LH taking baby steps to walk towards the right path but ultimately when one faces the biggest challenge in his/her life, it is a CHOICE that he or she makes. In this case, LH chose to walk a different direction. All the characters in TLE were put to test many times.. YR, ED and KH all chose to ignore doing what is right because they had the power. ED said. “The imperial family has no sins” ( so absurd!!!) I am really looking forward to see how both Sunny and WB brings down the imperial family. one of the very special moments for me was when WS donated the money stolen from the imperial family to all the victims. He truly wanted the victims to get justice and these are strangers whta at will be ending be.?.to be honest, I do not know. Of course I would love to see WS be happy again with whom he loves even if his life is short. Those moments will be precious to him and also give strengths to those who are left behind This is one Kdrama that has me hooked since November and I cannot believe the time flew by so quickly. I like to take a moment here to thank all the chingus in this forum thread. This is one that I do not see any big fights and all contributors are free to share their thoughts. Thank you for making a newbie like me feel comfortable and not worried at all to share my thoughts
  7. @flutterby06. It’s hard to predict anymore from just looking at released stills. . This writer has been so good at giving the audience surprises be it bad or good. Even previews can be misleading. But I will try..hehe. 1. Sunny breaking the news to the guards that WB is arrested for suspicion of attempted murder and she promises to get him out and reassures them that he is innocent 2. As @laivla mentioned, Sunny finds out sadly that the guards have been instructed by WB to protect her even if he is not around 3. SUnny preparing the guards for a showdown with ED and villians and as WB is not around , she takes over in command well chingus.. almost time.. let’s enjoy TLE to the fullest
  8. Gosh.. so many versions of the translation. WB is arrested as a suspect for GED or Yoon???.. very confused now. Now with Dongshik out of the picture, to make WB run like that in the preview is either Sunny or Byun. Whoever it is, the villains most likely threaten their lives to lure WB out. the person whom I want to hear call Oppa is definitely not SKH.. SIGH.. why is the writer toying with our emotions
  9. Highly recommended for folks who wishes to watch to TLE, please consider the following 1. A Damn strong heart 2. Do not use logic to watch.. go with the flow 3. Watch with someone whom you can either vent your frustration or laugh together. Otherwise your poor brain cannot take it 4. Do not watch in front of your kids.. you may accidentally curse and swear 5. Never ever predict the next episode . you can never beat the writer! jokes aside.. at this late stage we still have new revelations and plot twists!.. is she going to wait till the last episode to wrap everything up. Nothing seems to have closed yet.. GED death... WS revenge.. the mysterious island and it’s secret and now even Yoon may die and WS get framed???. To think that most of us were just talking about Hyuk or Sunny getting framed for the attempted( ?) murder the agony of waiting till Thursday.. sigh
  10. Ok chingus!.. take A DEEP breath and brace yourselves. I cannot seem to find the entire preview but only saw parts and read parts of it . It seems there are more plot twists and surprises!!!there is preview on naver but I do not have viewing rights in my country.
  11. CJH injury was just a day before the press conference. It was during the initial stages of filming an action scene. Appparently they has to ice down his facial swelling. https://www.soompi.com/article/1265675wpp/choi-jin-hyuk-gets-injured-set-last-empress-agency-shares-update-status i think that is why during the first few episodes of drama some people have commented that his face looks swollen.
  12. Na Wangshik& Na Dongshik. Love their bonding on screen and off screen. they deserve all the happiness cr. Instagram post from Hankyul_oh0601 LOL at this interview.. CJH &Wangshik are quite alike. He gains weight when he eats! whole interview through this link https://twitter.com/choijinhyuklove/status/1091658921079521280?s=21 cr. @choijinhyuklove
  13. @flutterby06 here you go.. lyrics for TLE OST part 3 “ Express My Heart” cr. https://popgasa.com/2019/01/02/kei-lovelyz-express-my-heart-마음을-전하면-the-last-empress-ost-part-3/ The world is still so quiet As if nothing happened at all I’m still under the warm covers, dreaming Let me be a little more lazy The sunlight fills the room, I feel refreshed As if it’s singing a good song for me I’m so relieved that I met you With these small lips, I’m remember you today Like a lie, my time goes by too quickly Ever since I first met you If I had to express my world with my heart You and I, I can draw us out Becoming one The word love isn’t enough We look so beautiful in your eyes At the end of a long day, we can lean on each other I love you today Like a lie, my time goes by too quickly Ever since I first met you If I had to express my world with my heart You and I, I can draw us out Becoming one I want to color the white world with you Let’s go together I’m closing my eyes Slowly trying to tell you my heart Forever stay with me The last quarter moon rises tonight It’s so beautiful I want to hold your hand and follow the moon If I had to express my world with my heart You and I, I can draw us out Becoming one OST 3 is indeed beautiful. OST 5 has such a sad tone compared to this. yes.. I miss their teamwork too. With only 3 more (1 hr) episodes to go I guess we will never see Sunny visiting WB to find out how he is.. we will probably be shown the miraculous recovery of WB very quickly and he will be up on his feet in no time. to be honest, I do not want YR or SJ to tell LH about Sunny /WB relationship. nothing is impactful as LH seeing them together himself and learning that they have been working together plus his dongsaeng is WS. I know it sounds cruel but I feel it is necessary for him to experience the loss of the 2 people that he love and trust. But again we do not know what writer- Nim is going to do. It is all in her hands.
  14. Haha.. in total agreement!.. the expressions on ED’s face is priceless. I am beginning to see flashes of the old WS.. who cares what LH and ED thinks!.. actually I was waiting to hear,.. I was merely following your orders to make the Empress mine and my dear emperor said it does not matter and there isn’t any part that you will fall for her... hahahahahaha
  15. TLE does not make its audience take a breath!.. it’s definitely getting more intense and i am actually holding my breath to see when this runaway train is going to stop!. the imperial castle is beginning to crumble and Many secrets/truth are being revealed. This writer is really good at keeping the audience guessing what is going to happen next. However, I am beginning to see that the villains will be punished and good will triumphed. It is really about justice and repentance as @Lmangla rightly pointed out when she described the writing style of writer Kim. Hopefully she stays true and not change her scripts! there are 3 particular scenes that caught my attention 1. Wb telling LH to let Sunny go if he really loves her. And it did hit the emperor real bad. LH only thought of keeping Sunny by his side and making her accept him is the way to protect her. He finally realizes it later but how will he repsond to it, we do not know. Right how he is telling himself maybe it is best to let her go but I am really interested to see what happens when he finds out that the feelings between WB/Sunny are not 1 sided and the identity of Wb is revealed. Letting go is a form of loving her as well and protecting her. That is the diff between WB’s love for Sunny vs the emperor 2. Sunny telling LH to act as an emperor and not just be one. More importantly she told him to stand up and not keep silent as the latter is also a crime. Kudos to the writer for adding this very important message to LH. Again .. I would like to see LH take that into action. Only then he can learn to be a better person 3.last but not least is the heartbreaking scene of WS/WB mom’s telling her son to stop hurting and not follow the path of YR. this is all about learning to forgive. Every character in this show uses one another for their gain and what is important is whether one realizes the damage and hurt he/she has done and pulls back/ repent and seek forgiveness . I am glad that WB stopped using SJ and apologized to her...the faster the better so that it does not drag. I am hoping that LH will get there one day... admitting that he is wrong and accept responsibility This definitely did not even cross the mind of the 3 evil women. Even MYR who has faced death so many times and yet she crawls her way back by hopping onto the more powerful camp. It does not even matter if she were enemies with that person before. Boy!.. she really goaded WS to strangle her and almost hit her with a rock when she still insists that his mom was wrong and Deserved to be killed. Although it seems odd we do not get many WB/Sunny scenes and instead more of LH acting cute ( I swear that it gives me goosebumps each time), if one looks at this weeks episode, there are subtle reminders that the two of them do care deeply for one another and the writer is constantly reminding us that Sunny does not have feelings for Hyuk or forgiven him yet. I love the way how the director/ writer added in the scene where the stars display from WB was still hanging outside the empress chamber though the light has gone out. AND LH saw it! In addition, the way Sunny hesitated in answering princess SJ if WB meant anything to her. + of course her lurking around the pillar with a worried expression when WB was hurt badly by ED i am still hopeful that the writer will wrap this up nicely and am looking forward to next week. This time no WB to be around to investigate with her. I actually miss seeing them working together...hopefully he recovers. he really gets beaten in almost every episode I would like to share the english translation of the oST 5 only one day. This is exactly the unspoken feelings of our main OTP My heart is shaking No matter how much I pretend it’s not When I close my eyes, I think of you And it makes it harder When you turned around, why did you look so sad? I’m right next to you Look at me, just for one day I’ll embrace your aching heart My heart is filled with you My feelings keep growing, what do I do? Don’t be in pain, turn around for a moment I’m right here Look at me, just for one day I’ll embrace your aching heart My heart is filled with you My feelings keep growing, what do I do? Slowly come to me If only I could feel your breath for a moment Even if only pain remains, the memories are so precious Words I could never tell you: I love you Come into my arms, just for one day I don’t care if I’m just a passing person to you My love is strong for you I’ll be a ray of light to make you smile Just for one day