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  1. What. Did it really just end? I’m so confuse.d please please someone explain to me everything.
  2. May becoming from bias here, but I feel like uri OTPs new dramas don’t have the same sizzling chemistry with their leads like they did with each other. SH is amazing in his current drama hero, but I just don’t see the same fondness in his eyes and smile like he had in INAR. Same with SB, she was spectacular in WSL but (do not read if you don’t want to know the end of stars land) Please kdrama gods! I pray you cast these two again in a new show together, PLEASE!!!!!!
  3. Usually I wait till a show is 6 or so episodes in if I’m gonna watch a currently airing show. But I couldn’t resist starting this since day 1 last week. With the momentum of the story right now, I love where it is going and I hope it keeps up this pace. https://imgur.com/a/wDPN8CS fellow theorists unite!! I screenshotted this in ep 3 in the scene when the queen is given some tea to ‘help her sleep’ and it is then focused on this tea(?) box. Not sure if it’s the designs or the tea itself (like maybe it’s the same kind of drug king smokes in his pipe). Was wondering what you guys thought of this because this detail stuck out to me and I need some input!
  4. I wonder if CSH will buy the playground chaebol style before it’s demolished. Or more like hope she does.
  5. Could it be the island is for human traficking? That’s where she gets all her milk for the baths and maybe also the ‘awful smell flowers’ is a plant from the island.p so it also has some kind of vegetation for a unique flower.
  6. I think we all unanimously agree to disagree with the never comments about shipping LH and SN. Along with everything he’s done to her, there’s also the fact that he is responsible for her mother’s death and in most kdramas a dynamic like that is taboo. Not that has stopped leads in the past but these two episodes felt like SN and WB were getting closer as LH and her drifted more apart now that she knows his involvement with her mother’s death. At the same time, I think this just makes his ‘love’ (I use that loosely because it’s a debate if he’s even capable of that) stronger for her because he wants what he can’t have, especially now that his bestie is doting after her. He knows he can’t be mad at SN like he was at SH because this time it was him who pushed the man to seduce the empress. Even if knetz viewers are supporting the LH-SN ship , I don’t think writers would even have enough time to switch everything around, we are more than 2/3 past the drama and it would be absolutely absurd if SN has a sudden change of heart (not that this show has ever strayed away from the absurd ) who was that guy that approached YR in mental hospital??
  7. I don’t think it’s healthy for SH to remain as CEO. Yes the hotel was everything to her after the divorce, but that was before she met JH, who is now her everything. And I’m not saying she should throw away everything she worked for for a man, on the contrary I’m saying that now that she has found something more important meaningful than the hotel, she should become her true self and pursue what makes her happy and truly flourish. Seeing her glance at her CEO name tag, and stare at the blank spot where she had to sign, and flashing back to the times she described her history with this hotel, shows to me that until she met JH, being CEO helped her pass time and endure living in this world she never wanted to really be apart of in the first place. But now she shaving second thoughts about it all. Is this really what she wants? Or what she thought she wanted because she had been forced into a marriage and maybe this hotel was her way to rptoect herself and feel powerful in such a powerless situation? Yet now that she has JH who has helped her erase the fear within her, she doesn’t need the hotel anymore or the CEO position. I could see her running an art gallery. And succeeding effortlessly seeing how amazing she’s been as CEO. If she remains CEO till the end, that’s fine too, but this evil MIl and annoying ex hubby have a lot of redeeming to do.
  8. The dramas potential went to waste. We are near the end, but I have yet so see the detective consult BYW for advice in the psychopaths he’s after for cases. And the main villain is mediocre at best (compared to some of the big baddies i’ve Seen on Black, switch, players, etc that set the bar high for evil. If he was gonna be the main villain, at least ave some big boss behind him or another layer of story than just depending on the other bad detective and money. After a point it just becomes ridiculous how JM is still alive and free after so many injuries and run in with police.) don’t get me wrong. Love show and characters, just wish that there had been more originality and twists to show.
  9. @bebebisous33 they also both have places in their room that they put the gifts they got from each other.
  10. @bebebisous33 what I love about the leads are that they are both creative in their own right. SH loves art and JH loves literature. What’s fascinating is this is embodied in the drama itself with the mystical art we see at the beginning of each ep and through SH’s collection, as well as the poetry and when JH quotes a work he is reading. This adds to the depth within the drama. Because it is not just the sense of the story, but the character themselves.
  11. Honestly after this weekend I started to have a sliver of doubt if maybe the loan shark is actually in love with her....all those times he bullied her cause of the debt maybe was because he was hoping she’d become so desperate she’d offer herself to him to compensate the debt (like I’ve seen in past kdramas like when a man falls in love where the lead dynamic is debtor x loan shark). I think vanity to him was that HR and her sister were always drawn to the flashy jewelry, elegant fashion and prestigious lifestyle of the rich. Beyond just ambition or greed, they See the value in money over poverty. Even a simple life with no money problems but being like middle class wouldn’t be enough. They want to be amongst chaebols and all that. Obviously it seems that he knew the sisters since young since he commented about how they were like this even when the girls were kids..I am curious what the history is though and why he treated her so badly in the beginning of the show if they went way back with each other. Hrs sister could be the one the secretary and grandpa were talking about in reference to hyung’s personal life. What a turn of events if HR with end up joining hands with IJs sister in law to get revenge on her husband (since now she’s familiar with masseuse friends and they seem to be in good terms, I would lov to see this alliance...just please more woman working together instead of fighting each other please???). I think the sister in law was so upset with the chairman not because she didn’t know what he did, but that he said it so brazenly in front of her like he did nothing wrong and has no shame for it (even though because of his actions she’s been treated horribly by his family because she’s broke when it’s really all their fault!) unless yes maybe this was first time she got truth even after bugging whole house. Who knows. But looks like there’s more than one person out for revenge with this family i bet you it was the other way around. Hyung was obsessed with Hrs sister (maybe like a little kid with their toy, not real love) (wasn’t it also interesting how when he heard Hrs full name something rung a bell? Like the last name stuck out to him? Also I don’t think show would mention this girl and everything if it wasn’t all connected and tied together). Chairman got rid of her so there would be no mishaps for hyung. Maybe she found out some dark company secret and wanted to expose it. Or expose hyung cause he was bothering so much like harassing her so she had no choice but to resort to taking it to media and chairman did something before she’d do that (IJ got involved cause it would mean the company get damaged or something so whatever he did was for company). now we may wonder...how did HRs sister and IJs hyung know each other? We find out that Hrs sister had been taking care of Hrs Italy expenses. How? Well taking a little idea from the show Time, the sister is a hostess/call girl. And he was one of her clients. so I mentioned I think IJ might still end up marrying SH. Of course it will be against his own will. We know how scary the chairman is. And as much as HR may be sincere with IJ within her impure intentions to reach the top, I could imagine the chairman taking her hostage and putting her on the phone with IJ, threatening her to tell him to marry SH or else she dies. And she goes along with it to survive, maybe not being as upset as she would be if she actually were fully in love with IJ or a naive female lead like some in these melo makjangs. Either way, IJ might marry SH for the same reason SH May have banadoned her kid and JTO. To protect them from the elders.
  12. I absolutely love the actress of the female lead. I dunno if it’s just me, but I feel like she has really made the character come to life even though I haven’t seen her play a cold character like this before. She impresses me because I have noticed the subtle changes in SH since the video call. Smiling more, less serious, etc.This brings me to believe that by the end of the drama, she will have been a whole new person, happy go lucky, a breath of fresh air. Part of me wonders if she will remain a ceo or get into something else, like art. Maybe even start a normal life and get away from the public eye.
  13. At this rate I feel like this show can go two routes. Either ‘what happened in bali’, where the female lead is the mistress of the chaebol, or ‘time’ where the female lead ends up marrying the chaebol. But in both cases neither is because of true love. It’s rooted in what the loan shark said correctly, vanity that both sisters have. Not that I blame HR though. If I was in her position I may have done the same or even worse. now we got a clue as to what happened to her sister. Luckily she is an ex flame of elder brother, not IJ or else I think that would have made things way more awkward. That said, it’s not far fetched if IJ is till involved. Pre-HR he seemed to be. Avery calculating businessman with no notion of love, so helping his father clean up one of his hyung’s flings probably was very easy for him to do without a thought. i was pLeasantly surprised by how SH handled her mom and Jenny. It makes me wonder if like others have said here, SH made the decisions she did in the past to protect her baby daddy and kid. It wasn’t out of selfishness. Of course, she’s turned into a monster now but blames HR for it (when she was already very vicious by how she would snap at her coworkers when she was an MC in the very beginning episodes). I do hate seeing HR and SH always going at each other’s throats, especially when IJ and baby daddy are so indifferent to each other. Do I seriously have to go through another melo where once again this be women are tearing each other down? I hope that in a twist of events, they will end up becoming allies.
  14. Hmm my English subs said ‘awful’ instead of ‘strong’ but now I’m wondering what the right translation was because it might hint on what ED is hiding
  15. So guys, what do you think is the ‘awful smell of flowers’ in the secret room of the garden? Drugs? Dead bodies (was it where the corpse was found in episode 1)?
  16. Wow. Whoever else was disturbed by the scene of the queen dowager trying to seduce the young guy (reminding me of a lot of instances in real life where poor kids getting scholarship are taken advantage of people in power sponsoring/donating them and because they need the money, they endure it and do not report it because they fear it’ll revoke their scholarship, into of all the other trauma and pain it comes with). But what a turn of the tables that it’s an elder woman towards a younger boy that honestly seems like the same age as her youngest son. Maybe this also explains her obsession with staying young, ritual breast milk bath, and a hint to her secret in the island (didn’t also Sh empress find out the secret and was killed before she could expose it??). Then there was also the perturbing scene of YR’s torture. You can see the downfall in her character by how she behaves with the emperor, beginning him desperately with no longer an ounce of pride within her. But her cunningness still remains that she wants to strike a deal with him and she follows WB when he finds the body. I don’t think this will set back WB in his plans because I think he wanted her to find out one way or another, and this may not be what he initially planned, but I believe he’ll be able to work around it. Even if she tells the emperor he’s WS, he will think it’s nonsense cause he spoke to ‘WS’ in front WB during that phone call. was the other guy in the mental hospital SH’s bodyguard??
  17. Honestly I first suspected IJ’s sister as the one responsible for HRs sisters death. We see in the beginning of the show how she gets in trouble legally and has done in the past. This will be a double betrayal because she’s in a relationship with Hrs brother right now.
  18. Maybe WB is already aware of his blooming feelings for SN. Why else did he ask LH if the emperor was worried he might fall for the empress after executing his and the mom’s request to seduce SN?
  19. Maybe I watch too many kdramas but I have the itching suspicions that IJ’s uncle is really his father (hence his over the top efforts to make the arranged marriage happen like sending men out to get HR). Was that Hrs plan by telling the uncle? So she could get hurt, call IJ to see her hurt and then have him be mad at those close around him so that the only one he trusts and leans on is HR? KAJ, Ijs sister in law. What was she gonna do with that recording? Another prediction of mine is that she’s either working for IJ or JTO (she didn’t seem too surprised when he arrived with HR at the engagement party). I’m still processing this amazing drama and letting it fester in my mind. So more theories are to come XD
  20. What a turn of events it would be if YR does survive the car accident but becomes disfigured and basically the opposite of how WS transformed to WB. Maybe she will physically look so different that they had to cast a new actress and she will be under a new pseudonym too. Maybe that might explain why the actress herself had last broadcast even though her character is still not dead because there’s still much more left like WB getting revenge on her (he said he would do it when she has everything but if she dies now, then all his patience and waiting will be all in vain). @butterflyempress @Matilda_Anne @jbeanie1709 @ktcjdrama My initial thought when I heard about the island was ‘blood diamonds’ like maybe it holds some rare resource like that or gold that is much more valuable than money (since she wants that over anything else). Seeing how she enjoys to bathe in human milk, maybe the island holds some slaves or something that she uses for some other absurd method to stay young.
  21. Aw thank you chingu!! I am glad you logged in and joined the discussion I hope it’s not a sad ending but at the rate it’s going with WB not getting his brain surgery yet, I am trying not to be too shook if the ending is tragic.
  22. @butterflyempress welcome to soompi!!! I absolutely love your theory. Because I never thought of how LH would try to live out his lost life with preggo SH with Sunny and ari instead the he thought it would be if they were still alive and his baby had been born. When he killed YR, many viewers wondered (in the comments of the vid I watched it on) if he ever really loved YR...I’m starting to realize after finding out truth about SHs death, that honestly I don’t think he’s ever truly loved anyone He’s experienced obsession, like he had with SH and will probably have as you predicted with sunny. And lust with KH and YR. Again, never would have considered the possibility that LH was getting beaten by his dad cause the dad secretly knew about him not being his bio kid (is the younger bro biologically related? Oh that would be great cause then he really is the true heir to the throne). Also if this is the case, the emperor also had a love child of his own-could it be that WB is also a blood relative to imperial family? Omomomo now that you bring up the mystery behind WB unknown father, and Sunny’s unknown mother, what do you think of YRs baby daddy/DS’s unknown appa? Yeah it would be such a nice turn of the tales to see YR start sucking up to WB after all the horrible deeds she committed to him and everyone he loved because she wanted to be in imperial family. But the reason I truly believe in the possibility of sunny being the true sir is because of the title itself; last empress. Seems to me like at the end this is her being the last empress (cause I have toyed with possibilities that in the end ari inherits crown or LHs little brother and Sunny’s little sister inherit it). Not to mention she was the one that grandmama left all the inheritance tooo...(I feel like ari is totally gonna be the one to tell Sunny about this).
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