Believe it or not, this week’s episode of The Three Musketeers brings us to the end of this first season and good gracious, what an ending it was!
Picking up where we left off last week, we find the Prince finally coming to realize his feelings for Yoon Seo, only to have her mortally wounded by an insanely jealous Mi Ryeong, seconds later. It figures it would take an entire season for Sohyeon to figure out he actually loves his wife and we’re put through a ridiculously agonizing episode as we wait to see if the Princess actually survives this attempt on her life. Thanks for that drama gods! Because we haven’t been through enough, why not make us all bawl our eyes out as we watch the Princess fade away and the Prince willingly give up his own life on more than one occasion! Don’t you just love the way drama writers mess with our hearts and our heads? Good grief! I was okay with the Prince storming out after Mi Ryeong, only seconds after she shot the Princess, but I wasn’t okay with him carelessly letting himself get shot and I was even more upset about the fact that he took a swipe at Mi Ryeong and MISSED! (Yes, I’m calling that shoulder shot a miss because what good did it do?) What the heck? He’s a trained soldier! He was six inches from her face! Why, for the love of mustard, was her head still attached to her body?
Okay, so really I know why Mi Ryeong gets to live but that doesn’t mean I have to like it! Sometimes you just want the evil villains to die, you know? Is that really too much to ask? Of course, with two more seasons to come, Mi Ryeong has to stick around for a bit longer and my only comfort comes from knowing that she’s going to get what’s coming to her… Eventually. She’s just going to mess a whole lot of things up between now and then. I suppose I’ll be okay with that, as long as she stops shooting people. I really don’t think I can take much more of these arrows to the abdomen as, after this week, it feels a bit overdone. Now hanging… Well, that’s a different story! (Sorry, lame segue. Moving on…)
I have to admit, I was a bit worried for Dal Hyang, Seung Po and Min Seo’s safety this week, I mean they did end up with a noose around their necks and their feet dangled more than once. This is typically a cause for concern. I was right with Seung Po, when he breathed that huge sigh of relive at the appearance of the Prince. I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown, watching those men climb up to, what certainly felt like, their deaths. I was certain the Prince’s arrival would bring their salvation so when the King commanded they hang anyway, I was screaming in protest. When the King relented, I cheered and when he commanded they hang again… Well let’s just say, things here weren’t pretty! Sorry but there’s only so much suspense a zombie can take and this whole scene was really pushing it! If it weren’t for the small voice of reason in my head, reminding me over and over that there was no way the Musketeers could die when there are still episodes to be made, I probably would have thrown my computer across the room. As it was, I was able to keep myself calm enough to make it through the scene without breaking anything but I wasn’t very happy with the King afterwards.
Speaking of the King… Is this guy not the biggest putz on the face of the planet? Seriously! What kind of man sentences his son to hang, just because he knows the Prince is a better man than he? (And don’t even get me started on the fact that when war broke out HE RAN AWAY!) What a loser! That whole pow-wow with him, Ja Jeom and Sohyeon’s mentor was just annoying as it further proved the King is nothing but a hoser. I suppose I’m even more annoyed by the fact that I have to thank Ja Jeom for the salvation of the Musketeers. It irks me to no end to know that Ja Jeom now has something huge to told over the Musketeer’s heads and I have a horrible feeling that when the time comes, this is going to cause a whole lot of trouble. I suppose I shouldn’t be too upset about this as a story without an antagonist isn’t really worth watching and Ja Jeom, as awful as he is, is pretty much the most incredible antagonist in Drama Land history. Once again this guy has proven he’s smart, cunning and vital to this story which means we’re going to be seeing a whole lot more of him in the future. Hooray! (Oh, no wait…)
As we look to the future, there’s still so much for us to anticipate. After two yeas of war, things aren’t what they used to be and it seems the Three Musketeers have been enjoying their life on the continent. I don’t really know what they’ve been up to but it seems that whatever it is, it’s got them stuck right in the thick of things again and honestly, I think that’s exactly where they should be. They wouldn’t be the Three Musketeers if the weren’t doing good and causing trouble all at the same time, now would they? Now that they’re reunited with Dal Hyang, I have a feeling things are going to get good. Too bad we have to wait for the second season; I have a feeling this suspense is going to be the death of me!
So tell me, what did you think of this rather emotional conclusion to this first season of The Three Musketeers? Was it every bit as exciting and emotional as you’d hoped it would be? Were there things you would have liked to have seen done differently? Say, maybe, the death of Mi Ryeong? (Yeah, still not over that one.) What are you most looking forward to in the next season? I know I’m looking forward to seeing how the Prince and Princess are getting along and I’m really super excited by the possibility of Tan Yi making an appearance. As always, I’d love to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment below!
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