After this week’s episode of The Three Musketeers, I’m beginning to wonder about Crown Prince Sohyeon and I’m not sure I like where these musing are going.
It’s no secret the Prince has been jealous of Dal Hyang’s connection to the Princess since the very first episode but he’s always managed to brush things off with relative ease, usually choosing to focus on some more pressing matter than dwell on any relationship Dal Hyang and the Princess had in the past. However, I’m now beginning to wonder if the Prince hasn’t really forgotten about anything and has, instead, been harboring a bunch of unnecessarily hard feelings towards Dal Hyang. He certainly made it seem that way when, during this confrontation with Dal Hyang, he brings up all kinds of nonsense about Dal Hyang conspiring against him to get to Yoon Seo and the entire time he was spouting nonsense, I was yelling at him to shut up and grow up. Seriously! This guy is supposed to be the brains of the country and he can’t even step past his jealousy to see the bigger picture. What a giant, spoiled, baby!
At least Dal Hyang was able to keep a level head while the Prince was throwing his adult-sized temper-tantrum. You could see the look of bewilderment in Dal Hyang’s eyes as the Prince kept spouting jealous nonsense, instead of addressing the bigger issue at hand. Dal Hyang was wise to point out that the whole reason he was there, challenging the Prince in the first place, was because Soheyon had made it very clear that the only order to be obeyed, other than his own, was that of the King. It was perfectly obvious Dal Hyang didn’t want to be fighting the Prince but the Prince was acting against the King’s orders, so what was Dal Hyang to do? He can’t go against the Prince but if the King’s order comes before Soheyon’s, the only thing he can do is follow the order of the one highest up. It would have been better if the Prince had explained what he was doing and why but apparently, that’s too much to ask from a spoiled, selfish, slightly crazy Prince. (Did anyone else catch that moment when the Prince started acting eerily like the crazy King? Or was that just in my imagination?)
Speaking of the King… I’m not really sure what he was thinking, ordering the execution of Yong Gol Dae but if you’re going to demand the death of a foreign dignitary, you’d better at least make sure he’s in your custody first. Having Gol Dae escape was pretty much the worst-case scenario for the King as it not only stirred up both sides of the nobility, but also pretty much guarantees war between the two countries. Way to go Crazy King! You’ve just sealed the fate of your people!
Knowing this was the case, I can understand why Prince Soheyon was so desperate to find Gol Dae and why he acted without anyone else knowing his intentions… Being accused of treason isn’t something a crown prince wants to endure but I’m not sure the Prince really went about this the right way. Bringing Gol Dae to the palace, to meet in secret, makes me think there’s something more the Prince wants than just peace. Of course there’s always the chance I’m reading way too much into this (which is highly possible) but I couldn’t shake the feeling that the Prince may be trying to do much more than secure the peace between the two countries. I have to admit, there was more than one time, during this secret meeting between enemies, that I wondered if maybe the Prince wasn’t stepping into the role of Cardinal Richelieu and I’m not gonna lie, that just about broke my heart.
I’m really hoping that all of my worries come to nothing and the Prince really does have the greater good at heart but at the moment, I can’t say anything with any certainty, especially not with the way things were left this week. There are just too many questions, too many strange feelings in my gut to make me think things are going to magically turn out okay. I’m not saying I’m ready to write the Prince off as the bad guy yet but I’m left feeling very unsettled about a lot of things this week and I have a feeling, none of them are going to be resolved any time soon. I can only hope that as the story progresses, all will be revealed and the happy relationship between Dal Hyang and the Musketeers will be restored. *fingers crossed*
So tell me, what are your thoughts on this week’s episode of The Three Musketeers? Are you suffering from the same unsettled feelings I am just going crazy? What do you think will happen between this duel between Soheyon and Dal Hyang? Will the Princess be able to put an end to their fighting or will she only make things worse? What’s going to happen at this end of this duel? Will Gol Dae use this distraction to make his escape? Will Dal Hyang take him to the King? What if negotiations between Gol Dae and the Prince fail? What will happen to the King if Joseon really does go to war? As always, I’d love to know what you’re thinking so be sure to leave me a comment below!
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