The King 2 Hearts Episode 6 Recap

The King 2 Hearts feels like two steps forward and one step back. I don’t mean that in a negative way, but in the realistic context of how romance blossoms not necessarily in a linear fashion. Jae Ha and Hang Ah are very VERY different people, both in personality and cultural background. It’d be a stretch to imagine them marrying each other even if they were both docile easygoing people, and they are the opposite of that. I enjoy every interaction between them, even the ones when Jae Ha is being such a jerkwad I want to knee him in the groin. What gets me is how she pierces through all his pretensions and delusions, forcing him to acknowledge the uncomfortable reality that he cares about her. While the kiss at the end of the episode was lovely, it was the magnificent running hug scene in the middle of the episode that left me breathless.

Episode 6 recap:

Jae Ha is roundly and publicly humiliated by Hang Ah’s written talk-to-the-hand response to his grand wooing. His pride is injured more than his heart, and he vents his frustration out on a heart-shaped pink donut, driving a fork into the poor innocent fried dough. Dong Ha worries what will happen if Hang Ah is still this way come the press conference in a few days time. He encourages Jae Ha to cajole her some more so that she will agree to the story that they were in love but decided to split up because of the political situation.

Jae Ha agrees that this is the result, but he cares more about the journey. He is the Prince of South Korea, and he’s being tormented and embarrassed by a North Korean woman. She didn’t just insult his manly pride, she insulted his national pride. He will not grovel and beg her to work with him. He doesn’t just want to dump her now, he wants her to fully fall in love with him. He wants her to never be able to marry another man because she’ll carry Jae Ha in her heart. She’ll be so sad, missing him her entire life. And on her deathbed, he’ll tell her “I never loved you.” Oh Jae Ha, you are such a jerk.

Jae Ha asks Dong Ha what he thinks about this diabolical plan? Is it too cruel? Jae Ha points out what Hang Ah just did to him! Dong Ha says fine, but points out that this plan requires Hang Ah to fall in love with him. And Hang Ah has already stated she has no feelings for Jae Ha, plus he has only three days left. He consults with Dong Ha on what his next steps ought to be. I love how Dong Ha is like his wing man, but not really completely on his side.

Jae Ha calls Shi Kyung, who is having dinner with his dad Secretary Eun. Jae Ha demands to know how Shi Kyung seduced Hang Ah. Of course Shi Kyung answers that he never seduced Hang Ah, to which Jae Ha retorts that its clear Shi Kyung won’t tell the truth, and then hangs up on him. Secretary Eun wants Shi Kyung to retake the civil exams, he can’t follow behind Prince Jae Ha his entire life as as a lackey. Shi Kyung says the military career suits him better, he doesn’t have his father’s brains.

Shi Kyung excuses himself to pick up an errant Princess Jae Shin. He grabs the check, and when he dad tells him to leave it, Shi Kyung smiles and says he is earning money now and can treat his dad. Shi Kyung heads to pick up the Princess with only two other guards in tow. Apparently the Princess has already slipped away and is currently singing at a rock club while wearing a blond wig. They don’t recognize the princess, who toys with Shi Kyung, leading him to accost her thinking she’s stolen the Princess’s phone.

After the Princess changes out of her blond rocker uniform and back into her princessy attire, she goes to properly greet her security detail. When the guards are saluting her, she walks over to Shi Kyung and touches his chest, ordering him to maintain his salut. She digs up his badge and finds out his name is Eun Shi Kyung. She is upset that they tracked her here despite her orders that she was going to go home by herself. Plus she doesn’t like how they judged her on her attire. Shi Kyung replies that the Princess isn’t all that classy herself. Oooh, nice way to make a first impression, Shi Kyung.

The next morning, Hang Ah shows up for breakfast and this time Jae Ha complies with her wishes and leaves her to breakfast alone. Kang Seok is happy that the Prince knows his place and now Hang Ah can enjoy her breakfast in peace. Hang Ah eats but she can’t help but look around. When someone walks by, she stands up quickly, obviously thinking it’s Jae Ha. When she realizes it’s not him, she sits down dejectedly.

The Queen Mother is serving food at the countryside and has to deal with the citizens who are upset at the prospect that Prince Jae Ha will marry a Northerner. Jae Kang meets with Jae Shin and hands her a paltry allowance, but she pouts and gets more spending money. Jae Kang chides her for coming home and immediately running off to Hongdae to sing. Jae Shin points out that their mom is more worried right now about getting a Northern woman as her second daughter-in-law.

Secretary Eun informs King Jae Kang at Bong Goo and his Club M henchmen are at the South Korean airport and are asking to meet with the President. Secretary Eun is sent to tell the madman that the King is busy running the country and cannot find time to meet at the last minute. Plus Club M is engaged in activities against the interests of South Korea, so Bong Goo will be prohibited from entering South Korea until March of next year. Bong Goo is not pleased to be treated this way, telling Secretary Eun that the King must be wishing to experience his “magic”, therefore he will comply.

Dong Ha goes to see Hang Ah, who is happy to see a fellow Team WOC member, and Dong Ha is happy to see her as well. Dong Ha brings up the Prince but Hang Ah quickly says she didn’t come to ask him about the Prince. But since he brought it up, how is Jae Ha doing? Dong Ha says Jae Ha is not doing well, he seems to be in shock because of Hang Ah.

Hang Ah goes to Jae Ha’s room and peers at his silhouette against the window. Kang Seok finds Hang Ah, noting that Jae Ha sure sleeps early since the light just turned off. Hang Ah wonders why he’s here, since there is a SNSD special on TV right now. Kang Seok stammers that he’s quit that, but then quickly excuses himself, and we see him running off to go watch TV.

Turns out it’s just Dong Ha pretending to be Jae Ha. Dong Ha peers out the window and then radios Jae Ha, telling him that Hang Ah is headed in his direction. As Hang Ah walks, she suddenly hears the sounds of a piano playing. She walks over and sees Jae Ha playing the piano in the courtyard. LOL, he’s such a douchebag at these romantic gestures, except….it really is romantic and hard to resist.

Hang Ah slowly walks over, only to quickly turn around and pretend to be looking elsewhere when he notices her. He gets up to leave, per her instructions that she doesn’t want to see him. She asks what he was playing? He says “Ave Maria”, but she doesn’t think that was it. He suggests her Northern upbringing means she lacks knowledge of classical music, which she dispels. Hang Ah insists that what he was playing could not have been “Ave Maria.”

Jae Ha sits back down and explains that earlier he was playing the prelude to “Ave Maria”. Jae Ha starts to play again, inviting Hang Ah to come sit down next to him. Hang Ah walks over and sits down next to him. Jae Ha starts to play again and her face lights up when she realizes it is indeed “Ave Maria”. She accompanies him on the piano.

They play together, a rare moment of companionship between them. Every time Jae Ha puts on a show, it’s clear when he’s facing Hang Ah, he actually genuinely feels something which he tries to mentally explain away as playacting. He stops playing ands slowly leans for a kiss, only to pull back at the last minute. He wishes her good night and walks away. Hang Ah looks shaken.

Hang Ah sits in her room and listens to “Ave Maria” on her computer. She gets a call from her dad but she ignores it. Later that night, she lays in bed, unable to sleep.

Dong Ha hears from Jae Ha that their plan is working, the maid who delivered breakfast to Hang Ah reports that Hang Ah appeared to be zoned out. Jae Ha is all smug and hands a blinged-out USB drive to Dong Ha, telling him to hand it to Hang Ah. In order to get Hang Ah to fall in love with Jae Ha for eternity, he needs to up the ante and make it like a fairytale drama love story.

When Hang Ah gets the USB drive, she plugs it into the TV and pushes play. Out pops a slide show of pictures of her, followed by pictures of Hang Ah with Jae Ha. She knows this is totally cheesy and likely a ploy, but she can’t help but smile, remembering her time with Jae Ha at WOC training.

Later that night, it’s snowing outside and Hang Ah goes to close her door. She sees Jae Ha walking outside her residence. After staring for a few moments, Hang Ah turns and runs out of her room. Jae Ha looks back and is pleased that he’s gotten his point across. But then he looks stunned when he sees Hang Ah running towards him.

She runs to him and throws her arms around him. He is clearly affected as he embraces her back. As I think back, this is the first time Jae Ha has ever gotten the hint that Hang Ah has feelings for him, since usually they bicker and he thinks she likes Shi Kyung. Both of them look very moved by this moment.

Jae Ha lays on the sofa zoning out. Dong Ha comes to talk with him, wanting to congratulate him on succeeding in his mission to make Hang Ah fall for him. The maids all saw Hang Ah run out barefoot last night to hug Jae Ha in the snow, swooning over how romantic that scene looked. But Jae Ha doesn’t look pleased at all. Dong Ha wonders what’s next? Jae Ha asks if this might be too cruel. Oh, you think, Jae Ha?

Hang Ah has never been in love her entire life. Dong Ha suggests that Jae Ha switch to the kinder version of his plan, and just tell Hang Ah that he never loved her. Jae Ha makes excuses that Hang Ah is still a girl. Dong Ha wonders if Jae Ha wants to go through with it and marry Hang Ah then? Jae Ha says no way, he’s still young and she was once trained to kill him. Jae Ha puts his head in his hands, asking what to do? If he can’t marry her, maybe she can be his lover then? Dong Ha asks if the Prince likes Hang Ah? Jae Ha quickly retorts that he can’t possibly like a girl like Hang Ah. Even Dong Ha looks at him disbelievingly. Jae Ha decides to just do it.

Jae Ha goes to Hang Ah’s room and she lets him in with a smile. They sit down and she asks him what is going on? He wants them to enjoy the rest of their time together, and then announce at the press conference that they broke up. Hang Ah says she’ll do it, and by that she means that she will marry him. Jae Ha tries to talk her out of it, but Hang Ah says they have feelings for each other. Despite the North-South political situation, if their hearts are one, they have nothing to fear.

Jae Ha tries to explain that people can’t just live on feelings alone, but Hang Ah grabs his hand and says that people can do anything they set their mind to. She tells Jae Ha to believe in his feelings. Together they is nothing they can’t overcome. To be with Jae Ha, she is willing to walk through fire. Jae Ha shakes her hand off and stands up, yelling that he can’t do this. Hang Ah stares at him in shock.

Jae Ha blows up at her, once again reverting into his tendency to say mean things when he’s feeling flustered and things are out of his control. Jae Ha says this was all just an act to get her to fall in love with him. Can’t she tell? He wanted to part amicably and leave Hang Ah, who has never been in love before, with good memories of a fantasy love. How could she take it seriously? Hang Ah starts to cry, asking if it was all just a figment of her imagination? Jae Ha confirms that it was all just acting, such as the piano playing. Her hug was quite passionate though, but it’s her own fault for being so innocent and gullible that she would fall for all this.

Hang Ah cries as Jae Ha tells her that it was all just acting to him. Oh god, I want to slap him upside the head with a fry pan. Hang Ah cries, so vulnerable and devastated. Jae Ha stops outside the door and considers going back, but stops himself.

On the plane back to Seoul, Jae Ha sits alone in first class. He asks the flight attendant where Hang Ah is, and is told that she is sitting in the back of the plane. He gets out of his seat and cranes his neck to look towards the back of the plane. He calls her an idiot for being so easy to fool. No, you’re the idiot for not acknowledging your feelings, Jae Ha. Hang Ah quietly sits in the back of the empty plane and looks out the window.

At the press conference for the Prince and the North Korean girl he loves, Jae Ha and Hang Ah are dressed to the nines and waiting behind the door to be introduced. Jae Ha tells Hang Ah not to speak during the press conference, the MC will talk and take care of everything. The story is that they are in love but cannot overcome the political situation so have decided to separate. The King and Hang Ah’s dad are told that the engagement will be called off. Jae Ha sees that Hang Ah continues to ignore him. He notes that she must dislike him a lot right now, so she should just keep that awkward expression on her face during the press conference.

Everyone is watching this press conference. After they are seated, Hang Ah asks to speak first when a reporter asks about their love story. She turns to look at the shocked Jae Ha, before announcing that she is in love with Prince Jae Ha. She is willing to be engaged to him. The King is stunned while Hang Ah’s dad rushes to place a phone call to the King. Jae Ha can only stare at Hang Ah, who looks at him without blinking.

Jae Ha is asked by reporters for his response and he has no choice but to answer. Dong Ha is watching with Shi Kyung, and Dong Ha thinks Jae Ha will decline the engagement based on his personality. Instead Jae Ha reads a poem and uses that as his answer.

Jae Ha and Jae Shin are watching the news analysis of the press conference. The news caster is trying to analyze the poem to see if Jae Ha rejected or accepted the engagement? Jae Ha asks Jae Shin to go talk with Hang Ah. Sweet Hang Ah is on the phone with her daddy, who wants to know what the heck happened since she was intending to decline the engagement. Hang Ah lies that Jae Ha is treating her very well so she gave him her heart, but she is crying and can’t hide it from her dad. She hangs up when she hears someone knocking.

Turns out the visitor is Jae Shin and Hang Ah is happy to meet her. Hang Ah’s super awesome daddy paces in worry after this sudden change in plans. Jae Shin admits to her Hang Ah unni that she is here because of her Jae Ha oppa. She wants to know if anything happened in Jeju between them? Secretary Eun gets a call that Hang Ah’s dad is coming down immediately and is quite upset.

Jae Ha goes to see Hang Ah, but her room is empty while Jae Shin sits there with her arms crossed acting all upset. Jae Ha sits down and Jae Shin lights into her oppa for playing such a horrible joke on Hang Ah. But Jae Shin knows her oppa is a lazy sort of guy, he won’t go into all that trouble to play act unless he’s got some unresolved feelings of his own. Jae Shin tells him that Hang Ah unni is quite upset still and has been crying.

Jae Ha says that Hang Ah’s face needs to be skinnier so crying is good. Jae Shin threatens to hit her oppa for saying such mean things. Finally Jae Ha admits that its all because of Eun Shi Kyung, who Jae Shin knows as the guy who picked her up. Jae Ha asks if Shi Kyung has also tried to seduce Jae Shin, to which she says no. Jae Ha says that Hang Ah is all giggly and flirty with Shi Kyung. Jae Shin doesn’t think there is anything wrong with a girl being giggly with a guy.

Jae Ha says it’s wrong, it’s wrong because Hang Ah is a killer warrior and she can’t be all giggly with anyone. Plus she was roommates with Jae Ha, the Prince of South Korea, but she preferred Shi Kyung. How could Hang Ah have such bad taste? God, this boy is so jealous its funny. Plus Hang Ah refused to come meet Jae Ha, but one call from Shi Kyung and she came running. Hang Ah makes him feel like he’s got a screw loose in his brain. Jae Ha flashes back to their snow hug. Jae Shin smiles, asking her oppa if he likes Hang Ah unni that much?

Jae Shin opens the closet doors to unveil Hang Ah, who was leaning down to better eavesdrop on the conversation. Awesome Jae Shin swans out of the room, leaving her oppa and unni to sort out their complicated feelings for each other. Jae Ha and Hang Ah awkwardly sit across from each other. Hang Ah breaks the silence by saying she understands that feelings can be complicated, whether its because he’s South Korean or because he’s a man. So why doesn’t Jae Ha just say it – like her or not like her?

Jae Ha replies honestly, for the first time, quietly asking what if he does like her? What can he do about it if that were the case, it’s not as simple as two people being together. There are political ramifications beyond his control. Just like Hang Ah called him once, he is trash, always thinking only about himself and finding an easy way out. Hang Ah replies that no trash would ever concede he is trash. Jae Ha says that he’s always looking for a way to get himself out of situations, it’s better if he branded himself a piece of trash.

Jae Kang is told by Secretary Eun that Jae Ha is still considering the engagement. He wants to go talk with Jae Ha, but stops when he’s told that Hang Ah’s dad is coming down right now.

Hang Ah teases that she does want to marry into the Southern royal family and change her fate in life. Plus there is a part of her that wants revenge, but she won’t put her life on the line for revenge. Hang Ah smiles and says the engagement is off and they can follow the original script. Jae Ha is taken aback, asking how a girl can handle a broken engagement, and what if she can’t ever get married. Hang Ah says she will just go study abroad and find a guy overseas, maybe a rich Arabian king. Jae Ha asks about the WOC and Hang Ah says she’ll hand it off to another officer.

Hang Ah stands up and holds out her hand for a peaceful parting handshake, asking to end their farcical engagement on a happy note. She says that she was happy during this time, and she’ll preserve this memory. She wants to end things with Jae Ha on a cool note, while Jae Ha hesitates and doesn’t take her hand. Jae Ha says that in the South, there is another ceremony for saying farewell.

Hang Ah and Jae Ha happily drink together. Hang Ah likes this farewell drinking ceremony. When the alcohol runs out, she goes to the fridge to get more, thrilled with so much booze stashed inside. She takes some and sits down right in front of the fridge to start drinking, and Jae Ha joins her. The King goes to meet with Hang Ah’s dad, who demands to know where Prince Jae Ha is right now.

Prince Jae Ha is currently hanging with a drunken Hang Ah, who is nodding off. He points to his shoulder, telling her to rest on it. She refuses to fall for that trick again, saying he’s going to pretend to kiss her. Jae Ha laughs, saying it was she who kissed him first, in her dreams. Hang Ah says it doesn’t count since its a dream. Plus she had that dream because she knew his feelings for her. Jae Ha grabs her head and asks her what she wants, does she want him to kiss her?

Hang Ah touches her lips, saying her lips are brand new, but his has kissed hundred of times before. Jae Ha stares at her, and then grabs her closer to him. OMO, I swear I flushed down to the tips of my toes. Big brother and daddy are currently marching to find Jae Ha.

Jae Ha tells Hang Ah that the Middle Eastern culture allows the men to have many wives. He knows Hang Ah will never stand for that. Dude, just marry her yourself instead of warning her off other men. Hang Ah glibly responds that she’ll get rid of the other wives. Jae Ha leans in closer and brings up Jang Dong Geun, asking if Hang Ah no longer wants him? Hang Ah softly replies that he’s another woman’s husband already as she tenses herself for the oncoming kiss.

Jae Ha says that since no one is suitable, so who can marry Hang Ah? Hang Ah says anyone is fine as long as its not Jae Ha. He leans in and we’ve got ourselves a sexy, beautiful kiss.

King Jae Kang barges into Jae Ha’s room and gapes at the kissing couple on the floor in front of the fridge. He quickly turns around. Hang Ah’s dad follows in behind Jae Kang and also sees a dude kissing his beloved daughter.

Jae Ha and Hang Ah break apart and both of them quickly stand up, touching their lips adorably like errant children caught in a compromising position.

Thoughts of Mine:

Oh shit. I’m done for. This is no way I’m going to be anything less than a half-functioning zombie for the next 7 weeks until this drama ends. How could the writers of that crapola Beethoven Virus be writing this amazing drama? My mind, it boggles at this incongruity. Every time I think I know what to expect, TK2H throws me for a loop. This drama perfectly balances the personal (a very palpable love story) with the political (the North-South cultural and political divide), but then does so with a cast of normal and functional characters (aside from the villain). I can’t get over just how AWESOME all the family members are. We have Hang Ah’s devoted daddy, who rushes down to South Korea the moment he hears his daughter trying to hide tear tears over the phone. We have super maknae younger sister Jae Shin, who knows her oppa so well she’s able to cut through his defensive and immature bullshit and get him to come clean with Hang Ah. And never forget wonderful Jae Kang, who tries to balance being a good King to a country and a caring brother.

Every time the drama takes Jae Ha to the extreme, it brings him right back by the way Hang Ah reacts. She never acts the victim, despite her honest tears, because she is able to counter Jae Ha’s tactics with her own one-two punch. And in that way, she renders him even more defenseless in front of her, until he finally confesses that he does like her. Jae Ha’s confession was followed by his very valid point that his feelings doesn’t matter in this situation, it’s never going to work between then anyway. And that was all Hang Ah wanted to hear, that this wasn’t some sort of vile game he concocted, but the actions of a spoiled and scared man trying to maintain control over his runaway feelings. That she can forgive and understand, because she’s a compassionate person. She’s not going to make Jae Ha marry her, and her ease at letting him go only makes him even more loathe to let her walk away. They are like the most devastatingly fascinating drama couple I’ve seen in quite some time.

I love how there are no lame secondary characters whose schmoopy unrequited feelings for either of the two leads waste screen time better spent on something else. The Princess and Shi Kyung are adorable together, and I can’t wait to watch them fall for each other. Not every drama needs a love triangle to create the tension, there is plenty of that between Jae Ha and Hang Ah already without needing the manufacture artificial obstacles. I knew these two would never be able to keep their hands off each other, and this episode was so perfect on the shippy scenes that were the result of Jae Ha’s manipulation of the situation but stemmed from honest feelings from them both.

The kiss at the end felt so appropriate, so necessary, so important in taking them past their lingering defenses. It’s clear Jae Ha isn’t going to just let Hang Ah walk out of his life like that, even if he can’t seem to grasp what it fully means to keep her by his side. If Jae Ha wasn’t the Prince and there weren’t so many dangers lurking out there against the royal family, I can just imagine how happy Hang Ah would be to join that family, with a wonderful older brother like Jae Kang and an affectionate and understanding younger sister like Jae Shin. I want to keep our OTP safe from the evil madman, but I can only hope the story maintains their personalities so that when they fall completely in love with each other, they can indeed be as Hang Ah dreamed could happen, two hearts united as one to face all obstacles.

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The King 2 Hearts Episode 6 Recap — 73 Comments

  1. THANK YOU!!!! I love how HA’s vulnerability cuts thru JH’s defense mechanism. I wanted to take a baseball bat at him for making my girl cry again! It hurt so bad…what added to that scene was how he himself got a bit teary eyed!! And, that hug!! And, that sweet kiss–HA’s inexperience really showed and i loved how he pulled her in *sigh le sigh*

    JH really likes her & the look on his face when she courageously acknowledges her feelings for him publicly…PRICELESS!! And, when she takes responsibility of the broken engagement and he refuses to shake hands with her….we as viewers knew it really ate at him for letting her go….if the writers continue to write in the same manner….it’s gonna get sooo good!! *off to daydream*

  2. All i can say is this is one of the best k-drama I’ve have seen after Secret garden Forget the ratings.I’m on pins and needles of what the next episode will be.As i say again Ha ji won is a great actress and her face lights up on the screen.I was amazed on how Lee seungi has improved on his performance.He is very funny.He grows on you as one of my friend said.And the kissing scene OMG.

    • omo! I thought the same too! This is the best after secret garden! Haven’t been following a kdrama like crazy after secret garden! :D

      • Yeah, same happened to me! I’m so in love with Prince Jae Ha/ Lee Seung Gi and have been drawn into this drama since ep.1!!Been re-watching each episodes many times to relive the cute n animated scenes of our adorable Prince. Really no interest in the Korean ratings. Oh, can’t get enough of Prince Jae Ha!!!

      • me too :)) i really love secret garden and now I’m going crazy with this drama. I need to find a new word to describe my obsession with this. WOOOAH, way to go TK2H :)))))

  3. Oh, thank you for the recaps.
    The barefoot running hug is sooooooo sweeeeeeet.
    I can’t wait to watch ep 7 which seems going to be filled with some angsts.
    I love this drama to bits.

  4. Big thanks for your recap~
    I always enjoy reading yours~

    Honestly speaking, when I’d read news that RTP and K2H were going to air at the same time, I chose RTP over K2H, basically because I love historical-style of story. But, despite of each has different characteristic that may bring joy to each fans, I finally realized that I prefer the latter to the former. I’d love to see and enjoy the progress of K2H week by week, and hopefully the screenwriter would be able to maintain her/his awesome original story without changing it just because of the so-called rating pressure.

    Anyway, looking forward for the next recaps of K2H~
    Have a nice day~

  5. What left a deep impression on me is when he called himself garbage. He knows himself well that he wants to pick a easier way and avoid the far harder path of getting together with her. His jerk mechanism is actually to allow himself a leeway out.

    His motto in life has always been taking shortcuts with his intelligence. His heart is getting in the way in this case.

  6. I haven’t read the recap yet as I’m saving the ep. for tomorrow, but I cracked up when I found that you’d written not one, not two, but THREE posts (in a row!) about ep. 6. Now I’m salivating even more…

  7. Koala, I might as well camp out in this playground. Between YZG and TK2H goodies, your blog is the first thing that I check on my phone all the time. You are really spoiling us, thank you!

    As for this ep, what can I say that hasn’t been said already? Love everything about it. Its so refreshing to watch a K-drama that doesn’t use the usual machinations of love triangles, moping and whining, evil families, and noble idiots for the sake of separating the OTP. Like you said, all the families are actually *gasp* normal. Even the Queen Mother being wary and hesitant about Jae Ha marrying a North Korean girl is a perfectly normal reaction, especially if said girl is a trained assassin.

    Its too early to tell but I just really really hope that the writers won’t give in to the ratings pressure and just tell the story that they want to tell. *crossing fingers*

    Thanks again for the multiple TK2H posts! You rock! ;)

  8. For me, the scene when Hyang Ah runs toward Jae Ha hits me harder than when they are kissing.

    I am definitely noticing Lee Seung Gi’s acting has improved. While he was never bad, i thought his acting needed a little more subtley in his previous dramas. I feared that his acting ability would remain stagnant as he took on similar characters, but through this drama I can definitely see some growth.

  9. Thank you Koala for your awesome recap! Your description of all the scenes makes this
    drama spring to life before my eyes.

  10. This drama is sooo good~!
    Love its storyline and the characters are just sooo real~!

    JaeHa and Seung Gi oppa is making me confused over who is real!!!
    And the struggle of feellings between JaeHa and HangAh without having unnecessary third party involvement is making overjoyed! (I hate third parties!)

    TK2H is just getting better and better each episode! Beautiful cinematics, touching osts…
    Love the hugging in the snow scene which I think is the scene that makes JaeHa realise his and HangAh’s feelings for each other~!

    Oh, the phone call after the piano playing is from HangAh’s dad, not JaeHa.

  11. Lovin’ your recaps. Thank you, Ms. K. This drama’s cast, writing, and production value is priceless. Wishing y’all a Happy Easter.

  12. I’m done for. I am officially in love with K2H. It’s been a while since I’ve felt like I couldn’t wait for the next week & new episodes to come! The chemistry between our leads is off the charts. K2H is a rare & unexpected suprise. It’s already on my list of favorite dramas. (Hopefully I’ll feel the same way after the halfway point!)

  13. yeah, I’m so glad that there’s no love triangle, evil mom in laws, whiny and annoying siblings! The secondary characters are interesting as well. Just special and interesting people (except crazy psycho antagonist) who are caught in difficult and interesting situations.

    I really really hope they keep it thus and not change these lovely characters midway just for some cheap conflicts to court ratings.

  14. Don’t have anything else interesting to say on Jae-ha/Hang-ah chemistry nor the writing and directing that has not already been said. Pointless. Let’s just enjoy! :D

    Am glad to see Lee Yoon-Ji as a princess again – remember her as Ju Ji-Hoon’s noona in “Goong”? I find her very endearing and her interaction as Jae-Shin with Shi-Kyung is going to be so much fun and endearing to watch.

    On a sidenote, I read a spoilery comment on DB and our hearts are gonna be so ‘crushed’ if the supposed cruel turn of events does happen. :-/

  15. Daebak daebak! Have been squealing over the OTP. First, when I knew that lee seung gi was partnered with hajiwon, I doubted the fact that they’ll bring up chemistry on screen. Despite the fact, I’m loving both of them. However, look! They made me gone all crazy from the morning and it seems that I won’t get over it till ep7. What make them knock it on the screen I think it’s also because of the beautiful written character. though, there’s one thing that’s been bugging me that the rating has fallen, and RP has exceeded k2h, hope that it doesn’t bother the otp and wish them to keep fighting! Thanks miss ockoala for the recap and the other 2previous blog entries ;)

    • i swear if that donut will be the cause of ruining this wonderful drama, i will eat all the donuts in the world until they can not use even a single donut for props… but if lee jae ha will also give me a heart shaped donut, i will eat my words instead. kekeke ^_^

      • Well…what’s wrong with donuts!?
        For me, narcissistic prince+donut craze is super cute! :)

      • hahahaha! point taken. they should have used that donut on the bubble bath scene too! topless seunggi eating donuts while playing with bubbles , i would’t complain anymore. :)

  16. first thanks alot for recap and comments you are really awsome koala
    my heart exploooooooooooooooooded with that hug i couldnot breath
    I apreciated writing and characters of the drama so much that i need more
    this is a drama i cannot forget in my life.

  17. What a beautifully written recap, Koala!
    Love your commentary so much.

    My watch-o-meter puts this ahead of RP, too. I watched Ep6 K2H twice before checking out Ep6 RP. I love both dramas, too.

    Female director for this…hmmmm… are we enjoying a whole different viewpoint as a result.
    Not a male’s idea of what feminine might feel like, but a female saying, “This is what I feel like.”

    That kiss, with JH’s vulnerabilities sticking out, was wonderful.
    NOT that he doesn’t remember every line she has EVER said to him, even the throwaway ones.
    He so doesn’t CARE about her marrying someone else.
    But DON’T become the third wife of an Arab.

    I love that his “그래서?” (“Geulaeseo?”) is now romantic dialog; the final syllable putting his lips in perfect kissing position. Such nice soft lips…sigh…

  18. My small contribution to the awesomeness that is this site. :D I hope you like it Koala!!! I absolutely live for your recaps of The King 2 Hearts. And I squeeeeeeeeeeeeed so much about this episode that I watched it raw. O_O Didn’t understand a thing, but I got the flow and the emotions… gah. :O *melts*

    http://i41.tinypic.com/13yl66d.png

  19. love your recaps and how quickly you post them koala.
    i love this episode. i never rewatch them but this time i did couple times. I dont even bother looking at the ratings. a lot of the dramas that are popular online or outside of Korea did not fare well in korea. Like Lie to Me, haha.

  20. Dream High teacher Shi Kyung Jin meets What’s Up? student Kim Byung-Gun. I can’t wait for the princess and the body guard to start the romance. They both have a flirty vulnerable demeanor that will be fun to watch.

  21. I cant get over how seunggi’s acting improves for every drama he is in. He’s always been one of my favorites but i was a little worried since ha jiwon is such a great actress and thought he may be overshadowed by her. SO happy that he is kicking butt! K2H is my new crack!

  22. i honestly haven’t watched an entire drama since M3/MSOAN …
    i’ve been surviving by reading your recaps … (i.e. Lie to Me, My Princess, Drunken to Love You)

    but then you didn’t recap ep 4 of TK2H & went on to ep 5 …
    but at that point, i couldn’t resist any more && caught up on all 6 eps just now .
    love the journey so far =]

    && i was screaming during the entire ending kiss scenes LOL

    it’s been a while since i’ve been like this xP

    you’re the best, koala <3

  23. I could NOT sleep after watching ep 6 last night….I was way too giddy about their confession (it’s not all that direct but I’ll take it) and hug scene and THAT LAST SCENE!!! I don’t think I’ve been SO giggly over any OTP since…ever! Loved the way he would stare at her lips, gulp, and half-assedly try to put in the last word right before they kiss.

    • I know his gulping made me squeal b/c he’s supposed to be the-prince-player, but Hang ah is so under his skin that he can’t help being nervous. This OTP is going kill me!!! Until discovering kdramaland I haven’t cared so much about fictional tv couples since my middle school days of watching Dawson’s Creek and Felicity.

  24. MBC will air the episodes back to back on Thursday.I will rate the kissing scene as 2nd Best K-drama kiss with Party Kiss as the 1st, of course because of Hyun bin.I’m obsessed with this drama. Never been like this after Secret garden.The anticipationt is killing me.K2H fighting.

  25. What else can I say?
    The mutterings before the kiss bring back the glory memory of Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman!
    Like jomo said earlier, Jae Ha remembers everything Hang Ah ever said. He just cares so much. And when Hang Ah gave him the way out, he’s like, really? REALLY?! you give up SO EASILY? but! BUT!!!
    Ah, Seung Gi plays him so so well!
    I know Seung Gi can be bold – but to throw in such finesse of a true player, being so tentative and suggestive at the same time?! Where did he get that?!
    Just cannot get enough of this drama! By the way, am still searching for 720p version of ep. 5 & 6 (raw will do as I am sure I can get srt files too). Anyone has any idea where?
    Oh, thank you so much, koala, you are doing a great job!

  26. hi ms. koala,

    while waiting for episode 6 to be subbed…i experimented a little and tried to create a header. see if it fits your style and i hope you like it. ^_^ this is my first time doing things like this and i don’t think i have the talent…but what the heck, i’m so in love with this show.

    http://s1168.photobucket.com/albums/r495/kimchi_ph/

    PS: By the way, I’m also on vacation so i think i will experiment some more…I may flood your site with more pictures and i hope you don’t mind. ^_^

  27. Just to say a lovely, beautiful recap – thank you. So nice to enjoy and savour again. Waiting is deliciously hard…..

  28. This is the first time I’m leaving comments to every blog site which have TK2H. This is also the first time I’m rewatching episodes and rereading recaps of a particular drama, rather than watching other dramas while waiting for new episodes to come. This is a bad symptom of drama addiction! I’m more afraid of drama withdrawal after this show ends! I’m dreading that time! I’ll enjoy being in love for the time being. Thanks Ms Koala.

  29. hi,
    i love King 2 hearts
    i love this drama especially lee seung gi….

    any body know the song in usb that sent to the girl?
    i love the song …beautiful

    if you know let me know.thanks

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