Today’s episode of Goddess of Fire revolved around a stolen ceremonial vase. Pretty much it’s a missing pot. Is that a step up from a broken urn causing all the ruckus? I dunno, but if a Koala could make a “I’m so bored face”, I would make a gif of it and post it anytime a drama revolves around a somnolent story line. In no short order, Jung Yi starts getting hazed at the pottery department but Tae Do comes to the rescue (swoon), the stolen pot is used to frame Gwanghaegun, Jung Yi recognizes him but he doesn’t yet pierce through her male disguise despite the fact that Moon Geun Young looks and sounds like a 13 year old middle schooler from her Autumn in My Heart days with this sageuk getup, and the bad royals continue to plot and plot over a pot.
My OTP makes it through this episode with flying colors in giving me shippiness, with Tae Do jumping into the river to splash away the bullies and then takes off his outer robe to protect Jung Yi’s feminine sensibilities. They go to a cave where he turns away like a gentleman while she changes, and when she wonders how he happened to be around, he just smiles and says that she needed him. Ha, his Jung Yi radar is strong indeed. Jung Yi reveals she’s spotted the real grown up Gwanghaegun but he doesn’t recognize her yet, but he seems to have grown up well. Yeah, grown up real well, he looks a good ten years older than you now, Jung Yi. Time to move on to the hottie orabeoni in front of you.
As they are heading back to town, Jung Yi won’t let Tae Do carry her stuff since she’s pretending to be a boy and all, but then they tie strings around each other’s wrist that is their own personal bat signal. Seriously drama? The strings of fate tied to a couple’s hand and you are using it on Tae Do and Jung Yi? Okay, you suck less now GoF. Though I think it’s easier to just freaking tie Tae Do to you with a string, Jung Yi, considering how often you get in trouble and need him. I’ve recently read the full character descriptions for this drama and am now a happy and relieved to enjoy the rest of my ship’s voyage until the end. Thank you MBC for telling me the ending.
Tae Do-Jung Yi cuts from episode 8: