How can anyone keep a straight face acting out scenes from Goddess of Fire is beyond me. This is a talented and smart cast so I can imagine the eye-rolling and sighs when everyone gets a new script. Episode 11 finishes up the teacup that keeps tea warm story line by having Gwanghaegun switch out the Yook Do made one for the original Ming dynasty one and getting the douchey Ming envoy hoisted on his own petard. Kang Chun then offers up Jung Yi as the maker of the cup so that the Ming envoy can take her to the Ming dynasty ostensibly to study pottery but really to kill her. Tae Do finally convinces Jung Yi to walk away from her revenge and become the best potter aspirations and leave, and he’s all about to propose when Gwanghaegun interrupts like the useless third wheel he is. He also finds out from Hwa Ryung that Tae Pyung does not have a real older brother. Dun dun dun. Jung Yi hears about the Ming opportunity and goes for it without thinking through the ramifications. A totally headdesk worthy Pygmalion scene occurs when Gwanghaegun dresses Jung Yi like a girl and gives her etiquette lessons so she can head to the Ming and not embarrass herself and all of Joseon. Giving her new clothes doesn’t help, she needs a new brain if she’s not going to be an embarrassment. Tae Do’s dad wants to set him up and tells him to take a wife, and Tae Do is all smiles and says “hells no, I’ve got a girl already.” Tae Do gets permission and then tells Jung Yi that he’s going to the Ming dynasty with her, because he’ll continue to be awesome beyond compare and be supportive of anything she wants to do. Yook Do feels guilty that Jung Yi is being sent like a lamb to the slaughter in lieu of him so he tells Hwa Ryung, who finally tells Tae Do the truth after being jealous earlier when she sees Tae Do stroking Jung Yi on the cheek. Jung Yi continues to be stupider than an amoeba in not seeing what everyone else clearly sees, which is that her orabeoni loves her and not as a brother to a sister sort of way. Fauxcest FTW! Tae Do confronts Gwanghaegun about whether he knew Jung Yi was going to die once she got to the Ming dynasty, and then both guys are off to the races to rescue her.
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