The best part of Goddess of Fire Episode 20 was that orabeoni got a new outfit. It was time to retire his blue and red one, with a reminder after the jump of the awesome scene in episode 19 when he made Jung Yi a rope course and then wrapped a cloth tie around her eyes to shield it from the sun. The new outfit is black with purple and turquoise color edges and looks fantastic on him, especially when he wallops the bad guy. Other than that, more boring repetitive things happened. Jung Yi gets arrested for distributing ceramic bowls to the masses. Gwanghaegun goes to the marketplace and eats some good and then has a stomach ache. I never knew the male lead getting diarrhea would make it into this drama. He discovers that the poor folks use wooden bowls that easily retain dirt and mold, and using glazed ceramic utensils will greatly improve the citizenry and its public health concerns. He gets the King to agree and the pottery department is sent to make bowls for the public, as opposed to spending all their time making frippery for the royal family. Jung Yi and her three lackeys are allowed back to the pottery department, which functions more like a rotating door hostel then a prestigious government institution.
Tae Do’s investigation into the exploding kiln that blinded Jung Yi leads to Kang Chun’s lackey, so Kang Chun throws the lackey under the bus and says he did it all on his own out of jealousy. Right. Jung Yi turns into Mother Theresa and forgives the guy who blinded her and almost killed her. Tae Do suspects the guy may have done more and after battling with him gets confirmation that it’s the same dude who murdered Jung Yi’s dad. He wants Jung Yi out of the department rather than working around murderers and assassins, but instead she gets her goat up remembering her poor dad’s murder and confronts Kang Chun. She tells her real dad that she’s going to beat him (not literally, but that would be easier) and become the best potter around! This episode has a bunch of cool Tae Do-cut scenes that are worth watching, including one where he just stares at Jung Yi with such sweet love as she’s working on the pottery wheel. It makes me hope that their future together is filled with just that type of affection and companionship. I continue to trudge through this drama in hopes of the sail away to Japan ending that will be the ultimate pay-off. That, and Kim Bum‘s gorgeousness as eye candy.
Tae Do cuts in episode 20: