The love triangle in Empress Ki is one open to lots of debate since there are plenty of fans of either Goryeo King Wang Yoo or Yuan Emperor Ta Hwan. But lately I’ve been thinking the object of the fight Seung Nyang is probably rolling her eyes at them if she wasn’t in such a position of danger and subservience right now. If she was still the Seung Nyang who was living as a guy and running a gang and calling the shots, she would have smacked Ta Hwan already and also told Wang Yoo her feelings and if he doesn’t reciprocate now for whatever reason then she would move on. I miss when Seung Nyang had more control over her life because all the episodes in the Palace have been slowly wearing me down because she’s basically at Ta Hwan’s beck and call. I’ve heard some folks compare Ta Hwan to Jae Ha in The King 2 Hearts and I completely disagree on that comparison but I don’t want to discuss that issue yet but want to point out that worked in the narrative build of the relationship in TK2H that is missing in EK. In TK2H, despite the couple being a royal and a soldier with the power disparity and class, they fell for each other during the WOC training where they were on the same team and colleagues without any one party being able to dictate the terms to the other. Here in EK I’m annoyed that neither of the leading men can hang out with Seung Nyang now without the whole “she’s a servant” issue. The latest stills from the drama actually amuse me to no end, what with Seung Nyang standing in the middle with Wang Yoo holding her right hand and Ta Hwan holding her left hand. If I were her, I’d tell them to go hold their own hands and flounce off in a huff. This is pretty adorable though, and the three leads are really cute together still.