There’s only 2 episodes left of The King: Eternal Monarch and doesn’t seem to be enough time to satisfactorily wrap up everything. This drama always feels like nothing much is happening most of the time and too much condensed into a nugget strewn here and there. Episode 14 focused solely on the time travel element as Lee Gon returns to the fateful snowy night baddie uncle killed his king daddy and staged a coup. Baddie uncle outdoes himself this time in Darwin Awards and kills his own future self, like a dick waving contest that is about cutting one’s own member off just to prove a point. And also, how did he get rid of his other self dead body before heading to coupville?
Jung Tae Eul alternates between crying and investigating, Shin Jae finds his Republic doppleganger still alive in a comatose state, and the weird kid is the magical flute itself torn asunder trying to guide cooler heads to repair the rip in space and time. Oh, and Luna shivs Tae Eul in the end because……she wants Tae Eul’s life even if her own still has a medically confirmed date with impending death. Because why not, she can spend whatever time she has remaining drinking boba, eating fried chicken, and putting on multi purpose balm. This drama fantasy logic doesn’t even make sense within the fantasy genre because it feels like Kim Eun Sook is making up her own rules and changing it as she goes along. Oh well, I’m such a masochist for her crack, too bad this time she makes me feel like Lee Gon caught in the history of time needing to actually hit every year to head to back to the present. Interminable.