I finally realized that Daddy King has turned into the progenitor of where all the male characters in River Where the Moon Rises is going, i.e. moping, drinking, seeing dead people, and generally being USELESS while the women keep shit together. Ga Jin/Princess Pyeonggang remains my sole sanity in this drama, she’s not just kickass, smart, sensible, she’s also capable of emotional giving and taking. She traded a useless dad for an even more useless younger brother on the throne, and during those four years when she was keeping Gorguyeo from falling apart her husband was off living in a hut, talking to his dead nanny mom, and just feeling miserable all day long. It’s like me having a four-year menopause, sure I may feel like crap outside my control but wallowing in it makes everyone around me suffer more than needs be. Go Geun was the shining light of this episode because I wanted to shiv him so bad, not to mention he was beyond entertaining with his bipolar emotional outbursts. I thought he gave it all up for Mo Young and cuz Go Daddy’s ultimate plan failed, but alas he’s still hung up on Ga Jin and now he’s totally lost me every which way. Pick your poison boy! This grand stroll back to Gorguyeo as the Shilla envoy went down as well received as you expect (sword to the neck) but it truly was the one good scene in this episode. That, and the way Ga Jin looked at him like “da hell you talkin’ bout boy?” when he was all like “You and I, we could have been something!” grand plea. Two more left to go, peeps!