I rather like the conceit of The Moon that Embraces the Sun in having Yeon Woo lose her memories about her past. It’s less painful that way for her, and also allows us to watch Yeon Woo and Hwon fall in love all over again. Which they will surely do. While young Yang Myung resonated with me because he lost so much to Hwon simply by virtue of his birth, along the way Hwon has also experienced his own gutwrenching loss and feeling of helplessness. Both men are on equal footing in my mind, and I want to watch them do something with their respective positions rather than coast by. Hwon is already doing it, by battling the ministers and his Queen Yoon in his own way. I also find Hwon’s romantic nature which has been hidden away so lovely to see when he lets it out. I can’t wait to watch him reunite with Wol/Yeon Woo, allowing them both to reclaim what was so cruelly taken away from them.
Written preview for episode 7:
Having received the summons from Taoist priest Hye Gak, Nok Young once again reminds Yeon Woo to be mindful of strangers while they are walking on the street. Yeon Woo overhears that the King’s procession will be passing through and becomes very curious. She disregards Seol’s entreaty and heads towards the street. Hwon, who has no idea that Yeon Woo is still alive and is currently watching him, has a very pained expression on his face during this procession. Yeon Woo looks at his face from far away and feels this sense of familiarity, which causes her to feel confused.