100 Days My Prince Episode 6 Recap
Seok Ha is sent towards Songjoo Village to track down the whereabouts of the Crown Prince, and runs into Hong Shim in the street. He denies being her brother, but Hong Shim finds him out through his swordsmanship. Hong Shim’s goes straight to asking why he never showed up on the bridge they promised all those years ago. She’s been going to meet him every month on the 15th since they separated 10 years ago. It’s because he has things he must finish for the Vice Premier. Seok Ha doesn’t reveal it to her, though. He avoids answering and just hugs her.
Standing at a distance, Won Deuk (who had left and returned after having a word with loan shark Ma Chil about leaving Hong Shim alone) catches Hong Shim hug her brother, and mistaken the tall man dressed in black as her lover. Wondering who this man is, Won Deuk goes see Gu Dol about Hong Shim’s dating history. He wasn’t able to say much about the man: Gu Dol didn’t even know about her dating anyone let alone her having Won Deuk as her fiancé. He does suggest Won Deuk go to her, pick her some flowers and make sure Hong Shim is never distracted by a man again.
Won Deuk takes up the suggestion, but it doesn’t work out that way. Firstly, he picked flowers no one ever touches because dogs pee on them (poor Won Deuk, he just can’t get anything right!). Second, she just reunited with her brother after 10 years. She wanted to take a walk, to be alone. This longing he notices in her only makes Won Deuk think she really has fallen for another man.
He’s not totally sure about it, though; so, he tries to see her response to him when he backs her against the straw fence and leans in to appear to kiss her. Hong Shim’s response? She turns away and avoids his gaze. The reaction doesn’t give Won Deuk any confidence that her heart is with him.
Hong Shim continues to give Won Deuk the wrong idea when she was so disappointed in Won Deuk for not making the visitor she thought was her brother stay, she went out to the fields to drink. This visitor wasn’t her brother. If it was him, Won Deuk might not be alive. No, it was just someone wanting Won Deuk to read to him. Won Deuk had deliberately left this fact out to see what her reaction was going to be.
All the misunderstandings are eventually cleared up. Won Deuk reveals the above, while Hong Shim clears up that the man she’s waiting for is not her lover but her brother who was separated from her 10 years ago. This makes Won Deuk smile. It wasn’t the most appropriate time to smile since she was talking about how painful it was to wait for someone she wanted to so desperately see, but learning she wasn’t longing for another man made him happy.
The Crown Prince in Won Deuk coming out, he stretches his hand out and tells Hong Shim he permits her to hold his hand so he could lead her back home. She didn’t need any permission since it’s not her who wants to hold his hand, but he who wanted to hold hers. She doesn’t take his hand, so Won Deuk takes hers.
He seems to have recognised his feeling more in this episode. Right at the beginning of the episode, he tells Hong Shim that his head may not remember anything, but it would seem his body remembers her. He confesses this when they were standing in an alleyway only inches apart, Hong Shim still holding his hand after dragging him to hide from Ma Chil. Hong Shim, though, still seems to show no feelings, no attraction for Won Deuk—at least not until he is called on a job to pose as a noblewoman’s lover.
Cleaned up and dressed like a nobleman, Won Deuk captures Hong Shim’s eyes for a good moment. Won Deuk had asked her a couple times whether she was really sure she wanted him to do this. Both times she affirms. Their debt was 30 yang (plus 50-percent interest). The job paid 20 yang. It took care of quite a lot of the debt, and this is what Hong Shim focuses on when she tells Won Deuk to go ahead and do whatever he needs to get the job done, even if the act had to go on till night. But when she returned home, even though she ended up focusing on the money, there was a moment she wondered whether she should have not sent him off to another woman.
Hong Shim home is attacked and destroyed not long after her return before she is kidnapped and tied to a tree. The person behind this isn’t known in this episode, but things point to Park Sun Do. The nobleman was heard talking about untimely deaths of peasants as means of dealing with Hong Shim’s request for a petition to be sent to the government about gathering offerings they couldn’t make. The sable fur the government requested disappeared five years ago, yet they were asking for it. Hong Shim suggested the government consider requesting something obtainable.
News of Hong Shim’s kidnapping reaches Won Deuk through Gu Dol. Immediately, he leaves the noblewoman on her lover’s horse (Won Deuk can ride horses!). She tells him to run away when he arrives, but Won Deuk stands his ground. There’s an expectation Won Deuk’s—or rather Lee Yul’s—great martial arts and swordsmanship should come out here, but we don’t get to find out whether it does until the next episode.
With regards to palace affairs, Vice Premier is out to cover his tracks. With Seok Ha already out hunting down the Crown Prince’s whereabouts in the villages of Mount Chunwoo, the Crown Prince’s closest person, Eunuch Yang is in his sights as the next person to silence. Eunuch Yang discovers the body the Vice Premier tried to pass off as Lee Yul’s isn’t Lee Yul’s, so to silence him, his throat is slit. With Eunuch Yang silenced, the framing of the Queen and her desire to install her son Prince Seo Won as the new Crown Prince is used as motivation for the ambush.
Jung Jae Yoon, who had thought about giving up solving the riddle following the Crown Prince’s death, arrives onto the lead of speaking to Eunuch Yang to see if he could discover something from speaking to the eunuch. When he finally seeks out Eunuch Yang, he discovers it’s too late, as he’d already been silenced by Vice Premier.
Jung Jae Yoon investigations lead to the Crown Princess next. The curious information he heard about the felling of a cherry blossom tree which the Crown Prince used to stop by to stare for a moment has him jump a wall to enter the Crown Princess’ courtyard. Unlucky for him, one of the Queen court ladies was there on a mission to recover some talisman she placed in her chambers, people were already heading there to arrest the maid, causing him to be discovered and arrested with her.
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Won Deuk says he believes his memory returned in Episode 5. Not really. Standing so close and her holding his hand made him feel uncomfortable. Why? Because his heart (or rather his body as he says) remembers her. His mind, still has no memory. Like a true, caring husband, Won Deuk leaves Hong Shim to go after Ma Chil. He uses his knowledge of the law and criminal charges to warn Ma Chil to leave Hong Shim alone and never threaten to sell her again because of his debt, else (we’re guessing) he’ll bring him in with it.
Hong Shim run into Seok Ha whilst Won Deuk is out dealing with Ma Chil. Seok Ha denies being her brother, but Hong Shim manages to confirm he is her brother by testing his swordsmanship. The reunion lasts only long enough for a hug and yet another promise from Seok Ha that he will find her once he’s finished with what he has to do, before he leaves her behind once more.
The servant closest to the Crown Prince, Eunuch Yang, shows up at the wake of the Crown Prince, to everyone’s surprise. He was supposed to be at the rain ritual where he should have died along with the Crown Prince it seems. Eunuch Yang mourns the Crown Prince’s death, believing the body at the wake to be the Crown Prince’s, but the nails which were supposed to be neatly manicured weren’t has him thinking something’s off.
Won Deuk is preoccupied with who that man he saw Hong Shim hug. Who could he be to make her get a fever and become so lethargic?
Won Deuk is so troubled by the mystery man, he calls Gu Dol out in the middle of the night to see if Gu Dol could tell him anything. He tells him Hong Shim had a few men after her, but she never so much as smile at any of them. Kkyeut Nyeo didn’t even know she was bethrothed to Won Deuk let alone was dating someone for several years.
Gu Dol tells Won Deuk he has nothing to worry about as she is his wife and he is her husband. All he has to do is apparently sweep her off her feet, please her well so she isn’t distracted. Won Deuk returns with a bunch of flowers. Had he picked some nice ones which dogs don’t use as toilets, maybe Hong Shim would have liked them, but she dares not touch them. Won Deuk’s pretty disgusted, too, when Hong Shim tells her about the flowers. Aw, another fail for Won Deuk. : o( : o(.
Won Deuk leans into Hong Shim looking like he wants to kiss her and is disappointed when she looks away. He reveals later to her dad that he didn’t intend to kiss her. He just wanted to confirm his thoughts by reading her gaze. With Hong Shim looking away, it seems he thinks it’s proof there were no feelings between them like she claims. He’s the only one with feelings.
Eunuch Yang tells Vice Premier about the neat nails, and how because of that he believes the body is not the Crown Prince’s, thinking the Vice Premier is there to help him. After confirming no one else has heard about what the eunuch had said, the Vice Premier slits Eunuch Yang’s throat to silence him. Jung Jae Yoon arrives a little too late to find out what it is that had led to Eunuch Yang’s imprisonment.
The Queen is worried about the curse she put on the Crown Prince and Princess and orders her maid to find it. Near the end of the episode, indeed, she is suspected of being behind the assassination.
Won Deuk uses his skills to help villagers, reading contracts, interpreting contracts and getting out of them or buy them more time. With Won Deuk being in such high demand and being viewed as a totally useful, amazing and brilliant man, Hong Shim’s happier than ever.
Won Deuk minds the house and is told to wait for the man he still believes is her lover to turn up. Meanwhile, Hong Shim is out hunting for the extinct Sabre Fur which the magistrate is demanding they find to present as an offering to the King. Hong Shim makes sure Won Deuk isn’t left starving. She had young Meok Goo bring him a little rice parcel. How sweet! She might not have feelings for Won Deuk (not yet), but she has him in her thoughts!
About the scene which has Park Bok Eun show up at Hong Shim and Won Deuk’s place to tell them and the line of villagers to head to the mountain to find the fur, Won Deuk does his funny start-up thoughts/opinions before stopping mid-sentence again. Hong Shim speaks badly of the King, saying the King is incompetent and greedy. That has Won Deuk jump to defend that the King isn’t like that, but stop there, not quite sure what he wanted to say. Haha.
What’s more, seeming as Won Deuk sounded so much like he knew the King personally, Park Bok Eun challenges Won Deuk to get the King down personally and find the fur following that. If only Park Bok Eun knew. Won Deuk doesn’t only know him personally, the King is his father!
Won Deuk purposefully leaves out the fact the tall, handsome man who visited was just someone who wanted him to read a book, causing Hong Shim to drink away her sorrows. Won Deuk reveals his troubled thoughts about her having fallen in love with another man, which has Hong Shim finally reveal the man to be her brother and the insufferable feeling of wanting to see him so desperately. She thinks Won Deuk doesn’t understand, but he says he does. He’s referring to not being able to see Yoon Yi Seo. With his memory lost, he of course doesn’t know who it is he feels this way about let alone Hong Shim being that person, but he can relieve that pain: she’s right in front of him!
Anyway, learning it’s not a lover she’s missing but her brother has him smile and permits her to hold his hand since she needed some comforting. Only a strong, independent girl like Hong Shim/Yoon Yi Seo could reject the hands of a Crown Prince. It’s true she doesn’t know his true identity, but if she knew, she’d probably respond the same. From the beginning, Lee Yul liked Yoon Yi Seo first. It looks like it’s happened the same way with Won Deuk and Hong Shim. We cannot wait to see Hong Shim start liking Won Deuk, which there’s a teeny tiny sign of it when she sent him off to pretend to be a noblewoman’s lover.
Jung Jae Yoon’s continues to try solve that riddle Lee Yul left him, leading him to sneak into the Crown Princess’ courtyard and is caught by a maid.
Won Deuk attempts to learn to twist straw. He just can’t get the hang of it and asks Hong Shim to show him, which Hong Shim does by sandwiching his hands in between hers and starts showing him how to twist. Won Deuk’s gaze isn’t on the task anymore after that. It’s on her. Hong Shim doesn’t notice the little distance between them until she looks up, and well, notices. She backs away as if staying any longer with his gaze directly looking into her eyes might make her uncomfortable in an exposing kind of way.
Won Deuk’s brains was making her money, but with a noblewoman wanting to hire Won Deuk to pose as her lover, Won Deuk’s looks are making her money, too. For the job, she offers to pay as much as they want. The amount settled is 20 yang. That takes care of two-thirds their 30-yang debt.
Hong Shim seems willing to loan him off for the 20 yang and even asks him to do whatever the noblewoman wants him to do to the job done, but the conviction isn’t as strong as usual. Still she confirms she wants him to go even after he gives her two opportunities to retract her words. When she goes and returns home, she worries over what the noblewoman will have him do. What if she wanted him to act as her lover till night?
Hong Shim’s house gets trashed shortly after dismissing the thought about Won Deuk’s task. The person behind the trashing is suspected to be Park Sun Do again. He seemed unhappy with how Hong Shim dares bring wild ginseng as the offering to the king instead of the demanded Sabre fur. She is made unconscious and kidnapped to the middle of the forest where she is tied to a tree.
Through Gu Dol, Won Deuk hears about the kidnapping and makes a gallant dash towards Hong Shim on the horse he took from the guy his client was trying to make jealous. And we are left anxiously waiting to see Won Deuk reveal another skill of his that will make him even more useful, dependable and wonderful, his never-before-encountered martial arts skills which are amazing enough to save a nation let alone a half-dozen thugs.