100 Days My Prince Episode 9 Recap
Won Deuk’s angry after finding out he’s not Won Deuk. He seems angrier over why she decided to have him learn about it now than the lying. He thinks it’s because she found his feelings for her burdensome, that she didn’t want to sleep with him, and so she had him learn the truth. He accuses her only wanting to pretend to be married to pass the problem of Park Sun Do wanting to make her a concubine or be beaten to death for not wanting to be one.
Hong Shim does nothing to suggest otherwise. Hong Shim only admits using him before she tells him he can cut the breast tie and divorce her if that’s what he wants. He can also stay for as long as he likes until he recovers his memories.
True as it is, it’s a bit too straightforward as it makes Hong Shim sounds like she has no feelings for Won Deuk, like it’s just Won Deuk’s one-sided love. But it’s not. After admitting the situation in such a way, Hong Shim’s shows worry that Won Deuk might leave her.
Out with Kkyeut Nyeo, Hong Shim reveals that she’s become dependent on him. Won Deuk’s strong she tells Kkyeut Nyeo. He’s so strong, she finds herself depending on him. This is a complete contrast to how she was before: she was so independent. (It sounds like she’s suggesting that more and more, she can’t see herself living without Won Deuk.)
When Kkyeut Nyeo talks about having a baby girl with Gu Dol and wanting Hong Shim to have a baby girl so they could marry them together, Hong Shim cries. Clearly, it’s a future she wants, but thinks she thinks won’t happen because of her lies and deception.
Had Won Deuk walked by just a little earlier, he would have seen Hong Shim pretty affected by it all and is actually very upset over the whole situation. What he saw, though, is a happy Hong Shim playing in the stream. Moments before he happened to walk by the river, Kkyeut Nyeo had pushed Hong Shim into it in an attempt to cheer Hong Shim up.
The sight has Won Deuk sit Hong Shim down to find out just how much of her words were lies after she returns home. He wants to know things like whether it was the first time they met, and whether her story about him falling in love with her at first sight and proposing under a cherry tree after following her there was a lie. She answers yes to all. Funnily, the answer should be no. It’s not the first time they met because they met as Lee Yul and Yoon Yi Seo; and he really did fall in love with her at first sight, and had followed her to a cherry tree and proposed to her when they were young.
The one thing he really wanted to know is who the man was in her lies—was it the real Won Deuk?—and whether that story about spending the night together at the watermill really happen. To his relief, Hong Shim tells him it was all made up. The man in her story isn’t the real Won Deuk and that the night at the watermill didn’t happen because Hong Shim never got a chance to meet the man because he joined the army.
With things cleared up, Won Deuk tells Hong Shim that she may have started this marriage, but only he can end it. Until that time, he is her husband and she is her wife, and that she must keep that in mind.
But in order to decide whether he should stay or leave and end things with Hong Shim, Won Deuk must find out who he is. He starts off with sneaking into the magistrate’s office library to read over the events and incidents that happened in Songjoo Village. The record he seems to be curious about is the time he was on Mount Chunwoo delivering water to the guards, who he finds out are palace guards.
Hanyang is where he needs to go. Just so happens Gu Dol is heading that way for a job involving the delivery of offerings to the King.
After Won Deuk is called to the magistrate’s office to receive a reward of four rolls of silk from the king for his help in exposing former magistrate Jo Boo Young’s corruption, he returns home to let Hong Shim know he will be going to Hanyang to find back his memory.
Watching Won Deuk leave for Hanyang has Hong Shim worried. She is sure he won’t be back, but how wrong she is. Not only does Won Deuk return, but he returns to kiss her!
What Won Deuk found out whilst in Hanyang, whether he got his memory back or not isn’t clear. Whilst in the palace, all we see is Won Deuk’s ability to know his way to and around the palace before he comes face to face with Seok Ha who Won Deuk recognises from the fragments of memory he’s gotten so far.
Seok Ha (who’s just woken from his arrow injury) makes a move to fight Won Deuk, but he’s quickly outfought. With his own sword pointed at him, Won Deuk moves to about his (as in Won Deuk’s) identity. Since Seok Ha was after him, he should be able to tell him. Whether Seok Ha tells Won Deuk isn’t known as this is where the scene cuts to the final couple of scenes which sees Won Deuk cup Hong Shim’s face in his hand to kiss her. No greeting or speaking about the trip first. He just kisses her.
In the palace, the Queen plans to start a rumour about the Crown Princess’ baby not being the Crown Prince’s child. But after the Vice Premier is tipped off by a defected minister (the Minister of Culture and Education) she is threatened by the Vice Premier to stop her plan or he will put her name on the blank scroll he had the King stamp his seal.
Jung Jae Yoon’s officially Songjoo Village’s new magistrate. He arrives into the village coming off as a friendlier, more approachable magistrate than Jo Boo Young, but his impossible request to the villagers to fill up Park Sun Do’s dried up we’ll have the villagers muttering disapproval. Park Sun Do is appears to be someone Jung Jae Yoon must approach to show his loyalty to the Vice Premier.
While in the background, Jung Jae Yoon has the Crown Prince’s head eunuch, Eunuch Yang, under his care after intercepting his disposal. He’s praying the eunuch recovers to help him uncover the truth behind the Crown Prince’s assassination.
At Songjoo Village, Jung Jae Yoon comes across the Crown Prince at the magistrate’s office and then when he was handing down the King’s reward of four silk rolls to him, but Jung Jae Yoon doesn’t recognise him because Jung Jae Yoon is actually face blind.
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Won Deuk confronts Hong Shim about the lies and deception. She doesn’t deny or try make any excuse. It’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth with Hong Shim which makes Won Deuk think he’s just someone she used to overcome her predicament with needing to marry because of the Crown Prince’s orders and not become Park Sun Do’s concubine.
Love how the drama has Hong Shim takes control of getting Won Deuk to learn about the deception and lie. It save us from worrying about how he’ll react when he finds out some other way, but then again, there’s still the matter of his father having killed her father to take the throne.
Seok Ha’s wounded from an arrow that was supposedly meant for the Crown Princess at the end of Episode 8. The Crown Princess comes by to see him whilst he recovers from his non-critical injury. The relationship between Seok Ha and Crown Princess is looking suspicious in the sense there’s something going on between them.
Hong Shim’s dad explains to Won Deuk the deception was not Hong Shim’s fault before taking Won Deuk to the place he found him. Won Deuk wants to know what else he found that might give him a clue to who he is. Hong Shim’s dad tells Won Deuk truthfully he doesn’t want Won Deuk to recover his memory. And so, Hong Shim’s dad doesn’t let him know about the clothing he buried. It’s not simply wanting him to stay by Hong Shim’s side. It’s to protect Won Deuk, too. He tells him, just like Hong Shim who’s supposed to be dead after her family was falsely accused of a crime, Won Deuk was meant to be dead. But, he saved him, because just like how he couldn’t let Hong Shim die, he couldn’t let him die.
Won Deuk doesn’t get much in relation to who he is from Hong Shim’s dad, but as he wanders around the place his assassination took place, he flashes on an arrow coming towards him and guards in the distance.
Hong Shim describes Won Deuk as ‘strong’ when Kkyeut Nyeo asks her what Won Deuk is like. She tells her friend that Won Deuk is so strong, she keeps depending on him. When Kkyeut Nyeo starts talking about a future where if the two had children—Kkyeut Nyeo birthing a girl with Gu Dol, and Hong Shim birthing a boy with Won Deuk—they could marry them off together, Hong Shim starts crying. Hong Shim is really worried and sad about losing Won Deuk over her deception.
The tears has Hong Shim finally let Kkyeut Nyeo learn about the truth about her and Won Deuk which has Kkyeut Nyeo try to cheer her up by pushing Hong Shim into the water the two friends had been near.
Won Deuk happens to pass by then and sees Hong Shim smiling and playing cheerfully in the water, like she wasn’t just sad and down about lying and deceiving him.
Won Deuk checks to see how much Hong Shim lied to him. Did she lie about him falling in love with her and proposing to her under a cherry tree? Yes, she says. If only they knew how true it actually is. Won Deuk may not have fallen in love with her and proposed to her, but Lee Yul did.
He asks who the man in her stories was. Was it the real Won Deuk? Hong Shim tells him “No”. It was all made up. He asks if the night at the watermill happen. Hong Shim tells him they never even met because he joined the army.
With all this clarified, Won Deuk seems satisfied. All he cared about was that she didn’t have another man in her heart.
Hong Shim and Won Deuk get into talking about looks and how Hong Shim doesn’t care about looks as the heart is what matters. “Won Deuk is a sorry sight,” Won Deuk casually says about the real Won Deuk. This comment gets Hong Shim defending the guy and how looks isn’t important as the heart, and that she doesn’t care about looks. Gazing directly at Hong Shim, Won Deuk scoffs before asking if that was really the truth. She confidently nods, but as she stares at Won Deuk, Hong Shim changes her answer. Looks isn’t completely unimportant, she says. Yes, Won Deuk is handsome, and not even independent, unshallow, Hong Shim can reject handsome. : oD : oD
Won Deuk is annoyed because his marriage was ruined because of her lies, and wants her to compensate. Won Deuk gets Hong Shim to think of a name which he be, ending up in Hong Shim falling asleep on his shoulders. It probably took everything him to push her off him when he wants her so much, but he does it. He wakes her and tells her to go to her room to sleep before doing a few squats to rid some of that energy in him.
Joon Jae Yoon intercepts the disposal of Crown Prince’s closest person, Eunuch Yang. He’s still alive, but unconscious while Jung Jae Yoon has a physician treat him.
Won Deuk’s assassin appears in his dreams and it has him thinking this man might be the same person as the one who shot the arrow in the barley fields. In order to decide he will stay with Hong Shim, he decides he must figure out who he is. We might be wrong, but Won Deuk could be worried about him bringing harm to Hong Shim. On Mount Chunwoo with Hong Shim’s dad, he mentioned that he could be a criminal for all they know. Hong Shim’s dad says he’s pretty good judge of character, but even so, he doesn’t care about his past. He wants him to stay as Won Deuk and be his son-in-law.
Jung Jae Yoon arrives in Songjoo Village as the new magistrate with a run in with Hong Shim on a horse she’s attempting to ride and return to the nobleman Won Deuk took from to save Hong Shim when she was kidnapped in Episode 6/Episode 7. With Hong Shim’s braid undone (in other words, still unmarried and single), Jung Jae Yoon smiles as he sees marriage on the cards for him soon. In other words, he’ll be pursuing her and looking to marry Hong Shim. Hong Shim does tell him she’s married, but he thinks she’s just saying it to push him away. He’ll be so shocked, so disappointed (and is shocked and disappointed) when he finds out Hong Shim’s telling him the truth later at the magistrate’s office with her braid back in a bun.
Won Deuk’s at the magistrate’s office wanting to take a look around the Magistrate Office Library. He’s refused access by Park Bok Eun, but manages to get in to read records in the day he was delivering water in Mount Chunwoo when Park Bok Eun is preoccupied with showing Jung Jae Yoon around.
Jung Jae Yoon actually catches Won Deuk whilst he’s being shown around in the library, but he doesn’t expose Won Deuk. Jung Jae Yoon just catches up with Won Deuk at the main door to the magistrate office, wanting to know what Won Deuk was doing there. It’s a scene which shows Jung Jae Yoon’s inability to recognize faces. With the two having met and spoken together, Jung Jae Yoon should have instantly recognised him as the Crown Prince, but he doesn’t.
None the wiser, Won Deuk is called to the magistrate’s office by Jung Jae Yoon to receive his reward from the King for his involvement in uncovering the corruption of the former magistrate Jo Boo Young.
Won Deuk sets off towards Hanyang after returning from the magistrate’s office with enough rolls of silk to pay of the whole debt he owes. The departure, though only a trip to deliver the village’s offerings to the King, has Hong Shim sure he won’t be returning.
Whilst in Hanyang, a bit of Won Deuk’s memory appears. He can tell he and his people aren’t far from the palace when in Hanyang. Inside the palace, his eyes catch onto the guards and their swords (he seems to recognise the swords) and almost gets into a bit of trouble with them when he tries following them. Luckily, Gu Dol shows up in time before anything became an issue. Won Deuk does expose himself a little when the Vice Premier’s son spots him. He’s not sure of his eyes are playing tricks on him. The Vice Premier and Won Deuk also cross paths, but luckily Won Deuk isn’t spotted as the Vice Premier is too busy reading a letter to see Won Deuk/the Crown Prince just passed him!
Seok Ha learns from the Vice Premier’s son of his sighting of someone who looks uncannily like the Crown Prince. Seok Ha’s off wandering the streets in his injured condition to see Won Deuk in Hanyang and starts tailing him. Won Deuk’s not unaware and leads him into the dark forest where Won Deuk outfights Seok Ha very easily. With a sword pointed at Seok Ha, Won Deuk demands Seok Ha tell him his (as in Won Deuk’s) identity. (Will he tell? Not yet. Seok Ha’s response in Episode 10.)
Jung Jae Yoon is introduced to village and gains the approval of the villagers when he introduces himself as a child to a concubine so they are no different to him. He wants them to come to him with their problems. He comes off as friendlier, approachable than the past magistrate who’s on their side until they’re made to fill Park Sun Do’s well with water.
Jung Jae Yoon is trying to get on the good side of Park Sun Do for his investigations it seems, but it’s getting misunderstood as another person trying to climb the ladder.
Hong Shim isn’t impressed. She teaches Jung Jae Yoon a lesson by tricking him into falling into a hole. She tells him he can dig himself out with a twig, which, just like filling the well with water, is an impossible task no matter how hard he tries. But, he made the villagers do the impossible task anyway. He even told them that hard work can help achieve anything. Let’s see if hard work gets him out of his hole.
The Queen has her court ladies start a rumour that is not that much a rumour at all. She wants them to spread that the Crown Princess’ baby isn’t the Crown Prince’s. The Vice Premier has already been tipped off about this rumour of the Queen’s and threatens her with the blank paper stamped with King’s seal.
Won Deuk hasn’t returned with Gu Dol and it has her feeling down. But turning the corner, Won Deuk stands. Catching sight of Hong Shim, Won Deuk speedily approaches her before pulling her in to give us viewers the couple’s first kiss! : oO : oO