100 Days My Prince Episode 10 Recap
Won Deuk and Hong Shim kiss and the heavens open up with rain! Hong Shim and the villagers all rejoice. Won Deuk voices his discomfort in seeing Hong Shim dance in the rain. She just broke away from the kiss and started celebrating, leaving him to stand there in the rain like Hong Shim had long forgotten she had just been kissed by Won Deuk.
Moving out of the rain to a shed to wait out the rain, Won Deuk seems held back with letting Hong Shim know what happened in Hanyang. Hong Shim’s mention of how hard his trip must have been has him avoid saying anything about it. Instead, he turns the focus on her brother and how hard it must’ve been when her whole family was framed and killed for a crime they didn’t commit. (He had learned about this past of hers through Hong Shim’s father in Episode 9.) Hong Shim asks Won Deuk about whether his trip had brought back any of his memory. Won Deuk tells her none of it came back and that it was a waste of his time. He lied about having gotten lost because Hanyang was a big place and it made it impossible to locate people.
Seok Ha’s answer to Won Deuk’s question about who Won Deuk’s identity is seems to be the reason behind not wanting to say much. After being overpowered by Won Deuk, Seok Ha didn’t enlighten Won Deuk with a name or a title. He only tells Won Deuk that he is someone who’s dead in people’s memory. If they were to learn that he exists countless people will die.
Learning this, Won Deuk doesn’t seem to be chasing after who he is anymore. He resigns to being Won Deuk, learning to twist straw, make shoes, use a sickle to bring back herbs, gut a fish for Gu Dol and Kkyeut Nyeo (which he ended not being able to do).
Jung Jae Yoon commissions Hong Shim’s Solution Agency to help him get on the good side of Park Sun Do by having Hong Shim steal his treasured dog, Oh Dae Boo, to make it look like the dog ran away before returning it to the nobleman. A hiccup occurs in the plan with Hong Shim losing the dog after coaxing it from the sleeping Park Sun Do’s embrace, leading the Jung Jae Yoon and Hong Shim to really have to find the dog.
Won Deuk wasn’t going to let Jung Jae Yoon spend more time than he already had with Hong Shim, though. With villagers talking, word’s gotten back to Won Deuk that while he was in Hanyang, the new magistrate has been hitting on Hong Shim. He hasn’t really been hitting on Hong Shim like they believe, but, as Won Deuk points out, Jung Jae Yoon could have used his officials to carry out this task for him. Yet, he chose Hong Shim to do the job. It could be he is using this as a way to spend more time with Hong Shim.
Sending Hong Shim home to take over the job, Won Deuk sets a trap to lure the dog. Whilst Won Deuk and Jung Jae Yoon wait for the dog to show up, Jung Jae Yoon feel like they’ve met before. The way Won Deuk enlightens him with his views about being a great leader and his voice reminds him of the way the Crown Prince talks, but he’s unable to make that connection before being interrupted by the appearance of Oh Dae Boo.
Dog back with them, Won Deuk move to end the business transaction, rudely remarking Jung Jae Yoon go be the dog of Park Sun Do. Though it looks like Jung Jae Yoon’s goal is to butter up to the nobleman, Jung Jae Yoon is actually on a mission to find out who is at the top of the corruption that Jo Bo Young was involved.
Despite Won Deuk’s rudeness and insults, Jung Jae Yoon finds he still likes Won Deuk a lot and asks if Won Deuk wanted to be his friend. Won Deuk is surprised: he’s just a lowly farmer. Jung Jae Yoon tells him he’s just a son of a concubine. This exchange between them seems to have gotten Jung Jae Yoon to see that he shouldn’t only listen to powerful people, but also people who are weak, too, because you can learn from those who are in weak position. It is what makes a good leader. This was the view Won Deuk had expressed to Jung Jae Yoon which seemingly is what had Jung Jae Yoon apologise to Won Deuk for being rude after requesting to be friends.
Won Deuk rejects the request. He didn’t want to befriend a fool who believes buttering up to Park Sun Do is enough to get to the top of the corruption. Jung Jae Yoon seeks Won Deuk’s opinion on what would be something a wise one would do.
The next thing we see, Won Deuk standing in the distance holding plate above his head so Park Sun Do can use him as target practice. Whether this was Won Deuk’s suggestion, it’s unclear. But it certainly helped Jung Jae Yoon gain Park Sun Do’s trust. The archery game had Park Sun Do tell Jung Jae Yoon he will try his best to invite him when he next meets the Vice Premier, adding to a previous scene which had one of the ministers mention to the Vice Premier how they weren’t able to smuggle in premium goods now the previous magistrate Jo Boo Young has been fired.
The archery game which saw the arrow fly past the side of Won Deuk’s cheek also had Won Deuk flash on more things: arrow to female physician Song Sun’s neck, the arrows he requested at his birthday party, the King and the Crown Princess.
More memories are returning, but Won Deuk seems no longer interested in recovering his memory. After acting as a target for Park Sun Do, he returns home to making straw shoes. Even though he can make money transcribing books, he’s decided he won’t be doing that anymore because making straw shoes is a more suitable thing to do as Won Deuk just like letting Park Sun Do shoot an arrow at him.
Won Deuk’s made the decision. He’s going to live as Won Deuk and remain by Hong Shim’s side. With this decision made, Hong Shim, who had originally intended to leave Won Deuk behind and leave with her father and brother, asks if he wants to leave with her. She tells him that once they go with her brother, they will have to live in hiding somewhere for the rest of their lives. If he’s okay with that then will he leave with her. Won Deuk doesn’t give a verbal answer. He only hugs her. (Looks like, he accepts.)
Staying as Won Deuk is looking like something he might not be granted as a rumour started by the Vice Premier’s son back in the palace. When Won Deuk went to make offerings to the King, he was spotted by the Vice Premier’s son back in Episode 9 and had started telling stories to court ladies and maids to justify the sighting. Because of his son’s sighting, the Vice Premier is now on-route to Songjoo Village.
Jung Jae Yoon’s also come upon some handwriting on a document that looks exactly like the Crown Prince’s. This handwriting is written by Won Deuk. The rumour which he had heard through Ae Wol (Han Ji Eun), a gisaeng, and found ridiculous, now doesn’t sound so ridiculous after this discovery.
In other palace developments, the King’s no longer willing to sacrifice the Queen or Prince Seo Won and has secretly ordered his men to kill the Vice Premier. Whilst on-route to Songjoo Village, the Vice Premier is ambushed by assassins which presumably are ones sent by the King.
Episode 10 Screencaps
Won Deuk and Hong Shim’s kiss causes the sky to finally bless Joseon with rain and Hong Shim to completely forget about the kiss she just shared with Won Deuk. Won Deuk expresses his discomfort. He’s probably talking about standing in the rain getting wet than seeing her completely forget the moment they had a second ago.
Won Deuk and Hong Shim wait out the rain in a shed. Won Deuk seems closed off about what happened in Hanyang. Her mention about his return and how tired he must be to have walked all the way back from Hanyang has Won Deuk ask about how hard it must have been for Hong Shim to have gone through being framed for a crime her family didn’t commit as well as her separation from her brother.
Hong Shim asks about Won Deuk’s memories, bringing the conversation back to his trip again, and whether he’s regained them. Won Deuk let’s out little, mentioning Hanyang being big and it being impossible to locate people. He ended up getting lost and ended up wasting his time.
Won Deuk seems all okay when he jokes about wanting to stay in Hanyang because of all the nice things, but he hints that he’s not when he goes to hug Hong Shim and asks to stay that way until the rain stops.
Queen is dressed in white and fears drinking a sip of water (she appears to be afraid she’ll be poisoned) or even to breathe. She tells the King he must do something about the Vice Premier or she is sure she and Seo Won will die. He will do everything he can to achieve what he wants and soon he will take the throne, too. King promises he will protect her no matter what, and it looks like he means it as he vows to become a cold-hearted King and cut off ties with the ill-fated relationship he has with the Vice Premier. He approaches Chief Censor and orders him to kill the Vice Premier.
Back at home, Won Deuk’s in deep thought about the response Seok Ha gave when asked about his own identity (that is, Won Deuk’s identity, not Seok Ha’s). Seok Ha’s response was he is a dead man in people’s memory and so he shouldn’t find out who he is. When his existence is revealed, countless people will be killed. It now explains why Won Deuk has been so closed off in talking about what he found out in Hanyang.
Hong Shim catches him in this troubled state and asks what it was he was thinking so hard about. He lies to her, telling her he was wondering why his wife was taking so long with her bath.
Hong Shim’s reluctant to leave Won Deuk’s room, as if hoping he’d ask her to stay the night with him just like before he found out he wasn’t Won Deuk. Won Deuk’s doesn’t say he doesn’t want her to stay, but he doesn’t ask her to stay. He only tells her that if she doesn’t want to sleep with him, she should head back to her room just after teasing her about how she must’ve missed him, how much she must’ve wanted to see him, touch him and talk to him.
That gets Hong Shim up on her feet and leaving the room as she denies it to be the case. “Never,” she says. She’s been carrying water all day and too exhausted to want that before flopping down to sleep. A moment later, she gets back up recalling how he used to beg her to sleep with him and wondering what the point was when he kissed her. Hong Shim seems disappointed. : oD : oD.
More and more the scenes between the Crown Princess and Seok Ha suggest there’s a relationship between them. She’s by his side again. She’s also seen suggesting one of Seok Ha’s men, Beom, run away to avoid being interrogated by the Vice Premier after Beom showed signs he was hiding something from him.
The letter the Crown Princess left under a house and taken by Chief Censor in Episode 6 is given to Seo Won. The Chief Censor is trying to encourage Seo Won use it as a love letter to cause trouble for the Crown Princess. Seo Won has no interest in doing such things just to claim the throne which he doesn’t seem to strongly want.
Won Deuk asks Hong Shim’s dad to teach him to twist rope (as well as chop wood and wield a sickle). He mentions this is his way of thanking Hong Shim’s dad for saving his life, but the reason is he’s decided to live as Won Deuk.
Won Deuk bumps into Meok Goo and hear about the rumours spread about Jung Jae Yoon hitting on Hong Shim when Won Deuk was away. Jung Jae Yoon is definitely interested in Hong Shim, but the only scene where Jung Jae Yoon is seen going after Hong Shim is right after he was introduced to the villagers to ask whether she really is married. He didn’t believe her when she told him during their first run-in, all because her braid wasn’t in a bun. But at the introduction, she had the braid in a bun which had him finally see she was telling the truth.
10 Hong Shim has Won Deuk lie in her lap so she can cool down and treat his red, sunburned face after spending the day gathering herbs. Won Deuk tells Hong Shim he’s never given her permission to touch him when she goes to stroke his eyebrows, but he tells her that she is the only woman who can touch her without his permission. ^^ ^^
Jung Jae Yoon hires Hong Shim to help him with his plan to get into Park Sun Do’s good side by stealing his treasured dog and making it look like the dog ran away. Jung Jae Yoon would then help ‘locate’ the dog for the nobleman and receive Park Sun Do’s gratitude in the form of an introduction into his group of high-ranking people which includes the Vice Premier.
Hiring Hong Shim for this task isn’t actually necessary. As Won Deuk points out to Jung Jae Yoon, he has many officials he can call upon to do this task for him. It leads Won Deuk to believe more that Jung Jae Yoon is using this task to hit on Hong Shim. Whether it’s the truth or not, Won Deuk’s accusation offends Jung Jae Yoon and the two have a brief staring contest, which is broken shortly after by Hong Shim’s confession she’s lost the dog.
Jung Jae Yoon and Won Deuk set a trap to lure the Park Sun Do’s dog to catch it. Whilst they crouch waiting, Won Deuk lets Jung Jae Yoon know he sees through Jung Jae Yoon’s plan to get on Park Sun Do’s good side, leading Won Deuk to call Jung Jae Yoon a soon-to-be dog of Park Sun Do’s! Retorting, Jung Jae Yoon calls Won Deuk a peasant, which has Won Deuk return with “Concubine’s son”.
The exchange leads Won Deuk to express some insightful words about leadership, learning from all, listening to all. They are words which is so reminiscent of the Crown Prince. Although Jung Jae Yoon doesn’t quite know who Won Deuk’s words as well as his voice remind him of, Jung Jae Yoon finds Won Deuk familiar and wonder if they’ve met before.
Oh Dae Boo (as Park Sun Do’s dog is called) shows up then, interrupting the conversation, and is caught. At this point, Jung Jae Yoon reveals his real reason for wanting to get close to Park Sun Do before asking Won Deuk if they could be friends despite Won Deuk’s rudeness and insults. Jung Jae Yoon also apologises for his own rude behaviour. Won Deuk declines the friendship request as he didn’t want a friend for a fool. No offense was taken as Jung Jae Yoon seem open to hearing what he would do.
Jung Jae Yoon has Park Sun Do shoot an arrow at a plate above Won Deuk’s head. We’re not quite sure if this is Won Deuk and Jung Jae Yoon working together to catch the person at the top of the corruption, but this is the scene which follows after Jung Jae Yoon asks Won Deuk for his opinion about what he should do to catch the King pin at the top of the corruption.
As Won Deuk stayed still and let the arrow whizz past him, a number of images appear in his head again: he flashes on the time female physicial Song Sun is shot, the time he asked to receive arrows as birthday gift, the King and the Crown Princess.
Rumour about the Crown Prince being alive is circulating, which has the Vice Premier angry. He soon learns of all people, the person spreading the rumours about the Crown Prince being alive is his own son. As if because this rumour came from his son, the Vice Premier decides it’s time to head down to Songjoo Village to do a bit of investigating himself. To his surprise, men in black clothes stand in his path. They’re assassins. This looks like the plan of the King’s to sever their ill-fated relationship by killing the Vice Premier.
Ae Wol relays the two rumours going around in the palace to Jung Jae Yoon: the rumour about the baby not being the Crown Prince’s and it being a scheme of the Queen and her people, and the rumour about the Crown Prince being alive. Shortly after he hears this, Park Bok Eun delivers paperwork for Jung Jae Yoon to sign off on which contain Won Deuk’s handwriting. It’s handwriting Jung Jae Joon quickly recognises as very similar to the Crown Prince’s handwriting.
Won Deuk’s back at home making straw shoes. Together with the incident whether Won Deuk willingly let Park Sun Do shoot an arrow at him, it has Hong Shim worried and wondering whether something happened in Hanyang that’s caused him to act so lowly. Acting lowly is what he should do as Won Deuk. He tells her, he doesn’t want to regain any memories because he wants to stay by her side.
Seeing as that’s the case, Hong Shim asks whether he’d leave with her. She tells Won Deuk her brother is supposed to come by to get her today and she was going to leave with her dad. When they leave with her brother she will have to live in hiding somewhere for the rest of her life. She asks if he’s okay with having a woman like her, will he leave with her? His answer is a hug.