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Legend Episode 8, recap

Monday, June 9, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

The show is starting to depress me.

Episode 8

There is much unhappiness in the land. Literally.

Kiha is thinking of quitting, and requests this of Ho Gae. The boy’s totally smitten with her, but his happiness at her return is soon dashed by her declaration that Damduk is her beloved.

(She’s totally willing to give up the Phoenix heart for Damduk. Go Kiha!)

Kiha needs to learn how to read people better – she was much better when she was little. Ho Gae storms out in unhappiness.

Kiah asks Sa Ryang for a favour. (He’s wearing Chang Hui’s hat! The earliest one.) He goes to Jumuchi and tries to hire him. (For all his coldness, he is very loyal to Kiha.) Sa Ryang tells Ba Son and Jumuchi to go rescue Sujini and the Julno princes.

But I think it’s a trap. Especially as the rescue is taking place in the daytime. Sa Ryang, we find out later, is actually impersonating the Julno clan. He also gets beaten up by creepy Hwacheon dude for obeying Kiha.

Hyungo rushes up to hire the men to rescue Damduk, but upon hearing where the mercenaries have gone, he realizes it’s a trap. He rushes off to help.

Sa Ryang comes and kills all the guards so it looks like the rescuers killed the guards, thus causing the maximum amount of damage possible. He tries to kill Dalbi, but Sujini prevents him from doing so with her blades.

Sujini gets all mesmerized by the sight of fire, and can’t move. Once outside, however, she fights pretty well, and the whole gang makes an escape in Hyungo’s cart.

Creepy Hwacheon dude tells Kiha that her actions have doomed Damduk and the king. (We also find out that he has been here since Kajin was around. Woah. Speak of old, necromantic creeps.)

Using rumour, Hwacheon and Yon are twisting the incident to besmirch the men of Julno. I really want to behead Yon. He has the sons of the three chiefs in his hands, but he’s obviously using their lives to his advantage. He even makes out that the king’s the one who’s doing all this.

Sujini is super cute and runs off to rescue Damduk. She is fast and smart like Bugs Bunny.

Back in the palace, the king prepares to give himself up for Damduk’s sake. (Hi, giant rock, would you oblige me by falling down on Lord Yon? Thanks.) Lord Yon comes with a pack of lies to placate the king, but the king knows better. They both stand firm in their will to make their sons the king of Goguryo.

(Speaking of which, doesn’t this remind you of the New Testament? Jesus comes, and everyone crucifies him.)

The king sends General Go to protect Damduk. If he does not turn out to be the real Joo Shin king, the general must also kill him.

The general leaves only two regiments to protect the king (not enough people at all, and these soldiers are certain to die).

Ba Son gets the Julno princes out. Just in time, as it turns out, as she sees the Hwacheon troops go after Damduk. She rushes back to get her weapons to avenge her father and lost brother – Hyungo, who happens to be there, realizes who it is.

The Hwacheon soldiers reach the village where Damduk is at. He does some ass-kicking. (He probably also thinks Kiha betrayed him. *sigh* But how do they get his location if she doesn’t tell? It’s not like there aren’t five million villages from here to Julno.)

Even as the sons of Julno get Damduk out (still five against fifty), Sujini rides up and does some nice archery.

In the night, Damduk is still waiting for Kiha. As more Hwacheon troops approach, they split up and all pretend to be Damduk. (Yay for using polo strategies.) They escape a much-frustrated Sa Ryang.

Damduk goes back to the capital. Sujini gives all the Julno princes a tongue-lashing for even thinking of abandoning Damduk. The prince is all touched by their loyalty. They rush to rescue the kidnapped boys, but it’s too late – Yon is a step ahead of them and kills the boys – leaving Damduk and his companions to look guilty.

Damduk is hurt that people would think so lowly of him, and grieved over the boys.

(Lots of really nice horsies in the drama.)

As they are surrounded by angry pursuers, the Guh Mool use their camouflaging tools to rescue Damduk and co.

The prince and the sons of Julno go to Dae Ja castle to gather more troops, and Sujini goes back to the capital to gather the news.

Ho Gae is completely okay with the killing of Damduk now. He’s also completely okay with being an underhanded bastard. *headdesk*

The three chiefs mourn their sons and resolve to attack. The leader of the second regiment has a son who’s turning one this year. Gak Dan knows there’s only about thirty people protecting her king. She knows she’ll die. She does it anyway.

Ho Gae sets out to kill Damduk, who’s rushing to his father.



– Odds are high against Damduk, but I do believe that he’ll overcome the odds. Just not too happy at the eventual angst.

– For all their affection, it just looks like Kiha and Damduk can’t stay together. Poor Kiha. On the other hand, I really like Sujini.

– I really can’t just kill Dae Jang Ryo? Aww, damn.


  1. flyingcrispi
    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 6:18 am

    “Sujini is super cute and runs off to rescue Damduk. She is fast and smart like Bugs Bunny.” LMAO!!!!

    Don’t worry, creepy Hwacheon dude will die.

  2. sevenses
    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Okay. I feel better now. Does he die before incurring significant damage, though?

  3. flyingcrispi
    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:17 am

    He’ll have plenty of time to incur “significant damage”.
    Do you want me to tell you in which episode he dies?

  4. sevenses
    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Yes, but let me guess first – 24? (If he incurs damage, then I’d say the last episode is most likely.)

  5. flyingcrispi
    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    You’re always right. It’s sad. He’s a freaking mosquito (pisses you off all night, and only at 6 am when it’s time to get up, you finally crush it!) he dies like ten minutes or so before the very end…

    How’s the weather where you live? ‘Cause here it feels like the monsoons in India. The clouds even launched an ice balls attack (I think hailstones is the word)! I don’t get it, it’s the south of France here, and it’s June! It should be hot and sunny!

  6. sevenses
    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 11:58 am

    Lols, he’s just too good a villain to give up, much like Voldemort. Your analogies are so interesting!

    Eurk. Hailstorms? We just get thunderstorms here, nothing more serious. (Yeah, that is really odd. Maybe you’re developing tornado-sympathetic weather, which would be really, really bad.)

    I think I’ve got my first mosquito bite of the season, by the way. *scratches* 😀

  7. flyingcrispi
    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Congratulations on your mosquito bite! I’d advise you not to scratch it, sometimes it leaves scars, and the more you scratch, the more it itches. But I’m sure you knew that already.
    Anyway, maybe the weather is bad because of global warming, or maybe some antechrist was born, or worse… a republican (lol, i’m just kidding).

    Oh and I’ve got good news! I had good enough grades to make it to senior year!

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