Prince Geum Lee Rim (Lee Jung Jin) (Lee Gon’s uncle) is a patient and ruthless villain. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without expressed and written permission from this site’s author is strictly prohibited. Given this is Lee Min-Ho’s first drama after returning from military service, he slots into the role of Lee-Gon perfectly and his counterpart, Lee Rim, is certainly shaping up to be a formidable opponent going forward. @Ian Yap @Lime, agreed with both of you, it seems like suddenly the injury is on the right side now. All of those happened in 1994. i think the cloaked figure is Lee Gon, going back from the future, thanks, but got really confused on this part “A group of armed guards, led by Lee Rim, show up and confront his Father. ( Log Out / Court Lady Noh Ok Nam follows Lee Gon into the palace. Lee Gon rides. In Ganlin, the rainy season will end and the weather will clear, the wind will stop, and the waves will be stable. He pushes the boy against the column declaring he’s waited for this moment. At a guess, I’d imagine the cloaked figure we saw during the early parts of the episode is Lee Rim himself, possibly finding a way to travel through time as well as parallel dimensions and causing a time paradox to occur where this always happens on a loop. Detective Gang Shin Jae (Kim Kyung Nam) states the records show Lee Rim was born in 1951 and is currently 70 years old. Lee Rim says he’ll show him a new world. The King: Eternal Monarch Detective Shim herds the other man into the police van driven by Head Detective Park. She tells him formal mourning is over and he’s done well. Jo Young asks him not to do that. Lee Rim states the flute only appears every 20 years. The trunk opens. In the Republic meanwhile, *Lee Rim’s body (the one from that world) is shown to his wife and she confirms his identity. He shots Lee Rim in the shoulder. Prince Beuyong arrives for the funeral. He holds both pieces of the magic flute enraged that Lee Gon has messed with his plans. The trio isn’t happy. The King: Eternal Monarch sets the scene beautifully in its first episode. Time Traveller/Parallel Universe etc. We then cut across to the Kingdom of Corea, in Winter 1994. When she pulls away Lee Gon lean to whisper in her ear. Alone Lee Gon get out his Alice in Wonderland book. I liked the interaction with Jo Young and Lee Gon. The valet promises not to make the mistake again. She asks him to perform the autopsy. Lee Rim’s assistant declares they must return to the future as once the palace guards appear; they won’t be able to return. The King: Eternal Monarch season 1, episode 11 has to deal with the aftermath of the Prince’s death. The End. The King: Eternal Monarch Episode 1 Recap Present Day… Inside a police interrogation room Lee Rim (Lee Jung Jin) tells of an ancient magical flute from 682 that when played could cure illness, end drought, etc. Lee Rim stares at half the magic flute. Lee Rim bemoans the lack of time left and hurries out the palace, leaving behind the shattered glass and two bodies. He looks at his half of the magic flute. King Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho) commands the room. ( Log Out / Right now it’s a mumble-jumble. They are stunned to see each other. Yep, time travel with no explanation of how an adult Jung Tae Eul, born in 1990 rescued the young prince Lee Gon-C (I’ll use -C for Corea and -K for Korea in order for me to hang on to my sanity with the double cast of characters) from being assassinated by Lee Rim-C in 1994 … there is a time travel element. Sensing this could be bad news, Korea’s Lee Gon is killed. Only, a young Lee Gon turns up and demands Lee Rim be imprisoned and given the maximum sentence. I totally loved this movie and have watched it several times, especially with Lee Min Ho acting in it. Lee Gon declares he’s not interested in marriage. They aren’t impressed. He stares into her eyes. But her birthday is May 1990. The police ID belonged to Tae Eul-K, but was the masked protector Tae Eul-K or Tae Eul-C❓⁉️ It seems the magic flute is needed is needed to travel between dimensions … how did an adult Tae Eul travel to 1994❓⁉️. In the first episode, when the young Prince Imperial Guem received the neck injury, apparently, the prince was stabbed in the neck by the flute on HIS left side. She backs the car up into the parking lot startling the men. He must have been shocked when Lee Gon welded the 4-tiger sword and cut the magic flute in half. At least I cannot think of a more hyped show than this one considering it is my the writer juggernaut Kim Eun-sook (Mr. Sunshine, Goblin, Descendants of the Sun, Heirs, Secret Garden, etc. He flashes back to the masked man that saved him as a young boy. Back home she thanks the heavens for his death, given how much of a burden he was to her. I also can’t sleep tonight. In theory, “The King: Eternal Monarch” has everything going for it, a great cast, a legendary screenwriter, a terrific production company, and an enormous budget. I’m looking forward to the next episode. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. She remembers a particular smell. Underhanded and with little manpower in the force, Tae-Eul and the others refuse to do overtime to handle this new workload. He asks why Lee Gon took off. The King: Eternal Monarch season 1, episode 7 deepens the mystery between both worlds. A primary power is the two worlds. I hope Writer Kim brings this into focus. I’m with you, kjt. She backs up into the car behind her. Lee Gon-C said that he doesn’t exist in Korea. With a nifty spin move, she knocks him down and cuffs him. He sees his bloody uncle. He says the prime minister must arrive early because of the power of the talisman. I thought Lee Gon-K’s mother survived? Only, his police file reads that he’s 70 but yet, he doesn’t look a day over 25. She puts on her badge and declares she’s the police. The security team scurries to mount their own horses and Jo Young is called. This hour, our heroine finds herself in more danger than she’d bargained for, but luckily, she’s no damsel in distress. But the closer she gets to the truth, the harder it is to accept. Ugh! One minute recap of The King: Eternal Monarch episode 1 starring Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun. The King: Eternal Monarch: Episode 15 by quirkycase. Lee Rim confirms he’s 70, but hasn’t aged since 1994. Prince Buyeong arrives to oversee affairs and the subsequent manhunt for Lee Rim. I’ve rewatched the scene several times and it appears that it is Lee Rim’s body. Yes, the jump between the 2 different timelines was quite confusing.. and thank you for this review .. it helped me to understand it better and can’t wait to watch future episodes, I really thought the King was wounded at the left side…I’ve watch the episode again and again but when the King was older, the scar was on the right side. In the Republic meanwhile, Lee Rim’s body (the one from that world) is shown to his wife and she confirms his identity. Lee Rim stabs King Lee Ho in the heart” should be his BROTHER**. “I think the “drowned” body with all the bones broken is Prince Rim’s doppleganger from the Republic brought into the Kingdom by Rim to fool police into thinking he’s dead.” -Beez. The drama cost more than $20 million to make, it is considered one of the most expensive kdramas ever made. Lee Gon suggests a beer. Detective Jung reports this is no longer an illegal gambling case but a murder. We should buckle up because I think that this is going to be a bumpy ride while the pieces come together. © 2021 TheReviewGeek. It’s very noticeable with the kids, their lines are extremely unlikely to happen in real life Detective Jung directs him to stop via the car’s loud speaker. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. He takes the magic flute. A young Jo Young comes into the room and cries with Lee Gon. He pulls away. Jo Young meets him when he’s done. Lee Gon dismounts and walks to her. I still cant u derstand why it seems that luna accompanied lee gon to see tae ul and why luna appeared at the back seat of tae ul’s car. 2019… Republic of Korea…. We begin episode 1 of The King: Eternal Monarch with an intriguing story told by a man named Lee Lim, complete with blood stained hands and handcuffs in the police station. Again thank you. Court Lady Noh retrieves the talisman from the trash muttering they are expensive. Having the ID of the girl with him is maybe part of a bigger plan, something he purposely did so kid Lee Gon will eventually find the girl when he grows up. He asks about Lee Gon’s neck and Lee Rim whereabouts. Jo Young says to hurry or he’ll be late. Lee Gon heads out to ride horses but first he says he’ll stop by his bedroom. Soldiers surround him and it leads Lee Rim to stab the boy in the throat against a pillar. Thanks to him holding part of the flute he’s immune to its effects. I’m wondering the same. Court Lady Noh hides talisman in various spots in Lee Gon’s bedroom. King Lee Gon however, certainly has. Lee Gon murmurs he’s a bit older than Detective Jung. He sees his father on the ground and rushes to his dead father’s side. We're at the penultimate episode, and the tension is rising. In the morning, word gets out about the murder and Lee Gon is crowned King. Lee Ho has just locked the case with the magic flute. Lee Rim declares he is him but he belongs in another world. With a pointed look at Court Lady Noh, Lee Gon sighs and confirms he does not. Lee Rim’s body washes up on shore in Corea and with it, a declaration of his death and confirmation that every bone in his body has been broken. 2019… Kingdom of Corea…, Lee Gon rides hard. Lee Rim goes to the location where his brother is and it is a blood bath. The King: Eternal Monarch – Episode 16 (The Finale) Recap & Review. That was my interpretation anyway. Detective Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun) gets into a car in an apartment parking lot. That gets his attention. Good first episode. flute is why Rim hasn’t aged but the flute was broken so unless having just part of the flute can keep you from aging KOREAN DRAMA THE KING: ETERNAL MONARCH EPISODE 1 – PART 2 ——-dramamilk.com——-/4/ KINGDOM OF KOREA, 2019. Two men open a window and yell. Tae-Eul confronts him face to face and, realizing he knows her face, hugs her tightly as he whispers that he’s found her. Secure its future — we need you! Thank you for being so Great! Major sacrifices will have to be made to save the worlds and restore balance, and our hero is prepared to do whatever it takes. She was Lee Gon’s savior which I love. She walks to Lee Gon and Jo Young steps aside. She took down the criminal with a deft spin move. Lee Gon stares. Detective Jung waits in a traffic jam. Dopplegangers, dimensions and decades of time travel adds to the confusion. The fan girl in me loves Lee Min Ho’s ability to be firm and playful. Asian drama fan. The masked man doesn’t realize when Lee Gon tugs his police badge lanyard and badge into his hand. Tags: dramacool The King: Eternal Monarch, Most Popular, The King: Eternal Monarch kdrama. time travel with no explanation of how an adult Jung Tae Eul, born in 1990 rescued the young prince Lee Gon-C…from being assassinated by Lee Rim-C in 1994 Please support Ready Steady Cut today. Lee Gon tells him to go away. Lee Gon picks up the 4-tiger sword struggling with the weight and size. Let’s hope Writer Kim clarifies the murkiness moments. When the Lee Rim from Corea jumped over and killed him, I think this may explain why his wife was called into the station to identify him. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. We don’t find out the disposition of Lee Gon-K’s mother until episode 2. That’s a possibility. The King: Eternal Monarch: Episode 15 by quirkycase. She dashes into a crowd, snaps a jacket with a bunny ear hood and blends in. Is it her counter in the alternate universe? Remember the series of “Tomorrow with you” they had the same vibe. Going back to the past to preserve the future. She smiles. He approaches his nephew. A groggy Lee Gon sees it and pulls it to him. A good coroner should have been able to tell there was old injury behind any new damage. The morning after the murder in Winter 1994, why are people tapping on laptops??? The video is a good visual recap of episode 1. He rises and bring a sword. He wonders where Tae Eul is. The story looks interesting but this part is such a bummer. Lee Gon stares at his surroundings. He muses she might become his queen. He holds the 4-tiger sword. Prime Minister Goo arrives early. The end is here, folks. They have guns. Prime Minister Goo points out they are being filmed. Lee Gon order the guards to arrest Lee Rim and strips him of his title. Lee Gon says he’s read her report so they can wrap things up. The royal navy team wins. Lee Rim this world was difficult to recognize. In royal robes Lee Gon reads his favorite book, Alice in Wonderland, to a group of children. The King Eternal Monarch: Episode 1 Recap. He asks if she really wants to learn how to ride. News reports tell of Lee Rim’s murder of his brother. Lee Gon hears the a flute. Okay, we are back and will hopefully find out how Gon found Tae-eul so fast! How to Watch: Netflix Shorthand Character Chart: The King the Eternal Monarch Character Chart How we do this: This live recap will be in two parts and we segment each post around every 10 minutes.Sometimes sooner, sometimes later depending on the scene. Much appreciated Lee Gon sighs and positions himself in front of Jo Young. Well here we are guys. The trio of detectives tells Head Detective Park they need a new team member to lighten their work hours. Holding two suspects up at gunpoint, Lee Gon spies a man dressed in a black rabbit suit behind them and is immediately reminded of his favourite fairy tale – Alice In Wonderland. They talk … All Rights Reserved. I wonder if I got it wrong or if I was right, was it intentional? Luna watches from afar as she… There are flashbacks to Prince Bueyeong giving Lee Gon Lee Lim’s death certificate. Anyway, I keep watching. I want to come back for more. At the Rowing Boat competition, someone shoots at Lee Gon, prompting his Head Of Security, Jo Young, to protect him. This isn’t’ time travel backward/forwards, but to an alternative world, two versions of Korea. The King: The Eternal Monarch Episode 1 Recap. Lee Rim pulls out half of the magic flute. 13/06/2020 12/06/2020 by Greg Wheeler . Lee Gon’s stand against Lee Rim after seeing his father’s body on the floor was impressive. She claims she’s early because she missed Lee Gon’s horse who turns his head away from her. Ancient times…, Emperor Lee Gon (Lee Min Ho) sits on horseback in front of two columns that face each other. This story began in the period of the King of Silla, the King of the Three Kingdoms. He finds Lee Rim in a wheelchair not able to articulate. Lee Gon formally mourns for his father. Suddenly, a strange man arrives, leading to a big shootout. Also, I’m assuming that Wheelchair Lee Rim-K’s bones were already messed up and that’s why he was in the wheelchair. Our leads continue their investigations in their respective worlds as the chaos intensifies. King Tan is a mix of LMH characters in Eternal Monarch (King) and Heirs (Kim Tan). It took me a while to understand the show wasn’t going forward/backwards in time but hopping between two different worlds, the Kingdom of Corea and the Republic of Korea. In the hallway a masked man picks up a gun. Prince Buyeong believes Lee Rim had an escape plan. Afterward, Lee Gon is praised for completing the funeral process and then he breaks down into proper tears. His horse Maximus stops suddenly in the wood. Lee Gon says he saw the white rabbit with the clock. I concur with Beez’s quibbles 1) Magic flute was sliced into 2 pieces – how can it still be magic. Lee Gon explains his horse doesn’t like women. Yes, I thought this was forward and backwards in time, not parallel worlds. Lee Gon sees the masked man shooting his gun. Lee Rim declares he’ll kill Lee Gon himself. The next in line is Prince Buyeong, aka Professor Lee Jong In. I concur the Lee Rim autopsied in Corea was Rim-K. 2019… Kingdom of Corea…, At the paddock, Lee Gon sees the woman with the rabbit ears hood run past. Lee Gon continues on. The King: Eternal Monarch Episode 1 Recap Please tell me i’m not the only one who saw it. Lee Gon laughs. Detective Gang apprehends one of them. A bloody Lee Rim walks the street. Lee Gon picks up the sword and cuts to Lee Lim. Only, our antagonist makes his way into the forest with the shattered remnants of the flute, which conjures up a portal to a parallel world. As he weeps in the palace, he meets Jo Yeong and hands him the “Unbreakable Sword”, a token to help him feel better and forge their friendship together. The King: Eternal Monarch: Episode 4 by quirkycase. Lee Gon is crowned King. I rank this episode as good, 7 on a 10-point scale. Writer Kim Eun Sook created in intriguing first episode. Jo Young (Woo Do Hwan) is a serious security man. It glows. Lee Gon sees the woman with the rabbit ears hood. She ducks behind a corner. Lee Gon burns his father’s bloody robe with Prince Buyeong and others watching. She tells him to get down. Lee Rim stabs King Lee Ho in the heart and takes the Four Tigers Sword for his own. A helicopter is flying around the city. Killing his alternate self, Lee Rim watches as this reality’s Lee Gon arrives and sees firsthand what’s happened. There will be typos which we have fantasies of fixing once the episode finishes airing. No doubt he wants the other half of the flute to gain the power he craves. 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