This episode initially focuses on Woo-hyeon's pride. He hasn't taken the discovery of his mother well. To be a little more specific, Woo-hyeon is actively refusing to acknowledge Ji-hye or the help she can give him because in Woo-hyeon's estimation, him and his grandmother have been slaving away to make ends meet on their own this entire time, and Ji-hye didn't even bother to show up for the funeral. His estimation is unfair and doesn't take into account the whole picture, but why should he?...More
Thirst for power has consumed King Yeongjo's heart. He is such a fascinating and rich character. Despite the fact that he knows what he does is wrong and it goes against his conscience and his feelings for Seon, he does it anyway. He is willing to sacrifice even his own flesh and blood for the throne he gained through similar sacrifice.
It seems like "Secret Door" is trying to make a martyr of Seon when history paints a darker picture...More
Gwi-im (played by Lee Ok-hee) is an elderly Korean woman living in China. Why she's living in China soon becomes all too clear- during the second Sino-Japanese War Gwi-im was forced from her hometown to serve as a comfort woman. While she did eventually manage to escape from the camp, ultimately, there simply wasn't any way for her to get back home. Of course, a lot has changed since the war ended. Hence why this story is being told, to unravel the general aftermath of the war...More
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