To a New Land – 新たな地へ
For those who might have forgotten about him, Soo Won is back~
On Yona’s side, they’ve been making good use of Shin-ah’s powers to avoid enemies and the power of far-sight proved to be extremely useful in their case. I’m sure many of us could do with that power too but alas, that’s the difference between reality and fantasy. On their way to the last dragon, Ryokuryuu, they passed through a village which was abandoned by the state(?). According to Yun, the fire general has been overspending on military and neglecting his people’s well-being and it was obvious from the state that the village was in.
Although Yona had been more in touch with reality ever since she left the castle, this was another wake up call for her when the dying man spoke of how he truly viewed the deceased King Il. On top of that, it was obvious that he wasn’t the only one who thought of King Il as a coward who couldn’t step well into the shoes of the previous king, causing much suffering for his people. I’m sure if he said that to Princess Yona from a while ago, the princess would have gotten enraged. However, the more sensible Yona now beckoned to Hak to step back and quietly listened to the man’s grumbling before leaving him with some food and water. It wasn’t that she was unaffected though, she quickly excused herself after leaving the dying man to get some privacy and to calm herself down. That was also when we heard the true feelings of Yun, Kija and Hak, regarding the late King Il. Let’s just say that we can’t blame Yun for agreeing with dying man, since the state of this village is somewhat similar to Yun’s village when he was a child. Meanwhile, Hak stays loyal to the king he once served, perhaps due to the reason that he’s one of the few who saw a courageous side to the king.
While Yona and gang has been gathering all them dragons, Soo Won hadn’t been just sitting around either. He paid an unannounced visit to the Earth territory’s general, accompanied by just one general and a few servants. Although he looked serious once of twice during the episode, Soo Won was basically being the ditzy and easy-going man whom we saw during the opening episodes. It’s hard to imagine that he was the same man who murdered King Il in cold blood, and ordered for the capture of his two childhood friends. Although I believe that there’s definitely a better motive behind his visit, Soo Won told the earth general that he’s merely sightseeing in the area and it is rather difficult to imagine otherwise, with him drinking fragrant tea and organising festivals on impulse. What’s Soo Won trying to do here?