In Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (a.k.a. Hwarang: The Beginning) episode 15, things will get heated up. As the Baekje Crown Prince provoked the Hwarang warriors, Sun Woo (Park Seo Joon) claimed that he is the King of Silla. Just before King Jinheung (Park Hyung Sik) could step in, Sun Woo claimed it to protect Ah Ro (Go Ara), who is about to be beheaded.
It seems that everyone is surprised by Sun Woo’s claiming of the said title. Perhaps except for Soo Ho (Choi Min Ho), who really thinks that he is the king. Meanwhile, King Jinheung will just let his friend claim it and see what will happen next. The important thing is to save Ah Ro and his other subjects.
In Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (a.k.a. Hwarang: The Beginning) episode 15 promo, King Jinheung and the Crown Prince of Baekje Kingdom are having a private conversation. It would seem that the two are going to have some sort of agreement or a deal so that the people of Silla will be saved. Meaning, all this will be in Sun Woo’s hands.
Then a scene of people, who were prisoners of Baekje, with the Hwarang warriors on their horses is seen. They seem to be let go by the Crown Prince. In the background, Ah Ro’s voice is heard saying, “He will not leave us to die.” She seems to give pep talk to the prisoners. However, a male prisoner is shot by an arrow, which shocked them. The Baekje soldiers must have come after them.
If they were not let go by the Crown Prince, they must have been trying to run away from Baekje. With this, other Hwarang warriors are shown. One of them is saying, “We have to break down the gate and fight with them!” Otherwise, it was one of the Hwarang in Baekje who said this, perhaps it was Soo Ho, who is seen very angry.
Then Ban Ryu (Jo Di Han) is seen getting back to Soo Ho by saying, “Do you want to cause a war?” After all, it is for amity purpose that they journey to Baekje land. Silla would surely lose more if a war breaks out between the two nations.
Meanwhile, Master Hwi Kyung (Sun Woo’s most probable real father) is heard saying “The officials will not act.” He is talking to the Hwarang Chief (Sung Dong-Il). What happened in Baekje to the Hwarang warriors and Silla people must have already reached the capital.
Afterward, King Jinheung’s personal bodyguard Pa Oh is seen kneeling before the Queen Regent. He asks her to save the king. Whether or not the Queen Regent will do so, it remains to be seen.
Later on, Sun Woo is seen walking with the Crown Prince’s bodyguard behind him. He seems to plan on harming Sun Woo as he is thought to be the King of Silla. However, Sun Woo is alert.
On the other hand, Ah Ro is seen in the cell again with other prisoners. One seems to convince the others, saying “If we die, you die as well. Can you promise?” Perhaps this is part of the conversation wherein they are planning to escape from the Baekje land.
Sun Woo then is seen saying to King Jinheung, “The ‘subjects’ as you say.” He then turned to look at him in the eyes. It seems that Sun Woo has already known that Ji Dwi is the King of Silla, even though it is not confirmed yet.
Afterward, the Crown Prince said that he wishes to spar with King Jinheung in swordsmanship. Viewers know that Sun Woo still has to sharpen his skills in this area, too. However, he is bent on always winning because he wants to protect Ah Ro.
Ji Dwi told Sun Woo that the Crown Prince has honed his skills by war. He also added that the Crown Prince thinks that killing people is merely a game for the latter. But Sun Woo said that he will win. Again, this is because of his protecting Ah Ro.
It is predicted that Sun Woo will somehow win the sparring between him and the Crown Prince. He is Dog-Bird, after all.
Watch Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (Hwarang: The Beginning) every Monday and Tuesday at 10 p.m. KST on KBS channel. Episode 15 will air on Feb. 6.
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