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Empress Ki Saga, who are you shipping? Seung Nyang - Wang Yu or Seung Nyang -Ta-Hwan

Maria Cecilia loves watching Korean Drama. She is not just a writer, she is a fan of Korean Actress HAJIWON


Where are we?

As of writing this, I am still feeling the after effect of Episode 23 and 24 when a lot of twists and turns happened in the story. Most of them were heartbreaking, something that you wish never happened in a korean drama. But I guess that is the impact of the story. we reacted because we were moved, and the actors and actresses were simply great. Ha Jiwon inspires me to write again, and she was great (what's new) in both episodes, that she deserves the daesang award that she got recently at MBC awards night.

Giving birth alone inside a cave, being chased by soldiers while holding a newborn child, witnessing how her child fell off the cliff while she herself received an arrow shot at the chest. woke up in a deserted place crazily looked for her child in the cold frozen river, saw her friends' dead body all scattered and just left behind like dead animals. I mean Seung-nyan felt all the pain which was followed by the pain of knowing that the father of her son will soon get married. In episode 24, we are guided to the answer on how she became a concubine of Ta-whan before becoming an Empress.

Ha Jiwon as Seung-Nyan; just gave birth to a son inside a cave.   Credit this photo also to Talking Cupboard and MBC

Ha Jiwon as Seung-Nyan; just gave birth to a son inside a cave. Credit this photo also to Talking Cupboard and MBC


Special Thanks to "Talking cupboard and others

Before I proceed I would like to thank the following:

Talking Cupboard, for the best recap ever. When the drama is not yet available on line, reading the recap by Talking cupboard is a better alternative. It will automatically bring your imagination to each episode because her recap included photos of most highlighted scenes. Aside from excellent english recap, her own opinion will make you think beyond what you see on screen.

Though I often go to TC when it comes to recap, I still go to Koala's playground sometimes to see her personal opinions. I appreciated her the most when she posted an english summary of the novel version of Empress Ki. The summary gave me an idea on what might happen in the drama and also informed me that not all were followed by MBC. In the novel, Seung nyan met Ta-whan before Wang Yu..

Empress ki forum at soompi, Hajiwon will be very proud to know how her fans reacted or expressed their opinions intelligently. Reading their discussion is a total entertainment for me and at the same time my good source of information regarding what the people are thinking.

Lasly I would like to thank MBC for the Empress Ki photos that I posted here.

Wang Yu Vs. Ta-Hwan


Let me mention the main characters first or Empress Ki and men captivatec by her

Empress Ki/Seung Nyan (Ha Ji-won)

Wang Yu/ King of Goryeo (Joo Jin-mo)

Ta-hwan/Yuan Emperor (Ji Chang-Wook)

Tangqishi/Yeon-chul's eldest son (Kim Jeong-hyun)

Taltal (Jin Yi-han)

I know Empress Ki has only two main men in her life in the persons of Wang Yu as her first love and greatest love and Ta-hwan as his husband or the emperor that made her an empress. I included Tangqishi because their scenes together provided sparks in a different perspective. One sided love in case of Tangqishi, but so obsessive that he would rather see her dead than with someone else, "if i, can't get your heart,I will take your life". In case of Taltal, episode 24 was the first scene that these two actually worked together longer. No signs of love from Taltal but attractive images of both combined with intelligence, surprisingly exposed a good chemistry too. he will soon fall for the her but as of writing this, I am not sure if he falls for her trick or fall for her like she captured his heart too.

Please Cast Your Vote

Wang Yu and Ta-hwan, the rivalry started even before Seung-nyan was exposed as a woman. They both admire him for his skills as a soldier who is willing to risk his life just to fulfill his duty. Wang Yu and Ta-hwan both felt it weird that they feel something unusual about the male Seung-nyan.... well could it be possible that their inner male can sense the hidden feminine side of Seung-nyan unconsciously? But if there is contest for people with the strongest sense of smell, Tangqishi is the winner, He knew something was different about Seung-nyan because he does not possess a scent of man and he confirmed it by confronting Seung-nyan and smelled him in full force which was followed by ripping her clothes that showed her inner cloth and beautiful body. Tangqishi became crazy about her since then.

Seung-Nyan and Wang Yu


Don't get me wrong, in all Korean dramas that I watched, I always go for the first guy. I obviously like Wang Yu for Seung-nyan. Why I don't know? Maybe because I like the actor Joo Jin Mo and saw his movie Frozen flower, yes the contriversial one and fashion 70s, a drama with Lee Yo Won.

I have several favorite scenes of Seung-nyan and Wang Yu, although most of the time they were apart. Their scenes together are often worthy of repeat viewing by me.

I love episode 1 that very first time they met when WY asked SN for an archery match. I think Seung-nyan found him good looking then but instead she said "You're not good to look at yourself".

Of course I love that crazy archery match.

When he was teaching her to play the geomungo

When she was teaching him the split arrow

At episode 4 WY was dreaming about Seung-nyan teasing him with her beautiful smile, Ha jiwon was really cute and attractive there although she was wearing a warrior clothes.

episode 7 when Wy run to rescue SN from Tangqishi

at the palace when WY first arrived they saw each other but Wy pretended not to see her. I love the slow motion effect....

at the palace when they kept glancing at each other during the welcome party for the victorious soldiers

When WY embraced her when she stumbled and threw up the tea sets with hot water in the air. Wy Protected Sung nyang so he caught all the hot water and scalded his shoulder. SN came and insisted to put medicine on him and volunteered to take care of him since shg was reason why the king got scalded.

When they embraced on the bridge, after watching the shadow play, and Tangqishi saw them

When Wy finally had the privilage to get her back and she was reunited with him and the group.

When WY proposed to her and gave her a hair clip or hair adornmet

episode 20 when they kissed and made love

Their last scene together before WY returns to Goryeo.

That's enough for now, I will update this list depending on the development of the story. I hope there won't be further misunderstanding between WY and SN when SN became a concubine.

Seung-nyang and Ta-hwan


One of the reasons why i am excited with Empress is this guy Ji Chang-wook or Donghae and now as Ta-hwan who loves SN so much... Although I am not shipping this pair, I admit that some point I am torned especially when he found means to rescue her which made episodes 21 and 22 very special and memorable for those shipping the two. Here are my few favorite scenes of SN and TH;

Bath scene of Ta-hwan and he wanted her to massage his feet

When he was teaching him the sword skill

When they are being chased by yuan soldiers

when Ta-hwan was unconscious and SN needed to embraced him with only her inner clothes to keep him warm

When TH let her taste his food only to feed her or make her eat

When both of them were drunk

During the shadow play, TH was very cute there when he was looking at Wy with annoyance

When TH told her that she was the first one he sees when he broke his shell

When SN was already with WY's group and TH confronted her, i think it was in episode 20.

When he helped her escaped Tangqishi, at his round bathtub, where he gave her the CPR because SN was starting to run out of oxygen. I like his worried look when he ask Dokman why she is so pale.

I like his scene of Ta-hwan when he found out SN was already dead. His Scene with Dokman and his scene with Golta before he became sick and can't speak. Great acting really Ji Chang-Wook.

When TH saw SN as one of the cnadidates to become his consort and he started speaking her name.

Again this is it for now... I will update the list depending on the next coming episodes. For sure there will be more,

More To Expect In the Next episodes

Just done with the episode 24 and 26 more to go... For now this is my resentment, I am sad SN was not able to see WY, I am sad she was separated from her child. I am sad for lady park and her baby, and I am sad WY needed to marry someong else, so that he can avenge SN.

I am sad SN decided to become a concubine to TH to avenge her father, her child and her friends.

I guess as a Wang Yu- Seung-nyan shipper, I can see my ship slowly sinking with the development of the plot. And now that Ta-hwan will definitely get her as his concubine.. more intimate scenes with him I think in the future? but of course I will not drop the drama for this.... I also would like to see how they interact with each other now that their situation is different. Besides I really don't take shipping seriously, I still love to watch this because my favorite actress is In the lead.

I am aquite afraid to see WY's reaction when he sees SN still alive and now a concubine of the emperor. Will he know right away that he has a child? I am also excited at the time when SN will see her baby...

I know that just like me, Empress ki fans are clouded with assumptions and questions in mind...while waiting for the next episode let's enjoy this hub for a while


More Developments

Just few episodes ago, I expressed my resentments... And now I am overwhelmed with mixed emotions. For the Emperor, I have nothing but great admiration for him, especially whenever he comes to Seung nyang to save her even in his own limited power. He has my sympathy for loving Seung nyang so much and yet he knew who she really loves, but I know Seung nyang's heart will soon melt for him but she will be torn, between him and the father of her child, Wang Yu, or she already set aside the feeling, and focus on her revenge....for her friends, parents. And lost child.

but I am really sad for Wang Yu, we know that kind of feeling, when we wished we can confront the person so he or she can answer our questions. We need answers no matter how painful it can be...

The reunion of the three in the palace is intense. The emperor can't speak but you can see in his eyes that he is not comfortable that Seung nyang will need to talk with Wang Yu alone, Seung nyang's face seemed to hide a lot. Just like what was said in the talking cupboard, she has the iron lady mask that you can't see emotion in her face... but we all know she is just holding back. And Wang Yu, you can see sadness in his eyes... good acting Joo Jin Mo, I feel like my heart is aching just by looking at Wang Yu's expression, which I believe affected the inner female of Seung nyang but still she controlled her personal feelings. What's more hurting is their conversation.

I will just post some that I considered really hurtful; Please see more at talking cupboard for complete recap. I am just a masochist, hurting myself by reading these lines over and over again

Seung Nyan: Do you resent me?

Wang Yu : I won't have any resentment or lingering feelings towards you (oh that hurts), deep in my heart, Seung Nyang is already dead

Seung Nyan: Don't remember me. I won't hate you for chasing me out of your memory

Wang Yu: There's no reason for me to remember your highness. There's no reason except getting rid of the past. I won't have any meeting like today anymore. (Wang Yu got up from his seat and he was about to leave but Seung Nyang brave mask finally cracked a bit as tears welled in her eyes.

Seung Nyan: I'm sorry, I'm sorry

Wang Yu: There's no need for you to apologize, I've already abandoned you. Your highness must have been thinking that I resent you, but there's no person(like that) whom I hate. Don't feel sorry or shed any tears. Please continue on your path with dignity, I'll do the same. I'll never turn back, get hurt , or regret it, and I'll go my own path.

Seung Nyan: Please forget me and be happy. This is my bad self's wish to make me at ease. This is my shameless last wish. Please forgive me. Your majesty, your majesty....

Thanks so much Angel Ernani copied this from your FB account... and again thanks to talking cupboard...

Is my ship finally sinking, no doubt in spite of everything Seung Nyan and Wang Yu love each other so much.... Wang Yu helped Seung Nyan to stop the abdication by providing the book to Taltal which hold all the secrets of Yeun Chul that may bring him down... but he told him not to tell Seung Nyan that it came from him...

Their child Byul, I am looking forward to that episode where Seung nyang will realize that her baby is alive, and hope Wang Yu will be told about it, including all the sufferings of SN while saving the baby... A lot more to see and we are just done with Episode 31..

Painful Reunion


Sad Episode 32 and 33

If Episodes 23 and 24, Seung Nyang made us cry, in Episodes 32 and 33, I can feel my heart slowly being crashed by a cruel hand. It reminded me of a similar situation, when you need to co exist with a person although it hurts you so much to see him with someone else.

I really feel for Wang Yu. He too wore his iron man mask in front of Lady Ki, but behind her back he's doing her a favor, and he almost lost his life just to save her. In a near death situation, he was worrying about seung nyang. And I really feel hurt because Seung nyang did not know.

In their last encounter, although wearing her iron lady mask, Seung Nyang warned Wang Yu, about El temur's trick which might be shifted to him, so. He must be careful, Wang Yu sarcastically declined and reminded Lady Ki. That they agreed to mind their own businesses ( well not the exact words but something like that), and his underlings that knew all his sacrifices were hurting too, they knew the truth,in fact the king was still bleeding at that time but the king told them not to look too concern, because Seung Nyang was still looking at them....

I am sad in the situation when even if Seung Nyang learned about his sacrifices, she just can't turn her back to Tae han. The emperor changed for her, Tae Han too had save her life a lot of times even in his very limited power.

Tae Han wanted her that night, he was going to kiss her but he realized she was not closing her eyes, he said he will wait for the time that she will submit to him willingly.... Seung Nyang words was remarkable, when eunuch park asked why she looked so bothered she said, "I am beginning to feel afraid". It may be interpretated in many ways, she just realized that sooner or later, whether she likes it or not she will submit herself to Tae Han, it's her duty as a consort. Or is she slowly feeling something for him? It's possible I know but part of me don't want her to completely fall out of love to Wang Yu? I can't wait for the episodes where wang yu will learn that he has a son...and still alive...I still wish to see them not talking coldly to one another.....

Credit photos from Mbc and Talking Cupboard


My Personal View After watching Episode 34 and 35

Because I love Wang Yu for Seung Nyan, their present situation is really making me feel sad. Call it exaggeration but after watching the two episodes, the following morning I woke up feeling this resentment for Seung Nyang or shall I say Lady Ki. Maybe I am jealous because Taehan and Seung Nyang have more exposures together. Not that I don't like Taehan but I just like Wang Yu more than him, that it makes me feel disappointed that in this drama, my favorite couple are often apart...

Lady Ki was so pretty in that red robe that she wore when she decided to finally give in to Taehan, and when they kissed, again I am jealous because she is more responsive if not more aggressive as compared to her kiss with Wang Yu.... she had her arms clinging on his neck while kissing him back.. With Wang Yu she was a bit naïve, is it because it was her first kiss?but still I found their kiss (with Wang Yu) sweet specially at the part when she remained her eyes closed after Wang Yu kissed her.

Going back to her first making love with Taehan, will it mean she loves Taehan now or she maybe loves the emperor but the intensity can't be compared with what she feels with Wang Yu? the denial part of me said, out of her obligation and duty as a consort, or acknowledging what Tae han can do for her really melted her heart for him.... and let's face it she's only human, she came to a point that she needed to enjoy the grace of his majesty, with the acceptance that her life story with wang yu is done or finished.

A month after that she encountered Wang Yun with good looking Taltal, Wang Yu wore his mask again and after bowing to Lady ki, he continued to walk and Lady Ki still gazed at him with full of resentments. Again I am hurt with this scene. I feel hurt more when they found out she is pregnant with Taehan's child. Again I am jealouse because Wang Yu missed that chance to take care of SN when she was pregnant with Byul, and in fact as of writing this, he didn't know about the child. Then while trying to train men to strengthen his army, Eunuch Bang sent him news that SN gave birth to a Baby boy, what are we going to expect him to feel.. He probably is telling himself, I should be the father of her child?

At the end of episode 35, Wang Yu still glanced secretly to SN...Lucky woman, still love by Wang Yu even if she's carrying her child to another man...

My only wish, I wish SN and WY will start talking again, hope SN will tell him he is the father of Byul.... or If I were Seung Nyan even if I love Byul I will let him grow up with Wang Yu... At least he has her son, and to spare Byul from possible unfair treatment from Taehan...

Reading Seung Nyan's thoughts


I think her heart melted easily with people close to her risking their lives for her. That's how she started falling for Wang Yu, she remembered him from childhood, as the prince that freed her and her mother with other slaves. That is why when at the moment of truth when she was finally exposed as a woman, the feeling of affection for Wang Yu was almost instant, and it was the same thing for Wang Yu towards her.

I see the same thing in Taehan's case, he risk his life for Seung Nyan, and used his body as shield so SN won't be hit by a poison arrow., and at the hall when Tanasiri ordered for Lady Ki's arrest for failing to take care of the Emperor, Taehan although still not well, he went to the hall to announce that Nyang Ki tried to save his life by sucking the poison using her own mouth, and he immediately grabbed her hand and left the hall with her. He collapsed upon reaching his emperial bedroom. Lady Ki took care of him until he got well, and finally a decision to sleep with him.

Submitting to Taehan may mean moving on from wang yu but I sometimes have this notion that in some of her drastic decisions, Wang Yu has something to do with it. She was not thinking of becoming a concubine in fact she posted as man to avoid that fate, but when she heard Wang Yu will get married to el Temur's niece, the following day she convinced Baek an to send her as concubine. She decided to sleep with Taehan right after what happened at the Hall when she thought Wang yu really betrayed her... It was never mentioned in the drama but what a coincidence that all her major decisions, always happened after a wang yu- related event.

but what does Seung nyang really want.? she decided to become a concubine to revenge, to give justice to the death of her friends and son Byul. But what really happened after she found out that Maha was Actually Byul, as a consort then,she can't express affection to her son, and she can't even tell I am your mother, i came to this point because I was devastated when i thought you died already.... now becoming a consort as a mother of the crown prince of Yuan, how could love and priorities changed? And the poor child Byul died without knowing who his real Parents were. His parents Seung Nyan and Wang Yu was not even given ample time to talk about their son. Did they (MBC) just leave it to our imagination that Eunuch Bang probably told Wang yu exactly what happened in episode 23 and 24, I believe Sn and Wy talking about what happened before he married el temur's niece and before Seung nyan decided to become a consort can be a good highlight of the drama too, but I guess they (MBC) already made a decision regarding who or which must be highlighted. And then Wang Yu's death at the hand of Taehan. Again I am thankful that there was a scene like SN lamenting his death... at least she showed an attempt to interrogate the emperor about it, but Taltal warned her that the Emperor discovered something sensitive and killing Wang yu was his only alternative to protect her...and just like that Seung nyan forget about her resentment and remain a loyal wife to the emperor. I guess reading her thoughts can be very confusing, and I will just leave it to the viewers. Mine is obviously not please with her decision which started when she decided to become a concubine... I really missed The Seung nyang of Episode 1 to 20.

One of My Favorite Scenes, Wang Yu and Nyang Ki


I like this scene for several reasons. let me start at the lighter side first, Hajiwon was so pretty in that yellow gold gown, with matching dainty hairstyle, perfect shaped face, matching pair of eyes, lips, nose and fresh, youthful and goodlooking skin.... Joo Jin mo on the other hand looked so handsome and manly in his royal blue attire.

This scene happened after that hunt when Wang yu almost died protecting Seung nyang and the Emperor. Wang yu was called by El temur, and on his way to his quarters he and underlings encountered Lady Ki and entourage. In spite of the bounderies they set in between them, they still give respect to one another. Lady ki asked why he was at the palace and Wang yu said el temur called for him. Lady ki warned him about El temur, she was talking to Wang yu without looking at him, only when she told him that El temur might be up to something so he better be careful, and he slowly looked at him. Wang yu inspite of his overflowing love for her reacted sarcastically, he said they have nothing to do with each other that he declined her concern and then left.... Then he felt pain from his still fresh wound which made him stopped walking, Seung nyan was still looking at him. His hand was stained with fresh blood and his underlings approached him with concern. He told them not to act so obvious because Seung nyang was still looking.

This is one of the sad Wang yu and Seung nyan scenes but still my favorite because I can feel their love for each other although they are showing the opposite of what they really feel. Seung nyan can look at his eyes, probably afraid that her eyes will reveal her innermost feeling for Wang yu. I have my sympathy for Wang yu and I wish Seung Nyan knew what he did for her....

Thinking that after this episode, Seung nyan and Wang yu will soon find out about Byul made me stick to the drama....

What is the Ideal Ending of Empress Ki for You?

We have six more episodes to go before the ending of Empress Ki, and although we are told about the tragic or sad ending of the drama, we still wish for a happy ending but we don't want to expect so much to avoid disappointment and heartbreak.

But if we are given the chance to write the ending of Empress Ki How are you going to end it?

Let me start... I only wish that Seung nyang and Wang Yoo and Maha or Byul will know each other as parents and child, objectively I will not wish them to become family but I wish Maha to live with his father at Kuryo....Seung nyang to remain an Empress of Yuan, and all the fake letters sent by tangqishi and byung so will be cleared, so that Taehan and Seung nyang will bring back their harmonious relationship.

AS a Wang Yu- Seung Nyan shipper I would wish the ending to be Seung Nyang and Wang Yu, but I don't know why I don't feel comfortable about it...am I afraid of what the rival shipper will be saying hahaha...But of course I can never forget my feeling when Wang Yoo found out about Seung nyang became a concubine... and when Seung nyan told him to forget her, when the barrier between the two became wide until Seung nyan gave herself to Taehan and finally gave him a son.... and Wang Yu still wants to know about her..... even when she gave birth to a baby boy that is Taehan's son....And in his delirious state he was calling Seung Nyang's name in the presence of Bisoo who I think also deserves Wang Yoo's love...Will I just settle to Seung nyang staying with Taehan while Wang Yoo making Bisoo as his queen... I think that will be fair enough hahaha.

There is a comment box below that I wish you will express your ideal ... Please feel free to share and let's see if we can create a much better one or something close to the ending of real Empress Ki drama .

© 2014 Maria Cecilia


Reggie on October 23, 2020:

I just finished watching and I knew that after episode 24, my heart will be wrenched until the last episode - and it did. I am doomed from the start because as the title and episode 1 suggest, it's Empress Ki but I think what kept me from watching it is the fact that I'd always hoped that SN will be removed from the empress position and find a way to be with Wang Yu to either become the Queen of Koryo or live a simple family life with him. I think I pretty made my self obvious that I ship WY and SN, and like I still grieve for their love story after the ending and the only time I cried after that 51 episodes is when Wang Yu died. Their fate broke my heart into pieces to the point where I hope that I had never watched this KDrama because it really took a toll on me. I just hope that these events really didn't happen in empress ki's real life, that neither she or Wang Yu love each other. I really hope so. But come to think of it, I think WY is also the one responsible for SY and the emperor's love story. If he hadn't let SY be the guard for the emperor when he was deported in Koryo - then they could have never met. If he didn't permit SY to stay in Daidu and just convinced here to come with him in Koryo then SY couldn't have lost their baby. If he didn't marry El Temur's niece, Sy would never decide to become the emperor's consort. My favorite actress is Ha Ji Won but I really hate her character this time - I despise it.As well as the emperor's character, I really hate it except for those scenes where he does things for SY.

If I will give my ideal ending, it would be Sung Nyang's life without the emperor. I know this sounds absurd but I don't want the emperor in SY's life because he became the start of SY' problems and of SY losing people she loves. If she had't met the emperor then she would have caught up with her Dad and make up for the time that they were separated because they wasn't really given the chance to have heart to heart talks because when they had the opportunity, SN's dad's tongue was already cut that's why he wasn't able to speak anymore Aside from that, SN will live a happy life with Wang Yu as Queen of Koryo if not for the emperor. WY and SN could have made Koryo great again if they were together.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on October 17, 2020:

Hi, please write in english or this will be deleted

Ellen on September 28, 2020:

I just finished watching this a few days ago and this is a one solid MASTERPIECE!

I loved WY and SN ever since the beginning. There were times that I appreciated TH but never to the point that I would choose him over WY.

However, just right after SN said to TH while he was sleeping that she would let him know how she really trully feels about him once everything's settled had woken me up from thinking that SN loved WY more.. to add her statement while TH was dying on her arms on the last episode has even made it clearer.

I have already expected that WY and SN would never end up together, because in real life, there was never a WY that existed in Empress Ki's life. I don't know if I should hate that fact or to use that as an excuse to accept the ending even if the writers would want WY and SN to end up together. It's titled EMPRESS KI to start with.

Let's say the writers had an intention to make the viewers realize that SN loved TH more than WY. I'd say that SN never knew the difference between a PITY Aand TRUE LOVE.

Iya Yu on August 18, 2020:

Hi. I just finished watching Empress Ki(EK) last night. To be honest, I was really disappointed with the ending. I like Ji Chang Wook and i feel so kilig everytime I see him. i am okay with EK and the emperor to end up together but I want to know whom she really loved truly and deeply. When Wang Yu (WY) died in the 2nd to the last episode, I was happy when Seung Nyang (SN) told him that she will find his Majesty in the next life and the next life after that. That gave me relief that SN truly loved WY despite her being with the emperor. But... in the last episode, before the emperor’s death, he said that he loves SN and in return, SN also said that she loves the emperor truly. Was her statement really true or did she just say that to make the emperor feel happy for the last time?

I am really confused. Did the writer intentionally made a hanging ending to which it’s up to the viewers to interpret whom she really loved? If I were to give the story a different ending, it would be this: (Actually, in the episode where SN knew she was pregnant with WY, I thought that the child she is carrying is the emperor’s son and that there will be a twist that Prince Maha (who at that time was still known to be the late Empress Tanashili’s son) will be the Imperial Crown Prince. Everyone especially Tanashili and the Grand Councillor, Yeoncheol, will think that they won over Concubine Ki since Prince Maha ascended the throne instead of Prince Ayushiridara. But eventually the truth will be revealed that Prince Maha was actually the emperor’s and Concubine Ki’s biological son, hence, Concubine Ki will finally get the title Role, Empress Ki). But I was mistaken when i noticed that the emperor Tahwan (TH) really doesn’t show any affection towards Maha. So I thought that maybe Maha was really WY’s son. When it was confirmed that WY is Maha’s son, another twist of the story crossed my mind but with quite a similar scenario. Prince Maha will still be the Imperial Crown Prince. TH and SN will be devastated because Ayu did not ascend to the throne. But when everything is finally revealed that Maha was actually WY and SN’s son, nothing can be done since Maha was already crowned. He will give unity to the Yuan dynasty and Goryeo. There will be no more war between them and all the people will leave harmoniously. In the end, SN and TH remained the Emperor and Empress of the Yuan dynasty but SN’s heart will be forever belong to WY. Maha became the ruler of both Yuan and Goryeo. Prince Ayu lives happily with the Emperor and Empress in the Palace. WY became Goryeo’s greatest King and everything will be back in order with no more traitors hungry for power.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on July 18, 2020:

Hi Stan I really appreciate your thoughts you are simply amazing.. Spodorff hope you have a great time watching it.

Spodorff on June 14, 2020:

Watched during quarantine

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on August 08, 2019:

KLing57 first, thank you for visiting I am also a wang yu shipper but I need to take balance here hahaha.

Stan on August 08, 2019:

All together there were 4 love options if I recall correctly, Wang Yu (WY), Tangqishi, the emperor (TH) and TalTal (TT). Tangqishi is out of the question obviously, so that leaves us with the 3. It's not surprising that more people ship the emperor with SN, as Ji Chang Wook (TH) is younger, more popular, and arguably more handsome (Though I think Wang Yu looks much better, each to their own I guess).

Comparing Wang Yu with the emperor:

Firstly, let's look at how much they loved her. Both of them were willing to sacrifice their lives to protect her, TH saved her risking his life during the hunt while Wang Yu willingly died for her safety, and risked his life to save her many times. I would say they both truly loved her lot. Tie for this aspect.

Now let's look at how they loved her. WY never forced her to be with him, even before she was together with TH. For example the hairpin incident, he gave her a choice and though disappointed, accepted her decision. TH on the other hand even tried to abuse her and wanted her for himself without caring about her feelings, forcing her to stay by his side even when she didn't one to. But I would understand because unlike WY who wanted her, TH needed her. And also he grew more mature as the series goes on, and sort of made up for his mistakes? He was alone all the time, nobody really loved him, not even SN who only until the last few episodes start to love him. Not sure if Bayan was just using TH or whether he actually cared about him, and even he was killed. So it's sad and understandable why TH treated SN the way he did, but still I have to give it to WY, his love was selfless.

Lastly, let's look at how they would work together as a couple. TH and SN has a mother/son relationship to me, but not in a messed up way as it may sound. It just means that SN would probably be the alpha and be the one protecting TH, even though TH is the emperor and he did grow up at the end. WY on the other hand was intelligent, selfless, and has his priorites right. He work fantastic with her, both are smart, brave, and most importantly they did what was right (TH sided with Bayan who was destroying the country). This one goes to WY no doubt.

So overall, I think WY is the better love option for SY as he had more chemistry with her, and his way of loving her was much better. TH probably did love SN as much as WY did, but that's about all he has against WY.

But there's still TT. He's my favourite character of the series but I want and don't want them to be together at the same time. TT started as a mentor for SN and purely that, but slowly he developed feelings for her. This was confimed by Jin Yi Han himself in an interview, where he said that the love line was cancelled due to excessive love lines between WY and TH already, so he just loved SN silently (https://www.facebook.com/387679551384320/photos/pb... I'm not sure if SN knows about it, I think she does but she silently adknowledges it, hoping the could have met under better circumstances. That's just my theory though. Anyways, TT was the smartest character in the series without doubt, and like WY everything he did was for the country. He even had to kill his own uncle, the person he cared for the most, for the good of the nation. If TT was emperor with SN as empress, the world would be at their feet. They have to most chemistry to me. But as much as I would love to see the 2 together, I think leaving the love line out was a good decision. It just wasn't something TT would do. So I think WY is the best choice for SN overall.

Klingna57 on May 09, 2019:

Ok so im up to ep 22 and honestly i am a strong WY supporter. TH just gets on my nerves with his selfish, agressive ways with SN. WY and SN also have chemistry. After knowing whats coming and how it ends i kind of dont want to watch it anymore but i will cos i love k dramas lol

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on March 26, 2019:

Hi Mary thank you for you long response. and you are another Wang yu Seung nyang shipper. hahaha as a host of this article, I should not take sides but I am really a shipper of that two. Yes Taehan and seung nyan shippers are the majority and we have all our different opinions. Thank you so much for your time

Maryy!! on March 24, 2019:

am sorry in advance for my long post

I discovered Empress Ki from Netflix only 2 weeks ago and  have finish watching all the episodes!

I am SN-WY all the way

From my search around different pages i have noticed that the majoriry of viewers ship SN and TH (at least those who are active at social media)

I think the reason for that has to do with their age ( the viewers age), that time JCW was 25  years old so obviously people around 20 years and younger would prefer him and because he is very goodlooking.  As i have seen from various comnents, when they watched the show they were around 13 yrs. At that age we are drawn by looks plus we all had accounts to every forum to post things.

Older ages see deeper than that.

Saying the above i want to post why i choose WY over TH

WY  first thought was if SN was happy

 ¤ when he first went to the palace and not managed to meet SY his server ask him to try again and meet BUT he said if she is happy here i dont want to trouble her.

¤ when proposed to her he was not demanding, we saw how much depresed he was SY came out that morning without the hairpin but didnt get angry with her.

 ¤ when almost got killed in the hunting game trying to save TH and SY, he didnt want her to know that because it would make her suffer ( she was the emperror's concubine)

¤when Maha died, again he didnt want her to find out because she has suffered enough.

SY slept with TH after  he took that poisoned arrow instead of her (as a thank you or out of duty). Do you think that if SY had known that WY was injured at the hunting game trying to save her and TH, would still go the emperror's chamber and sleep with him? Hmmm ?

(She would probably go another time again as her duty)

The emperror on the other hand wanted to have her on his side regardless how she felt.

¤He burned the letter of dismissing her from the palace 

¤ he wanted WY dead, no matter how much this would upset SY

¤ He forced her to have sex with him.

In general as long as he was happy so SHOULD she ( because he was the emperror after all)

From the time SY went to the palace the second time ,all she did was thinking about her revenge and helping her people and also WY. She was not showing her "love" to TH. For me TH was just a tool for her plans

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on March 21, 2019:

Hi Anne thanks for sharing your opinion. indeed empress ki became timeless

Anne on March 18, 2019:

I just finished watching Empress ki

(It is my first time watching Korean tvseries)

I believe at first she liked the emperror as a friend and felt protective, after that she learned to love him more (like you love soneone you know for a very long time)

But was the Wang-Woo she was IN LOVE with.

Above all was her duty. After becoming the emperrors compuctine there was no way back.

She accepted her fate.

After all when everyone( before they were dead) said to she was with the emperror due to his power, she never denied that!

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on February 23, 2019:

Thank you 8dark8angel for this you really love empress ki...

the8dark8angel on February 21, 2019:

Hi . In this show WY died 3 times (2 of them was false) . every time after SY know about it she totaly forget him after 1-2 day .(from her actions its like a heavy burden lifted from her shulders) . bcz of these i said she never loved WY and TH was hers first and only love . If someones loved one dies she/he cant forget her/him in years and cant act normal , he/she always feels like something wrong in her/his life . (if she/he be in real and pure love )

Imagine this . if any point of show WY kills TH for any reason (even before sy being cosort or even for saving her life) . is she ever forgive wy ?

If any of u can forget about you loved one after 1-2 day and act like nothing happend , in that case yes SY loved Wy sooo much .


Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on February 13, 2019:

Hi Dark Angel, thank you so much for such long comments and I really appreciate it. I guess interpretation of empress ki's feeling is really depending on who we like for her hahahaha. I obviously see you like Taehan for her am I right. I admire your long interpretation. Thank you so much and hope hear from you if you are a fan of Hajiwon.

the8dark8angel on February 11, 2019:

there are 2 kind of caring for someone .1- caring by heart that is called “loving” . 2-caring by mind that is called “respecting & liking”.

after waching all episods we finily know that what was defrence betwin caring sy to th & wy .

wy : sy always respected wy and like him as his lord . even when wy gave sy the hairpin bcz of respect for her king she finily accepted that ( and sacrefice felling to th).

th : sy has been love with th from ep4 . but bcz of th lying about her father she blocked her felling in her heart by her mind . but finily heart wins battle against mind .

i remember in secret garden series hjw charecter said “some times a person hate otherone to the death but meanwile she\he is in love with that person”

after witnesing events happend betwin sy th in last 10 eps and after every event sy easily forgives th , its bcz she has unconditional love for th.

when sy become servent in palace some times when she is drunk and sick , she saw th as wy if u remember . why she saw th as wy ? why not golta or dokman or other males ? can u anwser this?

in ep 33 she saied that she starting to feel afraid . bcz when th wanted to kiss her , she wanted to th kiss her too but her mind (bcz of past events) wont alow her to close her eyes .

she start to afraid that she may not to block her feeling that started from ep4.

when sy crying over wy dead body , she said he finily freed from that cursed relation with her and said

to in next life forget her , bcz if these events repet 10000 times again she wont be able to fall in love with him (just repect as king) and she will always fall in love with th even he has many flaws.

sry for my poor eng

the8dark8angel on February 11, 2019:

I was reading some of comment and i think some veiwer are confiused about some scenes of series .

1 -some people saying bcz of sy and taltal in some scenes stare at each other then they love each other . they not . tt is sys teacher and always sy respect him . tt story is little diffrent . when sy come to palace 2nd time as consort tt tought only reason is revenge but in ep36 when tt explains plan for war with youn chol to th , th tells to sy to leave palace sy refiuses , th said they maybe lost the battle and sy will be in denger , sy respons how can i let you to face that situation(face enemy when th lost battle) alone and save myself we fight together and we win . in that moment tt look at sy and smiled . in this moment some veiwers tought tt loves sy , they wrong , smile wasnt for sy , he smiled bcz relized that sy didnt come to palace only for revenge , shes come bcz she is love with empror . after ep36 there many moments sy and th had problem with each other and only taltal came to them and remide them thair loved one , a) so many time tt reminded sy to she must be greatefull that what emperor did to her and she must be in th side and she must not angry about emperors killing wy and other ….. b)when th punished sy and send her to temple only tt came and reminded th that if u want true loyality sy must be ur side and bring her back .

tt always was there to remind sy & th thair love in bad situations.

its not ok to lower taltal`s nobel personality with these thoughts that he must have affair with sy and run away with her .

2-some people think wy was sy`s first love but after waching all of episodes we know her first and last and true love was ony th (from ep4) . even accepting hairpin from wy wasnt from love , it was like a command from her king and bcz of respect sy had for wy she finily accept it .

for me this is the reson wy`s life after knowing sy become so pityful .

3-some people many time asked “why so many hate wy” , personaly i dont hate him but i understand why they hate him a} in first 1-6 episodes wy was in love with a boy ( when sy was boy) . we know in reality he was a girl but veiwers when saw wy huging boy sy left and right , bring him to his room to sleep at ep1 , telling boy sy to sleep in his room but sy just wanted to be with th after horserace at beach ep4. this actions of wy was disgusting for many viewers (for me was sweet and funny) . b) every time when sy & th relation going to be happy the moment wy appears happines goes away . in the beach after race – in palace when sy was maid – after sy became consor – end ep49 when wy saved th&sy lifes – …..and. many other .spacialy for sy-th shipers wy was symbol of sadness for th-sy relation .c) for some ppl wy charecter was boaring bcz he didnt had up&down in his personality and he was same as always :)) . d) ……

4- in ep34 when she finaly went to ths chamber (olala secne) . some ppls said she done it bcz of resposibility as consort , no they wrong . we all know sy had unconditional love for th from ep4 . but bcz of her father she blocked that love until ep 33 . in ep34 before olala she is siting on chair , shes tuching her lips , her eyes are red , her hand is betwin her legs , her body is hot and gathered around . (in this secne director is so tricky) in that secne her body and heart want to have olala with her love one , her body need to have olala with th but her mind wont alow it but finaly heart wins battle against mind and she calls hondana . in bath shes woried

and i think its about her virginity ( in olala she segest to put out light bcz of that) . in bath hondana smiles bcz even she relized whats going on with her from sys body language . .

the8dark8angel on February 10, 2019:

Hi. I love last scene. Its remind viewer the question ” if th didn’t have anything is sy chose him (goltas last scene) ?. and is th sys second choice (tangeshi last scene) ? ”

Answer is when th didn’t have anything and was a 18 year baby boy

the8dark8angel on February 10, 2019:

there are 2 kind of caring for someone .1- caring by heart that is called “loving” . 2-caring by mind that is called “respecting & liking”.

after waching all episods we finily know that what was defrence betwin caring sy to th & wy .

wy : sy always respected wy and like him as his lord . even when wy gave sy the hairpin bcz of respect for her king she finily accepted that ( and sacrefice felling to th).

th : sy has been love with th from ep4 . but bcz of th lying about her father she blocked her felling in her heart by her mind . but finily heart wins battle against mind .

i remember in secret garden series hjw charecter said “some times a person hate otherone to the death but meanwile she\he is in love with that person”

after witnesing events happend betwin sy th in last 10 eps and after every event sy easily forgives th , its bcz she has unconditional love for th.

when sy become servent in palace some times when she is drunk and sick , she saw th as wy if u remember . why she saw th as wy ? why not golta or dokman or other males ? can u anwser this?

in ep 33 she saied that she starting to feel afraid . bcz when th wanted to kiss her , she wanted to th kiss her too but her mind (bcz of past events) wont alow her to close her eyes .

she start to afraid that she may not to block her feeling that started from ep4.

when sy crying over wy dead body , she said he finily freed from that cursed relation with her and said

to in next life forget her , bcz if these events repet 10000 times again she wont be able to fall in love with him (just repect as king) and she will always fall in love with th even he has many flaws.

sry for my poor eng

the8dark8angel on February 10, 2019:

The moment sy desided to work with wy (start of ep 39) she destroyed every thing and kiled everyone . just you need a litte thinking . afthrmath:

1] yombo so saw wy & sn together at temple and start sending fake letters.

2]sy for getting youn-chol`s gold leave th alone and bcz of th dont wanted to be alone leen on bayan and easily agreed with starting war .

3]bcz of letters th dont trust sy competely anymore.

4]taltal died rebalion started afthermath of wasr.

5]wy died bcz sy told th that she work with wy.

6]th died bcz 5 years of drug , lonlyness , depression and in the end poisn . if sy stick with th and didnt make him lonly in that sensetive perid of time , these wouldnt happend, never

7]all sadness and missery sy had after 5 year jump was bcz of that letters and 5 yr drug …..




just need a little thinking.

every missery she had brought by herself.

sry fo type misakes

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on March 02, 2016:

thanks for Visiting I may not agree with you but I admire your opinion

Kara on December 16, 2015:

When i watched Empress Ki for the first time I had the same opinion as Yours. Recently I watched It one more time and I've seen things a little bit different. First of all I stop to symphatize with Wang Yu and his friends. Everyone say that Togon survive thanks to Wang Yu. in fact, they protect only their country.

They did not care about his life at all. Remember when Togon finally return to Yuan with Seung Nyang and El Temur? Guards took him because he fainted. Seung Nyang said to Wang Yu and his friends that they should go with him cause El Temur may kill Togon. They stop her and said - Let them take Togon. The most important thing is that they seen him alive. They know that Goryeo people didn't kill him. So now the can kill him by themselves, We don't care. After I heard that the only person I was sorry was Seung Nywang and her father. Besides Wang Yu didn't save the prey. He brought the victim to a predator personally.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on July 29, 2015:

princess thanks.. i love them too..

princess on July 06, 2015:

I love SN and WY to be together as she promised

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on April 21, 2015:

Grey hello, thanks for sharing your opinions and you are right once upon a time while wat hing empress ki, i was torn between wang you and taehan. So you also noticed about that sparks between tangquishi and Seung nyang... I like all theor confrontation scenes, so much emotions are involved though not the same for each other.... Hope to see you also in my other hubs for Hajiwon

grey on April 21, 2015:

I was originally Wang Yu-Nyang shipper. But when I was able to watch it by myself and really digest it, I already felt like it was really a hard decision to choose between the two. As a coward, Tae Hwan got my sympathy lol. I felt like wanting to take care of him. But yeah I still really love Wang Yu. First love never dies... Until the emperor killed him which was something I was furious about. What had happened to Koryo then? Lol.

Plus, although it might sound a bit odd. I really, really, really like Tangqishi. I love obsession thingy on plots and he was that towards Nyang. I think there was chemistry although it was one-sided love. But who cares? Lol!

Now, seriously, I don't know who among the men will I be choosing. But since I still haven't got past the feels of Tangqishi's obsession towards Nyang, I VOTED TANGQISHI. Hahahaha!!

Nice opinion btw. :)

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on March 04, 2015:

Rowztar first thanks so much for your comment..and I agree on your thoughts..about wang yu and seung nyang. Even most of hermajor dwcision was done after wang yu incidents. First applying as concubine after hearing wang yu got married, then giving in to Togon after she thought wang yu betrayed her

rowztar on March 04, 2015:

Wang yu his love is countless, matured and selfless. i never expect a happy ending for them bcoz of the circumstances. But did anyone notice seung nyang only give her heart to tugon knowing that wang yu is dead? tugon always felt miserable every time wang yu around of seung nyang coz he know he can't get completely seung nyang till wang yu still alive.

Additional JJM & HJW look compatible too but I never ship JCW & Tal tal for HJW even they are handsome.

Though wangnyang love story is only fiction but this tragic happen also in reality, not all who loved get happiness, some did sacrifices that's why I relate seung nyang & wang yu.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on February 26, 2015:

hi from Philippines we have the same thoughts

from philippines on February 25, 2015:

Wang u my bet for lady ki ..he is brave man good fighter !

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on January 03, 2015:

Sheryl thanks for comment we may have different point of view regarding empress ki but your comment is highly appreciated. Opinions like yours is a reminder for me to learn to balance the situation or i will just write about wang yu and seung nyang alone.. Everyone is welcome to express their opinions and different shippers prefers their own interpretation. But I agree on one thing, Empress ki ended up with the emperor or she can never be empress. Shippers of each team must also learn to accept.....what hurting me still is the lack of wang yang scenes since it is obvious the she will end up with the emperor... The dream scene is a consolation

Sheryl on January 01, 2015:

Well at first, i also thought Wang Yu and Nyang were indeed meant for each other.. yet towards the end of this drama i realized that Seung nyang found her true love in that foreign land (Yuan). The ending clearly showed Nyang's unconditional and tender love to Togon.She even repeatedly said that she truly loves him in the ending when he's nearly dying.( i dont remember any scene of nyang and wangyu where in they say i love you to each other). In my own perception and conviction, regardless of the given situations or even if we can conclude that she just loves her as his empress.. i believe Togon has been valuable to sunyang's heart starting the time when she was the one who protected him in Koryo. And i suppose, the flash back in the ending was to explain that Nyang prefers to stay with Togon. (remember that she opted to ride with him that moment) that time circumstances were not against wangyu and nyang's love team yet. The drama ended with a flashback and i guess that was to somehow ask us to go back to certain moments to state who really was meant for sunyang. remember when Togon joined them when Sunyang and Wangyu were drinking (the time when nyang was still pretending as a guy) He asked Nyang if she could get her and take her to Yuan in case he becomes the Emperor. We all are aware yet that she already felt attracted to wangyu somehow that time but i wondered why she wasn't able to answer "no" or to refuse right away. instead she just walked out. For me, she should've just rejected togon's offering if he was nothing to her and knowing that she was also in front of his king who was Wang yu that time. She also felt hesitant to accept wangyu's proposal when she remembered her sweet memories with togon. The emperor's weakness and only love is Sunyang ..and Sunyang 's only fear is the time when togon would be done with her. Those were to explain or to somehow prove that sunyang didn't just love togon because she didn't have any other choice but instead I realized that perhaps she already loved her ever since they met or even before she became a consort. I noticed that at the ending sunyang was about to tell togon that she loved her even before when she was still his servant

" i remember the first time i served you.. your ears tickled then too.. and i.."

it's just that togon interrupted her and uttered the word i love you :(

Indeed, yes, wangyu is her first love since he was the one who first saved her life. he was also the king of her own land. She worked for her and admittedly wangyu's personality was really exquisite and admirable. she's a lot of reason to love him.,. yet for me Togon is her true and greatest love because she was able to realize it despite his imperfections. She loves her even if he's the reason why her father died. and that's unconditional love.

Omg. I'm not against WangNyang fans.. Tal tal was very cute as well. but i just wanted to share my realizations since it's like the writer didn't want to directly tell us who's Ha Ji Won's love team for this Drama lol. Wang yu was my first bet for nyang but Togon is my greatest choice for her :)

I was crying when i watched how the story ended. and i still cry at night whenever i remember the ending. It was a quite excellent yet sad love story for me.

Continue watching it on GMA still. Thankyou.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on November 26, 2014:

Sal thanks for visiting and for your comment.. It was not easy to remain balance honestly, at times I too lost my composure, and I realized, hosting this hub, I should try to balance the situation. Fans especially those who love Jiwon should unite...hope to still hear from you.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on November 20, 2014:

Christine thanks for visiting and for your comment. I agree with you in all aspects. Seung nyang wang yu love is timeless. Seung nyang loving the emperor in the end is just the right thing to do and besides she still did not have much choice anymore..wang yu died, even Taltal died....

sal on November 18, 2014:

hi.. i just finished watching the drama.. I really like your writing.. although u have ur preferenace to ship between the emperor & wang yu but still u make it fair. some writer/blog that I read when they choose wang yu they will trash the emperor and vice versa... I like both too but I smitten with the emperor.. maybe because the vurnerability/weaknesses of the emperor.. but he changed because of his love.. & he loves her so very much even the dowager, baghantur & many opposed to that... altho emperor killing wang yu is kinda wrong but in his mind for his nyang.... he did that... TQ

christine on November 09, 2014:

Ive watched the drama for several times already. And i have always wanted wang yu for seungnyang. Yes, they did not end up together. But it was not because they did not love each other. It was because the circumstances were against it. Let's not forget that the story is historical. It highlights on how empress ki surpassed all her trials and became an empress. If she ended with Wang Yu, they will still end up dying with each other simply because Koryo was not independent from Yuan. Empress Ki's marriage to the emperor was the only way to liberate Koryo. However, despite everything that has happened, it clearly depicted that Sungnyang was undoubtedly inlove with Wang Yu and vice versa. For me, aside from Syngnyang, Wang Yu is the other best character in the movie. And Joo jin mo played the character really well.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on November 02, 2014:

Mitchsan thank you for your comment and i realized as a host to this topic, I myself should be in control of my own emotion. I am shipping Wang yo for SEung nyang and i don't intend to insist on that... i too believe seung nyang came to love the emperor in the end. Maybe what hirting the wang yang groups are the lack of scenes for wang yo and seung nyang, too many unsettled issues like not being able to know each other as family, I mean at least made it less painful for wang yu...let him leave yuan with his son.... But the ending is just so cruel.... Bittersweet to teahan and seung nyan but just too cruel for Wang yu.. But. Ireally appreciate your opinion.. Thank you so much for visiting

mitchsan on October 28, 2014:

I like Seung Nyang and Ta Hwan . There's no doubt that she was in love with Wang Yoo but like everyone else, you're not only destined to Like one person. He is already in the past. He loves Ta hwan till the end of the drama. I don't mind if you tell me that he is selfish, childish, etc but when we are in love, we are willing to do anything just to protect the one we love and make them stay by our side. She is still always in Ta Hwan side, though there are times that she is confused when he see Wang Yoo. But as the story continues, she develops romantic feeling for the TH. The I love you and I truly truly love you in the bittersweet ending of EK is the confirmation. I was deep heartbreaking situation (LOL) after watching the final episode because I thought it was bad ending. I realized that it was good. I remember that she promised to tell him about her feelings when they're old and gray(and she knows that TH killed WY already). For me she is just willing to grow old with him. I find it too late to tell him about her feelings, but it's still a bittersweet ending. She still in Ta Hwan's side even in his last breath. What I mentioned are, for me, the reality of true love. Expect that it will not last forever because everyone will die. So good thing SN tells him before the death do they part. Oh my God, I am crying right now. Sorry for expressing my thoughts here. I wanted to calm down. T_T Huhuhuhu!

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on October 08, 2014:

Hi annnancino you are also a wang yu seung nyan shipper. I understand you verr well. I Still have resentment with her choosing to be with the emperor. Up to now i can only rewatch it up to 22nd episodes... but i am anxiously waiting for its showing in tge Philippinez. Thanks for posting your comment

annNacino on October 07, 2014:

i love SY and WY. TH just seems to always want to compete with WY boasting all the time that SY chooses him. but WY just keeps on being quiet. Protecting her and the emperor even if his heart is breaking. Its just sad they did not end up together....why is it like that even in real life mostly people who really love each other don't end up together....its tearing my heart apart....well anyway. Its just a show and that only means to say they really did a great job on acting their roles as they affected my life so much haha....i know many people liked TH but i don't like him...he seems to be very lucky.....what did he do to get everything. power, the woman she loves, while WY seems to suffer a lot, but just one thing WY has that TH dont have....he was being respected and loved by people around him while TH is surrounded by so much enemies even Golta the person he trusted so much. Maybe that's why SY chose to be with him....coz he is alone in the kingdom.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on September 19, 2014:

Thanks Guests for visiting... Empress ki will be showing in the Philippine this coming October...I am still excited to watch it.

Alexandra on September 14, 2014:

If i was sn i choose to be with tal tal in The end becouse king chunghye(wang yu) has a wife and ta hwan die

oooo on September 14, 2014:

becouse tangqishi is so cool and i Love they

oooo on September 14, 2014:

I love tanqnyang

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on August 22, 2014:

Wang yu guest sorry for responding to your comment, relax though I understand you very well.. I up to now can't watch the ending, I mean I heard the showed alternative endings, I haven't watched it yet.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on July 11, 2014:

Hi Guest Thanks for your comment but I don't think Wang Yu wanted to limit her freedom... but we are entitled to our own opinions hahaha.

Wang yu on July 10, 2014:

Wang yu gave up everything for her, you guys are twisted. Tal hwan was a loser that tried to rape her, Wang yu always saved her, Wang yu sacrificed he's happiness so she could be happy tal hwan was only happy when she had him even tho she didn't like being with him, if it made tal hwan happy he doesn't care, yes he changed a little at the end only because the kid got what he wanted, she was more happy with wang yu, but her revenged and hungry for power forced her to the palace, if she lived as a peasant with wang yu she would be more happy, rather than living a treasury palace amen to that. Tal hwan was a stupid person he caused sung a lot of pain, Wang yu gave he's life, Kingdom, and ambitions for sung. stupid people voting for tal hwan disgraceful, at least we know there are more shallow and selfish people in this world.

Guest on July 07, 2014:

I like SN with wang yu first, but I soon changed to the emperor because Wang yu wants to protect her too much. As independent as she is, I feel like what Wang yu wants from her limits her freedom.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on May 05, 2014:

Shammy sorry it took time for me to reply to you here but thank you for visiting, as you can see haven't fully written everything here, but as multi shipper you did good in managing our empress ki hub, you made it too alive even at times that we should sleeping... Hope to always hear from you even empress ki over.

mary on May 04, 2014:

for the 1st episode i really like the team of seunnyang wang yu in empress,maybe i know both ha ji won and joo jin moo couple as wangnyang shippers..i look only seunnyang her 1st love to wang yu..i feel their chemistry are mature..i never change shipper til the end of drama..im not xpected that both seunnyang men are all dead in the end..the most pitiful characetr is king wang yu..we all know his character is fiction only..i dislike emperor character but in end feel sorry for him..before he die he hear for the 1st time that seunnyang loves him too..i don't know how to xpress but for me seunnyang very lucky woman she got love from both men..who willing to protect her til the end..Empress k one of my unforgetable historical drama that ive seen..!! hope to watch again ha ji won in her next project..

Shammy on May 01, 2014:

I for one as a multishipper but above all an SN shipper, i am deeply happy who she ends up with, as long as i can see her smile and find that happiness she deserved in life.

Knowing how the writers took us from ups and downs throughout the whole long series and knowing their nature i can only say i'm satisfied with the drama's ending.

Though since i have become a TalNyang shipper, i was hoping for her to end up with Tal Tal (may it be only a platonic relationship or more as long as my ship sails to the end lol) but no the writers broke my already torn heart to a million pieces again and that's really painful!!! Anyway, my own ending??? well, i'd go for the ending story of a talnyang shipper back at soompi where after TH and WY died SN & TT together lived in the North. So that ends our Journey! Btw, Maria dear ..thumbs up for your hub ;) Still Empress Ki fighting!!!

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on April 18, 2014:

Very well said Ananymous and i am happy to see you here. I think Sn will stay with the emperor until ayu became an emperor, i just wish that all those fake letters sent by tangqishi's group will be cleared and let emperor realized what he decided to hide for tha past five years. And hoping also for their harmonious relationship to return.

anonymous on April 17, 2014:

Since this is Empress ki drama I would like SY to end up with the baby emperor. WY is her first love but I would like TH to be her last love. SY was able to moved on why not WY. Let go of the past and face the present and the future . Whether happy or sad- they were now only memories, learn to accept them -it 's fate . At the start I als0 like SY and WY to be together -but to my surprise when the baby emperor came to the scene , I like SY and TH chemistry more- all those irritating, funny romantic scenes .TH character seems to be have more of a human side to it. Of course being young and handsome helps a lot but WY is also very handsome.It is just that I seemed to relate more to TH chracter. Both actors were very good in portraying their roles. I know the writers massacred TH character now but you have to show the difference between the two actors . Very extreme difference thanks to the writers but I will stick with the emperor till the end.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on April 17, 2014:

Ernani thank you for sharing, your choice of ending is also very sad. Though I agree with you that she has been a very faithful wife you won't even think she still loves Wang Yu..I also wish her to be happy but you know, she will always have a part her that will be very sad, longing for her son Byul...and sad fate of her love for Wang yu...

Ernani Anggraeni on April 16, 2014:

after this 47 episodes of journey i ship both WaNyang and TaNyang...as long as Seung Nyang happy.i see her Love WY and TH either.maybe her love to WY is bigger but she also wont to lose TH.she also jealous when TH spent night or playing with another women.

She also afraid to lose TH's love.but since she is TH's wife i go for them now.i feel like WaNyang doesn't have any hope to be together anymore.

SN is very loyal person,she do same as a wife but a bit disappointed with TH.he couldn't understand SN.

for the ending,even after sad ending confirm news released i still hoping the ending will not that sad.

sn become empress,wy back to koryeo.th love and trust sn anymore.

tal2 teach ayu to be next emperor,he also always in sn and th's side.

after wy and th pass away,ayu become emperor,

SN back to koryeo...riding horse...in beach...recall of her memories with wy and th also her painful journey

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on April 16, 2014:

Oh another Wang Yu and Seung Nyang Shipper, me too I still wish themto be together and same feelinga and opinion regarding Taltal.. He is really getting attention at Empress ki

k k on April 16, 2014:

i want WY and SN to be together, it actually killing me, and i like tal tal too, he is sooo manly so he should be next to SN i guess

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on April 13, 2014:

Babsmd, hahahah I like your ending so straight forward... Are you a member of Empress Ki facebook?

babsmd on April 13, 2014:

SN & WY reunite with their child. Byul lives with his dad, SN continues to be Empress to benefit Koryo, and TH dead. Tal Tal works with SN as her prime minister.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on February 01, 2014:

hi chief thanks for visiting, I guess SN's heart will mellow in the days that she will be working with the emperor, maybe she will be the one to teach him to read. Their first few nights. Staying together will be spent teaching the emperor to read.

budeimud on January 31, 2014:

I ship them both, as long as Seung Nyang is happy, then I will be happy too, kekekeke...., i can't vote now, can't decide because, honestly I even want to vote SN only for Kim Joo Won ..LOL.

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on January 27, 2014:

cotton candy thanks for visiting Team Tahwan now in the lead....LoL.. Ji chang wook will really earn more popularity because of empress ki...

CottonCandy on January 27, 2014:

I like Seung Nyan & baby Emperor

Maria Cecilia (author) from Philippines on January 26, 2014:

Ettoirahc you voted for Taltal, obvious hahaha

ettolrahc on January 26, 2014:

Hihihi first one to vote

hope tal tal will win even though hes not yet fallin to her hihihi

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