[Previously On “The Royal Gambler”]
-Become the king’s woman. What is your name? I have a husband. Your Highness!
What do you mean he is premature? Please be healthy. The 10 is within those cards. If you can find it within the three tries,
the child will be returned. He has strong luck. You must want to kill me.
I was the one who destroyed your family. What will you give me, Your Excellency? I will even give you the throne. Joseon’s best card shark, Mutt boy,
is finally in Hanyang! By killing someone, the first step in
a great plan will begin. Why did you do that to his father? Do you think that rascal is a match
for Prince Yeoning? Nothing makes a person strong like
anger can. Whether you die or I die, one of us
will die tonight. I will wait for you to return a great
tiger. I will come back alive. I lived as a delinquent womanizer
and what have I gained from it? Do you want to become a king? Accept your position as Crown
Prince Regent. I will become your eyes and ears. Have you lost your memory or something? Your name is Halfwit and you belong to me. What do you think?
Let’s go to Hanyang and win a round. Did I lose?
Did I lose again? How did you kill a tiger with one sword? I’m Baek Dae-gil who is going to
become Joseon’s best card shark. I’m going to learn from you as my
master starting today. You can’t exterminate bugs like
this all on your own. No, I’m not alone. Free yourself from the desire to
win and live. Then you will hear it, your opponent’s
heartbeat. Doesn’t he behave quite recklessly? He can’t rid himself of his lowly birth. Is there nothing that I can do? The king you serve is someone
who ought to die. Do you not have any confidence? How can you command such
a thing of me? Brandish that sword as you please. What is your true identity, Master?
Are you a rebel? Don’t try to stop me.
I’m planning on killing the king. [Kim Chang-jib]
[Sent on mission to China in 1712] [1717, Returned from China] [Lee Gun-myung, Jo Tae-chae,
Lee Yi-myung] [Kim Chang-jib] [Heo Baek-ki] Episode 9. Lord Kim Chang-jib. How many years has it been? Yes, Lord Kim.
I’m so glad that you came back. [Lee In-jwa] The old tiger has come to his
place of death. [King Sukjong] You have aged quite a lot.
How many years has it been? It has been six years, Your Highness. I have left the position of the Prime
Minister open for you. Please lead the cabinet. Thank you, Your Highness. Congratulations, Lord Kim. [Crown Prince (to be King Gyungjong)] Why don’t you just let us see the
Crown Prince? I need to see him with my own eyes. Lord Jo, You are not allowed right now. [Jo Il-soo] Is there someone out there? Did you ask for me, Your Excellency? When my mother was exiled… you seemed as big as a mountain. I thought you might be able to save me. So I grabbed your hand. Do you not trust me? Do you know who he is? Do you know what his ambitions are
and what his goals are? Do you know how deep his roots
are in this palace? It is not that I do not trust you but I
just want to be sure. Did I not say I already accepted
your good intention? You manipulate the cabinet members and control the money of the gambling
rooms all over the country. But you say you protect me with
no selfish motive. Am I supposed to believe that?
Can you stop at that? I need the throne. I need a king, as well. A king that is not swayed by the conflicts
between the parties or the caste system. He must sit on the throne and watch
over the people… And reign peacefully over Joseon. In the end, do you want to sit on
the throne too? Your Excellency. I know you will become a great king
whose name goes down in history. Do you mean that? Below me, I have Lord Kim Chang-jib
who’s like tiger. Above me, I have father who is
100 times scarier than a tiger. It is even getting hard to breathe. What kind of crazy assassin is
giving advanced notice? Now that you have come back from the china, perhaps the opposition party is
making a move. They are too scared to do such a thing. There seems to be a rat in the palace. What if I stop you? What will you do if I stop you? [Kim Chae-gun]
Then one of us will die. So regardless, you will have to kill
the king? So, you’ll become a rebel? Just like you have your reasons,
I have my reasons too. Back off. Whether I am an assassin or a rebel, the
fact that I am your master does not change. I will be late, so don’t wait up. I don’t want to lose someone important
to me again. I will save him. I will save my master. Are you ready? Take advantage of the confusion
surrounding the assassin. There will be a weak spot in the
protection around the king. Dam Seo, you just need to use that
weak spot. Since you have drawn your sword…
do not look back. Do not rush it. Take your time, as we have practiced
before. Do you understand? Geez, I just do not understand the master.
[Hwang Jin-ki] Moo Myung, do you understand it? Whatever you want… you will have to give up something
in return. Even if it is the pain of bone breaking. What brings you here, my lord? Something bad smells in this house. How long has it been? What do you mean? How long have you been hiding behind the crown prince and manipulating the
opposition party? I don’t know why you said that…
but are you intending on arresting me? You think I wouldn’t be able to catch
a mere mudfish? How do you know whether I’m a mudfish or a thousand year old
hidden dragon? You don’t even know whether a
vegetable garden is a stone field or not… But, you intend on continuing. It’s garden that I tended to for years.
I planted seeds and gave it water. Now, it’s time for the harvest. We will wait and see. You have no family connections or title,
so we’ll see how far you get. Shed your shell and throw it away. Brandish that sword as you please.
[Prince Yeoning] Today from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. block all four principal gates into the
palace as well as all other gates. As for all citizens, from 5:00 a.m.
to 7:00 a.m. all access will be banned. Anyone who does not follow this command will be severely punished
no matter who they are. Tonight… we will not accept
provocation from anyone! Do you understand? Yes, sir! Your Excellency. Your father’s life is in your hands. But, Father… Why are you so… Why am I so calm? Do you think I am sitting on this
throne by accident? What would you say?
How about we make a bet? What do you mean by “bet”? Do you see that?
This royal seal sitting in front of you. Father!
. Catch the assassin. Then, this will all be yours. But if you lose him, I will be dead
and no longer here. Since the crown prince will wear the
crown, you should leave this court. Your Highness… I cannot dare to accept your betting,
Father. But I will catch the assassin. Should I teach you how to get
this throne? If you take the masks off the assassins,
they are those who were once by my side… those I held dear.
They are usually people like that. Think about it carefully. Your Excellency. Follow me. Is it Gate Gyeyang? Did you say Commanding Officer? He has given me authority over the
royal guards. He has ordered me to stop the
assassin tonight. [Lady Choi]
Prince Yeoning. This is a test.
Your father is testing you. Yes, I know that very well.
That’s why I must show him this time. As well as the cabinet members. By any chance…
is there anyone you suspect? No, there isn’t. Are you sure? Yes, sir. Are you there, Sang-gil? Yes, sir. Just in case, stay here by my
mother’s side. Yes, Your Excellency.