I can’t with Yang Yi acting all self-righteous when Baek An opposes to her being made Empress. Has she forgotten how SHE is the one who undermines him first by raising the other ministers to his rank? (You can argue it’s not her intention but you can’t really blame Baek An for taking it the wrong way. Also, where the hell is Tal Tal in all this? Isn’t he supposed to be the one to clear up any misunderstanding?)
Now, this doesn’t change the fact that Yang Yi is a MUCH better ruler than Baek An (not that it matters in the long terms since the country is on the verge of collapsing anyway). I’m just not sure her intentions are ‘purer’ (so to speak) than his. They both do what they think is best for their country, and at the same time are both highly motivated by ambition. In this case, the smarter, more reasonable one wins, but I’m not sure it proves that she’s a better person.
If you make her your Empress, you will have to kill us all.
I’m rewatching episode 24 and the scene where Baek An insists on saving Yang Yi (much to the protest of Tal Tal!) is just so heartbreaking, considering what happens later :(((
"Even if he’s pricked with a needle, he won’t bleed."
"He has taught me a lot."