How “Il letting the tribes do whatever they wanted” probably went:
Geuntae: I’d like to handle the towns Kumji has control over.
Il: Oh, Kumji does big business with the Kai Empire, right? Better approach that delicately.
Geuntae: Can you, the king of Kouka, help me with that risk?
Il: No, do it yourself. You’re the Earth leader, aren’t you? Don’t screw it up or the whole country will be in jeopardy. I may have to surrender more of your land to appease them. Now, who wants some steam buns?
Geun-tae: welp, guess I’ll give up ‘cause DELICACY? WAT THAT
Jungi: We have a major illegal drug problem that’s being poured into the land by South Kai merchants and nobles, and I want to tackle it.
Il: Oh, Kai merchants again? With nobles this time? Better approach that delicately or it may spark a war. Be assertive in closing those lines they’re getting through, but don’t overdo it because you’ll just kill the Water’s economy. Royalty is losing control of their nobles over there, it’s madness.
Jungi: Yes, I know that. Can you, the king of Kouka, help me with that risk?
Il: *stuffing steamed buns into his pockets* Sorry, I need to leave immediately.
Jungi: welp, guess I’ll just give up ‘cause ASSERTIVENESS? WAT THAT
Sujin: There are rumors going around the castle that I’m stock-piling weapons. Just know they aren’t true.
Il: Ok. Hey, just in case you were planning anything, and I’m not saying you are…Tae-Jun. How about it?
Mundok: KING IL MY LORD *bows a million times*
Il: Hello Mundok.
Mundok: I literally have nothing to report because Xing isn’t a threat to us in any way whatsoever, I don’t have aspirations of obtaining the throne through violent means, the entire territory gets by on naps and food, and we’re just overall The Best Tribe. *sees Hak rolling his eyes and begins whacking him with a wooden sword*
YOU GUYS ALL DON’T DESERVE WANG SO’S LOVE if you thought Hae Soo looked at Wang So with pity. (You are prob looking at Wang So with pity)
I’m not saying you guys are horrible people but this is what makes Hae Soo special and what makes SoSoo ship work.
The reason why Wang So said he hates her eyes like crazy is because they were so clear of judgement and pity. Hae Soo was not afraid to look directly into Wang So because:
1. She worked at a cosmetic store and has tons of licenses that are related to beauty and health care. She’s seen many different skin conditions so she does not think any of it was strange.
2. Similar to number 1, she’s from 21st century, scars are pretty normal unless you’re that asshole that thinks one pimple/scar makes you ugly and bla bla bla.
At first, Hae Soo was shocked and didn’t want Eun to encourage So to take the mask off because HaeSoo knows how concerned So is about his scar.
While Wang So takes off the mask, Hae Soo was really shocked because she knows how So feels about it, he still chose to take it off due to his promise with Eun.
I just wanted to clarify this because I don’t want IU’s acting taking blame due to misunderstanding of the scenes. IU’s acting is not perfect but it’s on an acceptable level, even better than most idol turned actors/actresses.