'The King: Eternal Monarch' Episode 7 Review: Lee Gon pieces together Lee Lim's plan with Tae-eul's help
'The King: Eternal Monarch' Episode 7 sees Lee Gon begin to piece Lee Lim's plan together, and make a counter plan to oppose him while trying to maintain the balance of the two worlds
Worlds colliding is the order of the day in 'The King: Eternal Monarch' episode 7. Lee Gon (Lee Min-ho) and Jang Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun) are each finding different things about their respective worlds while trying to maintain the balance of the universe and turns out, it is not as easy as they thought. Especially now that Lee Gon is aware of his murderer uncle Lee Lim's intentions, at least a part of it, he understands that both his and Tae-eul's worlds are in danger.
It is because of this realization that Lee Gon decides to cooperate with Tae-eul who confesses to him about finding a recording that belongs to his world at a crime scene that she is investigating in her world. She plays the recording for him and then tells him that they must keep the two worlds separate if they do not want chaos to ensue. So she tells Lee Gon that it is time for him to come clean, considering how worried he was about her being threatened because of him.
So Lee Gon shows her the original autopsy report of the body that was found and later identified as his uncle in his world 24 years ago. With the help of the fingerprint record and the picture that Lee Gon handed to her, Tae-eul is able to find out Lee Lim's alternate version and realizes that the official records show him as dead. In fact, she also realizes that Lee Gon also existed in her world, as this dead man's nephew but is now not alive. She doesn't get a chance to tell him about this, but she does learn that a version of her is alive on Lee Gon's world.
She doesn't know the truth about Luna's extracurricular activities or the fact that Luna, her alternate version, is a criminal who was in jail until recently. However, both Jo Yeong (Woo Do-hwan) and Lee Gon are aware of Luna and they decide to deal with her after returning to the palace. Only, Lee Gon shocks Jo Yeong when he tells his chief of the guard that only he, Lee Gon, is returning while Jo Yeong would be staying back.
There is so much that Lee Gon is unaware of when it comes to Lee Lim's plans. For instance, he doesn't know that his uncle has been swapping people between the worlds to ensure that he has influence in both the worlds. He is an expert when it comes to traveling between the two worlds and his plan has been in the works for long, so it is not going to be easy to thwart his plans. For now, though, Lee Gon has cracked the mystery behind why at odd moments time stops.
Now that he knows about Lee Lim, he comes to the conclusion that every time his uncle travels between the worlds, the time stops and it does so only for Lee Gon. He uses this and every other reasoning possible to convince Jo-yeong to stay back in Tae-eul's world. When Jo-yeong continues to resist the idea, Lee Gon has no other choice but to order Jo-yeong to stay back and if the chance arose, to kill Lee Lim too.
Until then, Lee Gon himself would have to return to his world and in the Kingdom of Corea, Lee Gon would have to check and investigate the damage that Lee Lim has done so far. Especially now that Luna's existence has been leaked to Prime Minister Soo-ryung, the plot's getting thicker. There is a version of her in Tae-eul's world as well, and if Lee Lim had his way, she could definitely be the next potential target.
'The King: Eternal Monarch' is originally aired in South Korea on SBS at 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The show can be streamed on Netflix in the US.