August 11th, the year of King Sejong’s accession (1418). The 22-year-old Prince Chungnyeong ascended to the throne.
The splendid coronation ceremony had a heavy atmosphere with the appearance of Prince Chungnyeong that reflected the dead Prince Seongnyeong.
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– I didn’t know. I didn’t know that Prince Seongnyeong’s death would have an impact like this. Prince Seongnyeong died in February, Prince Chungnyeong became crown prince in June, and ascended the throne in August. The year 1418 was full of ups and downs.
-34%! Did they hoard the ratings?
-Other stations are completely ruined during the time of My Clinic’s airing!
The sad thing didn’t end just from Prince Seongnyeong’s death.
Two years after Queen Wongyeong’s death, King Taejong followed suit. The eunuch held the king’s symbol and went up to the eaves of the east roof and shouted toward the north.
King Sejong looked at the face of his late father with a pale face.
“King Teajong is Dead!”
He recalled the deaths of Princess Gyeongan and Prince Seongnyeong.
“King Teajong is Dead!”
King Sejong buried his face on his palm silently.
The news of King Taejong’s death also went into Heo Yoo-seon’s ears. Heo Yoo-seon, who came out of his clinic for a while, looked up at the sky.
He hated the blue sky without a single cloud because it was so clear and sunny, unlike his gloomy heart.
“Your Highness Prince Seongnyeong. Are you doing well playing with the horse? I heard that his highness died. I don’t know if I’ll be able to meet Your Highness because I’ve sinned a lot.”
He saw a man running in a hurry from the end of the road. He was carrying an old man on his back. Looking at him, Heo Yoo-sun smiled faintly.
“I need to do something nice so that I can go where Your Highness is.”
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[Already the 3rd funeral!]
-Wow. Queen Wongyeong and King Taejong died not long after Prince Seongnyeong died.
-It’s already the third funeral. Is King Sejong’s mentality okay?
In the midst of all that, Yoo-Seon, made a lot of mistakes against King Taejong. He said he will not be able to go to heaven.
* * *
When Seojun appeared with a big smile, the staff who were preparing hard for the shoot welcomed Seojun. The assistant director guided Seojun to the makeup artist.
Seojun, sat in the chair excitedly and hummed.
The makeup artist’s started putting make-up on Seojun’s face.
He thought the last scene of Prince Seongnyeong was the last one he will shoot, but producer Choi Min-sung contacted him just a few days ago. He asked if he was willing to appear in another role, Seojun tilted his head and soon nodded.
‘I liked the changes on my last scene, but it was a little disappointing that the shoot ended in a hurry.’
It was a pity that he couldn’t hear “cut, okay!” at his last shoot.
Seojun unfolded the script. Although it was a different role, he somehow knew why Director Choi called him.
Seojun, who was reading the script again, laughed. Lee Ji-Seok stopped by the dressing room at the news of Seojun’s arrival. Seeing his current appearance he smiled at the sight.
“Do you like it that much?”
“Seojun is such a born actor.”
“Seojun, let’s change your clothes.”
Seojun ran quickly at the call of An Daho. Director Choi Min-sung looked at the set and smiled at Seojun changing into a hanbok full of soil. The assistant director touched the back of his neck and said.
“Will this be okay?”
“I don’t know. We’ll probably hear something crazy, right?”
“The viewers will not be able to move on from the death of Prince Seongnyeong so I added this scene. But I can’t choose a new actor for that role, so I decided to let him act it.”
At the words of Director Choi Min-sung, the assistant director nodded as he agreed.
“This scene should be also fixed the lingering feelings of regret of Heo Yoo-seon.”
“Right? Shall we start filming?”
“Yes! Let’s start filming!”
Seojun was lying on the blanket, breathing in and out.
“Seojun, what’s wrong with you? Are you nervous?”
“Hmm. I’m a little nervous.”
“Seojun this is the first time I am seeing you this nervous.”
Seojun was lying on the blanket. He then turned his head and looked at Lee Ji-Seok sitting next to him.
Seojun opened his mouth a little hesitant. The core of the red slime in his body started functioning.
“Ji-seok, how much should I act in pain?”
Seojun has yet to set a standard, he shouldn’t do the same mistake again last time.
“Hmm.” Lee Ji-Seok is lost in thought.
“I don’t know either. Some people may not like the acting where you did well. When you are very sad, there are people who will bawl and others will cry silently. Different people have different ways of expressing themselves, so the acting where they sympathize with is different.”
‘I have no choice but to find it out by myself.’
What should he do now? Seojun’s eyes looked for Lee Ji-Seok.
“You have no choice but to hear other people’s view.”
“Just like your last scene, If your acting is too realistic, the director will cut it, right? Scenes are not often deleted, so there are usually NGs. If there is an NG, the director will tell you the wrong part, listen to it and act again.”
“You will by then know it.”
Seojun nodded. Seojun has rarely made NGs, but he had been severely criticized for almost a year by the same person.
‘That’s right. I once got criticism from Ryan for eight months. Of course, I shouldn’t pay that much during the shoot. Wouldn’t NGs be okay for a few times?’
When he recalled his darkest memory so far, Seojun felt at ease. director Choi Min-sung, who had been waiting for a while, smiled and announced the start of the shoot.
[The nucleus of the red slime is activated]
Seojun’s body temperature began to rise. He carefully exhaled and controlled his body temperature.
“Weaker than last time.”
Lee Ji-seok looked at Seojun’s serious face. As Seojun breathe in and out, his complexion slowly change to a sick one. Lee Ji-Seok, who clearly remembers Seojun’s acting, bit his tongue.
Seojun opened his eyes wide in surprise at Choi Min-sung’s voice. NG. What do you mean NG? Seojun’s eyes fluctuated greatly. Seojun turned his head and looked at director Choi Min-sung.
“Oh, did I do something wrong?”
“No, Seojun. You acted well, but in this scene, you have to act exactly the same as when Prince Seongnyeong was sick.”
“Oh, oh. I see.”
Seojun recalled the script at the words of producer Choi Min-sung and nodded awkwardly. He seemed to have acted too weak to avoid everyone being shocked. Lee Ji-seok patted Seojun on the shoulder.
“Do it comfortably. Comfortably. Seojun, you’re really good at acting.”
Phew. Seojun sighed.
* * *
[Yang Hongdal and Heo Yoo-seon came back from exile!]
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[My clinic is coming to an end! What will happen?]
-So, how many episodes are there?
-24 episodes. Today is the 22nd episode, so next week are the last two episodes.
-Wow… It’s already over?
-It felt like we’ve been waiting for 2 years, but it’s going so fast!
After returning from exile, Yang Hong-dal and Heo Yoo-seon returned to their original positions.
Heo Yoo-seon still continued his research as soon as he finished his work. Sometimes, he was lost in memories while walking around the old palace of Prince Seongnyeong.
In that way, King Sejong and Heo Yoo-seon felt that some part of their heart was empty.
Then, a piece of urgent news was delivered.
Seeing the pale face of the messenger, King Sejong intuitively sensed something was wrong. The cool wind blew like when his younger brother, mother, and father died.
The messenger shouted loudly, very loudly.
“There is a new Changjin (Smallpox) case!”
[My Clinic EP.22! Changjin (Smallpox) in the Capital?!]
[Stop the infectious disease, Changjin(Smallpox)!]
[King Sejong and Yoo-seon, Will they be able to treat it this time?]
– Changjin (Smallpox)! It’s now in the capital!
-Yoo-Seon is about to block it! Make sure to treat it this time!
-But Prince Seongnyeong is not here anymore.
At the end of the day, My clinic was the hot topic again. After the death of Prince Seongnyeong, a new goal appeared to those who couldn’t forget the previous deaths. Find a Cure for Changjin. (Smallpox)