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A General, a Scholar and an Eunuch (超時空男臣): Episode 3 Recap

During the late reign of the Wanli Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, the crown prince had frequent conflicts with the eunuch faction, led by Jeung Sing. Jeung secretly sends the Eastern Depot officials after the crown princess. Under the protection of general Yun Sung Wun, scholar Jo Gwong Dau, and eunuch Lee Jeun Jung, the crown princess flees to an isolated, hazy forest. Amidst the chaos, the three of them and the crown princess get lost. When they emerge from the fog, they discover that they have traveled 400 years and arrived in the 21st century.


Lee Jeun Jung rushes onto the set and gets down on his knees to greet Sandy as the “princess consort”. Sandy is bewildered and everyone else on set is wondering what’s going on. Sandy’s manager gets some security guards to pull Lee Jeun Jung away and kick him out.

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Jo Gwong Dau and Yun Sung Wun catch up to Lee Jeun Jung and the three of them try to figure out a way to meet with Sandy.

Sandy’s manager comes out and Yun Sung Wun demands to see Sandy. The manager refuses and tells them that Sandy isn’t seeing fans today. If they want to see her, they’ll have to join her fan club and go to fan meetings. Membership is HKD$3,000 per person.

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Meanwhile, Fong Wai Ji is parading around the city with a whole bunch of people advertising for a head chef position. Her uncle gets tired of going along with her so he takes off the sign and hides it under a tree before sneaking away.

The three guys head back on set and look for Ng Siu Ha. They ask her to borrow HKD$9,000 but she doesn’t have the money to give them. Instead, Yun Sung Wun is recommended to be a stunt double. He’ll be paid HKD$3,000 for the shot and he immediately agrees. When his costume is given to him though, he asks Ng Siu Ha what’s the movie they’re filming tomorrow is and finds out he’s the stunt double of Pun Gam Lin.*

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That night on their way home, Yun Sung Wun is venting about how outrageous it is that he has to not only act as a woman but as the most adulterous woman in history. How could he ever face his father and master? Such a shameful thing. Jo Gwong Dau tells him to suck it up.

When Jo Gwong Dau has finished talking Yun Sung Wun down from his ego, they turn around to find Lee Jeun Jung looking at the sign looking for chefs. The pay is enough to get all three of them memberships into the fan club. He’s extremely confident in his cooking skills. He’s sure he’ll get the job so Yun Sung Wun doesn’t have to play Pun Gam Lin.

During a break in filming, Sandy falls asleep in her chair. While sleeping, she has a dream of being the princess consort back in the misty forest calling out for Yun Sung Wun, Jo Gwong Dau, and Lee Jeun Jung. She hears them calling for her but before she could respond, she’s shot in the chest by an arrow. This jolts Sandy awake. She excuses herself from her assistant to go outside and have a smoke alone.

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Lee Jeun Jung is dropped off at the venue where the cooking test is held. Everyone wishes him good luck. He enters the hotel (?) and the security guard guides him to the elevator and sends him to the fourth floor. Lee Jeun Jung is extremely scared because he’s never been in such a thing before. Things get worst as the elevator stops and he gets stuck in between the 3rd and 4th floor.

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Meanwhile, the competition has ending soon. The competitors are sent away and will be notified after they’ve done the taste test. Fong Wai Ji tastes everyone’s cooking and isn’t pleased with any of them.

Lee Jeun Jung is finally rescued from the elevator. He rushes to where the testing is held but finds only Fong Wai Ji’s uncle there. He tells him that the competition is over and for him to go home. But Lee Jeun Jung is determined to try anyways. He goes to a station and manages to cook something up with the few ingredients he has to work with.

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When the uncle finished his phone call and sees Lee Jeun Jung cooking, he calls security and has him thrown out. Lee Jeun Jung goes to the staircase and dejectedly calls the other two to deliver the bad news. Yun Sung Wun reassures him and tells him he’ll take care of the money for the fan club.

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After then end the call, Yun Sung Wun tells Ng Siu Ha that he’ll play Pun Gam Lin.

Fong Wai Ji returns to the venue and doesn’t see her uncle but she sees one of the stoves still on at one of the stations. She goes over there to see what’s cooking and then tries it. The dish tastes exactly like how her mother and grandfather would make it.

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Her uncle returns and she asks him who cooked this. He remembers Lee Jeun Jung and Fong Wai Ji runs out to find him. She misses Lee Jeun Jung because he comes out right after her.

On set, Yun Sung Wun tells the guy that’s hitting him to hit him as hard as he can. After the shot, Yun Sung Wun continues to lie there, causing Jo Gwong Dau to think he’s hurt. But no, he’s not hurt physically – just that his pride hurts. The two swear to payback Jeung Sing 1000 times for the hell he’s put them through.

Fong Wai Ji and her uncle are riding around in a cart trying to find the chef (Lee Jeun Jung) who cooked the dish when they run into Yun Sung Wun and Jo Gwong Dau. A speeding chase ensues.

Yun Sung Wun and Jo Gwong Dau finally manage to escape by Yun Sung Wun climbing up between two buildings and Jo Gwong Dau hanging off of him.

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Unfortunately, Jo Gwong Dau starts slipping and only manages to hang on with his legs. The money Yun Sung Wun earned from his role earlier slips out of his pocket and falls to the floor. Fong Wai Ji’s uncle sees it and picks it up and runs away.

When the close is cleared, the two come back down Jo Gwong Dau apologizes but Yun Sung Wun thinks this was all his fault to begin with.

Sandy is scolding her manager for accepting a script for her where she is only a guest on the show. She refuses to do this job and tells the manager to fix this. Moments later the director comes in and Sandy puts on her sweet persona. She compliments the director on his script and says she’ll cancel her other schedules to do her role. But her manager comes in and refuses to let his star be an extra. He firmly rejects the role and pulls Sandy out to leave.

As they’re about to drive off, Yun Sung Wun appears out of nowhere in front of the car. He fights off everyone and kidnaps Sandy to bring her back to the palace set the three first appeared at.

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They bow down and greet her and explain the situation. Sandy still thinks they’re crazy but she plays along in order to get away. But they catch her before she’s out the door and continues to follow her. Sandy gets really mad and yells at them to kneel there as punishment until noon the next day.

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The next morning, Jo Gwong Dau voices his doubts that Sandy might not be their princess consort. He’s known her since they were kids and this person seems different from the one he knows. Yun Sung Wun tells him he’s thinking too much.

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Ng Siu Ha finds the three of them kneeling and refusing to get up for work. She has the rest of the workers with her pick the three up and carry them to the first set.

Fong Wai Ji managed to get a picture of Lee Jeun Jung and is now posting posters of him all over the city. A few guys recognize him and tells Fong Wai Ji it’s someone they work with.

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