Korean drama Love Song for Illusion is currently airing on KBS and is available to stream on Viki and Viu. It stars Park Ji Hoon and Hong Ye Ji. The fourth episode has been released and here is the recap. Get to know what happens.
Sajo Hyeon locks away his other side, Ak-Hee, but without him, the crown prince struggles to be brave in front of his father, the king. Kyera comforts him by sharing her childhood pain, and Sajo Hyeon opens up about his father’s torment, forcing him to witness a childhood massacre. Kyera realizes he refers to her family’s murder.
Sajo Hyeon mentions the trauma gave rise to his alternate persona, Ak-Hee. Sympathetic, Kyera thinks, “He remembers that day, just like me.” She hugs him, creating a romantic atmosphere.
Kyera, once a noble’s descendant named Yeon Wol, turned assassin after the king killed her family. Helping the king with remedies, she grows closer. Sajo Hyeon, developing feelings, tries to stop her from leaving the palace.
Complications arise when the crown princess, actually an assassin and General Yeon Poong-Hak’s daughter, warns of danger to the king. Sajo Hyeon finds Kyera leaving the king’s room, treating him for pain.
Kyera, recovering her memory, plans to leave, leaving Sajo Hyeon heartbroken. He questions her sincerity, asking if she’s Yeon Wol. The episode ends with the king dead, and Sajo Hyeon accusing Kyera, who denies the crime.
Fans have mixed reactions to the latest episode, enjoying the show’s vibe but expressing concern over the rapid pace of revelations. One viewer hopes the storyline doesn’t rush too quickly, suggesting a deeper exploration of the Crown Prince’s struggle with his father’s villainy and the complexities of his feelings for Kyera.
Another fan shares a desire for a twist in the plot, hoping the king is still alive to avoid a predictable storyline with the Grand Prince turning into the antagonist. They suggest a more engaging narrative focusing on the Crown Prince’s internal conflicts, seeking his father’s approval, and dealing with emotions tied to Kyera’s family tragedy.