Empress Ki is a 51 episode Korean historical costume drama currently playing on 8TV every Monday to Friday at 5pm
This is a character description for reference, translated from the drama’s official website. Most of the characters are fictional and based on the writer's imagination, but those based on the real figures are following some historical facts.
Ki Seung-nyang (Ha Ji-won): Yuan empress born in Goryeo.
Later, he succeeded to hold military authority of Yuan and became a core man in Won. He shows true royalty to Empress Ki.
He eliminates many political enemy of Empress Ki for her.
After Yunchul’s collapse, he even tries to fight against Baekan (man who destroyed Yunchul and became a 1st man of Won) with his military.
Ha Ji Won as Ki Seung Nyang, later Empress Ki
Joo Jin Mo as Wang Yoo, later King Choonghye of Goryeo
Ji Chang Wook as Ta Wan, later Emperor Huizong of Yuan
Yoon Ah Jung as Yeon Hwa
Kim Myung Gook as Jang Soon Yong
People who assist Empress Ki in Goryeo
Choi Moo Sung as Park Bool Hwa
Cha Kwang Soo as Go Yong Bo
Lee Moon Shik as Bang Sun Woo
Kwon Oh Joong as Choi Moo Song
Yoon Yong Hyun as Jum Park Yi
Lee Won Jong as Dok Man
Enemies who confront Empress Ki
Cha Do Jin as Tab Ja Hae
Jun Gook Hwan as Yeon Chul
Jung Woong In as Uhm Byung Soo
Kim Jung Hyun as Dang Ki Se
Baek Jin Hee as Tana Shiri
Lee Jae Yong as Wang Go
Empress Ki’s Rival
Kim Young Ho as Baek Ahn
Jin Yi Han as Tal Tal
Kim Suh Hyung as Empress Dowager
He falls to the ground, moaning. He tries to make a deal with Ki to get him out of camp but Ki now thinks he’s a deserter. She pulls him up by his ear and drags him outside. She drags him to the horse stalls and orders him to clean up the manure. He has until morning or she’ll report him as a deserter. He tries again to tell her he’s the Yuan Prince but she kicks him, face down into the manure.
Ta Hwan tries again to stop Ki from taking him back - by promising wealth when he becomes Emperor. Ki gags his mouth so he’ll shut up. Ahahaha. The creepy brothers continue their search as does Wang Yoo and his guys – all searching for Ki and Ta Hwan but with different motives. Ki tries to keep Ta Hwan warm by covering him with leaves and her own outer jacket.
Before Ki can give him mouth-to-mouth, Ta Hwan jumps up, fully awake now. She’s so happy he’s alive, she hugs him which freaks him out even more. He asks why her chest is wrapped and assumes the infection from her arm wound has spread? She quickly tells him she’s fine and they’re not far from Goryeo. He thinks the reason his heart was pounding so hard was probably he was having some heart problems.
The real Ki is still ill and dreaming of Wang Yoo. At camp, Wang Yoo fires an arrow signal to his men who are preparing to ambush the Turks. The Turks fall into Wang Yoo’s traps. Inside the camp, Baek-Ahn and Tal Tal wonder what’s happening while Ja-Hae is happy Wang Yoo will be killed. Byung-Soo is tied up to keep him from interfering. The Turks circle back but are met head on by Wang Yoo and his men. Wang Yoo fights with the masked Batolu and both end up injured.
Ta Hwan seeks out Ki to ask about the hair accessory – she snarks that she lost it. He calls her a brat and Gol-ta tells Ki that the Emperor wants her for his special servant. Ta Hwan asks if she likes being in the Great Hall. She requests a transfer back which flusters Ta Hwan. He gets angry with Gol-ta, who thinks Ki is playing hard-to-get. I love Gol-ta but he’s as clueless as our Emperor.