The Twelve Kingdoms

Season 3 Episode 3

Chapter Three

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Chapter Three
Suzu is having a dream that she met queen Kei and that she made Riyou work for her instead. She wakes up only to be scolded by Riyou and given more chores. Back in Kei, Youko is meeting with her officials again. Everyone seems to be against Youko's decisions. Later one of Youko's servants teachers her the ranks and jobs of all her officials. Uikyou, one of Youko's officials, invites Youko to come to dinner. Youko excepts. One of Youko's decision staff pressures her into making a decision while Keiki is away. Youko tells him to do whatever he wants with the matter. Keiki arrives afterwords and tells her she was wrong for letting him decide something on his own. She lashes out at him saying that she's sick of him dissapproving her. She tells him to leave. Keiki is speechless. In Shoukei's story, she is singing a song when a little girl asks her to teach it to her. But she tells her she isn't suited to know it. At the same time Suzu breaks a vase and is punished by Riyou. She is sent to a mountain to pick a rare herb for her. While attempting it she falls off the cliff... Meanwhile Gobo is whipping Shoukei with a stick for not helping with dinner. The little girl from earilier hears Gobo say she was the queen's daughter and runs off to tell the entire village. They all drag her outside and begin kicking her. When they decide to kill her she pleads for them not too. She tells them she had no idea what her father was doing. Back in Kei Youko is having dinner over Uikyou's when all the sudden soldiers come busting in revealing that Uikyou was planning to kill Youko. Uikyou grabs her and holds a sword to her neck. Youko's hinman takes over and knocks her off, while she is distanced the soldiers shoot her with arrows killing her.moreless

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  • A depressing episode on all three fronts.

    9.7
    Suzu is rudely awakened by her master, and is ordered to clean the house late at midnight. She was so drowsy, that she accidentally knocks down a beautiful vase and destroys it. She was given the task to retrieve a herb only found on a cliff, and she fall downs. Shoukei continues to be abused by Gobo, her guardian, and one of the children overhears her saying Shoukei's the daughter of the king. She tells everyone in the village about it, and they start bullying and beating her down. Youko gets frustrated, and unleashes her anger on Keiki. In her court, some of the officials are questioning her decisions, and the problems just pile up on Youko. She accepts an invitation to eat dinner at one of her servants quarters, but a group of soldiers bombarded the place, claiming to intercept a message that Youko was going to be assassinate by those very same servants. Youko was saved before she was assassinate.



    This was a pretty depressing episode on all fronts. First Suzu has to wake up pretty damn early in order to clean the mansion, which the mistress could have kindly ordered them to do in the morning instead. Then Shoukei gets beaten up horribly for a crime that she hasn't committed. Sure she was the daughter of the king who killed off 300 000 of his own people for petty reasons, but it's not her father would have taken the advice of her daughter anyways, especially at his rank. Then nothing is going Youko's way. That betrayal at the end of the episode just seals it. Though those people that were bullying Shoukei, most of the hate is within them. It's just so pitiful seeing a person being punished for something they weren't responsible for.moreless
Wendee Lee

Wendee Lee

Minister Of Law

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Michelle Ruff

Michelle Ruff

Uikyou

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Jull Grossman

Jull Grossman

Riyou

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Kirk Thornton

Kirk Thornton

Seikyou

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