And the word is…sacrifice. This concept is woven tightly into this series and shows itself once again in this episode.
The Merchant Gaekju Episode 20 Recap
Bong Sam (Jang Hyuk) asks if the paper vendor realizes his father did not trade opium. The paper vendor confirms he knows Bong Sam’s father was innocent of opium trading. Bong Sam asks the right question – Who put the opium in my father’s bag? So Gae (Yu Oh Seong) freaks and interrupts the conversation. Bong Sam introduces So Gae. The paper vendor remembers So Gae’s father. Bong Sam tells So Gae he wants to know who put the opium in his father’s bag. So Gae claims he’d like to know who did it too. The paper vendor says that Hak Joon funded Bong Sam’s father’s beheading. So Gae claims to understand why So Rye lived with Hak Joon for revenge and to plot his demise. Bong…
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