This is why I FUCKING HATE RELIGION!!
While this episode may be on a lesser scale of what some would brand as a scandal against the church, it is still proof of how most men convert the notion of religion to be a controlling force, one that keeps people in check and is the very seat of power that governs nations.
But what I liked in this episode, is the fact that it wasn’t all that offensive. After all, Female Knight is a representative of their order and seeing as how she used her influence to justify and defend the baseless accusations on the Scholar draws a line between those who use the organization for their own political gain and those who use it for the right intentions.
Of course, the Winter King is no different. Understanding from his perspective, his decision to hand her over weighs the influence of the church upon his people. It is logically impossible for a king to sacrifice his kingdom just for the life of one woman. What made it possible though is how seeing his people act on their own that made his resolution. After all, until you see how devoted a person is, not making the first move is the safest bet. By seeing their resolution in defying the church, it was a timely call that he extends the Scholar’s protection over his kingdom.
At first I was skeptical about Maid Ane’s character but after hearing her backstory, I guess that verifies how much she realize her powerlessness. She may be a crybaby but her tears are not without reason. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Not everyone is born to have been given the comforts of life.
For enduring such hardships, props to you Maid Ane.