The BEST Episodes of Empress Ki
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2020
This drama is about the loves and battles of Empress Ki (Ha Ji-won) from Goryeo who exercises her influence in the Yuan Dynasty.
#1 - Episode 38
Season 1 - Episode 38 - Aired Mar 17, 2014
Yeon-chul is executed, leaving Seung-nyang feeling her father’s death is avenged. As she prepares to be empress, another battle begins.
#2 - Episode 27
Season 1 - Episode 27 - Aired Feb 3, 2014
Seung-nyang makes Ta Hwan look hedonistic to hide his learning to read, increasing Tanashilli’s jealousy. Wang Yoo finds out Seung-nyang is alive.
#3 - Episode 39
Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Mar 18, 2014
Seung-nyang obtains documents about Yeon-chul's secret funds, starting a war for their possession. Poison is found in food she gives to the prince.
#4 - Episode 51
Season 1 - Episode 51 - Aired Apr 29, 2014
Ta Hwan distrusts Golta’s medicine, and his growing paranoia only hastens his breakdown. Seung-nyang has her suspicions, but her survival is in doubt.
#5 - Episode 34
Season 1 - Episode 34 - Aired Mar 3, 2014
Tanashilli’s hatred of Seung-nyang intensifies, leading her to cast a curse. Wang Yoo attempts to take control of the garrison to counter Yeon-chul.
#6 - Episode 37
Season 1 - Episode 37 - Aired Mar 11, 2014
Ta Hwan prepares to fight to the death. Wang Yoo’s garrison fights against Yeon-chul’s men. Yeon-chul orders the deaths of Seong-nyang and Ta Hwan.
#7 - Episode 25
Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Jan 27, 2014
Ta Hwan is shocked to find Seung-nyang among his concubines; she tells him it is in order to defeat Yeon-chul. Wang Yoo’s wedding concludes.
#8 - Episode 29
Season 1 - Episode 29 - Aired Feb 10, 2014
Seung-nyang corners Tanashilli. Wang Yoo learns that Seung-nyang is Ta Hwan’s concubine and gets his hands on an account book of the merchants’ group.
#9 - Episode 35
Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Mar 4, 2014
Seung-nyang gives birth to a son. Prince Ma-ha begins to look strange, and Yeon-chul descends into confusion. A nun with secret knowledge appears.
#10 - Episode 46
Season 1 - Episode 46 - Aired Apr 14, 2014
Word is out that Ma-ha is not the child of Ta Hwan and Tanashilli, and he is cast out. After losing Yeon Bi-soo, Wang Yoo learns Ma-ha is his child.
#11 - Episode 50
Season 1 - Episode 50 - Aired Apr 28, 2014
Ta Hwan beheads Dang Ki-se for knowing Ma-ha’s parentage. He vows to kill all who know, in order to save Seung-nyang…even Wang Yoo.
#12 - Episode 26
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Jan 28, 2014
Seung-nyang is selected as a concubine. Tanashilli bullies her out of jealousy. Ta Hwan vows revenge on Yeon-chul after finding the emperor’s message.
#13 - Episode 30
Season 1 - Episode 30 - Aired Feb 17, 2014
Tanashilli is chased out of the palace, vowing revenge on Seung-nyang and the empress. Wang Yoo succeeds in cracking the code in the account book.
#14 - Episode 49
Season 1 - Episode 49 - Aired Apr 22, 2014
Ta Hwan blames Seung-nyang for taking Beak-ahn’s life, and becomes even more unstable. He then threatens the retainers into pledging allegiance.
#15 - Episode 7
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 18, 2013
Dang Ki-se realizes Seung-nyang is a woman, and begs her to become a concubine. Yeon-chul pushes through his daughter’s wedding in the Yuan capital.
#16 - Episode 10
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 26, 2013
Park, selected to be a concubine, becomes pregnant, exposing her conflict with Tanashilli. The battle on the western frontier worsens.
#17 - Episode 21
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Jan 13, 2014
Before Wang Yoo can make a move, Seung-nyang tells him that Yeon-chul is alive. Ta Hwan plans to assassinate Yeon-chul.
#18 - Episode 28
Season 1 - Episode 28 - Aired Feb 4, 2014
Seung-nyang is locked in the library, but her lack of reaction further spurs on Tanashilli. Wang Yoo learns a secret about the merchants’ group.
#19 - Episode 32
Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired Feb 24, 2014
Ta Hwan becomes determined to take back control, and even be accepted as the true emperor. Tanashilli becomes murderous after being hurt by Wang Yoo.
#20 - Episode 47
Season 1 - Episode 47 - Aired Apr 15, 2014
Ta Hwan is driven to drink. The retainers push for Baek-ahn’s dismissal, but he gains Ta Hwan’s trust. Wang Yoo plants to bring Ma-ha to Goryeo.
#21 - Episode 48
Season 1 - Episode 48 - Aired Apr 21, 2014
Lady Seo attempts to tell Ta Hwan of Ma-ha’s parentage. When Ta Hwan fails ill, Seung-nyang moves him to her part of the palace to care for him.
#22 - Episode 12
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 3, 2013
Park pretends to be ill, leading Tanashilli to believe she’s succeeded. Wang Yoo achieves a reversal of fortune on the western frontier.
#23 - Episode 36
Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Mar 10, 2014
The nun claims Ma-ha is not Tanashilli’s son. Tanashilli searches desperately for the nun. Ta Hwan raises an army to defeat Yeon-chul.
#24 - Episode 11
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 2, 2013
Seung-nyang passes a test to be Tanashilli’s spy and is ordered to cause a miscarriage. Ta Hwan starts to suspect Seung-nyang’s identity.
#25 - Episode 24
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Jan 21, 2014
The captured Seung-nyang finds a message hidden in Lady Noh’s mirror. Wang Yoo grieves over Seung-nyang’s death. Yeon-chul offers him his niece.