The BEST Episodes of Empress Ki

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 28, 2020

Network: MBC

This drama is about the loves and battles of Empress Ki (Ha Ji-won) from Goryeo who exercises her influence in the Yuan Dynasty.

Episode 38

#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.

star 9.50
8 votes
Episode 37

#2 - 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.

star 9.38
8 votes
Episode 27

#3 - 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.

star 9.33
6 votes
Episode 39

#4 - 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.

star 9.33
6 votes
Episode 51

#5 - 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.

star 9.30
10 votes
Episode 34

#6 - 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.

star 9.29
7 votes
Episode 25

#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.

star 9.20
5 votes
Episode 29

#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.

star 9.20
5 votes
Episode 35

#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.

star 9.20
5 votes
Episode 46

#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.

star 9.20
5 votes
Episode 50

#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.

star 9.20
5 votes
Episode 26

#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.

star 9.17
6 votes
Episode 30

#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.

star 9.17
6 votes
Episode 49

#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.

star 9.14
7 votes
Episode 21

#15 - 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.

star 9.13
8 votes
Episode 7

#16 - 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.

star 9.00
7 votes
Episode 10

#17 - 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.

star 9.00
9 votes
Episode 28

#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.

star 9.00
6 votes
Episode 32

#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.

star 9.00
6 votes
Episode 48

#20 - 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.

star 9.00
5 votes
Episode 12

#21 - 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.

star 8.90
10 votes
Directors: 주성우
Writers: 장영철, 정경순
Episode 11

#22 - 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.

star 8.88
8 votes
Directors: 주성우
Writers: 장영철, 정경순
Episode 36

#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.

star 8.88
8 votes
Episode 24

#24 - 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.

star 8.83
6 votes
Episode 40

#25 - Episode 40

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Mar 24, 2014

star 8.83
6 votes