Certainly making a final verdict is way too early in terms of the show I just watched Episode 8, which is just half way , the show may finally be very misogynist, who knows.
It's a sad one and it was, in fact, announced earlier.
I'm not sure if the ninja Court Ladies really have a strong cause to prevent San from taking the throne.
He simply couldn't stand losing her, and the thought of such a possibility compelled him to grip her throat and pull her toward him.
It feels like a new world is opening up.
Her exercise of agency in an environment in which power is overt and everyone is struggling desperately for their little bit of leverage because so much is at stake is fascinating.