Will Shin Hye Sun and Kim Jung Hyun make their triumphant return to the palace? With the recent shocking development of Mr.Queen, attention has been focusing on the original novel.
In the 18th episode of tvN’s weekend drama Mr.Queen, which aired on Feb 7, Kim So Yong (Shin Hye Sun) and King Cheoljong (Kim Jung Hyun) were seen in the midst of life-threatening crises. The episode recorded an average of 15.5% viewer ratings and soared up to 18.6% in the Seoul metropolitan area, proving the drama’s unwavering popularity.
The palace was turned upside down at the news of Cheoljong’s death, and Kim So Yong, who sense something off, left the palace to search for her husband. But in the process, she shot an arrow at her cousin Kim Byung In (Na In Woo), turning him into her enemy.
Followed by armed soldiers, Court Lady Choi (Cha Chung Hwa) collapsed after being slain by a soldier, while Hong Yeon (Chae Seo Eun) ran off pretending to be Kim So Yong to save her queen. In the end, Kim So Yong was also captured by Kim Byung In and was hung by the cliff where Cheoljong disappeared, further heightening tension.
With just two episodes left till the end, Court Lady Choi and Hong Yeon, who have been showcasing bubbly chemistry, and both main characters Kim So Yong and Cheoljong were all thrown into a crisis, raising questions about where the story is heading.
And naturally, netizens started paying attention to the original novel and how it ends. It is said that the novel ends with the two main characters enjoying the happily-ever-after after handing over the throne to their crown prince.
Meanwhile, the last two episodes of Mr.Queen will air on Feb 13 and 14 at 9 pm KST.