Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Episode 17: The South Korean adaptation of Tong Hua’s historical novel based on Imperial China, Bu Bu Jing Xin, has already aired sixteen episodes to date. That means the show which was originally booked for a total of twenty episodes is already nearing its end, leaving just a few more episodes between revealing the ultimate fate of Hae Soo and Wang So’s romance.
However, ardent fans of the show were disappointed with the fact that the air date of the upcoming Episode 17 of Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo was pushed back substantially. Traditionally, the show has been airing on SBS every week for two consecutive days since its premiere. However, the show’s last episode saw a break from that pattern; while Episode 16 was aired on October 18, Episode 17 did not follow on the date immediately following.
The show’s episodes are typically broadcast on Mondays and Tuesdays, but this week’s pattern was interrupted by a baseball game that was aired on Monday, pushing back the originally scheduled air of Episode 16 from October 17 (Monday) to October 18. Episode 17, instead of being aired the day after that, is slated to be aired next week on Monday. This is understandable, as it is more convenient for a channel to cancel one episode of a show rather than readjust all other existing programs.
But what makes matters worse for fans is that another baseball game is supposed to be held on October 24, the day Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Episode 17 is scheduled to air. This means the possibility of another last minute cancellation is not entirely out of the question.
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Episode 17 Spoilers: According to reports, fans will finally see the fourth prince Wang So become Gwangjong. Speculations have been rife among fans that the show may not yield a happy ending for Hae Soo and Wang So, as the plot more or less adheres to the historical proceedings, according to which Wang So had married someone else.
However, the episode preview suggests that Wang So and Hae Soo will have tender moments to share in the upcoming episode inside the royal chamber. Some reports suggest that despite all kinds of speculations, all will be well for the couple, who will go on to marry after Wang So becomes Gwangjong. But this is to be taken with a grain of salt, as other possibilities are equally feasible. One of the most popular theories about the show is that the ending will see Hae Soo somehow time travel back to the 21st century, where she originally belonged, thereby leaving history to take its course.
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Episode 17 is currently scheduled to air on October 24, 2016.