I’m a little too seasoned to suffer a bout of tears and snot over the smallest sad plot development in a drama, but watching Yeo Jin Gu cry in the preview for episode 5 of The Moon that Embraces the Sun got me right there in the gut. He’s truly a phenomenal child actor, and the same is true for every one of those precocious and precious young ones bringing the MoonSun story to life. Of course there is going to be pain, but hopefully the angst will feel real and raw, setting the stage for the adults to take the story if a whole new level of awesome after the children take the bow. Whatever happens to Yeon Woo, we know that some shaman magic plus political backstabbing are at play. It’s hard for mere mortals to contend with that.
Preview for episode 5: