Good news and bad news for Goblin fans – the drama is ending next weekend and this weekend’s episodes will be halved so be prepared for some major anxiety to come. tvN has announced that this weekend’s episode 14 airing on Saturday will be preempted until the following Friday, and then the final two episodes 15 and 16 will air back-to-back on the next day Saturday. This means we only get one episode 13 this week, but it also means the production team and cast will have a breather not needing to churn out two episodes this week. I’m good with this if it means the quality of the drama with be better and the production team doesn’t all pass out from exhaustion. Writer Kim Eun Sook has stated that the script for the final episode has been completed last week so the production is knee deep in filming the hopefully satisfying conclusion to this ambitious fantasy tale.
Episode 12 left off on one of the best cliffhangers so far in the drama, the reunion of General Kim Shin with King Wang Yeo, even if the latter doesn’t look like his young past life self anymore nor does he remember the past yet. I can’t wait to learn what sad pathetic life Wang Yeo lived after everyone who cared about him died – Kim Shin, Kim Sun, and even his treacherous eunuch who is even creepier and scarier in death, shivers.