There are only three episodes left before tvN’s most beloved drama series Goblin comes to an end.
But while anticipation has been growing for episode 14 following a potentially heart-breaking cliffhanger, a the airing of the episode was canceled and a special episode titled “All Days Were Good” was aired on January 14 instead.
This has led to speculations that some of the cast may be dealing with health problems, as evident from later episodes of the series having been filmed while earlier episodes had already started airing. A popular theory that has been spreading online is that leading actors Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook have collapsed due to the continuous filming schedule.
Another rumor that has picked up is that the staff ran out of time to film the last few episodes of the series, and therefore had no choice but to postpone the airing. But in response to these accusations, one staff member form the show explained the reasoning behind their decision to cancel the last episode’s airing:
“While is it true we had a hectic filming schedule; when we reached the middle episodes, we didn’t have any problems filming the rest.”
They also debunked the rumors of Gong Yoo and Lee Dong Wook having fainted from exhaustion by explaining that those rumors were completely made up by fans who did not even see the actors at the filming set.
Furthermore, the production staff have revealed the true reason behind the delayed airs, in which they stated:
“The delay is partly due to our PD’s ambitious goals. The last 3 episodes are going to be full of bright colors, as they will be focusing on a lot of the magical and fantastical aspects of the storyline. Thus, we are planning on using a lot of computer graphics, which requires a little more time.”
The producers continued to explain why the cancellation of the last episode was necessary:
“We don’t want the computer graphics to look tacky, so we’re focusing entirely on improving the visuals so that it can live up to the name of being a fantasy drama.”
Episode 14 will be aired on January 20, while the last two episodes, 15 and 16, will be aired consecutively on January 21.
Source: Sports Donga