The day has come! SBS’ hit alien-human romance drama, “Man from the Stars,” will be airing its final episode today (February 27 KST), and thankfully, the cast and staff has wrapped up filming the final episode earlier today.
Such is the case for many Korean dramas, where episodes are almost shot right up to the airing on the same day. Called “live-shooting,” each scene is shot and sent to the editing room, and the episode gets edited piece by piece as the footage comes in, almost right up to the hour of the broadcast.
“Man from the Stars” wasn’t terribly backed up like some other dramas, but it did keep the race tight. The first report of the drama finishing filming was released at 8:08AM February 27 KST, just a little over 12 hours until the broadcast time. The filming proceeded as clandestinely as possible and the staff was giving a gag order to prohibit any specific details about the ending from leaking. All that viewers were supposed to know was that episode 20 (the penultimate episode) foreshadowed Do Min Joon (Kim Soo Hyun) and Chun Song Yi’s (Jun Ji Hyun) separation. Yet it was hinted by the production team yesterday that the ending will be unpredictable, throwing fans into confused loop of speculation.
Today, a source from the production team revealed to local news agency Dailian that “On February 26, we filmed an important scene to the ending at Ilsan.” The source teased, “While we can’t reveal what kind of Do Min Joon and Chun Song Yi scene it is, please look forward to it until the very end.” It added, “It still hasn’t been decided how the ending will play out.”
Another source teased, ”The ending could be an unhappy one. At the very least, the epilogue showing [Chun Song Yi and Do Min Joon] happy should satisfy the desire of many people.
Additionally, SBS has just recently released the text preview for the final episode (episode 21) at the “Man from the Stars” official homepage. It said:
February 2014. As the comet that has strayed from its orbit passes close to Earth, a meteor shower of the largest kind in 400 years starts. Min Joon, who senses that the time to part has come, bids his last farewell to Song Yi…