River Where the Moon Rises is an ongoing South Korean drama featuring Kim So Hyun, Na In Woo, Lee Ji Hoon, and Choi Yoo Hwa in lead roles. Until episode 5, Kim Ji Soo was also a part of the show as the main lead until his controversy broke out and he was no longer a part of the show. Kim Ji Soo had an accusation against him about bullying in school, and felt sorry about it and even asked forgiveness, but soon after the controversy, he was changed, and within a day, he was replaced by Na In Woo. The story of the drama is based on Dal Chronicles of the three states and deals with the life history of Pyeong Gang, who later becomes queen Pyeonggang.
A Quick Recap Of the Previous Episode
In episode 10, we saw after Pyeong Gang confesses about On Dal’s identity to her father, they are both kicked out of the kingdom; her father states, you are no longer my daughter and asks them to immediately leave the place with a tight slap on her face, they leave the palace and wander about on ordinary attire, soon they meet On Dal’s mother who is infuriated as well. Pyeong Gang teaches On Dal how to use the primary strikes. The love stuck On Dal is ready to do anything for Pyeong Gang and states as long as they are together, he will give his all to protect her. On Dal requests Pyeong Gang to hide the ongoing practice to his mother since she’ll fall ill the moment she hears about her son fighting.
Episode 11 starts with Hae Mo Yong being attacked, where Go Geon steps in the save her. He later sits beside her while she is sleeping after being ill from the attack and thinks of her as a mysterious woman. Go Geon or master Go is reminded about a memory he possesses where he is sen stopping Pyeong Gang, but she asks forgiveness and leaves him.
While Pyeong Gang and On Dal are practicing their swords skill, his mother comes in for inspection to see what he is up to; she doesn’t want her son to learn the fighting skills since soon after, a swordsman is bound to see blood and destruction. She does not want her son to be a human butcher and angrily leaves the spot. Hae Mo Yong meets the cheonjubang chief and discusses with him what grudges he holds against the king and her. Hae Mo Yong wants to know his reason for why he wants to avenge the king.
He then narrates a story about a great priest who loved a girl and wanted to save the life of his wife and child. He couldn’t save his child or wife, and he himself was the priest; he wants revenge for his dead child and wife. Later, Pyeong Gang takes On Dal for training to Wol Gwang. Pyeong Gang leads On Dal for the training and bids goodbye with a sweet kiss.
Later, Pyeong Gang visits her father secretly and informs him about the reformation going on to build the Sunno tribe. They have a long conversation together about her marriage and the crown prince. Further, the palace turns upside down when a superstitious ritual is done in the palace for the birth of a child. Meanwhile, Lady Sa saves Pyeong Gang, and they are both attacked just when at the right time. On Dal comes and helps them fight.
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River Where the Moon Rises Episode 12
River Where the Moon Rises episode 12 is scheduled to release pm 23rd March at 21:30 KST. In episode 12, we get to see Pyeong Gang consoling On Dal that it’s not his fault; he is not a murderer, but a defended who defended and saved the life of his mother and wife. Pyeong Gang explains that the people who came to kill them were people sent by Go Won Pyo to kill them; on, Dal faces deep remorse after killing all the men and asks if he looks pathetic to Pyeong Gang.
On the other hand, Go Geon directly asks Hae Mo Yong if she loves him. Soon On, Dal realizes he must take on his sword to protect the ones he loves. Go Geon tells Pyeong Gang whether or not you follow the traitors will be punished. The king is seen having pain in the heart and shatters on the floor, while Pyeong Gang is stuck with guilt for making On Dal go through it all; she thinks she deceived him, but On Dal confesses he knew it all along still decided to go on anyway. Pyeong Gang is the only woman he loves; his wife is everything, and he will go to any extent in order to protect her and make her happy.
The episode will unfold many hidden truths and will also take forward the true love between Pyeong Gang and On Dal. Apart from the original network KBS2, you can also watch the drama anytime on Viki.
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