“Vagabond” (배가본드) concluded on a high note with its highest ratings over the weekend.

Nielsen Korea reported that the latest episodes of SBS/Netflix drama scored 11.7% and 13% respectively. However, the cliffhanger at the end left many K-drama fans fuming and disappointed.

Cha Dal-Gun was saved at the last minute after he was almost burnt alive. Following several hardships, he becomes a mercenary. Meanwhile, his lover Go Hae-Ri (who believes him to be dead) joins the lobbyist thanks to some assistance from Jessica Lee.

Towards the end, we see Dal-Gun waiting in the desert of Kyria for his target. He is stunned upon finding out that his victim is Hae-Ri. Just as his fellow mercenary prepares to kill her, Dal-Gun switches his aim and ends the mercenary’s life instead. If you recall, this dessert scene was shown during the very 1st episode.

Viewers were left hanging as the finale concluded. Did Dal-Gun even find out about the truth behind the crash? Is Hae-Ri still in the dark about Dal-Gun’s existence? What was the point of bringing audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride only to end on a cliff hanger?

What’s even shocking is the fact that “Vagabond” season 2 isn’t set in stone yet. “It was planned and produced with a 2nd season in mind. However, season 2 has not been confirmed, and it’s currently being reviewed. We are reviewing the schedules of the actors, writers, and directors,” a rep was quoted as saying.

 

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Time to say goodbye to Dalgun & Vagabond. 👋🏻😭 It was a very tough and long journey to all our Vagabond team, but it all paid off when we received so much love and support from the fans worldwide. Never enough to say how thankful i am. I also want to thank the production team and staff members who always worked so hard behind the scenes. You guys made this drama perfect. I am not sure whether we continue this journey or not, but i am just so happy to end this year with your warm hearts. Thank you all very much. Have a wonderful rest of the year! ❤️🙏🏻❤️ 배가본드와 달건이를 사랑해주신 많은분들께 감사드립니다. 고생하신 제작진 그리고 스탭분들께도 가슴깊이 감사함을 전합니다! 우리의 방랑이 계속될지 여기까지일지 아직 모르지만 올한해 마지막을 여러분의 응원과 사랑속에 마무리할수 있어서 행복합니다.감사합니다.모두 행복하세요! -달건올림-👍🏻 #vagabond#배가본드#차달건

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Even Lee Seung Gi (이승기) isn’t sure about his future as Dal-Gun and with “Vagabond”. “I am not sure whether we continue this journey or not, but I am just so happy to end this year with your warm hearts,” the 32-year-old South Korean star wrote on his Instagram.

In speaking with OSEN, production company Celltrion Entertainment revealed, “The production period was very long, so everyone’s feeling both relieved and sad. The production process took 11 months, and if you count the planning period, it’s a lot longer than that.”

The lead actors were tied to the project for 11 months. During the 40 days or so spent filming overseas, they all stayed together well. It was fun because no one was unsociable and everyone filmed harmoniously. I’m thankful to all of the staff members and actors,” the insider added.

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As with every K-drama finale, the cast are often asked to pick their favourite scene of the series. For Lee Seung Gi, who played Cha Dal-Gun, it was “the final chase scene in the first episode. It shows clearly that the genre of the drama is a spy action thriller, and it makes you curious about what will happen next. There were many interesting things compressed into that one scene.”

I’m proud that many people I know told me that they enjoyed the show. I’d like to thank director Yoo In Shik, cinematographer Lee Gil Bok, screenwriters Jang Young Chul and Jung Kyung Soon, my senior and junior actors, and the stunt team who made Cha Dal Gun shine. There were many dangerous action scenes, but no one was hurt and the drama ended safely. I think that is because of the staff members who worked quietly behind the scenes. Thank you to the viewers as well. I will work hard to return with an even better image next time,” the handsome hunk added.

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Be happy everyone! Bye

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Vagabond Producer Yoo & D.O.P Lee

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Bae Suzy, who plays Go Hae Ri, a black-ops agent for the National Intelligence Service, shared, “I remember the scene in which the bereaved families used their bodies to protect Go Hae Ri, Cha Dal Gun, and Kim Woo Gi as they entered the courtroom. When I read the script, I cried during that scene. I think that scene contains the healing message of ‘Vagabond’.”

The Miss A group member continued, “There were many heartwarming moments while filming ‘Vagabond.’ I was happy to be working with such amazing seniors and staff members. Because I learned a lot, I will remember this set for a long time.”

Shin Sung Rok (Ki Tae Woong) picked the huge shoot-out in Morocco: “The cars were flipping over, there was gunfire everywhere, bombs were going off. It’s true there was a lot of risk, but there aren’t many opportunities to film such a big scene like that, so it was a new experience for me. I also remember it because Ki Tae Woong, who is normally calm, gets angry and goes on the offensive.”

Moon Jung Hee (Jessica Lee): “I’d pick Jessica Lee and Oh Sang Mi’s ‘container intimidation’ scene. Jessica Lee appeared to be a friendly businesswoman, but she went through water and fire in order to achieve her goals. It was a scene in which she really transformed into a femme fatale who would threaten others and broker risky deals.”

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What about you? Which was your favourite scene in “Vagabond”?

Sources: Kdrama Stars, Soompi.

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