It includes deleted and extended scenes, but also different camera angles that were shown in the previews, but not in the actual episodes.
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The various previews and
trailers show many shots of Wang So riding to the Goryeo capital which never
made it into the aired episode.
Beating a Prince
This is not a deleted scene, just a long shot shown in
the preview, but not making it to the aired episode.
The Royal Apology Part 1
The episode 2 preview shows Wang So making a
disbelieving sneer, similar to the one he makes in the actual episode after he
hears HS demanding an apology from him, but the background behind him is
different just as is the camera angle – so it’s either a deleted scene, a
deleted part of this particular scene or simply a different version of it.
Royal Apology Part 2
Talking about different camera angles, it’s clear that
the PD used different camera angles in the previews and in the aired episodes.
Just compare these screencaps – in the drama version the PD changes camera
angle when he shows WS’s reaction after HS avoids his „apology“, however, in
the preview we see his reaction from the previous camera angle.
Eun’s Black Eye
The episode 2 preview shows Jimong, BA and Won
laughing at Eun’s black eye – while the scene stayed in the aired episode, this
particular moment never appeared in the final cut.
Queen and the 3rd Prince
An undescribed scene between Queen Yoo and Yo.
The Wolf Killer
The flashback showing WS surviving his fight with the
wolves ends with him throwing the torch while standing on the slope of the hill
with the Kangs below; however, the released stills reveal that the scene
actually continued with Wang So making it down the hill and confronting the
Kangs about their attempt to kill him.
A Stolen Look
Just before Wang So leaves Soo and Wook in the bamboo
forest, he steals a look at HS and while the moment stayed in the aired
episode, we only see him look away from her, not actually the moment of him
slowly, almost secretly looking at her. That moment is only shown in the
previews and you can see a hint of something more, something deeper in So’s eyes
The moment with little Wang So tied up as a hostage shown
as a memory in episode 14 was originally a scene deleted from episode 3. Hae
Soo came to his room to return his butterfly hairpin, but left when she saw him
having a nightmare about his childhood. Supposedly the Chungju Yoo clan
and Shinju Kang clan had a feud between them, so when the Yoo army was
attacking the Kangs for some reason, they put So up there to stop the attack.
In episode 3, So wakes up and follows Hae Soo to the stone piles and they
have a discussion about motherhood (a scene which was added in the
rebroadcast version) that leads So to eventually decide on covering up his
mother’s plot.This is also why when Wang So tells Hae Soo that he’ll be living
in the palace, she tells him to stop having nightmares. It would be such a
poignant scene because it’d show that even his nightmares are actually real
because So’s life has been one huge nightmare until he met Hae Soo.
The Ride to the Monastery
Originally, Wang So’s ride to the monastery in episode
3 was supposed to be slightly longer, just like his ride to Songak in episode
Burning It All Down
The final cut of episode 3 shows Wang So only in the
aftermath of setting the temple on fire; however the previews, stills and the
way how the camera follows him after he kills the head monk reveal that the
entire scene of So setting everything on fire was filmed.
Even the aftermath scene outside of the temple was
longer, revealing more of Wang So’s reaction to what he has done. In the drama,
we only see him completely destroyed and numb. However, based on this preview
still it’s clear that while he initially felt rage and satisfaction after
leaving the temple, as everything he did sunk in he started to feel remorse and
numbness which is shown in the aired version of the episode.