Jung So Min, Lee Jae Wook and Hwang Minhyun’s most buzzworthy fantasy-romance drama “Alchemy of Souls” soared to its highest viewership rating yet with its latest episode, achieving a new milestone ahead of its final week.
‘Alchemy of Souls’ Scores Highest Rating Yet
The penultimate week of tvN’s fantasy romance drama “Alchemy of Souls” unlocks a new milestone as it scores its new personal best in viewership rating!
On August 21, the latest episode of the series released its antepenultimate episode, and recorded its highest rating yet since its premiere.
“Alchemy of Souls” episode 18 uncovered life-long secrets and unsaid feelings to the characters including Mu Deok and Jang Uk, played by Jung So Min and Lee Jae Wook, respectively.
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In particular, the heart-fluttering kiss between the two created a different kind of satisfaction to viewers as the main lead stars finally made their feelings known.
Because of this, “Alchemy of Souls” recovered from its stagnant rating streak, and recorded an average rating of 9.2% nationwide, a 1.7% higher than its preceding episode.
The tvN fantasy romance drama is now in its final week, and it is expected to continue receiving satisfactory feedback. It is also expected to surpass the previously recorded ratings with its finale.
‘Alchemy of Souls’ Episode 18 Highlights: Jung So Min Saves Lee Jae Wook From Death
In episode 18, the drama is subject to an impending danger when Mu Deok (Jung So Min) tries to control the ice stone.
The ice stone creates an impenetrable barrier that divides Songrim, trapping Mu Deok, Jang Uk (Lee Jae Wook), Seo Yul (Hwang Minhyun), Crown Prince Go Won (Shin Seung Ho) and other mages inside.
So Yi (Seo Hye Won), the swindler who pretends to be Jin Bu Yeon, is also trapped in the barrier. To survive, she makes a deal with a soul shifter hiding inside the place.
Because the mages couldn’t use their magic spells, the situation has become more disadvantageous for them, making them vulnerable for the soul shifter.
Mu Deok, who is trying to flee with the ice stone, tries not to care for Jang Uk and their friends. However, her heart couldn’t bear the thought of him dying inside in the hands of a soul shifter.
With this, she unsheathes her sword and kills the soul shifter. Jang Uk confronts her for keeping the fact that she regained her energy, and asks if she’ll kill him, too.
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Thankfully, Mu Deok spares her enemy’s life, and the two both share a passionate kiss full of longing and spite.
On the other hand, “Alchemy of Souls” is now in its final week! Don’t miss the upcoming episodes of the drama this August 27 at 9:10 p.m. KST on tvN and Netflix!
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Written by Elijah Mully.