Only a week has passed since Scarlet Heart: Ryeo ended and lead actress IU has already stirred our emotions once again. On November 7, the star posted a behind-the-scenes photo of what may be an alternate ending or a hint towards a second season -- you be the judge.

The Instagram post shows the actress (who is credited in the drama by her real name, Lee Ji Eun) crying as her character Hae Soo. Off closely to her right side is a hand offering a handkerchief. She captioned the post: “Huh? Handkerchief..?” After the short caption is a hashtag with an emoji of a moon and a heart, alluding to the series' alternate title Moon Lovers.

The drama’s heartbreaking and ambiguous ending evoked passionate reactions all across the board. Viewers were split between being happy or frustrated, but collectively out of tears. While the wound is still fresh, IU has opened it up again along with new questions posed by her post: Whose hand do you think it belongs to? Alternate ending or season two? Please let us know in the comments!

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Scarlet Heart: Ryeo

Starring Lee Joon Ki and Lee Ji Eun (IU)

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