Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938 is a Lee Dong Wook show from beginning to end, as we have noted in each episode’s review that we have written. It really takes a pause to concentrate more on the story around him in Episode 5, though. We were aware that this series had become exceedingly fluffy after the first four episodes. Even though Episode 5 was exempt from it, the storytelling itself fell short. The writing had a somewhat chaotic quality to it. We’re not sure what it was exactly, but it was there. In any case, here is a thorough summary of the sixth episode.
Who Is The Baby, Lee Mi Ho?
Recall how Lee Yeon and Lee Rang successfully fought off the thugs at the conclusion of Episode 4 while grinning and ecstatic? The brothers then proceed to obliterate those people’s memories, and when they return to General Ryuhei, they claim that the infant just wasn’t there. But the General recognizes the symptoms of magical amnesia and realizes he must fight something at Myoyeongeok. He recalls that in Episode 2, his subordinate and Ryu Hong Joo, the proprietor of the inn, got into a fight on the train. They call her into the office since she is their primary suspect. Because the General threatens Hong Joo with the death of one of her girls, Orchid, in exchange for the child, Hong Joo finds herself in a difficult situation. Hong Joo embarks on her assignment as she has no other option. The brothers are already aware that Lee Mi Ho is an indigenous god of prosperity and wealth at this point. All of the brothers’ attempts to get rid of her have failed since this god chooses where it wants to nest.
Because she would point them in the direction of the gold mines, which they require for their objective, the General wants the baby. By this point, Ryu Hong Joo is aware that the Yeon she discovered in Manchuria is identical to the one in Myoyeongeok. She does not, however, address it at this time. Her conscience forbids her from taking the infant, so she ends up involving the brothers in her scheme instead. Since foxes can shapeshift, Lee Rang will take the form of the baby, while the real one is kept with the Water Snail Bride. While Hong Joo takes the fake baby to the general, Lee Yeon and Shin Joo find Orchid and help her escape.
In general, the plan works out well. Orchid is sought after in the police station by Lee Yeon and Shin Joo. They are there under the guise of police inspectors and find Orchid soon enough. While escaping, Yeon has to temporarily shapeshift into Orchid, but at the end of it all, he and Shin Joo rescue her. Yeon sends a signal about the success of the mission through the weather to Hong Joo, and it is time for her to make the next move. Unexpectedly, the general s forces have found gold in the river they were looking in, but it could have been a trick by the God s carrot-eating caretaker. Once Hong Joo gets the signal from Yeon, she and Rang fight off the forces and steal back the map with the location of the gold mines.
Does Yeon Know That Moo Young Is The Masked Man?
When handing over Lee Mi Ho to the caretaker, the baby predicts that Yeon will meet someone he has been grieving over and that he is also going to lose his way once again. Yeon takes this to mean that he might not be able to return to his time, and he furiously asks Taluipa if she knows who the masked man is. Taluipa denies it, but the truth is, she knows everything about his secret identity. According to her, Cheon Moo Young was born with the fate of a Gemini, which means that he can either do great evil or plentiful good in the world. Taluipa had believed the latter for him, but when he had gone on his rampage, it had broken her heart to turn him to stone. Currently, she believes that if her future self has set certain things in motion, she must have done so with good reason.
Taluipa meets one of the ten kings of hell, the King of the Five Paths. She believes that it must have been his carelessness that allowed Moo Young to escape, but he says that it wasn t him. The King hints at someone else, which Taluipa finds hard to believe but is forced to consider. Later, the King meets Moo Young and finds that he wants to reclaim his body. We are getting closer to finding out what Moo Young wants, and we expect that revelation to happen soon. Meanwhile, towards the end of the fifth episode ofTale of the Nine Tailed 1938, Moo Young meets Lee Yeon, and the latter seems to know that he is the masked man as soon as he hugs him. It is possible that Yeon may have recognized his scent or his touch when they hugged. It is also possible that he has put the pieces together with the prediction of Lee Mi Ho. Either way, things are getting clearer, and we might finally know why Moo Young brought Yeon to 1938.
Lee Rang s romance with the mermaid is finally progressing, and we think it would be quite a sight to see how Rang is when he is in love. People who fall in love with Rang seem to devote themselves to him, be it Yoo Ri and the child in the prequel or the mermaid in this series. Rang doesn t lack affection in his life, and it is time he saw that. As for Yeon, we want to see the story get more complex and serious. Enough of the lighthearted fanservice. It is time for some serious action and magic, and we hope the future episodes ofTale of the Nine Tailed 1938deliver on that.