Ready for a new week of The Mystic Nine? Yeah.. worked all night for this rushed post so it may not be the best @_@ Heading to bed now, but hope you guys like this week’s “Storyline Short Recap”. 😉 Zhao Liying looks as cute as ever, but as we go inside the mine, we will get less romantic interactions and more Mystic Nine interactions.
- Total of 48 episodes
- Chinese name: 老九门
- Release schedule:
- Dragon TV (small screen broadcast): Two episodes per day on Monday and Tuesday
- IQIYI (online release):
- Monday, Tuesday: 2 episodes per day for VIP members, 4 episodes ahead of everyone
- Monday, Tuesday: 2 episodes per day for non VIP members.
- Find the episodes as they get released on iQiYi: here
- You can watch with eng sub on viki: here (under the name Old Nine Door) ; I also think there is a Lay fansub team on facebook.
- You can download or stream the episodes on Avirtualvoyage: here and on dr-myri-blog: here.
Disclaimer: This is not a recap post! I suck at writing recaps so this is more of a drama highlights post. ^^ So please be understanding if I don’t cover everything. ^^
The episode 17 starts off with Er Ye still at the brothel to get over his sorrows. Ba Ye goes to comfort him, to no avail.
He then goes to Fu Ye’s house to talk about the issue. As Fu Ye is still healing from his neck cut from Er Ye, Xinyue tells Ba Ye that he is unwanted at the house and suggests him to leave, without offering to walk him to the door. Ba Ye looks at Fu Ye who says nothing and reluctantly choses to leave.
Hearing about Er Ye’s current state, Xinyue also goes to the brothel. She tells Er Ye that what he is doing is selfish and that Ya Tou and Fu Ye sacrificed themselves for nothing. These words do not go to Er Ye’s heart who asks her to bring back the maidens she chased away.
At the same time, Chen Pi (Er Ye’s disciple) hears the death of his beloved master’s wife and decides to revenge for her. He first learns that the local restaurants didn’t want to open the door for the dying Ya Tou and kills these noodle joint workers. Fu Ye then sends his right arm person to chase after Chen Pi.
A few days later, it is the funeral of Ya Tou. Er Ye goes to bring her corpse to the tomb and then fire all his workers/maids/servants.
Xinyue and Fu Ye also came.
At the tomb, Er Ye realizes that the place was previously explored. Seeing that, Er Ye choses to do the same and goes underground. This worries the servants who then tell Ba Ye: Er Ye disappeared for a few hours (days?) now!
At the house, Xinyue is taking care of Fu Ye by feeding his meal and not allowing anyone to come disturb Fu Ye. Fu Ye finds it funny that Xinyue is so serious over taking care of him.
Ba Ye comes to visit to announce alarming news: Er Ye disappeared! They both agreed that is important to go to the mine/tombs and start exploring, fearing something big will happen. Hearing that, Xinyue is mad at him for wanting to put himself in more danger. He tells her (for the thousandth time) that she should leave this dangerous place. Xinyue faints that she is mad and doesn’t care about him anymore, saying that he is stupid and he will definitely die.
Xinyue in deep thoughts after Fu Ye asks to leave again.
Inside the tomb, Er Ye finds two corpses as well as a journal of his ancestors exploring the tomb. He discovers that there are many tricks protecting the tomb and that very few people has came back from the tomb alive. The two people exploring the tomb for instance were trapped in the mine for exactly 27 days and when they came out, discovered all their companions dead. Hence, Er Ye’s house created a real maze to close the door of the mine. However, these papers will be useful to understand the structure of the mine.
Er Ye decides to go with Fu Ye and Ba Ye to explore the mine since he has the knowledge of his ancestors and don’t want to put his friends in danger.
Fu Ye tells (AGAIN!!!) to Xinyue to leave, which she refuses categorically. She offers him two choices: 1) She goes to the mine expedition with him or 2) he lets her wait for him in his house. Surprisingly, Fu Ye finally agress of her staying by chosing option 2. Xinye smiles happily as Fu Ye walks away.
Later, from the Japanese people’s mouth, Chen Pi learns that Fu Ye may be the responsible for Ya Tou’s death (since he took back all the medicines and let Ya Tou die of her illness). After confirming with other people, Chen Pi sets his eyes on killing Fu Ye. He then goes to Fu Ye’s household and does not see Fu Ye. However, he does notice the presence of Xinyue.
Xinyue calls him a pervert for coming into a girl’s room so late in the night and tells him that he should not touch her as her father will avenger her.
She also shows off her (cute) martial arts move. Chen Pi recognizes the moves as actual fighting moves, but Xinyue is reluctant to show off her skills more.
When Chen Pi decides to attack her, she throws makeup powder on him and runs away. captain Lu was nearby and stops the fight. Chen Pi runs away while captain Lu makes sure Xinyue is ok. Xinyue thanks him, but also wonder why he was in the house. She refuses his offer to send men to protect her and decides he is definitely a man to be wary of.
Later, captain Lu comes to visit Xinyue again to drink tea. Xinyue thanks him again, but refuses all the services he wants to offer her. After Captain Lu left, Xinyue tells the servant to throw away all the gifts he brought.
At this point, Fu Ye, his right hand man, Ba Ye and Er Ye are walking down the mine. Not much happening on this side. They had difficulties to find the good entrance, they see all kind of hints on the walls, etc. Many of the men die as it is a dangerous mission. Ba Ye gets lost, but by episode 20, we find him again. They see all kind of weird phenomena in the mine, but our main cast survives fine. No worries on that side ^^
Picture of Er Ye working hard!
William Chan looking greating too:
Everyone working (posing) together:
Captain Lu and Chen Pi decides to ally together to kill Fu Ye. They go see Huo Jiawei, the only woman in the Mystic Nine group. She tells Captain Lu that if someone fight and win against one of the Mystic Nine members, they can taker his/her place. (she seems to ally with the bad guys).
Chen Pi decides that he will kill Si Ye (fourth master), a man who likes to have good connections, but also have a full load of bodyguard. Captain Lu invite him at a fancy restaurant where Chen Pi easily kills him. (no picture sorry) Chen Pi then later goes to Si Ye’s house to kill his whole household except the daughter and wife (since the daughter reminds him of Ya Tou).
OTP and their MANY moments together during the last year.
Ending it all with a picture of William in uniform 😀