This week’s four episodes were focused on our Ba Ye and Lieutenant. As both Fo Ye and Er Ye are sick and Xinyue has to go back home, we don’t get much of the usual OTP scenes. Since I was a bit more busy today (school registration problems.. anyhow), here is a quick recap over the episodes so you can at least understand what was said. 😉
- Total of 48 episodes
- Chinese name: 老九门
- Release schedule: Two episodes per day on Monday and Tuesday
- 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 or read recap on dr-myri-blog: here.
Xinyue decides to leave with Fo Ye to hide from the murderous trio (Captain Lu/Chen Pi/Ms.Huo) and to find a cure for Fo Ye’s sickness. The right hand man of Fo Ye (we call him Lieutenant in this recap) and Ba Ye are left behind to protect Er Ye and hide the disappearance of Fo Ye.
When Captain Lu hears that Fo Ye successfully escaped Changsha, he is furious! He decides on an unprepared trip to the mine and forces Er Ye to join them. In the mine, Ms.Huo forestall their attention and help Er Ye to escape Captain Lu’s controle. Er Ye thanks her, but says he still cannot accept her feelings.
Er Ye goes to Ba Ye’s house and Ba Ye brag that his house is so safe the bad guys will not think of coming here… Yeah, the bad guys are so stupid they can’t even predict that their prisoner went to hide at his only ally in the city. ._. Also, this awesome plan of using Ms.Huo was planned out by Fo Ye before he left. Anyhow, since Er Ye is still very sick, it is decided that Ba Ye and Lieutenant will start on a trip to find Fo Ye first and Er Ye, after getting better, will join them. Ms. Huo offers to take care of Er Ye in the meantime.
Our duo disguise as beggars to get information about Fo Ye. Lieutenant is especially suspicious of others. They meet a fat guy at a hide out and becomes friend with him. They talk about the whereabout of Fo Ye and discovers all kind of divergent gossips. Ba Ye suspects that these news are all false and are created by Xinyue to misguide the bad guys. The fat guy recommend them to go work for a person who is known for knowing a lot of information in town and is powerful. Lieutenant impresses with his archery skills and they get hired. Turns out the first task is to accompany the kid of the Da Tu Si where his life will be offering.
Precious Time together! Sharing a drink!
Trying out Ba Ye’s glasses!
Sharing a bun!
In the meantime, Fo Ye is still unconscious and is taken care of by cousin/doctor.
Turns out that in the little group there are a lot assassins that came to kill Da Tu Si (a lady priest kind of character). Basically, the Black Tribute wants the White Tribute led by Da Tu Si to be dead. After fighting, they decide to stick with the group because Da Tu Si may have information about Fo Ye.
In the meantime, at Changsha, Er Ye decides to leave to find Fo Ye too and Ms.Huo decides that she must come with him. Chen Pi gets suscpicious and think that Ms.Huo is the one who helped Er Ye to escape, but Captain Lu tells him to stay calm.
After many events, thanks to Ba Ye, our little group survives the attack of the Black tribute. Especially, at night, when the Black people attacked again, Ba Ye used tricks to scare them away.
While in the prairie, Da Tu Si is once again attacked by assassins. Seeing this, Er Ye immediately stops them (and also her as she has tries to kill herself thinking he is a Han person). Er Ye saves her in his dramatic fashion and then pukes blood out. Turns out he is still very sick, but chose to come ahead to make sure Ba Ye and Lieutenant are fine.
Ms.Huo arrives and immediately caters to Er Ye’s demands. Meanwhile, Da Tu Si seeing her mistakes and understanding that Er Ye is a nice guy falls deeply in love with him *cue to cute music*. Later, Er Ye tells Ms.Huo to leave since he does not want to make her fall in love with him and he still loves Ya Tou. Ms.Huo leaves after a debate with Lieutenant over the way she treats Fo Ye.
After Da Tu Si thanks them for their help and tells our duo where Fo Ye is, Ba Ye and Lieutenant leaves. Er Ye stays by Da Tu Si’s side so she can cure him. She gives him her precious medicine which makes him feel a lot better.
Ba Ye and Lieutenant arrives to the little town where Fo Ye is hiding. The cousin/doctor announces the bad news.
After a few weeks of unconsciousness, Fo Ye woke up to have lost his memory and is acting weirdly. He passes his days drawing and act like mad, being violent from time to time. He seems to only be able to recognize Xinyue’s face. Xinyue went back to her home in hope to find a cure for Fo Ye.
They conclude that the sickness must had started at the cave and hence must be the same as Er Ye’s. Knowing that Da Tu Si’s medicine worked wonderfully on Er Ye, the little group decided to go back to find her. The cousin/doctor is especially anxious to learn that Er Ye is still in a poor state (cat fight soon?).
Back there, they are happy to see that Er Ye is getting better and also offer the medicine to Fo Ye. However, to get the more powerful medicine, they need to fight the Black Tribute again. They do so and succeed to fight them off this time.
In the meantime, Ms.Huo is back to Changsha. Chen Pi is suspicious of her as she tells them she left to find a Tomb specialist. Captain Lu tries to stay optimist and ass-kiss both of his allies…
In the preview, we see our little group of Fo Ye, Xinyue, Ba Ye and Lieutenant traveling together as they go find a cure to Fo Ye’s sickness. They go back to Fo Ye’s house, the Zhang household at his hometown. There, they realize that to save Fo Ye, they must sacrifice someone else.. Xinyue decides to get into the dangerous device without a moment of hesitation, to save Fo Ye…
Haha, not much OTP scenes this week, but it is not exactly boring. Seeing the girls chaining one after the other to fall in love with Er Ye is kind of funny. It made me realize just how much Er Ye’s role is like Tang Xuanzang (the monk/master in Journey to the West). Good looking and naive, but attracts everyone else’s attention (especially demon girls who fall madly in love with him). In this case, I will say that Fo Ye is Sun Wukong, Ba Ye is Zhu Bajie and Lieutenant is Sha Wujing. This metaphor is especially on topic because these episodes, it is basically arriving to a new land and helping the local people.
It is great to see the blooming bromance between Ba Ye and Lieutenant as their personalities really (unexpectedly) match. They are a wonderful pair and I love how respectful Lieutenant is of Ba Ye, even when he says nonsense. Lieutenant especially wins point for being so darn cute! ❤ Also, I am just happy we are getting away from the bad guys in these episodes. FINALLY!
On a side note, I noticed that the Lieutenant’s family name is also Zhang, just like Fo Ye. I wonder if everyone in the household adopt the surname of the boss around, or are they related by blood… hum.
The theme song for anyone who missed it!
BTS from the 20 first episodes! Yeah, love this goodie! 😀 Thanks to everyone for sharing these in the comment section of the last post. :3
Finally, ending on a positive note with some Xinyue fanarts!