[Storyline Short Recaps] The Mystic Nine Episode 39-40

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Sorry for the wait! My wifi was a real pain today so it was hard to write the recap. V_V Episodes 39 and 40 are a bit more boring and mysterious. Not much highlights happened so I will just give the outline of what happened for everyone waiting for eng sub. ❤

Drama information:

  • 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.

Episode 39

Er Ye goes to see Fo Ye to asks for an object (陨铜 I don’t know to translate, but it is so he can go back to the cave and revive Ya Tou). Fo Ye tells him that he left it at the Zhang house and hence doesn’t have it anymore. Er Ye is in panick mode before realizing that there must be another one back in the tomb. Da Tu Si and Fo Ye convinces Er Ye to wait for tomorrow before going back to the cave. However, Er Ye chooses to run back to the tomb during the night.

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Fo Ye decides to bring a few men with him toward the tomb. It is through this trip that they realize that the tomb is actually a crater formed by a meteorite.

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There, he always see in the way messages on the wall as well as a voice, it says “Wake Up”. That’s when Fo Ye finally realizes that he is still in an hallucination and never left the tomb.

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Fo Ye also has an hallucination in which he goes back home to see Xinyue crying. He approaches her and realizes that she is wearing all black. She holds a slab with Fo Ye’s name on it, which means that he is at his imaginary funerals.

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In the meantime, Ba Ye talks with Da Tu Si about how Fo Ye still didn’t come back. Then, Da Tu Si suddenly stops talking. That is when he realizes that this is all a dream and that they must still be in the tomb. He finds Lieutenant to talk about the situation.

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Back in Changsha city, Captain Lu is mad to hear that Fo Ye and Er Ye disappeared and the exploration of the tomb is pointless. Then, the white guy arrives and explains that he can explore for him as he knows all its secrets. He proofs by showing some of the objects he found in the cave. In exchange for his help, the white guy wants power over the Mystic Nine team.

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In the cave, the white guy meets Chen Pi and brings him in the hallucination world.

Episode 40

Outside, Bei Le Ye is outrageous to learn that Captain Lu recruited a foreigner to explore the cave. He shares his anger with Xinyue who tells him to just let it be since they cannot do anything yet. Xinyue is depressed since she didn’t hear anything about Fo Ye for weeks now and hence, doesn’t have the appetite to eat anything.

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Ms.Huo also goes to see Captain Lu to show her dissatisfaction and tells him to not under-estimate the Mystic Nine.

Everyone is in the tomb searching for a path out.

Fo Ye is still in the world of hallucination. After much searching, he and Ba Ye/Lieutenant meets. Fo Ye doesn’t remember anything about the past. Ba Ye talks about a map they found back in White Village and believe it is Fo Ye who drew it. Since Fo Ye doesn’t remember, it means that Fo Ye must had came to this place long time ago.

While talking, they see Er Ye. However, they cannot reach Er Ye as he is in his own dream.

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In it, Ya Tou is happily doing the house chores while being pregnant. Er Ye grew a mustache and they are happy to age together peacefully.

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Later, at a a puzzle place, they meet Chen Pi. Chen Pi tries to pick a fight, but is thrown by Fo Ye into a fog and his own past.

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We see in Chen Pi’s past how he became the person he is now. While young, he lived with his grandma. As they are poor, he went to hunt for crabs, but always got bullied by others and had a hard time to catch any things. One day, he hears the local storyteller talking about a man who used to be a bully, but because he was capable of killing others, became respected. Hearing this, Chen Pi does the act aka killed the kid who was bullying him. After realizing this, his grandma made him one last crab meal and after an emotional faraway, rushed him away from the town. It is when he arrived in Changsha that he became Er Ye’s disciple…

A joke because Chen Pi sounds like Orange Skin 😛

== end recap ==

Today, we get more Fo Ye swag!! An old gif I forgot to share before, when everyone was in the cave. Fo Ye looks cute so I had to reshare! :3

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Fo Ye’s face at a mall:

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William Chan filming for an upcoming episode of Icono Clast, of MangoTV.

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Video of Fo Ye’s BTS

Some fanarts! I thought they were nice representations of the bromance ^o^

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53 thoughts on “[Storyline Short Recaps] The Mystic Nine Episode 39-40

  1. Jo says:

    These eps were meh and I had more questions than answers but finally understand CP but still doesn’t give him a free pass. I want to know who long they’ve been in the hallucination and when are we going to see the official mystic nine. I forgot about them until I saw the beginning of ep 40

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    • Yop, exactly. These two episodes were so boring I really didn’t feel like writing them LOL I think seen Chen Pi’s past is a good thing, but he is so rotten to the chore I don’t want to feel pity for him. But again Er Ye is also ready to kill for Ya Tou (in the hallucination at least) so I am not sure how to feel about these two. Maybe killing is not such a big crime as I am assuming it should be?
      Yeah, we still have three Mystic Nine members to meet and only have 8 episodes to do so :/

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  2. maoh says:

    Thanks for the recap! Yeah, these episodes were boring compared to the last two. Like Jo, I want to know how long they have been hallucinating. I saw the previews for next week and I think the next episode will also be kind of slow and the one after will be FoYe fighting the bad guys now.

    wow at that store with WC all over their floor, he must be really popular right now.
    ErYe loves YaTou so much in the drama, the contradiction after reading your special. I had this image that ErYe was just fully dedicated to his wife, the most loving husband. Nothing else mattered. I really feel bad for him in the drama since he just wanted to grow old with his wife.

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    • Yeah, hopefully next week they pick up the pace! I mean, we only have eight minutes to wrap-up the story and it feels like we didn’t move much since the first time they entered the cave.. Plus, if what you said is true and next week is slow paced, we will have one hell of a rushed ending!
      Yes, he definitely is! This summer was a true blast for him and his concert are full. It is crazy to think he reached such fame in such a short period of time too!
      Haha, I know xD I felt weird translating the special too. Keke, Er Ye is hiding so much about his real feelings xD The drama version makes him into such a dedicated husband while as the book says he is a total fanboy!

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      • maoh says:

        Yes, they really need to. We didnt really see the other gates during the drama. Instead of The Mystic Nine, it was more like The Mystic Four and baddies. Well the preview for ep. 41 was all about Ms. Huo and then the one for ep.42 was FoYe setting up his fight. I think the baddies can be resolved soon after that but then there is the mystery of the tomb and our wedding.
        I knew WC got really popular when he got that drama with LSS. LSS can have her pick of well established actors so that said a lot. Yeah, a really short time. He has been working non-stop with dramas and variety, I am glad it paid off.
        lol ErYe has been fooling us all

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      • Too much to cover in such a short period of time >< Hope they can at least get out of the hallucination. I also wish the other Mystic Nine members to join them in the tomb, like a all nine people badass scene. That would be so cool!
        Same! From second male lead of Li Yifeng to today, he really lucked it out! I think Liying helped him a lot when it comes to public recognization. But of course, most credits go to his hardwork!

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      • Lizzie says:

        I didn’t really follow WC during his HK days (HK scene was pretty bleh for me since 2000 awards) but he has been active in both music and acting for quite a while. I read on a blog somewhere that he was good in The Legend of Fragrance with Shu Chang and they were better than the main OTP of LYF and Tang Yan. Didn’t catch that as I watched half of the first ep and it triggered my LYF/TY allergies!

        To add on to all the fangirling conspiracies, even if they are dating (or want to try) , I don’t think that it would be made official until WC achieves some success as I feel that he doesn’t want a repeat of hisrelationship with Charlene where there was public outlash as he was the less famous one then. In China now, I think his popularity is definitely rising but ZLY is still the bigger star – he would probably need a drama that does well without her to cement his status. So my verdict – friends with possibilities 🙂 now we need all the tidbits and gossip to speculate on this ship!!!

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      • Yeah, I don’t follow his HK years either. All I know is that he used to date Angelababy (!) and Charlene Choi after. He didn’t get much attention until he filmed Ancient Swords in 2014. XD I don’t like Tang Yan’s acting last year so I missed out on a lot of dramas. I want to give her a second chance this year when Princess Weiyoung gets released!
        Haha! But I think even if Zhao Liying is really popular now, William Chan’s popularity is huge too. If they want to date, they are totally compatible (including in status). I ship them ❤ Yes, get me more gossip!

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      • maoh says:

        @Lizzie
        I think so too. They are both really busy trying to get ahead. I just hope they are friends with possibilities, kind of like Nicky and LSS who waited some time until they were ready.

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  3. Pooh says:

    Thank you for your recap archi..yes this 2 episode a little bit boring..still no matter how sadness CP childhood still I wanna kick all them ass especially the white man..goshh he is so annoying..just wonder about the story of second proposal from fY to XY cause it seems they have a never ending hallucination

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    • All the bad guys are 100% worth hating. Chen Pi has such a sad story, but he did all these actions himself. Killing someone when young is wrong and so is when old. That white guy is SUPER annoying with that slow tone and the need to use Chinese proverb at every sentence. GOSH!
      Yeah, someone wake the cast up please. We better end this all and be back to reality~~

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  4. Lizzie says:

    No need to apologize! Thanks for giving us 2 recaps to comment on this week!

    Actually this episode:-
    1. Made me curious about the white dude – why does he know so much about the NIne Gates? Was he a character in the book ?
    2. Shows that FY’s greatest fear is XY being alone and sad after he dies. Thas the difference between EY and him – he is not afraid to be alone if something happens to his wife (he is afraid that his wife is alone if something happens to him ). Awwww
    3. Although not so much OTP scenes , I thought that it was quite interesting and gave more context to the whole story – sorry, I do like this adventure / tomb genre 🙂
    4. I am piqued to see how can they break through the enchantment / illusion !!

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    • 1. Same, I am curious and annoyed at the white guy. Why does he need to be intriguing? Can’t I just hate him in peace and hope to see him as little as possible? xD I am not familiar with the book!
      2. Awwwwn, that is the sweetest analysis of Fo Ye I heard so far!! Yes, Fo Ye is a very independent person and he puts other people’s happiness in front of himself’s.
      3. 🙂 No problem!!
      4. Hope it can be quick and impressive ~~

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      • pooh says:

        he is afraid that his wife will be alone if something happens to him because it means no one can protect his wife better than himself..sweet FoYe.. I totally agree with you @Lizzie, that’s why it seems WC very hard on working.. concert, drama to drama, movie, reality show..everything he do just like LiYing at 2013-2015..really hope all the best for both of them..

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  5. Lizzie says:

    I have to say that those fans who made those FMV of ZLY and WC are super good in choosing the appropriate song. Currently, Christine Fan’s 非 题 is on replay in my Spotify – totally feeds the fangirl , it’s lyrics!!!

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  6. LOL still not watch the last two eps but depend on your recap seems it so bored ?? but indeed i dont want to see the bad guys there, really annoyed and yes about Lay playing old-Er Ye, look funny, i always see him trying to describe a tender Er Ye but seriously he failed

    i have the same feeling with all of guys here, WC is non-stop working hard, maybe to prepare for something in future, his career just raising in this two years but LY is really a big name at this moment, they still have a very far distance to shrink

    maybe you are right on LY did help him a lot @archidisign in Vogue interview WC also said like that, but i dont know what she did to help him

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    • Yeah, it was quite boring. I didn’t even feel like hunting pictures at this level LOL But if you are like Lizzie and enjoy tomb raiding scenes, then you may enjoy these episodes!
      Old Er Ye looks so awkward, totally a cosplay! xD
      Zhao Liying thinks a lot of her friends! I don’t know what she did, but Kenny Kwan said the same thing in an interview, that she helped him a lot when he needed. Cute! ❤

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  7. I hope too @maoh since yesterday we got wedding BTS so maybe next week eps we can see the real wedding…but im so confused if it really happen? due to 2 eps preview didnt show anything about OTP…ghost! Only 8 episodes left, let see how producer solve all matter still messing, the proposal, the wedding, find out coffin mystery, agianst to Japanese…

    And i heard some rumor that the producer cut too much main leads scenes to increase some non-sense scenes for Lieutetan and CP/ bad guys, they are promoting for these one by using FY/XY/EY fame…sound so annoyed 😬😬😬

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    • maoh says:

      ❤ I noticed that Lay didn't offer his hand to her, which is out of character for him so probably another reason. The way WC held her hand was really different from when he was helping YaTou <33
      Also the scene in the bed, why was it an NG? Was it bc she started laughing? I love the way they look at each other.

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      • Ezc says:

        Hehe, I’m glad to be back maoh! If I saw correctly, yixing did offer his hand to help her down but LY didn’t even notice or she did but just didn’t take his hand, so he ended grabbing her wrist instead (can be seen in the later frames).. 😀 maybe thats safer for him anyways, lol

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      • maoh says:

        I thought at first he was looking the other way. Then LY started going down and was holding onto WC for dear life. After seeing screenshots, I do think at the end Lay grabbed near her wrist (looks more like her arm but not sure). My point is that Lay was probably like WC has it 😉

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  8. Oh men! Im bleeding of the kisssss ❤ ❤ could everyone tell me if this is also what they discussed to act? Then what they are thinking seriously? Now i understand why author said they even cant interrupt when these two acting romance scenes, since they died already LOL

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  9. Cloud says:

    Hi Archidisgn and everyone here – I want to appreciate and thank you esp A for all the ZLY and OTP news and updates. I just luv luv all your tidbits about our OTP. There’s hardly any English subtitles of anything relating to these 2 out there for international fans. For someone like me who don’t know enough Chinese to understand what they are saying nor able to access any Chinese sites you are a godsend. Big hug and a big thank you to all of you.

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    • Lizzie says:

      OMG you guys – these BTS are the best ever! My mandarin is not strong enough to fully read the words as some of their dialogue is inaudible. They are definitely friends with possibilities!! Check out that scene where she is trying to feed him. WC was so offended that they said they have no chemistry 🙂

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      • maoh says:

        AHHHH ❤ and they look at each other and smile
        Also you see right after she is using a mirror with a W on it

        btw their scenes today were so sweet, I just wish they were longer like 1 hour long. I could watch them together for hours

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      • Lizzie says:

        @maoh you have sharp eyes re her compact mirror! Btw, I love their interaction at 5.04 onwards (talking about which line they should say and not sure why WC decided to pull her over) and at 8.03 onwards too. He gave her his jacket to wear while they were practicing lines and she actually said 我 有 那 么 好看 吗 (am I so pretty?) when he was staring her intently at 8.09 (in the actual scene – he was looking at her and saying “worth it”!

        Love all their interaction in today’s episodes – shall save it to fangirl when recap is up!

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      • maoh says:

        I was just going to talk about that part ❤ I am not sure either, I think she said she was going so he pulled her back. I love how they are just so natural with each other.
        ohh I totally missed that part about his jacket and being pretty
        I also liked that when she is wearing the leather jacket everyone keeps looking at them with this face lol

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      • Lizzie says:

        Yes! Ying Jun (Ba Ye) and Lay are like “enough already and hurry up you two – stop messing around!

        WC seems to delight in making ZLY laugh and she always does at almost everything he does or say – even in the wedding scene where she is clearly unprepared / adjusting headgear and he is goofing around

        WC is also a lot more tactile with ZLY compared to other female actresses – totally need to see his BTS with other actresses to compare!

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      • maoh says:

        yeah I am curious about how he acts with other co-stars but then again they are friends so it is bound to be more comfortable during filming.
        I agree with your friends with potential 😉

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      • Lizzie says:

        Not purely platonic I believe as here is definitely a frisson …

        @Maoh are you like me in Asia too? Stayed up late to watch the show last night ? 🙂

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    • Hi Cloud!! Thanks a lot for the lovely comment! I am also so happy to connect with all the ZLY and WC fans. Offering a OTP platform online was something I didn’t really thought of doing, but that came naturally thanks to everyone’s efforts! Big hug to you and let’s stick till the end! Still another week to go (or two if you didn’t watch the ones from today, in which case, I strongly recommend you to do so!)

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      • Cloud says:

        Hi A, Yes yes woke up early to download and read that it’s the long awaited proposal + gun wielding wedding scene and I just had to watch that part even if it means I am late for work. Squeellling like a school girl and dying at the same time over breakfast!

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      • Haha, waking up early and downloading is always something I want to do, but also end up not having enough time to do so xD I wish I could use my bus time to watch dramas ><
        Haha, totally!! It is ok to be late a bit for work, just leave later if needed ~ These moments are better to be watched as soon as possible! ~

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  10. yeah @Lizzie sure he said that, we all know the love lines btw FY an XY were discussed/developed by themselves but dunno how they did, the author also said WC and LY sometimes yelled each other slightly as if they were very familiar with it OMG what he is meaning? that action just so sweet ❤ ❤

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