Today’s episode deepens what it laid out yesterday and then gives us more. This time, we learn about the greater issue at hand and why the two kings allowed Arang to return and why Arang was even able to escape that first time.
I’ve got some unexpected errands to run this morning before work, so I’ll recap the episode later tonight. Until then, here’s the nutshell…enjoy!
Eun Oh and Dol Swe uncover the burial ground for all the dead bodies, but as Eun Oh frantically searches for his mother, he finds nothing of hers except for that hairpin…a relief in some way. (My suspicion is that he may just be able to save his mother if his mother’s body and soul are still intact.)
As it turns out, this body and soul snatching has been going on for over 400 years! This is the “mess” the two kings were talking about a while back. Moo Young gets called in to prepare for what’s about to come and learns that the Great Jade Emperor was responsible for loosening Arang’s binds that first time so that she could escape and return to the land of the living as a ghost. Ah…so he’s been planning something like this all along.
Joo Wal realizes that Arang is still alive, receives the command to kill Eun Oh, and prepares to carry out the kill order.
Meanwhile, Lord Choi is punished by the soul-sucker but left alive because he can still be of some use to her.
The Bang trio resolve to kill Eun Oh since he’s creating so much trouble for them. With this recent discovery, they are afraid that more attention will be directed their way and their corruption will be found out. They plan to arrange for Eun Oh to die at the “hands” of ghosts.
Arang remembers that she yanked out the hairpin from a woman while in the shed, but that’s all she can remember.
Eun Oh returns to the shed and discovers the black magical sheets that were laid over the underground shed. He pieces things together and then takes off running. The episode closes with him running to confirm his epiphany while the soul-sucker sits pensively in her room and the three celestial beings watch the hourglass “ticking” away.