Recap, The lost tomb: The mystic nine

The lost tomb: The Mystic Nine episode 20 – Recap

Huo Niang were blades in her hair. They almost slice Chief Lu’s face. One of her warrior women stops Chief Lu’s aides from shooting, while Huo Niang tells him only her husband and the dead may touch her hair. She means anyone who tries who isn’t her husband will die. Chief Lu apologizes and then asks how his friend can become a Gate. Huo Niang tells him the Rule: get rid of one Gate and you take that person’s place. They made their alliance, then because Huo Niang, who had refused to drink tea with Chief Lu earlier, now downs her cup and shows it to him.

Grave-robbing gang who stop for a rest at Ba Ye’s insistence. And Fo Ye notes that the air is getting drier, not damper per normal for a mine.

Chief Lu and Chen Pi discussion who he should topple amongst the Nine Gates to take their place, and thus have some standing against Fo Ye. Chief Lu suggests San Ye, the third Gate. Even Chen Pi is scared of him. As they go through the list of the Gates, they realize, not only are a few close friends with Fo Ye, but that 6 is too fast and can kill Chen Pi while Jiu Ye is too smart and 5 is surrounded by guard dogs that Chen Pi would have to kill just to get close. The boys here aren’t touching Huo Niang, she has helped Chief Lu with advice and drunk his tea, so, the leftover Gate is Siu Ye, a person with a ton of bodyguards. Chief Lu will invite Siu Ye out, and Chen Pi will do the what he’s best at, which is mercilessly slaughtering people.

They spend a couple of minutes discussing whether this is naturally broken, or if someone did this on purpose, and whether to go home or just find another route and it’s all really pointless because they just jump over anyway. They take a rest in that cave where Fo Ye refuses to eat anything. Ba Ye eats Fo Ye’s share.Ba Ye sees an ancient tombstone that he says shouldn’t be there. Er Ye goes over to look at it and says it shouldn’t be there. And then all three look at it, and no one can read it. They decide to move it to show a small, claustrophobic opening. Ba Ye calls it as a trap, Er Ye says not from his family.

And after they enter the cave, Er Ye says they should walk on a bit more. The passage leads to a bigger cave with wooden structures that look like big bunk beds but are more like two-story container houses. As Fo Ye checks out a big wheel, Ba Ye and Er Ye go up to the second level of whatever we should call that structure to find a mummified body. But there’s a tag on his toe.

Fo Ye starts the machinery, and that lights up everything. They thinks this is the laboratory the Japanese left behind. They decide to look around.And they find maps and papers – and a globe for seeing the world.Er Ye thinks the materials are what the Japanese did not destroy before leaving. They note one map is really detailed with mysterious symbols and they don’t know what those are about. Fo Ye just shuts off the potentially repetitive discussion saying we’ll know when we know.

Here is Siu Ye.  He sweeps up to the top floor of this restaurant followed by tons of body guards some of whom. He’s here to meet Chief Lu per the plan. They exchange a load of compliments and then go into lunch. Chief Lu appears to be all business talking Changsha safety, but he then says he’s uncomfortable with Si Ye’s men staring him down. So Si Ye sends just two of then out. As Chen Pi serves the food, Si Ye recognizes him, and then Chen Pi breaks a wooden chopstick. He proceeds to use that chopstick to fight everyone else.   When the last two bodyguards and Siu Ye attack Chen Pi, Chen Pi sends his claw  through both bodyguards and onto Siu Ye’s face, killing him instantly. Chief Lu tells Chen Pi to leave. Because Lu is the planner and thinker here, which automatically makes him the leader out of the two, even if Chen Pi doesn’t realize that. He messes up his tie and calls for the outside bodyguards, who apparently didn’t hear a thing, and they come rushing in. 

Back to the tomb and gang consulting the map and finding that Mother of Heaven statue.

Siu Ye’s funeral, his widow wondering what happened. She doesn’t waste much energy wondering why, but focuses on getting revenge, mistakenly thinking Chen Pi must be injured too. Chen Pi shows up at the funeral, still dressed in that waiter’s uniform like he’s trolling them, and proceeds to kill everyone with that claw. But Siu Ye’s Madame doesn’t care. Chen Pi threatens to send her to Siu Ye, and she goes, fine, and holds her late husband’s hand. This seems to freak Chen Pi out a bit.  But what really shocks Chen Pi is Siu Ye’s daughter tugging his shirt and offering her noodles. That’s right, noodles. This gets Chen Pi thinking of Ya Tou. Chen Pi takes the noodles, and he tells Sui Ye’s Madame and child to get out of Changsha and never return. Then he walks out with both the noodles and the claw. Chen Pi then goes to the Hong Mansion, tosses aside the old fruit and incense at the ancestors, places new with his blood-stained hands, and swears to take revenge. He also strokes Ya Tou’s memorial tablet.

Er Ye says its some sort of plant that attacks people if they touch it.  He tells everyone not to touch them.  The gang discuss what to do with these lumps of hairy bacteria. Ba Ye wants to burn them, but Lt Zhangs says not enough kindling, even though they are surrounded by lava, and Er Ye says they are there to protect against the caves, so they’ll protect against people with bad intentions too. They decide to move forward on what looks like a bridge of vines carefully avoiding the hair bacteria, but of course someone has to step on one of them. They’ve walked 40 miles down to magma and jumped huge jumps and yet can’t avoid hair-like bacteria. So, Fo Ye throws his lamp at the hair bacteria and the things all burn. Unfortunately, that also sets off these long clumps of hair that rise up from the lava below and a big explosion. The vine bridge collapse in all that heat and Er Ye is left hanging off the edge of the cliff. They all rush to help, and eventually,with much effort,they save Er Ye.

The docks where Chen Pi is living. Chief Lu goes in. Chen Pi is bandaging his own wound. He sees Chief Lu.  Chief Lu basically goes up to chat about what happened yesterday. Chen Pi says he is not so easily injured, and that people he wants to kill can’t escape from him. Guess that’s a warning.They chitchat some about using the claw hook, and whether Chen Pi is hurt. Chen Pi declares his readiness to fight Fo Ye anytime, anywhere. Then Chief Lu asks if Chen Pi knows about using the same metal bullets Er Ye uses.

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