'Tale of the Nine-Tailed' Episode 4 Promo: How will Lee Yeon help Ji-ah while being punished in the underworld?

'Tale of the Nine-Tailed' Episode 4 Promo shows Lee Yeon get punished for killing a human being and that is to receive lashings in the underworld


                            'Tale of the Nine-Tailed' Episode 4 Promo: How will Lee Yeon help Ji-ah while being punished in the underworld?
Lee Dong-wook in 'Tale of the Nine-Tailed' (tvN)
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'Tale of the Nine-Tailed' Episode 4 promo is out and it poses an important question. Who will protect Ji-ah (Jo Bo-ah) from the otherworldly creatures and the danger that they pose in Lee Yeon's (Lee Dong-wook) absence? You see, Lee Yeon had saved Ji-ah by killing a shaman who is a human and this is a punishable offense. So Taluipa, the lady who governs the underworld ends up punishing him. While this is not unexpected, this poses a problem that is very unexpected. After he returned from the island, Lee Yeon hadn't expected Ji-ah to be in danger. Now that she is, especially in huge danger, how is he going to help her?

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In the promo, we see Lee Yeon being sent to an extremely cold and horrible place to get punished. Sure, he's initially surprised about this, but he accepts the punishment because he always knew that killing a human would result in this. He is locked in a prison cell and is being beaten and whipped continually. However, his brother Lee Rang (Kim Beom) informs Lee Yeon that Ji-ah is fated to live a short life even in this life. In keeping with this, Ji-ah seems to walk into a dangerous situation, possibly for work.

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While we are not sure what the situation is or how dangerous it might be for her, it is clear that she needs help. So far, the only time Ji-ah had been scared was when she was dealing with the shaman with her hands and legs tied. And now, in the upcoming episode, she looks extremely scared again and that indicates that the force, or the monster or the being that she's facing would be quite dangerous. 

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We also see a still of two kids. How are they involved? Is Ji-ah back to working on a new case for her program that features episodes on different supernatural beings? Ji-ah has always been sharp and observant and that was how she had managed to spot the Imoogi that was hidden within the portrait of the Dragon King that was hung in every household. So could she have missed something important in the upcoming episode or is this the Imoogi that has followed her? We will have to wait and see. 

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Meanwhile, there is also the matter of the stills that were related on the official tvN Instagram handle of both Lee Rang and Lee Yeon. The two of them are seen in costumes that indicate that the incident occurred sometime in the past. Would we finally learn why Lee Yeon stabbed his brother?

'Tale of the Nine-Tailed' will be aired on tvN on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10.30 pm KST and can be streamed on Viki Global.

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