'Tale of the Nine-Tailed' Episode 13: Will Yu Ri sacrifice herself for Lee Rang when the show returns?
Episode 12 saw how the Imoogi had hidden an important truth about how it had managed to survive despite being struck by Lee Yeon's sword
'Tale of the Nine-Tailed' returns after a week's break and we are excited to see how Lee Yeon and Lee Rang will fight the evil Imoogi that has done nothing but harm the brothers and the people that they love from the beginning of the show. Take for instance Lee rang, he is currently on the death bed after Yu Ri was mesmerized by Imoogi, a form of magic that only Imoogi uses – and he did so, while he was in his human form Lee Tae-ri. He got her to attack her savior, Yu Ri's only friend and she ends up using the skills that Lee Rang had taught her in the first place.
While Yu Ri does return to her senses, there is nothing that she is able to do, except to try her best and extend her friend's life. She tried to get him ground cherries, but they disappear before she can take it to him. She tries to blackmail Lee Yeon into helping her, but he refuses and says that he will save his brother the right way. So in the promo of the upcoming episode, we see Yu Ri all set to sacrifice herself to save Lee Rang. Shin Joo is definitely going to be heartbroken, but since he would have done the same for Lee Yeon, we may not see him try and stop Yu Ri from helping Lee Rang as much as attempting to spend as much time as possible with her.
The promo also shows Lee Yeon and Ji-ah try to spend some time together even as Ji-ah's body is slowly but surely being taken over by the part of Imoogi that has been left within her. This part of the Imoogi had appeared the first time at the village where Ji-ah had gone to search for her parents.
However, neither Lee Yeon nor Ji-ah had been able to find out the truth behind the suddenly strange behavior portrayed by Ji-ah. In the last episode, however, when Lee Yeon had managed to find a way to banish the Imoogi, he had mistakenly taken the human form captive instead of banishing the main part of the Imoogi that is safe and secure in Ji-ah. In fact, Episode 12 ended with Ji-ah speaking with Lee Yeon as if she was the Imoogi. So we understand that Ji-ah might not have complete control over herself for far too long. So she insists on spending the remaining time that she has with Lee Yeon. How will Lee Yeon save his lover and his brother? Will Yu Ri's loss change Lee Rang forever? We will have to wait and see!
'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.