See also: The Untamed Special Edition, The Living Dead, and Fatal Journey

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The Untamed (陈情令; Chén Qíng Lìng) is a 2019 Chinese television series based on the BL xianxia novel Mo Dao Zu Shi by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu, starring Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo. The series follows the adventures of two soulmate cultivators who travel to solve a series of murder mysteries, eventually finding and defeating the true culprit. It aired in China on Tencent Video from June 27 to August 20, 2019. A 20-episode special edition of the drama aired on WeTV starting December 25, 2019.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

In a magical world of inter-clan rivalry, two soulmates face treacherous schemes and uncover a dark mystery linked to a tragic event in the past.

—Official Description[1]

In a land dominated by the mighty Wen clan, a young man named Wei Wu Xian (Xiao Zhan) strikes up an unconventional friendship with justice-loving Lan Wang Ji (Wang Yibo).

When the duo unexpectedly stumbles across evidence implicating the Wen clan's chief in a plot to bring mayhem to the inhabitants of their land, Wei Wu Xian and Lan Wang Ji decide to intervene.

However, the pair's attempts to foil the Wen clan boss's wicked plans go wrong. In the confusion that follows, Wei Wu Xian disappears – with many fearing the worst for him.

Sixteen years later, Wei Wu Xian returns out of the blue. He is soon reunited with Lan Wang Ji, just as a spate of mysterious murders has broken out. The duo joins forces once more to investigate, determined not to fail this time…

Can the pair get to the bottom of the intrigue? Will they solve the murder cases? And just who is the dastardly secret figure pulling the strings behind the evildoings now blighting the land?[2]

Cast[edit | edit source]

  • Xiao Zhan as Wei Wu Xian / Wei Ying / Yi Ling Patriarch | Mo Xuan Yu
Wei Wu Xian: Also known as the Yiling Patriarch (夷陵老祖), he is a Jiang sect disciple who later chooses to pursue demonic cultivation. He wields the Suibian sword (随便) and Chenqing flute (陈情), and is known for his ability to invent new spiritual techniques and inventions such as the Stygian Tiger Seal (阴虎符). He is kind-hearted, optimistic, mischievous, and loyal, and cares deeply for his friends and family. He and Lan Wangji regard each other as soulmates.
Mo Xuan Yu: The illegitimate son of Jin Guangshan and ex-disciple of the Jin sect. He sacrificed his body to Wei Wuxian through a ritual in order to fulfill his revenge plans, fueling the plot.
  • Wang Yi Bo as Lan Wang Ji / Lan Zhan / Han Guang-jun
Also known as Lord Hanguang (含光君), or the Light Bearing Lord, he is the second young master of Lan sect and one of the Twin Jades of Lan. He wields the Bichen sword (避尘) and the Wangji guqin (忘机). He is cold, strict, distant, and difficult to get along with, but has a good heart and a sense of justice. He holds a soft spot for Wei Wuxian, who he regards as his soulmate.

  • Zoey Meng as Wen Qing
A renowned physician of the Wen sect and Wen Ning's older sister. She is aloof, cold, and extremely intelligent. She is protective toward her brother and initially dislikes Wei Wuxian, but eventually warms up to him as he becomes one of the only people to treat her kindly after the Wen sect is overthrown.
  • Lulu Xuan as Jiang Yan Li / Yun Meng Jiang Shi
    • Sweety Ye as Young Jiang Yan Li
Jiang Cheng's older sister, Wei Wuxian's disciple elder sister, Jin Zixuan's wife and Jin Ling's mother. She is a kind, understanding, and caring person who protects her brothers and provides emotional support. She also appears to be a very good cook, with her best dish being a lotus root and pork rib soup that she often makes for her brothers. Though she is very kind, she appears to have somewhat delicate feelings, as shown when she is snubbed multiple times by Jin Zixuan.
  • Marius Wang as Jiang Cheng / Jiang Wan Yin
    • Huang Zhen Chen as Young Jiang Cheng
Also known as Sandu Shengshou (三毒圣手), or Three Poisons Sage, he is the leader of Jiang sect following Jiang Fengmian's death. He wields the Sandu (三毒) sword and the Zidian (紫电) ring. He is a straight-laced and strict man who abides by the rules. He has a bad temper but deeply cares for his loved ones, especially his sister. He had a great relationship with Wei Wuxian, but their relationship deteriorated due to differing beliefs; however, they later made up at the end of the show. For some time, he had a crush on Wen Qing, until Wen Chao ordered the death of his parents, causing him to harbor hate for the Wen sect; however, he could not bring himself to hate her completely. He dotes on his nephew Jin Ling, though he is also strict and sharp-tongued toward him.
  • Paul Yu as Wen Ning / Wen Qiong Lin / Ghost General
Also known as The Ghost General (鬼将军), he is the right-hand man of Wei Wuxian during his time as the Yiling Patriarch. He was a shy person and a stutterer when he was alive due to his strange illness and grew to trust Wei Wuxian after being showered with kindness by him. As a fierce corpse, he is prone to outbursts of anger, but otherwise remains innocent, gentle, and shy.
  • Liu Hai Kuan as Lan Xi Chen / Lan Huan / Ze Wu-jun
Also known as Lord Zewu (泽芜君), or Brilliance Overgrowth Lord, he is the leader and first young master of Lan sect, and one of the Twin Jades of Lan. He is known as one of the Three Zuns alongside his sworn brothers Jin Guangyao and Nie Mingjue. He wields the Shuoyue sword (朔月) and the Liebing flute (裂冰). In contrast to his younger brother, he is a kind, gentle, and trusting person.
  • Zhu Zan Jin as Jin Guang Yao / Meng Yao / Lian Fang-zun
Also known as Lord Lianfang (敛芳尊), or Hidden Fragrance Master, he is the illegitimate son of Jin Guangshan and became the leader of Jin sect after the latter's death. He is known as one of the Three Zuns alongside his sworn brothers Lan Xichen and Nie Mingjue. He wields the Hensheng (恨生) sword. He worked as a servant of the Nie sect and as a spy in the Wen sect before winning his father's approval to join the Jin sect after the Sunshot Campaign. Due to his identity as a prostitute's son, he feels inferior and is determined to prove himself. He is known for wearing a mask of pleasantry and his smooth demeanor. He greatly admires Lan Xichen, who was the only person who showed him kindness during his days as a servant.
  • Wang Hao Xuan as Xue Yang / Xue Cheng Mei
A guest disciple of the Wen sect who has an affiliation with the Stygian Iron (阴铁). He wields the Jiangzai (降灾) sword. He is known for his evil and twisted ways.
  • Carman Lee as Lan Yi
The only female head in the history of Lan sect. She invented the infamous Chord Assassination technique, and was responsible for guarding a piece of the Stygian Iron (阴铁).
  • Lu Jian Min as Jiang Feng Mian
The leader of Jiang sect, father of Jiang Yanli and Jiang Cheng. He is a kind and gentle man but holds favoritism towards Wei Wuxian.
  • James Huang as Lan Qi Ren
The respected elder of Lan sect. The uncle of Lan Xichen and Lan Wangji. An extremely strict teacher who doesn't get along with Wei Wuxian.
  • Xiu Qing as Wen Ruo Han
The leader of Wen sect, Chief Cultivator, and father of Wen Chao and Wen Xu. He is an ambitious man who wants to rule over the five sects by restoring the Stygian Iron (阴铁).
  • Hu Xiao Ting as Madam Jin
The wife of Jin Guangshan and mother of Jin Zixuan.
  • Shen Xiao Hai as Jin Guang Shan
The leader of the Jin sect. The father of Jin Guangyao, Jin Zixuan and Mo Xuanyu. He is known as a womanizer and has many illegitimate children.
  • Ji Li as Nie Huai Sang
The leader of Nie sect after Nie Mingjue's death and younger half-brother of Nie Mingjue. He is well known for his incompetence and is nicknamed the Head-Shaker. Often, he is seen carrying around a fan. However, there is more to him than most think.
  • Wang Yi Zhou as Nie Ming Jue / Chi Feng Zun
Also known as Lord Chifeng (赤锋尊), or the Scarlet Peak Master, he is the leader of Nie sect. He is known as one of the Three Zuns alongside his sworn brothers Lan Xichen and Jin Guangyao. He wields the Baxia (霸下) saber. He is strict, just, and known for his intolerance toward evil. However, he has a terrible temper and holds extreme grudges towards Jin Guangyao.
  • Song Ji Yang as Xiao Xing Chen
Also known as Daozhang (道长), he is one of Baoshan Sanren's students who left the mountain for the mortal world. He wields the Shuanghua (霜华) sword and was best friends with Song Lan. He is gentle on the outside but determined on the inside.
  • Bowen Li as Song Lan / Song Zi Chen
A cultivator from Baixue Temple, and best friend of Xiao Xingchen. He wields the Fuxue (拂雪) sword.
  • Cao Yu Chen as Jin Zi Xuan
The son of Jin Guangshan, Jin Ling's father and Jiang Yanli's husband. He is proud and vain, but also upright and just. He scorns Jiang Yanli at first but grows to care for her and eventually falls in love with her.
  • Qi Pei Xin as Jin Ling / Jin Rulan / Lan Ling Jin Shi
The sole heir of Jin sect, Wei Wuxian's nephew, and the orphaned son of Jin Zixuan and Jiang Yanli. He wields the Suihua (岁华尊) sword and is also an excellent archer. He has a dog named Fairy who often torments Wei Wuxian as comic relief. He is prideful, somewhat immature, and short-tempered, but can also be kind and loyal if necessary. He is close friends with Lan Sizhui and Lan Jingyi.
  • Zheng Fan Xing as Lan Si Zhui / Lan Yuan / Ah Yuan
A disciple of Lan sect. He was found by Wei Wuxian among the remains of the Wen sect and was raised by him, and later brought back to the Lan sect by Lan Wangji. He is a calm and elegant individual who carries himself intelligently and sensibly, and is very mature for his age. As a child, he was more of a troublemaker. He is close friends with Lan Jingyi and Jin Ling.
  • Guo Cheng as Lan Jing Yi
A disciple of Lan sect. Compared to the tranquil personalities of most of his fellow Lan sect members, he is short-tempered and impatient, but kind at heart, and known in the fanbase as the "most un-Lan Lan to ever Lan in the history of Lan". He is close friends with Lan Sizhui and Jin Ling.
  • Li Yu Feng as a storyteller
  • He Peng as Wen Chao
The second son of Wen Ruohan. He is one of the main antagonists in the first half of the show and is cruel, arrogant, and rude. However, in the face of danger, he immediately adopts a pathetic, cowardly nature due to his fright. He enjoys punishing and hurting others, furthering his sadistic nature.
  • Lu En Jie as Wang Ling Jiao
The former maid of Wen Chao's wife and Wen Chao's lover. She is an arrogant and pompous woman; however, upon facing any real threat, she immediately cowers, for unlike Wen Chao she is not only cowardly but also inept.
  • Ann Wang as Luo Qing Yang / Mian Mian
Also known as Mian Mian (绵绵). A disciple of Jin sect. She is unafraid to speak up for what's right and later left Jin sect due to differing beliefs on Wei Wuxian, being one of the only characters aside from Lan Wangji who is willing to speak up for him.
  • Chen Zhuo Xuan as Ah Qing
A young maiden who lived on the streets and an expert at pretending to be blind. She followed Xiao Xingchen after meeting him.
  • Cao Jun Xiang as Ou Yang Zi Zhen
The single child of the Baling Ouyang sect's leader.
  • Zhang Jing Tong as Madam Yu / Yu Zi Yuan
Also known as Madame Yu or San Niang. Jiang Fengmian's wife, mother of Jiang Yanli and Jiang Cheng, and original owner of the Zidian (紫电) bracelet. She appears tough and strict but cares for her children and husband deep down, though she dislikes Wei Wuxian.
  • Feng Ming Jing as Wen Zhu Liu / "Core-Melting Hand"
Also known as the Core-Melting Hand (化丹手) due to his ability to melt a Golden Core and is Wen Chao's protector. The Wen Sect's most powerful warrior, he holds to a strict and inscrutable code which included undying loyalty to his cruel masters.
  • Yao Shu Hao as Jin Zi Xun
The cousin of Jin Zixuan. He is arrogant and conceited and holds immense dislike for Wei Wuxian.
  • Nyle Feng as Su She / Su Minshan
The wimp leader of the Moling Su sect. A former outer disciple of the Lan Sect, whom he betrayed and left to establish his own with the support of Jin Guangyao, whom he holds great respect for. He is jealous of Lan Wangji's talents and has always imitated his actions.
  • Cici Liu as Bao Shan San Ren
The teacher of Xiao Xingchen and Cangse Sanren, Wei Wuxian's mother.
  • Wang Rong as Wen Xu
The eldest son of Wen Ruohan, a cruel and violent man. He is less intelligent, but also less cowardly, than his brother.
  • Gu Shu Yi as Madam Mo, Mo Xuan Yu's aunt
  • Liu Dao Min as an official
  • Feng Qi Nuo as Ah Ding, a servant of Mo
  • Du Shuai Jie as Ah Tong, a servant of Mo
  • Zhang Bin as Wen Mao
An ancestor of the Wen sect.
  • Liu Yin Jun as Jin Chan
A disciple of Jin sect. He bullied Jin Ling, but is stopped by Wei Wuxian.
  • Jin Lu Ying as Qin Su
The wife of Jin Guangyao, who she happens to be related to; the daughter of Qin Cangye, leader of the Laoling Qin sect, a subsidiary of Jin sect.
  • Zhang Lin Ran as Ah Yan

  • Sun Cheng Xuan as Mo Zi Yuan
  • Yu Zi Kuan as Xue Chong Hai
The ancient owner of the Stygian Iron (阴铁).

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Main Article: The Untamed OST

Episodes[edit | edit source]

The series aired every Thursday and Friday with two episodes each, and VIP members could have early access to two more. On the first day of its release, a total of six episodes were available to VIP members. On June 30, 2019, their official Weibo released a new schedule and shifted the release from Monday to Wednesday. The series ended on August 20, 2019 with the 50th episode. On July 29, 2019 during an official fanmeeting event, they announced that VIP members would be able to watch all the episodes on August 7.

Episode Aired VIP Early Access
Episode 01 June 27, 2019 June 27, 2019
The notorious Yi Ling Patriarch Wei WuXian was killed by his brother Jiang Cheng, sparking joy in many. 16 years later, he is reincarnated into the body of Mo Xuan Yu through a sacrificial ritual and tasked to exact revenge on Mo Xuan Yu's abusive family for him. He then meets the young disciples of the Lan sect in Mo Village and gets caught up in a zombie mystery. While the situation is deemed too difficult, the disciples decide to seek help from their senior and Wei Wu Xian's long-time acquaintance, Lan Wang Ji. Cautious, Wei Wu Xian hides from him to avoid meeting again after such a long time. After finding out that the Mo Family are controlled by a certain Stygian Tiger Seal, Lan Jing Yi speculates that Wei WuXian might not be dead. The latter then escapes and Lan Wang Ji tries to give chase but fails.
Episode 02 June 27, 2019 June 27, 2019
As Wei WuXian arrives in Mt. DaFan, he meets a group of cultivators who are there to investigate a mystery about a soul-eating beast. Later, Wei WuXian meets another young disciple, Jin Ling from the Jin sect, whose traps in the forest have wrongly captured those cultivators. Jin Ling recognises him as Mo XuanYu and the two argue until Jiang Cheng arrives. The Lan sect also finds them and tension forms between the clans before they part. While Wei WuXian freshens up by the river, he remembers his older sister and Jiang Cheng from the past, and overhears the cultivators talking about Jin Ling. He then realises that Jin Ling was orphaned because of him. At the same time, the disciples of the Lan and Jin sects go to a temple to investigate a Heavenly Lady statue. Trouble arises when the statue becomes animated and starts attacking. To save them, Wei WuXian uses his demonic abilities and unintentionally summons the Ghost General Wen Ning. This sparks suspicions from Jiang Cheng and Lan WangJi but Wei WuXian plays dumb in order to hide his identity. But Wei WuXian suddenly collapses and the timeline changes to 16 years ago, starting the flashbacks of Wei WuXian's teenage years.
Episode 03 June 28, 2019 June 27, 2019
The Jiang sect disciples fail to find lodging for the night in CaiYi Town as the inn is fully booked by the wealthy Jin sect's Jin ZiXuan. Jiang Cheng and Wei WuXian grow to dislike Jin ZiXuan's attitude and question the arranged marriage between him and Jiang YanLi. The Jiang sect also fails to enter the Cloud Recesses early as they had lost their visiting pass. Just then, Lan WangJi and some Lan sect disciples come back carrying a corpse. Wei WuXian tries to reason with Lan WangJi to allow them in but is silenced by his spell. At night, Jiang YanLi worries for Wei WuXian but Jiang Cheng tries to assure her that he will be fine as long as he does not cross the line. Afterwards, Lan WangJi comes to bring them in. Wei WuXian finally comes back after buying two jars of his favorite wine and finds the Jiang sect disciples to be missing. He then breaks into the Cloud Recesses to find them but stops to enjoy his wine on the roof. He is caught red-handed by Lan WangJi and the two fight over the rules that Wei WuXian has broken. The fight ends when Lan WangJi breaks one of the jars and Wei WuXian is then brought to meet Lan QiRen and Lan XiChen to be punished. But ultimately, the four begin to investigate the mysterious corpse that is brought in.

Over at Nightless City, Wen RuoHan sends Wen Qing to the Cloud Recesses in order to search for a piece of the Stygian Iron that is similar to the one found on Mt. Dafan, to which Wen Qing requests to bring her dear brother Wen Ning along. Later, Xue Yang angers Wen RuoHan when he laughs at how the latter does not believe in the true power of the Stygian Iron. Xue Yang continues to taunt him as he does not fear death and only wants meaning in his life, Wen RuoHan then assures that he will grant Xue Yang's requests once he finds all four pieces of the Stygian Iron. However, Xue Yang refuses to tell him where the last piece can be found unless he is allowed to go to Yue Yang.

Episode 04 June 28, 2019 June 27, 2019
The Cloud Recesses begins the offering ceremony where all the clans are required to introduce themselves to teacher Lan QiRen with gifts. During Nie sect Meng Yao's introduction, two disciples begin to gossip about him being the illegitimate son of Jin GuangShan. Lan XiChen then approaches Meng Yao to praise his talent and choice of present. Then, the Wen sect arrives at the Cloud Recesses and barges into the classroom in the middle of Jiang Cheng's introduction. Wei WuXian hates Wen Chao's arrogant behaviour and a fight almost breaks out, causing the other disciples to also unsheathe their swords. Lan XiChen stops the fight with his Lie Bing flute. After, in Lan QiRen's room, Lan XiChen raises his concern over Wen sect's sudden infiltration and their connection with the mysterious puppets. After the meeting, Lan XiChen meets Meng Yao who is waiting to say his goodbyes. Though Lan XiChen wishes for him to stay, Meng Yao is only a guest and not student. When Wei WuXian and Nie HuaiSang are catching fish in the back mountains, Wei WuXian finds Wen Qing lurking around and finds it suspicious.

The next day, classes have officially begun. Wei WuXian's rebellious behaviour in class causes Lan QiRen to quiz him a series of questions. However despite his intelligence, his solution of using the forbidden demonic cultivation angers Lan QiRen and he is sent out of class. Wei WuXian then finds Wen Ning who is practicing archery and gives him guidance. When he sees Wen Qing loitering around the mountains once again, he goes to investigate out of curiosity but is caught by Lan WangJi.

Episode 05 July 1, 2019 June 27, 2019
Wei WuXian wants to investigate the back mountains but Lan WangJi pulls him to the Library Pavilion for his punishment. Wei WuXian gets bored of copying passages and decides to apologise to Lan WangJi by justifying his actions from that night. However, Lan WangJi finds him a bother and shuts him up with the silencing spell again. In the room of the Wen siblings, Wen Ning expresses concern over his sister's constant disappearances. But Wen Qing instead laments over her inability to cure Wen Ning's illness despite being a physician. Back in the Library Pavilion, Wei WuXian finally finishes the punishment and gives Lan WangJi a drawing of his portrait as a farewell gift from supervising him. However, it was drawn femininely as a prank. Wei WuXian then replaces Lan WangJi's book with an erotic art book, causing Lan WangJi to tear it apart with anger and tell him to leave. When Wei WuXian, Jiang Cheng and Nie HuaiSang are hanging out, they spot a magical owl that is used by the Wen sect for spying and this raises questions among themselves. Meanwhile, Lan WangJi and Lan XiChen learn of the unusual appearance of water ghouls in CaiYi Town and decide to visit the next day. Wei WuXian, Jiang Cheng and the Wen siblings also tag along.

While the group scouts Biling Lake for water ghouls, Wei WuXian discovers one hiding below Lan WangJi's boat, impressing Lan XiChen with his wits. However, the water ghouls form a Waterborne Abyss and the disciples hurriedly fly up to safety. Seeing that Wen Ning is still trapped on the boat with Su She, Wei WuXian comes to help but sees that Wen Ning's eyes has gone all white. He loses balance from the shock and Lan WangJi saves all three of them from the capsizing boat. Back in the Wen siblings' room, Wei WuXian is concerned about Wen Ning.

Episode 06 July 1, 2019 June 27, 2019
At night, the trio drink wine together but are discovered by Lan WangJi. To prevent Lan WangJi from complaining, Wei WuXian casts a talisman spell on him to get him to drink as the other two escape. However, one cup knocks him out cold so Wei WuXian lays him on the bed. When Wei WuXian then tells him that his headband is slanted, Lan WangJi panics and fails to straighten it, but also prevents Wei WuXian from helping as no outsiders should touch such a sacred item. The next day, the trio and Lan WangJi are punished. After Lan XiChen's recommendation to heal the injuries in the Cold Spring, Wei WuXian joins Lan WangJi. Suddenly, the two are pulled into the water and emerge in an icy cold cave. The guqin resting on the platform sends waves of attack at Wei WuXian as he is not of the Lan sect, so he urges Lan WangJi to borrow his headband's spiritual power. The latter obliges and ties it on both their wrists. Lan WangJi then plays Inquiry on the guqin, causing Lan Yi to materialize. The two then learns of her story and the Stygian Iron.

While outside, everyone is looking for them.

Episode 07 July 2, 2019 June 28, 2019
Lan Yi entrusts the piece of the Stygian Iron to Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi, telling them not to repeat her mistakes. As she fades away, both of them assure that they will do their best in protecting the Stygian Iron. They finally emerge from the cave and meet Wen Qing and Jiang Cheng. Wei WuXian then lies about what is inside, keeping the piece a secret. The two then bring it to Lan QiRen and Lan XiChen, and they discover that the Wen sect is indeed there only for the piece. In Nightless City, Wen RuoHan orders Xue Yang to find the piece in Yue Yang, displeasing Wen Chao. Back in the Cloud Recesses, the disciples release sky lanterns to make wishes. However, MianMian's excitement over Jiang YanLi's and Jin ZiXuan's marriage causes the latter to walk off. Wei WuXian is angry and wants justice for breaking Jiang YanLi's heart. A fight breaks out, both clans' leaders are called over the next day, and the marriage is called off. Lan QiRen, Lan XiChen and Jiang FengMian then discuss the Stygian Iron before Lan WangJi comes for something confidential. At the end, Wei WuXian worries that Lan WangJi is going to look for the other pieces himself.
Episode 08 July 2, 2019 June 28, 2019
Wen Chao comes to Lan XiChen's room that night to ask about the secrets in the back mountains. When Lan XiChen refuses, Wen Chao threatens to hurt Lan WangJi instead. Wei WuXian abandons the journey back home and catches up with Lan WangJi, neither realizing that the Wen sect has eyes on them. They arrive at Tan Zhou and bump into Nie HuaiSang who also has not gone home. Concurrently at the Lotus Pier, Jiang YanLi wishes Jiang Cheng well as he sets off to find Wei WuXian. When the piece suddenly reacts, the trio come to a residence that has long been destroyed by Wen Chao and the piece there taken. As Wen Qing transmits a message to Wen Chao on Wen RuoHan's behalf, Wen Chao accuses her of protecting Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi. Subsequently, Wen Chao unseals the Heavenly Lady statue in a temple on Mt. Dafan. Jiang Cheng arrives at an inn and meets Wen Qing who is also resting there with the Wen sect. The two order the exact same dishes, turning it into a competition and Jiang Cheng gets annoyed. Wen Qing stops him from leaving and pretends to fight, she instead informs him secretly that Wei WuXian is in danger. On the other hand, the trio look for lodging in a village on Mt. Dafan and are given directions to sleep in the temple. At night, the statue suddenly becomes animated and attacks them. Puppets invade the temple and Nie HuaiSang wonders if they have been tricked.
Episode 09 July 3, 2019 July 1, 2019
Wen Qing arrives in time to lure the puppets away; Jiang Cheng has come with her too. After Wen Qing reveals that killing the loitering owl is the only way to break the Stygian Tiger Seal's spell, Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi go to fight the bird while the forest is shrouded with thick fog. The two then join the others at a burial mound, which Wen Qing explains belongs to her sect, a subgroup of the Wen sect that specialises in medicine. Afterward, Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi try to interrogate Wen Qing about the truth of why the Heavenly Lady statue suddenly consumed human souls. But Wen Qing does not want to disclose and leaves the party to return to the Nightless City. With her efforts to save them being known to Wen Chao, Jiang Cheng worries for her safety, but Wei WuXian says that they will all meet each other again eventually. The remaining four then arrive in YueYang and receive news of the mysterious disappearance of the YueYang Chang sect. After the Stygian Iron reacted violently, they, excepting Nie HuaiSang, immediately go to investigate.
Episode 10 July 3, 2019 July 1, 2019
Xue Yang is the culprit behind the merciless murder of the YueYang Chang sect, and Xiao XingChen and Song Lan arrive to stop him. However, the group are unable to find the Stygian Iron that Xue Yang has hidden and hence decide to bring him along to QingHe to be punished. Before they part, Wei WuXian asks Xiao XingChen about BaoShan SanRen, his late mother's teacher. In the Unclean Realm, sect leader Nie MingJue welcomes the party and locks Xue Yang up. Additionally, Meng Yao is often seen being bullied by the Chief General. That night, Lan WangJi leaves for GuSu while he bids goodbye to the oblivious and drunk Wei WuXian sleeping on the roof. The Wen sect attacks the next day to demand for Xue Yang and his piece. When Nie MingJue hurries to find Xue Yang who has escaped, he witnesses Meng Yao murdering the Chief General. While Meng Yao denies and blames Xue Yang for it, he jumps in to save Nie MingJue from a stab. Wen Chao then threatens that QingHe will undergo the same catastrophe as the Cloud Recesses if they continue to resist. He ends with another taunt towards Wei WuXian. Later, Nie MingJue decides to execute Meng Yao for his crimes and the latter allows him. However, seeing as Meng Yao saved him earlier, Nie MingJue spares his life and kicks him out of Nie sect instead.

Episode Aired VIP Early Access
Episode 11 July 8, 2019 July 2, 2019
Meng Yao bids goodbye to Nie HuaiSang, Jiang Cheng, and Wei WuXian. After concluding that the Cloud Recesses is in danger, Jiang Cheng and Wei Wuixian return to the Lotus Pier in fear of the Wen sect invading. Luckily, the Lotus Pier is unharmed and the two reunite with their family, including their mother Yu ZiYuan. During dinner, the latter and Jiang FengMian have a heated argument about the two sons and Wen sect's upcoming lecture. Over at the Nightless City, Wen RuoHan punishes a disciple in front of Wen Qing in order to teach her a lesson. In GuSu, the eldest son Wen Xu leads the burning of the Cloud Recesses and kills many innocent disciples. Lan QiRen hides in the Hantan Cave with the surviving disciples while Lan XiChen escapes with their ancient books. Lan WangJi also willingly gives himself up, his right leg gets injured and the Stygian Iron is handed over. At Nightless City, the head disciples of the other four sects gather, including Lan WangJi.
Episode 12 July 8, 2019 July 2, 2019
Wen Chao demands that everyone hand over their swords and memorize the Wen Sect Essence Collection by the next day. In Wei WuXian and Jiang Cheng's room, Wei WuXian fails to leave and find Lan WangJi as their freedom is taken away. The following day, Lan WangJi, Wei WuXian, and Jin ZiXuan are called out to recite the rules, but Wei WuXian steps out to recite GuSu's rules instead to prank him. As punishment, they are ordered to lay manure in the garden. During the work, Wei WuXian tries to talk to Lan WangJi about the Cloud Recesses in private but is caught by Wen Chao. The latter uses his whip to tie and hit Wei WuXian, even injuring Lan WangJi's leg further when he tries to stop Wen Chao. Wei WuXian is then locked up in the dungeon with a ferocious beast. Due to Wei WuXian's intense fear of dogs and the beast trying to eat him, he is injured and worn out. However, the beast is suddenly knocked out by Wen Ning, who also hands him some medicine for his injuries in secret. The next day, Wei WuXian returns to join the others while still putting up his usual cheerful facade. In the Wen sibling's room, Wen Qing pleas with Wen Ning not to interfere with Wei WuXian and get in trouble as he is the only family she has left. As the disciples recite the rules out loud, a disturbance is reported on Muxi Mountain and Wen Chao decides to use the disciples as bait to capture the beast. While everyone searches for the beast on the mountain, Wei WuXian offers to carry Lan WangJi on his back because of his leg injury.
Episode 13 July 9, 2019 July 3, 2019
Lan WangJi refuses to be carried and continues to walk. As Wei WuXian still worries, he creates a paper doll to speak with Wen Qing secretly and asks for a short break. After the break, they are still unable to find the cave. Wei WuXian then uses his powers to locate it. While inside, they find the bottom of the cave and Wen Chao wants a sacrifice to be the bait for the beast. When his lover Wang LingJiao suggests MianMian, Jin ZiXuan and Lan WangJi step in to protect her. This angers Wen Chao and he orders for the disciples to be killed. This give Wei WuXian an opportunity to recite one of Wen sect's rules to Wen Chao and the latter scolds that it is absurd. Wei WuXian retorts back that these were the words of Wen Mao and Wen Chao has broken one of their own rules, which carries a death penalty. The fight continues, awakening the sleeping beast. The Wen sect escapes, cuts off the escape ropes, and blocks the cave entrance with rocks. Luckily, another opening is found underwater and the remaining disciples escape. As Wei WuXian needs to hold off the beast, he is unable to run away. Lan WangJi saves him from a blow and the both of them are then left behind to wait for rescue. While they warm up by the fire, Wei WuXian tends to Lan WangJi's wound, even using his sacred headband as a rope for the makeshift leg cast.
Episode 14 July 9, 2019 July 3, 2019
The beast is revealed to be XuanWu of Slaughter, the very same that Xue ChongHai once controlled. Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi come up with a plan to kill the beast by using GuSu's String Killing method and having Wei WuXian drive the beast out of its shell from the inside. While Wei WuXian explores the insides of the beast, he finds many corpses that have their soul sucked out, to which Lan WangJi adds that it sounds like the Stygian Metal's power. Wei WuXian also encounters a sword full of resentful energy and uses it to attack XuanWu. The resentful energy overpowers Wei WuXian and causes him to use dark abilities to attack XuanWu. With both his and Lan WangJi's efforts, the beast is finally killed. In the Nightless City, Wen RuoHan orders Wen Chao to have Wen Xu find the last piece of the Stygian Iron from Xue Yang. Back in XuanWu Cave, Lan WangJi heals Wei WuXian while humming a song that he has named 'Wu Ji', however Wei WuXian doesn't hear the name before he passes out. Wei WuXian wakes up to find that Jin ZiXuan and Jiang Cheng have worked together to save them. Wei WuXian returns to the Lotus Pier with Jiang Cheng and reunites with the family again. However, Jiang FengMian's favoring of Wei WuXian angers Yu ZiYuan. The couple argues again, making Jiang Cheng uncomfortable. After the pair leaves, Wei WuXian chases after Jiang Cheng to assure him that he will be the next sect leader despite what everyone else is saying.
Episode 15 July 10, 2019 July 8, 2019
The Wen sect's sudden assassination on the Pinyang Yao sect causes Jiang FengMian and Jiang YanLi to hurry to LanLing for help. Days later, Wang LingJiao arrives at Lotus Pier to have Yu ZiYuan punish Wei WuXian for his behavior in Muxi Mountain. Without Jiang FengMian around, Jiang Cheng is unable to stop her and Wei WuXian receives a number of strokes from her Zidian. But Wang LingJiao is still unhappy, and wants Yu ZiYuan to cut off his right hand. While Yu ZiYuan is about to do so, Wang LingJiao reveals the plans for Lotus Pier to become the Wen sect's Supervisory Office. Hearing this, Yu ZiYuan turns to slap her instead. The two fight until Wen ZhuLiu comes to aid Wang LingJiao and the latter also releases the Wen sect signal. Seeing that danger is coming, Yu ZiYuan hands Zidian over to Jiang Cheng and forcefully sends the brothers away to seek safety. Jiang FengMian and Jiang YanLi arrive home in time to see the two sons tied up on the boat. Even though Jiang Cheng insists for the family to fight the Wen sect together, Jiang FengMian goes to find Yu ZiYuan himself, leaving the three siblings in tears and afraid for their parents
Episode 16 July 10, 2019 July 8, 2019
After the Zidian ties loosen, the three row their way back to YunMeng. In the Lotus Pier, the fight commences and Yu ZiYuan is overpowered by the Wen sect. Jiang FengMian arrives to aid, but is brutally stabbed. Unable to handle the pain, Yu ZiYuan stabs herself and falls on the ground to hold his hand as they pass together. Wei WuXian and Jiang Cheng are too late, and witnesses their parents' bodies on the ground. Jiang Cheng runs away in anguish while Wei WuXian chases. In pain from losing his parents, Jiang Cheng yells at and hits Wei WuXian. The two sleep on the field and go to find Jiang YanLi the next day. While the three find lodging in an inn, Wei WuXian discovers that the Wen sect is hot on their heels and decides to bring Jiang Cheng and Jiang YanLi away to safety. But Jiang Cheng has gone to Lotus Pier and Wei WuXian chases after him once again, after making sure Jiang YanLi will go to Meishan and wait. In the now-ruined Lotus Pier, he finds help from Wen Ning. However, as Wei WuXian is left hiding and waiting on the boat, he is plagued by his worries.
Episode 17 July 15, 2019 July 9, 2019
Wen Ning successfully saves Jiang Cheng from the Wen sect and brings them and Jiang YanLi to YiLing. Wei WuXian's trust in the Wen siblings is challenged when some Wen sect disciples come to question the sudden commotion. Wen Qing then lies to them and agrees to hide the YunMeng siblings in the YiLing Supervisory Office. In their room, Wen Qing diagnoses Jiang Cheng and finds a worrying issue. Jiang Cheng has lost his Golden Core to Wen ZhuLiu, and the same happened to their parents before they died. Seeing Jiang Cheng losing control, Wei WuXian resolves to find a way to retrieve his Golden Core. He spends many days without food and sleep, worrying both Wen Qing and Jiang YanLi, to the point where Wen Qing also joins to find a cure. Finally, Wei WuXian finds a solution, but this comes with a great price to pay.

Meanwhile, Wen Chao is determined to find and kill them.

Episode 18 July 15, 2019 July 9, 2019
While on a hunt in the mountains, Wei WuXian finds an unconscious Song Lan. He brings the injured man back and Wen Qing heals him. Song Lan explains that Xue Yang has destroyed the Baixue Temple and poisoned his eyes to blind him. He then recalls looking for BaoShan SanRen with Xiao XingChen but being left on the mountain by himself. With this, Wei WuXian thinks of a way to convince Jiang Cheng to retrieve his Golden Core back. That night, Wei WuXian asks Wen Qing for sleeping powder. He and Jiang YanLi then enjoy Lotus Pork Rib Soup and reminisce about when Wei WuXian first arrived in the Lotus Pier. Then, Jiang YanLi is knocked out long enough for Song Lan to bring her to LanLing and regroup with Lan WangJi. The next day, Wei WuXian leads Jiang Cheng up the mountains to find BaoShan SanRen. With the strict conditions of not taking off his blindfold, Jiang Cheng manages to find the mysterious woman. He introduces himself as Wei WuXian as pre-planned and answers all her questions without failure before being led away.

At the same time, the other three great clans work together to take down the Wen sect, naming this movement "The Sunshot Campaign".

Episode 19 July 16, 2019 July 10, 2019
When Wei WuXian arrives at the inn to wait for Jiang Cheng, he is ambushed by the Wen sect and captured. Wen Chao tortures him and throws him into the Burial Mounds to die. The overwhelming resentful energy causes Wei WuXian to succumb to the dark power of the mysterious sword previously found in the XuanWu Cave. Three months later, Jiang Cheng is still unable to find Wei WuXian and decides to regroup with Lan WangJi. The two attack Nightless City to look for answers, and learn Wei WuXian's fate. However, when Lan WangJi is unable to unsheathe Wei WuXian's sword, it gives a bit of hope that the latter is still alive somewhere. They then join Jin ZiXuan and Jiang YanLi at the reclaimed Unclean Realm. Lan WangJi and Jiang Cheng then propose to Nie MingJue to start the war against the Wen sect in YiLing. Over at Wen Chao's room, Wang LingJiao is constantly plagued by the fear of Wei WuXian coming back to haunt her. As she decides to run away with their stash of treasure, a mysterious flute sounded near her.
Episode 20 July 16, 2019 July 10, 2019
With the music of the flute, the man gives Wen Chao vivid hallucinations. Wen ZhuLiu escapes with Wen Chao. The man, revealed to be Wei WuXian, then makes Wang LingJiao hang herself. Jiang Cheng and Lan WangJi arrive after to find that someone has already helped them to kill the Wen sect disciples in the area using unusual methods. They discover that the same person has also been reversing the effects of the talismans to attract evil spirits. Jiang Cheng then saves Wen Qing from the underground dungeon and urges her to leave the Wen sect. However, she is unable as she still has Wen Ning and her family to take care of. Ultimately, Jiang Cheng finally gifts her a comb and offers his help before leaving. Jiang Cheng and Lan WangJi arrive at Wen Chao's hiding place and hide on the roof to watch him and Wen ZhuLiu. They find that Wen Chao is gravely injured and unstable. Not long after, flute sounds come and Wei WuXian shows himself to try and kill Wen Chao. Lan WangJi and Jiang Cheng step in to finish off Wen ZhuLiu. The three finally reunite and find that Wei WuXian has become a different person. Lan WangJi warns him of the consequences of practicing demonic cultivation and fears that he will not be able to control it. Wei WuXian argues that Lan WangJi should not interfere with YunMeng's business. Lan WangJi leaves in anguish. The YunMeng brothers then return to the Lotus Pier to pay their respects to their late parents and meet up with Jiang YanLi in the Unclean Realm.

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Episode 21 July 17, 2019 July 15, 2019
The two YunMeng siblings and Nie HuaiSang share a heartfelt reunion with Wei WuXian. However, something about him doesn't seem right. In the Nightless City, Wen RuoHan learns of Wen Chao's death. Back in the Unclean Realm, the representatives of each sect come together to celebrate Wei WuXian's return. But some cultivators openly insult the fact that he lacks his sword and discuss about his weird way of killing Wen Chao. Halfway through the dinner, Wei WuXian leaves to drink his wine alone and Jiang Cheng follows. Jiang Cheng asks why he doesn't have his sword but Wei WuXian simply replies that he doesn't want to. That night, he practices his demonic energy and Jiang YanLi enters the room after. She asks for the name of Wei WuXian's new flute and the latter names it "Chen Qing". In the Nightless City, Wen RuoHan uses the Stygian Iron pieces to create puppets. The next day, Jiang Cheng is unable to find Wei WuXian for the sect meeting. Jiang YanLi finds him using his flute on the mountain, which affects the group of Wen Sect prisoners below. When she confronts him, Wei WuXian lies that it was the wind. Wei WuXian shows up to the meeting midway, only to leave again. After, Lan WangJi wishes to look for Wei WuXian but decides against it. Jiang YanLi spots him and begins to ask about Wei WuXian. When the latter finds them, he gets mad at Lan WangJi for telling his sister about his demonic cultivation but it was a misunderstanding. While Wei WuXian rushes to apologise to Lan WangJi, the two fights and Lan WangJi asks where his sword is.
Episode 22 July 17, 2019 July 15, 2019
Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi sit on the roof to finally talk. Wei WuXian explains that he is not using Xue ChongHai's demonic cultivation, but rather a crafty cultivation that uses music to control things. Lan WangJi offers to help him and Wei WuXian accepts. The next day, they start their Sunshot Campaign again. However, due to the overwhelming power of the puppets using the Stygian Iron, the Jiang and Jin sects are unable to defeat them. In the base camp, Jiang Cheng and Jin ZiXuan discuss their odds against Wen RuoHan with Nie MingJue. Then, Lan XiChen appears with a battle formation plan for the Nightless City to aid them. While Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi are inspecting the puppets, they are informed that something has happened to Jiang YanLi. Wei WuXian hurries to find her crying because of Jin ZiXuan. He then confronts him and MianMian explains that it was all because Jin ZiXuan has misunderstood Jiang YanLi. However, Wei WuXian attacks Jin ZiXuan and the other Jin disciples in rage, causing Lan WangJi to stop him personally. On the other hand, Lan XiChen keeps a secret about who helped him escape during the burning of the Cloud Recesses and came up with the battle formation. The battle formation eventually leads the team into the Nightless City and slaughter ensues. While Nie MingJue fights Wen RuoHan, it is revealed that Meng Yao is the person behind this. Seeing that the puppets are increasingly stronger, Wei WuXian resorts to using his cultivation to control them.
Episode 23 July 22, 2019 July 16, 2019
Wen RuoHan confronts Wei WuXian about his powers and the latter reveals that he uses what he calls the "Stygian Tiger Seal". While the two fight, Meng Yao uses the opportunity to kill Wen RuoHan, revealing himself as Lan XiChen's inside man. Wei WuXian collapses from overusing his power. Three days later, Wei WuXian awakes and learns from Jiang YanLi that Lan WangJi has been playing his guqin to calm his soul. Lan WangJi continues to play until they hear pleas coming from outside. Lan WangJi then explains that the remaining people of the Wen Sect are being captured and killed, and the three Stygian Iron pieces have been destroyed. Meanwhile, Jin GuangShan has reclaimed Meng Yao as his son again, now renamed as Jin GuangYao. Outside, Lan WangJi asks Wei WuXian where he has gotten the Stygian Tiger Seal and Wei WuXian explains that he has been using the Stygian Sword he found back in XuanWu Cave. They then hear the pleas of the Wen Sect again and rush to stop Jin ZiXun from killing the innocent, elderly, and weak. At the same time, Lan XiChen, Nie MingJue and Jin GuangYao become sworn brothers. That night, the four great clans gather to celebrate the end of the Wen Sect. During the party, Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi spend the time outside, away from the crowd. Back inside, Jin GuangShan pressures Jiang Cheng to reconsider the marriage between Jiang YanLi and Jin ZiXuan.
Episode 24 July 22, 2019 July 16, 2019
Wei WuXian butts in to say that the decision-making should go to Jiang YanLi. The discussion ends with Jiang YanLi deciding that they should focus on rebuilding the Lotus Pier instead. Subsequently, Jin GuangYao and Jin GuangShan announce a hunting event in Phoenix Mountain. After the party, Jin GuangYao reports to Jin GuangShan about the whereabouts of the last piece of Stygian Iron. Since the Stygian Tiger Seal might be linked to the Stygian Iron, Wei WuXian will be monitored by Jin GuangYao. In the Lotus Pier, the three YunMeng siblings start rebuilding their clan and reminisce about their childhood. In the Cloud Recesses, Lan WangJi is working hard to practice guqin scores and Lan XiChen is intrigued. Lan QiRen then calls them over to discuss about Wei WuXian. He orders Lan XiChen to handle him and Lan WangJi to reformulate the house rules. Back in the Lotus Pier, Jiang Cheng is overwhelmed with the responsibilities of being the sect leader and Wei WuXian has disappeared again. Turns out, Wei WuXian is drinking in town and meets Lan XiChen. The two drink wine in the inn and Lan XiChen asks about Lan WangJi's determination in practicing the scores for "Cleansing" and concerns over Wei WuXian's forbidden techniques. However, Wei WuXian refuses their help and leaves. He returns to the Lotus Pier at night and argues with Jiang Cheng. He then finds Jiang YanLi cleaning their late parents' altar and they promise that the three siblings will remain together forever. Wei WuXian finds Jiang Cheng eavesdropping and the two talk while Jiang YanLi goes to prepare soup. In the Cloud Recesses, Lan WangJi breaks into the Forbidden Room.
Episode 25 July 23, 2019 July 17, 2019
Jin ZiXuan comes to the Lotus Pier to personally invite the YunMeng siblings to the hunting event in Phoenix Mountain. The event starts with Jin ZiXuan showing off his ability to shoot a bulls-eye while a row of Wen Sect prisoners stood as obstacles. When Jin ZiXun challenges the other disciples, Wei WuXian steps out to hit all of the targets while blindfolded. The event then officially starts and Wei WuXian blows his flute to make monsters to enter YunMeng's camp. He then meets Lan WangJi and the two are uncertain about their importance to each other, though Wei WuXian answers that he used to treat Lan WangJi as a soulmate. They overhear Jin ZiXuan speaking unkindly to Jiang YanLi again, and Wei WuXian steps in. This attracts a crowd of the other Jin Sect royals and Jin ZiXun continuously badmouths Wei WuXian. Angered, Wei WuXian almost strikes before Lan WangJi and Jiang YanLi calm him down. Jiang YanLi speaks up for her brother while Wei WuXian cries silently. When Lan XiChen and Jin GuangYao arrive, the latter gets insulted by Madam Jin and Jin ZiXun. While Wei WuXian tries to bring Jiang YanLi away, Jin ZiXuan finally confesses his true feelings, leading Jiang YanLi to make her final decision to follow them to the Carp Tower. Wei WuXian visits the town to drink and meets a disheveled Wen Qing. Elsewhere, Lan WangJi expresses his wish to hide Wei WuXian in the Cloud Recesses.
Episode 26 July 23, 2019 July 17, 2019
During the private party in the Carp Tower, Jin ZiXun forces Lan XiChen and Lan WangJi to drink wine despite the Cloud Recesses' rules. While Lan XiChen reluctantly accepts one, Wei WuXian suddenly arrives and drinks in Lan WangJi's stead. Wei WuXian then asks Jin ZiXun for Wen Ning. Tension arises and Wei WuXian loses control. His threats and power intimidate Jin ZiXun and the latter finally answers where Wen Ning is. Wei WuXian goes to QiongQi Way with Wen Qing. At the same time, Lan WangJi goes to find Wei WuXian. After a long search under the pouring rain, Wei WuXian and Wen Qing find dead Wen Ning among other corpses. Devastated and enraged, Wei WuXian plays his flute to threaten the Jin Sect guards and summons Wen Ning as a fierce corpse. However, Wei WuXian looses control of Wen Ning and absorbs the resentful energy in the air to help stop him. After, Wei WuXian rounds up the other Wen Sect survivors to escape but is stopped by Lan WangJi.
Episode 27 July 14, 2019 July 22, 2019
Wei WuXian has expected that he and Lan WangJi would eventually fight to death one day, so he expresses his wish to be killed by Lan WangJi himself if that ever happens. Lan WangJi then reluctantly lets Wei WuXian and the Wen remnants go. In the Carp Tower the next day, a meeting with the other sects is held once again to discuss about Wei WuXian's crimes. While many — including Nie MingJue — insult and doubt Wei WuXian, Lan WangJi and MianMian try to defend him. When no one else sticks up for Wei WuXian, MianMian chooses to leave the Jin sect and Lan WangJi leaves the venue early. After the meeting, the three sworn brothers discuss Wei WuXian again. However, only Lan XiChen does not believe Wei WuXian would create a fierce corpse. In the Cloud Recesses, Lan QiRen punishes Lan WangJi for not stopping Wei WuXian. Back in the Carp Tower, Jin ZiXuan stops Jiang YanLi from going to the Burial Mound to search for Wei WuXian as he finally starts to love her deeply. In the end, Jiang Cheng goes to the Burial Mound alone. While the other cultivators speak ill of Wei WuXian, Jiang Cheng discovers that the latter is only helping the old and weak by growing crops and building houses. However, Wei WuXian's decision to reawaken Wen Ning's consciousness causes the two to argue again.
Episode 28 July 24, 2019 July 22, 2019
Jiang Cheng tries to convince Wei WuXian to hand over the Wen remnants and Stygian Tiger Seal. However, Wei WuXian declines as he is determined to save these people and Wen Ning. He asks to be disowned from the Jiang sect so that his family's reputation will not be damaged, and the brothers stage a fight. Before Jiang Cheng leaves, Wen Qing returns the comb to him. Jiang Cheng announces that Wei WuXian has officially become a rebel. At the same time, Jiang YanLi dreams that Wei WuXian is not returning home. When she exits her room, she finds Jin ZiXuan planting lotus flowers in the garden to help recreate the Lotus Pier for her. In YiLing, Lan WangJi enjoys tea while a storyteller and a group of listeners speak ill of Wei WuXian. Angered, he leaves the tea house and meets Wen Yuan who hugs his leg. He gets flustered as Wen Yuan starts crying and onlookers crowd around. Wei WuXian finds them and jokes that he gave birth to Wen Yuan. Lan WangJi buys toys for Wen Yuan and Wei WuXian offers that they enjoy a meal together to reminisce about the old days.
Episode 29 July 29, 2019 July 23, 2019
While Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi enjoy a meal together, the latter breaks the news of Jiang YanLi's marriage with Jin ZiXuan. Wei WuXian then laments that he can never witness the wedding despite having promised to give her an extravagant one. While eating, something bad is happening back in the Burial Mound and the two rush back with Wen Yuan. It turns out that Wen Ning is going out of control and has started attacking. With both the efforts of Lan WangJi's guqin and Wei WuXian's talismans, they successfully stop Wen Ning and even awaken his consciousness. Wei WuXian then brings Lan WangJi to show him around his cave. There, Lan WangJi worries that Wei WuXian might lose control, but the latter is determined that he will never do so. When Wei WuXian sends Lan WangJi off, he tells that he can never abandon this path as he wants to protect the people he wants to protect. Back inside, the Wen remnants throw a surprise dinner for Wei WuXian to show their appreciation. Wei WuXian then gets drunk on their homemade wine, he remembers his first encounter with Lan WangJi and despairs over how useless he is to Jiang YanLi. In the Cloud Recesses, Lan WangJi is punished to kneel outside in the cold while lifting sticks. Wei WuXian's creation of many spiritual devices leads many folks to dress as his disciple to sell imitation goods, especially talismans.
Episode 30 July 29, 2019 July 23, 2019
While Wei WuXian and Wen Ning are out to sell radishes, they meet Jiang Cheng on the street. With Wen Ning waiting outside, the two enters an isolated residence to reunite with Jiang YanLi. She has come to see Wei WuXian while wearing her bridal gown, as he cannot attend the wedding. The YunMeng siblings then sit down together and Jiang YanLi give Wei WuXian the chance to name her unborn son. Wei WuXian then decide on "Jin RuLan". The three then enjoy lotus soup and Jiang YanLi also offers Wen Ning a bowl out of kindness. Wei WuXian then parts with them and Wen Ning brings the bowl of soup back to Wen Yuan. Back in the Burial Mound, Wei WuXian reminisces about his time with his loved ones. The next day, Wei WuXian starts growing lotus as he desires so. Half a month later, preparations are ongoing in the Carp Tower for the wedding. The lotus crops are not doing well and Wen Yuan's playfulness causes him to pull out the only seedling. Wei WuXian gets angry but Wen Yuan's innocence melts his anger away easily. Finally, Wei WuXian's crops all sprouted successfully. A year later, news of Jin RuLan's birth spread to YiLing and Wei WuXian learns of it. In the Carp Tower, the Jin sect, Lan WangJi and Lan XiChen discuss about whether Wei WuXian should be invited to Jin RuLan's one-month anniversary. Jin GuangYao suggests to invite Wei WuXian, but also to have him hand over the Stygian Tiger Seal and surrender. With agreement from the others in the room, his invitation is then handed to Lan WangJi to handle.

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Episode 31 July 30, 2019 July 24, 2019
Wei WuXian's invitation to Jin Ling's one-month anniversary arrives and the former is excited to attend. Wei WuXian then buys a tassel to gift Jin Ling, along with a bracelet that he made to repel low-level evil beings. Wei WuXian and Wen Ning then pass by QiongQi Way to reach the Carp Tower, but are stopped by Jin ZiXun. The latter blames Wei WuXian for cursing him with one thousand boils and a hundred holes. As Jin ZiXun refuses to back down, he attacks and Wei WuXian controls Wen Ning to counter them. While fighting, Jin ZiXuan arrive to stop them. But Jin ZiXun's constant insults anger Wei WuXian, and the latter controls Wen Ning with his flute. However, Wen Ning accidentally kills Jin ZiXuan and chokes Jin ZiXun to death. This news reach the others in the Carp Tower who are waiting for them to return and Jiang YanLi falls into despair. In the Burial Mound, Wei WuXian wakes up in rage and blames Wen Ning for killing Jin ZiXuan. However, he then doubts himself and his choices made during the past year. Wen Qing then forces Wei WuXian to stay in bed while the siblings declare that they will turn themselves in. Although Wei WuXian actively rejects, Wen Qing says her final goodbyes before leading the Wen remnants to the Carp Tower for their long-awaited execution
Episode 32 July 30, 2019 July 24, 2019
After breaking the effects of Wen Qing's needle, Wei WuXian comes to the Carp Tower to visit Jiang YanLi but runs away when the Jin sect disciples chase after him. He arrives in a forest and the resentful energy overpowers him. In rage and anguish, he then goes to the Nightless City where all the prestigious sects are holding a ceremony. When he overhears the smaller cultivators talking about him, he attacks them and barges in. Inside, the sect leaders pour out wine to respect the fallen heroes, and Jin GuangShan destroys the box filled with the Wen siblings' ashes. When Jin GuangShan declares that they will reduce Wei WuXian to ashes, the said man reveals himself on the roof. The other sect leaders and disciples continuously criticise him even though he tries to explain how unfairly he has been treated. When a disciple shoots him with an arrow, Wei WuXian takes that as the last straw and starts to attack. Lan WangJi arrives to stop him and tries to get him to believe in him. But he is interrupted when Jiang YanLi appears on the battlefield suddenly. Jiang Cheng, Wei WuXian, and Jiang YanLi try to find each other. But when Jiang YanLi finally spots Wei WuXian, a fierce corpse, controlled by a mysterious man also playing a flute, slashes her back. As Jiang YanLi lies in Jiang Cheng's embrace, she tries to talk to Wei WuXian and still treats him as her younger brother. However, a disciple trying to ambush Wei WuXian accidentally stabs her, causing her death. Furious, Wei WuXian chokes him to death.
Episode 33 July 31, 2019 July 29, 2019
As everyone chants to kill Wei WuXian, he loses control again and plays his flute. But the internal injuries from too much resentful energy only encourages everyone to continue trying to kill him. When they want to snatch the Stygian Tiger Seal, Wei WuXian breaks it apart and scatters the pieces into the crowd. While everyone competes for power, Wei WuXian goes to the edge of the cliff and Lan WangJi follows. Wei WuXian tries to fall but Lan WangJi catches him in time, unwillingly to let go. Jiang Cheng then come to vent his anger at Wei WuXian but decide against killing him. However, Wei WuXian shrugs himself off Lan WangJi's grip and falls to his death. 16 years later, Wei WuXian awakes in Lan WangJi's room. The next day, he goes around the Cloud Recesses to reminisce about his past. He then spots Lan WangJi healing in the Cold Spring and notices whip scars on his back. Curious, he asks Lan WangJi about it as he is a star pupil, but the latter keeps silent. The disciples then come over to report that the spiritual sword from the Mo Village has gone out of control. Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian then goes inside to use their music to soothe the sword. They then decide to investigate the sword further and arrives at QingHe. In the town, Wei WuXian meets a merchant selling portraits of the YiLing Patriarch. While he argues with the merchant about the ugliness, Jin Ling arrives in rage as Wei WuXian's name is mentioned. Jin Ling and Wei WuXian then quarrel again. After Jin Ling calls his dog Fairy over, Wei WuXian runs away in fright.
Episode 34 July 31, 2019 July 29, 2019
After Wei WuXian meets a dead end while running away from Fairy, he calls out for Lan WangJi's help. The latter arrives to stop Jin Ling from teasing him further and Jin Ling leaves with his dog. Wei WuXian then asks the merchant about any strange incidents and learns the existence of a XingLu Ridge that eats souls. When he then asks why the Nie Sect has done nothing to stop this, the merchant says that the current sect leader Nie HuaiSang is incapable of doing anything. Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi then goes to find the tower. There, they keep hearing Fairy's barking but Jin Ling is not in sight. They then enter the tower through a broken hole and Wei WuXian is bothered by the spiritual energy inside. Wei WuXian then uses the Compass of Evil to find Jin Ling. When they arrive at the coffin area, they are surprised to find that only swords are inside the coffins. Lan WangJi then uses Inquiry to ask for Jin Ling's whereabouts. They successfully retrieve him from inside the wall and split up outside. Lan WangJi goes to chase after the mysterious person while Wei WuXian brings Jin Ling to rest in an inn. However, when Jin Ling wakes, he runs away and Wei WuXian gets caught by Jiang Cheng while chasing for him. Wei WuXian's identity is finally revealed to Jiang Cheng, and the two have another heated argument about the past. Jin Ling then lies to Jiang Cheng to free Wei WuXian and justifies that it's because he doesn't believe Wei WuXian is the real deal. Wei WuXian then knocks Jin Ling out to absorb the curse marks from Jin Ling onto himself.
Episode 35 August 5, 2019 July 30, 2019
With the curse marks gone from Jin Ling, Wei WuXian lies about Lan WangJi's arrival in order to chase him away. Wei WuXian then meets up with Lan WangJi, who is concerned about the curse marks on Wei WuXian. Though Wei WuXian assures that he's fine, Lan WangJi piggy-backs him to the inn, where he holds the alleged culprit. The mysterious person is Nie HuaiSang, and Wei WuXian, under his Mo XuanYu disguise, starts questioning him. They learn that the human-eating tower is just a fabricated rumor to discourage people to wander into the area, and the ruckus is caused by the bloodthirsty swords left behind by the deceased Nie Sect ancestors. After Nie HuaiSang leaves, the sword's spirit starts going wild. Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian play their instruments to calm it down. After, they decide to visit the tower again, guessing that the spirit is trying to show them something there. Though they are not able to find much, they suspect that Nie MingJue's sword BaXia is causing all the trouble and set off again. They arrive in YueYang and Wei WuXian suspects that the person behind the mysterious sword in Mo Village is not the one behind Nie MingJue's death. As night begins to fall, they enter the same inn from 16 years ago and overhears a group of men talking about the extermination of the YueYang Chang Sect. Once they get onto Xiao XingChen and Song Lan, Lan WangJi explains to Wei WuXian that they have gone missing over the years. However, the last news was Xiao XingChen being blamed for the death of Sect Leader Chang Ping. Xue Yang, on the other hand, became a guest disciple in LanLing Jin Sect but was kicked out by Jin GuangYao. Whether he died or not is still unclear. When Wei WuXian pities on Xiao XingChen and Song Lan's fate, Lan WangJi gets equally emotional and drinks a cup of wine that Wei WuXian has poured for himself.
Episode 36 August 5, 2019 July 30, 2019
Wei WuXian brings drunk Lan WangJi to their room and goes out to look for Wen Ning. When he realises that Wen Ning's consciousness is sealed, he discovers two black nails in his head and pulls them out. Finally, Wen Ning wakes up and explains that he does not remember what happened after he and Wen Qing were captured. However, he recalls being locked up in somewhere dark before being summoned by Wei WuXian's flute. When Wei WuXian decides to use Lan WangJi's BiChen to cut off the chains on Wen Ning, Lan WangJi arrives in his drunk state. Wei WuXian gets Wen Ning to hide while he brings Lan WangJi back to the inn. However, he loses his way and they end up outside a small farm. Lan WangJi breaks in and gifts two chickens to Wei WuXian, much to the latter's confusion. Lan WangJi also carves his name on the pillar, and Wei WuXian adds his own name. When the two return to the inn, a masked person attacks and tries to steal the QianKun Pouch. Lan WangJi fights him but the masked man uses a teleportation talisman to escape. The two then sit down to rest and Wei WuXian starts teasing Lan WangJi with questions. The next morning, they set off east and ends up in Yi City. As they are enveloped in mist, they bump into the disciples who are night-hunting together. The masked man then appears again and Lan WangJi gives chase. After some of the disciples are poisoned by the powder left behind, Wei WuXian instructs them and they find an occupied residence to enter. The residence is filled with creepy paper dolls and the old granny is also abnormal, but Wei WuXian assures that they just have to behave. To start curing the poisoned disciples, he calls for a volunteer to help him.
Episode 37 August 6, 2019 July 31, 2019
With the help of Lan SiZhui and Jin Ling, Wei WuXian prepares porridge for the poisoned disciples. However, as the disciples drink the porridge, they complain about the heavy spice. Just then, they hear the bamboo knocking sound again and Wei WuXian peeks out to investigate. He then tests the other disciples to observe the blind girl outside. While they discover that the blind girl is also mute, she runs away and a mysterious figure comes up to their front door with injuries. Wei WuXian recognises him as Xiao XingChen and brings him inside to cure. However, many puppets suddenly appear and Wei WuXian uses a spell to shut the door. But Song Lan breaks in from the rooftop and starts attacking Wei WuXian. The latter plays his flute to bind him and finds the same kind of black nail in his head. He then instructs someone to play Inquiry, which Lan SiZhui is able to do. They then ask Song Lan three questions, and the last answer causes Xiao XingChen to control Song Lan and attack Wei WuXian again. Xiao XingChen then tells everyone else to leave and Wei WuXian asks Lan SiZhui to lead the disciples. After the two are alone, Xiao XingChen forces Wei WuXian to help him restore a soul, even though the latter is unable to. Wei WuXian then exposes his real identity and Xue Yang finally removes his Xiao XingChen disguise. The two get outside to see Wen Ning and Song Lan fight and Xue Yang wants to take Wei WuXian away. Lan WangJi then arrives in time to save the latter and starts fighting Xue Yang. On the other hand, Song Lan and Wen Ning are also fighting. Left with nothing to do, Wei WuXian then decides to take the disciples to find the blind girl. They finally arrive at a coffin house and finds Xiao XingChen's real body.
Episode 38 August 6, 2019 July 31, 2019
Wei WuXian decides to use "Empathy" to see A-Qing's memories and the flashback of 10 years ago starts. A-Qing fakes her blindness to gain free food and steal money, and later bumps into a wandering and blind Xiao XingChen to do the same. However, the latter is quick-witted and asks for his money pouch back. But the man she stole from comes back for it too. When he is about to hit A-Qing, Xiao XingChen saves her and gets her to return the money. After the man leaves, A-Qing insists on following Xiao XingChen and the two set off together. On the way, they discover a heavily injured man on the roadside and brings him into a coffin house in Yi City. The man, unknown to them to be Xue Yang, acts as if he does not know Xiao XingChen and allows himself to be taken care of. The next day, Xue Yang uses his candies to test if A-Qing is really blind, and believes so when A-Qing does not react to the sword at her chest. When Xiao XingChen comes back from grocery-shopping, A-Qing tries to warn him of Xue Yang's suspicious actions. But Xiao XingChen is too kind-hearted and also welcomes Xue Yang's help to repair the hut. When Xue Yang follows him to night-hunt, he secretly poisons the innocent and cuts off their tongue to lie to Xiao XingChen, letting the latter kill them. Subsequently, the three has lived with each other for a very long time. 3 years later, Song Lan meets A-Qing while on his search for Xiao XingChen. When A-Qing brings Song Lan to find him, they meet Xue Yang entering the house. Later, Song Lan goes to fight Xue Yang but loses to the poison. Xue Yang also cuts off his tongue and Xiao XingChen appears to finish him off. Song Lan tries to let Xiao XingChen touch the carving on his sword but fails and Xue Yang leaves him to die. The disciples then wake Wei WuXian up from the memories and he goes off to try and kill Xue Yang with Lan WangJi.
Episode 39 August 7, 2019 August 5, 2019
Wei WuXian continues confronting Xue Yang about his past motives but Xue Yang takes advantage of the mist to confuse them about his whereabouts. When A-Qing uses her bamboo stick to point out where Xue Yang is, the latter stabs her and Lan WangJi's sword does the same to him. Xue Yang's arm gets sliced off and the masked man appears again to take the halved Stygian Tiger Seal from him before disappearing. The fight then ends and the disciples catch up with them. Wei WuXian then leaves Song Lan and Xue Yang to finish their business while he and the others bury A-Qing right outside Yi City. As Song Lan lands the final blow on Xue Yang, the latter flashbacks about when Xiao XingChen finds out about his identity. While the two face each other, Xiao XingChen learns more and more about all the lies Xue Yang had told him, and finally commits suicide after knowing Song Lan was killed by his own hands. Desperate, Xue Yang tries to revive him that night but fails; and is left to scream his name in agony. As Xue Yang lies on the ground injured, he stares at the last candy that Xiao XingChen had given him and passes away. Outside, the spirit pouch reacts again and Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi returns to Yi City to find answers. They meet Song Lan by Xiao XingChen's coffin and hand over Xiao XingChen's soul and sword before parting ways. Then, they find Nie MingJue's body below one of the coffins. At night in Tan Zhou, the disciples walk around the night market and a toy paper butterfly reminds Lan SiZhui of his faint childhood. On the other hand, Wei WuXian misses A-Yuan, and also buys a paper rabbit lantern with Lan WangJi. Later, the disciples wait at an inn while Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi meets with Lan XiChen to discuss about Nie MingJue. Not long after, the disciples inside start to argue loudly.
Episode 40 August 7, 2019 August 5, 2019
As the disciples continue to argue, Lan WangJi comes downstairs to get Wei WuXian's wine, making them scurry back to their seats. In the room, Wen Ning visits Wei WuXian but is chased away as Lan WangJi returns. As Lan WangJi suggests for Wei WuXian to come to the Carp Tower the next month to look for Nie MingJue's head, Lan XiChen comes into the room too to allow Wei WuXian to come along. At the Carp Tower, as Jiang Cheng confronts Lan XiChen about his decision to bring Mo XuanYu, Jin GuangYao comes to welcome them. Inside, Wei WuXian has to be cautious as his identity is ultimately Mo XuanYu who had caused trouble in the Jin Sect. Jin GuangYao walks in with his wife, Qin Su, and officiate the three-day banquet. Later, Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian part ways for the latter to find clues. He goes to the backyard and meets Jin Ling. However, a group of disciples come up and start insulting the two. After Jin Ling defends Wei WuXian, the boys started fighting. Seeing that the other disciples outnumber Jin Ling, Wei WuXian lends a hand by teaching him a few moves. Later in Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian's room, Wei WuXian begins to use his paper man to investigate Jin GuangYao's room. There, he overhears an argument between Jin GuangYao and Qin Su. He then follows them into the treasure room, where Jin GuangYao will lock Qin Su in for the time being. Wei WuXian also discovers Nie MingJue's head and begins "Empathy".

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Episode 41 August 12, 2019 August 6, 2019
Nie MingJue's flashbacks begin with the time Jin GuangYao is still in the Nie sect as Meng Yao. After overhearing the disciples badmouthing him, Meng Yao retreats to eat alone outside, only to be found by Nie MingJue. As the latter brings him back to meet with the rest of the group, the disciples continue their insults. This angers Nie MingJue and he subsequently appoints Jin GuangYao to be his deputy. The next flashback is when Jin GuangYao murders the general and lies about his intentions. It is revealed that the general had previously witnessed him speaking with someone in private. The next flashback is when Jin GuangYao and Nie MingJue fight in Nightless City. This time, Jin GuangYao threatens Nie MingJue about breaking his sword BaXia to anger him to death. Next, Lan XiChen teaches Jin GuangYao to play "Cleansing" on the guqin for Nie MingJue, but the latter secretly changes it a little to worsen Nie MingJue's condition instead. After Nie MingJue and Jin GuangYao argues that night, the former pushes Jin GuangYao down the long stairs. Jin GuangYao then climbs up again and the already angered Nie MingJue now enters the last stage of qi deviation. He starts hallucinating many Jin GuangYao and slashes at the air wildly. Nie HuaiSang soon arrives to try and stop him but he and Jin GuangYao can only watch as Nie MingJue dies. Lastly, in Jin GuangYao's treasure room, he locks Nie MingJue up and instructs Xue Yang to behead him. Paperman Wei WuXian wakes from the memories and swiftly avoids Jin GuangYao's attacks, also using his sword SuiBian to tackle him for a while before successfully returning. As soon as he returns to his body, he and Lan WangJi hurry out to confront Jin GuangYao. They, along with Lan XiChen, tries to enter the treasure room but is also stopped by Su She.
Episode 42 August 12, 2019 August 6, 2019
Jin GuangYao ultimately lets them into the treasure room and Qin Su is still inside. Wei WuXian starts by investigating her but she is unresponsive. Then, he lays eyes on a dagger and Jin GuangYao explains that it is a spiritual device previously owned by Wen RuoHan and Wen Qing. Suddenly, Qin Su grabs the dagger and stabs herself to death, leaving Jin GuangYao devastated. Not long after, Jiang Cheng and Nie HuaiSang also arrive. Lan XiChen then starts explaining about the sword spirit and Lan WangJi's discoveries which all lead to Nie MingJue. Nie HuaiSang faints at the news and Jin GuangYao continues his crying act. He then starts doubting "Mo XuanYu" and attacks him. Lan WangJi immediately protects him and a fight ensues, causing Wei WuXian to use SuiBian and revealing his own identity. The two then escape but are trapped by the surrounding disciples outside. Wei WuXian tells Lan WangJi to act as if he is also tricked, but Lan WangJi wishes to walk down this path with him. The two then counters the disciples and runs away. But Jin Ling stabs Wei WuXian before they manage to escape. On the way, Lan WangJi passes spiritual energy to Wei WuXian and the latter thinks about how Lan WangJi is the only person who stands by him. Wei WuXian then wakes up in the Quiet Room at the Cloud Recesses. He and Lan WangJi speculates that Mo XuanYu might have been kicked out because he found out the truth. Then, Wei WuXian wonders if his sword is really sealed and Lan WangJi tries pulling it out to prove his point. Lan XiChen also enters the room to discuss about the matter at hand. However, while Lan WangJi trusts Wei WuXian, Lan XiChen also trusts Jin GuangYao. Thus Wei WuXian plays Jin GuangYao's "Cleansing" as evidence. The Twin Jades realises that a part is wrong, so Lan XiChen brings them into the Forbidden Room to look for a music sheet used for harm. At the end, Wei WuXian then theorises if it is possible that Jin GuangYao used this harmful music like a slow poison to worsen Nie MingJue's condition.
Episode 43 August 13, 2019 August 7, 2019
Wei WuXian continues to speculate about Jin GuangYao's schemes but Lan XiChen still finds it hard to believe. After, Lan WangJi goes to see Lan QiRen so Lan XiChen brings Wei WuXian back to the Quiet Room. There, the latter asks about Lan WangJi's scars and Lan XiChen explains. When Wei WuXian died that year, Lan WangJi disobeyed the Lan Sect in order to protect Wei WuXian's cave. As a result, he received severe punishment and went into seclusion for those three years. Lan XiChen then tells him the story of their parents and Lan WangJi's stubbornness towards the people he care about. Lan WangJi then returns with Emperor's Smile and lets Wei WuXian enjoy wine in the room. At the table, they start to discuss about a second flute sound that was heard during both battles at QiongQi Way and Nightless City. While Lan WangJi determines that it is Jin GuangYao's doing, Wei WuXian is now indifferent to that truth. Unknown days later, Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian hide in Lan XiChen's room to eavesdrop on Jin GuangYao who has came over to discuss things with Lan XiChen. He first proposes to allow the search for Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi in the Cloud Recesses. He also explains that there is a sudden rise of puppets in the Burial Mounds and suspects that Wei WuXian is causing it. Hence, he invites Lan XiChen to attend the meeting at the Carp Tower. After Lan XiChen sends Jin GuangYao off, he instructs Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian to check things out in the Burial Mound. Thus the two begin their journey. On the way, Wei WuXian plays some songs on his flute and asks Lan WangJi for the name of the piece that he had played for him back in XuanWu Cave. However, Lan WangJi avoids that question and looks for water. The two find a house and search for water, but the family of the house returns and the two immediately hide.
Episode 44 August 13, 2019 August 7, 2019
The family turns out to be MianMian's. Her, Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi have a short talk before trouble arises elsewhere. The pair rushes to see but it turns out to be Wen Ning who has been following them all these while. The three then continue their journey into YiLing. In town, Wei WuXian reminisces about the time when he, Lan WangJi and A-Yuan had a meal together. Finally, they arrive in the Burial Mound but everything had been destroyed. However, there is no time for remembrance as puppets start to attack from their hiding spots. After they defeat them, Lan WangJi hands SuiBian to Wei WuXian to defend himself but the latter is not using it. Wei WuXian then lies that his new body is weak. Inside the cave, the disciples are tied up and trapped. After Jin Chan badmouths Wei WuXian and angers Jin Ling, the two begin to fight and Wei WuXian has to step in to stop them. To prove that he and Lan WangJi have no malicious intent, he lets Wen Ning use his sword to set them free from the ropes. However, as they are leaving the cave, the other sects swiftly gather outside to claim back their disciples and stand against Wei WuXian. Lan WangJi disobeys Lan QiRen and continues to be by Wei WuXian's side. The sect leaders, especially Su She and Sect Leader Yao, continuously blame Wei WuXian for the puppets and his past alleged deeds. Suddenly, a second wave of puppets arrive and everyone fights. But the adults' spiritual energy begin to diminish and are unable to hold out against the puppets. Everyone retreat into the cave but are still wary of Wei WuXian. The latter then begins to question Su She.
Episode 45 August 14, 2019 August 7, 2019
Wei WuXian continues to expose Su She and the latter has no way to counter that. Defeated, he uses the teleportation talisman, revealing his identity as the masked man from Yi City. The puppets start to break into the cave and Wen Ning, Lan SiZhui and Jin Ling go out to fight them. Wei WuXian then uses himself to lure the puppets to him and allow the others to escape. With Lan WangJi at his side to slash the puppets coming their way, the two and Wen Ning manage to kill all the puppets. While waiting for the boats to set off to YunMeng, the junior disciples stay on the pier for Lan SiZhui to rest from being motion-sick. OuYang ZiZhen comes over, curious about why a GuSu-born Lan SiZhui will fall victim to boats; but Lan SiZhui does not know either. Suddenly, Wen Ning comes up to Lan SiZhui to ask for his name and upbringing as he is reminded of Wen Yuan. Despite OuYang ZiZhen's concern for Lan SiZhui, the latter answers earnestly. Lan SiZhui is also left conflicted when he faintly remembers paper toy butterflies from his childhood. However, as Wen Ning wants to caress Lan SiZhui's face, Jin Ling unsheathes his sword at him. A small fight breaks out between the disciples, catching the attention of everyone. Jin Ling is told to put away his sword but he refuses and cries as the sword once belonged to his father. The fight is then resolved when their guardians call them back. At the entrance of Lotus Pier, Wen Ning is denied entry and Lan SiZhui opts to keep him company. Inside, Jiang Cheng receives two ladies who wishes to speak with him. He then brings them into the main hall so they can share their stories with everyone present. The first lady, Si Si, shares about how Jin GuangYao hired a group of prostitutes to provide their services to Jin GuangShan, resulting in his death. The second lady, Bi Cao, shares that Jin GuangYao and Qin Su are actually siblings, and are married despite Qin Su's great disapproval.
Episode 46 August 14, 2019 August 7, 2019
It is also revealed that the letter that Qin Su received is from Bi Cao. And as Jin GuangYao's deeds are now out in the open, everyone's mindset immediately changed. Under Sect Leader Yao's lead, the people in the room chants for his death. They also asked Wei WuXian to settle the Stygian Tiger Seal and praise his skills. But Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi just leave the hall. While walking, they discuss about who might be the person helping them behind-the-scenes. Wei WuXian then catches sight of the Jiang Sect's altar and the two enters to pay their respects. However, Jiang Cheng finds them and starts insulting him and Lan WangJi. Wei WuXian gets agitated and leaves with Lan WangJi, but Jiang Cheng is unwilling to let go. He chases after them and initiates another fight. However, blood trickles from Wei WuXian's nose and he grows weaker. Lan WangJi tries to bring him away again but Jiang Cheng attacks. With the clash of the two spiritual weapons, Wei WuXian passes out and Wen Ning suddenly appears to block Jiang Cheng's oncoming attack. He repeatedly tries to get Jiang Cheng to pull out SuiBian from its scabbard despite the latter whipping him. Jiang Cheng finally stops and pulls the sword out; now utterly shocked to know that he is able to do so despite the seal. Wen Ning then explains that golden core inside him is Wei WuXian's and was transferred by Wen Qing on that mountain years ago. Knowing this, Lan WangJi sheds a tear and angrily brings Wei WuXian away. Wen Ning then gives Jiang Cheng the sword for him to test if this is true. Wei WuXian lies against Lan WangJi on the boat and Wen Ning wishes for this to not reach Wei WuXian's ears. Lan WangJi promises and Wen Ning thanks him for previously standing up for him and taking care of Wen Yuan. When Wei WuXian finally wakes up, he tells Lan WangJi not to take Jiang Cheng's words to heart. They also enjoy some fresh lotus seeds. Later, a Jin Sect messenger butterfly shows up and news of Jin GuangYao in YunMeng reaches them. Wei WuXian recalls seeing a blueprint of a city called Yun Ping Cheng and three continue their search for the truth.
Episode 47 August 19, 2019 August 7, 2019
Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian discover a temple with something hidden underneath. The two then decide to investigate at night when no one will be around. At night. they and Wen Ning go to the temple but the front door is sealed. Wei WuXian then instructs Wen Ning to keep watch outside while he and Lan WangJi tries to enter from the back. However, Wen Ning discovers ominous black clouds from afar and rushes to look. Subsequently, Jin Ling is chasing after Fairy. Lan WangJi and Wei WuXian climbs onto the roof and finds Lan XiChen among the Jin Sect disciples inside. Fairy leads Jin Ling to the entrance and the latter knocks on the door out of curiosity. However, the disciples point their arrows at his direction despite his status. Seeing that no one is opening the door, Jin Ling retorts to climbing over the roof but the disciples start firing at him. Wei WuXian protects him and engages in a fight alongside Lan WangJi. Jin GuangYao appears and catches Wei WuXian hostage with a string wrapped tightly around the latter's neck. Jin Ling also gets caught and brought in while Fairy has escaped. Jin GuangYao then threatens Lan WangJi to keep his sword and block out his spiritual core. Suddenly, it starts to rain heavily and they are brought into the temple. Su She then appears with an unconscious Nie HuaiSang who passed out from fright after Su She tries to capture him. Wei WuXian and Su She then quarrels again and Su She tries to attack him in anger. Lan WangJi protects him and Wei WuXian continues to irritate Su She. Suddenly, Jiang Cheng arrives to the temple and Jin GuangYao attacks him. But Jin GuangYao takes advantage of his smooth-talking skills to stress Jiang Cheng about him and Wei WuXian. As a result, Jiang Cheng suffers injuries and the fight ends when the disciples finally finds what they are digging for. Wei WuXian then asks Lan WangJi about what happened the other night and the latter explains that Wen Ning had told Jiang Cheng about the golden core.
Episode 48 August 19, 2019 August 7, 2019
Heartbroken Jiang Cheng confronts Wei WuXian about his inferiority to him. He blames Wei WuXian for all the deaths and for going against his promise. Jiang Cheng then breaks down crying and Wei WuXian apologises. Jiang Cheng also does the same and the two finally reconcile after such a long time, putting the past behind them. Nie HuaiSang wakes up and something terrible happens at the digging site. Jin GuangYao and Su She come out with injuries and tries to stop the poison from manifesting. They then return and the rest follows to discover a coffin. Inside the coffin is the body of Nie MingJue. Lan XiChen gets wary of Jin GuangYao's motive and Wei WuXian teases the latter that the real culprit behind this might not be a person. When Su She is attending to his own wounds, they discover that he has the curse of the one thousand boils and a hundred holes, and the real truth behind Jin ZiXun's death is finally revealed. All of Jin GuangYao's deeds are just for him to climb higher and higher up the social ladder and Su She also blames all of them for making him feel inferior. Wei WuXian then laughs about how he did all these bad things just because of this reason. Jin GuangYao belittles Wei WuXian and Jiang Cheng calls him the son of a prostitute. This causes Jin GuangYao to flare up and blame Jiang Cheng for contributing to the hate on Wei WuXian. When he and Su She are about to leave, Wei WuXian asks about how Nie MingJue died and scares him with the thought of Nie MingJue haunting him. He then whistles to control the Stygian Tiger Seal and gives Jin GuangYao hallucinations of the people he once killed. Lan XiChen regains his spiritual power and holds his blade close to Jin GuangYao's neck. Wei WuXian then exposes how Jin GuangYao has worked with Xue Yang to use the Stygian Tiger Seal. When Lan XiChen expresses how he can no longer trust him, Jin GuangYao kneels and asks for his forgiveness.
Episode 49 August 20, 2019 August 7, 2019
Jin GuangYao begs for Lan XiChen's forgiveness but Lan XiChen refuses. Jin GuangYao then explains that he received a threat letter that vows to expose his schemes and kill him if he does not own up. But Lan XiChen does not allow this as an excuse. He then asks Jin GuangYao a series of questions, the first being why Jin GuangYao married Qin Su even though they are siblings. Jin GuangYao explains that he did not have a choice as he loved her. When he also explains why he killed Jin GuangShan, Lan XiChen slaps him. He then asks if Jin ZiXuan's death is also his doing. Jin GuangYao admits that he and Su She played music on that day to manipulate Wen Ning to kill Jin ZiXuan. Jin Ling breaks down at that but Jin GuangYao blames it all on how Jin GuangShan has treated him before. He continues to share how his own father would disregard him every time but it is all too late for Jin GuangYao to redeem himself. Jin GuangYao then holds Jin Ling hostage like he did to Wei WuXian. Suddenly, Lan SiZhui gets kicked into the temple while trying to stop Wen Ning. Wen Ning approaches them with Nie MingJue's sword BaXia in hand and tries to kill Jin GuangYao. As Jin GuangYao dodges, Lan WangJi slices off his left arm. Wen Ning continues to come at him and Lan WangJi and Lan XiChen plays their instruments to stop Wen Ning. The sword then aims for Jin Ling who has Jin GuangYao's blood on his clothes and Wen Ning tries his hardest to stop the sword. While Jin Ling and Jiang Cheng escape, Jiang Cheng hands Wei WuXian his flute Chen Qing. Wei WuXian then uses the Stygian Tiger Seal to control BaXia and lead it into Nie MingJue's coffin. However, as Wei WuXian is about to seal the sword inside, Nie HuaiSang screams and everyone goes out to see. Nie HuaiSang's leg is bleeding and he cries out that Su She attacked him. BaXia suddenly comes straight at Su She and stabs him to death. Wei WuXian then controls BaXia again and successfully locks up both the sword and Stygian Tiger Seal with Nie MingJue's corpse. Later, Lan XiChen attends to Nie HuaiSang's wounds and moves on to Jin GuangYao. When Lan XiChen asks for the medicine from Nie HuaiSang, the latter hides it and warns Lan XiChen about Jin GuangYao when he has his back turned. Lan XiChen immediately turns around and stabs Jin GuangYao. When the others ask what happened, Nie HuaiSang explains that he saw Jin GuangYao reaching behind his back.
Episode 50 August 20, 2019 August 7, 2019
Jin GuangYao is in disbelief that Nie HuaiSang has been hiding and plotting his schemes for all these years. However, Nie HuaiSang continues to deny. Jin GuangYao then pushes the sword deeper into himself and cries that he has never once wanted to harm Lan XiChen. Jin GuangYao then suddenly grabs him towards the coffin and let his blood spill onto the Stygian Tiger Seal. This triggers the temple to fall apart and the others hurry to escape. Jin GuangYao then pushes Lan XiChen away and Lan WangJi brings him outside as he watches the debris falling around Jin GuangYao. Outside, everyone watches as the temple finally fell apart. Lan XiChen and Nie HuaiSang sit right outside the entrance as Lan XiChen feels depressed about Jin GuangYao and also doubts Nie HuaiSang. On the other hand, the last mark on Wei WuXian's arm from Mo XuanYu's ritual has disappeared, indicating that Wei WuXian has finally avenged him. The other disciples and Lan QiRen finally arrive to aid them. When Jin Ling returns from taking Fairy out, Wei WuXian is nowhere to be found. After asking Lan JingYi, Jin Ling goes to look for him but Jiang Cheng stops him. Jiang Cheng then begins to leave but Jin Ling knows that he has something to tell Wei WuXian too. This leads Jiang Cheng to recall the time when Wei WuXian was on the brink of being captured by the Wen Sect. It turns out that Jiang Cheng ended up in their hands because he acted as a lure to distract them. Wei WuXian and Lan WangJi are out in the forest, and Wen Ning and Lan SiZhui catch up with them. Lan SiZhui then begins to recite his childhood memories to prove to Wei WuXian that he is Wen Yuan. The two finally reunites after so many years; Lan SiZhui breaks into tears and hugs him. Later, Wen Ning tells Wei WuXian that he and Lan SiZhui will visit QiShan. When Wei WuXian offers to come along, Wen Ning refuses and wants to walk his own path and make his own decision from now on. The four then part ways and Wei WuXian starts to wonder where they shall go next. But Lan WangJi does not move. After, they meet Nie HuaiSang outside the Cloud Recesses and Wei WuXian indirectly tells him not to associate himself with evil people. When Nie HuaiSang leaves, Lan WangJi asks Wei WuXian why he did not ask him about the truth. But that is of no use anymore. On the mountains, the two part ways. When Wei WuXian is playing on his flute, he hears Lan WangJi calling his name at the end of the song. He then slowly turns around and smiles.

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Pre-production and filming[edit | edit source]

Pre-production of the drama took two and a half years; including writing and modifying of the script, establishing the world view structure and art concept, as well as building of sets. The project was first announced in March 2018.

The series is co-directed by Zheng Weiwen and Chen Jialin; and the script written by a team consisting of Yang Xia, Deng Yaoyu, Ma Jing and Guo Guangyun. The main producers are credited to be Fang Feng, Yang Xia, Wang Chu and Liu Mingyi; while Yang Xia and Ji Peng serve as the art directors. The drama was filmed from April 2018 to August 2018 at Hengdian World Studios and Guizhou. Two weeks before filming, the cast gathered for script reading sessions and underwent martial arts and etiquette training.

Due to the censorship in China, all BL content is removed from the drama and changes are made to the overall plot. As the original novel was written in a "flashback" style, additional scenes had to be inserted to improve the flow of the story. Two versions of the script were prepared; one is told in the chronological order of story development, and the other is a narrative trajectory that follows the original novel. Finally, on the basis of not breaking the core of the original story, and to fully develop and layer the storyline, the team decided to adopt a mixture of both styles. To better fuse the different storylines together, the team decided to forgo traditional styles of filming, and more suspense was used in the lens composition settings.

Despite being termed as "xianxia" drama, The Untamed includes many elements of traditional wuxia dramas, fused with a new style. Using traditional wuxia values such as "chivalry and courage", it allows the younger audience to better relate to the drama.

Casting[edit | edit source]

The casting director gave a special "character card" to each of the cast members; which includes detailed descriptions of the character such as the looks, height, clothing style and even specific details such as "Wei Wuxian has a natural smiling face".

Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo were announced as the lead actors in April 2018. Xiao was recommended by a friend of the producer Yang Xia, who chose him because of his "clean gaze". Wang got the role through an audition, because of his "natural coldness".

Lu Zhixing and Bian Jiang, who dubbed Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji in the audio drama and donghua adaptation of Mo Dao Zu Shi respectively, were hired to voice Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji in the series.

Design and concept[edit | edit source]

According to producer Yang Xia, while designing the sets and costumes of the different sects, the team started out by searching for a culture placement where the design could be based on. The costume designer of the drama is Chen Tongxun.

For the Gusu Lan sect, influence from the Song Dynasty were taken into consideration while designing the costumes and sets. While designing the "jingshi", blue and green shades were used to showcase the elegance and dignified strength/character of the sect; while darker shades of wood were used to show off the magnificence. Cascading collars and sleeves were used to design the clothes, to highlight the strictness of the sect.

For the Yunmeng Jiang sect, influences from the Hubei and Jianghan district were taken. Warm and light colors were used to showcase the cheerful and free-spirited nature of the sect. The architecture and sets were designed to be widely spaced, and yarn was used to create the feeling of "transparency". Narrow sleeves and neat designs were used to highlight the "wandering pugilistic" feel of the sect. A water recycling device was used in the lotus lake of the set, allowing ripples to be seen on the lake surface. A special ceiling was built for the ancestral hall.

For the Qinghe Nie sect, the set was designed to be surrounded by high walls and the entrance isn't easily seen because it was often invaded by Qishan Wen sect. For Qishan Wen sect, designs from the Shang dynasty were used. For Lanling Jin sect, the designs were inspired by the luxurious and elegance of the Tang dynasty.

Controversies[edit | edit source]

A fire broke out at on July 11, 2018, while the cast and crew were filming in Nanma, Dongyang, at a facility that belongs to Hengdian World Studios. The fire reportedly spread as wide as 300 square meters and resulted in the death of two crew members.

During filming, a rumor surfaced that the producers of the drama had replaced Lan Wangji as Wei Wuxian's love interest with a female character, Wen Qing. This rumor caused significant backlash amongst fans of the original novel. The production team strongly denied such claims.

On July 29, 2019, Tencent announced that VIP users have the option to pay in order to watch episodes that have not yet aired. Starting from August 7, the final episode will be released early for some viewers who choose to avail the option. This has caused outrage among viewers of the show, who were concerned that this would open up the risk of the ending being spoiled and also the possibility that the episodes will be pirated, which will then have a negative effect on views. In response, Tencent explained that in this way, they can cater to demands of certain viewers who are requesting for episodes to be released faster while the rest can still watch the series at their preferred pace.

Reception[edit | edit source]

The series has an 8.3 rating on Douban and has the highest number of reviews for China dramas. The series accumulated a total of 6.8 billion views on Tencent, as of December 2019. One of the major reasons for the series' popularity is its faithfulness to the original novel. It was praised by People's Daily for its "wonderful presentation of Chinese characteristics"; showcasing traditional cultural elements through exquisite costumes, traditional Chinese music instruments; as well as transmitting positive values such as courage, chivalry and love for one's country. China News Service similarly highlighted the exquisite costumes and showcase of traditional etiquette, while also praising the suspenseful plot and well-connected storyline. Wang Yibo was initially criticized by viewers for his blank acting style in the first few episodes, which he later improved upon with the help of director instructions.

The show has also garnered significant exposure and popularity globally for its strong plot, well-rounded characters, and elaborate clothing, makeup and stage production. Film Daily described the drama as a "Global Phenomenon," and credited it for contributing to the increased presence and popularity of Asian content on popular streaming sites such as Netflix. It has a score of 9.8 on Viki and 9.4 on MyDramaList, making it the highest-rated Chinese TV series on the platforms. It ranked #36 on Tumblr's Top Live-Action TV list of 2019, becoming the first Chinese TV drama to ever enter the chart. The heroic story with modern values was said to have struck a chord globally, and helps promotes Chinese style and traditional culture to the world, leading to a wave of interest in Chinese dramas.

Economic effect[edit | edit source]

The Untamed is said to be the highest-earning drama of 2019, bringing in profits of more than 97.87 million yuan (as of August 15, 2019), with earnings from fan meetings, concerts, streaming platforms, album sales and merchandise.

As VVIP members are allowed to watch the final episodes of the show in advance, more than 2.6 million new and existing subscribers paid to unlock the function, generating more than 78 million yuan in profit. More than 1 million copies of the soundtrack album were sold. In addition, a merchandise store was opened in Taobao and official merchandise was sold, with earnings amounting to 1.17 million yuan. Other sources of earnings include paying to unlock the full music video of "Unrestrained" in advance, as well as the Bazaar Magazine featuring both lead actors Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo which sold more than 330,000 copies within three days, before exceeding 1.1 million copies.

A special system was introduced by Tencent, where VIP members have to accumulate "star points" to get a better chance to get tickets to the fan meetings and concerts. More than 326.7 million people paid 30 to 50 yuan to view the live broadcast of The Untamed National Style Concert on Tencent Video. It is estimated that the platform has earned more than 100 million yuan in revenue. Tickets of the concert were sold-out in less than 5 seconds, and leftover tickets were also marked up to 150,000 yuan by ticket scalpers from the original price of 627 yuan.

In overseas markets, Tencent announced in October 2019 that The Untamed had boosted WeTV's growth by 250 percent with an average of 1 million application downloads per month since the drama was first launched in June.

Responding to the demand of sold-out fan meets in Thailand and China, in January 2020, the cast members embarked on a multi-city worldwide fan meet tour. Cities included Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo, Seoul, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Toronto, Los Angeles, New York.

Awards and nominations[edit | edit source]

Award Category Nominee Results
The Third Internet Film Festival Best Director Chen Jialin Won
Best New Actor Zhu Zanjin
GQ 2019 Men of the Year Breakthrough Actor of the Year Wang Yibo
6th The Actors of China Award Ceremony Best Actor (Web series) Xiao Zhan Nominated
Golden Tower Award Most Popular Drama The Untamed Won
Most Popular Actor Xiao Zhan
Wang Yibo Nominated
Sofa Film Festival Most Popular Actor of the Autumn Xiao Zhan Won
6th Hengdian Film and TV Festival of China (Wenrong Awards) Best Web Drama The Untamed Nominated
Best Director Chen Jialin Won
Best Producer Fang Fang
3rd Yinchuan Internet Film Festival Best Web Series The Untamed Nominated
Best Actor (Web series) Xiao Zhan Won
26th Huading Awards Best Television Series The Untamed Nominated (10th)
Best Director Chen Jialin, Zheng Weiwen Nominated
Best Producer Yang Xia, Fang Fang, Wang Chu, Liu Mingtie
Best Newcomer Xiao Zhan Won
Wang Yibo Nominated
Top Ten Favorite Actors Won
2nd Cultural and Entertainment Industry Congress Best Actor (Drama) Xiao Zhan Nominated
Breakthrough Actor (Drama)
Wang Yibo
Best Couple Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo
China Entertainment Industry Summit
(Golden Pufferfish Awards)
Best Drama The Untamed Won
Best Marketing
Producer of the Year Yang Xia
7th Thailand Headlines Person of The Year Awards Most Influential Award The Untamed Cast
Tencent Music Entertainment Awards Song of the Year "Unrestrained" (by Xiao Zhan & Wang Yibo)
China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival
(1st Network Drama Awards)
Most Popular Actor Wang Yibo
Most Anticipated Actor He Peng
20th China Video Awards IP of the Year The Untamed
China Radio Film & TV Media Survey Outstanding Overseas Promotion Television Series
Weibo TV Series Awards Most Popular Television Series
Most Popular Actor Xiao Zhan Nominated (7th)
Wang Yibo Nominated (4th)
Song Jiyang Nominated
Wang Zhuocheng
Yu Bin
Zheng Fanxing
Liu Haikuan
Most Popular Character Wei Wuxian Won
Lan Wangji Won (2nd)
Golden Bud - The Fourth Network Film And Television Festival Best Web Series The Untamed Nominated
Most Influential Web Series Won
Best Web Film The Living Dead Nominated
Most Popular Director Chen Jialin Won
Best Actor Xiao Zhan Nominated
Wang Yibo
Best Newcomer Guo Cheng
Song Jiyang
Wang Zhuocheng
Zheng Fanxing
Wang Haoxuan
New Force Energy Won
Sogou In Award Drama of the Year The Untamed
Kugou Music Awards Song of the Year "Unrestrained" (by Xiao Zhan & Wang Yibo)
Film and TV Role Model 2019 Ranking Drama of the Year The Untamed Nominated
Actor of the Year Xiao Zhan
Baidu Fudian Awards Top Ten Television Series The Untamed Won
Sina Film & TV Awards
8th China Student Television Festival Most Watched Television Series
Tencent Video All Star Awards Web Drama of the Year
Popular Actors of the Year Xiao Zhan
Wang Yibo
Most Promising Actor Liu Haikuan
Doki New Force Wang Zhuocheng
Tencent Entertainment White Paper Television Actor of the Year Xiao Zhan
Star Celebrity Board: Television Actor of the Year
Weibo Awards Ceremony Hot Drama of the Year The Untamed
Media and Entertainment Industry Reporter Innovative Marketing of the Year
Hengdian World Studio Classic Ranking Most Popular Drama
Most Popular Character Wei Wuxian (Xiao Zhan)

Promotion[edit | edit source]

Date Event Attendees
July 12, 2019 The Untamed Fanmeeting Xiao Zhan, Wang Yibo, Yu Bin, Liu Haikuan, Zhu Zanjin, Wang Haoxuan, Wang Yizhou, Song Jiyang, Li Bowen, Qi Peixin, Zheng Fanxing, Guo Cheng
July 20, 2019 The Untamed Roadshow at Hangzhou Yu Bin, Zheng Fanxing, Song Jiyang
July 26, 2019 Harper's Bazaar China Xiao Zhan, Wang Yibo
The Untamed Roadshow at Xi'an Cao Yuchen, Qi Peixin, Zheng Fanxing
July 27, 2019 The Untamed Roadshow at Wuhan Yu Bin, Song Jiyang, Wang Haoxuan
July 28, 2019 Day Day Up Xiao Zhan, Wang Yibo
August 4, 2019 The Untamed Roadshow at Shanghai Yu Bin, Wang Zhuocheng, Liu Haikuan, Zhu Zanjin, Ji Li, Chen Zhuoxuan, Song Jiyang
August 10, 2019 Happy Camp Xiao Zhan, Wang Yibo, Yu Bin, Wang Zhuocheng
The Untamed Roadshow at Qingdao Liu Haikuan, Zhu Zanjin, Wang Haoxuan, Ji Li, Wang Yizhou, Song Jiyang, Li Bowen, Cao Yuchen, Qi Peixin, Zheng Fanxing, Guo Cheng, He Peng, Chen Zhuoxuan
August 26, 2019 Crazy Magic Yu Bin, Liu Haikuan, Wang Zhuocheng, Xuan Lu, Meng Ziyi
September 21, 2019 The Untamed Thailand Fanmeeting Xiao Zhan, Wang Yibo, Yu Bin, Wang Zhuocheng, Liu Haikuan, Cao Yuchen, Song Jiyang, Chen Zhuoxuan
November 1–2, 2019 The Untamed National Style Concert Xiao Zhan, Wang Yibo, Yu Bin, Wang Zhuocheng, Liu Haikuan, Zhu Zanjin, Wang Haoxuan, Ji Li, Wang Yizhou, Song Jiyang, Li Bowen, Cao Yuchen, Qi Peixin, Zheng Fanxing, Guo Cheng, He Peng, Lu Enjie, Wang Yifei, Chen Zhuoxuan, Zhang Jingtong, Xiu Qing, Gao Qiuzi, Lara Veronin, Naomi Wang, Fabien Yang, Yin Lin, Zhou Shen, Zhu Xingjie

Thailand Fanmeeting[edit | edit source]

The fanmeeting was held in Bangkok at Impact Theater on September 21, 2019 and was attended by 9,000 fans. The proceeds of the Thailand fanmeeting were donated to the people of Ubon Ratchathani Province, which had been hit by floods.

The Untamed National Style Concert[edit | edit source]

The concert was held from November 1 and 2, 2019 at Nanjing Qing'ao Sports Park with a capacity of 20,000 seats. Tan Yizhe served as the music executive of the concert, while Yuan Jing served as the creative director. Ticket prices were sold at 627 yuan and 1980 yuan, to commemorate the first day of broadcast and the last day of filming of The Untamed respectively. 16 songs were sung in the concert, along with a segment for interactions and games. Prior to purchasing tickets on Maoyan, fans had to answer a questionnaire based on the show. Viewers were able to live-stream the concert via Tencent Video, with a fee of 30 to 50 yuan.

Mobile game[edit | edit source]

A mobile gamed based on The Untamed is set to be released via NetEase.

The Untamed Boys[edit | edit source]

The six-membered group named "The Untamed Boys" ("陈情少年"), which consists of Yu Bin, Ji Li, Cao Yuchen, Zheng Fanxing, Song Jiyang & Li Bowen, first made their appearance in The Untamed National Style Concert performing the song "Fearless". They subsequently appeared in T Mall 11/11 Shopping Festival, performing the song "Fairytale"; as well as featured in Elle Men's New Youth magazine. They appeared in the variety show Youths Learning In Progress ("少年听学中"), which aired on Tencent Video starting December 5, 2019.

International broadcast[edit | edit source]

The drama is broadcast via WeTV in several countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, India and Indonesia. It is streamed internationally via platforms like Viki, ODC and YouTube.

The drama is broadcast in South Korea via Channel Asia UHD starting from October 21, 2019. It was broadcast in Japan via Asia Dramatic TV from March 19, 2020.

The drama has been translated into 11 different languages and broadcast via Netflix in North and South America, Europe, Australia, Philippines and India starting October 25, 2019.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Filming started in April 2018 and ended in August 2018.[3]
  • Xiao Zhan is a member of the Chinese boyband X Nine.[3]
  • Carman Lee makes a cameo in the drama.[3]
  • Before filming, the cast trained for 15 days to learn action choreography.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

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