Tale of the Nine-Tailed S2 Ending Explained: Does Yeon Defeat Ryuhei Kato?

Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 episode 12 brought an end to the spectacular season and journey of Yeon in the Japanese Occupation of Korea era, where he meets old friends and new enemies. With this adventure ending, the story of our gumiho is set to continue because more experiences are sure to happen. With that, here’s how this season ended.

As the thrilling journey of Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 neared its conclusion, episode 12 delivered a gripping climax that left viewers on the edge of their seats. In a climactic battle, Yeon emerged triumphant in his formidable gumiho form, vanquishing Ryuhei Kato and providing a satisfying end to the demon’s reign of terror.

However, the story took an unexpected turn as the narrative shifted gears towards a race against time. With victory within his grasp, Yeon faced a new obstacle: reaching the afterlife immigration office. Every second became precious as he embarked on a desperate mission to complete this crucial task.

A dramatic twist occurred when it seemed like Yeon’s path was clear. Fueled by vengeance for Kato’s demise, Akira Saito made a powerful entrance accompanied by his soldiers. The stage was set for an intense confrontation, pitting Yeon against an adversary determined to exact revenge. The suspense and anticipation in the air left viewers yearning for answers.

At that moment, Hong-Joo showed up there and told him to get to Taluipa because she was in charge of the group. After a final hug and kiss, the two parted ways hastily. When the Japanese government police come, Yeon had already left the hotel and was getting into his car.

In a flashback, we see the moment before Moo-young died, Yeon’s request was granted when the symbol on his wrist glowed. Yeon is warned but still insists on doing what he believes is necessary to save his friend’s life.

Kim So-Yeon, Jung Jae-Won, Lee Dong-Wook, and Ryu Kyung-Soo in Tale of the Nine-Tailed

When they return to the present, Moo-young asks Yeon why he made this decision, to which Yeon replies that there is no point in saving each other because they had made a vow to do so a long time ago. Yeon bids adieu and departs as their friendship is back on track, while Moo-young moves aside to make room for his pal.

Post credits scene shows an animated clip of Yeon arriving in the historical Joseon era with his red umbrella and a new adventure to set forth on.

Would Yeon overcome this unexpected obstacle and complete his mission in time? How would he navigate the dangerous situation with Saito and his soldiers? The curiosity surrounding the series’ ending peaked, leaving fans eager to uncover the final resolution.

Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 left viewers captivated and craving more.

The Wandering Doctor

Yeon and Shin-Joo enter the afterlife immigration office, unknowing that the original mountain god watches them silently. Rang, however, rushes to say goodbye to Yeon. Taluipa is relieved when Yeon arrives and instructs them to leave, but Yeon hesitates since he hasn’t said goodbye to Rang. Rang arrives and tells his brother how he protected his loved ones. He apologizes and offers him Yeon’s fortune string.

Yeon unlocks the door to return home after the two cry. Hong-Joo and Moo-young wonder about their friend after Shin-joo goes. Hong-Joo then asks Moo-young about his goal and tells her he now wants to be a roaming doctor and become the person she wants. Hong-Joo misses Yeon and returns to Myeoyeonggak as he wants to return to her.

The intertwining threads of vengeance, redemption, and the supernatural came together in a thrilling climax, promising a riveting finale that would leave a lasting impression on fans.

Kim So-Yeon, Lee Dong-Wook, and Ryu Kyung-Soo in Tale of the Nine Tailed

What happened to the Original Mountain God?

Episode 12 shows us that the original mountain god is now the main antagonist and has his hands on Taluipa’s thousand-miles eyes. The last scene of his is outside the afterlife immigration office, looking at Yeon and Shin-Joo. However, he is ready to bring chaos very soon.

As Taluipa mentioned in episode 11, the original mountain god’s power had been divided into four treasures: the golden ruler and the guardian stone. She also said that these treasures don’t appear in the same era together, so we can assume that he will now embark on a journey through time to get his hands on the other three treasures.

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About Tale of the Nine-Tailed

Tale of the Nine-Tailed (Korean: 구미호뎐) is a 2020 South Korean television drama starring Lee Dong-wook, Jo Bo-ah, and Kim Bum. It aired on tvN from October 7 to December 3, 2020, every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:30 (KST) with 16 episodes.

A second season, titled Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938, premieres on May 6, 2023. with Lee Dong-Wook and Kim Bum reprising their roles and the female lead set to be portrayed by Kim So-yeon, as well as several new cast members like Ryu Kyung-soo

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