‘Alchemy of Souls’ Episode 1-2: Destined Enemies Jung So Min, Lee Jae Wook Form Alliance

The new fantasy romance drama “Alchemy of Souls” is finally released, showcasing the beauty of mage romance, magic, and mystery in the intriguing location of Daeho. Starring Jung So Min, Lee Jae Wook, Hwang Minhyun and more, the new tvN series tells the story of an assassin who finds himself trapped in the body of a mage’s servant. Keep reading for all the details!

‘Alchemy of Souls’ Episode 1: The Disappearance and Resurrection of Naksu

Episode 1 begins with a betrayal as the dying royal king orders the best mage in the land, Jang Gang (Joo Sang Wook), to cast a spell on them to switch places for seven days.

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Due to the king’s power, Jang Gang adopts magic and switches places with him, not knowing that the king is only looking for Do Hwa (Bae Gang Hee), his beloved wife.

After 20 long years, Park Jin (Yoo Jun Sang) finally faces off against the fearsome Naksu (Go Yoon Jung), a shadow assassin who uses bodies of water to bring down the land’s powerful mages.

Although the former possesses great powers and magical spells, she is also human. When an arrow passes through her chest, she begins to bleed to death.

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Luckily, she manages to switch bodies with a blind girl named Mu Deok (Jung So Min). Unfortunately, in addition to being blind, she also loses her powers.

Naksu’s body is examined by the superiors of the royal temple and wonders where his soul is, worrying about the return of soul-transforming mages who can be detrimental when they go mad.

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On the other hand, Episode 1 introduces the Four Seasons of Daeho, the children of the most powerful families.

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Jin Cho Yeon (Oh My Girl Arin) from the Jin Family; Park Dang Gu of the Park family; Seo Yul (Hwang Minhyun) from the Seo Family; and Jang Uk, the successor of the Jang family.

Unlike the first three, Jang Uk doesn’t have great skills and abilities when it comes to casting spells after his father, Jang Gang, cursed him.

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In Episode 1, it was revealed that Jang Uk is the solid result of King’s betrayal. But, like his father, he is stubborn and bossy.

Because his Energy Gate was cursed by Jang Gang, he needs a Grandmaster to teach him at least the basics of magic.

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When Mu Deok and Jang Uk’s lives become entangled, they become master and servant. Jang Uk becomes deeply intrigued by Mu Deok, while the latter buys time to plan her revenge.

At the end of the episode, Jang Uk discovers Mu Deok’s true identity after his eyes glow under the moonlit night.

‘Alchemy of Souls’ Episode 2: Alliance of Destined Enemies

Due to the blue glow in Mu Deok’s eyes – a hint that a different soul resides within the body – Jang Uk finds out who she is.

In Episode 2, he offers Naksu, in the form of Mu Deok, allegiance. As she teaches him how to become the greatest mage in the land, he will protect her from the people plotting her death.

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Naksu’s men infiltrate Songrim, the kingdom of the mage. Park Jin senses that there was a spy inside Songrim who turned out to be Jin Mu (Jo Jae Yoon), Jang Gang’s servant in the past.

Jang Uk then claims Naksu’s sword. After all, he belongs to his father Jang Gang, the most powerful figure who took down Naksu.

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Due to his situation, he is unable to draw it. He then tries to convince Mu Deok to become his teacher again as they watch Naksu’s body burn in front of the crowd.

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Unfortunately, Mu Deok is as weak as Jang Uk. She couldn’t draw it, even when her sword recognized her.

As a last resort, Mu Deok poisons Jang Uk with herbal tea in hopes that the mages will open his energy gate and save his life.

Thanks to this, the poison will be removed from his body and he will finally be able to cast spells like a real mage.

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When Heo Yeom (Lee Do Kyung) opens the energy gates of Jang Uk, Mu Deok sees hope and calls him his student, confirming their alliance.

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Written by Elijah Mully.

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