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Alchemy of Souls Episode 12 Recap & Review

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Find out what happened in Alchemy of Souls Episode 12. In this article, our author provides a full recap of events in Episode 12.

Below is Alchemy of Souls Episode 12 recap.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Alchemy of Souls Episode 12 Recap

As the Kdrama series progresses, we know that Master Kang’s pupil is to die in public by Jin Mu. So, he rushes in an attempt to escape Cheonbugwan following his pursuit by the assassins. Then, the new host taunts his old body, watching the ‘elder’ pass away without being able to speak. Meanwhile, Jang Uk loses another duel, and he is depressed by his failures even though his friends notice improvements on his skills. Later on, Mu-deok heads out to console the young master, only to stumble on Lady Heo, who introduces herself warmly (much to the disappointment of the Songrim servant).

When Mu-deok finds Jang Uk, she is encouraged after noticing her pupil’s excitement at learning a new skill from the fight he was bested in. So the former assassin gives some words of advice around striking only when an opponent’s guard is down, just to ensure her pupil is well aware of the value of patience.

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However, Mu-deok tries to stop Jang Uk from leaving to see Lady Heo. Perhaps, she is jealous of their potential connection. But a comforting back-and-forth about hard work and injuries drives home the blatant care these two do have for each other, ultimately causing Naksu to sit in deep reflection.

As Jang Uk realises that Lady Heo had visited, we cut to the Crown Prince’s tracking of the red jade, which glows in the hand of the young master to the point his heart palpitates. It piques the interest of the duo to find out reasons behind thier strange feelings as the two head towards each other, only to be disappointed by the misguided energy. “I am truly offended that you were the reason why my heart raced,” the royal says, prior to wondering whether Jang Uk had felt the same feelings he had.

Although, before long, the pettiness between the two rivals returns, with the rookie mage asking the Crown Prince to keep the valued item safe, as he will be reclaiming it soon. Meanwhile, Seo Yul tells Mu-deok that Jang Uk may be able to beat Beom in the young master’s next duel, due to Hyeongong being a spell that is useless if the user lacks skills.

Soon, Dang-gu arrives at the scene with news of “commotion in the capital,” letting his friend know that Master Kang has died at the hands of assassins. The funeral service sees us through the denial of access of Park Jin and co. They are denied entry to pay their condolences. As one would expect, this rejection raises suspicion, as the new host of Kang’s soul is unable to convince the Songrim’s leader of his reasoning for not carrying out an autopsy. But Jin Mu, flanked by Ho-gyeong, manages to stop Park Jin from forcing a look into a death, which he believes has been influenced by sorcery.

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Furthering on in the episode 12 recap of Alchemy of Souls, Lady Jin quizzes her half-brother over the quest to find Bu-yeon, after hearing that Jin Mu knows her whereabouts. In the same stretch, the assistant Gwanju states that Jinyowon’s leader’s eldest child is actually dead, and that his men are going to dig up the grave so the body can be returned.

Ho-gyeong is seemingly shaken by this disclosure. Causing her to declare that this is unacceptable, in the same breath, she adds, in order to bring her daughter back alive. With a promise from Jin Mu that he will do just that, he smugly looks away, but deep down, he is pleased at how his cunning plan is working out well. Subsequently, he confirms if So-i is getting along with her new fake-family, before the two agree to make the fraudster look shabbier so that the heart strings of Lady Jin can be firmly pulled.

Another scene opens with Jang Uk studying. During his personal study, he overhears Park Jin disclosing his suspicions to Master Lee, with the premonition that there must be a deeper reason for assassins to have killed someone who was, by all accounts, already dying. Meanwhile, Jin Mu talks about the scepticism that arises when bodies disappear. For instance, he recalls the days when Naksu used to take care of them so nobody was ever aware of his creation of soul shifters.

Now, though, Songrim’s leader is clued up with the adequate knowledge, after realising that the shadow assassin must have killed those who were to be discarded. As we see both parties then tell the tragic tale of Naksu’s manipulation under the guise of vengeance. With Jang Uk eavesdropping on the conversation, we are returned to Mu-deok and the young master in a close embrace after the revelation about her past.

Following on from Mu-deok’s excitement over the potential power the yin-yang jade holds when told she will be given it again should Jang Uk win it back, the cremation of Master Kang’s old body is shown, with Park Jin in attendance. Here, he is using Seo Yul to check for any evidence of soul shifting, evidence that is delivered via the transferring of energy to the corpse which soon proves that sorcery was involved in the death. What follows is a fight between Master Kang’s new host and Park Jin, who is ready to show the soul shifter becoming petrified to the onlookers with the help of Seo Yul.

Once Master Kang has been exposed, and some more confrontation has taken place, Seo Yul chases after the soul shifter, though is stunted by assassins. This allows for the attempted murder of the petrified former mage, to the delight of Jin Mu, who believes he has been killed. But he isn’t quite a lost cause, a fact Songrim seize advantage of when they take the body with them, close its gate of energy, and hope to revive it so that the “breathing stone” can talk about the situation. Meanwhile, the assistant Gwanju is confident that his rivals will not succeed in their mission, before he orders Yeom-soo to get the assassins prepared for their next task.

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Upnext, Seo Yul catches Mu-deok reading up on the Hyeongong technique, and he is upset that his love is also a soul shifter; typically, he becomes unable to properly adapt. He discloses to Jang Uk how there is “no turning back” once one of these monsters runs wild. Somehow, he warns his friend subtly about the fate that will one day face Naksu. Though Jang Uk reminds Seo Yul that they too can protect soul shifters from the world, by keeping them in check to maintain peace.

Meanwhile, Eunuch Kim is aslso worried that he too, will run wild. He then confides in the Queen over Songrim’s potential to suspect the palace. His requests would, however, result in more trouble for him, as he asks if he could get some portion of the ice stone’s power. He expects the royal to use the secret that she is a shaman residing in the body of the Queen as a thinly veiled threat.

But the Eunuch’s request to have his soul moved once more seems to only cause anger. Concurrently, Jang Uk forfeits when Dang-gu discusses his intent to let his friend beat him, walking out falsely believing that Mu-deok did not wish for him to participate. Once the misunderstanding is cleared up, the two then talk about the fact that there is only one chance left for the jade to be won back, before the former assassin notices the guarding of Sejukwon, elaborating to suggest that the soul shifter’s body must be in there.

Wishing to shoo away a curious Jin Mu while the newer body of Master Kang is still being inspected, Park Jin allows for the visit of Maidservant Kim. Yet his plan for an exception to be made isn’t exactly failproof, as the assistant Gwanju has cosied up to the allowed visitor, meaning he too has to be invited in. A somewhat sentimental scene ensues, until Jin Mu’s words take a sinister twist when the topic turns towards a “special spell.” “You fail to distinguish what you can have and what you cannot,” Songrim’s leader says, hearing in reply taunts about the stories Jang Uk could hear about Jang Gang from Jin Mu.

Confronted by Jin Mu, Jang Uk ends up sent to a barrier made by the Gwanju. He is forced to remain still if he wishes to be unscathed. Later on, the Cheonbugwan villain turns his attention to Mu-deok, calling upon the Eunuch to replenish his energy from the maid, then swap souls with the young master. As expected, the monster capitalises on the offer even if he doesn’t trust Jin Mu, but finds himself pressed for time when a persevering Jang Uk frees himself from the blockade. Yet, we see when he arrives at the scene that it’s actually Naksu taking charge, feeding herself energy through the Eunuch.

Worried about the fact she too may be running wild, Mu-deok doesn’t wish to be approached by Jang Uk, so she keeps him at enough distance so he doesn’t get to have contact with her. However, the young master ignores the warnings, embracing his master in unflinching comfort, which obviously causes the constellations to light up around the pairing as the episode ends.

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