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Arthdal Chronicles Season 2 Episode 9 Recap and Review: Saya’s End and the Beginning of the War!

Arthdal Chronicles The Sword of Aramun (아라문의 검: 아스달 연대기) is the newest season of the historical fantasy Kdrama under the same name directed by Kim Kwang-shik. The show brings back the old cast along with many new faces including, Jang Dong-gun, Lee Joon-gi, Shin Sae-kyeong, Kim Ok-bin, Shin Joo-hwan, and Park Hae-joon alongside other cast members.

Arthdal Chronicles season 2 brings us to eight years after Tagon was crowned King and now a much-awaited war is soon to arrive. While Tagon and Eunseom prepare for a battle to bring in a new dynasty, political wars continue behind the scenes as rebellion, bloodshed and revenge await in the dark. Who will become the ruler of Arthdal and what does the new dynasty behold?

The show will have 12 episodes and be broadcast on tvN on the Saturday-Sunday slot at 9:20 PM KST time slot previously occupied by The Uncanny Counter season 2. Arthdal Chronicles season 2 episode 9 has a run time of 78 minutes.

The synopsis of the show reads:

The myth of Arthdal, written by the master of the sword, begins now! The fateful story of Tagon, Eunseom, Tanya, and Taealha, who write different legends in the ancient land of Arth.

-Arthdal Chronicles Season 2 Episode 9 Recap Contains Spoilers-

Arthdal Chronicles Season 2 Episode 9 Recap

Arthdal Chronicles The Sword of Aramun episode 9 begins with Nunbyeol revealing her identity to Tagon who is surprised and fearful for his life. Meanwhile, Saya and the others are captured while Taealha scoffs at Gilseon when he thinks that the king is perfectly safe as Nunbyeol cannot put Tagon in danger.

Back in the room, Nunbyeol begins her attacks and pushes Tagon into a corner when Arok stabs her and pleads for his father’s life which reminds Nunbyeol of her past. While Tagon tells Arok to leave as he pleads to her, Chaeeun arrives and asks Nunbyeol to escape as this was all a trap. Right then, Gilseon arrives and threatens to kill Chaeeun if Nunbyeol does not back off.

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Seeing this situation, Nunbyeol gives up the dagger, fights the soldiers in the room and escapes with Chaeeun while Tagon is rushed to treatment. He then prepares for the busy night ahead and tells Arok to stay in his room, however, the little prince heads to find his mother only to see Taealha with bound hands.

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As he tears up and hopes that his mother is safe, Taealha assures him and tells him that she will not die before pulling out the odourless poison Bichwisan from her sleeve which she drops when Mungtae tries to take it. Tagon picks up the bottle and identifies the poison before heading out and tells her that he will not kill Arok’s mother.

Meanwhile, Tanya receives news of what happened and tells Yangcha to go to Eunseom with her message, while Taealha’s maidservants succeed in escaping imprisonment. Back in the palace, Saya arrives before Tagon who gives two options- either kill himself using the Bichwisan or use the iron sword in front of him to kill Tanya.

Saya picks the poison without hesitation and warns Tagon about the real Aramun while telling him to remember his face as this is the face of the one who will kill him, with this he takes his last breath. As he finally falls to his death, Tagon orders for his body to be thrown in the woods for the wild beasts to feed upon.

After conquering the Molabeol fort, the word of preparing iron swords begins in the Ago tribe which finally brings Eunseom to focus on dealing with Suhana. He confronts her and finds her free of any remorse as she accepts that she has been a spy for Tagon for 30 years. He then orders for her to be thrown in prison with tears in his eyes.

Back in Arthdal, Tagon informs Tanya about Saya’s death and tells her that he will soon get rid of her, build a statue for her and make God’s voice his own. As he prepares for the Inaishingi who has advanced to Arthdal’s forefront, for Yangcha, he will make sure to tear him limb from limb in front of Tanya.

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Tagon then informs his commanders and ministers that he will now enter the battlefield and lead the army to victory against the Ago tribe. Meanwhile, Karat is intrigued by the Ago tribe’s preparations for war and while he wishes to join, he refuses Eunseom’s offer to be a part of this war as Momo tribe members receive the blessing to go to the world of light after having repaid their debt.

Eunseom respects their tradition but wonders if a life without a goal is something that he would really want. Elsewhere, Taealha gets news about what happened after her arrest from a maid who brought her food. She hands over her earrings and scented pouch in exchange for news before passing on a task to the servant.

However, this servant passes on the note to Gilseon who takes it to Tagon, who then orders Gilseon to capture the aides of Taealha. Meanwhile, Tanya has her own plans ready as she calls for Moa to work out her plan as she believes that Saya is still alive. Before heading out, Tagon finally realises that Gilseon has been tricked by Taealha who has prepared a trap for him.

Meanwhile, Taealha’s servant Hae Yeobi finds the servant carrying Taealha’s pouch and understands what she wants. She then heads over to find Saya’s body while this message is passed to Tanya through the network she created with Moa. The next day, Eunseom meets Suhana who gives him no reaction until Yangcha’s arrival is mentioned.

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He heads over and gets news about Saya’s tragedy along with Tanya’s message for him. He then sends Yangcha to be put together with Suhana and the mother-son duo recognises each other. The two are surprised and after a moment of reminiscence, Yangcha asks his mother to stop being a spy for Tagon as he is one of the rebels who now stands against him.

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Hearing his words and about his feelings for Tanya, she decides to reveal vital information to Eunseom. She tells him that Tagon will attack from the forest area behind the castle and he himself will be present in the war this time. He shares this information with the others and they soon begin planning accordingly.

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Meanwhile, Yangcha returns to Arthdal but is caught by Gilseon; while Karat and his men face an attack from the Arthdal army and are defeated. Only Karat manages to escape while the bodies of his friends are taken to Tagon who promises to attack the Momo Tribe soon.

The next day, Eunseom is ready with traps and a way to win against Tagon. Soon, Tagon enters with his forces into the forest and the attack of the Ago tribe works until Tagon outruns them to out in the open. With only Tachukan and Mirusol leading the part of the Ago army, Tagon soon reveals his real plan and surrounds them with the rest of the Arthdal army.

Meanwhile, a wounded Karat appears in front of Eunseom and tells him about Tagon’s trap before asking him to send his friends to the Land of Light and breathing his last breath. Eunseom is shocked by this information and orders everyone to move to the other side of the hill with their horses.

Soon, Tachukan and Mirusol are surrounded by the Arthdal army when Eunseom shouts their names and charges with his cavalry towards the battlefield. The Ago tribe once again become a force to reckon with as they begin suppressing Tagon’s forces. Seeing this scene and the Inaishingi, Tagon becomes furious and jumps in to fight Eunseom himself.

However, Tagon is shocked when he sees a face similar to Saya’s staring at him with a smirk on his face.

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Arthdal Chronicles Season 2 Episode 9 Review

Another tremendous start to the Arthdal Chronicles Sword of Aramoon weekend as we are taken to a whole new level with this show. From Saya’s obviously-not-going-to-die death to the war that has finally begun, this episode has brought us to another high today.

The episode showed us Taealha’s cunningness and her rhythm with her trusted servants, Tanya’s network, Saya’s dedication, Tagon’s battle skills, and Eunseom’s refusal to give up. Each of these characters brought out their strengths, old and new, and showed us what they bring to the table eight years later.

This episode really brought out their mature selves and gave us an unforgettable start that will lead us to the end.

What do you think about this episode? Let us know in the comments below!

Watch Arthdal Chronicles on Disney+.

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