I fell in love with the anime series Mo Dao Zu Shi so when I saw that there was a drama adaptation, I had to watch it! Read below on my thoughts about this episode in this Untamed Episode 1 recap!
*Read at your own risk! Spoilers below*
Untamed Episode 1 Recap Highlights:
- Wei Wu Xian dies and comes back in another body
- Familiar acquaintances show up
- A mysterious possessed arm causes massive slaughter
The series has a very beautiful opening theme song. There are no lyrics but the instrumentals are so powerful that they tug at my heartstrings.
It seems to be alluding to the complexity of emotions that are likely the highlight of this show.
A separation and reunion of friends maybe?
Either way, I think the song is beautiful and a great introduction to the show at first glance.
Wei Wu Xian’s Death
The show starts with Wei Wu Xian glancing at the chaotic battlefield.
He looks so forlorn as if he has nothing to live while everyone is frantically fighting to possess the tiger seal.
Did he get betrayed?
Various thoughts echo at the beginning to highlight everyone’s hate towards him so that seems likely.
What did he do to earn everyone’s hate?
But he does have at least ONE good friend though. The sole person who reached out to save him when he was falling off a cliff.
Lan Wang Ji. Despite his severe wounds, he reached out.
Then there’s Jian Cheng. Who looks at Wei Wu Xian with contempt and doesn’t even hesitate to thrust a sword at him.
What’s their story? So many unresolved mysteries.
Sixteen Years Later
Mo Yuanyu sacrifices himself to summon Wei Wu Xian to help him get revenge on the Mo Family.
Everyone describes Wei Wu Xian as someone who fell into darkness but what’s the true story?
There’s definitely a deeper plot being hinted and I’m curious to find out what truly happened 16 years ago.
Meanwhile, Wei Wu Xian needs to fulfill Mo Yuanyu’s will before he can continue living.
As the repercussions for not doing so will be severe.
Despite Wei Wu Xian’s reluctance, something foul is afoot. Because there are several murders in the Mo family.
Gusu Lan Clan members show up to exorcise evil spirits and Wei Wu Xian can’t help but recall someone from that clan.
It’s probably a close friend considering Wei Wu Xian’s melancholy.
When the Gusu Lan members struggle with containing the possession of Mo family members, they issue a signal flare for help.
And Lan Wang Ji shows up to resolve the issue.
While Wei Wu Xian bails before Lan Wang Ji could recognize him.
I could sense Lan Wang Ji’s sadness when he tried to chase after Wei Wu Xian, wondering if it’s truly him.
Overall I thought this was a great first episode for this show. The audience is intrigued about the mysteries regarding Wei Wu Xian’s past.
Was he truly a villain like everyone said he was? I guess we will find out!
Thoughts about the show? Leave a comment below!