We saw tension between Gaoshun and Jinshi in the previous episode when Gaoshun questioned Jinshi about his unwillingness to work and his obsession with Maomao. The plot takes an unexpected turn when a messenger rushes into Jinshi’s chambers with Kounen’s devastating news. Gyokuyou and Maomao are informed about the aftermath by Jinshi and Gaoshun following Kounen’s unexpected death.
Despite her seeming apathy to Kounen’s death, she shares with the other group members some insightful observations regarding the risks associated with excessive alcohol intake.
Suspecting foul play, Jinshi exposes the broken bottle that held the lethal mixture to Maomao as Gaoshun gives him a thorough report in his quarters. Along with information from the crime scene, Jinshi gives Maomao the alcohol that Kounen consumed.
According to Maomao’s expert study of the broken bottle, Kounen died from an overindulgence of salt. She speculates that Kounen may not have been able to taste salt due to stress or an unbalanced diet brought on by his family’s death.
While acknowledging foul play, the Maomao declines to take accountability for identifying the offender. As Gaoshun departs, she observes Jinshi wearing a sorrow talisman, demonstrating the close relationship between Jinshi and Kounen.
Jinshi thanks Maomao for her assistance by giving her a gourd full of vodka. A woman drowns as the program comes to an end. Maomao receives instructions from her “apothecary master” not to inspect the body, even if she and the palace doctor are aware.
She considers using human bodies as possible ingredients in medications after an incident with her father in which he foresaw her propensity to steal from cemeteries if she handled the deceased. Let’s see when episode 10 of The Apothecary Diaries is going to be released, the timings, and where to watch it.
In “The Apothecary Diaries,” Episode 9, we dive into a mystery and suspenseful story. Gaoshun tells Jinshi to get back to work after he pouts about Maomao. A messenger interrupts them and shares startling information about Kounen, which causes their talk to take an unexpected turn. After seeing the startling scenario for themselves, Jinshi and Gaoshun tell Gyokuyou and Maomao about it the following morning.
Even after Kounen passes away, Maomao takes time to warn the others about the risks associated with binge drinking. Suspicion of foul play is aroused when Jinshi offers Maomao the booze Kounen consumed and divulges information from the crime scene.
To find out more about the circumstances, the three of them meet in Jinshi’s quarters. Jinshi shows Maomao the broken bottle that held the deadly mixture, and Gaoshun gives Maomao a thorough report.
When Maomao examines the cracked bottle and determines that Kounen’s death was caused by too much salt in the beverage, her knowledge is put to the test. Maomao strongly maintains that foul play was involved, even though she has absolved herself of any responsibility for the incident. She believes Kounen’s loss of the ability to taste salt was caused by stress or an unbalanced diet after his family passed away.
Maomao discovers Jinshi wearing a sorrow talisman after Gaoshun departs, indicating that Kounen had a profound influence on him. Following a lighthearted conversation over a bill with an alcohol theme, Jinshi gives Maomao an alcohol-filled gourd in appreciation for her help. Just then, a woman is found drowning, which worries Maomao and the royal physician.
Despite Maomao’s medical background, she is unable to examine the body due to the “apothecary master’s” demands. Consequently, she muses over the human body as a possible drug ingredient and remembers an incident involving her father, who predicts that if she works with the dead, she will tend grave theft. In Jinshi’s room, the three talk about the drowning.
He goes into philosophical thoughts on death and its connection to fate, not sure if Maomao’s death was a suicide or a kill. When Jinshi asks about the unusual circumstances that nearly led to him hurting her, she is perplexed.
After leaving, Maomao discusses the possibilities regarding the maid’s potential involvement in the incident that caused harm, her obvious suicide, and the case’s conclusion following the discovery of her suicide note.
Gaoshun uncovers that Fengming, Lady Ah-Duo’s chief lady-in-waiting at The Garnet Pavilion, is responsible for the event, including the burnt arm as part of a past claim. Jinshi takes off the scene with a part on her mind and a suggestion that there may be more requests.
Feelings run high and low in the Apothecary Diaries” Episode 9, as Maomao’s analytical aptitudes and persona come along. With more shocks and stunning turns to come, the plot keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.
Release Date & Where to Watch
The Apothecary Diaries Episode 10 is set to release on 10 December 2023. Let’s see the timings of The Apothecary Diaries Episode 10 for various regions
- Japanese Standard Time: 10:00 PM on Sunday, December 10, 2023
- Central European Time: 03:00 PM on Sunday, December 10, 2023
- New York: 09:00 AM on Sunday, December 10, 2023
- Australian Capital Territory: 12:00 AM on Sunday, December 10, 2023
- Pacific Time: 06:00 AM on Sunday, December 10, 2023
- Eastern European Time: 03:00 PM on Sunday, December 10, 2023
Fans can watch The Apothecary Diaries Episode 10 on Crunchyroll.