- Title: Love Between Fairy and Devil
- Also Known As: 苍兰诀, Cang Lan Jue, Parting of Orchid and Demon king
- Director: Yi Zheng
- Screenwriter: Bai Jin Jin
- Genres: Fantasy, Romance, XianXia, Comedy
- Country: China
- Episodes: 36
- Year: 2022
- Original Network: iQiyi
- Where to watch: iQiyi, WeTV
- Adapted from the novel “Cang Lan Jue” (苍兰诀) by Jiu Lu Fei Xiang (九鹭非香)
List of Recap:
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 1-3 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 4-5 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 6-7 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 8-9 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 10-11 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 12-13 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 14-15 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 16-17 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 18-19 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 20-21 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 22-23 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 24-25 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 26-27 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 28-29 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 30-31 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 32-33 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 34-35 Recap)
- Love Between Fairy and Devil (Episode 36 & Extras Recap) – The End
Hola readers… Another Love Between Fairy and Devil episode recap for you. In this episodes 22 and 23, Dongfang Qingcang would suffer from jealousy while Xiao Lan Hua would suffer from… bad make up artist..😅.
While Dongfang Qingcang was having a good time playing football at Yunmeng Lake, Rong Hao’s condition worsened. The energy he used to visit and play flute for his master weakened him.
Rong Hao recalled 30,000 years ago when Chidi Nüzi had just died. Although Rong Hao had tried his best to save her primordial spirit, he still could not save her life. When he almost killed himself, suddenly a voice telling him even if Rong Hao sacrificed himself, he would not be able to reunite with her.
Rong Hao was surprised when a black mass appeared before him. It entered Rong Hao’s mind and told Rong Hao that he could help Chidi Nüzi. Rong Hao who was in a desperate state of wanting to help his Master promised that he would do anything to help her.
Tai Sui said that he knew a way to help him. And so did Rong Hao. However, Rong Hao could not use the method because he has to sacrifice the Goddess of Xishan. The Goddess has been guarding Xishan and suppressing Evil God, Tai Sui. Her contribution to the three realms was immense. Chidi Nüzi had a close relationship with the Xilan clan and also watches the Goddess grow up.
Tai Sui mocked Rong Hao’s words that said he was willing to do anything for his master. Rong Hao obviously knew a way to help her, but he found many excuses for not doing it. He only cherished himself and was scared of the consequences.
Tai Sui continued that the Goddess of Xishan has a special power to grow everything and the only one who could revive a high immortal. It was justifiable to take her primordial spirit to change it with his master’s life.
After all, Chidi Nüzi had died to save Shuiyuntian, it was not a big deal to kill a little Goddess to save her. Rong Hao still hesitated because he did not want to be disrespectful to his master. Tai Sui laughed at his words. He continued to provoke Rong Hao until he agree to kill the Goddess of Xishan, Xi Yun.
It was Rong Hao who massacred the whole Xilan clan. Xi Yun’s father tried to put some sense in him. But he failed. Therefore the only way to save Xi Yun was to seal her divine power, memory, and appearance. Nobody would recognize her and she would be an ordinary fairy in the three realms. With their last power, her parents and the remaining Xilan clan turned Xi Yun into a seed.
Because Rong Hao failed to get the primordial spirits of the Goddess of Xishan, Tai Sui used evil spirits to keep Chidi Nüzi alive. However, she must be thrown into Yunmeng lake to become a mortal and experience hardship because her primordial spirit was unstable.
Rong Hao did not understand why Tai Sui was still alive. He should be killed by the Xilan clan thousand years ago. Tai Sui laughed at his question because nobody could destroy him. The Xilan clan only destroyed his body and sealed him in the Spirit-Shattering Abyss with the power of the Goddess of Xishan.
Everybody knew that the Xilan clan has the power to grow everything and revive the dead. But nobody knew that the Xilan clan, for generations, had been guarding Xishan to keep an eye on Tai Sui and they tried to completely destroy him.
However, Tai Sui said that his power would be gone soon because he lacks the evil spirit to fight against the pure power of the Xilan clan. Rong Hao guessed right that Tai Sui needed him to refine evil spirits for him, killed the Goddess, and help him reappear. If Rong Hao refuse to do that, Chidi Nüzi would die along with Tai Sui. With a determined face, Rong Hao talked to the unconscious Chidi Nüzi that he’ll do anything to save her, even if it meant that he would go astray or it would destroy the three realms.
Tai Sui reminded Rong Hao that if he was swallowed by the Goddess of Xishan, the remaining spirit of Chidi Nüzi would be destroyed completely. Rong Hao asked Die Yi why she did not give Tai Sui evil spirits. But Die Yi said that they had run out of evil spirits. Dongfang Qingcang had destroyed the Haishi City and the Soul Transformation Cauldron and Xunfeng had broken their relationship. Rong Hao told Tai Sui that he would refine the evil spirit by himself.
Back in Yunmeng Lake, our fab four continued their mission. This time they went to a restaurant. Dongfang Qingcang would entertain Xiao Run, while Xiao Lan Hua would entertain Xie Wanqing. Yet, the main leads were not ready. Xiao Lan Hua forget the words while Dongfang Qingcang said that he would be angry every time he saw Xiao Run. Jieli reassures them as long as her plan worked, everything would be okay.
Xie Wanqing and Xiao Lan Hua drink tea at the restaurant. Xie Wanqing was happy to see Xiao Lan Hua, she told her that even though she lived in a lively place such as Feixian Hall, she did not have any close friends. Everybody wanted to get close to her because of her famous reputation but despised her status as a prostitute.
Xie Wanqing praised Xiao Lan Hua as a person with a pure heart. Our little orchid only could smile awkwardly to hear the praise. Xie Wanqing told her that she met someone at the Lantern festival. This news shocked Xiao Lan Hua so she dropped her wine cup. Xie Wanqing continued the story.
The man whom she met said a few words to her, it was too bad that she forget everything since she was drunk. But she could feel that his presence filled her heart. Since then, she asked many people about the man but nobody saw him. Xie Wanqing told her that when he approached her, the pain in her birthmark was so clear.
Dongfang Yuanwai and Shang Que waited for Xiao Run at the front door of the restaurant when Xiao Run ran to him and called him brother. Xiao Run tells him that he was about to make a decision that will affect his life. Lately, he always thought about a certain elegant lady who looked like a fairy from heaven. Therefore, he decided that he would only marry her in this life. Dongfang Qingcang thought that he talked about Xie Wanqing. Therefore he said that he would support him.
Qu Shui came over and said that everything has ready. Dongfang Qingcang followed after him only to see a big banner with Xiao Lan Hua’s face painted on it hanging in the restaurant’s hall.
Meanwhile, Xiao Lan Hua who already guessed that the man Xie Wanqing talked about was Dongfang Qingcang, reminded her not to be fooled by a man who approached her in the middle of the night. Xie Wangqing reassured her that if he was a bad guy, she would give up immediately, but if he was not, she would regret it if she missed him.
Dongfang Qingcang’s eyes were round when he saw the painting. Xiao Run announced that the lady in the picture was his lover, and he would pay for any information about her whereabouts. Dongfang Qingcang was sure that he has erased Xiao Run’s memory, but somehow, Xiao Run still remember Xiao Lan Hua’s appearance. When Xiao Lan Hua saw the picture, she was shocked and tried her best to keep Xie Wanqing from seeing the picture.
When a man asked Xiao run where did he get the money for the information, Xiao Run said that he got Dongfang Yuanwai’s support. He told Dongfang Qingcang that he would not dare to do it, if Dongfang Yuanwai did not encourage him, he would not dare to do that. Dongfang Qingcang gritted his teeth and said OK.
But the torture for him was not over yet. Dongfang Qingcang, with a sour face and a frown, still has to hear Xiao Run praise him as his brother. His frown deepened when Xiao Run suggested an idea for them to be brothers with different surnames.
Did he mean a sworn brother? 🤔
Seeing the frown, Xiao Run thought that he was unwilling. But the show must go on. Dongfang Qingcang said yes and they will pick an auspicious day for the ceremony. But Xiao Run wanted to do it on that day. He immediately runs to prepare things. Therefore, two immortals who were an enemy of each other/love rivals were sworn to be brothers who shared blessings and difficulties.
This is, dear readers… was what I called a plot twist!! 🤣🤣.
When Jieli wanted to sabotage Xiao Lan Hua’s painting, Qu Shui stopped her. But Jieli was stunned to see Qu Shui’s face. Jieli uses her glib tongue to put some sense in him and persuade him to move the painting since it would harm the lady and Xiao Run himself. Yet, after he put down the paintings, Qu Shui remembered that Xiao Run had somebody to copy the paintings and posted it in every nook and cranny of Lucheng City.
Meanwhile, in the Memory Loss River, Rong Hao was still thinking about how to refine evil spirits. When he was discussing it with Die Yi, a group of Shuiyuntian troops came. The leader recognized him as the kind-hearted immortal who saved his life. Rong Hao lied to him that he was looking for an elixir for Changheng. When the leader offered to help him, Rong Hao had to accept the offer and followed them to the guard station. He had another plan in his mind.
Xiao Run was drunk in the restaurant. He hugged Dongfang Qingcang’s knee and told him about his love matter while the Demon lord waited for him with a sullen face. When Xiao Run wanted another bottle, Dongfang Qingcang used the opportunity to go out. It was the same with Xiao Lan Hua, she also find an opportunity to get out on the pretense of getting another bottle of wine.
When the two met, jealousy was sparked in the air. Dongfang Qingcang accused her to meet Changheng secretly, While Xiao Lan Hua accused him to do something to Xie Wanqing that made her fall in love with him and talk about him all the time.
Their quarrel had to stop when Xiao Run and Xie Wanqing looked for them. They immediately hide inside the same cupboard. When they realize that they were too close, the atmosphere becomes awkward.
From behind the door railing, they saw Xie Wanqing and Xiao Run missing the meeting. They immediately split up to find another place to hide. But fate really played them all. Xiao Lan Hua who was starving, was back at her table to eat when someone patted her shoulder. When she looked at the person, her eyes bulged because the person was Changheng.
Meanwhile, when Dongfang Qingcang met Xie Wanqing when he opened a random door.
Ahahahah… this was such a funny episode…🤣
It’s a gloomy day at Dongfang’s mansion.Dongfang Qingcang and Xiao Lan Hua sat in the mansion and waited for Shang Que and Jieli. They had been gone for 4 hours to tear every single painting of Xiao Lan Hua that Xiao run made. When they finally return, Shang Que and Jieli looked very tired, Xiao Run had made 500 paintings and it was pasted all over Lucheng City. Dongfang Qingcang was angry and blamed Jieli for her ideas.
He threatened her that if Xie Wanqing failed to experience the hardships, he would send her to Silver Lake to dig rocks. Xiao Lan Hua defend her. With a sour face, she blamed him for being too charming that made Xie Wanqing fall in love and obsessed with him after only a date under the moonlight. Dongfang Qingcang replied that he did not deserve such praise from a fairy on the painting…
Ahahahaha… more spilled vinegar in this episode…😂
Jieli and Shang Que smiled awkwardly at the situation. Jieli signaled him to persuade his master. But Shang Que was not in the good mood right now. He was upset because Jieli spent so much time with Qu Shui.
After a while, Xiao Lan Hua told them that she must meet Xiao Run by herself snd told him to give up on her. Dongfang Qingcang refuses the idea. Xiao Run’s eyes and heart were full of her. If she comes to him, he guarantees that they‘ll be married by tomorrow. Jieli had a great idea. She wanted to let Xiao Lan Hua meet Xiao Run personally. But to make him give up on her, she needs to put on “special makeup”.
Jieli helps her to put on the makeup. However, when Dongfang Qingcang saw it, he was not satisfied. He said that the makeup was not ugly enough. Then the Great Moon Supreme Lord put more special makeup on Xiao Lan Hua. While working, he mumbled about Changheng who had become a mortal but still liked an ordinary girl like her.
When he finished his masterpiece, he look satisfied. Jieli praised his work of art, she said that if Xiao Run saw Xiao Lan Hua in this state, he would definitely have a nightmare.
Dongfang Qingcang gave her some pointers on how to deal with Xiao Run. She must act as rude and as vulgar as possible. She also had to make sure that his love for her has gone completely. When Xiao Lan Hua was about to leave, he stopped her. He reprimanded her for being so eager to meet Xiao Run and told her to leave at noon. When the time to go has come, he told her many rules.
Xiao Lan Hua must not look at Xiao Run, must not talk too close to him, must not smile at him, and she must not go to a place where there was few people. Xiao Lan Hua looked at him and questioned why he become so strange because he was talkative and overcautious. But when she really had to go, Dongfang Qingcang gave her a bag full of food that Xiao Lan Hua received happily. Jieli saw their interaction and felt helpless for them…😅.
After waiting for a long time, Xiao Run finally met the fairy of his dream. However, she was completely different from what he used to see. She dressed hideously, her manners were rude, and her words were vulgar. Well, Xiao Run was quite smart because he immediately thought that Xiao Lan Hua was testing him.
Therefore, instead of criticizing her, Xiao Run complimented her makeup, dress, and hair. He even said that Xiao Lan Hua had dressed meticulously for him, and it showed him how important their meeting was for her. So he was not angry even though he had to wait for a long time. Xiao Lan Hua ran out of words, she was defeated completely.
In a place not far away from them, Dongfang Qingcang, Shang Que, and Jieli observe everything that happened between Xiao Lan Hua and Xiao Run. Dongfang Qingcang was unsatisfied with Xiao Lan Hua’s act.
Xiao Lan Hu continues with her drama. She asked him why did he draw her face and posted it all over Lucheng City. She also said the paintings were so ugly and did not show her beauty at all. But she was like punching a cotton bag because Xiao Run immediately admit that his skill was bad and he would practice harder in the future. Xiao Lan Hua lost her ability to act when she realized that although Changheng was a mortal, he still as gentle as he was back then in Shuiyuntian.
Even when she was being unreasonable, he was not angry at all. Xiao Lan Hua changed her tactics. She sat on the floor, take off her shoe, and massaged her foot. Who would have known that Xiao Run also did the same? When the Moon Supreme Lord lost his patience, Shang Que stop him from leaving. He reminded his master about their mission and persuaded him not to kill Changheng.
Dongfang Qingcang said that he was the only one who could make Xiao Run give up on her. Meanwhile, Xiao Run said that he always felt that he and Xiao Lan Hua were destined to be together. Suddenly, Dongfang Qingcang appeared and acted intimately with Xiao Lan Hua. Under the shocked expression of Xiao Run and Xiao Lan Hua, Dongfang Qingcang said that they had been married for three years and now she was pregnant.
Dongfang Qingcang pretended to be a good husband who coaxed his angry wife. Xiao Run was shocked and distressed. He never thought that the fairy in his dream had been married. Much more to his sworn brother. The reality hit him hard.
Xiao Lan Hua panicked because the scenario was beyond her imagination. She kept looking at Xiao Run who looked dejected. She protested to Dongfang Qingcang, but he told her that was the only way to make Xiao Run give up on her. Dongfang Qingcang explained to Xiao Run that he thought Xiao Run would forget about his wife for 3 or 5 days.
Who would have thought that his wife was angry with him and decided to meet Xiao Run and create some misunderstandings between them. He apologized and asked for Xiao Lan Hua’s painting. Xiao Run gave Dongfang Qingcang the painting that he keep on his sleeve. He looked at the pairs that went further and further.
Xiao Lan Hua saw many people buy DIY kong ming lanterns for the Lantern Festival. Because she was interested in the lanterns, Dongfang Qingcang was going to take her there but Xiao Lan Hua stopped him. She asked him to change her appearance first. Dongfang Qingcang smiled at her.
That night they went to the Lantern Festival. Xiao Lan Hua asked Dongfang Qingcang about his wish. Xiao Lan Hua was dumbfounded when she learnt that Dongfang Qingcang’s wishes were to destroy Shuiyuntian, killed the hypocritical immortals to comfort his father, and unify the three realms so the people of Cangyan Sea would suffer less disease, less disaster, and never suffered from separation.
However, he did need anybody to make his wishes come true. That was why he did not feel any need to pray to the kong ming lanterns and heaven. Xiao Lan Hua was disappointed with his answer.
Dongfang Qingcang told Xiao Lan Hua that instead of praying for kong ming lantern to make her wish come true, she should try to beg him. As the Moon Supreme Lord of the three realms, he has the power to make her wish come true. Xiao Lan Hua said that her wish was simple. She wished that there would be no war at Memory Loss River.
Dongfang Qingcang knew what her wishes meant. She wanted him to stop the war. However, he could not do it. There were too many reasons to start the war than to stop the war. Xiao Lan Hua looked at his face and decided to not continue their conversation. That night was a happy occasion, they should stop talking about the war. Then she continued to write her wishes on the kong ming lantern.
When they release the kong ming lantern, Dongfang Qingcang wished for Xiao Lan Hua to forever stay by his side. While Xiao Lan Hua prayed for Dongfang Qingcang to always be safe and happy, to always have companions, and always be surrounded by loyalty and love so he would never be lonely, even though she was not by his side anymore. Dongfang Qingcang stared at her face when she prayed.
Early in the morning at Feixian Hall, Xie Wanqing had all her treasure piled up in her room. There were many valuable and rare treasures that she had been collecting for the past 10 years. When Xiao Lan Hua came to deliver Xie Wanqing’s Peony flower that had bloomed, she was told that Xie Wanqing would use all her wealth to redeem herself from the Feixian Hall.
After she became a free person, she would search for the man of her dream. The little Orchid felt uneasiness sweep over her. She never knew that Xie Wanqing was very determined to find Dongfang Qingcang. Once again, their plan hit the wall.
In the morning, Dongfang Qingcang found Xiao Run at his front door. Dongfang Qingcang thought Xiao Run already gives up on Xiao Lan Hua. However, Xiao Run was there to ask for forgiveness from him. He said that the fairy’s face had been lingering in his heart for too long. But he promised to not appear in front of her again. Xiao Run also told him that he would leave Lucheng City and would join the garrison in the border town. He might leave for three or five years. Dongfang Qingcang stopped him.
Dongfang Qingcang, Xiao Lan Hua, Jieli, and Shang Que went to the road near the bamboo forest to send him off. They might look calm, but they actually were panicking. If Xiao Run really left, Xie Wanqing would fail to experience her hardships and their plan would fail. All of their brains worked so hard to find a reason to keep Xiao Run in Lucheng City. When Xiao Run was about to leave, Jieli stepped forward to congratulate him.
Xiao Run had passed the test from Dongfang Qingcang. Xiao Lan Hua was his biological sister, and as an elder brother, he could not bear to let his beloved sister marry such a careless man like him. They pretended to be a lover to find out how he would deal with it.
Jieli continued to babble, she pretended not to see the angry face of Dongfang Qingcang and the awkward face of Xiao Lan Hua. In the end, Jieli said that Xiao Run could marry Xiao Lan Hua because he lived up to Dongfang Qingcang and Xiao Lan Hua’s expectations.
Xiao Run was excited to hear Jieli’s words. On the contrary, Dongfang Qingcang’s face was like a storm ready to devour the land. He was so angry when he heard about the marriage. Xiao Run hurriedly came to Dongfang Qingcang and gave him a bow and called him brother-in-law.
After all the fuss, Xiao Run decided that he would not go to the border anymore. Dongfang Qingcang asked him whether he really understood what love is and what would he do with his carefree life. Xiao Run told him that his heart felt empty when Xiao Lan Hua left him the other day.
He also said that his feeling was sincere and promised to give her everything she wanted in the future. Dongfang Qingcang angrily stopped his words. He was furious that Shang Que must remind him to calm down.
Dongfang Qingcang was uncertain about what he felt at that time. He wondered if the feeling he had was love.
Meanwhile, Rong Hao and Die Yi massacred 3,000 Shuiyuntian soldiers at the border station. Nobody escaped his clutch. He needed their primordial spirits to refine evil spirits for Tai Sui.
It was another gloomy day in Dongfang’s mansion. Dongfang QIngcang, Xiao Lan Hua, and Shang Que sat in silence. Jieli comes up with a brilliant idea. To arrange two wedding ceremonies on the Flora day and change the brides.
However, Dongfang Qingcang suddenly disagreed with the idea and said that marriage was not child’s play. Xiao Lan Hua agreed with Jieli’s plan. She said that although the process was different, as long as the story ending was according to fate poem, it could be considered as successful. Then she persuaded Dongfang Qingcang to marry Xie Wanqing. But the Moon Supreme Lord was determined. He stated that would only marry the girl he loved.
Ahhh.. another plan that hit the wall!
I somehow missed the explanations with Chidi and the evil God the first time I watched it 🤣 so the evil God was the one who had Chidi’s primordial spirit and he is the one who had Rong Hao send her spirit to the mortal realm. I’d been trying to figure that bit out for awhile now, lol! Guess I should have paid better attention the first time.
I’m enjoying their jealousy more this time, now that I’m not impatiently worried, haha! Though the plot and character development take advantage of this mortal world segment, I do think it’s the weakest part of the show, but I admit I don’t know how else theyd have covered the same ground if they’d all stayed in the immortal realms.