I’ll report on the ratings for Alchemy of Souls if there is any meaningful change but it’s been staying around 5.3% and 6.5% on Sundays for two weeks now and it’s more interesting to keep tabs on the actual plot development. This world that the Hong Sisters created, cobbled together from a bajillion prior novel, drama, movie, play bits and pieces we’ve seen before but never bibimbap-ed this way, feels like a beautifully layered animation cell. Each piece rendered lovingly and when layered together and then moved it creates the live image and I believe there is so many more layers than I could have imagined. Episode 7 took a foray into a cave of wonders, the Jin family collection lair of magical items, and somehow brought each male lead closer to their own feelings AND moved the story forward meaningfully. I wonder if Mu Duk (the body and the original soul) could be the vessel for the elemental ice thingie that creates the power for soul swapping, hence she can handle Naksu’s soul. I love how Wook and Mu Duk always first use brains to solve problems, him because he has little power and her because she lost her, and the implicit trust in each other is just the bees knees. Sorry Yul and CP, love you guys too but sorry not sorry imma riding this OTP train to the end.