With the revelation of a critical Concubine, Ah-Duo, The Apothecary Diaries will see more complications in Maomao’s life. From the beginning, she is trying to unearth the mystery surrounding the murder mayhem in the Palace. But it seems like The Apothecary Diaries Episode 11 will only escalate the matter when the head maid and Lishu’s connection is explored. Do they know each other from the start? Amid this, Ah-Duo and Maomao’s adoptive father’s storyline will play center stage in the next episode. Get ready to delve deeper into Ah-Duo’s life and how her journey to rage begins.
The Apothecary Diaries Episode 11: Spoilers Hint At The Concubine’s Backstory!
Lishu’s poisoning arc will see a new angle when Maomao doubts her connection with the head maid, Fengming. The formers get uncomfortable after Maomao takes the head maid’s name and refuses to reveal anything about her. This draws her suspicion toward their connection in The Apothecary Diaries Episode 11, titled “Reducting Two To One.” Further, the head maid is currently her prime suspect as she shows signs of rushes that are caused by the wooden tablet, which is connected to Lishu’s poisoning.
It hints that perhaps Fengming poisoned Lishu in order to protect her master Ah-Duo’s place. Well, the Concubine is about to get replaced because of her age. So, it makes sense that she aims to destroy anyone who possesses a threat. However, The Apothecary Diaries Episode 11 hints that the case will get even more twisted when Maomao’s adoptive father’s history is revealed. It will create a problem for her, while Ah-Duo aims to take her down.
A Quick Recap!
While everyone at the Garnet Pavillion learned about the drowned servant accused of poisoning Concubine Lishu, another rumor surfaced that Concubine Ah-Duo could lose to that young girl. Well, Ah-Duo had a history with the former emperor. She even had a son with him, who died while delivering. As the mystery entangled, Jinshi asked Maomao to join the tea party. There, she noticed Lishu’s maids bullying her and refused to hear her orders. It quickly caught her attention. Jinshi then asked Maomao to assist Ah-Duo. She then uncovered the head maid Fengming’s ability to send coded messages.
After reporting to Jinshi, Maomao realized the connection with the recent incidents, including the servant’s suicide and Lishu’s allergies. She then headed to see the latter and questioned about her allergy. Maomao was shocked to see the Concubine’s reaction after she mentioned the head maid’s name. As the investigator came closer to unearth the mystery, Lishu’s ladies-in-waiting refused to ask Maomao. But she forced them by using Jinshi’s name. Later, she headed to check some reports and learned her father was expelled from the Palace and responsible for Ah-Duo’s son’s death.
The Apothecary Diaries Episode 11: Release Date
The upcoming episode, “Reducing Two To One,” will take Maomao closer to unveiling the mystery. Who is the mastermind behind all this mishap? You will learn it soon in The Apothecary Diaries Episode 11. The latest episode will air on December 17, 2023, at 1 am JST on Nippon TV in Japan. Meanwhile, the global audience can catch it on Crunchyroll. Further, the first five episodes of the anime have also received an English dub. So, you can also check on it. Stay tuned. TechRadar247 will keep you updated.