Today we meet a monk named Xuanzang and find out the circumstances of his birth and early life. It’s not a particularly happy story.

This episode is quite a dark one and features murder, suicide, attempted infanticide, capital punishment, dismemberment, disembowelment and forced marriage. In addition it’s all humans doing this to each other rather than godly beings, which may make it feel a bit more real.

Caoimhe mispronounced Yin Wenjiao’s name for the entire episode, even more than she usually butchers the names. There should be an “n” in her name and she completely missed it.