The BEST episodes of Raven of the Inner Palace

Every episode of Raven of the Inner Palace ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Raven of the Inner Palace!

What is the true identity of the solitary Raven Consort? The Raven Consort is a special consort living deep in the inner palace who, despite her title, does not perform nighttime duties for the emperor. Some who have seen her say she has the appearance of an old woman, while others describe her as a young girl. The Raven Consort's name is Shouxue. She has the ability to use mysterious arts and will accept any favor asked of her, whether it is to find something lost or to curse someone to death. The current emperor, Gaojun, visits her one night to ask a favor. Their meeting exposes a secret that will turn history on its head...

Last Updated: 5/15/2024Network: Tokyo MXStatus: Ended
17 votes

#1 - Siblings

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/17/2022

After confronting the Magpie Consort, Shouxue and Gaojun discover the shocking reason behind the mysterious events. Shouxue then learns of her relationship to the Owl through Niao Lian.

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The Summer King and the Winter King
24 votes

#2 - The Summer King and the Winter King

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/2022

Shouxue searches the storehouse for the ghost's gemstone, while Gaojun investigates the Raven Consort's secrets.

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Glass Prayer
23 votes

#3 - Glass Prayer

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/12/2022

Shouxue must solve the mystery of the ghost that appears beneath the willow tree, and the two ghosts that appear in the emperor's chambers.

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The Skylark Princess
25 votes

#4 - The Skylark Princess

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/22/2022

The ghost of a skylark visits Shouxue, which leads to her hearing the tale of the Skylark Princess and her tragic death.

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The Whistle
27 votes

#5 - The Whistle

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/15/2022

Huaniang, the high-ranking inner palace consort who lives at Yuanqian Palace, comes to Ye Ming Palace. She wants to know why her flower whistle will not blow. Flower whistles are hung from the eaves of buildings at the end of winter to mourn those who passed away the previous year. Allegedly the dead return on winds announcing the coming of spring to blow the whistles. Huaniang is concerned that her whistle has not blown since she lost her lover Ou Xuanyou. Shouxue complies with her request and attempts to summon the soul of Ou Xuanyou so she can speak to him.

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Xiangfu Incense
18 votes

#6 - Xiangfu Incense

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/24/2022

Gaojun orders Wei Qing to investigate Xiao Yue, and he discovers he had an accomplice within the palace.

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Blue Swallow
22 votes

#7 - Blue Swallow

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/19/2022

Yi Siha, a eunuch serving Feiyan Palace, visits Ye Ming Palace. He has seen the ghost of a boy holding a blue swallow feather and asks Shouxue to help him. During her investigation, Shouxue comes across Yi Siha being caned by some older eunuchs. When she stops the punishment, Yi Siha's mentor Kang Lan trembles with fear. In Shouxue's eyes he saw a horrifying monster.

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Water's Voice
21 votes

#8 - Water's Voice

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/26/2022

Court lady An Huilan comes to make a request. She claims she can hear the voice of a dead consort coming from within the water. Xi Wanlin, the Magpie Consort during Yandi's reign, drowned herself in the lake on the day the emperor was to visit her. The voice within the water is allegedly hers. Huilan asks Shouxue to save Wanlin, but Shouxue realizes there is more to the story than what Huilan is telling her.

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25 votes

#9 - Confidant

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/29/2022

Two ghosts from Gaoujun's past continue to haunt him, as Shouxue and the eunuch Wei Qing investigate the cause. The answer may lie in the depths of the red-light district...

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20 votes

#10 - Groundwork

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/10/2022

Xue Yuyong warns Shouxue against getting too close to Gaojun, and Shouxue sends Wen Ying to Quechao Palace to investigate the Magpie Consort.

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The Jade Earring, Part 1
40 votes

#11 - The Jade Earring, Part 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/1/2022

The Raven Consort is a special consort who does not perform nighttime duties. Though she accepts all requests including death curses, exorcisms, and finding lost items, it is said that misfortune befalls those who meet her. Despite living in the inner palace, she is a mysterious entity nobody knows much about. The emperor Xia Gaojun enters Ye Ming Palace where the Raven Consort resides. There he encounters Liu Shouxue, a beautiful young girl dressed all in black.

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The Masked Man
20 votes

#12 - The Masked Man

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/3/2022

Gaojun uncharacteristically appears lonely. Though Shouxue is concerned, she is unable to ask why. Several days later, Gaojun visits Ye Ming Palace to show her a haunted mask. The ghost haunting the mask apparently responds to a type of foreign lute. The problem is solved when Gaojun is able to provide such a lute. Gaojun tries to leave, but he is stopped by Shouxue.

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The Jade Earring, Part 2
31 votes

#13 - The Jade Earring, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/2022

At Gaojun's request, Shouxue investigates the ghost possessing the jade earring. The owner of the earring was Ban Yingnü. Ten years ago, she was suspected of poisoning the Third Consort and hanged herself. In order to discover the truth about her death, Shouxue heads to the wash house with her lady-in-waiting Jiu-Jiu where Ban Yingnü's personal attendant Su Hongqiao resides. However, Su Hongqiao is unable to speak to them as her tongue has been cut out.

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