I’m so loving how this drama is releasing 2 eps a day! It’s so regular and I don’t have to be stuck in a cliffhanger for too long!
Tuo Ba Jun – TBJ; Tuo Ba Yu – TBY; General Li/Li Min Feng- LMF
Weiyang’s loyal servant – Bai Zhi
Weiyang’s servant who’s currently pregnant with LMF’s baby – Zi Yan
This ep begins with Weiyang discovering Zi Yan in such poor condition from living in LMF’s manor. The 3rd concubine begins to say how she heard that LMF was treating Zi Yan poorly and when she went to rescue her, she found that she suffered wounds.
Ziyan coughs out blood which worries everyone. Then she exclaims how she regrets betraying Weiyang and taking LMF’s side. Now she realises that only Weiyang and Baizhi treats her genuinely well, but unfortunately she passed away.
Meanwhile, LMF happily walks into his father’s room. His father quickly slaps him saying that “he’s no longer his son”. The father then goes on saying how the Li’s household’s reputation is dwindling because of him and now that Ziyan is in poor health, LMF is showing no guilt towards his actions. (Note: both of them doesn’t know that Ziyan is dead)
LMF leaves angrily and confronts his mother who tries to soothe him – no wonder why he acts like a spoilt person! You’re always making evil plans to hurt other people and now he has beaten his child to death!
Then we see Changle sad at being mocked by everyone while Weiyang gets praises. Da Furen immediately comes in and tells Changle to not let this incident ruin her life. She instructs Changle to hold her head high and to get through this.
Afterwards, we see the concubines and other madams having tea and chatting with one another. Then Da Furen and Changle arrives confidently which raised eyebrows.
One after another, the madams all flock to Changle saying how she’s still so pretty. Da Furen smugly says to her maid that these women don’t care about smartness, but prettiness. And her Changle is the prettiest of them all.
Meanwhile we see Weiyang sitting on a bench by herself as TBY walks in and sneakily tries to scare her. He succeeded and saves her when she nearly falls, but then he gets saved when he nearly falls as well.
I guess the writers are plotting a love line between them? TBY picks up Weiyang’s fallen headpiece and personally puts it on her. Weiyang hurriedly leaves as TBY sublety says how he’s interested in Weiyang. Weiyang gets saved by her 2nd brother but he later gets jealous thinking that she was happy talking to TBY. He then warns her that she needs to be careful since people will use her after she has the Emperor’s praise.
Afterwards, Weiyang enters the room where all the concubines and madams were at, but not before hearing bad gossip about herself. After greeting her father and his friends, the Princes all arrive. TBJ nonchalantly hands Weiyang a present from his mother, while Da Furen and Changle looks disappointed.
TBY then compliments Weiyang and her party schedule in public. TBJ still looks a bit angry at Weiyang 😦
Then, it’s nighttime and they’re ready to light candles to put on their mini pond. TBJ looks hurried as he went to find Weiyang and as soon as he was going to go over to her, he gets interrupted by Changle. He quickly ends the conversation with her saying how “He didn’t have hope, how can he be disappointed in her?”. LOL! As Changle looks on enviously, TBJ stealthily walks over to Weiyang who’s been praying. He follows her actions and puts a candle in the pond. Baizhi then happily says “look! You’re candle and TBJ’s candle are now together. So pretty!”Meanwhile, Changru presents a flower candle to TBY. But he rejects her saying that he doesn’t do these things. Changru becomes disappointed and says “TBY, did you forget the old Changru?”
Suddenly we see a floating body where everyone was lighting candles. They discover that the body was Ziyan’s. LMF hurriedly runs over saying how it’s impossible that it’s her. Looks like he’s finally worried about her. Weiyang publically asks LMF whether he has anything to do with her death. This publically humiliates LMF as he isn’t married yet a maid was carrying his baby. They then discover the wounds on her body, and LMF gets even more humiliated.
Looks like it was all Weiyang’s plot from the beginning as she exacts her revenge on LMF.
Then we get to see TBJ after the event as he thinks to himself: “It is clear that I’m angry with her but why do I feel the need to protect her when she gets bullied by others?”
Meanwhile the Emperor gets mad at the affairs at the Li Household, in particularly at LMF’s recent behaviour. We also see TBY suspecting Weiyang on implicating LMF.
We also see LMF get arrested by the palace’s guards while Da Furen looks on helplessly.
As LMF is bound and on his way to his exile place, Weiyang’s bodyguard stops them in their tracks. Looks like he’s going to dieeeeee. LMF pitifully pleads for his life, saying that she can get all the money she wants from his father…
Of course, that’s not what she wants. So she begins to make cuts all over his body, saying that this is to avenge her country and her people. LMF then sells out his mother saying that it wasn’t him that planned this but Da Furen instead. tsktsk.
The bodyguard kills LMF and walks away unharmed.
Meanwhile, the Li’s household is in an uproar as Da Furen wants to get her son back despite the Emperor’s order. She then blames Weiyang for doing this to her and her son.Then, they get news from a messenger saying that LMF has died on route. Da Furen faints in shock whilst Weiyang looks pleased at this news.
Weiyang then prays to her father and grandma, saying that she misses them a lot and that even though LMF is dead, she doesn’t feel joy.Later Weiyang and her 2nd brother begin to talk. The 2nd brother kept pondering on who killed LMF and asked Weiyang whether it was her doing. She says that LMF deserved it anyways due to his bad actions and behaviour. Then the 2nd brother gifts Weiyang with a statue lookalike which was so sweet!
Then we get a sorrowful scene by Da Furen who’s clearly upset by her son’s death.
The scene picks up where we left off, and we hear Da Furen’s sobs. She doesn’t eat nor drink due to her heartache. Changle feels sad as well and they both exclaim their hatred at Li Weiyang for doing this to their brother..
Meanwhile, Weiyang’s biological mother is still suspicious with Weiyang. But knowing that Weiyang treats her genuinely well, she becomes doubtful of her suspicions. She gets a doctor to come and asks him whether someone can get a birthmark when they grow older. Of course, it’s not possible.
Da Furen then gets this news and becomes more suspicious of Weiyang. Trouble is brewing again…
TBJ then calls his servant over to say that he wants to see Weiyang, under pretence that he’s saying his condolences for LMF’s death. His servant tries to persuades him not to but gets slapped instead hahas!
Meanwhile, Changle becomes joyful at hearing that TBJ came. She quickly changes her dull clothes to a brighter outfit, thinking that TBJ came because of her.
Too bad, TBJ is only here for Weiyang.
They smile at each other when they met each other’s eyes. What luck! The first snow arrives and Weiyang gazes at it prettily while TBJ watches her, as well as her 2nd brother… Too many suitors girl!
TBJ runs over to her and they greeted each other. Soon, they were interrupted by Changle’s playing on the guqin…gosh…doesn’t she give up?But TBJ quickly dismisses her and focuses on Weiyang. But Changle then goes to them and invites TBJ to accompany her to play the guqin together. TBJ, wanting to make Weiyang jealous, follows but only looks at Weiyang while he’s playing. Looks like he’s playing this song for her ❤
But Weiyang misunderstands the situation and hurriedly walks away which made TBJ stop and run after her. Looks like Weiyang is jealous! Even Baizhi confirms it lol
Later, the Crown Princess caught TBJ smiling and laughing by himself. He even sublety asks for dating advice from his mother.Seeing that her son has fallen in love, she’s so excited and asks him which family’s daughter is she. TBJ say’s Li’s family but stops himself from saying her name. However, the Crown Princess misunderstands and thinks its Changle.
We then see a suspicious person lurking outside Weiyang’s chambers as she locks her previous items away.
Later, we see Lao Furen in poor health as she gets doted on by the whole family. Da Furen then raises a thought saying that since so many things had happened lately, she wishes to take the children out to clear their minds. Lao Furen agrees and Weiyang has no choice but to go as well. Looks like it’s a bad idea Weiyang as we see both Da Furen and Changle smirk.They soon arrive at a temple where the priest arranged for Changle and Weiyang to a room and Changxi & Changru together. Changle then asks mum whether “That person has come or not?”
Da Furen then replies: “Don’t worry. Everything is arranged well”.Oh no! They’re planning Weiyang’s death!
Meanwhile, Weiyang and her bodyguard secretly reunite. It was a heartful reunion as they are relieved that they avenged their loves ones.Then Weiyang asks Da Furen and Changle to let her bodyguard, Jun Tao, to stay with her. Da Furen agrees, saying that she has a plan for both of them.
Then Jun Tao tells Weiyang what LMF told her before his death, that it was all Da Furen’s plan. She also tells Weiyang to be careful as Da Furen has sneakily planned something.
Meanwhile, TBY arrives and realises that the girls from Li’s Household is also here. Suddenly, TBJ calls for Weiyang and Juntao quickly runs out and fight with TBJ’s servant. When asked why TBJ is suddenly here, he says that he’s also here to pray. HAH!TBY then join the scene, as with the rest of the girls. TBJ then says that he can’t since Weiyang and him has other plans but Weiyang refuses and says that she already made plans with her 2nd brother.
TBJ follows, then Changle hurriedly follows him…with Changxi.
This leaves Changru alone with TBY who then goes to view flowers together.
Seems like getting everyone together was Da Furen’s plan who smiles with glee.Meanwhile, Changle tries to talk with TBJ who tries every mean to escape despite his servant preventing him so. It’s quite a funny scene as he doesn’t even pay any attention to Changle.
He then tells Changle to not put their childhood memories to heart since he has already forgotten them. Poor Changle. Then he hurriedly flees when a servant comes looking for Changle. lol
Then, we see all of them handing soup and buns to the poor as they do their charity.Suddenly, an old lady comes into the scene saying that she to see Weiyang. Da Furen asks Weiyang to come out and the old lady immediately says that she’s not the true Weiyang. Weiyang does not lose her composure while Da Furen smiles and asks “What is this situation?”
Then, we see Da Furen, her husband and Changle in a room. Da Furen says that she asked him to come over because there’s a problem with Weiyang’s identity. She says how there’s someone who says that Weiyang is not the true Weiyang. Da Furen further asserts that this problem needs to be solved since the two princes are also here.Changle further adds fuel to the fire saying that Weiyang doesn’t seem to be from the country since she could think of the Disaster Relief Plan.
Whoa. So many things happened and it doesn’t look like they’re slowing down! I wonder how Weiyang is going to solve her identity crisis since Da Furen says she already has a witness…