Weiyang: Previously Xin’er but takes on Weiyang’s identity to exact her revenge
Tuo Ba Jun (TBJ): Bright & compassionate man who doesn’t care about royal politics and is the Emperor’s favorite grandson. Currently likes Weiyang
Tuo Ba Yu (TBY): TBJ’s uncle. He’s cold and ruthless but I think he’s slowly liking Weiyang.
Changle: Weiyang’s oldest sister who hates Weiyang because she thinks she stole TBJ from her.
Changru: Weiyang’s younger sister who’s in love with TBY.
Li Mingde (LMD): Weiyang’s 2nd brother who has some feelings for Weiyang.
Bai Zhi: Weiyang’s loyal servant
Jun Tao: Weiyang’s bodyguard & the one who knows her true identity
Chun Ming: Da Furen’s arrogant maid – hate her so much!
Ep 19: Juntao comes into Weiyang’s room and tells her that Da Furen’s sickness is because she is poisoned which baffled Weiyang. Weiyang then makes a connection that Da Furen probably poisoned herself in order to frame Weiyang for the previous incident. Juntao wanted to go and find the doctor who treated Da Furen to find out the cause of her poison but Weiyang told her that it will be no use since Da Furen already bribed him to keep quiet.Then Baizhi comes in saying that she finished making Weiyang’s dancing clothes. Looks like it is for the Empress’ banquet. Juntao then says that Weiyang’s dances very good and keeps on complimenting her which makes Baizhi curious.Meanwhile, we see a suspicious figure coming towards LMD and suddenly bowing to him. Apparently LMD is his Lord and that he has been searching for him for so many years to bring him back home to Khan. LMD becomes confused saying that he’s not his Lord but the person kept on saying that he is and that LMD is the Prince of Khan. He also says that there’s evidence which is the flute LMD was playing. LMD then passes him the flute to get the guy off his back and then quickly runs away.Later, we see LMD contemplating the guy’s words before his mother comes in. The mother comes in saying that LMD has grown older and is time for him to get a wife. LMD refuses and accidently reveals that he has a crush on someone, which made his mother very happy. Then a servant comes in bringing in LMD’s flute which the mother says how when he was adopted around 2 years old, he already knew that the flute was his and kept on holding it with him. His mother then says that if LMD wants to find his biological parents, she will help him, but LMD refuses saying that his mother is the only one for him.Then we see Changru and Weiyang in a carriage on their way to the Empress’ banquet. Changru says how she’s nervous because this is her first time attending such a grand banquet. Changru then shows Weiyang her dancing clothes, saying how she wants to show off her dancing since she rarely gets such opportunity.Then we see them at the banquet with all the other royals as well as the Empress herself. We also see TBJ looking at Weiyang warmly. Then we see the Empress’s son asking his mother why isn’t Changle here since her dance will be amazing but the Empress just replied “I didn’t invite her”. Then the princess (dressed like a man) requests Weiyang to dance but Weiyang suggests Changru to dance instead. What a nice sister! However, just before Changru goes to the stage, we see the older prince being up to something – definitely going to ruin her performance. And he definitely did as in the middle of Changru’s dance, the guqin performer suddenly stopped saying how his shoulder hurts.Disappointed, the Empress told them all to stop and to return to their places. Poor Changru! But then Weiyang says that she can play the ganqin and TBJ immediately says that he will help as well. LMD also got pulled in to play the flute and Changru got to finish her performance.After the performance, there was a loud applause as everyone praised the dancing and the music. Later, we see Changru and TBY walking together. TBY complimented Changru which makes her very happy.Meanwhile, back at the Li’s manor, the servants were talking about how Changru got the Empress’ praise for her dancing. Changle overhears the conversation and realises that she was the only one who wasn’t invited to the Empress’ banquet.Then we see Changru, Changxi and their mother smiling and excited at the Empress’ gifts. Then Changle comes in creating a racket saying how can she not know about the Empress’ banquet. Changle then orders her guards to break everything in the house except the Empress’ gifts and then personally cuts up Changru’s dancing clothes. Then we see Weiyang coming into the room after the whole fiasco and quickly goes to comfort Changru who is obviously very upset.Afterwards, we see LMD getting ready to go out again on official business for a few days. Of course, his mother is worried but Weiyang comforted her saying that he will be alright. After they left, Weiyang tells her servant “I don’t know why but my heart feels uneasy, but I’m probably overthinking”.Next, we see Juntao applying powder on books and secretly putting them back into a room. Later, we know that those books belongs to Weiyang’s dad. Then we see Weiyang saying toLady Wen “I’ve organised everything on my side, now it’s your turn”. I’m looking forward to this!Then, we see a servant carrying something quickly avoiding Changle who was walking around the garden. Becoming suspicious, Changle heads to the servant’s direction into Changxi’s room whereLady Wen was also present.Changle asks them what Changxi was eating so secretly. Lady Wen says that they’re hisbiscus flowers and that she purposely got them for Changxi to cure the wound on her face. Changle then dismisses Lady Wen and tries to probe more information from Changxi secretly. Changxi spills the beans and says that she was drinking Bazhen soup (Eight Treasure Decoction). Changle was shocked while Changxi pleads her to not tell anyone about this. Changxi says that by drinking this she can be even prettier than before and says that she can be even more attractive to guys. Meanwhile, 3rd wife was about to go out when Weiyang comes in and says that she should take Juntao along for protection. Then we see their carriage stop as they help the pregnant lady get to her destination and deliver her child. However, we note that the pregnant lady look suspicious..Later we see the pregnant lady (she faked it) in Da Furen’s room who praised her for deceiving 3rd wife and for poisoning her.Meanwhile, we see that Changle has fallen into the plot and researched more about the Bazhen soup. God she’s so vain!Then we see Weiyang’s father being restless and unable to sleep. It must have something to do with the powder Juntao put on his books.Next day, we see Changle coming into Changxi’s room who’s been drinking the soup. She asks Changxi more questions about it before taking some back to her place. Meanwhile, we see LMD getting attacked on his way home. Seriously, the CGI’s here are so shit as there’s no blood on where he got stabbed..lol. Anyways, LMD disappeared into the water and the assassins followed him to find him.Then we see 3rd wife sewing something but accidently pricking her finger which signifies that something bad has happened. She then becomes very worried about her son and became agitated that something might have happened to him. But her servant consoles her saying that nothing will happen to him. However, we see 3rd wife getting weaker, coughing and ultimately fainting.
Can’t wait to see how Lady Wen’s plan unfolds as Changle gets trapped – serves her right! I’m a bit sad that we didn’t get to see more of the chemistry between TBJ and Weiyang as he’s always looking at her but she doesn’t even care.. It’s still fast paced and lots of things has happened but sometimes I’m thinking that it’s probably going a bit too fast. Hopefully it will slow down a tad bit to show the aftermath of some situations instead of just glossing over it.