[Recaps] Princess Weiyoung 錦綉未央 – Ep 20 & 21


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 20:

First we see Weiyang’s father reading a book but it seems like he’s unwell. Da Furen then comes in with a physician saying “Recently you look unwell so I specially brought the doctor to see you”. After diagnosis, the doctor says that it’s not serious as long as the father gets plenty of rests. Suddenly a servant comes in saying that something bad has happened to his 2nd son. The father quickly looks at Da Furen suspiciously who just avoids his look.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 2.22.30 pm.pngLater we see Changle helping her mother to medicine when Chunming comes in and tells Da Furen that 3rd wife is unwell and has contracted a plague. Seems like her plan is going well…for now.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 2.33.59 pm.pngThen we see Changle giving her father the Bazhen tang in hopes to cure his illness. The father drinks it happily since she personally made it for him.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 2.37.45 pm.pngMeanwhile, Lao Furen visits 3rd wife who looks quite ill. It looks like all the concubines and the granny are hiding LMD’s death from her in order to not worsen her illness. Then Weiyang arrives trying to make 3rd wife feel better, saying that she’ll find the best doctor for her and that LMD will be back soon.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 2.40.16 pm.pngThen we see Changru trimming her flowers as her servant comes in saying that LMD’s death and 3rd wife’s poor health must be connected with Da Furen. Changru then say that she regrets her actions in framing Weiyang in the beginning and that she must hide this fact from her. The servant then tells her not to give up since she has already gained TBY’s interest and she might become his wife soon.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 2.43.14 pm.pngMeanwhile, Weiyang suspects that 3rd wife caught the plague that day when she went out in her carriage. Then we see Da Furen visiting 3rd wife and reveals that LMD has disappeared and there has been no news from him, and hinted that he may have passed away. 3rd wife doesn’t believe her until Chunming brings out LMD’s treasured flute which is covered with blood. 3rd wife then blames Da Furen for this which Da Furen admits to it saying that this is to avenge her son’s death.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 2.47.43 pm.pngThen, as Weiyang attempts to go and see 3rd wife, she was blocked by Da Furen’s servants until Juntao drew out her sword which scared them away. Weiyang then enters the room and sees 3rd wife suffering greatly from the news. Da Furen then says that first it is LMD’s death, then 3rd wife’s and next will be….(looks at Weiyang) before leaving the room.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 2.53.08 pm.pngThen 3rd wife coughs out blood while Weiyang tries to comfort 3rd wife saying that LMD will come back home safely. As Weiyang was blaming herself for this, 3rd wife tells her that it’s not her fault but theirs and that she should stay strong and not give up.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 2.55.22 pm.pngMeanwhile, 2nd wife was with Weiyang’s father and tells him that his complexion looks really bad. Shocked, he quickly summons a doctor with everyone else present.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.14.01 pm.pngThe doctor says that the father has contracted poison but is not that serious and is curable as long as he takes medicine and gets rest. As they tried to see how he got poisoned, the father remembers that he drank Changle’s daily medicine of Bazhen soup. When the doctor looks at the ingredients of the medicine, he says that it is definitely good for his health but there is an added ingredient which is the poison “Wen Jing Cao”.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.16.49 pm.pngChangle quickly blames Changxi but Changxi defends herself saying that the doctor gave her that medicine to cure the wound on her face and that she didn’t have that ingredient. Da Furen becomes worried for her daughter as Changle begs her father for her innocence.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.23.02 pm.pngWeiyang then says that Changle wanted to implicate Weiyang in the first place and presented her father with the voodoo doll. Weiyang says that she found someone sneakily put it outside her room a few days ago and claims that if she hasn’t found it earlier, her father would’ve been coughing out blood and she would’ve been framed. But who would’ve known that the father has been poisoned. (see how this situation is similar to Da Furen’s previous illness??).Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.24.21 pm.pngLady Wen explains the situation more clearly by saying that Changle gave her father poison then planted a voodoo doll outside Weiyang’s room to frame her. As she was going to continue and talk about Da Furen’s previous poisoning incident, Da Furen quickly shut her mouth.

Weiyang then states her assumptions in front of everyone saying that the illness between her father and Da Furen are similar. Lao Furen then scolds Changle for being so unfilial while Da Furen defends her daughter. Weiyang then says that since Da Furen seems much better now she must’ve been taking the antidote, so the father went to get people to search his wife’s room and found the antidote. – looks like they’re in trouble!!!!Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.27.52 pm.pngDa Furen kept on defending herself and while facing Changle, she quickly whispers something to Changle. Changle then tries to suicide to get pity but was quickly stopped by Juntao. Chunming then pleads for them saying that if Changle really wanted to kill herself she must be innocent. Juntao then throws her sword at them saying that if she wants to prove her innocence with her death, then go ahead LOL!Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.35.36 pm.pngDa Furen then tries to divert the situation (as their plan to gain pity failed) by charging towards Weiyang and trying to hurt her. Chunming is then punished by 22 strokes. Then Changle grabs the sword and tries to kill Weiyang but hurts her father in the process. OH DAMN!Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.36.58 pm.pngThe father then ordered Changle to get out of the house and to never come back without his permission. Da Furen then quickly admits that everything was her fault and that Changle is innocent. But of course, her pleas goes to deaf ears as the father shouts “You made me lose two children, it’s all your fault!” and asked the guards to take her outside as well. But then she faints before she got taken out.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.38.32 pm.pngAfterwards, we see Weiyang asking Juntao why did she harm her father as this is an underhanded method. Juntao says that she did it for her as he’s not fit as a father and that he deserved it. But he wouldn’t have died as long as he takes the medicine.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.42.03 pm.pngMeanwhile, we see Chunming taking medicine for Da Furen who just wakes up. Again, she’s just using her breath to blame Weiyang and that this is not the end of her. Da Furen then asks herself how did Weiyang execute all this and how did the father get poisoned?Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.44.40 pm.pngAfterwards we see Weiyang explaining what she did to frame Changle and Da Furen to 3rd wife.  The 3rd wife says that Da Furen got what she deserved and this is a happy moment. She then says that she dreamt of LMD as a child then covered as blood. Weiyang then says that if she can dream of LMD that means that he must be alive, as long as we don’t find his corpse. 3rd wife then pleads Weiyang to look after LMD if he comes back and to tell him that her only wish is for him to live peacefully and not seek revenge.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.46.36 pm.pngMeanwhile, Lady Wen and Changru openly laughs and celebrate their win against Da Furen. Changru then says that Changle was sent to the countryside and that the father will not forgive her so soon. The mother then praise Weiyang for her plan and Changru says that as long as Weiyang doesn’t harm her, then she will continuously be her good sister.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.51.08 pm.pngAfterwards, we see Changle arriving in a dirty town looking scared and worried. The girl in the orange and purple quickly throws practical clothes at her telling her to change and to get ready to work. Let’s see if she gets used to this lol.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.53.52 pm.pngMeanwhile, Da Furen tries to plead with her husband to bring Changle back home. The husband ignores her and walks away as Da Furen worries for her daughter.Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.55.36 pm.pngWe then see Changle getting dressed in shabby clothes, crying and pleading to go home. I kind of feel sorry for her seeing her like this. – that’s why do good deeds and you won’t be punished like this 🙂Screen Shot 2016-11-22 at 3.56.53 pm.png

Ep 21: This ep begins with the princess asking TBJ whether LMD is really in trouble. Looks like she does have feelings for him! She follows TBJ who is heading to the Li’s manor to get more information.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 8.47.17 am.pngMeanwhile, we get updates of 3rd concunbine’s poor health and how LMD is still missing. We see the longing looks between Weiyang and TBJ but was quickly interrupted by the princess who says that she’s going somewhere first.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 8.49.37 am.pngThe princess (disguised as a prince) goes to see LMD’s mother. She tells the mother that she has sent people to look for LMD while the mother gratefully thanks the princess for her princess.

Later, we see TBJ waiting around for Weiyang who asks him “You’re still here?”. TBJ replies, “How can I leave without seeing you?” and even says that she looks thinner. Baizhi agrees and says that it’s because Weiyang has been looking after 3rd wife day after day and worrying about LMD’s safety. TBJ then says to Baizhi (but his meaning is directed towards Weiyang) to rest more, look after herself and to look for him if she has any trouble.

Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 8.53.25 am.pngMeanwhile, we see LMD waking up and being fed medicine by the previous stranger who saved him from the assassins. The stranger still addresses LMD as Prince of Khan and that he should return with him to Khan. LMD then says that he should hurry home quickly as he suspects that something bad must’ve happened at home as well.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 8.58.10 am.pngAs soon as LMD arrives back home, a servant tells him that his mother has passed away. Da Furen looks in shock at LMD’s arrival while everyone else was relieved that he was still alive. LMD quickly bows to his mother’s funeral tablet, chatising himself for not being filial. – such a sad moment!!!! Pretty soon he loses consciousness in Weiyang’s arms who tries to comfort him.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 9.01.04 am.pngAfterwards, we see Da Furen complaining to Chunming, “I got so many people and yet they can’t even kill off LMD!”. Chunming then asks that Weiyang will now have another supporter on her side if LMD knows that Da Furen had a hand in his mother’s death. Da Furen scoffs saying that she has her maiden family’s backing and she’s not afraid.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 9.04.42 am.pngThen we see LMD still kneeling in front of his mother’s funeral tablet while Weiyang brings him food. She tries to comfort him but of course, he’s grieving very hard.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 9.07.54 am.pngNext morning, we see the Princess arriving into the room to pay her respects. She tries to comfort LMD who remains closed off and later faints from exhaustion. Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 9.13.19 am.pngMeanwhile, as Weiyang was on her way to LMD, TBY comes into the scene and says how he purposely came back from his trip to see her. As they were conversing, Changru arrives but quickly hides behind a pillar to eavesdrop. She hears TBY’s plan to ask for Weiyang’s hand in marriage but Weiyang doesn’t look ecstatic. So TBY says that if Weiyang has a change of heart, he can promise her happiness and fulfilment.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 9.14.46 am.png Then Changru heads back to her room in anger as she tries to think rationally, but couldn’t since her servant is damn annoying and gossipy! Changru then says that she must let TBY know that she’s better than Weiyang and that she’s the most suitable to be his wife.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 9.17.26 am.pngMeanwhile, we see the princess looking after LMD, caringly.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 9.18.50 am.pngThen we see a short scene of soldiers abusing their authority and whipping the poor people as they’re forced to do labour. Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 9.19.56 am.pngLooks like this is connected to a silver mine as the older Prince receives news of it. I guess he’s trying to use this to gain his father’s recognition and praise since TBJ is the Emperor’s fave prince atm.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 12.27.27 pm.pngWe then see the prisoners banding together after one of them secretly heard news that all prisoners will be executed. They killed their oppressors and set fire to materials. Then as the prince receives news of this ordeal, he seems happy that his plan is going to motion.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 12.34.34 pm.pngMeanwhile, we realise that it has been a month since LMD came back and is still in grieving mode. Weiyang understands his feelings since she herself also lost her biological family. As Juntao tells Weiyang that LMD is constantly drowning himself in alcohol, Weiyang gets up to try and set LMD straight.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 12.36.30 pm.pngWe see LMD losing control as the Princess and Weiyang arrives. Weiyang immediately asks the guards to hold him as she throws two buckets of water at him. He finally calms down but still wants to drown himself with alchohol to get rid of his sadness. Weiyang then tells him how his mother would not want to see him like this. She then throws a sword at him and says that if he wants to die then go ahead. LMD slowly relaxes and hugs Weiyang who consoles him.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 1.36.12 pm.pngMeanwhile, Chunming tells Da Furen how her physician got punished by having two of his fingers cut off. Da Furen just says that at least he has his life. – such cruelty! Then she tells Da Furen about Changle’s poor situation and how she’s not used to it.  Da Furen continues to blame her misfortune on Weiyang and sobs pitifully.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 1.41.29 pm.pngMeanwhile, we see Changle still being unable to adjust to her new living conditions. She gets talked down by the other slaves who say that Changle is also a slave like them and shouldn’t act to big around here.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 1.58.34 pm.pngThen we see LMD back to his rational state as he reminisces the past memories of his mother. He then tells Weiyang that he believes that Da Furen had a hand in his mother’s death. Weiyang remained silent then told him his mother’s desire for LMD to live far away from here peacefully. Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 2.02.25 pm.pngMeanwhile we see Da Furen angry and frustrated that her husband would not allow her maid to get out of the house (probably to send some goodies to Changle). Da Furen then shouts that she will never forgive Weiyang and everyone else who did this to her.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 2.05.47 pm.pngAfterwards, we see LMD hurriedly walking into a forest and play his flute, summoning the stranger who helped him. The stranger quickly arrives and tries to get LMD to leave with him back to his homeland, Khan. LMD refuses but asks him for help to do something for him. The stranger agrees, “I’ll help you with anything”.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 2.08.02 pm.pngThen we see a group of assassins in the Li manor but they were quickly detected by Chunming who alerted the guards. LMD, also dressed like an assassin, quickly knocks out Chunming. We then see Da Furen, alone in her room calling out for Chunming. Seeing that there’s no answer, she walks out to her living room before LMD comes in with his sword.Screen Shot 2016-11-23 at 2.12.55 pm.png


IS SHE GOING TO DIE??!?!! OMG, why am I so excited for her death lol.

But seriously, seeing Changle in a dire state makes me happy as she deserves it. However, I get so annoyed everytime they blame their misfortunes on Weiyang – they’re the one who started this, not her!

Also, I wonder what Changru is planning to do…is she going to harm Weiyang just to be with TBY? Weiyang doesn’t even have any feelings for him. And again, we don’t have much interaction between Weiyang and TBJ which is a bit disappointing 😦

Hopefully next few eps will show us more scenes of them two. Here’s hoping!

5 thoughts on “[Recaps] Princess Weiyoung 錦綉未央 – Ep 20 & 21

  1. Hi, I’m so happy you’re recapping this drama!!! I’ve been looking everywhere and even was thinking to recap it myself, but I’m so glad I found you!! Why is no one else talking about this drama T_________T


  2. Thank you for writing the recaps for this drama when the eng subs are way too slow!
    I’m not liking Changru one bit,she’s a damn sly fox and yet she acts so sweet and innocent infront of everyone! I hope she gets karma.

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    1. no problem! Just pay in mind that subbing dramas are hard especially when they have to time it perfectly to match when the characters are speaking.

      I definitely agree with you! Changru is two-faced and I’m afraid she will get worse. She will definitely get her retribution.


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