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.
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 used to have feelings for Weiyang.
Chengde: TBJ’s servant and likes Juntao.
Bai Zhi: Weiyang’s loyal servant.
Jun Tao: Weiyang’s bodyguard & the one who knows her true identity. Currently missing.
Changle quickly tells her sick mother about Weiyang’s impending execution. The mother laughs in glee, “You finally lost”. The mother then tells Changle to use this opportunity to marry TBJ and that she can finally die without regrets.Next, we see the common people congratulating TBY as he makes his way back to the Capital. However, he sees posters of Weiyang stuck on wooden boards. After greeting his father and receiving praises, he hurries home to find out that the scroll was missing. He then calls for his servant to ask him whether anything happened when he was not here. The servant tells him of the night CYN’s men came to steal something but failed and that Changru was also there at that time.Then Changru arrives but immediately gets slapped by TBY who’s furious, “I never hit women…but I don’t just want to hit you, I want to kill you!”. We see Changru scared at seeing this side of TBY but then gains back her composure and asks him if he really cares for Weiyang. TBY tells her how he believes that she might have been involved with the Crown Princess’ death and that she stole the scroll. Then he shouts how she implicated CYN who was an important chess piece to his plan. Changru replies saying that she did those stuff for him and framed Weiyang so that she won’t steal TBY from her, “I can take it if you don’t love me, but I don’t want you to love another woman”. She then tells him about their childhood meeting and that she has always thought of him since then, “I loved you for 10 years already”. Then we see Changle and her mother back at the Li’s residence.Lady Wen comes in saying that she couldn’t prepare a good room for them since they just abruptly came back. She then talks about CYN’s death and how the Chiyun family is now no longer important before leaving. Changru then comes in and receives a slap from Changle who blames her cousin’s death on her as well as the downfall of the Chiyun family since she believed Changru knew of Weiyang’s identity from the beginning. Changru fakes innocence and then threatens Changle how she knows that it was Changle who personally killed the Crown Princess. Changru then leaves to go to TBY’s place.Meanwhile, TBY gets informed that TBJ is waiting outside to see him. After purposely makeing TBJ wait for a while, TBY finally sees TBJ, “After waiting for so long, you must know that I’m the only one who can save Weiyang”. TBJ pleads with his uncle to help save Weiyang’s life but TBY says that if he does this, he will be going against the Emperor. So TBJ quickly says that he will promise whathever TBY wants. Oh no… TBY then says that he can save Weiyang but in one month, TBJ must marry Changle, “As long as you save Weiyang, I’ll promise anything”. 😦
Afterwards, Changru comes out after eavesdropping on TBY’s and TBJ’s conversation. She tries to persuade TBY out of saving Weiyang. But TBY just leaves, making her worried.During that time, LMD gets a visit from that Khan soldier who’s still asking him to go back to Khan with him. He tells LMD that the Khan is dying and that if he doesn’t go back soon, he won’t be able to see him. He then tells LMD that the Khan had no choice but to send LMD away when he was young but was always worried about him and wishes for LMD to return home to him. The soldier tries to persuade LMD to go back so LMD asks for one more day.Then it’s the day of Weiyang’s execution. We see her mother and Baizhi crying at seeing Weiyang walking towards her death. We also see LMD in his guard uniform clutching his sword tightly..what is he going to do????Meanwhile, TBY goes to find the Emperor while TBJ goes to the execution place. However, guards quickly come out to stop TBJ as per the Emperor’s order. However, TBJ threatens his life to force the guards to move away. He then forces his way through as the guards runs after him. Later, we see TBY asking the Emperor to grant his reward (which is saving Weiyang). Back to Weiyang, she believes that TBJ still hates her since he hasn’t come by. Then TBJ slowly walks into the scene carrying a dagger. As the executioner gets ready to do his job, we see LMD getting ready to get his sword out but not before getting knocked out by the Khan soldier. Just before the executioner chops off her head, TBY comes in yelling stop as he has an order from the Emperor. TBJ who got his dagger ready to kill the executioner, walks away seeing TBY.TBY then reads out the Emperor’s order to pardon Weiyang and to order Weiyang to become a servant in the palace to serve her sentence. Her mother and Baizhi both rejoice in happiness seeing that Weiyang gets to keep her life.Then, we see Weiyang in the palace dressed in servants’ clothes. The eunuch tells her the rules of the palace and says that she should forget her identity of being a Princess and that she is now the lowest ranked maid in the palace.Weiyang was then brought to work as the Head Maid in that area assigns her to a job. She was ordered to finish washing all the clothes before nightfall or else she will get punished. Weiyang meets a fellow maid who teaches Weiyang how to wash clothes properly. In the background, we see LMD watching Weiyang doing lowly work before meeting with the Princess. The Princess tells LMD that she will get someone to watch over Weiyang so she won’t suffer too much. LMD then tells her that he has to leave asap and that he hopes the Princess will look after Weiyang. He then gives her a letter to help him bring to Weiyang.Next, the Princess meets with Weiyang to give her LMD’s letter. In it, he says how he’s leaving the Capital and that Weiyang must look after herself well. The Princess tells Weiyang that she will help look after Weiyang well till LMD comes back.
We see Weiyang still washing clothes but is helped by another fellow maid who tells Weiyang that she was previously a Lady like her and was from Liang. That maid soon blames her previous King for her demise but Weiyang was quick to defend the dad. However, the maid says “What would you know? You’re a person from Wei” which shuts up Weiyang as she doesn’t dare to reveal her true identity. Then another maid comes buy picking up a pile of dirt and pebbles before purposely putting them on the clothes Weiyang just finished cleaning, bullying her to do it again. However, she gets taught a lesson by Weiyang who spanks her bottom like a child with a wooden board, garnering chuckles from the other servants.Then we see TBJ and Chengde outside of the place Weiyang is at, worrying about her situation. Just as they were about to leave, he hears a maid shouting Weiyang’s name aloud. So he quickly rushes in to see what the fuss was about. The head maid arrives to abuse her authority and punish Weiyang by ordering her to be slapped by the mouth 20 times. TBY comes in time to stop the servants as Weiyang looks back and sees TBJ. The servants suddenly act nice as TBY scolds them for treating Weiyang unwell. TBJ then leaves but TBY purposely asks him whether he forgot something. TBJ then says that he will never forget his mother’s killer. Weiyang then becomes upset seeing that TBJ still believes she killed his mother.Later, Weiyang thanks TBY for helping her. As TBY reaches out for her hand, she quickly flinches and takes a step back before saying how he didn’t have to help her. TBY tells her how they’re friends and that friends should look after each other. He tells Weiyang how he’s still wearing her protection charm and how he won’t throw it away since it allowed him to get back home safely. TBY then tells Weiyang that TBJ will marry Changle soon which shocks her.Next, we see TBJ asking the Emperor to grant him a marriage with Changle. This surprises the Emperor who thinks TBJ is muddled but TBJ tells him how this was his mother’s wish. The Emperor tries to dissuade TBJ by saying that his marriage with Changle will bring consequences. But TBJ repeats that he must fulfil his mother’s wish.Then, Changle comes in to see her mother. She dismisses everyone to tell her mother how she is finally going to marry TBJ. The mother then wakes up as Changle tells her mother how happy she is especially when TBJ personally said that he wants to marry her.Later, we see Changru staying up as her servant tells her that she must rest. Seems like she is upset that Weiyang is alive thanks to TBY. She then tells her maid how it is easy for TBY to see Weiyang now that she is in the palace.Afterwards, we see Weiyang reminiscing on her memories with TBJ as everyone is sleeping. While that is happening, TBJ also thinks of Weiyang, missing being with her. Unable to sleep, Weiyang then continues with her chores alone in the darkness as she keeps on thinking back on her memories with TBJ. TBJ alike, drinks alone in silence, pretending that he’s with Weiyang.The next morning, we see the head maid acting nice to Weiyang telling her to not do these work. Weiyang refuses saying that this is her job and that it won’t be fair to the other people if she doesn’t do the work. Then we see eunuchs bringing in wedding for Weiyang to personally bring to Changle for TBJ’s and Changle’s wedding as per Changle’s request.Happy to be married to TBJ, Changle gloats about it to Weiyang as she makes Weiyang put on her wedding clothes. She repeatedly makes Weiyang tell her about her new status as TBJ’s wife..seriously…does this make you happy? Poor Weiyang! However, unlike Changle’s happy face, TBJ’s face is quite gloomy despite the festive decorations.Then, Changle walks into the family room dressed in her wedding attire as her mother smiles at her proudly. Weiyang then walks in, giving her greetings to her father and grandmother. However, she was soon rejected by the father since she’s the Northern Liang’s Princess. Then a servant comes in that its time for Changle to go. Weiyang then proceeds to leave as well but Changru quickly goes to her and playing the innocent sister role.We see TBJ waiting outside of Changle’s home as per custom, as Changle gets seated into the carriage. Then Weiyang and TBJ lock eyes sadly before Changle gets Weiyang to help her into the carriage. Unable to do anything, TBJ watches as Weiyang bends over for Changle to step on her to get into the carriage. 😦We see Weiyang with the marriage procession as they walk into the room. This is such a sad and heartbreaking moment! Walking behind TBJ and seeing him getting married to someone he doesn’t love!They look at each other, quietly tearing – this makes me want to cry as well! Btw, this song is amazing, captures their feelings perfectly! As Weiyang leaves, TBJ looks at her walking away before glaring at TBY who just looks away.Back at the Li’s household, it seems that Da Furen has finally passed away after screaming out Changle’s name. Later, we see Changle and TBJ in their marriage chamber. After TBJ dismisses the servants, Changle tells him how she waited so long for this day – can’t you see his sad face? He’s clearly not wanting to marry her. Instead of completing the marriage ritual of drinking the wine, he just leaves saying that his mother has just passed away not long ago so he must complete his duties.Looks like he can’t wait to get out of his wedding robes as he leaves them on the floor while gazing at the moon. Meanwhile, Weiyang is washing clothes alone in the night.The next morning, TBJ prays to his mother asking for her forgiveness for marrying Changle to save Weiyang’s life. Changle then comes in and calls him husband! She tells TBJ that she’s here to greet her in-laws since it is her first day of marriage. However, we can see her shaking as she prays to the late Crown Princess, fearing that something bad might happen. And it did! Her servant accidently knocks onto the late Crown Princess’ jewellery box which shocks Changle who quickly tells her servant to clean it up.
I’m so not in a good mood right now. I’m just sad for Weiyang who’s forced to see TBJ get married by being part of the wedding..
TBY is so sneaky right now as he tries to be a good person in front of Weiyang but in fact he’s hurting her since he made TBJ marry Changle. I’m glad that Weiyang’s life is saved but did he really have to make this kind of deal? And Changru! Gosh, I’m pissed at her deceptiveness.