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.
Changan: TBY’s servant
Ep 38: We see Changle praying for her late mother saying how she is now married to TBJ. She then says that she will support TBJ till he ascends the throne and then she will achieve her dream of being the Empress.Next, we see that Baizhi is also demoted to become a palace maid washing clothes like Weiyang. Baizhi tells Weiyang that she got to be here with Weiyang because of TBY. Baizhi also says that even though she knows Weiyang’s true identity, she doesn’t care as she’s an important person to Baizhi. I’m glad that Weiyang is not going to be completely alone. Then, we see Changru preparing food for TBY as he walks into his room, ignoring her. She then joins the conversation about the political strife between the Older Prince and TBY. Looks like TBY is keeping Changru around since she’s coming up with good ideas to help him get the Emperor’s support and get closer to the throne.Afterwards, we see TBJ personally peeling his mother’s favourite fruit. He’s so filial. But then we see him resting his hand on his mother’s jewellery chest as he remembers how it fell down the other day and Changle’s words, “Those jewelleries are the Crown Princess’s dowry”.
Next, we see Changle crying by herself. Seeing this, TBJ goes to try and comfort her (since she’s his wife) and asks her why she’s crying. Changle tells him how she wasn’t able to be with her mother when she passed away. TBJ then tells her that since she’s his wife, her mother is his mother and he will accompany her to pray later. Feeling grateful, she was just about to hug him until Chengde came in and interrupted them.
As they were walking towards TBJ’s study, Changle sneakily eavesdrop on their conversation since it involves Weiyang. She overhears that Chengde got a message from a beggar who saw Weiyang outside during the time of the Crown Princess’ death. TBJ instructs Chengde to quickly find that person as that person can clear Weiyang’s name.
Meanwhile, TBY questions Changru about the beggar. News surely travel fast! Changru then says that TBJ will definitely investigate this matter thoroughly in order to clear Weiyang’s name and that this will impact TBY. Next, Baizhi quietly tells Weiyang how she heard that Da Furen has died. Weiyang sighs and says that the 3rd Wife and the real Weiyang can now be at peace. However…there’s still a matter with Changle. Baizhi then asks if Weiyang suspects that Changle was involved with the Crown Princess’ death. Weiyang replies: “I thought about this for so long. Do you remember that there is someone from the Chiyun family who knows how to disguise themselves”. Weiyang comes into the conclusion that that person must’ve disguised themself as Weiyang hence why the Crown Princess and her servants believed it was Weiyang. Baizhi understands Weiyang’s thoughts and couldn’t believe that Changle could be so evil. Weiyang then says that Changle couldn’t have come up with this plan by herself and that someone else is also involved. Also, she concludes that that person must be close to Weiyang since she was able to frame Weiyang in her own house (aka Li’s Household). Just as they were thinking who might have colluded with Changle, Changru arrives. She’s still acting as perfect little sister, caring for Weiyang and even giving her money to survive within the palace. Changru also brings in gifts from Weiyang’s mother and also some stuff she made herself. Weiyang tells Changru that she doesn’t know how to repay such kindness since her mother already knows that they’re not biologically related. Changru replies that by living well, that is the best repayment Weiyang can do for the family.
Changru then fishes for information from Weiyang, “Do you know any witnesses who can prove you innocent?”. Weiyang, looking disappointed, says that even if there were witnesses, it will be hard for them to come forward. Hearing this, Changru smirks.Meanwhile, TBY’s servant has already found the begger who saw Weiyang. TBY then questions why didn’t the Emperor find out about this begger. His servant says that during that investigation, the begger was coincidently not in town and was someplace else. TBY then says that if this begger meets with TBJ he will definitely try and find out the true killer…which may be bad for TBY. TBY’s servant then says that he will go and kill the begger. TBY stops him, saying that he has a better plan to make TBY stop investigating this matter.Next, we see Chengde searching for the begger. He then sees a girl and quickly ran towards her believing that she might be Juntao. However, it was just a stranger which disappointed him.
Later, TBJ questions a begger who claims he saw Weiyang. However, the begger was lying and exclaims that a month ago, a lady told him to say that he saw Weiyang if anyone comes asking for witness. When asked who the lady was, the begger gives a description which matches Weiyang. Angrily, TBJ believes that Weiyang has been tricking him this whole time. Meanwhile, Changle walks away happily after eavesdropping on the conversation, believing that TBJ won’t be helping Weiyang now.Then we see the begger alone in the night before getting killed by an assassin. However, we realise that the begger has not died and survived the attack. While this was happening, Chengde was watching and following the assassin, seeing the assassin going straight into TBY’s house. Chengde then report his findings to TBJ who was surprised to know that his uncle might be involved with his mother’s death.
In a flashback, he asks his mother’s servant if his mother has ever told Changle about her jewellery box containing her dowry. The servant denies that the mother has told Changle and says that the only time she brought it out was to let Weiyang see it on that day she died. Looks like TBJ knows it was Changle’s doing and that she disguised herself as Weiyang to frame her. He then says that Changle wouldn’t have known Weiyang’s real identity so Changle would have had an accomplice who knew everything.
Back to present time, Chengde tells TBJ that his plan to use a begger was successful in letting him know who the accomplice was. TBJ says that this proves that Weiyang was innocent from the beginning. He then backtraces and realises that TBY had the scroll all along and would’ve known Weiyang’s identity and that the assassination attempts on his life back at Hua Tai now makes sense. TBJ then resolves and says that from now on, he will get the throne in order to protect his loved onesMeanwhile, TBY goes to see Weiyang who’s looking at the rock she got from TBJ. Weiyang tried to leave but was quickly stopped by TBY who wanted to talk to her. He receive thanks from Weiyang for helping her many times. TBY tells her that if she really wanted to thank him then she should accompany him to play music since he heard from TBJ that she’s good at playing. Weiyang refuses but TBY uses his authority so Weiyang has no choice but to comply. Just as she leaves, she drops the rock but TBY picks it up before grudgingly giving it back to Weiyang, “Why can’t you forget about him?”.Afterwards, we see Changle and Changru. Looks like Changru is visiting TBY’s mother often since his mother is going to choose a wife for TBY soon. Changru then stirs up jealousy as she brings up Weiyang to Changle. Then Changle leaves and goes to Weiyang. She orders all the servants to kneel before her.
Just as Changru was going to do something to Weiyang, she is stopped by her servant who tells her that this is the palace and that someone will probably see which will ruin her reputation. Changle then tries to remain compose but then steps on the tray of clothes Weiyang carried, saying that her shoes is dirty and that she wants Weiyang to clean it for her. In the background, Changru watches the situation with excited eyes and orders her maid to bring TBJ here. Weiyang then brings out her hankerchief and carefully wipes Changle’s shoes. Changle then kicks Weiyang and was about to slap her before Weiyang caught her hand. Then she orders the guards to take her away for punishment.Then TBJ comes and stops them from taking Weiyang. But he did not help her but take Changle’s side and ordered the guards to take Weiyang away and give her 51 strokes 😦 This surprises Changru who expected to get Changle in trouble. Changle however, seems to want to jump for joy…
While Weiyang was getting stroked, TBJ purposely acts lovingly with Changle. But we see his clenched fists, drawing blood, as he watches Weiyang gets stroked.The Princess then comes in to save Weiyang and stops the guard from beating her. The Princess scolds TBJ for doing this to Weiyang who then leaves the palace with his wife…
Oh this is heartbreaking! But I think he’s doing this to please Changle before giving her the ultimate punishment. But poor Weiyang, she’s suffering so much!Then we see TBJ back at his home who tells Chengde “I let people hit her…she definitely won’t forgive me. I can’t even forgive myself”. Chengde says that TBJ is doing this to get Changle and that he has already arranged for the Princess to come at that time to save Weiyang. I knew it! He’s doing this to catch Changle and her accomplices so that they can show their true colours in front of him soon, “I need to get enough power in order to protect Weiyang”.
Ep 39: This ep begins with Changle happy at getting TBJ on her side. Little does she know that he’s doing this for Weiyang. Later, we see Weiyang thinking of Juntao and how she didn’t protect her. TBY then comes in asking her who’s she praying for. He then changes the subject and says how he heard that TBJ punished Weiyang with strokes and asked whether her wounds are alright. Weiyang thanks him for his concern saying that its alright. TBY then says that if he was TBJ, he would’ve believed Weiyang – are you trying to deepen the wedge????
Then we see fireflies and TBY asks Weiyang to wish for something. Looks like TBY purposely did this so that she can be a little bit happier. He then tells her to think about why he always save her and tries to make her happy, “I hope that one day your heart will have me. I will wait for you. I hope that there will be a day when you stop resisting me”. The next day, we see Changle going to see the Princess who suddenly invited her. This makes them suspicious but Changle says that since this is the palace and she’s TBJ’s wife, the Princess won’t be able to do anything bad to her.
When Changle arrives, the Princess quickly greets Changle and tells her that she has a gift for her. She praises Changle for knowing the animal and then asks her to quickly carry the cat. So Changle carries the cat, believing its a type of tiger, and snuggles it. The Princess quickly smirks then laughs out aloud as Changle has black markings on her face and clothes. The Princess tells Changle that its just a cat showered in black ink. She then says that Changle can’t even distinguish between a cat and a tiger. This infuriates Changle who then walks away but not before getting laughed at by servants. Meanwhile, Changru gets news that TBY has been going to the palace frequently at night and that whenever he goes back home, he’s in a happy mood. Changru gets annoyed as she knows Weiyang is involved.
Next, we see Weiyang with Baizhi doing chores. Weiyang questions Baizhi’s laughs who tells Weiyang that she saw everything last night. Looks like Baizhi is rooting for TBY and Weiyang to be together. Weiyang tells Baizhi to stop talking about it and that its impossible for them two.Then, we see the Empress and the other concubines in a banquet. As soon as one of the servants brought in the clothes, the Empress instructed the servants to show it to the other ladies. The ladies complimented the material saying that it’s gorgeous. The Empress then gifted it to one of the ladies who gratefully accepted it. She was then instructed to wear the outfit to show it off. However, we see TBY’s mother looking jealous at being left out. But then, the lady who wore the gift faints and promptly died.Later, eunuchs and soldiers comes into Weiyang’s workplace to accuse them for poisoning the Empress’ outfit. The soldiers then searched the place to find the poison but found nothing. Then a maid went to Weiyang’s work station and found the poison in one of the clothes. Meanwhile, the Empress pleads with the Emperor to investigate this deeply in order to give her and the dead lady justice. The eunuch then comes in saying that he found the culprit. He brings in Weiyang which shocks TBJ and TBY. But we see the look the Older Prince gives to TBY…might be his doing?
Weiyang pleads for her innocence but the older Prince says that there might be someone supporting her and brings up TBY. Looks like its just a dirty plan the Older Prince and the Empress concocted to get rid of TBY and his chance for the throne.Weiyang then speaks with the Emperor alone and tells him that she’s innocent since she won’t gain anything from harming the Empress. The Emperor continues to question her and even asks her if she’s using TBY. Weiyang pleads innocence and says that she has never used anyone. The Emperor then orders her to find the culprit within three days and if she fails, then she’s the culprit.Then Weiyang walks out of the Emperor’s room alone to find TBJ waiting for her. TBY then comes into the scene asking if she’s alright. After talking to Weiyang, Weiyang tells TBJ that since he doesn’t believe her, he shouldn’t worry about her fate. TBJ then leaves and we see Weiyang trying to remain composed. Weiyang then tells TBY about the Emperor’s orders and TBY feels sorry for her since she only got involved to frame him. Weiyang tells him that since her life has been saved by him, it is alright to use this life to save him. TBY then says that he will protect her but Weiyang says that if he wants to help her, it will be best if he stays away from her. But TBY refutes by saying that the masterminds are using her to get to him, so if he saves her, he is basically saving himself as well.Later, we see TBJ and Chengde thinking about the culprit and that the murderer must be from Huai Yi Bureau (Weiyang’s workplace). TBY then instructs Chengde to investigate all of the palace workers at Huai Yi Bureau.Meanwhile, TBY arrives home angrily. Changru goes to him and says that they can make the Emperor believe that Weiyang was the one who did it herself in order to not implicate TBY. TBY dares her to hurt Weiyang but Changru quickly says that she’s only thinking of him. TBY then calls on Changan to ask about the progress on getting evidence on the Older Prince.Next, the Older Prince’s servants tells his master that Weiyang will not be able to find out the culprit. The Older Prince smiles since the Emperor is now suspicious of TBY and that he will no longer be a threat to him.
Then, TBY comes into a conclusion that this plan was masterminded by the Older Prince who is using Weiyang to frame TBY. Suddenly, he says that Weiyang is probably in danger as Chengde says the Older Prince will hurt Weiyang.Meanwhile, Baizhi keeps on guessing who the culprit is by listing the servants’ names. Then the head maid orders Baizhi to go on an errand. While she’s walking, she sees Changru and believes that she might be able to help Weiyang clear her name. Baizhi quickly asks another servant to help her on her errand while she runs after Changru. Too bad Baizhi didn’t hear Changru talking bad about Weiyang as she pleads with Changru to help Weiyang. After Changru leaves, Baizhi looks back and sees Changru walking in a wrong direction. She then secretly follows them.Next, we see TBJ and Chengde rushing to find Weiyang. Unable to find her at her workplace, they separate. Then we see Weiyang on an errand before getting quickly knocked out by an eunuch and carried away. Soon, TBJ goes to the place Weiyang got knocked out at and finds evidence of her being there. We then see the eunuch trying to throw Weiyang in the well but she wakes up. The eunuch quickly faces her with a knife as Weiyang tries to get answers from him. Just as she shouts for help, TBJ saves her from the eunuch who runs away. He quickly asks her if she’s alright which surprises Weiyang at his caringness. She thanks him for saving her and he explains that he was just walking by when he saw the eunuch and didn’t think that he saved her. Weiyang the believes that if TBJ realised it was her the eunuch was trying to kill, he wouldn’t save her. She then walks away disappointingly but not before being told by TBJ to be careful in the palace.
Oh, looks like that eunuch was the assassin who previously disguised herself as the real Weiyang (forgot her name).Back to Changru, Baizhi finds that she’s going back home without even seeing the Empress as per plan. She then asks herself why would Changru trick her. Just as Baizhi was going to tell Weiyang about it, she was interrupted by the Head eunuch’s entrance who gave Weiyang the poisoned outfit to help with her investigation.
Later, Baizhi drops the key to Weiyang’s chest and remembers Weiyang’s words to try and remember the time when she didn’t have the key with her. We then see a flashback where Baizhi was dizzy and rested at Changru’s residence. She remembers that she passed out after drinking water there and becomes suspicious that it might be at that time when someone took the key from her. But she couldn’t believe that Changru will do this to Weiyang since they’re good sisters. Seeing Weiyang, she tells herself that she will tell her about this after they find culprit since her mood hasn’t been good these past few days.
It’s getting messy with so many situations emerging and poor Weiyang being caught in the middle of it! A positive out of today’s episodes is that Baizhi, her loyal sidekick, gets to be with Weiyang. Even though TBJ is helping Weiyang in the background, when will he expose Changle’s crimes? I don’t want to see Weiyang suffer anymore since she has been through so much!
Also TBY…it’s clear that he’s interested in Weiyang but he should sort out his relationship with Changru since she’s so damn jealous of Weiyang and against helping her clear her name.