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. He’s now the Prince of Rouran and is also known as Prince Yuan Lie but I’m still going to refer to him as LMD to limit confusion.
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
Chiyun Nan (CYN): Great General who framed the Hexi King. Also Da Furen’s nephew.
Li Ang: Also known as General Jiao, minister of Ran Rou Kingdom. He’s the one who has been protecting LMD a lot of the times.
Lady Wen: Changru’s and Changxi’s birth mother.
Locked in a prison cell, we realise that the Emperor has given the order to behead Weiyang in 3 days for the murder of Princess An Le of Rouran. We then see TBJ visiting Weiyang in her cell as he asks her how did she get linked with An Le’s death and that he had warned her so many times to be careful. Weiyang then tells him that it’s none of his business to care about whether she lives or not especially since he believes that she’s the one who murdered his mother. She then goes on a rage saying how he never believed her as a person while TBJ apologises, “I’m sorry, I never thought to hurt you”. However, she doesn’t believe him and asks him to leave, “I don’t want to pin my hopes on one who doesn’t even believe me…I don’t want to see you ever again”. However, TBJ just goes to hug her as Weiyang tries to fight him off, “I already let you go once, even if it hurts I don’t want to let go”. He then tells her that she has misunderstood him – seriously how can she misunderstand? From her perspective, he has repeatedly hurt her and even ordered servants to hit her – and that he has always believed in her, knows that she’s innocent and never stopped loving her. Also, he knows she didn’t kill his mother and told Weiyang how he was forced to marry Changle because of TBY. Weiyang was at first in disbelief but then realises that TBJ has been helping her in the background all along. They then exchange apologies for their past actions and words as well as saying how they only love each other.Then, we see Changru getting pricked by a needle – bad omen! She is definitely worried about her relationship with TBY as she believes that once Weiyang dies, TBY will get back to his senses and realise Changru is the one for him. – Keep dreaming girl!Later, both Changle and Changru talk about Weiyang and whether she can escape death again. Changle exclaims her happiness at seeing her enemy finally going down. She then asks Changru how she killed An Le. Changru quickly says that it was not her but Changle doesn’t believe her words.Back to Weiyang, TBY arrives at the prison to visit her saying that he will save her, “Of course I want to save you. If you die, then who can I marry?”. This surprises Weiyang who’s wary of TBY since TBJ told her that TBY was involved with his mother’s death. He tells her that he has organised everything and that Weiyang doesn’t have to do anything saying that tomorrow the person [to replace you in the execution] will come and someone else is going to get you out. Weiyang however says that it’s not necessary since nothing will happen to her. Her confidence surprises TBY since she’s on death row but Weiyang doesn’t budge.Weiyang later meets with the Emperor who asked to see her. Weiyang seems confident so there’s something up her sleeve. The Emperor quickly asks Changru if she’s still insisting on her earlier words of not seeing Weiyang at all that day of An Le’s death and that she was with Changle the whole time. Li Ang impatiently asks the Emperor why he is doing this but the Emperor says that he found a witness to prove that Weiyang wasn’t the murderer. The Emperor then brings in the witness which is An Le herself, dressed in a maid’s outfit. Changru becomes shock while Li Ang is surprised that An Le was alive this whole time. LMD then explains that he caught An Le who wanted to secretly escape the palace. An Le then explains that she only wanted to escape the palace is because she already has someone she loves and that they both planned to meet up. When asked about the dead body, An Le says that she used a recently dead maid’s body to be disguised as her while she dresses as a maid and posed as a sick person to get out of the palace. An Le also says that she saw Weiyang speaking with Changru that day. Changle then becomes scared as the Emperor says “How dare you try to deceive the King!”. The Emperor then summons Changle to come and see him as he questions her whether she was actually with Changru that day. Changle then tells the Emperor that she did meet Changru that day but wasn’t sure of the exact time. She then pleads for forgiveness for nearly harming Weiyang from the Emperor. Weiyang then questions Changru why did she want to harm her. Changru, crying and scared, keeps on admitting that this is a misunderstanding and that she wouldn’t dare to deceive the Emperor. The Emperor then asks her to be taken away but Changru quickly says “You can’t kill me because I’m currently pregnant with TBY’s child”.Later, the doctor confirms of her pregnancy. The Emperor then questions TBY whether Changru was telling the truth and whether she is actually pregnant with his child. TBY admits that she is pregnant with his child. The Emperor then tells Changru that since she is pregnant with a royal child, he will won’t take her life. But, he says that he will never accept her as his daughter-in-law and that once the child is born, he will decide on how to punish her. The Emperor also decides that marriage can not occur between Rouran and Da Wei due to An Le’s incident as it will be humiliating for them.Next, we see An Le and LMD walking towards Weiyang, the Princess and TBJ. An Le thanks Weiyang for helping her and from her flashback, we realise that Weiyang has warned them about Changru and that she will probably target An Le as her next victim since she was going to marry TBY. We then see LMD and Juntao saving An Le from the well and getting someone else to be disguised as An Le.Then we see Weiyang thanking LMD and the Princess for their help as they all talked about Changru and how she won’t have a chance to harm any more innocent people. Meanwhile, Li Ang blows a needle at Weiyang. LMD notices that it was Li Ang and chases after him. Li Ang says that Weiyang’s life will be no more if LMD doesn’t do his duty for Rouran. LMD gets scared that he poisoned her but Li Ang says that this time he just hurt her flesh.
LMD tells Li Ang that he has no interest in helping Rouran getting Da Wei’s military secrets as he doesn’t want to hurt his people. Li Ang tells LMD that he’s a Rouran citizen not Da Wei’s citizen but LMD says that he grew up in Da Wei not Rouran. However, Li Ang tells LMD that if he gets Da Wei’s military secrets he can secure his place as heir of Rouran. But LMD will not hear of it and tells him that Rouran is an unfamiliar place to him and that his sibilings there never think of his as family. And if he could, he would live in Da Wei forever with the person who cares for him. Li Ang however threatens LMD that if he wants to protect Weiyang he needs to do this for Rouran or else.Afterwards, we see Changru being escorted to her new home in the palace. Upset, Changru tells her servant how she is making clothes for her baby so that others can know of its existence especially TBY. Also, she says how TBY has never once visited her and that if this continues, he will soon forget her and her baby. Her servant tries to comfort her by saying that TBY is usually busy with work but Changru angrily replies “Is he that busy to not even send a letter or a sentence?”. She then instructs her servant to send the chest filled with baby clothes to TBY and says that once he sees this, he will understand her intentions.However, her servant returns with the chest saying that TBY didn’t say anything but leave. This upsets Changru who believes that he really did forget about her. Changan then arrives and tells Changru that TBY will never come and won’t care about her. As Changan proceeds to leave, Changru tells him to deliver a message to TBY saying that if he doesn’t care about her and his child, then she and the child will not live. Upset, Changru dismisses her servant after Changan leaves. We then see Weiyang coming in…
Ep 45: Again, another person is blaming their demise on Weiyang and it is none other than Changru herself. Changru asks Weiyang when she suspected her and Weiyang says that it was during around the time of the Crown Princess’ murder as she realised that Changle must be working with someone from the Li’s Household. Even when Weiyang says that she knows Changru killed Baizhi, Changru scoffs and denies her assumption. Weiyang also brings up the handkerchief as key evidence that she was there at Baizhi’s death. Weiyang then talks about that day of An Le’s disappearance and how she made sure that she saw Changru that day to see whether Changru will be Weiyang’s witness or not in front of the Emperor. But of course Changru deceived the Emperor and claimed to not see Weiyang that day which allowed Weiyang to see that Changru has been harming her the whole time.Changru scoffs and remains composed as she tells Weiyang that she only has evidence that she killed Baizhi but not the Crown Princess. Weiyang tells her that even though she has no evidence to arrest both Changru and Changle as the murderers, she knows that its them. Weiyang then asks her whether Changru has been using her from the start and whether she actually thought of Weiyang as a sister. Changru exclaims that she did use Weiyang from the beginning even after Weiyang keeps on treating her well like a sister, but everytime she uses Weiyang she feels a bit regretful. She then tells Weiyang that they could’ve been good sisters forever but unlike Changru, Weiyang was able to get TBY’s attention, “I want to kill you!”. Weiyang gets upset at knowing that Changru was also involved in LMD’s mother’s death, “Do you still have any humanness in you?”. Seeing that Changru was not even regretful of her actions, Weiyang slaps her before leaving.Later, TBY goes to see Changru who is happy to see him. However, when she runs up to him, her smile goes away at seeing TBY’s stoic face. He scolds her for not telling him about the baby before revealing it publically. Changru apologises and tries to calm him down as she leans in for a hug, “Please don’t be angry”. TBY gets her off him saying that he couldn’t believe she would use this matter to become his concubine but it would not happen. Changru blames this on Weiyang but TBY tells her off. Changru then says that she targeted Weiyang because she knows TBY loves Weiyang. TBY then tells her to safely give birth and to not bother Weiyang before leaving Changru alone.Afterwards, An Le say their goodbyes to the Princess and Weiyang. Next, An Le comments on LMD’s sad face, “Are you sad that I’m leaving?”. Of course the siblings bickered for a while before An Le says that LMD has no purpose to stay in Da Wei since he’s not their citizen and he doesn’t have any family there. LMD says that Weiyang is his family. An Le then tells LMD how she knows that the Princess likes him while LMD quickly changes the subject.Later, Weiyang meets with the Emperor who tells her that the situation with Rouran has been solved. Also, he asks her how he should compensate Weiyang for the ordeal she went through. Weiyang says that it was the Emperor who found out she was innocent so she must thank him. The Emperor chuckles before praising her and promoting her to be his personal servant. The Princess congratulates Weiyang and she is now a royal servant. Next, we see Chengde accidently seeing Juntao. He quickly hugs her exclaiming his happiness that she’s alive, “Your temper is really bad so the God will never accept you” – hahas. He then tells her how he missed her so much and that when he thought she died, his heart broke. Juntao releases her sword and hugs Chengde back but not before throwing him off. Juntao asks Chengde why did he want to kill her that day at the Crown Princess’ residence. Chengde says that he had no choice since all the evidence that day pointed towards Weiyang. Juntao replied, “You should still believe in me”. Chengde then says that he does believe in her before Juntao kicks him in embarrassment.Later, we see Weiyang and the Princess strolling at a park. Weiyang then reveals that she was supposed to meet someone here as well but that person is not here. The scene then cuts to LMD and TBJ as TBJ tells LMD that Weiyang and him are ok now since they had a misunderstanding. Then Weiyang and the Princess sees LMD and TBJ. TBJ quickly stands next to Weiyang while the Princess goes to LMD. They then separate into their couple pairings to get food. Seems like Weiyang is setting the Princess and LMD up, “LMD! Remember to look after the Princess well!”. TBJ then brings Weiyang to see a present he has prepared for her. It’s a place filled with her favourite flowers, “I planted these flowers myself”. TBJ then continues to confess his feelings for her while Weiyang replies with happiness, knowing that the both love each other very much.Meanwhile, LMD teases the Princess with a fish he just caught. They had a cute moment when the Princess had something stuck in her eye and LMD helped her by blowing at it. The Princess then asks LMD whether he was telling the truth that day when he said he will take her away if the Emperor arranges a political marriage for her. LMD avoids the question which upsets the Princess. He then goes the Princess and says that he already promised her that so he will follow through with his promise even if the Emperor sends an army of soldiers at him. LMD then quickly changes the topic as he teaches the Princess how to light a proper fire.Afterwards, we see Weiyang greeting her family at the Li’s household. Her father tells her that she’s not his family so she doesn’t have to do this. He continues by saying that he asked her to come here only to find out information about Changru. Granny Li then says that Changru will never try to deceive the Emperor and believes that there’s a misunderstanding. Also, now that Changru has TBY’s child, the Emperor still hasn’t given her a title yet. They then pleaded with Weiyang for her to ask the Emperor to pardon Changru and allow her to come home so that she can be looked after by her family members. However, Weiyang says that she can’t do this and that if it wasn’t for her pregnancy, she would’ve been dead already. This shocks the family so Weiyang explains that Changru masterminded LMD’s mother’s death and killed Baizhi. This shocks the family while Lady Wen quickly comes in and hits Weiyang believing that she’s harming her daughter. The servants quickly stop her as Weiyang’s mother comes to Weiyang’s defense. Weiyang then tells the whole family that she’s telling the truth before bowing to her elders and leaving the house.Meanwhile, Changru meets with TBY’s mother with an ulterior purpose: choosing a wife for TBY. She subtly brings up the topic by saying how TBY doesn’t have to marry Princess An Le and that TBY’s mother must be finding a wife for her son. She tells the mother how she cares for TBY and is now misunderstood by him. TBY’s mother then tells her to speak frankly so Changru says that TBY wants to marry Weiyang. She then talks bad of Weiyang while the mother refuses to allow TBY marry Weiyang. Then a servant comes in saying that TBY wants to meet with his mother. Changru quickly says that she must not be discovered here or else he will misunderstand her further.TBY arrives and greets his mother while Changru watches them in the background. The mother brings up his marriage and says that if he has already chosen a person to marry, they can talk about her now. TBY tells his mother that she doesn’t have to get him married so quickly but the mother refuses saying that his nephew TBJ is already married yet TBY doesn’t even have a Lady in his house. TBY quickly says that he has a matter to attend to so he will leave first.Next, we see Li Ang telling LMD to keep on getting the military secrets and threatens him with Weiyang’s life. This infuriates LMD while Li Ang tells him that there’s no time left and that they must act asap. Li Ang then says that the military secrets is located at TBY’s residence and that tonight is the best opportunity to get it.Later, it is nightfall and we see LMD with Li Ang as well as others at TBY’s place. Looks like their plan has started. Li Ang then tells LMD to use the Princess to get into the TBY’s study chamber but LMD refuses. Li Ang then threatens LMD again with Weiyang’s life before leaving as the Princess calls for LMD. Hearing Li Ang’s threats in his head, he reluctantly uses the Princess to get inside. So he quickly fakes dizziness saying that he needs to rest a bit at a quiet place. The Princess then brings him into a private room before being knocked unconscious by LMD.Back to TBY, Changan tells him that someone went inside his study. TBY quickly leaves to go to his study and check whether his stuff was safe in his hiding place. Meanwhile, LMD was watching his every move behind a curtain.
I’m glad that Changru has shown her true colours but sad that she is not even regretful for taking away so many lives just because she wants to be with TBY. Jealousy is a scary thing. I didn’t really enjoy TBJ’s and Weiyang’s scenes that much as I found it a bit weird seeing as they only just got back together after so many eps of not being together. Its like the writers are just trying to glue them together without going in depth but rushing through the process of clearing up their misunderstanding.
Changle doesn’t even have many scenes now which is a pity as it would’ve been nice to see her losing her resolve over killing the Crown Princess.
Well, 9 more episodes left..加油！