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.
After TBY checks on his items and finds that nothing is out of place, he leaves. LMD however lingers in his study and opens the chest to get the key.Next, Weiyang comes in to see the Emperor feeling tired and having a headache. Weiyang then brings the Emperor outside to walk on pebbles (like acupuncture mat) so that it can promote healthy blood flow and lessen his headaches. After conversing and walking for a while, the Emperor tells Weiyang that he feels much more relaxed than before.Back to TBY’s residence, the guests are enjoying the wine and watching the dances. However, TBY seems deep in thought and finds LMD and Li Ang missing. He then believes that they’re up to something so he quickly leaves and goes back to his study to check on his chest, only to find the key to the military secrets stolen. Disguised as an assassin, LMD uses the stolen key to get inside a chamber filled with important information. Meanwhile, the Princess wakes up from being knocked out by LMD when Changan arrives. Changan asks the Princess about LMD’s whereabouts but the Princess covers for him saying that LMD wasn’t feeling well and just left the residence, “He was with me the whole time, so he wouldn’t have a chance to steal something”. Back to LMD, he’s still trying to find the military information. He finally finds it and just as he was about to leave, flights of arrows came shooting towards him. LMD gets out of the room to find a group of soldiers armed and ready to attack him. LMD fights them as TBY watches the scene, ordering his men to kill him. TBY then joins the attack, drawing out his sword as he aims it towards LMD. TBY’s sword successfully goes through LMD’s chest but before LMD’s identity gets revealed, Li Ang and his men arrives to save LMD and help him escape.We then see LMD being unable to run anymore as he’s losing a lot of blood. LMD quickly ask him about Weiyang and Li Ang tells him that he has already organised someone to give her the poison. Angry, LMD pushes Li Ang away from him saying that he’s never going to let him hurt Weiyang. Li Ang then tells LMD that it is probably too late to save her. LMD then kicks Li Ang who’s only showing concern for LMD and not for Weiyang before running away.Back to Weiyang, she gets delivered a drink to help her sleep better. As Weiyang pours the drink, we see LMD trying to run as quickly as he can to Weiyang. Just as she was going to drink it, LMD arrives and stops her. Weiyang then tells LMD that he came just at the right time as the Head Eunuch just sent her this drink to help her sleep better and asks LMD to drink it with her. LMD quickly grabs the cup and drinks it in front of Weiyang. After drinking it, he then tells her that he will take the wine with him, “Weiyang, I’m going now”. His behaviour was a bit weird to Weiyang but she lets him go.Then Li Ang meets with LMD and realised that he drank the poisoned wine. Hearing the fuss, the Princess quickly runs to LMD who spat out blood. Li Ang quickly gives LMD the antidote but LMD pushes him away. Li Ang became desperate saying that if he doesn’t take the antidote he will die. So LMD told him that if he takes the antidote, Li Ang must promise to not hurt Weiyang from now on. Li Ang promises to not hurt Weiyang but LMD suddenly becomes unconscious before he could take the antidote.Later, the doctor says that LMD has suffered a serious wound and has gotten poison which has taken a great amount of harm to his health. The Princess then becomes upset for LMD because there’s a possibility he won’t be able to ride a horse or do archery in the future. Afterwards, Li Ang escorts the doctor out before being informed by his men that they didn’t discover any military maps on LMD. While they were talking, the Princess overhears their conversation. Then another servant tells Li Ang that TBY has gotten an army to surround their residence.Meanwhile, TBJ tells Weiyang that something might have happened to LMD. He tells her that he doesn’t know much but that TBY has gotten an army to surround LMD’s residence. Weiyang then tells TBJ about LMD’s visit last night and how he didn’t look week. Weiyang then gets scared that TBY is going to kill LMD since he has gotten an army to find him but TBJ denies it since LMD is a Prince of Rouran. Weiyang then tells TBJ to go and check on the situation because she’s quite worried about LMD.Back at LMD’s residence, TBY goes in with his men saying that he needs to have a talk with LMD. Li Ang refuses saying that LMD is currently sick and won’t be able to see anyone. The Princess then comes out of LMD’s room and tells her brother that he can just talk to her because last night, LMD was with her the whole time. TBY doesn’t believe her, “Are you going to forsake your family just to save him?”. While they were talking, LMD tries to get up from his bed, but doesn’t have enough energy to do so. TBY then leaves since he can’t force his way inside. Then the Princess goes to see LMD who thanks the Princess for her help. She then asks LMD if she can ask him a few questions. LMD agrees to answer them and begins to answer them truthfully. He then apologises to the Princess who becomes upset that LMD used her to get the military map to go against her father and people. LMD tells her that he never had the intention to hurt her and says that he never wanted to get their military map and gave up in the end because he doesn’t want to hurt her and kill innocent lives. The Princess understands his meaning and realises that he was forced to do this to save Weiyang’s life. Then a servant says that TBJ is here. LMD asks the Princess to help him who agrees to not tell TBJ anything.TBJ then comes in and asks LMD why did TBY bring his army here. LMD tells him that its a misunderstanding and that the Princess was here the whole time so he can ask her. TBJ becomes suspicious and tries to get more information by saying that Weiyang is really worried about him. But the Princess tells him off saying that they already told him everything. TBJ then asks the Princess to leave because he wants to talk to LMD alone. The Princess wouldn’t budge but LMD tells her that it’s alright so she left. When they’re alone, he questions LMD’s motive for coming to Da Wei but LMD tells him that he hasn’t done anything against Da Wei. This pleases TBJ and LMD tells TBJ to look after Weiyang well.Back to Weiyang, we see her concentrating on writing something on paper. Then TBJ arrives and consoles Weiyang saying that LMD is fine. Then then sees the pile of papers and began to read it. Weiyang quickly takes it away from him and says that the Emperor punished her to copy the Yellow Emperor’s Canon 10 times. TBJ then teases her about her writing and that she was formerly a Princess. Weiyang refutes, “Who says that a Princess has to learn how to write prettily?”. TBJ then helps Weiyang help write the words.Later, Changru’s servant asks Changle to go and see Changru. Changle then compliments her new place and tells Changru that she shouldn’t blame Changle for not helping Changru that day. Changru smiles and say that she wouldn’t dare to blame her. Feeling unease, Changle asks Changru why she requested to see her. Changru says that she wants to remind Changle not to believe TBJ that much because he probably knows everything. She then says, “If I guessed correctly, after marriage, TBJ probably acted cold towards you”. Oooh she hit a sore spot. Changle doesn’t believe Changru’s words that TBJ married her to save Weiyang. Changru then says that TBJ already knows that she was the one who murdered his mother and that he was using him the whole time to protect Weiyang.Back to TBJ and Weiyang, Weiyang tries to write prettily again. However, TBJ jokes that its ugly and throws the paper away. Then he gives her a new paper and helps her write as he places his hand on top of hers, “Here, I’ll help you”. In the background, TBY comes and sees them together happily. He clenches his fists in anger before leaving them.Meanwhile, Changle goes over Changru’s words and is in disbelief, “No way…no way…TBJ will not trick me”. Her servant tells her not to trust Changru’s words but Changle couldn’t help it as inside she believes that Changru is right and that TBJ has never loved her.Back to Changru, we see her peacefully playing the guqin and singing in her room. It sucks that she can sing so well despite her evilness. Seems like she is still missing TBY but then she smirks saying that since she can’t fight with Weiyang now, she found someone else to fight against her – aka Changle.Afterwards, we see TBY and TBJ disagreeing with each other’s views in front of the Emperor. The Emperor then calls for Weiyang to come over seeing that she is in thought over this matter. He then asks her to say her thoughts aloud which Weiyang says that if the Emperor is not pleased with her words then he can’t punish her. Ah, she’s so daring! She then tells them a story from Northern Liang which supports TBJ’s views. We see the Emperor thinking over her words, “It makes sense”. The Emperor then dismisses them but TBY says that he wants to tell the Emperor something. The Emperor allows him to speak which TBY promptly requests the Emperor to allow him to marry Weiyang.
TBY’s sudden request to marry Weiyang startles everyone as the Emperor looks over at Weiyang’s face to see how she’s coping with this request. So the Emperor asks both TBY and TBJ to leave while he talks to Weiyang alone. The Emperor then asks Weiyang what her relationship with TBY is and Weiyang says that there’s no relationship between them. The Emperor doesn’t believe her and thinks that she’s getting close with both the princes so that she can get a good status. He then tells her to get out and to not see him for a while.Meanwhile, we see Changru trying to paint on the rock as she anxiously looks at the door. But then she can’t hold in her anger as she throws her paintbrush on the floor. When her servant comes in, Changru quickly asks her if TBY is on his way here. Her servant says no which upsets Changru as she knows that TBY doesn’t care about her. She then hardens her resolve, “TBY, since you’re not coming her to see me, then I’ll go and find you”, and walks out of her room to find TBY.Later, Weiyang sees TBY and asks him why he made such a request. Meanwhile, we see Changru running over and seeing both Weiyang and TBY together talking. She hides behind a pillar, eavesdropping on their conversation. TBY tells Weiyang that she will always be his woman but Weiyang tells him that she never wanted to marry him in the first place. But TBY remains stubborn, “What I want, I get”. Looks like he’s not going to give up on Weiyang.
Then TBJ arrives and distances Weiyang from TBY who leaves. Trying to comfort Weiyang, TBJ suggests them to secretly go out of the palace and enjoy the Lantern Festival since Weiyang doesn’t need to look after the Emperor for the next few days. Weiyang agrees happily while Changru glares at her.Back to her room, Changru is angry that TBY wants Weiyang who doesn’t love him yet discards Changru who has given him her heart. She feels betrayed that TBY wants to marry Weiyang even though Changru is pregnant with his baby. Her servant then adds more fuel to the fire by bitching about Weiyang who has two princes after her. Looks like Changru has a plan as she asks her servant to get her ink and paper. We then see Changru writing out a letter and asking her servant to personally give it to Changle.Meanwhile, Changle is walking around in the garden when she sees Chengde. She asks him whether TBJ will have time to accompany her to see the Lantern Festival tonight but Chengde says that TBJ is busy and won’t have time. Chengde then leaves as Changle looks at him suspiciously, thinking that TBJ is purposely avoiding her since she hasn’t seen him in a few days. Later we see Changle inside her carriage on her way to the Lantern Festival. As she was about to get out of her carriage, she spots TBJ with Chengde looking at lanterns. But then she sees Weiyang arriving and TBJ smiling at her. Quickly she flings back the curtain as her servant asks her whether she wants to go back home. But Changle refuses, wanting to see them, as she peeks at them behind the curtains. TBJ talks about his parents and how he feels bad for Weiyang as he couldn’t make her his wife in order to protect her. He then says that he will reach the top so that he can have the power to protect the ones he loved. Seeing them so close together, Changle’s eyes become furious and jealous at the sight of them hugging.Then Weiyang leaves TBJ to go inside and draw her own lantern as a surprise for him. Seeing them separate, Changle follows Weiyang and watches her behind the curtain. Grabbing a huge stick, she slowly walks behind Weiyang and knocks her out unconscious. Changle then proceeds to set the whole place on fire with Weiyang stuck inside – so cruel! Then she gets her servant to tell TBJ that she’s sick but then TBJ spots the place Weiyang went inside is on fire. As the servant tries to get TBJ to follow her, TBJ is more focused on Weiyang’s safety and finds out that she’s still inside. TBJ quickly goes inside to save Weiyang while Changle watches him.TBJ finds Weiyang inside unconscious and quickly goes to her amidst the fire. He regrets leaving her alone and letting her be hurt again. Weiyang slowly regains her consciousness and comforts TBJ, “Don’t be too worried”. She then brings out the painting she drew earlier, “Do you like it?”, but TBJ just hugs her. Changle gets angry at the sight of TBJ caring so much for Weiyang in public, “It’s you who betrayed me”.The next day, Chengde tells TBJ about last night and how he is suspicious that Changle wasn’t in her room the whole time but was outside. TBJ tells Chengde that last night’s fire was a set up by someone who wants to hurt Weiyang. Looks like they’re suspicious of Changle. Changle’s servant then arrives and asks TBJ to go and see Changle.TBJ arrives to see Changle still in bed. He asks her how did she suddenly get sick and Changle says that it’s probably due to lack of rest. TBJ then asks her about the medicine she drank and which doctor she saw. Changle answers them but then quickly asks him why he was at the Lantern Festival last night since her servant saw him there. TBJ lies that he was meeting someone there for work and talks about the fire. Changle fakes surprise and concern. Then she asks TBJ why did he marry her. Was it because of heartache when Weiyang murdered his mother? TBJ tries to avoid the question but Changle doesn’t give up so TBJ says that it was mainly due to his mother’s wishes. Changle then asks him, “Do you love me then?”. But TBJ smiles and changes topic despite Change saying to herself, “As long as you said you loved me, I will forgive you”.Back in his room, Chengde tells TBJ that Changle did see a doctor for her illness. But TBJ tells Chengde that this doctor Changle saw shouldn’t be trusted since he is related to the Chiyun family. Then Chengde tells TBJ how there’s progress with his father’s case. TBJ tells Chengde that no matter the difficulty, they must find this account book in order to proclaim his father’s innocence.Then the scene cuts to LMD and the Princess who’s feeding him medicine. The Princess gets upset that LMD sacrificed his health in order to save Weiyang. LMD tells the Princess that he does this so that Weiyang can live happily and safely. The Princess calls him stupid but LMD tells the Princess that’s she’s the stupid one since she knows about LMD’s feelings. So he tells her to don’t stay stupid and to not come back anymore. But the Princess remains strong and says that she knows what she’s doing, “I want to be with you”.
Afterwards, Juntao goes and find Chengde to scold him for not protecting Weiyang well enough. Chengde says that Weiyang is fine from that fire incident because TBJ saved her, risking his life. Juntao then tells Chengde that if something happens to Weiyang she won’t forgive him. Then this moment suddenly became cheesy as Chengde holds onto Juntao’s hand, telling her to make sure she protects herself well and to not get in trouble..LOL.
Then he tells her that he’s here because they must help TBJ to give Weiyang their own private Lantern Festival, since they couldn’t enjoy it previously.Next, it’s nightfall and we see TBJ covering Weiyang’s eyes as he leads her to a place decorated with lanterns. As soon as he uncovered her eyes, Weiyang looks at the place in amazement, “it’s so pretty!”. Then we see two big lanterns going down (thanks to both Chengde’s and Juntao’s help) and they have Weiyang’s drawings on them! We see them joking with each other and having fun while Chengde and Juntao work hard together to make this night special for them.Back to Changru, her servant notifies her that TBY has requested marriage with Weiyang in front of the Emperor. Already knowing the news, Changru remains composed, “I already know it”. Surprised, her servant looks at her confused. Then Changru says that she’s not going to go after him anymore. She then tells her servant that both TBY and her are alike but TBY is more powerful and important than her and that no one can control him, which is the same for her. She then takes out a small packet saying that she will give Weiyang to TBY since he wants her so much.Then we see Weiyang smiling happily to herself as she does her work. At another place, TBJ is also smiling happily thinking over Weiyang’s words but then becomes troubled when he is reminded about TBY’s marriage request. He quickly goes to find TBY and politely tells him that his recent request has brought upon a lot of trouble to Weiyang. TBY doesn’t budge and tells TBJ that he will marry Weiyang. Knowing that he can’t change TBY’s mind, TBJ walks away. After that, an eunuch grabs TBY’s attention and he chases after him. The eunuch leads TBY to a room…Back to Weiyang, we see her walking but gets bumped by a maid, getting soup on her clothes, “It’s alright. I’ll just go back and change my clothes.”. You’re falling into their trap Weiyang!
Weiyang gets to her room and proceeds to change out her clothes. After changing, she sees TBY who looks at her confused, “This is your room?”. Warily, Weiyang affirms that he’s in her room and asks him why he’s here. As he was about to answer her, Weiyang faints into TBY’s arm. Because of the scent surrounding the room, TBY gets pulled in a trance and lowers down his head to kiss Weiyang.
Outside her room, Changru’s servant scolds the eunuch that he led the wrong person as he was supposed to bring TBJ not TBY. She quickly tells him to notify Changru about this.Meanwhile, Changru is accompanying TBY’s mother for a walk – oh I know what’s she doing! Then an eunuch purposely bumps onto Changru who pretends that he’s hiding something. TBY’s mother gets curious and asks him to reveal it. The eunuch tells them that he saw TBY going inside Weiyang’s room and that they are secretly meeting each other. Changru gets anxious, “Why is TBY?”. But then this matter gets told to the Emperor who was passing by, “I’ll personally investigate this”.
They then arrive outside Weiyang’s room and the Emperor orders the eunuch to open the door.As they went inside, they find Changru’s maid with an eunuch instead. Changru gets confused and upset that they could not find Weiyang. The Emperor then questions the eunuch if he actually saw Weiyang and TBY here since both of them are not here. Then Weiyang arrives, confused with the whole situation.After getting an explanation from the eunuch and Weiyang, the Emperor questions Changru if that servant was hers. Changru affirms but says that she wouldn’t steal stuff. Weiyang quickly says, “If she doesn’t steal, then why is she secretly in my room?”. Changru then blames Weiyang saying that she set her up. Then the servants who were caught in the room faints. The Emperor quickly orders for a doctor to come here as well as TBY.
WhoA! A lot has happened in these two episodes but I’m not going to go over them because you can read them yourselves 🙂 What I’m mostly curious about is how did TBY and Weiyang get out of that room? Why did we see Changru’s maid inside Weiyang’s room instead?
But the moments between Weiyang and TBJ were so damn sweet!!!!!! Especially when they saw the lanterns together. And can we talk about Chengde and Juntao? They’re such a cute couple!