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.
The doctor check on the fainted servants as the Emperor watches. Changru looks pissed as her plan is foiled and keeps on glancing at the incense burner. Weiyang sees what Changru was looking at and purposely bump Changru who knocks down the incense burner, revealing the purple contents inside that burner. The Emperor looks at the commotion as Changru glares at Weiyang who remains placid. The doctor goes and sniffs the powder, reporting to the Emperor that it’s a love incense. Weiyang quickly tells the Emperor that this has nothing to do with her. The Emperor then orders Weiyang to search Changru’s servant who finds the packet containing the powder. Changru quickly says that someone is implicating her and that it must be Weiyang who was going to use this powder to entice TBY.TBY then arrives to the scene and was immediately questioned by the Emperor. TBY tells his father that he did come to this place but was because he was chasing after a suspicious eunuch. The Emperor then asks Weiyang if she did come here before. Weiyang says that she was going to come here to change her clothes but then got another servant to get it instead because something came up. The Emperor then comes into the conclusion that both TBY and Weiyang were set up and if they were both here at the same time, he would’ve witness a great scene due to the love incense. Changru quickly admits innocence but the Emperor doesn’t believe her. Weiyang then gets Changru’s servant (who’s still drugged) to admit that it was Changru’s doing. Having admitted that it was Changru, the Emperor then angrily orders that once Changru gives birth, she will be executed.After trying to plead with TBY’s mother and TBY, Changru gets desperate as they both leave her. She then asks Weiyang how she knew that she was getting drugged. Weiyang then gives us a flashback which explains everything and how she caught Changru’s servant. Changru also says that TBY was never suppose to be here but TBJ. She then continuously blame Weiyang for forcing her to do this and that it is unfair that TBY has never given her his love, “I hate you”.Afterwards, we see Weiyang walking along before seeing TBY who stops her in her tracks. TBY then says that she should thank him for protecting her virginity despite being nearly drugged by the lethal love incense. Weiyang replies that they were both victims in this situation and that they shouldn’t talk about it anymore, “I hope you will forget about this quickly”. However TBY says that he doesn’t want to forget it and that he regrets it a bit. He then says that his feelings for her are real and attempts to get close to her but Weiyang flinches and steps back.Later, we see Changru alone at night thinking about the earlier situation. Then suddenly a mysterious eunuch walks behind her and hits her with a stick. Then we see him throwing her body off the balcony.The next day, the Emperor receives news of Changru’s ‘suicide’. We then see Lady Wen grieving as she gets stopped by her servants from allowing her to follow her daughter to death. Granny Li then tells her son how there has been so many unfortunate incidents and now two of her grandchildren has died, “What hope does the Li family have now?”.We then see Weiyang burning sticks for Baizhi to tell her to rest peacefully since she has been avenged. Then TBJ comes and play the guqin behind Weiyang who notices him, “I’m thankful to have you”. It’s so sweet that he’s comforting her right now.OMG. We see Changru wake up with the help of Changan. She notices TBY and believes that it was him who knocked her out. She then attempts to leave but gets caught by TBY who tells her that she is now ‘dead’ so she can’t return back home. TBY tells her that after he had her knocked out, he already prepared a dead body, posing as Changru, to make it seem like she committed suicide. He then tells her to stay at this place to safely give birth to the child by threatening her life. Changru quickly stops him from leaving, “TBJ, since you saved me by taking me out of there, does that mean you have me in your heart?”. TBJ gets her off him by saying that she’s only alive because of the child.Meanwhile, LMD is better since he is able to stand up and get out of bed. Li Ang quickly apologises for getting him into this mess and endangering LMD’s life. LMD forgives him and says that Li Ang might get in trouble with the Khan since their plans to get Da Wei’s military map has failed. His servant then comes in saying that the Princess has brought a lot of medicine with her to see him. LMD tells Li Ang to stop the Princess from coming in to see him. But the Princess forces her way in, “LMD, why are you avoiding me?”. LMD tells the Princess that he knows of her feelings but he can’t return it which is why he doesn’t dare to face her.Later, the Princess finds LMD practising archery alone in the woods. She tells him to stop since he still hasn’t fully healed from his wounds and poison. LMD then asks the Princess if she is willing to give him another chance so that he can accept her feelings for him. Laughing, the Princess quickly hugs LMD in happiness and they both later practice archery together.Meanwhile, Chengde receives an anonymous letter saying that the person wants to meet with TBJ at a secret place because that person has information in regards to TBJ’s father. TBJ becomes suspiscious that TBY might be involved with his father’s guilty verdict since it was during that time TBY gained the trust of the Older Prince and now TBY has the Older Prince’s previous status. Later, both Chengde and TBJ arrive at the rendezvous place but finds the place empty.Next, we see CYN, dressed in black and hiding behind a mask, looking like he’s ready to kill someone. The servants begin to notice him and then suddenly more masked figures appear with CYN who signals them to kill everyone. CYN then walks into a room where Lord Zongzheng resides and promptly kills him.Back at court, the Emperor gets furious that one of his subjects was murdered last night. TBJ requests the Emperor to investigate this as there’s clearly a conspiracy and that they should find the murderers quickly. TBY also agrees and so the Emperor gives them 10 days to find the murderers.Later, Weiyang and TBY talk about last night’s murders. TBJ also tells Weiyang how he was waiting for someone the whole night but that person didn’t come. And around the same time, the murders happened. Weiyang asks TBJ whether he thinks these two situation are linked who says that it’s a possibility. That is why he asked to be included in the investigation team so that he can find clues.Afterwards, both TBY and TBJ are assisting the case as they are given information by one of the investigators. TBJ says that it has to be more than 1 person to kill over 100 people since they didn’t leave any clues. Then the soldiers are ordered to search the place again to find clues. Chengde finds a clue and alerts TBJ who quickly goes over to have a look. They find a sword mark on a stone and both TBJ and TBY feel like they both know who it is.Meanwhile, the Princess runs up to Weiyang in a happy mood as the servant reveals that the Princess was just with LMD. The Princess brings news of LMD and says that LMD tells her to not worry. Weiyang then asks the Princess if she’s willing to marry into Rouran since LMD’s a Prince from Rouran. The Princess replies that no matter who LMD is, she will want to be with him for the rest of her life. Then an eunuch comes saying that the Emperor is looking for her. Weiyang then leaves but then TBJ arrives, narrowly missing Weiyang. He quickly asks the Princess if she has seen her who tells him that the Emperor just called for her, “Seems like the Emperor knows”. TBJ hurries over to the Emperor and sees that Weiyang, TBY and the investigator are already gathered there. The investigator says that based on the evidence they have gathered, the sword marks shows that they are from Northern Liang due to their unique weapons. Weiyang says that they must have seen wrongly as the murderers can’t be Liang people, “Even if the weapon is unique to the Northern Liang, but those people can’t be from Norther Liang.”. The investigator says that he has investigated that in Lord Zhong Zheng’s manor, there was a lot of Liang servants working there harbor hatred and there has been a lot of misconducts by them. Angrily, the Emperor orders to capture all the Liang’s slaves and if none of them surrenders, then they are to be killed because they have trampled on his kindness and are ungrateful. Weiyang quickly begs the Emperor to be merciful as she repeatedly kowtows in front of him. Unable to stop her, TBJ also begs his grandfather as did TBY. The Emperor then grudgingly agrees and allows her to investigate this matter within 10 days. If she fails, then she will die along with the rest of the slaves. Afterwards, both the Princess and the Juntao are angry at the Emperor for allowing Weiyang to risk her life again. The Princess then tells Weiyang that she could’ve ignored this matter and not be involved but Weiyang says that she’s the Northern Liang’s Princess and her dad will be disappointed if she ignores her people. TBJ then asks her “What if this was really done by the Northern Liang people?”. Weiyang then says that if it was them, then she will find the culprit so as to not harm innocent Liang people. But she affirms that the murderer is definitely not from Liang as normal Liang people won’t have the ability to kill so many people in a night. TBJ agrees with her thinking, “This matter is definitely not simple”.It’s wintertime as we see snow snow snow! Next, we see Changru with her servant who’s blaming herself for Changru’s current state. Changru doesn’t blame her and says that it might be heaven’s will. Her servant tries to console her that TBY will have a change of heart but Changru doesn’t believe her, “I’m already a dead person, can I even go back?”. But it looks like Changru is still a spiteful character who hates Weiyang and is still blaming everything on her. She then tells her servant that she’s going back and grabs her hairpin.
Next, doors open as Changru and her servant comes out facing the guards. Hiding her hairpin, Changru makes eyecontact with her servant as they spot an old woman.Then the scene cuts to TBJ playing chess with his grandpa. We see that TBJ is not paying attention to the situation which angers the Emperor who throws the chess pieces on the floor. He’s clearly upset that TBJ is thinking about Weiyang instead of being focused, “Do you only have Weiyang in your heart?”.
Later, the Emperor takes out his anger at Weiyang asking whether she has any motive towards getting close to TBJ. Weiyang explains that she has no underlying motives but that TBJ is always there to protect her whenever she’s in danger and that she loves him and can’t leave him. She admits that she’s serious about him and pleads the Emperor to believe her and to allow her to stay by TBJ’s side. The Emperor says that even if she solves the murder cases, she is to leave TBJ forever.
This ep begins with Changle playing her guqin as an eunuch comes over to deliver a letter to her. Changle opens the letter which is from Changru asking her for help. Looks like she’s shocked that Changru was alive the whole time.Next, Changle arrives to the place Changru is currently staying at but is quickly stopped by the guards. However, Changle has her own bodyguard who quickly knocks them out. Changle then proceeds to go inside the place to find Changru welcoming her. They complain about their unhappiness as Changru says it’s all because of Weiyang. Then we see Changle acting a bit crazy as she suddenly laughs out loud and tells Changru that she did so much for TBJ and she got nothing, “I want to bring destruction…If I can’t get it, no one else can”. Her new attitude scares Changru a bit as she is rendered speechless since Changle wants to destroy TBJ and Weiyang. Even Changle’s servant doesn’t believe her words but gets slapped by Changle, “What I want to do, I can definitely do it”.Later, we see Changru thinking over Changle’s words, “She is right, I loved TBY too much”. Then TBY comes in saying that even if she’s isolated, she can even contact Changle and bring her here, “What are you planning on doing”. Changru says that whatever she’s going to do won’t harm him, “I am the only woman in the world who loves you the most”. TBY then asks his servant to pack Changru’s stuff which startles her as he tells her he’s not going to give her another opportunity to contact people. Changru then tells TBY that she secretly contacted Changle in order to help him. She tells him how Changle doesn’t place TBJ on a high pedestal anymore..Afterwards, we see CYN visiting TBY at his residence, “Master”. However, TBY is angry at CYN for the recent situation since Weiyang is now in danger. CYN says that he did it to eliminate the evidence that TBY had a hand in TBJ’s father’s punishment. CYN tells TBY that his purpose in life now is to get rid of Weiyang since she made him like this. But TBY tells him that this is not the time to hurt her but CYN confronts him about his feelings for Weiyang and that he doesn’t want to see her become his woman, “In Weiyang’s heart, she only has TBJ”. TBY then gets up and tells CYN that he has no right to question him especially since he will soon get the throne. Keeping silent, CYN gets dismissed but not before being asked to visit Changle who might be a big help to TBY later.
Then Changan comes in and later reveals how they were involved with TBJ’s father’s matter and that it shouldn’t be discovered by him and the Emperor. Or else, TBJ will be punished and get in trouble by the Emperor.Next, Changle’s bodyguard (Hong Luo) meets up with CYN who sent her a secret message. She excitingly greets CYN and is very happy to know that he is not dead, “I knew that you wouldn’t die”. Soon, we see Weiyang and LMD as she fusses over him, making sure that he’s healthy and is not hurt, “I knew you would be worried so I specially came here for you to look at me”. Then then began to bicker like siblings as LMD tells her to not hit him, “Think of my reputation”. The Princess then comes and calls out LMD’s name as Weiyang teases him. LMD quickly runs to the Princess, disappointed that she ruined their moment, and takes her away from the scene.Alone, LMD calls her out for calling his first name in public. The Princess then teases him and begins to call out “Mingde!” in public while LMD tries to cover her mouth. Then, he quickly says that he has to go and tells the Princess that he has to find clues to help Weiyang with the investigation. The Princess asks to follow him but he refuses since it’s no place for her. The Princess becomes disappointed and LMD soon agrees that it will be helpful for her to come, so she happily holds his arm as they walk to their destination.On their way, the Princess gets interested in a jewellery and LMD helps to buy it for her. The Princess thanks him for giving her such a good present and that she will look after it well. LMD tells her that she has better things than this bracelet in the palace but we all know why she likes it XDThen we see them making their way to Lord’s Zongzheng’s place. TBY sees Weiyang with TBJ walking inside and then spots the Princess with LMD. We see them looking through every nook and cranny for clues. Then, the Princess accidently slips off the staircase and LMD quickly catches her but not before their lips accidently touch. They both remember their previous kiss and LMD says that they must continue looking for clues.Meanwhile, Weiyang was inside a room searching for clues alone. TBY then comes in and Weiyang quickly moves to leave to find TBJ but TBY stops her. But then they discover a secret place and Weiyang inside to search further as TBY follows her. But then TBY accidently triggers a security trap as we see the door automatically close, trapping both Weiyang and TBY inside. Quickly, TBJ tells Weiyang that he will figure out a way to get them out. Back to Weiyang, she finds TBY hiding something he found. She attempts to get it from him and steps on a trap where arrows quickly shoot at them. TBY saves her from getting harmed but then the walls begins to close into onto them (might be because outside, the Princess is pulling against a lock which triggers all of this). TBJ quickly holds onto the chains while LMD tries to stop the stone from falling onto TBJ. While this is happening, TBY is losing blood as he tries to stop the wall from crushing them both.
Weiyang: “Why are you helping to save me?”.
TBY: “Because you are the person I want to save”.
Weiyang: “My heart only has TBJ”.
TBY: “My heart only has you”.The Princess then finds a trigger to stop this and eventually save their lives. LMD then goes inside and finds out something, “You guys come here”. They find an account book which Weiyang says that there’s a lot more in the room. The soldiers then bring out chests filled with the account books. But then, masked assassins quickly shoot their fire arrows at the chests as TBJ quickly goes and try to save the chests from ruins while TBY walks away. Clearly TBY has something to do with this and TBJ knows it.Afterwards, LMD and the Princess try to speculate who those masked men are and how they knew the about the chests. TBJ tells them that there must be someone working inside. Weiyang then says that this incident must be related to Lord Zongzheng’s death. TBJ also says that this situation must be related to his father’s death as well.Meanwhile, Hong Luo tells Changle that there’s an old friend here to see her as she brings her a concealed message. Changle reads it and realised that her cousin is alive. She then goes and see CYN with Hong Luo as CYN tells her that he is going to take revenge against Weiyang. He also tells her that he is going to go against the Emperor who did this to him as well by helping TBY get the throne. This shocks Changle as CYN reveals that he’s helping TBY because TBY saved his life. Changle tells CYN that she will help him achieve his wish. But CYN asks whether she can do it since she’s now TBJ’s wife. Changle replies that TBJ has never treated her as his wife so she doesn’t have to care about him.Meanwhile, Juntao and Chengde are waiting for someone to bring them information about the Crown Prince’s death. They then leave their post and get the message once they saw someone putting the message on a bamboo stand. They read it and finds out that the sender wants to see them. Chengde then tells Juntao to wait for him because he wants to find that person who put the message there. But it seems like he just wants to purchase jewellery to surprise her as he chuckles in delight. Just as he was going to put on the earrings on her, he realises that her ears aren’t pierced, “What girl doesn’t have ear piercings?”. Juntao quickly defends herself and pinches his ears in the process.Later, Chengde tells TBJ about the message he received. TBJ tells Chengde to go and meet the sender and bring him here, “He is now our only clue”.
Chengde then goes out to meet the sender and finds Juntao waiting for him. We see her wearing the earrings he bought for her (awwww she got her ears pierced). Chengde throws a tantrum saying how he hasn’t forgiven her for pinching his ears but then notices her ears. Shocked and surprised, Chengde compliments her, “You look so pretty wearing these earrings”. Then we see them walking in a woods together, carrying their swords. They get suspicious that no one is here to meet with them but then a man comes and greet them. Chengde tells that man off for making TBJ wait for a whole night for him. The man apologises and says that it was not his fault. He then says how he implicated his master (Lord Zongzheng) and everyone else in that household. The man tells Chengde that Lord Zongzheng said that the account book and the Crown Prince’s (TBJ’s dad) death is related. The man gets out something from his clothes but was then killed by an arrow. Chengde quickly grabs the item as many masked figures come out to kill them. CYN (still masked) then comes in and orders his men to kill them, “No one can escape”. Just as CYN was going to kill Juntao, Chengde jumps in and gets stabbed with the sword instead.
Why are the bad guys surviving and the good guys dying? I was sad when Baizhi died, leaving Weiyang alone so Chengde better not die! I will feel so bad for Juntao as they are both just starting to begin a serious relationship.
Then we have TBY. It’s sweet how he confesses to Weiyang how she’s the only girl in his heart. A part of me wants to see Weiyang with TBY as so far we know that he feels more comfortable in her presence since she can reduce his anxiety (phobia). But then, since he’s involved with the Crown Prince’s death..I’m afraid they won’t be together since Weiyang will definitely side with TBJ.