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.
TBY asks Weiyang for the late Emperor’s last words since she was with him when he died. Weiyang tells him that the Emperor gave the throne to TBJ. However, we see that TBY is trying to get Weiyang to support him as the next Emperor, “You want to let me fake his legacy?!”. But Weiyang outright refuses, “You are dreaming!”. TBY quickly asks him to bring in her family as hostages, as to force Weiyang to claim that TBY is the next heir. He then walks over to strangle her mother, but Granny Li tells Weiyang to not give him what he wants. But seeing her mother is struggling and is going to lose her life, she promises TBY that she will do his bidding. Then, we see LMD quickly rushing the Princess to safety as he brings her to their safehouse. Juntao runs out to meet them and goes to find a doctor for the Princess. Alone, the Princess later becomes conscious as she and LMD continue to profess their love for each other, “You can’t leave me alone. I won’t marry anyone else”. But then the Princess coughs out blood and loses consciousness, scaring us and LMD.Next, TBJ gets tortured by guards at a prison where he is held. TBY comes in and dismisses everyone before telling TBJ that the Emperor has passed away, “I didn’t kill my Imperial Father”. TBY tells TBJ that the Emperor died because of the Head Eunuch whom he got on his side since TBY was 13 years old. TBJ tells him that he will never forgive him for killing the Emperor. TBY laughs and says that TBJ is now his prisoner so he can’t do anything. But TBJ continues to agitate TBY who breaks his arm. TBY then tells TBJ that he’s going to get the throne but TBJ doesn’t believe him, “the Emperor wouldn’t give his throne to you”. TBY says that he’s right and that only Weiyang knows the Emperor left the throne to TBJ. TBY continues to agitate TBJ by insinuating that Weiyang willingly changed the Imperial edict to help TBY get the throne. TBY also says that his relationship with Weiyang went by way back and that Weiyang told him that she has him in his heart. TBJ doesn’t believe him but TBY says that he will have a big wedding with Weiyang after he gets the throne.Afterwards, TBY goes inside the courtroom as soldiers surround the ministers. A minister asked about TBJ and TBY says that TBJ rebelled against the throne. He then asks for evidence as they don’t believe his word but then Changle comes in bringing in a secret letter TBJ had allegedly written to Rouran. However, the minister still doesn’t believe that TBJ will betray his Emperor. TBY says that the reason he called them here is to tell them the Emperor’s last words which only Weiyang knows. Weiyang arrives and tells everyone that the Emperor left the throne to TBY. However, the minister asks for evidence and TBY asks him whether he suspects that he threatened Weiyang. But Weiyang tells them that she has evidence and shows them the late Emperor’s jade seal. Then all the ministers were forced to kneel before TBY and accept his as their Emperor.Later, Weiyang seems sad as she thinks about TBJ and how he’s doing. TBY soon comes in and tries to get close to her but instantly gets rejected. TBY tells Weiyang that the situation has become like this because of TBJ. But Weiyang refutes and say that it was TBY who harmed so many innocent lives including the Crown Prince and the Emperor. TBY then threatens Weiyang that he has her loved ones in his hands. He then orders his guards to bring Granny Li, her mother and Changxi inside before leaving them alone. Her mother then tells her about what she heard on TBJ which surprises Weiyang as she leaves to find TBY.As soon as she sees him she asks him “Why are you framing TBJ?”. TBY tells her that it was Changle’s doing and that she got evidence to prove TBJ’s treacheries. Weiyang then tells him that she’s going to tell everyone everything but TBY says “Who will trust your words?”. She knows that he’s right since the ministers will be scared to go against TBY since he’s now the Emperor and will kill anyone who does so. Weiyang then leaves in anger by passes by ChangLE who walks in and requests something from TBY.Weiyang goes back to her room where her family were waiting for her. Suddenly, soldiers come in and say that they (Weiyang’s family) must leave the palace as per the Emperor’s order. Weiyang quickly grabs her mother’s hand and secretly gives her a letter, “You must look after your health”. As they leave, Changan stops them saying that they must be searched. We see Weiyang’s mother quickly passing the letter to Granny Li who pretends to cough and hides the letter in her mouth, covered by her handkerchief. The maids quickly search them and tells Changan that they didn’t find anything. He allows them to leave as Granny Li pretends to cough to get out the letter and pass it to Weiyang’s mother, “Don’t be scared. We are a family”. Meanwhile, LMD is still caring for the Princess who is sleeping. He tells her how he wanted to tell her that he loves her and so she must wake up so that they can get married. Outside the house, Juntao asks the doctor about the Princess’ health. The doctor says that he already did everything he could and whether she can wake up depends on heaven. Then Chengde comes in injured as Juntao quickly brings him inside. Then Changxi comes and tells Juntao that TBY has Weiyang and that she needs to be saved. Changxi quickly passes the secret letter to Juntao.Back to Weiyang, she’s still thinking about TBJ as she looks at the rock he gave her previously. TBY comes in and asks her “Don’t you want to see TBJ? I will bring you there now”. Then we see TBJ unable to see or hear anything as Changle goes up to him. She takes off his mask and ear plugs. She tells him that he is now being punished from the Heavens for not treating her well as his wife. She slaps him when he refutes back and then orders the guards to torture him. She watches TBJ suffer and we see her tearing up a bit before glaring at Weiyang who later arrives. Weiyang tells TBY to stop letting TBY suffer since he already has the throne, “But I still haven’t got you”. Weiyang tries to go to TBJ but gets stopped by the guards. She glances at TBY who smirks and walks away. Weiyang follows him back to the throne room and TBY tells her that whether TBJ continues like that depends on her. Weiyang realises that TBY is using TBJ to force her to marry him. She eventually promises to marry him but he has to fulfill 3 of her conditions first: rectify her father’s title, don’t make things difficult for the Li Household and to release TBJ. TBY agrees but also tells her his condition: Weiyang must willingly marry him.Weiyang then visits TBJ and feeds him water. She quickly removes his mask and ear plugs as TBJ tries to get used to the light. We see him smiling at seeing Weiyang, “I’m very happy to see you”. Weiyang also tells him that she’s happy to see him and tells him that he must live well. Of course by her words TBJ knows that TBY is forcing her to do something. He quickly tells her to don’t care about him so that she won’t have to be forced by him but Weiyang tells him that this is the last time she can see him since she will soon be TBY’s Empress. We see TBY listening as she tells TBJ that she is forced by TBY by threatening her family’s lives and his life so she had no choice but to comply with him, “TBJ, our love has hurt so many people…why are you still not willing to give up? Why do we have to be so selfish? Do you actually want me to watch everyone die?”. But TBJ still doesn’t want to give her up so Weiyang resorted to extreme measures to break his heart and even throws their love tokens in front of him. TBJ then laughs out loud saying that she’s tricking him as he doesn’t want to believe this situation. TBY then smirks and walks away as TBJ continues laughing. Later, we see Weiyang crying alone in her room after breaking up with TBJ. Next, Changle visits TBJ again and repeatedly slaps his face. She laughs as she continues to slap him since he is now experiencing the same heartache she has gone through with him. But we see TBJ is is not behaving like his normal self..poor guy! He’s being tortured, lost his family and Weiyang cruelly broke his heart. Changle thinks that he’s pretending to be mentally stupid and orders the men to hit him.
Already absorbed in his new role as Emperor, TBY rules over his subjects. He then brings TBJ over which shocks everyone as TBJ seems like a different person now. The ministers get concerned “How did TBJ become like this?” as TBJ continues to show his silliness in court. TBY then quickly orders his men to take TBJ away as he makes a point to the ministers that TBJ won’t be able to take part in political affairs anymore. Afterwards, we see Changle looking disappointed at TBY’s rewards for her which consisted of jewellery. Did you think she did all that for jewellery? Weiyang soon walks into the room and asks TBY when he will release TBJ since she already promised to marry him. TBY says “Is there a difference if I release him? Haven’t you heard that he’s crazy now? Do you believe that he is crazy?”. He then orders his men to bring in TBJ to show Weiyang whether he’s actually crazy or is acting crazy. Gosh I feel so bad for TBJ as he is brought inside. His craziness is shown as he thinks he needs to swim to get his shoe which he says it’s a sword. But TBY doesn’t believe that TBJ has turned crazy, “Are you doing anything just to keep on living?”. TBY then tells them that he has thought of a plan to see whether TBJ is pretending or not. TBY brings out a pill which Changle recognises as poison from her Chiyun family and says that if there’s no antidote, the person who takes this pill will die. TBY then gives the pill to TBJ who takes it, thinking that it’s candy. Weiyang then tells TBY to not forget her conditions so TBY tells her that once they are married, he will release TBJ and give him the antidote.Later, Changle asks Hong Luo how did TBY get their family’s poison. Hong Luo replies that it was probably because of CYN and that there’s only one antidote left. Immediately, we see TBJ being escorted to a carriage as both Weiyang and TBY watches him. TBJ carries on acting crazy as he gets on the carriage. TBY then tells Weiyang that he has already fulfilled her conditions and now it’s her turn.Afterwards, Changle visits Changru who is already sporting a baby bump and is due soon. Seems like it was Changru who asked Changle to visit her, “Why did you ask me to come he hurriedly?”. Changru actually wants to confirm whether Weiyang will be marrying TBY and says that if that happens, Changle won’t be able to live happily, “She definitely will not forgive you”. She asks Changle to let her see TBY as she has a plan to deal with Weiyang, “Helping me is like helping yourself”. Changru even gets on her knees before Changle who says that she can help her see TBY but she needs to remember that she’s supposed to be dead.Back to Weiyang, the servants prepared food for her as Weiyang tells them that she has no appetite. The servants tell her that if she doesn’t eat anything, they will be punished by the Emperor. So Weiyang drinks the soup as the servant secretly smirks. TBY then arrives asking Weiyang why did she call for him. Weiyang tells him that she was a Princess so she wants the grandest wedding of all. TBY agrees, “Satisfied?”. He then brings her to see the crown he has prepared for her.Looks like the servant who smirked was Hong Luo! OMG she fed Weiyang poison then because Changle instructed her to. Then Hong Luo brings Changru who is dressed like a maid to see Changle who’s surprised to see her slim body, “You already gave birth?”. Changru says that she gave birth to a boy who is like TBY. Changle then brings Changru to a place where she will stay for now and warns her to not go anywhere since there are a lot of eyes in the palace, “Changru will listen to older sister and will not bring trouble to you”.
But we see Changle quickly leaving to find TBY without Changle’s knowledge but is quickly stopped by Hong Luo who brings her to Changle. Changru begs Changle to let her see TBY, “I just want to see him from afar”, but Changle refuses to risk it. Changle orders her servant to lock Changru inside and she is not to take a step out of her room unless Changle says otherwise.Then it’s the big wedding as we see the palace is filled with red decorations to celebrate the marriage between the Emperor and his future Empress. We see Weiyang in her red robes sitting inside the palanquin, on her way to TBY. We see TBY sitting on his throne, waiting for Weiyang. Weiyang then walks inside the court as all the ministers and servants bow to her in respect. As she makes her way to TBY, he looks at her and tells her that she is finally his Empress. Suddenly, TBJ arrives which angers TBY as he’s ruining his moment, “Today is going to be your death”. I knew he was just acting crazy! TBY’s guards tries to block TBJ from getting near the Emperor but he gets through them anyways. Then LMD and his people arrive to help TBJ from the side entrance as well as Chengde and his men. Chengde quickly stabs Changan and kills him! TBJ’s men finally rounds up TBY’s soldiers who quickly surrender in defeat. Meanwhile, TBY wins the fight with LMD. But then TBJ throws a shield at TBY and then a fight between them commence. We also see Weiyang helping TBJ as she removes her headpiece and kicks TBY’s sword to the side. Their fight soon stops as TBJ got his sword against TBY’s neck. Unable to do anything, TBY compliments TBJ on his plan since it caught him by surprise. TBY them blames Weiyang for tricking him the whole time who tells him that she wouldn’t disappoint the previous Emperor. She then addresses all the ministers that the previous Emperor did leave an Imperial edict saying that it will be TBJ who will ascend the throne, not TBY. TBJ then dismisses everyone after Weiyang’s explanation and proof. After the ministers and the soldiers left, TBY asks them how did they succeed with their plan. Weiyang explains as we see how she sent a secret message to Juntao instructing her what to do and to execute the plan on her wedding day. But TBY reminds TBJ that he is poisoned and that the antidote is with TBY. Meanwhile, Juntao instructs her soldiers to capture Changle and her servants. Juntao tells them that TBY is already captured by TBJ which shocks Changle as she believed that TBJ was crazy. While this was happening, Changru was watching on the sidelines and overhears their conversation that there was a secret route into the palace.
Back to TBY, TBJ asks him to bring out the antidote. However, TBY is unwilling, “Will you let me live if I give you the antidote?”. We then see the poison taking a toll on TBJ’s body as Changle makes her entrance. Changle reveals that Weiyang has the same poison as TBJ and that there is only one antidote. In anger, TBJ slaps her and quickly dismisses her. TBJ quickly asks TBY for the antidote as Weiyang shakes and falls down. TBJ pleads with TBY that if he gives him the antidote, he promises to save his life. But Weiyang tells TBY that she has never pleaded for help from anyone before and now she is begging him to let TBJ live. TBY lazily says ok and that he will show them where the antidote is. TBJ follows TBY but not before instructing LMD to look after Weiyang.Next, TBY hands the antidote to TBJ who is frustrated to see that there is only one antidote. TBY tells him that he’s interested to see who will get the antidote since there is only one. TBY tells him that if it was Weiyang’s choice, she will give it to him and he will give it to her, “TBY, you never understood love”.Afterwards, TBY, still poisoned but faking that he’s alright, goes to bring Weiyang the antidote. He tells her that he has already taking the antidote and it’s her turn. But we see him trying to suppress the pain as he smiles at her. Weiyang then takes the antidote and becomes better. But TBJ suddenly spits out blood, shocking Weiyang.
OMG that sacrifice! It’s sad that they can be finally together but TBJ just has to be poisoned! Changle is crazy! I love how TBJ tried to act strong in front of Weiyang so that she wouldn’t suspect anything and take the antidote calmly. But it’s still so sad!!!!!!!!