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Episode 5 Recap:
Tuo Ba Jun comes across Wei Yang, cupping her mouth so she can’t scream. He adjusts the tree branch on top of them so that they won’t be detected and the assassins leave as quickly as they come. Wei Yang collapses in Tuo Ba Jun’s arms.
He brings her to a doctor who says that she’s been poisoned. The only way to get rid of it is through an excruciatingly painful acupuncture treatment. The doctor is unsure if she can handle it but she manages to wake and say “yup”. Tuo Ba Jun nods his consent.
Meanwhile, Min De is on his way to become a ninja about to uncover the secrets of the astrologist! He will do whatever he can for Wei Yang. Aww.
Wei Yang is about to have her third needle poked into her head. She squeezes Tuo Ba Jun’s hand hard when it goes in, and the doctor says she is his first patient to withstand the pain and not scream during treatment. She faints/falls asleep. Tuo Ba Jun tries to make her let go, but he can’t so he eventually ends up (going through an arduous process) having to sleep next to her (in an extremely awkward position).
When Wei Yang wakes, she finds a pervert by her bed and kicks him out. We go through the whole “I saved you” thing again, and she gets up to kowtow. Tuo Ba Jun stops her and instead, gets out his zither and starts playing it for her. He cares for her throughout her sickness and she is truly touched.
One day, Wei Yang walks to the zither and sits in front of it, pantomiming Tuo Ba Jun. She doesn’t notice Tuo Ba Jun come in, and stands up awkwardly when he makes his presence known. He sits her back down and teaches her how to play the song he has been playing for her the past few days, his hands over her hands, as he bends over her.
Later when she gets better, Tuo Ba Jun brings her to a field of flowers. Wei Yang’s pure innocence brings a smile to his lips.
Min De on the other hand, has gotten in trouble. He managed to follow the astrologist to his hidden room where he heard a lady pleading that she be sent home again, but two guards suddenly came after him. He manages to escape with his servant but is caught in the conflict, when arrows suddenly come out, shooting all the guards surrounding them. It is seen later, when two men in dark robes speak, that they are sent to protect Min De. When he gets home and starts talking to his mother about the incident, Min Feng comes in unexpectedly and provokes Min De, making Min De so mad that he’s like “So what if I did do it?” Min De would add some whipping to that, but his mom says “Nope.” So he goes with the flow. Min De is brought before Li Xiao Ran who demands answers. Min De’s mother puts all the blame on her for being the one who made Min De go to the astrologist’s house. It’s a big drama, all in all. Min De begs that Wei Yang be brought back to the household and is met with Chi Yun Rou’s smirk. Something must have happened to her!
Chang Le and Chi Yun Rou talk about the astrologist and how lucky it was that they killed Wei Yang before this matter got out of hand. Chang Le speculates on whether the astrologist was right about anything he was saying about Wei Yang. She worries that he won’t be able to keep his mouth shut. (The part when he was meeting up with Chi Yun Rou..he was speaking the truth, but when he said Wei Yang needed to be kicked out or have 50 lashes, that was forced by Chi Yun Rou) Chi Yun Rou says she’ll take care of it aka kill him before he can talk. Well that’s a nice image.
As Chi Yun Rou and Min Feng walk back to their rooms, Min Feng tells his mother that he is ready to eliminate Min De for causing them so much trouble especially with the astrologist. His mother tells him to not be impulsive and to heed the waters.
On the other hand, Min De walks into his courtyard, suspecting that something is up, especially since Da Furen didn’t really try to stop them from going to find Wei Yang.
Tuo Ba Jun sneaks into Wei Yang’s room while she is asleep and puts a scroll next to her. He murmurs that he is sorry for being forced to leave her but he is sure they will meet again.
When the master servant duo get outside, Tuo Ba Jun tells his servant to find a lady to take care of Wei Yang. His servant also presents him with a dagger that has an emblem on it from one of the assassins. Tuo Ba Jun looks at it and his face darkens.
Later, a servant girl goes into Wei Yang’s room. She accidentally tips the scroll into her pail of water and secrets it into her sleeve. Wei Yang wakes up, not knowing that the scroll was ever there and asks where the man who took care of her went. The servant lies. Almost disbelievingly, Wei Yang walks over to the table, grabs Tuo Ba Jun’s fan and looks at the picture of bamboo on it. She goes to field of flowers and wonders if they will meet again.
On the other hand, Tuo Ba Yu goes to meet up with his (blood related?) brother, Tuo Ba Han and shows him a scroll that shows evidence that his soldiers have been harassing the civilians, whatnot. Tuo Ba Yu was able to stop this letter from reaching the emperor but he’s afraid he won’t be able to stop the next letter. Tuo Ba Han is about to go crazy since he doesn’t want the Emperor to know, because if he doesn’t allow the soldiers to do what they want, they will abandon him. Tuo Ba Yu advises him and they scheme. In the end, Tuo Ba Yu makes his brother come to the conclusion that Tuo Ba Jun and his mother are plotting against him.
Meanwhile, Tuo Ba Jun hurries back to his mother’s side. He finds that she is not sick at all like she said in her letter. Turns out, her mother faked it to make him come back otherwise who knows how long he would be gone.
Bai Zhi confronts Zi Yan about Wei Yang’s disappearance. The ‘mama’ (old servant) that has been by Wei Yang’s side takes the servant who pushed Wei Yang down the mountain away. Bai Zhi accuses Zi Yan of letting Wei Yang leave without any resistance. All of a sudden, Wei Yang steps through the doorway and says, “I’m here y’all.” Bai Zhi immediately goes to her side while Zi Yan lingers a while because she’s the traitor. Wei Yang doesn’t blame her and says that there was no way she could have kept the ‘mama’s at bay. You wish.
They get into a carriage and go to the Li Mansion.
Episode 6 Recap:
When Wei Yang steps down from the carriage, Chun Ming smirks at her, thinking that she should be poisoned by now. Instead, Wei Yang makes a dramatic appearance in the hall where she greets her grandmother and forces Chi Yun Rou to apologize to her formally. Later, Chun Ming wonders if Wei Yang is being impersonated after Chi Yun Rou rages at her for allowing Wei Yang to stay alive.
Wei Yang makes another trip to the hall later to properly thank her grandmother who is so touched that she allows Wei Yang to go see her mother. She goes to see her mother and it turns out that she has been worried sick about her. Wei Yang smiles and they hug and kiss. She’s prepared some food for her mother who is very touched.
Outside, she meets Li Min De and thanks him for helping her uncover the conspiracy. He gets all embarrassed and cute when Wei Yang tries to get touchy touchy with him. Later, Min De’s servant remarks that Wei Yang is really different to Min De. Min De is like “Hogwash.” His servant says, “You can resist everyone who tries to touch you but you can’t resist 2nd Miss.” Min De hmphs and remarks that Wei Yang’s days will get uglier ever since her dramatic entrance back into the Manor.
Later, she makes a trip to Chang Ru and Chang Xi’s rooms, hoping to find Chang Ru and provide her condolences for Chang Xi. Chang Xi’s mother suspects her of a ploy and Chang Xi openly curses her. Lady Wen (2nd concubine) aka Chang Xi and Chang Ru’s mother says that she really has to give all the credit to Da Furen who provided her with some medicine to treat Chang Xi’s wound. Wei Yang sees it and smashes it saying, “Believe me, I have never felt any ill intentions towards Chang Xi. Trust in me just this once and stop giving Chang Xi this ointment. The more you give to her, the less her wound will get better. The same poison was given to me.” Lady Wen realizes something and Wei Yang walks out.
Her servants ask her why Da Furen would do something like that to Chang Xi. Wei Yang says that it is because she wants to create a rift between her and Lady Wen. While going out, she runs into Chang Ru who says that she’s been waiting for her. Wei Yang is happy to see someone who has been so kind to her. Chang Ru’s servant leaks that Chang Ru was worried sick about her and even went to go plead Da Furen for Wei Yang’s return, and was thus punished. Wei Yang is touched and says she’ll remember this in her heart. Chun Ming comes suddenly to call Wei Yang away by order of Da Furen. She says that none of Wei Yang’s servants are allowed to come in with her.
Wei Yang sits at a table with Chi Yun Rou and Chang Le who question her about the village life. Wei Yang doesn’t let anything leak and turns the question on Chang Le, asking her why she is so interested in village life. Chang Le sneers and says she only asked a question. Wei Yang then goes out from Chi Yun Rou’s command. Before leaving, her eyes catch site of the jade that was stolen from her but she forces herself to continue walking. After she leaves, Chun Ming says that Wei Yang is so careful to cover everything up. She won’t say anything that will reveal herself. Chi Yun Rou says that her investigation of Wei Yang is still incomplete but she feels there are definitely some loopholes in the situation.
The scene switches to Tuo Ba Jun who walks into a hall, bowing to his ancestral shrine. He remembers the moment his father told him that power was what would get him everything in this world as a child, and apologizes to his father for not following in his footsteps as power only killed his father.
Tuo Ba Jun’s mother, the Crown Princess walks into her rooms, happy that Tuo Ba Jun has finally returned. Her servant reminds her of the terrible plots that may ensue because of the fight for the position of the Crown Prince. The Crown Princess says that naturally they must find a suitable match for Tuo Ba Jun who will help him bear all of his burdens. *dun dun dun dun*
Tuo Ba Jun waits in a forest for Wei Yang who is supposed to come. It seems this was on the scroll that was stolen by the servant. While outside, he hears a flute tune and listens to it. This flute tune is coming from Min De. Wei Yang meets up with him and snatches the flute away playfully only to find that the flute was given to him by his real father. It is a flute made out of high quality jade so Wei Yang speculates his status must be extraordinary. Min De lets her borrow the flute and she plays a tune. Back outside the Li Mansion, Tuo Ba Jun hears her tune and stays there, listening to it. However, it begins to rain so he leaves reluctantly.
In the morning, Tan Xiang, Chang Le’s servant tells her that Tuo Ba Jun is back in town. Chang Le is so happy that she almost cuts herself. (Pulease doo) Tan Xiang says that Chang Le has been invited to a feast (partayyyy).
Later, Chun Ming tells Chi Yun Rou that the Crown Princess didn’t only invite Chang Le to the feast, she also invited Chang Ru and Wei Yang. Chi Yun Rou is furious but Chun Ming tells her that Chang Le will overshadow everyone no matter what.
Tuo Ba Yu appears and his servant informs him that the Crown Princess has set her eyes on Chang Le because with her, comes General Ling/Chi Yun’s backing, the backing of the Chi Yun family and the backing of the Li Family. This girl’s got a lot of cards in her favor. Tuo Ba Yu’s servant asks Tuo Ba Yu if he wants to take part in stealing Chang Le away and he hmphs, beginning to scheme.
Now that Chang Ru has an opportunity to enter the palace, she’s choosing her clothes for the event. Chang Ru asks her servant to go get the blue gown, when Chang Xi bumbles in (yes, bumbles). She appraises each item and tells Chang Ru that Chang Le will always overshadow her. Chang Ru’s servant says that they’re supposed to be sisters, not enemies, but Chang Ru hushes her. It is indeed true that Chang Le will forever overshadow her as long as she exists.
Wei Yang’s mom is helping Wei Yang prepare for the event. She stabs a bunch of hair pins into Wei Yang’s hair making her look like a porcupine. Then she says, “This seems like…too much, maybe?” In the end, she decides on one hairpin that she received from Li Xiao Ran.
When Wei Yang goes out, she runs into Chang Le who belittles her and trips her. Luckily, Min De is to the rescue. They battle with words and in the end, Chang Le leaves after Min De says, “If Gao Yang Prince (Tuo Ba Jun) knew your wicked deeds how would he treat you?”
Wei Yang asks him who Gao Yang Prince is as she does not know Gao Yang Prince is Tuo Ba Jun. Min De says he is the prince who is projected to be the next Crown Prince. He’s also handsome. Wei Yang asks who could be more handsome than Min De and begins to get touchy with Min De again. Lol.
Later Wei Yang speculates that Da Furen and Chang Le suspect her, but she hasn’t let anything slip. She decides to get back her jade pendant because it was the thing her grandmother gave to her. Later, her servants come in and Bai Zhi screams when she sees a cockroach. Zi Yan (is the calm one for once) and stomps on it, saying that all girls are afraid of cockroaches. This gives Wei Yang a plan.
She dresses up in servant’s garb and makes her way to Chang Le’s bathing place. She slips the cockroaches in and they stream in. Later, Chang Le screams and calls for people to come help her. Wei Yang goes into Chang Le’s rooms as well and carefully switches out the jade pendant for another one. The jade pendant happens to be on top of Chang Le’s clothes, and Wei Yang is just about to succeed with her plan when Chang Le calls for her clothes. *Bee bo bee bo* (That’s my alarm sound)
Episode 7 Recap:
When Wei Yang gets Chang Le’s clothes she lowers her head. Chang Le tells her to lift her head but she screams “Cockroaches!” and manages to get out of that sticky situation. She escapes immediately.
Remember the good general from episode 1 who wrote down the bad deeds of General Ling/ General Chi Yun? Someone finds his letter, but an assassin steals it (is it just me or was he the leader of the Sun Moon Sect in Swordsman 2013) Anyways, he escapes, which makes General Ling (his real name being Chi Yun Nan) mad. He orders that the city gates be closed off and sends his men on his trail.
Later, Zi Yan walks around and orders two maids to get to cleaning up. When she walks away, she hears the two maids talking about how unfavored she is and how much more Bai Zhi is loved. She stalks back to the two maids and orders them to start working!
It’s time for the palace banquet in honor of Tuo Ba Jun now. As they make their way into the palace, Wei Yang sits with Chang Ru, Chang Le sits with Chi Yun Rou and Min De walks outside. As the carriage approaches, Wei Yang stiffens because she’s about to go into her enemy’s fortress.
Later, we see Princess Ba Di, Tuo Ba Jun’s aunt (YES, AUNT), doing the splits. When she hears that her rumored suitor, by the surname of Liu is about to come into the palace she immediately decides to step up her game and begin her onslaught! Poor Min De! As he walks around aimlessly, he complains about Wei Yang. Just then, Princess Ba Di sees him. Disguised as a eunuch, all she knows is that Liu was wearing a blue robe, so she assumes Min De=Suitor Liu. She “accidentally” spills the Princess’s foot wash water on him and also “accidentally” puts female clothes on the table for him later when he’s changing. Min De uncovers the ploy and immediately begins to force Princess Ba Di to surrender and she finally does. When he takes off his clothes in front of them, they scream and run out. He’s like “What the heck?” Later, she sees him again as he chooses his bow. She’s disguised as someone else now and she walks up to him huffily since he doesn’t acknowledge her presence. When he sees her he gets huffy too and asks her what she’s going to do now. He doesn’t know she’s the princess, a girl no less, and she decides to continue her act.
Meanwhile, Chang Le has been invited by the Crown Princess to sing a song. Chang Ru humiliates herself by standing up too, but Wei Yang comforts her. When she goes up to the Crown Princess to show her the jade Min Feng got from the fallen princess, the Crown Princess remarks on the nonexistent “cross” that is supposed to be behind the jade, as she heard from her mother that the princess was so mischievous when she was young that she made a mark there. Everyone comments on the fakeness and Wei Yang laughs. The Crown Princess gives Chang Le a box and she accepts.
Wei Yang walks around later, looking for Min De, but instead runs into Tuo Ba Yu. Chang Le and Chang Ru happen to come across him also, walking from the opposite direction, and Chang Ru hopes fervently for his eyes on her. Instead he invites Chang Le to go see flowers with him. (Waay to pursue a girl)
Tuo Ba Jun begins to play on his zither. For some reason everyone can hear it no matter where they are and Chang Le immediately tells Tuo Ba Yu that she has got some matters to do. Wei Yang also hears the zither and follows it. She sees Tuo Ba Jun and he holds her hand, telling her that he can finally see her again. From behind her, Chang Ru bows to “Gao Yang Prince” and Wei Yang realizes this is her enemy. She lets go and for the rest of the evening, she tries to stay away from him which is a little hard. Chang Le and Tuo Ba Yu also appear. Later, Princess Bai Di comes along and tells Tuo Ba Jun that she’s the eighth prince ready to congratulate him.
At the archery competition later, both Tuo Ba Han (Tuo Ba Yu’s brother and Tuo Ba Jun’s uncle) and Tuo Ba Jun compete. Tuo Ba Jun has far better archery skills than Tuo Ba Han. Suddenly, an arrow shoots towards Wei Yang. Min De immediately shoots an arrow to counteract it.
-Tranzgeek’s interlude: Sorry for the misconception but I think Tuo Ba Han is brothers with Tuo Ba Yu which makes Tuo Ba Yu the uncle of Tuo Ba Jun. I should have realized that eons ago but I was going off of other things…actually…-
Min De is bestowed a position by Tuo Ba Han which he accepts grudgingly. Princess Ba Di realizes she’s made a mistake but is, of course, unwilling to say anything, and thus she says that they might as well play a new game since this one is too dangerous.
The new game is tying two people’s hands together and throwing an arrow into the bucket. Wei Yang can’t stand it and goes off, saying that she’s uncomfortable. Tuo Ba Jun runs after her. Chang Le is jealous. Tuo Ba Jun doesn’t know what’s wrong with Wei Yang so he lets her go reluctantly.
Chang Le finds Tuo Ba Jun later and asks him how he knows Wei Yang. She notes the difference in how he addresses her and he says it’s because they’ve grown up now. Tuo Ba Jun offhandedly remarks about Chang Le’s zither skills and she’s so happy he remembers. T_T
Later, the Princess Ba Di gets mad at Min De because he doesn’t care about the consequences that may follow from hurting her, back when she was a eunuch. She tries to wrestle him but she can’t because their hands are tied together and Min De somehow ends up on top of her, unable to break free of his bindings. In her room, Princess Ba Di remarks that they’ve go the wrong person but it was fun trolling him while it lasted. Her servant worries about the consequences, but the princess doesn’t care.
Chang Le and Tuo Ba Yu have a very awkward scene together later where they try to talk but it’s mainly Chang Le complimenting him.
Wei Yang thinks about her family’s demise later in her rooms and decides that she cannot love him. Her servants come in and Zi Yan says that Wei Yang should get closer to him, marry him, and then they won’t be bullied anymore. Wei Yang is in a bad mood and Bai Zhi tells Zi Yan they should go out.
Later, Bai Zhi chastises Zi Yan for saying the wrong things. Zi Yan gets majorly offended and stomps off, saying that she is definitely loyal to Wei Yang and that she could sacrifice her life if needed.
Meanwhile, Tuo Ba Jun is majorly distracted, falling in love with Wei Yang despite the odds.
In her rooms at the end of the day, Chi Yun Rou mentions that the jade pendant could be fake which means that the princess is still alive. She says that the Crown Princess would definitely not be wrong with her intuition.
Min De stomps back into his rooms, complaining about his position. His mom is proud of him. Wei Yang pops in too and Min De’s mom thanks her. She notes Wei Yang’s paleness and asks about it. Wei Yang says she didn’t sleep well last night. Then Min De rants about how bad the position of guard is. Just when spring was about to begin he was called off to one of the dullest positions on earth. Aww cute <3
Min De is as cute as ever! I totally ship him and the Princess Ba Di. It’s too bad Wei Yang is taking a step back just when her relationship was about to be consolidated. Anyways, Zi Yan’s betrayal is looming overhead.
Also, I would just like you guys to take a step back and see how bad the casting (in terms of age is). So just consider this my much needed rant for today. The emperor is supposed to be Tuo Ba Jun’s grandfather… Ba Di has to be at least 10 years older than Min De or something since she’s Min De’s aunt…unless her parents were still having babies about 10 years after her other siblings are born…but then think about Tuo Ba Yu’s age. He’s supposed to be older than Tuo Ba Jun too but he soo looks the same age as Tuo Ba Jun. The emperor has soo many people vying for the Crown Princess position, and even his grandsons are in on it as well as his sons. It’s like a battle over the generations!! My brain is pulp now so I’ll leave it there for now.
Btw here’s a poll for future drama recaps. The question: Do you guys want detailed recaps that are posted one by one like the previous episodes or summaries like this post?