[Recaps] Princess Weiyoung 錦綉未央 – Ep 17-18

Characters:

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. Currently likes Weiyang

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 has some feelings for Weiyang.

Bai Zhi: Weiyang’s loyal servant

Jun Tao: Weiyang’s bodyguard & the one who knows her true identity

Chun Ming: Da Furen’s arrogant maid – hate her so much!

Ep 17: The scene begins with Weiyang’s mother begging Da Furen to see her daughter. Then a servant quickly arrives to tell them that TBJ is on his way.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 11.59.54 am.pngChangle became worried thinking that TBJ came because of what she did with the fan in the previous ep. She tells Da Furen this and Da Furen quickly tells Chunming something.

Then as TBJ arrives in the room, we see Chunming going into Weiyang’s room and ordering the guards to tie her up. Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.03.21 pm.pngMeanwhile, while everything looks peaceful at Da Furen’s place, Weiyang was trying to shout for help and escape the guards. Then a guard knocks her out TT_TTScreen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.04.11 pm.pngBaizhi finally wakes up but is still weak from her beatings. She tries to save Weiyang but was too weak to do anything.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.06.07 pm.pngMeanwhile, TBJ says that since the doctor is here, he might as well look at Weiyang’s health. The Li family looked awkward but then Da Furen says that she already had a doctor look at Weiyang so they don’t need to waste TBJ’s doctor’s time.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.07.34 pm.pngWeiyang’s mother quickly ask TBJ to save Weiyang as she’s in trouble which Da Furen refutes her by saying that she’s crazy. Of course TBJ knows that Weiyang is in trouble so he quickly left to find her.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.08.37 pm.pngOn their way to Weiyang’s room, TBJ’s servant quickly throws a knife at the sling (holding Weiyang by the neck) to save her from being hanged. Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.11.09 pm.pngWeiyang is still unconscious as TBJ and her mother runs over. TBJ then carries Weiyang to her bed to get her checked by the doctor who asks him to save her at no cost.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.11.47 pm.pngThen we see Da Furen, Changle and Chunming look afraid as they definitely will be hated and punished by TBJ. serves them right! Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.14.21 pm.pngAfterwards, Weiyang becomes conscious and asks about Baizhi’s and Juntao’s wellbeing. TBJ quickly asks them to free Weiyang’s bodyguard, much to Da Furen’s dismay. When TBJ notices that Weiyang’s hand was bandaged up, Da Furen quickly tries to stop Weiyang from implicating her daughter. As Weiyang realised the severity of the situation, she says that it was her doing, in order to not bring harm to her mother.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.17.13 pm.pngDa Furen quickly agrees but then asks about the fan. TBJ then clears the air and says that it was his, which fuels Changle’s jealousy. Then everyone left to let Weiyang rest peacefully.

Afterwards, as TBJ was asking who sent the message, his servant sees Changru and claims that it was her. TBJ went to thank her but Changru suddenly looked afraid saying that this news shouldn’t go out to Changle and Da Furen or else something will happen to her.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.20.35 pm.pngOf course, now TBJ knows that it was Changle’s and her mother’s doing all along. Meanwhile, we see Changle crying while her mother asks “Do you even have any face to continue crying?”. The mother even says that if it wasn’t for Changle’s meddling which alerted TBJ, Weiyang would’ve been dead by now. Now all her efforts are for naught.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.23.43 pm.pngChangle continues to blame Weiyang for not saying anything in the first place and thinks that it was Weiyang’s plan to make her bring the fan to TBJ…oh god girl! How big is your imagination?

Then we see Weiyang looking after Baizhi in her room. The 3rd concubine advises Weiyang to send Baizhi back to her room since she looks so much better now after taking the medicine. Weiyang refuses saying how Baizhi means a lot to her and she considers her as a sister, not a maid.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.30.18 pm.pngThen Juntao comes in apologising for not protecting Weiyang well enough. Weiyang then says that she can’t stay still anymore, especially since the people close to her have been hurt.

The next day, we see Weiyang meeting TBJ at a place in town. From her flashback, we see that it was TBJ who set up this secret meeting after he rescued her. Weiyang quickly thanks TBJ for saving her and TBJ asks her whether she wants to say anything to him in regards to this matter. He asks her why did she get harmed and why did her maid get hurt.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.34.27 pm.pngWeiyang refuses to tell him the truth while TBJ tries to persuade her otherwise. Weiyang then puts on an annoyed pretense to get him off her case and says “why is he so interested in her”. TBJ then says it’s because he’s worried for her and he likes her.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.36.10 pm.pngThen Weiyang tries to run away saying that she never had feelings for him in the first place. WHHHHHAAAAATTTT!

TBJ tries to question her again by bringing up the fan. Weiyang says that this fan was something he left behind and that she kept hold of it to return it to him one day. She then adds fuel to the situation by throwing it out of the room…why are you breaking my heart!!!Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.39.29 pm.pngTBJ the wordlessly left the room as Weiyang shed tears. She then quickly runs outside to get the fan even though the crowds are stepping on it and kicking it away. She grabs it and carefully wipes it clean.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.43.04 pm.png

Afterwards, we see TBJ angrily playing his guqin while reminiscing on some past memories with Weiyang.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.45.37 pm.pngMeanwhile, Weiyang kept on looking at the fan, apologising to TBJ in her head.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.46.32 pm.pngThen, LMD (who returned from his trip) comes into Weiyang room saying how he heard of Weiyang’s situation. He asks about her wellbeing then talked bad of the mother-daughter for doing this to her. Weiyang says that she will definitely return the hurt and pain she received from them. LMD says that he will help and support her in this.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.47.51 pm.png

Afterwards, we see the Crown Princess and Da Furen talking together. Da Furen then pitily tells the Crown Princess about Weiyang’s situation and how TBJ got involved. The Crown Princess looks furious, looks like she will do something bad to Weiyang 😦Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.49.35 pm.pngThen, we see Da Furen trying to comfort Changle and said how she just visited the Crown Princess and that the Crown Princess will definitely not let Weiyang and TBJ marry. Changle looks happier after hearing the news, knowing that those two can never be together.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.51.21 pm.pngMeanwhile, we see TBJ’s uncles being jealous of TBJ’s success and gaining their father’s compliments in public. Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.56.13 pm.pngThen we see the Crown Princess looking angry while TBJ looks flustered. She tells TBJ to tell her truthfully his relationship with Weiyang. TBJ defends Weiyang in front of his mother which displeases her a lot. The Crown Princess then says that she can’t accept Weiyang because she’s from a low status but TBJ says that Weiyang doesn’t have any feelings for him. Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 12.59.14 pm.pngThe Crown Princess’ anger lessens from these words and tells TBJ that her daughter-in-law needs to be powerful and from a high status in order to help him carry the throne. TBJ refuses and says that he doesn’t want to be the Emperor, as well as telling his mother to not bring this matter up again.

Ep 18:

This ep begins with the maid putting TBJ’s food outside his room because he doesn’t want anyone to disturb him. She tells TBJ’s servant that it has been five days already.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.06.04 pm.pngAfterwards we see the other 2 princes arriving at the Li’s household. TBY says that he’s here for Weiyang’s father while the other brother says that he’s here for Changle.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.08.44 pm.pngMeanwhile, we see Changle and Changxi drinking tea out in the garden before the two princes come in. Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.10.32 pm.pngChangxi then starts the conversation by bitching about Weiyang in front of the princes. Changle then softly says that it’s not all Weiyang’s fault and acting pitifully in front of the princes. The older prince then defends Changle and says how he will say some good words in front of the Emperor.

Just as LMD discovered the two princes and was about to walk away, TBY called him over. Changxi tries to get LMD in trouble by saying how he was on Weiyang’s side and was against Changle. The older prince threw a fruit at LMD which fell on the floor, Changxi then tries to force the dirty fruit in LMD’s mouth. Such bullies! Changle even smirks at the sight.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.15.05 pm.pngWeiyang comes over and tells them to stop. She then says that LMD needs to leave with her since his mother is looking for him. Changle then tries to stir up more trouble by saying how she’s not giving any face to the two princes. Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.17.23 pm.pngWeiyang wasn’t fazed and was just about to leave until Changxi tries to give the dirty fruit to LMD to eat. Weiyang instantly puts it in Changxi’s mouth who quickly spits it out lol!Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.20.42 pm.pngOut of anger, Changxi throws the fruit at Weiyang which hit her hairpin which fell into the water. Weiyang then says how this was gifted by the Emperor and that there will be repercussions. Changle then says that she will get someone to retrieve it for her. Weiyang however says that Changxi has to get it herself in order to be forgiven. HAHA!

Weiyang then leaves after Changxi jumps into the water, but not before instructing Changle to send it to her once it has been found.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.26.17 pm.png

Later, Weiyang tells LMD that it was all lies and it wasn’t the item that the Emperor gave her. She then says how she did this to teach them a lesson to not bully her little brother.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.28.12 pm.png

Meanwhile, we see Changru slipping on the stairs and falling into TBY’s arms (accident or on purpose?). She then reveals how TBJ rescued Weiyang but hasn’t been back to see her since. TBY then tries to get more info out of Changru.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.33.49 pm.pngAfter that, TBY walks out of the Li’s house with his servant asking him why is he paying so much attention to this matter as it only concerns a girl. TBY replies by saying that Weiyang is not an ordinary girl who just received the Emperor’s praise, and if she goes to his side, it will be his lucky day.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.37.27 pm.pngMeanwhile, TBJ and the Emperor have a chat as the Emperor says that it is time for TBJ to find a wife. He suggests Changle which TBJ rejects carefully and says that he doesn’t want to marry for power. The Emperor listens to TBJ’s requests and says that he won’t talk about this for now. The Emperor then becomes curious and asks whether TBJ has someone he likes already. TBJ doesn’t disagree but doesn’t reveal her identity as to not make her feel uncomfortable. Seeing as TBJ’s feelings for her are real and genuine, the Emperor tells him to not lose hope and that he still has a chance if he doesn’t give up.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.45.21 pm.png

Later, we see LMD coming to see Weiyang to ask her to accompany him to see something. Then Baizhi comes in carrying a present for Weiyang from someone.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.49.14 pm.pngHearing the bird saying Weiyang’s name repeatedly, Weiyang was happy with her present until Baizhi guesses that the bird might be from TBJ. Weiyang then asks Baizhi to return it who says that it’s impossible to return it to the sender as there’s no name and address. Weiyang then asks Juntao to release the bird, while looking at the bird sorrowly.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 1.50.42 pm.pngThen we see TBJ playing his guqin out in the open and stops when the bird comes and perches on top of his guqin.

TBJ smiles and says “She already released you? Looks like there was no point. But I will not give up”.screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-1-54-19-pm

Then we see LMD getting frustrated at himself as he practice his sword fighting skills. He now knows that Weiyang will always treat him as a brother, instead of a lover.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.47.58 pm.pngMeanwhile, we see that the bird has returned to Weiyang. Weiyang tries to make the bird go away but then realises that the bird has carried a message for her from TBJ. After she read the message, she realises that TBJ hasn’t given up.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.50.15 pm.pngThen we see TBJ hoping that the bird doesn’t come back. His servant jokes that the bird might come back which TBJ jokingly threatens that if the bird does come back, he will ask the Emperor to send the servant to the military.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.54.34 pm.pngThe next day, LMD gifts Weiyang with a cute bird in attempts to woo her. But then realises that she did keep TBJ’s bird afterall which makes him disappointed. When Weiyang leaves for a short moment to get him tea, LMD shows his jealousy by poking the bird furiously. She then scolds LMD for being a petty person in front of a bird lol. LMD then leaves after saying “Why do you need to be so serious for a bird? Or is it that the person who sent it is more important?”Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.56.18 pm.pngMeanwhile, Lao Furen praises Lady Wen for doing a good job at managing the household affairs. Then they talked about Da Furen and her misdeeds as well as her poor health. Seeing as she’s still unwell, Lao Furen instructs Lady Wen to continue be in charge with the household affairs.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 2.59.31 pm.png

Then Lady Wen talks to her daughter, Changru about how she waited for this day to be in charge of the household. The mother then complains how it’s unfair that people pay more attention to Changle despite Changru and Changxi being both pretty and smart. She even complains about Weiyang and how she gained the interest of TBJ..oh lordy. Then a servant comes in from the palace saying that the Empress has invited Changru to attend a banquet because of TBJ who mentioned her.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 3.02.44 pm.pngLater we see Changru’s servant and Changru talking about how Changru is lucky to be invited to the Empress’ banquet. Changru says that TBJ did this to thank her for alerting him of Weiyang’s situation previously. She then says that she chose the correct side, meaning Weiyang’s side as opposed to Changle’s side. And we see a flashback of Changru instructing someone to pull Changxi in the water which Changxi later suffered a wound to her face. So it was Changru behind that whole incident! Doesn’t that mean that she framed Weiyang with Da Furen and Changle that day? What a sly vixen!

Meanwhile, we see Changle worrying about her mother’s health. The doctor says that from now on Da Furen will need to be calm and not be agitated. Then the doctor leaves as Changle says aloud “Mother you must wake up, or else what am I going to do all by myself?”. Again she blames Weiyang for her mother’s sickness while the mother advises Changle to not do anything for now or else she will be in trouble.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 8.55.08 pm.pngThen, Changru arrives saying how she hopes Da Furen will get better soon. Then she says how she sent a small bag of fragrance to Changle which Changle says she didn’t. When Changru asks her servant what happened, the servant replies how on her way she saw 3rd concubine with her servants secretly carrying a huge sack which was as tall as a person. Hence the servant was scared and forgot about it the next day but by then, it was the day when Weiyang got conferred a title by the Emperor. Thus, because it got so busy, she forgot about it till now. Changru then scolds her servant but Da Furen quickly asks whether she really saw 3rd concubine carrying a huge sack as tall as a person, which the servant affirms.

Oh I see what you are up to Changru!

Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 9.03.20 pm.pngAs soon as Changru leaves, Da Furen tells Changle that the sack was carrying Zhou Xue Mei (Weiyang’s former servant who was pregnant with her LMF’s baby). Changle then says “Was it 3rd Concubine who harmed my brother?” Da Furen suddenly gets so agitated and exclaims how 3rd concubine must’ve sided with Weiyang to hurt her son and that she has underestimated her. Changle then exclaims that it mustn’ve have been 3rd concubine as she wouldn’t have the guts, she then says that it must’ve been her son LMD. Da Furen then cursed LMD and Zhou Xue Mei for killing her son, before coughing out blood.Screen Shot 2016-11-21 at 9.11.09 pm.png

Thoughts:

I wonder whether this is the end of Da Furen since she’s so agitated right now after learning from Changru that her son’s death was conspired by her family members. Well, like the saying goes..

What goes around, comes around.

I really hope that Weiyang accepts TBJ soon as I hate how she’s beating around the bush. Just be selfish for once girl! And Changru…she’s a really sly fox.

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7 thoughts on “[Recaps] Princess Weiyoung 錦綉未央 – Ep 17-18

  1. Thanks for the recaps – it is greatly appreciated!!

    Just a couple of corrections about the family relationships:

    The Li Family had 3 sons:
    — Li Xiao Ran is the eldest son. He is the prime minister and father of Chang Le, Min Feng, and Weiyoung. His wife is Chiyun Rou (Da Furen = 1st wife), the mother of Chang Le and Min Feng. His 7th concubine is Weiyoung’s mother. Chang Le and Min Feng are “di” = born of the 1st wife and Weiyoung is “shu” = born of a concubine (which isn’t deemed illegitimate but rather a lower rank in the family). As a side note, if Weiyoung’s mother is the 7th concubine, then clearly there are/were at least 6 concubines ahead of her in the family.
    — 2nd eldest Li son has not been named in the drama yet. He is the younger brother of the Prime Minister and husband to Lady Wen the 2nd Wife of the Li family. ChangXi and ChangRu are both “di” daughters of this branch of the Li family and they are cousins to Weiyoung and Chang Le.
    — 3rd Li son has not been named in the drama but he is deceased. He was the youngest brother of the Prime Minister and husband to Lady Zhou, the 3rd Wife of the Li family. When the 3rd son died, his widow, Lady Zhou was allowed to adopt a son. She adopted Min De who became the 2nd young master of the Li family. Lady Zhou was allowed to adopt a son as a way to preserve the assets of the 3rd son (her husband) — probably because his assets included her dowry. Li Min De is considered a “di” son because he was adopted by the 1st wife of the 3rd son.

    In Asian cultures, it is common for 1st cousins to refer to each other as “brother” or “sister”. Thanks again!!

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    1. thanks for the information 🙂 This is great to let everyone know about the Chinese customs and how family members usually refer each other as.

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