JoAnne: Prince Yu doesn't get to go to the Spring Hunt because he's still grounded. Sucks to be Yu!
Eleanor: LOL very punny. I love it.
Maybe they got the pouches mixed up. I wonder if we'll 'accidentally' learn secrets.
Is it some sort of secret weapons code instruction? I hope we get to know the secret soon.
Am I crazy for thinking she's actually prettier in the rags? I really hate her make up and hair style when she's dressed up.
I think she's beautiful in both, but yes, she has such natural beauty that it seems a shame to cake too much make-up on her.
Yup, he was pretty clear about being left alone, right? But Banruo won't leave him alone, no! Because this is not only about him - this is also about the hopes of the Hua Zhu. When he hears that, he gets even angrier - that she supports this tribe is not exactly in line with official Kingdom policy.
Apropo of nothing, what did they do back then when men went bald?
This is what Jo is wondering while this serious situation unfolds. hahahahahahahahahaha
Oh man! That's huge! Not only has he found out more about his heritage, but he happens to be part of the tribe that daddy took over to get the throne. Oops. This is going to make him mad.
Totally loved that little shush-y gesture. His face is really smooth, I bet he's a cute old man. Actually I bet he's not even old, they just make him look old.
Yeah, he's not that old. He looks much younger in Ode to Joy. He very much seems like a teddy bear to me. You would also think that the Emperor would know better than to father children with his enemies...not a very good long term strategy to maintaining power.
It's not true? I must have missed a line when the Emperor was talking about his parenting decisions with poor Yu.
I don't think the Emperor ever planned to put him on the throne because he carries the blood of "traitors" or the Emperor's enemies. I think Yu is right in assuming daddio was using him as a pawn in his game for keeping power.
In his rambling to the Eunuch, he did sound like he had considered it though. But it's possible he is just legitimizing his own behavior to himself.
I wonder how many times they made him do that twirl.
Man, this family is so dysfunctional. I guess the only way Jingyan turned out decent was that he was isolate from the court for so long.
LOL what am I supposed to say about my little water buffalo? That I adore him? Check. That's he's ridiculously handsome (and stubborn)? Check. I could go on and on extolling his virtues. Consort Jing's robes are so GORGEOUS!!!
He is cute, but I don't really like his voice.
Well it is his real voice...don't hate on the poor man's voice. He's adorable. He ships Mei Chang Su with his sister so hard. haha. Cute little Mu Qing.
Wei Zheng and Lin Shu reuniting. I'm going to cry, aren't I?
When Wei Zheng arrives at the Su Mansion, he falls to his knees in front of him, clearly excited to see his "Young Marshal" (and feeling remorse for being caught). So ... he knows he has completely changed his face, it seems. Was he with him when everything happened? So there's a meeting between him and Prince Jing coming up and Mei Changsu implores him to be extra careful about how he addresses him in front of the prince.
*Hands Eleanor tissues in preparation*
LOL this is even funnier considering my comment above.
Poor babies. Give me some of those tissues, Eleanor!
*hands Jo some tissues* I think Nirvana in Fire could very safely use their drama to promote tissue brands. "Our drama will make you cry, make sure you have the best quality, soft tissues, so that your nose doesn't end up too red."
Xie Yu. Argh. I hate him. And all the pain and suffering he caused all for power. Yuck. Argh. Can the world please stop cultivating political leaders who are so damn selfish?!?!
Xia Jiang must die. Now.
Nirvana in Fire - drama of a thousand heartaches and tears.
*Pats Eleanor's shoulder* Breathe, girl.
I just want to hold Jingyan and let him sob into my shoulder. I think in many ways his life has remained locked in this terrible trauma and heartache for so long and with no one to really talk to about it properly because everything around the Chiyan case is so taboo. Come cry on my should my prince.
Tonglu! I missed him!) (Me too!) Banruo tells Jun Niang that she'll let them go "if she gets what she wants". Next, Jun Niang has the keys to his shackles and frees him. She also tells him he can never return to the Jiangzuo Alliance, because he's been declared a traitor - and his master has died. That breaks Tonglu's heart. And opens his mouth. He spills stuff about physician Yan and Master Lin's heart protection pills. And the recurring Poison of the Bitter Flame. Yeah, FUCK!
Does she know she's lying? Shut up Tonglu! Shut up!
Crap! Crap! Crap! Noooooo! Don't betray Mei Chang Su you idiot!
I thought Jun Niang liked him, the way she was behaving. Did you see her face though, at the end?
Maybe she does and she thought she could save him by helping him betray Mei Chang Su?
The Spring Hunt outing seems like a perfect gift for our evil dudes... it's Consort Jing, her son and Mei Changsu accompanying the Emperor. Consort Jing is riding with the Emperor, Mei Changsu with Tingshen (Prince Qi's secret son). Watching them leave the city, brow furrowed ominously: Prince Yu.
No one likes to miss a party.
This is not going to go well, is it? Ack! I need some heart medicine! Quick!
(Hi, have you met the Emperor?) (I think he wanted to be here, otherwise he would have made some excuse) Anyway, after some ceremonial pomp, the men go hunting. Yujin (who stays back) complains that Mei Changsu has never taught him anything, to which our scholar says: "Do you remember who taught you all about the rites of the Spring Hunt when you were little?" that was Lin Shu, of course. And of course, Yujin (his dad is there too by the way) would not get this out of context, but we do. Careful now, Mei Changsu.
Right? He just left that hanging there. It was a little odd.
Yeah, be careful. Don't let nostalgia trap you Mei Chang Su.
I like him. I hope he does something great for the cause.
He's awesome. I like how Mei Chang Su knows who can be of help even if the other court members think they are insignificant. But in the game of weiqi that Mei Chang Su is playing, he knows how to make every piece, no matter how seemingly insignificant, work.
But don't be afraid to own your fabulousness! And damn, is he ever. He is rockin' that armor like nobody's business.
ekfWJnebwbvEJfJEBFefafb. Sorry, I couldn't talk there for a minute. It's like the director and costuming department are in cahoots with the cinematographer to make all the women swoon. *faints*
Do you know I never realized that they hadn't actually met at any point yet?
Mei Chang Su knows there's no way she isn't going to find out. Poor little Water Buffalo still not quite figuring it all out. I feel bad for him.
Way to be cas, Consort Jing.
She is so awesome. Super majorly awesome.
I was thinking 'Oh, of course, because his hearts on the opposite side from normal' but then I remembered that was Wallace Huo's character in Love Me if You Dare.
Well, I'm sure there is also some medical reason as she is a doctor, and she can tell something is up if she measures his pulse - or maybe she can recognize family members by their pulse? Not really sure, but yeah, she wants to confirm what she already knows must be true.
CommentsOioioi. Carefully, Consort Jing! I mean ... she is intelligent enough to understand why this man would want to hide his true identity, right? I get it that she wants to know for sure though and that it drives her crazy that she does not recognize a single hair on him. But please, be careful, Consort Jing!
Acting all weird like a cougar. Jing must be embarrassed!
Jingyan, so clueless, my poor little water buffalo.
This was another episode full of that marvelous tension this drama creates. From the birth secret around Prince Yu to Tonglu's stupidity to the Spring Hunt... I'm afraid. I'm very afraid.
Well, don't cover your eyes. It makes recapping harder.
I'm starting to wonder if all of us fans are really just a giant support group from all the nervous wrecks the drama can turn us into ;)