I’m only realizing that the censored version on LeTV contains many cut scenes after being flagged for inappropriate content (such a facepalm moment for me since I knew about the censorship). Good news is that I found the full eng-sub version on Viki and will be recapping those going forward.
Lucky for him, Peng Peng decides to be the bigger man and lets Qi Sheng off easy. I must be too petty because what Qi Sheng did shouldn’t be forgiven just like that but the drama always has a no-frills approach to resolving misunderstandings so on to the next scene.
Peng Peng wakes up in a Western-inspired dining room thinking that she must be back in 2015. Unfortunately she’s not because she lays eyes on Yang Yan who carried her all the way to have a date with 9th Prince.
9th Prince and Peng Peng end up sharing an enjoyable dinner drinking wine and having steak and the ever-gallant 9th Prince completes the evening by taking Peng Peng to see the rooftop view of lanterns stretching out into the horizon. Taken by the spectacular sight, Peng Peng verbalizes that if only there was music for the male and female leads to share a kiss.
Once she gets home, Qi Sheng asks Peng Peng what kind of guy she fancies to which Peng Peng in man voice states that he has always been a pretty boy who likes women!
Nevertheless, she answers Qi Sheng in a roundabout way saying that love transcends gender and if she were to pick a man, she would prefer the approachable romantic (ahem 9th Prince) over one that’s cool and aloof (Qi Sheng). Cue sinister music as Qi Sheng eerily stares into the distance. The very next day, Peng Peng receives orders from the King to accompany Qi Sheng in a royal visit to Jiang Bei.
Again, this drama is quite refreshing in the sense that all the characters are practical and street smart. Peng Peng was no fool and she was already plotting her escape once she realized that the guard was purposely leading her astray. Modern people and our paranoid ways, we really can’t be too trusting nowadays.
The next scene involves Zhao Wang, Yingyue’s husband, which we will probably see more now that he has come out as the evil mastermind.
Qi Sheng finally arrives and enters into a a standoff with 9th Prince and Peng Peng who both think that he had orchestrated the assassination attempt. Their confrontation is interrupted by a sudden foray of black-clad men in masks and fire burning everywhere.
9th Prince saves Peng Peng once again but gets seriously injured in the process while Qi Sheng frantically searches for Peng Peng. Cue sentimental music and flashback to the married couple’s moments together.
Despite liking the drama, I’m not sold on either love story since we all know Peng Peng is a man who likes women and hasn’t show any feelings for the male leads so I’m getting confused on whether the flashback was meant to be taken seriously or not. No point overthinking though so I’ll keep watching for entertainment sake.