Gui Wang tells Master Tian that he’ll spare the students if Tian hands over the Zhu Xian Sword but Master Tian declines and literally every character in the series is swept into a rumbling battle as they fight for their lives.
Final Impressions: Episode 55 starts with a bang thanks to impressive action sequences and a generous amount of computer generated effects that make everything surreal yet grounded enough in reality as far as realism goes for a fantasy wuxia.
And then comes the highly-anticipated climax where Bi Yao throws herself into the line of fire for the sake of her true love. It allows Zhao Li Ying the chance to shine as an actress yet forces the spotlight on Li Yi Feng who is visibly lacking in comparison. I hate to say this as a fan but Li Yi Feng cannot do drama and opening his eyes really wide does not count as grief.
Even so, the first ten minutes that ends with Bi Yao’s sacrifice is the best part of the episode while the rest seems rather uneventful, leaving me with the need to rant because of an ending that begs more questions than answers.
How did Gui Wang and his men who were on the verge of losing escape with Xiao Fan? How on earth can everyone in Qing Yun pretend like their headmaster didn’t just try to murder Xiao Fan? And they want to bring him back?!
Maybe novel readers can shed some light because I refuse to believe that the ending is the ending especially because Xiao Fan’s alter ego Gui Li has barely appeared.
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