Princess Agents is a 2017 Chinese television series based on the novel 11 Chu Te Gong Huang Fei (11处特工皇妃) written by Xiao Xiang Dong Er. It stars Zhao Liying, Lin Gengxin, Shawn Dou and Li Qin.
Title: Princess Agents (特工皇妃楚乔传)
Release date: June 5th, 2017 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on Hunan TV
Where to watch: watch it on youtube with Eng Sub!
XingEr falls down the cliff but clings onto a rope that she had prepared in advance. Zhu housekeeper brings guards hoping to catch XingEr with the snakes only to find Jin Zhu there. Xiao Ba also brings Yue Qi to the scene to catch Jin Zhu red handed with the snakes. He orders people to locker her up. Xing Er dangles her way into a cave and unexpectedly finds Yan Xun reading there. They climb up the cliff after everyone left.
When XingEr returns, Xiao Qi tells her that Xiao Ba got captured by Yuwen Huai. XingEr sneaks into the slave prison but gets captured by Yuwen Huai’s men. Yuwen Huai lies and tells her that Yuwen Yue had given up on her. Remembering what Yuwen Yue told her about not believing in what you see, she deciphers that it was a lie. Yuwen Huai orders his men to kill her but she easily defeated them. She asks to speak to Jin Zhu alone to prove her words. As they are speaking, Yuwen Huai is listening from behind and Xing Er made him believe that Jin Zhu has feelings for Yuwen Yue and had betrayed him.
On the other side, Yuwen Yue’s grandfather woke up from his coma. (surprise surprise. Knew he would be a hard one to kill!) He recalls that Yuwen Yue had rushed the antidote in time to save his life. He tells Yuwen Yue that Xing Er is not a reliable person to keep around. Yuwen Yue, however, believes in her potential to become a great agent. Grandpa orders him to keep his hand off this case and see if Xing Er can survive on her own.
Yuwen Huai semi believes Xing Er’s words and locks Jin Zhu up. He heads toward Xing Er and wants to kill her. Yan Xun comes just in time to knock off the sword and saves Xing Er. He rescues XingEr and gives her medicine to heal her wounds. Yue Qi reports to Yuwen Yue that Yan Xun had rescued Xing Er (thank to his urgent request.)
At night time, Xing Er sneaks back into the prison to free Jin Zhu. She gives Jin Zhu the pass to leave the manor but half way out, Jin Zhu feels unsatisfied by the outcome. She sees Yuwen Huai’s carriage and anxiously betrays Xing Er. What she doesn’t know is that it was all part of Xing Er’s plan. Yuwen Huai kill Jin Zhu and wants to pin it on Xing Er but she is way ahead of them and is there to dispose of any evidence.
Xing Er returns to her room as Yuwen Yue comes to check up on her. She pretends to be sick and covers herself up. He tells her to make him tea but she asks him to leave first. Suspiciously, he flings off her blanket only to see a semi-exposed Xing Er, who had already took off her black clothes and hid it. Without evident, he could only leave. Once alone, Xiao Ba brings up what she heard regarding madame Song. Yuwen Huai knows about her death and knows that it is the Jing sisters that killed her.
Grandpa, Yuwen Lie, allows Yuwen Yue to keep Xing Er around. After Yuwen Yue leaves, he tells his guard his plan to have Xing Er kill Yuwen Xi (the creepy old man). Because of the poison spider, he realizes that 16 years ago, Yuwen Xi betrayed their country by working with bordering country and caused Yuwen manor and the Eyes of God to lose the kings’ trust. He needs an outsider to kill Yuwen Xi.
Yuwen Yue tries to stop Xing Er from writing. She flips the brush and accidently leaves a dot on his forehead. When asked about her hometown, she tells him that because of her head injury, she doesn’t remember anything anymore. Yuwen Yue continues her sense of smell training by blind folding her.
During the training, a young prince sees Xing Er and wants to play hide and seek with her. She uses him as part of her training. She smells him and follows him with her sense. The two struggles and the prince falls into the water. He thinks XingEr is interesting and wants to have her. She teases him with a fake name and court and he happily leaves her to ask permission to have her. Yan Xun sees the who scene from above.
The prince, Yuan Song, asks Yuewen Yue for permission to have Xing Er but with the name, court, and task she gave him, when strung together, becomes “This is fake, I’m teasing you.” Since Yan Xun is also asking for Xing Er, Yuwen Yue uses that excuse to keep Xing Er to himself to avoid offending both of them. Once alone, Yuwen Yue warns Yan Xun to go back home (the king does not trust those with strong military power).
As requested, the consort gives Yuwen Yue information regarding a girl possessing strong inner power. The info points to the daughter of Lu He, the heir of Feng Yun Ling. He asks Xiao Ba for more details regarding Xing Er’s past. She tells him that Xing Er is not from the Jing family. Dad brought her home as one day but she disappeared a year later. After that the Jing parents got killed and the siblings were sold to Yuwen manor. They only met her again recently at the manor.
At the gathering of the lords and princes, Yuwen Yue brings Xing Er along but leaves her outside. When princess Chun Er arrives a slave accidentally trips and drops poison cream on the ground. Xing Er stops Chun Er from touching it and secretly wipes some on her handkerchief. Chun Er is jealous knowing that Xing Er is the “wild cat” that Yan Xun keeps calling and asks her to serve tea. Yuwen Huai brings out a pill made using her sister’s blood and asks Xing Er to smell it. She uses this chance to wipe the poison cream on the box hoping to kill Yuwen Huai. After the party, Yuwen Huai confesses to princess ChunEr and tells her that he will get rid of the person she hates for her, indicating Xing Er.
Xiao Ba overhears others talking about Yuwen Huai’s plan to empty the lake and worries about madame Song’s body. She runs back to tell Xing Er who is planning their escape for the night. Xing Er tells them to leave first and she will find a way to reunite with them. She sneaks into Yuwen Yue’s room to write up the slave annulment contract. Yuwen Yue enters the room and Xing Er pretends to be cleaning. He tells her to change into new clothes and they will go to the lantern festival at night.
Xing Er and Yuwen Yue arrive at the festival on horse. She sees a cute bunny lantern and he buys it for her. He pokes fun of her for thinking the bunny is cute and she sticks out her tongue after he turned around. In a crowd filled with people, Yuwen Yue tells Xing Er to hold onto his sleeve so that she doesn’t get lost. They head toward a riddle solving competition and a man sees Xing Er and gives her sugar cane candies because she is pretty. Yuewen Yue looks jealous, takes the candy and throws it away without warning and tells her that they can buy it themselves. Xing Er solves one of the riddles and Yuwen Yue leaves to claim the prize for her. By the time he came back, she was gone.
Xing Er takes the horse and walks toward the gate direction. She passes by two mysterious person, one man and one princess from a foreign country. The guy, Yin Xin, recognizes her glare as the heir of Feng Yun Ling and chases after her. (They fought before Xing Er lost her memory). He cuts of her outerwear but didn’t see the flower tattoo that confirms her identity. Yan Xun intercepts the weapon but one needle got thru and scares XingEr’s horse into a wild run. Yan Xun chases after her. The mysterious guy, Yin Xin, returns and tells the princess that she is not the one. The two reveals their plan to frame Yan Bei of a rebellion.
Outside the city, hidden men are getting to attack the two of them. Yan Xun and XingEr leave their horse and run on feet. They fall into a hunter ditch. Yan Xun tells Xing Er to use him as leverage to leave this ditch and get people to save him. XingEr is surprised that Yan Xun, a noble lord, would let a slave step on him like that! He trusts her to return and save him but Xing Er also need to save her sister. If she doesn’t meet up with them, they will be in trouble.
Half way thru, Xing Er decides to return and save Yan Xun. He believes that she would be back and didn’t worry at all. Because Xing Er twisted her ankle from the fall, Yan Xun carries her on his back. On their way back, they see a group of running slaves without written statement being killed by the Wei army. The fate of these slaves jolts Xing Er back to reality. She is a slave and Yan Xun is a prince, there will always be that status difference. Xing Er tells Yan Xun to stop following her and leaves to find her sisters.
Xing Er rushes back in time to save her sisters from the rich lords of the city. She chases them away but Xiao Ba’s face was already injured at that point. Xiao Ba cries and asks to be taken back to Yuwen Manor for medicine to heal her face. They enter the manor successfully. Xing Er goes to report to Yuewen Yue but he turns off the light before she can enter.
Xing Er and Yuwen Yue couldn’t sleep at night. She accidentally slips from the ceiling and Yuwen Yue rushes to catch her. (random…-_-) Yuewen Yue asks Xing Er to explain what happen on the night of the lantern festival. He wants the truth from her but she’s not telling him everything. He brings up the rat poison that she used on Yuwen Huai and tells her that her little trick is not enough to kill him. Xing Er asks, since Yuwen Huai is both of their enemy, why would he not use her to kill his enemy. She cries and tells him that she is loyal to him and asks that he saves her with madame Song’s case. He reaches for the handkerchief to wipe her tears and shoo her out almost immediately.
The guards arrest XingEr and her sisters under the statement that they killed madame Song. (When Yue Qi reports it to Yuwen Yue he tells him to throw away the handkerchief then changes his mind to have the cloth washed and returned to him..). At the drained lake, Zhu housekeeper finds 3 dead bodies. The first belongs to doctor Xie and the last two belong to 2 female slaves. Madame Song’s body was not found. With no evidence, Xing Er and her sisters are free to go. Back at their room, Xiao Qi tells Xing Er that she is not their real sister. They finds a blank cloth inside the pendant that belongs to Xing Er.
Xing Er thanks Yuwen Yue for saving her and her sister. He doesn’t think a mere thank you is enough. Yue Qi did spent a whole night digging up madame Song’s body. Instead of showing more appreciation, Xing Er tells him that she will go thank Yue Qi. After hearing that, Yuwen Yue tells her to gift this ring weapon, which is meant for her, to Yue Qi in that case. Xing Er take the box and leave. Seconds later, she comes back and tells him that the ring fits her and not Yue Qi. She thanks him for the ring and leaves.
Chexmix: Anyone else think Yuwen Yue’s voice sounds very very very familiar? I thought I keep hearing Ye Hua from Eternal Love when Lin Gengxin speaks and lo and behold, it’s the same voice actor for both of them!! Loll. Anyway, YueXing ship is sailing strong but I think Yan Xun and XingEr ship (YanXing? What are people calling this ship?) is taking off slowly too. XingEr is just so much more at ease with Yan Xun. Especially in that scene where she laughs at him getting pooped on. But YueXing interactions are so precious too! The last scene with the ring! Too funny. Loving this drama so far!!
Lantern Festival BTS
Carrying Zhao Liying BTS
Yan Xun and XingEr leaving the cave BTS