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!
After Xiao Ce left, A Chu lies there half conscious. She notices more masked assassins sneaking up on her. With one twist of the weapon that Xiao Ce left for her, she kills off the assassins and falls unconscious. When she wakes up, Yuwen Yue is already sitting next to her. Because he wants her to owe him a favor, he picks her up and run away from the rest of the approaching assassins and kills them off. Yan Xun also arrives in time to rescue her. He flings her onto his horse and run back to the city.
Yuwen Yue finds Xiao Ce safely sitting on a log. Xiao Ce hands him a piece of paper with an address and tells him that he found it on one of the assassins. Knowing that Xiao Ce is just using him to get right of Da Liang spies, Yuwen Yue follows the address and finds Tao Ye, a trusted Da Liang spy. They hypnotizes her into revealing all the Da Liang headquarters in Chang An. Yuwen Yue sends his guards to break down most of the headquarters.
Without Da Liang spies to help Yan Xun escape, Xiao Ce approaches him to form an alliance. He gives Yan Xun a map of all the army camps on the city outskirt. Yan Xun accepts it but warns him to not do it again next time. Xiao Ce understands that he is referring to putting A Chu at risk. Yan Xun returns to caring for the unconscious A Chu thru the night.
From Tao Ye, Yuwen Yue finds out what Yan Xun is planning on doing and all the officials that is working with Yan Xun and Da Liang. He meets up with Yan Xun and names all the officials that Yan Xun is in touch with. Yan Xun’s plan is to create chaos and massacre thousands of people in the city in order to ensure his escape on the night of the wedding. Yuwen Yue tells him that he will stop his plan at all cost. Stoned face Yan Xun gets up and leave. Yuwen Yue asks if Xing Er knew about his plan. He walks away without answering.
Now that their plan is ruined because of Yuwen Yue’s meddling, Yan Xun enters the palace to see Chun Er under the excuse of planning for the wedding. The king arrives and asks Yan Xun which army friend does he want to accompany him back to Yan Bei. The king suggests Yuwen Yue but Yan Xun politely rejects his suggestion. The king, however, keeps on insisting Yuwen Yue as the prime candidate.
A Chu recovers from her injuring. Zhong Yu tells her that He Xiao from Xiuli army is in trouble. He is accused of stealing army’s weapons. There was record that he claimed the bows and arrows that Yuwen Yue issued to the troop but it was not found. He tells them that he never claimed it but the general ignores his statement and wants to use that issue to kill him. A Chu rushed to the scene during the chaos and tells the general that she’s the one that lost the order to claim the weapons. However, if the general wants to kill her, she suggests he speaks to the higher ups first. With no other choice, the general leaves to report to the higher up.
He Xiao and A Chu continue kneel while the chief commander goes to “report” the case to higher up. Because of her injury, A Chu couldn’t endure any longer and fainted. Yuwen Yue receives a anonymous note regarding A Chu’s situation and rushes back to camp. He sees A Chu and carries her back to his tent. While unconscious, she grabs onto his arm and he stays with her thru the night.
The king is updated on the case at Xiuli army. He suspects that Yuwen Yue is working with Yan Xun. Especially since Yan Xun didn’t want Yuwen Yue to leave the army to send him back to Yan Bei. A Chu returns to the manor and tells Yan Xun about Xiuli army’s situation. She recommends them as his support. He doesn’t want to use them because of their betrayal toward Yan Bei but Zhong Yu convinces him. A Chu sets up a meeting between He Xiao and his men to see Yan Xun. Yan Xun tells them that even thou they betrayed Yan Bei, he will accepts them back once they help him escape back to Yan Bei. He Xiao and them willingly help Yan Xun at all cost.
Back in the palace, consort Lan returns to the news that her son is missing. She freaks out and yells at the maid. The maid tells her that the prince went missing after Yuwen Huai’s men came to drop gifts off. She realizes right away that Yuwen Huai is behind the abduction. She sends people to summon Yuwen Huai. On his way into the palace, the king also summons him. The king gives him and Zhao secret assignments that must be completed at all cost. After Yuwen Huai leaves, he decides to let consort Lan wait on him instead.
A Chu goes to visit Xiao Ce with a list of people that he can use to accompany him back to Da Liang. But every name he calls out, she has something to say that make that person a bad choice. Finally, he picks prince Xiang as the prime contender. She praises prince Xiang as one of the best choices. Xiao Ce realizes that she just want to use him to lure prince Xiang away so that there’s one less obstacle in Yan Xun’s escape plan. Since Xiao Ce formed an alliance with Yan Xun, he agrees to the plan.
Prince Xiang receives news that Yuwen Yue was assigned as guarding under the order of the king. Before he can confront the king, he receives another news that he will be in charge of sending Xiao Ce back to Da Liang. He realizes that it was all Yan Xun’s scheme. He visits mister Wu for advice and Wei Shuye to tell him to protect Chun Er during the wedding night. On the other side, Yan Xun, A Chu and Zhong Yu are planning their escape route for the night of the wedding.
The day before the big wedding night, Xiao Ce heads back to Da Liang. A Chu sends him off. They both joke about welcoming each other to their hometown (Da Liang/Yan Bei) once everything is over. Yan Xun plans out the escape route again with Zhong Yu. He tells her to send A Chu off first. Yuwen Yue, who was sent to guard a court, asks Chun Er if she can request Chu Qiao to guard the court with him. She agrees. A Chu is asked to enter the court where she meets Yuwen Yue and Yuan Song. Yuan Song tells her that he will accompany Yan Xun to Yan Bei too. On the other side, consort Lan sneaks out to meet Yuwen Huai for her son. She reveals Chu Qiao’s identity as daughter of Luo He and heir of Feng Yun Ling to Yuwen Huai in exchange for her son. He ignored her in the end.
The day of the wedding, the army picks Yan Xun up and heads toward the palace. On the way to the court, Zhao Dong Ting and his men ambush Yan Xun’s crew. As expected, Yan Xun is already prepared to reverse the attack. Xiuli army ambushes Zhao Dong Ting in return. Yan Xun steps down from the carriage. With a sword, he slashes Zhao Dong Ting. Getting revenge for his family. He declares that he’s rebelling. Chun Er is worried about the delay. A guard is rushing to report to the king tha Yan Xun is rebelling and tells her on the way. She knocks him down and rushes to the inner court.
Everyone in the inner court is still oblivious to the chaos outside. Chun Er runs toward the king and begs him to cancel the wedding between her and Yan Xun. She cries and begs that she doesn’t want to marry Yan Xun anymore. The king ignores her request. The king orders Yuan Song to “escort” her out. As they drags her out, she continues to beg the king to cancel the wedding as an attempt to save Yan Xun. During the chaos, A Chu sneaks out and Yuwen Yue notices.
A Chu picks up her hidden weapons and tries to climb the wall. Yuwen Yue follows her and asks if she’s leaving now. A Chu tells him to leave her alone and the two fight. The guards hear noise and arrive to investigate. Yuwen Yue pushes A Chu to the corner and tells her to be quiet. After the guards left, he also let her go. Before she leaves, he tells her that Yan Xun is no longer the same as before and that she will regret her decision to help him. She confidently says she won’t and climb up the wall.
Outside the palace, A Chu sees the horrid of war. Children left alone and crying on the street next to their parents’ bodies. Stores being robbed and robbers killing the owner that is trying to stop them. Women being rapped. Yan Xun arrives on horse and ushers to leave. Chun Er also arrives at the scene. She begs Yan Xun to stop the rebel and just ask the king for forgiveness. He completely ignored her. Yuan Song also arrive with his men. Seeing Chun Er begging, seeing Yan Xun rebelling, and seeing A Chu following him, he feels betrayed and cuts off all tie with them. Chun Er continues to beg Yan Xun to stop the war, to return to being Yan Xun Gege but he just turn his horse away and left.
Yan Xun asks A Chu to leave the city first and wait for him outside. Xiuli army arrives to support him. He decides to destroy the school where all the royals and lords attend in Chang An during this chaos but Yuwen Yue was one step ahead and arrives to stop him. The friendship tie is cut and Yan Xun leaves as a favor to Yuwen Yue for the time he protected him. Yan Xun heads for the gate and order Xiuli army to delay the advancement of the troops.
Once Yan Xun leaves the city, he lies and says that the Xiuli army is sacrificing themselves for his escape and orders his men to close the city gate and barricade it and burn the bridge Xiuli army arrives at the gate but cannot open it. They are cornered by troops closing in in all direction. They realize that Yan Xun had abandoned them. The army spirit is low but He Xiao tells them that the debt toward Yan Bei is repaid and they must fight bravely as the pride of Xiuli army. But with so many arrows, the men in Xiuli army fall one by one. Outside the gate, A Chu tells Yan Xun to go one without her. She will go back to lead Xiuli army. She rides her horse across the burning bridge and back into the city.
When all hopes is lost, A Chu opens the gate, raises the flag, and declares that Yan Bei had not abandoned them. She will lead them home! Yuwen Huai steps forward from his protection and wants to kill her. The two pick up the sword and fight. Using a small opening in the status, A Chu forces her sword thru and slit Yuwen Huai’s neck. She grabs her sword and slashes him across the chest. Once Yuwen Huai fall, Xiuli army battle their way out of the city.
Xiuli army fight against the wei army under A Chu’s command. They won against Wei troops over and over again but A Chu decides to retreat. Without proper weapon, food, and medicine, Xiuli army won’t last long. Now that they are traitors to both Wei and Yan Bei, they feel like they don’t have a home. A Chu promises that Yan Bei had not abandoned them. He Xiao and the army declare to follow A Chu and swear loyalty to her.
Yan Xun decides to camp out to wait for A Chu to meet up with him. But they can only wait one more day before they need to head out again. Chun Er wanders the forest to look for Yan Xun. She feels that she now belongs to Yan Xun because of the wedding and wants to follow him. Yuan Song disguises himself as one of Yan Xun’s men and want to assassinate Yan Xun.
Chexmix: I love the part where A Chu picks up the flag and tells the men that she will bring them home!! So epic! This will be the second turning point in this drama. The first one with Yan Xun turning evil. At the same time, it turned Xing Er against Yuwen Yue. The second one with Chun Er turning dark, but this time it will bring A Chu and Yuwen Yue back together. Can’t wait for the future episodes!! XD Brave to Shawn for such a convincing Yan Xun. When Yan Xun no longer had to tone down his revenge plan, his character is practically oozing with hatred. (Lol. the dark eyeliner helped too I think. Heh)