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)
Episodes: 67 (for the TV version).
Release date: June 5th, 2017 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on Hunan TV
Where to watch: watch it on youtube with Eng Sub!
On top of the city watch tower, A Chu sits thinking how much longer can they last defending the city from the Wei army. Ping An recites a poem while A Chu plays the flute. She asks him about the poem and he tells her that his mother and father escapes to Yan Bei from Da Liang for freedom. On the other side, Yuwen Yue returns to Chang An to report to prince Xiang. With the military seal stolen by Chun Er, they have to defend the city with the few soldiers they have. They plan on assassinating Yan Xun.
Yan Xun finds out that A Chu is still at the city of Hong Chuan. He wants revert his troops to defend her but A Jing convinces him not to. He orders A Jing to order Zhong Yu to bring A Chu out of the city safely. On the other side, Yuan Song arrives at the troop to convince Chun Er to return the military seal and send the troops back. Yan Xun’s troop is already at the city border and without the Wei’s army, Chang An might fall to Yan Xun. Chun Er is still obsessed with killing A Chu and tells her brother to give her one more day. She will kill A Chu then.
A Chu gets the message that Zhong Yu is that the border of the city and want to meet her. Zhong Yu tries to convince her to leave the city but she asks Zhong Yu when will the reinforcement arrive. Zhong Yu reluctantly tells her that there won’t be reinforcement. Yan Xun and all the soldiers have already been led to Chang An. A Chu realizes that Yan Xun had abandoned Yan Bei and the people there. She tells Zhong Yu that the people they abadoned, she will protect them in their stead. If she died in battle, then tell Yan Xun that it is him who killed her.
The next morning, everyone is looking for A Chu thinking that she is gone. Their last hope is gone. They find her on top of the city declaring that Yan Xun’s reinforcement will arrive and for them to fight to defend the city. That night, the Wei army starts to attack the city with fire power and catapults. The troops try hard to defend the city but the Wei troops were out of their firing range.
Yan Xun declares the march into Chang An. But before his troop sets out, an envoy reports that A Chu unbendingly decides to defend in the city of Hong Chuan and tells him that she will wait for him at the city. After hearing that, Yan Xun orders his men to prepare to head back to Yan Bei immediately. General Chen arrives and begs Yan Xun to not waste this opportunity. How can he give up the battle for just a girl? Yan Xun tells him that a city can be reclaimed, an army can be rebuilt but a life cannot be saved once lost. He can give up anything but A Chu. He leads his men and head back to Yan Bei.
The battle at the city of Hong Chuan rages fiercely. Chun Er leads the Wei army to breaks down the wall and their defense. Against the Wei’s forces, Xiu Li army and A Chu battles against them difficultly. A Chu fights against a warrior (twice her size) and kills him in the end but at a high expense. She falls due to exhaustion.
Chun Er slowly walks toward A Chu and tells her that this is her revenge. Her whole life was ruined because of her and Yan Xun and now she will kill her and throw her head at Yan Xun for revenge. Chun Er grabs A Chu’s sword and is about to swing at her when Yuwen Yue (masked) stops her midway. He was about to carry away when it is announced that Yan Xun’s army is here. The Wei army retreats and Yan Xun finds A Chu’s body in the battle ground. Yuwen Yue watches as Yan Xun carries A Chu away.
After the battle, He Xiao finds his dad dead while protecting 2 young kids. Him and his men delivers the ashes of Ge Qi to the wife. A Chu wakes up a day later. While resting, her and Yan Xun did not meet but Yan Xun secretly watches over her. Once she recovers, Zhong Yu visits her. A Chu thanks Zhong Yu for relaying the message to Yan Xun and save Hong Chuan. The two walks around the city and sees the after math of the battle scene. 8000 men died during the battle and left many widows and their children behind. Wei and Yan Bei is at a standstill for now but Zhong Yu and A Chu both agree that they do not want to see the citizen suffers more.
Yuwen Yue returns to Chang An and is resting. Prince Xiang tells him that Chun Er had also returns but is being imprisoned under the king’s order. Wei consort and Yuan Song visit Chun Er in prison. Her mom reassures that she will save her but Chun Er does not care. She feels like at this stage, she rather dies. She tells her mom that old innocent Chun Er is dead. All that is left is a shameful daughter. Chun Er ignores her mom’s and brother’s care completely. Before they left, her mom tells her that she will save her no matter way. She hopes that Chun Er can grow up after this because she won’t be there to protect her forever.
Consort Wei begs the king to spare Chun Er but the king had decided to kill her with poisoned alcohol. Consort Wei decides to accept Chun Er’s punishment on her behalf and drink all the poison. The king rushes to her and in her last breath, she begs the king again to spare Chun Er. Yuan Song rushes to the prison to get Chun Er. The two rushes to the room to see the last of consort Wei. The king faints from anger but he spares Chun Er in the end at the expense of her princess title. He sends Yuan Song to Yan Bei to establish peace.
Over on Yan Bei, Yan Xun summons A Chu and general Chen and the people who were supposed to guard the city of Hong Chuan to clarify what happened. A Chu tells him that they tried to kill her and abandoned the city. The two argues on who’s right and wrong. The guy defends general Chen and admits to all the crime himself. He committed suicide in the end. A Chu question Yan Xun trust in her as she watches him from behind and then rides off.
Chun Er is feeling low after her mom’s death. She won’t eat anything and or anything. Her maid comes to drop off a real pouch that consort Wei gifted Chun Er before she dies. Chun Er grabs tightly grabs the pouch. In Qing Shan Yuan, Yuwen Yue is preparing to leave for Yan Bei with Yuan Song.
In another location, the old shopkeeper is running for his life with severe injury. Guards are chasing him. The advisor and his guard comes in time to fend off the guards. He questions the shopkeeper on what he’s hiding. Why is he committing so many crimes in these three years? Who is he trying to protect. The advisor guessed that the shopkeeper is trying to protect Chu Qiao, the daughter of Luo He. The shopkeeper tries to hide his intention but when he couldn’t, he tried to guess what the advisor was trying to obtain from this. But before he can reveal the advisor’s past, he was killed.
Chexmix: I was like whyyyyyy when Yuwen Yue left A Chu there after he saved her from the battle field! She will not know that he saved her and think that it’s Yan Xun. =( Also, I can’t believe that the drama is coming to an end and A Chu still haven’t remembered her identity yet! I hope she does soon. On the side note, Princess Agents already surpassed 36 billion views and they haven’t even ended yet!! =D (to put it in comparison, Three Worlds Three Lives surpassed the 35 billion views when they were airing either 2nd to the last or last episode).