We’re final at the last episode of the drama!! Anyway, thank you all for joining us in this series and following the recaps. Makes the drama that much more enjoyable to have people to share their thought about it. =D I’m glad we were able to provide the recap with little delay to the air time. This has definitely been a duo effort with @iiangelx3 ‘s help to be able to recap this series so quickly! XD. I don’t think I could have recapped this series by myself!!
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) and 58 (for uncut version)
Release date: June 5th, 2017 2 episodes every Monday to Thursday on Hunan TV
Where to watch: watch it on viki with Eng Sub!
By the lakeside, A Chu tells Yuwen Yue that she thought Yan Bei was worth fighting for. She was arrogance and thought that she could do everything herself but she realizes that her power alone was not enough. Instead of saving, she had caused misfortunes to many. She apoligizes to Yuwen Yue for he’s the only person that she owes and cries. Yuwen Yue tells her to cry all she wants and once she’s done stand tall again.
Zhong Yu comes by to A Chu’s room the next morning to bid her farewell. Zhong Yu apologizes for not being able to stand up and protect Xiuli army fr her but to protect Mr. Wu, she cannot act irrationally. Yan Bei is no longer the land that they both recognizes. A Chu doesn’t agree with Yan Xun but she respects his choices. A Chu wants to leave too but she won’t. Both Zhong Yu and her knows that she’s the only who can guide Yan Xun to the right path again.
Before Mr. Wu left, A Chu meets up with him to ask about her past. He tells her that she’s is the daughter of Luo He and the heir of Feng Yun Ling. Back then her mother had already transferred all her power to A Chu and made her the heir. After Luo He got caught, A Chu went to save her but to no availed. Mr. Wu sent two people to escort A Chu who was being chased by Yuwen Hao. A Chu killed Yuwen Hao but ended up falling into the lake and lost her memory. After is when she got captured as a slave by the Yuwen household.
Da Liang princess wanders on her own. Her trusted follower finds her. The princess tells her that she realizes that her trusted penpal turns out to be her enemy, Yuwen Yue. She’s confused and in a dilemma. She is tired and suffering because of this dilemma. Her follower suggests putting Yuwen Yue in the same dilemma and see how he will responds.
Following the plan, Da Liang princess intercepts Yuwen Yue’s message to Prince Xiang. She leaves him a message to meet up as penpals. When he arrives, he too realizes that his trusted penpal is his enemy. He tells her that he will destroy the wooden bird and cut off their connections.
Yuwen Yue wants to leave but falls due to poison smoke. Da Liang princess pulls out her sword to kill him but does not. She doesn’t want to ruin her happy memory of him. He thanks her and once again cuts off ties. She asks him about his feeling for A Chu. A Chu is the heir of Feng Yun Ling, also an enemy group of Yuwen household. He didn’t answer and leaves.
Chun Er arrives to where Yuan Song is to meet up with him. Yuan Song asks if she had let go of her hatred yet. Chun Er tells him it doesn’t matter anymore. Either way, she’s alone now. To change of topic, Chun Er tells her brother that she’s hungry. Yuan Song agrees to cook for her with his own arm. After he’s done, Chun Er left already.
Yan Xun’s headache is getting worse. The miracle doctor arranged to heal him arrives to cure him. The masked doctor tells him that she can try to cure his headache with needle work. He agrees to let her try. The two talk about ChangAn while the doctor gives him a head massage. Afterward, the doctor tries to kill him with a knife but Yan Xun flings her off easily and reveals Chun Er behind the mask. Yan Xun lets her go after apologizing to her. Chun Er turns around and leave in tears.
The advisor reveals the falsify message sent by Da Liang to Prince Xiang under Yuwen Yue’s alias. He tries to convince the prince to attack Yan Bei now while they’re weak. After some thoughts, the prince agrees to attack Yan Bei. He leads his troop marching toward Yan Bei.
Back to Yan Bei, Yuwen Yue decides to visit some homeless kids at a temple. A Chu, coincidently, also arrives at the temple. The two sit down to talk and eat. During the conversation, each tries to get info on each other’s knowledge. A Chu wants to see if he knows her identity and he wants to know if she remembers her own identity. Yuwen Yue also heard that Yan Xun is planning on marrying A Chu soon. He sadly look at her and tells her that not much can hurt him. The only thing that can hurt him will no longer be his soon…. =( He gets up afterward and leave.
A Chu chases after Yuwen Yue and tells him that the next time they meet on the battle field, don’t hold back. Yuwen Yue asks if she can kill him when the time comes? She tells him probably not and she will try to defeat him. He says he can’t do so and leaves. At the same time, Chen He tells Yan Xun that they spotted Yuwen Yue in Yan Bei’s territory visiting A Chu. He convinces Yan Xun to take this chance to kill Yuwen Yue. Yan Xun agrees to his plan.
News on Prince Xiang and his troop on his way gets back to Yuan Song and Yan Xun. Yuan Song intercepted Prince Xiang and his troop from entering the city. Once they enter the city, there will be war between Wei and Yan Bei and those that will suffer will be the citizens. At the same time, Yan Xun sets out to ambush Yuwen Yue.
After escaping from Yan Xun’s ambush, a soldier under Xiuli army’s alias comes to warn Yuwen Yue of Yan Xun’s ambushes along the way. He tells Yuwen Yue that A Chu was asked to killed him by Yan Xun but she refused and is in a dilemma. The guy convinces Yuwen Yue to escape while trying to make it sound like A Chu is in danger and kills himself afterward. Yuwen Yue is reluctant to belief his words but can’t help but worry about A Chu at the same time.
A Chu realizes Yan Xun’s plan and goes to stop him. She asks what happened to Yuwen Yue. Yan Xun lies and said he killed him already and he’s doing all this to protect her. Yan Xun asks, in return, if she had ever loved him. She tells him she doesn’t know what her feeling for him is but she cares for him. His dreams became her dreams and his hometown became her hometown. But ever since they arrived in Yan Bei, she started doubting her decision. She no longer know him. He doesn’t trust her. He uses her to lure Yuwen Yue. As he wishes, she tells him that she will go look for Yuwen Yue now. If Yuwen Yue died in Yan Bei, she will never forgive him and then ride off.
A Chu rushes to the battle scene where Chen Yuan and Yue Qi are fighting and Yuwen Yue is being cornered on a thin ice layer. Chen Yuan stabs Yue Qi. A Chu arrives to kill Chen Yuan (in a very brutal eye popping way I might add) but was too late to save Yue Qi. She rushes to the ice layer to help Yuwen Yue but he was already brutally injured by that time. Yan Xun stands high above and shoot an arrow right thru Yuwen Yue’s heart.
A Chu reaches Yuwen Yue and tells him to hold on. He tells her to leave as the ice is cracking under their feet. She answers that she won’t be going anywhere. She won’t leave his side anymore. Yan Xun silently tells her that this is who he is and this is his way of showing her his wishes and ambition. He clutches the jade that he’s been making for her as she kisses Yuwen Yue on the forehead. Yan Xun sends more troops on the ice. After A Chu kills them Yuwen Yue was already slowly slipping into the ice water. She jumps in after him.
A Chu reaches for Yuwen Yue under the water but he silently tells her to live on. After some struggle, Yuwen Yue pushes toward the surface while he sink to the bottom of the lake. In the ice water, the flower on A Chu’s back revealed itself. The symbol for the leader of Feng Yun Ling. Once the flower fully shows up, A Chu opens her eye with a strong gaze. The end…..
Chexmix: I have such conflicting feeling about this drama and this ending….The cast for this drama is awesome! But the story lacks some depth to it. I keep thinking that Chu Qiao will find her goal to free the slaves but that never happened (at least not in this season). The ending…is like…what…cliffhanger…? I don’t think Yuwen Yue died and with how they ended things…a season 2 is almost certain. As for if the cast will be the same..? Not sure. I hope so!!! If there’s a season 2, I’ll definitely watch it. Just because I feel like the story will be much more interesting now that she has her memory and power back!! XD
iiAngelx3: The last scene when Chu Qiao came to save Yuwen Yue had me tearing. I’m going to miss the couple and really hope that they come back if there’s a season two!! Or maybe I might start reading the novel since I’m so impatient. xD Loved the cast for this drama, especially Yue Qi, time to watch his drama~~