Shen Jia Min has more reason to hate Lu Zhen as she realises how deep Gao Zhan is in love with Lu Zhen. The Royal Concubine declares war on Gao Zhan’s heart and Shen Bi continues to be the most cloying and annoying character in this drama. Clearly, a great wall of women are being built to separate the two main characters.
Shen Bi becomes more trusted by Lu Zhen bit by bit. When Lu Zhen asks Ling Long to spy on Shen Bi, Shen Bi sees Ling Long and in front of Gao Zhan tells him loudly that she regrets all of her actions towards Lu Zhen.
Shen Bi shows that she is very much in love with Gao Zhan. Even wiping the mud off his shoe and keeping the handkerchief as if it is a prized possession.
Shen Bi makes Lu Zhen trust her like a sister after pushing Lu Zhen out of the way when a log cloth hanger falls and gets hit on the head. Lu Zhen believes that Shen Bi has turned over a new leaf and begins to treat her like a best friend.
When Dan Nian sees this, she gets mad because she knows Shen Bi is as devious as a snake. She tries to warn Lu Zhen but Lu Zhen brushes it aside.
Lu Zhen even takes Shen Bi to a meeting with Lou Shang Shi and has Shen Bi advise her as to what clothes to make for an upcoming banquet.
Shen Jia Min is pissed that Shen Bi has gone over Lu Zhen’s sides when Shen Bi tells her that her being nice to Lu Zhen is a lie and that she is still Shen Jia Min’s good follower. (raise your hand if you didn’t know this all along. Why do they keep putting the two most annoying characters together?
Shen Bi tells Shen Jia Min about the banquet and tells her that Gao Zhan will attend. That night, Shen Jia Min decides to give Gao Zhan a belt to show that she likes him.
Meanwhile Gao Zhan is with Yuan Lu who asks if he can have one of the fragrance bags Lu Zhen made for Gao Zhan, so that good luck rubs on him. Gao Zhan tells him no way, besides, didn’t Dan Niang make one for him. Yuan Lu complains that Dan Niang’s needle work is so bad that a tiger looks like a feral cat.
The Royal Concubine interrupts at this point and goes into a long speech about how she is going to make Gao Zhan come back voluntarily to her. She grabs his hand and he pulls away.
At the banquet, the Emperor open shows his affections towards the Royal Concubine and tells her that he’ll visit her palace. Royal concubine looks coldly and proudly ahead as she tells him that she will be glad to be graced with his presence. The other concubines look jealous and worried.
When the Empress arrives, everyone praises the Empress’s elegant and refined five color robe maid by Lu Zhen and as a reward for her work, Lu Zhen is made into a 7th Level Lady Official, she is stunned at the news. Gao Zhan happily cheers her on.
When the banquet ends, the Royal Concubine notes Shen Bi’s jealous look at Lu Zhen and finds out that Shen Bi use to be Lu Zhen’s enemy. This news is very interesting to her.
Gao Zhan is waiting for Lu Zhen at the gardens and he tells Yuan Lu to let no one in.
Shen Jia Min shows up. Gao Zhan hides behind a rock while Yuan Lu tries to get rid of her. Yuan Lu panics and tells that Gao Zhan is going to the restrooms. Gao Zhan is exasperated and comes out from the rocks.
He tells Yuan Lu to tell the people outside that they have to go to other places to look at flowers. Yuan Lu looks confused, did Gao Zhan say he wanted to meet…. Gao Zhan glares at him and Yuan Lu gets it.
Shen Jia Min tries to give Gao Zhan the belt and he refuses, he tells her that he can’t accept. She gets pissy and tells him that the Eldest Princess said that she, Shen Jia Min will be Gao Zan’s wife. Gao Zhan tells her that will not happen and that she is like a sister to him. He calls her by the proper title of Lady Offical Shen and she runs off.
Lu Zhen stands to the side, with a small smile. Gao Zhan and Shen Jia Min’s vioices were so loud that she had overheard. He takes her hand and they walk off.
The Royal Concubine’s maid calls Shen Jia Min to follow her. Shen Jia Min is taken by Royal Concubine’s maid to a high place where she sees Gao Zhan and Lu Zhen together. Shen Jia Min vows that she is going to kill Lu Zhen.
I need to find a new show to offset the stupidity of this one sometimes. Or a couple of shots of vodka.