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  1. Thanks! the video makes me think they should do a modern drama together. i love the tidbits, so many wonderful moments.
  2. I agree and I think the way he framed his proposal of separation was a clear indication of his state of mind. Gty was devoted to the Imperial family, he said thanks to them he could have Ml and his position, so he put himself as a bait. But I doubt it was a light choice. He couldn’t tell her, but he was broken full of sadness and remorses. He even said that her life would have been better with He and QH. He didn’t want a divorce because he was sure their plan would work but gave her a way to protect herself in a situation that could lead to their ruin and death. I loved this scene because their love shone without talking about feelings, they remembered their past and it was cute how she got him. She guessed he was happy she made a scene and that he wouldn’t separate knowing He was single. for me the drama was good. It was a bit a mess the way they put all the evil characters in the court to accuse gty and some inaccuracies were clear. But even the drum beating made sense. It went back to her promising to risk everything for her mother, her granny and gty. We saw her putting her life on the line for all three. i liked the last scene because it closed the scene on the Sheng family. However I wanted more scenes in the end for gty,ml and their children
  3. They are adorable. I love these bts. I am greedy I would love more of them.
  4. Even if it is planned, I guess there are risks for ml. Something unpredictable or not planned could happen. Not every plan goes as planned. And when gty is not there, she will be alone to fight their enemies. She is at the mercy of stepmom and others.
  5. I really like this drama. The otp has great chemistry, the secondary characters are interesting, the production is not bad. The only thing I am not sure about is that they overdid the characters plotting against the main couple. It seems too much. but I am waiting to see the resolution to see if it makes sense. the book wasn’t my cup of tea, so I don’t mind the changes even if I see some plot holes or contrived scenes. However I watch dramas just to relax and to improve my Chinese. .
  6. At this point, I agree that it is a way to tie everything up and solve it in a few episodes. If the Emperor has a plan, he is going to use the death of auntie kang and his coming home without permission granted to demote him. They are excuses but he doesn’t need something serious. Anyway GTY made few mistakes during his period at the Court, so they could explain this as the last straw. if the Emperor hasn’t a plan, I guess he is poisoned and doesn’t trust him anymore. But since it is nothing serious, it’d be easier to forgive him and give him the status back when gty helps him again. however, it is better if the reason is this one because it involves directly ml and it is easier and more natural for her to help. If it were salt corruption, it’d be less believable that ml could help.
  7. The sl of gty returning without permission granted was in the book and it was the first time ml got angry at him. But the Emperor didn’t know about this. it’d make sense to spin it differently. But then the emperor should punish cb too. I am soooo confused. It could be a plan or it could be another strain in their relationship. I hope it’s a plan.
  8. I couldnt agree more . And I still would love an episode calm and happy. It seems instead that until the end in every episode there is a huge problem sigh
  9. She is smart. The women in these drama even the evil ones are generally smarter than men. i wonder if the Empress is going to help ml during the downfall episodes to repay her .
  10. I concur. the Duke and the Duchess of Ying could afford their choice but it was great to see them putting their daughter first, ignoring any practical or formal reason to keep the appearence. I found this couple very moving.
  11. He made some mistakes but I guess he thought that going against his family in a direct way was risky. It could have damaged his position and status and given ammunition to his Enemies. In that society you had to be filial even if the family was a mess. however he seemed sad when he told ml that if he hadn’t married her, she would have had a happy and peaceful life with He. Maybe he felt remorses. This is why I guess he will propose the amiable separation, to give her a peaceful life and not to drag her down with him. IA that in the end he is lucky that ml is a gem,
  12. I guess she picked that moment because he was leaving and he wasn’t even eager. It’s sad his loyalty and gratitude since he is about to get framed. However their conversation in bed after it was so adorable. She wanted him not get mad at her anymore, she was clearly showing her feelings more openly. After that, she even went to see him leaving and shed few tears. And he said he was out of methods with her. So yeah it is again highlighted how they love each other but have communication issues. moose I agree about the concubine. Her story is too perfect. She might be a snake. At this point they are surrounded everywhere.
  13. I love what she said about him. It gives the feeling of a warm and fulfilling relationship. And he cooks!
  14. Yes what isn't clear is the position of the Emperor. I don't know if he has a plan or is part of the plan or he is falling in the trap. They are showing he is a good Emperor for the people, but at the same time he doesn't seem completely capable of Handling the court.
  15. I disliked the actions of QH because under the facade of doing the right thing he is pretty much trying to get his revenge against gty. He isn't smart at all and he has a high opinion of himself being better than ther. At the same time everybody important in the court at some point will have to pick a side, the only hope for them is to pick the right side. Can't wait for the open war between the two sides. And I wonder if they are going to change the ending for some characters like QH. I doubt he is coming out of this war unscathed.
  16. What a good news!! I am happy because I am addicted and because I feared it’d be too rushed.
  17. I found that scene at the window beautiful and forshadowing so you might be right. The struggle for power and the role everybody plays (GTY, ML,QH, but even minor characters like the general or the Empress) is the storyline that intrigues me the most. I don't know if his downfall is planned as many think or if somthing goes wrong in the plan and he gets in prison, but GTY is aware that it's going to be cruel and risky for anybody involved and he will be involved. So it makes sense that apart from his frustration, he wants everything soon because he can't predict the future. He even wanted to go to drink with her as much as possible since who knows the future. And I agree that it's likely he and Prince Huan have a strategy because the situation with the ED could collapse at any moment.
  18. I think that in one of the trailer there is a scene with ml heavily pregnant asking for justice and we guessed it was granny's poison. But they are really putting many things in these 16 episodes left. I hope we won't see GTY and ML happy only in the last five minutes of the last episode. We desrve at least an entire episode of pure happiness.
  19. Me too. I expected more angst. Probably as you said it was intentional but maybe because they will have other confrontations. I don’t know if they solved everything.
  20. In the novel there was also the bit about him confessing he wasn't completely open since he was able to act completely rational during the fire. So yeah, it depends on how they are going to deal with the fire accident. I agree, the changes make them more relatable and adorable, But apart few things, I like the drama more. It might be because I skipped a lot and it was hard to read with translation
  21. I think you are right. She wants to keep the corruption hidden and she wants to control the power. Since the new Emperor might distance himself from her after a while, she starts the rebellion before this happens. The new Emperor has his men, so the ED should rely on those that aren't inner circle of the Emperor but still powerful like QH's clan.And she needs to put the Emperor's men out of power. If QH joins the rebellion, I expect a final showdown between GTY and QH.
  22. I hope QH isn't involved because it would taint his feelings for ML. But I am not sure since I doubt his role is over after the confrontation with ML. Next episodes are really packed and we have tons of vilains, I'd be fine without QH playing that role too. However they stresses their antagonism in court, they even looked at each other in one of the clip, QH is on ED side and if he is there for ML during the fire, while GTY isn't, he could convince himself GTY doesnt deserve her and he has to act to protect her.
  23. I very much agree with you. I want to add that he didn’t think about ml’s feelings. Let’s be honest he humiliated her, put her and her granny in a difficult position, made her criticized in society so it was likely she didn’t want to wait for something that could never happen and even that she stopped loving him. Their love was still young love, not tested, not developed so ml had every right to move on. He didn’t put himself once in her shoes even when he decided the second time that he wanted to marry her. Love as everything else needs to be cherished nurtured and protected, if not it disappears. He couldn’t expect anything from her, even without the machination of gty.