Ok, this is a new try. If nobody watched this web drama, than this discussion corner will only have me. LOL. Hope it wouldn’t be the case though. Anyway, today on January 15th 2016 was released the final episode of the veryyy popular web drama Go Princess Go 太子妃升職記 with its 35th episode. If you didn’t check it and want to do so, MapleStage has links for it here. Initially I wanted to write recaps for this drama, but then forgot to do so because classed started… 😥
I am gonna write this post like a fast summary/recap and then give my thoughts.
The story is about a modern playboy (I don’t remember his name). While trying to escape his girlfriend’s friends at a party, he falls in the pool and gets K.Oed. Tada! He is transported back to [I am not sure which] dynasty… in the body of the crown princess!! Of course, he is born a man mentally speaking and the 35 episodes web drama is about his struggle with his new identity and his try at plotting against her (I am gonna use female gender to describe the main character from now on) fiance, the crown prince. She will get entangled in a love triangle between her, the crown prince and the Nine Prince (9 Wang).
The drama is colorful, full of fun modern references, has some really awesome scenes and isn’t shy about sex scenes. A great watch I recommend to everyone. During the past few weeks, it was probably the most watched drama online and got A LOT of attention on weibo for connecting well with the younger audience (compared to the more heavy Mi Yue Zhuan for example).
- Qi Sheng/emperor played by Sheng Yilun
- Zhang Pengpeng/empress played by Zhang Tian Ai
- Nine Prince (9 Wang) played by Yu Menglong
Episode 35 Recap:
Episode starts with the Emperor coming to see Pengpeng. He asks her since when did she fall in love with him. She says she isn’t sure either, but when she saw him save her life (by protecting her against the arrow), she knew she loved him. However, she also specifies that due to their identity, she can only love her half-heartedly since she needs to be careful in the palace against the palace and to be a good empress. Hearing this, the emperor is disappointed as he wanted to have her whole heart. The only way for her to give him her whole heart is if he wasn’t the emperor. Mad, the emperor dismissed his harem.
We move up in years as the new crown prince grew older. He is a bit playboy (like his mother), but is also a great student at learning Chinese (like his father). Seeing that, Pengpeng is very happy and smile by herself. She dismisses her son.
At night, a mysterious man in black comes into Pengpeng’s room and kidnapps her. She smiles thinking it is Yang Yin (her friend who left the palace and who used to come to her room often to give her meat xD). However, turns out it is the emperor! Emperor asks her if she was expecting someone else and she says no. She says that what the emperor is doing for her is romantic. Awwnn. He tells her he had prepared everything for them to leave the palace and to live happily ever after on an isolated mountain. She says he must be kidding and he says that no, he wants her whole heart. And he knows the crown prince is in good care in the palace and they can live alone together now. Pengpeng happily agrees.
Then, it seems like they are having the perfect life, dancing tango together, learning English, cosplaying as Koreans, emperor hiding to drink a bit of wine, etc.
On the day of Pengpeng’s birthday, Qi Sheng aka the ex-emperor prepared for her a romantic birthday: he prepared a heart shaped installation with pedals of roses inside. Seeing that Pengpeng is super happy and stands on it.
However, while they are celebrating, assassins come in and kills Pengpeng. =_= Before Pengpeng dies, she tells Qi Sheng to run away, but he refuses. He cries his soul out in desesperation. When the assassions arrive, they kill Qi Sheng and just doesn’t want to live his body alone, slashing it over and over again. They die together.
Then flash to the present where Pengpeng’s male form wakes up from his coma (?). He walks around looking for the past. He goes back to the pool were he got his accident. He jumps in it, goes back to the past and there is a lot of flashbacks that comes back to him. As he stand in the palace setting, the drama ends.
WTF?? Sorry, but seriously? I started this episode all happy to see some cute scenes of the OTP (and the first half nearly gave so many sweet scenes!!) and then, Pengpeng dies?? and then, the emperor dies? And then, we learn that all this is a dream? Or maybe it is not a dream?? Maybe the modern male version went back to the pool to commit suicide? I am in utter confusion right now. I totally enjoyed watching this drama and would love a follow-up. Apparently it is possible they air another ending, but who knows… Did anyone read the novel and can tell me what is the actual ending? [wow, sorry about that, so many questions in one paragraph].
Ep.36 Spoiler: Our two men meet in modern time.
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