武媚娘传奇: The Empress of China Episode 69, 70, 71 Recap/Review Synopsis and Summary

Mei Niang and Li Zhi finally marry!!!

Mei Niang is devastated that she lost the baby. I wonder why they had to make it Li Zhi’s baby – it would’ve made things so much less complicated – she never tells anyone else that this baby is his, so it doesn’t add to the plot. It just adds confusion because they never act like they slept together or even show the scene and when they slept together… So why add in that detail? Its more believable if it’s Li Shi Min’s.
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I would just like to mention that her hair was supposed to be a wig, and its supposed to be prearranged into a bun…

But I guess that the wig was so good back then she could take it out of the bun. Anyways she’s so devastated but she still has the wig on because… drama.

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Princess GaoYang was super shady throughout this whole entire episode… She has to have something to do with the miscarriage

Anyways, Li Zhi and Mei Niang have a heart-wrenching but sweet scene again of him professing his love for her.

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Possibly the only bad pic I got of him

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And for some strange reason, he decides to go visit Empress Wang. Again, ruining my OTP dreams here, Li Zhi.Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 9.44.13 AM

After much investigation, Mei Niang finds out that the fabric separator that Empress Wang gifted her. Turns out, that it creates a reaction between the drink that she had at Princess GaoYang’s banquet – and that’s why she had a miscarriage.

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Princess Gao Yang suggests that Mei Niang should marry Li Zhi, so she can stay in the royal palace to seek revenge. Mei Niang refuses to marry Li Zhi because of her faithfulness to Li Shi Min. The chancellors who all still believe the prediction, that she will be the downfall of the Tang dynasty, pressure Li Zhi to make her leave, especially now that she’s lost her baby, she doesn’t have a title anymore. Li Zhi drinks alone in sadness, having one more day until she has to leave.

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Princess GaoYang joins him in drinking, and out of drunkeness, he reveals that Li Shi Min (his father) had set out a decree to kill Mei Niang’s baby if she ever had one, because he actually believed in the prediction somewhat. Just in case, right? I mean, I feel like he was a very smart ruler because he put his country first, instead of love – unlike Li Zhi.

Li Zhi tells Princess GaoYang to burn it but nope, being the shady person that she is, she decides to show Mei Niang. Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 9.47.02 AM

Mei Niang sees it and goes crazy and runs out of her living quarters. She feels like the Emperor never loved her, and that she’s been faithful for no good reason.

And here we have an incredibly unexplained awkward scene with Li Zhi and Mei Niang. First they don’t explain how she got there, and his initial reaction in seeing her. And where is this located where it’s just darkness and beads? We’ve never seen this in his palace.

All we see is embrace and uncomfortable closeness. I mean he looks like he’s about to kiss her, but he doesn’t, but he leans in multiple times. The producers really failed at making their relationship romantic. C’mon.

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Seriously where is this

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Leans in… looks like they’re about to kiss

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PSYCH nope not gonna kiss

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Well at least they have this type of embrace

I just cannot. Why can’t we just have one scene where Mei Niang reciprocates the love from Li Zhi?! I just want some happiness and romance in this drama.

They get married in the next scene, and the shots are gorgeous. Her outfit is so beautiful.

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Consort Xiao always looks pissed

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Zhang Sun Wu Ji always looks worried

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They are such a beautiful couple

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So gorgeous. How did she get so pale?!

After their revelation that the Emperor has made Mei Niang his Zhao Yi (a rank of concubine) the chancellors and the Empress + Consort Xiao is PISSED. During chao ting he gets confronted and gets pressured to revoke his decision.

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This d-bag tries to pressure the Emperor through self harm.

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Luckily Li Ke swoops in to tell the guy off and to stop, but I would’ve just waited until he stopped. He would pass out eventually, right?

Li Ke swoops in and neutralizes the situation. Although he doesn’t understand why Li Zhi could do that, because Mei Niang is technically his step mom, he lets it be, because no one picks on his little brother. So cute.

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Empress is sad because she has no children

Zhang Sun Wu Ji and the Empress’s father knows that they can’t do anything about Mei Niang anymore, but they want to make sure that she never becomes Empress, and her child will never become Crown Prince. They do this by making one of the existing princes into her ‘stepchild’ or ‘godchild’, and making that child Crown Prince. The child is Zhong Er, the one that we met a few episodes back. She accepts, because there’s no other way.

I don’t have a lot of feels to this episode because it went the way I think it would, but man, the TRAILER. I had so many angry feelings/rant towards that.

Read trailer prediction here.


9 thoughts on “武媚娘传奇: The Empress of China Episode 69, 70, 71 Recap/Review Synopsis and Summary

  1. Kiyu says:

    Hi, I thought I should confirm. The beads is the emperors bedroom as you would have seen further in the episodes. I believe those beads are all around his bed. He does kiss her, and it is a very passionate and long kiss. However the cut that part out which is a shame. You can see the version on YouTube (behind the scenes)


      • Kim says:

        I know right, i was suspicious that they did cut the kissing scene so i searched it up on YT & saw it!!!! It was so cute…i cannot wait to to the uncut episodes aired in Taiwan sometimes in March hehe~

        “Why can’t we just have one scene where Mei Niang reciprocates the love from Li Zhi?! I just want some happiness and romance in this drama.”
        – totally agree….seems like he’s always in pain bc of her…makes u question if she really loves him? Not until episodes 80+ you see that she cares.

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  2. Eien (@Viscaitt) says:

    I think the baby was originally supposed to be Li Shi Min’s, but then the TV station did a last minute change and made it Li Zhi’s kid (which makes NO sense whatsoever), but by then it was too late to refilm everything, so they just redubbed it all! So technically, all those episodes after the “banging” scene are because they didn’t actually bang; it was just video editing….which is a shame, since it would have made more sense if they hadn’t changed it :^(

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  3. elle says:

    I think that baby is really Li zhi’s because after Li shimin pass away, there’s a scene where meiniang so sad and she wear the mask crying on the middle of the dance stage in chenting hall (sorry if i spell it wrong ^^) and then li zhi came in and hug her… i guess there must something happen between them at that night.. because when li zhi want to talk to her after she lost her baby, she did say that she didnt want to make mistake again like what they did the night li shi min pass away… so the baby shouldnt be li shimin’s.. if the baby is li shimin’s, then its impossible that she only got pregnant for 3 month after she came back to the palace from ganye temple…

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  4. elle says:

    Love your “consort xiao always look pissed and zhangsun wuji always look worried” crack me up…😂😂😂 and the part that i dont understand is when suddenly lizhi go to visit empress wang… i was like ” what the hell?”😱
    there are so many part that is very confusing in the storyline and then the strange part is they cut lizhi and meiniang kissing scene but they show the kissing scene of lizhi and helan mingyue… so strange and dissapointing… i’d rather that they cut lizhi and helan mingyue kissing scene than his with meiniang…😑😑😑

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