Ep 26 recap of Nirvana in Fire 2:
They catch Puyang Ying, who offers to exchange evidence of the Empress’ involvement in starting the plague. Yuan Qi takes the evidence, but turns around and kills Puyang Ying anyway. (This was super anti-climatic -.-)
Lin Xi and Li manage to find a way to treat both brothers, but just as he is about to start treatment, Tuoba Yu sends a report to the Chang Lin manor that Xiao Ting Sheng is under attack. In order to save his father, Ping Zhang takes the snake liver that can maintain his life for a few more months, and transfuses blood over to Ping Jing. Lin Xi is sworn to silence.
Ping Zhang and Qian Xue set off to battle. Ping Jing is aghast when he awakes to find out the situation, and insists on reviewing the military reports and maps so that he can join his father and brother’s battle when he recovers.
Ep 27 recap of Nirvana in Fire 2:
Ping Zhang manages to save Xiao Ting Sheng, but his illness takes a turn for the worse and he passes away. The Chang Lin family is grief-stricken.
The only good news is that Qian Xue is pregnant!
Ping Jing leads the army back with Ping Zhang’s coffin, and the unfortunate news is delivered to the Emperor as well. The Emperor sheds tears over the loss, and Minister Xun advises the Empress to observe the proper condolences and allow the crown prince to grieve as well.
Yuan Qi “accidentally” slips that Ping Sheng had sacrificed for him, and advises Ping Jing to ask Lin Xi. Lin Xi admits to Ping Jing that Ping Zhang had transfused blood to him. Lin Xi cries with Ping Jing that she knows Ping Jing rather dies than sacrifice his brother, but reminds Ping Jing of the apology that Ping Zhang had given to Ping Jing when transfusing blood.
Lin Xi interprets this that both Ping Zhang and herself had made their own choices – his to transfuse the blood, and hers to aid the transfusion with her medical skills. But Ping Jing had no choice.
(The whole thing around Ping Zhang’s death was so so so nicely and emotionally done.)