Ep 49 Recap of Nirvana in Fire 2:
Yuan Qi staggers over to the limp body of An Ru, kneeling and crying as he grabs her hand. He sobs that he was unable to save either his mother or An Ru, and he holds An Ru into his arms.
Di Ming tells the King that he follows Yuan Qi not just for his revenge, but also for his country to have a better ruler. Di Ming draws his sword, saying that at least Yuan Qi was able to go fight, and without Yuan Qi, the people will never have known the truth about the epidemic. The King stammers that Yuan Qi does not deserve the throne, and Di Ming places the sword before him – telling him to follow his mother.
The King backs away, and Di Ming is about strike when Ping Jing and Commander Xun arrive. The King barely keeps it together as Ping Jing escorts him away. They don’t want to kill Di Ming, and just knock him out.
The three guys witness Yuan Qi carrying the dead body of An Ru up the stairs, and the King naturally advances towards them. But he is stopped by Ping Jing to keep in the shadows, and Commander Xun watches in disbelief.
As they make their escape along the palace walls, Di Ming rouses and alerts the guards. Yuan Qi is furious that they took advantage of the chaos caused by An Ru’s death to escape, but there is one last layer of defence.
Ping Jing leads them into a small hut – the Jin Ling pigeon house. Yuan Qi receives a report, and heads there angrily.
The man at the hut say that he has been expecting them, and they are confused – the man says that he saw a few new men supervising outside, and thought that they were arranged by Ping Jing. Instantly, they know that the army is on their tail and leave quickly.
Finally, the arrive at the steps of Chang Lin manor, and enter to hide inside. There is an ominous feeling in the empty grounds. (omg the lighting is SO BAD here I can barely see them.)
Upon seeing a fallen twig, Ping Jing deduces that there is an ambush – and true enough a flurry of arrows descend upon them. Archers surround the mansion, and chase them into a room.
Ping Jing is searching for the entrance to a secret passageway, and Commander Xun can barely hold off then men as the King escapes. The King is reluctant to leave Commander Xun behind, but Ping Jing bids him goodbye.
Commander Xun strolls out of the room, and takes down any man that comes near him. The men slowly back away, as he eyes them warily. Commander Xun says that they are members of Great Liang, but revolted against the King – he doesn’t want to see the blood of countrymen spilled.
Di Ming and Yuan Qi order the attack into the mansion, and Commander Xun greets them. A man reports that the King has escaped, but Yuan Qi slaps him for calling someone else the King.
Commander Xun mentions Dong Hai, and it seems like news to Di Ming. But before anything more, Yuan Qi challenges Commander Xun to a fight. Commander Xun seems to have the upper hand, but Yuan Qi uses some weird martial arts technique and stabs Commander Xun squarely in the stomach.
A flare bursts into the sky, and the guards at the capital gates watch as troops of men march closer. General Pan releases “news” that the people inside have surrendered – what for are they guarding the gates for? The army quickly run, and General Pan opens the gates for them.
Commander Xun replies that Yuan Qi will never have the chance to be on the Langya list. Yuan Qi is about to deal the fatal blow when a man reports that they have found the secret chamber. He orders Di Ming to arrest Commander Xun.
General Yue leads the troops into the capital. Yuan Qi follows the secret passageway into the Su mansion. Another poor solider reports to Yuan Qi that the Chang Lin has entered the city, and Yuan Qi returns to the palace.
The “saving” troops echo General Yue’s command that surrendering men will not be killed, and people will not be disturbed.
As Di Ming leads Commander Xun away, Commander Xun asks Di Ming why as an upright general of Great Liang, he would believe Yuan Qi’s lies. The fact that Yuan Qi used Donghai/ dark martial arts is enough proof, and Di Ming allows Commander Xun to be put down.
Di Ming apologies to his men for leading them astray, and tells them to try to save their own lives. He orders them to leave, and turns to bow to Commander Xun. (erm he just leaves Xun bleeding from his wound by the wall….)
Commander Xun clutches his stomach and tries to advance forward, but collapses, staring at General Yue’s retreating figure.
Carrying his bloodied sword, Yuan Qi ascends to the throne room. Di Ming glares at him, and Yuan Qi questions where Commander Xun is. Di Ming is only interested in the truth of what Commander Xun had said, and Yuan Qi laughs at him – the winner writes history, and no one will care what he had done.
But Di Ming refuses – no one might care, but he does.
The chanting of General Yue’s army reaches the ears of Yuan Qi. The King arrives dressed in full armour, escorted by Ping Jing and Dong Qing.
The revolt army is taken by surprise, as the troops greet the King. Hearing these cries, they start to put down their weapons as well – but He Chang focuses his arrow on the King.