“The Confidant” Ending Leaves Questions Unanswered
As reported earlier, two endings of The Confidant <大太監> were filmed to commend the drama’s successful viewership performance. The official two-hour finale was aired on TVB’s Jade and HD Jade channels on December 16 at 10:15 PM. The alternate ending was released on TVB’s online video channel, myTV, at midnight, Hong Kong time.
In the epic finale of The Confidant, Li Lianying (Wayne Lai 黎耀祥) will help Empress Dowager Cixi (Michelle Yim 米雪) to defeat her enemies and regain power in court.
Out of the five leading eunuch characters, only two – Pang Sang Shun (Power Chan 陳國邦) and Li Lianying – remain to serve by Cixi’s side. Ling Tim Sau (Edwin Siu 蕭正楠), already at a point of no return, went at all odds to have his enemies defeated. Yiu Sheung Hei (Raymond Wong 黃浩然), devastated by the death of Princess Heshe (Aimee Chan 陳茵媺), will go for another attempt to assassinate Empress Dowager Ci’an (Maggie Shiu 邵美琪). Will Ci’an survive the assassination?
After the death of Emperor Tongzhi (Oscar Leung 梁烈唯), Empress Jiashun (Natalie Tong 唐詩詠), pregnant with Tongzhi’s only child, suffers an accidental miscarriage. Ci’an uses this opportunity to frame Cixi for murdering the child and weaken her power. With the help of Lianying, how did Cixi defeat Ci’an and Jiashun?
The audience would be faced with a dilemma – how exactly would Lianying achieve his goals? Would he continue to act as the loyal servant of Cixi or would he try to gain the trust of Ci’an and Jiashun?
In the final minutes of the drama, Cixi asks Lianying, “Was I right or wrong?” Lianying responds quietly, “Whether at merit or at fault, the answer will come in a hundred years.”
No need to wait another hundred years, for a sequel is sure to come soon.
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