Directed by Edward Guo (郭敬明), My Journey to You <雲之羽> starring Esther Yu (虞書欣) and Zhang Linghe (張凌赫) aired its awaited finale episode in mid September. Just as fans thought that Yun Weishan and Gong Ziyu were about to surpass all odds and unite, the drama’s deliberate cliffhanger ending left them in heartbreak and disbelief!
Edward Guo’s first time directing a TV series, the story tells of how Yun Weishan, an assassin from murderous Wufeng organisation, pretends to be a bride in order to infiltrate the Gong residence on a spy mission to fetch more intel, but falls for Gong Ziyu. To pursue true freedom and love, she decides to withdraw from the clan. Yun Weishan and Gong Ziyu attempts to draw Wufeng to the palace by making use of Shangguan Qian (played by Lu Yu Xiao 盧昱曉) to disseminate news that the palace is in chaos. Just as their ploy appears to be going smoothly, Yun Weishan receives a letter left behind by the “raven” Han Yasi, who informs her that she has a surviving twin sister.
Desperate to find her kin, the news sets Yun Weishan on the path back to Lixi Town and she makes a promise to Gong Ziyu to return home after a number of days. When Yun Weisan reaches Lixi, he sees Yun Weishan’s twin sister sitting on the floor in a state of fear, while Wufeng’s chief Dian Zhu awaits her. As Dian Zhu is vicious and cruel, viewers are led to believe that Yun Weishan might not be able to escape.
After days of futile waiting for Yun Weishan to return as promised, Gong Ziyu finally hears the sound of the palace doors pushing open, but instead of joy his expression is one of disappointment, leading viewers to believe that Yun Weishan did not make it back.
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As the finale episode closes on his facial expression, many netizens are devastated about the open-style ending after chasing the drama fervently, naming the series “the most cruel cliffhanger drama of the year”. Voicing their dissatisfaction, they “targeted” director Guo Jingming who has “wasted the efforts of a great cast”, with some remarking, “I’ve watched so many dramas but this is the first time I’m so infuriated that I cried”.