Ping Ting spills her heart and souls desires to the General (forget his name when it matters but I know it when I see it) after a long night of playing love music. But he is so cold towards her until she conveys to him her passion to stay by his side not matter what, she will even changed her face to be by his side, till death do us part and read moreeven after that.
Princess what-her-name makes some big decisions appointing ppl in her court to prominent positions even though prince consort doesn't seem to agree. He has plans of his own..we just don't know what it is yet. Still could care less about this couple but they make for a great protagonist gone antagonist. Hmm what is his next step.
The last scene is pretty long but does give some insite on what's to come. Murderous concubine giving herself away as a bady..maybe sooner than later...prince what's-his-name/prince consort being a OG till the end about planning his conquest through the pawn that is the murderous concubine and finally how the king feels about the General after a week of mourning and no contact.