Annie laid in bed and feels like she will die. Annie asked Frankie to bring her ashes to her father’s grave to her father. She regrets not seeing him winning the scholar exam and eat roast pork. Annie ran to the shore and threw Frankie an embroidery of a pig head wishing him luck on the exam. Annie search for her painting of Frankie with a pig head. Annie’s maid returned the painting to Annie. Annie bet with Johnny that Madam Ching’s servant friend wasn’t pregnant. Madam Ching’s servant told Johnny that her friend is pityful. When she was pregnant, her husband left. Her son was death. Annie and her maid doubts that Ellesmere isn’t the son of the bandit and the tattoo was a coincidence.
Annie eavesdrop on Louis and the third Madam’s conversation of bringing Myolie to the palace to be the majesty’s concubine. Annie encourage Annie to runaway with Ellesmere. Annie’s maid pulled Ellesmere Johnny blocked her. Annie’s maid kicked Johnny and left with Ellesmere. Myolie reunites with Ellesmere. Annie asked them to hurry and leave to the canoe. The third Madam received a letter from Myolie that she ran away with Ellesmere. The third Madam and Louis picked on Madam Ching’s maid about her son taking her daughter away. Annie said it was Myolie’s idea of running away with Ellesmere since she wrote the letter. The third Madam worried about the concubine appointment. Madam suggests the third Madam to to say that Myolie is sick and couldn’t attend the concubine contest. Madam Ching told her maid that Ellesmere is a good person and will take care of Myolie.
Mark told Louis that a Russian customer ordered fabrics from them. Louisa and the first brother feels happy for May for finding a good husband. Two men harassed Louisa and beat up the first brother. Louisa’s cousin beat up the men. A businessman told the first brother that he took the fabric business. Mark told Louis that he needs connection but he also nees to have the potential. Mark wants the Ching family’s business to fall.
The man told Louisa that he should have left with him to have happiness. He feels hurt seeing her like this. The man asked Louisa to leave with him. Madam Ching pawn the house to the debt onwer. The servant told Louis that their ink has been spoil. Mark closed down Madam Ching’s business. Madam Ching asked her family to bring down the jewelries to pawn. Madam Ching and her family found their jewelries missing. Madam Ching’s maid told Madam Ching that their account book is missing. Annie doubts that Louis’s mistress put sleeping powder in the soup causing them to faint and stole their jewelries. Madam Ching and her family left the house with their board during the rain.
Florence checked up for pregnancy but the doctor told her she is lacking blood and he will give her pills to regain her health. Florence accidentally broke her medicine. She drank the her maid, the mistress’s bird’s nest. The mistress saw it and smiled. The mistress asked Cutie to drink her bowlof bird’s nest. Cutie drank the bird’s nest in front of Florence. Ellesmere laid down ill. Ellesmere’s mother accidentallly cut her hand. Annie and her maid is surprised to see Ellesmere’s blood and her mother matches each other. Annie and her maid saw the nurse crazily said she gave birth to them. Cutie gave the mistress some cakes. The mistress has a stomach ache. The mistress refused to drink the soup. The doctor yelled at the maid for putting powder in the soup. Louis confronted the maid for putting powder in the soup. The maid trembles and said she saw Florence sneaking in the kitchen. Florence denied of putting powder in the soup. The third Madam searched Florence’s room and found some powder. Louis slapped Florence. Florence denied of putting powder nor placing the figurine. Florence yelled at Louis for blinding falling for the mistress. The third madam wants to bring Florence to the court. Madamme Ching asked the third madam to forgive Florence. The third madamme asked Florence to leave. Florence cried and left.
Louis brought cakes to Myolie. Louis told Myolie that Ellesmere doesn’t match her. Myolie said if they love each other, they shouldn’t care about the status. Myolie told Louis to bring Florence back. The mistress packed his stuff and wants to leave. Louise told the mistress that as long he is here, no one can harm their baby. Florence’s mothers asked Florence to return back to Louis’s family. Madam Ching’s maid came in Florence’s house. Madam Ching’s maid gave the divorce letter to Florence. Louise told Madam Ching that May is getting married to Mark. Frankie visited Louisa and said that he will eventually divorce Annie. Louisa told Frankie that the majesty appointed his wedding with Annie and it will not be easy for them to break up. Cutie and the mistress stole some medicine to sell. Cutie pray at the temple wishing her husband doesn’t have an affair.
Cutie praised the mistress to her husband. Cutie and her husband sat at the food stall and saw Florence as the servant and she nitpicked on her. The third madamme showed her precious vase to the mistress. The mistress accidentally pushed the vase and it broke. The mistress begged Cutie to take the blame. The mistress told Cutie that the third madam won’t blame her. The mistress told Cutie that she said she will blame it on a maid. The third madamme asked Cutie to pay back her vase. The mistress told the third madame she will pay back. The third madamme asked the mistress to not be so kind. Cutie whined to her husband that the mistress accused her. Cutie told Madam Ching’s maid that the mistress stole herbs and sold it to the store owner. The store owner returned the gold to Cutie and said the mistress only brought the herbs from him. The store owner told Cutie he can’t frame the mistress because she came from a poor background. The mistress teased Cutie to keep bowing in front of the Buddha. Cutie whine to her husband that the mistress looks kind from the outside but stab you from the back.
Mark brought some presents to Madam Ching. Frankie drinks in his room. Frankie told Annie he only uses wine to relieve his depression. Frankie watches May wiping the face for Mark. Frankie told Annie he feels happy for May finding a good man. He will focus on his studies. Mark saw May sadly walk and stepping on her handkerchief. May heard some people said that Frankie has been crashed by a horse sedan chair. May ran and tripped. Mark asked May if she has an affair with Frankie. Mark slapped May. Mark apologized to May. May told Mark that though she and Frankie have the same hobbies, they are responsible people. Since she chose him, she will be devoted to him. Mark gave May a hairpin and said he bought her a horse. The elder servant dropped the tea on May. Mark wants to fire the servant but his father spoke up for him. Mark madly asked the servant to fire the elder servant. A master told May that he used to ride on this horse but then he had to get back to the palace but when he came back to buy it, Mark bought it. Mark ordered the servant to break the master’s antique and he hates using second hand materials. Frankie and Annie went fishing and throw wishing papers on the tree. Madam Ching wishes Frankie luck on his scholar exam tomorrow. Annie threw wishing papers on the tree in the rain and fainted on Frankie’s arm.
Frankie puts on the medicine for Annie. Annie whined that it hurts. May watch Annie teases Frankie that she can hit him even if her hands hurts.
Louis invited May to the chess tournament on behalf of Mark. May’s fiance criticizes May. Mark fought with the servants and forced May’s fiance to apologized to May. Mark warned May’s fiance not to bother May and if he wants to revenge on May, then find him. Mark claimed he is May’s fiance. Mark told May he didn’t lie about being his fiance, he truly wants to marry her. Mark asked May to be his wife. May told Mark she doesn’t feel well and won’t attend the chess tournament. Louisa told May that their father got sued.
While reciting the poem, Frankie told Annie he couldn’t concentrate since the crickets keep on chirping. Annie flew up on the tree and caught the crickets and put in the net. Myolie doesn’t have the appetite to eat. The third Madam complained to her family that Myolie refused to eat for her boyfriend. The first Madam asked Louis why did he ordered a bunch of white fabrics and ink. The first madam worried that they won’t have enough money. Louis and Florence confronted the first Madam for not trusting him. The first madam told Louis she just wanted to remind him. Annie gave Myolie some cakes. Myolie’s maid fainted. Annie asked Myolie to leave and go meet Ellesmere while she stays here. Louis and the third Madam found Myolie with Ellesmere. Cutie and Ronald nitpick Louis that it is his fault for being a bad model marrying his maid and now Myolie is doing he same. The third madam said Ellesmere just wants to marry Myolie for money. Louis suggests the third Madam to submit a painting of Myolie to the majesty.
May and Louisa visit their father in the cellar. Louisa’s father told them that he refused to sell a land to a customer and he accused him of bribery with the official. Louisa’s arrived home and told Louisa and May that a person chatted with the official and asked him to release him. Louisa’s father saw Mark outside the restaurant. Louisa and May thanked Mark. Mark recited a poem to May and said he truly loves her and would like to take care of her.
Annie told Ellesmere’s mother to let leave Frankie’s coats to hear, she will sew it for him. Annie and her maid asked the nurse about Ellesmere’s background being the son of a Tibetan. Annie sadly doesn’t want to leave to Tibet. Annie’s maid and smiled seeing Annie mumbles about Frankie which means she has fallen for him. Frankie told Annie he passed by a restaurant made of birds and fish. Annie pretends to feel unwell. Frankie wants to stay by Annie.
Annie asked Louisa for advice to sew flowers on on the embroidery for Frankie. May asked Louisa for help solving the chess piece. Louisa told May that she is in the game so she is confused. Louisa told May that Annie is starting to fall for Frankie since she takes Frankie’s bet seriously about sewing the flowers. In the garden Myolie talked to Ellesmere using Frankie as an example of herself being controlled by her mother so she couldn’t hang out with him. Ellesmere sighed to Frankie and Annie that Myolie’s mother won’t accept him. Annie told Ellesmere that the third Madam will eventually accept him just like how she and Frankie used to argue with each other but now become friends.
Florence’s maid pretends to hang herself during the night. The doctor told Madam Ching that Florence’s maid is pregnant. Florence asked her maid who is the man who caused her to be pregnant. Florence’s maid refused to say. Florence suggests to spank Florence’s maid for her to tell out. Louis asked his family to stop forcing Florence’s maid, he is the man. Florence refused to let her maid marry Louis as a mistress. The third Madam told Florence if she haven’t been pregnant for seven years, Louis can dump her.
Louisa told May she rather marry another man than marrying someone who is already married. Louisa told May it is not easy to stay in this house. Madam Ching consoled Florence. Madam Ching told Florence that she used to share a husband with the third madam. If she befriend the mistress, her life would be easier. Madam Ching asked Florence to pity her maid and let her marry Louis. Florence stays in her room alone while Louis make love with Florence’s maid.
The next morning, Cutie teased Florence that she mustn’t have a good sleep last night. Cutie told Florence that she ate breakfast with her husband. Florence’s maid teased Florence of not sleeping well last night. Florence asked her maid not to put herself so high. She is the main wife while her maid is just a mistress. The maid used her hands to slap the fly and said the fly is poisonous. Madam Ching’s maid passed by. Florence told the maid that the fly isn’t as poisonous as her. Florence told her maid that seeing her dirty tricks make her throw up. Madam Ching’s maid brought a chicken soup for the maid. Madam Ching fainted in the fabric store. Madam Ching gave Louis the key to her account. Annie showed Frankie the flowers she sewed on the sac. Frankie told Annie it doesn’t look like flowers. May smiled seeing Annie and Frankie argued as a couple. May told Frankie and Annie they are both right. Annie went with May to buy more materials to sew the flowers. Annie hard a customer said the library has been burnt. Annie anxiously search for Frankie. Annie found Frankie’s shoe and felt relieve seeing Frankie. Frankie told Annie he went out to buy birds.
Madam Ching checked the golden cup and complimented that she will return it to her. Louisa entered Miss Ching’s room and told her honestly that her family is in debt and she pawned the golden cup. Miss Ching told Louisa she is a good girl but she has a flaw that she cares too much about what others think. Madam Ching compared Louisa to a book cover and said even if the cover has changed, the inside will not change. She is still her nice daughter in law. During lunch, the third madam told Louise she heard that her family is in trouble and May stayed here. Louisa admit that her father’s business has went down and she can’t afford bird’s nest anymore. Madam Ching told Louisa that they are family and she will buy bird’s nest for her.
Mark invited Louis to a drink and told him a story of a when a daughter was born, the people placed their wine in the closet. When the daughter get married, they will take out the wine to serve the people. Mark told Louis he met May on the street and had the eye on the same hairpin. Mark complimented May. Mark solved the chess piece for May. Mark played chess with May and asked her to think of how to sole the chess piece. As Louisa counted the silver, Cutie doubted why Florence has more silvers than her. Flornece said her husband is a hard worker. Ronald critique the horse sculpture to the customers. The store owner asked Ronald to buy it since heis store is closing. Cutie showed Ronld the five hairpins she bought for a cheap price. gave Ronald a tiny vase. Cutie followed Ronald and about to kick hte door. Ronald and Cutie eavesdropped on Florence’s maid with Louis. Cutie told Ronald she’ll wait until Florence’s maid is pregnant with Louis then Florence will lose faces. Cutie saw Ronald’s horse sculpture which he bought for hundred thousand taels.
Mark told May that she is a better chess player than him but she lacks confidence. Florence and the third madam accused Louisa of stealing her nutrition. Madam Ching saw Florence and the third madam nitpick on Louisa. Madam Ching warned Florence and the second madam to stop causing rumors. Cutie showed Ronald the nutrition she stole.
May told Annie she wants to go to the bookstore searching for chess books.
Annie bumped into an old lady and bought the frog congee from her. Annie sat on the roof and stared at the scholars reciting poems. Annie dropped the wine and jumped down to pick it up. The basket of frogs fell down and the frogs jumped on the scholars. Frankie helped Annie clean the tables. Frankie and Annie watch the stars. Annie told Frankie about the animals in Tibet. Frankie spent the whole night drawing the painting of farm in Tibet for Annie. Annie thought it would be so wonderful if she could travel to Tibet with Fankie.
The manager is retiring and appointed Ellesmere as the new manager. Ellesmere’s mother go thrilled that Ellesmere got promoted and told the maids that raising kids is hard. Annie and her maid saw Ellesmere’s mother dropped some candles and white papers. Ellesmere’s mother cheers in front of the bandit’s wife’s grave. Ellesmere wrote his name in front of Myolie. Johnny accidentally cut his finger after seeing Annie’s maid. Annie asked about Ellesmere’s mother’s friend. Johnny said she and Ellesmere’s mother gave birth to the babies at the same time. Annie asked Johnny about Ellesmere’s friend’s mother. Johnny said she was dead. Annie’s maid threw soy sauce and pepper at Johnny. Florence and the third madam found a letter under Myolie’s bed from a guy. The third madam asked Myolie who’s his lover and how did he meet him. Myolie cried and refused to tell. The third madam ordered her servant to guard Myolie. Frankie confronted a man for bumping into an elder lady without apologizing. The man beat up Frankie. Annie kicked the man and asked him to apologize to the elder lady. Annie put on the medicine on Frankie. Frankie told Annie she should learn to sew. Annie bet with Frankie in three days she will sew a sac for him.
A customer gave Louis a bag of dessert. Florence treated the dessert to Annie. Annie ate the dessert with soy sauce. Florence and her the third Madam suggest Annie to eat it with sugar. Annie tried it with sugar but chocked A man came up to Ronald in the restaurant and showed him his jade. He told Ronald and Cutie that he won the jade from gambling with a naive master. Ronald and Cutie gambled and lost five thousand taels. Cutie and Ronald thought of ways to sell their treasures for money. Florence’s maid served green tea for Louis and fell on him. Florence’s maid told Louis that she is getting married to a man she doesn’t like. She told Louise she has always liked him. Florence’s maid hugged Louis. Florence’s maid show off her bracelet to the maids. She held the umbrella for Louis. Florence complained to Louis about her sister. Louis complained that Florence never worried about him. Myolie hid the desserts to give it to Ellesmere. The third Madam took Myolie to the temple. Annie asked Ellesmere to take his time eating diner since Myolie won’t come. Annie’s maid ate dumpling with Annie. Annie noticed Ellesmere also dip it with soy sauce. Johnny teased Ellesmere that he’s weird and his mother have picked him up from the street.
Mark and May bought fabrics on the stall. A crazy woman walked out of the street accusing Mark of leaving her after being pregnant. May yelled at Mark for being irresponsible. Her husband came and Apologized. Mark gave the man some money to take his wife to teh doctor. Louisa came and met Mark. Florence saw Louisa and May pawn the golden bowl. The customer demanded Ronald and Cutie to repay their debt and he rose their debt to five hundred thousand dollars. Florence told Madam Ching that she saw the golden bowl in the pawn shop. Madam Ching and Florence visited Louisa and said they wanted to take a look at the golden bowl. Louisa opened the chest and said someone stole it. The first husband admit he stole it to give it to Ronald and Cutie. Madam Ching scold Ronald and Cutie for taking the golden bowl to repay their gambling debt. Florence asked Madam Ching to open the box to check up on the golden bowl. Madam Ching opened the box.
Louis showed the order to Ronald. Ronald said Louis changed the order. Louis said the first son was there when Ronald ordered the fabric. Ronald yelled at Louis and called the first son crazy. Madam Ching yelled at Ronald for not admit his mistake. Louis said he quits and left. During diner, Louis said the job is too hard for Ronald. Ronald held the parrot and told Cutie they didn’t fire him but he decided to leave. Ronald told Cutie that he’s happy being free of responsibilities. Florence scold and hit Louisa’s maid for bumping into her.
Annie brought Frankie and May to a house to hang out. May tripped and fell on the mud while picking up the woods. Annie asked May to stay here while she ask around to borrow some clothes. Mark shot a rabbit and saw May taking a bath in the swamp. Annie gave May a man’s clothes to wear. Florence and the third madam saw Annie touched May and assumes she has an affair. Florence and the third Madam gossip to Madam Ching and Louisa about Annie having an afffair. Annie ate with Frankie and May and went out for a while to find some wines. Florence and the third madam leads Louisa and Madam Ching to the woods. Annie saw them and wonder why they are here. Florence, Cutie, and the third madam stood in front of the house and plans to catch Annie having an affair. The third madam kicked the house and opened the blanket and surprisingly saw Annie and Frankie. Madam Ching asked the third madam why did she create rumors and she asked her how could she be the model for the kids.
Louisa asked May where did she go and why did she say in the house with Frankie. Louisa told May she recognized her shoes. May told Louisa that she is dating Frankie and Annie told her that she and Frankie only are married from the outside but don’t love each other. Louisa told May that she and Frankie won’t have a happy ending and Frankie’s family enjoy gossiping. Annie treated Frankie and May dinner. A servant carried the rice and almost bumped into Annie. Frankie took the hit for Annie. May giggled seeing Annie and Frankie getting along. Annie rubbed the medicine for Frankie. Annie spilled the ink on Frankie’s paper. Frankie drew a pig and teased it is her.
Ellesmere walked by Myolie and tries to avoid her. Myolie doesn’t feel well inside and told Annie that Ellesmere been avoiding her. Annie asked Johnny if he feels Ellesmere has been acting strange if and if he’s seeing a girl.Johnny told Annie that she already have a husband and shouldn’t fall for Ellesmere. Annie saw Ellesmere and gave him the other way to meet Myolie. Ellesmere walked the opposite way and saw Myolie. Myolie asked Ellesmere why he have been avoiding her. Ellesmere said he is illiterate and don’t want her to suffer. Myolie don’t want to be a princess anymore. Ellesmere hugged Myolie and apologized.