Kingdom and Chin Ka Lok walked around and look at the jewelries. Shirley lures Chin Ka Lok. Shirley went near the poor people. Chin Ka Lok saved Shirley. Shirley told Chin Ka Lok she’s staying with the first ranked magistrate. Chin Ka Lok blurted out where Nick is. Shirley told Chin Ka Lok he is naive as always. Jessica asked Nick to throw water in the statue hoping to see the word. Flashbacks of Yongzheng exchanged his baby girl with the son of a han lady which is Wan Lek. Nick and Jessica promised the emperor they won’t tell out this secret. Shirley deals with Gordon for one million dollar since she got a trick to lure Nick to disclose the statue. Jessica cheered up Kingdom that she likes Chin Ka Lok is better than Shirley loves money. Jessica knows that Chin Ka Lok isn’t Shirley’s type. Shirley asked Nick to help her leave Gordon. Shirley asked Nick to give the fourth statue to Gordon or she’ll disclose they slept together. Jessica sewed clothes for Nick. Nick asked Jessica if one day he did something wrong to her, what would she do. Jessica told Nick she used to think he was a bad guy but started to love him after getting to know him. Jessica asked Nick why does he ask weird questions. Jessica took a needle out of Nick’s shirt and smell it. Chin Ka Lok asked Kingdom to cook for him. He winked at her. Chin Ka Lok bids farewell to Shirley. Kingdom spied on Nick. Gordon moved the fourth statue. Chin Ka Lok pushed the real fourth statue. Shirley asked Chin Ka Lok not to listen to Nick’s order. The guards surrounded Chin Ka Lok and said Nick exposed him. Nick held Shirley’s hands and asked him to hurry run in the boat. When Jessica comes near them, Shirley tapped Nick’s shoulder and said she can’t run away with him though he slept with her. Shirley asked Nick to go with Jessica. Jessica slapped Nick. Chin Ka Lok punched Nick. Jessica fainted. Shirley asked Nick if she is a better con than him. Gordon opened the fourt statue and was surprised it doesn’t have any words. Jessica apologized to the emperor that Gordon has the fourth statue. Gordon visited the emperor and pleaded for Nick and said Nick is his best friend here. Gordon gave poisoned wines to Jessica and Nick. Jessica drank the wine and told Nick that they will go their separate ways from now on. Gordon gave Nick a pack of gold. Nick showed Gordon the fourth statue. Gordon told the emperor that Yongzheng used to worry that the country will be lost to Wan Lek. The emperor asked Jessica to critique the four statues. Jessica is pregnant. Chin Ka Lok sneaked in Gordon’s house and told Nick that Jessica is pregnant. Chin Ka Lok punched Nick and got arrested. Nick told Chin Ka Lok he only wants money and doesn’t care for his family. Chin Ka Lok told Nick he drank the cup of poison for him and he slept with Shirley. The guards shot arrows. Kingdom left with Chin Ka Lok. Kingdom got injured and ran in Shirley’s room. Gordon slapped Shirley and said she is despicable for sleeping with Nick. Shirley put the bandage on Kingdom and said she pity him. Shirley said she is pretty and can always play Chin Ka Lok. Shirley told Kingdom she got injured for someone who doesn’t love her. Kingdom asked Shirley if she ever loved someone. Kingdom said she has a master who cares for her. Kingdom said at least she sacrificed for the one she loves. Shirley entered Gordon’s room and seduced him. Shirley slept with Gordon. Nick took out a piece of each of the four statue and put on the bowls of water. Jessica said that the first three statue is made by sands from an island while the fourth one is just a regular sand. Jessica brought the fourth statue she claimed is real. Nick arrived and confronts Jessica about he used to marry him to gain back his family’s name and only her son is qualified the title of the first ranked lawyer. Nick said Jessica isn’t quality to test the statues. Nick teared up. Jessica told Nick they are already separated so he isn’t qualified to be the first ranked lawyer. Nick told Jessica that as long as a doctor can do a surgery on her body then they find out if her baby is a boy or a girl. Chin Ka Lok punched Nick. Jessica gave up and left with her family. Nick burned both fourth statues and said the statue that can stay during the fire is the real one. Gordon is shocked that the fake statues got burnt. The emperor read the letter on the fourth statue that Wan Lek has a dangerous person by him and may ruin Qing. Nick accused Gordon of being that evil person. The emperor arrested Gordon for bribery and switching statues. Gordon asked Nick that he is willing to betray him, he will see how his family will die. Nick laughed. Jessica and his family walked out and showed Gordon the pill. Flashbacks of Shirley sleeping with Gordon and Gordon gave Shirley the necklace with the pill. Kingdom asked Shirley why did she slept with Gordon. Shirley told Jessica that when she saw Kingdom sacrifice for Chin Ka Lok and her love between her and Nick. Shirley gave the pill to Jessica and said that Nick has been blackmailed by Gordon. Jessica told Jessica she found out what love really is after seeing the sacrifices made. Kingdom disguised as an old lady and splashed water on Nick. Jessica met Nick in the dressing room. Jessica plead the majesty to spare Shirley. Gordon’s asset got taken away. Gordon got chopped to death. Chin Ka Lok ran up to Shirley by the harbor. Shirley told Chin Ka Lok to spend his time more on Kingdom. On the yatch,Shirley was about to throw her gold bracelet in the sea and met a handsome man that looks like Jessica when she disguised as a man. Chin Ka Lok asked Kingdom to marry him. Kingdom asked Chin Ka Lok to not make her a replacement Chin Ka Lok told Kingdom he will follow her from now on. Jessica gave birth to a twins. Nick explains which ones is older. Jessica showed the name of the baby on the cloth. Nick showed Jessica a slip of paper. Kingdom got angry thinking that Chin Ka Lok is searching for Shirley. Kingdom peeked on Chin Ka Lok asking a clerk to make gold. Kingdom yelled at Chin Ka Lok for making gold for Shirley. Chin Ka Lok told Kingdom since her name is nine pound and two ounces, he has to ask the clerk to weight the gold until it gets nine pound two ounces. Chin Ka Lok proposed to Kingdom. The majesty attends Chin Ka Lok and Kingdom’s wedding. The majesty asked Nick what does he think he arrived her for. The majesty asked Jessica if she knows what place is the best place to keep a secret. The majesty told Nick and Jessica that if he found someone who can keep the secret of the statues, he has to gift them. The emperor wrote a title on the billboard. Nick and Jessica and their family enjoy the gift.
Jessica assumes that the four statue is in a temple since only a temple is larger than the statues. Nick went with is family in search for the four statues. They took a break on a teashop. Nick noticed the server can hold the bowl of hot tea, and has a jade ring on his finger. Nick put some sleeping powder on the tea and complains to the server that the tea taste bad. He serves teas for the customers and the server and asked them to taste it. As Nick left with the family, the server and the customers followed them holding axes and fainted. Nick and his family arrived at the temple and saw the four statues. The servers arrived and tied up Nick and Jessica. The s Chin Ka Lok and Kingdom carried the statue and ran. The servers carried the other three statues. Nick and Jessica untied themselves and saw four poems which the four poems. Nick and Jessica followed the sand path and found Chin Ka Lok and Kingdom. Jessica and Nick notice Gordon’s guards impersonating commoners on the street. Gordon told the guards that the fourth missing statue can’t be on the majesty’s hands since it contains a very important secret. Jessica showed the majesty the prints. Flashbacks of Yongzheng bear a girl instead of a son and might lose the crown to the fourteenth prince. After Yongzheng has a son, he was too excited, he drank the water and didn’t mind if it wasn’t a wine. Wan Lek is a smart and kind prince and always forgive the royals. Yongzheng said the more Wan Lek is being loved, the more scared he is. Yongzheng wrote the worst enemy of Qing Dynasty on the four statues. Wan Lek is the emperor’s father. Gordon told the emperor his status will be at stake once he finds the fourth statue. Chin Ka Lok and Kingdom sidetracked the guards. Nick and Jessica looked at the three statues and wonder why it is lighter than the fourth one. Jessica said cause it is clear.
Nick disguised as a merchant and bribed a guard to visit Jessica, Chin Ka Lok, and Kingdom in jail. Jessica asked Nick to hurry and leave and remember to bring a key next time. Gordon told Jessica she is impressed with her intelligence but not the way she chose her husband. Jessica believes Nick can escape. As the guards was about to shoot Nick, Shirley rode her horse and grabbed Nick. Jessica was about to faint freaked out that something might happen to Nick. Nick warned Shirley that she’s playing with fire if she is conning golds from Gordon. Nick told his father and father in law that Jessica has been arrested and the emperor is a chicken. Shirley threw snakes in Jessica’s cellar. Chin Ka Lok and Kingdom picked up the bowls and hit the snakes. The emperor came with Nick to Gordon’s house and asked him to release Jessica. Nick showed a paper to Gordon that Yongzheng wrote that it is their family rule to not disclose the owner of those antiques. In the past, Jessica’s family has managed to open four statues. Shirley asked Gordon if the emperor is greedy, how could he bribe so much gold. Flashbacks of Gordon mentioned about the four statues and the Anti Qing got eliminated. Gordon told Shirley if he found the four statues, he could have more power. The emperor remember his father asked him to find the four statues. The emperor ordered Nick and Jessica to find the four statues before Gordon.
This drama is still very good. No matter how many times I rewatch it, I still love it.
An elder man got sick waiting and refuses to eat Ginseng, and wants to drink the wine. Jessica opens the closet and distributes the wine. Nick yelled at the people for impulsively taking the bottle of wines. Nick brought the cup of wines and told the people to use it to drink. Nick placed a chair by his side and said this seat is for a special guest. The emperor arrived and sat on the chair. When the people drink, they were surprised it taste like water. The emperor drank the wine and announced it tasted good. Everyone saw the majesty stamp on his cup, and bowed and said the wine is good. Nick’s father asked Nick how did he managed to invite this special person. Nick said he isn’t allowed to say why. The master told Jessica he decided to close his wine shop since he doesn’t want to continuing conning others. Jessica walked the master out. The master told Jessica that he was surprised that this time Nick has managed to save his life by bringing this special person. Now he realized why she chose Nick over him, and he is satisfy losing her to him. As Jessica returned to her room, Nick asked Jessica what did the master and her chat about. Jessica told Nick there are some stuff he hasn’t said to her. Nick explained to Jessica about how he met the emperor. Flashbacks of the emperor told Nick if he promised to do the task he gave him, he will solve the wine case for him. Nick asked the emperor how unless he’s the emperor. The emperor walked out and said “You’re right!”. The guards bowed. Nick and Jessica went to Beijing to the palace. Jessica and Nick walked into the basement and saw the antiques of Ming Dynasty and Kangxi and other previous generations. Jessica critique the antique to the emperor and named the costs. Qianlong asked Nick to sell all those antiques but he and Jessica has to promise not to tell it came from the palace. Jessica is afraid that the more expensive the price, the more dangerous it is if they fail the task. As Nick showed the antiques, an elder asked Nick if he’s not sure those are from the palace. He said if he’s not wrong, those are stolen antiques from the palace. Jessica said the golden bowl is a replacement of the previous emperor. Nick mumbled to Jessica she is also a conner. Mr. Johnson and Gordon bids for the price. Gordon asked his servant to bid ten times the price of everyone who bids. Jessica and the emeperor doubts the identity of the mysterious person who won the bid. While walking home, some guards surrounded Nick and Jessica. Nick barged in the emperor’s room and said some guards wanted to kill him. Nick begged the emperor to save his family. Jessica explained to Chin Ka Lok and Kingdom about the special cords which they are being tied to the pole. Gordon played the role of the first ranked magistrate. The magistrate hung Kingdom and Chin Ka Lok up above a bowl of water.The magistrate asked Jessica who is the owner of those antiques. The emperor arrived and wait in front of the high ranked magistrate place. Nick pushed the guards and yelled “The majesty arrives”. The magistrate told the majesty that Nick and Jessica sold the stolen antiques from the palace. The emperor left with Gordon. The emperor gave Gordon the project of the boat in Guangzhou. The emperor asked Nick to come with him. Nick asked the emperor “Temporary? that means that my family may be harm?”. The emperor asked Nick if he knows the identity of Gordon. Nick told the emperor if he’s even scared of Gordon. Flashbacks of Qianlong asked his father why did he allowed Gordon to bribe and grabbed ten pounds of jade from Russia and not even questioned him. Qianlong showed Nick all of Gordon’s land. So he planned to sell those antiques to gather more money.
At the ceremony, Nick distributed the wine for ten chosen candidates. Nick stared at those men happily hugging others when their names are being called. Nick doubt if those wines are worth that much. When Nick called the name of the last man to receive the wine, a man asked the last man to lend it to him. He wouldn’t, so he stabbed him. Jessica works hard to find another man to replace to accept the wine. The master drinks tea with Jessica. On the top of the roof, Nick peeked at the master discussing with Jessica. The master told Jessica she is worthy of the wine. Jessica rejects the request and said this will cause gossip. Jessica told the master he doesn’t need to have feelings for her since she is already someone else’s wife. During dinner, Nick blabs that Jessica is a player. Jessica accepts the wine for Nick. Some rich men bid to buy the wine from Nick in the restaurant. Nick got mad hearing from Kingdom that Jessica is meeting with the master. Nick drink the wine to see why everyone love it. Nick found out the bottle is not a bottle of wine but only water, and the master has been fooling everybody how special the wine was. The master told Jessica that wine can relieve her stress. Nick asked Chin Ka Lok to send out the cards to the people. Jessica drinks wine with the master. The master said only gentle people can drink thousand wines without being drunk. The master told Jessica to be generous and chat with Nick. The master told Jessica to drink and be drunk. The master asked Jessica he doesn’t understand if Nick and Jessica love each other, why won’t they chat with each other. Nick wakes up and impatiently wait for Jessica. Jessica believes Nick won’t come. The master believes that Nick is waiting for her while she is waiting for him. Jessica drinks a bowl of wine. Jessica happily saw Nick in front of her. Nick punched the master. Jessica threw up. Nick accused the master wanting to make Jessica drunk to use her. Nick piggyback Jessica home. Nick yelled at Jessica for having an affair with the master. Jessica asked Nick since he is so mad, does it mean he likes her? Jessica cried and told Nick and said she doesn’t mind if he doesn’t care about her, but she feels very uncomfortable and afraid others seeing her cry. Nick hugged Jessica tightly. Nick and Jessica watch the sunset together. The master asked Nick why did he sent invitation cards to drink the wine in three days at the ceremony. Nick said he already drink the wine. He asked his family to drink it, and announced it is just a bottle of water. The master admits the special wine is only a bottle of water. The master said there’s no such thing as a special wine. The master said when Emperor Qianlong was born, his grandpa made the special wine but unfortunately it got expired. His grandpa replaced the wine with water. During that time the royals drank the bottle water but announced it is a very special wine, and this secret has been kept for generations. The master told Jessica he won’t ask her for help for this case anymore. Jessica told Nick that the master has always tried to help them. Jessica told Nick that the master made her realized that he likes her. Jessica hopes that Nick be a gentleman. People are excited to drink the wine. Nick and Chin Ka Lok peeked at a priest conned golds from people. Nick let the priest go. At the ceremony, Nick cut the durian and explain that durian is the king of fruits. Nick asked the people to taste the durians. People said the smell of durian is similar to tofu and duck eggs. Nick said the smell of durian is similar to the favor of the wine. Nick told them they can’t drink the wine today. Nick showed them a closet and asked them to place the wines in this generation closet. Jessica believes Nick can handle this case. Nick holds Jessica’s hands and walked. Nick asked Jessica if someday he is poor, would she leave him. Kingdom peeked at Chin Ka Lok praying for Shirley at the temple. Kingdom yelled at Chin Ka Lok and threw a pair of new shoes to him. Jessica asked Kingdom how is her relationship with Chin Ka Lok. Nick told Chin Ka Lok they will steal those wines, and he will take all the blame for the missing wines. Chin Ka Lok asked Nick to let him take the blame. Emperor Qianlong ordered his guards to follow Nick. The guards kidnapped Nick and Chin Ka Lok. The emperor ordered Nick to him a favor. The people sit and pray at the temple. Jessica asked them to pray three more times.
Chin Ka Lok drink two cups of wine; the businessman let him leave with Nick. Chin Ka Lok nosebled and fainted on the street. The master told Jessica to help him evaluate a teacher’s personality of if he had an affair with the wife of a food stall owner. Jessica and the master watch them drinking wine happily together. Jessica said wine is bad in the eye of others, but it is good for those who appreciate it. Jessica believes the master is only enjoying drinking wine with the food stall owner’s wife. Kingdom picked up a hen and rooster stick. Nick took Chin Ka Lok to the doctor. The doctor told Nick that Chin Ka Lok will die in two days. Nick begged the doctor to cure Chin Ka Lok but he refuses. The master asked Nick what kind of Chin Ka Lok did Chin Ka Lok drink. The master told Nick and her family to bath Chin Ka Lok in a boiled wine, hoping the poison will come out. Nick feels helpless when The master and Jessica is busy putting wine and Kingdom is pushing the wine. Nick tried to help Kingdom. Kingdom asked Nick what is he doing. Jessica asked Nick to just sit if he wants to help. Nick went outside and pray that Chin Ka Lok will be fine. Chin Ka Lok woke up. Nick thanked the master. Jessica asked Nick what happened to Chin Ka Lok. Kingdom wiped Chin Ka Lok’s face and yelled at him for calling Shirley’s name. Jessica feels guilty that Shirley turned this way because of her. Chin Ka Lok got poisoned because of Shirley. Nick got upset hearing he father praising the master and wished that his son were more like him. Nick wanted to carry Chin Ka Lok back to his room. Nick’s father told Nick to not be clumsy. Nick peeked at the master telling master that he’s afraid that Nick might make a mistake when critiquing the wine. Jessica gave Nick a piece of paper and asked him to read the speech according to it. Nick agrees to do it but he has to sleep on the bed tonight. Kingdom gave Chin Ka Lok the two hen and rooster stick figures and said they are brothers and sisters.
In the room, Chin Ka Lok hit the man using a flower pot. Another man tried to seduce Shirley. Chin Ka Lok hit him using a teapot. Chin Ka Lok hid both men under the bed. Another man entered the room, Chin Ka Lok punched him. Shirley took the money and left with Chin Ka Lok to the shore. As Chin Ka Lok left for a while to buy Shirley some buns, Shirley went on the canoe alone. Nick entered the room and saw the money missing from those men and some fingerprints on the teapot. Nick left the room and hid in a corner. Shirley count the cheque. Nick went to the shore and asked Chin Ka Lok where is Shirley. Nick told Chin Ka Lok he’s in trouble since those men he hit are very rich and knows many people. Nick returned to the brothel with Chin Ka Lok and promised those men he will find the intruder. The three men explained to Nick the incident, and Nick said Shirley and her lover planned everything. Nick asked the three men if the intruder looks like Chin Ka Lok, they denied. Nick drew a random face picture to the three men and said that’s how the intruder looks like. The master showed Jessica a wine of Emperor Yongzheng. A magistrate and a guard came and asked the master for one of his bottle of wines. Jessica agrees to critique the wines. Nick and Chin Ka Lok arrives home. A customer gave Nick a pack of gold to let him have the wine. Jessica yelled at Nick for accepting the gold. Seeing Jessica and the master so close, Nick asked the master who he is. Nick told the master to leave. In the bedroom, Jessica told Nick to let her take the case. Nick showed Jessica the five thousand dollars cheque he received from the three men for winning the case. Nick told the master that the person who can have the wine have to be able to control his behavior while drinking wine. The master asked Nick to drink with him. The master told Nick that bravery means when they are brave after drinking the wine. Nick went in the wine room and asked Chin Ka Lok to wipe the fire. Nick told the master there’s fire, and he should be brave and jump down from the restaurant. Nick jumped down on the mat. Nick laughed and asked the master to jump. Chin Ka Lok accidentally bumped into the fire and shouted. The master went into the room and rescued Chin Ka Lok. Chin Ka Lok apologized to Nick for failing his mission. Jessica heard and got mad at Nick. Jessica told Nick that the master was brave for saving Chin Ka Lok in the fire. Nick drinks with the master. Jessica stared at Nick and wonder why his mouth isn’t wet. Jessica noticed Nick poured wine in a bag in his shirt. The master told Nick that the second wine test is to drink wine happily. Nick poured the wine in a big bowl and told the master he will drink the big bowl while the master will drink the small bow. The master saw Nick’s shirt wet and pretends to paint. Jessica thanked the master for helping Nick. The master told Jessica that winning or losing the wine contest isn’t important as long as her family name isn’t tarnished. Kingdom told Jessica that the master is generous while Nick is childish. Nick peeked at Jessica talking to Kingdom in her room. The master and Nick test their personality in the third round of drinking. While eating, Nick told the servant there’s a bug in the meal. Nick gave the master a broken teacup. The master refuses to punch the servant. The master told Nick he used to eat a place poorer than this restaurant, and those three days were the happiest of his lives cause Jessica stayed with him in the same room during the snow. Nick got mad and poured water on the master. Nick asked Jessica how many boyfriends did she have besides this master. Jessica slapped Nick. Chin Ka Lok told Nick it is his fault this time. Nick asked his father and father in low to punish him. Jessica said she should be the one to be spanked for spoiling Nick and helping him everytime he did something wrong. At night, Nick wore a black suit and spanked Chin Ka Lok’s butt and drew on Kingdom’s face. Nick’s family punched Nick and took off the mask and surprised it was Nick. Nick said he just wanted to be spanked forty times but they spanked him like hundred times. Jessica put on medicine for Nick. Nick asked Jessica if she is mad at him. Jessica asked Nick to let her take the case of the master’s wine. Jessica apologized to Nick for misunderstand him. She said she will try to know him from now on. Nick peeked at Jessica working hard on the case. Nick prepared a soup for Jessica. Jessica asked Nick to share with her. Nick tasted the soup and threw up and surprised that Jessica drank it. Nick asked Jessica why did she drink it. Jessica told Nick that they are husband and wife so they should share both the good and bad times together. A customer asked Nick to critique his stuff. The master and Jessica showed each other a list of the royals that they believe should have the wine. The master and Jessica drink and chat. The master told Jessica he still remember their time together. Kingdom took Jessica away. Kingdom asked Jessica to divorce Nick. Jessica refuses and told Kingdom she is Nick’s wife and this is reality. Nick and Chin Ka Lok went to the brothel. Tavia accidentally spilled wine on Chin Ka Lok. The business asked Tavia to slap herself. The businessman deals the goods with Nick and Chin Ka Lok. The businessman asked Nick to check on a female if she is a virgin. In the room, Shirley asked Nick and Chin Ka Lok to check her. Shirley asked Nick to drink the wine if he won’t believe the wine has poison. Nick drinks the wine and fainted. Nick woke up and saw Shirley on the bed. Shirley told Nick she would like to see how the businessman would deal with him if he said he slept with her. Nick put the red paint on Shirley’s arm and it didn’t fade which means she is still a virgin. Nick asked Chin Ka Lok if someday he took away his precious thing, would he punch him. Shirley drinks with the businessman. Nick and Chin Ka Lok asked an prostitute to sleep with him. The next morning, the prostitue left, and Shirley sat next to the businessman. The businessman gave money to Nick. The businessman then found his jade missing and chased a sedan chair and saw the prostitute holding the jade. By the shore, Chin Ka Lok gave Shirley some buns. Shirley got touched and went in the canoe. The businessman’s men punched Nick. Chin Ka Lok came and told the businessman he was the one who had an affair with Shirley. The businessman gave Chin Ka Lok three bottle of wines and said one of those wines have poison.