Having got over the initial grief, Qing Xuan was trying to find out what led to Meili's suicide. He sent his aide to look for physician He who had disappeared suddenly and had vacated from his medical practice. This aroused suspicions and it took a while before he was found drunk in a remote place, even refusing to see people who came to seek medical attention.
As he was being taken to Qing Xuan's residence, he happened to recognise Zha Mu Lang who walked past with his wife and daughter Su Ying. He even asked the officer who that man was. Later, when pressed for an answer, He admitted that when he had finalised the blood test and written the report, a man rushed in and asked him about the result. When told that the blood test was positive between grandfather and grandson or father and son, the man forced him to choose between misery and being paid for giving a different report, after all, even a physician can make mistake sometimes.
Meanwhile, Empress Dowager started investigations and found those involved in starting the fire at An Ning where Meili was put under house arrest, with the intention of killing Meili. The same man admitted that he was also paid by Zha Mu Lang to arrange for an attempt on Meili's life.
With proofs of Zha Mu Lang's bad deeds, Emperor Xuan Ye called for Qing Xuan's presence to inform him and by then, he already had proof of Zha's part in having He falsified the blood test result.
With incontrovertible written statements admitting guilt by those involved which pointed to Zha as the mastermind, Zha was brought in to answer the charges. He was not in a position to deny. The emperor said he was very disappointed that he had abused his powers bestowed on him and instead of carrying out his job properly, had caused hardships and deaths of innocent people. He was told to leave. He took off his headgear and robes as a sign of being stripped off his position.
Later, he was seen with hands cuffed and head locked, when met with wife and Su Ying, on his way to be executed. Su Ying blamed herself for having caused his father to carry out various bad deeds. Zha said he carried them out willingly and his wife also admitted she was the cause for having goaded him along.
The Emperor decided to give a posthumous award to Meili and that Yun Ke should be given the status of a Qing prince, replacing Yun Jue. But Empress Dowager thought that Meili would not have wanted Yun Jue to be affected, so she suggested that both should have the same status to which the Emperor readily agreed.
When the royal decree was proclaimed, Qing Xuan was so happy for Yun Ke that he suggested that both go and tell mother about it. He did not even bother to glance at Su Ying on their way out of the house.
During an earlier conversation between husband and wife, Qing Xuan told Su Ying that when he dies, he would be together with Meili, and to spite her that he would arrange for a burial place for Su Ying, 300 miles away from them.
There were ongoing battles between Qing dynasty and Gerdhan, and it was during a fierce battle that Qing Xuan was isolated by enemy soldiers and was critically injured. In his dying moments, in the company of his own generals, he took out three stones with 2 characters each and when arranged in the right order, showed his wish to be with Meili.
In a final scene befitting of such a romantic but tragic story, Meili was seen welcoming a dying Qing Xuan to be together in the next world.