The Double (2024) s01e01 Episode Script

Episode 1

[Episode 1]
[Xue Li, Xue Fangfei]
My dear.
My dear.
Who are you?
My dear.
My dear.
Get off me.
Hands off.
[Shen Ruyun, Mrs. Shen]
I did not.
You despicable woman.
[Shen Bingxiu, Shen Yurong]
My dear, I'm so glad you're here.
I was set up.
Mother and Sister are mistaken.
We've been married for so many years.
You know I'm a good person.
My dear.
What are you
Don't you trust me?
Let's go.
You know I was maligned.
Who was it?
Your mother?
Your sister?
Shen Yurong.
I am no fool.
You only had to write
a letter of divorce,
and I would be gone.
Why are you so cruel?
Must you destroy my reputation
before I die?
I have no choice.
She could have crushed us
like ants.
Who is "she"?
Close your eyes.
Shen Yurong.
Shen Yurong.
How dare you?
Father and Brother
will never forgive you.
You'll reunite with them soon enough.
Shen Yurong.
What happened to them?
Duke Xue was guilty of corruption
and sentenced to death.
Xue Zhao ran into bandits on his way
to visit you.
He's in an unmarked grave now.
Was it your doing?
Was it?
Why did you do this to me?
I'm sorry.
I have wronged you
in this life.
♪I'm not a delicate willow,
I don't need a reason♪
♪Being in love is like drinking liquor♪
♪I want to drink until I am intoxicated♪
♪We climbed the tower
and saw the autumn scenery♪
♪Our tears merge into a river♪
♪Where decaying spirits swim♪
♪Running through the black rain
and clouds♪
♪Unable to find the thread of fate♪
♪A thousand beautiful memories♪
♪Teetering on the precipice of pain♪
♪Staring at the black rain and clouds♪
♪I am your fate♪
♪I can break my attachment for you♪
♪But I can't sever the regret
in my heart♪
♪So too does hatred linger♪
♪Out of the black rain and clouds♪
♪The magpie guides me to my fate♪
♪Someone who blushes shyly♪
♪As he runs with my hand in his♪
♪In the shattered black rain and clouds♪
♪We will never see each other again♪
♪I turn back to look at your smile♪
♪Knowing my loss is not trivial♪
[The Double]
♪How fickle fate can be♪
Your feet is dirty.
Are you upset that I called you dirty?
[Wanning, Eldest Princess]
Come here.
Tell me, what have you
accomplished tonight?
Xue Fangfei has been
dealt with.
I buried her alive.
Buried alive?
I was thinking of demoting her
to second wife
while I become your first wife.
That way, she could serve us forever.
How could you be so cruel?
You ordered my mother and sister
to ruin her reputation.
You forced my hand.
That's right, last night
was all staged by me.
You have no idea
how powerful the Eldest Princess is.
I had to intervene.
Either we kill Xue Fangfei,
or we lose our heads tomorrow.
The choice is yours.
Still trying to defend her?
Can't you smile?
Feeling sorry for your wife?
Stop it.
My dear,
I'm not into murderers.
As the Eldest Princess,
I have a duty towards
women and children.
An ungrateful husband like you
must be punished.
What do you want from me?
You're a convicted murderer now.
Only I can save you.
Beg me.
I beg you.
Tell me,
when you buried your wife alive,
what was her reaction?
Did she curse at you?
Did she grovel?
Or did she accept it
out of love?
Don't push it
or we'll perish together.
Can you bear to kill me?
Can you?
I love you so much, my dear.
So strong and powerful.
Your wife has just passed away.
Once the funeral starts,
you're going to be very busy.
Quit kneeling in my palace.
Hurry home,
Prince Consort.
[Duke Su, Xiao Heng]
What are you standing there for?
Waiting for a reward?
Are you?
Duke Su.
Mr. Jia.
I'm feeling charitable today,
so I'll ask you once.
From whom did you source
the contraband salt?
Whoever kills Duke Su gets a reward!
Duke Su,
please spare my life.
My Lord, let me take care of him.
We'll spend a few days in the dungeons.
After that, just ask any question
[Wen Ji]
and I'll answer on his behalf.
Wouldn't want him to pollute your ears.
I'll confess.
I'll tell you everything.
Please spare me, Duke Su.
[Lu Ji]
Out with it.
After him.
The supplier's name was Mr. Qin.
Where can we find him?
I don't know, he's always on the move.
Where's the next transaction?
Helin Temple
on Qingcheng Mountain.
On the day of the Half Moon Ceremony.
What are you going to do
with the dirty money and the salt?
I'll hand them in
with penalty,
I promise.
Mr. Jia,
very good.
Anything else?
He's useless to me now.
He's all yours.
[Benefiting the people]
Watch out.
My Lord, I lost him.
They tried to silence him.
Something big is behind this
salt trafficking conspiracy.
Back to the palace.
We'll visit Helin Temple
in the middle of the month.
The Seal
of the Yellow God
attracts the souls
[Wife of Academician, Ms. Xue's coffin]
toward reincarnation.
Scholar Shen is such a devoted husband.
A few days ago, his wife eloped
with another man
and met her end at Qingcheng Mountain.
It caused quite a stir.
Now he is bearing the pall.
His wife was the most talented girl
in all of Huaixiang.
What a shame.
Shut up.
Show some respect for the dead.
My Lord,
what are you laughing at?
At your stupidity.
What do you mean?
You can't judge a book by its cover.
I'm not stupid.
I'm smart.
My Lady,
we'd better pick up the pace.
It's almost sundown.
We'll get beaten again if we're late.
My Lady,
[Jiang Ruoyu, Jiang Li]
Who are you?
What are you doing?
Go away.
My Lady.
Don't be afraid.
My name is Jiang Li.
This is Tong, my maid.
We're here to help.
You fainted by the river.
Do you remember?
Who sent you?
What do you want?
you're being weird.
She's a Prime Minister's daughter.
Why would she want to harm you?
Miss, are you still hurt?
Have a drink.
Don't be afraid.
We mean you no harm.
Go away.
Leave me alone.
Please calm down.
We'll find you some fruit.
Because of him,
you're willing to forsake
your own father?
please let us be together.
Duke Xue, I swear
as long as I, Shen Yurong, am alive,
I will not let Li suffer.
The officials in the capital
committed a crime
[Xue Huaiyuan]
and hid the evidence.
Li stood by me
when I was a nobody.
I have power and status now.
I can protect her
like a tree.
Please rest assured, Duke Xue.
[Xue Zhao]
please grant Sister her wish.
♪Continue to live,
even with only a glimmer of hope♪
what are you doing?
Let go of me.
- Let go of me.
- Miss.
- Let me die.
- Miss.
- Let me die.
- Miss.
No matter what happened in the past,
what matters is you're alive.
As long as you're alive,
there's always a second chance.
A second chance?
Not for me.
I'm an ignorant,
deserving idiot.
I don't deserve to be alive.
don't blame yourself for being naive.
Blame those who have betrayed you.
Why punish yourself
because of their misdeeds?
What do you know?
I, too, was once betrayed
by someone I trust.
I know how you feel.
Do you know what they're afraid of?
They're afraid that you're still alive,
that we are still alive
to witness their downfall.
Living is the best revenge
against your enemies.
♪After the hardships,
never to part again♪
we're leaving.
We'll try to bring you some food
and medicine tomorrow.
Keep the veil.
[Virtue and purity]
[Zhennv Hall]
Not so fast.
[Kindness beyond reproach]
There's no need
to collect firewood today.
But Mistress asked us to collect
half a month's worth.
Shouldn't you wait until the trees
are less humid?
My Lady,
if someone catches you sneaking out,
you'll get beaten.
Don't risk it.
Fine, I won't.
Go back to sleep.
Yes, My Lady. Please get some sleep.
[Kindness beyond reproach]
Sneaking out in the middle of the night.
Jiang Li,
what were you up to?
[Piety, non-envy, discipline, chastity]
Refuse to talk?
[Mistress of Zhennv Hall]
More punishment for you.
My Lady!
My Lady.
Don't hit Tong.
Hit me instead.
- Take them away.
- My Lady.
- Tong.
- No.
- Tong, get up.
- My Lady.
My Lady.
Be honest,
were you going to meet your lover?
- No.
- Still won't confess?
Stop it, please.
Hit me instead.
My Lady Let me go.
My Lady Let me go.
Jiang Li,
[Kindness beyond reproach]
sneaking out is an impure act.
You've tainted Zhennv Hall's sanctity.
I want all of you to hit her.
- Yes.
- Hit me instead.
Hit me instead.
I beg you.
My Lady.
My Lady.
Stop it, please
Hit me instead.
Strike her.
Come here.
My Lady.
Let me go.
My Lady.
Strike her.
Don't hit her, please.
Stop it.
My Lady.
I'm asking all of you to participate
[Kindness beyond reproach]
as a reminder
that the unclean
will be punished,
no one will be spared.
Let her have it.
Please stop it.
My Lady.
Stop it.
Stop hitting her.
Stop hitting her.
[Piety, non-envy, discipline, chastity]
My Lady.
don't blame yourself for being naive,
blame those who betrayed you.
Why punish yourself
because of their misdeeds?
No matter what happened in the past,
what matters is you're alive.
As long as you're alive,
there's always a second chance.
Do you know what they're afraid of?
They're afraid that you're still alive,
that we are still alive
to witness their downfall.
I need to stay alive.
I must carry on.
[Virtue and purity]
[Zhennv Hall]
Everyone's collecting fruit.
Where is Jiang Li?
She couldn't even leave her bed
after what happened yesterday.
From now on,
we'll have to pick up her slack.
Serves her right for sneaking out.
I wonder who she was seeing.
You said it.
She's probably seeing a strange man.
[Kindness beyond reproach]
Where's Jiang Li?
She took pity on you,
now look what happened to her.
Get out.
Jiang Li.
Jiang Li.
Jiang Li.
What are you doing here?
You're not safe here.
Jiang Li.
You shouldn't have tried
to send me stuff.
When I first came here,
I also tried to take my own life.
If it weren't for Tong,
I might be dead by now.
Seeing you
reminds me of myself.
When life feels dark,
you need a helping hand.
So I thought I'd lend you a hand.
It's only a beating.
It's not as if I've never been beaten.
But why do I feel
so drowsy.
Jiang Li.
am I going to die?
Jiang Li, hang in there.
I'll get off this mountain
and ask your family
to come get you.
When I saved you,
I was hoping
you could deliver a message
to my family.
Tell my father
I've had enough.
I was wrong.
I don't want to stay here any longer.
But now, it seems like
it's too late.
It's not too late.
Just hang in there.
They accused me of fratricide.
I didn't do it.
I swear.
[Ten years ago]
Mother, I'll make you
some chrysanthemum tea.
[Little Jiang Li]
That day, I brought
[Ji Shuran]
chrysanthemums to my mother.
She complimented them.
I was going to bring her to the garden
and make some chrysanthemum tea for her.
Mother, where are you going?
Help her up.
Madam, are you all right?
- Madam.
- Goodness.
Help her up.
Let Mommy see.
Excuse me.
Let me see.
Madam, there's blood.
Madam, are you okay?
- Looks serious.
- You
Jiang Li,
I've treated you kindly.
Why did you do this to me?
My stepmother was a kind
and virtuous woman.
I was glad
to be her daughter.
Never would I have thought
On that fateful day,
due to her accusation,
I was forever branded
as a fratricidal.
After that,
I was confined to Zhennv Hall
for ten years.
Ten years.
No matter how hard I tried to explain,
no one listened.
No one believed me.
I believe you.
I know you're not that kind of person.
I've told you everything about myself.
Please do me a favor.
Say no more.
You rescued me from the swamp.
I'll do anything for you.
For ten years,
I've never left Zhennv Hall.
None of my family members asked about me
or came to see me.
Perhaps to them
I'm already dead.
Besides the people here,
no one knows how I'm doing.
My mother gave me this hairpin.
It's a proof of my identity.
Take it.
Find my father.
Tell him
I've suffered pain and agony here,
but I've done nothing wrong.
I hate him.
I hate the entire Jiang family.
Even if it means going to hell,
I will curse them
to a life of misfortune.
Jiang Li,
you said it yourself.
Living is the best revenge.
Hang in there.
You must carry on.
Jiang Li, what are you doing?
I planted this pear tree
when I first came here.
It has never blossomed before.
[Ye Zhenzhen, Mr. Jiang first wife]
♪Withered flower, so white and flawless♪
have you come for me?
I miss you so much.
♪Carried by the sandy wind
to Earth's end♪
♪Under the sunset
a crow returns to its nest♪
♪Wishing the twilight clouds
could carry its message♪
♪If you see the Spring Flower, tell her♪
It's beautiful.
Mother, wake up.
Wake up.
Mother, please wake up.
God sure likes to play jokes.
The innocent
Are suffering
- Mother.
- while the wicked
go unpunished.
does this mean Jiang Li
won't be able to work?
She's still in bed at this hour.
It was only a few strokes,
that liar.
I'm going to fight them.
I'll make them pay for Mother's death.
What are you doing?
Do you want to avenge your mother?
Then listen to me.
Fate is unjust.
I must seek justice
for us.
How dare you sleep
when there's work to be done?
Quit pretending.
Get up.
Jiang Li.
Who are you?
am your benefactor.
What's your relationship with Jiang Li?
Shouldn't you be worried
about the dead girl?
I see.
You killed an official's daughter.
I'm going to report you.
Did you forget?
You and your girls beat her to death.
Do you have witnesses?
Everyone here can testify
that you
broke into Zhennv Hall
and killed her.
Your testimonials are nothing
compared to hers.
See for yourself.
The dead can't lie.
Her body is covered in wounds,
not to mention the scars she
had accumulated over the years.
When the autopsy comes out,
will you be able to explain yourself?
Hands off.
Once the Jiang family sees her body,
you and your people will have
a lot of penance to do.
Let go of me.
Daughter of the Chief of Secretary
dies in Zhennv Hall.
Do you think you'll get away with it?
I have the perfect solution.
What's the solution?
From now on,
will be Jiang Li.
♪If there are no happy memories♪
♪How can we traverse
the forbidden land of sorrow♪
♪Two cold and unfeeling bodies♪
♪Holding hands, can we
get through the snow season♪
♪In the cold wind, in the long night♪
♪Embracing the remaining warmth♪
♪The depth of the sea, unfathomable♪
♪Can it bury yesterday's sighs♪
♪Continue to love,
cherishing it with my life♪
♪Continue to live,
even with only a glimmer of hope♪
♪Whether in sorrow or joy,
I believe in you♪
♪I'd rather be trapped
in the world's extremes♪
♪Continue to live,
exhausting all courage♪
♪Continue to love,
until the breath runs out♪
♪Traversing half a lifetime
of loneliness, just to meet you♪
♪After the hardships,
never to part again♪
♪After the hardships,
never to part again♪
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