(Click to play what I feel is Dongfang Bubai’s song, Dong Zhen – The End)
The ending everyone saw was that Dongfang Bubai saved Ren Ying Ying by swapping hearts with her. The one who carried this action out was The Divine Killing Doctor, Ping Yizhi. Dongfang Bubai asked Ping Yizhi to please bury her in the frozen lake and never to mention about this. Then, we saw Ren Ying Ying become revived again and lived a happy life with Linghu Chong. In the end, we saw that under the lake, Dongfang Bubai opened her eyes and smiled. – The end
Those shipping Dongfang Bubai and Linghu Chong are probably raging and screaming mad, ranting about how dare this happen, she sacrificed without anyone knowing, and all that. Well, all it takes is some positive thinking and imagination to come up with a completely different interpretation. To all the Dongfang Bubai and Linghu Chong fans, this alternate ending may satisfy you!
[I found this analysis on Weibo and translated it, so it's not my ideas - In fact, I'm still only up to episode 17 but I really wanted to now what happened at the end.]
Is everyone not understanding why the Dongfang Bubai who supposedly died, opened her eyes? Here’s an explanation -
Dongfang Bubai did not die in the first place!
So, what was the true ending?
1. Dongfang Bubai didn’t lose her heart, she just swapped it with Ren Ying Ying’s.
2. San Shi Nao Shen Dan (the poison) is Dongfang Bubai’s own creation.
Think about it, this is Dongfang Bubai’s own poison, do you really think she doesn’t know how to cure it? Yes, she did tell Ping Yizhi that there’s no antidote, the only way was to swap the heart. But, can you honestly believe her? She said it on purpose! Of course, doing that was for Linghu Chong, to let the man she truly loves live happily with Ren Ying Ying and forget about her completely. (Our Cult Leader is so noble! This is true love!)
Very obviously, according to Miss Dongfang’s top stage of development, Ren Ying Ying was revived and married Linghu Chong, the two of them lived happily ever after. Dongfang will forever sleep under the water. No, this is what Ping Yizhi thinks, and those viewers who don’t know the truth.
Actually, the antidote for the San Shi Nao Shen Dan Poison is in fact the water from the ice lake. (Or perhaps something else in the pond, whatever it is – Dongfang Bubai knows what it is!) The very last scene when she opened her eyes and smiled means this was all planned by her.
Remember when Dongfang kept asking Ping Yizhi to place her body in the ice pond? Think about it now – Wouldn’t there be another significant meaning?
So what about afterwards? What happens Next?
This is what I think: Dongfang Bubai comes out of the lake, then silently protects and guards her beloved, Linghu Chong. She’d wipe anyone out without even leaving a trace for those who would try and harm him. If Linghu Chong lives happily, then Miss Dongfang will be happy as well.
(Such selfless love, can’t stand this!)
The following Ending is for those who want Dongfang Bubai with Linghu Chong:
One day, Ren Ying Ying suddenly died somehow. Then, Linghu Chong was so very sad beyond imagination. At this point, Dongfang is watches him with heartache, seeing Linghu Chong this sad was as bad as a knife cutting into her. Then, Linghu Chong decided to drown in alcohol. Until one day, Linghu Chong came to the edge of the cliff, thinking about her and is in more pain than ever. He walked closer to the edge and jumped down. At this moment, Dongfang Bubai appeared and pulled him back while hugging him and screaming. Linghu Chong stares at her with a huge, shocked look.
Then, she told him everything.
At the end, Dongfang Bubai and Linghu Chong lived happily ever after.
Photo Tribute to Dongfang Guniang (Miss Dongfang)