Synopsis: Set in the Tang Dynasty, Ran Yu is a noblewoman who becomes interested in forensic science after her Mother’s mysterious suicide and begins to solve murder cases. She meets a judicial official and an assassin by chance and finds true love through the course of searching for the truth.
- The buds of the plum blossom…Love has moved away what could be left: Poem by Jiang Zong called poem of resentment. It’s about a woman who has fallen out of favor from the Emperor who has moved on to love another woman (women).
- Should be as long as that bamboo stick….fishtail: This is two lines from the poem mentioned before (in ep 15) White haired lament. These two lines are saying love should be as long as a bamboo stick and should be as adorable as fish. It’s quite obvious that the name of her shop is related to Xiao fish
- The weather grows cold….hangs by the riverside: This is another poem by Jiang Zong called Valentine. Again it talks about being abandoned by a lover on the chinese valentine’s day (7th day of the 7th month).
- The fan used…. surpass the sorrow I feel now: Final part of the poem of resentment by Jiang Zong
- Slap your mouth: Done when someone says something ominous during a spell of bad luck. Kind of a way to ward off bad luck.