The Flowers Filled the Palace and Missed the Time: Season 2
The second season takes a much darker path as it focuses on the battle among the princes, all vying to fill the Crown Prince's now empty seat.
Despite Crown Prince Yin Reng loss of power, Nian Shu Yuan remains by his side. When the Empress Dowager Xiao Zhuang becomes critically ill, the two leave the palace to offer her their prayers so that she may get well. Kang Xi is moved by their sincerity.
When the First Prince's plot to conspire against Yin Reng is exposed, Yin Reng is reinstated as the Crown Prince. Meanwhile the returning war hero, Nian Geng Yao has gained both in ‘military strength and political clout Even the Fourth Prince, having always kept his ambitions hidden , is now making moves toward capturing the throne for himself.