So Bu Bu Jing Xin finished it’s television airing today. Just as I suspected, the TV ending ultimately was the same as the leaked DVD version online, which doesn’t mean there weren’t multiple endings filmed as Director Lee revealed. At yesterday’s Sohu-hosted celebration for the cast, Tangren’s Ladyboss was specifically asked about the rumors of 4 different endings. She played coy, but ultimately confirmed there were 3 endings filmed. One was the ending of the novel, the other being the one that has been shown, and one more ending which caused a lot of controversy among the production (half wanting it, half not wanting it), so that ending was scrapped.
Ladyboss mentioned that the third ending still might be shown, perhaps on an subsequent airing of BBJX. I won’t hold my breath about that, since I think she’s just drumming up interest. My gut tells me that ending likely continues where the aired ending left off and provides even more closure, but ultimately might undermine Tong Hua’s original novel ending too much. As a treat to celebrate a wild two weeks of watching and following this exquisite drama, below I bring all the stills from the official BBJX photobook that was just released (the cover is above). It’s perfect to save as wallpaper.