在第十八回里， 西门庆上了有罪必斩的黑名单，银子开路，进献当朝宰相蔡京太师， 随即名单上“西门”改成 “贾”，西门庆死里逃生。
人在山东的西门庆闻到皇城救命恩人蔡太师的寿辰，派人押送生日担礼到京都， 金壶玉盏， 精雕仙人，锦绣蟒衣，异果美酒。蔡老大喜，乡民西门庆怎无寸官， 即封为山东提刑所理刑副千户（山东省副法官）。 这时六妻瓶儿喜生贵子， 气得五妻金莲痛哭闭户。西门官禄临门，平地登云，给儿子取名官哥儿。
In Chapter 18, Ximen got to know Cai, a high ranking officer, because of his changing Ximen’s name on the Wanted List, free Ximen from execution.
Ximen finds out Cai’s birthday, has his people guarded loads of birthday gifts by boat, sailing all the way to the capitol, to present to Cai, There are Silver-Jade wares, exquisite art figures, delicate fabrics and clothes, unusual wines and fruits, and more. Cai is pleased, why the country man Ximen has no rank at all? Cai immediately makes Ximen as the Deputy Jury Officer in Shangdong Province. At home, Ximen’s 6th wife Ping gives birth to a son, his 5th wife Jin closes door crying. Ximen rises from ground to sky, names his son – Officer.