Queen Inmok wails pleading for her dead husband to come back to life to keep his promise to protect their children.
A thousand emotions seems to go through the prince upon seeing the dead king.
Queen Inmok's father advises her of the fact that someone tried to kill Yeongchang the night before and both of them thinks that Gwanghae did. But Prince Imhae (Choi Jong Hwan) made the reckless move to assassinate the direct heir.
Gwanghae lost ground due to his older brother begs Yi Deok Hyung (Lee Sung Min) for help but he turns down his earnest request by reason of an arrogation.
The prince promises that he will not hurt royal as long as they are not greedy for the throne.
Gwanghae finds Jungmyung (Heo Jung Eun) who is in tears alone beside a pond at midnight. The little princess states that she saw her younger brother being killed in the dream and she is scared of everything around her. He makes a promise that Jungmyung and Yeongchang will be safe.
The prince prays the queen to forgive his brother's mistake and promises the children's safety showing her Seonjo's last will from Deok Hyung.
Queen Inmok realizes that Jungmyung really adores Gwanghae as her own brother.
She hands over the royal seal to him and Gwanghae is proclaimed the new king.
Jeongmyeong having ominous dreams continually falls in a faint on the ground because of the scorching sun.
On the other hand, the king asks Deok Hyung to be a prime minster for him.
Court Lady Kim Gae Shi (Kim Yeo Jin), an old friend of the new king, is summoned to the palace by Gwanghae. The king is worried about Ming's refusal to give him an approval as the king of Joseon because the firstborn son Imhae is still alive.
The old friend suggests that it would be best for him to show Imhae to the envoys instead of killing him. Imhae pretends to be mad in front of the envoys to his brother has trusted in him.
Gwanghae very appreciates of Imhae's efforts and apologizes for suspecting him. But the older brother begs for forgiveness breaking down tears and admits that he plotted conspiracy. The king recalls the words of Kim Gae Shi "Desire is the essence of a man. No limit to man's desire even when he sits on the powerful throne."
When he comes out with tears in his eyes, Yi Cheom appeared behind him suggests that he will handle Imhae.