Hong Joo Won (Seo Kang Joon) and the firing squad fight against the rebel army and withstand the attack to hold the strength loss of frontier guards to a minimum until Kang In Woo (Han Joo Wan) and the government troops enter the palace.
In Woo extricates Princess Jeongmyeong (Lee Yeon Hee) from dangers very timely and Yi Gwal is finally killed by his subordinates.
King Injo (Kim Jae Won) comes back shaming himself acting cowardly in dangerous situation and Queen Inmok (Shin Eun Jung) gives a scornful look to the incompetent King. Injo makes a firm determination to be a gracious king who will be greatly admired by all the people in country.
The powerful try to paper over their faults and blame others as they always do. Despite of the King's firm resolution, he shows a weak-kneed attitude acquiescing in Kim Ja Jeom (Jo Min Ki)'s opinion that he needs to tighten security in the capital.
Jeongmyeong criticizes the selfish man for not strengthening the defenses of frontiers to invasion by Qing before she leaves the palace as a married woman of royal family and advises him to keep in mind that he is not master of the country.
A lot of anti-fans of Lee Yeon Hee says that her acting is lacking and it's hard to enjoying the historical drama because of her although it is quite interesting.
I know her performance isn't top notch yet due to awkward facial expressions, especially when she is in sorrow, and simple tone of voice. Obviously, she is pretty but not an gifted actress, however, as I see, she is growing step by step as a real performer.
I want to say to all the anti-fans of her.
Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou will judge others with the judgment of charity. (John Mitchell Mason)