Prince Neungyang (Kim Jae Won) makes people fear of an attack from Ming and Kang Joo Sun (Jo Sung Ha) pulls the wires from behind him to lead demonstrations against the opposition to troop dispatch. Gwanghae (Cha Seung Won) wants to persuade people by himself foreseeing that Qing will attack Joseon in revenge for the dispatch when it hold the hegemony in China.
It breaks the King's heart to see the rioters are suppressed ruthlessly. Gwanghae blames himself with weeping eyes and hearts feeling useless looking at a final notice from Ming.
Princess Jeongmyeong (Lee Yeon Hee) who wants to help him to overcome difficulties entreats Gwanghae to send the troops offering him an act where Hawgidogam workers' fingerprints on to agree to fight for the nation and the King.
Neungyang is elated at the news that the nation will dispatch soldiers and looks for the mastermind who sent him the anonymous letter.
Jeongmyeong bumped into the Prince in the street insults him to his face about disturbing the national state of mind.
Princess Jeongmyeong decides to go with the troops as a member of Hawgidogam in spite of vehement opposition of Queen Inmok (Shin Eun Jung) and the King.
Kang In Woo (Han Joo Wan) grabs Hong Joo Won (Seo Kang Joon) by the collar heavily criticizing his friend for his irresponsible behavior and he visits Kim Gae Shi (Kim Yeo Jin) not to let the Princess leave the country.
Joo Won wants to true to his word to protect Jeongmyeong as he made the firm promise when he was young. But it is no use for him trying to persuade her. The Princess holds his hand and he hugs her tightly.