In Woo gets his father's consent mentioning advantage of a political alliance with Gwanghae (Cha Seung Won) and oppresses the Princess to accept their marriage to keep the King and to bring stability to the country.
After a few remarks, he notices that the very smart lady has been deeply attached to the one man. Being handed the letter from Yeo Jung, he has a smile of satisfaction reading about the former court lady's artifice about the Princess' marriage of convenience.
The King's remark that he will accept Qing's offer in return for the repatriation of prisoners of war initiates all key retainers' strong opposition. Hong Joo Won's father also implores him with tears in his eyes to overturn the decision not for his son but for the nation. Gwanghae answers that his people's life is as important as the country and Jeongmyeong watches him from a distance.
Prince Neungyang (Kim Jae Won) notices that the situation is working against him as Joo Sun gives him a wide berth. Kim Ja Jeom introduces himself to the Prince leaving door of Gyeongungung and he says that he wants to buy him a drink. Sitting in front of a table of drinks and snacks, Neungyang stares at the man saying that he lets him take the royal seat.
Hong Joo Won (Seo Kang Joon) recovers his consciousness in the Qing's prison and Yi Ja kyung (Gong Myeong) who disguises himself as a camp guard tries to find the young man for Hawi. Qing decides to execute some prisoners to make an example of the prisoners in order to warn Joseon for delayed credentials and Ja Kyung finds him in a group of people.
When Gwanghae decides to use force to break up the subjects keeping the credential, his step sister asks to have an audience with the King and seeks his permission about the marriage with the eldest son of his political opponent.