Hong Joo Won (Seo Kang Joon) hands Yi Ja kyung (Gong Myeong) a key of prison where Hawi (Lee Yeon Hee) is fettered in. He decides to take the distrained sulfur into dock while the male slave saves her from the jail. Hawi is in danger of putting to death as soon as Joseon Tongsinsa leaves for Joseon. She stamps her foot waiting for the guy who will come to save her before the vessels set off.
The guard of Joo Won sets fire to a warehouse to lure soldiers into a trap and Ja Kyung watches his opportunity to extricate Hawi out of danger. Joo Won reaches a crossroad where he has to decide to leave with the sulfur or to save her as the delegation is about to make an early start due to bad weather.
"Haurry up! Go! You have but one thing to do in Joseon. You have still survived to get even with your enemy for your dead brother. I will surely find you wherever you are. Please go, Princess!" Ja Kyung says to Jeongmyeong shedding tears.
The warrior violently fights against the soldiers despite of an injury. Joo Won secretly directs his man to bring him the navigator's chart before the whistle blows to give notice that the boat is about to leave.
Princess Jeongmyeong wails miserably watching the ships moving gradually farther away. At the moment, she finds a ferryboat carrying Joo Won approaches slowly toward her.
"Are you alright? I'm so so sorry to late. The plan didn't go quite right." he worries about a wound.
"What took you so long, bitch? I... I left Ja Kyung alone." She cries a lot.
A male attendant treats a cut on Gwanghae (Cha Seung Won)'s shoulder in a barrack without a court physician. The King adjusts his dress in a hurry when Yi Icheom (Jung Woong In) comes to see him.
The minister of Culture and Education reports that a group of Ming border guards visited the Joseon's military camp because of a commotion near the border last night. Gwanghae shuts his eyes to the fact, but Yi Icheom wants to know there is something cooking. The King makes him feel emotional highs calling him 'the Minister of War.' He rides a cockhorse when he hears the good news, but he doesn't stop doubt about the King's behavior.
The ship heading to Joseon doesn't move because of a breakdown. Joo Won speaks loudly about a pintle caused the failure to make Kang Joo Sun (Jo Sung Ha) stop his doubt when Joo Sun's man is reporting about Joo Won haven't 's seen all day long.
Joo Won wraps his handkerchief the around the wound to stop the bleeding.
"Why did you say 'this time'? Have we met before?" He asks but she doesn't answers.
"You promised that you will find me and insure me against risks. However, you are Gwnaghae's man now..." she thinks to herself looking at him.
The next day, Hwai standing on the deck has the handkerchief swept off by the wind.
"Mother! I'm coming to get lost things back." she makes a promise to herself.
Joo Won enters the palace to look at the King. Gwanghae loses his reason because of the retainer who shows ridicule in front of the King.
"You would be beheaded, if you didn't come with the sulfur. Why didn't you ask me that you was availed of for political gain?" he expresses anger to the subject who says that he brought the sulfur not for the King but the nation.
"I don't deserve it because I brought them not to give in to you." he confidently added looking the King in the eye about to give a prize.
After he left, Gwanghae orders Kim Gae Shi (Kim Yeo Jin) to let Heo Gyun (Ahn Nae Sang) find out a man controlling from behind. Heo Gyun intentionally runs into by Yoon Do Ha.
Jeongmyeong manages to find a house where Queen Inmok (Shin Eun Jung) is under house arrest. She asks some people about the whereabouts, but they are afraid to speak out about the former queen. She is afflicted at the miserable situation, but she has hope looking at two senior statesmen who still visits her mother.
Jeongmyeong draws a sword as there is a sense of someone approaching when she comes into Joo Won's house. But she is rather threatened by Kang In Woo (Han Joo Wan). He notices that she disguises herself as a man.
"Do you live alone because of 'a secret woman'?" In Woo asks his friend with amusement. Jeongmyeong is embarrassed and Joo Won gazes at her face in surprise.