Queen Inyeol, a head of Royal Noble Consort (the title of royal concubines of Unified Silla, Goryeo and Joseon Dynasty periods) allows Princess Jeongmyeong (Lee Yeon Hee) to deal with Jo Yeo Jung (Kim Min Seo) according to the royal law. Princess orders a court lady to lash the court lady's calf to enforce strict discipline and the ambitious woman grits her teeth swearing revenge. Yeo Jung tell King Injo (Kim Jae Won) about the humiliation between her sobs to make him angry.
Injo decides to destroy the political opponent at any cost. Kim Ja Jeom (Jo Min Ki) goes to visit Jeongmyeong and tells her he feels sorry for her not choosing an easy way. However, she strongly says that she will show him justice will prevail in the end. The new influential person thinks over the pregnant words of her.
Choi Myeong Gil (Im Ho) secretly asks Hong Joo Won (Seo Kang Joon) to let him meet with Jeongmyeong. Kang Joo Sun (Jo Sung Ha) meets the new powerful man in secrecy to maintain power and his wife finds a way to contact the greed woman.
As Kim Ja Jeom calms down Yeo Jung saying that she should wait for an opportunity, the angry woman starts to persuade Injo persistently to bring Jeongmyeong to her knees as soon as possible. Ja Jeom secretly directs a closely aid the Yeo Jung to let him know quickly before she causes trouble.
Injo doesn't hide his hostility toward the Princess whenever he faces her and warns her against recklessness.
Yeo Jung meets a police chief leaving the Ja Jeom's spy out and instructs him to put a tail on Jeongmyeong. On her way to see Joo Won, the Princess notices that someone shadows her stealthily. She decides to stick her neck out to meet Choi Myeong Gil even if she falls into a trap.
Yi Ja kyung (Gong Myeong) extricates Joo Won out of dangers when he is threaten with a knife to come clean about plotting of treason from King's people.
On her way to forward a secret letter to Princess, Eun Seul (Hyun Seung Min) is taken into Podocheong (a government body that was responsible for the arrest and punishment of criminals during the Joseon Dynasty) and her mother also gets arrested. Jeongmyeong is on the point of running to them when Yeo Jung comes to see her with a bright smile. She shows her superstitious things including a voodoo doll that harm the King and Jeongmyeong looks hard at the foxy young lady.