As Yi Gwal, the former police chief, and their armed forces continue their sweeping upturn, King Injo (Kim Jae Won) gets into uncontrollable confusion and key retainers watch for an opportunity to run away. Kim Ja Jeom (Jo Min Ki) swears his fidelity to the King who deliberates who he will go with and Injo has no choice but to entrust him with full powers to control of the armed forces.
Princess Jeongmyeong (Lee Yeon Hee) suggests the King let the members of the firing squads as part of Byeoljocheong (Hawgidogam) defend the capital and the people.
After he has the private consultation with the Princess, he decides to fight against the rebellion for the people.
Kim Ja Jeom and Jo Yeo Jung (Kim Min Seo) persuade the King that there is no other choice but to flee from the royal palace to plan for the future. The reed shaken with the wind follows their decision and betrays the people's trust in the King.
Hong Joo Won (Seo Kang Joon) and Jeongmyeong have a wedding in a very small way at Byeoljocheong the night before the rebel troops arrives at Hanyang.
When Yi Gwal and his forces swoop on the military camp, the Princess shows herself without any fear.