Shin barely manages to cover up for Chae-kyeong’s surprise announcement. The adults of the royal family get very angry at Chae-kyeong’s actions, which were not in line with the ordinary palace rules. Seeing this, Shin feels sad and angry at the same time. Because of the incident, the scandal of the crown princess blows up again and Hwa-young gets nervous so she decides to use Chae-kyeong as the scapegoat to protect her son. Chae-kyeong kneels in front of the Emperor to ask for his forgiveness and cries, and Shin just ignores her. Because of the incident Shin’s ability to be Emperor gets questioned and as this deepens Yool gains trust from the Emperor. In the middle of all this, however, Yool can’t stand looking at Chae-kyeong having such a hard time and reveals his feelings in front of all the royal adults.