A misguided love can easily be turned into something hurtful, but true love will always seek to protect the one who is loved. Hong Joo strikes back at Queen Shim and Seo Ri protects her mother. Sunjo is still convinced Seo Ri is out to kill him but is slowly coming around. Poong Yeon becomes Hong Joo’s newest puppet even as Hong Joo loses her former puppet(s). And Jun makes a promise to the king that we’ve all been waiting for him to make.