This episode aired on April 22, 2019. Spoiler Alert!
King Yeongjo learns that there are various provinces that have been attacked and taken over by the rebels and that Lee In-jwa is planning to take on the capital next. He meets in private with Chairman of Congress Min and Chief Justice Jo and tells them how horrible he feels for this was the largest rebellion to date in the kingdom and also one targeted at the king. Both Lord Min and Jo comfort him by telling him that it had nothing to do with his inability to be king, but rebels just taking advantage of the confusion in the government.
All of King Yeongjo’s friends and their assistants, get ready for battle. Mun su, Jang-dal and Ah-bong say goodbye to Yeo ji who is very unhappy about not being able to go to battle. They all gather at the palace and are addressed by the king who says that his royal command if for them to all come back alive and not let their lives be taken by those traitors! They all march out of city to battle and stop the rebels.
Mun-su and Dal Moon go off from the main group to spy on the enemy and when they meet they are shocked for the rebels are much closer to the capital then they thought. They rush back to inform the General of War. They decide to wait and attack the enemy at Jiksan.
Back in his palace the King complains to Jang-dal, that he feels useless, that what can he do at the palace. Jang- dal tells him the best answer: his job! He must try to find a way to prevent a rebellion like this in the future. What was causing the rebellion was that the Namins felt left out of the government appointments. King Yeongjo decides to talk to Chief Justice Jo to ask him to arrange a meeting with all the remaining Namin aristocrats in the capital to offer a political deal. He then has a meeting with the Chairman of Congress Min, but he says that he can’t support that motion becasue it would take the power away form his faction, the Norons. King Yeongjo is so disappointed.
Court Lady Jo-hong rushes to tell King Yeongjo, that Yeo ji is considering leaving the palace for battle. He rushes over to her and begs her not to go by saying: “Please stay here, Yeo ji. At least you should stay by my side. I cannot put you in danger as well. If I fail to protect you… if that happens…” Yeo ji is moved to tears by his sentiment and stays with him.
King Yeonjo meets with the Namin and they tell him that as goos as his intentions are, his words are empty words unless the Noron agree to give some of the government positions to the Namins. The Chairman of Congress and head of Noron Min has a change of heart as he walks in the empty city. He meets later with the king and agrees to give some of the Noron seats in the government to the Namin. King Yeongjo is overjoyed! His joy is short lasting as he waits in anticipation for news about the rebellion and his men. As Mun su and his troops wait at “Jiksan,” he states… Please! Please! This battle, we must surely win!
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