Goo Hae-ryung tells Goo Jae-gyeong that she doesn’t want to get married. Yi Rim is curious about how the public truly feels about his writing.
Hae-ryung gets distressing news from Jae-gyeong about her betrothal. The king finds out about Yi Rim’s activities. Yi Jin makes a controversial ruling.
Hae-ryung sits for the examination and contends with Yi Jin’s questions about her point of view. Yi Rim tries to find the woman impersonating Maehwa.