Seol-hwa blocks Dae-gil’s path and refuses to budge until he agrees to bring her along on their mission to catch Tae-ha. Dae-gil is just about to turn his horse the other way, when Eop-bok fires his musket.
There is only one son of the Crown Prince left alive, and Tae-Ha must save him. Tae-Ha, with his secret message from the Crown Prince himself, must get to and save the last son of the Crown Prince and avenge his master’s murder.
Tae-Ha was not born a slave. Rather, he chose to swear an oath to defend the Crown Prince, thus he endured the loss of his command, the torture, the permanent branding of slave symbol on his forehead, because he had a greater purpose.
Dae-gil had begged his father to allow him to marry Un-nyun, saying that he couldn't live without her. Furious, his father had ordered that Un-nyun be locked up in the storage room, where she would be left to die from dehydration.
King Injo asks his number two man, the Left State Minister Lee Gyeong Shik, about the happenings in Jeju Island, where the last surviving son of the murdered Crown Prince So-Hyeon was supposed to be killed.
There are certain fates that are just not meant to be. After Dae-gil's relentless chase to find Tae-ha and Un-nyun, he hits a dead-end where he has to face reality and accept that Un-nyun has moved on and has found happiness.