As the show moves forward, Royal Tutor Jung has officially left the Palace. Now the time for goodbye has come for the two lovers. What awaits the Crown Prince in the future? Will she manage to stay apart from him?
Ji Woon leaving the palace
The show moved forward as Ji Woon left for Unyang and to move on. On his way for departure, Lady So Eun came to see him. She was in tears and told him to stay, but Ji Woon was too eager to leave the palace and the city. While they both were talking, Lee Hwi’s uncle saw them talking and mistook them as lovers.
The stubborn uncle he was, told the Left State Councilor about the affair of the to-be-crown princess with Royal Tutor. After the judgment, all royals declared that So Eun should leave the town with her father, who was asked to resign the position he was withholding.
Lee Hwi’s uncle's punishment and death
Talking about more of that uncle’s arrogance, we saw that he was forcefully trying to take the maid of So-eun. But, thankfully, the crown prince came at the right moment and helped that maid. Also, the Crown Prince warned her uncle to behave and try to act like a nobleman. He did not listen and murdered that maid brutally. Encountering the dead body of that maid in So-Eun’s house herself, she could not stop herself from taking any action on the matter. Lee Hwi could not handle the reason for that maid’s death as she was of lowlife and remembered the fact of her death when she was young.
For the punishment, Lee Hwi said to her uncle to ask for forgiveness in front of that maid’s grave. The punishment was the worst for her uncle as he was a nobleman and belonged to a royal family. He did as he was told and, the punishment took the best out of him as he committed suicide.
He was found dead near a river with a note where he asked for the judgment upon the punishment, Crown Prince gave him. As the matter moved forward, Lee Hyun’s Hyung met with the Great Lord Changcheon for the dethronement of the Crown Prince.
The dethronement of the Crown Prince
People of Lord Changcheon were out in front of the gate of the palace, asking for the dethronement. His Majesty asked Lord Changcheon about the cause of the matter and if he was the one behind it. While they were having the conversation, Lord Sangheon broke into the room and slapped Lord Changcheon for even thinking of dethroning the Crown Prince.
In the Crown Prince’s chamber, Eunuch Hong told her to keep her pride aside and ask for forgiveness from His Majesty, but Lady Kim told her that she did well.
The secret of Lee Hwi
Later in the night, Lord Hyun finally told Lee Hwi about knowing the fact that she was a woman in the disguise of her twin brother. He told her to leave the palace before the people asking for dethronement would sentence her to execution. Lee Hyun gave her a pair of red shoes he was waiting to give her at the right moment.
When she was admiring those shoes and walking in them, His Majesty saw her and went back to his chambers. The next morning he announced the dethroning of the Crown Prince. When Lee Hwi asked for the reason, His Majesty told her that this was to keep her safe. He already knew the fact that she was a girl, since the death of Lee Hwi’s mother and his wife.
The news of dethronement went all over the country and so did Ji Woon. He met Lee Hwi at the Dam-i’s house and asked her to go with him. Unfortunately, she refused him and said she would go on her path.
On the day of leaving the palace, she was accompanied by Lee Hyun, Ji Woon’s father, Eunuch, and Lady Kim with maids. While on her way she saw red ribbons tied on the trees by Ji Woon made her happy.
But soon, the royal guard of His Majesty came and took Lee Hwi, and Ji Woon tried to stop his father from taking Lee Hwi with him. The royal guard told her that Lord Sanghoen was planning to bring Lee Hwi back to the Palace. The royal guard told Lee Hwi to go alone on the ship as the soldiers would be behind them. She was wearing a woman’s dress given by her father with a note saying how sorry he felt for her and how he has always loved her.
The confession to Ji Woon
Lee Hwi was taken by Ji Woon on the ship while proclaiming her to be his wife. When they reached the place, Lee Hwi said she had a confession to make. But, the soldiers came in, and they started running. Finally, they achieved this by hiding from them. Ji Woon saw that her arms were in blood and he took her near a pond where he brought herbs for healing her.
Ji Woon opened her blouse to put herbs on her arms and Lee Hwi stopped him. She said that she would do it by herself. She opened her blouses and Ji Woon was shocked to finally know her secret and the confession she was trying to make.