Bongsam manages to stay alive thanks to Kim Bohyeon’s letter that Seondol brought. Sorye and Bongsam promise not to be separated again. Gil Sogae finds a hidden message from Kim Bohyeon. Bongsam comes back to Hanyang, but is set to be executed for losing 2,000 seom of rice.
Then, Bongsam goes to Pyeonggang to deliver paper to Wonsan. Shin Seokju, who’s had his eye on the paper for years, orders Gil Sogae to stop Cheon Bongsam. Gil Sogae is determined to successfully complete this task and impresses Shin Seokju. Meanwhile, Bongsam finds out the truth about his father’s death.