Moses notices a lolly placed next to the “medicine”. Mary’s servant says Charmaine gave it, telling them they can drink the medicine at ease. The lolly will sweeten any bitterness. Based on Charmaine’s words, he realises the medicine isn’t poisoned. He drinks it in relief and tells Mary to do the same. He was right! It is revealed that Charmaine intercepted the two cups and had changed them before they reached Mary. Phew…
As a result, Susan and Edwin are convinced they really are infected with the illness. The two are finally sent out of the palace! As Moses is sitting inside the carriage once again, he thinks back to Charmaine; and the first time she gave a lolly to him. He peers out of his carriage but she no where to be seen. He really does miss her. Charmaine is elsewhere, standing by the turtle’s grave, wishing Moses and Mary has a happy and safe life outside the Palace. Aw… I still really like this pairing!
Meanwhile, Kevin approaches her, and gives her a gift. Since Moses is out of the Palace, the one person Kevin worries most about is Charmaine. He hopes this scent holder can keep her safe and healthy. Kevin is constantly mesmerized by Charmaine, and the two feel a strong attraction between them.
However, as Kevin and Charmaine’s relationship grow to a new level, they are both taken aback by the expectations of those within the Palace. Kevin’s father was accused of having an affair with a servant and was almost kept imprisoned! Luckily Kevin hastily found out the truth behind the affair, and his father is able to redeem himself. This incident was a reality check for both Charmaine and Kevin, who become disappointed that they potentially cannot be together… How will their relationship turn out?
Even with Moses and Mary out of the Palace, an illness has been spreading around and most have feared for their health. The Palace Proceedings organised for everyone to carry scent holders, said to promote good health. As Tavia approaches Mandy to give her one, she smells an unusual aroma around her. Mandy explains Edwin (the Emperor) has been really afraid lately by the illnesses, and she hopes she can do something for him. She found a priest who claims this medicine (with the terrible smell), will enhance Edwin’s health and well being. He has used it a few times and it appears he is getting better, and consequently more happy. Tavia is a little worried and explains that previous few Emperors also in-took some kind of pill and have died as a result. However, Mandy empathizes the Priest guarantees it is safe to use.
Meanwhile, Edwin is over at Tracy’s who performs to him a (rather seductive) dance to please him, with Kara personally preparing a soup for him. All seems to be going well, until he drinks the soup and ends up coughing out blood! He passes out which shakes the Palace! Kara is instantly locked up as being the suspect.
Hor Wai and the others discuss the cause of the incident. After investigation, they discover the soup has no sign of poison, nor does the recipe contain anything suspicious or harmful. Edwin is still unconscious and not even the best doctors can work out what is wrong. At this moment, Tavia enters and claims she knows the reason behind Edwin’s illness.
Tavia and Hor Wai see Susan to inform her about the pill Mandy has been using. The Head of the Army (played by Kwok Lun) disses her claims, questioning why Mandy would tell a low-level servant such as herself about it. However, seeing as the doctors are clueless about the cause, Kwok Lun volunteers to search Mandy’s room. It turns out he was the one who told Mandy to give the Emperor the pill! Mandy realises his evil plot and plans to dob him into Susan. However, he kills her to destroy all evidence!.. What an innocent death..
With Mandy’s death, the evil Kwok Lun gets away and the Emperor is saved. Although saddened by Mandy’s departure, Charmaine and Tavia are relieved the House of Proceedings once again overcame an obstacle. Tavia was summoned upon by Hor Wai and she excitedly enters, confident she will get praised this time for saving the Emperor.
The stars just doesn’t shine upon Tavia! Instead of thanking or praising her, she is scolded at and blamed! Poor Tavia >_<!! They blame her for concealing her knowledge about the pill in the first place, and only coming out after the whole mess has risen. She was completely innocent and only did the right thing, yet she gets this… What’s wrong with these people? They have no logic.. she is the one who saved them all! If it was Charmaine instead of Tavia, I’m sure everyone would shower her with compliments.. it’s pretty unfair. Does anyone else think this, or do you think it really was Tavia’s fault?
At the end of the Episode, Edwin has a nightmare that Moses wants to kill him. Although Moses and Mary are no longer in the palace, he fears knowing their existence. Susan states they must be killed immediately! Uh-oh!