Koka and Mahabat warn Salim that Daniyaal is trying to win favor in the court as well as the zenana and Salim needs to be wary of him but Salim seems to be lost in another world. He and Nisa have another romantic rendezvous. During this meeting, Nisa gives Salim some very valuable advice. Salim tells Akbar that he wants the campaign in Rajasthan and not the one in Deccan. Abul Fazl and Daniyaal cannot believe their luck as the prestigious Deccan campaign has landed in their laps.