Mahmud, by virtue of his growing prominence at the royal palace, is extremely hurtful towards Nisa. Nisa, though distraught and powerless, reminds Mahmud that she still knows everything he is up to when she hints at his affair with Hoshiyaar. She expresses her pain to Ruqaiyya too who can sense that she’s still hurting. Even Akbar and Nisa share an awkward moment when Khurram introduces her to his grandfather. Nisa is dealt a further blow from fate when she has an untimely miscarriage.