Nisa gives birth to Laadli. Ruqaiyya visits Laadli and asks Nisa to pray for Salim's return. When Ali Quli discusses courtly matters with Nisa, she wonders how Khusrau will gain support at court and from the people. She writes to Salim. Akbar apologizes to Ruqaiyya for his indiscretion over Nadira. Murad dies but not before telling Akbar that Salim will return to Lahore. While on his way back, Salim receives news about Murad's death and is shattered.