Harun Al Rashid falls sick and is bedridden. He hides in Zubaida’s suite and asks her to keep the news form everyone. She seizes the opportunity and has her son Al Amine, sit on the throne much to the disdain of the Barmakkis.
Inside the palace, a sword fight takes place between Harun Al-Rashid's men and the followers of Ja'far bin Musa Al-Hadi who intend to overthrow the caliph. Harun Al-Rashid, meanwhile, goes on a trip outside Baghdad.