Murad shouts for the aghas to bring Silahdar to him at once and says you are my closest, the head of my chambers, with my eyes closed I trust you! Silahdar doesn’t know what’s going on and Murad says what is this pig’s head doing in my room?! Who could have put it here and moreover, how could YOU allow this?! Siladar says he will bring whoever did this before Murad and Kosem says you will do well to do that, or else everyone’s heads will roll – starting with yours! Murad sees Farya running and says there! Catch him!
Farya is shot at.
Huseyin agha shouts Catch him! Catch him! Run there! He can’t get away! Where? Where?!
Murad asks where the guy went, and is told that they couldn’t catch him, but that Huseyin agha shot him and he is wounded so can’t get far. Silahdar says that he is somewhere here can’t get through the walls and Murad says if someone isn’t helping them!
Huseyin says that his men are after him but couldn’t catch up – that the perpetrator is near the Pearl mansion. Murad says couldn’t have got to the princess right? Huseyin says I don’t think so, there are guards…Murad says they got into my chamber!!!! I will go look in the pearl mansion, you guys continue searching around here.
Farya asks Margaret to hurry get her night clothes.
Margaret notices her wound. Says she was so scared she would be caught and prayed for her. Farya says I am here now, but I do not know how I will look at Murad after this…
Margaret says you had no other choice Princess.
Murad asks the guards why they left the princess alone. They say when they heard the rifle shot they worried and went to see, but Farya is in her room.
Murad enters and she says I woke because of the gun shot sound. Murad says nothing to fear. She says I was afraid for you.
Kosem meanwhile angrily mumbles that this is what happens when he doesn’t listen…he distanced himself from her and his enemies are getting closer to him and that they got into his room. She tells Haci that sleep is forbidden until they find the traitor who did this. She shouts to Meleki for some ointment.
Murad tells Farya that they will find the perpetrator and that he will rip out their heart with his own hands. Farya says I hope you find them. He notices she looks unwell says you sleep, God give you rest.
Margaret says thank God we are saved and you are fine. Farya says and how will I be rid of the torture from my conscience? Sultan Murad took me into his palace and protected me and what did I do in return? I betrayed him.Murad enters.YOU ARE THAT TRAITOR! *Slap* How could you do that? How?! Margaret pleads saying that Farya isn’t at fault and that “they” threatened her.
Murad shouts while everyone was saying the opposite – I trusted you, I believed you and took me into my palace! But you – you have betrayed me! Throw her in the dungeons!
Kosem asks Murad what the situation is, and if they found out how the perpetrator entered. Murad says it was Farya – the one who thrust a dagger into my back was Farya.
Silahdar says throw them inside then tells Farya until your fate is decided you will stay here. Farya begs to be taken to Murad, Silahdar says shut up, after this you will not even see our Master’s face. She says please, I will explain everything. He says you will explain of course. You will say it from the very beginning. You will explain how it all happened. Farya says let go of me, a princess is before you – I am a princess. He replies your time of being princess is over.
Hezarfen asks Evliya why they are in these outfits and who will know them in this time. Ev says I don’t know about you, but I am someone who is recognized, when you say my name in the four corners of the Capitol, the water stops flowing. Let’s start here. Hez says what are you going to do with the sweet shop, we’re not here to eat…Ev says I won’t eat, I will ask. Come. Greetings Confectioner, give us some akide sarma (type of dessert). The confectioner asks what they do for a living. Hezarfen says he is a textile merchant and this is my man servant. Evliya doesn’t like this but says erm yes, I am. Hezarfen starts complementing Murad. Evliya says bah! that’s just talk…Kosem sultan is the one who really rules the state. A man says shame! Who are you to speak about our Padishah this way? We do not like the ones who speak about our Padishah this way! Ev says sir, we do not like it either. But your Padishah is not a padishah – he is still a child. The men says he is not a child anymore, he is grown now, he has taken the reigns in his own hands now. and that he overcomes the oppressors. Ev says your Sultan if he continues like this, let me tell you he will not be on the throne soon. The men are angry and chase them. Hez says see what you have done?! Ev says but don’t you see they love Sultan Murad! Then he tells the men to stop and says GOOD FOR YOU GUYS and then keeps running. haha
Farya says Silahdar? I thought I was going to be brought before Sultan Murad. I would like to be allowed in his presence. Silahdar says you will not see our Hunkar – no way.
Ayse meanwhile says I knew it – I knew she was a traitor. I warned everyone but no one listened to me. Instead I was accused. Gev says I hope our Hunkar takes her head the way he takes the heads of all the traitors. Kosem says there is no forgiveness for this. They took her with great difficulty from my son’s hands. Now they are interrogating her. In the end she will be executed. Atike says I am shocked – she didn’t seem like that at all. They should look into it well. Maybe she is innocent. Ayse says what innocence? She betrayed outright. Our Majesty should have taken her life right there. Atike says if you look at it like that, well you also betrayed our Majesty – but you’re still with us. Kosem says Atike! Are you comparing a mother of a prince and her (Farya) as one? You all should not interfere in this matters. My lion will do what is necessary thank God.
Silahdar tells Farya that it is obvious she has tricked them, and everything she said from the start was a lie – they have sent her specifically as a spy. Farya says no, I do not accept that. I am not a spy and I never lied to Sultan Murad. Silah says in that case, how do you explain what you did? Farya says I will say – but, I want you to recount everything exactly as I tell it, to Sultan Murad. Otherwise I won’t speak. Silahdar says speak, our Hunkar will know and hear everything don’t worry. She says I was in the garden. A woman came to me – a fabric peddler who always comes into the palace – she told me that my uncle caught my mother and threatened me- if I didn’t do as they asked, they would kill my mother. First, I didn’t believe it – it was impossible because no one knew where she was – except for Sultan Murad who I told. Maybe that is why she was caught, I am not sure. Murad meanwhile recalls telling Sinan to write to the Pasha in Bosnia about Farya. Farya continues, believing or not is in your hands, but this is the truth. They threatened me. I had to do it to save my mother! Silahdar says how do you know they were telling the truth? How do you know they weren’t trying to trick you? Farya says that woman – the peddler gave me a brooch, a family heirloom that she always had on her. It’s in my room you can check if you want. Silahdar says let us say this is true – if they had wanted you to take our Hunkar’s life then what would you do? Farya says never! I would never do that. Rather than kill Sultan Murad, I would rather die with my own dignity! Silahdar says you have disregarded the faith put in you by – and betrayed – a Padishah who has brought you to his palace and protected you. And you come before me and speak of dignity/honour? Is that right?!
Silahdar shouts for aghas. Farya says, Silahdar I know my punishment is death. You will execute me. But please, let me see Sultan Murad one last time. Silahdar says it is too late to beg forgiveness. She says I do expect him to pardon me…I know I don’t have the right to even ask for that, but, I have something to say to him, something for him to…know. Silahdar says yes, tell me. I will tell our Hunkar. Farya says no, he must hear it from me. Silahdar calls for the aghas. Farya says I will go (no need to force me).
Silahdar tells Murad that Farya could be telling the truth but he will investigate the matter personally – especially this peddler lady. He adds, if you wish to accept seeing her – Murad says no need. I want you to call Sinan pasha.
Sinan tells Cornelius that Farya had to do as they asked. Corny says so I hope Sultan Murad understands this otherwise trouble will continue to befall us. Sinan says our warning served both purposes – Princess Farya will be executed as well. Corny is happy and asks if there is news from the sipahi aghas (the ones that got away from the pub where Murad and his men killed the rest) and Sinan says they are being searched for, but they’ve disappeared from fear of Sultan Murad. Corny says I hope they don’t do things on their own again – because of their stupidity many of our men died. Sinan says I will gather everyone under one roof, don’t worry.
Margaret is happy to see Farya who asks how she is. Margy says I was so afraid you wouldn’t return. Farya says what difference does it make? Today or tomorrow – they are going to execute me.
Silahdar tells Haci that Farya spoke of a peddler woman and asks who she is? That according to the gate keepers, her name is Parika/Paika?. Haci says I know her, she has come and gone from the harem many years, Never saw a mistake from her all this time. Is the princess lying? Silahdar says just tell me where I can find this woman. Haci says I can ask Esther hatun she might know. Silahdar says no need I will ask her.
Kemankes says I was looking for you (to Sinan), you left the palace. Sinan wonders why and Kemankes says Silahdar sent word that Murad has called for him. Sinan says then wait a moment, let me get my book perhaps he needs me to write a letter.
Kosem says to Murad Princess Farya came as a murderer and should be executed as traitor. Murad says he wishes to think about this matter. K says what to think about? Her situation is apparent. And she didn’t deny it, what is necessary should be done. Murad says mother, don’t say whatever and expect an answer immediately like you always do – this is your Sultan’s decision. There is some strangeness in the situation that I found it fitting to do this. Kosem says the real strangeness is that a Padishah should be overcome by his feelings. When you give your decree make sure you don’t let that get out of your mind.
Silahdar says to Atike I know you wanted to meet but I don’t have much time. Atike says she knows what happened, she wants to see Farya but was prohibited – and if Silahdar could help – he says impossible. She says she has also fooled me – she was with me since she came here. Maybe there are things she kept hidden from you. Silahdar says I will send the aghas at an appropriate time you can go (see her). Silahdar what is this hurry – if you stay for a while longer she says softly. He says I wanted to stay, but as I said I am investigating the matter I must go. She says fine, when you return we will speak. I will wait for you at night because I have things to say to you.
Kosem is announced in the harem, she says to Haci that Murad wants to think – obviously because the woman (farya) has cast her spell on him (i.e. he’s smitten with her), if he forgives her, I would not be surprised at all. Haci tells her about Silahdar calling him asking about the peddler woman and that he told him about Esther being able to help. Kosem says what is the matter?
Murad says to Sinan that he had asked him to write to Abbas Mehmet Pasha of Bosnia about Farya’s mother. Sinan says the letter has long been sent, the answer should be arriving soon. Kemankes says are you sure it arrived? Could it have not fallen into other hands? Sinan says as always I sent it in the most safeguarded way. Murad says in that case, how did Istvan the scoundrel find her? Sinan says forgive me, I do not know maybe someone on the way got their hands on it, or maybe it happened in Bosnia. Murad says or you said something. As you know there are traitors in my palace. Sinan says he swears by God’s name he would never. It is impossible he has been serving for years, he has written the most secret decrees for years. He says if you doubt me at all, my neck is bowed before you. Murad sends him away.
Kemankes to Murad – Your Majesty, Sinan pasha has been in the Divan for all this time, he was loyal to you in the days of rebellion, he hasn’t made even a small mistake, in other words I do not think he’s going to betray.
Kasim asks Elanor what her name is and he says your name is beautiful like your face. Kosem arrives and says what is the matter, you have been visiting quite a lot. He says he was worried about last night – that he had told her that Gulbahar was coming .Kosem says she completely forget about that, with all the other troubles all that was missing was Gulbahar. Kasim says mother I know it’s none of my business, but – my brother has taken decision to go on campaign. If God forbid they use his absence as an opportunity – you know the traitors shout Beyazid’s name. Kosem tells him to return to his room and stay away from these matters.
Gevherhan tells Beyazid Kasim has said your mother will return. He replies with God’s permission she will return, why did you ask, is there a problem? She says I understand your feelings, in the end she is your mother, you miss her for years, but when I think of her treacherous actions in the past, I fall into suspicion. Beyazid says you cannot decide who is a traitor and who is not. Oh yes – you were married to a traitor until the other day – you didn’t even think to doubt him. Ibrahim says to Gev why are you pushing him this much? Who is this Gulbahar sultan? What did she do in the past that everyone hates her so much?
Gulbahar asks Zeynel agha, how much longer is left (to arrive to the palace). The agha says not much but it’s going to be nightfall soon so they need to stop. Gulbahar says her patience is running out she wants to see her son at once. Zeynel says I know it’s been eight years and eleven months since you’ve been apart from him – don’t worry we will set out by mid-morning.
Sinan is chilling outside and he is speaking to Cornelius, he says sir, Princess Farya is imprisoned and they are interrogating her, because I knew her mother’s whereabouts they are suspicious of me. Cornelius asks if SInan is sure he wasn’t followed. Sinan – I am certain. But it will be of benefit for us if we do not meet for a while. Corny says be careful…when Sultan Murad sets out for war – we will immediately take action. I found the runaway sipahi aghas. You will keep them informed of this matter too. Sinan asks where they are and Corny leaves a note for him.