Once there was a King 7 January 2022: Gayatri comes back to palace, Kokilla was coming downstairs singing. She looks at Gayatri who passes her by. Kokilla says that her succeded game has got over again. Rana ji was ordering a caretaker to start the work for renovation of the destructed house. The caretakes takes a leave watching Gayatri on the door. Rana ji says that Gayatri has come home really soon, if she was missing royal palace. Gayatri says he was talking about the destruction of weak houses as they fell due to monsoon. Their relation was also weak, she has come back to renovate it.
Rana ji takes bath, he takes towel from behind. Gayatri asks if he needs something else. He turns to see her, Gayatri says that she will fulfill all the responsibilities of a wife, she didn’t know about the trade else she wouldn’t have married him at all. He must give her a little time. Rana ji moves forward, he asks Gayatri if she has eaten something. Gayatri backs up, Rana ji makes her sit on the bed and says all the responsibilities aren’t of the wife, some are of husbands as well. Everyone is waiting for her on the table, he will just join them. Gayatri leaves happily.
Gayatri comes to the table, Raaj Mata says she is happy that the moon of Royal Palace has returned. Kokilla dislikes, Raaj Mata asks if she felt some spice. Rana ji arrives at the table and watches the chair of Bari Raani maa empty. Raaj Mata says she is sure Bari Raani maa will come back soon. Rana ji says he wants to say something today, something that is important and near to his heart. He says today, a drink for the one he took a long time to understand but all the misunderstanding have gone now. Raaj Mata holds her drink, Rana ji asks Kunwar ji and Kokilla to join them. He tells Laksh to hold his wine as well. He says that in the life of a palace it is very less that one gets happy, else there is always a war going on in palace.
In war, the other’s attack on chest but in palace, one’s owns attack on the back and this is Raaj neeti. He says today we have a person who is a winner player in the palace, this drink is named after that person. Kokilla asks Kunwar ji if he is talking about him or her. Rana ji says that person is… points the drink towards Kunwar ji, then Kokilla, then Laksh and turns to Gayatri. He says she is Rani Gayatri Devi. He says that this innocent face played such a drama with her father that tangled Raaj Mata as well, he says he has seen a number of actors but hasn’t seen an actor like Gayatri. She even acts with her own self, there must be clapping for her. Raaj Mata stops Rana ji and tells the servants to leave. Rana ji shouts that no one will move from their place until he finishes, this is King’s order. He says congratulations Gayatri, she has won her game and has become the Rani of Amirkot. She can dodge everyone but not him, she has become a Raani of Rana ji but Indravadhan will never own her. Rana ji says that the crown of Amirkot has got defeated in front of her but Indravadhan will never. Today is the day of her success, today he announces that she will get all the rights of a Raani in this palace, she has got what she wanted. He drinks from his glass, Laksh, Kokilla and Kunwar also drinks. Rana ji drops the glass. Gayatri was crying. Rana ji leaves.
Raaj Mata says that Rana ji did wrong today. She tells Swarna to take Rana ji inside. Kokilla tells Gayatri to stop her drama, Rana ji has disclosed her truth in front of everyone. Raaj Mata shouts at her to stop it and asks Swarna to take her in her room.
In the room, Swarna takes a leave. Gayatri asks Swarna if she also thinks she has played some trick. Swarna says that she trusts her, and is much attached to Rana ji. She just prays that it all ends soon. Gayatri says he is getting away from her as much as she tries to get closer from him. Swarna hugs her.
In the morning, Kunwar ji was in the room. Rana ji takes a seat and was involved in his files. Kunwar ji says that Rana ji has taken British government in his own hands well, he has also straightened his relation with British government that went bad because of Rani. He says it wont be of any use, because she will keep on ruining the relations with British. He must put Raani out of the palace and take the office of Rani from her. Rana ji says that Kunwar ji must stay silent, whatever relations he has with his wife, she is Rani of Amirkot. It wont be good for him to say something against Raani in the palace. Rana ji says that he is the Raja here, and she is his Rani, if someone goes against her, it means he is against him. Rana ji leaves. Kunwar ji says he hasn’t done any attack yet, else nor he will remain a Rani or he the Raja.