Once there was a King 23 February 2022: Rana ji was angry at Gayatri and says she didn’t trust him. She says he doesn’t know about a wife’s heart, else she trusted him. Rana ji says had she trusted him she would have waited for him to win and not have interfered. Gayatri says he is getting her wrong. Rana ji says he isn’t getting her wrong, he is just aware that she didn’t trust him completely.
Avdesh felt pain as a lady put a medicine over the bruise on his back. He sits up and puts champagne over it. The old man says it isn’t good to bear the pain and asks why he lost this game today. He had worked so hard to win this Amirkot. Avdesh thinks about Gayatri and says when one gets pure gold then silver gets second on priority. Rana Ji comes from behind, Avdesh says welcome Rana ji. He didn’t believe Avdesh and came to see if he is leaving or not. Rana ji says trust is won, and Avdesh hasn’t trusted him yet. Avdesh tells Rana ji that he must not leave without having a drink. He quotes the old man that the man who can’t control his drink can’t control his wife.
Raaj Mata listens to Gayatri’s anger that it wasn’t mistrust but only worry. Hadn’t Rana ji got worried if she was in the problem? Raaj Mata smiles and asks where is Rana ji, Gayatri says she doesn’t know, he must be in a corner sitting with his best friend. Raaj Mata asks which friend, Gayatri says his anger. Raaj Mata laughs and says Gayatri isn’t only intelligent but also intellectual.
Avdesh tells Rana ji the stories of his bravery with some men. He tells Rana ji that he was the stepson of his father, he was always degraded in front of his stepbrothers, and he killed them all. Rana ji stops drinking at once and asks why the man who killed his brothers left him. Avdesh says he had already lost his fight from Rana ji, thinks about Gayatri, and says Rana ji has family that Avdesh doesn’t have. Rana ji says he is his friend, he can welcome him to his family.
Gayatri gets ready and prepares for the welcome of Rana ji. Kokilla and Kunwar ji watch her from upstairs, Kokilla says if Gayatri and Rana ji get so near to each other, there will soon be an heir. Kunwar ji says they will use Avdesh to get rid of Rana ji and will remove Avdesh by himself.
Cheetah comes into Swarna’s room, she was asleep. Cheetah shuts the window of the room. Swarna coughed while sleeping, he covers her with the quilt and checked on her fever. He says she has a high fever, runs her hands as she coughed. She held his hand in hers as he heads to leave. He sits beside her.
Kokilla says to Kunwar ji that this Avdesh turns his colors as a chameleon. They hear whistles of Rana ji with Avdesh. Raaj Mata comes and asks who is this illiterate. Rana ji and Avdesh were both drunk, Rana ji says this is his friend. Avdesh gets to her feet, he says he is illiterate. Those who don’t get a good brought up at home are like this. Rana ji holds his shoulders, smiles, and tells Raaj Mata he has invited his friend as a guest to the palace for a few days. He asks Raaj Mata to get a room ready for him. He asks about Gayatri. Kokilla says they had seen her in the backyard of the palace. Rana ji says he will call her. Raaj Mata says to Rana ji that she wants to talk to him. Rana ji asks Avdesh to wait here, he will be back soon. Kunwar ji and Kokilla also leave. Avdesh goes towards the backyard.
Gayatri hears the footsteps of an Avdesh and thinks Rana Ji has arrived. She claps and the lights go off. Avdesh comes to the backyard which was decorated with candles. Gayatri comes to hug him from behind and says Rana Ji, I love you a lot and it is said those who love never keep anything in their hearts. He must not be angry with her, because if he is angry she can’t live. Avdesh holds her hand, Gayatri feels the grip awkward, Avdesh confronts her now. She is shocked to see him, as he held her hand tight. He says he didn’t know that the Rani of Amirkot welcomes a guest like this. Gayatri’s dress had been stuck in Avdesh’s bracelet. Rana ji arrives in the backyard as Gayatri still struggled to get rid of her dress. She hurries hearing his footsteps, but Rana ji comes there.