Melia's relief at seeing Nadec's safe return to their room, convinces Nadec about the other woman's loyalty.
Nadec gets an induction about Paralelian laws. It is given by Ayba, the woman who lured her to the skinny housekeeper. She recognises Nadec, despite her male disguise.
Patat and Jodec are reunited for the first time in 52 years. Nadec overhears their conversation before attempting to free the gorwak.
The plan is set in motion. First step: get arrested.