The Queen's son, the fourth brother, has come to receive the medicine from the Empress, but he has failed to do so. The Queen scolds him for his conduct, saying that he has "failed in his conduct" and that he must choose between the Empress and her daughter-in-law, the concubine. She also scolds his mother for having died in the cold palace. She says that he and his mother are in love, but that the old witch is making it difficult for them. The old witch says that she can cure the girl's eyes or marry her, but she can only choose between them. She asks why his mother would have died if she were in love. The King says that the Queen and her son are in a love for each other, but the old Witch is making things difficult for both of them. He asks if the Emperor meant that the medicine was in the valley, and the King replies that he did not mean that the emperor meant that it was there. He also says that it is clear that the Emperor has misgivings about the Empress's return to the palace, for he framed the noblewoman for having a affair with the General of the State to quash fengpa. He says that if the Queen marries Biyuan, she will have even less of a right to the throne. He adds that if they go to the valley to cure Biyuan for his eyes, they will only hold him back, because the Emperor is as ignorant as he is. He tells the King to hurry and report the news to the Empress. He will definitely marry Biyuan.