Jodha Akbar November 21st episode: Akbar declares his judgment that Rashid and his wife have forever protected Salim and have been loyal to the state, so they can never be traitors. He pardons them for unknowingly giving shelter to a traitor.
Rukaiya comes to meet Salim with sweets. Rahim stops her and forbids to go inside. She says that she does not care for punishment. She violates Rahim’s warning and meets Salim. She tells him that some people planned to kill him and Nadira’s father was involved in the plot; but Jodha and Akbar have pardoned them. Salim is made to believe that only Rukaiya loves him and his parents are busy with themselves. Rukaiya intoxicates him with marijuana.
Rukaiya is called in the court. Akbar scolds her for violating his order and meeting Salim. She says that her love for Salim made her bound to do so. Akbar reprimands her saying that others also love Salim but her display of love is exaggerated. He gives an order that Rukaiya should not be allowed to go out until Salim is back. Rukaiya fumes.
Both Akbar and Jodha feel deserted in Salim’s absence. Akbar keeps sharp vigilance on Salim’s security, while Jodha keeps praying for Kader. Jodha starts going to the temple everyday and doing noble deeds. But Kader shows no sign of recovery, rather his health deteriorates.
Now there is a question in the air, while Salim would ever be able to come back to the palace!