Jodha Akbar 17th February written episode: In the tour Rukaiya makes separate bedroom to sleep with Akbar and sends Jodha outside. At night Akbar comes out and watches Jodha sleeping . When he lies beside Rukaiya, his mind and soul remain with Jodha. The three come back from the tour. Everyone notices that Jodha is looking much happy and showing no sign of fatigue due to the journey.
Adam Khan’s men inform him that his sleuths followed Akbar and traced him in an unprotected condition, without his soldiers, in Todarmal’s house. The dacoits attacked the place to kill Akbar, but he alone fought against them and killed all of them.
Coming back to the palace, Akbar calls an urgent meeting. Adam Khan apprehends that Akbar might have been informed about the dacoits. Akbar discusses about the attack. He expresses his disgust over the fact that he has never been informed about the gang of dacoits. He cannot understand why the Mughal staffs have failed to demolish the gang. Akbar sniffs some conspiracy; he orders Adam Khan to investigate.
When Rukaiya is feeling content over the fact that she has been able to keep Jodha away from Jalal, Maha Manga again starts her brainwash session on Rukaiya. She says that Rukaiya has made a tour like a common woman, without her royal dress and royal customs. So, ultimately Jodha has snatched her dignity away.
Jodha distributes some pious items from Salim Shaikh’s darga, among the relatives. Salima forbids her to meet Bakshi Banu, as she is a criminal in Akbar’s eyes. But Jodha is determined to meet her, as she prayed for her life, in the moment of crisis.
Jodha excitedly describes the tour to Moti, Salima Begum and Hamida Begum. All are happy to see her enthusiasm and they notice that her chemistry with Akbar has changed. They see a good future in their relationship.
Jodha herself also notices that, there is a queer excitement in her feelings, when she is describing the tour or explaining Akbar’s behavior with her. This excitement is absolutely new to her!