Jodha Akbar 18th February written episode: Akbar talks to Adgar Khan regarding the administration of the state. He smells some corruption in the system and orders Adgar to keep watch. When he is worried about the matters of the state, Jodha’s sweet song touches his ears, his troubled mind finds peace and solace. He cannot help visiting Jodha’s room.
Akbar asks Jodha about her experience of the tour. He asks what Jodha liked more, the tour or his company in the tour. Jodha gives no straight answer to this question, rather orders some lukewarm water. She gives a warm bath and massage to Akbar’s foot as she notices injuries there.
As Jodha finds that Akbar is in a light mood, she thinks of giving him an important news. After much hesitation, she informs Akbar that she visited Bakshi Banu’s chamber and has come to know that she is pregnant. Akbar becomes angry with her as she has broken the Mughal rules by meting a criminal. He pays no heed to Jodha’s plea for forgiving Bakshi Banu.
Jodha’s sudden visit to her chamber in an unusual hour surprises Hamida Begum. Jodha repeats the same plea to Hamida Begum, regarding Bakshi Banu. Like Akbar, Hamida also rejects this plea at once. She reminds Jodha how Sharifudin and Bakshi Banu tried to malign and defame Jodha, how they played with her honour. Jodha still sticks to her point. She tells Hamida that Bakshi Banu is repenting and she should be forgiven. A person’s mistake cannot be corrected by punishment, a wrongdoer changes only by repentance—says Jodha. And she puts emphasis on the fact that the lady is pregnant and she needs her family around her.
Akbar is surprised to find all his Begums and his mother together at his chamber. He asks his mother whether anything is wrong. Hamida Begum brings the proposal of forgiving Bakshi Banu and Akbar refuses to do so.
In prison, Sharifuddin is informed that he is to be shifted to other prison. He also comes to know that his wife has conceived, his face glows with the thought of freedom, as he foresees such future in this news.