Nan'an, China, 1529
Shao Jun races to a nearby tower bridge crossing, and scales its sides to keep hidden from guards. Inside, she finds that it is actually an explosives store and uses the opportunity to set fire to a few bombs, ultimately utterly destroying the tower as she makes her escape.
Wang Yangming continues to battle against Qiu Ju and his soldiers but is heavily wounded. Shao Jun arrives, and starts to assist him, dispatching several enemies. A monk from the nearby Buddhist temple calls out, telling them all that they should not bring violence to the temple of Buddha. Qiu Ju yields to the request and withdraws his men, but as he leaves he mocks Jun that he has already achieved his aim. Wang Yangming collapses to the ground and tells Jun to keep fighting for peace and order as he finally succumbs to his fatal injuries.