Suleyman prepares for Rhodes. Lala Pasha and Suleyman discuss the valide sultan's promise. Maria, now Gulnihal, is used by Ibrahim to get back at Hurrem.
Ayse continues to be suspicious of Sadika. Mruat Sultan's wife and son escape from Rhodes.
Suleyman sets out for Rhodes and becomes angry with Hurrem. Victoria slowly becomes involved with the valide sultan's close circle.
Matrakci Nasuh's guest keeps him occupied. King Louis starts to plot to destroy Suleyman from the inside.
Gulnial receives a package from Hurrem. The valide sultan decides to stop Hurrem but faces something far more serious.
Hurrem is in critical condition following an incident and the harem tries to minimize and ignore the the significance. Suleyman gears up for the campaign.
Ayse Hatun becomes concerned with Victoria, a new member of the harem. Hatice begins to fall into despair, while Hurrem receives some interesting news.
Ibrahim causes elebi Mehmet's secret to get out. Hurrem's becomes uneasy when Suleyman attends to Mustafa. Sadika slowly gets closer to Suleyman.
Suleyman is the heir to his father's throne. Alexandra, delivered on a slave ship from the Black Sea, creates a scene in harem.
The viziers become skeptical about Lala Pasha leaving. Hurrem gives Gulnihal a harsh reality and Ibrahim's plan is off to a good start.
Suleyman traveled away for his campaign and the valide sultan devises a scheme to drive off Hurrem, but she has a different plan.
Nigar Kalifa becomes involved Mahidevran and Hurrem. Rhodes shares some shocking news and upon Suleyman's arrival, he hears about a conspiracy.
Hurrem's discovery puts her in an even more dangerous situation. After charing at King Louis II's castle, Suleyman puts his sights on Belgrade.
The sultan is celebrated at a small homecoming and Suleyman's cold behavior to Mahidevran leaves her to finally put an end to Hurrem.
Hurrem's tempers worsens when she learns more about the night during her labor and becomes paranoid over her young son.
Celebi Mehmet Hodja quickly becomes bedridden. Nigar Kalfa keeps a close tab on Sadika. Suleyman discovers a letter while in Ibrahim's room.
Mahidevran comes to terms with severe consequences. The valide sultan continues to show dislike for Hurrem who continues to butt heads with Ibrahim.
The Ottomans receive bad news from Syria and the Vatican soon gets involved. Suleyman is upset about about the previous evening.
Suleyman gets an unwanted package from Hungary and must change his campaign style. Hurrem can't find something important.
The palace is rocked by a poison incident. Suleyman has a lead for the culprit but Hurrem is causing him to second guess himself.
Suleyman mixes up the strategy on Rhodes. Alexandra is taught a lesson by the sultan after Suleyman's affections grow larger for her.
With a new vision for the empire, Suleyman orders a major execution as one of his first commands. Alexandra and Mahidevran cross each other.
Mahidevran and Gulash develop a concerning idea. Hurrem dissaproves of Ibrahim's behavior who shares private information with Hatice.
Ibrahim receives an offer from Suleyman that he can't refuse. Hatice reveals a new side to herself elebi Mehmet is holding a secret, but Ibrahim is close to figuring it out.