A funeral brings key players to the palace, with Cardinal Leto from the Vatican eager to exercise closer control over Louis' ambitions, and Louis seeking to cultivate Leto's favour. Emperor Leopold still intends his niece Eleanor to marry the King of Spain, while Delphine speaks out against the latest crackdown on Protestants at Versailles, increasing the Chevalier's admiration for her, and Philippe, aided by Marchal's researches, discovers a secret that rocks the foundation of Louis' right to rule.