With Jin's growing popularity, the Study of Medicine Office find him a threat to their livelihood and status as the medical authority. A surgical instrument of Saburi's is found in the room of a murdered prostitute. The doctors at the Study of Medicine Office use it to their advantage to accuse Saburi of murder. He confesses that he's had an agreement to do autopsies at the Yoshiwara in exchange for a proper burial for the prostitutes. Ogata takes responsibility and resigns. However, Jin decides it would be best if he resigned instead to keep Ogata as head of the Western Medicine Office. Regardless, the president, fearing of becoming obsolete, orders the assassination of Jin. Courtesan Nokaze hears of the growing rumor of the assassination and sends a message to Saki for her help. Saki rescues Jin. Trembling, Jin finally feels alive and not in a dream state. Ryoma, hearing of the attempt, confronts the president, who does not deny it. Ogata and his staff find the penicillin factory destroyed. Ogata begins to cough up blood. Jin realizes that the photo hasn't changed since he produced penicillin. However, as he tucks it away, he discovers a coin made in 2010.- Written by ley-moon
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