Ashoka and Sushim are near Patliputra. All the doors have been closed. Sushim shares that he got out through the tunnel. I am sure it will be closed by now. All the Queens were in a secret room. Mir knows every corner of the palace. He would have found all the Queens by now. Ashoka hopes they don’t get too late in reaching Patliputra.
Siamak raises his sword to hurt Bindu but Dharma asks him to stop. Dharma tells Nicator he only said Acharya Chanakya died. How did you forget that his dream is still alive? His disciple is still there. My son Ashoka is still alive. He wont die till he succeeds. If anyone tries to hurt his father then he will surely die. Remember what happened with Noor? He will not spare anyone if you try to touch his father. He won over Takshshila singlehandedly. How can he not save his home then? He can destroy everything till he is alive. Your game will be over the moment he steps here.
Mir says she looks foolish but actually isn’t. She is right. We have to keep Bindu alive to catch Ashoka. Sushim has not been traced as well. If we kill Bindu before catching Ashoka then it wont do us any good. We can make them weak by keeping Bindu as our captive. Helena agrees. Keep this kid (Siamak) away from my eyes. We will keep Bindu alive till we find both Ashoka and SUshim. Mir takes Siamak with him. Helena tells Dharma she will first kill her pride first and then kill Bindu. Ashoka will die a painful death. I will kill your soul before that. All the members of royal family are taken away. Helena wants to kill Ashoka by tomorrow so Unani’s can write a new chapter in history.
Ashoka requests God to show him a way. Will dharma win today or will adharma win today? You only have to take a decision today. He notices a group of people cheering Jai Shri Ram. Hanuman jumped in Lanka to save Sita Ma from Ravan. How can Unani’s stop me from entering inside my home then? Sushim is sure they wont be able to get inside. Ashoka points at the people. Sushim says they come every year to present Ramayana. We should wait for Acharya RG and his army. Ashoka does not want to lose any second. Ashoka meets the Ramayana team. Don’t show that you know anything about the war or the Unani’s attacking on the palace. We will get a chance to get inside this way. They agree to help him in saving their motherland.
Sushim pulls Ashoka aside. Do you know what you are trying to do? Ashoka does not mind taking this risk as it can help him free father. He asks Sushim to gather as many soldiers or people in the meanwhile, who agree to support them. Surround the palace with their help so the enemies cannot escape however much they want to. This will get me time to free everyone. Sushim reminds him that this can be risky. Ashoka replies that he will take birth 100 times to save his mother and motherland but wont let these people succeed. Sushim pats at his shoulders. I wish for the first time in life from the bottom of my heart that you succeed. Ashoka takes the blessings of the necklace which kaurvaki had made him wear.
Kaurvaki’s mother is worried to see Kaurvaki’s state. She is sitting like this only since hse has come back. Jagannath says it is important for illusion to break so one can accept the truth. She will accept the truth slowly that Ashoka left him. Come with me. She follows him outside. Kaurvaki looks angry.
Mir talks to the Unani commander. Dharma talks big about India. These people only live in past. We changed their history overnight and they don’t even know. Ashoka and the Ramayana team approach the main doors of the palace. The commander gets upset seeing them. Mir goes downstairs.
Helena tells Mir they won over the palace. You are worried of the artists. Mir says it isn’t easy. They meet the Samrat since years. They might get a doubt if we don’t allow them inside. They might tell the citizens about what’s happening inside. It will create problem for us only as we lack that much manpower. We have no option but to let them in.
Ashoka demands to open the door. we demand to meet Samrat Bindu. How can we be not allowed inside?
Mir suggests killing the artists but Helena tells them against it. Citizens respect them a lot. If they find out about their killing then they will get angry with us. Indians are very sensitive to such things. They don’t even worry about their life when it comes to religion.
The artists are not sure if the door will open but Ashoka is sure it will happen. I have faith in it.
Mir asks Helena to go before the artists. You can handle them. She reminds him that everyone knows that Bindu has punished her. Plus you are also a traitor. It will be wrong to go before them. Nicator says only Bindu will have to meet them.
The commander tells the artists that Samrat cannot meet anyone. Ashoka insists. He will never say no to us until there is a problem.
Sushim gathers all the citizens. He instigates them against Ashoka. All this wouldn’t have happened if Ashoka had not proposed to end Das tradition. We had to cut down the soldiers first of all. He says Har Har Mahadev. They say they have nothing against Ashoka. We will sacrifice our lives for Magadh as Magadh has done a lot for us already. Sushim is irked to hear them cheer Jai Janani.
Bindu refuses to cheat his citizens or to support Helena. Do whatever you wish to. A soldier throws kerosene around the cell. Dharma tells her to stop. She agrees to meet the artists. I will say whatever you will ask me to. Mir tells the soldier to allow the artists to come in.
Ashoka and his team keep asking to open the door. A soldier updates commander about the latest order after which Ashoka and the artists are allowed inside. They are checked well before entering inside. Ashoka looks around cautiously but cannot see any of his soldiers there. The commander blocks Ashoka’s way.
The commander blocks Ashoka’s way and breaks his bow. Ashoka questions him on his act. How can you break the bow of Shri Ram? The commander smiles. Mir asks if everything is ok. Commander laughs that he broke the bow of this guy. He seems to be upset. He seems to be their leader. Mir looks in their direction. Ashoka thinks Khurasani’s and Unani’s won the game they played as it was their game with their set of rules. Now it will be my game.
Dharma comes before the artists. Helena, Nicator and Siamak are hiding nearby behind pillars. Dharma thanks all the artists for coming here. Ashoka addresses her. We are lucky to see you but can we not see Samrat once? Can he not come and bless us once? Dharma lies that he is unwell. Ashoka deduces that his father is still alive. Ashoka proposes to present Ramayana as Ram Naam frees everyone from all the pain. Dharma wonders if it is Ashoka. She recognizes him at the same time. Helena asks Dharma to send them away. We don’t have time. Dharma says you are right. Ram Naam frees everyone from their pain but we are helpless right now. Ashoka tells her not to lose out to situation. A King should be healthy so the state can prosper too. The bad times will go. Siamak is irked.
Dharma is teary eyed. Helena whispers at her to ask the artists to leave. Ashoka keeps talking. We have to face the situation sometimes to change it. Dharma gives him hints. Ashoka deduces it all. Bindu is held captive in jail? Plus he is about to be given death penalty? Dharma asks them to take 7 Parikrama’s of Shiv temple and pray for their Samrat. Ashoka finds out the location of where his father has been held captive. The security is tight around father. It will be difficult. Ashoka agrees to follow her words. We will not present Ramayana this time. But can we not have some gift as your blessing before we leave? Helena nods at Dharma. Dharma asks them to come in the courtroom. Ashoka and everyone cheer for Rani Dharma.
Helena, Nicator, Siamak and Mir look on from far as Dharma gives gifts to the artists one by one. Her hands begin to shake as Ashoka comes before her. He holds the plate in her hand and gestures her not to be weak at this moment. We will pray that Samrat gets free from his problems and make preps for the upcoming celebrations. He intentionally drops the basket so he can seek his mother’s blessings. Siamak notices this. Why is this artist taking Dharma’s blessings? She too is blessing him. Why? He does not get to see Ashoka’s face clearly.
Bindu asks Mahamatya to find a way to get out asap. If we manage to give any signal to the artists who have come to meet us then it can help us. Mahamatya reasons that these people wont suffice their purpose. Bindu calls it their only option. We should not underestimate the power of ordinary people. Mahamatya says how we will get out of here. Bindu has a plan.
The artists pass through the corridors cheering Jai Shri Ram. Siamak peeks at them. He notices Ashoka finally. Ashoka gives his crown to someone else and hides behind a pillar. Siamak watches everyone till they walk out of the main door. Ashoka sees Siamak. It means that Unani and Khurasani couldn’t get hold of him. He hides as Mir was passing by from there. Siamak has seen Ashoka.
Mahamatya begins to speak against Khurasani and Unani. He spits in the soldier’s way that comes to hit them. Bindu holds him by his neck at the right moment.
Ashoka heads to the area where his mother had hinted him to go to. Siamak follows him. Ashoka must be going to free father.
Bindu and Mahamatya manage to free themselves and the 2 Queens. Shubhrasi asks about Dharma but he says I have to make sure you both are safe first. I will then see Dharma.
Siamak misses Ashoka. Siamak thinks to inform others. Ashoka is relieved to ditch the person following him (not sure if he knows it was indeed Siamak). A Unani soldier attacks Ashoka. Ashoka kills him and then thinks of something.
Charu, Shubhrasi, Mahamatya and Bindu fight with all the soldiers who stand in their way. Ashoka has donned the dress of Unani soldier. He kills all the soldiers who come in his way. Siamak looks on from far.
Nicator asks Dharma where her hope, her Ashoka is. I cannot see him anywhere. Helena says Magadh’s greatest warrior has become the greatest runaway warrior by being scared by us. Nicator says atleast Dharma wont have to be embarrassed because of her second child. Helena remarks that he will die inside the womb only. Nicator laughs.
Siamak keeps his sword at Ashoka’s neck from behind. He thinks of how Noor was killed. Ashoka says cowards like you cannot kill the person who has vowed to kill anyone who will try to hurt his motherland. Siamak thinks to kill him. Ashoka twists the situation around just then. Siamak says I thought it was some Unani soldier. Ashoka questions him on his attire and why he was eyeing the artists so intently. Siamak says I wore these clothes to keep Unani soldiers in dark. I also wanted to send a signal to the artists so I was looking at them. He asks him how he knows where father is. Ashoka shares everything with him. A soldier is about to attack them but Ashoka wards it off. He enquires about where father has been kept. The soldier tells him. Ashoka and Siamak go towards that area.
Bindu, Mahamatya, Charu and Shubhrasi think to make every move carefully as it is the last door. Ashoka and Siamak knock at the door just then. They enter inside with the pretext of taking water for the captives. Bindu and everyone manage to kill the guards and escape.
Ashoka finds the soldiers dead. Father succeeded in escaping. I have to find him. He wouldn’t have gone far. Siamak thinks to stop Ashoka before he alerts Bindu.