Dharma is dragged by the soldiers. She feels pain in stomach. She asks to be let free. You (Helena) are a mother. You would know that a lady is to be treated nicely in this condition. Helena agrees. It is important only when you have to give birth to a baby. A soldier informs Helena about their soldiers in the corridor area. They are all dead. Helena notices Dharma smiling. Don’t be happy. Helena tells Your foolish son wont be able to get out of here alive today. Dharma smiles. He defeated death the moment he was born. I have always taught him to follow the path of non violence but I wont stop him from doing what he has to do today (even to kill his Pitamahim, meaning Nicator). Helena slaps Dharma and takes her with her.
Mir sends a group of soldiers in different directions. Ashoka kills all of them. Mir notices Bindu, Mahamatya, Charu and Shubhrasi out of jail. Dharma is also brought there. Helena pushes Dharma but Bindu holds her in time. She is upset that all these people are still alive. Nicator calls her dumb for waiting for Ashoka. Helena reasons that they followed Mir’s idea. Whenever we have listened to Mir, we have failed big time. Mir offers to kill them all right away.
They hear a sound just when Mir is about to attack Bindu. A large army stands outside. A soldier informs that they have been attacked. The members of royal family are relieved. Ashoka says no one can defeat us when both my brothers are with me. He goes with Siamak.
Bindu says a mother would have maligned relations but my sons do know how to respect relations. They will defeat you.
Acharya RG and Nayak are right next to Sushim. Soldier updates Helena, Mir and Nicator about the army standing outside the gate. Nicator asks about Ashoka. Soldier denies. Dharma sasy you dint even imagine it. Till now you (foreigners) have seen differences between our family but now you will see their unity. A tree’s branches may go in separate directions but they share the same root. They are so deep rooted in it. People like you wont understand it.
Sushim asks everyone to attack before the opponent gets ready.
Nicator says that they aren’t ready to face this situation. Mir points out that they still have last chance. Nicator understands his point. Samrat will be our shield till our army becomes equal in number to Maurya army.
Sushim attacks at the palace. Ashoka thinks this is the perfect time to surprise Unani’s. It will be great if I get hold of either Helena or Nicator. Siama stops him. Please don’t go. Ashoka says we have been attacked. Why are you stopping me? Siamak says you don’t know Mir. If he can keep sword on his grandson then he can do anything. Ashoka understands his fear. But this is war. I have to face them without worrying about myself. This is the time. Siamak says what if they hurt Mata Dharma or other Mata’s or father. I don’t want you to be responsible for any such situation. My mother has died already. You have been somehow blamed for it. We lost Drupad then. Somehow the blame of it also came on you. Don’t repeat this mistake. Ashoka says we don’t have any other option. I will have to do it without thinking of the consequences. Siamak keeps his hand on his head. you have my swear. Ashoka stands helpless. Siamak smiles. I gave a chance to Pitamahim (Nicator) to handle the situation by giving my swear to Ashoka.
Helena asks Mir to hurry up. They can enter inside anytime.
There are cheers of Jai Janani and Har Har Mahadev from the crowd gathered outside. Bindu looks proudly at them.
Nicator asks Bindu to surrender. Bindu refuses. My citizens and soldiers are fighting with such spirt. You might have to give in soon. Mir makes him sit on his knees. Nicator asks Sushim to stop. Put down your weapons if you want to see Bindu alive.
Ashoka questions Siamak as to why he stopped them. everyone will have to bear the punishment of our cowardice. Siamak acts to apologise.
Nicator gives them a count till 10 during which they must back down or Bindu will have to die. Dharma is panicked. Sushim brought a huge army. What’s the point of living by losing Samrat?
Ashoka thinks it is important for everyone to stay alive by surrendering today. Sushim asks for a solution. Acharya RG asks Sushim to surrender so Ashoka from inside can make them win. Sushim is in thoughts. Ashoka hopes his brother realises it is not about them right now but of Magadh. Don’t bring our enmity between this. Sushim says we can sacrifice one person for the betterment of the state. Father, ancestors, Guru’s taught me this. We have to think beyond personal relations. Whenever people like you (Nicator) will ask us to choose between family and state then we will choose state over family. this is the tradition. Father will be pained if I surrender now. We wont lay our weapons down. We will fight today. There will be a decisive war today! Mir tells them to see Bindu dying now.
Acharya RG tries to make Sushim understand but Sushim says your orders don’t apply on me. Would have told the same to Ashoka if he was here on me? Ashoka wonders why his brother wants to make himself look good in everyone’s eyes in this condition also.
Mir is about to kill Bindu when Sushim asks him to stop. This is very difficult for me. I have a suggestion. You did all this for revenge. I suggest you to kill Magadh’s heir – kill me. you will be allowed to go back from here safely. I will get this permission from father. Bindu refuses to let it happen. I cannot see my another son dying. It will be better to die then.
Nicator asks Helena if Sushim was this Pitr-bhakt (someone loving his father). These people don’t care about anyone otherwise but they unite when any problem comes on them. Helena says Sushim is way ahead than us in cheating. He is only making use of the opportunity. He wont shed even a drop of blood for anyone. don’t trust him. Nicator again gives them the same option. Maurya does not care about you anyways as you are nothing. Ashoka is the heir and Yuvraaj. We don’t have time. Make a decision fast. Sushim thinks to accept the proposal. Father will die otherwise. Citizens will get angry and fight. I will lose in the process. He agrees to surrender. He too says Jai Janani this time. Helena, Mir, and Nicator are shocked. Bindu too murmurs Jai Janani. You did the right thing son. Your decision proves how capable you are to be made a king in future. Dharma cries but Bindu says this isn’t a time to cry. Charu thinks Sushim made full use of the opportunity. Killing two birds with one stone! He is my son after all.
Ashoka calls Sushim mad. Who is he to take such a decision? What is his motive? Siamak instigates him against Sushim. He wants the throne. This is the perfect chance for him to make a place for himself in father’s eyes. He wants to make a place for himself. Ashoka refuses to let Sushim succeed. Come with me. Siamak is gone by then.
Siamak informs a soldier that he wants to meet Rajmata. She knows where I will meet her. Inform her. Soldier leaves to inform Helena.
The Unani commander and Ashoka engage in a sword fight. The soldier dies I the end. Siamak is angry to see it. He hides just in time before Ashoka could see him. Ashoka follows the sound (of footsteps).
Helena calls out for Siamak. I am here. Ashoka is surprised. Who is she calling son in this situation? Siamak meets Helena. Ashoka notices them talking. Helena tells Siamak not to worry. I will make sure everything goes as per our plan. Siamak takes her with him. Ashoka gets thinking. Helena left everything and came here even in this situation. Is Siamak on their side?
Ashoka walks in the corridor lost in thoughts. He relates all the facts about Siamak since he entered inside the palace. Why did Siamak stop me from saving father? He is also a Maurya. If Unani’s want to kill every Maurya then why not him? He is the only Maurya roaming in the palace wearing Unani clothes! It is only possible if he is one of them.
Siamak tells Helena that Ashoka has gained entry inside the palace. Helena says he wont sit quietly if he is here. I will have to inform father asap or Ashoka might ruin our plan once again.
Nayak thinks why Ashoka isn’t here. Helena informs Nicator about Ashoka. Mir is puzzled. Who helped him? Helena pulls Dharma and throws her on the ground. Shubhrasi runs to her as Dharma shouts in pain. Helena says Dharma only allowed him inside and guided him. They hit her with a whip. Dharma cries in pain. Bindu is pained. Stop this barbarity! Shubhrasi holds the whip. Helena is an animal only as people cannot be this barbaric. You are a woman. You should be a little sympathetic to a pregnant woman. Helena pushes her away. Forget about sympathy I wont leave this Dharma alive. Dharma tells them to hurt her as much as they want but it is about time. Ashoka will come and defeat you all. Bindu says it is only him who is daring enough to kill you all. He is Vanraj. He follows the rules of Van (jungle). There is only one rule of Van that there are no rules there. Don’t challenge the anarchy inside him. nicator is sure Ashoka cannot do them any harm. Find him. Kill him if necessary. Dharma shouts Ashoka.
Ashoka keeps wondering why Siamak would help Unani. A soldier notices Ashoka and calls for help. They have counted till 6. If you don’t do anything till the next 4 count then they will kill your father. Do something Yuvraaj. You are our only hope. Ashoka realises it as well. He opens the door when Unani soldiers attack him. he kills all of them and frees his soldiers. He asks the same soldier if he will do something for him. Soldier happily agrees.
Acharya RG tells SUshim not to do this. Don’t risk your father’s life. Sushim says I cannot risk Patliputra. Acharya RG asks him if he cares for the people or throne. Sushim looks at him.
Charu thinks Samrat will die here and the path to throne will be clear then.
Nicator tells SUshim he dint leave any option for them. Bid goodbye to your father. mir raises his sword to hurt Bindu when Ashoka comes there asking them to stop. We will surrender. Everyone is taken aback. Bindu looks hurt. Nicator makes him bend down next to Bindu only. Magadh’s brave warrior, Yuvraaj, the Nayak is actually a coward guy. They remove his headband. Say that you accept defeat to unani’s and surrender. Ashoka says I, Ashoka Maurya, Samrat Bindu’s grandson, Bindu’s son, Acharya Chanakya’s disciple accept defeat from Unani’s and surrender! All the Maurya’s are pained.
Unani soldier makes him cheer in their favour. When he asks him to say India will lose, Ashoka pushes him. He cheers for India. Nicator makes his soldiers beat Ashoka. Helena makes sure Dharma sees Ashoka in pain. Dharma cries helplessly. Nicator asks her if she wont praise her son now. He taunts Bindu too. Bindu asks Ashoka what he did. I would have died like a brave heart but you made me lose it. I would have been proud if you had fought. What else have you done for me? Dharma tells Ashoka not to pay heed to his father. he has no idea what you want for him. He is proud of the son who was planning to get him killed.
Nicator asks Sushim and his team to drop their weapons now that Ashoka has surrendered to them. Bindu tells Sushim against it. Ashoka shouts that there is no other way. Bindu questions him. Everything is on risk and you talk of surrender? Where did your love for your motherland go? Ashoka replies that he is tired of it all. What did it get all those who have given their entire life to their motherland? Are you not tired? Bindu shares his unhappiness. Ashoka says we will lose everything if we fight. I wont agree for this so we will surrender. It will save many lives. We cannot act foolish anymore. He gives hint to Acharya RG and Nayak that the palace has been bathed with oil. Only a match can light everything. We will have to think calmly. Maybe today’s loss has a hidden victory for tomorrow. bindu does not understand any of it. I never imagined that my son will be so coward. I thought you will lose all your qualities but not your motto. I regret my decision of not choosing Sushim. He is the hope of this empire. He orders Sushim not to surrender. Ashoka tells Sushim if he would have done so if the same sword was kept on his mother.
Mir pulls Charu next. Sushim panics. Bindu complains to Dharma for giving birth to a coward. Acharya RG asks SUshim to surrender. Ashoka surely has a plan. Support him.