Amatya heightens security around palace. One guy has observed it all. He informs Ashoka and the citizens about what all Kichak is planning. There will be 4 layers of safety around Kichak.
Amatya orders the soldiers to make sure no one is able to come past the said zone. He throws a flower on the ground. The soldiers take their positions immediately. Amatya is relieved.
Kaurvaki tells Ashka to be very cautious. We might have to pay big if we make even a small mistake. Anand asks him what he will do now. Arjun’s mother is praying for Ashoka. She gets slapped by the commander (bhairav). Did you not listen to Mahanayak’s order? No one else will be spoken about in this town except Mahanayak. The soldiers bear all the other people who are praying there. Arjun’s mother refuses to take Kichak’s name. She tells him that he is near his downfall as he is supporting Kichak. Bhairav insists upon praying to Kichak. He hears someone praying to Lord Shiva just then. it is Ashoka. Bhairav looks shocked. Ashoka repeats Om Namah Shivaye before him, staring him right in the eye.
Kichak shows his statue (covered with a cloth) to Dharma. Your sacrifice will do the Abhishek of this grand statue. A soldier calls for his attention. Kichak is shocked to see the dead body of BHairav hanging on a tree. A drop of blood falls on Kichak. Dharma remarks that my son did your Abhishek by your commander’s blood. He says it is only about 2 more days. She points out that he does still not understand how near his death is.
Drupad notices the dog sitting at a corner. He takes food from a servant and keeps it on the floor. The dog is tempted towards the food. Drupad immediately picks up the letter. He reads it and is shocked.
Ashoka is in his mother’s room. This lamp is a symbol of my mother and her love. He keeps his hand on it as he vows to end the barbarity of Kichak on this maha shivratri. From here begins my journey to return the self-respect to my citizens. I will fail death till I free my people from fear. Ashoka also vows to not let anyone’s sacrifice (of all the people who died while fighting to free Takshshila from Kichak’s rule) go in vain.
Drupad is surprised. Ashoka Bhiaya is alive. Kichak has held Mata Dharma captive? Fatehr knows nothing about it. I should inform him. he will help them. a Daasi tells him to have laddoos but he runs to find his father. Charu, Sushim and Helena are worried thiking about the letter. He repeats that he was right. We should not keep too many hopes before something turns into a reality. Charu says they still have time.
Siamak is angry to see everyone making preps for Sushim’s coronation. Drupad asks him about Bindusar. I have to give him this important message. Siamak walks away uninterestedly.
Bindusar misses Dharma. I wish you were here with me today. things would not have been this difficult for me then. He leaves. Drupad comes there but does not find his father there as well. He continues with his search. Drupad calls out for him upon noticing him the corridor but Bindu does not hear him.
Anand and Kaurvaki knock at the door. anand is worried. He hasn’t told us about what is to be done next. Kaurvaki opens the door. They see someone sleeping on the bed. She wonders how Ashoka can sleep peacefully when his mother is in problem. She removes the cloth and finds cushions kept underneath. Ashoka left on his own? Acharya Radha Gupta comes there. Anand greets him. Radha Gupta says Ashoka did what was expected from him!
Drupad’s mother waits for him. Sushim enters in the courtroom. Everyone cheers for him. Sushim looks at the crown he will be made to wear. Bindusar feels as if he is going to do something wrong. Rajpurohit does Sushim’s tilak. May you become an ideal Samrat and keep the legacy of your ancestors intact. Sushim’s eyes are fixed on his crown. Rajpurohit does his aarti. It is Bindusar’s turn to make him wear the crown. Bindusar walks up to where Sushim is. There is cheer for the royal family from everyone. Bindusar picks up the crown. Drupad comes running inside. Helena signals Siamak. He tries to stop Drupad but he moves his hand aside. He asks his father to stop. Ashoka Bhaiya is alive! Only Bindu and Drupad’s mother are happy to hear it.
Drupad reads Kichak’s letter for Bindusar. Bindu is angry to head about Dharma being held captive. He keeps the crown back. Helena says Kichak is playing games with us. Ashoka is dead. We have proof. If he was alive then this news would have reached us earlier. Bindu says Ashoka is alive. His mother said so and she was right. Only a mother can connect with her kid when he is far from her. her faith took her to Ashoka. My son Ashoka is alive! I was feeling I was doing something wrong. Drupad smiles. Bindu thanks him for giving him the happiest news of his life. Congratulations. Your beloved brother is alive. Mahamatya offers to send a troop of soldiers who will bring back Dharma and Ashoka safely. Bindu declines. kichak has challenged a father and husband. I forgave him once when I refused to listen to Acharya Chanakya. It was the biggest mistake of my life. I will punish him with my own hands. On this maha shivratri I will become his Maha Kaal. Sushim also wants to come along. Bindu is proud to hear him say so. Sushim is in tears of anger / insult. I hope Kichak kills Ashoka and his mother before we reach there. I will kill you with Kichak’s help then! He asks his father to hurry up. We only have two days till Maha Shivratri. Bindu orders everyone to make preps to leave.
Kichak checks the arrangements made for the Maha Shivratri. It will be fun to see Dharma getting killed by sharp nails. BHami comes there with a Raksha-Kavach for him. I feel as if something wrong is about to happen. He throws the thaal away. Every citizen is going to pray to me and you still pray to other Gods? I don’t need anything like that. She tells him not to do so. Ashoka wont leave you. He pushes her aside. She is getting scared from a kid! He notices a kid standing nearby with his back to him. He mistakes him to be Ashoka but it is someone else. When everything is going right then there is something indeed which is wrong. He asks for Dharma. I cannot wait anymore. Unveil the statue and get Dharma here. Agnibahu points at Amatya. He comes there with Dharma. The soldiers unveil Kichak’s statue. Agnibahu and the citizens cheer for Kichak. Kaurvaki, Anand and Radha Gupta join the line of people.
Kichak calls himself the God of Takshshila. There is no one who is greater than me. I will sacrifice Magadh’s Rani Dharma to prove it. Her blood will do the Abhishek of my statue. Dharma tells him to keep dreaming for a little longer. My son will soon break your dream!
Bindusar and Sushim are on their way to Takshshila. Bindu thinks of his son’s promise before leaving for Takshshila and of Dharma’s believing it that her son is alive.
Dharma says Jai Janani. She walks toward the stage. She keeps her head above the execution area when Vasantsena asks Kichak to stop. Dharma stands up. Vasantsena this sacrifice will happen only after doing my brother’s Abhishek. Whatever happens now will be forever etched in history. It should be always remembered by people. Kichak doesn’t want it but Amatya seconds her. Kichak agrees. Dharma should also see how I defeated her son! She will now realise she gave birth to a mouse and not a son! Agnibhau says a mantra in Kichak’s praise as the statue’s Abhishek is done.
Bindu and SUshim are on their way.
Nayak is sharpening his sword in the Kali temple.
It is time to sacrifice Dharma after the Abhishek. Kichak walks back on the stage. Dharma smiles at him. She asks him if she has lost her mind seeing her death close. She says I am laughing on your ill mentality. He tells her if she isn’t sad to think she gave birth to a son who did not come to save her. She replies that he cannot do anything to Ashoka. He is already present here. He laughs. Kichak asks Dharma about Ashoka. Where is he? How can the one, who could not be his mother’s, be his motherland’s? Dharma says he will come just like death comes. He asks her where he will come from! She advises him to raise a hand to hurt her and see! He will appear like a Narsimha to end your reign! Kichak agrees to fulfil her wish. He holds out his sword so as to hurt her. Ashoka shouts from inside the statue. It blasts. Ashoka steps forward holding a sword in his hand. Dharma smiles and so does Radha Gupta, Kaurvaki and Anand. Agnibahu immediately hides. BHami drops something in shock. Dharma goes to Ashoka. They exchange a tearful glance.
Kichak orders his soldiers to attack. Dharma asks the soldiers to stop. Only move forward if you think Ashoka will fail in ending Kichak tonight. Back off if you think Ashoka will become Takshshila’s Samrat after killing Kichak. No one will dare to attack on takshshila’s would be Samrat. The soldiers retreat. Kichak and his men are aghast. Dharma tells her son to end this battle of dharma and adharma. Ashoka says Jai Janani as he goes before Kichak. Even Vasantsena hides.
Ashoka and Kichak engage in a sword fight. Ashoka hurts Kichak numerous times. Kichak still continues to fight. Ashoka drops his sword in between. He still manages to save himself while beating Kichak all along. This is for killing all the innocent people; for killing the family as they gave shelter to me; for insulting a woman (Kaurvaki); for the misunderstanding created between Kalinga and Magadh; a father hurt his own daughter as she supported a Maurya; for killing my Acharya Devrath; for insulting my mother! He picks up Kichak and kills him. Kichak’s allies flee to cover. Bhami is sad.
Dharma and Ashoka share a hug. Everyone is happy to see them thus. Kaurvaki goes up to Ashoka and hugs him. It turns out to be her imagination. Bindusar reaches there just then. He is delighted to see his wife and son. He extends his arms for Ashoka. Ashoka runs to give him a hug. Sushim looks on unhappily. Bindu signals Dharma to come as well. She too joins them. People cheer for Ashoka. Sushim is irked.