Acharya RG asks SUshim to surrender. Ashoka surely has a plan. Support him. Sushim asks them to free his mother. I will do as I say. Ashoka heaves a sigh of relief. Sushim apologizes to Bindu. I cannot be selfish anymore. I cannot afford to lose you and mother. Ashoka made me weak. What’s the point of victory where you lose your parents? Bindu closes his eyes in pain.
Sushim walks in the corridor when he notices something on the floor. He checks it. It is oil all along. He thinks of Acharya RG and of Ashoka’s words. He walks towards where the family is.
Bindu tells Nicator he got what he wanted. Fulfil my last wish. I want to punish Ashoka with my own hands! He has ashamed our lineage. Dharma is shocked. Helena allows Bindu. Bindu hits Ashoka with a whip. Acharya RG, Nayak, Dharma and Shubhrasi feel bad. Dharma requests Bindu not to hurt him but he pays no heed to her. Sushim comes there just then. He apologizes to Bindu who says the one who did not make a mistake is guilty. The guilty one has no regrets. Everything is finished! You (Nicator) can kill me if you want. Helena smells oil. Sushim tells Nicator he did what he asked for. Let me fulfil my wish today. I want to punish this Daasi Putra. I lost my respect, my dignity because of him. Our ancestors and lineage got embarrassed today because of him. I will kill Ashoka with my own hands today. Helena happily gives him a dagger. Dharma requests Samrat not to be so unjust and stone hearted with Ashoka. Bindu stops Sushim. He is your brother. Sushim knows it very well. My pain is more because of the same. Don’t stop me today. Helena says his wish will come true. I wanted Bindu to see his son die right before his eyes.
Sushim walks up to Ashoka. Ashoka thinks the game can turn if he does not do anything now. This is the moment to turn their defeat into victory. Sushim looks at him angrily. He thinks of Ashoka asking for this position. He holds the dagger when Ashoka signals him. Sushim recalls the spilled oil in the corridor. Everyone is startled to see Sushim taking the dagger down. I have burned in hatred all my life but he will burn tonight. I want to see him writhing in pain. Dharma begs him to stop but in vain. Sushim spills oil around Ashoka. He has snatched father’s love, the faith of citizens and everything from me. I lost my respect. I stand like a loser here today because of his foolishness. He picks up a firelight (mashaal) t. Bindu again stops him. I agree that Ashoka must be punished but not like this. Instead of throwing the firelight at Ashoka Sushim throws it far away. A blast ensues as soon as fire comes in contact with oil. Helena and her allies are taken aback. Everyone is shaken.
A fight ensues. Dharma notices Ashoka lying unconscious. Sushim helps Bindu in fighting with Nicator and asks him to save the Queens. Bindu manages to do so. Nayak, Acharya RG enter along with their troops and fight with the Unani army. Dharma asks Bindu to check Ashoka. Something has happened to him. Charu tells Bindu that his security of everyone’s utmost concern right now. Sushim did so much to protect you. Bindu says Ashoka can do anything. He will find a way out of here. He just now gave up on motherland. He will get out somehow.
The same soldier notices Ashoka’s condition but gets stabbed by a Unani just then. Bindu keeps moving ahead by killing all the soldiers who come in his way. Dharma feels pain. I am sure you also don’t want to leave your brother alone.
Sushim fights with Mir. He loses his sword in the process and is almost about to fall from the railing. Dharma hears him calling for help. She heads upstairs calling for Ashoka. Ashoka gains conscious. Mir is about to hit Sushim when Ashoka hits him using a helmet. Ashoka pulls Sushim up safely. Nicator comes there just then with Dharma. He has kept his sword at Dharma’s neck. Surrender now or your mother will die. Ashoka moves towards him but Helena comes there in time. He points his sword at her neck while SUshim points his sword at Mir. Ashoka says you can free both if you want. Nicator tells Helena not to take him wrong. When it comes to throne and kid then this is what we do. You did the same with Justin and killed him with your own hands. This game is of individual victory. Kill her. I don’t care. Helena begs him. Ashoka says this is the difference between us and you Unani’s. We don’t refuse to accept defeat when it comes to our customs. She is our Rajmata. We don’t kill mothers here but show respect to them. he let’s go of Helena shocking her to the core. He begins to keep his sword down seeing which Nicator loosens his grip on Dharma. Dharma pushes him. Ashoka gives her his sword. She says don’t forget that Ashoka has my blood in his veins. Ashoka asks his mother to go as she is not unwell. You have to take care of yourself. She reluctantly leaves. Helena too goes from there.
Acharya RG and Nayak meet Dharma. She asks them to go to Ashoka. Nayak agrees to help Ashoka while Acharya takes Dharma with him.
Ashoka gives Nicator his sword. A real fighter never attacks on someone who has no weapon. They engage in a sword fight. Both the brothers aim their swords around Nicator and Mir’s necks. They both surrender finally.
Ashoka and Sushim tie Nicator and Mir to the pillars. Ashoka falls down as he is wounded. Ashoka tells Sushim that Samrat will take a decision. Sushim says it has already been taken. Ashoka tells him to stop. It is against the rules of war. Mir agrees with Ashoka. We have surrendered already. Sushim points out that it is only them who know it. Citizens don’t know it. He slits Mir’s throat! Ashoka gets up with great difficulty. Nicator tells Sushim that they surrendered. Only Samrat has a right to take any decision. You are not even a Yuvraaj. Sushim shushes him. You only taught me to make use of the opportunity when you see it. He slits Nicator’s throat too. Ashoka calls it immoral. Father wont forgive you ever. Sushim laughs. You became Yuvraaj but still think so low. There is nothing moral or immoral in a war. He pushes a wounded Ashoka in fire. Only victory is important. I will win today because of you! Thank you.
Sushim goes out to announce that the war is over. Nicator and Mir are dead. Bindu hugs him. The Queens also come there. Charu hugs Sushim proudly. Dharma asks about Ashoka but no one pays heed. Shubhrasi asks about Siamak. Bindu orders the soldiers to find Siamak. Acharya RG tells Dharma against going inside. It is not good for your health. Nayak will bring Ashoka safely. Everyone cheers for Sushim.
Ashoka is lying unconscious with fire all around. Kaurvaki covers the diya she lit for Ashoka as it begins to waver. Is he in some danger? She prays to Mahadev to save Ashoka. She begins to chant Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra for him. It begins to rain in Patliputra. Fire blows off. Ashoka gains conscious. Kaurvaki is relieved to see the diya fine. She happily looks at Shivlinga. Jagannath looks angrily at her from far.
Ashoka walks with great difficulty. Helena thinks of Nicator cheating her and how Ashoka saved her. She holds a dagger near her neck. Ashoka holds her hand in time. If I dint kill you then I wont even let you die. He makes her drop it. I feel sad for you. truth is you are my grandmother. He hands her over to the soldiers. Take her to jail and keep a tight vigil on her. she goes with the soldiers. Siamak notices Helena thus. Nayak is heading there. Siamak applies some black ash on his face and pretends to be unconscious. Nayak picks him up in his arms. Helena looks tearfully at Siamak but controls her emotions. Nayak asks about Ashoka from the soldiers. They guide him. Yuvraaj is fine.
Bindu is in the courtroom. You (Sushim) deserve praise and victory today son. you made us win today by defeating our enemies. Dharma is relieved to see Ashoka fine. sushim talks big words. It would have been great if you had punished them but they were not ready to surrender. I was helpless to kill them. Forgive me if I made a mistake. Bindu says he made them all proud. All credit goes to you today. Sushim says I wouldn’t have succeeded if you had not helped me. It is true that I was the first one to doubt on them and went there. Things were out of control when I came back. I cannot take full credit of it even if I want to. Things would have been different if I had not gone to Kalinga. Ashoka tried to look for you. he asked Mata Dharma but could not get you out safely on time. If he would have done so then so much bloodshed would have not happened. Citizens too should be given the credit. They helped in implementing my plan of using oil on time. Nayak stops Acharya RG from saying anything. Sushim thanks his motherland for giving him such an opportunity. Bindu compliments his patience. We will never forget what you did for us. You only made one mistake – of bringing your brother from Kalinga! We would have won long ago if you wouldn’t have done so. Ashoka holds something as he stumbles. Everyone turns to look at him. Bindu calls Ashoka their doom. He tells Sushim to tell Ashoka not to come before him again. I think of whatever pain he caused to Magadh the moment I see him.
A messenger brings Jagannath’s message. He reads it out loud. Ashoka has become the biggest problem for us and has become our enemy only. I had to be embarrassed in Kalinga. I got Kalinga back though the credit does not go to any of you but to the pact between me and my brother. I sent him back before things could go out of control. I am telling you all this to tell you that you dint do any favour on us. Your son freed us from all the favours by attacking on me. Soldier leaves.
Bindu asks Ashoka if this is true. How can you do so? Acharya RG tries to say something but Bindu does not let him talk. I wont let anyone talk on Ashoka’s behalf today. His silence speaks in itself. Wherever you (Ashoka) went you have only embarrassed me. you are the biggest enemy in the face of a loved one. Ashoka thinks of Helena and Siamak. Bindu questions Ashoka. You are the biggest enemy in the name of family. Did I make a mistake in recognizing you? DO you remember who you used to be? The you today is a stranger to me. You are not the same Ashoka who I was once proud of. I feel hatred towards you now whenever I see you! what has happened to you? Ashoka replies that he will answer this question if it is a father asking this to a son. I will only speak in the presence of family members, Acharya RG and Mahamatya. This son wants to say a lot to you today. bindu sends everyone out.