Sushim refuses to believe that this all proves Ashoka is innocent. You are misusing the chance given by father. I am a witness to it. I saw it all before my own eyes. He kissed the arrow and then shot it. I despise you, Ashoka. If you think you are right then prove it that you dint shoot that arrow. Ashoka says you act so restless at times. You did not understand it till now that it goes against you at times. Your restlessness proved me innocent. What did you say just now? Sushim repeats it. You kissed the arrow. Ashoka nods. I kissed the other arrow which dint have poison on it. If I had kissed that one then I wouldn’t have been alive. Bindu says who shot this arrow then. How the Unani’s dared to do it? Ashoka points out that it can only happen when some insider is involved. There is only one person here who is associated with Unani’s here, who can have sympathy with Unanis’ – Rajmata Helena! But there is no question of doubting her. She herself gave death penalty to her own son. The story was somehow related to her so I went to her room.
Flashback shows Ashoka and Kaurvaki finding that box in Helena’s room. They hear the sound of footsteps and hide. Helena comes to the room, picks up the box and leaves. Ashoka and Kaurvaki see Helena leaving with Siamak. Flashback ends.
Bindu wants to know who it was. Ashoka takes Helena and Siamak’s name. Siamak is scared. Ashoka says I can show you the place where Rajmata hid the box. She also asked Siamak not to tell anyone about it. Bindu asks for proof. Ashoka asks him to accompany him to the place where Helena hid the box. Bindu says Rajmata is not just my mother but also Chandragupta Maurya’s wife. She means the same to me what Dharma means to you. Helena acts to be hurt. Today I realised I am only a Unani, a step mother for Magadh. Ashoka is blaming me as he knows no one here will take my side. Anyone can enter in my room and put blames on me. Bindu again asks for proof. Charu refuses to believe his words and also Kaurvaki. You hit Sushim, Siamak and then killed Drupad. If the meeting goes on for a little long then you might blame us as well. You find us all too bad. Sushim seconds her. I feel scared nowadays. I don’t feel safe around him. Bindu agrees with him. Bindu tells Ashoka he crossed his limits today by blaming his mother. If you fail then! Ashoka says your other son only will tell you the truth. He knows where Rajmata Helena has hidden that box. Siamak isn’t there. Everyone is shocked to not see him there. Bindu asks for him. Ashoka knows where he would be. Come with me. You can witness it all yourself.
Siamak digs the box. He is about to leave from there when everyone comes there. He drops the box in panic. Helena thinks of Justin’s words. Bindu signals the soldiers to catch hold of Siamak. Helena stops them. She walks up to him. Siamak is not at fault. I am behind all this. Everyone is stunned. Bindu is hurt.
Helena accepts it all before Bindu. I called this arrow from Unan, put poison on it and then made sure Ashoka shoots it on you. Siamak had no idea about it. I only sent him to hide it all. He thought to save it. He is innocent. I am the culprit here.
Back in the courtroom, bindu demands to know who shot the arrow then. Mother was with me at that time. Ashoka says it was only her plan. There was someone else who executed it. H looks at Sushim who becomes uncomfortable. I was with you only. Bindu asks Ashoka to say the name of that person. Ashoks knows he wont be able to punish that person.
Another flashback is shown. Ashoka is sure of the fact that Siamak cannot attack his father. Kaurvaki wonders if it was Sushim. Ashoka knows of the person who can tell them the truth. Kaurvaki, Nayak and Ashoka surround Indrajeet. He apologizes for killing Drupad by mistake. It was aimed at Samrat. Ashoka hits him. Nayak stops him from choking Indrajeet. Ashoka tells Indrajeet to speak up. Where did you hide the other arrows and bow? Flashback ends.
Nayak walks inside with Indrajeet. Ashoka says it would have been better if he was here but!
Another flashback shows Indrajeet getting shot by someone when he takes Ashoka to the place where he hid the arrows and bow. Ashoka fails in finding out the name of that person.
Sushim recalls shooting Indrajeet. Ashoka says Sushim was right. It was a plan. Father was the aim and I was made a prey in that plan. Sushim acts to be innocent and speaks against Rajmata. Ashoka says only she can tell who was with her in this.
Bindu is hurt by Helena staining the mother son relationship for forever. I don’t know what to say to you. I only wish to ask if you know of the relations in the family that are equally poisonous. All the culprits think of Acharya Chanakya’s murder. Helena thinks of Ashoka’s warning words to them; of Justin’s dream to see Siamak being made the Samrat; of Noor and Justin’s death and of Siamak. She falls down.
Bindu apologizes to Ashoka. I declare you innocent. I give the right to Yuvraaj Ashoka to decide the right punishment for this woman (Helena). He leaves from there. Ashoka tells the soldiers to keep Helena in the jail till he decides something. Helena is being taken away to the jail by Soldiers and Daasi’s. Ashoka looks up gratefully. Acharya, this is my first win. You would have been happy if you were here today.
Kaurvaki congratulates Ashoka. He gives the credit to her. Dharma comes there. Ashoka touches her feet. She says Satyamev jayate. He repeats after her. She is happy and relieved that he got Drupad justice. Ashoka talks about his first win in the path to his Guru’s promise. Many enemies are still alive. Full justice will not happen with either Acharya Chanakya or Drupad till then!
Ashoka says many enemies are still alive. Full justice will not happen with either Acharya Chanakya or Drupad till then! I have realised today how hard it is to punish your own loved ones, however bad they are. He walks away. Kaurvaki walks up to Dharma. Dharma thanks her. I will always be indebted to you. Kaurvaki tells her not to say so. Dharma says I am his mother. It isn’t unusual for me to trust him under every circumstance but it is unusual to see you sticking by his side as his shield all the time. I want to ask a promise from you. You will stay with Ashoka for life and protect and support him always. Jagannath comes there. Do you know what you just asked from my daughter? Kaurvaki feels shy and leaves from there. Dharma says I did not realise what I said meant but I will make it not take my words back ever. I will not think for another second in future to make it come true. Jagannath says which father will not want a partner like Ashoka for his daughter. Both Ashoka and Kaurvaki have heard it. Ashoka thinks to fulfil his mission first. I will think of my personal wishes later.
Ashoka is missing Drupad. Raj vaid gives him Drupad’s ashes. Ashoka looks at the pot teary eyed. Ashoka plants a sapling near a river. He pours Drupad’s ashes in the sapling only and covers it with dirt. Forgive me brother as I couldn’t save you. I wont let your sacrifice go in vain though. This is my promise to you. I also promise to punish all those who are the culprits. You will be a part of us now with this plant. It will always remind me of my mission (to punish Magadh’s enemies) and of your presence. Till the time I kill all those enemies, I wont be at peace.
Bindu and Dharma are in their room. Bindu is deeply hurt after knowing Helena’s truth.. Why it happens with me always? Whenever I trust someone they cheat me! My elder brother plotted against me and my brother. I thought Mir was my best friend. I gave him respect and position but he also cheated me. Noor was my wife. She too dint support me. Now Ma? She raised me up. How can she do so? I also thought of her as my Devi along with entire Magadh when she punished Justin. I realised today she hated me as well. She had plotted to kill me from my beloved son. Drupad died. She still kept quiet. How could she turn into a stone? How did this house become so weak? I never realised it. I couldn’t handle a family. how will I handle this empire? How will I fight with enemy when there are enemies inside my own house? You cannot imagine how difficult it was for me to accept Ashoka as the culprit. I am feeling guilty. He always told me but I never believed him. I was about to kill him! If I am so pained by this then how will he be facing all this? How must he be feeling!
Sushim says (to Charu) Rajmata is still not free from the spell of tantric. We have to make sure no harm comes to us. Ashoka walks in just then. Come what may, you wont be able to escape this time. Sushim points out that he has no proof against him. Ashoka replies that he does have proof but he does not need any proof to prove him guilty. Charu steps in between but Ashoka tells her to move aside or he will forget she is his Badi Ma. He holds Sushim’s neck. Charu fails in trying to pull his hand back. Ashoka says I have pardoned you for whatever you have done against me till date. I will get you punished for what you did with father and Drupad. Rajmata will take the name of her well wishers tomorrow in the court. I know your name will also be one of them. Do try to see tomorrow’s sunrise. I will make sure it is the last sunrise of your life!
Mahamatya says it isn’t easy. Ashoka has made special arrangements for her safety. It would be impossible to meet her without coming in anyone’s notice. Sushim says we wont be saved if we don’t meet her. there must be a way. Mahamatya talks to Shursen who can help them. Mahamatya pays money to Shursen. He says you can meet Rajmata when the soldiers will be replaced on duty.
The soldiers change their duty. He tells everyone not to say or hear anything till he says something. Someone throws something inside which creates smoke. All the soldiers lose conscious. Sushim and Charu walk in (covering their heads and nose).
Helena is shocked to see herself in the jail. How did I reach here? Am I dreaming? She recalls what all happened but only in flashes. Charu points out that she wasn’t herself when all this happened. She reminds her of the tantric. You dint trust me but that power did such a miracle on you that you accepted guilty of killing Samrat! Helena wonders how they are still free. Charu says you took the entire blame on yourself. Helena refuses to die alone. I will take you all down with me. I will tell everyone everything. Sushim tells her to go ahead but who will trust you. She says I am Rajmata, Bindu’s mother. People consider me Devi. Charu corrects her. they used to think so. You are that step mother in their eyes today who killed a small kid in her wish to kill her own son. Helena says I wont leave you. Sushim show her Siamak’s bloodied clothes. What did you do with Siamak? Charu says you are right. This is the blood of an animal though. If you say anything in the meeting then this blood can be of Siamak’s too. His life depends on you now. Save us and we will take care of Siamak. Helena laughs. Which promise have you fulfilled till date? You will keep Siamak alive till tomorrow’s meeting. Who knows what happens next! Charu thinks to hold her neck but then decides against it. Helena tells her to go ahead. You wont be saved in the meeting tomorrow then. Sushim and Charu leave from there. Helena is furious.
Next day, everyone gathers in the courtroom. Bindu asks Helena to speak up. Who all was with you in this? Helena says I was not alone in this. There were many people with me in this. She pinpoints at every member of the family and court. She laughs. This is the truth of the throne. Sitting on it is actually a curse. People get thousand enemies then. Many people are present here who are with me and want to snatch your throne as soon as they find a chance. but I was alone in this plan! Ashoka asks her why is she protecting the other culprits. Your punishment has been finalised. Say the truth before dying atleast. He turns to bindu. Rajmata cannot do it all alone in this age. Who is it who wants us to be put against each other? Who can be strong willed to take me out of his way? It can be only my elder brother Sushim!