Sushim wants to be more alert. Increase the number of soldiers. If Nicator attacks again then we will surely lose. Mahamatya says how we will make arrangement for the same. We had to reduce the soldiers because of Ashoka’s decision of ending the ritual of servitude. Our best soldiers are with Ashoka in Kalinga. Bindu too remarks that Ashoka landed them in a big crisis.
Kaurvaki smiles upon seeing Ashoka. She makes him meet her mother as well. Ashoka says I understand your pain. My mother too had to bear it for years. I know what all one has to go through. He bends down to seek her blessings. She looks happy but does not react so nicely as she notices Jagannath’s reaction. Kaurvaki’s mother takes Kaurvaki with her. A few people ask Kevalnath about Ashoka. Who is this kid? He gives his intro to them. Nayak adds that it is Yuvraaj Ashoka. The men point out that Sushim is the elder son of Bindu. Why dint he make him Yuvraaj then? Kevalnath calls Ashoka arrogant. He himself walked up to his father and asked for the throne. Jagannath is enjoying. Kevalnath says Bindu got united with his son after 14-15 years.
Rani Dharma is Bindu’s favourite Queen. I have heard that she is pregnant again. nayak talks about Ashoka winning over Takshshila all alone. Ashoka tries to make light of the situation. Kevalnath asks the servant to show the right place to Ashoka and his team. Kevalnath and Jagannath are waiting a chance to instigate Ashoka so he can be sent back to Patliputra. The servant stops Ashoka from sitting at all the important places. Ashoka notices the leafy plates at one corner. So probably that will be our place? The servant looks down. Jagannath and Kevalnath smile at Ashoka. He looks at them. Forgive me. I wont be able to eat here as I am done with your welcome. You got so much background info about me already. I have eaten the same way in past. This has really touched me. Do remember that I will never forget it. He goes from there. Kaurvaki’s mother stops her from doing anything.
Raj Vaid checks the thandai which was given to the soldiers. You are right. The mixture inside is only with Unani’s. It is sweet but makes you fall sleep peacefully. Bindu says it is only possible in the kitchen. Is some insider involved in it? Mahamatya nods. The back door was also opened and not broken. Someone has actually done it. SUshim says the ease with which we were attacked hints at someone from inside. Who could be the one who is sympathetic to Unani’s and is close to them? We know of only Rajmata and Justin. One is dead while the other is in jail.
This person has a close relation with either of them. Who could it be? Siamak asks them till when they punish for being the son of a traitor. I was close to Rajmata but it was my biggest mistake. It does not mean I support Unan or will attack my own family. I was fighting with the soldiers. When father can fall for Nicator’s words then I am only a kid. I was here only with all of you. We were celebrating Holi together. it was only Sushim Bhaiya who was not present here. Maybe he was trying to make use of Ashoka’s absence. Sushim shares all that he went through because of his doubt. I have seen their preps. I am sure this is no end. They will certainly attack again. They hear some strange sounds and go out to see.
Nicator and Mir have come together this time with a huge army. Bindu and his family are shocked. Siamak smirks. Sushim blames Ashoka. His stupid decision made us weak today. If we lose Patliputra today then only Ashoka will be responsible for it. Dharma thinks her son should come back asap as his motherland needs him.
Nayak cannot understand how someone can be so thankless. I feel like teaching them a lesson right away. Ashoka stops him. We represent father here. Radha Gupta agrees. But you can show your unhappiness at the same. We can do this much atleast. Disrespecting you is like disrespecting Bindu. Ashoka says our words and silence will be our only reply. If Jagannath does not want to stay here then we too wont. I anyways feel restless for some reason. I feel like something is wrong.
All the men of royal family members are dressed up for the fight. Bindu says Nicator and Mir know of old tunnels which are already closed. They know nothing about the new ones. Everyone gets ready for the war. Unani soldiers attack on the main door. Magadh soldiers have kept a big stone at the door and are holding it tightly. CHaru tells SUshim to be back alive. You don’t have to be too engrossed in the war. Dharma does Siamak’s tilak and blesses him. He smiles thinking she does not know that she is actually calling her doom by wishing him luck.
Unani soldiers try to climb up the wall. The men shoot him down. A Daasi informs the ladies. Dharma wants to do something but Charu says we cannot do anything. Dharma suggests boiling oil and throwing it down the wall. Ashoka has done it previously. We will need dry chillies too. Shubhrasi goes to help her. Dharma and Shubhrasi try both the tactics and they work.
Ashoka goes to meet Kaurvaki. Jagannath is behind it all. She was and will be my friend. I want to say her bye before leaving.
Mir thinks he is the one who got all the tunnels closed. Nicator is waiting for Siamak. Siamak diverts a soldier to give more arrows to someone else than Sushim (who actually needs it). I will make sure Patliputra loses today. Nicator smiles seeing him.
Kaurvaki is in disbelief. How can you be thankless to him? He helped you get Kalinga back. Jagannath tells Kaurvaki that they lost Kalinga because of the Maurya’s only. There is no need to be thankful if we got it back with their help finally. Don’t give him so much importance that everyone stops to mean something to you. You have anyways sinned. She is shocked. He says you sinned yet you don’t realise. You gave our ancestral thing to Ashoka. You might not respect our traditions but we follow them diligently. She reasons that guests are respected. This is also the tradition of Kalinga. I cannot understand how and why my idol (Jagannath) has changed so much. I understand what happened with you and Kalinga but what about the fact that Ashoka saved me many times knowing my truth. I betrayed him but he still continued to help me. He freed you. We went to Patliputra because of Ashoka. We were given so much respect there. You insulted Ashoka. He risked his life for you to Kalinga back. I thought you were different from others but also turned out to be the same. He slaps her. Leave before I forget that you are my daughter! Kaurvaki goes.
The battle continues between Unan and Magadh. Sushim gets hurt by an arrow. Everyone gets concerned for him. Siamak smiles to see him fall down.
Ashoka joins Acharya RG and Nayak. Acharya RG asks him if he met Kaurvaki. Ashoka says she is not in her room. Nayak says she might not be able to face you after her truth came out. ashoka is sure she isn’t like that. They leave. Kaurvaki runs to Ashoka’s room holding a box. Her mother calls out after her but in vain. Kaurvaki finds Ashoka’s royal clothes and ornaments there. She cries realising how hurt he must have been by her father’s deeds. She begins to go out when Jagannath orders the soldiers to block her way. She glares at them so they give her way. Jagannath gets angry. Kevalnath says that isn’t needed. Ashoka has already left. Kaurvaki wont be able to reach him.
Siamak says we should not stop. They have attacked my brother. Keep attacking! Nicator sees Siamak in place of Sushim. Sushim is out of the battle now after getting injured. Mir adds that only Bindu is left now. We will win once he loses. Siamak shoots an arrow near Nicator and Mir’s horse. It has a paper attached to it. mir realises that this is probably the map of the new tunnel. Nicator is glad that they found the perfect way to enter inside the palace.
Charu is sitting next to an unconscious Sushim. Raj vaid shares that he got hurt at the same point where he was hurt last time. The wound is deeper this time.
Bindu and Mahamatya are confused to see the army backing down. They wonder if they found some other way to enter inside the palace or other place to attack on them. Siamak asks for more soldiers. I will go through the new tunnel to bring our army. Bindu is impressed. Siamak says when Ashoka bhaiya can do it then why can’t I do it as well. Bindu allows Siamak to go.
Kaurvaki runs after Ashoka. She drops the box and calls out after Ashoka. They all hear her and are surprised. Acharya RG nods at Ashoka to go. Both Kaurvaki and Ashoka run towards each other. She shows him a necklace. He says I did not realise when it came off. He extends his hand to take it. She asks him why he left suddenly. He says I was worried about Patliputra. She reasons that he could have told her atleast. We have spent so much time with each other that we understand what the other is feeling. I know the reason behind you suddenly leaving. I am ashamed because of what my father did. I am sorry. He says our relation is beyond sorry and thanks. my work here is done. It is time for me to leave. She says we still need to do one thing. you will have to come with me to the ancient temple of Mata before leaving for Patliputra. He happily agrees. She gives him his clothes. He looks confused but she calls it their tradition.
Siamak and the soldiers are coming from one side while Mir, Nicator and Unani army come from the other side. both the sides come face to face. Mir is surprised to see someone from the other side killing the soldiers of Magadh. Nicator smiles proudly at Siamak. They hug him one by one. Mir says I am proud of you Siamak. You did so much in such small age. Siamak wants to seek revenge for his mother and Justin. Nicator assures him they will do it.
Kaurvaki’s mother tells Jagannath that Kaurvaki left after Ashoka with the box. Jagannath realises she must have gone to the ancient temple. It means she wants to be married to Ashoka in her heart. I wont let it happen.
Siamak asks Mir to hit him. Everyone should think I fought bravely with you. Mir hits him. They walk back towards the palace.
Ashoka asks about the importance of the temple. She shares that every wish comes true in this temple of Mata. He is surprised that she believes in it. She says I have begun to. He asks her about it but she takes him inside. They go inside. Jagannath is on his way to the temple. Kaurvaki points at the line etched on the ground. Whoever comes here should be pure hearted. One cannot lie here. Priest asks them to take a thread out of the pot. They pull out one thread only. It means some new chapter is about to begin in your life. Tie the thread outside one a tree. Your wish will come true at the right time. Kaurvaki and Ashoka go out. they walk around the tree while holding onto the thread (like pheras). She prays that Ashoka should be her life partner in her every birth. Jagannath reaches the temple. Ashoka and Kaurvaki ask one another what they wished for. She is waiting eagerly to tell him but says one thing still needs to be done. Our motto will be accomplished then only. Jagannath calls out her name. She looks tensed.