Kaurvaki stands in front of Ashoka’s aim. I heard that you are very much good in weapons. Did I hear it wrong or have you failed? He is angry. Move aside or you will get hurt. She instigates him to do it. You got distracted seeing a girl? What will people think of you? Think about it. It is about Magadh’s pride now. Ashoka’s determination is restored. He hits at the scarecrow perfectly this time. Kaurvaki smiles seeing his aim. The problem is neither in the weapon or your motive. It is about your concentration. He talks about obstacles. She asks him if his focus is on them or on how to clear them. if you focus on the latter then you will find a solution at any cost. He knows what he has to do to fulfil the dream of united India. He leaves to meet Acharya Radha Gupta.
Dharma paces in the corridor. She knocks at Bindu’s door.
Charu says Samrat’s anger will calm down. You (Sushim) have to make Ashoka negative in his eyes. Mahamatya tells them about Ashoka’s private meeting just now. A flashback is shown. A Daasi tells Ashoka about Dharma’s doubt on Acharya Chanakya’s death. She had asked Kasturi to find some clues on the same. But she is missing since many days. Ashoka says we must find her at any cost then. She might know something important. The traitor is also there. He decides to alert Mahamatya. The flashback ends. Sushim is sure it is impossible for anyone to reach Kasturi.
Another flashback is shown. Charu talks to Sushim about Acharya Chanakya’s death. Kasturi hears them. Sushim notices someone hiding nearby. He pretends before his mother that something fell because of the strong wind. He stealthily hits at the pillar. Kasturi gets hurt. Flashback ends.
Sushim says Kasturi is our guest now. She has so much security around that neither can anyone reach her nor can someone track us through her. Sushim comes to a secret room where he kept Kasturi. She says Jai Janani but then he ties her hands and mouth. Rajmata asks them why dint they kill kasturi. Charu points out that it was about a night before Sushim’s Abhishek. It might have been a danger for us. Helena tells them to finish that work now. Hope we don’t get late.
Kasturi struggles with the ropes. She manages to free herself. She runs away. Sushim is shocked to see the door open. Kasturi isn’t there. She ran away!
Ashoka notices Dharma still outside Bindu’s room. She asks Bindu to open the door but he tells her to leave him alone. She leaves sadly. Ashoka is hesitant to knock at his father’s door. he finds Kaurvaki standing behind him. I did not want such a situation to arise. This has never happened before. Father always shares his worries with mother. Because of me! She says any father will be upset to see his sons fighting like this. Be assured, everything will be fine. He only wants to apologize to his father. She has an idea.
Sushim cannot understand how Kasturi fled from the spot. Helena is worried what if she reaches Ashoka, Dharma or Bindu. I wanted to go meet my father but we have to do something about Kasturi first. His last wish will be unfulfilled today.
Kaurvaki brings Drupad to his father’s room. It is your birthday tomorrow. you should ask for your gift. Drupad wants a tail like Hanuman ji. He knocks at his father’s door. Ashoka peeks on from far.
Kasturi comes to Dharma’s room but she isn’t there. Sushim and his allies continue to look for her.
Bindu declines to talk to Drupad. This isn’t the right time. Kaurvaki again asks him to knock if he wants the gift. He nods. He knocks again at the door.
Kasturi hides as she hears someone coming in the room. Helena does not see anyone in Dharma’s room. Sushim notices Dharma in the corridor. They both stop at the same time. Dharma turns to see if there is someone but Sushim hides by then. Kasturi sees her leaving. She hides when she sees Mahamatya there.
Dharma comes outside Bindu’s room. She asks Ashoka what’s happening. He shares that Kaurvaki is trying to make father open the door. Dharma stands next to him. Bindu again asks Drupad to come at the right time. Drupad says sorry to him. I will never knock at your door again. He turns to go when Bindu opens the door. He calls him Nanhe Samrat. I should say sorry to you. there is no reason for my anger. Tell me what you wanted to say. Drupad says I forgot about it after seeing your anger. Kasturi notices them all there. Helena also sees Kasturi at the exact time. Kasturi thinks to go right then only. It is the perfect time to tell them about Acharya Chanakya’s death. She runs towards them but Helena pulls her aside in time.
Bindu tells Drupad to think what he wants. Drupad looks at Kaurvaki, Ashoka and Dharma. They all come out. he smiles. It was your plan then. Kaurvaki shakes her head. Ashoka touches his father’s feet. I am sorry for disappointing you. Bindu says if I had not trusted you then I wouldn’t have made you the Yuvraaj. I have heard it from lot many people that you cannot control your anger. I don’t find it right. You will have to be patient and calm. That’s how you will be able to fulfil your responsibility. Ashoka agrees to do so. I will soon discuss something with you. They share a hug.
Helena slaps Kasturi. Sushim brings a poisonous snake there. You will meet your Guru Chanakya as soon as it bites you. Mahamatya keeps the sack near her feet. Siamak is concerned for himself. Sushim advises him to go out if he is a coward. You can go. Siamak wants to stay back but Helena sends him out. We have to be quick. We don’t have much time.
Acharya Radha Gupta tells Ashoka that they have no news of Kasturi. No one has seen her since long. He wonders if she has met the same fate like Raj Vaid.
Drupad notices Siamak coming out from a strange place. There is no way on this side.
The snake bites Kasturi. She screams out in pain. Everyone smiles seeing her thus.
Ashoka thanks and apologises to Drupad for helping him. What were you doing here at this hour? Drupad calls it injustice. When Siamak bhaiya can come here then why can’t I? Ashoka is surprised. Drupad shares that he saw Siamak bhaiya coming from here. He looked worried for some reason. I see no way from here. Ashoka asks him to come back here with some soldiers asap. Drupad leaves.
Ashoka goes inside but finds no entrance. He hears the sound of someone screaming loudly. He shifts one shelf which opens the secret passage. Ashoka is shocked to see Kasturi.
Mahamatya is glad that they exited from the other side. I sensed someone else’s presence from where we entered. Sushim says you worry unnecessarily. No one knows of that secret passage.
Ashoka asks Kasturi what happened to her. She speaks of Acharya Chanakya, death, Rajkumar but dies. Drupad reaches there with the soldiers. Ashoka notices the snake coming out from the bag. He tells Drupad to stand at his place. Drupad looks scared. Ashoka tells him to trust him. I wont let anything happen to you. He picks up the snake with his sword relieving Drupad. Drupad wonders if Siamak Bhaiya was worried because of the same snake. Ashoka sends him to his room along with two soldiers. A soldier gives him something. They are clothes (of Acharya Chanakya maybe). He thinks of Acharya Chanakya and Kasturi’s deaths.
Siamak is glad that Kasturi’s chapter ended finally. She went to her favourite Guru. Helena turns to go when Ashoka enters there. He looks pointedly at all of them. this is the second time that after someone else’s death in this palace you all hava gathered, as if to celebrate something. Helena acts all shocked. Whose death? Ashoka asks Siamak to answer. Siamak acts innocent. Ashoka takes Kasturi’s name. She died in the same room from where Drupad saw you elaving. Tell me what you know of Acharya Chanakya’s killers? Charu leaves from there. Helena asks him what he exactly wants to say. Have you lost your head after becoming the Yuvraj? Mahamatya asks him to say what he saw.
Dharma is talking to Bindu. Ashoka does the same when he is angry. She is about to feed him food when Charu comes there. Ashoka is hitting Siamak. They all rush out to see what’s happening.
Ashoka refuses to call it a coincidence. The day I announced to look for Kasturi, someone killed her. Siamak was seen coming out from the same area where we found Kasturi. Helena tells him not to blame Siamak for what his mother did. Siamak angrily replies that Ashoka’s mother only pushed his mother to become a traitor. They both have snatched all our happiness since they came in our life. Sushim BHaiya is right. Father made a Daasi his Rani and Ashoka is the end result of it. Ashoka slaps him. Bindu calls out his name. They all help Siamak stand. SUshim tells his father that Ashoka hit his younger brothr. Don’t you feel ashamed? You have become arrogant after becoming a Yuvraj. Don’t forget that even a Samrat cannot torture people for no reason. Bindu says I cannot believe Takshshila’s victory will affect you (Ashoka) like this. You promised me of something a while ago and now forgot all about it? Ashoka says a lot happened in this little time. I told you I am trying to find the culprits of Acharya Chanakya. Before I could track Kasturi, the killers killed her, that too inside the palace. There is so much security yet this happened! Bindu and Dharma are taken aback.
Acharya Radha Gupta checks Kasturi. She died because of poison. She was held captive here for very long time. Dharma shares that she has bene worried of Kasturi’s absence since she came back. Ashoka tells that he and mother could not tell him (Bindu) that someone from the palace is involved in Acharya’s killing. Siamak asks him why he is blaming him for it. Ashoka clears that he isn’t blaming him. I only asked you if you know anything about it. Radha Gupta asks him to speak up if he knows something. Siamak lies that he came to take a book from here. Sushim raises a doubt on Ashoka. Why he only got all the clues? Maybe he only did all this and is blaming us. Maybe he killed his Guru to get the throne. Ashoka angrily asks him how dare he blame him for something liek this. Sushim asks him if he can blame them.
Bindu pulls them away. If you will continue to fight like this then how will you save yourself from the enemy. The guy who sacrificed his life for the dream of united India. I have no doubt now that whoever did this is related to some member of the royal family. only that person can know of this secret passage who knows the palace well. I will find out about that person at any cost now. Radha Gupta points out that it isn’t a single person. He shows them the clothes and dagger. Bindu does not mind it. I will find them all. Acharya’s killers are free. This is a shameful thing for me and Magadh! He asks Mahamatya to anoucne a prize. Whoever gives us any info on Acharya Chanakya’s death will get money. He asks Radha Gupta to activate all his spies. I will punish the culprits with my own hands. He leaves followed by Dharma. Ashoka glares at Sushim. Radha Gupta takes him out.
Bindu asks Dharma why she dint share it with him before. I could have done something. She says sorry to him. I got worried for Ashoka. I was warned. If I say anything to anyone then they will kill our son. He assures her that no harm will come to her and Ashoka till he is alive. She also apologizes from Ashoka’s behalf. Bindu says I understand his closeness with Acharya. He needs to control his anger though. His way was not right. Citizens only see the actions, not motive. She says Ashoka does not know how to behave royally and follow the customs. You can guide him better. Bindu agrees. I too haven’t spent much time with him. I will guide him. I know where he will be right now.
Helena is irked that no one listened to her. I told you to kill Kasturi. Charu asks her why she dint kill Kasturi then. They all counter each other’s thoughts. Mahamatya reminds them of what Bindu said just now. How will you fight with the enemies if you fight amongst yourselves?
Ashoka is crying as he sits nears the sandals of Acharya Chanakya. I couldn’t save you even after being your disciple.
Siamak is sure Ashoka has a doubt on him. I wonder what Kasturi would have said to him before breathing her last. Helena says Ashoka would have directly gone to Samrat if he had a doubt on him. Sushim warns him not to be so scared. Your fear might prove his doubts true. Helena knows anyone can go against them for the prize money. There are many Kasturi’s here. Who all will we kill? Charu has a plan. We will have to completely surrender ourselves completely though.