It would have been easy for Sushim to snatch the throne in your absence. He intentionally misbehaved with Kaurvaki to instigate me for a competition. Indrajeet, who was his best friend, helped him. Brother knew when you were going to be at the same place and made me shoot the arrow at the exact time. He switched the arrows when I wasn’t looking. He got his best friend killed to make sure he is safe. He tried his best to prove me a culprit and get me punished. Sushim claps for him. It was amazing! What a great story. I would have brought your entire truth before everyone but the person who could prove it all is no more. Everyone here knows I hate Ashoka. Whatever I did, I did on face. Maurya’s don’t backstab. Unani’s are the one who attack on the back. I would have directly attacked if I had to. About killing father, think what importance I had in your life. I still love you the same way. I can never forget you are my father and my mother’s husband. Can any son ever snatch his mother’s husband to sit on the throne? Charu supports him. Why will Rajmata protect Sushim?
Bindu says I don’t expect mother to speak truth after whatever happened. I again ask you the same question though. Was anyone else involved in this? Helena thinks of Justin’s last wish and of Charut’s threat. No, I did it all alone. I would have succeeded if destiny had supported me. Bindu says what the need for it was. Did you not trust your son? You could have said once. I would have given you everything if you had just asked me once. Why did you have to break my trust? She asks him why he dint make Justin sit on the throne then! Did you not know what bothered your brother? I couldn’t see him in pain and feeling ashamed. What did he not have? He was a Unani so he wasn’t made a Samrat. I gave up everything when I got married because of the pact between Magadh and Unan.
Did you ever think how difficult it will be for me to leave Unan and come to Magadh? I wanted my son to sit on the throne. He had to pay with his life for having Unani blood in his veins. I wasn’t a human but a thing for everyone here. Did I come to take alms by leaving everything behind? It proves I have no right here. I can have everyone’s pity only. You called me a mother but did you ever try to know what troubled me? You kept saying you can do anything for me but did nothing! You saw me killing my own son. Why dint you stop me son? You don’t know how difficult it was for me. There is only one person in this palace who took care of my needs. It was Siamak. After Justin, it was only Siamak who I wanted to see on the throne. I would have done everything and would have never given up to make it happen.
Bindu says history might remember me as a weak Samrat. My today’s decision might call me biased or not doing justice. Truth is I cannot punish my mother with death penalty. She will be imprisoned for life! Soldiers take away Helena. Bindu is in tears and so is Siamak. Everyone leaves from the courtroom one by one except Ashoka and Sushim.
Sushim walks up to Ashoka. Ashoka claps for his brother. You were saved this time but don’t think it to be the end. I have my eyes on you. Sushim says I too have lost interest in playing hide and seek. It will happen openly now. I will defeat you in such a way that you will fear fighting with me. Ashoka tells Sushim I don’t have proof as of now but I know Rajmata isn’t alone in this. She might have some reason to not speak up. I want to end this game for forever this time. If she would have been given death penalty then the other culprits would have been free. Maybe father gave her life imprisonment thinking she will break down one day. This time there will be a decision! Time will tell who wins but this time there will be a final decision!
Charu says he is only tryiong to scare you. Sushim says they have one end of our secret now. If Rajmata says anything by mistake then everything will be finished. Let’s kill her! We will make it look suicide. No one will doubt. Charu tells him not to act foolish. The situation is critical anyways. Mahamatya seconds her. Sushim does not want any loopholes. She might lose her mind and speak everything before father. Mahamatya points out that everyone; especially they will be under the scanned right now. Everything will be over if we get caught. Charu is sure Helena wont speak now. She could have said it before only. She was and will speak up for the very same reason – Siamak. Till the time she is afraid we might hurt Siamak, she wont say anything. Keep Siamak under your control. Keep an eye on him.
Shubhrasi apologizes to Dharma for doubting and bring rude with Ashoka. Dharma tells her not to apologize. You were going through a very bad phase back then. Shubhrasi says you are great to think that ways even in that situation. Will Ashoka forgive me for doubting on him to kill his favourite brother? I don’t know what to say to him or apologize to him. Ashoka says do you want me to feel bad by apologizing to me. I am indeed responsible for Drupad’s death. I had taken that responsibility to protect him. She says sorry to him. He calls it her right as she is his mother too. They share a hug. I will find all the culprits and get them punished. God will support us. Soldier comes to tell him that Acharya Radha Gupta wants to meet him. Ashoka leaves.
Bindu caresses Drupad’s neckpiece. Siamak comes there to ask for death from himself. I know my mother went against us all but what wrong did I do. I am taking the burden of it. I am being cornered in my own family. I missed my mother all alone. You too never tried to know what I am going through. I thought Dadi will understand but she too misused me. I cannot take it anymore. I feel insecure here. I never did wrong to anyone. I want to go away from here, don’t know where but to the place where I am looked at as only a person. BIndu says sorry to him. I dint know your pain. You aren’t the son of a traitor but me. You have my blood in you. You deserve to stay here. I wont let you go anywhere. I have already lost one son. I cannot lose another. I made a mistake. I am ready to make up for it. Don’t punish me this way please. Bindu sadly leaves from there. Siamak wipes his fake tears. Atleast I am innocent in your life. If Dharma and Ashoka try to fill your ears against me then you wont trust me. He smiles.
Ashoka is shocked to know something. Acharya Radha Gupta says we are about to get the first clue of finding the culprit of Acharya Chanakya. Ashoka knows it happened because of the prize money. Radha Gupta agrees. We inspected the weapon with which Acharya was attacked. That particular gunsmith makes such weapons only. Ashoka says we must not delay then.
Siamak meets Helena in jail. He tells her that father trusted his fake tears. He felt guilty. You were right. Helena tells him to always follow her words. You will be safe then. He is worried as Sushim and Charu can do anything if they can team up with a tantric. Ashoka is also my enemy now. I have enemies all around. Helena says I am still alive. I wont die till I make you sit on the throne. One plan failed not I. I have changed my plan. My father will leave thousands of Unani soldiers near the Magadh boundary before heading back. You will have to give him my message (tells in his ears). You will do it alone. She gives him a necklace given to her by her father. They will hear you. My father will then make sure he takes revenge of my insult here. Siamak hides it in his clothes and leaves from there.
Ashoka is all set to go somewhere with a few soldiers. Kaurvaki comes there. She wants to accompany him but he suggests making arrangements for her to visit the state. She refuses to go anywhere alone. Your mother said today only that. Ashoka says I know it already. I am going for an important work. She refuses to let him go anywhere without her. Either I will come along or you also wont go. Acharya Radha Gupta tells Ashoka to give up before a woman. Ashoka agrees. Who can stop a woman when she makes up her mind to do something? Acharya Radha Gupta smiles.
Bindu comes to the room where all the photos of his beloved / brave martyrs have been kept. He recalls the day he was made to sit on the throne. You (Acharya Chanakya) did everything in your power to strengthen Maurya lineage. Your appearance only makes everyone at peace. On the other hand, it’s me, who ashamed his own people. After today, history will always take my name as a weak Samrat. Forget about holding the empire together, I couldn’t even hold my family together. There have been so many issues inside that I couldn’t see. I could not see the enemies who were right inside my family. I kept sheltering the culprits and punishing the innocent people. It proves I got swayed by everyone’s words. I trusted people blindly. My own mother, my brother wanted to kill me! The supposedly ideal family turned into a family against the society today. My son was killed right before my eyes. I was about to kill my innocent son with my own hands. I am a failed son, disciple, father and Raja. I am stain on my family’s name. I don’t know if I will ever be able to change it to good. I still don’t know where I went wrong. He faints.
Ashoka comes to the gunsmith’s place. You made the weapons used to kill Acharya Chanakya? He points at a few daggers. Do you recognize them? The gunsmith accepts making them but has no clue who used them to kill Acharya Chanakya. Ashoka holds his neck while questioning him. Was it someone from the royal family? Acharya Radha Gupta signals Ashoka to stop. Ashoka lets go the guy. The gunsmith says I would have known if it was someone from the royal family. Anyone who comes here hides his identity though. I don’t know who took them but yet, they are made by me only. Ashoka orders the soldiers to arrest him.
Ashoka, Kaurvaki and Acharya Radha Gupta come to the where they see a marriage happening. She wants to see it but Ashoka tells her to come. Acharya Radha Gupta gestures him to let her see it. Ashoka says shall we.
The soldiers pick up Bindu.
Ashoka and kaurvaki are welcomed by the family. They are made to wear a crow made by flowers.
A soldier informs Dharma and Shubhrasi that Bindu is unwell. He is on his deathbed.
Kaurvaki imagines getting married to Ashoka. She smiles shyly but then realises it was her dream. She still looks happy. Ashoka feels restless. It feels as if something wrong is going to happen.
Dharma comes to Bindu’s room. Charu sends the soldier to call Raj vaid. Dharma asks about Ashoka from others.
Kaurvaki asks Ashoka if there is some problem. He shakes his head.
Sushim asks a soldier about Siamak but he has no clue. Where can he go without telling anyone? He notices a branch going down. Why Siamak did ran away like this without telling anyone?
Siamak comes to the camp where the Unani’s are. He shows Helena necklace to a soldier and introduces himself as the grandson of Nicator.
The couple meets Ashoka and Kaurvaki. Ashoka wants to go as he cannot see anyone parting from their parents. Kaurvaki calls it tradition. The couple look so happy together. A guy comes there just then asking the bride to come with him. Your father took loan from me. You will have to stay with me like my Daasi till it is repaid. He is taken aback to see Ashoka. The family has been serving them since 40 years already. Kaurvaki says they have been working without any question to pay back a small amount. Ashoka calls it abuse. You have to pay them now. I free this girl right now from you. She is free. The guy calls it injustice but Ashoka asks him to pay money to the girl now or he will be jailed for 18 years now. The guy says you have been appointed a Yuvraaj just now. You should consult your father. Ashoka agrees but he also knows that is father would think the same. The guy leaves calling it injustice. Many people share a similar problem with Ashoka. No one helped us till now. We have seen a ray of hope in you. Kaurvaki tells him to talk to Samrat to free everyone.
Siamak gives the necklace to the soldier to show to Nicator. The soldier goes inside. Siamak decides to find a perfect solution for Ashoka now.