Dharma and his Daasi talk about Bhadrabhat. The Daasi shares that Bhadrabhat got scared when I told him you wanted to meet him. he got all the more scared when I spoke about Acharya Chanakya’s death. Dharma says he certainly knows something important. Daasi asks her how it will be possible. Rajmata is not leaving your side. Dharma says God will help me find a way.
Ashoka says we will have to be very alert now. Our every step should be well calculated. Kaurvaki is keeping an eye on them from a distance. Acharya Devrath hears the sound of her anklets. He asks aloud who is there. She composes herself. I brought lep for Ashoka but you are preparing for your fight. What will a Kalinga’s princess do here? Ashoka stops here. No one is a Maurya or from Kalinga here. We all are planning against Kichak together here. We have to first kill Dhananjay and should find every detail about his movements. Kaurvaki offers to do it. I will go in disguise. Acharya Devrath tells her against it. Everyone recognizes her. The soldiers will be alerted as soon as they se eher. We need someone on whom no one will doubt. Dadhich offers to do it. Being a Purohit, no one will doubt on me. Ashoka and Acharya Devrath agree. You are wounded. Someone should accompany you. Dadhich takes Bhola’s name. He walks next to Bhola. Nothing happened to me in yesterday’s attack as you were with me. I will stay safe again if you will come along. He hugs Bhola. Kaurvaki thinks she knows she is going against the right but she is compelled. I wish I had another option and could help Ashoka!
Bindusar tends to Dharma’s wound. She shakes her head but he says I can do this much for the one who I love dearly. He can see that she is tensed. Is something bothering you? Rajmata comes there before Dharma can say anything. Dharma lies that she is worried about their child. Can we organize a puja for our unborn baby? The last puja remained incomplete last time. Bindusar agrees. I have already lost one kid by being careless. I cannot lose another. Dharma mentally apologizes to him for not telling him the truth. Rajmata smiles.
Charu tells Rajmata Dharma has something else in her mind on the pretext of a puja. Rajmata says I will make sure she reaches no clue.
Dharma tells her Daasi this is just a medium to safeguard her unborn baby. We will get it God’s blessings and also find a way to reach the killer of Acharya Chanakya.
Kaurvaki finds the route she uses busy. She thinks to write a letter to Amatya. She writes a letter giving every info of Ashoka’s next move. She hides it as soon as Ashoka comes in the room. She lies to him that she was trying to find a cure for people’s illness. He thanks her for helping them. you proved my faith right. He points out at the side from where she will find the desired info. Kaurvaki is tensed to see him looking for something in the room. He asks her if something happened. Kaurvaki thanks him for trusting her when no one trusted her. He apologizes to her for hiding his identity from her. I know I hurt you but it was unintentional. The situation was such that I had to wait for the right time to tell you my truth. I did not want to lose you so I kept quiet when you told me your truth. I thought to tell you when I defeat Kichak but Acharya Devrath told everyone about my identity before that. She tells him to let bygones be bygones. He picks up the book in which she had hid the letter. I was looking for this only. He begins to go but she goes after him, trying to stop him.
The puja is going on. Daasi asks Bhadrabhat to wait. I will call Rani Dharma. Bhadrabhat looks around tensed. Daasi hides upon noticing another Daasi standing nearby. She quietly signals Dharma. Dharma excuses herself. She asks a Daasi about the rest of the Prasad. Rajmata comes back after hearing it. The Daasi returns alone with Prasad. Rajmata gets worried.
Kaurvaki takes the book from Ashoka. You should eat food first. You have to take care of yourself so you can protect others. He agrees. She stands holding the book in her hand.
Dharma meets Bhadrabhat. I know you lied in the Sabha. It is impossible that the Acharya, who could understand any problem from a distance, did not say anything to you! Who did Acharya Chanakya doubt upon? Was it a member from the royal family? He declines knowing anything. She tells him she gives him a last chance or he will be called a traitor. He repeats he knows nothing. He notices someone overhearing their convo and hastily leaves from there. Dharma is sure Bhadrabhat is certainly hiding something. Was someone listening to our convo? Who could it be? She notices a shadow and hears the sound of anklets. She begins to follow the person.
Ashoka has finished eating. He takes the book back from her after thanking her. Kaurvaki got the letter out of the book before that. I have no other option to safeguard my father’s life.
Dharma chases the person’s shadow. A lady appears to be attacking someone with a dagger. She runs from there in fear. Dharma is all shaken up in her room. She dropped her jewellery while running. There is a small note waiting for her on the desk. There is a bloodied ornament as well. She reads it. the one who can enter inside your palace and room can do anything. Forget the past. If you say anything to Samrat then the weapon will not miss its aim next time. She thinks to tell Samrat everything when she notices the blood on the note. Rajmata looks on from a distance. She pays money to the Daasi who brought Prasad in the hall previously. Rajmata thinks Dharma needs her now. I should now spend some time with her. She laughs evilly.
Kaurvaki floats her message through a gutter as a boat. A soldier gets it on the way.
Amatya reads Kaurvaki’s message before Kichak. Ashoka will get Dhananjay. His mission only will become the reason of his doom. I want to meet Kaurvaki. Send her a message right away.
Kaurvaki gets a signal from Amatya. Why is he calling me now? I have informed him about Ashoka’s next move. Has he not received my message? How do I go out from here now? If I don’t then he might hurt my father.
Ashoka is training everyone for battle. He points out the most sensitive part of body for everyone. Everyone looks intently. Ashoka advises them to attack on these points before the enemy can hurt them. Kaurvaki adds that if they lack rest then the enemy will anyways win. Ashoka replies that one should not waste time in taking rest when the enemy is hovering over your head. Kaurvaki challenges him for a sword fight. He too picks up a sword. She diverts his attention and aims the sword at his neck. He calls it cheating. She remarks that it is ok when one has to win. You have lost. You should take some rest. Ashoka agrees. He sends everyone to have food. Kaurvaki is about to head out of that place but stops. Acharya Devrath looks at her. She thinks not to attract anyone’s attention and goes from there. Acharya Devrath wonders if he doubts Kaurvaki for no reason. When he is gone, Kaurvaki goes out from the same path.
A cart waits outside for Kaurvaki. She does not want to create a doubt on anyone’s mind but is helpless. She sits in the cart.
Dhananjay is walking the market. He decides to go to a village near the mountains tonight to collect tax from there. Dadhich and Bhola are following him. Dhananjay comes inside a room. He tells the soldiers to follow Amatya’s orders. Dadhich and Bhola wait to attack.
Kaurvaki comes to the palace. She stops to eavesdrop on Kichak and Amatya’s convo. Amatya thinks Ashoka will try to hurt Dhananjay if he wants to kill him. We should capture him just then. We have to make sure Ashoka’s men don’t take a short route to reach that village. It will actually help Ashoka as the people of that village are against you. They will only help Ashoka. Kichak senses someone’s presence. Kaurvaki steps forward. He says you are doing a good job. Keep telling us about Ashoka’s movements and your father will be free. She points out that it is risky to come out of Vishwavidyalaya. Kichak says you have to do one last thing for us. Ashoka is planning to kill Dhananjay. Give him a message. Tonight will be the best time to kill Dhananjay when he will try to go to another town through the mountains. The moment Ashoka comes there he will be caught. your father will be free the very next moment. Amatya says we only need Ashoka. Kaurvaki points out that Ashoka will never get out alone. There will be many innocent people with him. Amatya says we wont do anything to them. Kaurvaki goes from there relieved.
Kichak is angry with Amatya for saying so. How will they be innocent if they support Ashoka! Amatya reasons that there will be no rebellions once Ashoka is gone.
Dharma wakes up with a start as she sees a bad dream about Ashoka. Bindusar and Rajmata come there. Dharma shares that she saw someone killing Ashoka. Rajmata tells Bindu that Dharma has still not gotten over her son’s loss. I would suggest you to think once again. she will keep thinking about Ashoka if she stays here. Dharma says I will get fine. Don’t separate me from Samrat. Bindu too says the same. You should stay calm. Dharma wonders how do I tell you I wont be at peace anywhere else. BIndu insists.
Arjun teases Ashoka when he asks him about Kaurvaki. They notice wounded Dadhich and Bhola coming there. Who did this? Dadhich and Bhola tell him whatever happened at Dhananjay’s place. The soldiers had surrounded them and beaten them badly. They had no weapon with them at that time. Bhola still kills one soldier. They share that Dhananjay knew beforehand that we will attack him. Someone had informed him about us already. He took us to a place form where he could escape, not us! Ashoka says how it can be. It was a secret. Acharya Devrath points out that it is possible only when there is a traitor between us. Ashoka wonder who that person could be. Kaurvaki mentally apologizes for Dadhich and Bhola’s condition.
Acharya Devrath wants to figure out how Dhananjay got to know about their secret attack. Ashoka wants to do something asap or people will lose confidence once again. maybe Dhananjay noticed Bhola and Dadhich. Why should we doubt on our own people! We will do what we have decided to do.
Kaurvaki is by the riverside. She thinks of Amatya’s and her mother’s words. She is in a fix. Who will you choose – Magadh’s citizens who mean nothing to you or your father! kaurvaki cannot lose her father. her inner self tells her to live with the guilt of separating too many innocent families. You very well know what Kichak will do to everyone once Ashoka is dead. you may not accept it but Ashoka is on the right path. No one will trust Kalinga because of what you are doing. Will your father accept it? It is up to now, what will Kalinga be know for – being selfish or for helping others!