Vaid ji looks at Acharya Devrath. This is the only way to save him. He calls out for Acharya Devrath. I want to tell you something. Kichak’s sister tells him to go home. Many patients are waiting for you. Vaid ji nods. Acharya Devrath asks him about what he wanted to say. Vaid ji leaves after telling him to take care of Ashoka. He mentally apologizes to Ashoka. I could not say the truth owing to Kichak’s fear. Why should I be scared though? Nothing is bigger than saving Ashoka’s life. Someone covers his head with a blanket just then.
Kichak tells his soldiers to keep the Vaid under tight arrest till Ashoka is dead. Amatya remarks this is what destiny does. Your poison gave life to Ashoka. Kichak is sure his sister (Vasantsena) will return with the news of Ashoka’s death.
Dharma asks Vasantsena to see if there is some change in Ashoka’s condition. She imagines Ashoka holding her neck warning her or trying to kill her. She tells Dharma to rest for a while. I will stay with Ashoka. Dharma says which mother can rest when her son. Vasantsena is confused. Your son? Dharma reasons that any mother wouldn’t be able to sleep if her son is on deathbed. Vasantsena nods. I will call you if there is some need. Dharma agrees. She says the Shiva Mantra again as she sits next to Ashoka. Vasantsena looks on uninterested. She falls asleep for a while. Dharma is missing. She is at the riverside doing puja. Vasantsena gets the perfect chance to harm Ashoka.
Dharma prays for a new boon of life for Ashoka. Vasantsena tries to suffocate Ashoka while Dharma is on her way to that place. Only a little time is left. The Maurya Vanshi who came to change the destiny of Takshshila died by a woman’s hands! Everyone will remember it! Dharma is shocked to see Vasantsena standing near Ashoka. What were you doing? Vasantsena lies that she was removing something from around Ashoka so the blood circulation is right. Something has happened to him. Dharma leans closer to Ashoka’s chest. Vasantsena points out that maybe the herbs did not react the right way. His life is in danger. Dharma shouts in shock. Acharya Devrath runs inside.
Kaurvaki thinks of Ashoka. She senses something and gets up with a start. She is sure something is wrong with Ashoka.
Vasantsena consoles Dharma. Dharma mumbles that he did not die yet. She talks to Ashoka. You cannot die now. Justice is still not done! Adharma is still very much there. Stability and peace isn’t back yet. People are waiting. You will have to live for the citizens, motherland and your parents. They have a bigger role in your life. Get up. You cannot lose out to the evil people! Get up Dharamputra!
Dharma continues to talk to Ashoka. Your promise and duty is incomplete. Your Guru’s killers are still roaming free. Will you not punish them? Your task is still to be done. You cannot lose out to death like this. I gave birth to a brave kid who can face any situation. My son cannot be a loser! Get up! Vasantsena is shocked to realise it is Rani Dharma, Ashoka’s mother. Dharma says I wont allow you to die till you pay the debt of your motherland. You will have to abide by your mother’s order. Get up! You cannot disobey me like this. She cries. You can lose but what should I do! Being your mother, my trust on you is not losing. I am your Janani. Even Yamraj cannot take away your soul without my permission. You are still fighting with death. It is proved you want to live. Get up now. You have instilled a faith in the citizens here, get up for them. No one will otherwise dare to fight against the wrong! Get up!
Ashoka sees his mother in his dream. He moves towards her but a chain binds his legs. She stands at the end of the cave with extended hands. Ashoka stumbles in his steps. The chain tries to pull him but his mother calls out for him, encourages him to try! Ashoka wakes up screaming Ma. Everyone is pleasantly surprised to see him awake. Dharma smiles through her tears. Vasantsena covers her face and so does Dharma. All the citizens gather around Ashoka. Vasantsena leaves from there silently.
Ashoka remarks that your son will fulfil her orders. You gave me a life and a direction. I will do what I have vowed to do. I vow that I will free Takshshila from evil people like Kichak! He hugs Dharma and calls her Ma. You found me. I was so incomplete without you. I was only scared if I will be able to see or meet you again or not. Keep me close to you for a while so I can feel I am alive. I will gain my strength if that is so. Dharma is about to hug him back when Acharya Devrath says she isn’t your mother. I brought you for your treatment. Don’t mistake her for your mother. Ashoka reasons that a kid understands and recognizes his mother’s voice. If you don’t trust me then ask her yourself. He asks Dharma to speak up. Tell him that I am your son and you are Samrat Bindusar’s wife, Rani Dharma. Dharma thinks of Acharya Devrath’s advice.
Acharya Devrath yet again calls it an illusion. Ashoka asks Dharma to step up. Prove it that I am wrong. Remove the veil from your face. Acharya Devrath points out that she never removes the veil from her face before anyone except her husband. One mother gave you birth 15 years ago. This mother brought you to life by giving you the boon of life. Touch her feet to seek her blessings. Ashoka does so. Your presence makes me feel as if it is really my mother. Your touch, words and everything speak of my mother. Wherever she is, I promise her, I will fulfil her dream. The situation may or may not be in my favour, I will fulfil her dream.
Kichak is angry to lose out to Ashoka once again. He is a kid. You (Vasantsena) could not do it even when you were with him. Vasantsena says I almost killed him. Kichak says how did he not die then. She shares that his mother brought him back to life. I had a doubt on her initially only but Acharya Devrath tried to hide it. But today, when he was almost about to die, she got emotional and called out to Ashoka. Kichak is irked. Every time when we try to hurt him someone saves him. Amatya says Ashoka’s mother came as Ashoka’s power. How can we defeat him now? We will have to find a way to break him. Kichak asks about Kaurvaki.
Kasha talks to Kaurvaki. I enjoyed readying you. I never helped a princess become a Nagarvadhu. Kaurvaki sits down in her feet. Would you have done the same to me if I was your daughter? Kashi says all my daughters are already here on their job. Stop this drama. There are no relations here. Agnibahu adds that the same will happen with Kaurvaki’s daughters in future. Nayak speaks against it. Kashi says the younger she is, the longer she will serve the society. Tell Maharaj Kaurvaki is ready. She asks Nayak if he ever smiles. Agnibahu jokes on him. Everyone leaves from there except Kaurvaki and Nayak.
Ashoka gets ready with difficulty. Dharma helps him. He misses his mother as she used to help him in past. Acharya Devrath asks Ashoak to come. Ashoka, Acharya and Dharma stand at the balcony. The citizens of Takshshila are gathered downstairs. My Guru Acharya Chanakya had taught me that we should always remember that truth and love always win. There have been many troublemakers but they had to lose. Similarly, Kichak’s downfall is certain. We should fill ourselves with hope and bravery. The war is still not over. The enemy can be strong but can lose. the biggest example is I who has come back to life A Dharamputra is back to end the enemies of the motherland. Dharma smiles thinking of Acharya Chanakya’s words. You always used to say that Ashoka’s destiny is this. Today I have realised how right you were. Acharya Devrath says the cheer should be so loud that it reaches their enemies’ ears. Ashoka loudly says Jai Janani. People cheer after him. Everyone in the court hears it. Kichak is angry. Dharma thinks Bindu would have been so proud of him today. You won over the hearts of people before the enemy!
Bindu thinks of Ashoka. Rajmata Helena comes there. She advies him to think at times as a father too. The king should win when there is a situation where the king and father’s ideologies clash. If we don’t follow the rituals on time then it loses its meaning. Ram ji did something similar. He gave up on his wife when it came to taking a decision. You will have to forget a few things and move on in life. You hold responsibility towards your kids and citizens too. Bindu agrees. A father should forget about Ashoka. He should announce Sushim as his successor. Helena prays he takes the right decision. You will have to fulfil the expectations of the citizens at any cost.
Ashoka addresses Dharma as Mata. I am hungry. Wind blows. Dharma adjusts her veil. Ashoka misses seeing her face. She leaves to bring something for him. Ashoka is a bit sad.
Siamak asks Rajmata Helena why she is making Sushim the successor. He reasons it is more important for him to become a Samrat. Your enemies should be out of your way first. He is confused. she explains that it will be difficult to remove Ashoka from the throne as citizens love him. Both the brothers will clash with each other for the throne. Once Ashoka is out of our way, we will throw out Sushim too with my father’s help. Bindu will be left with no option but you then!
Acharya says he could not get more for Ashoka. Dharma says Ashoka spent 14 years of his life in jungle. He has grown up eating it all and they are his favourite. He says sorry to her for hiding her identity from Ashoka. I applaud you holding yourself back. She replies that a mother who has a son like Ashoka can never fall weak. She goes to make preps for food. The thread comes off her hand which Ashoka had tied on her hand.
Ashoka wants to find out what Kichak had been up to in all these days. Acharya Devrath asks him about his health. Ashoka says he is better than before. Kichak sat quietly all these days? Acharya suggests him to eat first. It is important for you to recover. Wash your hands then we will talk. He misses seeing the thread.
Arjun’s mother cries thinking of Arjun. He loves laddoos. She is making them only. Dharma goes to her. The lady says my son Arjun loved laddoos. These people killed him. He was such an innocent kid. How can someone kill a kid like him? Dharma is shocked. She comforts her. She wishes Ashoka brings stability and peace soon here. No mother should be separated from her son again.
Ashoka pours water on himself. He thinks of Kaurvaki and what all she had to bear because help him. he breaks the pot of water. You broke my trust just like this. It cannot be mended the same way ever again.
Dharma hopes Ashoka likes the food. She realises that the thread from her hand is missing. She looks around but cannot find it. Arjun’s mother checks in the kitchen while Dharma goes outside to look for it. Ashoka is coming from the opposite direction. Ashoka’s attention is diverted to the statue made by him. Dharma spots the thread and picks it up. Ashoka notices her just when she is tying the thread on her hand.