Ashoka senses someone’s presence instinctively, and then the person whom he missed out obliviously earlier, through archery, confrotns him. he recognises him as a Gondna worker, and then deduces that since he isnt handicapped, he is Dakshin. he fights off and thwarts all attempts to kill him, aimed by dakshin. he grabs hold of dakshin, and asks him of the real gondna. he says that he cant spare ashoka now, as if that happens, then gondna shall kill him. but ashoka grabs hold and overpowers him, and then lashes at him, continuously hitting him, reminding him of all the atrocities that gondna put them through.
Meanwhile, kaurvaki gets up, and mumbles ashoka in her midsleep. he comes back to her, and says that he is right here beside her, and that he has the raksha kavach. he places it on her waist. she doses off yet again, on his leg, while he eyes her amused.
As siamak tells helen about what happened, she finds it totally disbelieving. Siamak tells helen, that she should have seen the look of dread on sushim’s face fearing his impending death, instead of the happiness of ashoka’s death. Helen thinks that she loves this about Indians, as they get swayed by emotions, and they harm themselves by staying with the truth, as ten years back, she told him the truth, and he got emotionmal, and as a result, he had to face ten years exile, and when he came back, he got emotional yet again, and trying to save a girl, helost his life. she guffaws. she hopes that bindu remembers and complies to his promise, and give death sentence to sushim.
Siamak says that once the brothers are out, then they can all rule together. suddenly, they hear sushim come in, clapping and taunting them, saying that he finally got lucky to see Gondna, the one who everyone is petrified of, is noone other than his granny, Helen. he compliments her on her shrewdness and being alive, when everyone thinks she is dead. she asks him to shut up, as siamak doesnt have a clue what he is talking about. they talk about Princess Chanda. siamak remembers who he did archery with. he says that he saw that girl, and the girl was wanting to be near him. sushim is impressed that girls are liking him. Siamak and helen try and signal each other, while sushim, lost in his own vanity, talks about how he cant sit quiet and do nothing. helen asks whats his motive. sushim says that he needs half their treasure. she thinks that he wouldnt understand where she has hidden it. Sushim says that he wouldnt get even a cent, as he is due for his own death, as per bindu’s promise. sushim gets enraged. helen calms him down. she asks siamak to stay silent for sometime, and not try and distract sushim. she agrees to give him a share, he is excited. he says that ashoka is dead, since noone can survive that fall from such a steep height, but he wont die so easily, and even if he does, he would take them down too. they are tensed.
All are apalled and grieved as they know of this incident. Bindu asks sushim to pray that ashoka be alive. he declares in the courtroom, that if by today afternoon, he has no news of ashoka being alive, then by evening, sushim shall close his eyes forever too. sushim hears tensedly. Sushim is tensed, along with mahamatya, dharma and acharya. his mother speaks up for him, saying that it was a mere accident, and sushim cant be blamed and punished for that. sushim says tha the truth is he wanted to kill him. bindu says that he doesnt need logic, but just his son alive. he asks acharya, to find out from his spies, about the whereabouts of ashoka. he silently complies. dharma asks him to be patient, as her heart says that nothing shall happen to him, as her lord isnt that cruel, that her family shatters yet again.
Bindu says that he isnt just tensed for ashoka, but Padmavati is with him too, and if anything happens to her, it would be bad for them. devi rushes in, saying that kaurvaki cant die, as the moment she has been waiting for all her life, she cant die without even getting the chance to relive it. Bindu asks whats he talking about. she is left speechless. vit uses his wit, and says that like any girl, she too wishes to get married to him. sushim meanwhile wonders what would happen if ashoka doesnt return by the afternoon. Siamak however wonders what shall happen when sushim by chance opens his mouth about gondna, and they shall all be in trouble. one of the doormam comes and says that Nirankush is here to meet Bindu. bindu gets up and says that he wont meet him in the palatial places, as a king. he walks off hurriedly.
Later, nirankush confronts them all, as they all eye him tensedly. Bindu asks him for the last time, if Chand is ashoka himself. nirankush says that he came asap, and talks about his itinerary whereall he went, only for the well being of bindu and his family. he says that he has got gifts for the queens and princesses. but bindu asks him not to beat around the bush and buy his way, and asks him to speak bold and clear as to whats the matter. he accepts the gifts. Bindu then tells that the reason he was summoned was that he has been accused of various offences, misuse of power, woman trafficking, and misappropriation of funds.
Nirankush starts palpitating. He then says that its mere jealous people of him, and hence baseless rumours are floating around. bindu tells that the allegations have been made by ashoka himself, when he was last week in pataliputra, where he saw him committing crimes for the first time. he says that ashoka must have misunderstood. nirankush says that he was at temple visit, then, and hence ashoka must have had a misunderstanding. bindu says tha the truth shall be declared only in the presence of ashoka, and hence he says that he would keep his decision on hault till ashoka returns back. nirankush is relieved and turns around to leave. However they are shell shocked and stunned, as they find ashoka coming in with kaurvaki after him. dharma and bindu are plesantly relieved, while sushim and siamak are aghast. vit rushes to him, expressing his happiness at ashoka being alive.
Dharma rushes to him too, and ashoka touches her feet. all are overwhelmed, as she hugs him and kaurvaki. she says that she is relieved to see that they both are safe and sound. then kaurvaki rushes to devi, who hugs her tight, happy to see her face. siamak and sushim are left speechless. bindu is relieved too, and asks if she is fine, thinking that ashoka must have definitely taken care of her. she remembers his attention and commitment towards her, until the place wherein he finally, sleeps, while still carrying her in his lap. she is amused as she wakes up, and finds him sleeping like that. se turns and he wakes up too. she hesitantly asks him why he risked his life for her life. he thinks that he belongs to her, and had to do so. he stands up, and says that this was the only choice to save her. he extends his hand for her to take, but she gets on her own and walks off. she tells bindu later, that she was taken good care of, which he would have done to anyone in distress. Nirnkush begins to go, but ashoka asks him whats the hurry, as the court meeting hasnt even started properly yet. all are tensed. The screen freezes on his determined face.
Bindu asks ashoka to present the allegations against nirankush. ashoka says that before doing that, just like nirankush presented him a gift, he too wishes to do the same, and begs for permission to present it. bindu complies. ashoka summons for the present to be brought. acharya walks in with bid stacks of boxes, aided by servants. all are boggled, and surprised as to whats all this. they are tensed, as it reveals loads of money and jewellery items. nirankush stands flustered. bindu asks where he found it, and whose is this. ashoka says that before doing so, he wishes to apologise, for the lie that he presented, that he got a secret of gondna, as he hadnt, but had a doubt, that it only posisble for the gondna to be so powerful, only when someone from their administrative council sides with him, and hence he told him, so that someone can alert him, and gondna is forced to react. he narrates everything, hinting that shotting and hunting was never his motive.
Ashoka says that before he could take in the person attacking him, as there was the accident with Padmavati, he had to rush to her. he then narrates everything what happened, and how he linked with the statements given by previous gondna tax workers, who were arrested earlier. he points out how dakshin had relations with nirankush. Nirankush vehemently denies all the allegations and cites them baseless, saying that he doesnt know anything about gondna, and asks ashoka not to misuse his princely status. ashoka stands surprised and tensed, and again points out that its impossible that he had no clue about this. siamak says that its possible since even he had no clue. then ashoka reminds the week afore incident, wherein he himself confronted niranksuh, and freed his bonded labours. he also presents devi to cite witness to the same. devi says that she along with her father, and many others, were to be submitted to gondna, by nirankush, and that she is thankful to ashoka for having saved her and many others.
Nirankush says that she is with ashoka, and is lying. kaurvaki says that devi is her friend, and if anything, she wont lie. ashoka says that they need to believe so many evidence, as witnesses. sushim says that noone needs to be called, as noone would lie in the name of the lord. ashoka says that those who fear the lord, wouldnt torture the innocent, which nirankush does, and its an easy, conniving way to get rid of the accusations, and presents himself as a witness, to the atrocities that nirankush had put everyone through, including even his family. nirankush says that at the time, that ashoka mentions, he wasnt even where ashoka claims him to be. ashoka asks why he came here then, to present and justify himself. he reminds all the atrocities. nirankush again denies. vit too affirms this. nirankush denies knowing anything about gondna. sushim too sides with him, and asks ashoka if they have any solid evidence, so that they can believe ashoka. bindu is set to thinking. Bindu says that after nirankush denies the allegations made against him, they need more solid evidence.
Ashoka hollers that they need evidence and so evidence shall be given. he asks for the lord not being visible, but they still believe and dont demand evidence for that. he screams, and a sack falls on the ground, with the body of dakshin, mutilated and blood covered. all are shocked and aghast to see this. nirankush blurts out that its dakshin. ashoka asks him who is this. nirankush blurts out that this is Dakshin, gondna’s aide and then realises what he just did. bindu is enraged. ashoka and kaurvaki feel victorious. sushim and siamak are tensed. he says that he had lied about the attacker being alive, just so he could take nirankush by surprise. he says that he was disappointed after he lost dakshin but then there was a new hope. he narrates how he met acharya in the forest, while he is with kaurvaki. acharya asks him to come along, as all are waiting for him.
Ashoka complies, and then he asks his horse to reach her safely. she boards atop the horse, and rides off. acharya tells him about his next move now. ashoka says that he lost direction afore, not knowing what to do next, having lost dakshin, but now he has an idea and that his dead body shall help him, to unravel the truth, but by some arrangements with the help of acharya. ashoka tells bindu that he had to do this drama, so that bindu can see for himself that nirankush didnt say a word of truth. bindu asks how dare he do this, and betrayed them, by siding with gondna. nirankush is distraught. bindu says that he knows whats the punishment for betrayal. nirankush apologises profusely, saying that he knew, but dakshin petrified them, and he was too scared to report, but he has no clue of who, or where gondna lives. ashoka then asks his brothers to side with him now too, and their silence can mean only two things, that either they too are with nirankush or else they were idiots.
Sushim says that they misunderstood him, and that nirankush should be sentenced to capital punishment for betrayal. nirankush is scared and apologises. bindu asks for him to be taken away immediately. he tells nirankush that he is being kept alive, only so that he can lead to gondna later on, and if he doesnt comply, then his death is certain. nirankush keeps pleading while he is taken away. then bindu tells acharya to take all fht taxes in form of money and valuables. ashoka then requests for one way of rectifying mistakes, that he made ten years back, and asks for half of this money to security establishments, and the rest towards the state wealth as taxes, and keep the people of Magadh tax free this year. bindu declares what ashoka wants. all join in unison, celebrating this decision, and praise and hail ashoka. bindu descends down the throne, qand hugs ashoka, while dharma is overwhelmed. bindu tells ashoka that he is proud of him, as he is the most capable son of his. he is shocked, but then ashoka realises that he was merely hallucinating. he finds Bindu actually coming down, and awaits him. but instead of hugging, he says that he must have made gondna weak by this attack, and he is sure that he shall find godnna soon enough. he then leaves the courtroom, while ashoka eyes him overwhelmed. siamak and sushim are enraged.
While nirankush is carried out, mahamatya tells him not to even think about spilling the truth about siamak and sushim, or else be prepared for the cnsequences. he is scared. then Ashoka confronts nirankush and asks him to spill out everything that he knows about Gondna since that would benefit him only, as today or tomorrow, he shall ultimately reach Gondna. after ashoka leaves, Nirankush is taken away, as he is distraught and in a dilemma what to do.
While ashoka walks in the corridor, Kauravaki comes upto him, asking why he did what he did, showing him the kavach on her hands. ashoka says that he has no clue what she is talking about. Kaurvaki confronts ashoka that she remembers partially. she tells him that she was addressed by her name, by him. he pretends to be extremely casual, and says that he does know her name. she is hopeful that he finally recognised her, and waits for him to speak up. The screen freezes on his face.
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