Dhananjay happily shares Ashoka’s situation at the fight. He was stunned and lost so many people in it. Kichak’s sister appreciates his brother’s move. Kichak says till the time I see his dead body I wont believe it he is dead! A rumour about his death has floated once as well. Amatya says his family is in deep grief after hearing the rumour about Ashoka’s death. We will kill them after killing Ashoka. Kichak wants to hold a celebration.
Kaurvaki enters. Kichak appreciates her for all that she has done. You will be given a prize for this victory.
Ashoka thinks of his mother’s words and of his promise to his mother (no innocent person will die in the process). He angrily picks up a spear. Acharya Devrath calls out for him. Feelings cannot be the reason behind a decision. He sends a few people after him to stop him.
Kaurvaki is brought where Jagannath is kept. Kichak remarks she did make them reach Ashoka yet they were cheated by her. Tomorrow, we will punish you and your father in front of everyone. Everyone should understand no one can defeat or cheat Kichak. Ashoka loudly calls out for Kichak. Everyone goes out to see except Kaurvaki. She hugs her father but the soldiers take her away.
A bloodied spear waits for Kichak and his allies. Kichak pulls out the note attached to it. Your negative countdown has begun. I told you I am your death. You can run away from me but cannot save yourself from me. Kichak heads outside. Ashoka is still standing there. Kichak and Ashoka glare at each other.
Ashoka says I could have killed you today only if I wanted. I could have hurt you with the spear only. But I wont give you easy death. I will defeat you first. From today onwards you will fear your death. You used Dhananjay against me and to kill so many innocent people. I will kill him first. You will realise how much my people mean to me. I vow to kill him by tomorrow evening. I will kill myself if I fail in doing so! Dhananjay looks scared. Kichak orders his soldiers to catch Ashoka. He beats them and leaves on his horse. A few soldiers chase him but in vain.
Kichak looks at the bloodied spear. I cannot bear this anymore! His sister tries to stop him but in vain. Amatay steps forward. He refuses to move aside. Destruction is complete when the timing for lightning in right!
Acharya Devrath says you took this decision in anger but it could mean a big danger to everyone. Ashoka says I could not sit back and see everything. You were not there. I saw Arjun dying before my eyes. Everyone’s bodies are asking me to take revenge. Acharya Devrath reasons they will do it with patience. Ashoka replies he could not
Amatya remarks feelings are the biggest mistake of any warrior. Ashoka is doing the same mistake. Chanakya is no more. Ashoka cannot see anything without any guidance. Kichak points out that Ashoka is not weak. He reached here without any support. Amataya reminds him that Ashoka has vowed to kill Dhananjay at any cost. We should not to attack Ashoka. He himself said he will kill himself if he fails in killing Dhananjay by the end of the day.
Acharya Devrath has no idea how to find out what Kichak is doing to protect Dhananjay. He must have appointed his best soldiers. Ashoka says it isn’t about my life today but of the trust everyone das on me. Another Ashoka can replace me tomorrow but their trust will never be replaced if I back down now.
Kichak talks about hiding Dhananjay in the most secretive room of his house. There is only one entry and exit point of that particular room.
Acharya Devrath says Bhami came last time after lot of difficulty. We cannot exactly figure out what Kichak will do to protect Dhananjay.
Kaurvaki listens to Kichak and Amatya’s convo.
People wonder how Ashoka will reach Dhananjay by the end of today. A lady shares she is sad she does not have another son who can die for Ashoka. Every mother of Takshshila is feeling a similar emotion today. She blesses Ashoka. He decides to use Kichak’s method against him only. They used Kaurvaki. We too have to find the weakest link of Kichak. I know who that person is!
Agnibahu exaggerates his meeting with Ashoka before the ladies. He panics as soon as a man walks inside his room with a sword. His face is blocked by the shade. The ladies run for safety. Agnibahu tries to hide but in vain. Agnibahu falls on the floor as Ashoka (dressed in disguise of a soldier) pulls him by putting a rope around his neck. Ashoka calls himself Yamraj. Your survival will depend on the fact if you help me. Where is Dhananjay? Agnibahu deduces it is Ashoka. He declines knowing anything about Dhananjay.
Kichak says this secret will come out after everyone after sunset. I want you (Amatya) to be with me all the time. Amatya asks him if he doubts him. What will I gain by cheating you? Kichak calls it a precaution. Kaurvaki thinks to tell Ashoka before Kichak reaches for her.
Ashoka tells Agnibahu to find out if he does not know. You have no other option if you wish to live. We don’t have much time. Be quick. Agnibahu agrees. Ashoka says I will also accompany you. Agnibahu thinks Ashoka is too anxious to die. He will die before sunset itself this way!
Agnibahu and Ashoka (in the disguise of a soldier) are outside the palace. Agnibahu mutters to Ashoka that he is getting himself in trouble. Ashoka pokes him to move ahead. Agnibahu enters inside the palace along with Ashoka. Agnibahu introduces Ashoka to other soldiers as his bodyguard. I need safety.
Kaurvaki runs in the palace.
Ashoka hears the sound of the bell. I don’t have much time now. Hurry up!
Kaurvaki sits in a place. She tears a piece of her cloth and hurts her hand. She writes a note using her own blood for Ashoka. She gets tensed as she hears the sound of approaching footsteps.
Ashoka tells Agnibahu not to show his fear before Kichak. Agnibahu hopes his Mahanayak is not in a foul mood.
Kichak and Amatya continue to look for Kaurvaki. Kaurvaki hits a soldier on his head and heads towards the balcony. She signals some pigeons. Kichak and Amatya hear the sound. Ashoka too senses it. Agnibahu tells him not to stop after hearing every sound. Mahanayak Kichak will get a doubt on you this way.
Kaurvaki talks to Titli (a pigeon). I was sure you will come to help me. Maybe we became friends for this day only. Give my message to Ashoka. He is in Vishwavidyalaya. Titli flies away.
Ashoks asks for Kichak. I did not come here to roam around the palace. Where is Kichak!
Kichak and Amatya come to where Kaurvaki is. What were you trying to do? The soldiers have shot down Titli. They give the message to Kichak. Kichak angrily slaps Kaurvaki. He pulls out his sword to kill her but Amatya intervenes. Her life is more important for us. Ashoka will not come to kill Dhananjay but he will certainly come to save her. Kichak does not want to leave her alive anymore. Amatya agrees. We will kill her when she is of no use to us. Till then, punish her such that she stays alive! Kichak screams out in anger.
Agnibahu hears Kichak’s scream. He advises Ashoka to leave. Ashoka refuses to go. A soldier greets them just then. Agnibahu asks him about Kichak. They get to know Kichak is headed towards the prison.
All the citizens of Takshshila pray to Lord Shiva. They are worried for Ashoka. We have no news of him so far. Did he get to meet Kichak or not!
Kichak has tied Kaurvaki as well. You share a weird relation. The daughter had come to save her father but now I will punish her in such a way that her father wont be able to see it! Jagannath requests him to free Kaurvaki. She speaks the same for her Baba. Punish me not my Baba. Kichak agrees to do what Jagannath is saying. He drops the hunter before Jagannath and frees his hands. Pick it up and punish your daughter on your own! Jagannath begs him to kill him. Don’t punish me this way. Please let her go. kichak insists. Jagannath pleads for his daughter. Kichak stays put. Jagannath declines. I wont be able to do it. Kichak calls it easy. He hits Kaurvaki using it. I will show you it isn’t difficult. He hits her when she shouts Jai Janani. Ashoka and Agnibahu stop in their tracks as they hear her. Ashoka wonders who is the rebel here. Agnibahu is all the more worried for Kichak’s anger at the moment. This is not the right time to ask him anything.
Amatya tells Jagannath about her closeness to Ashoka. Kichak adds they are fighting together gaianst me. I gave her an option to free you but she chose to help him. Ashoka and Agnibahu reach there and witness it all. Kaurvaki agrees. This is truth. Ashoka’s death will end the trust and dreams of the citizens of Takshshila. They dream of a united India. Ashoka is fighting for the innocent people. His fight is against adharma and injustice. I will give any sacrifice to make him win. Jagannath tells her to stop. You are helping Bindusar’s son! You forgot he backstabbed your father. Kaurvaki reasons Ashoka is different. Jagannath questions her relation with Ashoka. You have started to love him, right? You put my life in risk for Maurya’s! I would have been proud of you if you would have done something like that for Kalinga! Amatya adds fuel to fire. Jagannath says my daughter cannot be a traitor. Apologize for helping Ashoka! She reminds him of his words. Don’t even bow down before God when you aren’t guilty. I don’t think I did any mistake by helping Ashoka. Ashoka is all emotional. Jagannath hits her with hunter. Kaurvaki says Jai Janani all along. Ashoka is pained and angry to see her in pain. He pushes Agnibahu ahead. Jagannath falls down on the floor helpless and broken.
Kichak is surprised to see Agnibahu there. Kichak wants to know who this soldier (Ashoka) who is looking him directly in the eye is. Look down! Ashoka angrily makes a fist. Agnibahu adds he cannot bow down his head. There is some problem in his back since birth. The same is with his family. Kichak is amused. Why did you come here? Agnibahu talks about meeting a very old sage in some area. He gave me something to be worn by you. The one who wear is will become immortal. He cooks up some story. Amatya checks it. He lies to pretend he is very knowledgeable. Kichak advises him to give it to Dhananjay right now. He needs it more. Agnibahu says I don’t know where he is.