Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat 18th November 2015 Written Episode
Bindu signals the executioner. The executioner almost pulls the lever. Acharya Chanakya asks Samrat to stop. Sushim is alright. Bindu wastes no time. He throws his dagger and cuts the rope around Ashoka’s neck. He immediately rushes to his son’s side and removes the black cloth from around his face. Ashoka coughs. Bindu hugs his son. Dharma folds her hands thankfully as she witnesses this scene.
Mahamadhya asks Acharya why he did this. we cannot forget Ashoka’s crimes even if Sushim is alive. We cannot forgive him. acharya says the basis of justice is that the punishment should be as per the crime only. It isn’t justice if the punishment is less than the crime. It is injustice if the punishment is bigger than the crime. as per Magadh’s rules, there is no such rule for a culprit to be given death punishment while attacking a member of the royal family other than Samrat. I should tell you that Devi Dharma only treated Sushim. She only got him all hale and hearty. He confirms it to Samrat again. Sushim and Charu look at one another.
In the courtroom, Acharya announces Bindu’s new decision. Ashoka should not be given death penalty. We should now investigate the matter from the beginning. He gives Sushim a chance to relate all the incidents of that day one by one. Mahamadhya reasons that Ashoka accepted his crime. Devi Dharma also said to Samrat that Ashoka is jealous of Sushim. What truth you want to know now? Bindu allows Acharya to do what he has in mind.
Acharya turns to Sushim. Why did Ashoka used a dagger that night? Sushim too wants to know the same. Acharya says you can atleast tell how you were attacked. Mahamadhya counters him. what is important is that Ashoka attacked his brother. Acharya agrees. Why dint Sushim try to save himself when Ashoka attacked him. Sushim shares that Ashoka made his weapon fall already. Acharya points out tjat this means Sushim already had a weapon. You both were already engaged in a fight. What was it? Sushim says it was a sword. Acharya signals someone. Two guys come inside. One is dressed as Sushim and another is wearing Agradoot’s attire. They relive the entire incident. Acharya stops them. This all shows that if Sushim had a sword then Ashoka too should be holding a sword only. Sushim said that Ashoka used a knife. I want to ask Sushim if Ashoka’s sword turned into a dagger by some miracle. This clearly proves that Sushim isn’t telling us the entire truth. I want to present a witness before everyone. Ahankara walks in. Sushim looks at her in shock. Acharya signals her to speak. Ahankara says Sushim spoke truth. Agradoot overpowered Sushim. He made Sushim’s weapon fall. He dint hurt Sushim though. I recall that Sushim was lying on the floor as he was defeated. You all started knocking the door just then. I got scared. I wanted to run away. I had told the same to Agradoot but he dint want to run away. He wanted to tell you Sushim’s truth. Sushim got up just then. Ahankara shares the truth before everyone finally. Before Sushim could attack Agradoot I attacked him instead. This is the truth! I wanted to save Agradoot and not hurt Sushim. Agradoot saved my brother from this barbarous man (Sushim). Sushim claps for her. You are lying to save Ashoka’s life.
Bindu asks Ashoka to tell the truth. Acharya too prods him for the same. if you don’t tell truth then someone will be met with injustice. It is like a sin for any Samrat if he cannot do justice. It is a sin for the state too. Ashoka thinks of Acharya’s words last night. You should have actually supported Ahankara in speaking truth. You should have helped her in getting least justice. You chose the simplest way. Dharma gives her swear to Ashoka. Don’t lie today! Ashoka accepts that he lied that day. It pains me to speak the truth. My brother is no less than an animal. He behaved so rudely with his would be wife. How can any lady stay quiet after bearing so much torture! She still bore all that but she could not take it when her brother’s life got in trouble. She took Agradoot’s help then. Mahamadhya asks him why he dint say this truth earlier. Why did you accept this crime in the first place? Ashoka asks him if he still does not understand he was saving Ahankara and her brother. Sushim calls Ashoka great. He is saying the truth! People don’t know if this is your complete truth or not. I will tell them. You and Ahankara wanted me to be out of your way. You tried as well. Ahankara is a liar! She cheated me. I accepted her even though she is the daughter of traitors. She cheated me! She is characterless. Ashoka reminds him of limits. Sushim says you both have already crossed the limits. Ashoka raises his hand on him but Sushim holds his hand. Dharma is shocked. Bindu tells them both to calm down. He dismisses the meeting. I want to speak to Acharya personally. Everyone leaves from there following his orders.
Bindu is pained to see two of his sons fighting like enemies before everyone. Is this the future of Maurya lineage? How will that family, which is breaking from inside, will keep India united? Acharya shares a solution – send one of your sons outside Patliputra! This is the only solution to this problem.
Precap: Someone attacked Takshshila. Acharya suggests sending Sushim for this task. Mahamadhya counters his decision but Acharya reasons that Sushim can go to Takshshila. He was acting Samrat for a while. Mahamadhya talks about Ashoka. He too is capable enough!