Jodha Akbar December 19th episode:
Agra is decorated like never before as Salim is to come back after
seven long years. Jodha is tensed thinking how Salim would behave
after this long detachment. She remembers that in childhood he
stopped talking with her after a punishment. Akbar assures her that
Salim has grown up and he will understand the meaning of the
punishments. Rukaiya wonders whether Salim is still addicted to
marijuana, which she used to give him in childhood!
The palace of Agra welcomes Prince Salim, who is brought back by
grandmother Hamida. After the initial formalities, he goes to Jodha
and pays respect. Jodha is happy seeing that Salim has come to his
mother first. He replies that he has not come to his mother, but to
Marium-us-Zamani. He has followed the formalities, says Salim. He
goes to Rukaiya and calls her as ‘mother’.
Akbar calls Salim for a sword fight. He says that he wants to
test his fighting skill as he has heard that Salim is a powerful
fighter. Salim hurts Akbar’s hand in the sword fight. Akbar is
immensely happy seeing his skill. He is assured of the fact that no
one can beat Salim in the field of war.
Salim meets his brothers who were his playmates in childhood. He
comes to a room and starts feeling sick. He takes out a tiny box
from inside his dress. He takes marijuana and feels alright. He
regrets that the bad habit of childhood has not left him!