At the boot camp, the recruits continue to undergo more rigorous combat exercises including obstacle course drills, lectures on navigation and orientation, core-strengthening activities, and underwater tests. An instructor discusses the alternative ways to know one’s location without the aid of compass or any other GPS-base devices. Abe (Carlo Aquino) impresses everyone as he explains how the moon, stars, and trees could determine directions.
The trainees are divided into pairs and are tasked to punch their buddies as hard as they could to develop their cores. While taking in their comrades’ blows, the candidates remind themselves of the reasons why they fought for so long. Michael (Nash Aguas) takes inspiration from his mother and siblings and Benjie (Yves Ramos) from his Kuya Olan (Ketchup Eusebio). An overly confident Gorio (Angelo Ilagan) feels unbeatable while Phil (Jerome Ponce) gets motivation from the people belittling his abilities. Meanwhile, Alex (Gerald Anderson) is determined to fight for his dreams. A flashback displays the trainees’ lives outside the camp.
As the gun retrieval exercise begins, Alex notices Michael’s nervousness and assumes that the tension is brought by Michael’s fear of the water. He says Michael should have told him beforehand, so he could have taught him how to swim. Fortunately, the water competency test extends until the next day due to lack of time.
Later that night, Alex secretly brings Michael in the pool area and trains him. Elmer (Vin Abrenica) catches the duo and threatens them of being sent out of the camp due to violating the curfew hours. Alex dares Elmer to do so, confident that Elmer and his team would also be punished for not guarding the barracks well. Elmer feels embarrassed and pushes Alex and Michael into the pool.
The next day, Michael successfully passes the underwater test.