The soldiers’ hearts are drenched in different emotions in the aftermath of their intense test mission against a terror group. Abe (Carlo Aquino) is problematic with his relationship with Aaliyah (Elora Espano) as the latter remains embittered with his failure to save her parents from the terrorists. Alex (Gerald Anderson) is downhearted and hurt having been rejected by Lourd (Sue Ramirez) in front of the other troopers and evacuees a while ago. Benjie (Yves Flores) is starting to feel confused with his feelings for Phil (Jerome Ponce) while Jethro (Elmo Magalona) isn’t completely happy with trying to please his father at all times.
That night, someone tries to enliven the rangers-in-trainees’ mood. Michael (Nash Aguas) arrives to surprise his comrades. Teases fly around the place. The group spends the night around a bonfire while drinking a little and unleashing their bottled emotions. Jethro and Phil advise Alex to try harder and not to feel defeated after just one rejection until Lourd eventually softens up. The bunch’s source of comic relief, Michael, gives his buddies a serious lecture on love.
“Ang pag-ibig, hahabulin ka niyan para pasayahin ka, saktan ka, at pahirapan ka,” Michael begins. But he says that all these struggles are just part of the destiny they choose to pursue – a soldier’s life. Michael points out his own experience as an example. He admits that Isabel (Charlie Dizon)’s father isn’t in favour of their relationship. Yet, he is determined to fight using his heart as his biggest weapon. “Ang puso natin ang pinakamalakas na sandata. Taob diyan ang mga baril o kahit ano pa. Ang mga puso natin, dapat matibay ‘yan. Pero ‘pag ang puso natin ang unang bumigay, game over na,” tells Michael, adding that soldiers like them must learn to be resilient and to never give up.