Still an attempt to iron out the impending trouble, Col. Fontiveros (Nor Domingo) assigns Alex (Gerald Anderson) to Lourd (Sue Ramirez)’s platoon. The team encounters an improvised explosive device while searching in the woods to confirm reported terrorist sightings. Lourd orders Alex to diffuse the bomb planted on the forest floor. The scene is enveloped in suspense as the soldiers hold their breath while entrusting their lives to Alex’s success. Memories of his childhood are starting to knock on Alex’s mind.
Before nighttime approaches, Lourd intentionally puts Alex’s patience to test by asking him to dig a trench for his comrades’ rest time. Alex obliges, albeit puzzled with Lourd’s unreasonable exasperation towards him. The female lieutenant scolds and pokes fun at him every now and then. As the troopers feast on a boodle fight for dinner, Alex glances at Lourd and notes the sadness in her eyes upon the mention of Noah’s name.
A series of flashback scenes show Victor (Ariel Rivera) taking a vacation with his wife and two young kids. Yosef Alhuraji (Lito Pimentel)’s faction attacked the family in an ambush incident. A change in the leadership happened while Victor is on recovery, putting Yosef’s pursuit on Dante (Rommel Padilla)’s shoulder. Victor had only one request to his best bud – to ensure the death of Yosef and his kin. Col. Fontiveros and Major Lucente (Mon Confiado) vowed to join the crusade for justice and revenge. The three managed to kill Yosef but they concealed the fact that Dante took in the rebel’s youngest son.
Elsewhere, Dante, Col. Fontiveros, and Major Lucente conspire for a covert operation against Saal to hide the truth from Victor and Alex. A tip from an informant drives them to the possibility of Saal conniving with Nassir’s group.
In a small village, Saal’s cluster suffers from Nassir (Zeppi Borromeo)’s leadership. But they have to obey Nassir’s demands while they are still in hiding.