Victor (Ariel Rivera) checks on Jethro (Elmo Magalona) and finds him painting his artworks for an exhibit. An argument transpires between the father and son; and the roots of their bottled frustrations are brought up. It turns out that Victor is still embittered by the death of his wife and other child; and pushing Jethro to become a soldier like him is the only way he could think of to become a good parent. Victor unleashes his fury by trying to destroy the artworks around them.
Jethro raises his voice at his father, saying he’s done with following every order and being just Victor’s shadow and puppet. At that moment, Jethro wishes to be with his mother and adds that he should have been the one who died instead. Victor beats up Jethro and then leaves the room.
That night, Jethro opts for bottles of alcohol to loosen up. He gets a call from Elmer (Vin Abrenica) and the conversation continues until he starts driving his car. Elmer begs Jethro to make a stop and wait for him. But Jethro sounds completely upset as he mumbles about his frustrations over Victor’s countless commands. Elmer still pleads Jethro to calm down but the next thing he hears is the latter screaming. Upon confirmation of the accident, Elmer contacts his family and Victor is informed as well.
At the hospital, Victor arrives together with Congressman Sakili (Levi Ignacio) who he had a meeting with prior to the incident. The doctor relays that Jethro remains unconscious and is set to be transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Victor takes some quiet time alone to reflect on what happened, putting the blame on himself while recalling the heated argument he had with Jethro a while ago. Dante (Rommel Padilla) enters the scene with Elmer to vow their support.