Caught up by the situation, Tatiana (Ariella Arida) is left without a choice but to break her silence on her connection with Justino, the blackmail involving Juan Felipe (James Blanco), and her attempt to use Emma (Janella Salvador) as a lure. Tatiana begins her narrative by saying she was raped by Justino at the age of seventeen, on her first Ladies Society Ball appearance. She kept mum about the incident in her desire to protect her beloved brother, Juan Felipe’s reputation.
Tatiana cries out all the pain she kept on hiding; as well as her resentment towards her family for making her feel alone and unappreciated. Alice (Lara Quigaman) confronts Juan Felipe, which results to a brawl between the latter and Luciano (Cris Villanueva).
That night, Alice attempts to drive Juan Felipe away. She can no longer bear her husband’s selfishness and malevolence but her boldness only results to an evening of violence. Juan Felipe beats up Alice, as he always does.
Emma hears Alice’s cry for help and Juan Felipe’s threatening voice. She dauntlessly opens the door to the husband and wife’s room and catches Alice crying at a corner, begging Juan Felipe to stop. Emma bravely meddles with the commotion and comforts Alice but only to become Juan Felipe’s target this time. Emma bows her head down as she receives Juan Felipe’s powerful slap on her face. Then, she slowly composes herself and acts possessed by Camila’s (Maja Salvador) soul.
After the incident, Alice tears up as she recollects a love story that started out beautiful but has now become tragic. She belonged to a wealthy clan but the tables turned and alongside losing her family’s riches, Alice also lost her friends and all the other men trying to woo her. Then, she met Juan Felipe - the man who swept off her feet and whom she thought was just a dream. But, her fantasy turned into reality when Juan Felipe also confessed his love for her.
Later on in their marriage, Juan Felipe started displaying hostile behavior but he makes sure not to hit Alice on the visible parts of her body so as to conceal his abusive character and keep his reputation.
Even Alice could not comprehend why she’d always choose to stay despite all the hurt. She kept on trying to justify Juan Felipe’s behavior. She says she’s too weak or perhaps, her desire to be surrounded by a family always eats up her strength.
Alice begs Emma to keep the incident a secret especially to Donya Guada (Aurora Sevilla) and Luis (Sam Concepcion). But, her pleas come too late as Luis rushes inside the room, full of rage against his father. Alice embraces her son and stops him from fighting against Juan Felipe, saying she would rather bear all the physical abuse herself than let Luis get hurt.
Empathy is evident in Emma’s face as she watches Alice trying to protect Luis from Juan Felipe’s hands.