The previous episodes revealed that Tatiana (Ariella Arida) was raped by Justino at the age of seventeen. She kept mum about the incident in fear that Justino would disclose an explosive information that would taint Juan Felipe (James Blanco)’s reputation.
During the Ladies’ Society Ball, Tatiana gave Justino the go signal to rape Emma (Janella Salvador) and planned to record the supposed sexual assault as means of blackmailing Justino in return. Fortunately, Emma (Janella Salvador) was able to knock Justino down and escape.
Then, a series of mysterious events shock the town of Las Espadas. Justino was found dead in the middle of the hall. Emma went missing at the same time, making her the suspect in everyone’s eye except to Elias (Joshua Garcia) who believed that she was brought in the forest of San Lucas de Oro akin to Manoy Andres’ (Soliman Cruz) abduction.
Elias proved his instinct right when he found Emma in the woods after an entire day of searching. Prior to that event, Emma woke up inside a cave, found her hands tied, and saw the ‘killer bride’ approaching her. Emma was rushed to the hospital and the medical findings indicate that she was indeed drugged with the same substance given to Manoy Andres.
After her recovery, Emma arrives with Manay Ichu (Malou de Guzman) and Tsoknat (Pamu Pamorada) in a mass celebration intended for Justino, stirring irk and rumors from the other attendees. Murmurs grow louder when the townsmen receive a video recording of the rape incident. The material was edited to make the act appear inoffensive, as though Emma willingly gave in.
Luna (Alexa Ilacad) makes a scene by confronting Emma and humiliating her in front of everyone. Luna believes that the video scandal is a clear proof that Emma is the culprit behind Justino’s killing, adding that Emma’s defense of getting abducted by the killer bride is a far-fetched alibi.
Elias arrives just in time to defend Emma. He puts an effort to protect her from the malicious allegations. Elias boldly reveals that he, a non-believer of ghosts, has seen the ‘killer bride’ as well.
Jealous and embarrassed, Luna assumes that Elias is blinded by his affection for Emma. Luna’s emotions run high as she storms off to Emma and initiates a squabble.
Elias firmly blocks Luna’s hands, derailing her attempt to hurt Emma. He stands by Emma’s defense, saying those who call Emma a liar can also shower him with the same accusation. Again, in front of the entire Las Espadas, Elias bravely vouches for Emma’s innocence even if doing so may taint his reputation as well.
In another scene, Ornusa (Viveika Ravanes) and Camila (Maja Salvador) talk over the phone to discuss the dispute at the dela Torre mansion and the intense squabble at the Las Espadas chapel. Camila does not mind Elias’ obvious affection for Emma as long as the latter wouldn’t feel the same way. Meanwhile, Camila orders her staff to keep an eye on Ivan, Juan Felipe’s trusted aide.