Dying to escape from her burdens in Las Espadas, Emma (Janella Salvador) comes with Elias (Joshua Garcia) to a distant town called Buena Tierra. Emma’s deeply troubled heart seems to grow more comfortable and safe in Elias’ presence. Yet, the sense of remorse and fear always makes her feel unworthy of Elias’ affection and kindness.
But, no matter how many times Emma shuts him out, Elias still keeps himself close to Emma especially in her most fragile moments.
Emma and Elias join a Mud Festival parade in Buena Tierra which Emma takes advantage of, believing that smearing her body with mud and washing it afterwards would cleanse her sins away.
Later, they have fun at the carnival where Elias finally sees genuine happiness in Emma’s smiles. That night, Elias takes the courage to profess his feelings for Emma, calling her the blinding light he would always want to stare at. Elias pours his heart out, not just to unload his feelings but to soothe Emma’s sorrow.
A guilt-stricken Emma runs away after Elias’ sincere confession. While she’s alone in the middle of the road, Emma sees the haunting image of the killer bride again. She begins to suffer from panic attacks until Elias, who was running after her, came to her rescue. Emma’s memory of her abduction slowly gets clearer. She recalls seeing a shadow of a man inside the cave and hearing the words ‘Belladonna’.
Elias says Belladonna is a kind of plant that causes hallucinations.
The next day, Emma asks Elias to accompany her at the mental institution where Manoy Andres (Soliman Cruz) is confined. Emma tries to get information from Manoy Andres, asking him he has seen a man’s shadow in the cave as well. However, Emma’s queries only trigger Manoy Andres’ delirium.
Digging deeper into the newest lead, Elias assures Emma that the ‘killer bride’ is not just a product of the imagination because he has seen it as well even without getting drugged.