Emotions run high among the dela Torres. Luciano (Cris Villanueva) scolds Juan Felipe 9James Blanco) for pushing their family into a pit of embarrassment. Meanwhile, Guada (Aurora Sevilla) tears up as she begs Juan Felipe to be more open with their support. Guada apologizes in behalf of Jacobo (Eddie Garcia) who used to punish Juan Felipe through physical violence. It is only now that Guada realizes Jacobo’s mistakes, saying they should have just embraced Juan Felipe’s sexuality rather than condemn him for being gay.
Despite Guada’s pleas, Juan Felipe remains cold-hearted towards his family. He walks out, saying he can manage on his own.
Guada kneels down as she begs Alice (Lara Quigaman) to be sympathetic towards Juan Felipe. She sincerely desires Juan Felipe and Alice to rekindle their marriage.
In the next scenes, Luis (Sam Concepcion) approaches Alice and urges her to come with him at a conference. Luis plans to bring Alice in the family’s beach house in Guada Azul for a vacation after carrying out his political agendas. He assumes that Alice would look forward to even a short break from their problems in Las Espadas.
For a moment, silence envelopes Luis and Alice. Luis seems puzzled as he examines his mother’s face full of misery. Yet, compassion is still seen in Alice’s tearful eyes. Alice thoughtfully rejects Luis’ offer. While shedding tears, Alice says she has decided to stay with Juan Felipe.
Luis displays resentment as he debates with his mother’s decision. He questions Alice’s desire to stay despite the heartache, embarrassment, and physical and emotional abuse they continually receive from Juan Felipe. Luis is growing desperate to escape from Juan Felipe’s ruthlessness.
Alice tearfully explains that Juan Felipe is still her husband and Luis’ father and Juan Felipe is in need of support in these times of trials.
Luis fails to comprehend Alice’s sentiments.