In a chain of mysterious events in Las Espadas, Justino was found dead during the Ladies’ Society Ball. Emma (Janella Salvador) 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. 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 involving Emma and Justino. The material was edited to make the act appear inoffensive, as though Emma willingly gave in.
In a conversation with Aran (Eric Nicolas), Vito tries to analyze the chain of horrifying events in Las Espadas and Emma’s possible link to it. While Aran believes that Emma’s purpose is solely to cash in on Donya Guada (Aurora Sevilla), Vito thinks otherwise. Vito intuits that Emma’s sudden appearance in Las Espadas is related to Camila (Maja Salvador) and even Javier’s (Dominic Ochoa) death almost two decades ago. Vito brings up his suspicion that Camila was simply framed-up by another dela Torre.
Meanwhile, Emma updates Camila about the fall out between Juan Felipe (James Blanco) and Alice (Lara Quigaman). Camila instructs Emma to take advantage of the situation and get closer with Alice and Luis (Sam Concepcion).