Major Catindig meets up with Sandro and informs him of the CIDG’s and General Oligario’s investigation on him. Sandro asks if he’s in trouble with Hipolito and Catindig indulges him with smooth-talking as he painstakingly reaches for the gun hidden behind. However, Sandro outsmarts and pulls a gun on him first, though he’s foolish enough to gloat over his advantage.
Being the slippery snake that he is, Catindig pulls a fast one on him and manages to gun him down. After spouting some more trash, he proceeds to execute his lackey for good.
Earthworm and Tadpole inform Cardo of how Homer and his group haven’t returned since last night, fearing that they might have already found his friends. They offer to go and check on them but Cardo insists on doing it himself since the other rebels might start suspecting them too. A moment later in the forest, Cardo spots Mando, Pilo and some other members of Homer’s group carrying some boxes. He goes ahead to evade them while spying and tailing them.
Velasco argues with Dela Paz and tries to talk him out of going down the mountain to find the nearest town since he isn’t fully recovered. Enraged with the fact that Dexter has started looking down on his idol Cardo and branding him as a murderer, Pacquito grabs the ungrateful kid and demands that he take back his filthy words. Makamak comes upon the scene and strives to break up the ensuing fight. Soon after at the Dalisays, the kids are questioned about the reason for their fight.
Pacquito points an accusing finger at the bratty Dexter. “You kept saying that idol Cardo is a bad person.”
“I heard a lot of people saying bad things about him,” Dexter says. “Mommy warned me about him too. That’s why she asked me to stop going to your house because it’s dangerous to be around you.”
Grandma Flora is in absolute disbelief as she gazes a t Marikit. “What? You told him that? I can understand that because you don’t know the kind of person Cardo really is. But haven’t you realized that Dexter will choose to believe in everything you say because you are his mother? Look what has happened now.”
“I’m sorry, grandma Flora.”
“Well I’m disappointed. We as adults should set a good example and be a role model for the kids around us.”
Cardo continues to spy on Homer’s group deep in the forests of Mt. Karagao. “Whatever your group is hiding, Scorpion…I’ll finally find out.”
Anton sets his eyes on Earthworm and Tadpole to find evidence against Fernan in order to regain the commander’s trust and win back Lena. Meanwhile, Velasco and Dela Paz begin to worry when Cardo’s friends fail to show up. Dela Paz speculates that they might have been caught and exposed along with Cardo. Velasco suggests that they back up their comrade if that’s the case but Dela Paz reasons that they wouldn’t survive in such an encounter. He then implies that they both escape and ask help from their camp. Speaking of camp, our favourite hero chances upon Scorpion’s camp and spies as the rebels gloat over having more powerful weapons and men than Bloody Sun.
“Why do you have your own camp?” Cardo wonders. “What are you guys planning, Scorpion? Do the commander and Father know about this? Cause it’s pretty obvious your group is up to no good.”
The ever irritating Anton strikes up a decent conversation with Lena in an attempt to lead her on with his supposed peaceful relation with Fernan. Later that night, Cardo comes to see his SAF comrades at their hideout, telling them that he can’t come as he pleases because he’s being kept under watch. He then urges Dela Paz to leave with Velasco once his wound is completely healed. While Homer argues with Roldan about exterminating Bloody Sun himself and urges the others to recruit more scumbags, Cardo reveals his latest adventure to his SAF comrades.
“I followed Homer and his men. It seems they’re forming a new group, and they also acquired new firearms.”
“We’ve had our suspicions that they were planning something awful,” Velasco remarks. “And they don’t want the leaders of Bloody Sun to know about it.”
“I want Bloody Sun to be terrified by our numbers when we take them on,” Homer says to his men. “I want to see fear and defeat on both Leon and Hulk’s faces.”
“Have you found out what they’re planning?” Dela Paz asks back at their hideout.
“Not yet,” Cardo intones. “That’s why I’ll have to keep a close eye on their every move.”
General Oligario chases after the slippery Catindig Upon returning to camp, Romulo questions Cardo/Fernan where he had disappeared to and he claims to have been keeping watch to keep their camp and members safe. The commander thanks him for the gesture. Later, Fernan informs Earthworm and Tadpole of what he had discovered about Homer, adding that his guts tells him that the scumbags are planning something big soon.
“Like what?” Earthworm asks.
“That’s what I need to find out.
Alyana is humiliated by a blockheaded woman during a live report in some neighborhood on account of her husband’s supposed crimes. Meanwhile, Hipolito gloats over the dead end Delfin and Diana will reach soon because they had gotten rid of Sandro. Catindig indulges his partner in crime, silently gloating himself over the evidence he has against Hipolito that could destroy him. Suspecting that Sandro might have kept incriminating evidence that could lead to their downfall, Renato orders Catindig to go and get rid of anything that might lead to them before Diana gets her hands on them.
General Oligario receives a phone call from General Borja and she’s informed of the lead the CIDG has on Sandro – his house address. While Catindig sets off to the location, Cardo sneaks some food out of the camp, unaware that he’s been spotted by the commander. Anyway, Catindig is first to get into Sandro’s house and he proceeds to secure some incriminating evidence a moment before the arrival of the authorities. He manages to escape Delfin and his men and after a brief gun battle with Diana, the traitorous snake slips away.
General Oligario cries out in frustration as Delfin and his men approach. “I’m pretty sure he’s injured.”
At the rebel camp, Earthworm and Tadpole discuss the possibility of Anton being in cahoots with Homer and his secret agenda. Once Homer the scumbag returns to camp with his equally miserable lackeys, he invites Fernan to drink with them at their table. Once Cardo does, the rotten, despicable bunch begin to provoke him by gloating over the number of SAF soldiers they’ve killed in numerous encounters. Our favourite hero indulges and laughs along with them.
Catindig treats his wounded shoulder and assures Hipolito that neither Diana nor the other officers had gotten a close look at him. He then claims to have found absolutely nothing in Sandro’s house. Hipolito makes it crystal clear that he would be the first person to go down if evidence is found against them. Catindig then decides to tread more carefully with General Borja and Oligario, as well as Director Hipolito, his bloody puppet master in crime.
The next morning, Homer has Fernan hang out with him again and commends him on his exceptional gun skills. Cardo indulges him and his miserable lackeys, even as Homer urges him to discard the commander and join him. Cardo asks what he means by that and Homer merely says that he would know soon enough. The Scorpion questions our favourite hero about the escape of the hostages and Cardo claims that he had no idea they had hostages in the first place.
“Good point,” Homer mentions. “You’re right. But even if those two escapees reach their headquarters, we’re still going to find that out.
“How are you going to find out?” Cardo asks.
“Because we have contacts in every branch of the government. They’re the ones who help and protect our group.”
“I’ll tell you next time, Fernan.”
“You can trust me.” And with that, Cardo makes a toast with Homer. Coming upon the scene, Romulo and Father conclude that they’re finally getting along.
Cardo slips out of the camp with a bag and suspecting that he might be hiding something from him, Romulo begins to tail him. Way back home, some fellow no-good jeepney drivers brand our favourite hero as a rebel and a drug lord. Paco tries to defend the patriarch of his family, only to end up in a brawl with the blockheaded drivers. Pacquito suffers the same ordeal with some bratty kids, the ungrateful Dexter inclusive. As fate will have it, some officers come upon the scene at the makeshift bus station and decide to round up everyone.
While Cardo continues through the forests of Mt. Karagao and soon begins to suspect that he’s being followed, Paco and the other jeepney drivers are brought to the precinct. Jerome and Soriano learn of the situation – the distorted version that is. Jerome calls Alyana on phone to inform her, adding that they have no choice but to jail Paco because he’s being sued.
Meanwhile, Cardo ups his efforts to thwart the endeavor of his pursuer, Romulo Dumaguit, the commander.
Source: Blasters Series