The episode begins with the officers holding the goons at gunpoint. A random officer suggests that they kill them all since they’re nothing but “scumbags”. Cardo tries talking some sense into him and when that proves futile, a faceoff ensues. Jerome calls his subordinate to order before having the culprits and the evidence secured.
At the mess hall in Bilibid, Jimboy begins eyeing the sophisticated meal Don Emilio is having with his lackeys. The miserable old man starts mocking Ramil and his group and they soon leave the dining table. However, Jimboy the potential traitor stays behind to enjoy some of Emilio’s food. The treacherous scum.
The police and the CIDG round up the crooks they’ve apprehended. Once at camp Crame, Delfin questions the drug pusher about Joaquin and Jacob. While Joaquin the jackass worries about the raid that had been led by our favorite hero, Cardo manages to get the pusher to talk.
Joaquin the jackass asks his lackey at camp Crame to keep spying on Carreon and Cardo. Meanwhile, Cardo thanks the colonel for giving them the tip which had helped in their operation and Carreon promises to keep helping them all the way. Soon enough, Alyana covers the recent raid.
Don Emilio calls his wretched grandson to express his disappointment over his recklessness putting their business at risk. The jackass believes that the police had gotten the lead from Carreon running “his big mouth”. Don Emilio expresses his outrage, eager to get his hands on the colonel.
“I will take care of getting rid of Carreon,” Joaquin declares.
Don Emilio is exasperated. “What are planning to do? Take him out at camp Crame? Another reckless move.”
Ramil discusses Don Emilio and his recent antics with the group, mentioning how they’ll eventually have to teach that “arrogant old man” a lesson. Jimboy makes a face. Anyway, Cardo drives Alyana around town, recounting how his trusty jeep had stayed with him through the good and bad. Going on about how glad he is to be her partner again, our favorite hero then promises to keep her safe.
“I’ll make sure nothing ever comes near you,” Cardo says. “Not even a bug.”
Alyana laughs at that. “You’re so silly.”
Verna pays an impromptu visit to her wretched son. Worried about his safety on account of the recent raid, she tries to convince him to flee the country with her. Joaquin the jackass however refuses to budge. Jacob interferes and despicable mother gives her a piece of her mind.
Carreon receives a death threat in his holding cell. With Don Emilio’s business booming in the national penitentiary, Jimboy shows up in his private cell to join his group. However, suspecting that Ramil might have sent him to spy, the miserable old man has his lackeys rough him up. The traitor pleads for a chance, explaining that he needs money to support his family.
“Then prove it,” Don Emilio states. “Before you join us, I shall test you. A loyalty test.”
Joaquin the jackass assures his latest client, a Mr. Wu that his delivery will arrive on time without a hitch. At camp Crame, Carreon verifies the authenticity of the drug pusher’s confession. In Bilibid, an unanticipated search is conducted in Ramil’s cell and the guards conveniently find drugs under his bed. They proceed to question him and Ramil states that the drugs aren’t his.
“What’s that doing there then?” asks despicable Ladronio.
“I don’t know. Maybe it was planted.”
A flashback reveals what we already know – Jimboy the traitor had planted the drugs under Ramil’s bed. Presently, Ramil is dragged away while the rest of the inmates are secured in their cell. Ladronio goes on with his bullshit in his office and Ramil taunts him with the drugs he’s personally been smuggling into the prison.
At CIDG headquarters, Delfin and his men plan an operation to clamp down on the operations of Joaquin the jackass. Following the General’s orders, the officers set up a checkpoint somewhere in Binondo. Soon enough, some crooks in two different trucks transporting Mr. Wu’s merchandise come through and Soriano questions them about what they’re carrying. They claim it’s just noodles and Soriano asks to see them.
Ramil is brought back to his cell after being ganged up on by the despicable Ladronio and his lapdogs. Julian believes it was Don Emilio’s handiwork and Gener vows to finish off the culprit who had snuck the drugs in. An inmate insinuates that it could be one of them but Julian thinks otherwise, suspecting that it could have been one of the prison guards.
“Yeah, that’s right,” Jimboy quickly agrees. “I’m sure it isn’t any of us,” adds the miserable traitor.
“Prepare yourself. They’ve started smuggling drugs into the penitentiary again,” Ramil says. “And when things get bad, I’ll be their scapegoat again. It’s time for us to fight back.”
One of the goons actually calls their rotten boss to inform him about the checkpoint they’ve run into in Binondo. Joaquin the jackass charges them to deliver the cargo at all costs. In no time, the goons ready their weapons. Soriano gets wind of the situation and quickly alerts his colleagues as he takes cover. A gunfight ensues between the scumbags and the officers.
Alyana puts Monica in her place
Cardo slips into his jeep and together with Jerome, they go after some of the goons who are trying to escape in one of the trucks. As the highspeed chase drags on, Cardo asks Jerome to take over the wheel before expertly jumping onto the roof of the truck. Our favorite hero then takes control of the truck in an iconic manner.
“We’re gonna crash! Jump!” one crook says to the other.
Cardo brings the truck to a sudden stop and pulls out his gun. Putting on his signature scowl, our favorite hero takes aim. “Go ahead and try!”
“We surrender. Please, don’t shoot.”
Cardo holds the scumbags captive until Jerome, Billy and the other officers arrive to secure them. They then open the truck to check its contents.
“Sir, it’s positive. They were carrying drugs in here.”
“So our informant was right,” Cardo concludes.
Mr. Wu is getting impatient waiting for his shipment to arrive and Joaquin tries to calm him down. Soon enough, the jackass discovers the fate of his precious products through Alyana’s news report where Jerome reveals that they had confiscated three hundred kilos of meth. To make matters worse, Jerome mentions that the drugs could be connected to Joaquin’s syndicate.
“Just as I suspected,” the jackass comments. “Those fools are using Carreon to bring down my business. And to locate our hideout.”
“You’ve assigned your men to Crame,” Jacob says. “So I think it’s time to permanently stop Carreon from doing anymore damage.”
Chikoy and Vargas interrogate the goons who easily give in and fess up to everything. Meanwhile, Mr. Wu refuses to listen to Joaquin’s explanations as he demands back his money. The jackass then promises to reproduce his order and Mr. Wu insists on picking up the delivery himself. Meanwhile, Carreon gives Delfin confirmation about Jonathan Wu being a client of Joaquin.
“We’ve already lost billions,” Jacob mentions.
“The ones to blame for this are Cardo. And Carreon.”
“We’ll get back at them. It’s time we put an end to Carreon cooperating with them.”
Monica the bitchy reporter is at it again with her bullshit stories we all don’t pay attention to. Alyana confronts the impossible, irritating woman about the lies she’s been spouting. A battle of words ensues as Monica continues with her nonsense, declaring her supposed dead Joaquin as the saint of saints.
“I feel sorry for you,” Alyana says. “You know very well that what you’re doing is wrong. Tell me. What do you get from all this? Is it money? Is Joaquin paying you enough for you to leave behind your dignity and morals? How are you different from a prostitute?”
What a moment. And I didn’t even have to say it myself this time. Anyway, Monica the bitchy reporter responds with a slap and Alyana gladly rewards her with a much superior one. Pinggoy comes to drag Alyana away as she adds insult to injury. Monica stands there looking like an idiot. That’s if she isn’t already.
Carreon deliberates on telling Cardo the truth about the death of Ardo once he’s captured Joaquin the jackass. Meanwhile, the jackass orders his men to work themselves to the bone to get the products ready for Mr. Wu. At camp Crame, Joaquin’s lapdog adds a little extra spicy ingredient to the colonel’s food. Once it’s delivered, Carreon stares and plays with it, somewhat reluctant to eat.
“Is Carreon dead yet?” Don Emilio asks.
“Keep your eyes on the news to find out,” replies Joaquin the jackass.
“Do we need to send flowers?”
“I can’t wait to see the look on Cardo’s face when he learns that I pulled a fast one on him. In his own territory.”
Delfin, Cardo and Billy come in to see “dead” Carreon who expresses his regret over the guard who had died after tasting his food. In no time, Vargas shows up with the autopsy results which states that the poison that had been used was potassium cyanide. Delfin apologizes to Roy for almost getting killed under his protection and the colonel comes clean about the recent death threat he had received.
“Joaquin and General Jacob still have a lot of lackeys in here,” Cardo states. “And I know they won’t stop until all of us are silenced.”
“I’m not afraid of them,” Carreon declares. “They cannot control me.” The colonel then hands Delfin a note he had made.
Jacob orders his lapdog to verify whether Carreon is still alive or not. While Joaquin the jackass can’t seem to hide his disbelief, the CIDG deliberate on Carreon’s note which aids them in identifying Mr. Wu as Joaquin and Jacob’s business partner. At their hideout, Jacob speculates that the CIDG could be keeping Carreon’s death a secret like they had done with Ador.
“He must have already escaped,” Vargas says back at camp Crame. “When your operation was busted.”
“You’re wrong,” Billy declares. “Our contact from immigration said that his flight was last night. But until now, he’s still here in the country.”
“Do you know his location?” Delfin asks.
“Yes, sir. He’s in Binondo.”
Credit: Blasters Series