Romulo and his men spy on Homer’s gang as they head for their vehicles. Greco and Tadpole push for them to attack the scumbags before they escape. Anton disagrees, pointing out the fact that there’s a lot of bystanders and the commander seconds him, not wanting innocent people to get dragged in. On the commander’s orders, Barakuda goes to get the car ready to tail Homer’s gang. At camp Crame, General Oligario commends Billy and his men for their dedication to their job – working on Christmas, that is. Billy mentions that there’s no holidays in the police force.
“And like what Cardo used to say,” Chikoy chimes in. “Criminals don’t take vacations.”
“It’s hard to celebrate while our friend is in a predicament,” Vargas adds.
Homer continues to make advances at Bubbles during the drive to his ‘castle’. He buys her cooperation with the money he had received from Mr. Sanchez. Unbeknownst to the scumbag, Cardo and the Bloody Sun tail them in hopes of finding out where he and his gang have been hiding. A moment later, they pull over a safe distance away as Homer’s gang drive into their safe house. Anton comments that the place was probably provided to them by the government official protecting them.
While the rebels lament over the apparent easy life of Homer’s gang while they can’t even afford to buy a decent meal, Anton points out that the money they’ve been spending probably came from the terrible crimes they’ve committed. At the NMIG, the despicable director Hipolito urges Diana that they forget about their recent misunderstandings which roots all the way back to our favorite hero. Stating that they believe in two different truths, Diana mentions that he can’t force her to agree with everything he believes in, and vice versa.
Cardo and the Bloody Sun observe Homer’s safe house. Once Bubbles leaves in a cab, Earthworm suggests that they attack Scorpion’s group tonight. Greco seconds him, saying that it’s their chance to get revenge on ‘those bastards’.
“We can finish them all tonight,” Anton remarks. “If we do that, we will never find out the identity of that official who’s protecting their group.”
“Let’s put them in a tight spot then,” Greco chimes in.
“I bet that’s gonna make them talk,” Earthworm adds.
“We don’t know if it’ll work,” so says the commander. “We’ll keep a close watch on them, until we get all the information.”
The Bloody Sun’s minivan passes by director Hipolito’s car as they leave the area. They’re unable to see each other thanks to the dark shades of the car windows. A moment later, the Vulture brings Homer’s gang a bagful of money as their Christmas bonus. The group of scumbags are excited, but not so much anymore when Hipolito reminds them that they’re not allowed to leave the safe house.
“How do we spend this then?” Homer asks. “Should we just bury it? Where’s the fun in that?”
“Learn to be patient until our problems have been taken care of. Then start living like kings once Dalisay and Dumaguit are dead.”
Cardo and the Bloody Sun return to the hideout and discuss the success of their mission, hopeful that they would be able to keep track of every move of Homer’s gang and discover the identity of the government official protecting them, thereby clearing their name and making everyone who wronged them pay. Later, Cardo broods by himself and sadly reflects on some memories he had had with his family.
Upon discovering that General Oligario has been investigating Senator De Silva in hopes of linking him to the group of armed criminals, Catindig urges her to see the case through. While Grandma Flora helps out her community by distributing packs of food to her neighbors, Happy cheers up Bruno who’s quiet sentimental about spending the holidays with his father gone and aunty way back in the province. Bruno then suggests that they surprise the commander and the others later.
As Alyana stares at photos of her husband and departed son at home, Cardo broods by himself again, evidently downcast and sorrowful. Back at the Dalisays, Delfin pays his family a visit and when Alyana asks of the search for Homer Adlawan, he mentions that they have no new information.
“I keep praying that the authorities would find the ones truly responsible for the bombings,” Flora laments. “So our grandson can be proven innocent and finally come back home.”
Homer returns to the safe house with a gift from Bubbles which turns out to be perfume. As he recounts his date with her, Hipolito charges Catindig to come up with something to implicate Senator De Silva and connect him to the group that had attacked Sitio Kasanga before. At camp Crame, Billy and his men discuss the actions of the senator, hoping that his illegal activities gets exposed and brings him down for good.
General Oligario makes known to her staff their new subject of operation – Homer Adlawan. She reveals that the Scorpion and his group had broken away from Romulo’s and are responsible for the bombing attacks, adding that they’re also being backed by a government official. Catindig then makes a deliberate attempt to implicate Senator De Silva on account of his recent manhunt for Cardo and Romulo. Speaking of, Cardo silently observes his sleeping Bloody Sun comrades.
“I need to know the identity of the person protecting Homer’s group. I need to come up with a plan to help me narrow down the possible suspect.”
The suspect, strike out the possible, deliberates with his puppeteers on the best method to completely destroy the reputation of Senator De Silva. Knowing that Catindig can’t do anything about it, Homer urges Hipolito to finish him off. However, the despicable director states that he still has use for the traitorous snake since he’s his spy within the NMIG. Back at the rebel hideout, Cardo sneaks out when everyone is still busy sleeping.
The despicable director Hipolito organizes a feast for Homer’s gang so they wouldn’t have to go outside to have some fun. Claiming that they never leave the premises, Homer assures him that they would come up with a good plan to take down De Silva. Speaking of, the rotten Senator De Silva sets out for an outreach program for the orphaned children of the alleged victims of the Bloody Sun’s bombing attacks. At the hideout, the rebels rejoin the land of the leaving and upon noticing the absence of our favorite hero, they begin wondering where he might be.
Cardo boards a bus bound for Manila, just as Homer’s gang continue to play Hipolito for a fool. Meanwhile, Billy and his men discuss their unyielding investigations on Homer and Catindig. Billy then reveals General Borja’s order to investigate Senator De Silva. And wouldn’t you just know it? Jerome and Soriano show up with the ever nosy, irritating Mrs. Dalisay in tow. At the cemetery, Cardo broods over his son’s death as he stands over his resting place.
Romulo and his men discuss about the disappearance of our favorite hero. Tadpole speculates that he might have gone to Homer’s and thus, they decide to check Homer’s place in order to confirm whether that’s the case or not. Once the rebels reach the place, they stay a safe distance away, spinning all kinds of wild scenarios in regard to Cardo’s disappearance. Earthworm speculates that our favorite hero might already be in there contending with Homer.
“What if they captured Dalisay?” Anton says.
“There’s just one thing we can do to see if he’s there,” Greco chimes in. “We go inside and attack them.”
“Yeah, commander,” Tadpole urges. “Let’s attack those guys now. We can beat Homer and his men.”
Romulo looks on in contemplation. “We need to be very careful. And we have to be sure Cardo’s really in there.”
Cardo reflects on all the sacrifices he’s been making for his son, even his decision to be away from his mother. “I will fulfil my promise to you. I won’t stop until justice has been served for your death. They will all pay for what they’ve done. I promise you that, son.”
While the Bloody Sun are still keeping watch discreetly, a car drops off a number of ladies hired by Homer’s miserable gang at the safe house. As the scumbags relax and get acquainted with the girls, the rebels realize that it’s business as usual for Homer’s gang. They then begin wondering where Cardo is and decide to hang around for a while in case the government official protecting them shows up. Happy tries to contact Cardo on phone but fails in doing so.
A guard approaches the rebels’ minivan and makes it clear to them that they can’t park there. Barakuda clams he’s just fixing his broken clutch and he urges him to leave once he’s done. A moment later, the guard shows up at the safe house to inform Pilo about the vehicle that had been lurking outside the house, adding that whoever they were had already left. Meanwhile, some workers at the cemetery spot Cardo and eagerly set off to report to the police for the 10 million bounty on his head.
Source: Blasters Series