We begin tonight’s episode continuing with the conversation between Menandro and Isagani, menandro says if he sells him his Cocoa brandy he will give Isagani a higher position at Silverio distilleries than what was offered him by Don Roman Cardinal.
Isagani thanks him for his generous offer but he has already signed a contract with the Cardinal’s that’s why no matter how tempting his offer he can’t accept it. Menandro says until they start selling his precious Cocoa brandy at the market the fight will continue and he can be so persuasive that he didn’t come all the way there to be insulted.
Isay tells his dad and a worker they not really show of what Menandro’s real intentions are so they should wait for Isagani’s decisions.
Menandro looking all pissed cleans off the dirt from his shirt.
At the Cardinal mansion, Don Roman meets with lucas in his office. Lucas said he scheduled a meeting to collect the market survey report for Cocoa brandy and he has told Isagani too and Don Roman tells him to make sure no one else attends the meeting especially not Alba.
He tells Lucas to join the meeting too and he said okay. Don Roman said it’s the start of his training and will be part of the company’s leaders oneday, he praises him saying if he’s lucky to have another son one day he prays it’s Lucas as Lucas thanks him.
Isagani tells his parents he doesn’t believe Menandro has changed over night just like that and he will only believe it if he sees with his own eyes he treats the workers well. Gani also tells them he can’t turn his back on the Cardinal’s since he gave Don Roman his word and they already signed a contract but if Alba continues to treat them the way she’s doing he will seriously have to consider the Silverios’ offer.
At the Silverio’s, Matteo tells Dulce he has approved her offer for overtime pay for all their workers surprising her why he won’t argue about it with Matteo telling her she has won and Dulce saying it’s doesn’t feel right. Matteo said ‘’dad talked to me that we need to start acting like a family now and he agrees since it will help the success of the Silverio’s’’. Matteo also says she won and he knows how to accept defeat putting his hands on her shoulders.
Back to Conner and Lupita, She tells him she was right, her target is not available anymore with Conner saying they should call it a day. He challenges her to spur with him if she win he continues helping her, if he does he walks away. They begin to fight with Lupita winning telling him they changing target and they going after Lucas.
At the Cardinal mansion, Alba ask Lucas about a meeting she has being hearing about and that he is attending but she knows nothing about? Lucas apologizes telling her was instructed not to talk about it.
Alba asked when and where the meeting will be held and what if she fires Lucas will he still do as instructed. She tells him Roman is not a saint and he better not regret which side he chooses to be on. Lucas tells himself no matter what she does she can never change his mind about Don Roman and he will never turn his back on him.
At the Silverios, Menandro tells Matteo Isagani is a thorn in their flesh, if only he didn’t need his cocoa brandy to take on the Cardinal he wouldn’t waste any time on his damn liquor. Matteo reminds him to forget about Isagani with Menandro saying patience same way he has being patient with him to get the Cocoa brandy formula. Matteo said he won’t fail, menandro ask him to prove it.
Back to Lupita and Conner, he asks her if she is wearing that dress to get to the kid(Lucas) she said she’s wearing It for them and will make that boy’s head turn until he gives her the formula for Cocoa brandy.
They undress and make love with Conner saying he’s all in.
At Isagani’s home, he tells them he has a meeting with the Cardinal’s. Erma asked if he will tell Don Roman about Menandro’s offer, he said they’ll have to wait and see.
Back to Lupita and Conner, She runs into Fausto(Conner’s dad) they introduce each other as she tells him she has no time to earn his trust.
Lupita visits Lucas at Cardinal Distilleries, she introduces herself and that she she wants to invest in Cocoa brandy with Diane spying in on them. Lupita says she will make a 12million dollar investment into Cocoa brandy but she has one condition ‘’Lucas tell me how you make your Cocoa brandy, every drop and ingredient as he tries to seduce him, he says he can’t do that. Lucas said her offer is tempting but his principles stands that she’s only an investor and not buying Cocoa brandy from its owner.
He tells Lupita to try Dianne as she ask Lupita “a million dollars for a formula that is yet to be launched asking who she’s fooling and yes they still refuse showing her the door to leave. Lupita tells herself she thought Lucas was an easy target but she was wrong it’s time to devise a better plan. Dianne tells Lucas he did a better job and Joaquin will be proud of him.
Sita meets Isagani’s parents by the roadside, they ask her to join them in the truck as they drop her off at the Cardinal’s mansion, their truck develop some fault soSita offers them some water.
Inside the mansion, Alba confronts Don Roman about bringing the biggest pest in their family to a business launch whiles she the mother of her son isn’t allowed to join. She tells him to let the bug back off so she joins the meeting. Don Roman tells her to watch what she says and not tell him what to do since Lucas has he and Joaquin’s trust.
Alba tells her self ‘’just because Joaquin is not here doesn’t mean he’s going to let those two lowlifes Isagani and Lucas control Cardinal distilleries’’. She calls someone saying she wants to know all of Romans meetings and also whenever the market research for Coco brandy arrives she wants to know first before Roman and his precious aides get to know.
Sita tries to give back Alba’s supposedly peace offering fruits to Erma. Erma said she would’ve accepted it if she had known it came from her garden. Erma shows photos of little Isagani to Sita and she also shows him that of Lucas with Erma saying they look alike and could pass off as brothers. Alba spies on them. They finally say their good byes as Alba asked if it was Isagani’s parents, she asked Sita if they were friends and asked Sita to apologize to them on her behalf. After much acting Sita agrees she will do it.
Coralle bring Lucas Some pie from her dad, she goes on again mentioning Joaquin’s name with Lucas telling her she will have made a lot of people jealous like Dianne.
In the Kitchen, Martha ask Sita if she is really willing to apologize on Alba’s behave to the Esperanza’s because she is allowing her to manipulate her again. She said she knows Alba well and just want to make sure she doesn’t hurt anyone.
At Cardinal Distilleries, Dianne ask Lucas if the Research report is in, he said it’s on Joaquin’s desk offering to go get it. Isagani arrives too reminiscing about Menandro’s offer. Lucas tell him ones Don Roman welcomes you into his business you lucky.
Alba arrives at the company too, she says since Joaquin isn’t here she took matters into her own hands forging documents that will ruin his number one competition Isagani. She switches the documents(market reports) stating with fake reports that Cocoa it’s unprofitable and it will fail ones they invest in it.
Don Roman arrives too, they welcome him with Lucas offering to go for the Document from Joaquin’s office.
Alba still in Joaquin’s office says ‘’she has to secure their place in the company because she’s not a Cardinal but Joaquin is a Cardinal she can’t control that’s why she has to protect his place in the distillery, estate and in the family’’. Lucas comes for the report
Don Roman said he’s confident about the results so they can finally launch this project.
Lucas brings the report but the projections are so low as 20% surprising everyone. Alba eavesdrops too telling herself Cocoa brandy is about to fall apart and Isagani will be out of their lives crumpling the original results.
Lucas said they should contact the Research company to have another one down, Spiteful Alba comes out insulting Lucas as to why he wants to have another research done. Don Roman shuts her up as Isagani says they results looks fishy since everyone who has tasted his brandy likes it. Don Roman said the survey is wrong as he leaves saying he will confirm it himself.
Back at home, Isagani’s parents talk to him saying that maybe someone messed with the original results.
Alba brings Don Roman some tea in his office telling him to accept that he was wrong for believing Cocoa brandy and his trust in Isagani and his product, he tells Alba he has found some inconsistencies that’s why he’s having the results investigated and if the result were really fabricated with her involvement he will make sure she regrets it. She looks furious and scared at the same time.
At the company, Dianne complains about Joaquin not answering her messages. Lucas says Don Roman has a point and the market approval for Cocoa brandy is low and they don’t even know why and that woman too(Lupita) and it’s like everyone is too caught up in Cocoa brandy.
Lucas gives Dianne a drive containing everything about cocoa brandy given to him by Joaquin to keep and we ended as she said she will take care of it.
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