A duchess brings a group of high-classed women from Madrid to Melilla during the Rif War to open a hospital and help the wounded surrounded by rough conditions.
Julia does not leave the bed of her brother Pedro, who is gravely stricken; Pilar and Luis are hobbled behind the ambulance and try to escape the attack of the Rif; Fidel, the chief doctor of the hospital, saves the life of Commander Silva, who reproaches him for having abandoned the soldiers.
Larbi, Julia and Pedro deal with the repercussions of their actions. On a visit to Larbi's home, Magdalena is affected by extreme emotion.
Carmen's ailment worsens and becomes deadly after she finds herself amid an ambush. As he's recuperating in the hospital, Andrés' friend from prison recognizes Julia.
In the hospital there is no news of what happened with the rescue operation; Julia is very concerned not only about Andres, but also about Fidel, though he does not tell anyone about it; Susana is scared when her father tells her that communication with the rescue column has been lost.
Pilar eavesdrops on Raquel confessing something to her father. On a visit to Melilla, the queen seals Carmen's fate. Fidel confesses his passion to Julia.
Fatally wounded Román is discovered on the hospital steps. The hospital goes into quarantine after Ahmed gets meningitis.
Bewildered, Magdalena babbles on to Larbi. Fidel is granted permission to open a battlefront hospital. An odd patient falls for Pilar.
The command receives news of the rebel counterattack and the large number of casualties that have occurred; Andrés asks again to return to the front, but Julia begs him not to do it; at the hospital, Carmen and the rest of the nurses await the arrival of Fidel.
Fidel and Julia spend a night together, acting on their romantic passion. Magdalena chooses to go back to Madrid. Verónica is surprised by an unexpected guest.
Fidel and Julia have difficulty keeping their secret a secret. Andrés is skeptical of the army's financial situation. Magdalena reveals her big news in Madrid.
Fidel has to decide between Susana or Julia. Magdalena makes a decision about her future but deals with an unexpected ramification. Raquel gives birth.