August 2, 1936. Before an elegant audience, the Vidago Palace golf course is inaugurated by His Excellency the President of the Republic, Marechal Óscar Carmona.
However, Pedro remains inanimate, in the place where he was slaughtered the previous night by the Spanish Civil Guard. His escape companions, Pepe, Dolores and Xoán, are convinced that he has died. Before returning to Spain, they decide to go to Vidago to inform Pedro's family of what happened. Inspector Lopes watches them from a window.
Carlota, who ignores all these recent events, ends up confessing herself to her best friend, São, the sister of César Augusto. She tells her everything: that she and Pedro are in love but that he went to the Spanish war without even saying goodbye to her.
That same night, during the gala, César Augusto tries to persuade Carlota to anticipate the wedding night, but is interrupted by Rosinha, Pedro's younger sister, who appears tearful and reveals to Carlota that Pedro died.
Carlota is in shock. Unable to think, run without destination...