The clips included in the nakaraan part include Sinag and Benjie’s past relationships, which mean the current episode will touch upon those topics. We pick up where the last episode ended, with Benjie leaning very close to Sinag. She acts unaffected and continues on their trek around the place (still making a hissing sound). They reach the entrance to the Lovers’ Cave and Benjie asks Sinag why they aren’t entering it. “Why should we? Are we lovers?” Benjie tries the “soulmate” card but is quickly shot down by Sinag.
They reach a field, and Sinag volunteers to take Benjie’s picture (wow. Professional “blogger” with no bulky camera, taking travel photos with his cam phone). Benjie takes her pictures instead, in spite of her protests. He even gets her to agree to a couple-fie.
He fools around with his pictures but Sinag gets to capture a pogi shot.
They get caught in the rain and have no choice but to share an umbrella. (Alden slipping on the wet path is not an act. I swear, they are just trying to keep in their laughter so they won’t have to re-take the scene).
Back in Manila, Amanda gets back home from her unexpected encounter with Don Vicente. She is shaken by his words, and she can’t help but talk to her deceased husband.
Benjie still tries to convince Sinag of the benefits of letting a big company develop their town. Sinag counters that more outsiders coming in to their town mean more trash to pick up. Sinag is starting to question why Benjie is so persistent in pushing for development in Pelangi but he is able to come up with a plausible excuse to deflect her suspicion.
In the middle of their talk, Mommy Amanda gives Benjie a call (which surprisingly goes through although they are in the middle of the forest) and Benjie goes all mama’s boy. This allows Sinag to see a different side to Benjie, that there is more to him than his breezy, palikero side.
Sinag asks him if that was really his mom on the line, surprised at how sweet he was. That could’ve earned him points, but he had to be breezy and go “I’m also a sweet boyfriend.” She brushes his comment off, but gets surprised when he tells her, “Why don’t you try to find out? Sinag, I want to court you. That is if, you’d allow me.”
Sinag, being jaded in love, doesn’t take his asking permission to court her too well. She goes on an internal rant about courtship and how guys end up playing around with girls’ feelings. “Ligaw (to court) o Ligaw (get lost), I only have one response to that: No!” She gets up to leave abruptly, leaving Benjie confused. The more he tries to convince Sinag to give them a chance, the more she strongly rejects him.
Ninay tells Badong how she and Arman ran into Sinag with Benjie earlier, and she rejoices that finally her bestie is going to have a love life. Sinag arrives at the radio station and Ninay asks her how their “date” went. She tells her friends that Benjie wanted to court her and they get into a small argument over it (with the boys being against it). Sinag tells them to stop fighting about it because she has no intention of going into a relationship with him. Ninay tries to convince her otherwise, to no avail.
Benjie complains to his best friend about his failed attempt to woo Sinag, puzzled that his go-to tactics to pick up girls was not working. Jason suggests that he should try wooing her the old-school way, since she was a barrio lass.
Next morning, Benjie immediately commences “oplan ligaw probinsya” by chopping wood for the Obispos. Teddy has the time of his life as Benjie complies with his requests, pumping water to fill container drums, unaware that the Obispos have functioning water facets in their house. Sinag’s friends watch Benjie work hard.
Sinag gives Benjie a glass of water while he sweeps the grass. She tells him to leave quickly while her father was not watching, convinced that Benjie was just putting on an act. Benjie refuses, telling her that he was doing this to convince her that he was serious about her. Teddy comes out, giving him another job to do: sweep away the cob webs on the roof. He uses a wooden ladder to reach the roof, only to be informed that he could have used the staircase inside the house. He stands on the ledge to reach the rain gutters, while Sinag anxiously watches him. He tells Sinag to stay where she was, so he could watch her. She counters his pa-cute line by telling him to get down before he falls off.
He does fall off and Sinag panics. (You’d think that with the way she was screaming, her parents would immediately come to the scene. But nope. And it seems like Sinag was not informed that you don’t shake an unconscious person who has just fallen from a height). While she is trying to shake him awake, he goes, “Say that you love me first.” Sinag loses her cool and chases him away.
Benjie complains to his best friend about his failed attempt (again) as they walk through the rain to get to the local marketplace, where he bumps into Badong and Arman. He tries to get some scoop from them on why Sinag was so elusive when it comes to guys courting her, and he finds out that Sinag’s first boyfriend broke her heart.
Ninay berates Sinag for rejecting Benjie again, despite his effort to serve them. She advises her jaded bestie to stop equating all men to Eboy, her first love. Sinag in turn tells her to stop mentioning her ex-boyfriend’s name, when lo and behold, the devil appears.
Sinag’s friends worry about her but she keeps putting on a brave front.