Lidia returns to Madrid in search of Sofía, who has run away to join the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War.
Lidia's friends help her try to force Carlos to call Sofía back from the front lines; Pablo looks for ways to avoid enlisting.
Óscar and Carlota risk their journalistic integrity in exchange for helping Lidia with Sofía; Marga falls ill while running an errand.
Carlos and Lidia run into trouble while searching for Sofía; Carlota visits the western front with James, to Óscar's chagrin; Pablo goes missing.
When Madrid falls to the Nationalists, Lidia and her friends face widespread grief and devastation, with long-term consequences.