Tessa is introduced to Doctor Helm in a rather abrupt fashion.
|Doctor Helm grabs Tessa's apple.|
|Colonel Montoya's gold mine.|
Colonel Montoya and Captain Grisham speak about the Colonel's gold mine. Montoya chides Grisham for being behind schedule, but Grisham protests that the men are dying. Montoya needs the money to buy cannons so that he can build his empire. Grisham tells Montoya that if he keeps grabbing more men to work in the mine that the Queen of Swords will find out. Montoya retorts that they will make sure that the Queen investigates.
Colonel Montoya asks the Doctor Helm for advice concerning the men who are falling ill. Later, Señora Hidalgo flirts with Doctor Helm.
|The soldiers load men into a wagon.|
|The Queen watches the soldiers.|
The Queen of Swords spies on the pueblo and discovers that the soldiers are taking men away in wagons. The Queen follows the wagon. Partway through the journey, the Queen is ambushed and shot. She flees from the soldiers but is forced to jump off a cliff into the ocean.
|The soldiers search for the Queen of Swords.|
|Señor Hidalgo and Colonel Montoya speak about the mine.|
Colonel Montoya tries to get Señor Hidalgo to invest in the gold mine. The men's conversation is interrupted when Captain Grisham arrives with a piece of clothing belonging to the Queen of Swords. Montoya cautiously assumes that the Queen might have escaped. Since she is injured, she will be easy to find. Montoya points out that the Queen's clothing is made from fine silk, so she must be wealthy.
|A soldier approaches the Queen of Swords.|
Meanwhile, the Queen of Swords manages to escape and return home.
Tessa goes to the party that night. She bleeds through her dress and must cover up with a shawl. She inadvertently leaves blood on the wall, which is noticed by Montoya. Montoya orders his soldiers to make certain that nobody leaves and forces the women to be visually examined by Doctor Helm in an attempt to discover who is injured.
|Doctor Helm is told to examine the women.|
|Tessa approaches Doctor Helm.|
|Marta displays her injured hand.|
The Queen of Swords rides to the mine. Meanwhile, Montoya has Doctor Helm travel to the mine to examine the sick men.
|Doctor Helm demands that the men be given water.|
|Doctor Helm assists the Queen.|
|Montoya regrets that his scheme failed.|
|Tessa grabs the apple before Doctor Helm can get it.|