The Story Line
Zorro rushes his wounded father to the secret cave where Tornado is stabled and tries to tend to his wounds, a task made more difficult by the fact that Alejandro has become delirious from infection. Monastario leads his men to the hacienda hoping to find Alejandro there, and Diego barely has time to doff his costume before the soldiers enter. Still wary of Diego, the capitan places him under arrest and orders his men to search the grounds for his quarry.
Diego foils Monastario's plans by getting Garcia and his men drunk so he can return to the cave and care for his father, but Alejandro has stumbled outside and one of the lancers spots him. Monastario decides to have a bit of cruel sport and tracks the old man like an animal until Zorro angrily stops him. The outraged commandante chases the outlaw until they meet a patrol of soldiers from the capital who are escorting Torres under orders from the governor. The soldiers extend their protection to Alejandro, leaving Monastario to chase Zorro, who soon escapes back to the hacienda.