Director: Paolo Barzman
Writer: Steve Roberts

Regular cast:  
Tessie Santiago:
   Tessa Alvarado/Queen of Swords
Paulina Gálvez: Marta
Anthony Lemke:
   Capt. Marcus Grisham

Guest cast:
Anthony De Longis: Krane
Eměle Abossolo M'bo: Lamorena
Pilar Abellá D'Arstegui: Marisa

When Col. Montoya leaves Santa Helena with a large portion of the pueblo's garrison to greet the new Viceroy at Monterey, Capt. Grisham is left in command, with only a few soldiers left to guard the pueblo.

The Captain's past comes back to haunt him when his former partner in crime, Krane, shows up with his new gang and takes over Santa Helena. Krane has a score to settle with Grisham, who betrayed him to the hangman to save his own neck. Krane blackmails and threatens the captain into jailing the Dons, and hatches a plot to assassinate Montoya when he returns from Monterey. With the gang in firm command of the pueblo the Queen needs help to save the men. She turns to the pueblo's Dona's to help save their husbands.

Will the Dona's put away their distrust of the Queen long enough to help save their husbands? Will Grisham back Krane against the Pueblo? Will the Queen and Grisham try to stop Krane or will they allow Montoya to be assassinated?

text © 2001 Gail Allan
pictures © 2000 Paramount TV