Director: George Mendeluk
Hidalgo's carriage is attacked and she's kidnapped. Once the carriage is
stopped, Vera is shocked to see who has kidnapped her. She obviously knows
the bandit leader and fears he will reveal what he knows about her past
Vera's empty carriage, with ransom note inside, dashes into the pueblo,
Don Gaspar is desperate to save his wife. Don Gaspar has just paid his
taxes to Montoya and hasn't the ready cash to pay the ransom for Vera.
Montoya surprises Gaspar when he agrees to lend the tax money for the
ransom. Grisham is to deliver the ransom. Montoya plots with an extremely
reluctant Grisham to keep the ransom money. Montoya wants get the Hidalgo
hacienda for non-payment of taxes.
delivers the ransom but the kidnapper, Bernardo, wants to keep not only
the gold but Vera as well. The Queen comes to Vera's rescue after Grisham
and his men are overpowered and returns Vera to Santa Helena, but the
bandits still have the ransom.
sends Grisham out to recover the gold as Don Hidalgo celebrates the safe
return of his wife. Vera is troubled and concerned that her past will
destroy her life with Gustav and she confides in Tessa.
Queen be able to recover the ransom gold in time to save the Hidalgo's
hacienda from Montoya and Vera's reputation from her past?
text © 2001 Gail