Zorro's plan to blow up the train carrying the nitroglycerin is thwarted when Armand abducts him, Elena, and their son Joaquin (Adrian Alonso). After forcing Zorro to unmask in front of Joaquin, Armand takes Elena and Joaquin with him on the train, leaving Alejandro to be killed by McGivens. Suddenly Fr Felipe (Julio Oscar Mechoso) shows up (having survived a bullet to his heart, thanks to the crucifix around his neck), and he and Zorro take out Armand's henchmen. McGivens is trapped on a table, and a single drop of nitroglycerin falling on his forehead causes him to explode. Zorro and Toronado then race to catch up with the train, eventually leaping on top of it from a nearby mesa. Unfortunately, the train is about to pass through a tunnel, so Zorro and Toronado are forced to jump through the roof of a livestock car. Leaving Toronado in the car to munch on hay, Zorro seeks out Armand. As he and Armand clash swords in the sitting car, on the train roof, and on the locomotive, Elena and Joaquin run to the back of the train. Elena places Joaquin in the livestock car and detaches it from the train, giving Joaquin instructions to get away when the car stops. She runs back through the nitro car where she is confronted by Ferroq (Raúl Méndez). She finally defeats him by putting a bottle of nitro down his pants and pushing him off the train. He blows up, taking out Colonel Beauregard (Leo Burmester) and his soldiers, who were waiting along the tracks for the nitro delivery. Unfortunately, the explosion causes a track switch, and the train heads down the tracks where the governor is about to sign the bill making California a state. Meanwhile, Joaquin is surprised to see Toronado in the livestock car and, when it stops, he and Toronado break out and follow the train. When Joaquin sees that the train is headed right for the governor's platform, he has Toronado kick the track switch, diverting the train. Elena and Zorro leap off just before the train hits a large pile of rails, blowing up the train and Armand with it. As Zorro looks on approvingly, the governor signs the bill granting statehood to California. Alejandro later apologizes to Joaquin for not telling him that he was Zorro. In the final scene, Fr Felipe re-affirms Alejandro and Elena's marriage vows, during which the church bells sound the alert that Zorro is needed. As Elena and Joaquin watch approvingly, Zorro and Toronado ride off into the sunset. "It's who we are," Elena explains to Joaquin.