In this series finale, Gilberto Risendo's mother Ynez nurses him back to health while repeating her story he was born as Alejandro's son before Diego but rejected because of a deformation. Risendo's first act after 'resurrection' is to tell alcalde and sergeant they'll be executed the next morning, by fire-squad together or far crueler if either tries to flee. Next he sets an obvious trap for Zorro, a 'truce' and meeting in devil's canyon, where he uses dynamite to bury the fox, only Toronado digs him out from the ruble by hoof. At the hacienda, Gilberto knocks down Alejandro, ties up Felipe and duels with the old man, inflicting wounds. When he's about to strike for the kill, Diego steps in unmasked; Gilberto realizes from arm wound and explosives smell he's Zorro, but is still defeated fencing. His mother Ynez tells her story, while Alejandro reposts she was just a hired, jealously infertile midwife, Gilberto draws a hidden pistol at his junior brother, but is killed before he can ... Written by
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Sergeant Jaime Mendoza
I prefer a quick bullet through the heart than to be boiled in oil like a beef empanada.
Alcalde Ignacio de Soto
More like a chicken empanada, eh, Sergeant?
Don Alejandro de la Vega
That's not nice, Alcalde. I like the way Sergeant Mendoza is philosophizing about this whole thing.