Viceroy Juan Ruiz de Apodaca orders General Agustín de Iturbide to destroy Vicente Guerrero. The soldier realizes he is up against an enemy he cannot defeat. He then decides on a new strategy: to begin corresponding with Guerrero behind the Viceroy's back. The contents of Guerrero's letters leads Iturbide to believe there is a peaceful way out of the conflict, and the Plan of Iguala is born. Vicente Guerrero is filled with mistrust but agrees to leave the safety of the jungle to meet with Iturbide. The gathering takes place in Acatempan, where both generals seal their alliance with an embrace.