After Fernando's subsequent illness, Sancho and his troops return to León. Ruy tells his grandfather that Flaín sent someone to hug him. Rodrigo knows his grandson's life is in danger. Flaín, on the other hand, doesn't give up on his mission to conspire against the dying King and decides to attempt seizing power before his death. He is unaware that Urraca still has a card to play.
El Cid retells from a contemporary perspective the story of the most famous Spaniard in history, a man trapped between two worlds and two cultures. A nobleman, a hero, a mercenary, a vassal, but also a man who could have been king. El Cid was centuries ahead of his time and became transcended by his own legend.