Two days after disappearing and leaving no clue as to where she has gone, Dolors telephones her husband Ernest simply to let him know that she’s alright. She then has to find the strength to overcome the impulse to return to him until she has decided what she wants to do with her life. After she hangs up Ernest is still distraught, although relieved to know that his wife is alive and well, while for Dolors hanging up represents a break with the past and a new questioning of everything now that, for the first time, she begins to consider her own desires.
In these difficult moments for his parents, Dolors’son, Jordi, goes to see her in her hotel. As Dolors listens to her son, she feels admiration for his achievements and gratitude for the consideration he shows her, while she also admires the professional success of her daughter-in-law Neus, in whom she now places her hopes, happy in the knowledge that women can be wives and mothers while remaining women.
The parting advice Dolors gives Jordi is that he should always listen to Neus, a lesson which Ernest now has to learn.