The September 7, 2023 episode of the Filipino action drama series The Iron Heart is the 211th episode of the second season. The episode is titled “TIHApolloVsCommando“ and was directed by Lester Pimentel Ong.
Apollo (Richard Gutierrez) finally corners Commando (Jake Cuenca), the elusive leader of the crime syndicate Altare. However, Apollo is shocked to see that Commando is actually his former friend and mentor, Alex.
Meanwhile, Nyx (Sofia Andres) is furious when Orcus (Christian Vasquez) returns with bad news about their mission. She lashes out at Orcus, accusing him of being incompetent.
Menandro (Ian Veneracion), the head of the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), orders the arrest of one of his most trusted agents, Dante (Romulo Gimenez). Dante is suspected of being a mole for Altare.
- Richard Gutierrez as Apollo Adelantar
- Jake Cuenca as Commando / Alex
- Sue Ramirez as Venus Magbanua
- Meryll Soriano as Juno Suarez-Nuevo
- Albert Martinez as Engineer
- Anthony Jennings as Cronus
- Sofia Andres as Nyx
- Christian Vasquez as Orcus
- Ian Veneracion as Menandro Montemayor
- Romulo Gimenez as Dante Perez
The episode begins with Apollo cornering Commando in a warehouse. Commando is about to attack Apollo, but Apollo recognizes him as Alex. Apollo is shocked to learn that Alex is the leader of Altare, the crime syndicate that he has been fighting against.
Alex tells Apollo that he joined Altare after being betrayed by his colleagues in the police force. He says that he is now committed to Altare’s cause, and that he will stop at nothing to achieve it.
Apollo tries to convince Alex to leave Altare, but Alex refuses. He tells Apollo that he is now his enemy, and that he will kill him if he has to.
Apollo and Alex fight, and Apollo is eventually able to defeat him. However, Apollo is reluctant to kill Alex, even though he knows that Alex is a danger to him.
Meanwhile, Nyx is furious when Orcus returns with bad news about their mission. She lashes out at Orcus, accusing him of being incompetent.
Orcus tries to explain to Nyx that the mission was more difficult than they anticipated, but Nyx refuses to listen. She tells Orcus that he is no longer a part of her team, and that she will find someone else to do his job.
Menandro, the head of the CIB, orders the arrest of one of his most trusted agents, Dante. Dante is suspected of being a mole for Altare.
Dante is shocked when he is arrested. He denies the allegations, but Menandro tells him that he has evidence to prove his guilt.
Dante is taken into custody, and Menandro begins his investigation. He is determined to find out who else is involved in the conspiracy.
The episode ends with Apollo standing over Alex, wondering what to do.