The drama follows Sta. Maria as Marissa, who is consumed by her envy of her best friend Ellice’s wealth. She even trades her freedom for money, when Ellice accidentally kills an assailant in self-defense. In exchange for P10 million from Ellice’s father, Marissa takes responsibility for the homicide and agrees to go to jail, counting on an early release.
Her time behind bars, however, proves torturous and longer than she expected. She soon pins the blame of her misfortune on Ellice, who, unknown to her, protested the deal and consistently checked on Marissa’s well-being, only to be given false assurance by her father. When Marissa is released and receives the money she was promised, she embarks on a cruel mission: to claim everything Ellice owns, including her marriage with Gabriel.