Ofelia brings the mandrake root into her mother's room, puts it in a bowl of fresh milk, and crawls under her bed where she bites her finger and gives it two drops of her blood.
Suddenly, Vidal and the doctor come in.
The doctor's excited that Carmen's fever has been reduced. But Vidal tells him that, if he has to make a choice between his wife and his son, he should choose his son, which will bear his name and the name of his father.
There are some explosions of some kind so he rushes outside to see what all the ruckus is.
Ofelia comes from under the bed and talks to her brother.
She tells him he will love their mother who is beautiful even if she is often said.
She asks him not to hurt her mother during childbirth. If he doesn't, she'll make him a prince in her kingdom.