Ernesto is surprised of Héctor quitting his music career.
Ernesto tries to convince Héctor to stay with him to no avail.
Ernesto fumes at Hector's decision to return home to his family, foreshadowing his true nature.
Ernesto pretending to support Héctor's decision of going back to his family.
Ernesto pours two glasses of tequila while secretly poisoning Héctor's drink.
"I would move Heaven and Earth for you, mi amigo (my friend). ¡Salud! (Cheers!)"
Ernesto watches intently as Héctor drinks the poisoned tequila.
Ernesto escorting Héctor to the train station.
"Perhaps it was that chorizo, my friend."
Ernesto watching Héctor succumb to the poison.
Ernesto stealing Héctor's songbook after poisoning him.
Ernesto looking into Héctor's song book.
Ernesto entertains people in Santa Cecilia's plaza.
Ernesto winks at the camera, in one of his films.
Ernesto singing his final song before his death.
Ernesto crushed by a bell
Ernesto watches Miguel singing to gain his attention.
"I have a great-great-grandson!"
"Ooh-hoo! Ooh! The fireworks have begun!"
Ernesto watches as his security take Héctor to the pit.
"Take care of Miguel. He'll be…"
(Miguel: "What? But I'm your family!") "And Héctor was my best friend."
"Success doesn't come for free, Miguel."
"You have to be willing to do whatever it takes to…"
Ernesto getting slapped in the face by Imelda for murdering Héctor.
Ernesto is shocked to see that Héctor has escaped the pit.
Ernesto gets hit by Imelda a second time, for trying to murder Miguel.
"You!"- Ernesto is furious to see that Miguel has escaped the pit.
"You're related to Héctor?"
Ernesto is confronted by Miguel & the deceased Riveras to retrieve Héctor's photo.
Ernesto calling the guards to stop the Riveras.
Ernesto pushing away a staff member in his desperate attempt to escape from the Riveras.
Ernesto and Imelda fight over Héctor's photo.
"Get her off the stage!"
Ernesto ordering his security to get Imelda off the stage and to retrieve Héctor's photo.
Ernesto watching as the security guards enter the stage to steal Héctor's photo from Imelda…
…but suddenly being furious to see Imelda stealing the spotlight as she sings "La Llorona" to the audience.
Ernesto smirking as he grabs Imelda's hand to prevent her from leaving the stage.
Ernesto getting his foot stomped by Imelda at the end of the song after the latter successfully retrieved Héctor's photo.
Ernesto screaming in pain (and in a classical Mariachi style) after being given a foot stomp by Imelda.
Ernesto angrily and desperately grabbing Miguel to prevent him from returning to the Land of the Living.
"You're not going anywhere!"
Ernesto being confronted and surrounded when he's threatening to throw Miguel over the edge if they get any closer.
Ernesto grabbing Miguel, despite Dante's attempt to save the latter.
(Héctor: "Leave the boy alone!")
"I've worked too hard, Héctor! Too hard to let him destroy everything!"
(Héctor: "He's a living child, Ernesto!")
"He's a threat!"
A live footage of Ernesto ranting out against Miguel and the Rivera family, thus exposing his true colors to the horrified audience.
"You think I'd let him go back to the Land of the Living with your photo? To keep your memory alive? No!"
(Miguel: "You're a coward!")
"I am Ernesto de la Cruz, the greatest musician of all time!" Ernesto still foolishly considering himself the greatest musician.
(Miguel: "Héctor's the real musician! You're just the guy who murdered him and stole his songs!") Miguel argues with Ernesto to tell him otherwise that he's just a pathetic guy who murdered Héctor and robbed his songs.
"I'm the one who's willing to do what it takes to seize my moment!"
"Whatever it takes." Ernesto's preparing to murder Miguel.
Ernesto throws Miguel over the edge.
"Apologies, old friend, but the show must go on." Ernesto taunts Héctor believing he finally won.
Ernesto about to begin the show.
Ernesto returns to the stage…
…and is booed and jeered by the furious audience, who had watched the live broadcast revealing his true colors. Finally knowing that Ernesto is nothing but a killer and a fraud.
Ernesto looks confused as the audience jeer him.
"Please, please, mi familia (my family)!"
Ernesto's smile disappears, as the audience continue to boo and jeer him.
"Orchestra! A one, a two, a one…"
The conductor angerily snaps his baton in half without saying a single word as a threat to Ernesto.
"Remember me. Though I have to—"
Ernesto pelted with a tomato.
Ernesto pelted with more food the audience throws at him.
Ernesto sees Pepita rescue Miguel on the jumbo screen, thus realizing his crimes have finally been exposed to the audience.
Ernesto being confronted by Pepita for his heinous actions against the Riveras.
Pepita roars fiercely in Ernesto's face.
"Put me down! I beg you! Stop! STOP!"
Pepita knocks Ernesto into the air, sending him flying, to see how he likes being thrown off the edge back.
Ernesto launched out of the arena and straight toward a huge church bell.
Ernesto collides face-first with the humongous bell.
Ernesto gasps as he notices the bell coming loose.
Ernesto gets crushed (but did not die) by the bell again.
Ernesto's tomb with a "forget you" sign for his crimes against the Rivera family, therefore tarnishing Ernesto's legacy permanently.