Part 2 of The Conquest, the Televisa series about the Conquest of Mexico, portrays events leading up to the fall of Tenochtitlán, capital of the Aztec Empire. Experts discuss the omens and myth of Quetzalcóatl that influenced Moctezuma's caution while dealing with the Spaniards who would have been easily defeated; and they differ on whether Moctezuma was clever to postpone attack until the Spaniards' forces were divided by the Governor of Cuba's attempt to arrest Cortés. The fatal mistake of Pedro de Alvarado in the massacre before the Templo Mayor caused the uprising of the Mexicas that resulted in Moctezuma's death and the Night of Sorrows as Spaniards and allies attempted to escape the city by night. Cortés regrouped at Tlaxcala, built ships and attacked Tenochtitlán by land and water. The Aztec capital fell on August 13, 1521 with the surrender of the Tlatoani, Cuatemoc, and Cotés built the capital of New Spain on the ruins of Moctezuma's Palace and the Temple of Quetzalcóatl.