Cindy la Regia: The High School Years (2023) s01e03 Episode Script

Sweet Sixteen

[hip hop music playing]
[people cheering]
[music and cheering continue over phone]
[Cindy] I mean,
it's not the end of the world.
I swear, I don't care
about the fact that Regina,
who I've known
since we were four years old,
didn't invite me to her birthday party.
What bothers me is that my friends
ended up being dragged into this.
- [school bell rings]
- [upbeat music playing]
Everyone seems to have their own clique.
And it's not like
I don't have any real friends.
I just feel like in this school
everyone hangs with their own kind.
I mean, like,
everyone's on their own planet, you know?
Look, 15-year-old Cindy didn't know
that some people shut the door
on real, quality humans
because of some sort of prejudice.
Or because of an out-of-context photo
that they seriously
should've already gotten over by now.
But, like, 16-year-old Cindy
is different, yeah?
She won't let anyone feel left out.
Know what I mean?
Yes, yes. I'm with you. I'm with you.
I'm sorry, um,
so you're "Cindy" with a "y" or an "i"?
[upbeat music continues]
One of each.
[both chuckle]
- [card reader bleeps]
- Here.
[Cindy chuckles]
Here it is!
[music distorts and fades out]
[forced chuckle]
Okay, what is it?
[chuckles] Sweet 16,
pool party, and grill on Saturday.
But your birthday isn't happening
for one more week.
Okay! Okay, yes, yes!
- Obviously, I'm in, of course.
- Really? Okay.
But listen up, we've got less
than 36 hours to pull this off.
Okay, Angie, you still have your fake ID?
For sure.
I mean, but but no way, man.
No way. I'm gonna be
in so much trouble for this.
- You'll be fine. We'll say it was my idea.
- [mumbling]
- You sure? You'll take the blame?
- Yes, yes.
- Yes, I will.
- Well, my sucker's dirty now. [chuckles]
- Please, please.
- Okay, yeah.
- Okay? Yeah, yeah? Okay! [squealing]
- I'm down.
Wait a minute, you have a fake ID?
[whistling] Of course.
Tere, you're gonna borrow
the car from your mom
and then you two will buy alcohol.
- Okay.
- Okay, now we need, like, a guest list.
We'll invite, um
Who's our friend still?
- How about the theater kids?
- No! [chuckles]
I mean, maybe don't invite
the method ones?
Last time they started
doing Hamlet at the party
and, I mean, it was so cringe.
And the soccer girls,
everyone except Fabiana.
Make a note about that. I think that's it.
We just have to see about the DJ.
Guys, Regina will collapse with envy
when she hears about
this magnificent rager we're organizing.
- I want to invite everyone.
- Everyone?
- [Cindy] Everyone.
- Everyone?
Everyone, everyone.
Even Max?
Like everyone, Max will be invited.
So if he wants to come
or not is his choice.
DJ and music.
The music is really important.
DJ Wait, they'll be a cover, no?
- Obviously we'll charge.
- I'm not spending a damn cent.
- The cover is for that.
- It's my fake ID!
- If they catch us, I'm going to jail.
- There won't be a cover.
But you'll What?
- There won't be a cover.
- Like a cover song?
- Over there for now.
- Whoa, pancake.
Why the humongous suitcase?
We're going for a day.
[Caro] Excuse me?
- Whatever.
- I'm done, we're staying put.
I'm calling the airline to cancel.
Nobody's able to stay
and watch Cindy and Angie.
No, no, no. Hang on. No.
Mom, Mom.
You've been waiting for this concert
for, like, a thousand years. Imagine this:
Thalia, Las Vegas, the lights,
the romance!
Romance above all, sugar cake.
You and Daddy owe it to your marriage.
[singing in Spanish] Call me, no matter
What time it is, I'm here inside ♪
[all] The four walls of my room ♪
And it's important
To at least tell you ♪
That you don't even know ♪
How much your absence hurts me ♪
- ♪Come and appear to ♪
- Ma'am, Miss Caro?
Don Manuel is waiting
outside with the car.
Oh, thanks, dear. We'll be right there.
Cindy, my love,
take care of yourself, please.
- I love you.
- Love you more.
Mm-hm, yes, Auntie.
Let's go, baby.
Very well.
- Mm. Take care, my princess, yeah?
- Yes, Daddy.
You over there.
I'll be fine.
Careful, girls, all right?
- [school bell ringing]
- [upbeat music playing]
[people chattering]
Did you receive my invitation?
I'm not "Bren".
And thanks, but no thanks.
I've got better plans.
My dear friends, just FYI,
yes, this Saturday at my place,
there's a barbecue slash pool party.
And everyone's, like,
super, ultra, mega invited.
[all cheering]
- Am I invited?
- [cheering stops]
For sure. [chuckles] Yeah, sure
It's a I'm kidding, Cynthia.
- Have a seat please. Let's get started.
- Ah, okay.
- I heard about the crown. Such a shame.
- [contemplative music playing]
So, not sure if you heard, but I'm
throwing a party on Saturday at my house.
We're probably all going that day to Toto.
Wouldn't you rather come?
Cindy, what I wanna tell you
is kinda harsh,
because I don't want you
to feel disappointed afterwards, but
[door opens]
- [door shuts]
- Cindy,
no one's going to your party.
Well, surely the nerds will.
Just saying, like
well, it might not be too late to cancel.
- We'll see each other at Toto, right?
- [school bell rings]
- Bye.
- Yeah.
[music continues]
[door opens]
[door shuts]
- [music becomes lively]
- [chuckles faintly]
Hi, am I invited?
- Of course.
- Man, thanks Cindy.
- I'm looking forward to it!
- [music stops]
Cuz! Cindy, the hell?
What's going on, dude?
Why are people from my old school blowing
my phone up about this party, dude?
In Coapa?
Yeah. Cindy, you do remember
my school is in another city, right?
I'm not from here, you know that.
I'm just worried no one's coming.
Cyn, obviously they will.
[Max] You kick one down, you shame us all!
You kick one down, you shame us all!
You kick one down, you shame us all!
You kick one down, you shame us all!
You kick one down, you shame us all!
You kick one down, you shame us all!
You kick one down, you shame us all!
You kick one down, you shame us all!
Cindy, forgive me.
[pop music playing]
- Let me explain what really happened
- Max! Max!
[vocals in Spanish]
Go away, Max.
- Okay?
- [people] Ooooh.
[people laugh]
[person] Loser.
[woman] Johnson!
[Angie snickers]
To the Principal's office! Now!
[music continues]
What's up? I'm kinda busy.
Can I really come to Cindy's on Saturday?
But you probably shouldn't go. 'Kay?
- What?
- Lu, I wanna go.
You know I didn't spread that photo.
[music stops]
I wanna fix things with Cindy.
If you really want her back,
you'll have to do a grand gesture.
Something huge.
I mean mega huge.
Like, book the whole country club
for you two or beg for a miracle.
[upbeat music playing]
[Angie] Tere, look, just act like a chill,
mature woman and everything will be great.
- You'll see. You'll see.
- [Tere] Mm-hm.
[Angie sighs]
Do you have your ID?
- Yeah.
- [music stops]
Her photo's real pretty.
[chuckles nervously]
[scanner beeps]
Sweetest sweet 16 ever! [squeals faintly]
[alert-like music]
- I was playing. It was a joke.
- Really? 16?
No! No, no, no!
- I don't know what I'm talking about.
- Let me explain!
[distorted voice]
No just, man, please, please stop!
[music stops]
Figure something out?
What if I give her my car?
Don't be stupid.
What do you think I should do?
All right.
Listen up.
Remember last summer we went to karaoke?
- Yeah?
- Yeah?
Cindy got angry
because I left her singing alone.
That's it.
Max! Alone!
Aw, I'm an idiot!
I have to prove to her
that she's not alone.
- Exactly.
- Right.
And that's it.
I didn't know you played.
Ah, yeah, but I haven't played in a while.
All right, play something.
But promise me
that you won't make fun of me.
Nah. Can't promise anything.
[Max chuckles faintly]
[soft rock music]
- [stops playing]
- [chuckles faintly]
You're pretty good.
Maybe that's enough.
As you wish.
There we go.
- [church bell ringing]
- [gentle, moody music playing]
[music stops]
Unless Jesus is about
to turn water into wine again,
I really, really don't get
get why we're in this place.
You just Trust me, okay?
Ah! Elena!
My dear, Tere!
- I missed you so much!
- How are you?
- You have much to tell me. How's school?
- Perfect.
- Who's this?
- Angelica.
Angie. Angie.
[Tere] Uhhhh, she wants information
about catechism.
That's wonderful.
I can answer every one of your questions.
Every one.
Ah, every one.
- Indeed. Anything you need.
- Oh, my.
Do you like soccer?
[Elena] Believe it or not,
we have our own team here.
[Angie] Oh, wow.
Because God loved the world so much
that he gave up his only son.
- Excuse me.
- Yes, my dear.
For all those
that have faith in God do not falter,
- And have eternal life instead.
- Ah. Huh.
[lively Latin music playing]
[no audible dialogue]
[doorbell rings]
[music continues with woman humming]
These are the chronicles of this place.
All the good things that have happened,
and all the bad things as well.
They're all written here.
Let's write down
that you came for a visit.
There must be space in here
- [cell phone ringing]
- I must take this call.
But I won't be long
so we can talk about soccer, yeah?
Don't move, you stay put!
Yeah, what's up?
- God works miracles.
- [doorbell rings]
[boys chattering]
- Oh, hey! Hi, Cindy.
- [Cindy] Ah!
Thanks so much for having us.
You got here just a bit early,
but, um, well
- Gift for you.
- Ah, thank you.
A gift for you.
- And by the way, it tastes great.
- Ah!
- Thank you, Cindy. That's for you.
- Ah! Thanks a lot.
- Check out that artwork.
- Oh, they have good taste.
That is one beautiful piece of art.
[Cindy] How are you doing, guys?
Help! They brought melons.
- [music stops]
- [boys chattering]
So, I'm like, you don't know
who you're talking to!
[boy] He thought you were your dad?
- [chuckling]
- Bro, bro, I swear
[Cindy giggles]
[clears throat]
[boys slurping drinks]
[cell phone ringing]
Uh, pardon me. Just a sec.
[ringing continues]
- [exhales deeply]
- [answers phone]
- Hi, ma!
- Cynthia, why weren't you picking up?
Sorry, mom. How are you?
- Great! We're heading to the concert.
- Awesome!
Angie and I are going to watch a movie
and order-in taquitos.
It seems like a little too much makeup,
baby, to simply order taquitos.
I saw this super awesome video
of different eyeliner looks.
- I wanted to try one.
- [Chuy] She's about to start.
Baby, wait. I'm on the phone with Cynthia.
- Oh, my princess.
- Hi, Daddy.
I'm sending you my love, sweetie.
Take care of yourself, kid.
Yeah, I promise.
- Bye, love you!
- Come on!
[disconnects call]
- [exhales deeply]
- [people cheering]
[ringing on cell phone]
- [Lu] Cin!
- Lu, where are you?
You were supposed to be here a while ago.
No, I'm on my way.
I'm sure I won't be long.
The thing is that I got caught up
in the organization, music and everything.
Has the alcohol arrived yet?
- [bottles clinking]
- Cindy?
- They're here. I'll call you in a minute.
- Great.
[Cindy] You guys did it! You got
- Some eggnog.
- Yes. eggnog punch.
- What happened was we
- I'll tell you later, Long story.
We need to put these in the kitchen. Tere!
- [Tere] I'll explain in a second!
- Yeah.
[goat bleats]
Cousin! I brought
the special birthday girl a goat.
Oh, hi!
- Babe, her other gift.
- Congratulations!
- Thank you!
- A new headscarf for your pretty face.
- So thoughtful.
- Well.
Just, don't tell either of my parents.
Nah, don't worry about it.
Well, congrats, baby Cuz!
- [forced chuckle]
- [goat bleats]
[Angie] Come on, put some muscle into it.
- No, this is taking forever.
- Tere, listen to me.
If God made the world in seven days,
you and I can make gummies-drinks
out of eggnog in 30 minutes, dude.
- [both chuckling]
- Okay.
[pop music playing]
- Hi guys!
- Hello!
- Hey there. Uhh drama kids?
- [music stops]
Hey, will there be any music?
This is worse than a children's party.
Yeah, yeah. It's coming! [nervous laugh]
- [Hugo] Cindy. Party's boring.
- [Cindy] What's up?
No, no, no. Just hang on. [gasps]
Brenda! You made it!
Only because I feel like it'll be a train
wreck, and I don't wanna miss that.
- This is awkward. Let's go.
- Bye.
Cyn! Cyn!
I'm so sorry.
I gotta tell you about the music.
- What happened?
- It got a little out of hand.
[lively Latin dance music]
[crowd cheering]
Introducing Fiesta Cumbia!
Happy Birthday, Cindy!
[both chuckle]
[both chuckle]
Come on! Oh!
[music continues]
- Gummi-mothers? Gummi-mothers?
- Gummi-mothers?
- Hey guys. Everybody having fun?
- It's great!
That's awesome.
So, where do you go to school?
[people] Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug!
Chug! Chug! Chug! Chug!
Hey, give me that! Not in this house.
Um, the bedrooms are off-limits.
I know the birthday girl.
- I am the birthday girl.
- Ah! Congratulations!
- [people] Fight! Fight! Fight!
- [bleating]
- [girl] Your room's still busy?
- Still busy?
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Please, can we talk for a minute?
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!
[music continues]
Fight! Fight! Fight!
[crowd chanting]
[music continues]
[crowd cheering]
Cindy! Look around!
You did it!
- Cyn.
- Regina! Didn't you have, like, plans?
I watched your Insta stories
and obvi, I had to come.
[both] Obviously.
Poor girl.
[scoffs] I'm sorry?
- Is she okay?
- No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!
I hate you.
I know, but like,
I haven't done anything to you.
- Eww.
- You have everything.
Besides, look at you.
You're pretty and a really nice person.
You're not even dumb
or, like, totally fake.
You're not even that.
Makes me hate you more
because I can't hate you.
[breathing heavy]
I never said this to anyone.
But I had the worst time in middle school.
In my head,
swapping prep schools would fix
But I was wrong.
My whole high school plan
was to not talk to anyone.
Much less, girls like Regina.
Or you.
But you're cool. Mmm.
You know what, Cindy?
You and me, we're not that different.
I can tell you are just as lost as I am.
[Brenda chuckles faintly]
I've been a total bitch to you, right?
Forgive me.
All right, let's go.
- Hm?
- I have an idea.
Okay, um Okay, here.
- Come on. Okay.
- [moans faintly]
Let's pretend
that we've just met each other.
How so?
Pleasure. Cindy Garza. Wanna be my friend?
Brenda Castillo.
Well, sure. Why not?
[both chuckle faintly]
[sniffing] My god, a little panda.
- [dance music playing]
- [people cheering]
[music continues in the distance]
Uh, hello?
I'm her brother.
Hey, troll.
Damn it, troll, I can't take you
home like this, Mom will kill us.
Thanks for watching her.
Ah, don't worry about it.
It happens to everyone.
Everyone but you, you know?
What do you mean?
Well, I mean,
everyone's having fun
except for the birthday girl.
For your information, I'm having
a lot of fun, like, "Wow," mind-blowing.
And does Cindy Garza dance?
How do you know my name?
All Nuevo Leon knows you.
What's your name, then?
Just Juancho, that's all.
Well, just Juancho, that's all.
I don't think you can dance to this song.
I have a theory that everything,
absolutely everything,
can be danced as cumbia.
[upbeat Latin dance music playing]
[Max] Cindy Garza, this is for you!
[singing in Spanish]
Three, two, one and action ♪
I'm holding a carnation
And you sit beside me ♪
I ask you a silly question
Just to see your eyes once again ♪
And what a surprise when you
Started asking questions too ♪
It was just like any other day
My lucky day ♪
Who would've thought two hours later ♪
We traded our coffee ♪
For two glasses of wine
And a "see you later" ♪
And I stayed, thinking about you ♪
All night I spent, dreaming of you ♪
And though it sounds crazy to you
What comes next? ♪
I've become a film director ♪
You're in the end of my movie ♪
Finally managed
To find my leading part ♪
I'll be that character
That will risk his whole life for you ♪
I'll be your hero in every scene ♪
If you say yes
Our own movie starts tonight ♪
Oh ohhhhh ♪
[both] Our own movie starts tonight ♪
Oh ohhhhh ♪
If it was you and me ♪
[both] Romeo and Juliet
Would be grandparents ♪
And we'd be together ♪
And when the Titanic sunk
In our raft there would be room for two ♪
And when the Titanic sunk
In our raft there would be room for two ♪
If you say yes
Our own movie starts tonight ♪
Oh ohhhhh ♪
Ohhhhh ♪
Our own movie starts tonight ♪
Oh ohhhhh ♪
I'm sorry.
Being your boyfriend would be
the most incredible thing in the world.
[people chattering]
And I understand
if it's too late, but, if it isn't,
would you be my official girlfriend?
[crowd cheering]
[lively Latin music playing]
- Dude, we killed it!
- [music fades out]
[Cindy] Yes we did. [chuckling]
- What are those?
- Sorry.
With all the madness, we forgot.
[quiet, contemplative music playing]
It's our love story.
[chuckles faintly]
[Cindy] I love you.
I've got a present for you too.
Okay, thank you.
[upbeat music playing]
"Good for travel."
"Good for some driving lessons."
- You need them.
- [all chuckling]
"For one breakfast."
and "Good for one favor,
no questions asked."
It's actually a gift for myself
because I get to spend time with you.
- [chuckling]
Hey, man,
so like, if you want,
I'm down to give you your gift later.
Once everyone's left, you know?
- Like I am cool with that, so
- No, no, no. Now's perfect. It's great.
- Yeah, right now.
- Uhh
- Go ahead.
- Oh, okay, okay, I mean
I'm just I just wanna say I didn't
get the whole cheesy memo, and
And it could really totally suck.
- Get it?
- Okay, okay, okay.
[quiet, upbeat music playing]
Don't hold it like that,
that's not how you hold it.
- [Tere] What?
- Cin.
I feel like you need it.
- Bro, that's not how you hold it! Put it
- Hey!
How you girls doin'? How's it going?
- How's my queen?
- Hi!
[Max] What's up? Need help with anything?
Over there.
Hey, Lu, thanks.
- [clearing throat]
- [Lu] Go tidy up.
- Can I see it?
- Yep. Yeah.
Hey, Max, how'd it go?
Three, two, one and action!
- Yeah, Max, sing it again!
- Come on, sing it to us!
Yeah, sing it to us.
[cell phone dings and vibrates]
[cell phone dings and vibrates]
[upbeat music playing]
[Lu] Cindy, come on!
[upbeat music continues]
[sentimental pop music playing
with Spanish vocals]
[music ends]
Previous EpisodeNext Episode