Now and Then (2022) s01e07 Episode Script

Elections

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Good morning.
Election
day in Miami-Dade.

Today, Miami will decide who will
be its mayor for the next four years,
and we're here to bring
you the latest developments.

- Thank you.

- We are predicting
a record-high voter
turnout for this election.

Indeed an exciting
morning here in Miami.

Polls have been open since 7:00 a.
m.
,
and who was one of the first
people to cast their vote?
Democratic candidate Pedro Cruz.

Don't go away.

We'll continue with live coverage
of today's election right after this.

As the morning progresses
and voting continues,
we eagerly await Pedro
Here he comes.
Let's
try to get a statement.

Thank you.
Who do you think?
- Mr.
Cruz, a statement.

- No, thank you.

Ernesto Díaz, your campaign manager,
has been charged with
stealing campaign funds.

You've stated that
you still support him.

Do you think this might
affect today's outcome?
Well, I think that voters believe
that all Americans deserve
the presumption of innocence.

Hey We all want the best
for Miami-Dade, and trust me,
I have no reason to believe
that anyone on my team
has done anything wrong.

Okay? And I know the voters
will vote favorably at
the polls.
Thank you.

Brady recently said, and I quote,
"Miami doesn't need a liar as a mayor.
"
That's exactly why I encourage
everyone to vote for my husband.

Sometimes, honesty means taking
a close look at your own party.

We hope Brady does that.

Pedro Cruz deserves the
support of all Miamians
because he's working for you.

I know it will be a great day for him
and for all of Miami-Dade.
Thank you.

This is a day of unanswered
questions for residents of Miami-Dade.

In the latest polls,
candidates Cruz and Brady
are separated by only two points.

At the moment, it's anyone's game.

Marcos.

Marcos, please.

What's happening, Marcos?
Marcos, how many did you take? Marcos!
Listen to me.
Marcos!
Sofía?
Marcos.
Hey, Marcos!
911, what's your emergency?
My friend's unconscious.

Please come to his
apartment.
I don't know how.

Fuck.

long lines outside polling
stations throughout the county.

Thousands of citizens choose today
between continuity or change in
the city by casting their vote.

Hugo Thompson?
I'm Detective Miller.
I'd like
to ask you a few questions.

I don't know.
She was scared.

She had this weird look.

She gave me the bag and told me to go.

- No.

- Hugo.

- I don't want to.
I'm done.

- Hugo, please!
Hugo, listen, please.

What time was that?
I don't know.
It was,
like, 2:30 in the morning.

I'd just gotten back from work.

Did you notice anyone near your house?
No.

How come you didn't tell
anybody about this before?
I don't know.
I was scared.

I should have stayed with her.

There was a car parked outside.

It was big like an SUV.

It was black.

There was a Yeah, a
sticker on the back window.

Okay.

Like a little drawing of a bear.

Your mum, she had some
hefty medical bills
and she owed a few months' rent.

But somehow she was able
to pay the blackmail.

Any idea where all that money came from?
No.

Do you know whether your mother
did the blackmailing on her own?
Tomorrow morning
there's a direct flight,
Miami-Colombia, no layovers.
10:30 a.
m.

- When?
- Tomorrow.
10:30 a.
m.

Tomorrow?
But what do you mean,
tomorrow? Tomorrow's too soon.

Why? The sooner, the better, right?
Why wait?
Well, because we have to
do it right.
I don't know.

I mean, right now we're not running
away from anything at all, we're
Are you seriously telling me this?
We've been waiting more than 20
years for this moment, Marcos.

- More than 20 years.
Hey.

- Well, yeah.

- But we need my dad's dough, right?
- So, we'll take it today.
Okay?
- Today?
- Today.
We'll go get it today.

Well, the thing is that
What?
What.
Dare to say it.

- Dare to say it.

- What?
- That you're going to back out again.

- No.

- Are you going to?
- It's not that.

So, let's do it.
Let's do it.

Let's do it.

What are you doing here?
May I come in?
Yes, of course.

Thank you.

- What are you doing?
- Nothing, the GPS froze.

- Are you really okay?
- No.

Yes.
No
We've been working toward
this day for two years.

It's Nothing.
Stress.

I know.

But I'm sure we'll be
celebrating tonight.

Just relax.
Smile.

Let's go see your team.

They're waiting for you.

I forgot about some work files.

I see that you
I see that you made yourself at home.

- Isabel
- So, off to Colombia.

We were going to go to the
Maldives for our honeymoon.

There you have it.

Life has surprises.

Listen, I'm sorry.

I didn't expect this
to happen.
Honestly.

Right.

Sure, you are.

And to think that when I met
you, I actually liked you.

Good luck with your affair.

You're going to need it.

I can assure you that what
we have is not an affair.

What you have isn't real, Sofía.

And whatever it was,
it ended 20 years ago.

No, I'm not going.

Sofía, I can't.
I can't go.

Sorry.

Excuse me.

Are there any other options?
Maybe we could do
another round of chemo
There is metastasis.

Obviously, skipping chemo didn't help.

I get it.
Your work is
important.
But so is your life.

At this point, I would
advise a mastectomy.

A mastectomy?
You mean removing the whole breast?
- I understand it's
- Do you?
Did you have one of
your testicles removed?
I'm sorry.

I'm sorry.
I didn't mean that.
I just
This is just a lot.

Of course it is.

And depending on whether you
need radiation after surgery,
we can talk about breast reconstruction.

But that's down the road.

We should do the mastectomy
as soon as possible.

Sully.

- Hey.
How are you?
- Hey.
Thanks for coming.

Of course.
How's Lisa?
Yeah.
She's in there.

Some kind of generalized infection.

She's burning up in there.

But she's gonna pull through, right?
I don't know.
I don't
know.
Nobody's saying.

Should have taken her to Houston.

They have a better hospital.

I just thought we had more time.

Maybe if I take out a loan
- Hey, do me a favor.

- Sure.

If Lisa wakes up and doesn't have
her blue bathrobe and slippers,
she'll kill me.

Want me to go to your
house and pick 'em up?
I'll go.
I need the air.

Just stay with her till I get back?
Of course.

Sullivan.

I'm fine.
What?
What prints?
Jessica Thompson's car?
And? Who is it?
May I come in?
Yeah, sure.

Jessica Thompson, the other
victim in the accident.

We found a print in her
car that matches your son's.

That's impossible.

Yeah, well, clearly not.

Where is Marcos?
I'm gonna need him to come
down to the station with me.

I'm calling my lawyer.

She's dead.
She's dead!
No, no, no, no, no!
No! You can't touch her.

You gotta do something about
this muffin top, Marcos.

I have my niece's wedding
in a month and a half.

And it doesn't matter what diet I do.

I tried everything, even
that horrible fasting.

It's torture.
Hold out for
a week, and then I wanna die.

I'll starve
Wait.
Wait, no.

I told her she wasn't allowed in.

Clara, do you mind taking Mrs.

Wallace to the other office?
It'll be only a moment.
Sorry.

- This is not okay.

- I know.

- We're leaving now.

- What?
- We're leaving now.

- Where are we going?
Do you know where the suitcase is?
The detective is at my house
and and he has my fingerprint.

- And they're coming for me.

- Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.

Okay, what do you mean your fingerprint?
I'm leaving, Marcos.

Hey.

If we don't go, they're
going to arrest me.

Tell me, are you coming with me, or not?
Are you coming with me, or not?
Sofía, I can't.
I can't go.

You can't, or they won't let you?
I can't go!
- You've got to understand me, I can't.

- Yeah, I understand that perfectly.

You're telling yourself
that you have to stay
because that's what's best.

That you owe it to your father,
right? For saving your ass.

Excuse me.

You know what? You're a fucking coward.

A fucking coward!
Four hours into election day,
the projections are coming true.

Right now, participation
is a sky-high 24%.

Full polling stations
and waiting in long
lines to cast their votes
are what the citizens
of Miami are finding
Miami Herald exit polls
says we're trailing.

Fucking Ernesto.

It's way too early to tell.

The Latino vote tends to be young
people who vote later in the day.

Besides, the absentee ballots tend
to favor democrats.
We'll catch up.

You seem so sure.

I don't worry about a problem
until it's actually a problem.

Well, maybe you should share
that philosophy with your husband.

All I need is to recover some
images from one of the cameras, okay?
No, no
Listen to me, no It's just that
I entered my password three times.

It can't be that complicated.

But who can I speak to?
Please, I need to recover
those images right away.

- Thank you.

- What are you doing?
Nothing.

- Who were you talking to?
- With nobody.
What's up?
I get that you're
nervous.
It's your big day.

And we both have a lot on the line.

But you can't be shut away
in here the whole time.

You need to be with your team.

You're making everybody nervous
- If this is about Ernesto, I
- It's not about Ernesto!
It's okay.

Number one, calm down.

Number two, you tell me what
the fuck is going on with you.

Well, we can't forget
that although the Latino vote
represents 58% in Miami-Dade,
the Democratic candidate has focused
the latter part of his campaign
on mobilizing an electorate that
may very well turn its back on him
Thanks.
Yes, we are
missing the tomatoes.

- Of course.

- Afternoon.
Afternoon, afternoon.

- Hi, Elisa.
What's up, Montse? Dad.

- Hi.

To what do I owe the honor?
Nothing.
I wanted to
see if we could go out
on the boat to hit some balls.

- I'm here in the middle of
- I'm not going to take no for an answer.

Let's talk, like old times.
Spend
some time together.
You and me.

- Fine.

- Come on, Doctor.

Yes, but what you want
is to eat the pasta.

Well, you go ahead and eat the pasta,
and we'll eat something else there.

Okay.

Elisa, Montse, can you help
bring down my golf bag, please,
and a case of wine that I
brought for my dad? Thanks.

and, like Cruz says,
we have to believe in the
presumption of innocence.

System disarmed.

A sharp drop-off in
the afternoon stretch
with only two hours left
until the close of the polls.

Although reports have shown long
lines at all of the polling stations
from the time they
opened until 2:00 p.
m
When did you say the Latino
vote usually turns out?
We just have to wait.

- For what?
- For the count.

Although sources close to the
Republican candidate are optimistic,
hundreds of Republican sympathizers
are already approaching
the entrance of the
What the fuck is he doing here?
- No.
No, no, no.
You cannot be here.
No.

- Don't touch me.

- Don't touch me.

- Francis!
Let him go.

Jesus Christ.

We're also seeing images from
one of the polling stations
We have to talk.
And if you don't
answer my calls, it's complicated.

My husband has nothing to say to you.

I would say he does.

Either you leave, or we're
going to have to call security.

This morning we showed you
images of this same station
Fine.

Then I'll speak here, in
front of the whole team.

- I'm sure they'll be very interested.

- No.
No.
No, no.
Stop.
Stop.

Can we talk outside, please?
Pedro.

All right, sorry about this,
folks.
Get back to work.

Everybody, please get back to work.

various poll workers have told us
that despite the high participation
I asked you for more time.

More? I've been calling you for days.

You weren't there when they released me.

You're ignoring me with the lawyer.

No! What did you want me to do?
- Pedro, you're going to lose!
- What? No!
There's still time, okay?
- The analysts said that there are still
- Don't give me that journalist bullshit.

I've kept silent for you.

And you've abandoned me.

Don't tell me that.

When I win, I'm going to pressure
them to dismiss your case.
I promise.

If you lose, you're not
going to be able to help me.

I'm not going to lose,
and I'm not going to let them put
you on trial for this, Ernesto!
We're going to fix it, you and me,
together.

Together?
Together.
When?
You know I'm doing this for my children.

I don't know if you're lying to yourself
or if you're just a coward.

If you lose tonight, you'd
better tell the whole story.

Or I will.

We can't lie to the police.

Pedro.

What are you doing there?
Did you finish packing?
Are you okay?
Pedro, what did you do?
Nothing.

Pedro, don't fuck with
me.
What did you do?
I killed her.
I killed that woman.

No.
No.

I went up to the car
and she was on the phone.

I tried to take it away.

I didn't mean to, but I just
I killed her.

Let's go to the police, please.

We'll tell them that I was
in the car with Alejandro.

Please, I can't do this anymore.

You know, I'm starting to wish
I'd never accepted your offer.

Seriously?
We're not even sinking and
you're ready to jump ship.

If it were anyone else except for Pedro,
we'd be cleaning out right now.

That's a new low.
Even for you.

You know, I always thought
it should've been you running.

If it were you, we'd be
popping the champagne right now.

election day in Miami, and
there is still an atmosphere
where everything could happen
in the mayoral race
between Joe Carollo
Damn it, when you told me we were
going to spend the day together,
I imagined something else.

Well, depending on what happens tonight,
I may or may not be in the mood.

Oh, yeah? Well, I'll cross my fingers.

Alejandro, seriously, this is important.

Look at this idiot.
Look at him.

Do you want him to be mayor for
the next four years? I don't.

He's absurd.

He wants to eliminate
aid to help pay rent
for the families who need it the most
and to reduce funding for
family planning clinics.

And obviously, he doesn't plan to
invest a single dollar in education.

He's got to be a complete
idiot.
You're an idiot!
But I honestly think that,
frankly, you should run for mayor.

Frankly, you get lost.

Get lost! Get lost!
Hired.

Come here.
I'm serious.

You love politics.

You spend all day talking about
what you would improve in this city.

Nobody would do a better job than you.

And, well, the most
important thing is that
I would vote for you.

Okay?
to indicate that Suarez knew
about or participated in the fraud,
but Carollo claimed
that absentee ballots
were forged and even paid for by
Okay.

Polling stations have
just closed an hour ago.

We don't usually get too
many visits around here.

We digitized all the
files a couple years back,
but I can tell you that if it
happened more than 20 years ago,
it's not on our database.

What I'm looking for is a print
analysis requested back then.

Anything we analyzed back
then would be in here.

Let's see.
2000.
2000.
2000.

Here we are.

August.
September.
November.
December.

- Here they are.

- I'll take it from here.
Thank you.

Okay.

There's something I wanna tell you.

And I want you to
hear it from me first.

I've been taken off the case.

I'm really sorry about that.

And that I, too, know what it feels like
to lose the person you love the most,
especially when it
wasn't their time to go.

I recognize that anger, Hugo.

That pain.

And that you would do
anything to change things.

I can't believe after 20 years,
I can't solve this fucking case.

It's just
Anyway
Do you know what I'm talking about?
- Yeah.

- You do?
Daniela told me.

Told you what?
The woman who died in the car
accident was my biological mother.

I know it must've been so painful
to find out she didn't die in the crash
but was actually murdered.

What?
What are you talking about?
That your biological
mother was murdered.

And those who killed her,
when they found out that
Daniela blackmailed them too,
they killed her as well.

Hugo.

My God.
How are you?
So now you give a fuck about me?
I always gave a fuck about
you, and I always will.

- I promised your mother.

- Which one?
Daniela lied to me.

You lied to me.

We thought the best thing
for you was not to know.

- Good idea.

- She did everything for you.

She tried to be the best mother,
to give you everything we took from you.

And you came up with blackmail?
How's that working out for you?
One of you killed my
real mother in that car.

The cop said whoever did that
probably killed Daniela too.

Can you just tell me it wasn't you?
Excuse me?
Are you seriously asking me that, Hugo?
- You know me.

- No, I don't.

Your mother was my best friend.
Okay?
She was like a sister to me.

You know I'd never hurt her.

Hugo?
Yeah?
I loved her so much, Hugo.

You have no idea how much I miss her.

I'm sorry we lied to you.
Really sorry.

We shouldn't have.

You deserve the truth.

Please don't say anything to the
police about me, Hugo.
Please.

Please.

Don't worry.
I didn't.

I swear I'm trying to fix
it.
Give me one more day.

I'll make sure you have
everything you need.
Okay?
I love you, sweetheart.

Bye.

MARCOS WE'RE GONE.
IT'S ALL YOURS.

Brady's going to kick
that poor sucker's ass.

He's not a sucker,
sorry.
He's your friend,
but he's a loser and
that will never change.

You're going to be the one who's sorry
with these new biodegradable
balls I bought you.

You're hitting them
all off to the right.

What happened? What happened?
Showing off your natural swing, Dad.

Thanks.

I'm really happy to be
spending time together again.

Lately, you've been a little distracted.

I wasn't at my best.

Well, I'm thrilled to have you back.

Thanks.

I think that I've stopped placing
the blame for my mistakes elsewhere.

I've stopped making excuses.

Well, I didn't always make
it easy for you either.

Losing your mom was
something very, very tough.

Very tough for both of us.

And at those times, nobody knows
if they're doing the right thing.

That's how it goes.

Everything I did, everything,
was because I wanted
the best for you.
Always.

I suppose that's what
family is for, right? To
To tell you the things
that you don't want to hear
and to tell you the truth.

Yes, even if it hurts.

Even if it hurts.

What?
Come on.
Come on.

What? Are we jumping in? Fine.

Let's do this.

With 92% of the vote counted,
we can now announce a winner.

Miami-Dade has spoken loud and clear
and has elected as its new mayor
the Republican candidate, John
Brady, with 54% of the votes.

Thousands of Republican supporters
celebrate the news with jubilation,
while we wait for the
reactions of the mayor-elect
and his political rival and big
loser of the election, Pedro Cruz.

- Hey, Senator Cruz, can we
- Can we get a statement?
Thank you all for coming.

Thank you very much for coming.

First of all, I would like
to congratulate my opponent.

I would like to take this opportunity
to thank each and every person
We'll be right back.

who voted for me from
the bottom of my heart.

I will never stop listening to you,
and I will never stop working for you.

I will stand up for you,
and I will keep fighting
to make your lives better.

That is my promise to you.

I've called the mayor-elect to
concede and, despite our differences,
to make sure that he understands
that I will be supporting
him from now on.

Thank you.

Senator Cruz, what do you think
went wrong in the campaign?
The police have Daniela's videos.

But we got rid of the
one from that night.

She was blackmailing us.

She could have lied to us.

There could have been a copy.

No, that is everything we've got.

Look, you can't take files
out of archives, so
In that case, I would
like a copy.
Thank you.

Flora, I need you to call
me as soon as possible.

I think I just found something big
on the Alejandro
Vilas-Jessica Thompson case.

I know that you worked
really hard and all that.

You would have been a good mayor.

- Thank you, son.

- But I'm glad that you lost, honestly.

Why?
Because you're barely home.

And we can go on the
PlayStation if you want.

I thought that you were a big boy
and that you liked to play by yourself.

It's more fun kicking your butt.

Brady is probably thinking
the exact same thing right now.

I know I'm also a loser, but
the thing is that now
you'll be like a ghost.

You can do whatever you
want and nobody will care.

Whoa, whoa.
Enough.

It's really late.
Bedtime.

Wait.
Luis.

You're not a loser, Luis.
Okay?
Don't ever forget that, okay?
Good night, Dad.

Love you.

Rodrigo and Marisa called.

They said that they're very sorry,
that they're very proud of you.

And so am I.

Do you want a beer?
I've been thinking about the decisions
that we've made in our life and
Do you ever think about what
would have happened to us
if that night we hadn't
We wouldn't be together.

Our children wouldn't be here.

Yeah.

Of course, and Alejandro and
Daniela would be alive, right?
Do you like your life?
What? Don't you?
Yes.
Or no.
I don't know, I
Why did you get all
philosophical all of a sudden?
You're scaring me.

Where were you the night
that Daniela was killed?
What are you doing here?
May I come in?
- Yes, of course.

- Thanks.

The babysitter told me that you hired
her that night to watch the kids,
and her address shows up in your GPS.

It shows up in my GPS because
we went to the funeral.

No, it shows up
the night she was killed.

You managed to fool the
others pretty well, Dani.

But not me.
I know that it was you.

Yeah, you're the only one
who needs so much money.

You can still back out of this.

Tell me the truth, Ana.

Was it you?
You don't give a shit.

Not you, or Pedro, or Marcos.

And that's fine.
It's logical.

Because you have the perfect life.

Perfect?
I don't know what you imagine about us,
but my life is far from perfect.

- Yes, poor thing.
It's such a shame.

- Yes.
It's cost us a lot to get this far.

You don't have the slightest idea.

- I'm not going to let it all go to hell.

- No?
No, if you want to
stay stuck in the past,
- that's your decision.

- I'm stuck in the past?
But you can't make us feel guilty.

So it's a past that has
nothing to do with you?
How about we all take
responsibility, huh?
Every one of us is involved in this.

- Exactly.

- For me, it ruined my life.

But for you and Pedro,
Alejandro's death made
everything fall into place.

How dare you ask me that question?
How dare you even think it to yourself?
I've protected you for years.

I've protected us for years.

How dare you ask me that question?
- Forgive me.

- Leave me alone.
Don't touch me.

- Let me see.

- Don't touch me!
Get out, Ana.

Get out.
Get out!
No, Pedro.
I didn't kill her.

Flora!
She not home?
I brought her some dinner.

I keep calling her.

She's not picking up.

Yeah, I haven't been
able to reach her either.

Well, maybe she's still at the hospital.

But it's not her usual chemo day.

Sorry.
I thought I was the
only one she keeps things from.

- I guess not.

- Maple!
Maple.

Do you know which hospital she's at?
I need to talk to her ASAP.

Yeah.

I'll give you a ride.

Parking there is nuts.

How's the case coming along?
I don't understand why
the case was closed.

Well, no mystery there.

We didn't really have anything.

Order came from on high to shelve it.

I think I found something.
Look at this.

It says, "page one of two,"
but page two isn't there.

And in Daniela Marini's
case, a tape went missing.

I don't think it's a coincidence.

Yeah.
Well, I'll tell you the
same thing I used to tell Flora.

It's not unusual for
something to go missing.

Yeah, but two pieces of crucial
evidence? That doesn't make sense.

It doesn't smell right.

Sorry about the mess.

My grandkids think it's
a playground back here.

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