Party of Five (2020) s01e04 Episode Script

Authentic Mexican

1 Previously on Party of Five You're afraid.
And guess what, Luce? Me, too.
I don't know how to raise a baby.
Or be a parent to a 12-year-old.
You could have any girl.
You pretty much have had every girl.
In the end, none of them means anything to you.
This one's not gonna be different.
I'm gonna go check in with Mami and Papi.
Hey, it's us.
Trying you again.
I've already talked to Mami.
Is it okay if she keeps me company today? She said she wanted to.
VANESSA: It's not you she needs less of, Beto.
So what? Supposed to tell her she can't call them so much? Maybe you don't put it on Val.
Val's beside herself, Mami.
I need you to find a way to make her need you less.
GLORIA [OVER PHONE.]
: Valentina? Can you help me so I'm not just living to hear you and see you? Are we not gonna talk anymore? ["LOVE YOU GIVE AWAY" BY XENIA PLAYING.]
He go back to sleep? He spent 20 minutes grabbing my ears.
Then he finally conked out.
Probably from boredom.
Ah, he's still in the sensorimotor stage of his development.
Sensorimotor.
That's what? Learning through touching? Mmm.
Have you been reading Piaget to impress me? You just mumble when you study.
It's super annoying.
'Cause it smells just like you I'm waking up, thinking it was all a dream Hold on, hold on, hold on.
[EXHALES.]
- [DRAWER CLATTERING.]
- [EMILIO SIGHS.]
I hope you feel lonely We're out.
Oh, no.
There has to be There has to be.
[SIGHS.]
No.
No.
No.
No.
No.
- Do you have another box somewhere? - Mm-mm.
Maybe there are more somewhere else in the house? - Beto? - Yeah.
If he has one, he's had it since junior high.
But, I mean, you said you're on birth control so Couldn't we Mm.
If we're gonna rely on that alone, we should get tested.
Right.
Yeah, of course.
I mean, I'm-I'm clean.
- But absolutely, we should get tested.
- Hmm.
Know any place we can get tested in say the next 10 minutes? - Hmm? - How 'bout tomorrow? After we get the okay, we can be a little bit more spontaneous.
As long as we're not seeing anybody else.
Which I'm not.
Me, neither.
- I guess that makes us exclusive.
- Responsible.
I guess you're right.
I guess we are exclusive.
How does that word feel coming out of your mouth? Unfamiliar? No.
No, I've said it before.
Just never meant it.
The love you give away MICAH: [SIGHS.]
If we could take you on a trip, dude, you know we would.
It's just My DACA status.
I get it.
- How many shows? - MICAH: Just ten.
It's not like we're headlining.
Though in Hamburg, we are gonna play Kaiserkeller.
Where The Beatles played? No chance we could just sneak you in and out of the country in a guitar case? What, and miss this? Hey, uh, either of you want a beer? Sure.
come join us.
Nah.
My boss might give me the heave-ho for drinking on the job.
[CHUCKLES.]
- I like her.
- Me, too.
It's weird.
Being with somebody who only knew me as a small time restaurant guy.
Oh.
I guess some girls find that hot.
- [LAUGHS.]
- Go figure.
Here you go.
- Hey, we don't cater, right? - Uh, right.
Why? Uh, well, I was just on the phone with some lady who was asking.
She's hosting a party and her caterer dropped out last minute.
- She sounded pretty desperate.
- How desperate? $75 a head desperate.
For Mexican food.
Seriously? Yeah.
I, I got her information, just in case.
I'm telling you.
Stick with this guy, Vanessa.
He's going places.
Well, I'm not going to Hamburg.
Yeah, but maybe Beverly Hills? [DRYER DOOR SLAMS.]
Did you dry everything on high again? I'm not an idiot.
[SCOFFS.]
Do you have a girlfriend, Bey? A secret girlfriend? A tiny little secret girlfriend? Oh, that? That's mine.
Since when do you wear a bra? Since Tuesday.
Beto got it for me.
What? She said Mami's getting ready to buy her one.
It's a training bra, Lucía.
You had one, too.
You can't let her talk you into stuff like that.
What was I supposed to do? She wanted to get Mami on the phone to okay it, and we agreed that those check-ins do more harm than good.
- Why didn't you ask me? - 'Cause you haven't been around.
- Hanging with that kid Matthew.
- We're not hanging! I'm helping him find a job.
Open a checking account.
All right.
Okay.
Can you maybe help out with Val sometimes? Like, at least the girly stuff? I'm like, clueless.
Fine.
I'll try.
What's a training bra train, anyway? Don't they kinda, like, know what to do on their own? Stupid question? PATTY: This is what I'm imagining.
Authentic Mexico.
You see that little lady making homemade tortillas in the corner? Well, it's a lot to put together in just a few days.
VANESSA: Yeah, you know, our rentals may be a bit pricey - because of the short notice.
- And there'll be some overtime.
You know, lots of hidden costs Well.
There's no need to worry about that.
You know, as I said to your wife, this could lead to a lot more event work for you.
Mm? We're not, uh PATTY: You know, my second husband and I went to Cozumel for our third anniversary, and there was a cafe outside the hotel just like this.
- It's very charming.
- Mm.
It was a perfect perfect vacation for us.
He was a diver, and I was a drinker.
[LAUGHS.]
Well, we didn't make it to year four, but as my son always says [CLEARS THROAT.]
This isn't about me.
VANESSA: So for after dinner, were you thinking of something like a wedding cake? No.
Not necessary.
No, their Their, um, wedding was a few days ago in Baja.
It all happened very quickly.
Too quickly, if you ask me.
And some things were said.
Anyway [CHUCKLES.]
This surprise party is my way of showing my son and that chippy of his that I have had a change of heart.
And I now approve.
Mm.
When can you come see the space? I vote no.
Well, you don't get a vote, Val.
So how are we gonna cater a party and keep the restaurant open? We don't have enough staff.
Well, I was thinking I could swing it if we had Oscar.
But I gave him the weekend to move his mom into assisted living.
So, we'll just have to close for the night.
Don't we have a lot of reservations on Saturday? Yeah.
Isn't it our busiest night? Look, all right.
You guys need to look at this as an investment in the future.
All right? I mean, down the line, the plan'll be to keep the restaurant open and expand our business by catering events.
Cancelling reservations doesn't seem like a good way to expand a client base.
I vote no.
Well, you don't get a vote.
I think we should call Mami and Papi - and see what they say.
- We're not calling 'em, Val.
For the record, I vote no, too.
No one here gets a vote, all right? It's my decision to make.
I've made it.
I know what you must be thinking.
The water bill must be obscene.
[LAUGHS.]
But better for the surprise to have the party at the tennis court than here, don't you think? Although we'll miss out on the view, which is spectacular.
- Isn't it - Amazing.
- Ah, it's amazing.
- Lot of smog, but We were thinking a salsa bar.
Uh, and passed appetizers.
- Maybe even a seated dinner? - And a seated dinner.
Oh, aren't you two cute? Just perfect sync.
Well, there'll be 60 guests.
Uh, no way will we have enough servers.
Well, we'll just have to call in a full staff, then.
People will be grateful for the extra work.
Okay.
Show you the tennis court.
VANESSA: Okay.
Hey, knock it off, man.
What, you want me to not tell you if there's a problem even if there is a problem? Mami has that Christmas card list.
Everyone who's ever worked for Papi, just go through it.
I'm sure some old employees would be happy to come work.
Especially if you sell it as a fun gig.
I mean, check it out.
When did Papi ever have a shot at something like this? Huh? I mean, closest he came to was the front door, holding a delivery bag.
We're inside.
Yeah.
To work.
VANESSA: Hey, hubby, you coming? [EXHALES.]
Who are you and what are you doing in my yard? Uh, we're catering the party.
Huh.
Grandma found another caterer.
Wow.
You guys must be super desperate for work.
Well, she's paying us a ton.
Mm.
She's making up for trying to get Wendy to sign a prenup without my dad's permission.
So we'll hear all about how much it cost later.
Because money equals love.
Well, if that's true, my parents don't love me at all.
You know, I have to go to this thing.
But other innocent people shouldn't suffer.
You should skip.
What if I can help make it better? How? You gonna sabotage it? [CHUCKLES.]
I could give everyone food poisoning.
- Laxatives in the guac? - Yeah.
Okay.
What would it be worth to you? A lot.
Do you have your phone? Can I give you my number? Yeah, sure.
Great.
I can't find mine, and I'm pretty sure I left the ringer on.
[PHONE JINGLING.]
Oh.
- Success.
- Yeah.
Well, if you weren't such a creeper, I wouldn't have gotten my phone back.
So thanks, I guess.
Yeah.
And don't really poison everyone.
Too late.
The plan's already in motion.
[LAUGHS.]
LUCÍA: You changed your mind? What do you mean you changed your mind? Well, you didn't see what I saw.
A house? The future.
I really think this can be the start of something.
For all of us.
You're probably saying that because you didn't spend all afternoon cancelling reservations.
Did you know the Martinez's abue's 90th birthday is this Saturday? I just spent two hours trying to find them a table for 12 someplace else.
Well, then, we'll cater her 91st.
I'm telling you, Luce.
It's Do you have a fever? Your, your eyes look weird.
Do you feel okay? I feel ah, I feel [SIGHS.]
It's been a while.
Optimistic.
[SOFT INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING.]
[INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
EMILIO: All right, all right.
Apps are working.
Mains are prepped.
And the flowers just arrived.
Is Lupita here to make the tortillas? Uh, not yet, but there's an hour of cocktails after the newlyweds arrive before dinner service, so You think everyone invited tonight has a backyard like this? We brought the business cards, right? Yes, yes.
I slipped them in your coat pocket.
- All right.
- Don't worry.
Everything's gonna be great.
[CLATTERING.]
Could you make any more noise? I thought you went to help out with that party.
You're kidding, right? I am so not on board for that.
You wanna help me? I was gonna do some cooking.
LUCÍA: Nah.
I'm researching new places for Mathew to live.
There's a group home in Echo Park.
I'm waiting to hear if they take minors.
I was gonna make Mami's menudo.
That tripe soup? Ooh.
It's disgusting.
[SIGHS.]
Do you know where Mami's recipe is? In her brain.
She never wrote anything down.
Okay.
Then I'll just give her a call.
Uh, you're not calling her, Val.
- Look it up on the internet.
- It won't be the same.
Didn't she teach you how to make it? Couldn't we, like, play Monopoly instead? - Uh! Uh! - Mm? It's just a dream.
Love the paper streamer things.
It's [EXHALES, THEN CHUCKLES.]
You and your wife don't have children, do you? - Oh.
No.
- No.
Well No matter how many times they get married, you wanna be sure and be there for every wedding.
Just in case that's the one that sticks.
Huh? Oh, uh, when do the mariachis get here? - Uh, mariachis? - Mm.
You did see in the magazine that there were mariachis, didn't you? I thought those were reference pictures.
I don't know how I could have been more clear.
[CHUCKLES.]
I Look, I know this is just a job for you, but I cannot have this party look like it was done on the cheap.
- You understand? - Right, right.
Um Uh, you know what? I can handle this.
[SIGHS.]
LUCÍA: Make sure you don't rub your eyes.
You gotta rinse your hands and then scrub them with vegetable oil.
Mami taught you that? I guess.
How else would I know it? - Maybe you're a natural.
- [SCOFFS.]
Please.
I hate cooking.
Sorry.
No, I mean this is fun.
But cooking all the time like Mami did? [SCOFFS.]
Not interested.
Even though she insisted on teaching me.
Bey and I'd be watching TV in the other room.
Usually one of those car shows we were so into.
And Mami'd call me in to show me some dish she'd made.
Bey, she let be her taster.
But me, she wanted to teach.
Maybe she just wanted to spend time with you.
Nah.
It's because I'm the girl.
I'm the girl.
And I wanna learn.
Who's gonna teach me? Go turn the kettle on.
We need to soak these in boiling hot water.
[CHUCKLES.]
A shot of your cheapest tequila, please.
Um, I'm, I'm not supposed to serve drinks.
Come on.
My grandma's making me give a toast, and I am not nearly liquored up enough to wish the happy couple well.
Are they really that bad? They texted me on Wednesday, not to tell me that they were officially man and wife, but to make sure I wasn't letting the newspapers pile up on the driveway.
Because that's just an invitation for burglars.
Nice.
I mean, at least they were thinking about you, right? Just one? Please, Beto? How do you know my name? I asked someone.
Okay.
How about this? You tell me yours, and I'll give you a shot.
I'm Ella.
[COUGHS, THEN CHUCKLES.]
- [BLOWS.]
- [SWIPING.]
Emilio? [CHUCKLES.]
What are you doing here? Beto dug up my number.
Look at you.
You look so So, uh Good? I was gonna say legal.
[CHUCKLES.]
Let's be honest.
You always looked good.
Even at 17.
- Oh, God.
- I had some pathetic moves back then.
And a girlfriend, if I recall.
Yeah.
Believe me, I was tempted, but you were jail bait, and the boss' son.
Emilio Acosta.
You're all grown up.
So, you want me on general service? That would be great.
Lauren De Sica.
Did you have to call Lauren De Sica? What's wrong with Laur? - Man, you two did it.
- No.
No.
I mean, I tried.
Made a fool of myself trying.
Well, how was I supposed to know that? If I had limited myself to women that you hadn't slept with or tried to sleep with, I would've had no one to call.
- Want me to send her home? - No.
No, we need the help.
- All right, get back to work.
- Fine.
Wh hey, do I have to put this on? What are these? Ms.
McDonald wanted me to pass 'em out for dinner service.
All right.
What's the problem? Put it on.
Isn't it kind of racist? What's racist about it? It's a uniform.
What, you don't think it's weird that white people are asking us to dress up in Mexican costumes? Well, now I'm asking you to do it.
Lots of restaurants have their staff wear stuff just like this.
See? Looks fine.
[CHUCKLES.]
You look like a tablecloth.
Emilio! Emilio, it's Lupita.
- Oh, great.
Okay, the tortilla - No, no, no.
Her husband dropped off the van with all the tortilla stuff, but Lupita's in labor.
They Ubered to the hospital.
Okay.
[EXHALES.]
It needs something.
- Oregano? - I can't tell.
It's different.
- It's different than Mami's.
- It's not gonna be exactly the same.
I think it's better, Luce.
It's not better.
How is it better? It's not an insult.
Well, I did it exactly as she taught me.
It's the same, or not as good.
VALENTINA: Why are you getting all mad? I'm not a cook, okay? What did I say? I don't understand.
[PHONE VIBRATING.]
Hey, Emilio.
- What? When? - What is it? He needs you to fill in for Lupita.
- Right now? - You okay putting Rafa down? - I guess.
- Get the address.
[MARIACHI MUSIC PLAYING.]
[GUITAR TUNING.]
PATTY: Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh! Everybody! Everybody! The driver just texted me.
They are just turning onto the street.
I'm going to get them.
Lights out! - Ooh! Sorry.
- That's okay.
Uh, we haven't met yet.
I'm Lauren.
- Vanessa.
- You're Vanessa? Emilio's Vanessa? Well, yes.
- I cannot believe it.
- Really? Why's why's that? Well, back when I knew him, he just seemed so destined to be, like, a player.
Obviously, I read him wrong if seven years later he's still with his high school sweetheart.
Oh, no.
I'm I think you're thinking of someone else.
- A different Vanessa? - Oh, shit.
I'm sorry.
I When I said "player," I was Oh, he was.
Yes.
By all accounts, he was, but I'm, you know, I'm not even his second Vanessa.
I'm his - third.
- [LAUREN CHUCKLES.]
PATTY: I don't know.
Pipe must have burst.
The whole tennis court is completely under water! - [YELLS.]
- ALL: Surprise! [ALL CHEERING AND CLAPPING.]
Look at that.
Now [GRUNTS.]
play.
[CHUCKLES.]
[INDISTINCT CHATTERING.]
[GUITAR STRUMMING.]
Besame Besame mucho Como si fuera esta noche, la ultima vez Besame Besame mucho Que tengo miedo a perderte, perderte despues Que tengo miedo a perderte, perderte despues What the hell are you wearing? It's fine.
Excuse me? This is not fine.
- That hat is not fine.
- It's, it's a little gross, okay? I can't exactly make a stink.
Why would you have to make a stink? Couldn't you simply just say, "Um, excuse me, ma'am.
I feel uncomfortable dressing up like a Mexican bobble head.
" I don't need you to go all social justice warrior on me, okay, Lucía? - I can't have a point of view? - Yes, you can have a point of view.
Just keep it to yourself.
Look, if I mouth off to that woman, I'm gonna blow the tip, and no way will this lead to anything bigger.
These are rich people.
Connected people.
We make a good impression on them, and this could lead to I, I don't even know what, okay? Something better.
Something bigger for all of us.
And four of them have already asked for my card.
So more people want you to go to their homes and play "La Cucaracha"? Lupita's van is down the street.
Can you move it to the driveway and get the stuff out? We're already behind on the tortillas.
[DISH CLATTERS.]
You guys got coffee? I overdid it a touch with the loosening up.
Um, yeah.
Give me a sec.
I decided to talk about how I found out they were engaged.
Via Wendy's Instagram story.
It's funny, 'cause it was so bad.
Just one blurry, dark photo of a giant blood diamond.
[CHUCKLES.]
Well, that'll probably kill.
They didn't even invite me to the wedding in Mexico.
Not that I wanted to go.
Well, my parents are in Mexico without me, too.
[WHISPERS.]
: Oh.
Um, is there something that you could say? About what they love about each other? Money.
Boobs.
- It's a tale as old as time.
- Yeah.
Do your parents love each other? How can you tell? Well, it's corny, but they have this way of holding hands.
It's not like It's like I don't know.
They're always doing it.
Reaching for each other's hands, whether they're happy, or sad or stressed.
It's like they're phone chargers.
Have to be plugged into each other a few hours every day.
You have an unsuspected depth for a man in a ridiculous poncho.
Thank you.
[DOOR OPENS.]
[DOOR SLAMS.]
- [SOFT CRASH.]
- [CAR ALARM WAILING.]
[TAPPING ON GLASS.]
Hey, sorry to interrupt, but let's give it up for my Grandma Patty, who put all this together.
[ALL CLAPPING.]
So, I was thinking about what to say about my dad and Wendy.
And I remember the first time I knew that they would wind up together.
Just by the way they were holding hands.
They didn't know that I saw them.
But I did.
And there's just something so magical about holding hands.
It's, you know, so intimate Uh, the last dozen are coming out right now.
You're driving that big, ugly van, right? - Hmm? - The van.
Out front.
I watched you drive it into the driveway.
- Oh, yeah.
- We have a problem.
- DAN: Look at this! - No.
No.
How did this happen? You probably forgot to set the parking brake.
I need your license and insurance.
I'm gonna level with you.
I don't have a license.
I don't have insurance.
Uh, this isn't even my van.
I'm just helping out because the couple it belongs to is at the hospital right now having a baby.
Oh, that is very unfortunate.
Actually, they've been trying for a while, and we're very excited for them.
But they can't be bothered now, so we're gonna have to work this out.
I'll give you my number, and when you figure out what it's gonna cost - to fix the bumper, you can - Yeah, I know what it's gonna cost.
It's $5,000.
Here's the thing.
There's no way that's gonna cost $5,000.
Really.
Oh, I'm sorry.
Do you have, like, a An auto body side job that you do? Do you, honey? Because let me explain something to you about the repair costs on a classic Rover.
You're thinking I'm a girl, right? - Aren't you? - No.
I mean, you're thinking because I'm a girl, I don't know car stuff.
- Well, we know you can't drive.
- That is not a classic Range Rover.
It's gotta be 15 years or older to be a classic.
And the actual classic designation requires a low production run, unique lines, and a well-known body designer.
Don't underestimate me because I know how to make tortillas.
If you can wait till the end of the night, I'll get you $1,000 cash.
A thousand dollars.
You know what? Why don't we just call the cops and see what they say? And I could go back in there and tell your friends that you called the police on the caterer's kid sister because she refused to let you gouge her.
$1,500.
$1,250.
And you're still gonna come out ahead.
[PHONE RINGING.]
Mami, check out what we made.
GIRL [OVER PHONE.]
: Hello? - [LID CLATTERS.]
- Who are you? Who are you? I'm trying to call my mom.
You mean Glo? Oh, yeah.
She's downstairs making my dinner.
Do you want me to give her a message? Why do you have her phone? GIRL [OVER PHONE.]
: Well, she was helping with my math, and she left it on the charger in my room.
She helps you with your homework? I mean, just math.
[LAUGHS SOFTLY.]
Well, and Spanish, obviously.
But why? [OVER PHONE.]
: What do you mean, why? Okay.
I'll just tell her to call you.
Where is he? Point him out.
Maybe I can appeal to him I told you, I worked it out.
It could have been so much worse.
That's our tip.
Why do you think I couldn't handle this, huh? I know how to argue with people.
It's one of my many skills.
I mean, frankly, you should be thanking me for not just saying, "Oh, yes, sir.
Sorry, sir.
How can I supplicate so as not to upset you more?" That's I wouldn't have handled it that way, okay? Really? So you've gotten tired of eating shit, have you? - Hey.
- Hi.
That was a nice story.
You catching them holding hands.
Could have thought of that without me.
I saw them do it under the table with my mom sitting across from them.
[EXHALES.]
Yeah, my mom actually hired Wendy to redo my dad's office.
She was too busy self-medicating to realize Wendy's plan was to get rid of more than just his sectional.
Yeah, not a lot of people to like in that story, huh? - [SCOFFS.]
No.
- My oblivious mom, man-opausal dad, gold-digging stepmom, and me.
The The what? What are you? Honestly? I'm a mess.
I just keep imagining my mom right now, in her shitty condo.
Popping pills and watching infomercials, so she doesn't have to think about what's going on over here.
Is it wrong that I wanted them to stay together even though they hated each other? No.
No, of course not.
You know what would help? Would you maybe kiss me? Um, I should get back to work.
I'm still thinking about my miserable family.
- Now? - Mm, slightly less.
- [THUDS.]
- [GASPING.]
Ella? What are you doing? - Dad, I - Who is this kid? - Uh, I'm sorry, sir.
My name is - I don't care what your name is.
Now you're making out with the help? [ELLA SIGHS.]
- I'm sorry, sir.
I shouldn't have - No, no.
Don't apologize to him.
Hey, what kind of business are you running here? You condone this kind of thing from your workers? Sir, I'm so sorry, okay? This is completely inappropriate, and Beto knows better.
You're out of line.
Walk away.
That's it? You're not gonna fire him? Honey, let it go.
We have guests.
Sir, he understands that he overstepped.
Yes.
I'm so sorry, sir.
It'll never happen again, so if you could just move past this, - I would greatly appreciate it.
- I wanna see you fire him.
Honey, please.
Leave it alone.
Come back to the table.
He's just a kid.
He made a mistake.
JIM: I want to know you're not just yessing me, here.
That you're gonna make sure he learns his lesson before you drop him back on whatever street corner you found him.
[WENDY GROANS.]
All right.
Pack it up.
Party's over.
Wait.
What, what do you mean, it's over? No.
- The invitation said eleven.
- It's okay, Emilio.
- It is not okay.
- Tell everyone in the kitchen, all equipment, all rentals, we pack up in the driveway.
Well, they certainly can't expect a tip.
JIM: You really wanna ruin this night? Walk away? That's the kind of professional that you are? That's my brother.
And as long as I'm around, no one no one is gonna ever talk to him like that.
- [CLATTERING.]
- [BAGS RUSTLING.]
[INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
- $1,250.
- Thank you.
DAN: You drive a hard bargain.
[TAPS.]
I'm a few minutes behind you.
I gotta pack up Lupita's van.
Gotta make sure it runs first, but, uh I'll see you at home.
Emilio.
- It's okay, Bey.
- Uh, sorry, I just, I I don't know what I was thinking.
I just I really liked her.
She seemed to like me, and that my brain just short-circuited, and I'm sorry.
Look, they paid what they owed.
Okay? That includes the, uh, staff, food, rentals If we would have gotten than tip we would have come out ahead, but the thing with the van, and [EXHALES.]
Truth is we would have done better at the restaurant, any night of the week.
See you at home.
He asked if I was gonna be a lawyer, so that's something, huh? [SCOFFS.]
[CLATTERING.]
Woo-wee, are those people assholes.
Thanks for coming tonight.
I'm sorry I couldn't offer you more than just your hourly.
It's okay.
It was entertaining.
There's never a dull moment around you.
I forgot about that.
You're always up for a fight.
- I was not.
- With your dad.
With your band mates.
You and I fought, remember? - Yeah.
- I called you a skeeve for trying to cheat on your girlfriend without a moment's hesitation.
That I remember.
Shit.
You didn't care who or what stood in your way.
You just I don't think anyone has ever wanted me as much as that 17-year-old boy did.
I wish I could say my scruples haven't changed in the last seven years, but A bad marriage will make you feel like it's every woman for herself.
Is that terrible? It's flattering.
But I can't.
If you're offering.
No.
Not offering.
It's just a test.
You passed.
Congratulations.
Guess the third Vanessa's the charm, huh? Val, we're home.
What's that smell? - Smells like Christmas.
- [LAUGHS.]
Val and I were making menudo when Emilio called.
What is it? Is Rafa okay? I called Mami to show her what we made.
A girl answered.
The girl she takes care of.
Right.
Well, that's her job.
VALENTINA: She's my age.
And it's just her.
She has Mami all to herself.
I'm sorry.
That's probably not the best way to find out That girl has two mothers.
Two.
And I don't even have one! - You still have a mother.
- Why did you leave me alone? I wouldn't have called her if you'd been here.
- E-Emilio needed me.
- I needed you.
We were having a good time, and then the second the phone rang, it's like you couldn't wait to get out of here.
It's hard to explain.
It's not about not wanting to spend time with you.
It's about not wanting to be Mami.
I don't wanna be good at the things that she's good at, because what if that's all I'm good at, and - Hey.
Come here.
[GRUNTS.]
Shh.
- [VALENTINA SOBBING.]
[WHISPERS.]
: It's okay.
I know.
It sucks.
I know.
[MOUTHS.]
- Come on.
Come on, let's go.
- [RUNNING FOOTSTEPS.]
Don't beat yourself up.
It seemed like a good opportunity.
You didn't know it would turn out the way it did.
Funny thing is, my dad never served a meal outside his restaurant.
And I thought that made him small-time.
Truth is, he didn't need to walk out those doors to feel like some big shot.
People came to him.
On his terms.
Not the other way around.
Maybe that's the lesson.
Make them come to you.
I mean, if it's a good business, it doesn't need to be more than what it is right now.
That's just it.
I do.
I can't be just this.
What, a restaurateur? Do you wanna rejoin your band? I wanna go back a week, to when I made you a promise that I don't really think I can keep.
I don't wanna break up.
Okay? And I don't wanna see anyone else.
Then, what's the problem? One day I will.
One day, I'm gonna want to be with someone else.
Wow.
How do you know? Because I don't want everything I have in this moment to be everything I'm ever gonna have.
And I'm the only thing that's optional.
[SCOFFS.]
Can we just go back? To the way things were? Yeah, I don't think I'd like myself very much if I agreed to that.
So what are you thinking? I'm really gonna miss your family.
Un, dos, tres, cuatro ["AVE QUE EMIGRA" BY GABY MORENO PLAYING.]
[DISTANT CAR HORN HONKS.]
Vengo desde muy lejos Buscando el azul del cielo Siguiendo predicamentos Vengo desde muy lejos Where are we going? Wherever you like.
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