A Family Affair (2022): Season 1, Episode 18 - Episode #1.18 - full transcript

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[THEME MUSIC PLAYING]

Love?

Love…

What did you and Dave
talk about?

It took you a while.

Uh, it's nothing.

I just needed his advice
regarding the business.

[SNIFFLES]

Are you two okay?

Or did you have
another argument?

No.



Everything's fine.

We're good.

[SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING]

We need to hide
the truth from her.

It's the only thing we can do.

Love… [SIGHS]

[SOBS] I'm so sorry, okay?

For what?

[BREATHES SHAKILY]
For everything, love.

[BREATH QUIVERS, SIGHS]

[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

[CHUCKLES SOFTLY]

Love…

Let's just leave it
in the past.



[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

After all, it's the present
that matters, right?

[CHUCKLES SOFTLY]

[EXHALES SHAKILY]

[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

[INHALES DEEPLY, SIGHS HEAVILY]

Where were you?

I, um…

I went for a quick dip.

Just a quick swim.

Do you think…

your brothers are enjoying
their stay here?

We've been good hosts, right?

And I hope they're
sleeping well.

Just go back to sleep.

[DARK MUSIC PLAYING]

Paco and I made
the right decision.

It's better that we hide

our family's rotten past
from Cherry.

She doesn't need
to know the truth.

That way, we can keep
our family's peace.

- Miss Belen?
- Yes?

Have you seen Mister Lando?

Uh, I haven't seen him around.

Is that so?

If you happen to see him, please
tell him I'm looking for him.

Sure, I will.

Thank you.

- Where's Paco?
- Haven't we talked about this?

What's going on this time?

What's the update?

Sir, it's confirmed.

What?

Paco, this is bad.

No, Paco. This is the worst!

- Set a meeting with Good Foods.
- Yes, sir.

Their decision is final.
They've called the deal off.

We already lost millions.

I'll fix this.

This is out of your hands, Paco.

I told you to fix the issue
with the port officials.

They keep delaying
our shipment and cargo.

And we can't do anything

because we don't
have connections!

What options do we have?

We can lay off workers.

No. We can't do that.

That's out of the question.

Let's all go down
with this sinking ship, then!

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Mister Lando?

Governor, we lost our
biggest client

because of what happened
at the port.

But I cannot afford
to lay our workers off.

Paco, you know of our
patronage system here.

I cannot help you.

If I did that,

I would fall from
someone else's favor.

I cannot afford that either.

You need more
powerful connections.

You know, I was looking for you
at your brother's party,

but I didn't see you there.

Why, sir?

You see, I wanted to get
someone for my political party.

Someone who can help our city.

Well, I hope you'll find
that person soon, Governor.

I already did, Paco.

Who is it?

Freddie, your dad.

We had an agreement
that he'll join me

when I run again for office.

We were supposed to make
General Luna great again.

Unfortunately, Governor,
he already passed away.

It's never too late.
He is survived by his sons.

He told me that
his favorite son

can fit in the
political scene.

Dave?

I don't think
he'd join politics.

He's busy with
his new business.

Besides, he spent
a long time abroad,

so he isn't that
well-known here.

What are you talking about?

Your father wasn't
referring to Dave.

He was referring to you.

Me?

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

[SEB]
Paco and I don't want

to cut Papa's
life support off.

We'll help him
fight for his life.

Well, Dave and I…

We want Papa to rest.

It's a tie now.

[SEB SCOFFS]

So, what will it be?

There's someone else
Papa regarded as his own.

Let's hear her opinion.

I have no say on this matter.

Please.

I'm not his daughter.

But Cherry,

Papa accepted you
as his daughter-in-law.

It's okay.
State your opinion.

Well, since you're
asking me,

I want us to help Papa.

[DREW SCOFFS]

You know your father.
He's a fighter.

He doesn't give up easily.

And if Papa survives,
who will nurse him?

We will.

We'll take care of him

while he's in that condition.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING]

[PACO] Pa!

- Pa?!
- Pa!

- Pa!
- What happened to him?!

[DOCTOR] We've been
trying for 45 minutes.

I'm sorry to say
your father's brain-dead.

That's enough.
Pull the plug.

[SCREAMS]

[DRAMATIC MUSIC CONTINUES]

[AREVALO] He told me
that his favorite son

can fit in politics.

He was referring to you.

[EXHALES DEEPLY]

[LOCK RATTLES]

[DRAWER CLOSES]

[LOCK RATTLES]

[EXHALES DEEPLY]

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC PLAYING]

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

You know, every good man
needs a watch like this.

A good watch.

This one, I'm leaving
to one of you.

I'll leave it to whomever
deserves it most.

"For Paco"

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

[FREDDIE] I'll leave it…

…to whomever
deserves it most.

[CHUCKLES SOFTLY]

Hey, Paco.

Hey.

[SEB] You're covered in mud.

I helped one of our cows
give birth.

- It's fine now.
- [SEB] Really?

Yeah.
Hey, that looks delicious.

[DREW] Want some fruits?
How about juice?

Yes, I could use some juice.

- I'm thirsty.
- Have some melon juice.

"For Paco"

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

[SNIFFLES]

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

Eat up, Mister Lando.
I prepared all this for you.

- Can I?
- Go on. Don't be shy.

Delicious.

- Want more rice?
- Mm.

Let me.

[PHONE RINGING]

Enjoy the food, okay?
I'll just take this call.

[RINGING CONTINUES]

Hello?

[MUMBLING] This place is huge.

[MELANCHOLIC MUSIC PLAYING]

Mmm. [CHUCKLES]

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[BREATHES HEAVILY]

"Panyong, I know what I'm
about to say is unforgivable.

What happened to Heidi
wasn't a mere accident…"

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

- You thief!
- [PLATE BREAKS]

- That's mine! Give it back!
- Mister Lando?!

- How did you get in here?
- Give it!

- Calm down, Mister Lando!
- That's mine! Give it back!

Get out of here!

- Mister Lando!
- [LANDO] You meanie!

Meanie! You're a meanie!

- Thief! That's mine!
- Get out! Mister Lando!

- That's mine!
- Leave!

- Ah!
- Paco!

- Mister Lando!
- [WHIMPERING]

Love, why is he here?!

Miss Cherry…

- H-He's mean.
- He's my visitor!

He's mean, Miss Cherry.
He pushed me.

- No, no!
- Thief!

That's Paco, my husband.

He pushed me! He's mean!

- He pushed me!
- Mister Lando, you need to go.

- Get out!
- [LANDO] Thief! Meanie.

Give it to me.
Give me back the letter.

That's mine.

Love, he can't be here.

[LANDO] Give it back.
Give me back the letter.

That's mine.
Mine, mine, mine.

Calm down, Mister Lando.
I'll ask him to leave.

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

[LANDO] Really?

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

- Thief.
- Calm down now.

[SLAMS]

[LANDO BREATHING HEAVILY]

That's my letter.
He took it.

[CHERRY] No…

[SNIFFLES] He hurt me.

- [CRYING] He pushed me!
- There, there.

[GUITAR MUSIC PLAYING]

Who are you texting?

Huh?

Our… meat supplier.

[GUITAR MUSIC PLAYING]

Can I see your phone?

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

What?

Give me your phone.
I want to see it.

Why?

You won't let me?

Why?

Are you hiding something?

There.

[SEB] You can break
it open if you want.

I'm not hiding
anything from you.

Well? Are you done?

Where did the trust and
respect for privacy

in this relationship go?

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

Love…

Sorry.

It's okay.

You just asked your husband
to leave for that Mister Lando.

Love, I'm really sorry.

You see, he reminds me of Papa.

I wish I was…

…still looking after him.

What do you plan
to do with him, love?

Why did you let him
spend the night here?

Love, he is dangerous.

He throws fits out of nowhere
and starts hurting people.

What's your plan?

You said you'd help me, right?

You said we'd help him.

We'll take him to the doctor
and have him treated.

That's all I ask.

If that's what you want,
then let's do it.

Really?

But, love…

If he harms you…

I don't know
what I might do to him.

Thank you, love.

[CHUCKLES SOFTLY]

But he can't stay here
for long.

We should take him to the
hospital as soon as possible.

Of course.

[INHALES DEEPLY, SIGHS]
Okay. Good.

- [CHUCKLES SOFTLY]
- I'm sorry too, love.

I've got a lot on my mind.

The ranch is facing
a big problem.

What is it?

We've lost a client.

Our biggest client.

Good Foods broke up
our partnership.

Is it because of the cargo
restrictions at the port?

Mm-hmm.

Uncle Jim said we have
no other choice…

but to lay off people.

But what about
your employees, love?

I won't let that happen.

Nobody's getting laid off.

I'll find another way.

I'll do everything I can.

I won't abandon them.
They're our employees.

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

Okay.

[EXHALES LOUDLY]

[CHERRY] Don't be shy.

[CHERRY] Eat up.

Who's he?

Uh…

Drew, I'm sorry
for not telling you sooner.

We're helping Mister Lando.

[SCOFFS]

Are we running a charity now?

You know, there's another
beggar in the nearby town.

Let's take him in, too.

Drew.

Drew…

He knows something
about Papa's death.

He does?

What does he know?

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Isn't he a lunatic?

And yet you brought him here.

What if he stabs someone again?

Don't worry.

We're taking him to a doctor.

[LANDO COUGHING]

[CHERRY] Eat slowly,
Mister Lando.

I can't eat with him.

He better be gone
when I get back.

[COUGHS]

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[JIM] I sent you a list of
candidates for retrenchment.

- Have a look at it.
- No.

No, no, no.

We can't lay Mister Albert
and Miss Grace off.

They have been working for us
for almost 25 years.

Papa trusted them.
We can't fire them.

Paco, we're spending
too much on them,

and for what reason?

Their loyalty?

And why is the list so long?

Can you review it and
send me a shorter list?

I'm sorry, Paco,

but there are sacrifices
that you must make.

I'll think about it.

I know you feel pressured

knowing that the fate of your
workers is in your hands.

But you must make a decision.

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

Pa, what should I do?

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

[GLASS SHATTERS]

[GLASS CLATTERING]

- Give me the letter!
- You're here again?!

- [FRAMES CLATTERING]
- Mister Lando!

[GLASS CLINKS]

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[EXASPERATED SIGH]

Cherry!

Love, he needs to go.

Love, we've talked about this.

No. He's leaving right now.
End of conversation.

Love--

I don't want other people
setting foot in my house.

We don't know him well.

What if he acts up
and hurts me again?

Love, don't forget
that he once stabbed me.

What if he does
the same thing to you?

Love, he won't get better
if he's out on the streets.

I'll call the hospital
and have them take him.

But what if he remembers
something about Papa's death?

Are we really going
to prioritize that?!

[MOROSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Our company is failing!

Just this once, can you try
and understand our situation?

[MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

I understand.

I understand that
you have a problem

that's bigger
than my concerns.

Mister Lando is leaving.

And so am I, for now.

I don't want us
to hurt each other.

Please don't…

Love. Love!

[THUD]

[MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[LANDO MUMBLING]

Mister Lando,
you have to leave for now.

But don't worry.

I'll keep helping you.

W-Will you b-be fine, ma'am?

Don't worry about me.

I can take care of myself.

I'll come visit you.

Take care of yourself, okay?

Wait for me.

It's you who should
be careful, ma'am.

Y-You should be careful.

That house is full
of monsters.

Full of monsters.

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

[CHERRY] Auntie.

[EBS] Oh, hello!

Come here, dear.

Have a seat.

[EBS CHUCKLES]

What's this?

Here, dear.

Have some coffee.

- [CHERRY SIGHS]
- [EBS GRUNTS]

Thank you, Auntie.

You must be having problems.

You only remember to drop by

whenever you're having
problems at the mansion.

[SIGHS DEEPLY]

[CLEARS THROAT]
I just needed to breathe,

or else I'd go crazy because
of my situation right now.

Why? What's going on?

I've been searching
for answers to my questions.

But the thing is,

our family is in shambles
right now.

- [EBS SIGHS]
- All we ever do is fight.

[GLOOMY MUSIC PLAYING]

Cherry Red…

Is this about Panyong?

Dear.

Sometimes, you have to decide
what's more important to you.

Is it having your questions
answered, or is it your family?

Now, if you want to restore
peace in your family,

you have a lot of
forgiving to do.

There's also a lot of things
you need to let slide.

[SNIFFLES]

Tsk. Shh.

Oh!

This looks delicious. [CHUCKLES]

Here.

[PLASTIC BAG RUSTLING]

[EBS CHUCKLES]

Let's share?

Come in, Paco. Come in.

I'm here to pick up Cherry.

Goodness.

The two of you need to talk.

You can't keep
crawling back here

each time you fight.

[SIGHS]

Talk to him.

Do you want coffee?

I want you to come home.

You can't always have
what you want, Paco.

I know that, love.

[SIGHS]

It's just that…

there are so many things
happening in my life right now.

In our lives.

But, love…

I can deal with them better
with you by my side.

With us facing them together.

Without you beside me,

I can't do anything.

["AKIN KA NA LANG"
INSTRUMENTAL PLAYING]

I am sorry.

Please.

Come home with me.

Let's go home.

["AKIN KA NA LANG"
INSTRUMENTAL CONTINUES]

Sir.

Sir Paco, the bank
called again.

- Do you want to--
- I'll call them back.

Uh, sir, it was the
fifth time they called--

I said I'll call them back!

[LOUD THUD]

[CHERRY] Love.

Thank you.

Have you decided on
who to lay off?

- I'm still thinking about it.
- Tsk.

Paco, the clock is ticking.

Dismissing a few employees
will help us save the company.

For now.

Is there anything else
we can do

aside from getting rid of
employees and finding investors?

How else can we solve this?

Look for connections

so we can influence
those in power

and have control over the port.

That's an idea,
and a very good one.

That will solve our problem.

But that's impossible.

Unless…

you're the governor
or the mayor.

[PENSIVE MUSIC PLAYING]

Are you wearing Papa's watch?

It still works?

Where'd you get that?

From Papa's drawer.

Okay, but why
are you wearing it?

He left it for me.

"For Paco"

Anyway, I called you here
because I have something to say.

I will run for mayor.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Mayor?

Shouldn't you start off
with a lower position?

Wait, where did you get
this idea?

"Mayor Paco."

It suits you.

But, Paco, what made you
suddenly want to do this?

I want to help others.

And if I win, I'll be able to
reach out to more people.

But you don't have to be
a mayor to do that.

The world of politics
is chaotic, Paco.

But this is what
our family needs.

This will help the ranch
recover from its losses.

Wait, is this about Good Food
and the issue with the port?

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

What about Good Food?

This is the only way to resolve
all of our problems.

We have no other choice.

Really? How will this
help the ranch?

Cherry, if Paco wins, all of
your problems will be solved.

Having power and influence
will greatly benefit you.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

I have many plans for
Rancho Cuatro.

And it'll be easier to
fulfill them once I'm mayor.

We could help fulfill
many dreams.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

But for you
to be able to do that,

you're going to
play dirty, right?

- A corrupt official!
- That's not what I said!

Then what?!

Papa also wanted this for me!

He wanted me to
run for office back then.

That's what he told
the governor.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

This is what Papa wanted.

My decision is final.

And I do not need
your permission.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

But I hope…

…you will all support me.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

This is for us.

For our family.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

The world of politics
is dirty.

You'll be fine if you have
no dark secrets.

But if you do, it will
come back to bite you.

- Love?
- Love.

You look like
you've seen a ghost.

White, huh? It looks clean.

It represents a
clean slate. Right?

Mister Lando?

Is it true that
you know something

about the corpse that
was thrown into the sea?

Yes.

Right here.

T-They dumped his body
over there.

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

Mister Lando!

Mister Lando! Help!

Somebody help!

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CONTINUES]