A Family Affair (2022): Season 1, Episode 21 - Episode #1.21 - full transcript

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[THEME MUSIC PLAYING]

Tori.

What are you doing?

[PHONE BUZZING]

[CLEARS THROAT]

Pa.

Have you started?

What?

Have you started seeking
revenge on the Estrellas?

I know that, Pa.
Let's just relax.

Okay.



I'll hang up now, Pa.

Good morning.

This coming election, don't
forget Paco Estrella for mayor.

- You can count on us, mayor.
- Okay.

Paco Estrella, Sir.

Paco Estrella. Hello, ma'am.

Paco Estrella for mayor.

You're so handsome, mayor.

- I will vote for you.
- Thank you so much.

Paco Estrella for mayor.

Hello, ma'am. Hello, sir.

- Paco Estrella for mayor.
- [MAN 1] Hello.

Don't forget to vote for me
this election.

Why should we vote you?



You belong to a family
of criminals!

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Paco, is there a problem?

Ma'am.

What makes you say that?
What did they tell you?

You abused your staff
at the ranch, didn't you?

That's why they planned
to go on strike, right?

Your family is so greedy.

Well, that did happen
and I won't deny it.

But that problem
has long been solved.

[PHONE BUZZING]

"Love"

[BUZZING CONTINUES]

- [BUZZING STOPS]
- And that's because

I made sure
that our staff at Cuatro

received the right salary
and were happy with their jobs.

I, myself, did that.

I don't know what our enemies
have been telling you,

but I hope you'd still trust us.

This is the last time
you'll be hearing

something this awful
about us Estrellas.

Once again, vote
Paco Estrella for Mayor.

Take care.

[MAN 2] Yes, sir.

We'll go now.

[INHALES DEEPLY]

[GRUNTS]

[INHALES SHARPLY]

Where am I?

- [ROMANTIC MUSIC PLAYING]
- You're in heaven, sir.

- [CHUCKLES]
- [GRUNTS] You're crazy.

You know it's wrong
to mess with…

Someone who sleeps like a log?

I actually thought
you were in a coma.

I had planned on scaring you

by telling you
that we have a kid together.

But, you're up now. Too bad.

You talk too much.

What?

It's a beautiful day
to be happy!

So, come on. Get up!

Get dressed and eat!

Wait. [SCOFFS]

"Get dressed"?

Why?

Am I naked?

[CHUCKLES]

[ROMANTIC MUSIC CONTINUES]

[MUSIC FADES]

So, you like to tell jokes
that aren't funny?

Huh?

- It's not funny?
- [CHUCKLES]

I'm kidding!

I was just pulling your leg!

- [CHUCKLES]
- Oh, really?

Hey, quit it.

[GIGGLES] COME ON, LET'S EAT!

[SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING]

If rumors like that
have reached our constituents,

it only means one thing.

Someone's been spreading them.

Do you think my opponents
are behind this?

Either way, this needs
to be addressed.

You know how it is
here in the province.

It's still best for us to do
house-to-house campaigns.

That said, I think we need
to split up the team.

[SIGHS] Seb.

You need to help your brother.

Paco and I will handle
the main thoroughfares

while you campaign
in the small towns.

Yes, Governor.

[PACO INHALES SHARPLY]

Seb, you will be my
representative in those areas.

Do your job well.

Don't mess up.

Of course.

[DARK MUSIC PLAYING]

Excuse me. Good afternoon.

- Yeah?
- Paco Estrella for Mayor.

Here. Take a shot before
we vote your brother.

- Yeah!
- Drink up!

- Pour him a glass.
- Alright!

You're making him drink?

It's okay, ma'am. Thank you.

- Let's have a toast!
- Here!

Here! Have some snacks!

- [MAN 1] Yeah!
- Paco! Paco! Paco!

- [CHUCKLES]
- PACO! PACO! PACO!

- YOU'RE SUCH A CUTIE.
- [CHUCKLES]

Thank you so much.

Don't forget to vote
Paco Estrella, okay?

- Thank you. Take care.
- Alright.

Well, I'm off now.
Easy on the alcohol, okay?

- Bye!
- Thank you!

Thank you, sir!

Thank you!

That's a very good
campaign strategy.

You drank with them.

You're one with the people.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

- [MAN 2] Shot!
- Can you not?

There's a lot of people here.

As the person in charge

of the governor
and Mayor Paco's campaign,

I'm here to help you.

So, you need to do
everything I say.

Besides, your family
can't afford

another scandal now, right?

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[INHALES DEEPLY]

Just this once,
I'll do what you want.

But let's keep things
work-related, okay?

Of course, my love.

Let's go?

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

[GRUNTS]

Love.

I've been calling you.

They won't let me out
of the house,

and they refuse
to let Aunt Ebs in here!

Why, love?

Where were you going?

Seriously?

Paco, I have a job.

If you won't kick them out,
I'll throw a fit!

Love, we need them
for your protection.

For my protection?

[SCOFFS]

They're not protecting me, Paco!

They're keeping me
locked up in here!

Am I a cow at the ranch?

I just want to make sure
that you're safe.

That's all.

Mister Lando's gone, remember?

Who else would hurt me?

My political enemies.

Oh, for crying out loud!

You're a kind man, Paco!

Who on earth would hurt you?

Or me?

Okay.

Alright then.

Here's what will happen.

You can leave the house
and go anywhere you want.

But, they need to be with you.

- [EXHALES SHARPLY]
- Please, love.

Please say yes.

For the sake of my peace
of mind, say yes.

[PENSIVE MUSIC PLAYING]

- [BIRDS CHIRPING]
- [TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[COW MOOING]

[HORSE BLOWING]

[HORSE NEIGHS]

Ma'am, leave that to me.

I'll do it, Mister Allan.

Alright, ma'am.

[HORSE NEIGHS, BLOWS]

- Here, ma'am.
- Thank you.

[HORSE BLOWS]

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[TENSE MUSIC FADES]

[SOFT MUSIC PLAYS]

So, um… [CHUCKLES]

I guess we're
the only ones absent.

Not really.

Let's just call this…
field work.

[TORI CHUCKLES]

It's so hot.

I want ice cream.

I'll buy you one.

Really?

Wait here.

[SOFT MUSIC CONTINUES]

Is this spot taken?

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

Yeah. Sorry.

But I don't see anyone
else with you.

Do you mind?

You're stealing that spot.

My companion's just
buying ice cream.

Who are you?

So, you're with her?

[UNSETTLING MUSIC CONTINUES]

You've been talking to him?

He just asked to sit beside me.

Why are you talking to him?

[MAN]Dude, do you have
a problem with that?

Is she your girlfriend?

- No!
- [DREW] Yes.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

There.

Hey!

Stay still, or I'll kiss you

so you'll have lip balm
on your lips.

There.

What are you doing?

Why?

I'll get sweaty later anyway.

At least you'll still
smell good.

You're representing
your brother,

so you have to look
respectable, too.

Mmm.

You look and smell good.

Hey!

Will you stop it?

Someone might see us!

You're so cute.

[SEB SIGHS LOUDLY]

I'll just be at the next corner

in case you two break up.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

I'm sorry, okay?

I don't know that guy.

But you entertained him.

Because he was asking me.

Is that why you
vehemently said no

when he asked if we're together?

You know, you could've said yes.

Like how we first met.

At least my ego
would've been saved.

Sorry.

But we're not really together.

Can't we be together?

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Sir Drew… [CHUCKLES]

What are you saying?

We're okay like this, right?

We're okay with…

not being a couple…

…or not being together.

You know what I mean.

[TORI SIGHS]

[MOROSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[DAVE] Thank you.

[SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING]

[BECCA GAGS]

- Becca? What's wrong?
- [GAGS]

What's wrong?
Are you throwing up?

Do you need to go
to the hospital?

- [GAGS]
- Here, have some water.

- [GAGS]
- Drink up.

- [EXHALES]
- Are you okay?

[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

If you don't want to get
married, then let's not.

We can just do conscious
co-parenting instead.

That's a normal thing
nowadays, right?

And besides,

I know you still love Cherry.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYS]

That's why you don't want
to marry me.

That's not the reason, Becca.

Cherry has nothing
to do with it.

Will you please stop denying it?

Stop denying it, because
it only hurts me more.

When I decided to fight
for my love for you

after you admitted to me

that you still have
feelings for Cherry,

I told myself to be ready.

Because I knew it won't be easy.

And I'm telling you, Dave,
I'm telling you,

I'm in for the long haul.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

But for now,

I want to focus on my baby.

[TENSE MUSIC SWELLS]

[HORSE BLOWS]

[HORSE NEIGHING]

So, you really won't
leave me alone, huh?

You don't know your way
around this ranch.

I can easily lose you.

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

[GUARD] Ma'am!

[GUARD] Ma'am!

Ma'am, please don't try
to escape from us.

We're just doing our job.

We don't want Sir Paco
to fire us.

[PANTING]

Pa?

Pa!

What happened to you?
Why are you alone here?

Where's Mama?

[GRUNTS]

She… went out. [COUGHS]

Have you eaten?

I'll cook for you.

[SIGHS]

[SOFT MUSIC PLAYING]

[DREW] I have a crush on you.

[MAN] Is she your girlfriend?

- No!
- Yes!

[SOFT MUSIC CONTINUES]

Pa, we still have
ice cream left.

Do you want some?

That's not ice cream, dear.

That's tilapia.

[CHUCKLES]

Revise this based
on the new prices.

- Okay, sir.
- Here.

- Thank you.
- Okay.

[PHONE BUZZING]

Cherry.

Hello?

Yeah?

Can you get me out of here?

What?

Where are you?

I'm at the ranch.

I need to go somewhere.

[PANTS]

I can't escape
from my bodyguards.

Can you help me?

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Okay.

I'll deal with them.

I'm on my way.

[SIGHS] Thank you.

[SIGHS SHARPLY]

[EXHALES DEEPLY]

[ROCK MUSIC PLAYING
OVER SPEAKERS]

- Yeah!
- It's Drew!

- Whoo!
- Yeah!

[MAN 1] Drew is
in the house, bro!

- [MAN 2] Yeah!
- [MAN 3] Whoo!

- Give me five.
- What's up?

[MAN 4] How are you, bro?

Long time, no see.

[MAN 5] We thought
you were dead.

[CHUCKLES] Come on, bro.

Join us.

You came at a perfect time.
We have new stocks.

[MAN 4] Want some candy?

[PLASTIC RUSTLING]

Doc, what happened
to Mister Lando?

Regarding that, Mrs. Estrella,

I'd really like to apologize.

He escaped the hospital premises
and went to your house.

How are you?

I'm fine, Doc.

Doc, can you monitor
his condition

and keep me posted
about his progress?

We will, Mrs. Estrella.

I'll get going.

I have other consultations
to attend to.

Doc?

Yes?

Just in case,

can I also see you
for a consultation?

Of course.

What is it about, Mrs. Estrella?

Doc…

Is it normal…

that when things
get too overwhelming…

…I barely feel anything?

And the moment
I do feel something…

the emotions just
come rushing back.

I have a hard time
handling my emotions.

I feel too overwhelmed.

[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

I know my dad died long ago.

But…

[SOBS] It feels like
it was only yesterday.

[CHERRY] Pa!

[CRYING]

Pa!

Pa! Pa!

[SOBS] Pa!

[WAILING] Papa!

[SOBS] Pa!

[EBS] Panyong!

Panyong!

- No!
- [EBS WAILING]

- Panyong!
- Pa!

[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

[SOBS] The pain is still fresh.

[SOBBING]

I feel like a little girl
who lost her arms…

[SOBS] …and her legs.

I lost all hope.

[SOBS]

Because my father's gone.

[MELANCHOLIC MUSIC PLAYING]

[LANDO] Here.

- Dead.
- Someone's dead?

The letter came
from the dead person.

That dead person
was thrown there.

Is he that dead person?

- It's…
- [SOBBING]

Why, Cherry?

Did something happen?

Have you been facing
any problems recently?

Plenty of them.

[SOBBING]

I'm dealing with troubles
at the ranch…

I will call them.

Millennium Food told me
that they will give us up

if we can't settle
our delivery with them.

Is Paco's running for mayor
our only solution?

So we need to help each other
so that I can win the election.

So that we can win.

…and marital problems.

I woke up last night
without you by my side.

Uh, I couldn't sleep last night.

So I went out to get fresh air.

Mr. Lando, stop it.

Lando. Lando.

Miss Cherry, he's a thief.
He's a thief.

He stole my letter.

He went to my house.
He stole something in my house.

He stole my letter.

Is it true?

Love, I don't know
what he's saying.

I know you, Paco.

You're lying.

Get out!

Paco! Lando!

Love, why is he here?

I will kill you!
I will kill you!

[GRUNTS]

I'm also worried about people
who are like my own siblings.

How dare you, Seb.

You're such a liar.

I already caught you
yet you're still lying.

I'm not an idiot, ma'am.

I'm a woman.

What's your hunch?

I feel he's cheating on me.

[SOBBING]

I just don't know
who's the woman.

Paco's candidacy
even became an issue.

There are too many things
going on.

I needed to be strong.

To show that
I was holding up just fine.

[SOBS] That I wouldn't crumble.

But sometimes I don't think
I can't bear it all.

I want to give up.

[SOBBING, SNIFFLES]

- Cherry…
- [SNIFFLES]

It's good that you're
letting out these emotions.

It only means that
you acknowledge them.

I know it’s not easy for you
to tell it to me.

Or even admit it to yourself.

That's the first step
of helping yourself.

Now, I can't say
if that's depression.

But if you want…

we can set a schedule

for the coming months
for your consultation.

When there's sudden
life changes,

sometimes we get through
something like that.

Because we have
different way to process it.

But Cherry…

Don't lose hope that
everything will be better.

Because you can be happy again.

[SNIFFLING]

But how, Doc?

By helping yourself.

Do things that
will give you purpose,

happiness, and peace of mind.

Cherry, be brave
and strong enough

to get a hold of your emotions
and process them.

- LET YOURSELF FEEL THEM.
- [SNIFFLES, SOBBING]

That's the only way
to move forward.

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC PLAYING]

[SOBS]

[SOBBING, SNIFFLING]

Dave?

I thought you already left.

What are you still doing here?

After I helped you escape
your bodyguards,

did you really think
I'd leave you alone?

I mean, technically,
I kidnapped you.

But I have other places
to go to,

and I'm sure you're busy.

I don't want to bother you.

Cherry.

I can't just leave you here.

Hey.

Are you alright?

Your eyes look puffy.

Oh, it's nothing.
I just got something in my eye.

Really, huh?

So, it's a different excuse now.

It used to be cutting onions.

- Let's just go.
- [CHUCKLES]

Here. I got you coffee.

So, where are we going next?

You'll see.

Bro, don't you miss letting
yourself loose with all of us?

[INHALES DEEPLY, EXHALES DEEPLY]

I'm done with that.

I-I'll just leave.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

[DREW EXHALES DEEPLY]

[MAN 4] Seriously, bro?

You're just going
to turn your back on us?

We've always been here for you.

You know that, brother.

Come on, join us.

[ROCK MUSIC PLAYING
OVER SPEAKERS]

[CHERRY] Please give me strength

to overcome this challenge…

[SOFT MUSIC CONTINUES]

to ease the burden
I'm carrying…

…and to face everything
that's happening.

If not, then maybe…

You can just take away
all the pain I'm feeling.

[SOFT MUSIC CONTINUES]

Hello?

Uh, I kept calling you,
but you weren't picking up.

Where are you?

Why?

Let's go get something to eat.

Okay.

[SOFT MUSIC PLAYING]

Are you done?

Oh, I don't really pray anymore.

But I know that
you prayed for us.

That's good enough for me.

After all, you're close to Him.

I really hope
He hears my prayer.

Then you should've
shouted it out.

[CHUCKLES]

You're silly.

So, let's go?

Yeah. Let's go.

Let's go, before you melt
in the heat.

[BOTH CHUCKLE]

[MELLOW MUSIC CONTINUES]

Hi.

- I'm sorry--
- What's that--

- You go first.
- No, go ahead.

Well, I was just going
to ask what that is.

Balut.

A peace offering. Sorry.

[SCOFFS] For what?

For how I acted earlier.

Be more specific.

I told that jerk that
you're not my boyfriend.

I told him that
we're not a couple.

I don't want you to think that
you're not boyfriend material,

because you're okay.

Just okay?

Super okay!

Just super okay?

Super-duper okay!

That's great!

So, I can be your boyfriend?

[ROMANTIC MUSIC PLAYING]

Just kidding. It's fine.

I understand why
you're hesitating.

You've never been in
a serious relationship, right?

I just don't have time
for stuff like that.

All I want is to
provide for my dad.

To take care of him.

Right now, he's my priority.

But, I don't know.

I don't think I'll be able
to do what he wants.

Just do it.

I'll help you.

So that once we're done,

and we've given him
what he wants,

you can start
prioritizing yourself.

Then, maybe after 50 years,

you can finally focus on me.

[CHUCKLES]

Real smooth!

That hurt.

[LAUGHS]

Sorry!

Hey, don't act like
those rich boys on TV

who don't know how to eat balut.

That's lame.

I just don't want the duck.

Then from now on,
you can let me eat your duck.

- [CHUCKLES AWKWARDLY]
- That came out wrong!

You're naughty.

[BOTH LAUGHING]

I'll only eat balut
if I'm with you.

So, you can't go away.

Just stay by my side
always, okay?

[BRIGHT MUSIC PLAYING]

Mama Erl!

Ta-da!

Don't you "Mama Erl" me.
[CHUCKLES DRYLY]

Why are you only
coming home now?

And where's the money for
the electricity bill?

Jeez, Mama Erl,
lighten up, will you?

You haven't even noticed
my beautiful crown yet.

That crown won't put food
on the table.

Cash prize.

Mama Erl, don't make it
too obvious

that all you care about
is money.

- [HUFFS]
- Aah!

I'm just kidding. Here.

[ERLINDA] Mm.

How long has Papa been asleep?

He just started his nap
a little while ago.

But don't disturb him, okay?

Come here.

How's the revenge plan going?

Mama Erl, take it easy,

or your curls might
straighten up.

Stop fooling around!

These aren't curls;

I'm stressed out
from all our bills!

We don't even have money
for your father's medicines!

You're lucky you won
that pageant of yours.

You should be thankful
that I'm so pretty.

Don't worry, I'll join another
pageant in the neighboring town.

You don't have to keep
working so hard.

What you need to do is
make the Estrellas pay up!

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

The upcoming election is
the perfect opportunity.

They'll shell out
plenty of money.

And we need that money

so they can pay for what
they did to your father!

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[BREATHES HEAVILY]

Are you even listening?

Or are you deaf?

I'm not deaf, Mama!

Don't you shout at me!

Looks like you're the one
who's deaf, Mama.

- Oh, you!
- Ow!

You're lucky I let you
talk to me like that!

But, I'm serious.

Do what you need to do.

You weren't born rich.
You understand?

You have no other choice.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

[LAPTOP CHIMES]

"I know about your
family's secrets!

What you did to Mister Panyong,
the Magwayens,

and the crime that
you've been covering up."

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

Someone's blackmailing me.

Well, you'd better
get used to it.

I want to know
who's harassing me.

[CHERRY]
Someone is harassing you?

They won't find anything
they can use against you.

Unless there's something
I don't know about.

I will join you in the campaign.

What?

Why? I'm an Estrella, too.

- Oh.
- Let me help you.

[DAVE]
Do you have any idea who it is?

I have no idea.

[PACO]
What if they email cherry next?

What if they tell her
everything we've been hiding?

[DAVE] Focus first on your goal
to win the election.

I'll deal with Cherry.

I will make sure she doesn't
find out about our secret.