A Family Affair (2022): Season 1, Episode 23 - Episode #1.23 - full transcript

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["AKIN KA NA LANG"
BY GIGI DE LANA PLAYING]

[BAR MUSIC PLAYING]

Are you really
trying to get drunk?

What's wrong?

[SIGHS] I'm frustrated.

Why?

[INHALES DEEPLY, SIGHS]

I just feel so helpless, Tori.

[BAR MUSIC CONTINUES]

[DREW BREATHES LOUDLY]

[DREW] Sometimes, I feel like…



…this is my karma.

The whole world
is conspiring against me

because of the things
I did in the past.

[BAR MUSIC CONTINUES]

What did you do?

If I told you,

you might stop liking me.

[SIGHS DEEPLY]

You'll avoid me.

Yeah. Never mind.

[BAR MUSIC CONTINUES]

[EXHALES LOUDLY]

[SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING]

But I still feel happy…



…whenever I'm with you.

[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

[DREW BREATHES LOUDLY]

[SIGHS]

You know what?

You don't have
to tell me the truth.

Because I already
know everything.

You're a murderer.

You never did anything right.

Same goes for your family.

[INHALES DEEPLY]

But… [SIGHS]

when I got to know you,

I realized that…

…we're the same.

We both just want a good life

and to start over again.

[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

And I didn't realize that…

I was slowly…

…falling for you.

I'm the one
who should be afraid, Drew.

[SIGHS]

Because once
you find out the truth…

[SIGHS]

[SNIFFLES]

…you'll leave me.

[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

Cherry.

- Hey.
- I don't get it.

I used to have
lots of bodyguards.

Well, I talked to Paco about it.

I told him
you don't feel comfortable

having lots
of bodyguards around.

And I offered
to look after you myself.

Really?

And he's fine with it?

Why wouldn't he be?

Paco knows that no matter what,

I won't let anything bad
happen to you.

[CLICKS TONGUE, INHALES DEEPLY]

You're right. Besides,
we're campaigning for him.

So, he has nothing
to worry about.

So, shall we?

Yeah.

[MELLOW MUSIC PLAYING]

Paco Estrella for mayor.

Don't forget
to vote for Paco Estrella.

Paco Estrella for mayor.

Thank you.

Paco Estrella.

Paco Estrella for mayor.

Please vote for Paco Estrella
this coming election.

Sure. Thank you.

- Paco Estrella.
- [MOROSE MUSIC PLAYING]

- Hey!
- Ow!

Your husband is harassing
our internet cafe!

- Hey!
- That hurts!

Let go of her!
What's your problem?

Your brother made the cops
raid our internet cafe

for no reason!

We don't deserve
this kind of treatment

just because we're poor!

What are you talking about?

Rich people like you
will never understand.

We're working hard
to make ends meet,

but here you are,
harassing our business!

What evidence do you have
that Paco's behind it?

Those cops work
for the governor.

Isn't your brother
in the same party as him?

[MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

- [CHERRY] Love.
- [PACO] Yes?

[CHERRY]
Is someone harassing you?

Oh, don't worry about it.
It's part of politics.

I think I can help you
with that.

[MAN] Isn't your brother

in the same party
as the governor?

You know, you should be careful
with your accusations.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

Let's go.

Cherry. Did he hurt you?

I heard Paco
telling the governor

that someone
is blackmailing him.

Do you know about it?

No. Paco didn't
tell me anything.

He didn't tell me anything
about it either.

If you find out anything,
please let me know.

Yeah, of course.

But if anything comes up,

I'm sure Paco would inform you
first before anyone else.

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

So, where do we go next?

We got footage from the time
and day the email was sent.

[INVESTIGATOR] As you can see,

there were only a few customers
at the time.

- Mm…
- Based on the login server,

this was the exact computer used
for sending the email.

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

Is that a guy or a girl?

It's hard to tell.

The other customers didn't
even notice this person.

Keep monitoring the place.

That person might return there.

We will do our best, sir.

Oh…

- So that's why.
- [WHISPERING] Mama Erl!

[SHUSHES]

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

No wonder you're taking so long.

You've become close
with that man!

Mama Erl, keep it down.
Drew might wake up.

Get yourself together!
You're too slow!

I'm trying to find a way.

Let me just remind you,
Victoria.

He's a criminal!

He killed the person
whose body your dad disposed of.

He's also the reason your dad's
incapacitated right now!

Be careful around him!

Be careful around the Estrellas!

You don't know them well!

Yes, Mama Erl.

You should leave now
in case Drew wakes up.

If he sees you,
our plan will be ruined.

Fine. Be careful!

And don't fall for him.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[DREW] 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!

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

So, you can't go away.

Just stay
by my side always, okay?

I sent someone to keep a lookout
in and around the internet cafe.

If you receive
a suspicious email,

let me know right away
so I can alert them.

Thank you, Governor.

We're in the same
political party,

so we're supposed to
help each other.

You know, I think this is
a mere ploy by the mayor

to ruin your campaign.

Maybe.

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

[AREVALO LAUGHS]

Was it a serious threat?
You look anxious.

What did the email say?

They were claiming
to know what Papa did

when he was still alive.

[CLICKS TONGUE]

You have to tell me
your family's secrets, Paco.

We all have skeletons
in our closets.

Not my family.

And yet here we are.

[UNSETTLING MUSIC CONTINUES]

If this thing they are
blackmailing you with gets out,

will it ruin your campaign?

[UNSETTLING MUSIC CONTINUES]

Don't worry, Paco.

Once I find out
who the culprit is,

I'll have them killed.

Governor…

[LAUGHS]

My idol in politics once said,

"Perception is real.
The truth is not."

[AREVALO] When you're hiding
a dark secret,

you're supposed to keep it
from everyone else.

It's important to not
let the public know about it.

If it gets out
one way or another,

deny, deny, deny.

Whatever happens,
never admit anything.

Instead, convince everyone
that you're innocent…

…even if your hands are
stained with blood.

[DARK MUSIC PLAYING]

So, relax, Paco.

Eventually, you'll get used
to the world of politics.

[LAUGHS]

[DARK MUSIC CONTINUES]

[EBS CHUCKLES]

- Oh.
- Come on in.

- I'm glad you dropped by.
- Hello, Auntie Ebs.

I thought you'll be
campaigning all day.

I told Dave that
we can have lunch here.

You should've at least
told me you were coming.

[CHUCKLING]

Auntie, I enjoyed the food
you cooked for us before.

I really missed it.

Oh, quit flattering me.

- Why don't you take a seat?
- All right. [CHUCKLES]

- You can sit over there.
- Dear, help me in the kitchen.

Cherry.

Auntie…

[SIGHS] I'm so confused.

I don't know
what's going on, but…

…something doesn't feel right.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[SIGHS]

Your pulse rate's normal.

You're not pregnant.

So, what's bothering you?

I can't explain it, Auntie.

[SIGHS LOUDLY]

You see…

- Everything seems fine.
- Okay.

I have regained Paco's trust,

and he also learned
to trust Dave.

But I feel like there's
something wrong,

and I can't pinpoint what it is.

[SIGHS]

I even consulted a psychiatrist.

What?

What do you need
a psychiatrist for?

[HUFFS] Cherry…

Sometimes, I feel like
I'm going insane.

But, Auntie,
I know I'm completely fine.

[SIGHS]

Earlier, I met a man
who was furious with Paco.

He said Paco's harassing
their internet cafe.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[DAVE] Paco, you have some
explaining to do with Cherry.

She found out about
the internet cafe.

[INHALES DEEPLY] Cherry, dear.

I think Paco's enemies
in politics were behind that.

So, just calm down.

The campaign period
will be over soon, all right?

[CHUCKLES] Come on.

Let's set the table.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Thank you.

[SIGHS]

Love.

Paco, were you behind
the incident

at the internet cafe?

Why?

Earlier, during the campaign,
an angry man confronted me.

He said you had their
small internet cafe raided.

Love, don't add that
to your worries, okay?

Just answer the question.

Love, I have no authority
to have any place raided.

It was the Governor!

And he did it because…

…that place is a drug den.

No.

You and the Governor
were discussing something else

regarding that internet cafe.

What?

I heard you talking.

Love, you must have misheard us.

That's impossible. I know--

Love, are we really going
to fight over this?

Please, enough.

Enough.

[GLOOMY MUSIC PLAYING]

Please.

Why do I feel like…

…you've changed ever since
you entered politics?

I haven't changed.

I'm still me.

[SCOFFS]

No, you're not.

I can see it.

I can feel it.

You don't open up to me
as much as before.

It's like you're
hiding something.

It's like we're no longer
honest with each other.

I hope you won't let
politics corrupt you.

Please don't change, Paco.

If only you knew.

Knew what?

If only you knew
how busy I am, love.

But, I promise,

once the campaign
period is over,

I'll make it up to you, okay?
[SNIFFLES]

I promise.

Okay?

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC PLAYING]

[SOBS]

Don't you want a selfie with me?

You know what?
You look familiar.

Aren't you friends with Cherry?

- She's my best friend.
- Best friend?

Why don't I know you?

[MAN] With a lot of women
you know,

I don't think
you'll remember everyone.

Hey, hey, hey.

- You're silly.
- [LAUGHTER]

I have to go.

- It's too early. Hey.
- I'm going home.

Hey, where are you going?

- We still have a second set.
- I really have to go.

Be careful. All right then.

Seb is still good at basketball.

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

- Hey, that's Seb.
- Hi, Seb.

Seb, you're so handsome!

So, what now? Let's go?

What's all this fuss about?

Come on, let me help you.

Sir, what are you--

Don't be stubborn,
I'm just trying to help you.

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

Thank you.

How do you…

- Where will I put this?
- Over there.

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

- Is there anything else?
- Yes.

- Thank you.
- You'll close early.

Thank you.

[THUNDER RUMBLING]

- Let's go before it rains.
- Let's go.

You kept giving me
the wrong change.

- My house is far from here.
- I'm sorry.

I kept on going back.
Why don't you close your store?

- I'm sorry.
- I hate this.

Colleen, what happened?

Why aren't you replying
to my messages?

[SOBBING] Uh… Huh?

Why aren't you replying
to my messages?

I'm preparing to leave soon.

What?

Where are you going?

Seb…

- Seb…
- What is it?

I'm pregnant.

I don't know how to tell this
to my parents.

That's why I want to leave soon.

I already found a job in Manila.

I won't force you to take
responsibility of this child.

Why?

Are you gonna
take responsibility for it?

Why not?

Because you're Seb Estrella.

And me? Who am I?

I'm not delusional.

I know my place.

So you can leave.

What? You're confusing me.

- Come on.
- Where are we going?

I'll introduce you to my father.

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC PLAYING]

There they are.

[GLASSES TINKLING]

[LAUGHTER, CHEERING]

[APPLAUDING]

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

[WOMAN] Colleen?

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

Colleen?

Hi!

I brought baked lasagna for you.

What are you doing here?

Visiting you.

And I want to be friends
with your wife

so you won't have
to worry too much.

Are you insane?

Get out of here!

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

- Florabelle?
- Colleen! Hi!

I brought baked lasagna for you.

I made it.

Thank you.

What's the occasion?

Oh, nothing.

I just wanted to brief you

on the next steps
for the campaign.

You're involved too, right?

So, we might as well
just hold the meeting here.

It's a little toxic
back at headquarters.

I see.

You want to bring this
to the kitchen?

Okay. Thank you.

You're welcome.

[UNSETTLING MUSIC CONTINUES]

W-What the hell?

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

Can you stop it?

I've missed you.

[UNSETTLING MUSIC CONTINUES]

[ERLINDA] You idiot!

How will you get an answer
if you don't follow it up?

Mama Erl,
what you want me to say?

"Hi, I'd like to follow up
on the bribe money"?

You are such a smart aleck!

You should be calling them
and trying a different approach

instead of just e-mailing them

and waiting around
for them to answer!

We shouldn't even be doing this
in the first place!

Come here! Look at your father!

He'll be bedridden for life
because of that family's crimes!

He obeyed their order
to dispose of Panyong's body,

but what happened?

He's the one who got punished!

It's a miracle he even survived!

We are suffering right now
because of them,

while those brothers
are wallowing in luxury!

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Wake up, Tori!

[SOBBING]

- [SOBBING CONTINUES]
- [TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[PHONE BUZZING]

Hello?

[WOMAN] Paco Estrella.

Who's this?

I just want to remind you

that we know about
your family's dark secrets.

I don't know what
you're talking about.

[CHUCKLING]

I'm sure you do.

For 20 million pesos,
I will keep quiet.

I don't know who you are,
but my family is innocent.

You won't get a single
centavo from me.

[ERLINDA CACKLES]

All right.
Have it your way, Paco.

If you don't pay up,

something will happen to Cherry.

What did you say?

I'm warning you,
don't you dare touch Cherry.

[CACKLING]

Whoever you are, if I find you,
I swear, I will kill you.

You hear me?

- [CHUCKLING]
- I'll kill you!

[DARK MUSIC PLAYING]

- [BUSY TONE]
- Hello?

Hello?

[DARK MUSIC CONTINUES]

[PANICKED BREATHING]

Thank you.
Paco Estrella for mayor.

- Vote for Paco Estrella.
- Thank you, ma'am.

- [PHONE BUZZING]
- You can count on us.

[DAVE] Thank you. Here,
maybe you can give this to…

Love?

Hello? Love?

Uh, love, can you come home
right now?

Why?

J-Just do it, love.

Please listen to me
and come home.

Paco, what's going on?

I'm campaigning here.
There's so many people.

Love, for once,

please, just listen to me
and come home.

We're almost done, anyway.

[SIGHS] And why are you
being paranoid again?

Why are you so stubborn?

Love, Cherry,

I'm telling you
to come home right now!

Why are you controlling
my every move?

You're suffocating me, Paco.

Cherry, can you give
the phone to Dave?

Now, please.

- Thank you. Tell your friends.
- Dave.

It's Paco.

- Why?
- He wants to talk to you.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Paco.

Dave, bring Cherry home
right now.

The person blackmailing us
called me

and threatened to hurt Cherry.
Bring her home, now.

What?

Please, just do it.

She's in danger.

[EXHALES SHAKILY]
Okay, we're going home.

Cherry?

[CUTLERY CLINKING]

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

As you know,
during these campaigns,

people want to see how faithful
a candidate's wife is.

It doesn't matter that he is
a cheater, is into vices,

or has a potty mouth.

What matters more
is that his wife's a great cook

and that she's a homemaker.

I didn't know political imaging
was that backward.

[FLORABELLE] It is what it is.
We have to perform

to match the ideals
of the voters we're courting.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[COLLEEN] Hold on.

What happened here?
It looks painful.

[CHUCKLES] Oh, it's nothing.

Do you have a boyfriend?

[CHUCKLES]

Yeah. Um, I have a partner.

He didn't do that to you,
did he?

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

Cherry?

Cherry! [PANTING]

Hey. [INHALES SHARPLY]
Have you seen Cherry?

- Wasn't she with you, sir?
- [PANTS]

Look for her.
We need to find her ASAP.

- Okay?
- Okay. Let's go.

- [TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]
- [PANTING]

[PHONE BUZZING]

Paco.

Dave, where are you?
Are you on your way home?

[PANTS] I can't find Cherry.

What?

I'm looking for her now.

Please find Cherry.
Her life is in danger.

Dave, you need to find her.

I know. I'm on it.

- [TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]
- [PANTING]

[NEIGHS]

Sir?

You're quitting your job?

[SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING]

Why? Aren't you happy anymore?

Aren't you paid enough?
I'll give you a raise.

It's not that. [SOBS]

What then?

It's wrong for me to stay here.

[SOBBING]

But you make me happy.

You make me happy too, but…

[SOBS, SNIFFLES]

- [SMOOCHES]
- [SNIFFLES]

[SOBBING]

[SCOFFS] Of course not.
I'm an empowered woman.

Do you think
I'd let anyone hurt me?

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Sorry. [CHUCKLES]
I was just concerned.

Enough chitchat. Let's just eat.

Want some?

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

You're suffocating me, Paco.

You're controlling
my every move.

It's so exhausting.

I can't take it anymore!

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[INHALES SHARPLY]
So, how did you get that bruise?

I told you, it's nothing.
I'm just clumsy at times.

Is your partner hurting you?

Are you concerned?

I just want to know.

Ooh… You are concerned.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

All this concern is making me
so hot right now.

Look. Just tell me
if he's hurting you.

I already said no, didn't I?

I should just leave.

I'll go say goodbye
to my best friend Colleen.

Your wife, I mean.

Colleen?

[SEXY MUSIC PLAYING]

[SEXY MUSIC CONTINUES]

[SEXY MUSIC CONTINUES]

[DAVE PANTING] Cherry Red!

Cherry!

[ENGINE REVVING]

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[TIRES SCREECH]

Come here! Get in the car!

- No!
- Hurry!

- Dave! Dave!
- Hurry!

- [DAVE] Cherry!
- Let's go!

Let me out!

- Ow!
- Cherry!

- Hey!
- Let's go!

- Wh--
- [DAVE GRUNTS]

- [MAN 1 GRUNTS]
- Let me out!

-Dave!
- [DAVE GRUNTS]

-Dave!
- [GRUNTS]

- [GRUNTING]
- [GROANING]

[MAN 2] Take that!

[GRUNTS] Take this!

- [GROANS]
- Dave!

- Dave!
- [MAN 1] Let's go!

- [GROANS, PANTS]
- Step on it!

[GRUNTS]

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

Dave! [SOBS]

[MAN 2] Let's go! Hurry!

- Step on it!
- [CHERRY] Let me go!

Dave! Dave!

[CRYING]

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

[PACO] Dave and Cherry
were abducted.

You have to remember!

- Paco, just relax.
- Relax?

Seb, how can I relax?
My wife's been kidnapped.

Our brother's been kidnapped!

Oh, my god! Ouch.

- [COLLEEN] Becca.
- This is not good for my baby.

[DAVE] Don't worry,
Paco will save us.

He'll find a way.

I can't wait that long.

- But there's nothing else--
- What should I wait for?

Their call?

Prepare 50 million pesos.

50 million?

[DAVE VOICE BREAKING] If not…
We'll tell Cherry…

…that Drew was the one
who killed Mister Panyong.

What do you mean, Drew?

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[GASPING]

Dave.

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]