A Family Affair (2022): Season 1, Episode 28 - Episode #1.28 - full transcript

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Paco.

Tell me. What happened?

Why does it seem like you're arguing?

She read the letter.

What?

What?

[DREW] Paco?

How's Cherry?

Is she okay?

Thank you for letting us
use this room.

Anything for you, Mayor.
You have our full support.



Thank you.

- [EXHALES LOUDLY]
- [DOOR CLOSES, LOCK CLICKS]

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

How did Cherry even
fall down the stairs?

Cherry read the letter.

[DREW BREATHING HEAVILY]

What did I tell you?

Wait, what letter?

How did she take it?

Obviously, she's mad at us,
especially at Papa.

What letter
are you talking about?

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

- What did you tell her?
- Nothing!



What goddamned letter
are you talking about?

It's a letter Mama wrote
to Mister Panyong.

Why would Mama write
to Cherry's dad?

To confess…

that Papa was behind

the death of my wife's mother.

What?

- [PANICKED BREATHING]
- [TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

Y-You all knew about this?

[INHALES DEEPLY]

W-What… [COUGHS]

What else does she know?

Does she know about "that"?

She doesn't know anything
about what you did.

- [BREATHING HEAVILY]
- [TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

What did Drew do?

- What did Drew do?
- He…

…was the one who
killed Mister Panyong.

[INHALES DEEPLY, EXHALES LOUDLY]

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

You monster!

Seb! Seb! Seb!

Seb, that's enough!

Wait! Calm down!

Calm down!

- Calm down!
- [PANTING]

He deserves to be sent to jail!

Then do it so you can get rid of
your disgraceful brother!

No one's going to jail, okay?

But, Dave, that's what
we have to do!

That's the right thing to do!
Give Cherry justice!

[DAVE] For what?

For everything we have left
to be ruined?

[MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

Our name?

Our company?

Our reputation? Our family?

Don't be so dramatic.

Justice.

We're talking about
justice here!

Justice means letting
everybody in General Luna know

that the Estrellas
are murderers.

Do you think other
companies and investors

will want to continue
working with us?

No. [BREATHES HEAVILY]

Do you think Paco becoming
mayor will save us?

Seb, all of us will be ruined.

[MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

We might even get
kicked out of General Luna.

I don't care!

So what if everything
gets ruined?

The point is

that Papa committed a crime.
[BREATHING HEAVILY]

And so did that monster!

You can say that because
you have nothing to lose!

Not your freedom!
Not your future!

You should've thought of that
before you killed someone!

Stop it!

Let's just tell Cherry…

- [BREATHING HEAVILY]
- [MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

…that the letter is fake.

But why would anyone
write a fake letter?

Why?

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[VOICE SHAKING]
If we admit to Cherry….

that what's written
in the letter is true,

we will all lose her.

[VOICE BREAKS] I will lose her.

But Cherry will understand.

We aren't responsible for
our father's wrongdoings.

If you tell her now,
she might forgive you!

Bro, we kept this from her.

[BREATHES DEEPLY]

Me, her very own husband,
kept this from her.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

That makes me an accomplice
to Papa's crimes!

It's not just you, Paco.

We're all accomplices.

All three of us
who kept this from her.

Why didn't you just tell her?

If it was that easy,
I would've already done it!

What's so hard about
telling the truth?

How self-righteous of you.

As if it's so easy for you
to admit your mistakes!

Go ahead!

Keep shouting so the whole
hospital knows

all our family's secrets!

We shouldn't act like this!
We shouldn't be fighting!

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

What we have to do
is work together!

[INHALES DEEPLY]
Look, we need to decide

on what we're
going to tell Cherry

once she wakes up.

Wow.

Unity in lying.

You're a genius!

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

I don't know… [INHALES DEEPLY]

Oh my god. I don't know how
we've reached this point.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[INHALES DEEPLY]

All I know

is that I cannot lose my wife.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

You hear that?

I cannot lose my wife!

I love Cherry.

I don't want to hurt her.

But most importantly,
I don't want to lose her.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

You really are Papa's sons.

Treachery runs in your blood!

Where do you think
you're you going?

I don't want to be
a part of this.

No one's leaving.

Not until we make a decision.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

Where are the others?

The brothers are
having a meeting.

Do you know what happened?

Colleen, I'm not stupid.

Cherry fell down the stairs.

That's not what I mean.

Did Cherry and Paco fight?

That one I did not see.

Didn't you notice
anything unusual about them?

You were there before
it happened, right?

And so?

Colleen, I don't meddle
in their affairs.

And for all we know, she's just
stirring up drama again.

Cherry wouldn't do that.

[SCOFFS]

She did it during the campaign.

She's such an attention seeker.

That's not true.

She was kidnapped.
Get your facts straight.

Yeah, whatever. [CHUCKLES]

Excuse me, ma'am.

[BECCA] Ow!

What's wrong?

What happened?

It's the baby.

I am carrying the first child

of the next generation
of Estrellas.

My baby and I shouldn't be
under this much stress.

So, please, Colleen.
Don't leave me right now.

Why don't you just tell
Cherry what's in that letter?

Papa's gone anyway.
It won't do him any harm.

No, Seb.

It will ruin his name,

and his legacy.

Doing that will only make
Cherry despise Papa.

[MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

She treated him
like her own father.

It'll be very painful for her.

Look, either way,

there will be
serious consequences.

It will only get worse
if you drag this on.

Right?

Just say you were too shocked

to tell her the truth
right away!

Damn it!

I can't believe
this is happening.

[BREATH QUIVERING]

Seb…

I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry for what I've done.

I'm really sorry. [SOBBING]

- Drew.
- I'm a bad person.

- Stop it. Calm down.
- Sorry. [SNIFFLES]

- Drew.
- Stop it.

Please forgive me, Seb!
I didn't mean it!

God knows it was an accident.

I wasn't in my right mind.

Of course, you weren't,
because you're a drug addict!

- Seb, that's enough!
- You bastard!

Enough!

I'm trying my best to change.

- [GLOOMY MUSIC PLAYING]
- [DREW BREATHES SHAKILY]

I regret everything I did.

I just want to move on
from my past.

You don't get to decide that.

You can only move on

once justice has been
served for the victim!

You think I don't know that?

Isn't this punishment enough?

My conscience
is eating me alive.

And every single day,
I feel scared for my life.

No!

Quit it!

Stop fighting. Please.

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

What if…

[EXHALES LOUDLY]

[INHALES SHARPLY]

What if I deny everything
to Cherry?

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

You'll tell her that
Mama's statement was a lie?

No. [INHALES DEEPLY]

We'll deny the existence
of that letter.

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

All of us will.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

Cherry has been through
so much pain.

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

[VOICE BREAKS] Don't you realize
how much it will hurt her…

…if she finds out our family's
behind her parents' deaths?

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC PLAYING]

Yes, she deserves
to know the truth.

I desperately want her
to achieve justice.

But at what expense?

All of her memories of Papa…

and of us…

…will be ruined.

It will all be replaced
by hatred.

Her world will crumble down,
and she doesn't deserve that.

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

She doesn't deserve any of this.

I've been trying to
contact Paco for hours.

They're at the hospital
conference room

having a family meeting.

A family meeting? About what?

Gov, I'm not allowed in there,
so I don't know either.

[INHALES SHARPLY]

Well, we have to release
a statement to the public.

They're all wondering
why there has been a delay

in their new mayor's
inauguration.

Where's that conference room?
I'll talk to them myself.

Gov, I'm sorry,

but we must respect
their privacy.

Well, we have to tell
the public something.

There's no room for speculation.

Let's wait for them
to finish their meeting.

Family matters
are more important.

[FLORABELLE] Colleen's right.

Family should always
come first, Gov.

We have to respect that.

[PENSIVE MUSIC PLAYING]

[GLOOMY MUSIC PLAYING]

[SNIFFLING, BREATH QUIVERING]

So what are we going to do?

We will gaslight Cherry?

"Gaslight"? What do you mean?

We will make her believe

that what she saw wasn't real.

That there's no letter.

[GRIM MUSIC PLAYING]

This is the right thing to do.

[EXHALES SHAKILY, SNIFFLES]

[GRIM MUSIC CONTINUES]

We will deny the existence
of the letter…

[GLOOMY MUSIC PLAYING]

until she starts doubting
that she really read it…

[SEB SIGHS]

…and she finally believes
that the letter never existed.

Are you serious?

[PACO BREATHING HEAVILY]

[GLOOMY MUSIC CONTINUES]

[WHISPERS] You're right.

You're right.

[SNIFFLES]

It's the only…
[INHALES DEEPLY]

It's the only way.
[INHALES DEEPLY]

It's the only thing we can do.

[GLOOMY MUSIC CONTINUES]

We're despicable.

Seb…

Sometimes, the end
justifies the means.

Look, for this to work…

we need to stick together.

We need to get
our stories straight.

[GLOOMY MUSIC CONTINUES]

Do you understand?

We have to do this.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

It must be done.
It's the right thing to do.

[INHALES SHARPLY]

It's the right thing to do.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

Cherry is not dumb
to believe this plan.

Paco, I know.

But she has no evidence
except the letter.

We just have to be deny it.

And one day…

she will believe

that maybe what she read
is not true.

I don't know.

We're despicable.

We're unbelievable.

How can we do this to Cherry?

She didn't do anything else…

She only has love for all of us.

How can we do this to her?

Paco…

Look,

This is us loving her back.

Isn't it the reason
why you run for mayor?

So that when this day comes…

you can protect our family.

You can protect Cherry.

Precisely because you love her.

You spent hours in that room,

and you're telling me

that you only talked
about Cherry's accident?

What else would we talk about?

The details about
what happened to her!

Did she fall on her own
or did somebody push her?

Was it Paco?

Where the hell
did that come from?

They didn't fight, Colleen.
It was an accident!

I don't believe you.

You're keeping secrets again.

[BREATHES DEEPLY]

I'm not hiding anything.

Just admit it!

There is nothing
for me to admit!

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

You saw Cherry, right?

We don't even know
when she'll wake up!

Please, stop breathing
down my neck.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[THUDS]

[EXHALES DEEPLY]

- [SIGHS EXASPERATEDLY]
- [PHONE BUZZES]

"I miss you."

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[PHONE BUZZING]

- [GRUNTS, HUFFS]
- [PHONE THUDS]

I thought those two
already made up.

What did they fight about
this time?

Becca, they didn't fight.

Really? Then what happened?

Why did she fall?

We were both there, right?

Did you hear them fighting?

Exactly.

Then did Cherry fall down
the stairs on purpose?

Look, Cherry would
never do that.

Yeah, right.

You see, people
in a relationship

can be competitive
with each other sometimes.

I mean, she fell down the stairs

on the day of
Paco's inauguration.

It's too much of a coincidence.

Look.

What you're implying
is impossible.

I know Cherry.

You mean Miss Goody
Two Shoes Cherry

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

who fell down
the stairs on purpose?

You know, she should've just
been happy for her husband.

She should've been
supportive and proud

instead of being jealous.

Becca, don't talk
about Cherry like that.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

Are you also hormonal now?

Last time I checked,

I'm the one who's pregnant,
not you. [SCOFFS]

Babe…

Babe, I'm sorry.

All I want to say is,

I hope we can be supportive

and not competitive
towards each other.

Okay?

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[BIRDS CHIRPING]

[SIGHS] Well, Pa…

Pa…

I hope you're proud of me now.

I'm the mayor now.

Your son's a mayor now.

The business is doing well.

The Estrella name
is still spotless.

I did everything, Pa.

Everything…

Everything you wanted.

I did everything for you.

For the Estrella name.

[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

Even though it was difficult

to lie to my wife…

because she didn't deserve it.

Pa, it was wrong.

It was so wrong.

But I still did it…

for you.

[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

Because I am your son.

[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

[GROANS] Ow.

[SIGHS]

[SOFT MUSIC PLAYING]

Won't your husband come to
witness your child's ultrasound?

Oh! Dave's busy
with our resort, doc.

You know the Estrellas.
They're very business-minded.

Besides, we're not married yet.

It's just that fathers usually
accompany their wives

to witness their children's
first heartbeat.

I don't mind him
missing the ultrasound,

as long as he's present
when I give birth.

I don't think that's
necessary, anyway.

You know, women nowadays
are strong and independent.

Of course.

So, are you ready?

[ULTRASOUND MACHINE BEEPS]

[ULTRASOUND MACHINE BEEPS]

Uh…

Doc?

Is there a problem?

[DOCTOR] That's strange.

I can't detect anything.

Hold on.

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

What's happening
to my baby, doc?

Let me call
the technician, okay?

B-Because I can't…

Can't what?

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

The machine can't pick up
a heartbeat.

What?

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[CHERRY] Nanny Dagay?

[MOROSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[CUTLERY CLINKING]

Cherry?

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[SOFT MUSIC PLAYING]

Are you okay?

- Love--
- Stay back.

Love…

It's me, Paco. Your husband.

I know.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

I think…

…you need some more rest.
I'll take you back to our room.

I'm not going back there.

Where is the letter?

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

What do you mean
there's no heartbeat, doc?

It looks like you're
not pregnant, Becca.

What? [SCOFFS]

But the test was positive.

I saw it with my own eyes.

See this?

It looks like you have
an ovarian cyst.

And sometimes,
it causes a false positive.

But we need to
conduct more tests.

How about the morning sickness
and other symptoms, doc?

That's because you think
you're pregnant.

[SCOFFS] No!

You're wrong. That's not true!

I know what I saw!

It was positive, doc.

I'm pregnant.

I know I am.

[MOROSE MUSIC PLAYING]

What letter?

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Cherry?

Love, there's no letter.

You know what I'm talking about.

Cherry…

There is no letter.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

Love…

There's no letter, okay?

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

Stop this, Cherry. Please.

- [BREATHING HEAVILY]
- There is no letter.

I don't believe you!
Open this drawer!

- Cherry, listen to me.
- I said, open it!

- [MOROSE MUSIC PLAYING]
- [BOTH BREATHING HEAVILY]

I told you,
there's no letter, love.

Why won't you believe me?

Here, look.

There's nothing here, Cherry.
See? Nothing!

I know you hid it!
Give me that letter!

There is no letter, love!

I'm not keeping anything
from you, okay?

[BREATHES HEAVILY]
Don't take me for a fool, Paco!

I saw it with my own eyes!

You were only hallucinating.
Believe me.

- No! Give me that letter!
- Calm down, love.

I won't stop until
I find out the truth!

- [BREATHING HEAVILY]
- There is no letter.

[PACO] Love!

- Cherry!
- Cherry.

Get out of my way.

[DAVE] What's happening to you?

- Move!
- Calm down, Cherry.

- It's alright.
- Let me go!

- Cherry, wait!
- No!

Are you ganging up on me?

Of course not, Cherry.

We're just concerned about you.

Cherry, calm down. Please.

- [MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]
- [BREATHING HEAVILY]

Do you know anything about this?

Answer me!

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Give the letter, Paco!

- Love, there's no letter.
- Give the letter.

Love, that's enough.

Please call Cherry's doctor.

- Call Cherry's doctor.
- Give me the letter!

- Please, love.
- Give me the letter.

Give it to me.

Love, please stop this, okay?

You need to rest.

Please, please, please.

I'm going home.

I hope your conscience
lets you sleep at night.

Doctor, how's Cherry?

I sedated her.

We need to monitor her.

She's rambling about a letter.

Did you know
something about this?

It's also possible
that she's having delusion.

Mayor, you need to
talk to her now.

Bro!

Thank you.

Don't thank me just yet.

Because I don't know how long

I can keep doing this to Cherry.

And don't call me brother.

Because a murderer…

will never be my brother.

- The letter…
- Love.

Love, don't stand up.

- Love, please.
- Where's the letter?

Love, please, don't stand up.

Where's the letter?

Love, the doctor said…

you're experiencing
mental distress.

I'm not crazy, Paco.

I know. I know, love.

I'm not saying that.

And neither the doctor.

You just need to relax.

I know what I read.

What did you read?

Your father
had my parents killed.

Your father
had my mother killed.

The land…

The ranch…

You stole it from my parents.

- Love, that's not true.
- [SOBBING]

Love, that's not true.

[CRYING]

There's no letter, Love.

[SOBBING]

Please, love, stop it.

Please relax, you need to rest.

Please, love, you need to rest.

[PACO] Love, I am so sorry.

But we need to do this
for your sake.

We're doing this for you, love.

- Thank you.
- Mayor, how is your wife?

Uh, she is stable,

but she's been unconscious
for a few days now.

That's why we have decided to
make this inauguration short.

I need to go back to my wife.

Won't this affect
your performance as mayor?

Well, I can do both.

I can take care of my wife

and fulfill my duties
as the mayor.

So, it's not true that
you two have been fighting?

Of course not!

Of course not.

Who said that?
It's completely false.

- You haven't been fighting?
- No, we have not.

My wife and I are
happily married.

Thank you.

Paco, Cherry Red mentioned
something to me.

She said that your family
killed Panyong and Heidi.

But ever since
she was kidnapped,

she's been saying
a lot of weird things.

Are you saying
Cherry's lost her mind?

Your brother is now the mayor.

You're now powerful.

Take it.

They'd like to get married.

They'd like to get married? Who?

Us.

Since all of us are here,

let me ask you all directly,
Paco.

What do you know
about the secret

that your father kept from me?

Cherry, you're
ruining the moment.

What are you talking about?

The Estrellas killed my parents.