Fit Check: Confessions of an Ukay Queen (2023): Season 1, Episode 1 - Episode #1.1 - full transcript

Melanie's dream of becoming a fashion designer turns into ashes when her late father's thrift shop catches fire and forces her to rebuild her life from ground zero. She gains new hope through a job opening at SFX, an ambitious new...

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[THEME MUSIC PLAYING]

[VENDOR 1] Hey, Melanie!
We have lots of new arrivals!

[MELANIE] Hey, Miss Mercy.
You look beautiful today.

Buy from me, Melanie.
We have new arrivals!

[MELANIE] Next time. I'm buying
from Miss Nena today.

Thank you.

[NENA] That's a steal!
9,000 pesos?!

- [MELANIE] Hello!
- Oh! Hey, Melanie!

Your order is ready.

- Oh, really?
- Yeah. Here.

- You sure these are your best?
- Of course.



Jeric, please give Melanie
two sacks.

- Then, help her load them.
- [MELANIE] Oh!

- [NENA] Careful! Hey, miss!
- [MELANIE] Great! Thanks!

[MAN] Hey, Melanie!
You're here early!

[MELANIE] The early bird
catches the worm!

[THEME MUSIC CONTINUES]

[ENGINE STARTS]

[METAL STAND CLANKS]

[THEME MUSIC CONTINUES]

[BRIGHT MUSIC PLAYING]

[MOTORCYCLE ENGINE REVS]

[BRIGHT MUSIC CONTINUES]

- [VENDOR 2] Rags over here.
- Oh! Give me one bundle, miss.

Great. Is it all there?



- Did you give me extra?
- Of course.

- How much?
- Only 50 pesos.

-[MELANIE]Here. Keep the change.
- [HORN BLARING]

- Thank you!
- You're welcome.

[HORNS BLARING]

- Hold your horses!
- Get out of the way!

- I'm busy here.
- I'm running late! Move it!

The light's green!

[HORN BLARES]

[TIRES SCREECH]

[MUSIC FADES]

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

[ELEVATOR BELL DINGS]

Good morning, ma'am and sir.

- Good morning!
- Good morning!

[GEORGINA] Mmm...

All set?

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CONTINUES]

Good morning, Ma'am Georgina
and Sir Steve.

- Good morning.
- Good morning!

[MAN] Good morning, ma'am!

[BARBIE] Good morning, madam.

I want to see the portfolio
before the meeting.

Bring it to the office
in five minutes.

[BARBIE] Okay.

Oh! Hi, ma'am! Come in!

-We sell lots of pretty dresses!
- Welcome, ma'am.

[AYEISHA] We also have
polo shirts and jackets.

We've got it all!
Just take your pick!

Good morning!
Welcome to Ukay King!

What can I help you with, madam?

Having utilized our limited
edition releases this past year,

what I'm proposing now...

and I'd like to believe
you'll surely agree...

is for SFX to take it
a notch higher.

Jeans, hoodies, and shirts
have always been our staples.

But, our latest collection
will speak an unapologetic vibe.

[CLEARS THROAT] Wait.

This is kind of confusing.

Chris, what really
is your concept?

Well, we are rebranding SFX,

not just in quality,
but also in design.

We're taking premium
street fashion

to the masses
and to the youth

while, of course,
still maintaining

the style that made SFX
what it is.

You're in luck, madam.
We have loads of new releases,

and they're all original!

They're not repros,
and they're not overruns.

So you plan to go upmarket.

That's fancy.

Why the drastic change, Chris?

You'll lose your identity.

And it'll be like you're saying

that your current designs
aren't working.

It's like you're desperate
to make a sale.

- Exactly.
- [PEN CLACKS]

[MELANIE] Well, madam, we have
something great to offer you.

I call it
my Patchwork Creations.

"Patchwork"?
So it's like a rag?

- Oh! Of course not, ma'am.
- Hmph!

What I did was cut out
some of the clothes

from this thrift store,
mixed and matched them,

then sewed them all together
to make one dress.

Oh, is that so?

Hmm...

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

["MOBE" BY ENRIQUE GIL PLAYING]

Let's go!

[MELANIE] We have here Ayeisha,

the beautiful lady
wearing a bubble jacket

with handmade patchwork.

It's perfectly paired with
a floral thrift-store skirt.

It only costs 650 pesos, but
it looks like it costs 6,500.

Up next, we have Janica!

She is wearing
a black co-ord set

with floral patches.

It's perfectly handmade
by yours truly.

It just costs 700 pesos,

but it looks like
it's worth 7,000 pesos!

[MELANIE CLAPS]

And last, but certainly
not the least,

the piece de resistance!

Here is Shelly wearing
a ruffle dress

with an embedded ribbon
and all cuttings in lace.

Wait, how much is that again?

Oh, we really didn't put a price
on this because this is...

priceless.

I've given you two years.

That's more than enough.

This will be the last year
of SFX.

You guys are just burning money.

["MOBE" CONTINUES]

So, madam, are you going
to buy all three?

- Yes, I will!
- Really?!

- Aah!
- Aah!

- Alright!
- Aah!

[SHELLY] You made a good choice!
A great choice!

[AYEISHA] These are beautiful.
You won't regret it.

I smell smoke, Shelly.

- [AYEISHA] I smell it too.
- [SHELLY] You sure?

Oh! It's coming from over there!

- Hurry! Let's go!
- [SHELLEY] Aah! Aah!

- [AYEISHA] Oh my gosh! A fire?!
- [PEOPLE SCREAMING]

- Fire!
- Oh my gosh! [GASPS]

- Fire!
- Aah!

- Oh no!
- Stay right there!

- Don't come any closer!
- Aah!

[PEOPLE CLAMORING]

- Oh no! It's huge!
- [SIREN BLARING]

- [PEOPLE CLAMORING]
- [SIREN BLARING]

Let's go! Hurry!

Come on! Let's get
all the clothes!

[PANTING, COUGHS]

- Help me with these. Hurry.
- The fire's spreading fast!

- I'm covering this!
- Where'd the fire start?!

- [PEOPLE CLAMORING]
- [SIRENS BLARING]

[GRUNTING]

Hurry!

- [PEOPLE SCREAMING]
- [SIRENS BLARING]

[FIRE CRACKLING]

- Help!
- Fire!

- [PEOPLE CLAMORING]
- [WOOD THUDS]

The meeting was over, right?

Pa, I assure you, I can improve
our sales in six months.

But, as for our target revenue,

I'm going to need
at least a year.

I gave you a deadline.
Your job is to deliver.

It's as simple as that!

- [MELANIE] Hurry! Come on!
- [SIRENS BLARING]

[SHELLY GRUNTING]

- Let's go, Melanie!
- [WOMAN] Aah!

But, Pa, you know
it's not that simple.

[MICHAEL] Chris...

I'm already enjoying
my semi-retirement.

I don't need

the stress you're giving me.

Come on. Just make it work.

[MELANCHOLIC MUSIC PLAYING]

[CHAIR CREAKS]

- Good life.
- ["MOBE" RESUMES]

["MOBE" CONTINUES]

- Hello! And welcome to...
- [SOFT MUSIC PLAYING]

- FitspoByMelanie!
- FitspoByMelanie!

If there are first-time visitors
of my page,

then let me tell you guys

that this is the only place
you'll find

the unique collections
designed by yours truly!

Oh gosh!
No one's buying, Shelly!

[SHELLY] Come on, guys!
Take your pick!

[MELANIE] Come on!
Buy something...

[MELANCHOLIC MUSIC PLAYING]

[YOUNG MELANIE] Daddy!

[YOUNG MELANIE CRYING]

What's wrong, dear?

Hey, stop crying now.

Meme's gone!

Remember what Daddy
always tells you?

If you lose something,

something better will come
to replace it!

But who will come
to replace Mommy?

Your grandma and I are here,
anyway, right?

Aren't we more than enough?

[DULCE] Melanie, my dear?

- It's time to eat.
- [MELAI] Oh!

- Hmm...
- Hey, Grandma.

I thought you were still
in Zumba class.

Come on.
The food's getting cold.

I'm glad to see you, Grandma!

[DULCE MOANS]

- You're so sweet!
- I love you, Grandma!

- I love you, too, dear.
- You did Zumba today, right?

- [SINGING] Cha, cha-cha...
- My goodness.

Cha-cha, cha-cha...
Cha, la-la, la-la-la...

- [SINGING CONTINUES]
- [DULCE LAUGHS]

- Oh!
- Look, Melanie.

Someone ordered from me again.

Now, I can somehow help
with our expenses.

But, Grandma, I already told you
not to wear yourself out.

Stop making those
and just rest.

[DULCE] Oh, please.

I feel more exhausted
when I do nothing.

You're so stubborn.

Anyway, aren't we
throwing that away yet?

No.

Because I know and I believe

that Ukay King will rise
from the ashes!

Oh my goodness.
You're just like your father.

You both refuse to go down
without a fight.

Well, where else could Daddy
have gotten that

but from you, Grandma?

You don't accept defeat,

you never give up,

and you... Hey!
You're stubborn!

- You can't eat pork.
- Just one bite.

- This is a tiny piece, anyway.
- No, Grandma. You can't.

Aah! Ugh!

[DULCE WHIMPERS]

Mmm!

You're so unfair.
It was just a small piece.

You can't eat pork, Grandma,

because your blood pressure
will shoot up.

Would you like to add
more pills to this? No, no.

Let's just stick
to this vegetable

that will have you looking young
and beautiful!

Chayotes!

[BOTH LAUGH]

You're so silly.

- [LAUGHS]
- [DULCE SIGHS LOUDLY]

Vegetables are good
for you, Grandma.

These will help you live
up to a hundred years old.

[QUIRKY MUSIC PLAYING]

[MELANIE] I'm glad we were able
to sell some of my creations.

- Me too.
- But, I'm still buried in debt

because of that fire,
so I need to find a job soon.

Don't worry, Melanie.
I promise,

once I start earning a lot
by selling beauty products,

I'll share some of my profit
with you!

You've always had my back
whenever I had money problems.

It's just a shame we're both
strapped for cash right now.

We are too.

- Sorry we can't help.
- Oh! Check it out!

- I wonder what's going on!
- Look, it's Michael Leyva!

Oh!

You're right.
It is Michael Leyva!

[SIGHS]

- Oh! Look! They're inside!
- Wow!

Let's go, then! Hurry!

[ISSA] Hey, you guys!
We're here at the Style Hub,

and we are with the fashion
industry's biggest players!

I have with me TandT's
General Manager, Steve Blanco;

TandT's Creative Director
and Steve's gorgeous fiance,

Georgina De Silva;

and renowned fashion designer,
Michael Leyva!

In the house!

Alright, you guys.

I hear you have some very
exciting news to share with us.

- What is it?
- Of course.

Well, since our
establishment, TandT,

has been the fastest-growing

and the most successful
clothing retail brand

in the Philippines...

That's right!
And, to be able to stay on top,

we, of course, only work
with the best.

That is why Steve and I
are very excited to announce...

- [SHELLY] He's handsome.
- Yeah!

[GEORGINA] ...that TandT will
be doing a collaboration

with no other than
Michael Leyva.

Oh my gosh!

TandT and Michael Leyva!

That is a power pair
right there!

You know what?
Congratulations, you guys.

You can bet that this will be
fashion's hottest drop

because it will be
a perfect fusion

of class and art and design.

Wow! Congratulations, Michael.

- Melanie!
- Oh!

- [LOUD THUD]
- [SQUEALS]

[SHELLY] Oh! Sorry!
Sorry about that!

[ISSA] Congratulations...

Uh...

[WHIMSICAL MUSIC PLAYING]

[ISSA FAKE LAUGHS]

Congratulations!
Congratulations!

Okay, um, moving right along,
we're also here

- with Mr. Chris Blanco!
- You left one!

And he happens to be
the General Manager of SFX.

We have Chris Blanco
in the house

and in my vlog!

- Chris, how are you?
- [FAINT APPLAUSE]

Now that we've heard
this amazing news

from TandT and Michael Leyva,
tell us what SFX is up to.

Well, we're up for
something huge as well.

As you know, SFX will
be opening its doors

- to untap talents...
- He's the cutie I talked about.

...and young-blooded designers

who are open to
sharing their art

and to collaborating
on a design with SFX.

So, to all aspiring designers
out there,

if you think you've got
what it takes

and you've got the passion
for fashion,

this is your chance.

- Hear that, Melanie?
- This is it!

They're looking for designers!

- This is it, Melanie!
- Oh my gosh!

- Go for it!
- This is your chance!

- Go!
- Oh my gosh!

[UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING]

[DESIGNER 1] How do you
add color to your OOTD?

Layering.

Designers all over the world
are layering up.

And it's definitely
my kind of style.

[UPBEAT MUSIC CONTINUES]

[DESIGNER 2] My street style
approach to fashion

is often Y2K-based.

A pair of classic jeans,
wide-leg trousers,

and a classic pair of kicks.

It's really about bringing
the swagger back to SFX.

It's about making a statement.

[UPBEAT MUSIC CONTINUES]

[SNAPS FINGERS]

[UPBEAT MUSIC CONTINUES]

[SNAPS FINGERS]

Street fashion is unique
in every city.

From Paris to New York
to Milan...

Every city has a distinct style.

Manila has its own style.

So what will make SFX
different from the others

is if we fuse all of those
influences together into one.

[MELANIE] That's right, Grandma.
You know what?

The other applicants over here
are way younger than me.

But, of course, as you know,
when it comes to designing,

age doesn't matter!
Am I right?

[DULCE] Why, of course!

That's the attitude
I want to hear from you.

Well, that's because
you didn't raise a coward.

I'm brave and confident now
all thanks to you!

Anyway, have you eaten?
Don't forget to take your meds.

I'll be home as soon as
I'm done over here.

- Okay? I have to go, Grandma.- Do your best!

- Bye! I love you!- Good luck! Give it your best!

Oh! Hi, ma'am!
Is it my turn?

The presentation is over.

What?! Over?! But Mr. Blanco
hasn't seen my designs yet...

He already chose a designer.

What?! No! Here. He has yet
to see these good designs.

- He might...
- He already left.

He has an important meeting
to get to.

[QUIRKY MUSIC PLAYING]

But this is also important.
Just look at it.

I can leave it with you...

More important than
a potential investor for SFX?

I don't think so.

Ma'am, please!

Look, I know we don't want to
waste each other's time, so...

Snap, snap.

[ELEVATOR BELL DINGS]

Wait...

[SIGHS DEEPLY]

What a snooty woman.
"Snap, snap"?

I'll really make SFX famous
in a bad way!

How dare they make me wait
for an entire day

and then snub me?!

They'll see.
"Hello, Labor Department.

I am a victim
of unfair treatment..."

[ENGINE REVVING]

Mr. Blanco?!

[TIRES SCREECH]

[PANTS]

Are you crazy?!

You're the crazy one!

I waited for an entire day

but you never even gave
my designs a chance!

So please, sir.
Just give me two minutes.

I'm sure you'll love these.
Please!

Get out of my way
or I'll call security

and have you banned
from this building!

What?! You're threatening
to ban me

when I'm only here
to apply to your company

but you treated me unfairly?!
How about I report you?

Now, come on, sir.
Just give me a chance.

It won't take long.
Just give me two minutes.

You'll surely love my designs.

- This is your last warning.
- [WHIMSICAL MUSIC PLAYING]

Sir...

[PAGES FLAP]

Um, you will love those.
I swear.

[FOLDER THUDS]

I don't want to see you again.

- [THUDS]
- [ENGINE REVS]

[WHIMSICAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

She's already out
applying for a job.

She'll be able to pay you soon.
Just give her more time.

But that's what you always say.

I've been nothing
but patient with her.

- Look, here she comes.
- Mister Dante.

Melanie...

Tsk! It seems... [CHUCKLES]

you've been skipping payments
for this motorcycle.

Well, Mister Dante,

I'm just trying to look
for ways to make cash.

- Give me a little more time.
- [SUCKS TEETH]

Hey!

What happened here?!

My goodness! Not only are you
skipping payments,

you also scratched up
this motorcycle!

I'm sorry. I'll have that fixed.

- I promise.
- [SCOFFS]

[DULCE] Dante, maybe you can
give her a little more time

and let this one slide.

Oh, no, Miss Dulce.
She signed a contract.

[INHALES DEEPLY, SIGHS SHARPLY]

Give me the keys.

But, Mister Dante...

Hand them over.

Hurry up.

- [KEYS JIGGLE]
- [DANTE GROANS, SCOFFS]

- [INHALES DEEPLY, SIGHS LOUDLY]
- [MOROSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[ENGINE STARTS]

Bye.

Mister Dante, please!

Uh...

Hey there, Grandma.

Don't worry.

Let's just forget
about that motorcycle.

At least now,

you won't have to worry about
me driving recklessly.

You also won't have
to lecture me anymore.

[SIGHS]

How did your interview
at SFX go?

Um...

It went well.
It went very well.

- They were all very nice to me.
- Good!

They said they'll just
give me a call.

- Good.
- [CHUCKLES]

Come on, Grandma.
Let's go to bed.

We still have a date tomorrow.

- Alright. Come on.
- Great!

What would you like to drink:
tea or milk?

- [DULCE] Soju.
- Soju?!

You're not allowed
to drink that, Grandma.

[THRILLING MUSIC PLAYING]

[CHRIS] We're eyeing to release

a more unique
and edgier collection.

A collection that bears
a fusion of the influences

from the world's fashion capital

and our local street
fashion scene.

And I believe we just found
the perfect partner

for this collab to materialize.

This is Heather Asuncion.

She graduated cum laude
from the London Fashion Academy.

[PHEM] I like the idea
of blending international flavor

with the Philippines'.

And, this could actually be
a vehicle for SFX to go global.

But, don't we already have
that kind of collaboration?

Thank you, Chris.
I was just going to say.

A collab is good.
But, it's so unoriginal.

We're already doing this
with Michael Leyva.

So what makes you think

- that an amateur can keep up...
- I guarantee you

that this...

this will be different.

I canceled my trip
to the Maldives for this.

But, Pa, I didn't ask you
to cancel your trip.

In fact, I even said

that I could just send you
the proposal.

It's a good thing I did
so I could personally tell you

that this will not work, son.

But, why Paris?

I mean, it looks high-fashion,
but will it sell here?

[STEVE] My point exactly.

I mean, Chris...

We live in the Philippines.

So naturally,
we have to provide wears

that match
the Philippine weather.

That's right, Chris.
We're not in Paris.

And I'm off to the Maldives!

[CHAIR CREAKS]

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[MOROSE MUSIC PLAYING]

[CAR ALARM CHIRPS]

[INHALES DEEPLY]

- [GRUNTS]
- [DOOR SLAMS]

[MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[INHALES DEEPLY]

[SIGHS LOUDLY]

[MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[FOLDER FLAPPING]

[PAPERS RUSTLING]

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

That Heather collection
looked really promising.

- [MAC] Mm.
- The layering can be fixed

by using lighter fabrics.

We should've gotten
to her first.

But, of course, I had to pretend
I didn't like it.

We don't want Chris
to get ahead of Steve, do we?

- Vicious, and I love it.
- [CHUCKLES]

If only Steve knows
how lucky he is

- that you're watching his back.
- [GEORGINA INHALES DEEPLY]

We both know how this story
is going to end.

Chris will be out.

Naturally, Uncle Michael
will ask Steve

to save SFX once again.

That is if there will still be
an SFX by the end of the year.

[CHUCKLES]

Right.

[MAC CHUCKLES]

- Cheers.
- Cheers. Drink up.

Steve and I have plans
for tonight.

[PHONE BUZZES]

- [WHISPERS] Speak of the devil.
- Mm.

[BUZZING CONTINUES]

Hon?

Yeah, hello, hon. Um...

I'm sorry, but can we reschedule
the food tasting?

Papa wants me to join him
for lunch,

and he might have
some instructions

before he leaves
for the Maldives tomorrow.

Sure, hon. Of course!

That's more important,
so, yeah...

The food tasting can wait.

Alright. Thank you, hon.
And I'm really sorry.

I love you.

Well, it looks like somebody
needs more wine.

[TRAFFIC NOISES]

We barely made it because
you took so long getting ready.

Well, you know I always
dress up for our dates.

I mean, what if I suddenly
suffer a heart attack

while undergoing dialysis,
and then I...

- Hey...
- Of course, I still want

to look beautiful
when I die.

Grandma, that's not a good joke.

[SIGHS DEEPLY]

I just want to be prepared.

And I want you
to be prepared too.

[SOFT MUSIC PLAYING]

Stop it, Grandma!
I've told you several times

that we can't talk about
stuff like that, right?!

Besides, we keep coming here
to keep that from happening.

[DULCE] But, that's bound
to happen, anyway.

Remember what your father
would always tell you?

"When you lose something,

something better will come
to replace it."

Oh, I'm sorry, Grandma,
but that doesn't apply to us.

You see, you're the only one
I have,

and you're irreplaceable.

You know that's not true.

We'll still spend
many more years together.

Remember, your granddaughter
will still become

a famous designer, who will hold
a huge fashion show

featuring my
Patchwork Collection!

Got it?
And I want you to be there.

I want you to be your strongest

because you will still clap

- and cheer for me.
- Mm-hmm.

So you really have to be there,

and you have to be strong
and healthy.

- Do we have a deal?
- [SIGHS]

Deal.

- Very good!
- [PHONE RINGS]

Oh! Hold on.

[RINGING CONTINUES]

Uh... Please excuse me, Grandma.

[RINGING CONTINUES]

Hello?

Can I go in now?

[CHUCKLES]

Hello, sir! Good morning!
It's me, Melanie!

- [CHRIS] Hi.
- Hi, sir!

Thank you so much
for this opportunity.

And thank you very much

because your assistant told me
you liked my designs.

Thank you so much!

And because of that,
my Grandma Dulce and I

would like to give you
this token of our gratitude.

She sells these for a living.

These are special rice cakes
with syrup.

These were made with
bananas and jackfruit

I also had my grandma put
extra syrup to make it tastier.

- Here you go.
- That's okay.

Um, Melanie,
before anything else,

why don't you tell me
about yourself?

Where did you graduate
and what was your major?

I only got to my sophomore year,

and I majored in fashion design
and marketing.

I wasn't able to finish college

because we didn't have
enough money.

So I decided to just focus

on running
our thrift store business.

Unfortunately, it was razed
by fire.

But I am planning
to put up another one.

That's one of my goals in life.

And another goal of mine
is becoming a famous designer.

What made you decide
to become a designer?

Um... I grew up
in a thrift store,

which was my father's business.
It was named "Ukay King."

It was one of the first thrift
store businesses in Quiapo.

As a kid, I would spend
most of my time

helping keep an eye
on the place.

Eventually, I learned
how to mend and sew clothes,

and that's how I developed
an interest in fashion.

You know what, sir?
My father used to tell me

that I'd become
a designer one day.

A world-class one at that.

- Mm-hmm.
- It's just a shame that

even before he got to see me
fulfill his dreams for me...

he passed away.

And your mom?
What about your mom?

Uh...

She's gone.
My mom's long been dead.

Uh, why don't you just
check out my designs

so you'd get pumped up.

I prepared these
especially for you.

Perfect.

You see, we're presenting

to the Board of Blanco Group
of Companies.

Oh. Are we talking about
the Board of TandT and SFX?

Yeah.

Michael Blanco will be there.

Um, sir, I can't help but notice
that your surname is Blanco too.

Are you Mr. Michael Blanco's
nephew or something?

- He's my dad.
- [WHIMSICAL MUSIC PLAYING]

You're the son of Sir Michael?

I am the son
of Michael Blanco.

Oh... [CHUCKLES SOFTLY]

[CHRIS] He has a flight
to the Maldives,

so we must present to him
before he leaves.

[MELANIE]Oh, when are we presenting, sir?

[CHRIS] Tomorrow morning.

So you need to finalize
your set of designs ASAP.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

[CHEERFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

[PAD RUSTLES]

[GLASS CLINKING]

[PAPER RUSTLES]

[GLASS CLINKING]

[PAPER RUSTLING]

[CHEERFUL MUSIC CONTINUES]

[CHEERFUL MUSIC CONTINUES]

[SOFT MUSIC PLAYING]

[YAWNS]

Good morning.

[PHONE RINGING]

- Hello!- Hey, Melanie!

Because you stayed there
all night,

your grandma got
a new assistant.

Hello, dear!

Sorry, Shelly,
I'll make it up to you,

- but help her out for now.
- [SHELLY] Of course!

Melanie, would you like us
to bring you some?

- Yeah!
- Are they feeding you there?

Yeah, they gave me food here.

Did they give you undies?

- Huh?!- Hold on, are you telling me

you haven't changed
since yesterday?

My goodness.

Want me to bring you
a fresh set of clothes?

No, thanks.
I'm almost done anyway.

They've already approved
10 of my designs,

so I'm just working
on two more right now.

Here. I want to know
what you think.

Do you think this
is nice, Grandma?

[DULCE] That's beautiful, dear!

Everything made from the heart
is beautiful.

And all fruits of inspiration
are beautiful,

just as long as you have
the right kind of inspiration.

I just have a question, Melanie.

How are you presenting those?

Are you just going
to flip through that sketch pad?

Um, they actually told me
they wanted me

to put these
in a Powerpoint presentation.

But I don't know
anything about that.

It's a good thing
they allowed me

to just present using
this sketch pad.

So you'll just be
presenting those drawings?

Yeah.

Anyway, I need to use
the restroom.

I'll call you guys later.

Bye-bye.

[PHONE THUD SOFTLY]

[FOOTSTEPS LEAVING]

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

[MISCHIEVOUS MUSIC PLAYING]

[MAC]
Oh, good heavens, Georgina!

Saw the designs.

We might be in trouble.

He work's better than Heather's?

I-I-It's...It's different.

It's avant-garde.

Well, then, think, Mac.

Think.

Do something about it.

[MISCHIEVOUS MUSIC CONTINUES]

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

- Good morning, sir.
- [MICHAEL] Good morning.

[WOMAN] Good morning, everyone!

Kindly follow me, please.

[GEORGINA] Okay.

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CONTINUES]

[MICHAEL GRUNTING]

- Chris.
- [CHRIS] Pa.

- Good morning.
- Good morning.

[CLEARS THROAT]

Upcycling and repurposing...

It's what I mainly do.

At the same time, we'll get
to help the environment

because nothing will be wasted
or thrown away.

[MICHAEL] So, if you'll
make clothes for SFX,

you'll be using
second-hand clothes?

Um, regarding that question,
Sir Michael, um...

If we're ordering in bulk,
we can procure brand new items,

which are
high quality textiles

since that's what
SFX and TandT are known for.

As for the accents,

that's when I'll make use
of my thrift store finds

to give the clothes
a personal touch

and make each piece
one of a kind.

Won't that cost a lot?

Besides, you won't be able
to make a lot.

How much are you planning
to sell them?

[BOBBY] You know,
he has a point.

You will be limited
with that thrift store element.

But that's what makes it unique.

And what if it becomes a hit?

- That's a big "if."
- [CHRIS] Hold on.

How much are we
talking about here?

[PHEM] I don't think it matters.

As long as the design is good,
people will buy it.

Uh, yeah, so it actually just
boils down to Melanie's design.

Show us.

[CHUCKLES]

Okay, sir.

Uh... H-Hold on a second.

- [TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]
- [PAPER RUSTLING]

- [SINISTER MUSIC PLAYING]
- [SHREDDER WHIRRING]

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Um, just a second, okay?

Melanie, where is it?

I just left it here.

This is why I asked you to make
a Powerpoint presentation.

You didn't cross-check
her work, Chris?

Of course, I did.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[BREATHES HEAVILY]

Eva.

Can you call my office, please?
Maybe she left it there.

Is this still happening?

My apologies, sir.

Uh, just bear with us
a moment, please.

[HUFFS]

I will be late for my flight!

Hold on, sir.

Give me one minute.

[GEORGINA] "One minute"?

You sure you can sketch
an entire collection

in one minute?

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

[INHALES DEEPLY,
EXHALES SHARPLY]

Yes.

One minute.

Just give me one minute.
Wait right here.

One minute. One minute.

Romeo, single malt. Double.

Make it neat.

[GROANS LOUDLY]

Damn.

They said her designs
aren't in the office.

What?

But it can't just disappear
like that.

I don't know what happened.

[DOOR OPENS]

[INHALES DEEPLY, SIGHS SHARPLY]

[LINE TRILLING]

Shelly!

[MOROSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Pa?

Pa, I'm sorry.

[EXHALES DEEPLY]

What a disappointment.

[MOROSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[GLASS THUDS LOUDLY]

- Uh, apologies for my son...
- [MELANIE] Oh! Uh... Wait, sir.

["AMAKABOGERA"
BY MAYMAY ENTRATA PLAYING]

What's going on?!

Presenting my
Patchwork Collection!

["AMAKABOGERA" CONTINUES]

- I'm a fierce
- Queen

I'm a fierce queen

I'm a fierce queen!

Yeah-yay!

I'll now walk like
a beauty queen

My aura alone
will make you scream

My beauty shines from within
And it makes me eye-catching!

I don't need to put much effort
into my looks

My clothes alone
is one for the books

I don't need any filter
on my camera

My natural beauty,
I will show ya!

I don't need to keep up
with the latest trend

I will be my true self,

the person I'll love and accept
without end!

- I'm a fierce queen!
- I'm a fierce queen!

- I will show off my beauty
- I will show off my beauty

- I won't be affected
- I won't be affected

- by what others say about me
- by what others say about me

- I'm a fierce queen!
- I'm a fierce queen!

- I'm overflowing with charisma!
- I'm overflowing with charisma!

- My true beauty
- My true beauty

- stands out from the rest
- stands out from the rest

- I'm a fierce queen!
- I'm a fierce queen!

[MUSIC ENDS]

We do business on a first-come,
first-served basis, guys.

So, if you want
to get ahead of others,

all you have to do
is say "mine"!

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

Mine!

["AMAKABOGERA" PLAYING]

I had to pretend that I loved
that fusion of rejects.

I just really don't want my
grandma worrying about me, sir.

Tell her she has nothing
to worry about.

Just focus on the fashion show.

Melanie...

Don't worry,
your job's already done.

All you have to do now
is enjoy your moment.

It's all part of
a grand scheme, Mac.

Good cop...

Bad cop.