Fit Check: Confessions of an Ukay Queen (2023): Season 1, Episode 2 - Episode #1.2 - full transcript

Melanie is overjoyed when Georgina acknowledged her designs, unaware of the latter's plan to use her to bring SFX down and gain Michael's favor. Georgina continues to put on a kind front as the newbie designer gets into trouble wi...

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I'm still buried in debt
because of that fire incident,

- so I need to find a job soon.
- [GASPS]

[THEME MUSIC PLAYING]

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.

Presenting my
Patchwork Collection!

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"!



Mine!

[THEME MUSIC CONTINUES]

[FUNKY MUSIC PLAYING]

[PHEM] I've got to hand it
to Melanie,

her creations have
a shock value.

And I like the fierce attitude!

Let's not fall
for these gimmicks.

[BUBBLES] It's not just
the gimmick.

The designs have potential.

Yeah, but who would buy that?!

Who would wear that?!

[MICHAEL]
What do you think, Steve?

I think it's too much
of a risk, Dad.

I mean, considering how big
SFX's losses were last year,



it will not survive
another setback.

Wait. Wait.

If I may, sir?

[MICHAEL] Go ahead.

[GEORGINA]
Surprisingly, I find it...

- very amusing.
- [GASPS]

That was definitely something
we've never seen before, right?

So...

-Congratulations to you, Melody.
- [MELANIE GIGGLES]

You can call me anything
you want, but my name's Melanie.

Oh, right.

Kudos to you, Melody,

for showing us something
unique and distinct.

Hon, I think...

that was very charming.

Sure, it's rugged, but...

It's still very stylish
in an edgy kind of way, right?

Right.

I think it has potential.

[FUNKY MUSIC PLAYING]

When I saw her designs...
My god!

I can't believe
Uncle Mike approved it.

- He's so obsolete.
- Oh! That's so true, Madam!

Well, I've got to give it
to you, Georgina.

You fooled me,
you fooled everyone!

- Bravo!
- Well...

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

Oh, they're called
"pre-loved," Madam.

They're "rejects," dear!
Rejects.

It looks like
you already have a plan.

Well, I really can't go against
Uncle Mike's decision,

because that would make me
come off as the bad guy.

- So I thought...
- [DARK MUSIC PLAYING]

Why not let Chris fail,

and let him fall
way behind Steve?

Love that!

You know, Melanie, what you did
really left me speechless.

Who were those people, anyway?

Oh, they're my best friends,

- Shelly, Janica, and Ayeisha.
- [CHRIS] Best friends?

You know... [CHUCKLES]

I really like how you can pull
off surprises just like that.

But, you shouldn't
celebrate just yet,

because you still have
a long way to go.

Uh, can you begin working on
the pieces starting tomorrow?

- Uh, of course!
- Yeah?

- Sure! You can count on me!
- And while you're doing that,

our Marketing Team
will be working on

the media blast campaign
and press releases.

So I hope that
by the end of the week,

the actual pieces will have
gone through review,

adjustments,
and final approval, yeah?

- Okay, sir. Got it.
- Yeah?

Do you have any questions?

Uh, no more, sir!

- I'm ready to start!
- Alright.

We did great today! [CHUCKLES]

Uh...

Anyway, I better get going.

[CHRIS INHALES DEEPLY]

What can I say? [EXHALES DEEPLY]

She's talented.

Yeah, but still, Chris.

She's sloppy.

I mean, how could she lose
her sketches

before our big presentation?

But she still
came prepared, Stella.

With a Plan B.

Yeah, but still...

Her head's all over the place.

You know what?

I wonder what happened
to her sketches.

Okay, Mac, what is this?

Enough of
the monochromatic vibe!

Even Chris will
find this boring!

Go, go.

Oh! So those were your designs...
Are you a designer?!

- Head Designer for TNT.
- [QUIRKY MUSIC PLAYING]

Oh, so that makes us peers,
then! I'm a designer, too!

- [MAC] Hm.
- You know what? I'm so excited

to be like one big, happy family
with all of you!

Actually, we already
crossed paths before.

Remember that girl
at the Style District?

That was me!
And you know what else?

I have a feeling
we'll get along,

right, Mr. Head Designer?

Yeah, that's me.

Are you a designer too?

- Um... Uh...
- Secretary. Anyway, congrats.

Let's go?

- I'm sorry, we're running late.
- Oh! Oh!

- Let's go, Ma...
- Wait, stop, Ma'am Georgina.

I just really want to thank you.

Thank you for
backing me up earlier

and commending my designs.

It really means a lot to me.
Thank you very much!

- Thank you so much!
- Okay, don't mention it...

[BARBIE GASPS] Aah!

- Oh my god! Oh my g...
- [MUSIC FADES]

[CLINKS]

[SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING]

[CUP CLINKS]

[TEA TRICKLING]

[KETTLE THUDS SOFTLY]

[MELANIE] Oh no.
I'm sorry, ma'am.

You passed out.

Drink up.
This is good for you.

Since you are part
of the family now,

we're here to support you.

I'm here to support you.

[CHUCKLES SOFTLY]

Thank you, Ma'am Georgina.

[CUP THUDS SOFTLY]

[CUP, SAUCER CLINK SOFTLY]

Uh, Ma'am Georgina,
I have to go now.

But thank you very much again.

[CUP, SAUCER THUD SOFTLY]

[CUP, SAUCER THUD SOFTLY]

Thank you so much again,
Ma'am Georgina.

Thank you very much.

[GEORGINA] Uh...

Okay. Um, well, I hope
you're feeling better.

Thanks again.
Have a safe trip home later.

Okay.

Bye.

Goodnight.

[SOMBER MUSIC CONTINUES]

[INHALES DEEPLY, SIGHS DEEPLY]

[CHUCKLING]I stole Melanie's designs?

My dear, that is
a grave accusation.

Mac, will you please stop it
with the British accent?

Yes, I know you stayed
in London,

but that was only
for three weeks, right?

Anyway, my secretary saw you
walk out of my office,

so I was just going
to ask you if...

[MAC] I was looking for...

For Stella.

I was going to wish her
good luck.

And, since when did you
become friends?

- I...
- [STEVE] There you go again.

Pointing your finger at others.

When are you going to learn
to own up to your mistakes? Hmm?

[CHRIS] I don't know, Steve.

But, one thing I know
for sure

is that you'll never let me
win at anything.

- Hang on, Chris...
- Wait. Wait, hon.

So I'm also a suspect now?
Is that what you're saying?

Hold on now.

[SCOFFS]

What else is the problem, Chris?

You already got
the Board's approval, right?

I even supported you.

Even if your designer
encountered a problem,

I commended her.

Oh, and by the way,

she passed out.

Oh, poor thing.

[GEORGINA] She's too tired.

But, she's okay now.

I took care of her
in the office.

Thank you.

Don't mention it.

Hey, listen.

[TENSE MUSIC PLAYING]

Me and my team,

we work hard

and we play fair.

But once I find out that
you're trying to sabotage us,

I can play that game too.

Trust me.

[TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES]

[SARCASTICALLY] Ooh, scary.

[GEORGINA] Hon...

Don't let your brother

get on your nerves.

You know Uncle Mike
will always take your side

no matter what Chris does.

- Right?
- That's true.

I can only wish
I get the same treatment.

Hey, hey, hey... George!

Sorry, okay? Sorry.

-Sorry for bringing it up again.
- Mm.

[STEVE INHALES DEEPLY,
SIGHS DEEPLY]

Papa has confidence in you.

[GEORGINA] Mm-hmm.

He has confidence in me
as his employee.

But...

He doesn't see me
as part of this family.

You are...

family.

We're getting married, remember?

[SOFT MUSIC PLAYING]

I love you.

I love you, too.

[SENSUAL MUSIC PLAYING]

[SENSUAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

[MELANIE YAWNS LOUDLY]

[MELANIE] Good morning, Grandma!

[DULCE] Good morning!

Wow! Something smells good!

Hey...

Are you feeling okay now?

- Mm-hmm.
- Are you sure?

[MELANIE CHUCKLES]

[BOTH SMOOCH]

Well? Are you okay
to go back to work today?

- You haven't slept much.
- Yes, Grandma.

I already got to rest
and sleep well last night.

Besides, I'm very excited
to go to work today.

[DULCE] How do you find
your officemates?

Well, some of them look mean,
and some of them look snooty.

You can just tell that
they don't really want me there.

What?!

- Wh...
- But, wait. Stop. Just relax.

Sir Chris is always there,

-and he's very supportive of me.
- [QUIRKY MUSIC PLAYING]

His father, Sir Michael,
is also there sometimes.

Now, even if Sir Michael
looks like a scowling tiger,

he likes my work.

On top of that,
Ma'am Georgina is there for me.

Who's that?

Ma'am Georgina is one
of the big bosses

at Blanco Group of Companies.

You know what, Grandma?
When I passed out,

she took care of me herself.

I actually felt embarrassed
when I found out,

but I found her
to be very nice.

You have to meet her, Grandma.

That way, we can both
thank her. Right?

[PENSIVE MUSIC PLAYING]

[MOANS] Hmm...

[DOOR OPENS]

[MAC] Oh, there you are!

Looking like a queen
today, George.

Had a good night's sleep?

You have no idea.

You know what?

You're lucky Chris didn't
find out about what you did.

[SCOFFS]

[CHUCKLING] What I did? Really?

Didn't you order me
to do that?

And what, you're-you're afraid
of Chris now?

[CHUCKLING] Of course, not.

[INHALES DEEPLY]

I just don't want
Uncle Mike to...

Oh, of course, of course.

You don't want your future
father-in-law's image of you

to be ruined.

So I suppose
the charades continue?

"Charades"?

You being nice to
the thrift store girl.

Hm.

[GEORGINA INHALES DEEPLY]

Alright.
Welcome to my workplace!

Isn't it nice, bestie?

Mm!

Looks fancy!

It's much nicer than
your little hole at home.

But, wait! I can't see much!

Your face is taking up
the entire frame!

Alright, fine.

Here.

- Welcome to my workplace!
- [BRIGHT MUSIC PLAYING]

There.

This is where
they conceptualize the designs

of the clothes you see on models
and in malls.

- There. It's nice, right?
- Wow! [GIGGLES]

And this is the entrance
to their office.

This one is
their mood board, bestie!

- Wow!
- It's so colorful, right?

There's even a model
behind me.

And this is
their latest collection.

- Awesome!
- There.

They'll be releasing these
next month.

You're very lucky to be
the first to see it, bestie!

I have to go.
Sir Chris is here.

Hi, sir!

Um, have you had breakfast?

I brought some rice cakes.

[CHUCKLES]

I'm fine.

Oh, by the way, how are you?

Georgina said you passed out
last night.

Oh.

I'm fine now, sir.

Um, I actually feel bad
that Ma'am Georgina

had to take care of me.
[INHALES DEEPLY]

Well, you better take care
of yourself.

Because if you get sick...

[ROMANTIC MUSIC PLAYING]

Uh, we'll have to delay
the launch.

And you know very well

that we strictly have to follow
the timetable, right?

- Yes, sir.
- Alright. Great!

- [SHELLY] There!
- [OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYING]

See that?! There's more!

Look, look, look!

Look at all these
beautiful clothes!

And these were all made
by my best friend, Melanie!

That's why
I'm telling you, guys,

my best friend Melanie
can now be considered

a certified designer!

You.

Take this down.

[SHELLY ON VIDEO]There's more! Look, look, look!

Look at all these
beautiful clothes!

- And these...
- Are you out of your mind?!

Don't you know that everything
you see here is confidential?!

Our prototypes were exposed
in your stupid friend's vlog!

Now the whole world knows
what designs TNT will release!

What if our competitors
see this, huh?!

What if they copy us?!

What if they beat us
to releasing those designs?!

- I didn't mean to...
- Oh, you didn't mean to?!

Just admit it! You're an idiot!

- You're a stupid moron!
- [UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

We shouldn't have given you
the chance, you piece of shit!

[MELANIE] I'll have that video
taken down!

I made a mistake.

But just because I don't have
a broad vocabulary

and I didn't graduate from
a fancy school like you did,

doesn't mean I'm stupid!

You have no right
to curse at me!

[MAC] What are you talking
about?! I have all the right!

I can even have you fired
right this instant!

[CHRIS CLEARS THROAT]

No, you can't.

[MAC, CONDESCENDINGLY] Watch me.

[UNSETTLING MUSIC CONTINUES]

Obviously, what you did could
potentially ruin everything

that my team
has worked so hard for.

- Ma'am Georgina, I'm sorry...
- But, even with that said,

Mac still did not have the right
to talk to you that way.

So, Mac, apologize.

- But, George...
- What?!

The prototypes and the swatches
were all openly exposed

in the workroom.

Your team is just as much
to blame!

Apologize.

[SIGHS DEEPLY]

Sorry.

I'm sorry, too.

[GEORGINA SIGHS DEEPLY]

I understand.

You're new here, so you still
have a lot to learn.

Thank you so much,
Ma'am Georgina.

Don't do it again.
You know better next time.

[MELANIE] Yes, ma'am.

You may go now.

Oh, okay.

Thank you, ma'am.

And?

Go.

George, how could you do that
to me?!

You just humiliated me!

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

[DARK MUSIC PLAYING]

If she resigns,
what will happen to us?

We need her
to ruin SFX and Chris.

But we also need
to balance our act. So...

Good cop.

Bad cop.

"Lesson learned.
I'll make it up to them."

Oh! Hello, sir!

- Um...
- Hi.

I just want to apologize to you.

I know there's really no excuse
for what I did,

and I really deserved
to be scolded.

It's just that Sir Mac crossed
the line with his insults.

Actually, I'm very grateful
that just like you,

Ma'am Georgina
came to my defense.

Well, what's done is done.

But, at least now you know

that talent and skills
aren't enough to survive here.

You see, all eyes are on you.

And, while some are
watching to support you,

others are out to get you.

That's why you should always
watch your back.

- Okay?
- [INHALES DEEPLY]

Thank you, sir.

I'll be more vigilant

now that I've already identified
the people

who are really concerned
about me.

- You know what, sir?
- [SOFT MUSIC PLAYING]

My grandma keeps reminding me

to value this job.
So I promise you

that I'll really do my best.

[WHISPERS] Oh no!

I bet Grandma already
knows about this.

Shelly has such
a big mouth! Geez!

Is there something wrong?

Oh, no, sir.

It's just that I don't want
my grandma worrying about me.

You see, she has a condition,

and she's been asking me
how I am at work

or if my officemates
are treating me well.

And now, she'll find out about...

Well, tell her she has nothing
to worry about.

Just focus on the fashion show.

Oh! Sir Chris?
Can I invite you to...

our house?

- [MELANIE] Come in!
- [DULCE] Good evening, sir!

I'm glad you decided
to come here.

Oh! Hi, Grandma!
Look, this is my boss,

- Sir Chris.
- Oh.

- Your boss is very young.
- Good evening, ma'am.

- And he's handsome, too!
- [MELANIE] Oh.

Oh! Come, you're just in time
for dinner. Eat here.

- Oh! Go on, sir.
- Come, sir.

- [SHELLY] Bestie! Melanie!
- Oh my goodness!

- Don't talk to me.
- I'm really sorry, bestie!

- Please forgive me.
- You're unbelievable, bestie!

Did you know that
I almost lost my job?!

- They were all furious at me.
- I'm sorry!

If I lose my job,

- I'll really let you have it!
- Ouch, bestie!

That's why I'm letting you
have this.

- This is my peace offering.
- Sir, please have a seat.

- Oh! Sit, Sir Chris. Let me.
- I'll just clear these.

- I've got it. Give me.
- I'm sorry for the mess.

- Go on, sir. Sit.
- Sit down, sir.

Sir.

I brought you something.

Let's feast on this tonight.

- Here...
- [MELANIE] Hey, wait! Stop!

Did I hear you right? That's
your peace offering to Grandma?

Yeah.

Why, you'll kill my grandma
with all that fat and oil!

Grandma, you're only eating
vegetables tonight.

- You're not eating pork.
- Yes, ma'am. I won't.

Anyway, sir,
I'm really very sorry.

Please don't be mad at Melanie.

- It was all my fault.
- Hey!

[SHELLY] And to make up for it,
please taste this.

Just don't look at the pig
in the eye while you eat!

[SHELLY CACKLES]

- I swear, this is delicious!
- [CHRIS LAUGHS]

- Have some, sir! Please!
- Alright. Here.

I'll be right back.

Sir Chris, I'd like to thank you

for being patient
with my granddaughter.

-You see, Melanie really values
- [EMOTIONAL MUSIC PLAYING]

the opportunity you gave her.

And it's not just because
it's always been her dream

to become a famous designer,

but because she has a lot
of burdens to bear.

What was that?

What burdens are you
talking about?

Name one.

Me.

[MELANIE] My goodness!

Grandma, we've been over this
several times!

You are not and will never be
a burden to me.

- Look, you have rice here.
- [DULCE CHUCKLES]

- Geez, Grandma.
- [DULCE INHALES DEEPLY]

You know what, sir?

This girl has endured
and sacrificed a lot for me.

Why, of course!
That's how much I love you!

You're my beautiful grandma!

[MELANIE, DULCE LAUGH]

[MELANIE]
Oh, wait. I left the glasses.

Actually, Melanie mentioned
during her interview

that you were the one
who took care of her

- when she lost her mom and dad.
- [DULCE] Yeah.

"Lost"?!

I think I'm the one
who got lost!

Her mom's still alive...

- [UTENSILS CLATTER LOUDLY]
- [SHELLY CHUCKLES NERVOUSLY]

Oh! I'm actually not sure
if she's still alive.

- Is she still alive, Grandma?
- [COMEDIC MUSIC PLAYING]

- You know what? I might be...
- [CHRIS CLEARS THROAT]

- I might be mistaken...
- I think you want a banana.

Here. Enjoy.

- Eat up, sir.
- [CHRIS CHUCKLES]

This banana's good, bestie.

[CHEF GINO]
For tonight's tasting,

we will serve foie gras salad,
Maine lobster tails,

and panna cotta.

Chef, that sounds so good!

I'm ready!

I'll just go to the kitchen,
and I'll be right back.

Thank you.

[GEORGINA INHALES DEEPLY]

I'm so excited about
the lobster.

[STEVE SIGHS DEEPLY]

Hon.

Are you really sure that
our designs were not leaked?

I don't think the competition
could've picked it up that fast.

Yeah, I know, I know. But...

It's possible that what happened
was a sabotage attempt.

By who?

Chris's designer?

It might've been done...

by Chris.

Hon, don't forget...

He suspects our team
sabotaged their presentation.

[SIGHS SHARPLY]
Hon, first of all,

that's absurd.

Second, we're in the middle
of a food-tasting event

for our wedding.

Can we please...

- please... focus on that?
- [PHONE BUZZING]

- Please? Stop worrying for now.
- [BUZZING CONTINUES]

- Let's not think about work...
- Uh, sorry, hon.

It's... It's Chelsea. Sorry.

Hi, baby!

Sorry, Aunt Georgina and I
are in the middle of something.

- Sorry.
- Mm!

Hi, Chelsea!

Hi!

Wow! You're so pretty!

Hi, Aunt Georgina!

Are you going
to my ballet recital?

Um, ballet... Right!

You know what? Tsk!

Aw, babe, I don't think
I can go.

You see, I have an event
that day. Sorry!

How about you, Dad?

Yeah, of course!

Daddy will be there!
Are you kidding?

Daddy wouldn't miss it
for the world, okay?

Can you invite Grandpa
and Uncle Chris?

Please? Please?

I really miss Uncle Chris!

Yeah, yeah.
Of course, of course. Um...

I'll tell them, baby, okay?

[CHELSEA] Yay!

Alright, I've got to go.
I love you, baby! Bye-bye!

Bye, Chelsea!

- I miss you! Mwah!
- [SMOOCHES]

Bye, Daddy!
Bye, Aunt Georgina!

I'm sorry I told you
my mom was dead, Sir Chris.

I just really didn't want
to talk about her.

You see, she left me
in my father's care

right after she gave birth
to me.

I mean, who wouldn't be
upset with her, right?

But, have you even tried
looking for her?

Huh? Look for her?
Why, I don't even know her name.

But, I'm okay with it.

If she wants nothing to do
with me,

then we shouldn't force her.

I mean, she might just
reject me again

if I go looking for her.

That'll hurt me even more,
right, sir?

Besides, if she really did
want to meet me,

then she should've looked for me
back then.

[CLICKS TONGUE]

Well, kudos to you for making it
through all of that.

You know, not everyone can
handle what you've been through.

But I also believe

that everything will
pay off eventually.

I mean, I don't think
all parents are capable

of rejecting their children
over and over again.

[SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING]

Right?

[SENTIMENTAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

[CUP, SAUCER CLINK]

[SENTIMENTAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

[PHONE RINGING]

- Hello?
- [MUSIC FADES]

[STEVE] Hello, Pa?

- Sorry to bother you.
- Mm.

It's about Chris.

This woman is so desperate!

Once again, she used her
daughter to convince Steve to...

- Ugh! George...
- [SINISTER MUSIC PLAYING]

Just think about it this way...

Diana's the ex.

And in a few month's time,
you'll be the new

"Mrs. Steve Blanco."

How do you like that?

I love it.

But, the point is...

She may be the ex-wife,

but Chelsea will never be
an ex-daughter.

So she will always be
in Steve's life.

It's the only advantage
she has over me...Chelsea.

I mean, look.

Is she prettier than me?

Is she smarter?

No!

Well, she's younger.

I despise you so much.

I'm sorry.

Well, why don't you get a Botox
like me? Look.

I mean, if you're lucky, you'll
look even younger than Chelsea.

I need to have a child.

["TUMITIGIL ANG MUNDO" PLAYING]

[MELANIE] Sir, thank you so much
for accompanying me here.

Well, of course.

Our fashion show's concept
is thrift store finds, right?

So I thought it'd be best
if I immerse myself

in this thrift store thing.

[CHRIS CLEARS THROAT]

Are you okay, sir?

I'm fine.

[CLEARS THROAT]

Oh! It's really stuffy here.
You'll get used to it, sir.

[CHRIS CHUCKLES SOFTLY]

["TUMITIGIL ANG MUNDO"
BY BGYO CONTINUES]

Check this out, sir.
Look at this tag.

At first glance,
this shirt looks genuine, right?

- Mm-hmm.
- But, look at the way

the thread runs.
It's crooked.

That's how it is
here at the thrift store, sir.

You must have a sharp eye
for detail

or else, you'll easily
get fooled.

Remember when you said
I should always be vigilant

because there are a lot
of people in the world

who aren't genuine?
Well, the same can be said

about shirts in thrift stores.

Oh! This one looks nice!

I think this will do.

Hmm...

[MELANIE HUMS] Hmm...

["TUMITIGIL ANG MUNDO"
CONTINUES]

[VENDOR] You like it, sir?

It's so cute, right?

[CHRIS CHUCKLES]

[PHONE RINGING]

Sorry.

- How much is that one?
- Hello?

[VENDOR] That one's expensive.

[MUSIC STOPS]

The Finance Department reported
that you had other SFX branches

absorb the employees from
those branches that closed down.

The reason we closed those down
was to cut losses,

and you had
those employees absorbed

so you can keep paying them?

That defeats the purpose.

We're bleeding money here!

But, Pa, they needed jobs.

We're not
a charity organization.

Yes, the company may not
be doing charity, but I am!

[FORK, PLATE CLANK LOUDLY]

Did Finance tell you
about my self-imposed pay cut?

It's to offset the money
we'll lose

to pay those employees
I had absorbed.

And why would you do that?

Because, Pa,
I've seen them perform.

They're good at
what they do!

They're all assets to the
company, and they're important.

And you don't just let go of
people who are important to you.

At least, that's what...

That's what Mama always
used to say.

[MELANCHOLIC MUSIC PLAYING]

Oh.

[CLEARS THROAT]

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

[INHALES DEEPLY,
SIGHS DEEPLY]

So much crochet!

Interesting!

[CHUCKLES DRYLY]

You know what?

You remind me so much of myself
when I was starting.

So vibrant, driven...

- So much enthusiasm.
- [MELANIE GIGGLES]

I was just like you.

Oh, I already did my research
on you, ma'am.

- What?
- Mm-hmm.

You see, I really look up
to you, Ma'am Georgina.

You used to be a model, right?

Then, you became a designer.

And after that,
a successful businesswoman.

I had my own shop with Mac.

And then, Steve hired me
with Mr. Blanco's approval.

So, here I am now.

[SQUEALS]

You are so amazing!

I wish everyone could have
such an awesome career

and a wonderful love life!

But you know what,
Ma'am Georgina?

My only focus right now
is my career.

You see, I've already learned
my lesson.

I've had my share
of relationships,

and they all
ended the same way.

All my ex-boyfriends
just left me in tears

after they ended things with me.

But I won't let that happen
any more.

[GEORGINA]
Well, from the looks of it,

it seems you're going
to go places.

You'll go a long way.

[STIFLED GIGGLING]

Really?

Oh! Ma'am Georgina,
can I take a selfie with you?

Just something to remember
this moment by.

- [GEORGINA] Sure.
- [MELANIE GIGGLES] Oh! Great!

I'll show this
to my best friend.

I'm sure she'll be very happy!

Oh! Here. [SQUEALS SOFTLY]

[CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS]

- [MICHAEL] They dressed up...
- [KNOCKING ON DOOR]

- And, there was a hotdog bar.
- [CHUCKLES]

- Of course, you... Come in!
- [GEORGINA] Uncle Mike?

- Re... Oh.
- Hi!

- [MICHAEL] Yeah.
- Oh! I'm so sorry.

- [MICHAEL] No, no, no.
- [GEORGINA] Sorry.

I didn't mean to bother you.

- No. No problem.
- I just wanted to check

if you've tried the macarons.

We're serving macaron towers
at our wedding,

and it's so good. I want you
to be the first to try them.

Are you trying to kill me?

I have borderline diabetes.

[GEORGINA] Oh my god!

- And I'm drinking wine.
- [CHUCKLES]

-Would you like a glass of wine?
- Uh... Sure, sure, sure.

- But I'm so sorry.
- I'll get it.

- Yeah, okay.
- I did not know.

- I'll get you a glass of wine.
- Okay. Okay.

- [MICHAEL] Go on.
- Thank you!

I will have some
sugar-free ones made.

- For you.
- [MICHAEL] Okay.

I saw you helping
Melanie yesterday.

And I appreciate you
lending her a hand.

You know how important
this is to Chris.

Guy needs a win.

Uncle, his win means our win.

So, yeah, of course.

So, um...

Almond-based desserts
would be good for your wedding.

It'll be attended
by lots of senior citizens

so you'll need a healthier menu.

- Okay. Noted.
- Great.

And, I'm sure Steve
would love that.

Georgina, I'm sure you know.

After his divorce with Diana,

he got so depressed.

He became an alcoholic,

went to rehab, relapsed...

It was an ugly cycle.

Then, he met you.

He got his life back on track,

and he even got TNT
back up on its feet.

What I'm trying to say here is

that I don't want it
happening to him again.

I'm talking about his life
getting ruined

because of problems here.

Of course, Uncle Mike.

["BITUIN" BY
ANDREA BRILLANTES PLAYING]

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

Everyone! We have 40 minutes!
40 minutes, guys!

The guests are arriving,
and they are having cocktails.

Guys... [SNAPS FINGERS]

Snap, snap!

Melanie! [SNAPS FINGERS]

The world's not going
to wait for you!

Snap, snap!

Melanie, are you okay?

She's not.

["BITUIN" CONTINUES]

She'll be fine.

Melanie...

[GEORGINA MOANS SOFTLY]

Don't worry. That's just
the first-time jitters.

Your job's already done.

All you have to do now
is enjoy your moment.

As early as now,
I'm already congratulating you.

Thank you, Ma'am Georgina.

But I really need to
finish this, and I'm in a hurry.

[GEORGINA]
Okay. I won't bother you.

I'll just see you later.
Thank you.

["BITUIN" CONTINUES]

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

- Whoo!
- Whoo!

[CROWD CHEERING, CLAPPING]

- Whoo!
- [CLAPPING CONTINUES]

- [CLAPPING CONTINUES]
- [UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING]

- Whoo!
- [CLAPPING CONTINUES]

[CLAPPING CONTINUES]

Good evening to our partners
and friends

from the fashion industry!

This is the hot summer
streetwear collection

of our new design partner,

Melanie Dela Cruz.

- [SHELLY] Whoo!
- [AYEISHA] Whoo!

- Aah!
- Go, Melanie! This is it!

- Whoo!
- This is your time to shine!

[CHRIS] Please enjoy the show!

[CROWD CLAPPING]

["PINOY POP" BY 17:28 PLAYING]

["PINOY POP" CONTINUES]

["PINOY POP" CONTINUES]

["PINOY POP" CONTINUES]

- ["PINOY POP" CONTINUES]
- [CAMERA SHUTTERS CLICKING]

- ["PINOY POP" CONTINUES]
- [CAMERA SHUTTERS CLICKING]

- ["PINOY POP" CONTINUES]
- [CAMERA SHUTTERS CLICKING]

[APPLAUSE]

[EMCEE OVER SPEAKERS]
Ladies and gentlemen,

- Ms. Melanie Dela Cruz!
- [APPLAUSE]

[CROWD CHEERING, CLAPPING]

- [SHELLY] Whoo!
- [AYEISHA] Whoo!

- [SHELLY] Melanie!
- [CLAPPING CONTINUES]

- [SHELLY] Melanie!
- [AYEISHA] Whoo!

- [MELANIE'S FRIENDS] Melanie!
- [CLAPPING]

- Melanie! Melanie!
- ["PINOY POP" CONTINUES]

- Whoo!
- [APPLAUSE]

- [SHELLY] Whoo!
- [APPLAUSE]

- [MELANIE] Thank you!
- [APPLAUSE]

["PINOY POP" CONTINUES]

Thank you!

- [SQUEALS]
- [APPLAUSE]

- Whoo!
- [APPLAUSE]

- Whoo!
- Aah!

- Thank you. Thank you.
- [SHELLY] Whoo!

- ["PINOY POP" CONTINUES]
- [APPLAUSE]

[MELANIE] Um, first of all,

I'd like to thank everyone
who attended this event tonight.

Thank you.
Thank you so much.

- I am overjoyed right now.
- [EMOTIONAL MUSIC PLAYING]

This is a dream come true
for me.

I can't believe it, but I'd like
to thank some people.

First of all, Sir Chris.

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

Also, Miss Stella,

Ma'am Georgina,

Sir Steve,

Sir Michael,

and everyone working
in TNT and SFX.

Thank you so much
for trusting me.

I will not waste
this opportunity.

Of course, I'd also like
to thank my friends.

- [SHELLY SCREAMING] Aah!
- [AYEISHA] Aah!

Thank you for giving me courage.

Even though I sometimes
lose faith in myself,

you never fail
to lift my spirits.

-So thank you so much, Shelly,
- [SHELLY SCREAMS] Aah!

Janica, and Ayeisha.

- Aah!
- Whoo!

And, of course,
I'd like to thank my grandma,

who supports and loves me
with all her heart

no matter what happens.

Grandma Dulce,
I love you very much.

I love you, dear!

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

[CHUCKLES]

To my dad...

Daddy, I know...

[VOICE BREAKING]that you're very proud of me.

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

To my mom...

This is what I've become.

This is what your daughter
has become.

And to everyone here,
thank you very, very much.

- [SHELLY] Whoo!
- [CROWD CLAPPING]

- Melanie! Melanie! Melanie!
- [EMOTIONAL MUSIC CONTINUES]

- Melanie!
- [CLAPPING CONTINUES]

To Melanie and to SFX. Cheers.

- Cheers!
- Cheers!

Wait. I'll just congratulate
your brother.

Thank you, guys, for coming.
I really appreciate it.

Excuse me.

Congratulations
to the both of you.

Uh, Sir Michael,
thank you very much.

I'm really very grateful
for this opportunity.

Good. Good job.

- Thanks, Pa.
- Yeah.

We'll be going now.

Take care, sir.

[MELANIE SQUEALS, GIGGLES]

- Cheers! Cheers!
- Cheers!

[WOMAN 2] Congrats!

You said the event
was going to be a disaster.

It was fabulous...

[BARBIE] Aah!

- Stupid freak!
- [GASPS] Sorry! Sorry, Mada...

Oh!

[BREATHING LOUDLY]

Get lost! Get lost!

[UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING
OVER SPEAKERS]

It's fine. It's fine.

I can't bear with her level
of stupid!

[SCREAMING] Aah!

Aah!

I hate you!

Once I find another job,

I'm leaving you, you witch!

Are you okay?

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

[DOOR OPENS]

- [UPBEAT MUSIC CONTINUES]
- [DOOR SLAMS]

[BARBIE MOANS]

[BARBIE PANTS, MOANS]

[BARBIE PANTING, MOANING]

[MOANING LOUDLY]

[UPBEAT MUSIC CONTINUES]

[BARBIE MOANS]

- Let it go, George.
- Ugh!

Let it go.

Just admit it.
You're triggered

because Chris's event
was a success.

Fine!

Fine, I made a mistake, okay?

At least, I got
Uncle Mike's validation.

[BREATHES HEAVILY]

Because I supported this.

Pretended to support.

The point is that I think
he's finally accepted me.

So what's more important to you:

Chris's ruin or the acceptance
of Sir Michael?

Well...

Uncle Mike thanked me
for coming into his son's life

and asked me to take care of him
and not break his heart.

Fine. We-We'll not
talk about that.

I'm just worried, George.

Your secret might finally
catch up to you.

I-I-I know how you love Steve,

and you have success,
money, and status.

And I'm sure you don't want
to lose all that.

But what if they learn
about your secret?

No one will know
about my secret.

- How will they find out
- [DARK MUSIC PLAYING]

when I don't even know if my...

If that girl exists.

And if she does,
do you think she even knows me?

You sure about that?

[INHALES DEEPLY]

If she did know me,

then she would've showed up
a long time ago.

Oh! Hon?

Hon.

- I've been looking for you.
- Enough of that.

- Just this once...
- Enough!

[STEVE SIGHS DEEPLY]

I'm just here.

We'll make a better collection.

[AYEISHA] Let's take a video
to congratulate Melanie!

- Yes! That's right!
- Say hi, everyone!

- Hi! Congratulations!
- Hi!

[AYEISHA] Look happier, guys!

- [MELANIE] Hi!
- [AYEISHA] Hi, Sir Chris! Aah!

Let me get a hug, sir!

- Aah!
- Aah! My god!

Hey! Psst! Stop!

- Oh!
- Oh! Uh... Hi, ma'am!

- Hello!
- Oh!

- Oh!
- Behave yourselves.

- Congratulations, Melanie...
- [MELANIE] Hello, Sir Steve.

- Chris.
- [MELANIE] Thank you so much,

Sir Steve and Ma'am Georgina.

By the way, this is
my grandma, Dulce.

- [GEORGINA] Uh...
- Good evening, ma'am...

- Sir...
- [GEORGINA] Hello.

Oh!

You have such a beautiful ring.

[DULCE] Thank you.

I think I want to have one.

Where'd you buy this?

Oh, I didn't buy this.

This belonged to my son.

Oh. Your son?

That's right.
His name's Avel.

He is Melanie's father.

[UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING]

[AVEL] I had this made
especially for you.

This symbolizes healing.

Because no matter how many times
we fall apart or get destroyed,

we can always rebuild ourselves.

We can always start anew

just as long as
we're together, George.

You know, this ring is one
of a kind. [CHUCKLES SOFTLY]

You will never find
anything like this again.

The same goes for my love
for you, George.

[UNSETTLING MUSIC CONTINUES]

George...

Will you marry me?

[YOUNG GEORGINA] Um...

I'm sorry, but I'm not ready.

[SORROWFUL MUSIC PLAYING]

[AVEL] I will wait
until you're ready.

[SORROWFUL MUSIC CONTINUES]

Looks like SFX
is going to Los Angeles!

Congratulations.

Your father also looked
very proud of you, sir.

Because of you,
our relationship has improved.

I also want to prove myself
to my mom.

I want to make her feel

that she made a huge mistake
when she left me.

Chris is not into her.

He just knows how to
use Melanie for SFX's benefit.

And then,
once he's done using her,

he'll throw her
back where she belongs:

to the flea market!

[STELLA CACKLES]