Something is bothering Iris, and nothing gets by Cassandra. Iris is upset to lose a constant in her life, Ali, to PMA (Philippine Military Academy). It’ll be awhile for him to come back.
Zoe complains that she doesn’t feel well. She has diabetes. As we all know, there’s no cure for diabetes and the insulin can get expensive. They need to find a way to make payments or her kidneys may fail. Iris is determined not to lose Zoe, like her Tito-Papa.
Iris is at school with her friend, and she gets asked out on a date by some random dude. She’s saving herself for Ali, so obviously she declined him! Plus… she’s busy! Her friend is being a negative Nancy and says, “what if he already has a girlfriend? He’s so far away!” and Iris is like, he can’t be going clubbing there so there’s no way he can meet girls. Agnes wants to visit Ali and Greg says absolutely not. He doesn’t need the special treatment and he needs to man up.
Iris gets a call from Ali, she hasn’t heard from him since he left. PMA was too difficult for Ali, but Iris reassures him that’s not the case. Ali made up his decision and he left PMA awhile ago. She turns around, and Ali is there with a duffle bag. They run to each other with open arms and ALMOST kiss.
Ali admits it was never his dream to be in the PMA, it was his dad’s dream. He hasn’t told them yet and his plan is to text and not come home for a year. Umm… have you seen his dad? I would do the same.
OOOO!! His dad gets super pissed and holds his shirt in his fist while yelling at him. Ali admits he wants to cook and his father can’t accept it. He doesn’t want that excuse. He couldn’t survive PMA because he’s weak, a failure, and a quitter. His words, not mine. Aww, poor Ali. He doesn’t deserve that. His dad should have known this wasn’t for him. He did pick the James Dean poster after all… He gets kicked out of the house.
Cassandra says Ali can stay there for however long he wants. Agnes goes to the house with some clothes and she embraces him. Ugh, I love Agnes (and Pokwang.) Ali apologizes to Agnes. She reminds him that she will support him no matter what decision he makes. She’ll talk to Greg. Cassandra reassures Agnes that Ali will be okay at her house. Ali returns the favor by cooking everyone a delicious dinner of guacamole and menudo. Iris promises him a job when she finishes school and builds her own restaurant and hotel. Agnes is like umm no he’s mine and he’s going to manage my restaurant. How is Greg surprised he wants to cook? His mother is a cook…?!
Greg blames Agnes for the reason why he’s weak, because she babied him too much. Agnus isn’t dealing with that. She’s like, don’t be talking to me like that I’m leaving you to cool off.
Ali felt double the pressure at academy, because of his father’s position in the military. He realized he was at PMA, because he was scared of his dad. Like I referenced above, I would be scared too! He says that he had the motivation to quit PMA because of a particular person. He shows Iris a video of the James Dean look alike. He says in the video not to let people tell you what to do and to live your life, as he jumps off a cliff. Hmm… I guess that could be inspiring. Iris looks unimpressed, but we all know she is.
Next scene is in Athens and James Reid (don’t know character’s name yet,) is walking near some boats on the phone with his dad and OOOO he speaks Greek. His relationship with his dad doesn’t seem to be the best. “We’ll be better apart. I’ll look for a job, don’t even worry about me. I can take care of myself.” were some of the words exchanged in the conversation. Hmm… possible theory is that his dad is Cassandra’s ex boyfriend from the first episode. The one that cheated on her with Agnes and Val.
“He doesn’t look like James Dean. James Dean is guapo guapo,” according to Iris. OK Iris, sure. Ali says he doesn’t care what he looks like. He’s super cool. Iris says that Ali is cooler and braver than Basti. Ali insists she’s only saying that because she’s in love with him. YES. THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT IRIS. But no, she’s like slow your roll Ali. I need to decline you 34384903 more times, and she leaves to go to bed. You tried. I’m on your side Ali.
Basti finds a place to stay in Athens. Ali writes an email/comment to Basti telling him that Basti has changed his life without even knowing it. Basti asks what he means, and Ali tells him he quit the PMA because of his video. Basti says he’s half Filipino. Ali tells him about his dad and Basti agrees that father’s can be difficult and that sometimes it’s better for them to do what they want. Ali is feeling this and they become best friends forever.
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Basti is watching a video of this woman on his laptop. He speaks to the woman in the video, his late mother. He says he’s back in Athens and explains that he can’t live with his father and that he misses her. He tells her that he changed some guys life who happens to have the same father issues he does.
Ali is going back to school where Iris goes, but he has to save money before attending school so he can be independent. She helps him look for a scholarship grant and he fills out the application with her. Ali gets the scholarship and they hold hands going back to Iris’s house.
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Ali calls Agnes to let her know about his culinary scholarship and she’s super proud of him. Greg hears with a sour face and she tells him to stop being a baby. Ali is being brave considering he stood up to him and admitted PMA wasn’t for him. In fact, Greg did the same thing to his father. He was supposed to go for medicine, but went to PMA instead. REALLY GREGGY?? *eye roll*
Ali is having a conversation with Cassandra and Iris. He wants to leave to get a job, so he can stop being a burden on Cassandra and move out. Cassandra and Iris insist he’s not a burden and there’s no need. Greg overhears and tells Ali that he heard about the scholarship, and that he doesn’t need a job. He needs to focus on his studies and he can do this by coming back home. Greg wants Ali to make him proud by being the best chef he can be. Aww. So sweet, Sir Greggy. I knew you’d lighten up.
Ali thanks Iris for everything. Iris says they are best friends and he’s always protected her. They are best friends and Ali doesn’t know what he would do if she wasn’t always there by her side. OOOo music came on. I think something romantic is going to happen. He admits he never had a girlfriend. Why would he need one? He always has her. Iris asks what he means by that. He says, he doesn’t know. He guesses it’s because he loves her. She says she loves him too. OMG. YAY! He leans in for a kiss…….. and it goes to the forehead. The episode ends with them hugging and smiling.
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Hmm… this felt like a shorter episode to me. I think it was only about 30 minutes. I think the episodes are usually 1 hour.
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