In episode 57, we pick things up with Julia and Mariana in bed together, which, sadly, sounds far more exciting than it actually is. Mariana is looking at war videos online and Julia is beside her, looking … I don’t know. Like she’s probably fantasizing about Armando.
Then we move on to the following morning, where Mariana is still on the computer, but has now moved from the bed to her desk.
Julia: On Twitter so early?
Mariana: No. I was just reading some things. How are you?
Julia: Good. And you?
Julia: How did it go with Hernan?
Mariana: Good. A little intense, but good.
Julia brings over the script for that TV series that we all forgot about. They only have one hour to prepare for it and Mariana doesn’t even know what it’s about. Julia tells her. It’s basically about two friends who fight over the same guy and also (*FORESHADOWING ALERT*) the question of whether or not it’s possible for there to exist love between three people.
Mariana says it sounds cool, but Julia thinks it sounds lame.
Julia: TV writers have no imagination! Everything is always about a love triangle. Why don’t they write about a foursome or a sixsome or something like that … something more original.
Mariana: Don’t joke. It’s already complicated enough without adding a third, fourth or sixth…
Julia: Well yeah. But imagine how much fun it will be. You and me … fighting over a man. That hasn’t happened in like … a thousand years.
Mariana: A thousand? More like never.
Julia brings up an Abraham from their youth that she insists Mariana had a crush on, except that Mariana insists she did not have a crush on him; she just wanted to steal his Power Rangers lunchbox. Julia gives up on the argument but says that regardless, Mariana is going to have to do something she hasn’t done in maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaany years.
Mariana: What’s that?
Julia: Kiss a man.
But yes. It’s in the script.
Mariana: What if he has a beard? No. I have a better idea. What if you and I rehearse that scene?
Julia: But I can’t help you. I don’t have a beard, my love.
That’s what I call having a leg up on the competition. Hahaha. Ahem. Sorry.
Later, on set, things that should never happen are happening.
Things get heated (barf) and Julia (theoretically in character) walks on set. At the sight of Mariana making out with this guy, her first thought is this:
Which is a scene from the very first episode. And also? WTF, Julia?! Your first thought when seeing your girlfriend making out with someone should be, “I am going to punch this dude in the face,” it should not be Random Memory of Ex-Boyfriend Sleeping With Random Redhead.
Sigh. I need another drink.
The director yells, “Cut!” And Mariana takes the opportunity to tell Julia to hurry up next time because the guy has a beard and she’s being tortured. As are we all.
Afterwards, the director tells them both to stick around, which sounds like good news. Mariana says that if they get the part, she’s coming with a razor next time to shave the guy’s beard. Julia tells her not to exaggerate because from where she was standing Mariana looked very into it.
Julia: I was thinking, ‘A few more takes, and this girl flips her canoe.’
And I am totally using that expression from now on because it is awesome.
Mariana isn’t sure she wants to take the part, which Julia thinks is crazysause and starts listing the many reasons why Mariana has to take the part. Then someone turns off the lights on set which is their cue to move into a brighter corner and make out.
Meanwhile, Armando tries getting a date, or, more likely, a one night stand, with someone I assume he used to have no trouble getting into his bed. Unfortuntely, now that he’s no longer a hotshot soccer player, he’s having a much harder time of things. He could always try Alma’s escort service. Just sayin.
Over at Mariana’s, Julia is saying that Mariana is too tense and starts massaging her shoulders.
In the process of enjoying her relaxing massage, Mariana has an epiphany.
Mariana: Hernan came to Mexico to die.
What?! No! Okay, yeah, probably.
But we’ll deal with that later, because after we cut from Julia and Mariana and move on to other things, we come back, and things are happening that should always be happening.
Except… of course… things that should never happen are happening in Julia’s mind…
Or maybe in Armando’s…
But more likely in both.
Who wants to go out for drinks? I’m paying.