This brings us to episode 59, where we find our lovely ladies on Mariana’s futon. Julia is rehearsing her lines but she’s having trouble concentrating because she feels guilty that she’s doing this show without Mariana and it makes her feel weird and also she feels bad about how Armando showed up at the set.
Julia: I don’t know if I want to do this, and even less without you.
Mariana reminds her that she already signed the contract and that backing out would show a lack of respect for everyone: the production team, Julia and even Mariana.
Mariana: As best friends, we were joined together by the belly button and now as a couple it’s more about supporting each other and encouraging the other to do what they like to do. You’ve got your thing.
Julia: And yours?
Mariana: Doesn’t matter.
Later on, Mariana is watching more war movies or maybe war YouTube clips of men shooting loud firearms. This probably makes her feel closer to Hernan, but it’s making it hard for Julia to work on her lines. Like the good girlfriend that she is, Mariana puts on her headphones.
Julia goes back to her lines, the next of which reads, “We’re going to be okay, right?”
She glances at Mariana and repeats the line quietly.
Are you going to be okay? I don’t know. Hang on, let me consult my magic 8 ball.
Phew. It’s all good, you guys.
A little later, Mariana’s cooking in the kitchen with Hernan and discussing the war documentary she was watching. She tells him it helped to better understand him, and even though there’s things she’s not completely sure about, it helped to ask herself an important question:
Mariana: Is there anything I believe in strongly enough to fight for?
Mariana: Well, yes, Hernan. I believe really deeply in the freedom to love and I don’t know to one day reach a Utopia where homophobia doesn’t exist and where we can all live together in peace.
Imagine aaaalll the peeeople…
Hernan feels that he’s finally getting back some of that time that they lost. Then they strike a deal to always be a part of each other’s life and to always be straightforward with one another.
It’s Hernan’s idea, which means he’s probably hiding something.