Now and Then (Season 1), Episode 6: Recap & Ending Explained
Now and Then (Season 1), Episode 6 Recap and Ending Explained: While ‘Now and Then’ has not been a perfect show by any stretch of the imagination, one factor that has always been in its favor has been the pacing and how with constant twists and turns, it keeps the audience’s interest. ‘A Good Day To Give Thanks’ is the first time that the writers have decided to forego its swift plotting. Of course, given the unpredictability it constantly has been trying to achieve, the writers couldn’t have sustained it throughout so it can only be hoped that the next episodes try to go back to that style. Given the revelations it makes at the end of the episode, that’s a plausible thing to hope for.
NOW AND THEN (SEASON 1), EPISODE 6 RECAP:
In the 2000 timeline, a montage of what happened during Alenjandro’s last Thanksgiving opens the episode as we see how different the relationships were at the time compared to the present, the most surprising one being the one between Marcos and his father, removed from their present mutual contempt towards each other. An obsessed Flora starts to test Sully’s patience as she takes decisions without informing him since he’s her superior. Yet her thoroughness soon bears fruit as she discovers that apart from the officials who first reached the scene, there were fingerprints of an unknown person around Jessica Thompson’s corpse. Pedro tells his mom what really happened with Alejandro and Jessica after she discovers a bloody pair of shoes, making her force him to confess to the police but he, guilt-ridden as he is, refuses, knowing that the others would denounce him as the killer and put him in jail to save themselves. This guilt is only compounded when we see that Pedro’s higher education was paid for by Rodrigo.
In the present day, Flora’s illegal bugging has been discovered by her superior, Willis and he suspends Belinda and Flora though the latter takes full responsibility, saving the former’s job. Later, Belinda visits Flora, blaming her for betraying her trust by making her risk losing her job, despite how much she admired and looked up to Flora. Flora’s suspension doesn’t deter her investigation which she continues on her own. Sully visits her during Thanksgiving to give her company, saying that he tried to get her suspension revoked, to no avail.
Marcos’s life is falling apart after Isabella’s departure. They run into each other one morning when she’s taking her stuff out of his apartment and he unsuccessfully lies to her about not cheating on her with Sofia. This separation makes him sink deeper into his drug addiction. During Thanksgiving dinner with his father and their colleagues, he abruptly leaves because he can’t focus and isn’t in the right frame of mind, despite being told by Arturo that Flora has been taken off the case.
In a flashback, Sofia rages at Daniela for having gotten Hugo involved in their blackmail plan, by sending the texts to Marcos, Ana, and Pedro from his phone. In the present, she continues to text Marcos, confused at his indifference, and keeps visiting a comatose Hugo at the hospital. There she meets Flora, who tells her that Hugo has something crucial and possibly incriminating to tell her as she was the last person he spoke to before crashing. Sofia has moved into a motel where Bernie comes to visit her and now at the end of his patience, gives her five days to pay him his money back lest she faces some severe consequences.
Pedro visits a dejected Ernesto in jail, assuring him that he’ll get him out and not throw him under the bus since he’s innocent after all. Marwen’s plans, to make Pedro spend Thanksgiving at an Entrepreneur Association and also denounce Ernesto the next time he goes in front of the press do not go down well with him. Despite the good press he’s getting in the wake of his debate, Pedro refuses to stick to Marwen’s words and doesn’t decry Ernesto in front of the press. He also refuses to stay away from his children for Thanksgiving dinner, making Marwen terribly angry and disappointing Ana immensely. The dinner doesn’t go well initially as Pedro desperately tries to maintain his control over his restive family, eventually breaking down and saying that all he wants is for them to spend the occasion together to consolidate the trust they share as a family. In a quarrel after dinner, it is revealed that Ana is quite clearly aware of Pedro’s romantic relationship with Ernesto.
NOW AND THEN (SEASON 1), EPISODE 6 ENDING EXPLAINED:
In 2000, the person who, in trying to stop Jessica Thompson from talking to 911, got her killed accidentally, is revealed to be Pedro.
A drunken Marcos calls Sofia, who comes to drive him home. There, he tells her that he never forgot about her in the twenty years they were apart. They reconcile and as she helps him in leaving the bar, he falls to the floor in what seems like a critical state.
Pedro tries to make peace with Ana after finding out that Flora has been taken off their case, suggesting the two go out for dinner. Yet as they’re about to, the babysitter reveals to him that Ana wasn’t home and stayed out quite late one night after the reunion, something Pedro had no idea about. A flashback shows us that the mystery figure who visited Daniela while she was writing her letter to Hugo was Ana. Ana returned home that night with her hands covered in blood.
Flora, still continuing her investigation on her own, as obsessively as always, receives a call from the hospital to inform her that Hugo has woken up from his coma.