'Promised Land' Episode 5: Billy and Joe reconcile over Junior's health and welfare

The brothers whose relationship has been in turmoil for decades finally saw some mending as they shared concern for Lettie's son


                            'Promised Land' Episode 5: Billy and Joe reconcile over Junior's health and welfare
Yul Vazquez as Billy/Father Ramos, John Ortiz as Joe Sandoval in 'Promised Land' (ABC)
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Spoilers for 'Promised Land' Episode 5 'Los Rivales/ Rivals'

ABC returned with a brand new episode of the Latinx family drama series 'Promised Land' and the fifth episode was more warm and hearty than usual as we saw various family members bond. Carmen(Mariel Molino) helps Mateo(Augusto Aguilera) turn his failed wine into a success, Veronica(Christina Ochoa) and Antonio(Tonatiuh) discuss their future along with all the siblings playing around and getting drunk as well.

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But one relationship that still required mending was that of the brothers: Joe (John Ortiz) and Billy (Yul Vazquez), which finally saw some progress. So read on to know how they came about to on friendlier terms in the fifth episode of 'Promised Land'.

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Episode 5 saw the feuding brothers, Joe and Billy forced to work together when an incident takes place at school. Junior (Miguel Ángel García) who was insulted by a classmate had retaliated with a punch and had disappeared. Billy who was at the scene was worried as the young boy was a drug addict and may have run away to get high prompting him to immediately call his parents. Joe picks up and rushes over but is clueless about where his son could have gone. But Billy who has been counseling Junior through his addiction thinks he might know where he could have gone.

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The ride to the place is incredibly uncomfortable as Billy tells Joe that Lettie (Cecilia Suárez) loves him and that she has never loved him like that, and tries to assure Joe he is not after his wife. But the angry brother has no ears for this and just wants to find his son. Reaching a playground where Junior habitually got high, the two get into a fight as Joe tries to make him admit that he loves Lettie. Billy also responds in anger and punches him back denying the allegation. In an emotional moment, the two fathers come to an understanding as Joe is saddened that the park where he taught Junior to play soccer is used to get high by him. Junior who was watching only comes out when he sees the two calm down. Junior assures them that he didn't get high even though he was tempted to as the advice Billy gave him worked, with him being able to control his urge.

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This saw a grateful Joe smile a bit as his son was safe due to Billy with them leaving for their home together. But what was supposed to be the last goodbye doesn't turn out to be so as Billy later joins the whole Sandoval family for lunch and we learn that it was Joe who wanted him there. Learning that people are capable of change, helped the two brothers to reconcile after ages of having a fractured relationship with the episode ending on a happy note that sees everyone bond and laugh together.

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'Promised Land' returns with a new episode on Monday at 10 pm ET on ABC.