'Vida' Season 3 Episode 2 sees Emma and Lyn on opposing sides, is Victor really their father?
Spoilers ahead for 'Vida' Season 3 Episode 2
'Vida' Season 3 Episode 2 sees Lyn (Melissa Barrera) try to put the letter that Eddy (Ser Anzoategui) left outside her and Emma's (Mishel Prada) apartment out of her mind. She cannot help thinking what if the letter is not an attempt to fool Emma and Lyn? What if her papi really is alive and it is, in fact, their mother who had hidden this fact? Lyn cannot help but think that this would finally give her a chance to have a family.
She voices the same opinion to Emma as well, but Emma tells her that even if Eddy's claims were true, which she doesn't think they are, she believes that her "father" should have looked for them. With the help of the lawyer that Eddy chose to dig up details regarding Vida's marriage, Lyn also finds out that he has been living just a few miles away from their apartment. The episode then draws a parallel between Lyn's need for a father and family that she doesn't have with Marisol. She has a father but is now alienated from him. She still cares for him and even reminds her brother Johnny to take care of his hospital appointments, but Johnny, a new father, forgets about it because of an emergency regarding his baby.
Marisol's father's condition is so serious that one missed appointment could be crucial, and just as Marisol had guessed, she arrives at home to find her father already dead. While Lyn hears of Marisol and Johnny's loss, she cannot help but think that she has one final chance to find out if her papi really is alive. The more she thinks about it all, the more she wants to dig. However, Emma has no interest in finding a man who was not interested in his daughters in the first place. She suspiciously enough seems quite okay with the news of her mother still being legally married to her father.
However, all her conflicted emotions boil over when she hears from Nico's former girlfriend Zoe that she and Nico are in fact married. This is not something that Emma had been aware of, and Zoe is extremely surprised that Nico wouldn't have told Emma the truth. Usually, Nico is honest with all her flings, says Zoe before throwing this fun fact on Emma's face.
This takes Emma back to Eddy's claims of her own papi still being married to her mother, Vida. This lie that her mother seems to have spun comes back to influence Emma's decisions regarding her dating life as well. She decides that she will no longer be stuck between Nico and Zoe and she even breaks up with Nico. It isn't too dramatic, and that's probably why this comes off as a shock. Nico continues to claim that she stayed married to Zoe only because of insurance, which is something that she needs considering that she is a freelancer, she claims. Emma, however, is done living with people who lie to her.
How will Lyn and Emma sort out this difference in opinion?
New episodes of 'Vida' season 3 drops every Sunday on Starz.