Next, Tim is in New York to visit Emilio. They are walking in some park in Manhattan underneath some bridge. Emilio says that he's excited for Tim to meet his brothers because his family is the most important thing in his life. In the park, Tim meets Nicholas and Filipe. He asks them how they feel about Emilio and they say they are proud. "How proud?" pushes Emilio. He's such a charmer. "Very proud," they answer happily. One of the brothers says that Emilio is the hardest worker he knows. Emilio adds that they got their work ethic from their parents, then he interviews that his father came from the Dominican Republic with only one relative in New York. I guess that answers my question about where Emilio is from. It's funny, he doesn't really have any accent -- it's just his conjugation and stuff that reveals that maybe English wasn't his first language. Language is fascinating. Emilio tells Tim that his father worked as a janitor and his mother worked in a factory for thirty years so that he and his brothers could have a better future. We see some super cute photos of the boys when they were little. One of the brothers tells Tim that growing up in the South Bronx during the '70s and '80s was not easy. God, I bet not. We see some footage of the South Bronx during the '70s accompanied by period music. Emilio interviews that his upbringing was very urban and low-income. He saw beauty in the graffiti and was present for the birth of hip-hop.
Episode Report CardJeff Long: B+ | 854 USERS: B-
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