Rico is telling Vanessa about the meeting with the principal, but it's naturally a tissue of lies. "I didn't go into details," he lies, but then he says the principal was looking for an explanation. And then he lies that "He said that our divorce is causing Julio to lash out, and frankly he's surprised that it hasn't caused more problems than it already has." I hate when people lead someone else into agreeing with them, and then "quote" that person to a third party as if the other person actually said it on their own. It's just so sneaky. Vanessa sadly says that it's hard to be a single mom as the kids get older, but she didn't realize it was causing such problems. "It's okay," Rico lies. "I'm on top of it. We're on top of it." And he strokes her hand comfortingly. And lyingly.
"Who is at the door?" Nate asks Maya, and holds her up to the window so she can identify "Papa n Maggie!" He lets them in, and George has Maya in his arms before he's fully in the door. I do like the relationship between those two. It's either because I'm a big softie or because they're close without making me recap a lot of dialogue. Maggie asks if it's okay that George came, and Brenda assures her that it is. "Please don't talk about me like I'm not here," George says pleasantly. I'm sure they didn't mean to; he was just three feet away, and you're on TV, so they probably assumed you couldn't hear them. Brenda starts off the evening by announcing that she and Nate have been having a fight. Nate tries to downplay it as "a disagreement." "What about?" asks George. Brenda starts to explain, but Nate suggests that maybe they should do this when company's not there. Brenda says Nate's right, and fake-pleasantly says that any "weird energy" is from them, has nothing to do with George and Maggie. Well, duh. Having hit Nate where he lives by embarrassing him in front of his girlfriend, Brenda heads off to the kitchen to open the bottle of wine they brought. My closed captioning says "[Maya babbles] Maggie," which is 100\% accurate.