Javier and Letty continue to struggle with their not-so-good behavior as they attempt to give Jacob a normal life.
Good Behavior continues to build on the momentum that is Letty (Michelle Dockery) and Javier’s (Juan Diego Botto) crazy life. This episode continued to focus on doing whatever is necessary to give Jacob the life he deserves. Letty has a rude awakening when she realizes his tuition will cost an upwards of 20 grand per semester. Yikes, talk about top-notch education. Determined to have Jacob enrolled in school, she is wholeheartedly prepared to do anything to ensure his education. This is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to Letty. Her undeniable love for her son puts her in a position to take care of him in any way possible. However, this comes at the cost of her resorting to stealing and conniving to obtain the funds.
Letty isn’t the only one concerned when it comes to Jacob’s (Nyles Steele) life. Javier has taken it upon himself to contribute to Jacob’s costly education. He has been shunned by his family and finds himself alienated and helpless. The only people he has left to care for are Letty and Jacob, and he is determined to do just that. He embarks on a camping trip, unbeknownst to Letty, to do his usual hitman thing. Unfortunately for him, she finds out and does her best to interfere with the plan. Things continue to get complicated when Carin (Laura Bell Bundy) shows up with the kids. Much to Letty’s displeasure, Javier finds a way to get the job done. This comes at a cost as Apple (Alexa Nisenson) witnesses Javier letting a man jump to his death and he finds himself cornered when Jacob confronts him with this knowledge. Things are really getting complicated in the world of Good Behavior as Letty and Javier are forced to face their demons while being responsible for Jacob.
A lot went down this week and has set the stage for Javier and Letty’s future. Now, let’s meet our roundtable and get to discussing this week’s juicy episode!
Erin (@E_84) – Graphic designer, TV nerd, and amateur photo taker
Kara (@GoodBehaviorFan)– TV/Movie fan, dancer, and lover of music
Lauren (@Lollie_Eliza)– Avid reader, writer, TV fanatic, sending you tweets about my favorite reads and shows!
Karen (@InGoodCoToday)– Marketing consultant, digital magazine publisher, Good Behavior fan
Janice (@starloverpensa1)– Reader, writer, TV aficionado, die-hard Jetty fan
1. Sigh, last week Javier lost Silk. A death that is sure to haunt him and play a pivotal part of this season. How do you perceive this affecting him as the season goes on? To what lengths will he go to find the person responsible? Who do you think could have done it? Perhaps, someone in Javier’s family (aka his dad) or is it someone else targeting him? What did you think about Ava not inviting Javi to Silk’s memorial? And do you think Silk’s death will affect his and Letty’s relationship and overall dynamic? Share your thoughts!
Erin (@E_84): I think Silk’s death is ripping Javier apart. Not having Ava is also ripping him apart. I think he’s going to go to great lengths to find the person (or people) responsible I just hope he doesn’t put his family’s lives in jeopardy while doing so. I think it’s someone from Javier’s past. Maybe even Teo… I got some pretty bad vibes from the guy. I hate that Ava didn’t invite Javier to Silk’s memorial. The look on Javier’s face as he walked out of the restaurant broke my heart. I just hope that they can mend their relationship somehow. I think Silk’s death will affect Jetty’s dynamic, how could it not? They just need to keep the lines of communication open. Javier and Letty need to communicate with each other and be on the same side. Once they start going in opposite directions who knows what will happen.
Kara (@GoodBehaviorFan): Silk dying will definitely make Javier want to go and avenge his death. I think it will be a slow build as the season goes on where he will go through different emotions and then he will finally hit a breaking point. Once he hits that point he will do anything to find out who killed him and potentially putting Letty and Jacob at risk. I still think it’s someone in Javier’s family or maybe even Teo who we met this week. I hated that Ava didn’t invite Javier to Silk’s memorial but at the same time I could understand where she was coming from because he has lied to her for so long and she is still hurt but she could have invited him just so he could be there for her daughters. I absolutely think Silk’s death will affect Javier and Letty’s relationship as the season progresses. I think Javier will pull away from Letty as the season progresses if he can’t find out what happened to Silk.
Lauren (@Lollie_Eliza): Oh yes. It is quite obvious that Silk’s death is significantly affecting Javi. I don’t think that’s going to change anytime soon. I believe Javier feels a bit responsible for Silk’s death due to his line of work and the role Silk played in it. Would Silk be dead if Javier had never involved him? Javier is very hard on himself. He still blames himself for the death of Little Santino and now I feel he’s doing the same with Silk. After all, Silk seemed to be the only person aside from his sister (who has now cast him aside) that Javier had or could depend on. They were his family and now I believe he’s feeling an extreme sense of loss that could take a toll on everything in his life. I still stick with one of my theories that Javier’s father is somehow involved in Silk’s death. I certainly believe Javier will get to the bottom of it and it won’t be pretty when he does.
Karen (@InGoodCoToday): I think that Javier’s mission to find out who killed Silk is going to be an important ongoing storyline. Silk’s death is the clearest warning to Javier that someone, or some people, are even more intent on getting to him than the FBI – and unlike the FBI, are more vicious in their pursuit. While this story will likely be a new bond that keeps Javier and Ava close, it is possible that her former boyfriend Teo is involved (or is that too obvious to be the case?) I wasn’t surprised that Javier wasn’t invited to the memorial, and I don’t think Silk’s death will be a huge factor between him and Letty. However, when we saw Silk’s body, I feel like the season really kicked into high gear, and I got concerned that it symbolized “the beginning of the end” of how things have been until now for Javier.
Janice (@starloverpensa1): Silk’s death had a profound effect on Javier because they were very close. Knowing how he felt after the death of his little brother and how he shouldered the blame and still does, I wouldn’t be surprised if he feels the same way about Silk’s death and takes it to heart as well and blames himself. I think Javier is going to go to extremes to find out who killed Silk and who is trying to kill him as they’re probably one and the same. I do believe it’s tied to his father and this Teo character is not giving me a good vibe. Ava planning the memorial and not inviting Javier is to be expected because of the way things stand with them, but it doesn’t make it ok and it was a low blow to say he wasn’t family. I wanted to cry for Javier right there. I think in general Silk’s death is going to affect Javier and Letty’s relationship only because, as I read the situation in the opening scene, yes he turned to Letty when he was vulnerable and in pain, but at the same time he shut down and pulled away in the morning. It hurt my Jetty heart.
2. It has been intriguing to see the back and forth banter between Letty and Javier when it comes to their “jobs”. Javier wants Letty to give up stealing, as it means she could lose Jacob if caught. Letty wants Javier to stop killing because she knows he has a target on his back and after all, they do have Jacob. What do you think of this? Should they stop? Can they stop? Should they actually try to get jobs like normal people? Is that even an option? What are their options, if not this? Tell us what you’re thinking!
Erin: Should they stop? Yes. Will they stop? No. I don’t think they could stop even if they tried. I tried picturing Letty having a normal job… yeah, I don’t think that will ever happen. Letty rocks a wig like no other. In all seriousness though I get where Javier is coming from. If Letty gets caught she’ll go to jail again and lose Jacob. At the same time, Letty knows Javier has a target on his back so it’s a lose-lose situation. The banter between the two when they’re fighting about their jobs is just too good! I never want that to stop.
Kara: I’m not so sure they can stop. A good portion of their lives they have been doing this and I don’t think at this point in their relationship together it can be enough for them to stop doing it. I also think if they were to stop they would find their lives to be boring and will turn to something else. I think the two of them have a lot they need to work on before going to find a permanent job giving their history.
Lauren: Should they stop? Oh, where’s the fun in that? Ha! They should stop for Jacob’s sake but I highly doubt they will. They don’t lead normal lives and they haven’t for a very long time. It’s extremely hard for them to just say “Okay! I’m going to change everything I am and everything I’ve known for most of my life”. I’m not quite sure where things will go from here but I would bet a pretty penny it’s going to be a bold, steamy, and extremely messy ride. Just the way we like it
Karen: Despite the fact that Javier is being pursued, he seems intently dedicated to sticking with his primary money-making job. He gave us tremendous insight into why he feels this way – he absolutely needs “family” to take care of, since losing his sister and nieces. He seems to feel that Jacob and Letty are his dependents and he will do whatever it takes to provide for them in the best way he knows how. After the pivotal event of Javier saving Letty from Bryce, it seems that Letty has come to the realization that Javier’s way is probably the best way to preserve their family. But, for the longer term, I’ve always wondered if Javier and Letty might be in a position to “translate their skills” into a legitimate existence – by working for the FBI for example, in a strange twist involving Rhonda.
Janice: When I read the description for the episode and saw the previews I found it so endearing that they wanted to protect each other. When you take a quick glance at the situation it may seem that they’re picking at or being mean to each other, but they’re not. They’re both driven to protect the other as well as look out for Jacob. Javier is looking to protect Letty so that she doesn’t get arrested and lose Jacob. Letty is looking out for Javier so that he doesn’t get killed and/or the FBI doesn’t set a trap and capture him. They’re both noble in that aspect. But the reality of the situation is that in the long run, a normal life with normal jobs is truly not in the cards for Letty and Javier. They are two beings who don’t do normal in the sense that society sees normal. They both had a rough and lonely life that they controlled. In finding each other they have met their match and their equal. Jacob needs to go back and live with Estelle and Rob to have a normal life, while Javier and Letty go back out on the road and come back to visit him. If there is a way to make what they do into something positive then I say let them continue. I don’t know how but anything is possible.
3. Alright, so Teo. We must discuss Teo. Who is he? It was immediately apparent that he was a past boyfriend of Ava’s but what is his deal? He was awfully interested in Javier and his whereabouts, wasn’t he? What do you think his introduction means for our dear Javi? Could Teo be the one targeting him? Could he be the one who killed Silk? It was extremely convenient that he “found out” about Silk’s death and came to give his condolences, right?
Erin: Something’s off about Teo. I do not trust him. I think there’s a possibility Teo has something to do with Silk’s death. He conveniently shows up at the memorial to give his condolences… I’m not buying it. He was a little too interested in Javier. Time will tell!
Kara: As soon as he came on the screen I knew he would be trouble. We didn’t find out much in this episode other than he was Ava’s boyfriend and was a friend of Javier. I don’t think he was ever friends with Javier more like he made Javier do something and they are more acquaintances than friends. Without knowing more about him he is at the top of every list right now. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next for this storyline.
Lauren: My first thought was “Uh oh. Stranger danger!” – I thought Teo was creepy from the minute he walked in. He screamed assassin to me. It’s very odd for him to suddenly pop up so close to Silk’s death. I would even go as far as to say that Teo might well be working for Ava and Javier’s father. His interest in Javier’s whereabouts definitely makes me wonder if he is the one responsible for Silk’s death and if Javi is next on his list. I’m very interested to see more of Teo and how this plays out.
Karen: Ava did seem unpleasantly surprised with Teo’s appearance, but would his involvement in Silk’s death be too obvious? I hope that the willingness of Ava’s daughters to chat so openly with Teo didn’t give him important information. We really don’t want him to use Ava to get to Javier – but this is starting to look likely. Trust no one Ava – and for goodness sake, teach your daughters to keep family secrets!
Janice: As I previously stated, as soon as he walked into Ava’s restaurant I said no bueno! My Spanish came out in droves. He just immediately rubbed me the wrong way. Yes, it was immediately made clear Ava and him had a past and he knew her family, but he was too intrusive in his questioning of the girls. Right away he wanted to know about Javier and what happened at a family dinner. This is a memorial service for their father and he’s sitting there pumping them for information. I loved it when he was told by one of the daughters to stop lying when he tried to cover up what he was doing to Ava. On the one hand, I think it’s too obvious that he’s the one that killed Silk and is targeting Javier. But on the other hand he’s being too shady so what else can he possibly be up to. I have no doubt though that the father had something to do with sending him to spy on Ava and the girls and by extension Javier. He’s trouble either way.
4. When it comes to lying, Javier is nowhere near Letty’s level. This episode we saw him try his hand at it and fail. Whether that was lying to Letty about his “camping trip” or him trying to connect with the college guys, he just couldn’t do it. What do you think this says about him as a person? How does that play into what he does for a living? How can he, as a hitman, struggle with lying but kill someone in cold blood without blinking an eye? Do you think it goes hand in hand or he doesn’t have to be skilled at both?
Erin: I don’t think anyone is near Letty’s level of lying, except for maybe Jacob. I did kind of buy his lie about the camping trip, but then Ava blew that wide open. Letty going to the campsite to confront him about the lie was the best though. So many amazing lines but this one takes the cake. “Pull that back out of the ground so I can murder you with it.”Javier trying to connect to the college guys was hilarious. Javier telling that beach story was painful to watch. You would think being a good liar and a hitman would go hand in hand. I guess it doesn’t. We’ve seen him kill and not flinch.
Kara: Before meeting Letty I don’t think he has ever lied this much other than to his family about what he does for a living. So I think he is just getting into lying because he doesn’t want Letty to know what he is doing. When it was just Javier he just killed the person and then left he never had to come up with lies about what he was doing. I think Javier truly thinks that he is killing these people because they have done something bad and they don’t deserve to live so I don’t think he struggles with that but when it comes to lying to his family that’s why he struggles because he loves them so much. Before Letty, I don’t think they went hand in hand but now that he has Letty and Jacob I think he has to do both.
Lauren: I think that Javier has his very own moral compass. I also believe that Javier somehow justifies the hits he takes on. For instance: This episode we have Bryce. Bryce is a rapist who taunted the woman he raped until she ended up taking her own life. In one episode last season we had the hit and run of a child, while the rich drivers got off scot-free. Well, that is, until Javier took them out. This also goes back to Javier blaming himself for his little brother’s death. He considered himself a killer the day Little Santino died because he was told he was a killer by his Father. He was just a boy that loved his family so of course, he would believe what his father said. Hence, the evolution of Javier. He believes he’s a killer so why not just be a killer and make money as well? Javier almost has a vigilante quality about him. It’s interesting.
Karen: I think this episode really explained a lot about Javier’s motivation and how he likes to “do business”. Javier likes to keep each job as simple as possible. He doesn’t embrace the process (like Letty does, with detailed lies and “disguises”). Javier is focused on getting to the end-result as quickly and easily as possible. When he receives an assignment, I really believe he sees himself as the good guy – almost in a super-hero way, you know, Batman, Superman, Hitman! I think he feels he is doing society a favor by removing the real bad guys. Bottom line, he feels he is dealing in fairness and justice – and that leaves very little room for intrigue and lies.
Janice: Technically he didn’t fail to lie to Letty at first. If Ava hadn’t called her to speak to her she would have believed the Santino lie and she would have been none the wiser. Now at the campsite, he went down in flames. The guys were so stoned that they were believing his lies, except for Bryce who was sober for the most part and felt his alpha status threatened. With the way Javier works, he doesn’t really need to lie because there’s very little conversation. When a job does require conversation it’s obvious he brings in a person as a prop the way he did in season 1 with Letty. With the exception of Daphne, the very first kill Letty tried to stop him from committing, all the rest of the kills were “bad” people who did horrible things to other people. By his own words, Javier is calmly and coldly delivering justice because these people all should have gone to jail, but because they had money and great lawyers they got off. Also, how much of a cold-blooded killer is he that, barely knowing Letty, he didn’t kill her? So it really doesn’t go hand in hand or necessary for his work. In the end, the fact that he doesn’t lie speaks volumes on the good person that he is underneath and the man that Letty is attracted to. There is a part of her drawn to the hitman and danger, but overall the man she’s in love with is Javier the person behind it all.
5. Carin with a “C” continues to play a bigger role in the lives of Letty, Jacob, and Javier as the season unfolds. What do you think of her so far? Is she good news or bad news? Is it good for Letty to have someone she can call a friend in the midst of the madness? What do you think Carin’s significance will be going forward?
Erin: Carin with a “C” continues to be one of my favorites. I think she’s good but who knows. I think it’s super important Letty has a friend in the midst all of the lies and killings. One thing’s for sure, there’s more to Carin than meets the eye I just hope it’s good and not bad for Jetty.
Kara: I still think there is something up with her that I can’t pinpoint yet but I get the feeling that she is bad. I don’t think she is good for Letty. I mean in this episode she was doing drugs and that is the one thing Letty is trying to get away from. I think they could be friends but Letty doesn’t need someone who would influence her to do drugs. Since I think there is something bigger with Carin I think we will be seeing a lot more of her.
Lauren: Where do I even start with high as a kite Carin? She really stepped it up this episode. That woman is batty with a side of ditz. I think Carin means well, BUT, she could possibly destroy the progress Letty has made. There was a very pivotal moment in this episode when everyone is partying around the campfire and Letty is staring at Carin in slow motion. In this moment, I believe she was sort of seeing what she herself looked like when out of control. I’m interested to see how much Carin will be around during the coming episodes and what impact that will play on not only Letty but also Javier and Jacob.
Karen: I think Carin is Letty’s next convert – in the footsteps of Christian. Carin has shown us that she can seem to shake off the hurtful situation she’s in with her husband – but she doesn’t do it in the healthiest way. I think she’ll be eager to jump on the Letty train and actually be a true partner in crime. I’m more concerned about Apple’s involvement than Carin’s.
Janice: Carin seems like an ok person. She appears to have a lot on her plate keeping up appearances and being the happy homemaker. When she lets loose though watch out world and in particular Letty. She may be a nice person but I don’t trust her. I don’t trust her for the sake of Letty’s sobriety. She may be a confidante for Letty and an ends to a mean but I feel she may be dangerous to the family even if it’s inadvertently.
6. Letty focused all her energy this episode into preventing Javi from killing his next target. She interfered in a way she hasn’t before and it seems this could become problematic for the couple going forward. What are your thoughts on this? What did you think of her comment, “I want you to leave a person alive for once”? What did you make of Javier telling her he is supposed to work and she needs to be home? Yay or nay? Did he mean well or was he being a jackass? If neither of them stops killing or stealing, could this mean the eventual end of their relationship? Or will they adjust? Will this become their new normal, despite Jacob alongside them? Share, share, share!
Erin: Letty worked overtime trying to prevent Javier from killing Bryce and what did she get in return? I hated that Bryce tried to rape her and was happy that in the end, Javier got the job done. I didn’t like Javier telling Letty she’s supposed to stay home and he’s supposed to work. I think he was being a total jackass in that moment although he did have a point about Letty spending more time with Jacob. I don’t think they’ll break up if neither stops their bad habits but it’s going to definitely strain their relationship. If they’re going to continue stealing and killing then they just need to adjust. They can’t hide things from each other. If they don’t change then they have to be honest about it.
Kara: This isn’t the first time we have seen Letty having a problem with Javier killing people and I don’t think it will be the last. This episode felt a lot like the pilot when she interfered so he wouldn’t kill the lady in the house which in the end didn’t work and like this episode, the person still died. I did not like Javier telling Letty that she needed to be at home and he needed to work it’s 2017 if a woman wants to work they should be able to and if they want to be the head of the house they should be able to. I don’t think this will end their relationship. I think at the end of the day they love each other and want to be together but I don’t think it will be easy for them. I think they will just have to accept that they both don’t like what the other does.
Lauren: I think Javier is struggling with the fact that Letty cares about his choices as he hasn’t had that in a very long time. Especially someone that knows everything about his life. He doesn’t have to hide who he is with Letty. Then we have Letty who isn’t used to someone caring about her stealing or doing drugs. In a way, they are very much struggling with the same thing but they deal with it differently. I do think Javier meant well. He’s never had a family of his own. He definitely considers Letty and Jacob his family now. So, of course, this is an adjustment for everyone involved. I believe he thinks he is looking out for his family by making sure Letty stays out of trouble considering she has a criminal record and he does not. I definitely think this is going to get messy as the season progresses!
Karen: Witnessing Bryce in action (attacking Letty) helped us, and Letty, better understand Javier’s perspective. Once she saw firsthand, and at great personal risk, that Javier really was “the good guy” in the Bryce situation, and that Bryce really was an active threat to women – I think it helped legitimize Javier’s job in her eyes. Now, if Letty can earn Javier’s respect for her ability to generate income, we’ll see a double income family. I think this will become their new normal and somehow Jacob, in all his maturity, will fit in. He has assumed the role of cover – having lied for Letty as far back as the baseball game in Season 1.
Janice: Jetty is my heart. Javier and Letty are a ship that is so unique that you can’t help but fall in love with them. They are not dysfunctional but unconventional. The only time they are truly dysfunctional is when they’re apart (thank you, Tara Sproles). When they’re together and on the same page they’re an unbeatable unit that can set the world on fire. Without trying to be repetitive these are two loners that by a twist of fate found each other and they turned out to be each other’s soulmate, ying and yang, whatever way you want to put it but they breathed life into each other and save each other literally and metaphorically. Prior to meeting each other they just existed in life and now they live life with each other and for each other. They may not be ready to admit it to each other but they are deeply in love with each other and have an ingrained need to save each other. Letty is not one to get sappy or sugar coat what she says but she has the best of intentions in this episode. She didn’t want Javier to endanger his freedom or his life if she could just as easily go to one of the nearby hotels and pull one of her jobs. He wants the best for her and wants to protect her, so he also had the best of intentions. However, in this episode, they were both wrong. With the manner in which they delivered their messages to each other and failing to comprehend where each one was coming from. Letty failed to see that yes Javier is taking seriously his role as her partner, Jacob’s father figure and a provider, but only in the way, he knows how. Javier failed to see that Letty, in her own way as his partner, was worried for his safety. They both heard the words but failed to grasp the idea and feelings of the other. As the season progresses they’re going to have to learn to comprehend what the other does and adjust accordingly. Letty didn’t want this man killed but in the end, after she was attacked saw the necessity as to why he needed to go. I can’t really see Jacob being a permanent fixture in their lives on a day to day basis. They can’t do normal and they wouldn’t want to put him in danger. I believe that they will find the balance for their lives together but they will, of course, go through their ups and downs first. They also need to admit their feelings for each other. I’m pulling for Jetty and need them to make it.
7. Well, that’s awkward. Apple saw Bryce walking off the cliff, and Javier just standing there watching it happen. Do you think she’ll say something to her parents? What did you think of Jacob trying to convince her to believe she didn’t see anything? Is this the start of him following in Letty’s footsteps? Ugh. How do you think Jacob feels when he realizes Bryce really is missing? And what will that do to the family dynamic?
Erin: Awkward with a capital A!!! I think she’ll eventually say something to her parents. How could she not? She’s quite outspoken and I don’t see her keeping her mouth shut about it. My jaw dropped when Jacob told Apple she was drunk and drunk people always lie and that he gets drunk all the time. He was a mini Letty in that moment. I think Jacob was conflicted when he realized Bryce was missing. I don’t see him ratting out Javier but I just hope it doesn’t cause a wedge between them. I did like that he was open to them in the car about it. He could have kept it to himself. We’ll just have to see how they’ll all move forward from this camping trip.
Kara: I don’t think she will say anything right now since Jacob told her she was drunk and that she was just seeing things since she had never drank before. At that moment when Jacob was convincing Apple, I think he was convincing himself at the same time that there was no way that Javier would do that. But as soon as Jacob saw Javier coming out of the woods I think he started to believe it but was still unsure but when he woke up in the morning to see that Bryce is missing he knew what Apple saw was true. I think that moment when Jacob saw that Bryce was missing was the moment the show was going to change and their family would never be the same again.
Lauren: That was crazy! If we didn’t know before, we most certainly know now that Jacob is Letty’s son in every sense of the word. As we saw, he wasn’t quite as quick with his words as Letty is when she lies, but he seems to have convinced Apple for the time being that she didn’t really see what she saw. Jacob is a brilliant kid. He’s not going to be fooled. I have a feeling he will be watching Jetty much more closely after this camping trip. I can’t wait for next week’s episode!
Karen: The more Carin likes Letty, the safer they are from Apple’s stories. Jacob took to lying on Letty and Javier’s behalf very easily in Season 1. He’s a natural. And he’s very loyal to them. I think that what Jacob values most will be their honesty – or their version of honesty. If he feels they are lying or treating him like a child, it will hurt their dynamic. Otherwise, I feel like he will protect their family unit however he can.
Janice: When I saw that camera shot through the trees towards Javier I got nervous. When I saw Apple running to the tent I was like crap!!!! Danger! Danger!!! My worst fears came to life when she told Jacob what she saw. Before this, I could see Apple was no good. She’s not a good friend for Jacob and a bad influence. I think she’s a rotten Apple. If a news article comes out in regards to Bryce having killed himself she will let everyone know what she saw if she doesn’t blackmail poor Jacob with the information. She will at least tell her father and he was not a nice person. Jacob, on the other hand, shocked me with the quick way he covered for Javier. He’s exactly like his mom and had a story right away to explain it to Apple. He’s definitely a chip off the old block which is interesting, to say the least. I’m curious to see how this progresses and how it can possibly change his feelings towards Javier.
Final Verdict: Letty and Javier truly face a dilemma now that Jacob has become aware of Javier’s “profession”.
It seems the more Letty and Javier try to be “normal”, the more life resists. Under all the lying, murdering, and stealing, their intentions are pure. They want Jacob to live a life that he deserves. This task has been easier said than done and is coming at a grave cost. This episode revealed a side of Javier to Jacob that he has been unaware of up until now. Not to mention, Jacob doesn’t seem too flustered over it, but rather uses his mother’s tactics to lie and cover it up. As the season progresses, we are seeing a side of Jacob that is aligning with Letty’s mannerisms. This will not bode well for Jacob moving forward and goes against everything Letty is trying to provide for him. However, Jacob has only seen Letty lie and cheat to get the job done, so can we blame him for thinking it’s normal?
On the other hand, Javier seems to be unraveling as each episode goes by. Given that his family won’t speak to him and he has lost a dear friend, it seems logical. Not to mention, someone is out for his blood and has made him a target. In all this mess, he only sees one thing that makes complete sense to him, providing and caring for Letty and Jacob. And as we have seen, he is willing to do this, whatever the consequences may be.