On Pose Season 1 Episode 5, Elektra is reminded why became a mother after her surgery, Patty learns about Stan's affair, and Blanca attends her mother's funeral.

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Right before the Mother’s Day ball, Blanca gets news that her mother has passed away. Unsure about whether she'll go, Blanca ultimately takes Pray’s advice not just to say goodbye, but to be a healthy example for the House of Evangelista. Once there, she is confronted by her sister and made fun of by family. However, her one of her mother’s sisters invites her to the funeral reception after the service. While reminiscing, Blanca is attacked by her brother when she requests to have their mother's recipe book. Blanca storms out, but later on, Blanca's sister drops by her apartment to drop off the recipe book and kinder words.

Elektra gets her gender confirmation surgery, but Blanca is her only hospital visitor. While there, Blanca reveals her mother’s death and confesses she wants a better relationship with Elektra. This helps Elektra remember the person and mother she once was, and inspires her to turn things around with her own house children in time for them to win the Mother’s Day ball. Meanwhile, Matt tells Patty about Stan's affair, setting Patty on a path to unraveling who Angel is. Patty tracks Angel down to the ball before confronting her outside the building.

Episode Details

On Pose Season 1 Episode 5, after the death of her mother, Blanca finds she is forced into a position where she must reconnect with her estranged siblings.

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Pose Season 1 Episode 5 Quotes

Elektra: So what's your story? Let me guess. Mommy kicked you out after catching you in a dress. Where are you staying?
Blanca: Usually at Washington Square. Some nights I get a bed at the youth shelter.
Elektra: What possessed you tonight?
Blanca: I wanted to be pretty. To be seen. To belong, I guess. I thought this community would see me and want me. I know I wasn't great, and I know I don't have my look all the way put together, but it felt warm under those lights.
Elektra: You do have potential. We just have to work on your look before you ever step foot in front of those shady bitches.
Blanca: Can I be honest with you? I don't think I'll ever be as real as you. No one questions you or looks at you the way they do me. It's not that I give a fuck about what people think, but I do want to be seen and respected as a woman. That's who I see myself to be.
Elektra: You think I just woke up one day and poof I looked like this? No. It takes work, drive, sacrifice to be a woman. You have something rarer than beauty though. You have heart, and you're not afraid to lead with it. That quality will get you everything. Now, what is it you want, my child.
Blanca: I don't want to be cold again. And I don't want to be laughed at again. I want to be real.
Elektra: You're coming home with mother.
Blanca: Wait, you want to be my mother?
Elektra: No, I am your mother.

Blanca: I miss her.
Pray: You'll always have the memories.
Blanca: Yeah, the good and the bad.
Pray: Yes, ma'am. That's the burden of having a parent. They haven't a clue what they're doing, and every mistake they make chips away at us. As we get older, we gotta glue the pieces back together. We can blame them, but here's the thing. They're human. They make mistakes. When my daddy died, I went through it. I blamed myself for all the black eyes and lost time.
Blanca: Have you found forgiveness?
Pray: Oh... it depends on the day.
Blanca: I feel you. I don't know Pray. It don't feel right attending a funeral of a woman who rejected me.