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Acapulco season 2, episode 2 recap – what happened in ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’

October 22, 2022

We recap the Apple TV+ series Acapulco season 2, episode 2, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” which contains spoilers.

Acapulco season 2, episode 1 picked up where season 1 leave behind. Maxim (Eugene Derbez) is struggling because he fell for Don Pablo (Damian Alcazar), the girl he loves is engaged and he tries to get Memo a job with him at the pool. However, a moment occurs when Maximo opens his eyes and realizes he has figured this out. He succeeds, which leads Don Pablo to take him under his wing. Let’s dive into Season 2, Episode 2.

Recap – what happened in Acapulco season 2, episode 2?

The episode begins with Maximo telling Hugo (Raphael Alejandro) on what February 2 means in Mexico. Then, of course, Maximo breaks down what that means and how in 1985 he found the baby and brought the tamales for everyone. Finally, we return to 1985, where we see a young Maximo and his new pool colleague, Memo, working by the pools.

As Maximo walks around the hotel, he sees Isabel repeatedly confronting her about what she steals every time she comes to the resort. I will be upset if we don’t get more development between the two throughout the season. However, due to a pay cut (agreeing to tip Hector for Memo to get the job) and his mother’s surgery, Maximo’s family struggles to make ends meet.

Don Pablo walks up to Maximo to let him know that when he gives Diane his tea today, he makes sure to show off as a tennis fan to impress her more. While Don Pablo brings Diane to the steps of his office and mentions that the world-class players staying there should experience world-class service. At this time, Maximo made the realization that he could do it and was a tennis fan. So he talks about tennis, much to Diane’s dismay, but she likes the idea. Maximo takes this as a chance to impress the tennis player and get big tips.

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We’re at the pool, where Hector tells Memo he has to sit in a chair for an extended period for a special guest who’s coming soon. Memo is completely confused but likes the idea of ​​just sitting down at work. Next, we see Maximo meeting the tennis player and acting slightly overzealous to impress him.

Sara’s mother sees her going out with Roberta and wonders why she’s not at the butcher’s. However, Sara thinking on the fly, says, “Maximo broke up with Sara and was comforting her.” While they’re both there, she also mentions that Maximo isn’t quite the son because he’s seeing another woman named Skye. Sara’s mother is shocked and dismayed.

At the reception, Diane introduces Maximo to the person he is supposed to be looking after, who is not the man he met earlier. Maximo realizes this is an opportunity to take care of the two guys and earn twice as much money for his family. He therefore also devotes himself to the new tennis player. Afterwards, Maximo heads over to setting up the system for Aaron, and as he tries to run, he sits him down to play the game with him. Maximo unplugs the game to run and help the other guy.

Chad and Julia talk about his mother who doesn’t want them to get married. Chad tries to comfort her but is also terrified of his mother. Maximo forgets the tamales and returns home but is confronted by his family and Roberta. He doesn’t realize it but quickly understands Julia’s plan. Back at the hotel, the two tennis players passed each other and argued in the hallway. Don Pablo shares some advice with Maximo and helps him out of trouble.

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Julia confronts Chad’s mother about the wedding and tells her they don’t need her to help plan it. Chad’s mom says she doesn’t believe they’re meant for each other and they’re not in love. But Julia replies that she is in love with him. Finally, Chad’s mom says she’ll back off a bit and hopes they’ll work it out. Afterwards, at lunch, Isabel asks Julia and Chad about Maximo, and Julia (a bit jealous) agrees that she should ask him out.

Memo realizes that Hector tricked him and made him sit in the sun all day because he didn’t care about his shorts. Moments later, Hector leads the special guest to the chair, which has not been taken. He’s quite upset that Memo left the chair wide open. Afterwards, Roberta tells Sara that she can’t do this anymore because they risk their parents finding out. Sara is heartbroken, as is Roberta, but she knows it’s the right thing to do.

The end

After doing all these things for Aaron for a few days, Aaron mentions that it’s tip time. However, he gives him an action “advice” on tennis, which frustrates Maximo. Maximo calls him about it and Aaron is shocked. Well, Aaron hands him five dollars and sends it back. Well, Maximo starts putting two and two together, and Aaron’s hair is FAKE. A TMZ-like person we met earlier on the show is paying Maximo big bucks for the secret.

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At the end of the episode, Today, Hugo is excited because Maximo got the money and the revenge. But Maximo says he lost because he crossed a line he shouldn’t have. We see many pictures of Maximo, and the reporter fell on a bed, and Maximo says the case would come back to haunt him.

What did you think of Acapulco season 1, episode 2? Comments below.

Further reading for Acapulco season 2

  • Acapulco season 2, release date and episode 3 preview
  • Acapulco season 2, episode 3 recap (will be uploaded once aired)

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