Going to California

Season 1 Episode 17

Waiting For Gordo

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 24, 2002 on Showtime
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Waiting For Gordo
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While in Texas, Space and Ungalow run out of gas in the desert. They're both tired, hungry, thirsty, and really getting on each other's nerves. They push the car all the way to Gordo's Gas Station, but find it empty when they arrive. There's a note on the door stating that Gordo has gone to get gas. After hours of waiting, the boys give up and decide to go and find some help. When they return to the gas station, they find Pucho, a Latino man, trying to steal the Wildcat. Pucho tells Space and Ungalow that he was just trying to help them with the car, but Pucho is a little too suspicious for them to believe him. They hear a noise coming from the trunk, and after opening it, find Fortunato. Fortunato is a Mexican man who Pucho says is a deaf mute. Pucho tells the guys that he is being paid to smuggle the man across the border and take him to the north. He also says that his car broke down a few miles away, but they can use some of the gas to get the Wildcat started. Space volunteers to make the trek to the car with Pucho. Ungalow stays behind with Fortunato, who is now handcuffed to a railing. After finally making it to the car, Space and Pucho siphon some gas from the gas tank. They also drink some Mexican tequila, but that turns out to not be such a good idea- Pucho is even worse drunk. Meanwhile, Ungalow learns that Fortunato isn't really that helpless. He can't speak English fluently, but he can repeat things that he's heard. Ungalow feels sorry for the guy, and is angry at the way that he's been treated by Pucho. Meanwhile, Space has fallen asleep, and Pucho is nowhere to be seen when he wakes up. Pucho is back at the gas station and is planning to steal the Wildcat and drop of Fortunato to where he's supposed to be, so that he can get his pay. Ungalow takes off with the gas can, being chased by a knife-wielding Pucho, who eventually cuts a hole in the can. The gas leaks out, and now everyone is stuck. However, Space has an idea to fill the gas tank with tequila. The plan works. They handcuff Pucho to the railing on take off with Fortunato. They plan to drop Fortunato off with his relatives in San Antonio. As they leave, they decide not to leave Pucho handcuffed, so they toss him the key. However, they aren't going to let Pucho come with them- he can fend for himself. It turns out that he won't be left there for long. As they drive to San Antonio, they pass a gasoline truck featuring the Gordo's Gas logo on it.moreless

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