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Spoiler: Season 2 Of ‘On My Block’ Has Fans Screaming With Joy And Fear

Our collective consciousness is firmly placed in the second stage of grief at Netflix for canceling One Day at a Time. One of the shows we have left from Netflix for YA Latino representation is On My Block.

To recap Season 1: Jamal found the Roller World money. Monse found her birth mother and doesn’t know it yet. Diego didn’t kill Tyrell as ordered by his older brother/ gang leader Spooky. Tyrell showed up at Olivia’s quince and shot Ruby and Olivia. ☹️

SPOILER: We have all the spoilers. ⬇️

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You may be able to reduce your therapy costs by 70 percent by just skimming through these spoilers. That’s because fans have all the funniest memes to cope.

The fans have spoken: nobody is missing Olivia this season.

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Sure, some people are mourning the death of Olivia but so many On My Block Fans are not. Twitter has not a tear to shed over the death of the character.

Even Kehlani, Goddess Herself, came out as a major fan of On My Block.

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As tragic as episode one of Season Two was, the comic relief was geared toward Latinos and minorities. When it was revealed Ruby was planning to give Olivia a Spanish-English dictionary for her birthday? ????

We’re here to see masculinity presented as a strong display of feelings.

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Caption: “i’m ngl, seeing both ruby and cesar express their pain with tears is so beautiful to me. it’s nice to see a change in masculinity in shows/movies. it’s ok for boys to show emotion. it only shows that they’re human. i love you #onmyblock!”

When we first read this, our hearts dropped, too.

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These On My Block fans have no chill when it comes to showing their love for their favorites. However, is there even a lie in this tweet? Honestly, we ask you to let us know.

Even Jason Genao came out on Twitter to thank the fandom.

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His Twitter words exactly: “I want to say thank you for those who are showing support. This version of Ruby is for those who are told emotions are for the weak and more so those struggling with mental health. Your platform is now too big for them to ignore. We see you (we see you jasmine voice)”

Plus, we get to see how Ruby and Jasmine’s friendship evolves without Julia (forgive me, ghost).

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The two have been longtime neighbors and Jasmine makes extra effort to comfort Ruby during his grieving process. Then she puts on a Bachelor’s-esque show for Ruby to get a date to the dance. Don’t worry–Monse threw feminist shade all over it.

The fandom elevates Jasmine to A-list performance and full level obsession this season.

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@PricklyPundit was 100 percent here for Jasmine: “She was excellent as the comic relief in S1, but only 3 episodes in to S2 and my love for Jasmine is officially solidified. The glimpse into her home life and overall outlook on life was done really well and added such nuance to an already amazing character. #OnMyBlock

Turns out, Jasmine is living in Enlightenment.

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This season, we learn about her family life and how she has the strength to be fearlessly herself. She lives for herself–nobody else.

Jamal had a total and complete meltdown over having that much cash.

 
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He didn’t tell his friends about the Roller World money because he felt it was too insensitive. We know he felt this way because he talked about it extensively with the gnomes from Julio.

He set up cameras in his room and watched himself roll around in the piles of cash.

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Boy was having legitimate paranoia about being rolled up on if anyone found out he had $200k in a duffel in his laundry bin.

THEN, THERE WAS THIS REVELATION:

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Cardi B’s got at least another 20 years before she becomes an abuelita but we have a glimpse into the future now. ????

Let’s talk about when Monse discovered Julia was actually her mother, Selena.

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No, this is not a telenovela, but it might as well be. Monse was telling Julia about how her name is a mashup of her parents’ name and Julia comes out with this. ????

We’re all pissed off at how that relationship ended…

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How could Selena just start crying in response to her daughter asking if she could have left her if she looked more like her (read: white).

Selena told her friends that Monse’s dad was abusive.

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Bye, Becky. Monse could never live with her mom when her new friends are all afraid of her dad.

The gang seems to be unafraid of Spooky this season.

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Jamal tried to buy Diego’s protection and Spooky just swiped the money.

Spooky: “We’re not going to forget you helped us.”

Jamal: “I don’t care about your good will. I want my money!”

Jamal and Abuelita continue to be the most important friendship on television.

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The two found $200,000 together in Season 1 and launder it in Season 2. Iconic.

Oh, and we’re all scarred by the finale.

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Caption: “they rly finna end like that.. smh @OnMyBlock #onmyblockszn2″

???? SPOILER ALERT ????

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All four of the kids get kidnapped! We’re all Santos’ to you, Netflix.

Netflix, we’re already gearing up to fight for Season 3.

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Now we know to watch and rewatch that over and over, get on social media, and get our brown voices heard. We need this content and we deserve it.

READ: Here Are The Best Quotes From The Second Season Of ‘On My Block’

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Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

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Gabriel Fernandez’s Mother, Pearl Fernandez, Is Trying to Have Her Murder Conviction Thrown Out

Photos: State of California, Gabriel’s Justice/Facebook

Gabriel Fernandez’s mother, Pearl Fernandez, is trying to have her murder conviction thrown out. The 37-year-old woman has been in jail since 2018 for the murder and torture of her eight-year old son.

Pearl Fernandez is petitioning the court for resentencing, hoping to have her first-degree murder and/or second-degree murder charges thrown out.

Fernandez is hoping to have her sentence vacated based off of new changes to the California state penal code. “I think that she feels that somehow maybe, you know, the special circumstance will be dismissed or maybe she’ll have a chance that the D.A. will agree with the petition,” Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Hatami said to CBSLA.

In June 2018, a judge sentenced Pearl Fernandez to life without parole. The judge charged Pearl Fernandez with the 2013 torture and killing of her eight-year-old son, Gabriel Fernandez.

On May 22, 2013, Gabriel Fernandez died after suffering a fatal beating from his mother. Pearl Fernandez was allegedly angry that he didn’t clean up his toys.

The details of Pearl and her boyfriend’s lengthy torture campaign against Gabriel Fernandez are both gruesome and numerous. Over the course of his eight-month stay with Isauro Aguirre, the couple broke his bones, burned him with cigarettes, pepper-sprayed him, and forced him to eat his own vomit as well as animal feces. And that is just a short-list of what they did.

The case came to national attention after the release of the 2020 Netflix documentary, “The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez“. The documentary shone a spotlight on the insidious nature of child abuse. It also highlighted the systematic failures of the social services system that fails to protect children.

Elected officials have expressed their disgust at Pearl Fernandez for trying to escape justice by taking advantage of updated laws.

“The policies and directives from my office and these new laws created by the Legislature are emboldening murderers of children to apply to be re-sentenced,” said Deputy DA Hatami to City News Service. “This is completely unfair to the surviving families and their loved ones.”

He continued: “Families now have to relive all the horror that was perpetrated upon a small and helpless child. Based upon all the evidence presented at the grand jury, which was made public, and the jury trial, Pearl Fernandez was a major participant in the torture and murder of little Gabriel.”

It seems obvious by the fact that Pearl Fernandez is trying to get out of jail after torturing her son to death, that she isn’t remorseful about her actions.

Any other mother who killed her son would probably want to spend the rest of her life in jail instead of trying to find a way to get out of it.

If you believe someone you know is experiencing–or committing–child abuse, there are resources to help. Call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-Child or 1-800-422-4453, or go to www.childhelp.org. Staying vigilant could help save a child like Gabriel Fernandez.

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Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

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Regé-Jean Page Is Leaving ‘Bridgerton’ and We’re Devastated

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There is some very bad news for “Bridgerton” fans. On Friday, Netflix announced that Regé-Jean Page is not returning for the second season of the smash-hit Shondaland series. Regé-Jean Page played the dashing Duke Simon Basset in the first season.

Netflix told the world that Regé-Jean Page would not be returning to “Bridgerton” via a statement written in the voice of Lady Whistledown.

“While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family,” Lady Whistledown wrote.

They also added: “Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.”

Apparently, it was Regé-Jean Page’s decision not to return to the multicultural costume drama.

Although the role of duke Simon Basset shot Page to stardom, he feels that it’s now time for him to move onto bigger and better things. In an interview with Variety, Page said that Bridgerton producers always told him that his role would be a “one-season arc” with a “beginning, middle, end”.

“[I thought] ‘That’s interesting,’ because then it felt like a limited series,” said Page. “I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.”

According to Bridgerton producers, the next season will largely revolve around Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) as he tries to nab the love of his life.

Unfortunately, that storyline doesn’t seem quite as appealing to Bridgerton fans who loved to stare at Regé-Jean Page’s face for hours on end.

“Well, not sure what the point of watching this now,” said one disgruntled Twitter user. “We all know that Simon was the reason why most of us were watching this :/”

Fans of the book series, however, were much quicker to jump to Regé-Jean Page’s defense.

“Guys, each season is about one brother/sister, first season was about Daphne, second season will be about Anthony!” wrote another fan. “Simon won’t be the main character as he was. Accept Anthony and Kate [the new love interest]”. They added later: “The name [of the show] is ‘Bridgerton’ not Duke of Hastings.”

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