Acapulco season 2, episode 3 recap – “Glory Days”

By Ricky Valero
Published: October 28, 2022 (Last updated: January 26, 2024)
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While Maximo and Isabel’s relationship continues to thrive, Glory Days was an okay episode that felt too much like a filler.

We recap the Apple TV+ series Acapulco season 2, episode 3, “Glory Days,” which contains spoilers.

Season 2 of Acapulco kicked off with two episodes highlighting the transition from the bad year of 1984 to the good year for Maximo (Eugenio Derbez). However, after making a deal with a TMZ-like person to out someone staying on the resort, things might not be heading in the right direction. Let’s see what goes down in episode 3.

Acapulco season 2, episode 3 recap

The episode begins with Maximo showing Hugo (Raphael Alejandro) around Acapulco, but Hugo wants to know so badly where he WON’T take him. Joe pushes it a little more, but Maximo attempts to change the story by ordering some food. He tells Hugo to order something in the Mexican language, so he says El-Cheeseburger, making Maximo mad. He diverts the waitress, and we are back to storytime.

Things aren’t going so well with Maximo’s mom hiding from him and the awkward situation with Julia and Hector still taking half of his tips. However, what is going good is the little romance between Maximo and Isabel. She knows that Maximo is a big Lucha Libre fan (so am I) and says she has a spare ticket to check it out, and Maximo is excited. But, she says, “she’s excited for him to finally meet her parents,” which freaks out Maximo because he isn’t sure what “finally” means.

At lunch, Memo explains how much of a big deal that her family would meet him so early in the relationship that they aren’t really in yet. It somewhat freaks out Maximo, who says he will call off the date. Next, we see someone playing with the PA system, and it was Chad’s frat buddies came to see him. Chad was playing it up about how important he was to the whole place, but Hector came in to tell him something his mom needed and embarrassed him.

So, Chad goes on a mission to seek out Maximo to ask him to make him look important to his friends. Sadly, he couldn’t help but installs Memo to do the job. We move to Diane, who is freaking out because the investor arrived, and Paco, the maintenance guy, showed him around, which Don Pablo and Diane are freaking out over. Paco agreed to budget cuts for everyone, including Diane’s travel budget, and the singing duo by the pool has been fired.

Back at the poolside, Memo is telling a story about Chad, that he saved some girl from a snake. But when Chad leaves, Memo makes fun of him in his own chad voice, and the frat boys LOVE it. Next, we see Maximo head to talk to Isabela to tell her about canceling the date. When he attempts to tell her he can’t come, he finds out she works in a family restaurant and meets everyone, leading to his bailing to cancel.

Maximo jumps in to help with the dishes, giving him and Isabel a chance to get to know each other. Well, her father says they are down a server, so Maximo steps up to help the family out. Back to Chad and the boys, Memo makes fun of Chad which is a delight to the friends. Chad pulls Memo aside to ask him to back off a little, but Memo ain’t having it.

Diane and Don Pablo met with the investor and made a deal that they would bring back the music, or he would let his wife know about the affair. Don Pablo knocks one out of the park in front of the boss. Now the arm wrestling showdown between Memo and Chad is about to go down, but Julia steps in to make Chad realize he doesn’t have to impress his boys. Well, he decided he would let Memo have his moment of shine, but Memo had the same intention.

So both men stand there arm wrestling and are trying to lose and talk s**t to each other under their breath while they do it. Honestly, this episode was lacking quite a bit and this moment alone helped redeem some of the episode.

Acapulco season 2, episode 3 ending

Shockingly back at Isabel’s family, Maximo is having the time of his life because he experienced something with her family that he had never felt before. It was one of Maximo’s more awarding moments to date. Finally, we returned to our dancing singing duo, who got their jobs back singing in the pool area again. But, while the moment should be great, Diane tells Don Pablo that they can’t let this happen again and that he needs to be ready on all occasions.

The episode comes to a close. Isabel reminds Maximo that he has something to tell her, and instead of canceling on Lucha Libra night, Maximo and Isabel kiss.

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Additional Reading for Acapulco season 2

Apple TV+, Streaming Service, Weekly TV
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