The episode explores the lives of Essie (Ruby Ruiz) and Puri (Amelyn Pardenilla), helpers in Lulu Wang's "Expats." 

Essie is burdened with guilt over the disappearance of Margaret's son, Gus, and blames herself for not being present on the night the child went missing. 

Having admitted that she is in agony, Margaret offers Essie support from Mercy, who is played by Ji-Young Yoo.  

Would it be more beneficial for Essie to relocate to the United States of America or to return to her hometown?  

Ruiz expresses his emotional response to receiving praise from the show's writer and director, expressing his fulfillment in his role. 

• The episode resonates with the experiences of Filipino laborers, with Essie's emotional pain over Gus's situation and her self-imposed responsibility 

Expats Sarayu Blue and Ji-Young Yoo discuss connections between characters Mercy, Hilary, and Margaret, as well as Nicole Kidman and motherhood. 

Expats Sarayu Blue and Ji-Young Yoo discuss connections between characters Mercy, Hilary, and Margaret, as well as Nicole Kidman and motherhood.