Unfortunately, the situation at Taylor and Lou Ann's is rather chaotic, and Lou Ann completely misses the broadcast. When she asks what Mattie said on television, Virgie Mae replies that it was just about "some kind of trouble with illegal aliens and dope peddlers." Aware of how culturally prejudiced Virgie Mae is, Estevan introduces himself and Esperanza to Edna and Virgie Mae as "Steven" and "Hope." They do not reveal their real names, and Taylor begins to understand the seriousness of the Sanctuary movement. Note that when Estevan comments that he and "Hope" have no children, Esperanza reacts as though she has been slapped. Here, Esperanza's reaction and her behavior toward and around Turtle are mysterious — as mysterious as her and Estevan's identities.
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