Emilia celebrates her 50th birthday while taking stock of her career and financial struggles, DJ's working conditions prompt him to try to make changes, Jose and his family make plans to move out of their parents' basements.
Hilton works two full-time jobs, Jose attempts to secure a home loan, and DJ and Takita settle into their new home.
Jose views his relationship with Elizabeth in a new light. Hilton works toward a promotion at work while he and Diana prepare for the birth of their twins, and Emilia searches for a better paying job.
Beverly and Percy face the reality of their fading retirement dreams; Emilia works to maintain Christmas tradition despite her financial situation. Hilton takes unpaid time off after Diana has complications in her pregnancy.