Season 1, Episode 7 Crash Boom Love

First Aired: March 6, 2002

Part 1 of a two-parter finds Nina fighting to save a recreation center that politicians are threatening to close. The up-and-comer they tab to shut it down: Nina's old boyfriend (Mark Consuelos). Meanwhile, Vangie's “spoiled brat” daughter, Tiffany (Deonna Lanay), hits it off with a muralist named “Spyder” (Pablo Santos), and flashbacks recall the teenage Vangie's romance with the poetic son of migrant workers. Featured are appearances by the Taco Shop Poets and the Tommy Mora Band. Vangie: Rachel Ticotin. Larry Taylor: John Brennan. Scott Taylor: Dylan Krug. Nina: Constance Marie.