|“||I love all my grandchildren. You don't have to turn your back on family.||”|
— Rafael to Jazmin
Rafael strongly believes in family, honor, and duty. He is a kind-hearted man with old-fashioned views on the world which he sacrifices for the sake of his family. As a veteran of the war, Rafael is disciplined and respectful. He respects his son's decision not to give Jazmin her dog tags, yet ultimately does the right thing and gives them to his granddaughter. He accepts both his grandchildren for who they are, even though he doesn't understand their choices.
Rafael celebrates his eightieth birthday with his son, daughter-in-law, and grandson. When Gael mentions Jazmin he becomes quiet and lets his son handle the situation. Gael expresses that Jazmin just wants her dog tags for her quinceanera, and Rafael admits that he thinks Jazmin should have them. Hugo expresses his disapproval and refuses to give over the tags. Rafael doesn't argue with his son.
The night of Jazmin's quince, Rafael arrives and surprises her. He brings her the tags and tells her that she should have them, as she served her country with honor. He puts them around her neck and expresses his love for her. He also calls her his granddaughter and asks if she would dance with him.
Gael escorts him out after the dance, and Rafael admits that even though he doesn't understand Jazmin or Gael's choices, he refuses to turn his back on his family. He tells Gael he loves him and then leaves the Coterie through the elevator.
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Characters (Good Trouble)
|Main||Callie Adams Foster • Mariana Adams Foster • Malika Williams • Alice Kwan • Gael Martinez • Curtis Wilson • Davia Moss • Dennis Cooper • Jamie Hunter|
|Major||Alex Wood • Andre Johnson • Angela Miller • Benjamin • Bryan • Casey Pierce • Claire Badgley • Dom Williams • Dyonte • Elijah Adrieux • Evan Speck • Yuri Ellwin • Gina Spero • Isaac Hall • Isabella • Joey Riverton • Joseph Turner • Josh Mandela • Kathleen Gale • Kelly • Kendra Zahir • Lindsay Brady • Marcus • Matt • Melina Abdullah • Nicolette Baptiste • Patrisse Cullors • Rachel Boyle • Raj Patil • Rebecca • Ruby • Sam Higgins • Sandra Thompson • Sumi • Teresa • Tony Britton|
|Minor||Bonnie Moss • Cary Plack • Diana • Gwen Tuckerman • Jazmin Martinez • Jeff Maxwell • Jennifer Cooper • Kate Nguyen • Libby Wilson • Margaret Cho • Meera Mattei • Rafael Martinez • Rowan • Tate Wilson • Tolu Eze • Trea Kwan • Yari Clarke|