On Pose Season 1 Episode 5, Elektra is reminded why became a mother after her surgery, Patty learns about Stan's affair, and Blanca attends her mother's funeral.
Right before the Mother’s Day ball, Blanca gets news that her mother has passed away. Unsure about whether she'll go, Blanca ultimately takes Pray’s advice not just to say goodbye, but to be a healthy example for the House of Evangelista. Once there, she is confronted by her sister and made fun of by family. However, her one of her mother’s sisters invites her to the funeral reception after the service. While reminiscing, Blanca is attacked by her brother when she requests to have their mother's recipe book. Blanca storms out, but later on, Blanca's sister drops by her apartment to drop off the recipe book and kinder words.
Elektra gets her gender confirmation surgery, but Blanca is her only hospital visitor. While there, Blanca reveals her mother’s death and confesses she wants a better relationship with Elektra. This helps Elektra remember the person and mother she once was, and inspires her to turn things around with her own house children in time for them to win the Mother’s Day ball. Meanwhile, Matt tells Patty about Stan's affair, setting Patty on a path to unraveling who Angel is. Patty tracks Angel down to the ball before confronting her outside the building.
On Pose Season 1 Episode 5, after the death of her mother, Blanca finds she is forced into a position where she must reconnect with her estranged siblings.