Julian paints the shape of an eye on the front of the ship. Tomas shows Julian his compass, or his eye for the sea. Then, they go out to catch some shrimp for dinner.
Julian figures out that Tomas is going on a trip to Cuba to help 12 people escape. Julian asks if he can take his parents too. Tomas reluctantly said yes.
Fine. Tell them to meet me at the dock. I will tell you the details on the way home.
Julian goes out to raise money for the trip by selling juice called Tomas-aid. He also tries to call his parents to tell them about the trip, but it doesn't work. He runs into a cop who will try to take him away because he is alone without parents, so he lies and says that he lives in the foster home.
What is your name?
Julian makes one quick phone call and talks to Bebo. He tells him to deliver the message to his parents. He comes back to the ship and figures out that Armando had spent all of the money he was donating on English lessons. Tomas gets mad.
You promised I could have the money!
Julian figures out that his parents aren't coming. Tomas and Julian still have to go to save the people anyways. Julian sells the golden bird pin his mom gave him to help with the funds because a friend of Tomas stole things from the boat. Even though this happens, they are still able to get the people out of Cuba.
The cop catches Julian and takes him back to his Mom and brothers. Their mom explains that dad isn't out of Cuba yet. They are mad at Julian at first because he sold the pin, but then Tomas finds a way to send it back to them. After that everything goes back to normal (almost).