The rendezvous did not go as planned but Victor's boat eventually made contact with the raft carrying Octavio and he and his brother both successfully made it back to Los Angeles.In the Spring of 2004, a stressful and messy divorce finalization led to dispute over a card game and Vic ended up temporarily foreclosing on George's unpaid garage.
Originally at odds with George, over the years the two develop a deep respect as he takes up a healthy role in the life of the Lopez household as an endearing grandpa and concerned father.
Vic is Angie's protective, critical, but loving father, Emelina's ex-husband, George's father-in-law and Carmen, Max, and Veronica's grandfather.
It is unclear whether or not he met her before or after he moved to the USA.
Victor flew to Miami some time after Fidel Castro took power, most likely some time in the mid 60's although it's never directly stated. He brought with him one white tuxedo which he would later consider to be his "lucky tux" because it was the only one that made the journey into the states with him.
Not wanting to return to his home in Miami, Vic agreed to stay with Angie and George at their house.