Thursday, May 05, 2016

Sueño de amor, Ep. 42 (5.5.2016) From teacher warrior spinner hope... to cliché weepy nosy counselor!

¡Feliz 5 de mayo!

Bienvenidos al mundo del revés, donde nada el pájaro y vuela el pez

Adrián and his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad life 
Adrián was hiding behind the boxes full of the most expensive glassware from around the world talking with Estrella on the phone, and she broke up with him for the ''N'' time. Then he is showered in insults because he is un ''estuche de monerías tonterías'' and Ernesto lists his ''achievements'': He likes K-pop spontaneous musical numbers, he had to repeat school year and was demoted to attend the poor one across the street, he is a drunk and a minor impregnated herself while he was drowned drunk. Sadly, that was the saddest thing and none of the above, because during the impregnation, he was not even aware and thus didn't enjoyed it! At least Salma can say that those 45 seconds of ''pleasure'' will ruin her whole life, but what about Adrián? 
Los De la Colina discuss abortion vs. adoption, and seem not to agree on any of them.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): Eva la Trailera, La Esclava Blanca, El Señor de los Cielos #4, Secretos, and ¿Quién es Quién?: Week of May 2, 2016

TELEMUNDO WEEKEND EDITION (continuación)
Here's Page 2 for the week.
 
The current novelas include the following (all times are Eastern Time):
 noon  - Secretos 
 1 PM  - ¿Quién es Quién?
 8 PM  -  Eva la Trailera
 9 PM  - La Esclava Blanca 
10 PM -  El Señor de los Cielos #4


Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation.  Since discussions of all the Telemundo novelas share the same page, please remember to put the name of the telenovela you're discussing at the top of your post, so readers can find the discussions they're looking for.
 

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Yago #3. Wednesday May 4, 2016. Some Chase Ghosts And Some Follow Mirages.

At a glance 

-- Lucio’s relationship with Omar and his involvement in the casino heist are explored. 
-- Yago plays mind games with Lucio and Sara to make them court him as their next business partner. 
-- Melina is convinced that Omar is alive and wants to look for him. 
-- Ámbar and Yago have their meet-cute and seem to be attracted to one another. 

A closer look

The episode begins with a repeat of Yago’s reencounter with Omar’s family. HIS family. He is received affably but, at the end of the day, he is now a stranger to his parents, Melina and Jonás, and to his younger brother, Bruno. Yago is also introduced to Sara and Lucio’s little boy, Matías, who may in fact be Omar’s son; we’re still looking into it. Yago feels so disconcerted that he needs to escape to the bathroom. He washes his face, dampens his hair and dries both with a towel. Later on, after Yago leaves, Melina wipes her face with the same towel he used earlier. She must rank somewhere between Daredevil and Wolverine on the olfactory acuity scale, because, lo and behold, she instantly picks up Omar’s scent in the towel! 

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El Hotel de los Secretos #69, 5/4/16: The “Lady” Vanishes

Already drunk, after Andres finds out from Alfredo that Alfredo/Andres Jr. is really Diego Jr., and Belen has been playing him for a fool from the get go, he seeks Belen out and flies at her in a rage. Hearing her dissing both his mother and Natalia in the servants’ quarters adds fuel to the fire, and practically the whole staff has to pry his hands off Belen’s throat (good thing she has that big ruffled collar). Belen doesn’t back down, however. She starts insulting Andres’ manhood, saying he’s not capable of impregnating a woman. Andres flies at her again, and is intercepted by all the male staff. Belen turns her insults to Angela, which is the last straw for Natalia. She smacks Belen a good one, and the hair-pulling melee begins. Two of the waiters drag Belen away and out the back door, like the trash she is. The men, Lupe and Angela follow, but then leave Andres and Belen alone to sort through the ashes of their brief marriage.
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Sueño de amor # 41 Wednesday 5/4/16. "Waterworks"

I have never seen so many tears in any production anywhere anytime. We pick up the action with Luca being taken in for questioning in the death of Vicente. Luca tells the officer what happened with Vicente. He was not going to let him threaten the girl he loves. The officer sees that as reason enough for killing him.

At school, Tracy is visiting Silvana in her office. They are looking at the security footage that shows Pedro's fight with Vicente. For a change of pace, Tracy corrects Silvana's Spanish. They talk about the murder. They are all excited that Pedro can be implicated in the murder and in that way they can make Esperanza suffer a bit. Silvana asks her secretary Quintina to get a hold of the detective that is investigating Vicente's murder.

Esperanza is with Ricardo. Ricardo sees Vicente's murder on the news on his phone and that Luca was brought in for questioning. He goes over in his own mind his encounter with Vicente. He tells Esperanza about it. Pato overhears about Luca and is immediately hysterical. Luca is not answering his phone. Ricardo explains that Luca is only in for questioning. He has not been arrested. Ricardo will find out what he can.
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Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Sueño de Amor (SdA) #40. Tuesday May 3, 2016. Estalkin' Is Bad. It Gets People Stabbed.

Hello Patio Pals! We’ll have to make do with a quick summary until a volunteer takes over this recapping spot. 

Someone does us all a favor and stabs Vicente. In 24 hours, witnesses saw him tussle with Luca, fight with Pedro and get roughed up by Ricardo. Neither one of the three has an alibi, this was made abundantly clear throughout the episode. 

In other Sueñolandia news: 

Salma discovers she’s pregnant. At long last! Poor thing is distraught. She is barely 14, she sexually abused a drunken teenage boy, she got a very average boink out of it at best AND she fell pregnant to top it all off. I know this sounds sarcastic but I actually felt sorry for the kid. Thankfully, she has the support of her grandma and her older sister. 

Kristel gets fired from her job as visual enticement at the antro. She has plenty of free time now to blubber and be confundida
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It's a hard knock life: Yago #2 05/03/16

Ok, here we go, I'm going to break down the recap into two parts, the first part will recap everything we learned about Sara last night and the second part will cover everything else, I hope not to miss anything but if I do please feel free to add to it in the comments section.

Sara:

 We start our episode off with a flashback to Omar's brutal beat down in jail. The young man was set up for theft and murder by his two best friends and his future wife, we don't yet know his friends motivations, but I'm guessing they betrayed him simply out of greed. Sara on the other had a different motives, will learning her background make the patio more willing to forgive her and see past her sins? Only time will tell.

Sara was raised by her father who taught her that life is a game, everyone you deal with is an adversary, an in the game there can only be one winner. Life is made for winners, and there's no room for the weak. What her father failed to tell Sara is that sometimes you can win at the game while also losing everything you hold dear.
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El Hotel De Los Secretos#68: Love Diagnosed and Perversions Disclosed


Immediately after Jacinto has viewed Julio and Sra. Montego’s private passion on display, the two discover a buried box with a bloodied jacket.  Upon examination, Detective Ayala finds an arrow appliqued inside the jacket; it appears to be a symbol of some secret Scottish Rite, as yet undetermined (I believe, as again I was working with no CC’s and bad audio).

Once Julio and Isabel head out, Matilda and Ayala scuffle over his pedantic attitude towards her.  It’s something to do with eroticism and not knowing real love if it smacked her upside the head cuz she’s really just cold-blooded; he supposedly only gets excited by dead bodies….dunno.  It’s a boring story-line and the actors totally miscast for this kind of love duo.  Mati races angrily back to the hotel to commiserate with Isa who tells her Mati is suffering from Luhhhhhv.  FF>>FF>>

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Yago #1. Monday May 2, 2016. Revenge Is Stronger Than Death.

At a glance

-- Omar Guerrero is betrayed by his fiancée and his two best friends. They frame him for a casino heist and the murder of a security guard. 

-- Omar reenters the lives of those who betrayed him as Yago Vila, a Spanish entrepreneur and outstanding poker player. 

A closer look

During his helicopter flight, a handsome young man ponders the treacherous nature of journeys over the turbulent waters of life. He has waited for many years to finally reach his destination: The place where Omar’s life changed forever. When he lands, a lady with a rocker bouffant is waiting for him. She hands him the keys of a red Ferrari. He drives it with vertiginous speed. At this rate, he might not even arrive in one piece to start his revenge. He swerves his luxury speedster in the nick of time to avoid hitting a pickup truck coming in the opposite direction. In his mind, this illustrates the importance of recognizing obstacles in time in order to get them out of the way. “One man who knew how to remove obstacles was “Pliers” (pinzas) Abel. He was like a brother to Omar. He was his protector.” Abel is the mustached guy who wears too much hair mousse. Another distinctive feature is his fondness for pliers and ciggies. “Lucio was like a dangerous freeway that Omar didn’t anticipate. They grew up together but their paths diverged.” In the photo of the traitors squad, Lucio is the one who looks like a psychotic baby. “Sara was a precipice that Omar didn’t see coming either. He was madly in love with her. If I had Omar in front of me now, I would tell him that all betrayals begin for love. My name is Yago. My story was born the day Omar’s died, and I am here to avenge him.”
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El Hotel de los Secretos, #67, Monday 5/2/16: Movie Night!

Julio is looking for Ayala. Dagoberto hasn't seen him. (He's still locked in that room.) Julio needs permission to search Benjamin's room. Dagoberto gives it.

In Benjamin's room, all Julio finds is an empty cough syrup bottle.

Alfredo and Sofia are talking about starting over. She says she'll be the best wife and mother ever. He says he'll resign and get a new job - he has friends, and maybe Gongora can help him. Sofia expresses doubt - his criminal record might get in the way, plus he owns the adjoining lands, so why not stay here? Alfred says no no, he'll sell the land and they'll go far away. Sofia pretends to agree, and says he'd better find a good buyer.

Olegario (a good buyer) is imposing two more conditions on Elisa for her sale of the land: 1) It's no longer enough if Alfredo resigns. Now that Sofia's out of jail, Oleg needs Alfredo to be gone entirely - so he wants a copy of the papers for the annulment of the legal marriage. 2) Belen makes a dramatic entrance: "I want my baby back!"
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Monday, May 02, 2016

Sueño de Amor (SdA) #39. Monday May 2, 2016. This Episode Was Brought To You By Lala Cheese, Salty Tears, Morning Sickness And Poisoned Juice.

At a glance

-- Shira is La Sombra's sister. She attempts to poison Rodrigo.
-- Kristel is channeling Victoria "The Crier" Ruffo and Julia "The Confused" Gómez Luna.
-- Vicente the estalkerr is still estalkin' and harassing PatoLuca. 

A closer look

Ricardo catches Pato’s estalkerr lurking outside Esperanza’s house and demands to know what he’s doing there. “Don’t you know who I am?”, says an indignant Vicente, “I’m the son of Gonzalo Santillana!”. “The Board Director of Instituto Palacios?”, asks Ricardo. “How do you know?”, wonders the obsessed fool. A little unintentional comedy to get us started. 

At Casa Guerrero, Esperanza gushes over her date, the coin found in the stupid love vault and the promises contained in the stupid love cassette, namely, eternal love, 2 children and a house with a blue door. 

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#1): Eva la Trailera, La Esclava Blanca, El Señor de los Cielos #4, Secretos, and ¿Quién es Quién?: Week of May 2, 2016

Welcome to Page #1 (Monday edition) of the Telemundo y Más page, issued twice a week: Mondays at 3:00 PM and Thursdays at 8:00 PM.
Here's the lineup (all times are Eastern Time):
 
 noon  - Secretos
 1 PM  - ¿Quién es Quién?
 8 PM  -  Eva la Trailera
 9 PM  - La Esclava Blanca
10 PM -  El Señor de los Cielos #4
More information about the new novela, La Esclava Blanca, along with full episodes from these first weeks, can be found on the Telemundo website . The Latin Times offers a brief synopsis and information about the cast (in English) here.

Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation.  Since we all share the same page, please remember to put the name of the telenovela you're discussing at the top of your post, so readers can find the discussions they're looking for.

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New 9 pm telenovela Yago begins tonight. Here's a synopsis. Who is in? We need recappers.

Hi friends,

I ordinarily write the synopsis for a new show but because this one is starting tonight I'm giving you one I found elsewhere. If you would like a recapping slot please leave a comment. We need somebody for tonight if possible!


Our main character is Iván Sánchez. (See dreamy picture.) The story begins with Omar Guerrero, a simple young man living in a middle-class neighborhood next to his inseparable best friends Abel (Pablo Valentin) and Lucio (Flavio Medina). Omar’s life changes dramatically when Sara (Gabriela de la Garza) moves into the neighborhood with her father Damián (Manuel Ojeda) and her sister Ámbar (Ximena Romo). Damián is a conman who is about to pull off the perfect heist on the big Casino in the city. Unable to do it alone, he convinces Lucio, Abel and his daughter Sara to involve Omar. Even though Sara has fallen in love with Omar, her father manipulates her to go through with the plan. During the heist, a guard is murdered and Omar is framed for both crimes, and is sentenced to sixty year in prison. While in prison, Omar meets Fidel Yampolski (Patricio Castillo), an old and powerful mafia boss who becomes his mentor. After a prison riot burns the prison down, the two men plot an ingenious revenge; Fidel helps Omar get a new face and a new identity: Yago. Now, twelve years later, Yago has returned to execute his revenge upon the three people who betrayed him. But, will love be stronger than his hunger for vengeance?

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Yago: Synopsis & Main Characters. Gran Estreno Monday May 2, 2016. Recappers Needed.

Hello Patio Pals! I took the liberty to post this page as a brief introduction to the story and the characters of this exciting series, premiering tomorrow night at 9 pm EDT on Univision. 

Yago is a remake of the Turkish drama series, Ezel, which is loosely based on the literature classic "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas (Père).

Iván Sánchez is Yago. Yago used to have a different name, a different face and a different voice. In what seems like another life, he was Omar, a kind and loving young man with a head full of dreams and a promising future ahead of him. However, everything came crumbling down when the love of Omar’s life, Sara, and his two best friends, Lucio and Abel, accused him of a crime he never committed. The crime in question made the traitors very rich and landed Omar in jail for life. Then, one day, Omar manages to fake his own death and he creates the Yago persona to exact his vengeance on those who robbed him of everything: of his family, freedom, innocence, love and life.

Gabriela de la Garza is Sara Madrigal, the woman whom Omar loved more than anything in the world. She ended up betraying him and destroying his life.

Flavio Medina is Lucio Sarquis, Omar’s best friend and one of the perpetrators of the crime for which Omar became the scapegoat.
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Un Camino Hacia el Destino-Week 11 (May 2, 2016)

This Week's Camino is dedicated to MIKE and EMILIA to remember their dear daughter, Jennifer.

Due to time and distance, I have to post this today. Indulge me, please and allow me to pick up some of the comments from last week which make a nice recap of the recaps. All quotes are anonymous to protect the privacy, insightfulness and creativity of commenters.

“Pedro and Fernanda's hearts and souls need soothing balm. Marissa and Carlos should do quite nicely!”

“It seems incredible that Pedro has just realized Luis is Marissa’s husband. But now that he knows, the fire will surely be fueled. Perhaps that is an unfortunate statement – we’ve had more than our share of arson, haven’t we? I certainly hope Mariana can be connected to the blaze. Everyone thinks Pedro tried to do himself in. Mariana has that dubious honor.”

“I was surprised that Lupe is Cesar's mama, and I was surprised that Pedro didn't know that Luis is Marissa's husband.”

“I think anything that Iggy can provide for Amelia will be chump change in her eyes.”
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

El Hotel de los Secretos #66 Deathbed Confessions

What an episode, I'm so happy I got to do this one, but boy am I worn out!

We left off on Wednesday with Diego getting an anonymous note saying that his wife has a lover, and Benjamin dragging Isabel into the woods to kill her. 

Diego runs to Matilde’s room, assuming that the note is true and Isabel is hiding out there. As he pounds and kicks the door down, Doc Vic pulls him away. Diego wants to know where Isabel is, but the doc says she never met him at the hospital. Diego continues on his rage as Teresa shows up wanting to know what’s going on, and the doc tells her that Diego is upset that Isabel didn’t meet him for dinner, lol.

Getting back to Ben’s abuse of Isabel, he smacks her across the face telling her to get down. He tells her that at this point, he has nothing to lose. He will rid the world of another maldito Alarcón. Isabel doesn’t understand why he’s doing this, he’s been like a father figure to all the Alarcón children. Oh, but he has only been pretending to like them, and all the while The Alarcón have been enslaving all the workers. 
All of a sudden, as Ben raises his arm up to stab Isabel, a bright light shines on him and then a gunshot right to his chest. Julio and Ayala to the rescue. Julio, holding the gun, (where did Julio get a gun?) says “how did i do that?” hinting that his gun may not have been the one that actually fired? Ayala runs to Ben and says that he’s still alive, and chastises Julio for intervening in justice. Ayala wants Ben to stay alive so he can solve his mysteries.  As we pan out to the commercial, Jacinto appears from behind a tree. Hmmm.
Wow, what a lot of action in the first 4 minutes. 
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Sueño de Amor (SdA) #38. Friday April 29, 2016. You Make Me Solve Clues But Don't Show Me The Bling? Worst Non-Proposal Ever!

At a glance

-- Tricky Ricky makes Peppy Espy work hard for a proposal that never happened.
-- Kracy and Anastasia get to know each other over copious amounts of tequila.
-- Erasmo ditches Kristel, this TN's Princess Confundida, over her smooch with Pedro.

A closer look 

Esperanza receives a dress box with a first clue that asks: “What is square-shaped and has a combination?”. Paper! Snow! A ghost! No, it's the stupid love vault. Is this another one of Osorio’s protracted and exhausting marriage proposals with clues? Oh, how original! 

Randomly diced pieces of film are thrown our way, without regard for coherence. Salma thinks she is nauseous because she is riding the bus and mocks Kristel for selling her car to help their father. Felicia breaks up with Mario. Ricardo asks his kids’ permission to have a dinner date with Esperanza. Kracy and Ernesto have a very vocal session of desk-boinking that scandalizes Anastasia, who can hear their carnal howls from the hall. 

Luca formally accuses Vicente of sending him a dead rat. A pair of detectives made the trip to the constructora just to take his statement. No wonder La Sombra is running amok. Law enforcement is busy investigating pranks. 

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Pasión y Poder Jueves 4/28/16 Gran Final, Part 3. #137 When All Is Said and Dunne...


Too often in life the lust for power and the love of family or objects of passion are in conflict with each other. Is it better to desire one and not the other? It's been said that he who would rule the world must forswear love forever. That does not only apply to emperors and dictators or even to mythical pagan gods. It is also about mortals and sometimes with more dire consequences.

My colleagues and I sometimes run into human stories about the inhuman and the inhumane that defy understanding. This has been one of them. – D.D.
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Pasión y Poder, Gran Final, Part 2: Ep. 136, Thursday, April 28, 2016 Lies, Betrayal, Anvils Fall, & A Reconciliation (Finally!)

Well, this is it. My last PyP recap. It has been fun recapping this show and discussing it with all of you. Thank you so much for everyone who stopped by and jointed us on the PyP Patio. A special thanks to my teammates: Urban, NovelaMaven, AuntyAnn, and Cynderella for all their wonderful recaps. Also, many thanks Nandicta for the wonderful recaps that you wrote for us. 

Here we go... 

At GLA, Regina visits David in his office. Regina tells him that she found out that he is going to Australia. He confirms that he is, but didn’t think she cared. She has something that she wants to tell him, but he tells her that now is not a good time. They are having problems at the office. She understands that he doesn’t want to speak with her, it’s just that, well, umm… (but she doesn’t tell him what she came to tell him, instead she turns around and rushes out of the office, as if she’s got the runs). David starts to chase after her, but the doofus heads back into his office when his cell phone rings, instead of chasing after the woman he supposedly loves, because really, it was obvious what she came to tell him, and yet he let her get away. [Whatever] 

Anyway, David doesn’t get a chance to even speak to whoever called him, because at that moment, security enters and lets him know that per Franco’s orders, he’ll have to hand over his name tag and abandon the premises. David refuses and tells the security guys that they can’t kick him out. Oh, but they can, at least that’s what Franco thinks. David tells Franco that the board meeting isn’t until the afternoon, so until then, they have no idea what will happen. But Franco is confident that the board members will back him up, after all he is the major shareholder of GLA now. David points out that they’ll have to see just how much longer Franco will be the major shareholder. Franco has heard enough and he orders security to get that imbecile out of there. Security obeys and they begin to approach David. But David asks them not to touch him (“no me toquen”) and lets them know that he knows the way out. He takes off his name tag, throws it on the desk, and leaves the office with his head held high. Franco smirks.

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Pasión y poder, Gran Final, Part 1: Ep. 135, Thursday, April 28, 2016: Franco's VERY Hostile Takeover. (Say goodnight, Marintia! Say goodbye, Mr. Turtle!)

Part 1 of this Jumbo Gran Final is brought to you by NovelaMaven, by the letter "A" and by Argentina.

Eladio isn't even tempted

Erick, still smarting from his parents' fury upon their discovery that he was behind the baby's kidnapping, has shown up at GLA with a proposal to sell out Arturo.  Eladio sends him packing: 

No trato con asesinos, con secuestradores, ni con cobardes.
(I don't deal with killers or kidnappers – nor with cowards.)

And Erick fits the profile.  Let him to go back to his father, ask his forgiveness and beg him to take him back because Erick is one chimp who can't survive on his own.

¡Estoy harta! (Imagine how WE feel, toots!)

Marintia screams at Franco that she is sick and tired of being his Back Street Girl.  He needs to take care of the Gabriela problem now.

They cooked the books, Dad!
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