Saturday, October 25, 2014
La Gata #40- Friday 10/24 In which the Martinez Negretes crash their own “party”
(Hi, all. Lila here subbing. Please feel free to fill in any blanks or correct/add dialogue I missed or messed up. My respect for all recappers goes up each time I attempt this. What troopers you all are. I don’t have the snark and snap of some but I hope you can figure out what happened!)
We are back at the joyless gala to announce the engagement of Pablo and Esmerlda and Pablo’s refusal to rescue Esme from the cruel barbs hurled down from the ornate wrought-iron catwalk. The invited guests murmur in shock as Augustine addresses the press, waves in Esme’s direction and lifts his glass in a mock toast to her. Esme stands and tells Fer it’s no use, they will never accept her. Fer hisses to Esme that the MN’s have signed their death sentence. Pablo finally appears with his Mom taking up the rear.
“Why?” Pablo asks, “because my parents have shown at the last minute that they are not afraid of you?” “No, “Fer fires back, because they’re dirty rats.” Pablo demands that Fer respects his Parents. Esme tries to head off an argument and in the first show of “courage” during this whole fiasco he puts his hands on his hips and challenges Esme: “What? You know about this humiliation he has planned for my family?” “As aware as you were of what they did to me, kidnapping me and sending compromising photos so you would think the worst of me!” “But I didn’t believe them. I believe in you.” Esme and Fer attempt to leave, Pablo asks her to stay. The hate and rancor is stronger than the both of them she says. Above everything else, Pablo declares, I love you. And I love you Esme answers, but it’s clear love isn’t enough. The reporters want to know if the engagement is still on. Esme hesitates and Pablo asks her to answer the question before she goes. She stares at him. Fer throws the ball back into Pablo’s court: do you really want to marry Esmerelda, the Mother of your children? We await your response. Fernando actually thanks the Lorenza for the party as he, Esme and Blanca take their leave.
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Friday, October 24, 2014
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La Gata #39- Thu 10/23 - La Farsa
Omar busts up some Virginia-Carlos smoochies so Virginia can get back to the house before she gets in trouble. He reminds her of her mother's threat to send her to an institution. Carlos has had enough of her mom and says if Lorenza's threatening her, then he'll have to kidnap her so Lorenza can't send her away. You go, Carlos!
Fela seems to be doing better. She's had a bath and is sporting identical wavy locks to Esme. She happily announces to Esme that she's finally found her family, because not only is Fernando her husband, but…tan, tan, taaaaaaaaan…Esme is her daughter. Esme gives her the patented "Ay, Fela!" look and says that's not possible because her mother is dead, but she's sure Fernando and Fela will find their daughter again. Esme leaves. Fernando comes in to wish his Blanca a good night and marvel over having found her. His kiss wakes her up and she freaks out a little and thinks he's a dream. She seems to recognize him this time as "her" Fernando and tells him she thought she'd never see him again and she loves him. Blanca cries that she never wants to leave him again, but she feels like she's slowly disappearing. Fernando tells her they need to present themselves to Esme as her parents and then they'll be able to be a family.
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Hasta el Fin del Mundo #49 20141023 I was Wrong, the Galan is not Gay!
Mi corazon es tuyo, #69, Thursday, 10/23/14 Love the one you’re with…
At the mansion
Thursday, October 23, 2014
La Malquerida #44, 10/23/14: Luisa Nearly Gets Kissed; Acacia Goes All the Way; Perla Gets Whupped
Knife Fight, I'm One Sick Son of a Bitch!
Paco and Araceli are arguing about their current situation; Los Ripoll y las recetas!
Pato and Chava have at it; they pound and smack and beat and whack and much more. Pato says Sofi deserves a man, not a clown and that pushes Chava's berserk button! They tussle over Pato's phone which he is supposed to use to call Renzi but never does since it falls in a bucket of water. Meanwhile Renzi is pacing up and down wondering why Pato hasn't called him yet.
Pato's overpowered Chava and is climbing up to finish him off.
Sofi gets a feeling in her chest and Lupe notices. Sofi moves on and says Paco's a good guy; Lupe stops her right there. Sofia le cae bien pero Paco is her friend and he's a very trusted person.
Pato is about to drop the load of heavy crap on Chava BUT Chava catches his second wind and chases Pato down. Renzi is now frustrated and eventually dismissed everyone.
At some point, Pato fractures his hand and he asks Chava for help. He helps Pato and that sends them tumbling down into a pile of cardboard. That's a wrap I guess.
Sofi and Alexa have a warm sisters moment where they get along and hug and tell themselves they love each other finally!
Chava is home and he lies to Lupe that he just fell and din't get in a fight.
Another somewhat warm moment with Renzi patching up Pato while trash talking Chava (you know, it's nice that he's doing that but it sucks that they're who they are.)
IrkMe is crawling all over Armie and he denies her of SnuSnu since he has to get Alexa to the airport early in the morning.
The next day Chava apologizes to Armie about not being able to tell him who he traded punched with. He says he doesn't want anyone to know he got in a fight; in comes Sofi who I love in this scene being genuinely concerned saying she was informed he has injuries and wants to know the truth ONLY!
Alexa is primping her hair when Fausto says to her that LOVE is followed through with and she knows.
Chava pretty much lies to Sofi who asks if he needs to go to the hospital. His mom patched him up and he just has sniffles. Some gab later and Sofi says she has dreamed of Chava -cue the theme music-
Renzi is in the house and IrkMe lays it down; Armie doesn't want her working with Renzi.
Armie loads Alexa's luggage into the trunk and they thank each other; Alexa thanks him for taking care of her and Armie thanks her for letting her be around him for many hours a day. They're so warm and in love THEN COMES DooDooHead Alan to kill the moment.
Fausto is asking Sofi about Chava and she is pretty much giving us all the qualities Pato doesn't have.
More Renzi and IrkMe FF>>FF>>FF (I swear if these two end up in a love scene together-gagmewithaspoon-)
Greta asks about Daniela and she says she will miss breaking bread with Alexa. Her absence will hurt Fausto and Fausto won't miss Alan; Sofia seconds that! She claims Alan was all over her at some point LOL.
Dani futilely calls Lucas and surprise surprise he doesn't answer.
Greta and Sofi talk about Chava; Chava is having Lupe's home remedy and it is foolproof! Araceli clad in a chartreuse dress comes out and claims Paco has kicked her out of the house! I assume she is staying at Lupe/Chava/Marisol's (Sometimes I forget Matias is there. Who will bunk with the Chava Clan next?) Lupe plans on literally sweetening Paco with her cinnamon rolls.
La Gata #38- Wed 10/22 - La Reunión
Gata, inexplicably, is hanging out with Principe at her former Pablo-rendezvous point. Obligatory shot of the "Pablo + Gata" carving. Principe whines. Gata remembers some pre/teen flirting. Gata calls this their little "loma" (hill). Pablo shows up to join her in the tree. Smoochies ensue.
Lorenza tells Augie they have to accept Gata. Augie is still resistant. And he doesn't think Fernando will drop the charges. Um…didn't Fernando say that wasn't part of the deal? Lorenza tells him it's this or jail, so Augie says they'll do it. Frankly, if I were Gata, I'd be ok with the groveling, but I would NOT want to live with them.
Gata thinks this is all a dream and Pablo suggests she not wake up. He says he'll never let anyone interfere with their lives again. You mean like last time, when you promised you'd always love her? Just saying. Gata feels like she's gotten the old Pablo back.
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Mi corazon es tuyo #68 22 Oct 2014. Fernando does use THE D word with Isa... Isa is desperate. Diego keeps trying to conquer Ana's heart.
Diego explains to Ana about the Dragon fruit being from Laos and Vietnam. Ana thinks Diego is so knowledgeable…
Isa and Fernando arguing and Isa yells at Luz…
Diego tells Ana he loves her and tries to start a waca waca session but Ana maneuvers her way out from under him… says ‘no, Diego… I can’t… Forgive me, its just I can’t.’ She just can’t.
Fernando leaves the room with Luz after giving Isa several devil stares.
At the truth or dare game, Gustavo passes at ‘the worst ridicule of his life’ and he tells the story of one time he was locked out of his house with just a towel on, had to go to his dad’s office and lost the towel
Laura decides she can’t do truth so she gets a paper out of the bowl for dare… She reads (???) you have to kiss in the mouth the person to your right… (wanna bet that this was NOT what was written on the paper?) Laura kisses Nando, Ximena not happy at all and has a tantrum. Fanny has to hold her back. Ximena is certain (and I am too) that Laura was not kidding with the ‘game kiss’. How come no one thought of reading the piece of paper to see if Laura was lying? Laura mocks Ximena about not liking her boyfriend and that Ximena forgot to take her meds… Ximena warns Laura not to seize her… Laura tells them that Ximena is insecure and a bit nutty… Gustavo is so immature… he just has fun with the whole scene. Fanny asks Laura if she likes Nando.
Isa is left alone in her room yelling ‘darn inopportune escuincla!!’
Nando takes Ximena outside, she warns him that Laura is after his petacas. Ximena says I better go home. Nando will go with her.
Diego tells Ana don’t want to pressure you. When my dad got married and I asked you to marry me you had a crisis. We are grown ups… I desire you. Ana says making love is rete-important to her. He will wait for her as long as it takes.
Fernando returns to the bedroom and the argument continues, but Isa keeps playing victim.
We are going from bad to worse…
How dare you yell at a little girl? Let me remind you, she didn’t even talk before. Are you crazy?
You are harming my kids too much and I won’t tolerate that!
What happened just now was the drop that overflowed the glass.
I think its best for us to divorce.
Sebastian’s incident was part of a series of events that concluded with this ‘exabrupto!’ (mocking her)
Besides Sebastian’s incident, which is unforgiveable, there are insulting a kid, the notebooks of the twins, the pearl necklace…
Beyond that, knowing it is not easy to interact with my kids, which in fact are 7, something you knew from the beginning, we are not a couple! We are not a true marriage! And no matter how much effort I put into it, I will never be able to make you happy as I promised you.
I am such an idiot i could not foresee that you are no mother material, let alone mother of 7+ material, or that my kids Ana would pay the consequences for it as well.
I did not know you were writing a book about how to be a 'B _ _ TCH to your step children' and were practicing the hints on my kids.
Noone told me that I needed to make all the wrong decisions before i chose the right one for my happiness... because... its all about ME, you know? and I got soooooo ZONKED!!
I got it (editor: yeah, like you just drank an instant remedy on how to be a parent and a wife). Please forgive me.
You were telling me horrible things, I was very nervous and my hormones got startled.
Anyone can have an ‘exabrupto!’ (tantrum)..
Its not easy for me to deal with ‘7 creatures’.
I already told you a thousand times that I had nothing to do with Ana’s mom’s issue!
I had nothing to do with the (pearl necklace incident). My mom saw it in a telenovela!
Amazon sent me the wrong book I ordered 'how to become a nice mother of many overnight' and i got 'how to get out of a marriage with kids in 10 days' instead!
Manuela screwed up my cake and i got sick all over the twins homework notebooks!
The car rolled over the kids laptop and the kids blamed me for it.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
La Malquerida #43, 10/22/14: Dan’s Got Some ‘Splainin’ to Do
Hasta el Fin del Mundo #47 20141021 A Dog Fight, A Cat Fight, A Cock Fight and a Lover's Quarrel
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
La Malquerida #42, 10/21/14: Hector Sees What Viewerville Sees; Dan Continues to Top His Own Evil
Mi corazon es tuyo #67 Tues 10/21 Fernando finally faces Isa with some backbone and gets to witness her effect on his kids first hand... Ana defends Fanny to Reeky and later Reeky pulls out a cannon and a 'loved ones' threat on Leon
Music continues… where did all these stranger guests come from? They were not at the wedding!
Edna looking for Johnny… he is with Dana (the other girl from the Chicago) out in another patio. Johnny kisses Dana (or rather she kisses him) and Edna is outraged…
Leon, Reina and Margarita busy keeping up with the food serving and cleanup.
Wait… Reeky dancing with Betty??
Ana and Diego to to dance. Fernando shows miffed face. Isa looks away rolling her eyes. He remembers his dancing scene with Ana in library at the house. Alicia comes to ask Isa to go to restroom with her. Luz goes to dance with Diego and Ana. YoMama comes to check how Fernando is going. He is not in the mood… she wants to know how the marriage is going… YOU ask me about my marriage? … YoMama brings up the issue about Ana’s mom. She seems to want to explain she talked to Ana… Fernando really not in the mood to talk about it. Fernando gathers as much respect as he can and says ‘but… you are no longer welcome in my house.’ (yeah, he said it flat out like that and in one breath!! And Yomama is having a hard time catching her breath.. she is totally frozen. Fernando had planned to talk to her later but… ‘I want you out of my house, Yolanda’. Yolanda is in disbelief… you can’t send me away like an old rag… Fernando reminds her he had warned her, remember when they accused Ana of the burglary?? YoMama insists 'you can't do this to me, I am your MIL!' but Fernando continues ‘if there is something that makes me sick is injustice. And watching someone abuse their ‘power’ on folks who are in weaker positions. I don’t want you in my house any longer. Enjoy the party. Excuse me.’ Fernando is done talking. Stands up and leaves. YoMama tells herself ‘ay, hijita, you and your ideas’. Fernando watches Ana and Diego interact with Luz and is a bit sad. Diego comes over and notices Fernando is a bit out of it. Are you sure? Can I do something for you? Fernando tells him he just kicked YoMama out of the house. Its just he is not (in the mood) He is ok…
Isa and Alicia in restroom. Alicia tells her Sebas made up everything so her dad would be mad at her. Isa thanks her. Ana walks in, seems not happy that Ali is talking to Isa. Isa asks Ali if she will let her alone with Ana to talk to her. Ana is not looking forward to this. Ali leaves. Isa calls Ana ‘vulgar’. Ana asks from toilet ‘now it turns out you are not, right?’
Reeky sits Betty down in the middle of a song and goes right to grab Fanny. Need to talk to you. Fanny also wants to talk to him so she goes to dance with him. Leon watches them. Reina tries to poke some jealousy in Leon. But he is not having it.
Diego has pulled Fernando outside. Fernando wants to talk to Diego about his life. Diego understands that sometimes what we say and what we feel are not the same. I know perfectly what it feels like to loose a love. (or lose in love) Don’t want to talk about Ana, or we will end up badly.
Isa grabs Ana roughly questioning if she went tattle-telling to Fernando… Ana is rough back in her tone. Isa threatens to Ana not to talk to her as ‘equals’. Ana does her arm movement ‘cancelo! Cancelo! We are CERTAINLY not equal. What you want to know is if I went to Don Fer with the gossip about the intrigue you and your mom built against me. I did not tell him! Look, I did not tell him. But he found out. And the trick backfired on you and your mother. I was not guilty of anything… just was a bit too trusting. But what happened later…(Isa gets rough with her again but Ana stops her) I have not yet told him that you left me and Jenn out in the road’ Isa rebutes by mocking Ana’s desire to find her mother and the fact of Ana looking like a clown in the road asking for a ride… Isa totally enjoys watching Ana suffer for sure. Ana is about to rip Isa’s wrist apart… Ana again says if it were not for your pregnancy… Ana warns them not to play with the most sacred one has which is your mother… Ana leaves, Isa again is left grinding through her teeth nagging that Ana broke her hand (if she had, you would be screaming in pain now, B!!)…
Fanny tells Reeky that Leon is more a man than him. Reeky says that was not a threat. Reeky claims that he told Leon what he told her, that Leon is inferior. Fanny tries to end the convo and leave, But as Reeky tries to grab her, Ana comes to the rescue. (was funny how Ana pointed her finger at him and he looked at Ana’s face and then down at the hand… like ‘who the heck are you?’) ‘I know people like you who think they are all that, but you don’t know what I am capable of if you try to harm my nina, EMBEZZLE!!!’ Ana calls Reeky a big bad wolf. Ana threatens him to tell Fernando if he tries to get close to Fanny (the little ridinghood). And he will kick him out of the corporate office. (loved that scene of Ana showing face for Fanny). (loved how Reeky stared at Ana, I just hope he won’t target Ana as his new dart board picture) Got that!... yeah, you got it. (as Ana leaves with Fanny, Reeky says ‘you don’t know who you are messing up with, Ana Leal…) (I am afraid the secret of Ana’s second job is coming up sooner rather than later).
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La Gata #37 10/21/14 La Molestia
The least important stuff
- Rita's suitor is still around, but Rita is getting discharged so...whatever.
- The Meatball is still around. I think he's teaming up with Garabato, but he brought his gang to the pizzaria and took advantage of Meatball. Yelling. Threats...whatever. (Meh. This should probably be filled under "Important"...whatever)
- Esme and Jarocha have a long conversation.
- Esme and El Silencioso have a long conversation. The MNs should be kissing the ground you walk on. Blah blah blah.
- Augie had another attack, but he's not dead. Dorila made him chamomile tea that tasted like arsenic. This was right after he said he wanted to hire a hit man and be done with FDLSC already. Dorila has a quick line about always staying quiet. Will this turn out to be important?
- Virginia visits Esme. She keeps calling her "cuñada." Kind of sweet.
- A beggar woman asks Pablo for some money. He obliges. She gives him an origami flower. He invites her to lunch and tells her his troubles. The actress is really familiar to me and it's driving me crazy trying to figure out where I've seen her before.
- Damian seems to have become El Silencio's goon/muscle. He beats that bald guy to a pulp and Pablo and Esme are there to hear the confession: Augie was the "brains" behind Operation Selfie.
- Mariano tells Lowrenza that Pablo knows everything about Operation Selfie. Lowrenza doesn't deny it. Mariano has some lines.
- El Silencioso and the lawyer Osorio have a long conversation. The MNs will NOT mess with his hija. Give them the offer they can't refuse-Publicly admit their guilt, accept Esme in their home and announce her engagement to Pablo. (PS: Augie can refuse it, but...Lowrenza? Maybe not)
- The Martinez Negretes seem to have forgotten the most important plot point: The household does indeed revolve around Pablo. That's why we're all in this mess! But tonight everyone is screaming and bleating about it always being Pablo, Pablo, Pablo! Augie says he's always been a headache.
- Pablo confronts Augie and they have lines. Lowrenza breaks up the fight and Augie leaves. Parallel scenes with Augie drinking and renouncing his son while Lowrenza asks Pablo if it will help if she and Augie accept Esme and his engagement to her. Well, of course it will help. Lowrenza says they'll do it....but asks Pablo not to say anything just yet. She asks him to wait until the day of the gathering to actually propose. I guess he agrees? Anyhoo...he heads to Esme's house and FINALLY gets to meet the babies!!
Looks like the writers will be working my nerves again tomorrow.
Hasta El Fin Del Mundo #46 10/20/14 Alexa is One Smart Cookie
La Malquerida, capitulo 41. 10/20/14
Monday, October 20, 2014
Stranger Danger! La Gata #36 Monday 10/20/14
I'm going and you can't stop me:
Miss Kitty and Silencioso have a show down, he forbids her to go see Pablo but she won't listen and takes off with Jarocha and the babies.
At the hospital Pablo meets with Monica, who is there because Mariano called her, why did Mariano call her? Because he hopes that Monica can work her charm on Pablo and keep him away from Esmeralda so that he (Mariano) can get a chance to woo her. Good luck with that little buddy. The long and short of their meeting comes down to this: Monica loves Pablo, but she knows he loves Kitty and what do these women see in Pablo? He's not smart, he's not charming, ok so he might be pretty but as my beloved Judge Judy would say "beauty fades, dumb is forever!."
Miss Kitty arrives at the hospital and finds Mariano there, he tells her Monica came to the hospital-spent the night there with Pablo and that the two left together, he also tells her that Pablo does not want to see the children until he is in a better financial position. Kitty is hurt and leaves with Jarocha, Mariano is left alone with his thoughts and the voices in his head tell him that he and his father are the same-his father stole 20 years of a mans life and he is trying to steal the love of a woman from his brother, hey at least he is self-aware!
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Mi Corazón es Tuyo Lunes 10/20/14 #66
TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: Reina de Corazones -- week of October 20, 2014
Thanks to Mauricio for changing his day to recap and to Stevie for doing my Wednesday slot while NovelaMaven and I are unavailable this week. I am in New Orleans but without any access to TV.
TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: THE FRONT PAGE, week of October 20, 2014 -- Los Miserables, Señora Acero, etc.
Blogger/Recapper Update: Madelaine's Health
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Hasta El Fin Del Mundo #45 10/17/14 Let's All Celebrate this (un)Happy Occasion!
Besides being ugly, half of Sofia's dress is missing.