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Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Barrera de Amor: May 22
Now it's Pancho dreaming of Maite! He says it was love at first sight. He wonders why Victor hasn't conquered her. He shows up with flowers; she brushes him off, but says they can be pals. He, poor deluded soul, later tells his friend, "we'll start out as pals but then oo-la-la!"
Here is the murderer of Veronica's mother Magdalena, plotting with the wife of Don Eduardo. Don Eduardo is feeling worse every day. Soon she will be a widow and inherit everything! But she's worrying about Veronica, who perhaps as a baby saw something during the unfortunate murder of her mother, being back in Mexico. He suggests an "accident" could befall Veronica, but this woman thinks that might be too coincidental and might lead to investigation - "first the mother gets clocked, and then the daughter's tennis shoes get hung up?" (Meaning she was murdered.)
At an organically-grown-grapes wine tasting, Daniel coughs. Andres asks him a favor: go to the hacienda and pass a message along to Valeria to meet Andres at the wine-tasting that night! Daniel is executing this request, talking with Juanita, when Jacinta comes along; Juanita covers, saying Daniel is there to see her. Later in this same visit Federico surprises Jacinta in Daniel's company. He grabs her roughly and tells her not to bring her lovers to the hacienda. She denies all, stoutly. "Then why were you so nervous?" He threatens: "you wouldn't want your father and brother to have to pay for the broken plates."
There are several scenes of Maite talking with Victor about his being gay. He never told Veronica, and he never told his longtime friend Pancho - in fact, way back when Victor even had girlfriends. Maite tells him he's been an excellent father to Veronica.
Rodrigo tells his pal Omar he's not really interested in Valeria, but he'll win her for sport. Omar thinks he's playing with fire.
Remedios presses Valeria not to go after the toreador, but to stick with Rodrigo. Valeria isn't interested - there's something wrong with his character - even when they were kids he was pulling the wings off flies and throwing lizards into the fire. Veronica, listening and sort of sticking herself and stroking her palm with a huge sharp knife, says it sounds like Rodrigo needs a shrink.
Jacinta told Maite on the phone that if she tried to contact Valeria, Valeria would be told "the truth" about Maite. "All that matters is Valeria's happiness," Maite muses.
Valeria made a delicious meal, and the heavy-handed script has Veronica exclaim: "Why you could be my mother's (Maite's) daughter, you are so good in the kitchen." "Yes, she has always liked to cook." Later: "This sort of thing is inherited." Jeesh.
The girls decide to go to the cemetery to put flowers on Valeria's father Adolfo's grave. Federico insists on accompanying them. In front of Adolfo's tomb, the heavy-handed script has Veronica (also Adolfo's daughter) get all sad, ... "I don't know why." Also, Federico, while flashing back to murdering Adolfo, says he's getting all emotional because Adolfo was like a brother to him.
Daniel tells Andres he likes Juanita. Juanita tells Valeria she likes Daniel; she also passes on Andre's message about the wine-tasting.
Some padre is sucking up to Jacinta and gets her to agree to go to the big fancy international Maldonado Brothers international, did I mention it was international?, wine-tasting that night. With the ultimate aim of getting her to put money into the expansion of winemaking in Mexico.
The girls ask Jacinta if they can go to the fair. She says of course not (after criticizing Valeria's scanty blouse), but they have to go to the fancy international wine-tasting. Since that's what they wanted to do anyway, they are happy, which makes Jacinta suspicious.
El Gordo and Andres talk their way in the back entrance to the bullfight and for several blissful minutes nobody says anything.
Another customer flirts with Maite, and leaves his book of poetry. She is reading it aloud, later, when he comes back for it. She kind of likes him.
Well, look who's at the wine-tasting, it's Unibrow, Nutria, and El Gordo, and Daniel and Andres! At another table, Manola, her cuckolded husband Zamora, and her mother. At another table, Jacinta, Federico, the girls, and Rodrigo (discreetly drooling down Valeria's back). Andres sees the drool and goes off to sulk. Valeria sees Andres leave and wants to go after him, but Jacinta says "everybody has to stay seated." How bossy can you get?
A suave honcho of the international wine-tasting, Jose Maldonado, comes up to Manola, her mom and her dad (who finally arrived). It turns out he is "the" Jose who fell in love with Eloisa, left her pregnant with Maite, and "never came looking for her." He is stunned to hear Eloisa is dead and staggers off. All agree that after his dastardly behavior he does not deserve to know he has a daughter.
Thanks for the recap, Melinama. This episode had some real 'corny' scenes. I hope my brain isn't permanently damaged from watching this crappy novela. Federico better do something bad soon to wake me up....or I'm going to fall alseep dreaming of Alboradaville.
Permalink posted by Marie : Wed May 24, 10:17:00 AM EDT
"Veronica, listening and sort of sticking herself and stroking her palm with a huge sharp knife, says it sounds like Rodrigo needs a shrink." WHO needs a shrink? Perhaps the psycho who strokes her palm with a sharp knife? The pot who calls the kettle black? Ok honestly I've never watched the show so I don't even know who this is, but if I've learned anything from discussion forums, it is illegal to post without having an ill-informed opinion on something. Oh, and what kind of name is 'Nutria'? Is she an energy bar?
I haven't watched this episode yet (and probably won't) but Jacinta seems to get bossier and nastier every week. I wish Federico and/or Rodrigo would take her on, even though they would probably lose and get killed by her. I suppose Veronica is due to stab somebody soon, maybe even one of her alter egos? Thanks for the recap! I'm glad that SOME of us are able to keep to the schedule.
Chris, poor Nutria's name is really Nuria, but Melinama called her Nutria way back when and now the name has stuck. A Nutria is a type of large water rat.
Permalink posted by Sylvia : Wed May 24, 02:31:00 PM EDT
Ahhh - now that makes more sense. I like that name much better knowing it was given to her and not the real name from the show. This reminds me of something way way back, when I was a kid my mom watched Days of our Lives, she always referred to Bo and Hope as 'Bozo and Hopeless.'
I used to watch ''days''....Bozo and Hopeless---love it, and ...they were exactly that...and still are---the same 2 actors are STILL playing those characters---can't bear to watch it anymore------can't bring myself to watch this telenovela either, but i stop by to read the clever commentary---lol Susanlynn, spoiled for all telenovelas after being luised in alboradaville
Permalink posted by Anonymous : Sat May 27, 07:33:00 PM EDT
What? Those actors are still on that show? My story was from about 25 years ago. Wow. What a way to make a living for those two. I wonder if they remember their real names any more.
si---the same 2 actors are still playing bozo and hopeless---and they ARE still bozo and hopeless---i turned it on yesterday for the first time in a loooong time , and, guess what, they had just broken AGAIN--Billy, bozo's sometime querida and madre of his bastarda [do you think i'm watching too much alborada???] once again broke them up---i remember when they were hoven and caliente and hopeless was jumping on the back of bozo's hog to the strains of ''i need a hero''---now, they are just old and hopeless and boring---so break up already and move along---susanlynn, feeling a little cranky and luisless ''i need a hero'' too
Permalink posted by Anonymous : Fri Jun 02, 02:47:00 PM EDT
"The tiresome child is returned to us." I agree with Vivi, the rescue was worth it to see Enzo in his wet
t-shirt. Yowza that man's got a bod. If I were Chela I'd be pushing Temo in the well every time Enzo drives up.
She is just so stupid. I can't stand it. Doesn't it make you just want to shoot a taser at her? Your just sitting there reading
the paper minding your own business. She walks in and starts screeching and you hide the taser next to you and fire. ZZZZZttttt! She flops around on the floor
like a fish out of water. That would shut her pie hole for sure! I feel so much better now. - Connie
Gonzo is dead to me.
I want Barb to fall off a cliff. And take Dam & Cam with her.
I want to hit Esteve over the head with a Nerf bat.
If want to duct tape Gardenia's mouth shut.
I want Flor to get different glasses.
I want Curls & Sniffles to stop crying. --Doris
I want Guy Ecker to look at me with his ojos. I want Fernando Colunga to take me in his arms, embrace me and
whisper sweet nothings in my ear. I want William Levy to kiss me, over and over and then start over again." -- Newbie-One-Kanobe