Thursday, July 27, 2006
Heridas -Thursday, July 27
Dual showering scenes of Alejandro and Miranda dreaming of each other as they get ready to go to the wedding.
Florencia tells her father tearfully that this is the last time she will eat in his house. Gonzalo says that he knows that Fab wants her to live in Tabasco so he can supervise his ‘project’ but maybe she should stay in Mexico City for a while. Flor says not to worry, she and Fab will visit two or three times a month. Gonzalo says that her treatment by the cardiology specialist is very important and he would like to have an opportunity to speak to the doctor. ‘What luck,’ says Flor, ‘I’ve invited Dr. Fernandez to the wedding.’ Flor says that her health is fine. If it wasn’t, the doctor would have told her, right?
Miranda tells Gonzalo about Bertha’s threat not to attend the wedding if Miranda is there. He agrees with her decision to go anyway. They agree that Bertha won’t dare show up.
Amparo is in the market. Apparently, she doesn’t have any money and the lady behind a giant mound of vegetables won’t give her any credit. She has better success wheedling some meat out of the butcher. A man (is this the guy that Gonzalo hired to find Fernanda?) comes in and pays her bill at the butcher.
Gonzalo tells Julio that sure there is some bad news but there is no need to panic. He is going to his daughter’s wedding in Tabasco. Julio says, ‘what is running in your veins that you can go on about your daughter’s wedding. Because of you, I have lost everything!’
The newly unemployed workers at the factory where Francisco (they call him Pancho, though) worked exchange tales of woe about the consequences of losing their income. Francisco tries to cheer up his former co-workers by saying that life is like a football game, sometimes you win and sometimes you lose but you keeping trying for the championship.
The bad news from the market keeps coming in to Gonzalo but he doesn’t want to let anyone know at the wedding that anything has happened.
Cesar and his partner in crime are drinking on the job and preparing their excuses for what happened. They weren’t making the decision about where to invest. They just carried out the decisions of Gonzalo and Julio.
While watching a TV news report about the financial chaos, Alejandro reassures Daira (the close captioning keeps referring to her as Naira but the credits of the novela on the Esmas website list her as Daira – beats me) and Lasagna that their money is fine. It is the middle classes and Gonzalo & his clients who are in trouble.
In Tabasco, Miranda tells Pamela that she is out of sorts. Renata comes in to say that Flor won’t stop vomiting. ‘Do you want to postpone the wedding?’ asks Miranda. Flor says no, she is fine now.
Fernanda comes to see Alejandro. She is in tears and tells him that Flor is preggers. Alejandro says that isn’t possible. Fab knows the situation and took precautions. ‘There’s more,’ says Fernanda. The medicines that Flor are taking could hurt the baby. The treatment will have to be suspended and that will make her die even earlier.
There’s an outbreak of pregnancy here. Nuria finds out she has a bun in the oven too. She tells Cesar right there in the office and he denies that he is the father and starts slapping her around when Julio comes in and fires him on the spot.
Flor wants to talk to Miranda alone. She tells her that she is racked with guilt for betraying Miranda and taking her happiness. She begs Miranda to forgive her. Flor says that she has her whole life ahead of her to thank Miranda for what she has done. Miranda, who, of course, knows that Flor has ‘muy poco tiempo,’ looks stricken and tells Flor that she has nothing to ask forgiveness for and she should concentrate on being happy herself.
Fernanda leaves a message with a dim servant at the hacienda to the effect that Flor should stop taking her medicine right away. Tomasa and Pamela are confused.
Cesar tells his evil co-worker that he’s been given the boot. The co-worker says that he will resign. Cesar says no, their plans are unfinished. He needs the evil co-worker to stay at the company.
Gonzalo says that Julio had no business firing Cesar. This is Gonzalo’s company. Julio then reproaches Gonzalo again for losing all his sons’ money not to mention all his other customers. Gonzalo says what happened is a risk of investing in the market. Julio says that he holds Gonzalo responsible for losing his sons’ money. He won’t leave them in misery. Gonzalo then reminds Julio of some screw up he made and he wasn’t thinking of his sons or Gonzalo’s daughters then.
The unbelievably stupid Nuria (we may have to start calling her Nutria – she has the brains of a fish) comes in to see Cesar as he packing up his things. At first, he is nasty and says it is her fault that he has lost his job. Then she says that one day he will ask her for help and she will say no. All of a sudden, Cesar takes off his glasses and almost has a personality change. He says he loves her and in a few days after he gets his mother settled at the ranch, they can get married. The dumb bunny believes all this and is wreathed in smiles as Cesar leaves.
A private plane is taking Alejandro, Fab, Daira, Lasagna, Fernanda & Rebeca to Tabasco. Rebeca speculates about what Gonzalo will do when he sees Fernanda. Rebeca then asks Fernanda what happened to the man she ran off with. ‘You think I ran off with a man?’ says Fernanda. ‘He died. Gonzalo killed him.’ Fab asks Alejandro what the effect of the crash of the markets will be on Gonzalo’s firm. Alejandro says it will be in big trouble. Fab then says since Alejandro is so rich, why doesn’t he bail Gonzalo out. Alejandro doesn’t respond.
In his office, Gonzalo tells his staff to jolly the clients along until Monday and see what happens. One of the employees says, ‘We’re bankrupt, right?’ Gonzalo says that maybe the markets will get better next week and we can recoup our losses.
An unseen Bertha receives a visit from a guy. He has brought a necklace that was made from a copy of a design by Alfredo Luque. The necklace is worth $50 grand but the guy says that if you have Luque’s original design, it is worth much more (Why would this be? It makes no sense.) Anyway, Bertha pays for the necklace and says to herself that loving her is the price that Alejandro must pay to get his father’s drawings back.
Flor is in her wedding dress but is getting nauseous again. She is upset that Bertha isn’t there. ‘Say what you want,’ says Flor, ‘Bertha was like a mother to us.’ ‘To you maybe,’ says Miranda, ‘but to me she was a tyrant.’ Flor suggests that when Renata and Miranda marry, Gonzalo will be all alone and he and Bertha could get together. Since know that Bertha is going to show up rejuvenated after her surgery, Miranda and Tomasa go on and on about how ugly and old Bertha looks and her father only boincked her when he was drunk, etc. ‘Gonzalo needs a real woman,’ says Miranda, ‘not a fright like Bertha.’
Alejandro and family and Fernanda arrive at Rebeca’s ranch where they will stay for the wedding.
That was where the TiVo ended. The rest will be at the beginning of tomorrow’s episode. Perhaps we will get to see the new Bertha.