Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Barrera de Amor: August 30
Unibrow tells the astonished Teodoro: "I'm giving my share of the vineyard to you and leaving forever." You can imagine how moved I was by this statement.
When Valeria weeps, "Boo-hoo my mother abandoned me," the nun says, "Your mother is a good person and she did what she thought was best for you." "Amazing! You knew my mother!? Tell me more!" But the nun will say no more. When a doctor confirms Valeria's pregnancy she says she doesn't want her grandmother (the serial killer) to find out - "she will despise my child as the product of sin."
When Manola and her dad arrive at the hospital, Gustavo has disappeared! They bluster and threaten. Victor has snuck Gustavo out the back way and taken him to a safe house, while Victor's friend tells the grieving and anxious wife that her husband has died, and suggests a visit to the authorities and an i.d. of the cadaver. Instead, Manola and her dad vamoose and are later seen celebrating, with wine, in a restaurant. Sure, there are a few little details to work out - like death certificates, and putting some old anybody's ashes into an urn and pretending Gustavo died in the U.S. clinic, but they feel pretty smug and safe. Hee-hee.
Victor summons Maite (who had been at Joan Rivers aka Ms. Maldonado's house arranging for crazy Veronica to receive Occupational Therapy in the form of painting). Together they hear the astonishing story Gustavo wheezes out - of Manola throwing him off the balcony, hiding him, his escape, etc. He hysterically begs that they keep his whereabouts a secret. He has no money for the operation he needs - Maite and Victor say they'll cover it - he vows someday he will go home on his own two feet, and give Manola and Nicolas what they deserve.
Federico goes to see poor twitchy Veronica at the asylum. He keeps asking how much she remembers. She says, not much, and says she doesn't love him and he should go away forever.
Sergio overhears his sister Jacinta ranting about the shame of everything. He quizzes the servant and she lets slip that Doña Jacinta does know where Valeria is, in fact, "She did it for Valeria's own good. She does everything for other people, Doña Jacinta has a heart of gold."
Rodrigo comforts Berta, Omar's aunt. A big deal is made about some red candies which she gave Omar every week (a future clue?). Later, after his grandmother leaves the house, Rodrigo discovers money and an uncashed check under the blotter. Why, it's the money that Omar had on him when he was whacked! And everybody thought it had been a robbery! (What lunatic murderer leaves a fat wad of money and an uncashed check sticking out from under a blotter?)
left some of the candy wrappers in the trash at the house where Gustavo was being held prisoner.
That's how Manola knew he was the one helping her husband and so " bang bang".How she knew he ate those candies is anyone's guess.