Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Amar Sin Limites October 29--Silvana has two Mommies
Diego and Chucho are chatting in the back room about the Julio’s big fashion show launching his collection. Diego’s got a few more dresses to do. Next talk turns to THE dress design. Diego asks Chucho if It’s true that Julio asked Chucho for the design that Diego threw away. Chucho is all smiles and asks Julio wants to buy it. “Pretty soon, the show will be Julio Corso and Diego Moran!” he chirps happily. Diego wrinkles his nose some more unhappily.
Meanwhile, Julio and Arnaldo are chatting behind a screen, or at least that’s what it looks like. Julio says that he was glad to be at the hospital when Tia Inez woke up, in spite of what Arnaldo’s “family” thinks. Arnaldo is happy that he’s been able to make the time, what with all the work he has. Julio offers him a check to help pay Inez’ expenses. Arnie doesn’t want to take it but in the end he does. He mentions that Inez will be leaving the hospital soon. Arnaldo asks how things are coming along with the fashion show. Julio says great, what with Don Chucho and Diego helping out. Arnie says “So---Diego is turning out to be good!” Julio backs off from a more enthusiastic endorsement, saying that “Diego is a good tailor but lacks creativity. I have him working off and on (not regularly). Arnie says “it’s good then that you have him working here, so you can keep an eye on him.” “ Julio launches into an explanation about how Diego could be better if he hadn’t had things handed to him, if he actually had to work for a living, rather than having a rich woman hand everything to him on a silver platter. Arnaldo agrees.
At Casa Silvana where the fight between Mama Gloria and Silvana over whether Isela should stay or go or sleep on the couch continues. Gloria is flopped on the bed in her old room (Isela’s room) insisting that nobody will pry her off HER BED. Silvana makes the threat to have Isela stay with her in her room, if Gloria insists on taking her room back from Isela. Now Gloria wants Silvana to share her room. Silvana and Isela leave with Gloria shouting after her.
Back to Chucho and Diego. Diego explains to Chucho that no Julio & Diego show is possible since Julio is protective of his brand. People who buy from him want Julio clothes. Chucho doesn’t think it’s fair but Diego thinks that Julio is partly right. He (Diego) still has a lot to learn and needs to “pay his dues” so to speak, before he can have his own name in fashion design. Chucho asserts that the price that Diego is paying is turning out to be high. Diego says, not necessarily. If Julio hadn’t given him the job, perhaps he wouldn’t have ever tried. Plus Julio has offered him access to a computer, design programs and the capability of looking at designs from all over the world. All that plus, he’s given him a job. Chucho still isn’t sure if Julio is helping Diego or making him pay. “Eventually things fall of their own weight” says Chucho. Diego agrees and says “we can start our own business.” He doesn’t know when but someday. In the meantime, Diego wants credit for his designs in Julio’s next collection.
Over at Casa Moran, Lidia is making a fuss over her Mami being back. She insists that she’s left Piero for good since he’s back with Lucia. Clemi is happy to hear this and congratulates her for having a little dignity. Manuel tries to horn in on the compliments by saying that it was he who convinced Lidia to leave Piero—it was you that convinced me, he says to Clemi, turning on the smarm. Clemi is oblivious and happy, saying to Manuel “You’re really changing!” She kisses him. “And you too” she says to Lidia. “I think that you got involved with Piero because he was flashing his wife’s money. But money can’t buy you happiness” Lidia looks a little uncomfortable. Manuel looks off into the distance. Turns out he’s remembering giving seduction lessons to Lucia about how to get Piero back. He gives her a demonstration on how to walk, swiveling her hips, etc.
We switch over to Lucia, who is lying in bed wearing a lace teddy and peignoir set. Piero walks in with a bunch of flowers saying that he’s forgiven her. Lucia plays hardball saying she hasn’t forgiven him and sends him out of the room. As soon as he’s gone, Lucia clasps her hands together gleefully and says “It worked! “That guy’s tips worked!”
It’s the next morning and Arnaldo and Azul are having coffee in the hospital café. Arnaldo is complaining that he didn’t get any sleep the night before. Azul remarks that he’d better get some tonight or he won’t be awake for Julio’s fashion show. Just then, GSD arrives and says that it’s good that they are both there. He wants to talk about the post-hospital care of Tia Inez, especially her emotional state. He remarks that if she doesn’t regain the use of her arm, it will end her musical career. Azul thinks that she’s got to be able to accept whatever happens and learn to live again. GSD says they need to be united in their helping her. Azul wants to know what Emilia thinks. GSD, nervous that Emilia’s name has been brought up pops a ciggy in his mouth. Azul reproaches him—they are in a hospital for crying out loud—and takes it out of his mouth. GSD looks glum and says he told her that he is obligated to be at Inez’ side. Arnaldo chimes in, “Are you sure she understands? In my opinion, that woman hates my Aunt. She wanted us to let her die, didn’t she? “ Azul looks serious and GSD looks depressed.
It’s morning at Casa Silvana. Gloria, wearing a kimono, has gotten up to find Isela and Silvana dressed and Isela serving them both breakfast. Gloria is ticked to find once again that Isela has usurped her role as mom by serving her daughter breakfast. She starts carrying on all over again like the night before when Silvana and Isela get up and decide to head on in to work. Gloria is left alone and she pulls a plate of the abandoned scrambled eggs, tries it and decides it’s good.
At the hospital again, Azul is pushing Tia Inez around in a wheelchair. Azul is trying to jolly her up by saying that she’s got a second chance at life. Inez says that it’s been a long time since she has felt this close to Azul. Inez decides to bring up THAT fateful day when little Azul caught her Aunt and her daddy making out in a dark room. Turns out Azul had repressed that memory and now that she’s been reminded of it, she’s not to happy to recall that it was when her mother was still alive. Azul now understands why their relationship turned chilly. Inez asks for her forgiveness once again. Azul says that she know that her parents had a bad relationship but that she wishes that Inez and GSD had done things differently. Inez agrees.
It’s the site of the fashion show. There’s a lady who is organizing all the models and directing them who looks like Cristina. They thunder down the catwalk like a bunch of elephants. The worst of all is Ceci, who gets to be a model for a day, in spite of the fact that she has had no modeling classes yet. She’s there snapping her gum, looking petulant when the lady and Julio begin chewing her out. I hope that was a run without the collection clothes because what they are all wearing looks pretty sloppy and not too distinguished.
At the hospital, Arnaldo is looking over the bills. GSD asks him what he’s doing and Arnaldo says he’s going to pay part of Inez’ expenses. GSD immediately asks where he got the money and Arnie immediately owns up—Julio gave him a check. GSD goes ballistic.
At the Cantina, Silvana is accosted by Flavio. Flavio tells her that he has something for her that he couldn’t give her last night due to the sudden appearance of Mommy dearest. Before she barely gets out the words “We have to talk” he’s snapped open a ring box. He thinks the problem is that she isn’t taking him seriously. He wants to show that he is very serious. Yes, he’s a bohemian, crazy artist type but he is serious and he wants to marry her! Silvana looks vexed.
Back at the hospital with Inez and Azul—Inez asks about why Azul is marrying Mo if she doesn’t love him. Azul doesn’t want to talk about it. Inez says she does want to talk about it. She knows what marriage without love is like—like GSD and her sister. Azul tries to shut her up. Inez says a marriage without love is destined to fail.
Mo and Andres arrive at the boutique to pick up Azul’s dress. (Wow, that was quick!) They run into Diego who grandly proclaims that he isn’t going to marry Azul. He’ll see to that! Mo smiles and says that as much as he’s tried to separate them, Mo and Azul are together. Diego swears by the memory of his dead Granddad, that Azul will never marry “a murderer like you.” Mo pretends that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about and asks him for proof. Diego says he’ll have them soon. Mo dares him to show them to him when he gets them. Diego says no matter. The one who Azul really loves is me! A fistfight ensues. Gaspar comes in and breaks up the fight. He yells at Diego to get back to work on the collection, they are in a rush! Diego yells that Mo is there to pay for the dress, which is great, since he (Diego) is going to take the bride! He huffs off.
At the Cantina, Silvana is giving the Dear John talk to Flavio. Silvana tells him that she hasn’t been able to forget Diego. Flavio is sad and says that she will always be like a beautiful dream. He tells her to go fight for her man.
At the hospital GSD and Arnaldo are fighting over whether Julio’s check should be used to pay for Inez. Arnie says that it’s a family matter and Julio is family. GSD says no, he’s not. Arnaldo points out that the other day, GSD was just pointing out how Emilia was HIS PARTNER even though he knew it would hurt Inez’s feelings. GSD proclaims that his relationship with Emilia is NORMAL. Arnaldo asks who he and Julio are hurting. GSD insists that they are hurting HIM and shoves Arnaldo aside. Arnie insists on asking how it has hurt GSD.
At the boutique, Gaspar comes back after pushing Diego out of the room and tells Mo that the dress isn’t ready. That they’ll deliver it tomorrow morning, first thing. Tomorrow is Julio’s big fashion show. Mo agrees to this and hands over the cash. When Gaspar leaves Mo and Andres have a conference. Mo wants to be sure that Azul doesn’t come to the shop to try on the dress alone, when Diego is there. Andres agrees that Diego is going to try to make a play for Azul. [This line I couldn’t hear well—I think he said that he is going to rip Diego’s heart out the day of the wedding.]
At the hospital, the bride to be is helping Inez to walk. She’s doing pretty well for somebody who’s been in a coma for several months. Arnie shows up.
Isela and Silvana are chatting at the Cantina. Silvana fills her in about letting Flavio down. Silvana is all smiles when she says she’s going to tell Diego that she wants another chance with him. Just then, Gloria walks in, dressed to the 9s, wearing dark glasses. She makes a crack about the birthing pains she had with Silvana and how Isela has never felt them. Silvana gets up to go and when Gloria protests, she leaves anyway. Isela says that she’ll stay and “settle accounts” with Gloria.
Gloria sits down and the first thing she wants to know is who cancelled her phone sex line. Isela says that Silvana cancelled it because she was tired of answering the phone and getting men talking obscenities. Gloria complains that they should have kept the line because Silvana should have known that she’d be back. She always comes back, because she’s her mother…yaddah yahddah. Isela says she thought that Mother’s are always supposed to be there for you. Gloria huffs that they destroyed her business. They could have consulted her. Isela counters that nobody knew where she was. Gloria starts a list of complaints—Isela has invaded her territory, she’s mixed the kitchen towels with the good linens. Isela says that she and Silvana are friends, that’s all. Isela tries to tell her that what she needs to do is simply be there for her daughter when she needs her. Gloria gets all huffy that Isela is giving her advice about HER daughter. Isela finally rolls her eyes.
Azul is walking and talking with GSD (Arnie is lurking secretly in the background listening in). GSD is saying that he wants to avoid that his son suffer. Azul says that nobody can keep anyone else from suffering. GSD explains that one of the reasons that he can’t accept his son being gay is that he doesn’t want him to end up alone. He will leave Julio some day and, not having any children, he’ll be without a family of his own. Azul disagrees. Nobody knows what will happen, if they will end up alone or not. GSD says that all his life, he will have to bear people rejecting him for what he is. Azul says that the hardest rejection that he has to bear is his dad’s. GSD hugs Azul and looks sad.
Flavio and Isela are talking at the Cantina. Flavio announces that he’s leaving for Cuba. Isela points out that he doesn’t want to go back there. Flavio says that Silvana has broken his heart. And he’s all heart, no head. He needs to go. He thanks Isela who is in tears.
Diego is working on Azul’s dress on a manequin. It looks like a slip with a matching corset. He’s feeling up the dress and squeezing out a few tears. Silvana comes in and says that the dress looks like every bride’s dream. Diego explains that it is for Azul. Silvana says that he is going to have to forget Azul. Diego responds that he will never forget Azul, she’s his one true love.
Arnaldo has caught up with Azul after GSD left. Arnaldo is happy because from what he heard, he knows that his father loves him. He’s just afraid for his son. Azul says “of course” he loves him. It’s just that he doesn’t want him to suffer and he’s a man and he can’t admit that he’s afraid in front of another man. Arnaldo wants to tell Julio what he’s learned but Azul says he should confront his father first. Tell him he understands where he is coming from. “That’s how you resolve things” says Azul.
GSD is with Inez. Inez asks about Arnaldo and whether they are still having problems. GSD explains that he is still having trouble accepting Arnaldo’s homosexuality and that he still blames himself—if he had been a better father. Inez says that he’s too hard on himself. GSD responds that Arnaldo didn’t need a famous scientist father, he needed affection. And now as an adult , he’s seeking affection from another man. GSD tears up a bit. He wishes he had been a better father. Inez is sympathetic.
Mo and Andres are at the restaurant checking out the arrangements for the reception. Mo is complaining that Azul hasn’t show too much enthusiasm for this wedding. He showed her the invitations and she wasn’t too interested. The caterer wants to show him the menu and he waves her away for the moment. Andres reminds him that he has to call Azul to remind her that she has to go to the boutique to try on the dress.
Azul catches the call when she is still with Arnaldo at the hospital. Arnaldo says that she is the most unenthusiastic bride he’s ever seen.
Back at Lucia’s Manuel is there giving more “seduction tips.” Manuel tries to negotiate a car out of her. She complains that she wants to see “definitive” results. Manuel assures her she will.
At the workshop, Diego is still with Silvana and the dress. Diego admits that he made the dress with Azul in mind. Silvana tells him not to torture himself. Diego chokes back the tears and says he’s full of rage and pain that the love of his life is going to be marrying another. He dreamed for years about such a dress giving a dress like this to her. Silvana puts her head on his shoulder. Who should walk in behind them but Azul.
Next we see Mo, on the phone, ordering a hit on Diego.
Azul shuts the door and announces that she has come with her fiancée to try on the dress. Diego says sure, there it is, try it on. More nose wrinkling.
Next we finally see Ivan on the phone with Boris, confirming the hit on Eva. Boris says why wouldn’t it be confirmed? Do it already. Eva is standing there next to Ivan listening. Boris wants him to tell him all the details, the time, the type of explosive, etc.
Clemi is at the office looking at a picture of Diego and Paco together. They reminisce about Paco. She compliments Anibal on being a good step-father to Paco. Anibal says he and Clemi were fated to be together. When Clemi gives him a quizzical look, Anibal reminds her that Lida and Paco were engaged. They would have been suegros (in-laws). Clemi says that she wishes that Lida had married Paco. She doesn’t like Piero.
Eva and Ivan are talking after the call to Boris. Eva asks him why he asked Boris to confirm the command. Ivan says, “you’re his daughter.” Eva tells him that Boris killed her mother without hesitation. She goes on to tell him that all the love in her died with her mother, until Diego opened her heart. She had no feelings.
Piero shows up all smiles with a new car for Lidia. Lidia smacks him tells him he’s shameless and goes back into the house accusing him of sleeping with Lucia to get the car. Piero shouts after her that he got the car with money from a job for Mo, that he’s given her father a job.
Meanwhile, Manuel and Lucia are looking at cars supposedly for Lidia. Manuel chooses the most expensive car (a new Honda Civic?) and when Lucia complains he says that his daughter’s dignity demands it. He also flatters Lucia by saying that a person of her class can afford it.
Back at the boutique, Diego is hanging his head and Silvana is trying to comfort him. Suddenly Azul comes out of the dressing room, in slo mo. Diego is impactado. She humbly thanks him and says that it’s the dress she always dreamed about. Just then Mo comes in and puts his hands on her shoulders announcing that his vision has completely returned. Azul says that he couldn’t have given her a better piece of news. They have a big smooch.
In the Next epi—
- Mo tells someone on the phone that Azul will be his again on their honeymoon. (No waiting until she's ready, I guess.)
- Azul confesses her doubts to Ceci a few hours before the wedding
- GSD breaks the bad news to Emilia that he and Inez will be living together for awhile.
- Silvana confesses happily to Isela that as soon as Azul marries Mo, she’ll get Diego back.
- Diego announces that he’s going to be busting up the Duarte-Toscano wedding.
Also, I have always been very fond of ill-fated brides who dread their upcoming nuptials, so that's a good thing too.
Great recap Margaret, how to nice to see you still have your sizzling touch.