Thursday, January 31, 2008
Pasion – Jan 30, 2008 - Ric puts the cart after the sword and gets the long anticipated roll in the hay
I will first apologize for the length. I’m verbose to begin with and even worse when there’s stuff I can repeat verbatim. I tried to put my comments (except for definitions) in italics.
From the previous night: Marcelino tells Jorge that he spoke w/Ric and about getting Jorge’s marriage approval. He says Ric asked about the “pernada” rights. His cronies all looked as if Ric wouldn’t allow it. Jorge asks: “then he won’t follow through?” Marcelino replies: “He said he’d come talk with you, but didn’t say when.” Al of the Boufant tells Jorge to give it up, he’s never used his right on widows, and Ric will never allow it. Jorge says it’s a matter of pride, ‘cause he’s the Lord of San Fer. If they don’t like it, they can leave. You know I would love to have played a drinking game with the number of times they said the word pernada or talked about rights in this episode. I’d have been quite toasty by the end!
Justo tells Sofia the chisme about the blackmail. He assures her he destroyed the letter, but maybe people heard and decided to blackmail Cami. She starts listing everyone who knew (servants, guards, etc) and he asks about WhoreSula. She asks why and they start a whole waffling dance until he says there are “rumors” about Vasco and WhoreSula getting it on. We now see WhoreSula telling Fortunata about how she’s pissed at Vasco for sleeping with Inés and how he now has to marry her. WhoreSula wants revenge and figures she’ll tell daddy to get his “pernada” rights to punish Vasco. Fortunata feels bad for Inés and WhoreSula says, “big deal, she’s not even a virgin.” Just then Sofi enters and gives her a big ol’ slap, then another to Fortunata. Sofi tells WhoreSula she knew she’d inherited her dad’s bad blood, but never imagined she’d turned into whore. You sleeping with Vasco Darien?
New stuff: WhoreSula protests, did he say that? Mom says nah, he’s a coward, but I have my ways. WhoreSula says she’d never lower herself to sleeping with the vendor’s son. And what if I did? You forced me to marry an ancient and smelly pervert who I slept with while disgusted. And you were fine with that! Sofi looks a little guilty for a second and then WhoreSula ads: and now you expect me to live like a cloistered nun? Sofi asks if that’s an admition and WhoreSula says no. Sofi starts to go to Jorge’s and WhoreSula wants to stop her. Sofi asks if WhoreSula told Vasco about the ED letter and she said she doesn’t speak with the guy. Sofi stomps out of the room and Fortunata catches up and asks Sofi not to tell Jorge ‘cause he’d lock WhoreSula in a convent. Think about your nieta (granddaughter). Sofi looks at her and says “you knew” (man, if looks could kill, Sofia has a great angry look) Fortunata starts to swear and Sofi tells her she better start keeping an eye on WhoreSula and reporting to her, or she’ll kick her out and she’ll have to live off public charity or end up as a maid in a convent. (Ed note: Sofi, you don’t think she’s good enough to be a nun? Also, I suppose she means begging on the streets ‘cause I don’t remember reading anything about Nueva España’s welfare system).
Cami fires Clotilde who asks if it’s ‘cause Jimena doesn’t like her. Cami says she doesn’t want to argue. Cloti says she’s worked in that house for years and Cami says, not with me. I feel bad, but here’s two-months salary ‘till you find something. We cut to Mario telling Ric he’d like to kill Jorge, or castrate him. Ric reminds him they’re not on the ship where they can just throw the body overboard. Here things are done differently. Mario says “calmadito tiburoncito” (calm down little shark) you’re not gonna let him boink her? Ric says heck no! How are you gonna do this without killing or castrating him? Ric says he’ll improvise. They decide they’re gonna look at the possible haciendas (for Jorge’s cronies to have hidden the loot) together tomorrow, and Mario will look into the cart today.
Fortunata runs into WhoreSula’s room. WhoreSula wants to know if she changed Mom’s mind and Fortunata’s not sure, but she’s supposed to spy on WhoreSula or get kicked out. WhoreSula wants to now if Manuela told Sofi but Fortunata doesn’t think so. She asks if she went out or someone came to her? Cut to Lis and Fran trying to put the breaks on Ric’s marriage. Fran says only by turning him in. Lis reproaches Fran for wanting Ric to hang after he had her name removed from Bermejo’s confesion. Fran apologizes. Lis says Ric always talks about knowing your enemy first. She’ll go talk to Ric, alone. Insert running montage of Fortunata getting info from the guards and running back. Guess she found out how Sofi got the news. Back at Chez Ric, Lis tells Ric he can marry Cami with his fake name and she won’t say nuttin.’ She asks if Cami’ll come live with them. Mario is standing behind Ric gesturing something along the lines of “duh.” Ric says he hasn’t decided and Mario drops his arms in annoyance. Lis says she wants to have Cami over for din-din to make nice ‘cause all the animosity was really daddy’s fault. Mario’s trying to wave to Ric to blow it off, but Ric says he’ll mention it to Cami. Lis feels it would be more appropriate coming from her.
WhoreSula is furious now she knows it was Justo who let the cat out of the bag and figures Vasco must have told him. Fortunata says there’s no reason and WhoreSula figures he was drunk. Yeah, ‘cause the flirting, boinking at the mill and making out in the fields couldn’t possibly have clued Justo in. She’s gonna get even! She runs looking for daddy and Fortunata runs after her trying to make sure she doesn’t do anything crazy. They run into Jorge and Fortunata runs the other way. Jorge wants to know what bit her and asks WhoreSula if she’s gonna tell him that she’s sad over dead fiancé. WhoreSula says it’s something serious.
Mario tells Ric he ain’t buying what Lis is selling. Ric says: is it that you don’t like her? And Mario says, of course I don’t like her, but I also don’t believe her. Ric wants to give her the benefit of the doubt. Back to WhoreSula throwing a tantrum about how she’s being defamated by a “pelafustán” (aka pelagatos: someone mediocre and insignificant) and how her mom hit and insulted her over it. Jorge says he wouldn’t put his hands in the fire for anyone and it better not be true. He’s upset that Vasco blabbed, but if he does something everyone will know why. She suggests taking it out on Vasco’s betrothed. He wonders if she’s being truthful and she says she’s innocent. But even if she’s not, the Don of SF can’t have people talking trash about his little girl.
Pablo is listening to the shell he got from his mom as Mario walks in. They start talking about his health, then the all-important cart. Mario asks if there were any special markings and Pablo says it had a chunk cut out of one side. He asks if they know who did it and then starts talking about how guilty he feels he failed the cap’n.
Santi goes to Cami’s to fix the door. He runs into Cami who explains Ric came looking for her and she had taken the keys. He tells her she shouldn’t marry someone so violent and she says it’s none of his beeswax. He accuses her of becoming “soberbia” (arrogant) and she tells him he’s turning into a pill. What happened to her isn’t her fault, or that he married her sister, he says that wasn’t his fault either (ed note: hey, nobody held a gun to your head!). Ric arrives looking all sexy and regal on horseback. He asks Santi how long it will take and Santi says however long it takes. Ric asks what they were arguing about and Cami tells him Santi doesn’t approve of their engagement. She asks him to understand and Ric says I don’t and I don’t wanna. He should have looked for you until the ends of the earth and not married your sister. I don’t want you talking to him. Ominous music as Cami looks impactada and Ric backpedals to: “I don’t want him talking trash about us.” Good job dodging that bullet!. Cami nods yes. Back in the courtyard Santi tells the maid that he’s fixed the lock and will send the carpenter to fix the door. Maid offers to call Cami and he says no. At the House Ric and Cami discuss the contract for da weddin’ and he says her dad agreed not to list their belongings and that he added his clause about the kids they’d discussed: the girls get a dowry and the boys all get equal shares of the family fortune (as opposed to just the eldest – probably ‘cause he knows this is what led many to piracy). He’s thinking he’d like to add another clause that says Cami can do with her money what she wants. She says it’s not the custom and he says he doesn’t care and plans to provide for her as she deserves. She then asks about his stolen treasure (since he was talking about how he’ll support her and all) and he says not yet. He then tells her Marcelino came to tell him he has to get Jorge’s permission for the wedding. She burst out that he’s just pissed ‘cause she won’t answer his demands. Ric says he has no intention of giving him his rights and that he understands Jorge already had his rights with her. She tells him Jorge was too drunk to rise to the occasion and that he wants to settle unfinished business and says she owes him. He laughs and says you owe him bubkas. She tells him how she told “her people” (probably her family plus Rita and Ofelia) what happened but nobody believed her except her dad who told her not to tell anyone or Jorge would find a way to get even. He asks about Santi, and she tells him she told Santi the truth but he was half dead from trying to defend her. He’s no warrior you know.
Out on the street Santi runs into Mom, sis, Justo, and Vasco in front of the palace where they’ll ask Jorge for permission for the wedding. He wants to know why he wasn’t informed and they explained they were worried about Jorge asking for his “pernada” rights. He says he’s coming with and if Jorge tries he’ll kill him. Vasco says, no prob, if he asks I’ll just tell him we won’t get married. Santi tells him: “oh, you’re getting married.” Justo tries to explain it’s his temper they were worried about and Inés also tries to stop him. Ofelia says he can’t come, he’s not in his decent clothes and he says they’re his work clothes and work is not indecent.
Back at Chez Camila Ric asks where Santi went and she says he must have left and Ric says he should have said goodbye. Cami tells him not to pay Santi any mind; he’s been through a lot. He says they also have, but that’s no excuse for bad manners. She asks if he dislikes Santi (¿te cae mal?). He replies he doesn’t like him much (no me cae bien). Maid runs in and tells them what Santi said before he split. Cami asks Ric not to tell Jorge what she said ‘cause he’d ruin her family. She asks him not to kill him if he asks for his “rights.” He asks if she’d prefer he’d say, yeah sure, have at her. She says she’s not sure what’s better (or worse in this case). He tells her she became his wife once she agreed to marry him and he’s very protective of what’s his. She says she doesn’t want him to kill or get killed. He tells her he’s a tough bone to chew. She says she knows, she’s seen, but... he interrupts and says don’t you trust me? She says she does but... He says don’t say anything, just give me a kiss and I’ll head off all comforted. They start making out and we see Jimena in the background opening the door, seeing what’s up, then slowly sneaking back. Cami tells Ric if anything happened to him, her life would be over. He’s all giddy and tells her he now has too much at stake to make mistakes. He goes off and Jimena runs in and tells Cami how much sweeter they look each time she sees them. You done it yet? Cami says no and Jimena asks what she’s waiting for, his pants to burst? Cami calls her a lépera (indecent) and Jime says sure, but one day they’ll burst and then “tan tan” (song’s over). They hug and laugh. I’m ROTFL once I realize what it fully implies.
On the street, Mario catches up with Ric and says he’s found the cart, it’s over at Santi’s. He knows it by the mark Pablo mentioned. They say Ascanio brought it. Ric asks where Ascanio is as he magically comes walking down the street donning his leather apron, and alas, also his shirt. Anywhoo, he wants to know why the interest and they explain it’s the one that carried Ric’s stuff. They ask where he got it and he tells them at a consignment place. It came from a peon at Al’s place! Ric makes an angry face as ominous music plays. They all look at each other as they take in what it all means.
Fortunata runs in to tell WhoreSula the weddin’ folks are there and WhoreSula can’t wait to see how Vasco will take it. Fortunata says she feels bad for Inés and WhoreSula says she didn’t feel bad when she slept with him. She’s sick of these girls stealing her men: Cami took Ric and now Inés is taking Vasco, what is she, a joke? Fortunata points out technically Ric was never hers and WhoreSula replies it’s ‘cause Cami snatched him up. Anyway I am who I AM and no servant girl can take what’s mine without facing the consequences. Fortunata says Inés didn’t know Vasco “visited” her. WhoreSula says its doesn’t matter ‘cause she (WhoreSula) knew and Vasco knew and that’s why he shouldn’t have done it. Man, her logic made me really dizzy!
Down in the foyer, Jorge greets the group and asks Vasco if he’s the groom and Inés if she’s the bride. They both say yes and Santi adds “and my sister” and Ofelia adds “and my daughter.” Jorge says it’s nice to see Ofelia again and tells Santi he looks quite elegant (reference to his work apron and lack of shirt). He doesn’t take it well. Justo cuts in telling him they need his permission to have the wedding on Saturday. Jorge asks why so soon? You “enjoy” her already? Vasco says no as Jorge looks her over. He says she’s pretty, though a little thin and pale. He says he agrees and will honor them with.... He doesn’t finish as Ofelia tells him he’s done enough to her family. Santi says it’s his place to say this. Ofelia just continues asking what his beef is with them. Justo tries to interject and Vasco says I just won’t get married. Jorge tells him be better keep his mouth shut as Sofia enters trying to make peace and asking Jorge if they’ve told him she’ll be the godmother. She starts greeting them all one by one and making smalltalk. Jorge informs her that she’s interrupting. She says, oh, you haven’t granted permission? She sits down and tells him to continue. He says they were talking about other things and storms out. Justo explains he was about to ask for his rights and she comforts Inés telling her nothing will happen to her. Santi tells her he will not allow it, even if it costs him his life. What’s Jorge got with them? Sofia tells them to plan their wedding in peace and don’t forget she’s the godmother.
Ric runs into our heroes as they exit the Palacio de Jorge. They tell him they came to get Jorge’s permission for the wedding and he was about to ask for his “pernada” rights but Sofi saved them. Ric says he’s here for the same and Santi says not again. We have a little interlude that goes like this:
Ric: No, don’t worry I won’t allow it.
Santi: If it’s a reproach against me..,
Ric: No, it’s not a reproach, our situations are very different
Santi: If it’s because you have money
Ric: Of course it’s not about money; it’s about other things
Santi: What things?
Justo thankfully interrupts the pissing contest and asks Ric if he should wait for him. Ric says, Nah, go home, I’ll catch up with you. Justo says, they better meet at Cami’s. He says ok, congrats on the wedding. As he leaves Santi says he’s a “soberbio” (maybe it’s his word of the day) and Vasco says so is Jorge and they might understand each other. Santi tells him to shut up and Vasco says he’s fed up with him and Justo says he’s fed up with both. Knock it off or I’m turning this wedding group around! They all sulk back home.
Back at the palace Jorge scolds Sofi telling her she knew about feudal customs. She says those are HIS customs ‘cause her daddy never did any of that (that she knows of...) and she knew nothing about his hobbies until later. He decides to drop it, but asks her to stop interfering. She says fine, just tell me, why so much “encono” (rancor, animosity) against this family? He says that ain’t it, he’d always like Camila. As for Inés... Sofi asks if he was ever with Ofelia. He says he can’t remember, she was pretty when she was young... Sofia tells him to start remembering fast ‘cause Ofelia was already preggers when she got married. Some rich guy raped her two months before the wedding, but she wouldn’t give the name. Seven months after the wedding, Santi came along. Better start thinking ‘cause he might be your only son! He says Ofelia would have told him. A page comes in to tell him Ric is here (man, service is slow around here!) and Jorge tells him to have him wait. Sofi now reiterates that as she’s the madrina, it wouldn’t look right if he came and did the bride. He says he wanted to teach Vasco a lesson for telling stories about WhoreSulala. She tells him it’s not Inés’ fault and he tells her to stop nagging him. She says, fine, but just think: a kid like Vasco wouldn’t set his eyes on the Master’s daughter without an invitation. And WhoreSula wouldn’t have done that if she hadn’t followed dad’s example. He tries the usual: “It’s different, I’m a man, I’m a Señor.” Sofi says he better explain that to WhoreSula. There’s then a great little moment where either the actress of the character realizes she’s taking the wrong door and has to figure out which door to use. Jorge just smiles and rolls his eye. Is it me, or is Sofi turning into Columbo? “Fine, I’ll stop. But first tell me....”
Jorge now meets Ric at the sitting room. Ric says he understands he’s entitled to know what’s going on in the area. He’s therefore come to inform him that he plasn to become formally engaged to Cami tomorrow. (Hey, I thought he already did that part!). Jorge congratulates him ‘cause Camila’s great and he’s not even upset that he turned down his daughter. But, he doesn’t know if Ric knows other things, like the fact that the lord is entitled to the first night. Ric says, I thought it was an old custom, and that it only applied to virgins. Jorge says here, we take exceptions. Ric says fine, we just wont get married and live in concubinato (equivalent to today’s common-law marriage). Jorge says that’s illegal. Ric says, hey, how about a friendly duel? Jorge says I can’t match you. Ric suggests a stand-in and Jorge tells him he doubts he has anyone at Ric’s level and this one has no “trueque” (way to exchange). Ric asks if not even LaFont? Ric mentions they found the cart that carried the goods that were stolen, and it was in possession of one of Al’s peons. Jorge is impactado.
Back at Santi’s Ric and Mario pay Ascanio double what he paid for the cart ‘cause it’s their proof that Al was involved in the robbery. Ascanio is a little slow on the take, but the little bag of $$$ works for him. Over at Chez LaFont, Jorge confronts Al about Ric finding the cart. Al says what’s he gonna do, sue us? Jorge reminds him about padrino Gaspar. Al says that part is probably a big lie. Jorge tells him to look into it and erase any proof that could incriminate them. Back at the foundry, Ascanio tells Santi he sold the cart to Ric for twice what he paid. Santi says he should have been consulted and starts getting all pissy. Ascanio tells him to cool his jets and hear him out. They exit leaving our twins a little puzzled and curious.
Back at Chez Cami, our girl is worried about Ric’s temper and Justo says he looked quite calm. Cami says: what if the talk went wrong and Jorge got all difficult? There’s a knock at the door and it’s a smiling Ric, who tells Cami that all went well. Now at the palace, Sofi sits at the terrace brooding and Fortunata comes to sit with her. Fortunata asks if Jorge’s keeping his mitts off Inés and Sofia says yes ‘cause she said so. Fortunata’s relieved ‘cause Inés is a nice girl who was such a great little helper after the earthquake. Sofi says WhoreSula was probably in on this one. Fortunata starts swearing and Sofi tells her: “For the last time, either you’re with me, or against me.” Guess she doesn’t realize you can’t keep saying for the last time if you’re just going to say it again. “cause they’ll stop believing you mean business. Anywhoo Fortunata says WhoreSula is Sofi’s daughter. Sofi says yes, why do you think I do what I do? Do you think I like what she does? Fortunata begins another: I really don’t think... and Sofi says it’s the last time I warn you. Till I do it again.
Back at Chez Ric, Mario arrives with the cart and he and another pirate quickly hide it for safekeeping. At the bar, Ascanio is explaining to Santi that the cart could implicate Al in all the robberies. Santi says it could have been the peons, but Ascanio doubts it. Once again Santi starts grilling Ascanio about Ric and he says he’s like any other guy, we’ve all had our ups and downs, etc. Santi says Ascanio is on Ric’s side and he says he’s not on anyone’s side; but at the moment, he’s the best man for Camila. Santi puts his money on the table and sulks off.
Speaking of the best man for Cami, finally... the love scene!
For tomorrow’s episode we get glimpses of Al and Jorge discussing Ric being bad for busines and Paco spilling the beans on the letter.
Sooo glad Cami got rid of the meddling maid. Fortunata needs to get the boot too. Ursula's distorted reality/logic is going to rightfully do her in. (Perhaps another cart of scorpions? Or can Julie think of something more appropriate for her?) Speaking of bad, that Tia Fran's evil is icy cold. I mean really, she doesn't hide that she wants Ric dead even to Lis. Also, bad is Santo's attitude-get over YOUR stupid mistakes already. I have a feeling he's going to carry that over when he becomes a Senor, or whatever he is as Jorge's son.
I'd like to have some of those handy little pouches of exact change money. They're always ready to give away and they make nice accessories to any wardrobe. Plus, no one ever checks to see what's in them.
Loved when Ric's says he and Cami have been through a lot like Santi, but that's no excuse for bad manners.
And Mario, ahhh like a breath of fresh air, that's all I can say about that right now.
Oh, and bursting pants!! LOL, haven't we all seen that...
jb-Iron Jack Cash
Well, you noted Ursula's logic - or lack thereof. She should hook up with Santi 'cause his logic is right at her level. Jorge and LaFont are comical as they weave through their evil machinations, but, Santi is just plain annoying and a bucket of self-righteous trouble.
From lower Ala
Set in the 1880's or so (gaslights and bicycles), it stars Mario Cimarro (you get double hunkiness - he plays twins) and Danna Garcia as the leads. I confess that Mario Cimarro was in the first telenovela I ever watched, Gata Salvaje, and I think he is very sexy. I love the way he speaks too - it's almost a lisp.
For Zorro fans, César Mora (Sargento Garcia) plays a dishonest gardener with a dental problem) and Harry Geithner (Commandante Montero) also has a role.
I really like it already. I even like the song. I'll read the recaps of Pasion but the novela I'm looking forward to watching the way I looked forward to watching Alborada and Zorro is La Traicion.
Is anyone else worried about the Wrath Of Clothilde? I'm not sure how much she knows, but even with two months' severance she might feel like getting even. She could go to work for Jorge, or Lafont...
It's funny that someone asked me to suggest an alternative to the Gun-Totin' Scorpions of Vengeance - I was just thinking this morning that Mexico must have a lot of fire ants.
If you've ever had a run-in with fire ants, you already know they don't need guns. They swarm, they have venom, and they can bite and sting at the same time. If you happen to step on an anthill while wearing pantyhose, the ants can easily crawl in through a tiny hole near your toe, and then they sting your feet UNDER the hose, and then you can't brush them off! (They can bite/sting THROUGH the hose too.) (No, they don't bother trying to crawl up your leg unless you keep standing there and they start to wwarm...)
You swat at them, but even though it kills them, it also pumps more of their venom into your foot. Next thing you know, you have a bunch of dead fire ants trapped against your bare foot. Which is soon going to be the least of your problems.
Not that I would know, or anything. (It's usually easy to avoid stepping on their anthills, but if you're already distracted by some other crisis, it's even easier to step on one.)
I also thought the so-called sex scene was pretty tepid. She didn't look like she was into it at all. I wonder if Fernando eats onion sandwiches for lunch or something!
I am with you and Anon 11:14--- I read this morning thinking that I blinked between the Jorge-Ric scene and didn't catch the "Ok, I give up, yer sword is bigger 'n mine, she's yers, curses foiled again" pero no-- just bad editing.
The bed scene did seem uninspired. so much for the bursting pants...
you folks are so funny. Thanks for the detailed wonderful recap and commentary.
It looks like the lead ups to some scenes have been cut, thus we have the sudden firing of Clothilde, and Ric and Cami in bed.
Given that Cami was a virgin who was brutally raped, it's not surprising that she doesn't seem "into it" in bed. What does surprise me is that the rape hasn't been mentioned more (as it would on current day Amer. tv).
I'm not so sure about last night's scene in bed - could be that nothing happens. This just cannot be that easy for Cami, even with such a tender lover as Ric.
Speaking of Ric, (my new "crush"), what a wonderful character! Everything is "bien" with Jorge because Ric knows Jorge won't press the first night issue if Ric can tie him to the robbery.
I didn't realize that Sofia's father had been the governor (or whatever Jorge is now) - so Jorge came to power through his marriage to her. That explains why she doesn't kowtow to him. She would have been a much better governor.
I have to put my vote in for Mario as best friend to have. He's raffish, charming and loyal.
Okay, here's my take on last night's episode. Ric told Cami everything was fine because it is. Whore-hay is not going to do anything to Cami because Ric will hold the pirating of his valuables by LaFont and Whore-hay over them.
What a riot Jimena is! If she is in a scene you know it will add a little spice! She and Mario are soooo perfect for each other and I hope they have more scenes with the two of them in it.
Loved how Sofia cockled Whore-hay into backing down on Ines - ultimately, she'll get her way on this one! She is so my favorite older character!
Finally, I personally feel that because the scene switch with Ascanio and Santi jumping to Rick and Cami in bed was so quick (and we didn't see any foreplay going on) was becasue Cami is dreaming this (or maybe Ric is dreaming this and will wake up even more frustrated than ever). Either way I'll be willing to bet that it was either one of them dreaming about it!
Can't wait for tonight's episode! *Susan*
“Al of the Boufant” LOL! This is great. Such a sleaze and such a prissy hair-do. This guy is the Dad on “Under the Same Roof” (more a kids’ program) and you can’t even tell it’s the same actor, he’s so normal and so nice on “Same Roof.”
“he starts listing everyone who knew (servants, guards, etc) and he asks about WhoreSula. She asks why and they start a whole waffling dance” LOL- describes what they do most of the time perfectly. His eye tic was bouncing the whole time, too.
“(Ed note: Sofi, you don’t think she’s good enough to be a nun? Also, I suppose she means begging on the streets ‘cause I don’t remember reading anything about Nueva España’s welfare system).” They probably would have had to pay a dowry to the convent to get her accepted, which was the custom, and Sofia is implying she’s not even worth that.
“She asks him not to kill him if he asks for his “rights.” He asks if she’d prefer he’d say, yeah sure, have at her.” LOL—I like your version better than how he actually said it, which was pretty darn good to begin with.
Julie, yes, I am thinking Clothilde is a real liability. I’m gambling on LaFont getting her, now that you’ve posed it. She’s got some dirt. We can only hope she didn’t get too much when Jimena kept shooing her away.
You really put a comic side to the translation.
Thanks again :)
jb--Iron Jack Cash
Glad you appreciate my eloquence ;) I'm not sure Sofia's dad was the Don at San Fer or at another area and that's why he figured Jorge would be a good fit (give her the life she's used to).
I too would have liked some foreplay, but the editing on this one has been a little wonky all along. The fact that Camila has never actually had sex; you know, the willing kind, would certainly explain her not being as passionate as we'd like. Give her time. Ditto on Ric holding back a little to make sure she doesn't freak out when she sees him make a happy face like the guy that raped her did! In real life this sort of thing could take years, and a flashback could come back at any time (long story, I know people). For telenovela purposes, I imagine (or hope) they'll speed it along so we can get some scenes with real "pasion." I don't think it's a dream sequence, but weirder things have happened!
I loved when Santiago stormed off after Ascanio said Ric was better for her. The cut was so quick, the words were barely out of his mouth and Santiago was already storming off. He needs to get over himself and do it fast. He annoys the hell out of me.
I love Santi & I understand him. He's been deeply hurt and he hasn't gotten over it. I just wish he'd get cured of his limp. It tends to emphasize his actions in a negative (angry) way.
Well, you noted Ursula's logic - or lack thereof. She should hook up with Santi 'cause his logic is right at her level." ROTFL
After all they are sister and brother.
Could she have been biting her thumb? That's a rude gesture... seems more like the kind of thing she'd do.
you are excellent.thank you for your availability. Pilaf.
Jimena and Mario are fabulous foils for the two romantic leads. They need a spin-off show.
Enjoyed the excellent recap.
I also think Clothilde will be a future problem. Camila was so dense ignoring all Jimena's sensible warnings about her.
I love Ric's scenes with Jorge and La Bouffant. He's totally calm, cool as a cucumber, and always one or two chess moves ahead of them. He didn't blow up when Jorge laid out his claim for Camila's bod, just countered with several options Jorge would hate: their living in sin or Jorge getting skewered in a duel. Then he comes in with the coup de gras: keep on with this b**s**t and I'll reveal La Bouffant's possession of the cart involved in the robbery.
As to the leap from courtyard to bed with the lovers, I thought it was a preview of coming attractions! Wha!!! I HOPE the middle part will be revealed in a flashback.
Or thinking back now, Cami WAS turned away from him in bed...maybe...they did not consumate the marriage and she agreed that as he wanted, he could 'just' sleep beside her? ???...any buyers?
thanks for the well-detailed entertaining recap.
Like everyone else, I was disappointed and a little confused with the Rico and Cami love-making scene.