Wednesday, April 30, 2008
La Traición, Fri, Apr. 30 - It's deja mine all over again
Alcides is practicing his martial arts and Hugo is reading. Hugo looks up from his book. Boris asks if something has happened. Hugo asks about the progress in finding his brother. Boris replies that unfortunately, he hasn’t heard anything. In addition, the detective they employed hasn’t been heard from for three months. Hugo tells him to hire another detective. He wants to find his brother as soon as possible.
Alcides says to himself that the hour has come to regain all that is rightfully his. All of it.
Lucas refuses a drink from Rebeca. He says that he has gone 3 months without a drink and he feels great. Rebeca says that they still haven’t found the vein of gold at the mine. Lucas agrees that it is exasperating. Rebeca tells Lucas that Alcides is looking for more money from investors. Lucas says that he has nothing more to invest. Rebeca suggests selling his house but Lucas says that Ester would never agree. “Why don’t you mortgage your house, then? I’m sure Ester will understand when she sees the fortune you get from your investment.” Lucas agrees with Rebeca that it is a good idea to be prepared for what lies ahead.
Hugo is meeting with his investors. Arturo says that he won’t invest any more. Things are going too slowly. Hugo says that the work has to go slowly to protect the miners. If things were rushed, there could be a tragedy and they would lose all they had invested so far. “Is that want you want?” Hugo asks them.
After Lucas leaves, Paquito, in his red boa, tells Rebeca that it is embarrassing. Why did she ask Lucas to mortgage his house? Rebeca says that when Lucas has the deed in his hands, he will see that the house was a present from Jeremias and will be suspicious of Ester. Paquito says that he knows that isn’t the main reason. He says that he thinks she wants Lucas to leave his wife. She says he is an idiot. She just wants to pickle his brain with alcohol so that when the mine flourishes, she can get all the profits.
Arturo agrees to continue investing but he want control of the decision making. He asks the other investors for their support. The other investors prefer to leave the direction of the business in Hugo’s hands. They all put in more money except Arturo who leaves. Hugo invites them to the terrace for hors d’oeuvres and leave the money on the table.
Ursula tells Soledad that at first she couldn’t believe the change in Alcides/Hugo but in the last few months, he has been so wonderful to her and the baby. Soledad agrees that he has changed and they have a much better relationship although sometimes when she looks at him, she feels she is seeing Hugo. Ursula says that she knows how much Soledad loved Hugo but she should fight to put him out of her heart. Soledad says that since the day she saw Hugo/Alcides come out of the mine when he nearly died in there with Arturo, everything has been very confused for her. (flashback to her embracing Hugo at the mine). She says, “I felt so strange and had such anguish. It was as if Hugo had been in there. As if Hugo had never died and was in there.” (flashback to her escaping from the mine when it exploded.). “I felt that Hugo was alive and was in the mine,” she says referring to the earlier explosion. Ursula agrees that at first Soledad was calling for Hugo but later denied it. Ursula says that there is an explanation for that. Back then Soledad was very affected by Hugo’s death and saw him everywhere. Soledad agrees that was a difficult time for her. But she says that the strange part is her feelings. She feels like she has lost some of her memories. Her mind draws a blank that she can’t understand.
Dr. Max tells Hugo that there is no danger that Soledad will remember seeing him after he was buried. He put a heavy hypnotism on her. “How sure are you of that?” asks Hugo. Dr. Max flashes back to hypnotizing Soledad. He tells Hugo that the only danger of her remembering is if she is faced with a similar situation. Then she might doubt. Hugo says that he will try and avoid that. He asks Dr. Max about the progress of his investigations.
Dr. Max says that old Dr. Chirac’s writings about the Orchid Vivantis are fascinating. He has tried some experiments with similar flowers but the results were not successful. Hugo says that he has people looking for the flower all over the world. Dr. Max asks about progress in finding young Dr. Chirac. No results their either, says Hugo but he’ll keep looking.
At Rebeca’s house, a maid has an envelope for Paquito from France. Eloisa says that she will give it to Paquito. (I thought Rebeca threw Eloisa out of her house?) She opens it, of course. The drawing inside that was made from the skull in Hugo's grave does not look like Hugo and she concludes that the body in the grave is not Hugo. Paquito knocks and Eloisa hides the letter. He comes in and asks what she is hiding.
Arturo gives his mole in the mine money to get the miners to work faster. They guy says that it could be dangerous because the mine is unstable. Arturo assures him that Alcides/Hugo is just lying about the danger. Arturo says to tell the miners that they will get more money if they find the vein of gold.
Lucas rummages around in the desk looking for the deed to the house. Ester asks him what he is doing. He says that as her husband, he owns the house too. Ester says that the house was wedding gift from her aunt. He can’t do anything with it. “Yes I can,” says Lucas, “and by the way, I never met this rich aunt of yours.” He tells her he needs money to invest in the mine (which proves that it wasn’t drink that made Lucas a bad businessman). Ester is impactada. “My God,” she says, “Lucas is going to discover that Jeremias gave me the house when I told him Soledad was his daughter.”
Soledad and Hugo are going to the hospital to see the first vaccinations being given (what fun!) Hugo looks at Soledad and says that she is so beautiful (she does not appear to be wearing the stupid locket). In comes Elena and tells them that Guille told her something bad is going on at the mine. One of the miners paid the others to work faster and she is afraid something bad will happen. Hugo needs to come to the mine and fix things (uh oh, we know what happens to Hugo in mines and this, of course, could be the repeat event that Dr. Max warned would trigger Soledad’s memories.) Soledad says that she will go to the mine with Hugo. (You can see people being vaccinated anytime).
Lucas goes to Manrique (really bad move) to borrow money on the house. Manrique says that he can only give Lucas 50% percent of the house’s value. Lucas argues for more saying the house was a gift from Ester’s aunt as if that would make a difference. But, of course, it gives Manrique the opportunity to say that the previous owner of the house was Jeremias de Montenegro. (What, Lucas the businessman can't figure out what a deed says? No wonder his business dealings are so unsucessful if he's that careless.)
At the mine, the engineer tells Hugo about what Arturo’s man has done. The workers won’t listen to him or to Jose. Hugo says that he will talk to them. Boris says that Hugo can’t go into the mine but Hugo tells him that he has to and he tells Boris to bring Arturo to the mine. (Good move Hugo, send Boris away.) Soledad asks him to be careful and he kisses her and says that he will. Besides Soledad, Elena and Aurora I, Jose’s daughter are Outside the mine. Guillermo comes staggering out of the mine saying that things are bad down there. The engineer then says that if the work doesn’t stop there will be a tragedy. (You can see what’s coming.) Aurora I runs into the mine looking for her father and of course, Soledad follows. Jose turns up and takes the little girl out. Soledad calls Alcides/Hugo and he appears looking a little woozy. The mine starts to collapse.
Hugo collapses too, telling Soledad that she has to get out of the mine as soon as she can. “Save yourself,” he repeats and Soledad remembers Hugo’s voice in her mind when she was in the mine with Hugo and Alcides. He tries to get her to leave and she tries to help him up but she can’t support him and he falls again as does the mine around them.
Meanwhile, outside the mine, men are running around. Guille wants to go in and help Hugo but Elena thinks it is too dangerous.
Paquito makes Eloisa give him the envelope from France. He deduces that Hugo is alive and is pretending to be Alcides. They’re twins. He tries but can’t quite identify the drawing of the person in the grave. Eloisa remembers that Alcides claimed to have seen Hugo at his window at the Hacienda. Paquito guesses that Hugo came back to get revenge on Alcides. After the mine explosion, he came back again and took Alcides’ identity to be with Soledad. Paquito says he needs more details and he and Eloisa run out.
Manrique says that the documents say that Jeremias built the house and transferred title to Ester. Lucas and Jeremias were friends. Didn’t Lucas know about this? Lucas says that he knew but he didn’t know that the documents spelled it out. Manrique is ready to lend Lucas money but now Lucas doesn’t want to mortgage the house. At this moment, a boy runs into the tavern saying that mine has collapsed and that Alcides and his wife are trapped inside. Lucas runs off to the mine to help Soledad.
In the mine, Hugo and Soledad are unconscious. Hugo wakes up. He tries to get Soledad to wake up. He calls for help. Soledad wakes up and amazingly her boobs have not popped out of that dress she has on. (Why is she always wearing these off the shoulder things when she is trapped in burning huts or mines?) Soledad sees that Hugo is pale and is having trouble breathing. He says that he can’t tolerate being trapped in enclosed places. Flashback to Alcides telling her this about Hugo. “That’s strange,” says Soledad. “What is strange?” gasps Hugo. “You say that you can’t tolerate being trapped in enclosed spaces. It was Hugo that couldn't be in a place like this, Alcides.” Hugo tells Soledad to escape by the underground river but he can’t go with her. He can’t move. Hugo says that he doesn’t feel well. Soledad tries to help him with positive visualization of an open space with lots of trees and air.
Outside the mine, Arturo’s guy is saying the collapse is the curse of the Medinas again but Guille and Jose respond that it was the accelerated pace of work that caused the collapse. Boris shows up and possible rescue attempts are discussed. It is decided that Guillermo will go down an air duct and Jose will help.
Paquito and Eloisa are pursuing their investigations at the cemetery. The cemetery guard identifies the drawing as Miguel, the missing gravedigger. Paquito says that he will use this information to get money out of Hugo.
Arturo scolds his mole for being so obvious in giving out the money. The guy says he couldn’t help it. When they saw the money, everybody wanted some. Arturo tells him to keep his mouth shut or he will die. He tells him to go and slow down the rescue as much as possible. Arturo wants Alcides/Hugo and Soledad to die in the mine.
Lucas wants to help the rescue (now there’s a thought!) but Antonia and Dr. Max show up and prevent him from going into the mine. Boris promises him that he will get Soledad out as soon as possible. Dr. Max says he will be waiting in case Boris needs him.
Ester tells Rebeca that if Lucas mortgages the house to invest in the mine, he will find out the truth.
In the mine:
H: You shouldn’t be here. You shouldn’t be here with me. Aren’t you afraid of death? Aren’t you afraid to leave our daughter alone?
S: We’re not going to die. We’ll get out of here alive, Alcides. I’m completely sure that we’ll get out of here. Are you all right? You are so cold. You look pale. How do you feel?
H: I feel much better because you are here with me.
S: This is exactly what happened to you that day, right? When you were in that cell, right? It’s because you can’t tolerate enclosed spaces?
Hugo nods slightly and a tear rolls down his cheek.
S: (thinks) It can’t be! Hugo.
The credits roll.
Children, I have to go out of town tomorrow night. I hope that I can do the summary for tomorrow’s episode on Friday afternoon but I’m not sure I will have enough time. I will post it as soon as I can.
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Hola soy Mario... ya puedes chatear conmigo
Hi, I'm Mario... you can chat with me now
Hello everyone, I'm here on the set of La Traición in Bogotá, Colombia. I'm ready for all your questions.
where i could, i've posted the question or comment to which Mario is responding (Spanish original then my English translation). otherwise, it's just Mario's response....
Q: Hola Mario, soy Domenica, una juancha italiana, ya sabes cuanto nosotras te quieremos y te admiramos; quiero felicidarte por tu enterpretaciòn de Hugo y Alcides, ha sabido distinguir perfectamente los dos, a pesar de que ellos tengon la misma cara! Quisiero ponerte dos preguntas sobre estes maravillosos personajes:
Cual escena te has emocionado mas en La traiciòn como Hugo y como Alcides?
Cual caracteristicas tiene Hugo y tiene Alcides que tiene Mario tambien?
Gracias por contestarme, gracias por ser tan carinoso con todas tus juanchas y sobretodo gracias por tus lindisimos trabajos que nos emocionan!
Mil besos y saludos desde las juanchas italianas Barbara y Lisa tambien, y desde todas tus fans italianas.... gracias por ser como eres!
Hello Mario, I'm Domenica, an Italian "Juancha," you must know how much we all love you and admire you; I want to congratulate you for your interpretation of Hugo and Alcides, you've known perfectly how to distinguish between the two even though they have the same face!
I would like to put two questions to you about these marvellous characters:
Which scene has moved you the most in La Traición as Hugo and as Alcides?
Which characteristics does Hugo have that Mario also has, and which does Alcides have?
Thanks for answering me, thanks for being so sweet with all of us, your Juanchas, and especially thanks for the beautiful work you do that moves us!
A thousand kisses and greetings from the Italian Juanchas Barbara and Lisa also, and from all your Italian fans... thanks for being you!
A: First of all, a kiss to you all and all the girls in Italy. It's hard because every day something different happens, Hugo and Alcides are different, Just yesterday I did a scene with Hugo and Alcides, it still hasn't aired and I don't want to spoil anything but the other week you will get a lot of surprises with Hugo and Alcides. These are the most demanding scenes for them.
A: Well, Hugo is a very postive person, and I try to make it so my life continues to be so, and Alcides and I don't really have anything in common, although he is in a stage in the story... he's a very beautiful human being and he believes he loves...
A: I just want to take this opportunity to send a kiss and a big hug to all my "Juanchas" (? maybe fans from his PdG days, since that was the name of his character?), darling Juanchas, and whenever I can and I receive your letters and I can't respond to all of them, I have two jobs and I can't read all the letters, the little time I have I use it reading every one of your letters. I send a big kiss and I am here to answer all your questions...
A: I don't have three dogs anyone more I have one named Mambo, he's 3 years old, he's very sweet. for the character of Hugo and everything that has to do with spituality, I say great, about animals GOD GAVE US DOGS TO REMIND US WHAT LOVE IS... THE LIVING EXPRESSION OF LOVE...
Q: mario ere un hombre que estas buenisimo y cuando actuas eres super natural mi pregunta es... cuanto hijos tu tienes
mario you are a man who is really good (alternative translation: really cute) and when you act you are super natural my question is... how many children you have
A: Children, i don't have, God hasn't given me that gift
Q: hola mario gusto en verlo por aca platicquenos sobre la telenovela. Es cierto que se algarga debido a su exito?
Cual personaje le gusta interpretar mas Hugo o Alcides?
Cuales son su planes profesionales a futuro despues de unas merecidas vacaciones?
hi mario it's great to see you here chatting with us about the telenovela. Is it true it's being extended due to its success?
Which character do you like to play more Hugo or Alcides?
What are your professional plans for the future after a well-deserved vacation?
A: I don't know if it will be extended, you should ask the Telemundo executives about that, they are logistical decisions that don't depend upon one. I have a lot of plans but they are on hold because until this project is done with I can't commit to another, Hugo and Alcides are the ones who control my thoughts and my creativity right now, When this project ends I want to promote a film called "Puras Joyitas" in various countries.
A: Greetings to the people of the Canary Islands, the last time I went to Spain I really wanted to go there to see the place.
A: Yesterday something really funny happened, I had to work on Hugo's scenes and Ancisar had to give me the cues to make them good but he was reading the lines of an actress, saying what she was to say to me, the deal was to read and not ?? (memirarar? can't find this word, can't figure out what it's a typo for at the moment) in the eyes and obviously his physical context was nothing at all like the actress and every time I looked up during the scene I bawled him out because he didn't look like the actress, it was very funny and we laughed for hours.
A: There are so many parts that I would love to play, to list them right now would be difficult, but definitely there are characters and stories and there are always new works and new stories that are written about wonderful things that are waiting for me just around the corner.
Q: ,mario, you've never returned to Cuba to visit? Do you have family there?
A: [I went] back to Cuba last year, after 15 years away,. My father Toñito passed on to another spiritual phase and I went to say good-bye to him and I had the chance to see people I haven't seen in a while.
Q: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AN ACTOR? WHAT OR WHO INSPIRED YOU?
A: I've been an actor for 15 years, in my wishes and my heart I wanted to be an actor [since] four years before then, what inspired me was Marlon Brando in the first movie of his that I saw, "A Streetcar Named Desire," and the one I like the best is "An Ugly American," is the Spanish translation. (English title: The Ugly American) I think he is a pioneer and the total artist as an example for actors that are starting out and who are developed already, he always surprises, he will always move you in your artist's soul, I am fascinated by his work. He changed the decade of the 1950s forever, there is a Before and an After in terms of what it means to be an actor because of Marlon Brando.
A: Yes, constantly all the Gods I give thanks to god for the marvellous day I'm going to have, this is the phrase that I use the most. (i suspect he meant to say, every day he gives thanks...)
A: I like to read, swim, run, I like physical activities, going to the movies, especially when I don't have time I'm at home, if I have material to read or movies to watch that leaves me very satisfied.
A: In reality I love acting and I love my career, I never seek out or approach characters or stories with the idea that it's difficult, for me complicated characters, complicated stories exist, but the most complicated is the part of Sn (?), in the movie "puras joyitas" because the character had to leave the movie and speak to the public and I had to really look into it a lot. He isn't ordinary he's a character that has to speak to the public and so that this doesn't look weird, you have to work and make an effort so it doesn't look strange. (i'm thinking he's saying the character directly addresses the audience, as if they're there?)
A: My best advice for anyone wanting to be a telenovela actor, erase the statement you just made, the actor is an actor and s/he should studio and studio just as any professional would, s/he should always be preparing and this will open doors for him or her to take part in everything, movies, television, they should study a lot, there are great schools all over the world and if you don't have access to a school, you can get access to material and if the desire to express what they want, the universe and God will put opportunities in your path.
A: I send greetings to all the countries and I want to send a kiss to all my followers in Honduras, Ecuador, Spain, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica a really big kiss, I thank you all so much for your support.
Q: What is your favorite passion??
A: My passion is to live.
A: WELL, FRIENDS, RIGHT NOW I HAVE TO GO, MY LUNCH HOUR IS OVER AND I HAVE TO CONTINUE WITH LA TRAICION, I SEND YOU ALL A REALLY BIG KISS AND TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL YOU THAT WE WILL SEE EACH OTHER ON SKYPE AS I HAVE PROMISED. A BIG KISS.
SilviaItalia: After seeing you as Alcides with the strawberry and as Hugo with the grapes... I want to be your fruit salas... can I?? Very HappyVery HappyVery HappyVery Happy
Mario C: You can be everything you want to be
Marie Celeste: thanks for the correction on what Daniel said about his father's death. I recap using the English subtitles because it's faster but sometimes they aren't accurate. If the translation doesn't make any sense or I can hear that it's wrong or doesn't include dialog, I'll translate from
the Spanish. For example, in last night's episode, the English subtitles kept translating "lugares encerrados" as "stuffy places" instead of "enclosed spaces." I didn't think to go back and check the Spanish for what Daniel said. I just attributed it to sloppy writing of which we have so much!
As I said before I am not watching La traicion anymore, but if you need any help on nights that you are not available I could sacrificed myself and watch it and try to do the recap. I know I would never get close to what you are doing but, I’ll try.
So, Enrico and Beatriz really died huh! I thought that at least Enrico was going to be one of those we’ve seemed very often in this novella coming back from the dead.
As per last night’s recap it looks as if things are moving along a little bit. Hopefully something good is going to come out from this incident in the mine. One can only hope.
I'm betting Beatriz isn't dead and will turn up eventually disfigured and looking for revenge.
The danger to Soledad's and Hugo's (literally, the person they believe is Alcides) lives raises hope in their enemies that they can take what is theirs and makes it necessary for Hugo to confess his true identity to Soledad.
El peligro de muerte de Soledad y quien creen que es Alcides, despierta esperanzas en sus enemigos para apropiarse de lo suyo y la necesidad de Hugo de confesarle su identidad oculta a Soledad.
And what is with Soledad and her falls? Either get her to a neurologist to find out why she can't keep her balance, or keep her off of elevated surfaces!!!!
Lucas continues to be a waste of space. Was it just me, or does Manrique seem like a pussycat in this episode? He actually seems concerned for Luc-ass. (That makes a grand total of one, at least.) No, I guess Boris had pity on him as well, at the mine collapse.
Speaking of, I'm not holding my breath for a mine-shaft confession from Hugo tomorrow. It would be nice, but too soon, I suspect. Jean, you're right about Soledad's boobs in that dress. A marvel of wardrobe engineering, I'd say, that she was able to roll around in that mine & everything stayed put. I'd have sworn there was going to be a "wardrobe malfunction" any minute there!
Belly-laugh of the episode? (On purpose this time): When Eloisa cut Paquito off at the knees in the graveyard, when she hissed through clenched teeth, "Callate!" That made him lay down by his dish all right. I loved it! Hope the next episode is this good.
We can’t even trust Soledad to hang drapes without Hugo being around to act as her Prince Charming and catch her in mid-flight.
Hugo feeding Aurora. Sublime! But this looked like a different baby to me. I wonder if Aurora has run away to join the circus and have a normal family life.
When Hugo saw Soledad in the yellow dress, even I didn’t need a translation for that “WOW!”
Dr. Max contemplating Antonia (verrrry interestink).
Alcides is maintaining good hygiene under austere cave dwelling conditions. And he never has to wonder what’s for dinner…watermelon.
The “money pit” hasn’t produced any gold in three months and what does Luc-ass want to do but mortgage his (Ester’s) home. I want to reach through the television screen and strangle him. For quite some time I’ve been wondering what it costs to keep him supplied with Brylcreem.
Soledad obviously has not been watching “What Not To Wear to a Mine Collapse” because she keeps showing up in light colored clothing. She must be taped into her gown or else they are refilming the parts where she has a slippage. I don’t know the technical name but there is a kind of tape that actresses use to keep everything under control. Speaking of expenses, they must be buying that tape in bulk for all of the actresses.
After watching this episode again, the second time with benefit of the recap, I’m still trying to catch my breath. Maravilloso! (Hopefully that is the correct usage because I got it from a translation site).
And the best part? It was almost totally Michelle-free! Enjoy this respite because I’m sure payback is just around the corner in the next days and weeks.
Also, I checked the Mabouchita site again and from what I could decipher it looks like they are not going to be posting recaps for the general public but they are charging if you want to sign up for private readings.
Sorry about that.
I saw Mabouchita's announcement. Even if you subscribe, no guarantee of a recap. I might do it for nice. I'm not sure.
By the way, last night I ran across this YouTube video dated April 29 that is entitled “La Traicion ... promo #22 Quando se Ama se Entrega el Alma.” Let me tell you, there’s a whole lot of kissin’goin’ on! The scenes flash by so fast that in some cases I can’t even tell who’s who, except it looks like Paquito has locked lips with someone new (they’re outside and she’s wearing a black corset). Maybe this aired on May 1 because my cable box cut off the last couple of minutes.