Friday, May 30, 2008
La Traición, Thurs, May 29 - It's Father's Day and Dr. Dan and Michelle realize they have an upward climb
Eloisa tells Alcides that it was just a friendly kiss. He shouldn’t worry. Alcides says that Dr. Dan will pay dearly for it. Eloisa tells Alcides that he needs to be calm (‘tienes que actuar con sangre fria,’ literally, ‘you have to act with cold blood’). She will investigate and find out what Soledad’s intentions are. I don’t care a straw (‘no me importa un bledo’) what he thinks or says, says Alcides, “I want to know what Soledad promised him. Now.”
Soledad tells Dr. Dan that she has to go back inside. She will see him later at the hospital. Dr. Dan says of course, he can’t be there without her. She is his best helper and when she’s not there, the patients don’t stop asking for her and neither does he. She thanks him and leaves.
Boris tells Marina and Ursula to stop fighting. Don’t they see the fire? They could get hurt. He asks Marina what she is doing coming here after all this time. She says that she didn’t come to see him but she was passing by and saw Ursula giving him money and had to come in and tell her to her face what she is: a slut (‘buscona’). Boris tells Marina to leave but she refuses. Ursula says that she will leave. When she is gone, Marina says that she always knew Boris liked Ursula but she is sure that he doesn’t like Ursula as much as he likes her. She says that he must have been thinking about her a lot in all this time. “Don’t tell me that you haven’t missed me,” says Marina, caressing Boris.
Paquito tells himself that the bar will make him a millionaire. The mine investors wasted their money but he has put it to good use. He is auditioning scantily clad ladies for some position.
Soledad show her family the ring. Ester asks if they are engaged. Lucas and Ester express their approval of Dr. Dan. Eloisa breezes in. She’s says that she didn’t want intrude on the family celebration of Lucas’ recovery. Soledad shows her the ring. Eloisa asks if she is engaged. Soledad says that she told Dr. Dan that she need more time to think. Lucas tells her to follow her heart and not make any more errors. Soledad says that she will.
Boris moves away from Marina. He says that she is wrong. What she did destroyed all his feelings for her. Marina says that she doesn’t believe that Boris never thinks of her especially when he’s alone in bed because she is the only woman that has brought him pleasure… At this moment, Hugo walks in. He asks what Marina is doing there.
Lucas tells Soledad that if Dr. Dan really loves her, he will wait. Eloisa tells Soledad that there’s no rush after all she’s been through. If he doesn’t wait, there are other men. Soledad says that there are other men but Dr. Dan is the nicest and most generous man that she knows, except her father of course. Lucas says ‘flatterer’(‘aduladora’). He gripes about not being able to work. Soledad asks Eloisa if she wants to go to the kitchen and help her make things to sell. Not surprisingly, Eloisa has other obligations. She leaves. Michelle comes in and asks if Soledad got the ring. Soledad is surprised that she knew about it. Michelle says that as Dr. Dan’s best friend, she helped him pick out the prettiest ring in the shop. Michelle and Soledad admire the ring. Michelle asks why Soledad isn’t wearing it. She says that she hasn’t accepted Dr. Dan’s proposal. As soon as she is sure, she will wear it. Soledad says that Michelle looks different (that’s what a night with Hugo can do to you).
Hugo asks Marina how dare she come into their place of business. He has dropped the charges against her but he hasn’t forgiven her. Her lies nearly got him killed on the gallows. Boris tells her to get out. Boris apologizes for letting her in. Hugo says that Boris hasn’t forgotten her. Boris says that it is hard to forget someone that you loved. “Tell me about it,” says Hugo, “I’ve been trying to forget Soledad for three months. Trying to get her out of my mind and thoughts but it is impossible. But we have to move forward. We have to open our hearts to new things.” Boris asks if he is saying that because of Michelle. Boris asks what happened at the thank you dinner he gave for Michelle. Hugo says that it was a beautiful moment, truly unique but as he said before, he tried not to think of Soledad but he couldn’t.
Soledad says that women have a sixth sense about these things. She is oozing happiness. Michelle hesitates and Soledad says, “Hugo? Your happiness is related to something that has to do with Hugo?” (What could that be Soledad?) Soledad says that she is not asking for an explanation. She cleared the way for Michelle to be with Hugo. Michelle says that she is very embarrassed. Soledad says that she shouldn’t be embarrassed. Michelle should feel free to tell her anything. “It’s true,” replies Michelle, “Hugo and I slept together.” Soledad is impactada.
Alcides is about to send Hercu-less to give a letter to Eloisa when she comes in and says that she need to speak to him in private. Herc leaves. Nervously, Alcides asks if she spoke to Soledad. What is she going to do? Eloisa tells him to relax. Soledad did not accept Dr. Dan’s proposal. She says that Soledad asked Dr. Dan for time to think about it. Alcides still has time to win her. Alcides says that he has to act fast before it’s too late.
Arturo broods on taking vengeance on Alcides. Because of Alcides, he has been converted into a useless man. It turns out that Arturo is brooding outside of Alcides’ house and Arturo sees Herc leaving. He calls him over and asks why is coming out of the house of his worst enemy. (Get those brain cells working, Herc!)
Michelle says that she shouldn’t have told Soledad. Soledad says that it would have been worse if she had hidden it. Michelle asks Soledad to forgive her but Soledad says that she has nothing to forgive. Things have been clear between them since the beginning. Soledad says that it was she who suggested that Michelle and Hugo get together. “Hugo and I have the right to be happy, right?” says Soledad, “We need to restart our lives.” Michelle says that she knows that Soledad hasn’t forgotten Hugo and that makes Michelle feel that she is betraying Soledad. Soledad says that isn’t so because between her and Hugo there’s nothing. Hugo is a free man. “And you?” asks Michelle, “do you really think that you have removed Hugo from your heart?” “I won’t lie to you,” says Soledad, “Sometimes I remember all the happy times we had in the past but that’s over. He’s happy with you and that’s enough.” Ursula comes in with Aurora. She won’t stop crying. She’s not hungry. What could be the problem? Another catalepsy attack on the way? Send for Dr. Dan!
Dr. Dan is in the lab trying to figure out how to cure Aurora but he’s distracted by memories of kissing Soledad.
Alcides says that Dr. Dan’s luck has run out. Eloisa asks what he is going to do. “If there is a fallen tree in your path,” says Alcides, “you remove it any way you can.” Eloisa can’t believe it. Alcides is going to kill Dr. Dan.
Arturo demand a response from Hercu-less about why he was in Alcides’ house. Herc comes to the brilliant conclusion that if tells Arturo that he is working for Alcides, Arturo will kill him. Herc says that he is having an affair with Marina and she works at Alicides house. He asks Arturo not to tell Margot. Arturo says that Herc thinks he’s a stud (semental). Margot can’t satisfy him. Arturo doesn’t care about that. He has a plan to kill Alcides and since Herc can get in and out of the Hacienda, he can help with it.
In the Hacienda, Alcides tell Marina to get out of his way. She wonders where he is going.
The smiths are busy at the forge. Hugo is pounding away with a hammer and flashes back to making love with Michelle and seeing Soledad’s face. Then he flashes back to making love to Soledad. Boris asks if Hugo is ok. Hugo says that he can’t get certain thought out of his mind. He goes back to pounding.
Aurora is still crying and she’s cold. Soledad and Michelle will take her to Dr. Dan’s. Ursula is concerned. These are the same symptoms she had the last time she had a catalepsy attack.
At Arturo’s house, Herc notices that Arturo has lost a glove. Gladis isn’t home so they can talk freely about things she doesn’t like, such as killing people. Hercu-less asks Arturo what his plan is. His plan is to kill Alcides. He wants to have Alcides on his knees begging for mercy today. Arturo isn’t going to do this alone, Herc is going to help him. Arturo tells Herc the plan but we can’t hear it.
Alcides comes into the lab where Dr. Dan is working. Dr. Dan isn’t sure if it is Hugo or Alcides. Alcides says scornfully that Dr. Dan still can’t tell him from his brother, Hugo. Dr. Dan says that he can tell the difference but he was concentrating on his work. He asks what Alcides wants. Alcides says that in the past, he offered Dr. Dan a lot of money to find a cure for the disease that his niece and brother suffer. Dr. Dan refused that money. Alcides says that he doesn’t beg. Dr. Dan perceives a threat in Alcides’ words. Alcides says that Dr. Dan is correct. They have a score to settle. Moves are made towards each man’s gun but before we have the gunfight at the laboratory, Soledad comes in with the baby. Dr. Dan examines her and confirms that she is on the point of having an attack of catalepsy.
Ursula comes into the smithy. Boris wants to talk about Marina but Ursula says that she is there to see Hugo. She tells him the baby is sick and might be having a catalepsy attack. Hugo takes off his apron and runs out. Boris tries to calm Ursula down.
The poor baby is crying. Alcides asks Dr. Dan to do something to help her. Dr. Dan says that the baby shouldn’t get upset and asks Alcides to leave. Alcides flashes back to seeing Soledad kissing Dr. Dan. Michelle observes Alcides and says to herself that there is a lot of hate in his eyes when he looks at Dr. Dan. Alcides must have found out that Dr. Dan proposed to Soledad. Alcides leaves.
Eloisa comes into the taverna where Paquito is still auditioning dancing girls. He tells the three girls that they are hired. He introduces them to Eloisa as Ruby, Topaz and Emerald. Eloisa is not interested in this frivolity. She says that something terrible is going to happen today. Paquito asks what she is talking about.
Hercu-less goes home to get his gun (why doesn’t he wear it all the time like everyone else in San Marino?) He says that he has to tell Alcides that Arturo is going to try and kill him. Margot comes in. She tells Herc to be careful and then Herc sees Arturo’s glove on the floor. He flashes back to noticing that Arturo had lost a glove. He asks Margot what Arturo was doing in his house.
Arturo is outside the Hacienda impatiently waiting for Hercu-less. He accosts Marina. Marina says that Alcides isn’t home and Arturo should leave before there is any trouble. Arturo tells Marina not to act like the perfect servant. He knows that she is sleeping with Herc. Marina says that she doesn’t know what he talking about. She hasn’t had any contact with Herc in a long time. She doesn’t even speak to him when he comes to see Alcides (uh oh!).
Aurora is still crying. Dr. Dan says that they have to calm her down. Fear is the worst enemy of a patient with catalepsy. Soledad is trying to talk to the baby but has no success. In comes Hugo. He holds the baby, talks to her and miracle of miracles, she stops crying and smiles at Hugo. Dr. Dan is amazed. Her temperature is normal. Hugo has saved the baby!! Dr. Dan says that the baby recognized her father’s voice. Hugo asks Soledad if she noticed that the baby isn’t pale any more. Soledad keeps asking if the baby is ok, does she need to go to the thermal chamber? Hugo reassures her that he knows the symptoms of catalepsy and the baby is fine now. Soledad thanks him for coming. He saved her daughter, their daughter. Hugo is giving Soledad a look of such love that Dr. Dan and Michelle are rethinking their chances of success in love.
Arturo asks if Marina is saying that Hercu-less is doing business with Alcides. Marina plays dumb and says that Arturo should ask Alcides about that. Arturo flashes back to Herc telling him that he was having an affair with Marina. Arturo tells Marina that he wants the truth: is she or is she not having an affair with Herc?
Meanwhile Herc is confronting Margot about Arturo being in the house. Has she been unfaithful to him? Margot says that Arturo has been coming to the house but not for the reason Herc thinks. Margot has been treating his scar (cicatriz). Herc asks why she didn’t tell him about it and Margot says that she was afraid of his jealousy, that he would do something crazy. Margot goes on to say that Herc’s boss is impotent. He wants to make love to her but he can’t.
Paquito is totally obsessed by the preparations for the opening of his bar and and whether he should call the dancers ‘Paquito’s girls’ (‘las chicas de Paquito’) or ‘Paquitas’ and isn’t interested in Eloisa spoiling his day with news about terrible things that are going to happen. She leaves.
At the lab, Michelle and Dr. Dan are on the outside looking in. Michelle suggest that Dr. Dan should examine the baby but he say he’s already done so and Aurora should be with her father. While Hugo makes faces at the baby, Soledad flashes back to when Hugo saved the baby the first time she had an attack by using the thermal chamber. Michelle flashes back to having sex with Hugo. Dr. Dan flashes back to Soledad thanking him for being there. Hugo flashes back to Soledad telling him that he is dead in her heart. Soledad says, “Hugo, in spite of everything that has happened between us, we have our daughter and she is more important than everything. Because of that, I authorize you to visit her at the house whenever you want.” Hugo smiles and says to the baby, “Did you hear, did you hear the good news?”
Arturo is choking Marina to get her to answer why Hercu-less comes to Alcides’ house. Marina knees him and runs away. Arturo starts to go after her when Alcides strolls up and asks what Arturo is doing at his house.
Margot says that Hercu-less has to believe her. She has been taking care of Arturo because she feels pity (le tengo lástima) for him. He lost a hand and now he’s going crazy. Herc says that he never should have taken her out of the tavern because she’s just a.. Margot slaps him and says that she won’t let him call her that. He knows perfectly well that she left behind her past, her job in the tavern for what she felt with him – love. It’s true that Herc didn’t find her in a palace and she’s not a princess but he knew what she was and what she did and she isn’t going to let him call her that.
Hugo thanks Soledad for letting him see his daughter. He missed her terribly. Soledad says that she is doing it for her daughter, nothing more. Hugo says that he knows. Hugo kisses the baby, “Well, our daughter is fine. I think it’s time for me to say goodbye.” (He calls the baby, muñeca, a doll). Dr. Dan takes the baby to check her vital signs once more before Soledad takes her back to the house. Hugo looks at Michelle, “I was working when Ursula came and told me the baby was sick. I ran out of there.” Michelle says that Hugo is a good father. Soledad says that it was good that Ursula let him know. Thanks to that her daughter was saved. Really, she was saved thanks to Hugo. “How are you?” asks Hugo, “I haven’t seen you for quite a while.”
S: Yes, three months already. I imagine you know about our bad financial condition. The economic situation in my house is very difficult.
H: I can imagine. It hasn’t been easy for me either but we have to move forward.
(Michelle turns and leaves)
How is Lucas?
S: Good, better. At least he is walking, With a cane but he’s walking.
H: That’s great. And Ester, how is your mother?
S: She’s working a lot. She has a lot of sewing projects. Really, in my house, everyone is doing something to help now that my father can’t work.
Dr. Dan interrupts asking for Michelle and Hugo has the grace to look abashed.
Michelle says to herself, “The way they looked at each other. Hugo hasn’t stopped loving Soledad and she loves him. How could I have gotten my hopes up with Hugo? How? For what?”
Alcides asks Marina what is going on here. Marina says that Arturo showed up like a crazy person and said that I am Hercu-less’ lover. Alcides tells her to leave. He will take care of the visitor. Alcides asks what Arturo is doing here. Arturo says that he has discovered that Herc has been making secret visits to this house. Herc’s explanation is that he is your servant’s lover but she says that is a lie. Alcides says that of course Marina would lie, she is a married woman. Arturo says that he doesn’t believe a word of that but Herc will have to tell him the truth. Alcides asks again why Arturo came to his house. He can’t imagine that the love lives of their servants interests him. Arturo says that for his own good, he hopes that Alcides hasn’t bribed Hercu-less. He would be making a very bad deal. He leaves. Alcides says that he hopes Herc knows how to treat this animal.
Hugo and Soledad:
H: Well, now I think I’m really going.
S: You can come to the house to see the baby whenever you want.
H: I don’t want to create problems with your parents, Soledad.
S: I’ll speak to them, Hugo.
H: Ok, I’ll give a kiss to my daughter. Goodbye, my love (amor mío), goodbye.
Is everything ok, doctor?
DD: Yes, her vital signs are stable.
H: (to Aurora) I love you. Don’t forget it. I love you. Soledad, thanks again.
S: Thank you for saving my baby, Hugo.
H: No, thank you for letting me see my daughter (You’re milking it, Hugo).
In spite of all that I did to you and all that happened to your father because of me, I don’t deserve your friendship. Thanks for letting me see my daughter. (He touches her cheek and leaves with one backward glance.)
Soledad is crying. Dr. Dan tries to comfort her but he knows that she is crying for Hugo, not for her baby. The credits roll.
Tomorrow: the doomed love affairs proceed.
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Right now I just want to thank Nancy for giving me the impetus to listen one last time to the English dialogue from Wed. night’s show. I got a better streaming feed the last time I brought it up & although the music was still loud, the underlying dialogue was much, much more intelligible and I got it! After the part about, “Let me give you some advice…”, as Hugo continues & is shaking his finger at Guillermo he says something about "... the Queen's language..." which makes sense of the previous little bit in English. In the following shot at the Obregon's, it was so cute to hear Guille say (in Spanish) that in London he will be called "WILLIAM Burque", and Helena chimed in with, "BURK, with no "QUE!"
I enjoy them so much & do hope they'll bring them back at some point before the end of the show. Maybe they'll get disillusioned with London, or they won't be able to fulfill the "progeny" clause & they'll be booted out & end up back in San Marino. Who knows?
I'm so glad you got to hear where Hugo was speaking English. All the dialog in the time going forward scenes was hard to hear but I have the captions. I was watching with the English captions and I realized that what the captions said and what I heard were the same thing. Then I listened again. I watched with the Spanish captions and they didn't caption that part of the scene at all. A cute little throw away scene.
I hope Los Burque come back too.
Apparently Mario isn't being filmed shirtless in LT and such scenes as there are have been made using a double, which is pretty obvious if you are looking for it. His torso is never shown with his head. Presumably, he doesn't think he is in good enough shape, shall we say, for such scenes. It does make you wonder why they choose blacksmithing for Hugo's poverty career. Working at a hot forge pretty much cries out for shirtlessness - look at Boris.
It was beautiful to see the father running to the child to calm her fears and say I'm here. I enjoyed all the little sweet names he called her. I am not very good at spanish, but I think he said "my heaven" cielo, and doll ofcourse.
I blog early, and then go back to read yesterdays comments that were made later in the day.
I guess Hugo had on a shirt, because they knew he would have to go see about Aurora, and couldn't go shirtless, and it would have been uncool to run in there in his ironsmith apron.
Soladad certainly did act very mature when she saw Hugo! There was no flashback to what Michelle told her or anything. She spoke very cordially to him. I'm sure if Doc. Dan and Michelle weren't there he might have wrapped Soladad up in his arms and said "I love you too! and don't you forget it.
For the first time in a while I felt like Hugo was in control of the situation, It seemed like there were mega currents of electricity bouncing off of him and Soladad. But I admired him because he was so calm, and just as informed as the Dr. about the babies condition. When Soladad inquired about the babies health if she was o.k., I think he said "I may be cured of catelepsy, but I still know the symptoms very well. [not a word for word translation.]
I noticed that Paquito is introducing ragtime music to San Marino by having the piano player tickle the ivories with the “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin. Unfortunately, someone didn’t do their research. This particular piece wasn’t written until 1899 and this novela takes place sometime in 1890-91. Modern audiences were reacquainted with this upbeat song in the movie “The Sting.” Oh well, I’d rather listen to this than the ML song anytime. A bit of trivia: According to Wikipedia, this was the first instrumental piece to sell over one million copies. To learn more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maple_Leaf_Rag You can also listen to a three-minute recording while taping your toes.
Does the piano player say something to Paquito about “Offenbach?” I hoped they weren’t trying to pass off this Joplin song as one written by the French composer.
As far as Paquito’s “Paquitas” I think they should have had them all outfitted with Eloisa’s fake red hair. That would have made a fashion statement but also been an indication of his obsession with his cohort.
Did anyone notice Hugo make a “Cheshire cat” grin when he was calming down Aurora (or, I suspect Blanket Named Aurora)? Even while looking silly he is drop-dead gorgeous.
Are we to assume that Soledad wouldn't let Hugo see the baby during the last three months? She could have arranged to let Hugo see the baby when she wasn't around. She did tell him before that he would always be Aurora's father. Of course, a three month absence from seeing Aurora made this scene more dramatic.
It's a good and surprising thing that Alcides just left the laboratory. If he had seen Hugo and Soledad, he wouldn't worry so much about Dr. Dan.
I almost posted a picture of Hugo making what you call the 'Cheshire cat' face but out of context, it did look pretty silly (but still gorgeous, of course).
I only saw the last 5 minutes, but it was great! I loved seeing Hugo and Soledad together with the baby.
I'm going to start recording this again to watch the whole hour.
I've been watching Pasion de Gavilanes with Mario (in it, not with me, unfortunately!)and he did his own shirtless scenes then. He must have worked out a lot back then - simply stunning! Even his face looks different now - fuller, puffier even. I'm not criticizing him at all, just saying there's been quite a physical change in him the last 5-6 years. Still, he's guapísimo...
You’re right about the physical changes Mario has undergone in the last few years. He was in gorgeous form as Juan Reyes in “Pasión de Gavlianes” (2003) but then got overly-fit (my opinion) for his next telenovela, “El Cuerpo del Deseo” (literally, “The Body of Desire”) in 2006. As the title implies, both he and the female protagonist had to have unbelievable physiques because the story is very heavily based on their physical attraction. I posted this youtube link from ECDD a couple of days ago in reference to his amazing “walk”, but if you didn’t check it out then you can see what I mean about his being excessively fit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHd9Ih3drQQ. In interviews at that time he indicated he was on a super-strict regimen of exercise and eating every 4 hours in order to achieve the level of conditioning needed for the character’s physical appearance. (Way too hard a lifestyle to maintain, for someone in any profession!)
As someone who has personal struggles with weight, it didn’t surprise me at all then to see him in LT looking substantially heavier (and therefore older) than he looked in either PDG or ECDD. It made perfect sense that after having been in such an extreme state of fitness, he would have naturally backslid somewhat once that requirement was over. Still, I applauded him for his ability to relax the regimen, and he’s obviously still got what it takes to fill the leading man roles so I’m fine with him as he is. I’d be a complete hypocrite to complain!
Coincidentally, Danna Garcia is also more voluptuous in LT than she was in her PDG days, so I admit I was quite surprised at her appearance also when LT first started. In an interview she spoke about being a former marathon-runner but had to give it up when her travel schedule got too crazy. Seems to me in the current episodes she looks a little more streamlined, but she’s just stunning in either condition. It just goes to show that it’s just that much harder for those in front of the camera to deal with body issues than for us everyday desk jockeys, for whom it can be tough enough. If my career depended on my physical shape, I’d be in some deep doo-doo at the moment! And like Mario, even with a littIe more substance to her than before, she’s still one of the most attractive women in the world and I’m sure LOTS of gentleman agree with me on that.
He made El Cuerpo del Deseo after PdG. I haven't seen it but supposedly there was a lot of shirtlessness shall we say in that novela.
I don't if it's age or just the effort to get in that kind of shape for a novela where 99% of the time he's buttoned up to the chin or maybe he wants to focus on his (considerable) acting gifts and leave it to others to succeed on their studly bodies. Sculpted pecs do nothing for me so I am happy to see him from the neck up ;-) .
Cindybin, you said you came in late to LT. I believe that all the episodes are on You Tube. I am sure you don't want to watch all of them but I would recommend Episodes 1 throug 5 (the beginning through Soledad's birthday party);
Episodes 10-16 (Hugo's 'death' and burial up to where Soledad marries Alcides); and
Episodes 27-28 (Hugo, Soledad and Alcides in the mine.)
Never have I seen a character in an American soap opera display such disarming honesty as Michelle does in this telenovela. I’ve got to give her credit, though I don’t think I would have been so brutally honest in spelling out the details to Soledad.
When Marina was pawing Boris’ torso, I noticed they were playing the creepy catalepsy bass music (how appropriate).
Hugo, I don’t know much about forging metals but I don’t think that you should repeatedly be hammering cold steel. I guess his apprenticeship is still in its early stages.
When Ursula ran in to tell Hugo about Aurora, did you see her dress catch on the iron rods sticking out by the doorway? She and Boris covered this glitch very well.
Alcides looked concerned and, dare I say it, almost had tears in his eyes, when he was watching Aurora sobbing and Soledad’s ineffectual attempts to calm her.
Dr. Dan and Michelle looked like a couple of hard-luck kids sitting on the sidelines watching the sparks fly between Hugo and Soledad. Hey, don’t say we didn’t try to warn you two that there would be heartache in your futures. Maybe you can mend each other’s broken hearts, although rebound romances don’t usually work out (except in novela-land).
Still, it's his eyes that get me - so,so expressive and beautiful.
Marie Celeste -I agree, good for him for getting off the superfit regimen obsession - relax and enjoy life. Danna, too. I could stand to get on it a little, though. :)
Cindybin - I've got a "novela" mind, too, with no maternal feelings towards Mario at all! ;)
Aurora and Hugo were so amazing together. I think she's got his little grin...
I saw Alcides' look too. It's hard to know what's going on in his head. Was he really concerned about the baby or frustrated that he couldn't use the situation to get close to Soledad? It was same when he was at Hugo's execution. He wasn't happy to see his brother die but he wasn't going to do anything to stop it either.
The real tears in Alcides' eyes were tears of rage when he watched Dr. Dan propose to Soledad.
I love the birthday party idea. Marie Celeste is going to send me a picture of Mario that she likes and I can take a picture of any scene in any episode of LT so if anyone has a particular scene that they want to have on the birthday post, let me know.
Actually, I have a "thing" for goatees in general, which puts me in the minority among my "3D" (a/k/a "live") female friends also. For those of you who saw "Alborada" with Fernando Colunga, you've gotta admit he was 'tan divino' with his goatee and swashes buckling all over the place, no? Nancy, there's a period telenovela for you!Sigh.... Sooooo much more appealing than his character in "Pasion".
I keep haunting YouTube hoping they will have more teasers for Lola Calamidades. Tonight I saw a different video showing Natalia Streignard and Christian Meier in the starring roles. I adore Danna Garcia so I was really hoping she would be the leading lady.
I’m going to propose another challenge. What if we were to each chose a classic book to be adapted as a movie or telenovela vehicle for Mario. Of course, I have several in mind so again this would be a matter of choosing only one.
My choice would be Mr. Rochester in “Jane Eyre.” At first I thought Mario might be too young but one site says that Mr. Rochester was almost forty. They might have to rough Mario up a bit, but I think he portrays Alcides with enough grittiness that you tend to forget how handsome he really is. Another period piece, imagine that!