Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Fuego, Wed., July 30: I'm in bed sick, you're in bed married, let's strip and have sex.
Buenas noches a todos. I want to thank all my friends for leaving me their great comments; it sure makes recapping this silly show a whole lot easier. On with the show!...
We start tonight with Juan asking that Armando why he enslaves Rosario. Armando responds that Rosie works here for her own self-fulfillment, and that darn meddlesome half-sister Sofia don’t know what’s good for her.
Rosie enters her dressing room to find Fernie, who wants her to give him her inheritance in exchange for her freedom. In walk Ofelia and Juan, the latter wants to know why Fernie is there.
Oscar has blindfolded Jimena and is guiding her through the garden. Talk about the blind leading the blind… How romantic. Oscar has prepared a bed of rose petals in the shape of a heart with candles situated on the edge of the bed. He has also presented her with a beautiful ring that he could only afford in Novela Land. They whisper sweat nothings, and I mean nothings, as they disrobe each other’s sweating bodies. It seems that Jimena is in more pain than ecstasy, but you know how the first time is…
Juan asks Rosario if Fernie is responsible for her enslavement, but Rosie, as ever, has no clue what Juan is talking about. Juan asks a second time, and again, Rosie doesn’t know, doesn’t need his help, and please, leave me alone. Fernie starts to leave, but then reminds Rosie to sign that paper they talked about. Rosie looks at the picture of her son and immediately signs the documents.
Juan goes home to find Franco. They discuss Rosie working/slaving/whoring for Fernie. Nobody really knows what’s going on (shocking, I know), but Franco really wants to know who Luisito’s father is.
Rosie, meanwhile, is upset that the Reyes bros. are meddling in her affairs. If only they knew that Armando was enslaving her, and Fernie, well, we all know what he is doing. Anyway, she tells Ofelia that Fernie trapped Luisito’s father and betrayed him. Rosie admits that many people have suffered because of her actions, and she doesn’t know how long she’s going to have to work for Fernie in order to pay of her…debts.
Oh goody. Oscar and Jimena are having steamy-hot sex in the middle of the backyard. Might I say that Oscar seems to be performing up to par, but Jimena looks constipated.
As Juan is tucking-in his wonderful girlfriend, he tells her that he will do ANYTHING for her to touch him again. That’s what they all say… Sofia has the decency to allow Juan to sleep in the single bed, instead of the wooden chair. She reaches out to him, with no problem, and then embraces him. Seems like her little problem is fixed.
So Oscar has succeeded in wedding and bedding Sarita, but can he keep her? Twenty bucks says he can’t… As they are fireside Oscar tells Sarita that he can’t stay, but it was nice while it lasted. What a schmuck.
Breakfast conversation starts with Juan’s interrogation. He wants to know why Oscar was out late last night. Well let’s see… Oscar is a 40+ actor playing a 20+ idiot, I think he’s allowed to be out late without answering to the 50+ actor playing the 30+ imbecile. Oh looky! Pablito is back. Juan is like a father to him too, so he acts all excited and hugs him. The teacher and the social worker tell the family of four fathers that Pablito can stay, for now, but things are still being settled.
Fernie makes a visit to Hugh Hefner (Gramps for those who are not watching). Hugh tells him that he’s not welcome in his mansion, and to hit the road. Oh it’s nothing; Fernie just wants Gramps to sign the bank papers that transfer all monies and inheritances to Fernie’s name. Gramps needs to look the papers over, but he’ll sign them later.
Gabi has hit rock-bottom with her fake health. Sarita is begging forgiveness of her mother. She doesn’t have to worry anymore because Eva has left the mansion to live with Gramps. That’s not good enough. Eva has to pay for all the damage she caused the family. Sarita agrees, and that’s why she is the preferred daughter; she is so much like Gabi. Gabi sure is going to miss her after she gets hitched. Tomorrow she will marry Benito, and Gabi will be free to… “engage” with Fernie in every room in the mansion.
So Benny is making one last attempt to avoid the marriage with Sarita, but Raquel will not bend for anything because Gabi is practically on her (fake) deathbed. “Well, just think about Jimena when Octavio leaves her at the altar” says Benny.
Juan is mixed-up (well, I guess we already knew that). But seriously, on one hand he likes to hold Sofia in his arms, but on the other hand he feels much rage and resentment toward her because of Libia’s death. Okay Juan, you are a bloody idiot. Sofia had absolutely nothing to do with Libia’s death. Oscar, who holds a larger portion of the shared brain, relates that without Libia’s murder he never would have met Jimena. Franco, possibly the largest share-holder, reminds Juan that all this hatred he has for Sofia has gotta go, on account of the fact that she is carrying HIS baby. Juan considers this, and concludes that it is best to admit the truth. Which, by the way, is really stupid. But, the writers look at this as an opportunity for Franco to remind the group that they must stick together, and tell Sofia that they sabotaged her family in order to avenge their sister’s death. Might I add that this little proposition failed miserably, and during most of this novela that plot, as well as the rest of the plots, has been highly unclear and non-sensical. Chew on that Televisa!...
Sofia doesn’t know what else to do with herself, so she leads prayers at the local something-or-other.
Rosie is begging Armando to see her son, and tells him that she signed her fortune away to Fernie for her freedom. “Fernie always comes through with his word-right?” Yeah right—Rosie, you deserve being left high-and-dry (no reference to her physique intended).
Jimena is playing the good-sister role with Sarita, and wants to show her some nice lingerie that she bought. Unusually, Sarita doesn’t freak-out, and asks why she bought it if the only thing Oscar is going to do is take it off. Seeing that there never is time for foreplay in the backyard, I see her point.
Fernie and Gabi are talking about their plans to be together forever. She is the woman he has always wanted, and furthermore, he is willing to kill for her. Now that’s love. Kill? Well, one day I’ll tell you what I’ve done to protect you. I guess they figure that they are already in bed, so they might as well strip and have sex. I find this oddly romantic. Uh oh! There is that snake tattoo!
Speaking of tattoo, Juan is awoken by a nightmare about the time that a man with the same tattoo killed his parents. Frankly, I don’t see the connection at all.
Ok, this is a little freaky. Franco is sporting his whity-tighties as he stares across the dark bedroom at the innocent Pablito. There are so many things wrong with this scene. Here comes Oscar, the other underwear model. Nobody can pull-off the whity-tighties and boots combination quite like Oscar.
Sarita is writing a letter to Franco by means of parchment and a quail’s feather. All I’m going to say is ‘WOW.’ Then again, considering the letter will be delivered by pony, I guess this situation isn’t as unreal as I once thought. Anyway, she’s asking Franco to come and interrupt her wedding tomorrow. She knows it’s just a dream. But what she doesn’t know is that we are in Novela Land where all your dreams can and will come true (if our Televisa writers have anything to say about it).
Wedding day! Sarita has a huge rock on her ring finger, but can’t stop sobbing. On the other hand, Jimena is ebullient as she remembers the fake wedding she had with Oscar. At least we can say that that marriage was consummated, unlike the one she’s about to have.
Gabi is looking awful(ly good) for someone who just had a major stress-induced something-or-other. Fernie says that the brides are the prettiest things he has seen, well, that is after Sofia of course. Gabi reminds Fernie that there is no need to mention Sofia. Gramps comes wheeling into the foyer, only to be met with Pete and Re-Pete, who tell him he’s not invited to the wedding. He reminds Re-Pete that he is a five-star general, and doesn’t need her approval.
Whattaya know, Fernie didn’t live up to his word, and left Rosie without her dough, and without her son. She goes to Franco for help, but they are met by Armando’s goons as they are fleeing town. With guns pointed at their heads, Frankie and Rosie get in the back of some truck.
Juan is all excited that he actually cleaned himself up today. Everyone has taken a shower, used soap, and is off to the wedding. Wait a second, it’s nighttime, and the wedding is in the afternoon… Oh, and where is that darn Franco? Uh oh, Juan is having a stress-induced-fraternal instinct-related heart murmur. What is it Lassie? It’s Franco, he’s in trouble!
Indeed he is, the boys with the guns beat him and Rosie a few times, Rosie sort of gets away, but can’t quite move in her boot heels. Poor Franco, the one guy holds him back and the other guy throws the punches. That’s not very fair…
Tomorrow, tomorrow, there’s always Tomorrow: The big wedding day is here, but none of the people in the wedding want to wed! Oh, no, Juan has not followed his fraternal instincts and will pay the price; Franco is dying!
Thanks for clarifying who was chasing Franco & Rosie. I couldn't figure out who was kidnapping them, or why, and wondered if it was Fer-related.
Ah, Nico, you just don't get it about the boys in their tighty whities, and we don't expect you to. (grin) But I had great appreciation for that scene this evening. Too bad they didn't show Oscar showering before he went out.....sighs.....
I wonder if there is a Golden Victor award category for novela with the most hawt undies shots......?
Did Jimena go to a real lingerie store? Because that would not involve telephones, you know--heaven forbid!--and nobody sends mail-order stuff in a shopping bag. It makes me wonder if the local mall Cerdan has an Ilusiones shop..... That shopping bag really bothered me.
Sofia .... totally bass ackwards if you ask me. So tonight we get the *eureka!* scene where Juan can now touch her, yet last night she's hugging him, etc. I kept wondering if I'm having too many senior moments. Nope. Telerisa and Sofi are. Whew! Dodged that bullet...
I want to know who authorizes the blatant slathering of commercial product endorsements being spread out into various scenes. Telemundo is doing it too on Victoria which I am also watching. It makes me long for the purely historical dramas which can't logically squeeze in these silly product placements. Victoria has some older characters who are also lawyers so there are product placement of State Farm Insurance of all things. The older women rub luxurious cremes into their skin in a Lady MacBeth sort of regularity. But, if Feo becomes an agent or perhaps Armando looks for a side line with a new policy to cover the weak hearted Gabi with Feo as sole beneficiary, I am going to turn off the TV set.
Ahaa! Did you guys hear Rosario tell Ofelia that the father of her child is Anselmo Cruz? A character we have not yet seen! Anselmo Cruz & Feo have some entanglements that involved Rosario, so that's why she has to stay enslaved to Feo!
And, man, that Oscar is Artistic! A big rose petal heart with a double row of bubble candles, and a blown glass rose with a wedding ring! What a romantic sorpresa for Jimena -- but who was throwing more rose petals on them while they rolled around on the heart shaped area? It was positively raining rose petals -- or were those thought bubbled rose petals?
I really hope the poor stunt men didn't really get hurt in that fire scene. I hope Rosie doesn't die.
Ding, dong, Sofia. The snake symbol Juan just mentioned should ring a bell in your head immediately. Wasn't it the only thing Sofia recollects of her assault and wasn't she just trying to get over the memories. Sheesh.
Yes, the time warp still exists in C D Serdan where they easily slip from night to day and back again and again.
The creepy crying doll reappears.
I am becoming immune to Gabi/Feo and white choni scenes.
Finally, the alternative title is so funny and true, boots are made for walking not running. Rosario probably doesn't have a pair of sneakers anyway.
I like how Juan made up Sofies little bed. (Seriously Scorpion check). Can Sofie do nothing? I mean the blue birds carry her over to the church and she teaches kids. How come she doesn't help out, does she think that Eva is going to come over and wait on her?
I hope Oscar doesn't get grounded before the Junior class picnic...Geez boyz
Also I have given in to the dark side and am waiting for the ultimate evil sex scene of Gabi & Fern on Bernardo's tomd during a crackling thunderstorm.
Anyway, Juan doesn't hate Sofia - he despises, or is supposed to despise the Elizondo family represented by Gabi the Wicked Witch. And, when Juan was a babe and his parents were being murdered, didn't he see a belt buckle with a snake? Feo's snake tattoo is on his lower back. Maybe he comes from a long line of snake worshippers who try to outdo each other's evil deeds.
If two big people are riding one medium-sized horse - poor horse - of course you stop when a big SUV is shining its lights on you. Never use your part of the shared brain to head off into the woods where the big bad SUV can't maneuver through the trees.
Anyway, I'm glad Sofia is back to her old normal dull self.
I didn't get why those goons were after Franco and Rosario.
Oh, I was wondering if Pablito will get to wear tighty whities now that he is a Reyes!
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Well, those things are unbelievable, along with her butt implants. Seriously, her rear end is just not right. As for the boobage, how does she keep her "tops" (for lack of a better word) on those things? The side shot last night had me wondering, because it defies gravity. The garment is on the .... lower hemisphere .... so is she using Res-Q Tape or something to keep them on? Those things just look uncomfortble, too. No sleeping on her stomach.... "Weapons of Mass Distraction" (to quote Dolly Parton)
Okay Rosario is suppose to run away in CFM boots, when she can hardly balance herself in those CFM boobs???
Madbuns I was LMAO at sleep depreciation, because I have that also...
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So Feo is not the father of Luisito after all. Thank goodness. That would have been too weird.
I'm surprised Rosario doesn't float away. They look like balloons ready to pop and OMG, they defy gravity...how natural. Never noticed her backside. It can't be comfortable walking around with all that silicone!
Oscar & Jimena's canoodling was tepid at best but I loved your line about Jimena looking constipated. No fuego (except for the candles) with that love scene.
Good = sparkles and twinkly music. Bad = hissing and snake images. Someone on the production staff must be a Disney fan!
(anyone ever notice how all Disney movies have dead mothers & evil stepmonsters? As a nice mom, I'm a little offended!)
BTW, keep forgetting to ask: on my Spanish station, there's a very bizarre Profesor Annacleta who speaks rapid fire Spanish. Anyone else see that or is it a local thing? The woman is a hoot!
Maggie (not Mad any more...I'm laughing too hard)
In the shots at the beginning of the show, there's one with Rosario and her boobs, the very next scene is Franco nuzzling Sarita. But there's a crashing sound as the Rosario scene leads to Franco/Sarita. Each time I see it, I laugh out loud because I picture that Rosario's boobs have just exploded!!
Don't forget Benito's feeble attempt to get back his former gf... he was ready to leave it all for her (what is her name?) ...
I thought she new that Octavio was leaving town with Bruno but now that I ponder it, I really don't know. Anything goes in the Land That Time Forgot.
I wondered about Oscar and Jimena's lovemaking in the garden at night. Someone could still see them or Rosendo could run into them. Shoot I rather go up in the balcony then break into her room and get it on there....
Rosario is my favorite girl... Heck I like all four but sometimes I feel sorry for Rosario. I've seen a few pics of Ninel Conde(Rosario) and in some of them her boobs don't seem that big. Sometimes the exagerrated look is a combination of her big boobs plus the pushup bra/halter top.
I came across some scenes that I should not look into. And with sadness, NOT TO BE A SPOILER but all I will say is that there is more tragedy in store in the future like within the next 3 months... And that Fernando is trully a despicable scumbag.
And Ruth does exist and won't be seen till much later. Only thing I can say is that she is a very liberated woman who can beat the crap out of Benito and Octavio....
Agreed about the product placement of a Victoria's Secret/Frederick's of Hollywood type of lingerie. :)
She could also buy online with her Ordenador or computadora as some people call it. :D Oh noes it is the land that time forgot. At least bottled water exists....
They'll probably have a confrontation anyway, or maybe Crabi will be too busy fighting with Raquel or having a heart attack to bother her. I can't wait to see how this plays out.
I think the thing with the whole names is funny, but it does serve a purpose - when you hear the name "Anselmo St. Cruz" you know that he's not an Elizondo, Acevedo, Uribe, Escandon, Robles, or Reyes. Or at least you think you know that. :) He could be an in-law of one of those families, or he could even be the Big Boss!
Speaking of which, Coyote didn't have a chance to tell Furd whatever it was that he was going to say the other night. Hopefully that means he'll be back soon to give Furd more grief.
I'm giving Oscar the McLovin license! Although boots and underwear are odd to me. I usualy just walk back from the bathroom in barefeet. And I did find poor Pablito in that room a little scary! And why weren't the authorities concerned when the boys played catch with the kid?
Rosario has a gravity defying body. The butt is spectacular. When she was touring with Bobby there was one scene where she was wearing a pink two piece outfit with white fringe and silver CFM boots. My son and I took to calling her South-of-the-Border Barbie.
But I got Oscar in semi desnudos, Franco and Oscar sporting the tighty-whitys...it was a good evening for a silly show! Although the time jumps made me dizzy.
And if Juan had the sibling pain connection, why the heck does he then go to the wedding anyway? Its not like his Medium Connection has been wrong before!
The over blazed fire when they lit up the special effect was scary. I hope no one was really hurt. Why does Franco get beat up all the time. He is supposed to be a lover. Rosario is not good for his health.
Lastly, Sarita is a beautiful woman. They try really hard to plain her up, which doesn't work. But when her hair is down, WOW! Okay, Franco, I kind of get it!
Check out Fuego en la Sangre in Wikipedia.It has a complete cast list. (Even Anselmo Cruz)It has a synopsis, but we are way farther along in the story and so :No Spoiler.
I was wondering, though, why didn't she pick up Luisito first, before riding off with Franco? Maybe they were on their way to get him. Or, why couldn't they go in the morning? Also, why didn't they pack their pillowcases, like everyone else? And of course Rosario shouldn't have signed the paper until she had Luisito with her. In real life, things you sign under duress are not binding (but of course, this is not real life!).
It's so funny to observe the totally different wardrobes of the 3 girls, since they match their personalities so well. Imagine Sofia's long, orange pioneer dress from last night on Jimena - not! These three could never share.
I'm really enjoying the show these days. Lots of action, and tonight should be even more!
Or did I fall asleep & miss something again??
I was laughing at how excited Oscar got over Jimena's finger on his mouth. That is some serious anticipation. Jorge has a really expresive face. Oh, and something else that made me laugh...I found a picture of him online from when he was in The Full Monty, so when he walked in the room in his undies and boots I cracked up!
molly ---- he was in The Full Monty??? please post the web addy here . . . make an AARP member happy..... (grin)
My employees here at work kid me about him because I have a few very nice pics on my computer!
One of our recappers I believe, learned ALL her Spanish from watching telenovelas. So give it time....
If Sarita would just smile and stop smacking people, Franco wouldn't be in a quandry! Who you going to stay with, the one that writes you love letters but won't let you touch, or the one that lights your fire, figuritively and now really!
JudyB I have to say it has inspired me to learn the language, even if I can only understand it, and not speak it. My final in the 8th grade was to say of the Pledge of Alligence. There is some handy Spanish. I can also ask where the whore house is, and a few other things not fit to print. But now I can scream Sueltme at unseen attackers, so that is handy!
And I have Fuego to thank for my Jorge facination! Although when he was in La Esposa Virgen he had some facial hair and he was pretty smok'n hot!
Molly -- who needs to get out more!
When I saw Sexo, pudor y lagrimas I learned that there are body parts that don't have a Spanish equivalent, they are just said with a cute accent!
Can't wait for tonight, although poor Franco. I hope he isn't too hurt. Although, maybe if he is Sarita will wake up and stop pushing him away!
Thanks for the awesome recap Nic. I stopped watching this one, so this is the only way I know what's happening!
Hombre - I too found it odd that Rosario left her kid behind. I know he's at abuelo's shack (unless Feo broke in and got him). Either way, Feo has too easy an access to the lad and he's in danger. Yes, the sensible thing would have been to sign the papers AFTER she got her kid, but her mind was probably filled up with worrying.
Re: Ninel's uh, gifts - They do make butt implants and calf implants, and just about any form of silicone one can imagine. Having said that, Latin American women have been known to carry extra "junk in the trunk." For years, I had the worse time finding jeans because my hip was 12" bigger than my waist (as I've gotten older, my waist has caught up and the difference isn't quite as big), so it's possible Ninel's backside is the real thing. As to how she stays in her clothes - they make body glue and body tape and all sorts of things to keep them in place. I only wish I had thought of using them on my wedding day. There are a whole bunch of pictures with one of my dress straps hanging down - not classy :(
By the by, for those who were planning to tape Barbara while watching Fuego, it starts this upcoming Monday at 9:00 EST on Telemundo.
"I came across some scenes that I should not look into. And with sadness, NOT TO BE A SPOILER but all I will say is that there is more tragedy in store in the future like within the next 3 months... And that Fernando is trully a despicable scumbag.
And Ruth does exist and won't be seen till much later. Only thing I can say is that she is a very liberated woman who can beat the crap out of Benito and Octavio.."