Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Guapos: Monday 7/28/08 "Can You Hear Me Now?---Fernasty learns a little bit of info, which will cost him a lot."
Elsewhere in the mansion, Padre Manuel has come to visit, per Al’s request. Braulio lets him in and accidentally spills the beans about Gloria’s pregnancy.
Nestor and Luci are arguing. He insults her mothering skills and she takes great offense. She tells him to get out and she calls for Al to be her bouncer. Nestor thinks it is a great idea for Al to come, that way she can explain to him how she led him to believe he and Mili were brother and sister. Luci doesn’t want Al to know, so she tries to explain to Nestor why she hates Mili….her mother ruined my life.
Socorrito comforts Lina and tells her all about her own past….how she was abused and raped and ended up pregnant---with Karla. Soco tells her that she wanted to lose the baby at times, but when she was born she found a purpose and the baby gave her hope. She tells Lina that Karla believes she was born from love and it is better that way, it would only cause her more problems is she knew she was a product of violence. Lina’s worried about how her dad’s going to react when he finds out she’s preggers. Soco tells her that he’s been very supportive of her and he’ll be the same toward Lina. Karla, in her wedding dress, comes wandering up, in tears and Soco comforts her daughter, who says she just wants to die.
Nestor packs to leave and Luci begs him to stay. He tells her he can’t be with someone who doesn’t merit his respect and affection. She doesn’t deserve either from him. He warns her, as he’s leaving, that he will no longer allow her to cause harm to his son. He walks out and glug, glug, glug goes the bottle in Luci’s hands.
Al asks Mili what she thinks about him leaving, we don’t get an answer because Nestor and Luci are headed downstairs, making a scene. Nestor tells Luci to have a good look at her handiwork, take a look at the lives you’ve ruined. Mili and Al both tear up. Nestor tells Al he’s leaving and Al responds, why should I care. Nestor reminds him that he’s his father, not his enemy. Nestor tells Mili to stick close to Al, he needs her. He then apologizes to Flo.
Andrea comes in as Nestor’s leaving. She demands to know what’s going on and Nestor tells her to ask Constancio.
PM is upset to hear about Gloria and he rants a little. Then calms down and offers Gloria congratulations. PM goes to talk to Mili and Al. He finds out Nestor left.
Andrea finds Luci and rubs in the fact that Nestor left her. Luci tells her that’s because he caught her and Connie making out. So now my husband is cheating on you, na-nah-na-nah—ha ha.
Mat and Fernasty are having a good laugh over the women that Fernasty has screwed over, figuratively and literally. Mat has some business to attend to, so he tells Fernasty to wait as he goes inside. Fernasty makes a phone call to some bimbo and loses his connection. He decides to find out what’s going on with Mat. Inside Villalobo is filling Mat in on the set up of Constancio for Domingo's demise. Fernasty hears it all and VL decides that Fernasty needs to be eliminated. Two of his goons take Fernasty away and Mat is upset, but there is nothing he can do. VL tells him that as far as he's concerned, Fernando never existed.
PART TWO- Alone in the study, Padre Manuel mentions Gloria's pregnancy to Mili and Al. Al's shocked and Mili is indignant. She tells the good padre that she'll make sure that Gloria gets to confession tomorrow. PM says that is obviously not why he's there, and he asks them what is it is they want to talk about with him. Al and Mili fill him in on their suspicions that Constancio had something to do with Domingo's death. Padre Manuel can't believe that Connie would be involved with murder, sure he's a rat bastard father who cares more for his political career than his own daughter, but he's no criminal (laugh). He urges the children to talk to Connie about it and Al says (rightly so, I'm sure), why bother he'd just deny it. The three discuss what's going on with Florencia and her lame attempt of suicide (as she is now sporting some bandages on her wrists that look like sweat bands I used to wear back in the early 80s). Mili says it's because Al's talking divorce and then Flo saw him kiss her. Al interjects and says that Mili kissed him right back. They banter back and forth about this for awhile, Al adding that Mili enjoyed it. They aren't getting anywhere other than to upset the priest. Finally Al decides to prove his point, he kisses Mili in front of PM and asks him to be the judge if Mili enjoyed it or not.
In the servants dorm, both Lina and Karla cry over how poorly Fernasty treated them both (they would only be so happy to know that he's getting a much worse treatment from VL's goons). Lina blurts out that she's pregnant and Karla gives her a hug. I say, is this the beginning of new softer, nicer Karla?
Al points out to PM the different signs that Mili is displaying that indicate she liked the kiss---she's blushing, her breath is coming in short gasps and she trembles when he nears her. PM wants nothing to do with this and he scolds the two and reminds them of keeping their promise to steer clear of each other. Al adds that he loves Mili. PM reminds them that they are both married and he brings up the commandments and sin and all that moral stuff. Al lets the padre know that Mili and Hugo are married in name only----Mili is a little hesitant to tell the priest she hasn't slept with her husband, but eventually the whole story comes out, even the part where she got him in the family jewels (along with a little pantomime reenactment, with PM filling in for Hugo). PM eventually gets the two to promise to keep apart, but Al tells him that as soon as the baby's born, he'll be divorcing Flo.
Andrea rants to Constancio about Nestor leaving because of him messing around with Luci. Luci interrupts their argument and she tries to get Connie to rekindle their flame again. Connie tells her he's not interested, now that Nestor is gone, so is the thrill. Luci is once again devastated and she leaves, Andrea thought bubbles that Luci's days as the mistress of the house are numbered.
Padre Manuel has a little heart to heart with both Hugo and Flo. Neither likes to hear what PM has to say. He reminds both of them that their weddings did not take place in the church. This sets Flo off and she let's into PM and tells him that he's nothing but a conspirator/pimp for Mili and Al. PM is properly aghast at her accusations.
Outside, in the foyer, Al and Mili talk of family----all the while keeping their distance from each other. They talk about Connie and how he's chosen his career over coming clean and going public about Mili being his kid. Braulio overhears this part of the conversation. Al shares that he wishes he could be an orphan like Mili, it has to be better than his lot in life. Mili reminds him that Nestor is his papa and he's not such a bad guy, Al really should try to get to know him. The two, once again, are drawn to each other and almost kiss....they jump apart to separate sides of the room. They discuss how they have to keep their promise to Padre Manuel......but they can't resist one another and then they run into each other's arms and passionately kiss. END OF EPISODE
This was a great episode. I’ve been able to watch most of this show dry-eyed, but the scene where devastated Karla fell into her mother’s arms sure got me.
And here we go again with nobody locking doors. The Mafiosi Mateo are meeting with don’t bother about locked doors, nor Mat either, and in wanders his pal to meet his novela doom.
And, as far as Karla is concerned, I, too, felt sorry for her. The pendulum now swings back to Damian, so let's see what hits him in the head.
From lower Ala
It was amazing to me that the two unloved spouses both want to the cling to their marriages. Now that’s all been said and is out in the open, why hang on? Well, for Flor, there’s the baby issue, but Hugo earlier had told Mili to go with Al if that’s what she needed to do.
I hope Mateo and Fernando get what they've got coming and disappear forever. Every time they ride up on their motorcycles I think they should be on mopeds instead. They're such dweebs.
Those were some great scenes with Socorro and her girls. It would be nice to see some character development for Karla, although she's funny no matter what she does.
I’m watching earthquake coverage, we just had one here in the L.A. area. I’ve decided it’s safe to come back to my desk which has shelves loaded with books above it…
I too liked this episode. This show is growing on me. I especially liked the fact that Al is able to be honest about his relationship with Flor and Hugo to their faces and is tryng to resolve things in an adult way. (Then he ruins everything with his childish behavior with Mili to prove to PM that she responds to him).
I hope Karla grows up and bit and is able to relate to and to be supportive to poor Line. We'll see.
Remember that Flor was married in the church with her first husband, and we have been speculating that he will show up again (based on the credits). Maybe she will go back with him, as they are still married in the eyes of the church.
It looks like Fern will meet his doom, but why wouldn't the gangsters get rid of Mat too? Do they still need him to continue the plot?
Very touched by the hug between Karla and Lina at the end. Hope Karla can be redeemd just because her actions and unkindness hurt her mom so much.
Don't worry about Andrea being redeemed...can't imagine her having a mother!
I am extremely happy that Fernando got what he deserves. I hope they killed him - that he does not come back. He is a rat, and scum. He has sex with virgins and women and views as trophies.
This reminds that Damien is similar to Fernando. The writers will not do him in because he is there to causes problems and trouble for Constancio. I wouldn't be surprise if Damien and Constancio end up together with no female to keep them company.
Finally, I see that Alejandro might be getting back together with Mili again. I don't know how that will happened, but I am excited about the storyline again. I plan on watching. Thanks to all recappers!!!
Padre Manuel's red, red face was pretty alarming. I expected his head to literally pop of at any moment. I got such a kick out of Alejandro's audacity--kissing someone who's not his wife, right in front of a priest.
That last kiss though, they were veering into eating-each-other's-faces territory.
Yeah, Florencia's bandages and her attitude about what she'd done were both ridiculous.