Monday, March 30, 2009
Cuidado: Friday 3/27/09- "Anatomía de Gris"
Amador and Ana Julia are driving and he starts to lay into her for what happened to MC. AJ suspects that someone must have switched the bullets in the gun at the eleventh hour, because she had checked it before. He questions if the person who deliberately did this to MC could be AJ.
Back in the hospital, MC is back to being half conscious and now they’ve brought in Juan Miguelito to be with her. MC worries what will become of JMito if she dies. She wonders who will give him love and care for him. Cece weeps even harder and Juan Miguel watches with sadness from across the room.
AJ is upset to think that Amador thinks what happened was on purpose and AJ’s fault. He tells her that he knows she’s wanted to be on stage for a long time, perhaps this is one way she could make it happen. AJ admits that she thinks she’s a better actress than MC, but it is one thing to think that and another to commit a crime. She’d never do anything criminal because she knows that sooner of later criminals always get caught. Besides, MC was very supportive of her getting into acting, AJ wouldn’t kill the hen for the golden egg. Amador supposes she is right.
In Acapulco, Stefi wants to know more about what is happening with Marichuy and she’s frustrated that she can’t find out any new info. They can't seem to find out anything new on that TV. It would definitely raise alarms if she were to call the Velardes or the San Romans to ask---they'd give themselves away (delatarse). They don't have to be so isolated (aislada) from any information.....Isa suggests they start calling around to the hospitals and clinics in the DF to get the 411.
Marichuy tells Cece that she’s trusting her son to her…she’s his grandma. Cece comforts her daughter and says of course she’ll care for the baby. They talk about JMito going to school, his first communion. Everyone in the room is crying. MC tells her mother to tell JMito about her….tell him…..and she passes out again as we go to commercial.
After the commercial break, everyone is hysterical about MC going unconscious. JM tells them that is to be as expected in her weakened condition. It must have taken a lot out of her to talk.
In the operating room the surgical staff preps for the operation.
Back in MC’s room, Patricio is able to convince Cece to leave with the baby. Cande remains in the room, silently praying as tears pour down her face. Padre Anselmo is there, praying too. Juanmi thanks PA for being there and PA says that MC is like a daughter to him. JM goes out to the waiting room and urges Pat to take Cece home, the operation will be long and then MC will be in recovery for awhile, so it would be best for them to head home and wait for news. Cece resists, but Patricio agrees and then reminds her that they have the baby to care for now. Cece reluctantly agrees and JM asks them to take Cande home with them.
Back in MC's room, Cande and PA are praying the Lord’s Prayer and some Hail Marys.
Isa calls around to various hospitals. She is finally successful in reaching the hospital where MC is a patient. She learns that MC is about to enter surgery.
Cande leaves with the Velardes. PA blesses MC before she's taken to surgery and Juan Miguel’s eyes well up with tears. PA leaves MC’s side and JM bends down and kisses her on the lips. The orderly wheels MC out of the room, passing Omar and Blanca in the hall.
The surgery begins. MC is draped in a blue cloth and is hooked up to a vacuum cleaner hose. The head surgeon orders the anesthetic to be administered. The mask is put on MC's face.
At the Velardes, Cece and Cande comfort each other. The both blame themselves for bad things happening in MC’s life-- Cece feels terrible for having abandoned her child, Cande worries that she didn't provide the best environment for MC (did I get this right?). Cande asks Cece to allow her to always be a part of JMito’s life. Cece wouldn’t think of having it any other way.
Omar and JM antler bash over MC’s surgery. Omar’s concerned that the operation will mess MC up and she won’t even resemble herself (is he talking physically, mentally, or both?). JM seems to think Omar’s referring to MC’s appearance because he lights into him about how the difference between them is that Omar wants a pretty MC, but JM cares for her no matter what she’ll be like.
Amador and AJ are at a restaurant and he’s tossing back a few drinks. They both worry about what’s happening with MC. AJ says that it all is in the doctors’ hands right now. She tells Amador that she can’t believe he thought her capable of hurting MC. He assures her that he doesn’t think that now and then he leans in to kiss her…..his phone rings and the moment is broken. AJ looks saddened that Amador's smooth move was thwarted, she's opposed to committing crimes to get on stage, but apparently has no problem with hopping onto the casting couch. Anyway, Amador gets off the phone and tells AJ that he’s got to leave immediately and go to the police headquarters to answer questions regarding what has happened to MC.
Patricio is back at the hospital and he and Padre Anselmo track JM down to get some answers. Their arrival ends the heated discussion between JM and Omar. JM tells them that MC is in surgery. Now all they can do is wait and pray.
In the operating room we are treated to an over the table discussion about how serious this injury is and how careful the surgical staff must be. The operation begins and the surgeon takes the tweezers and pulls out the funny bone, without the buzzer going off—whew! Let’s see if he can be as successful when going for the Adam’s apple.
Omar tells Blanca there is no need for her to stay at the hospital, but she says she’s going to remain with him.
Back in the OR, the surgery special effects are pretty pathetic. The instruments look like an exacto knife and a pair of long-handled scissors. At one point the doctor is sticking the scissors into the side of MC’s head, like he's using them to dig around and search for something. Actually the whole thing almost appears as if he’s trying to create some sort of craft project, which is covered in red colored tempera paint (oh, that’s supposed to be MC’s blood…it is a vibrant red). These scenes go on too long and really don't heighten the drama, tho I'm sure that was the intended effect.
Pat tells JM that he can’t believe that he’s at the point of possibly losing his daughter when he's just found her. Drip, drip, drip --- is that his frozen heart melting?
At the police station, Amador is being questioned about his possible involvement with the shooting. Amador tells the investigator it is ridiculous to be questioning him. The investigator thinks otherwise and asks if Amador is in love with MC. Amador says perhaps at one time, but not now. The cop wonders if jealousy could be a motive for murder. Murder? She’s not dead—Amador says. Well, it is pretty grave—replies the cop. Amador says that it appears to be the result of someone’s error. The cop wants to know an error on who’s part. Amador successfully avoids answering this question, is this his way of protecting Ana Julia?
MC is brought out of surgery and Omar is waiting outside the OR. He asks the nurse how it went, but she won’t answer.
Back in MC's hopital room (now filled with flowers), Pat and PA wait. Pat prays that everything went well and thinks to himself about the decision to OK the operation. Could his choice end up causing a strain between him and Cece?
Juanmi tries to find out from someone how the surgery went, but it told he’ll have to speak to the doctor. Blanca finds JM and asks if he has heard anything. He gives her what little he knows and says that they’ll need to wait and see if the surgery was a success (un exito).
Omar tracks down the doctor to find out how it went. The doctor knows he’s anxious. Omar, Sr. Negativo, says that MC will never be the same. The doc says that’s unfounded. The doctor gets together the group who’s been waiting for news (Omar, Juan Miguel, Patricio, and Padre Anselmo), and tells them that they expect good results. They were able to stop the bleeding. Happy music plays in the background. The doctor reminds them that although the surgery was successful, there is still some danger (peligro). So they’ll have to wait and see. Omar questions if the operation will result in any mortal consequences.
Amador wonders how MC’s procedure went. The inspector calls the hospital and is able to find out that everything went well and she’s expected to survive the surgery. Amador is happy to hear this and is even happier when the inspector tells him that he’s free to go (apparently all clear because he didn’t even get the “don’t leave town” warning).
Omar continues to press the doctor to find out if there will be any adverse effects (las secuelas) from the surgery.
Isa wakes Stefi up in their hotel room. She can’t sleep because she’s starting to worry about the lack of news regarding MC. Stefi’s not going to worry, there’s a bullet in MC’s head and that’s a pretty deadly situation. Isa frets, and says to Stefi—“What if they suspect us or rather better put, what if they suspect you?”
Pat returns home and tells Cece and Cande the operation was a success. The women cry tears of happiness. They think that MC is out of the woods, but Pat gently tells them that there is still some dangerous risks, so they can’t be sure of anything at this point.
Stefi tells her aunt that no one will suspect them. Isa worries that MC can still be saved and Stefi tells her to not be so negative. Their plan will work. She says lets go to bed and tomorrow we’ll be sure to get some good news.
Cece wants to go see Marichuy right away. Pat tells her that MC is still under sedation and not talking. MC will be resting for many hours. Cande gets up to leave the Velardes alone and Pat assists her up. He and Cece remain talking and Cece thanks him. He's puzzled by her gratitude. She tells him it is for his being concerned and caring. He seems further baffled at this and reminds Cece that MC is his daughter. Cece is moved by his words and she smiles, and then kisses and hugs him. END OF EPISODE
I've noticed that all surgical room scenes in these telenovelas are badly staged. loved your comments referring to the board game "Operation".
looks like the party maybe over for the flying monkeys.
“..hooked up to a vacuum hose.” Love it!
And there was Cande sobbing away in the hospital room, except that she obviously wasn’t in the room with the other actors at all, as she was under brighter lights, her voice had an echo, and we never saw her in the scene.
The doctor was a hoot during the operation – he lunged at it dramatically like an orchestra conductor, with plenty of flourish.
I liked that after Amador went to kiss AJ, she had a good slug of tequila and sucked on a lime. Was she sterilizing the site of the kiss? That AJ actress is great.
Why did the police let Amador go when they found out that Mari was going to live? So it’s okay to shoot somebody as long as they don’t actually die?
It was another sad episode with lots of crying. People true characters showed, for this is what I thought. Also what showed was who cares and about what.
I was Omar in a different light. I never had anything against him before and thought he would be good for Marichuy. But in this episode, I changed my mind. First, he didn't want Marichuy to have the operation. I thought this was stupid because she had to have the surgery to stop the bleeding. It could have been worst. She definitely would have died because the bleeding. Now Omar is the only one objecting to things and being critical of the doctors. He is worried about things that could be or not. He is definitely negative. I don't think he is going to stick around for long just by the way he sounds and acts.
I feel sorry and sad for Juan Miguel. He shows that he really cares and loves Marichuy. I think he was hoping that Marichuy would say something to him like that she loves him. I thought it was sweet that he kisses her before she goes into surgery.
I didn't care for anything that Estefania and Isabela had to say. I didn't want to hear anything they said. Isabela is praying which I thought was pathetic. Isabela doesn't see that what she and her niece did was evil and wrong to do because she is praying and hoping that Marichuy will die. I just want them put in jail.
We are in for more sad episodes until Marichuy wakes up and we find out if she is blind or not or affect in another way.
By the way, don't you just love the way it always rains on Stephie's parade?
I did like that Cande's future was nicely shored up.. If something happens to Mari.
Amador is such a creep! Coming on to AJ while he is supposed to be all in shock over Mari. Ewwww.
Did anyone else catch Cande's face when El Juez helped her up? Good stuff.
I hope Mari isn't uncontious too long.
Mauni in Wa
I have a question regarding Amador. He was involved in the original plot to kill Mari and the baby when Mari was at Omar’s. Is he any less culpable because the plot didn’t succeed? We know that Steffi and Isa have express seats for Hades but does Amador have (and warrant) reservations as well? So, is he redeemable or not?
Bad police work seems to be a recurring theme in these telenovas. I was wondering too Maggie as to why the police let Amador go. Shooting someone is still a crime as far as I know!
Genevieve, I was also upset to see Steffi and Isa actually praying for Mari to die. I’d ask if they could sink any lower but I have no feeling they will do so before this is over.
William Levy simply makes me swoon, especially whenever he’s with JM Jr. I can’t think of anyone (except EY) with such a brilliant, charismatic smile.
Thanks to JudyB who will be posting these for me (as I can no longer do so). Diana in MA
I ff'd through a lot of this episode, too much sobbing going on and operation stuff.
Diana, My recollection is that Amadour wanted the baby "disappeared" but not Mari, as he still wanted her to be his star discovery. He's a no-good, through and through. However, I think the inspector has him in his sights, and is just watiting for him to make false move. He was looking at him very suspiciously as he left the office. Hat or not, I don't think he's as bumbling as he appears, a la Columbo.
Omar, shut up and sit down!
JudyB: How quickly we forget about prior bad behavior by Amador. Or, is it just continuing bad behavior.
Moon: What William Levy forums?
Waterloolu - so glad you mentioned the detective and his hat. I think you are right perhaps he was auditioning for Amador's next production.
Diana - Hi. Glad to hear from you via Judy. In addition to what J.J. mentioned, Amador is also horrible in his tormenting of Beatrice. After she came to her senses and realized what a jerk he was, she moved on. Now he's threatening to take away her baby (Amadork seems to forget he denied being the child's father until Eduardo showed up) and trying to propose marriage. I loved the fact that Elsa's mom told him off!!
Then, that Dick Tracy detective! What a hoot.
Amador just sinks lower and lower, but don't telenovelas usually have at least one truly vile character who is amazingly redeemed in the end? It could be him.
I loved the stiff judge start to melt when he and Ceci were moving away from MC's bed with the baby. That baby would melt the iceberg that sank the Titanic so it warmed my heart to see that Judge V can start to have some warmer emotions.
Yeah, about Amador being released. Isn't it a crime to attempt murder in Mexico? AJ needs rehabilitation.
And the praying for MC to die just seals Esteffi and Icky Isa's doom. They need to be punished in the most severe way along with Amador. My guess about Isa's comment is that the two will rat each other out when they are questioned thereby assuring they will eventually be trapped.
I like the detective. I think he is going to be thorough and hopefully will be able to nab the evil twins.
Love the rapport between MC's two "moms." Their love for her just blossoms. William Levy is just fantabulous. Those lips, those eyes, those tears....Now, please go away Omar and take Blanca with you. Even the neurosurgeon was getting annoyed by him. Adios, Mr. Budinski..
I realized something about Ana Julia/ Ratajulia (I like that nickname, here's hoping I remember it next recap), she said she wouldn't commit a crime because criminals always get caught...not because to commit a crime is a bad thing. I think that really shows something about her character.
I noticed the inspector's fedora and even meant to mock it in my recap, but I forgot. Does he think he's part of a 1930s b&w film? That seems a more fitting place for a hat like that.
About the vocab, I had to include peligro because it was one of the first Spanish words I ever learned, back in my Sesame Street watching days. :-) That and agua.
I wonder if some guest director did this episode. It just didn't have the same feel as the show usually does.
Great comments and observations, my fellow commenters. Hahaha. I couldn't have said it all better myself.
Amador does not get a Redeemable Pass from me, and I doubt he could. That SOB feels it is perfectly all right to plaster his hands and body all over any woman if it so pleases him, and he does it regularly. Back in the beginning, he would have raped MC on the hood of one of Prat's cars AND in Vicente's loft if he hadn't been interrupted. He would have ripped her clothes off at a party if JM hadn't physically punched his punk ass out. And he's employed by TeleRisa. No telling how many actresses he has raped in the backstory of the plot.
While we've been distracted by all this director stuff, he hasn't changed at all. I'd have shot him a long time ago.
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