Monday, April 27, 2009
MEPS 4/27: "If I told you all my troubles, our life would be a hell." And what is it now, pray tell?
I bet he's sorry he didn't leave immediately -- Fr/Ed comes in shouting "OK, you quack, time to save a life." Obregon unintentionally spills the beans re the stabbing, but Fr/Ed says the Elizaldes can wait and drags him off to save Silvestre.
Margarita and Jacinto are ministering to Sil, who has a very bloody nose. He's losing a lot of blood and will die without attention. [To wrap this up: Fr/Ed drags the doc in... the doc is pretty skittish and incompetent, but he remembers his med school suturing... after first complaining: "but I never operated on a stabbed guy before!" ... and Fr/Ed gives blood, and Sil recovers. When he wakes up he reveals it was Jairo who shot him: "he's the one who took my daughter to entertain drunks in a bar; he thought she'd stolen something and that I was hiding it for her.")
Fern apologizes to Lily, who's gone back to quiet catatonic rocking: "I just wanted you home so much."
Gonz finds Barbara in the bedroom, she's theatrically taking pills and drinking. She gulps and shakes and says she's popping tranquilizers to calm herself down - and that this isn't the first time. "I didn't want you to worry about the situation with Lili."
He reassures her he cares more about her health than he does about Lili. Barbara: "If I told you all my troubles, our life would be a hell!" She collapses strategically on a sofa and does what my ex-husband's toddler used to do - cries while peeking through her fingers to see how it's going over.
Barb escalates: "If she hasn't gotten better in 15 years, she isn't gonna. We should send her to a really good clinic [with a REALLY powerful brain-frying machine] -- in Berlin!" She presses hard for this course of action.
Anibal and Pris argue in the bedroom. He refuses to sit at the dinner table with his mother's assassin (Lili, he thinks!). Pris is not really listening. She's wondering whether Vlad spilled the beans to Damian about providing stud service.
Her question is answered immediately: in the next scene Vlad's telling all to Damian. He says he doesn't want to be shut out, he'd like to claim paternity. Dam sez that's not going to happen. "But I need your help!" Vlad complains. Damian looks snake eyes at him - "Are you willing to do anything it takes???"
Santiago and Aurora are dressed in white, Dominga is plowed, the marriage is to take place in a few hours - "And then, blondie, you better pay up!" Aurora keeps asking if Santi is serious, or whether he's just doing it so Dominga will be forced to reveal Aurora's maternity. He proposes formally. He reassures her he is doing it because she makes him happy. She seems so unenthusiasic! I'm just hoping she isn't already married. Sigh.
While Fr/Ed is out saving Sil, Gardenia takes a call from Erica, who is just calling to say hi.
Barbara says goodbye to Lily and even kisses her, blegh. Lili is carted back to the clinic. Fer goes to visit her in the morning but Lili shouts, "You're all evil! Get out of here! EDUAAAARDOOOO!!!!!"
Anibal sits at the table with Gonz and kvetches some more about Barbara mixing in with the biz and taking a meeting with Fr/Ed. Gonz: "She has my full confidence and gets the credit for bringing us to international prominence so shut up."
Fern tells Damian after all that's happened she is so sad, and in fact she wants to leave the hacienda. She proposes that they get the hell out of Dodge, go on their honeymoon and then find their own place to live after that, so that their marriage isn't destroyed by her family. "I didn't marry just to get divorced," she says. He says he's on board with this plan: "I'm with you to the end of the world." Except that right at that moment Barbara calls and snarls that he must meet her at work in an hour: "Be punctual for the sake of your future." He makes up some lie to Fern and then goes.
Tomorrow: Santiago and Aurora at least make it to the altar. After that, who knows? Barbara continues crafting her vengeance. She makes Damian sign some overarching authorization forms as she strokes him.
Don't you just love how with a few hard shakes by Franco Santoro, Dr. O quickly remembers how to perform surgery -- and has everything he needs in that black medical bag to do. WOW!
Okay, any guy who uses himself for live transfusion...that kind of macho is hot! What a man.
I liked the doctor when he was calm and not putting on a show after the surgery. He's not all bad.
Loved Gardenia! Did she tell Fr/Ed everything about Jacinto or just about her throwing water on Jerkface? I couldn't tell.
Poor Lili. I hope she comes around enough to tell Fr/Ed what happened. Who can resist his bedside manner?
If we never had to see Anibal again I sure wouldn't complain. He is such a non-person.
The look on Fr/Ed's face was really funny when Gardenia told him she threw water on Cadmilho! He really thought it was funny--hey, but so did we!
Stockholm, Berlin... Going to ship Lili off far, far away. Did Martina hear when they suggested sending Lili elsewhere? Is the good Dr O. going to fill Fr/Ed in on it?
Looks like Pris is finally starting to worry more about Vlad.
Damian will have to decide, wait for 3 days to do some of Barb's bidding or now, perhaps run off on a honeymoon with Nanda? Ok, ok.. We know there won't be any honeymoon. :-)
Another fantastic scen with my Gardenia and Eddy- his smile when she tells him of the bucket, he really enjoys her, and she is so proud to have done something that pleases him. And another so-to-classic Gardeniaism- "planchar oreja" for sleeping. I wouldn't have caught it w/o CC's, she talks so fast. I'll forgive her that. I think that maybe, at the end, when he is lord of the manor, she will be his real assistant.
Damian is really becoming caught in something that is not what he signied on to. I tell you that he is having feelings for Fernanda, he does have a heart. He even cares about Lili. He is truly torn. I'm really wondering how he is going to help Vlad.
So off to Berlin with Lili. Why not Vienna to visit Siggy Freud? Gonzo wouldn't know the difference. My ideal plot suggests that Dr. O has been lifted by saving Silvestre, turns against Babs by helping Eddy abscond with Lili to las Animas.
Looking forward to tonight...
Gardenia is full of modismos. She said something about "de pata de perro" when she was telling Fr/Ed about Camilo. The only thing I can find is "ser pata de perro" (Mex)
which means = to have itchy feet, which doesn't make much sense to me in the context of her dissertation.
Damian has me puzzled. He doesn't like being under Barbies thumb, so must be strictly $, oh & hot sex, so I don't think he will have a problem with double crossing her, or the other way around. He is kind to Vlad & I think has some feeling for Fernanda, he is really keeping us guessing. Seems like everyone else has shown their true colors.
When Santiago left for the hotel, Aurora said to herself "how long can this farce continue" hmmmm, what does that mean? Santiago is sweet, but he would get on my last nerve.
Connie- Remember- Babs is Aurora's mommie. Gardenia is tough to understand at times, both because of her rapid speech, the sometimes difficult cadence, and also, what she says is kinda off the wall, and full of slang and dichos. I really need the CC's, but that detracts from watching her. That's what youtube is for...
I had never heard Estocolmo before. One of my classmates is from Sweden=Suecia, I thought she was from Switzerland=Suiza, so now hopefully I have that straight in my mind.
The good doc also earned some redemption points from me. The bottom line is that the surgery was a success. Who cares that the patient wasn't anesthetized? Or being monitored during the procedure. If he had a cardiac arrest, I'm sure the doc had EKG paddles in his black bag. So what if that the blood was never typed and cross matched? Niether patient or donor had anaphylactic shock. So, as long as the doc stays out of trouble he has my support:)
I'm bored with Aurora. She is just blah. Santiago is sweet and funny and that girl is like a wet blanket. Blech. He needs himself some Gardenia! I hope she ends up being a very important part of Team Fr/Ed.
There are also not enough galans to go around in this novela for all the hot chicas: Fr/Ed and Nanda; Santiago and Aurora; Martina and Hot Doc; Margarita and Jacinto. But who do we have for Erica, Pris, Gardenia, and an eventually healthy Lili? Even a redeemed Damian isn't enough man to go around for all those ladies!
-Vivi in DC
Martina and Gardenia could be like the new Elector Woman and Dyna Girl!
Vlad is another one who has to go. I didn't find him appealing to begin with, but now he is just to blechy for words!
I would like to point out that Damian told Vlad that he was crazy for thinking he could be a part of the baby's life and acknowledge it because Pris was a married woman. In the civil law (from Spain and France and Louisiana), the husband of the mother is the father of the child.
It would be nice if Damian could a 360 degree turn and become something else, but I think he's in too deep. We just don't know the reason why.
I also thought Ed said to Dr. O that he questioned whether or not he was a real psychiatrist since he did so well at saving Silvestre.
Even though things are moving at a rapid pace and there are so many interesting characters and side stories, I can only focus on Lili. I had hoped someone may have taken her accusations of the Barbinator seriously, but no one did (except perhaps Damian). She looks utterly defeated now. Blech.
Diana in MA
Based on my long-ago experience in taking kids for emergency stitches, the good dr. was a little slow with his suturing. Oh well, his technique was rusty and he did the best he could.
Carlos, I loved your suggestion of the flask coming into play.
Amidst all the dark drama, it was nice for Gardenia to confess the water-flinging and get a good laugh out of El Jefe Santorito.
Fernanda was quite touching in her sadness, wanting to put the hacienda and the messed-up family behind her. Yes, Melinama, Damian is super smooth. He seemed so sincere with Fer, but we'll see.
Didn't Santiago tell Dominga she had to take a bath so she could be madrina at the wedding?? At least they'll accomplish that good deed.
Despite the fact that many of us are apparently rooting for Damian, I think he's much more evil than he appears. He asked Vlad if Vlad would do ANYTHING to be with Prissy. Vlad's not the really bad guy here, Damian is. I fully expect him to use Vlad to have someone killed, or do something at the plant, or even to mess up Barbara's plans, which would actually be good!
I thought I caught a note from Franco about Obi having been a medical doctor of skill in his past.
I kind of like the doc now. Wonder if maybe he is having a shift in allegence since Fr/Ed was willing to roll up his sleeve to help? Babs would have said let the old guy die.
I thought the operation was a LOL success!
I have reached the FF with Martina's Pop. He comes back from the door of death, and he says the same old my child has shamed me story.
I'm sorry, but when Ed announced, "I'm a universal donor, take my blood," all I could think of was, "There's no need to fear, Underdog is here!" It just struck me as too hokey.
Whoever suggested that Dr O divert Lili from Berlin to Las Animas, I LOVE that solution! Que rico!
ITA with Diana regarding Lil. I too was upset no one regarded her and her family is so stupid and snowed by Babs it really was probably hopeless for me to think otherwise. At least we'll get a great pay off when we see the family reaction when Barbie is revealed. I just wonder who Babs might have killed between now and the end.
I didn’t get to see Friday’s episode. Do we viewers know exactly what triggered Lili’s behavior? Has she truly gone off the deep end? Did all those years of drugs at Miraflores make her loca? (…sighs…) Too bad she didn’t off good old Babs right then and there. Oh. Right. Telenovela would then be over in 2 weeks. My bad.
Jairo has really got his nerve! He buys an ice cream bar for Lili and thinks he now owns her. Somebody give that man a few dollars to reimburse him for the ice cream and be done with it. Gaaaaah!
I’ll bet Barbara’s “tranquilizers” are aspirin or vitamin C. ha! No way is she going to muckle up her mind.
For those of us who watched all the DIY surgeries in FELS-land, usually done by the villana herself (Gabi), this one looked pretty good to me.
When they showed the close up on the soup last night, it looked like it was maybe a piece of orzo or barley floating in it, which would look like a pill and be another reason for Lili to freak.
And did they tear up some sheets to tie the poor girl up?
Damian is one of the most interesting to watch right now because it is really hard to tell, is he bad and a putting on a show? Is he really conflicted about the whole thing? And could he please just slap some sense into Vlad? Who wants all that crying around, ugh!
I did think it was funny that Damian couldn't drink his drink because of the way the ice landed so he sat there spinning them around.
I hope that tonight we finally see the power (milk) lunch. I wonder what they will order, who will pay for it.
I really want Cadmil-ho to come snooping around again. After Franco gave my Gardenia his permission to run him off, she'll really pull out the stops, and give him the what-for. THAT will be fun.
The wedding, the wedding. Too bad Rory can't see that Santi is sincere. She might just leave him at the alter yet, just bbecause she is so honest and straightlaced. Marriage for any reason other than for itself would be inconcionable to her, and the 180* contrast with her mama must be maintained, right? They already know mama's name, why do they need to get married now? They could pal aorund, and get to know each other, which is what she wants, she's not ipumlsive like Santi is.
lots to happen tonight, I hope...
Like Hombre de Misterio, I think it's Damian who will be making Vlad an offer he can't refuse, and not the other way around. I don't know what Damian is plotting there, but you can see his wheels spinning. And Vlad will go along with anything just to get Damian's "help".
Didn't Ed kind of threaten Dr. O. that he knows he's not a psychiatrist and should not be running a clinic. Who does own him? My money is on Ed, not Barbi.
ugh. Tying up Lili hand and foot like an animal. When Barbara kissed her while fixing her with that taunting stare. Chilling.
Did Gepetto remember to mention Lucio as an accomplice or just Jairo as responsible for his wounds? Because we all would enjoy the major smackdown Martina would bestow on Lucio. Or if she's not available, Jacinto and Marge could fill in since their house was vandalized by Lucio as well. Hope Gepetto mentions that Lucio was there.
Love the bottomless black bags and chests in the TNs, GinCA
Damian finds damning evidence on Fr/Ed. Barb gets Ed in her clutches, with full opportunity to finish him off somehow. How could he ever escape this time? Damian witnesses all this, considers how he feels about Nanda and how he feels about Barb, and at the last instant he throws Barb off Ed's scent and steps out of the dark side. Of course, if this happens in the final two weeks of the show, it will bring his own destruction but he will die happy because he rescued Fernanda's true love and he foiled evil, thus redeeming himself in his death.
But if it happens earlier in the series, then he will become a secret ally of Ed, and double agent, but never completely trusted, neither by Ed nor by the audience.
But his face was like "dang, and I really needed this drink!"
MEPS in AZ
I do love the characterizations of so many of the actors in this play.
So, her white knuckle-grip on Lili's wrist was for real and also an act at the same time. She didn't want to get her throat cut but she couldn't afford to respond aggressively either.
And the crying was just her usual flair for drama. I was actually laughing later when she was taking the pills and telling Gonzo that it was all his fault for not listening to her. :-)
I bet he has the perfect bone marrow too, if anyone needs it.
But usually when someone needs blood, they use their type, using the universal type is mostly a last resort.