Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Sortilegio, Tuesday, December 29--Ep #57: Sex and gossip…wait, didn't we do that yesterday?
Ulises gets a call from Mateo, who's back in town. They're going to meet at Ulises' place in 20.
Felipa brings Vicky tea. Vicky is worried about Raquel, wanting to abort and then saying she'll give the baby to Roberto. She thinks Raquel's life is crap and all her decisions are leading her farther down the path to Crappsville. And also, Fernando hasn't called, wah! What are you, twelve? Felipa tries to talk her into being the one to call first, but Fernando calls right then. He wants to get together, but not at her house. He suggests going to the archeological site and having some dinner out there. She hesitates, but gives in to his begging in the end. He tells her some of the construction has already started.
Ulises has a suitcase packed. Mateo comes over. Ulises fires him, and hands over his severance pay. He reminds him not to talk. Mateo tries to weasel his way into staying in Ulises' apartment, since Ulises is going to go fetch Sandra. Not gonna happen. Ulises shows him out, then rolls his suitcase on outta there.
Mateo skulks by the gate and watches Uli get into a taxi.
Vicky explains to Alex that she hadn't told him about Raquel's crazy mood swings and wanting to maybe abort the baby because she figured he had enough problems already. Alex says he always thought that Roberto was the one who didn't want kids, so he's confused because now Roberto is talking about trading the baby for a divorce. Vicky tells him that Raquel isn't sure if the baby is Roberto's or Ulises'. Alex looks disgusted. He asks what they can do, but Vicky doesn't know. She's upset that Raquel has been drinking since she found out she was pregnant. She never imagined so much bad stuff would happen to the family, and worse stuff than seems to happen in other families. "What have I done!" She says children are doomed to repeat their parents' mistakes and this is God's way of punishing her. Alex says that's crap--how would that theory explain all the things that have happened to him? Vicky supposes that Raquel and Bruno are so messed up because she's just a bad person, but Alex turned out ok because his mom was better than her. Alex won't hear that either--she bore him, but Vicky raised him and that makes her his mom. Vicky thinks maybe it was genes. "Yeah, well, look at Cain and Abel." Vicky laughs. Alex says if people blame all their problems on their parents, then we'd just end up having to blame it all on Adam and Eve. Well, some people do.
Felipa has been buying baby things, mostly in blue, but with a little yellow thrown in. MaryJo is pleased and thinks the baby will look cute in the "mamelucos" (rompers, overalls). Alex comes in, smiling, and Felipa leaves to avoid being "mal tercio" (a "bad third", a third wheel). Alex sends her to go comfort Vicky while he gossips with MaryJo about Raquel's pregnancy woes. Here's what I don't get--why does Raquel know the sex of the baby, but she's not hiding a basketball under her clothes, while MaryJo is teetering around like an olive speared on a toothpick but I haven't heard discussion about the sex of their baby? Anyway, Alex has had it with all the liberalism going on between Raquel, Roberto, and Ulises and doesn't think it's appropriate to be procreating willy-nilly. He's going to go have The Talk with Ulises and see if he'll man up and support his offspring or if he's already moved on to his next shag. He kisses MaryJo goodbye and leaves to get it over with right away.
He goes to Raquel to have her call and set up a meeting, but Uli isn't answering his phone. Alex asks for the address. Raquel makes a big deal out of not wanting Ulises to marry her by force, but I think that's her way of saying she wants him any way she can get him. Still not noting a belly under that flowy shirt, but it sure does make her ass look bigger. Maybe she's carrying in the back?
Mateo has broken in to Uli's apartment and refuses to open the door for Alex. Alex keeps banging on the door until Mateo lets him in. Mateo says Uli lent him the apartment, but he doesn't know when Uli will be back and he doesn't have his cell number. Alex snatches Mat's cell phone and gets violent when Mat objects. Alex gets hold of Ulises and tells him to come home so they can talk about Raquel's baby. Ulises refuses, saying he doesn't even know if the kid is his, and besides, he's got a "novia" (no way to tell from this context, probably he means "fiancée" and not "girlfriend" cause fiancée would imply "too bad, so sad, I already have a commitment to someone else") so thanks, but no thanks. Alex threatens to hunt him down and drag him back, but Ulises just hangs up on him. Alex tries to get the fiancée's name out of Mateo, but he doubts his word when he can't find a "Sandra" in Mat's cell phone. He does, however, find a picture of Sandra and asks why Mateo has a picture of his wife. Dude, don't be daft, you know damn well your wife doesn't have a crappy dye job and an assortment of piercings. Mateo tells him that the picture is of Sandra and Alex puts on his "thinking" face as we go to commercials. Come on, Alex, you've been a smart guy so far, don't let us down now!
In the taxi, Ulises makes a call to the number Elena gave him and gets hold of Sandra. Of course she remembers him, but when he asks if he should come get her she just starts laughing and leans over through some thick bamboo stakes in a pot and over the back of a chair, where some other bad-dye-job-having girl laughs with her.
Alex takes the cell phone over to Fernando. Fernando thinks the girl certainly looks like MJ, but has a whole different "look." Alex knows it can't actually be her, what with Mateo telling him the story of tracking her down in Culiacán, but damn if it doesn't look exactly like her. He thinks he may be getting paranoid, but he wonders if this is somehow Bruno's next trick to get to him. Awww, Bruno, you don't even have to do bad stuff anymore and people just assume it was you. Your legend is growing!
Sandra and Ulises are rolling around in bed. She says she has "la hostia" with him (a bloody good time). He calls her "flaquita" (little skinny girl). She complains that he left her, but he says he did it to teach her a lesson--she was so caught up in drugs and alcohol that she didn't notice how aggressive she was being with him. She says she's tried to quit, but the drugs are just stronger than she is. Ulises says he never understood how a girl like her, who had everything, would end up hooked on drugs. Sandra blames it on never having her mother's love. Mommy was always more worried about her husbands, starting with Sandra's "dad" Cristobal Betancourt (ok, so she doesn't remember Papi Pedro). She sent Sandra to Madrid to get her out of the way. Mommy only wants her to keep her grandpa from cutting off her inheritance. Uli needles her about wanting the money too, but Sandra thinks the old guy will leave it to her just because he doesn't have anyone else to leave it to. Ulises reminds Sandra that the old guy's kind of nuts, and she's going to have to put in some work to make sure she ends up with the money. Sandra thinks there's no point, cause if grandpa gets a good look at her, he'll realize she's an addict. And besides she doesn't want to go home because she can't stand her mother and she's scared of the current husband. Ulises says that he'll help her get clean and then they'll go to her house together. Sandra thinks this must prove his lover for her and they get back to nookie.
Fernando is of the opinion that the picture has been photoshopped, like the one of Alex and MaryJo that Bruno left at Pedro's place. Alex scratches that idea, because it wouldn't make sense for Bruno to have (a) sent Mateo to go find that woman or (b) for Mateo to have found her. Fernando suggests that question Mateo further and they two take off.
Mateo appears to have taken off. Alex bangs on the door, but gets no answer. Fernando wants him to chill and not cause a scene, but Alex is furious that this guy had a picture of his wife on his cell phone. Fernando suggests photoshopping again, but Alex reminds him the woman actually exists. Fernando suggests they're two different women, but now Alex says they're too much alike. Fernando suggests that maybe Alex needs to find out more about Pedro's family. Alex puts his "thinking" face on again.
Bruno knocks on the door to MaryJo's room. Just as I'm screaming at her not to be stupid and open the door, she locks it. Good girl! Through the door Bruno threatens her with having Pedro thrown in jail if she doesn't vote for him and she refuses. Ezequiel comes up with a tray and asks Bruno if he needs something. Bruno calls him a "viejo entrometido" (meddling old man) and flips the tray out of his hands (a sign of true evil if there ever was one) before stomping off.
As he's coming down the stairs Alex confronts him about being in the house, but Bruno just returns the question--after all, he and MJ are supposed to be divorced now. Whatever, dude, since when does that matter, especially with a kid in the mix. The sex I'd have a harder time rationalizing away, but hey, being divorced doesn't always mean hating each other. Didn't Liz Taylor get divorced from one of her many husbands and then marry the guy again? If it's good enough for La Liz…. Anyway, Alex asks who Sandra is, but Bruno doesn't know. Alex says that Ulises does. So what, says Bruno, Ulises is Roberto's friend, not his, and what does he care.
Upstairs, Alex sees Ezequiel and the overturned tray. Ezequiel lies to him and says that (a) he just dropped it and (b) Bruno was probably there to see Vicky. Alex helps him pick stuff up, helps Ezequiel get up, and declines an offer of dinner.
Sandra wakes up from her post-coital nap, downs a glass of something that was on the bedside table, and starts getting dressed while Ulises keeps on dreaming of large numbers of pesos.
And now, for your edification, Alex and MaryJo discuss topics of supreme importance:
MaryJo: Do you want dinner?
Alex: No, I'd rather just go to sleep.
MJ: Should I help you get undressed? (Te ayudo a desvestirte?)
A: I'd love for you to (Me encanto que lo hagas)
MJ: I like it even more (A mi me gusta todavía mas)
A: Hey, don't do that, it's dangerous! (No hagas eso que es peligroso)
MJ: They're just little caresses (Son solamente pequeños cariñitos)
A: Not that little (Ni tan pequeños)
Now go forth and use this new vocab to your heart's content. Or the contentment of any other body part you deem appropriate. Who says TV's not educational?
Sandra, now dressed, is getting desperate. There's not even a freakin' cigarette left unsmoked in the hotel room. And she checks the butts left in the ashtray for viable candidates, so you know she's a pro. She finds Ulises' pants, containing his remaining cash and his wallet. She hesitates, but ends up taking his cash and leaving his wallet (or that's the consensus at Casa 5ft). She gulps down whatever alcohol was in his glass on his bedside table and takes off. Mr. 5ft and I also agree that we can't stand Sandra's techno theme.
Post-something, Alex and MJ sleep. Alex wakes her up to ask her if she ever had a twin sister. MJ doesn't think so. Alex tells her to ignore him and go back to sleep. Mkay. And I wouldn't assume they did anything too aerobic since he's still wearing his pants. Then again, maybe I'm just old fashioned that way.
Felipa insisted on making Fernando and Vicky a basket of food to take with them on their day trip. Felipa and Fernando kind of argue about it, but really there's no point arguing with Felipa. Ezequiel says she's as good a cook as she is stubborn. Ezequiel and Felipa see them off. Ezequiel asks Felipa if maybe Fernando likes Vicky, you know, like, likes her. Felipa tells him that lots of men like Vicky, but Ezequiel needs to butt out. Ezequiel helps Felipa up the stairs while she gripes about it.
Ulises finally wakes up. He keeps calling for Sandra, but doesn't find her. He finds his pants and exclaims "no cambia" (she doesn't change). Sandra is actually in a restaurant eating something, which surprises me, and drinking a beer, which doesn't. She ignores the call from Ulises to her cell phone.
Maura calls Alex to tell him about something she heard from his secretary. They're going to meet at the office, but he declines her offer of dinner. Alex and MaryJo have a fight about Maura being the one who called to tell him the board meeting is the following day. Alex doesn't like MaryJo acting so jealous. She tells him to tell Maura not to call him and that will put an end to her jealousy.
Alex goes downstairs and asks Ezequiel where his mother is. Ezequiel says she's out with Fernando. Alex looks pleased. So does Ezequiel for that matter.
Alex heads outside and sees Roberto, who is talking to some guy named Daniel. Alex greets him and then asks to speak with Roberto. He shows him the picture on the cell phone, but Roberto thinks it's MaryJo. Raquel comes sauntering up and grabs the cell phone and asks "What's your wife doing in this picture dressed up like a prostitute?" Alex tells her that it's not his wife, it's Sandra, Ulises' fiancée. Raquel reacts as if the name "Sandra" never came up and says MaryJo is the one who took Ulises away from her and how can Alex stand his wife going after other men. Roberto gives the phone back to Alex and walks Raquel away. He tells her to be reasonable, MaryJo's on the verge of giving birth, she's not going to dress up like a ho just to snare another man. Raquel insists that it must be her. Roberto walks her off again, but Alex wants to know what Roberto knows. Roberto says they'll talk later, at the office, as Raquel screams to Alex to tell his wife that she's going to rip her eyes out and kill her. Okay, in that outfit, Raquel did look pregnant, but for real pregnant, not abnormally skinny and smuggling a bowling ball.
Vicky and Fernando tour the town on a "truck" (that's what the guy called it--it's a little six person cart on a track pulled by a horse) and look at "cenotes" (underground pools)--not that we get to see them. They look at the shacks where the people will be selling stuff to tourists. The go into what's going to be the museum. They look at the playground for the kids. Apparently this is all new stuff. Fernando shows off his arm muscles on a piece of playground equipment (and Vicky shows off her lack of muscles on same).
At the shop, the gang have drinks and Alex comes to visit. "Licuado" (a shake or a fruit drink) is what Gabriel says they're drinking. Since Alex wants to talk to Pedro, Pedro says they'll go get some "horchata" nearby (a rice milk with cinnamon and vanilla--you can find powdered mix in the grocery store sometimes, but it probably tastes like powdered mix from the grocery store). Alex gives in. They make small talk about the girls. Alex starts the interrogation: "Does MaryJo have a twin sister." Pedro denies it. Alex says that recently someone has seen a girl who looks just like her, named Sandra. Oh, yeah, Pedro heard that from Roberto. They get to the horchata place, but Pedro orders them both "agua de jamaica" (a hibiscus infusion or tea). Alex shows Pedro the picture, but Pedro keeps denying. I can't believe he looked at a picture of his daughter who he hasn't seen in almost 30 years and his sense of self-preservation won out. Alex gives him the "you can trust me" speech, but Pedro keeps saying it's just one of those weird things that happens sometimes.
Alex walks Pedro back to the shop and leaves. Pedro tells Chucho that he lied to Alex because he doesn't want to have to tell the girls that he lied to them all this time. Chucho tells him it's all going to end up coming back on him when Alex figures it out himself.
Ulises is still trying to get hold of Sandra. Some drugged out guy at a party answers the phone. Sandra's asleep on the floor, so she doesn't respond when druggie guy asks for Sandra. Ulises asks him why he has the phone, but the guy just laughs and says it was "tirado" (thrown away, thrown on the floor) and he picked it up.
So now we get some cenote action. Vicky and Fernando walk down some stairs to look. Vicky says that if the Trevi Fountain can grant wishes, then this cenote must grant them too. She throws in a rock. The guy in charge of the excavation comes down to meet with Vicky, Fernando and Puch (the community leader). The excavation guy, Lazcano, found a new basement that looks like a ritual site. It looks like a Puuc site, which is one of the five architectural styles of the Maya. He offers to show them. I looked for a good explanation, but it's kind of scattered across pages. Go forth and Google "Maya architectural styles".
Roberto fills Alex in on the backstory, as told to him by Ulises. MJ's mom ran off with a rich guy and took Sandra with her. Now Sandra stands to inherit from her supposed grandfather, which has Ulises salivating. Meanwhile, MJ's mom got remarried to a new guy. Roberto doesn't see a problem with Pedro lying to Alex, since he lied to his girls for so long. He's not likely to spill his guts to Alex instead of them. Alex asks for the mom's name. Roberto has pieced together that it's Elena Kruger and she lives somewhere around Toluca. He asks why Alex is even getting into this. Alex thinks it's a new trick of Bruno's, but Roberto assures him that Bruno has nothing to do with this.
Fernando and Vicky enjoy their picnic. Fernando thinks it was foolish of him to have told Felipa that the restaurants in the area have good food, now that he's tasted her food. Fernando says he's wanted to be her "novio" (boyfriend, as he hasn't proposed marriage) for so long. Vicky spits out her wine and laughs, saying it's been so long that she never thought she'd have another boyfriend. She's so comfortable she's got her skirt hiked up and is showing some knee. Careful, there, Vicky, people might think you're enjoying yourself! Vicky says, speaking of boyfriends, she heard that Bruno is Katia's. Fernando says he's just using her to get information. Vicky's not worried--she thinks Katia's a smart girl. Obviously she means a different Katia from the one Fernando's talking about. Fernando doesn't want to talk about it and ruin their day. He'd rather talk about "them". Vicky thinks they've said it all, but Fernando doesn't think they've come to a conclusion. They smooch. Fernando says they shouldn't deny themselves the opportunity to be happy. He invites her to a really nice hotel. She laughs it off. He says he loves her and they kiss again.
They go to the "hotel" which looks more like a lodge or a cabin. The have champagne. Vicky laughs that he's not going change his mind or get scared and says he'd better turn the lights out. Come on, she's not that old. And insecurity is unattractive at any age. But I appreciate her sense of humor about the whole thing. I mean, she hasn't had sex since her husband died, so I guess it's better she be nervous and joking than nervous and avoiding doing it altogether. Fernando leads her upstairs and she keeps giggling and drinking her champagne. Fernando says he's been waiting for this for a long time. Words, words, words. I don't think the actor is really pulling this off. Nor is whatsherface. Come on, he's a young stud, get into it! There's awkward looking kissing and undressing, hands, a clavicle, clothes all over the floor, really bad fake kissing, hands that could use a polish refresher. And then we're postcoital. They grin at each other and then duck under the covers and come out at the foot of the bed. While they're laughing and rolling around their smiles look authentic, even if the loveplay didn't. And that was one tacky comforter--pleather, fuzzy animal print, and fringe? No thank you.
Tomorrow: Raquel drinks some more, gets into a fistfight with MaryJo, and stabs somebody. Damn! How do you say "bitch crazy" in Spanish?
Alex was HOT as heck when he was reacting to the Useless crap. Love seeing this guy angry.
Roberto is doing a good job of reforming. He was honest before with Vicky and now with Alex. Bravo.
ROFL!!!! Hahaha good question! ¿Alguien tiene la respuesta?
While that maybe true since her childhood and young adult years, that no excuse for her bad behavior.
Did anyone else notice when Alex ask her about Useless and he was going to leave how reluctantly he came back and gave her brotherly kiss only because it was written in the script.
Even though Roberto stay with her because of the money he needs to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Then in Wednesday episode she attacks a very pregnant MJ and stabs some one also lock her up.
I wonder if you can have some committed against their will in Mexico.
Pedro have him locked up also for just getting on my last good nerve.
Pedro needs to learn how to tell the truth. Annoying guy.
I was verrrry uncomfortable watching the Fernando/Vicky love scene and couldn't decide why. However I agree, the peeking out under the bedcovers at the end of the scene was cute and both actors looked comfortable and genuinely amused.
Perhaps the discomfort was intended. After all, the first time people make love, they usually are self-conscious and unsure...what to do, what the other person wants, how fast or slow to proceed. We're used to smooth, beautifully choereographed love scenes but that's seldom how it happens in real life.
I remember having "the talk" with a friend who fell in love at the ripe old age of 70 and giving her some advice. Insecurity may be unattractive...but it's very natural after a long layoff, so to speak.
I don't want you guys to think I've forgotten you; on the contrary, I think about you every day and I miss you. I still have no cable, no time and not much fun, but I'm hoping the new year will bring new (better) luck and maybe eventually even some time to recap again.
Best wishes to all for a safe and happy holiday, and a wonderful 2010!
I agree with you and your hubby about Sandra's theme. As soon as I hear it, I cringe. But maybe that's the intent since she's a bit cringe-worthy of a character right now. They need to get that girl cleaned up fast. As for Pedro not fessing up to Alex, I sort of see Roberto's reasoning, but I have to agree with Chucho that this is going to come back to get him. You would think daddy dearest would have learned by now not to hide things from Alex, our resident Sherlock Holmes. He's relentless when he wants to find out something. All he had to do is tell Alex and ask him not to tell the girls until he does. How does he NOT think they aren't going to find out at this point. Pedro,Pedro.
Fer and Vic - just not seeing it. The way he grabbed her and was playing with her, hey he was trying. But I honestly don't think this is the actress "playing" nervous, I just think it's a combo of lack of chemistry between the actors and her just being a bit too stiff in the love-making scenes. End was cute, but the rest just dull. Poor Gabriel, his hotness just not appreciated.
As for Raquel. OMG. She is just truly unhinged. She now thinks MJ is after Useless? what's even funnier is she thinks it worked and that's why he left her? A woman bursting to give birth, wow Raquel! The alcohol is not only hurting your child, it's destroyed whatever viable brain cells you had left. Those previews were scary. If she knocks down MJ, will that bring on MJ's labor? And who in the blazes is she attacking? Since it looked like the house, I have a really bad feeling that it's Roberto or Maura. She wouldn't lose it against Bruno and servants she wouldn't bother with (including Felipe). With Useless out of town,
that doesn't leave too many possible victims. Again, writers, desert island. Throw in a doctor for good measure and we'll check in on the last episode. Oh, and take Katia with you. A little down time for totally unnecessary characters.
Thanks again 5Ft. for your great recap and a Happy New Year to you too.
Have a wonderful holiday.
El bobo del pueblo de Pedro tells yet another lie (yawn),,, as if he won't get found out in the long run.
I hope Roberto does well in his attempt at honest work. We need someone from Team Mexi-Trash that is redeemable and has a conscience.
Bruno needs to die. Under a bus, train, or 18-wheeler, makes no diff to me. Maybe Cuco will take him out.
So Vicky & Fer-Nonoooooo finally did the horizontal tango. And her wig didn't even get knocked off. What a shame.
They found out the sex of Raquel's baby after she got into that car crash and the doctor performed all those tests. I'm assuming that in all those months Alex was away MJ was seeing the doc regularly and eventually found out the sex of her baby.
I also appreciated your vocab lesson during the love scene with Alex and MJ. I've heard that pregnant women can get quite randy, even into the last months/weeks, and obviously this is the case with MJ. She's even surprising Alex! Anyway, don't docs recommend couples get intimate to induce labor sometimes?...;)
I loved that Sandra robbed Useless and left him high and dry. How arrogant was he, thinking that he could just drop back into her life, change her, AND eventually get his hands on her money. Not so fast buddy! That girl really is a mess, but at least she's honest about it (unike Raquel). I was surprised Pedro had so little reaction seeing the picture of Sandra looking so...interesting (for lack of better word to describe her look). That's the best poker face I've seen him put on.
I really did not like the way Alex said MJ was getting jealous over something stupid. Hello! The King of Jealousy (aka Alex) would have gotten even more ticked if his woman's (as he immediately said when he saw the pic of Sandra) ex called her at home to tell her something that her secretary should have rightfully been informing her of- and he also conveniently forgot to add that Maura also aked him out to dinner. Alex, Alex, Alex...
-Vivi in DC
Instead of going up to "my" TV for Sorti last night, I watched in the den as my husband was reading. He suddenly said, "why is that guy kissing his mother like that!" He had noticed Fernando and Vicky walking in the Mayan village, assumed they were mom and son and later saw them beginning their romantic interlude in the hotel. Interestingly, we began to discuss the Fer/Vic romance and both came to the same conclusion, Daniela is wrong for that part. My husband pointed how MANY older BEAUTIFUL actresses their are, who have played this very role, Diane Lane for example. Most of the Charlie's Angels group aged beautifully and would have been appropriate in the part of Vicky. For me, the scene just didn't work and it really didn't work for a casual observer, my hub. The red underwear on the floor was just icky. Vicky, sitting with her legs crossed with a dress on, oh my, I'll have to remember never, never to do that. Also, in a romantic scene with an older actress, DIM THE LIGHTS! Daniela is doing an OUTSTANDING job as a regretful mom, I really feel her pain, but just physically isn't right for the romantic scenes. I know others here have been saying this all along, it was painfully clear last night. Again, sorry to be so negative,but REALLY, we need something to keep us going to the end here.
Pedro, you are a compulsive fibber...you always fib. Alex had his "thinking face" on (thanks Kat), he is going to figure you out then you will have some "splaining" to do. Watch, Pedro has been a problem all along, and the novela gods won't punish him in the end. He'll be as happy as a little clam smiling in EL FIN.
Thanks Mrs. 5 ft....outstanding as usual.
Love, love, love any and all tender, sexy MJ-Alex moments.Enjoyed the related spanish vocab lesson Kat. Unfortunately, won't be using it in the near future!!
Agree with those who found the Fernando-Vicky scene somewhat uncomfortable. These 2 are the total opposite of Alex-MJ on the chemistry meter. COuld have ben a great storyline but there is zilch connection between the 2 actors.
Doris, ITA re. "El bobo del pueblo de Pedro". He irritates me to no end. Is it wrong to wish a character dead just for being so stupid???
To all Caray x2 -- A very happy New Year in advance!!!
-Vivi in DC
Again my husband...we have noticed one thing about movies, seldom is anyone able to get the look of trailor trash or drug addicts down. I think JB is doing a good job, but having makeup, even messy makeup misses the mark. I kinda know this because I have worked in a methadone clinic. An unhealthy life stye is reflected on your skin and I guess it is just impossible to make young healthy skin look bad enough. I have no complaints about this program, they are doing a credible job in portraying addicts, it just must be an impossible task.
-Vivi in DC
Vicki and Ferdumbo lovemaking EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. I had to trun the channel that's how gross out i was.
I think someone like Patricia Navidad would have been better to play the role of Vicki and she's much younger and maybe she could have seen herself falling for Ferdumbo better than Romo has.
Romo trying to be romantic with Gabriel Soto is just makes me cringe.
Doris Bruno does need to run over by that 18 wheeler like you recommended. Can we add Katia and Raqhell too.
I love Cuco but let's have MJ hire a couple of pit bulls for the peeing and biting of Bruno instead.
I also found the love scene with Vic and Fer just plain wrong maybe the directors wants them to seem odd with each other b/c by my calculations its been years seen Vic has been with anyone (she might as well be a reborn virgin) and I'm not sure if Fer wasnt a virgen until anoche. So, maybe their characters will loosen up now that the deed is done and show a lot more passion.
It seems that all of the Lombardo kids have rage issues Alex looked like he could have killed Useless and he doesnt know all of the details b/t Raquel+Roberto+useless.
What is with Bruno hes not the man of the house he only owns a small portion which may be equal to the driveway but walking around and barking at everyone like its all he's.
Raquel is just crazy she does need to be put away. And if she's going to have the baby would drinking be considered child endangerment. Roberto needs to throw out all the alcohol in the house and prevent her from leaving the grounds. Well, Alex could.
Whats wrong with Maura's sis? Is she pregnant (if so, by who) or sick (maybe cancer)
If Raquel stabs MJ, could MJ need a transfusion, and only Sandra will have the right blood type? Don't know how that would happen, but we've already had one blood type telenovela moment, why not two?
Okay, I'm in the minority, but I was grinning from ear to ear when Vicki and Fernando did it. And not just the playful stuff at the end. I'm just happy for them, and thought they had plenty of chemistry.
You are truly a wonderful writer. Watching Sorti after I read your recap can be a real let down. I find myself populating your written scenes with my own versions of the characters, just as I do when reading a great book. Thank you.
Well, in my movie of Sorti, Pedro could not be more perfectly cast.He is a pathetic self-serving coward who always manages to get himself to appear the victim to his children.If I did not already dislike Papi Petey before last night's episode, his reaction to the Sandra pic would have sent me over the edge.On our Caray comments regarding Pedro we always seem to end by saying, "Oh, well. He really loves his children".
Does he? I say he NEEDS his children, especially MJ, who is written as Queen co-dependent in Daddy's drama. His kids gave him an audience for his own private tragic movie in which he is ALWAYS the victim.
His reaction to Sandra's picture last night was pitch-perfect to the way the character has been created. Would not a truly loving parent be determined to find the long lost child now that he knows she is alive? But El Smurf's reaction was about himself. How can he cover his a$$ with his other kids and protect his reputation?
Kudos to Carla, the actor and the writers for creating a character who is completely consistent—and completely predictable. Pedro is very well written and very well played.
Of course, I cannot abide the man and as Sandy has so properly predicted, "Watch, Pedro has been a problem all along, and the novela gods won't punish him in the end. He'll be as happy as a little clam smiling in EL FIN".
I guess I will have to take matters in my own hands with Pedro. Right now I am placing him in my fantasy dungeon where he can no longer be a problem or worry for any of his daughters.
Hombre - I agree with you about Fer and Vic, I was happy for them, too. I didn't think the scene was so bad, just she is a little awkward with the kissing, but I thought other than one angle, it was okay. I like seeing the older woman/younger man combo as you generally don't and maybe people aren't used to it.
I like that it looks like they aren't going to have MJ and Sandra get confused.
Two hours of Gancho and ENDA again for Friday.
Daisybjay Pedro has been a annoyance for me for a long time. What finally pushed me over the edge with his pathetic behind was when MJ just got back together with Alex.
He runs over after asking her to ask Alex to hire Mech to make up some lie to Alex about Meche so she can't work their now.
I was don't you realize one of the reason Alex and MJ broke up was her lying to him. You selfishly keep using your daughter and when you F' up who do you run to clean up your mistakes MJ.
Yes banish Papa Smurf to the island also.
I thought Daniela looked stunning in her red dress--but on the monkey bars? Who thought of that little trick. I had a problem with their first coupling, too. Don't know if it's due to preconceived notions of lack of chemistry, or truly lack of it. I agree with most of the negative comments. Sorry Hombre, I was also holding out for a long time for them to make it and for us to enjoy their relationship--there are so few others to enjoy on Sorti as it is.
Maybe it will be Raquel who meets Sandra at the psychiatric Oceanica first....?
Newbie in MD
I was really didn't like the love scene between Vicky and Fer but I did like the love song sung by Daniela Romo aka Vicky.
The music they play for Sandra is very symbolic of her mental state on drugs. I really feel sorry for her. Drugs have devastated so many families. I am beginning to think that Raq's problem is her addiction to alcohol (also a drug). Maybe they could go to rehab together.
I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year.
-Vivi in DC
As far as the Viki, Nando scenes, add my vote to Hombre and Ivy. I'm disapppointed with the fact that most female commenters are taking the old fashioned outdated view that questions what a young man could possibly want with an older woman.
As far as offering your hubby's point of view, all that tells me is that he's telling you not only what he thinks you want to hear, but also letting you know that someone your age and body could never appeal to a younger man.
Don't get me wrong, if I were Viki's age I probably would not be attracted to a man young enough to be my son. However, on the other hand, I believe in different strokes for different folks and for that reason I don't condem it for other couples.
Love and affection isn't only for matches between young men and young women or young women/old men or old women/old men. Any combination is legitimate.
They both seem uncomfortable acting like they are suppose to be attracted to one another.
Someone had mention the other day that Gabriel Soto was at least trying to come alive with his role.
Daniela Romo was just not doing it,While i don't think any of us expected it to be on the level of MJ and Alex's coupling.
We expected at least a credible performance from these two actors to make us not be bored or want to turn the channel when they're on together.
Age has nothing at all to do with it, but the acting sucks and that's why they are turning me off.
The only good thing about them together is their love song, sung by no other than the actress herself Daniela Romo.
Connie i wonder do you think your pit my be scared of Raqhell?
Based on the avances for tonight's episode she looks deranged, whoever she's stabbing. Let's hope it's not MJ.
I echo all those who simply have a problem with these characters and how Romo and Soto are protraying them. I LOVE the older woman younger man theme.
As to bringing more chemistry to the relationship of Vicky and 'Nando I think that the actors should stop sucking lemons between their scenes and the powers that be could have:
a) Written more like able characters. Neither character is someone I would think of inviting to a small intimate dinner party where they would be expected to hold up their side of a conversation
b) Developed the characters' interactions more convincingly
c) Given Vicky and Fer something in common; a passion for music or architecture or art or collecting Barbies or stock car racing
d) Given each of them a great sense of humor and show them laughing together. Laughter is a fine aphrodisiac
And Connie, anybody who could tell you that he can't see what your novio sees in you is just plain silly.
What is NOT to love? How about your sense of humor and snark? How about your love of your son and your dogs? Why, I see great things in you and I haven't even see you in person. Hrummph!
Elna June, assuming the cheerleader stance and yelling on behalf of all women of a certain age, "Go, cougars, go"!
Connie can we borrow your pit for Bruno and Raqhell.It's too late for spankings with those two but maybe a pit can be used to get them in line.
This was only the beginning of comments that made me lol: "Still not noting a belly under that flowy shirt, but it sure does make her ass look bigger. Maybe she's carrying in the back?" So many more after that.
I did see enough of the Fer/Vicky congress to shout "What!! They're finally doing it??!!" Then I saw that horrible vinyl comforter. That didn't add to the romance, but I still think the chemistry is off, not the age difference.