Wednesday, June 30, 2010
El Clon, Wed., June 30 - Summary for Discussion
Nati gets a call from Alej and goes to meet him without eating any of the food Rosa brings her. Rosa can't understand how Nati can be functioning without eating anything since yesterday.
Latifa asks why Mohamed doesn't defend her from the Naz's accusations.
Amin and Zamira blackmail each other to preserve their secrets: Zamira has had her period and Amin is reading dirty magazines.
Roberto tells Clara that she is SOL in making a claim for the Euros that the Chump used to buy the apartment for Malicia. Apparently, they had actual Euro currency in a safe deposit box, not in a bank account and there is no way to prove it was an asset of the marriage.
Malicia keeps on exploiting the Chump's jealousy by saying that Clara is going to spend her half of the marital property on her boyfriend.
Marisa and Said are making out in the public area of a mall. [How romantic!]
The first to see them are Andrea and Lucia. Andrea wonders if Nati knows while Lucia drags her off. [A smart girl would have taken a picture with her phone.]
Rania, the Naz, Zamira and Jadiya are also in the mall. The Naz is airing her usual list of complaints about her brothers when Rania sees Said and Marisa. No one else sees and Rania pretends to be ill and asks to go home.
Marisa tells Said that Lucas has gone to Morocco.
Amina tells Rania to pretend that she never saw Said with the Westerner. 'La mujer inteligente es la que no ve ni oye nada,' The intelligent woman is the one who doesn't see or hear anything, advises Amina.
A cheery Nati meets Alej who wastes no time in telling her how unhappy he is that she was doing drugs. Nati makes excuses about her family situation and says that she won't do it again. Alej asks her to swear that she won't take drugs again. Nati says how much she loves Alej but she doesn't swear.
Albieri comes to see Daniel and brings him photos of the desert. Dora has a bad feeling about Daniel going to Morocco with Albi. She thinks that she might not see him again. Then she has her abdominal pain again. She can't afford to go to a doctor. Estela says that a friend of hers had pains like that and it was cancer. [Uh oh, poor Dora.]
In Fez, Lucas is wandering around the medina. Jade dupes Tío Abdul and goes out with Zoraida. They find Lucas. Jade tells him to meet her in the ruins. Jade tells Zoraida to make an excuse to Abdul and goes to the ruins.
'Me traicionaste, Lucas,' You betrayed me, Lucas, says Jade. She accuses him of not keeping his promise not to let her be separated from her daughter. Lucas acknowledges the promise but says that he couldn't kidnap Jadiya or both he and Jade would go to jail. 'Yo puedo correr todos los riesgos for ti pero tú no puedes correr un riesgo por mí,' I can take all the risks for you but you can't take one risk for me, complains Jade. [She takes risks - stupid ones.] 'Si yo hubiera sabido que no ibas a cumplir tus promesas, nunca hubiera abandonado a mi marido' If I had known that you weren't going to fulfill your promises, I never would have left my husband, says Jade. She says that she did many crazy things for him and now Allah is punishing her by taking her daughter. Lucas promises that Jade will be reunited with her daughter. 'Si lo último que tengo que hacer es robármela, me la robo,' If the only thing I can do is steal her, I will steal her, says Lucas but he begs her to let him try other means first. He swears that he will get Jadiya and tells Jade to trust him, (Confía en mí).
Daniel plays with a jade stone and says that there is a jade waiting for him in the desert.
Zoraida returns to the house without Jade and tells Abdul that she had to stay at the hospital. Abdul sends her back to the hospital so that Jade doesn't have to return home on her own. Zoraida hopes she can find Jade so that she doesn't have to sleep in the street.
Andrea gives Nati the anti drug lecture. You take drugs to avoid your problems and you feel better for a while but the next morning you wake up and you have a terrible headache and the problems are still there. She tells Nati to confront her problems and not end up like Enrique.
Pablo advises Alej to stay away from Nati or pretend to stay away in order to avoid problems with Marisa. Alej thinks that is a good idea. Once he has some money, he can move in with Nati again.
Clara brings the evidence of the marital property to Roberto. Roberto says that the property distribution needs to be carefully written down so that there are no surprises like if the Chump had a child with Malicia. Clara doesn't think that could happen.
And whaddya know, Malicia is telling the Chump right now that she has bun in the oven. She has conveniently lost the blood test results and doesn't want to have tests done at Albieri's lab because Luisa is mean to her. She says that Cristina gave her the name of a doctor. But then Malicia says that it so hard for her to take the bus when she gets morning sickness. The Chump buys it all and after a few minutes of shock, professes great happiness and says that she definitely needs her own car.
Lucia tells Marisa that Andrea saw her with Said. Lucia is sure that Andrea will tell Nati and she advises Marisa to talk to Nati first.
Zamira has some friends, who are dressed like normal Floridian teenagers, come to the house. Mohamed sees them and goes batsh*t. He tells Latifa that he was being a nice guy by letting Zamira go to school but she can't hang around with Westerners. 'Sólo estoy tratando de salvar a Zamira del fuego del infierno pero no entiende,' I'm just trying to save Zamira from the fires of hell but she doesn't understand, says Mohamed. Latifa tries to protest but Mohamed tells the girls to leave his house saying that he and Zamira have to go visit a sick relative.
Once again, Amin is stealing stuff from the shop and giving it to the skank saying that it is from his father. Karla is pleased. Amin hopes for a kiss but gets a pat on the cheek.
Zoraida is wandering around the medina looking for Jade. [Doesn't she know that Jade and Lucas always go to the ruins?]
Lucas tells Jade that everything will be ok and gives her the keys of their house. He says that he loves her and that the house is waiting for her. [Is this the love nest? If not, is there an address on the keys?]
The credits roll.
Thanks for the summary. I didn't catch the entire episode so you filled in what I missed.
My favorite couple are Nati and Alej. Aww, young love, but so gullible.
You always take the best pictures.
I'm not happy that Nati didn't promise to stay off drugs. The prospect of watching her go down that road isn't pretty, even though I think she'll eventually pull herself together.
I was interested in your translation of Lucas' statement "Si lo último que tengo que hacer es robármela, me la robo." I thought "tener que" always meant "to have to," but there's a big difference between "if the only thing I have to do is steal her" and "if the only thing I can do is steal her." I think your translation makes more sense, but.... Am I being too narrow and literal about "tener que"?
Muchas gracias otra vez.
So Juanita -- you and the others who predicted Alej would confront Marisa were right!
It makes me uneasy that Clara should have gone precisely to Roberto, that is, the husband of the most jealous woman on earth, for legal advice. Grist for the rumor mill, don't you think?
So Malicia wants a car. Gee, most people, when they want a car, they check out dealers, websites, available loans -- they don't fake a pregnancy. How creative!
Novela Maven-I forgot to put in that Malicia seemed to be faking pregnancy to get a car. I never thought about Lucia getting jealous of Roberto and Clara. It's certainly possible. She's a nut case.
Juanita: tener que does mean obligation, i.e., 'have to.' The problem in translating the sentence is getting the idea of último in there. "If the only thing I have to do is steal her, I will," doesn't really include the idea that it will be the last alternative. There might be a way of expressing obligation and including último in there but that was the best I could do.
I too am not sure how Mo’ supports his family with his tiendita. I’m guessing that like Ali, he and his maldito brother come from some amount of Moroccan money. (or is Said the only business mogul?) Humorously, his family also seems to be the epitome of what’s wrong with religious extremism. (so oppressive that it’s offensive or turns people away from the religion; tends towards contradictions or double standards)
I agree with Luke that poor Rania was unaware of her situation and acted out of ignorance—for the longest time she thought Jade was trying to win Said back. Also, her face in the mall this evening was PURE heartbreak! My heart broke from watching her.
I’ve probably missed a thing or two, but what happened to the jade pendant? And any news/sighting of Amalia? Haven’t seen her or her solid hairdo in a while…
How many rounds have we had of Lucas and Jade? They need to move this part of the plot along.
If Mo wants to raise his children like they are in Morocco, then he needs to move there. He is not being fair to them. He is not allowing them to assimilate. Children at that age rebellious to begin with, I cannot imagine adding religion to the mix in a foreign country.
Alicia is really evil. How can Escobar be so stupid. I don't think I could have someone so dumb in working in a medicial lab, they need to fire him . Alicia would then drop him like a baked potato. Now that would be fun for us to watch.
Concerning the Jade pendant - Lucas gave it back to Jade but she wasn't wearing it yesterday. Maybe she took it off when she decided Lucas was dead to her.
I think Amalia was on briefly on Tues. She's still around, still with Leo. We just haven't had any recent plot developments with her lately.
The actor who plays Ali must be doing something else or is ill or something because he wasn't around too much even before he vanished to South America.
I suppose it would be possible for Mohamed and Latifa to have raised their children to reject Western ways while living among Westerners but that horse is out of the barn. They should emulate the Amish and give teens 'Rumspringa' or a chance to experience life outside the religion and then make an adult decision to return.
I'm disappointed Amin is reading pornography. I would have liked to see him start with Hairstyles Magazine.
Also, Abdul is sleeping on the job. Where's the whip? Wake up old man!
I love that Marisa and Said hang out (and make out) at the mall, of all places. (I agree Jean, ¡qué romántico!) Even if they won't stay in private, couldn't they find a classier public place? Or has Marisa developed a taste for "the cheap stuff" (as she called it) after living with los Ferrer for 20 years?
I agree that Alicia is faking it. And Escobarde seemed to get happy about it, so he'll be even more hurt when she dumps him.
One last thing: I think the casting of Laura Perico as Natalia was brilliant (even though I don't like the current story). She looks a bit like Lucas, and she does a great job imitating Lucas's whining (recently) and Marisa's bitching (in this episode, to Andrea).
I was very disappointed with Nati. She gave Alej the song and dance about she only did it once (I think it's supposed to be cocaine, although they're not very clear about what drug) and didn't like it. But then when she talked to Andrea she was pooh-poohing the whole idea that doing drugs was going to be a problem. I definitely got the impression that she doesn't plan to stop. So now she's doing the classic addict routine of lying to people she loves.
I have a hard time watching the Malicia/Chump scenes. I'd like this part to be over quickly so she's exposed and the Chump finally gets the level of his own stupidity. I didn't get that she faked the pregnancy to get a car. Good thinking. I was trying to figure out why she wanted to fake pregnancy. But, of course, the car! Chump better keep track of his gold teeth or she'll have those too.
The most gullible award goes to escobar for believing the oldest trick in the book... a fake pregnancy. I believe alicia wants more than a car, this fake pregnancy will allow her to acquire more money from escobar.
Her excuse will be, I need this for our baby.
It's depressing watching such a likable character slowing going down the toilet.
Is it true that "El Clon" will have additional episodes?
If so, how many more?