Saturday, March 31, 2012
Una Familia Con Suerte #187-188 Fri 3/30/12 Pina is stressed, Tears, A Fight, and A Goodbye
- Enzzo tells Pina off.
- Pancho and Dona Fer are going to look for Doc Oc with the help of an investigator.
- Chela is a little jealous that Rebe is helping Temo with his schoolwork.
- Vins calls Candy and she agrees to meet him as he sprays himself with cologne and goes to meet her.
- Lupe and Rebe look at wedding dresses.
Candy and Vins meet in a restaurant. He tries to smooch her and she tells him not to touch her. He wants to know if she still loves him, but she tells him, her love for him is dead, he's a jerk and opportunist that chases anything in a skirt. He doesn't know what love is. She says if he truly loved her he would never have reconciled with Pina. Vins says he won't listen to her insults, just like he won't listen to Pancho's. Candy tells Vins that Pancho is a way better person than Vins any day, and that she hates him and to go away and never speak to her again. Vins leaves, Candy is in tears, she calls Arnold to come meet her in the restaurant. Arnold meets Candy at the restaurant and she tells him everything that went on. She doesn't like any men right now, but Arnold tells her not all men are like Vins or Napoleon.
Pancho and Dona Fer find Doc Oc with the help of an investigator. Doc Oc is in a cabin with a nice fire, staring at his wedding ring when Dona Fer and Pancho come in. He is mad they came to find him. He tells him he wanted to be alone, like in the letter he left Dona Fer. She tells Doc Oc she takes her wedding vows seriously, especially the sickness or in health part. She tells Doc Oc she loves him very much. Pancho asks him if he has any children? For a minute there Doc Oc zones out and doesn't know who they are. Then he comes to himself and says he has no children. Pancho says, well hey why don't you adopt me? Then we can be a family and I can have a Mom and Pop.
Orion comes by the guardia house and meets Tomas and asks for Elena. Tomas tells Orion all about himself and Elena comes down and Orion asks her to go for coffee with him. They go but have tacos with beans. Orion is a vegan and doesn't eat meat. Elena tells him she doesn't know if she could never again eat meat. They have a good time. She kisses him at the end of the date.
Pina tells Mely that she has to live with her grandparents. Pina tells Mely Amors that she can't take care of her properly right now due to all the work. Mely is very upset and doesn't want to leave her Tia Amors. She goes to Freddy and tells him, and they hug and cry.
Karina corners Freddy at school and tells him, hey I love you and wanted you to know. Freddy doesn't say a thing. Just stares at her like she is crazy.
Chela and Enzzo talk and eat spicy fries. They kiss and Enzzo has to take a drink cause the fries are too spicy for him and he gets Chela to drink something too. Enzzo takes Chela home and she goes upstairs and there is a bag of trash in the hallway. She knocks on the neighbor's door and tells her she needs to clean it up cause of the rodent problem in the building. They shout at each other and then start pulling each other's hair. There is lots of pushing and shoving and the neighbor ends up on the floor. Meantime, Frida is coming up the stairs, and Pepe opens his door and hears the ruckus. Frida gets there first and kicks the neighbor's butt. She tells the neighbor that Chela is pregnant and what was the neighbor thinking to fight with her. The neighbor slams the door, and Chela starts getting pains. Frida and Pepe take Chela to the hospital. The whole family goes to the hospital.
Candy gets a call from a someone that tells her she has inherited a lot of money from Napoleon. She is now worth millions.
Monica calls Pepe, and he tells her he is at the hospital and what happened to Chela, just as Frida comes with some coffee for Pepe. Monica asks who it is, and tells her it's Frida a friend of his. Monica wants to know why he sounds so nervous. He blows that off and tells her he loves her. Monica tells him to give her best to Chela.
The doctor tells the family that Chela is ok, but due to the stress of the fight, Chela may lose the baby. Everyone is very upset. Enzzo goes to Chela's room with flowers, and she cries and tells Enzzo she is sorry for fighting and she doesn't want to lose the baby. Enzzo holds Chela and tells her she is very strong and to be calm for the baby. He kisses her belly and tells Chela he loves her very much.
Pina is very stressed at work. Enzzo drops his financial report by her office, before he goes to the hospital and Pina is so overwhelmed by all the work, she ropes Vins and Arnold Flowerz to help her out. Rebe calls her from the hospital to find out how things are going, and Pina whines about all the work and that Vins and Arnold are having to help her. After Pina hangs up, she claims she can't breathe, she's had enough.
Elena and Orion go out to dinner and have a great time. Orion tells her he likes her very much.
Pina goes home and has a massage with accompanying harp music. Ado is scared to knock on the door cause she thinks Vins and Pina are rockin the house again, but Pina tells "Interrupcion" to come in. Ado tells Pina that Mely Amors grandparents are there to pick her up. Pina asks where Mely is and Ado tells her at Pancho's.
Mely and Temo say goodbye to each other. Lots of tears, Temo gives her a bracelet and they tell each other they will wait for each other.
Pina, Vins, Freddy, Ado and Abeja are all gathered together to say goodbye to Mely Amors. They all tell Mely they will miss her very much. All of them are crying. Pina holds Mely Amors and tells her this is only temporary, because of all her work, but she wants to have her Mely Amors come back to live with her and she loves her so much. Pina gives her Mely Amors the blessing and they all hug and kiss each other in one big group hug. Mely leaves and Pina is inconsolable. She cries a lot and says she already misses her Mely Amors.
La Que No Podía Amar #68 Friday 3/30/12 This Magic Moment vs. That Mad Dash to the Devour Hour
Abismo de pasión #15 3/30/12: I’m not trying to dominate anyone – as long as they all do exactly what I want!
Despite Lolita’s advice to the contrary, Elisa decides not to tell Disgusto about Carmina’s rendezvous with the gentleman caller.
Damián’s city mouse shades and sports coat contrast starkly with Gael’s country mouse plaid shirt and straw hat. Damián seems to be expecting a hug. Gael appears ready to heave his box of habaneros in Damián’s face.
They circle and sniff ...
Gael snipes at Damián. What’s he doing in the fields with the plebs? Is he going to pretend he doesn’t recognize him the way he pretended not to know Elisa? Damián smiles at this. It’s true that Elisa has changed – she’s grown up to be a great beauty. But Gael? He’s exactly the same as he was years ago (not even a surgeon could change that mug!).
Gael’s not in the mood for kidding. How could Damián have forgotten his friends? Why didn’t he write or call in all that time?
What? Damián thought they had forgotten him! Aren’t they even going to say hey?
Gael walks up to his old friend and they share a manly handshake, the kind that looks like the start of an arm wrestle (which in a way, it is). But as soon as it’s over, Gael says “Excuse me, I have work to do.” Damián is left standing alone and bemused.
Alfie’s announcement takes Guadalupe by surprise.
Damián’s going to marry Guido Landucci’s daughter and live far from La Ermita? The good padre thought his nephew always dreamed of coming home. But why is Alfie unhappy about Damián’s plans? She’s the one who cut all his ties to home. Oho!!! Alfie wants her grandchildren nearby. And she doesn’t want her son’s wife to dominate him – that’s her job! “I’m not trying to dominate anyone” sniffs Alfie. (Is it my imagination or does her nose grow an inch or two when she says it?) But it’s true that she’d like her grandkids nearby.
Lupe reminds her that her son is a grown man and will make his own choices. Meanwhile, he advises her to give him some time.
Women who sew
In the dress shop, Elisa and her madrina agree: Nothing justifies a woman’s infidelity to her husband. (What about a husband’s infidelity to his wife? Just wondering ... cuz the late Rosendo’s got a Taj Mahal thing going over at the cemetery.)
Moving on .. Elisa wants to know whether her mother’s land was left to her. Disgusto would be the obvious person to ask. And also the person not to ask for obvious reasons. Blanca thinks Lucio may know ... and speaking of Lucio ...
... he’s interviewing for a job at the Santa María procesadora in the next town over. The interview guy is surprised someone his age wants to come back from retirement. In any case, they have no openings (estamos completos). But if Lucio brings him a letter of recommendation from his old job, he’ll see. No promises.
Elisa strides down the street, in her Erotic Innocent outfit that brings her madrina’s dressmaking skill (and taste) into question. Damián cruises by in his giant camioneta and gets an eyeful. It’s a good thing no one else is in the road because he sure isn’t paying attention to his driving.
Back at Casa Castañon (or as I like to think of it, Carmina Bluffs), Lolita notices Crazy Carm is all gussied up (arreglada) and perfumada (not with Steffie’s perfume, clearly. On my tv, it smells like Eau de Vampiro). She bravely asks her where she’s going. Disgusto will want to know. Carmina goes all bug-eyed (the more sclera she shows, the scarier she looks). She’s not explaining herself to the help!
At the Arango procesadora, secretary Maru remarks to Braulio that Gabino left early, also muy perfumado, (Eau de Toad, I’m guessing) probably to hook up with a woman. Maru and Braulio have heard Damián is back in town. Maru has hopes he’ll put Gabino in his place. She still misses Lucio. So does Braulio – though he can live with Gabino. He’s not disloyal to Lucio; it’s just that he’s chosen to make peace with the situation (dejar la fiesta en paz).
Some octogenarians still know their habaneros.
Lucio is bummed out after his interview. “I’m no fool” (Yo no me chupo el dedo, I don’t suck my finger). They say there are no openings but it’s because of my age. (Um. No offense, don Lucio. But you are 81 and counting.) But Blanca’s not joining his pity party. They say they’ll consider him if he brings a letter of recommendation? Well don’t ask that toad, Gabino – go directly to the toad’s keeper, Alfonsina Arango!
The Blond Demons Meet in the Blue House
Oooh. I love this scene. Carmina and Gabino are perfectly matched – the icy eyes, the bleached hair, the tight skimpy shirts and figure-hugging jeans and the Lightness of Being in those Completely Unburdened by Conscience. Carmina wants to know what Gabino has to offer. Well, he's sounded out Alfie about the possibility of expanding her pool of suppliers ... That’s utter b-b-b-balderdash. You’ve got nothin’!
He grabs. She backs away and shows her too-white teeth and scary sclerae.
Suddenly the door to the blue house opens. No one seems to be there. It’s just a cloud of ill-will in a bad toupée. Oh wait. It’s Disgusto! And he’s disgusted with what he sees: Eres igual que tu hermana pero con menos categoría. (You’re just like your sister, but with less class.)
Carmina grovels in the dirt but Disgusto is already showing her his horse’s ass as he rides away. Gabino laughs and Carmina does the teeth, eyeballs, you’re-dead-meat-if-I’m-in-trouble thing.
Lolita has fessed up to Elisa. She told Disgusto about tía’s tryst – well he kept asking and she couldn’t think of a lie – and he’s been gone for hours.
And the scales begin to fall from his eyes ...
Damián tells his mother about Gael giving him the cold shoulder and how surprised his old friend seemed that Damián never got any letters from the old gang. [Here we have a flashback of Alfie destroying Lupe’s letter intended for Damián. It’s the old villain alienation trick – make two parties believe each is neglecting the other. Is there a bingo square for this?]
Donde Padre Lupe
Gael is bragging to Lupe about the comeuppance he gave Damián. Lupe won’t let Gael get away with his wounded male pride routine. He points out the unpalatable truth: Gael's not happy Damián is back because he’s afraid and he’s jealous ... because of Elisa.
Elisa and Lolita finally hear the neighing of a horse. This is followed by Disgusto’s entrance. He stalks past them in silence. Then they hear the loud braying of an ass. “Where’s your father?” crazy tía wants to know. Elisa and Lolita huddle together and Elisa leans forward, revealing so much boobage that we begin to wonder if this is product placement for some Cirujano Estético to the Stars.
Disgusto is filling a suitcase with Carmina’s crap. He wants her out. He’s not going to be made a fool of a second time. (I know. But I decided to leave this one alone.) And this time he’s not going to try to shoot himself (damn) because he doesn’t feel half of what he felt for Estefanía.
She denies. She has done nothing to be ashamed of. She won’t leave until he hears her out.
Damián sits at his father’s desk and looks at his photo. He takes the strongbox from the desk drawer and remembers Rosendo’s loving (and ironic) lesson about personal responsibility.
Alfie joins him. She tries to talk him out of his plans to work in México City (his job starts in 2 weeks). It seems absurdo to work for someone else when he could be the Hot Sauce Honcho of La Ermita. He should bring his fiancée to the hacienda. But Damián is unexpectedly firm with her: Esta vez sí voy a hacer lo que quiero. (This time I am going to do what I want.) Alfie’s face has an “Oho -- so that’s how we’re going to play the game!” kind of look.
Carmina Bluffs. Some more.
Her meeting with Gabino was strictly about habaneros. Disgusto has them. Alfie needs them. It was just business.
Disgusto is incredulous. Why meet in such a private place? And how can she talk so coldly about doing business with Alfie after the harm that woman did to her? It seems absurdo.
Yeah well Carmina was just taking one for the team, trying to pull them out of their situation. She was desperate, she was (everyone together) HARTA of the mediocre existence he has provided. Although she does so looooove him. (Blech.)
Disgusto reflects that given Carmina’s delusions of grandeur, she probably wouldn’t stoop to Gabino’s level (oh, Disgusto, she wouldn’t even have to bend over). But he’s not buying her profession of great love for him. If he’s so mediocre, she can go. Wherever she wants. With her stud of choice. But she can forget about the deal – those Arangos aren’t touching his habaneros.
Padre Lupe and Damián stroll through town together. Damián remarks that except for the absence of the horses, the hacienda seems frozen in time. His mother’s attitude is strange though; first she cut him off from the town and now she wants to keep him there. Well it’s too late for that. He isn’t used to the small-town life anymore.
Lupe challenges his assumptions (just as he did Gael’s earlier.) Is Damián speaking for himself or is it his fiancée who wants to live in the city? Does Damián remember how he felt when his mother tore him away (arrancó) from his land, his people, his friends? “Before you leave, try to find the original Damián, try to reconstruct him, try to find the meaning in your life. And start where you left off – especially with Elisa.” They both know Elisa was the real reason his mother sent him away.
She’s not a woman with lovers. (Ain’t it the truth.)
Carmina thinks Elisa blabbed to Disgusto about her Blue House Summit. She wants it understood – she doesn’t have lovers – she’s not like Elisa’s mother. (Sadly) And if Elisa was trying to get rid of her by turning Disgusto against her, well nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah.
Enrique Tovar is wearing Plebeian Plaid and pushing a handcart of boxes to the loading dock. Gabino isn’t receptive to the sprout's mild protests about the use of his skills. Enrique will do whatever needs doing. Like it or lump it. Oh and that’s “don Gabino” to you.
The dogs are barking
Alfie’s meditation on Rosendo’s photo is interrupted by angry voices. Disgusto barges in, followed by Antonia, futilely trying to detain him. “I have no interest in dealing with you!” he barks at the wicked widow.
Alfie is baffled. What is he talking about? He’s referring to the deal between Carmina and Gabino. She can ask her right-hand man, Gabino, for details.
As soon as Disgusto leaves, the widow picks up the phone and barks at Maru: “Send Gabino to the hacienda. Right now!”
González se escribe con “zeta”, no con “ese”
Poor Paloma. After all that effort, hunting and pecking on the old typewriter in Doc Tovar’s office. Is she pithed that Mexican Spanish has no theta? Not at all. She hand-corrects the receta for cranky Sr. "González con zeta" and passes it to him with a smile.
Doc is done for the day. He’s running late for a dinner with Begoña and ... oops ... he forgot his car keys. He ducks back into his office.
Begoña comes along and is ... gasp ... shocked! The curandera’s daughter is the secrectary of the prestigious Doctor Tovar??? The very sight of her is going to scare the patients away!
Doc Tovar comes out mid-Begoña rant. He very nicely excuses Paloma for the day.
As soon as the girl is gone, Begoña demands that her husband fire the "witch’s daughter". Doc was on the fence about Paloma before (yo estaba dudando) but now he’s made up his mind: she stays! And if Begoña doesn’t feel like going to dinner, fine. He’ll go without her.
Do unto others
Gabino, after a full day of humiliating and browbeating others, shows up at Alfie’s to get his tank of resentment refueled. He tries to defend his deal with Carmina by blathering on about how they could more effectively screw with (fastidiar) Disgusto if he were closer to them. Alfie is disappointed in him. Sure, he burned down the greenhouse. But does he expect to rest on his arson for the rest of his days?
“Imagine how much damage we could do if we had exclusive rights to his crops” says Gabino, with a starry twinkle in his chilly blue eyes.
Alfie’s not going there. She wants no dealings with Augusto. None. By the way -- What was Carmina going to give him in return for his brokering the deal?
Gabino looks her dead in the eye and replies with a question of his own: “What does that woman have that I’d want?”
The day ends where it began – at Casa Castañon
Tía isn’t the only one with gentleman callers. Lolita announces to Elisa that a visitor is waiting for her in the garden. It’s – Damián!
Still smarting from his snub, she is wary. But the cold mask melts and she can’t help but mirror the gentle smile on his face.
Avances: Passion is ignited. Jealousy flares. Crazy parents rage and abuse. Good times.
Friday, March 30, 2012
El Mundo de Telemundo, Week of 4/2/12: Discuss Amongst Yourselves
El Talismán #43 Fri 3/30/12 No One is Having Much Fun (Except Sarita) OR This episode was full of Withdrawals
viewpoints before beginning the recap.
Did not wish to see or
1. In-taxi close-ups of Renato’s crotch
2. In-motel room grope between Armando and Fabiola (…tengo
miedo…no te preocupes)
3. In-kitchen long-drawn out, close-up of Antonio choking
4. Antonio’s “evil eyes” face. It’s been worn too often without any changes
to make it believable.
5. Lucrecia’s “anguished and forlorn” face. Piedro-head is the only one who is falling
6. In Genoveva and Camila’s outdoor discussion, the horse seemed
to have joined in and nodded at one point.
The horse continued to be part of the conversation, although somewhat in
Scenes enjoyed to the
7. In the bank with Rita, Renato, Elvira, the Check and the
OK, off we go, two by two.
Antonio and Pedro
continue their discussion on which of the two men Camila really loves. Antonio ups the ante by describing his night
of love with Camila [ed. note-since the editor was out of town for 4 days, it
is implied that a recording was made of this that Pedro was shown; could
someone verify, please]. Pedro is
willing to withdraw from the fray
and let Antonio have her. He just can’t
believe Camy had been deceiving him for so long, and make him believe she loved
him. To Tonio, he says, man, what he
can’t understand is that if they were an item for so long, how could Tonio have
let her get involved with him, huh? [ed. note-the answer wasn’t very clear].
Gabriel and Sarita
are delighted to tell Pedro that the lady in the pink house is willing to make
a great deal so Pedro can turn it into the orphanage he dreamed about. Piedro’s sorry that Camila is out of the
picture now, because he so wanted her there to help him set it up and run
it. Gab and Sar take the truck, but she
doesn’t want to go straight home, she wants to _____. Viewerville can fill in the blank and does
not include a withdrawal.
Fabiola and Claudio
discuss and re-discuss his chances with Florencia. Fab thinks she’s trying, but her heart isn’t
in it. Flo is still hung up on
José. Clau refuses to withdraw from the field of conquest
because this is his only hope—to stay close and continue to fight for her love. Just at the wrong moment, Armenso walks into
the lobby to see Clau and Fab giving each other a sweet hug. Introductions are made and Clau hightails it
out of the motel. Armenso gives Fab a
hard time, but is finally convinced that she’s not interested in Clau, she only
has eyes for him. Eventually, they
retire to his motel room [ed. note-with Elvira safely married and elsewhere, he
has the place to himself and doesn’t lose any time—see #2 above].
Lucrecia and Camila
are having a sisterly chat. Lookscrazy
is fiddling with her hair, filling Camila in on hers and Pedro’s night of
romantic passion. Geno is present and
listening and so is the horse. Camila
asserts herself and says yesterday’s dust-up was all Lulu’s teatrito and is not
fooled by Little Miss Inocente. Camila
says she will withdraw from the
contest but tells Lulu that 1) Pedro is never going to forget her; 2) Pedro
will never love Lulu; 3) Pedro is never going to forget her; and 4) Pedro is
always going to love her, no matter how hard Lookielookie tries—you can’t force
someone to love you. Lucretszia
leaves. Well this conversation is
bisected and dissected and rearranged and reassembled until even the horse
loses interest and goes back to noshing on grass, leaving Gen and Cam to carry
on. Changing topics slightly, Cam
worries about Armando. He needs a job to
support himself; maybe Renato could find him a job with one of his companies.
Renato and Rita
are on their way to the bank [ed. note-they go by taxi—see #1 above]. They intend to deposit the check. Rita is accusing him of really wanting to
“quedarte con la hija de tu mujer,” and she doesn’t like it one bit [ed. note-wait
a minute, did the editor miss another grand revelation during the days away
that Renato really digs Camila, please confirm or deny]. Rita points out the 20 yr age difference [ed.
note-if Camila is about 24, that makes Renato about 44; he seems more like a debonair
50]. So, Rita wants Renato to withdraw her share of the money from
the deposit right now [ed. note – Honey, I don’t blame you one bit]. Exasperated, Ren says ok, but their “business
association” ends right there. Too bad,
Rita just doesn’t trust the son of a gun, why he would even betray his own
mother over money.
Gregorio and Brigitte
are discussing Lucas. El Piggo rues the
day he hired Lucas to provide the false testament, but it is too late to withdraw from the game plan. Bri warns Piggo that Lucas is muy dangerous
and to watch his back because Lucas could betray him and side with Tonio.
Antonio and Panchito
are in the kitchen [ed. note-see #3 above to set the scene]. Panchito can hear that evil laugh of Tonio’s
right in his ear and repeating over and over that he is a nobody and that Don
Gregorio is only using him. He leaves
Panchito on the floor gasping for breath and
withdraws to another room with a sense of triumph [ed. note-it was
not a fair paring, Tonio got him from behind; editor thinks Panchito could have
at least tried to punchito him with his elbows]. Tracy finds Panchito and she and all Viewerville
see the rabia rising—he’s tired of being treated as a nobody and He’s Not Going
To Take It Anymore. Later he tells Tracy
he needs a favor from her. He needs to
find out from someone over at El Tal, if Lullita is telling the truth about
Doris and Antonio
run across each other in another part of the house. Taunting her, Tonio brags about his
passionate night with Camila and that Doris should resign herself to things as
they are now. She doesn’t believe a word
of his activities with Cam, but yes, she’s going to withdraw her objections to the divorce. Wow! Is he ever impactado.
Renato and Rita
have arrived at the bank. He wants to
deposit a check made out to his wife in their joint checking account (heh,
heh). Bank-Officer-Guy [ed. note-hereinafter
referred to as BOG] is amazed at the large sum.
Coincidentally and unfortunately for Ren and Rita, Armenso and Elviral
just happen to be walking by the big picture window at The Only Bank ™ in
Fresno. Elviral is musing about the
amount of money Ren might be depositing for her use and enjoying the notion of
spending it. Woopsie, Elvie and Arm come
inside and see Ren and Rita with BOG.
Elvira wonders what Rita is doing there with him. She doesn’t want to intrude but her curiosity
is getting the better of her. Maybe they
had better withdraw before he sees
them. Arm says, no, go ahead, greet him, he is, after all, your
husband. Elvira steps up behind him just
as BOG wants to know if Rita is the Missus.
Elvira states, that nope, she’s the lucky one [ed. note-poor Renato, a
smooth plan is foiled again; he’d better
hold on, he’s in for a bumpy ride].
Piedro and Lucrecia
are having two one-way conversations in the living room at El Tal. She’s not hearing him say that there’s never
going to be anything between them. He’s
not hearing her declare her undying love and that she’s not going to pressure
him. Finally they are in synch. She says she can make him forget Cam; he says
she can’t; she tries harder—asking him to picture Antonio and Camila making
passionate love [ed. note-understand there was a look-alike stand in, yes?]. Lulu withdraws
from this battle, but not from the war.
Her parting words are aimed right at Pedro’s heart—with or without her
in the picture, Antonio and Camila will continue being lovers [ed. note-ugggh]
for evva. So there, she finishes him
off, they are so over [ed. note-yeah, right, we think we saw crossed fingers as
she stomps upstairs in her oh-so-tight shiny bronze casual wear jeans]. Half a minute later and two words from Auntie
Pat, Pedro is knocking on Luci’s door.
He acknowledges that she has been sincere about her feelings. El Tonto says he’ll give it a shot. Lucrecia, who was about to throw in the towel
shifts gears and appears all encantada and swears she’ll make him forget Camila
and make him oh, so happy.
Later on, Lulu gloats to Tia about her conquest. Tia says not so fast, girlie—don’t count your
low-hanging avocados yet [ed. note-actually she said don’t sing victory
yet]. Wait until Pedro gets over his
anger and he’ll seek Camila out again—yess, indeedee, Just You Wait. To Pedro, Luci gets all sensuous and tells
him to meet her at the pool.
Renato and Rita,
plus Elvira are confronted by BOG.
Elvira identifies herself as Elvira Nájera [ed. note-the check,
obviously was made out to Elvira’s former name]. No, no, says Ren, you are Elvira de
Betancourt, my esposa yadda, yadda. Rita
jumps up and says she’s not the Elvira that works with them—so, there are TWO
Elviras [ed. note-BOG and editor are even more confused]. Ni modo, Ren hustles Elvira out of range
under the pretext of sending her house hunting, while Rita is there with
BOG. She asks him to hurry it up. Unfortunately, he sees that there is a little
problem with the check and he has to withdraw
temporarily in order to consult with someone higher up. Elvira wants to know WTH is going on.
Tracy and Alberta
are in the kitchen. With his best growl,
Antonio confronts them and insists on them telling him what Doris is up
to—she’s being too nice. Who is she
talking to, who is she going out with?
They Know Nossssing. He mumbles
inutiles and withdraws from the
Doris and Florencia
have a sweet mother-daughter moment. She
tells her that she’s decided to give their dad the divorce, so the girls won’t
suffer. Observing is Cecilia, a friend
of Flo’s (and gets a hug from Doris) who is dressed like a
prostitute-in-training, but never mind.
Doris’ real concern is to nail down Piggorio to insure her future at El
Renato and Elvira
are discutiendo in TOB in Fresno parking lot. She wants to know what Rita is doing
there. Renato left the house without
telling her where he was going. What about the account? She’s furious to learn that Ren is taking her
name off the account. Renato soothingly
tells her that, as his wife, she’ll never lack for anything but he can’t risk
Camila sweet-talking her into withdrawing
all his money and then getting her to leave him. Why would Cam do that? Renato says, it’s obvious, she hates him,
she’s jealous of him and wants more than anything to break them up. Elvira protests that it would never
happen. Too bad, he doesn’t trust
her. He tells Elvira to go talk to
Cam—and tell her why you can’t have an account in your name—because I don’t
trust her. Renato returns to the bank
office. He and Rita commiserate because
he knows they are sunk if there is a problem with the check.
Lastly another Pancho walks by with a bouquet and some
garlands of flowers. Camila wants to
know what they are for. Apparently it
has something to do with Lucrecia wanting to have them for a wedding in the
midst of nature. Camila is processing
this as Elvira, dear sweet mommy, walks up and bi**h-slaps Camila. Camila is gob smacked impactada.
Lunes—We see Lukrazy putting the garland around Pedro [ed.
note-roping him in, maybe] by the pool to become novios officially. [ed. note-we don’t know yet what he says
about all this.]
** recap by Anita; posted by Blue Lass
La Que No Podía Amar #67 Thursday 3/29/12 The Woman Who Couldn't Handle It Anymore, *sob*
Dopey Gustavo huffs and puffs and fails to blow the hacienda down. He angrily undresses, throwing his clothes around in a manner not described in the Chippendale manual. Cinthia comes in and offers to help him relax…and he rejects her. And then apologizes for being such a dumbass. But he still doesn't want to go out to dinner. Cynthia leaves him to his heavy breathing. Alone.
Bruno comes into Team Evil Headquarters. Vanessa is thrilled that Rogelio thinks David is the owner of La Negra. She excuses herself to get ready for dinner. Bruno lets David know that he drugged the cows, so anytime he wants to call the authorities, go for it.
Rosaura whines. Miguel suggests maybe she should play nice with Maria. More whining from Rosaura. Miguel tries to calm her down. They get into an argument about the Paula/Gustavo/Cinthia triangle and who should and shouldn't be behaving the way they are/aren't. Miguel says they need to go get money from the bank tomorrow, for wood. Rosaura insists they ought to be asking Rogelio for money. Miguel blasts her for her stubbornness.
Ana Paula now whines to Dany about how Gustavo is sooooo upset since she told him she might maybe possibly a little bit be having feelings for Rogelio.
Efrain sneaks into Cinthia's room with a bottle of aguardiente ("fire water"; moonshine). He takes some healthy swigs and finally convinces her to have some. He wants to talk about her reaction to finding out who owns La Negra. She claims it's because she doesn't want David around. At the mention of another man's name, Efrain decides he needs to re-brand her with his hot, hot kisses.
Maria and Rosaura continue their standoff. If Rosaura wants to insist that she knows how to run the house then she'd better prove it. She goes into town with Miguel, saying she'll make the grocery list on the way. I hope Maria has some of the necessities stockpiled or Rosaura's going to come back to town with twenty pounds of candy and a bottle of dish soap and expect the whole household to be able to live off of that for a week.
Cinthia thinks that at some point Rogelio will find out that Vanessa is part owner of La Negra. "If he finds out, you'll never get his love back." Vanessa says if she has to, she'll sell the land to Bruno for cheap to keep Rogelio from finding out. Cinthia asks if they're going to give back the water once she has her part of the land and Vanessa says they will. Cinthia shows a small spark of intelligence when she says that she hopes the plan goes the way they expect it to, or it's going to suck for all of them. Well, I said it was a small spark…we can't expect her to get both brain cells firing at the same time on her very first day of attempted use!
Margarito is bummed to miss the party. Ana Paula and Rogelio will stay home with them, but now this bums Hugo out. Ana Paula bats her eyelashes and says if she's staying home, she can take care of him and Hugo can go to the party. Rogelio tells Hugo to thank the nice boss lady for being so concerned for all the hacienda workers. He asks Maria to go to the party and give Ulises something from him.
Cinthia starts talking to Vanessa about Gustavo being in a bad mood yesterday. She thinks it has something to do with The Ex. She's not going to start all over with a new potential husband. She's sure that Gustavo will help her get her inheritance, but she's not using him…they're mutually helping each other.
Rogelio goes downstairs and runs into a still huffing and puffing Gustavo. Maybe I'm being too hard on him. Maybe he has asthma. Or he just quit smoking. Or every time they show him lately, he's just gotten done running a marathon. Hey, I'm trying here. Gustavo says things are going well with the turbines, he's just upset about something…else. Rogelio offers to talk it over with him in the office and Gustavo takes him up on the offer.
Rosaura is STILL complaining about giving Miguel the money. He asks if she has some reason not to want to help him. Rosaura says she just doesn't like the idea of not having a stash of cash in case Rogelio finds out who Gustavo is. She tells Miguel to wait for her in the plaza and warns him not to go drinking. David shows up.
Gustavo has noticed a drop in the water pressure. He knows something's wrong, but he doesn't know what. Rogelio asks him to investigate.
David mocks Miguel, asking if he's not grateful for the pardon. Miguel is, quite rightly, upset that his freedom depended on David giving him that pardon when David knows full well that he didn't steal the truck. David tells him to ask his brother-in-law about that. Rogelio is not to be trusted. "For your own good, don't ever trust him." It's fairly obvious to me that Team Evil is going to get nowhere with all their evil scheming because they're all to stupid and blinded by their own baggage to know when to keep their individual and collective mouths shut.
Gustavo sees Ana Paula outside and tells her they have to talk. He asks if her aunt put the screws to her. Or Rogelio. He can't believe their love has just disappeared from one day to the next. AP says too many things can change in the coming months and it's not fair to make him wait. Cinthia comes up, asking what's going on. Gustavo says it's nothing and then asks to speak to her.
Rosaura lies (I assume) to Miguel that the money is in limbo and she can't get it until next week. He wants a better explanation, but Rosaura says there's no time, she's got to fix dinner. I don't think she's spent the money--how could she have? Out there in the middle of nowhere. Maybe she's ordering stuff from catalogs. www.tackybroads.com? But would they deliver to the hacienda? And without anyone noticing? Could she be into online gambling? She doesn't strike me as the kind of person who knows how to operate a computer. Maybe she just has a pathological need to stockpile money. Maybe she never spent the blackmail money from Elsa all those years ago.
Gustavo apologizes to Cinthia for being an ass the previous day. She tells him not to worry about it. Gustavo takes off to deal with his errand.
Cinthia asks to talk to Ana Paula. She says she's realized what's going on between AP and Gustavo. I seriously doubt that.
Miguel is worried that Ana Paula is going to get sick. Rosaura says he should be worried about his poor sick auntie, who could keel over at any minute. We should be so lucky! She notices Bruno and sends Miguel to get her some ice cream, but since he's not allowed to carry money to keep him from buying alcohol, she has to give him a few coins. Miguel says she'll only be getting a small scoop, then. Rosaura tells Bruno that Gustavo has a copy of the contract and he knows that she helped keep AP in the dark about him not being dead. Bruno figures she's worried about damaging her image as the saintly aunt. Rosaura comes back to the idea of having him killed off, but Bruno says the timing is bad. If anything happens to him now, while he's Cinthia's boyfriend, Rogelio wouldn't stop until the killer was found.
Gustavo sees the men working down at the river and asks what's going on. One of the workers tries to say it's nothing, but Gustavo can tell they're building a dam. The guy says to take it up with his boss, who's standing riiiiight over there. Gustavo sees David and goes splashing across the river to confront him. David, rather stupidly in front of all these witnesses, says Gustavo's got to stop blaming him for everything and he's not going to ruin this business deal…David will make sure of that himself. David starts beating the crap out of him, or trying to. He doesn't get far before Vanessa shows up to berate him for it. She encourages Gustavo to go back to the house and let Ernesto check him out, then smacks David around a little, bitching that he's going to ruin everything. David just laughs. See what I mean? Team Evil will do itself in, without any outside help from Team Clueless.
Miguel shows Rogelio the desk he built. They talk about having Gustavo help them choose a good site for the school. Miguel tells Rogelio that he's going to build furniture to sell and Rogelio is cool with that. He's more concerned with Maripaz's party and asks Miguel to please not drink even a drop. Rosaura interrupts their conversation asking what's wrong, which pisses off Miguel. Rogelio asks where his coffee is. The coffee he has at this time every day, and for which he doesn't ever have to ask. Rosaura didn't know about the coffee. Rogelio suggests getting a list of…well, everything…from Maria. That doesn't go over well. Rogelio looks like he can't decide whether this amuses him or whether he just wants his damn coffee already!
Macaria and Ulises decorate for the party. Efrain is also helping with the decorating and tells Ulises to put on some music. Macaria falls off a chair and hurts herself. She ends up with Efrain holding her up and Ulises holding her hand to comfort her.
Rosaura brings in some presumably crappy coffee. Rogelio says it's fine, he'll just drink tea today. He sips at his watery coffee without making a face. Rosaura convinces Rogelio to get wood for Miguel. Wait, that didn't come out right. Oh well. She also tries to convince him to let her "administrate" the house, which she describes as bossing everyone around and spending all his money. Rogelio cracks up laughing at the idea that he would ever let Rosauara get her hands on his money.
While poor Margarito lies there in bed, Ana Paula whines to Dany about her love triangle. Nice priorities there. She raises the possibility of being pregnant. She thinks it's highly probable.
Vanessa gets Gustavo back to the house. She wants to get Cinthia, but Gustavo refuses. Well, since he can't outrun her, she gets to have her say. Gustavo calls Esteban and rats out David. Esteban says what David is doing is a crime. Although, he's not thrilled about helping out the man who "stole" Vanessa from him.
Dany and AP reminisce about their days back in nursing school. AP thinks a baby is always a blessing. They're unsure how Rogelio will react.
Esteban is surprised that everyone in this telenovela is connected to everyone else in a giant knot comprised of a hideous mix of coincidence and bad decision-making. He'll definitely do something about David, though, because the law is the law, damnit! He's going right down there to San Gabriel, cause the awkward house party of awkwardness just won't be complete until everyone who could potentially make anyone else's life uncomfortable is hanging around at the hacienda, drinking Rogelio's tequila and putting their muddy boots up on his coffee table.
More pregnancy talk. AP needs to pee on a stick. Not that she knows where to get a stick. She's not going to get it at Ulises' shop.
Cinthia makes out with Efrain. They're interrupted by Vanessa, saying that Gustavo got a beating. "He found out what David's doing and they got into a fight." Cinthia sends Vanessa to go get Ernesto and she'll be right behind her. Vanessa leaves and Cinthia insists to Efrain that she has to keep Gustavo on a string and convince him to marry her so she can get her inheritance and then once she does, she and Efrain can be together. And also, she's come into possession of a very nice bridge that he'd perhaps be interested in.
Rogelio writes Miguel a check for the wood. He insists he wants to take it out of the money that Rogelio is paying his aunt. Rogelio is stunned that Miguel would turn down a blank check, but Miguel wants to be more responsible. Rogelio is glad he thinks that way. Miguel doesn't want to be a burden. He wants AP to make her own decisions without worrying about what's going to happen to him. Rogelio asks if Miguel thinks that AP would have left already if Miguel weren't there. Miguel says AP isn't doing well and he's worried about her.
Cinthia fusses over Gustavo, who's busy grunting and breathing loudly.
Chio goes to Esteban's office. He hopes she's not still angry. Chio says she's only there to say goodbye. She's going on a shopping expedition for her store. "I thought you might try to stop me. Might ask me to stay with you, or tell me you want to travel with me. But I guess not. It's a shame you're rejecting my love since it's real!"
Ulises and Macaria review the party menu. Dany asks to speak with Macaria alone. She asks for a pregnancy test, but says it's not for her. So of course, Macaria thinks it IS for Dany. She swears she'll keep her mouth shut…ha!...and packs up the test. Ulises asks what she needed…"A pregnancy test!" Way to keep your mouth shut, Macaria! Ulises assumes it's Miguel's baby.
David whines about how Gustavo isn't going to screw this up for him. Vanessa tells him to calm down. She says they can't let Rogelio suspect that she's on his side. Cinthia comes in to yell at David.
Ernesto tells AP he can't tell her what's going to happen with Margarito, they have to wait. Gustavo comes shambling in and gets yelled at by Ernesto that he should be resting. AP jumps to the conclusion that Rogelio had Gustavo beaten, but he insists Rogelio had nothing to do with it. AP then commences to have a nervous breakdown in the hallway, crying and moaning that she just can't take it anymore. And here I thought I was the expert and making everything all about me. I relinquish my crown. She ends up sobbing in Gustavo's arms, asking who beat him.
Cinthia and David keep fighting until Vanessa breaks it up. She says they have to figure out how to keep Gustavo from telling Rogelio about the river. David is pissed that the two of them want to keep looking innocent to Rogelio, so he's getting all the blame for everything, even though there are four of them making the decisions. "If I get turned in for this, I'm not going down alone!"
The guys walk AP to someone's room, where she lies down on the bed. Gustavo wants to know why she suspected Rogelio, but Ernesto tells him to back the hell off and go bring his med kit. Once he leaves Ernesto says she can't go on like this, being concerned for everyone else but herself. He also tells her that Rogelio had jack to do with the beating, it was actually David. He warns her that if she doesn't get some rest he's going to end up having to put her in the hospital. AP whines and cries about not wanting to take any pills and just needing some sleep. This is apparently Miguel's room, which I didn't recognize, and Ernesto wanted her brought there so she could rest without being bothered. Gustavo comes back with the bag and Ernesto says he's going to give her a sedative.
Maripaz's party arrives. Ulises has noticed how much hotter Macaria is since she came back from Mexico.
Cinthia brings Gustavo a glass of water and a pill for his pain. She says she's pissed about the beating and so is Rogelio. "Oh, I had to tell him. You're looking out for our interests. And my brother always wants to know everything that's going on." She begs him to let her spoil him.
Dany brings the pregnancy test to AP. Rosaura overhears and slaps AP for being stupid enough to get pregnant. Thus endeth our tale for today.
Tomorrow: tense moments, AP confronts the truth, Rogelio goes after Gustavo with the whip.
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