Monday, April 09, 2012
La Que No Podía Amar #74 Lunes 4/9/12 Another child is waiting... for the Sword of Damocles
Rosaura: Of course it's my business. At least you haven't told Gustavo yet. Wait a little longer.
Ana Paula: Why? For what?
Rosaura: Didn't you hear Maria say that the relationship between Gustavo and Sinthia is serious? They are going to be married.
Ana Paula: No, Aunt. There will not be a wedding.
Rosaura: I don't believe it. Why not?
Ana Paula: Gustavo doesn't want to marry her because he doesn't love her. He still loves me and wants to fight for it.
Rosaura: What does that mean? You can't leave with him. If you do we all have to leave. Miguel, me... where to?
Ana Paula: To begin with, neither he nor Rogelio would care for you and Miguel. That's my problem.
Rosaura: Well. For all that he love you why didn't he think of all that? (Sits on the bed in Fred Sanford mode again) We are your only family. (clutches her chest) And I have a heart condition. And Miguel, well, you know –
Ana Paula: Ay, Aunt, enough! Don't start this over again.
Rosaura: I only tell the truth.
Ana Paula (truly harta): You know what? Leave me alone. Don't start up. Leave me alone, please.
Rosaura: Ay, don't raise your voice. I will help you in any way it suits you.
Ana Paula: All I have to think about is what is best for my child. This I will not discuss with you.
Maria (entering in a hurry): Paula, Paula!
Rosaura: What rudeness! What a way to enter.
Maria: It's Rogelio calling you!
Ana Paula: What? Rogelio has returned to the manor?
Rosaura: No, he's on the telephone.
Rosaura: Let me get my things. Don't argue with me, girl. (stars to exit)
Maria: Vamos! (exits past Rosaura, who prevents Ana Paula from following Maria)
Rosaura: That's a fine thing you've done, Ana Paula. Are you going to tell him that Gustavo broke up with Sinthia for you? Do you think you can be happy with Gustavo and the baby you're going to have?
Maria: No. What I think isn't important. Now what you have to do is take care of the baby.
Ana Paula: What do you want to say, Maria?
Maria: That you have to take care of yourself.
Ana Paula: I don't know. I only know I can't do anything to put my baby's life in danger.
Maria: It is also important to think about what you are going to do.
Ana Paula: I have to tell Rogelio what is happening.
Maria: Don't leave.
Ana Paula: No, Maria. I have to tell him as soon as possible. The next time he calls I will.
Maria: But, Paula, if you do that there will be tragedy. Please don't tell him that Gustavo is the father.
Ana Paula (crying): I know this is a very precarious situation.
Maria: Sinthia told me Gustavo broke up with her over you.
Ana Paula: That's it. Gustavo doesn't want to marry Sinthia because he doesn't love her.
Maria: And because he continues to love you. (sad music beings) You're having a baby and this will destroy Rogelio and Sinthia.
Ana Paula: Ay, Maria, I don't want to be the cause of that.
Maria: Then don't tell Rogelio that the baby is Gustavo's. Tell him it's your ex-fiance's but not his name. Not his name. (opera music begins)
Ana Paula: But I don't want to deceive him any more. Every time it gets worse. I can't do this anymore, Maria, because I can't take any more. Besides, where is Rogelio? Doesn't he think that's important to me? How could he leave without saying anything to me? (Maria hugs her)
Maria: Remember he wanted to surprise you. We don't know where he is but of course he's thinking of you. That's why he just called you.
Ana Paula: In all things I thought the same. But once he knows I'm pregnant he won't want anything to do with me.
Maria embraces her comfortingly as the music swells to opera-level anguish.
Rogelio: No. The call was cut off and without communication capability I can't find out what's happening at the estate.
Ernesto: I see. (taking out an x-ray sheet) Rogelio, I came to talk to you about your test results. (hands it to him)
Rogelio (looking at it): And?
Ernesto: What we were hoping for. I can operate and with good fortune you will regain the use of your legs.
Rogelio (laughing): By Jove! I'm..I'm... happy to get an opportunity I didn't think existed.
Ernesto: Well, I have to have to make you aware that after the surgery you still be the same. You might not recuperate movement.
Rogelio: Yes, I know, but at least for now I have hope. I want to take the risk.
Ernesto: You're doing this for Paula.
Rogelio: Of course. I want to be a man. A whole man for her. For my Paula. (Their love theme plays as he smiles.) Can you imagine how surprised Paula would be? I'm sure this will change many things. I know once she knows she'd come with me through all of this.
Ernesto: So, therefore let's go back to the estate tomorrow to give her the good news.
Rogelio: No; I can't go. I want you to see Margaro. I know it's some time before we know if he can walk or not. Check up on things, let me know what is gong on, and I'll stay here for the test that hasn't been done.
Ernesto: Of course; I agree. Before I go I'll have to stop off at Tuxtla to get the radiologist to take him to the estate and also to see my daughter.
Rogelio: So all should go well.
Ernesto: It would give me great pleasure to tell Mercedes of our association.
Rogelio: And we can begin building the clinic in San Gabriel. (They exchange a slight conspiratorial look, Rogelio rubs his hands together in delight, but then both look slightly apprehensive)
Rosaura (following): I had hoped not. She is an unthinking fool. By God, she's a nurse. She should have taken care of herself!Bruno (grabbing her arms and staring bug-eyed into her face): This can't be! How could she have had sex with that idiot Gustavo? We will lose everything!Rosaura (breaking his hold): Yes! I kept telling her that. What do we do?Bruno: Knowing Rogelio, this is something he will not forgive. Ever.Rosaura: Then we will lose everything. Home, accomodations...Bruno: Of course, of course. Me, too. Everything I've sacrificed, everything I've done –Rosaura: That fool. I don't know what she wants with that filthy brat.
Ana Paula: No; no. We will have to sacrifice them. It's horrible, but we need to find someone from whom to buy more cattle. (He turns his back and rolls his reptilian eyes) Bruno, I paid the contract penalty for the US deal and with this water problem have to buy mineral water. No, no, no, Bruno, we must think of solutions. I can't let Rogelio find the estate like this.
Bruno: Yes, yes, yes. I believe you're taking on too much, as before. But you would know that.
Ana Paula: Thank you very much, Bruno. I think that's all. Thanks,
Bruno (deliberately, while putting his hands in his pockets): Paula, are you sure you have nothing else to tell me?
Ana Paula (folding her arms): Such as?
Bruno: What your aunt told me. I know you are having Gustavo's baby.
Ana Paula (momentary expression of annoyance): But why do you –
Bruno: Because she's worried. I'm also –
Ana Paula: But why? (a knock on the door) Come in. (Gustavo enters with the file from Esteban. Bruno turns away)
Gustavo: By your leave --
Ana Paula: Bruno, will you allow me to talk to Gustavo?
Bruno: But –
Ana Paula: Please, Bruno. I ask you, please.
Bruno (angry, but only able to conceal it from her): As you say. (exits, pointedly closing the door behind him. The music takes on an impatient character.)
Gustavo (a little awkwardly): I guess I need to talk about this with you alone. Here are the papers about the water, for your signature. (hands her the file)
Ana Paula: Thanks. (opens the file as she goes behind the desk and picks up the pen) Here, right?
Ana Paula (signs, closes the file, and hands it back to him): It's ready. Here.
Ana Paula: Gustavo, wait. We have to talk. Today I told you I had doubts about my feelings.
Gustavo: Yes, yes; I know. But I don't understand what you have doubts about. (ominous music begins)
Ana Paula: Listen to me because now more than ever I want you to know I'm being honest with you. I'm going to tell you something very important.
Gustavo: What's up, Ana?
Ana Paula: I'm... I'm pregnant. I am going to have your baby.
Gustavo: Are you sure?
Ana Paula: Yes. Of course yes.
Gustavo: I can't believe it. My baby? You're going to have my baby! (embraces her to the sound of sad opera music almost like Puccini's. She embraces him somewhat less ardently and releases him). What is it? Doesn't this please you? (releases her)
Ana Paula (going back to the desk): Of course it pleases me.
Gustavo: Then what is it?
Ana Paula: For all that I want this baby it isn't planned. In these circumstances although I'm happy I'm very worried.
Gustavo (kissing her hand excitedly): It's our baby. Made from our love. Doesn't that matter? (tries to turn her face toward him)
Ana Paula: Yes, yes. This baby was made from much love, but –
Gustavo: But what? Other things don't matter to me. For you and the baby I am capable of anything.
Ana Paula: Gustavo, it's not just that I'm married –
Gustavo: This baby is mine. I am the father and I will assume responsibility. That will be. Ana, forget about Rogelio. Marry me, please.
Gustavo: I want to be present for his entire life.
Ana Paula: Yes. But I can't marry you.
Ana Paula: That I can't marry you because I don't know my own feelings. That wouldn't be fair.
Gustavo: What isn't fair is you doing this.
Ana Paula: Gustavo, you are my first love, the father of my child, and all that I have felt for you can't be compared to anyone or anything. But if I have feelings for someone I can't have them for anyone else. Not until I can define what is in my heart.
Gustavo: And when do you think you will do this? (sarcastically) When our baby is born?
Ana Paula: Ay, no. Of course not.
Gustavo: It's certain that the baby is mine. I will not permit anyone else to take care of him or you. At least while you're pregnant.
Ulisses' Café: The two friends lament their ill luck in love. Lady Chio's name comes into the conversation. She is supposed to be on a buying trip for her shop. For the moment Lord Esteban wants to be a bachelor.
Ana Paula: And do you think Rogelio would want me to be with you once he knows I'm pregnant? No, Gustavo. He will hate me and that is not the worst. You don't know what he would do to you if he knew you were the father. Don't think about me, Gustavo. It's better not to say anything now. It's better he doesn't know you're the father.
Gustavo: And what do you want me to do? To be grateful you're worried about me? Who are you, Ana Paula? I swear I don't know you.
Gustavo: Do you think that this baby gives us another opportunity?
Ana Paula: I think that before we talk about this I need to speak to Rogelio when he returns. Then we can find the solution.
Gustavo: I will talk to Rogelio.
Ana Paula: No, no, no, please. He will kill you. He will kill you and I will die because I can't live with that.
Gustavo (seizing her hand and looking into her eyes): For guilt or for love?
JS did look very ill. He is quite a man to have done a scene from his hospital bed. And you were right when you said a week ago that he and Ernesto probably went to the hospital for testing. I hope by the end of this TN Rohell will be walking.
Why has Chio showed up again? I was really hoping we had seen the last of him.
Boy, Vainy is having all kinds of problems. She ought to have her Mom put in the manicomio already and if Lord Shady Deal won't stop, she can always get Skelator to make him. I agree that The Shady Deal wants revenge on Sin too. I wonder how Rohell will handle all of this when he gets back?
I like how the Cupcake has taken charge of everything she really wants to save the hacienda despite all the problems she is having.
I hope a extra big anvil lands on the Tia and Skelator by the end of this TN. They are the worst especially about the baby. That baby is noone's business but the Cupcake, the Guscake and Rohell. I think Skelator is just mad, cause he wanted to sleep with her first. The Tia cause she would be losing all that money, that doesn't even belong to her.
Glad Miguel is going to try and straighten up, but Dani shouldn't have gone back to him. She could have supported him as a friend.
Gus was getting on my nerves constantly pestering AP. Give her some room to breathe for crying out loud. He and his sister are annoying.
Per the previews, Gus tells Cinthia the news and then she tells Vainessa. I wonder will Vainessa blab to Rog but she doesn't know where he is at the moment.
For the short term nobody will know where Rogelio is except Ernesto and that is to the good. However, I am wondering how long it will take (as in time of the characters' lives) before he is off the operating table and out of the wheelchair. This part of the story must have been moved up because of JS's illness. Will Rogelio return home before the baby is born (or Skelator somehow causes a miscarriage)?
As to the avances, Gustavo is truly naive to be telling Sinthia. This could never lead to anything good.
Despite the grim events, "Truly she should send for the nice young men in their white frock coats" made me smile. I also enjoyed: "Skelator is truly at his despicable best." Yes. Horrifically so...
I am at a loss to even begin to say how confused I am at these recent events. As this is a novels, I can't quite see Gus bowing out of the picture, leaving Ana and Rogelio to raise the child (and Cin? not even going there). I can only think something terrible is going to happen. To Gus? To the baby? This usually joyous event could not possibly be more complicated.
Carlos predicted a while ago Chio would be pregnant. Did we see a full body shot of her last night? I'm wondering...
Your title is stellar UA. And, extremely appropriate.
ITA; Bruno will try to cause a miscarriage of AP's baby. You could see it in his eyes. (How one would do this in real like I have no idea, but he managed to do it in Eva Luna.)
Efrain in the early scene suggested to Sinthia that she bribe Gus to marry her using some money from her inheritance, and (after pausing, looking seriously like she was considering it), Sinthia told him Gus isn't the type to be bribed. It is amazing how the unscrupulous characters often assume that anyone can be bribed.
Rohell looked better I thought than he had in scenes past. What a trooper!
Efrain would be open to being bribed for anything and he's willing to sell information. He sees Gustavo as a rival for Sinthia; therefore he must be the same because he would be like him. Efrain may not see Gustavo's basic integrity because he is so lacking in it himself.
Tia MentiRosa has to believe that Ana Paula is willing to prostitute herself for money and luxuries because she would do it herself if she were younger. She herself has never had any luck with men so she begrudges Ana Paula's quest for the right love.
Sinthia deals with a controlling brother who won't give her her share of the inheritance, so she becomes greedy for it. She sees greed in Ana Paula for marrying said brother.
Vainessa gets what she wants via seduction and deception and only someone else like that could take Rogelio away from her? Compound that with her rival being her own sister. This apple fell right at the foot of the tree.
AP can't hide out until the baby is born, but I'm wondering whether Rogelio will be home before then. I keep thinking of the TN rule about needing two operations before someone can walk (or see).
Has Miguel been redeemed? He finally admitted he had a problem and was going into AA. He is a lot more interesting when he and Dani react.
Ana Paula is smart in some ways (trying to save the hacienda), but so very, very dumb in ways that really matter. This character is very frustrating to me. Why did she have to tell the scheming and disgusting aunt the results of the test?
She could have kept this information to herself for a bit so that she could think about what she needed to do.
She needs to step back and meditate on these things facing her. There are way too many jerky people constantly in her face.
How can one character be so clueless. There are tons of clues staring her right in the face about the character of the bug eyed Bruno and the pathetic, clingy aunt.
It would be so much more interesting to have her start seeing these clues sooner rather than later.
Rohelio is a man's man. He will be rightly insulted and angry for so many reasons when he finds out about this baby. I don't think it is the baby that will upset him the most, but the knowledge that EVERYONE knew before him.
I'd like to slap this Ana Paula in the face and tell her to wake up.
Thank you again, recapper.
I wonder if the two surgery rule will apply here, since this is an unexpted hiatus for the story.
We keep seeing in the lead-in Rohell sitting on a bench with a cane, which makes me think we will see him walking but probably until the end.
Having said that, AP is in danger from Bruno, Rosaura, and Sinthia (who actually said she could kill her with her own hands). Possibly also Vainessa once Rogelio can walk again, but she might be a longer shot now that she knows her mother committed murder. We know everyone's motives here.
If AP is visibly pregnant when Rogelio gets home Vainessa will try to sell her own hotness once again. If there is a miscarriage that could be dismissed as a rumor. If there is a baby somebody has a lot of lying or explaining to do.
Rogelio will lose his temper under any of these possibilities.
Thank you for another fine recap. Great title!
Well, Ana Paula has herself in a real pickle, doesn't she?
Wow. Salinas did look dreadful. It is good to know that in real life he is back to health.
I am excited to see the "walking" storyline so early in the show. I don't think the story is ruined if he doesn't walk again, but it would sure be sweet for him to regain the use of his legs.
Chio is one of the most annoying spare girl characters I have ever seen. Eeewww...her stalker-entitlement creeps me out.
Elna June, I was sure that he'd be in the wheelchair until just before ultimas semanas, but my gut tells me that JS would be really antsy by that time. He is a Leo, after all and therefore the top cat of this story...
Seems like the whole town will know about Cupcake's baby before Rogelio. Cupcake needs to think about why Bruno would be the first person Tia would tell. As the previews indicate, Gus will tell Sin (why oh why?) and Sin will tell Vainessa (oh no). Cupcake screwed up but she’s one of the few selfless people in this TN.
Maria's been looking very wistful. Maybe she herself was once pregnant by the wrong man at the wrong time. Maria isn't thinking clearly if she thinks Gus is the kind of man that wouldn't be involved in his child's life. If he were a deadbeat dad, maybe AP could keep the identity unknown to Rogelio but not with Gus.
As others commented earlier, Rogelio has never even hinted at having someone killed. I don't believe he would try to have Gus killed. He would just backslide emotionally to the old douchebag, and probably not be a fit dad for Margarito. If he and Cupcake could have some alone time, as tough as it is, they could sort it out. Don’t know how he’d deal with the snickers from the townfolks though.
So glad I'm watching this long after Jorge Salinas' health crisis lifted. It must've raised his spirits to be able to do a scene in the hospital.
The only other choice the network would have had would have been to replace JS and the series would not have felt the same.
As an opera fan I have to notice the music! TNs and opera have so much in common.
JS did look a bit pale but OMG what a smile!
I figured we hadn't seen the last of Chio.
Did he or did he not (Esteban) tell Gus that Vainy owns La Negra??
Too bad I missed the scene where Bruno gets the news about AP's pregnancy. I hear he out-eyeballed Elsa la loca.
No, I'm pretty sure that Esteban did not tell Gus that Vainy owned Rancho La Negra. He almost told Mersnotty, but held back. I look forward to that particular reveal.
I can see why Gus would be incredulous that AP wouldn't choose him now that she's expecting his child, and still is needing to "clarify" her feelings. I loved his question whether she was going to wait until after the child is born to finally figure out her feelings. Good question!
Bruno almost out-bugged Elsa, but not quite. His evil is out of control.
I think it pretty much says a LOT that Cupcake can't know right off that Gus is the guy to go with. Hello, he's going to be the father of her child? My interpretation (as a Rogeliana, lol) is that if it was 50-50 Rohell-Gus in her mind, that this would tip it waaaaaaay over to Gus. That she can't make herself go with Gus means that if the Cupcake weren't in the oven, that Rohell would be coming out way ahead.
Her indecision is getting very annoying, but cutting her a little bit of slack here...she still can't let go of the "fairy tale love-at-first-sight" thing with Gus, and her belief (or fear?) that this must be of greater significance than it really is. In truth, Gus is the puppy-love guy, while Rohell is the grown-up love guy. But since she's so naive and hasn't got a lot of past experience to draw upon, she doesn't realize this yet. And I'm sure the emotions from the pregnancy aren't helping clear her head either.
Wow, poor Jorge Salinas didn't look good at ALL in this episode. His eyes looked so big and kind of haunted. Bless him, though, he is such a professional and a trooper to drag himself out of (almost literally!) his deathbed to do these scenes. He really is awesome. I'll bet he was chomping at the bit to get back to work, because despite looking pretty pale and wan in these scenes, he still seems to exude energy.
I agree with those who say that what is going to be the problem is that Rohell was kept in the dark about Cupcake's pregnancy for so long. He is touchy about people thinking he's "stupid" because he's in the chair. To find out that everyone knew what was going on, but not him, is not going to be taken well by him.
If nothing short-circuits this (which it will), AP's strategy should be to first tell him what is happening at the hacienda and what she is doing about it. After that she should tell him about the baby. Gustavo should get a job transfer immediately and Rogelio should give Sinthia enough money to tour Europe for a year.
But we know things will get much worse than this before they get better.
Can't believe I missed the Tia tells Bruno scene! And what was with Gus telling Cinthia! There's dumb and there's imbecil. With all these people around it, the babycake is going to needs lots of luck and prayers to San Francisco.
At least they ate the enchiladas so we don't have to hear about those for a while.
ITA that Rog is going to be pissed off Big Time when he finds out he's the only one who didn't know. He can also blame that disgusting temper of his for it!
JS did look ill and yet he was a trooper. On the other hand, it may have given him another reason to live, doing what he loves best despite having to recuperate. I'm certain the cardiologist was on set and allowed only a finite number of minutes for him to get through the taping!
He was also in "Accoralada" (sp?), not really a bad guy but a bad boy. Married two young women who turned out to be media hermanas, lol!
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