Friday, May 04, 2012
LQNPA, Thursday 5-03, #92: The Woman Who Couldn't Figure Out Why She Stayed Up To Watch This Episode
***Episode 92 is below...for realz***
Hey all, it's been a long week, a long day, and now it's a late night, so things are gonna be pretty brief, except that I may also go on bizarre tangents. Cause I had some wine. It happens. Anyway…
Esteban's going to go ahead and supervise the drilling of the well since Gus is persona non grata at the hacienda.
Vanessa trades Bruno David's share of Rancho La Negra for getting back together with Rogelio. And exactly how does Bruno plan to pull that off?
Ernesto spent the night out of the house…thinking. He really has an issue with Mercedes' attitude and the way she's not thinking about the pueblo's need for medical services. I really have an issue with Mercedes' babying her brother. They make up. For now. I give it a week. No, too generous. I give it a day and a half.
Why is Macaria tending to Efrain's wounds? Ah, she's making a play to get the infamous letter back.
Oh, good grief. Rogelio wants Ulises to spy on Gustavo in town. He also wants Gus kicked out of the local inn/B&B.
If he won't hand over the letter, Macaria wants Efrain to at least tell her what it said. He whines and tries to worm his way back into her pants.
Ulises tells Rogelio about the existence of the letter, but that's really all he can say.
Bruno tells Ana Paula that Rogelio and Vanessa's PDA is what ruined their chances of adopting Margarito.
Ulises makes excuses for why he never handed over the letter before. Mainly, because it was supposed to go to Margarito when he turned 16. Rogelio suggests Ulises ask his gosssipy wife what it said, since she probably read it.
Ana Paula yells at Rogelio for screwing up the adoption.
Margarito writes a letter for his counselor to send…presumably to someone at the hacienda. Maura comes in to fetch Margarito to lunch. A delivery guy comes in with a bunch of boxes from Rogelio. Toys for all the kids. The stuffed horse is for Margarito.
Rutilio is still whining to Bruno about his need for money. Bruno is unsympathetic. I can't imagine why.
Rogelio says he'll find a way to fix it. AP says if he doesn't, she'll go adopt him on her own when the contract is over. Rogelio references AP's "marital duties" but doesn't get to explain that any further. Vanessa comes in weeping and whining that the same guy who killed Maripaz broke into her office. He very generously offers to let her conduct business from the hacienda. AP doesn't like the idea. Rogelio is willing to let Vanessa hang all over him when AP is in the room, but once she leaves, he tells her not to get any ideas--things will be on his terms.
Cinthia checks out Gustavo's busted-up face in the fonda. He says Efrain did it on his own, because he has a thing for Cinthia. Efrain comes in to tell Cin that no one's supposed to be talking to Gustavo. Gus starts to get into it with him, but Cin tells Efrain to wait outside.
Rog won't sleep with Vanessa. Vanessa offers to help Rogelio get a baby if he wants one so badly. She'd rather he not be stuck with AP. Rog is now glad that Vanessa ditched him before, since at least she was being honest with him. She tells him she'd do anything to get him back.
AP complains to Dany about Vanessa. She decides to just avoid Vanessa. Rosaura offers to get Rogelio to quit upsetting AP.
Gus still loves Paula and wants to get her out of the house. Cinthia gets upset at hearing that and leaves the fonda. There was more conversation than that, but it bored me, so I ignored it.
While Ernesto and Mercedes review some paperwork, she finds the letter from AP to Rogelio that Ernesto never gave him. He takes the letter to give it back to AP.
Cinthia is upset at Efrain for making it so obvious that he's into her.
Rogelio tells Bruno to set up an office for Vanessa. He's pissed to find out that Rutilio had been working for Bruno, since that reflects badly on him as well. Rogelio tells Bruno about the letter. That Ulises had. That he doesn't have anymore. That he never read, so he has no idea what it said.
Gustavo complains to Esteban that he got kicked out of the B&B. He doesn't want to stay with Ern and Mercedes. He won't leave the town.
Aw, man! Macaria did the nasty with Efrain AGAIN. Ulises comes back. He stopped by the police station and found out that the guy who killed Maripaz is back in town and broke into Vanessa's office. And also Rogelio is pissed off about the letter. Ulises is lovey with Macaria, which only makes her feel more guilty.
OK, so Bruno set up the whole "break-in" to help Vanessa. He tries to claim David's property and Vanessa's knee. He fails at one or both of those.
Per Esteban, Gustavo will find another job quickly. Mercedes whines. Esteban tells her to quit letting her whininess get between her and Ernesto.
Efrain rats out AP to Rogelio for calling Gustavo earlier.
Cinthia and Vanessa have yet another bitch session about how everybody loves AP. Cinthia suggests "extreme measures"…which apparently includes getting Vanessa to live at the hacienda.
Rogelio wants the land line cut off and Rosaura and Dany's cell phones confiscated.
Um, that was quite a shot of Susana Gonzalez's butt in those jeans. I can't believe she's nearly 40. I'm contemplating the amount of working out it would take to have a butt like that and it just makes me want to eat ice cream out of the carton and drink wine straight from the bottle. Bruno reports to the ladies that Rogelio is still trying to bust Margarito out of the orphanage. He does know of a way Rogelio could do it, but he's not going to tell him. In exchange for…? He doesn't say yet, but I'm sure there will be something. He does tell them Rogelio wants the letter found.
Rosaura asks Efrain what's up with this mystery letter she's hearing about. Efrain gets frisky as he wrestles Rosaura's cell phone away from her. Or tries to. She hands it over to him, bragging that Rogelio will give it back to her himself. Apparently, she stole Dany's phone earlier and it's now tucked inside her bra.
Cinthia complains to Efrain about the letter. Efrain won't return her money and he won't tell her who he gave it to, either, since she's seeing Gustavo again. He's got a snake ready and Cinthia wants to deploy it. Get your mind out of the gutter. On second thought, don't…she probably has thoughts about that too.
Consuelo comes to visit. Since she and Miguel are friends again, Maria gives Consuelo back the comb that he made for her.
Ernesto brought the budget for the clinic for Rogelio's approval. Rogelio's fine with the plan, he wants the best OB equipment for AP and the baby, but he doesn't want to hear about Mercedes or Gustavo and he's pissed that he ever thought Ernesto was his friend. That was kinda sad.
Gus goes to Mercedes and Ern's place with his tail between his legs. He can't get a room anywhere in San Gabriel. Mercedes insists on him staying, at least for one night.
Ernesto stands up for himself, claiming patient confidentiality. He vows to keep his work and personal life separate. Rogelio backs down and agrees. Ern reminds Rogelio that AP still need to stay calm. He'd like to check her out while he's there. Rogelio agrees, but says he'll go with him.
Efrain goes back to the fonda and insists on talking to Macaria about the letter. She tells him that Ulises has gone to the police about it. She suggests that if the letter is so important to Rogelio, then Efrain ought to be able to get a lot of money for it.
AP's still doing ok, but she needs to chill. Ernesto offers to come back next week, but Rogelio insists that AP will be attended by the best gynecologist in the region. Ernesto leaves and Rogelio gripes at AP that she only wanted to be alone with him to ask about Gustavo. She complains that she never has a second of privacy and Rogelio agrees that she won't have one!
Macaria suggests leaving the letter in Rogelio's desk so he doesn't get in trouble for having it. Ulises comes back and asks for Efrain's advice about finding the letter.
Rosaura has been summoned by Rogelio, along with Miguel and Dany. He kicks them out.
Tomorrow: AP's life is in danger.
Snake in bed bites Ana. Rogelio finds her after reading her letter. She gets antidote, but antidote bad for baby. Goose and Ro-hell glare at each other for hours in hospital waiting room. Ana alive but might be in coma. Baby dead. Cinthia livid that Goose ran to hospital to be with Ana even though Mercedes points out it's his baby - so duh! Cinthia feels no remorse about killing the child of the man she so "lurves", she's livid that Ro-hell found AP in time to save her. Everyone hears the sad news.
I kept hearing 5ft Latina saying "Tacky, Tacky!"
Irene, Gustavo doesn't understand Rogelio at all except for the possible macho stuff. He probably thinks that no man would want to raise a child sired by another, especially when it results from adultery. He may not be well-schooled in history.
Always note that in any novela where there is that bogus medical crisis question "Should I save your wife or the baby?" the husband always says "Save my wife."
Somewhere in the next few episodes the following will have to happen:
-- Rogelio will have to wonder what took Sinthia so long to find her cell phone (that he didn't want her to have in the first place so why wasn't she wearing it?)
-- Gustavo will wonder where the hell those two snakes came from
I've already seen tonight's episode (won't be home, so I watched it online) and I will really enjoy taking care of the aftermath on Monday.
There's new music in tonight's episode and it's excellent.
But, gus even didn't say thank you to Rogelio, that he saved the life of the woman he loves. What a shame.
Yes. Wine. Let's blame the wine. I had actual excitement to recap and I MISSED IT! Well, hell with this, maybe I'll just recap it anyway now that I'm conscious.
I can't blame the wine entirely. I have/had 2 sale dates for chocolates and it's a concert week so I have/had extra rehearsals. I came just shy of pulling all-nighters to make enough chocolates to put in boxes, hoping to entice people to buy boxes for Mother's Day.
OK, lemme get my coffee in and then watch an episode where something actually happens!
Yes, unlike in 91, a little something really did happen in episode 92 LOL!
There was some great acting last night. You felt the pain of both Rog and Gus.
When is someone, anyone, going to catch on to Sin, Vain and Brutus?
OT: Audrey, what are you cooking tomorrow?
We went to a Tres de Mayo party last night to get in the mood for Saturday.
Audrey, good luck with the soup. Making soup from scratch is one of my favorite winter things. I'm going to make a Jello dessert since I won't be leaving the house for a while.
As I said, Tia will live in hacienda forever. In "her" hacienda. It was so funny to watch her in this episode.
I'm sitting here eating a slice of coconut tres leches cake that my husband made. Mmmmmmm! Does that count? LOL!
I made a huge meal of cochinita pibil a couple of weekends ago for friends. We ate off the leftovers for a week! I might be all cooked out for traditional Mexican food for a while, although I DID start researching pipián verde sauce... BTW - watching cooking videos on YouTube is pretty good for learning Spanish comprehension. I recently watched several from Guatemala and they spoke so much slower and smoother than the Mexicans!
Of course, coconut tres leches counts but double since your husband made it. I think I will look for my Mexican chocolate cake recipe since you mentioned cake and of course Kat's marathon sessions with chocolate.
I love pumpkin seeds so I may be doing a little research myself and learning a little more Spanish.
Thanks for any help!
UA, I am SO jealous of your getting to see the entire Ring at the Met. My travels will even interfere with my seeing most of them "live in HD". Sigh.
Did anyone else think that when Sin was saying that the venom needs to kill both AP and the baby that Effer was looking at her like "Oh my, you have gone over the edge to crazyville'? He seemed to be happy that just the baby was going to die, and couldn't believe Sin insisting that both need to die.
I was hoping that Rog could get Tia to confess some more things when she was saying she would be loyal to Rog. If he just prodded her a bit, I bet she would have ratted out Bruno.
Marcaria can tell Effer that if he doesn't give that letter to Rog, she will tell him herself that Effer has it. She needs to do that.
I agree about calling Gus about the options. There were no options. Either the baby dies or they both die. You chose. How ridiculous.
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Juanita, do you live in NYC? If so the Ring is being presented next season as well.
I agree with everyone, that "calling the baby daddy to see if it's okay to not let Cupcake die" was LAME. LAAAAAAAMMMMMMME LAME LAME LAME. I agree it was to increase the drama (as everyone has pointed out) and also to show that Rohell, who has been such a douche lately, isn't 100% douche all the time. We needed a break from his non-stop douchbaggery. And also, it was to show how much the Goosestavito LUURRRRVED that baby. What a guy. Anyway.
Compare Rohell's reaction to his sister Sinthia, who is hoping that the baby AND Cupcake die. I think Effer was really ill over how crazy she's become, but hey, he doesn't distance himself from her, so . . .
The loss of the baby is yet one more sad event in this tangled web of bitterness, betrayal, anger and confusion. the healing process can't begin quickly enough.
I'm starting to wonder whether Sinthia will be nuts enough to tell Vainessa about the snakes and how Vainessa would take it. Thus far she hasn't shown any bloodlust, but that could begin any minute now.
I keep expecting some divine entity to strike Rosaura dead, but we're stuck with her until the end.
I can't watch the next episode. There will be so many tears. I really shocked, that producers killed the baby this way. Shame on me, as I never wanted this baby be born. But this way. No, it's so tragic. And poor AP and Rogelio when they will find out, that it was all about Sin.
But i know, that soon we'll see the rainbow.
It's only human nature to want both the baby and the mother to come out unharmed and even though it's a very remote chance that can happen, someone in Rog's position, would probably think the chance needs to be taken.
If the hospital called me up and said my wife was injured badly and they think that aborting her baby would be better give her a very significant increase in the chance she might live, I'd be heartbroken. This assumes she can't make the decision herself. I'd have to consent to the abortion and apart from legal reasons, my getting to choose reconciles me to certain facts, or at least the doctors would think so.
Rogelio knew what needed to be done, but he also knew that--contrary to what he claims--he is not as emotionally invested in the baby, and that it is not his own. If Gus said no, I am sure Rog would have ignored him. But, he still knew that he had to give Gus the chance to choose the right thing to do.
People in a crisis often do not think straight, so I find it plausible that Gus would be given a choice even though there is only one choice to make.
It was a good episode. Jose Ron isn't a very good actor, at least if his acting in LQNPA is the criterion, but he finally showed some real passion, whereas before he just used to huff and puff.
I wonder what will happen to Gus. Perhaps he turns to the dark side, so to speak, wanting to destroy Rog like David and Bruno wanted to do. I exclude Vanessa because I just find her somewhat incompetent and her passion for Rog's destruction is based on a flimsy reason, whereas Bruno has been holding this grudge his entire life; it's Bruno's reason for living.
Now, Gus has a reason to destroy Rog. He knows about water; maybe he'll use that knowledge in a way that David couldn't. I don't know how that could be but maybe it could be.
Or maybe he decides to marry Cinthia, just as a ploy to have Cinthia get her half of the ranch. He can just tell her that he still loves Paula, and the marriage won't last, but at least it hurts Rog and helps her.
If Rog can have a contract with AP, why can't Gus have one with Cinthia. What's good for the goose is good for the gander maybe.
Anyway, in an earlier post, I said this was my first TN. I think I'm going to buy a college textbook on eBay and really start learning the language.
I don't believe Gus has it in him to destroy anyone. He's just not that kind of person, as is AP.
i know that Rogelio is not the good boy. But he never said he is. And Gus always said that he is good and honest. Really? So, his way to be a good boy - is blame everyone in the world for his problems.
Do you know our sometime commenter GatoViejo is maintaining a web page with both the Spanish and English captions for this series? It really helps if you you record it, but even if you only saw the episode when broadcast, you can probably follow the caption feed: http://users.frii.com/markzimm/lqnpa/
You might consider the "Practice Makes Perfect" Spanish series of workbooks. The vocabulary book covers some basic grammar - enough to get started. Then there is a more complete Spanish grammar one.
Hugo was very sad about the engagement but at least he isn't likely to kill anyone.
I pretty much continue to hate everyone...Cin (even though she is probably certifiable) EF (although he didn't seem all that proud of himself - I mean, really, two snakes?), Vanessa (who is just plain mean), Tia (nothing more to say there) and I could go on.
The next few nights will be hard to watch and since this is Friday, they will leave us hanging tonight. I could do with a little less Gus.
One thing I noted was that when Rog was rolling down the hallway towards Cupcake's room (right before she got bit) he was holding the letter. I think he was going to ask her about it, possibly so he could fold like a cheap deck of cards (my new favorite catchphrase) and make up. He soooo wants to forgive her and get her back, it's obvious. He's battling between his bitter douchebagginess and his besotted lovesickness.
David, welcome. I like your thoughtful comments. I'm also here to learn Spanish and it's really working. Being a perfectionist, I get tongue-tied when I actually have to engage in conversation, but this morning, I asked the crossing guard about her daughter and had a nice sociable exchange in Spanish while waiting to get through the traffic on my bike. Problem is, most people want to come back at you in English! Persistence pays.
It looked as though Efrain felt a bit of guilt for his part in the attempted murder of AP and I think he's realizing that Cinthia is becoming more unhinged.
After watching this twice I was able to converse and to watch novelas (but I add vocab all the time).
LXV - that's cool about chatting in Spanish. I'm curious: where do you live that you can have a passing conversation with a Spanish speaker? I live in a bilingual community, but I think there are only pockets in the US that are truly like that. I look so "gringa" that people sometimes have trouble replying to me in English, but as you say - persistence pays!