Casa de Don Lucio: Eliar, who stole Gall from Paloma, tells Paloma that Gall should have kept his pecker in his pants and not slept with Paloma (especially since he didn’t love her). Outraged that Gall did not remain faithful to her during their engagement, Eliar points out that Gall didn’t realize how much he was hurting Paloma and he doesn’t deserve their forgiveness. Eliar begs Paloma not to leave town because Gall will be in Paloma’s heart where ever she lives. She can’t run away from her feelings. Paloma tells Eliar that she can’t be near Gall because it hurts too much. Eliar swears to Paloma that Gall will not hurt Paloma again. Paloma says that she has to leave and hurries out of the door. Dolores, who has been listening to the conversation, tells Elisa that Paloma hasn’t told them everything.
Yucateco: The office is empty except for Enrique and Carito, the receptionist. Enrique tells Carito that she looks bad (no wonder he can’t keep a woman), she’s skinny and she needs to eat. Enrique’s going to get a bite to eat; he invites her out with him. Carito grabs her purse, but almost faints on the way out. Enrique catches her before she hits the floor. She tells him that she hasn’t been feeling well lately since she’s been doing all of the work at Yucateco. Between Enrique’s love life, Braulio trying to carry Dolores’ milk, Elisa getting kidnapped, Gall going crazy and Don Lucio’s Tostacho parties, she’s had to put in a lot of overtime. She’s heard of “my girl Friday”, but this is ridiculous! Enrique offers to take her to his father for a check-up. Carito believes that she simply lacks vitamins. Enrique tells her to take the tomorrow off. Why don’t they just close down the plant? Nobody has time to work! Read more »
When last we parted ways with Camila and her posse, Issssadora had just
flopped her ample and aptly, though poorly, camouflaged caboose (ala the latest in desert lizard) on a chair in the office of her defunct hubby’s notary; and she had
told him that she planned on counterfeiting a phony will for her DIL and would
be the one forging her name on it. At
the same time Daniel was left gawking at Amanda’s new boarder, Hench the
Trench, cuz the guy’s huge scorpion tat had given him away as the same dude who’d
broken into Dan’s apartment and who’d shot and murdered Miriam, his pregnant
wife, consequently starting this whole nightmare that just won’t end.
Lo Del Nuevo
Natalie arrives to find Dan mumbling to himself that he’s going to kill
that guy. “--Who?” “--That man out there! He’s the guy who came to kill me and ended up
killing my wife and child!” She tries
calming him down and making him see reason. He’s too upset to listen. “—But
he’ll try it again! You heard me! He destroyed my life and he took from me what
I loved most! He’s going to pay for it
with his own life!” Nat wisely shuts the
kitchen window’s shutters near the stairs just as Hench is going up them to
find his room. Nat again warns Dan to
take it easy cuz if the guy sees him he’s likely to kill him (and all of them
while he’s about it) right then and there!
Nope, he should leave by the back way and not let the man see him.
Amanda comes back into the kitchen now and says Hench is her new
boarder. Ruh-Roh! Dan’s heart goes flying into his throat. Poor Amanda doesn’t understand till Nat
explains that this is the gunman who killed Dan’s pregnant wife. Amanda is drop-jaw impactada.
Back in Saloman’s office, Hisssadora is still giving Sal a piece of her
mind, after remembering him helping her old sleaze-bag of a hubby, Eleazar, pass
her off “legally” as Alonso’s mother when they all knew the kid was really the
son of some slutty servant the old coot (now sterile and/or impotent) had been
boinking a while before. “—He had a son from her and married me without telling
me. He tricked me!” Sal reminds her that infant Al came into her
life at such a young age that he’s always considered her his mother. Issssadora has a hissy fit. She screams back at Sal at the top of her
lungs. “—Well, I’m not!!!” (Wow. Who knew?) Saloman, she reminds him, forged her name on the
boy’s birth certificate, without her
permission, so that the old dude’s bastard son could enter into “respectable
Well, says Sal, if you
didn’t want to, why’d you agree to keep quiet?
Isssa, we see in flashbacks, was at least as young as Luzma and had no
choice or the old pervert was threatening to punish her family unmercifully. He had her terrorized
and cowed [sometida]. (Ya know, ya gotta
figure something was already screwy
with that marriage—and probably Issssa’s whole family--especially when they can
marry her off to a guy old enough to be her grandfather!!) Hissadora threatens Sal with reporting him to
the police, ruining his reputation and his family’s good name (not to mention
his eventually having to share a cell with some hardcore criminal in a Mexican
prison and a name change from Saloman to Sally). She gives him the ultimatum of do it or else
and it’s safe to assume that Sal doesn’t give Hissadora much static after that.
At the B&B, meanwhile, Amanda sends Nat up to tend to Hench and to
see if she can reckon anything about the guy’s plans while she’s at it.
Hench is on the phone with Dionisio, who wants him to take down an
address cuz the guy living there can lead him directly to DDA. Nat comes in with the towels. She gets a look
at the address Hench writes down before excusing herself. Nat goes back into the kitchen and tells the
others what she read. Daniel has a fit
because it’s Rafa’s street. So, Nat
tells the others how that morning Al and Mama wanted her to find out exactly
when Rafa and Viv took up residence there in the town, supposedly to check up
on what kind of people these friends of DDA’s were after Rafa made a big to-do
about knowing DDA. Dan explains that
that was a part of their plans to unmask the villains and agrees to give them
reliable [fidedigna=trustworthy] information about the others. “--It won’t matter because they don’t have
anything to hide.”
Nat tries talking her mother into getting rid of the new boarder
somehow. Amanda refuses and wants to
keep the guy there so they can keep an eye on him. Anyway, she feels guilty, she tells them,
because if she hadn’t opened her big mouth to the padre, none of this stuff
would have happened. In the meantime, he’s not to come back to the B&B or
to be seen around town till they can get to the bottom of things. It would only make matters worse. The bad guy leaves his key with Amanda and
says he’s got to run an errand.
Dan leaves the B&B and calls Rafa to meet him at the church. They’ve got to talk and he can’t do it at the
Leoncio sees Pablo walking up the drive and intercepts him. Sra. Camila isn’t in. Pablo has to leave a message for her (which,
of course, Mr.Tubbs never intends on giving).
“—Tell her…er…Pablo Albarrán came by and needs to talk.” “—I know exactly who you are.” Rodolfo is on the veranda and hears Leo lying
about Cam not being there right now. Pablo
cuts his losses and heads for home.
At school, Luzma worries that Pablo and she aren’t getting married the
next day because they argued over Tolentino and him fighting. Irena tells her to get real and then suggests
if Luzma wants to make sure, then to go over to his place and apologize. They walk past Iliana and Yago who are a ways
down the main drag. Illy points her out
to Yago and he responds from the male point of reference, somewhere south of
the belt buckle but north of the kneecaps.
He likes what he sees. “—Well
she’s definitely not ugly, in fact quite the opposite! Definitely no naca, either. [Little Bro] has
always had good taste.” Illy sniffs,
disgusted. Yago asks about the
wedding. She tells him to trust her. “--Somebody will do something to prevent them
from getting married.”
Cami comes in for dinner and storms back out again after she learns that
D’Andres wasn’t around to help with the remainder of the vaccinations because
Augustina “loaned him out” uh-gain to
Dio for something or other. Dio seems to
think that because he’s Gussie’s intended, he is entitled to use him or to do
whatever else he has a notion to whenever he feels like it, she says. Everyone there keeps making decisions about the
rancho and its personnel without getting her approval first! She’s not convinced they need security anyway,
she adds, especially after what Rafa told them. Mama should hire somebody
specifically for security, if that’s what she wants, but leave her employees to
her so they can do the job they were hired to do.
The others think she’s overreacting.
Heck the guy’s only a chauffeur, says Lon. Yeah, says Cami, but he did a good job
assisting with the vaccinations and when she needed him again he was sent off
for the whole day! She’s the one running
the show there, she reminds them, but everyone seems to be forgetting that
little fact. Would they mind not keeping
her out of the loop in the future, huh??
Ximeana tells Al that for her sis to make such a scene over the guy,
this is somebody she’s really gotta meet (and
try to get her gold-digging claws into)!
At the church, Rafa and Dan discuss no longer being able to be seen with
each other and Dan having to stay out of sight now that the murderer is staying
in town to spy on Rafa in hopes of being led to DDA.
Back at the M.Q. again, Rodolfo mentions to Cami that Pablo came looking
for her earlier in the day, but that Leoncio told the kid she was gone. Cam gets pissed and heads off, mumbling to
herself, to look for Leo.
Speaking of Leo, he starts putting the screws to Hisssadora for refusing
to pay him what she’d promised. He tells
her he’s been putting 2+2 together (about as high as this pervie ever learned to count) and is thinking she’s the one who finished
off the poor padre. After all, she was
gone from the rancho during the time the old guy was given his one-way ticket
up to the Pearly Gates. She tells him to
stop with the stupid suppositions, that his anger has him imagining things and
to just leave it alone. Just then up
walks Cam and Isssa pretends to finish giving the guy instructions from
Al. Hisssa shows her a mouthful of
pearly whites. “—Oh! Well, hi there,
Camila! I’m just heading into the house. See you there!” Cam takes the opportunity to bawl him out for
telling Pablo she wasn’t around when she was and “assuming she didn’t want to
be bothered.” She yells at him to go
fetch Pablo immediately and bring him back with him.
On his way back to the rancho, Dan gets a call from Aaron introducing
himself and letting him know that he will help Rafa and him with their plan to
catch the bad guys by pretending to be the fugitive heir. Yes, Vivi has explained what’s been
happening. The lives they’re leading are
180° opposite. “—Well, it’s not the life I
wanted or asked for.” “—That’s why I
want to help you.” Dan’s very grateful for what he’s doing, he
says. Aaron says, forget it. “—Hoy por mi, mañana por ti. [I might need you to
do the same for me sometime.] Tell Rafa
that Daniel Diaz Acosta will arrive there tomorrow.” Viv checks in with Dan afterwards before he
clicks off. “Mission accomplished.” She
will be calling Rafa next and giving him the 411. Dan clicks off and breathes a
sigh of relief.
Meanwhile, Gussie gets ready for her first sales dinner meeting
(undoubtedly as a naïve and unsuspecting pitch-person for one of Dio’s pyramid
Issssa takes a minute to chat with Al about Leo’s little suppositions and
probable threats. She’s going to have to
think of something to keep his mouth shut a bit longer. Al reminds her there’s no money left for that
now. Yeah, but not to worry, something
will come to mind. She leaves as he
squirts breath freshener into his mouth.
(Ugggggh! Just the thought of
that guy’s tongue anywhere near my tonsils makes me ill!!!)
At the same time Luzma follows Irena’s advice and goes looking for Pablo
at La Buenaventura. She runs into
Mariano who is thrilled to meet her.
She’s there to clear up some bad vibes.
Mariano says he’ll be happy to know she is there looking for him cuz he
went to the M.Q. to look for her earlier but didn’t have a chance to speak with
her. He gives her some mush about a true
love like theirs comes rarely and ought to be cherished. She heads off to the back forty to find Pablo
and they coo at one another like a couple of turtle doves. Yep, the wedding is still on. Tío Leo shows up at the front gates now
looking for Pablo.
Across the way again, Lonso and Ximeana (the reason behind all that
useless spritzing of Listerine) are taking a post prandial stroll through the
gardens. She says she’s heard Cam wants
a divorce. He says yeah, but he won’t
agree to it because of course he is so totally in luhhhhhhv with her. Al, says Xi, how could you love a woman who
talks to you like a dog? “--She treats
to you the same way she does Maja. (Only Maja doesn’t growl like Al does,
though.) Besides, the two of you aren’t
having sex.” He pshaws at that and says
that’s only temporary and they’ll be back at it soon enough. She guffaws and smirks. “—Even
you don’t believe that, Alonso!” (Hey, this is Bella he’s talking to
here.) She tells him it’s got to be the
money thing with him. He might as well
wait to divorce till she inherits the ranch and then take advantage of the situation
and demand his half of it (and that should be enough for Ximeana to glom onto once he’s single again and
she can hook him). He laughs nervously and jokes that she’s dreaming up horror movie
scenarios in her head. Nope, I’m not,
she smiles back at him. “—If it’s any consolation, if I were in your situation,
Id’ do exactly the same.” Well, if she
were married to somebody who was inheriting lots of money she’d sure as heck not leave until she made darned
sure she got to take her a fair portion of that pile o’ pesos with her! In
fact, she’ll help him fight that divorce. Why? Cuz she likes him and abhors her sister.
Gussie’s dinner meeting starts.
Cami’s there listening and takes a moment to ask Issssa what she and
Leoncio were discussing. “—Just clarifying
orders from Alonso, like I said.” Gussie’s
dinner meeting is turning into a success.
Two sales. Cami tells her mama how
proud she is of her and gives her hugs. Isssa
coos and gushes.
Illy comes with the message for Pablo that there’s some old dude looking
for him at the front gate from the M.Q. Ruh-Roh!
Luzma panics. Could he be
looking for her? Pablo heads off to the
main drive. Illy fakes friendship and makes
nice with Luzma. She’s really not Luzma’s
enemy, really she isn’t…..
Tío Leo it is, telling Pablo he’s there to take him to see Sra. Camila
now. Pablo tells him to tell her his
problem’s been resolved and he’ll see her tomorrow. “—At the rancho?” No, Pablo says, but she knows where. Leo silently curses and thinks to himself that she’s been invited and is
going then, the female pimp [alcahueta=procuress]!!” Leo leaves.
Pablo calls Luzma on Illy’s cell to tell her nothing to worry
about. He was there for something
else. The wedding is still on.
D’Andres walks into Cami’s cabaña (without knocking, natch) and takes her
by surprise. He heard she was looking for him.
She tells him to make sure he advises her any time he’s going off
property. He apologizes and says with
everyone giving him orders he doesn’t know whose to follow first. She explains, primarily it’s her mother, but
she’s also involved since she runs the place.
Ok. But what did she need him for? Nothing now, she says curtly (all the while
trying to act like she was too involved with paperwork to stop long enough to
gaze into his deep brown, lash-laden eyes knowing she’d get hopelessly lost in
them—just like the rest of us with 20-20 vision and an appreciation of the “finer”
things in life would). “--I did need
you to help with the rest of the vaccinations, but we’re all through.” He smiles with just a hint of a well-placed
dimple. “—So I didn’t do so badly, then,
huh?” “—You can go now.” He stands there, expectantly. She repeats herself and tells him she doesn’t
need him anymore today. He takes a few
paces forward, leans over, and whispers in her ear that he, on the other hand,
needs her more each day. She gets up and
their faces are kissin’ close. He takes
her by the shoulders. She tells him again, a little less forcibly this time, to
go on home. He ignores her. Believe me,
he tells her, staring into her eyes, this took me by surprise also. I never, ever thought this would happen.
Unflappable, Cami asks him what he means by “this”. She doesn’t get it. (Really?
What does it matter?) He caresses
her cheek, then her hair. She stares
coolly at him. The woman seems made of
stone. (What’s with her? Is that thing in her chest where her heart’s
supposed to be just a lump of ice? Good Lord! He’s duded up in a charro outfit that matches
the brown of his eyes, stuffed into pants that embrace his assets to the utmost.
¡Ay, yi, yi! Most of Viewerville would have
ripped off his tie, popped his shirt buttons loose and having worked that
tight-fitting jacket off those big, buff muscular biceps of his, immediately gone
for the ones on that enhancing pantsing by now.) Ice Queen doesn’t flinch an inch,
but (we note) she doesn’t take her eyes off his either. He continues, answering her in a voice so low
she has to lean forward to hear. “--There are things we can’t deny; things we
haven’t the words for, things we simply feel, things that seize control of [apoderarse=seize,
take possession of] one. That.” He tells her good night and leaves. She stands motionless till he’s out the
door then begins to shake herself out of her trance. She repeats a mantra of
sorts to herself: I don’t feel a thing, I don’t want to; I don’t feel a thing, I
don’t want to…..
Dan walks down the stairs and through the yard, mumbling to himself. “—Camila!
Camila! Who does understand you?”
The next day is Luzma’s birthday and her mother and Tio Leo wake her up
with a huge birthday cake and “Las Mañanitas”.
Leo gives her a watch. He has to ruin things by reminding her that just because she's of age doesn't mean she can do just whatever she wants. (He's thinking about the phonecall telling him there's a rich guy taking advantage of her, even wanting to marry her.)
Across the way at Pablo’s, Mariano and Yago give him his wedding present:
tickets to the beach for his honeymoon.
Cami finds out from Leo that Alonso never gave him money to buy a new
tractor, only a few pesos to buy a part to fix the old one with. This does not make Cami a happy camposina.
In another part of the rancho, Luzma and D’Andres are taking it easy
and kibitzing. She’s invited him to her
wedding and wants to make sure he’s coming.
He tells her only if La Patrona lets him. Up walks La Patrona, aka Cam, and gives him “permission”. Luzma suggests that he will drive her there
so they can go together. Suits Cami, tho’
she seems a bit uncomfortable with the idea.
He smiles down at her in anticipation and she smiles up through her
lashes at him. Let her finish a couple of things and she’ll be ready.
A bit later, while Luzma is waiting outside the gates of the property for
her ride to Irena’s, she’s kidnapped and chloroformed by a pair of striped
pants and ankle boots. And, from the looks of those sixties’ striped retread
threads and dirty old shit-kickers, Viewerville suspects it’s gotta be tubby
Tío Leo who was given an “anonymous” heads-up to the wedding by Bratgirl.
Meanwhile, Camila walks into the ranch office and asks Larcenous Lon what he spent the 3 million pesos she gave him for fixing up the rancho
for. He tries to pass off the same
rubbish about personnel, parts, and a tractor.
She tells him she’d like to see the invoices. He tries to guilt her into backing off by screaming
loudly and accusing her of not respecting or trusting him. Why the invoices? “—It’s lies.
All lies. You didn’t buy a
tractor or anything!!” “—How dare you accuse
me!” “—Hey, it’s my money, or the ranch’s,
or whatever you care to call it--and I want to see what you did with it! In fact, you know what, Alonso? I don’t want you as administrator of la
Malquerida any longer. Just pick up your
things and clear out of here!” Cara de you-just-try-n-make-me-you-b!tch
de defiant Alonso.
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