Thursday, October 18, 2012
AB Cap 46 “Doctor, the Patient is Coding! …. Stand Clear!Paddles!Zap! Everyone is Shocked”
What a zinger of a capitulo tonight! We begin tonight’s capitulo as Isa saunters into her new manipulated manor, greets AlLocoLonso and ever so coolly announces that Camila is essentially bleeding to death and will soon be dead. Camila has been gored by a bull and left to die. Al actually shows he has little stomach for this level of cold-blooded murder. We are left to wonder if he would have preferred some extra pills, water and permanent nighty-night for Camila. He is, however, mouth agape, listening to the fine specimen of sociopathy that is mumsy Isavibora. She dismisses his horrorstruck face and tells him to get over his sentimental feelings for Camila, to think about the millions of pesos he will inherit, and to have fun boinking X-Inmoral. Zap! AlLocoLonso is shocked.
Back at the bull corrals, Dandres is kneeling in the dirt beside a gored Camila. Dandres is seriously multitasking: he plugs the femoral artery, hollers for ayuda, remembers Miriam, asks God to save Camila, and whispers he loves her in her ear. Dandres is our hero! “Aguantate!” he tells her. Dionisio runs to the scene with Mariano not far behind. “How did this happen?” he inquires. Dandres knows nothing. He just found her there, lying in the dirt bleeding. Mariano recalls that one of the workers told Camila that there was a sick bull that needed her attention (Note: this is not the only sick bull that could use some attention ). Mariano chides himself that he did not insist in accompanying her to attend to the sick bull. Dio, taking charge in order to save his secret fantasy girl, astutely sees the need to call an ambulance and gets straight to it. Mariano assures Dandres and Dio that Camila will surely recover.
Dionisio "Camila will be mine not matter what it takes" you are just braying at the moon, pal.
This episode raises several issues:
What does El Diablo think he can get on Mariano? Or is he just going to invent something?
How long before poor Natalia finds out she's the devil's daughter?
What will El Diablo do to Hissadora now that he knows she is responsible for the loose bull?
Now that Luzma knows that Andres is the real Daniel, what role will she play in the next series of events?
Braying at the moon, good one Anon the First. Dio is so full of himself. With Amanda's revelation last night, we understand why he must feel invincible and any game he plays, he wins. Watch out, you, there are going to be too many folks in the neighborhood out gunning for you.
Ahhhh...so Natalia is Dios daughter. Sadly, I think this means there is a blood transfusion or organ transplant in Sweet Natalia's future. Of course, with this info we can just sit back and smugly watch the interaction between father & daughter knowing we are in on the secret.
Why is Luzma even talking to Tio Crotchrot?
It looks like Camila has an awful leg wound. Good thing she has the crutches from the car accident and then the sprain, and hopefully no more out-of-character too short hoochy mama dresses for her.
I liked the 3 guys who are in love (or lust) with Camila standing together in the waiting room. The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker.
Flaco has a theory about Leo. He remembers a mention of Leo having a failed relationship back in the dim and distant and thinks that his killing of Luz's dad and rape of Luzma was to make sure that everyone in his family is as miserable as him. I think it might be a control issue. Also, it seems like he would have many opportunities to assault Luz and I get the impression he hasn't. Was it a one time thing to make her miserable, control her? Is he only interested in virgins? No matter what his deal is, is demise better be extremely satisfying to viewville.
"Of course, with this info we can just sit back and smugly watch the interaction between father & daughter knowing we are in on the secret." This should be fun.
I guess Dionisio is planning to kill Augustina.
Hope Camila wakes up tonight. Hate hospital scenes (unless it's Alonso having a heartache after taking an ED pill and trying to make it with a prostitute and the doc tells the whole lobby - that's a fav).
It is odd that Amanda fell for Dio, but hopefully amidst the fear that Natalia would find out he's her father, she took pride in the fact that Natalia already knows he is a bad guy.
And, darn it, I forgot to set the DVR for tonight. I guess I just have to let my night class out early, so I can get home to see it.
Lest we forget, rape is most often triggered by anger and rage and not necessarily lust. Leocerdo is in a class by himself. He needs to be neutered, painfully.
Indeed. Any fans of Law & Order SVU here? I'm getting flashbacks of the episode "Pique."
Leoncerdo likely held off on raping Luzma for the following reasons:
1. The law is tougher on pedophiles.
2. In his sick brain he probably felt it was more effective to time this just as she was about to fly the coop into the arms of a sweet, cute, rich young man with a protective and helpful older brother.
I am so fed up with the misogyny in this story and the fact that it isn't limited to the male characters:
1. Hissadora's previous asssumptions that Camila will be a compliant wife sin caracter.
2. Augustina's asssumption that Camila can't learn to run a ranch.
3. Ximeana's one-upwomanship games with Camila.
4. Iliana's similar games with Luzma.
5. Rocio's insistence that Camila's status as a divorcee will not be acceptable (but this is just as much about her desire to control her sons).
Can anyone tell I'm spoiling for a weekend discussion on this topic?
Luzma and Dan are the hero's of the day. I was so proud of Luzma for making up a letter. I wonder what she will do with the info now. Hopefully talk to Dan and let him know she read it and knows his secret.
I really liked how you said that D'andres was multitasking, good way to put it. He was doing it all.
I hope Lic Barrera now does a thorough investigation on Dion.
Speaking of Dion, did you see how fast Dion ran to get help after seeing Camila hurt? He made an impressive run there for his age and size.
Now Cam has 5 men who want her. Alonso(kind of), Rafa, Dion, Mariano, and of course Dan. When it rains, it pours.
So Viv and Rafa are putting it together about Dion, Isa and Alonso. Can't wait to see what their plan will be to have them fight against each other.
Again, great job Mena, so much happening in this episode, you had to write about every little thing that happened because it was so action packed, and you did it so well.
UA, you summed it up perfectly about these new revelations. I'm most curious to find out what Luzma will do now that she's figured out that DDA and Andres are the same person.
Camila now has 5 suitors?! Why would Dion want to throw his hat in ring?!
Foxy: I can handle the little beanie moments with the coincidences since we have intelligent good guys, for once. That really makes up for it.
Alonso with a tattoo. So not buying it. It did look like he may have tried to cover it up when he pulled the sheet over his arm?
Like EJ's long ago line of "I suspect she may not even be a capitalist", it tickled my funny bone.
I have an aesthetic problem with tattoos in general, but actors getting them has always struck me as ridiculous.
TF-Dio actually lusts for Camila, not just for her inheritance. He has been drooling over her for a while.
UA - I am a huge SUV fan but sadly don't know the show titles. I agree the sexism and misogyny is aggravating. How about pet peeves about TN story lines. Mine is the permission given to every male(and sometimes female)to get falling down drunk over a broken heart.
NiecieinMD- LOL with the reason for the AlLocoLonso hospital trip. Put the way you did, it is hilarious.
RLO - LOLL to the three suitors, butcher baker candlestick maker.
What a night! Lightbulbs going off everywhere.
The tattoo- I noticed that too. It did look like AlLocoLonso tried to cover it up by the sheet. Makeup fell asleep after working so hard on
X-Imoral and the gushing femoral artery.
Mena: Awesome recap as always.
I'm going to have to rewatch the scene with Alonso in bed because I missed seeing his tattoo.
Mena, loved your great recap!!!
Now remember the identical birthmarks of Ximena and D'andress? If they are indeed half siblings then that would make Camilla the real heiress to MQ.Would that nullify the will and could the court give back the inheritance to Camilla?
By the way, I have little understanding of Spanish, this is why I go bonkers over the english Captions. Are they machine generated or are they manual input of translators. If thru the latter, Univision should hire English speaking translator that knows Spanish, instead of Spanish speaking translator that knows English. I'm only saying. They get lost especially when the characters get excited and go 100 mph.
This is why I enjoy very much Caray recappers and the forums afterwards.Thanks to you recappers!.
Nanette- I actually like when tn writers are able to keep the story so tight that they can create all these series of coincidences. Not just random stuff that makes no sense, but the kind of coincidences that you find in old mystery novels where the writer really has to have a mind like a steal trap to be able to think them up and keep them all straight. This group of tn writers are very good at this, so be prepared for more.
I dislike it when there are random characters and storylines floating around. A story like this I would really wonder how they could chop it up to fit it on dvd, without getting totally lost if you watched it.
Very smart/quick thinking from Luzma with the letter. Also, great quick investigation by Rafa and Vivi about the "accident."
Great job with a moving episode. Thanks so much.
UA - great topic, misogyny in this and other novelas. I will say that I am very taken now with Luzma's spunk in "rewriting" the letter for her dirtbag uncle. I appreciate the courage of Vivi and Camila too, some good counters to the neanderthal attitudes and Leo's violence.
I thought the scene with Ximena and Alonso was interesting. Not much of a basis for a love affair, even one out in the open (some day!) I think we have two tragic characters in play, but how much damage will they do as they work out their obsession?
The tattoo thing drives me wild only because these characters would not have tattoos. Daniel and Alonso -- no! I have nothing against tattoos at all (would probably have one if I were young), but they are not true to some characters. I assume big movie stars like Angie have make-up that hides them on screen; not so much for our TN stars.
Casualidades! Probably true of all serial fiction. It seems to me that we see a lot of people running into each other in Dickens and Jane Austin, people who should have no reason to ever meet, or meet again. A friend once gave me this wonderful line: Coincidences are God's way of remaining anonymous. Never more true than in novelas where divine redemption and condemnation are lurking at every corner.
So bright and admirable Amanda got snookered just like not-so appearling Agustina. I do like the scene early one last night when Agustina was cheering Rafa on at the fair. At least she is gracious with Camila's friends.
About misogyny- Despite all the people telling Cami that she can't/shouldn't be and do the things she does, she doesn't listen to them or even think twice. This makes them look like idiots. She also has plenty of people who do believe in her (all the ranch hands, except Leo, Vivi, Rafa, Mariano, Luzma, etc.) It's clear the writers believe a woman is perfectly capable of being a vet of large animals, being a boss to mainly men, getting a divorce from horrible husband, and moving on to a new love.
Nanette - I don't think there is a day go by that I don't make a CME reference in a comment. I so wish they'd re-air it.
Gobluefan, yes, I too noticed that lately the Spanish captions start out like gibberish but eventually become more accurate. I'm not sure why that happens. For a long time in the past, the captions were godawful all the way through. Sort of like 100 monkeys typing at once. I finally complained to Comcast and, to my surprise, eventually got to speak with someone who was able to do something about them. Suddenly, they were wonderful! I was amazed and delighted. But then, more recently, as you've noted, they've become dreadful at the start, but fine after that. I'm as mystified as you are.
Anita, add me to the list of those who love your "binders of women" remark. Brava!
I like Camila because I have a friend who is a lot like her. She has a ranch (she calls it a farm, but I think anything with over 100 cattle is a ranch); she's a boss to manly men; she got a divorce from a horrible husband; and she moved on to a new love (or three). There's a lot to running a ranch, like knowing what kind of grass is best to grow for the animals and when to cut it to get the maximum protein value in the hay. And on and on.
I think it's great to see these stories with strong women!
I have many myself & I often find that peoples' comments about my tattoos say more about them than my tattoos say about me. For example: I'M not the one who brought the subject up. Just sayin'...........