Campaigning for Meaningful Change in
As we have discussed previously, we're
all annoyed with the medical and legal inaccuracies made by all the
producing networks. Those are the first things that should go in
favor of the truth. I also want to see consistent accuracy of
costuming in novelas de epoca and clothing that's logical for
contemporary characters (e.g., no ramerawear on a chick with a
seriously controlling prude for a parent or ramerawear or on a woman who
has a professional degree). But about the characters...
In a contemporary story, I want a
heroine who isn't hot to get married as soon as she's 18 years
old. I want one who knows her mind in most things and who isn't
eager to get embarazada as soon as she meets Mr Right. She can meet
him in the opening episode, but I want her to have some hot times
with him before pregnancy ends that. I also want her to be a decent
human being, not a ramera like Teresa. I want her career to have
meaning and not just be a gateway to finding a man with a fat bank
balance. She doesn't have to be a virgin, either.
Take it from here, amigos.
Labels: abismo, Amorcito, bravio, por-ella, refugio, telemundo, weekend
WANTED: RECAPPER FOR MONDAY NIGHTS. Now that school has started Sara's schedule will no longer allow her to continue recapping Monday nights. If any of you have thought about giving recapping a try this would be a perfect opportunity. Ridiculous story lines, absurd characters, great body language, this hot mess practically recaps itself. If we don't have any takers I will just post discussion headers on Monday.
Tonight's recap by Marta Ivett
Ramona reads preg test results of Paloma’s. Not happy. I knew it, although had hoped it would not be true. Just
like your mom, you will be a single mom. (Paloma says don’t worry, I
will face the music alone). Ramona reminds her you can’t force a man to
love you. Ramona will make Gael respond for her. Paloma says no you
won’t. Ramona disappointed in Paloma sleeping with Gael again even if he
was engaged to her best friend. Elisa has to find out before she
marries a guy who does not know how to respect her. Paloma denies Gael
is the daddy, Enrique is… (NO SHE DIDN”T SAY THAT!! … yes she did).
Ramona has a hard time believing it, knows Paloma is protecting Gael.
One thing is to make the mistake of sleeping with the man you have
always loved, another thing is to sleep with a guy you don’t love.
Paloma says slept with Enrique to
try to forget Gael. Was desperate. Is that so hard to understand?
Ramona states the obvious: that is not the answer. Enrique does not love
you either. Paloma says if she could change things she would, but it is
too late and she is fine being a single mom. Ramona won’t allow her to
follow her mother’s steps. That child will have a father and a name!
Ramona runs out in a flash.
is crying in her room. Dam comes in to try to apologize… Alfie whines
he used her weak spot to hurt her so. Dam says have been swallowing
anger against you for months. You got Guido in jail! Alfie says everyone
forgets she had evidence of Guido’s guilt. She was hurt to make that
decision. Guido was her friend. Dam questions why she doubted Guido’s
innocence. Alfie says she was just projecting her anger at Damian, YOU
had abandoned me and the procesa, she felt Guido had taken advantage and
did it to laugh in her face. Dam brings out the fact that Alfie had
forced Flo to get pregnant in order to get her dad out of jail. Dam
recalls the night he and Elisa were going to leave and Alfie brought the
pregnancy results to the quinta to stop them. Dam says I am your son,
not your slave or your marionette!! Look at me! Look at what you did
with my life. Elisa is about to marry my best
friend. Alfie insists he has to dedicate himself to his wife and son.
Dam gets outraged… What else needs to happen for you to admit to your
mistakes? No, I don’t make mistakes!... or at least I try to repair the
damage! … Dam is depressed now.. thank you for making my life miserable
(gris). Thank you very much.
the house of M&M… Gael and Elisa arrive. Elisa recognizes it that
as children they were walking by and Dam saw his father leave the house… Elisa
second guesses her belief of her mother’s innocence. Maybe the one who
has been wrong has been her. Gael won’t let her say that. He says what
is really strange is that the house ended up in hands of Gabino and II.
Elisa says you are right. II had wanted to talk to her about her mother
and the past. Asks Gael to take her to Gabino’s hacienda to talk to II.
church, Padre Papa Loopy is asking God for guidance… been watching the
people around him hurt each other for many years and he has been a mere
observer… asks for guidance to help those he loves.
breakfast, Flo tries to bug Alfie about her arguments with Dam last
night. Alfie says don’t talk about it in front of servants. Alfie notes
how Flo enjoys learning that Alfie and Dam argued. Could it be perhaps
also about Enrique Tovar?... Alfie says she saw them at the town plaza
talking. Flo protests if not able to talk to anyone. Flo could care less
what Alfie thinks. Alfie will stop that issue herself. Flo not happy.
finds Ramona at cenote, she is crying and he is worried about her.
‘never thought you were capable of crying, thought you were very strong.
/ even the strongest of souls cries when something hurts… the soul…. If
you can’t do something for yourself, I doubt you could do something for
anyone else… it is many of us who have ruined our lives. Look what
happened with Flo. Now you will marry her by church. (he responds it was
the right thing to do) I wish Enrique Tovar will be as much a man as
Quique arrives at DrT’s house. DrT is waiting for II but while he waits, he will tell Quique on what’s up with his life. Meanwhile BeGoneYa is talking to who knows whom about her children abandoning her and her husband about to marry another. ..
Ramona arrives asking for Quique. Ends up having to tell BeGoneYa why
she is looking for Quique. Paloma is expecting his child and he will
have to marry Paloma.
denies that her son is responsible, given her granddaughter’s
reputation… (wrong answer! Not the day to provoke Ramona the witch… then
they do a dance routine, Ramona takes a couple steps forward, BeGoneYa a
couple steps back)…/ I better go, before I slap you right into the
at castle.. eh.. I mean the Gabino Mendoza hacienda. Gael tells Elisa
II is very nervous because she is living there with Gabino. Gael can’t
understand why II is still with Gabino. He has tried ‘millions of
times’. But at same time he feels like II is hiding something from him,
he remembers Kenya telling him not to trust II. Elisa insists she has to
talk to II, II had told her Gabino and OrangeHo keep secrets of each
other about the past. Gael suggests they forget all this
and go for a walk around Valladolid/Merida. Lets take a day off and
spend a day together… she finally accepts the day date.
II (in very dark large sunglasses) is at quinta looking for Elisa. II
is really anxious, need to talk to Elisa urgently. She has to talk to
Elisa without Gael being around. Lolita gets on ‘defend Elisa above all
else’ mode and tells II she knows Elisa and Gael since they were kids…
she loves them as her children and won’t allow II to hurt Gael anymore.
II tells her ‘butt out of my business and you have no right to judge
me’. Lolita insists she won’t let anyone, including II, ruin Elisa and
Gael’s wedding day. II gets crying, asks that Lolita tell Elisa that II
needs to talk to her, but this time she can’t go to her son. Just as II
gets out, Pop! Goes the Sleezel… she hears from Lolita that the visitor
was II, so she runs out to catch II before she leaves. Questions what II
had to talk to Elisa about. II says how funny that now that your niece
and my son are
getting married, we will be relatives!! Jaja!! Orange-Ho does not find
it so funny. She asks II what she is after, to accuse her
to Elisa? II says I am not dumb, I know what you are capable of. My
daughter and your own husband both appeared dead just after they found
out about your deals with Rosie. But if something were to happen to me, I
have taken steps to make sure Alfie and Elisa will learn the truth.
Nice talking to you. Have a nice day.
Quique is happy for DrT. Hopefully you will find in this woman what you are looking for. Door
knock. They think it is II, but it is Paloma to tell them Ramona found
out she is pregnant and she needs to ask them a HUGE HUGE HUGE favor.
They say yes without hearing what it is first (BAD MOVE!). She had to
tell Ramona that the baby she is expecting is Quique’s. DrT is outraged…
Quique not so much. He can understand Paloma because of what he himself
is going through with Flo. Paloma is very thankful of Quique. The lie
does not have to last long, only until Elisa marries Gael. DrT wants her to tell Gael. DrT sends Quique and Paloma ahead to the consultorio, he is expecting someone else. Paloma begs DrT.
maternity dress) arrives at Castanon procesa and is blown away that
‘Elisa has created all this from nothing’. She wants to see Quique,
convinces the receptionist to let her wait for him in his office.
and Gael are walking around Valladolid, Gael is excited to tell her how
all the region has been working on restoring the old churches and
buildings, convents, etc and restored the plaza. They even built resort
hotels by the cenotes.
La Anita procesa, Gabino wants to talk to Dam. Dam says we have to talk
about something serious. Gab brought him a cigar, a real good Cuban.
Dam passes on it, I don’t smoke. Dam wants to cancel the contract with
Gabino since Gabino has not been able to grow a single habanero. Gabino
whines and blames the darn white fly pest. Says Alfie won’t let Dam
cancel the contract. Dam says the one at head of the procesa is me. Gab
says you can’t afford to lose another supplier. Can’t lose another
supplier to Elisa’s procesa. Dam says not your problem. Dam asks are you
so desperate as a farmer that you want to go back to work here as a
simple employee? Gab says that’s not where I am going. I don’t want to
be employee, want to be your associate. Dam says in this my mother is
right, no one without the Arango surname will be at the head of this
finally arrives at DrT’s. He is very charming and cuddly with her, she
does not seem so engaged into it. She came without suitcases. She cries,
still with sunglasses on, came to say goodbye, can’t leave Gabino. DrT
disappointed… II says Gabino discovered her when she was about to leave
with the bags. She tries to make him swallow a ‘I don’t
love you as much as I thought’ lie. He knows she is lying, he ends up
grabbing her and taking her glasses off. He is mad, grabs her, yells at
her to not treat him as an imbecil, she is afraid of Gabino. Now she
says she does love DrT but is very afraid of Gabino. DrT whispers he
will kill Gabino with his own hands. II looking away and down is
smirking, (that is what she wanted all along).
in fields somewhere Gabino and Orange Ho… Gabino swears to OrangeHo he
will kick II out of his hacienda. She will stay at LaErmita though.
OrangeHo says that is not good enough. She knows too much about her, saw
the plane tix. Gabino says II can’t spill beans because she knows he
would not like that. But II will stay at LaErmita because it is
convenient for him. II is untouchable for OrangeHo.
arrives at Castanon procesa. Also ends up heading to Quique’s office.
Flo is sitting there. They both figure out who is the woman in front of
them. Flo says ‘finally got to meet the town witch’. ‘not a witch but I am old and savy, you can’t deceive me. You are not pregnant.
arrives at BeGoneYa’s supposedly to try to scare Quique into not
looking for Flo anymore, but BegoneYa in true form spills that Paloma is
expecting Quique’s child… Alfie seems to consider that even better than
whatever she had in mind.
at Castanon procesa… Flo keeps in denyal, Ramona keeps saying ‘I know
what I am saying, because I can compare you to another woman I know who
is indeed expecting a child’. I don’t know of man’s medicine, but I do
know what my mother learned from my grandma. (Flo doesn’t let her touch
her belly… LOL!!) Ramona says ‘you better talk to Damian before I do’.
proposes to Paloma, BeGoneYa says ‘over my dead body’. Gab points a gun
at Gael. Elisa and II nervous outside. Flo tells Ramona the one she
will have to hide above anyone else is Alfie. (VO: But Dam suspects
EXTRA! EXTRA! Claudio has been declared innocent!
Luciana is ecstatic that her pottery is in high demand. So much so that she even hopes she’ll be
able to provide employment to other women.
She even tells Ariche to start thinking of ideas for a line of pottery
Meanwhile, Padre Honesto calls el funerario and leaves a
message for Luciana with Procopio.
Max rushes into his den, clearly agitated that Claudio
won. Everyone follows him in as Roselena
exclaims she is astonished that he allowed Claudio to win. She criticizes him, saying he thought he was
so powerful yet a man who just came out of jail was able to best him! Max shouts at her to shut her trap, saying
she has no idea about what’s going on.
As she leaves, she tells Mati the bad news that Claudio was declared
innocent. Mati thanks God. Ruh-roh!
“What are you saying!” shouts Roselena who then asks for Connie and some
tea to be brought to her room. “Si mi niña” is all Mati can say. Roselena then barks at Frigida to get herself
to the kitchen STAT!
In the kitchen, Frigida heads straight for the phone and
calls Gala with the news.
Back in the den, Max tells Oscar, Rod, and Pato that rough
times are ahead with regards to Linares.
He’s going to need their support.
Oscar assures him everything will turn out alright. Pato speaks up, saying that with all due
respect he doesn’t understand why Max, who’s taught them all about fairness and
has shown them love and fairness, why, in twenty years didn’t he never defend Claudio who was supposedly his friend. Why? Oscar, Rod, and Pato wait for a response.
The Linares team is toasting to their victory. Claudio thanks his team for all their hard
work and Melissa says this just proves that sooner or letter, justice wins out. Claudio is grateful for the Judge’s
ruling but only for his ruling
pertaining to the Torreslanda Corporation and its administration. Most importantly, he wanted to defend his honor. A man without honor is worth
nothing. Norma agrees but also notes
that his share in Torreslanda is nothing to sneeze at. Linares then asks her to help him contact
Max responds to Pato.
He agrees Claudio and he were friends, best friends, almost
brothers. They got along well and together
they had what it took to build a great business. Claudio had the money, and Max had the
brains. That was the foundation of the consorcio (company/corporation) that
they have today! Everything was going
well for both of them, the company prospered and mushroomed (crecio como espuma). Then one day Claudio betrayed him and
defrauded him! Pato shouts at him to
stop! *you go Pato!* “Claudio presented
all the evidence to demonstrate his innocence.
How is it that being your friend, you could not believe he was
innocent?” Max comes unhinged and
shouts, “Because you don’t know him!
He’s false, he’s astute and intelligent.” Pato wonders how it is they were friends. Max now shares his theory: while Claudio was in prison, he put together
this grand scheme they’ve just witnessed.
Rod agrees with this but Pato declares he believes Claudio is
innocent! Max asks if Pato now thinks
everything is his (Max’s) fault, that he’s the criminal. Pato replies he would never think that of
him, but he stands by what he said:
Claudio is innocent! Max looks at
Rod, Rod looks at Pato, Pato looks at Max who looks back at Pato. Round and round we go!
Paz now believes God put Metsala (sp?) in Luciana’s path
because of all the wonderful things that are coming her way. Everyone is happy about all their new work and Ariche has come up with the idea to make piggy banks for children. Procopio rushes in with all the messages for
Luciana: Estelita, Padre Honesto, and
Roselena lies prostrate with grief, night shades covering
her eyes. Connie arrives to see how she
is. Roselena shares the news about the
ruling and is astonished to hear that Connie also thinks this is good news for
Claudio. Now she understands Melissa’s
behavior, noting she was by Claudio’s side the entire time. It’s as though she’s declared war against
them. Has Connie talked to Melissa? Connie doesn’t understand what she’s getting
at. Roselena says both Connie and
Melissa act as though they were enemies, as though they are on Claudio’s
side. Connie asks Roselena to consider
that Melissa is always on the side of justice and that she greatly admires
Claudio. She also reminds her that he
helped Melissa with her thesis. No, says
Roselena, Melissa doesn’t admire him –
she adores him. All she needs now is for
Melissa to fall in love with their worst enemy. *oh dear, that bus has already
left the station* Connie becomes
exasperated and suggests that Roselena view this ruling as a way to mend all
the harm Roselena caused Claudio. She
doesn’t understand why Roselena insists on being his enemy. Roselena:
“Because 50% of the Torreslanda Corporation will be given to him!”
Connie is impactada at this tidbit of info and has to take a seat. Mati comes in just then with a call for
Connie from Melissa. They agree to meet
for dinner. Roselena begs Connie to make
Melissa see that what she’s doing is wrong!
Connie doesn’t respond and just leaves the room.
Mati comes back in with her tea and meds. Roselena plans to
visit Padre Honest and learns that he came looking for her this morning.
Luciana calls Claudio, who shares his good news. She congratulates him and calls him Papá! He’s touched and she seems a little surprised
it slipped out. They’re both happy it’s
finally happened and she thanks God everything turned out well. She wonders what’s next and he tells her he
plans to give her all the love and attention he wasn’t able to give her all
these years. She gives him information
on the house he’s interested in buying in Het-Het and thinks he should look at
it before making a decision because it is very big. He wants to move quickly on this and hopes
one day they’ll all be able to live there together. He wants her to think of it as an investment
– a gift for her.
– Max’s Den
Max finds it inconceivable that Pato would believe in
Claudio’s innocence. Pato says he
believes in his innocence, considering the evidence he brought forth and in the judge’s
ruling. Max is pithed. Rod assumes they will appeal. He refuses to believe Claudio will end up
with 50% of their fortune. Max
and Oscar both respond that they will certainly appeal. Max suggests they all go back to the office
and work to put everything in order.
Before Pato can get going, Max tells him it won’t be necessary for him
to join them. He sarcastically says Pato
must be so tired after to many hours in court.
Pato agrees he should rest but before Max can make it out the door Pato
asks, “Who is Pedro Campos? Why did his
confession change everything?”
Oscar answers, saying
he investigated Pedro Campos. He worked
for the finance department during the time Claudio and Max were partners. Max interjects, “Even though Claudio may deny
it, he and Pedro Campos were very close.
Any other questions,…….Patricio?”
He glares at him but then leans over and kisses him on the forehead
before heading out with Oscar. Rod also
kisses him before following Max. Pato is
Oh no, Roselena is hysterical! (I know, what else is new) “It’s a tragedy, a true tragedy!” She tells Padre all about the ruling. She wonders when God will show her some
mercy! How much longer must her Calvary
continue? She has no more tears to
offer! “God doesn’t want our tears,”
says the good Padre, “He wants our repentance.”
Roselena wonders if he means to say this is her punishment for her past
acts. He begins to explain when his
phone rings – it’s Luciana, of course.
Roselena is shocked and distressed to hear her name and to hear the
Padre asking how she is and how worried he’s been about her. *Great job, Padre, rub the salt in the festering wound* Roselena doesn’t wait long – she tells him to
call her when he’s done helping “that woman” so he can give her his full
attention. She storms out. On the other end of the line, Luciana doesn’t
fail to realize that was her ex Monster-in-law ranting. She tells him she’ll call back tomorrow.
Max’s team is in damage control mode. Oscar is laying out their strategy. They’re assuming Linares will request a full
audit. Max wants to be prepared and
suggest they scrutinize the audits of all the Torreslanda businesses and properties. He refuses to hand Claudio everything he
Lorenzo’s Taco Corner
Hannah and her driver pass by and it saddens her when she realizes Lorenzo isn't there.
– Frigida’s comeuppance
Frigida is dusting the den when Roselena walks in. She tells Roselena that Mati invited Padre Honesto over for coffee and Mati told him Luciana’s expecting Rod’s baby. Mati walks in just then and Roselena angrily
pulls her in by her arm. She shouts at
her as she reminds her she explicitly prohibited her from saying anything about
Luciana’s pregnancy! Roselena admits
she’d already told the Padre about the baby but still considers this a
betrayal. How dare she?! She has Mati by the shoulders and is shaking
her when in comes our hero, Pato!
“Unhand my nana!” Roselena tells
him not to butt in but again he yells at her to let her go! He turns his wrath on Frigida saying, “Save
your tongue for Julieta and Gala!”
Frigida attempts to defend herself but Pato’s not finished. “Get your bags and largate de esta casa!”
WOOHOO PATO!!!! Mati can only
stand there, crying silently and Roselena doesn’t know what to make of this.
She tries to reason with her son, “Patricio, por
favor!” “Por favor, nada Mamá! Don’t you realize this woman is spying on
us? She’s just accused Mati of speaking
with Padre Honesto when I’ve heard her (Frigida) speaking a thousand times with
Julieta and Gala.” Frigid agrees but
denies she said anything about the family or anything that happened in the
Torreslanda home. Pato’s not having any
of it and again tells her to beat it!
Roselena reminds him the paid help is her responsibility and he
shouldn’t wear himself out (desgastar)
over this. Mati finally speaks up and
through her tears suggests they leave Roselena and Frigida alone to figure this
out. He agrees and tells Frigida she’s
safe for now because his mother intervened.
But he warns her the next time, he and Rod will run her out of this
Once alone, Frigida has the nerve to complain to complain to
Roselena that she doesn’t deserve Pato’s rude behavior. She suggests Roselena speak to him about
it. Roselena: “Don’t forget your place. I know what I’m doing. Don’t think that I’m unaware that you always
tell Gala and Julie everything.” Frigida
begins to say she’s incapable of……..
Roselena: “Don’t defend
yourself. I know who you are. If you continue to work here it’s only because
it’s useful to me. Be very careful. If Rodrigo and Pato decide you must leave,
not even God will help you.” Frigida can
only say, “sí Señora”, and doesn’t look up until Roselena leaves the room. Frigida:
“They don’t appreciate me. But
they’ll see once I leave to work for Lada Gala.
They’ll cry for me.”
the compadres come back from a long day of taco selling and they’re
happy to say they sold them all!
Lorenzo thinks they’re doing so well, they can soon set up their own
– Pato’s fortress of solitude
Pato complains to Mati that he doesn’t understand how his
mother puts up with that woman. She
should have left this house a long time ago.
Mati suggests Frigida is a very “special” character. *boy, I’ll say* He should put himself in her place. If Frigida were to leave this house, she’d
find herself alone. Mati’s not even sure
she has any family to speak of. Pato
shoots back that Frigida’s alone because she chooses to be. If she were nicer, she’d be surrounded by
people. Mati tries to tell him it’s not
their place to judge her. Pato doesn’t
feel it’s wrong to defend themselves against someone who willingly harms them. He finally calms down enough to speak about
Luciana’s pregnancy. He realizes Mati’s
known all along and wonders why she didn’t say anything. She confesses she was the one who told Roselena
but was obliged to remain silent on the matter.
He recalls it must have been the day of Hannah’s dinner party and how
his mother seemed so agitated by what Mati told her. He tells her Luciana gave him the news when
he was in Het Het. They both wonder what
they’re going to do. Pato tells her
there are hard times ahead for the Torreslandas.
Everything changed when Luciana came to this house. She awakend in him renewed encouragement (ánimo) for living and Rodrigo fell
hopelessly in love and it changed him forever.
Hannah found a new friend in Luciana.
As for his mother, well, for some strange reason it caused her to
reconnect with her past. A past that
obviously distresses (angustia) her
and that she will never be able to forget.
Mati only knows that things happen for a reason. Pato agrees.
But now with Claudio’s victory, things are going to get worse for the
Torresalanda. Pato knows it’s going to
be very difficult for his parents to give up 50% of their fortune. Hanah has walked in and can’t believe what
she’s just heard. Gasp!
Pato fills her in on the judge’s ruling. Mati leaves, telling them God will see them
through this. Pato tells her to be
patient with his mother but not to allow herself to be abused. She tells him not to worry and leaves brother
and sister alone. Pato tells her not to
worry about having to leave this house.
The Torreslanda fortune is so vast, they won’t even feel it when they
lose the 50%. Connie walks in and they
commiserate over the bad news. Hannah
invites herself when Connie tells them she’s on her way to see Melissa. Pato sends his regards to Melissa and says he
wants to rest and be ready for Rodrigo when he comes by later. There’s a lot of things he wishes to discuss
with his brother. ruh-roh!
Max and his team continue to review the vast Torreslanda
holdings. Gabe (or is it Marco)
suggest they restructure but admits there’s no time. Rod is adamant that he doesn’t want to split
everything with Claudio. Max agrees. Fortunately, several of the businesses are in the name of Rod and his siblings. The house is under Roselena’s. Rod is angry about the large amount that
they’ll have to hand over to Linares.
Max agrees but says they have no choice but to abide by the judge’s
ruling while they’re working on the appeal.
Oscar agrees and says that not complying with the ruling (desacatalo) would cost them a lot of
money, not to mention the 50% and the additional 10% fines. Rod refuses to accept it. Linares already caused him so much pain with
regards to Luciana without also taking half of the business. Oh, he’s taking this very personal.
Luciana shares the good news about the judge’s ruling. She’s happy for her father but can’t help but
think about Pato and Hannah – they’re not to blame for their father’s
mistakes. Ariche suggest Rod bring them
on his plane and they can all live together in the big house that Claudio is planning to buy. Luciana wishes it were that easy. Ariche tells her it’s always easy but the
adults make everything difficult.
Somewhere in D.F.
Melissa tells Hannah and Connie over coffee how difficult it
was to side against her family but she always believed in Claudio’s
innocence. Hannah understands Melissa
has always stood by her convictions and knows her brothers will eventually
understand as well. Hannah’s upset there
are so many things happening to her family and she’s always the last to
know. She’s frustrated that everyone
continues to treat her like a child. She
really misses Melissa and wonders why she doesn’t come to the house. Melissa doesn’t want to talk about it but Hannah
presses on. They’re more than cousins,
they’re friends. Connie tells her not to
pressure them. It’s not their place to
tell her some things. She suggests she
ask her mother. Hannah isn’t very happy
to hear this.
It’s very late into the evening. Rod charges into his office and throws his
jacket – “No puede ser!” Gala walks in
right behind him demanding to know why he doesn't answer his cell. He tells her he’s too busy to deal with her
complaints right now. He’s got a lot of
troubles right now and begs her not to bring him more. Oh, so she’s just a problem? Well, she knows perfectly well what’s going
on cuz she heard it on the news. She
knows Linares will be taking half of nuestra fortuna. “Nuestra?” he asks. Yes, nuestra.
When she became Mrs. Dead to Everyone but Me, she became an owner of the
Torreslanda fortune. He wonders if she
came here only to argue. He hasn't eaten,
he has a raging headache and he feels dreadful (pésimo) about what happened today and all she can think about is
herself and what she stands to lose from his
family’s fortune? Doesn’t she think
that’s a bit too selfish? She reminds
him he has an army (ejército) to
handle that. So he shouldn’t expect her
to play the sweet, selfless (abnegada)
wife. Rod: “No, don’t say sweet and selfless. Leave it at wife – because it isn’t even that
to me.” And with that he leaves as Gala
screams after him!
Connie has arrived with some din-din.
He tells her this will be the most delicious dinner because he has a
beautiful, affectionate woman with him.
Contrast noted and affirmed.
Pato's Fortress of Solitude
Rod barges into Pato’s room shouting, “I can’t stand her
anymore!” Pato assumes he’s referring to
Gala. Rod says regrets everything he’s
done with her. Pato hates to say this but he’s paying the
consequences of his actions. If he were
by Luciana’s side, he’d be the happiest man on earth. Rod is angry that he always mentions her
when he sees him. Pato: “I can’t help it. You and Luciana are united for the rest of
your lives. Destiny has united you
Luciana tells Paz about her call to Padre Honesto and how
she heard Roselena’s voice in the background.
Paz isn’t surprised Roselena and the Padre are good friends. With all of her sins, Roselena must always
need to be at church, feeling herself close to God so He’ll forgive her. But she’ll never find forgiveness until she
truly repents for all the harm she’s done.
Luciana doesn’t believe Roselena will ever repent.
Pato’s Fortress of Solitude (DES-TIN-Y, DES-TI-NY! THAT'S FOR ME!)
Rod doesn’t feel it’s a question of destiny. Luciana’s the one who decided they should
separate forever. Pato: “Destiny has united you forever because
Luciana……..(dramatic pause)…..Luciana is pregnant! Luciana is expecting your
child!” There, it’s out!