I always complain, so now I have to mention I quite enjoyed this
episode, I feel like so much happened. Could this be because I had a shot of tequila before writing the recap?
Don’t judge me, it was
very good tequila. ¡Salud!
I'll be editing it some more in the morning, gotta go to sleep now.
At her house, Maria Alejandra
is remembering Mohammed’s warning that Karim will accuse her of the
assassination attempt if she doesn’t go to visit him. For once in her life, she
seems scared – is she finally realizing that she’s been playing with very powerful
men? No, not really, she is still reluctant to believe she could be accused.
Our two pilotontos
read the letter that Octavio received at the end of last episode and it says –
– – wait for it – – – the Governor gave Tav a new title, he named him
lieutenant in the Isla Dorada Navy! Ed is sure later he’ll become a captain, a
colonel, a commander. Tav is not that happy about it, he knows nothing about
military life (or life in general, as far as I’m concerned); also, both guys
agree that the isla is not that great when it comes to its Navy force – you
know, like boats and stuff.
Regardless, Ed thinks
Tav will look great in the white uniform (can’t argue here). Tav doesn’t feel
like accepting the title, though, even if the pay would be much better, because
that would mean him becoming a slave. So he decides to refuse the promotion
(but can we call it that if he hasn’t even been in the field before?) and go
talk to the Gov about it. And why not break up with Doris, too, finish the farce once and for all. Good
luck with that, Lieutenant Narvaez!
Alone in his office, the
Gov is thinking about the trouble he’ll have if the Police Chief discovers that
he accepted the Emir’s bribe to allow the sale of the Casino.
MA comes to visit the
Emir at the hospital. She’s still upset with him because he tried to force
himself on her, but he doesn’t feel like apologizing because the men of his
land are accustomed to using force with women (Ugh… I’m still angry after
seeing Zuleima yesterday, I really don’t need more ammunition to despise the
MA makes it clear once
again that things are different in her part of the world and she’s sure that
because of his behavior, he has a lot of enemigos.
He doesn’t disagree with this, but adds that he also has a lot of enemigas (his entire harem, I’d guess).
He’s talking about MA, obviously, and that much she already knows. She supposes
that he’ll want to go now, after his life has been put in danger on the island,
but the Emir is so brave (not really), he’s not the type to run. MA reminds him
that he has a son on the way, but Karim has already taken care of that part, he
sent (chased) his wife back home because she’s too much of a woman to step on
the same ground as MA. (Oh, please!)
Thankfully, MA has had
enough of his nonsense, calls him loco
and wants to leave, but he stops her, by promising that if she behaves, he
won’t press charges against her. Como es la
Back with the Gov, he’s
busy at work, playing Solitaire on his computer, when the secretary lets him
know he has a visitor – Tav. He takes a moment to open some files, spread them
on his desk, pretending to solve urgent matters of the island and then asks the
secretary to let the visitor come in.
Tav goes for a
handshake, but the Gov hugs him and plays the lovable father-in-law to a very
stern looking Tav (let’s see how long his decisiveness lasts).
The Gov thinks Tav
came to say thank you or something, he doesn’t let him say a word, but promises
the lieutenant position is just the beginning because he’s capable of doing
anything for his daughter’s happiness. And just think about how dashing Tav
will look on his wedding day, with the military uniform. What does Tav do
during all this speech? Nods in agreement, of course, I think he’s starting to
fancy the idea of wearing a bright uniform…
At the hospital… the
Emir is sure MA ordered the attack, but he won’t put her in jail, because Allah
wanted him alive to be able to collect his reward. And he’s more than willing
to pay off some witnesses to corroborate his story. MA thinks he’s sick and
it’s quite a shame the assassin didn’t make a better job of killing him. Karim
disagrees (how can he not), this is the perfect weapon that he can use to make
her his. MA assures him she’s not afraid, but Karim is even more certain that
she’ll keep coming to see him – after all, she came the first time, right? Auch!
And now let us visit
the IDPD – Isla Dorada Police Departament, for another sample of excellency at
investigations, the detectives (I guess that’s what they are, even if the guy
giving the informe is wearing a shirt
that looks much like Miguel’s portero
uniform) decided the assassination attempt couldn’t have been a political coup,
because there were too many details that needed to be taken care of on the
island. So it had to have been a personal matter and the culpable can only be la duena
Casino (of course). The Police
Chief makes a cara preocupada, probably
wondering how he’ll be able to confront the Gov with this.
And we’re back with
the most powerful man on the island, as he’s getting ready to show Tav out,
just as the young one is trying to make one last attempt to talk. No more time
for chatting, though, the Gov has to get back to his duties (gotta finish that
Outside in the hallway,
Tav runs into MA, who came to visit the Gov, too. Tav says the great man is
very busy, but for her he’ll probably make an exception. MA doesn’t want to use
her privileges, though, she can very well wait her turn, like mere mortals do. Then,
could Tav accompany her while she waits, it would be such an honor for him.
MA tells him about the
Emir wanting to blame her for the assassination attempt. Tav gets worried, he
thinks the accusation is very serious. MA is well aware of it, but the Emir has
no proof, he knows that people from his country wanted to off him, he’s just trying
to use this tactic to get other
things from her. Which is why she came to talk to the Gov.
Tav says he’ll defend
her – say it with me – no lo voy a
permitir, she can count on his arm to hold her in this time of need. Well, his
arm is already spoken for, he’s about to marry the Gov’s daughter, MA harshly
reminds him, so he better not worry, she can handle things on her own.
They start talking
about masculine arms being stronger than feminine ones (really, that’s what
they talk about). MA mentions Doris again,
now that’s a woman with strong arms, firmly wrapped around Tav’s neck. And on
and on… I really can’t keep up with all the double entendres, it’s kind of like
flirting, but Corazon Indomable style – meaning it makes little sense, but it’s
still fun to watch. Finally MA leaves to wait for the Gov and Tav, who’s had
the sick puppy dog eyes all through their talk, sneaks some enamorado gazes towards his beloved. Then
he picks up his phone, to make a call.
In her bedroom, Doris is calling her dad, asking him about Tav’s
visit. She is afraid that he refused the new position (he would have but le comieron la lengua los ratones*). The
Gov assures her everything is fine so far, the wedding is a sure thing and he
wants nothing more than to see his little princess happy (which means he wants
to get rid of her as fast as possible).
mice ate his tongue
Back at the police
department, the very incompetent Chief explains to his officer that he can’t
arrest MA, because she’s the Gov’s friend (so, in his mind, she IS guilty, but
he won’t do anything against her because he risks losing his job – corrupt
much, Chief?). So he makes up this twisted story about an international
organization setting up the assassination attempt because they wanted to buy the
part of the Casino the Emir bought and somethin’ somethin’ about the national
industry and the Isla Dorada Council… So that’s how police cover-ups go… I’m
sure real life corruption makes more sense than this, though, if not, there
would be no more bad boys left on the streets.
The Chief concludes by
saying they should forget about the investigation, make the mysterious
organization the culprit for everything and live to do shady police work
another day! Yey for a job well done!
MA finally gets to
visit the Gov, who can’t believe she wanted to wait for him, when she could
have just asked to be allowed inside. Apparently Tav called him from outside to
let him know she was there (and I thought Tav was doing something interesting
with his phone).
MA explains the Gov
about the Emir’s accusations and that he only uses these tactics to force her
to become his lover. Cara impactada
of the Gov.
Back with the
pilotontos, Ed is enjoying the idea of having his friend wear a lieutenant
uniform, but Tav is in no mood for laughing. Apparently NOW he’s decided to accept the position AND marry Doris, maybe even become Governor one day. And all
that to make MA angry, because she’ll suffer for not having him. (Tav’s lack of
modesty almost as blatant as his obliviousness, this one time he’s actually
Anyway, he’s sure of
her love because she allowed him to kiss her several times and he knows she
Anyone can have a
moment of weakness, Ed says, doubting his friend’s reasoning; the woman’s not
made of stone and Tav shouldn’t forget this is no innocent girl like his
Araceli, this is a woman with a baby, a woman who knows what she wants.
Ed is right in theory,
but telenovela rules say that our galan is more
right and any kiss between him and the lady of his hidden affections can only
be a sign of true, everlasting luuv.
Back with MA and the
Gov, she explains him that Karim only bought part of the Casino to keep his harassment
going and now he wants to take advantage of the attack to further submit her.
The Gov is indignado once more, he
promises to protect MA, but not like any man in his position would do it for
one of the island’s inhabitants. No, Sir! MA just has to wait a little while
longer for Doris and Tav to marry and for the Gov to be free (I
knew it!). Free for what, MA asks but I’m sure she won’t like the answer.
Free to marry her, of
course. And once that happens, she’ll become the Gobernadora of the isle and Karim won’t be able to touch her. (So
that’s how it works, then? Does that mean that if he were the Presidente, she’d become the Presidenta? Do you think Angelica
Rivera, the Mexican President’s wife knows they are tricking her into accepting
the lesser title of First Lady? More so, shouldn’t someone call Michelle Obama,
too, let her know what the neighbors are doing?)
Araceli, Teo and his
very very very fake hump talk about how happy she is because she and Ed decided
to start saving money for their wedding (when did that happen? didn’t he almost
break up with her yesterday at the ceramic
shop? although in Isla Dorada time, it might have been 3 months ago).
Teo assures her that’s not necessary, though, the day Ed asks her hand in
marriage, he’ll pay for the wedding (so there was no proposal, yet, they just
decided to start saving? Talk about putting the cart before the horse).
Teo is not at all sure
that Ed will ever ask her, though. Araceli assures him the only reason he hasn’t
yet is because he doesn’t have enough money, but he’s already treating her mas formal
Alone, Araceli admits
to herself that Teo is right, Ed will never want a serious relationship with
her and she won’t give in, either. If by giving in she means accepting to go to
the movies at night (oh, the horror!),
then, by all means, girl, stay away from the hunky Ed. Visit some monasteries,
see if monks are into dating.
Tav is getting ready
for the dinner at the Gov’s house. Ed reminds him tomorrow is L DAY – Lucia arrives and he has to meet her in Toluca. Tav thinks about asking Miguel to accompany
them to meet his wife and son.
Before he leaves, Ed
shows Tav the red piggy bank, and Tav puts some money in it, for Ed’s wedding
(ok, I admit, I haven’t been watching very carefully, when I’m not recapping I sometimes
use the show as background noise for when I cook or clean the house, but did I
miss the whole part about buying the porcelain piglet and saving money for the
Tav’s stash of money
is too thick to just go inside easily, so he just lets Ed to it and leaves. I
was sure Ed was going to put the money in his pocket, but he gleefully pushes
them inside the piggy bank. Is he really serious about this wedding?
Just as Ed is about to
leave the room, too, MA calls asking for Tav. Ed explains he’s at the Gov’s
house, for dinner and MA guesses this will be the night of his formal
engagement to Doris. Tav should be careful, she says, because he’s
already married in Mexico and getting married a second time is a crime.
Que que what? Ed is impactado, how
can Maria Alejandra Mendoza know anything about this? Well, MA knows a lot of
stuff about a lot of things.
But I think MA knows
squat, she’s barely starting her venganza
and she’s already slipping, her jealousy is getting the better of her.
At the engagement
dinner Doris is presenting her prometido, Octavio Narvaez, Navy Lieutenant (Navy, Army, same
difference, right?), to the entire dinner party. But wait, this is not the
formal Formal Proposal, that will take place in the Palacio de Gobierno, with a big ball (do the isla Dorada
inhabitants know how their money is being spent?). Everybody applauds and the
Gov is asked to speak, too, but the proud papa is keeping his speech for the ball
night. (Give thanks, Viewerville, at least we were spared of that!)
Andres is the only
sane person in the room, he can’t stand the stupidity, anymore, so he leaves
the table. He explains to Isabel that Tav doesn’t love his sister and then
leaves for his room.
random character we don’t need, overhears the conversation and goes to ask the
Gov if he’ll get married, too, after his daughter. After all, the island can’t
remain without a Gobernadora for
long. (So that was Doris’ position? Someone has to explain me Mexican
politics better) The Gov assures her he’ll do just that and they drink to it.
Oh, goody! Mariana wants to know who the woman is, but the Gov is not yet
willing to share.
Tav asks Doris who is the woman talking to the Gov. The two prometidos both agree she’d make a great
candidate as papa’s new wife. And that will also keep a certain unwanted
presence away. Doris won’t allow MA in her family, anyway, but she
doesn’t want to talk about it now, she much rather enjoy Tav’s kisses.
But nope, he has to go
home, rest for the next day early flight. Doris begs him to stay a while longer and eventually
he caves in. He doesn’t think he deserves her love, though. “Oh, yes, you do, mi amor.” – and Doris kisses the stone faced prometido.
Late at night Miguel
visits Ed and finds out that he can join them the next day to meet Lucia.
Miguel doesn’t want to hear about this, he still hopes Lucia won’t come,
because HE asked her not to (does he think he’s Emir Miguel and the Narvaez
Ranch is his Emirate?). He’s worried that her arrival will make him spend more
money, but Ed points out that with Raiza he doesn’t seem that worried about
But no, Miguel won’t
go to Toluca and expose himself to being caught by the
police, especially since being a fugitive is not his fault, but Lucia’s.
Ed is surprised at how
much Miguel has changed. When he asks him to leave because tomorrow he has an
early flight, Miguel wonders what to do with his time, because the Casino is
closed for the night. Oh, already addicted, Miguel? This prompts Ed to ask him how
much he spent at the Casino so far, and does Tav know he’s signing those IOU’s
by using the ranch as a warranty? How can he be sure if he won’t end up
gambling his brother’s part, too? Now, that is the million dollars question!! And
why isn’t Ed sharing this with Tav, his best friend?
Ed continues saying
that the lands might not have the value Miguel thinks they have and what if the
person who has the IOU’s is very much aware of the real value of his fortune?
Also, Raiza is obviously with him for the money, too.
Does any of these
warnings have any impact on Miguel’s clueless self? I hardly think so.
Back with Tav and Doris, he finally manages to open his mouth about
how ridiculous his new title is, because he knows nothing about military stuff
(we’re back to military, then).
Doris knows that, so she decides they’ll change his
title, making him Capitan of the Isla Dorada Aviation Force (LOOOOL).
But there is no
Aviation Force on the island, Tav reminds her.
“No importa, lo inventamos”, is the short story of what Doris is saying, and any honest man would run for
the hills. Octavio? He sighs, says a scolding “Doris” (using the same tone he’d use with his
daughter Lupita, if she asked to eat desert before dinner) and then accepts her
kiss. All she wants is for him to have a title that would make him good enough
for her and all she asks in return is his love, forever and for always. Easy
In his hospital room,
Karim wakes up at midnight and
wants to know if his leona came back
to see him. “Que mujer!” he’s amazed
of her resistance. How can he make her love him, tolerate him at the very
least? What is her weakest point, how can he remove her shield?
Tav goes to visit Ed
after the dinner is over. Seeing him a little ruffled, Ed thinks he’s drunk.
Yes, he is, drunk with affection, because Doris has spent the entire night annoying him, she’s
going up to his head like champagne.
Yeah, interesting, Ed
nods, but do you know that if you marry Doris you’ll end up in jail?
“Que?” Ed seems
shocked, what is this tonteria?
Ed kindly reminds his
BFF that he already married once in Mexico, so he could be accused of bigamy. Someone
called him and said they knew Tav was married and they wanted to remind him,
too. Ah, you’re making this up, Tav things – Oh, boy, if the phone call is made
up, does that mean he’s less married? Ugh…
No, Ed always wanted
the wedding, it’s ella who is interfering,
la dama del
Casino, Maria Alejandra
Tav seems furious,
asks Ed to repeat what she said word for word. And then one of his neurons
start functioning, when he declares that can only mean that MA is Maricruz
Ed thinks Tav is
crazy, but Tav looks confident enough: MA kisses like MC, lifts her head like
MC, so it has to be her! He flashes back to an old conversation he had with MA
when he’d confronted her, too, and then repeats that she is his little salvage
and the baby girl has to be his daughter!
Oh, my, could Octavio
be THAT smart?
Karim and Mohammed
talk about MA’s relationship with the Gov. The Emir doesn’t thing the Gov would
ever marry a woman beneath him, but Mohammed doesn’t think politicians have
that much scruples. Well, if that’s the case, Karim will get the Gov out of the
Government, start a smearing campaign against him, turn him into dust if it’s
I wouldn’t mind these
two millionaire idiots fighting to the death for MA’s affections, while she is
totally in luv with a not so clueless anymore pilotonto.
Mohammed thinks to
himself about what all of us already know: his Emir is loco, but luckily, that can cause someone’s death, too.
It’s the next morning
and Octavio overslept in his clothes. Ed comes to wake him up, apparently the
Lieutenant had a bad night. And, brace yourself, ladies and gentlemen, Tav kind
of remembers Ed telling him something before going to bed, but what was it?
And I thought he
couldn’t sleep all night thinking about his discovery… as it turns out, he
forgot about it as soon as his empty brain hit the pillow.
Ed promptly recaps the
discussion they’ve had, including the part about MA being MC and the little
girl being his. He’s laughing about it, but Tav is still sure he’s right and he
feels una sensation dolorosa about it (glad that made an
The Gov is reading the
morning papers in his office (it’s not the gossip rags, as one would assume),
when Doris comes by, explaining his dad that he has to give
Tav an aviator title, not a marinero
one. Geez, dad, don’t you know he flies a plane!?
But the Gov can’t do
this for now, inventing such a position would drive the opposition mad, so Doris will just have to wait. Que horror!
Just then someone
calls the Gov – it’s an anonymous call, letting him know that the novio piloto is already married. Oh,
Now at work, Tav asks
Jacky to take good care of his sister-in-law and his nephew if they accompany
him in his return flight.
In the cockpit, the
guys talk about not sharing with Lucia what Miguel has been doing. Miguel
didn’t seem too happy to have her come over and Tav is very worried about his
brother’s life and the way he changed.
monologue comes now, at the end of the show, as MA congratulates herself for
having the Gov’s private phone number and thinking that he won’t allow his
daughter to marry a married man (yeah, that was the exact line!); and she won’t
allow Doris to take away her father’s daughter, at least
not while the venganza is still an
The Gov is
investigating to find out who called him on his private line. Doris thinks this is an infamy, a calumny, Tav would
never dare…and was the person who called a woman?
Can’t the Gov
recognize MA’s voice on the phone??
Mohammed (to MA): The emir is loco? Let’s lock him up!
Tav (to Lucia): “Miguel changed!
Lucia catches Miguel in his bed, looking like a
drunken drunk who drinks all day.”
Doris: “Have you ever been married?”
Tav: “My wife had my
Karim (to Mohammed): “Call the Police! I’m
accusing MA of my assassination attempt.”
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