Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Corazon Indomable, Episode #70 - “One Step Closer to Discovering MariAle’s True Identity and to the End of our Protagonist’s Not-So Fairy Tale Marriage”
Eduardo fell faster than I thought. The piggy bank's endearing, but if that's really his style after earning what a pilot earns.....
At this point, why doesn't MC just tell the family who she is. Wouldn't change her "revenge" and if anything, might really put the fear of you know who into them, especially Lucia. And that stare into the camera...gees, I'd sue the lighting director. That was just creepy and...dark.
Poor Oblivio - he is faced with and obsessive spoiled girl or a former flame who has turned into a flaming revenge minded shrew ( in his eyes). Love is grand.
Oh, and thanks for the nod that Solita does exist as MC is still learning sign language. Big whoop.
And I'm really head shaking at Are. She just lets Creepenstein take possession of her withn the grabs and starts talking marriage, and she just stands there. This girl needs to start talking for herself. I'm really disliking Teo and his manipulation of this girl.
Why is Santa bringing up MC with JA? Like she gave him the time of day romantically before? Plot ploy to make things difficult with Ester?
Thanks to all the recappers while I was out. Was able to check in daily and keep up with the antics.
Poor Miguelito! Looks like he's going to have some major health issues. But it's good for Mari's plan, as it will allow her to bleed Miguel and Tav dry. She couldn't get Tav to gamble or drink away his land like Miguel, but he will sign it away in order to help his nephew.
I also don't understand why Santa is acting like JA ever stood a chance with Mari. Even if she comes back, she'll never look at JA as a romantic interest. It's his business who he chooses to boink, impregnate, and marry. I think he should stop whining, man up, and start working to make a home for himself, Ester, and their child. What better way to earn her respect and deepen her love for him? Right now, he just seems like Miguel, needing a strong willed woman to lead him.
My goodness. Oblivio will now be Super Oblivio if he still doesn't realize that MA is MC after that argument.
Here's the line that had me stumped: "It’s also not your fault that some scumbag raped her sister and left her pregnant, right?” I'm on my knees, clawing at the TV screen, saying "Wait! Wait! Explain yourself, MariCruz."
To the best of my knowledge, we never had a scene where Solita actually TELLS anyone the story of the rape. The doctor may have deduced it, but did we ever have the Big Rape Reveal? Someone correct me or instruct me on this?!
Arecely really was passive in those scenes with Ed and Angel/Teo. I think the people in costume and makeup are playing "pin the tail on the donkey" with Teo. Just take the hump and plop it blindly onto his back and wherever it lands is that day's spot.
So Santa comes along and rains on JA's parade and the medical team sees a problem with Miguelito. No one can catch a break, can they?
I do hope that we get to see Solita, her little boy, Tobias, and yes, the monkey very soon. Although it will be a good thing that the rapist is revealed, it really doesn't matter much since Miguel shot Eusebio. However, maybe Solita will also reveal that it was Eusebio who set the blaze that killed Ramiro. It shouldn't be too much of a stretch to tie that to Lucia.
It looks as though Maricruz is obsessed with having Lucia taste some mud, but as cruel and mean as that was, Maricruz could have simply refused to retrieve the necklace from the muck.
If Ángel is indeed the new improved Teo, I wonder what his ultimate plan is? We know that he is also obsessed with Maricruz... does he think that he can ultimately end up with Maricruz?
I really like Doris' hairstyle with it braided across the top.
I too hope for a Solita sighting.
Also, did I miss a scene? Does Araceli now know that Angel is Teo because she was letting him get very touchy feely and he is, after all, her employer?
Loved the end that MA is going to get what she deserves from Tav's abandonment!
Ed pretty much looked like a gigged flounder to me! Reeled him right in, didn't they? But, gee, he was nasty, yuck. But now he's so happy about his piggy bank, LOL!
Looking forward to Tav's return to the pueblo.
Still think the whole Teo/Angel thing is creepy. But I do think Angel's hair looked better this episode.
And thanks to all the recappers this past week. I was a bit busy and also a little under the weather (sinusitis - thanks east coast humidity!!!) so I didn't get to comment much on the great job you all did.
I figured some of you might want the detailed dialogue between O and MA. We get so little of them together that I like to savor the zingers they shoot at each other whenever we do get them.
I hope MC saved her white rag to wear to divorce court. Oblivio apparently forgot there is a child, they were only married a short time so it s/b be easy to get a divorce. ¡¿Qué what!?
Oct's mental deficiencies are contagious, Ed can't recognize Teo/Angel's voice? Think of him w/o that awful wig Ed!
Of course Doris being a dimwit also thinks it wouldn't matter that Dumbo is married, if they married on Isla Dorada.
I think the mono went to Germany with Bieber.
I don't have a problem with MA wanting Lucia to taste mud like she did. MA needs to put some money in the mud when Lucia is bankrupt and desperate for a new maxi dress and tell her to get it out with her teeth.
When Oblivio goes back to the ranch, I'm sure that Santa will fill him in on all the news of the past. But I'm not sure that Oblivio will even believe her.
Finally, telenovela viewers need to remember to serve themselves a large portion of suspended disbelief, verdad ? This semester, I have a woman from Rumania who also speaks Spanish. I had the students interview each other as a first day icebreaker , and I heard her tell her partner( a middle aged engineer from Mexico )that she likes Mexican telenovelas. His reply "I don't!" there you have it. Some people can enjoy and appreciate the camp that is novelas and some can't.
still reeling. And they called it boring. QUE? Not on your life.
Some of your great lines---Uh, Oblivio, this isn't the public beneffit hospital where they fixed your leg but forgot to fix your brain.
I hope that Doris will choose to keep you...since you are worth, well...less. Ouch!!! Yes that was a
Ouch!! a double Ouch!! I'd say.
No, my family isn't that cruel. Oh
yeah!!! Oblivio, meet Lucifer.
I'm still laughing at Doris from a couple of chapters back when she said that it doesn't count because they were married in a small town. It's no problem if your wife comes to the island, daddy will make her leave. I can't believe that was actually said. Maybe there should be two Oblivio's. Octavio and Doris
they seem to match.
At the restaurant last night there was a caged bird in the room. I remember not long ago down the street from me, there was a very popular restaurant with both inside
and outside seating. In the outside
area, there was a bird in a cage but it didn't last long after the Health Dept. found out about it. I guess that in Mexico, the laws are not so restrictive.
Talking about restaurants---I have noticed that in most novelas, there
is almost always a big arguement that starts right in the middle of a restaurant dining room. As the arguement progresses, the people at nearby tables usually go on eating as if nothing is wrong and a manager is almost never seen. Such was the case last night with Ed, Angel and Araceli. Are people that laid back in Mexico or just very polite? Maybe it's just a novela thing.
Yes, the conversation was demeaning
This isn't the Dark Ages. Araceli
isn't a child, she doesn't need men
deciding for her--she can make her own decisions. Who wrote this?
She continues with her thoughts of vengeance and promises to make Lucia eat mud, to take away Miguel's lands and to drive Octavio
crazy with love. WOW!!! That's a full plate, but we must remember that in the middle of all that, we
have the crazy blue eyed psycho Karim making plans. Mari for sure is going to have to be Super Mari to get through all of this. Boring?
Carlos---Mari could have refused to
retrive the necklace from the mud but she had never had a necklace. It meant a lot to her. What woman doesn't want a pretty necklace, especially a woman who has never had one before?
Lucia/Lucifer eat mud? YES, YES,YES
The previews look great---I'm counting the hours and the minutes until episode #71 Can't wait.
“(uh, Oblivio, this isn’t the public benefit hospital where they fixed your leg but forgot to fix your brain.)” and :
“Lucia stares at her perfectly still and fast asleep child and then goes to Miguel and claims their child looks “very nervous”. (Que que? She’s more perceptive than I am, for sure.)”
Your asides are just brilliant. I’d like to give Octavio the benefit of the doubt. Maybe he was testing Maria Alejandra when he declared Maricruz guilty of the robbery. He could have been trying to get a confession out of her about her true identity. But who am I kidding? This is Oblivio we’re talking about.
Last night’s episode was enjoyable, but it’s getting harder and harder for me to deal with Octavio’s obliviousness. I agree with @Daisynjay, why doesn’t Maricruz just confess her identity already?
@Carlos, I loved Doris’s hairstyle last night as well.
@Carviville, thanks for clearing up the confusion about Araceli, Teobaldo, and Angel.
The piggy bank scene was too weird. Daniel Arenas looked just as confused as we, the viewers, were. Did the writers actually put that in there, or was Eduardo ad libbing the whole thing? BIZARRE.
Enjoyed especially your re-creation of the knock-down-drag-out verbal fight between Maricruz and Octavio. I figured he was deliberately baiting her, hoping she'd lose control and admit who she really was. Maybe I'm giving him too much credit, but that was my feeling. (hey, I've been wrong before!)
Sorry about the sinusitis but happy that it's cleared up now. And thanks for another sparkling recap.
Oh, and Susanlynn...love your list for getting through life without causing damage to others...or oneself. Works well in real life.
Makes for a boring telenovela though.
Here's hoping people aren't handling their relationships like these people, however!
I hope that when Octavio finally believes everything that was done to MariCruz by his family (if he ever does), that he doesn't act like it's the first time he hears all of it.
Carlos - MC snagged the necklace from the mud because Lucia told her it had belonged to Octavio's mother and that it meant a lot to him. She wouldn't have done it just for herself. She humiliated herself for him, which hurt doubly when she found out he had abandoned her.
Other than Teo, none of the men in this tn can stand up to their women and make up their own minds about things.
-Tav with Mari and Doris
-Miguel with Lucia
-Tony with Carola and Raiza
-The Gov with Doris and Mari
-Ed with Aracely
-JA with Ester and Santa
Karim is BSC, so he's a mixed bag of emotions and reactions.
Teo has been able to tell off Raiza and Carola and refused to do their bidding. He is the only strong-minded man in this, and even he is creepy half the time.
Vivi is right that the writers have made the characters in the TN brain damaged and its a shame. The information that people "forget" to most often is too important to forget, sigh.