Friday, September 20, 2013
Episode 39, La Tempestad, 19 September 2013 A Robust Attempt to Identify Ursula
Again, I LOVE the recaps.
Marvelous, stunning recap! I liked the Ursula meanings and the Patio breaking bad, ; )
Poor Laz. I thought Herny was really smart, but now, not so much. He sends a green behind the ears guy to "off" the Commandante, hoping he'd be caught, but instead sends a really smart guy, who does the right thing in spilling the frijoles. I'm glad Laz told Padre Tomas what was going on, even in the confessional. I don't think the Padre broke the seal of the confessional, but probably gave Laz good advice, hence the Commandante and the little pow wow.
I'm so glad Mercy wants Herny out of Neptuno, but it will be a long haul to get him out. Just when he thought he was IN, Mercy is trying to kick him out. I feel so bad for Mercy, first finding Mags and really trying to help her, and then Marina with a broken heart. I really can see why she said she wishes there were two of her, so one could be with Mags and the other with Marina.
Ursula sure likes to stir up trouble. I wonder what she would do if Ester came back? And Maycucu is now in the servant's quarters. I'm was really surprised that Fully wanted her to stay. I guess he likes his little side pastry.
Bea is getting on my last nerve. "Friend of the Family", indeed! Mercy warned her about Herny, did she listen, were her ears blocked with wax? I too think she has a thingy for the Hernanator (good one EJ)!
I can't wait to see Jose in action in the courtroom, especially when Fully's henchies (and we know this is a sham trial) come up with this "evidence".
Thank you writers for having Laz go directly to Padre T and spill the beans. I think that is very in character for Laz and, frankly, makes the plot progression more interesting.
I was hoping that Tia Tiburona would hook up with Candy to figure out the truth. Tia T is the type to spring into action while Candy tends to wring her hands.
EJ thank you for the great read. Your recaps are always so juicy! Hard to say what gave me the biggest laugh, but it might have been "The Houses of Mr. Green Jeans and the Trials of Lazaro". Or maybe "Hernan and the Upright Water Feature". THANK YOU amiga! Love your recaps.
In the courtroom, I was expecting some sort of chemical reaction or at least mild electrical activity when Hernán gently touched Eusebia's back. I thought that she had a nose for evil. She didn't flinch or even look back at him. Maybe she had her sensors turned off.
Ursula/Shursula, as long as she does not sleep with uncle Fully. We have enough of ICK alert with pervert Ernesto. I am actually glad Fully keeps a spare tire Maycucu in the house. It means Ursula is safe from his nasty grabby hands.
Whoever is responsible for costumes on the show must hate His Hotness. That person succeeded in transforming this gorgeous, gorgeous, breathtaking WWP man into a stinky, greasy, wrinkled, unkempt, middle-aged mentally ill hobo with involuntary crying spells. Shame on you!
Off to rewatch the happy WHITE! WET! PANTS! times and sexy cave of love. I need to erase DamnGulagInmate from my mind.
I feel like Mercy and Tia Becky are the only smart ones. I sense the relationship between Mercy and Mags is going to be rough. I hope it turns out well.
"Mercedes has total faith in Jose because he is a very competent lawyer. And driver. And security guard. And kisser." Best quote of the post. Hope is gets paid for all the work he is doing because he is literally doing the job of more than one person. I wonder what his job title is when he applied to work for Mercy?
Your recap, though, was not to be missed. Just brilliant!
Vita- Your comment on El Bello Mas Feo, aka Damian, was hilarious! Thanks for making me laugh. :)
I am quite sure, however, that our reporter, Dr. Elna June, is sporting a freshly pressed linen dress, in a moss green that shows off her perfectly coiffed auburn locks to advantage. Coincidence that the dress echoes Mr. Green Jeans' wardrobe today? Let the Rogue Recappers and Crazed Commenters decide.
While I usually disapprove of reporters making themselves part of the story, Tía Tiburona is not the only one showing serious teeth here. So does the TELENOVELA ENQUIRER.
Which reminds me -- nice use of EMPHATIC capitalization. Way to coax the cranky Patio along a THEMATIC PATH.
And the Ursine scholarship is impressive. I was the one in the corner dressed like a crab and I was advocating for the Disney Sea Witch origin of Ursula, but I was drowned out by drunken shouts of "DA BEARS!!!" Ah well, ursus horribilis it is.
She was wearing "a full body urethane suit, with a rotten-organic-matter repellent cape."
May I tell you how much I enjoyed parsing the second part of this phrase? Still, Ms Seoane need not have worried. The Patio has always been and will always be a NERFAZO-only zone. Tomatazos are only permitted if they are NERFAZOS.
This was such a joy to read! Thank you, my brilliant friend, for hanging out with us!
"Ursula/Shursula, as long as she does not sleep with uncle Fully"
Aren't you a little worried that Ursula's Funny Uncle may wander into the wrong room at night? After all, at this point only the COBRA and the GRIZZLY know about the room switch...
"I don't think the Padre broke the seal of the confessional, but probably gave Laz good advice, hence the Commandante and the little pow wow."
Yes, great point! I never thought of that!
[I was too stuck on comparing the two promises of silence -- the other one being the one made by the tía to her friend Candy. I'm not worried though: madre Eusebia not only KNOWS things, she tends to TELL things. How long before she takes Marina aside and sets her straight?]
Even if Perversio-the-Uncle (I vomited a bit) pries his daughter's bedroom door open to pleasure his overused rusty knife with Maycucu... Ursula would hand him googlemaps directions to the snake's quarters. She is not interested.
This is my first time watching Mexican TN (because of the gorgeous WL my patio friends, because of His Hotness).
Sometimes I wonder if I am watching Jerry Springer's show, with all the incest/pervert/ plot lines. Yuk! Double Yuk on Uncle/niece sexual attraction.
I am so glad you came to hang out today. Sandydoc, I would be proud to have the name 'Ursula', being a fan, in general, of bears. In looking for a nickname for the new character Ursula that flew into town on a broom and arrived with a slap, all I could think of was 'ursus horribilis'. I decided to work it into the recap. I am so glad I did not offend either you or Sylvia with the reference. Truth be told, I am a bear geek—I read all I can find about bears, their habitat, behavior and patterns. My next dream vacation is to Yellowstone to do one of the Bear and Wolf programs with a Yosemite wildlife biologist.
Mads: So glad you liked the recap. As I was reading the last few days' comments I was struck by how cranky I was getting with the plot. When JudyB threatened to take a sulk break yesterday, I thought that the denizens of the Patio were about to 'break bad', myself included.
I think that Mercedes is in for a load of life storms. Now that she has discovered Mags, I suspect Magdalena will give her living hell. In addition to her chemical dependency, she will have deep psychological wounds as well.
Hi, Sylvia: Thanks for dropping by.I know how busy you are and I am always grateful for your comments.
Carlos: Thank for the kind word. My DVR cuts off on the hour so I did not see Hernie touch Eusie. I am surprised she did not turn him into a toad.
Vita: You are so funny about His Hotness! How did they make Wm Levy look so terrible? Great makeup and wardrobe if you like the hobo vibe.
Caroline: I too wonder about how Jose came to be with Mercedes....Thanks for coming by.
Vivi: So glad you enjoyed the recap. As we have discussed before, the crying episodes are very annoying to me; hence my use of the all caps shout to identify the crying scenes.
As you watch the epi I wouldn't miss Tia Becky's little encounter with Candy. Nora gets to show off her acting chops a bit and she is very menacing. I think she would eat the street-wise Candy as a breakfast snack if she were so inclined. Of course, being BFFs, that will never happen.
But remember -- Fulgencio isn't a blood relative of Ursula. Delfina and Ursula's mami are sisters. Soooooo ...
Still pretty icky though.
Thank you for your comments, amiga. You know that I play fast and loose with the role of recapper, it is a bad habit of mine.
Also, I appreciate the reminder about the Nerfazos. Maybe I can order some from the Storm Cellar store to throw at Ursula. I can tell they are going to make this character so over the top. I like the 'Disney Sea Witch', that works for me.
As to Eusie, I think she rather enjoys her role as town oracle. She will surely spill the frijoles to Marina sooner or later.
And I am with Vita on the Uncle/Niece incest suggestion. What if he does wander into the wrong room? Yuk!
I offer a belated apology for the atrocious (non)editing jobs I do on all of my recaps. I have lost my ability to edit myself as I write. It is so sad. When I reread my recaps they are filled with errors in punctuation, grammar and much more. If I post right away (late at night) I cannot even recognize the errors until the next day.
Alas, I am too lazy to correct them the next morning.
Please don't apologize for grammer and spelling errors. I too am very guilty of this! And sometimes I don't correct mine either. Your brilliance far surpasses the errors, amiga! You are a gem.
I feel for poor DamGrungy because I love to have a shower every day and it has been awhile since he's been able to clean bimself up.
Jose is my kind of hombre..responsible, loyal, intelligent...a man for all seasons. ...and a good kisser.
Finally, I hope that all of you are enjoying a clear, sunny day like we are having here, and did everyone notice that big full moon last night ???
Yes, I noticed the moon and thought, sorry for the earworm, "Shine on, shine on Harvest Moon", ; )
As Mads says, No te preocupes. Still, I know how you feel about seeing typos in the light of day -- it's kind of like looking in the mirror and realizing you've been grinning at people all evening with a piece of moss green spinach between your front teeth. [But you are so classy, you would make the spinach look like a fashion accessory; soon everyone on the Patio would be clamoring for green acrylic tooth embellishments.]
Guau! You have transformed HORROR into ART!
“when recappers break bad”
“several women with plump lips in ratty looking Damian wigs”
"Bucket alert. Delfina is about to get DUMPED ON"
Nice to see Laz can think on his feet. I thought that was a pretty good lie about all the drivers being issued guns for security. Though I'm glad he had the good sense to tell the Padre the truth.
Sorry the cast and crew have to deal with the humidity, but I do love that the TN is shot on location. Bea's back was soaked in sweat as she gave Damian what-fer in the jail.
Earworm, no! I can't stop singing, "Shine on, harvest moon..."
Niecie: I am glad you enjoyed the recap. Like you, I love the location shots. The Mexican travelogue is a bit part of my enjoying the TNs. I guess it was REALLY hot when they filmed this, wasn't it? Our old friend Jarocha could probably tell us something about the weather in Veracruz. One thing I always notice is that the sea looks really rough.
Vita: Could not agree with NM more; your poem is wonderfully evocative and an absolute horror show. I am going to have bad dreams about Fully's hairy hand reaching around the door...Ooooo, worthy of Halloween.
NM: You are seer, NM, just like Madre Eusebia. How else would you know about the arugula canine tooth cap I just discovered I have been wearing all morning? Thank you for the o-so-kind and hilarious thoughts. I may have to change my Avatar for the blog to a Jack-O-Lantern with one tooth covered in locally grown, bio-appropriate and organic espinacas.
Hugs and giggles to all,
"Tan Vest scrapes out of the room on his hands and knees. Really he just disappears","Bea has a major crush on the Hernanator and "several women with plump lips in ratty looking Damian wigs" made me smile in pure enjoyment.
Poor Laz. Talk about being totally out of your league.
Gone was the tearful, inconsolable Marina at the trial. She was calm and determined. She found her strength and resolve and seems utterly focused. Dam however seemed beside himself...Let's hope this sham of a trial comes to a close quickly. Hopefully with the reappearance of a better dressed but infinitely more world weary Ester...
Wonderful comments all.
Thanks again Elna June!
Did you catch that Mercedes has a Louis Vuitton iPad cover? Could be a knock-off but it looks like the real thing. Anita will have to get permission to sell LV in the Storm Cellar Boutique. Then we, too, can enjoy an LV iPad cover for a mere $790.00 US, plus tax.
On another note, I just love how most of the women on La Tempestad dress. Marina, Tia Becky, poor Delfina, Beatriz, and especially Mercedes.
Regards the men, Fulgencio looks good in his middle-aged-spread clothes (I feel for him ,man) and Hernan, well I just swoon aver anything Ivan Sanchez does or wears. Ahem, I even like the green jeans. (EJ ducks tomato Nerfazos thrown her way.)
When it comes to Damian, his wardrobe is best left to a bare minimum. As the Irish girls say, "There's nothing wrong with a bit of the rough..." but a shower and some soap would be nice.
I hope the bad wig goes soon, I know it does at some point. In fact there are 2 bad wigs that need to go.
It was Mayuya that came onto Fully & he was a little surprised but of course couldn't turn that down. Unless Ursula does the same thing I doubt Fully would take advantage. But I am ALWAYS wrong.
A little cárcel realism for our hunkísimo. But don't the prisoners clean up before going to trial?
I thought we moved from the patio to the cellar over at Vicente's place in Santa Diabla.
I SAW the TRUE horror.
Slobbering stinky inmate
Oy vey! Sexy no more
I love the idea of Eusebia zapping Hernán into a toad but I wonder if that might interfere with her nomination to sainthood. Maybe better if she chose something cuddly like a little bunny rabbit or a hamster.
Whoever said WL is looking like he needs a bath, I agree, wholeheartedly and would add - a good night's sleep. I wonder is WL stayed up all night before he shot those scenes.
Whoever is the buyer for the Storm Cellar Boutique, I think it is time for a few additions to the inventory:
straw panama hats for Fully afficionados
flimsy play police badges for kids to play "pretend-cop"
inexpensive snorkels and masks for "Sea-I" forensic sleuths (since half the criminal activities seem to occur underwater). Can serve double duty to search for Esthercita's missing engagement band, or to get a job scraping barnacles from the various boats.
paperback copies of "100 Years of Solitude" with free bookmarks autographed by "Jose" with his personal advice from the heart.
Marina - her "true nature" in the character, would not let Herny get in her space like he does. He's always touching her and it's disrespectful to Marina and of course Damian. When is she going to say - no me toque? I also thought for sure Eusebia would flinch at his touch. They missed an important detail on that one.
Of course, Buddhists would just say that Hernie's actions will catch up with him. We know for sure that he will soon be born into a much less fortunate human life. A fiddler crab may be just the ticket.
I am not sure I understand the patio. Are we all on the patio?
BTW, I enjoyed the recap more than the show.., it's not uncommon ! Ana
BTW, I enjoyed the recap more than the show.., it's not uncommon ! Ana
By they way, I couldn't care less about grammatical errors and such. As far as I can recall you have never violated an apostrophe, so we are good.
Carlos, how observant of you to notice that Eusebia didn't even flinch when Herny touched her. Maybe she needs to look into his eyes to see the tortured evil within. And fiddler crab? Brilliant!!
Ah yes, last night's moon was magical. Mads, that song isn't such a bad earworm.
Vita, you are DamFunny with your most excellent haikus.
Emarie and Ana, yes we are all on the Patio of Lowered Expectations. Novela Maiden, er Maven, built it. Anita tends bar. It is our virtual hangout where we watch telenovelas, heckle the characters, misbehave, and throw nerfazos (nerfie things) at stupid characters.
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