Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Lo Que La Vida Me Robo, Capitulo 40. 01/06/14.
When Maria was burning Montse's clothes , "I" wanted to slap her. Have to admit , I was happy when I saw the avances with her distraught and slapping her uncle. I think we can surmise what that is about.
Maybe she should marry Dimitri and take two slugs off the market.
Glad to see JL going while the going is (still) good ???
Can't help thinking that if Montse had told Ale the complete truth about everything she'd be in a very powerful position. Unfortunately, that window of opportunity is closing as the situation keeps getting more and more complicated (cash drawer key, etc.)
Uggh I can't stand BM. Can't she die soon?!
Have to admit, this is one episode I don't feel compelled now to watch. Everything is unraveling and watching all the slimeballs getting away with things isn't exactly warming the cockles of my -34 wind-chilled heart. These are going to be some tough episodes coming up, but watching Juve get his might be fun. I think the patio will definitely get behind that!!
I didn't see the avances but I'm surprised Maria is finding out about Juventino having murdered her father. I wasn't expecting that for another 30 or more episodes.
However, my gut is telling me that she isn't going to turn on him. She didn't exactly mourn her father so she somehow didn't love him as a daughter is supposed to. Unless he got pervy with her she is therefore a sociopath, just like Dimwit and Adolfo.
If Monserrat had said "Jose Luis, what are you doing here?" when he arrived nobody would be in this situation now.
However, as soon as I started reading your summary, I do what I always do which is smile and chuckle to myself. Giving the gift of laughter is amazing and you deliver every single time. Enjoy your straightforward style and sly comments. This was great.
Among my many favorites were "Montse ignores his pervie declaration of adoration", "Victor finally gets tired of the consoling Ale to remind him that HE was the one that asked him to get close to her" and "I say discretion is not in Juvie's vocabulary". Excellent!
I know I'm likely alone, but JL and Monse's goodbye scene struck me as touching and sad. I must admit I shed a few tears. That said, did I miss it or did JL not even tell Monse that Refugio was captured and that the truth is "out there"? At least JL called Esme to try to find out where Refugio was - if anyone can find him, she can. She is the smartest sleuth here...
Maria, Juvie, Adolfo and Dimwit are beyond contemptible. (Jarifa, thought "Maybe she should marry Dimitri and take two slugs off the market" was great).
Adolfo is obviously scamming Dimwit. No honor among thieves there certainly. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. I always thought Adolfo was rather an idiot but he is a schemer and opportunist whose greed and lack of compassion have served him well here.
I wish the walls would just crash in so things can be sorted out and lives readjusted and rebuilt. Wonder if witless worm Juvie will manage to extricate himself from the charge of murdering his brother? Loathe the character but will miss the actor should that occur. Luis Gatica left far too soon.
Juvie's skin appeared to be oily rather than sweaty last nigt. It was so odd...Don't know why I'm harping on the point but the thought he might have been lathered in oil makes the character even slimier than ususal (if possible). :)
Gloria, thanks for brightening my day. Congrats on your team's championship.
Gloria, you are the queen of the deadpan snark: "Montse quietly tries to leave the house as she clacks away in her shoes." That sentence totally cracked me up. Thank you for my first laugh of the day.
OK, ICK, I say ICK that Adolfo shoved the money down his pants. Talk about filthy lucre. Blech.
I find it interesting to note that at last one of Adolfo's hare-brained schemes worked. Maria is obviously a more adept partner than Dimitrio. She needs to brush up on her negation skills though. It's hilarious how Addled and Dimwit are constantly trying to screw each other over money-wise.
Daisynjay, I definitely want Juvie to get his anvil, but I hope he doesn't leave the show. His sweaty spark lights up every scene.
Diana, I also found the final scene between Montse and JL sad and touching. However I am an admitted sap; even Hawaii Five-O makes me cry.
Adolfo scammed Dimwit before, so I can easily imagine the two of them eventually turning on each other.
Here's hoping that Monserrat finds the drawer empty before Alejandro does.
Urban- Even if Monse opened up the drawer first, she wouldn't know anything is amiss, since she's never opened it before and never saw how much money was in there. She could just as easily think that Ale has emptied the drawer for some reason, or there was never anything in there, and he was just messing with her.
Since his first instinct, with anything she does or says, is to suspicious of her (was it so hard for him just to be polite and answer her questions about how his trip was?), then I'm sure he will assume right off the bat that she stole the money to give to JL. Nothing she does or says will change his mind. Just like he still won't believe her that Maria was the one who helped her escape the first time.
Both Dim and Addie scam each other all the time. Dim gets 50K and tells Addie he got 30K. Addie hits the jackpot, and tells Dim nothing.
Since Esme already got Rufugio out of a jam with this exact same police officer, by pretending Refugio was her cousin and flirting up a storm with the cop, I think she might be able to pull that trick a second time. If anyone can do it, she can.
Thanks again, Gloria, hope it's warmer where you are! (-8 here!)
Watching Dim and Dimmer dance around each other is a hoot.
Dim lies, Dimmer lies even more - perfect partners.
Maria had no clue how much money Ale had in the desk, wanna bet that Adolfo gives her less than half?
I guess we are aproaching some bad stuff - Ale will jump through teh roof when he sees that his money is gone, he will think Montse is nico to him because she managed to steal all that cash and now she only wants to trick him long enough to leave.
Juvie is so slimy, poor actor - always needing the greasy stuff to get into character.
Lila, this feels like a repeat of New Year's Eve, I'm afraid. :(
Sylvia: "Talk about filthy lucre." Snort!
Diana: You are definitely not alone. I also thought the farewell scene between Montse and JL was "touching and sad."
It's interesting that Loreto recognized the real bond between Refugio and JL and that he could exploit it to control JL. Imagine trying that with Dim and Addled.
As Vivi said, Ezequiel (Alexis Ayala) is the same cop who, for a price, helped Esme save Refugio several episodes back. Now we know that:
1. Ezequiel resents Loreto and covets his job.
2. He can be bought.
3. He kind of likes Esme.
So yes, it's not a stretch to see him as the fox in charge of the henhouse in his role of personal guard for Refugio.
I suspect that among manly men, the highest praise possible is what JL said about Alejandro: Es un buen tipo. :)
Add me to the list of those wanting to see Dim and Addled (nice NM) get theirs. And the thought of Dim actually winning poor Angelica is really disheartening. I want to see vengeful Josie make Dim's live miserable!
Sylvia owns Dim and Addled™ though she has kindly allowed us to use her clever coinage.
And absolutely, Urban, either one would let the other hang without a backward glance.
I'm a little disappointed in María for giving it up to Adolfo so easily. Though I think they make kind of a cute couple, I can't believe that she is being so trusting... she should have collected the money up front. You can bet that he's not going to give her her fair share of the money... if any at all.
Alejandro seems to becoming comfortable with being rich and entitled. He's bought himself a wife and now he thinks he's bought himself a cop. He wants JL handed directly over to him? I wonder what his plan is?
Congratulations on your team winning and many thanks for also doing this fantastic recap.
I loved this paragraph, especially, which so concisely and humorously summed up all the characters involved:
"Montse quietly tries to leave the house as she clacks away in her shoes. Maria hears and goes to pay Adolfo a visit. She asks for her part of the money. Adolfo tries to put the slimely moves on her. Looks like she's enjoying it."
I laughed so much at this, which was great since I agree with many that this was a downer of an episode. I did get some more laughs, though, during the episode when Alfie stuffed the money down his bright yellow pants (I think Hernan from LT would have had pantalones envy) and from Juvie, as always. Those characters are both awful, but they're fun to watch and the actors are amazing. Wish TN actors could get nominated for Emmys in the States!
Thanks again, Gloria! It was a lot of fun to spend my lunch break reading your excellent recap.
Brrr..The local schools closed due to the below zero temperatures today.
I was just getting used to the idea of not having any classes this semester and thus not having to go out into the cold so much when I got a phone call from my boss yesterday afternoon. Since the full time teachers need 15 students to teach a class, the teacher who took my usual classes can't take them because there are less than 15 students, so she must take downtown classes which have more students. First, my boss offered me the writing class. Then, she called back to ask me if I wanted the reading class. Since classes begin on Monday, I had to make my syllabi speedy quick and now I have to brave this cold and drive them to the college to get duplicated. Brrrrr
stay warm and safe. Later, gators.
Why is Juvie still hanging around if he's been fired and paid?
Why would Mons keep an important key in her bed table drawer knowing that Maria thinks she can enter her room any time she wants?
Simply great. Entitled is the entirely appropriate word here. He certainly has risen to the lord of the manor status quite quickly, has he not?
LOL - yep, Vivi. That's what he gets for not being the main heart throb in the TN.
Carlos, have to agree. Now we all like Ale, he's our hero and he's so gorgeous and buff, and that smile....er, I digress, but I heartily admit that we have seen him sort of "losing his soul" to the power that allows him to feed his jealousy of this JL person and Monse. Going to be part of his learning curve, heartache and growth through this TN I believe. And after watching Teresa, SR can handle showing us a man in torment pretttttyyyy well.
Susanlynn, hey it's great to be wanted!
NovelaMaven, I already gave Dim and Addled™ to The Patio collective so we are good to go.
Urban, I hadn't even thought to compare the Dim/Dimmer relationship with JL/Refugio. You make an excellent point. D and D do not have a fine bromance.
Nanette, you are trying to make too much sense out of the details. I also keep wondering by Juvie is allowed to hang around, but I sure am glad he is. Looks like he gets some comeuppance tomorrow, but I wouldn't be surprised if he manages to slither out of it somehow. Like a greased pig.
Juventino hasn't been paid and that has been Alejandro's most recent mistake. He should have decided to give him three months' severance pay and sent him packing. I don't know if there is a general rule about this in Mexico, but since he suspects that Juventino took part in some dirty dealings for Don Benjamin, this should be adequate.
Not to mention getting him out of the way to keep Monserrat from finding out about her mother's affair with Don Benjamin, but I still feel that this knowledge wouldn't hurt her anymore. Her mother has done her dirty in several ways so this can't sully that relationship any further.
Trouble is that Alejandro hasn't figured that one out yet, either.
Monserrat should have been wearing the key, but then she had no idea that Adolfo was eavesdropping.
At this point if I were her I'd be calling Tomas. He won't kill Dinwit; he'll just make him marry Josefina and put them on a strict allowance.
Neither does Angelica, whose alleged fortune he is already looking at.
It was another dark episode but the image of Aldolfito shoving the cash down the front of his duck yellow rompers made me laugh out loud.
As you said Sylvia, ICK, ICK and filthy lucre.
My thoughts went to a certain person I know, who, as a child, would carefully clean off the tray of his high chair by stuffing anything left on the white melamine surface down the front of his Grranimals trousers.
Being a generous child, he was always willing to share his bounty with his sister—later.
Grubby Cheerios anyone? Filthy lucre?
Julia Rold: I think Hernan from La Temp might go for the yolk yellow jeans as a fashion statement, but, with his Eurostyle, he would surely have them tailored to fit super-close to his superb body. No room for filthy lucre there.
I hope all who are suffering from this hideous cold are safe and warm.
Thanks again, Gloria, for the great recap of a downer episode.
I too was saddened by JL and Montse’s goodbye. JL should’ve gotten the message a long time ago that he was no longer the true love, but the poor sap’s life (not to mention his true life partner, Refugio) is in a shambles. I’m thinking JL didn’t tell Montse about Refugio because he figures there’s nothing she can do so no point in entangling her further in his life. But you would think she might offer him a few bucks to make it across the border, no?
Nice to see Esme again. I know the girl will do what she has to do to free her man. No time for crying and gnashing of teeth for her.
Seems too soon for Juvie to go down, so I’m thinking this is a preview trick.
UA: I didn't realize Juvie hadn't been paid yet.
Niecie: unfortunately, I agree with you re: Juvie.
I got a big kick out of Addled shoving his ill gotten loot down his pants. Yikes. He is much worse than I first realized. Also, I do not want to see him shirtless again.
I am looking forward to all of these nasty, greedy people getting a taste of karma. What you send out into the world will come back to you.
Brrrrrrr....making a nice hot dinner to get the chill out.
I wouldn't have thought Pervy could look grosser than usual, but he managed it. Did he take a shower in vegetable oil before shooting those scenes? And WHY hasn't Ale thrown him off the property yet?!?! This defies belief.
I love all the shady dealings amongst the thieves and traitors. They're bad, but they are entertaining.
One thing I have been wondering...Montse has been more affectionate toward Ale lately, indicated that she's falling in love with him, etc., and yet now he isn't trying for any boudoir action? Is he only turned on by hate and anger?
THanks so much for your recap. It was more entertaining that the actual epi.
I have never liked Maria, and after last night I don't think that she should be given a pass. She is showing her true colors, and I can't wait for the day when Ale finds out the whole truth about his supposed friend.
I don't think Montse thought much about where to put the key because she didn't know that anyone (Adolfito) was listening at the door.
Susanlynn: I have to agree with you that I don't want to see Adolfo shirtless again either. Let him be with Maria, but WE don't have to see it.
I did not find the goodbye scene between Montse and JL very touching. It was like okay, maybe I'll see you again one day, have a safe trip. I wasn't expecting much from JL; he didn't even get teary eyed. He seemed to show more emotion when they took Refugio away.
Just wanted to say that Ale, as usual, looked so handsome in last nights epi.
Can't wait to see what really happens tonight. I think it's too soon to take Juvie away.
Back to work...hasta pronto.
I wanted to smack Ale last night. Your friend is suffering and you think about yourself.
Maria, ugh! Get a life. I personally thought Adolfo looked quite sexy.
Can't wait for tonight.