Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Lo Que La Vida Mi Robo, Capitulo 55. 01/27/14.
"My goodness, he's pretty", "That I would not be watching you all the time and wasting tax payers money to make sure you do as I say?" and "Maria the lap dog waits faithfully at the truck" were but a few of my favorites.
Highlights were Dominga putting Maria firmly in her place and Monse angry enough about Maria to be angry in her turn as well, hopefully alleviating some of the devastation she is feeling.
I had an uneasy feeling Ale was seeking an anullment but had thought and hoped he would ask for a paternity test first.
Angie is so strong and I admire her - she is bending everyone to her will to accept her love for JL and impending marriage. So courageous.
Pedro will demand an exacting penalty from Graciela, I am sure. I hope Dim gets to languish a while longer in jail where he truly does deserve to be.
Things are still bleak but tomorrow will hopefully bring a bit of relief (but likely not for poor Lauro).
Gloria, an excellent summary - thank you!
Thank you so much for this splendid recap!
Ay, yi, yi BM needs an anvil. The venom dripping from her mouth! What a beyotch! I was hoping Monse would kick her, but no such luck. And the dresses she picked? Can you say tasteless????? Ugh, she can't match Monse in taste eva! BM has no taste or fashion sense. BM is just horrid!
So Ale can't forget Monse can he? It seems he thinks about her constantly, even when BM was trying on those "fashions" he couldn't even look at her. I guess he thinks if he annuls his marriage to Monse he can forget about her. Yeah right, sure, sure!
Dim if finally paying for what he did. It was self defense, but hiding this crime all this time is what did him in. I am glad the Capitan stood up to the plate and is taking action. I am so glad he confronted Graceless and called her on her BS.
I am glad Rosy is sticking with Monse. Rosy is in a lot of pain, but so glad she is with Monse.
Poor Monse, she took the high road here though. I like what she said to Ale. I wonder what he would have talked to her about if she had stayed to talk? He was looking a mite guilty, but he's still very angry. I don't like the annulment road he is taking. I bet he probably told the priest that the bebe Monse is carrying isn't his. If Monse does take a DNA test and it proves it's his, won't he have egg on his face?
Poor Fina. I felt bad for her. She thought her day had come, and now what is she going to do?
Pedro and Graceless form an alliance. This will not be good. This favor she owes him will have an anvil attached I'm sure.
Loved Esme showing Angie how to do the sexy dance and the interaction with all four, Angie, JL, Refugio and Esme is so great. I am glad Angie told her Mama how she feels and to let her be happy. I wonder if Amelia will let Angie be? Joaquin sure didn't look happy did he?
Can't wait for tonight to find out what happens with Lauro.
Going by what happened last night, why doesn't Ale tell BM to STFU? He knows she's a liar and yet he panders to her? He needs some alone time to think about what he is doing.
Lauro telling Graciela off and supporting the arrest of his son
Montse telling Dimi she knew about the plan to frame JL
Dimi crying and whining in his jail cell
I didn't like:
Graciela doing an open ended deal with Pedro to free Dimi. I am concerned JL will still answer for the murder.
Ale wanting an annulment.
Lauro looking like he is having a heart attack in the avances.
He totally forgets how he basically kidnapped monse in the beginning. And now hes admittedly doing the same thing he accuses her of doing. Who understands you Ale??
From the previews, things don't look good for lauro :( but I hope Ale flips out on Maria for being such a b.
Still team Ale tho lol. ( rant over)
Sure agree Ale needs some alone time. He is too messed up and vulnerable to be with anyone let alone BM. When he comes to his senses, I wonder how he will get back in Montse's good graces and how many episodes that will take.
Thanks so much for a terrific recap. I was really excited to read what you would write as I always enjoy your recaps a lot. I second all the great lines Diana quoted earlier with second shout outs to my favorite moments in your recap: your noting that BM is Ales' lap dog and your keeping track of Dominga's scores against BM, too.
And I agree with Mads most of those outfits BM tried on were really bad. (Though I will admit very begrudgingly that she looked kind of cute in the strapless one.)
However, that long kaftan thing at the end looked like she was using Auntie Carlotta as her fashion icon, not Montse.
Thank God Ale was clearly bored to death AND fantasizing about Montse during the scene.
Hombre, the annulment thing really surprised me and bummed me out, too. Thank God Que Pobres Tan Ricos comes on after. Normally, I'd be in bed and asleep before that one is over, but I find I really need the sweet goofiness of it to clear my head and heart of the intensity of LQLVMR.
Thanks again, Gloria! It was great to read this! I am appreciating everyone's comments, too.
I will ditto the previous comments on the positives and negatives of this episode. Our misguided anti-galan seems to be trying very, very hard to convince himself of Montse's perfidy, surrounding himself with everything that will "prove" to him that she cuckolded him. Sadly, he is paying attention to everything BUT the truth.
Oh man, things look bad in the previews. I don't think Lauro's heart can take Dim's situation, Montse's situation (if he finds out) AND Gracie's infidelity. If he has a heart attack will Ale blame Maria? Will Montse blame Alejandro?
You crack me up sprinkling declarations of Ale's prettiness throughout the narrative. He is pretty. Pretty dense and deaf to everything except the vile verbal vomitus that comes out of that whore's mouth!
You know what? Maria is such an effin' bitch that she really is cutting my sympathy/empathy for Ale! Damn! The previewed seduction will probably end with his dumb-ass drugged and of course he'll believe he planted the seed and BM's child is his own!
Glad to see Rosario react normally to hearing the whole story about JL but she won't turn on Montse. Unlike her son she's able to hear both sides of the story.
Graceless and Dim. Umpf. Umpf. Umpf. Dim trying to blame Montse. He must be Ale's brother.
I'll save my other BM bitchin' for tonight's show.
Loved Esme teaching Angie how to do a sexy grind. I hope she gets to use it in real life! As a mother I can sympathize with Amelia but I'm feeling Angie more and she spoke up well for herself.
Oh well, working from home due to polar vortex. Can't wait to read y'alls comments later. Thank you again Miss Gloria!
Mads: Yes, isn't it about time that Ale woke up so that he can see the true Maria. She's shown her true self to him so many times. This man is in a state of complete denial. Maybe she really is his half sibling, and it's a case of the blood calling.
Anyway, Dimitrio isn't the only nitwit here because Ale has just joined his ranks. Annul the marriage with a baby on the way. Are you kidding? Ale doesn't spend enough time with Macario who appears to be his one last friend. He needs to get out of his own head.
The thought of an alliance between Pedro and Graceless is terrifying.
Two great questions, Sylvia. I feel like tonight's episodes will move things right along. I feel the scales tipping toward Montsy as Ale acts like more and more of an a** every day. If your heart is broken, do you take a new girlfriend on a shopping 24 hours later? It's like his brain has melted. But I digress! I feel like Lauro catching him kissing another woman will wake him up to how badly HE'S behaving, regardless of what he thinks Montsy has done.
This show just keeps getting better and better!
Oh and a question for the Spanish speakers. I've heard Gracie say, repeatedly: "Falta Jesus!" or something to that effect. Does anyone know what it means? I remember in one TN she used to say: "Valgame Dios!" I love all these expressions!
Thanks again, Gloria.
"All the Patio hates Graceless but im sure we will all be repeating her wise words time after time: "A Ti Te Falta Jesus ,Perdonate!"
Demetrios : Mon Jan 27, 01:43:00 PM EST
This reminds me of the Southern Baptist exclamation: "You need JEEEEsus!"
Again, pardon me if that's not it!
my dad had an old dog named Buddy. He found him at work and brought him home to our farm. Buddy used to sit in the passenger seat of my dad's pickup truck . When my dad had to stop somewhere, Buddy would patiently wait in the truck.....just like 'Malria waited for Ale. Good dog, Malria. She already knows how to beg .
I am glad that Dominga isn't afraid of this harpy and got a few good shots in. Hmm..Malria seems to enjoy Dominga's rich.meals, She had better watch her calories if she wants to keep fitting into those tacky dresses Ale bought her.
Gravelvoiced Gracie is going to owe Pedro big time which can't be good.
Dimmy is a big crybaby. Yuck.
Lila was right, about A ti te falta Jesus, perdonate it literally means You lack Jesus, forgive or excuse yourself.
Valgame Dios means Good Heavens!
Pedro must think he's Vito Corleone, making Graceless an offer she couldn't refuse.
Prediction, not spoiler: She will have to pay that debt in some horrible currency and someday Dimwit will repay her by throwing her to the wolves.
Which she would richly deserve. She can't tolerate watching her 28-year old manchild spending even one night in a jail cell while throwing her pregnant 20-year-old daughter right into hell.
All the while insulting God and Jesus? She's almost as bad ad Dona Bernarda of TdA.
If there actually was a request for an annulment, Monserrat can delay it pending the outcome of a DNA test. She may need Padre Anselmo's help, but that's a request he wouldn't refuse.
Three Oles! for Dominga for standing up to BMaria. This lady is no fool and not a coward. She does need to tell Macario to keep his opinions to himself for the time being so he won't find himself off the estate.
I missed the discussion this past weekend, but I did see the episode, read Madelaine's excellent (as always) recap, as well as the abundance of comments.
I still don't have a lot to say. I'm disappointed in the turn María's character has taken. I've enjoyed her naughtiness but this current uncharacteristic neediness just doesn't square with the character I've enjoyed up until now. I do believe that she is Graciela's daughter as well as Montserrat's and Alejandro's sister so I don't see her successfully seducing Alejandro, but I would like to see her character ultimately become a good sister to Montse and Ale. I still think that she is gorgeous, and unlike some of you I thought those clothes she chose looked pretty good for the most part and felt that the outfit she was wearing in this episode suited her well.
Right now I have very little sympathy for Alejandro. The choices he has made since he inherited all that money have been disastrous and he blames everyone but himself. Things have actually turned out better than he should have ever hoped... he purchased Montseratt, she's tried to escape several times, and yet now she adores him. And no matter how one may feel about María, the way he is treating her right now is despicable and they way she is reacting to it is pathetic.
I don't see why anyone is disturbed over the annulment thing since TN rules dictate that we end this thing up with a happy wedding with better attitudes and better clothes.
I agree with you about the money. It has been disasterous for Ale. He flings it at all his problems and you're right, he did purchase Monse for a song it seems like. I don't like any decisions he's made lately, and now he treats Monse like the dog doo on his shoe. Why won't he listen?
Slightly scathing yet sincere. Blunt yet truthful.
You are amazing. Period.
Nothing new to add, but I too loved Dominga last night.
"My goodness, he's pretty."
Diana & UA, yes I also believe that Pedro is going to demand something from Graceless that will cost/cause her harm.
Lila, you gave me a great laugh "Pretty dense and deaf to everything except the vile verbal vomitus that comes out of that whore's mouth!" Thanks, amiga. Also ITA about your comments on Maria. She's vicious and takes pleasure in hurting others (she and Pedro would be a match in Hades) and that's why its hard for me to find anything redeemable about her.
Carlos thanks for your insightful commentary on Maria. Though I don't see her neediness as uncharacteristic as she is willing to do anything to get Ale, even groveling.
Mads, I love your observation about Ale and the chase being more important than their relationship. As others have noted he doesn't seem to know how to handle relationships w/women.
Although actually, Alejandro was NOT looking gorgeous last night. He looked pale. Wan. Red-rimmed eyes. The man is not happy.
Reminds me of something Elisabeth Kübler-Ross said..."When we are angry with someone, we think we're unhappy because of what they have done. But actually we are unhappy because we have withdrawn our love from them."
Start lovin' Montserrat again, fella, and you'll feel...(and look) a lot better!
-- He believes his mother died in childbirth
-- He was raised by a widowed grandfather, who probably died when Alejandro was menor de edad
-- He lived with or near the Zamudios, side by side with our junior villana and her pervy uncle (RIP... not)
-- He had no clue he was the rightful heir to the estate he was working on
No significant females in his life and no material comforts, so he has little practical knowledge of either. This makes him an easy target, as we have seen with Maria.
Many men's knee-jerk reaction to being hurt by a woman is to seek out another woman to immediately fill the void, but few ever realize that this will create a worse emotional void instead. I am rapidly forming the opinion that most misogyny we encounter in the Western world stems from many men's refusal to admit their need for women in their lives.
Some don't even want to begin to understand women.
Thank you for this very fine recap. You never miss a tick. I really appreciate your thoroughness!
SoniaPC: Great comment that Alejandro 'almost kidnapped' Montserrat in the beginning. Very evenhanded of you to note this as a serious team Ale adherent. Big smilie. Welcome to our merry band of commenters. We have such a good time and we love meeting new people.
Oh, dear Sylvia! The avances are going to bug me all day! The power of serial storytelling is so strong—now I understand why it is reported that crowds gathered in the London streets to protest after Arthur Conan Doyle's publication of "The Final Problem". Thanks heavens we do not have to wait eight years for the next episode of 'Robo'.
And notice who used the title phrase in her talk with Padre last night. Our dear Rosario. Wow. I loved that little touch.
Urban Anthropologist, I agree with your prediction-not-spolier. My crazy idea is that Graciela with have to become a Borgia-like poisoner to take out Alejandro so Pedro can get those crazy lands. Sounds like that will be after Pedro runs for governor. But I natter on. It is easy for my imagination to run away with itself.
I think this may be the best written and plotted telenovela I have ever seen. I am shocked and delighted by how quickly the story moves and how beautifully it is acted and filmed. I am a huge fan of "Robo' itself!
I really think that she should screw up her courage, announce that she is the righteous queen-mother and demand the respect and position that she is due and entitled to. Knowing all that he knows, Padre Anselmo needs to see to it that she assume the place she deserves in this bizarre drama.
Also, I think it was UA that earlier commented on Maria's slightly pouchy abdomen. God forbid I will disparage ANY woman her lovely curves, but I wonder—it seems like those clothes she picked out could be used for a TN pregnancy wardrobe.
Carlos: I agree with you on two of your comments: I find Maria to be beautiful and Alejandro seems to have been corrupted by his sudden inheritance and the power it brought him.
I wonder if he loses everything if Monterrat will be as able to fall in love with him as a poor man. She fell in love with JL when he was poor. Hmm...
Well, Montse *did* BSlap Maria first, but it was provoked, so I'll give her a pass. I think Ale was perturbed with Maria as much as with Montse.
Josie's faith in Dimmy has just been squashed, but she loves the lyin' lug. I hope it takes more than a day to get him out.
Pedro, what can you be thinking? She's probably thinking cositas and he's probably thinking voter fraud.
Amelia, it's still all about ME, Me, me, isn't it?. As a mother, I can see her point--she wants to be with her daughter at the end. As a daughter in love, I can see her point, too. Mama, you'd better concede.
Joaquin, poor sod, left out in the cold. But he did prove that he has a practically uncontrollable temper. He and Ale need to go to class together before there is anymore violence against furniture and people. (OT, if anyone wants to see a drunken lover really do a job on glass vases, sideboards, knick-knacks and furniture, seek out Diego in Cuando Seas Mia--Sergio Basanez doing the damage and the fabulous Silvia Navarro, honing her skills to become mi favorita.)
Ale, you cry well and look fabulous, but putting Maria in your bed whether there was nookie one night or not is inexcusable. How long will Viewerville have to put up with your insufferable pride. (I was *almost* about to call you estupido. Pero es el colmo!)
Gracie--You doth protest too much regarding your bebe. If Montse had been in a similar jam, you would have left her to her fate. Oh, you did.
JudyB--Wise words. Many a time I've wondered about those feelings. It's about time someone explained them.
Rosie, you are in anguish now, but count your blessings, sometimes grandchildren are more fun to be around than grown sons who don't know you are their mother. And until you tell him, he's going to keep treating you like a traitorous servant. Underserving, but your own fault.
Montse, oh, Montse. You said it yourself, you are to blame for most of the things that happened between you and Ale, that is *after* yo' mama made you marry him. You looked so sad and defeated on your wedding day, I'd forgotten how painful that was for you.
Lauro, sorry old bud, too little too late. Where was your spine 50 episodes ago? It will be a shame to see you go to el cielo (if that's where you're taken tonight) just when Montse needs you the most. Yep, the news is going to shock you, no doubt.
UA--Yes, I tried the Santa Maria perfume. Getting the cap off nearly deterred me. It's not quite right for me, but I like the fact that it is an ancient formula with a history to it. It has citrus, mainly orange, and I thought I got a whiff of mint, too.
Always get a hoot out of these bitch-slaps they love to throw into TN's. Of course, last night, I could swear I saw a line forming on the patio under the 'give it to Maria here" sign. Amazing to me that this chick thinks being whiney and pushy is attractive. If the previews hold true, how the heck can Ale even stay around her? Honey, you are rebound and acting like you have more cojones than Ale is not going to win you the guy. Sorry.
Like we didn't know at some point that Graceless and Pedro would join forces. The "ick" factor was really registering on the seismic scale with those two conniving.
Best moment for me was watching Angie tell her mother that she has the right to make the choices in her life now and her mother LISTENING! May this young woman stay on our screens for 164 of the 165 episodes ( though I know that probably won't happen.) I just love her to pieces.
Ale's got a lot to overcome. It's painful to watch, but he has to get "I coulda had Maria" (think V-8 thump) out of his system and do some growing up before he's ready for his true love and his Mom to come back in his life. Montse has challenges, too. . .I'll think about that tomorrow...
Reminds me of something Elisabeth Kübler-Ross said..."When we are angry with someone, we think we're unhappy because of what they have done. But actually we are unhappy because we have withdrawn our love from them."
This is a BRILLIANT comment. Wow. I am going to meditate on that all day.
Gracias, amiga, for your always thoughtful comments.
Karen: ITA with you on Maria's neediness. I have found her to be a pathetically needy character from the start. Remember her sitting on the front steps all day waiting for Ale to return from Aguazul? Her heart-hole cannot be filled form the outside, I am afraid, and especially not with Alejandro's affection.
Did anyone channel Vivian and Edward's shopping spree as we watched Maria? This trip should be called Pretty Woman Wastes Her Time and Ale's Money.
No matter when she reveals herself Padre Anselmo will take heat for keeping the secret.
As for whether Graceless ends up being the hit-woman, sounds likely. I'm sure she'll love the assignment... until she realizes that Pedro's desired outcome clashes with hers because while he wants those lands for his illegal activities TBR, she wants the money and anything that can keep producing it.
She loves only gold... only gold...
Ale—what a d**k!!! He asks for an annulment before finding out whether the baby is his or not!! He’s going to make that child illegitimate by his actions. I can’t believe for one minute that the church would allow an annulment as long as Mons is preggers. They’re not going to consign that child to being illegitimate. Back in the dim and distant—and it may be true in some states now--in Indiana you couldn’t get a divorce if you were pregnant. My cousin had to stay married (she lived with her parents) to her drunken husband until after the baby was born before her divorce was finalized.
I blame Ale for everything. If he hadn’t been so violent and threatening, Mons might have told him about JL. Even the priest wouldn’t tell him because he was afraid of what Ale would do. And you expect a 19 year old wisp of a girl to do it?! Mons has been through hell, too, Ale I’m the Only One Who Suffers. She thinks the love of her life has abandoned her taking her money, she marries a man out of obligation to her family both financially and for her father’s health. She finds out on her wedding day that the love of her life has been framed. She’s told the love of her life is dead. Then he turns up and when she decides to fulfill her obligations, she can’t get him to leave, all the while her husband is threatening her and raping her.
I am sick to death of this galan!!
OK rant over.
I agree that Sebastian Rulli looks awfully pretty, though I still don't think he does a pretty cry, especially like the other day with those red rimmed eyes and snot running all over his face!
I think the best line last night was when Carlota told Ale that he should keep his animal in a CAGE.
Hahahahahaha! I'm surprised Malria didn't attack Carlota over that one!
I wonder if Ale will get his anullment or divorce. I mean, don't they have to have some sort of fabulous wedding at the end? Jorge Salinas and ABC had to get divorced in the beginning of LQNPA so they could have a happy wedding at the end.
I am so hooked on this novela. Its been awhile since I've been this hooked. I ended up dropping out of QBA because I couldn't stand Maria....or her mom....and a few of the others anymore.
Thank you all of you recappoers!
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Carlos. I will bet that you were on the debate team.
I am beginning to think that here divorces are not finalized until the child custody has been settled.
I am worried that Ale may be letting his inherited land and his business go to ruin in the same manner as Oblivio, Miguel, and Mari. In CI, no one was picking the oranges, and we all know where that got them. Juvie is dead , and there
Is no capataz now that JL is gone. Dominga and Marcario are the only workers we see. Domingo will be kept busy whipping up fantastic meals for Queen Bee Malria, and Marcario is busy driving people away from the hacienda and keeping the padre informed about what's going on . Ale..despierto...didn't you watch CI ? A hacienda does not run itself. Stop your pining and your whining . I am getting very curious about how a poor boy managed to go to university and what he studied. He doesn't seem to have any interest in looking at the books for the hacienda and the factory. He looks really out of it right now. Sometimes , you just have to suck it up and move forward, Ale. You are definitely your own worst enemy . Sorry, I get a little frustrated at people who do not at least try to fix their problems instead of making them worse and worse.
Like EJ, I was also impressed that Rosario got be the first character to speak the name of the show:
She tells Padre Anselmo that although she may have lost her son forever, she takes some consolation at the thought of seein her grandchild born, holding the child in her arms, singing lullabies -- in short:
vivir lo que la vida me robó cuando nacio mi Alejandro.
I was entranced and appalled watching Dim and Gracie in the jail scene, the lover's endearments she used, how he put his arms around her back, the way a man would hold his girlfriend, not his mommy. And then there was Gracie's poisonous, dismissive look in Josefina's direction.
Really, why is Fina not running for the hills? What else does Dim have to do to reveal what an SOB he really is?
Dominga is great. Maybe she and Macario can open up a little eatery in Aguazul -- because the Almonte hacienda is turning into a place as rotten as its owner and his new lady.
Wonderful comments, guys.
Oh, but there is a capataz at the Hacienda Almonte, it's Macario. He inherited it after he came back because JL/Antonio ran off. I think Macario is very capable of running the place while Ale has his er, issues, lets say.
I was really struck by Dim calling his sister a b!tch right to her face (even with Uni blanking it out). Wow! I can't believe Fina stuck around after that. What does she see in this jerk?
You mentioned the polar vortex.Forgive me, but I do not really know what constitutes a polar vortex? My sister and family live in Minnesota and (by my wussy standards) it seems she has extreme cold every winter. Dare I ask how cold it is in Michigan? Does the whole state have roughly the same temperatures or are there many micro climates?
I am fascinated with the connection between geography and the development of human culture.
Our governor just announced a state of emergency for the whole state last week—we are officially in the worst drought emergency since such things have been recorded.
The trees in my garden look dusty and parched and it is only January.
I hope you and all others Novela Maven, JudyB, Susanlynn, Diana, and all others caught in these dire and dangerous weather patterns stay warm and sane.
I find that the good company here on Caray distracts me from my concern about things I cannot even imagine to control like weather, drought and fires.
Susanlynn, I don't think my school even had a debate team but our parents encouraged our nightly discussions at the dinner table. Opinions were not just welcomed but required.
I thought some of those outfits she tried on looked cute, but still in a cheap and peasanty kind of way. She isn't going as upscale as she seems to think she is.
I think Pedro will want Graceless to off Alejandro, which she will probably be all too willing to do, especially before he has a chance to divorce Montse. She'll see it as a big chance for Montserrat to collect ALL Alejandro's possessions, which will then be easier for her to get her own hands on. I predict a big clash when she finds out Pedro is trying to get the land for himself.
Maria is an idiot if she doesn't know not to insult the person cooking her food.
A Polar Vortex is very cold artic air caught by the jet stream and held in place for longer than usual. We are experiencing it this winter here in the Mid Atlantic. We are getting 7 to 10 inches of snow starting this afternoon and lasting until tomorrow sometime. We never get that amount of snow, it is very rare, add to that the cold air and brrrrrr..... We only have salt and sand for the roads here, no chemicals so basically until it melts a bit, everything in this area will be closed.
While I don't think that Alejandro can actually get an annulment without proof that he isn't the father of the baby it could save his life at this point.
Would Graceless trust Dimwit to do the dirty work for her? She'll do anything to protect her own ass.
I have to say that the way the relationships between Graceless, Dimwit, and Monserrat are playing out are textbook for a narcissistic mother and this particular combination of children. She goes into denial about Dimwit because she needs someone who obeys her and depends on her while she projects her own worst traits on a daughter who is nothing like her. On some level she knows this and can't deal with it because she sees it as rejection, so Monserrat doesn't exist for her has a person. She's only a meal ticket.
Considering the way toxic mothers in TNs are getting worse all the time it would not surprise me if she would plan to kill Monserrat and her baby later pending the outcome of what we think will be an attempt on Alejandro's life.
The Polar Vortex
It is the nitty gritty of climate change.
Carlos...Weren't you lucky to have grown up with discussions around the family dinner table. In today's world, family dinners seem to be disappearing. I remember the whole family gathering for Sunday dinners.
EJ..as to the polar vortex! the weather guys created that term, I believe. I cannot remember having such long lasting low temperatures in a long time. Here in the northeast, we have had mild winters the last few years. This winter has been very cold and snowy. Everyone looks worn and weary. I have decided to wear my brightest colors. Some of my poor students are from warm countries . I feel sorry for them.
Can't wait to see what happens tonight. Some plot twists and turns are the same as AR, but many are not, so I do not know where the storyline is heading.
Does anyone know how many episodes are left ?
At 165 it will be just over twice as long as the original; at 185 just over twice as long as AR.
Dimwit is no prize, so poor Josefina must truly be desperate.
My new comments are:
Refoollio, does he have a job?
Esmeralda, what does she see in him, understanding that she herself has no career trajectory?
Josefina should not be allowed to care and feed a pet goldfish, never mind another human being.
Angelica has to be the hottest and fittest terminally ill patient I’ve ever seen. The only thing wrong with her seems to be occasional bouts of vertigo.
Imagine the horror of discovery if all the half-sibling theories were to be realized?
Alejandro's half-sibs (paternal): Maria and Dimwit
Monserrat's half-sibs (maternal):
Maria and Dimwit
Of course, this does not exclude the possibility of Benjamin having sown other bad seeds.
Carlos, you have an awesome sense of humor. I always enjoy reading your thoughts/opinions. You are never dull my dear.
I so wanted to smack Maria last night. She is just pure ugliness (personality). Dominga was my fave last night. Getting in those digs. Ale has got to say something to Maria about her nastiness. I don't think I ever recall someone so hateful before.
Can't wait for tonight!
For that matter, why don't Refugio and Jose Luis and Esmeralda seem to have any family?
Thanks so much for the great recap. All my favorite lines have already been mentioned, but I have to thank you for making me LOL when you called BM a lap dog. That is exactly what she is.
I was hoping that Montse would not believe BM's implied lie about 'spending the night' with Ale. Of course Ale was in his alternate universe last night. He was dazed and confused, but he did get angry at BM for fighting with pregnant Montse. Anyone notice how after Montse and BM were separated Ale and Montse were just starring at each other while Tia Carlotta and BM yelled at each other. ITA with everyone that said an annulment can't happen while Montse is preggers.
I LOVE DOMINGA! She totally put BM in her place. I also noticed that when Ale and BM were leaving BM went to hold Ale's hand but he let go of her finger and kept walking. Get a clue BM! You are only being used to make Montse jealous, Ale is NOT IN LOVE WITH YOU!
JudyB, ITA, "Yeah...but...he's gorgeous, isn't he!" And thanks for the quote, it really puts things in perspective.
Lila, I LOL when I read "Pretty dense and deaf to everything except the vile verbal vomitus that comes out of that whore's mouth!" WOW, but I know, I can't stand the bitch either.
The avances make me want to punch BM in the face!
Back to work...hasta pronto!
If he did he wouldn't need to go through all the elaborate murder plots to acquire the property; he would just need to demand a DNA test to prove himself to be a relation. Then again, was Don Benjamin old enough to be his father? I doubt it. He would have to have been at least the same age as Lauro and I don't think he was.
It's possible that he's just originally from another state in Mexico and needed local connexions to get accepted.
Since this has come up before in novelas I'd love to know what the law actually says about such situations. If a deceased person has other illegitimate offspring pop up out of the woodwork like this, is the designated heir legally forced to share the inheritance? If so, is there a statute of limitations on that? Because if there isn't there should be.
Are our trip shows on tonight or pre-empted for SOTU?
EJ, bless your heart! I flippantly parroted the term that has been thrown around the last couple of weeks to describe a push southward of arctic air bringing us temperatures in the single digits, or below zero. Combined with the wind speed (and there is a formula for this) one calculates the wind chill or "feels like" temperature. With a prediction yesterday for a high temperature of about 3 degrees here in Ypsilanti, Michigan and wind chills around -25 Fahrenheit and similar forecast for most of the counties in the state, there were 800 school closings here in southeast Michigan alone. Even the University of Michigan closed for the first time since 1978. I was in grad school then and we got dumped on with 3 feet of snow! It's going to be a balmy 15 degrees above 0 tomorrow, so many schools will probably be open again!
EJ you take care and all my friends who are on the fire side of this crazy fire and ice winter! Don't you love the Caray Nation!
Bad, bad man.
Pedro is too old, unless Benji started young.
As in most telenovelas, secondary characters generally have families who are "away" or dead. We mustn't worry too much about them, unless they are actually introduced, like Fina's bro and Angie's parents--they matter to the story. (Remember in LQNPA, Gustavo's parents retired and moved away before we met them and then daddy died, confirming AP's worst fears...)
About Gracie being asked to off Ale. Contrary to what was suggested, it won't keep Ale safe for Montse's baby to be declared his by DNA. In effect, that would put him in worse danger as, dead (and assuming intestate) he would leave a widow and blood-related child. I don't know if divorce or annulment would make a difference.
Without a will, shouldn't the law favor passing the estate on to Alex, Jr, with Montse as guardian? If he leaves a will, god help us if it is Maria. Hope Rosario steps forward before that tragedy happens and Padre talks him out of it.
We in the south (South Central Texas) are dealing with some cold weather too, but nothing compared to you guys with below 0 temperatures. We should be getting down to about 24 F tonight, and for us that's cold.
I could sure use a warm hug from Ale right about now...sigh...I will be enjoying a hot cup of cocoa tonight on the patio at the Ale table.
Back to work...hasta pronto!
Anybody see a clip with Rulli et. al on El Gordo y La Flaca. They were on set in front of the big orange house and talking about somebody facing the consequences of there actions. . .somehow I think they were talking about Justin Beiber, but why?
Aunty Ann 24 degrees F is right smart cold in anybody's book!
How I'd love for Ale to do something hug-worthy!
Thank you so much Gloria for the recap. Loved your snappy lines. Though, sorry I can't agree with "my goodness, he's pretty" at the moment. :)
Justin Beiber? I wish I could have seen that promo of El Gordo y La Flaca. Do you know if it was a promo for Tuesday's show?
I think Ale is sad, so maybe instead of asking, we should offer him a hug.
Looked on Uni's web site. Haven't found that clip. Was so neat to see all the characters dressed like the characters but being themselves.
Well. . .time for the show!
Can anyone tell me if they aired Robo tongiht at it's regular time? I set my DVR to record an extra hour, but I am at work right now and don't know if Univision was carrying the SOTU, or if they aired regular scheduled programming. Any information is greatly appreciated.