Sunday, November 30, 2014

Hasta El Fin Del Mundo #74 11/28/14 Irma Goes Berserk and Pato Gets Dumped

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family and that you're all staying warm.
Pato tells Sofia that in spite of the photographic evidence that she and Chava passionately Eskimo kissed (I love that! Thanks Cynderella!), he still loves her. He'll wait until the dinosaurs return to have her in his life. She looks skeptical.
Miguelina and Lupe' meet to talk about Javier and bury the hatchet (preferably in Javier's skull).
Nandito tells Armie a secret, "Mom said you dumped us for another woman."
Mom said you dumped her AND me.
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Saturday, November 29, 2014

La Malquerida, capitulo 69. 11/28/14

Rubio gets called into Esteban's office. He wants to know everything about the local brothel.

Perla and Danilo walk in laughing and looking happy. Julianita is glad to see everything is now well between the two of them. He sends Perla off to let Ale know they have returned. Juanita informs him that Ale behaved all day and just stayed in her room. Ale walks in and he asks if she missed him. She doesn't say a word but her eyes yell out “Hell no!” He says everything went in his favor today. Things are not looking good for Ulises even with German's testimony. Rumor has it that German is very much in love with his new lady. So, I think that if you keep misbehaving, I will have to make you pay.

Esteban begs Cris to forgive him and take him back.

Norberto tells German that Juliana and Andres are interested in each other again. Even if that was the case says German, there was no reason to pull your gun on him. You could have hurt someone. I lost my mind when I saw them both together at the hotel replies Norberto. They now have filed a police report. They just want to bury me.

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Mi Corazon Es Tuyo #94, Forgiveness

Ana and Fernando are checking on the sleeping children before they turn in themselves. They open the door to Alicia and Luz’s room and see Alicia on the phone with Isabela talking about skipping school and meeting Pablo.

Fernando has a fit, rightfully so, and asks some questions. Alicia tells him that the boy turned out to be her own age. That doesn’t make things better for Alicia. She’s to have no phone, no tablet, and no internet, and no Briana since she’s her accomplice. Ana offers to make Fernando tea to help him sleep.

Natalia tells Diego that she loves him. He wants to know when that started. She tells him that she realized she loved him when she saw him when they were both back in Mexico, and after the accident, the thought of losing him confirmed it.
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Friday, November 28, 2014

La Gata #64 11/28/14 La Maldad

La moral, la conciencia y la vergüenza
Mariano thanks El Sil again for helping him. El Sil thinks if Mariano was about to commit an offense, he had his reasons, but he also had the strength to stop himself. Morality and conscience has made Mariano a good person. When Mariano asks about shame, El Sil tells him to never forget it since it can keep a person from committing the same offense twice (which he phrases as "tropezar con la misma piedra"--tripping over the same stone. A classic TN phrase.)
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Mi Corazon es Tuyo #93

I'm going to post this for today, I'm not sure if Jardinera is going to do the recap since we haven't heard from her. I sincerely hope all is well with her and she's just on a nice long vacation enjoying beautiful weather somewhere. I will take this down if she does post her recap.

Diego’s operation is successful, they stop the internal bleeding and he’s going to be fine. Except that both of his are damaged and need further operations to make them usable.

Nico learns about what happened to Diego.

Isa gets a housekeeper and is finally showing and doesn’t fit into her clothes. She’s very upset by this.

Ana needs a night off from her dancing job, Doroteo insists she work 4 days the next week without pay or he will tell Fernando about her job.

Edith is contemplating taking her makeup off.

Laura wants to be friends with Fanny again and told Fanny that she slept with an older guy to get him to pay for her tuition.

Enrique had León bring a report to him, looked at it, and slammed it down on the desk unhappily. He told León to go over it for inconsistencies. After León left, he swore that he had to succeed.


Hasta el Fin Del Mundo #73 20141127 Thanks Cap'n Obvious! We Already Know that Greta will never Accept the Poor Boys.

Waiting Room
Patrick walks in and catches Chava hugging Sophia.  They begin to argue and create a huge scene in the lobby.  Armando pulls Chava away and Patrick immediately takes Sophia into his arms.  Chava lunges at Patrick, but Armando stops him.  Later, Armando tells Chava that Alexa told Greta of her feelings for Armando.  Chava is envious.
Sophia confesses to Patrick that there is photographic evidence of her passionately Eskimo kissing Chava.  She tells him that her feelings for Chava are confusing.  She begs Patrick for forgiveness.  Sophia returns to the waiting room and tells Fausto that she told Patrick everything.  Patrick tells her how hurt he is and leaves. 
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La Gata #63 11-17-14 Turkey. . .and Masochism is best served HOT!!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  This title is dedicated to Mariano and the other gobblers in tonight's episode!

Right out of the gate we are treated with Jarocha beating the crap out of Gisela. Jarocha gets in some good slaps, choking and a blow to the stomach before Pablo comes out into the hallway to see what’s happening.  Relish this thrashing; you’re going to need it later.  Jarocha tells Pablo that this dirty pig has told Esme she is paralyzed.  Gisela doesn’t seem quite as cheeky anymore.  Security Guards have to tussle mightily to restrain Jarocha who even aims some kicks at Gisela.


Pablo finds Esmeralda on the floor.  She cries that she cannot walk and that she was lied to.  Pablo holds her as she sobs and pledges his undying love.


Outside Fernando and Blanca arrive and Jarocha informs them as well of the well-guarded secret that Gisela has just blurted out.  Fernando prepares to rip into her when Gisela recognizes him and calls him a killer.  Blanca tries to defend him.  Fer decides they will go in to see Esmeralda and tells Gisela he will deal with her later.  The guards continue to keep Jarocha and Gisela separated.


Esme is back in bed now as Fer and Blanca enter.  She is glad to see them; she has them and swears she is not going to give up.  Outside the large glass window which opens on the hallway Rita states solemnly that her dream has been realized, Esme is a broken rag doll.

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La Malquerida #68, 11/27/2014: Uli’s Getting Sent to the Big House

Mexico Episode #74

I’m too filled with turkey, stuffing, and pie to go into details tonight, so here are bullet points to get the conversation going…

-After Acacia spills the beans about Cristina’s pregnancy to Esteban, he backs off. Then he stares at Cris throughout their contract meeting with McCormick, and says nothing. He offers no protest when Cris says from now on, she and Acacia will be the only people listed as administrators of Benavente. This leaves Cris even more convinced that Esteban does not want to reconcile, and she says so to Acacia. Knowing that she blabbed about the pregnancy, Acacia is surprised that Este didn’t work things out with Cris.
-Acacia, Cris, and we, get a tour of McCormick and learn how Benavente’s strawberries become delicious jams.
-Elena tells Juan Carlos about the pregnancy. He tells Cris that he is not in agreement with her keeping it secret from Esteban (he’s responsible for the child as its father), but in the end says he will support her decisions. He’s also super happy to once again become a grandpa. Cris says that she will give Este one more month to decide what the heck he wants. After that she’ll tell him she’s pregnant, but not so that he’ll return.
-Este tells Rubio about Cris’ pregnancy. His parents abandoned him in an orphanage, and he swore he would never abandon his own child. He feels that he has to go back to Cris. Rubio points out that this means that Este has to forget Acacia forever. Or does Este intend for her to become his child’s stepmother? Este is not amused by this joke. Rubio points out that even if he returns to Cris, Este is no longer the ranch administrator and will need to make some money, for his backup escape plan. He subtly pushes Este to partner with Danilo.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Hasta el Fin del Mundo #72 20141126 Happy Thanksgiving

Chapter 72  This is what I remember.  Please fill us in on anything that I left out. 
  • At dinner, Greta reminds her daughters of their responsibilities.  1. Daniela, go to school and get good grades.  2.  Alexa, work and find a suitable husband.  3.  Sophia, be a good example to her sisters. 
  • Greta asks to see Sophia her office.  She tells Sophia that she's disappointed in her for letting Chava slob all over her.  She tosses that photos on the desk.  Sophia wants to know who gave her the photos.  Did Greta have her followed?   Fausto, Alexa and Dani hear Greta yelling and run into the office.  After seeing the photos on the desk, Alexa gets the courage to confess her love for Armando.  Greta drops to the floor from a heart attack.  Oliver comes over to visit. 
  • After dinner, Irma appeals to Chava to help her get Armando back.  She blames Alexa for the demise of their relationship.  Chava tells her that Alexa is not the blame.  He reminds her that she trapped Armando with a kid that isn't his. She won't be able to get Armando back because she lied to him for so long. 
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Weekend Discussion: Black Friday and Retail Creep

By now most of us will have eaten our turkey, stuffing, etc., and are thinking about the next episodes of our favorite series or hanging with family or friends.  How many of you are heading out to shop tonight?

About ten years ago when the early morning madness started a friend commented "In a few years we'll all be finishing our pumpkin pie and heading to the mall."  And this year Target opened at 6PM and Walmart at 5.  None of us at that table shops on Black Friday; I personally vowed ages ago to finish my holiday shopping before that and haven't broken that promise to myself.  Anything purchased after that date is bought online.

This article  sums up how I feel about this.

BTW, according to Wikipedia's article  on this subject, Latin American also observes it.

Your thoughts, por favor!


La Malquerida #67, 11/26/2014: Caray Caray Would Have Happily Helped Juli With the First Part of Her Plot

Mexico Episode #73

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you all have a wonderful day with your family and friends, but do drop in between bites of turkey and pie to discuss this episode.

Acacia Makes Announcements, Does Undercover Acts of Kindness, and Spills Secrets:
Acacia gathers the family together to tell them she’s done with Ulises, FOREVER…and she really, really means it this time. At least, until the next time she changes her mind. The family is happy to hear it. Lizi arrives and we find out what all the secret calls between her and Acacia were about. Seems that a girlfriend of Lizi (*cough*, Hector) has a connection with an art gallery that wants to do a show of German’s and Cris’ art! Yay! German, Cris, and everyone else is excited. Lizi voices her reservations to Acacia about keeping the real person behind the show secret and taking the credit. But she doesn’t feel bad enough to reject German’s grateful kisses.

Later Acacia visits Alejandra and whines about Ulises lying to her. Ale is concerned that Acacia will once again be vulnerable to Esteban’s charms. She warns Acacia to keep her distance from Este and to remember that he’s her MOTHER’S HUSBAND. Acacia says she won’t forget it, since he and Cris are about to have a baby. Ale is sufficiently impactada.

Visiting Hours in the Local Hoosegow*:
Ulises gets a few visitors. Cris, visits as part of her mission to protect her baby Acacia. She asks Uli to let Acacia go on with her life (without him) if he really loves her. Uli asserts his love and his innocence, and swears that once he proves his innocence he’ll win back Acacia’s love. (Dude, she doesn’t deserve YOU!) Cris says she’ll make sure he never sets foot on the hacienda again. (Gringo—Perhaps we should start cooking that crow dinner over the Thanksgiving break?) Carmen and Arturo visit, and are pretty down about all the evidence stacking up against Uli with Nuria’s testimony. Finally, Hector visits. He still believes in Ulises, and he wants Uli to be more cautious about sharing info since he thinks there’s a mole somewhere—Nuria knew too much info and he believes someone was feeding it to her. He also tells Uli that he has his people looking for Itzel (who Nuria claims was another woman seduced by Uli).

*The American slang for jail, hoosegow, is derived from the Spanish word, juzgado.

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La Gata #62 - Wed 11/26 - La Indiscreción

A lot of what happened at Esme's bedside in the early part of the episode was pretty irrelevant, so it's going to get combined, condensed, etc.  In contrast, some of our supporting cast were using interesting vocabulary and idioms tonight, and making some important revelations, so they're going to get more coverage than they might usually warrant, though still, I opted to combine scenes instead of cutting back and forth.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mi Corazon es Tuyo #92 Hankie-worthy ... Still can't tell if Diego wants Heaven to wait or not... And the news of Diego's accident spreads... and Ana and Fernando open their hearts and cry with each other


We left Fernando and Ana riding the ambulance with Diego, who had flat-lined and the paramedics were trying to revive him.

Lo Nuevo:

Alicia goes into the ladies room at a café to prepare (makeup, boob stuff) to meet Pablo.

At hospital Jenny tells Doctor that Nico has been anxious because he has been having a ‘bad gut feeling’.

At the cafetin Alicia asks for a strawberry shake. The waiter tells Alicia that she dropped one of her boob fillers.

Fanny, Edith and Natalia arrive to the hospital to ask for Diego. Nando arrives right away. The ambulance has not arrived (still in traffic?) … they all are worried they all got there before the ambulance.

In the ambulance Fernando continues praying, his hands are all bloody. He worries what he will tell Nico. Ana is begging Diego to please not leave them. She cries while Fernando kneels by Diego’s head. Ana comes and leans on Fernando, crying hard.

At Isa’s, Ino-Doro leaves, he has to go visit other tenants. YoMama calls him Pancho Villa and asks for his phone number. He gives her a business card, not being shy about showing her his wallet full of money. They flirt with each other… When Ino-Doro is gone, YoMama tells cupid he finally did her justice

At hospital, Natalia is really upset, tells Fanny that the men she has fallen for have died in her arms or at her care… Fanny tries to encourage her ‘everything will be alright’. Nando and Edith talk… Nando tells her he wants Ana with Fernando but he really loves his uncle Diego too, and appreciates Diego’s advice. Edith hugs him in support.

Isa returns home, rings bell and YoMama nags about having to open the door to her. Yomama says we need groceries… Isa wants HER to go to the super. Isa says ‘I got all this, you are just my gopher/second’. Meaning you are a parasite… living off another… and in this case, Me.(Isa). YoMama cuts Isa off and says go ahead and be hungry. Soon I will have someone to support me, so there!

Pablo is standing behind Alicia… does not want her to see him until he talks to her. He says she is different than the picture but she looks better in real life. Fanny turns around and is disappointed at seeing him. She nags at him that he does not look like the picture. No muscles and much younger than she thought. She is upset enough she wants to leave. He begs her not to go. She drops her bag when she gets up mad and he sees her school emblem on her sweater so he starts laughing at her trying to simulate she was 18 when this school only has elementary and secondary school. So she can barely be 15.
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Hasta el Fin del Mundo #71 20141125 Nothing Happened and We Learned Nothing! So Why Didn't Someone Remove His Shirt?


Armando's Hell Home
Irma tells Armando that she will kill herself if he takes Nandito away from her.  Armando caves; he won't take him.  Nandito asks Armando to look after his mother tonight.  Armando agrees, but warns Irma not to get any ideas.  Armando takes Nandito to school. 

Later, over coffee, Irma grills Araceli about the neighborhood watch meeting.  Irma asks Araceli not to tell anyone about her suicide attempt. 

Casa de Red Cruz
At the Cruz residence, Lupe watches as Javier gobbles down his grub.  Javier mistakes Lupe's arm for a piece of bacon and nibbles on it in between sips of coffee.  He takes co-credit for them raising their children well.  They did something right when they had those kids.  He suggests that they get back together because she still loves him.  Lupe immediately gets up and walks out of kitchen. 

Lupe visits Paco at his store and tells him that is coldness is hurting her.  Paco reminds her that she's a married woman and her husband is living in her home.  She tells him that Araceli is working on her divorce.  Paco doesn't care.  He just wants to know the date and time that Javier will get to steppin'.  Read more »


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

La Malquerida #66, 11/25/14

Mexico Episode #72

Discussion page. See Diana's post in the comments!


Mi corazon es tuyo #91 Is this the last we see of Diego?? At his experiencia religiosa, will Diego say 'heaven can wait' or become an angel?


Fernando tells Ana he spoke to Diego but could not reconcile with him. Ana keeps hoping they will be able to forgive each other soon. Fernando tells her Diego is in bad shape, has been drinking for several days now. Looks real bad. Seems he is on auto-destruct mode.

Lo Nuevo:

Isa still at Freeky’s. Isa seems to want to rekindle the flame she once had with Freeky. He agrees she is very attractive, but she turns it on him and says from here on out, we are only related by business.

Laura rings Freeky’s bell. He won’t let her in, sends her away ‘non-ya-bidness’ who I’m with. Laura breaks down and cries in hallway ‘what have you done, Laura??’ Natalia sees her but Laura denies needing help.

At Lasc kitchen, Johnny and Bruno are having a good time, Johnny swears he is the best cook now. Even puts on a ‘show’ for Bruno. He tries to show how to crack an egg without making a mess. Bruno laughs hard (feet up in the air) when he fails and Bruno starts telling jokes. FF>>

At Diego’s, Natalia comes in the apt. Diego gets mad at her because she threw away his booze. He takes the keys and runs out.

Ana is calling Diego’s cel, but he won’t answer. Fernando says he and Diego have always parted ways but this time its gone too far. He won’t let Ana feel guilty. Both he and Diego have made mistakes. Fer tells Ana what Diego said, that if Fer wanted Diego to forgive him, he would have to walk away from Ana. But Fer would not. Ana says they (Fer and Diego) are both men with great values/virtues, 'but the only difference here is that I… '
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La Gata #61 11/25/14 La Paralítica

I missed the first little bit and the house was kind of chaotic with dogs and visitors, so I'm going to throw some bullets up and watch on hulu tomorrow and put more details in then.

  • I tuned in right as Ines, Garabato and the gang had made their escape. 
  • La Gata is paralyzed and wearing odd headgear with two lemons for each ear. The doctor says there is a possibility of surgery, but it's risky. If I had taken a drink every time someone said "paralítica" I would be sloshed.
  • Everyone visited Esme.
  • Lowrenza is growing a heart and very much wants to be a part of her nieto's lives. Augie is not sold on the idea.
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La Gata #60 11/24/14 Brain damage!

Is that proof that Esmeralda and Pablo had brains? Who knew. Anyhoo, let me get to it.

My beloved Mariano comes upon the accident scene, he had a bad feeling that something was wrong with the two love birds, when he realizes that Esmeralda and his brother have been injured he cries out in anguish (someone give me some tissues!).

At Casa De Venganza everyone is worried about Esmeralda, they all expected her to be home hours ago and they can't find her, Jarocha suggests that maybe she and Pablo decided to run away and marry in secret, Fernando says Esmeralda would not do that. They then get the call that tells them about the accident, Fernando leaves to the hospital and Fela and Virgina stay behind, I really wish that they would stop treating these two like helpless children, they are grown women, treat them as such! Fernando promises to call them with updates.

Lorenza has a heart-allegedly 

Lorenza and Agustin argue, she tells him that she will be going to the wedding, she might not like Esmeralda but she loves her son and she will give him her full support, Agustin is dead set against this but she reminds him "if you can't beat the enemy, join him".

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Hasta El Fin Del Mundo #70 11/24/14 Some Have Dreams, Others Have Nightmares

From Friday:
Fausto tells Greta that she valued her prejudices more than love.
Paco wants to talk to Greta and find out the truth about Sofia.
The doctor says that it's clear from the number of pills Irma took, she was trying to commit suicide.
Armie leaves the hospital room to find out if Irma will have to stay or will be able to go home. Irma vows that she'll force Armie to stay with her.
I lied about the kid for years then tried to kill myself,
now I gotta think of something really crazy.
Monday's Episode:
Marisol shows Lupe' the check she got from Sofia. It's a lot of money but she'll pay it back eventually. Lupe warns Marisol not to waste her money on Javier because he'll never pay her back. Marisol accuses Lupe' of not taking care of Javier.
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La Malquerida, capitulo 65. 11/24/14

Skipping the old....

Rubio comes in and to turn in an accounting report and JC asks him to take a seat. He asks if he received a letter from Ulises intended for Acacia. He wants it.

Acacia can't believe Cris is asking her if there is another woman in Esteban's life. If I knew something like that, don't you think I would have said something? Cris apologizes for asking such a question. Ever since Esteban left, she has all these horrible thoughts in her head. Acacia advises her to speak with Esteban to clarify things especially now that you are going to have his child. Cris doesn't agree. Children are not a magically solution when it comes to marital problems. She just feels that there is another woman and needs to know. Acacia thinks perhaps he might have had a passing fancy but it can't be serious. But who asks Cris. Acacia tells her to calm down and think of the baby. Cris agrees and knows no matter what happens, this child will be loved by many.

What letter asks Rubio. JC again says Ulises sent a letter but Rubio says no one came with a letter. JC keeps grilling him but Rubio swears nothing ever came. JC suspects Ulises lied. Rubio promises to questions all the ranch hands in the morning.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

♥ Mi Corazón es Tuyo ♥ Lunes 11/24/14 ♥ #90 ♥

Capitulo 90: Don Juan in Hell

La Costeña: Hissabela complained to Enrique that the apartment Fernando gave her is smaller than a horse stall. He said he didn't believe her and told her to calm down because this wasn't good for the baby.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: THE FRONT PAGE - Señora Acero, Los Miserables, etc -- week of November 24, 2014.

Here is your page for recaps of and comments on Telemundo novelas present and future. Have a great Da de Acción de Gracias everyone!i

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: Reina de Corazones, Project Chapter a Day -- week of November 24, 2014.

 Hola Reinamaniacs!
We are trying a slightly different approach to recapping our beloved novela that Telemundo has trashed. Since two-fers, much less three-fers are horrible to recap and too much to take in,  as of Thursday, November 13, we started telling the story one Mexican episode at a time -- A Chapter a Day -- regardless of how it is broadcast in the United States.  
That means we will fall further and further behind the televised shows.  We're guessing that Telemundo will air the gran final on December 1, but we will probably finish recapping the show on December 11.

Of course, this all depends on the continued availability of the Mexican episodes.  Telemundo could get nasty and make them hard to find.  If that happens, then we are stuck with what they decide to show in this country and we'll have to regroup.

 Deb has put together this schedule for U.S.A. broadcasts of Reina.  (It is based on currently available information, but you never know what Telemundo might do.)

17-mon... 125/126
18-tue... 127/128
19-wed... 129/130
20-thu... 131/132* this was pre-empted by the President's speech
21-fri...  131/132?????? it looks like what was broadcast on Friday starts where Wed.'s episode ended so I 'm not sure what is going on. Maybe they will double up Tue and Wed's episodes that were supposed to be singles.
24-mon... 133/134??????
25-tue... 135/136???????
26-wed... 137/138??????
27-thu... Thanksgiving
28-fri... 139

01-mon... 140 (gran final)


Here is the "anti-tijeras" schedule for our CarayCaray recaps of episodes of Reina as shown in Mexico:

13-thu... 121 (posted two weeks ago)
14-fri... 122   (posted two weeks ago)

17-mon... 123 (posted last week)
18-tue... 124 (posted last week)
19-wed... 125 (posted last week)
20-thu... 126 (posted last week)
21-fri... 127 (posted last week)

24-mon... 128 (to be posted tonight)
25-tue... 129 
26-wed... 130 
27-thu... Thanksgiving
28-fri... 131

01-mon... 132
02-tue... 133 
03-wed... 134 
04-thu... 135 
05-fri... 136

08-mon... 137
09-tue... 138
10-wed... 139 
11-thu... 140 (gran final)
So try and hang in there with us and comment if you can. We'd appreciate it. Have a  great Día de Acción de Gracias everyone!!

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Quiero Amarte Highlights and Discussion (Week 10 - Nov 24)

Looking Ahead
    Let's discuss--
Whether the coffee stain will come out of Max's kelly green sweater.
Whether the stars in Amaya's and Max's eyes ever align so their lips meet again.
Whether Lucio will see through the phony doctor Lucrecia hired.
Whether there will really be a Consta-Max wedding in 15 days.
Whether Ivan will admit to himself he moved a bit too fast with Mariana.
Whether Dolores will pass her kidney stone or need surgery.
Whether Cesar comes up with a successful plan to ruin Max's Tres-en-Uno coffee project.

Note: Tres-en-Uno is a real Nescafe brand. In the U.S. it's called 3-in-1, a flavored instant coffee in single-serve packets. Nestle is getting a lot of "free" advertising in this telenovela.


Sunday, November 23, 2014

♥ Mi Corazón es Tuyo ♥ Viernes 11/21/14 ♥ #89 ♥

Was there no program on Friday night?  If not I will delete.  If so, let's discuss.


Hasta El Fin Del Mundo #69 11/21/14 Irma Plays the Suicide Card

From Wednesday:
Paco can't get the questions out of his mind. He needs to know the truth - is Sofia his daughter?

New Stuff:
Greta visits Isadora and tells her about Sofia calling off her wedding. Greta can't understand it; Pato is the perfect man for Sofia! Isadora opens a flask and pours a shot of booze into her coffee. She tells Greta that there is only one reason why a woman calls off a wedding - because there is another man involved. Greta insists that another man can't possibly be the reason! Sofia is classier than that!

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

La Malquerida, capitulo 64. 11/21/14

Lizi proposes to German to spend some time together. Who knows perhaps this could last a lifetime. German nods his acceptance and the two share a lovely kiss.

Luisa tries to talk sense to Acacia about Ulises. She doesn't want to hear it but Luisa insists. Arturo told her Ulises never did anything shady or escaped with Nuria. Acacia doesn't think he would have told his family the truth. Luisa advises her to speak with Ulises and if she's not convinced, no harm no foul. Acacia is afraid that once speaking with Ulises he would convince her of his innocence even though everyone is accusing him of fraud. Unless you want Manuel now and don't care that Ulises rots in prison.

Memo pulls a gun on Patricio and says Danilo ordered him to die. Patricio pleads for his life.
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Hasta el Fin del Mundo Capitulo 69 when it should be 70 Today.

Chava's with Araceli when ArmieKittyEyescalls to let him know SofiBleachBlondeAlmost has canceled her wedding with UglyPat. Chava maintains composure but is evidently happy while Araceli isn't such a happy camper in the background.

Sofi and Silvie chat about Sofi being in love with Chava. Some talk morecand Sofi is reassuring Silvie that her time as a mother will come again; Silvie's expression says, "You're Darn Tootin'!" and she also says that her relationship with "that guy" is no more.

Lupe and Javier argue.


La Gata #59 11/21/14 La Mancha

I will be out of town until Friday of next week and I don't think I'll have access to Univision. If anyone can take Tuesday, it would be appreciated.

*Le Sigh*
I know I owe you all a recap, but the thought of watching Pablo, Esme and the crew talk in circles for 45 minutes leaves me nauseous.

I am also fully committed, but I  will one up Kat's grumpiness and go into full kvetch mode. As you are all mentioning in the comments, there are so many loose and forgotten ends. Hell, a list of THOSE is more entertaining than last night's swill.

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Mi corazon es tuyo, 11/21/2014, No show doesn't mean that we don't get to chat

First of all: I apologize for my lack of presence on the boards. I just started a new job that is killing me softly. It's a completely new field of work for me, one that I'm not completely sure that I even like but I absolutely have to make work; so I'm constantly exhausted and I'm behind on all my TV watching.
Having said that and since there was no show yesterday, I figured we could do something else for today's post.

How about if we take advantage of the mini-break to explore some of the moral themes of the story, some of the situations that have been discussed before, but never at length because there was always something else to comment on.
  •  Ana has no real skills, other than dancing on the pole and making bad business decisions. She has a huge heart and she loves the kids just like a mother would, but what has she really accomplished so far, except surviving?
  • Fernando decided to marry the mother of his presumed 8th child, even if there was no connection between him and the mother to be and he was in love with another woman. Is this type of situation still acceptable in 2014?
  • Nico married a much younger woman, but failed to realize that she will want to be there for him no matter what and fixing her up with another man is not OK. For better and for worse, right?
  • Diego, an adventurer at heart, decided to give up on his entire life for a woman that only feels gratitude for him. Even if he had Ana's love, would a life of domesticity be enough for him?
  • Fanny, a barely 20 year-old, who is still struggling with finding out who she is and what she wants out of life, committed to a guy with a young child to take care of. Seen from this point of view, isn't Lenin - the care-free student boy, a more appropriate match?
  • Manuela wanted to be the surrogate for her employer and she would have probably done it if not for Nico's health problems.
  • Alicia accused Fernando of not respecting her privacy; but she's 15, still living in her father's house and cyber-dating is almost never safe.
  • And the big elephant in the room, that hasn't even been addressed yet: when Fernando finds out about Ana's real job and lying to him for so many months, won't he have the right to be upset? Ana's presence in his house exposed all of his children to the likes of Doroteo (and even Johnny), so should we blame him too much when he jumps through the roof upon finding out the truth (because I believe that he will)
 If anything else pops into your heads, feel free to discuss.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hasta el Fin del Mundo #68 Discussion Space!

While I get the recap cookin', discuss away!


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

La Malquerida #63, 11/19/14

Mexico Episode #69

Discussion page. Latin Grammys means that there's no show Thursday, and we have two whole days to discuss tonight's twisted happenings in the small town of El Soto. Catch Diana's recap in the comments!


La Gata #58 - Wed 11/19 - La Víspera

Pablo calls Esme and the ladies on their belief in superstitions…especially since Esme has a black cat.  True, dude.  Principe can't possibly be bad luck.  I'm ignoring their meaningless conversation as it goes nowhere.

Rita does a limpia, which apparently doesn't work, because in walks Meatball.  He's come to say goodbye…don't let the door hit 'ya!  Before he goes, he chokes Rita and accuses the cards of lying, but she says it's not the cards, it's him!  Plus, he's married.  Meatball protests that he's only "arrejuntado" (living together) which isn't the same thing.  The choking continues.

Pablo is nearly finished with the hideous mural.  Or so he says.  The boss wants to celebrate with a toast.

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Mi Corazon es Tuyo #88 Isa going... going... gone!!! Fernando finds out about Alicia's internet boyfriend and does not like it one bit


Leon and Fanny in a romantic moment… he tells her what he loves about her and their relationship… followed by kisses…

Ana with a picture of Eliz Taylor as her mom… (or who is that?)… Ana is crying with the boys in the room, Fernando overhears out the door. One of the twins goes out to get him… Luz is also there. Some guy (sorry haven’t seen the last 4 eps) sent Ana a pic of her mom… Fernando asks to see it, then says he is happy that Ana can see what her mom looks like, says she is beautiful like Ana (with the song… yeah that one!... in the background, sung by the old woman)… The boys and Luz are hugging Ana… The boys are all smiling and this seems to move Fernando even more.

Lo Nuevo:

Bruno comes to library to see Fer. Bruno asks Fer if he is feeling alright. The tragedies have not come alone but quitting the company… Fernando is honest with Bruno, and acknowledges Bruno’s important role in their family… Bruno notes that when Fernando started working there he looked like a little boy in his first day of classes… Fernando acknowledges the company was his life… his family. A great family, like the Lasc are for Bruno. Fernando knows the value of not only the company but the people who work there. He quit because the company does not need the scandal. It is a dream of many families.

Nando and Edith in his room… they are arguing about exact sciences, theory of relativity, scientific explanations and exactitude, subatomic particles, (and these two are on each other’s face…) quantum space and space time… He acknowledges she is real smart to have so many tattoos.

Nico and Jen. Nico tells Jen the Doctor said he would need special care… Jen offers herself. Nico does not want to be a burden on Jen.(Fernando heard this on his way in the room).

Ana calls Diego, Natalia gets the phone. She tells Diego its Ana. But Diego does not want to talk to her. Ana texts Diego she wanted to say thank you… about finding facts about her mom… appoligizes for what happened but says she was always sincere… and again, thank you.

Back to Nico, Jen and Fer. Jen argues that her dream was to be with him, he thanks her but… will you be happy with no kids? Aren’t you better off with a young man and not having to care for an old hag? Fernando cuts him short, not the time to talk about this. Jen is crying. Nico says he loves her so much he wishes her to find a guy closer to her age… (Fernando is hugging Jen, who is very upset)

Isa and Yomama, Isa is carrying a suitcase… Yomama says you have to help me with my suitcase. Isa nags. Suddenly Fanny and the boys are all throwing stuff at Isa and YoMama and the twins are shooting with their water guns… a battle ensues, Isa slips at the door trying to run out. (Carmen Salinas can’t help but laugh on her way out)…

Ana and Fer come out of the library… Ana says finally the arachnidas are out of here…! Fernando says ‘perfect! Now finally we can be happy…’ and they kiss (WHOA!!! what did I Miss???? I have to watch these recordings… someone changed the game on me!!)… nah… it was just a nightmare of Isa’s… (Phew!! I thought I had missed volumes!!)
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Mi Corazon Es Tuyo #87, Discussion Page

Marta isn't able to recap because she's on a trip or something, so I am putting this up so we can talk about the episode, and if anyone wants to add recap information in the comments, I'm sure it would be appreciated.


Send get well greetings to our wonderful blogger and team captain Madelaine!

Madelaine has been quite ill, here is a post where you can comment and give her thanks for the amazing double- and triple-shifts she has pulled recapping for everybody!

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Favorite telenovelas recommended by our crack team of bloggers and experts! Compiled by Vikki Gomez

Evidently you all have been longing for a definitive list of the best telenovelas and now, thanks to Victoria (Vikki) Gomez, you have it! Here is the link: List of the Greatest Telenovelas. I have also put it in the sidebar where it will lodge forever. Thanks Vikki!

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Hasta el Fin del Mundo #67 20141118 LLCoolS, but Patrick Hates Him (You'll Have to be a Fan of Rap to Get That)

Silvana's Apartment
Sophia wraps up her visit with Silvana.  As soon a the door closes behind the blonde, Patrick steps out of the bedroom.  Silvana mocks him about Sophia cheating on him.  Patrick tells Silvana that she's lucky that she just lost her child or "to the moon Alice!"  Silvana reminds him that the baby that she lost was his baby too!  She is offended by his insensitivity!  She accuses him of being jealous of Chava.  Patrick says that he's not jealous of Chava, he's upset because Chava is messing up "their" plans to marry Sophia.  Because of Chava, Sophia has postponed the wedding until the next year.  She should be encouraging Sophia to marry him ASAP.  He tells Silvana to send him a message if she needs anything, but she must not ever call him again!  Silvana tells us that she hopes that Sophia leaves him for Chava. 
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La Malquerida #62, 11/18/14: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Ulises?

Mexico Episode #68

The Old:
Cristina rips old Danilo a new one for secretly marrying young Alejandra, but reassures Ale that she is still beloved and welcomed. Acacia worries how poor Esteban will survive. Cris tells her he has the savings from his administrator salary, and a good head on his shoulders. Ulises rides into town on Juancho’s ass and hobbles to the Soto min-mart and calls Acacia, who had just dug his cross out of Este’s desk drawer and seemed to want to put it on.

The New:
Uli begs Acacia not to hang up, as she cries and curses him. He asks her to meet him in the town park. Back in the boondocks, Itzel and her grandma come back from picking herbs and find Uli gone, but a note left behind. He thanks them for everything they did for him, says he can’t keep putting them in danger (which hasn’t really changed since he sent a letter with their location in it!), and hopes to pay them back one day (if Dan’s goons haven’t killed them). Itzel cries and Grandma tells her not to worry.

Dan beats the snot and stuffing out of Memo and Patricio for letting Uli escape and live long enough to send a letter, and letting him see their faces (Memo points out only Pat’s face was seen). They need to get more men and find him! “It’s really important to find Ulises, because if he lives…” Ale runs out, in her new Dan-provided ramera-wear, and asks what the heck Dan is saying?! He clams up, and tells her to go back to their room where he told her to stay. Dan introduces her to Pat and Memo as his wife, who should be treated with respect, before he shoves her back to the bedroom. Memo makes the mistake of asking if she isn’t the infamous Turquesa, and nearly gets smacked again. Dan orders him never to mention it or that name again!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

La Gata #57 11/18/14 La Miseria

I took quick notes during the commercial break. I'm sure I missed a lot and as usual, I'm a little scant on the details. I'm still battling this crappy crud.

In other news, this felt like a relatively coherent episode. Please note: all action was interspersed with lots of Pablo and Esme sappiness.

The episode begins with a wedding dress try-on montage and a few shots of Pablo working on his acid inspired mural.

Esme's joy is interrupted by a sudden memory of Rita's fortune telling. She'll never be happy at Pablo's side.

Mariano visits Ines at the basurero and tells her about El Sil's beca program for disadvantaged youth. He's got four to give away and Carrlos is the first recipient. Mariano want Ines to help him find 3 more lucky indigent youth.

Esme goes to visit Rita for a card reading. Rita's cards foretell a lonely future for Esme...WITHOUT the babies (say what?)

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La Gata #56 11/14/2014 The Lost Episode

Peeps, work was awful yesterday and I got home way past ten, I was unable to watch the episode and do a recap, so use this as a discussion page, my apologies, all should return to normal next week!

PS: My burrito tried to kill me last night. True story.

Previous: Episode 55
Next: Episode 57


Hasta El Fin Del Mundo #66 11/17/14 Lupe' Needs to Make a Choice

From Friday:
From his sickbed, Javier asks Lupe' to forgive him.
Sofia and Chava meet with Raphael Silvetti who likes the proposal. Sofia tells Chava that if the deal gets done she'll owe him one. He suggests they take the bus back home.
Irma tells Araceli that she knows how to make Armie stay with her.
Alexa and Armie look at apartments together.
Captain Tavares talks to Renzi about the robberies. Renzi claims he had no idea the neighborhood was that violent.
Chava asks Sofia to imagine that all the people on the bus are customers of Ripoll. She likes the idea.

They can all buy my chocolates. - except the guy
who dropped the chicken on my head.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

La Malquerida, capitulo 61. 11/17/14

Discussion page.


♥ Mi Corazón es Tuyo ♥ Lunes 11/17/14 ♥ #86 ♥

Capitulo 86: En el sueño es verdad
Hospital Room: Enrique, disguised in scrubs complete with mask, rubber gloves, and matching biohazard booties to prevent footprints, sneaked into Nicolás' room. He remembered his father's death. He leaned over the bed whispering, “Your son killed my father. Now you will die.”
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: THE FRONT PAGE - Señora Acero, Los Miserables, etc -- week of November 17, 2014.

Here is a new page to chat about the current shows and the ones on the way.  Enjoy!

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: Reina de Corazones, Project Chapter a Day -- week of November 17, 2014.

My Dear Reinamaniacs:

If we were Telemundo programming executives, we would surely see the wisdom in running this witty little spoof of a telenovela through the powerful maw of the network Plot-Compactor.™  We would understand why two or three whole episodes are being crammed into a time slot meant to accommodate only one.  We would realize that whole episodes of Reina could not be shown late at night or early in the morning because... well, just because.

But since we are mere viewers, we can only marvel at the incoherent mess that the Plot-Compactor produces and at its uncanny ability to remove all narrative flow (and almost every light-hearted moment) from Marcela Citterio's brilliant, if wonderfully insane and convoluted story. 

In case you missed last week's conversation in this space, listen up.  We've decided to try a slightly different approach to recapping.  Since in this case, the Dragon is in the details, as of Thursday, November 13, we started telling the story one Mexican episode at a time -- A Chapter a Day -- regardless of how it is broadcast in the United States.  
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Quiero Amarte Highlights and Discussion (Week 9 - Nov 17)

Looking Ahead--Questions that need to be answered.

What does Max mean when he says the meeting is "just for the two of us?"
How soon do Max and Amaya finally declare their love for each other?
Does Flavia come between Ivan and Mariana?
Does Jorge go for Juliana or Carolina?
Will Ulises get any pleasure out of Mariana?
How will Lucrecia be foiled in her attempt to kill Amaya?
When does Horacio get caught for fraud and embezzlement?
Who will get the red folder with page 2 of Cesar's DNA results?

More surprises await us on Quiero Amarte.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Blogger Update: New Update from Madelaine

Madelaine just sent a new update on her health today.... 

Hola Y'all,

I've had two little set backs. I went back in the hospital twice. The first was a complete heart check. Things were fine. The second was to drain that lung again. I am now done with the radiation treatment. I am continuing to recover. It's funny in a way, I have now been on all floors of the hospital, and they all know me. I even got two cards from them, one from oncology, and one from cardiac floor. They called me the crazy Texan, too funny. My name may be Madelaine Fails, but Mads never Fails, how about that.

I feel so blessed for having Mr. Mads as my hubby, my wonder daughter Mia, the home nurses that come check on me, the physical therapists that work with me, and Y'all for being family to me and sending me all those wonderful cards, earworms, gift cards and to the person, you know who you are, who sent me Alborada, I thank you so much. God Bless you, your prayers, and warm feelings. I think of you everyday. 


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Hasta El Fin Del Mundo # 65 11/14/14 I'll Know You Love Me If You Ride the Bus Home

Hello Everyone! I'm sorry this is late, I had to take a quick trip out of town on Saturday. Here are links to a couple of articles I found on Hasta. The first is Pedro talking about leaving the show:
The second is a short article on David Zepeda's thoughts about taking on the role of Chava:

On to the recap!

Alexa and Armie go out for lunch and kiss passionately at their table.
Miguelina comes back to work at the Ripoll house and learns about Dani's hunger strike.

Dani, once again dressed like jailbait, studies with Oliver. To surprise her, Miguelina brings them milk and cookies. Dani is overjoyed to have Miguelina back. She starts to introduce Miguelina to Oliver and finds out that they already know each other because Miguelina worked for Oliver's family.
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

La Malquerida, capitulo 60. 11/14/14

Discussion page.


Mi Corazon Es Tuyo, #85 A Busy Day at the Hospital Waiting Room

This recap seems to read like bulletpoints, but the scenes were actually just short and to the point throughout the episode.

We begin with Ana praying with the children that Don Nico will be alright. And under TN rules, when something is prayed for, it will be so. So there you have it. We know that Nico will pull through. Phhew!

Ximena is on her way out the door, when her mama stops her asks her if she thought about what they talked about. Xi wants to talk about it later, that is, if mama is still going to be around. Mama (don’t know her name) says she will be there for as long as she needs her. Xi pulls away suddenly and says ‘who are you and what have you done with my selfish and egocentric mother?’ Did Xi pray for her mother to change her attitude? If so, then that will explain the new improved attitude.
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La Gata #55 11/14/14 La Confusión

Just a quick run down from memory. It might be a little out of order (or a lot...) I really just stuck to the main events. I'm sure I missed some things.

The motín (rebellion) continues. Pablo tries to talk-down the Cyclops/Unibrow.

Augie and El Sil discuss assets. El Sil reminds him that all the assets are his, BUT there is some mine near the ranch that Augie insists is his. He bought it after El Sil went to jail. Augie tries a little groveling and El Sil reminds Augie that he had no pity when El Sil was begging all those years ago.

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Friday, November 14, 2014


Ana’s answer to The Big Question is another question: why didn’t Don Fernando fight for their love?  Because I was an idiot!  No, she reasons, it was because he didn’t love her enough.

Nando takes Edith Munster home after their miraculous drowning rescue of Xi from the pool.  (Makes me curious if Edith-Death-Becomes-Her instead of St. Peter was the first thing Xi saw when regaining consciousness, did Xi think she’d succeeded in her suicide attempt?)

Ana finally sleeps on the rough jail cell bench and dreams a combo of Cinderella and Ice with a type of competition for her two contending Prince Charmings and two slippers, neither of which fits. It turns into a nightmare.  (Kiddie fare. FF>>)
Bruno’s still a mental case.

The next morning the airing of the family laundry is pretty rank as Ana and Don Fernando return to a pacing and very angry and accusative Diego.  Don Nicolas tells him he’s past the line.  Why?  He reproaches Ana for cheating on him with his big brother.  What?  How?...Why????  “—My heart is yours????”  that’s why.  He saw the whole thing—practically—on tape, especially that kiss.  Ruh-roh.  Doesn’t matter that Ana tries to defend her defending him.  He saw what he saw.  Doesn’t matter that Estefania left him because of his footloose and fancy-free life-style, not to mention any number of infidelities before Don Fernando and she became an item., and yadda, yadda.  Ana reminds all three men that she was very clear about her confusion and her feelings towards DF from the very beginning.

Meanwhile, Nando prepares Xi-I want-it–painted-black for her mother’s return to take responsibility finally for her daughter’s condition.

Bety learns over at the company offices that Enrique has been named the interim president.  She’ll continue as the prez’s sexratary BTW.  Celebration time.  They enter the office.  He tells her to box up DF’s stuff.  He barks at her over DF’s unsigned letter of resignation.

Leon gets another bill for Tamara’s unpaid funeral expenses along with a threat he’ll be sued if the bill isn’t paid ASAP.  (Don’t these people ever think ahead and just go with what they can afford?)  Yawn.

Alicia and BFF continue with their computerized femme fatale fiction.  FF>>
The argument spins out—“And if I did approach Ana, so what?  You gonna come after me?”  It ends in a slug fest till Don Nico drops over from a heart attack due to the anxiety and upset.  Isabrooda blames Ana, natch, but Ana tells her to stuff it.

The family ends up at the hospital where Don Nico dreams about the happy times with his grand kids.

Reeky finds out from Bety, while surfing the net or something else equally as productive…. that Don Nico’s in the hospital with serious heart problems.  He’s smiling from ear to ear as she walks out of the room.  His  culminating act of venganza papa for papa cannot be very far off now.  He tells Isa later that his plan is to insure that DF continues to believe they’re closest of friends.

The doctor comes out to tell Jennifer that he’ll need open heart surgery.  50-50 chance of survival.

Xi’s momma returns and offers a solution: go to a therapeutic ranch in the U.S. where they treat people specifically afflicted with Bi-Polar disease.  “--Do it for your boyfriend, at least?”  Xi looks like she might agree with her for once.

Ana returns home to tell the kids about their granddad when they arrive home from school.  In the meanwhile she saves Bruno, still a memory-less mental case, from being harassed and abused by Yo-low Yolanda as she tries undressing him in her bedroom after claiming they’ve been lovers this whole time.  FF>>FF>>

Reeky arrives at the hospital to give his respects to DF and family as they wait for the results of the surgery.  DF suggests it was Linda who planned the scandal.  Reeky quickly agrees it had to have been.

Isa shows up next and gives her emotional support—as a friend.  He falls for it.  He’s too blinded by the pain and guilt of all that’s transpired to be thinking clearly.

Once the kids arrive home, Ana explains the situation about Don Nico and the group of them begin praying for his recovery.


Hasta el Fin del Mundo #64 20141113 Move Over Armando, there's New Wingman in Town!


Abarrotes "La Union"

She's Counting his Ripoll Recipe Royalties Before they are Hatched

Greta tells Paco that she doesn't like seeing hate in his eyes.  Paco says that the love turned to hate.  They are interrupted by Araceli.  Greta introduces herself to Araceli and leaves.  Araceli recognizes Greta from the photo that Paco had torn up earlier in the week. She asks Paco about it.  Paco says that she's mistaken.  Paco is saved by Irma who is there to purchase soup for Nandito.  She tells Paco that Armando left her for one of those manstealin' Ripoll tramps.  She's begun working for Renzi again in order to support herself and Nandito.  Paco tells her that she's a fool.  Renzi is responsible for the sudden rash of violence in the neighborhood.  Irma tells them that Renzi has upped the offer for her house.  Their conversation is interrupted by Lupe, who agrees that Renzi is responsible for the thuggishness activites.  She suggests that Irma pay more attention to her husband.  Irma leaves in a huff. 
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La Gata #54 Thursday, 11-13-14 Hurry Up! . . . .and wait

We begin riding along with Virginia and Esme in a car talking about Virginia’s parents, the embargo and El Sil’s venganza.  Virginia says she would like to talk to El Sil and appeal to his goodness but she doesn’t dare.   Esme says it’s better that way and explains that El Sil wants to clear his name for when he finds his daughter.  Venganza is not the way to clear your name Virginia gently says.  Esme agrees and shares that if she were his daughter she wouldn’t want a name so filled with hate.  She feels his name is already clean.  What happened wasn’t his fault, it was an injustice.  Virginia hopes her parents learn some humility from this experience.


Mariano and Augie discuss El Sil’s next move:  the preventive embargo is something the complainant does when he’s sure he’ll win the case.  Augie agrees it is what he would do in El Sil’s position.   Lorenza can’t believe they’re talking so impersonally as if it were just another legal case.  This is our life, our ruin!  Mariano wants Augie to admit his guilt, his crime.  Lo reminds Mariano that thanks to this “immorality", he (Mariano) is a lawyer today and not to forget these problems affect him, too,  Augie tells Mariano to do what his conscience tells him and don’t worry about his.


Gisela tells Pablo about the embargo.  Pablo says he knows how his mother is going to take it.  She says only El Sil can save them.  Pablo states he has no influence over El Sil who initiated the embargo in the first place.  So you’re turning your back on your parents too?


In a short breather from Gisela we see Carlos walking with Esme and Virginia in the background. Esme assures Carlos he will be free soon, his case is being worked on.


Back to Pablo telling Gisela he doesn’t know what he can do.   Exasperated but stern she says so you want me to go back to your parents and tell them you can do absolutely nothing for them?  Esme walks up.  She and Pablo kiss warmly.  Gisela decides to leave, thinks better of it and then lays into Esme with a verbal projectile vomiting of Lorenza’s lamentations:   She’s leaving your parents in the kind of misery she’s all too used to; she’s encouraging El Sil in his revenge; she hates your parents.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

La Malquerida #59, Thursday, 11/13/14

Mexico Episode #65

Discussion page...let's get the discussion started!


TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: REINA DE CORAZONES -- PAGE TWO -- Week of November 10, 2014

 Miércoles – Parte Uno

ORBO and Estefi are brought into CIA headquarters by FELS and Esmeeth. ORBO didn’t think this was how he was going to have a talk with Esmeeth. FELS tells Estefi that he needs to talk to her. She asks if this is part of the interrogation. “Take her away,” orders FELS. [Why is he allowed to be anywhere near her?]

Susana comes into Juanjo’s bedroom and sees him in bed, asleep with his arm around Connie. They’re dressed but she is shocked.

Dra Moto takes off her shirt. In comes Laz with the baby. He hastily looks the other way while she covers herself. She explains that she about to take a bath since she was working all night. “Well, not all night,” corrects Laz. Laz says that what happened between them should never happen again. Moto agrees.

Juanjo and Connie wake up hung over. “Did they really sleep together?” asks Connie. “Shhh. Don’t say that,” replies JJ and then finds a note from Susana congratulating him or getting together with Connie. She wrote that he is better than Christián and Connie is better than Yoli.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mi corazon es tuyo.. #83 Nov 12 2014... If Fer could turn back time... but Ana says not so fast, i was door no. 2 but you dont get to pick me after you chose door no.1 and didn't like what was there


Nando spooked by Edith, he would want to rip her pierced earring off her nose but is afraid he will end up with snot in his hands… she warns he would die trying. Rosita calls Nando and he runs out on everyone.

Ana reminds Fernando that Diego is also a player in this script. Fernando insists that Ana should not stay with Diego if she doesn’t love him. Ana asks ‘what do you know about what I feel?’

F: So you love him? Tell me! You love him?

Lo Nuevo:

A: it doesn’t matter what I feel for Diego. You broke my heart! You!

F: If you can swear to me right now that you can be completely happy with Diego, I will gladly step aside and give up on your love for the rest of my life. Go ahead!

A: Lets see.. He (Diego) has been the only one that has been by my side all the time… he has done for me things no one else has.

F: Ana, I know Diego too well. He has always run away from long term commitments. He has never dreamed of forming a family! Ana, what happened so many years ago with Fanny Sr was not my fault.

A: Lets see. Fanny Sr, RIP, was Diego’s GF. And you got in the middle there!

F: Ana, I did not get in the middle. Love does not end overnight. Of course there were reasons for her to stop loving him. They were not compatible. She ended their relationship!

(‘who was Mrs Estefania?’ ‘She was my brother’s wife’)

A: You got in the middle! They were a couple and he loved her!! Your brother loved her! And you went after your brother’s girl!

F: Lets see, I did not go after her! I did not get in the middle! She was free! She first ended it with Diego! And later, the love between us could not be hidden. We were together 20 years. We had 7 kids desired and loved! I don’t regret the relationship I had with Fanny Sr. I don’t regret it.

(‘was that true?’ ‘Yes!’)

F: Ana, the relationship was wearing out because their interests were not the same. My brother is not stable. He was a womanizer. Even while they were still dating, he was unfaithful to her. He swore he was madly in love and was unfaithful. That is why she ended it with him. That is why I did not get in the middle!

(‘ is that true too?’ ‘Yes!’)
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La Malquerida #58, 11/12/14: A Night of Confessions!

Mexico Episode #64

After Hector confesses to still being in love with Cris while hugging her, Esteban rushes in, pulls them apart and starts punching. Hector gives as good as he gets, and Cris gets between them and orders them to stop. They stop long enough for Este to manhandle Cris, and for Hector to fuss at him for doing so and say that this was not Cris’ fault. Este is not listening. He scuffles with Hector some more, then drags Cris out of there. Hector calls himself an idiot.

Norberto has been out all night with Julianita and they are making out in his car. He decides to buy her some expensive perfume, and they make out some more in public on the street in front of the shop. German catches them, and goes off on Norberto about betraying his mother and about his moral double standards. Norberto yells that German is nobody to judge him. “Yes I am-- I’m your son!” WHAP! Norberto whacks German across the face with his closed fist. German leaves with angry tears in his eyes, warning Norb that he won't let him hurt his mother. (Well, that was a short reconciliation.)

Out on the street, Cris insists that Este let her go and not treat her this way. She says that regardless of what Hector may feel for her, she only sees him as a friend. She has never betrayed Este, not even in her thoughts (he certainly can’t say the same). She would never cheat on him. Este refuses to believe it, says he doesn’t want to listen to lies, and demands that she cancel the art show and stop seeing Hector. “If you see him again, then forget about me.” “Very well then. Go.” (Woohoo! You go, Cris.)

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La Gata #53 - Wed 11/12 - La Comedia

At Casa Silencioso, Mercedes bullies Esme into eating some breakfast.  Despite the huge table, there are only, what, six? places set.  And Esme's saying "What, are we feeding the entire colonia this morning?"  Even the arrival of Fela doesn't snap Esme out of her grouchy mood.  Fela is convinced Fernando will be able to spring Pablo.

The cops apparently called Rita to testify.  Why?  Fernando asks why she wants to hurt Pablo.  Rita told the cops that Pablo has "ojeriza" (dislike) for Meatball.  Rita whines about her achy joints when Fernando says his lawyers will be calling her to "rectificar" (fix , clarify …not take it back) her testimony.  While Fernando thinks Pablo has screwed up royally, whatever Esme wants, Esme gets!  And it would do Rita well to remember that she's not dealing with the old Don Fernando, but El Silencioso.  And El Sil does not forgive.

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HEFDM Recap- "Estamos Solos en un Cuarto, tan Enamorados is right!"

Sofia has rehired Miguelina! Hermanitas Ripoll
hug (and Fausto doeshis happy dance <3)

Pato and Silvie angst, she's headed to the bathroom and Pato gloats in thoughtbubbles about his assasination completion.

SofiWetHair talks with Fausto about work.

Silvie is a bloody mess at the legs and Pato gloats some more.

Armie has 20 missed calls from Irma about Nandito

Silvie is whisked away in a gurney and begs Pato not to leave her side.

Pato gives Sofi some BS that Mauro was beat up and she buys it. She leaves with Armie to work.

Greta and Dani have a heart to heart.

Lina and Lucas; some about a contest (you all know he was Alcachofa in Alegrijes y Rebujos right? I wanna see him paired with Chofis -Maria Chacon- again.)

Silvie lost her baby. (MI HIJO! NOOOO!)

Chava can't find a ride.

Silvie's still crying and I CANNOT WAIT 'til anvils ahoy day! This may have have been a pie cart? More like a dessert buffet cart!

Chava finds a ride; with 3 girls.

Silvie tells patricio she was prego and he gives the camera a, tell me something i dont know look.

Chava is hitchhiking still.

Silvie and Pato- i want you to stayyyy.

SofiBlueBodySuit calls asking RenziSilvie and she wishes the best while after the call the two jerks gloat over their havoc.

Chava and Armie while Sofis on the phone with Noemi.

PacoDenimOveralls argues with Greta at at the shoppe. Greta meets Araceli there.

Chava gets directions.

Armie has distributed the chocolate and Sofi thanks him.

Greta, Paco and `Celi.

Abrupt End of Capitulo and tmrw, Pato catches Chava with Sofi who has on the cutest bonnet!


La Malquerida #57, 11/11/14

Mexico Episode 63

All- I did a ffwd through the Uni version and realized that they showed a whole episode. No cutting or combining. Who knows what they have planned for the next few weeks.

Cris’ angry/perplexed reaction to finding Acacia and Estebone all alone cuddled up on the hillside is sidelined when Acacia runs to her arms crying about Palomino’s death. Acacia then says she doesn’t want to talk about it and runs off. The first of a series of fights between Cris and Este begins. The short version: Cris calls Este out for not telling her something so important that happened to her daughter. He throws in her face that she was off doing lord knows what with Hector. Cris slaps him! How dare he insult her that way!

Later, the family and friends at Benavente have a little memorial in the living room for Palomino (his ashes in a box Acacia holds). Acacia basically speaks out loud to her father about losing this piece of him, but then publicly thanks Esteban for being there for her like a second father. She takes his hand and then gives him one of those full body hugs. Cris looks on, and she does not look pleased. She takes Acacia to her bedroom for a chat.

Cris asks Acacia why lately she goes to Este first with all her problems and not her, her mother? She says she wants to spend more time with Acacia, and that Acacia should come to her first with her issues. Acacia points out that Cris wanted her to get close to Este. She used to hate him because she thought he wanted to take all that was her father’s, and now she loves/cares for (querer) him. She thought that’s what Cris wanted. Cris says yeah, but I’M YOUR MOTHER! Acacia tells her not to be jealous (note that she means Cris shouldn’t be jealous of Este, while we in the audience know it should be Cris being jealous of Acacia). She tells Cris things she would never tell Este, like that she kissed Manuel. “Que, que?!!” Cris is shocked and ticked off. She scolds Acacia for kissing Manuel when she knows she doesn’t have feelings for him and is just leading him on—doesn’t matter if she was tipsy. Now Cris thinks Este might have been right to forbid Acacia and Manuel from seeing each other. Acacia is ticked off that either one of them would forbid her seeing Manuel.

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Hasta el Fin del Mundo #62 20141111 How Not to Go to Jail When You're Obviously a Sexual Predator

Silvana bites Patrick's power tie and invites him over for dinner.  Patrick readily accepts the sexy invitation, but he will indeed be over later.

Over drinks, Renzi gives Patrick the abortion concoction and wishes Patrick luck.  Patrick gives Renzi a small yellow envelope that contains a brick of cash.  Renzi tells Patrick, the more drops she ingests, the quicker that she will miscarry. 
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mi corazon es tuyo #82 11/11/2014 Ana and Fernando have a rare heart to heart (or as close as they manage) talk, but they don't know Diego has seen and heard it all.


Ana and Fernando trying to convince the chief of police that the cop brought them over in a whim. Ana and Fernando have to argue that they have the right to make one call. Meanwhile Diego and Natalialll he would have wanted to be there to support her… she replies you can support me now.

Ana finally gets through to Diego and tells him she and Fernando are in jail. Diego impactado.

Lo Nuevo:

Johnny is watching TV about some contest of phone receipt/invoice with the highest number will win 1 Million pesos. Johnny gets excited… so is Sebastian when Johnny tells him about it.

Ana asks Diego to ask at the house about Bruno… who is at the hospital for having lost his memory.

Fernando keeps trying to convince the chief of police that he and Ana are not thugs. The cops keep stereotyping them as ‘los ricos’. Ana not appreciating being categorized along with Fernando.

Reeky tells Isa that things turned better than planned. Linda arrives at Reeky’s… she wants to continue celebrating. Reeky tells Linda that Isa is in the team as well. Fernando asked for divorce so she is in vengeance mode too. Surely you will put Reeky at the Prez spot. He will replace Fernando. However, Linda wants to keep a low profile. She is putting Reeky at the Prez spot, but so that he can watch for her interests. Glad to do business with you. Linda leaves. In comes Laura, and Linda gives her a snotty look. Reeky hides Isa. Laura comes in …

Fanny and Edith arrive at the house to the news about Bruno and that Fernando and Ana are missing in action. Luz impactada about Edith’s appearance (is she a vampire?... no, look a here, no fangs!)

Bruno calls Fanny to delegate to her to follow up with Bruno while he goes to the jail. He tells her Ana and Fer were arrested together. He will handle that.

Fanny gets a bit alarmed that Johnny has been delegated to watch the boys… they are playing water gun war in the boys room. They are mangling and watering down Johnny.

Nando arrives, a bit upset about XIme… FF>> Edith feels like playing a little scaring game with him. Nando not in the mood.

Diego leaves Natalia behind to deal with the jail issue. He only tells Natalia that the story about Fanny Sr is repeating itself with Ana. Natalia shocked that Diego left his brilliant and fun career behind for a woman like Ana, who has none of the same lifestyle as him. Natalia asks if Ana is willing to go with him and renounce to everything she has.. no, right? (Diego wants to go now…)

In jail cell Fernando is pacing around. Ana is upset, looking away. Chief of police is watching a video of them. He is amused that at first they could not shut up and now they are not saying a word.
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La Gata #52 11/11/14 La Piedad

El Sil has a heart!!

All the defense team needs to do is put Virginia in charge. She would get Pablo out of jail in a DF Minute.

Mariano's pants are now so skinny that I swear he's walking funny.

Now on with the show!
Everyone in the Garabato gang duck behind the car and yells at Ines. She explains that they are right in front of the house where La Gata lived with El Sil. He's the MN's neighbors.

At the delegación Pablo gives his declaración. He swears he's innocent and that the Meatball lied. THe officer tries to get some details: Why did you go there? What were you doing there? Pablo doesn't answer.

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Hasta El Fin Del Mundo #61 11/10/14 Bums and Kisses

From Friday:
Paco tells Lupe' that he wants to get married in the neighborhood.
The drunken Javier pounds on Lupe's door.
Chava finishes the commercial and poses with the model as she takes a selfie. His phone rings and he looks at the message.
Save 15% on car insurance... damn telemarketers!
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La Malquerida, capitulo 56. 11/10/14

Ale is walking alone outside when Danilo walks up. In greeting she gives him a b!tchslap and he returns it. Ale doesn't care since he failed in killing German. He laughs and says he didn't fail. If I wanted to kill him, I would have. I didn't kill him because I then wouldn't have anything to control you with. First it was his capataz, next could be his brother. Or perhaps your friend, Acacia. How many more deaths do you want on your conscience?

Mystery girl covers Ulises up and runs off to hide. Memo is supporting his friend as they look to find Ulises and mystery girl. They walk past the mystery girl and she rushes over to an unconscious Ulises urging him to stay with her.

Norberto pays a visit to German. He acknowledges that he took out his anger on German whenever things were going bad for him. Such as problems with his mother. He cries and promises never to mistreat him again. Can you forgive me he begs. Of course replies German and they hug it out. You are my father replies German. Norberto acknowledges he never supported German's paintings because....but doesn't finish his thought. I wanted you to be like me says Norberto. I ask that you forgive me for ruining your paintings.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

La Gata #51 11/10/2014 Never,ever, threaten to kill someone

Okay peeps, this will be quick because I have a lot of work to get to today!

Esmeralda has taken Fela outside to keep her away from Lorenza, inside the house Low demands to speak to Fernando, even after Mercedes tells her that he wont see her and that it would be best if she left. Low, will not budge and finally Fernando graces her with his presence, she explains that she is there to beg for mercy for her sick husband, he can't take away their money, they need it! Fer does not care, he tells her his wife was in need of mercy and they denied her that and he will do the same to them, Low then gets on her knees to beg but Fernando is not moved (although Mercedes looks horrified), Low finally realizes she won't get anywhere and goes home with her tail between her legs.

The Crypt Keeper:

I think at this point the Meatball understands that he wont be getting anything from Esmeralda so he pays Rita a few pesos to ensure that Esmeralda goes to see him. Rita is trash and I don't care what silly love story they give her this lady is bad news, there's a song by Pepe Aguilar that has a line "tu solo te mueves por dinero"- or "you only move for money" and that's a pretty good description of Rita, as long as she gets what she wants she will sell anyone out. Witch.

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♥ Mi Corazón es Tuyo ♥ Lunes 11/10/14 # ♥ 81 ♥

Capitulo 81:  House of Cards

La Costeña: Fernando accused Linda of using the altered photo as a pretext for forcing him out of the company. She tried to get on the moral high horse of “You are a blot on the company escutcheon” and turned to the two other men present at the meeting to ask for a reason why Fernando shouldn't be ridden out on a rail. However, he stood up and told her not to bother; he was resigning.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: THE FRONT PAGE — week of November 10, 2014: Señora Acero, Los Miserables, etc.

Here's a fresh page to discuss your favorite shows.  If you've ever thought about recapping, here's your chance!

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: REINA DE CORAZONES -- PAGE ONE -- Week of November 10, 2014

Friends: NovelaMaven had already written the text below when we decided that I would do the post this week so that I can put tonight's episode for Caroline in the post instead of in the comments because I am going to do a 3-fer for what I hope is the last time. See you in the comments!!


My dear Reinamaniacs:

Hold on for dear life! Our wild ride is careening to a premature end!  We have, what, two weeks to go?  It looks as if tonight and tomorrow (Monday and Tuesday) will be triple episodes and then we'll get doubles right up to the end.

We have two new crazies in the mix -- Alicia aka The Cobra and Secret Agent Number 69 aka Julio César Blanco.

We left Moto and Laz in the middle of their hastily contrived civil wedding.  What's wrong with Moto?  Is she having a panic attack?  Or is there something more nefarious going on?

We met and said goodbye to the Mysterious Emperatriz Picasso all in the course of a night or two and learned about her quasi-incestuous past with FELS-PELS-GELS.

We discovered that Big O was an impostor -- Original Recipe Big O had been locked away in a psychiatric hospital for  years!

BSC Estefanía has conquered her fear of guns and shot her way out of the manicomio!

Asunción finally knows that FELS is her long-lost son Gregorio Pérez.  Unfortunately, before she has had a chance to process this knowledge, she has been kidnapped by Crazy Agent 69, the writers' writer who can no longer draw a line between reality and fiction.

And now, the Queen of Hearts herself has fallen into Crazy 69's clutches!

Will the Dragon save the day?

Monday recap  of Capitulos 113, 114 and 115.

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Sunday, November 09, 2014

An article about telenovelas y'all may enjoy.

I think this is well written and dead on. Comments?

Is America Ready to Fall in Love with the Telenovela?


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