Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Qué Pobres, Weds 4/30/14 (#82): Daddy Issues. The Big Book. Blind Man's Bluff.

Miguel Angelo (MA) and Saul and Tomás
MA meets with Saul at their new hangout, the Popular Café. Saul has the paperwork for the house, as well as the "proof" Mini found earlier on Ahole. MA explains that he's giving the house to the Menchacas because it was his mother who stole the 300 thousand pesos. (He didn't tell Saul that before?)

MA tells Saul he's sure that Bambi hasn't incriminated him. Bambi wasn't even sure who he was. Ah, here comes Tomás. Saul is miffed to have been replaced by what he assumes is a backward, inexperienced youngster and tries to intimidate him: not all of these documents are in Spanish, so you won't understand them. Some of the files are encrypted. Etc. Tom says that's no problem. He's got resources, all kinds of people to help him, including a really good hacker. Ha!

Saul warns MA that once the Menchacas get the deed to the house, they'll kick the rest of the RPs out.
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De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #38- Mon 4/30

De que se emborrachó, se emborrachó 


Yep, it's true…Karina is, in fact, working at the Coffee Shop Company.  And not getting fired, at least for now.  She offers Alonso a freebie with his coffee and he accepts a "cuernito" (horn…either a croissant or a horn-shaped pan dulce with lots of sugar on it).


Diego swears to Natalia that he really hasn't been with Diana since he realized Natalia was the love of his life.  Natalia believes him, but she's still worried about the baby.  They both agree they want to spend the rest of their lives together and smooch on it.


Diana's clothes don't fit and she blames the baby.  She summons Hilda and asks her to get bandages.  She refuses to buy maternity clothes and swears she'll hide her belly until she gives birth.  "But what if it's bad for the baby?"  Hilda asks.  As if Diana would care about that.

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Por Siempre Mi Amor #105 (Mexico #144)- 4/30/14- Did I Say That? Did I Do That? You Want to Do What?


The past-
Dan and Agatha are searching for the church where Sucia left her baby, Feo is still plotting, Dr. Santa (thanks Corazon) watches Isa's visit with Feo and the Duck (thanks tofie) is still pretending that she can't waddle.
The present-
The Duck is still pretending and feigns embarrassment but she is using her wheelchair to keep Este.
Miraculously Gil and Agatha encounter a priest, who was a seminary student at the time but vividly remembers a baby being drooped off wrapped in a blue blanket with tassels (Borlas).  The baby was taken to an orphanage and the resourceful priest recalled the name.
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Que pobres tan ricos #81 Tue 29 Apr 2014 Of different ways men try to get attention from 'their' women

Nina fresa tv reporter (Valeria) leaves Bambi a voice mail saying farewell, thanks for everything… bye!!


Outside, MA has to deal with the police, during the pursuit the girl cop gets a good look at MA. They all are driving on reverse LOL!

At fonda, Leo and AS… she is in la-la land, he would pay 64K pennies for her thoughts. Frida comments that AS has not spoken for quite a while. Leo makes a snarty comment to Frida, and Mati rants at him about enjoying offending others. Leo defends himself, his only vice is art… AS has had enough arguments around her, can’t think with cold head. Mati adds ‘sonar no cuesta nada’ (dreams don’t cost a thing)… instead of thinking of something useful, you are delirious. Mati wonders where MA is… AS has no clue but she is glad he is away from Lupe. Mati gets irritated and leaves her.

The cops lost trace of MA. They argue among themselves. Anyone could be Bambi’s accomplice by now.

Alejo faces the board again… They say: ‘time is running and you have not fulfilled the clause of Don Aureliano. Maybe MA has been busy doing something to that effect and we don’t know it. Even if he is out of the country, he is still in the race.’ Alejo reminds them MA is a runaway from police. If he were expecting a child it would take months. You all don’t have to worry about it. Very soon you will get great news, which will convince you all that I will be the next great president of Editorial RP.

MA returns the car to Tomas. Thank you. I lost another chance to prove my innocence. Tomas is more worried that the cops recognized him. MA is confident they could not with his hat and sunglasses. Tomas still worried. Tomas says keep poking Saul about the Menchaca’s deed papers.

Bambi and his aunt get arrested. They argue with each other as they are put in different cop cars. He would rather go to jail than continue living with her. The couple cops come to question Bambi, but he just yells at them that he has no clue what they are asking, this is just a no-good guy he hired to be his driver.

Carm and Lupe, all Carm heard was that the nephew was a thug and they all got arrested. Lupe is glad that MA was not involved. Carm says MA is no thug, the one they arrested was. Lupe concerned that all the cops in the neighborhood will recognize MA and take him away. Lupe catches herself worrying about MA and says ‘whatever happens to him is not my business’. Carm says go preach that to someone who does not know you better. Lupe leaves to go pick up Emiliano.
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Por Siempre Mi Amor #104 (Mex #143) 4/29/14- Seriously?

 RECAP BY CORAZONSALVAJE:

We begin with Dena in a cute blue cropped-jacket and her purple eye-shadow going to tell off Gabs. Gabs clears her name and Den walks off with an "This isn't over yet" look.
FeVer is being himself as usual and spewing all his venom in Isabel's face while the doctors in the room wistfully stand there oblivious to the infamy confessed and threatened by the devil's ballsac. How do they not hear what that human scrotum is saying and the ONLY time they intervene is when Isa is administering a long overdue yet futile whooping all over FeVer!
Mao is with the police and aome diarrhea has hit the fan; FeVer's deletion of the prison records is now noted!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lo que la vida me robó, ep. 120, Tues. 4/29/14: Get Back

...to where you once belonged?
or:
...what once belonged to you?

Graciela and José Luis aren't listening to each other(So what else is new?)

She's going to help him whether he likes it or not. And he's so arrogant he thinks that by telling her not to interfere -- by paying her not to interfere -- she'll sit on her hands. 
[Oh this is not going to end well.]

A glimpse of La Casa Rosada, Argentina's elegant pink presidential palace. 

The scene has shifted to Buenos Aires.  We are in a modern hospital room where Alejandro lies perfectly still, surrounded by monitors, an oxygen mask not quite obscuring his perfect features, his golden head crowned by a helmet of electrodes.  A nurse, clearly fond of her patient and not indifferent to his beauty, addresses him as Alejandro and cheerily undertakes his leg massages and exercises.

[Alejandro is not in a coma -- he is under a magical spell.] 
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De Que Te Quiero Te Quiero #36 4/29/14


De que los escritores me odian, me odian.

What started out as a tickle in my throat has quickly devolved into TB (that might be a minor exaggeration.) So anyhoo. I paid attention as best I could and took pitiful notes and the recap might have some holes in it.

Grandfather Vicente (Grumps) dips into the reading material Al left and begins to think about Rod. That can't be a life. Grumps would rather he be dead than hooked up to wires and possibly suffering. He asks Rosa what she would do.

Rodrigo's (Rod's) nurse continues to swoon and thinks she's falling in love. In his head, Rod wakes up (all white set=comaland) and hears the nurse.

Diego tells Diana she'll be submitting to a DNA test the next day...at a lab of his choosing!

Alonso (Al) has followed Irene to Caprico. He apologizes and plants a wet one on her. Irene rejects him. Eleazar (El) is dropping Natalia (Nat) off at Caprico. The 2 love-sick amigos decide to grab a drink.

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Por Siempre Mi Amor #103 (Mex #142) 4/28/14 The Alliance from Hell

We have had such a great discussion going on in the comments about the men in this telenovela. There seems to be unanimous agreement that Arturo is the worst galan ever and the rest of the men (with the exception of Mauricio and perhaps Fabricio) are selfish wimps who are dumber than dryer lint. None of our female commenters would ever want to be stuck with Arturo and we don't want Isabel to be stuck with him either.
 
What has happened to the men in telenovelas? Maybe it's a reflection of what is happening to men in our society. The following paragraphs are taken from an article titled "Camille Paglia: A Feminist Defense of Masculine Virtues" published in the Wall Street Journal in Dec. 2013.

"What you're seeing is how a civilization commits suicide," says Camille Paglia. ...her indictment may be as surprising as it is wide-ranging ... But no subject gets her going more than when I ask if she really sees a connection between society's attempts to paper over the biological distinction between men and women and the collapse of Western civilization.

... Ms. Paglia argues that the softening of modern American society begins as early as kindergarten. "Primary-school education is a crock, basically. It's oppressive to anyone with physical energy, especially guys," she says, pointing to the most obvious example: the way many schools have cut recess. "They're making a toxic environment for boys. Primary education does everything in its power to turn boys into neuters."

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Qué Pobres, Lunes 4/28/14 (#80): Bambi and the Bimbo

I've been out of the loop for about a week, and am behind on reading recaps and comments, so please forgive me if some of this is a rerun:

Alejo (Ahole) wants to give Emiliano his name. He reminds Lupita that he has every right to be in Emil's life. Lupita asks him to give her some time. ("I need some time" appears to be the only strategy in her repertoire for dealing with difficult situations. Not that I have a better suggestion.) She asks Ahole to give her and Emiliano some space while she comes to terms with this.

Drunker than ever, AS assures MA she'll pay back the money she stole from the Menchacas. She tells Chuy she'll pay every cent after Leo gets married. She doesn't go so far as to reveal that it was actually she and not MA who stole the money, though, and she has to endure some "supportive" comments from Chuy about parents who are disgraced by their children's behavior.

Bambi's bimbo reporter hassles the married police detectives about some "rumors," but I miss most of this scene.

MA agrees to let Tomas handle his case, though he has second thoughts when he finally accepts Tom's "card" and see's that it's handwritten. But the partnership quickly pays off in an unexpected way: MA needs to borrow a car for the chauffeuring gig with Bambi's aunt, and Tomas is able to hook him up. One of his divorce clients got a car from his wife as part of his settlement, and he owes Tomas a favor. Wow! Tomas must be really good. Someday he will be able to buy a suit that fits him.
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De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #36- Mon 4/28

 De que el amor no tiene edad, el amor no tiene edad

Luz agrees to babysit Chato.

Diego brings Natalia a giant greeting card.  AT WORK?!  Dude…what are you thinking?  Discretion is the better part of a smooth divorce.

Rosa escorts Vicente down to his home office and gets him to hang out on the couch while she does the actual searching for info on the computer.  Vicente starts looking through the books Irene left there last night.

Alberto shows up to see Diego and hears some mushy talk via the speakerphone.  Maybe Alberto can talk some sense into him.  Alberto tells him that Diana only has another 24 hours to "prove" his infidelity.  Diego says that's no problem, since he and Natalia have decided not to have a relationship until the divorce is final.  Clearly that doesn't mean the same thing to him as it does to me.  He's grumpy about Brigitte knowing his personal bidness, but Alberto says she didn't find out from him.  Speaking of people who need some sense talked into them….

Eleazar and Paolo talk about Chato…specifically about being suspicious about him.

Chato is enjoying Luz's cooking.  He tries to pump Luz for information about Lupita so he can figure out how he can win her over.  Well, Chato, it's not difficult.  You just have to be a decent guy. 
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Lo Que la Vida Me Robó Lunes 4/28/14 # 119


Chapter 119: Bitter Memories

Ligera Tentación: José Luis walked into the nightclub bakery just at closing time, staring at his one-time love after almost seven years of staring at stone walls. She was exactly as he remembered her, light blonde with eyes like sapphires and a figure that could stop traffic.

I'd like some coffee, please, and cake... can you tell me what's the specialty of the house?”

Monserrat looked up in surprise. She had not expected to see him. “You look different.”

Yes. It's been a long time. You are still beautiful, Monserrat.”

She was obviously uncomfortable as she asked “What do you want, José Luis?” She then looked down at the books she was looking to close out for the day.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: La Impostora, week of April 28, 2014

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: THE FRONT PAGE -- Avenida Brasil, En Otra Piel, Camelia la Texana, et cetera, week of April 28, 2014

Here's a new page for the week!

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Reina de Corazones-index

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #35- Fri 4/25

De que le salió el tiro por la culata, salió el tiro por la culata

Natalia way too politely asks Brigitte why she bad-mouthed her to Irene.  Brigitte tries to act like Irene just misinterpreted what she said, but Natalia doesn't believe that.  She points out that the only one Brigitte's making look bad is herself.  Carmen listens in as Brigitte tells Natalia she was wrong to tell her to wait for an appointment because Irene just luuuuurved her designs.  Carmen comes out from the doorway to tell the girls that Irene is doing nothing but causing problems between them and Natalia had better be as careful about Irene as she is about Diego.  She then asks Brigitte why the heck, if she's so upset with Natalia's behavior, she would go try to get a job at the same place she works.  "Because I wanted to.  Just like you, letting Chato into our house."  Carmen looks hurt as Abdul tiredly rubs his eyes.

Rodrigo's doctor believes the longer the coma lasts, the less chance Rodrigo's going to come out of it and the greater the risk that if he does, it's going to be with some serious mental deficits.  Alonso brings up the possibility of deep brain stimulation therapy, but the doc says they tried it six months ago and it had no effect.  Diego refuses to do anything that will lead to his brother's death and Irene agrees.  Alonso says he loves Rodrigo as much as either of them, but he's more inclined to agree with the doctor.  Diego storms out of the room.
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Friday, April 25, 2014

Lo que la vida me robó, ep. 118, Friday, 4/25/14: Aguazuleño Alumni Updates -- Special Year Seven Edition.

We are delighted that so many aguazuleños returned the questionnaires we sent out in anticipation of our Seventh Year Class Reunion.  No one's life has stood still -- no surprise there! -- but color us IMPRESSED by all you have been up to! 

Before we give you the scoop, let's take a moment to reflect on some of the souls we lost seven years ago:

--Angélica Arechiga died in the arms of her beloved José Luis.
--The galán formerly known as Alejandro Almonte and his friends Victor Hernández and Nadia Argüelles and their unborn child -- all presumed dead after a plane crash, though their bodies were never recovered.
--The good father Anselmo who disappeared under murky circumstances and whose body has also never been found.
-- Lic. Cervera, life-long legal counsel to the Almonte family who, along with all his records and files, perished in a tragic fire just at the time that the legitimacy of Alejandro's inheritance was being challenged in court.
-- Josefina Valverde, who, while still among the living (we hope), moved away from Aguazul and never looked back.
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Que pobres tan ricos #79, Apr 25 2014; The S hits the F... and MA could have taken an overdose of nobility and honesty first thing, maybe he could bottle it '5 hr nobility/honesty'

Mini insults Saul (no tienes familia ni perro que les ladre) and then asks if he remembers the date of Aureliano’s death… Saul responds even if he has no family or dog to bark at him or cat to meow at him, he won’t get in her personal issues. Quedo de Usted, atentamente, Saul Ballesteros.


MA and Frida are still trying to make AS come to her senses… Lupe knocks on window and gets MA to follow her down. Leo asks ‘in what moment our nice dolce vita turned into a horror movie?

Lupe: You knew what that money meant to us! Know how we indebted outselves to get it! You swore to me that you and your family had nothing to do!

(MA tries to get her to understand when he made that swearing statement he had no clue).

Mati asks MA to let Lupe go and wait a while… you might think it is ‘cosas de vieja’ but I know my story.

Bambi and the reporter on phone again. They are dying to see each other but she is still reluctant to meet with him. HE demands they meet. Have you heard about Giron? Nothing but I am still working on it. Alright, talk to you later.. kisses.

MA and Mati, he swears he does not want to harm Lupe. On the contrary, he loves her. Mati says the years she has lived have served her to get to know people. When someone is as angry as Lupita, give them time and space. Aureliano and I did have our arguments from time to time. We learned to get to know each other, we knew when the other was happy or angry. And when it was time to talk or time to be quiet. Our arguments were never public but we were always honest with each other. The private reconcilations were the best!!

Lupe and Carm… Lupe is trying for Nepo to answer her. Phone rings at the platanera stand… Trofeo answers. Lupe asks for Nepo. He is… he is really wasted in alcohol! Do you want to leave a message?
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Por Siempre Mi Amor #102 (Mexico #141)- ¿Yo fui la que hizo este lío?/ Solo vine a hablar por teléfono

Tonight's title is inspired by Cuca and the avances. In light of his recent death, it is really creepy how much Isa's story is starting to look like the Gabriel García Márquez story (scroll down for the quick synopsis.)

I'm jumping right in to the "new." I tried to keep it brief, but oh my these últimos capítulos are chock full o' fun!

Isabel clocks Fernando (Feo) and runs...to the bedroom (Your purse! Ay Dio mio!™ TabletJefa) Feo follows, grabs her by the neck and tells her she's not leaving. Meanwhile, Gabriela (Gabi) is re-dialing, but she gets the "fuera del área de servicio" message.

Marianela (Mari) wants to know why Sonia would do such a thing as abandon her. Dan explains Sonia was a lying liar who lied to her husband. He didn't tell her because he didn't want her hurt. He's finally coming clean because Gil found out. He and Sonia are coming to Tita's to clear things up. Dan wanted to be the one to tell her first. Mari wonders if Sonia will claim her. Dan doubts it. She wasn't exactly running to be a good mom.

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Que Pobres Tan Ricos #78: 4/24/14: You Dropped A Bomb On Me!

Hola Amiguis! Yes, it's me again! I will try to make this one short and tidy and I have another earworm for you. This one is for MA and Lupe: Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid.

I am skipping the old and starting with the new. Shall we begin? Dona Q and Trofeo are at the market and Trofeo is talking up Mi Mike for that chofer's job, he is a man that can be trusted, take his word for it, Dona Q still isn't quite sure.

AS and Don Chuy are still speaking at this point and he wants her to explain exactly what she meant when she said the Menchaca were "different"? Well she meant they are traditional folks, yeah that's the ticket that was what she meant! Don Chuy tells AS the hoity toity one that he told MA to stay away from his good daughter Lupe and AS says Lupe doesn't know her place! Don Chuy tells AS this works both ways she has to tell MA to stay away from his Lupe who is a good girl, while MA is in trouble with the law, and he's a deliquent! AS tries to say that MA is innocent and didn't do it, and walks away just as pithed as Don Chuy is.

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Lo Que La Vida Me Robo 117 - Time Jump! We Just Gained Half a Decade and Fabiola Still has Bad Hair - 4/24/14






Amalia Has Juice With the King of Darkness



Amalia admits to Pedro that she used to doubt Alejandro’s character. He appeared out of nowhere and then he was Benjamin’s heir. Of course she doubted him, but Joaquin came to speak of Alejandro as a great man.



Pedro plants the idea in Amelia’s mind that Joaquin began to speak well of Ale after they went into business together. Amalia says she, knows nothing. She was married to a man for years that hoodwinked her. Now she reiterates her dismay at finding that Joaquin did attend Angelica’s wedding to Jose Luis, but secretly, with a plan to assassinate his son-in-law at the alter. What kind of a monster did she marry? Pedro fuels her distress by eying that Alejandro was doing Joaquin’s dirty works when, later, on the beach he shot and tried till kill JL in their ill-fated duel. Pedro opines that life is fair, in the end. Alejandro and Joaquin both got what was coming to them.



Now that Angelica is dead, Amelia’s reason for living is gone. It sounds like she needs to figure out who she is. Hopefully she will remember that she still has another kid to come into relationship with, suggests Pedro. This is the first piece of good advice I have heard him offer on the show.



He takes Amelia’s hand, and complains about his own terrible loss of Nadia and the child.


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Thursday, April 24, 2014

De Que Te Quiero Te Quiero #34 4/24/14

De que los malos prosperan, prosperan

Oh amigas/os, woe as me.  I get the episode where the antics of three icky characters seem to wretch havoc and not a lot of the great light moments we’ve come to enjoy.  I apologize as this is longer than I expected and please let me know if I missed anything.  Let’s go.

Natalia and Diego are explaining why they were so late when her evil sister states that Diego should run along to his wife.  Naturally things go downhill for Nat from there (while the Brat enjoys humiliating her mother’s favorite).  Nat does tell her Mom know she loves Diego but her Mom calls her a home wrecker.  Later, the Brat kisses up to Carmen and its quite sickening.  You know in the next breath she’ll demand Nat help to get a job at Caprico or bash her for something else.
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Por Siempre Mi Amor #101 (Mexico #140) Thursday, April 24, 2014- Cuca Finally Opens Her Big Mouth and Isa Remembers!

Isa calls the Comandante that was on her case. She tells him that she wasn't kidnapped her husband brought her home and asks for Gaby's number, she has to come to the police station and present id in order to get the number.  Isa is confused, did Gaby return from Spain?

Mau calls Art, Casa Arte needs the money that they loaned him back. Bruno reminds Art that the woman who her thought was a ho' loaned him thr money when he neeeded.  It fell of deaf ears.  Art pays back Casa Arte with the witch doctor's money.  Bruno judges Art and Art says that Mariseal is a better woman than Isa.  Art- you are so ignorant!!! Art rubs it into Gaby's face that Mariseal is supporting him. Gaby tells ARt that AMriseal is a back stabber and he needs to open his eyes. He says that the witch doctor is an upstanding person and I hope that I am recapping when he finds out the truth.  He also tells Gaby to let Isa know that he is getting a divorce.
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The plane crashed. There are no survivors. Lo que la vida me Robo 116 04/23/2014

I'm just going to jump in and get this over with, recapping this one was zero fun *sad, salty tears*

I hate these three:

We start tonight's episode with Pedro 'no nuts Medina', Fabiola "boozy" Guillen and Sandro whose last name i can't be bothered to learn, sitting in the living room of Amalias home plotting away when Pedro gets a call from Ezequiel, he is informed that Alejandro Almonte managed to escape, the police got to the airport too late to stop him, Pedro wants to know who else was in the aircraft and EZ breaks the bad news to him, Nadia and Victor were also on the plane. Pedro becomes enraged, "you mean to tell me that my slut of a wife and that dog she kept as her lover managed to escape?!" "Yep" replies EZ, and I did a little dance cause not only does he have no balls, but now he has no wife, and in the words of Nelson from the Simpsons all I think of is "haha" and "it sucks to be you Medina!".

Agua Azul Hospital

We now go to the hospital where Montserrat is recovering after having surgery, she thinks that Jose Luis shot her and her brother quickly tells her that that was not the case, all Jose Luis wanted to do was protect her, sadly he got there too late. Montserrat is also worried about her husband whom no one has been able to contact, Graciela takes this opportunity to say that Alejandro ran away and left her behind (witch,witch,witch!!!), thank goodness that Dimitrio is there to set the record straight, he tells Montse that there was a warrant out for Alejandro-he was accused of killing his father and had to run away to avoid being arrested, man Montse can't win, first she gets shot and then her husband has to flee with out her AND she has Graciela as a mother. Life is so unfair. Ahem, sorry, got distracted there for a bit, back to our story, tia Carlota says her goodbyes to Montse, she wants to go back home to look after the baby and Graciela also excuses herself, she probably has to go to the town orphanage to set orphans on fire, or maybe the local animal rescue to kill kittens. Dimitrio stays behind with his sister and I'm so proud of him *sniff,sniff*.
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Que Pobres Tan Ricos #77: 4/23/14: Don't Stop Believing!

Hola Mis Amiguis! I am subbing for our very busy Julie. I will make this brief and you can let me know any additions/corrections as usual. I have a little earworm for Y'all for this epi, take a listen: Barracuda! This song is dedicated to AS.

I am skipping the old and beginning with the new. MA tells Frida he is exiting stage left, cause of Don Chuy. Frida wants to know what is gonna happen when their Mom's finds out? MA tells Frida if Don Chuy didn't kill him over this, AS won't either.

Lupe is feeding Emi and telling him MA is leaving. He isn't hungry and Lupe advises him to eat and be healthy and strong. Don Chuy comes in and won't talk to Lupe. He is talking around her to Emi. She rolls her eyes at him. Oh, and he's going to the gym. Lupe tells Emi she doesn't know why MA is leaving.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Por Siempre Mi Amor #100 (Mexico #139)- Wednesday, April 23, 2014- Isa Is Still Being Held Hostage and The Witch Doctor is Really A Snake Charmer


Isa rides around and sees Art talk get to the witch doctor and begins to remember who he is. She first saw him crying in the elevator of the hospital. 
Osvy tells the witch doctor how he trusts her and she feels such love for Art. Osvy tells the witch doctor that now is a good time for her to get with Art.  He was always seen her as the " good wife" for Art.
Dante visits his parents snooping around for info on Isa. He finds out that Daphne got shot and Este is alive and okay and Gaby heard from Isa.
Daphne tries to walk but can't and is extremely frustrated.
Bruno calls Ally to let her know that now is not the right time to adopt the others, it's too late she has already told Pulga that she's the next one up.
Isa is still on her cab ride to regain her memory and stops
Tita tells Bruno that Ally lied to her about adopting all of the other kids with Bruno's blessing.  Tita wants to know, why doesn't Bruno want to adopt any more; Is it because of the money or something or someone else? Tita confesses that when Bruno and Gaby worked on the orphanage it was a test. (Tita, I'm really disappointed in you- take the tit out of Bruno's mouth). Bruno wasn't too happy to hear about the test.  She wanted to clear up his feelings because he had so many doubts.  Tita thinks that Gaby and Bruno can be good friends.

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De Que Te Quiero Te Quiero #33 4/23/14

De que tienen tanta terquedad, tienen tanta terquedad.

Just some happenings and thoughts. No particular order.

Now that Nat and Diego have cleared things up, he assures her he will get that divorce and then they can make lots of babies together.
Analysis: Diego and Nat have.to.stop. Yeah, they are the main couple. It's why we're all here...but HE'S STILL MARRIED granted to a shrew but they are just handing Diana and her shark of a lawyer more ammunition!

Lupita wonders if Eleazar is mad since Chato is back just when he and Carmen are becoming novios. She saw them kissing. He tries to play it off. Lupita tells Eleazar that Chato may be her dad, but she still prefers Eleazar.
Analysis: This kid is good. She can read and play any situation. Eleazar is completely wrapped around her finger.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2014 -Por Siempre Mi Amor Capitulo #99 (Mexico #138)- In Which, I Leap onto "Is this Really Going to End Happily? I'm Beginning to Doubt" BandWagon and Use a Lot of Parenthesis to Leave My Hysterical Commentary.

RECAP BY CORAZONSALVAJE:

Dena, Tita, Bruno and a whole bunch of other people are happy celebrating with Uriel and his yummy-looking cake.
Daffne's in the hospital along with the peanut gallery (Art, 'Za, BonBon, 'Drea and Mao) when Mr.Duck comes along and goes to see her! He actually seems moved by the fact his daughter is in peril!
Lucha and Gabi. go to see Gabs (see what I did there) with concern about Isa and her predicament. (If they're stressed now, wait 'til or if they hear about what they're beautiful son has involved in. That day gaskets will be blown and if they don't find out, gaskets will still be blown. By us at Caray Caray!)
Borlas and Illeana meet and they talk. She offers coffee at her house and he accepts!
Some more Daffne anguish/angst where she is hollering at our bloody bloused BonBon that she can't feel her legs (QUE NO SIENTO LAS PIERNAS ESTEBAN, NO SIENTO LAS PIERNAS!)
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Lo Que La Vida Me Robo, capitulo 115. 04/22/14

 Naive Esme finds out from Dim the problems Refugio is facing at work due to her pole dancing.

Graceless calls Dim to inform him that Montse is in the hospital having surgery. She doesn't know if Montse will make it. Dim tells Esme that Montse is in the hospital with a gunshot wound and runs out of the house.

Vic wants to turn the cell phone on to find out if Ale is on his way. Nadia says it's too dangerous. Ale rushes in to see if his family has arrived yet. Vic says they can't wait for them, they have to leave now. Nadia says the police are on there way and they can't afford to wait. She doesn't want to return to the hell that she was living in with Pervy Pedro.

Montse is in surgery and finds herself in a white room where she sees her beloved father, Lauro.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Que pobres tan ricos #76 22 Apr 2014. The band is a hit, Perla hits DA with a kiss, and Don Chuy goes beserk with the news that Lupe and MA are a couple..Subtitle: Al que no quiere caldo... le dan dos tazas

Lupita happy, tells Chuy it is true, she is in love with someone.


At Mercado, MA is handing Dona Queta a banana. She tells him she wants someone to drive her around the next week to do some errands. He offers his services. Trust me. She is speechless, eating the banana.

Back to the Fonda. Chuy grabs Lupe's hand and swears he would never put walls between Lupe and whoever she wants to be with. He wants to meet the guy. Lupe says you know him… (is it that old guy who lives with his mom around the corner?) Lupe tells him he lives here in the barrio, as a matter of fact, he is here in the house. Who is it? MA… (Chuy takes his hand back, stands up… )

L: What are you going to do?

C: I am going after that guy, going to put the cards on the table… I did not help you make it and watch you get your life back together… only for that guy to come and… Can’t believe you fell on the trap again…

L: No, it is not a trap. Noone is deceiving me. MA is not Alejo.

C: They are same family, same genes, same family tree, share the same bathroom, the same jocks (ok, i am going overboard here, you get the drift), … He is a criminal!.

L: He is no criminal!.

C: Now I get why you defended him so much. But I am going to find him right now and speak to that miserable guy…

L: You are not going anywhere, papa! And please forgive me for speaking to you in this tone!


Trofeo arrives at Lupe’s house, Mati opens the door. "Lupe is not here, went who knows where, with who knows who? And who knows what time she will be back." (Trofeo leaves the envelope with Mati). "What do I do with this letter now?"

Back to Chuy and Lupe...
L: I don’t want to argue with you. I want you to understand me. I want you to tell me the nice things you just did tell me a while ago.

C: I wish I could. But I just remember the day you came home crying desperately because that guy had deceived you. And I won’t let it happen again to you.

L: It won’t happen.

C: Know what? I can’t talk to you right now.

(he leaves, she cries)
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De Que Te Quiero Te Quiero #32 4/22/14

De Que son como hermanos, son como hermanos.

Straight to the new....
Lupita tries to convince big sis she saw mom kissing Eleazar, but Natalia isn't buying it. Lupita tells her to go look for herself.

Carmen is at the table beating herself up about the kiss. What if Abdul, Paolo or Brigitte had come home? Natalia comes in and tells her she's just getting water.

Eleazar is agonizing (*ahem*), but he's happy that Carmen kissed him.

Natalia tells Lupita she must have imagined the kissing. Lupita swears she didn't. Should would like Eleazar and her mother to be novios.

Unable to sleep, Eleazar is forced to take a cold shower.

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Por Siempre Mi Amor #98 US 4/21/2014 Dafne is Critical, Bruno's Marriage is in the ICU and Fab Just Needs to Pull the Plug

Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter/Passover.
 

When Easter eggs grow up.
 
Let's get to it!
 
Leftovers:
Ally and Bruno work on preparations for Uriel's party.
Art and Aranza tell Lucha that they are going to the hospital to see about Dafne.
Sonia returns to the apartment full of sweet talk, Fabricio demands to know why she never told him about her pregnancy.
 
Monday's Dish:
Andrea and Mauricio arrive at the hospital. When they see the blood on Esteban's shirt they start to panic. He assures them that he's alright, the blood is Dafne's. Someone tried to rob the cafe and she was shot. He doesn't know what her condition is because the doctors haven't told him anything.
 
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De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #31- Mon 4/21

De que el arroz fue la unica cosa tumbada esta noche, fue la unica cosa tumbada esta noche

Natalia tries to talk to Diego, but he brushes her off, since it's "strictly professional" between them, so what could there be to talk about?

Rosa loves the idea of the clothing line, but she knows Vicente doesn't.  She laughs to hear that he hasn't heard about it yet.  She's happy to see Irene so happy.

Karina is so grumpy, she can't finish her cereal.  Diana is so hungry she finishes it off for her.  Karina wasn't kidding about that being the last food in the house.  "And if I don't get a job today…."  She encourages Diana to start looking for a job too, but Diana says "I wasn't born to work!"  Well, whatever…Karina has an interview to get to.

Rosa and Irene bump into Natalia, who is less perky and polite than usual.  Irene knows she's not usually like that and Rosa takes her word for it.  "Is it just me, or was she crying?"  Irene says something must have happened.
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Que Pobres Tan Ricos #75: 4/21/14: The "Elixir" Helps Nepo and AS Cope!

Hola, Mis Amiguis! I will try to make this recap brief. Please let me know if I left anything out/corrections. Shall we start with an earworm? This is especially dedicated to Nepo: If I Can't Have You!

 Lupe has gotten an earful from Ahole about Nepo showing up at El Editorial. Lupe is pithed.

Meanwhile Nepo is in his office at the market and is being tended to by Trofeo. Nepo's face is a hot mess of a bruise and Trofeo puts an ice pack on it. MA has come in too and Nepo tells him thanks for nothin' for protecting him from Ahole. Pobrecito! MA that is not Nepo.

Lupe calls up Nepo and wants a chat, not later, now, now, now! Toute Suite!
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Lo Que la Vida Me Robó Lunes 4/21/14 #114


A Foreword from Edith Wharton

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It has thus far been my peculiar pleasure to guide you through the social quagmire of Aguazul. In the process we have identified the genuinely noble members of our society, those who only present themselves as such (with varying levels of success), and the demi-monde, the one set that never deceives itself about what it is or can be. Sadly, their honest ways have had no effect on those who present a face to the world so false that the most observant of us are obliged to look for the degradation it hides.

Since our tale has taken a path away from the masquerades of drawing rooms and the minuets of manners, it would be foolhardy of me to lead where I dare not follow. While I am infinitely familiar with even the most naked greed the world of cynicism, corruption, and brutality requires a guide with greater knowledge than mine and a manner more direct than I am accustomed to assuming.

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: La Impostora, week of April 21, 2014

Here is the Easter Monday post for Los Impostores and Impostoras. Enjoy!!

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: THE FRONT PAGE -- Avenida Brasil, En Otra Piel, Camelia la Texana, et cetera, week of April 21, 2014

Here is your Easter Monday post for your favorite novelas. Have fun!!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Lo Que La Vida Me Robo #113: 4/18/14: It's All About Graceless' Wants!

Ahoy Amiguis! I want to wish everyone a very Happy Easter and Passover. This recap is on the fly, so please correct/add anything I happened to miss. I am skipping the old and starting with the new. Oh, for my count of the missing Padre, this is day eight of the missing Curia. Shall we start with an earworm? Y'all just know I have one or two every recap I do. This one is dedicated to Graceless of course, cause this episode was full of her, er herself shall we say, and here it is for your listening pleasure: Heartless!

Graceless has continued her trumped up testimony and that Judge is just eating it up. Graceless says one of his peons, she doesn't now if it was Ale for sure, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, but he was being drugged or something, and she thought she'd let the judge know that cause of the exhumation. The Judge wants to know why she didn't take Don Benny to a hospital? Well, the Padre didn't approve you see, she was a married woman, and had been Don Benny's lova all those years, can you imagine the scandal? Her prestige, cough, cough, was on the line here. Besides that "bastardo" married her daughter Monse for goodness sake.
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Que pobres tan ricos! #74 Los tres matamoscas llegan en el platano amarillo (the three fly squatters arrive in the yellow plantain!)..

Chuy tells Lupe Nepo is talking to MA. Lupe goes over there.


AS and Mati watching tv. Leo runs out of patience. He leaves to find out if Alejo left already. AS also runs out of patience and goes after him. Mati keeps wondering if Aureliano will ever get home to pull Alejo’s ears out.

Nepo is still trying to get info from MA as to who Lupe's interest is that is sending her flowers, Lupe arrives and tells Nepo Alejo is Emi’s dad… Nepo goes beserk insisting Alejo is after her. Lupe yells at him that she and him are not a couple. Nada de nada de nada de NADA!! MA has to stop Nepo from following Lupe. Nepo insists to MA that Alejo is also after Lupe (la vaca, not just the becerro [whoever is after the cow, not just the calf]). Chuy comes over, Nepo tells him Lupe told him about Alejo and Emi. Chuy also rants at Nepo, trusts Nepo will understand after he tells Nepo what happened (between Lupe and A-hole) years ago. They stare at MA, he gets the sign and leaves.

Leo and AS gossiping about Ahole being Emi’s dad. MA demands AS be discrete… AS says how can I keep quiet facing the gossip of the year?? Lupe was ambitious, otherwise why would she roll with him? Leo notices that Emi is his nephew… MA reminds them that Lupe was the one that lent them a hand when they had lost everything. Did any of your friends help us?? No, right? So you will respect Guadaluuupe Menchaaaca and that’s all!!
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De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #30- Fri 4/18

"De que trabajo en Caprico, trabajo en Caprico"

Diego tells Irene about how he really felt like Rodrigo was there, listening to him, and how much he misses him.  *drink*  He's hoping this is a sign that he's recovering.  Irene encourages him not to get his hopes up.  They change the subject to the need for a DNA test on Diana's baby and start researching on the Internet.

Brigitte gets Natalia's work number from Carmen and calls to ask for an appointment with Irene.  Natalia tells her it's way too early for that--they don't even know if they're going to go forward with the clothing line yet.  Brigitte complains to Carmen that Natalia's just being selfish.  She's determined to get a job at Caprico (hence the title).

Irma the nurse would totally be putting the moves on Rodrigo if he were conscious.  She settles for putting him through some passive stretches.

Irene and Diego start calling labs to ask what exactly a DNA test entails and how long it takes.  The first lab tells Diego it takes a week and he flips.
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Por Siempre Mi Amor #97- El Rumbo a Los Anvils Is Paved With Lots of Filler

Yeah, Balthazar and Zen are cute...but the time for such stories is past. I want anvils and YA!

Am I the only one who thinks Zenaida looks like Madame?

Anyhoo, on to the recap.

Refrito
  • Feo hands over the check for Lucero and an icky kiss for Sonia.
  • Isa looks for a phone.
Lo Nuevo
Gil has taken Mari home and she had a good time. They ask Tita if Mari can visit Gil more and she agrees. Gil asks Tita to forgive him for being such a jerk. She forgives him and comments on his new positive, less snobby outlook. He tells Tita about Sonia wanting to help out Mari because of the scene at the wedding.

Mau and Andrea discuss the Art, Isa and Marcela situation. Andera has her doubts about Marcela.

Zen and Balty.

The police are convinced that there's some fishy business and promise to investigate and FeVier is suspect #1.

Osvy is worried about Art and the separation.

Mari overhears Zen telling someone about Operation Fake Broken Plate.

Dante calls FeVier and tells him about Gabi's investigation. He also tells him that the police think FeVier is the number one suspect.
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Weekend Discussion: Karmageddon Awaits!

Karmageddon in Por Siempre Mi Amor


OK, with 17 or 18 hours to go on this story, it's time for this all-important discussion. The villains in this tale are some of the vilest excuses for human beings we've seen to date, so this will be lively.

As in a previous discussion on another series, this will be a two-part question:

  1. What fate do you think they deserve?
  2. What do you think the writers will do to these perverse creatures?
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Por Siempre Mi Amor # 96- April 17, 2014- Where Am I? Who Am I? Who Decorated This Place? Lies, Lies and More Lies: Fernando is Resurrected

Episode #96- online #135

From the previous episode:
Favier takes Isa to,the cabin in the woods. She has to depend on him for everything.
Edgar brings the necessary paperwork and gets the details of the accident and the name of the hospital that she was transferred to.  Tita tries to talk to Ara and let her know that as a stepmother, Isa sacrificed herself for Ara. Ara the spoiled brat that she is doesn't even flinch. Tita doesn't believe that Isa would deceive Art, ever.

Today:
Tita tells Ara not to let hate poison her heart, Isa spent years earning her love and trust. Ara is not hearing her. Tita still doesn't believe that Isa would deceive Art.

Isa knows that she is not at home.  Where is she? She calls for FeVier who now looks like Fernando (WTF???).  He tells her that they moved.  They sold the apartment and bought the house for their family.
Ara believed the tape that she saw.  Tita tells Ara to look at Isa from her heart. And Ara feels nothing but hate for Isa. (Eye rolling time). (Tita stop wasting your time with this brat and spend it with the kids that love you and want to learn from you)
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Lo Que La Vida Me Robo 112 - Nadia Escapes Pedro and Graciela Tells A Whopper - 4/17/14


Prologue

The story you are about to read about is not true. No names have been changed because there is not one innocent character on Lo Que La Vida Me Robo, except maybe Baby Laurito. Given his family, I have eve my doubts about him.

This is the city, Aguazul, Campeche, MX. I work here: not for much as it turns out, but it must be enough or I wouldn’t keep doing the job. Praise does sometimes calm the ego’s insatiable need for fuel. 

I am a recapper.

Some might call me jaded. You will understand my cynicism when I report that in the light of the last few weeks of unending violence and gloom so little happened tonight that I could almost be cheerful.

Almost.

It’s not easy being a recapper. You don’t get a lot of respect in this business. I mean, you sit down next to some good citizen on a long haul flight, they eventually ask you what you do, and you smile and say, “I spend several hours a week recapping Mexican soap operas. That is MY life.”

Do they smile in return and ask you to tell them more about your fascinating job as a recapper?  Do you ever get a chance to discuss the value of long arc storytelling or whether telenovelas reflect real trends in modern Mexican culture? Do you debate whether the Sopranos or Breaking Bad were telenovelas?

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Que Pobres Tan Ricos #73: 4/17/14 : Suelta La Sopa, Por Favor!

Hola Mis Amguis! This recap is on the fly, so please fill in anything I missed/got wrong. I have an earworm that is perfecto for Ahole. Have a listen: You're So Vain!

Shall we begin? Lupe is cleaning the house and talking to MA. She keeps making him move so she can get the floor under his feet and he even adds more cleaner to her bucket. They are discussing when they should tell their families about them being an item, of course, and also Nepo. Well, MA wants to do it sooner rather than later, but Lupe wants him to wait some, cause of the fraud accusation and other things. Knocky, Knocky on the door and who is it? Special Delivery, of flowers, and what a nice arrangement it is too! Lupe accepts them and is so very happy MA got them for her, that she gives him lots of sugar, but the problem is MA didn't send her those flowers. Lupe thinks maybe Nepo sent them, and of course MA isn't happy over that, even though earlier he said Nepo was a nice guy.
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #29- Thurs 4/17

De que abrió los ojos, abrió los ojos

Grumps is rudely awakened by Diana, come to complain that Diego never came home last night.  Grumps thinks it's highly likely that Diego spent the night with "that woman," not that there's any reason to get all upset about it.  He tells Diana not to worry her little head…Grumps will take care of it.  "Now let me rest."

Diego's ready to go off half-cocked once he sees the video, but Irene tells him he needs to think first.

Vicente's old secretary stops by to visit and says such nice things about her old boss that you could knock Natalia over with a feather.

Diego is convinced that the baby is Oliverio's.  He tells Alberto to rewrite the agreement and Alberto says he can now demand a divorce--Diana can't "refuse" to give him one, since she's a cheater, and Diego doesn't have to give her a damn thing!  Diego calls the house and asks to speak to Diana.  He tells her he's been thinking and asks her to met him for a coffee.

Eleazar comes by to pick up his "wife" and is alarmed to see that Carmen isn't ready to go yet.  She fills him in on just how much work goes into getting the denizens of Garcia Central Station up and out the door every morning.  They end up laughing over how they're arguing like a real married couple.  It takes Carmen about two seconds to go to her room and throw on a fabulous dress, but she needs El's help zipping it up.  And I'm sure he's thinking he'd rather be unzipping it, but hey, Lupita's expecting them.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Qué Pobres, Weds 4/16/14 (#72): He Hugged a Boy and He Liked It

Oh, man. This is painful. So much awesomeness to report; so little time. Most of this is from memory and I am paraphrasing like mad, so please don't hesitate to correct errors/omissions.
Diego calls Leo about his next art lesson. Leo hesitates. Diego suggests having the lesson at his place. Leo is afraid to go out on the street, but Diego offers to pick him up. Leo agrees; the things he'll do for the sake of art!

Leo comments on the decor at Diego & Nepo's house. (Sometimes a banana is just a banana, right? Right??) It's still super-naco, Leo says; just as tasteless as at the Menchacas', but he also observes that it's a better neighborhood and a nicer grade of hyper-naco stuff. Diego gets a kick out of the way Leo speaks, with everything being -uki and little sprinkles of English.

AS gives Perla an etiquette lesson. The topic: fancy dinners. Perla faces a dizzying array of plates, glasses, and cutlery. Everything she says and does is wrong, according to AS. Perla is overwhelmed, but motivated. AS thinks Perla also could use some lessons in "diction" because of the vulgar, common way she speaks. She urges Perla to encourage the rest of her family to take the lessons too, because (she's said this before to Carmelita) they could transform this greasy spoon restaurant into a fine dining destination. (Does AS really believe this transformation is possible, or is she just trying to entice them with something she thinks would interest them?)
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Lo Que La Vida Me Robó, #111, 4-16-2014: The Grand Re-Opening of La Escondida; María discovers a new career; Nadia realizes she and Victor have been Pedro's private porn stars.

Dear Caray Caray Friends,
I had to do this one quickly today.  There must be a million typos, but I think I got most of the major points and even some details.  Let me know if I missed something important.  
Best to you all!  Enjoy!  
Julia R.

Lo refrito:  Captain Robledo tells Refugio he should be proud of Esmeralda's hard work and intelligence and also tells him he has a new lieutenant to report to;  Esmeralda trains her new dancers while María looks on; Pedro has sent Nadia flowers to congratulate her on her pregnancy.  This is not a good thing given the fact that this means he KNOWS about her pregnancy.

Naval Base, Agua Azul:  ATTENTION CAPTAIN ROBLEDO:  FRATERNIZATION ALERT!
Refugio meets his new boss, Lieutenant Rentería.  He is surprised to discover that said boss is a woman, and she quickly upbraids him for his insolence and attitude.  He apologizes and insists that he's not machista, it's just that he's not used to seeing many women in the naval base.  She informs him that she worked hard to merit her position and earned it through discipline, bravery, but most of all intelligence.  She wonders if he thinks intelligence and beauty are incompatible--and by the way, does HE think she's pretty?   Does he ever--with all due respect, he adds.  Finally, she dismisses him and tells him to wait for her in the office and help her with her work.  She reminds him to salute her when he forgets, and he leaves, but afterwards she is smiling to herself, and it's clear these two have some serious chemistry.

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Por Siempre Mi Amor # 95- April 16, 2014- The Pieces of the Puzzle Are Starting to Fit Together and It Looks like The Truth, Nothing But The Truth!!!!!!

Happy Humpday!

Online Episode #134
Art is still having his tantrum about Isa and doesn't want her name mentioned
Gaby shares with Andrea and Mau, the sordid story of the "good" doctor and how she can't find Isa. Andrea suggests calling to he local hospitals, while Mau looks for Javier.
Isa has anemia and has forgotten the past 11 years (how convenient for Javier). She is pregnant and if it's a boy she wants to name him Miguel, which sparks a strange sensation within her.
Javier/ Fernando skives us all by kissing Isa. Does her love her or hate her it's hard to tell?
The witch doctor continues her evil by supporting Art who is trying to get back on his feet.

Sucia tries to come clean by visiting Iakani Construction and devising more lies about her involvement with Javier and introducing him to Ara.  Bruno guessed the reason for Sucia introducing Javier to Ara and as always Sucia has that "duh- deer in the headlights" expression. At the same time Fab confronts Javier and wants to know the relationship that he has with wife. (Please let Fab make it through this episode)
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De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #28- Wed 4/16

De que no es gay, no es gay

Diana breaks off the non-gay-non-cousin liplock, in case Alonso comes back.  Alonso, hiding out in the broom closet with Alberto, is furious.

Diego assumes that Diana left the test results on purpose, and is pissed that she'd decide to tell him something so important this way.  He storms out of the office with Irene hot on his heels.

The "session" continues, but Alonso isn't kicking them out yet.

Lupita admits to her mom that she lied so good, the class wants her cop daddy to come to show-and-tell.

Cop Daddy is getting a promotion to head of Homicide. Ummm…Eleazar…please don't bring homicide stuff to show-and-tell!

Diego shows up just after Diana and Sexter leave, but he leaves without stopping to talk to Alonso and Alberto.  Alonso calls him while he's in the car, but Diego is hell bent on confronting Diana about the pregnancy test.  The Als are worried, thinking maybe Diego figured out the truth about Oliverio on his own.
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Por Siempre Mi Amor #94- April 15, 2014

Let's discuss while Corazon unravels last night's episode.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Que pobres tan ricos #71 15 Apr 2014... The secrets are out!! And MA is confronted again on his vision for the future.

Ahole at cloob… Chabela and Geno comment about his ‘accident’. He tries to deny deny… assures them Isela and Mini made up the story. The ladies won’t buy what he’s selling, and leave.

Lupe and Perla at kitchen in Fonda, Perla ruins the potatoes with too much adobo (seasoned salt). Mati offers to help. Lupe has Mati, Perla, Tizoc and Frida in kitchen, and they all look mighty busy. Chuy comes down, is heading out. Lupe sends him with some deliveries. MA and Nepo come in. MA announces that Nepo will pay for some medical tests Mati needs. Lupe thanks Nepo. Lupe looks very worried and MA notices it.

Later, at hospital or Dr office, MA thanks Nepo more in private. Nepo again brings up the Lupe deal. Nepo tells MA he appreciates Mati… and him(MA) too. Dr and Mati come out. Dr summons MA to his office.

At A-hole’s, Mini still is trying to open the door to get in closet. Isela says they still don’t remember the date of Aureliano’s death. Mini is cursing. Isela mocks Mini that she did not ask MA for the date Isela suggests Mini ask MA for the date. Mini says not until I can get something really valuable for whatever I find in the safe. Isela keeps whining that she can’t live without a plastic card… without spending money!

At Fonda, everyone is trying to help out. Lupe is in kitchen and Perla and Tizoc are serving. Perla stops by AS, who is sitting at a table on her own… AS keeps suggesting to Perla to take the etiquette class… Perla tells her what she wants is to be a model… AS says then her class would be even more useful. Perla suggests instead of paying AS with money, what about discouting the class fee from their food tab.
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Lo que la vida me robó, ep. 110, Tues., 4/15/14: It's a zoo around here!


In which:
Adolfo gambles big and loses;
Ezequiel gambles big and wins;
Two people learn Pedro's secret;
Pedro finds out about Nadia's pregnancy;
And Refugio is set up to have the sexist stuffing knocked out of him.

Rats!

Pedro is about to leave for home when Adolfo stops him.  He has to tell him something:  "Ezequiel Basurto is hiding in your house.  He has a pistol.  And he wants to kill you."  Pedro takes the information in coolly.  

Lemmings

Nadia and Victor are together in their special house in the country.  They talk dreamily about raising their child together.  They snuggle in bed.  Then they do a little more than snuggling.

The Mongoose
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De Que Te Quiero Te Quiero #27 4/15/14

De que me paga, me paga.

Recapper note: Hot diggety, we've got some SMART people in this one. I almost wonder if Ms. Suarez needs a review of the TN "rules." 

Skipping the refrito and right to the nuevo.

Karina calls Natalia a robamaridos. Grumps interrupts the catfest and yells at Karina for how she answers the phone and tells her to keep him up to speed on company happenings.

Alonso agrees to the trap. Albogado sets up a camera with the laptop, but they find that having the laptop open and facing Diana will be obvious. Albogado offers to my a hidden camera (which will turn out to be a super obivious camera, but whatever.)

Diego notices the missing 20 mil pesos and immediately calls the bank. They tell him about the internet transfer to Oliverio.

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Lo Que La Vida Me Robo, capitulo 109. 04/14/14.

So my 7 year old decided to stop recording my novela and instead record hers. I was able to record west coast time slot so recap will be up shortly. Although I'm afraid short.

Okay we start off with Dim realizing that his mom won't be nominated for mom of the year. She and Tomas were in kahoots to destroy his marriage to Fina.  He decides to leave but mommy dearest begs him to stay. He agrees if she were to tear up the check. Afraid not replies the Graceless one.  Dim says I'm out and leaves. 

Tia Pru tries to convince her big bro Captain Robledo not to send JL to the big house.  The Captain says no can do. JL committed a crime and has to pay. Depending on how generous the judge is, it looks like 5 to 6 years in the slammer.

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Por Siempre Mi Amor #93 US 4/14/2014 Feo Returns and Gabi Goes Grizzly Bear

Monday was the beginning of Ultimos Capitulos! Things should really start rocking and anvils should start dropping now. This was episode #132 in Mexico, we got a full episode!

Leftovers:
Aranza returns home after going to see Javier. She wails to Arturo that Javier told her he'd been Isabel's lover from the start and Aranza meant nothing to him. Aranza and Arturo cling together and try to comfort each other through their tears. Seeing the results of her handiwork Marcela decides it's time to leave. Bruno walks Marcela to the door and she asks him to keep her up to date with what's happening to Arturo.
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De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #26- Mon 4/14

De que salió positivo, salió positivo

Tad has something medical going on that needs more testing.

Irene returns to the waiting room and signs the paperwork for Vicente's operation.  She and Alonso go to get something to drink, followed closely by Karina.  Diana is pissed that Diego doesn't seem to care how she's doing.  Well, you're not the one going in for surgery.  Plus, you did cause a scene earlier, so….

Irene runs into Tadeo, tells him about her dad, and almost gets away, but nooooo…Tad has to turn this into one more opportunity for a "talk."  Irene actually agrees, unfortunately leaving Alonso with la chismosa de Karina, who's just dying to know everything that has nothing to do with her.  She helpfully tells Diego that Irene went off with "a man her age," and then has the cheek to ask "So, who's this Tadeo Vargas, anyway?"  Diego tells her it's none of her business.

Irene and Tadeo have a coffee.  Tadeo brushes off his reason for being there with "Eh, you get to be a certain age and you just gotta make sure everything's working."  Right.  'Cause all the guys I know are SO good about routine preventive care.  Tadeo says all he wants at this point is for them to at least be able to say "hi" if they run into each other, maybe forget the past and start over.  He's noticed that Irene seems happier and he's guessing that has something to do with Alonso. He says it without any jealousy and Irene practically blushes, cause, yeah, she may be "of a certain age" but that just means she knows a fine specimen of man when she sees one.  I say that as a woman of a certain age.  We know quality.  Tad gives her his card and his digits and tells her to let him know if she needs anything.  Then he takes off.  And that's how The Tad Show ends for this season.  Next season will be all about Tad's mysterious health issues.
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Qué Pobres, Lunes 4/14/14 (#70): You'll Never Get Rich

I apologize; my Spanish is broken tonight and there were several scenes that sounded one way at first and then different when I replayed them... so there may be a lot of mistakes here.

Ahole offers Lupita a laughable sum for hitting her bike (which is AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT on Bingo Card #5, by the way, although in Ahole's mind it probably qualifies as sex... he did "bang" her, after all...). She tears up the money and throws it in his face (woo! more sex!).

Emiliano is calling for his mami. She tries not to react until Ahole drives away.

Vilma warns Saul that if he doesn't stop defending MA, he'll sink with him.

At home, Emiliano wants to know why Lupita was so angry with that man. He's not completely happy with her explanation that "he hit my bike," and she becomes impatient. He backs down, and she apologizes. It's just that he's never seen his mother so angry before.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: La Impostora, week of April 14, 2014

Hi guys!

According to the listings on my tv, La Impostora will get the night off on Good Friday.  You might want to check this out yourself, just to be sure.

Happy holidays everyone!

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: THE FRONT PAGE -- Avenida Brasil, En Otra Piel, Camelia la Texana, et cetera, week of April 14, 2014

Hola Telemundies!  Madelaine asked me to remind you that this week, because of Semana Santa,  Avenida Brasil will only be shown on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

According to my cable service, the evening novelas will run from Monday through Thursday, but there will be religious programming on Friday.

Gut Pesach, Happy Easter and if you're someplace where it isn't snowing, Happy Springtime!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Lo que la vida me robó, ep. 108, Friday, 4/11/14: Enemies

Dear Readers: 
A version of this brief summary was originally posted with the comments to Thursday's recap.  

Pedro steps out of the judge's office just long enough to tell Alejandro he must wait outside while his mother is being interrogated.  "Why do you hate me so much?" Alejandro asks his tormentor.  "Why are you so determined to do me harm?"  Pedro's only reply is a smirk.  

Pedro and the bent judge finish their brutal questioning of Rosario.  Every question is an accusation. They try to get her to admit that Alejandro's father is really the late Jacinto and that Rosario was a slut who was sleeping with both Benjamín and Jacinto.  She is forced to tell them her horrific history -- how Benjamín Almonte ripped away her innocence, killed her fiancé, and then had her accused of the crime; how she gave birth to Alejandro in prison a month and a half early and entrusted the baby to her father, and asked him to tell everyone she had died; how Padre Anselmo guessed the baby's parentage but didn't know that Rosario was alive until she had finished her 30 year prison term and appeared on his doorstep one night.
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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weekend Discussion: Novelas en Ingles?


Is this a viable idea?

There were two unsuccessful attempts a few years ago to do English-language novelas by two of the smaller networks.  They failed for two reasons:

1.  Poor acting, possibly due to poor writing
2.  Not ready for prime time in terms of gringo viewing habits

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Que pobres tan ricos #69 Some revelations... Some direct accusations... Nepo's new associate... and Lupe's biggest secret might not be a secret anymore...

At penthouse MA sees the news report of Bambi on the tv and goes beserk when he makes the connection of Bambi on TV with the Bambi picture at Dona Queta’s stand. He starts moving crazy telling his family about Bambi. They don’t really understand what he is saying.


Lupita argues with Chuy, he won’t admit that Carm leaving was his fault, she did not respect AS & fam. Lupe rants at him that his asking Carm to stay behind and care for the RP was not right at all. Lupe won’t let Carmelita leave because of THAT WOMAN (AS).

MA and Saul in car, MA hopes police will catch Bambi soon, tells Saul about Bambi being Queta’s nephew. MA tells Saul he is thinking of using Bambi to take down A-hole. Saul says you are crazy if you trust Bambi, it would be like playing Russian roulette with a gun FULL of bullets. MA tells Saul he felt like being in a spy movie at his last meeting with Mini, even had to escape out the back door! If it wasn’t for Lupe… Saul asks MA what’s up with Lupita. Did you do the deed with her?? ‘Home-run at la Nopalera!!’ MA nags at him to not mock Lupe. Having no money does not mean MA can use Lupe. MA admits he is in love with Lupe. Have never felt before what he feels for her. Saul is in disbelief. MA calls him ‘insensible’. MA leave. Saul tells self ‘thanks for asking about MY issues! You worry about me so much!’

At her house, Dona Queta argues with Bambi about the news report she saw. Is he still doing #$)#$*?? Bambi denies still being involved in that stuff. She does not want to be dirtied in his pig pen lifestyle.

At market, MA arrives, asks Nepo AGAIN for his job back. Nepo AGAIN gives it back to him with not much resistance.

A-hole keeps looking at the photos of Lupita.. ‘more beautiful than ever’. Vilma comes in, she gets miffed at A-hole paying so much attention to Mrs Menchaaaaca. Vilma says she will find where Lupe is. A-hole says don’t bother.. I am soooo much smarter than you… all you have to do is investigate the licence tags of the motorbike. Vilma offers to go find out. A-hole says no, I will do it myself. Vilma insists in doing it only to get shoo-ed again by A-hole.

Now Tizoc is helping Lupe at Fonda. AS comes downstairs. Lupe immediately confronts her about Carm leaving. AS acts all the entitled ‘victim’. Carm, the ‘employee’, had an issue with her, not the other way around. Lupe says Carm is NO employee. They continue arguing about who knows the true meaning of ‘respect’.

At market, MA questions Trofeo about Dona Queta. Dona Queta comes in and gets to her stand and hides the framed photo of Bambi. Trofeo tells MA that in the news they are saying that the police is after Bambi because of money laundering. MA looks to Dona Queta’s spot, and is worried/concerned.
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Friday, April 11, 2014

De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #25- Fri 4/11

De que lo atraparon, lo atraparon

The next morning, Alonso wakes up on the couch.  Irene starts picking up some of the stuff she'd knocked around.  She says she's feeling better, but she's sorry she wrecked his place.  More hugs.  She's apologetic, but Alonso says he's happy because she got through it.  He agrees to let her clean up, since she says she's going to feel bad until she does.

Diego calls Natalia to tell her that Vicente is in the hospital and he won't be coming in to the office today.  Diego gives her instructions about a folder that needs to go to the plant.   Diana brings Diego a coffee and asks about Irene.  Diego isn't sure she should be there, or what condition she's in.  The doctor comes out to say the angioplasty is a go and takes Diego back to see Vicente.

Natalia worries about how Diego is doing and hopes Vicente gets better.  As Karina walks in, Natalia tells her that Vicente is in the hospital.  Karina calls Diana to see how she's doing.

Tiburcio goes to confession.  He tells the padre someone's in the hospital and it's his fault.  He backs up and tells the story about Irene and the baby…he was supposed to take the baby and give it away, but the girl figured it out and ran away….

Diego begs his unconscious Grumps not to leave him behind.  "You're all I've got.  Don't leave me!"  Vicente mumbles behind his oxygen mask and passes out again.
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Por Siempre Mi Amor #92-The Hypocritical Oath

I will do my best with this. I took some notes, but I'm still adjusting to the new DVR and remote and I accidentally deleted TONIGHT'S episode, so I can't go back and double check stuff. *sigh*

First off...
I looked up and perused both the Old Hippocratic Oath and the Modern Version. Then I even looked it up in Spanish. I'm pretty sure Dr. Dementa knows nothing about this oath. How does one graduate from medical school without knowing about this? I'm pretty sure that backstabbing counts as using a knife (see Old Oath.)

Let's see...how to put in words the things I saw tonight....

Isa is busted. Art is pithed. Marcela is outta there.

Feo destroys the tape recorder with his ugly clod-hopper shoes.

Marcela calls Art and wants to meet with him about some information she has. She shows the video to Art and Bruno. She throws a whole forest's worth of shade on Isa. Bruno really has his doubts. He can't imagine Gaby would be part of something like this. Art thinks the video doesn't lie. Art proceeds to get drunk. That's the way to problem solve, buddy.
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Lo Que La Vida Me Robo 107 - April 10, 2014 - Josefina Chooses Herself and Angelica Says Goodnight

Prologue
 
How is it that we can become so emotionally attached to a character in a television story that when the character dies we are moved to actual tears?

I think it is because the component parts of our personal experiences—birth, joy, sorrow and loss, couplings, ceremonies and beginnings, suffering, fear, triumph, divorce and heartbreak, sexuality, illness, old age and death—are common to all human beings, regardless of culture. Together these experiences constitute our shared humanity. As we lose ourselves in a good story, the tale of a human life well lived, the line between the stories we tell ourselves and those others relate to us becomes blurred. We feel loss at the death of a beloved character in a television drama because we all know loss.  It is terribly sad that everything is impermanent.

Josefina Chooses Herself

Dimitrio Mendoza, not-yet-reformed scoundrel, stands high in the middle of Aguazul’s Plaza Mayor. Dramatically, he declares his love for his wife.

“Josefina Valverde! Te amo!”

Dimitrio cries out in front of the whole town. He loves Josefina in a way he never thought he could. He begs her not to go but to stay, to be happy with him! He will love her forever.

Dimitrio jumps off his precarious perch, runs to Josefina. He tenderly takes her face in his hands and prepares to kiss her, but she stops him.

He wants to know does she believe him? He loves her!

Josefina says, yes, she believes that he loves her, but there is still something missing. Now, she understands.
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Que Pobres Tan Ricos #68: 4/10/14: Amor de Microbus!



Hola, Mis Peeps! I'm doing an on the fly recap again. Not too many details. I had some trouble with the convo between Frida and Mau and also some with Tizoc and his band. Please feel free to let me know what it is that I missed. I learn so much from Y'all : ) I am skipping the refried and getting right to the new.

Shall we begin with an earworm? I have selected one for Lupe from her past so to speak with Ahole,  Love On A Two Way Street!

Vilma asks Ahole if maybe there wasn't a past ahem, woman he could have had a child with. I think he insults these women as low class and wouldn't want a child of theirs. He thinks about it for a hawt second and then decides, impossible, absurd! He is and I quote 100% sure that no such child exists.

Tizoc and Don Chuy are just about done cleaning up the kitchen from that fire. Don Chuy feels like a little man for the way he reacted to Carmelita. He looks like he's crying, but he tells Tizoc he's got something in his eye, yeah, right!

AS is at some salon complaining about the quality of their lotions, not like the ones in France or whereva when her former friends show up. They want to know why she is still in Mexico and not in Italia. AS claims it's for the wedding and the stuff she bought has to do with it, when they ask her of course. When is the wedding? Don't know yet, cause it depends on the Count and Countess, but will be sure to invite them.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero #24- Thurs 4/10

De que no murió, no murió

CarLouse and The Shrimp hang out in front of the fonda while Louse reminisces about how Carmen's cooking was so awesome.  If only he hadn't tried to use her as a drug mule and she hadn't gotten caught.  The promise of empanadas is just too tempting for Shrimp and he tries to go in and get some…but he's stopped by the sight of Carmen in there with Eleazar and blames CarLouse for getting them caught in the first place.  I have no idea what happened, but either Shrimp shoots his gun off by accident or Louse shoves him off their shared motorcycle on purpose.  Shrimp ends up in the street and gets picked up by Eleazar and Morales.  Looks like the gun did go off, as Louse ends up around the corner with a shot in his side.

Drunk!Irene goes over to Alonso's.  And I'm glad it's Alonso's and not another hotel room with some creep.  She decides now is the time to come on to him.  Yeah, that's not awkward at all.

Carmen and Co. are worried about what it means that Louse and Shrimp were in the 'hood, but Eleazar says they should be safe and he won't rest until Carmen is cleared.
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Por Siempre Mi Amor #91- April 10, 2014- Dear Diary, My Name Is Isabel and I Have a Plan


Dear Diary,

My name is Isabel De La Riva and I am married to Arturo De La Riva, a so, so looking guy who is extremely jealous and not too bright.  He was a widower with a young spoiled daughter, named Aranza but I am not going discuss her too much at this time. Art is an architect who works with his close friend, Bruno who secretly still loves my pregnant best friend, Gaby, even though he is married to nice lady from Spain, named Almudena.  His mother Tita thinks that Bruno and Gaby passed some type of test but... They just adopted a little boy, Uriel.  Uriel lived with four other children in the hood with Marianela, a simple pretty girl and a guy named Borlas.  Bruno’s mom, Tita befriended Marianela, Borlas and the kids while they were selling stuff on the street.  Tit would feed the kids and eventually took them in to live with her.  She built them an orphanage and all of the kids except for Uriel, live there and are waiting to be adopted, perhaps by Almudena. Thanks to Tita, Marianela is getting a good education at Tita’s alma mater.  The uppity girls at the school tease Marianela and in order to defend herself she slaps them around.  She always gets into trouble, its funny the uppity girls don’t.  It’s probably because their uppity Principal defends them. Well thank goodness; Don Gilberto came to his senses, thanks to his new girlfriend, Agatha.  Don Gil went to visit Mari at school, it’s funny, the uppity Principal said that a woman had come to the school to visit Mari.  She lived abroad and didn’t have time to stay and see her.  Hmmm?  Gil stayed and defended Mari.  He even told the uppity Principal that he was her grandfather and would make a donation to the school if Mari was not expelled.  He was able to talk to Mari and apologize for being so pigheaded and arrogant with her in the past.  She accepted his apology.

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Qué Pobres, Weds 4/9/14 (#67): After the Fire

- Nepo tells Gwendy that it's best if they don't see one another for a while. She bravely pretends to agree, but goes home distraught. Carmelita says that if Nepo needs to stay away from Gwendy, it's because he has feelings for her.

- Macarena calls. AS suggests moving up the wedding another month (or having it in a month) and asks Mac to have her parents send them the money to set it up. Mac says her parents are still in Siberia and won't have access to their bank accounts. AS agrees to go ahead and plan the wedding now and wait for Mac's parents to pay her back. Leo is nervous about this, but AS is sure she knows what's she's doing.
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Lo Que La Vida Me Robó, #106, 4-9-2014: For Pedro, the best presents do not come in medium-sized shoe boxes; Nadia tells Victor the truth; DIM makes a very public announcement

Lo refrito #1:  Gracie keeps harping at Carlotta, informing her (again) that she'll regret marrying Basurto, that Josefina has left DIM and that Adolfo is her lover, and that she (Carlotta) would do well to stay on her diet. 

Put A Ring On It, Alfie!
Lo refrito # 2:  Adolfo and Basurto are feeling the aftershocks of the murder of Padre Anselmo.  Basurto is really angry about what happened, threatening to kill Adolfo with his own hands for creating such a problem and being such an imbecile.  He can't believe Adolfo went rogue and didn't tell him about Pedro's plans to kill the Padre and then also maligned and implicated Basurto himself.  Basurto claims he would have arranged things differently if he'd known, but it was too late.  He wants to know what happened to Padre Anselmo's ring?  They need it as proof to show Pedro.  

An anguished, guilt-ridden Adolfo cries as Basurto wishes him good night and leaves him alone with the box o' body part.

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Por Siempre Mi Amor #90- April 9, 2014- It's Official Gilberto and Borlas's Dry Spells Are Over. They Have Girlfriends!


 Just some points to discuss:

·      The orphanage officially opens up
·      Dan, Ileana, Gil and Agatha have a forced dinner.  Dan seems uncomfortable but Gi is grateful for the second chance. Agatha lets Gil know that Dan is not that into Ileana.  Agatha thinks that there is another reason why Dan broke up with Marianela and its not becaseu of Ileana.
·      Gilberto formally asks Agatha to be his boo.
·      An uncomfortable moment with Bruno talking to Gaby’s tummy and Ally walks up.
·      Dr. Crazy is at the house waiting fir Art.  Isa invites Dr. Crazy to the festivities at Tita’s.  What is wrong with her?? Let that witch doctor stay at home in her own house.
·      Fab congratulates Dr. Crazy for becoming a business partner with Art.  Sucia and Ferball are not too happy.
·      Dr. Crazy puts a bug in Art’s ear about Isa bring close to Ferball.  Boy, he is creepy.  Javier is pressing himself on Isa, she gets nervous drops and breaks a glass, and the perv kisses her.  Yuck!!!!!  Art walks in on the foolishness and wants to know what is going on?  He is not buying Isa’s answers and is ready to explode at any minute.
·      Marianela is happy that the kids have a home but she still misses Dan.  She is beating herself about Dan and Ileana.
·      Andrea doesn’t think that helping Daphne is a good idea.  She doesn’t trust Daphne but Mau does.  Obviously Mau doesn’t know Daphne.
·      Andrea is still uncomfortable at the resemblance of Javier to Fernando/Ferball.
·      Gil feels responsible for Dan and Marianela breaking up.  Cuca tells Gil to apologize to Marianela and get to know her.  Why doesn’t she open up her big mouth and tell Gil the real deal?
·      Borlas declares his love for Marianela.  She looked at him like- really?? Thought about it and decided to give it a try.
·      Osvy shares his motorcycle race story with the Angeles De La Tierra.
·      Tita is glad that Gaby and Bruno have remained friends even though they are exes.  Tita put Bruno to the test when she had Gaby and Bruno work together on the orphanage. 
·      Dr. Crazy is instigating trouble with Art about Javier and Isa’s good looks.  Art shares his feelings of dislike towards Javier with the witch doctor.
·      At shares with Bruno that he caught Isa and Javier in the kitchen.  He doesn’t trust Javier.

Coming attractions:
·      Does Art catch Isa with Javier thanks to the witch doctor??  Must see

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