Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tres Veces Ana #44/49: A Mexican Twist To Shrodinger's Gatita

Parte 1.

Dressed in a skort and 5 inch heels with a sleeveless blouse whose neckline plunges to her waistline, Ana Leticia is sitting at her desk “minding the store” for Tío  Mariano.  Iñaki is pissed she stood him up at the (expensive) restaurant for dinner.  He begins a conversation with her that gives A MiMi a chance to save face: Unky Mo is on a vacation and asked her to go along to help him through but she told him no, that he had to learn to manage on his own with Jennifer’s absence in his life; so yeah, he asked her sister instead and he’s going to learn what a mistake that is because she’s nothing but a pain to deal with!  And, speaking of that, where’s her passport?  Yaki tells her it’s right where she left it.  “—Don’t ever mess with my personal stuff again!!”  Yaki starts to goad her into admitting she was there with Jen at the building site the day she died; and yet nobody knows she took that one-day round trip to Costa Paraiso—‘specially Mo and wouldn’t he just love to know that?????  “—Just what are you hiding, Ana Leticia?  Hmmmmm?”

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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Sueño de Amor (SdA) #96. Friday July 29, 2016. Esperanza Receives Another Marriage Proposal That Involves A Flying Ring

A drone to deliver my engagement ring? Why? Was the hawk busy tonight?

Hello Patio Pals! I’m currently away on holiday in 1991, where internet and cellphones don’t exist and where the prized summer activity is lazing about all day and digging holes on the beach in between naps. Not to worry, though! Over the next three weeks, Blogger willing, mini-recaps for the Monday and Tuesday episodes are scheduled to post at 6 am EDT on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Be well and see you back on planet Sueñolandia this August 22! Toodeloo!

Esperanza rejects Ricardo’s help when she nearly faints in the halls of Instituto Palacios. Cristina Vélez Valderrama (CVV) helps her walk to the teachers’ lounge. 
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Friday, July 29, 2016

Yago Capitulo 44 :Sanctuary of Men

[Some scenes are merged for easier reading]



Flashback: A long time ago in a land behind the seven wrenches Abel tried to hook up the nasty with Ambar but she didn't fall for his romantic tricks. Abel quickly apologized, blowing off all of the candlelight's. Abel damns the romantic advises that his friends had given him. He agrees to just be friends with Ambar. They both cheer to their friendship.

In the present Abel is just realizing how difficult life is without the people he loves. Julia who had naively just driven him home wakes him up and starts chatting with him. They chat timidly about Abel's happiest moments with Ambar. Julia also talks about her lack of money. Their showcase of physical and emotional scars quickly transforms into awesome sex.


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Un Camino Hacia el Destino-Week 23 (July 25, 2016) 2nd Half

Ultimas semanas means we are approaching the end of the road toward El Destino.
##We must help the writers stay on track. We must help them free Lucero, expose Diego, arrest him and get a truly deserving guy off the streets. Olivia must get into treatment. La Malquerida needs to don a see-through apron, grab the duster and a tequila and welcome Javier home au naturelle.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tres Veces Ana # 48

Look out for Sneaky's recap later in the day and discuss until then!

Sneaky's recap posted below

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): Silvana sin Lana, Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso, Señora Acero 3, & La Sombra de Helena: Week of July 25, 2016

TELEMUNDO WEEKEND EDITION (continuación)
Here's Page 2 for the week.  The current novelas are the following (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):
• 12-2PM—Sombra de Helena
• 8PM—Silvana Sin Lana
• 9PM—Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso
• 10PM—Señora Acero 3: La Coyote

Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation.  Since discussions of all the Telemundo novelas share the same page, please remember to put the name of the telenovela you're referring to at the top of your post, so readers can easily find the conversations they're looking for.

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Sueño de amor, Ep. 95 (7.28.16) With faith and patience (and lies of course) everything is possible -Esperanza Guerrero


"Fe y paciencia"
We start this hodgepodge in Esperanza's bedroom, where she is telling Pato that it could be the weevils talking, but she is seriously considering Ernesto proposal. After all, she can drop dead any minute and this could be like a reward for everything he has done for her lately (greased her hinges) and doin' it she could convince Ricardo once and for all to forget her. Talk about killing two birds with one stone! Just to die afterwards!

Meanwhile, in the De la Colina penthouse, Ernesto gets all the pictures, both digital and printed, from Anastasia, who turning a new leaf in her life, has decided to stop blackmailing the father/grandfather of her son. She wants to start from scratch and confesses that in the beginning, is true that she didn't love Luca but he had that attractive that only GWM have (Guys with money) and after getting to know him better she started to love him, only to spoil it all by sleeping with his father. Bad mistake!
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Yago #43, Wednesday July 27, 2016: Lies or Consequences

Here is a summary. I'll post a blow-by-blow later tonight.
  • Hernan tells Melina he is collecting for the orphanage, but she turns him away. Later, Melina feels badly and contacts the orphanage, then calls him personally.
  • Katia and Teo agree to give the relationship a try. They want to keep it a secret, but Katia tells Julia, and Yago quickly finds out too. Yago is okay with it, but they don't think Fidel would be so understanding.
  • Camilo and Yago face off (over cards) at the casino. Yago proposes that instead of betting boring money, they should each write down their biggest secret. Yago's secret is "I am Omar." Camilo's secret is "I killed Ambar." However, neither secret is ever revealed.
  • Fidel is convinced that Tom Vargas will switch teams if he's offered more money.
  • Abel meets Tom Vargas, who quickly earns Abel's profound contempt.
  • Sara makes a deal with Camilo that she'll move out of Lucio's house to get a place of her own with Mati, and she'll pay Camilo back. Lucio, however, has already told Mati that they'll be a "family" forever. He dares Sara to tell Mati otherwise. It appears that she chickens out.
  • At the Ambar bar grand opening, Yago works hard to shake Becker's confidence in Camilo. And, Abel makes friends with Julia. He also makes a big scene and loudly accuses Yago of killing Ambar. He's drunk, so Julia offers to drive him home on his motorcycle. (The bar patrons will have to pour their own drinks!)
  • Yago is upset to be blamed (again) for something he didn't do - in this case, Ambar's murder. He tries to explain himself to Sara. When that doesn't work, he says he loves her and tries to kiss her. This earns him a slap. She plays the recorded phone call that makes him sound guilty. They argue about Ambar's murder. Mati overhears.

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Sueño de amor #94 Wed. 7/27/16 " A Hot Time in the Old RV Tonight or Don't Go Knocking . . . "

So, Pato and Luca have taken off in the big big RV but alas!!!! there is none of the charm of Lucy and Desi in the long long trailer. . . Well, I better get back on track!

BTW the RV has "Te amo" (I love you) written on it in glow in the dark paint. . .and Pato notices it as they leave it to experience their first and only stop at a park where a multi course formal goutmet meal has been set up, prepared and served to the young lovers. Luca asks if Pato wants some champagne. Pato only wants one glass because she does not want it to be like the telenovelas where the girl loves to drink, gets drunk, falls asleep and wake up having made love. She is legal and responsible. The server pours the champagne. Luca tells her how beautiful she is. She herself is just a ball of nerves. Luca tells her there is nothing to be nervous about because it is just the two of them. He tells her how marvelous she is but she is still stuck on having no confidence because she has no sexual experience. He tries to build up her confidence telling her how smart, funny and sexy she is. Sexy? How would he know? she asks. What about their kisses? he asks. They drive him wild. (the more they discuss it the less romantic it gets, UGH!) He loves her; she fascinates him. He is her superhero and he is the sun of her life. They declare their love to each other and kiss. They are serenaded by their own personal love theme "Para estar contigo" by Pau and Davo LIVE! Pato finds it all magical. They watch the chef prepare some sort of flambé for dessert. Pato says it is very (candente) red hot! (fogoso) fiery! They both add (quemador) burning! Luca goes on with (abrasador) blazing! and (hirviente) boiling! Since all of these words could be used to describe their PASSION, Pato and Luca end up kissing. They share dessert, dance and kiss some more.
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Tres Veces Ana #47 - A budding romance and a budding affair



I spoke too soon about the possibility of an exciting week and might have jinxed it. Tonight’s episode was very light on events and heavy on the eyelids. So we’ll start with one of the only moving plots of the episode,

Mariano and Viridiana

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Yago #42. Tuesday July 26, 2016. BabyFace Is Ready To Rain Mayhem On Gotham. Let The Game Begin!

At a glance

-- Nobody died today.
-- The Red Converse Killer discovered Yago's secret church meetings with Melina. 
-- Abel joins BabyFace's counter-revenge alliance.

A closer look

Flashback. A Bouffant-less Katia is visiting an apartment with her then boyfriend, Leo. They decided to live together though Katia is skeptical. Not about Leo but rather about her own ability to mess up the relationship. Katia is an infamous ruiner of good things, it seems. Leo insists the two of them will be just fine. Sure enough, Leo walks in one day and finds her drugged off her rocker with some random half-naked dude. Before leaving her, Leo says he has done everything he could to make her happy, to make her realize that she is a happy person. But he concedes defeat: She managed to destroy him along with the love he felt for her. Katia's voiceover narration reflects on life and life decisions: “Life is a blank canvas and we are the ones who decide what to draw on it. It is full of possibilities. (...) When I have the possibility to choose, I always pick the wrong path. Years ago, I decided to leave that canvas blank. What would be the point of painting on it, if you’re just going to end up ruining it?”
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Sueño de Amor (SdA) #93. Tuesday July 26, 2016. How Dare You Get Cancer And Ruin My Burgeoning Romance?

Cancer or no cancer, I will straight up punch you in your stomach-less gut if you get near my man!

At a glance 

-- I hate these people! All of them! Except Baby Luca. He's cool.
-- Ricardo is the most odious, pathetic and self-absorbed galán in the history of odious, pathetic and self-absorbed galanes. 

A closer look 

Ernesto confides to Luca that he won’t allow Ricardo to get involved in Esperanza’s life. 

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Tres Veces Ana #46 - Former Enemies' First Dates & A Virgin Wig's Fate

We continue where we left off as Santi dressed as Marcelo has a flashback. Remembering Ramiro's words, he ponders why Leticia wants a divorce & doesn't want him to find Lucia.

Cue the devil herself, Ana Lucifer barges into her grandmother's room while Ernestina is checking her Tinder. Just as abruptly as she entered, she asks her what she's up to. Ernestina lies & says it's just a message from Miranda (but we all expect it's someone that may or may not rhyme with BRodrigo....or *crosses fingers* BEvaristo!). Leticia says she came back for her. Ernestina calls her out & says she thought she wanted to stay w/ her uncle. Leticia says in spite of him begging her to stay, she knew that her abue needed her more. Gag me. She then asks for the earrings Ernestina gave to Jenny to match a dress she bought. Indeed, Leticia's heart is more frigid than the body that hasn't even gone cold yet.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Yago #41. Monday July 25, 2016. Oh, For Pumpkin’s Sake!

Hello Patio Pals! I'm experiencing connectivity problems at home. I have 5 hours at an internet café to watch three episodes and summarize two; so this is going to be short and sweet. 

Flashback. Camilo says he is a professional card player who confronted the very best players out there. However, his most difficult and protracted round was with a small child. Little Julia, played by the most adorable munchkin in all of Munchkinland is shown refusing to eat and refusing to let go of her past life. She keeps asking about the family whose memory Camilo wants to erase. Then, one day, little Julia hugs him and, when he tucks her into bed, she says: “Good night, Papá!” Camilo’s heart facsimile audibly melts. Present time. Camilo finds the absence of his daughter so painful, it physically hurts him. The little girl became the only light in his world of shadows. And now, that light is getting dimmer and Camilo can’t do anything about it. 
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Sueño de Amor (SdA) #92. Monday July 25, 2016. These People!

Hello Patio Pals! I'm experiencing connectivity problems at home. I only have 5 hours at an internet café to watch three episodes and summarize two; so this is going to be short and sweet. 

This is Esperanza. Esperanza doesn’t want to cause problems between Ricardo and Cristina but her cancer revelation put a monkey wrench in their shacking-up plans anyway. Esperanza tries to remedy the situation by telling Ricardo that she no longer loves him, that she wants him to be happy with somebody else and that she is now dating Ernesto. Esperanza has a martyr complex. Don’t be like Esperanza. 

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Tres Veces Ana #45 - May I please ask your wife to be my girlfriend?



Maribel and Ana Lu are having a very painful (for us) reconciliation session.  Ana Lu, having listened to Maribel’s venomous statements, responds with a listing of Maribel’s qualities she admires and a statement that she loves her. Maribel’s anger has disappeared, she loves Ana Lu as well, though feels sometimes that Ana Lu is distant, as if she believed herself better than Maribel. The irony of this last statement apparently washes right over Ana Lu’s head, and she spends a couple more minutes baring her soul on refusing Orlando’s advances and her current predicament with Santi until, blissfully, the scene is cut.

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#1): Silvana sin Lana, Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso, Señora Acero 3, & La Sombra de Helena: Week of July 25, 2016

Welcome to Page #1 (Monday edition) of the Telemundo y Más page, issued twice a week: Mondays at 3:00 PM and Thursdays at 8:00 PM.
Here are the current telenovelas (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):
• 12-2PM—Sombra de Helena
• 8PM—Silvana Sin Lana
• 9PM—Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso
• 10PM—Señora Acero 3: La Coyote

Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation.  Since discussions of all the Telemundo novelas share the same page, please remember to put the name of the telenovela you're referring to at the top of your post, so readers can easily find the conversations they're looking for.
 
 

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Un Camino Hacia el Destino-Week 23 (July 25, 2016) 1st Half


IF----THEN, SO---
IF the police find the box of filched bank documents tomorrow, THEN Luis, Solorsano and Alicia will face jail time immediately, SO the only things left to wrap up is how the couples will get paired off.
 
IF Luis is successful in charging Marissa with adultery, THEN how does he maneuver it SO Super Oh! doesn’t charge him in return.

IF Luis won’t sign the divorce papers, THEN Marissa will have to kill him, SO she can finally be rid of him (not likely, though).

IF Hernan suffers a real heart attack, THEN Mariana will nurse him as long as it takes for him to recover, SO she won’t lose her meal-ticket (lean though it might be).

IF Camila is found, THEN Fer will get a bottle of single-toned Clairol and do her hair over, SO she won’t look like a cast-off cast member at Fer’s wedding.
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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sueño de Amor (SdA) #91. Friday July 22, 2016. You’re So Vain, You Probably Think This Cancer Is About You!

Shipping these two so hard, but alas and alack, it's not meant to be! What a waste and what a shame!

At a glance  

-- Ricardo learns that Esperanza has stage 4 stomach cancer and, instead of showing sympathy, he makes it all about him. 
-- Cristina breaks up with Ricardo because she feels he should be with his dying ex-fiancée who, just 9 weeks ago, was the love of Ricardo's life, by his own admission. Ricardo says he now loves Cristina and wants to be with her.

A closer look 

Margarita is suddenly very popular in Sueñolandia. She has become everyone’s best friend slash confidante slash surrogate mother. At the end of her visit to Casa Guerrero, Margarita tells Esperanza she has her full support and offers to accompany her to her chemotherapy sessions. She gives her la bendición, praying that the Holy Cross descend from heaven and stretch over Esperanza’s body, defending her from any evil and danger that may befall her. 

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Tres Veces Ana #39and/or #44 - Lots of Lies While Planning The Next Play


    

    Ramiro, Santiago, aka Marcelo/SanMarco, and Iñaki, continue to play musical mujeres in order to keep the triplets from seeing each other.  

    Ram keeps Ana Leticia entertained—or is it the other way around since she’s going through a seductive striptease, while SanMarco admits to poor AnaLucia in Yaki’s bedroom(?) that he’s still in love with his wife as well as her now and it’s too complicated to explain.  She, no longer feeling so lucky, tells him that she appreciates his honesty, but not to come looking for her again until he decides he’s going to get that divorce he promised her.  Ana NSLucky leaves, thinking to race into the other apartment to Ram for comfort but, then decides not to, and gets into the elevator instead.  Ram, meantime, admits to Ana MiMi the purely physical attraction he cannot control.  He suggests it’s the physical similarity to her sister, Ana Laura.  MiMi snickers and says well, since she’s thrown you over for that wheelchair bound loser, Valentin, Ram might as well have taken advantage of her attraction to him.  Oh well, Ram’s loss, she taunts as the clothes go back on.  Doesn’t he realize they both have a second chance at happiness.  He is the only one who could make her whole again and take away the horrible bitterness she felt when Marcelo left her to her fate three years earlier.  Ram tells her to hold her tongue.

Ø    Ana Llora shows up and walks into Ram’s apartment just as Yaki shows up to check on things.   Santi sees and hides.  A Llora finds Ram and needs to chat.  He takes a moment to signal to Yaki that he’s got MiMi in his bedroom and to handle her while he chats up A Llora. Yaki entertains MiMi for Ram while he takes care of ALlora. He tells her A Llora showed up looking for Ram.  “—What’s between those two –A Laura and Ramiro?”  She tells him it’s none of his beeswax.  “—A bit jealous, huh?”   
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      A Llora thinks that he can make a good impression on Abuela Ernestina by showing her the ID bracelet Ram gave her. Santi listens from behind the door.  (A Llora’s voice is sooooo frail- she’s so enervated--in this scene that her voice and presence practically drives me up the wall. I cannot stand this character ANYmore.  Period.)  Ram doesn’t agree, but they can discuss it over lunch.  She refrains, but he insists that he knows the rules now that she’s with TinTin, and it would only be as friends.  She agrees to go then.  (--Good, cuz I don’t think I could stomach her much longer and would have to give up on her scenes today……)  SanMarco sneaks into the hallway of Ram’s apartment now.

      Yaki and MiMi walk into the living room and she’s angry that Ram left with her sister.  What’s the big deal? He told you he’s been in love with her his entire life.”  That’s a lie, she insists.  ALlora turns her back on him and he refuses the opportunity to tell AMimim how much he really likes her.  She complains he’s only a opportunist, chasing after their money.  Just like him.  Yaki notes Santi in the doorway and signals to stay covered.  He stutters he doesn’t have the slightest interest in her.  They can’t stand each other anyway, right?  “You even detest me, don’t you?” Yep, she does.  But, oh, she’ll tell him the same as she told Ramiro (in what universe?) that Marcelo was and still is the only man in her life.  Yaki agrees.  “--That’s fine.  Ok.  Bye.”  She calls him boring, turns her nose up and leaves.  Yaki breathes easier.  He makes excuses to SanMarco that he doesn’t know where she gets these crazy ideas from.  He can’t stand her—and it’s less and less by the day.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Yago Capitulo 40 : The Seeds of Time

For the love of Life
There's a trade off
We could lose it all
But we'll go down fighting
Won't we?



At a rather comfy old house of Madrigal, Young Ambar is playing hide and seek with her beloved mother. Ambar is telling us that since childhood we always believe that there can be a safe space in which you could hide in when things go bad but at times the safe space simply vanishes like critters. While playing her mother suddenly passes out to her death. A distraught Ambar calls Daddy Cockroach for help. Daddy Cockroach arrives seemingly sad but at the same time very nasty with his youngest daughter and blames her for the death of her mother (Something tells me Daddy Dearest poisoned his wife). Ambar continues her monologue telling that when the safe space vanishes, we have to become our own safe space to be able to protect ourselves.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tres Veces Ana # 43

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Sueño de amor, Ep. 90 (7.21.16) The truth about lies is that they're always temporary and end up messing everything to the worse.

Abril is in bed with 40
April has 40.5°C fever and Cristina Vélez Valderrama, the firewoman of sex education, calls the only person that can help her: The doctor? Noooo! Ricardo! Who else? That way when he comes to help her, he can spend the night! CVV doesn't jump without a sandal (no la brinca sin huarache).

Since he raised two kids and has his share on kids ailments, the middleman recommends to fill the bath tub with warm water and put the girl in it. While he is on the cell phone with her, he calls Dr Camargo on his land line.
A few moments later, fever has lowered to 36.5°C thanks to Ricardo, so there's no need to take the girl to the hospital and another more reason to owe Richerd the girl's life. then we can start all over again, how can I repay you, I don't know, I have an idea, you know... the same old routine these two have. 
Once the girl is out of danger, Ricardo has a very sexy flashback in full color in advance for what's coming!
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): Silvana sin Lana, Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso, Señora Acero 3, & La Sombra de Helena: Week of July 18, 2016

TELEMUNDO WEEKEND EDITION (continuación)

Here's Page 2 for the week.  The current novelas are the following (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

• 12-2PM—Sombra de Helena
• 8PM—Silvana Sin Lana
• 9PM—Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso
• 10PM—Señora Acero 3: La Coyote


Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation.  Since discussions of all the Telemundo novelas share the same page, please remember to put the name of the telenovela you're referring to at the top of your post, so readers can easily find the conversations they're looking for.

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Yago, #39, Wednesday 7/20/16: The Pliers of Despair

Tomas Vargas's adopted son Hernan tells us in a flashback that he doesn't know what it's like to feel the pain of being weak. Tomas Vargas adopts a boy named Hernan. The director of the orphanage (or whatever) warns Tom that Hernan is a troubled child. (We see him playing with a knife.) Our narrator reminds us that, alas, that pain can be helpful because it tells us when it's time to run away.

Still in the flashback, Tom tells Hernan that if he's good, he'll get a treat. Today Tom is going to teach him to shoot! In another flashback when Hernan is a few years older, Hernan is dragging corpses into the horse stables for his proud adoptive daddy.

Lucio visits at Abel's house and presents him with some of the evidence that Camilo gave him at the end of the previous episode. We don't see any of it now, but later we see that there are photos of Teo working with Yago. Abel is shocked and angry. Lucio explains that Yago and Teo both work for Fidel. Abel is even more upset to hear that Yago is now engaged to Ambar!

Camilo and Fidel are still facing off at the former Candy Bar. Fidel gloats. Julia is disgusted with all of them, and runs out. Yago follows to comfort her. (Hmm, I wonder if these two might have a future together?) Camilo shows Fidel the lucky coin and says he'll get it back in the next cadaver, and it will be even more devastating than the loss of his two sons. Camilo dares Fidel to shoot him now and show Julia what kind of man he really is. Selma talks Fidel out of it.
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Tres Veces Ana #42 - Run into, then run away!



We pick back up with Ana Lu being dragged away by a hysterical Sole. Ana Lu is incredulous – how could Sole have humiliated her like that, and in front of all her friends. Suddenly Evaristo appears out of thin air and scares even Sole. Without skipping a beat though, she asks him for a ride home. He seems to have become such a ubiquitous figure not only to us, because even Ana Lu is not surprised to see him there. He does reveal having known that Ana Lu belongs to Danzaire, and Sole is upset. She still wants that ride though. 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sueño de amor #89 Wednesday 7/20/16

So they didn't wait until the last commercial break on  Friday to tell us of the time change on Monday to 3:00 ET/2:00 CT.

Anyway, we left off with a tearful Pato praying to God and begging her dead angel of a grandmother to intercede on her mother's behalf.

Luca and Ricardo arrive at Esperanza's house to take Pato and Esperanza out to dinner. Pato tries to give them a heads up about her mother's decision to shave her head, but Esperanza comes out before she can so they can see with their own eyes. Ernesto tells her how beautiful she looks. She scoffs at that but he tells her it is the absolute truth. Even Luca tells here how good she looks. Esperanza laughingly says she will accept that because he is her daughter's love and she will accept Ernesto's compliment because he says he loves her. After all of the compliments, Esperanza decides it is time to go. They are all smiling.

Back at the hotel, Cristina and Ricardo are planning on spending another night together in Cuernavaca. Ricardo is pouring champagne as he asks the Dr.(of pedagogy Cristina) if she is hungry. Yes, she is. He offers her fruit and champagne. There are strawberries and grapes. What does she want? She chooses the grapes which of course he feeds to her. That does not last long before they are kissing and sharing the same grapes.
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Yago #38. Tuesday July 19, 2016. Life Can Turn On A Dime And Lady Luck Is A Fickle Mistress

You like plants? I like plants! You like stealing? I like stealing! You like snatching other people's kids? I like snatching other people's kids! We should totally hang!

Hello Patio Pals! We’ll have to make do with a summary until a volunteer takes over this recapping spot.   

Flashback. Abel thinks back to Omar’s funeral. “Through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault... It’s my fault that Omar is six feet under, that Melina and Jonás lost their son and that Bruno lost his brother”. Abel is visibly twitchy. Lucio leans in and whispers a warning in his ear: “I know what’s going through your head. Don’t you dare!”
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Un Camino Hacia el Destino-Week 22 (July 18, 2016) 2nd Half

Some things are heating up on the Camino, some things are cooling down, some folks are happy, some folks aren’t. Isn’t this just like the real world?

Don Fernando (QEPD) has walked out of the confines of his malady along the train tracks to heaven. (He’s in a better place now where he doesn’t have to hear the people around him squabbling over his fortune and he knows who he is.) There is a casual dress funeral.
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Sueño de Amor (SdA) #88. Tuesday July 19, 2016. Bye-Bye, Mein Lieber Hair! Farewell, Mein Lieber Hair! :(

I can't believe I gave up carbs and quit Azteca for this $h*te!
At a glance 

-- A sad sad episode! Pox on Osorio to the hundredth power!

A closer look 

Esperanza is at the hospital for another chemo session. That condescending video of perfectly healthy young models telling cancer patients how to feel, is still playing on a loop. A nurse escorts Raquel in. She asks where is Esperanza’s handsome hubby. “He’s not my husband”, corrects Espe. He’s the most gorgeous man that Raquel has ever seen. Esperanza admits that Ernesto is very good-looking and 99.9% of viewers nod in agreement. Raquel enquires whether Esperanza has experienced any of chemo’s side effects on her body, skin and hair. Esperanza tries to change the subject but Raquel says it is best to face these things now. 

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Tres Veces Ana # 41

Sneaky's recap coming up later in the day as always. Until then, a discussion page!

Recap added!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Yago #37. Monday July 18, 2016. Look At Me! Who Am I? Tell Me, What’s My Name?

Omar? Yago? Yomar? Omago? Least fun game ever!

At a glance  

-- Fidel moves his pawns to unmask Camilo with Yago’s help. Camilo moves his pawns to unmask Yago with Lucio’s help. 
-- The Sarquis power couple is back together. 
-- The Abel portion of Yago’s revenge has started. 
-- Julia confronts Camilo about the results of the DNA test she took. 

A closer look  

Flashback. Abel is at a job interview with a big honcho for whom Jonás did a carpentry job. Omar is the pep talk-dispenser and come-with guy. When the interviewer starts belittling Abel, Omar stick up for his friend. Big Honcho insults Omar. Abel punches Big Honcho in the nose and steals a crystal award plaque as a souvenir. The boys leave the office laughing. Present time, Abel contemplates the plaque and ruminates: “Omar was the brother I never had, my accomplice, my friend. I sacrificed him to have a future. A future that never came. I didn’t realize that without Omar, there was no future.” 

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Sueño de Amor (SdA) #87. Monday July 18, 2016. Absurd And Absurder With A Gillette Commercial Thrown In For Good Measure!

The love scene we'll never get to see from the real protagonist couple of this novela, which Osorio ruined before they even got a chance to get together. Pox on you, Juabbly Juan!

Hello Patio Pals! Since I'll be providing a detailed recap for Tuesday's episode, this here is a summary of what went on in Sueñolandia last night.

Ricardo formally asks Cristina Vélez Valderrama (CVV) to be his novia. Selena and Rodrigo formally ask Abril Sousa Vélez (ASV) to be their little sister. Like father like children! Esperanza, Pato Cuac and Pedro stopped existing for them in the space of two months. They're just like daddy, Mr. The Fast and the Furious!

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Tres Veces Ana # 40 - Drumroll....and....curtain!



Before we dive into the recap, and since we have been getting some questions in the comments and interest from potential recappers, I wanted to put this up here. We would absolutely love (not to say need and be very grateful for) some additional recappers for TVA! If you think you would like to give it a go, please send me an email! There are at least two nights right now that Sneaky and I would appreciate help with and you can probably even have your pick of which ones. This is an awesome crowd - just read all the comments, and an absolute joy to be recapping here! 

With that out of the way....we are getting close to the opening night of the Danzaire show and at Danzaire HQ everybody is preparing for it! 

During her break Ana Lu sits down with Javier and they talk about both of them being nervous. It’s Ana Lu’s first time with the group, but Javier has been doing it his whole life, and experience doesn’t really cure nerves. Ana Lu tells Javier she met Inaki and really liked him and then gushes about Tadeo, who helped her out multiple times and said such wonderful things to her. She inadvertently interprets Tadeo’s words on losing his wife to mean that Javier’s and Inaki’s mother is dead. Javier is surprised his father would say that, and Ana Lu corrects herself realizing she made a mistake. She feels bad and asks about the mother. The mother has left them when both kids were small.  

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Tres Veces Ana # 39 - A common knowledge birth secret

Here's a short summary of what I remember from Friday's episode, feel free to add. I haven't heard from Jardinera today yet and assuming she is tied up. Jardinera, hope all is well and feel free to add to this when you return!

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#1): Silvana sin Lana, Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso, Señora Acero 3, & La Sombra de Helena: Week of July 18, 2016

LISTEN UP! Programming changes starting this week. (All times listed are Eastern Time)

• 12-2PM—Sombra de Helena (no change; continues in the same slot)

Monday only
• 8-11PM—El Señor de los Cielos gran final

starting Tuesday, July 19
• 8PM—Silvana Sin Lana
• 9PM—Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso
• 10PM—Señora Acero 3: La Coyote


Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation.  Since discussions of all the Telemundo novelas share the same page, please remember to put the name of the telenovela you're referring to at the top of your post, so readers can easily find the conversations they're looking for.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sueno de Amor, #86 Everybody loves somebody, but not everybody is loved by somebody...

I'll keep this short and to the point, you're all welcome to add anything that I might have forgotten in the comments, since this won't be your usual scene by scene recap.
Pablo, I left you a message in the first comment.

First, a little recap of our main characters and what they've been up to.
We're at Margarita, Felix, Viviana and Mario's wedding. Nothing like a double wedding to keep the judge confused about the names of the wedding party. The poor woman almost had Mario and Felix get married because she wasn't quite up to date with the couples.
If the judge has problems figuring out who is marrying who, then it's a relief she's not aware of what is going on with the wedding guests. That would really give her a headache.
For starters, we have the Pato-Luca-Erasmo-Kristel-Pedro-Aranza circle of terminally confused love. Who loves who and why and since when has become quite a chore to remember right now, so let's just say that everyone is mostly miserable. Yes, PatoLuca are reconciled today, but it's only mid-afternoon, so much can still happen before night fall.
There is also the Estrella-Adrian-Salma-Kiko slightly incestuous story: Estrella is Kiko's sister and Salma's nemesis from school, Kiko loves Salma, Adrian and Estrella love each other and Salma started to love her baby after seeing the ultrasound, so much so that she's even thinking about keeping the child after birth. Would Adrian be up to the challenge of raising a child with his abuser? Gulp.

Everyone still with me? OK!

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Yago #36. Thursday July 14, 2016. Faceoffs And Fireworks, Regrets And Waterworks

Sobbing in scarlet is the way to suffer.

At a glance 

-- The ratchet drama of the Sara-Yago-Ámbar love-hate-revenge hexagon is in full swing. 
-- Abel seeks atonement across the border. 
-- Julia doubts the veracity of the revelation about her origin.
-- The Avengers squad have a new plan to expose Camilo. 
-- Camilo abducts Selma and makes her an offer she can’t refuse. She goes ahead and refuses it anyway.  

A closer look 

Flashback. Sara muses over happy endings and reminisces about happier times. Much younger versions of her and Ámbar are shown eating ice-cream and people-watching in the park. Sara used to believe in happily-ever-after. She used to think that her life would be like a romantic movie where she would meet the perfect man and share a blissful existence with him. Instead, Sara was condemned to a different life altogether. She recalls that time when the pigeon she tried to scam ended up beating and raping her. “Maybe love does exist. Maybe happy endings are real. Just not for me.” 
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Un Camino Hacia el Destino-Week 22 (Jul 18, 2016) 1st Half

Apologies for not attending to Caray Camino business. I didn’t get a new page up for the second half of the week, but we were unceremoniously dumped for a Univision spectacular—as though Un Camino isn’t spectacular enough. It was enough to confuse me. This new page will serve until this coming mid-week.

Now, where were we? Some of us are feeling more sympathy for Amelia, some much less sympathy for Pedro, none for Luis, sorry Alicia was dragged into his malfeasance, happy that Little Pedrito has two parents to play with, worried about Javier’s intentions, expect Camila to become a street kid, cautious regarding Marissa’s health and state of mind and seriously concerned about Don Fernando’s most recent crisis, but mostly we wonder what will IzzaFreeza do next. Seriously, it’s about time she got a new “luke,” everyone else has.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Yago, #35, Wednesday 7/13/16: The bride wore white... I mean red... I mean white

Yago has a flashback:

Everyone loves a happy ending. In classic movies, the happy ending always begins with a question: "will you marry me?" Yago remembers how he, as Omar, was practicing that big question in front of a mirror when, to his horror, he realized that the ring was missing. Bruno had taken it. Omar reassures the boy that, while marrying Sara will make Omar very happy, Omar wants Bruno to be happy as well. This satisfies Bruno, and he gives the ring back.

In the present, Sara tells Yago that even though she loved Omar, she framed him for the casino heist anyway. "Do you still want to marry me?" She has tears in her eyes; not tears of shame, but tears of terror that this awesomely rich hot guy will reject her.

Yago tells us: I don't believe in happy endings, much less "forever." I know those are the things of fairy tales, and in most cases looks are deceiving. There are princesses who, deep down, are worse than dragons.

Sara's too desperate to wait for Yago's thought-bubbles. She prompts him for a reply. She offers to explain why she betrayed Omar. She didn't do it for the money, as Yago thinks. "I won't justify myself," she begins... and then she proceeds to justify herself.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): Eva la Trailera, La Esclava Blanca, El Señor de los Cielos #4, & La Sombra de Helena: Week of July 11, 2016

TELEMUNDO WEEKEND EDITION (continuación)

Here's Page 2 for the week.  The current novelas are the following (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):
• 12-2 pm —La Sombra de Helena
• 8 pm—Eva la Trailera** 
• 9 pm—La Esclava Blanca**
• 10 pm—El Señor de los Cielos**

**Tomorrow (Friday, July 15) will be the last day for Eva and EsclavaEva will have a 1-hour final program on Friday (8-9 pm), while Esclava's final will be 2 hours long (9-11 pm).   El Señor will have a 3-hour final program (8-11 pm) on Monday, July 18. 
Tuesday, July 19, will see the start of three new novelas: Silvana Sin Lana (8 pm), Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso (9 pm), and Señora Acero 3, La Coyote (10 pm).  More information about all three can be found on Telemundo's website.

Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation.  Since discussions of all the Telemundo novelas share the same page, please remember to put the name of the telenovela you're referring to at the top of your post, so readers can easily find the conversations they're looking for.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Sueño de amor #85 7/13/16

No "Sueño de amor" tomorrow. The "Noche de Estrellas/ "Premios Juventud" comes on at 7EST/6CST. Looks like it will last the whole telenovela block.

Back to Esperanza and her chemo treatment: There is more info from the chemo info video about living life to its fullest. Esperanza finishes up her first treatment and offers her friendship to Raquel.

Dr. Mireya fills in Ricardo on what she has found out talking to his kids and what they are feeling. They are talking about Abril's mother Cristina and confused about his relationship with her. Also, they are still talking about Esperanza and Selena is still afraid of her mother. Selena sees her mother shooting the hotel door. The kids don't know how to relate to their friends that do have mothers. Dr. Mireya wants Ricardo to clarify things with his kids and to be honest.
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Tres Veces Ana - #38 - Friends or Enemies?

Marcelo and Ramiro spent today’s episode deciphering the complexities of Marcelo’s memory loss and debating each other’s agenda, again with neither mentioning Evaristo. Ev simply must write a book on manipulating people to his own ends. I really think he’d make a fortune once people discover he is a genius.  

So let’s begin! Scenes are rearranged somewhat for coherence. 
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Yago #34. Tuesday July 12, 2016. I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Mean, 12 Summers Ago!

I am going to murder you, you bloody woman!

Hello Patio Pals! We’ll have to make do with a summary until a volunteer takes over this recapping spot.  

Flashback. Fidel learns that his two sons with ex-wife Raquel were attacked by Camilo’s goons. Selma and Fidel are ambushed and their daughter Fabiana is kidnapped. Camilo was ready to kill her too but the adorable child won his heart. He admits that even the most powerful men have an Achilles heel. The moment he laid eyes on the little girl, he knew she would be his Achilles heel, his biggest weakness and, quite possibly, his perdition. 

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Sueño de Amor (SdA) #84. Tuesday July 12, 2016. Lust Is In The Air. Saliva Everywhere. Esperanza In Despair. Ricardo Doesn’t Care.

I hope she gives you, at the very very least, aggressive periodontitis!

Hello Patio Pals! We’ll have to make do with a summary until a volunteer takes over this recapping spot.  

Salma and Kiko contemplate for a brief moment the possibility of raising Salma’s unborn kid together: Two babies raising a baby on love and the revenue of a lemonade stand! Salma concedes that, fantasies aside, the best option is to give her baby up for adoption. Not if Márgara has anything to say about it! Buckle up for 6 months’ worth of nagging, guilt-tripping, sermons and emotional blackmail! 

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Tres Veces Ana - # 37

Discussion page until Sneaky's recap later in the day

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Yago, Capitulo 33: Who’s Your Daddy? Who’s Your Mama?

Ambar stares at Yago in shocked silence after he tells her his true identity (Omar Guerrero) and his true intentions (revenge). He says he knows it’s hard for her to believe, as he reaches out to touch her. She jumps up and away from him as if his touch burns, and says, yeah, it’s hard to believe. She tells him that he and Sara are made for each other (son tal para cual); they’re both liars and traitors. Abel comes in and interrupts, asking if Ambar is ok, but she flinches from his touch too and continues to stare daggers at Yago. Yago says he’s sorry for everything and makes a quick exit.

Bruno is busy writing a blog page in honor of Alejandra, when Matias comes into his room asking if he’s busy. “For you, never. Come in.” In response to his question, Bruno explains that he’s writing a report on justice for school. Matias very cynically says justice doesn’t exist. Bruno explains, “I’m not speaking about the justice they teach you in school, but that which is inside you, that pushes us to make change.” Matias says he gets it.
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Sueño de Amor (SdA) #83. Monday July 11, 2016. The Sick And The Restless

The new “I’m sleeping at my galán’s” makeup collection from MAC features: The eyeshadow palette “Golden Slumbers”, the volumizing mascara “Flirty Forty Winks”, the cream blush “Sleeping Beauty” and the lip plumper “Dozing Off Duckface”.
At a glance 

-- Esperanza is released from hospital but she insists on returning to work right away. 
-- Kracy threatens to kill Ricardo and his new conquest. 
-- Anastasia is nervous about the aftermath of Murillo’s murder. 
-- Adrián finishes his stint in rehab and learns that Esperanza has cancer. 

A closer look 

Esperanza tells Pedro she can’t wait to leave the hospital. She misses home so bad.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Tres Veces Ana - # 36, In which Valentin is the winner in every scene



As we settle in for another episode of TVA all bright eyed and bushy tailed (and hoping to remain that way for the duration of the episode), Llora and Leonor are on their way to visit Tin. Llora was convinced by Leonor to go there to show the latter where Llora’s novio lives. In reality we remember that Ramiro has painted quite a picture to Leonor on the variety of collages in Tin’s living room. This time we are spared the back-and-forth of ‘I am thirsty, won’t you invite me in?’ and ‘But I am in a hurry, let’s drink water at the restaurant’ and we actually see Tin opening the door and letting Llora and Leonor in. 

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#1): Eva la Trailera, La Esclava Blanca, El Señor de los Cielos #4, & La Sombra de Helena: Week of July 11, 2016

Welcome to Page #1 (Monday edition) of the Telemundo y Más page, issued twice a week: Mondays at 3:00 PM and Thursdays at 8:00 PM.
Here are the current telenovelas (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):
• 12-2 pm —La Sombra de Helena
• 8 pm—Eva la Trailera** 
• 9 pm—La Esclava Blanca**
• 10 pm—El Señor de los Cielos**

News Flash!  I've just heard that Friday, July 15, will be the last day for Eva and EsclavaEva will have a 1-hour final program on Friday (8-9 pm), while Esclava's final will be 2 hours long (9-11 pm).   El Señor will have a 3-hour final program (8-11 pm) on Monday, July 18. 
Tuesday, July 19, will see the start of three new novelas: Silvana Sin Lana (8 pm), Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso (9 pm), and Señora Acero 3, La Coyote (10 pm).  More information about all three can be found on Telemundo's website.

Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation.  Since discussions of all the Telemundo novelas share the same page, please remember to put the name of the telenovela you're referring to at the top of your post, so readers can easily find the conversations they're looking for.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Tres Veces Ana #35: Old Memories, New Methods Or, Revelations and Self-Recriminations


The “new Marcelo” accuses Evaristo at gunpoint of having concocted one heck of a despicable lie.  Ol’ Ev as usual can explain.  SanMarco tells him that his mind may not remember much but his muscles and instincts are totally on top of things; the man in front of Ev now is very capable of pulling a trigger, so don’t test him!  (Yeah, you’re just as likely to have pigs fly with this old windbag!)  Ev starts spinning another one.

Evaristo puts the blame on SanMarco for not following his directions and going with the man at the airport like he told him to.  Oh, and that explains why he lied about that picture he gave him, and lying bout her being his wife. Then she’s lying dead in a construction site while two are trying to kill him?  Ev tells him if he’d wanted him dead he’d have been dead a long while back already. ---(NOT!  It’s no wonder Marcelo’s alive with the group of half-baked wannabe crooks this guy’s got on his payroll!  Ev thinks a bit too highly of himself in this biz.)  No, Marcelo Salvaterra had numerous enemies.  Could have been any one of them…..

At the same time, Ramiro breaks a window to enter Valentin’s hole-in-the-wall apartment.  He sees what a dump it is and notes all the liquor bottles –Yup, he’s an alchy.  He then sees the pictures of Ana Laura plastered over the wall and realizes this dude’s not only a fortune-hunter but a stalker who’s had this developing relationship planned all along.  (Duh-duh-duhhhh!!!)

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