Saturday, February 11, 2017
E; Color de la Pasion #107 (Hulu #106) Another death in the family
What a shocking ending. No surprise that Nora didn't dial 911 and grab a towel or something to try to stem the bleeding. RIP Ric. He wasn't a bad late-life dad to Leti, plus he jump-started the battle against Rebeca.
Normally, I don't appreciate PSAs in TNs, but Tere's rape deserves one. Luci needs to tell Sara, who orders a rape kit (if Tere hasn't showered yet) and gets Tere counseling.
I have a feeling Alfredo may be a witness to what happened. After what Sara told him, I don't think he'd waste any time going to see Ric but boy will he be in for a surprise if he does go.
I don't see how going and slapping Lucia solves anything for Daniela. It's not gonna make Marcelo go back with her. She's just wasting her time.
It's disappointing that Clara is now covering up for Rebeca. She clearly doesn't know what she got herself into.
Acknowledgement - thanks Cathyx for that recap it was descriptive and had me vividly remembering that episode.
Comment - Oh sh**!!
That's all I got. See y'all Tuesday when I finish processing what the heck just happened.
Second, well, damn. I got a bit worried when there was such a tender father-daughter scene with Leti as that usually heralds something happening to one or the other person. But did NOT see that Nora would be part of anything happening to Ric, let alone his death. Lord that was graphic, but being so will definitely play into most likely Nora's increasingly deep mental illness. Well, Becs, want to hide the fact the girl needs help now? My guess, she will.
I very much agree on the frustration of how the writers so far are handling Tere's rape. I very much understand the shame factor. Lucia not encouraging her more to be checked at a hospital and report it to the police bothers me. The fact she didn't go back and try to offer that to Tere and be with her and instead was more concerned about going to see Gloria...good lord. If they did this right, they could use Roman, who doesn't have much to do, now and have him in helping Tere work through her attack. Or Sara....someone. They gloss this over and just "make it ok" after awhile, I will throw something at the TV. There is no excuse for that in TN's anymore. If we can spend all those medical scenes with Mario and Mags and the baby issues, we can do something for Tere too.
For awhile there I fully was seeing Nora's wheels turning that she would actually start cutting herself just to prove a point to Lucia. But I think now she has more important issues to deal with.
C'mon Brigida. Talk to your son...start putting things together. YOu are married to a crook and murderer. We're counting on your both!
I was so happy that they not only found the clue that Vini killed Trini, but also that he tried to kill Marcelo. Was anyone else worried that he would pop up at Naz's house and try to hurt Lucia while she was alone? Just me? Because not only would hurting Lucia get back at her for firing him, but it would also hurt Naz and Marcelo. I'm glad the writers didn't go that route. It's bad enough that poor Tere was raped. I hope that Lucia and Lalo can convince her to add her charges to the mounting charges against Vini.
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I didn't see Ricardo's Karmageddon coming this soon, but I'm glad I didn't wait longer to post that discussion! I doubt he survived that.
Whether he does or not (you never know with TN writers) Nora will be even more of a mental mess than ever. Yet this is probably the incident that will start the fall of a lot of dominoes.
As soon as Lucia sees Nora's bare arms and legs she will know that the cutting thing is a big fat mentira. I expect that Nora will find some way to get home and curl up in the foetal position either in bed or in the corner. Agree that Rebeca will still deny that there is anything really wrong with her precious little baby viper.
Teresa's reluctance due to shame may be due to how Mexican police handle rape victims. This was a common issue in the US until sometime in the late 70s or early 80s. They now don't go near anything like "What were you wearing?" or questions about the victim's past sexual history. If Mexician police do that, rape has to be a severely under-reported crime just as it was (and sadly, still is) here.
This will ease a bit of the pressure on Rebecca though, she doesn't have to worry about being blackmailed anymore by Ric or him spilling her dark secrets. Still he did manage to plant the seed in sNora's head..he told her Rebecca was capable of killing. Then there's still Clara has dirt on her, as does Fede and of course Amador knows things. So who will be
the one to talk and bring her down?
Why did Lucia just let Whiney slap her like that and on her property? Lucia needed to put a finger on Whiney's empty noggin and tell her she could leave with those two legs that are working, or she could leave permanently paralyzed. Grrrr!
"Daniela came to give Lucia one more slap before she goes back to Mexico City. She spews more venom at Lucia, then leaves. Yawn." made me smile appreciatively.
I was also a bit surprised Ric came to such a brutal end, particularly at Nora's hands. And although the murder was accidental, this might be too much for her already fragile and damaged psyche to bear.
Although not blessed with her mother's incredible talent for thinking and acting at lightening speed in order to avoid discovery, Nora has survived seemingly only as she is her mother's daughter. Lucia has tolerated unbearable cruelty fueled by her sister's obsessive hatred and jealousy.
I'm glad Lalo survived although it makes no sense that Vini left him alive and breathing. Perhaps with Lalo's love and Lucia's support, Tere will find the strength to tell the police. Shame is an overriding emotion after being raped but love and quiet encouragement can work wonders.
Let's hope the police are able to connect Amador to Vini and that he is jailed soon.
Magdalena still cannot totally admit that Becca killed their sister. I still have no idea how all will be revealed unless Becca does so herself and I do not see that happening.
This is a great story with incredible acting. The pace is sailing along with surprises (mostly bad) in almost every episode. Vino, take note!
Cathyx, thank you!
I was touched with Ric and Leti's make up and then bam! Ric goes down. And by Nora no less. How will Becs clean up this mess? Of course, she'll be happy that he is gone. Poor Leti - (I thought I'd never say that!)
Thank you too UA, for the karmageddon list.
Rebeca might just be reckless enough to admit to somebody that she killed Adriana. I'd love for Magdalena and Lucia to hear that. Nora can't blow off both of them saying so.
Delilah- I think Lucia took Dani's abuse because she (Lucia) believes Dani was the wronged party. Marcelo dumped her for a second time, and this time Lucia is sort of the other woman. Although, technically I think both times Marcelo and Dani had broken up prior to him being with Lucia. It's just that Dani refuses to see their break-up conversations for what they are. I don't know what other magic words she's waiting to hear until she accepts that Marcelo doesn't love her, never loved her, never will, and doesn't want to be with her. I just about choked when Alfie said Dani believed Marcelo intended to marry her this time around. Say what? When did he ever mention marriage?
You would think knowing how intolerable his daughter is (since he's always leaving her alone) Alfie would have been more sympathetic to Marcelo.
With regards to Daniela telling off Lucia and slapping her being pointless, she only did it to make herself feel better, she knew she wouldn't change anything and she would never get Marcelo back.
It hadn't occurred to me at the time that the sweet goodbye that Ric had with Lety was an omen to his own death. But that certainly follows the TN pattern.
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Daniela is completely delusional. She needs a shrink ASAP. Maybe she and Milagros can go together for a two for one deal.
p.s. Every time I wrote Vini in the recap, I kept accidentally typing Vivi.
I finally caught up and wow! what.a.week. Coincidentally when Marcelo freed himself from the kraken and ran back to Lucia this thing kicked off like it never took a break (i.e. Roman -.-) He's not a bad guy but he's also not that exciting. He needs to heal completely with someone who's into him.
I don't think Daniela was right to go look for Lucia in her own house but she did have a right to throw all the cups of water in Marcelo's face. he promised and promised and promised to make it work but at the first he ran off and looked for his ex then disappeared for a day.
The Nora-Daniela fight was the best, especially Tere trying to break up the crazy. Who knew little Nora had so much strength in her.
Speaking of...Poor Tere. I don't think it was necessarily a plot point to Lalo to Vinicio's house but maybe it should've been attempted instead of consummated. Tere and Lalo were the sunshine in this thing through all the rain clouds and it's not fair that they got rained on as well. I'm glad two of Amador's crimes are out in the open and I'm sure this will be the beginning of the end for him. Vinicio ain't going down by himself.
Milagros is a mess and so is Rafaela if she covered what ever it was Milagros did. She doesn't seem mean or spiteful in that way so covering up for Milagros seems out of character. Unless Rafaela has more skin in the game than she let on.
I like Sara and Alfredo a lot. Alfredo has been a hoot as his image of Rebeca slowly breaks as well the more he talks to everyone in her orbit.
Gloria and Nora ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz. Man can Gloria get annoying when she's not even that important.
And finally, Ricardo. Poor sap. I can't help but think karma but it still sucks because he, as many have said, kickstarted Rebeca's own demise but will be unable to see it come to fruition. May his death knock the whole house of cards down.
Side note: Ricardo's death reminded me of one of the most original (albeit horrific) deaths I've seen in a telenovela: Marissa in Laberintos de Pasion circa 1999, produced by Ernesto Alonso and starring Leticia Calderon and Francisco Gattorno. I don't know how long some of you have been watching novelas or saw a rerun but this one is one of the best at its time.
Here is the scene for those who are interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qizc_ngK1xs&spfreload=10
Thanks again, Cathy and everyone. Here's to an even better next week.
Surprised Nora was the one, who whacked him.
A murder accidentally, but still a murder, this is going to get juicy.
Thank you Cathyx.
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