Friday, March 31, 2017

A que no me dejas Episode 142 (3.31.17) No grand finale should come without a grand web of lies.

This grand finale took me by surprise, because I thought the tn would end yesterday, after the unnecessary musical number with Alejandro Sánz. Juaréver, this is over and I thank everyone for sticking with me and my crazy recaps. Today is taco day in México and back up day in the rest of the world and these people didn't have a back up plan even knowing that Julieta was on the loose. And she was dangerous. And crazy. Let's start.

Truth is in the mind of the beholder, so I only believe what I see
We start this episode with Osvaldo on the phone asking about Angélica's status after the suicidal jump she took just to get away from Clemente's boat, who went in a literally crash and burn race against the rocks. After Gonzalo assured him she was alright, he thanks him and then tells Fernanda the good and the bad news, or in this case the good and the better news: 

"The Coast guard said Angélica is safe, Fernanda" says Osvaldo.
"Oh, thanks!"
"On the other hand, this time we actually saw your father Clemente dying, so I am sure he won't come back so easily"
(I wouldn't be so sure, since the explosion took place behind the rocks and I didn't see the actual boat crashing, but, juaréver, I take his word)

Valentina and Adriana also rejoice that everyone is fine, except Maite and Clemente.
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Mujeres de Negro, Jueves 3/30/17 Chapter 31: New Plans


Sorry this is a little late, but it takes me about two hours to type this after having to take handwritten notes due to playback issues.  However, there's nothing like some Handel to help that process!  Enjoy this exciting episode.

Bernal was at Jackie's house and despite not being on the force he couldn't stop thinking like a detective.
Victor Martinez wanted to kill you. What was his motive? You weren't an enemy.”
No, no, the only time I met him was when I had an appointment at Farmateca and refused their offer for ZZ.”
To refuse a deal isn't sufficient motive. There had to be something else, Jackie. Think.”
I don't understand why he shot me.”
Bernal was determined to get to the bottom of that situation even if he investigated it from a different precinct. He kissed her, saying “Te amo.” before leaving. He had fallen in love with Jackie.
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La Piloto #18 3.30.17: In Which Yolanda Realizes that Actions Have Consequences...

• Estela tells Yolanda that the battery on the wire is dead but Yolanda realizes that it was the reason Estela wouldn’t shut up. Yolanda wonders when the battery ended, if the DEA knows where they are and what they actually know. She chides Estela for betraying her because she risked her life to save her. Estela explains that the DEA offered her a lot of money and she couldn’t refuse because she has no one left in her life. Yolanda can’t comprehend that she betrayed her for money and realizes she never had a mother. Estela asks Yolanda to understand but Yolanda is disgusted; she kicks herself for always trying to believe in her. She wonders what John will do when he finds out and Estela begs her to not turn her in.
• In the cabin, Arley and Amanda bask in the glory of their lovemaking when, suddenly, Arley gets up with a start because he thinks he heard a noise. He grabs his gun but Amanda pulls him back down and tells him it was nothing. They kiss.
• Yolanda drags Estela to the edge of the woods as Estela prays; she has always depended on others and the money Yolanda gave her in the morning is not enough. Yolanda tells her to stay put as she thinks about something. Zulima has heard everything but has remained undetected by Yolanda.

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Vino El Amor - #104 Thursday 3/30/17 **FULL RECAP** Vino el loneliness and regret.

Miguel panics because he can't find Erika's medicine and right then Adolfo comes in asking why an ambulance is there and where is his daughter!  Smuguel tells him it's because Erika is sick.  Alfonso demands to know in rather unfriendly tones why Luciana is there, did she and Erika argue again?

Meanwhile David storms into the police department and into Brian's office to find he's not there.  An officer tells him that he's out of the office supervising an operation.  David wants to know where he can find one of his employees who has been detained, Ramon Flores.   The man tells him that Ramon left with his son and a woman.   David realizes it was Marta and calls her.  She tells him that everything is cleared up and Ramon is getting back to work.   David is still peeved about Brian's abuse of authority and plans to talk to him, but Marta tells him don't bother.  David tells her the other thing that's stressing him is the pipe construction has been cancelled and that he needs Ramon to oversee the rationing of water among the employees and staff  until it's cleared up. 
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A Que No Me Dejas #141 3/30/17--Grand love and a grand woman, Raquel.

I believe this will be my last recap  for this little  tn and I thank you all for being part of this fun patio and allowing me to be part of your recapping team.  This tn surprised me and  it's been a blast and one I won't forget.   Thanks to my fellow recappers Princess Juju, Alfredo ,Pablo and of course our leader Nandicta for pulling this little patio together.

Here we go!

It's father son talk time and this one happens in a prison cell, between Gonzo and Rene.
Rene ever the brat, whines to Gonzo that he regrets ever getting involved with Leo but he also regrets having Gonzo as his father.  He despises him.  Waaaah! 
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): La Fan, La Doña, El Chema, & más: Week of March 27, 2017

TELEMUNDO WEEKEND EDITION (continuación)

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

• 10:30AM-12PM—Amar es Primavera
• 12PM-2PM—Mujeres Ambiciosas
• 8PM—La Fan
• 9PM—La Doña
• 10PM—El Chema

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.

By common agreement, this group DOES NOT discuss previews, trailers, or any other plot information not found in a current or past episode of the current production. Spoilers WILL be removed by the admin. This includes reference to earlier productions of the story, and even the original novel. Thanks for your cooperation!

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La Piloto #17 3.29.17: In Which Yolanda Realizes that Estela Will Always Be the Same...

• The DEA arrive at the station with Zeki. Simpson sees him from his office and calls someone on his cell to inform them that Zeki is alive.
• In an interrogation, the prosecutor reads Zeki his crimes as Simpson walks in and introduces himself. He tells the prosecutor that his boss in North America is in charge of the case against CAA and Zeki is to be tried in the US. Zeki tells them that if they want information on the Lucio organization, he needs immunity.
• In a mechanic shop, Yolanda tells Zulima that they have to leave Tres Fuegos as quickly as possible and she’d rather not tell her where they are going for her own safety. Estela runs out of the bus, screaming that she’s hot. Yolanda asks her to calm down and Zulima introduces herself. Estela congratulates Yolanda on finally finding a friend with class and introduces herself. She offers Zulima to see with her and they all go inside the bus.
• The DEA agents pick up the signal to Estela’s wire but they can’t pinpoint the exact location because they are on the move. Dave asks that they follow it and get every man on it because John Lucio doesn’t escape justice. Ortega reminds him that neither does Yolanda.
• In the bus, Estela tries to get information out of the girls and Zulima about where they are for the DEA. Zulima gets annoyed at how much Estela talks and goes to sit with Yolanda. Yolanda thinks she’s just nervous because she’s usually quieter and Zulima asks if it was a good idea to bring. Yolanda tells her that the alternative was to leave her and Zulima reminds her that she’s been anything but a good mother. Yolanda hopes Estela doesn’t betray her again.

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A Que No Me Dejas #140 3.29.17: The Beginning of the End...

Hello everyone! This is going to be my final recap for this tn but I wanted to thank my fellow recappers, Princess Juju, Deliah, Pablo and of course, Nandicta, who not only got this patio going but let me jump into the deep end of the recapping pool for the first time ever! They say you always remember your first and I definitely will. A big thank you also to the patio that faithfully followed through this journey. I thank you all for reading and commenting and hope to see you all soon :)

Without further ado…A Que No Me Dejas, the Beginning of the End!

Rene finally wins at poker but not without cheating. His poker partner realizes this when Rene drops the card he was hiding in his lap. Poker partner takes out a gun and calls him a cheater but Rene tells him he’s not and tries to grab the gun. They fall on the poker table and a shot rings out…

In her seedy motel, Julieta watches the news about the manhunt to find her after it was revealed that she killed Silvia. Julieta shakes her head and then looks up when she hears that the Hotel Mauva is re-launching it’s campaign for a Bluer World this upcoming Sunday after it was interrupted last week when the guests were intoxicated. She hears when Valentina and Mauricio are announced as the hosts of the event and tells Valentina to start saying her goodbyes because she will pay for all of the Murat’s misdeeds against her.

Rene moves away from the body as his partner in the clandestine poker business comes and sees everything. He asks him what he did but Rene explains that the man took out the gun and wanted to shoot him and he only defended himself. The partner realizes the man is alive and asks Rene to call an ambulance but Rene is too busy watching his bloody hands in a nearby ice bucket. Rene gasps and runs away as his partner asks him to come back. Two waiters come and he asks them to help him clean everything up before the police come. They don’t notice Rene’s phone on the poker table…

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Vino el Amor #103; Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Vino muchas problemas


León and Marta are chatting in the employees’ house about her conversation with DisGrace. León warns her to not trust her at all. Then Miguel comes to visit with the plans he needs to leave with David.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mujeres de Negro, Miercoles 3/29/17 Chapter 30: Super Experience



Kuri stopped by the cells occupied by Bernal and Jackie. He asked her to stop by the ballistics department to compare Victor's gun to the bullet that hit Jackie. He looked suspiciously at Victor, who began feeling fear. He tried to hide this.

Julio got to a hotel and paid cash for a room for the night. The desk clerk noticed the blood stain on his shirt and asked if he was injured. “Just an accident; nothing serious,” Julio replied. The clerk handed him his key, but stared suspiciously at the blood stains. Julio looked out the door before going to the elevator to his room. He got into the shower and began washing the shirt while he still wore it, all the while thinking of how the blood got there. He laughed ironically at the situation as he sat under the running showerhead fully dressed.
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Ileana has a really bad day A Que no me Dejas #139 03/28/17

Hi Patio Peeps-

 I write to you from death's door. I have a bacterial infection that has knocked me out. It started with infected tonsils and now I have a cough and pink eye. Yep, pink eye! Bellow is the recap. I want to thank everyone on the patio, thank you for taking the time to comment and for reading!

Carolina finds redemption:

 Carolina comes home from the hospital and Ileana won't let up, she keeps trying to get Carolina to use the baby in order to get money out of Gonzalo but Carolina is not having it. She informs her mother that she will not have the DNA test that Rene has requested and that she will work to support herself and the baby. If Ileana can't support her then she will have to move out. Ileana screams at Carolina that she has no where else to go and will soon find herself without a job, so she better just do as mommy says. Ileana then leaves. A few minutes later there's a knock on the door and Carolina finds herself face to face with Monica.

Gonzalo briefed Monica on Rene's situation and she is there to offer Carolina her support, Carolina breaks down when she realizes that she has someone in her corner, and Monica tells her she won't judge her as she also made many mistakes but her kids were always her priority, just as Carolina's baby is hers and that shows her that Carolina is a good person. Carolina says she's not a good person but that she wants to be so that her baby will be proud of her, the two women embrace.
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La Piloto #16 3.28.17: In Which Yolanda Considers Her Options...

• The DEA set up Estela with the wire for her meeting with Yolanda. They explain that it has a long range and she shouldn’t stop talking so they always know where she. Estela has no questions so Ortega asks Simpson and Dave to follow her outside so they can talk. Estela takes a swig from her vodka bottle when the agents have left.
• In Dave’s office, Dave confesses that he doesn’t think they should use Estela but Ortega reminds him that they have no other clues or tips to find the Lucios so Yolanda is the next best thing. Simpson thinks it’s a good idea and asks if Estela accepted of her own free will; Ortega confirms she did for a reward. Dave is shocked to hear this but Ortega reminds her that she is the mother of a criminal. Dave asks Simpson about his meeting with the air control employee and Simpson explains the airplane disappeared from the radar and that’s that. Dave could’ve sworn he worked for the Lucios but Simpson doesn’t think so. Ortega goes to take Estela to one of the hotels the DEA uses and Simpson offers to take her so they can have a coffee.
• In her hotel room at the Lucios, Zulima does a ritual while remembering all the times John used her for sex and then threw her away like yesterday’s trash.

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Vino el Amor #102; Tuesday, March 28, 2017: Vino la trampa (trap)


After breakfast in the Robles house, Marta comes in and asks Bobby if he is ready for school. Lilian says Marta is late. Bobby says he had a nightmare but Tiá woke him and took care of him. He says he is liking his Tía a lot more now. “So where is Fernanda?” asks Marta. “Oh she just got through with her therapy with Anderson and will spend some time studying because the exams are tomorrow.” Marta asks, “And who is going to take her to school?” “I’m taking her to school today”, says Lil. Bobby kisses his Tía and Grandma goodbye and Marta and Bobby leave. Lil then says,“We are going to have to put Marta in her place because she is only an employee here. It’s not right that the children love her so much.” Grace responds, “It’s just a matter of time and I’ll get Bobby’s love. I have a plan but I’m going to need your help.” Lil says, “Of course you do.”
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mujeres de Negro, Martes 3/28/17 The Threat



Tonight we welcome a new team member, Sandra.  Please give her a gran bienvenido and dig in.

The Threat

Kuri and Bernal are talking near the station (away from the cameras). He tells her that he will follow Borgetti everywhere he goes. Conversation than turns to Jackie, Kuri presses Bernal and he confesses that they are together, he does not know how he fell for her but he is happy he did. Kuri’s face shows her disappointment, and says that it’s curious how the cop fell for a woman who used to be a murder suspect. Bernal asks Kuri to keep him informed if any information regarding Jackie’s assault surfaces. She will. They say good bye and Bernal kisses Kuri on the forehead, as an older brother would.
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La Piloto #15, 3-27-2017: The Rumble And The Aftermath

Dave and the posse aka Simpson (now the new Dave replacement?) and move in on foot waving their pathetic pistols as the John and Oscar grouse over John’s taking YO!Landa instead of him.  Of course, while Daverted and the good guys go on foot, the bad guys, packing semi-automatic(?) assault rifles/sub-machine guns and the like, get away in the air as Viewerville no longer  wonders why we’re losing the war against drugs.  (Like just what’s wrong with this scenario, DUH?)  Yolanda has Dave in her sights but refuses to pull the trigger.  Well, John and YO!li try to escape in his pet plane, but it looks like Red Baron 1 won’t start.  John and she race to the next couple of planes. I cannot catch the discussion, but one of them I figure says she CAN with another plane/on her own while the other one figures she CAN’T.

She gets into another plane—but has left her black backpack of who remembers what goodies-- and trawls off after John in one of his other planes while the shootout at the Narc-O.K. corral continues on the ground.

Daverto sees the last plane racing down the runway and he has Simpson and some others jump into a couple of SUV’s to face Yoli down.  Simpson is screaming about crashing into the darned thing.  Dato is single-minded, if nothing else, and plays a high stakes death-defying double-dawg-dare-ya with Yoli.   YO! lifts off at the very last second before crashing head on into the SUV’s.

Yoli is all smiles at what she’s pulled off.  Dave has somebody get hold of the flight tower near by or ??? He wants to know when and where the 2 planes and a copter land so the Feds can send in the troops.

John gripes that the radios in his plane don’t work.  He has to use his cell instead.  He calls Oscar who’s got Arly watching over Rosalba.  She’s dying/half dead and O doesn’t have the slightest idea what to do.  Well, inform Yoli and see if she’s gotten off ok.  O warns his brother that he’s not ready to risk life and limb for someone who he doesn’t know or care a fig about.  John urges him to play nice till he can figure out what to do with the woman.

Yoli tries with her radio but it’s worthless as well.  She tries using her maps.
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Vino el Amor, Lunes 3/27/17 Chapter 101: Marking Territory


Fernanda said she had no problem with her father falling in love with someone like her Aunt Gracie. David was not pleased with this.
Fernanda, love doesn't work like that,” he said.
I thought that would please you.”
Don't misinterpret me,” he said. “but I can't be with whomever you want.”
Whenever I try to get close to you to talk you about this and you end up not being happy.”
Understand this, Fernanda, I want to be with the woman I love, not with whom you decide.”
So therefore, what does my opinion matter if you're just going to do what you want?” [Por Dios, who is the parent here?]
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A Que No Me Dejas (AQNMD) #138. Monday March 27, 2017. "Les Cousins Dangereux" (Dangerous Cousins), Cancún Edition.

After getting stood up by her mystery cyber-stalker, Valentina musters the courage to confess the silent forbidden love that she feels towards her ex-adoptive-brother-slash-distant-cousin. Fernanda encourages her bestie to pursue this risqué endeavor, before admitting that she and Alexis sealed their noviazgo with a seaside snog.

Ileana rats René out to The Gonz for denying his paternity of Carolina's baby. The Gonz promises that he'll make his rascal son face up to his fatherly responsibilities. Ileana informs Carolina of her masterful maneuver, relishing the fact that The Gonz is now wealthier than before and unequivocally committed to looking after Carolina's Murat baby. Carolina is appalled at her mother's selfishness, greediness, skankiness and disgustingness. She orders her out of the hospital room and vows to take care of her baby all on her own.

Angélica gets Cuddle Bear all hot and bothered, then she snatches the honey pot away just as he's ready to dive in muzzle first. She says she is no longer confused about her feelings towards him. That great love they once shared is gone. All she feels for him now is affection and she can't bring herself to fake. Osito is hurt but he understands and respects her feelings. Later on, Angélica confesses to Mónica that Fuzzy Ozzy is her past and that Fonzi Gonzi is her future.
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Mujeres de Negro 3.27.17 Chapter 28: The Alibi

Irene chides her mother for negating her responsibility to always protect her. Her mother tells her that she paid her debt and gave her all her money so she could buy the shares but Irene reminds her that it’s the least she could do. Her mother wants Irene to stop hating her though but Irene doesn’t want to. She reminds her mother that she taught her that all that matters is power and respect so they will go to the notary and transfer the shares into her name immediately. Her mother agrees if it’s the only thing that will makes her happy; Irene confirms it is.

Outside the station, Kuri chides Eric for coming to see her at the station. She asks that he let her know if he’s coming beforehand because her boss does not allow personal visits. Eric noticed Borgetti’s face when he told her he was her son and then proposes that she buy him a cell like Borgetti’s so he’s not bored enough to drop by. She will buy the cell that her budget allows and then asks him to go home. He asks if she will be home early today or go off with another one of her men and she goes to hit him but stops when Miriam comes with Borgetti and says hello. Eric says hello back and Kuri asks Miriam if she’s Borgetti’s wife. Miriam introduces herself and Kuri introduces her son. Miriam calls him cute and tells her it’s a blessing to be a mother and she’s lucky to have such a beautiful child.

Moments later, Kuri walks back to her desk with Borgetti in tow. Rico stops Borgetti and tells him that he was able to trace all the calls made by Emma Diaz, the prostitute that was murdered, and the last calls she received or were to Patricio Bernal. Kuri pretends to make a call from her call from her desk but hears everything.

Bernal is in his apartment hitting his punching bag while looking at his makeshift investigation board, which now includes Emma. The doorbell rings and he takes everything down. It’s Rico and Ramirez, who arrest him for being the prime suspect in the murder of Emma Diaz. They read him his rights and Ramirez laments that they must do this. He hesitates for a moment but opens the door and Rico escorts Bernal out in handcuffs.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#1): La Fan, La Doña, El Chema, & más: Week of March 27, 2017

Here are the current telenovelas (times are Eastern Daylight Time):

• 10:30AM-noon — Mujeres Ambiciosas
• 12-2PM — Amar es Primavera
• 8PM — La Fan*
• 9PM — La Doña*
• 10PM — El Chema*

*ALL EVENING SHOWS will be preempted on TUESDAY, March 28 for Copa Mundial playoffs.

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.

By common agreement, this group DOES NOT discuss previews, trailers, or any other plot information not found in a current or past episode of the current production. This includes reference to earlier productions of the story, and even the original novel. Thanks for your cooperation!

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

La Candidata Index

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Vino el Amor, Friday Mar 24, 2017 SPECIAL: The Sonoma Yello Pages

No episode tonight due to fútbol, but that doesn't mean we have to take the weekend off from the vino madness. I took a look through the Sonoma Yellow Pages, and here is what I found:
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La Piloto: #14, 3-24-2017: From Rescue To Rumble

There's a meet with The Senator's lawyer set up to invite Los Lucio to join him and expand their narcotrafficking venture into the U.S.  The only request is to keep themselves on the down low.  (Good luck with that.)  It's their invite to grander things with the Las Sombras Narco organization.  They are in and get an advance to help set up their bigger and better little air fleet and airfield in Villa Antigua.

At the same time, YO!landa has the blueprints of the hospital her aunt's at.  She strategizes a way to get her out of the hospital under the Feds' noses.

Zeki, somehow having miraculously survived the snake bite during his run through the jungle,  is back in Three Fuegos sneaking around from hot spot to hot spot looking for cash, car, cell and clothes.  He suffers through memories of his massacred family.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

A que no me dejas Episode 137 (3.24.17) Lies and roll over lies from the previous episode that we watched again almost in its entirety!

Gisela comes into the hospital and sees Almudena in the waiting area.  Gisela what are you doing here?   No..that's what I'm asking you!  What are you and Jaime doing here?!   Almudena plays dumb.  What makes you think I'm here with Jaime?  Stop playing dumb, I saw you two arrive here.  Answer me!   Tell me where he is!   Almudena realizes it's time to come clean and she attempts to get Gisela to sit down, but Gisela pulls away.  Don't touch me!  Almudena says it's time for her to tell Gisela the truth even if Jaime didn't want her to.  Tell me what?  That you and Jaime are lovers?   Almudena tells Gisela she's wrong.  She and Jaime aren't lovers; she's been supporting him ever since he found out he has a cancerous tumor in the brain.    Cara impactada! 


Chelo and Vale come down the stairs and discuss the deterioration of Raq when Adri comes in followed by Beto.  She tells Vale that Juliet contacted her by cell phone and wants to go to Spain right now.  What did you tell her?  Nothing she hung up but not before she told me she would be waiting for me on the corner of the house.  I just looked and she's not there.  Right then town crier Mica comes running it to tell them she just saw on the news that they found a body at the apartment where Julieta lives.  They think Julieta killed her and that it's the ex prison director that took Julieta to live with her.   Adri is horrified and Vale realizes that's why Julieta wants to get out of town and go to Spain right now.   Adri's cell phone rings and it's Julieta.  Vale tells her to answer it and put her on speaker.   Corazon!  I'm here on the corner…don't be late and don't tell anyone where we're going.  Don't forget your passport!    Adri is visibly shaken.  She's realized she unleashed a can of crazy on everyone and especially herself.  What do we do?  Oh now it's …we.  Dumb chick wants help putting pandora back in the box.  I say buy another freezer and give it to Julieta when they march Adri out to the corner.   Vale barks off orders.  Beto go with us and Chelo you call the cops and tell them Julieta Olmedo is outside our house on the corner.  Mica starts telling them to wait inside.   I say make it two freezers and march this old biddy out there too!  Vale tells her no they have to go out there because she might escape.  Beto says not to worry, he'll protect them with his life if he has to.  Alright three freezers!    Chelo goes to call the police and Beto grabs a big old candle holder…you know just in case.    Outside a taxi waits with Julieta inside.  She jumps out as soon as she sees her corazon coming.   Adri stiffens as Julieta hugs her.  Are you ready?  Do you have your passport?   Where's your suitcase? Vale shows up like wonder woman and tells Julieta that Adri isn't going anywhere with her.  Paulina!   Adri tells her that this is not Paulina it's Vale, you murdered Paulina the way you killed my father.  Julieta tries to get Adri to go with her but Adri says she's not going anywhere with her aunt.  You betrayed me and said you wouldn't kill anyone again and you did. You killed that ex prison director and you were probably the one who tortured Nuria.  Beto tells the taxi cab to scram so Julieta has no escape.     Vale asks Julieta if it's true she was the one who tortured Nuria and Julieta admits to it.  Nuria had to pay for what she did to me.   Adri tells Julieta she never wants to see her again and to get out of her life.   No..you can't do this to me corazon..no corazon.   Vale tells Julieta to forget about Adriana, because you're going to spend the rest of your life in prison.    Watch out ya'll…Loonieta is about to go full on postal!   

Well dear amigowz, this is no déjà vu, is actually Delilah's second half of yesterday's recap that we saw again today, so I thought, why bother? Let me just copy and paste. LOL!! 
If you don't feel like reading it again, from my POV, just skip and jump to "The wife is always the last to know"
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Mujeres de Negro, Jueves 3/23/17 Chapter 27: Last Opportunity

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The former girlfriend told Borgetti that Señora Zaldiviar suffered from dementia. She was trying to explain that her son was not an evil person. Borgetti told them the problem was that Julio Zamora has disappeared right after the fire at ZZ. The department doesn't have sufficient reason to search for him. Therefore the case was closed unless someone can present adequate proof.
Señora Zaldiviar continued to insist that Zacarías was innocent. Borgetti understood this but said that the department couldn't help her for the moment. The lady then said she would investigate this herself to get proof. Borgetti sent Kuri out of the room. Señora Zaldiviar started talking again but Borgetti left the office. She was still talking all the way out of the building.

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La Piloto #13 3.23.17: In Which Yolanda Finds Solutions to Her Problems...

• John comes and asks Oscar to lower the gun. Oscar obliges and John asks Yolanda to lower her gun. Yolanda screams at Oscar to shoot her and asks John if he knows what his brother did, how he killed all her friends at the police station. John confirms that everything got out of hand and Yolanda realizes that John knew about the car bomb. She tells him he’s the same or worse than his brother and asks if that’s what he meant when he said he will help them. John tries to explain but Yolanda storms out. John turns to Oscar and tells him that he will have to learn to respect his woman but Oscar reminds him that Yolanda has to learn how to respect family. He storms out as well.
• In the hotel hallway, john finds Yolanda and begs her to listen to him. She knows all she needs to know but John confirms that her friends are okay and vows to protect her and her friends, not matter what, always. He then tells her that she can’t go and point a gun at Oscar whenever she wants; if she is going to be his right hand and his woman she is going to have to learn to get along with Oscar and begs her not to make him chose. Yolanda would never ask him to but Oscar ha to learn to respect her people. John agrees and they kiss.
• At home, Dave showers and remembers trying to save Becker in vain, making love to Yolanda and his fight with her and John in the forest. He curses his luck.

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A Que No Me Dejas #136 --Thursday 3/23/17- Crazy is around the corner!

Tobias reflects on his adoptive parents and the relationship he has with them.  It's not looking so bad now, even if it they were firm.  At least they cared about him, as his Grandfather Gonzo once told him.   He finally gets a all from his absentee bio dad Leo who is just to busy creating drama and criminal acts in the name of ambition to bother with Tobias .  After Tobias vents to his father, Leo reminds his junior that he answers to no one, but hey we're about to be the sole owners of hotel Mauva!   Leo gets another scolding from the Ileana who can't decide what animal print she wants to wear today. Geez what a fugly dress..no wonder she's in a bad mood.  She might stay broke and with a bad wardrobe!  She doesn't like being played by Leo.  She was told to be a high priced call girl so she could end up rich and now it seems she's just a call girl, but with no money!   She threatens Leo that she better not be left broke, nor her daughter either who is expecting a kid with RuNe.   She'll be Leo's most dangerous enemy!   

Mau questions Grandpa Gonzo about his "amor" Illeana, but Gonzo plays it off.  He's been hones with Ileana and while he's attracted to her, he's got feelings for only one woman,  in his heart and in his mind it's Angelica.   Mau says he gets it perfectly,  when a certain woman opens the door to your heart,  another woman can't just walk in.   Gonzo realizes that his grandson understands him perfectly…so perfectly that he realizes Mau is in love.   He prompts his grandson to admit it, but Mau is saved by an email that is delivered to Gonzo.  It's Deborah's sworn declaration against Leo.   
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Vino el Amor #100; Thursday, March 23, 2017: Vino el Bombshell


We begin where we left off yesterday with David and Luciana sampling the wine. It begins to get romantic, but then they hear footsteps coming and it turns out to be Fernanda not looking very happy at all. “So what are you doing here”, says Fernanda. Dave tells her, “We are working”. “Yes I can see” says Fer. “Well then I guess I will leave.” “And you?” says Dave. “What are you doing here? Are you looking for Tano?”
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): La Fan, La Doña, El Chema, & más: Week of March 20, 2017

TELEMUNDO WEEKEND EDITION (continuación)

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

• 10:30AM-12PM—Amar es Primavera
• 12PM-2PM—Mujeres Ambiciosas
• 8PM—La Fan
• 9PM—La Doña
• 10PM—El Chema

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.

By common agreement, this group DOES NOT discuss previews, trailers, or any other plot information not found in a current or past episode of the current production. Spoilers WILL be removed by the admin. This includes reference to earlier productions of the story, and even the original novel. Thanks for your cooperation!

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We have any blog / google experts here? A new problem has arisen with the site

Perhaps one of our bloggers did something odd a couple weeks ago that broke the blog - I just got a notification from google that we have a skyrocketing number of broken links. In the old days I would have asked Kat but I hope we have somebody else who understands this and what to do about it! Contact me at caray@mappamundi.com if you can help. Thanks!





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Mujeres de Negro, Miercoles 3/22/17 Chapter 26: Escape Routes



My apologies for this bare bones approach; I'm having a crazy week.

A former girlfriend of Zacarías visited his mother. Tania was happy to see her. She had been trying to reach Julio but his cell didn't answer. She was eager to prove that her son was a good person.
They went to Vanessa's house and Isabella told them that they had received a farewell letter from Julio. Tania told them Julio had called her on the day of the fire about her son's reputation. She had tried to call him later but he didn't answer.
Vanessa apologised to Tania that they could not help her. The girlfriend said they should go to the police immediately.
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La Piloto #12 3.22.17: In Which Yolanda Continues to Learn Harsh Life Lessons...

• The DEA helicopter lands in Mexico and the news spreads that the police have found 5 survivors of the plane crash after Zeki hijacked the plane. They hypothesize that he did this to escape the DEA because they found out that CAA was actually owned by John Lucio. In the helipad, Ortega helps Dave out of the helicopter as the paramedics come and ask if he’s okay. Ortega runs after Zulima and tells her that she’s not going anywhere because they know she also has ties to the Lucios. Zulima tells them that she’s hurt and wants to go home but hauls her off to jail.
• In the Lucio airstrip, Oscar finds out that that the survivors, including Zulima, have landed in Mexico. He warns her to not say anything or she’s dead and shoots the TV in anger.
• Amanda is handcuffed and taken to the jail cell where Lizbeth and Olivia are pacing. They wonder if Amanda talked when Amanda is brought in. They ask her who the man she was talking to was and she explains that it was a prosecutor and he tried to persuade her to say all she knew about the Lucios and Zeki in exchange for a lower sentence. They asks her if she took the deal but Amanda points out that she’s still in jail with them so obviously she didn’t. Just then, they bring in Zulima and all the girls go in for a hug. They ask her if she’s okay and Zulima confirms she is despite the fact that she almost died. They then ask about Yolanda and Zulima confirms that she heard she was okay and that John rescued her in the forest. A policeman comes in and tells the girls that Olivia has a visitor.

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A Que No Me Dejas #135 3.22.17: The Calm After the Pukestorm

Gonzalo reminds Juan, the husband of Celeste who is in critical condition because of the ammonia poisoning, that Alan is also grave danger but Juan doesn’t care; he will demand the hotel for damages. Juan then asks the doctor to take him to his wife but the doctor explains that his wife will be out for the next few hours. Juan reiterates that he will destroy Gonzalo and leaves. Leonel takes the opportunity to pour salt in the wound by reminding them that they will lose everything with Juan’s lawsuit. Valentina tells him that it isn’t the best time to talk about this and Mauricio declares that what Juan does is their problem, not his. Ileana hadn’t thought of the consequences but Leonel is right. Gonzalo doesn’t want to talk about that now and Monica agrees. Leonel is not giving up though: he explains that everything will go to crap but Valentina proposes that they talk to Juan when he’s calmer and offer to pay everything. Leonel reminds her that they are not in LA and their decision will affect everyone involved. Gaston thinks Juan spoke out of anger but Leonel doesn’t think so. He declares that he has the best solution for the Murats.

In the pier, Rene contemplates his life decisions and how they have led him to where he is now. He declares that he doesn’t want Alan to die even though their lives have taken different turns. He cries and thinks about when he and Alan were younger and the best of friends. Rene knows Alan was always a better and more noble person than he was and is sad that this is the price he may have to pay.

Leonel explains that he can prevent Alan going to jail and the Mauva Hotel going to bankruptcy but the price will be all the shares of the hotel. Monica doesn’t think Alan will go to jail but Leonel reminds them that Almudena and Alan were responsible for the food that was contaminated; the first ones that will be demanded will be them. He then tells Gonzalo that he has the power and money to fix things but Gonzalo grabs him by the suit and Gaston and Mauricio try to separate them. Leonel tells them that he can fix everything but if they don’t want his help, oh well! He leaves and Gonzalo begs Mauricio and Gaston to let them punch Leonel, just once. All the women shake their heads at this obvious show of machismo.

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Vino el Amor #99; Wednesday, March 22, 2017: Vino la Salvadora, Luciana

We pick up where we left off yesterday with David questioning what she was doing with Miguel. Luciana exclaims, “What are you distrusting me now?” David responds, “I just can’t believe you have done that!” Luciana says, “To what are you referring?” David goes on to talk about the problems and then accuses Luciana of dropping everything to go see Miguel. Luciana says, “I can’t believe that you’re saying this and I can’t believe your complaints either because I’m suffering without you. What I’m trying to do is show you I’m on your side and on your family’s side.” She angrily walks out of the office.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The one where everyone gets poisoned A Que no me Dejas 03/21/17

Hi patio peeps!

 I got hit with a surprise audit today so I'm running late on everything, below are some highlights of yesterday's episode:

Almuneda and Alan figure out the food has been messed with, they run out to warn people but it's too late, several people have already ingested the food and have become sick, Alan collapses because he's allergic to the substance that was added to the food. Things do not look good for Alan and the doctor can not promise Gonzalo and Monica that he will pull through.
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Vino el Amor #98, Tuesday, March 21, 2017: Vino el Awkward Dinner Conversations


In this episode, there are some really awkward dinner conversations, a (sort of but not really) big revelation, some solutions proposed, and some fights picked. Pour yourself a glass and enjoy another day of vineyard dysfunction!
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La Piloto #11 3.21.17: In Which Yolanda Lands in Costa Rica and (Possibly) Loses Someone Else...

• At the airstrip, John goes into his office and tries to radio into the plane Zeki has hijacked. Oscar tells him that they need to go because the DEA is coming but John wants to find out if Yolanda is safe first. Oscar tells him that they are in this mess because of her but John doesn’t believe she had anything to do with it. Oscar asks him if he’s sure but John is silent and Oscar remind him that he has doubts and that’s the problem. John confesses that he has one doubt: why did Zeki hijack the plane after leaving the warehouse if he was with the DEA?
• On the plane, Zeki tells the co-pilot that they need to reach Panama ASAP but the co-pilot warns him that they don’t have enough fuel and to fly lower so the radar does not detect them. John’s voice finally comes through and Zeki answers. John warns him that if anything happens to his plane or Yolanda, he will regret it but Zeki tells him to forget about both and hangs up.
• Yolanda asks Zulima if she knows what is going on with Zeki but she shakes her head. Yolanda wonders where they will go as they barely have enough fuel to even make it to Costa Rica. Zulima then asks what happened with Dalberto and Yolanda confesses that he’s a rat that works with the DEA and even lied about his name. Zulima is shocked to hear the news.
• Outside the airport, Olivia, Amanda and Lizbeth are arrested. The DEA find the bag with the cash in their possession.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Mujeres de Negro, Martes 3/21/17 Chapter 25: The Trap


My apologies for this bare bones approach; I'm having a crazy week.

Vanessa and Giovanna worked together on her book project by cooking as Vanessa translated. Giovanna liked what she saw on the computer screen and told her hers was the first good job on it and she was hired. They shook hands on it and talked about the confidentiality contract. Giovanna' lawyer arrived and she told him to prepare the paperwork. Tomorrow would be Vaness'a first day.
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La Piloto #10, 3-20-2017: Taking A Flier Or From The Frying Pan Into The Fire

Parte 1 ~

Yolanda makes her escape from the restaurant in back of the druggies’ car, the money bag in tow.  “--Keep your head down!!” Dave/Alberto is chasing them but loses them along the way.

Yoli calls John to let him know the score and the problem: Dave done us in.  He’s working for the DEA!  He’s a federale!”  He’s another jerkwad, like all the other men in my life.   My choice of men sucks—and I wanted to help him through!  John tells her to get back to the airport and get on the flight back to Mexico.  Trust in a guy named Pincheros (Good enough).   Don’t get caught by the Feds in the U.S., cuz he cannot help her there.

The driver says he’s got some merchandise to deliver and he’ll take her back to the airport. (I think.)

Zeki meanwhile, gets lose from the ropes, finds a gun and knocks Oscar over the head when his back is turned.  Zulima manages to make it to her car and is ready to start the car when Zeki puts a gun in her face.  He gets in and forces her to drive.

Becker’s Amerian Counterpart at the airport or the mission com room tells Dave, El Duro, to pack it in.  The mission’s been a total failure.  The Lucio’s are going underground and Yolanda with them.  Duro says nope.  He’s certain JL will move heaven and earth to get Yolanda back there today.

Duro learns about the shootout at the Lucio’s Miami warehouse and that Monica’s there in the middle of it.  Oscar and Mena Arley escape on the back of a motor cycle.

Druggie gets back to the airport and meets up with Bald Dude – Pineros.  He hides her in a huge cinch bag.

On the Centroamerica plane, the stewardesses are muy impactado to see Alberto show a DEA badge and demand to speak to the pilot of the plane, which he plans to search.  Of course, the agents find nothing, not even in the baggage area.  The gals’ flight documents are in order.  Duro wants to know where Yoli is. He tells the other agents he’ll take it from there.  He sits down and looks out the window while the luggage for the flight back is being loaded.  He sees the huge cinch bag move and he orders to pilots to open up the baggage area.  CoPiloto bangs him over the head and lets him drop in.  JL will reward him handily for capturing the DEA agent.  They take off immediately and without permission to escape the Feds and get back to Mexico.
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Vino el Amor, Lunes 3/20/17 Chapter 97: Paternity Blues


David tried to assure Luciana that this separation is temporary. She looks a bit doubtful but he says that these are difficult times but they will get through them. He misses her. Before they can seal it with a kiss Ramón entered to tell them that they need to talk about diverting the river water. Complicated, but the only way at the moment. After he leaves the room Luciana asks whether that is the only way. And David says they need also to find out what is causing the current problem.
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Mujeres de Negro 3.20.17 Chapter 24: Discoveries

Danna is playing with Rebecca and getting along fabulously. Danna wants to dance another song but Eddy tells her that she needs to shower and so they can eat. Rebecca asks her to listen to her and she goes off but not before giving Rebecca a hug and telling her she loves her. Eddy is not too happy to hear this.

Julio has fallen a sleep in the warehouse but Borgetti comes and drags him into a sitting position. Borgetti tells him that the letter worked so he brought him more food. Julio asks what else he needs to do to regain his freedom and Borgetti tells him he needs more information. For example, why the widows tried to kill him and their husbands. Julio doesn’t know but Borgetti wonders if he does and is unwilling to tell him. Julio confesses that he wanted to tell the police everything when he first found out about the attempt on his life but that’s when Borgetti kidnapped him and burned down ZZ. Borgetti asks if he already knows what he’s capable of, why doesn’t he cooperate.

Eddy tells Rebecca that he is asking for a loan to buy her out of the house since half of it is hers. Rebecca doesn’t want to and asks that he put the house in Danna’s name. She knows it won’t make up for all the time she spent away from her but it will help. Eddy agrees and offers to take care of her expenses for the time being so she can stay at a hotel. Rebecca asks if it is that much of a bother to have her there and Eddy confesses he doesn’t like that he blackmailed him with Danna. Rebecca asks if he’s ever seen her so happy and Eddy confesses he has not and Rebecca reminds him that he used to laugh with her too. Eddy confesses that he loved her free spirit, once, but then that same free spirit caused him plenty of pain. He cell phone rings and it is Vanessa, who asks him if everything is going food. He confirms it is and invites her for coffee tomorrow after she drops off Diego. Vanessa agrees and they hang up. Rebecca thought Vanessa was married but Eddy explains that she’s not with Julio so there’s nothing wrong with them seeing each other. He then goes to check on Danna as Rebecca sets the table.


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Monday, March 20, 2017

A Que No Me Dejas (AQNMD) #133. Monday March 20, 2017. The Calm Before The Pukestorm


The human popsicle stashed in Julieta's freezer has begun to thaw, unbeknownst to our obsessive loon who was too consumed by debilitating angst over the prospect of losing her Corazón 2.0. Here's a preemptive toast to the "unintentional" bullet that will get that skanky brat right between her lying horse teeth! ¡Salud!

Carolina puts her foot down as regards her accidental pregnancy: She will raise her baby as a single mother with dignity. As much as she loves René, she refuses to use her child as a bargaining chip to force a romantic commitment. She also threatens her mother that she would cut all ties with her if any blabbing about the baby to Gonzalo takes place. Carolina doesn't consider her baby a meal ticket to live off the Murats' wealth.

René loses a fortune (un dineral) at the illegal poker table. He retires to the bar to lick his wounds and freak out over his unwanted paternity.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#1): La Fan, La Doña, El Chema, & más: Week of March 20, 2017

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):

• 10:30AM-12PM—Amar es Primavera
• 12-2PM—Mujeres Ambiciosas
• 8PM—La Fan
• 9PM—La Doña
• 10PM—El Chema

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. 

By common agreement, this group DOES NOT discuss previews, trailers, or any other plot information not found in a current or past episode of the current production. Spoilers WILL be removed by the admin. This includes reference to earlier productions of the story, and even the original novel. Thanks for your cooperation!

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

La Piloto #9 3.17.17: In Which Yolanda Finds Out The Truth...

• Zulima goes to answer the door as John hides in the bedroom. Yolanda is sorry that she came unannounced but she needs a favor. She notices that Zulima is nervous and asks if she has someone there. Zulima tells her it’s no one she knows and Yolanda asks if she can take Miami shipment. Zulima asks that they talk about it on the way over to the airline and Yolanda agrees and goes to wait outside. Zulima goes to her room and gives John the keys to her apartment and asks her to lock up. John asks her what Yolanda is doing there but Zulima will update him later. She leaves and John calls his men to asks them why they didn’t call when they saw Yolanda. They tell him they thought he had invited her,
• In the car, Zulima explains that the Miami shipment is special and Yolanda confirms that it’s a lot of money and wants to do it. Zulima makes her promise that if something goes wrong, she will take full responsibility. Yolanda asks her why she thinks something will but Zulima makes her promise either way.
• Dalberto wakes up from his alarm and looks for Yolanda but finds his apartment empty. He then receives a call from John, who wants him at the airline in 40 minutes so Zeki can give him instructions. He asks Dalberto to be on his toes since this is his test run. Dalberto agrees and hangs up.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

PREMIOS TVyNOVELAS 2017: Stevey's Thoughts on the Upcoming March 26th Awards Show

PREMIOS TVyNOVELAS 2017- SUNDAY, MARCH 26th 

YOUR GUIDE TO THE UPCOMING MEXICAN EMMY AWARDS…. FOR TELENOVELAS!!!

Hi everybody, Stevey here!!       
Recently, while I was enjoying a martini over on the ECDLP patio, mention was made of the 'awards' that it had (or had not) won.  This led me to reflect that a lot of people up in the ‘Northern Parts’ might not have any idea what everybody was talking about.  Seeing as they are, sort of, a 'big thing' (like Mexico’s answer to the Emmy Awards), that this year’s awards ceremony is coming up on Sunday, March 26th, AND that you guys are just as much a part of this delightfully idiosyncratic Latin American television entertainment drama known as the telenovelas… I thought I'd do a little posting as to what’s going on, and about the nominees for this year’s big event.  I hope that you guys enjoy it, find it useful and/or interesting… and I really look forward to whatever discussion, conversation, supposition, or hypothesizing might result of it between everybody!!  Here goes...
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Vino el Amor #96 – Friday 3/17/2017: Water, Water, Everywhere Else, But Not a Drop for Lil

Yesterday –  (See Julie’s rippin’ good tale at the end of yesterday’s recap)
The review starts with Dr. Evil Anderson trying to convince David he’s at fault for Fer’s suicide attempt. It includes Juan and Mark plotting in English; Luci and Leon discussing Mamá’s betrayal, and Marta and Lilian’s confrontation in the kitchen.

Today – (All you’ve got is me)
Dr. Evil and Fer – Fer is telling the doc that she feels worse now that she realized her affection for her nana was misplaced because of what she did with Fer’s own granddaddy. Dr. Evil jumps up, very concerned that she might try to off herself again. Fer insists that she’s almost positively sure she didn’t want to commit suicide, she only wanted to feel better. Dr. Evil (with $$$$ dancing in his head) assures her that her motives are hidden deep inside her and that’s what he’s there for. Fer says, juarever. She is going to concentrate on defending her feelings for her aunt, her grandmother and for, sigh, Tano, un tipazo.

Marta and Lil – The two continue their argument in the kitchen. Marta says she’s no longer afraid of Lil’s threats. Since she lost the love of Fer and her children, there’s nothing to hold her back, so beware, Lil. Marta sneers that the Patron still prefers her to Lil to care for the children. Lil answers back that she’ll figure out a way to get close to the grandchildren and if Marta had any dignity, she would leave. Lil gloats that she didn’t get Fernando nor Gut. Marta has had enough and hands Lil a drippy ladle and tells her here, if she wants to be a good grandmother, finish the meal. Marta stalks out. Yikes, Lil holds the ladle away from her as if it were a poisonous snake and yells for Sonia, who has the bad luck to be within earshot of the battlefield.
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Mujeres de Negro 3.17.17 Chapter 23: Reconciliations

Vanessa meets with her boss, Lourdes, to ask if she has any translation jobs lined up. Lourdes didn’t think she’d have time with all that is happening but she tells that she has a cook book translation lined. She had already given it to someone else but Chef Barbosa didn’t like that the translator knew nothing of cooking. She asks Vanessa to call the chef herself and it will be up to her. Vanessa thanks her.

Sometime later, Vanessa arrives home with groceries when she hears a knock on the door. It’s Isabela, who has not heard from Julio and is getting nervous. Vanessa thought he had left her a letter like he did with her but he did not. She asks her for some time to put away the groceries and she’ll explain.

In school, Danna tells Diego that her that is going to let her see her mother. She wishes she could come back and they could be a family again. Diego hopes his own father comes back soon; he even came back from the dead. Danna asks if he pretended to be dead and Diego confirms he did but they would talk. She finally understands why he said Julio wasn’t dead when everyone said he was. Diego explains that he’s hiding from some bad people and he’s scared they have taken him. Danna hugs him.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

A que no me dejas Episode 132 (3.17.17) Angelique et Monique went to see Débora at the clinique

Didn't see that coming!
We start this episode with Leonel showing surprise before Gonzalo's fair way to see things. Leonel adds that it will be a pleasure not to see anybody from the Murat family again and Gonzalo says that he is actually happier because now that the 100% of the shares are his, with just a signature he can withdraw all charges against Osvaldo and get him off jail.

"But why, why would you do such a thing" asks Leonel "We are ending on a high note here (cerrar con broche de oro), why spoil it?"
-I will because you're the one who should be behind bars, not him".

Empacho con patas
"René", says Carolina "we have a bun in the oven".
"I think you're mistaking me for my brother Alan", replies René, "who is the cook and baker. Maybe you have indigestion?"
"Maybe, the kind that will use a diaper..."
"Well, if that happen to be true, I am sure is not mine"
"Yes it is, I haven't been with anybody else"
"I wouldn't be too sure (No me consta), but anyway, that is your problem not mine"
"I am not carrying this alone, mister!" 
"You don't have to, its easy, abort it" René keeps saying "now go tell the real dad about it"
"I will have a DNA test to prove it! At least your mother didn't aborted you when your father decided he was not marrying her"
"Don't talk about my mother like this"

And things were escalating but thanks to Mauricio and Alexis, who intervene, they didn't get physical.

"Why are you crying?" asks Alexis
"What's going on here" asks Mauricio
"This is a private conversation" yells René, "Leave us alone, damn mute!"
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Mujeres de Negro, Jueves 3/16/17 Chapter 22: Farewell Note



My apologies for this being late.  This is now complete.

Vanessa brought the children home from school. They were agitated and and Vanessa told Danna that she would stay with them until her father picked her up. Eddy arrived right on cue and asked about ZZ as soon as he came in. Vanessa said the police and insurance company were investigating the fire and would call her when they knew something. She then invited him and Danna to stay for dinner, which she would have to order because she had had no time to prepare anything. The children began campaigning for pizza.
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La Piloto #8 3.16.17: In Which Yolanda Gives Into Her Desires...

• Yolanda, dressed as a flight attendant, lies back in bed and thinks about all that happened with Ernesto. She signs and then leaves. Outside, she receives a call from John but ignores it.
• In the airline, Yolanda calls Estela looking for Ernesto but she has no idea where he is. She calls her daughter but Yolanda tells her to never call her that again because she doesn’t have a daughter since she turned her back on her. Zulima comes and quietly stands behind Yolanda as she tells Estela that she will find Ernesto and make him pay for what he did. This time it won’t be a cut across his face, this time she’s going to kill him. Yolanda hangs up and Zulima touches her shoulder. Yolanda jumps and asks her how long she has been standing there. Zulima confirms that she came for coffee and heard everything. Yolanda confirms that Ernesto left her with nothing but she will deal with it. Zulima offers her support as Yolanda receives a call and goes off to answer it. Zulima keeps her eye on Yolanda as she walks off and pulls out Ernesto’s card with his number on it.
• At the same time, Yolanda answers John’s call and tells him she doesn’t feel like talking right now. He backs off but offers to take her to dinner. She accepts but tells him it can’t be tonight because she has something to do. He reminds her that Dalberto is alive because of him and Yolanda chides him for always seemingly doing her favors but still asking her to pay for them. John reminds her that nothing is free in this world and hangs up.

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A Que No Me Dejas #131-- Thursday 3/16/17- Surprise..we're going to have a baby!


Osvaldo's attorney thinks he may have found a loophole to get Os out of the slammer. 

Deborah was able to be revived, but she's barely hanging on to life.  The doc wants Angelica and Monica to stop being pushy broads and scram, but Angie says no way Jose.  We're here so get used to it!

Gonzo gets the word from his banker that the bank has approved him and  he phones Leo.   I've got the money to buy you out slimeball!

Mau and Vale discuss how bad Raq is.  Mau says he always knew this day would come but he wasn't expecting it like this.  He's seen her lose sense of time and memories over the years and bounce back, but this time is severe.   Mica comes in and tells them that the Women's prison where Nuria is incarcerated is calling for their grandfather.  She informs them, that he was up very early, showering and then out the door and so did ILLeana.   Vale says she'll take the call.    She's shocked to hear that Nuria tried to commit suicide! 
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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Vino el Amor, #95, Thursday Mar 16, 2017: A Dry Spell Begins

Hi all! Cynthia is dealing with a cupcake emergency tonight. She will return as your recapper next week.

Luci tells Dave she thinks it's better for everyone if they break up. Dave can't believe life is so unfair, it's the second time that what he loves most is taken away from him. Luci says no, it's just not their time. He tells her that she's shown him the best time he's had in ages, and she will stay with him in his heart. They hug. She doesn't want to hurt anyone else with their love. He says they have to consider themselves very lucky to have lived such a special love. He says "I love you" (te amo), and she replies "I will always love you" (yo siempre te voy a amar).

They share one last whiskery kiss. Luciana walks away crying.

Lilian is having coffee with Brian. She's gloating about Marta's admission of the affair. Bri says he's sorry and he doesn't know what to say, but he looks as though he also doesn't give a crap. Lil continues that Marta said she did it to hurt Lil AND because she was in love with Lil's husband, in that order. Bri says he's sure Marta is suffering. Lil says Marta deserves it; she fooled Brian too. Lil is excited that this is giving her a second chance to be with David and with her granddaughter. (I guess Bobby can go fly a kite.) And with Brian, too. Brian dutifully smiles and puts his hand on hers. Lil assures him that she's not a bad person, and had good reason to treat Marta the way she did.

Brian kisses her hand and says, "enjoy your coffee." Steamy!
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): La Fan, La Doña, El Chema, & más: Week of March 13, 2017

TELEMUNDO WEEKEND EDITION (continuación)

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

• 10:30AM-noon — Mujeres Ambiciosas
• 12-2PM — Amar es Primavera
• 8PM — La Fan
• 9PM — La Doña
• 10PM — El Chema

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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Mujeres de Negro, Miercoles 3/15/17 Chapter 21: Black Beginning


My apologies for this being late.

The three widows sat in Vanessa's living room talking about their current situation. They had agreed to keep the secret among the three of them. Jackie got nervous at the prospect of the three of them ending up in prison. Katia had the nerve to ask who could have told Julio that they set the bomb. Jackie began thinking.
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La Piloto #7 3.15.17: In Which Yolanda Gets A Surprise Visitor...

• John sees Dalberto and Yolanda and demands to know what she’s doing there. He berates Dalberto for lying to him and begins to beat him. Yolanda tries to intercede for Dalberto but John pushes her away.
• Ortega and the police are at a stale mate in the stairs. She and her men try to get closer but John’s men keep firing at them.
• At the ranch, Zeki, Oscar and Zulima discuss the mole. Zeki explains that he still doesn’t know and Zulima tells Oscar that she may know who it is: it’s someone who’s been acting strange as of late….
• John receives a call from Oscar who tells him that he may know who the mole is but John has bigger problems. He tells Oscar that the DEA has him trapped and he needs his help to escape. Yolanda tells him that they can escape through the roof and John agrees. He asks his men to take Dalberto with them.
• Oscar is barking at his men to get a move on when he passes by a stable where Arley and Amanda are getting it on. He has that Arley get dressed and follow him. He does and they race off.
• The police finally shot the last of John’s men and race up the stairs. They storm the apartment but there is no one to found.
• Yolanda, et al. have made their way to the roof and are racing to catch the helicopter waiting for them on the ground. The DEA keeps shooting at them but they manage to hide behind some vents. Dalberto tries to help Yolanda move faster but John warns him to keep his hands off the merchandise.
• Outside the ranch, Zulima and Zeki load the girls into the car and Zulima warns Zeki that he’s being an idiot. For all he knows, the Lucios have made a deal with the mole and they’re leaving him out of the game. She asks that he think about it.

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A Que No Me Dejas #130: Don't Forget I Love(d) You...

Leonel meets Mirna, Almudena’s assistant, in the parking garage and offers her a deal: pour a bottle of ammonia into the food that will be served in Mauricio’s presentation and he gives her the money she needs for her mother’s bone marrow transplant. She’s hesitant but he tells her that with the money he will give her she can relocate to the US permanently. It’s up to her but he answers an answer now.

Angelica calls Gisela and tells her that Deborah refused to exonerate Osvaldo. She apologizes but she must stay a couple of more days to try again. Gisela tells her not to worry, she understands, but asks her to do her best to save Osvaldo. When she comes back, they will get everything up to speed. Angelica then asks her about Jaime and Gisela reveals that she asked him for a divorce because she caught Jaime making plans to go away with Almudena. She told Jaime she didn’t love him anymore and doesn’t care about their marriage but she would rather he believe that. Either way, she has her dignity and she’d rather be divorced than stay in a loveless marriage.

At the hotel, Almudena suggests that Gisela wants a divorce because she thinks there’s something between them but Jaime knows her, she would’ve told him if she thought that. Almudena thinks it’s strangely that she would suddenly ask for a divorce though but Jaime thinks it’s logical because of all the times he acted strange. He asked for some time though and he will use that time to see if his new treatment works. If it doesn’t, he’d rather let her go and leave things as they are. Almudena hugs him and Alan sees them.

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Vino el Amor #94; Wednesday, March 15, 2017: Vino la Verdad


As we left off yesterday, the truth comes out about Marta’s affair with Fernando. Luciana, standing in the living room is shocked at what she hears and says, “Mamá?” Fernanda also looks up and says, “Nana, what is happening?” Lil angrily looks at Marta and says, “Now they all know who you really are! And now they understand why I am the way I am with you!” Marta just looks down and is now looking ashamed and doesn’t know what to say.  Fernanda is just shocked. Lil comes running down the stairs saying, “She took my husband away from me just to hurt me!” Luciana looks up at Lil and says, “Señora, please!” Lil just looks at Luciana and tells her, “As much as it hurts to say the truth, your mother destroyed my marriage. She went with my husband KNOWING he was married to me and she didn’t care.” Marta comes out to Lu saying, “No, no, no, it wasn’t like that at all. I swear they weren’t.” But Lil goes on, “I didn’t say anything. I suffered alone with this. And why?” (Lil looks at Fernanda) “Because of you dear. I didn’t want to destroy your illusions.” Marta tries to get out of it by saying she only said those words to annoy Lilian and goes on to say, “I’m simply not capable of doing those things.” 
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Que no Me Dejas, the filler episode #129, 03/14/17

This was a totally boring episode.

 Jaime and Gisela: Gisela meets Jaime for lunch and gets right to the point: she wants a divorce. They don't want the same things any more and heck, they don't even sleep together. Gisela admits they have a wonderful family but that's not enough, Jaime asks her to reconsider but she says she wont. They agree to take things slowly so that Jaime can talk things out with Fabricio. Le sigh, this could all have been avoided had Jaime told his wife that he has CANCER.

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Vino El Amor #93, Tuesday, March 14, 2017: Vino el Rescues and Miscues


In this episode, both Miguel and Carito survive their torture via that grungy Mark for now. If only the audience could be spared from grungy Mark. David is torn - should he get a second opinion or go with Dr. Evil Martin Mull's (bought by the succubis) opinion? And everyone is stunned at the last thing we hear...
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La Piloto #6 3.14.17: In Which Yolanda Goes on a Date...

• At the ranch, Zeki is walking to his car, cursing Zulima, when Oscar comes and reminds him that he told him working with women would be hard. Zeki agrees, gets in his car and drives away. Oscar laughs.
• The next day, Yolanda fills in Amanda and Lizbeth on what happened at the clinic. Lizbeth reminds her that she told Yolanda the Lucios were dangerous but Yolanda tells her that she’s not going to see them anymore. Amanda doesn’t think it will be so easy since 1) John is her boss and 2) John likes her. Amanda explains that it doesn’t take a genius to see she likes him too. Yolanda disagrees and tells them that everything will be done through Zeki from now on until she can make enough money to move elsewhere with her aunt, where no one could find them. Lizbeth thinks it’s a good idea but wonders how hard it will be to free. Yolanda then asks her how it went with the NY pickup and Lizbeth confesses she was nervous but she made it.
• Just then, Ortega comes into the airline with an arrest warrant and an army of agents. She goes to Zeki’s office and asks that he let them do their job and search everything on the premises.
• At the same time, DEA agents also raid warehouses affiliated the Central American market that use double accounting books.
• Zeki gives a press conference and explains that CAA has nothing to do with drug trafficking and asks that the DEA let CAA work until anything concrete shows up.

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Mujeres de Negro, Martes 3/14/17 Chapter 20: Out of Control


This is rather rough due to time constraints.

Bernal and Rico made an arrest. The suspect, Rigoberto Guzman, was implicated in a murder and two million pesos were involved. Kuri said that Bernal had bagged him. Borgetti congratulated him and told the others to get back to work. When Borgetti left the squad room Bernal texted Soto in forensics to tell him that for the moment there wasn't enough money to pay the fees to analyze the bomb pieces. When he looked up Kuri said she missed him. Her son was home and she was looking for a new school for him. Bernal said she could count on him if she needed any help. She smiled.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Que No Me Dejas (AQNMD) #128. Monday March 13, 2017. The Devil Wears Tacky Animal Print And Cheap Extensions

It’s hay-hitting time at Casa Córdova and the growing unease between Gisela and Jaime is palpable. After he heads to the bathroom, a text message pings on his cellphone and Gisela takes a peek. It’s Almudena confirming their breakfast plans for tomorrow morning. Jaime had told his wife he was going to meet up with Mauricio. Gisela's eyes start shooting sparks of fury. On a brighter note, strangulation by an irate wife is a quicker death than a long painful agony brought on by brain cancer.

At the hospital, the guy who played the doctor in the last four novelas I watched gives the Murats et al. the prognosis we all knew. Tobías is missing a kidney (riñón) and two dozen brain cells. If he doesn’t quit drinking, his next night on the town will be his last.

Almudena and Alexis discuss their respective silent loves and ways to avoid them until the gran final.
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La Piloto #5 3.13.17: In Which Yolanda Lands a Plane...

• Yolanda showers and thinks about flying with John and her potential dinner date with Dalberto. Dolores knocks on the door and tells her to get out ASAP and Yolanda obliges.
• In the men’s locker room, Dalberto give Hector, the security guard, the watch he stole from Ines’ office. Hector is bothered by the fact that he only stole a watch but Dalberto reminds him it’s a good watch. He suggests that Hector give him the keys to Zequi’s office so that they can steal a lot more valuable merchandise and split it 50/50. Hector agrees. That night, Dalberto bugs the phone in Zequi’s office and takes pictures of some invoices.
• Arley is in the waiting area for Centro America Air when Amanda walks by and he stops her. He compliments her looks and invites her for coffee but she has to go. He wants to talk to her a little more and tells her that he works for a security company. She’s impressed but insists she has to go so he asks for her number. She hesitates so he gives her his phone and asks that she keep it so he can call her. Olivia then comes and takes her away but not before Amanda agrees and smiles at Arley.

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Mujeres de Negro 3.13.17 Chapter 19: Revenge

Memories are in italics

Alma, Borgetti’s servant, brings Miriam her monthly single red rose from Borgetti. Miriam thanks her and praises Borgetti for always remembering giving her a single red rose every month on the day of their anniversary. Alma supposes that he must be hard on his employees but with Miriam he’s wonderful. Miriam explains that all of his co-workers are shocked to see how he treats her because he is precisely so hard on them at work. She pricks herself with a thorn… (never a good sign).

Katia brings Jackie a bouquet of white roses. Jackie never thought anything would ruin their friendship but it has. Katia offers to talk to Vanessa but Jackie shakes her head. Vanessa made it clear that she doesn’t want to see her again. Katia wonders if the stress of the situation got to her and she’s overreacting. Either way, she was shocked to learn that she forgave and got back with Julio. Jackie understands her action to a certain degree but she knows Vanessa is acting out of guilt and remorse over what they did. Katia tells her that she is leaving Vanessa’s house because she can’t stand to be with them but Jackie tells her to only leave if she wants to and not because of her. After all, she came to Encino Blanco because of Vanessa and Julio since they have always been best friends. Katia reminds her that things have changed and Jackie agrees. She then offers Katia her house in the meantime and Katia thanks her. Jackie thanks Katia for her friendship and for not judging her so harshly as Vanessa has done. Katia confesses that they’ve all made mistakes and she’s no one to judge her.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Vino el Amor, Lunes 3/13/17 Chapter 92: Extreme Distress

Some scenes combined for clarity:

David got on Tano's case for getting involved with Fernanda. He started blaming him for Fernanda's depression. Tano tried explaining why it wasn't like that. Their relationship started on her birthday and he was trying to balance it so that he could return to college and so she could pick up her grades. She came to him all upset because of her differences with him (David) and wanting them to run away together. He had refused and she became angry with him. He would not comply with her request that they run away together out of respect for him and for his own father. David asked whether he knew why Fernanda was in the hospital and he said “Yes, because she took some pills.”
Yes. Because she wanted to take her own life.”
Tano looked shocked. Both should have been.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#1): La Fan, La Doña, El Chema, & más: Week of March 13, 2017

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):

• 10:30AM-noon — Mujeres Ambiciosas
• 12-2PM — Amar es Primavera
• 8PM — La Fan
• 9PM — La Doña
• 10PM — El Chema

El Chema is now in Últimos

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.

By common agreement, this group DOES NOT discuss previews, trailers, or any other plot information not found in a current or past episode of the current production. Spoilers WILL be removed by the admin. This includes reference to earlier productions of the story, and even the original novel. Thanks for your cooperation!

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