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.
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.
was at the warehouse. She wore an animal-print blouse, like the
predator she was. Borgetti suggested to Irene that she assign Victor
to surveillance duty, but she told him she wouldn't trust Victor
again. Borgetti said that he was the only one available to keep an
eye on Julio, so after warning him that he was taking a risk Irene
tried to contact him on her cell; there was no reply for the nth time
in a while. Borgetti looked at the small pool of Joel's blood on the
more do we do?” she asked.
have to do what you ask. He wants the money. Or threaten him.”
well.” As she started texting again he suggested they leave. He
escorted her out.
and José were at the police station, concerned for Jackie. However,
José called her out on her hypocrisy with regard to Vanessa for
having cheated with Julio.
came back with some food and a blanket for Jackie. Kuri inspected
both, then allowed her to bring them to Jackie. Vanessa told her
that her boss' husband, Arturo, would represent them legally and he
was on his way. Jackie told them what a horrible place it was.
arrived home slightly disheveled, which was out of character for him.
Miriam noticed and asked whether he needed anything. He said he
just wanted to shower. He kissed her and went to the bathroom and
took a drink of water. Miriam opened the safe and put her ring
inside. She noticed folders that likely were the information she got
from the private investigator. Borgetti looked into the bathroom
mirror, then threw the glass at it. The mirror cracked in two right
down the middle.
and Ramirez told Eddy not to leave town in case he was needed to
testify. They let him leave. He told Victor to call if he needed
anything. After he left Victor pulled out his cell and asked to look
up Irene's number so she could get a lawyer for him. They advised
that this would be his only allowable call. He was to use the desk
phone and put all his personal effects into a plastic bag. He stood
up and obeyed.
arrived at the police station and Vanessa thanked him for his help.
Eddy saw her on his way out and wanted to talk to her. Arturo went
inside as Vanessa explained to Eddy who he was, saying that Jackie
was there as the result of a misunderstanding. Eddy said he missed
her and wanted to out for coffee with her. She had also missed him
and wanted to talk to him about a decision she had made.
told Bernal she didn't regret helping him. He was grateful and
obviously more than that. He kissed her hand as they spoke.
and Katia talked about Vanessa's decision. She was going to take the
money and Diego, and run. She planned not to tell her boss or her
mother-in-law, telling Katia not to tell anyone about her plans.
Katia told her not to worry.
escorted Kuri home. As she unlocked her door he told her he was
thinking of asking her out for some time the next week. She thanked
him but said she had to spend some time with her son. Rico sensed
that she had a thing for Bernal but that obviously could not go
anywhere since Bernal was involved with Jackie Acosta. She told him
she didn't want to get involved with him either because of the
rivalry between him and Bernal. She didn't like that. She wished
him good night and closed the door.
escorted Vanessa home and told her that Jackie and Bernal would be
freed by the next day. She thanked him for this and he thanked her
for getting him involved after months of being uninvolved in cases
while he was writing. He kissed her good night semi-chastely and
said he would see her the next day at the station.
had been waiting up and was curious about Arturo. Vanessa explained
that he was a lawyer who would get Jackie out of jail.
always seems you have a man at your side.”
saw that as a criticism and said so. Isabella insisted that this was
a bad example for Diego. Vanessa was irritated by this, telling her
that she was Diego's mother and he was her responsibility. If she
was going to criticize her she could go home. She then went to her
ate with Natalia. After feeding her some premium chocolates he began
getting the action he – or she – was looking for.
following morning Borgetti saw Victor in his cell and asked Ramirez
what this was about. Ramirez told him that he had shot a man in
self-defense but did not have a carry permit. Victor turned his back
called Irene after reading the ballistics report which matched the
gun to the bullet that had been taken out of Jackie. She almost
panicked, saying she had to get Victor out of there. Borgetti told
her she had to do this before he had to forward the weapon and the
report. She said she would be right there.
was at Sandro's place and talking too much, saying that this
situation was affecting Vanessa's plans for the beach house and all
their plans. She was close to her friends, knew all their secrets,
etc. She was closer to Jackie than to Vanessa; they both had had bad
experiences with husbands. She had no idea she was dancing on the
edge of a precipice.
received a blackmail text stating that the sender had Joel's cell
phone. He would be boiling in oil if his superiors could see that
information. Borgetti slammed the phone down on his desk in
arrived at the police station; Arturo was already there. José and
Natalia arrived immediately thereafter. Arturo went into the
interrogation room and insisted that there was no concrete proof that
Bernal was at the crime scene the night that Ema was killed, nor had
the murder weapon been found. Therefore, his clients had to be
released. Borgetti refused, saying that the investigation was not
yet finished. Arturo said it would have to continue with his clients
Borgetti came out of the interrogation room Kuri told him that the
governor was on the phone wanting to speak with him. He took the
call in his office. The governor demanded an expedited
re-investigation into the yacht explosion. Borgetti tried to fob him
off with a report, but he didn't agree to this. The governor wanted
a new investigation immediately.
hung up and looked at his cell. There was a text from Irene that the
fun was the one used to shoot Jackie. “You know what you have to
do,” was its exit line.
and Jackie were released. Both wanted to go home, eat, bathe, and
waited in the conference room at Farmateca for Irene, who arrived
late. She made an excuse about an employee problem and told her not
to worry. They went down to the lab where an inspection was in
cop handed a folder to Borgetti, saying “Here is the report you
No one else has this, correct?” Borgetti asked. The man nodded. Kuri
entered a second later with another report on the gun used by Victor
Martinez. Borgetti was not pleased at her involvement and she told
him she was in charge of such evidence [can someone provide more
clarity on this?], particularly .38 caliber items. He implied he did
not request this and she said she helped her colleagues with urgent
matters like this. The result showed that the gun Victor fired at
the thief was the same one used to shoot Jackie Acosta. Therefore,
she said, Victor Martinez must be detained.
was being backed into a corner and he didn't like it.
was packing when Julio rang the doorbell. She let him in.
are you doing here?”
come for my son.”
it true what Katia said?”
is in danger. I'm going out of the country. You are to hand over
I won't. And Diego stays with me.”
You are in no position to give orders, Vanessa. If Diego knew you
tried to kill me and your friends are black widows he'd hate you and
come with me immediately.”
can't do that.”
that to a test. Tell him now and hide for the rest of your life.”
what you want. The one who has done everything possible to protect
him is me. He knows perfectly well that I love him.”
will never forgive you,” he said. He zipped up the bag containing
were the one putting him at risk,” she said, grabbing the bag.
“Leave it alone.”
will not do that!” he shouted, grabbing it back. “I have to get
away from Borgetti. I have to get out of the country before he traps
me again. I can't leave my son and my mother in danger.”
are you talking about?”
Borgetti, the chief of police. It was he who grabbed me, drove my
car, and write those letters to you. This police chief is involved
in the whole Farmateca mess. He also knows that you and your friends
are responsible for the explosion.”
no, no. That can't be true. You told me you would not denouce us.”
was before Bruno Borgetti got me. Because I was tortured. I was a
why are you here?”
escaped.” [need some help here]
“Now give me Diego's passport because I have to take him with me.”
took Katia to her new apartment. It was fully furnished and
spacious. The realtor left them alone. He said “If you don't want
it, I'll take it.”
the devil is Diego's passport?”
stupidly stubborn you are. I'm taking him out of
Mexico. I'm in the process of selling everything I can to do that.
Of course you're going to say I can't but I don't want you near him.”
way. You are staying here to take the consequences. You tried to
kill the father of your child! You didn't even hire a killer to do
it. You're different. You had to learn how to place the bomb
you're alive and you can't prove I did it. If my son is in danger it
was because of your stupidity, not anything I did.”
more time: Give me that passport! You are the only one responsible
You will not separate me from my son. If you want to try that the
only solution is for us to leave together.”
will not happen, good God!”
the only way I can see my son being safe.”
apartment became a done deal with all parties agreeing to meet to
sign papers. When they were alone Katia told Sandro about wanting to
avoid the memories of when she lived with Nicolás.
talked about changing money at the airport and Katia sending money
from the sale of the houses. Julio refused to comply. He was going
to take the money and leave because he wanted her out of his life.
She also waned him out of hers. He had been unfaithful to her and
barely touched her toward the end. Did he expect to leave her for
Elena Lopez? They both had made mistakes and both owed Diego. He
agreed, but said they would not leave together. She was to stay to
sell the real estate and leave when ready.
You are trying to trick me into giving up my son.”
is not a trick, Vanessa. It's a strategy. It won't be easy to find
a place to live or a job in a foreign country. Money solves the
problem. As to the money in this bag, I'll just take some to show
that I'm not deceiving you.” He took some cash out, enough to
carry in all his pockets. “Afterwards you take the rest of this
and your friends will transfer the rest. Then we divide it and each
can go on as he wants. I will never share custody of Diego.”
is the only way, Vanessa, to reconcile our interests. This is the
only way to save Diego from these damned jackals.”
did not look convinced.
cell rang and it was Kuri, telling him he was right about the gun.
He thanked her and said he would call Jackie. Before he could the
commissioner's secretary called and asked if it was a good time. He
said it was.
brought Diego home and he was happy to see his father. Isabella was
confused because of the call he made just before he had disappeared.
He told her he would explain later, with a facial expression that
said this was not to be discussed in front of Diego. He told her to
pack a suitcase and they would go to the airport. Vanessa came in
and Diego asked if she was coming. She said that she wasn't going
with them but would be joining them in a few days. Diego didn't like
this because he wanted for all of them to be together. Isabella was
even more confused and once more Julio put her off until later. They
were going to Argentina.
sat in an outdoor café talking on her cell. She demanded to know
why Gustavo called her.
said goodbye to Diego at the airport. She made him promise tat no
one would turn him against her. Julio and Isabella came back from
exchanging money and she began leading Diego to the boarding area.
Julio said a cold goodbye to Vanessa who told him to take good care
of their son. He walked past her and they started walking toward the
boarding area when he asked his mother to take out the passports.
She looked tired, saying it was the stress. He admitted it was his
car that almost hit them but he was powerless to stop it at the time.
collapsed and Julio began yelling for a doctor.
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