is rather rough due to time constraints.
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.
confronted Katia over her accusation. He grabbed her as she tried to
never thought you would be so jealous to go so far as to accuse
Vanessa of something that serious. You are the worst woman I know.”
go of me,” she said, getting herself free. He grabbed again.
you want is to make me doubt her, but that won't work.”
go of me” She struggled.
will drag you in front of Vanessa,” he said, refusing to release
her. “And you will say what you just said in front of her so I
know you aren't changing your story.”
will not work for you. If you do that I'll tell her that we were
released her, with reluctance and resentment.
sick of your threats. Besides, if you tell her that we were lovers
I'll find a way to get revenge, don't you think?”
you'd do that for two of you. But I don't think you'd want Diego to
know that his father deceived his mother with his godmother.”
can't handle that I won't get back together with you after I
returned. You can't go back to being friends. What you're looking
for is to destroy my relationship with Vanessa.”
think what you want. But the better thing would be for you to take
your things and get the hell out of here. I never want to see you
walked out. He wasn't sure, couldn't be sure what she would do next.
was trying to make cupcakes but had trouble concentrating. His
colleague realized that he was having trouble accepting that Julio
had come back from the dead to claim Vanessa. She felt bad for him.
Then a woman named Rebeca came in. Eddy's ex-wife.
was released from the hospital and went home. José brought Jackie
her medications and coffee while she relaxed on the sofa. She was
happy he was staying with her. He knew something serious had
happened with Vanessa and Jackie was still upset about it. They had
been through so much together. The loss was like a death. He tried
to encourage her to meet new people. She said he was right. He made
a joke and she laughed, then stopped herself because it still hurt.
She then raised the subject of finding work and he suggested that
they open a bar together. She would manage it and he would o
whatever he could. She said they didn't have enough money to do that
with and he said he could find people to invest. He thought the time
was right for this.
told Rebeca to leave, but she insisted on seeing Danna. They argued.
He said she had given up her right to see her when she left for
Europe with a wealthy lover. When she said she was there to correct
her mistake, he said it was way too late for that. He was adamant
that she not disturb the stability of Danna's life. Rebeca didn't
care. She said she would see Danna no matter what. He was about to
lose his temper, but stopped himself. He just told her to leave.
drove to the office, shaken by his confrontation. Katia sat on a
park bench and thought about Vanessa. Forgive me, Vanessa.
Forgive me for all the stupid things I've done. She started
and Vanessa met at the school when they picked up their children.
She was shocked at the news of Rebeca's return. She was even more
shocked when Rebeca herself came to see Danna, who did not look very
pleased at the sight of her mother. Eddy was not pleased either,
intercepting Rebeca and asking how she dared to come there.
tried to calm Danna while Eddy spoke to the principal, telling her
that his ex-wife did not have authorization to see his daughter.
Rebeca tried the apology route, possibly for the principal's benefit.
Eddy wasn't falling for it, considering that Rebeca had abandoned
their child when she was only three years old. Vanessa took him
aside and told him that if he didn't allow Rebeca to see Danna she
would go on playing the victim. Eddy was just trying to protect his
daughter from being hurt again. Rebeca started the “I just want to
see her” song all over again and Vanessa tried to get him to agree.
He told Rebeca that she had better keep her word. In the meantime,
Diego was consoling Danna.
asked Rebeca why she had gone away. She thought her mother had
forgotten her. Rebeca gave the standard response, that there had not
been a day when she hadn't thought of her. To her other questions
Rebeca said she had been a fool. She asked her forgiveness. When
Danna asked whether she would be returning home, Rebeca told her she
would like to but “I don't think your father would allow it.”
Eddy didn't like this one bit. A moment later he went over to Danna
to get her to come home, but she said she wanted to stay with her
mother. He told her that her mother and he had to talk and told her
to go with Vanessa. Rebeca conceded and Danna left with Vanessa.
Eddy looked at his ex and didn't like the expression on her face.
sat at his desk as his lawyer tried to talk about settling the
strike. Julio was distracted by thoughts of the yacht explosion.
The lawyer asked him if he would like him to take over the situation
and keep him informed. He agreed to this and asked whether this can
be settled quickly. The lawyer said it was likely and he was not to
worry. He then asked whether Julio had anything else on his mind
that he could help with. Julio said there was nothing. He had been
distracted all through their meeting.
brought the children home with her and served them ice cream. Danna
pushed hers aside, saying she didn't want it. She was sure that her
parents were fighting about her. Vanessa tried to assure her that
they were discussing cosas de adultos that had nothing to do
with her. Danna wanted her parents back together as Vanessa and
Julio were. Vanessa told her that this was going to be her parents'
decision but she would help if she could. Diego offered her his ice
cream but she told him it was his. Elisa phoned Vanessa and told her
about the strike. She was looking for Julio. Vanessa had not heard
about the strike and looked as though she would panic.
texted Julio's cell. He was alone outside when he looked at her
message. He was annoyed but then he remembered what Vanessa said
only days before the explosion: “I swear if you put Diego's or
my life at risk, Julio, I will kill you.”
leaned against the tree and remembered a conversation with Zacarías
when he accused him of trying to kill him:
no, no. I swear on my mother that I didn't want to kill you. Julio,
if it wasn't me then who in hell was it?”
remembered Vanessa's screams when he entered the house for the first
time in his hoodie and dark glasses. The look on her face was of
shock. And there was a man's voice.
are a slut!”
you talk to me like that. You can't treat me like this. I will call
the police. It doesn't matter what happened!”
are not my widow! You are my wife! I don't ever want to see this
idiot here again.”
course I'm a widow. I'm a widow before the eyes of the world. Now
you're here saying what I can and can't do? No, Your Majesty. To me
you are dead! Dead!”
last word echoed in his mind. Then there was the meeting with
have various lines of investigation but one of them is that one of
the widows – or all three – is responsible.”
ridiculous. How could any of them...why would you think my wife
wanted to kill me?”
would be surprised at how many cases come to this station in which
apparent automobile accidents happen.”
took a deep breath. He didn't want to believe this.
Lopez went to the police in Ciudad Real with a man named Benito
Suarez. This was a missing persons matter and he was looking for the
inspector who was there enquiring about the cadavers that turned up.
A lot of money changed hands. Suarez was concerned that one of the
bodies was that of a the sister of his friend Fulgencio. The
detective told him he would look into it, gave instructions to a
female assistant, and walked away. Suarez tried to assure Amanda
that they would get to the bottom of this. Amanda had been worrying
that this had been her daughter Elena's fate.
was doing online research on bars and pointed one out to Jackie. She
told him that it wouldn't do because it wasn't well-located. They
teased each other a little with him telling her that he had come to
care for and respect her since he arrived. He continued surfing the
internet. He then found the news story about the cadavers in Ciudad
Real. He started reading “Police in two countries are working
together to find out what happened.” Jackie looked sickened at
this. José mentioned “your friend, Bernal” and Jackie said he
wasn't a friend, just an acquaintance from her self-defense class.
José said that it looked like he was interested in her. She scoffed
at this idea but José remembered all the details he observed, such
as him bookmarking her wake-up time on his cell phone. In time both
laughed at the idea, but only Jackie knew the irony of the situation.
and Rico heard Borgetti talk to the Ciudad Real department, saying
they were to count on his collaboration. They were to send lists of
missing persons so they could check if they tried to cross the border
illegally. When he ended the call Rico and Bernal entered the office
to tell their boss that there were three people waiting to report
missing persons. When Borgetti asked why they were there, Bernal
said that they were concerned that the people they were reporting had
been among the cadavers.
told them to get all the information. He looked a little nervous
when he said that this would probably need more manpower.
arrived at Jackie's house putting on the best mood she could. José
offered to make drinks for them. Jackie could see there was
something wrong and José asked what it was. Katia suggested he make
the drinks first. He kissed her and her response was cooler than
what he had been accustomed to.
arrived at Vanessa's house to pick up Danna. He had never considered
the possibility that she would return. He didn't trust her and had
not ruled out the likelihood that his ex would try to take her away
from him. He said she was not a good example for her. Vanessa told
him to count on her for help if he needed it.
José out of the room Jackie told Katia about the cadavers. This was
a good thing because the police could trace this back to Farmateca
and it would be all over. Only Julio would be worrying about this
and Jackie speculated that he could find a way to blackmail himself
out of it. Katia told Jackie that Vanessa mentioned they might leave
Encino Blanco, which Jackie said would complete the distance between
them. Once this was all over they could all breathe and rest more
easily. José came back with three drinks that looked like
strawberry milkshakes. [Didn't catch Katia's
and José talked about the promotional tour and its possible affect
on their relationship. He didn't want a long-distance relationship
but looked like he was willing to share her with her work.
arrived to take Danna home. Vanessa advised him to do his best to
negotiate the arrangements with Rebeca because that would be best for
his daughter. Just as he was about to leave Julio pulled in. He was
curt and trying to hide his anger. Diego complained that he was late
and he was hungry. Eddy said to Julio that he was identical to his
brother and he was glad he survived. Julio gave a short “Thanks”
and Eddy left with Danna. Julio sent Diego inside so he could talk
to Vanessa. As soon as the boy obeyed him he grabbed Vanessa and
almost threw her to the side.
the matter with you?” she yelled. “You hurt me.”
Suarez and two others talked to Rico and Bernal, telling them of
missing relatives. They didn't think this was a coincidence. Bernal
said that none of the found bodies are their relatives, but asked
whether any of then had anything to do with drug trafficking. Suarez
said no, but the work his daughter was doing had to do with something
scientific and it paid well. She had been hard up for money. She
had gone to Ciudad Real but never returned. They were not sure that
all had disappeared in Ciudad Real. The man accompanying Suarez said
they needed to know no matter what happened.
his car Julio demanded the truth. “The truth! The truth! Did you
have anything to do with the explosion on the yacht, yes or no? It
the answer is No why are you acting like this?”
me the truth. Did you want to kill me?”
told you this?”
not important who told me this, Vanessa!” He was almost crying as
he shouted. What is this?” He grabbed her arm roughly. “Did you
want to see me dead? Did you try to kill me, damn it? Answer me!”
go of me, let go of me!” She shook her arm free and cried.
don't know how you hurt me. And the danger you put me in. I swear to
you, my love, I was happy to see you alive. Please forgive me,
forgive me, Julio. You humiliated me with your attitude, your
of that justifies killing another person.”
had no alternative. It was your life or Diego's and mine.”
leaned back for a second and took a deep breath.
Nicolás? Lorenzo?” [mumbling]
I had no motive against them but Jackie's and Katia's lives were in
please understand. Understand me, please. We can follow through
with our plans –”
plans? Dear God!”
and Nicolás would not have done anything for us,” she said. “We
can rebuild our lives, please. Our family. Now without secrets,
without lies. Please understand me.”
you think I can live with a killer? Can I be safe with my back to
swear on my life and Diego's I would never do this again. Never.”
She cried behind praying hands.
don't trust you.” He shoved her toward the passenger door. “I
don't want you near me.”
what's going to happen? What's going to happen to me? to Diego? to
You will pay for what you did.”
no! Don't do this! Don't bring charges. If I go to prison you will
be alone. I will have to deal with Farmateca. You can't do that.
You can't do that.” She continued to cry about how she would have to reveal her motive and he would go to prison, which would leave Diego alone. “If you don't want to be with me just get a divorce.
We don't have to talk about this. Please, please. I won't be a
problem. Think of Diego.”
don't know what I have to do. You killed me. Here!” He indicated
his heart. “I'm dead here!”
I love you. I love you.”
I don't love you. And whatever happens you and the others are
killers for the rest of your lives.”
please understand –”
down, get down!” He shouted, shoving her at the door. “Get out!
I don't want to see you!”
continued to cry.
out or I will kill you.”
got out of the car and cried as he drove away.
detectives from Ciudad Real found two more bodies. The odor
indicated they were already decomposing. There were needle marks in
the arms, indicating intravenous drugs. They said they needed to
check against the list of missing persons.
called Katia and said she needed to see both of them as soon as
possible at her place.
too? But you said you never –”
mind what I said! Julio has found out!”
Did he say how he knew?”
don't know how he knows, just that he knows! Stop what you're doing
and I have to see you here.”
very well,” Katia said, coolly. She ended the call.
happened?” Jackie asked.
drove, replaying the whole revelation in his head. He almost didn't
see the car coming from the other direction. He swerved just in time
to avoid it, then stopped. It was almost 7PM on his cell phone.
and Irene met in the park. He told her about the additional
cadavers, which now totaled nine. Borgetti did not want to follow
her orders and put Tomas at the head of the operation. She said they
did that or nothing. Without him they were unable to buy the
property they would need. The payments were in cash and he was their
face so that she was kept out of the transactions. He was supposed
to be in Ciudad Real but could be hiding where he couldn't be found.
He could be their scapegoat but it might be better for him to
disappear. Borgetti decided that needed to be immediately. Irene
was more worried about Julio and the widows. If the video appeared
it would be the end of her and Farmateca. He told her not to worry;
he would see to it. She told him to think of his wife and what the
scandal would do to the value of her shares. They were now at major
arrived at ZZ where his lawyer warned him that he would have to sign
the 8% pay raise immediately or with every day of the strike the
demand would increase by another percentage point. Julio couldn't
take this. He approached the strike leader and said no deal.
Eventually he told them all they were fired and they were to collect
their severance checks. They didn't accept this and said they would
stay there until they got what they demanded.
hit the strike leader, drawing blood. He had to be held back so he
didn't go after Julio. Julio pulled down the sign indicating the
strike. His lawyer was in shock.
and Katia arrived at Vanessa's house.
Julio?” asked Katia.
don't understand why you wanted us here,” said Jackie.
only ones who knew what was going on is the three of us,” Vanessa
said. “And none of us talked. Or yes?”
course not,” said Jackie.
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