apologies for this being late.
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.
had met a man named Saúl in a bar. They had not seen each other in
years. She had given him money; she was unsure that it was
sufficient. He said she had save his life. Each had a secret about
said “No. Not for anything. Saúl wouldn't ever betray me.”
you sure?” Vanessa asked.
I knew him at university in California. I never mentioned your
it would be too easy. All he would have to do is an internet search
on 'yacht accident' and find the names. Then he'd see that Julio
came back from the dead and he'd demand money.”
shook her head. “Saúl isn't like that.”
looked at Katia.
you? Aren't you going to say anything? Have you nothing to say to
me or Jackie?”
just in shock. I don't know what to think.”
it must be Saúl. I'm going to the bank to the safe deposit box and
if any money is missing I will know I'm right.”
are we going to do?” Katia asked. “Who told Julio isn't
important. He did and knows it and could denounce us. He could be
doing this at this very minute!”
down. We're all getting very nervous.” Jackie looked at Vanessa.
“You have to talk to Julio. You need to convince him not to talk.”
can I get him to listen? It's not that easy. He wouldn't be
we say that for some strange reason Zacarías was responsible for the
yacht explosion? Then Julio can't prove that we did it. It would be
his word against ours.” said Katia.
you remember that Patricio suspects us?” Jackie said. “He doubts
that Zacarías committed suicide. He always suspected us in the
deaths of our husbands. If Julio opens his mouth he'll reopen the
truly felt the pressure and the conflicting feelings about what
happened. All she knew was that the love for her son was stronger
than her fear of what she had done.
sat outdoors in a park, smoking and drinking tequila directly from a
bottle. He looked at his cell phone at multiple messages from
Vanessa pleading him to talk with her for the good of their son. He
cried as he put away the cell phone.
Vanessa removed some things from her closet and looked out the
window. A police car pulled up outside. She went into Diego's room
and found him fast asleep. “Forgive me, my love,” she whispered.
“I don't know what is going to happen. Someday I will have to
tell you the whole truth. You might hate me for this. I will say
that when I did it it was to protect you. Forgive me. Forgive me,
my love. I love you.” She kissed him.
smoked, unable to sleep. Katia sat on the sofa staring at her.
called his mother and said “Mother, you must listen to me.”
that conversation he drove toward Ciudad Real. He did not know that
the strike leader was pouring kerosene all over the exterior of ZZ,
leading into the parking lot. He then took out his cell phone and
it's all ready.”
do it now.” Borgetti said from his car.
bald man said “Done” and lit a match. He dropped it on the
liquid trail and it quickly took its path toward the building, up its
stairs, and toward the trucks in the lot. Borgetti could hear a few
explosions because the phone connexion was still open. He smiled at
arrived in at the police station for a meeting with Bruno Borgetti.
They introduced themselves and shook hands. Julio asked for Bernal,
but Borgetti told him that he had been sent to Ciudad Real but that
he would handle the situation. They went into Borgetti's office and
Julio told him that it wasn't Zacarías Zaldiviar who planted the
bomb. He had no motive to kill any of them. Borgetti took out a
blue file that held the confession (most likely the e-mail he sent to
Vanessa). Julio glanced at the document and said that he didn't know
any motive, then said that he wanted assurance of immunity before he
said any more.
got up and stepped out of his office, closing the door. Julio looked
at the document briefly. He was suddenly afraid.
put on gloves and opened an electrical panel that was labeled
Monetoreo. He cut some wires carefully before putting the panel
back. He had to remove a glove before picking up the screw that held
the panel in place. He then returned to his office.
order to grant you immunity, Don Julio, my superiors want to talk to
you,” he said. “It's very important that nobody [???]
I will escort you to them myself.”
sounds good,” Julio said.
good that you came to see me at the station. Wait for me in the
parking lot for a minute.”
course, thanks.” Julio rose and they shook hands.
rose and left his office right behind Julio. He told Julio to follow
fire department was at ZZ.
drove to the park where he held his secret meetings with Irene. He
stopped suddenly and got out of his car and looked around. Julio
stopped and got out of his. Borgetti behaved as though there was
something wrong with his car. He asked Julio to open the rear and he
did so. Borgetti tasered him in the back until he was unconscious,
then frisked him before putting him inside the back of the van. He
tasered him again until Julio was foaming at the mouth. Then
Borgetti closed the back He used the sensors on the vehicle to make
a sound, then got behind the wheel of Julio's car. He thought back
to their previous conversation.
had told him how he had reacted to Zacarías' death. “Many things
came to light after the case was closed. Things I couldn't imagine.
I fell into something where I could be accused of a crime I didn't
commit. Now he's dead. That the man wasn't a saint but that his
mother has the right to her sense of calm.”
agree, Don Julio. Therefore, who would wish you and him and his
friends dead. Who would try to kill you?”
reply was “Their widows. Jackie Acosta, Katia Millan, and my wife,
thought about this for a moment, then pulled out. A short while
later he walked back to his van in the rain and made a call.
need you to do another job.”
and Rico went to Ciudad Real with a list of the Mexicans who
disappeared. They handed it to a uniformed officer who said he would
compare it to a list they had of people who had crossed the border in
the last six months. Rico's cell phone rang and he looked at the
screen. He then excused himself to go out of the office to take the
asked the officer to check the names Irene Palazuelos and Bruno
Borgetti. As the officer looked at his computer, Bernal tensed. It
looked like he wanted to get this done while Rico was out of the
drove his van into a parking lot. He tasered Julio again before
taking him out of the back.
Ciudad Real officer printed out a list and told Benal that those two
people are not on the list. Rico returned just as he had finished
saying this. He handed the list to Rico and they agreed that the
people on their list probably met the same fate as the cadavers in
returned to his office. Kuri entered behind him and told him that he
was wanted in the surveillance room because something went wrong with
the cameras. He said he wold be right there. He took a deep breath
before following Kuri to the room.
tech expert said it was probably an electrical problem. He got up to
check that, leaving Borgetti and Kuri in the room. She sat down at
the keyboard to check it herself. Borgetti said something about the
maintenance crew. He said something to stop her and she left. He
sat down at the desk, found a video showing himself and Julio in the
parking lot and deleted it. He then left the control room.
was at the bank with the safe deposit box. She texted the others
that she was at the bank. There was no change in the amount of cash.
Julio had not answered her messages.
sent the message but was apprehensive about something.
went to work, but upon arrival she was immediately harassed by Jimena
and two other women who angrily demanded to know “Why is this slut
allowed in here to be the image of this gymnaium?”
not going to allow it,” said one of the others.
are you to permit me here or not? Who are you, one of the owners?”
said Jimena. “When they know they have a slut here who steals
husbands he'll help because I'll make sure everyone here knows you
are a c*nt and I swear, I swear you'll throw her out of here.”
a minute,” said Alberto. “You're exaggerating a bit.”
doesn't exaggerate,” said another. “She is a c*nt. We know.
We've seen her.”
only reason I'm here is to work,” Katia said. “I will not
tolerate your falsehoods.”
You stole my fiancé. I'm not going to let you steal theirs.”
She indicated her two accomplices.
know what? It's obvious to me that Nicolas ran to me from you. You
are a resentful
we'll see who the loser is now, little c*nt.”
and the others yelled “Get out! Get out!” in unison. There were
at least a half dozen other women joining in, possibly by
called Vanessa, who was in her car. She was at the ZZ parking lot
where police crime scene tape marked off the area. There was an
explosion that Vanessa could hear. Elisa told her that there was a
fire. The fire department was there but thus far had been unable to
put out the fire.
was in Sandro's office. He told her that what those women were doing
was horrible but they were shareholders. Katia said it was unfair,
as Jimena was taking out a personal gripe on her. Sandro said that
Jimena held considerable shares and he has to do what he has to do.
Katia realized that this could mean that she would be unable to work
in other similar places. Sandro said he would talk to Jimena and see
if he could change her mind but didn't promise success. Katia got
upset because she really liked her work. He would do whatever he
was back at the station. Kuri told him that the cameras were being
put to rights. He asked her if there was anything about a fire at ZZ
and she said they were aware of it but no details yet. He asked
whether Cardenas had been investigating or found a cause, but Kuri
said no. Rico was elsewhere with Bernal, where Kuri could have been.
Borgetti reminded her that she had requested desk duty and to let
him be in charge. He handed her a document and returned to his
took out her cell and texted Bernal that there was a fire at ZZ and
that Borgetti was going out to investigate.
was still in Ciudad Real talking to the detective about the missing
people. He gave his heory about the cadavers having been victims of
experimentation. He said that they needed to expand the
investigation to pharmaceutical labs. During this he read Kuri's
text. The Ciudad Real detective [can
someone recall his name?] paid full attention to that
statement as Bernal talked about how the cadavers had been human test
that could be,” said the detective. “We can't eliminate the
possibility that this is a new commercial drug or something
conversation continued which included the word “homicide.”
arrived at ZZ and saw that the fire was very serious. The insurance inspector introduced himself and asked for Julio; Vanessa replied that
she hasn't been able to reach him. Julio's lawyer was there. The
insurance man asked whether there was a reason for the fire or
whether it was an accident, but Vanessa did not know. Elisa
explained that she had arrived early. There were no dead but a few
injuries, none serious.
bald man who set the fire arrived and accused Julio of having set the
fire. Vanessa's expression said she did not believe this but Borgetti
arrived before she could say anything. The other “striking”
drivers joined in the accusation.
doesn't surprise me he did this. He wouldn't pay us, claiming
bankruptcy. How easy was that?”
absurd. My husband was proud of this business and put a lot of work
into it. He would never do anything like this.”
lady is right,” said Julio's lawyer. “You and some of your
coworkers didn't like the decision he made and set this fire as an
act of reprisal.”
strikers made the usual individual protests, Borgetti raised his
hands to call for order and the lawyer embellished his accusation.
was you who assaulted Señor Zamora yesterday in front of witnesses.”
where is your husband?” Borgetti asked.
don't know. I've not heard from him since yesterday.”
Joel picked up on this in a manner that implied Vanessa's
convenient!” he said.
convenient? No.” Vanessa said. “ But speaking of convenience,
this is much more convenient for you that ZZ went up in flames than
it is for Julio. It's much more so for you to destroy it. Wouldn't
it be a good idea to investigate that, Commandante?”
course I will,” Borgetti said. “But I also need you to tell me
why your husband has been missing since yesterday and why we can't
shook her head and tried hard to conceal her fear as Borgetti walked
past her ostensibly to look around.
will look over this area myself and when your husband appears I want
to see him in my office. Do you agree?”
agree,” she said.
will take the statements of these men?” he asked the insurance man.
said the man.
Joel looked at Vanessa.
think that we're going to leave this alone,” he said. He was
directed back along with the other men. Vanessa watched and yessed
them condescendingly. Jackie arrived at the scene. Elisa had called
her, too. She wanted to find out if the papers were still there.
went back to Jackie's house and told José what had happened at the
gym. He was angry on her behalf, saying that Jimena was sick for
being resentful about something that happened a long time ago. He
had seen that before. He kissed her head and took his car keys. She
asked where he was going and he told her not to worry about it as he
went out the door.
called one of the others (probably Jackie) and found out what
happened. She said she would be right there.
spoke with Sandro about the incident. Sandro told him that all the
women had said that Katia chased their men. Alberto told him that
Katia was a good teacher and her classes were well-attended. Not all
the shareholders had complaints. If Sandro wanted to dismiss her he
would have to show cause.
know, Alberto. I have to think very well what to do with her.”
went to see Jimena at the bar and he got right to the point. He
demanded to know what her obsession about Katia was all about.
I'm paying her back.”
know what that says? That this drama is about ego. You've got a
huge ego and it's been hurt real bad.”
let's just say you couldn't take it when your lover left you for
Katia was a wretched friend and that is what I won't forgive. I
thought she was very different. Besides, I don't owe you want
explanations. Why don't you just work like a good employee instead
of passing judgment?”
I'll comport myself as I am. I'm resigning.”
going to lose your job over her?”
You don't give my girlfriend her proper place and I don't like
working for such negative people as you, Jimena. Thanks a lot for
the opportunity but as of now I'm gone.”
started walking out.
don't see Katia as she really is. You are all so blind and stupid.
You'll be back. You'll be back and you'll see that I'm right. Katia
is worthless!” she shouted after him.
Never going to happen.”
was out the door.
and Rebeca sat down with his lawyer who pointed out that they
originally had shared custody but Rebeca lost that when she abandoned
their daughter. He had seen this before and it usually turns ugly.
He said they needed to come to an agreement. He took his leave.
started telling Eddy she knew she had done wrong and she was sorry.
She said he held this against her not just because of abandoning
Danna but for abandoning him for another man. He told hr he was only
interested in protecting his daughter. She accused him of being
interested in Vanessa. Eddy refused to be sucked into an argument
over Vanessa, whom he pointed out was married. He said he was going
to court to petition for full custody. She could either cooperate or
fight. She decided to concede but begged to be allowed to see Danna.
Eddy looked like he didn't trust her.
went over to ZZ. She refused to believe that Julio provoked the fire
since he had been planning to move the business to another location.
Jackie didn't believe it either. Vanessa concluded that Irene
Palazuelos was behind it because of the threats Julio made directed
at her. Jackie was sure it was Irene's revenge. Katia asked why
don't they wait until the results of the investigation before making
borrowed Katia's cell phone to call Julio in case he was specifically
avoiding her, but there was no answer. Jackie asked whether Julio
was with his mother so Vanessa called her from her own cell. She
answered amiably, asking how everyone was. Vanessa asked whether
Julio was there and she said he wasn't but had called her that
morning. As she said that she remembered the conversation with him.
you soon be able to take custody of Diego?” Julio had said.
of course, but why do you ask? Has something happened?”
only want to make sure. Diego couldn't be in better hands than
happened? Tell me, son. This sounds bad.”
I just want things to be in order from here on in. I'll call you.”
what things had to be done right?” Vanessa asked.
don't know. He didn't say anything else. What's going on, Vanessa?
I'm very worried.”
been a fire at ZZ and I can't reach Julio to tell him.”
A fire at ZZ? How? Why?”
I'm sorry but Commandant Borgetti is here. I'll call you back in a
ended the all, which distressed Isabella.
news of your husband?”
this has me worried. I hope the driver doesn't have reason for his
hypothesis, but the disappearance of your husband under these
conditions is very strange, isn't it? Very strange.”
walked away, leaving the three women confused and concerned.
regained consciousness tied up in a warehouse. His hands were tied
behind his back and his feet together and then tied to an iron bar.
Julio struggled and cried out. Borgetti sat near him.
will hear you and you can't escape,” he said to him.
the hell? Why am I here? What have I done?”
explain it to you. Would you like a little water?” When he didn't
answer Borgetti shouted the question.
gave him some water from a freshly opened bottle.
wanted to bring charges. Why am I here?”
want you to tell me where you got the idea that your wife and her
friends are murderers. Do you have proof of what you say?”
He continued to struggle.
wasn't the first to suspect it. Bernal first told me.”
Bernal told you.”
He continued to struggle. He even wept. “Let me go. Let me out
can't escape from here and nobody can hear you. You won't have the
strength to untie yourself.” He put the bottle of water near
Julio's head. “I'm leaving the water here. It's the only thing
you will have.”
then took his jacket and left, ignoring Julio's shouts and demands to
be released. He turned out the light before closing the door.
was an editing glitch in the episode at this line.
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