Saturday, April 29, 2017

La Piloto #39, 4-28-2017: Flight To Freedom So Near and Yet So Far•

Yolanda’s attempts to get into the helicopter are foiled by Castro who’s been sent to guard it.  She pretends she’s only there getting extra buckets for watering.  Col. SantaMaria catches her there and screams at her to get back into the tent.

Los Lucio are traveling to meet El Senador; John’s flying and Zulima asks him to teach her to fly.  To shut her up he tells her it’s not for everyone.  She whines that he taught Yolanda.  Well, Yo! was born to fly, he tells her.  However, when they get back he’ll give her a chance and if she has what it takes he’ll take her on.  (That shuts her up, at least, whether the intent or not.)  And he leaves her in charge of the ranch while they’re gone.

At the prison, Bette is unwillingly introduced to her roommate’s deplorables.  She excuses herself to get a bit of fresher air.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Vino el Amor, #136, Friday Apr 28, 2017: Cell Phone of Doom II

Sorry, Lisa's phone. We liked you. But we like Perla's phone better. Because sometimes the sequel is better than the original.

Grace's phone says "UNKNOWN," and she doesn't take the call. She says it's probably a vendor for the wedding and she can't deal with any more of those calls today. (Do a lot of reputable businesses like to show up as "UNKNOWN" on caller ID? I doubt it. UNKNOWN means Rachel from Card Services, or one of her friends. If it's important, they leave a message!)

David takes the liberty of picking up and is surprised to hear Juan. "Why the hell are you calling Graciela?" David asks. "Why don't you ask her?" replies Juan. But clever, vestless David says he won't take that bait a second time! Juan says he has something to work out with Grace. David tells Juan to leave her alone. "You don't know what you're doing," Juan says. David warns Juan that the police are closing in. Juan says he'll resurface when David least expects it.

Grace is grateful to David and "admits" that Juan has called her multiple times, always from a different number (how can she tell, if it's unknown... never mind...) and that's why she didn't want to pick up. He tells her that Juan's a coward and won't come here. With dewy eyes, Grace says, "for the first time in my life, I feel protected." (Maybe she should try a different deodorant.) "I will always protect you and my whole family," he promises. Grace is afraid Juan will do something to David. David says no he won't, and if he calls again, tell me. She SWEARS that she will.
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La Piloto #38 4.27.17: In Which Yolanda Sets a Plan in Motion...

• Santamaria is pissed that he has a mole in his battalion and orders Caicedo to watch him closely but don’t reveal that they know about the grenades. Caicedo agrees and asks if he needs anything else. Santamaria sends him away but Yolanda reminds Santamaria that they still need supplies to treat his wound. Caicedo offers to go into town and Santamaria agrees but asks that he keep things quiet because no one in town needs to know about the attack or the intoxication. Caicedo nods and Santamaria then asks him to send over all the squad leaders. Caicedo nods again and leaves. Once alone, Yolanda attends to Santamaria’s wounds with alcohol while they wait.
• The Lucio man in Altamirano call Oscar to let him know the job was a success but Rosalba won’t shut up and keeps insisting that she’s Estela. Oscar asks the man to describe the woman and Oscar realizes the woman they have is Estela. He orders the man to lock Estela up good and watch her until he receives further instructions. The man agrees and Oscar hangs up. Zulima chides he for kidnapping the wrong woman, especially because Yolanda hates Estela, but Oscar reminds her that it’s the only leverage they have at the moment. Zulima then asks if Salvador called to inform them of the Yolanda situation but Oscar tells her they haven’t heard anything yet.

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Vino el Amor #135 (Univision 124); Thursday April 27, 2017: Vino el Chantaje (Blackmail)


Repeated scene: The Bodega’s reorganization and new assignments.

There was a musical montage of what appears to be time passing. People are working, Carito taking care of Bobby, Tano receiving texts from Fernanda, Susan and Ramón meeting with David, successes at the SB Vineyard, David disinterested in the wedding, León making plans, Lil staring at a photo of Gutierrez, Ramon and Marta walking hand in hand, Susan and Cesar, and Juan with Perla looking very unhappy.

After the montage is over, the heading is “Months later.” So we have a time jump here.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): La Doña, El Capo, Guerra de Idolos & más: Week of April 24, 2017

TELEMUNDO WEEKEND EDITION (continuación)

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


THURSDAY
• 10:30AM-noon — Corazon Valientes
• 12-1PM — Amar es Primavera
• 1-2PM – Guerra de Idolos
• 7-11PM — Premios Billboard Latin music awards (starts after the evening news)– all evening shows preempted

FRIDAY
• 10:30AM-noon — Corazon Valientes
• 12-1PM — Amar es Primavera (only one hour)
• 8-9PM — La Doña
• 9-10PM — Guerra de Idolos
• 10-11PM — El Capo

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 #37 4.26.17: In Which Yolanda Confirms (Again) that Men Are Despicable...

• In Choco, Yolanda and Santamaria walk around the tents where the intoxicated are being nursed. Rubio thinks it was the fish they had at lunch but Yolanda thinks it was all the alcohol they drank yesterday. Either way, she’s not a nurse so she doesn’t know what else to give them, not that they have any medicine at the base even if she did. Santamaria insists they do something, anything, to not lose soldiers, so Yolanda suggests they bring IV bags. Rubio reveals that they ran out of IV bags and the medicine arrives tomorrow so Yolanda tells him to fill some bags up with water and salt and make makeshift IV bags. Rubio obliges.
• Lizbeth is pissed that she is being held in the Villa Antigua police station despite the fact that she collaborated with the police. Raul assumes it’s the protocol until a judge orders her release. Garrido comes and tells them that the judge ordered Lizbeth be sent to a prison in Mexico City. Raul and Lizbeth remind him that they had a verbal deal with Dave and Monica but Garrido explains that Monica has disappeared and Dave has no jurisdiction in Villa Antigua. Garrido laments her situation but there is nothing he can do so they open prison door and take her away.

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Vino el Amor #134 (Univision 123); Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Cooperating Together


We begin where we left off yesterday with Juan’s phone call to Lilian and Lilian telling Juan that she will do everything in her power to destroy him. He warns her by reminding her that she was once in cahoots with him embezzling from David. She says, “Oh well that was a long time ago.” Juan says it still matters because he kept records of all the transactions they did together. He says something like, “Why, did you think I was some idiot?” Before he hangs up he tells Lilian that she had better stay quiet if she does not want to ruin herself and her daughter, she’d better not mess with him!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

La Piloto #36 4.25.17: In Which Yolanda Does What's Necessary to Survive...

• In Atlamirano, Flor arrives home to find two men at her doorstep. They ask her about Rosalba and Estela but Flor confirms that she doesn’t know them nor has have ever lived in her house. She tries to go inside but the men take out a gun and point it at her back before forcing their way inside the house to confirm what she told them is true. One of the men sits Flor down as another searches the whole house. Flor repeats that she doesn’t know who the women are nor have they lived there as the men searching the house comes back and confirms that they are not there. The man points a gun at Flor’s head and Flor confirms that a DEA agent came, took them and is going to help both women leave the country. The man smiles.
• In Tres Fuegos, Olivia goes to Olmedo’s trailer and knocks on his door but no one is home. A man comes up behind her, fires a warning shot and asks who sent her to kill him.
• In Villa Antigua, Carmen and Amanda lament Cindy’s passing. Carmen confirms that she died of blow to the head when they ran her over. Carmen begins to cry and wonders what Cindy was even doing on the street where she died and at 6 am. Amanda looks at her and Carmen confirms it was near the bar but Cindy should’ve come straight home to tell her what she found out about. Amanda nods and Carmen vows to avenge her daughter’s death. Amanda shakes her head and warns her it will be dangerous and she should let it go. Carmen cries in Amanda’s arms.

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Vino el Amor #133 (Univision #122), April 25, 2017: Vino el Escape but Not Yet for Viewers


In this episode, Juan is on the lam with Perla, but there's no escaping:
  • David's stupidity
  • Juan's stupidity
  • Gracie's manipulations
  • Marta 
  • Bobby  
  • I still have one more recap to go and we've got 8 more episodes.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

La Piloto #35, 4-24-2017: De La Tarantula Y La Traición (About Tarantulas and Betrayal)



Castro finds traces of blood on some leaves/branches in the jungle.  Col. SantaMarina determines the troops need to head west to find her on the road.  Sure enough, Sanmarco (?) and his posse are headed the same way.  Yolanda is boxed in by the army and the gang of narco-guerreros.  Col. S&M approaches as Yoli’s being drug into the back of the narcos’ truck and shooting begins.  The only one of them left to tell the tale is Richard.

The colonel takes Yoli back to the base and punishes her.  They take her to a mausoleum looking building and lay her on a slab.  They chain her down and place a tarantula on her.  Col. S&M says he’ll give her the antidote at the right time.  They light a fire to make it hot as hades in there and leave her.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Vino el Amor, Lunes 4/24/17 Chapter 132: Women in Black


David told Ramón and the others that Marta would have to decide whether to apologize to Lillian or to leave. This had nothing to do with the vineyard work. León and Tano looked at him as though he had lost his remaining IQ points.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#1): La Doña, El Capo, Guerra de Idolos & más: Week of April 24, 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.

This week Telemundo is treating us to a scheduling nightmare, so sit tight. Here is what I have been able to construct from my various sources. No telling how accurate it will turn out to be  (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):
MONDAY
• 10:30AM-noon — Corazon Valientes
• 12-2PM — Amar es Primavera
• 8-10PM — Guerra de Idolos premiere (no LA DOÑA tonight)
• 10-11PM — El Capo
TUESDAY
• 10:30AM-noon — Corazon Valientes
• 12-2PM — Guerra de Idolos (2 hours)
• 8-9PM — La Doña
• 9-10PM — Guerra de Idolos (1 hour)
• 10-11PM — El Capo

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

La Piloto #34, 4-21-2017: Escape Is Not An Option--Until It Is

Parte 1~~

Monica informs DEA Dave that the hidden police/DEA agent saw activity at Aero Tours.  He says somebody came across a big bag in the woods but couldn’t identify whoever was in it.

Narcocienda Big Shot calls Oscar and informs him that Col. SantaMarina still has Yolanda jailed at the military base out in the jungle and yeah, she’s well-guarded.  He won’t stop until he’s gotten to her and killed her himself.   Yoli’s remembering Col. S&M’s goading her about why John, who she’d even give her life for, has left her on her own and not bothered to rescue her up to now.  She figures it’s now time for plan B, C, and or D.

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Vino el Amor, #131, Friday Apr 21, 2017: Between a Rock and Another Rock

Lilian tells Marta, "you're a hussy just like your damned daughter!" This brings out Marta's little fists of fury. Bobby walks in and asks what's happening. Marta tells him everything's fine! David comes in and wants to know what's going on. Lil pulls herself up and says that Marta attacked her, she doesn't know why. David wants an explanation.

Bobby is very upset about what he just witnessed. Lilian says that Marta is a savage and was screaming at her like a crazy person. Marta yells at her not to lie. She demands that Lil tell the truth. (Marta, if YOU would tell the truth once in a while, it would be better for everyone. Like that time she overheard Lilian in the coffee shop.) David sends Marta to the employee house.

Alone with David (and Bobby), a trembling Lilian repeats that Marta came in angry and crazy. Then she announces that the sheriff was killed, and starts to cry. Although her grief is real, it also appears as though she is putting on a little show for David and Bobby as she mentions again that Marta came in and attacked her. Bobby tries to comfort her. David pulls Bobby away and tells him to watch TV (which is probably being pre-empted with coverage of the sheriff's murder). David says to Lil in English, "I'll be right back."
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Friday, April 21, 2017

Mujeres de Negro Chapter 51 4.21.17: The End (FIN)

Well, we've reached the end of the line for our Black Widows and it's been an absolute blast! Pun intended ;)

Thank you, Urban, for getting the ball rolling and letting me be a part of this team. Thank you  for your help, Sandie, and for keeping us on track with Unimas' crazy schedule. And Anita, thank you for a wonderful guest recap. You've all been great and see you all in La Candidata!

Finally, thank you to our loyal patio and regular commentors. We do this for you and you made this experience a lot more fun. See you all soon! 
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Diego starts to freak out about the fact that his mother, Jackie and Katia tried to kill his dad by putting a bomb on the yacht. Isabella tries to calm him down to no avail.

Jose arrives at the station and sees Bernal. He begs Bernal to tell him what the news said about Jackie isn’t true. Bernal tells him it is and Jose begins to cry, incredulous to the fact that Jackie kill Lorenzo, despite all he did. Bernal hugs him, fiercely, and asks him to be strong. He also admits to Jose that he still loves Jackie and turning her in was the hardest thing he had to do.

Sandro calls Arturo and asks him if he will have time to handle the case against the Black Widows. Arturo assures him he will as Giovanna listens, surprised that Arturo is willing to stake his reputation on protecting three guilty women. Arturo doesn’t care what she has to say and walks off.

In their office, Lascurain confesses to Kuri and Bernal that the yacht explosion case has been tiring and suggests they all take a break, especially Bernal. Bernal thinks he will, after the case against Borgetti and the Widows is done with and supposes they will get a new commander. Kuri reminds him that those things will take a while and he should take a couple of days to think it through. Bernal agrees but reiterates that he would like to wait.

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Coming Soon: La Candidata on UniMás beginning 5/29/17



Get to know the characters of La Candidata, - discover who is who In this story starring Silvia Navarro and Victor Gonzalez, where for the first time in history, a marriage rivals the presidential candidacy. Unscrupulous, he is willing to go over everyone to achieve it and she will risk the deep affection of her son and the authentic love of her life to become La Candidata.
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La Piloto #33 4.20.17: In Which Yolanda Asks the Right Questions...

• Yolanda tells one of the guards, Castro, that the party downstairs seems to be in full swing. Castro laments the fact that he’s not down there with the other soldiers but taking care of her; he also warns her that she shouldn’t try anything because they’ve told him about her. Yolanda then asks how often one of those parties takes place and Castro explains that it’s only when there is something to celebrate like taking down the narcos.
• From his office, Santamaria quietly observes the party as well.
• Amanda slowly caresses her stomach as Cindy’s mother does some house chores. Cindy then calls her mother to inquire about Amanda and her mother confirms that a doctor saw her and she’s doing better. Cindy tells her to warn Amanda that the Lucios are involved in what happened because she heard a conversation at the bar and they already know Lizbeth is alive but they are looking for her. Cindy will see them when she gets out of work but they shouldn’t go out or open the door.
• In the Cielito Lindo bathroom, Cindy looks at herself in the mirror and wipes her eyes before going out. She doesn’t notice Zulima come out of an adjacent stall and quietly wash her hands.

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Mujeres de Negro, Jueves 4/20/17--Chapter #50: Black is going to be the new Orange

Countdown to El Final
I’m substituting for Urban tonight. I wish my hearing and comprehension were better. What I need is one of those magic see-thru boards that Horatio or Patricio have to stick up all the characters’ names and sort out how they are interwoven with each other. It’s rather late for that, unfortunately. This was such a good “series,” that I wouldn’t mind watching it again soon and figure out who knew what, when, where and how.
 
I’ve been warned that this episode may have been squished with part of Epi #51, to make room in tomorrow’s schedule for a regular episode, rather than the original 90 min. final episode in Mexico. If that is true, the full version will be later. Alfredo has volunteered to help with deleted scenes.
 
On we go. Ok, where were we….
Miriam has been dragged into the Women’s Prison Director’s office. Borgetti is there to hear what she has to say about having lied about her inability to walk. Miriam begins to explain that she had been divorced from Benjamin for a few years when her brother and sister were killed in an accident and she stepped forward to care for her orphaned niece, Alexa. She loved her more than anything in the world. Aha, says Borgetti in an accusatory tone—she had a niece and never told him?
 
As Miriam reminisces, we see the hazy image of a young girl running down the steps of a nice-looking house, chasing her ball. It bounces into the street; she follows it and is hit by a car. The driver stops, gets out, sees what he’s done and is momentarily dazed and confused. In Miriam’s retelling, we are privileged to see the driver was Bruno Borgetti. The coward looks around, gets back in his car, backs up over the body and peels out of there as Miriam comes flying down the steps, only to cradle the lifeless body of her niece.
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Vino el Amor #130; Thursday April 20, 2017: RIP Sheriff Brian Gutierrez


We begin where we left off yesterday with a little more information. Brian tells Marta that he didn’t know Marta’s family was in town that day Marcos was arrested. He admitted that Lilian told him to deport them. She forgives him and tells him she loves him too.
Paramedics finally arrive after what has seemed like forever to come get Brian’s body and tape up the crime scene. Marta continues to cry and tell Carito that she lost her family for so many years because it was Lilian’s fault.
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): La Doña, El Capo, & más: Week of April 17, 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—Corazón Valiente
• 12PM-2PM—Amar es Primavera
• 8-10PM—La Doña
• 10PM—El Capo

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 #32 4.19.17: In Which Yolanda Defends Her Dignity…

• Santamaria demands Yolanda take off her clothes and she remembers when Ernesto raped her 4 years ago. She grabs Santamaria’s gun from his desk and points it at him. Santamaria laughs and suggests she listen to him and they’ll get along fine. He approaches Yolanda and takes the gun away. She tries to run but Santamaria grabs her and demands she get naked. He lets her go so she can do so.
• Lizbeth tells Capitan Arguelles that she needs to talk to Raul but he confirms that Raul may not come back today. He offers to help and asks her to come to his office so they can talk. He checks out her as he walks behind her and opens the door.
• Olivia asks a man at a roadside taco stand if he’s going to Tres Fuegos and he confirms he is in a little bit and she may be able to help him since his car’s been stalling. Olivia agrees and he asks her if she wants some food. She nods and they sit down to eat. They ask about her wound but Olivia tells them she’s fine.
• Christian tells Monica that he will get his revenge on the ones who killed his father and hangs up. She tries to call him back and doesn’t notice Simpson listening from behind a wall.

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Vino el Amor #129; Wednesday April 19, 2017: The Bad, the Ugly, and it just gets Worse!


We begin where we left off yesterday, with DisGrace and David telling the family that they are now engaged to be married as they are so in love (according to DisGrace).

Still at dinner in the restaurant where David proposed to DisGrace, Miguel and Adolfo talk winery business, Adolfo asks for Lu’s opinion, but Luciana is not listening to their conversation. Of course Lu is depressed and thinking about what just happened with David and his engagement to DisGrace. Adolfo in a fatherly way is very understanding and tells her she really needs some relief from all this and it’s just better that they just all leave the restaurant. Adolfo says, “You don’t know how badly it hurts me to see you suffering. Now why don’t you finish what you were eating and you’ll feel better soon.”
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mujeres de Negro, Miercoles 4/19/17 Chapter 48 & 49


As Friday is the finale, this is my last recap for this series.  This is now complete.  This has been a top-notch story and I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

Chapter 48: Watched

Giovanna was not happy at losing the competition to Eddy, who was apparently new to it. She was less than pleased when Arturo told her he wanted a divorce. At her question he admitted that Vanessa was the reason.

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La Piloto #31 4.18.17: In Which Yolanda Realizes the Danger She's In...

• Lizbeth walks around the town and asks a man on the street where the police station is. He tells her that it’s a little far but, if she takes the bus, she will arrive in no time. She tells him she has no money and he tells he she will arrive by foot in about an hour. She thanks him and starts walking.
• Across town, the truck Olivia was stashed in arrives at its destination and she gets off when the driver begs to unload boxes in a warehouse. Olivia looks around but doesn’t know where to go.
• In Colombia, Santamaria and his men stop a few yards before the entrance of Salvador’s house. Santamaria takes out his binoculars and observes a guard with a gun at the entrance. He asks Rubio to bring him Yolanda and asks her how many men are on Salvador’s farm. Yolanda has no idea but she assumes its 6 or 7. Santamaria orders his men to surround the property lest there be some surprises waiting for them and to let him know when they can proceed. The men oblige and Santamaria tells Caicedo, quietly, that if he sees any “snitches” (sapos) around to kill them. Caicedo nods and tells Vasquez to get a move on.
• Arley confers with his men about his ammunition. He nods as Roberto and another lackey confirm numbers. Just then, John comes with Oscar and tells the men that they will have a grand party tonight so they can capture El Bochas. Oscar wants him alive so they can take his money and supplies but if El Bochas insists on being difficult then they can get rid of him. Arley agrees and John gives him a phone to communicate directly with Capitan Arguelles, who will let them know when everything’s ready. John warns the men that the ammunition is not to be played with and the men all nod.

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Vino el Amor #128 (Uni # 117) - Tuesday April 18, 2017 - Vino el Plans for the Future


Miguel has got big plans for vinedo del competency. Vinedo del incompetency is falling apart and we're supposed to think that's because Luciana quit. Sure...

The real reason for vinedo del incompetency's incompetency, Duh-vid, is making another incompetent decision by planning a surprise proposal for everyone's favorite aunt Succubus.

As for the rest of the villains, Lilian is planning to destroy Gut, Gut is planning to destroy the illegal traffickers, and Perla is stewing about Juan and plans to get Carito to stew with her. Only Carito has other plans... to help Gut catch Juan and Perla.

Hang in there, we're almost at the finish line (which is episode #141/142 in Mexico and who knows with Uni since they are stretching this out to May 5). Looks like I should plan to have one more recap next week...I think we only got episode #128 in this one, based on the summary at Canal de las Estrellas. If it turns out I'm wrong, I'll edit accordingly.


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Mujeres de Negro Martes 4/18/17, Chapters 46 & 47

The following two episodes are provided in full by Sandie; deleted scenes in blue.
Episode 46 – The Great Truth
Katia and Sandro are in bed looking at traveling destinations for their honeymoon.
Bernal and Jackie are also in bed in at Jackie’s place. Jackie says wouldn’t it be great if we lived together. Bernal thinks about it and says that yes as soon as they can come out in the open about their relationship it would be great to live together. At that moment he gets a phone call from a penitentiary about his mother. The person on the other end says she is very ill and doesn’t have much time and has asked to see him. Bernal becomes engrossed in thought, Jackie asks what is wrong but Bernal says nothing.
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

La Piloto #30, 4-17-2017: Slip-Ups And Loose Ends Hurt Your Friends

Vasquez enters Yolanda’s cell and wakes her up just as Sargent Recaldo (?) abusively reminds him that Yolanda is Colonel Santa Marina’s personal property.  He’s called away and El Galeno finds his cellphone on the floor under the bed for her and says make that call now before somebody else comes along and they make din-din out of the both of us!  She does but there’s no signal.

In Villa Antigua, John and Oscar are still offering Pops Arguelles, the Rent-a-Cop, an offer he cannot refuse.  Oscar tells him that they have a friend in common that they’re looking for and want to get in touch with, El Bolches, aka Eladio the Bald Bullyboy.  Pops takes the cash and says he’ll let them know.  “—Better be today.  And BTW, smile for the camera—just in case you’re thinking of opening you’re big trap…DON’T.”  Pops exits stage left as Arley enters.  Arley tells him the stewardess, aka the Gone Gals, have been permanently exiled to the depths of “el más allá [the great beyond/afterlife]” otherwise known as that great airline in the sky.

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Mujeres de Negro Chapter 44 & 45 4.17.17

Sliced and diced but still incredibly delicious!

Chapter 44: Conflict of Interest

Eddy and Rebecca meet in a café to negotiate Danna’s custody. He warns that no matter how good a lie she cooked up regarding her illness, the truth always comes out but he is willing to negotiate because he’s always been upfront. He even has the money he promised for her interests in the house but Rebecca tells him she doesn’t need it anymore. Eddy is aware she doesn’t because Gustavo is rich but he would rather come to an agreement soon for Danna’s sake. She asks what he would do if she refused to negotiate and Eddy explains that it would take him a while to find the truth about her illness but he would though that route would hurt Danna a lot more in the long run. Rebecca admires how good of a father he is but reminds him that she would most likely win either way. Eddy knows she would but he wouldn’t rest until he the truth came out and then she would likely go to jail for perjury. Rebecca is quiet and then asks what his negotiation would consist of; Eddy asks that they let Danna decide whom she stays with and whom she spends the holidays with.

Katia blindfolds Sandro, who is anxious to receive his surprise, and places a ring box in his hands. He takes off the blindfold and asks if the ring inside is for him because he won’t reject her proposal. Katia asks him to let her finish and sits down in front of him. She asks him if he wants to marry her and Sandro kneels in front of her and accepts. She tells him that she wants to be the mother of his children and they kiss.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Vino el Amor, Lunes 4/17/17 Chapter 126: When All Sex Fails, Play the Victim & Chapter 127: Surrogate and Departing Daughters

When we last saw the madness in the vineyard, Luciana had knocked on the door and seen the deliberate deshabille of Gracie, who did this deliberately to vex her. Luciana apologized to David, said she would not seek him out again, wished them happiness, and left. David started to follow her only to be shrieked at by Gracie, who gave herself credit for such sexual witchcraft that she could not believe that he would still think that way of Luciana.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#1): La Doña, El Capo, & más: Week of April 17, 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—Corazón Valiente
• 12-2PM—Amar es Primavera
• 8-10PM—La Doña
* 10PM--El Capo

There has been a change in the morning novela lineup.. Corazón Valiente has replaced Mujeres Ambiciosas in the 10:30AM-12PM slot.  Amar es Primavera continues from 12-2PM.

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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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Weekend Discussion 4/15/17: Vino el Amor Karmageddon comes to Sonoma


Who would have thought that the snake from the Garden of Eden really lurks in a vineyard? Well, it's time he bites the evil ones in this pastoral tale. As usual we will ask the following two questions:

What do you think the writers will do to them?
What do you think they really deserve?

Let's start with the self-styled queen and her spawn:
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La Piloto #29, 4-14-2017: Death Defiant Damsels And Much Distress

Santa Marina gets a call from the higher-ups asking if he’s found the body of the pilot for the plane that crashed.  He lies and says no body was found.  In fact with a fall from the sky like that probably nobody could have survived.    Also, the general tells him of a narco production mill at a hacienda around 10 km from there.  Santa Marina’s got a plan and asks for the coordinates.

It is pretty grim pickin's this time.....

On her walk back to her cell, Yolanda starts to ask a favor of her young guard-escort (El Rubio) but is quickly interrupted by the medic, Vasquez (El Galeno) with a bottle of pills for her that she has to fake remembering she forgot (or something like that….)  Rubio warns Galeno that Col. S&M has claimed her as his hembra [hot chick/sexy female].   The medic, Vasquez, says to cool his jets and instructs him to walk her back; he’ll examine her later on.   When the dude leaves, Galeno warns Yoli to watch out who she talks to and asks favors of.  Rubio and Old Dude Sargent are the colonel’s toadies and run to him with all the news.  He’ll get her his cell to use for that call but keep mum.  (Oh, we get to hear Colombiano’s  slurred accents.  Charming but even worse than P.R. and Cubano to try to understand!)   

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Vino el Amor, #124/125 (Uni #115), Friday Apr 14, 2017: Operation Blushing Bride

Episode 124. Marta's Big Vacation

Luci is determined to tell David to his face how she feels about him. Leon, who is possibly even drunker than Luci, is supportive at first. Sonia has difficulty speaking, and following her own train of thought, but she says it's not a good idea. (Sonia calls Luciana "cuñada." Adorable!) Leon agrees with Sonia, but has to ask why. Sonia reminds them that David is with someone else now. This provokes another burst of grief from Luci.

David tries to tell Marta that he's not firing her. He just wants her to take a vacation because she's tired and he's worried about her. Grace backs him up on this, of course. Marta accuses her of plotting with her mother. Grace says all they've ever done is support Marta. Marta scoffs, but grudgingly agrees to take a couple of weeks off. She hobbles away, and Dave tells Grace he's never seen Marta like this. Grace says Marta will be better after she's rested and then she can be with the kids again.

Juan tells Perla they're in financial trouble. He doesn't think they can find new clients. "We" need to get back into the immigration business, he says. Perla is disgusted.
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Friday, April 14, 2017

La Piloto #28 4.13.17: In Which Yolanda Settles into her New Reality

Selvas del Choco, Colombia, 2016 (We are back to where we started):

• The Colombian Air Force tells Yolanda to land immediately or they will shoot her down but Yolanda continues to go. Air control tells the air force pilot to continue to follow it. Yolanda descends so the pilot can’t reach her so air control asks ground support.
• On the ground, Capitan Arnoldo Santamaria shoots the engine and the plane and Yolanda goes down by the river. Arnoldo leads a search in the forest and asks his men to look for survivors and merchandise. They finally find an unconscious Yolanda by the river and wonder who she is.
• Later, Yolanda has been taken to the Lanceros military base and laid to rest. She wakes up with a start and thanks her Virgencita for helping her survive. Arnoldo thinks it’s a miracle she did and Yolanda wonders where she is and asks for her clothes. He tells her they are at a base but asks her why a beautiful, Mexican woman is piloting a plane in Colombian airspace going north. Yolanda tells him she’s taking a pilot course and had an accident but Arnoldo shows her the cocaine they found. Yolanda is quiet.

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Vino el Amor #122-123 (Univision 114) Thursday, April 13, 2017: As the Stomach Turns


David and Luciana continue arguing and she leaves her report with him and walks out.

Marta’s back hurts as she is overworked. Sonia tries to help her out with the sheet folding.

At the SB Vineyard, Miggy and Adolfo talk about Luciana’s troubles with David. Adolfo offers to talk to David but Miguel advises against it.
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Mujeres de Negro, Jueves 4/13/17 Capitulos 42 & 43

Again the cutting room floor eats up parts of our story. Now complete!

Chapter 42: For the Beyond

Eddie talked with Roberta about his problems with the custody battle over Danna. Rebeca lied about having been ill and was going to do whatever it took to take Danna away from him. He needed to prove that she had presented false documentation. He needed a better lawyer. Roberta suggested Arturo Castellanos. He remembered that Vanessa knew him.
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): La Doña, El Capo, & más: Week of April 10, 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
• 8-10PM — La Doña (preempted Friday for a religious special Santiago Apostál)
• 10PM — El Capo

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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Mujeres de Negro Chapter 40 (Untitled) & Chapter 41 (Reliving Death) (Uni #40) 4.12.17

Cut scenes are in blue and italicized. 

Memories are italicized only.

(------------) Unedited as my DVR started recording 5 minutes late. 

Episode 40: Untitled

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In Miriam’s office, Irene confirms that she gave Miriam everything and is leaving the company if she needs nothing else from her. Miriam asks her what she is going to do now and Irene confirms that she has no idea, but she will be around for a long time. Miriam wishes her luck and Irene does too, not just with Farmateca, but also because of the scandal with Borgetti and Kuri. Miriam tells her not to worry but Irene laughs and reminds her that the only one who should be worried is her because Borgetti may have had other affairs and children. Miriam reminds Irene that she was one of those women and Irene is floored. Miriam asks if she thought she didn’t know about the affair and reminds her that she have her plenty of opportunities to confess the truth but she didn’t. Irene asks her why she didn’t come out and tell her she knew but Miriam explains that she is aware of her limitations as a woman and knows Borgetti has needs that he satisfied with Irene. Irene assures her that Borgetti is only using her too and the only thing he cares about is her money. Miriam wishes her a good afternoon and asks her to leave. Irene asks her to please not get up to walk her out and leaves, laughing.

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La Piloto #27 4.12.17: In Which Yolanda Does a Good Deed...

• Moreno’s man, Richard, goes inside Amparo’s prison and finds her still tied up. He tells her that it will all be over soon and leaves. As soon as he’s gone, she reveals a knife in her hands and cuts the ropes that bind her.
• The girls and Zulima run out the backdoor of the bar and hide in the backyard.
• Inside, Cindy tells Dave that she has no information on the men that died but Capitan Arguelles should have all that info. Arugelles confirms that all the dead bodies are in the morgue and Dave asks her what is behind the back door. Cindy explains that the door leads to the warehouse and administrative office and Simpson offers to search it. Ortega goes with him and Dave tells Cindy that he is just asking some preliminary questions so she needn’t be nervous. She nods and he reiterates that she doesn’t know Omar Nieves and then asks her about Olivia Nieves. Cindy doesn’t know that name either.
• The girls wonder what they are going to do since they don’t have cell phones to call anyone and Olivia reminds them that this is why they needed them. Amanda hopes Cindy doesn’t say anything to the DEA but Zulima is sure she won’t because she is as guilty as the rest of them. Lizbeth thinks she makes them sound like criminal but Zulima reaffirms that they aren’t saints.

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Vino el Amor # 120-121 (Univision #113); Wednesday April 12, 2017: Vino el ayudo


#120

[The Univision episode was so chopped up I couldn’t make heads or tails out of it and I tried. So I went back to the Mexican version and even though this is long, I’m really sorry, it will make a lot more sense.]

Luciana shows up at SB Vineyard to help and she and Miguel get to work. She gives him a pep talk about what to do and how he needs to carry on. He says he’s grateful for everything she is doing for him.

Juan and Perla talk about how David wants to get back at him. He says it’s not his fault that Erica died and it’s her fault that she started to help with the fumigation. Perla wants him to give it up, but Juan insists that he’s going to make David pay for all he did in the past. Perla says, “If all you care about is getting revenge, then why do you want me with you?”  He promises it will end, but Perla brings up what the sheriff said that this could be homicide with Erica’s death. He says he is not worried, he’s a lawyer and he did nothing wrong. But Perla is still scared.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Vino el Amor, Tuesday, April 11, 2017, #118 + #119 (Uni #112): Vino el Parasites


In this episode, Juan's parasite takes root and attacks both vineyards. Erika decides to fight for her land, and um, well that doesn't work out (details inside). Duh-vid is an idiot who gets lucky this time with Juan's parasite, but who has taken on some personal parasites in the form of two succubi and his old lawyer.

Since Uni editors are eating this show to shreds like parasites, I did my best to find some advance clips of #118 to watch. So if some of the screencaps look a little funny, that's why. I am pressed for time, so will shorten this recap and probably not have time to watch the full #119, but will do what I can to fill in gaps later. This episode (Uni labeling it #112) starts with episode #118 in Mexico.
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La Piloto #26 4.11.17: In Which Yolanda Goes to Colombia...

• Roberto tells Oscar that he wants to work for him, to help, and he suggests that he be his personal bodyguard. Oscar tells him he needs to be concentrated and focused if he’s going to be his bodyguard, not wasting time with girlfriends. Roberto tells him that if he’s talking about Olivia, they are not anything, and Oscar agrees to give him a trial run. Just then, Zulima walks in, without knocking, and is shocked to see Roberto there. Oscar asks her to knock next time and sends Roberto away. Zulima then tells Oscar that he’s looking better but Oscar asks her to mind her own business. Zulima will but reminds him that Roberto is dead meat. Oscar tells her that whatever happens to Roberto from now on is up to him because he’s going to work with him. Zulima laughs and wonders if everyone and Olivia is going to be okay with that but he cocks his gun and she grows quiet. She then tells Oscar that Olivia used Yolanda’s phone again to call her mother and Oscar is surprised at her audacity. Zulima then informs him that the girls are growing restless and asked Yolanda to help them get out of Villa Antigua. She explains that John promised to do so after Yolanda comes back from her trip to Colombia. Oscar thinks John is an idiot for trusting Yolanda and then asks Zulima to leave so he can think.
• Simpson is in his office, frustrated, because he has not been able to get in touch with Ortega or Dave. He asks an agent for their whereabouts and he informs him that they left but didn’t say where.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mujeres de Negro Martes 4/11/17 Capitulo 38: The Resignation; #39: Another Attempt


Tonight's episode is from Sandie; disfrutala!
(deleted scenes in blue; episode 39 added at 8AM 4/13/17)
Jackie and Jose walk into Natalia’s hospital room. Jose is saying that Eddy’s proposal sounds ok to him. Jackie says me too, any way you see it it’s a good proposal.
Jose goes over to Natalia and asks her how she feels; she says she feels dizzy, Jackie tells her it must be the anesthesia. Jackie gets ready to leave and tells Jose “Call me if you need anything”.
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La Piloto #25, 4-10-17: Aftermath Of The Bloodbath


John finds Oscar on the front steps and races the unconscious Oscar somewhere so Carlita can take care of Oscar.  (He should pay her way through med school, me thinks, by now to show his appreciation.)  Yo leaves Zulima in charge of the bar and cleaning it up; she orders them to claim to police it was only their drunken customers fighting amongst themselves.

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Vino el Amor, Lunes 4/10/17 Chapters 116 & 117


Chapter 116: Sometimes Love is Not Enough, Part II

Back to where we left off, David is pleased with Luciana's reading of the Romance ad copy. He embraces her and she in return. Her expression is bittersweet while his is more like regret and possible sadness at a decision contrary to his own best interests.
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La Doble Vida De Estela Carrillo index

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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#1): La Doña, El Capo, & más: Week of April 10, 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
• 8-10PM — La Doña (Mon-Thurs; preempted Friday for a religious special Santiago Apostál)
• 10PM — El Capo

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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Saturday, April 08, 2017

Mujeres de Negro Chapter 37 4.7.17: Tattoos

In a restaurant, Eddy discusses his separation from Rebecca and the upcoming custody battle for Danna. The lawyer thinks Eddy can realistically win but the justice system typically side with mothers and money can sometimes skew things. Eddy reminds him that Rebecca abandoned Danna and Danna told already told him she wants to live with him but the girl’s psychological stability is what’s most important. The lawyer reminds him to consider what Danna will go through throughout the trial and, while Eddy laments it, he is willing to do it so that Danna stays with him.

At the same, Rebecca and Gustavo confer with their lawyer about the situation. The lawyer can’t guarantee she will win the custody battle but he will try. Gustavo reiterates that Rebecca must win the trial and cost is not a factor. The lawyer nods and smiles.

Katia meets with Arturo and gives him a check for his help with her case. He thanks her and explains that a lawyer from his office will contact and help her with her case against Jimena. Katia thanks him and asks if she feels okay and Katia admits that she barely slept last night because of what happened with Julio and Diego. Arturo asks her what happened and Katia reveals that they had a car accident and Vanessa may not go to Argentina anymore.

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La Piloto #24, 4-7-17: Battle Of The Brutes In Which Oscar Gets More Than He Bar-gained For

Yolanda settles Rosalba in at her home in Altamirano while Estela hides under a table, eavesdropping.  Yoli notes when trying to leave a phone number with her aunt that she has somebody else’s (similar) cell phone and not her own with her. She shrugs it off until realizing that whoever has her phone, will know that she called DEA Dave on it since she forgot to erase the call.  Yoli sees that El Cañengo will be Rosie’s bodyguard, but at a distance.  He puts locks on all the doors and brings food for her.  Yoli says her good-byes as Rosie tells her to remember her decent upbringing and hopefully she’ll get free of the narcos and start leading a proper life and earning a proper living.

John learns from Oscar that the town folk freeze up when anybody mentions Los “Bolches”(?), the local syndicate run by Eladio, aka, The Bald-headed Bully-Boy. They are reluctant to discuss anything to do with him, he tells his brother.  Oscar wants to do a little bullying of his own to get people around there to talk, but John reminds him to keep their heads down and let things ride a bit.

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Vino el Amor, #114/115, Friday Apr 7, 2017: Gracie Tastes the Rainbow

Episode 114. Fernanda's Party

Cut scene: Luci, Susan, and David (in vest) talk about the winery's success, especially with becoming the Sunset restaurant's house wine. David is excited, and grateful to both of them.


Montage: Juan gives Perla some earrings; Luci, Susan, and Dave work together, and vestless Dave is smiling, but Luci looks sad after he leaves the room; Erika, Miguel, and Adolfo are working together, and they're laughing and cheering; Marta and Ramon work on something together in the kitchen, and shirtless Tano approves.

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Friday, April 07, 2017

La Piloto #23 4.6.17: In Which Everyone Plots Against Yolanda...

• Zulima takes the phone away from Oscar to make sure Yolanda called Dave. She laughs and calls Yolanda an idiot for doing so.
• Roberto gets into Omar’s car and leaves but doesn’t notice Omar following him in a motorcycle.
• Olivia tells Lizbeth that she’s worried about seeing Roberto because she would have to confess the truth about where she works and what she does. Lizbeth reminds her that that’s their reality and he has to accept it. Olivia agrees and then asks her about the guy from the bar, Raul Arguelles. She smiles.
• Raul and his father, Arguelles, investigate the road shootout from Yolanda’s kidnapping attempt. Raul wants to investigate personally but his father will handle it but it was probably related to drug trafficking. He sends Raul on his way and looks at the blood on the floor.
• Yolanda and Carlina load Rosalba onto the plane as Lizbeth comes and gives her the jacket she left at the cabin. She thanks her and John comes to wish her a safe flight. She thanks him and then he tells John that he hopes she’s well. Rosalba reminds him to take care of Yolanda and not let anything happen to her. John agrees and Yolanda goes to take off.

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Vino el Amor #112-113; Thursday, April 6, 2017: Fighting for Position


Repeat from yesterday: Begin with Lu and Dave telling each other their feelings. One day all their problems will resolve. In time they will find out if they have made the right decisions. Lu tells him she is happy when they can talk about the things that come from their heats. Dave says he doesn’t want her to be waiting for something that may not ever be. But Lu does not want to lose faith and Dave doesn’t want to lose faith either. He just worries that this is not fair to Luciana.
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Thursday, April 06, 2017

Mujeres de Negro, Jueves 4/6/17 Chapter 36: Old Acquaintances


Katia volunteered to surrender the disc. Vanessa thought she was out of her mind. Katia argued that nobody would suspect her. Jackie was convinced and Vanessa decided there was no alternative. She left the other two.

Danna and Eddy talked while he chopped tomatoes for the evening meal. She asked to take a bath and he let her go. The doorbell rang; Jimena had come over to talk to him.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): La Doña, El Capo, & más: Week of April 3, 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
• 8-10PM—La Doña
• 10PM—El Capo

Please note the changes that have taken place this week: La Doña now runs for two hours each day, and El Capo debuted at the 10PM slot on Tuesday.

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 #22 4.5.17: In Which Yolanda Tries To Do The Right Thing...

• Rosalba is okay with Yolanda’s silence but she wants to leave ASAP so that she doesn’t see Yolanda’s self-destruction. Yolanda agrees and goes to prepare her departure right away. Rosalba does ask that she think about it because she could’ve died today and the next person could be her. Yolanda promises to protect her and apologizes for disappointing her.
• Amanda runs into Cindy in the Cielito Lindo bathroom. Cindy doesn’t want to fight but Amanda has other ideas. She takes out a pair of scissors, slams her against the wall and starts cutting her hair.
• The Lucios and Arley load up into their cars outside the bar and John reiterates to Zulima that he’s the boss of this place and she has to report back to him. She agrees and Oscar suggests they put a couple of their men inside as customers just in case. John agrees and asks Arley to put all the confiscated guns in their warehouse and find out who the men are. They try to leave but Lizbeth runs to Arley to tell him Amanda is fighting in the bathroom with Cindy.
• In the bathroom, Olivia tries to separate the women when Arley, Zulima and Lizbeth come. They all grab Amanda and she drops the scissors. Zulima thinks these spectacles are embarrassing and they take Amanda away. Arley then confirms with Cindy that Amanda only cut her hair and walks away, annoyed.

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Vino el Amor #110 & 111; Wednesday April 5, 2017: Vino La Muerte para Mark!


We begin where we left off yesterday with Luciana crying because of David. Marta says that DisGrace convinced Fernanda to apologize to Marta and she is happy for the return of that relationship and is grateful to Grace. Marta tells Lu to think about whether or not she would have accepted either of her parents with another and to put herself in Fernanda’s shoes.
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Mujeres de Negro, Miercoles 4/5/17 Chapter 35: We Need Katia


Diego was still missing. Bernal said he could not have gone far and possibly was looking for help. There were fingerprints on the car so one of the Villa Bravo cops thought that would be the case. They told Vanessa they would contact other police, hospitals, etc. A gun was found near the car and they asked Vanessa whether it belonged to Julio. She didn't know and mentioned that they were separated. The investigation went on.
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Vino el Amor #108 and 109 (107 on Uni), Tuesday, April 4, 2017: Vino el Missing Jobs, Brains and Scenes


At viñedo del incompetents, everyone is jockeying for position, and let's face it, Gracie and Lilian are winning easily. Luciana tries an all-business approach that lasts about two scenes before she totally folds, while Gracie decides to just plain drop her business, at least her income source, and Grumpy David fires the therapist. At viñedo del competency (which had its scenes cut by Uni because we all know Uni loves incompetency), Miguel is visiting the other vineyard to counsel David on his lovelife, Erika hates her inhaler and Adolfo suggests to the other vineyard that maybe they should for reals implement a water source for (as far as we know) the still-turning-into-raisins vineyards.

Speaking of that genius David, there's a real meeting of the minds as those geniuses David and Gut spar over Gut not yet uncovering the dirty dealings of those geniuses Mark and Juan. Meanwhile, Perla looks for a job and Carito interviews at the competent vineyard, which might be the smartest move in this whole episode. All of these plot developments in the preceding paragraph were cut by Uni.

To figure out the cuts, I watched the Mexican episodes #108 and #109 and I looked at the summary of  #110 on the Canal de las Estrellas site. So I feel confident that last night was just a combination of 108 and 109. The cuts to 109 weren't as egregious as the ones to 108. I've noted everything in italics that was cut. I am sure I will have missed some things in this recap, especially not having the benefit of captions or transcripts for the cut scenes, so please feel free to elaborate in the comments.

Also my apologies for being somewhat absent as of late. I've barely got time to watch Vino el Amor the American version. Kind of annoyed that Uni is going to force me to watch virus-laden bootleg videos to figure out what was cut. Work and life are just super busy. I really appreciate all who subbed for me with recaps the past few weeks - Thanks!
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La Piloto #21 4.4.17: In Which Yolanda Faces Some Harsh Truths...

• Amanda walks in on Arley with her coworker, Cindy, and Arley asks the girl to leave and she does. Amanda can’t believe Arley betrayed her this way after she swore their relationship was real. He reiterates that it was but men like him have a man girl but they also have other women. Amanda can’t believe his words and runs out of the office without further explanation. She runs into Zulima outside, who asks if she told him about the baby, but Amanda just grabs her and runs.
• Yolanda is filling in Rosalba on her life since her coma. Rosalba tells her that her father would be so proud to see how far she’s come as a pilot but sadly he’s dead. Yolanda remembers when the police shot him and she witness everything. Rosalba is shocked to learn how fast she learned to fly and then asks Olivia and Lizbeth if they work in CAA. They shake their heads and Rosalba remembers what she read on the news. Rosalba can’t believe they dealings with drug traffickers. Lizbeth explains that only a bar would hire them now as John comes with good news but stops himself when he sees Rosalba. He is glad to see Rosalba is going better and Rosalba thanks him. He then asks to speak to Yolanda alone and they go off.
• Outside, John asks Yolanda why she looks so scared and Yolanda reminds him that Rosalba doesn’t know they were also involved in the drug trafficking. Yolanda will take Rosalba to Altamirano in a couple of days, as soon as Carlina gives the okay, so she needs his help so she doesn’t find out the truth. John agrees and then jokes with her about how good of a pilot she is. He then brings her a device to plot cell phone locators on outgoing calls since he imagines she wants to call her mom. She kiss him and thanks him for always thinking of her.

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Mujeres de Negro, Martes 4/4/17, Chapter 34: Disappearance


This episode brought to you by Sandie.
Irene continues talking to her mother about Victor. Irene blames her because she was never able to tell Victor she was his mother. Her mom had their maid raise Victor.
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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

La Piloto #20, 4-3-17: Zuli's Black Magic Backfires; Amanda Has A Crash-landing


**[Also, just a reminder that HULU+ no longer is carrying LP.  If your cable/satellite service doesn't carry Univision or On Demand with it added then if you are signed up with Univision/UniMas you can stream (for a charge) and you will be able to watch it there.**  --ed.]

The gone gals cannot stomach the rowdies at Olivia’s table.  Yolanda tells them to suck it up. Life could be worse and to ignore it. (I believe—no CC’s and crap audio.)

John calls and asks Yoli what was up with her madre.  She doesn’t know the location of the hideout or anything right? She won’t be talking? Right….. She’d better hope not.  One of the guerreros saw DEA Dave pay a visit.   Yoli goes to the office/back hallway?  and calls to get the 411 on Dave’s visit and to double-check that Mum kept mum.  She warns her that John has threatened they’ll beat her to a pulp [hacer picadillo=make mincemeatof her]  if she does open her trap.  When Yoli walks back into the bar there’s a skirmish with one of the drunk rowdies who’s trying to force Amanda out back.  Yoli has him thrown out but the leader of the pack calls YO! on it and she pulls a gun and aims it as his lower vitals….then at his head.  Try her!  Just try her!  “—We’ll meet again!”  “—Yeah?  You know where I am!”  The gals later gripe at Zulima for not standing up for them as head waitress/bartender.

Zulima suggests a bit later that Yoli try some alternative medicine, aka curandera, witchdoctor stuff to try to heal Rosalba, like they used to do in Zuli’s neighborhood when she was growing up.  Zuli plies her “magic” then turns it into black magic hoping to kill her through her black arts.

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Mujeres de Negro Chapter #33 4.3.17: Breakup

Vanessa doesn’t believe a word Jimena says but Jimena tells her it’s the truth and she can ask Katia. She then dares Katia to deny it and Katia warns her that she will have her revenge. Jimena tells her that she’s sure her friendship with Vanessa will never be the same because Vanessa now knows the kind of woman she is. Katia tries to leave but Jimena stops her and asks that she explain to everything to Vanessa. Vanessa asks Katia why she doesn’t defend herself but Katia prefers to talk when Jimena has left them alone. Jimena tells Vanessa that she should investigate if Katia denies everything because she has been leaving with her worst enemy. Jimena leaves and Vanessa asks if it’s true what Jimena said. Katia stays quiet but doesn’t deny it and Vanessa reminds her that she’s her best friend and the godmother of her child. Katia covers her face and shakes her head and Vanessa chides her for sleeping with Julio while she entrusted her family’s future to her. Katia begins to cry and defend herself but Vanessa slaps her and tells her that she doesn’t want to hear any excuses or explanations; she and Julio disgust her. Katia begs Vanessa for an opportunity to talk but Vanessa leaves.

Moments later, Vanessa walks down the street as Katia chases her. She explains that Julio instigated everything and she tried to resist but couldn’t. Vanessa wants to know how long she maintained the affair and Katia confesses that it was before she married Nicolas. Vanessa is shocked at how long they were together but Katia reminds her that she and Julio were going through a crisis because Diego was small and needed her. Katia explains that Julio felt alone and came to her for comfort. Vanessa laughs and thanks her for taking care of her husband but reminds her that no reason is strong enough to have betrayed their friendship. Katia tells her that falling in love with Julio was a punishment for her but Vanessa doesn’t care; Julio was her husband and he was married and Katia stepped all over their friendship. Katia finally relents and admits that she wasn’t right to do what she did but she’s paying for her mistakes. She promises Vanessa that she will never betray her again and begs Vanessa to forgive her like she forgave Jackie. Vanessa reminds her that what Jackie did was child’s play compared to her and she won’t betray her again because she is dead to her. Katia tries to stop her from leaving but Vanessa asks that she never looks for her again and storms off. Katia cries on the street.

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Vino el Amor, Lunes 4/3/17 Chapters 106 & 107: Sometimes Love is Not Enough / Hearts of Different Kinds



Chapter 106: Sometimes Love is Not Enough

We pick up with the closing moments of the last chapter, where Juan gloated at Susan and Luciana, calling them all failures and saying that their lands will be his shortly. [Refresh my memory, fellow flies on the wall, but didn't Juan barely make the grade back at university?] Miguel entered the scene to stop this, but Juan didn't hesitate to insult him and his sense of loyalty. Miguel didn't take the bait and neither did any of the ladies, although Susan and Luciana knew that David would be disappointed.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#1): La Fan, La Doña, El Chema, El Capo, & más: Week of April 3, 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 (ends on Monday)
• 8-10PM—La Doña (beginning Tuesday, La Doña will run for 2 hours, 8-10PM)
• 10PM—El Chema (ends Monday)
* 10PM--El Capo (begins on Tuesday)

As the above listing indicates, Telemundo will make some major schedule changes this week. La Fan, a big favorite here on Caray, will air its final episode on Monday. Starting Tuesday, La Doña will run for two hours each day, from 8-10PM.  Similarly, El Chema will conclude on Monday. A new narconovela, El Capo, will take over the 10PM slot as of Tuesday. People in search of something light-hearted will apparently have to look elsewhere.

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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Saturday, April 01, 2017

La Piloto #19, 3-31-17: The Shooters Get A Hooters And Dave's Still Got Squat

Part 1 n 2~~

Dave is suspicious about Simpson’s whereabouts at the time Zeki Yilmas was murdered.  However, Simp-sone has a great alibi: he was sleeping with Monica.  Of course Dave is supposedly overreacting and Simpsone makes him feel like a nosey peeping Tomas.

John and Oscar have bought the local watering hole and called it “Beautiful Sky”.  However, their new waitresses, the gone gals, are having problems fitting into their new uniforms: skimpy midriffs and hot pants that barely cover their minuscule bottoms.  Yoli tells them to buck up and she’ll see about talking John into something a bit more concealing and less revealing.  It could be worse…..It is that Oscar wants them so (pardon the possible pun) uptight they end up leaving.  So don’t give in and she’ll try persuading the O’s big bro to get them something else.

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Vino el Amor, #105, Friday Mar 31, 2017: Sour Grapes

Fernanda's test results arrive. David is hopeful as he tears the envelope open, but it turns out that she didn't get enough points. The sky falls. Here is a song about that. (I promise it's not the RickRoll).

Fernanda nervously says that she was nervous. Why were you so nervous? You studied. I don't know, I had a lot of things in my head. All you had to do is pass this exam, not to think of other things. Forget about seeing Tano for now. We're going to study until you pass this exam. And to prevent further distractions, I'm going to have your aunt and grandmother leave. NO! She can't leave! I thought your aunt would help you, but I see she didn't. Sorry, Fer, things are going to be that way.

Yes she helped me. I need her, she's the only one who understands me. Evidently that's not so, Fernanda. I can't believe you're not being serious about your future. Don't you understand the importance of going to university? I swear I studied, you saw me, we studied together. You are not taking this seriously enough. Don't you realize you're taking away all I have left of my mother? (You still have her earrings, Fernanda. I promise they're way better than Graciela.) He screams in her face, ENOUGH! Your privileges are over, and that's it!

Grace comes in and tries to calm Fernanda. Grace looks at the test results and praises Fernanda for beating her previous score. She asks Fer what happened. Fer repeats that she was nervous. "That's no excuse! I asked you to concentrate!" David exclaims. Grace points out that Fer did study. "Sure, but don't you see that wasn't enough? AGAIN you've exceeded my patience, and now things are going to start changing for you."

Fernanda is starting to panic and pant. She swears that she studied. David just shakes his head.
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Mujeres de Negro 3.31.17 Chapter #32: Targeted

The police take away Tomas’ body to the morgue for the autopsy, per Borgetti’s orders. Ramirez asks Rico what is wrong, because he has a sourpuss face, but Rico asks him to be quiet. Borgetti turns his attention to them and commends Rico’s pursuit skills, which allowed Borgetti to capture Tomas. Borgetti thinks it’s a shame he had to kill him but that’s how the cookie crumbles. He shakes both their hands and thanks them. Rico tries to leave but Borgetti needs their help to search through Tomas’ room.

Sometime later, they all search the room and Borgetti orders the men to tag and catalog all the evidence they find. He tells Rico that he is the in charge and leaves. Ramirez announces that another case has been solved by Borgetti and he should get a promotion soon. Rico tells Ramirez that Tomas shouldn’t have died but Ramirez reminds him that he had no other choice.

In the parking garage, Borgetti takes out Tomas phone, wipes his prints, smashes it, and throws it in a nearby trash can. He then receives a call and chides the man on the other end for taking so long in getting back to him. The man tells him that he was on vacation with the money Borgetti gave after the last job he did and Borgetti tells him he has another job and needs his undivided attention.

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