At the Martinez home, while Emiliano and Ximena are
making out on the sofa, the nurse comes running in to tell Ximena that her
mother is out of control. Emiliano decides this is a good time to leave.
Gerardo and Regina are sharing a tender moment together
and they move in for the kiss---which does not happen because Regina moves away
and says she can’t do this. Gerardo says, “Don’t you want me to kiss you?”
Regina says, “Yes I do, but the problem is, I can’t do it this way. I need to
resolve the problems in my own life.”
Gerardo’s phone ring. It’s Ximena calling to tell him it’s
an emergency with her mother. She’s going crazy, asking for Gerardo, and the
nurse can’t seem to get her under control. She asks her dad to come home right
away and he agrees. Ximena and Teresa hug and Teresa starts to calm down.
Regina looks at Gerardo and says she understands. He
tells her, “You don’t know how much I desire you.” Regina says, “Go to your
daughter.” Then she leaves.
While Cecelia is visiting Mario, Naomi shows up. Naomi
demands to know who she is. Mario tells Naomi not to make a big scandal and
tries to explain that he was a good friend of Cecelia’s father and felt a need
to help her out after her father died. Naomi is not buying it and Mario says, “For
heaven sakes, I’ve known her since she was a child! Don’t be stupid! She is
younger than our own daughter!” The argument continues while Mario goes into
cardiac arrest and the machines start to beep. But Naomi is more concerned
about Cecelia’s presence than she is about Mario and the doctor finally asks
both of them to leave. Later the doctor tells both of them that Mario is to
have no visitors. Naomi seems to be barking up the wrong tree, believing that
Cecelia is Mario’s lover; she would be horrified to find out that Cecelia is
his love child. Anyway, Naomi tells Cecelia to hit the road and to never come
Pacheco is with Isela, having drinks, pretending to “woo”
her while doing his investigation on Cecelia. Ignacio comes in and Pacheco
explains that this is part of his investigation and his revenge against the
Governor. They drink to that. They talk about trying to uncover corruption in
the governor’s office. Pacheco lets him know that there is trouble regarding
the secretary of health office. Ignacio is asking for details, but Pacheco says
for him to do his own investigation. “The only thing I need is a job offer from
you,“ says Pacheco.
Regina and Daniela are in the office discussing Regina’s
problems regarding Alonso. She does not want to go home. Daniela says, “Come
over to my house.” Regina says she would love to but she can’t. She goes on to
say that she didn’t envision her life this way, unhappy and everything they
have worked for being lost. Daniela says, “It’s the price you sometimes have to
pay when you are in politics and have this much power.” Daniela then tells
Regina that she is the only one who can save this country.
Gerardo comes home and the nurse tells him that she did
not think she was taking on a psychiatric case and does not feel qualified to
do so. As they are talking, an obnoxious Teresa calls for the nurse as if she
is a slave, “What are we paying you for?” As the nurse leaves to answer Teresa,
Gerardo starts to follow. Ximena then asks, “What are we going to do Dad? I don’t
want to send Mom to a mental hospital.”
Regina arrives at the hospital to see her father, but
Naomi says he is not allowed visitors. “Why?” says Regina. Naomi explains that
Cecelia came to visit and they had a very strong argument together and so Mario
went into cardiac arrest. Naomi goes on to say that Regina needs to go home, fix
her relationship with Alonso and fall into line with the program. Regina is not
very happy to hear this and says she is not going to be pressured into doing something
she does not want to do. She complains that her mother does not give her any
affection or support.
The doctor comes out and says that Mario should not be
under any stress or talk about something that can cause him any more difficulty
because he is too weak to stand it. However, they can now visit for a short
Gerardo talks to Teresa who is in the middle of a melt-down.
Gerardo tells her she can’t keep doing this because she must think of their
daughter. Teresa claims that she is the one who has suffered and it’s all his
fault. She says gambling is the only thing that makes her happy. Then Gerardo
says that if she continues, she will end up before a judge and locked away without
an income and without seeing their daughter.
At the elder San Roman residence, Omar walks in and says
to Natalia, “So you have been telling the whole world that you are being kept
prisoner here? Fine, I’ll give you a chauffer, that way you can come and go
when you like.” She nods in agreement somewhat. Omar then says, “Later things
will calm down, when you decide you are going to make love with me.” By this
time Natalia is angry and says, “Don’t talk to me about love! What do you know
about love anyway? For you, this is a sick kind of love. It is a love filled
with menace. I’m just so tired of you, Omar!” Omar then says, “So you don’t
want the chauffer? You don’t want to leave the house?” “Yes, I want to leave, I
don’t want to be locked up here anymore.” “Ok”, says Omar, “No we are talking.
You can leave as long as someone is chaperoning you at all times. It’s that or
nothing!” Natalia accepts. But Omar slithers around her telling her she had
better behave well tonight.
Alonso goes over to Cecelia’s place and she tells him
about how Pacheco wants to lie about her. He complains about Regina, says she has
changed. Cecelia says he needs a woman who can support him. Alonso goes on to
say he needs a woman who will do whatever he wants. “Cecelia, are you that
woman?” Cecelia says, “Oh yes I am.” Then he tells Cecilia to take off her
clothes. So she begins to disrobe…HE grabs her and it looks like they are in for
a night of rough sex.
Regina arrives home about the same time Emiliano is
coming home. But Emiliano isn’t very friendly and obviously is taking his
father’s side against Regina. He chides her for not being by Alonso’s side as
he runs for President. He thinks she should set aside her own ambitions and
stay by Alonso’s side. He shows her nothing but disrespect and it’s obvious
that Alonso has turned him against Regina. He even tells her that if it weren’t
for Alonso, she wouldn’t have become a senator, which is pretty much what
Alonso said earlier to her, that she is only what she is BECAUSE OF HIM.
Regina begins reminiscing about her earlier conversation
with Gerardo as she lies on her bed. She thinks about the kiss that almost
In the morning, as Alonso and Regina are getting ready,
Regina asks, “Where were you last night? I waited up for you.” Alonso says, “Well
when I got in, you were asleep.” Regina said, “Well you could have waken me up.
We have something pending we need to talk about regarding our son.” Alonso
says, “Well you know, we came out of that restaurant and all these reporters
were there. Things couldn’t be helped. He just helped answer some questions and
told the truth.” Regina spouts off, “Or all the things you ordered him to say.
By the way, who are YOU sleeping with anyway?” Alonso shoots back, “I could ask
you the same thing!”
In Ignacio’s office, his assistants present evidence that
some money laundering is going on with the governor’s office that is driving up
prices in medical expenses. Ignacio is ecstatic about the news and calls
Gerardo right away.
Pacheco and Hernán are sitting at a bar and Pacheco wants
to know the low down on Cecelia. He doesn’t know whether he can trust Hernán
since he could be Cecelia’s beau. But Hernán reminds him that he’s a reporter
and he is going to get what he wants from Cecelia so that he can publish news.
Regina is at the shelter asking about Susana and passing
around her picture to see if anyone has ever known her. No one seems to know
except for one lady who seems to recognize her. Daniela interrupts her reminds
her she has an appointment with the textile workers.
As Alonso is saying goodbye to a couple of ambassadors,
Magda comes to him with a new article about how he is involved in the problem
of medical expenses escalating. The article further says that his father in law
has something to do with it.
Ignacio presents Pacheco to Gerardo as the one behind the
information that came from the Health Secretary. Ignacio asked Gerardo about
why he didn’t seemed pleased to have Pacheco around. Gerardo says, “Well if he
is willing to betray his old boss, what else do you think he can do? Will he
At the textile worker’s place, Regina asks her supporters
to trust her. They tell her about various problems, including those who lose
their jobs. Daniela interrupts again to show her the latest article that came
out about the governor’s office. Regina says, “Is there no end to the
corruption there?” Daniela goes on, “The article mentions your father having
something to do with this.”
Hernán comes to Cecelia and asks why Alonso was at her
place. She says, “what, did you think you were my boyfriend?” Hernán says, “No
I thought you were a slut.” Cecelia says, “Hey you are the same as I am. We
both want the same thing. I just want the goods on Pacheco.” Hernán says, “Why
should I? I’m not your boyfriend and I’m not your lover.” He walks out and says
he’s not going to tell her anything else.
Natalie is at the hospital with Naomi. Naomi says, “I’m
so glad you are here.” Natalia says, “Yeah, I’m here with my jail guard.” Naomi
turns around and see the “guard” standing there. “So how is your husband doing,”
says Natalia. “Oh he is recovering from his anger.” “What? I’ve never heard you
talk that way about Mario. What is wrong?” Naomi tells her that Mario’s lover
stopped by. Natalia says, “Are you sure? How do you know it was his lover?” Naomi
answers, “Because I just know things like that, no one has to tell me.” Natalia
shakes her head and sighs, “We are both victims of tyrants.” Btu the real
reason for Natalia’s visit is to warn Naomi regarding Regina. She can’t say the
details, but she knows that if Regina doesn’t support Alonso, she will be
attacked. Naomi has to protect Regina.
Cecilia is speaking with her mother on the phone and
Itsela wants to know why Cecelia didn’t tell her that her father was in the
hospital. Cecelia tells mom that she inadvertently ran into Mario’s wife over
there. Isela warns her that she is too close to the truth. “I ought to go over
there to see him one more time before he kicks the bucket” says Isela. Cecelia
says, “No that’s crazy.” Isela says, “So what is wrong, you sound worried.”
Cecelia says that it has to do with someone named Pacheco who is giving her
problems. “Oh yes”, says Isela, he was here at the Caberet. Is there anything I
can do to help you out?” Cecelia says, “No, let me handle it!” But too late,
Isela disconnects and who should appear behind her but Pacheco. She seems to
have a plan in mind.
Ignacio is at Teresa’s place and Ignacio is turning on
the charm with her. He starts flirting with her and tells her that she is
desirable and wants to have a personal relationship with her. He says he has
something planned for her.
The one lady at the shelter who seemed to recognize
Susana’s picture came to Daniela to tell her story. She knew that Susana and
other “girls” had something to do with a very powerful drug ring. She was a
cleaning lady for the place. A “police officer” used to go by and take bribes
from them to keep quiet. Then he asked what she knew and all of a sudden she
was out of a job. The next day everyone was gone from the apartments and she
had no idea what happened to everyone. The only thing she knew is that the
policeman was referred to as “El Cuervo.” She asks for protection.
In Alonso’s office, he and Mauro discuss what is
happening with the accusations. “I have to come out clean from all this.” Mauro
is going to make sure that the whole blame falls on De La Garza, the Health
Secretary. Mauro then says, “Hey have you seen the latest events your wife is
doing? It’s like she is on the campaign trail. Have you fixed up things with
her?” “No” says Alonso. “In fact, things are much worse.”
At the Caberet, Pacheco continues to “woo” Isela. She
knows he’s up to something so she plays along. They go to Isela’s apartment and
he is drinking pretty hard. He asks her to take off her clothes. She says that
she is “all his” and leads him on. (I can’t
wait to see where this is going
Regina arrives at the hospital as Natalia is leaving.
Natalia says something about her freedom being at risk if she doesn’t leave.
Naomi makes mention of someone else (Natalia) having it worse than she does.
Regina wants to see her father, but Naomi reminds her that he is to have no
visitors. “Well I’m not a visitor, I’m his daughter.”
“Hello, father. I
have to talk to you about something.” Mario says, “Be easy with me daughter, I’m
all hooked up to these tubes.” So Regina asks him, “I need the truth from you.
There is an ongoing scandal right now coming from the Secretary of Health. Are
you involved in these fraudulent activities?”
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