At the hospital, Regina continues to grill her father
Mario about his involvement with this healthcare scandal. He tries to pin it on
Omar and says, “It’s just business.” Then she asks him about Cecelia. “Who is
Cecelia, really Dad?” His machines start going faster and Mario starts getting
more uncomfortable. The doctor comes in to scold Regina and ask her to leave
because Mario is prohibited from having visitors because he is much too weak to
handle any kind of stress. Reluctantly, she leaves his room.
Regina comes out to see her mother there, and Noemi
accuses her of trying to kill her father. But here comes Alonso. Regina gives
him that looks that shows she is not pleased with his presence there. The two
of them go off to talk.
Mauro is having a “friendly” meeting with the Secretary
of Health, De La Garza. He wants to pressure the good Secretary to admit to
fraud, something he is not guilty of, so that the Governor Alonso keeps his
hands clean. If he agrees, he will get to retire nicely in Miami after he has
served his time in prison. Seems Mauro has the entire scoop on the Secretary,
everything about his family, his wife, and his kids. He knows the names of his
kids’ teachers and the fact they are going vacation in Los Cabos. He also knows
which exclusive spa/fitness center his wife is a member at. “It would be just
too bad,” says Mauro, “if they all ended up having a terrible accident. But you
will be in prison, so it won’t matter. Think about it.”
At Isela’s place, her “girls” take pictures of a nearly
nude Pacheco with themselves. They go off and Isela comes to his side as he
wakes up. She tells him he just fell asleep as he must have been tired. But
then the scene pans over to a previous scene where Isela drugged Pacheco’s
drink to put him in this condition.
In Gerardo’s office, Ignacio tells him that he was over
at Gerardo’s home. Gerardo is not too thrilled over this and says, “And what
are you doing with my personal private business? Who put you up to this?”
Ignacio says, “Morales”. Gerardo says, “Look, I don’t like any of you going
behind my back.” Ignacio says, “We did it all for you. We want to protect your
candidacy.” Gerardo tells him, “Look I’m not going to make my candidacy a lie.
Teresa is not my wife and we are divorced. And if they ask me, I’m going to
tell them.” Ignacio then says, “Teresa is sick, the people are going to see her
as a victim in all this and you are going to lose votes over this.” Ignacio
goes on to say, “We have negotiated that she stays in your house and we have
hired a psychiatric nurse for the night. This is all for our party, so that she
won’t get into trouble. This is a lot better than putting her in a psychiatric
hospital.” Gerardo is not happy about this at all.
In the hospital cafeteria, Alonso and Regina begin
talking. He says, “Boy, it’s sure been a long time since we have shared a cup
of coffee together.” Regina says, “It was surely before you went from bad to
worse.” She looks at him sternly. Then Alonzo says, “When did you decide to go
against your family?” Regina looks at him and says, “What? Me against my
family?” Alonso says, “Yes, you have put yourself in front of me and my
candidacy. Don’t you think this is too much?” “I already know what you are up
to” says Regina. “In order to achieve what you want with your candidacy, you
have to get me out of the way first.” Alonso says, “No, you are wrong. I just
want us to be together in this. Please think about what you are doing. You are
destroying your family with your ambition. What is more important, your
candidacy, or your son, your husband, and yoru family? What do you say, Regina?
I know you better than anyone. You are the one who wants to serve the people
with the law so that they can have better lives, right?” Regina nods and says, “Exactly.
That is what I studied in school about, how I prepared my life, and that’s why
I became a senator.” Alonso then says, “Then why would you risk all of that? We
could do all of this together as a couple.” Regina explains that she has her
own ambition. Then she looks at Alonso and says, “Why don’t you just admit that
you don’t want me to be a candidate because you want to be President.”
Hernán goes to see Cecelia and he tells her that it’s
over. He promises he is going to unmask her to the world. She cries about how
he is like all other men, just wants to sleep with her and how the whole world
is really manipulating her. Magda stands in the doorway. –
Mauro, who had left Health Secretary De La Garza sitting
on the couch comes back and says, “Do we have deal or not?” De La Garza makes
his demands. He wants the best lawyer and he only wants one year in prison. He also
wants his family protected financially and physically. De La Garza says, “If
you are going to put my head in the guillotine, then I want to have some say
about what happens to my head. This will not be for free, do you understand?”
Mauro nods and looks like they have a deal.
Cecelia decides to confide in Magda. Magda comes over and
says they really have a lot in common. First Cecelia thinks that Magda and
Alonso had been together. But Magda says, “Oh no, not Alonso. He’s young enough
to be my son. It’s his father Omar, he was the grand love of my life. I’ve
never been able to love anyone else. I also have a son with him.” (Well this is a surprise
.) She goes on
and looks at Cecelia and says, “And you, it seems you are repeating my story.
You are in love with him, aren’t you?” Cecelia says, “I can’t stop thinking
about it. I just want to take care of him. Will you help me?”
At the elder San Roman residence Natalia reads by a lamp
when Omar comes in and wants to know when she is coming to bed. Natalia says, “So
are going to tell me when I should go to bed? Do I also need permission to go
to the bathroom?” Omar says, “So why do you talk to me that way? Can’t we just
live together in peace? Is it that difficult to fix up our situation?” (Dream on Omar!
) Natalia gets up from her
chair and says, “You are a PSYCHOPATH! You beat me up. You hold me prisoner in
my own home. You have a guard over me 24 hours a day. And you think we are
going save this relationship?” Omar says, “Have it your way, love.” “Very well”,
says Natalia, “whatever you say, Omar. But I’m never going to sleep with you. I
prefer death to ever sleeping with you ever again.”
Later at dinner time, Alonso and Regina are in their
dining room and Regina says she is going to spend the night at the hospital to
give her mother a break. Emiliano comes in and says he’s going out for the
night. Regina protests, but Alonso tells Emiliano to take the car. (Oh boy, what a great dad
! I’m surprised Emiliano doesn’t already have
his own Porsche or something.
) But then Alonso sends a tail after him. Regina
tells Alonso that he doesn’t support her. She is angry and says she prefers to
go to bed alone.
At the Martinez home, as Gerardo sits on the couch, in
comes Teresa in a black negligee. “What’s going on”, says Teresa. “I’ve been
waiting for you for a long time in the bedroom.” But Gerardo, not even the
least bit interested says, “I’m going to sleep in the guestroom.” Teresa,
undaunted by that says, “Well then I’m going to the guestroom.” She walks out
and Gerardo is looking pensive. He looks at his phone and calls Regina who is
alone in her room. He says he just wanted to call and say goodnight. He says he
loves her and has since he first looked in her eyes.
Emiliano takes Ximena to park somewhere and looks like
they are going to have a good time. But the “tail” is watching.
The next morning at breakfast, Alonso says to Emiliano, “So
last night, did you go out with the Martinez girl?” Emiliano looks up at his
dad and says, “So did you have me followed or what?” Alonso says, “It doesn’t
matter, it’s your life. But keep in mind she is the daughter of my competition
in politics.” Emiliano gets up to leave, but Alonso asks him not to be seeing
the Martinez girl. But Emiliano has one question, “Did my mother have anything
to do with Florencia’s death?” Before he actually answers, he silently implies
she did by saying that his mom has done everything for him, but Regina walks
in. Regina and Alonzo start to argue a bit and an angry Emiliano decides to
leave for school.
At the government building Hernán and Pacheco exchange
some words together. He asks Pacheco what is being investigated, but Pacheco
says that he doesn’t know whether he can be trusted. He walks away, Ignacio
approaches, while Regina walks in. Pacheco says something to Regina about
Cecelia and the two (Pacheco and Ignacio) walk off. Walking further on, Regina
bumps into Gerardo and they say good morning. He smiles says, “I wish every day
would start this way with us together.” She sighs and rolls her eyes, walks
past him saying, “Oh please!” She turns to him and says something about “do you
know where we are at?” in reference to their place of work and the things they
are supposed to be accomplishing. Then he says something about life and homes
and Regina didn’t seem to understand (and
neither did I
). Gerardo’s phone rings and he says it’s his office and he
has to run. She says she will talk with him later.
Cecelia comes into the office and is greeted by Magda.
Magda tells Cecelia that Larreta, the party chief has met with Regina. Cecelia
wants to know how Magda knows all this and Magda explains that she knows ALL
the secretaries there. Cecelia excitedly goes to tell Alonso and they both have
made a deal to take care of each other in this business. She thanks Magda and
Magda says she just wants to see Alonso in the Presidency.
In Regina’s office, she and Daniela are going over some
work and Daniela says something going for the candidacy. Regina says, “What
options do I have?” Daniela says, “You have Gerardo. You have to negotiate with
him. I could meet with Larreta again.” “Now that’s the attitude, Regina!” Regina
says, “I’m glad to have you as a friend.” But Daniela says, “I’m more than your
friend, I’m a big fan!”
Pacheco gives Gerardo the proof that Mario Barcenas
bought up all the vaccine supply of H1N1 and was going to resell it at a much
higher price. Gerardo say, “The father in law of the Governor, oh no.” He rubs
his hands together and sighs. He says he needs more. Pacheco says he needs a
deal first and leaves the room. Ignacio and Gerardo talk and Gerardo says to
Ignacio that Pacheco is dangerous. “That’s why we need him”, says Ignacio, “because
we need someone who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty.” As they leave,
Ignacio tells Pacheco they have a deal.”
Regina catches Gerardo outside and asks for his support
for the law she is trying to get passed. He tells her that she cares about the
law, but he really cares about her. Now he starts getting political and loyal
to his party and won’t give her his support. He tells her that she is
cooperating with a lot of corruption and lets her know that her father is in on
it. He walks off and she stops him and asks about why he called her and said
that he was still in love with her. Now he is accusing her father of such
corruption without proof. Regina says he’s being exactly the way Alonso is
doing. But Gerardo says, “I don’t play dirty!” Then Teresa, wearing a nice red
dress, barges in and says, “Oh am I interrupting?” But Regina turns around and
says, “The Senator and I are finished.” Regina walks away. Teresa seems to know
about the corruption scandal Mario is involved in. Gerardo says to her, “Since
when are you interested in politics?” Teresa says, “Since you are running for
President and I get to be First Lady.”
At the elder San Roman home, Natalia is getting ready to
go out and Omar says, “And where are you going?” Natalia says she is going to
the hospital to see Mario.” Omar wants to know since when she is so interested
in Mario. So Natalia says it’s really to keep Noemi company. Omar sends his chauffer
to guard Natalia.
A press conference is taking place and Gerardo is in the
middle of it. He is exposing the matter about the corruption regarding the
vaccine supply prices being highly inflated because of Mario Barcenas.
Meanwhile, Alonso is watching the whole thing and is angry. Cecelia asks if he
thinks Regina might be involved in this but Alonso doesn’t think so. He does
tell Cecelia that he needs a woman like her by his side, supporting him. She is
Regina complains to Daniela about what Gerardo said and
did. But Daniela, says that she doesn’t believe that Gerardo did this out of
malice, that there must be some real strong suspicions about him. Daniela
reminds her that they need to go see Senora Galindo, the lady from the shelter,
the one who knew Susana.
Cecelia goes to see Magda and wants information on
Laretta. She tells her to go see Lorena Sanchez, the secretary of education.
But who is she? Magda says, “Oh she’s one of us.” Cecelia says, “But what do
you mean?” Magda tells her finally, “She’s Larreta’s lover!”
Daniela and Regina arrive at Señora Galindo’s place,
several flights of stairs up. At first, she doesn’t want to cooperate, because
she says she doesn’t know anything. Regina just wants to know who the police
officer was. Señora Galindo does not want this man to find out that she said
anything as she is afraid for her life. She promises to help her and pass the
law that will help her child. She just wants to find out what happened to
Susana, that’s all.
Isela arrives at the hospital to see Mario, but the
doctor tells her no visitors. She pleads with the doctor to just tell him that
Isela is here to see him and he will want to see her. Natalia is in the
background watching and tells her chauffer to take her to the governor’s house.
Cecelia wants another favor from Hernán. “How many more
favors are you going to want?” says Hernán. He wants a little bit of sex for a
favor but Cecelia has other ideas as things are quite complicated. She says
that Hernán is her only friend, she likes him, but at this time in her life, oh
well, she says “forget it.” But this makes Hernán say, “Well what do you need?”
She tells him she needs him to investigate Lorena Sanchez. She wants to talk to
her and doesn’t want to incriminate Alonso. De La Garza, that traitor is the
one who should be punished.
Meanwhile, Alonso has De La Garza in his office and tells
him if he doesn’t obey, he will send him and his family to the cemetery. He is
offering him a year in prison and then a happy life afterward. If not, he is
signing his death warrant for his funeral. Alonso tells him his offer expires
in half an hour.
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