Wednesday, June 14, 2017
La Candidata, 6/14/17 Chapter 10: Cecilia and Alonso's Rendezvous
Mauro approaches Mario, Mario says
“I think we have Omar were we want him, look for Javier’s partner and find out everything about Javier Guzman”Mario will have to get close to Natalia in order to get more info. Mauro then informs Mario that Natalia is at the Governor’s house because she had a problem with Omar.
“Is everything ok with mom?”
“No she escaped from the clinic, she came to my office and caused a scandal, you know she told me that you said I had an affair with Regina”
“Forgive me; forgive me that was not my intention”
Gerardo informs her that Tere now wants Xi to go back to live with her. Xi does not want to. Gerardo tells her to go to Tere and tell her that everything was a lie. Xi agrees to do that.
At Alonso’s office Cecilia continues with her ideas and says that she will try to divert the news to another topic. She will use a journalist “friend” to help change the topic. Alonso is pleased with that idea; Pacheco is not sure and makes a snarky remark about her “friend” not being reliable. Alonso gets upset at Pacheco and tells him that now Pacheco will do the news conference, essentially tossing him to the wolves. Alonso tells Cecilia “give Pacheco your notes so that he knows what to say”. Pacheco not pleased.
Velez is at Regina’s discussing the fact that now Alonso is supporting the Universal law to help protect families and children (Regina’s proposed law), but he does not believe that the business men will be happy to support it. Regina reassures him. He also says that in their meeting with Alonso he tried to convince the labor union to support his candidacy for president.
Noemi and Mario get to the Governor’s house, Natalia opens door and assumes that they know she lives there now.
“What are you going to do? I’ve always told you, that you are the best. I have told you to get out from under Alonso’s shadow, you have a brilliant career”
“One other thing, I don’t like that woman”
“Yes that woman, I don’t trust her”
Regina is at Hugo’s to apologize for Emi’s behavior. Hugo’s mom does not want her apologies. She tells Regina that Hugo is being tormented by Emi and the entire student body, but sadly Hugo still loves his friend. She asks that Regina and her family stay away from Hugo.
Emi walks into his house sees his grandparents and does not respectfully address them.
Mario follows him and goes to reprimand him. Mario tells him to stop blaming others for his problems.
“Then who do I blame?”
“Yourself, we all are responsible for our actions and when you act without thinking these things happen”
“Am I not allowed to make a mistake?”
“Of course you are”
Pacheco holds his press conference and tells the wolves not to jump to any conclusion, ends it there and the press begins a commotion.
Of to the side Hernan tells Cecilia that he’s not buying it and he will investigate to find the truth.
“Why do you ask?”
“That woman is a climber”
“No she is worse than that”
“But we need the business men they own everything”
“I know that you have something going with Regina but you have to think that this is your moment.”
“Some cash to get their casino owners permit approved.”
“Get dirty Gerardo, this is politics, we are in Mexico man!”
“Please help me I don’t want to stay here”
“I will talk to her, stay there tonight”
Regina gets home and wants to talk to Emi. Her mom tells her to “breathe”
“You need a friend here”
“Are you going to be that friend?”
“Think about it”
“About how you are using the labor union and they rescinded their support of me because you called them, you are playing dirty”
"I don’t like your tone of voice”
“And I don’t like to be betrayed”
Gerardo is trying to get Tere on the phone, but she does not pick up because she is at her happy place. The casino.
“You either end this or you are over, you choose”
Tere is at the Casino having a momentary winning streak.
Emi is telling Xi he can’t go to party because he is punished. Xi has her way with words and convinces him to disobey and go to the party. It works she convinces him.
Gerardo calls Ximena, who is now dressed to go party, he says he can’t get a hold of Tere.
“Is she there with you?”
“I’ve been waiting for you”
“What did you want to talk about?”
“More than talk, I want something else”
“I thought we were going to talk about work”
“I want this to be part of your Job”
“To relax the Governor”
Alonso pulls her close and kisses her. She lets him. She says she doesn’t want to get involved with a married man.
Alonso asks Cecilia to remove her clothes slowly, and she begins to do so.
So why does an unwilling Ximena have to go and stay with her mother? Sacrifice your child for an addict? A bad call, from Gerardo.
Eventhough Emiliano and Ximena are both annoying, their parents are far from exemplary in their roles including Regina and Gerardo.
Anything good in Mario's lecture to Emiliano was dwarfed by the fact that we know he had Florecia killed. Disgusting!
I could not believe that Alonso called Regina on her tone of voice. Yay! She sure let him have it.
Funny: Omar only drinks with his friends. Evidently Mario is not one of them.
Creepy striptease in the gov's office,
I wonder how Teresa's bills are getting paid. She lives in what may have been her parents' home and it looks like she pawned a family heirloom to go to the casino. Maybe her parents knew what she was like and put the money in a trust so the bills are paid by their attorney.
BTW, that wasn't a punch thrown at Regina; Teresa was trying to scratch her eyes out. Good for Regina that she didn't let that rattle her.
If I were Gerardo I'd put Ximena in a convent for what she just did. This girl can't be right in the head herself: She doesn't want to live with her feckless, narcissistic mother -- which is understandable -- but tells her mother that Gerardo is having an affair with Regina. She is more than old enough to know that this will cause more serious problems than they already have. Being stuck in Teresa's house with her is the least she deserves for this.
Emiliano needs a shrink, but I can't see that happening anytime soon because of the attitudes of Alonso and both grandfathers (whose feelings about shrinks must be worse than Alonso's).
Hernan is dead right about Cecelia; she is still a whore. Only this time she isn't dealing in cash for her favors because she's playing for higher stakes. That was no veiled threat she threw at Magda, who might be the only positive force in Alonso's political career at this point; she will find a way to get rid of her.
I can't wait to see the next episode. It is actually too early for Regina to catch Cecelia with Alonso, but the tension makes for a good cliffhanger.
I agree there are two on the body count, but there are many more casualties due to the irresponsible behavior, corrupt shenanigans and ill placed priorities of many of the "adults" in this TN.
While the opening credits the folks are mostly in grey, the end credits show them mostly in black. So I guess that means this story is just going to get darker.
Complicated story--shifting loyalties, politics, betrayal, adultery, murder, sex, brats, LOVE IT. Odd that every one of those nouns were applied to Vino, but what a difference! I think the only thing Vino didn't have was nosy investigative reporters.
Of course I noticed the frontal-opening zipper dress, but had no idea Cecelia was going to get asked to unzip it herself. Yeah, too early for Regina to find them. Will she run into Gerardo first?
Speaking of the clothing--it's easier, so far, than most tns, to determine the length of the day. I think this is two episodes Regina has been wearing the blue/white A-line and Cecelia has been in the zippered up front.
Seeibg Mario and Omar go at it was amazing. These teo really have an onscreen presence that is unfallible. Omar may know why Mario wanted him with a prostitute: blackmail.
I have to aay that Mario is a slimeball but the advice was solid. Emiliano has a long way to go before hes okay because he may have to contend with his parents as rival political candidates.
Im glad Regina stood her ground again. You go girl!
Ximena and Emiliano right now....Zzzzzzz......
Daniela is impertinent but Im loving her friendship with Regina. Gerardo needs a Daniela, not a Gerardo.
Im hoping Regina catchea Cecelia and Alonso. Too soon? Lol
Oh! Im shocked Hernan is a little surprised to know Cecelia uses sex as currency. He started the game first.
BTW--In my version of the episode, just to clarify, I didn't hear Regina tell Gerardo not to touch her. I did see her wheel and take off down the hall.
"---Gerardo asks Tere to leave, and she obliges but not before trying to land a punch on Regina. Wow. Gerardo tries to apologize to Regina, but all she can do is yell at him not to touch her and storms off."
Not critical at any rate, I just want to put it out there that I don't think Regina is angry at Gerardo for this little confrontation--unless I heard wrong. It did affect her, big time. It's too bad, especially after the two of them had such a relaxed time (as someone mentioned) over their dinner.
Ignacio is right, though, Gerardo needs to be careful--there are cameras everywhere.
Sandie--my recap will be very late, just so you know.
Add that to Emiliano's bullying, Omar's and Mario's power plays, Cecelia's duplicity and ALonso's backstabbing and she's just frustrated that it's something else on her plate that she shouldn't and won't have time to deal with.
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