Tuesday, July 25, 2017
La Candidata Martes, 7/25/17 Chapter 31: Regina Renounces Her Party
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Yay! Noemí's demise was diverted for the moment and at least she found out the truth about that rat Mario from his own lips./ Natalia is pressing charges against Omar and could not be dissuaded by Alonso's self interest./Cecilia told Alonso off and never admitted to having sex with Emiliano./Omar had to spend the night in jail./Alonso correctly self labeling as a bad father, bad father and bad son.
Boo! Cecilia doing the deed with Emiliano./Regina wanting to go after Emiliano one more time when he left in a huff/Too much Teresa
I am truly disgusted but not surprised by Cecilia doing the deed with her nephew, yuk!!!
Omar is so pathetic, another disgusting character.
The MVP in this episode is Natalia, standing up for herself.
Teresa is also pathetic, whiney, lunatic, loser....
I had completely forgot about that video, Mario is such a devil.
So in summary Omar, Teresa, Mario, Cecilia, Lorena, Emiliano, Boo, boo, boo!!!!
Natalia, Regina Yay!!
Would this freak Mario out? He has no limits so far.
I am having difficulty believing that Alonso would allow Omar to get away with having abused Natalia like that. I think Dr Carreras needs to have a looooong talk with him.
Regina showing the video to Gerardo is going to cause him to sweep his apartment to find the cameras. Will he suspect Mario? Maybe not right away. Regina should also think about this. What will be interesting is how Teresa reacts to this. Will she even care?
Of course, the first important thing about this video is that it will further delay the union of Regina and Gerardo so when that finally does happen the network better not censor it.
I've been away at a place with no internet capabilities (incredibly, such things actually DO still exist! Who knew???) and, my first full morning back at home I wanted to come on here and pull up a seat on your patio (after, of course, having spent a good bit of time before bed last night apprising myself of the situation and general conversation of the fine folks here on the patio... which- seeing as it was my first night spent back at home- is I think hardly a good example as to what 'priorities' are but, hey! they're my priorities, right?? ;-) Anyway, nice to 'see' you all again!
Regarding this: Omar is a beast, isn't he? A man who obviously had a great deal of power and influence when he was young, spry, and in the prime of his life, and now that he's well, NOT, is reduced to the most bestial, primitive (i.e.- brute violence, thuggishness) ways that he can still be 'the biggest kid on the block', of course doing so to the most vulnerable people he can. Talk about the dangers of a dying empire, personified in this man. He's nasty, disgusting, and pathetic (but not in any way that could elicit any semblance of pity for the man).
Marcia is interesting, I find. If only because she is, essentially, a normal girl- flawed, some might even say inclined to some of the negative (i.e.- money-grubbing, opportunistic, willing to disobey moral, decent, or human regards at times if it suits her purpose, etc.), but about how many people in this world could you also say that about? What I find interesting about her is that you have this (for better or worse) fundamentally 'normal' girl who is in a world that is anything BUT 'normal', and is waking up to this. It could be said that she is getting a crash course (the 'Dummies' guide, if it were) of a world that Natalia, Noemi were brought into gradually until- by the time that they became aware of it- it was their life- and for varying reasons (family, fear, perhaps borne out of the awareness that they are women who would be rebelling against a fundamentally very violent 'male' world in which their value is relatively insignificant but also perhaps a fear of the unknown should they DO try and rebel, guilt and manipulation, a sense it's their own fault, etc., etc.) they COULD not get out of it. What I find interesting about the world that Giselle Gonzalez has taken us into now in regards to the people in this story, is how acutely she makes us aware of, basically ALL of the women in this and their situation *BANG!* right at this moment, and how interestingly she delineates the responses to the same situation of being a woman in a horrifying 'male' world. If you stop to think about it, it could be said that the entire theme of this story is, really, about women and their realities, with politics merely a backdrop for this. Think of it like this:
Noemi: Aware of the horrible world that she lives in and around- basically (meaning, without knowing EXACTLY what it is in detail). Drinks to deal with said horrible reality, as well as to avoid it.
Natalia: Aware of the horrible world that she lives in and around. Tried to be the best that she could in it, quietly, so that it wouldn't hurt her and her life directly. Her husband- PERSONALLY- is making that an impossibility, through absolutely no fault of her own. Recognizing that (and being a very healthy and well-balanced, rational, good-hearted person), she is attempting to find ways to deal with this in order to save herself.
Regina: Was never TRULY aware of the world that she lived in and around. This story is about her fierce awakening.
Marcia: New to this world and as such playing a very minor part in it but, like Regina, gradually awakening to it, and trying to figure out what she can do about it for herself- her sanity, life on the greater scale, but also things like the person that she is, AND the things that she may NEED in life, as well. But also, of course, is trying to do this with the very limited experience that she has, as well as the comparatively limited tools that she has at her disposal to use.
Magda: Subservient to the world around her, whatever it is.
Isela: Fully aware of the world that she lives in and around. Doesn't like it, but- opportunistic and self-serving to the core, recognized that 'if ya can't beat 'em, join 'em'. Fully embraced the darkness and is now one with it, whilst still vituperating against it. Whether she was before she entered into this world or not is unfortunately now entirely irrelevant, Isela is dead of soul and black on the inside. She is aware that there are SOME feelings of motherhood and humanity that she should bring out at times, but now is so completely unaware of what they are in her or how to do that. Perhaps because of this, she is bitter towards this world, to the extent that she will use her daughter in whatever way she can to lash out against- NOT, of course, 'it'- but against the things that HAVEN'T succumbed to it (morality, the law, Regina, Noemi, Emiliano, impressionable youth), let alone embrace it as she has.
Cecilia: The human pinata. Beaten about at all sides by everyone around her who were supposed to nurture, care, respect her, and show her that the world is a good place and that she and life are valuable. Both these people were wholly unwilling and/or unable to do this, so she has none of those things to the point that she doesn't even know what they ARE... just that she doesn't have them, never has had them, while she seems that EVERY F**KING OTHER PERSON in the world does in some degree, certainly much more than she has. As such, a little bit of SOMETHING goes a long way with Cecilia, something which both of her parents in their own way take advantage of and exploit for their best interests- Mario because he's inherently an evil person, Isela because (whatever her rationale for being so may be) she is an opportunistic one. As such, she is fully aware of the world that she lives in and around. She is also, fully one with it. The difference with Cecilia is that- while it is the only thing that she knows and as such is now a complete MASTER at it (being taught by two of the best, she is as fluent in this horrible world as anyone can be)... she is aware that it is a horrible thing.
Teresa- A complete and total narcissist. Unaware of the horrible world that she lives in and around, and could care less about it or anything else. The only world she knows, thinks of, and cares about is her world and hers alone. Which makes that world as dangerous for anybody who comes even close to it than the worst aspects of pretty much any other.
Again, best wishes to you all... :-)
Too soon to tell whether Marcia is a survivor or not. Two others before her are dead (Florencia and Susanna).
Isela is a lost cause and now that she's committed incest so is Cecelia. When the truth about her relationship to Regina comes to light this will drive Emiliano over the edge.
Noemi and Natalia are in a position to learn from Regina, but we can't predict yet whether they will. Noemi seemed stuck in the toxic mindset of the 50s... and lots of women took tranquilizers and drank in secret back then.
So how long is it going to take Mario to murder Noemi?
As for Cecelia, she should just blurt out, "Soy tu tia" to Emiliano. That will put the damper on his passions.
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