“No they are not
just excuses, I can’t think about just me and you shouldn’t either”
“We both decided
to make separate lives, and this can have consequences not just for us but for
“We can’t be
Are you happy in your life?”
“What kind of a
life is that?”
“It’s the life I
Gerardo tells her that this is an
opportunity they are getting and they should not let it pass them again.
As Alma is coming out of the
senate building, Roke grabs her by the arm and tells her that Isela wants to
see her. Alma is deathly afraid, and tries to get away, but to no avail. Roke
is a big guy.
Magda is trying to reassure
Alonso that everyone will be there, but Alonso knows better. He whines about
how Omar and Regina will not be there and the news media will devour the news.
He calls Mauro and asks to be communicated with the president, yells at Mauro
that no one will disappoint him.
Hernan is chasing Cecilia; she
does not want to talk to him. She is hurt that he suspects her of Pacheco’s
death. All he wants is to help her out but she is shutting him out. She tells
him she is busy with all of the Governor’s event, the press accreditations,
briefings, etc. etc. Hernan tells her fine, but tonight he will be at her
apartment for answers and won’t leave even if the Governor shows up.
Alma is at Isela’s getting
grilled, Isela tells her that she is a traitor and that she should go ahead and
continue talking to the senator, but she
needs to understand that they will use her and then abandon her and she will
have no one to turn to because she has betrayed her “family”. Alma looks around
and sees a menacing Roke peering in thru the window just to make the point that
she is indeed in trouble.
Alonso is on the phone with who I
assume is the president and he is saying that he knows he has his support, but
he wants everyone else to perceive that.
A knock at the door Emiliano walks in and hears the rest of his father’s
end of the conversation. As Alonso continues to tell the person on the other
end that he has to show his support. He hangs up and walks over to Emi. He
tells him that they are in a firestorm, and that it is up to him to make sure
the event is a success.
Regina continues at Gerardo’s
office. She changes the subject and begins to tell him about the issue of
Nayeli buying the pills, and possibly selling them as well. She lets him know
about the drug fest they had at her house. Gerardo says he will talk to
Ignacio. Then he changes conversation and asks Regina if she is going to
Alonso’s campaign launch. She does not get a chance to answer because Daniela
knock’s to announce that Mario is waiting for her.
Regina says “tell him to wait”
but of course no one makes Mario wait, and he Waltzes in and chides her “since
when do you make me wait” oh wait “I get it you are inviting the opposition to
your husband’s campaign launch” Gerardo at that moment excuses himself and
leaves Mario with Regina.
Now it’s Mario’s turn to go on
the attack. He begins by telling her what is wrong with you, “you are here
talking to the man that attacks me, attacks your husband without reason”
“What is going
on with him Regina?”
“Is it because
of that man that you are not going to the most important moment of your
husband’s political career?”
At Omar’s house, wrangling part
deux, Magda goes to talk to Omar about Alonso’s campaign launch. And of course,
Omar plays the victim and says “oh now he remembers me, instead of defending me
against his mother, he believes all the lies she tells” then he goes on to sing
the same song about being cheated on, and how humiliated he is, and blah blah
blah, Magda does her best to try to convince him to go to Alonso’s campaign
launch and Omar says have his mother and wife support him. “It seems Regina is
not going, are you going to do this to him today in front of the whole world?”
At Gerardo’s office Ignacio is
informing Gerardo that they have a witness that confirms that Cecilia has ties
to prostitution, drugs
“It is a bomb,
we need it right now”
“We don’t need
any more smoke and mirrors, we need facts, certainty”
Gerardo takes him into his office
and tells him about Nayeli, buying and distributing drugs.
“No, no who told
found them in Emi’s bedroom with other friends all drugged out”
At Alonso’s office he is grooming
Emiliano to be his weapon against Regina. Emiliano says he doesn’t understand
why Regina is so selfish and does not support Alonso’s campaign for president.
They continue the chit chat and Alonso convinces Emi that maybe Regina needs
her son to remind her that she should support Alonso.
At Regina’s she tells Mario that
she knows Alonso sent him to convince her to show up to the launch for his
candidacy for president. He denies that he was sent there by Alonso, but
regardless he tells Regina that if she does not go to the Event, the news media
will not be discussing Alonso’s campaign for president but instead will be
talking about how his wife does not support him.
“Is that the
advice that the idiot Gerardo gives you?”
“I will not
allow you to insult Gerardo”
“How dare you
come here to give me any advice?”
“I am your
father and have more experience in this than you do; you are wrong get away
from that man and come back to your family”
They continue to argue, and Mario
says you should do this for your family. She says what family are you talking
about, “It’s incredible how you are never present, but you are always aware of
what goes on with Alonso and with me. You are always in the shadows,
manipulating everything and being accused of horrendous acts.
“I do what I can for you and your
husband so you can be successful, sometimes that means doing complex things
that I do not regret”
“Oh yes you help but only partial
help, for example, El Curevo is in Jail and has been processed but we still
don’t know what happened to Susana”
“El Curevo confessed that Susana
left the country, she was scared and ran away”
“see for every question I have an
“oh well, thank you for your help
and for your answers”
“but the blindfold has fallen off
and that is why I am, skeptical about supporting Alonso”
Mauro is fuming about a
cancellation to the event, and others
have not even answered the invitation,
he asks Cecilia how it’s going with the Media and she confirms that only a few
small news sources have confirmed. They are freaking out when Larreta walks in
and says that they better postpone the announcement, because they are going to
be humiliated with Omar and Regina not supporting him, and worse of all the
party will be the laughing stock.
Ignacio is telling Daniela that
he will not let Regina get away with anything, Daniela says
“you should be
thankful that Regina opened your eyes to what your Daughter is up to”
“I don’t need
advice about my parental qualities or how I run my family”
He continues spewing venom and
reminds Daniela that due to Emiliano a young woman was murdered. Daniela tells
him he has no idea what he is saying, always accusing without any evidence.
At that moment Emiliano is
wandering the hallway and Ignacio grabs him by the shirt and tells him to stay
away from his daughter. Emi is shell shocked. She hulk gets in the middle and
pushes Ignacio away, tells Emi not to pay any attention to Ignacio.
Emi walks away with his tail
between his legs, and goes into Regina’s office. She gets up glad to get a
visit from her son, but he is there on “official family business” but first he
tells her his encounter with Ignacio and says, “nothing happened Daniela saved
me, but you told him something about last night right?”
Mauro and Cecilia walk into Alonso’s
to postpone the announcement”
Alonso explodes and tells them
that Omar will be there and that Emiliano is at this moment talking to Regina.
Everything will be a success.
“The next time
you doubt me I will fire you both”
Ignacio approaches Ximena at
school and asks about his daughter “I want to ask you about my daughter, what
do you know about her friends is it true that she is selling that junk?” Ximena
suggests that he talk to his daughter about that.
Noemi comes over to tell Natalia
that Mario will come by to pick them up for the Event. Natalia says she is
nervous about seeing Omar again. Noemi reassures her, she will be with her the
whole time and Omar will never touch her again.
Emiliano is arguing with Regina
about getting into his business, he wants her to stay away from his friends,
and from his women. Regina argues that she is doing it to protect him. He is
abusing drugs and she won’t allow it. They continue to argue, and then Emiliano
arguing, I just came here so you can accompany me to dad’s announcement”
“sorry to disappoint
you, but I am not going”
At Isela’s, Mario arrives and
Isela informs him that she has handled Alma already, “you eliminated her?”
“Isela they are
prostitutes they will do the will of whoever pays the most”
“I will handle
her just give me the address”
Isela refuses and says these are
her girls and she will handle it. The reason she called him over was because
Ignacio is trying to destroy Cecilia
Ignacio is doing his best detective work and is spying on his daughter.
He gets a call from Teresa who is suffering
from cabin fever, she needs to get out. Ignacio can’t come right now he
is busy handling a problem related to his daughter.
Tere calls him trash and Ignacio
says you are selfish and all you care about is you. At that moment he sees his
daughter get in a car with a young man.
He hangs up on Tere. She’s not
Emiliano doing his best to guilt
Regina into going to the event. He accuses her of never doing anything for
Alonso or for Emi. “If you don’t do it for dad, do it for me, think about my
future, and the future of this country” He walks out on her leaving, hurt and
Cecilia asks Magda to please
handle passing out the credentials to the press. Magda tells her to go change,
because she should create an impact as part of her strategy
At Gerardo’s office he receives a
call from Regina, she will come over. This is overheard by his secretary
Nieves. He asks that they not be
disturbed when the Senator comes over.
As Nieves walks out, hurricane
Tere makes a landing
At a bar Mario meets with Almiro,
asks if anything has surfaced from the cameras installed at Gerardo’s house.
Almiro says nothing yet.
“I want you to
handle one more thing, I want you to find out what Ignacio , Gerardo’s chief of
the press is up to”
I want you to follow him, find
something we can use, this time don’t screw it up. I want him far away from my
At the senate building Emiliano
is picked up by his father. He could not wait to find out what Regina said. Emi
informs him that Regina is not going, then Alonso begins to accuse him of not
doing his part. Emiliano says he tried his best.
“if your mom
doesn’t go it’s because you did not keep your word”
“I am fed up
with you guys”
Alonso continues to yell at him
and wants to know exactly what Regina said.
At Gerardo’s Tere is asking him
for money. Gerardo won’t give her any because she has everything she needs and
she does not need to go to the casino. And from now on anything that you handle
with Ignacio you will handle with me.
“you are selfish
because you don’t give me what I need, you just want to get rid of me so you
can continue to go to bed with Regina”
she says she will go ask her and
walks out of the office, with Gerardo chasing after her. In the hallway she
runs into Regina and begins to accuse her of having an affair with her husband.
She raises her voice and says let everyone find out that you guys are having an
Gerardo orders her to leave, as
she does Regina walks back into her office. Leaving Gerardo to handle all of
the looks from their coworkers.
Ignacio continues to follow his
daughter in the car with the young man. They make a stop at a seedy side of
town. And two drug dealers approach the young man asking for their money. The
young man says he did not get the money yet, news that is not well received by
the drug dealers. One of them takes out a gun and shoots the young man dead as
Nayeli watches from the passenger side of the car. She screams in panic, and
begins to run out of the car. Ignacio is witnessing all of this. The drug dealer
grabs Nayeli by the neck and places her head on the hood of the car with the
gun pointed at her temple. Ignacio has at this time run out of his car and is
yelling “NO, NO, leave her, shoot me” as you hear sirens in the background.
“You are going to pay everything
that is owed to us” Nayeli is screaming, the drug dealer hears the sirens and
leaves Nayeli and takes off.The police arrive and take her,
throw her in the back of the police car, and the other young man that was in
the car with Nayeli is also placed in the same squad car. No handcuffs, no
search for weapons, just throws them both in the car as they take-off, Ignacio
was screaming, “she is my daughter, what did you do?” Police car leaves all he
can do is say calm down.
Gerardo walks into his office,
sad. Daniela is consoling Regina in her office.
Alonso takes Emi to his office
still yelling at him.
Jose arrives at the Governor’s house,
he is waiting for Natalia. He is just trying to do his job. But if she want’s
today will be the last day she sees him. She accepts that he takes her to the
event, and he says I just want to take care of you, she ignores him and walks
Mauro is on the phone trying to
convince people to come. Alonso walks in and says that the only way to get
those people to move is with money.
“fill up that
hall, and doesn’t matter how much it costs, it’s not our money anyway”
Almiro drives up to were Ignacio
was left after her daughter was taken away. Almiro offers to fix his daughter’s
problems and to erase her criminal record. Ignacio knowing how the game is
“for you to stop
The third strike comes to convince
Regina to go to Alonso’s event. Noemi, is there to prevent her from making the
same mistake twice. Referring to Gerardo Martinez, who is a “nobody” “You
deserve a better man in your life and that man is your husband”
Cecilia comes into the office
where Emiliano is waiting for Alonso.
She is wearing a white dress and looks beautiful. Emi sees her and
begins to complement her A la Alonso, and Cecilia thanks him and says he is exactly
like his father. (she doesn’t know how right she is). Alonso walks in and
complements her on how beautiful she looks.
At Regina’s, she tells Noemi that
she learned her speech well. Noemi tries
to guilt Regina into attending the event. She says that it is a favor to pay
for all of the things that Noemi has done for her. Never mind the fact that the
things she did for Regina were her obligation as her mother. Noemi takes out a
flask to toast for Regina’s failures, Regina yanks flask out of her hand and
throws it. Continues the guilt trip, and tells her she is married to the
Governor and she is obligated to attend for her husband and for her family.
Regina burst out of her office.
At the event Omar walks in sees
Natalia wants to walk over but Mario holds him back. They announce Alonso San
Roman Suarez as the new candidate for president, and he enters followed by his
entourage, everyone that was paid to be there claps and pretends to be happy.
Alonso begins to look for Regina, and thinks to himself “if you don’t come I
will make your life a living hell”
In a car Regina receives a call
from Gerardo, who is asking her not to go and not to be part of the farce.
Regina looks defeated.