Thursday, July 27, 2017
La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo (LDVDEC) 7.27.17 54 & 55
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Episode 54: Dangerous Liasons Lead to Strange Bedfellows
Laura (since her real ID is out?) tells Joe about the agenda and he is sure that she can get released if they give the DA a bigger fish to fry like Mr. Blake. Laura knows going into Blake’s house to look for the agenda is dangerous but she would do it, if she were out.
Some time later, at Furia, Joe tells Ryan about the agenda and he tells Joe that they need to go and retrieve it ASAP. Joe suggests they think it over because he must have security but Ryan reminds him that they can distract the guard and take advantage of the fact that Blake’s blind. Joe doesn’t think it would be so easy but…
That night, as Blake listens to his opera in the dark, Ryan and Steve sneak into the study and begin to look around. They are interrupted by Blake’s phone, which rings at the worst time. Blake goes to answer it as Ryan and Steve listen. It’s Mercy hoping to speak about Paloma’s adoption but Blake tells her that his contacts are already working on it and he will adopt her. Mercy begs him to let the child be with her, as she doesn’t have to pay for Laura’s crimes, but Blake asks her to never call again and hangs up. Ryan begins to breathe again but Blake suddenly turns and “looks” right at him before asking Siri to call Johnson.
Horacio has taken Tadeo to a dive bar, though Tadeo though they were going to perform. Horacio thought it’d be a great surprise to show a good time for all his hard work lately. Tadeo doesn’t drink or smoke but Horacio suggests they get a bottle and let lose. He orders a bottle and then goes over to two girls at the bar. He kisses them both and then calls Tadeo over but he is less than excited.
Ryan continues to look for the agenda as Blake demands Johnson tell him where he left the remote because the music is too loud. Ryan locates the agenda and runs out with Steve as Blake continues to scream into the phone.
Nina, Genesis and Franco look over the video but it’s not as good as the first one they made. Franco thinks it’s pointless because Regia is already in jail but Genesis reminds him that scandal sells and they will use it to their advantage. Nina worries that it will make things worse but Genesis reminds her that the song is about strong women who never give up. They all agree and continue to work.
Horacio continues to flirt with the women at the bar but Tadeo is standing a way away, sulking. Horacio takes a drink and then goes over to him. He demands to know why isn’t having fun and Tadeo explains that he doesn’t want to pull an all nighter as he has a show tomorrow. Horacio tells him that real artists pull all nighters all the time and he better get used to it. He then gets the bill so they can go to a hotel with the girls.
In her hotel room, Danilo laments the fact that he has to book private shows for the news artists, especially because he misses the big spectacles like when he was in a band. Morgana hates the fact that she has to be away from the stage as well but Danilo tells her the good news: Horacio is working on reopening the trial and everything seems to be going good. This doesn’t cheer Morgana, and neither does Danilo’s “foreplay, as she is looking at photos of a happier time, even though they didn’t know it. Danilo laughs it off and goes to the bathroom as Morgana calls Ausencio and tells him that she is going to leave Danilo but it won’t be overnight so she begs him to take her far away. He agrees that he will.
Horacio continues to drink and undress with the girls as Tadeo sits in an adjacent bed. According to the girls, Horacio is too drunk to function and they tell Tadeo that they will have to pay regardless. He ignores them and they decide to leave, frustrated, as Horacio continues to drink. He calls Tadeo, who suggests he fall asleep, over but Tadeo doesn’t move so Horacio goes to stand next to him. He grabs Tadeo’s arm, calls him skinny but built, which makes Tadeo uncomfortable. He suggests they leave but Horacio wants to talk and pulls off Tadeo’s shirt so he they can be more comfortable. Tadeo is nervous but Horacio continues to look them up and down.
The next day, Joe goes to visit Luisa and shows her the agenda but they are missing the decryption key. Luisa grabs the agenda and then looks at Joe, silently.
As Horacio gets dressed, Tadeo wakes up in bed, naked. Horacio demands he get ready ASAP but Tadeo asks, surprised, if he’s already leaving. Horacio asks, angrily, if he thought they were going to have breakfast together before storming out.
Ryan visits Laura at the same time and tells her that they got the agenda. Laura is pissed as they put themselves in danger but Ryan reminds her that they have the agenda and they will destroy Blake before he can hurt anyone else or adopt Paloma. He will take Paloma far away if anything but Laura reminds him that it could be construed as fleeing the county because of his trial. Ryan asks her to stop thinking about that and concentrating on the fact that she will be free.
Leticia serves Maria breakfast but continues to pace, as Tadeo didn’t sleep at home. Maria thinks she shouldn’t worry, especially because they are not kids anymore, but Leticia will always be a mother. Maria gets up and leaves as Tadeo arrives. Leticia chides him for not calling her sooner but Tadeo reminds her that he was singing though Leticia thinks it’s suspicious that he looks freshly showered also. Tadeo is tired and doesn’t want to talk about it but Leticia begs him to please be careful lest he get a girl pregnant. Tadeo scuffs and then tells her he is going to bed before leaving.
Ryan and Joe meet with the DA and explain the Blake situation. The DA thinks it will be hard to prove all they are saying as the list of crimes are various and, in some cases, unrelated. Joe argues that all the crimes are connected and they all have to do with Blake’s sphere of influence. The DA asks why they didn’t go to the police if they have such proof but Joe wants a trade: Laura’s freedom and her permanent citizenship in the US. The DA reminds them that they need a witness and they do but the DA warns them that they must tread lightly as they may not know what they will find if they start digging.
In school, Maria worries about the fact that her parents will have to come to the PTA meeting, especially because all her new friends want to meet her father, Tom Allen. Maria shrugs but she’s definitely worried.
Mercy and Blake meet with Tori at the CPS. Mercy doesn’t think a single man should be able to adopt a child but Blake argues that Mercy works promoting women of the lowest caliber. Tori tries to keep the peace but Mercy note that the situation is very uncomfortable. Tori understands but she invited both of them because the CPS has a dilemma: both of them are ideal candidates for Paloma but she wants to have a final talk with them to make the best decision. Blake thinks she will as he already spoke with Senator Roberts about her intelligence. At this Tori slightly cringes.
Asdrubal and Genesis make out in their café and then she goes to leave but Asdrubal holds her back. She tells him she ahs to go and send some information on the upcoming private show and Asdrubal asks her for more information. She explains that the Cabreras thought it was the best plan of action, to have smaller concerts, after Regia’s scandal though Genesis thinks it was mostly Danilo’s plan. Asdrubal asks about the private concert, as he’s never been to one, but Genesis doesn’t know. She does know that Danilo and Horacio directly negotiate with the clients. Asdrubal thinks the private concerts are probably hosted at big houses and Genesis before telling him that the upcoming more will be hosted at a big ranch: Los Alamitos. Asdrubal then tells her about the story he’s working on, a big time singer who falls in love with a rancher, and Genesis agrees to tell him about the big time singers. He thanks her but he would prefer to center the story on the rancher though he doesn’t know anyone like that…unless his beautiful girlfriend takes him to one of those concerts, incognito.
Mercy thinks she has argued her case enough, especially regarding Furia’s future, but Blake reminds her that her genre of music is associated with very shady things. Mercy thinks that’s a moot point as his business, agriculture, is a lot more volatile than hers and he’d have a harder time taking care of Paloma financially. Tori agrees, as does Blake, but he adds that not everything is resolved with money or power. He is full of love, love for a child that he lost, and is willing to give all that love to Paloma. He tells Mercy that she was already a mother but he has never been a father, fully, and would like to experience that with Paloma. Just then, an assistant comes in and whispers something to Tori, who looks at Blake and announces that he will have to abandon his desires of being a father as a formal investigation has been launched against him. Blake, who can’t see her, tells Mercy that he laments Ryan’s misfortune but Tori tells him that she is talking about him. Blake shakes his head, confused.
Ryan goes to visit Laura, who worries Blake has adopted Paloma, but Ryan gives her the good news: Mercy has adopted Paloma. She cries and thanks Ryan and Mercy for their help though Ryan has even better news: the DA has accepted their deal and she will be released as a US citizen. Laura cries harder and smiles.
In his office, Danilo talks to a client about the upcoming private concert. He tells him that he will be able to invite anyone he wants but it will cost him about $250,000 pretty pennies. Just then, Ausencio walks in and Danilo hangs up. He demands to know what he wants and Ausencio explains that he wants to talk to El Dorado, who he respects immensely, and now knows it him. Danilo accepts his respects but reiterates that he isn’t El Dorado. Ausencio thinks it’s strange because he has known him since his band days and he looked like a broke fool. Danilo argues that he could’ve been bad in business but Ausencio thinks that his previous band was too much of a mess for someone of his standing. Danilo argues that he could have a better band but he’s not interested in that now. Ausencio nods but reminds Danilo that Marcelino, his godfather, thinks he is.
Laura continues to cry of happiness but wonders how long it will take to get released. Ryan tells her to have faith that it will be soon. Laura then asks about Luisa’s trial but Ryan is wary of helping her. Laura reminds him that they got Blake because of her and she is a victim as well. Ryan nods and explains that Joe is looking into it but it looks difficult because she also carried out Blake’s orders. Laura nods but they have a lot to thank her for.
Blake calls Senator Logan to try and explain his legal situation. He explains that it’s a last ditch effort by Laura’s lawyers but they will have to prove the charges first, which he doubts they will be able to do. He looks for the agenda but can’t find it and asks Logan to call him back. He then calls Johnson, who comes immediately, and asks him to look for the green agenda. Johnson tells him that the agenda is not where it’s supposed to be and Blake curses his luck. He realizes Luisa betrayed him and then tells Johnson that he is also a rat, like her, that he let get too close.
Ausencio reminds Danilo that Marcelino is not to be trifled with but Danilo explains that he never meant to lie to Marcelino because he respects him. However, he had his orders from El Dorado and had to obey. Ausencio is still going to tell Marcelino but Danilo reminds him that El Dorado will destroy him if he does. Ausencio thinks the rumors that the DEA arrested El Dorado were not unfounded, and that is why he ordered Danilo to pretend, but he does want something in return for his silence. Danilo asks if he wants more shows but Ausencio shakes his head. He wants Morgana instead but Danilo won’t let him have her and his child. Ausencio reveals that he knows Morgana isn’t pregnant and warns Danilo to adhere to his conditions or suffer the consequences. He storms out as Horacio comes and asks him what’s with the sourpuss face.
That night, Danilo arrives at Morgana’s room, much to her surprise as she expected him at Furia. He tells her that he came to keep her company because she’s been alone all day but she argues that she has her thoughts. He wonders if that’s what she calls him but Morgana doesn’t know what he means. Danilo shrugs and turns the TV to a talk show with Ausencio, who explains that he has nothing to do with organized crime, despite the rumors that there is a price on his head in Mexico. He turns off the TV and Morgana tells him to be careful, as Furia can’t be associated with organized crime. Danilo doesn’t care as long as Ausencio respects him, his business and his woman but warns Morgana that Ausencio may meet his untimely end if he continues to meddle. He goes to the bathroom as Morgana thinks this over.
Leticia is having dinner with Tadeo and Maria. She is happy that her business is growing because a lot of fans have asked her to replicate Morgana’s outfits for their own use and have given her positive feedback. Maria laughs this off, as those fans only want Morgana’s outfits because they think it will look the same on them. Leticia reminds her that, as a seamstress, she has the freedom to design around the body of her client, not the other way around. Maria could care less and then Leticia tries to get a few words out of Tadeo, who has been silent. He doesn’t say anything and Maria excuses herself to go do homework.
At Mercy’s, Joe and Mercy tell Rosario the good news about Laura and Paloma. She thanks them both and goes to pray for her good fortune. Once alone, Mercy tells Joe that she is surprised Laura is getting out though Joe explains that it is only because the DA has bigger fish to fry. He assumes they will stop the adoption process, so Laura can adopt her when she gets out. Mercy is unsure.
As the stage lights come on, Tadeo, front and center with his guitar, begins to sing as the crowd cheers. From behind the crowd, Horacio toasts to Tadeo as Danilo comes and tells him that the show is a success. Horacio nods and asks if he has found a way to deal with Ausencio. Danilo tells him that he already booked a show at the very city where Ausencio’s life was threatened. Things should take care of themselves once he arrives. Horacio thinks Ausencio will never agree to it but Danilo has a plan to make sure Ausencio doesn’t find out until he’s already there.
Behind the stage, Asdrubal calls Talisman and tells him that the concert if full of narcos. He hangs up as Genesis comes and tells him that it is time to leave. Asdrubal prefers to stay for a bit and suggests she go first and he will meet her later. She agrees, but asks that he come soon, before kissing him goodbye. Once alone, Asdrubal asks a patron if he knows where the event organizer is. He shows him the way to El Dorado, who thinks he is the best and hottest thing since sliced bread because he called the DEA on someone who was impersonating him. The patron then leaves with a girl but Asdrubal has lost his smile.
Tadeo finishes his song among the cheer of the crowd. He smiles at the success.
Laura looks at a picture of Paloma, ecstatic that she will see her soon, and thanks Luisa for her help. Luisa wonders if the police has been able to catch Blake, since he has a lot of contacts that will hide him, but Laura reminds her that those contacts will likely not help him anymore. Luisa thinks they will all pay for their sins, regardless, except for Tona and Fausto, who escaped to Mexico. Laura reveals that the police are on their trail and will eventually find them.
As Tadeo finishes another song, Horacio looks at him and continues to drink. Once Tadeo gets off the stage, Horacio calls him over and tells him to be careful who he talks to as any woman present could with a narco. He hopes to not have to bury Tadeo so young before handing him a drink. Tadeo doesn’t take it but tells Horacio that he will focus on his music, exclusively. He walks away as Danilo arrives and Horacio tells him that they have managed to sign another two contracts. Danilo smiles because they will be able to give Marcelino his clean money back sooner than expected. Just then, two guards arrive and tell him that his boss would like to speak to him. Danilo demands to know who they are but the guard shows him his gun and Danilo obliges. Horacio tries to follow but the guard orders him to stay put.
Paloma asks Ryan if Mercy will still be her mother when Laura comes back but he explains that Mercy is her grandfather because there is only one mother and her heart knows this. Rosario tells her that Laura will explain it better when she arrives but she should call her Laura from now on. Ryan asks if she likes the name and Paloma nods before going to the table and drawing a picture with her mother Laura. Ryan confesses to Rosario that he hopes Paloma’s drawing becomes reality.
Danilo meets with Marcelino, who tells him that his friend, Asdrubal, has been asking about El Dorado but doesn’t recognize him as such. Danilo chides Asdrubal for causing a mess but Marcelino needs an explanation ASAP before he shoots them both in the head. Danilo suggests he asks Asdrubal, who introduced him as El Dorado, as Marcelino loads his gun’s chamber with one bullet and spins the cylinder. Marcelino points the gun at Danilo, who argues that he was only receiving orders, but the chamber is empty when he shoots. He then points the gun at Asdrubal, who calls Danilo a traitor, but the chamber is empty as well. Marcelino brings the gun back to Danilo, who explains that he only wanted to help Marcelino launder his money, but the chamber is empty. He points it back at Asdrubal, who explains that Danilo is a nobody, who betrayed El Dorado, but the chamber is empty. Marcelino nods and instructs his men to teach Asdrubal a lesson for lying to him. His men grab Asdrubal and drag him a few feet away before placing a tobacco cutter on one his fingers. Marcelino instructs Danilo to be careful or he will end up the same way as his men proceed to beat Asdrubal up.
The next day, Joe tells Laura that they are only missing a few signatures and then they can start the release process, which can take couple of weeks. Laura hoped it would be sooner but she can wait. Joe reminds her that she has waited long enough and Laura agrees but she’s dying to see Paloma. Laura then asks about Luisa and Joe explains that they will argue that Blake manipulated Luisa, to the point where she incriminated herself for his crimes. He hopes that the jury will give her a shorter sentence and Laura nods. Joe then tells her that her career as a musician could not be better before showing him the video that they uploaded on social media. He shows her the views and they smile.
A few weeks later, Blake calls someone and begs them to help him as even Johnson has left him alone and Logan won’t answer his calls. He reminds them that he needs someone to be his eyes but the person says no. Blake reminds them that he was always there for them, defending the power of the whites and ridding the world of the Blacks and Hispanics. The person on the other end hangs up regardless and Blake begins to cry. He grabs a butterfly on his desk and cries over his lost daughter, Brittany. He then opens a drawer to his right…
Some time later, the police storm Blake’s house and kick open his study. Inside they find Blake with a bullet hole in his skull and two yellow butterflies on his eyes. They assume he committed suicide, instead of facing prison, and call the coroner…
Episode 55: Too Many “OUTS”
Scenes combined for continuity. Sliced scenes highlighted in blue. Conversations in italics
I don't know which of you wrote what but it blended and melded together seamlessly. I cannot thank both of you enough for including all the "lost" details, most of which are critical to the story.
For months, we have been forced to watch the cringe worthy Tona and Fausto carry out unspeakable and incessant acts on their victims including torture, rape and molestation. And after viewerville reached the highest point of revulsion, Univision then decides to cut the most crucial scene, their set up and arrest? I am flummoxed, shaking my head in disbelief.
Though I readily admit I was relieved not to have seen what badbun suffered or what happened to Tadeo. I was a bit surprised to read Leticia was once again in denial, but why should I be? She has consistently let her children (and us) down. Fly Chava, fly.
I'm beyond disappointed in Ryan.After his initial shock in hearing from Estela, he should have told Laura the truth. From the way his face softened and from the tears in his eyes, any "buried" feelings he had for Estela have been resurrected.
Morgana and Danilo will be bound together until one of them dies. Being only mildly interested in Morgana and Ausencio, I would have much preferred their scenes have been omitted rather than Tona and Fausto.
Ryan and Steve aren't exactly Batman and Robin but they got the job done. Blake dying by his own hand with the butterflies on his eyes was a nice touch. Perhaps it's a bit sadistic, but I feel he got off easy. Adios. You will not be missed.
Much more to discuss but thank you again to our two "heroes", Rgv and Alfredo who did masterful justice to these two episodes.
So AssWipe finally got an AssWhip(ing). About time. Ha. I noticed the Whipper used a pair of brass knucks. Nice touch. Even better than the hillbilly technique of just holding a roll of quarters or nickles (based on hand size) which was still rough on your hand.
The irony we are faced with now is that Joe has already told Ryan his outlook is dim on the retrial, but RealStela knows who actually did it, and would obviously testify. How many times can a man be charged with a crime and a woman named Estela testify he is innocent. Hopeofully he can rescue RealStela and they can pick up where they left off. I hopeo she is slim.:-)
Laura just is too friggin complicated. Like buying a dam helicopter when you went out for an electric scooter.
You have to be relieved that BlindMouse is gone, but on the other hand must wish he has paid for his sins a little more. Now we can concentrate on further redemption of Luisa without that threat.
Screech owl on a tree by my Houseo.
I have cheered redemption for some that others have not. I have to be honest and say here that I am not in favor of Luisa going down that path. I don't think she deserves it. The one single solitary tear she seems to have shed did nothing for me.
OK load up your quivers with your sharpest poison arrows Pocahontases but here goes. Laura is just arrogant. I know she saved Paloma's life and has made tremendous sacrifices for her, but thus far her life has been a study in stupidity, lies and bad decisions. At least Mercy saved Paloma, and has provided a stable, safe environment for her. By law, which, by the way, Laura like most others in this show,has no regard for, Mercy is Paloma's legal Mother. Period. Laura should sit back and think about her life a bit, because she may have another surprise before long, and thank Mercy for all she has done. Mercy is not without fault, but Paloma will do much better with her than with a Mexican Brittney Spears. One moment she is hanging up her career as a singer to concentrate on her non existant personal life, former abducted daughter, and Ryan, the next she is grabbing the microphone at the press briefing and vowing she will do it Her Way, without Furia or anybody. FLAKE
Diana, it was at 9:22 last night after all the clips of Mercy throwing something and DaniLow and Ryan pointing guns at each other, about the last one right before it says 'Executive Producer Rosy Ocampo'. Ryan and someone with a backdrop of the skyscrapers of LA at night, her wearing a tight white dress.
Fire at will.
I don't disagree with what you said about Mercy. I like her, flaws and all. I do think she might not have always had the best interests of Paloma in mind, but she certainly does now.
I do think Laura wants it all. I'm all for empowerment and believing women deserve it right alongside men. I will admit Laura has far more of a complicated life than most. As she doesn't know Blake is dead (yet), nor that Fausto and Tona were captured, I might be laying low for a while and not letting Paloma out of my sight. I admire her gumption but do suspect no one in her situation could do it alone. We all need help at one time or another. She is not above that. That said, I have and still do admire her courage and gumption. She has been through terrible ordeals but never folded, never gave in and is still strong and kind.
Thought the owl was beautiful...
Alfredo and Chickie, thank you for going above and beyond to painstakingly put the pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle to give us the whole story after someone edited these two episodes with a hacksaw .
Diana, I agree that someone thought that it was not important for viewers to see Tona and Fausto being caught.
Kirby, some people may think a couple cuts and bruises on Badbun might look a little ...hot.
So....Stelaliva calling. Here we go with a love triangle .
Sad that so many children yearn for a home while these two women are squabbling over this one little girl.
Kirby, the woman in white is Laura. Ariadne has an hour glass body and looks great in those types of dresses.
My goodness...what a night!! So much was left out, but, I agree, Diana, Tona's and Fausto's demise was something we were anxiously waiting for and for Looneyvision to cheat viewerville out of it is mind-boggling. While I have never cared for the LetMe family storyline, Tadeo's conflict was something that many were interested in...and they cut that whole thing out.
Kirby, no poison arrows from me. I agree that Laura is not the best choice as a mother. She's a hot-headed, indecisive nut who puts her pride and her fans before Paloma or Ryan. Granted, she is strong and determined to protect those she loves, but most of what she has done has put Paloma in more danger.
Diana, Joe did tell everyone that Tona and Fausto were arrested and that Blake committed suicide when they were celebrating Laura's return at Mercy's house.
Kirby, "Ryan and someone with a backdrop of the skyscrapers of LA at night, her wearing a tight white dress" yes, I believe that is RealStela who is played by Sara Corrales. If you google her images, Kirby, you'll be woofing all day long...and maybe into the weekend...
And...thank you for all the nice warm fuzzies...I am so glad I had started working on the recap beforehand, because then Alfredo would have definitely been up all night...j/k...I would have been up till the wee hours of the morning helping out :-)
The good thing (I hopeo) is that the previews for tonight are only for episode 56...unless they surprise us...again.
Alfredo, our comments crossed...always nice to have a back-up :-)
If it took a beat down for Badbun to get de-bunned, will the same thing be necessary to finally have Joe let his hair down? #Joeactionfigurehair
For months, we have been forced to watch the cringe worthy Tona and Fausto ... Univision then decides to cut the most crucial scene, their set up and arrest? I am flummoxed, shaking my head in disbelief.
Diana - I'm shaking my head along with you. That was the worst cut ever. It would've been so satisfying to see those two arrested.
I'm siding with Laura against Mercy and I'm ticked at Rosario too. Yes, Mercy rescued Paloma and gave Laura much needed relief that her baby was safe, but she did it to replace her long missing baby. I'm ticked at Rosario for not seeing exactly what Mercy was doing by having Paloma sleep with her. Mercy could have weaned Paloma from this and reminded Paloma who her mother is with pictures and such. Laura came at Mercy with both barrels. You go, girl.
Real life: Years ago a cousin got pregnant as a freshman at college. Her mom and dad agreed to care for the baby so she could complete college. My cousin saw the baby about every weekend. The baby grew to see her grandmother as her mother and vice versa. When my cousin graduated in 4 years, got a job, and was ready to be the full-time mom, there was bitterness and some strife that first year, but grandma conceded and everybody's gotten along since. Mercy, as the mature, experienced one, help Laura -- yes, Kirby, she does dumb things sometimes -- but don't compete with her.
Ryan should tell Laura about Estela, but I'm giving him a break because of the many times Laura didn't tell him stuff when she could've (and he supported her nevertheless). Now she'll get a chance to feel what that's like. Ryan never got closure with Estela so I can seem him still being emotional about her. If her story is true (I doubt it), he could feel guilty about not doing more to find her.
Susanlynn? Niecie? Julie? Steve? Others who haven't commented this morning yet?
Niecie, I am glad your cousins worked everything out. It seems love and logic prevailed. Not everyone puts family first - yours apparently did.
Rgv Chick, badbun bunless? Excellent!
My mother's mother lived with our family , and I called her "Mom" because everyone called her that..her children, grandchildren, close family friends. I was closer to her than I was to pmy mother who never wante my sister and me to call her "mom" . We called her Mommy or Mother. However, I knew who was my mother and who was my grandmother , and we all lived together....my parents, sister, grandmother, and her sister. It did get confusing at school when I talked about "my Mom" and people thought that I was talking about my mother. What's in a name? "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Grandparents especially have unique names ..Yaya, Abuelita, Nana, Bobby, Oma, Opa, Pop, Poppy, Zorro. Hubba called his paternal grandfather " Buddy." Mercy could be Mama , and Laura could be Mommy.
Susanlynn, Tadeo's story was there because it was barely a blimp in the grand scheme of things. A "kiss" with Baldo was one thing but fully impliced sex with Horacio is another.
Be still Tail,...Woof Woof. Sara Corales, was a TV melter in Waking up With You Despertar Contigo, as the horny evil exgirlfriend. She is another of those hard bodies, but ten times more my style, face and hair wise than Zimbabwei ...er...Africa.
I just googled that. I wondered if there was a word for a group of owls and that came up. :)
I had no idea it was parliament. Love learning new things, which I do here every day.
Susanlynn, how lovely your grandmother was with you! My grandmother was "nana". Between her, my mother and my beloved Aunt Rita, I was so fortunate to be raised by strong, loving women. My heroes. I miss them every day.
Yeah if you look closely there are five of them in the tree.
If Ryan does in fact go rescue RealStela and still has feelings for her, what should he do? If it truly was not her fault and she still loves him and (Beanie time) could not contact him until now, and he actually still loves her, does that trump a later love with FakeStela? I think it does.
But then there is little Paloma who already thinks of him as Daddy. But she loves DaniLow too, maybe....? Or JoeHair?
OK, this is actually an Engineering problem.
We have RealStela, FakeStela, Genesis, and Mercy, female love needers
We have DaniLow, Ryan, JoeHair, and BunLess as male romantic interests.
Thankfully there are the same quantity of each gender.
That works out where the greatest number of people are happy/get what they think they want
Bonus...Paloma has a loving Family with a Daddy young enough too play ball and ride roller coasters with her years from now.
I also found some pics of Laura with much lighter hair, so I'm sticking with her as the woman in the white dress in the credits.
So is Rosy's message that for a horny Spaniard, 'Any port in a storm'?
Kirby, I vote "yes." Up to now Horacio has shown no carnal interest in anyone and now he's doing who's ever there.
I wonder how Genesis will feel when she discovers who "NoBunNow" really is...
Yes! Perhaps they are in a parliament due to their intelligence. :)
.But I don't think so.
She doesn't strike me as putting much more than some high quality booty into a relationship.
Out of this whole Leticia mess, this seemed to be the fresher, more interesting storyline but it has been cut when endured creepy Tomas for two months.
Looks like little sleep for me next week - I don't want to miss a minute!
Considering they are doing that, I'm even more perturbed we didn't get to see Fausto and Tona's comeuppance. Hrrmmmph!
When someone who is more powerful preys on someone who is less powerful. Male, female, straight, or guy..that is disgusting. I am glad that I did not have to see that scene.I feel badvfor Tadeo. He seems so lost and alone.
OT..,"Days" fans..I surfed into the show for a bit today and saw Patch and Kayla still looking great. I also saw Marlena and Haddie.And that police guy Marlena was with for awhile after John and Roman. What was his name?
Diana, "Looks like little sleep for me next week - I don't want to miss a minute!" ITA...there is just so much in each episode that what they take out is an injustice...especially for the main story lines. I hope the 2-hour episodes means no more cuts.
Rgv Chick, I don't hold onto much, but missing that Tonoa/Fausto scene is sticking in my craw to the point where I'm going to find it hard to "let it go". Sigh.
Oh, I know! A flashback!!! Yes, that's how they can fix it. Give us what we missed folks. We've had to endure the violence, now let's get some justice.
She's proud of what she's got and she got EVERYTHING.
YIKES ! Why do I waste my time photographing Ducks and Squirrels?
What was Blake listening to when Ryan snuck in? Was that Wagner? Wagner's a good choice for Blake. Did Steve (or Ryan) make the music louder and hide the remote so Blake wouldn't be able to hear them sneaking around?
Where did Mercy get Blake's phone number?
HOOOO MY GOD I can't believe I missed Horacio and Tadeo. I thought I was mad last night. Now I'm livid. I've never described myself as livid before. I'm going to look in a mirror and find out what that looks like. Thanks for nothing, Univision. I'm not even going to joke about sparing my virgin eyes this time. You suck.
Horacio sure is a team player! Funny how he was too drunk to be with the women but maybe not too drunk to be with Tad!
And Maria's story where all her friends want to meet her father. What? Since when do kids want to meet their friends' parents? That is not a thing. That has never been a thing. Maybe if Tom were an astronaut or a rock star, but the dude was a warehouse clerk. That doesn't get you invited to parties. Maria could have kept her gringo dad story AND avoided this pickle she's in by telling people that her gringo dad WAS Tom Allen, but he's dead now. Or there's like a hundred other ways she could explain her father's absence from a PTA meeting. Like, he didn't want to go and they can't make him. Or he had to work - had to give a concert on the space shuttle. Whatevs.
(Wait, if Tom Allen was her father, how does she explain having a different last name?)
I still don't get why, if Blake and Mercy were equally qualified, why Blake was in the running to adopt a child he allegedly never met before (but had actually purchased for the purpose of killing her and harvesting her organs, and later kidnapped to use as leverage against Laura). If those charges were disproved or unknown, then he has NO connection to Paloma, while Mercy has been Paloma's guardian for weeks (months?). This makes no sense. I think in a recent episode they also said that he was in the running because of his economic status. I don't believe that's considered in the adoption process.
I thought I watched this last night, but I don't remember any of the stuff with Asdrubal getting his finger clipped and a beatdown!
Chickie..yes, all I saw were the brass knuckles .
OK, so, Estela. IS that really Estela? If it is, is she telling the truth? If she's being held prisoner, who is El D? Maybe there is no El D, just a code name for an equal partner of BunMan's. But then why would anyone else be protecting Ryan? Are we back to Walter again? Why would Walter be running Pedro's outfit?
"[Chava] urges [LetMe] to keep talking to Tadeo, eventually he will listen" well, he hasn't listened to her in the last 18+ years (21 if he can drink in a bar?), but sure, keep talking to him, maybe the 22nd year will be the charm. I was impressed that she promised to listen to him, but that offer sure expired quickly! She will die of some kind of denial-related/delusional disease, like an infected unicorn bite.
And I'm not happy with Mercy. "She’s not your daughter because she doesn’t have your blood!" Ooookay Mercy, but by the same token, she's not your daughter either. (I still think she might be her granddaughter, but that's beside the point.) Laura's the one who had to carry Paloma across the desert while Mercy was cheating on her husband in air conditioned comfort.
Most of the stuff that got cut out of #55 was stuff I would have liked to see. But even the stuff that was there, half of it I missed - like the announcement of Ausencio's arrest.
Rgv... did OUT sponsor this recap? Good product placement! ;-)
Susanlynn, my impression was that Horacio was playing the odds when he went for the girls, but was pleased when he found out that Tadeo was in the other 10%. So, he might not be especially fluid. He couldn't do it with the girls. Probably he can tolerate women in brief doses within the line of duty; he just unfocuses his eyes and pretends he's seeing Chris Hemsworth.
I thought I saw him put three bullets in the gun and was surprised it didn't fire all two or three tries with a 50/50 chance rather than 1 in 6 which is customary in a revolver roulette training lab.
If, as DZ says, we'll see the last episode on August 17 (Thursday), and Familia starts on 22 (Tuesday), that means Friday and Monday are open. Wonder what will be on. I bet it will be something great, like La Familia Peluche rerun.
Diana, I agree, BOOOOOOOO to Ryan for not telling Laura about the calls from Estela. He's falling into another telenovela cliche. And I agree that I'd rather have seen Fausto and Tona than Ausencio and Morgana!
I will look for a woman in a white dress during the credits, though I doubt I can add much to the debate.
I don't deny that Mercy has been a lifesaver for Paloma. What I object to is her obvious efforts to make Paloma clingy and dependent on her, at the expense of Rosario and Laura. Mercy doesn't want Paloma to spend time with Laura, doesn't want her to call her Mama, encourages Paloma to sleep in Mercy's bed. That goes beyond affection and into possessiveness and codependence.
Sara Corrales looks familiar. She seems to be allergic to large quantities of fabric.
Owls = Parliament = Wise? Well... Parliament is notoriously more rambunctious than US Congress.
Niecie, I can't tell if Tadeo was happy about being with Horacio, but it did seem to solidify his suspicion that he wasn't into girls. He seemed ambivalent before that, and pretty clear afterwards.
I am psyched that there's no episode on Wednesday - that's my Six Flags makeup day and I won't be home till late. If I had to catch up on TWO missed hours, I'd be really bummed.
Kirby, do you know Marlena as Electra Woman? If not, please find some "Electra Woman and DynaGirl" on Youtube. It's 1976 or so, and she's in spandex.
Yeah, I guess Ryan would recognize RealStela's voice, but maybe she's got a sister or a soundalike. And it has been a long time. And he might have just been hearing what he wanted to hear.
Stelaliva says she is being held by her father's enemies. Who would that be? So, are we going to see her before this season ends , or will they make us wait until next season? ,#chrishemsworth #sayitwithme #chrishemsworth
P.s. Julie....see what a can of worms you opened up .
Yall done the recap thank you, it's a keeper. So bazzard these crazy people.
Blindblake: Iam filled with love,to love paloma. Well hes full of somethin but it ain't love. He fulla crap. And
It killed him.And leftyellowbutterflys
On his eyes. He must have tapped them
On Before he offed himself. Was there
Any other way for him to go? The man was a trainwreck.He got rid of all the
The blacks and hispanics,really? go to
Hell.I'm sure he got a bigO warm hot welcome.
Tona and faucet, I know its a fausto but the guy is a joke. A filthy nasty joke. Whatever they got coming to them in prison, they deserve it.Dirty dogs.
All of them. Maybe those girl can get a real life now. Hopefully.And ms nina
I hope she's merciless' daughter. But
Maybe she deserves better.
Mercy and blindblake were such upstand
Ing people. That's laughable.Now she's
Not as bad as greenblake. But that was really Dirty what she's doin to keep
Lil p to herself. Tryin to replace the
Child she either gave up or abandened.
Come on nina, call her moma.
Ryan:I wonder if thats the real Estela
Or someone dimdani paid to mess with
Ryan and Laura.But either way he need
Speak up. At Least to joe, so he wont
Be blindsided in case they do go back to trail. Cuz if thats a her Laura is
Gonna be Pist he didn't tell her. So will I.
Tadeo tadeo tadeo,I hope he don't come out of this wreckedup. Hes fighting a battle inside and out. Did horacio molested him? Not good.
For my part they don't need to do a second season to this mess. Give the people a happy ending and let it go.
Are they gonna slice-n-dice tonight's
Episode?If they do I will look forward to reading in "blue" again. Its a very pretty blue.
Thank you to you two recapping geniuses. Or one :)
Or... maybe I didn't (second thoughts)
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