Friday, August 11, 2017
La Candidata Thursday 8/10/17 Chapter 43: Ignacio attacks Almirón...and...the truth is closing in on Mario...and...Emi is in for a surprise
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Héctor needs to be fired. He is part of Emiliano's problem. Emiliano is not paying his check.
At least Noemí noticed that Marcia was covered in bruises covered in makeup for all the goid that will do.
Cecilia seems to be losing it more and more in some inopportune places.
Why does not Emiliano have a girlfriend and always ends up with prostitutes in this story?
I am so glad that Emiliano got an eyeful of something I get to tell you about!
If Teresa's pregnancy is high-risk, what the hell is she doing traipsing around malls and off to a high-society function she has no business being at? If anything she should be Nurse Rita Ratched's new prisoner now that Noemi is on her feet.
I hope Ignacio survives.
Can't wait to see how the discovery of Cecelia and Alonso affects Emiliano. This will be outrageous.
I like that Regina is not hiding her plans anymore. She is going to run for President and that is final. Go, girl!
Hector should definitely get fired. If anything, because he has seen Emiliano out of control even longer and more often than his own parents, yet he continues to help him. No.
Ignacio sure knows how to make things worse, right? While I am glad Almiron is getting some comeuppance, that was definitely not the way.
Another shock was how comfortable Noemi seems to be with being a "partner" at the brothel. She has really come into her own and it's great.
Isela is definitely sweating now ;)
Thank you for the added insight into Hector's role. Yes, he needs to be fired, but by whom? Alonso has no idea that he continues to enable Emi and Regina is completely clueless. Well, now she knows about Emi and the cocaine and Alonso certainly knows about "the party," but as far as he knows, Hector is following orders--no car, no Cecelia, hehe.
Thinking of Gerardo and Regina-- Although Gerardo was a bit hang-dog panting after Regina at the beginning, once she declared her undying love for him, they have both been steadfast in their feelings for each other. There hasn't been any misunderstanding or betrayal (yet) that has driven them apart. Yes, they are apart physically (well for just one episode) but not emotionally. I admire that in this particular tn since they are surrounded by everyone trying to drive them apart.
Cecilia is sick, sick. She knows Emi IS HER NEPHEW, what part of that is she confused about. Whatever Emi saw will continue to damage him, if that's even possible. He is already so disturbed.
"I Fear for Marcia" is right Anita, she is going to suffer the consequences of her greed and naiveté.
Noemi is up to something I think, I hope. Why is she OK with Mario, and even being his spy? I hope she is planning something, otherwise I will be disappointed in the way ALL women, except for Regina and Natalia(although Natalia is still not portrayed as a strong woman), are portrayed in this TN. Even the good ones like Ximena are portrayed as weak, in need of psychiatric help. Isela appears to be strong, but with no scruples. And yes the men are no better, but they are the one getting away with everything. Omar does whatever to whomever and no one dares to stop him. Mario, he seems to be in control at all times. Even when his right-hand man is down, he does not appear to be panicking. This is a good TN but man, when are the good guys catching a break.
Sandie--Very perceptive regarding Noemi and the way the other women are portrayed. I think Noemi is out to bring Mario down. If she does, it's at a great risk to herself. Mario told her if he goes down, she goes down. If she tries to protest her innocence, who is going to believe an old drunk, no matter what her social position is.
I can't wait to find out what part Escalante will play in the future of Alonso, Regina and Gerardo--and Cecelia. He has lots of money to spend but I think he's already onto what kind of president Alonso would make.
I didn't cover the conversation Alonso and Cecelia had in the bathroom (I was tired by that scene). Something Cecelia said rang so true about her self-image and self-respect. She told him he's bad, she's bad and that's why they are so good for each other. Blech. Still, can't wait to find out what Alonso will say when he finds out she's also been boinking Emi. So that's 3 that we know of in this tn: Hernan, Alonso and Emi. Will Fernando be next on her list (or was she just lying to Alonso to get him "back in line." She knows what sexual power she has over him, despite how he mistreats her.
Might Fernando go after Regina and merely create another reason for Cecelia to hate Regina?
Yes I can't wait to see what happens with this new character, he seems to be interested in Regina's campaign.
Marcia also let money blind her when she knew well enough that Omar was a ticking time bomb.
Sandie, even Isela and Regina are not the most admirable in some aspects. Isela is a complete harpy, evil, repulsive woman and Regina is a blind dove with vultures circling her every minute.
Only the men, and evil at that, are winning, and that is a horrible thought indeed.
Gerardo needs to get Teresa out of his home and into a situation where she can be controlled. She has terrorized Ximena and is behaving in public in a manner that will ultimately guarantee damage to Gerardo's career. Since her pregnancy is high-risk, she should be housebound and on bed rest, but we know that she really doesn't want to have a baby unless she can use it as a weapon against Regina. She doesn't give a flying damn about anyone else but herself.
Ximena is also in deep trouble over the drug dealing situation that she hadn't realized she walked into. I don't see a way out of that for her. This will also hurt Gerardo in every way possible and Teresa will blame Regina for it. She would blame an earthquake on her.
Noemi is the weak link. All that needs to happen is for her to find out about Cecelia and Emiliano and she will go off the deep end. Mario may make that happen in order to avoid handing over any of his money to her. Cecelia might tell her so that her guaranteed self-destruction would hurt Regina. Cecelia is garbage and this particular transgression will guarantee her a serious Karmageddon unless this novela breaks more rules than others have before it.
Noemi should've told Regina as soon as she found out. She's not any better for keeping the secret than Mario.
As I wrote that it occurred to me that Mario's disclosure to Noemi is the set-up for her being the one to give Regina the bad news. Her state of inebriation won't matter when she does. Regina may not be ready for what Gerardo is trying to get her to understand about Mario because he has no definitive material proof, but since Mario was the one to get Cecelia into Alonso's office and Regina knows that it should make her wonder what else Mario is capable of.
Mario did react upon hearing that Cecelia was boinking Emiliano, but this didn't make him take any drastic action. He probably couldn't think of any in the moment other than slapping Cecelia almost hard enough to knock her down. He doesn't yet know the depth of Emiliano's mental distress over everything that's going on in that house. This may be willful ignorance on his part as much as it is on Alonso's part.
Mauro doesn't know that Mario is Cecelia's sperm donor. I don't think Mario trusts anyone who doesn't already know.
Mario's lack of drastic action is inaction for me. I was honestly shocked that he wasn't more surprised and angry and ballistic at the news. Not only that, but Isela and Cecelia were working behind his back. A slap to the face is not what I was expecting TBH. And the slap happened 3 or 4 episodes later when he went to go see Alonso about Omar and saw Cecelia in passing. I expected an immediate reaction. This is incest, a whole other level of urgency should be applied, though we now see it won't be until Regina finds out. Judging by the pacing that will probably be saved for the final week.
Noemi's reaction is in tune with women of her generation but she was the first one who urged Regina to look into Mario's possible affairs. I would think she would tell Regina that she found out the truth and urge her to confront her father with the information.
Noemi really gets on my last nerve with her snobbery about Gerardo being a Don Nadie. He isn't; he was the opposition party leader in the Senate. You can't be a nobody and get there.
That said, she does come from a high social class that would think anyone not of her class is not worth a copper penny. That's why I suspect that her dealings with Isela is out of curiosity of who Isela is and vengeance against Mario. She looked awfully cozy on that bar stool, and not drunk at all--although alcoholics hide their fog very well.
We had a head of a legal division who was a knows alcoholic and most of the attorneys made sure they got any important business to him before lunch. I didn't know for years that he was any different before lunch as after lunch!
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