Thursday, August 03, 2017
La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo (LDVDEC) 8.3.17 Episodes 61 & 62
Episode 61: Queen Pillow Top Loses Her Baby Bump
Tadeo confesses that he made the decision to save her life over her baby’s. Leticia is shocked.
At the ranch, Ryan doesn’t care about the new information Estela found out about but he does know that she met Danilo and they have a lot to talk about regarding him. Estela doesn’t let him talk but confesses that she knows Laura’s baby can also be Danilo’s and wants to know if they can trust her because she was taken aback when she found out it. Ryan nods and confesses that Danilo raped Laura and that is why the baby could be his. Either way, he would prefer not to broach that subject for now. Estela agrees but she was thinking about how different their lives would be if she would’ve never left and stood up to her father. She also thinks Mercy should’ve have kept quiet about her relationship with Pedro. Ryan sighs deeply and Estela takes the hint to stop talking but explains that she sees everything from the outside looking in and it just wasn’t right what Mercy did. She then kisses Ryan good night, on the cheek, and leaves as Laura arrives. She bids Estela good night and then goes to Ryan. He asks if it bothers her that Estela is living with them but Laura shakes her head. She realizes that she needs time to get back on her feet and she knows it won’t be forever. Ryan thanks her and then tells her that he has to go see Mercy. Laura is surprised that he is going at such a late hour but Ryan is quiet.
Morgana, drunk and by the hotel pool, leaves a message for Danilo asking what happened with Laura and her baby. She then tells him that no one will love him like she does but she can’t say anymore because she slips and falls head first into the pool, unconscious. With no one around to save her, may this be the end of the Queen Pillowtop?
Mercy is surprised to see Ryan at her house though she hopes it’s a friendly visit and not because he has his first fight with Laura. She chides him for not inviting her to the wedding but Ryan is a man on a mission and demands to know why she never told him about her romance with Pedro Carrillo.
Luck is on Morgana’s side and the hotel staff finds her in time to pull her out of the pool. He proceeds to give her CPR.
Mercy wants to know who told him but Ryan thinks it doesn’t matter and asks again why she hid her relationship with Pedro. Mercy admits that she was scared of his retaliation, especially because he was involved with organized crime, but Ryan thinks it was because she was having an affair right under Walter’s nose. Mercy shakes her head but Ryan also wants to know why they pushed Pedro out of Furia and made millions off his idea. Mercy explains that she didn’t like Pedro’s business practices and preferred to distance herself, as did Walter. Ryan also wants to know why she didn’t tell him about Pedro when she found out about Estela Carrillo. Mercy reminds him that he was in love and probably wouldn’t have believed her though she was immensely happy when Estela disappeared. She was sure Estela was only with him for revenge but Ryan is shocked to know she would rather see her son suffer than tell him the truth. Either way, Mercy is glad Estela’s dead but Ryan asks how she is sure that she is. Mercy is taken aback and Ryan asks if she’s sure Estela wasn’t also a victim of Pedro Carrillo and was forced to do what she did. He storms out without another word as Mercy screams for Joe.
The staff calls a doctor, who checks Morgana’s baby bump but finds it’s only a downy pillow. As he breathes life back into her, a maid takes pictures of the whole thing. Morgana finally throws up all the water, and possibly alcohol, and tries to breathe.
Tadeo cries and tells Leticia that he was put on the spot and had to make a choice. Leticia asks him to get closer and gives him a hug, telling him it will be okay. She is just sad that they will never meet their sibling or take her home so they could be a family. Either way, she’s sure the baby is watching them from the sky and knows they love it, no matter what. She is happy that they are close, even if it’s because of a tragedy, and asks both her kids to be who they were before. She asks Maria to be a proud Mexican and asks Tadeo to leave behind the world of music and change his feelings. They both promise to do whatever is necessary to make sure she’s happy.
Danilo arrives in a huff as the staff puts Morgana to bed. The doctor explains that she is doing better now and then leaves as Danilo thanks them. Once alone, Danilo kisses Morgana on the cheek and goes to caress her stomach but finds it as flat as an ironing board. He screams that the whole hotel now knows the truth but Morgana is just trying to sleep off her hangover and falls back asleep. Danilo curses his luck.
Mercy chides Joe for telling Ryan about her and Pedro but he reiterates that it wasn’t him and he would have no reason too. Mercy thinks they did it to test her and see if she killed Pedro Carrillo but Joe shakes his head and reveals that Asdrubal already confessed to that crime. Mercy has no idea who that is and Joe explains that he was the money launderer who worked with Danilo at Furia and also El Dorado. He goes to show Mercy a picture but she doesn’t care and asks why he wants to show her either way. Joe is quiet and Mercy demands Joe shut up about her baby as well and god help him if Ryan comes to talk about her baby tomorrow. She storms off as Joe tries to make sense of the (mostly) one sided rant.
Estela, who can’t sleep, goes to talk to Laura in her room. Estela asks if she cans it with her and Laura agrees and then admits that she has plenty of things that keep her awake. Estela nods and reveals that she knows what happened with Danilo, who she met that day, and thinks it must’ve been horrible. She explains that had doubts about her, which she told Ryan, but they cleared the air and she’s sure they both want the same thing: to see Ryan happy. Either way, she knows it must be awkward to have her there but hopes they can be friends. Despite the weirdness, Laura hopes so too. Estela then asks if she knows what she would do if the baby was Danilo’s but Laura explains that Ryan doesn’t care and that has made her love him more. She confesses that he is the love of her life but Estela is worried that Danilo, who gave her a bad vibe, will try and take the child away should it be his. Laura is sure he will pay for all he did soon and Estela hopes this is true (though we all know she’s probably lying).
The next morning, Danilo calls Horacio and tells him what happened with Queen Pillowtop. He is pissed that there is already a photo online and a sea of reporters waiting in the lobby for them to show their face. Horacio wonders what he will do and Danilo explains that Morgana will have to say that she lied and there is no one as shocked as he that the baby was fake.
Moments later, Danilo gives a makeshift press conference in the lobby to announce his utter shock and disappointment at Morgana’s actions. He assumes that she did it to rope him into marrying her while forwarding her career. He is surprised that she would stab him in the back after all he has done for her. A reporter wants to know why he didn’t find out till now, despite the fact that they live together, but Danilo explains that she had been distant and hormonal so he thought it’d be best not to bother her. Just then, tears well up in his eyes and he confesses that he wanted to be a father but it was not meant to be.
Joe arrives at Mercy’s office, happy to see her since she left early that morning without another word. Mercy chides him for discussing their personal life in front of Genesis, who tries to leave but Mercy won’t let her. Their discussion is interrupted by the news of Morgana’s fake baby bump, which considerably brightens Mercy’s day. She thinks that the only thing missing is for Laura to be pregnant and Genesis announces that she already is. Mercy smiles even bigger and grabs her necklace, thanking it for helping her pleas come true.
Estela gets ready as Laura comes in and smiles. Estela thanks her for lending her some clothes and admits that staring over is hard though Laura is there should she need anything else. Estela smiles and then tells Laura that Ryan is very fortunate to have a woman like her at his side. Laura smiles, visibly uncomfortable, as her phone rings. It’s Genesis, who tells her that the meeting with the investor is set up for tomorrow. Laura thanks her and then Genesis tells her about the Queen Pillowtop scandal: the baby bump is fake!
Alone in her hotel room, Morgana see the news of her fake bump spread along with Danilo’s declaration that she lied to him this whole time. She begins to cry but wipes her tears and begins to record herself on her phone. “I am Morgana Santos, and I have something to tell you about Danilo Cabrera…”
Laura tells Ryan about the pillow top baby and they are both shocked at the news. They both wonder how both Danilo and Morgana could do such a thing. Ryan then tells her that Mercy has been calling nonstop, probably to tell him the news, though Laura knows it’s also because she knows she’s pregnant and they will have to make the news public soon. Ryan nods but he thinks Danilo could talk though he doesn’t think he will reveal he raped Laura. Laura is doubtful because scum like Danilo never changes.
Chavalin goes to visit Leticia and reiterates that she has his full support. Leticia thanks him (but I’d rather she SHOW him how thankful she is and stop leading him on).
Laura asks Ryan if he still wants be with her, despite everything, but he can’t imagine his life without her (80% Galan; -20% for the Morgana slip up). He wonders if she’s worried about Estela and Laura explains that she understands why he fell in love with her. She thinks Estela is a very good person but Ryan notes that she has changed since her disappearance, mainly the fact that she used to be more outspoken and now she’s more reserved. He assumes being held captive changed her but doesn’t want to keep talking about it.
At school, Maria break up with SkidMark (thank you VEA) and tells him that she only went out with him because everyone wanted him and her father is a Mexican named Erasmo, not Tom Allen. She wanted to be like them but she sees now that she isn’t and doesn’t care to change for any of them. She leaves him speechless.
Tadeo meets with Horacio and tells him that he is leaving Furia though Horacio wonders why, especially since his career has taken off (and he’s not too bad in bed). Tadeo explains that he promised his mother and he’s a man of his word but Horacio offers him more money. Tadeo thanks him but shakes his head. Horacio thinks now is the best time to launch his career, especially after the Morgana scandal, and offers to take him out for drinks to discuss, alone. Tadeo doesn’t want to but Horacio reminds him that he signed a contract and has to adhere to it, no matter what.
Danilo walks into the Spider’s Den and Morgana throws a vase at him. He dodges it in time but demands to know what has gotten into her. Morgana runs up to him and tries to beat him up for hanging her out to dry after all she did for him. Danilo grabs her and tells her that he wasn’t going down for her mistakes, namely the fact that Leticia drank the poisoned instead of Laura and they took a picture of her without the baby bump. Morgana thinks he should have defended her and said it was Photoshop but Danilo doesn’t care. Morgana asks what they will do next but Danilo prefers to cut her out of his life completely. Either way, Laura may still be carrying his child so it’s win-win.
Milton goes to visit a former narco in jail who Asdrubal’s cellmate. He proposes that the man find out everything he knows from Asdrubal and he will recompense his family handsomely. The narco thinks it will be tough but wants to know how much money they are talking about first.
Ryan walks into his office and says hi to
Danilo hopes he and Morgana can end on good terms and Morgana agrees but warns him that she knows a lot of things about him. Danilo nods but reminds her that she is a known liar. Morgana wonders what the press will say when she starts talking because she’s sure they will listen. Danilo keep throwing glass cups across the room and threatening Morgana with death (though evil doesn’t die so easy). She warns him that she recorded a video, which has been stored in her email and will auto send in a few days, lest he change his mind. Danilo slams down another glass cup and curses his luck.
Mercy attacks Estela and chides her for ruining Ryan’s life. Ryan holds her back but Mercy reminds him that Estela’s return is dangerous because she will ruin the life he constructed in her absence. Ryan explains that Estela was a victim though Mercy does not believe one word (I see why her and Rosario get along). Estela thinks she’s no one to judge as she left Pedro to run off with Walter. Mercy doesn’t think it’s a crime to love someone else but Estela thinks it is to destroy the person she left behind. She blames Mercy for Pedro becoming a monster, destroying her life and, eventually, Ryan’s. Either way, Estela doesn’t think she should bother telling her anything more because her heart is made of stone. She storms out with Ryan in tow as Mercy throws her hands up in the air, frustrated.
Laura arrives at the ranch, after her sponsorship meeting, and says hi to both Paloma and Rosario. Rosario then asks about Estela but Laura is shocked to know she’s missing. She wonders if El Dorado too her but Rosario proposes calm down as Estela could’ve gone to get some fresh air. Laura decides to call Ryan, just in case, and he tells her that Estela came to Furia though he can’t talk and hangs up.
In the hallway, Ryan tries to apologize for Mercy’s actions but Estela thinks she was right and she shouldn’t have come back. Ryan understands it wasn’t her fault but Estela doesn’t believe him because her presence has caused him nothing but grief. She doesn’t know where she will go but she should leave him soon so he can make a new life with Laura. She asks him to keep their kiss a secret (uh oh!) and he nods though proposes that she move into his apartment while she gets settled. She agrees but prefers he keep his distance for now while she thinks about her future. Ryan nods and then takes her to meet Joe.
Morgana demands Danilo give her something for all the trouble he’s caused her and suggests he retract his comments about her pregnancy because she’s done looking like a fool (not hard) in front of everyone.
Laura goes to Furia and asks Genesis if Ryan is there as he sounded like he was leaving when they spoke.
In Mercy’s office, mercy is shocked that Ryan would fall for Estela’s BS again but Ryan demands she mind her business. Mercy thinks he should follow suit and not judge her decisions either but Ryan thinks it’s different. She knows he only clears about keeping his kiss with Estela a secret and Ryan nods, especially because she’s great at keeping them. Mercy agrees to not say anything but doesn’t notice the door to her office is ajar (lock doors people!)
Leticia smiles at Chavalin and thanks him for always being there. Just then, Erasmo (who?) walks in though he didn’t know she had a visitor. She introduces them and Chavalin prefers to leave though he reminds her that he always looks to the future while Erasmo is the Ghost of Christmas Past. Once alone, Erasmo laments what happened with the baby and tells Leticia that he will pray for it.
Turns out it was Genesis behind door #1 and she tells Ryan that Laura is there, looking for him, and will go get her. Once alone, Ryan reminds Mercy of their secret and thinks she shouldn’t judge Estela so harshly because she doesn’t know the whole story. Laura then walks in and hears the tail end of the conversation. She tells Mercy that she needs to hear the whole story before making her final judgment but Mercy thinks they shouldn’t trust a sheep in wolf’s clothing and leaves.
Leticia asks Erasmo about Bonita and their kid. He doesn’t know why but Bonita doesn’t want to be near him or around him since she had the baby. Leticia laments this as he loves kids (but is he a good father?)
Joe takes Estela to Ryan’s department. She remembers when he told her about it and promises to start working soon to get her own place. Joe hands her an envelope of money and tells her that Ryan wants her to be comfortable and fully recovered before she worries about anything else. Estela promises to pay back the money regardless. Joe then asks if she knows Asdrubal confessed to Pedro’s murder and the fact that he’s El Dorado. Estela explains that Asdrubal is a loyal foot soldier but Joe wants to take down the real Dorado and reminds her that she sent Ryan the knife that killed Pedro. Estela doesn’t want to talk about it but Joe thinks she could help them find the real Dorado because she’s seen him. He begs her to help them.
Ryan tells Laura that Mercy is exaggerating and asks Laura if she thinks the worst of Estela. Laura shakes her head but thinks he should’ve told Mercy the truth, right then and there. Ryan thinks there wasn’t time but Laura thinks there was but warns him to tell her soon and not let anymore time pass. Ryan nods and then tells Laura that Estela will be staying at his apartment though Laura doesn’t seem to happy to hear this.
Joe apologizes for getting Estela feel bad but she explains that just hearing El Dorado’s name bring sup bad memories. He offers her his support and she thanks him before calling him a good guy, like Ryan. Joe then gives her his care and asks that she call him whenever. Estela hopes to not bother him too much and Joe nods before explaining that he would give her his house number but he now lives with Mercy. Estela is shocked and admits that she would’ve never imagined them together. She then thanks him and give shim a kiss on the cheek (ummm….wait…is she seducing everyone now? Steve run!) He leaves and she smiles to herself.
Danilo goes downstairs with Morgana and they hold another press conference. The reporters ask if they are back together and why Morgana lied but Danilo stops them and tells them to let him speak. He explains he was wrong to throw her under the bus because she did what any other woman would’ve done. The reporters demand to know what she did.
Laura races by Genesis’ desk but she asks her to wait because she has something to tell her, especially now that they are friends, and it’s not gossip: a few minutes ago, when she arrived, Mercy told Ryan that all three of them would keep the secret. Laura wants to know more but Genesis doesn’t know anymore than something happened at Ryan’s office. Laura wants to know if she means something between Mercy and Estela or Estela and Ryan. Genesis shrugs.
As Horacio arrives, Danilo explains that Morgana has a medical condition, which prefers her from having kids and she didn’t tell him out of fear and shame. The reporters ask if she was scared that Danilo was going to leave her but Morgana orders them to shut up because they don’t know what it feels to not be able to have children. She begins to cry and Horacio can’t help but smile at Queen Pillow top’s quick thinking. The reporters ask her why she lied instead of adopting, for example, and Morgana explains that she didn’t want that kid to grow up with the stigma of being adopted. She planned to tell Danilo later, and hoped he accepted her, to which Danilo says he would’ve and would’ve cared for that child like it was his own.
As they prattle on, Leticia sees the news on TV in pure stunned silence. She remembers when Morgana offered to take care of her baby when it was born. Leticia realizes that Morgana wanted to keep her baby and then picks up her cell phone. She texts Morgana and tells her that they need to talk.
Danilo announces that the press conference is over as Morgana receives Leticia’s text. Horacio walks away from the spectacle, all smiles.
Laura goes to see Estela, who knows why she’s there, and apologizes for not letting her know she was leaving. Laura agrees but she’s not there to talk about that. Rather, she wants to know what happened at Furia and if that has to do with why she left the ranch…
Episode 62: Torn Between Two Lovers…
I'm so embarrassed, I should learn not to say how great an episode is before I've finished watching it. Right after I posted that comment, it got really terrible!
The thing that impressed me most was how well Laura and Ryan were doing. I was thinking that they were the most normal and impressive couple I'd seen in a TN in many years. Now, not so much.
Estela looks ridiculous and wrong wearing Laura's clothes.
And I like Estela even less now than I did on Tuesday. Her personality is so fake it actually makes her boobs look sincere by comparison.
I was WAY wrong with my prediction about Leticia's scenes!
And after all of today's talk about Morgana's extreme incompetence, I was pretty excited when Morgana was openly walking around with a drink in her hand. Even more excited when she fell into the pool. Ecstatic when her rescuers found the pillow. When she was fighting with Danilo, I thought he was going to kill her immediately.
Yet somehow Morgana got something right this time. But even a broken clock is right twice a day, which is a much better track record than Morgana's. If Danilo is the only person she can outsmart, that's not saying much.
Estela thus far has been a disapointed. If she doesnt turn out to be evil she will have been the biggesr troll in this whole story.
I have to admit I cringed at the kiss. Why Ryan....you were doing so well...
Did anyone notcie how the dress barely fit Estela? Nice touch, honey, but you are not Laura.
Mercy really has some brass to say Estela is bad for Ryan. Lady, your bad for Ryan too! Ryan leave with Laura and Paloma and leave the crazy behind!
Ithought Morgana wad a goner twice but she knew how to keep herself around. Think ahe heard us talk about her incompetance?
Thanks, RGV! Youre welcome, Julie!
Morgana was really on her toes last night...maybe some of that water made it into her brain. I too thought she was a gonner, especially when she threatened Danilow that she would expose all his little "skeletons."
For a big time druggie, Jimmy sure was sharp enough to figure out Danilow was a "quack." It seems Danilow got the goods on Steve just at the right time. I'm surprised Danilow didn't do away with him, but that poor doctor wasn't as lucky...he was just another innocent victim of Danilow's heartlessness...may he rest in peace.
So much to say, but my animalitos are waiting...laters
Ryan? Are you NUTS. No, not where are they, I think we know, but are you nuts? Listen the damage is done now. About the best you can do is take both of them to San Fran for a boinkoff. May the best girl win. Eat your Oysters boy.
I was not sure I could like Mercy less, but she has helped me discover that there is yet another level of dislike I had not previously seen. JOE: Go see your kids, (and your wife) she would have to reach a new high in low to be cast off for Merc.
Now that there is no brat for us taxpayers to.support until adulthood, then for the rest of his life in prison somewhere, LetMeSeeTheLight should just go ahead and off herself, since she was so disappointed they chose her earlier. If Chava is jealous of Eraser, he is possibly actually stooopid enough to be happy with LetMe after all.
Maria's epiphany was quick and complete. Too bad her STD can't have one also and leave as quickly as it arrived.
I believe DaniLow now for sure qualifies to be slowly lowered into a boiling vat of acid. S L O W L Y veeeery slowly.
Alfredo, there are no documented cases of ANYTHING EVER actually fitting Estela. The only time her clothing relaxes is on the floor.
Happy Friday Patio
Fridays always cheer me up. :-)
"Queen Pillow Top Loses Her Baby Bump" was excellent. "...suggests he retract his comments about her pregnancy because she’s done looking like a fool (not hard) in front of everyone" and "Turns out it was Genesis behind door #1" and "Out of the Mouths of Babes…and Drunks" were among many favorites too numerous to mention.
"(80% Galan; -20% for the Morgana slip up) (60% Galan)" - my, you were feeling generous weren't you?! :) I say he descended to 30%! Julie, perhaps we should have suspected the quick, no frills wedding might have signified that things were going too well? I gravely underestimated Estela's appeal. I don't see it mind you so am really having a hard time with it. I understand the boobs. OK. But there is no sincerity or warmth. Cold calculated conversations without conviction or a shred of honesty.
At least Mercy and Joe have Estela’s “number”. Estela was thisclose to Joe’s face when thanking him for “all he did” and sexily kissing his cheek. “She then thanks him and give shim a kiss on the cheek (ummm….wait…is she seducing everyone now? “ – yes, exactly. Barf.
"AssBun insists that those were “kinder(garten)” in comparison to Estela Carrillo…she’s a real woman…and that’s the truth (was that a tear he was wiping away?)". Yes it was! Soooo, she’s not his half sister??? Color me confused.
Speaking of gonebungone, "He (Joe) goes to show Mercy a picture but she doesn’t care and asks why he wants to show her either way". This puzzled me. So Mercy and nobun never met. If Mercy had looked at nobun's picture would something have stirred?
Well Leticia did perceive Morgana's game. I was a bit impressed. It was a fleeting sensation as he "...asks Tadeo to leave behind the world of music and change his feelings". She will never accept him for who he is. I don't even think Chava can get her to see beyond or expand her narrow view of the world.
"Perturbed, Ryan tells Laura that he has had enough of Estela" and "Ryan agrees…but with Estela it was so different…they lived through a lot together…they were going to go away together…leave everything behind (just like he wanted to leave with Laura?" said it all perfectly.
I understand Ryan's confusion but the kiss was way too soon. If he had agonized for weeks (or even days) but he and Estela have been together what an hour (?) and they can't control the passion? This does not bode well.
Would someone kindly tell me why Dan is after Steve? I'm not following why. Oh and Dan shot the doctor in the throat. He is getting more vicious by the day. I am also surprised Morgana is still alive. Purely by luck.
What is Milton's motivation? Who IS this guy?
As much action as has transpired, much is still shrouded in mystery.
Alfredo and RgvChick, thank you for another sterling recap! Sensational.
And yes, I totally agree Joe should go and see his kids.
Another great picture...
I'm chafing a bit to learn more about the Joe/Lindsay backstory myself. Lindsay does not appear to emit much sunshine and in fact seems quite bitter. Joe is obviously part of the reason, but I'm not convinced he is all of it. We've not seen her with the children, nor have we seen Joe with them.
Mercy isn't warm and fuzzy though is she? Joe sees something in her that we do not. I like her more than you seem to but she has quite a walk up the redemption path herself.
I do believe Joe and Lindsay fell out of love. His affair with Mercy was wrong, granted no matter what the circumstances.
He is devoted to Mercy yet alarmingly aloof from this own children whom I gather he has not seen in some time. That is a disconnect for me. Perhaps there is some dark side we've not seen.
I know this is cra cra, but could there be any change he is ED??? Wow! I know, I don't believe it but would that be an out of the blue surprise!
Diana, If Joe is revealed to be ED, can the camera start on his signature hair and then pan out to reveal his face. Oh the possibilities!
Ryan put a target on Steve's back the minute he handed over the shares. I'm sure there were other ways to make sure Danilo never got them but it's now too late.
I was surprised he went for Morgana's threats. I thought he would've called her bluff but I guess there's too much at risk right now.
Mercy will never be warm but she's smart and sharp. Her lack of compassion a lot of times is what ensures she doesn't fall for anyone's bs.
Kirby, in DC she wore lots of crop tops right but was a mechanic?
Julie and RGV,did Morgana hear us talking smack? lol
As for our galan, I thought he had been pretty good, sans Morgana, and they were finally working as a unit. Here comes Estela's lips! *groan*
Yeah she was a mechanic, with perfect nails. She was forever madly in love with Herminio and to prove it she slept with everyone he knew or even talked to. :-)
For some reason, I knew that wicked Estela was going to put the moves on Joe. Mercy is going to really go BSC on her when she sees that happening
Kirby, were her lips always red as the rose and her fair skin pampered or did they add a few sweat drops for good measure?
How do we solve an enigma like Milton?
They didn't play on her over the top sexiness much in DC, but every now and then those looong muscular Amazon legs would come out and all any Woofer watching could think of is "Yikes, fasten your seatbelt! The pilot has turned on the smokin HOT sign.".
I really liked that you captured Mercy's true essence Alfredo. I really like her but admit I'm biased as I really liked the actress (AV with Eduardo Yanez was my my favorite role of hers)...And when you think about it, Lindsay is rather the same "type". Joe likes 'em cool, not warm.
I think Milton wanted to know who was laundering money at Furia, which Laura knew but wasn't saying, though his investigation is coinciding with Asdrubal's arrest and subsequent confession, and now he's trying to tie all of the pieces together.
I mean, are we really supposed to be rooting for Estela at all?? The smart, long suffering Laura is the clear choice. I'm sure Estela could provide a litany of the atrocities she has been through. Of course, I don't think any of them are real.
I'm disappointed in Ryan but haven't completely written him off. Ordinarily, I would have. Credit to David Z. who has played his part perfectly. This is by far his best role (yes, even more than Sortilegio) IMHO.
And what the hell with Ryan not pulling away from Estela immediately. Didn't the same thing happen in TVA? I want to start a campaign to stamp out the scourge of Galan Paralysis Syndrome. Y'know, it's not like he was wondering what it would be like. He's kissed her before.
Kirby: "she has helped me discover that there is yet another level of dislike I had not previously seen." And I think she also introduced me to a new pitch of shrillness I hadn't encountered before. Hoo boy I sure hope she took enough of those pills. I briefly appreciated Mercy for the way she bonded and cared for Paloma, but now I see that this was motivated by something really unhealthy.
What Laura "supposedly knows" but won't tell Milton is not the identity of El D, but the person in Furia who is laundering the money. He keeps asking her about that and she always tells him that she can't tell him for his own good.
I was impressed by Maria breaking up with Mark, but I'm sorry she didn't slap Kim in the face. I'm a little confused by her high school experience, actually - how did she get mixed up with this Mexiphobe [I bet there's a real word for that] crowd?
I was not as pleased with Tadeo quitting his job, because I don't think Leticia's request was reasonable. He makes better decisions without her. The truck-driving job was originally Erasmo's idea, a couple of months ago, I think. Since Tad didn't want to go to school, Eraser was going to get him a job there instead, but Tad didn't want it. And then Bonita said he'd end up in a gang. That was very narrow-minded of her... Tad's an energetic boy, he can drive a truck AND be in a gang!
I noticed that when Laura and Estela were chatting on the sofa, it looked like Estela was touching Laura's arm. I guess if you can establish that you're gropey with everyone, maybe it doesn't look so bad when you're caught kissing a married man. What? No.
Diana, I didn't understand why Dan was after Steve either. Thanks for explaining, Kirb.
Regarding Joe, perhaps Lindsay has been a pill for a long time and he gave up on her. That still doesn't explain what he sees in Mercy. Maybe he drank a love potion by mistake. I sorta like the idea that he could be El D, but I don't think he is. I think that would have come out when he was talking to Estela.
You know where Ryan's 40% shares would be safest? If he gave them to Paloma. That's the one person Danilo wouldn't mess with. (I hope!) An adult would have to serve as her proxy to vote those shares, but it wouldn't be any different than having Steve vote the way Ryan wants him to.
We're also getting overwhelming "hints" that PonyBun is Mercy's son, which makes me question that too.
Historically, however, when all of the unsubtle hints in a TN have pointed in a certain direction, it was not a trick. I think subtlety is just not very popular in Televisa's audience.
(There was relatively more subtlety in Yago, but that's an atypical case!)
Seems she is no stranger to kissing married men.
Julie, thank you for mentioning Estela had her hand on Laura as well. Grabby girl. Sometimes I get the feeling women who think and/or who are incessantly told they are beautiful think they can pretty much say and do anything they please. They tend to offer that "soothing" touch as a come on to men and a pacifier to the women they are betraying. Right in front of their face of course. Case in point? We need look no further.
And yes, there was not a smidgen of doubt Ryan returned that kiss with full fervor. Blech.
I wish you had shared your idea of Paloma getting Ryan's shares with the writers. Until last night, I swore Danilo would never touch a hair on Paloma's head. But that gruesome shooting of the poor doctor who was groveling and begging to live sobered me up very quickly.
Diana (who must get back to work but can't stay away from the great comments)
I also like your idea, Julie! Oh these writers. Can we sub in for them? I want to see Mercy tackle Estela, now that would be a match.
Diana, work is calling, but we love having you here.
1) When Danilow met with him, danilow told him Ryan was the one laundering money at Furia...and he had no accomplices.
2) During the same meeting, Danilow told him there was a person who could identify El Dorado...his woman...who Milto needs to figure out who it is, and
3) The prisoner/informant told him that "El D's" woman is named Estela Carrillo.
4) Milton knows Estela Carrillo was Ryan's woman.
That is how Milton came up with the conclusion that Ryan is El Dorado...and that is why he accused Laura of protecting Ryan.
And yeah, what is it with these "galans" just giving the person attached to their lips a little push and saying, ,"Hey, Don't do that!!!" Not hard if you really want to stop a kiss or a hug. Dummies.
As to Estela touching people, there is a big difference in touching in different cultures. Some students come into my class and hug each other each morning. Some ask if they can hug me goodbye at the end of the semester. The oddest goodbye was a student who asked to say goodbye and show respect the way the students in his country do to a teacher. I was a little worried, but I said "okay,," and he bent down and touched my foot. Some are uncomfortable with any show of affection .I think that Estela touched Laura to get her confidence. Like "See, I like you. I am touching you. I CAN touch you." Sometimes, I think a touch indicates control..like, I can get into your personal space . Americans like about a foot of personal space all around them, unlike some cultures where people are comfortable getting much closer to others.
Mercy is on the edge...taking all those pills and being totally ignoring Hot Joe. I was sure Joe would find the pill bottle she was holding. I think that her pushing Joe away is going to make him vulnerable to Estela's nasty charms.
I thought Joe looked like he understood exactly where Estela was coming from, but it might be wishful thinking. I don't think he would go there especially as he respects Ryan. Oh wait. He respected Ryan when he started the affair with his mother too so...Rats.
After hearing Bonnie is rejecting him, I am wondering if she is having second thoughts and ready to bolt.
That would leave them to reconcile and raise the baby together. With everything that has gone on, nothing would surprise me.
I'm really trying to find someone to set Chava up with - but I can't think of a soul.
Actually, if Bonita is having a serious problem, she may need someone else to take care of the baby for a while. Would it be weird if that person was Leticia? Yes. Is that weirdness a deal-breaker? I think not!
I think I remember seeing the name "Franco" in a recap and not knowing who that was. Maybe that was him?
I thought of postpartum too but no one here seems to get any medical help so will she go on diagnosed? If anyone needs to be alone and think about who she is and what she wants out of life, it's Leticia. She can't go back with Erasmo because that would going back to the illusion.
I am happy Maria is embracing her heritage but I hate how easily Tadeo gave up his dream. Regardless of the sexuality thing, he has wanted to be in the music industry since we met him. He should never let that go, just find another company since Furia is rotten to the core (so far).
It looks as though we will be able to use the phrase "meanwhile, back at the ranch" a lot as this tale unfolds.
I am trying to decide on an outfit for a wedding we are going to tomorrow at a ballpark. What does one wear to a wedding at a baseball stadium?
The name Robin works for me..or perhaps Minimilton .
I love the actor playing El Sagrado. He is excellent at playing both good guys and bad guys.
OT ..Chickie, I am thinking about a sundress or capris and top with sandals . The invitation said "casual attire", but I have noticed that people sometimes have very different ideas about what casual dress is. We went to a wedding in May , and the invitation said that it was "black tie optional." Most of the women wore black dresses.
What to wear depends on what makes you comfortable. I would wear pants (full length) but a pretty sundress is always nice.
"Black tie optional" is a useless directive. I reserve the right to wear a black tie to any event unless told otherwise, so there's no need to tell ME it's optional! Don't mention it unless it's either required or forbidden.
Aw, little chickies :-)
Hot Dog Costume? Oh Boy.
Susie I hate to admit it but I already have two of everything that the tax free weekend applies to.
Targeteo, Wally World and Sears will look like Black and Blue Friday this weekend.
We were talking earlier about Sara Corrales in Despertar Contigo. There was a scene in it where her former boyfriend's GrandFather died and everyone went to the funeral. Does anyone remember what Ela Velden (Maia), Herminio's new girlfriend, wore to the funeral?
Then let me tell you. All black top and skirt. The sKirt maybe made it down halfway to the knees, but then had a very obvious slit up one side two thirds of the way back up to the belt. It was the most inappropriate, sexy hoochie looking thing. I don't think a hooker would wear something like it to a coworkers wake.
I can't really suggest anything for you, Susy, as I am not very fashion forward, but I will say comfortable shoes is always a must.
How much does it cost to rent a friggin baseball park? Is it at night? Does the price include the lighting?
Susanlynn, looking forward to hearing how the wedding turned out. It sounds as though it might be a lot of fun.
Kirby, MA has had tax free weekends (think in August in the past, Julie?) however I don't know if we are having one this year.
My frig has been going, going for years now. I have several strategically placed bowls inside, catching the run off water. I just empty them periodically. My big fear is that it is just going to stop working. Too many expenses lately - buying a new one would break the bank. Man, there are a thousand things I'd like to spend money on - this isn't one of them.
Hub used to work on our cars years ago. He spent many hours fixing our old cars and kept them going years later than they should have lasted. I remember being in a junk yard where car parts were newer than the Duster he was driving at the time. There are reasons why they are referred to as "the good old days".
We didn't have a tax-free weekend last year. IF we have one this year (still not announced yet), it will be the weekend of the 19th. But we might not get much advance notice.
I have a perfect record of buying expensive things shortly before the tax-free weekend and then cursing myself when the weekend comes... or waiting for the tax-free weekend only to discover that they're not going to do it.
OR the first couple of years I bought a lot of clothes because I kept forgetting that we don't pay sales tax on clothing anyway.
Speaking of clothes, I would like to know how Maria bought those little outfits that she was wearing to school. I know she had turned into a brand snob, and Leticia wasn't making much money, and Tom had his job for like three days. Were Dad and Bonita funding her wardrobe?
Diana, my dad was a machinist, so he was always repairing everything to make it last. Nowadays cars have so much computerized stuff that people can't repair them by themselves anymore.
Julie..Did you buy the frig?
It is going to be too easy for Esteala to seduce Ry and\or Joe now that she is in Ry's apartment. After all the bad people Laura has been involved with, you think that she would be able to see through Esteala's lies.
Clicks, whirrs, stops occasionally to lick it's nuts. Many times just gives up mid wash to present you with a tub full of semi washed clothes in soapy water. Instructions on the lid even mention odd noises are not indicative of malfunction nor are short pauses.
I can't get an answer how hours can mean short. Sometimes decides that the spin speed is too fast and spins about the speed of a record player. Those seem to be the days it is pissed at the dryer. I just gave up and discovered that an occasional load will require a complete redo and live with it. #biggerfishtofry
I get that Ryan can't help but zoom into Estela's lips. She left him high and dry and he never knew why. It's like in those old movies where the husband thinks the wife died at sea and he moves on with a new love only to have the old love turn up suddenly. But to kiss her within days of his wedding and come home drunk to Laura? What the !@#$*! I like Laura's reaction though. Girl's got pride and good sense (sometimes).
Ahhh, beer..TGIF indeed.
I will plan on seeing it at the usual time for this week, 9 to 11 pm ET, and be open-minded about other possibilities. ;-)
AND they said last night that there is no show on Monday. Jose de Egipto is on and then the new Tierra thing. (confirmed with TVGuide) Feh, that means a three-day weekend for us.
"Feathers are gonna fly" made me laugh Kirby (as did your take on your washing machine). LOVE the bird.
Julie, Comcast doesn't show this on Monday either. Starting Tuesday, it has Ramon at 8, followed by this at 9, and then La Tierra Prometida at 10.
Rgv, I think in spite of everything that has been done to her - even the abuse, Laura is still basically trusting. It is frustrating to us to watch her being blatantly lied to and being played by Estela, but I think (and hope) she is going to put the pieces together.
"he's suffering from Galanitis" - ahhh, so that's what it is Alfredo? Well, there you go.
Even though she hasn't had much romance in her life, her TWO boyfriends of note were so dissimilar that it's hard to imagine that Laura would believe such a silly thing, but I do believe that in general we're more likely to give a friend-of-a-friend the benefit of the doubt.
On the other hand, Estela is SUCH a phony how can anyone trust her??????
RecAp. How do you remember it all? Im
Glad their back to 1 hour. I didn't get a chance to read today because I was working but I just finished just in time because the episodes about starting a few minutes. I changed my mind about Danilo, about not wanting him dead they can take him out anytime they want it will be fine with me he is dead inside no heart at all. It's great that Paloma loves him but I'm sorry that there's nothing they could take him out tonight if they want wouldn't bother me one bit.
Let me is a sweet lady and I like her but she's got some learning to do she hurts herself and her children but hopefully she will learn, it'll probably take the duration of the show and the second season but she'll get there.
Morgana is pitiful, that's all I can think of to say about her right now.
Ryan's in a pickle, Estella is the pickle.Laura, what can I say,.... good luck girl.
If I was tadeo I get as far away from those people as I possibly could and truck drivers are known to drive far far away.
I really really really really really wish Maria would get rid of that hair, it looks terrible she need to get some electric clippers and make like a Columbine in the wheat field and start
Mowing. She is much prettier with her dark hair.Her dark Mexican hair.Which
I think aS beautiful.
I don't like Milton with his wrongass self.
Okay it just came on. thank you Alfredo.
I was expecting a 2 hour show, but it was only an hour. Huh?
Will wait to comment...
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