Tuesday, July 25, 2017

La doble vida de Estela Carillo, #53, Monday, Orange is the new black

Guilty as sin
Is Laura Oviedo ready to hear the verdict ? Yes. Is the Patio ? Hardly …
"We find Laura not guilty of having tried to kill two good for nothing desgraciados. However, we do find her very guilty of having stolen several stuff – someone else’s identity, a child, the fans hearts with her ranchera singing…
Laura and Ryan are devastated to hear the verdict, end even  more so when the judge pulls out the sentence out of his ass papers right away : Laura is sentenced to 20 years in prison, to be served starting right now.
More sorrow all around. Chayo and LetMe are hugging and crying, Ryan looks desesperado, Joe impotent, Mercy is quietly registering the information.
Ryan gets into a bit of a screaming match with Mr. Blake, but he has to settle down fast or else he will share a jail cell with Laura (as if he could be that lucky).
As she is about to be taken away Laura faints because she’s pregnant afraid of what her life will be like from now on.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

La doble vida de Estela Carillo, #52, Friday, 07/21/17 Still on trial....

Yikes! I recapped Monday's episode.

Please read Rgv's recap in the comments - thanks, Rgv, once again you save the day :)
I'm getting pretty bad at this recapping game... can we just say that I had a glimpse into the future?

Also, Alfredo, can I do Monday's recap? :)


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo, #51, July 19, 2017: The Trial of The Century Continues…

Here is the recap, courtesy of RGVChick:

Scenes combined for continuity. Flashbacks in italics.

Paloma’s Perilous Plight

Laura continues her testimony. She describes her first encounter with Blake as haunting...it is engraved in her mind and she still has nightmares. When she left Mexico, she never expected to see Blake again, but he managed to find her. Luisa shoots up out of her seat and shouts that Laura is lying, after which the judge orders her to sit down or she will be removed from the courtroom. The prosecutor accuses Laura of defaming Blake, a respectable businessman…a good man who tries to help people, but the judge stops him short and tells him that they are not there to pay homage to Mr. Blake; he then asks Laura to continue. Laura starts her story, “That day a frequent client came in drunk; and he was armed.”

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo (LDVDEC) #50 7.18.17: The Trial of the Century Begins...

Memories are in italics.

In the police station, Laustela worries that she may also get Ryan in trouble because of her false testimony but Ryan reiterates that they and Paloma will be happy, soon. Laustela is unsure but she makes Ryan promise that Paloma will never know she was in jail or a criminal. Ryan nods.

The news of Laustela’s arrest spreads like wildfire along the entertainment media. Everyone wants to know why she has been arrested and various sources report that she is an illegal immigrant, usurped an identity and killed a man on American soil, which is why she will be tried in the US.

Danilo and Horacio hears all the reports from Danilo’s office. They are both surprised by the news and Danilo now knows why she never wanted to return to Mexico. Horacio asks if Danilo is aware of the possible implications, especially because the man she murdered was also an American citizen. Danilo shakes his head and Horacio reminds him that Furia may be investigated and the police may find out about the money laundering. Danilo doubts it as Regia turn herself in for other crimes that have nothing to do with El Dorado.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo, #49, Mon Jul 17 2017: Throwing in the Towel

Alt title: Snake Bites Snake

Danilo is getting nervous, because BunMan's phone has been disconnected, and Marcelino's going to want his money soon. Horacio says it's time for Plan B, but Danilo protests that he never even had a Plan A. Then Dani comes up with a plan right on the spot: since El Dorado isn't watching, Dani will just take on more clients and he'll get the money that way. (There's a flaw in his logic, but I won't be a buzzkill.) Horacio says that more clients means more problems.

Genesis interrupts Danilo and Horacio's meeting to tell them that Soto died overnight. Danilo shoots a disbelieving look at Horacio, who replies with an ever-so-slight headshake.

Ryan calls Laura, who has apparently finished her cigarette over the weekend. Ryan is worried about her, and Chayo is beside herself. Laura reminds Ryan that scaring Chayo could put her health at risk, but Chayo was apparently just as scared when she didn't know what Laura was up to. Chayo doesn't approve of what Laura's doing. Laura's disappointed that Chayo isn't supporting her, knowing all that Laura's been through. Chayo yells some more until Laura hangs up.

Then Chayo argues with Ryan. Apparently, although it's okay for Chayo to disapprove of Laura's reckless behavior, it's not okay with Chayo if Ryan disapproves too! Seriously, I just got whiplash. She says that they have to have faith that when Laura cools off, she'll think with her head.
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

La doble vida de Estela Carillo, Capitulo 48 - 7/14/17 Kill them, Regia, kill them a slow and painful death!

Personal Statement: violence is never good and people need to work through their problems without pulling guns... except when they're forced into sexual slavery and the likes...

Recap courtesy of Rgv Chick (I'm just copying your first comment here, because you hit on all the important points of the show in a stellar way and as usual, time is running out on me... I did add some of my own notes in italics, but this is mainly your baby! Thank you for helping out once again!)

Odious Isidro makes it to the top of my hate list. DNA results are in and he can't wait to get Paloma so he can take Paloma back to Mexico and resell her to get more money out of her. Although Blake is hateful at least he doesn't have anything bad planned for Paloma...he has already gotten on the foster parent list so Paloma can stay with him. Between Isidreadful and Blake, we have to go with Blake, sadly. What a nightmare.
But Isidrodious won't give up on using Paloma to get more money, he hightails it over to Furia and asks to see Mercy. Luckily, Genesis tell him she is not there. Danilow makes an interception and tells him he will take her to Mercy.
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo (LDVDEC) #47 7.13.17: Lots of Suggestions but No Solutions

Ryan hopes one day Mercy doesn’t regret all the mistakes she’s made.

Mr. Blake doesn’t think they need Isidro anymore but it’s best to keep him close, for now. Luisa agrees, as he knows too much, but warns Mr. Blake that he could become as unpredictable and dangerous as Fausto. Mr. Blake agrees and asks Luisa to go with Isidro tomorrow for the paternity test though Luisa doubts they would give him Paloma, even if he were the father. Mr. Blake nods but thinks they could take the opportunity to give Paloma a home either way.

At her house, Joe tells Mercy that he found Isidro but he’s staying at a luxury hotel and not a rinky-dink motel, like they thought. Mercy assumes someone powerful is helping him because someone like Isidro could never afford a luxury hotel. She orders Joe to take her to see Isidro, though Joe thinks it would only complicate things. Mercy reminds him they are already complicated and storms out with Joe in tow.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo, #46, Jul 12, 2017: Cat’s Outta the Bag—Run, Baby, Run!

Here is the recap, courtesy of RGVChick:

Some scenes combined for continuity. Flashbacks in italics.

LetMeBeAWidow Asks for Kids Support

At Chicano Hotel, LetMe is sitting on her bed with Maria beside her. She says a small prayer for TomAss (too late, he’s dancin’ to the devil’s tune or burnin’ to a crisp). Maria reminds LetMe that he was abusive and probably got what he deserved, but LetMeBeASaint responds that no one deserves to die in such a way. When Maria asks how and why he died, LetMe responds that they don’t know…the police told her that they found everything on him-- his wallet and money-- and they asked her if he had any enemies. Maria worries that if TomAss had enemies, they might go after LetMe. Tadeo comes into the room (quite annoyed and apparently not wanting to be there) and says, “Ok I’m here. Are you happy now?” He sees that LetMe is crying and asks her what happened, and sarcastically adds, “Who died?” LetMe tells him “Tom” and adds that she needs them with her now more than ever. Maria hugs her as Tadeo assures her that they won’t leave her.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo (LDVDEC) #45 7.11.17: Speak of the Devil and He Doth Appear...

Steve wonders how he and Ryan will open the door, as there are millions of combinations they can try. Ryan goes for the faster route: one bullet for the lock and another for the keypad. He then kicks open the door and goes inside the room, gun drawn, with Steve close behind.

At Furia, Laustela arrives and runs into Ausencio but quickly walks away from him. Ausencio, however, won’t let sleeping dogs lie and assumes she’s pissed because her single is not even playing at the rinky dink stations while his is a hit. Laustela is taken aback and Ausencio rubs it in her face: she is in a world of men and they will never allow her to reign supreme while they stay behind. Genesis overhears the conversation from the reception area and goes to see what the ruckus is about as Ausencio continues his monologue: women were only put on this Earth to cook and clean and have children. Laustela tells him to go back to the 12th century but Auscenio argues that she always reacts the same, angry. Laustela tells him that if he were a man, he wouldn’t be worried about a woman taking his place but she will show him who is boss. Ausencio goes to say something but Mercy comes and demands to know what the screaming match is about.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo, #44, Mon Jul 10 2017: Unwelcome Guests

La Regia is doing an interview at a radio station. Someone calls in with a question. Laura doesn't recognize his voice. (The captions say it's BunMan, but I'm not sure if that's supposed to be obvious. Laura HAS met him before.) The radio host offers to cut him off, but Laura okays the call. The caller asks who is the father of your daughter, because it's not Ryan Cabrera. The host tells the producer to cut the call. Surely this is just another one of those creeps who like to harass celebrities. But Danilo gloats to Ryan that the secret is out, and that could be bad for business.

At the Chicano hotel, La Toña and Fausto are using Nina to get to Laura, since she's the president of La Regia's fan club. Nina doesn't want any part of this plan, but Toña threatens to scar her face if she doesn't cooperate. Nina's game for that, so next Toña threatens to bring Nina's 16-year-old sister into the business. That does it.

Leticia goes to jail to see Chavalin, but he's been released and they don't know where he went. (I really don't think they're supposed to tell!) She is disappointed. She goes to the bakery, but it's locked up and there's no one inside. She slips a note under the door.
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Saturday, July 08, 2017

La doble vida de Estela Carillo, Capitulo 43 La Regia is back...and there is another bad guy on the horizon

Celso helps Estela, Ryan and Milton escape. They get to see where the other illegals are hidden. Laura whishes they could do something to help, but Celso says that the bad guys have too many connections, they can’t help them. Milton films everything and then they run.

Genesis and Steve are in luuuv. She’s sad about her brother.

La Tona is back home, hurting. She asks for Nina’s help while she recovers, but then she catches her searching for Laura’s passport.

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carillo, #42, Jul 5, 2017: Desperate Measures…Drastic Results

Here is the recap, courtesy of RGVChick:

Scenes combined for continuity

TomAss Grovels

(Mexican version only: As he retracts his fangs and horns, TomAss enters LetMe’s hospital room and slithers toward her bed. Seeing him, LetMe cringes and, as she turns away from him, begs TomAss to please not touch her because his touches become strikes ....) TomAss pleads with her to forgive him and that everything will be alright; she just needs time to think (really, mister? how can she think after you jolted her brain??). LetMe turns away and cries as TomAss leaves.

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo, #41, Tues Jul 4 2017: Uh-Oh, We're In Trouble

Laura asks Paloma to look into her eyes. Paloma can't see any evil there. They hug.

Laura tells Paloma that the lies were a trap to catch her, like the story where they try to trap the prince(ss). Laura cannot leave without Paloma. Paloma asks if a prince will rescue them. Laura says the princesses will need to unite and liberate themselves from the bad guy with the sunglasses. It's a deal, and they rub noses.

Leticia gives Ryan the envelope with the money. She begs him not to send Tomas to jail. Ryan is grateful. Leticia is confused. Ryan takes the envelope and shows it to Joe. They surmise that the money is Danilo's, and Tom must have found it in the warehouse where he works.

On the phone, Danilo tells Horacio that he didn't ask Marcelino for help with their thief. Dani will have to take care of it himself. Horacio reports that he was on his way to Tomas's, but his car broke down. And Ryan followed him. Dani is worried that Ryan will beat them to the money. He scolds Horacio for telling Asdrubal about the money in front of Ryan. Danilo orders Horacio to have Natividad pick up the money at Furia and take it to Morgana's show. There's a cruddy warehouse there where no one will snoop around.

Horacio asks what to do with Tomas, but Danilo has already hung up.
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Saturday, July 01, 2017

La doble vida de Estela Carillo Friday #40 If the real Batman and Robin were this bad...

Recap written by RgvChick and Kirby- THANK YOU!!
Laura returns to PsychoB's table and he shows Laura the check he received from the auction and tells her he didn't know what she had to do but that she wasn't with the "winner" for very long.

Next day--
LetMe goes to find Tadeo at the studio and scolds him for getting a job as a guitar player/singer. She tells him that he needs to go back to school and get some type of certification. She then goes to find Morgana and tells her how dare she give her son a job and that she knew she couldn't be trusted. Morgana tells LetMe that she was just trying to help and that she hired Tadeo on the condition that he go back to school..and that he has to show her his report card. LetMe calms down.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo, #39, Thurs Jun 29 2017: It's Worse

The guys at the restaurant who wouldn't talk to Emerson are more forthcoming with Ryan and Steve. Emerson is understandably disgruntled, but now they know that La Regia has been going around with Mr Green, who is running for mayor. They rush off to her next event.

Laura sings a song about the brave Latinos who leave their home and loved ones to look for something better. "We are all verses of a single song." She tries to follow up with a motivational speech, but Blake has Luisa cut the mic. Luisa tells the crowd there's a technical problem, then leads Regia off the stage by the elbow. The crowd is chanting "La Regia! La Regia!"

Steve, Emerson, and Ryan have a hard time getting near the venue because of the protesters picketing outside. They ditch the car and proceed on foot, but while cutting through an alley they run into someone that one of them previously had a rumble with, but I'm not sure who or when. Maybe it's the guy who harassed Genesis at the bar? He has his friends with him this time, so they brawl. It is very violent. Ryan fights like a Power Ranger, but the bad guy corners him and pulls a knife.

But then some angry Latinos show up and chase the "Yankees" away. The angry Latinos were on their way to demonstrate at Green's campaign event. Ryan's ready to go with them. Oh no! Emerson's been stabbed. But he still wants to go rescue Estela. Ryan must really be wound up, because he doesn't even think to argue with him. (And Steve is mad because he used his belt to fight one of the bad guys, and the bad guy took off with Steve's belt.)
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo, #38, Weds Jun 28 2017: Sold Out

Blake tells Laura that Paloma is the best way to hurt her. He calls for Luisa. Laura knocks him down. Luisa pulls hm out of there, and he says that Laura and Paloma will pay.

Mercy (still wearing that hat indoors) disapproves of Ryan being out of the hospital and trying to help Estela. He asks Mercy to call the lawyers who worked on his case (for killing Pedro Carrillo) to track down Rosario's sister.

Mercy is worried that Ryan is too weak to fight the bad guys. Ryan says that Steve and "someone else" is helping him.

Ryan's "someone else" is Danilo, but Danilo is reluctant to help - until Ryan says that they've got Paloma too. Then Danilo is on board with going to El Dorado - except that he has to pretend that Ryan is forcing him.

Laura tries all the usual ways to get out of the room. In the bathroom, she pries a towel bar loose, but Luisa is waiting for her. Their battle is extremely brief. Laura loses. Luisa calls "Johnson" for some "medicine." (Perhaps she means Johnson & Johnson. Hah! I kill me.) Luisa expresses a desire to [bleep] Laura's pretty face. She gives Laura a shot, and Laura goes to sleep.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo, #37, Tues Jun 27 2017: The Butterfly Effect

Danilo's Russian Roulette game is a dud. Natividad urges him to call it a night.

Blake meets with Senator Wolverine, er, Senator Logan, who assures him that the Justice Department will leave Furia alone in exchange for El Dorado's generous campaign contribution. Logan suggests that Blake leverage his entrepreneurial success into a run for Mayor. His blindness will work in his favor, and he'll improve the party's image. (I hate to ask which party this is.) Logan thinks that if Blake becomes Mayor, he can get Logan closer to the Governor and important people all over the US. (Sounds like Logan is a state senator, not a US senator, but he should still already have access to the guv'na.) Blake agrees to go for it. Logan says he will have to figure out how to win the Latino vote. (These two guys realize they're speaking Spanish, right?)

Joe meets with Chavalin in jail. Sounds like the police have found evidence against Chava, which will complicate his defense. Joe assures Chava that Estela asks about him every day. (She must be doing that during commercial breaks.) Chava says Estela has never visited him in jail.

Paloma, Rosario, and Paloma prepare to move out of the ranch. Danilo objects, mostly out of concern for Paloma. He offers to move out instead. She can have the ranch as payment for being La Regia. (Paloma asks if Ryan will be moving in. No, but she can ride the horse someday.)

On the phone, Blake tells BunMan that the charges against Furia will disappear. In return, Blake has a request that takes BunMan by surprise.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo, #36, Monday Jun 26 2017: A Pocketful of Ryan

Estela thinks she and Ryan need to break up in order to survive, and tells him not to make it even more difficult. He tries to get out of his hospital bed, but she begs him not to and says she loves him.

La Toña is still at Blake's place. She's tied up and wearing a gag, but Blake tells her he knows she's the one who tried to have Laura whacked. He understands why, but he reserves to right to be the one who gets revenge. He promises that he'll make Laura suffer until she begs for death. (He strokes Toña's hair creepily throughout this speech.) Unfortunately, Toña will have to wait here until he's done.

Luisa interrupts to tell Blake that La Regia is going to be on live TV. This is their chance to find Laura! They hurry out of the room where Toña is being kept. Toña struggles against the ropes binding her hands behind the chair.
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Friday, June 23, 2017

La doble vida de Estela Carillo, #35 Friday, 6/23/17 Everybody wants a piece of Estela Carillo

Estela reads the note that Ryan got from El Dorado: they want his Furia shares and for him to break up with Estela
Ryan says he will NEVER leave Laura. She is forced to acknowledge that thanks to ED he is alive. But why would ED want to stand between the two of them? Wanting access to Furia is one thing, but why are they targeted as a couple? Ryan thinks that his brother might be involved, but Laura doubts it. Nevertheless, Ryan thinks that she should stay away from him.
Laura is thinking about talking directly with ED. Ryan thinks this is a situation that men should handle (huh?), but she is sure that women are strong, too. After all, the person who tried to kill her and hurt him was a woman, La Tona. Ryan asks for the truth once again. So Laura tells him how she used to work for La Tona as a prostitute. She believed Fausto's lies, but he just left her in La Tona's hands. The first few months Osiel used to beat her every day, but after a while she managed to convince them that she was Ok with her situation, even if she was broken inside. She remembers how at one point she wanted to call her aunt but La Tona told her that the old lady was dead. When Laura cried she was just handed over to some random guy.
Ryan is crying as Laura is talking. She tried to tell him once, at the restaurant. He is sorry she had to talk about the past, and he thinks Fausto is Paloma's dad. She denies it and wants to go. He asks her to come back, kisses her hand and says how sorry he feels for everything. She quiets him with a kiss.
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo #34, 6-22-17, Ryan loses a round in the Cartel Tournament of Roses; Calao is out, QEPD

Anita, here, substituting for Alfredo, so he can enjoy his vacation away from the confusing life of Doble Agent Estela—oops, sorry, not a spy thriller. Actually, it should be called the Triple Life of Estela Carrillo or even the Quadruple Life of Estela Carrillo, most of which we know nothing about and are learning nothing much. Laura Oviedo is another case in point. She is also a mystery woman--with a child. A mystery so great there are people out there trying to kill her. So she hides with the new personna (with papers) of Estela Carrillo. This identity is beginning to unravel and though she takes the stage name of La Regia, no one is fooled by that little twist. In fact she’s in further danger since she, her voice, the gossip and scandal surrounding her are now front and center.

Part 1 of 3…Some scenes combined for the sake of continuity.
Assassination Attempt
A laser is trained on the middle of Ryan’s forehead as he starts his car in the Furia parking garage. Either the laser, the shooter or his van are off target and Ryan ends up shot in his abdomen (Miracle #1). The van takes off and Ryan falls out of his car. Security comes running calling for an ambulance, stat. (Miracle #2).

The Abused Covers for the Abuser with the Magic Word “Baby”
Tad, Maria and Lett’s duffle bags are packed and on the floor in the middle of Tom’s spacious living room floor. Apparently Tad has persuaded his mother to flee the house of her now escalating abusive husband (in name only, except for one time, cause she’s pregnant). Tom returns and demands to know what is going on. Lett tells him they are leaving him.

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