Tuesday, October 29, 2013
PEAM, Tuesday 10/29/13 (#166): Bloodshed and Anemia
Remember I joked a while back that Vero needs lots of sleep to keep up her busy schedule of bitchery? Today she visits Alma in prison to gloat. There's a minimum 30 year sentence for murder, she taunts. Despite feeling crummy, Alma musters up enough bile to counter-taunt. "Jesus is MINE and he will NEVER be yours! You'll lose your child and then you will rot from the inside. You will die of hatred."
Chucho is waiting in his car at the murder warehouse in hopes that Cristobal will come around. Rog comes out to see him and talk about Vero and Alma. Chucho brings him up to date on the investigation and shows him Cynthia's foto of Vero's Gallery of Grief or Wall of Woe or Mural de Muertos.
Chucho notes that Rogelio really is changing. Abashed, Rog says he still has lots of secrets. He wants to free himself of all his past misdeeds and hints that a big punishment awaits.
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PEAM #165-10/28/13: Chucho Is On the Case; Xochi Has Big News, The Return of Rico Suave!
Hola PEAM Peeps! I am subbing for our wonderful Ms Cheryl who is in Oxaca for a couple of weeks. This recap will be short and sweet, maybe ; ) and mostly in order. I am skipping the old and going straight to the new.
Luisa is much better. Chatita and Sebas make a good team in watching her as Chucho is going to have a muy busy day.
Alma in the jail is being formally charged with Marta's murder. No bail for poor Alma. She will stay incarcerated. Astudillo later calls Chucho and tells him the same.
Pato, Rog and little Ferny are all sleeping, but Ruh Roh, little Ferny wakes up and cries, and Pato tries to wake Rog, who is very slow to wake up. Pato gets up and tends to the bebe, Rog rubs his eyes and they talk about Alma being in la carcel, they are both worried about her, and Rog asks Pato to marry him sooner rather than later!
Chucho has a new job! He is becoming like M. Hercule Poirot, like a dog that won't let go of a bone, in other words, like a detective and Delia is going to have that device tested for substances. Chucho's theory is that it was full of some type of drug that knocked Alma out when she turned on the air conditioner. Chucho is also going to check around the pharmacy where Alma went, to see if anyone saw anything.
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Saturday, October 26, 2013
Porque el Amor Manda #164: The Odors of October
Paty congratulates Roger on how he faced down Killeronica. He confesses to her that the crazy witch has something on him: a tape recording of his illicit business activities. Que que not-so-casual what? And it wasn't only Nick Donavon, either: he admits had dealings with...Ury Petrovsky. Paty is muy impactada: "The Ury Petrovsky THAT NEARLY KILLED MY AMIGUI?" "I just wanted Alma and Jesus separated," Roger whimpers, "And it got out of hand! I'm a delinquent! I should be the one in jail, not Almita..." He seems to be working up to turn himself in. I hope Paty's ready to be a single parent.
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Thursday, October 24, 2013
PEAM# 163- 10/24/13- Alma Learns That A Hyena is Not A Laughing Animal
PEAM #162-10/23/13: My Name Is Alma Montemayor Mejia and I Am a Murderer!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
PEAM, Tuesday 10/22/13 (#161): Life's a Joke. Death's the Punchline.
Once she's in the apartment, Vero overhears something about Vale's "novio" and chooses this as the topic of her fight with Alma. She claims to be there for visitation, but of course Alma doesn't let her take Vale. Vero hurls every insult she can think of at Alma, who stands her ground and doesn't lose her temper. They do threaten one another, however. (Actually, the real highlight of this scene is when Vero admits that she made a mistake. She's wrong about what the mistake was - she thinks she never should have let Chucho meet Valentina - but at least she admits to being fallible. Too bad Eli couldn't hear her say that. And Marta too, for that matter. They both told Vero that she should admit when she's wrong.)
Anyway, Vero tells Valentina "OK, I'm leaving now." Some visit. Valentina says, "I love you, Mommy." Vero replies, "Me too." I'm so touched, I dab at my eyes with a lace hanky.
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Monday, October 21, 2013
PEAM #160, Oct. 21, 2013 - Oh Say Can You See…the Pie Carts Up That Hill Aimed at Baby Sellers and Baby Thieves
Here is an experiment:
Aida tells Jesica who is down stairs waiting for her. She says oh no he will kill him (Cardy I presume) just then Cardy takes a flying lesson Jesús assumes another rescue role that of working wonders of conciliation between madman Bernabe and red-faced Cardy. The girls ooh and aah and Jesica takes a flower vase in hand to face the musinc. Bernabe swings her around but lets her back to admire her physique as we all always do.
Xochi and Fernando take the new car for a spin. Apparently she has never driven before so this won't go well as she ruins some poor slubs knees who has the good judgement to run for his life. Xochi is more worried about damage to the new MiniCooper than to the involuntary manslaughter charges that might await her future driving attempts.
Jesica assures Cardy that she will handle Bernabe. Then she assures Bernabe that even though she is totally in lurve with Cardy he is so wonderful to her. They hug and dance in the coffee room moving the dance out into the open office. Bernabe waxes between ecstatic dancer and wild man ready to defend his old girlfriend if Cardy ever does anything bad to her.
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Saturday, October 19, 2013
PEAM #159-10/18/13: Fluffy Folderol, Venganza Rants and A New Character, Oh, My!!!!!!
Hola Peam Peeps! It's one of those dreary days here today, drippy and gloomy, you just don't want to get out of bed type of day. I am so lazy today, but I have my nice cup of pumpkin spice coffee, I make this homemade and will add the recipe at the end of my recap.
Xochi is talking to poor Ale who has a black eye. Ale got it from one of her clientle and Xochi is very upset and offers Ale her help.
Marta, in her guise as Marcia, visits little Luisa while Alma and Chucho are out. She tries to abscond with little Luisa, but big FAIL. Saved by Sebas the Grandpapa who gives MM (Marta/Marcia) the stinkeye.
Alma is visiting Pato in the hospital when Rog comes in all upset about his bebe.
The Fluffy Folderol: Chucho and Valentina are giving Luisa her first bath, and Valentina is really enjoying this new duty. Alma is so very proud of them she grabs the camera and takes pics of this event. Then Chucho takes pics of Valentina and Alma, then the camera is set on automatic so the whole family is in the pic. Fluffy filler! Val asks after her newly born bubby, as Chucho is tucking her in for the night. Chucho tells her he is in an incubator cause he was born prematurely, he's very tiny, and she asks for a piano keyboard, she wants to learn to play like Kiko. She goes to sleep.
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Friday, October 18, 2013
Weekend Discussion: Virtual Feast
Thursday, October 17, 2013
PEAM #158- 10/17/13- We May Have All Lost Some Hearing But Veronica's Baby is Born
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
PEAM #157- 10/16/13: For A Good Time (And Trouble With Your Spouse), Call Alicia!
Recap By Pablo
This episode sponsored by cheap POLLO LOCO (yes, that's what Martha eats)!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
PEAM, Tuesday 10/15/13 (#156): The Little Bird and the Lucky Duck
In court, on the witness stand, Rogelio testifies that Vero began mistreating Valentina a few months ago. One morning she tried to hit her, but Rog prevented it. However, yesterday was worst of all. She hit Valentina and locked her up in her room without supper. (Does that make Rogelio a stool pigeon?)
Vero flips out and physically takes a swipe at Rogelio, at the same time denying that she ever hit Valentina. The judge calls an end to the session and says she'll talk to Valentina herself. "Great!" Vero snarls. "Let her tell you how much I love her."
After the judge leaves, Vero accuses Chucho of trying to take Valentina away from her. He says that's not what he's trying to do. I think Vero says that Valentina lies and/or exaggerates to get his sympathy. She also says Rogelio lied to get her in trouble.
"Don't you know how my princess is suffering?" Chucho asks. "I don't think you care. She's told me for months about your bad moods and mistreatment. What would you have me do? Just sit and watch it happen? I think not."
Vero threatens Rogelio again with that long-ago recording from Nick Donovan's hotel room. He replies, "Do what you want. I'm tired of your threats."
Vero tells Cinthia they will all pay. Cinthia too! "If I lose Valentina, I will tear you to shreds, you incompetent idiot!"
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Monday, October 14, 2013
PEAM #155 - 10/14/2013 - The Magic Time Machine Takes Us Back or Is It Forward to Hospital and Court
Two pictures from the France photo workshop: first an Arabian mix, Lucy coming out of the Atlantic surf, and the second a PRE (pura raza española) named Rubén. Rubén has been juried into the New Mexico photographers show to be hung in December.
Bebe Garcia appears a miracle of love as her Papa calls her. Maricela breaks up with Ricardo who has a fatal case of tickles and cries to the whole office who weren't too busy anyway so they discuss. Julio says let's treat him like an addict, he needs an intervention. Veronica is very pregnant and none of the madonna serenity has perforated her cranky snarling face. Jesús gets to announce in tongue tied bursts of joy, the arrival of another princess to Sebastian, Panfilo and Chatita.
We have the whining, crying track coming out of Maricela's pie hole when Pato gets the call from Jesús so she can torment everyone with gyrations and screams, yeah baby, yeah baby in rather faultless English. Veronica snarls something I missed.
Jesús brings a photo wrapped and framed in baby goo goo style of Alma and the baby in their first embrace. Jesús suggests they name the baby Louisa which confuses Chatita while they joke her into remembering that it is her name. Memory loss is so cute sometimes. Jesús and Chatita profess love and joy that the new Louisa is going to have a grandmother. Jesús then presents her with a gold saints medallion, didn't catch the saint…
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Saturday, October 12, 2013
Porque el Amor Manda #154: Two Time Warps & a Baby
Pato visits Alma in her bedroom and tells her the score: two up and two down for Rogelio, outcome uncertain. Alma observes that she obviously never stopped loving him and wishes her all the best. He really does seem to be changing -- he even volunteered to babysit Valentina during the custody hearing! They share a giggle over Paty's "pichon paternal."
Rico Not-So-Suave continues to act like a total tick in the restaurant. He doesn't understand why Maricela is so put off: wasn't she always crazy about money? She reminds him that she's changed: none of that matters anymore; what's important is being together. Oh yeah? Is that why you were always standing me up for that pretty-boy Elias Franco? Well, now I'm as good as him! (Guess again, twerp.)
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Thursday, October 10, 2013
PEAM #153- 10/10/13- Money Doesn't Buy You Class; The Transformation of Rogelio
Dear Marcia, oops, Marta- hahaha,
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
PEAM #152- 10/9/13: I Saw Paris, I Saw France, I Saw Chatita's Underpants!
PEAM, Tuesday 10/8/13 (#151): Cloak. Dagger. Banana Peel. Lobster?
Rewind: Chucho has given Valentina a cell phone and tells her to call him if she needs anything. He wants to talk to Rogelio; he's not home and Domitila doesn't know when he'll be back. Chucho asks about Vero's behavior. Domi says she's taken to her bed. She promises to keep an eye on Vale and let him know if Vero does anything to Vale. (But Domi doesn't, at least not in this episode.) As Domi prances away, I wonder if there are any podiatrists in Monterrey. Between the way Domitila walks and the way Jessica walks, they're going to need one.
Chucho tells Alma about Zsa Zsa's, I mean Tracy's, long-lost son Hector. He wants to reunite them. Alma offers to look into it. She apparently has no trouble tracking him down (she knows his first name, his mother's name, and it can't be all that hard to find out who his mom married by looking through old newspapers and records online) and he even agrees to meet with her the same day. Unfortunately I don't remember Xochi's "Dad" photo well enough to say if this is the guy and he looks way too young, but he's bitter about his mother. It was her obsession with work that drove his father to abandon them. (Wonder if that's the guy Mari's mom ran away with?) Hector has a wife and three kids of his own. Alma is shocked that these kids have never met their grandmother. Family is the most important thing. "Tell that to my mother," Hector says.
Depressed, Vero whines that Rogelio doesn't love her. Maybe he'll feel differently when she loses the baby! She doesn't care about anything, she says. She wants to stay in bed and sleep forever.
Valentina asks Vero to sign a permission slip or something for school. Vero has a temper tantrum. "I'm tired of you! Can't you see I'm sick?" She raises her hand to strike Valentina. Rogelio stops her. Vero is offended that he would side with his "archenemy" against her. Rogelio explains that little pranks are one thing, but hitting your daughter? Never! "As long as you live here, you won't touch a hair on her head," he tells Vero. I will never call him Rogue again!
Domitila sees Valentina crying. Vale says Mommy was going to hit her. She thanks Rogelio and even gives him a hug. He seems surprised to realize that he sort of likes this paternal feeling. They apologize to one another for all the pranks and agree that they were fun. But now she's missed the bus - so he drives her to school!
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Monday, October 07, 2013
PEAM #150 - 10/07/2013 - Can't You Hear the Laughter from Icky Robots & Violent Wedding Receptions & Evil Times Without End?
Our PEAM story has gotten so silly, so inane, I just couldn't help but start out tonight by bringing our thoughts to someone who deserves our thanks that an intelligent voice in the world speaks reason when so many others are speaking only madness and stupidity. I am Malala, I am Malala, I am Malala!!
Catching up… Jesica does a bit of pout and whine ruining her bride face while she chastises her parents for being late and scaring her that they were not coming. The priest says let's get on with this and everyone takes a seat. Tracy places a jeweled if wrinkly hand on Jesus' thigh, sigh. He plucks it off with dexterity.
Papa warns Cardy to be very careful with his daughter and Mommy rubs his bald head for good luck. Both Cardy and Jesica cry with love as they begin their vows. Jesus explains to Valentina that people that love each other go through this ritual.
Alma and her Poppy talk about old times and his excitement to spoil his only grandchild. He seems happy to be getting a chance to be a better grandfather than he was a father. He can't wait to know if it is a boy or girl. It will likely be one or the other so Alma tells him not to worry.
Already at the post ceremony reception. Valentina wants to make friends with the robot baby and Tracy wants to drink tequila so she orders two when the waiter is hailed. She admits that she has a son but she never sees him.
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Saturday, October 05, 2013
PEAM #149- 10/4/13: I'm From Missouri, Show Me! or Indecent Proposal Avon Style!
Hola, Peam Peeps! This recap will not be in order, por supuesto! I like to kerfuffle nah, not that, the recap just flows better. It is hotter than two chickens in the oven today, and I am so very lazy.
We have the old news of Panfilo's eye operation, Chatita is now with him and I swear, his eye patch is see through. Why couldn't they have given him a cool pirate one? Arrggghh!! The one he has on, looks like what the Governator in El Zorro, El Espada y La Rosa wore! Anyhoo, they declare they still luuuurrrvvvve each other and Susana is now history for our AARP Babe Magnet.
Xochi doesn't want to hold that little robot baby. She isn't into it, so to speak. She is not Mama material in other words. Ferny loves the little Fernadito, and is taking good care of him. When she explains to the Secretaria's it's a robot baby they are que, que, what? Later, Jessy holds the baby and she is quite good with him also. Loved Ferny changing the diaper. Anyhoo, later Xochi is getting in bed, and is bothered cause Ferny is still canoodling with the robot baby. They argue a tad, Xochi so doesn't want a baby right now, it's a bother, and the baby starts crying. Who knew robot baby's could pick up on Mommy and Daddy not being cool with each other? The long and short of it is, Xochi wants some shut eye, Ferny has to care for the baby on his own. He is quite good at it, and looks like he really loves this baby.
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Thursday, October 03, 2013
PEAM# 148- 10/3/13- Tracy Rodriguez, The Cougar Arrives on Take Your Baby Robot to Work Day.
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