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Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Teresa Mon 10/3/11 #151-152 El Fin, From Shark to Phoenix
Monday, October 03, 2011
Updates to Teresa Photo Montage
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Hundreds of new pictures from last week's exciting episodes have been added to the TERESA photo montage.
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Saturday, October 01, 2011
Teresa Fri 9/30/11 #150 SHARKITA BARES HER PEARLY WHITE TEETH!
CASA TERESA: Arturo and Teresa share a kiss. He asks if she’s sure about what she’s doing. He also asks if she truly fell in love with him. Isn’t it obvious?, she asks. She’s been in love with him for a long time. His phone rings – it’s someone named Carmelita. We see a flash of jealousy in Teresa’s eyes. He explains Carmelita called to tell him the divorce is final. He pulls off his wedding band, saying it’s time he stopped wearing it and goes to drop it in the trash bin. Teresa can’t believe he’s going to throw it away. He says the ring is trash, just like their marriage. That’s what she turned it into when she preferred money over the love she feels for him. He says it’s now really over. There is nothing to bind him to her. She disagrees and says they’ll always have all those beautiful moments they shared and he reminds her there were also some very painful moments, like her betrayal for example. Soon they will just be memories. He leans in and kisses her and she returns the kiss. **sigh, Ay Papi!!** The music swells and we have a romance-novel moment as they are locked in a passionate kiss. He finally pulls back and suggests she look him up so they can be together the night before her marriage to Fernando, just like she did with Mariano before she married Arturo. Well done, Arturo. Bravo! He walks away from her but turns and blows her a kiss at the door. **ay, ay, I think I’m having the vapors! Ay, Papacito chulo!** Whew, anyway, Arturo stops at the stairs and tearfully looks at his hand that no longer wears the wedding band. Back in the library, Teresa retrieves his wedding band from the trash bin and she’s also crying! A Donde Vamos a Parar?
HOSPITAL: Hector’s surprised to find Mariano back in his office (by Aurora’s side, of course), thinking he’d take a few vacations days after his ordeal. Mariano says he has lots to do and besides he’ll need the vacation for his honeymoon! He takes this opportunity to ask for Aurora’s hand. Hector agrees and in a touching gesture, kisses Aurora’s hand before placing it in Mariano’s. He’s convinced Mariano loves his daughter.
BACK AT TERESA’S HOUSE OF BLUES, she’s still crying over Arturo’s ring when Fernando walks in. She quickly hides the ring. She tells him everything is ok now and that Arturo and she have already split the workload. PLUS, everything is settled with the divorce and she only needs to pick up the final decree. Fernando is very happy and wants to get married ASAP no matter the cost. He suggests they push up the date. She begs him not to because the invitations have already gone out and all the preparations have been made. She doesn’t want any of their distinguished guests to miss the wedding. It’s the most important day of her life (yeah, that’s what she said the last time). He gives in, as always, but she still hasn’t explained why she was crying. She blames it on the legal issues with his mother. There’s not much they can do since all the transactions took place in Spain where his mother has many connections. He’s worried he’ll lose his father’s inheritance in full. Teresa says he may be able to keep the largest companies. She explains, as she paws him into submission, that if he were to sign these companies over to “someone else”, then he wouldn’t be able to hand them over to his mother – cuz they wouldn’t be his, see? He asks if he should put them in her name and she says that would be a good idea cuz then he’d be handing them over to someone he trussssssstssssss. Maybe she has doggie treats in her pockets or something, cuz he’s so mesmerized that he just starts kissing her. She finally comes up for air and tells him she’s happy he has so much confidence in her, so much so that he gave her power of attorney with those documents he signed. If he puts those companies in her name, that will be part of their community property but if he’d rather sign them over to someone else, they can sign the companies over to that person. Duh, he can’t think of anyone else he trusts. Oh, she understands, they’ve already seen how some friends can be. Who would have thought he’d end up hating Arturo. That clinches it and he makes the decision that the companies will be put in her name. Good boy! Here’s a liver snack! She kisses him and thanks him for his confidence. She tells him she hopes that by the time of the wedding, his mother will come around. riiiiiight
SCUMBAG HOTEL: Ruben is shushing Geno. They can’t risk anyone hearing them. Geno screams back that she doesn’t care what anyone thinks, she just wants to take care of Paulito! He agrees they shouldn’t argue. They need to stay united so they can confront everyone. She wants vengeance against everyone who’s been against them. Ruben names Teresa as being the one who fingered them for Fito’s murder. Yes, they must seek revenge for this and for all the harm she’s done to them and his daughter.
LUCIA’S CASA DE SKANK: Arturo has the divorce decree in his hands. Lucia congratulates him. He’s now a free man! She knows this isn’t what he wanted but things happen for a reason. He agrees, saying it’s time to put that all in the past and now he needs to learn to trust again. She knows it will take time, but she can be patient. They make out as the seksi music plays.
VECINDAD: Aurora and Mariano announce to all the vecindad dwellers that they’re gettin’ hitched! Clownberto makes some doofus remarks while everyone congratulates them.
CASA TERESA: Fernando is ready to sign the property documents but then hesitates, saying that what is happening with his mother is very hurtful. Teresa understands. It’s terrible that mumsy doesn’t respect him as he deserves. Instead of behaving like his mother, she acts as though she were his worst enemy. She hands him the pen and he obediently signs the document as Teresa gives him the most evil look ever! Give that good boy another liver snack!
BACK AT THE VECINDAD, Aurora asks Juana to make her wedding gown and Pati says she’ll pitch in. Pati asks if Aida and Teresa will be madrinas. Aurora confirms that Aida will be. There’s and awkward moment when Refugio assures everyone that Teresa is sure to be there because they’re such good friends.
The following morning, Refugio complains to Teresa about her upcoming marriage to Fernando. Teresa is sure of his feelings for her. Refugio wants to know about her feelings for him. When Teresa doesn’t respond, Refugio suggests they at least wait awhile. Teresa explains all the wedding plans are ready and the divorce is now final. Refugio complains that it’s been such a short time since Armando’s death. Teresa says that’s precisely why she doesn’t want to wait. The time to enjoy life is now. Her wedding is going to be sensational and held at the most expensive location with the best food. And her dress! To die for! She shows off the necklace Fernando gave her, saying it’s worthy of a queen. And it’s all hers. Refugio notes she’s only talking about material things. She hasn’t mentioned love or the excitement of being with the one you love. Refugio tells her it’s never too late to correct your mistakes and begin anew. Teresa complains she’s started over thousands of times already! Juana stops by and gives her the news of Aurora’s and Mariano’s upcoming wedding. Teresa’s surprised to hear the news, explaining Aurora has been distant since she started up with Mariano. She doesn’t blame her because who knows, Mariano may yet rediscover his love for Teresa! CARAAAAAZY! Juana is hurt when she realizes Teresa’s not interested in having her make her wedding gown. Teresa uses the excuse that Juana will be busy with Aurora’s dress and Teresa’s ceremony will only be a civil wedding.
ORIANA’S HOTEL ROOM: I believe this is our first visit to La Odiosa’s fancy schmanzy digs. She’s on the phone with someone discussing her legal maneuverings. She says they have the advantage that Teresa isn’t aware of the recovecos (twists and turns, complications) of Spanish laws. KNOCK, KNOCK, Who’s there? LANDSHARKITA! Teresa arrives in full Elvira splendor. Honestly, all she needs is the beehive! Anyway, she breezes right in, much to Oriana’s dismay. She’s come to ask her for the last time to accept her as her daughter-in-law. As always, Oriana replies, “¡Primero muerta!” Teresa tells her, “Think about it. I represent your son’s happiness. Together we can make BIG business! Especially now that I’m Fernando’s apoderada (legal proxy)!” WHA……WHAT!!!!????
CASA TERESA THE FOLLOWING MORNING: Reina’s taking out the trash and we see that Ruben has sneaked past her! He’s in disguise, wearing a cap. Uh, yeah. Teresa’s inside talking to a licenciado about the companies that have been put in her name. Holy cow, she’s telling this guy that Fernando would like to sell these companies and use the cash…..to invest in other companies. The licendiado makdes sure she understands these companies are very productive. Precisely the reason she wants them sold now and naturally this will require discretion to avoid further problems with Fernando’s mother. She reminds him that his commission will be directly related to his efficiency in the sale. So, can he do this or should she call someone else? He tells her she’d be surprised at how quickly he can sell these companies, only he needs to know if he can sacrifice a little on the price. Teresa considers it.
ORIANA’S SWANKY HOTEL: Momzilla has commanded Fernando’s presence. He hopes this is a truce (tregua). She reminds him how much she loves him and that she hates being separated from him. She’s gulping down some medication and tells him she’d like to have peace between them. He thanks her profusely, hugging her and kissing her. He knew she’d come around and even brought her invitation to his wedding. He’s so happy. She takes the invitation……..and rips it to pieces as he looks on. She called him here not only to ask him to cancel this absurd wedding but also to nullify any agreement he’s made with Teresa regarding his fortune. He picks up the shreds and tells her, “This is what you do! You butt into my life in order to control it at your whim (antojo).” “That’s not true,” she says. “I only want you to react (reaccion). I can swear to you that Teresa is planning to strip you of everything. She came here today to throw it in my face that you’ve made her your legal proxy! Is it true? Did you give that arribista the legal power to manage all of your assets?” Fernando can only respond, “What did you expect me to do? Allow you to leave me on the street? Estas loca, Mamá!” She calls him un imbécil and tells him Teresa will be the one who will leave him in the street. He wonders if this is what she did to his father every time she suspected him of infidelity. It’s no wonder father could no longer withstand her fits (arranques) and her jealousy. She killed him!!! Oriana hauls off and slaps her son, hard. That silences him. She tearfully asks how dare he say that to her! She’s distraught now and he tells her to get a good look at him because it’s the last time she’ll ever see him. He’ll never forgive her for everything she’s done! He’s not a kid anymore that she can manipulate to her liking. He’s a man now! He never wants to hear from her ever again! Oriana can’t take any more and she collapses to the floor, clutching her chest. Sonny boy runs to her side, screaming for his mommy! Oriana’s not responding. **gasp**
CASA TERESA: Teresa is seeing the licenciado to the door and we see Ruben hiding behind a pillar, with a gun! She runs to the door when she sees him. He threatens to kill her if she screams! (I scream for her instead). Ruben sarcastically says Teresa likes being the manipulator and asks her what it feels like to be on the other side. He blames her for losing Esperanza, Mayra’s discovery of his fraudulent shenanigans, and discovery by police of his involvement in Fito’s murder. She’s gonna pay now for everything she’s done to him, Geno, and Aida. A door slams shut somewhere. He warns her to get rid of everyone or else he’ll kill everyone in the house. He hugs her as though he’s kissing her. Reina walks in and Teresa yells at her to get everyone out of the house in a hurry.
HOSPITAL: Aurora explains to Fernando that Oriana suffered a stroke (apoplegía=apoplexy) but they need to complete the evaluation to determine the extent of the damage. Fernando is distressed and crying. Hector tells him Oriana’s condition is very weak and she is nonresponsive.
CASA DE TERROR: Ruben has tied Teresa to the railing upstairs. He holds a cell phone to Teresa’s ear and she leaves a voicemail asking Fernando to call her back ASAP. While they wait, he’s going to have her sign some checks. She’s driven him to this. This is what happens when someone loses everything because of her. She tells him she’s blameless and he needs to take responsibility for his own actions. He thinks his life was perfect before Mariano and she showed up. He hates her. He had everything and thanks to her he’s lost everything – his children, his money, his notaria!!! He ended up in jail and now he must flee from justice! He puts the gun to her face and says she has no idea what he feels just to look at her.
HOSPITAL: Fernando is at Oriana’s bedside. He’s very sorry for what happened. He loves her and begs her to recover.
CASA DE TERROR: Teresa tells Ruben she understands. She hopes Fernando’s money will help. She doesn’t have much but agrees to start making out those checks. He yanks the necklace off her neck and calls Geno as he runs downstairs for the checkbook. He tells her he has Teresa and soon they’ll be able to flee the country. As he’s rummaging through her purse, in comes Arturo to the rescue!!!!! POW!! A right cross to the kisser!! He shoves Rubinfeliz against the staircase and bashes his hand against the stairs, forcing him to drop the gun. Ruben runs up the stairs with Arturo close behind. BAM!!! Another right uppercut to the chops. UMMMPH! A blow to the breadbasket! They run across the balcony as our damsel in distress remains tied to the railing. Arturo gets him on the floor and pummels him. Aha! Aruro’s detective friends show up with their guns drawn. They take over and Arturo runs to Teresa’s aid. He explains he came by with documents pertaining to the lawsuits against Luna Turqueza. He ran into Reina outside who told him Ruben was with her in the house. He asked Reina to call the police and he came in to rescue her. YAY!
Arturo walks Teresa downstairs where the police are asking about Rodriguito’s whereabouts. Ruben is refusing to say, saying Roddy’s his son. Arturo tells him this doesn’t give him the right to kidnap him and Teresa tells him he’s going back to jail FOR-EV-ER!
HOSPITAL: Esperanza is back in her nursing garb as Hernan tells her they need to continue looking for Rodriguito and find a way to be happy. She agrees but says they’ll never give up. He swears to her they’ll find their son. They hug and VOILA! Teresa and Arturo pop in with little Roddy! Everyone cries tears of joy. Yay, the kidnapping saga is finally over. Good! So, when does Ruben die?
Aurora tells Fernando his mother is paralyzed and can hardly speak. He’s completely done in! No puede ser! Aurora tells him all is not lost. There’s still a hope for rehabilitation. He cries that it’s all his fault. She tells him not to blame himself, this could have happened for many reasons. Teresa sees him and he explains what happened. She’s bug eyed impactada but there’s a slight smile on her face! She’s a mean one! He tells her they argued. She tells him not to worry, they’ll do whatever is necessary to help her. They can stick her somewhere where she can get all the help she needs, medical miracles, etc. etc. Oh, and it may be a good idea to postpone the wedding. He thinks she’s incredible for thinking of Oriana after the way Oriana treated her. Teresa hugs him and smiles her little Sharkita smile.
Later that evening, Teresa runs into Aiiiiida at the hospital. Aida is apparently unaware of all the goings on. Teresa fills her in, telling her Ruben tried to kidnap her, hoping to use Fernando’s plane to flee the country. Aida can’t believe it. Oh, believe it. Her loca ex-mother-in-law and daddy are being processed at the jail this very minute! So who does Aida think is worse off now? Teresa, the poor one with a mechanic for a dad and a laundress for a mom? or Aida with a criminal and murderer for a dad? Teresa warned her she would pay for all her humiliations. She wonders how Aida will explain her life to her high society friends. NYAH, NYAH, NYAH!
Fernando is back at mom’s bedside telling her it was Teresa’s idea to postpone the wedding. He wonders if she realizes how she’s misjudged her. Teresa is willing to help her and she’s doing so because of her love for him. Magda tells him Dr. Alcazar wants to speak to him. He kisses his mother, telling her he loves her and only wants her to get better. Oh my, Teresa walks in after Fernando leaves. She tells Oriana she remembers when Oriana visited her when she was paralyzed and harassed her despite her condition. She’s only sorry she didn’t have the chance to tell her that Fernando gave her half of his businesses. Poor thing was worried momma was going to leave him in the street so he gave (cedió) his businesses to her for safekeeping. As Oriana always said, Teresa may be poor and uneducated but she’s very sharp. She knows very well what to do with those businesses. She tells Oriana not to worry. She'll bring Oriana back to her house where she’ll be under Teresa’s care. Surely a fate worse than death. Oriana can only frown. Scary.
TWO WEEKS LATER
CASA TERESA: Juana and Refugio visit. Refugio is still trying to talk Teresa out of this marriage. Teresa says it’s all good and besides she’s going to try and get Refugio out of that vecindad. Reina comes in all excited because the magazine representatives are here to interview her. Teresa explains this is one of the top publications in Spain and they’ve promised her a cover story for the wedding. This will be her entry into society and she’ll belong to the Jet Set of Europe and Mexico. Refugio wants to leave but Juana convinces her to stay so they can hear Teresa tell them of all the sacrifices her parents made and how she came from the vecindad. Refugio will be so proud. Uh, anyone out there believe that? Didn’t think so.
Teresa comes back in with Leticia the reporter. Leticia explains they’ve never been able to sit Fernando down for an interview and that’s why they’re so excited about this interview. Juana and Refugio greet the reporter and Teresa looks as though she forgot they were there. The reporter asks about Teresa’s family, assuming it’s similar to Fernando’s. Big pause. Teresa says that’s correct but unfortunately her parents died a long time ago. OMG!!! Refugio and Juana are stunned!
RECLUSORIO SUR: Rubinfeliz runs into his old buddy who tells him he heard that Rube killed Fito. In these here parts, they believe in an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. Has he met his friend Cholo? Gulp! Cholo was also Fito’s friend and he’s not real happy. Cholo lifts a very frightened Ruben by the collar.
ENTREVISTA: Juana goes over to Teresa who stops her, saying Juana knows how difficult this is for her. She tells Leticia she’d rather speak about Fernando. Leticia’s no dummy and notices something’s wrong. Refugio stands up and says Teresa is right, she no longer has a father, or a mother. There is no reason for Juana and Refugio to be there, so they’re going to leave now. Juana tries to reach out to Teresa but Teresa cuts her down, saying they’ll talk later. Leticia is trying to figure out what’s going on and Teresa tells her Juana knows how and why she does the things she does. She then introduces Juana as her nana (nanny)!!!! That’s why she takes liberties from time to time. She’s been her maid since Teresa was a child. OUCH! Reina comes in to tell Teresa the Licenciado Hernandez is waiting for her in the study. Teresa asks her to take Leticia out to the garden. Juana just stands there crying. ¡Increíble! I’m speechless. I don’t even know what to say!
In the study, el Licenciado Hernandez hands her a check for the liquidation of the companies. Teresa hyperventilates as she reads the amount: 300 million DOLLARS!!!! CHA-CHING!!!! She asks him to return tomorrow for his commission. He congratulates her and leaves. Teresa then does a happy dance, repeating over and over again, “¡Soy millonaria! ¡Soy millonaria! ¡Soy millonaria!” We leave “la millonaria” as she’s kissing and smelling the check. LOCA!!!
Outside, Refugio cries at how Teresa snubbed (despreciar) them. It’s finally dawning on Juana what a desgraciada Teresa really is. She’s so hurt and doesn’t understand how Teresa could have said those things. Refugio thought she had changed but she was wrong. Teresa will always be ashamed of them. It really hurts her to say this but her daughter really is MALA!!! That’s what Gloria Trevi’s been trying to tell you all along!!!! Poor things.
Inside, Teresa is still looking at that check and saying to herself, “Now I really have what I’ve always wanted. The only thing missing is you, Arturo.”
Fernando comes in all happy, like the puppy dog that he is. He’s chattering about a nurse for mumsie and he’s excited they’re finally getting married. He goes to kiss her but she turns away. “No, Fernando,” she says. “Lo siento, but I’m not marrying you.” Words can’t describe my reaction to this. Mala AND descarada! Fernando can only look at her with sad puppy dog eyes.
SKANK HOUSE: Arturo is on the phone with Mariano, asking to be kept up to date on Oriana’s condition. He tells Lucia that Oriana is beginning her rehab and in time may recover some mobility. Lucia can’t believe Teresa’s agreed to take in Oriana after the wedding. He can’t believe it either but his only concern is Oriana. She doesn’t deserve this.
CASA MILLONARIA: Fernando is impactado! What does she mean by this? She looks at him like she could care less (which she doesn’t). He tells her the reporters are there to interview them because they’re about to get married. She says he can tell the reporters anything he’d like but she’s not marrying him because SHE DOESN’T LOVE HIM!!! He grabs her. No puede ser!! She shrugs her shoulders – S-O-R-R-Y, I made a mistake. Through clenched teeth he tells her this isn’t like choosing a dress, she can’t change her mind just like that. YES I CAN, she shouts. He’s proof of that . This is the same thing he did to Luisa when he realized he didn’t love her. And now she’s doing it to him. He asks her when she stopped loving him. She looks at him coldly and says she may have been confused. He begs her not to do this to him. She agreed to marry him and be his mujer. He starts to kiss her and she struggles against him. He doesn’t let go and she starts struggling, yelling at him to let her go. Here comes our trusty Reina just as Teresa breaks free, yelling at him to scram, "LÁRGATE!!! Get out of MY house and don’t ever come back." He refuses to accept this. Snapping her fingers at him, she asks if he prefers she call the staff to forcibly remove him. He’s impactado and she has fire in her eyes!
SKANK HOUSE: Arturo announces he’s leaving on a trip. He assures Lucia he’ll be here for her art exhibit. He’s hoping to catch up to Luisa and convince her to return. Lucia doesn’t think that will happen. She’ll miss him. They sweet talk – she thanks him for the opportunity (to be with him). ACK!
CASA MILLONARIA: Fernando isn’t giving up that easily. He follows Teresa around saying she betrayed him and duped him just like his mother said she would. She only wanted his money. “Well,” she says, “at least your mother got her way. I’m not going to marry you!” He tells her she’s pure evil (pura maldad). Arturo was right. She warns him she’ll call the police if he doesn’t leave. He finally leaves. She goes upstairs. She turns and just stands there, as though surveying her domain. In echo, we hear “Ser ó no ser, yo soy!” ¡GUAU!
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