Friday, May 12, 2017

La Piloto #48 5.11.17: In Which Yolanda Realizes Dave May Not Be Such a Bad Guy...

• The Lucios and their men look around but they don’t find Raul anywhere on his floor. Oscar assumes it was Monica who busted him out and John agrees. He radios his men at the entrance and as them to keep a lookout for Monica.
• Downstairs, Monica weeks Raul out through the parking garage exit. She tells him that they are going to her apartment and run out to the street.
• Moments later, the Lucios arrive at the parking garage but find it empty. Oscar asks John what they will do now but they don’t have time to think about it as they hear sirens. The Lucios and their men run.
• In the coroner’s van, Olivia finds it strange that Yolanda hasn’t arrived yet and Wilmer wonders if Dave caught her. Estela suggests they call her but Olivia wants to give her more time lest Dave catch her trying to answer her cell. The coroner continues to struggle against his restraints and Estela threatens to shoot him if he doesn’t stop. Wilmer laughs at the fact that her and Yolanda are a lot alike.

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La Doble Vida De Estela Carrillo #4, 5-11-2017 Discussion

Hi all-

 I fell asleep before the episode came on, I'll watch it now and have a recap later, in the mean time discuss!

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Vino El Amor 5/12/17 Alternate Ending is Finally Dunne


It's been a little while since I've visited wine country. It was time to catch up with some of the people I've met there. While it's usually a little more relaxed than the social scenes in the major cities, it's not without tales with more juice than the grapes in Napa Valley. Here is a section from my forthcoming book, More Grapes of Wrath.
– D.D.

It was 1 AM and David Robles could not sleep. Most would think that normal for a bridegroom, even one who had previous experience of this event. The truth was he had looked for any excuse to not marry Graciela.
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Vino El Amor: Alternate Endings 5/11/17

Note:  This will have multiple endings added as they come in.  Mine is posted on its own only because I am extremely verbose.  My apologies if that looks narcissistic.  Julie's has been added.

Delilah's ending

Luciana realizes that the best thing is for her to finally put HERSELF first. She tells her family that she realizes she needs to be away to grow and pursue her love of wine and so she is going to travel through Europe and taste wine, maybe work at a vineyard. It's heartbreaking for David especially who begs her not to leave, but alas she does anyway vowing to always love him. 
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Vino el Amor y Se Fué, Postmortem, 5-11-2017


ALONG CAME LOVE, PASSED THROUGH AND KEPT ON GOING




Disgraced Came Along and Ruined Everything
 
 
FIRST AND FOREMOST
Julie:  Here are some lessons I've learned from VEA:
- Women are hopelessly fickle.
- Men are hopelessly fickle.
- True love is a fantasy.
- People really can change...they can get meaner and dumber.

Susanlynn: So many lessons learned via this show....all of them depressing .  In most telenovelas in the past, women viewers want to be with the galan and male viewers want to be him. In this show…not so much.

Now, presenting a DisGraced Graciela with a few Dudveeds thrown in for variety. This round-up is not comprehensive or complete. Many of the contributions come from 4 of our wordsmiths, Kirby, Susanlynn, Lila and Julie. The Patio thanks them for the diversion and helping us through this show.

Urban: on Graciela: “She is a legend in her own mind. She thinks she is All That and a Bag of Chips.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): El Capo, Guerra de Ídolos, La Querida del Centauro2, y más: Week of May 8, 2017

TELEMUNDO WEEKEND EDITION (continuación)

SCHEDULE ALERT: from your faithful, if erroneous admin. This WAS to have been Thursday's post, but as I am out of the reach of internet OR television this week, please take it with a large grain of salt. I've been led to understand that Telemundo (as it grasps desperately for ratings) has been playing fast & loose with the schedule, so pay heed to your fellow commenters who are more current than I.

Here's [ed note, was] Page 2 for the week.  The current telenovelas are as follows (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

• 10:30AM-12PM—Corazón Valiente
• 12PM-2PM (Tues -Fri)—Gonul
• 8-9PM—El Capo
• 9-10PM—Guerra de Ídolos
• 10-11PM—La Querida del Centauro2

Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation.  Since discussions of all the Telemundo novelas share the same page, please remember to put the name of the telenovela you're referring to at the top of your post, so readers can easily find the conversations they're looking for.

By common agreement, this group DOES NOT discuss previews, trailers, or any other plot information not found in a current or past episode of the current production. Spoilers WILL be removed by the admin. This includes reference to earlier productions of the story, and even the original novel. Thanks for your cooperation!

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La Piloto #47 5.10.17: In Which Yolanda Gets Caught (Again)...

• Wilmer arrives at the airstrip field and finds Raul. He tells him he needs a doctor as Dave comes behind him and orders Wilmer to drop his gun. Wilmer tells him he found Raul like that and Dave goes to see if he can help Raul. Monica comes and Dave asks her to call an ambulance. She obliges as Dave goes to check Arguelles’ pulse and finds him dead. He then asks Wilmer who he is and Wilmer explains that he came with Yolanda in a motor home. Dave goes to help Raul again and tells him help is on the way.
• Sometime later, Dave drags Wilmer to his car with Monica in tow and asks him how he knows Yolanda. Wilmer explains that he works for a telephone company and was helping Olivia find her brother by tracing the outgoing calls made from Lucio cell phones. He met Yolanda through Olivia and came with her to meet up with her boyfriend, John. Dave asks why John wanted to kill her but Wilmer doesn’t know so Monica asks where Olivia is. Wilmer explains that she is with Christian, who was shot yesterday when they rescued him and Estela. Dave orders Wilmer to take them to the hospital and push him into their car.
• Yolanda arrives in Mexico City and parks the RV. She begins to cry and goes over to Olivia’s revenge board and pulls off a photo of John. She remembers when she met up with John at the airstrip and he confessed to ordering her murder. She cries some more.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo (LDVDEC) #3 5.10.17: Out of the Frying Pan and into a Fiery Pit...

• The defense rests and the prosecution asks Laustela when she renewed her relationship with Ryan. Laustela explains that it was recent because she realized he was the love of her life but the prosecution calls to dismiss her testimony as her relationship with Ryan shows clear favoritism. The defense tries to object but the judge shakes head. Laustela explains that her father opposed her relationship with Ryan because he thought it was a passing fancy and the prosecution assumes that’s why Ryan hated Pedro Carrillo. Laustela tells him that Ryan didn’t hate her father and explains that Pedro was a criminal who could’ve been killed my one of his many enemies. The prosecution asks for proof, especially because she may be an accomplice to her father’s criminal activities, but Laustela makes it clear she only found out about it after Pedro passed and he knew none of his father’s contacts.
• At the narco party, Danilo and his band continue to play. All the narcos drink and dance around as Danilo tries to catch the attention of the woman in the chaise. Morgana is none too happy about this but continues to sing, When Danilo gets closer to the chaise with drinks, one of the El Dorado men grabs him and points a gun at his privates. He reveals that the woman is El Dorado’s main squeeze and Danilo should be careful.

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La Piloto #46 5.9.17: In Which Yolanda Rescues Everyone But Herself...

• A freshly showered Zulima gets a call from Oscar, who informs her that Yolanda accepted their deal so he needs her to entertain John while he kills Yolanda. Zulima hopes he doesn’t fail again and hangs up.
• Roberto informs Oscar, who is in his car outside that John has been in his room for a while. Oscar instructs him to go to the warehouse, grab Estela and take her to the warehouse where they will meet Yolanda. Roberto thought that they were going to kill Estela and Christian but Oscar wants to see what Yolanda is planning first.
• Yolanda and Olivia arrive at the warehouse that Oscar told them about and sees Christian. She wants to go in immediately but Yolanda tells her that they need to bide their time and plan their strategy as Oscar is going to betray them. Just then, Yolanda receives a call from Oscar, doesn’t answer, and she tells Olivia that they have to hurry.
• Roberto is packing up his things when another one of the Lucio men, Javi, catches him. He tells Javi to let him explain and then attacks him. In the ensuing gun battle, a round escapes and kills Javi. Roberto freaks out at the sign of his blood-covered hands.

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La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo (LDVDEC) #2 5.9.17: Telling the Truth is Overrated...

• Ryan deduces that Laustela stole Estela’s identity and wonders what sort of deal an illegal immigrant can offer. Laustela goes to leave but Ryan stops her and tells her he will listen to her since they can help each other.
• Danilo gives Rita, the servant girl, a stack of clothes to wash and iron but Mercy comes and informs him that Rita only comes twice a week because a servant girl in the US is a luxury most can’t afford. Rita leaves.
• Laustela proposes that she testify in favor of Ryan and he forgets about her for the rest of his life. Ryan reminds her that the real Estela was his woman so she would have to pretend that she loves him and is deeply committed to him. Laustela wonders why Estela there to help so Ryan reveals that Estela is dead and that is why he needed to see her. She tries to leave but Ryan has a counteroffer.
• Danilo pushes the servant issue with Mercy, who reveals that despite having Walter’s name and a US citizenship, the only child Walter recognized was Ryan and he shouldn’t expect much from the will. Danilo thinks Walter could’ve left him something like part ownership of Furia productions but Mercy tells him you need an education to direct a company. Danilo reminds her that he’s never been accused of murderer even if he doesn’t have an education.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

La Doble Vida de Estela Carrillo (LDVDEC) #1 5.8.17: The American Dream is harder than it looks....

Courtesy of Vivi (Special Guest Recapper ;) to get us started):

The real name of Estela Carrillo is Laura Oviedo. Laura bought the identity (SS number, DOB info) of Estela Carrillo a few years back when she wanted to stop working under the table as an illegal, and get a real, decent paying job. She eventually got the music teacher job at the foundation that works with Latino youth in her Riverside community.

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La Piloto #45, 5-6-2017: Setting Traps; Plans In Motion

Parte 1~~

Shot start firing at Rosalba’s and Yolanda wants to race off to know what’s going on but she can’t cuz they know her face.  Wilmer volunteers to check on what’s taken place.

During the fracas, DEA Dave manages to wound and capture one of Oscar’s guerreros.

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Monday, May 08, 2017

Vino el Amor, Lunes 5/8/17 Chapter 142, el Gran Final: The Curse Is Lifted


This finale would be completely right if the rest of the series had been better-written. I have thus given it a mostly straight retelling. Gracias to my fabulous team – dy77, Cynthia, Julie, Delilah, Sonia, and Anita – for doing better than justice to this mediocre novela. This is the wrap-up episode to Friday's action-packed one and I wish they had been shown together as the producers meant them to. Univision, take note of that.
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TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#1):El Capo, Guerra de Ídolos, La Querida del Centauro2, y más: Week of May 8, 2017

Welcome to Page #1 (Monday edition) of the Telemundo y Más page, issued twice a week: Mondays at 3:00 PM and Thursdays at 8:00 PM.

Here are the current telenovelas (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

• 10:30AM-12PM—Corazón Valiente
• 12PM-2PM (Monday only)—Amar es Primavera (final show)
• 12PM-2PM (Tues -Fri)—Gonul (new show starts Tues)
• 8-9PM—El Capo
• 9-10PM—Guerra de Ídolos
• 10-11PM—La Querida del Centauro2

Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation.  Since discussions of all the Telemundo novelas share the same page, please remember to put the name of the telenovela you're referring to at the top of your post, so readers can easily find the conversations they're looking for.

By common agreement, this group DOES NOT discuss previews, trailers, or any other plot information not found in a current or past episode of the current production. Spoilers WILL be removed by the admin. This includes reference to earlier productions of the story, and even the original novel. Thanks for your cooperation!

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Saturday, May 06, 2017

La Piloto #44, 5-5-2017: On The March To Make Those Proverbial Tables Turn

Parte 1~~

The gunfight at Aero Tours continues;  Yolanda makes her escape through the forest however, and once again Oscar The Grouch must return to his trash can having been bested by his lady-bell, backtracking, backpacking betters.

Col. SantaMaria, meanwhile, is failing on the home front.  He learns his wife is now in the know and is leaving him.  Yuppers.  She knows he lied about Yoli the love-slave and his varied and sundried petty criminal activities and money stashes [caleta=slang for hideaway, stash o’ cash].  She and Pretty Baby are leaving him!   Like others of his ilk, he blames his victim:  “--Yolanda has ruined my life!!”

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Premios TVyNovelas 2017: Stevey's Follow-up on the Winners and Losers

FROM STEVEY:

Hi everybody!! 

I’m sorry that my follow-up for the big TVyNovelas awards show is so late (better late than never!, I hope!), but I did want to do a follow-up for anybody States-side who might be interested as to who was lauded as the best of their bunch this past year.  Without any further ado (and recognizing my own penchant for… uh, ‘loquaciousness’ (to put it kindly, it sounds nicer than ‘eye-strain and migraine inducing…), here we go!!

We’ll start with the biggie…
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Friday, May 05, 2017

Vino el Amor, #141a, Friday May 5, 2017: Sideways

Alt. titles:
A Fall from Grace
Grace Under Pressure
Lil and Grace
The Many Faces of Grace (thanks RC)


Juan says to Lilian, "your daughter Lisa didn't die in an accident like everyone thinks. Graciela killed her!" Graciela slowly turns to face her mother.

Lil asks Juan to clarify. Juan explains that he saw Grace coming back from the river after killing Lisa. Grace lamely tries to deny it, but by now she's so nervous she sounds like a chipmunk and has no credibility at all.

Juan reminds Lil of the time Grace abruptly went back to Spain, and the time she agreed to a pact for the three of them, and has always done whatever Juan told her to do, including defending Juan when David was going to fire him, and getting out of the way when Juan wanted to buy Los Olivos. She always helped Juan in exchange for his silence. Grace calls Juan a liar, but Juan continues calmly, "you never let me down until now!"
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La Piloto #43 5.4.17: In Which Yolanda Safely Lands in Mexico but is Barely Safe...

• Santamaria and Rubio walk to the airstrip in Reposo and Rubio is surprised to know that Santamaria knew about the airstrip beforehand. Santamaria explains he didn’t know the narcos used it and they both agree that money can move mountains. They arrive at the airstrip but notice two men (Pinto and Helper #137) wrapping a tarp over the back of an airplane. They walk over to them and comment on the fact that the men haven’t even noticed them. Santamaria shouts good morning to Pinto and then takes out his gun. Both men immediately surrender and Pinto confirms that he knows who Santamaria is. Santamaria smiles and asks where Yolanda is. Pinto wants to know why he wants her since they have orders to kill her on sight. Santamaria nods and punches both Pinto and his helper before confirming that he doesn’t want Yolanda dead like him does.
• Dave, Reyes and some military officers stop and look at the map. Dave tells them that they need to search the area he has designated for the secret airstrip and Reyes reminds the men to be careful as Santamaria has an officer helping him and they are both armed with nothing to lose. They decide to spread out and get back in the car to find the airstrip.
• Some time later, Santamaria and Rubio look around the airstrip but find it too quiet. In another part of the airstrip, Yolanda and Diego arrive and begin to look around. Santamaria sees her and shouts her name before firing a few rounds. Diego and Yolanda take cover behind a car parked next to the airstrip and Diego behind to fire back at Santamaria.

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Vino el Amor #140 (Univision 129); Thursday, May 4, 2017: Vino la Verdad (The truth has arrived!)


[This is my last recap for the series. I have very much enjoyed this group of followers and all the comments. You all have been great. Hope that many of you join us for “La Candidata” when it begins.]

Repeated scene: Luciana arrives in front of David’s office in hopes of talking with him. But before she even can get close to the door, she sees David and DisGrace together, locked in embrace, kissing each other. In tears, she runs out.

DisGrace is in semi-meltdown and asks why the papers he was supposed to sign weren’t on his desk. She is wondering now if he just said he needed to go to his office to sign something just to be alone and get away from her. Dave says, “That isn’t true, Susan was supposed to leave some papers here.” Grace begins her frantic little act again and starts acting very insecure and tells David how much she loves him and kisses him some more.
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Thursday, May 04, 2017

TELEMUNDO Y MÁS (#2): El Capo, Guerra de Ídoles, La Querida del Centauro2, & más: Week of May 1, 2017

TELEMUNDO WEEKEND EDITION (continuación)

Here's Page 2 for the week.  The current telenovelas are as follows (all times are Eastern Daylight Time):

• 10:30AM-12PM—Corazón Valiente
• 12PM-2PM—Amar es Primavera (on May 3-5, 12-1PM)
• 1-2PM—La Querida del Centauro2 (on May 3-5, repeats previous night's episode)
• 8-9PM—El Capo
• 9-10PM—Guerra de Ídoles
• 10-11PM—La Querida del Centauro2 (began Tuesday, May 2)

Season 2 of La Querida del Centauro began on Tuesday of this week. More info about Centauro appears on the Telemundo site.

Everyone is welcome to join in the conversation.  Since discussions of all the Telemundo novelas share the same page, please remember to put the name of the telenovela you're referring to at the top of your post, so readers can easily find the conversations they're looking for.

By common agreement, this group DOES NOT discuss previews, trailers, or any other plot information not found in a current or past episode of the current production. Spoilers WILL be removed by the admin. This includes reference to earlier productions of the story, and even the original novel. Thanks for your cooperation!

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