Tuesday, August 04, 2015


Do what you gotta do, bro La Sombra Del Pasado 119 08/03/2015

Hello my peeps, here is your recap!

When trying to bribe someone goes wrong:

Severiano is acting like a creeper and hiding in the shadows waiting for the , eh, what is he? Detective, ministerio publico, police officer? Sev tells the officer that he wants to know what he needs to do in order to get his gun back, the officer says it's simple: All he has to do is wait for Adriano's trail to be over. Sev says  he would be willing to give the good officer a very good compensation for his help. The officer wants to know how much Sev is willing to pay and Sev says that that's up to him (the officer).

Officer: "Well, I can tell you're terrified that we will match the bullets found in Raymundo's body to your gun"
Sev:" No, that's not the case at all, that's just one more story made up by that crazy woman. I don't even think the bullets came from the body, who knows where she got them from, so what do you say, will you help me get back the gun?"
Officer: I'm sorry but your offer doesn't interest me Mr. Mendoza, in fact  I don't have the gun any more, I recommend you try to bribe the judge, maybe you'll have better luck with him. Good night

Sev is left with his mouth hanging open, it was AWESOME.

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Lo Imperdonable, Ep. 55, Monday, August 3, 2015: You won't have Crazy Marty to kick around anymore!

Crazy Marty has left the building.  
In his stead, he has left Good Marty, the loving husband who checks his ego at the door and takes care of Vero's needs while expecting nothing in return.  Well, almost nothing.

Good Marty promises Vero that he will take her to her family in Mexico as soon as she is well enough to travel.  Vero listens silently.  That's not enough for Marty.  He wants to hear her say he has made her happy.  She's glad, she says finally, looking absolutely miserable.  She doesn't want to be a continuing burden to everyone – to Ana Perla, to Blanquita, and most of all, to him. 

She asks him to leave her alone so she can go to sleep.  But as soon as he is gone, she starts to cry.  Has he finally taken her at her word?  Has she driven him away? Even though getting free of Crazy Marty made perfect sense, she's not sure that divorcing Good Marty will make her happy.  
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Monday, August 03, 2015


Yo No Creo en los Hombres Lunes, 8/3/15 #15

Chapter 15: Another Game of Telephone

Maria Dolores arrived at Max's office and told him off for thinking she was pursuing Daniel for his money. She told him that Daniel had misrepresented himself as a chauffeur while all the time he was the spoiled son of the employing family. But that now his family was broke. Max wasn't quite ready to believe that although he didn't accuse Maria Dolores of lying. He knew Daniel was a player of some kind. He then said he would talk to Maleny about this since she was Daniel's sister. Maria Dolores' cell rang and she answered. It was Esperanza, who told her about what happened to her shop. She told her she would be right there. When she ended the call she almost broke down. Max held her for a moment and asked if she wanted him to take her to the police station to report it. She said “Thanks but no thanks” and headed out the door.
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Amores con trampa #90 Monday 8/3/15

Right to the new!

I did combine some scenes.

Francis jumps into Diego’s car without an invitation...and refuses to leave. It seems she took a picture of an extra special page in Carmen’s diary. It describes Carmen’s perfect date. Francis thinks this is how Diego can win Carmen’s affections. ¡Ay de mí! I don’t trust her! Don’t listen Diego. But what if it’s legit info? You could still win Carmen’s affections! But is that fair to Feli? Please stop messing with my head, show! Diego does wonder if it’s really a page from Carmen’s diary. Francis thinks he should be able to recognize his beloved’s handwriting. She leaves the page with him and encourages him to read it and take advantage.

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Wow, it's August already. Where did the summer go?

I am copying Deb's cast list of Bajo el Mismo Cielo from the comments to last week's post and putting them in this week's post to help folks get a handle on the characters. Thanks, Deb. Enjoy your week!

Bajo el mismo cielo"... the cast

(this is a rough google translation, the original article is here with photos)

(this may help us get oriented at the start, but be warned, this may contain too much information)

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La Vecina-Highlights and Discussion #30-34 August 3-7

Some Housekeeping Notes
This is my last week of vacation before I go back to work full time August 10. From now on I will be scheduling a post for every Monday at 2PM EST.

I will have recaps this week, but I can't make any guarantees about the future until Amores con trampa ends. I'm not above shameless begging. Have you ever thought about recapping? This might be the perfect place to give it a try. It's a smaller "venue" and even if it's just highlights and jokes about Simon's rocket, you will have the eternal thanks of the patio. Even if it's just once or twice. You don't have to commit to a long time period. Week by week is fine. Piénsalo, ok? I'm sure we can make this work and keep it going.

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¿Qué nos cuenta, Caray, Caray!?

Hola Carayites!

Last week on Caray, Caray!...

On Telemundo, Tierra de Reyes came to a close and Bajo el Mismo Cielo is now underway.

In the Univision lineup, La Sombra del Pasado is in Ultimas Semanas.  Check out Urban Anthropologist's Karmageddon post for some anvil-icious fun.  As far as we know, we're heading for an August fin, with Muchacha Italiana scheduled to follow.

Coverage continues for Amores con Trampa and Lo Imperdonable, and Yo No Creo En Los Hombres is entering its fourth week.

Meanwhile, in the daytime spot on Univision, we have bi-weekly posts for La Vecina.

Got proximas news?  A shameless plug for a current show?  Community news?  Recommendations for shows, movies, music, or books that may appeal to your fellow telenovela fans?  Let's hear it!  (Remember to keep it spoiler-free and gossip-free.)

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Sunday, August 02, 2015


Yo No Creo En Los Hombres, Cap 14, July 31, 2015- Puppy-Dog Eyes Dan is a Scumbag and Jacinto is Evil Sherlock Holmes or, If It Wasn’t For Bad Luck, Maria Delores Wouldn’t Have Any Luck

Recap by J desde NYC

Some scenes out of order, as per usual

Jacinto follows Daniel and takes pictures even as Ari watches him suspiciously and asks him whom he seeks.  Sayeth Jacinto: “What does it matter to you?”

Max offers to help Honoria get Julian out of his prison jam. Honoria is grateful and tells him Fermin is out of his coma and ready to testify (declarar).  Maria Delores shows up and even as Honoria gives her the stink-eye and tells her not to come visiting her son, MD insists on waiting in line to visit Julian, too.  Max looks on with a combination of admiration for MD and sadness, clearly believing the lies perpetrated against our beleaguered protagonista.

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Saturday, August 01, 2015


Lo Imperdonable Thurs July 30th and Fri July 31st 2015 Cap #53 and #54 We Are Stuck In A Rut It Seems

Greetings Everyone! I don't know what happened with Thurs recap but I have added a quick recap of what happened on Thurs as well as my regular Fri recap.


 * Marty watches as Vero sleeps. She wakes up. "Good Morning, mi amor" he tells her. She tells him that she's not his "amor" anymore and she doesn't like it when she watches him sleep. (What would she think if she finds out he was kissing all over her while she was asleep) He tells her that he loves seeing her beautiful face in the morning. He gives her a flower that is her favorite. She doesn't want it. He promises that he'll bring her one every morning until she accepts it. (More on this later..) 

*  Botel is sad over seeing Magda so depressed. Botel blames himself. Dr. Del Rio tells Botel that he has to have patience. Botel hopes Dr. can help her. Dr. understand Botel's desperation. And yes, they do need to find something that makes Magda get out of her depression. 

* A depressed Magda lays in her hotel bed. Cell phone rings. She doesn't answer. 

* Ana Perla and Old Goat talk about Manuel. Old Goat is worried about him. Ana Perla is hurt by what happens to her brother. But she doens't want Old Goat to suffer over Manuel's crap. It pisses Ana Perla off that Manuel didn't change even after he was locked up. Ana Perla reminds the Old Goat that he has to take care of himself. He assures her that he'll be fine. She tells him that even though he seems grumpy he's a good man. She tells him that he worries about Manuel despite how rude he was with him and all the horrible things he said. 

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Friday, July 31, 2015


La Sombra del Pasado #118 (Mx 121) 7-31-15 Emanuel FINALLY gets a hug!

Greetings, my dear friends!  Let’s jump right into our story.  Yesterday we ended with a cowardly, yet bold,  broad daylight attack on our beloved Silvia, right in the town square!  It was very shocking and painful for me last night and is no less so twenty four hours later!  Silvia screams and cries in pain for help as a waiter at one of cafes runs up and offers his apron and assures her the police have been called!

At this moment, Padre is with Eman offering him words of comfort and encouragement:  He is not the son of Severiano Mendoza, he is a child of God!   Essentially he tells him that Sev’s being his sperm donor is an unfortunate circumstance of destiny, perhaps a painful accident, but no more than that:  he should be proud of being Emanuel, only Emanuel because before God, none of us have a last name.  Padre leaves and Eman struggles but gives in to racking sobs.

Across town Prudencia confirms what I suspected.  Wearing a flaming red cape over black pants and top she answers the door and lets in the two scumbags who attacked Silvia.  They give her Silvia’s phone and show her a brief video they made of the attack.  Pru drunkenly chortles, tells them they did a good job and pays them.  Prudencia.  Enter thou the gates of hell!

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Amores con Trampa #89 Never mind an Eye for an Eye... a Lie for a Lie...will whoever is NOT LYING to anyone step forward??

Ok I was able to run this recap through before heading to church to help out. Here it goes...
Facu starts shouting and ranting about what he came home to find… first victim is Beto… he left him ‘in charge!’  then he wonders what Andres (Diego’s brother) is there… he points at Susana who instantly says ‘who, me??’  Facu yells for ‘Yoya’ (Carmen) but she won’t come downstairs… Maria and Facu have some news… Porfirio correctly guesses that they all are heading back home to the country.  Facu says that’s it!! After Perpetua rants at Porfirio to not get too far ahead and let them announce the news. Indeed, that is the news! From Facu and Maria… We’re all headed home!! (scan around gives mixed reactions. Andres sad, Beto frozen, Perp Porf very happy. Jacinto is still processing the info.  Facu asks for more of a reaction. The only one to speak is Porfirio who could not be happier (he is looking forward to reunite with some lady he left behind…)  Jacinto finally is ready to report… he is surprised, more so than when he learned about quantum physics…  Facu suddenly gets the blues… he is regretting having brought them over to the city… he thought it was for their good… but he realizes now that there is nothing more important than the love of family.

Isa in bed wondering where her pills are… she looks around.  Tries to calm herself down… she needs her S.O.S. pills.  She tries to tell herself she can’t take any more pills.

Porfirio says the eggs taste better out there in the country.  (LOL!!)

Maria notices Beto is sad… Facu and Maria ask him… he says he doesn’t know what will happen with his studies/career.  Maria says there are colleges out there too…  and about Rocio… (she gives him a kiss on cheek and hug… to cheer him up… works to a degree.)  Facu is still celebrating, but still yelling ‘Yoya!!!’ 

Yoya is still trying to get Francis and Diego out of her room… Facu and Maria come over and Facu wonder what Carmen was doing in her room with Diego. Carmen asks her dad to trust her. Nothing!  Facu then turns to Diego, who assures him he really loves Carmen and was not doing anything to her. Facu warns him that if something happens to her…. Diego reassures him he respects her.
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Yo No Creo En Los Hombres, Thurs 07-30-2015, Capítulo 13: Will someone PLEASE tell MD what's going on?

Alma visits Max and Claudio at the office. She’s surprised to see Isela there. Claudio explains that Isela told him where Leo was, so she’s proven twice that he can trust her. Alma wants to know if he will help Honoria deal with Julian’s case. Max notes that his dad can’t really help because, as a judge, he has to remain impartial.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015


Weekend Discussion: Karmageddon Comes to Santa Lucia (La Sombra del Pasado)

We're coming close to the end and the crap is flying so here is the all-important discussion of the Karmageddons awaiting the evil ones in our story. As usual we will ask the following two questions:

What do you think the writers will do to them?
What do you think they really deserve?

Contrary to my usual practice I am posting my thoughts in this article because of my current computer issues.
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La Sombra del Pasado #117(US, Mx 120) 7/30/15 I suck at titles

Felt like word salad to me tonight. It's probably must me.

Aldonza vows to find out the truth about her father's death.

The search party that looks a little bit like a possee looks for Em. Mudo finds Em's shirt draped on a branch.

Candela whines because Cris is not at her side. He cares more about Em than he cares about meeee!

Ren tells Aldonza that it's going to be hard to solve Ray's death and prove who did it. It's been years. And if she's going to accuse Sev, she might want to have some proof.

Em is passed out near the waterfall at El Santuario. I wonder if there are any outtakes from this scene. I bet they're funny.

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Lo Imperdonable, Ep. 52, Wednesday, July 29, 2015: Just the Facts.

Hi folks,
I'm filling in for LatinaInMd today with a quick and dirty rundown of last night's events.  Latina should be back here next week.  Yay!

The police come to the cantina (the same ones who had previously locked Manny in the Cave Jail) and Ireri tells them Manuel has been up to his old tricks.  Inexplicably, they don't arrest him.  Nor does Ireri want them to.

On the phone, Ginny tells Dr. F that the pregnancy test was negative.  He's sad.  She rolls her eyes.

Dr. F tells Ginny that Vero is awake, had a terrible fight with Marty and wants to go back to Mexico.  Ginny tells him to do whatever it takes to keep her in Mina Escondida – even if what he does ends up killing her.

Despite Marty's vehement protests, Vero accepts Pierre's invitation to convalesce in his hotel.  Unlike Claudia, she insists on paying for the room.  Pierre tells Marty that he is no longer included in the invitation.  Marty acts like a jealous ass.  (How the actors kept from giggling during this scene, I don't know.)
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Yo No Creo En Los Hombres Capitulo 12- The Clown seaps his glory

(Some scenes were merged out of context. .)

Hon goes to the hospital to check up on Vermin pleading for him to wake up in order to  save their son from jailtime and bullies. Vermin suddenly does wake up and the doctor says that he will be ready to testify in a few days. ( You know it  kind of sucks when an alcoholic has to save you from  a mess)

Appearently Dan called Victor( The crooked lawyer) who told him that only the family can visit him now. Dan chastises  MD for not telling the lawyer that Julian got beat up. MD is angry that Max got in between Leo & Clara but Dan advises MD to make Clara dump Leo otherwise Julian wont be the only one to end up  in jail. His parents would not accept Clara anyway.

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La Sombra del Pasado #116 (Mx 119) - Wed 7/29 - The more things change, the more they stay the same

Melesio agrees to try to get Cris to come outside, but it's going to be difficult if he's with Cande.  In the meantime, Aldonza and Don Camilo need to stay hidden.  Jacinto walks them off to one side.

Sev lays the guilt on thick, saying he's going upstairs to check on Cande and Cris should stay put because she needs him.  And then, for some unknown reason, he heads outside and drives off in the truck, never noticing Aldonza, Jacinto, and Don Camilo lurking by a tree.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Amores con trama #87 and #88 7/29/15 and 7/30/15

Here she comes to save the daaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mighty Jarifa is on the waaaaaay!!!!!!!!!

She has the recap well in hand! Look for it in the comments.



Lo Imperdonable #51 07/28/2015 Discussion page

My boss is out of town again and work caught up with me this morning, I'll have a recap for you all much later today...I've yet to see the episode and my phone is out of battery, I'll be back as soon as I can!



Yo No Creo #11: Five SidesTo Every Story

Max grimaces during the little celebration for Ivana and Daniel’s engagement.  

That night Danny gripe at Mama Ursula for planning the whole thing and insisting on an engagement complete with the ring that she went out and bought herself for him to use.  (Better bite it to see if it’s real.)  Mama gripes at him for bringing the guttersnipe social climbing wannabe to their place to screw her.  “—That is the problem!  You interrupted me before I could!”  Maleny asks why he told Max what a lying, thieving tramp she was.  He tells Mal that it was the best way to protect both of them and their plans since it was obvious Max was interested in her.  Mama wants the Maria Deloris business over and done with.  Not gonna happen, says Danny Boy.  In fact, Mama is going to help him get her into bed with him or else!

Meanwhile, Clara asks MD why Dan didn’t show up at Rudolfo’s funeral.  "--Why he was arranging for the money to help Julian and then his boss had him stay at the manse with her and their guests the entire weekend."  Leo asks why Dan didn’t want her talking to his brother.  MD turns the table on him and says it was his brother who told her today he didn’t want anything to do with her.  (Yeah, but that conveniently avoids answering the original question:  did Dan really tell you not to have anything to do with his brother!)  Leo offers to intervene to clear up any misunderstandings but Mardi won’t allow it.

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La Sombra del Pasado, Capítulo 115 (Mx 117-118), 07-28-2015: Choose a title.

So many potential titles: We Are Fam-i-ly! aka Oh. Sh*t. aka Awwwww sh*t aka ….has hit the fan aka The Culpas Come Home to Roost aka Honor They Father and Mother may be the hardest commandment aka OMG You Guys! aka The BEST EPISODE EVER.

NOTE: This was clearly multiple episodes, but they left in all the good stuff! The short will be long, the long is crazy, the capítulo is not to be skipped. If you were planning to skip it, DON’T SKIP IT. WATCH IT. I’ll put up a short of it tomorrow and edit this, but I gotta get sleep and I wanted to post in case anyone is awake and needs to discuss because this eppy was JUICY!

Short of it...
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015


When bad things happen to bad people La Sombra Del Pasado #114 (Mx 116) 07/27/2015

 Hi patio peeps, below is your Monday night recap, a big thank you to Kat, AKA best team leader EVER for putting up a recap last week!

We get some footage from Friday night's episode, mainly Aldi telling Humberto that she's the one that will be talking to E-man, he had several years to man up and never did, she's also not going to give him the opportunity to lie to E-man.

Aldonza leaves and Humberto asks Adelina how Aldi found out that E-man was her brother. Adelina spills: Aldi had her fathers remains exhumed so she could have him cremated and spread his ashes in ES, when they opened his coffin only his body was there, she then questioned everyone and connected the dots. Ade tells him that she even went to see Sev, and Humberto tells her that Sev is such a bastard that he would never admit to being E-mans father.

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Lo Imperdonable, Episodio 50, Monday, July 27, 2015: Ladies' Night

Last night the women claimed the spotlight.  The men?  Mere props.  Supporting players in some cases, obstructing players in others.  Verónica, Virginia and Magdalena were geographically apart but their stories were more intertwined than ever.  Nanciyaga and Matilde were both responsible for saving a life, though Nanciyaga was a reluctant hero.  (Even lightweight Ana Perla had a sweet, if parenthetical moment.)  And the Virgin of Guadalupe was a featured guest star.

Verónica – ow! that hurts!

Nanciyaga has grudgingly worked her leafy magic; Vero awakens confused and in tremendous pain.  Why does her leg hurt so much?  And her head?  Ay ay ay, what a killer headache!  And what's that crap on her brow?  Marty tells her about the fire and how she was hurt when a beam fell on her.  She has a broken leg and a serious head injury.  It was Nanciyaga who helped bring her back to consciousness.  Dr. F couldn't tell them when – or even if – she would wake up.  
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