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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Amores Verdaderos Cap 135, 5-21-13 — Carlos has entered the building
Amores Verdaderos Cap 135, 5-21-13 — Carlos has entered the building
That's all I have for now. Recap commences later. Must watch Jorge the Mariachi Singer first. Then will process video capture for Amores.
To get the discussion going, here is the gentleman in question:
It's CARLOS! And you know he's from Spain, because he pronounces "s" like "th."
Amores #134, Monday May 20, 2013... Mother daughter reunion, Anyballs sets rules on Nil-Brains, Nil-Brains drops KenDrat as a bad apple, Angel wins round no. ?? on Nil-Brains
Frankie at airport ticket desk, mopes about losing Nikki 'para siempre'...
Vicky at her study, Angel comes in, her bags are ready. She will have Salsero take her to airport. Vicky says we will say goodbye here. Angel asks her to take care, won't be there to do it himself. Vicky says will miss you so much, will need you to feel safe. He says a part of his heart will be with her, she says ditto. They can barely look in each other's eyes. He kisses her hands and leaves... after he gets to hallway he lets go his tears and his smirks of pain. She stays crying her heart out inside, asking herself 'what am I going to do without you?'
Anyballs gets the DNA results. He barely gets to read that she is a true Balvanera when who comes toward him, but Lilli herself! he seems to have a bit of a stroke and she runs to care for him. (you must have the belly empty like my grandma says). She tells him she will try to convince her grandma to come live with her at the city. Anyballs says good idea, she should be near you. Lilli wonders if the sparks of Anyballs feelings for Cande are still there. Anyballs says 'as always, the love destiny of a man is in the hands of a woman'. He tells her she should take some gardening (orticultura) classes, she worries about the money, he offers to pay for it on her mother's memory. She was so nice. Lilli thanks him for his support. My dad is also studying online to complete his studies of agronomy. He says her dad has many 'sides'. Lilli says his best is fatherhood.
Angel and Frankie on phone, Angel sorry Frankie's trip did not turn out as he wanted. Frankie says it hurts bad, but now will set his sights on finalizing his divorce from Ambar. Angel says good idea. Frankie says 'my dad wanted me to fight for the woman i love, even gave me the tickets, all for nothing'. Read more »
Apartment: La vipora de Elvira enters the Mendoza apartment to
return the sombrero to Amalia along with her poisonous lie about
Jorge Alfredo spending the night with her. Maria – in a classic
case of bad timing – arrives just in time to hear this. Amalia
asks Elvira why she didn't return the sombrero to Jorge Alfredo and
gets the response that it is being returned “to its proper owner”
because something this elegant can't belong to someone who doesn't
value it. However, Amalia appears to have Elvira's number at least
in one way: She calls her on her lie, saying she recognizes her evil
intentions. She tells Elvira carefully that she is of low moral
character. Elvira pretends to be on some high horse, demanding to
know how Almira dares talk to her that way. Almira answers “the
same way you dare to come here to disturb the peace of this house.
Ge out of here and leave my daughter alone. Get out of here and
don't return if you don't want me to confront your parents and tell
them what sort of 'person' you really are.” Perhaps shocked that a
woman like Amalia has told her off so effectively the nasty bitch
departs saying “I'm going. This is like talking to a dog.”
Maria follows her out. Amalia doesn't like that and we don't either.
PEAM #51, 05/20/13 - True Confessions of Love, True Confessons of Crime, and More Love and More…
The drowning of Fernando continues with candles and hosannas. Pati prepares the potent potion for Roguey in a good glass of wine. Valentina shares her happiness at having spent some great playtime with her Papa Elias now that he is back. The mental giant in a mini girl body asks if PE and MamaBear are going to divorce. Mama nods yes.
Alma visits the poor hospital ward offering Panfilo a private hospital to better his care. He humbly says wait until tomorrow, his foot will probably be much better. There is no need for her to spend her money. She asks for a hug at least, which he gladly and generously grants calling her daughter.
Fernando begs for mercy but she calls on the cosmos and divine light to bless this dunking torture, I mean baptism. The enthusiastic acolytes keep him under so long and everyone gets scared then it gets scarier as he has disappeared when they try to pull him out. Everyone panics as we see Fernando's body cast over a small water way then hang prone and motionlessly in the water.
Paty presents her passionate potion as Roguey drinks enthusiastically, seems he only tastes the delicious wine. Read more »
Corazon Indomable, Capitulo 6 – Monday, 05/20/2013: After a Night of Passion and Wedded Bliss, a Morning-After Full of Unpleasantries
looks like the writers selected this episode to fully test our “Eeewww-Meter.”We begin as Grandpa Ramiro leads Maricruz
away from the shack, with Solita and La India close behind them, but no
Moctavio in sight.
Eeewww #1 - Maricruz is still wearing the excessively torn
and grimy potato-sack dress she wore at her wedding, thrown over the nightie
she used on her wedding night, and very likely over the same underwear.(Guess gramps couldn’t borrow that
Quinceañera dress Maricruz requested, and her bell-sleeved dress must have been
too clean and white, too frilly and not torn enough, to pass muster as a
wedding dress.)Maricruz asks gramps if
he doesn’t love her anymore and wants her to go away never to return.He says no, but reminds her that she is now a
married woman and her husband is “the boss” and may get angry if he comes home
and doesn’t find her. Maricruz grudgingly agrees to return; hardly the attitude
of a blissful newlywed.
Back at the hacienda, Lucia tells
Ofelia she is pleased that Maricruz took off like a wild child, as this will
make it easier for her to “entangle her” in her intended schemes, so that Octavio
will have no choice but to dump her.
Riding their horses side-by-side at
a gentle trot, Octavio and Miguel seem more like buddies than feuding brothers.Octavio shares with Miguel that he knows not
what awaits him, but what he can “sincerely” tell him is that each day he feels
more attracted to Maricruz, to her sweetness and great love for him.He says he thinks she is the “ideal woman” to
be the mother of his children.Miguel
says what Octavio feels for Maricruz is pity.Octavio says maybe so, but he can help her improve herself and teach her
good manners, and there’s a chance he will stay with her on the ranch and work
so both of their families can prosper.(Did
one night of passion transform El Chulito?!)
Amores #133- 5/17/13: Some Gotta Win, Some Gotta Lose, Everybody's Got The Blues
Betty Delivers the Bad News to Her Mama Pau We start this epi with Betty showing Pau the results of her pregancy test, that the low one raped her and how she broke up with Santino. Pau is beyond words, in fact, she is very upset. She doesn't want Betty to break up with Santino. She didn't like him at first but now feels he is a good guy for her. Betty also tells her about the phone call from the low one and that he's watching her and if he catches her with Santino, she'll never see Guillo again. Pau is really upset now and wants to tell Frankie. No telling Frankie, Betty says. He is going to see Nikki in Miami this evening, don't ruin that and whatever the Pau does, she is not to tell Frankie. Pau promises, but she isn't liking it. She'd rather Frankie knew about all this cause when he finds out he'll be pithed. Betty says she'll tell him eventually but right now he deserves some happiness.
The Foyer of the Balvanera Manse, Where All Pertinent Bidness Takes Place Adri and the Angel are talking about his new duties as her bodyguard. They won't be much and he'll have lots of free time. Ms Vikki joins them and even suggests to the Angel that he can take some agronomy classes on line and get his degree. Who would have thunk? He can even use the computer in her study if he wants to. Well, it's never to late for a degree, and hey he can ask Santino about taking some security classes this way too. Awesome! Adri is sad that Ms Vikki is leaving tomorrow and wants to know when her flight leaves. Of course, here comes the FF being his nosey self and butts into the convo wanting to know what is this about Ms Vikki leaving. Ms Vikki tells him she is going to Buenos Aires and FF turns to the Angel and says he's lucky to be going to such an interesting country, provided if he has ever been out of the country before. Ms Vikki snaps on the FF and tells him Angel isn't coming with her. He wants to know if she is going, gasp** alone? She tells him it's none of his bidness. Adri pipes up that Angel is her bodyguard now, and Ms Vikki tells him she is going with her amante. Cara de impactado de FF! Same with Angel for that matter. He didn't see that coming! Read more »
QBA: La Cucaracha’s Revenge or The Mexican Hat Dance Begins, Courtesy of Elvira (Cap. ½ 37 & 38)
Cap. ½ 37 & 38
Sad Sack de Santos wasn’t able to serenade his way back into Maria’s life this time and got kicked off the balcony by Amalia to boot; La Vampira de Elvira has plans to deliver JAntos’ sombrero to its rightful owner, Maria’s mama, in order to get back at him for insulting and rejecting her at the party the night before.
Lo Del Nuevo:
[some things are condensed to keep down the confusión-ed.]
JAntos has no choice but to climb back down from the balcony. He walks back home, sad but hopeful. Maria, meantime, gets ready for class and thinks weepily, if not sleepily, back to her shock at seeing Elvira sitting on JAntos’s lap and remembers Coloso’s warning that JA isn’t the angel [pera en dulce] she thinks he is when he showed her the photo of JA and Elvira kissing in the car.
Back at Daniela’s apartment, Daniela and Pam are scandalized to see Elvira swapping spit with El Coloso after swearing she’s so interested in Jorge Alfredo. Oh, it’s just a casual thing, like Dani kissing El Baritono the night before, remember? Or was that so casual, asks vicious Vi? Dani swears it was and is. El Coloso and Vi give Dani a hard time about telling him it was her birthday party (not to mention the rest of an assorted variety of lies to all the boys, right guys and galls?
Santos checks in on Irasema, but she’s waiting for him already. She shows him the huge 4 foot bouquet of flowers from Sue and asks if he really knows what she does for a living? No. Well, she hates the thought of the poor guy feeling like a jerk when he finds out she’s really a hooker. Truth is, no man has ever given her a thing, let alone some flowers. Either he’s in love with her or she’s awakened some sort of overpowering sentiment in him now, she tells JAntos. Susanito’s the only man who has ever treated her decently in her entire life, she says pensively.
Sue, meanwhile, is making love to his mop while washing Mama’s floors and whistling while he works. Mama Mancia cannot imagine what’s come over her boy.
Irazema turns around and notices a certain sad look now in JAntos’s gaze and says she knows that look; that he and Maria have fought with each other and are on the outs. He has to admit that he’s been a fool. (Viewerville seconds that—not putting his foot down with Elvira, preferably on her throat.) Maria was angry enough to call it quits between them and he’s sure she means it—this time. If he loses her it would be losing the best thing in his life, he says mournfully. Ah, laments Irazema, we waste love completely with grudges and spitefulness [rencores]. No she’ll come back to him, assures Irazema.
Vi tells Coloso and the others that with what she’s got planned with JA’s forgotten sombrero, she’s going to put the final nail in the coffin of Maria and JAntos’s relationship. How? She’ll make sure that Maria finds out he left it with her after a night of supposed passion by giving it to Amalia directly.
At Maria’s, Amalia tries giving her lovelorn daughter some motherly advice. Either break it off completely with Jorge Alfredo or accept him as he is, warts (like Elvira) and all.
Meanwhile, Michael heads off to trial and naively proceeds to fall into the prosecuting attorney’s word trap while trying to put his and Santos’s friendship in a positive light. It wasn’t the $225,000 car apparently, but the $10 million they found in the trunk of it that Michael can’t explain properly. Michael and his lawyer look at each other like QTH? And, why didn’t you tell me/us? (Ever heard of full disclosure? I’d get the lawyer on lousy and inept representation and sue for a mistrial and a retrial so fast it would make his boss’s and the judge’s heads swim.) He’s given eight long years in prison for his loyalty.
After school that day, Rodrigo and Paloma go spend the rest of the day in the park together. Vanessa and her posse follow them and try to harass her. They show what jerks they are by purposely crashing their rubber canoe into Paloma’s and knocking her into the water. Rod jumps into the shallow pond and saves her. They do the same to Vanessa and her nasty little girlf’iends—only they have to save each other. FF>>
Maria tells her friends from the bar on their way to school that she does really believe JAntos’s story. Lety tells her that the third time’s the charm and to dump his beauteous but two-timing backside for good. (Thanks for nothin’, girlfriend.)
Santos heads over to Fernando for consolation and advice. JAntos is ready to turn himself into the authorities and who cares what they do with him. First thing, says Mil Amores, is to retrieve the sombrero. Second, is to stop the dramatics. Third, we suppose, is not to think that he’s all alone in this. Mil is his carnal, carnalito. “—Yeah, we are very good friends, but you don’t do anything to help me!” Ok, well first realize that that vamp Elvira’s got your number dude [tomar la medida=got you pegged] and she’s always getting the better of you, says Mil. No, argues Santos, I am chivalrous—to extremes like most tn gálans. [caballero=knight or chivalrous gentleman] Yeah, jokes Mil, and all you need is some armor! (Good one, dude! As in protection from Elvira, right? How about some garlic instead?) Santos doesn’t laugh. He’s reached his limit, he laments. “--Next time….no, there won’t be a next time! Cuz, I’m going to make her pay for everything she’s done.” Mil snickers in disbelief. Really? Ok, first thing is to get that hat back and then Mil will act as his witness to his good behavior at the party.
First stop, though, is to a computer site so he can catch up on Michael’s trial news. Santos thinks to himself that Michael has got to testify against him if he wants to save himself. He doesn’t care if the guy does condemn him. He wants his friend to go free.
A while later JAntos and Mil stop by Dani’s apartment asking for the sombrero. Pam explains that Vi took it home with her. She calls up Elvira who wants to speak to JA. JA naively takes her word that he’ll “have the hat back long before he needs it for his performance that night” at Daddy’s club. Mil and JAntos leave. Sucker!!! They start talking in the hall and figure Vi meant giving the hat to him at the boarding house. Ok, he’s going to get the hat back, so now what’s worrying him, asks Mil? JAntos says it’s what he read in the L.A. newspapers about his buddy’s trial. The problem is that Michael is the only one who can swear to the fact that it was Santos’s lawyer himself that advised him to flee the country and become a fugitive.
Gloria, meanwhile, is sitting in her bedroom brush her hair and sadly remembering her nasty encounter with the reluctant and irresponsible de Oscar the Goof. She prays to the virgencita to help her out of this fix so her son won’t be left without a parent if something happens to her now that she’s beginning her treatments.
Mil Amores tries getting JAntos to eat and forget his sorrows for a while. JAntos just wants to mope. His problem must be that it’s the first time he’s ever been in love, says Mil. JAntos is in a snitty mood and tells Mil that he’s only going to fall in love once in his life and that Bonita is that love of his life. The waitress overhears and remarks “¡Qué bonito amor!” (¡Salud!)
Maria can’t stop thinking of JAntos and Elvira intertwined on the couch the night before, either. Finally she gives up on her test and hands in what appears to be a blank test. (That’s right. Flunk out and punish yourself because of Elvira’s selfish mischief. Makes total sense to me….not!)
Back in the barrio, Sue hands El Aventurero a plastic bag with a surprise in it for his girlfriend. Aventurero thinks Sue’s just saying this so the guys in the band will stop giving him such a hard time. Nope! He says he really does have a girlfriend and he plans on inviting her to the bar that night! Well, ok then. Good for him, too, since the guys all thought he was more than a little bit light in the guaraches, adds Aventurero. No, swears Sue, she’s such a beauty it’ll knock their socks off and they’ll be eaten up with envy! El Aventurero has got to promise not to say a word to his mama, Mancia, though. Okidokie.
Mama Mancia, meanwhile, is giving a tarot reading for anxious Annie who feels something is truly wrong. She warns Annie that the cards say that if she is determined [empeñada] to follow this love of hers so blindly that her life will be in grave danger.
At the same time, Fernando is on the phone with Rosana whose whole face is now fully black and blue. She’s desperately begging for him to take advantage of her hubby’s leaving the house in order to get her out and hide her at his place—like hubby wouldn’t think of that first? He promises to come for her once hubby leaves. JAntos promises to help him with this. “--You have no idea how bad this brute beats her! He won’t do it again, though!”
Back in L.A., Guiliano and Bruno are enjoying a bit of unhappy
hour as El Gusano Ese pressures Bruno not to just live with Wendy, since that
way he doesn’t get to inherit her milliones de dollars. Bruno insists he’s not with Wendy for her
money. As it is he feels like is white
trash, aka, human debris. Don’t play
game with El Padrino! Marry her and get
hold of her millions. Bruno’s going to have to get that money (the ten
million?) back, cuz otherwise Wendy’s going for a one-way swim with the
fishes! (Ehhhhh! And?)
JAntos learns from the news that Michael’s been found guilty and
sentenced. He’s bummed. He and
Fernando get to the bar. Sue finds him
and hugs him. He tells him he’s so
grateful for letting him know love! The
barkeep, Pichi, misinterprets the meaning and hints to JAntos he now thinks
that JAntos apparently switch-hits, aka, is batting for both teams. JA teases and chases him in a supposed moment
of hilarity. JAntos is about to have a
swig when he sees Maria enter the bar for rehearsal; but she refuses to speak
to him. El Celoso de Coloso enters and
yells at him the obvious, that she doesn’t want to speak to him! “—Ok, boys!
We’ll rehearse and start with Si Nos Dejan…although it seems Elvira
won’t!” Guffaws break out around the
room from the Mariachis at JAntos’s expense.
Ruben walks into the bar just then, to ask Maria’s pardon
publicly, the same way she was humiliated at his house, and to pay his bill
for the serenade. He tells her this in
front of the band. It’s what you say
here but didn’t say there, adds JAntos. Fernando
seconds this from across the bar. She
accepts the apology politely enough, but the Mariachis refuse to accept his
dirty money from Mr. Fir Tree [abetas]—or is it “El Colmo” [thatch/the
brim/full to overflowing]—oh, yeah, Mr. Olmo [Elm], they snidely tease. “—Well,
aside from the lack of education and upbringing and such as your wife says, we
refuse your apologies and your check. Why don’t you deposit your ‘humaneness’
outside?” Col says it quite a bit
more roughly. “—So go back where you came from!” Ruben says he’ll handle things with the
administrator of the bar whatever accounts I have pending with you all…..(which
could be taken any number of ways, I suppose).
He leaves amongst the catcalls.
Col goes over to Maria and says take this as a lesson. A big wallet doesn’t bring happiness like
some people believe….like El Ponchito, say.
A bit later El Sonador is asking Mirna for an advance, but Mirna
refuses. He knows darned well that El
Concho doesn’t give out advances. But
it’s for some old lady friend he tries to help out. Tough tootsies! Lourdes overhears and walks into the office
especially to interrupt her and pull rank.
“—Give him the advance, Mirnita!
Remember this bar is as much mine as his.” Mirna swallows the hiss and with a fake
smile, the fir on her back sky high, says,”--Yes, Sra.” She then asks Mirna
where JAntos lives; she gets the directions and says she’ll be back later. She stops a moment by the door and smiles
snootily. “—Get used to me being here
more often. I have to look out for my
investments.” El Soñador finds Lourdes
in the hall and makes a special effort to thank her afterwards. No problem.
Besides, there aren’t enough caring men in the world who’d do something
like that, she tells him.
Lety and El Aventurero meet up in the hallway. He tells her how pretty she looks today. She lowers her eyes, embarrassed and thanks
him. He raises her chin so she has to
look him in the eyes. He swallows hard,
obviously fighting the mounds of fluttering butterflies in his stomach. “—Don’t
lower your gaze. Don’t ever lower your
gaze.” Wow! Who knew?
That evening JAntos is dressed and ready to go, but still no
sombrero. There’s a knock on his front door. “—About time, Elvira!!” It’s Mama Lourdes there
instead, looking like the Big Bad Wolf in drag.
“—Well! As long as it’s Elvira,
Back at the bar, Mirna’s
having a hard time getting El Concho to give in to her (supposedly) seductive
kisses. She asks what’s wrong. He tells her they’ve got to end their
relationship. Cara de what the effing heck did you say de Mirna.
Back at JAntos’s place, JAntos tries to politely explain why he
thought it was Elvira at the door, but Lourdes won’t listen. She says she warned him to steer clear of her
daughter, but he insisted the rapist, abusive, poor-as-a-church-mouse
slob! He finally loses patience and
yells back that he won’t permit her to insult him in his own house! She slaps the crap outta him and then accuses
him of trying to climb out of poverty by any means he can, and that apparently
includes getting involved with her daughter, right? “—What’s your price, Vargas? I know all about playboys like you. How much do you want to forget about my
daughter and leave me in peace?” (Hell,
take the money and run, buddy boy!)
Across the street in Maria’s colonia, Elvira knocks on Amalia’s
front door. When Amalia opens it she
walks in with JA’s sombrero. She says he
left in in her friend’s apartment after being so overjoyed and excited at
seeing her there that he up and forgot it. Cara de yeah- so-why-bring-it-to-my-house-instead-of-the-bar-you-stoooooopid-scheming-wench-de
Amalia. Just at that moment who should
appear but la pobre de Maria del Bar-y-Oh!
Corazon Indomable, #5 Friday, 05/17/13 A wedding, a wedding reception, a wedding night…But where is the diamond?
Yesterday Octavio and Maricruz became
novios and kissed in front of the village gossips (que escandalo!); Octavio
asked Abuelo for Mari’s hand in matrimony; Lucia found out she is pregnant, but
the poor baby needs to fight for its life because mom is on the verge of a
stroke when she finds out who her SIL will be…
Outside the hut Solita is helping Maricruz wash her
hands as Abuelo notices that a while ago Mari didn’t care that much about being
clean. Then he asks her what she’s planning to wear for her wedding. With
Moctavio on her shoulders (yey!), Maricruz says that she’ll borrow a neighbor’s
daughter quinceanera dress. Abuelo is a little worried because tradition
says the father of the bride has to buy the dress, but Maricruz reassures him
that Octavio won’t mind, since he knows they don’t have money.
Porque el Amor Manda #50: A Bumpy Ride on the Love Train
Chatita chides Alma and Jesús: Hey, are we workin' or flirtin'? Your butterflies look like turkeys and bats! Hijinks ensue as they dash around painting little cartoons on each other's smocks. This appears to be the home improvement version of the Food Fight -- you know how the couple isn't really in love until they've made a big mess someone else has to clean up. There isn't usually an Alzheimer's patient involved, but hey, modern times.
Xoch is crying a river in her apartment, and so is her Mom -- over a telenovela. She tells her real daughter to keep quiet; she can't hear her imaginary friends. After a fraught phone call, Marisela whisks her friend off to Ricardo's apartment, where the Avon gang has gathered for a sympathy intervention. Even the three sillies are moderately inoffensive, and Julio (of the orange tie and swiveling hips) is absolutely effusive. It seems as if he could have made a play for Xochi any time, but apparently the runny nose and blotchy skin have rendered her particularly attractive. There's a lot of all for one and one for all talk. Xochi wails.
We don't get enough animals in telenovelas that are characters. We saw many prize bulls [Salud!] in Amor Bravio, horses in others, but rarely do these animals have names or enough screen time. Animals are such big parts of many of our lives it's hard to believe that more novela characters don't have pets. The mascotas in novelas, though, are often amusing and endearing.
In El Cuerpo del Deseo, the hero had a dog who was smart enough to spot his master after his spirit changed bodies (Dog may actually be star Mario Cimarro's dog):
Cuando Me Enamoro had a beautiful horse named Gitana that was much beloved by the heroine:
JAntos taunts Colosso from upstairs about the upended water bucket and tosses his hat down to him. Ponytail mariachi ribs him a bit, then asks Doña Mancia what's up with Susanito--he never showed up for work yesterday. Mancia's worried since he came home saying he'd been to "heaven" and he had quite a look on his face this afternoon.
Redheaded mean girl calls Ay Jalisco and talks to Mirna to set up the serenate ambush for the evening. It's gonna be pricey, but Elvira's willing to pay the price. Mr. 5ft walked through when the Mean Girls were squealing and jumping up and down. He asked if they won Justin Bieber tickets. Yes, dear, because women only get that excited at the prospect of Justin Bieber, clearance sales, and revenge. Aw, crap, ladies, he may have a point. Tomorrow, when we balance our checkbooks and there's still money left over after paying all the bills on time (crossing my fingers on that one) let's all jump up and down and squeal, ok?
Maria cleans JAntos up a bit and tells him he'd better choose between his love of fighting with Oscar and his love of her, cause one more fight and it is OVER. I don't think we believe that any more than he does. Amalia comes in and asks QTH is going on--she heard from Mancia they were fighting outside. JAntos avoids answering the question by asking if she's able to see again. Amalia says it's thanks to him…and don't change the subject! JAntos starts to justify the fight, but Amalia won't tolerate him and Oscar causing scenes. JAntos apologizes and promises it won't happen again. Amalia says if it does, he won't be welcome in the house. Maria backs him up on that. Then she says that's guys for you, they just don't get it. On behalf of guys,...hey! Just cause these two are acting like a couple of idiots doesn't mean all guys are like that! Read more »
Amores Verdaderos EP132 05/16/2013 – Karma, Manly Tears and a Farewell
The fan-made AV photo of the week: Cosmopolita!
It says: Sexy tips: how to conquest and seduce your blonde sweetheart Survival manual: now make Nikki get lost in a jungle Test: how Balvanera are you 10 ways how to get together with a little gorilla… and not to die in the process Polita: a great voice, a great heart Balvanera love - true love Avoid melting in front of Guzmáncito: shake him out of your mind!
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Corazon Indomable, Capitulo 4, Thursday 5-16-13: Fate Places the Pieces on the Board--Let the Game Begin
Recap by La Paloma
(There were many
short scenes flipping back and forth.Some of these may be combined in the recap. I'm going to learn how to
make this shorter.)
Gloom and worry
Don Alejandro hears his doctor's
advice to slow down and stay away from work for six months, but isn't happy at
the prospect.His heart condition is a
sword over his head and he wishes his daughter were at his side.
At the river and multi-purpose
watering hole, Maricruz is rising from her plunge into the depths, meeting the
worried Solita mid-stream for a happy reunion.Up at the hacienda's big house, Miguel rushes in, angrily telling Lucia
that Octavio learned about the mortgage on the lands.Opinions are exposed:Octavio determined that Miguel will pay for
this treachery, Lucia telling Miguel "Don't let him win," Miguel
saying he will take consequences and begging Lucia to have faith and she'll
still have it all.
Octavio enters to ask Lucia if the
room is ready for his future wife, which leads to cross-accusations of lying
and scheming from both parties. Lucia, with fake smiles, tries to learn more
about the wife's social standing and disposition.Octavio claims he just might marry him one of
them lower-class gals, while Lucia smirks about Miguel's love for her and how
Octavio's bride needs this kind of love.
Back at the Hut of Humility, Abuelo
and Solita are comforting a weeping Maricruz, who confesses her sorrow is due
to the news of Octavio's impending marriage.Abuelo warns her that Octavio might be just foolin' around and she'd
better stay away from the ranch.Sad
eyes from MC.
PEAM #49- 5/17/13- Vero Who Loves Jesus Who Loves Alma Who loves Jesus Who Doesn't Love Xochy.
at the cafeteria with Susana inquiring about what is going on between Jessica
and Rogue because Ferny didn’t move a finger for her but Susana sees Jessica
going into Rogue’s office on several occasions but before she can lie we are
interrupted by Xochy screeching about Marsela’s father needing an
amputation.Rogue wants the money ($50,000
for the“wedding”) from storage
and Fern who has seen the light will have no parts of it. He thought bubbles to
the last time when he tried to get the “dirty” money and ended up on the
garbage truck.Rogue yells at his
brother and then has the nerve to say do it, it’s an order and don’t act
secretarial cartel wants to go to the hospital to support their buddy.Marisela leaves with Chatita.Chatita lets Marisela know that her
friends love you and you lie and deceive them.Your lies will catch up to you one day.Chatita has a convenient memory lapse.
is overheard by his FIL making plans with Patty, Alma’s best friend. Rogue lies
and says that it’s a collaborator.He is going to Toluca to see the President of Avon and is on his way to
the airport. Sebastian warns Rogue
to be careful, he almost lost his life over a woman who wasn’t his wife and
lost his money, it also broke up his relationship with his daughter, Alma. He lets Rogue know that Alma won’t
tolerant unfaithfulness. He won’t judge him but his priority is his daughter
and he better no let her suffer. Paty is waiting for Rogue with tablets. (Are
An almost kiss, an almost marriage proposal, an almost end of life, and no monkey sightings
Eusebio and Octavio are still having their argument about helping Maricruz and her family. Octav warns him to leave her alone and don’t mess with her. Eusebio doesn’t like this order.
Nuevo: Back at the shack at night, while the girls are sitting by a fire, Gramps is pulling out a box that was hidden under a mattress. Inside are a bunch of letters, and he pulls out a piece of paper with the address of Maricruz’s father. Commenters here were certain Grandpa knew where Daddy resided. Gramps has a flashback to his daughter (who looks uncannily, no, exactly, like Maricruz. She could be her twin) who is on her deathbed pleading to a younger, dark colored wig wearing Gramps to not tell Maricruz where her father is. So he talks himself into keeping quiet. But he does reveal that the dad does care about his daughter and has written many times to come see them over the years.
QBA Wednesday 5/15/13 Part Duh, er, Deux is up! The Mejia Merry-go-round goes round and round…….
El Bar -- Lourdes
walks in on Concho making nicey-nicey w/Mirna and wonders, “What's she got that
I ain't got?”
Meanwhile, in the bar , Milamores is met by some groupies who
think he is mighty fine. One groupie in
particular we can see by her wedding band she is married. Her friend tries to talk some sense into
her. Milamores just tells her that if
she ever finds that her husband doesn't give her the love she deserves, just
look him up – and then her husband will realize the true treasure he has and
shouldn't take for granted.
Amores verdaderos, #131, Wednesday, 5/15/13: The course of true love never did run smooth … but come on, this is ridiculous!
Note: Balzac (heh heh) and the Snails have the night off.
Some of our characters are settling cozily into their misery. Some are plotting revenge. And at least one is prepared to fight for his happiness. Not a night for champagne on the Patio, perhaps, but no reason not to set out some pitchers of beer and munch on a handful of Tostachos …
José Ángel brings Guzmán up to speed The señora Victoria knows everything and now the Ferretti is out on her … er … ear. And there's something else Guzmancito needs to know: Kendra poisoned Nikki against him. JA details the dirty tricks, including GigoloGate. Now Frankie understands.
PEAM #48- 5/15/13: How To Teach a Bobblehead Doll To Dance Without Tipping Over
Dec 12th or juárever day Osorio decides it is. Juárever!
Discua is home so she won't be able to enjoy the ''active pause'' which is a fancy way to say that you will spend more time in the changing room than doing yoga. That's supposed to improve work efficiency, but if I were Alma, I'd better let them gossip and have their way with the carrot cake, since that is something they already manage to do well....
Tomorrow, Dec. 13th. or 21st. for that matter, someone will have to tell her so she is prepared with her sporty outfit ;-)
Jesús, who besides being a ''Licenciado'', a pizza delivery guy, a chef, a pet sitter, a party planner, campaign designer and mole vendor outside movie theaters on Sundays, still have time to teach yoga!!
Don't do good things that look like bad things, used to say Jesús grandmother but he has forgotten all advice, lost in Alma's green eyes. During the waste of, I mean, the active pause, there was plenty of people she could have chosen to ''do the yoga with'' but she chose Jesús, and him, with that bad judgement (remember that last night he spent the night at Verónica's when he could have easily declined that offer without damaging his relationship with Valentina -juárever). Jessica takes the chance to tell XTL how slow she was not grabbing him before Alma did, and Ricardo uses his Unefón to snap a close up picture (that later changes to a completely different shot) to post it both via closed circuit and printed in manila envelopes! Ain't nobody got time fo' dat!!
Well, thanks to the ''active pauses'' now the staff is energized and well rested to do all this and their usual workload too!!! Hahahaha! Allow me to laugh here! Will it be love? Reads the caption on the picture and Jesús is making a very huge fuss about it, when in the beginning, he didn't mind. Holding, pulling, pushing, breathing, and gets lost in Alma's green eyes when THE WHOLE OFFICE STAFF INCLUDING ROGELIO AND FERNANDO WERE WATCHING!!! Echate esa! Can you imagine this in real life?
is pretty damned slow about following Ocatavio’s orders to fetch Maricruz’s
ration of milk and food for that day. His lips say sí, but his body
language says “No, not if I have anything to say about it!” He doesn’t, but his
mouthy, jealous girlfriend, Ofelia, does. Mari will have to wait till
Ofelia and Useless get it on in the storeroom first.
Octavio gives Mari a broad hint that her personal hygiene could use a
boost. If she’d bathe and put on a clean dress afterwards and maybe a pair
of shoes then she’d look a whole lot prettier, he says. Useless finally
comes back with the milk and foodstuffs but gives them both grief saying Lucia
is going to have a fit. Tav says get over it, that he’ll explain and
handle things, not to worry all ready. Mari takes the stuff and Tav
learns that her pet monkey was named after him. Apparently that makes Tav
feel special and he smiles a sparkling smile that should send shivers down to
Mari’s tippy toes.
so keen on pleasing Octavio that she bathes with soap, washes and combs her
hair, puts on a clean dress and even the old pair of shoes she has, even though
they’re too small for her. She heads over immediately afterwards to show
her “new look” to him.
Chucho finishes the latest installment of the fairy tale with Valentina: The queen is going to marry the bad guy, and her helper is invited to the wedding! Val recognizes that the helper will be sad, and suggests that he should try to get the queen to marry him instead. Oh, you crazy kids, with your hi-fi record players and newfangled ideas!
Paty tells Rogue her price for not sending Alma that video of him and Jessica: He has to take her to the ranch this weekend. (He's getting married the weekend after that!) From now on, he has to treat her the way she deserves. (He replies sarcastically.) And he can't fool around with that trollop (Jessica) any more. Also, he must beg Paty's forgiveness, and say it like he means it. Louder! And on his knees! No, she's just kidding about the knees - but he will have to apologize again, in bed, right now!
Valentina begs Chucho to stay overnight. Vero agrees to let him spend the night in another room. He really doesn't want to, and says he can't because he didn't bring any pajamas. Vero says that's no problem: he can wear some of Eli's. He doesn't want to do that. Then Val says it's only fair: she stayed at his place, so now he can stay at her place! She pelts him with porfas until he relents. She asks for another episode of the fairy tale, so he tells her about the wedding gown. Now it's time for bed. She says a prayer of thanks for letting her daddy stay overnight.
Speaking of daddies, Alma's dad calls Rogue to let him know that Alma's looking for him, to thank him for the creepy bunny with the tulips. (Why isn't she trying his phone? Duh??) Patymelt distracts Rogue; Sebastian can tell something's up. Sorry, poor choice of words. "Are you with someone?" he asks. Rogue says that's just his dog! He whispers at her to bark like a dog. She obliges with enthusiasm. Read more »
QBA - 5/14/13: #32 Pt. 2 & #33 - Que Día Tan Bonito or Love in a Time of Thunderstorms
This episode could have titled this El Episodio de No’s, Not’s, Don’ts and Won’ts.
Recapper doesn’t think there was any Lo de Ayer
Lo de Hoy
Some scenes have been combined to prevent eyeball-whiplash.
pays a visit to Irasema, his long-legged (and slightly long in the tooth) night-owl
neighbor.No, not for himself (but he
might need her services before the night is over…). He’s there to ask a favor
for a friend in need.The friend, of
course, is none other than Sweet Sue.JAntos
tells him to get dressed up real guapo, go to this address “for a good time.”He just needs to relax.And, No, he can’t let his mother know where
he’s off to.
Gloria have left Oscar’s place and stopped for a cafecito and a
heart-to-heart chat.Gloria had no idea
Oscar was interested in Maria—after Oscar’s performance earlier.Maria swears she never led him on, was never
Coloso’s novia, mujer, whatever, never interested in him, isn’t and No, never
will be.Gloria believes her.She’s always loved him. (Stay tuned, we learn
a little more of Gloria and Oscar’s backstory later on.)
banging on Fernando’s apt. door.Fer
is still hurting from the beat-down he got, but opens it for Coloso.El Rey is pretty steamed about
something.Fernando guesses it’s about
Vargas and he doesn’t want to talk about Vargas.No, answers Coloso, this time it’s about
ME!Fernando gets a kick out of
the story (from Coloso’s point of view, of course) and is delighted to hear he
has a “little nephew.”Oscar isn’t in
the mood and No, he’s not going to do anything about him—after all the time
gone by and Gloria never told him.He’s
darn sure the chamaco isn’t his.
chamaco is working on his Spanish lessons at Maria’s apartment with Paloma
tutoring.Isa is trying Not to do her
math homework, it’s too hard.Roddy
offers to help.Things are getting out
of hand for Paloma.No, back to Spanish
for Roddy and math for Isa.
knock at the door and Paloma answers. It’s an ordinary looking guy in a
loud ghastly green plaid work shirt. Oh my
heavens, it’s Jorge Alfredo looking for Maria. [Note to JS--please tell wardrobe this is just not your color or design.]Paloma tells him she went to Coloso’s place (a potentially serious error
of omission here).When he asks why, Isa
pipes up and says, duh, he’s her novio.JAntos puts on an act like a wounded bull and calls Isa a torero who’s
wounded him in the heart.Amalia hears
him from the other room (where she was hiding out from Gloria and Roddy).She stops him from leaving because she wants
to talk to him.She shoos the kids down
to the patio.Amalia is really pithed at
Jorge Alfredo.She’s sure he’s the cause
of Maria not taking the job at Don Ruben’s office—one that would surely have
brought her a bigger salary, experience and advancement.Of course, she won’t let him get a word in
Fortunately for JA, Ruben arrives
and JA opens the door.He tells Ruben
that Maria isn’t home.Amalia
overhears his reason for coming.He
wants to apologize for the humiliation his wife put Maria through at the serenata.He also came to pay them (I didn’t see JA
actually take the check, although it was urged on him so he could have
something to start paying back Amalia’s hospital care). The two men shoot eye
daggers at each other.Amalia realizes
she jumped to a hasty conclusion and has to eat, chew and swallow her
words.Then JA tells Amalia the real
reason for his visit. He’s been to see Don Tonio and shares what he learned
about Pedro Mendoza—that he was never unfaithful, etc. etc.Amalia sputters that Concho told her he was
and she believed it.Jorge Alfredo
assumes he lied out of jealousy or some rivalry. Amalia is all torn up that she
blamed Pedro for eight years for something he never did.The three girls return. (I guess Rodrigo went
home with Gloria.) Maria greets JAntos with a sweet kiss on the cheek and realizes
something is wrong with her mother.Amalia assures her it is nothing and asks to be helped back to her room.
Maria goes with her.She starts out by
telling Maria that now she knows why she didn’t take the job with Don Rube and
is behind her all the way.One must
always put dignity first.Now, GO, there’s
a decent young man waiting for you out there. GO.Maria would rather stay with her, Not leave
her alone, but Amalia insists.
·Up in Los
Angeles, CA, Justo is on the phone with the Mexican Minister of State.He understands there is nothing they can do
without risking their international reputation by getting embroiled in the
investigation, but he appreciates their concern. At least they've let him keep his post as consul.Altagracia is whimpering at his elbow, not to
give up on their son.She’s certain he’s
innocent.Justo, it seems is now 100% on
board and will work to clear his son and bring the perpetrators to justice (way
to go, Justo or your name isn’t Justo).
Comm. Derecho is trying to get out of his office but Curtis is blocking
his way.He’s going to turn in his resignation
because of his failure with the Santos case.She’s visibly upset (and that’s a mild description for what’s going
on).There’s a little FF BB SS RR FF BB
SS RR (that’s a new dance step—two steps forward, two backward, two sideways,
two round and round and repeat randomly). Derecho finally orders her aside; she
salutes and gets the door in her face.Derecho’s superior Won’t take the resignation. He rips it up. Derecho
protests his right to resign. Super says ok, but if you go, Curtis goes out the
door right behind you.Derecho won’t let
that happen, so he agrees to a reassignment to the archives until his
Amores Verdaderos Cap 130 5-14-13 — Oh no you didn't!
Amores Verdaderos Cap 130 5-14-13 — Oh no you didn't!
Some screencaps have been added. Put a fork in it, it is done!
Your chickens have come home to roost, Nikki. I feel sorry for you, but then . . . I don't.
Brief summary below (may not be in order or fully accurate).
* Nikki is unloaded on by Kendra-the-Ho, who tells her in specific detail how she pulled the wool over her eyes regarding the Little Ape. She even admits she made up a Gigolos-R-Us web page for him, so Nikki would spurn him and marry Roy the Boy. Nikki is disbelieving but finally gets it.
* Nikki decides that all her baby Guzmancitos will be from . . . Guzmancito!
Amores # 129 The Damme's blindfold comes off, and she transforms from quiet kitten to raging lioness in 0 to 60(Thanks Diana!), The young Damme's blindfold comes off and she wants to turn back time
Recap in progress... oh boy what an episode!!
2nd half of confrontation at base of stairs… KenDrat is desperate crying asking Nil-Brains to tell the truth, that her baby girl is his. Angel grabs Nil-Brains to try to shake the truth out of him. Dances steps in the middle and separates them, tells Angel ‘Don’t compromise yourself!’ KenDrat insists to Nil-Brains that she could not keep quiet about having his child.
Nil-Brains has the nerve to try to ‘swear’ to Vicky that… Vicky won’t even let him speak. ‘Don’t say any more please!! How could you deceive us like this?? How could you do this to your daughter?? Deceive me??!! [which one?? Lol] Both of you make me sick! What shame!! Now you will have to explain this all to Nikki!! Because I couldn’t!! How??... How could I explain so much filth!! SO much betrayal!! And of course, I don’t have to ask of you… no, DEMAND of you that both of you leave this house!! GET OUTA DODGE!!! ‘ (I have to give it to Vicky, she stood up strong despite such a terrible moment she was living)
Vicky runs out to bedrooms, Nil-Brains follows her shouting requests for her to listen to him, while Angel has a facial expression like he is sick to his stomach and Dances just stands back there and KenDrat continues to cry.
Nil-Brains turns his anger at KenDrat ‘Pick up your things and get out of this house right now!! Dissappear!! I will never marry you!! I want nothing to do with you ever again!! You broke my marriage!!’ KenDrat shouts several times ‘it was already sunk!!’ and runs out crying.
Nil-Brains walks away to door and Dances and Angel are far enough that Dances asks Angel quietly if this was what he wanted. Angel says no, this is not what I wanted. I just did not want to keep this secret on Miss Vicky any longer.
Nil-Brains walks back and turns to Angel this time trying to put the blame on Angel, but Angel won’t have any of it, saying the only one to blame is Nil-Brains for not being faithful to his wife. Nil-Brains swings his arm but Dances steps in the middle again and separates them. Nil-Brains says it is not worth it to get his hands filthy (more than he has them now? Angel just looks at them like saying DITTO!!) Asks Dances to get KenDrat and her things out of this house yesterday.
Before he heads upstairs, and showing we should still give him some hairline hope for surviving the end, Dances asks Angel ‘are we alright?’ (as in ‘are you ok?’)
Nil-Brains is not done, turns around again and tells Angel that he doesn’t know how much it will cost him for what he did. Angel responds ‘I only do what is my duty, to protect Miss Vicky.’ Nil-Brains sarcastically says ‘so she will protect you. Nice trade. But it won’t be a good deal for you, I will see to that.’ (Angel just gives him a ‘you trash, I wish I could put my hands on you’ stare) Read more »
"The tiresome child is returned to us." I agree with Vivi, the rescue was worth it to see Enzo in his wet
t-shirt. Yowza that man's got a bod. If I were Chela I'd be pushing Temo in the well every time Enzo drives up.
She is just so stupid. I can't stand it. Doesn't it make you just want to shoot a taser at her? Your just sitting there reading
the paper minding your own business. She walks in and starts screeching and you hide the taser next to you and fire. ZZZZZttttt! She flops around on the floor
like a fish out of water. That would shut her pie hole for sure! I feel so much better now. - Connie
Gonzo is dead to me.
I want Barb to fall off a cliff. And take Dam & Cam with her.
I want to hit Esteve over the head with a Nerf bat.
If want to duct tape Gardenia's mouth shut.
I want Flor to get different glasses.
I want Curls & Sniffles to stop crying. --Doris
I want Guy Ecker to look at me with his ojos. I want Fernando Colunga to take me in his arms, embrace me and
whisper sweet nothings in my ear. I want William Levy to kiss me, over and over and then start over again." -- Newbie-One-Kanobe