Thursday, September 03, 2015

Lo Imperdonable #77, Wednesday 09/02/2015

In Case You Missed Last Night...
Marty, Vero, Maggie and Botel say their goodbyes at the door of the hotel. Vero tells Marty she loves that he is taking her on a trip for their honeymoon and thanks him for making her so happy. They kiss and Marty goes to get the car while Vero waits at the entrance. At the hospital AP tells Eleazar that if she had known who he was she wouldn't have told him all her troubles. He tells her that his intension was just to help her. Pablo sees them talking and watches them walk down the hallway with Gramps. He tells his mother that he needs to find out who that guy is. She tells him to concentrate on his recovery and how his life will change if he regains movement in his hand. Pablo says yes, but his life will change even more if he looses AP and it wouldn't matter if he could paint again or not.Read more »


Amores con trampa #112 and #113 9/2/15 Wednesday and 9/3/15 Thursday

Amores con trampa Capítulo #112 9/2/15

We start with the bellowing Facundo wanting to talk to Perpétua. She is not too happy with him having left Porfirio behind in San Bartolo el Chico. He wants to know if María is still angry with him. María sure is not only because of what he did to Beto but also he offended her with his accusations about Florencio. Facundo wants Perpétua to put in a good word for him with María. Nope.He then does a Carmen imitation begging her with the "por fa, por fa" routine. Perpétua tells him María has every right to feel like she does and covers her ears.

At the same time next door Isabel is doing her own "poor favor" begging at her bedroom door where Santiago is locked inside just stewing. He won't let her in. She doesn't know what she did.

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Amores con trampa: a message for the patio

This is a message for my fellow viewers on the patio. Your fellow viewer Jarifa is going to try her hand tonight as a "regular" (as compared to itinerant?) recapper, so to speak, by posting her own recap. After three years on the patio, I have decided to take the plunge. Sara has been instrumental in this decision by giving me the opportunity to try out recapping with this telenovela for which I am grateful. She has been a wonderful mentor. At this time I do not know when the recap will be up since it will be posted in its entirety. It could be tomorrow morning. I am not tech savvy at all so much of this posting "stuff" is new to me. I look forward to to seeing you all on the patio for tonight's episode.

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Lies, sex and videotape Lo Imperdonable #76 09/01/2015

Bullets cause it's been a long week!

  • Ana Perla continues to cry over Pablo, Pablo's mom tells her that her son had broken up with Mariana but that Mariana won't listen and continues to stalk Pablo.
  • Ana Perla and Pablo talk, he says they can still marry, hell, the hospital has a chapel and they can marry there but AP has a flash back to Manuel saying he would kill Pablo and tells him that she wants nothing more to do with him. Ummm, there's a simple solution to this: Send Manuel to prison!
  • Salma finds out that Maggie is Veronica's mother, later she learns from Jorge everything that Maggie went through and she feels like a jerk for saying awful things to Maggie, she vows to apologize.
  • Jorge asks Veronica to take the money he is offering, Vero says she's a partner in the goldmine, she still has the money he gave her when she married and she has an education, she can make a decent living and have a good life, but Jorge insists- she's his daughter and will get the portion she deserves, which leads to:
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Yo no Creo #36

Watching the ep now, will post recap when finished. It also occurs to me that I never did get around to doing a recap for ep #26 either, so I'll do that over Labor Day weekend. Use this space to discuss in the meantime.


Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Muchacha Italiana Viene A Casarse #6 Tues 9/1/15 Dear Diary

Pedro hears the neighbors saying that Tania jumped and wondering if it was because of the soccer player.  He remembers Tania saying that if he rejected her and the (fake) baby, she would die of sadness.  Fiorella looks around and sees him.  In a flash, Fidel has dragged Pedro back towards the car.  Diana finally arrives and Adela tries to keep her from looking.  Fiorella cries that Signorina Tania was so in love with Signore Pietro.  Across the street, Fidel comforts Pedro, saying [HISTORY ALERT!] he knows this reminds Pedro of his mother.  Fidel says he'll find out what's going on, but it's not good for the family or Eloisa to find out.  Diana finally approaches the body and says Tania's boyfriend must have rejected her again--she always wanted more and more from him. But he could never give her what she needed.  Fidel gives Pedro the car keys and insists he get out of there.  Fidel will stay in case someone needs help.  Fiorella cries that Pedro has a heart of stone. "How could he be so cruel to the woman who loved him?"

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Lo Imperdonable, Ep. 75, Monday, August 31, 2015: The Hero, the Reunion, and the Mouse That Roared

The optimists in Mina Escondida are betting that Manuel is a goner.  Uspín, however, is sure the mutt is going to live.  Mala hierba nunca muere, he says.  (Weeds never die.)

And it looks like he's right.   At the Hospital Ce_ter, Manny has regained consciousness.  He's weak, he's pale and he's full of hate.  He tells Ana Perla he'll only spare Pablo's life if she stays away from him forever.

Meanwhile Marty guides his motorcycle to the curb in front of the Disgusting Boys' hotel and pulls out his walkie-talkie.  Inside the building, Aarón leads Verónica to the room where Clemente has been keeping watch over Magdalena.  Vero rushes to her.  And now mother and daughter are both prisoners of the Disgusting Brothers!  Fortunately, Verónica's hair looks fabulous.
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Yo No Creo en los Hombres Lunes, 8/31/15 #35

Chapter 35: Seeds of Suspicion

Doris had just finished telling Ari off about his “girlfriend” and shoved him off just as Max arrived. He came to the neighborhood to talk to Maria Dolores, but she put him off. He saw what looked like a party. “It's very important, about a lifelong friend,” she said. He backed off, telling her he would see her later because it was very important. She turned back to Doris, who was crying.
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Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse #5, 8-31-15 Tania takes a trip and Pedro takes the Guilt or I'll fly Away!

Hey, everyone!  I’m going to try to be brief, but hopefully thorough.  Some scenes have been combined.

Pedro makes it clear to Tania that he is NOT pleased that she hired Fifi who is in the foreground busily mopping the floor.  How could she trust a perfect stranger in her home!Their situation is “delicate” and needs to be handled with absolute discretion!  Tania sends Fifi to tidy up her bedroom so she and Pedro can talk in private.

Fifi trots off happily enough but the privacy part is a fail as she blatantly listens just inside Tania’s bedroom as the discussion between Tania and Pedro ramps up.  Pedro is concerned that Tania has told Fifi too much about them and he doesn’t like it one little bit.  Tania thinks Fifi is sweet and charming and she needs her.  Noting Tania’s demeanor Pedro checks the liquor cabinet and then her breath and goes ballistic:  she’s drunk again!  Pedro lights into Tania for falling into the same vices again!  We’ve just met these two but any of y’all can fill in the blanks:  she feels hurt by his rejection of her and refusal to introduce her to the family.  She knows his family is conservative and she makes everything so hard by refusing to change!  Right now the family is at a difficult and important crossroads; the reading of the will!  Oh, that’s just an excuse!  It is not!  Tania thinks the reading of the will would be a perfect time for her to meet his family!
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Amores con trampa #110 and #111 8/31 and 9/1 Monday and Tuesday

I'm super pooped tonight and I've managed to hurt my my sleep. Typing seems to be making it worse. This is going to be pretty short, combined and crappy.

Rocio is in new clothes (I like it!) and is packing to leave. Santi helps with the suitcase. They begin the tearful goodbye. Rocio promises to always stay in touch. She's ready to go.

The twins waste water filling water balloons. Jacinto reminds them that they said at home they would conserve water. They remind him they are at school. They give him a good dosing.

Fac and La Pantera (RAWR) finalize the sale of her rancho. She asks him out for drinks.

Beto is in mope mode. He erased all of Rocio's pictures from his phone, but her memory is crystal clear in in mind.

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How can it be the end of August already? Anyway, here is your post for this week. Bajo is hot, hot, hot, the other novelas not so much but who knows what will happen this week. Enjoy the first week of September.


La Vecina-Highlights and discussion #50-#54 Aug. 31-Sept. 4

Poll results!

Favorite Male:
Total votes: 6
Antonio: 2 votes (33%)
Padre V: 1 vote (17%)
Simon: 2 votes (33%)
Bruno: 1 vote (17%)

Female Character:
Total votes: 5
Sara: 1 vote (20%)
Magda: 1 vote (20%)
Natalia: 1 vote (20%)
Marina: 2 votes (40%)

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¿Qué nos cuenta, Caray, Caray!?

Hola Carayites!

Last week on Caray, Caray!...

Oh, we are soooo out of the shadows.  Adios, La Sombra del Pasado and "Benvenuti!" Muchacha Italiana Viene A Casarse.

This week on Caray, Caray!...

Amores con Trampa  is coming to a close in late September, to be followed by Antes Muerta Que Lichita on September 22 (see below for more details).

Coverage continues for  Lo Imperdonable, and the team is welcoming a new recapper, AuntyAnn for Wednesdays.

Yo No Creo En Los Hombres and La Vecina round out the slate for Univision.  Talk about all things Telemundo (and more!) including Bajo El Mismo Cielo, El Señor de los Cielos 3, and Avenida Brasil here.

Here's the news we have about proximas...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

To: Desperately Seeking a Recapper. Keep The Faith, Wednesday, 8pm, Lo Imperdonable, Univision, From: Your New Recapper....

Hello everyone! Starting this Wednesday, September 2, there will be a new recapper to the blog. I, also known as AuntyAnn, will be joining the Lo Imperdonable team. Please be patient with me. This will be my first time recapping, but I promise to do my best. I do get off of work late, so I will most likely be posting the recap very late Wednesday, or overnight into Thursday.
Thanks everyone y Hasta Pronto!

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Lo Imperdonable #74 8/28/15 A Family Reunion

No Mauricio for you tonight.

 He’s taking a well-deserved day off and I appreciate the opportunity he has given me to try my hand at recapping after a rather long layoff,  so for tonight I’ll be your guide through this morass. Settle in, have a complimentary gin and tonic, and let’s spend an hour together as we enjoy watching other people suffer. I promise, no baby seals will be harmed.

What better way to begin than with Nanciyaga counseling and consoling Julio? Something for everyone. He’s fretting and regretting his strong feelings for Ana Perla. Nanci understands, she’s experiencing a similar situation with her patrón, Martín. He wants to forget her, but Nanci assures Julio that hope is like a weed growing by the river, it never dies, it thrives. Well whatever, Julio is pretty gloomy (agüítado) about the whole thing (how the heck does this bumpkin know a word like that?). Nevertheless, Nanciyaga ain’t giving up on her patrón. She’s gonna defy the stars (and presumably those pesky snails as well). “Patron belongs to me… only me.”

"Bippity Boppity Boo"

Ummm, OK, Nanci, as long as you have that machete, I’m not going to argue.

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Yo No Creo En Los Hombres #34

We start with where we left off yesterday, Isela making the moves on weak old man Claudio, Ivana making the biggest error of her life and Max and Jerry rushing to the Quernavaca house to save the day. At the same time, Alma is reassuring Maleny that she and Claudio will do whatever they can to get her and Max back together.

Now for the good stuff...

Ivana passes out at the pool’s edge and Ursela, Dan, and Arango just stand their staring at her while the doctor and the butler act as if they care. Dr Medina feels her pulse and says they need to get her to a hospital, Ursela dismisses the butler, and they all just stand there discussing what to do. Ursela is clearly in charge, she tells the doctor that they will do nothing to save her. In fact, Ursela rolls her over into the pool. Dr Medina shows us that he actually does have some ethics and jumps in to get her out. Right then, the butler comes running over to tell them that Jerry and Max have arrived. This puts Dan in a compromising situation, so in order to not look like the uncaring moneygrubbing husband that he is, he jumps into the pool too to help the doctor. Jerry and Max will save the day!!!
But wait, Arango runs out to the gate and tells Jerry and Max that they took Ivana to the hospital and quickly leaves with them.
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La Sombra del Pasado Vocabulary

These are all the vocabulary words, phrases, and dichos collected from all the Sombra recaps.  A big thanks to the team: Eli, HellaShelle, Sara, and Lila!

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Muchacha Italiana viene a casarse #4 8-28-15 Muchacha Italiana viene a seguirme!

Greetings!  Ciao, Muchacha Patio Peeps to my inaugural MIVAC recap!  Yaaay!  Let's hit it!

Giana has collapsed in the lobby of the hospital while Fiorella screams for help!    Adela and Ray, Benito’s parents and perhaps on the maintenance staff of the building where they live, are at the hospital having tended to Ray’s sprained foot and they witness this pitiable scene.  Adela intervenes with the cold receptionist and demands a Dr. be found to attend to Gianna right away!  They will pay the bill.  A Dr. and Nurse rush out with a stretcher and load Gianna on.  Adela encourages Fiorella to accompany her sister!

We zip across town where Pedro is on the phone with Eloisa, his Grandmother and long-suffering Matriarch.  She scolds Pedro about holding up the reading of the will.  She is inpatient to get it underway because she wants this pack of greedy hyenas out of her house.  Pedro informs Eloisa that her beloved grandson, Osvaldo, has complicated the negotiations with the Italians.  Ah, she always said Osvaldo was a good for nothing!  Pedro will take care of cleaning up Osvaldo’s mess and contact the law office to read the will the following day.  Good, because Eloisa doesn’t want those vultures hanging around her another day!

The vultures yip and yap at each other at the table.  Present are Federica, Osvaldo, Sonia, Gael and Roxanne.  Roxanne takes exception with Gael referring to the maid attending the table as Simoncita and wonders if he does this because he feels inferior.  Well, if she would come to his bed he would show her there’s nothing inferior about him!  Osvaldo wonders if Federica wants to tell them something about the inheritance. . .when Sergio sweeps in and sweetly flatters the blushing Simona, asking her to please heat his food.  Now it’s time for Sonia to complain about Sergio directing his seductive powers at a "mere" maid.  Sergio turns it back on her:  it’s not his fault that she chose the wrong man as her spouse.  Osvaldo thinks Sergio would put his energies to better use in getting Pedro to the ranch already so the will can be read.  Sergio shuts them up.  If not for Pedro, they wouldn’t be drinking fine French wine, but tap water, and thanks to Pedro, the family business is not bankrupt!   Salud!  The vultures can’t help but drink to that!
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Amores con Trampa #109 Aug 28 2015: Dona Tomasita is back from WHEREVER... and Pantera meets Facu and starts her 'vengeance'... Rocio says her goodbyes

Beto tells Rocio he is discouraged of her, tells her to go ahead and pack her bags and get outa Dodge.
San Bartolo:  Porfirio asks his former wife for explanations for her fleeing.  Facu wants to know too.  She claims it was because Porfirio was unfaithful to her.
Lo Nuevo:
Facu is in disbelief… he knows Porfirio… She says Humilde had told her all about the other woman in Porfirio’s life. THAT is why I left! Because you betrayed me!!! (Facu is in full waterworks mode).  …   … So apparently Facu’s mom had been tricked/deceived into thinking Porfirio had been unfaithful to her. Yada yada…
Santee… he is reminiscing on Facu as a neighbor… who would have known that a country farmer had more integrity than most… never passed invoice on the 40 million pesos Santee owed him. How could he get those high profits from the Japanese investors?? I will pay him… even if it’s the last thing I do in my life I will pay him.  
Back to San B… Facu has heard enough… he is really ansi so he gets Porfirio’s blessing and his  mom’s too… and gets out of the room.  Porfirio assures his ex wife that his son and his grandchildren are the most sacred thing he had in life… Swears that ‘that woman’ was not his lover. (Billy Jean??)  (I have a vision of Porfirio doing the moon dance with white gloves and silver shoes)…  Porfirio explains that he was visiting Lucia often at that time because she was dying and he was helping her to get her paperwork in order before she passed.  HE kept on visiting Lucia until she died.   (his former wife is finally getting a reality check)… Porfirio proudly questions how could he even think of putting his family and the only woman he ever loved and continues to l…. (cuts himself short) in jeopardy!!  She apologizes. She claims she was made to believe that the man she loved deeply had been unfaithful to her. Forgive me. Forgive me.   (he pulls her up to her feet and kisses her)…  Sweeeeet (and I never thought I would see Don Ignacio kissing anyone in the mouth)…
At Carmona hall… Diego convinces Maria to let him in all the way to Carmen’s room… Carmen whines to her mom that she should not have let Diego in all the way before alerting Carmen of his visit.  Maria tells Diego that Carmen has not been eating… Diego tells her ‘I know you are stubborn….. well… persistent!’  but you also have to eat.  Carmen insists that she has to study. An 8 is not enough for her anymore. She will get a 10 in every subject!   She wants them to leave her alone, she needs to study.   (she is taking selfies the second they leave and she shuts the door behind them… )
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Desperately Seeking a Recapper

Patio peeps, sadly we lost a recapper on the Imperdonable team so we have an open spot for Wednesday nights, I would continue to write the recaps myself but I'm committed to MIVC on the same night and can't do two recaps in one night, plus I also have my regular spot on Tuesday night's, that's three recaps in two days!

This is where you come in! If you would like to recap you can have the Wednesday night spot! We can't offer much in the way of compensation, but we might be able to throw in some gold, because Novela Maven knows a guy that knows a guy, some good company on the patio and the opportunity to have first dibs when the new Salinas/Colunga novela rolls in later this fall.

Oh yes, you heard that right. Salinas, and Colunga sharing the same space! You dear potential recapper have a shot of getting on that recapping team if you join us on the LI team.

Please let us know as we really, really,really need the help!

*Discalimer, we really can't offer gold but we do have Salinas and Colunga, which some would argue are better than gold, especially Colunga when he takes his shirt off!*

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Yo no Creo En Los Hombres, Cap 33, 08-27-15: In which Maleny is BSC and Ursula is colder than ice

Footsteps fall on the parquet floor, muffled only by the Persian rug the mystery man skirts in approaching the door. He opens it to reveal his lover, posed seductively, reclining on the sofa and waiting for him. She is not the mystery: he is. And he is…Ari. (Yes!) and he is clearly out of sorts. Upset about Doris, he strips and prepares to seek oblivion in the skinny arms of his lover…

But wait a minute, what about Max. He’s in his own bedroom and someone has strewn rose petals all over the bed. Who? And why?
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Lo Imperdonable, #73 (Televisa #74), Thursday, 08/27/15 How many times do the bad guys have to win??

I glossed over some of the useless chit chat and some of the scenes will be out of order. 

Emiliano is upset because Salma and Virginia don’t want Veronica getting any of Jorge’s money. Virginia thinks that Vero doesn’t need it, she already has a rich husband. Emi is upset to be reminded of Martin, yet again and Virginia is bothered by his reaction – is he still in luuv with Veronica, even if he proposed to her?
Emi insists that they should all accept Jorge’s decision and he feels completely disappointed with Virginia’s reaction.
They go back and forth on this several times, with Salma adding her piece of venom, too, until Emi decides to storm off, tired by the women's negative yapping. Virginia runs after him, leaving Salma  crying - boohooo - and here comes Nico to comfort her. He’s sure everything will be OK, they are such a great family and both Emi and Jorge adore her. Salma is worried because her fights with Jorge over Veronica have become even more heated then before. Nico gives her an awfully big and warm hug (Cougar alert), managing to relax her. She wants to go talk to Jorge but Nico tells her that he is already in a plane back to Mexico.

At the hospital in the city, Daniel tells Crescencio that Manuel will survive, but he still needs a long treatment and there is no saying how long it will be before he can move. Crescencio is determined to help his grandson no matter what.
Mariana overhears the prognosis on Manuel and later tells Daniel that she needs his help to move Pablo to another hospital.
Because of course that Pablo is in the same place and he needs an expensive operation to fix his hand. Mariana is more than willing to pay for it, even after Pablo reminds him that they’re not as close as they used to be. They see Crescencio and he sees them, too. They don’t speak, but nobody is happy with the reunion.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Muchacha italiana viene a casarse #3 Thursday 8/27/15 Volare Woe Woe

Sorry. I just have to link to a video of Domenico Modugno's performance of Volare on the Ed Sullivan show.

Heck, let's throw in Dean Martin for good measure.

Fiorella has accepted Vittorio Dragone's e-mail marriage proposal. Vittorio is over the moon! His whoops of joy are heard across the restaurant (La Dolce Vita by name) and Benito comes running. Vito is so happy! He's always wanted to marry an nice Italian girl! Benito suggests that Vittorio ask Fiorella to come to the clinic to meet him. Vittorio is confused by this, but Benito kindly explains that Vittorio will need to check himself into a botox clinic in order to look like the foto he sent to Fiorella. Benito thinks he should slow down, but the old man has already taken care of everything. And Benito called Vito a vetusto! HA! He's got a young bride winging her way to Mexico right now! Vito invites Benito to the wedding. He tells him to dress as a page and have expensive rings. Ok, I don't remember, did Benito say something in episodes 1 or 2 to the effect of "if this girl agrees to marry you I'll dress like an idiot at the wedding"?

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Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse #2 Wed 08/26/2015 Tania has a bad day

Hi patio peeps, I'm so happy to see so many old and new friends on the patio! Please feel free to join the discussion and if you can I'd love to see everyone pick a name for our discussions on the patio (aka, the comments section) it's always much nicer to call someone "Bob" instead of Anon, you know what I mean? Anyhoo, below you'll find your recap, I'm still trying to figure out the characters names so forgive me and correct me if you catch me making a mistake!

We start with Pedro who is a total kill joy! Tania wants to hang out and chill but Pedro tells her he came to Italy to work and he can't miss  his meetings, she wants them to grab dinner together but he tells her he has to think about it, all in all he's not all that nice to her and the seed of dislike starts to grow in this recapper.
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He's still not that into you Lo Imperdonable #72 08/26/2015

Hi peeps, you get me AGAIN! As always I encourage ready participation, I apologize for the quick recap but I have to work on another recap and can't spend too much time on either! I'm glad to report that i did not need beer to get through this episode, my liver is a happy liver!

We are going to the big city:

AP wants to go to Mexico to look after her brother and the OG, but Raymunda does not want her to go, the city is full of bad people, just look at what the outsiders have done in town. Blanca volunteers to go with AP but Raymunda is dead set against it. Ugh, she annoys me. Any way poor Pablo gets thrown under the bus, Raymunda says that poor Manuel was probably just defending himself from Pablo and that Pablo shot him and then ran away like a coward. Blanca tells her that Pablo was not the one who was always armed and looking for fights, but Manuel has always been a violent snot (I added that part in). Veronica and Marty are going to Mexico so that Veronica can get more information about her past from Jorge and offer to take AP with them.
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Yo No Creo En Los Hombres Capitulo 32- A fresh look of despair

(Some scenes were merged out of context)

MD comes in the garage to ask Orlando what happened with Isela. Orlando who has  the Virgin Mary Cross on him  at first denies but later admits that Isela got abused.  But out of a sudden a distant shadowy figure lurks  ready to spill her tongue  "My daughter was not abused, she slept with a guy from happiness".  Shocks and screams ensue from Orlando and MD only for the Heifer to repeat it again "She is just playing you for a prince while screwing the rich guy for fortune. You will see soon enough just how right I am !" . Orlando tells her to piss off and later he  does some smacks on the poor brick wall ( Will his cross soon transform him into  the Devil's incarnate?)

Ursula is assuring to Doc Medina ( The one taking care of Ivana. He refused to help Ursula out.) that he should help Ursula out just like Claudio has done  less Good Doc wants to stay without his job. Arango smirks at the situation and sips a drink.

Claudio now in the hospital does not agree with Dan taking away Ivana from medical care but stupid Alma thinks that Ivana will be just fine in Ursula's Hell Care.  They later take Leo home into his beautifully decorated room by Clara but organized by Max.  Leo is very happy at the sight. Claudio wants to thank Clara for caring so much. The family has a short term happy-time and we all know that is not a good sign.

MD calls Isela to inform her that Orlando did not fall for the lies ala everything is just fine. But MD still asks Isela if she has an affair with Claudio. We later see that conversation cut for no utter reason.  Now MD and Doris are discussing how to get rid of dirt on a dress all while Doris grabs a chocolate. Espy wonders what's up with Doris . MD just says that she is feeling bad about Ari .  MD also believes that Ari is cheating on Doris with Maly.

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