Saturday, March 08, 2014
Lo Que La Vida Me Robo #83- 3/7/14: 'Cause I Want It That Way
Ahoy Amguis. It is bright and sunny on the Patio today, but the storm clouds are gathering in the distance. There is a disturbance in the force, known as Pedro Medina, and as his machinations start to sprout and bear fruit, we on the Patio, have prepared that Bunker again. It will be nice and cozy when the time comes for its use. In the meantime, let us enjoy the soft breezes, tropical drinks and the wonderful company as you sit back and enjoy this little earworm that I have found for you. I am working on the recap and it should be up shortly. Please don't diss the recapper for the first earworm choice, cause well, I'm a fan ; ) I Want It That Way
Friday, March 07, 2014
Que Pobres tan Ricos # 44, MA falls deeper into his 'A-hole'-itis after Mati does another 'trick' on him and then can't remember the details.
Mini calls someone on phone. Out comes A-hole. She has to hang up and he asks who she was about ot call. You dear! … Mini says it was him and he sais it makes no sense she was calling him from patio to the house. A-hole looks at Mini’s belly… he says she looks like she is getting bigger… calls her ‘mi gordis’ and she hates that. Don’t you dare say I have a belly. Isela uses the opportunity to mock Mini some. Isela again squeezes A-hole’s cheeks as he takes his exit. Isela urges Mini to start using the ‘fake belly fillers’. And as she leaves, she mocks Mini again calling her ‘GORDIS!!’ (leaves laughing)
Lupita comes in to Mati’s room. Lupe had bought Mati some clean pj’s at the market. Mati loves them. They look so warm! Shouldn’t have. Lupe says no sweat. Would love to do more to make her feel comfortable. Mati swears God will compensate her some day.
Saul/MA out somewhere… Saul still miffed at MA for the ‘fideicomiso’ plan. MA says now more than ever I need that money urgently! (again gives his family as excuse to get the money any way he can).
The notary with bad hearing is reviewing the papers MA and Saul brought him. MA yells at the guy and only gets the guy more mad. The lawyer yells at them because the papers in the envelope seem some sketches from Gwendy or Perla instead of the papers MA meant to bring over… MA again blames it on Saul and his young brother ‘Leonardo’. (ah! So these sketches belonged to Leo?) MA and Saul mention that the papers were in the ‘bust’ of the grandpa and the lawyer takes that the wrong way and ends up kicking them out of the office. Don’t waste my time!! As Saul and MA leave, they argue again. MA tries to blame Saul and he bounces the potato back. They are yelling at each other. Saul is right in ranting that he has spent so much time with MA trying to help him out. MA says I can handle my issues ALONE!! Saul just leaves in a huff.
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Por Siempre Mi Amor 3/7/14 (Friday) #66
- Javier decides he needs to get rid of Este. That will kill two birds with one stone since it will destroy Andrea. Even Sonia seems appalled.
- Dan confronts Sonia and wants to know why she went to see Mari so much at Tita's and why she jumped the gun in introducing her to Don Gil. Sonia claims she was just looking after little bro.
- Art hires a
n ineptPI. Javier spots him almost immediately and confronts him (we have to wait until Monday to find out what happens.)
- Dan and Gil get into a huge fight. Dan is leaving the house and Gil is cutting off any financial support. This is good news to Sonia since it just means more $$$ for her.
- Gabi finds out about Almudena and Bruno wanting to adopt the kiddoes. She calls Bruno and bursts into tears as she congratulates him. Later she and Isa talk about mood swings. Isa asks Gaby what she will tell the baby about the daddy.
Thursday, March 6th, 2014-Por Siempre mi Amor Recap # 65- Oh, The Way We Were....
This is the first half of the episode- feel free to add any missing parts.
Lo Que La Vida Me Robo 82, 3/6/14--The Foundling's Tale--
Que Pobres Tan Ricos #43- 3/6/14: Money, Money, Money!
Hola Amiguis! Shall we begin? Here's an earworm for y'all to listen to as you read the recap:For The Love of Money.
AS is pithed the maitre de hotel wants her to pay the bill like toute de suite, in other words, now! She argues with the guy that she is high society and things are just not done this way, by Jove! Leo is right there with her and is worried that bill is sky high! Leo utters "Help Me Jesus"!
Mini has Adolfo on the phone and is trying to convince him to suelte la sopa (spill the soup) give up the goods. Well, Ahole has heard enough and wants the phone. He shoos Isela and Mini off. Mini does stay lurking to hear what is being said, close enough and not too far away. Adolfo wants that lana like yesterday. Ahole tells him it will take some time to gather the lana together. Adolfo wants 35 thousand dollars and not a penny less. If he doesn't come up with it soon, I think Adolfo says he'll want more. Ahole is pithed!
AS and Leo finally get the bill and it's a whopper. AS thought the champagne and caviar were the bennies, as in free, for this deluxe hotel to give out. Nopis! The Maitre de Hotel tells them they take payments in Dollars, Pesos or Euros, take your pick. AS says she will pay.
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Thursday, March 06, 2014
Breaking news:Dimitrio is a boy and has a back bone! Lo que la vida me Robo Wed March 5th.2013
- Josefina takes Graciela's advice and stands up to Tomas, she wants control of her money and dares him to take her credit cards, money and property, this was a bad idea because he kicks her out of the house and she ends up in Graciela's living room crying her little eyes out while Graciela throws insults her way, but what's this? Dimitrio stands up for her, oh my who knew he could grow a back bone? He tells his mother to STFU and stop with the insults, and informs her that his wife is going to be living there with him, although Graciela is not a happy camper. Later in the episode Dimitrio goes to talk to Tomas who tells him his intention is to return to Josefina all of her cash-as long as she agrees to leave with him to Mexico city and never come back to town, Dimitrio is a sad panda and almost looks like he could cry at the prospect of his wife going bye-bye. That same day, after he has an argument with Graciela, Dimitrio has the absolutely great idea of leaving with Josefina, he tells her to pack because they is leaving! Josefina talks him out of it (nooooooooo) and in the end they stay put, ooooh and did I forget to tell you folks that Graciela made Josefina clear the table like she was a maid? B*tch.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Qué Pobres, Weds 3/5/14 (#42): Team Recap!!!
Our wonderful readers/commenters posted all the bits and pieces, and I was able to add a few more things after watching the first half of the episode this morning. Here is what we came up with:
Mati refuses to go to the doctor even though MA tells her its best for her. Frida sides with Granny so Mati doesn't go to the doctor.
Madelaine, Anon, Martaivett, Jarifa, and Julie:
MA and Saul go to that construction company and meet another guy that has been doing some research on the deceased Mr. Trejo's old accounts.
The adviser told MA and Saul that the place in the Nopalera was NOT worth a million dollars, but there is a fideicomiso (trust fund) of a million dollars (not pesos) for the OWNER of the property when he finishes paying it off. MA wants to get hold of documents that prove he is the owner by having Granny Mati deed the place over to him, thus cutting off the Menchacas - which Saul is telling him is wrong and unethical (just like Alejo).
The lawyer/notary clearly said the property would belong to the 'owner' once he finished paying for it so it clearly is pointing to Don Chuy.
ALSO: He says that there are two halves of the trust fund document. He's got one half, and the owner of the property will have to present the other half along with the property deed in order to claim it.
There is ALSO a "clause," but he can't tell them about that until they bring the deed AND the other half of the trust document (and maybe something more, I dunno).
Saul tells MA that if he were going to pull a fast one on the Menchacas he would be just like his cousin Alejo; it would not be ethical; it would result in legal problems and he (Saul) would not help him.
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Por Siempre Mi Amor #64- 3-5-14- Who Let The Dogs Out?
De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero - Synopsis
Natalia and Diego meet during a festival of Tuxpan Veracruz fishermen, where Natalia will be crowned queen. Love springs forth from the first instant in which they see each other. Both are completely ignorant about who each is, which is no obstacle when beginning their romance.
For this reason Natalia doesn’t learn that Diego has a twin brother, Rodrigo, who has competed all his life with him. He, when learning about his brother’s new romance, has no qualms about impersonating him. And, the night of Natalia’s coronation he shows up as his brother, Diego.
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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Que Pobres Mas Ricos # 41, Mini finds MA and vows to get him back. Grandma Mati found. A-hole makes a generous offer to AS, she lies: La Condesa supports us. Lupe and MA have another cute scene alone.
Lo Nuevo: not sure I liked that Lupe put the ‘Mati lost’ situation as excuse to send Nepo off for the nite.
Tato and Frida, she accepted his ride after all. She is honest to him that he is all ‘pose’ and no backbone. He forces a kiss on her, and gets a slap back. (good for you Frida!!) She leaves, he laughs it off.
Here is Maca!! Again at restaurant with AS and Leo spending money, Maca wants Escargot (fuchi!), AS mentions that it is the best in Mex, even Dionisio, the God of wine, would approve of the selection. LOL!
Isela and Mini… Isela is getting a massage, nagging at Mini, saying 'if it weren't for these moments, I would have given you up for adoption right off the bat', says that Mini stresses her out. Tato calls Mini’s cell. Tells her he knows the area where Frida lives but not the exact address (Mini gets mad, hangs up on him.) Mini asks Isela if she remembers of any property the RP had at San Angel. Isela says she remembers that is where the old house of Don Aure/Dona Mati’s was. Isela asks Mini what are you up to now? Mini says I know ‘mi cuento’(my story). Isela asks what will we tell A-hole now? Mini: you’ll come up with something.
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Lo que la vida me robó, ep. 80, Tues., March 4, 2014: Love in the Time of Cannabis
Por Siempre Mi Amor #63- 3/4/14- Busted!
Por Siempre Mi Amor #62 US 3/3/2014 - Just A Few Speedbumps on the Road to Sonia's Pot of Gold
Hang in there. Spring will be here soon and Summer's on it's way!
Tita and Osvi and Fabricio and Sonia are invited to dinner at Arturo's. Mari tries to break things off with Dan.
Daniel doesn't want to lose Mari. He can't believe she wants to call it quits at the first problem. Mari doesn't think a father and son falling out is a small problem, plus she's scared of Gilberto. On top of this Mari thinks there's a chance that Gil may decide to disown Dan because of her. Dan doesn't think that will happen and if it does, he'll teach English for a living. He asks Mari to give it time because he's sure his father will come around. Dan is in love with her. He'd do anything for her. They kiss.
Ozvi visits Fabrico at his office. Osvi is pleased that his sons are getting along so well. He wants to know if Fabricio has decided about taking the de la Riva name? Fab still isn't sure it's necessary since he already has a last name. Osvi wants to make amends for past mistakes. It was destiny that brought them together and the de la Riva name is his birthright. Osvi says, "You don't have to do anything you don't want to." Fabricio finally agrees and calls Oz "papa". Ozvi looks very pleased. Now all he needs is a big hug from his younger son. They embrace.
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Monday, March 03, 2014
Qué Pobres, Lunes 3/3/14 (#40): I'll Take "Things That Are Lost" for 300,000 Pesos, Alex
What is "the wind in Ahole's sails"?
What is "Perla's fee for Granny-sitting"?
And the Daily Double... What is "Nepo's will to live"?
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Lo Que la Vida Me Robó Lunes 3/3/14 #79
TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: LA IMPOSTORA, week of March 3, 2014
TELEMUNDO Y MÁS: THE FRONT PAGE -- Avenida Brasil, En Otra Piel, Camelia la Texana, et cetera, week of March 3, 2014
Saturday, March 01, 2014
Lo que la vida me robo, Cap 78, 2-28-14—A bunch of idiot men.
Lo siento, it has been a VERRRRRRY busy week for me, plus now I discover my internet connection is indifferent to my needs and continuously conks out. I hope I can get it all sorted out. In the meantime, discuss amongst yourselves!
As I see it is almost time for the next episode (lo siento!!!!) I am going to do screencaps and an overview of the episode. It has been a busy week, and now I'm fighting a cold. I am wallowing in my whining. ;)
EPISODE IN SCREENCAPS, ABBREVIATED. (PUT A FORK IN IT, IT IS DONE!)
Mentir Para Vivir #101 -- Free At Last!, Free At Last! (El Fin)
Parte 1: The Great Escape
Lo del Pasado:
Oriana realizes this “vacation” is a trap Jose Luis set to kidnap her and Alina. She’s seen locks on the windows and JL has demanded her cell phone which he’s now destroyed. Lina had to leave her “guard dog” home and is outside exploring. JL has gone out to get the rest of the luggage.
Lo Del Nuevo:
Back in Hermosillo at the Blue Bayou Bachin’-it Bungalow, Ric is whining to Piero that he is dying to hear something from 2nes to make sure she’s okay. Piero suggests that they use the GPS data and drive that night to wherever she and JL have stopped for the night. They can park off aways and hang around in case there’s an emergency or something. Suddenly Ric gets a call from her using the emergency cell she snuck along in her purse. She’s frantic and tells him she’s sorry she ever decided to go with Jose Luis. “—It’s a trap! She hears JL’s footsteps. “--I have to hang up!” “—Did he do something to you?” Click. She hides the phone just as JL re-enters the room. He’s irked cuz she didn’t answer him right off. “—I suppose you brought the CD with you. (Like did he ask her to or something?) When she tells him she didn’t think to he accuses her of giving it to Homero and gets physical. She denies that and insists that she forgot it, period and breaks loose of him. He tells her not to play games with him; that she left it home on purpose. (Like she really thought she was supposed to keep it taped to her body 24/7 or something?) “—Who’d you give it to? Your ‘grandma’, that Ricardo? Who in Hell’d you give it to? ANSWER ME!!” Slap!!
JL has knocked Ori down and she’s flailing on the couch just as Lina races back in to witness the beating. She races back out again, screaming for some adult to help them. (Sorry, kid, but all the adults were probably paid off to leave.) JL races after the kid and stops at the doorway, turning around to take a last look over at Oriana and spew a mouthful of blame at her. However, she has a big surprise for Psycho Spouse: a whopper of a whang-bang in the face with the handy tool-shed shovel [pala] one always keeps inside a vacation cottage in the wilds of Mexico. Out she races on tippy toes, careful not to catch her CMF spikey boot heels in the mud, to fetch the still uselessly screaming Lina, dumping her into the backseat of JL’s Beamer. “—We’re leaving. Don’t forget your seatbelt!” Keys in hand, Ori and Lina drive off in the Beamer back down the rough, rocky one lane back road they’d used to get there.
The guys pull up in Ric’s silver Mercedes, meanwhile, and Ric pulls a gun when he sees JL’s white Beamer pull up. He cocks it just as the Beamer stops and 2nes jumps out of the car to explain what’s just happened.
Back in Hermosillo, Cesar is visiting his mother, Mathilde, at the prison. She asks him what’s going on with her case. She knows that Escalona testified she didn’t know a thing about the money-laundering but she’s still stuck in jail. Cesar explains that it will take time for the investigation to finish. She’ll have to be patient and may be stuck in there a while longer.
Mad Hilde doesn’t like having to mix with the masses and tells Cesar to scream at the judge and bribe him to get her the heck owdathere! The buggy, stinking mattresses and buggy, stinking prisoners are too degrading for somebody like her! Unless this is his way of taking it out on her. Is it, she asks? Cesar shakes his head in disbelief. She continues making up her own version of why things are going so slowly: Ruben is purposely taking his time with the lawyer…blah, blah, blah…. Cesar tells her she’ll never change. She’s sick, wicked and hasn’t seen the light. Her pushiness, her arrogance and snobbery—her willingness to trample over everybody, including the law, are what got her stuck in jail in the first place. She scolds him for talking to her so disrespectfully. He gets up to leave. “—I’d better go.” She apologizes for getting on his case, but he walks off and leaves her crying.
Later that day at Paloma’s, Snoops and Michael listen to 2nes’s horror story. Snoops assures them all that if JL is dead, they’ll claim righteous/legitimate/lawful defensive action. Ric gives Snoops the copied CD and he hands it off to Mike to hand deliver it to the MI labs via private plane. (I swear it’s like fingernails on a chalkboard calling a Spanish speaking male with an English moniker!) She won’t spend a day in jail, Piero promises. The nightmare is over, Homero declares. With more reason than ever she has earned the right to the name Ines Valdivia. However, she still has to give her statement to the police. Nope. She won’t step foot into another jail cell ever. Ric and New-nes smile at one another
Gadget and Manolo take a few uniforms with them to pick up JL’s body. Ooops! The body’s not there. Manolo points out there’s only a puddle of blood where his body should have been. They check the grounds, but get bupkis. As the lot of them head over to give their statement, Manolo calls Snoops who tells the others. No trace of JL anywhere.
JL has been hiding in the woods with his trash baggy of dinero. He flags down a pick-up truck in the rain along the back road, claiming he was assaulted and needs a ride into town. The driver says fine, get in. JL starts to get into the driver’s side but pulls his gun and shoots the driver dead instead. He dumps the body and takes off.
The next day in Hermosillo, Homero calls Orines to check on her. Still no word, but the good news is there’s no dead body either. She’ll be free to come and go in a few days, but until he turns up they’ll need to be extremely careful, he warns her. No problem. Ric’s doubled the security.
As for JL, he must have run out of gas or the truck gave up the ghost. He’s got a rag around his wounded head and is resting on a hillside, calling Patrick for help. Patrick won’t give him the time of day now, tho’, cuz JL supposedly gave his CD to Homero de la Garza and they gave a tip off [dar el pitazo a – lit. whistled to] to Interpol who gave it to them (I think). The mobsters have got to grab their things and run like rats in the night, and it’s all his damned fault, he snarls back at him. JL begs for his help, but Patrick tells him to let his “grandmother” help him! “—I hope you die like the dog you are!” Click!
~~End Parte 1~~
Up in Smoke!
Lucina, Ori and Raquel go back to the clinic a few days later. The baby is in fact JL's. So much for condoms…..Raqi worries about who’s going to care for her baby since its daddy is lost or dead. Lucina says she will, of course! Raqi warns her what an expensive pain it will be, but Ori says they’re a blessing and she’ll realize it soon enough. "--BTW, I am preggers also! So, now the baby will have all sorts of half-brothers and sisters to grow up with." Happy, happy, joy, joy!
Months later…..Ric experiences the joys of giving birth vicariously as he coaches 2nes through the birth of little Mariano. More happy, happy, joy, joy!
Six months later after that…..Raqi has realized how much she loves motherhood. Lucina asks her to consider having a dual baptism. Still no word from JL and they’re certain he’s dead or left the country. Raqi is no longer in love with the brut, either.
Ric comes to tell Paloma that the baptism is the following weekend and that Piero will be Mariano’s padrino [godfather]. Also, his divorce is final and he and New-nes will be getting married at the same time. They are going to want to live in their own house, however. Paloma is bummed and offers them her house.
Outside, on the grounds, Leonardo tells Fabiola that he’s taken a job doing portraits; it’s not his thing, but at least it pays well. They’ll be getting married, but she wants to wait till she gets her veterinarian degree. He wants it sooner cuz he wants to sleep with her already, but she’s worried he’ll become infected. He suggests they see a specialist about the precautions they’ll have to take. (Good luck with that.) Okidok. She’s satisfied. They will get married soon then.
That night a bum in a dirty raincoat with oily long hair and beard shleps along the stairs to Fort Falcon. He’s stopped by a security guard holding a gun to the back of his head. “—I knew you’d return! Patrick sends his greetings!” Why, it’s JL and he does a quick number on the guerrero and kills him. He then enters the house, garbage bag in hand, and stares at the dusty picture of him and his family at the fair.
The next day, Oriana and Alina come to invite Raqi and Lucina to the wedding/baptism combo affair. Raqi wonders if she really should go. She was such a rotten friend there for a while. Raqi is definitely wanted there, says Ori, and she's definitely invited to the thing--and no, no hard feelings, blah, blah, blah….. She thought Raqi might want to have a dual baptism with little Lucia while they're at it. Raqi can’t believe she’d be so nice to her after the rotten way she treated her. Not a problem. All forgotten. In fact, Ori feels she’s going to be forever in their debt for all they did for her! (You can say that again! Cha-ching!!) Raqi nods okay.
One week later…..
The wedding/baptism combo affair takes place (and Viewerville has to do a double-take). Is that a bikini or a wedding dress? It’s a totally backless wedding dress, tied on with tiny spaghetti straps at the neck and the back; it’s tea-length with that crazy dippy back duck-tailed hem so popular now—and expensive and chic as all get out. Ori’s got only a jeweled ribbon as a headband for the non-existent “veil”. It’s got a lacy trim at the bottom which goes around the entire hem of the short skirt and the train.
The two babies are baptized afterwards. We’ve all got more happy, happy, joy, joy than they—or Viewerville—could ever imagine or hope for. That is, more than wacky, wigged-out JL, who is outside the walls of the church, torturing himself by being there as the happy couple and the guests exit en mass (pardon the pun) should hope for.
Sometime later, JL decides to bury his bag o’ dough. Dunno where or when, just that it’s also during the small high school celebration party that Piero, Paloma, Ruben and Fidelia, Ric and 2nes are having for Sebastian. Hugs all around. Seb calls Piero "Papa". Leo and Fabi show up for the little backyard reception with smiles on their faces. Leo doesn’t seem to have any more problems with Seb. Fabi gives him their gift. Seb apologizes for the grief he caused her. She’s not holding any grudges. (Whoooeee! That’s a relief.)
At the same time, Mad Hilde finally gets out of prison. Cesar is there waiting for her. He’ll take her anywhere she wants to go, but she has to tell him she really hasn’t got any place to live now. Can she live with him? Nope! But she’s changed. Really she has. Nobody changes completely, he tells her, and he’s not about to go through what he did before. So, he’ll take her to some hotel. Sorry, but she’s got no money for a hotel. Cesar takes out a check from Paloma that he says is more than sufficient to find her an apartment with and to live comfortably. “--Very generous, and a very subtle way of getting rid of me.” (Yes, exactly—and not for the first time, shall we add?) Cesar says she was only thinking of what she might need and not to take it badly. Ok. “—Taxi!” (He decides to call her a taxi after offering to take her in his own car?) She asks about Ruben and finds out he married Fi. “—See ya ‘round.” He leaves her there. She gets into the taxi, realizes she’s been abandoned, and cries her heart out as it takes her away.
Back at Paloma’s, Ric and 2nes are getting ready to take a drive somewhere. He tells her he’s buying the manse next door for them to live in happily ever after. What a great compromise!
Outside the grounds of Paloma’s manse, no security is visible. Ric crosses the quiet street to put the stroller into the trunk of his car. JL is a block or so away in another car, hiding and watching for him. Suddenly Ric is accosted by Jose Luis who is pointing a pistol at his chest. “—You’re going to die now. You took away everything that gave my life meaning: my love, and my daughter, the light of my eyes, and you’re going to die for that! Because, you don’t deserve to live.” Ric tells him that he might kill him with a bullet, but JL is already dead. Yeah, his life no longer has any meaning, but he didn’t cause that. Jose Luis did it to himself! He lost it all because of his ambition and his blindness. "--When I found them they were no longer yours. You’d already lost them!” JL cocks the pistol.
Oriana crosses the street and walks in front of her husband—er…the new one, Ric. “—If you shoot him, you’ll have to shoot me as well!” JL looks at her in horror. She challenges him to shoot—if he’s got the courage to. He can’t really think he’d recover their lost love, but go ahead and try. Just know that whatever happens, the love she and Ric share will be endless. Apparently he does have the courage to. The gun goes off. Jose Luis stands there with the pistol still in hand, his face showing the recognition of his hopelessness, his total loss of family and fortune and his fatigue after two years of trying to retrieve it.
Ori’s horrified—as is all of Viewerville—to see that Ric’s got a wound the size of DF in his chest and is bleeding and unconscious. He moves to shoot her dead also. She looks up at him. He sheds a tear, walks away into the middle of the street, suddenly turns and aims. Just as he cocks the pistol for a second shot, he’s hit by a racing truck that appears out of nowhere! Whap-thap!!! A couple of blocks away, the driver of the truck stops and dials his cell. “—Patrick. “—All set. The Fox is now dropped.”
That night at the hospital, the doctor shakes his head in doubt that Ric will survive. Paloma and 2nes look on at the comatose Ric and weep.
Months afterward, Leo arrives back at Snoop Mansion after a trip to the police station and tells Fabi and Grandpa Snoops that the police finally located Antonio’s corpse; and the bullet he was shot with matches the one found in Homero’s driver’s body. So, that proves JL did the deed to both sorry suckers, he says. Any news about Falcon? "--He’s a paraplegic now."
Raqi visits JL in prison at his request. Why did you want to see me, she asks, after remarking how bad off he looks (i.e., in the wheelchair, with his ratty hair and even rattier beard). He was hoping she’d bring him his daughter…er…their daughter. “—And who told you she was yours?” He’d supposed it was after all the times she’d sworn it was his. "--And you always swore it wasn’t!" Could have been her lying and that she only wanted his money, she adds. You cannot be that cruel, he says pitifully. (Yes she can!) "--Who’s accusing whom of being cruel?" After all the crap he pulled and all the hurt he caused he doesn’t deserve to know sh!t, she tells him. "--Why bother?" Well, he thought that after losing the other family he might still have this one to claim and he’d give the baby girl his cash. It was enough to secure her future with. Raquel swears she will never tell him one way or the other. She doesn’t give a damn about his dinero either! Ditto for the little girl. "--She doesn’t deserve to know she has a man like you for a father." Raqi turns on her heel and walks off. Bye! “--Won’t you even tell me if she’s mine?” “--Nope. You don’t deserve to ever know.”
Across town, Jackie gets a call from Ruben telling her that the manse she’s given over to the Holy Mariano?? Foundation is going well. Suddenly the workmen call him over. They’ve just dug up JL’s bag o’ bills! Halelujah! Manna from Mariano in Heaven above!!
Paloma and 2nes the New-nes are discussing their and Ric’s bad fortunes. Pain is a fact of life. We just have to find new reasons to go on living. Too bad a bout Ricardo. What a happy life they’d have had. So many dreams! So many lies she’d thought she had had to continue to live with to survive. Paloma is hopeful that even Ric’s trauma can be overcome some day soon with Dios’s help. “--Ricardo cannot continue like this, Abuela!”
Back at the hospital Ric suddenly opens his eyes.
Over at the prison, in his drab brick cell, JL realizes his family photo has gone missing and starts yelling wildly for it. Another prisoner/guard?? has it and sets fire to it with a match, and then throws it back into JL’s cell. He whimpers as he watches the photo, just like his life has, go up in smoke.
Sometime later, a fully recovered Ric and the New-nes are alone for a second honeymoon (note the white linen shirts and skirt) on a beautiful coast somewhere. Blue skies, fluffy clouds, interesting black pelican flying? He loves her and will till the end of time. She, for her part, is reborn. Oriana is dead and Ines Valdivia is newly reborn. She has the whole world ahead of her. Such a huge lie as the one she had to hide by is far in the distant past. She no longer—they no longer—have to lie in order to live….. They kiss and cuddle.
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