Saturday, July 13, 2013
Corazon Indomable #45, 7/12/2013: Breaking News: El casino de la Isla has been robbed! (And we now get to hear about it and its aftermath from 5 different viewpoints!)
One thing that has been bothering me about not telling Don Ale about his daughter. They aren't telling him because his health is precarious, but it will always be precarious until it eventually kills him. So do they never plan to tell him?
Another TN rule, if kidnapping is mentioned, then it will be so.
There's a lot of us agreeing with you on the stupidity of keeping this secret from Don Ale. But my guess is that as dramatic impact, he's going to find out right before we lose him. Note the fact how much weaker he is getting every day. Again....stupid.
I have to admit that I was getting bored at times last night so kept switching to the Indians game to check the score. Missed the Luciafer being preggers again. What's with all these babies in the plot. Gees....
Carvivlie - at least it looks like the BIG REVEAL will happen on Monday.
And how nonchalant was the announcement about Luciafer's 2nd baby on the way? They skipped right over the fainting and nausea and went straight to announcing her pregnancy! How much time has passed since baby #1 was born anyway?
I am looking forward to what appears to be the "big reveal" on Monday...I hope we are not disappointed!
I really don't know what is MC still waiting for to tell the truth.
Just tell it to him already, don't you see his health just getting worse not better?
DA with the baby was adorable.
I don't think this is the longest where the baby hadn't had name in a TN. Do you remember PdG? It is still weird though.
They keep throwing new characters at us, as if new characters equal plot. Now we have Doris' friend too. Don't our two fly boys have enough women to worry about. Now Tav has MC/MA, Raiza, new blonde casino girl, and Doris. He can't even handle one woman (with three personalities)! Ed has multiple flight attendants and Aracely (major fail for him). And now he has a girl still in pigtails after him.
We also have a new character in the Arab posse-- the guy who spoke with Mohamed about the Karim situation-- and the threat of yet another new character in the form of Karim's brother. If he can get Karim under control, then I'm all for him showing up.
MA selling those jewels is a bad idea. It will make it harder to prove that she had nothing to do with Karim, and wasn't his "secret lover." In any case, there is no way that the sale of one set of jewels will give her enough money to be able to buy a casino that can afford to lose over half a million in one night. I'm scratching my head over this plan.
How is doing this easier than showing Don Ale the smoking gun check, and just making up an excuse for how she got her hands on it? Why not simply say "I have to protect my sources and can't reveal them" and be done with it?
Has Teo been the one robbing the winners all along or did he rob this one because he knew it was a set-up?
Thanks CeCe for the recap. I didn't catch the conversation with Karim's guys either. I'm sure that it will hash out over the next couple of episodes.
I was also baffled that MC would think that the jewels would be worth anything close to the price of the casino. Maybe she's saved up more than we know. Will she take them the Mexico City to sell?
I can't imagine what it is like to be as sick as Don Ale appears to be and knowing you don't have much longer to live. I would rather be surprised by my death, I guess.
I cant help but think of how his suit matches the furniture and décor of the hotel room…hmmm
This kind of thing always distracts me.
(wait really…is he imaging a different person)
Agree! He doesn't look any more disheveled than he did when this all started.
Several questions because I'm slow:
1. I'm a little confused by the Simona thing. Maybe I missed something, but after Luciafer sniped about her being ugly, $imona went to the detective and implicated Luciafer. Now she's at the ranch making nice? Is this just a ruse to gather info?
2. The jeweler told MC/MA that she would have to have papers proving her ownership of the jewels in order to sell them. So QTH does she plan to do? Just hand DA the jewels and say "here's my counter offer."?
IRT Karim. I got the impression that things are going to pot in his emirate and his bro (Ramses...great name) is ready to take over. I have no idea where this is going. If it weren't for the jewels and the plot Mohammed cooked up I would assume this was a way to get rid of a character...but there are too many loose ends with Karim, so maybe it's just a temporary absence.
Welcome back, Cathyx!
Why are you all asking logical questions?
I'm not a huge fan of bringing in tons of characters either...but I'm loving Doris. :-)
Sounds like important decisions are still being withheld, secrets kept for no discernible reason, and babies busting out all over. Welcome to frustrating fertile valley.
Hope we get some truth telling for poor Don Ale soon. He needs to depart this mortal coil in peace.
dear, you don't know what you are getting into!]
Filler or no filler, I loved every minute of it. I would never switch
channels for something else, no, not for even a minute.
The necklace is worth a hefty sum,
but a downpayment on a casino? I think that the writers must have been up to late at night and had a little to much tequila to come up with that one.
Is it the casino only or the casino and the whole ship?
My vote is if Karim does go back to his country, it will be just for a short time. He's obsessed with Maricruz, he won't leave for long. I think that somewhere down the line there might be a confrontation between Karim and Oblivio. Oblivio left Maricruz and he might have to fight to get her back. He's going to have to really prove himself this next time as Maricrus is much wiser and no push over now.
I can't remember which one but it seems there was a recent TN where a baby never got a name!
Happy to see Karim forced off the screen, at least for a while.
I don't ask for much in life--just a name for MiniCruz and for Don Ale to know he has a real daughter and granddaughter. MariAle needs to enjoy them while she can, then worry about her vengeance later on.
I swear that MC better confess her true identity to Don Ale soon or she'll never get the chance and then there'll be hell to pay trying to prove DNA, that the letters are really hers and all the rest of it. As for the jewelry, I am sure somebody will know a good fence who can break it into pieces and get more out of each gem or something.
Personally, I am so over Karim and cannot wait till he finds out he had to have been tricked by Mohammed. We all know MariAle was with Daddy and Minicruz that time of the day.
As for Doris, whatever she has in mind I have two words for her: Maria Alejandra! MC will not stand by and let Doris continue to paw "her property" cuz she still loves him despite her need for vengeance.
Also, thanks to all the recappers this week, LatinaInMD, Jardinera, Eli and La Paloma as well. I wish I was able to tell you each personally during the week how much I appreciate the work you do for all of our entertainment.
CeCe, that was an "interesting looking" delivery of flowers. A couple rows of planted tulips (?). MC/MA had earlier told Karim she would prefer a simple bouquet of flowers rather than expensive jewelry. I guess he decided to go with both.
Could someone remind me again why Carola felt she needed to hire Teobaldo back again at triple his salary? I don't remember. I know she is one of the "bad guys", but the way Teo keeps appearing in her office to taunt and gloat--she definitely should fire his now more expensive a$$ (again).
Gosh, MC/MA was wearing me out when she kept haranguing Don Ale about staying with her so she could care for him. I can imagine how he must have felt! And where the heck is his oxygen? I think he could use it.
I, of course, agree with all the others that secret of MC/MA as Don Ale's daughter is long overdue to be revealed. It is ridiculous that DA is going to be safer not knowing than knowing. The only suspense-- is he going to know before he dies? And, if he does find out, we viewers are being deprived of enjoying his happiness for more than a few brief scenes. I'm annoyed.
Though I don't particularly like Raisa, I am finding her a more interesting character as time goes on. Though I know she wants a rich man, it seems she is driven more by insecurity than greed. I think she is afraid for her future and wants it assured. She seems quite loyal to her sister but her sister also told her she would always care for her. Also, several times she has made overtures to MA, thinking they were alike in what they wanted. She actually seems like someone who needs a good friend.
LoriLoo, "La Flor del Sofa". I had to LOL when I read this…I love to plant myself ("plantarme") on the sofa after a long day! And, I love your picture of the "sofa supervisor".
Vivi - ITA with everything you said...but i think i am going to stop trying to impose any kind of logic onto this TN.
Sara...I was confused at Simona's sudden need to make peace with Lucia. Doesn't make sense to me but maybe she wants to stay on Lucia's good side so that she kind be an insider...that or she really has no friends.
LaPaloma: I dont know what i find Karim so entertaining. His antics and over the top personality makes me chuckle every time...maybe its cause I cannot take the character seriously.
I'm to the FF point with the Karim plot. I'm so tired of it (and the goofy "Arabian" music they play in the background), I kind of expected it to be a little more comedic w/Carlos de Mota, but IMO it's just too much, and I don't like the character like I thought I would.
Cece and Sara, I too hope that Simona is befriending Lucia to try to get more info. She seems intelligent enough, and is brave enough to tell Lucia she still thinks what she did was wrong. I think she (and Ester, and maybe Miguel?) will be the key to the right people finding out the truth.
I totally agree with jenbeizai about Lucia's pregnancy and the offhand way it was announced. I'm half wondering if it isn't a faux-pregnancy engineered by Lucia to get Miguel to show more interest in her, since we don't know how "official" things have been confirmed... that would open things up for a strap-on belly and baby-kidnapping (a la Amorcito Corazon).
By the way, I'm going to need a little more Jose Antonio time if I'm going to stick with this one. He needs to be around for Solita and Mini-Sol (actually, I think it will be a boy named after Abuelo) when Solita turns mayor de edad!
Miguel has actually been looking more disheveled. He's not shaving, his hair is askew, and his shirts are untucked. They must have made that 2nd baby before he found out she is a murderer, considering that he can't stand to be with her in the same room for more than two minutes now.
As for Teo being El Zorillo. They are still trying to keep it a mystery because he told MA he only pretended to be el Zorillo to get that check. That might really be true. I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Jardinera/jenbeizaie - yes, Monday better be the reveal as I am bored with this poorly developed plot of keep info away from a dying man.
@Gringo - the purchase is only of the casino, not the boat. If you recall, in an earlier episode Karim had his sidekick investigate whether the boat was leased and later he threatened Carola with buying out the lease and closing up the casino if she didn't do as he wished with respect to MariAle.
So Lucia is already pregnant again?
She really doesn't seem to be one of the large family motherly types. I would have thought that she would be one to direct all her motherly efforts and aspirations on one child.
I also don't think Teo is el Zorrillo and stole the check specifically to help Maricruz.
Suggestions of things to do for Maricruz:
1 Tell your daddy who you are
2 Get the poor guy a wheelchair (He has a private Learjet but not a Rascal™?)
3 Name your daughter
4 Go be with Solita until she delivers...she needs you there
5 Reveal yourself to Octavio and work things out one way or another
6 Give that necklace back to Karim to save you both from embarrassment and further misunderstanding
7 Show don Alejandro that check
8 Quit meddling in Araceli's life
So happy to see Squeaky (LQNPA) again.
As for "what kind of daughter is Mari"....she is a 19 year old wild child who was raised in a shack by an old dude and a monkey and just started wearing shoes kind of daughter. This girl may have had some tutoring in walking in high heels, applying eye liner, and picking out jewel tone evening gowns , but she is not very mature , compassionate, or worldly wise despite the writers wanting us to see her as a sophisticated woman who is now large and in charge., and on a mission to....I am not sure what ...hurt those who hurt her, get the casino , buy more colorful frocks ???? Like many more civilized 19 year olds , it is all about me.me.me. I want revenge...I want the casino...Baby and dad will have to stand in line for attention and Solita seems to be completely off Mari's radar. I am pretty tired of Mari at this point, could not care less about Oblivio, and feel bad for Baby , Don Dad, and poor Solita who has only 2 friends at this time...Tobias and the monkey who does not get much screen time lately.
Mari...for everyone's sake, especially your own, read Carlos's to-do list and start to address those issues.
Fortunately, the class I teach in the morning is in an air-conditioned studio with a floating floor (easier on the joints).
Anyway, "never give up, never give in". Whoops, that may be MC's motto, and problem.