Apparently I no longer understand Spanish. Or maybe it's because I have been watching Gran Hotel all day and my brain is tired. Anyway, I didn't catch a lot today. There was lots of boring conversing today. I guess it was plot-moving, but it was mainly saqueador stuff and since it didn't involve Pedro dying, I didn't feel compelled to really try and figure things out. I've combined and condensed in accordance with MLA (My Lazy Ass) style guidelines.
Plot movement score (on a subjective scale of 1-10): 4
Simon was MIA after the meeting. He was at Nachito’s talking to the Profe about his relationship with Edwina. His eyes sure are sparkling! Profe thinks Simon likes Edwina. Simon is still lying to himself about how he feels about her. Or maybe it’s more like he’s being deliberately dense about how she feels about him.
The Prodigal Son Returns
Plot movement score: 1 (and that’s being generous.)
Magda frets about Vladimir. He comes home escorted by his father. Magda sends him to his room. He’s being punished.
Antonio Pays the Bills
Plot movement score: 7
Antonio meets with the financial guy. He advises Antonio to dissolve his father’s partnership with the Cisneros and declare bankruptcy. Antonio’s dad would end up with no business and no funds.
He calls Sara on his way to the hospital. He needs to hear her voice. She makes him laugh by reminding him of the lovely weekend they spent in episodes 1-6ish.
But Isa of the hideous shoes could save them all. Ema is soooo grateful to Isa for being sooo kind and understanding. Antonio’s mom is keen to pimp him out when he gets to the hospital. Ema mentions to Antonio how Isa wants to help. Anto cries BS. Just that morning Isa told him she wasn’t ready to start thinking about the issue. Ema thinks maybe if Anto was being an ass, that might explain why Isa wasn’t willing to help. Anto tells his mother his plans to get them out of this mess: mortgages, loans, savings ets. Ema insists the solution is right in front of him. If Antonio would marry Isa, they would all be out of this mess. Mariana calls her mother on her BS, too. Antonio is not in love with Isa and Ema is simply selling him to save her hide.
Eduardo is still in serious condition. Any time he regains consciousness all he does is say “it wasn’t me!”
The Conatrol Gang
Plot movement score: 7.75 (it would probably be higher if I took the time to actually understand things.)
First let me say that they are kind of stupid to think that Marina and Sara won’t find it odd that Pepe and Nelson are included in a meeting with the bosses and Fidel.
Anyhooo. Everyone is in the break room watching Marcelo’s life-imitating telenovela “Los Ramirez” (is that the name?) Sebas interrupts, yells at them for watching the show, then calls the gang in to his office for a meeting about the saqueadores. It’s decided that Nelson will record Pedro and try to get him to say something incriminating. Fidel notes that that might not hold up in a court. It’s decided that they will come up with a list of questions planned to elicit what they need. They’ll have one of Fidel’s men around with a hidden recording device to validate the evidence. Nelson will ask the questions. Antonio is told of the plan.
Antonio tells Uribe. They skype the Conatrol crew so they can explain it to Uribe. Uribe asks Nelson to really think about what he’s doing and not expose himself more. Nelson is going to tell Pedro there are new sensores and make a date with Pedro to tell him about them.
Pedro still isn’t dead
Plot movement score: 5.
Cheo is still selling the irrigation systems. Pedro will take care of the installation.
Plot movement score: 6
Sebas calls Titna and asks about the ultrasound. Uups! She already had it done. The baby is fine. He wants to see the picture. Uuups! Titina calls her friend Silvia. Halp!
Silvia and Titina look over ultrasound pictures. Titina plans to get some cash out of “Chebi” then claim she lost the baby. She doesn’t feel guilty at all. She was deceived! Silvia asks if Titina ever noticed that he was gay. According to Titina, he looked as gay as she looks like a nun.
Dream a little dream of me
Plot movement score: 2
Quintin declares his love to Edwina. He wants to dedicate himself to making her happy if she would just say yes. He’s never loved anyone like her. They were born to be together. Like the sea and tsunamis. Like fire and firemen. Like rain and umbrellas. Like the sun and sunscreen. Edwina kind of shrugs. “ok.” I’ll be your girlfriend.
When we come back from a commercial break, we see Simon midstream of the same speech. It’s Edwina’s dream. She realizes she’s in love with Simon. Why oh why did she say yes to Quintin?
She talks it over with Magda later. This scene is important only because Magda admits to having dreams about Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas and Fernando Colunga.
BFF (That’s Bitchy Friend Forever)
Plot movement score: 1
Natalia suggests that perhaps Isa’s visits to the hospital are a little odd. Isa asks when the hell she’s getting married. Does Isa want her to leave? Why not just say so and stop being so bitchily passive aggressive. Isa says she would ask Nat to leave, except she knows Nat has no place to live. (Can she and Pedro somehow die together?)
The Plan Redux
Plot movement score: 6 (yeah. Lower this time because I felt even less like paying attention.)
Uribe tells other board member dude about the plan to catch the saqueadores. Board member then goes and mentions it to that guy that works with Ric. Ric then wonders if he should warn Pedro or not.
Meanwhile, the Conatrol gang starts trying to get in touch with Pedro to put the plan in motion. Nelson realizes when it’s all over he’s going to jail. (I hope they can avoid him going to jail.)
Combined Plot movement socre: 1
- Marcelo gives Natalia a hard time about the kiss that was captured on camera. Blah blah blah. She won’t do it again.
- Bruno and Laura face time.
- Serena tells Simon that the committee is going to focus on his lift-off. She mentions seeing Edwina with Quintin.
- Sorry. Simon’s rocket meeting is going here. Launch, unstable liquid hydrogen. blah blah blah.